Wednesday, October 21, 2015


WILLIAM HENRY DUKE, Ohio County, was born July 7, 1843, in Ohio County, Ky., where he has always resided. His father, William Duke, a native of Tennessee, was born in 1811, removed with his parents in youth to Ohio County, Ky.; was for many years an active Methodist, and died in 1870. He owned 644 acres of good land; he lost three slaves by the war. He was the son of Washington Duke, born near Blue Ridge, Va., and died about 1863, at the age of seventy seven years. William was married to Julia A., daughter of Matthew and Hannah (Sabine) Neely, of Ohio County, born August 23, 1815, in New York, reared in Warwick County, Ind. To them were born Mary E. (Berryman), Eliza E. (Moore), James N., Martha J. (Renfrow), William Henry, Jacob D., Robert N., Julia A. (Bean), Amelia J. (Mitchel), Thomas D., and Amanda Z. (Bean). December 25, 1864, William Henry married Josie A., daughter of Gabriel J. and Mary A. (Acton) Bean, of Ohio County; she was born August 17, 1845, and to them were born Venia P., Eva R. , Edessa G., Zelma L. (deceased), Annie J. (deceased), Foy D., Edgar F., Henry O., Mary B., and an infant daughter unnamed. Mr. Duke is a successful farmer, owning a farm of fine land in a good state of cultivation. He is a Methodist and a Democrat.

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

Mr. Duke died 22 June 1908 in Ohio County and is buried in the Sunnydale Cemetery, Narrows, Ohio County.

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