Hannah Palestine Duff

Brief Life History of Hannah Palestine

When Hannah Palestine Duff was born on 20 September 1856, in Washington, Virginia, United States, her father, Stephen Bovelle Duff, was 43 and her mother, Sally Neal, was 42. She lived in Western District, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died in 1864, at the age of 8, and was buried in Green Spring Cemetery, Green Spring, Washington, Virginia, United States.

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Stephen Bovelle Duff
Sally Neal
Mary Jane Duff
Mary Elizabeth Duff
John Van Buren Duff
Robert Glenn Duff
Samuel Goodson Duff
George Barr Duff
Margaret Jane "Maggie" Duff
David Theodore " Ted" Duff
Nathaniel Francis Duff
Hannah Palestine Duff

Sources (9)

  • Hannah Duff in household of Stephen B Duff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hannah P Duff, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Hannah Palestine Palestine Duff, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (4)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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