William Duke, eldest son of John and Margaret Duke, born 17 March, 1749, died in Berkeley Co., Va., 13 Sept., 1794; m. circa 1777, Mary Ann, dau. of Nicholas and Christina Lemon, of Frederick Co., Va. She was born in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry, 7 Jan., 1756; d. circa 1796, and was buried at "Southwood Springs," near Kearneysville, Berkeley Co., Va.
1, Margaret, b. 18 Aug., 1778; d. 5 Oct., 1839.
2, Francis, b. 29 Nov., 1783; d. 8 Nov., 1836.
3, John, b. 7 May, 1786; d. 31 March, 1871.
4, Robert, b. 9 Aug., 1788; d. 16 Aug., 1834.
5, Matthew, b. 5 Jan., 1791; d. circa 1820.
6, Nancy, b. 13 April, 1793; d. July, 1876.
1. Margaret Duke (John1, William2), eldest child of William and Mary A. Duke, b. Rocky Marsh, Berkeley Co., Va., 18 Aug., 1778; d. 5 Oct., 1839; m. circa 1794, Daniel Hendricks, a farmer, of Berkeley Co., Va., and son of Daniel (?) Hendricks and his wife Rebecca ( ?) Buckles, dau. of one of the early settlers, who located at "Rattling Springs" on the Potomac River, two miles above Harper's Ferry, Va....
2. Francis Duke (John1, William2), eldest son of William and Mary A. Duke, b. Rocky Marsh, 29 Nov., 1783; drowned at Harper's Ferry, Va., 8 Nov., 1836; m. 20 Nov., 1819, at Shepherdstown, Va., Elizabeth, dau. of Jacob and Rebecca (McNutt) Kendrick, of Lampeter Square, Lancaster Co., Pa....
3. John Duke (John1, William2), son of William and Mary A. Duke, b. Rocky Marsh, Va., 7 May, 1786; d. at Harper's Ferry, Va., 31 March, 1871; m. 23 Sept., 1813, Lucy Keys Talbot, dau. of Walter and Elizabeth (French) Talbot Shirley, a pioneer settler of Chestertown, Md. Her first husband was George Talbot, of Delaware City, Del., b. 1778; d. at Harper's Ferry, Va., 19 July, 1862....
4. Robert Duke (John1, William2), son of William and Mary A. Duke, b. at Rocky Marsh, Va., 9 Aug., 1788; d. at "Willow Springs," near Harper's Ferry, Va., 16 Aug., 1834; m. circa, 1815, Anna Newton Moore, dau. of Rev. Francis Moore, pastor of the Zoar Baptist Congregation (Ketochtin District), and his wife Sally Allnut, only dau. of Jesse, son of James Allnut, one of the original settlers of Dawsonville, Prince George's Co., Md., and his wife, Eleanor Chiswell....
5. Matthew Duke (John1, William2), son of William and Mary A. Duke, b. 5 Jan., 1791; he never married, but lived with his sister, Mrs. Daniel Hendricks. He served as a substitute in the War of 1812. The date of his death is unknown, but he was living in 1822. He was buried in the burial plot on the Hendricks farm, where his grave is marked by a sandstone with the letters "M. D." carved upon it.
6. Nancy Duke (John1, William2), second dau. and youngest child of William and Mary A. Duke, b. at Rocky Marsh, Va., 13 March, 1793; d. — July, 1876, and was buried at Rocky Marsh. She m. circa 1818, Isaac Clymer, Jr., son of Isaac Clymer, Sr., of Reading, Pa., and a cousin of George Clymer, Esq., a merchant of Philadelphia, and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Her husband was a soldier in the War of 1812; one of the Defenders of Baltimore and an eye-witness to the death of Lord Ross. Isaac Clymer, Jr., was b. circa 1779, and d. 10 Oct., 1870.