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David C. Fyke, TN > ARK, also Fain connection?
Posted by: Kathy Fain Swanstrom Date: September 09, 2001 at 23:12:31
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Anyone working on Fykes from TN or NC and Ark or find a Fyke - Fain connection? I finally located my great-grandfather Clarence E. Fain in the 1900 census today, living with the family of David C. Fyke. No wonder it took me so long to find him! Here is the transcription:

Arkansas, Craighead County, Little Texas Township, Dryden Town, ED #17, sheet 3B-----

Fyke, David C. Head. White. Maile. Born Aug 1841. Age 58. Married 40 yrs. Born TN, father NC, mother TN.

Fyke, Martha A. Wife. White. Female. Born Nov 1839. Age 60. Married 40 yrs. Births 7, Living 4. Born AL, father GA, mother GA.

Fain, Willie T. Nephew. White. Male. Born May 1884. Age 16. Single. Born AL, father AL, mother AL.

Fain, Clarence. Nephew. White. Male. Born July 1888. Age 11. Single. Born AR, father AL, mother AL.

I see 3 possibilities for the Fain boys being nephews of David Fyke: 1-David's wife Martha was a Fain, and the boys were a brother's children. 2-David Fyke's sister married a Fain, and the boys were her children. Or 3-David's wife Martha had a sister who married a Fain and the boys were her children.

Many Fains settled in GA, and a branch or two moved to AL, so that supports the idea that Martha was a Fain. I have no idea whatsoever what happened to Willie and Clarence's parents that caused them to be raised by the Fykes.

Hoping someone has a clue.....

Kathy


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