Duncans in Allegheny Co. PA Histories


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

Last revised October 29, 2007

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement and progress to the present time, a description of its historic and interesting localities, its cities, towns and villages, religious, educational, social and military history, mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. : also portraits of some of its prominent men, and biographies of many of its representative citizens." (anonymous); pub. Chicago, Ill.: A. Warner & Co. (LH7643, HeritageQuest images 4/2007 & 6/2007; FHL book 974.885 H2a pt.1-2 and film 844,898 item 1 and 845,436 item 2 and 1,000,539 item 1 and fiche 6,088,079 to 6,088,080)
      Vol.I, pg.357: In 1831, a Sunday School was organized in Birmingham ... class was organized and regular preaching established as early as 1833 by Pittsburgh preachers. The first church was built on a lot purchased from Hannah Duncan, situated on Bingham street, adjoining, on the south, the present Bingham Street Church. ...
      Vol.I, pg.538: Pittsburgh, 1796 inhabitants include, ... on Water Street, ... Duncan's.
      Vol.I, pg.591: Petition in 1817 to the Bank of United States at Philadelphia, to establish a bank at Pittsburgh, signed by ... Thomas Duncan.
      Vol.II, pg.86: Townships & Boroughs - Elizabeth (Elizabeth), Forward, Lincoln (Reynoldton). ... in SE part of county ... residents in 1830 ... Thomas Duncan.
      Vol.II, pg.88: Elizabeth Township ... Boston was so named by a brother of Mr. Duncan of the firm of Duncan, Cornell & Co., by whom the coalworks of the place was first established.
      Vol.II, Genealogies:
      Vol.II, pg.299: DOMINICK O. CUNNINGHAM, glass-manufacturer. Pittsburgh. ... firm established in 1849 as Pittsburgh City Glassworks by Wilson Cunningham, his two brothers, and George Duncan.
      Vol.II, pg.324: ALEXANDER CHRISTY DUNCAN was born in Pittsburgh, PA, April 19, 1845. His grandfather, John Duncan, was an Irishman of Scotch descent, who narrowly escaped being beheaded during the Irish rebellion. Thomas John, son of the latter, enlisted as a private in the British Army, in which he served 18 years, the greater part of the time in the East Indies, rising to the rank of captain of the Royal Scots. ...On his return from the Indies, at the age of 35, his company was quartered in the barracks at Edinburgh Castle. There he met the youngest daughter of Col. Alex. C. Dingwall ... Capt. John Duncan and Clarinda Dingwall were married, and after years of travel they came to America in 1832. Capt. Duncan was for years a well-known merchant of Pittsburgh, where he died in 1882, aged 80 years. His widow died at the home of her son Alexander, in Wilkinsburg, in July, 1888, aged 73. They left five sons and one dau. Alexander C. Duncan was reared in the city, ... established the Merchants' Law and Collection Bureau in 1875, afterward known as Duncan Bros., and in 1887 sold an interest to Henry King, the firm being now Duncan & King. ... In 1887, Mr. Duncan bought a residence in Wilkinsburg. ... Mason. ... In May, 1866, he married Miss Hattie V. Kennedy, of Allegheny, a daughter of Samuel Kennedy, a Baltimorean, and Elenore Kennedy, of Irish birth. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are parents of four children, Alexander C., Nellie B., Donald Dingwall, and Hattie V. ...
      Vol.II, pg.361: DANIEL S. DUNCAN, superintendent of Sharpsburg water-works, was born in Ashtabula Co. OH in 1861, a son of Warren Duncan, a prominent contract carpenter of Cleveland [Cuyahoga Co.], OH. Daniel was educated in the public schools of Painesville, OH, and followed the machinist's trade several years ... In 1886 he came to Pennsylvania and followed a commercial life. ... In 1888 he married Miss Swindells, a teacher in the public school, and a daughter of William Swindells, an old resident of Sharpsburg. ...
      Vol.II, pg.432-433: WILLIAM H. GUY, farmer and director of the county poor-farm, was born on the homestead of his father and grandfather, in Findlay township, Sept. 11, 1823. His parents, Josiah and Margaret (Stewart) Guy, also natives of Findlay township, were married March 17, 1814. Mrs. Guy was a daughter of James and Margaret (McCune) Stewart, who were early settlers of Findlay township. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart were John, James, Richard, Thomas, Joseph, Jane, Ellen, Mary, Margaret, Ann and Sarah. Josiah Guy was born July 31, 1786, a son of William and Martha (Peoples) Guy, natives of Cumberland Co. PA, where they were married, coming to Findlay township soon after; they were Presbyterians, as were also Josiah and Margaret (Stewart) Guy, former having been an elder in old Montour Church. The last-named couple had ten children: Matilda (decd. wife of Rev. John K. Cunningham), Margaret (wife of Dr. McCandless), Rebecca J. (decd. wife of John McCandless), Sarah (wife of Andrew Burns), William H., Eleanor (wife of Morris Duncan), James (decd. in infancy), Josiah (married to Tarza Wiley), Mary E. (widow of Joseph Duncan), and Jacob J. William H. Guy finished his education at Frankfort Springs Academy and Oct. 29, 1844, married Mary Jane Duncan, who was born at Uniontown, Fayette Co. PA, Aug. 3, 1826, a dau. of Elisha and Mary (Hyatt) Duncan, natives, respectively, of Washington and Fayette Cos. PA. Mr. and Mrs. Guy had 9 children, 6 of whom are living: Anna M., wife of John S. Burns of Findlay Twp; Mary A., widow of Samuel J. Ewing; William E., manager for Colby & Co., Pittsburgh, married to Pauline Dye; Samuel J., M.D., married to Janette Parry and residing at Winfield, KS; Nettie, wife of Rev. John J. Srodes, Coraopolis; and Alexander D., a merchant at Coraopolis, married to Maggie L. Neely. Mr. & Mrs. Guy members of Presbyterian Church, in 1852 he went to California, mined & kept hotel and merchandised 2 years.
      Vol.II, pg.450: J.Q.A. IRVINE, superintendent of schools, Etna, born Sept. 9, 1851 in Butler Co. PA, son of John and Angeline (Johnson) Irvine. (more on Irvine ancestors) J.Q.A. Irvine reared on a farm, educated at Westminster College, graduated in 1875, since then been a successful teacher; has taught in Jamestown Academy, Utica, PA, and in Butler Co. In 1880 he taught in the Etna school, of which he has been principal since 1884, giving general satisfaction. He married Miss Alta Duncan, and they have three children: Florence V., Ralph E. and Henrietta. Members U.P. Church, he a republican.
      Vol.II, pg.468: JOHN DOOLITTLE, retired, postoffice Mansfield Valley, born in WV in 1812, one of a family of 11 children, of whom Jacob and John survive. (MAD: reference to sketch of Jacob Doolittle). John received primary education near his father's farm, his trade, bricklaying. In Waynesburg, Greene Co., he attended school again. In 1831 he came to Pittsburgh, which he had visited with his brother in 1828/9, then with his brother moved to Birmingham, now known as South Side, and here resided 25 years, engaged in bricklaying. ... Moving to Brownsville road, in Baldwin Twp, Mr. Doolittle lived there 6 years ..., then came to near Mansfield, in Scott Twp, where ... 3 years. He now resides in Mansfield, retired. Mr. Doolittle has been twice married, first in 1836 to Anna Eliza Noble, and second in 1840 to Elizabeth Duncan. He has had 12 children, 4 being now decd. Member M.E. Church, a republican.
      Vol.II, pg.405: JACOB DOOLITTLE, born Monongalia Co. WV 1809, his grandfather Moses from New England to Brownsville, PA, at early date, his son Moses Jr. born there, then moved to WV where he married Miss Susan Miller, had 11 children, Jacob was third, Susan died age 45, Moses Jr. married Miss Riggs, he died 1845.
      Vol.II, pg.556: CHARLES MEYRAN ... in 1883 ... shortly afterward, Mr. Meyran joined with his son, Louis A. Meyran, Col. John Ewing, H.S. Duncan and other well-known men in founding the Cannonsburg Iron and Steel Co. at Cannonsburg, PA.
      Vol.II, pg.574: JOHN SYLVESTER BURNS, farmer, postoffice Clinton, born in the house where he now resides, Feb. 22, 1847, a son of John and Margaret (Stewart) Burns, natives of Findlay Twp and members of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. They had 3 children, Samuel S., Mary J. (who married William Hood and after his death William Marshall) and John S. The latter ... mar. Feb. 23, 1869, Anna M. Guy, who was born in Moon Twp, a daughter of William H. and Mary J. (Duncan) Guy. Mr. and Mrs. Burns have had 3 children, only one of whom survives: Maude L., born Jan. 14, 1872. Parents are members of Valley Presbyterian Church. ...
      Vol.II, pg.649: JAMES L. CRAVENS, coal-merchant, postoffice Ingram, is a son of John R. and Drusilla L. Cravens, and was born in Madison, IN, in 1849. He came to this county in 1869 and settled in Pittsburgh. His father was born in Madison, IN, in 1820, and still resides there, engaged in the practice of law. He reared a family of 12 children, of whom the living are Robert, James L., Alexander C., Charles L., Joseph M., Elizabeth G., Mary L., Drusilla L. and Franklin. James L. married, in 1872, Clara D., dau. of A.C. Duncan, of Pittsburgh. Mr. Cravens is engaged in the coal business, and is one of Chartiers Township's successful men. He has recently built an elegant residence at Ingram.

