Brenda~ Hi!I know I connect via Duke line, but my problem is...not sure on William Duke....there are two William Duke's and also on the wife Nancy.So at this point, these are just my research notes, not set in stone and not all yet confirmed, but trying to get as much info as I can to piece it all together.My real concern is finding the right William DUKE.....
All these lines connect...just having trouble figuring it all out.Here is some new info I have on William....See what you think?I received from Anita firstname.lastname@example.org ****NOTE This has not been documented at this time---Just an idea...
Let me know what you think....Jodie104@Juno.com
Here is how I have made an educated guess that William B. Duke is not the same man who died in Carroll Co., TN in 1837.
1830, Maury Co., TN: William Duke
1830 Henderson Co., TN: William Duke and Joseph F. M. Duke. Who is Joseph Duke?
1840, Cannon Co., TN: Gideon Duke ; M. J. Duke (Mordecai?); William Duke.
1840, Humphrys Co., TN: Allen Duke
1850, Humphrys Co., TN: William B. Duke, age 51, born SC. Wife, Nancy, age 47, born TN.
1850, Humphrys Co., TN: On the same page as William B. Duke, is Allen Duke, age 55, born in SC. They are almost surely related.
1860, Hardin Co., TN: William Duke is apparently widowed. His age and birth state differ from 1850. In 1860 his age is given as 63, and his birth state as GA.
I believe this is the William Duke who married Nancy Johnson.
Regarding the discrepancy in age and birth state between the 1850 and 1860 censuses; I believe that the 1850 census is more likely to be accurate. Because he was a decade younger, and his wife was then alive, I think the 1850 is more reliable.
Notice that Allen Duke, Humphrys Co., TN 1850, also gives SC as his birth state.
None of this is documented. We do know that Nancy [widow Duke] Batts was born in 1804 in NC. We also know she was at home in Hickman Co., KY in 1850.
I do have the names of the Batts' daughters' husbands. I will look up that information and send it to you soon.