Duckworth and wife
and wife Sarah
Duckworth and Jane
Duckworth and Kezziah
Duckworth Family Chart South USA
Lastest Research of John F. Duckworth
of the earliest record of a Duckworth in America was John Duckworth, under a
four-year indenture, was one of 23 persons "imported into this province ....
Registered in the Secretary's books of Records," 1 December 1684, upon the account
of Wm Dockwra" (Archives of ... New Jersey, first series, v.21, p. 61). William
Dockwra (Dockray, Docwrae) was a London merchant and one of the proprietors of East
Descendants of John Duckworth, the
- Joseph Duckworth
- Anna Duckworth
- Mary Duckworth
- John M. Duckworth -
Duckworth 1665 - 1725/26 married Grace 1683
effort has been made to trace the descendants of Joseph, Anna, Mary, or John
William Duckworth and wife
A WILLIAM DUCKWORTH was named on a muster
roll of 1715 for the 5th Company (Capt. George Res Carrick) of Col. Thomas
Farmar's N.J. Regiment ("Annual Report of the State Historian [of New York]."
v. 1, p. 533, 1895).
personal estate of WILLIAM DUCKWORTH, yeoman, of New Hanover Township, Burlington
Co., Nwe Jersey, was appraised at £88 - 9 - 6 on 7 March 1727/8, by Asher Cleayton,
John Wright, and Jonathan Fowler. On 15 March 1727/28 William Cook gave bond as
administrator of the estate. His accounting of 22 March 1730/1 included charges for
"...sundrys furnished to the widow in her last sickness...," two coffins and
digging two graves (Archives of ... New
Jersey, first series, v., 23, p. 144). In the May Term 1728 the County
Court confirmed William Bowgar and William Dean, who were appointed by GRACE
DUCKWORTH, widow, during her last illness, as guardians for Joseph, Anna, and Mary
Duckworth (Burlington Co., N.J., Minutes of Common Pleas, 1717-1733, p 330). These
three seem under 14; usually, orphans under age, but 14 or over, chose their own
Index to Marriage Bonds and Marriage
Records in the Office of Secretary of State at Trenton, 1665-1800
, William Nelson, ed. N.J. Archives, v.
William Duckworth & Hannah Clevenger
(both of Burlington) 21 Aug 1731
William Duckworth & Mary Wright (both
of Burlington) 6 Dec 1731 John Duckworth & Sarah
Hankins (both of Burlington) 20 March
Joseph Duckworth & Esther Ong (both
of Burlington) 1 June 1737
George & Jamima Williamson (both of
New Jersey) 26 June 1739
Samuel Rose & Anna Duckworth (both of
Burlington) 26 Feb. 1739/40
Hugh Hartly & Mary Duckworth (both of
Burlington) 29 Dec. 1740
JOSEPH AND ESTER ONG
DUCKWORTH were the parents of: Joseph, Jacob, and Jeremiah. Joseph and Ester
moved from Fredrick County, Virginia to Cumberland County, North Carolina.
Their son, Joseph, died in Moore County, North Carolina without issue; Jacob,
Rev. War Militia Capt married Charity ?, died in Anson County, North Carolina
leaving sons Benjamin, etc. Jeremiah died in Warren County, GA and was the
great, great, great, great grandfather of President Jimmie
John Duckworth and wife Sarah
DUCKWORTH was a farmer in Fredrick County, Virginia and died there in 1755-57. His
widow, SARAH HANKINS DUCKWORTH, and children removed to Mecklenburg County, North
Carolina shortly before 1768. It is believed she was the Sarah Duckworth who
married John Hern in Lincoln County, North Carolina, 9 October 1769. SARAH
DUCKWORTH, 1702-1804, died in Lincoln County, North Carolina and is buried in Olney
Presbyterian Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina. Beside her is buried Rebecca
Duckworth Mendenhall, 1748 - 23 March 1836, wife of Nathan
1. Sally Duckworth
married John Neill and resided on Silver
Creek in Burke County, North Carolina. Duckworth Family Tradition is that
John Duckworth (1759-1843) was related to John Neal (b. ca. 1740) and came to
what is now Burke County when he was 12 or 13 years old with John
2. William Duckworth
Duckworth On 12th Oct. 1787 he bought 320 acres on N.
side of Catawba River, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, from Charles Moore of
Spartanburg Co., South Carolina and here he died.
