Doddridge County Roots

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James Orison DUCKWORTH

Male 1839 - 1864  (~ 25 years)


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  • Name James Orison DUCKWORTH 
    Born CA 1839  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1862  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military Sgt, Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (died of wounds)  [2
    • James O. Duckworth enlisted in the Union Army in West Union on Jul 28 1862. On Aug 23 1862, he mustered-in on active duty as a Corporal in Company A, 14th W.Va. Infantry, in Wheeling, Ohio County, (West) Virginia. On May 9 1864, he was wounded and left on the battlefield at Cloyd's Mountain. According to assistant surgeon J. H. Brownfield, he was shot with a musket ball through the right arm and chest. He died about two weeks later near Dublin Station, Pulaski County, Virginia, on either 20 or 22 May 1862, according to conflicting military records. He was listed as a Sergeant at the time of his death. His burial place in not known.
    Died 20 Jun 1864  Dublin Station, Pulaski Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I106644  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 

    Father Admiral Nelson DUCKWORTH,   b. 6 Mar 1815, Georges Creek, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1884, Linn Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Sarah Martha DUCKWORTH,   b. 26 Mar 1820, Georges Creek, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1870, Linn Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Family ID F44603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth S. MENEAR,   b. CA 1846, Preston Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Aug 1862  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F44602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1864 - Dublin Station, Pulaski Co, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    2. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    3. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 140, line 16 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11791606&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Jas. O. Duckworth, 23, b. Allegany Co Maryland, res. Doddridge Co, son of A. N. & Sarah Duckworth, farmer; and Elizabeth S. Menear, 18, b. Preston Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of Azariah & Catherine Manear. Married Aug 3 1862, officiated by John Conwell.
      (NOTE: Although at first glance, the marriage date could be read as Sep 3 1862, closer examination reveals the date as Aug 3 1862. Furthermore, Azariah Menear, Elizabeth's father, testified in her Widow's Pension affidavit that the family Bible says she and James O. Duckworth were married on 3 Aug 1862. Other affidavits in James O. Duckworth's military records support the 3 Aug 1862 date. Records further reflect that James O. Duckworth was married before he went to war.)