Person:Andrew Duckett (1)

Andrew Jackson Duckett
m. 1 Aug 1833
  1. Jemima Duckett1835 - 1929
  2. Elizabeth Duckett1838 - 1924
  3. Jacob Peake Duckett1840 - 1911
  4. James Lilborne Duckett1842 - 1913
  5. Sarah W Duckett1844 - 1844
  6. Mary Worles Duckett1845 - 1907
  7. Andrew Jackson Duckett1848 - 1929
  8. Elvira Jane Duckett1851 - 1920
  9. Thomas Henry Duckett, , M. D.1854 - 1936
  10. Sarah Adeline Duckett1857 -
  11. Julia Ann Duckett1861 - 1902
Facts and Events
Name Andrew Jackson Duckett
Alt Name Andrew Jackson "Jack" Duckett
Gender Male
Birth? May 1848 Warren County, Kentucky
Death[1] 8 Oct 1929 Lamar, Barton County, Missouri
Other? 8 Oct 1929 Lake Cemetery, Lamar, Barton County, MissouriCemetery
Burial? 9 Oct 1929 Lake Cemetery, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri
Other[2] 11 Oct 1929 Lamar, Barton County, MissouriThe Lamar Democrat Obituary

ANDREW JACKSON DUCKETT was born on May 16, 1848 in Warren County, Kentucky. He later moved to Barton County, Missouri. He later moved to Dade County, Missouri. He later returned to Barton County, Missouri.

Andrew was a farmer.

Andrew was a charter member of First Baptist Church, Lockwood, Missouri.The meeting to organize the church was held in his home in 1882. He served as Sunday School Superintendent. He served as church messenger tothe Dade County Baptist Association in 1898. He later became a member of First Baptist Church, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri. He served as church clerk.

The 1850 census shows Andrew living with his parents in 2nd District, Warren County, Kentucky.

Andrew moved with his parents to Barton County, Missouri in 1855.

The 1860 census shows Andrew living with his parents in Newton Township, Barton County, Missouri.

During the Civil War, Andrew was forced to move with his family to Pettis County, Missouri because of chaotic lawlessness in which this part of the country was plunged. At the close of the Civil War, Andrew returned with his parents to Barton County, rebuilt the buildings and fences, and began life anew.

The 1870 census shows Andrew living with his parents in Horsecreek Township, Dade County, Missouri.

Andrew later moved to Newport, Barton County, Missouri and operated a mercantile business.

The 1900 census shows Andrew living with his family in Cedar Township, Dade County, Missouri.

Andrew later moved to Lockwood, Dade County, Missouri and operated a hardware store and later a dry good business with his brother, James Duckett.

About 1910 Andrew moved to Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.

In 1911 Andrew was living with his family in Lamar at North Seventh Street, Barton County, Missouri. (Source: Barton County Directory, Schopf and Collins, 1911)

The 1920 census shows Andrew living with his wife in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.

Andrew died on October 8, 1929 in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri. He is buried in Lake Cemetery, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.

  1. The Lamar Democrat
    October 1929.

  2. A. J. Duckett Dies

    Came to Barton County 73 years ago.

    Our well known Townsman had suffered from an insidious and incurable disease for years - Had been confined to his bed for five months - Born near Bowling Green, Kentucky, 81 years ago - Came to Barton County when he was a lad of eight, 73 years ago - Father settled on present Mrs. Bob Rector Farm east of Milford, nearly three quarters of a century ago - Mr. Duckett was in the Mercantile Business at Newport, Cedarville, and finally at Lockwood, retiring twenty years ago and coming to Lamar.

    A. J. Duckett who came to Barton County when he was a lad of eight 73 years ago died at his home on South Poplar Street at 2:30, Tuesday morning, after a long wasting illness of 5 months, and several years of frail precarious health. Mr. Duckett suffered from a sort of creeping palsy or paralysis which medical science has no real means of combating. For several years he has been growing weaker and more feeble, not only because of his years but from this insidious abdication of the nerves.

    One day last May, Mr. Duckett went to a property he owned, here in town, to do some "fixing up." He mowed the weeds and did other things about the place, taxing too far his failing strength.

    The effect of the over-exertion sent him to his bed, and he was never again able to be up and about. He was conscious up to Saturday afternoon when he fell into a coma which ended his life.

    Funeral services were announced to be held at the Christian Church, at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Duckett was a lifelong Baptist but because of repairs not yet completed the Baptist Church was not in a condition to accommodate a funeral service.

    A. J. Duckett was the son of Thomas Duckett, who was one of Barton County's best known pioneers. He was born near Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1848. Eight years later he moved to Missouri with his parents. Thomas Duckett settled on what is now the Mrs. Bob Rector farm, two miles east of Milford, where he bought a section of land and proceeded to make extensive improvements. When the Civil War came, Mr. Duckett was compelled to move his family to a place of greater safety, so they spent three years in Pettis County, near Sedalia. When they returned to the farm after the close of the war, all of the improvements including their farm house, barns and fencing had been burned to the ground.

    The Duckett boys and girls went to school, following the war, in a school house, built on their father's farm. It was the only school in Milford township.

    In 1878, the deceased and Miss Molly Teague were married at Cedarville. Mr. Duckett farmed for a time near Cedarville. But shortly he went into the mercantile business at Newport. He went from Newport to Cedarville, where he ran a store for some time, and from there, he went to Lockwood, where he and his brother, the late James Duc kett were in business for a good many years. First they ran a hardware store. Later they were in the dry goods business.

    About twenty years ago, Mr. Duckett retired from business and moved to Lamar, where he has resided ever since. He was one of a family of ten children, of whom his younger brother, our townsman, Dr. T. H. Duckett, is the only one living. An older sister, Mrs. Jemima Haines, died about six weeks ago, near Bolivar, at the age of 95.

    Mr. Duckett is survived by his faithful and devoted wife and by a foster daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Burroughs.

    A man of unbending integrity, unshaken convictions, quiet, kindly, unobtrusive, but ever faithful, this was our late townsman, who had laid down his burden and fell into that last long peaceful sleep.