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Dukes, Frederick

Submitted by Lyn Betts

Frederick Duke was likely born in Georgia or Alabama abt 1803. He was listed in the will of his father John R. Duke in Greene county Alabama (25 Jan 1825 Will Probated) A copy of the will is posted on the Greene County Alabama website: Dukes, John R
1837 FREDERICK DUKE was in Kemper County MS with no Township Listed
1839 Tax Roll Kemper county MS. listed Fredrick Duke
1840 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Frederick Duke Township: Not Stated County: Kemper State: Mississippi
1841 FREDERICK DUKE owned land in Lauderdale County Mississippi according to his land patent 2/27/1841 Columbus 26698 MS1350__.035 NWNE 13/ 8-N 16-E No Choctaw MS Lauderdale
1841 FREDERICK DUKE MS Kemper County No Township Listed
1845 FREDERICK DUKE MS Kemper County No Township Listed
1846 Kemper county MS. Tax Listed Frederick Dukes

1850 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Frederick Duke
Age: 47 Estimated birth year: abt 1803 Birth place: Alabama Gender: Male Home in 1850 Kemper county, Mississippi
Cynthia 45
Rufus 21
Jane 19
Mary 17
Pomelia 15
Ziby 12 (male)
Martha 11
James 9
Ann 7
Frederick 5

1860 Kemper co MS census
Age in 1860: 55 Birth Year: abt 1805 Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Kemper, Mississippi Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: De Kalb
Household Members: Name Age
Fed Dukes 55 (Fred spelled this way on this record)
Salie L Dukes 53
Sarah Dukes 19
Martha Dukes 17
Jane Dukes 15
Ann E Dukes 14
C F Dukes 10 female
F C Dukes 7 male

Cynthia Martha Coats Born: 1811 in AL, Died: 10 Aug 1869 in Kaufman county, Texas Marriage: 1828
Children Sex Birth
James Duke M
Duciny Duke F (Dulcina Paralee Duke )
Betsy Duke F
Rufus Duke M 1829
Jane Duke F 1831
Mary Duke F 1833
Permelia Anne Duke F 12 May 1836 in Covington county, MS,
Ziby Duke M 1837
Martha Duke F 1839
Francis Duke

Info on 2 of the children:
James Cebron Duke
Spouse: Rachel Ann Fitzgerald Father: John Frederick Duke Mother: Cynthia Martha Coats
Birth: 15 Aug 1844 - Blackwater, Kemper, MS, USA Death: 2 May 1919 - Chireno, TX, USA
Marriage: 8 Feb 1872 - San Augustine, TX, USA
Permelia Anne Duke
Spouse: Hugh Daniel McLaurin F: Frederick Duke M: Cynthia Martha Coats
Birth: 12 May 1836 - Covington, MS, USA Death: 1 Nov 1906 - San Augustine, TX.
Marriage: 2 Oct 1853

According to some notes by Irion Bate or Charles Leslie Duke, John Frederick Duke left Kemper Co., Mississippi after the Civil War and moved his family to Denning, San Augustine County, Texas.
A short time later the family moved to Kaufman Co., Texas. They tried to farm, but did not know how to farm in the blackland. During the winter of 1870-1871 both John Frederick and his wife Cynthia died and were buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Kaufman Co., 3 miles NW of Wills Point and about 3 miles NE of Elmo.

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