ca 1889 "Allegheny Co. PA" by Thomas Cushing (TN Gen. Society Library #3200 from Evelyn Sigler 3/1985)
      Pg.324: Alexander Christy Duncan, b. Pittsburg, PA, April 19, 1845. Grandfather was Irishman of Scotch descent who narrowly escaped being beheaded during the Irish Rebellion. Thomas John, son of the latter, enlisted as a private in the British Army, served 18 years in East Indies rising to Capt. of the Royal Scots. On return from the Indies, at age 35, he was quartered in the barracks at Edinburgh Castle. There he met the youngest dau. of Col. Alexander C. Dingwell. He married Clarinda Dingwell and came to America in 1832. He was a well known merchant of Pittsburgh where he d. 1882 aged 80. His widow d. 1888 at home of her son, Alexander. They had 5 sons, 1 dau.

1897 "Biographical Review; containing life sketches of leading citizens of Pittsburg and the vicinity, Pennsylvania." [Vol.24] pub. Boston : Biographical review publishing co., 1897. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; FHL film 928,256 item 1)
      Pg.69-70: JOHN DUNLAP, born North of Ireland in 1818, he came of Scotch ancestry. In 1826 he was brought by his widowed mother to Paterson, N.J. ... to Pittsburg in 1837 ... On August 15, 1850, Mr. Dunlap was united in marriage with Miss Mary Duncan, daughter of Hugh and Rachel (Glass) Duncan. Mr. Duncan, who was born in this country of Scotch-Irish parentage, died in 1870, aged seventy years. His wife, who still survives, possesses all her mental faculties at the age of almost eighty-nine years. Mrs. Dunlap, who resides in the house built by her husband, was born at Poland [MAD: Mahoning Co. OH], the former home of President McKinley. Her brother married a sister of the President. She has five children living, namely: Emma D., who is now Mrs. N.P. Reed; Ella, who is the wife of James B. Stevenson; William A. and John H., who are continuing the business begun by their father; and Anna, who resides with her mother. Mrs. Dunlap is a devoted member of the Presbyterian church. (MAD: see Erie Co. PA genealogy, "The North East Duncans, Their Kith and Kin, 1769-1932" by Wm. M. Duncan, 1932, FHL book 929.273 D912dw)
      Pg.252, 255: WILLIAM DUNCAN O'BRIEN, M.D., the City Physician for the Hazelwood district, and a member of the surgical staff of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, was born May 29, 1853, in Yates Co. NY, son of Timothy and Margaret (Duncan) O'Brien. His grandfather, Jeremiah O'Brien, who was a native of Ireland, emigrated to Canada, and was there afterward engaged in agricultural pursuits. Jeremiah died in 1890, having attained the venerable age of 97 years. Timothy O'Brien, who was born in Canada, moved to New York State. Later he returned to his native province, but went back to New York after a time, and is now living upon a farm in Orleans County. His wife, Margaret, was a native of Scotland and a daughter of William Duncan, who was a representative of a prominent Scotch family and a college-bred man. After the death of her father, which occurred when Margaret was a child, she crossed the ocean alone to join her relatives in America, and was reared in this country. She became the mother of seven children, four of whom died in infancy. The living children are: William D., the subject of this sketch; John H., another physician of Pittsburg, residing at 2112 Fifth Avenue; and Mary, the wife of Madison A. Burnett, of Orleans County, New York. The mother died in May, 1895. William Duncan O'Brien acquired his early education in Canada. At the age of 17, he returned to the States ... graduated from Bellevue Hospital College, New York City, in 1878. He first located for practice in Kendall, NY, where he remained 9 years. Then coming to Pittsburg ...
      Pg.463: Dr. J. GUY McCANDLESS, a prominent physician of Pittsburg, was born at Perrysville, Allegheny Co., January 1, 1839, son of Dr. Alexander G. and Margaret A. (Guy) McCandless. His great-grandfather, Witham McCandless, a farmer by occupation, who emigrated from Scotland to the north of Ireland, and thence to America, died in Washington Co. PA. Witham's son, Archibald, who was born in Allegheny Co. in 1756, removed to Illinois, and died in Macomb, McDonough Co., of that State. ... Archibald was for nearly fifty years an Elder in the Presbyterian church. He married Elizabeth McCandless, who died February 25, 1838. She joined the Presbyterian church at the age of fifteen years ... Alexander G. McCandless, one of Archibald's 13 children, was born January 15, 1816, in Allegheny Co. He had practised medicine for many years before removing to Pittsburg in 1849. There he owned real estate, and built several houses upon Centre Avenue. He died Feb. 24, 1875. On Feb. 15, 1838, he was married by the Rev. John K. Cunningham to Margaret A. Guy. The Guys were settlers of Allegheny County ... The father of Mrs. Margaret McCandless was a farmer and a stauch Presbyterian, being for many years an Elder in the church. Of his nine children one died in infancy. Those still living are: William and Josiah Guy, who are residing in Allegheny County; Eleanor Duncan, who lives in Cleveland [MAD: Cuyahoga Co.], Ohio; and Mary Elizabeth Johnson, a resident of Coraopolis. The children of Dr. Alexander McCandless were: Josiah Guy, born January 1, 1839; Elizabeth Jane, born Feb. 24, 1845; and Alexander William AEsculapius McCandless, born May 5, 1849, who is a retired physician. Elizabeth, now residing with her mother, is the widow of Phineas R. Gray, a druggist, who died October 14, 1873. .... (MAD: more on J. Guy McCandless not copied)

1904 "Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; personal and genealogical" pub. Madison, Wis. : Northwestern Historical Association, 1904; Vol.2 (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; FHL films 496,972 items 1-2 and 1,000,540 items 1-2)
      Pg.42: ARCHIBALD DUNCAN, select councilman from the fourth ward, McKeesport, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, May 2, 1868. Coming to McKeesport with his parents in 1872, Mr. Duncan attended the public schools there until he reached the age of 16, when he began his long service with the National Tube company. .... Mr. Duncan was married, in 1896, to Miss Katherine Williamson Murray. Mrs. Duncan is a great-granddaughter of Collen Williamson, who was a 33 degree Mason ....
      Pg.57: GEORGE DUNCAN, master mechanic, was born in Scotland in 1864, being a son of George and Mary Duncan. He began his education in Scotland, came to McKeesport with his parents in his 8th year, and finished his schooling there. .... Mr. Duncan was married, in 1888, to Miss Anna M. Held, daughter of Louis and Catherine Bangart Held, of McKeesport, and has one daughter, Anne Sinclair. In politics he is a republican ... belongs to the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
      Pg.86: JAMES W. DUNCAN, superintendent of the butt-weld department of the National tube company at McKeesport, is a young man who has ... Mr. Duncan was born in McKeesport in 1874, son of George and Mary Duncan, was educated in the McKeesport public schools, and went to work in the piping department of the National tube company. (MAD: nothing said about a marriage)
      Pg.125: JOHN F. LOWERS, assistant postmaster of Braddock, was born in Braddock, April 23, 1873, son of Samuel and Annie (Hunter) Lowers. Samuel Lowers, who was a son of Robert and Nancy Lowers, was born in Blairsville, PA., Aug. 4, 1842, and was a painter in Braddock for many years, almost up to the time of his death in 1896. ... His wife, Annie Lowers, is a daughter of George and Euphemia (McDougal) Hunter, both of which families came to America from Scotland about the middle of the past century. Of the children of Samuel and Annie (Hunter) Lowers, besides John F., the subject of this sketch, Nancy is the wife of Levi Goughenour, a merchant of North Braddock; Samuel B. clerks at Alexander Brothers' laundry; Euphemia is the wife of I.W. Duncan, a Braddock milk dealer; Mary died in infancy; Carrie is a bookkeeper; George is a special delivery clerk in the postoffice, and Roy is at home. ...
      Pg.210-211: JOHN Q.A. IRVINE, of Etna, PA, principal of the public schools ... was born near Callery Junction, Butler Co., PA, and is the son of John and Angeline (Johnston) Irvine, his father having been a native of Butler county and by occupation a farmer. ... In 1881 he came to Etna ... He was married, in 1881, to Alta E., daughter of Willilam and Cornelia (Carroll) Duncan, of Butler county, and they have four children: Florence V., teacher in the public schools; Ralph Eugene, attending the Western University of PA at Pittsburg; Henrietta, student of the Pittsburg academy, and Helen, residing with her parents.
      Pg.407-408: N.K. SULLIVAN, an old and well-known resident of Versailles township, was born in Somerset Co. PA, May 24, 1840. His parents were Philip and Rebecca (King) Sullivan. ... On April 18, 1861, a few weeks before he reached his majority, he enlisted as a private in Co.K, 18th Ohio volunteer infantry ... discharged after 4 months and returned to PA. On Sept. 4, 1861, he enlisted in Co. D, 54th PA infantry ... after being discharged he went to Pittsburg, and in February, 1865, he entered the service of the PA railroad company ... changed to the Baltimore & Ohio ... On May 29, 1866, he was married to Miss Mary A. Quinn, of Pittsburg, and to this union there were born the following children: Roseltha S., wife of H.C. Christy; Rebecca, wife of William Duncan; Mary, wife of Joseph Kennedy; Emma, wife of George Fisher, of McKeesport; Laura, who is at home, and a son. ...

