The source of George Alexander DukesŐ name may be an associate of the family of his mother, Barbara Forster. An Alexander family held land immediately below New Windsor Township on the Savannah River, on Three Runs Creek.
George Dukes enlisted in the Third Regiment on 20 July 1777. This is the same regiment as that in which Thomas Dukes enlisted. It was commanded by Col. William Thomson. He was among the soldiers of the 3rd South Carolina Regiment stationed at Fort Sullivan and later Fort Moultrie, 20 Jul 1777, but no later reference to him has been found. George Alexander is not mentioned in the will of his mother Barbara Dukes, and he does not appear in subsequent South Carolina records in clearly identifiable form. A search of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History records showed that no land grants are recorded in his name, and his full name is never given as holding property adjacent to others who held land in the area. He does not appear in the federal census of 1790 or later.
He might be this individual:
Series Number: S213190
Description: MATHEWS, WILLIAM, PLAT FOR 152 ACRES ON BOGGY GULLY, GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN BURGESS.
Names Indexed: MATHEWS, WILLIAM/BURGESS, JOHN/DUKES, GEORGE/TAYLOR, RUFFIN/
Locations: GEORGETOWN DISTRICT/CLAPP SWAMP/BOGGY SWAMP
There are several Boggy Swamps. Clapp Swamp is near the boundary of Williamsburg and Clarendon counties, a tributary that enters the Black River at the modern settlement of Mouson, very close to Kingstree. The McClary family is shown below Clapps Swamp on the 1825 Mills Atlas of Williamsburg County.
Nothing more is known of Susannah and Rebecca Dukes.
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 American Revolution Roster, Fort Sullivan (Later Fort Moultrie) 1776-1780, Battle of Fort Sullivan, Events Leading to First Decisive Victory. Charleston: Fort Sullivan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Page 140.