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Re: William T. Dyke
Posted by: Helen Hoke (ID *****9706) Date: July 07, 2002 at 10:15:44
In Reply to: Re: William T. Dyke by Nancy of 716

Descendants of Judith Ann Smith
Generation No. 1

daughter of Franklin "Frank' Moss Smith and Susannah Viney McHenry, was born March 1831 in the Powell Valley, Campbell Co, TN. She married William T. Dyke, son of William Dyke and Elizabeth McNew, on Nov. 9, 1851, in Campbell Co, TN. To this Union was given 7 children. She was listed as a Housekeeper on the census. There is a picture that hangs in "The Little House", of her when she was 10 years old. This is the house she was born and/or raised in. Judith Ann died May 17, 1912, Campbell Co, TN. She is buried in the Dykes Cemetery, located about a fourth of a mile on the road to the left of the Pine Grove independent Baptist Church on Flat Hollow Rd. A Pictures of her Headstone is available upon request. There is no dates listed on Headstone. She was a widow when she died. She was still living near Well Springs. She died from Dropsy.


1. Oty C. Dyke
2. Franklin Dyke
3. Thomas Dyke
4. Martha Dyke
5. Susan Dyke
6. James F. Dyke
7. George D. Dyke

Name: Judith Ann Dyke
Date of Death: 5/17/12
Sex: Female
Color: White
Age: 82 years 2 months
Married or Single: Widow
Place of Death: near Well Spring
Cause of Death: Dropsy
Place of Birth: Powell River, Claiborne County
Occupation: Housekeeper

William T. Dyke, son of William Laufton Dyke and Elizabeth McNew, was born around 1829 in Claiborne Co, TN. He is found in the 1850 Campbell Co, TN Census, one year before he married. He is in the household of Wiley Graham who was a Blacksmith. William is listed as being 18 years old, born in TN and a farmer. He is listed in the 1880 Census, along with wife, Judith. On the 1890 Veteran's Special Census, He was listed as Home #7, Family #28, Post Office as Well Spring, TN, and he listed diarrhea, pain in side and Rheumatisim as his disabilities.
       Per Tom Dykes, William Dike, 2nd TN Infantry Regiment, Co. E, Federal, Enlisted June 10, 1863, honorably discharged August 3, 1865. Private, served 2y 1m 23d. Was in the battle of Rogersville Nov. 6, 1863. Was one of the 31% of the 2nd TN Inf that was not captured that day. His father-in-law, Franklin Moss Smith, was a confederate. Must have made interesting talk at the supper table. There is a interesting story told by Frank Jones per Tom Dykes, that William left Campbell County by telling the Rebels at the roadblocks, that he was going to cut wheat for a rich sympathizer, the Miller family, in northern Campbell County. Once past the roadblocks, he threw his cradle into the woods and headed north over the mountains to join the Union Army.
       He married Judith Ann Smith when he was around 19 years old. This marriage is confirmed by book of Marriages for Campbell Co, TN.
Some say that after hearing that his father was killed in Gate City, VA, William told his wife, Judith, that he was going to kill the man that killed his father. He went off and when he returned, it was never mentioned again. William and Judith built a log cabin on property near the Dyke Cemetery. The cabin was constructed of large poplar logs, about 24" in diameter. It was a one room cabin with sleeping quarters in one end and a fireplace in the other end. A kitchen was built later. My father has taken many a meals in this kitchen. The cabin remained until the early 1900's, before 1940, when Thomas Henry 'Cuttin Box' Dyke and wife, Cordelia, had logs sawed into boards. Frank Jones was born in the cabin and raised there by grandparents until he was 13 or 14 years old. William died before 1912. He is buried in the Dykes Cemetery. A Picture of his Headstone is available upon request. There is no dates listed on Headstone just Civil War Vet.


1850 Campbell Co, TN Census
Wiley Graham 32 Blacksmith
Clarissa 26
Tyler 9
Homer 7
Lucius 5
Elizabeth 3
Martha 1/12
William Dyke 18 Farmer Born TN
Narcissa Montgomery 15 Female Born TN

Marriage Notes for JUDITH SMITH and WILLIAM DIKE:
LDS Website has:
Judy Ann SMITH
Sex: F
Spouse: William DYKE
Marriage: 6 Nov 1851
Campbell, Tennessee

Judy Ann SMITH
Sex: F
Spouse: Wm. DYKE
Marriage: 11 Nov 1851
Campbell, Tennessee

Do you want the info on the children? Please, if you can add anything to this info, do, do, do, for all to share. And if any is incorrect, please correct it. We are only human and I took must of this from what others including my father told me. I do have info and pictures of the house she was born in, if you are interest in that. I am related by her father, frank Moss Smith, his father Robert C. Smith. Robert had a brother, Ransom D. Smith, who was my -g-g-g-grandfather, to his son, Benjamin Smith, to son, Benjamin Franklin Smith, Sr., to son, William Malon Smith, son, Millard Fillmore Smith, my father then me. How are you related. There is an interesting story about Franklin Moss Smith, if you want to hear that. Enjoy
Helen L Smith Hoke

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