William Duke was born in 1750. 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:
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 Description Living in Culpeper in 1820 This database contains millions of records of people whose names have appeared in printed genealogical records and family histories. With data from sources largely from the last century, each entry contains the person's complete name, the year of the biography's publication, the person's state of birth (if known), abbreviated biographical data, and the book and page number of the original reference. 1820 United States Federal Census for William Duke Virginia Culpeper
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