Duck Branches
If you can link your family to any of these branches, or have additional information on a particular branch, please let us know. In some cases, we have family tree files to share.
Alabama Ducks
  • The Duck Family around Alexander City, Jackson Gap area in Alabama. The line descends from Curtis Clifton Duck (b. abt. 1906) to his son Lamar Duck (b. abt. 1923), to his son, Melvin and to Christopher C. Duck. Curtis C. Duck had a brother named Ray. The 1920 Census has Curtis Duck (b. abt. 1906 in AL) and family living in Eagle Creek, Tallapoosa, Alabama. His family includes: Jessie Mae (wife, b. abt. 1909), and sons, Hurckel, (b. abt. 1927) and Lamar (b. abt. 1923). If you know more about this Duck branch, please let us know. This group must be connected to the Roland A.H. Duck family listed below. — Researcher for this branch is Christopher C. Duck.
  • Family of Roland A. H. Duck, born 1805 in SC; died 13 Jun 1889; buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Tallapoosa Co., AL. He married (1) on 5 Oct 1829 in Tallapoosa Co., AL, Mary Anne (Haralson) Duck, born 1802 in , Edgefield Co., SC; died Dec 1848; buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Tallapoosa Co., AL, daughter of Alexander Haralson and Mary Anne (Malone) Haralson; (2) on 5 Oct 1859 in , Tallapoosa Co., AL, Mary (Langley) Duck, daughter of Joel Edwards and Sarah "Sallie" (Tucker) Edwards. — Researcher for this branch is Bartina Peoples.
  • Family of Willie (William?) Duck probably from Baldwin County, AL. Willie was the father of Leslie David Duck, born in Bay Minette (Baldwin Co., AL) in 1914. If you have any information on this line, please let us know. They are possibly descended through the NC Ducks. — Researcher for this branch is Sherman Duck.
  • William & Sarah (Cullifer) Duck family: William Duck born 1779/80 in North Carolina; died 12 Dec 1851 at home, Montgomery Co., Alabama, son of William Duck. He married Sarah Cullifer on Sep 1808 in Putnam Co., Georgia. Sarah (Cullifer) Duck, born before 1787 in Bertie Co., North Carolina, the daughter of Henry o Tyrrell, Co. Cullifer. — Researchers for this branch are Bartina Peoples and Martha Johnson Rice. We will add a family tree for this branch very soon.
  • Arkansas Ducks
  • John J. Duck Family(b. 7 Feb. 1829) came from Tennessee and Kentucky. John J.'s sons were Daniel B. "Bud" Duck and William Gaither Duck. Daniel's son was Jim Duck (age 76 in March 1966) from Newton Co., Arkansas and William Gaither's son was Walter. [This is information comes from correspondence from Jim Duck to my grandfather, Lester G. Duck in the mid 1960s. Dec. 2005: Contact with William Gaither Duck's descendants. If you are a member of this branch, please let us know. — PT]

