James Madison Duff

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

James Madison Duff
1846–1902
Mary Frances Bone
1851–1936
Marriage: 5 August 1869
John Ward Duff
1870–1961
William Jefferson Duff
1872–1953
Kate Estelle Duff
1875–1967
Ella Hayter Duff
1878–1879
Thomas Hinds Duff Sr.
1880–1952
James Retner Duff
1883–1942
Robert Dial Duff
1885–1908
Oscar Lindsey Duff
1888–1956
Samuel Francis Duff
1890–1968

Sources (18)

  • James Duff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James M Duff, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • James Madison Duff, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

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

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

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

Irish and Scottish: from Gaelic dubh ‘dark, black’, used both as a nickname and a personal name. In Scotland, it is typically a descriptive epithet for a dark-haired man (compare Dow 1). In Ireland, it is usually from Ó Duibh ‘descendant of Dubh’ or Mac Giolla Duibh ‘son of the servant of Dubh’. It is also found as a short form of Duffin and a variant of Duffy . See also McDuff .

In some cases possibly also a shortened form of Breton Le Duff , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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