Doddridge County Roots

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Robert V. DUCKWORTH

Male 1840 - 1864  (23 years)


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  • Name Robert V. DUCKWORTH 
    Born 25 Dec 1840  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 
    Military Pvt, Co E, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War  [2
    • Robert V. Duckworth joined for duty on Aug 20 1861 in Harrisville, Ritchie County. He mustered in as Private in Company E, 6th W.Va. Infantry, at Webb's Mill, Ritchie County, on Dec 12 1861. In March and April 1862, he served on detached guard duty at Burnt Bridge, near Tollgate in Ritchie County. Military records show that on Jun 23 1863, he was sick at a hospital in Clarksburg, Harrison County. On Dec 27 1863, as a resident of West Union, Doddridge County, he re-enlisted in Clarksburg as a veteran volunteer, rank Private, in Co E, 6th W.Va. Infantry. On Mar 29 1864, he was present for muster in Clarksburg as a Private in the same unit. Military records indicate that he died in Cumberland, Maryland, when he drowned by accidentally falling into a canal. Conflicting records indicate his death date as 20 or 29 Sep 1864.
    Died 30 Sep 1864  Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: drowned from accidental fall into a canal 
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I106647  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 16 May 2016 

    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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: drowned from accidental fall into a canal - 30 Sep 1864 - Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1838] Headstone - Date calculated from age at death, 23y 9m 5d.

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

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S934] Findagrave.com.