    See also the Timothy Duck (1756-1808) line from NC, descended from Timothy, through his son Berry, to his son John J. Duck.
  • William Holmes Duck, son of Robert W. and Mary R. Duck of Georgia: Rinda Loman (daughter of George Loman) married William Holmes Duck on October 15, 1899. (Ref: Baxter County Arkansas Marriage Book 'B', (1885 - 1900) at Page # 433. Marriage was performed by Elder H. Hayes and Witnessed by John Washington Loman, Jr. an older brother to the Bride and close friend of the Groom. William had 1 known brother, John H. ( or T.) and a sister Lady M. William and Rinda moved to Ponotoc County Oklahoma sometime around 1912. Rinda's younger sister Ada, according to family records, reportedly married a man by the last name of either Teter or Teeters. — Researcher is John Loman.
  • Roland Alan Whitfield Duck had a son listed in the 1870 census as Maning Duck. He was listed in the 1880 census as M. A. Duck born A 1855, married to a D. D. Duck born A1858. I can't find them in the 1890 or 1900 census, but in the 1910 census, Maning is listed as Manon A. Duck and D. D. is listed as Dora D. Duck. Do you have any idea what Dora D.'s maiden name is? They were living in Lapile Township, Union, Arkansas in 1910. Also, Manon's father is listed as Walter Duck married to an Alto Duck in the 1920 census and 1930 census living in El Dorado, AR. Any idea what Alto's maiden name was? Any help would be greatly appreciated. — Researcher is Keith Mitchell.
  • Georgia Ducks
  • James Lawrence Duck (1813-1884) Family from Georgia and Mississippi (Noxubee and Lauderdale counties). Captain James Lawrence Duck, born in Georgia married 1) Sarah Elizabeth Roberson (1813-1864) and 2) Ann Caroline Thompson (1828 - ). Their children were Emily Ann Duck (b. 1835), John Roberson Duck (b. 1839), William James Duck (1842-1862), Henry Bascom Duck (b. 1844), Mary Elizabeth Duck (b. 1847), Sallie A. Duck (b. 1851), Eugenia Duck (b. 1854) and Ann Eliza Duck (Duckworth) (b. 1868). Ann Eliza Duck married Rufus Bunyan Keasler and at some point changed her name to Duckworth. — Researcher for this branch is Carol Spence. See the bible page for this family as well.
  • Manuel Alexander Duck Family Manuel Alexander Duck married Dora D. Harris on 10 Jan 1873 in , Troup Co., GA (Bk F pg. 325). Dora D. (Harris) Duck, born 22 Jan 1856, daughter of William S. Harris and Catherine E. (Thigpen) Harris.
    Children of Manuel Alexander Duck and Dora D. Harris were as follows:
        i William Rollen Duck, born 12 Oct 1873.
        ii Mary Ann Duck, born 7 Mar 1875.
        iii George Alan Duck, born 23 Dec 1876.
        iv Joel Alexander Duck, born 27 Dec 1878.
    — Researcher for this branch is Bartina Peoples. (Source: Ava Duck Carnes, Arkansas)
  • Mary "Polly" Duck and Jonathan Branan were married July 1811 in Morgan Co. Georgia. Jonathan was born abt 1777 in North Carolina and died March 8, 1851 in Newton Co. GA. Mary was born abt 1788 in NC and died abt 1850 in Newton Co. GA. They had 3 sons: Calvin Brand, James Kenyon, and William Caswell. — Researcher for this branch is JoAnn Pennington.
  • Timothy Duck (1754-1777) Family from North Carolina. This particular line descends as follows: 2) Leroy Duck (1800-1818), 3) William Duck (1826-1864), 4) William Duck (1854-1921), 5) Pearl Duck (1890-1974) who married a Crowe, 6) Arthur Crowe (1920-1975), and 7) Robert Crowe. This branch moved from North Carolina to Georgia in the early 1840's. — Researcher for this branch is Robert Crowe.
  • William & Sarah (Cullifer) Duck family: William Duck born 1779/80 in North Carolina; died 12 Dec 1851 at home, Montgomery Co., Alabama, son of William Duck. He married Sarah Cullifer on Sep 1808 in Putnam Co., Georgia. Sarah (Cullifer) Duck, born before 1787 in Bertie Co., North Carolina, the daughter of Henry o Tyrrell, Co. Cullifer. — Researcher for this branch is Bartina Peoples. We will add a family tree for this branch very soon.
  • William Holmes Duck, son of Robert W. and Mary R. Duck of Georgia: Rinda Loman (daughter of George Loman) married William Holmes Duck on October 15, 1899. (Ref: Baxter County Arkansas Marriage Book 'B', (1885 - 1900) at Page # 433. Marriage was performed by Elder H. Hayes and Witnessed by John Washington Loman, Jr. an older brother to the Bride and close friend of the Groom. William had 1 known brother, John H. ( or T.) and a sister Lady M. William and Rinda moved to Ponotoc County Oklahoma sometime around 1912. Rinda's younger sister Ada, according to family records, reportedly married a man by the last name of either Teter or Teeters. — Researcher is John Loman.
  • Illinois Ducks
  • Josiah Duck Family, Isle of Wight Co., Virgina, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, etc. This is our branch of the Duck family and you can find more information by clicking on the link.
  • George Duck (the elder) Family from Pana, Illinois. George Duck (I) (b. August 1843 in England) and wife Rebecca (b. Feb. 1838 in England) immigrated to the US about 1892/1893. According to the 1900 US Census, Pana, IL, District 15, they had at least one son, William (b. June 1878 in England); George I's brother William (b. April 1837 in England) also appears in this census. Their son William (b. June 1878 in England) appears with his family in the 1920 Pana, IL Census: Wife Martha, age 41, born in Michigan, and sons, George, age 13, born in IL, William, 11, born in IL, and John, 8, born in IL. Later, William's son George, appears in the 1930 census in Pana, IL with his family: Marie, wife, age 24, born in IL. — Researcher for this branch is Beth Ann Duck Miller.
  • Kansas Ducks
  • Josiah Duck Family, Isle of Wight Co., Virgina, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, etc. This is our branch of the Duck family and you can find more information by clicking on the link.
  • Bethel Scott Duck, who was still alive in 1985. Dan Tokar is researching the Scott family and has heard they are related to the Ducks but he does not have any information on Bethel Scott Duck's spouse, family or children. If you have any information, please contact us! — Researcher for this branch is Dan Toka from Arizona.
