The Family of Josiah Duck from Isle of Wight Co., Virginia and Pulaski Co., Kentucky


Compiled by John J. Duck.
Copyright 2004
(Updated 5 Aug 2004)


Legend & Notes:
Black regular font - references in Isle of Wight County, Virginia & Pulaski Co., Kentucky.
Blue bold font - references in North Carolina.
Red bold font - compilers' opinions and guesses.

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    Expand/Collapse Josiah Duck [a]b. 1755, d. bet. 1832-40

  • 1755 — Born 1750-1760.
  • 1765 — Sarah House born 1765-1770.
  • 1774 — And Rebeckah Bland listed as members of Mill Swamp Baptist Church, Isle of Wight Co, VA.
  • 1777 — Confesses himself guilty of fornication, Black Creek Church, Southampton Co, VA.
  • 1778 — Restored to fellowship, charged for withholding from communion. Black Creek Church.
  • 1782 — Josiah Duck was reimbursed in Southampton Co, VA, for tobacco which he provided during the war.
  • 1782 — Paid taxes in Southampton Co, VA. Total whites was 1.
  • 1783 — Charged by church for contradicting Brother Jones. Matter settled.
  • 1783 — Listed in tax census for Isle of Wight Co, VA.
  • 1784 — Signed a petition to form a new county.
  • 1785 — Signed a petition to Virginia House of Delegates against public funding of teachers of religion.
  • 1786 — and Rebeckah Bland dismissed from Mill Swamp Baptist Church.
  • 1786 — Betty Duck born to Josiah and Rebeckah Duck.
  • 1787 — Listed in the tax census, no white males 16-21, 1 horse.
  • 1787 — Charged by church with John Luter for withholding from communion. Charges were withdrawn 3 months later.
  • 1789 — Rebeckah was charged by church for excessive drinking. She was excommunicated 1 month later.
  • 1789 — Debate by church for some difficulty involving John Luter. Josiah did not attend the meeting.
  • 1789 — Jonathan Duck born to Josiah and Rebeckah Duck.
  • 1790 — Witnessed the will of Jesse Lankford.
  • 1790 — Was Surety for marriage of John Nelms and Ann Cofield - Parent, Julia Corbett (Corbit)
  • 1790 — Listed in tax census, 1 male over 21, no taxable property
  • 1790 to 1794 — Born to Josiah and Rebeckah Duck.
  • 1791 — Provided 3,000 pounds surety for the recording of the will of Jesse Lankford.
  • 1791 — Charged by church along with John Luter for misbecoming conduct and was declared out of fellowship.
  • 1792 — Married Sarah House (Spinster) - Surety, George Lankford
  • 1793 — Louisa born in North Carolina to Josiah and Sarah Duck.
  • 1796 — James born 5 Mar 1796 to Josiah and Sarah Duck in Isle of Wight Co, VA.
  • 1801 — Josiah Jr. born 31 Jul 1801 to Josiah and Sarah Duck in VA.
  • 1802 — Jesse born 29 Sep 1802 to Josiah and Sarah Duck.
  • 1803 or 1804 — Sarah (Sally) Duck born to Josiah and Sarah.
  • 1807 — Had land surveyed in Pulaski Co, KY. 200 acres.
  • 1808 — Received grant of land, 200 acres in Pulaski Co, KY.
  • 1810 — Census in Pulaski Co, KY. 1 male born before 1765, 1 female born 1765-1784, 1 female born 1784-1794, 3 males born 1794-1800, 1 male and 1 female born 1800-1810.
  • 1813 — Mentioned in an estate settlement in Pulaski Co, KY.
  • 1816 — Purchased something at an estate sale.
  • 1820 — Josiah Duck Sr. in census - Somerset Township, Pulaski Co, KY, 1 male and 3 females born before 1775, 1 female born 1794-1804.
  • 1825 — Sold land on White Oak Creek, Pulaski Co, KY.
  • 1830 — Census, Pulaski Co, KY, 1 male born 1750-1760, 1 female born 1770-1780.
  • 1832 — Sold 200 acres to his son Josiah Jr.
    • Expand/Collapse Betty Duck [a] — b. 1786
    • 1786 — Born 27 Jul 1786 to Josiah and Rebeckah Duck.

      Expand/Collapse Jonathan Duck [a] — b. 1789
    • 1789 — Born 5 Dec 1789 to Josiah and Rebeckah Duck.

      Expand/Collapse Rebecca Duck [b] — b. bet. 1790-1794
    • 1790 to 1794 — Born to Josiah and Rebeckah Duck.
    • 1811 — Married James Wilson 22 Aug 1811 in Pulaski Co, KY.

      Expand/Collapse Louisa Duck [a] — b. 1793
    • 1793 — Louisa born in North Carolina to Josiah and Sarah Duck.

      Expand/Collapse James Duck [c] — b. 1796
    • 1796 — Born 5 Mar 1796 to Josiah and Sarah Duck in Isle of Wight Co, VA.
    • 1813 — Married Elizabeth Cook in Pulaski Co. KY.
    • 1820 — Census - Somerset Township, Pulaski Co, KY, 1 male and 1 female born 1794-1804, 3 males and 2 females born 1810-1820.
    • 1829 — Married Susannah Barrow in Pulaski Co. KY.
    • 1830 — Sold land on Wolf Creek in Russell Co, KY.
    • 1830 — Census in Edgar Co, IL, 1 male born 1790-1800, 1 female born 1800-1810, 1 female born 1810-1815, 2 males and 1 female born 1815-1820, 1 male and 1 female born 1820-1825, 1 male born 1825-1830.
    • 1840 — Census in Edgar Co, IL.

      Expand/Collapse Josiah W. Duck, Jr. [b] — b. 1801
    • 1801 — Born 31 Jul 1801 to Josiah and Sarah Duck in VA.
    • 1817 — Josiah Duck Jr. married Ann Cook
    • 1820 — Census - Somerset Township, 1 male and 1 female born 1794-1804, 1 female born 1810-1820.
    • 1830 — Joseph W. Duck in census, 1 female born 1770-1780, 1 male and 1 female born 1800-1810, 1 female born 1815-1820, 1 female born 1820-1825, 2 males and 2 females born 1825-1830.
    • 1832 — Bought 200 acres from his father Josiah Sr.
    • 1840 — Josiah W. Duck in census, 2 females born 1760-1770, 1 female born 1790-1800, 1 male born 1800-1810, 2 males and 1 female born 1825-1830, 2 females born 1830-1835, 1 male and 1 female born 1835-1840.
        Mary Polly Duck [f]It is only my guess that Polly was her nickname.
      • 1835 — Married Madison Jeffreys in Pulaski Co, KY.
        Eliza Duck [a]
      • 1828 — Married James Burton in Pulaski Co, KY.
        Elizabeth J. Duck [c]
      • 1848 — Married Daniel Lay in Pulaski Co, KY.
        George Washington Marion Duck [a]
      • 1848 — Married Evaline White in Wayne Co, KY.
        Helen M. Duck [a]
      • 1846 — Married John Compton in Pulaski Co, KY.

      Expand/Collapse Jesse Duck [a] — b. 1802
    • 1802 — Born 29 Sep 1802 to Josiah and Sarah Duck.
    • 1823 — Listed in tax census - 1 white male over 20.

      Expand/Collapse Sarah Duck [e] — b. 1803-1804
    • 1803 or 1804 — Sarah (Sally) Duck born to Josiah and Sarah.
    • 1822 — Married Thomas Wilson 21 Feb 1822 in Pulaski Co, KY.


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