1888 "Allegheny County [PA]: its early history and subsequent development ; from the earliest period till 1790" by Allegheny County Centennial Committee (Pa.); pub. Pittsburgh, Pa. : Snowden Peterson, 1888. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; LH7655, HeritageQuest image 8/2007)
      Pg.115-116: Judiciary of Allegheny Co., US District Court. ... was established by Act of Congress of 20th May, 1818, and Jonathan Hoge Walker was appointed Judge by President Monroe. He held the first Court at Pittsburg, December 7, 1818. Judge Walker was born in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, PA, in 1756. He was of English descent. His grandfather, William Walker, was a Captain under the Duke of Marlborough in Queen Anne's wars. His mother was a daughter of John Hoge, of Hogestown, in Cumberland County. He graduated at Dickinson College in 1787, read law with Stephen Duncan, whose daughter he married, and moved to Northumberland County. March 1, 1806, he was appointed President Judge of the Fourth Judicial District, composed of Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Bedford counties, and presided in those courts for twelve years. In 1810 he moved to Bedford; in 1819 to Pittsburgh. He died in January, 1824, in Natchez [MAD: Adams Co.], Mississippi, while on a visit to his oldest son, Duncan S. Walker, who was residing there.
      While Judge Walker was on the Bench of the US District Court, his second son read law, and commenced practice in Pittsburgh in 1821. After his father's death, in 1826 he moved to Natchez. This was Robert J. Walker, who subsequently became a distinguished statesman and politician. Judge Walker was ... On his leaving the Fourth Judician District in 1818, he published a farewell address to the people of the district ... He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and in several expeditions against the Indians in Western Pennsylvania and west of the Ohio. This was one reason he gave for desiring to move west of the mountains.

1876 "History of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania : with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, palatial residences, public buildings, fine blocks, and important manufactories" by Samuel W. Durant; pub. Philadelphia : L. H. Everts, 1876. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; LH11365, HeritageQuest image 3/2007; FHL film 1,550,260 item 1 and film 1,421,881 item 5)
      Pg.72: Officers of Monongahela Navigation Company 1837-1873 - Secretaries, Jesse H. Duncan, 1837-1838.
      Pg.114: George Duncan & Sons were first established in 1866 by Ripley & Co., of whom the present firm are the successors. The works are located ...
      Pg.212: Civil War, Co.M, David D. Duncan, private, enlisted May 5, 1847. Discharged at the city of Mexico March 1, 1848.
      Pg.218: Civil War, Company E, Recruited in Allegheny Co. Captains, John W. Duncan.
      More Civil War soldiers not copied.

1889 "Pittsburgh and Allegheny [County Pennsylvania] illustrated review : historical, biographical and commercial. A record of progress in commerce, manufactures, the professions, and in social and municipal life." by John William Leonard, 1849-1932; pub. Pittsburgh, Pa. : J. M. Elstner, 1889. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007)
      Pg.58: George Duncan & Sons. Manufacturers of Fine Crystal and Colored Glass Tableware; 75 Tenth Street, South Side. This manufacturing concern, which holds a prominent place among the most important industial establishments of the city, was originally founded in 1866 by Ripley & Co., of which firm Messrs. D.C. Ripley, Sr., George Duncan, Thos. Coffin, John Strickel, Jacob Stricker, and Nicholas Kunzier were the members, and in 1874 was changed to George Duncan & Sons, the firm then being composed of Messrs. George Duncan, James E. Duncan and Augustus H. Heisey, the last two named gentlemen being the present proprietors of the busines. ... Messrs. Augustus H. Heisey and James E. Duncan, who compose the firm, are both thoroughly experienced men in all the details of glass manufacture ... (MAD: nothing on family)

1888 "Allegheny County's hundred years (PA)" by George H. Thurston, 1822-; pub. Pittsburgh : A. A. Anderson Son, book and job printers, 1888. (LH7651, HeritageQuest images 3/2007; FHL film 1,425,610 item 3; also University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection)
      Pg.190: George Duncan also forming a new firm under the style of George Duncan & Sons, (George Duncan, Augustus H. Heisey, James E. Duncan,) continued the business at the old South 10th street works, where the business is still carried on under the same firm style.
      Pg.262: Savings bank ... cashier, George R. Duncan, who served from July 15th, 1871, to his death, which occurred September 29th, 1887.
      Pg.274: George Duncan was first president, and when he died was succeeded by James McMurtry. Farmers and Mechanics Bank of East Birmingham was organized in 1872. ...

