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Victory "Vicary" Sikes, I

Also Known As: "Victory"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: Old Center Cemetery Suffield Hartford County Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Sikes and Phoebe Sikes
Husband of Abigail Sykes; Elizabeth Sikes; Elizabeth Sikes and Mary Trumbull
Father of Samuel Sikes; John Sikes and Victory Sikes, II
Brother of Rebecca Burt; Increase Sikes, Sr.; Experience Sikes; James Sikes and Nathaniel Sikes
Half brother of Samuel Healey; Paul Healy; Mary Healy and Hannah Healy

Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Victory "Vicary" Sikes, I

Victory "Vicary" Sikes I, of Suffield, CT

Born 3 Mar 1648/49, Springfield, Massachusetts. Died 25 Apr 1708, Suffield, Connecticut. He was the son of Richard Sikes and Phoebe (unknown last name). He married (1) 29 Jan 1672/73, Springfield, MA, Elizabeth Burt; daughter of Jonathan Burt & Elizabeth Lobdell. Elizabeth Burt was born 29 Dec 1652, Springfield, MA. She died at age 31 Sep 1683, Suffield, CT. Elizabeth died during child birth shortly after moving to Suffield in 1683.

Victory remarried 16 Jul 1684 to Elizabeth Granger. He had four more children by his second wife. Elizabeth Granger was the daughter of Launcelot Granger & Joanna Adams. Elizabeth Granger was born 13 Mar 1662, Newbury, MA. She died at age 29 or 30 on 20 Mar 1691/92, Suffield, CT.

He remarried a third time 22 Dec 1692, Suffield, CT to the widow Judah (Pritchard) Trumble, Mary Pritchard Trumble. She was the daughter of William Pritchard & Hannah (last name unknown). Mary Pritchard was born ca. 1652, Ipswich, MA. She died at circa age 70 on 6 Jun 1722, Suffield, CT. He died 25 Apr 1708, age 59.

Of his 11 children only three survived him: Jonathan, Samuel and Victory. In these days they were eager to carry on the family names. Victory was no exception. He had two Jonathan's, two John's, and two Victory's. There is a possible problem with the second John. There is only one birth date recorded in the Suffield v.r., but two death deaths, John son of Victory & Elizabeth d. 28 Apr 1687 & 19 Apr 1690, hardly enough time for the second John to be born between the two Victory's

Children with first wife, Elizabeth Burt:

  1. Jonathan Sikes, b. 16 Dec 1673, Springfield, MA; d. Aug 1674, Springfield, MA.
  2. Jonathan Sikes, b. 17 Jul 1675, Springfield, MA; m. Mary Lane.
  3. Elizur Sikes, b. 11 Dec 1677, Springfield, MA; d. 18 Dec 1677, Springfield, MA.
  4. Abel Sikes, b. 24 Feb 1678/79, Springfield, MA; d. 14 Mar 1678/79, Springfield, MA.
  5. Samuel Sikes, b. 3 Mar 1679/80, Springfield, MA; m. Mehitable Hanchett.
  6. Benjamin Sikes, b. 16 Oct 1682, Suffield, CT; d. 4 Nov 1682, Suffield, CT.
  7. Ebeneser Sikes, b. 24 Sep 1683, Suffield, CT; d. 14 Jan 1783/84, Suffield, CT.

Children with second wife, Elizabeth Granger:

  1. (his 8th child) John Sikes, b. 18 May 1685, Suffield, CT; d. 25 Apr 1687, Suffield, CT.
  2. (his 9th child) Victory Sikes, b. 9 Nov 1686, Suffield, CT; d. 4 Dec 1686, Suffield, CT.
  3. (his 10th child) Victory Sikes, b. 5 Sep 1689, Suffield, CT; m. Mary King.
  4. (his 11th child) John Sikes, b. Suffield, CT; d. 19 Apr 1690, Suffield, CT.

Sikes Family in Springfield, MA

On 20 Aug 1672, Victory and his brother Nathaniel were granted land, 30 acres on the northerly side of their father's land in Springfield, MA at Cowseek Brook with the condition they would not bother passage over their land in the times of the flood of the Old River.

On 4 Aug 1679, Victory Sikes and several other made a motion at a town meeting to have the town give them some land for a sawmill. Victory's first five children were born in Springfield, MA.

Sikes Family in Suffield, CT

On 10 Aug 1680 Victory was granted 50 acres of land in Suffield (part of Massachusetts until 1748). For running Boundaries between Springfield and Suffield in 1681, Victory was paid 3 shillings. This doesn't seem like much. Perhaps this explains why Suffield boundaries took so long to straighten out. He moved his family to Suffield in 1682. Victory was a carpenter by trade (all Suffield land grantees had to have a trade). With his brother Increase, he contracted to build a barn 52 by 24 feet, for Major Pynchon in Springfield, MA

The land grant in Suffield was 50 acres located on Springfield road which was changed to Crooked Lane and is now Mapleton Avenue. Dr. George Dimmock (Ref. 10) said that Victory lived on the north corner of North Street and Mapleton Avenue.

Victory held many town offices in Suffield: Sealer of the Weights and Measures, Constable, and even read the service in the old church. Victory in 1691 took James King to court because King had some clapboards that Victory had made from a tree he had cut down on the Common. King had brought the clapboards back when he found out who the owner was. The Judge found the clapboards to be Victory's but didn't fine King because King had thought the clapboards to be from his land.

