Duncans in Brown Co. IN


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised May 10, 2009

Formed 1836 from Monroe, Bartholomew, Jackson


1840 Brown Co. IN Census
Hamblin Twp
Pg.182  Edward Duncan      2001      - 1000,1
        William Duncan     0000,1    - 2000,1
   183  Jesse Duncan       0000,1    - 1000,1001
          (Edward and William at bottom of page,
             Jesse at top of next page)

1850 Brown Co. IN Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1/1984)
Pg.199, #127-128, Wm. W. DUNCAN 39 SC farmer $800
                  Minerva 33 KY
                  John H. 13, Wm. R. 10 IN
                  Henry L. 7, Lewis M. 5 IN
                  Margaret S. 3, Granville 1 IN
                  (MAD: 1840 and 1860 Monroe Co. IN census; William Washington Duncan mar. Minerva C. Myers 12/15/1834 Monroe Co. IN)
Jackson Twp.
Pg.212, #102-103, John ANDIS 34 VA farmer $600
                  Eliza Ann 24 OH
                  Hannah M. 6, Samuel R. 5 IN
                  Sarah J. 3, Oliver H. 1 IN
                  Emanuel WOLFE 26 KY none (occupation)
                  (MAD: looking for John Andis, wife Rhoda, dau. of Abner Duncan and Rachel Ward of Washington Co. VA)
Pg.224, #76-76, William DUNCAN 31 KY farmer $0
                  Mary Ann 33 KY
                  Minerva 13, Emerine 11 IN
                  Julia Ann 9, Emily 7 IN
                  Leah F. 5, Ann E. 3 IN
                  William E. 1 IN
                  (MAD: 1860 Douglas Co. KS census; William Duncan mar. Polly Ann Gollaspy 2/21/1836 Johnson Co. IN; Manerva Duncon mar. Joseph Fricker 2/21/1855)
Pg.224, #77-77, William OLMSTEAD 37 NY farmer $0
                  Elizabeth 28 KY
                  John L. 5, Joseph 4 KY, Taylor 1 IN
Pg.225, #83-83, Edward DUNCAN 38 KY farmer $600
                  Susan 36 KY
                  George 14, Harriet 12 IN
                  William 9, Mary 7 IN
                  Edward 5, Susan 1 IN
                  William CARDWELL 77 VA
                  (MAD: mar. Susan Cardwell 9/14/1833 Oldham Co. KY; 1860 Douglas Co. KS census)
Pg.231, #164-167, Jesse DUNCAN 33 KY farmer $800
                  Catherine 30 KY
                  Mary E. 10, Judith A. 7 IN
                  William F. 5, America (f) 2 IN
                  Elizabeth 68 KY
                  (MAD: Elizabeth Ford or Farrel or Force mar. William Duncan 5/7/1809 Shelby Co. KY; 1834 deed C-234 Oldham Co. KY, of Johnson Co. IN; Jesse Duncan mar. Katharine Cardwell 3/1/1838)

1860 Brown Co. IN Census
Washington Twp.
Pg.57, #403, Alexander DUNCAN 48 NC farmer $1200-$400
                  Sarah 43 NC
                  John W. 20, Sarah J. 16 IN
                  Manervia A. 14, Nancy A. 12 IN
                  Mary C. 10, Washington C. 8 IN
                  Frances E. (f) 6, Marion A. (m) 5 IN
                  Amanda V. 1 IN
                  (MAD: mar. Saley Reddick 11/16/1836 Stokes Co. NC; 1850 Marion Co. IN census; Washington Columbus Duncan b.1851 Marion Co. IN, to Brown Co. IN 1860, member of Senate 1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, from "Biographical Directory of IN General Assembly, Vol.I, 1816-1899" by Shepherd, Calhoun, & others, 1980)
Hamblin Twp.
Pg.111, #782, Jesse DUNCAN 46 KY farmer $2000-$320
                  Catharine 40 KY
                  Mary E. 18, Judia A. (f) 18 IN
                  William 15, America (f) 12 IN
                  Asa 10, Martha J. 6 IN
                  Sarah C. 4, Manerva 11/12 IN