1908 "A century and a half of Pittsburg [Pennsylvania] and her people" by John Newton Boucher, 1854-1933; pub. [New York] : The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908. (LH7645, HeritageQuest image 3/2007; FHL book 974.886 H2a v.1-4 and film 1,425,643 items 1-4; also University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection)
      Vol.1, pg.71: Thomas Duncan ... signed petition in 1817 to the Bank of the US at Philadelphia asking for a branch in Pittsburg.
      Vol.1?, pg.251: Chapter XVII. Formation of Allegheny County. Richard Sparrow, Charls Dunkin, Marmaduke (illegible) John Smith (torn Lerch (torn) McDonald (torn) eny (torn) trotter (torn) ... (list of names, two columns, multiple pages), no headings.
      Vol.3, pg.59: ... David Young, son of John Young, was born in Blair Co. PA in April 1816. His early years were spent in Lancaster Co. PA, where he learned the trade of carpentering. He removed to Mercer Co. PA about the year 1842, locating on a farm near Wilmington, but continued at his work as a carpenter and builder until 1864, when he retired to a farm near Greenville, and devoted his entire time and attention to agriculture. It was here he died in March, 1900. His two older brothers were living in Columbiana county, Ohio, and in 1832, David traveled through Pittsburg by wagon to join them. He spent some years in Columbiana county. ... He married (first) in Columbiana county, Ohio, Mary Duncan, by whom he had five children, of whom two are now living: James D., a resident of Greenville, PA, and Nancy A., who married W.H. Shaw, also of Greenville, PA. He married (second) Margaret Anderson, born near Shade Gap, Huntingdon Co., PA, about 1821, and died in Mercer Co. on the family homestead at the age of 83 years. They had four children, all boys, of whom the following are now living: John A., the subject of this sketch; ... John A. Young, ... born on a farm near Greenville, Mercer Co. PA, January 14, 1856 ...
      Vol.3, pg.101-103: William James McMarlin, treasurer and secretary of the Expanded Metal Fireproofing Company of Pittsburg, is a son of James A. and Emeline (Duncan) McMarlin, and was born in Mars, Butler county, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1872. ... (III) James A. McMarlin, son of William (II), was born March 17, 1837, and was reared and educated in Butler Co. PA. He enlisted in 1861 ... He and his wife were members of the United Presbyterian church. He married, October 3, 1864, Miss Emeline, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Caldwell) Duncan. Their children are: 1. Grant, deceased; 2. John G.; 3. William J.; 4. Harry S., deceased; 5. Jacob S.; 6. Bertha P. (IV) William James McMarlin, son of James A. and Emeline (Duncan) McMarlin (III), was educated in the public schools ...
      Vol.3, pg.220-221: (III) George Antes Snyder, second son of Governor Snyder, was born March 4, 1799, he being a son of the Governor by his second wife. He became a prominent attorney-at-law in what was then known as Union county but now Snyder county, at New Berlin, where he continued to practice law until his death, February 23, 1866. In his church faith he was a Unitarian; in politics a Whig. He married Anna Duncan, daughter of Stephen and Harriet (Elliott) Duncan. Their children were: 1. Harriet. 2. Catherine. 3. Lucy. 4. Henry F. 5. George S. 6. Ellen. 7. James, died in infancy. 8. Antes. 9. Jesse D. (IV) Antes Snyder, grandson of Governor Snyder and son of George Antes Snyder (III) was born at Selin's Grove, PA, December 9, 1836. ...
      Vol.3, pg.255: HOMER J. LINDSAY. The late Homer J. Lindsay, one of the officials of the Carnegie Steel Company, whose business career was remarkable for its success, which he achieved solely through his own manly character, pluck and native ability, was born December 7, 1859, and died March 5, 1907. He was the son of Samuel D. and Margaret A. (Buhoup) Lindsay. Samuel D. Lindsay, the father of the subject, was born in 1823, and died September 22, 1906. By his wife, Margaret A. (Buhoup) Lindsay, he had six children, three of whom attained maturity as follows: 1. Anna M., who first married John G. Young, by whom the issue was three children ... For her second husband Anna M. Lindsay Young married John W. Williams, by whom the issue is Homer Oliver and Robina M. 2. Homer J. Lindsay, subject ... 3. Robina S. Lindsay, who married, first, W.E. Duncan, whose issue was Edith, wife of James McClure; secondly she married William J. Sheraden, who had no issue. ... (pg.257) Mr. Lindsay married June 25, 1890, to Miss Emma K., daughter of William & Margaret A. (Merriman) Knoderer ...
      Vol.3, pg.359-360: JAMES McA. DUNCAN, a resident of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, who holds a responsible position with the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company, having been in the employ of that company since 1886, is a representative of the third generation of his family in this country.
            Jackson Duncan, grandfather of James McA. Duncan, was a native of Ireland and emigrated to America about 1831, when he was twenty-six years of age. At first he made his home in Baltimore, MD, but soon removed to Pittsburg, PA, where he became one of the prominent merchants of his day, and was superintendent of the first telegraph company operating wires west of Pittsburg. Subsequently he was the treasurer of the old Union Bridge, a position he held until his death. He married in Ireland, at Dawson, Derry county, May 10, 1831, Isabella Rogers, and they had children: 1. John R., born June 27, 1832, in Baltimore county, Maryland, died in childhood. 2. George R., see forward. 3. John Hessin, born July 17, 1836. 4. Isabella, born September 22, 1838, married George S. Duncan, and has one son, Edgar D., now residing at Cuyahoga Falls [MAD: Summit Co.], Ohio. 5. Robert A., born October 22, 1841, died January 8, 1907. 6. Nancy, born October 22, 1843, married James H. Mitchell, of Trenton avenue, Edgewood, and has children, George D.; Mary Gertrude, married W.O.H. Woods; Robert and Louise. 7. Mary Ellen, born January 17, 1847, married Robert H. Wilson, and is now residing in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. They have children: Frank, Porter and John.
            George R. Duncan, second son and child of Jackson and Isabella Duncan, was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1834. He was educated in the old Second ward school of that city. His first business employment was that of clerk for the Spang Iron Company. When the Iron City Bank was opened in 1857 he was installed as general bookkeeper, and for thirty years was a trusted employe of that institution, for 28 years of that time filling the position of cashier. He was one of the leaders in all matters of financial moment in that section of the country until his death in 1887, at Ingram Station, PA, where he had resided for a number of years. His political affiliations were with the Republican party. Though not a member of any congregation, he had been for years an attendant at the services of the Third Presbyterian church in Draward street. He married, in 1866, Eliza J. Stewart, and had children: 1. Albert S., married Eva Hutchinson, has one son, William H. 2. James McA., see forward. 3. George H., unmarried. 4. Bessie F., died in childhood.