William Duckworth and Jane
(Unknown) of McDowell's Creek, Mecklenburg County,
William Duckworth was the eldest son of
John and Sarah Hankins Duckworth of Burlington Co., New Jersey and Frederick
County, Virginia where John died in 1757. William was probably born in the
late 1730's. William Duckworth moved to McDowell's Creek, Mecklenburg County,
North Carolina in the late 1760's. John bought 110 acres on the head branches
of McDowell's Creek from Henry McCulloch in 1767 (Mecklenburg Co., N.C. Deed
Book 15, p. 83). No record of this William Duckworth buying or being granted
land has been found.
In late 1770 or early 1771 William
Duckworth died. Land records in Burke and Mecklenburg Counties, North
Carolina indicate that the eldest son was John and his pension application
papers state that he was born 1759 in Virginia.
The children of WILLIAM and JANE
(UNKNOWN) DUCKWORTH were:
Revolutionary Soldier, Burke County, North Carolina. According to family
tradition (letter 28 September 1955 from Miss Gertrude Neill, Morganton North
Carolina, a descendant of both John Duckworth and John Neill, in "The
Duckworth Collection"): John Duckworth's father, I think his name was
William, and John Neill came together from Virginia to North Carolina in the
mid 1760's and were in all probability brothers-in-law as her aunt said the
sons of John Neill were first cousins of John Duckworth. He was born 1759 in
Virginia and died November 6, 1843 in Burke County, NC. He married Mary
Robinson and they were the parents of Mary married Abraham Keller, Althea
married Dimon Dorsey, Sarah married Thomas Morrison, William G. married (1)
Catherine Keller (2) Rachel Hibbs, John R. married Sarah (Mary?) Sellers,
Jonathan married Lucinda Fox, Alexander married Nancy Van Horn, and Thomas N.
married (1) Jane F. Unknown (2) Mary Simmons. John Duckworth was wounded in
the Battle at Ramsour's Mill and was at the Battle of King's
LAND GRANT- To "John Duckwith
(Heir at Law to William Duckwith) 200 acres. On the waters of McDowell's
Creek joining McCulloh's & McGee's Land..30th January 1773 (File 1898)
"for John Duckwith as heir at Law to William Duckwith Dec'd...Joseph Hobbs
Jr. & Simon Duckworth, (chain bearers). John Duckworth of Burke Co.,
North Carolina sold this 200 acres to John McKnitt Alexander 7th September
1795 (Mecklenburg Co. Deed Book 15, p. 161) .
Duckworth. It is thought she married Sam Sherril Jr. and died in
Blount County, Alabama.
Duckworth was born 1765 and
died 1848 in Burke County, North Carolina. The name of his wife has been
lost. William lived un Hunting Creek, neighbor to Daniel England. He was a
miller and served as a Burke County Commissioner. His children were: Jonathan
married Martha "Patsy" Kincaid, Altha married David Porter, Jane married
Martin Kibler, Sarah married Jesse P. Summers, Collins married Margaret Bell,
Samuel married Mary Erwin, and David married (1) Salley Sides (2) Elizabeth
4. Sarah "Sallie" Duckworth
was born 1765 in Mecklenburg County,
North Carolina and died 7 February 1840 in Buncombe County North Carolina,
She is buried at Big Sandy Methodist Cemetery, Buncombe County, North
Carolina. She married David Robeson and they were the parents of: John
married Anna Palmer, Alexander married Mary Palmer, Mary married Thomas
Foster, George D. married Elizabeth Palmer, Violet married Nathan Jones,
Rebecca married David Mullins, Jane married Francis S. Gillispie, Elizabeth
"Betsy" married David Duckett, and Isabella married William
was born about 1767 and died November 1807 in
Burke County, North Carolina. He married Kezziah England, born 1775 in Surry
County, North Carolina and died 16 January 1820 in Buncombe County, North
Carolina (The part that is now Transylvania County). Kezziah was the daughter
of JOHN and JANE ANN GRANT ENGLAND.
