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Union County, Georgia
Duckworth Family Section
My Family

written and compiled by John Francis Duckworth
contributed by John Francis Duckworth and Jerrell Duckworth
Updated August 12, 2012


Chapter 6
John Williamson and Susannah Jackson Duckworth

John Williamson Duckworth, "Big Grand Pa," was born in 1821 in Buncombe (now Transylvania) County, North Carolina and died July 5, 1913, Choestoe, Union County, Georgia. Susannah Jackson was born July 27, 1826, in Rutherford County, North Carolina and died October 26, 1889 Choestoe, Union County, Georgia. They were married December 31, 1846 in Union County, Georgia. They were the parents of

1. General Jackson Duckworth, who will be discussed in the next chapter;

2. Francis Marion Duckworth, who married Nancy Ellen Davis;

3. Sophronia Jane Duckworth, who married Thomas F. "Tom Thasher" Collins;

4. Mary S. Duckworth, who married Andrew Crocket Townsend;

5. William Washington Duckworth, who married Rebecca Elizabeth Wilson;

6. Nancy Ann, spinster
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7. David Lafayette Duckworth, who married Mary Elizabeth Gurley, Nancy Saxton, and Martha Teague;

8. Mira Ann Duckworth, who married Andrew Crocket Townsend;

9. Georgia Ann Duckworth, who married Benjamin Newton "Ben" Nix;

10. Sarah E. Duckworth, who married Benjamin N. Dyer;

11. Laura L. Duckworth, who married Benjamin Newton "Ben" Nix;

12. John Calloway Duckworth, who died young.

J.W. Duckworth was sworn in by Colonel T. J. Haralson to serve as a Sergeant in Capt. Young's Company of the Allegheny Troopers of the Confederate Army within the limits of the state of Georgia for six months August 1, 1863, at Blairsville, Georgia. He used his own horse and equipment in the army, which were valued by the army as follows: horse, $300; horse equipment, $50.00. J. W. Duckworth was sworn in by Captain W.L. Hubbard as a Private in C Co., 30th Battalion, 11th Georgia Cavalry to serve in Northeast Georgia May 2, 1864, at Mossy Creek, Georgia. His name appears on a receipt roll for clothing, dated September 30, 1864.

John W. Duckworth appeared on the roll of Allegheny Lodge No. 114 for the first time in 1868. No entry is made of a suspension, but in 1874 we find his reinstatement as of January 10, 1874. He appeared on the roll from that time until his death is recorded, August 10, 1913. Georgia Grand Lodge, Sec. Jan. 6, 1955.

John W. was issued a License to Peddle for his services in the Confederate Army. He placed two small round brass bells on the hames of his mule's collars to let the people know he was on the way. One of these bells is in the possession of a descendant.  John W. and his great grandson, Frank Calloway Duckworth, walked to the Law Ground to vote one Election Day. John W. said to Frank, "This will probably be the last time I will vote and the first time of voting for you. Don't you do what I have done, and I am ashamed of it. And that is vote for a xxx Republican.”



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