1870 Brown Co. IN Census
Hamblen Twp.
Pg.302, #160-160, DUNCAN, Jesse 53 KY farmer $2000-$400
                  Catharine 51 KY keeping house
                  Elizabeth 26 IN seamstress
                  America (f) 20 IN at home
                  Asa 19 IN farmer
                  Martha J. 16 IN at home
                  Sarah C. 13, Minerva 10, Emily 7 IN
Washington Twp.
Pg.379-380, #58-58, DUNCAN, Alexander 56 NC farmer $5000-$1500
                  Sarah 53 NC keeping house
                  Columbus 18 IN works on farm
                  Frances (f) 16 IN at home
                  Marion A. (m) 14 IN
                  Amand V. (f) 11 IN
                  Lauria E. (f) 8 IN
Pg.388-389, #180-180, HESTER, James S?. 45 IN atty at law $3000-$2500
                  Mary 22 IN keeping house
                  Douglass (m) 10 IN
                  William 10, Mattie (f) 5 IN
                  Duncan (m) 1 IN
                  HESTER, John 32 IN selling goods $300-$1000
Pg.389, #185-185, BRUMMET, Ren S. (m) 58 KY Sheriff B.C. $2000-$500
                  Margaret 45 OH keeping house
                  Richard M. 16 IL farming
                  DUNCAN, William 30 IN physician


Brown Co. IN Probate Index (FHL film 1,295,981)
      Duncan, John W., Box 41
      Duncan, Laura et al, Box 78
      (no Probate boxes on microfilm)
      Probate Book 1 - no Duncan
      Probate Book 2 - no Duncan


Brown Co. IN Deed Indexes, 1849-1878 (FHL film 1,954,358; SLC 2/2009)
   Government Entry Record, Vol.A, index by Twp. & Range (item 1)
      Twp.10 R4 Sec.6, NW 1/4 SW 1/4, 35 acres 20/100 - Edward Duncan, Oct. 16, 1834
      (same) SW 1/4 SW 1/4 - William Duncan, Aug. 17, 1836
   Deed index to Vol.A (item 2)
      A-242: Duncan, William & wife to George Wray
      A-566: Hester, James S. & wife to Alexander Duncan
      A-570: Huber, Fredolin & wife to Alexander Duncan
      A-"352" (532): Lane, Charles & wife to John W. Duncan
      A-533: McDonald, Susan "(unmarried)" to John W. Duncan

Brown Co. IN Deeds, Vol.A, 1849-1875 (FHL film 1,954,358 item 2; SLC 2/2000)
      A-242: 27 Nov. 1843, William Duncan of Brown Co. IN for $250 to George Wray, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.6 T10S R4E, 35 acres 20/100. /s/ William Duncan, Mary Ann (X) Duncan. Wit. Amos Hicks, Robert Allen.
      A-532: 1 Feb. 1872, Charles (X) Lane & wife Catharine (X) of Brown Co. IN to John W. Duncan of same, for $1,000, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.32 T9N R3E and NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.31 T9N R3E subject to a mortgage to John S. Arwine for $132.80 due January 31, 1872. Rec. 10 Dec. 1874.
      A-533: 27 June 1872, Susan McDonald of Brown Co. IN to John W. Duncan, for $250, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.31 T9N R3E, 40 acres more or less. Ack. 27 June 1872. Rec. 11 Dec. 1874.
      A-566: 24 Aug. 1859, James S. Hester and wife Hester Ann Hester (MAD: names as given) of Brown Co. IN to Alexander Duncan in Marion Co. IN, for $1200, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 and SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.5 T8N R2E containing 80 acres, also lots 5 and 6 south of the Indian Boundary line in Sec.5 T8N R2E containing 74 acres 60/100 except 5 acres heretofore sold off said tract to James Chandler, subject to a mortgage to the Sinking Fund of $500. Ack. 24 Aug. 1859. Recorded in Record K, page 350. Rec. 1 Jan. 1875.
      A-570: 2 Oct. 1868, Fredoline Huber and wife Westelenia Huber of Johnson Co. IN to Alexander Duncan of Brown Co. IN, for $900, lot 4 south of Indian boundary line in fractional Sec.5 T8N R2E, containing 66 acres, and 22 acres off west side of No.3 in same section, township & range, and 17 acres off W side of lot 2 north of Indian boundary line ... to township line in Sec.5 Twp.8 R2E. Both signed. Ack. 2 Oct. 1868, recd. for record Q-550; recorded 2 Jan. 1875.