            James McA. Duncan, second son and child of George R. and Eliza J. (Stewart) Duncan, was born in Pittsburg, PA, January 23, 1869. He was educated in the public schools of his native city, in the high school and in Duff's Business College. His first business occupation was with the Iron City Bank, and he then entered the employ of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, with which he has since that time been connected. His first position was as a clerk, and from this he has risen until he now fills the responsible position of manager of the price department. .... In Politics he is a stanch Republican ... He is an attendant at the Methodist Episcopal church in Wilkinsburg. He married, March 23, 1898, Mary E. Hill, daughter of William and Margaret (Shull) Hill.
      Vol.3, pg.361: SAMUEL CREELMAN. The late Samuel Creelman, for 25 years justice of the peace in Wilkinsburg, was born February 14, 1843, in that borough, in the old frame house which is still standing at the corner of Penn and Swissvale avenues. He was a son of William Creelman, a native of Ireland, and by trade a weaver, who in 1832 came as a youth to the United States, accompanied by his brothers, Samuel and John, and settled at Wilkinsburg, then Wilkins township. William Creelman married Sophina ----, and their children were: Margaret, wife of John Duncan; Samuel, of whom later; George, now residing in Kansas; John, a farmer in that state; and Mary, wife of John Luke. Samuel Creelman, son of William and Sophina Creelman, attended the public schools of Wilkins township, and while still a youth, enlisted, Sept. 17, 1861, in Co. A, One Hundred and First Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. ...
      Vol.4, pg.137-138: McCLURE family. ... William James Shaw [McClure], born March 22, 1836, died March 9, 1878, married, May 1, 1868, in Venango county, Pennsylvania, Margaret Zuver, born in New Wilmington, Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, April 4, 1844, the daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Blair) Zuver. ... (II) William James McClure and his wife, Margaret (Zuver) McClure, were the parents of the following children: 1. Eliza, born January 21, 1869, now assistant principal in the Twenty-seventh ward schools. 2. Joseph, born September 29, 1870, unmarried. He attended law school at Michigan University and is now practicing law in the city of Pittsburg. 3. James, born May 23, 1872, married Edith, daughter of W.E. and Robina (Lindsay) Duncan, whose only child is Robina Margaret. James McClure (II) is a graduate of Princeton College with the class of 1897, and is now engaged in the general insurance business at Pittsburg, of the firm of Little & McClure. 4. William C., born June 7, 1874, attended law school at the Michigan University, and now practices at Pittsburg. He married Elizabeth N. Woodside, and their child is Elizabeth N. 5. John B., born March 9, 1880, at McKeesport; he married Jennie G. Scott. 6. Blaine, born September 10, 1881, at Pittsburg, is unmarried and resides in Oklahoma, where he is engaged in the mercantile business. 7. Margaret, born in Pittsburg, April 16, 1884, now a teacher in ward Twenty-three of Pittsburg, being in the department of domestic science. 8. Helen, born in Pittsburg, April 3, 1890, now attending Pittsburg high school. The first four of this family were born in Venango county, Pennsylvania. (MAD: more McClure family not copied)
      Vol.4, pg.320-321: JOHN FLEMING LOWERS, of Braddock, special clerk to the auditor-general, was born April 23, 1873, in the borough of which he is now a resident ... son of Samuel B. Lowers and Anna (McDougal) ... Samuel B. Lowers, born August 4, 1842, at Blairsville, Pennsylvania. ... married, in 1872, Anna McDougal, daughter of George and Euphemia (McDougal) Hunter, who came from Scotland about 1850 and were among the first settlers of Braddock, where Mr. Hunter conducted a general store for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Lowers were the parents of the following children: John Fleming, of whom later; Nancy, wife of Levi Goughenour, of Scottdale, Pennsylvania; children, Thelma, Gertrude, George, John and Carrie; Euphemia, wife of I.W. Duncan, a milk dealer and ice cream manufacturer of Braddock; Samuel Bennett, foreman for I.W. Duncan, married Ada Keibler, of Braddock, one child, Chester; Carrie, wife of Adam Mehlman, of Schenectady, New York; George, time clerk at McVey & Walker's foundry, Braddock; Roy, at home. Samuel B. Lowers, the father of the family, died April 23, 1896. His three brothers, James, Moses and Smith Lowers, served during the Civil war. ...
      Vol.4, pg.352: ... Hon. John Hugus, eldest son and fourth child of Henry and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Hugus, was born at Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania, December 21, 1810. His education was acquired in the public schools of the district in which he lived, and at the age of 18 years he engaged in mercantile life in New Salem, continuing in this for more than 20 years. He ... was sheriff of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, from 1849 to 1852, and was elected to the state legislature in 1876, serving for a period of two years. He married (first), Ann C. McGinley, (second) Catherine A. Ford, and had children: 1. Elizabeth, married Henry McKeever, has one daughter, Anna Mary, who married Edwin Johnson. 2. Louisa, married Rev. T.J. Barclay of Gettysburg, and has had children: Anna K., married Charles Duncan; William, married Mary Mitchell; and Dr. Bernard. 3. Francis Marion, see forward (Francis Marion Hugus, only son and third child of Hon. John Hugus, was born in New Salem, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1847. ...). 4. Anna, unmarried. 5. Sarah, married O.P. Hargrave, of Duquesne, and has had children, Paul Hugus and Eunice, who married William Bryan.
