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Alexander McDuffie, with his brothers, Duncan, George, and Daniel, were the sons of Archie McDuffie, who came from Scotland, and settled on the Raft Swamp, in North Carolina, and died there, his sons and two daughters removing to this county after his death. Alexander, the eldest, settled on what is now known as the old "McDuffie place," on Little Pee Dee, where the Rev. J. H. Moody now lives; he married Jennette McQueen, and had seven sons and two daughters. Alexander has two sisters who lived with him, Margaret and Nancy. Duncan brother of Alexander married Mary Carmichael, sister of Sheriff Archie and "Hatter" John. George, the third brother of Alexander, died while a young man, he was a hatter by trade, and never married. Daniel, the youngest of the four brothers, married a Miss Blue.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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