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Re: Need info on Isom and Alice (Fletcher) Duty's family. Either side.
Posted by: Laurie Anne Duty (ID *****2635) Date: March 16, 2009 at 11:19:43
In Reply to: Need info on Isom and Alice (Fletcher) Duty's family. Either side. by Lois Calhoun of 872

Dear Lois,

I referenced my great uncle E.Z. Duty's manuscript re: Isom Duty and (Mary) Alice Fletcher, m.6 Feb., 1860, M>R>1:62, Logan, Co. In addition to the children you listed, there is also noted another daughter, Leona ( m. J. E. Curry, 15 Dec., 1913).

Also, Isom was married a second time to Polly Ann (Shumate) Lands, 5 Sept, 1925.

Isom's father was Harrison Duty (b. 1837, d. 1900)and is buried in the Duty Cemetary on the Rockhouse Fork of Pigeon Creek, Mingo Co., W. Va.. According to his son, George Washington Duty, Harrison owned about 1 square mile of rich coal and timber land on the Rockhouse Fork. He married Saraj Jane Roman, daughter of Ison Roman. She died in 1910. They had the following children:

William Floyd
Nancy Jane
Sarah (Sally) Ann
George Washington
Charles Lee

Harrison's father was George Washington Duty, born 9 March, 1800 and died 23 Jan. 1897. He maried Mary Anne Jackson and had 17 children. George was born in New Garden District of Russell Co., Va.. Both he and his wife are buried on the farm they owned at the forks of the North Fork of Big Creek of the Guyandotte River, on the edge of Boone Co., W.V..

George moved from Russell Co., Va. to Pigeon Creek in what was the Logan Co., now Mingo Co., W.V., before 1830. The Pigeon Creek Old Home Place is/was located just above the intersection of WV State Rt. 65 and U.S. Rt 52, only a short distance from Delbarton, W.Va..

Sometime after 1870, he sold the Pigeon Creek farm to a man last name of Adkins and moved to the North fork of Big Creek, as noted earlier where he and his wife are buried.

George Washington Duty's father was Thomas Duty, born to William an Catherine Duty of Chatham Co., N.C. (no birth or death records available at this time). Thomas was married to Martha Brantly, daughter of Joseph Brantly, Chatham Co. (5 children) and Martha Roman, daughter of William and Margaret Roman of Russell Co. Va. (8 children).

William Duty, father of Thomas, died in 1815. He and his wife Catherine resided at Loves Creek of the Rocky River in Chatham County (near Siler City). They had 6 children.

According to E.Z.'s manuscript this William Duty is the first entry regarding the Southern Branch of the Duty Family. The earliest record of a Wm. Duty in N.C. known to E. Z. Duty is a record of deed dated 11 Nov. 1761.

Hope this helps!!!

Best wishes,

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