Descendants of Joshua Sikes



  Fourth Generation  




13. Robert SYKES-[98] was born on 14 Nov 1850 in Tennessee and died on 5 Sep 1935 in Morrilton , Arkansas.


Robert was living with his daughter Margaret after an operation and died on Monday morning at the age of 85. He was a long time resident of Clarksville & Johnson County, Arkansas.


Robert is buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Source: Newspaper clippings, Census records, verification on Headstone by Paul & Blanche Qualls .




1. Alt. Birth: Mar 1850, Tennessee.




Robert married Alice McNAUGHTON-[5] [MRIN:9], daughter of Thomas McNAUGHTON-[140] and Caroline GREAR-[141], on 14 Nov 1875 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas Book N, Page 386. Alice was born on 20 Jun 1856 in Tennessee and died on 31 Mar 1922 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.



Their children were:


+ 19 M    i. Charles SYKES-[6] was born in Jul 1886 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.

   20 M    ii. Robert M. SYKES-[7] was born on 23 Apr 1889 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and died on 9 Jan 1975 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


In 1890 Court records in Johnson County showed Robert paid a poll tax Ref. page 135.

Robert is buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Robert M. was living in Morrilton, Arkansas in 1935, at the time of his fathers (Robert Sykes) death.


Source: Newspaper Clipping of Morriltion, Ark




Robert married Neoma THOMAS-[32] [MRIN:11] on 24 Apr 1921 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas, Book W, Page 257 .Neoma was born on 27 Jun 1900 in Arkansas and died on 14 May 1989 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.



   21 F    iii. Margaret SYKES-[8] was born in Jan 1892 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Margaret is buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Margaret's father (Robert Sykes) was living with her at the time of his death in Morrilton, Ark.


Source: Newspaper Clipping of Morriltion, Ark




Margaret married W. I. (Earl) BESSETT-[31] [MRIN:12] on 22 May 1913 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas, Book U, Page 597. W. was born about 1890.



   22 F    iv. Lela SYKES-[82] .


Lela was living in Fullerton, California in 1935, at the time of her fathers (Robert Sykes) death.


Source: Newspaper Clipping of Morriltion, Ark




Lela married J. H. DUNN-[83] [MRIN:45] on 21 Apr 1897 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas Book R, Page 611.



   23 F    v. Fannie SYKES-[84] .


Fannie was living in Morrilton, Arkansas in 1935, at the time of her fathers (Robert Sykes) death.


Source: Newspaper Clipping of Morriltion, Ark




Fannie married Joseph A. PARKER Sr.-[85] [MRIN:46] on 17 Jun 1894 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas Book R, Page 328.



15. Levander SYKES Jr.-[4] was born about 1858 in Dekalb County, Tempreance Hall, Tennessee and died on 28 Mar 1961 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.


1900 Census, Grant Township, Town of Coal Hill Levander Sykes Jr. lived with Ellen and his mother-in-law Mr. Louvina Fondren who was born in August 1821. Ellen was living in Hartman, Arkansas when she and Levander Jr. got married.

1920 Census of Johnson County, Spadra Township, Arkansas shows Lavander with his wife Grace, and daughters Ruby, Lucille, Fay & Dorothy a son Willie and Irene Williamson a sister-in-law.

Robert Lavander was called Vander by his family and friends. He moved his family to Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas in the late 1920's. There was seven (7) children born to Vander and Grace, Willie was his son by his wife Mrs. Emma "Gray" Williamson. Vander married his step daughter Grace after Emma died. Irene Williamson a sister to Grace, was living with Vander and Grace for years. Irene never married, but she had one child out of wed lock, his name was Jack Williamson. It is believed that Jack was fathered by Vander. The Sykes family lived in a large two story house at the south end of main street, the last house on the east side of the street before you reach the railroad tracks.

Vander worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company and provided for his family very well, but it could have been much better had it not been for his drinking. As Crawford County was voted a dry county in the 30's, Vander and his oldest son Willie "Bill", help keep the bootleggers of Mulberry in business. Vander kept a foot locker at the end of his bed where he kept his home made twist chewing tobacco and personal items. It was always a treat to watch him get into this foot locker just to see the items he kept there, such as his railroad Watch, shaving mug, straight razor, Etc., also the aroma from that twist chewing tobacco was very pleasant.

Information on The Certificate of Death furnished by his daughter Faye "Sykes" Steele, shows his name as Robert Vander Sykes born Aug. 25, 1865 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Note: On Robert Vander Sykes Certificate fo Death, Mrs. Faye "Sykes" Steele daughter of Vander, listed Nancy's maiden name as Howard. She also, listed Nancy as Levander Sykes Jr.'s mother, but according to the 1860 Tennessee Census, his mother was Frances Sykes, Nancy was his step mother.



