Duncan research files of
1914 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO book F386 J66 1914, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; and FHL book 976.4 H2j and film 547,564)
Vol.4 pg.1656: Hon. ARTHUR B. DUNCAN, with his family, was a pioneer settler of Floyd Co. TX, now has been there 30 years. He was born in Hopkins Co. TX 12 Aug. 1862, son of Dr. William B. and Elizabeth (Vaden) Duncan. His father was born 1800 in Culpeper Co. VA, graduated Medical Department of University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1830, then to AR for 15 years, in 1845 to Hopkins Co. TX; in 1869 to Grayson Co. where he died in 1874 at age 74. His mother was born in TN, came with parents to TX in 1849, Hopkins Co. where she was reared, educated and married; after her husband died in 1874, she moved to Hale Co. where she lived until her death in 1892 at age 59. Judge Duncan, the 5th of nine children, married in Dec. 1882 to Miss Sarah K. Day in Montague Co.; her parents Mathew and Sarah Day of Grayson Co. TX, her mother still living at the home of Judge Duncan. Judge Duncan had ten children: Silas E. b. Montague Co. TX, married, lives Floydada, has 3 children; Mrs. Maude E. Hollum, b. Floyd Co., resides Jourdanton, Atascosa Co., 3 children; Mrs. Emma L. Watkins, b. Floyd Co., 4 children, resides Jourdanton, TX; Mrs. Edith E. Pitts, b. Floyd Co., lives El Paso, 2 children; Mrs. Hope E. Hammond, b. Floyd Co., resides Floydada, 1 child; Mrs. Ruby E. Brown b. Floyd Co., now lives Floydada; Miss Mattie E. Duncan, b. Floydada, attending high school; Arthur B. Duncan Jr., Floydada native, in school; Carroll V. and Mark W. Duncan, b. Floydada, in school.
"The Early History of Floyd Co." by Claude V. Hall, 1947, has the additional information that Arthur B. Duncan, to Floyd Co. TX 1884, had brothers W.V. Duncan and Ed. Duncan who moved to Hale Co. and settled on Runningwater Draw in the spring of 1886; W.V. Duncan moved to Memphis, Hall Co. TX, in 1889 until 1893, when he moved to South Dakota until 1908, then to Canada. (from Lucille Mehrkam 5/1984; FHL book 976.484 H2h)
"Texas Under Many Flags" by Clarence Ray Wharton, 1930, 5 vols.; Vol.IV, pg.137-8, has information on Arthur B. Duncan similar to that in the 1914 "History of TX and Texans". (FHL film 1,000,594, item 4; and from Evelyn Sigler 9/1984)
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