William Henry Park II (1930- )
*William Douglas Park (1959- )
William Duncan (1722-1781)
ScottishSettlement at Dumfries
Prince WilliamCounty, Virginia
By Way of
Martha Cobb (1835-1911)
My 2nd Great Grandmother
William “The Elder” Duncan(1722-1781) & Ruth Raleigh (6th Great Grandparents)
Charles Duncan (1742-1789)& Sarah Kavanaugh (1742- )(5thGreat Grandparents)
*Elizabeth Duncan (1781-1852)& Eli Simmons (1776-1851) (4th Great Grandparents)
Sallie Simmons (1806-1872) &Henry Cobb (1802-1857) (3rd Great Grandparents)
John McMonegal Park (1827-1901)& Martha Cobb (1835-1911)(2nd Great Grandparents)
William Henry Park I. (1860-1932)& Eleanor Simpson (1865-1944) (Great Grandparents)
William Holton Park (1900-1980)& Elveree Collins Durham (1911-1989)(Grandparents)
William Henry Park II. (1930-) & Frances Theresa Bell (1932- )(Father and Mother)
*William Douglas Park (1959- ) & Pamela Rae Long (1959- ) (Myself and wife)
Simmons-Duncan Family tie-in to Lord MareenDuvall, Early French Huguenot Settler of South River Plantation, Anne ArundelCounty, Province of Maryland:
Mareen Duvall (1625-1694)& Susannah Marie Brassieur (1650-1692) (9th GreatGrandparents)
Col. Robert Tyler (1671-1738)& Susannah Duvall (1676-1710) (8th Great Grandparents)
Samuel Pottenger (1693-1742)& Elizabeth Tyler (1701-1753) (7th Great Grandparents)
Richard Simmons (-1784) &Susannah Pottenger (1738-1778) (6th Great Grandparents)
Samuel Simmons (1742-1781) &Verlinda Willet (1746-1820) (5th Great Grandparents)
*Eli Simmons (1776-1851) &Elizabeth Duncan (1781-1852) (4th Great Grandparents)
Note: Martha Cobb’s father is Henry Cobb,brother to Richard Cobb, Sr., my 3rd Great Grandfather m. Mary Minerva Park(1822-1909). Martha is one of several key links between my Cobb and Parkancestors. Martha’s mother, SallieSimmons, is a NIECE to Tabitha Simmons (1765-1850), my 5th GGM,married to George Phelps (1757-1803) by way of my Great Grandmother, MinervaCobb-Durham (1886-1974). Sallie’s father, Eli Simmons above, is the brother toTabitha Simmons and Susannah Simmons, both married to Phelps. Tabitha is my5GGM, while her brother, Eli, is my 4GGF in two different branches of ourfamily tree!
Martha Cobb Cont.-
Also of historical significance, is that MareenDuvall’s Great Grandson, Gabriel Duvall (1752-1844), was a close friend ofPresident Thomas Jefferson and served as the Comptroller of the U.S. Treasuryand later as the Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. President HarryS. Truman and Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, are alsodescended from Mareen Duvall. Susannah Duvall (1676-1710), my 8GGM, is theSISTER to Hon. Gabriel Duvall’s (1752-1844) GRANDFATHER, Benjamin DuvallI—Gabriel’s Great Aunt.
Duncan Lineage Notes:
1. Elizabeth's sister, Mary Duncan (1764-1841) m. Robert Covington, Sr.(1760-1847) are buried over on EKU Farm. Mary and Robert are my 4th GreatAunt and Uncle.
2. Elizabeth Duncan's husband, Eli Simmons is a desc. of Mareen Duvalland our Martha Cobb's (m. John McMonegal Park) Grandfather.
William & Ruth's Children:
Raleigh Duncan b: 28 Nov 1723 in Culpeper Co, VA
William Duncan b: 29 Apr 1726 in Culpeper Co, VA
John Duncan b: 23 Aug 1730 in Culpeper Co, VA
Joseph Duncan b: 12 Dec 1732 in Culpeper Co, VA
Mary Duncan b: 12 Dec 1732 in Culpeper Co, VA
Rice Duncan b: 15 Feb 1734
Ann "Nancy" Duncan b: in VA
*Charles Duncan b: 8 Oct 1742 in VA
James Duncan b: 18 Jul 1746 in VA
Charles (William) & Sarah's Children:
*Mary Duncan b: 10 Nov 1764 in Culpeper Co, VA (m. Robert Covington)
Nimrod Duncan b: Cir 1766 in Culpeper Co, VA
William Duncan b: Cir 1768 in Culpeper Co, VA
Charles Duncan b: Cir 1770
Shadrack Duncan b: 17 Sep 1772
Isaac Duncan b: Cir 1774
John Duncan b: Cir 1775
Henry Duncan b: 1777 in Culpeper Co, VA
Mildred Duncan b: 1779 in Culpeper Co, VA
*Elizabeth Duncan b: 1781 (Married Eli Simmons)
Zacariah Duncan b: 21 Sep 1784
William“The Elder” Duncan’s Last Will & Testament:
CulpeperCo. Will Bk. B. 1770-1783. p.450
"In the name of God, Amen, I William Duncan of the Parish of Bromfield andCounty of Culpeper being of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks to theAlmighty God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testamentin manner and form following, viz:
"I bequeath my precious and Immortal soul to almighty God who gave it fullhope of Pardon and Remission for all my most compassionate Redeemer, JesusChrist, my Body to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Executorshereafter named and as to such Worldly estate wherewith hath pleased God toBless me, I dispose of the same as follows:
"Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, Charles Duncan,Twenty five pounds specie to him and his Heirsforever. Item, I give and bequeath to my well beloved son, James Duncan allthat Tract of Land on which I now live with the appurtenances as also my deskand Bookcase to him and his Heirs forever. Item my will and desire is that allthe Residue of my estate be sold to the highest Bidder at one month's creditand the money owing from said sale (after paying all my Just Debts andLegacies) be equally divided among my sons Rawley Duncan, William Duncan, JohnDuncan, Deceased, Joseph Duncan and Charles Duncan and my Daughter, AnnRoberts, but my Will and Desire is that the Dividend or part Intended for myson, John Duncan, deceased, be equally Divided amongst all his Lawful children,sons and Daughters, as also all the Dividend or part Intended or allotted formy Daughter, Anne Roberts, be Equally Divided amongst all my said Anne'sChildren, both Sons and Daughters.