Duckworth was born about 1771. He served in the War of 1812 and resided in
Burke County, North Carolina. The names of his wife and one daughter have
been lost. His daughter Agnes married Solomon Good in Burke County, North
Carolina. He withdrew from Burke County to McMinn County, Tennessee where he
died. His other children were: John born 1796 and died 1841 in McMinn County,
Tennessee; Thomas married Martha Sue Neill and withdrew to Stone County,
Missouri; L. J. married Nancy Bracket; and Hoppy married William A.
Jonathan Duckworth and Kezziah
Kezziah Duckworth, the widow of Jonathan
Duckworth who died 10 November 1807 in Burke County, North Carolina of a
disease that reached epidemic proportions, came to the Brevard, N.C. area
sometime before 1810 with seven children, four boys and three girls, "The
Brevard Seven Duckworths."
Her husband, Jonathan, was the son
of William and Jane Duckworth
of McDowell's Creek in Mecklenburg
County, N.C. and brother to John, William and George of Burke County and
sisters Altha and Sarah. He was appointed by the October 1787 Term of the
Burke Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to serve on the road jury to lay
off a road from Burke County and Morganton to Widow Hagan's. He was on the
1793 Tax List of Burke County, one poll, no land, and neighbor to William
Duckworth, John and Daniel England (Hunting Creek). When Jonathan Duckworth
died he was living on the north side of the Catawba River and neighbor to
Silas Murphy, John Bryant, and Mrs. Mary Bradley, all dying of the same
disease in the course of four days.
There is no record of Jonathan or Kezziah
owning land in Burke or Buncombe County North Carolina. At the time of the
1810 U.S. Census of Buncombe County, Kezziah was living near Ben Davidson,
William Wilson Sr., Mary Shurk, Samuel
King Jr., and George Osborn. It is believed Jonathan was living with his
brother, William, in 1790.
The first organization of Baptist in what
is now Transylvania County, N.C., was an arm of the French Broad Baptist
Church, started 17 April 1813 and organized 22 July 1822 as Cathey's Creek
Baptist Church. Kezziah Duckworth joined the Mission prior to the permanent
organization. She died 16 January 1820 and was the first recorded death of
the membership and the first buried in the cemetery.
She was the first Baptist of record in the
Duckworth Family and her influence must have been great as all four of her
sons were active in the Church and she had two grandsons who became Baptist
Preachers of some note.
Jonathan and Kezziah Duckworth were the
parents of "The Brevard Seven Duckworths":
1. John McCamie Duckworth
was born 7 June 1797, died 2 March 1887,
married Sarah Hamlin, daughter of Elikiam and Ann Reagan Hamlin, and lived at
Cathey's Creek; Their children were:
James Hamblin Duckworth
born 13 October 1819 died 27 April
1891. Married 1. Nancy Garren 2. Mary Lucy Hightower. He was
a Baptist Preacher, Postmaster, and elected
to County Office.
"General" John Calloway
Duckworth born 28 December
1829 and died 25 February 1872. He married Louisa A. Duckworth, his cousin.
He led the Transylvania County Home Guard during the Civil War and was
later elected as a representative to the North Carolina General Assembly
and died during this political service.
2. Jane Duckworth
was born ca. l799, died about 1869,
married William Harrison Nicholson, son of John Nicholson, and they lived at
Cherryfield and Dunn's Rock; Their children were: Martha, Louise, Alfred,
Mileas, Sarah, Matilda C., Evan P., Elsie, John Meyers, William Harrison
Jr., Elizabeth, Henry, and
3. David Duckworth
was born in 1801, died in February 1891,
married MARY WILLIAMSON, daughter of CHARLES WILLIAMSON, and moved from the
North Fork of the French Broad River to Union County, Georgia between 1834
and 1836. Their children were:
John Williamson Duckworth
born 1821 died 5 July 1913, a
Confederate Soldier. Married Susanah Jackson
born 1826 married William Bryant.
