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King Philips' War
Nathaniel Sikes, son of Richard of Springfield, brother of Victory, is listed in Bodge's History as a soldier under Captain Turner at the Falls Fight, May 19, 1676.

He is also listed as a grantee of land in Bernardston (formerly Fall Town). His son, Nathaniel, received his grant.

French and Indian War

Nathaniel Sikes III - Died at Fort Edwards

Nathaniel Sikes, III,  born 17 Oct 1729 son of Nathaniel and Rachel (Bliss) Sikes of Springfield, MA, is listed in James Henry Stockham's Supplemental Application for Membership in The Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, dated 09 Feb 1911, as serving in this conflict.  Additional research notes and papers state he died at Ft. Edward (NY), the last battle of this war in 1760.

Revolutionary War Veterans

John Jones Sikes - Jul - Dec 1780 6th Mass Regt.
John Jones Sikes Revolutionary War Record: Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Major Peter Harwood, of 6th Massachusetts Regiment, at Springfield July 3, 1780; age, 20 years; stature, 5 ft 9 in; complexion light; engaged for town of Wilbraham; marched to camp July 3 1780, under command of Lieut. Daniel Frye, of the artificers; also list of men raised for 6 months service and returned by Brig. General Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, October 25, 1780; also, Private, Captain Abel Holden's (Light Infantry) com., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regiment, pay rolls for July-December, 1780; enlisted July 3, 1789; also, discharge dated Quarters at West Point, December 17, 1780, signed by Col. Thomas Nixon, given to said Sikes and Daniel Mason in consequence of a general order; an order to Commissaries to provide sustenance for said Sikes and Mason to Wilbraham, appears on discharge. (Ref: Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Six Generations, Arthur M. Sikes, Jr., p. 62, 7-1997).

Isaac Thomas
Henry Massengill

Adam Andes
Jacob Gard

Other Richard Halloway Seminole War, 1836 (Not sure if it's our Richard.)
References:
Sikes / Sykes Family Assn.
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