Family Group Record for Weakly Wellborn Duke
Husband: Weakly Wellborn Duke
Born: Abt 1819-1820 - GA, Morgan Co.
Died: Jan 1865 - GA, Randolph Co., Cuthbert, his will was filed
Buried:- GA, Randolph Co., Benevolence Cemetery
Father: Henry Duke (Abt 1781-After 1850)
Mother: Sarah E. Pearman (1786-After 1875)
Marriage: Dec 27, 1842Place: GA, Butts Co.
Wife: Penelope McClendon Jenkins
1FSarah E. Duke
Born: Abt 1844
2MMaston Hendricks Duke
Born: Sep 4, 1845 - GA, Butts Co.
Died: Oct 23, 1909 - GA, Randolph Co.
Spouse: Frances Elizabeth Mounger (1847-1929)
Marr. Date: Dec 21, 1865 - GA, Randolph Co.
3MIsaac W. Duke
Born: Abt 1848
4MHenry C. Duke
Born: Abt 1849
Research Notes: Husband - Weakly Wellborn Duke
1845 - GA, Butts Co., Jackson Hiring of Negroes and renting of land belonging to the estate of Abner Bankston, decd. In Jackson, January 7, 1845. Elbert, a man hired to Weakly W. Duke for55.00
1850 - GA, Randolph Co., District 9 Dukes W.W.50MGA Farmer $1400
Henry C. 8mMGA
1860 GACOUNTY:RandolphPAGE NO:705 26901901
Dukes W.W. 40M Farmer27
Dukes Penelope 45 28901901
Dukes Morton H.14M
Dukes Isaac V.12M
Dukes Martha V.6F
Jenkins Junior21MSchool Teacher
Douglas Sarah H.64F
Pearman Martha J.13F
Weakley W. Duke's will and probate filed in Randolph Co., GA (Cuthbert) in January of 1865. His estate was valued at over $200,000 in the closing days of the Civil War.Even with inflated values, he was worth quite a bit.
Research Notes: Child - Maston Hendricks Duke
It is an old family of Georgia that is represented by Mr. Willis Duke. He was himself born in Decatur county, December 8, 1870. His father was Maston Hendricks Duke, who was born in Butts county, Georgia, September 4, 1845. The
grandfather was Weekly W. Duke, and it is thought that he also was a native of Butts county, where he was reared and married. From there the grandfather moved into Randolph county, buying land about eight miles north of Cuthbert. He built up a large plantation and had numerous slaves to do the work of the fields and the household. That remained his home until his death when he was about fifty years of age. The maiden name of his wife was Penelope McClenden, who was born in Butts county, and died in Randolph county. They were the parents of several children and both were members of the Baptist church, and the grandfather was a Mason.
Maston Hendricks Duke, the father, was a small boy when his family moved into Randolph county, where he was reared and married. When eighteen years old he enlisted in the Twenty-eighth Georgia Battalion, first accompanying the command
to Florida, and subsequently to North Carolina.
He participated in several of the campaigns and battles of the closing years of the war, the last engagement being that at Bentonviiie. He also fought at Ocean Pond in Florida, and was the great struggle at Chickamauga. He was never wounded or captured, and went with his command until the final surrender. On returning home he found that his
father was dead, and he then took charge of the home farm.
In the fall of 1866, he bought a farm of seven hundred acres in lots 382, 384, 264, 383, and 182 in the Faceville district. There he carried on general farming and made his home until his death on October 23, 1909.
By marriage, Maston H. Duke became connected with another old and prominent family of Georgia. He was married to Miss Frances Elizabeth Mounger, who was born in Stewart county, Georgia, January 11, 1847. Her father was Edwin Mounger,. who was born, in Jefferson county, Georgia, in 1806. Her grandfather,Edwin Mounger, was years ago treasurer of the state of Georgia, was also trustee of University of Georgia for years, and married Frances Clark, daughter of Gen. Elijah Clark. He was also cousin of Thomas Jefferson and was offered a position in his cabinet but refused on account of relationship. Edwin Mounger was left an orphan when a boy, and was reared by his uncle, Governor Clark, and for a time was a student in the State University. He then took up the printers' trade, becoming an expert compositor, and set type on the first newspaper published at Marianna, Florida, He subsequently taught school at Perry in Houston county, Georgia. After his marriage he bought a farm in Stewart county,where he lived three years, then sold out and moved into Randolph county, where he bought a plantation five miles north of Cuthbert, cultivating its broad acres with the aid of his slaves and remained there until his death. The maiden name of the wife of Edwin Mounger was Elizabeth Jane Ball,whose relationship has been traced back to Gen. George Washington.
She was born in Milledgeville, a daughter of William Ball, who was a Virginian and said to have been a Revolutionary soldier. Coming to Georgia, he bought a home in Milledgeville and a plantation near by, and remained there the rest of his days. William Ball married Elizabeth Grey. Their daughter, Elizabeth Jane, first married a Mr. Allen, and was the mother of five children by her first marriage and seven by the second. The Allen children were named William H., Julia, John R., Thomas and Marcus. The children of Edwin Mounger and his wife, Elizabeth Jane, were Sarah A., Edwin 0., Frances E., Mary Jane, Annie E., Selma, and Clara 0.
Maston H. Duke and wife reared nine children, named as follows: Momelus W., Edwin Mounger, Willis J., Oscar Clark, Elizabeth P., Julia Frances, Clara P.,Maston H., and Annie Pearl. The parents were both members of the Methodist