  • Kentucky Ducks
  • Josiah Duck Family, Isle of Wight Co., Virgina, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, etc. This is our branch of the Duck family and you can find more information by clicking on the link.
  • Louisiana Ducks
  • John Franklin Duck (b. ca. 1862, in Louisiana) married Ida Jane Blackman Williams, and appeared in the 1910 census in Catahoula Parish. Probably the same as the John Franklin appearing with his mother, Lucy, in the 1870 census. Possibly the son of Jeremiah Duck (b. ca. 1820), who may be a son of Ephraim Duck. One of John Franklin's brothers is named Uriah Beasley. Beasley is the maiden name of Ephraim's wife, Lucy. The oldest of Jeremiah's sons is James, there also is a Hiram Chandler, a Charles and an Albert, as well as a sister, Nancy. The 1860 census (pre-John Franklin) finds Jeremiah, 40, and Lucy, 37, with James, Albert, Chandler, Nancy and Charles. Let us know if you can assist with this branch! — Researcher for this branch is Debbie Radford.
  • Michigan Ducks
  • James L. Duck who was a photographer in Sebewaing, Huron County, and Caro, Tuscola County, MI, in the 1870's and 1880's. He is not in any census for Tuscola County. Our county was 150 in 2000 and we are trying to compile brief histories of our early residents. James L. Duck was one of the first photographers here. If you can offer any assistance with this branch, please let us know. — Researcer is Gloria Hall, Mayville, MI.
  • Mississippi Ducks
  • The James Duck family history was published by Mary Duck Pallon and is now out of print, however, you can find some of the information at her website Amite Reunion. See The Duck Report. James Duck was born 19 Feb. 1802 in South Carolina and died 23 Jan. 1873 in Amite Co., Mississippi. He married Mary Peoples on 4 Oct. 1825 in Liberty, Amite Co., Mississippi. She was born 2 Jun. 1801 in South Carolina and died 26 Sept. 1877 in Amite Co., Mississippi.
  • James Lawrence Duck (1813-1884) Family from Georgia and Mississippi (Noxubee and Lauderdale counties). Captain James Lawrence Duck, born in Georgia married 1) Sarah Elizabeth Roberson (1813-1864) and 2) Ann Caroline Thompson (1828 - ). Their children were Emily Ann Duck (b. 1835), John Roberson Duck (b. 1839), William James Duck (1842-1862), Henry Bascom Duck (b. 1844), Mary Elizabeth Duck (b. 1847), Sallie A. Duck (b. 1851), Eugenia Duck (b. 1854) and Ann Eliza Duck (Duckworth) (b. 1868). Ann Eliza Duck married Rufus Bunyan Keasler and at some point changed her name to Duckworth. — Researcher for this branch is Carol Spence. See the bible page for this family as well.
  • North Carolina Ducks
  • John Duck Family from Isle of Wight Co., Virginia and North Carolina, compiled by John J. Duck.
  • "Old John" and Jonathan Duck Family from Decator Co., Tennessee. Jonathan Duck (b. ca. 1787 in Anson Co., North Carolina - d. 1885 in Decator Co., Tennessee) married Bathesheba Woodward (b. 1793 in North Carolina - d. 1872). Jonathon's father is thought to be John Duck from Anson Co., NC. This is the Charles R. Duck family line and a few of his children moved to Texas. [I have some information on this line as my Grandfather corresponded with some of the family in the late 1960s. Some descendants of this line lived in Davis, OK in the 1960s. PT; Bartina Peoples, Don Keeton, Judy Chapman and Linda Duck are also researching this line of the Duck Family. ]
  • Mary "Polly" Duck and Jonathan Branan were married July 1811 in Morgan Co. Georgia. Jonathan was born abt 1777 in North Carolina and died March 8, 1851 in Newton Co. GA. Mary was born abt 1788 in NC and died abt 1850 in Newton Co. GA. They had 3 sons: Calvin Brand, James Kenyon, and William Caswell. — Researcher for this branch JoAnn Pennington.
  • William Duck Family Tree: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia and North Carolina, compiled by John J. Duck. See also Timothy Duck family lines below.
  • Timothy Duck Family: born abt 1756; died 1808 in Johnston Co., North Carolina. He married abt. 1780 Tabitha (Brannan) Duck, born 1760 in Wake, Johnston, North Carolina, daughter of Thomas Brannan. (See also William Duck family tree from Isle of Wight Co., VA and North Carolina; and John J. Duck line from Arkansas.)
    — Mars Hill College, Memorial Library, Mars Hill, NC has Genealogical records of the descendants of the founders of Mars Hill College — Berry Duck (1805-1864).
    — Researchers for this branch are P. Teter, J.J. Duck and Bartina Peoples.
  • Timothy Duck (1754-1777) Family from North Carolina. This particular line descends as follows: 2) Leroy Duck (1800-1818), 3) William Duck (1826-1864), 4) William Duck (1854-1921), 5) Pearl Duck (1890-1974) who married a Crowe, 6) Arthur Crowe (1920-1975), and 7) Robert Crowe. This branch moved from North Carolina to Georgia in the early 1840's. — Researcher for this branch is Robert Crowe.
  • William & Sarah (Cullifer) Duck family: William Duck born 1779/80 in North Carolina; died 12 Dec 1851 at home, Montgomery Co., Alabama, son of William Duck. He married Sarah Cullifer on Sep 1808 in Putnam Co., Georgia. Sarah (Cullifer) Duck, born before 1787 in Bertie Co., North Carolina, the daughter of Henry o Tyrrell, Co. Cullifer. — Researcher for this branch is Bartina Peoples. We will add a family tree for this branch very soon.
  • Ohio Ducks
  • Irma and Wayne Duck from the Ironton, Ohio area. Irma Duck was raised in the Ironton, Ohio area and her father was killed in an accident with a train sometime in the 1900 to 1912 time frame. Soon after her father's death, her mother passed away and Irma and Wayne were adopted by two different families. Wayne Duck lived and died in Canton. Irma Duck was born Oct. 27, 1897 and died in 1979, in Summit County, Ohio. She married George Spikerman. Irma's descendants are trying to find anything on Irma's ancestors but the adoption is making it harder. If you have any information on this branch, please let us know. — Researcher is Tim McCrady.
  • Another Duck family from Ohio is connected to the Ducks who moved to Oklahoma and gave land to Oklahoma State University when it was founded in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

