I believe my Blakemore family is the one connected to Martha Dykes.Our family had a record that "our" Marthamarried a Mr Dyke.Recently I found the probate record of Martha Blakemore's grandmother in Cherokee Co, AL and again found a reference to her married granddaughter Martha Dykes, supposedly living in Oklahoma.
I believe the Dykes marriage by Martha was probably to Cuspus Dykes.I did not have his first name, but apparently Dykes family researchers show a connection to Martha Blakemore of Cherokee Co, AL.I have been studying this county and I am sure there were no other Blakemores in the vicinity.
I have some information about Martha's father & his family.He was Forrest Blakemore, born GA abt 1821, moved with his parents to Cherokee Co, AL about 1840.In 1850 he was still with his parents.By 1860 he was married and living in Arkansas with his wife Margery and three children. He died in the Civil War.
It is family lore that our Blakemores came from Lee Co, VA, but so far I have been unable to connect to those Blakemores.
Please contact me and I will be glad to share information. Mary A Rhodes, firstname.lastname@example.org