Duncans in Worcester Co. MD Histories


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

Last revised August 20, 2007

HISTORIES before 1923

1915 "History of DeKalb Co. TN" by Will T. Hale (from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983 and Bette Sue McElroy 8/1986; see also Smith Co. TN)
      Pg.22: 1797, Adam Dale came from Maryland; he arrived soon after Josiah and T.W. Duncan came.
      Pg.25: Thomas Dale's probable sons were Adam and William Dale. Josiah Duncan m. a daughter of Thomas Dale; Thomas Dale a Revolutionary Soldier from Maryland. Josiah Duncan owned land one mile south of Liberty. Thomas Dale, b. March 5, 1755, d. June 6, 1812.
      Pg.110: Taverns at Liberty ca 1815: The pioneer, Josiah Duncan, had the Duncan Tavern built. It was conducted by his son T.W. Duncan. Some of the Duncans came from Maryland, moved to Nashville. Of the Duncans who left Liberty, I believe, the one to become best known was Cicero.

"History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana : from their earliest settlement : containing a history of the counties, their cities, townships, towns, villages, schools, and churches, reminiscences, extracts, etc., local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, biographies, preliminary chapters on the history of the North-west Territory, the state of Indiana, and the Indians." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: F.E. Weakley & Co., 1885, 980 pgs. (LH6241, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.21 H2h 1977 and film 924,510 items 1-2 and 934,901 item 1)
      Pg.729: GEORGE M. GIVAN, farmer, Sparta Township, was born in that township June 19, 1827. His parents, Gilbert T. and Sarah C. (Merrill) Givan, were natives of Maryland and Virginia, respectively. The former was a son of Robert and Catherine (Duncan) Givan, who were both natives of Maryland, and were born, the former March 12, 1760, and the latter September 3, 1763. They were married in Maryland, January 6, 1781, and had born to them six children, namely: Hetty, Sallie, Margaret, Gilbert T., Elizabeth and Matilda. The mother died July 13, 1795, and the father was again married, October 28, 1795, to Rosey Burton by whom they had one child - Nancy. This wife died May 5, 1797, and he subsequently married Ruth Robinson. She died April 12, 1817, and he again married, January 28, 1818, Priscilla Cottingham, and in 1828 started for Indiana, and died April 26, 1828, while en route, about ninety miles from Baltimore, MD. His wife came on through to Indiana in company with John Burbage and family, and died in Dearborn Co. January 8, 1829. Gilbert T., the father of our subject, was born in Worcester Co. MD, July 31, 1789, and was married in Accomac Co. VA, December 2, 1813, to Sarah C. Merrill ... to Dearborn Co. IN April, 1818.

"History of Dearborn County, Indiana : her people, industries, and institutions" by Archibald Shaw; pub. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1915, 1082 pgs. (originally pub. B.F. Bowen & Co., 1915) (LH8983, HeritageQuest images 4/2007 & 5/2007; FHL book 977.211 H2h and film 931,796)
      Pg.826 (starts pg.824): DASHIELL ... John Dashiell, the paternal grandfather, was born on February 27, 1786, in Worcester county, Maryland, and was united in marriage on July 6, 1809, with Amelia Duncan. They came to Sparta township in 1818 ... He later moved to Momence, Illinois, returning in 1863 to Moores Hill, where he bought his son's old home in Moores Hill, and lived on it until his death. ... John and Sara Dashiel were the paternal great-grandparents, the former having been born on April 17, 1751, and died on December 15, 1816. Sara Dashiell was born on June 11, 1751, and died on November 1, 1843, in her ninety-third year. Amelia (Duncan) Dashiell was born on February 17, 1794, in Worcester county, Maryland. She was a daughter of Thomas and Fannie Duncan. John and Amelia (Duncan) Dashiell were the parents of eleven children, namely: Sallie Q., Elizabeth, Emaline, John Thomas, Fannie C., Mary, Charles R., William M., Drusilla, Amelia J., and one who died in infancy.

1884 "History of Monroe and Shelby counties, Missouri ... : including a history of their townships, towns and villages together with a condensed history of Missouri ... biographical sketches of prominent citizens" pub. by National Historical Co. (FHL book 977.832 H2h)
      Pg.906-907; Shelby Co., Black Creek Twp: LEVIN DUNCAN (Farmer, Post-office, Shelbyville). At the age of 18 Mr. Duncan started out for himself, ... However, in the meantime, in 1836, he came to Shelby county, and entered land within a short distance from where he now resides. .... Mr. Duncan himself is a native of Maryland, born in Worcester county, July 31, 1814, and was a son of Milby and Sarah (White) Duncan. His father was a farmer by occupation and the son remained on the farm until he was 18 years of age, when he started out for himself, as stated above.

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