I need some help finding the parents of my gg-grandfather John I Dyches (Dykes). He is listed in the Williamson CO, Texas 1880 Census as 37 years old married to Ellen Law also 37. He had two sons John R 10 and Isaac 1. Three daugters Nettie 18, Mattie 15 (my ggrandmother), and Rosa T 7. He is a dentist and was born in LA, father born in NC, mother in LA.
I found the following from a previous post quoting part of the widder dyches web site, and I snip out part as follows:
"Cordelia Lucinda Dyches , daughter of Joseph Josiah Dyches and Elizabeth Lewis Dyches , was born in Jefferson County March 26, 1841, according to the family bible and was brought to Williamson County in 1846. She appeared as a nineyear-old in the 1850 census. She was married March 31, 1859 to John C. Curtis , according to Williamson County marriage records. He was born in Mississippi in 1828. They appeared in the 1860 census of Williamson County, Household 442-450: "Curtis, John 32, born in Mississippi, farmer, $600 real estate, $250 personal property Lucinda 19, born in Texas Josiah C. 1, born in Texas Dykes, John 18, born in Louisiana, Christian preacher Pelonides 18, born in Louisiana [Ellen Low Dyches] Nancy 10, born in Louisiana, orphan Thomas 8, born in Louisiana".
I wonder is the above John Dykes 18, born in LA and a Christian preacher is my John I Dyches. The age in 1860 is very close to the age of 1880 John I Dyches.
I hope someone can give me a parish in LA to start.