As Constable, Victory had the job on 5 Apr 1697 to take William Peirce of Suffield, CT from court in Springfield to Suffield and to keep him in custody until he paid a 15 shillings fine and received a whipping on the naked body with eight stripes. Four as punishment for his profaning the Sabbath day and four stripes for his said theft.


From Suffield Historical Society Website: Reference Documents: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 110, 114, 177

Sources

  1. Richard Sikes and His Descendants: The First Seven Generations, compiled by Arthur M. Sikes, Jr. (found online)
  2. Suffield Historical Society: Early Families: Sikes Family

-------------------- Victory Sikes was born on 3 March 1648/49 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, His birth was recorded as 3 91) 1648/49.1,2. He died either on Wednesday, 25 April 1708 in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut, or on Tuesday, 25 April 1719 in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut (conflicting records)

  • Parents: the son of Richard Sikes and Phebe unknown.1,2

Married

  1. On 22 January 1672/73 Victory, at age 23, married Elizabeth Burt, at age 20, daughter of Jonathan Burt and Elizabeth unknown, in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.1
  2. On 16 July 1684 Victory, at age 35, married Elizabeth Granger, at age 22, daughter of Launelot Granger, in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut.1
  3. On 22 December 1692 Victory, at age 43, married Mary Prichard, daughter of Sgt. William Prichard and Hannah unknown, in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut.3,1

Children of Victory Sikes and Elizabeth Burt

  1. Jonathan Sikes1,4 (16 Dec 1673 - Aug 1674)
  2. Jonathan Sikes1,4 (17 Jul 1675 - )
  3. Elizur Sikes1 (11 Dec 1677 - 28 Dec 1677)
  4. Abel Sikes1 (24 Feb 1678/79 - 14 Mar 1679)
  5. Samuel Sikes1 (3 Mar 1680 - )
  6. Benjamin Sikes1 (16 Oct 1682 - 1 Nov 1682)

Children of Victory Sikes and Elizabeth Granger

  1. John Sikes1 (18 May 1685 - 28 Apr 1687)
  2. Victory Sikes1 (8 Nov 1686 - 4 Dec 1688)
  3. Victory Sikes1 (5 Sep 1689 - )
  4. John Sikes1 (a 1690 - 19 Apr 1690)

Links

Citations

  • Warren, Thomas B.. Springfield Families. volume V. Springfield, Massachusetts: unknown, unknown date).
  • Davis, Charles H. S. "Records of Springfield, Mass.", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XVII (1864).
  • Warner, Frederick C.. "Sergeant William Pritchard of Ipswich and Brookfield, Mass.", The American Genealogist volume XXXVIII (1962).
  • Davis, Charles H. S. "Records of Springfield, Mass.", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XIX (1865).

 

-------------------- Victory Sikes was born on 3 March 1648/49 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, His birth was recorded as 3 91) 1648/49.1,2. He died either on Wednesday, 25 April 1708 in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut, or on Tuesday, 25 April 1719 in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut (conflicting records)

  • Parents: the son of Richard Sikes and Phebe unknown.1,2

Married

  1. On 22 January 1672/73 Victory, at age 23, married Elizabeth Burt, at age 20, daughter of Jonathan Burt and Elizabeth unknown, in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.1
  2. On 16 July 1684 Victory, at age 35, married Elizabeth Granger, at age 22, daughter of Launelot Granger, in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut.1
  3. On 22 December 1692 Victory, at age 43, married Mary Prichard, daughter of Sgt. William Prichard and Hannah unknown, in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut.3,1

Children of Victory Sikes and Elizabeth Burt

  1. Jonathan Sikes1,4 (16 Dec 1673 - Aug 1674)
  2. Jonathan Sikes1,4 (17 Jul 1675 - )
  3. Elizur Sikes1 (11 Dec 1677 - 28 Dec 1677)
  4. Abel Sikes1 (24 Feb 1678/79 - 14 Mar 1679)
  5. Samuel Sikes1 (3 Mar 1680 - )
  6. Benjamin Sikes1 (16 Oct 1682 - 1 Nov 1682)

Children of Victory Sikes and Elizabeth Granger

  1. John Sikes1 (18 May 1685 - 28 Apr 1687)
  2. Victory Sikes1 (8 Nov 1686 - 4 Dec 1688)
  3. Victory Sikes1 (5 Sep 1689 - )
  4. John Sikes1 (a 1690 - 19 Apr 1690)

Links

Citations

  • Warren, Thomas B.. Springfield Families. volume V. Springfield, Massachusetts: unknown, unknown date).
  • Davis, Charles H. S. "Records of Springfield, Mass.", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XVII (1864).
  • Warner, Frederick C.. "Sergeant William Pritchard of Ipswich and Brookfield, Mass.", The American Genealogist volume XXXVIII (1962).
  • Davis, Charles H. S. "Records of Springfield, Mass.", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XIX (1865).

 

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1643
March 24, 1643
Windsor, Hartford, Ct
March 24, 1643
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
March 24, 1643
Windsor, Hartford, CT
March 24, 1643
Windsor, , CT
March 24, 1643
Windsor, Hartford, Ct
March 24, 1643
Windsor, , CT
1648
March 3, 1648
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
1665
January 29, 1665
Age 16
Windsor, Hartford, Ct
1672
January 29, 1672
Age 23
Springfield, Massachusetts
1679
March 3, 1679
Age 31
Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)