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In search of a "Brick Wall" in my Duke line, it came suddenly, with the disappearance of Thomas Duke's father in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. Thomas was born on November 10, 1786 to (Blank) Duke and Margaret Blackwell. Even though (Blank) Duke is listed on historical documents and pedigree charts throughout Williamsburg, I am still having a difficult time in locating him, his siblings, his parents and his other children.
Margaret Blackwell, Thomas Duke's mother, was the daughter of Samuel Blackwell and Elizabeth Dozier. Samuel Blackwell was the son of Samuel Blackwell who served under Francis Marion in the Revolutionary War. Margaret Blackwell was married first to (Blank) Duke, second to Samuel Adair, and third to John McClary. Thomas, in return, married John McClary's daughter, Mary Hamilton McClary.
Some of the way it was: Pedigree Chart, Duke, Williamsburg County, S. C.
To be Continued:
Any information appreciated on these
Duke, Thomas - RR PI -Pri 3 S. C. 24 Jul. 76 - Thomas Duke b. Sep. 4, 1750, d. 1846, m. Sarah Syphreet (Syfrett), American Revolution Roster, Ft. Sullivan 1776-1780 - Battle of Ft. Sullivan Pub. Ft. Sullivan Chapter DAR.
Duke, Benjamin - Pee Dee area 1745, Prince Frederick Parish Register Book, p 21 Issue: William Duke - "Early Pee Dee Settlers" (Gregg)
Duke, Benjamin - Pee Dee area 1759 - St. David Parish - Served French and Indian War in Capt. David Evans Co., "Gregg"
Duke, Ben, married Rachael Higgins (widow) area- 1780 Williamsburg, married Charleston, S. C., Aug. 30, 1784 - Marion's Brigade, "Boddie", "Clemens"
Duke, Benjamin - (carpenter) married Sept. 5, 1784 to Mrs. Rachael Huggins of Charleston. (SCH & Gen. Mag., Vol 20, pg. 70)
Duke, Benjamin - Grand Jury List, Prince Frederick Parish (1778-79)
Duke, William - Pee Dee area 1780, Williamsburg - Rev. War, Francis Marion's Brigade, "Boddie"
Duke, William -married Jan. 13, 1749 to widow Halliburton at Hobcaw. (SCH & Gen. Mag., Vol 20, pg. 70)
Duke, Nicholas - Mariner, Will dated Aug. 10, 1732 St. Phillips Church (3 Rivers Hist. Soc.)
Duke, Timothy - cc Williamsburg, S. C. 1800
Duke, John - cc Williamsburg, S. C. 1810
Duke, Richard - arrived S. C. pre 1690 - "First Settlers of S. C." (Baldwin)
Duke, William Henry - From England 1709 - Charleston Hist. Soc.
Parker & Dukes - Charleston, S. C. (Land Sales), John C. Dukes 1818, William C. Dukes.
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