Monday, September 21, 2009

William DIKES born 1835/6 Texas, father USA born via 1870 census

Here William is alive and dwelling with his family (although mispelt etc. )in 1870
Name: William Dike
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Age in 1870: 33
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1870: Burnham, Ellis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Cummins Creek
Household Members: Name Age
William Dike 33
Ann Dike 26
William Dike 11
Jonathan Dike 8
Lena Dike 5
Charles Dike 4 again my great grandfather

William seems to have died before 1880 as his wife is listed as a widow.
1880 United States Federal Census
about Aby Dikes
Name: Aby Dikes
Home in 1880: Haskell, Texas
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Indiana
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
Aby Dikes 36
Wm. M. Dikes 20
James V. Dikes 18
Lauretta Dikes 15
Charley Dikes 13
Robt Dikes 9
John Maibin Dikes 6

Next Source of Information

Source Information: Texas Land Title Abstracts [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Texas General Land Office. Abstracts of all original Texas Land Titles comprising Grants and Locations. Austin, TX, USA.

Grantee: A. C. Dikes
Certificate: 26/1553
Patentee: A. C. Dikes
Patent Date: 27 Jul 1890
Acres: 160
District: Milam; Travis
County: Eastland
File: 6857
Survey/Blk/Tsp: NE 1/4 36 H & TC 4-
Patent #: 594
Patent Volume: 10
Class: School

William Dikes Family Group Looks like this
William Dikes

B: abt 1837
Texas, United States
D: before 1880
FATHER: Joseph D Johnson 1812 - 1851 MOTHER: Charrity Dixson 1812 - 1846
Wife Abigail C Johnson
Abigail C Johnson

B: 27 March 1842 Carlisle, Sullivan, Indiana, United States
D: Eastland, Texas, United States

Children of William and Abigail include:

William M Dikes
Sep 8 1859
Texas, United States

died 1954
Oklahoma, United States

James E. Dikes
16 Jan 1861

Lauretta A Dikes
27 Feb 1864

Charles Bell Dikes
Mar 1867 (16 Feb 1867 per E.M. Hayley)
Lots of the records show Charles birthday March 1867 but according to my grandmother's Bible his birthday is 16 Feb 1867. Charles was my Grandmother's father.
Lousianna, USA

died 11 Nov 1946
Los Angeles, California

Lucy Dikes
11 Aug 1869

Robert Boone Dikes
6 Dec 1870
died 21 Oct 1956
Napa, California

John Marvin Dikes
abt 1874

Lutie Lee Dikes
19 June 1880

Several of these children also named their children William ergo it does get confusing

Could this be him????
Name: William Dikes
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Texas
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
Enlisted in Company C, 19th Cavalry Regiment Texas.

Sources: 425


  1. Ruth, I church record may show a definite clue for birth on mixed dates. Sometimes they wrote in bible later and it not accurate and some times family not accurate. I am going to try and read this again tomorrow and see if I can figure out some clues. Susi

  2. Did you post this to Facebook and and rootsweb list?