  • James H. Duck Family: James was born between 1819 - 1820, and died February 20, 1886 in Athlone, Ireland. He was married to Mary McLean in 1838. Mary McLean was born between 1822 - 1823 and died May 28, 1888 in Athlone, Ireland. Both are buried in the Cornamagh Cemetery, Athlone, Ireland. Two of their children remained in Ireland: Bridget, who was born about 1841 in Athlone Ireland, married Edmund Turner and died July 08, 1930 in Athlone. Margaret was born July 02, 1850 in Irishtown, Athlone, Ireland, traveled the world, but died February 17, 1934 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. Two of James and Mary's sons came to the United States and settled in Toledo, Ohio. Martin Duck was born December 02, 1839 in Athlone, Ireland and died June 05, 1918 in Toledo, Lucas County, OH. John Duck was born June 01, 1846 in Irishtown, Athlone, Ireland, and died August 26, 1885 in Toledo, Lucas County, OH. If you have any information on this branch, please let us know. — Researcher is Chris Duck.
  • Oklahoma Ducks
  • "Old John" and Jonathan Duck Family from Decator Co., Tennessee. Jonathan Duck (b. ca. 1787 in Anson Co., North Carolina - d. 1885 in Decator Co., Tennessee) married Bathesheba Woodward (b. 1793 in North Carolina - d. 1872). Jonathon's father is thought to be John Duck from Anson Co., NC. This is the Charles R. Duck family line and a few of his children moved to Texas. [I have some information on this line as my Grandfather corresponded with some of the family in the late 1960s. Some descendants of this line lived in Davis, OK in the 1960s. PT; Bartina Peoples, Don Keeton, Judy Chapman and Linda Duck are also researching this line of the Duck Family. ]
  • Josiah Duck Family, Isle of Wight Co., Virgina, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, etc. This is our branch of the Duck family and you can find more information by clicking on the link.

