I am looking for information on the Fakes/Fikes families of Tryon/Montgomery/Herkimer Counties, New York State. The lack of unified spelling of these surnames is a large problem. Who were the parents (if known) of Nicholas Fikes, b.abt.1770, with wife Elizabeth (unk.). Had children John, 1797, Peter, 1800, Isaac,1805, Anna, 1807, Henry, 1809, all b. Minden twp. Montgomery Co. The children seemed to all use the FAKES spelling when adults. Is there a connection between Nicholas and the people named Fikes in the same county? Thanks for your attention.