Generation Three



10.  Elizabeth “Betsy” MORRICLE (William, William); born August 10, 1807 in Floyd County, VA;[1],[2] married George Duncan Sr., son of Blanch Duncan Sr. and Nancy Reed, January 18, 1826 in Montgomery Co., VA;[3] died July 28, 1886 in Floyd Co., VA, at age 78 and buried in the Duncan Cemetery, no stone.[4]


     George DUNCAN Sr. was born in 1801 in Floyd County, VA.[5] He was Farmer in 1850 in Floyd Co., VA.[6] He was Farmer with $1000 in real estate and $897 in personal property in 1860 in Floyd Co., VA.[7] He died on January 23, 1860 in Floyd Co., VA of fever and was buried in the Duncan Cemetery.[8]  For more on this family see the Duncan family section.    



11.  Samuel MORRICLE (William, William); born August 5, 1809 in Floyd Co., VA;[9], married Mildred Williams August 4, 1834 in Botetourt Co., VA; died March 10, 1886 in Floyd Co., VA, at age 76 and buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in unmarked grave. [10]

     "Sam Morricle was the only son of Billy and Peggy Morricle.  Sam met Mildred Williams when she came to Floyd County with the family of Jeremiah Starr for a stay of several months.  They boarded at Harvey Deskins' who lived on Main Street beside the public square.  When the Starrs and Mildred returned to their home in Botetourt County, Sam followed them and he and Mildred were married there.  They returned to Floyd where they made their home.  (The Williams family history has been printed separately.)

     Sam and Mildred lived in a two-story log house on a hill almost within sight of his father's house, overlooking the road (now Route 8) and the mill on Dodds Creek.  After his father's death, he ran through with all he had.  He sold out and moved three miles on the other side of the town of Floyd on the Woods Gap Road, where he and Mildred lived for the rest of their days."[11]


     Mildred WILLIAMS was born in 1812 in Rockbridge Co., VA. She died in 1895 in Floyd Co., VA and was buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in unmarked grave.[12]

     Children of Samuel Morricle and Mildred Williams were as follows:

            40.          i.     Orlena; born 1836; married Asa D. Burnett February 4, 1858 in Floyd Co., VA; died circa 1868.[13]

            41.          ii.     Mary J.; born 1838; married Joseph Sowers September 22, 1867 in Floyd Co., VA.[14]

+          42.        iii.     Headen Bean, born October 4, 1840; married Mary Emaline Epperly.

+          43.         iv.     James William, born December 1, 1841; married Mary Elizabeth Finch.

            44.         v.     Nancy A.; born June 5, 1844; married Daniel R. Simmons December 27, 1870 in Floyd Co., VA; died July 28, 1873 at age 29 and was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery.[15]

            45.         vi.     Asberry; born 1846; died circa 1865.[16]

      A Civil War soldier, he began military service circa 1864 in the 4th VA Infantry Reserves, Co. I, as a Private.[17]

            46.       vii.     Elmira;[18] born March 9, 1850; married John Henry Smith September 24, 1879 in Floyd Co., VA; died May 2, 1906 in Salem, VA, at age 56 and buried in the Lutheran Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.[19]

     She had the "reputation of being an excellent cook."[20]

+          47.       viii.     John T., born December, 1851; married Mary E. Whitlow.

            48.         ix.     Virginia “Jennie” Alice; born May 30, 1854; married Jude Tuggle Thomas February 27, 1881 in Floyd Co., VA; died September 19, 1926 at age 72 and buried in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.[21]

            49.         x.     Demaris “Molly” L.; born 1858; died in childhood.[22]




1st Generation

2nd Generation, pt. 1

2nd Generation, pt. 2

3rd Generation, pt. 1

3rd Generation, pt. 2

3rd Generation, pt. 3

3rd Generation, pt. 4

4th Generation, pt. 1

4th Generation, pt. 2

4th Generation, pt. 3


5th Generation









[1]baptized Feb 12, 1809.

[2]Tise, The Morricle Family, p. 40.

[3]Genealogical Research System, Marriage Records, Early-1850, Southern States .

[4]Tise, The Morricle Family, p. 40.

[5]1850 VA, Floyd Co. Census, #924 Listed as George Dunkin.


[7]1860 VA, Floyd County Census ,#869, George Duncan listing. Hereinafter cited as 1860 VA, Floyd County Census.

[8]Floyd County, Virginia, Death Records, 1853-1882, online Hereinafter cited as Floyd Co. Deaths, 1853-1882.

[9]baptized Oct 1809.

[10]Tise, The Morricle Family, p. 47.





[15]Ibid., p. 54.



[18]Almira on tombstone.

[19]Tise, The Morricle Family, p. 54.


[21]Ibid., p. 56.

[22]Ibid., p. 57.