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1850 census District 56, Mercer Co., MO Page 382
Household #125/4
E. S. (G?) Wiggins, male, age 36, farmer, born SC
Roda, female, age 35, b. KY
Emily C., female, age 7, b. KY
Esmy, female, age 5, b. KY
Lucy, female, age 3, b. MO
John, male, age 3 months, b. MO

1860 - Lindley, Twp., Mercer Co., MO
Household #1062
EG Wiggins, age 45, $3000 real estate, $5000 (?) personal estate, farmer, born SC
Rhoda, age 45, female, b KY
Almira, age 14, female, b KY
Louisa, age 12, female, b MO
John W., age 10, male, b MO
Lucetta, age 8, female, b. MO
Evaline age 6, female, b. MO
Earley, age 2, male, b. MO

1870 census Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO
Jesse V. Dykes, age 28, b. TN, farmer
Elmira, age 24, b. KY, keeping house
Green (male), age 4, b. MO
Leona, age 2, b. MO

1880 United States Census Lindley, Mercer, Missouri Page Number 38A
Jesse DYKES Self M Male W 38 TN Farmer TN TN
Almira DYKES Wife M Female W 34 KY Keeping House NC KY
Green DYKES Son S Male W 14 MO At Home TN KY
Leona DYKES Dau S Female W 11 MO At Home TN KY
Lucetta DYKES Dau S Female W 9 MO At School TN KY
Eldora DYKES Dau S Female W 6 MO At Home TN KY
Francis DYKES Son S Male W 1 MO At Home TN KY

1900 census Lindley, Mercer Co., MO
Ristine Dykes, head, Jan 1866, age 34, md 12 yrs, MO/TN/KY, Merchant
Flora E., wife, June 1870, md 12 yrs, 3 births, 3 surviving, MO/KY/KY
Chloe, daughter, July 1889, age 10, MO/MO/MO
Audrey, daughter, Aug 1893, age 6, MO/MO/MO
Voy T., son, Nov 1896, age 3, MO/MO/MO
Jesse V., Father, Sept 1842, age 57, md 35 yrs, TN/TN/TN, Farmer
Almira E., Mother, Aug 1846, age 53, md 35 yrs, 1 birth, 1 surviving child, KY/NC/KY

Died on December 16, 1909 in Mercer Co., MO
Pleasant Hill Cemetery is located in section 23 of Lindley Township in the north-central portion of Mercer County. From Princeton, go west on highway 136 approximately three miles to blacktop P and turn right (north). Go north approximately seven miles to the fifth gravel road to the left. Turn left (west) and go approximately one mile to where the road makes a slight curve to the right. The cemetery is south of the road, well off the roadway and on private property. It is not directly accessable and its condition is unknown. This list of burials has been compiled from various sources including old surveys, family records and census records. The cemetery is very old and this should not be considered a complete list of burials

DYKES Almira E. Aug 10, 1846 December 16, 1909 Same stone with J. V. Dykes
Dau of Elijah & Rhoda Wiggins
Born in Christian Co., KY

DYKES Flora Ellen 1870 No Death Date on stone
Died 1947
Same stone with Ristine Dykes
Dau of Milton & Delphia Ragan

DYKES Francis V. Jan 16, 1883 Age 4y, 5m, 2d
Son of J. V. & A. E. Dykes No Birth Date

DYKES Jesse Voy Sep 11, 1842 May 22, 1912 Full Name Jesse Voy Dykes
Initials Only on Stone
Son of William & Sarah (Goin) Dykes
Born in Tennessee
Same stone with Almira Dykes

DYKES Ristine Green 1866 1928 Same stone with Flora Dykes
Son of Jesse & Almira Dykes

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Almira Wiggins.txt
Mrs. Almira Dykes
Princeton Post, Princeton, MO;
Thu. December 23, 1909
Page 4
Mrs. Almira Dykes, wife of Jesse Dykes, died at her home in Adel, last Friday, after a long illness. Consumption was the cause of death and she has been a sufferer for a long time. Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday and. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Mrs. Dykes was well Known in that vicinity and has many friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved family. Besides the husband, she leaves six children, three sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Emily C. Peace of this city is a sister of Mrs. Dykes and attended the funeral.

Jesse V. Dykes
Princeton Telegraph
Wednesday, May 29, 1912
Following an illness of several weeks, Jesse V. Dykes, a prosperous farmer of Lindley township, died Wednesday at his home three miles east of Saline. Funeral services were conducted at the residence on the following day by Rev. Cyrus Deyoe, of Pleasanton, after which the remains were borne to the Pleasant Hill cemetery and tenderly laid to rest by the side of the wife and helpmate that had preceded him in death. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the body to it's last resting place and lingered to pay tribute of respect to this honored citizen.
Jesse V. Dykes was born in Claibourne County, Tenn., September 11, 1842,and emigrated to Mercer County when he was 18 years of age. September 18, 1864 he was married to Elmira E. Wiggins, and to this union were born six children, of whom four -- Mrs. Dora Ogle, Mrs. Vick Willis, Mrs. Sophronia Moore, and R. G. Dykes -- survive the parents.
The wife and mother died a few years ago.
A year after his marriage Mr. Dykes moved out on the prairie and continued to live on the old homestead until his death. He was elected constable of Lindley township several times and served for a time as Deputy Sheriff. He conducted a store at Adel (located on his home place) for over twenty years, nearly all of which time he was the Postmaster. The deceased was at the time of his death owner of a good farm and was recognized as one of the substantial and progressive citizens of the county. He was for many years a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Dykes enjoyed the confidence and respect of the whole people of that section, where he had lived for over a half century. In his passing the community has sustained a great loss and the hearts of all go out in sympathy to his bereft ones.