      Vol.4, pg.366-367: THE PATTERSON FAMILY. The first of the Patterson family of which this sketch treats was the American ancestor, Nathaniel Patterson (I), who is the son of John or James (it is not certain as to which name is correct), who with his brother came to America and settled in Virginia before 1729. Nathaniel was born in 1729 and died in Mifflin township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, 1795. He was a surveyor and accompanied Washington on his trip through western Pennsylvania, at the time the latter discovered and reported to the government authorities of Virginia the importance of building a fort at the "Forks of the Ohio," in 1755. Later Mr. Patterson acquired land in Mifflin township, Allegheny county, which he cleared up and lived upon the remainder of his days. This tract of land is still owned by his descendants. He married Elizabeth Bell and to them were born six children. Nathaniel was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.
            (II) Andrew Patterson, son of Nathaniel Patterson (1), was born in Mifflin township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, and died there in 1808, aged about 55 years. In his younger days he removed to Kentucky and there followed farming; subsequently he returned to Pennsylvania and settled in Allegheny county. He was in the Revolutionary war. He married Mary McNeil, by whom several children were born, including: Nathaniel, James, Robert, Elizabeth, Mary and others.
            (III) Nathaniel Patterson, son of Andrew (2) and Mary (McNeil) Patterson, was born in Kentucky in 1795 and died in 1877. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Blues in the Mexican war; served in the war of 1848 as major. At the time of the Civil war he was recorder of Allegheny county. He married a Miss Williams and they were the parents of eleven children: James W., Andrew, Nathaniel, Isaac, Robert, Mary, who married Joseph Ramsey, and of this union was born Joseph, Jr., Alfred and John. Joseph Ramsey, Jr., was president of the Wabash Railroad Company; Nancy, married Robert C. Duncan, of whom later; Margaret, John W., Amelia and ----.
            (IV) James W. Patterson, son of Nathaniel Patterson (3), married Matilda McGuire and they had children: James W., Jr., see forward; Charles, died unmarried; Agnes, married Dr. Franklin N. Staub, nine children.
            (IV) John W. Patterson, son of Nathaniel Patterson (3), was born in 1835 in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, on the farm where his father settled on his return from Kentucky. In April, 1861, he enlisted in Company E, Thirteenth Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers, and was made captain of his company. In 1862 he was promoted to colonel of his regiment, which he commanded until his death, being killed in the battle of the Wilderness, while in command of his regiment, in 1864, when aged twenty-nine years. Grand Army Post, No. 151, on the South Side, Pittsburg, is named in honor of him. He married Almira Wendt, daughter of Frederick Wendt (see Wendt sketch) (MAD: not copied), who was one of the pioneer glass makers of Pittsburg, residing on the South Side. They had three children: Frederick W., Agnes and Mary, all born on the South Side, Pittsburg. After the death of John W. Patterson, his widow removed to Beaver county and is still living at this date, 1908.
            (IV) Nancy Patterson, daughter of Nathaniel Patterson (3), married Robert Cunliff Duncan, who was the son of Andrew (or Thomas) Duncan, whose wife's maiden name was Cunliff. Robert Cunliff Duncan followed mercantile pursuits for a number of years in Allegheny county, but later bought a farm in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, which he operated some time, and again engaged in mercantile life at Beaver Falls. He continued there but a short time and then gave up active business; he died at the age of seventy-two years. Nancy Duncan died in October, 1907, aged 91 years. They were the parents of seven children, as follows:
            1. Rev. Thomas Duncan, married Ella Craig, of Ohio. He is a Presbyterian clergyman and located at Perry, Oklahoma, and they have two children. 2. Elizabeth, married Daniel W. Scott, now deceased, of Beaver county; he was a United Presbyterian minister. 3. Nathaniel Duncan, M.D., deceased, practiced in Beaver county and married Mary A. Cranner. 4. Agnes, married a Mr. Potter, now deceased. 5. Mary, died in infancy. 6. Robert Cunliff, Jr., unmarried; read law in the office of George Shiras, Jr., and was admitted to the bar in 1884, since which time he has practiced his profession in Pittsburg. In politics he is an independent Republican. He is a member of the Masonic order, Elks and the University Club. 7. Jessie M., married Charles Wilcox and their children are: Charles, Jr., Howard, Bertha, Virginia and Helen.
            (V) Frederick W. Patterson, son of John W. Patterson (4), was born in 1860, in South Side, Pittsburg, and moved to New Brighton in 1866, where he was reared. When he reached manhood he studied civil engineering and became a surveyor and was connected with the Pennsylvania, Lake Erie & Baltimore railroad companies ... He married Mary Searight of Pittsburg, daughter of David Searight, who bore him two children, born in Beaver county, John W. and David S.
            (V) James W. Patterson, Jr., son of James W. Patterson (4), was born May 13, 1847. He married Margaret Campbell (see Campbell family sketch) (MAD: not copied), and they were the parents of thirteen children, five of whom died under twelve years of age, and those who arrived at maturity are as follows ...
      Vol.4, pg.448-449: WILLIAM FRANKLYN STEVENS, who fills the responsible and important position of librarian of the Carnegie Library at Homestead, Allegheny ... (IV) William Franklyn Stevens, son of William and Caroline Amelia (Sherman) Stevens, was born in the village of Kirby, Wyandot county, Ohio, May 4, 1863. He was graduated from the Ohio Northern University of Ada, Ohio, with the class of 1887, and since that time ... He was librarian of the railroad branch of the Young Men's Christian Association of the city of New York from 1890 to 1901, this branch having been founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt, and has been librarian of the Carnegie Library at Homestead, Pennsylvania, founded and sustained by Andrew Carnegie, since 1901.
            Mr. Stevens married Matilda Elizabeth DeFord, born in 1867, the second child of Samuel Fletcher and Mary Vashti (Duncan) DeFord. Mrs. Stevens was graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University in the class of 1887, ... She is a member of the Pittsburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, No. 53961. Samuel Fletcher DeFord, a banker of Ottawa, Ohio, was a son of John DeFord, whose earlier years were spent in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and his later life in Carroll County, Ohio, and who married Matilda Littell, a daughter of Alonzo Littell and a cousin of Eliakim Littell, founder of "Littell's Living Age." (MAD: more on Littell ancestry and wife Catherine Custis born in 1790)

