The McDuffie Family settled in the Allentown Community. Charlie McDuffie homestead certificate was issued 11/24/1903. (Bureau of Land Management Records.) Early settlements were tightly knitted together with families often united together in marriages. Communication and transportation were limited and your community was the center of your world.
Charles McDuffie married Minnie Eugene Snow.
Minnie was the daughter of Washington William Snow who homesteaded in1882 in Allentown. Minnie’s mother, Essemiste Winnie Lee was the daughter of John Littleton Lee and Elizabeth Rebecca Rester.
John Littleton Lee Homesteaded in 1833 in the Allentown community. Minnie’s mother Elizabeth Rester, was a descendent of Frederick Rester who purchased public land in 1840. (Bureau of Land Management Records)
According to “The Scrapbook of Memories”,” some of the related families to the McDuffie Family are Fincher, Allen, Foster, Pierce, Rester, Harwell, Maples, Reeves, and Sullivan
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