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*Samuel Duree

Male 1775 - 1857  (81 years)


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  • Name *Samuel Duree  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 12 Mar 1775  Conewago, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jan 1857  Pennington Cemetery In Hayesville. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Jan 1857  Keokuk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I159144  My Genealogy

    Father *Petrus Peter Durie,   b. 13 Jul 1754, Hackensack, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1827, Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Anna Shafer Seever,   b. 2 Nov 1759, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1829, Switzerland County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1774  Conewago, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Walls,   b. 16 Feb 1774, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1860, Missouri, While Living With Her Son Peter. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1796  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter W. Duree,   b. 17 Jun 1797, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jacob Duree,   b. 31 Jul 1799, Shelby County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. *George Duree,   b. 20 Aug 1801, Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1879, Franklin Township, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Henry Duree,   b. 20 Feb 1804, Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Duree,   b. 3 Oct 1806, Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Samuel Duree, Jr.,   b. 12 Sep 1809, Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Daniel Duree,   b. 5 Feb 1812, Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. David Jackson Duree,   b. 22 Oct 1814, Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F9342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Durie Family PC 929.2 Public Library, Rockville, Parke County,Indiana; Published 1985 By Howard I. Durie, Pomona, New York. Bookreference: Durie, H.I., THE DIRIE FAMILY, Pomona, New York 1985.
      Page 96-97, # 111.
      "Samuel was 6 years old in Mar 1781 when his father, aunt and unclewere slain by Indians while staying at the cabin near Moberly,Kentucky, where the two families had gone only a couple of daysbefore. He, his mother and sister Wyntie aged 3 years, werefortunately spared the dame fate and returned safely to the White OaksSpring Station. They remained there until Jan 1782, then accompaniedgrandfather Samuel Duree and his remaining family to live at the LowDutch Station in Mercer County.
      Samuel was raised from the age of 9 years by step-father Daniel Bantawho was his father's cousin. He remained in Mercer County aftermarriage, and may have gone to the Low Dutch Colony in Shelby Countywhen it was permanently settled in about 1795/96.
      Samuel was a farmer and subsequently moved to Hardin County where hewas taxed for farms of different size, horses and cattle, beginning in1810. While living there he served in the Third Regiment of StateMilitia from 1815 to 1820.
      Anne was left a share of the land covered by treasury warrantstotaling 4445 acres in Kentucky, together with a share of the personalestate, by her father's will made 06 June 1785 and proved in BerkeleyCounty.
      In 1822 Samuel moved across the Ohio River into Indiana. Created aState in 1816, it was then called an area of "vast forest justpenetrated in places by back woods settlers who were half hunters,half farmers." He purchased in Mar 1822, land in Parke County locatedin Section 1, township 15, range 6 west, containing 80 acres in thenortheast part of present Union Township, a little southwest ofPortland Mills. There he cleared some of the land and farmed until1854. His appointment as a Justice of the Peace in Parke County wasrecorded 5 May 1828. On 17 Feb 1854, the land was sold to Joseph R.Reddick, less half an acre where a graveyard had been established. Afurther deed was made 7 July 1856 to Thomas J. Slavens.
      Samuel and his wife subsequently moved to Keokuk County, Iowa, wheresons Jacob and Daniel had homes. He died 4 Jan 1857 and was the firstinterment in the Pennington Cemetery in Hayesville. Administration onhis estate was granted 11 June 1858 in Parke County, Indiana, to sonDavid who filed an inventory of certain notes due amounting to$1688.74 in the hands of son Daniel in Iowa. Because no assets werein his possession, David was discharged 14 may 1861, and Daniel actedas administrator in Iowa.
      Anne subsequently lived with son Peter in Missouri where she died 11Jan 1860. She was buried in the Pickett-Duree Cemetery, somersetTownship, Putnam County. the birth dates of the children were takenfrom Samuel's Bible." Transcribed by, SLJuhl, 10 Aug 2005]

      "... Samuel grew to manhood in Kentucky, where he married and reared alarge family of children. He was greatly opposed to slavery, and in1818, to get away from the influence of that institution, he came withhis family to Indiana, where he settled near Portland Mills, in ParkeCounty. Later he went to Keokuk County, Iowa, where he died early inthe '50's (1850's). Of his seven children, two are living, one inMercer County, Mo., and the other in Ohio. George was born born inHardin County, Ky., in 1801, and was the third in a a family of sevenchildren." Montgomery-Putman County Book, Duree, Portrait AndBiographical Record, pg. 134. Other references:
      Lineage Book, DAR, Vol. 122
      Berkeley County (Va) Will
      Hardin County Tax Lists (Ky), Kentucky Historical Society
      Land Entries, Parke County (Ind) Deeds 15-233; 17-305
      The Low dutch Company, a History of the Holland Dutch Settlements ofthe Kentucky Frontier, 1982, Vincent Akers

  • Sources 
    1. [S2923] Citation Text: Mercer County, Kentucky Tax Lists.

    2. [S2924] Citation Text: History of Lawrence, Orange & Washington Counties,Indiana, Goodspeed.

    3. [S2925] Citation Text: Centennial History of Washington County, Indiana,Stevens.

    4. [S2926] Citation Text: Kentucky & Indiana U.S. Federal Census Records.