Data Abstracts of the South Carolina Duke(s) Families
by Joe Lineberger
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[Several people have enquired
about the extent of my research. I am extracting this information
from notebooks that I have compiled over nearly 40 years of
research. My Duke research includes VA, SC, GA, some AL and FL.
These postings are unordered as one can tell because they come
from random notes. Please realize that I have probably made mistakes
in transcription. I went to all these county courthouses and transcribed
these notes from the original records by hand. I was always working
on limited time so I very likely left out some pertinent information.
One needs to review the individual record to verify what I have compiled.
I hope that they can be of benefit to a Duke researcher. -- Joe Lineberger
Dukes of South Carolina
- Adam DUKE, living 1773, Craven County,
SC. Pre-Rev. Plats, Vol. 14, p. 480
- John Taylor DUKE, living 9-16-1774,
Craven Co. SC. SC Memorial Book 13, p. 4 # 2.
- Jno. DUKE witnessed deed of Robert
Duke during 1770's in Camden Co. SC.
- Edmund DUKE, living 1785, 96 Dist.
Pre-Rev. Plats, Vol. 12, p. 84
- Henry DUKE, living 5-10-1768, Colleton
Co. Vol. 16, p. 416.
- Hester DUKE, living 5-13-1789, Fairfield
County, SC Will Book One.
- Esther DUKE, living 10-8-1789, Lancaster
Co. SC Apt. 56, Pck. 1958.
- Crenshaw DUKE, living 11-14-1792 Lancaster
Co. SC Book G, p. 91.
- Harrison DUKE, living 1796, near Moses
DUKE, Orangeburg Dist. Land Grants, Vol. 32, p. 664.
- John DUKE, living 9-25-1766, Craven
Co. SC. Vol. 13, p. 513.
- John DUKE, deceased by 2-23-1790, Lancaster
Co. SC. Estate Records.
- John DUKE, living 4-6-1809, Fairfield
County Deed Book T, p. 17.
- John DUKE, m. Elizabeth Turner, dau.
of James. Richland Equity Roll 40.
- Mosey DUKE, living 1-20-1804, Kershaw
Co. Book L, p. 231.
- Moses DUKE, Jr. living 11-14-1821 Kershaw
Co. Book K, p. 3.
- Elizabeth DUKE, deceased 1815, Fairfield
County, SC File 13, Pkg 125.
- James DUKE, living, 1818. Ibid.
- James DUKE, living 1800, Fairfield
Co. SC Book M, p. 145.
- James DUKE m. Judith Wilson, dau. of
James. Richland Equity Roll 156.
- James DUKE gave a Deed of Gift to Thomas
Duke, Littleton Duke, Mary Ann Duke, Elizabeth Duke, and Henry
Duke, all of Fairfield
District. Recorded 10-15-1825. Book FF, p. 328, Fairfied
- Lewis DUKE, living 1818. Ibid.
- Enoch and Darling DUKE received a Deed
of Gift from Lewis Duke 1818, Fairfield Co. SC Book Z, p. 374.
- William DUKE, deceased by 3-19-1810,
Lancaster County SC, wife Nancy Cauthen, dau. of Wm. Cauthen, R.S.
apparently deceased. G-252.
- Bartlett DUKE, living 1830's Kershaw
Co. SC Book N, p. 27.
- Burrel B. DUKE, living 1837 Kershaw
Co. SC Book N, p. 105.
- Moses DUKE, living 12-20-1833 Lowndes
- Thomas B. DUKES, living 1834 Fairfield
Co. SC Book LL, p. 259.
- Cranshaw DUKE, living 1816 Lancaster
Co. SC Book H, p. 229.
- Meredith DUKE, living 5-13-1820 Fairfield
Co. SC Book DD, p. 18.
- Moses DUKE, widowed, age 70 died 9-1850
in Pickens Co. AL. Born SC. 1850 Alabama Mortality Schedule.
ESTHER DYCHES vs. SETH DYCHES et al.
Petition to sell Trust Property. Filed Nov. 7, 1855
Mrs. Esther DYCHES, wife of Seth DYCHES (but living separate
and apart from him) by her next friend Nelson Bodiford, alleges
that Angus PATTERSON, lately deceaded, in his lifetime and on Aug.
12, 1852, made a trust deed to Mabry R. STANSELL conveying 74 acres
in Barnwell Dist., lying on both sides of the road from Barnwell Court-house
to Orangeburg Court-house, for the separate use and benefit of petitioner
for her lifetime and then to be equally divided among her issue alive
at that time. Said PATTERSON had purchased the property on March 17,
1832, under a decree of this Court in the matter of Moses DUKE estate,
with the intention to hold said property for petitioner according to
the limitations and trusts in the will of said Moses DUKES by which will
petitioner had a life-estate in the greater portion of the DUKES estate,
and said deed to STANSELL was made in pursuance of such plan and intention.
Petitioner now has living the following issue: Her sons Osborne DYCHES,
Elijah DYCHES, William DYCHES, Wilson DYCHES, and Bonsall DYCHES, and
her daughters Susan, wife of Daniel BODIFORD, Leaty wife of G. J. W.
BERRY, Ceeny wife of William ARRINGTON, Martha wife of William CROWLEY,
and Mary wife of John CROWLEY. Said trustee STANSELL at his own request
was removed from his trusteeship by this court at the Feb. Term 185-,
and Nelson BODIFORD was substituted in his stead as trustee. Petitioner
shows that she is old, helpless and infirm; has no working hands with
which to cultivate said lands and gets no benefit from the land; only
two or three of her children derive any benefit from the land and that
by living on the place and cultivating it. Six of her children reside
out of the STATE. Lands are selling high now and it would be to everybody's
advantage to sell it.
Elijah DYCHES in his answer says that the present trustee is of limited
financial means and responsibility, and his bond of $1500 is wholly
inadequate in case of a sale, the personal property amounting to
$4000 in addition to the lands. He says complaintant has a great number
of grandchildren who ought to be made parties to the proceeding, viz:
Frances ALDREDGE, Marcilla STILL, William R. DYCHES, Agnes T. DYCHES,
Decary D. DYCHES, Moses E. DYCHES, Henrietta M. DYCHES, Samantha B. DYCHES,
James DYCHES, Rebecca DYCHES, David DYCHES, Julia DYCHES, Benjamin DYCHES,
Mary ARRINGTON, Julia ARRINGTON, Esther ARRINGTON, Owen DYCHES, J. Allen
DYCHES, James DYCHES, Owen R. DYCHES and others unknown to defendant.
Osborne DYCHES made affidavit Oct. 25, 1855, that the defendants William
ARRINGTON and wife Ceeny, J. G. W. BERRY and Leaty his wife, John CROLEY
and his wife Mary, William CROLEY and Martha his wife, and William and Wilson
DYCHES all reside in the state of Alabama. Whereupon, they were ordered served
Testimony on the hearing: Issac H. DYCHES testified
Esther DYCHES was about 60 years old or upwards, and that she lives
with son-in-law BODIFORD on the land; gets no benefits; witness himself
lives about two miles distant; says Mrs. DYCHES is his aunt by marriage,
and that Elijah and Osborn DYCHES both live on the land in separate
homes. Elijah has been on it upwards of 20 years, and Osborn for six
or seven years; BODIFORD has been there two or three years. Six of her
children live in Alabama and four live here. He says Mrs. DYCHES is blind.
Plaintiff failed to make out a case and the suit was dismissed
February 16, 1856. Reference: Court of Equity Records, Barnwell
Biographical Notes Concerning the Several Moses DUKES
Robert and Moses DUKE were appraisers on a gray horse furnished
Col. Henry HAMPTON'S Regiment by Peter CRIM in 1781 for Continental
Line & Militia in Revolutionary War. Reference: Card
390, Leon Hollingsworth's Genealogical Card File.
Moses DUKES was listed as a defaulter of taxes in district
between Broad and Catawba Rivers on 11 October, 1787. Reference:
South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. IV, no.
4, page 400-3.
Moses DUKE, Andrew ARMSTRONG, and John THOMSON bound Wm. and
Tho. STARKE for 254 lbs. sterling. They were executors of John DUKE'S
estate. 23 February, 1790. Reference: Lancaster Co.,
SC Deed Book C & E, page 61.
Moses DUKE gave a deed of conveyance to William DUNAVANT of
Lancaster County. Dated 7 April, 1790. Reference: Unknown
Moses DUKE was enumerated in the 1790 census of Lancaster County,
South Carolina. His household showed 2 males of 16 and upward, 3 males under
16, and 1 white female. Reference: 1790 Census, South Carolina.
Moses DUKE, heir and administrator of Robert DUKE and planter
of Fairfield County, to Mary TURNER, 100 acres on horsepen branch
for 20 lbs. sterling. Witnesses: ??? WARD, Peter CRIM and John CRIM.
17 February 1796. Reference: Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book
B, pages 386-87.
Daniel McBRIDE vs. Moses DUKE, executor of Robert DUKES.
Debt. Judgement by Default. Reference: Minutes of
the County Court (1785-1799). Page 94 Fairfield County, South
Moses DUKE was living in 1795 near Toby's creek of Saltcatcher
River in Orangeburg District, S. C. now Barnwell County. Reference:
South Carolina Land Plats, Vol. 32, p. 46
Deed from John DUKE of Tattnall County, GA to Moses DUKE
of Barnwell District, SC, dated June 1, 1803 for 338 acres in
Barnwell District, granted the Grantor October 5, 1795. Reference:
Barnwell County, SC Deed Book 3, p. 12.
Deed of Gift. Barnwell County, S. C. Moses Duke
to "my loving daughter Esther BENSON," a negro boy Arthur and a negro
girl Jane, for her use and benefit during her life time. Provided
that if the said Esther BENSON should die without issue the said negroes
to go to "the lawful heirs of the said Moses DUKE." Witnesses:
Micajah Hughes and Issac Hughes. Recorded September 18, 1804. Reference:
Barnwell County, S. C. Deed Book
3, p. 238,
Moses and Ann DUKE wittnessed the deed of John DUKE,
of Tattnall County, Georgia, to John AYERS of Barnwell District for
530 acres in Barnwell District. Deed dated 30 January, 1805. Barnwell
County, South Carolina Reference: Deed Book B,
"I, Moses DUKES of Barnwell District, S. C., planter," conveyed
to Micajah HUGHES, for $500, 500 acres in Lancaster District on Singleton's
Creek of Wateree River. Dated 20 July, 1807. recorded
Jan 29, 1833, Reference: Lancaster County, South Carolina
Deed Book M, page 459.
The names and birthdates for the siblings of Esther Benson Duke
DYCHES is in a bible record which is in possession of H. H. DYCHES
of Rural Route, Norway, S. C. Reference: p. 155, Dyches
Genealogy in The South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, S. C.
