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Joseph Duty s/o Solomon Duty & Susannah Thirsta Witmore
Posted by: Sheryl Williams (ID *****7003) Date: March 31, 2009 at 20:49:25
In Reply to: Joseph Duty m: Louisa TURNER by Sheryl Williams of 872

**Louisa Turner, daughter of Winslow Turner II and Elizabeth (Williams) Williams-Turner, was born Feb 8, 1812, Upper Cuivre, St. Charles District, Missouri Territory, and died May 31, 1896 in Homested near Webberville, TX and is buried in the J.J. Manor Hil Cemetery. She married Joseph Duty Jan 16, 1829, s/o Solomon Duty and Susannah Thirsta Witmore (d/o Joseph Whitmire, b. 1720 & Margaret Jones. ) Joseph was born 6 Mar 1801 in Sumner Co., Tennessee, and died 11 Sep 1855 in Texas.,Texas::turner::17289.html

More on the Duty family:
"In the year of 1814, Solomon left Tennessee and went to Indiana where new land was available. Solomon Duty left Indiana and must have moved through the states of Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas and on to Texas, because he left daughters in each state. Martha Duty remained in Indiana, Sarah Duty lived in Illinois, Ann Duty lived in Missouri, and Mary Duty and Mildred Duty remained in Arkansas.

In 1821 Stephen F. Austin chose Solomon Duty as one of the three hundred colonists to immigrate to Texas. Solomon Duty went to Texas with his children Joseph Duty, William Duty, Richard Duty and Elizabeth Duty. It is believed that he came to Texas in 1822. Along with Solomon Duty, two of his sons, George and Joseph Duty, were each granted one league (4,428 acres) of land on July 19, 1824, as one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" original Texas settlers.

On October 30, 1832, Solomon Duty's minor children William Duty, Richard Duty and Elizabeth Duty as heirs of Solomon, were granted one-half league of land located in present-day Bastrop County (East side of Colorado River, near the town of Bastrop).

It is believed that Marthy Duty left Indiana after her husband's death and joined her brothers in Weber Falls, Texas." -- Phyllis Malinak

"DUTY, JOSEPH (1801-1855). Joseph Duty was born in Tennessee on March 6, 1801. As one of Stephen F. Austin'sqv Old Three Hundredqv settlers, he received title to a league of land on the east bank of the Colorado River near the northwest boundary of what is now Colorado County on July 19, 1824. The census of the Colorado District in 1825 classified him as a tanner, and the March 1826 census indicated that he was a single man, a farmer, and a stock raiser. In April 1829 he petitioned for land on the Colorado River between Winslow Turner's place and the Old San Antonio Road.qv Duty was granted a labor of land in Bastrop County and eventually settled with his wife, Louisa, his brother, George Duty,qv and three other brothers at Webberville, Travis County. He was a Travis County delegate to the Democratic state convention in October 1851. He recommended the establishment of Sevier Academy in July 1853. Duty died on September 11, 1855, and was buried in the Old Manor Cemetery at Webberville."
DUTY, GEORGE (?-1837)
"Early Texas settler, was born in 1797 or 1799 to Solomon Duty. He was living with William Stephenson in Hampstead, Arkansas Territory, in October 1823, when he took a letter from Stephenson to Stephen F. Austin in Texas. Evidently Duty remained in Texas. As one of the Old Three Hundred Settlers, he was granted title to a league of land now in Fayette County on July 19, 1824; Duty's Creek, a tributary to the Colorado River, is named in his honor. He participated in the accolade election in 1825, and the census of that year listed him as a tanner. According to the census of March 1826 he was a partner of his brother, Joseph Duty, and was a single man, a farmer and stock raiser aged between twenty-five and forty. He was probably also a freighter, for in November 1831 he hauled brick to build a house for Anthony Butler. Duty moved to the Mina or Bastrop district before May 30, 1837, when he was appointed administrator of the estate of Matthew Duty. George
Duty himself died later in 1837, and on January 22, 1838, William Duty was appointed administrator of George's estate."

