Hello Nancy, my name is Phil Wood. Here is the info you requested. One of Lovick's sons is George Washington Dykes. He married Amanda ????. Their children are James H. Dykes, Eliza J. Dykes, Rhoda Malinda Dykes ( my Greatgrandmother ), George Dykes, Sarah A Dykes. Rhoda married Arthur Crawford Wood on April 18, 1878 in Milam, Tx. Arthur served in the 39th Alabama Infintry, Co. B, for the CSA. His mother, Mary, sevred as Asst. Quartermaster. She is one of the few women that were enrolled as a soldier in the CSA. Arthur was wounded in the leg and even though he did not lose his leg, he complained about it alot.
Their children are (child means deceased at birth) (1) Child Wood (2) Forrest Wood (3) John Wood (4) Thaddeus Wood (5) Ernest Wayne Wood (my Grandfather) (6) Child Wood (7) George F. Wood (8) Lilburn Wood (9) Lillian Mae Wood (10) Newell Wood (11) Sarah Alice Wood (12) Nicholas Wood. They lived on a farm in Chriestman Tx., just outside of Caldwell. Unfortunately Arthur died in 1900 (he is buried in The Texas State Cemetery in Austin) leaving Rhoda with all those children but they all were able to find jobs and help support the family. Later, my Grandfather had a cafe and 5 shoestores and she helped him run the businesses. In her senior years Rhoda lived with George in San Antonio and died there in 1933.
I'm trying to find out where Lovick is buried or if you may know of any of my decendants or where the Dykes family land was located in Nacogdoches Co. Anything of interest would be greatly appreciated.
Let me tell you what I have in case you don't have these documents. I can send or FAX you copies. Copy of a "Character Certificate" for George P. Dykes and his four sons and a photocopy of the actual passport for George P. Dykes to travel through Cherokee Indian territory.
If you would like to e-mail me direct I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Hope to hear from you soon- Phil Wood