"Died at Capt. Moses Dukes' on the 29th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth
Donavan, wife of Mr. James Donavan, and the daughter of Capt.Moses
Duke and Mary Duke, in the 30th year of her age." [My Note:
Capt. Moses Duke m. Mary Faust and had the following known
children:Esther (1798-1858) m. (1) Mr. Duke [Lewis?] (2) James Donovan,
Elizabeth (1800-1830) m. James Donovan, Beatrice Aycock Jackson, Minerva
Cone Sanders, Louanna, Martha.] Southern Times and State Gazette
[South Carolina], Issue of November 4, 1830:
Deed made July 01, 1795,recorded Oct. 29, 1830 Moses
Duke to Edward Sims, "a Certain tract or plantation of land
containing seventy five Acres Situated between twenty five mile
Creek & flat branch bounded North on Robert Duke South
on Land laid out for Moses Duke south East on Thomas Duke
& west on Aaron Johnston be Same being part of a tract of three hundred
Acres first Originally granted unto William Simmons under the hand of
William Bull Esqr Dated the thirty first day of August Anno Domini 1774
Duly Recorded in the Secretaries office in the book SSS page 448 the
aforesaid Seventy five Acres Legally transferred by lease & release
unto the Said Moses Duke from the said William Simmons"
Fairfield County, SC Deed Book HH, p. 258
Deed made Jan 20, 1804; filed Aug 1828, Mosey Duke
to John, Peter, Thos. Crimm, 800 acres in two tracts originally granted to
Andrew and Margaret Alison in Kershaw District on Sawney's Creek, bounded
on the north by Mary Russell's land and on the other sides by Minor
[November 14, 1834, Recorded Dec. 02, 1836, in an overwrite,
Mary Duke, wife of Moses Duke of Richland released her dower
rights] Kershaw County, SC Deed Book L, p.
Feb. 02, 1836, Moses Dukes of Richland District to George Lorick of Lexington
District,,,"tract of land lying &
being in Fairfield on Twenty five Mile Creek containing three hundred
acres, more or less, the same being the one half of the original
grant to William Simmons for three hundred acres and dated 15th of
March 1771 which said grant and plat may be referred to as a boundary
of the said grant which was divided between myself & Aaron Duke in
accordance with my Fathers will & the upper half thereof allotted
Fairfield Co., SC Deed Book MM, p 205
Power of Attorney, Moses Duke, Lowndes Co., MS to Bartlett
Duke, December 20, 1833, Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book N, p. 27
Moses Duke, Lowndes Co., MS to David Montgromery, December
18, 1833, recorded March 31, 1834, Kershaw Co., SC Deed Book N,
Power of Attorney, Moses Duke, Lowndes Co., MS to Burrel
Duke, February 23, 1837, Kershaw Co., SC, Deed Book O,
Moses Duke, Lowndes Co., MS to Landers L. Hogan, April 11,
1834, recorded February 24, 1837, Kershaw Co., Deed Book O,
"Died near Camden, South Carolina, on the 30th ultimate, Maj. Greene
B. Duke in his 45th year..." The Southern
Christian Advocate, Nov 11, 1818:
Hester Dukes, Anne Dukes & Jesse Dukes, orphans, appeared
in court on the 12th instant and chose John Wilson and Richard Taylor
their guardians. Letters of Guardianship dated 13 May 1789. Fairfield
County, SC Will Book 1, p. 30:
Thomas Duke died in Fairfield County before July 6, 1793 when
an inventory of his estate was taken. Fairfield County, SC
Will Book 2, p. 22
Indenture: Made this 7th of Nov. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Four,
between Jesse DUKE, of the State of S.C., and Dist. of Lancaster
of the one part, and Thomas Mackey Jr., of the Dist. and State aforesaid,
of the other part, witnesseth that, for and in consideration of the
sum of three Hundred Dollars, in hand by him the said Thomas Mackey,
Jr, at and before the sealing and delivering of these properties, this
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and has been fully satisfied, he
the said Jesse DUKE, hath granted, bargained, sold, attained, conveyed
and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell, attain,
convey and confirm unto him the said Thomas Mackey, Jr., one certain tract
of land supposed to contain one hundred and seventy five acres, more or
less, lying on south side cary [Currey?] creek, in the district aforesaid,
and NE side of Catawba river, bounded as follows: Beginning said creek on
a hickory, thence south to a maypole on the P branch, thence up said branch
to the second bottom, thence up said bottom to Parkerson line, thence
along said line to William Currey line thence along Currey line to a poast
oak corner on Tillman's line, thence along said line to a hicory on the
widow DUKES line, thence along said line to dry creek, thence up
said creek to the beginning. It being the plantation whereon Thomas CRENSHAW
formerly lived. The said parties to these presents, together, with all
and singular, the profits and advantages. Signed: Jesse
DUKE (LS) Witness: Micajah CRENSHAW Mary
Ann CRENSHAW signed: James DOUGLAS Micajah CRENSHAW
Reference: Lancaster County, SC
Deed Book M, page 233.
Kershaw County, SC, Minutes of the County Court, 1791-1799:
Aug 10, 1795. Stephen Duke vs William Mounce. Judgement
Feb 8, 1797. The State vs Stephen Duke.
Misdemeanor. True Bill.
Feb 10, 1797. The State vs Stephen Duke.
Misdemeanor. Dismissed at the defendant's costs.
Stephen Dukes - 1 male of 16 & upward, 4 males under
16, 2 females, 1790 Census Lancaster District SC:
Fairfield County, SC. County Court Minutes, 1785-1799:
April 20, 1782. Robert Dukes made an inventory
& appraisement of Frederick Freeman's Estate. Apt. 25, pck
Aug. 18, 1782. Thos. Duke published citation
of Edward Mobberly at house of Thomas Duke. Apt. 45, pck
Oct 5, 1782. Thomas Duke appraised Estate
of Elijah Davis. Apt. 19, pck 635.
Apr 20, 1783. Thos. Duke published citation
of William Warnel. Apt. 71, pck 635.
Jan 14, 1784. Robert Dukes witnessed
Will of John Fortune. Apt. 25, pck 876.
June Term 1791. Saturday 10th. Thomas Dukes
- Petit Juror.
Jan Term, 1792 - Aron Duke, Petit Juror.
July Term, 1795 - John Wilson vs Meredith Taylor,
Aron Duke. Case dismissed at defendant's costs.
[Note: Meredith Taylor married Anna Duke, dau. of Robert
Duke and later moved to Alabama. Meredith was a Rev. War Soldier]
July 16th, Friday, 1795. Jonathan
Belton vs Aron Duke. Debt. Judgement by default.
July Term 1797. Saturday 22nd. Moses Dukes
- Petit Juror
January Term 1798. Saturday 20th. Moses
Duke vs Edward Sims. Case. Non-suit.
[Note: This could be the Moses Duke of Lancaster District
rather than the Moses Duke of Fairfield. Edward Sims was a blacksmith
who lived on Beaver Creek and knew Crenshaw Duke and other Dukes
1820 Census Rutherford County, TN:
Crenshaw Duke 020001 12100
Washington Duke 320010 10010
Marriage Records of Rutherford County, TN. Whitley.
1981. Genealogical Publishing Co.:
Matthew J. Duke & Martha E. Phillips Sep
[Note: I suspect that the above Crenshaw Duke
is the same Crenshaw Duke, the Loyalist, who lived in Lancaster
District, SC. I lose track of Crenshaw Duke after this. Crenshaw
and Granger are names which are found in many cases to be the same.]
Private Granger DUKES was listed as serving in
Col. Henry Rugeley's Reg., Camden Militia, "now in the British
Line..." from 13 June - 13 December, 1780. Also serving 14 June
to 13 December, 1780 [Probably paid 25 July 1782...not clear].
Sergeant Granger DUKES and Private John DUKES were paid for
serving in Col. John Phillip's Reg., Jackson Creek Militia, Camden
District, SC, Capt. George Platt's Co. under Lord Rawdon from Charlestown
to Ninety Six and back to Orangeburgh, 1 June to 31 July, 1781. Loyalists
in the Southern Campaign:, Vol. I., Murtie June Clark (1981)
Sergeant Granger DUKES and Sergeant John DUKES were
paid on 5 November, 1781, for serving for 43 days, 1 August - 12
September 1782 in Capt. George Platt's Co. of the same Regiment.
Granger DUKES was paid for serving as a Private for 81 days
service in Col. Robert English's Reg., 1st Reg. of Camden Militia, 13
November - February 1782. Loyalists in the Southern Campaign:,
Vol. I., Murtie June Clark (1981)
Granger DUKES as paid as a "Distressed Refugee".
Date not given, probably February or March of 1782. Cranshaw
DUKES of Camden was paid as a "Refugee of 3rd Class" in Charlestown,
SC for 61 days, 1 April to 31 May 1782. Cranshaw DUKES was
also paid as a "Refugee of 3rd Class" in Charlestown, SC on 24 July,
1782 for 1 June to 30 June, 1782. Refugee 3rd Class Cranshaw DUKES
of Camden was paid for 62 days for the period 1 July to 31 August, 1782
in Charlestown, SC. Refugee 3rd Class Cranshaw DUKES of Camden
was paid for 122 days 1 September to 31 December, 1782 in Charlestown,
SC. Loyalists in the Southern Campaign:, Vol. I., Murtie June
Crenshaw DUKE is not found on the 1790 Census
of Lancaster County, SC.
Crenshaw DUKE witnessed a Deed given by Edward SIMS
of Edgefield County, SC, wheelwright, to Alex CARRUTH of Lancaster
County, SC on 16 November, 1791 conveying a tract of land containing
100 acres situated on the NE side of Catawba River on Beaver Creek
originally granted to Elizabeth GOUGHER [GEOTCHE aka GOUTCHER] 21
January 1769, "adj.
Roger Pinckney & William Johnston, Jeremiah Joiner, James Kennedy...Edward
Sims (seal), Jane Sims (X) (seal), Wit: Robert Henry, William McMans, CRENSHAW
DUKE. Prov. by CRENSHAW DUKE, 5 July 1793, before Jesse Tilman,
J. P.." Lancaster Co., SC Deed Book B, p. 279 [Elizabeth GOUTCHER
was the daughter of Thomas GEOTCHE and was mentioned in his Will dated
21 December 1786 as having married a SIMS and was deceased. Thomas GEOTCHE
had another daughter Mary GEOTCHE who married (1) a McKEE [James?] and
(2) Stephen DUKE.]
Crenshaw DUKE purchased 250 acres on south side
of Catawba River on 14 November, 1792 from John ROPER. Witnesses:
Micajah CRENSHAW, Britton CASELL, and Robert DUKE. Reference:
Lancaster Co., SC Deed Book G, p. 91.
Cranshaw DUKES was enumerated in the 1800 Census
of Lancaster County, SC. The household consisted of 2 males under
10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, and 1 female
26-45. He is not found on the 1810 Census of Lancaster Couunty.
B. S. MASSEY [Jacob Champion?] conveyed 100 acres on
Camp Creek to Crenshaw DUKES on 3 June, 1816. Reference:
Lancaster Co. SC Deed Book H, p. 229
"Jonathan Thompson of Butler County, Ohio,
to John Stevens of Lancaster Dist., 207 acres on both sides Persimmon
branch of Cedar Creek adj SHEROD SIMS SENR., JAMES COTHRAN, heirs of
WILLIAM DUKE dec'd., WILLIAM COTHAN [sic] SENR, ARCHIBALD HOOD and
the lands whereon PETER TWITTY now lives...19 March 1810.
