I am related to Thomas DYKES who moved to east Texas as a member of the Peter's Colony @ 1843. He is on the tax roll for Dallas County, Texas in 1846. I do not have a birthdate or place for him. He died after being wounded in Mexico City during the Mexican-American War. He died in New Orleans in 1848 while on his way home . His widow Mary MNU (b. 1824 CT) and son, James Alford Dykes are found on the Dallas Co. TX census in 1850 living in the household of William NORRIS. Mary's last name is given as COX; she had married a William COX after in Sept. 1848.