I realize you posted this in 2005/2006. But, if you are still active, I am a direct descendant of Ruby Lacey and John Dukes and have some information.
Ruby Lacey and John Dukes
William Lacey Dukes and Martha Jane Eshleman
Bertha Dukes and Paul K Young
Walter Young and Vivian Buck
Marlin Young and Sherry Suboter
I have all the information regarding William Lacey Dukes and all his descendants. Including some information on his uncles and siblings who settled in Ramona, San Diego County, California.