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, George W., widow Duncan, Susan D.; D & M 5 and B 15 Kans. Cav.; 1893 July 26, Widow Appl. #580385, Cert. #671459, Ore. (MAD: ?? 1850 Brown Co. IN census, 1860 Douglas Co. KS census)
      Duncan, Henry L., mother Duncan, Minerva C., father Duncan, William W.; I 22 Ind. Inf.; 1885 Dec.? 21, Mother Appl. #333611, Cert. #242879, Ind.; 1884 July 12, Father Appl. #317561, no cert., Ind. (MAD: 1850 Brown Co. IN census)
      Duncan, William A.; B 9 Kan. Cav.; 1881 Dec. 19, Invalid Appl. #435494, Cert. #553104, Kans. (MAD: 1850 Brown Co. IN census, 1860 Douglas Co. KS census)
      Duncan, William R.; A 54 Ind. Inf.; 1885 June 12, Invalid Appl. #542143, Cert. #340185. (MAD: ? 1850 Brown Co. IN census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1884 "Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana : historical and biographical" ed. by Charles Blanchard, pub. by F.A. Battey (FHL book 977.2 H2b)
      Pg.761: Washington Township and Nashville, Brown Co. ALEXANDER DUNCAN, farmer, is a native of Stokes Co. NC; was born January 29, 1815, the son of Alamanda (sic) and Susanna (Vaughn) Duncan, natives respectively of VA and NC. The father of our subject learned the occupation of shoe-making, and followed the same forty years, but after marriage he engaged in farming and so continued until his decease. Our subject worked for his father on the farm until he was united in wedlock, which event took place November 17, 1837, the bride being Sarah F. Reddick, a native of the "Old North State." To this union were granted 14 children, of whom two sons and eight daughters are living. In 1839, he moved to this State, and remained some time in Fayette Co.; then moved to Marion Co., where he resided 20 years, and thence to this county, March 23, 1860, where he purchased a farm and made a home. He is now in his 70th year, ...
            Pg.762-3: HON. W.C. DUNCAN, is a son of Alexander Duncan and Sarah F. Duncan, both of whom are still living at their old home, six miles southwest of Nashville, in Brown Co. IN. Both the father and mother were born, reared and married in NC; after this marriage they removed to IN, settling for a time in Fayette Co.; soon thereafter they removed to Marion Co., where W.C. Duncan was born on the 24th of June, 1851, and is the 9th child in a family of fourteen children, consisting of 5 boys and 9 girls. On the 23d of March, 1860, with his father's family, he came to Brown Co. and settled upon a farm six miles southwest of Nashville. ... He commenced teaching in the common schools of the county at the age of 18 (sic), ... until the 24th of June, 1871, when ... he was examined and admitted to the Freshman class in the Indiana State University at Bloomington. ... Graduating in 1875, ... (school, then teaching, then school, etc., finally into law). On July 26, 1880, he was married to Jennie Buskirk, a daughter of Michael Buskirk, now of Clay Co. IN. Two little girls -- Edith and Jessie -- have been born of this union. ... Mr. Duncan is now but 32 years of age, and few men so young have accomplished so much as he, ...
      Pg.767-8, Washington Twp. & Nashville, Brown Co.: Simon P. Neidigh, son of John Neidigh, b. 1817 PA, and Nancy (Stover) Neidigh, b. 1827 MD; when young to OH where they met and married. The subject was born Jackson Twp, Brown Co. OH on 28 Oct. 1851, 2nd child in family of 8; to Bloomington, IN as student in high school ... On July 17, 1883, Mr. Neidigh was married to Mary C. Hester, formerly wife of the late Judge James S. Hester (decd) and a daughter of Alexander Duncan of Brown Co. IN.
      Pg.795, Van Buren Township, Brown Co.: DR. MARION A. DUNCAN, physician and surgeon of Bellsville, was born June 9, 1855, in Marion Co. IN, and is the 11th of the 13 children of Alexander and Sarah F. (Redick) Duncan, natives of NC, and respectively of Scotch and Irish descent. ... December 23, 1881, he married Miss Lucinda Francis, born April 24, 1855, the crown of which union has been two children -- Pearlie and Varnie. ....

