Unsourced children are John (Duke-100) born 1804 and Delila (Duke-93) born 1788
William Duke was born about 1745. He died about 1820.
In the list of heirs of William Duke, there were John & William Duke. At one time, I included them as children of William. I now believe they were children of William's son Richard Duke, who had predeceased his father. Richard did have sons John and William, who appeared in assorted records.
(Deed Book, n.d., Culpeper Co., VA, Deed Book SS, pp. 41-43, 4 Jun 1825 lists the children & heirs of William Duke. The only child omitted is Washington Duke, who had already sold his share in the estate by 1825.) married Mary Ricketts, daughter of (--?--) Ricketts and (--?--) Mobberly, before 1770 at Anne Arundel Co., MD. He died in 1818 at Culpeper Co., VA (His will has been lost).
Children of William Duke and Mary Ricketts were as follows:
Elizabeth Duke, married Benjamin McDougle; born 29 Jan 1766.
Edward Duke, married Mary Vaught.
Richard Duke, married Elizabeth McDogle.
Eleanor Duke, married Stephen Compton.
Rachel Duke; married Walter Moreland 12 Mar 1804 at Culpeper Co., VA.
Washington Duke (Biographical Sketches of Ohio Co., Kentucky, p. 947.) (Deed Book, Book L, page 375, Rutherford Co., Tennessee; Power of Attorney executed by Washington Duke of Rutherford Co to Walter Molden of Culpeper Co.. delivered to James Matthews living in Jefferson Co., KY 26 Ap 1819. The Power of Attorney was to convey land given by verbal will of William Duke of Culpeper Co., VA, to Washington Duke.); born 11 Aug 1786 at MD; married Elizabeth Vaught, daughter of Simeon Vaught, 12 Dec 1807 at Shenandoah Co., VA; buried 1863 at Duke Cemetery, Ohio Co., KY; died 8 May 1863 at Ohio Co., KY, at age 76.
Sarah Duke, married George Compton.
Delila Duke; married Elisha Ricketts, son of Anthony A. Ricketts and Mary Ricketts.
Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 1999. Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library.
American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library. Gives the place of birth as Maryland and is the only source recorded. A guess could be made as after 1750 based on the Oct 1750 marriage of the parents.
Death Living in Culpeper in 1820 1820 United States Federal Census for William Duke Virginia Culpeper
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with William: