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Monday, July 12, 2010

Dr. Basil Duke Home-Mason County


Located in Old Washington in Maysville, Kentucky. Its early history traces back to circa 1800. Dr. Basil Duke moved to Mason County in 1798 and practiced medicine in the community for 30 years; he died in 1828. Local history indicates the property was also a school/boarding house owned by a Rev. Robert McMurdy in 1849. Dr. Duke was the Grandfather of Confederate General Basil Duke,brother-in-law of General John Hunt Morgan, the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy'

3 comments:

MarthaScott said...

Would you happen to know where Dr. Duke and his wife Charlotte Marshall are buried?
Thank you

Steve Manning said...

I believe they are buried on the farm or at the Old Washington Baptist Cemetery.

Ruth said...

They are buried in a family cemetery behind the house on the hill across (to the east I believe) from the house that is pictured.