David and Jane LYKINS/LIKINS etc
I am researching the family of David and Jane LYKINS/LIKINS etc. David was b. in Va and d. in Delaware Co. IN.
I have a great deal of information on this family (can always use more) that I am willing to exchange. I am especially interested in his decendants...
David is a decendant of Peter Nilsson LYCON 1640 - 1692.
The first mention of Peter Nilsson Lycon in New Sweden is in 1671 when Peter was working for Armegot Printz at her Printztorp plantation on Upland Creek (now Delaware Co., Pennsylvania). It is not known when Peter and his brother Michael arrived in America.
According to Peter Stebbins Craig in "The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware" (1993), it is possible that they came from Lyckan, Gunnarskog Parish, Varmland,Sweden. Craig states, "Lyckan, meaning 'a clearing in the woods' or 'a glen' was a common suffix in other Swedish place-names in Varmland and elsewhere."