"And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved sons, Josephand James Duncan and my Trusty and faithful friend John Bradford, Executors ofthis my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills byme..........and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witnesswhereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of February, 1781.William Duncan, L.S.
Signed, sealed and declared to be his Last Will and Testament before us
"p.451. At a Court held for Culpeper County the 15th day of October, 1788,this last Will and Testament of William Duncan, deceased, was Exhibited to theCourt by the Executors and was proved by the oath of William Browning andShadrach Browning, two of the Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded. Andon the motion of the said Executors, Certificate is granted them for obtaininga Probate thereof in due form, they having made oath thereto and given bond andSecurity according to Law. Teste. John Jameson, C.S. Cur."
Charles DUNCAN (Our5GGF)
Birth:8 Oct 1742 in VA
Death:Mar 1789 in Culpeper Co, VA
Event: Military ServiceNote: served as Pvt. in Co. 6, Capt. Blackwell's Reg.; granted a land WarrantNo. 1473, Aug. 1, 1783, for 100 acres of land for three yrs. service as soldierin the Continental Line. (Roy, p.160)
Event:Land 1792 Note:
Thisindenture made this the 30th day of May, 1792, between Nimrod Duncan, WilliamDuncan, Charles Duncan and Robert Covington of the other part. Witnesseth:Robert Covington aforesaid and Charles Duncan, dec'd, Father of the above namedDuncans had mutually agreed to exchange land and before deeds were executed,the said Charles departed this life, intestate, and by a decree of CulpeperCourt the said Robert was to convey in fee simple two undivided parts in acertain tract or parcel of land lying in Culpeper Co. to the said Wm. Duncan,Charles Duncan, Shadrack Duncan, Issac Duncan, John Duncan, Milly Duncan, HenryDuncan, Zachery Duncan, and Elizabeth Duncan, and then to convey one othertract or parcel of land in Culpeper Co. to the said Robert Covington and thatsaid Nimrod Duncan, Wm. Duncan, Charles Duncan for and in consideration ... acertain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Culpeper and grantedfrom the proprietors office unto William Duncan, dec'd, and by the heirs of theabove named Charles Duncan (his son) lying in the Gourdvine Fork in the saidCounty, which is bounded by a survey made by George Hume, as follows: Beginningat a Black walnut and Sycamore standing on the North of Allen's Run on thesouth side of the north Fork of the Gourdvine, and runs thence ... (desc.agrees with that of the land which Wm. Duncan, the Elder, gave his son, CharlesDuncan) (Roy, p.160-161)
Event:Land 23 Oct 1793
Note: Archives -- Richmond, VA
Petitionof Sarah Duncan, Oct. 23, 1793.
ThePetition of Sarah Duncan, widow of Charles Duncan, dec'd
Mary,Nimrod, Wm Chas, and Shadrack Duncan, children of said Charles and SarahDuncan, in behalf of themselves and of Isaac, John, Milly, Henry, Zachery, andElizabeth Duncan, children of aforesaid Charles and Sarah Duncan but now underage, humbly showeth that March 1789, the aforesaid Charles Duncan diedintestate, leaving aforesaid heirs to a certain tract of land ... (asks thatthe land be sold by John Slaughter, John Thornton, Chas. Browning, IsaacBrowning, or any three of them, etc.) Petition marked on the back as"rejected."
1. REGISTER OF MARYLAND'S HERALDIC FAMILIES; 1634-1935
“Genealogies and Family HistoryBiographies of the Early Prominent Families
of Colonial Maryland” by AliceParran, Volume I, Series B, Pg. 235.
2. "MareenDuvall of Middle Plantation: AGenealogical History" by Harry Wright (1952)
(Simmons,Pottenger, and Phelps Family Lineage)
3. The Phelps Family of Virginia and Kentucky& Allied Families by Nancy R. Roy (1960)
Chapter10: Families of Cobb, Collins, Oldham,Pottenger, Simmons, and Willett,
4. “Cobb English Records”, byKatherine C. Phelps-Caperton (1926), pg. 21 & 38.
5. “Park Family of Madison & Estill Counties,Kentucky” by Nell Marshall Park-Gum
(1929), pg. 44, showing my grandfather, William Holton Park; greatgrandfather, William
Henry Park I, and 2nd great grandfather, John McMonegal Park withconnections to Wilda
Frances Quinn-Cooper (Member#705)—Wilda’s grandmother, Sallie Park-Quinn is sister
to William Henry Park I.
*6. “Descendants of William Duncan, TheElder” by Nancy Reba Roy (1959)
(Citizen Printing &Publishing Co., San Diego, CA)