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William George Fikes Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Fikes:”

 

 

Generation

 

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X   Peter Fikes

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born before 1720.  Died before 1776.

 

2. Wife: Elizabeth (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Philip Adam Fikes: (perhaps) See generation X, below.

 

X   Philip Adam Fikes

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .

 

2. Wife: (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Henry Fikes: See generation X, below.

 

X   Henry Fikes

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .

 

2. Wife: Margaret Keck

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Margaret Fikes: Born 14 April 1799 at Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.  Died 9 November 1897 at Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Sebastian Shimmel (b. Jan 1794 at Minden, Montgomery Co., NY, d. 8 Sep 1881 at Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY).

 

 

 

Note: relationships above this still unknown.

 

 

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3   Michael Fikes

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1785 in New York.  Died .  Employed as a farmer

 

1850 US Census: Michael Fikes, age 65 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New  York.  The household also included Adam Fikes, age 20 (b. NYS); Mary Fikes, age 58 (b. NYS); and Mary Ann Fikes, age 19 (b. NYS).

 

2. Wife: Mary (?)

 

Born about 1792 in New York.  Died 7 December 1873 in Jefferson County, New York; interred Van Allen Cemetery.

 

3. Children:

 

a. John M. Fikes: Born about 1820 in New York.

 

1850 US Census: John M. Fikes, age 30 (b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mrs. Fikes, age 25 (b. NYS); son, Geo Fikes, age 3 (b. NYS); brother, Geo Fikes, age 24 (b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter; and George's wife, Jane Fikes, age 30 (b. NYS).

 

b. George Fikes: See generation 2, below.

 

c. Adam Fikes: (perhaps) Born about 1830 in Herkimer County, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: Adam Fikes, age 35 (b. Herkimer Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Catherine Fikes, age 36 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had had 1 child; son, Albert Fikes, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and mother, Mary Fikes, age 72 (b. Herkimer Co., NY), who had had 12 children.

 

1880 US Census: Adam Fikes, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $400.  The household also included his wife, Catharine Fikes, age 59 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and son, Joseph Fikes, age 19 (b. NYS).  Of interest, the household headed by Albert Fikes, age 26, was enumerated next door, and the household headed by George Fikes, age 52, was enumerated on the same census page.

 

d. Mary Ann Fikes: (perhaps) Born about 1831 in New York.

 

2   George Fikes

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1827 in Herkimer County, New York.  Died 1 August 1884 in Jefferson County, New York; interred Van Allen Cemetery.  Moved from Herkimer County to Jefferson County about 1837.  Veteran of the US Civil War; served as a private in the 10th NY Artillery from 4 August 1862 to 23 June 1865 (2 years, 10 months, 19 days).

 

1850 US Census: George Fikes, age 24, resided with his presumed brother, John M. Fikes, in Pamelia Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1855 NYS Census: Geo Fikes, age 27 (b. Herkimer Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided in Jefferson County for 15 years.  The household also included his wife, Jane Fikes, age 30 (b. Saratoga Co., NY), who had resided in Jeffersn County for 18 years; son, Erzaen Fikes, age 4 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, C. A. Fikes, age 2 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1860 US Census: George Fikes, age 33 (b. NYS) and employed as a sawyer, was heading a household in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $2,000 and his personal property was valued at $500.  The household also included his wife, Jane Fikes, age 35 (b. NYS); son, Irwin Fikes, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Celia Fikes, age 7 (b. NYS); son, Ernest Fikes, age 5 (b. NYS); daughter, Ida Fikes, age 3 (b. NYS); and son, Willie Fikes, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: George Fikes, age 37 (b. Herkimer Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Jane Fikes, age 39 (b. Herkimer Co., NY), who had had 6 children; son, Erwin Fikes, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Celia Fikes, age 12 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS); son, Ernest Fikes, age 9 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Ida J. Fikes, age 7 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Willie G. Fikes, age 5 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, Mary E. Fikes, age 2 years and 2 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: George Fikes, age 42 (b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township (Philadelphia Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,225 and his personal property was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Jane Fikes, age 44 (b. NYS); son, Irwin Fikes, age 19 (b. NYS); daughter, Celia A. Fikes, age 17 (b.  NYS); son, Ernest Fikes, age 14 (b. NYS); daughter, Ida J. Fikes, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Willie G. Fikes, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Mary E. Fikes, age 8 (b. NYS); and Mary Fikes, age 77 (b. NY) and "past labor."

 

1875 NYS Census: George Fikes, age 47 (b. Herkimer Co., NYS) and owner of a sawmill, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Jane Fikes, age 49 (b. Saratoga Co., NYS); son, Ernest Fikes, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS); son, Willie G. Fikes, age 15 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS); and daughter, Mary E. Fikes, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS).

 

1880 US Census: George Fikes, age 52 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Jane Fikes, age 54 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Willie Fikes, age 22 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer; and daughter, Mary Fikes, age 17 (b. NYS).  Of interest, the households headed by Albert Fikes, age 26 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, and Adam Fikes, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, were enumerated on the same census page.    

 

2. Wife: Jane Scouten

 

Born about 1825 in Saratoga County, New York.  Died .

 

3. Children:

 

a. Irwin/Erwin Fikes: Born about 1851 in New York.  Married (3rd), as her 3rd marriage, Delia Smith (b. Montreal, Canada), daughter of Maxon (b. Canada) and Margaret (Kalyon) Jerome, on 16 December 1915 in New York.

 

b. Celia A. Fikes: Born about 1853 in New York.

 

c. Ernest Fikes: Born about 1855 in New York.  

 

d. Ida Fikes: Born about 1857 in New York.

 

e. William George Fikes: See generation 1, below.

 

f. Mary E. Fikes: Born about 1853 in New York.

 

1   William George Fikes:

"Willie"

 

Born April 1860 in New York.  Died .  Married (1st) Hattie Estelle Drake (dau of Garrett Drake) and had children.  Married (2nd) Ida C. Drake (dau of Alonzo T. Drake) about 1904.  Ancestry of both wives detailed on the Henry Drake page.

 

1900 US Census: William Fikes, age 40 (b. Apr 1860 in NYS) and employed as , was  heading a household in/near the Village of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Hattie Fikes, age 35 (b. Jun 1864 in NYS); son, Roy Fikes, age 13 (b. Dec 1886 in NYS); daughter, Ida Fikes, age 11 (b. Apr 1889 in NYS), son, Emery Fikes, age 8 (b. Sep 1892 in NYS); daughter, Edna Fikes, age 5 (b. Sep 1895 in NYS); and laborer, Birt Hewit, age 24 (b. Jan 1876 in NYS).

 

1910 US Census: William G. Fikes, age 49 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Elm Ridge Road in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife, Ida C. Fikes, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had no children; daughter, Ida May Fikes, age 20 (b. NYS); son, Emery C. Fikes, age 17 (b. NYS); daughter, Edna C. Fikes, age 14 (b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: William G. Fikes, age 59 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household on Clark Street in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ida C. Fikes, age 52 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: William G. Fikes, age 69 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household at 132 Clark Street in the Village of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His residence was valued at $3,000, and he married 1st at age 46.  The household also included his wife, Ida C. Fikes, age 63 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 37.

 

1940 US Census: William G. Fikes, age 79 (b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household at 101 Church Street in the Village of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In April 1935 he resided in the same township.  The household also included his wife, Ida C. Fikes, age 73 (b. NYS).  They both had completed 6th grade.

 

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