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Descendants of William and George Phelps

William Henry Diuguid was born in Kentucky and after his father died, came to Virginia with his uncle (Stephen) Sampson Diuguid. William learned the cabinet-making trade from his uncle and had a business for a number of years in Murray.

Later in his life he spent more time in agricultural interests. His wife, Catherine Malinda Churchill, was born on February 14, 1827 in Simpson, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Armistead G. Churchill and Mary Randolph Moore, and died on January 11, 1911 in Calloway County, Kentucky.

William and Catherine Diuguid had nine children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Diuguid was born on 7 January 1847. Mary married William Slayton Bourland, son of Baylos Earle Bourland and Nancy Lowe Donakey, on 9 June 1869. She died on 29 November 1923 in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky.
  2. Ann Rebecca Diuguid was born on 14 July 1848. Ann married Joshua T. Sledd on 12 May 1881. Joshua was born in 1833 in Missouri. Joshua married the daughter (Ann Rebecca Diuguid) of his first wife's (Florence Churchill) sister (Malinda Churchill). (In other words, his wife was first his niece.) Ann died on 24 March 1906 in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky.
  3. George Christian Diuguid, my great-great-grandfather, was born on 19 May 1850. He died on 9 Sep 1925. You can read more about his life in Kentucky and his descendants.
Rear: Anna Christy Phelps, Harold B. Phelps Jr., Anita Diuguid Houck, Linda Diuguid Grace, Dalton Grace, Ted, and Harry Houck. Front: Ruth Diuguid Cunningham with her two granddaughters. Taken in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1935.
  1. William "Billie" Henry Diuguid Jr. was born on 30 May 1852 in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky. He died on 5 February 1935 in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky. He was buried on 6 February 1935 in Murray City Cemetary, Murray, Kentucky.
  2. Edwin Samuel Diuguid was born on 13 August 1854. He died on 14 October 1934.
  3. James Francis Diuguid was born on 27 January 1857 in Calloway, Kentucky. He died on 20 April 1907 in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky. James married Ada Sarah Rose in June 1891. Ada was born on 13 April 1864 and died on 27 August 1941 in Calloway, Kentucky. They were both buried in the Murray City Cemetary.
  4. Paris Augustus Diuguid was born on 16 December 1859. He died on 12 March 1936 in Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky. He was buried in Murray City Cemetary.
  5. Guthrie Diuguid was born on 9 January 1862 in Calloway, Kentucky. He died on 10 December 1916 in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky. Guthrie married (first) Eudora "Dora" A. Ellis on 3 January 1894. Eudora was born on 24 January 1873. She died on 28 May 1898 in Murray, Kentucky. Guthrie married (second) Carrie Stone on 15 March 1900 in Calloway County, Kentucky. Carrie was born in February 1869. She died on 2 Jun 1937. They were all buried in the Murray City Cemetary.
  6. Beckham Diuguid was born on 4 July 1864. He died on 25 February 1937.

1 Personal letter to the author (April 25, 2005)