1904 "Biographical record of Bartholomew County, Indiana : including biographies of the govenors and other representative citizens of Indiana" pub. by B.F. Bowen (SUTRO microfilm 277 reel 14 book 54, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; identical pages in book entitled "Biographical Record of Bartholomew & Jackson Cos. IN" on SUTRO microfilm 277 reel 14 book 55; FHL film 1,000,531 item 2)
      Pg.328: Washington C. Duncan is a son of Alexander and Sarah F. Duncan, both of whom lie buried in Garland Brook cemetery at Columbus, IN. The father and mother were born, reared and mar. in NC and were of Scotch-Irish descent. After coming to IN, they lived first in Fayette Co. and then several years in Marion Co., where the subject of this sketch was born June 24, 1851. In 1860 Alexander Duncan was about to remove from IN to the Grand Prairie in IL where he had purchased 160 acres, then a new and undeveloped country, when the breaking out of the Civil war led him to remain in IN and to settle (temporarily as he intended) in Brown Co., where he resided, however, until a few years prior to his death. Here upon the farm the subject of this sketch was reared ... in 1869 and 1870 taught school in Brown Co., and in 1870 and 1871 taught at the Lawless schoolhouse in Harrison Twp. in this county ... in 1878 elected prosecuting attorney of Ninth Judicial Circuit, composed of Bartholomew and Brown Cos. Mr. Duncan mar. July 26, 1880, to Jennie E. Buskirk, of Monroe Co. IN, five children: Edith, Jessie, William, Oma and Grace, all living except Oma who died July 22, 1903. ....

c1912 "Kansas : a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc... with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence." Vol.I-II ed. by Frank Wilson Blackmar; Supplementary Volume (Vol.III) Parts 1-2; pub. Chicago : Standard Pub. Co. (FHL film 1,000,028)
      Supplementary Vol.(III), pg.565-566: E.C. DUNCAN, an able representative of the medical profession of Fredonia [Wilson Co.], Kan., is a young man of ambition and energy whom his city values, not only for his professional abilities, but also for his public spirit as a citizen. He is a son of a physician and it is not strange, therefore, that Dr. Duncan selected therapeutics as the science to which his life should be devoted. Born in Nashville [Brown Co.], Ind., Sept. 3, 1875, he is a son of Dr. M.A. Duncan and his wife, nee Frances Kysor. Dr. M.A. Duncan is likewise a native of Indiana and was prepared for the profession of medicine at the Cincinnati Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio. He began his practice at Nashville, Ind., but in 1885 removed to Kansas and is an active practitioner and city physician of Chanute [Neosho Co. KS]. He is a member of the Christian church and in political affairs is a Democrat.
            Dr. E.C. Duncan received his literary education in a private school in Helena, Mont., and in 1897 began the study of medicine, which he completed at the Beaumont Medical College at St. Louis, Mo., in 1901. He began his practice that same year at Fredonia, Kan., where he has since continued, and he has been very successful, now having charge of a large practice. ... He is secretary of the Wilson County Medical Society and also sustains membership in the Kansas State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. In 1910 he was appointed health officer of Wilson county and in 1914 was reappointed to that office. He is also medical examiner for the Aetna Life, Union Central, Penn Mutual, as well as minor insurance companies.
            In 1900 Dr. Duncan married Miss Ellen, a daughter of John L. Dooley, who is vice-president of the Holloday State Bank. Dr. Duncan is a Mason and an Odd Fellow. ... Both he and his wife are members of the Christian church. ...