Wit: None Ack before Wm. Curry, J. Q.."Lancaster County,
SC Deed Book G, Page 252
South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1783-1788
"Deed Book M-5, pp. 381-383. Lease and Release. 17 &
18 Sept 1774, Thomas McCullagh of St. Marks Parish, SC,
planter, to Thomas Roach of the same parish, BLACKSMITH,
for 100 lbs SC money, 100 acres granted 12 Sept 1768 to Jane
Moore, now the said James McCullagh's wife, on south side Little
Lynches Creek on the north side of Hanging Rock Creek on north east
side Wateree River in Camden District. James McCullough
(LS), Jane McCullough (mark) (LS), Wit: Jas. Bredin, John
Bell, TOMAS GOOTCHER. Proved in Camden district by the
oath of THOMAS GOUCHER before J. N. Oglethorpe, J. P.,
31 March 1777. Recorded 23 Feb 1785."
[Is the above named GATCH related to Thomas Geotche
"Deed Book Y-5, pp 56-60. Lease and Mortgage. 2
& 3 Apr 1787, JOHN GATCH of Charleston, SC, CARPENTER,
and Catherine his wife., to Lightfoot Harrison Davis and
James Nicholson, both of said city, by bond in the penal sum
of 60 lbs sterling, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, lot
in the village of Rumney on Meeting Street on a creek which divides
it from the distillery. JOHN GATCH (LS), CATHERINE GATCH
(S) (LS), Wit: WM. DUKE, John DewItt. Proved in Charleston
District by the oath of John Dewitt 23 Apr 1787 before Peter
Horry, J. P.. Recorded 23 Apr 1787."
Will of Thomas Geotche
"In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Gougher of Beaver Creek
of Camden District in the State of South Carolina Blacksmith being
in an advanced Age and Knowing that it is apppointed for all men to
die, but being of a perfect and sound mind and memory, doth this day
being the 21st day of December 1786 and in the tenth year of American
Independence do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner
following; and first I commit my body to the dust, and my soul to God
who gave it, and after paying all my lawful Debts and Funeral Charges,
I give and bequeath my worldly goods in manner following, I leave give
and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Jean Roach and to her Children one
Shilling Sterling if lawfully demanded, I Also Leave and bequeath to
the Children of my Daughter Elizabeth Sims Dec'd One Shilling Sterling if
lawfully demanded as also what I have already delivered them into their
possession. I also leave give and bequeath to my daughter Agness Kennedy
The Sum of one Shilling Sterling if lawfullly demanded, I also give leave
and bequeath to my daughter Martha Bell Widow one Shilling Sterling if
the same be lawfully demanded, I also give and Bequeath to my beloved Daughter
Mary McKee Widow my lands on Beaver Creek being two hundred and fifty acres
be the same more or less with all the appurtenances Hereunto belonging
to her and her heirs for ever; and likewise my Smith Tools and Plantation
Tools and all the remaining part of my Worldly Possessions both Real and
Personal. I do constitute and Appoint my two beloved Daughters Martha Bell
and Mary McKee Executers and Overseers of this my last Will and Testament,
Signed Sealed and Published and delivered the day and year first above Written
(signed) Thomas geotche (seal)
In the presence of
(signed) Alexan'd G Carruth
(signed) James Carruth"
Lancaster District, SC Deed Book A, page 100
A Indenture made February 3, 1787 between Robert Williams
and Mary McKee, both Lancaster County, South Carolina Planters. Robert
Williams for ten shillings Sterling conveys to Mary McKee fifty acres
of land "being & lying on a branch of Beaver Creek on the N. E. side
of the Wateree River in Lancaster County Bounded on one Side by Edward
Stones tract Owengs? on the Other Side by Land fomerly belonging to Tho's
Gouger" The tract was part on a 100 acre tract granted to James Williams
on April 29, 1772. Signed by Robert Williams. Witnesses were "Eli'n Alexander,
To's Coil, and Henry Hudson." Lancaster District, SC Deed
Book A, page 110
A Indenture made February 3, 1787 between Robert Williams
and Mary McKee, both Lancaster County, South Carolina. Robert Williams
for two pounds, eighteen shillings and seven pence Sterling conveys to
Mary McKee fifty acres of land "lying and being on the N. E. side of the
Wateree River in Lancaster County bounding on one Side by Edward Owens
& by Thomas Gougers & Lcl?" The tract was part on a 100 acre tract
granted to James Williams on April 29, 1772. Signed by Robert Williams.
Witnesses were "Eli'r Alexander, To Corle, and Henry Hudson". Lancaster
District, SC Deed Book A, page 111
"Be it remembered That on or about The Month of August 1770
I & David Clanton did see Thomas Goutcher Brother to Mary McKee
Widow Make sign seal deliver and execute Titles Deeds commonly called
Lease and Release to and for one hundred Acres of Land Surveyed for
the said Thomas Gouther Jun'r on the Saltketchers being at that time
The Head Rights allowed to a single Man, Unto Martha Goutcher Alias Bell
Sister the Said Thomas Goutcher Jun'r, and that the said David Clanton
was a Subscribing Witness to the Said Lease and Release, and the Said
David Clanton remembers to see John Findlay then of Beaver Creek in South
Carolina subscribe his name as a Witness thereto and Mary Goutcher Alias
McKee Widow and David Clanton remembers to see Martha Goutcher alias Bell
Widow give the said Thomas Goutcher some money in Consideration of the
Said Lease and Release Sworn to this 18th day of July 1787 at the County
Court of Lancaster in the State of South Carolina
(signed) Mary [her x mark] McKee
(signed) David Clanton"
Lancaster District, SC Deed Book A, page
On March 1, 1806, Mary Duke of Kershaw District along
with Agness McKee, Anderson Houze and his wife conveyed 100 acres granted
to James McKee on branches of Cedar Creek adjacent Henry Hudson to Solomon
Williams of Lancaster district, planter. Wit: Wm. Moore, John Davidson,
Burrel Clanton. Seal: Mary Duke, Agness McKee, Anderson Houze, Elizabeth
House. Proved by Wm. Moore, 9 February, 1810. Book G, p. 254 Lancaster
County, South Carolina.
[James McKee and Mary Geotche had two known children: 1.
Elizabeth McKee, who married Anderson Howze, son of James and Milla
Howze. Anderson and Elizabeth McKee Howze moved before 1826 from Lancaster
District, S. C. to Jones County, GA and was found in Carroll County,
GA by 1830. 2. Agnes "Nancy" McKee never married. She executed a Will
found in probate records in Monroe County, GA. Her will follows:
"State of Georgia,
In the name of God, Amen. I Nancy McKee of the County and State
aforesaid being of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly die, and being
of sound mind do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
Item 1st. I will my body to the dust in decent
burial, and My soul to God who gave it.
2nd. I give and bequeath to my beloved
nephew James M. Hawze the sum of two hundred dollars.
3 Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved
Brother Green Duke the sum of two hundred dollars.
4 Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Nephew
John E. Duke the sum of two hundred dollars.
5 Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Nephew
William G. Duke the sum of two hundred dollars.
6th Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Nephew
Thomas D. Duke the sum of one hundred dollars.
7th item. I give and bequeath to my Niece
Elizabeth Bloodworth, my Niece Nancy Amanda Burt and
my Nephew Wellington Duke all the remainder of goods; after the payment of the
above legacies named in the second Item, and in the third Item, the fourth
Item, the fifth Item, and the 6th Item, all the property I have where ever or
of whatever. I will it to be
equally divided between Elizabeth Bloodworth, Nancy
Amanda Burt and Wellington Duke.
Signed Sealed & declared
by Nancy McKee to be her last will and testament this 18th of September in the
year of our Lord l848 in our presence by the testator and we have signed the
sale in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other.<>Andrs.
H. [his] + [mark]
Nancy [her] + [mark] McKee
Item 8th. I hereby constitute and appoint my
Nephew John E. Duke Executor of this my last will and testament this 18th of
September in the year of our Lord 1848.
Signed in the presence of
us by the testator and we have signed the same in her presence and in the
presence of each other.
Andrs. Burt John
H. [his] + [mark]
Nancy [her] + [mark] McKee
came in open Court Anderson Burt who being duly Sworn deposeth
& saith he saw Nancy McKee sign, seal, publish
and declare this writing for her last will I & testament that he in the
presence of the testatrix & at her request attested said will as a witness
& also in the presence of John H. Dumas & that said John H. Dumas in
the presence of the testatrix & at her request & in the presence of the
deponent attested said will as a witness that said testatrix at the time of the
execution of said will was of
disposing mind & memory & that she executed the same freely,
voluntarily & without compulsion.
Sworn to & subscribed
in open court.
to Clark's book; Loyalists in the Southern Campaign..., there
was a Thomas Goutcher in Colonel John Phillips' Regiment, Jackson's
Creek Militia, Camden District, SC, Captain Adam Thomson's Company, June-July 1781." ]
"This Indenture made the sixteenth day of November in the
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one Between Edward
Sims of the State of South Carolina and Edgefield County Wheelwright
of the one part and Alexander C. Carruth of the State aforesaid and
County of Lancaster Planter of the other part Witnesseth that for and
in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds Sterling to him in hand
paid by the said Alexander C. Carruth to the said Edward Sims at and
before the sealing and delivery of these presents (the Receipt whereof
is hereby acknowledged Hath granted bargained Sold aligned Enfroffed?
conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain Sell
align enfoff? convey & confirm unto the said Alexander C. Carruth
his heirs and Assigns forever a certain tract piece or parcel of land Situate
lying & being in the county of Lancaster and the State aforesaid on
the North East side of the Catawba River being and lying on the Beaver
Creek containing one hundred acres granted to Elizabeth Gougher on the
bounty the 21st day of January Anno Dom 1769 Bounding W. on Roger Pinckney
& William Johnston's land W. and N. on Jeremiah Joiner's land, NE on
Vacant land and SW. on James Kennedys land, and hath such shape form and
marks as a Plat thereof Represents To have and to hold the aforesaid tract
of one hundred acres of land to the said Alexander C. Carruth his heirs
& assigns forever Vis an absolute and Indefesible? Right of Inheritance
in fee Simple with all the appurtenances Thereunto belonging or in any
any wise appertaining together with all the privileges Emoluments Rights
Titles Hereditaments Reversions & Reversions Remainders and Remainders
Rents Profits & And I the said Edward Sims do for myself Heirs Executors
and Administrators or assigns warrant and forever defend the above mentioned
one hundred acres of land to the aforesaid Alexander C. Carruth his heirs
or assigns against against the lawful claim or demand of any person or
Persons whatsoever. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
Seal the day and year first above written
(signed) Edward Sims (sealed)
(signed) Jane Sims x Mark
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
(signed) Robert Henry
(signed) William Mc Means
(signed) Crenshaw Duke"
Lancaster Co., SC, Deed Book B, page 279
Petitions for Land from the SC
Council Journals, Vol. IV, Holcomb, page 104, 204
Journal pages 229-234,...Meeting of Tuesday 1 Sept 1767...Petitions
for warrants of survey...on the bounty...(all or near
the Long Canes or Savannah River...Thomas Gougher...100
Journal pages 252-259...Meeting of Tuesday 4 Oct 1768...Petitions
for warrants of survey...on the bounty...Thomas ougher...300
acres...in Berkley or Craven County...Elizabeth Gougher...100
William Twaddell and Elizabeth Twaddell his wife and George
Perry and Agnes Perry his wife to Stephen Duke of Kershaw County..for
65 pounds sterling…a certain tract or parcel of land situate &
lying in county and state aforesaid on the waters of Beaver Creek containing
one hundred acres be the same more or less being part of a tract of two
hundred & Fifty acres granted to Alexander Tome on the Bounty the
fourth day of October Anno Dom 1768…aforesaid one hundred acres of land
was subdivided off the Southwest side of the aforesaid two hundred and
fifty acres of land…was conveyed by the aforesaid Alexander Tome to
John Perry by Lease & Release the 26th of June 1775 & was willed
at the decease of John Perry to Elizabeth Perry his wife now Elizabeth
Twaddell. William Twaddell, Elizabeth Twaddell, George Perry, Agnes (X)
Perry (Seal) Wit: Alex Carouth, Geo. Knox, Reuben (X) Roberts" August
7, 1793. " Kershaw County, South Carolina.Book
B, p. 465.
