Autograph letters signed (3) : to James Sykes, 1775 Jan. 2, 1785 Dec. 19, and 1786 Apr. 4.
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Wife of Adm. Byron, and grandmother of the poet Byron. From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : to James Sykes, 1775 Jan. 2, 1785 Dec. 19, and 1786 Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134428 ...
James Sykes was born in Adams County, Illinois, on May 22, 1844. He was the son of William and Eliza Raymond Sykes. The elder Sykes, a native of England, was a prominent member of the community, serving long terms as Justice of the Peace and Township Treasurer. After graduating from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, Iowa, in 1864, James Sykes joined the army. Sykes served as an assistant surgeon in the 56th United States Colored Troops. The regiment was originally organized as th...