My SIKES line starts with Owen SIKES born abt 1812 in North Carolina .Around 1820-1834 Owen moved to Alabama, as land records were located in what then Sumter county. Choctaw county (as it is today was not created until 1847).Owen married Sarah Cordelia MILLER in October of 1836 in Washington county Alabama. Eight children were born to Owen and Sarah, Susan (married Robert L. BURNS), Elijah, Napoleon Bonapart (married Barbara Elizabeth BUTCHEE), Catharine, Elizabeth A. (married  Washington H. THOMPSON  Eli W. NEEDHAM), Mary (Thomas Wiley GUINN), Owen M (married  Ann RUDDER,  Ellen FOSTER,  Lucy Ann STRINGER,  Emma MARTIN), and Octavia. Napoleon (my great-grandfather) served with the 22 nd Alabama Infantry during the Civil war. At the close of the war Napoleon and Barbara left Alabama and “Went to Texas” as many others had done. Any information on any of the above listed family members would be appreciated.