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.352: Douglas Co., Lecompton Twp. GEORGE W. DUNCAN, farmer, Section 12, P.O. Big Springs, born in Brown County, Ind., November 6, 1835. Mr. Duncan came to the State in 1855, and settled in Lecompton Township, where he still resides. He owns 120 acres, which he has improved. In 1871, he erected a good substantial dwelling house, at a cost of $1,000. During the Price raid Mr. Duncan was called out to serve in the State militia, and was in the engagement at Big Blue in Missouri, and was taken prisoner, and was subsequently paroled. Mr. Duncan was married in Indiana May 5, 1859, to Miss Hettie J. McIlvain, daughter of McLain McIlvain, Esq. They have four children -- Minnie A., John S., Edward M. and Mills. Mr. Duncan is a prominent member of the Christian Church, and one of the Board of Trustees.


Family Bibles "copied by Charley Duncan when visiting family in Indiana in 1910" sent by Mary G. Pritchard, decd. great-niece of Neil Gilman Duncan, to Donald L. West (from Donald L. West 5/11/2001 with permission to share; MAD & DLW: Alamander Duncan mar. Susannah Vaughn in Stokes Co. NC, moved to Hancock Co. IN; see Hamilton and Brown Co. IN; per Donald L. West, Charley Duncan is Charles Ross Duncan, son of Neil Gilman Duncan b.1853 and grandson of Hiram Wright Duncan b.1809 and wife Martha Jane Reddick)
      Registry of John Reddick family by his wife Sarah.
      #1 Nancy Reddick born Nov. 23, 1804
      #2 Thornton Reddick born April 17, 1806
      #3 Merideth Reddick born Sept 12, 1807
      #4 Obedience Reddick born Feb 23, 1809
      #5 Hardin Reddick born June 3, 1810
      #6 Catherine Reddick born Feb 23, 1812
      #7 Mary Eliza Reddick born Nov 11, 1813
      #8 Elizabeth Reddick born Jan 18, 1815
      #9 Sarah Reddick born Jan 18, 1818      Died Jan 13, 1895 Married Alexander Duncan
      #10 Martha Jane Reddick born Jan 23, 1820      Died May 8, 1874 Married Hiram Wright Duncan
      #11 John Reddick born July 4, 1822      Died Sept 1880
      #12 Adeline Reddick born Nov 30, 1824
      #13 William Reddick born June 4, 1828
      #14 James Madison Reddick born Aug 24, 1830
      #15 Eveline Reddick by his second wife was born Jan 4, 1839
      John Reddick father of above family by his wife Sarah was born Mar 27, 1778
These 2 pages are what Charley Duncan copied from family Bibles when in Indiana in 1910.
            --page 2--
      Alamander Duncan, son of Jno Duncan and Dinah his wife was born Dec. 23, 1766 died Oct. 7, 1856 at 11 PM. 89 years, 9 mo. 14 days.
      Susannah Vaughn (wife of Alamander Duncan) Daughter of Jos. Vaughn and Elizabeth his wife was born June 14, 1787 died April 25, 1865
      The above couple were married Jan, 14, 1809
            Children of the above.
      #1 Hiram Wright Duncan was born Nov. 19, 1809 died April 7, 1889
            Hiram Duncan & Martha Jane Reddick were married Dec 12, 1839
      #2 Elizabeth Moore Duncan was born May 22, 1811 died Aug 20, 1818
      #3 Alexander Duncan, son of Alamander & Susannah was married to Sarah Reddick daughter of John Reddick and his wife Sarah Nov 17, 1836
      #4 Thomas Moore Duncan was born Dec 6, 1818 died___
      #5 Polly R.E.A. Duncan was born______1823. Died Oct 27, 1827
      Elizabeth Jane Duncan daughter of #3 Alexander Duncan and his wife Sarah was born Oct 1, 1837 died May 28, 1840.