"Indenture. April 13, 1793. Kershaw County, SC Stephen
Duke & Mary Duke, his wife to Reuben Roberts for 20 pounds sterling...a
certain piece or parcel of land...lying...on the waters of Beaver Creek...25
acres...being a part of a tract granted to Thomas Gougher January 2,
1769... Stephen Duke Mary (X) Duke Wit: Alexander Carruth, Hugh Brown
Mary Duke relinquished Right of Dower. Mary (X) Duke" Ref: Kershaw
County, SC Deed Book D, p. 175
Newberry County, SC 1785-1798,
Minutes of The County Court, p. 129.
"350 March Court 1790 MOSES DUKE Plaintiff against
JOHN TAYLOR Defendant ) In Case Came the Plaintiff by JAMES DOHERTIE
Gent'l his attorney and the defendant by WILLIAM SHAW gent'l his attorney
comes and defends and says the
defendant is not the person intended to be sued & after
hearing the circumstances of the case the court ordered the suit to
be dismisssed at Plaintiff's cost."
Ex Parte William Payne.
Writ de lunatico Equirendo issued to Archelaus Watkins, Arthur Collins,
Moses Dukes, Samuel Watkins, Issac Ross to examine the lunacy of Judith
Dougherty. Court adjourned. Wednesday, February 22, 1809. Ref: Camden
District, SC Equity Court Journal
The estate of Reuben C. Dukes administered in Fairfield
Co SC 8-6-1827 by Mrs. Frances Lee. Citation published at Cedar Creek
Camp Meeting. Bond for $1000 with Thos. P. Evans and John C. Carter
as sureties. On 9-20-1827 Mrs. Frances Lee delegated her son, Thos.
B. Lee to act in her stead, which was agreeable. A dedimus was entered
and heard in Court of Equity Aug. 1828, at which it developed that
the father of Reuben C. Dukes was named Aaron Dukes,
and that Aaron Dukes had another son, not named, who died without
issue. The estate of $997.00 was ordered divided into four equal shares,
receipts for which were signed by: Frances, wife of Jas. D. Craig;
Anna, wife of James Armstrong; Catherine, wife of John Smith; and
Charlotte, then unmarried [at the point of her name is interlined ["Rachael
not Charlotte"] . In January 1840, the distributees are named as:
James Armstrong, John Smith, James Craig and John Heist, the latter presumably
by then, the husband of Charlotte [or Rachael] Dukes. A dedimus
files 8-25-1828 stated that only land involved was 162-1/2 acres on 25
Mile Creek, waters of Wateree, adj. Moses Duke et al and Samuel
Craig. [This is an abstract done years ago
by the GA genealogist, Leon Hollingsworth, for the descendants of
Green R. Duke of Chatham County, GA. They were wanting to discover
his parents; which he was not able to do. He was from Camden District,
James Wilson, living. Children: Jacob, deceased, Elizabeth,
wife of James Rains, Judith, wife of James Duke, Lucy, wife
of Littleton Crankfield, Margaret, deceased, wife of Aaron Johnson,
her children: John, Fred, Samuel, Rhoda, Mary, Jesse, Patsy, Judith,
Elizabeth and Caroline Richland County, SC Equity
Court Petition 156:
[The following names and birthdates are found in a bible
record which is in the posession of H. H. Dyches of Rural Route, Norway,
S.C.:] "Seth Dyches, born 1790; died July 19, 1873, m. Esther
Dukes 1809. Esther Dukes, born 1790; died May 28, 1870." Esther
Dukes had the following siblings according to the record:
Dukes, b. March 15, 1793
Dyches Genealogy, p. 155. South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, SC.]
Dukes, b. March 12, 1795
Kirkland Dukes, b. Jan. 12, 1797; died June 5, 1821
Dukes, b. March 4, 1800"
A Lewis Duke signed a receipt for interest for the
year 1786 for supplies furnished to Robert Caborne which totaled £ 11:4
. This is found on the reverse side of SC Rev. War Indent AA-977-a.
Date 2-2-1786. Found in Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File on
Deed of Gift, Fairfield district, SC. 11-7-1808, by Lewis
Duke for "natural love & good will" to "my natural born sons
Enoch Duke and Darling Duke." 50 acres on 25 Mile Creek adj.
Moses Duke & Edward Sims. Also 40 bu. corn; 1 bay stud 3 yrs.
old; two cows & "all my household furniture that are now at present
in my dwelling house." Wit: Geo. Watts, Edward Sims. Recorded 7-13-1818.
Deed Book Z, p. 374.
"Pp. 89-90. 2 Mar 1795: DAVID BURNS, Senr. of Laurence
Co. SC to GARLAND GOOD for 40 pounds, sold 250 acres on head of Ninety
Six Creek adj. MARCONESS GOODE, JANE BROWNLEE, ROBERT DUKE.
S/ DAVID (D) BURNS. wit: THOMAS WADSWORTH, JAMES YOUNG, who swore
by oath 9 Mar 1795 before THOS. WADSWORTH, J.S.C. Rcd. 12 Mar 1795."
12: 1794-1796 Edgefield County, SC
Bill for Quia Timet. Filed Nov. 28, 1825. Petitioners are:
Seth Dykes and Esther his wife, Elijah Dyches, James Dyches, Osborne
Dyches, Wilson Dyches, Leete Dyches, William Dyches, Shelby Dyches,
Mary Dyches, Martha Dyches, children of said Seth and Esther, all of Barnwell
District children appearing by their parents, as next friend, they being
minors. Moses Duke late of Barnwell District, owned at his death
a considerable estate, as shown by inventory on file in Ordinary's office
of Barnwell district. Left his will dated March 15, 1820, whereby he gave
unto his wife Lurana and her heirs, a negro girl Mary and her increase,
and all the remainder of estate he gave to his wife for her lifetime
or widowhood, then to his dau. Esther Dyches the petitioner, and to her
children after her death. Francis Trotti and Angus Patterson executors.
Trotti also qualified. He sold a considerable part of the personal estate
Sept. 17, 1821 as per his return. The will provided that any part of the
estate not needed for wife's support, was to be expended for education of
his grandchildren or that is, Esther's children. But the executor refuses
to do this and has expended only $57 for that purpose. He is partial to
the efforts of the widow to waste and squander the estate and to run off
and dispose of some of the negroes. Trotti in his answer says he has often
repented for qualifying as executor because that very soon after he had probated
the will, Seth Dyches and the widow began to quarrel and wrangle with and
reproach each other. In his opinion the small estate is necessary for the
widow's support; that the testator owed some debts, for which he had to
sell the personal property as alleged producing $533.77 1/2. Says that Dyches
took possession of the two most valuable and efficient negroes on the plantation
and has had them ever since and should account for their hire. Says he,
Trotti, is old, advanced in years, infirm and hardly able to look after
his own affairs, and desires to be relieved of his trust. The widow in her
answer says that Mrs. Esther Dyches was the bastard child of her husband
Moses Duke; that the estate granted Esther by the will, is in contravention
of laws relative to bastards. The decree Feb. 5, 1828, says introduced
in evidence was a deed of gift from Moses Duke to his "natural daughter
Esther Benson" for two slaves, dated Aug. 4, 1804; at the time he was unmarried.
He did not marry til many years later. His will dated Mar. 15, 1820,
gave negro to his nephew Moses D. Hughes and another slave to his nephew
Elijah Dukes, and remainder to widow as above stated. Testator died w/o
issue by his wife Lurana. Testimony by witnesses agree widow is a saving
and judicious person; she drinks some but not hard but she is industrious
and manages well. It is stated that the lawful heirs of the testator reside
out of the state except the widow. Decree upholding the will as made. Appealed.
The Court of Appeals remanded the case back to see how much of the estate
could be spared to educate the complainant's children without interfering
with the support of the widow. The Comr. replied that none could be spared.
Under a final order, the lands and slaves were ordered sold, and were sold
Mar. 7, 1832, for $4395.00, and $250 per year ordered paid out for the widow's
support. Reference: Court of Equity Records. Barnwell District, South
November 16, 1815, List of Petit Jurors, Fairfield Co., SC,Court
of Common Pleas, Journal. Jesse Duke listed.
133 acres certified for Moses Duke, February 14, 1816
in Richland county, SC on Rice Creek, originally surveyed for John Price,
August 18, 1809. Jesse Duke listed as an adjacent land owner. Land
owners listed on either side of Jesse: James Nipper and Robert Duke.
Land Plats Volume 44, Page 146, Item 2;
, 252 acres certified for Daniel Gardner, August 21, 1816.
Jesse Duke listed as an adjacent land owner. Land owners on either
side of Jesse: Mr Higgens and Heirs of John Trapp Dec'd. SC State Land Plats Volume 44,
Page 241, Item 2
"We do further agree to idemnify, warrant and defend the said
Samuel Duke Estate against any demand that may be made against
our Father's property equally in the property that we have received.
Jeremiah Duke Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Thornton Robert
Duke Elias Phillips" Fairfield Co., SC Probate
Records, File 2, Package 70, . estate
papers of Thomas Dukes
James Duke on 2-5-1817 granted to Samuel Duke,
a tract [number of acres not specified] in Fairfield District, SC
on 25-Mile Creek of Wateree River..."granted unto Thomas Duke
& conveyed by his heirs unto the said James Duke bearing date the
22nd of February 1819 adjacent land of Moses Duke, Edward Sims,
Susannah Perry, John Stewart, Samuel Duke, Edward Sims." Wit.:
Jno. H. Taylor, Samuel Wilson. Judith Duke rel. dower 4-1-1817.
Recorded 4-9-1817, Fairfield Co., SC Deed Book Z, p. 234.
