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Re: Mary Ellen Duling
Posted by: William Duling (ID *****8319) Date: June 18, 2009 at 19:10:23
In Reply to: Re: Mary Ellen Duling by Susan Hoffman of 97

Perhaps this will clear it up a bit. William Duling was twice married. Following are his wives and children.

Descendants of William Duling

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM2 DULING (WILLIAM1) was born April 27, 1748 in Exeter, County of Devon, England, and died November 24, 1839 in New Creek, Hampshire County, Virginia1,2. He married (1) SARAH ANN CAMPBELL January 10, 1778 in Loudoun County, Virginia3, daughter of COLIN CAMPBELL and MARTHA [--?--]. She was born September 29, 17573, and died 1791. He married (2) MARY MARSH Abt. 1795 in Hampshire County, Virginia, daughter of MATTHAIS MARSH and ELIZABETH JAMES. She was born Bef. 1775 in Northumberland County, Virginia, and died Bet. 1804 - 1810 in New Creek, Hampshire County, Virginia.

William Duling is thought to be one of two or three brothers who emigrated to the American Colonies from England circa 1768. However, it must be noted that in the 1880 census two of William Duling's surviving children stated that their father was born in Virginia. It is rumored that he served in the Revolutionary War. He came to the New Creek area of Hampshire County, Virginia, now Mineral County, West Virginia, area in 1792 and built his home in 1799. The original Duling home still stands near Keyser, WV with "1799" etched in the chimney. One of his daughters and son-in-law gave a portion of the land to the Methodist Church for a meeting site. He is buried in the cemetery adjoining the Duling Methodist Church near Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia. The gravestone was still partially legible in 2000. His obituary appeared in the "South Branch Intelligencer" for Hampshire, Mineral and Hardy Counties - "Mr. William Duling, Sen'r departed this life at his residence on New Creek, in this county, the 4th of November, 1839, aged ninety years, eight months and nineteen days. He was a member of the Methodist Church for near sixty years --- nearly half a century he acted as class leader. Friday before his death he rejoiced that his end was so near, while his prospect of Heaven and happiness was bright and cheering. After he was so low that he could not speak, he still manifested a pleasure at the voice of prayer and praise in his room, and evidently sanctioned the petitions addressed to the Throne of Grace in his behalf. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labours and their works do follow them."

Sarah Ann Campbell is a direct descendant of Sir Colin Campbell, the 11th century Scottish nobleman who was the Thane of Cawdor. Cawdor Castle is in the Scottish highlands near Inverness and Loch Ness.

Notes for MARY MARSH:
Mary Marsh is said to be a descendant of Henry II Plantagenet and Eleanor d'Aquitaine. He was King of England and her 26th great-grandfather and Eleanor was a Queen of France and England. Henry was a great-grandson of William I (the Conqueror).
       i.       WILLIAM ALEXANDER3 DULING, b. April 05, 1779, Virginia3; d. October 10, 1856, Hampshire County, Virginia; m. (1) ELIZABETH DEAN, April 14, 1807, Frederick County, Virginia; b. May 22, 1788, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. March 15, 1837, Hampshire County, Virginia; m. (2) HARRIETT ROZANNE CLUTTER, Aft. 1837; b. 1807, Virginia; d. March 17, 1883, Hampshire County, Virginia.
       ii.       ELIZABETH DULING, b. August 07, 1781, Virginia3; d. 1818, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; m. WILLIAM B. JAMES, Abt. 1797, New Creek, Hampshire County, Virginia; b. 1769, Westmoreland County, Virginia; d. June 06, 1826, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.

After Elizabeth married William James they resided in Randolph County, Virginia until late in 1811. They then moved to Jefferson County, Ohio where they remained until 1814 at which time they moved to Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Elizabeth and her family remained in Mansfield until her death in 1818.

He was a Methodist minister and a physician.

       iii.       COLIN CAMPBELL DULING, b. March 07, 1784, Virginia3; d. October 01, 1851, Coshocton County, Ohio; m. (1) LUCY THOMAS4, Abt. 1803, Virginia; b. Abt. 1782; d. Aft. 1814; m. (2) FANNY HAYES, February 13, 1817, Frederick County, Virginia; b. September 24, 1800, Virginia; d. June 02, 1872, Owen County, Indiana.
       iv.       EDMUND DULING, b. June 04, 1786, Virginia5; d. July 18, 1860, Coshocton County, Ohio; m. MARY DEAN, 1810, Hampshire County, Virginia; b. February 17, 1791, Virginia; d. October 30, 1853, Coshocton County, Ohio.

Edmund Duling moved from Virginia in the autumn of 1815 and settled in Coshocton County, Ohio. He and his wife, Mary Dean Duling, had a large family of thirteen children, all of whom lived so that it was possible for the entire group to be seated at one time around the same family table. Edmund Duling, Sr. was a prosperous farmer, a man of substance for his time, and was especially prominent in the Methodist Church. His home was, in fact, a center for Methodist activities in that part of Ohio. Many meetings were held in his barn, and every itinerant minister who went through the country stopped and was fed and lodged in the Duling home. It was one of the old fashioned log houses, so frequent at that time in Ohio, but it's hospitality was unlimited, and it was often filled with visitors and worshippers who came from a distance, all of them partaking of the generous provisions afforded by the Duling household.
"History of Grant County, Indiana"

       v.       SARAH ANN DULING, b. June 04, 1789, Virginia (Probably Loudoun County)5; d. March 20, 1864, Owen County, Indiana; m. JOHN DEAN, March 15, 1808, Hampshire County, Virginia; b. July 25, 1787, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. September 10, 1837, Coshocton County, Ohio.
       vi.       ZACHARIAH DULING, b. March 07, 1790, Virginia (Probably Loudoun County)5; d. May 1820, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; m. NANCY CASEBEER; b. June 10, 1798; d. January 29, 1864, Richland County, Ohio.