1898 "Standard history of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" (Allegheny Co.) by J.G. Barnard; pub. Chicago: H.R. Cornell & Co. (LH7656, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.88: The Pittsburg and Uniontown Turnpike Road via Burmingham, Elizabethtown and Perryopolis, was begun in 1819, and books were opened for subscription. The commissioners were ... Thomas Duncan, ...
      Pg.412: May, 1846, Pittsburg Volunteers ... Birmingham Guards - first lieutenant, Robert Duncan; ... (MAD: War with Mexico)
      Pg.924: In January, 1790, the Presbyterians of Pittsburg assembled in their meetinghouse for the purpose of extending a call to a minister for the congregation. ... At this time, David Duncan was president of the board of trustees. ...

1901 "Greek letter men of Pittsburg : including also Wheeling, West Virginia, and cities of western Pennsylvania" by W.J. Maxwell; pub. New York: College Book Co. (LH11345, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.149: Beta Theta Pi: Duncan, A.P., 238 E. Wheeling, Washington.
            Pg.150: Duncan, James E., Jr. - Gamma - Washington and Jefferson - '96 - Glass Manufacturer - 238 E. Wheeling, Washington
      Pg.195: Phi Gamma Delta: Duncan, James, Bridgeport, O.
      Pg.249: Delta Tau Delta: Duncan, J.E., 328 Ward.
            Duncan, T.J., Washington.

1900 "Old Pittsburgh days" (Allegheny Co. PA) by T.J. Chapman; pub. Pittsburgh: J.R. Weldin & Co. (LH10164, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.141: Two public-houses at least were in the town in 1786, both on Water Street, one kept by David Duncan and the other, "two doors above Market Street," by A. & J. Tannehill. ...
      Pg.143: The trustees of the Pittsburgh Academy are requested to meet at the house of Mr. David Duncan on the 18th of March, 1788, to consider some business of importance.

1912-1913 "Prominent men of Pittsburgh and vicinity" (Allegheny Co. PA) (anonymous); pub. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Press Club (LH7675, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.153: WADDILL, LESLIE, dentist; b. Windsor, Mo., Aug. 30, 1897; s. William Wilson and Augusta F. (Duncan) Waddill; ed. Warrensburg State Normal School, Mo., and ...

