Caroline Duck

Alabama, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Duck was born about 1824, in Alabama, United States, her father, Thaddeus Duck, was 34 and her mother, Sele " Celia" Mullins, was 31. She married William Falkner before 1840, in Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States. She lived in Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Greenville, Butler, Alabama, United States in 1870. She died before 1891, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 66.

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Caroline Duck
William Falkner
Marriage: before 1840

Spouse & Children

  • Female1824–1891Female

  • William Falkner


before 1840
Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 2

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler.2 Irish: English name adopted as an equivalent of Lohan (an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’) by mistranslation, as if from lacha ‘duck’.3 Dutch: variant of Duyck . In a German-speaking environment, this is also a variant of ( VAN ) Dyck .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Caroline Falkner in household of William Falkner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Falkner in household of William Falkner, "United States Census, 1850"

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