Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ROBERT J. DUFF



ROBERT J. DUFF, Ohio County, was born December 25, 1838, in Granger County, Tenn., and in 1851 removed to Ohio County, Ky., where, in 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Seventeenth Kentucky Infantry, remaining in the service of his country until the regiment was mustered out in 1865. Soon after his discharge from the army he removed to Spencer County, Ind., remaining there until 1868, when he returned to Ohio County, Ky., where he has since resided. His father, Robert R. Duff, a native of Virginia, died in 1848, aged fifty-flve years. Robert R. espoused in marriage Caroline Walker, of Virginia, who died in 1848 at the age of forty-five years. Their offspring are Araminta (Long), Louisa T. (Mitchel), John W., Robert James, Hugh T., Rufus S., Temple H., and Carrie E. (Wedding). On May 28, 1858, Robert J. (subject), married Josephine, daughter of Robert G. and Mary A. (Hale) Wedding, Ohio County; she died in 1867. To their union was born one child — Emmer E. (Johnson). Mr. Duff next married, March 6, 1870, Mrs. Martha M., widow of Fleming R. Kuykendall and daughter of Calvin and Mary (Walker) Johnson, of Ohio County, born October 10, 1848, and to them have been born Ida P., Thomas T., James A., Charles P., Robert C, Carrie (deceased), and Ollie W.  Robert M. Kuykendall is a son by Mrs. Duff's former husband. Mr. Duff is a successful farmer, having 195 acres of productive and well-improved land in good condition. He is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics a stanch Republican.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Mr. Duff died in Sulphur Springs, Ohio County, KY 17 August 1917.


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