Notes for Green Duke: Warren County, NC Will Book 16:31, will of Green Duke, written 14 Feb 1811, proved May Ct 1811 Sons: William P. Duke, and Lewis P. duke, excr. Green B. Duke. Daughters: Elizabeth (w/o Thomas Hunt, excr), Sally (w/o Henry Fitts), Patsy Lytle, Nancy Clanton, Rebecca Washington Grand daughters: Polly Wortham and Patsy Lanier, daughters of my daughter Rebecca Washington. daughters of ( Winifred &) James Callier: Susannah, Polly, Rebecca, and Patsey Callier.
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This isn't my particular line of Greens, but I have collected a little info on them. It does look to me that your 1850 Green B. Duke is the one who married Rebecca Robertston in 1806. The 1850 census in Warren County had a lot of , let us say "lies" told about ages. I had several relatives who were off by as much as 25 years! By the way, the Mary Green who was supposedly married to William Duke, was said to have been born in Virginia, possibly Brunswick Co., and was the daughter of Henrietta & Thomas Edward Green, from what I've seen. I also never came across a marriage record for them. There does seem to have been a MARY (RANSOM) DUKE, who was married to a LEWIS P. DUKE. This MARY was the daughter of BURCHETT GREEN and SEYMOUR RANSOM, who died in 1820. Burchett's father was WILLIAM GREEN of Warren County, who died in 1799 and left a will where he left her $3000. LEWIS P. DUKE was a son of GREEN DUKE, Sr. as you will see below. I don't know if any of this will help you but here goes.
Here are some entries from the Warren County Will Abstracts 1779 1844, by Richard R. Dietz:
Entry # 148- GREEN DUKE, SR. - 14 Feb 1811 May Ct 1811 (Original) 16/31 Son WILLIAM P. DUKE- all my land on the east side of the new road running through the purchase patent from Fishing Creek Bridge to CHARLES MARSHALL, adj. ANDERSON WRIGHT, EDWARD WORTHAM, and MRS. TANNER, also a tract on both sides of the road from MARSHALL, adj MRS. CALLIER, WILLIAM HOGWOOD, EDWARD WORTHAM, and ANDERSON WRIGHT. the first fratct containing 1500 acres and the second 100 acres. Son WILLIAM- Negroes Paul, Hannah, Batt, Esses, Fill, Milly, Washington, Mingo, and Lucy. Son LEWIS P. DUKE- Negroes Cross, pinney, Ephraim, Charlotte, Sandy, Squire, Charles, Caroline, Matt, Fanny, Henry, and Amos. Son LEWIS- in trust for my son GREEN B. DUKE, land adj. MRS. MARSHALL, COL. BENJAMIN HAWKINS, WILLIAM WATSON, the fork of the creek, the land I gave my son LEWIS, the ridge path, the ninety-six old field, also Negroes Peter, Nan, Lucy, Fed, and Petro, and my son GREEN, may have the profits from this property, but may not remove or sell the Negroes or abuse the property. Daughter ELIZABETH HUNT, Negroes Tim, Linda, Thomas, Marcus, Charles, and Matildy. Daughter SALLY FITTS- Negroes Ned, Cuddy, Primus, Patience, Springer, and Alsey. Grandchildren SUSANNAH CALLIER, POLLY CALLIER, REBECKAH CALLIER, and PATSEY CALLIER- $300, which is in proportion to the estate I have given the children of JAMES CALLIER, which together with what I have paid for him will make him equal. Daughter PATSEY LYTLE- Negroes Aaron and Edy. To POLLY WORTHAM and PATSEY LANIER - $300 each, and this is the part of the estate given to my daughter REBECKAH WASHINGTON's two daughters instead of herself. My executors are to take $1000 to apply for the support of my daughter NANCY CLANTON. My executors are to sell my land in the Opossum Quarter and the Rich Neck lands. Balance of estate to be divided between WILLIAM P. DUKE, LEWIS P. DUKE, THOMAS HUNT, and HENRY FITTS. Ex: sons WILLIAM and LEWIS, sons-in-law HENRY FITTS and THOMAS HUNT Wit: ROBT. PARK, PHILIP C. POPE
> Entry # 154: WILLIAM DUKE (noncupative will) 26 Oct 1793 Oct Ct 1793 (Original) 8/278 Deposition of JONATHAN DAVIS and wife WINEFRED that they and MRS. JONES heard WILLIAM DUKE tell his son GREEN, the night before he died, to handle his tobacco, but to pay TORRENCE and ROBIN TURNBULL. (This will was presented at Halifax District Court in April, 1796)
> Entry # 230: (I will only quote a few words of this will, reading only the parts that involve Green Duke) PHILEMON HAWKINS,SR. 22 July 1801 Feb Ct. 1802 (Original) 11/226 > ...As part of my estate is in Warren and Granville Counties, I ask that GEN. THOMAS EATON, CAPT. JAMES TURNER, and GREEN DUKE of Warren County, and COL. > JOSEPH TAYLOR, COL. CHARLES EATON, and MAJOR JAMES VAUGHAN of Granville all held to divide my Negroes between my sons JOHN and PHILEMON...
> Entry #502: (Again, I will just quote a the part that mentions Duke, this person looks to be the one married to Rebecca Robertson) WILLIAM TWITTY 25 Feb 1817 May Ct 1817 (Original) 20/226 The note due me from JONES MITCHELL of Petersburg, the note due me from JOHN WILDER of Petersburg, the note due mer from CLACK ROBERTSON, and the note due me from ROBERT H. JONES, along with other book debts, sale of corn, etc. are to be used by my executors to buy 120 shares of bank stock, and this stock is to be diveded between my six children...At the time of the division, my interest in 800 acres on which GREEN DUKE now lives is to be sold and the proceeds added to my estate.
Entry# 149: JOHN DUKE 10 Jan 1784 Aug Ct 1787 (Original) 4/256 Daughter TELITHA PARRISH - 60 pounds. Son SIMON DUKE - Negro Tom, Son JOEL DUKE - Negro James. Son BENJAMIN DUKE - plantation where I now live and > Negroes Lucy and Fillis. Ex: wife RUTH DUKE, son BENJAMIN DUKE Wit; SAMUEL ROSS, SAMUEL CRUTCHFIELD,, ANNA DUKE, MARTHA DUKE