| || Notes for SABRA (SABRY) DYKES:|
Macon County History.135:
"TRAVELERS' REST" The Baptist Church - The Poplar Springs (afterwards Travelers' Rest) Baptist Church, was constituted on the first day of September, 1832, with nine members:William and Elias Bryan, Daniel Saunders, Sabry Bryan, Margaret Rouse, Elizabeth Young, Esther Easterlin,
Nancy Lewis and Harriet Saunders.""At the December conference of the same year  Rev. Henry Dykes was chosen pastor, and continued so for four years."
About 1842, the Poplar Springs Baptist Church withdrew from the Houston Association and joined the Rehoboth, and changed the name from Poplar Springs to Travelers' Rest baptist Church.
On Page 137 - BEULAH CHURCH - The Church of Christ at Beulah, Macon County, Georgia, was constituted on the second Saturday in December, 1828, by a Presbytery composed of Henry Dykes and Isaac Norris and belonged to the Echeconnee Association.Constituting members were:[Male Members] John McKenzie, Elijah Burnam, WILLIAM BRYANT, Jesse Pittman, [Female Members]
Mittie McKenzie, Chloe Burnam, SUBRY BRYANT, Nancy Pittman Margaret Rouse.
This church, a small log house, was built on Horsehead Creek at Snell Crossing, and given the name of Beulah.WILLIAM BRYANT and Jesse Pittman were elected the first deacons
Obituaries from the Christian Index Baptist Newspaper
>From the issue of December 1, 1853
"It is appointed unto all men once to die." Hebrew: 9:27. Accordingly our venerable and much beloved brother William Bryan died on the 9th of November, 1853, at the residence of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ady Bryan, in Sumter county, Ga., in the 66th year of his age. Bro. Bryan was a native of North Carolina, moved to Georgia at an early age and settled in Washington county. He joined the Baptist Church of Christ in 1812, and was soon after ordained a deacon, which office he used well and purchased to himself a good degree, and great boldness in the faith. He moved to Houston county in 1828, and was constituted in the present Travelers Rest church, in his own private house, in 1832, of which church he
remained an orderly member and much esteemed by his brethern until his death. It can almost be said of brother Bryan as of Enoch of old, "he was not for God took him". On the morning of his death he got up as well as usual, and walked out a short distance from the house and was seen to fall by his friends and when they got to him his spirit had winged its way to dwell with angels and the spirits of just men made perfect at the right hand of God, where we are told are pleasures for ever more, and in his presence, where is fullness of joy.
"Clasped in his heavenly Father's arms,
He did forget his breath;
And lost his life among the charms
Of so divine a death."
Our brother is gone to the grave, but his name and his example as a meek and humble follower of the Savior will long live among us. In conclusion, we think it enough to say, there was none that knew him but love him.
I was directed to your website by a kind lady.I am very much interested in your Dykes info.Wow!You have done such a lot of good work.Very impressive website.Thank you.
I am descended from Sabra or Sabry Dyke who married William Bryan.William Bryan/t came from NC was in Washington GA, possibly Pulaski GA, then Houston (by 1828) which became Macon GA.He was a bapt minister.An exerpt from the History of Macon GA and his obit (he died in 1853 at age 65) tell us that he was a constituting member of the Travelers Rest Bapt Church in Macon GA and that Henry Dykes, brother of Sabry/Sabra Dykes Bryan was the preacher.
I notice that Levi Henry Dykes (George, William, George) who died in Sumter GA about 1840 is listed on your website.Could this be the same Henry Dykes who is listed as a brother to my Sabry? I find his widow Sarah listed in 1850 Sumter GA right next to my ancestor Ada Bryan/t.
I have the exerpt from the History of MAcon GA and also a copy of his obit.I know nothing else about Sabry Dykes Bryan/t.She had obviously died before William because she was not mentioned in his obit.He died at the home of his daughter in law Ada Bryan/t who was my ancestor.
Any help you can give me will be very much appreciated.Or if you can connect me to someone who might know more about Levi Henry Dykes that would help too.
Thanks in advance for your time.
Sheila from Alaska
"A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots."