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William Jackson Duckworth
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1823
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul., 1856
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA

William Jackson Duckworth was the son of William and Elizabeth (Thompson) Duckworth, early pioneer settlers of Posey County, Indiana. William Jackson was a nephew of my great grandmother Elizabeth Duckworth Jones. He was born 3 June 1823 in Jackson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana. His parents had been farming in Black Township, Posey County, Indiana where a number of Duckworths, Joneses and Givenes also had established farms in the early 1810-20s. However, by 1820 his parents had moved to Sullivan County, just north of Posey County and developed a farm. It was here that they raised their twelve children: Lucinda, John, Mary, Joseph, William Jackson, Thomas T., Nancy, Sarah, Margaret Reed, Robert Marion, Elizabeth Ann and David Jefferson. On 27 November 1845 when William was twenty-two years of age, he married Eleanor "Ellen" Harriet Biggs. The couple had three children: George Taylor, John Thomas and James Madison. He spent the next eleven years of his life developing a farm in Sullivan County near the farms of his parents and the parents of his wife. William died in July of 1856 on the Biggs farm. It is interesting to note that two of his sisters also married into the Biggs family. His sister Sarah married Martin Biggs and another of his sisters Nancy married the second time to Nathan C. Biggs. Family tradition places William's burial in the Bagdad (Campbell) Cemetery along with his brother Thomas T. and sister Nancy. 
Family links: 
  William Duckworth (1795 - 1839)
  Elizabeth Thompson Duckworth (1797 - 1863)
  John Duckworth (1843 - 1923)*
  Lucinda Duckworth Crist (1814 - 1879)*
  Mary Duckworth Crist (1819 - ____)*
  Joseph Duckworth (1821 - ____)*
  William Jackson Duckworth (1823 - 1856)
  Thomas T. Duckworth (1825 - 1865)*
  Sarah Duckworth Biggs (1829 - 1917)*
  Elizabeth Ann Duckworth Stark (1836 - ____)*
  David Jefferson Duckworth (1838 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Gravesite has not been identified
Bagdad Cemetery
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Holland St John
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51169114
William Jackson Duckworth
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A memorial in memory of my Illinois cousin William. He was a nephew of my great grandmother Elizabeth Duckworth Jones. Rest in peace.
- Holland St John
 Added: Apr. 15, 2010

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