1888 "The social mirror : a character sketch of the women of Pittsburg [Pennsylvania] and vicinity during the first century of the county's existence : society of to-day" (Allegheny Co. PA) by Adelaide Mellier Nevin; pub. Pittsburg, Pa.: T.W. Nevin (LH7664, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.24: WILKINS. Mrs. Ross Wilkins, nee Duncan, might have been called a superb woman, noted for her classic features and beautiful complexion. She married Ross Wilkins, a prominent lawyer of this city, but afterwards United States Judge for Michigan.
      Pg.164: SWEITZER, Park, Duncan. General Switzer's widow was a daughter of Dr. Stevenson, and is a sister of Mrs. James O'Hara Denny. As a girl, she was tall, prettily rounded and graceful. Blue eyes, soft brown hair, a bright, winsome face, a pretty, wholesome girl as one would wish to see. By birth and marriage she belongs to exceedingly aristocratic families. She lives in a delightful home on Beach Street, Allegheny, is charitably disposed, lovely and attractive. Mrs. Will Park and Mrs. Peter Duncan are both her daughters.
      Pg.174: HEISEY. Mrs. A.G. Heisey, of Mansfield, was a Miss Duncan, daughter of the late George Duncan, the iron manufacturer of Birmingham. Mrs. Heisey is intellectual. She dresses beautifully and travels almost all the time.
      Pg.180: DUNCAN. Mrs. Duncan, of Haysville, nee De Barron, tall, slender and elegant looking, with brown hair, dark, curling lashes shading expressive gray eyes, a delicate type of features, in her youth resembled pictures of the Empress Josephine. Mrs. Duncan's daughter Nellie is a slender, sweet-looking girl.

1915 "Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania" by John W. Jordan, 1840-1921; pub. New York : Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007)
      Vol.1, pg.456: EGAN. Michael Egan, a worthy representative of ancestors whose birth occurred in the Emerald Isle, ... is a native of Ross township, Old Perrysville road, Pennsylvania, his birth occurring March 11, 1861, son of John and Bridget (Hynes) Egan, who lived and died in Ireland, and grandson of ---- and ---- (Duncan) Egan, who lived and died in Ireland, and of Andrew Hynes, a grocer, whose death occurred in Ireland. ... from Quebec he removed to Pittsburgh, PA, in 1846 ... (MAD: Allegheny Co. PA)
      Vol.2, pg.1011-1012. DUNCAN. The Duncan family is one of the foremost in Scotland, and is believed to be of ancient Norse origin. Before 1700 the family was well established in Forfarshire, Scotland. In the Duncan family are held the earldoms of Camperdown, Gleneagles and Lundie; the viscountcy of Duncan; the barony of Lundie, and many distinguished men of this family have lived in Scotland during the past few centuries. In 1861 the census showed that of the name Duncan twelve thousand four hundred and sixty-seven persons lived in Scotland. In 1890 forty-one children of this name were born in Ireland, of whom twenty-five were in the Scotch counties of Antrim and Tyrone. A branch of the family went from Scotland to these counties in the North of Ireland as early as 1700.
            (I) William Duncan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, passed his entire life there. He was the organizer and owner of a foundry, and achieved prominence in his line of industry, being frequently consulted as an expert. He married Jeannette Todd, born in the same city as her husband, and they had children: Jean, who married Alexander MacAlpine, and died in Sandusky, Ohio; Mary, married Archibald Patterson, and died in Kansas; James, a shipbuilder, died in Glasgow; William, a mechanic, died in Indianapolis [MAD: Marion Co.], Indiana; George.
            (II) George Duncan, son of William and Jeannette (Todd) Duncan, was born in Scotland, and became an engineer in Glasgow for the Oriental Gas Company of London. He had charge of numerous important works, among them being the installation of gas works at Turin, Italy; Smyrna, Asia Minor; and Calcutta, India. Upon the completion of the last named piece of work he returned to Glasgow and was engaged in business independently for a period of three years. In 1872 he came to America, settled in McKeesport [MAD: Allegheny Co.], Pennsylvania, and there became foreman of the machine shops of the National Tube Works, which was then just starting on its magnificent career. This position Mr. Duncan held until his death on March 15, 1884. He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the Presbyterian church, and of the Knights of Honor. Mr. Duncan married Mary MacCurdy, who married (second) John Hayne, of Braddock, and died April 4, 1902. She was a daughter of Robert MacCurdy, born in Duntoucher, Renfrewshire, Scotland, who was a soldier in the British army, and the father of Archibald, also a soldier in the British army. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan: George of further mention; Archibald, a mill superintendent, lives in McKeesport; Cornelius, foreman in a machine shop, lives in McKeesport; James, superintendent of the Buttweld Mill, lives in McKeesport; Mary, died in girlhood.
            (III) George (2) Duncan, son of George (1) and Mary (MacCurdy) Duncan, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, January 21, 1864. The greater part of his school education was acquired in the public schools of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and upon its completion he was apprenticed in the machine shops of the National Tube Works. He became successively journeyman, foreman and superintendent of the Buttweld Mill, and in 1901 was made master mechanic and assistant general superintendent of the tube mills, a responsible position he is still filling, having control of more than four hundred and fifty men. In political matters, he is a Republican, and a member of the Central Presbyterian Church ... Mr. Duncan married, in 1888, Anna, born in McKeesport, a daughter of Louis and Margaret Held, and they have one daughter, Annie Sinclair, has attended the McKeesport High School.
      Vol.3, pg.1738-1739: H. Dana Rolfe, son of Herman Ross and Mary A. (Le Bosquet) Rolfe, was born in Concord, New Hampshire, February 12, 1845 ... his home in Pittsburgh ... Mr. Rolfe married, September 13, 1866, Mary E., born in New York State, a daughter of Reuben and Caroline E. Stewart, who lived in New Hampshire, removed to Massachusetts, and died at Concord in that state. ... Mr. and Mrs. Rolfe have had children: Dana S., is assistant superintendent of the Carnegie Steel Mill, at Duquesne, and lives at Munhall; Frances J., married C.L. Davis, and lives in Munhall; Kate Le Bosquet, now deceased, married Charles L. Duncan; Edward C., a garage proprietor, lives in Seneca Falls, New York; H. Dana Jr., unmarried. ... (MAD: Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA)

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