VI.A. ELIZABETH KEELER
B: 29 Dec 1804 Sevier County
M: Wilson Duggan (23 Sep 1803-14 Feb 1875)
D: 3 Jun 1889-Duggan Memorial Cemetery
Elizabeth, daughter of Catherine Fox and Joseph Keeler, married
Col. Wilson Duggan, who was a lawyer in Sevier County. He
was licensed to practice law in December 1829 and practiced
until his death in the 1870's. Wilson served as a representative
to the Tennessee legislature in 1843-53 and 1865-67. Besides
his extensive law practice, Col. Duggan owned a good .farm and
was a teacher in 1826-27. He was the son of Robert Duggan, a
veteran of the Revolution and Margaret Dunn. Their children
+ a. Lemuel Duggan, born 1827-8.
+ b. Pryor L. Duggan, born 1829-30.
c. Lisa Duggan, born 1831.
d. Jason Duggan, born 1834-4
e. Margaret C. Duggan, born 27 Mar 1838. She Married 19
Feb 1882 Rev. James A.
Thomas. Margaret died 18 Jun 1911 and is buried in Bethel
+ f. William H.H. Duggan, born 1839.
g. Elizabeth Duggan, born 22 Sep 1844. She died 18 Mar
1875 and is buried in Duggan Memorial Cemetery.
+ h. Wilson Laverne Duggan, born 29 Jul 1848.
i. Robert Campbell Duggan, born 1849-50.
Sevier County Will Book I
Pages 203-4: In the name of God, amen. I Wilson Duggan, a
citizen of Sevier County, Tennessee, do make and publish this
my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and annulling all
wills by me heretofore at any time made.
1st: I desire that as soon after my decease as practicable, my
Executrix, who is herein after named shall will and truly pay all
my Indebtedness and
2nd: I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife Elizabeth all
my property, real, personal and mixed during the full terms of
her natural life and to our four youngest children: to wit.
Margaret C., Elizabeth, Wilson L., and Robt. C. Duggan at her
death. I make no provision herein for any other of my Children ,
having heretofore provided for all of them.
3rd: I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Elizabeth Duggan to
be my sole Executrix of this will and waive the execution of
Bond on her part. In witness whereof I have heretofore Set my
hand and Seal this the 20th day of March 1874.
/Signed/ Wilson Duggan (Seal)
Witnesses: P.G.Fulkerson & T.R. Coruick,Jr. 20 Mar 1874.
Admitted to probate on 20 Jul 1875 and ordered to be recorded.
Sevier County Census Records
1840: 211001 - 11001
Men: 30-40 = Wilson 36 Women: 20-30 = Catherine 34
10-15 = Lemuel 12 5-10 = Lisa 9
5-10 = Pryor 10 0-5 = Margaret 2
0-5 = Jason 6
0-5 = William 1
Wilson 46 Wilson 56
Lawyer $2000 Lawyer $5000 $1728
Elizabeth 44 Elizabeth 54
Lemuel 23 -----
Pryor 21 -----
Lisa 19 ? See Lucy Watkins below
Jason 16 -----
Margaret 14 Margaret 20
William H. 11 William 22
Elizabeth 8 Elizabeth 18
Wilson 2 Wilson 18?
Robert C. 8 mos. Robert 11
----- John Watkins
----- Lucy Watkins 28
----- Mary Watkins 2