From Hornsby Family Records (McLaurin GEDCOM: pg 00057)
"The excitement at length became so intense, and the Indians so bold in their outrages, that all the families again left their homes and got together in Bastrop. Men went out from town in armed squads, and worked their farms together, still tugging way at their late crops. Even this did not afford security from the savages; however, who seemed constantly on the alrt. Mathew Duty and Mike Hornsby were driving cattle into Bastrop. Noticing the cows in front raise their head and give sign of seeing something unusual, they suspected that Indians were coming, and just did get home in time to escape a band of Indians, who were pursing hard to a squad working the Duty Neighborhood, rode out one evening to look over the crop. He [Mathew Duty] was just out of sight when guns were heard and in a minute his horse was seen coming back at full speed, without his rider. Blood upon the saddle but corroborated the dark truth suggested by the shots, and runners
springing upon their horses broke for Bastrop. A squad of men went out and found him killed and scalped." (1837) -- submitted by Phyllis Malinak

William Henry Duty married Marietta (Saxon) Duty d/o SANFORD SAMUEL SAXON:

8. Marietta Saxon (put with Cook family, Bastrop Co. TX) b. March 1868 m. Feb 9, 1893
+ Wm Henry Duty, (s/o Joseph Duty, **Louisa Turner), b. Apr 17, 1850 Travis Co, TX, d. May 2, 1915, Killeen, Bell Co., TX ( Wm H Duty's bro., Milton T. Duty, is buried in the Webberville Ebenezer Baptist Church / Duty Cemetery, Bastrop/Travis County, Texas )
1. Hildred Milton Duty b. Oct. 1893, Webberville, Travis Co., TX d. Oct 31, 1942, Burnet, Burnet Co., TX m. Oct 1917, Belton, Bell Co., TX
+ Pearle Inez Madden, b. 1895, Gindale, Bell Co.TX, d. Feb 6, 1986 Belton, Bell, TX
1. Marietta LaVerne Duty, b.Jul 21, 1918 Collin Co TX
2. Hildred Milton Duty Jr, b. Feb. 23, 1920, Bell Co TX, d. Jan 16, 2006, Paducah, Cottle Co TX ( buried Garden of Memories Cemetery)
+ Gladys Marie McCloud, b. 1920 , d. May 6, 1989 Travis Co. TX
1 Anita M. Duty, b. Oct 25, 1956 Lubbock Co., TX m. Jun 9, 1979 Travis Co., TX
+ Joe Earl Glass- Paige TX
Living Female, 1981, Lubbock Co., TX
Living Male, 1983, Lubbock Co.,TX
Living Male, 1995, Travis Co., TX
3. Della Lavinia Duty, b. 1923
+ Catas Adell Bridges, d. Aug 2, 1990 Bell Co TX
1 Larry Wayne Bridges, b. May 10, 1946, Bell Co., TX
2 Betty Eileen Bridges, b. Feb. 11, 1949, Lubbock Co., TX
4. Zola Pearl Duty, b. 1928
+ William Chester Stae
1 Cherie Janice Stae, b. Nov 15, 1949, Bell Co TX
5. Forest Wayne Duty, b. Feb 11, 1930 Cottle Co TX
1930; Census Place: Precinct 3, Cottle, Texas; Roll: 2311; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 1122.0.

( 6. James Robert Duty, b Aug 7, 1936, Bell Co TX
Della Laverne Duty m Aug 22, 1992 Bell Co TX
+ Robert Elmer McDaniel-Belton, Bell Co. TX
Robert Edward McDaniel, b. Jan 1, 1949, Bell Co. TX)

2. Henry Grady Duty, b: Nov. 16, 1895, d. Aug. 8, 1981 Bell Co TX
+ Sarah Ann Bonner d. May 28, 1994 Bell Co TX
1 Dennis Gordon Duty, Oct 3, 1934 Bell Co. TX d. Feb 19, 1985 Bell Co TX
3. Bonnybel Duty b. May 1898
4. Annie Louisa Duty b. 1900, Bastrop TX, d. 1966, m. Apr 3, 1917
5. Jesse Milam Duty b. Jan. 1, 1903 Bastrop Co., TX d. Mar. 10, 1973 Belton, Bell Co., TX
+ Mary Josephine Sanders d. Jan 11, 1988 Bell Co TX
1 Beldon Brent Duty, b. Feb 13, 1938 Bell Co. TX
2 Roddie Kent Duty, b Apr 5, 1949 Bell Co. TX
6. Bulah E. Duty b. 1908
1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, Bell, Texas; Roll: T624_1530; Page:10A;Enumeration District:24;Image:1033

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