The Pike Family carried the tradition of serving our country heroically in the US Military, naming their children Zebulon Montgomery Pike [holding to the nickname “Monty”] to follow their ancestor General Zebulon Montgomery Pike.
Zebulon is a Hebrew name meaning “dwelling of honor”. Biblically: Zebulon was one of Jacob’s sons. To this day, Pikes are of honor. There were also Montgomery s and females named Zebuline in the family.
The Family Militarily
- Captain John Pike (Pyke) [1613–1689], Zeb’s 3x Great Grandfather, brought Pikes [Pyke] to Middlesex, NJ, America from England.
- Judge John Pike III [1639-1714], Zeb’s Great Great Grandfather, was lieutenant in the Military Company of Woodbridge, NJ.
- Zabulon Pike [1692-1762], Zeb’s Great Grandfather, seems to have been the first Zebulon. ‘Zabulon’ spelling- correct.
- Colonel Zebulon Pike [1751-1834], Pike’s father, [no middle name] served with George Washington in the Revolutionary War and as commander [Lt. Col.] of Fort Massac near Paducah, Kentucky, where Pike joined the army.