|Burke||Family History||William Henry Duckworth and Catherine Singleton: A Family of Burke County, North Carolina||Book||212 pages||$25.00||2010||Winston|
Why did I (Winston) write this book?
This publication contains all the descendants of William Henry and Catherine Singleton Duckworth that this writer has been able to identify. William Henry and Catherine had four children, two boys and two girls. Only the two boys are believed to have lived to adulthood.
Like many other men living in the South, William Henry enlisted in the Confederate Army. He enlisted in September 1862 and died July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. North Carolina supplied more servicemen to the Confederate Army than any other state. At Gettysburg, one of every four soldiers killed was a North Carolinian. A North Carolina unit penetrated deepest into the Union lines there.
Back home after William Henry's death Catherine was left with small children. A number of the descendants of her sons, Joseph Walter and William Lucius, are listed in this book.
While this book is a compilation of the known Duckworth descendants, it is hoped that each one who reads this book will be encouraged to trace back the people of the spouses that married Duckworths and also add their own children in order that the later descendants will have a more complete picture of their ancestry.