  • William Holmes Duck, son of Robert W. and Mary R. Duck of Georgia: Rinda Loman (daughter of George Loman) married William Holmes Duck on October 15, 1899. (Ref: Baxter County Arkansas Marriage Book 'B', (1885 - 1900) at Page # 433. Marriage was performed by Elder H. Hayes and Witnessed by John Washington Loman, Jr. an older brother to the Bride and close friend of the Groom. William had 1 known brother, John H. ( or T.) and a sister Lady M. William and Rinda moved to Ponotoc County Oklahoma sometime around 1912. Rinda's younger sister Ada, according to family records, reportedly married a man by the last name of either Teter or Teeters. — Researcher is John Loman.

  • Another Duck family from Ohio is connected to the Ducks who moved to Oklahoma and gave land to Oklahoma State University when it was founded in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • Pennsylvania Ducks
  • Harlan Family Website: George Harlan (b. Durham, England, 1650 - d. Kennet, Chester, Pennsylania, 1714) m. Elizabeth Duck (b. 1660, Armagh, Ireland - d. bef. 1714). See the Harlan Family Website for more information on Elizabeth Duck's family.
  • Duck Family History by Helen E Widemire Gressley and Lois M Widemire Brubaker (Indiana, PA : Gazette Printers, 1984) — Descendants of Jacob Duck; Pennsylvania Ducks. If you are a member of this branch we would love to hear about it. — Researcher for this branch is Wanda Meeker and she can be contacted at wwmeeker (at) yahoo.com. Wanda is the daughter of Lois M. Widemire, and neice of Helen E. Widemire Gressley.
  • South Carolina Ducks
  • Family of Roland A. H. Duck, born 1805 in SC; died 13 Jun 1889; buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Tallapoosa Co., AL. He married (1) on 5 Oct 1829 in Tallapoosa Co., AL, Mary Anne (Haralson) Duck, born 1802 in , Edgefield Co., SC; died Dec 1848; buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Tallapoosa Co., AL, daughter of Alexander Haralson and Mary Anne (Malone) Haralson; (2) on 5 Oct 1859 in , Tallapoosa Co., AL, Mary (Langley) Duck, daughter of Joel Edwards and Sarah "Sallie" (Tucker) Edwards. — Researcher for this branch is Bartina Peoples.
  • Tennessee Ducks
  • Edward Walker Duck: Personal family history Memories of Family Life in West Tennessee from around 1890 to 1910 (published by West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, 1971 (25: 26-46). The author's father was a teacher in West Tennessee and his mother operated the family farm. The family grew up on a farm near Cedar Grove, Carroll County, TN.
  • "Old John" and Jonathan Duck Family from Decator Co., Tennessee. Jonathan Duck (b. ca. 1787 in Anson Co., North Carolina - d. 1885 in Decator Co., Tennessee) married Bathesheba Woodward (b. 1793 in North Carolina - d. 1872). Jonathon's father is thought to be John Duck from Anson Co., NC. This is the Charles R. Duck family line and a few of his children moved to Texas. [I have some information on this line as my Grandfather corresponded with some of the family in the late 1960s. Some descendants of this line lived in Davis, OK in the 1960s. PT; Bartina Peoples, Don Keeton, Judy Chapman and Linda Duck are also researching this line of the Duck Family. ]
  • Vernon Duck (b. 1903) in Scotts Hill, TN; mother named Florence. If you have any information on this line, please let us know. At this point, we can not link Vernon Duck to the Jonathan Duck group but they must be linked in some way. — Researcher is Betty Thompson.
  • Texas Ducks
  • Josiah Duck Family, Isle of Wight Co., Virgina, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, etc. This is our branch of the Duck family and you can find more information by clicking on the link.
  • "Old John" and Jonathan Duck Family from Decator Co., Tennessee. Jonathan Duck (b. ca. 1787 in Anson Co., North Carolina - d. 1885 in Decator Co., Tennessee) married Bathesheba Woodward (b. 1793 in North Carolina - d. 1872). Jonathon's father is thought to be John Duck from Anson Co., NC. This is the Charles R. Duck family line and a few of his children moved to Texas. [I have some information on this line as my Grandfather corresponded with some of the family in the late 1960s. Some descendants of this line lived in Davis, OK in the 1960s. PT; Bartina Peoples and Don Keeton are also researching this line of the Duck Family. ]
  • Virginia Ducks

