Doddridge County Roots

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Israel DUCKWORTH

Male 1819 - 1882  (62 years)


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  • Name Israel DUCKWORTH 
    Born 12 Aug 1819  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2
    Died 24 Feb 1882  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I32632  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 9 May 2016 

    Father George DUCKWORTH 
    Mother Olive ___ 
    Family ID F16349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Marie DAWSON,   b. 28 Jul 1826, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1893, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1845  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Allegany Co, Maryland, enumerated on Oct 14 1850:
      Israel Duckworth, 30, value of real estate $1,000; Rebecca, 26; Louisa, 5; William Poland, 18.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 23 1860:
      Israel Duckworth, 40, b. Md, farmer; Rebecca, 34, b. Md; M. L. (female), 15, b. Md; N. E. (male), 8, b. Md; Anna Bell, 10 (?) months, b. Va; Wm. Poland Duckworth (sic), 26, b. Md, idiotic.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union Twp), enumerated on Jun 9 1870:
      Israel Duckworth, 50, b. Md, farmer, value of real estate $12,000, value of personal estate $2,000, cannot write; Rebecca M, 42, b. Md; Edmund, 18, b. Md, farmer; Annie B, 9, b. Va; William Poland, 35, b. Md, farm laborer, idiot, cannot read/write, denied voting rights; Mary Hoskinson, 20, b. Va, domestic servant; Charlotte Green, 75, b. Md, cannot write.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union Twp), enumerated on Jun 7 1880:
      I. Duckworth, 62, b. Md, farmer, cannot write; wife (first name blank) Duckworth, 61, b. Md, cannot read/write; mother-in-law M. (sic) Green, 80, b. Md, cannot read/write.
      Enumerated In a separate household was their son Noah:
      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 8 1880:
      N. E. Duckworth, 30, b. Md; wife Laura, 20, b. Va; Wm. Polan (sic, no relationship given), age obscured (appears to be 21, which cannot be correct), b. Md, cannot read/write.

      NOTE: Though not specifically identified as such, William Poland's position in the Israel Duckworth household appears to be that of a foster son. It is on that basis that we include him as a child of that family. A provision in Israel Duckworth's will states as follows: "I further will and devise that of the proceeds of the estate herein devised to my said wife, that she is to give for the support of Wm. Polan, if he should need it, the amount of five hundred dollars, as she may deem it best for him." [6]
    Children 
     1. William POLAND,   b. CA 1832, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1899  (Age ~ 67 years)  [Foster]
    +2. Mariah Louise DUCKWORTH,   b. 1846, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Noah Edwin "Ed" DUCKWORTH,   b. Jan 1852, Barton, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1911, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     4. Anna Bell DUCKWORTH,   b. 20 Apr 1860, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1875, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Family ID F12688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    32632_IsraelDuckworth_BlockhouseHillCem_WestUnionWV.JPG
    32632_IsraelDuckworth_BlockhouseHillCem_WestUnionWV.JPG

  • Sources 
    1. [S1719] Headstone - Birth date not specified, but calculated from stated age at death.

    2. [S1999] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union Twp).

    3. [S1773] Doddridge County WV Deaths 1853-1969, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101).

    4. [S5] Headstone.

    5. [S1907] One World Tree, www.ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com).

    6. [S1567] Marriage record of son.