Duffer, Hawkins & Bell Family

Duffer, Hawkins & Bell Family

Contributed by Chris Landram
© 2002

William W. Duffer was born 1796 in Charlotte Co., VA. William died 28 April 1872 in Jefferson Co., IL. He married on 4 Sept 1820 in Charlotte Co. VA to Rebecca Hawkins. Rebecca was born 1803, she died Apr. 1851 in Sumner Co. TN. Rebecca is the daughter of Robert Hawkins and his 1st wife Elizabeth Smith.

William W. Duffer and Rebecca moved to Sumner Co. in the 1820's. Robert Hawkins moved to Sumner Co. in the 1820's.

Known children of William Duffer and Rebecca Hawkins are:

  1. Abner B. Duffer was born abt. 1834 in TN. He died after 1900 in Knobel, Clay Co. AR. Abner married 23 April 1860 in Sumner Co. TN to Malvina Bell. For more information see below.

  2. Harriett Jane Duffer was born 16 November 1836. She died in 1911. Harriett married 13 October 1859 in Sumner Co. TN to George Marion Gillespie. Their children are: Aldrich Oma married James Bright, Belmont, Queen married David Kelsey, Susan D., William, Jacob, Thomas, George, and James Graham.

  3. J. E. Duffer was born 1838.

  4. Richard A. Duffer was born 1845. He married (2nd) 28 July 1863 in Dodds, IL to Nancy M. Shaver. m: 28 July 1863 in Dodds, Illinois


Abner B. Duffer married Malvina Bell (daughter of Pleasant V. Bell and Lucinda "Lucy" Gaines, possibly a granddaughter of James Bell. For more information see the Family of James Bell). Malvina was born abt. 1840 in Simpson Co. KY. She died after 1900 in Knobel, Clay Co. AR.

Children of Abner Duffer and Malvina Bell are:

  1. William W. Duffer was born abt. 1862 TN. Died after 9 Sept 1902 New Albany, Floyd Co. IN. William married Martha.

  2. Richard Graham or Graham Richard Duffer was born abt. 1864.

  3. Wilmetta Jane Duffer was born abt. 1868.

  4. James Duffer was born abt. 1870.

  5. Susan Belmont Duffer was born 8 Jan 1874 Sumner Co. TN. Died 31 July 1948 Paragould, AR. Married 25 Jan 1899 to Kenneth Jordan. Born 18 Sept 1864 Jordan Station, KY. Died 25 Sept 1962, Paragould AR

  6. Hezekiah Duffer was born March 1882 TN. Died Nov. 1963 Iowa.

  7. John G. Duffer was born 18 June 1881 TN. Died 3 Jan 1950 Paragould, AR.




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