    Isle of Wight County, Virginia


  • Josiah Duck Family, Isle of Wight Co., Virgina, Pulaski Co., Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, etc. This is our branch of the Duck family and you can find more information by clicking on the link.

  • John Duck Family from Isle of Wight Co., Virginia and North Carolina, compiled by John J. Duck.

  • Milehesador Duck, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. Listed as a witness in the 8 Feb. 1685 land deed from Isaac George and wife, Hester George, to Col. James Powell ... plantation given to said Isaac George by the will of his father, John George, on Castell Creek in the upper parish. Wit: Samuel Luck, Milihesader Ducke and Mary Brashun. [From William Lindsay Hopkins, Isle of Wight County Virginia Deeds, 1647-1719, p. 48.]

  • William Duck Family Tree: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia and North Carolina, compiled by John J. Duck.

  • Daniel V. Duck Family: Daniel V. Duck married Ealo Frances Manly in Walters, VA. His father was Mills H. Duck and the mother is thought to be Mary, but the researcher does not have the full name. It is thought that Mills' parents were William and Virginia. If you have information on this branch, please let us know! — Researcher for this branch is Sarah Blackmon Hughes.

  • Dr. Duck: Dr. Duck adoped 2 boys in Walters, VA, around 1880. One was James Luther Warner (1874-1944). They were sent from Hagerstown, MD by boat to Virginia. James L. Warner later moved to Smithfield, VA. Can anyone help us identify this Dr. Duck from Walters circa 1880? — Researcher for this branch is Martha Smylie.

    Surry County, Virginia

  • Kath. Duck: Listed in Surry County Tithables, 10 June 1682 (precincts of Lower Chipoaks & Blackwater in Lawnes Creek parish) from Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. XXII, no. 4, page 56 (1 Nov. 1984).

  • Melchezidick Duck (Duche), Surry Co., Virginia. Account of Estate, 20 October 1714, p. 217-218; Surry County Wills and Administrations (1652-1850) Deeds, Wills, Etc., Vol. 6, 1709-1715.

  • Melchisideck Duche was a witness to the Robert Lacie Will, dated 12 March 1701/2 (Surry Co., Virginia Will Book 5, page 246.)

  • Melchisadeck Duche was a witness to the Robert Seat will, dated 11 Oct. 1701, prob. 4 May 1708 (Surry Co., Virginia Will Book 5, page 393.)

  • Melchisadeck Duchee: Est. 5 March 1708. By Ann Duchee. Signed: Edward Moreland, Benj. Champion (Surry Co., Virginia Will Book 5, page 410.)

