States: Texas: Grimes
I'm sorry I don't have any information on the people you mentioned in your message, but I'm wondering if the surname DUKE in your subject, might be connected to my DUKEs in Grimes Co. My ggg grandparents were Matthew DUKE, Jr. and Hixie CHEEK. She is said to have died in Navasota, Grimes Co. TX before 1879. She doesn't appear in the 1850 or 1860 census, but her son Matthew Jackson DUKE, b. 1815, and his family do appear in both. Please let me know if you think there's a connection. Thanks very much.