I've studied my family history for over 50 years. I enjoy reading the original historical records. Still, even after all this time, I have three unresolved brick walls: Joseph E. Cox, b. abt. 1836, IN, first found listed in a Marvel household on the 1850 US Census for Fulton County, IL, James Finley, who married Mary Ann Skelton in Lowndes County, MS, 1846, and Francis A. Evans, b. abt. 1829, TN, Father born in SC.
The most important thing I learned in my genealogical studies. False data has a longer lifetime than true data.
Looking at the wikitree entries for Robert Duke, deceased 1785, Fairfield Co., SC, it appears that they were heavily influenced by the Evelyn Brandenberger's books on the Duke family. I respect and admire her work. Genealogy was difficult to do in the 1940s and 1950 before computers and the Internet. Better access to the historical records and DNA test results have mostly disproved her information on the Dukes of SC.
It was more complicated than she assumed. Where she found one Robert Duke and one Moses Duke, more recent genealogists: me, Lynn Teague, and Joe Lineberger, and Gary Duke to name a few, found at least five Robert Dukes and three Moses Dukes.
Fifteen years ago, I wrote a report on the three Moses Dukes. It is available here: . My Moses Duke is the last of the three. The historical records show a single sibling for Moses. Her name was Elizabeth Duke who married Thomas L. Foster. 
If we assume Moses and Elizabeth used the customary naming pattern; the first male in Moses' family was named Richard, the third male in Elizabeth's family was named Richard, then the name for the father Moses and Elizabeth Duke would be Richard Duke(s)
Circa the time of the birth of Moses and Elizabeth, 1780, one Richard Duke(s) is listed in the historical records on the SC Colony's Jury lists for 1778-1779, Ninety-Six District, between Turkey Creek and the Savannah River. He is listed near his suspected older brother John Duke(s) of Lancaster. The Jury lists were created from earlier property tax lists. The parents of Elizabeth Duke's future husband Thomas L. Foster's is found nearby. 
The final proof that the Richard Duke(s) was the father of my Moses Duke came when I discovered the circa 1902 Dawes Commision testimony of Elizabeth Duke Foster's grandson (MCR-3037) among the testimonies of many other Duke/Foster family members. Part of the Duke/Foster family tried to enroll in the Choctaw Nation during the Dawes Hearings. They were refused, but the trial left a genealogical treasure trove of testimony.
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On 11 Jul 2018 at 02:14 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
And looking at your tags... I just did a ton of work on an Owen Evan family group (centered around Owen-1360)... Quakers, but not yours, apparently, which seem to be centered on Evans-3488 (in case you hadn't found that profile yet).
On 10 Jul 2018 at 13:54 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:
Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects coordinating them is essential.
Please ensure location data matches date of profile and avoid abbreviations. Citations & links for sources enable verification of data please add, from wiki ID go to Research to find sources
The United States History might fit based on your contributions & comments . Add the tag United_States_History for updates
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You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week now so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?
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On 14 Mar 2018 at 18:49 GMT Sherrie (Goley) Fields wrote:
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I notice you have not amended your tags, to someone outside of the united states they make little sense which is why I requested that you amended them.
On 10 Mar 2018 at 17:32 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:
On 10 Mar 2018 at 12:50 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:
I noticed that you have the same line of Coxes that my mother and I do. I ran the GEDcompare tool and you and my mother share a 8 cM match on the 6th chromosome. I guess we're distant cousins.
On 10 Mar 2018 at 03:15 GMT Tony Cox wrote:
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