John Brown applied for L/A on Estate of Elizabeth DUKES
5-24-1815. A Robert DUKE was one of the heirs receiving a
share from her estate. Fairfield Co. SC File 13,
Pkg 125 concerning Estate Papers of Elizabeth DUKE.
A Robert DUKE, JR. made a claim for Service in May
& June, 1781. [Some researchers think that this is the Robert
DUKE who died testate in Camden District in 1785 and his Will can
be found in Kershaw County records. I can find no record to support
this claim.] SC Rev. War Accounts Aud. 2067-A
A Robt. DUKE is listed along with Jesse DUKES as
a Loyalist exile reported by Capt. Douglas Starke's Co., John Marshall's
Regt. Camden District. See SC Historical Association's List of
Loyalist Exiles From SC in 1783. (edited by Robt. W. Barnwell
Jr.0 at SC Archives.
Robert and Moses DUKE were appraisers on a gray horse
furnished Col. Henry Hampton's Reg. by Peter CRIM in 1781 for Cont.
Line & Militia in Rev. War. See Leon Hollingsworth's Genealogical
Card File (on Microfilm). [Now I believe that this is the Robert
DUKE who died testate in Camden District in 1785. Moses DUKE is named
as a son in his Will and Peter CRIM was a witness to the Will which mentioned
a daughter, Rachael CRIM, as a legatee.]
Mary DUKES applied for L/A on 1-15-1793. A Robert
DUKE signed receipt 12-5-1807 for "1 negro boy name Frank as full
satisfaction for my part of the movable estate of my father Thomas
DUKE, dec'd." Mary HORN, wife of Jesse HORN, received "1 negro
girl named Dinen and a note of hand for one hundred and fifty dollars
when paid will be in full...Mary HORN'S part of the movable estate of
her father Thomas DUKE'S, deceased." Estate papers on Thomas
DUKES, File 2 Pkg 70, Fairfield County, SC. [I believe that this Thomas
DUKES is the Thomas DUKE mentioned in Robert DUKE'S Will as his son
and left one shilling.]
Crenshaw DUKE purchased 250 acres on Southside of Catawba
River on 11-14-1792 from John ROPER. Wit: Micajah CRENSHAW, Britton
CASELL, & Robert DUKE. See Deed Book G, p. 91, Lancaster
Robert DUKE sold 420 acres on the N side of 25 mile creek
and on the SW side of Bear creek to David FOSTER. Tract originally
granted to Reuben WINDHAM. Wit: Lewis DUKE, James DUKE. Anney
DUKE, wife of the within Robert DUKE relinquished her dower.
Signed Ann DUKE. Executred 2-3-1816. Deed Book Y, p. 55 Fairfield County,
Robert DUKE served under Capt. William Simmons, Col.
Robert Goodwyn, and Gen. Williamson and was on the Florida Expedition.
(moved to MS). (William Wilson, R11688). SC Roster of the Revolution,
Memorialized Records of Lexington District, SC 1814-1825
"John Duke to Abm. Geiger, $150 for 500 acres on North
Edisto. Deed dated 12-3-1810, proved 12-7-1817.
John Duke to Abraham Geiger, $150 for 800 acres on
Bull Swamp waters of Edisto. Deed dated 12-3-1817, proved 2-23-1818.
Robert Duke to Henry Muller, $50 for 837 acres on
the Congaree River. Deed dated 6-17-1817.
Robert Duke to Henry Muller, $50 for 837 acres on
the Congaree Creek [sic] & waters thereof. Deed dated 6-17-1818."
Will of Robert Duke, Kershaw
County, SC, Will Book A, p. 239.
"Next, I do give to my beloved sons, Moses Duke and
Aaron Duke, my plantation and tract of land whereon I now live
on 25 Mile Creek."
"Next, I do give to my youngest son, Jesse Duke, a
tract of land on Twaney's [sic] Creek containing One hundred and fifty
"Fairfield District, SC. November 20, 1821. Jesse Duke,
planter, sold to David Crumpton, planter, both of Fairfield District,
for $350, 150 acres in Craven County, now Fairfield District, on the
west side of Wateree River, on both sides of Sawney's Creek adjoining
Hardy Rice Jernigan. The tract was originally granted to William Howard,
May 15, 1771, conveyed by him to Daniel Muse in 1791, and the said Jesse
Duke 'became legally vested at this time with full power and lawful
authority' to sell the tract to the said David Crumpton 'by the terms
of the last will and testament of his father Robert Dukes and by a deed
of gift made to him under the hand of the aforesaid David Muse Junior
on March 14, 1785.' Wit: David Montgomery, John Gregg, William Wilson.
Recorded March 2, 1802. Fairfield County SC Deed book N, p. 449."
"Fairfield District, SC. February 2, 1836. Moses Duke of
Richland District to George Lorick of Lexington District for $1000,
300 acres in Fairfield District on 25-Mile Creek. The tract was one-half
of an original grant to William Simmons on March 17, 1771, 'which was divided
between myself and Aaron Duke in accordance with my father's will and the
upper half thereof alloted to me and I hereby convey it to the said George
Lorick.' Witnesses: S. C. Debruhl and John C. Donavan. MARY DUKE, wife
of Moses Duke, relinquished her dower interest March 16, 1836. Recorded
August 3, 1836 in Fairfield Co., SC Deed Book MM, p. 205."
The following is found in Old Southern Bible Records
by M. A. Lester on page 233:
Mark Murphy, son of Simon Murphy ('Simon Murphy who married
Sarah Duke, was the son of Richard and Mary Byrd Murphy' penciled
in on a piece of paper) and Sarah Duke Murphy, b. 8 Mar 1753 in Craven
County, S.C. on Padgett Creek, m. 19 Mar 1786 six miles from the city
of Union to Holly Duke b. 27 Feb 1769 in N.C.
his bible..." [no further genealogical information]
b. 8 Apr 1787
P., b. 6 Jan 1790, m. 26 Sep 1811 to Rebecca Harris b. 14 Sep 1792
b. 20 Oct 1792 'married Thomas Cooper and when she died Thomas Cooper
her sister Sarah Murphy' (penciled in)
M. b. 2 Mar 1892 [?]
P. b. 3 Feb 1795
P. b. 26 Nov 1800
P. b. 31 Jan 1803
b. 3 Mar 1805...Jeremiah B
b. 1 June 1807
b. 15 Sep 1809
Majors b. 4 Oct 1812
I now speculate that the Robert Duke of Lancaster was
the one who married Priscilla Crenshaw. Robert Duke was granted
700 acres in Granville Co., NC on 12-1-1760. Micajah Crenshaw witnessed
the grant. [Deed Book G, p. 348]
On 10-20-1763, Robert Duke sold to Benjamin Cook of
the same county the remainder of the 1760 grant. [Deed Book F, pp 478-79].
BENJAMIN COOK was a son of Mary Crenshaw Cook, a dau. of Joseph Crenshaw.
He is later found in St. Mark's Parish of old Craven Co., SC which
later became Camden District.. [Lancaster Deed Book B, pp 213-14
and pp 215-16]
An indenture was made in Chester County, SC on 1-4-1779 between
Robert Duke and John Leonard, both of Chester County for the
sum of 100 pounds of lawful money of SC for 300 acres on Fishing Creek
and Catawba River adjoining Thomas Steel['s] line, Arthur Hicklin, Jr.
and Robert Landrun. [a lease and release made two days later said Robert
Swann]. Instrument was witnessed by Jno. Duke and Alexander McNeil.
[Deed Book, p. 520 , Chester Co., SC]
On 2-22-1790, John Leonard of Richmond Co., GA made an indenture
with Wm McDonald of Chester Co., SC for 300 acres of land on Fishing
Creek adjacent on NE by Thomas Steel, and Arthur Hicklin's land, SE
by BENJAMIN COOK, SW by ROBERT DUKE. Originally granted to ROBERT
DUKE on 6-23-1774. [Deed Record, p. 525, Chester County, SC]
MICAJAH CRENSHAW was granted land in SC in 1786 on a branch
of Rocky Creek, a prong of Cedar Creek on the NE side of the CATAWBA
River, bounded on the NE by John Simpson and on the SE by Jesse TILMAN
and the Widow DUKE's land. [SC Grant Book 30, p. 61].
I believe that the BENJAMIN COOK and the MICAJAH CRENSHAW
relationship with Robert Duke in NC and SC certainly identifies
Robert Duke of Lancaster as having a strong personal tie with Priscilla
Crenshaw. I believe that she was his wife. Also the Will of Joseph Crenshaw
found in Lunenberg County, VA in 1758 named the following heirs: Gideon
Crenshaw, Joseph Crenshaw, Jr., MICAJAH CRENSHAW, Thomas Crenshaw, PRISCILLA
DUKE, MARY COOK, Hannah BARKMAN, and Wm. Crenshaw.
"page 254: Mary Duke of Kershaw Dist., Agnes McKee, Anderson
Houze and his wife, to Solomon Williams of Lancaster Dist., planter
100 acres on branches of Cedar Creek adj. Henry Hudson, granted to
James McKee in 1773...1 March 1806. Wit: Wm. Moore, John Davidson,,
Burrel Clanton. Signed: Mary Duke (/), Agness McKee, Anderson
Houze, Elizabeth House (LS). Proved by Wm
moore 9 Feb. 1810." [Book G, p. 254, Lancaster County,
"Will of Benjamin Peary
Posted by Virginia Ewing <email@example.com>
on Mon, 04 Jan 1999, Surname: Alexander, Benson, Burge, Duke, Peay,
Peary, Perry, Roades, Rodes, Simpson
Camden District, SC Wills and Administrations 1781-1787 [1770-1796]
by Brent H. Holcomb and Elmer O. Parker, Apt. 56 package 1858 two wills
included in package,[I am including both wills in this posting. There
were several slaves and it was noted they were named but the names were
not extracted. I am hoping to find microfilm of the original wills and
add the name of the slaves at a later date. ve]
BENJAMIN PEARY of South Caroline
23 March 1779
Wife: MARY to have Negroes, after her death to go to:
Youngest daughters: WINEFORD and ELIZABETH
ZACOCK PEARY, Negro and 300 acres
RIGDON PEARY to have 300 acres
BENJAMIN PEARY, Negro, Robert and 300 acres
all to share Negro, VENUE, when he is 21.
SARAH PEARY, Negro and a horse at age 15
MARY PEARY a horse at age 15
WINEFORD PEARY a horse at age 15
ELIZABETH PEARY a horse at age 15
wit: by Jeremiah BURGE, John Rains BURGE and George PEAY?
[could this be a typo and the name be Peary?]
second will of
BENJAMIN PERRY of South Carolina
8 Oct 1789
wife: SARAH PERRY, negro Peter,
ZADOCK PERRY, tract he lives, bought from WILLIAM SIMPSON,
to Lick Creek.
BENJAMIN PERRY, reminder of tract bought from Simpson, and
MARY COLE 2 Negroes
SARAH PERRY 3 Negroes
wit: JAMES PERRY, ELIZABETH BENSON, ESTHER DUKE
cert. by. Elir. ALEXANDER, clerk of Lancaster co. court.
no date for proving either will."
