SYKES, George (1802-1880)

SYKES, GEORGE, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Sykesville, Burlington County, N.J., September 20, 1802; educated by private teachers; became a surveyor and conveyancer; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); elected to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel G. Wright, and served from November 4, 1845, to March 3, 1847; resumed his former pursuits; member of the council of properties of West Jersey; member of the State assembly 1877-1879; died near Columbia, Mansfield Township, Burlington County, N.J., February 25, 1880; interment in Upper Springfield Cemetery, near Wrightstown, N.J.

Rutgers University Library
Alexander Library Department of Special Collections and Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1709-1879. ca. 8 cubic feet.
Papers and correspondence from his years in Congress and New Jersey Assembly regarding estates he administered, his surveying work, and local history and genealogy. Also tax lists and school committee records of Springfield Township.

  • [Sykes, George]. The accident on board the U. S. S. "Princeton". [Philadelphia: N.p., 1937].