Their children were: David, Louise, Mary, Louisa E., and Susan
Mary Elizabeth Duckworth
was born 1827 and married James
Rebecca Evaline Duckworth
was born 14 May 1828 and married James
Jonathan Marion Duckworth
, a Confederate Soldier, was born 9 May 1831
and died 15 July 1908 in Rye, Colorado. Married Mary Ellen
Mary Ann Duckworth
was born 1835. Married James N.
was born 1837. Married James Andrew
Louisa Matilday Duckworth
was born 1839. Married James Andrew
was born 1841. Married Louise
Harritte Caroline Duckworth
was born 28 December 1842 and died 27
April 1911 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Married Jasper
Sophronia Jane Duckworth
was born 1845. Married John Pruitt
William G. Duckworth
born 1849. Married Celia
Williamson Family Research Notes for
more information about Mary Williamson and her family
4. Jonathan "Daunt" or "Daunty"
Duckworth , twin to David, died
ca. 1870, married Rebecca (maiden name unknown), and moved from Cherryfield
to Union County, Georgia after 1843. Their children
Jane G. Duckworth
, was born 29 October 1823 and died 11
January 1896. Married Johile Jackson.
was born 12 August 1826 and died
6 May 1894. She married Enoch Hood.
was born 10 June 1832 and died unknown.
Married Jesse Humphries.
Calton J. Duckworth
, a Confederate Soldier, was born 12 December
1834 and died 26 June 1921. Married Sarah J.
No information and he must have
Duckworth was born 26 April 1805, died 2 July 1884, married Sarah
A. Jordan, daughter of Joseph and Hannah Davis Jordan, lived and died a
Cherryfield; Their children were:
Duckworth born 11 January 1828 and died 8 January
Married 1. Mary "Mollie" Jean Fuller.
Their children were: Alfred Fuller born 31 August 1851 and died March
1876, a Deputy U.S. Marshall and killed by an outlaw. Isabelle Jeffries
was born 9 April 1853 and died 1915.Sarah Elizabeth was born 21 March
1855 and died 30 June 1946. Married Samuel Pierce McCarroll. Lou Eller
was born 13 March 1857 and died 3 January 1923. Married Thomas Hilliard
Hampton. William Henry was born 26 April 1859 an died 25 October
Married 2. Adriana Sophronia Fuller.
Their children were: Joseph Wesley Paten was born 12 March 1861 and
died 24 February 1944 in Walsh, CO. Married Gussie Evans. Mollie
Sophronia was born 16 April 1863 and married Jefferson Davis Aiken.
Adriana Levonia was born 26 February 1865 and married Frank P.
McCarrell. John Wesley was born 13 May 1866 and died 3 May 1954.
Married Emma Wadsworth Brown. Alice Julia was born 11 September 1867
and married James Robert Stevens. Calloway Coleman was born 8 April
1874 and died 1919. Married Lottie Weilt. Thomas Oliver was born 19
March 1869 and married Helen Mull. Anna Tallula was born 8 January
1871. Span Lamar was born 15 May 1876 and died 21 May 1954 at
Kernsville, North Carolina. Married Agnes Estelle Watson. Eugene
Hillard was born 2 September 1878 and died 8 August 1957. Ernest was
born 2 September 1878 and died 26 July 1879. Florence Adams was born 6
February 1881. Married Lenore Hawkins. Flora Lownds was born 6 February
1881 and died 17 March 1883. Georgia May was born 21 May 1883 and
married R.E. Galloway.
Louisa H. Duckworth
born 1831 died 1910 and married John
Calloway Duckworth, her cousin.
was born 1836 and married Robert
Jane C. Duckworth
was born 1838 and died October 1868.
Married James M. Justice.
William Blythe Duckworth
was born 20 November 1845 and died 10
November 1910. Married Ella Florence Adams.
was born 10 March 1848 and died 4
August 1876 in a card game.
Anna Hazeltine Duckworth
was born 9 April 1849 and died 23
January 1933 at Lumberton, N, North Carolina. Married William Lucas
6. Elizabeth Duckworth
was born 5 August 1807, died 1 February 1854,
married John Hamlin, son of Elikiam and Ann Reagan Hamlin, and they lived at
Cherryfield and Brevard, North Carolina. Their children were: Elizabeth,
Matilda, Myra, James Regan was born 9 July 1828 and died 22 December 1922 in
Springfield, Missouri. He was a Baptist Preacher. More will be given on him
below. John M. "Doog" was born 25 May 1839 and died 28 May 1925. He was an
outstanding school teacher and newspaper
Goodspeed's History of
Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, & Gasconade Counties
Missouri, Crawford County p.
