Leah Willey Duck

1814–1905 (Age 90)
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Leah Willey

When Leah Willey Duck was born on 28 September 1814, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thaddeus Duck, was 24 and her mother, Sele " Celia" Mullins, was 21. She married B. I. Waterson on 21 February 1840, in Shelby, Alabama, United States. She died on 2 August 1905, in Brierfield, Bibb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Brierfield, Bibb, Alabama, United States.

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Leah Willey Duck
B. I. Waterson
Marriage: 21 February 1840

Spouse & Children

  • Female1814–1905Female

  • B. I. Waterson


21 February 1840
Shelby, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 16

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 32

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 (1)

  • Lean Duck, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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