  • Money due to the orphans of Melchideck Duche: Snipes, Robert: Est. by Henry Harrison, Gent., Admr. 19 Apr 1721, Nich. Maget. Robert Watkins, John Watkins (Surry Co., Virginia Will Book 7, page 331, p. 425.)
  • England and Australia Ducks
  • George Duck (the elder) Family from Pana, Illinois. George Duck (I) (b. August 1843 in England) and wife Rebecca (b. Feb. 1838 in England) immigrated to the US about 1892/1893. According to the 1900 US Census, Pana, IL, District 15, they had at least one son, William (b. June 1878 in England); George I's brother William (b. April 1837 in England) also appears in this census. Their son William (b. June 1878 in England) appears with his family in the 1920 Pana, IL Census: Wife Martha, age 41, born in Michigan, and sons, George, age 13, born in IL, William, 11, born in IL, and John, 8, born in IL. Later, William's son George, appears in the 1930 census in Pana, IL with his family: Marie, wife, age 24, born in IL. — Researcher for this branch is Beth Ann Duck Miller.
  • James Duck (b. 1767/8 - d. July 1824, Nottinghamshire, England) and Mary Barsby (d. May 1845, Nottinghamshire, England): Their children are:
    Sarah, b.19/10/1792 Notts., married Charles Lowe 26/05/1816
    Elizabeth, b. 25/12/1795, married Samuel Breden 7/08/1813
    Mary, b. 18/07/1798, married William Page 16/04/1816
    Charlotte, b. 11/03/1801, married Job Lowe
    Amelia, b. 8/01/1804, married Joseph White
    James, b. 8/03/1806, died as an infant
    James, b. 30/04/1807. Trace lost at this time
    Thomas, b. 8/04/1810, married Elizabeth Litchfield 11/06/1832

    The family were hand-lace makers in Nottingham who were encouraged to relocate to Calais, France, ca. 1839, due to machines taking over the industry in England. They were then forced back to England, as many were in 1848, where they later that year gained assisted passage to Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia, as farmers. They had a large family, with children born in Nottingham England, Calais, France and in New South Wales Australia. As most were males the branches of this family in Australia are many and widespread.

    Researcher for this branch is Jeff Duck and his line is descended from Thomas Duck. If you have any information that might help him trace the parents of his James Duck, let us know.

  • Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Duck Family: Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Duck married at Kirby Knowle, N. Yorks. England, 5 February 1782. At the time of marriage Joseph was living at Kirby Knowle and Elizabeth was living at Kilvington. The researcher for this branch has been told by all the older generation in their 80's and 90's now that the Duck family came from Osmotherley. At about the same time as this marriage there was, at Kirby Knowle, the baptisms of five children between 177- and 1788 to a William Hall of Kirby knowle and his wife Ellen, 2nd daughter of Robert Smith of Crake bank, Thornton le Street by Winifred his wife, 2nd daughter of George Duck of Osmotherley. If you have any information on this branch, please let us know! — Researcher is Linda Nelson.
  • Ireland Ducks
  • James H. Duck Family: James was born between 1819 - 1820, and died February 20, 1886 in Athlone, Ireland. He was married to Mary McLean in 1838. Mary McLean was born between 1822 - 1823 and died May 28, 1888 in Athlone, Ireland. Both are buried in the Cornamagh Cemetery, Athlone, Ireland. Two of their children remained in Ireland: Bridget, who was born about 1841 in Athlone Ireland, married Edmund Turner and died July 08, 1930 in Athlone. Margaret was born July 02, 1850 in Irishtown, Athlone, Ireland, traveled the world, but died February 17, 1934 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. Two of James and Mary's sons came to the United States and settled in Toledo, Ohio. Martin Duck was born December 02, 1839 in Athlone, Ireland and died June 05, 1918 in Toledo, Lucas County, OH. John Duck was born June 01, 1846 in Irishtown, Athlone, Ireland, and died August 26, 1885 in Toledo, Lucas County, OH. If you have any information on this branch, please let us know. — Researcher is Chris Duck.




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