Mallory, your John B. Dykes was the son of Rev. James Dykes,
born on 28 June 1809 on Beech Creek, Hawkins Co., Tennessee,
and died in 1903 and is buried on top of Chimney Top Mtn
in the Penley Cemetery. He lived in Hawkins and Greene Cos.,and in Scott Co., Virginia, where he was living in the 1850 Census. He was the fourth child of John Dykes and wife,
Susannah Robertson, of Beech Creek, Hawkins County.
Rev. James Dykes had 19 children. His first wife, Rebecca
Jane Baskett of Greene Co., Tenn. had five children.
His 2nd wife, Lucinda Pearson of Scott County, Va. had nine
children: Sonya, John, Florra E., Sarah E., Patrick Milburn,
Joseph W., Isham, Thomas, Louise, and Emily.
Rev. James Dykes and wife, Lucinda,were married on 25 January 1846 in Scott County. She was born about 1816 in
what later became the Republic of Texas in 1836. She died about 1868 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.
Rev. James Dykes' third wife was Jane Estepp Penley, born in
1841. They married in Scott County, Va. and the marriage
record is: "James Dykes, widowed, age 60 from Hawkins County, Tennessee, to Jane Penley, age 28, widower from
Scott County, Virginia. Date: 2 December 1869. They had
four children. Many of his descendants live around Spears
Ferry, Virginia. He moved from Scott County after 1869
to Pine Grove Section of Greene County, Tennessee.
Chimney Top Mountain is near Rev. James Dykes' childhood
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