Calif. Families Sikes Richard Phebe/Phoebe Sikes Contact
Richard's wife Phebe ___ is shown as Phebe Greene in several places, but in Richard Sikes and His Descendants, the First Seven Generations. Arthur Sikes explains why that is incorrect and offers two other possibilities, Phoebe Pierce and Phebe/Phoebe Cooley.

Phoebe Pierce Came to New England in 1635, on the 'Increase", age 18. On the same day the Phoebe Sikes joined the chrurch in Dorchester, MA, Robert and Anne Peerce also joined. Phoebe and Richard named two of their sons, Increase & Victory, both names of ships.

Phebe Cooley was born 10 Nov 1609 in Tring, Hertford, England to William and Joan (Arnott) Cooley.) Her brother, Benjamin Cooley, born 25 Feb 1615 in Tring, Hertford England, was likely the same Benjamin Cooley of Springfield who leased, then sold, his first house there to Richard Sikes and in his August 1684 will named Sikes' son as "cousin".

Elanor (Cooley) Rue has an 11 page article with complete details on the Cooley connection and is looking for help with research which she cannot continue because of health reasons.
Elanor is descended from Rachel Bliss and her second husband, Nathaniel Cooley (Nathaniel Sikes Jr. was Rachel's first husband).

See also: Phoebe Cooley pages on RootsWeb from: Robert Jacob Stiers , Alice Gedge,

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last updated 20 Jan 2002