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Jacob Gooding LYCAN
Dolley COOK
Please Note:  Thanks most likely to wide-spread circulation of our subject's mis-read marriage record (see Source #1 below), our subject is being confused with Jacob LYON, also of Wilkes County, North Carolina.  These are two different men and two different families.
Husband:  Jacob Gooding / Goodings / Goodin / Gooden LYCAN / LYCANS
Birth:  24 Dec 1758 some say NJ, some say Wilkes Co., NC
Death:  ca. 1808, Floyd Co., KY
Father:  Johannes / Hans LYCAN (1727-1761)
Mother:  Margaret Rachel MORTON
Marriage:  16 Sep 1779, Wilkes Co., NC
Wife:  Dorothy / Della "Dolley" COOK
Birth:  1761
Death:  1804

"Dolly" is the nickname for Dorothy, but others say her name was Della.

Children :
born in Wilkes Co., NC:
1.  Jeremiah LYCAN, b. 20/26 Oct 1780; d. 29 Oct 1855, Edgar Co., IL
2.  John Vardiman / Vardeman LYCAN, b. 27 Apr 1782; 15 Feb 1856, Clark Co., IL
3.  Elizabeth LYCAN, b. 18 Mar 1784; d. ca. 1834, Lawrence Co., KY; m. 29 Sep 1808, Greenup Co., KY, Reuben CANTERBURY
4.  Sarah LYCAN, b. 22 May 1786; d. 1858, Edgar Co., IL; m. Mr. PINSON
5.  (Daughter A) LYCAN, b. by 1790

birthplace uncertain:
6.  Nancy LYCAN, b. 6 Sep 1794; m. 18 Sep 1809, Greenup Co., KY, John CANTERBURY
7.  Jesse Franklin LYCAN, b. 1 Jun 1796; d. 20 May 1874, Morgan Co., KY; m. Martha WARNER
8.  Jacob Goodwin / Gooden LYCAN, b. 29 Jul 1797; d. 22 Apr 1887, Ft. Gay, Wayne Co., WV; m. 15 Feb 1817, Cabell Co., (W)VA, Martha VAUGHAN

born in Floyd Co., KY:
9.  Andrew Baber LYCAN, b. 1 Jan 1802 [1807?]; d. 18 May 1857, Edgar Co., IL

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia

Sources (n.b., Wayne Co., WV, is just two counties away from Floyd Co., KY):

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  North Carolina Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Lyean, Jacob Gooding Cook, Dolley Sep 16, 1779 Wilkes Co.

1b.  North Carolina County Marriages, 1762-1979 (online at FamilySearch.org):
Name Jacob Goodding Lyean
Event Date 16 DEc 1779
Event Place Wilkes, North Carolina, US
Spouse's Name Dolley Cook
GS Film Number 1730604

1c.  Anon.  nd.  Wilkes County, North Carolina, Marriage Bonds.  Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (online at FamilySearch.org):

2a.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):
1787 State Census NC Wilkes Co Carrells Dist. p. 1 Lycans, Jacob Goodings
He's the only LYCAN/LYCANS on the CD.

2b.  Alvaretta K. Register.  2001.  State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore MD (online at Ancestry.com):
Page in Book 179
County Wilkes
District July 3, 1787. In obedience to the Worshipfull Court of Wilkes that I have taken in the numbers of the soles in the Captn. Carrell's District.  Wm. Terrell Lewis.
Page in Census Pg. 1; column 2; line 15
Head-of-Household Jacob Goodings Lycans
WM 21-60 yrs 1 [Jacob]
WM under 21 or over 60 2 [Jeremiah, John]
WF all ages 3 [Dolley, Elizabeth, Sarah]
Blacks 12-50 .
Blacks under 12 or over 60 .

3.  1790 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 14; official enumeration date 2 Aug 1790; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 NC Wilkes Co. 5th Comp. Roll M637_7 p. 154 Ln. 03L J Goodin Lican 1-2-4-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Jacob (b. 1758)
2 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Jeremiah (b. 1780)
= John (b. 1782)
4 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Dolley (b. 1761)
= Elizabeth (b. 1784)
= Sarah (b. 1786)
= Daughter A

4.  1800 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, but the 1800 Kentucky census was destroyed.

5.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
1.  Jeremiah LYCAN (æ 70, b. Wilkes Cty., NC) is living in Edgar Co., IL (p. 211B).
2.  John LYCAN (æ 68, b. NC) is living in Clark Co., IL (p. 172B).
3.  Elizabeth
4.  Widow Sarah PINSON (æ 64, b. NC) is living in Edgar Co., IL (p. 124A).
5.  (Daughter)
6.  Nancy
7.  Jesse Franklin LYCAN
8.  Gooddin LYCAN (æ 53, b. VA) is living in Wayne Co., (W)VA (p. 241B). 
9.  Andrew LYCAN (æ 43, b. Floyd Cty., KY) is living in Edgar Co., IL (p. 145B).

6.  LDS.  Family Search:  Family Trees (online at familysearch.org).

7.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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