My grandfather, Lester G. Duck, began researching his family history in the 1960's with the intention of publishing the Josiah Duck Family History for our branch of the family. While researching family roots in Kentucky and Illinois, he met Josiah Ray Duck, from Paris, IL, who also had a keen interest in the family history. Together, they compiled numerous family charts, photographs, personal histories and documents for their book but sadly neither lived to see their work published. A few years ago I decided to continue their research and in the process discovered other family members who were also researching this branch of the Duck Family. My cousin, John J. Duck, became interested in the Duck family history in the 1960's when he read the letters that Lester sent to his father, Glenn, which were then passed on to John's father, Vernon E. Duck. Last year, John and I decided to join resources to collaborate on the project and we plan to publish the full Josiah Duck Family history in the near future. Another cousin from our Perlonzo C. Duck line, Ray L. Duck has also been researching the Josiah Duck family and when time permits, he will join us in our endeavor.|
Our sincere thanks to every member of the family who has assisted with this project over the years by sharing family histories, photographs and documents. Without you, it would be impossible to document our family traditions and histories. If you have Duck family documents, photographs and histories you wish to share, please contact us.
Photo upper left: Lester G. Duck (1940); right: Josiah Ray Duck.