Person:John Duff (8)

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m. 4 Jul 1819
  1. John Thomas Duff1822 - 1868
  2. Noel Banks Duff1827 - 1862
m. 26 Jan 1845
  1. William Harl Duff1845 - 1921
  2. Charles Matthew Duff1847 - 1905
  3. Noella Banks Duff1850 - 1905
  4. John Thomas Duff, I1852 - 1854
  5. Margaret Stocker Duff1854 - 1857
  6. Elizabeth Kelly Duff1857 - 1859
  7. Louis Burns Duff1859 - 1892
  8. John Thomas Duff, II1861 - 1931
  9. George Franklin Duff1863 - 1933
Facts and Events
Name John Thomas Duff
Gender Male
Other[2] 1822 KentuckyAlt. Birth
Birth[1] 9 Sep 1822 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Other[2] 1824 ScotlandAlt. Birth
Marriage 26 Jan 1845 New Albany, Floyd County, Indianato Mary Magdaline Clyne
Census[2] 1850 Harrison, Vigo, Indiana
Census[2] 1850 New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana
Census[3] 1860 Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois
Death[1] 17 Feb 1868 Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Other? Civil War - Union VeteranMilitary
Burial? Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Address: 1538 California Avenue St. Louis, Missouri Name: John Thomas DUFF Address 1: 1538 California Avenue City: St. Louis State: Missouri

JOHN THOMAS DUFF was born and spent the early years of his life in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. He lived in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana with his wife after they were married in 1845.

In 1840 John was living in Northern Township, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

John later moved to Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana and ran a store with his brother, Noel Banks Duff.

John later moved back to New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana; then Bloomington, Illinois; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; Darwin, Clark County, Illinois; back to Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; and then Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois.

In 1850 John was living with his family in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana.

In 1857 and 1858, John was involved with Major G W Long in a survey of the Illinois River and the rapids at Keokuk, Iowa.

In 1860 John was living with his family in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois. The value of his real estate was $4,000.00 and his personal property was $7,000.00.

While living in Litchfield, Illinois, John was a merchant.

John volunteered to serve in the War between the States. He served with Federal forces. He enlisted as a sergeant in Company D, 7th Illinois, Infantry in Springfield, Illinois on April 16, 1861. He was discharged from the army on April 25, 1862. (Source: Adjutant General's Report - Illinois, Volume 1: 1861 - 1866, Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men from 7th to 15th Regiment) He re-enlisted in the Mississippi Marine Brigade (Union) under Commodore Andrew H. Foote who commanded a Gunboat Flotilla on the Mississippi River. He served as 1st and 3rd Master on the U.S.S. Benton (Foote's flagship), the Maria Denning and others. He was later discharged.

John is buried in Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, Illinois.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Duff Family Bible.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 1850 United States Federal Census NS73513 Source Media Type: Ancestry.com.
  3. 1860 United States Federal Census NS73383 Source Media Type: Ancestry.com.