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In memory of William Hiram Dykeman, my Paternal 3rd Great-Grandfather on the DYKEMAN branch.


  • New York Death Index, William H. Dykeman, Mar. 5, 1897, Candor, NY, Certificate #09738.

  • Civil War Pension Index; The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; NAI Title: General Index to Civil War and Later Pension Files, ca. 1949 - ca. 1949; NAI Number: 563268; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 - 2007

  • 1860 Census - Candor, Tioga, New York

  • 1870 Census - Candor, Tioga, New York

  • 1875 New York State Census - Candor, Tioga, New York

  • 1880 Census - Candor, Tioga, New York

  • 1892 New York State Census - Candor, Tioga, New York, p.2 

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William Hiram Dykeman

Soldier of the Civil War

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1831 Sept 22

Caroline, Tompkins, NY



New York



1897 Mar 5

Candor, Tioga, NY

Maple Grove Cemetery

Candor, Tioga, New York


William Hiram (or Hiron) Dykeman was born September 22, 1831 in Caroline, Tompkins, New York. He was counted on the census in Candor in 1860, 1870, 1875, 1880, and 1892. William married in New York in 1859 to Mahalia Augusta Hovey. He died on March 5, 1897.


William served in Co. H, 68th Infantry Regiment, New York State Volunteers, during the Civil War. Extract from unit roster, 68th Infantry Regiment, taken from New York Military Museum web site:

DYKEMAN, WILLIAM H—Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Spencer, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, July 17, 1863; mustered out with company, November 30, 1865, at Fort Pulaski, Ga.


William Hiram Dykeman & Mahala Augusta Hovey were the parents of my ancestor,

  • George L. Dykeman (b. abt. 1863)

  • Theron E. Dykeman (1868-1936)

  • Arthur E. Dykeman (b. abt. 1871)

  • Charles H. Dykeman (b. abt. 1874)

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