Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJames Duck , GGGG Uncle
Birth5 Mar 1796, Isle of Wight Co VA647
Death29 May 1886, Edgar Co IL647 Age: 90
BurialLittle Grove Cemetery
FatherJosiah W. Duck Sr. (ca1760-<1840)
MotherSarah “Sallie” House (1770->1840)
1Elizabeth Cook , GGGG Aunt
Birth30 May 1791, Surry Co NC647
DeathOct 1829, Pulaski Co KY Age: 38
FatherPhillip Cook (ca1765-ca1809)
MotherJane (Jenny) Meredith (<1769-1852)
Marriage6 Sep 1813, Pulaski Co KY653
ChildrenLouvisa (1814-1878)
 Bluford (1815-)
 Josiah (1817-1895)
 William (1818-1891)
 Jane (1819-1906)
 Jesse (1821-1859)
 Sarah (Sally) (1823-1848)
 John (Twin) (1825-1912)
 Samuel (Twin) (1825-)
Birth11 Mar 1806647
Death24 Jul 1885647 Age: 79
Marriage30 Oct 1829, Pulaski Co KY648,649
ChildrenJames B. (1831-1836)
 Elizabeth (Eliza) (1833-1913)
 Perlonzo C. (1838-1892)
 Louisa M. (1846-1910)
 George W. (1848-)
 Susan Charity (1851-1916)
Notes for James Duck
A Short History of the Duck Family
written by Mattie Duck Leedom638
(Duck Reunion — 1927)

“James Duck was born March 5th, 1796, in Virginia; he was of Irish parentage, his father, Josiah, his mother, Sallie House Duck. When he was one year old, he with his parents moved from Virginia, to Pulaski County, Kentucky, and settled near Frankfort, the capital of the State.

“Grandfather had two brothers and two sisters. Josiah, the eldest was married, lived in Kentucky, and reared a family of whom I know nothing. Dr. Jesse Duck was never married. The sisters Lovisa and Sallie married brothers, by name Wilson.

“Grandfather was married at the age of 18, in the year 1814, to Elizabeth Cook, and to them eight children were born: Josiah, Lovisa (Duck) VanHoutan, Sallie (Duck) Sanders, Jane (Duck) James, Jesse, William, John and Samuel, the last named were twins. Samuel died in infancy. Four years later our Grandmother died, then Grandfather, after a time married Susanna Barr [Barrow] and five children were born to this union. Buford, died in infancy, Eliza (Duck) Pearson, Louisa (Duck) Shoptaugh, Perlonzo, and Charity (Duck) Price, all are now deceased.

“The family came to Illinois, in the Spring of 1832, and settled in Edgar County, within one and one-half miles of where Grandfather died on May 28, 1887, at the age of 91. He was buried Decoration Day.

“Grandfather was a life-long Republican, altho reared in the South, in the midst of slavery. like Abraham Lincoln, he hated slavery. He was a staunch defender of truth and righteousness, and at the age of 50, was soundly converted and lived a devoted, consecrated life member of the Christian Church, until God called him to come higher.”

“My thots go back to the dear old home
Calling the wanderer to come.
With lure of dewy downs and eves,
The birds songs, and whispering leaves;
It's lights and shadows beckon me
Back to the land of 'used to be,'
Where sleep the ones that we love best,
In peace and quietude and rest.

      * * *

“My thots go back — the world forsooth
Has taken tol of zest and youth,
In payment for a hollow game:
We live apart yet love's the same.
The wealth of the world could never repay
For that old home of weathered gray:
Nor ever could the half compare
For one brief hour of child-hood there.

      * * *

“My thots go back to my child-hood day
When us "Kiddies' loved at Grandfather's, to play,
He told us Kentucky tales — interesting too.
He taught us to be upright, honest and true.
God grant the "Duck Family" may flourish in prosperity and luck.
Always honor the memory of our dear old Grandfather Duck.”

Mattie (Duck) Leedom
Laurel, Iowa
Research notes for James Duck
An extensive web site is devoted to the Duck Family.650

One of the more important resources on this site is a transcription of the Duck Family Bible.651 Most of the birth and death dates that appear on my website for the Josiah Duck family come from that bible.
Last Modified 9 Jan 2016Created 15 Jun 2022 using Reunion for Macintosh
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