Richard/1 Sikes

M, #36662, (before May 1619 - 16 March 1676)
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Phebe (–?–):

  • Rebecca/2 Sikes+6 b. 9 May 1641, d. 28 Jan 1711/12
  • Experience/2 Sikes12 b. 5 Nov 1642, d. 7 Jun 1648
  • Increase/2 Sikes+13 b. 6 Aug 1644, d. 24 Mar 1712
  • Nathaniel/2 Sikes14 b. 30 Oct 1646, d. 15 Sep 1687
  • Victory/2 Sikes+15 b. 3 Mar 1648/49, d. 25 Apr 1708
  • James/2 Sikes16 b. 11 Jun 1651, d. 24 Mar 1712
Richard/1 Sikes, born before May 1619 in Staffordshire, England1, joined the church at Dorchester, Massachusetts, 4 Nov 1639.2 Admitted a freeman of Dorchester 13 May 1640.2 He married, in the first half of 1640, probably at Dorchester (Sikes) or Roxbury (Warren), Phebe (–?–)3,4,5, who joined the church at Dorchester 9 Jun 1640.2 Richard and Phebe Sykes lived first at Roxbury, then removed to Springfield, Massachusetts by 1642.6
     26 Sep 1644, Richard Sykes (as it was spelled) was chosen to Springfield's first board of selectmen, which held office until 2 Nov 1646.7 Juror in the paternity trial of Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright Jr., 24 Mar 1654.8 Richard Sikes ("Sicks") was one of 16 petitioners for the establishment of a plantation at Stony River, now Suffield, Connecticut, presented to the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, May 1670, and granted the following year. "Not one of the petitioners became a settler, but many of them labored faithfully for more than ten years to fill the complement of settlers, as required by the Grant."9
     He died at Springfield 16 Mar 167610,2, and his widow 2 Jan 1687.4,2

Local Notes:

Property13 Mar 1660, Springfield, MAMarch 13, 1660,— There is granted to Thomas Bancroft, Abell Wright, John Lumbard and Richard Sikes, a parcel of land lying on the west side of ye great river over against ye long meadow below George Colton's, which land hereby granted, lyeth between two brooks, and it is to run westward from ye river to a hill about 40 rods westward; — Thos. Bancroft to lie next to the Southernmost brook, Abell Wright next toward the north, John Lumbard next to him, and Richard Sikes next to him: — They four sharing therof equally in three-score acres of land, if there be so much there; — or if there be not so much they are to divide the piece equally amongst them, lying as above expressed. — See Record of Deeds, vol. i. p. 203. Various other grants of land, to the number of sixteen in all, from 1655 to 1695, as well as several to his sons Joseph and Abel, Jr., are on the town records also.11

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1507] "Sikes/Sykes Family Association," welcome page; also Richard (1.) Sikes.
  2. [S1507] "Sikes/Sykes Family Association," Richard (1.) Sikes.
  3. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 540, Richard Sikes: m. Roxbury.
  4. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, wid. Phebe Sikes d.
  5. [S1507] "Sikes/Sykes Family Association," Richard (1.) Sikes: m. Dorchester.
  6. [S27] Warren, "Springfield Families," 540, Richard Sikes.
  7. [S1108] Burt & Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 82, 85.
  8. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 104 (summary), 230–31 (transcript).
  9. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 46-47.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, Richard Sikes d.
  11. [S106] NEHGS Register, Rev. Stephen Wright, "Genealogy of Lieut. Abel Wright, of Springfield, Mass." (Jan 1881), 35:74.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 71, Experience Sikes b.; d.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 71, Increase Sikes b.
  14. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, Nath[aniel] Sikes b.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, Victory Sikes b.
  16. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 71, James Sikes b.

Increase/2 Sikes

M, #36664, (6 August 1644 - 24 March 1712)
Father*Richard/1 Sikes1 b. b May 1619, d. 16 Mar 1676
Mother*Phebe (–?–)2 b. c 1618, d. 2 Jan 1687
Last Edited:12 Aug 2014

Children with Abigail Fowler:

  • John/3 Sikes11 b. 23 Apr 1672, d. 10 Nov 1689
  • Ens. Nathaniel/3 Sikes+12 b. 7 Jul 1673, d. 30 May 1727
  • Increase/3 Sikes1 b. 1 Jan 1674, d. 3 Sep 1750
  • Abigail/3 Sikes13 b. Mar 1676/77
  • Rebecca/3 Sikes14 b. 17 Sep 1678
  • Samuel/3 Sikes15 b. 27 Mar 1680
  • Phebe/3 Sikes16 b. 27 Feb 1681, d. 15 Mar 1681/82
  • James/3 Sikes17 b. 14 Mar 1682/83, d. 4 Apr 1683
  • James/3 Sikes17 b. 27 Mar 1684, d. 24 May 1684
  • Benjamin/3 Sikes18 b. 5 Dec 1685, d. 30 Jul 1687
Increase/2 Sikes was born 6 Aug 1644 at Springfield, Massachusetts.3,1 23 Nov 1670, he agreed to carry down the Great River to Hartford for John Pynchon, his corn & barrels next spring.4 He married, 22 Mar 1670/71 at Springfield, Abigail Fowler of Windsor, Connecticut, daughter of Ambrose Fowler and Joan Alvord.5,6,7
     With his brother Victory he contracted to build a barn at Springfield, 52 x 24 feet, for Major John Pynchon.8 He was an original purchaser at Suffield from Pynchon, who bought the tract which became Suffield from the Indians for £30, then had it surveyed and subdivided for sale to settlers. Pynchon's account reconciliation, dated Feb 1681, notes that Increase Sikes had paid 16s. 8d. for an unspecified amount of land.9
     Increase Sikes was a freeman of Springfield, 7 May 1684. "He was a carpenter, farmer, logger, and laborer, regularly in the Pynchons' employ."4 He died 24 Mar 1712, the same day as his brother James, at age 67.10,4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 71, Increase Sikes b.
  2. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 540, Richard Sikes.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 18:83 (Jan 1864): Encrease Sikes b.
  4. [S1507] "Sikes/Sykes Family Association," Increase (3.) Sikes.
  5. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Judge Pynchon's Marriage Record: 1685–1711," 123:258 (Oct 1969).
  6. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 71, Increase Sikes/Abigail Fowler m.
  7. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 1, Increase Sikes/Abigail ffowler m.
  8. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 41.
  9. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 20, Account with Settlers for Land.
  10. [S27] Warren, "Springfield Families," 540, Increase Sikes.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, John Sikes b.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, Nathaneel Sikes b.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 71, Abigail Sikes b.
  14. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, Rebecca Sikes b.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, Samuel Sikes b.
  16. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, Phebe Sikes b.; d.
  17. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 71, James Sikes b.; d.
  18. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 71, Benjamin Sikes b.; d.

Sgt. Miles/1 Morgan

M, #36666, (say 1620 - 28 May 1699)
Last Edited:16 Aug 2017

Children with Prudence Gilbert:

  • Mary/2 Morgan10 b. 14 Feb 1644, d. 2 Oct 1683
  • Jonathan/2 Morgan+11 b. 16 Nov 1646, d. 10 Apr 1714
  • David/2 Morgan+12 b. 23 Sep 1648, d. 30 May 1731
  • Pelatiah/2 Morgan13 b. 7 Jul 1650, d. 1675
  • Pelatiah/2 Morgan4 b. 7 Jul 1650, d. 1675/76
  • Isaac/2 Morgan14 b. 12 May 1652, d. 1706/7
  • Lydia/2 Morgan15 b. 8 Apr 1654
  • Hannah/2 Morgan16 b. 11 Apr 1656, d. 17 Jan 1696/97
  • Mercy/2 Morgan17 b. 8 Jul 1658 or 18 Jul 1658
  • William/2 Morgan18 b. circa 1660, d. 8 Dec 1663

Child with Elizabeth/2 Bliss:

  • Nathaniel/2 Morgan19 b. 14 Jun 1671
Sgt. Miles/1 Morgan was born in Wales, probably at Llandaff, County Glamorgan.1 In March, 1636, James Morgan and two younger brothers, John and Miles, sailed from Bristol to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, landing at Boston.1 He married (1), at Salem, Prudence Gilbert, with whom he settled in the western frontier town of Springfield.2 He was a juror in the Springfield paternity trial of Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright Jr., 24 Mar 1654.3 His 1st wife died there 14 Jan 1660/612,4, and there he married (2), 15 [Pynchon; 18, Warren] Feb 1669/70, Elizabeth/2 Bliss, daughter of Thomas/1 Bliss and Margaret/1 Hulins.5,6,7,4
     He was one of 16 petitioners for the establishment of a plantation at Stony River, now Suffield, Connecticut, presented to the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, May 1670, and granted the following year. "Not one of the petitioners became a settler, but many of them labored faithfully for more than ten years to fill the complement of settlers, as required by the Grant."8
     Sgt. Miles Morgan died at Springfield 28 May 1699.4

Local Notes:

Elected1662, Springfield, MATheir being presented into this Corte by Ensigne Cooper the Names of Severall persons who were by the trayned band of Springfeild chosen to severall places and Offices in the said Company, together with the desire of the said Company that this Corte would confirme the said persons in such Places and offices to which they were chosen:
     The Corte taking into consideration the desires of the Trayned Band of Springfeild thought fitt to confirm and ratify the choyce of the Souldery There: And therefore Doe accordingly declare That Samuell Marshfeild is and shalbe the Clark of the Trayned Band at Springfeild: And that Thomas Stebbins is and shalbe their Eldest Serjeant: And Miles Morgan their Second Serjeant: And that Jonathan Burt is and shalbe their first Corporall: Benjamin Parsons the Second Corporall: Rice Bedortha the third Corporall: and John Dumbleton the fourth Corporall:9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S915] William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, 712.
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Prudence Morgan d.
  3. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 104 (summary), 230–31 (transcript).
  4. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 440, Miles Morgan.
  5. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 19:62 (Jan 1865): Nathaneel Morgan b.
  6. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Sergt. Morgan/Elizabeth Blisse m.
  7. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 1, Serja Miles Morgan/Elizabeth Bliss m.
  8. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 46-47.
  9. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 266.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Mary Morgan b.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 63, Jona[than] Morgan b.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 63, David Morgan b.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Pelatiah Morgan b.
  14. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 63, Isaak Morgan b.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Lidia Morgan b.
  16. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 63, Hannah Morgan b.
  17. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Mercy Morgan b.
  18. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, William Morgan d.
  19. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Nathaniel Morgan b.