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Re: Clevenger, Greene, Sycks surnames
Posted by: Patricia A. Terpstra Date: February 20, 2000 at 22:18:30
In Reply to: Clevenger, Greene, Sycks surnames by Elisabeth Cuddy of 1583

Rachel Sykes, born 1796, died 1869; married Mathew Greene, born 17 FEb 1806; died 24 Jan 1891.
Rachel was the daugher of Henry and Barbara SELSOR Sykes.
From Henry Sykes pension record filed 17 Nov 1834. He says he entered the service as a volunteer in August 1776, and marched to the Ohio a short distance below Yellow Creek under Captain James Neale. He says he was living at that time in Fayette Co., and was out on this service for about three months. He next served a month at Garards Fort under Captain Samuel Swingler in 1777 or 1778. He was a sergeant at that time, but was promoted to Ensign and served a longer tour at the same place. He went out as a spy under Col. William Crawford in 1782 during which time he collected a scalp from the Indian who had killed a man named Hall (Dick Hall) He served at Garards Fort nearly every summer from 1776 to 1782, acting in the capacity of spy on Dunkard Creek at various times. Was with the party that pursued the Indians when Enoch Enoch and a man named Robinson were killed. In his application he says he supposed he was born on the Shenandoah River, the date being 12 Feb 1757 and that his father died in 1782.
It has been said that Henry Sykes was twice married, his first wife being Barbara Selsor, and that he had ten chidlren by each marriage. However his will mentions only 5 children: John, Daniel, David, Druscilla, and Rachel.
Henry Sykes father was John Conrad Sykes and I have more on him and his family.


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