Zachariah Duling left Hampshire County, Virginia probably in the early 1800's with his brothers and sisters. It is possible that he spent some time in Jefferson County, Ohio before moving on to Richland County, Ohio. This is assumed because he lived in the same area as his sister, Elizabeth Duling James, and he may have traveled with them through Jefferson County where several of Elizabeth's children were born. It is known that Zachariah purchased land near Mansfield, Ohio from his brother-in-law, William James, after his sister, Elizabeth's, death. It isn't known where he married, but it was probably in the Richland County area. It was learned through his daughter, Elizabeth's, obituary that Zachariah had died when a tree fell on him.

Children of WILLIAM DULING and MARY MARSH are:
       vii.       ACHILLES3 DULING, b. 1796, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. 1865, Hampshire County, Virginia; m. SUSANA KNABENSHUE, April 26, 1820, Hampshire County, Virginia; b. November 14, 1801, New Creek, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. Aft. June 29, 1870, Mineral County, West Virginia.

We assume that Achilles Duling was named after Achilles Duling of Caroline County, Virginia who was the brother of this Achilles' father, William Duling. In the 1850 and 1860 Hampshire County, Virginia census, our Achilles is listed as a farmer. It seems that Achilles Duling was somewhat of a scrapper. There are many instances of him involved in court suits both as plaintiff and defendant. Also, in the Hampshire County Minute Book Abstracts, Volume II 1817 - 1823 by Vicki Bidinger Horton there is the following reference; "14 October 1822 Ordered that it be certified that Achilles Duling, it appears to the satisfaction of the court, had his right ear bitten off by a certain William Six." Page 378. Achilles Duling is listed in the "History of First Methodist Church 1850 - 1963" in Keyser as one of the original class leaders and also as an official board member. His death has been accepted as 1863 due to John Frederick Duling citing that date in his research of the 1940's. He did not, however, note his source of this date. There exists a story of Achilles Duling's daughter, Susan Elizabeth, who was married to Thomas Newton Murphey in May of 1865. The story reports that Achilles was present at the wedding which would indicate that he lived beyond 1863.

       viii.       RUTH DULING, b. 1798, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. November 02, 1859, Owen County, Indiana; m. WILLIAM GILMORE DEAN, June 26, 1823, Frederick County, Virginia; b. April 06, 1803, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. January 06, 1858, Owen County, Indiana.
       ix.       WESLEY DULING, b. 1800, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. Bet. 1810 - 1820, Hampshire County, Virginia.

It is assumed that Wesley Duling died at an early age because he is the only child of William Duling who was not mentioned in his father's will of 1839.

       x.       NANCY DULING, b. March 20, 1802, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. April 14, 1881, Mineral County, West Virginia6,7; m. JACOB KNABENSHUE, October 16, 1824, Hampshire County, Virginia; b. May 17, 1798, New Creek, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. June 29, 1879, Mineral County, West Virginia8,9.
       xi.       ELIJAH DULING, b. 1804, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. June 11, 1881, Ashland, Cass County, Illinois; m. (1) ANNA DEAN, February 12, 1824, Hampshire County, Virginia10; b. Abt. 1801, Hampshire County, Virginia; d. September 18, 1834, Plainfield, Coshocton County, Ohio; m. (2) JANE HANKINS, January 21, 1836, Plainfield, Coshocton County, Ohio11; b. November 28, 1815; d. July 21, 1847, Plainfield, Coshocton County, Ohio; m. (3) HANNAH FOWLER, March 30, 1852, Plainfield, Coshocton County, Ohio; b. July 12, 1815, Ohio; d. July 03, 1892.

Shortly after Elijah's marriage to Anna Dean, they moved to Coshocton County, Ohio to join several members of both of their families who had moved there nearly ten years prior. Elijah farmed in Coshocton County until 1854. He had been through the deaths of Anna in 1834 and second wife, Jane Hankins in 1847. He married a third time in 1853 to Hannah Fowler Hawk, widow of George Hawk. In 1854 Elijah and his entire family packed all of their possessions and moved west to Cass County, Illinois. Elijah spent the remainder of his life farming in Illinois with his sons.


1. William Duling's tombstone in Duling Cemetery, Mineral County, West Virginia.
2. "South Branch Intelligencer November 21, 1839 Edition."
3. William & Sarah Ann Campbell Duling's Bible.
4. Letter from Sallie V. (Davis) Odwalt (Piedmont, W Va) to Edmund J. James (Chicago, IL) 25 Feb. 1896: held in 2004 by Wm. Bradley Duling, Collin Duling twice married, his first wife Miss Thomas & Miss Haze.
5. William & Sarah Ann Campbell Duling's Bible.
6. Nancy Knabenshue's tombstone in Duling Cemetery, Mineral County, West Virginia.
7. Mineral County West Virginia deaths 1870 - 1905, Page 116.
8. Jacob Knabenshue's tombstone in Duling Cemetery, Mineral County, West Virginia.
9. Mineral County West Virginia deaths 1870 - 1905, Page 64.
10. Virginia Marriage Bond for Elijah Duling and Anne Deane.
11. Helen Meredith, compiler, Coshocton County, Ohio Marriage and Will Records, 1996, page 27.

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