"John Duncan of Aberdeen, and Duncan Creek, SC" [Laurens Co. SC] by Stuart C. Duncan, 1999
      This book contains the family and ancestry of William Washington Duncan and should be consulted.

"The Families of Lewis Marion Duncan, 1845 to 1931" booklet by Genevieve E. Iwerks, February 1995 (from Gen Iwerks 3/1995 with permission to share; MAD's extracts of some early info only; see 1850 Brown Co. IN census, 1860 Monroe Co. IN census)
      Pg.1. Family stories ... William W. Duncan was born while his father was off fighting the War of 1812, and his father was born while his father was fighting in the Revolution. ... William W. Duncan was certainly born in 1812, census and family records agree. Where he was born is not that simple. Some of the family listed NC and some said SC. His father's name was given as John on his death certificate, Nov. 5, 1893, Monroe Co. IN. His brother March M. gave John J. as the father's name on an application for marriage license, 27 March 1905. Their brother James Elbert's death certificate, 15 July 1908, gave father's name as John. So that name is established. The mother's name was given on William W.'s death certificate as James. James Elbert gave Martha Ann Jeans as mother's name, and March spelled it as Martha Ann Geans. Martha Ann was born in SC.
      These brothers, March and James Elbert, came to IN to visit the William Duncan families in 1892 or 1893, a visit remembered by Maude (mother of Gen. Iwerks) when she was six to eight years old.
      There are some clues that John or John J. was the son of John and Jane Duncan of Buncombe Co. NC. This John was the second son of John of Aberdeen of Scotland and SC. Proof eludes us.
      William was only two when he moved with his family to TN. The time lapse between William and the next child favors the possibility that Martha Ann was not his mother. No marriage record has yet been found. Martha Ann's known children were: Martha Ann, born in March 1821 in "E. TE"; James Elbert born April 10, 1824; Nancy born 1825; and March M. born 1830 in Polk Co., as birth place on census etc. although Polk Co. was not established until 1839. (MAD: Marches M. Duncan in 1850 Polk Co. TN census)
      When William W. was 14 years old he ran away from home, swam the Tennessee River, and settled in IN, ... per three of Lewis Marion Duncan's children. The only reason for his leaving home so early comes from ... family of Dottie Payne: he felt that there were too many little ones at home. Martha Ann would have been 5, James 2, and Nancy less than 1 year.
      This places William in IN by 1827. Nothing is known about his location or activities from then until 14 Feb. 1835 when he married Minerva C. Myers in Monroe Co. ...
      Pg.3. ... The family of son Lemuel had in their records that (the middle initial of William Duncan) stood for "Washington."
      Pg.22. Newspaper clipping, undated, name not given: Minerva C. Duncan Dead. Minerva C. Duncan died at the residence of her daughter Mrs. A. Thrasher, Wednesday, December 4th, 1907, aged 90 years, 6 months and 17 days. She was born in Cumberland county, Kentucky, and at the age of thirteen, with her widowed mother, two brothers and one sister, moved to Indiana. At the age of sixteen was married to William Duncan, to this union eleven children, ten sons and one daughter, were born; four of the sons and her husband have preceeded her to the better world. She had three sons in the civil war, one died while in service, the other two are living. ...


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