Barnwell Co., SC Deeds
to Esther Benson book 3, page 238, 8/14/1804, recorded 9/18/1804, 2 slaves, L&A
John Duke to L. Young, book B, page 235,
5/11/1802, recorded 9/2/1802,
100 acres, Toby Creek
Lurany Duke to John Hart, book O, page
453, 2/17/1824, recorded 5/31/1824,
slave named Mary, L&A
Lurany Duke to B. A. Hart, book AA, page
203, 1/13/1843, recorded 2/6/1843,
real & personal property, L&A
Edward C. Duke to Allen Hart, book BB page
140, no date, recorded 3/3/1845,
bill of sale
Alexander Templeton to Peter Young, book
G, page 95, 3/4/1813, recorded
3/15/1813, 686 acres, Toby Creek
John Hart to Laurence Duke, book T, page
345, 10/15/1833. recorded 9/3/1834,
77 acres on Dry Branch
"Duke, Harriet -- 17 yrs. Prays apt. of her father,
Samuel Duke, as Gdn. Richland Eq. 77 Files 24 Feb. 1817. Duke, James
-m- Judith Wilson -- dau. of James Wilson (see Wilson Card) Richland
Eq. 156 1820. "Duke, John -m- Elizabeth Turner -- see card James
Turner, Dec'd. Richland Eq. 40 Richland Bills -- Original Deed 40 John
Duke from James Turner: 300 acres on 25 mile creek, bd. by Elijah
Jones, George Watts, and Meredith Taylor. also 500 acres on Bear creek,
sd. Dist. Bd. by Thomas Trap, Anak Gel (?) and Campbell's. 16 Oct. 1808
(Cancelled by Court Order. Also: See card James and Margaret Martin and
Moses Duke; Duke, Samuel -- Apt'd Gdn of his dau. Harriet
Duke - age 17. Eq. Roll 77 1817." Martin, James -w- Margaret, late
Margaret Turner; James Gladney -w- Ann, late Ann Turner, William Turner,
John Turner -vs- John Duke -- Pltf's are daughters and sons of James Turner,
dec'd. John Duke, def't, also -m- Elizabeth, dau. of James Turner.
Ref: Richland County, South Carolina Equity Court Petitions, pages
[My note: Meredith Taylor m. Anna Duke, dau. of Robert Duke
whose will is found in Kershaw Co., SC]
"Attainders & Confiscations Camden District, Col. John
Marshall's Regiment Capt. Jesse Tillman's Company Robt. Duke"
Ref: The Carolina Genealogist. [I failed to write
volume and page. no.]
"Page 68. John Watson. Will, May 20, 1807 -- August 8,
1807. Wit.: Jno. McLemore, MARTHA DUKE, Charles Ellis. Trustees:
Jno. J. Chappell, Laban Chappell, HICKS CHAPPELL. Sister: Effy Watson."
Ref: History of Richland County, p. 248. Will Book E.
[My Note: Hicks Chappell is mentioned in the Rev. War
Pension Application for Meredith Taylor who had married Anna Duke,
dau. of Robert Duke whose will was probated to record in Kershaw
"Page 214. Judith Dougherty. Inventory by John Thornton,
Johnson Elkins, AARON DUKE, October 30, 1810. Judah Barrett
and Lemuel Perry, adm. Wm Payne and SAMUEL DUKE (married her
daughter). Samuel Dougherty was a son." Ref: History of Richland County,
p. 254. Will Book E.
"Page 190. Sarah Goodwyn (daughter of James Taylor, widow
of Major John Goodwyn). Will, signed at Rice Creek Springs, July 26,
1821 -- September 24, 1831. Wit.: John Taylor, MOSES DUKE,
John C. Taylor. Ex.: Sons, James T., Robert H., Thos. J. Dau.: Adella
F. Goodwyn, Sarah Epps, m. Dr. William W. Adams; Martha T., m. Benj.
R. Waring. 'Unborn Child' of John Goodwyn's will was Edward F. Grandson,
Charles Frederick Goodwyn. Sons: James T., Robert H., Thomas Jefferson,
William A., Albert G., Edward F." Ref: History of Richland County,
p. 272. Will Book E.
"Page 203. John Wyche. Inventory of property near Columbia
by J. Faust, J. Stuart, M. C. Shaffer; of his property on Twenty-five
mile Creek by Wm. Hogan, Eli Elkin, MOSES DUKE, October 26,
1821." Ref: History of Richland County, p. 273. Will Book E.
"Page 348. Robert Hendrick. Estate settled February 7, 1829.
Heirs and representatives: CHARLES O. DUKE, Robert Stanley
(minor), Martha Stanley (minor), Robert Grey, David Grey." Ref: History
of Richland County, p. 292. Will Book E.
"PERRY, JACOB Apt 56 Pck 1961
Will of Jacob Perry of Craven County; my lawful wife Judith
Perry, plantation where I now live; at her death to youngest son Lewis
Perry, to daughter Patience Perry; to daughter Ruth Watts; to daughter
Mary Wilson; to grandchild Sarah Watts; to son Jesse Perry; ROBERT
DUKE and Lamuel Perry, my son. Exrs...Jacob Perry (Seal), Wit: George
Watts, Henry Neal (E). Prvo. 5 June 1784 by Geo. Watts." Ref: p. 49 of
Extracts of Wills I failed to write the name of the book down.
In 1783 William Dukes
was listed as a grand juror in Camden District, SC. (Warren, Mary Bondurant, Ed. 1977. South
Carolina Jury Lists, 1718 Through 1783.
Danielsville GA: Heritage Papers. Page 50.)
bought 50 acres from Ashbourn Sims "on the west side of the road leading from Camden to F. Joyner's."
Deed dated 25 July, 1797. (Deed Book
C & E, page 214. Lancaster County, South Carolina.) [The Joyners
earlier were in Southampton Co
Va in the area that became Greensville -- some of them made it to Orangburg]
deceased by 19 Mar 1810, Lancaster County, SC, wife Nancy Cauthen, daughter of William Cauthen, R.S.,
apparently deceased. Heirs James Cothan
and Sherod Sims. G-252. (Deed Book G, p. 91. Lancaster County, South
Adam Duke was granted 100 acres on south side of the
Broad River in Craven County, SC on 8-31-1774. He m. Elizabeth Raglan,
dau. of John Raglan. Her sister, Mary Raglan, m. William Sizemore.
Henry and Lettice Duke purchased the inherited Raglan property of
200 acres on the Beaver Pond branch of the Wateree River from Adam
and Elizabeth Duke and William and Mary Sizemore on 4-24-1775.
Upon request of Mary Sizemore, Alexander Ottrey and Henry
Dukes were appointed by the Georgia Executive Council on 5-9-1780
to take charge of the property of William Sizemore who had departed
and joined the British Troops. Capt. Henry Duke was captured
and hung by the British on 9-18-1780 after an unsuccessful attack against
William Sizemore was deceased by 5-1-1784 when an inventory
of his estate was taken in Wilkes County, GA by Abner Legett, Wm. Duke,
and Tolar [Taylor] Duke.
TYPE:DEED DATE:12 17, 1788 NAME:BALLARD, THOMAS, PLACE:Lancaster
Co., SC ABSTRACT:William Johnson of Lancaster Co. to John Stover of
same for 4,000 wt of inspected Tobacco.... 100 ac. on Beaver Creek where
sd John Stover now lives WITNESS:Sworn 24 Sep 1791, Thomas Ballard, J.P.
SOURCE:Brent H. Holcolmb, LANCASTER CO., SC DEED ABST. 1787-1811
TYPE:DEED DATE:2 28, 1788, NAME:BALLARD, THOMAS, PLACE:Lancaster
Co., SC ABSTRACT:Bk A-22 Joseph Kirkland of Fairfield Co. to Sherrod
Sims of Lancaster Co. £60 Stlg .... land on Beaver Creek in Lancaster
Co., WITNESS:Wit: Thomas Ballard
SOURCE:Brent H. Holcolmb, LANCASTER CO., SC DEED ABST.
TYPE:DEED DATE:12 06, 1788, NAME:BALLARD, THOMAS, PLACE:Lancaster
Co., SC, ABSTRACT:Bk C&E-122 James Brownlow & John Brownlow
to Thomas Ballard for £80 Stlg 300 ac on waters of Beaver Creek adjoining
David Russel, sd Ballard, McMahon, John Brown SOURCE:Brent H. Holcolmb,
LANCASTER CO., SC DEED ABST. 1787-1811
TYPE:MORTGAGE DATE:12 02, 1789, NAME:BALLARD, THOMAS, PLACE:Lancaster
Co., SC, ABSTRACT:Bk B-134-135 Thomas Ballard of Camden Dist., Planter,
by bond bearing same day for payment of £125 ...to Douglas Starke, John
Blanton, Willis Whitaker.... mortgage of negroes (names and ages given)
2 Dec 1789. Thomas Ballard (LS) Prov. by Zach Cantey 7 Apr 1790 SOURCE:Brent
H. Holcolmb, LANCASTER CO., SC DEED ABST. 1787-1811
TYPE:DEED DATE:04 19, 1790, NAME:BALLARD, THOMAS, PLACE:Lancaster
Co., SC, ABSTRACT:Bk C&E-122 Thomas Ballard of Lancaster to John
Grahm of same for £20 203 1/2 ac. a part of a tract originally surveyed
for Thos. Ballard on Beaver Creek SOURCE:Brent H. Holcolmb, LANCASTER
CO., SC DEED ABST. 1787-1811
"Barnwell County, SC Bundle Pck, Elizabeth Burnley
Duke 13 9-1/2 Keziah Burnley Duke" I also found this. I did
not record where I got it.
SC, p. 44 "Elizabeth Duke - sister of John Burnley of Virginia. Will
at Barnwell, SC. Will made in London, 1778. Keziah Duke another
sister. Ann littlepage - wife of Thos. L. - another sister."
I found the reference on Peter Crim. A letter from Paul Demere
to Gov. Lyttel dated 17 Feb. 1758 mentions Peter Crim being appointed
to provide Fort Loudon [now in TN] with Cattle and his failing to do so.
I suspect that this is Peter Crim, Sr. not the Peter Crim, Jr. that was
Robert Duke's son-in-law. I suspect this due to the early date
of the letter.
"Meeting of Tuesday A.M. 2 May 1749 Pages 324-325: The petition
of Benjamin Duke setting forth that the Petitioner was desirous
to be a settler on the Wateree River on the North side thereof, that
he had a Wife and three Children and never had any Land granted to him,
prayed to run out to him two hundred and fifty acres of Land on the North
side of the Wateree River and that he might have a Grant for the same.
The Prayer of his Petition was granted." Ref: Petitions For Land From
South Carolina Council Journals, p. 41
"Meeting of Tuesday A.M. 1 November 1757, Pages 75-76: the
following Petitions for Land, Certifying of Platts and prolonging of
Warrants were presented to his Excellency the Governor, and read...Viz't
Joseph Dukes 200 on Edistoe River or waters thereof" Ref: "Petitions
For Land From South Carolina Council Journals, p. 15
Wyld is shown as living next to John Dukes in Plat book 5, Barnwell SC,
# 319, dated June 24, 1801.
Lancaster County, SC Book B., p 71: Benjamin
Duke and Wife Mary. 250 acres in Craven County on N. side of Wateree
River. Granted 15 May 1751. Book NN folio 24.