R. Hamlin, a farmer and minister of the gospel of the Baptist Church, in
Crawford County, was born in Buncombe Co., NC in 1828. Of the eight children
born to John and Elizabeth (Duckworth) Hamlin, natives respectively of
Tennessee and North Carolina. James R. was the eldest. John Hamlin was a
saddler by trade in early life, but in later years engaged in farming, to which
occupation James R. was reared, receiving in the meantime a good common-school
education. He began doing for himself in 1849, in which year he was married to
Mary A. King, daughter of Rev. Jonathan and Mary King, of North Carolina. After
his marriage, however, Mr. Hamlin graduated in vocal music at the Normal
Musical School, at Lima, S.C. In April 1861, he was enrolled as sergeant of Co.
F, first South Carolina Cavalry under Gen. Hampton, and was promoted to
chaplain of Black's Battalion, serving until the close of the war. He then
returned to his family, and in 1869 immigrated and settled in Crawford Co., MO
where he has since principally followed agriculture. In 1870 he entered eighty
acres of land, and now owns 240 acres, as well as a house and two lots in
Bourbon, Mo. Mr. Hamlin entered the ministry in 1861, and is the present pastor
of the 1st Baptist Church of Sullivan, and also of the 1st Baptist Church of
Cuba, Mo. ..... Of the nine children born to
Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin, four died in infancy. Those living are Dalie E., Lennia
A., Montreville M., Courtney W., and Oscar T. Mrs. Hamlin is a consistent
adherent of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hamlin is a Freemason and a stanch Democrat,
though not a political aspirant. The family are highly respected by all who
7. Charlotte Duckworth
, born 5 August 1807 and death unknown, married
Thomas Aiken, son of Ezekiel and Sarah McCravey Aiken, and they lived at
Cherryfield. Their children were:
was born 8 August 1823 and died
14 February 1911. He married Elizabeth
John C. Aiken
was born 1828 and died 4
September 1851 and married Emily Phillips.
was born 29 July 1929 and died 21
April 1898 and married Eliza Orr.
was born 1832 and married Nancy
was born 1834 and married Unknown
Louis Leander "Buck"
Aiken born 09 February
Charlotte Louise Aiken
was born 1839.
"The Name and Family of Duckworth" compiled
by The Media Research Bureau, Washington, D.C. about
"History of Cathey's Creek Baptist Church"
by Mrs. Belle Blake Rogers. Published in the Transylvania County Paper
"Transylvania County was Home
of Three 'Cronies' Who Lived Nearly 100 Years," written about
1923. (This article was given to
me by Clyde Duckworth, grandson of William and Sarah Duckworth. The article
was probably written by Doug Hamlin and published in the local paper. Rev.
James R. Hamlin and Doug Hamlin were sons of John R. and Elizabeth Duckworth
Hamlin. They and Joseph Duckworth were first cousins - John F.
"The Death of
Uncle Joe Duckworth," J.M. Hamlin, 1922. ^
The Duckworth Family
was members of the Presbyterian Church before the marriage of Jonathan to
Why did Kizziah
remove from Burke to Buncombe County after the death of Jonathan? It must have been
to keep her family together. Had she remained in Burke County the County Court
would have put her children out for adoption. The part of Buncombe County to which
she moved was a wild and recently settled area. The possibility of family
interference here was small and they felt safe here.
ASSISTANTS IN COMPILING
THIS REPORT, NOW ALL DECEASED
Roberta Wakefield, Washington,
W.B. Duckworth, Tulsa,
Malcomb E. Gardner, Arlington,
Frank C. Duckworth, Hiawassee,
Ruth Paden Duckworth, Atlanta,
Mary Ellen Bryson, Brevard,
Frank Duckworth, Brevard,
Adrian Hampton Dodsworth, Brevard,
Clyde A. Duckworth, Charlotte,
Ada Duckworth Abbott, Walhalla,
Gertrude Neal, Morganton, NC
Anyone wishing to further study the
Duckworth Family are encouraged to look at the Microfilm of the original
research notes on which this paper was written. Copies of the Film can be
obtained from any Mormon Church Library or one can view the film at
Morganton, North Carolina
Transylvania County Library, Brevard,
East Tennessee Historical Society
Library, Knoxville, TN,
J. Lon Duckworth Library, Young Harris
College, Young Harris, GA
- John F. Duckworth , December 28, 2002
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