James Madison Duff

29 March 1846–21 August 1902 (Age 56)
Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Madison

When James Madison Duff was born on 29 March 1846, in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Knox Duff, was 42 and his mother, Dicey Eakin, was 36. He married Mary Frances Bone on 5 August 1869, in Hunt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Western District, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 2, Hunt, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 August 1902, in Dulaney, Hunt, Texas, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States.

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James Madison Duff
Mary Frances Bone
Marriage: 5 August 1869
John Ward Duff
William Jefferson Duff
Kate Estelle Duff
Ella Hayter Duff
Thomas Hinds Duff
James Retner Duff
Robert Dial Duff
Oscar Lindsey Duff
Samuel Francis Duff

Spouse and Children

5 August 1869
Hunt, Texas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Knox Duff


    Dicey Eakin




    Mary Emily Duff


    William Knox Duff


    Margarette E Duff


    John S Duff


    Alexander Duff


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World Events (8)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 4

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 15

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibh (‘descendant of Dubh’), Mac Giolla Duibh (‘son of the servant of Dubh’), or a short form of Duffin 2 (County Wexford), MacElduff (County Tyrone; see Kilduff ), Mac Duibh, and Duffy , all of which are formed from personal names containing the element dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ (widely used as a nickname or byname for a dark-haired man or man of dark temperament and as an element of personal names).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Duff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Duff in household of Dicey Duff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Duff in household of Samuel Duff, "United States Census, 1850"

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