Duke Wyld and Lewis Johnson were shown as Tenants in Common in a plat
dated Sep. 13, 1794 showing 118 acres on the Three Runs, Savannah River.
was a Cleveland Wyld living next to Harriet Dukes on the big
Salketcher River on Toby's Creek on Mar 10, 1796. Plat book 5, # 162.
question is, how does Cleavors Duke Wyld tie into the Cleavors Duke
family who lived in Louisa County, VA? Can you help?
"Wm. Winn, D. S. Memorial exhibited by Adam Duke to be
registered in the auditor's office...100 acres in Craven County, on the
south side of the Broad River. Bounding to the northeast on Daniel John
Johnston's; southeast on Joseph Hogg's and Peter Colling's; southwest on
Issac Horsey's and John Mattiseur's land. Survey certified the 25th April
1773; granted 31st August 1774 to Memorialist. Quit rent 3/ Sterling
or 4/ Proclamation money per 100 acres, commencing 2 years from date.
In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand the 15th of July 1775.
Delievered 17th July 1775 for Memorialist to John Armstrong." Land Memorials for
South Carolina, XIII, p. 324
A-5. 236-242: Lease and release. 1 & 2 May 1776. Aaron Loocock
of Charlestown, merchant, and Mary his wife, to Archibald Brown of same
town, merchant, for £7000 SC money, 200 acres in Craven County on a branch
of Wateree called the Beaver Pond granted ___ Apr 1751 to John Raglan and
said John Raglan having departed this life intestate, the tract descended
to Mary the wife of William Sizemore and Elizabeth the wife of Adam
Duke, coheiresses of the said John Raglan deceased, and Henry Duke
having purchased all the right and title of them the said William Sizemore
and Mary his wife and Adam Duke and Elizabeth his wife, as appears
by lease and release 24 & 25 Apr 1775, the said Henry Duke and Lettice
his wife conveyed the said 200 acres to Aaron Loocock, 24 & 25 July
1775. Aaron Loocock (LS), Mary Loocock (LS), Wit: Andrew Lord, John Lord.
Proved 29 Oct 1776 before John Troup, J.P. in Charlestown District, by
the oath of Andrew Lord. Recorded 22 Nov, 1776. South Carolina
Deed Abstracts 1776-1783, p. 66
E-5, 74-77. The above deed was re-recorded on 26 Sep, 1781. Proved
by the oath of William Greenwood who attested to the handwriting of Andrew
Lord. Ibid, p. 167
Henry Duke received in 1755, 150 acres on Mudlick Creek of
Saludy River adjacent vacant lands. Surveyed for John Stewart and certified
for said Duke. Page 242, Volume 9, South Carolina
Henry Duke received in 1765, 50 acres on Broad River surveyed
for George Hoopau and certified for said Duke; adjacent Geo. Sinclair
and George Hoopau. Page 482, Volume 14, South Carolina
Henry Duke received on 10 May 1768, a Royal South Carolina
Grant of 200 acres on Red Branch Creek of Saluda River in Colleton County
adjacent vacant lands. Page 416, Volume 16, Royal Land
Grants [Note: This tract is in present Saluda
County of old Edgefield County]
Henry Duke received on 13 May, 1768, a Royal South Carolina
Grant of 150 acres on Mudlick Creek of Savannah [Saluda?] River adjacent
vacant lands. Page 435, Volume 16, Royal Land
Henry Duke owned 50 acres in Craven County on West side of Broad
River adjacent Henry Funderburg and vacant land. Page 48, Volume 14,
South Carolina Pre-Revolutionary Plats [Beaver Creek cuts
through this plat. Beaver Creek was where John Taylor Duke and Edmund
Duke received land grants].
Henry Duke received on 2 May, 1770, 50 acres on Mudlick Branch
adjacent Wm. Thomson, Benjamin Moore, and self. Page 419, Volume 19,
Royal Land Grants
Tolar (Taylor) Duke witnessed the sale by Henry Duke of Craven
County to Amos Richardson of the 200 acres on Red Bank Creek of the Saluda
River in Colleton County in 1771. Pages 81-3, Deed
Records, Craven County, South Carolina
In a suit brought by John Stone on 11 May 1799 against Margaret
Godfrey who was a widow of John Godfried, a tract of 50 acres granted
Henry Duke was auctioned by sheriff Wm. Durphey and high bidder
was John Stone. Ref: Pages 202-3, Deed Book C,
Fairfield County, South Carolina
April 13, 1793. Stephen Duke and Mary Duke his wife to Reuben
Roberts. Indenture. £20 sterling. "...a certain piece or parcel of
land...lying...on the waters of Beaver Creek...25 acres...being part of
a tract granted to Thomas Gougher January 2, 1769..." Stephen Duke (LS)
Mary (X) Duke (LS) Wit: Alexander Carruth, Hugh Brown. Mary Duke relinquished
right of dower. Mary (X) Duke. Kershaw County,
SC Deed Record, Book D, p. 175
Aug. 7, 1793. Kershaw County, SC. William Twaddell & Elizabeth
Twadell his wife & George Perry and Agnes Perry his wife to Stephen
Duke of Kershaw County. £65 sterling...a certain tract...or parcel
of land situate being and lying in county and state aforesaid on the waters
of the Beaver Creek containing one hundred acres be the same more or
less being part of a tract of two hundred and fifty acres granted to
Alexander Tome on the Bounty the fourth day of October Anno Dom 1768...aforesaid
one hundred acres of land was subdivided off the southwest side of the aforesaid
two hundred and fifty acres of land...was conveyed by the aforesaid Alexander
Tome to John Perry by Lease and Release the 26th of June 1775 and was willed
at the decease of John Perry to Elizabeth Perry his wife now Elizabeth
Twaddell.... William Twaddell (LS) Elizabeth Twaddell George Perry (LS)
Agnes (X) Perry (LS). Wit: Alex Carouth, Geo. Knox, Reuben (X) Roberts
Kershaw County, SC Deed Record,
Book B, p. 465
Nov 9, 1799. Kershaw County, SC. Jesse Giles to Stephen Duke.
£10. Indenture. 124 acres. East course part of a 500 tract granted
to Jesse Giles on February 19, 1791. Jesse Giles (LS). Wit: William
Russel, Thomas Archer, William McCorchle. Kershaw County,
SC Deed Record, Book C, p. 21
1790 Census of South Carolina:
John Dukes Orangeburg South 2 m. 16+
- - -
Jno. Dukes (Estate) Lancaster - -
- 7 slaves
Joseph Dukes Clarendon 1 m. 16+ 2 m.
16 2 f. -
Major Dukes 96 Dist. 1 m. 16+ -
8 f. -
Michael Dukes Orangeburg North 1 m. 16+
3 m. 16 4 f. 3 slaves
Moses Duke Fairfield 3 m. 16+ 1
m. 16 3 f. 3 slaves
Moses Dukes Lancaster 2 m. 16+ 3 m.
16 1 f. -
Robert Duke Fairfield 1 m. 16+
1 m. 16 2 f. -
Robert Duke Richland 1 m. 16+ 2 m.
16 3 f. -
Samuel Duke Fairfield 1 m. 16+
4 m. 16 6 f. -
Stephen Dukes Lancaster 1 m. 16+ 4 m. 16
2 f. -
Thomas Duke Fairfield 1 m. 16+
5 m. 16 3 f. 1 slave
Thomas Dukes Orangeburg North 1 m. 16+ 1 m.
16 5 f. -
"Historical Collections of Joseph Habersham Chapter, DAR", Vol.
II, p. 429:
"Alice Cloud, dau. of Franklin Cloud and Sarah Hogan, married
Charles Duke." Franklin Cloud was son of William Cloud and Alice
Harden of Fairfield County, SC."
Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766 Abstracts
of Wills & Estates, 1849-1795 by Holcomb, p. 303:
23 July 1759. Phillip Herndon of Anson, carpenter, to Nicholas White
of same, for £15 proc. money?320 A, ½ of 640 A granted to James Baber &
conveyed to Herndon, on SW side Pee Dee, granted 22 May 1741?Phillip Herndon
(Seal), Wit: Heza. Russ, Robt. Abraham, Wm. Dukes. [Note:
Until September 24, 1764, the southern boundary between NC and SC was
indeterminate and numerous grants in SC were awarded in NC.]
Fairfield Co., SC Probate Records, File 2, Package 70, Estate papers
of Thomas Dukes.
"We do further agree to idemnify, warrant and defend the said Samuel
Duke Execut against any demand that may be made against our Father's
property equally in the property that we have received. Jeremiah Duke,
Robert Duke. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of John
Thornton. Elias Phillips" [Note: In the Estate papers of Thomas Duke,
Samuel Duke is acting as Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Dukes dec'd,
in behalf of Thomas' wife. Mary Dukes had previously qualified as Admx.
of the Estate. Thomas Duke died before the 10 April, 1793 as Mary was qualified
as Executrix on that date.]
Charleston, SC Deed Book E-3, p. 1:
23 & 24 Sept. 1753. Lease and Release. William Harrison, carpenter
& Ann (Nancy) (her mark) his wife, to John Dukes, carpenter,
both of Craven County for 60 pounds currency, 150 acres in Craven County
on N. side Wateree River, other sides on vacant land; as granted Harrison
by Gov. James Glen on 6 Mar. 1749. Wit: Richard Kirkland, Robert (his mark)
Humphris, Joseph Kirkland. Before James McGirt, J.P. Recorded 9, Sept.
1765 by Fenwicke Bull, Register.
Charleston, SC. Deed Book H-3, p. 48:
27 August, 1767. Lease and Release. Anthony Gillmore to Robert Harrison,
mariner, both of Charleston, for 40 pounds currency, 150 acres in St.
Marks Parish, Craven County, bounding SE on Lewis Buckingham & vacant
land; SW on Santee River; other sides on vacant land; also 50 acres in
Craven County on NE side Wateree River, bounding SE on Benjamin Dukes,
other sides on vacant land. Wit: M. Lucullus Ryall, John Nevin. Before
Fenwicke Bull, J. P. and P. Register.
Charleston, SC Will Book TT, p. 77:
July 25, 1769. Will of William Harrison, Wateree River, Craven County.
Legatees: Wife Ann, plantation where I now live during her widowhood.
Eldest son James, land next his sister Mary; Reubben and Willeba, land
called The Mount. Daughters: Eldest Mary, plantation where she now lives;
Sarah, land next John Dukes, Patience, land where my wife now lives.
Exors: wife, son James, John Armstrong. Wit: John Armstrong, Thomas
Davis, Mary McKiney.
Charleston, SC Will Book TT, p. 79:
December 16, 1773. Will of William Harrison, Wateree River, Craven County.