Source: Paul J. Qualls, grandson of Vander Sykes.


1. Alt. Birth: 25 Aug 1858, Arkansas.



Levander married Mrs. Emma GRAY-[87] [MRIN:5] after 1894. Mrs. was born on 30 Jul 1869 in Arkansas and died in Arkansas.

 


1. Alt. Birth: 30 Jul 1869, Arkansas.



Their children were:


+ 24 M    i. Willie (Bill) SYKES-[21] was born on 20 Aug 1908 in Arkansas and died on 7 May 1966 in West Helena, Or Nettleton, Arkansas.


Levander next married Minnie SMITH-[27] [MRIN:6] on 13 Apr 1889 in Spadra, Arkansas Book Q, Page 473. Minnie was born about 1861.



Levander next married Mrs Ellen HENRY-[28] [MRIN:7] on 2 Feb 1893 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas, Book R, Page 207. Mrs was born in May 1860 in Arkansas.



It has not been confirmed that the LV Sykes that Mrs Hartmen married in 1893 was Robert Lavander Sykes. More research is needed to verify this.


Source: Johnson County, Arkansas Marriage Records 1908---1924.



Levander next married Grace WILLIAMSON-[18] [MRIN:8], daughter of Jim WILLIAMSON-[50] and Mrs. Emma GRAY-[87], about 1910 in Arkansas. Grace was born on 23 Sep 1892 in Arkansas and died on 10 May 1980 in Crawford County, Van Buren, Arkansas.



Their children were:


+ 25 F    i. Ruby Sue SYKES-[19] was born in 1911 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and died in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.

+ 26 F    ii. Pauline Lucille SYKES-[20] was born on 22 Oct 1913 in Spadra, Arkansas and died on 24 May 1994 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

+ 27 F    iii. Faye SYKES-[22] was born on 1 Jan 1917 in Arkansas and died on 14 Jun 1997 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.

+ 28 F    iv. Dorothy SYKES-[23] was born on 10 Mar 1919 in Johnson County, Spadra, Arkansas and died on 5 Jul 1987 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.

+ 29 M    v. Johnny SYKES-[24] was born on 3 Aug 1920 in Arkansas and died on 5 Aug 1990 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.

+ 30 M    vi. Earl Vernon SYKES-[25] was born on 22 May 1924 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas and died on 10 Sep 1986 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

+ 31 M    vii. Robert (Junior) SYKES-[26] was born about 1925 in Arkansas.

17. James Oscar SYKES-[9] was born on 13 Jan 1869 in Clarksville, Arkansas, died on 25 Mar 1954 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and was buried in 1954 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.


1900 Census, Grant Township, Town of Coal Hill, Arkansas list John O., Emma, Roy & Ralph in household #174.

James Oscar is buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.



James married Emma HANDLEY-[10] [MRIN:13] on 1 Oct 1893 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas Book R. Page 254. Emma was born on 13 Jul 1875 in Arkansas, died on 1 Oct 1946 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and was buried on 3 Oct 1946 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.



Their children were:


+ 32 M    i. Roy O. SYKES-[11] was born in Dec 1898 in Arkansas and died in 1961 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.

+ 33 M    ii. Ralph SYKES-[12] was born on 2 Apr 1900 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas, died on 15 Feb 1976 and was buried in 1976 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.

+ 34 M    iii. John Raymond SYKES-[142] 1 was born on 20 Jun 1902 in Coal Hill, AR, died on 30 Sep 1970 in  Heavener OK and was buried in 1970 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.

   35 F    iv. Mary Francis SYKES-[14] was born on 10 Apr 1905, died on 2 Jul 1999 and was buried on 4 Jul 1999 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.


Mary was living in Memphis, Tennessee at the time of her mothers death.


Source: Funeral notice in Clarksville, Arkansas newspaper.



   36 M    v. Carl SYKES-[15] was born in 1908 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and died in 1966 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Carl married Bertha CAREY-[42] [MRIN:17]. Bertha was born in 1912 in Arkansas and died on 11 May 1948 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.



+ 37 F    vi. Mimmie Mae SYKES-[16] was born about 1910 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.

+ 38 M    vii. James Voyle SYKES-[45] was born on 5 Oct 1911 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and died on 26 Apr 1981.

18. Thresa D. SYKES-[3] was born on 10 May 1877 in Arkansas.


1900 Census, town of Coal Hill, Grant Township, Arkansas showed Levander Sykes, Sr. living with Thresa and her husband Dero Duty.



Thresa married Dero J. DUTY-[30] [MRIN:4] on 8 Sep 1895 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas. Dero was born in Apr 1877 in Tennessee.



Their children were:


   39 F    i. Ada DUTY-[33] was born in Oct 1896.

   40 M    ii. Wiley DUTY-[34] was born in Jan 1899.



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