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Union County, Georgia
Duckworth Family Section
My Family

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Updated August 12, 2012


Chapter 7
General Jackson and Celia Emiline Collins Duckworth

General Jackson Duckworth was born 15 September 1847, married 25 October 1866 Celia Emiline Collins, daughter of Archibald and Mary Nix Collins, born 7 October 1845, died 27 March 1918. Both were born, lived, and died in Union County, Georgia.  Both are buried in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Their children were

1. Mary Ann, born 26 January 1868, married W. Tom Harkins, 1 October 1884. Died 14 April 1962.

2. John Francis "Jack" Duckworth and Laura Jane Noblet will be discussed in the next chapter.

3. Susie Jane, born 30 April 1871 and died 3 September 1913. She married James Lon Turner and resided in Arkaquah District of Union County, Georgia. Both are buried in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

4. Archibald Calloway, born 8 February 1873 and died 9 January 1957. He was married three times: Emma Nix, Holley Etter Collins, and Sarah Malissie Clark. They all lived and died in Union County, Georgia and are buried in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

5. Nancy Elizabeth, born 14 October 1874 and died 10 September 1966 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She married John Claude Wood.

6. Margaret S., born 2 April 1877 and died 13 November 1918. She married James Harkins.

7. William Marion was born 7 February 1879 and died 4 November 1921. He married Mary Jane Harkins
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8. Carey Donna was born 4 April 1880, and married Johnny Nicholson.

9. Charley Gouden was born 16 April 1882 and died 10 February 1969. He married Eller Smathers. No issue.

10. Martha Ellen was born 2 May 1884, and married Jerry L. Nix.

11. Naomey C. was born 16 May 1886 and died 9 June 1986. 

General Jackson Duckworth was a farmer and a blacksmith. His farm was a part of the original David Duckworth land and lay joining the Arkaquah-Choestoe District line. He made or built two farm wagons each year. He had "funny" ideas about many subjects and was "set in his way." He was in the Home Guard in the Civil War. He ran the first Agricultural Agent off his farm and told him not to come back. At time of an election, Francis Marion and Frank C. Duckworth would let the word out that they were voting for the man opposite their candidate to keep General J. from voting for the opposition.  General J. did not want anyone to think that Francis M. and Frank C. were "handling" him. General J. did not believe in education and said if a child was going to be a criminal that he would be a bigger criminal if he had an education and it was best for him not to know anything.


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