Legatees: wife, plantation where I now live. Sons: James, land next
John McKenney; Willibee, quarter plantation, Reuben, land on Morrice's
Creek. Daughters: Mary McKenny, plantation where she now lives; Sarah
Davis, plantation where she now lives; Patience, plantation next Cager
Pickets, land next John Dukes. Mentions children under age. Executors
not named. Wit: Jeduthem gibson
Charleston, SC Deed Book W-4, pp 313-15:
1 & 2 February, 1770. Lease and Release. Robert Harrison of Charlestown,
Berkley County, SC to Benjamin Farar of St. Mathews Parish for 750 pounds
SC money, 150 acres in St. Mark's Parish adj. Luis Buckingham on Santee
River originally granted to John Cameron 21 June 1765 also a tract of 50
acres on northeast side of Wateree River in Craven County adj. Benjamin
Dukes originally granted to James Lynah 4 June 1759. Robert Harison
(LS) Wit: Andw Broughton Sener, Andrew Broughton. Proved in Berkley County
by the oath of Andw. Broughton Senr 15 March 1770 before Wm. Thomson. Recorded
26 March 1778.
Charleston, SC Deed Book C-3, p. 435:
October 2, 1764. Lease and Release. Alexander Kilpatrick (son &
heir of Alexander Kilpatrick) & Judith his wife to William Scott, gentleman,
of Beaver Creek. £250 currency. 60 acres in Berkeley County?bounding
N on John Hentie & vacant land; E on Richard Lambton; S on Richard Lambton
& vacant land; W on vacant land & John Hentie?as granted November
30, 1736 by Lt. Gov. Thomas Broughton to John Cockran?who by Lease and
Release dated 25 & 26 November 1737 to Alexander Kilpatrick. Wit:
Elizabeth (X) Duke, John (X) Kilpatrick. Sworn before Thomas Fletchall,
J.P. Recorded December 17, 1764 by Fenwicke Bull, Register.
Edgefield, SC Deed Book 2, pp. 95-77:
January 1, 1788. John Arledge & Ann, his wife of Edgefield county,
SC to Samuel Jenkins. £30. 100 acres on Turkey Creek, a branch of Stevens
creek?waters of Savannah river?the lower side on Turkey creek & running
S.E. so as to include the spot whereon the Old Houses stood which John
Dukes once lived?on little or Puckett creek adjacent Robert Burton;
land called Miller?s old place, said to run by John Dooly. John (X) Arledge
(LS). Wit: Arthur Simkins, John Simkins, Nancy Simkins.
Edgefield County, SC Deed Book 12, pp. 89-90:
Mar 2, 1795. David Burns, Senr. Of Laurence Co., SC to Garland Good.
£40. 250 acres situated on head of Ninety Six creek adjacent Marconess
Good, Jane Brownlee, Robert Duke. David (D) Burns (LS). Wit:
Thomas Wadsworth, James Young, who swore by oath Mar 9, 1795 before Thos.
Wadsworth, J.S.C.. Recorded March 12, 1795.
South Carolina Jury Lists, 1718-1783, p. 50:
1783 Benjamin Duke Georgetown
1783 William Duke Georgetown
1751 William Dukes Christ Church
1757 William Dukes St. Phillips or St. Michaels
1757 William Dukes James Island
1783 William Dukes St. Phillips or St. Michaels
Deed Book B, Lancaster County, SC, p. 71:
May 9, 1778. John Chesnut of Camden, merchant to James Perry of Camden
District. Lease s10, Release £1000. 250 acres in Craven County on North
side Wateree river adjacent Wateree river, granted May 15 1751, recorded
in Book NN, folio 24, granted to Benjamine Duke, and by Benjamine
Duke & wife Mary sold to Robert Humphreys, and sold by Nehemiah Joiner
Junr to said Chesnut?John Chesnut (LS). Wit: Wm. Kirkland, Wm. Harrison,
Sion Cotes. Proved by William Kirkland April 22, 1789.
Lancaster County, SC Deed Book G, pp. 76-77:
March 19, 1807. Samuel Cranshaw of Jackson County, Georgia, planter
to Henry Horton of Lancaster District., planter. $200. ?land on waters
of Dry Creek adjacent Wm. McGarrak, James Rogers, David Nelson, Robt Dukes,
granted to Frances Boykin, June 5, 1786. Samuel Cranshaw (LS) Wit: George
Hicklin, William Stevens. Proved by both witnesses March 19, 1807 before
Wm. Currey, J.P.
Lancaster County, SC Deed Book G, pp. 175-76:
January 13, 1809. Thomas Cauthran of Lancaster District to William Cauthran
Sr. $600. ?personable property, cattle and furniture. Thomas Cauthen
(LS) Wit: Zach Ellis, William Duke. Proved by Zach Ellis February
Lancaster County, SC Deed Book G, pp. 192-93:
Lancaster County, SC Deed Book
September 6, 1808. Mary Bredin, Joseph Bredin and Jesse Vanwincle
of Lancaster District to George Hays. $1881.45. 289 acres in Lancaster
district?on both sides Ceder creek and Rockey creek on northeast side
Catabaw River, plat made out by Adam McWillie dec?d. Plat included. Mary
(X) Bredin (LS) Joseph Bredin (LS) Jesse Vanwinkle (LS) Plat at the
desire of Mary Bredin executrix of James Bredin decd?part of two tracts
the one granted to Robert Duke June 3, 1765 for 150 and one to
James Bredin September 4 _____ for 250 acres adjacent George Hays, Andrew
McElwain, Jesse Vanwinkle, Robert Bell, the Catawba Co. Wit: William
Currey, Charles Hays, Mary Hayes. Proved by William Curry November 8, 1808.
Lancaster County, SC Deed Book G, p. 252:
March 19, 1810. Jonathan Thompson of Butler County, Ohio to John Stevens
of Lancaster District. 207 acres on both sides Persimmon branch of Cedar
creek adjacent Sherod Sims Senr, James Cothran, heirs of William Duke
decd, William Cothan Senr, Archibald Hood and the lands whereon Peter Twitty
now lives. Jonathan Thompson (LS) No witnesses. Acknowledged before
Wm. Curry, J. Q.
Lancaster County Wills, Apt. 56, Pck 1961.:
Proved June 5, 1784. Will of Jacob Perry of Craven County. Devises
to my Lawfull married wife Judith Perry plantation where I now live; at
her death to youngest son Lewis Perry?daughter Patience Perry?daughter Ruth
Watts?Mary Wilson?grandchild Sarah Watts?son Jesse Perry. Names Executors:
Robert Duke, Lamuel Perry my son. Jacob Perry (LS) Wit: George Watts,
Henry Neal. Proved June 5, 1784 by George Watts.
Lancaster County Wills, Apt. 56, Pck 1958:
October 8, 1789. Will of Benjamin Perry. [2nd of two in file] Wife
Sarah, negroes?son Zadoc all that tract he lives on up the river as far
as Lick creek that I bought of William Simpson?to son Benjamin Perry remainder
of tract I bought of William Simpson and three negroes?daughter Mary Cotes
two negroes?daughter Sarah Perry three negroes?for Alice Roades my granddaughter?son
Zadock and Benjamin my new survey. Benjamin Perry (LS) Wit: James Perry,
Elizabeth Benson, Esther Duke. A true copy certified by Elir. Alexander,
Clerk of Lancaster County Court. [The first will devises to wife Mary,
two youngest daughters Wineford and Elizabeth, son Rigdon, grandchildren,
Peary, Alcey and Henry Rodes in addition to heirs mentioned in 2nd will.
First will witnessed by Jeremiah Burge, John Rains Burge, George Peay.]
Index to Wills of Charleston County, SC, 1671-1868, pp. 52-53:
Nicholas Duke Vol 3 (1731-1733) Page 47
Babara Duke Vol 16 (1774-1779) Page 186
Joan Dukes Vol 14 (1771-1774) Page 139
Early Duke(s) In The South Carolina Lowcountry And Their Relatives:
An Informal Summary Of Information. Lynn S. Teague. September 23, 1997:
"Nicholas Dukes was buried at St. Phillips Parish, August
13, 1732. In 1733 the will of Nicholas Duke, mariner of the Royal Navy
serving under Captain Lloyd, was probated in Charleston. Captain James
Lloyd took over the command of the Happy, a gun ship of the Royal Navy
that was assigned to the Carolina Station, "surveying," from 29 Nov 1728
through 12 May 1735. The original captain was William Douglas. Nicholas
Duke's beneficiary was James "Lawrense." A witness was John Lawrens.
Both names were probably "Laurens."
Early Duke(s) In The South Carolina Lowcountry And Their Relatives:
An Informal Summary Of Information. Lynn S. Teague. September 23, 1997:
"Will of Barbara Duke:
I do desire that the tract of land whereon I now dwell which is a tract
of one Hundred Acres with the houses and other Appurtinances thereunto belonging
may be sold at Public Sale within nine Months after my Decease, and the
Money Arising from the Said Sale to be equally Divided amongst the following
persons, Paul Johnston, Jonathon Johnston Elizabeth Lemons, Rebecca Dukes
and Susanna Dukes Item I do desire that all the Horses and Hoggs
belonging to Me may Also be sold at Public Sale, except two Sows the one
for Rebecah the other for Susanna Dukes and the Money arising therefrom to
be equally divided amongst the forementioned Persons:
Item I do give and bequeath to Jonathan Johnston one Iron Pot and one
Note of Hand due from William Pendarvis of Sixty Pounds Currency.
Item I do given the Bequeath unto my Daughters Rebecah and Susanna
Dukes, some Oxnaburgs that I have sent for to Charleston by Mr. Landal
to the value of eight Pounds, one Bed, three new blankets, one bed quilt,
one Spinning Wheel and all my Cotton Caps and Handkerchiefs.
Item I do give and bequeath to the said Paul Johnston all the Debts
that remain due to me.
Item, I do give and bequeath to my Daughters Margaret Johnstone, Nancy
Johnston and Elizabeth Lemons all the remainder of my Wearing Apparel
I do give and Bequeath to Elizabeth Lemons one Straw Bed and the remainder
of the blankets.
Item I do desire that all the rest of the Goods and Chattles should
be sold at Publick sale and the Money arising therefrom to be divided equally
amongst Paul Johnston, Jonathon Johnston, Elizabeth Lemons, Rebecah and
Item I do constitute and apppoint Paul Johnston to be my Sole Executor
to do and Execute this my last Will & Testament. Barbara Dukes."
Early Duke(s) In The South Carolina Lowcountry And Their Relatives:
An Informal Summary Of Information. Lynn S. Teague. September 23, 1997:
"Joan Duke's will was probated in 1771. In her will Joan
Dukes leaves her plantation and slaves to be administered in trust for
her minor son John (probably named for her father, John Watkins), and also
leaves a bequest for her niece, Mary Cammell, a minor. She lists two surviving
sisters, Catherine Watkins and Anne Fowler, who first married James Cammell
and second Jonathon Fowler. Executors for her estate were Jonathon Fowler,
her brother-in-law, and Cato Ash. Witnesses were Samuel Maverick, Ann Davis,
and Jacob Read."