Duncans in Philadelphia Co. PA Histories


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

Last revised November 2, 2007

HISTORIES before 1923

1907 "Colonial Families of the United States of America : in which is given the history, genealogy and armorial bearings of colonial families who settled in the American colonies from the time of the settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775" edited by George Norbury Mackenzie (from Evelyn Sigler 3/1983)
      Pg.345. McKim Family from Ireland to America 1734; to Philadelphia; to DEL. John McKim, b. 5 Feb. 1742, m. Margaret Duncan, dau. of Isaac and Margaret Duncan of Philadelphia PA.
      Pg.545. Veazey Family. George Ross Veazey, Baltimore MD, b. 17 Jan. 1820, d. 12 Sept. 1856 in Baltimore; m. 16 May 1850 Eliza Duncan, b. 6 March 1824, d. 2 Jan. 1870. She was dau. of Rev. John Mason Duncan, minister of the Associate Reformed Church at Baltimore, and his wife, Eliza McKim. Granddau. of Capt. Matthew Duncan of Philadelphia and of John McKim. Gr-granddau. of Rev. John Mason, minister of Cedar St. Pres. Church, New York.

1909 "A history of Clay County, Indiana : closing of the first century's history of the county, and showing the growth of its people, institutions, industries and wealth" by William Travis; pub. Chicago : Lewis Publishing (LH10318, HeritageQuest image 10/2007; FHL book 977.244 H2t and film 928,385 item 2)
      Vol.2 pg.487: JOHN MASON DUNCAN.-- In the ancestry of Mr. Duncan are found men who have distinguished themselves in their day and generation. They have been efficient laborers in the cause of Christianity as ministers of the gospel, earnest and eloquent ... Dr. John Mason, the grandfather of John M., was the leading Presbyterian minister in Baltimore, Maryland, in his day, and his son, Dr. John McKim Duncan, commenced life for himself as a lawyer, but afterward studied for the ministry under the able leadership of Dr. Jewett of Terre Haute and became a Presbyterian minister in Maryland. He preached mostly in the East.
      Dr. John McKim Duncan was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was of Scotch descent. His wife, in her maidenhood Elizabeth Lawrence, was of English descent, and was born and reared in Exeter, New Hampshire. Her father was a successful lawyer in New Hampshire, and was an intimate friend of Daniel Webster and a first cousin of Franklin Pierce. Three children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Duncan -- John Mason, Eliza McKim and Lena.
      John Mason Duncan, the first born of the children, is a native son of Philadelphia, born December 14, 1855, and in 1863 he came to Cloverland, Indiana. But after two years here he went to Terre Haute to attend school, and remained in that city until March, 1870. Going thence to Exeter, New Hampshire, he entered the Exeter Academy, and after leaving college went west, returning in 1875 to Terre Haute, where he studied under the preceptorship of Harvey D. Scott. In time Mr. Duncan entered the insurance business with Luther G. Hager, continuing for nine years as an insurance man, and then coming to Posey township, Clay county, he became the owner of his present farm of 200 acres and is engaged in dairy farming.
      In Terre Haute, in 1887, he married Glenn Philips, who was born and reared in Michigan, and they have six children: J. McKim, Donald McGregory, Margaret G., James Modesett, Ellen E. and Theodore. From the Republican party Mr. Duncan transferred his political allegiance to the Democracy, and he is an active worker in local politics.

1881 "History of Coshocton County, Ohio : its past and present, 1740-1881; containing a comprehensive history of Ohio; a complete history of Coshocton County, a history of its soldiers in the late war, biographies and histories of pioneer families, etc." by Norman Newell Hill (FHL book 977.165 H2hi)
      Pg.513: Jefferson Twp. The western half is known as the Bell section. The patent for it was granted April 2, 1800, to Cairnon Wedwell, of Philadelphia, who conveyed it the same year to John Duncan, a broker of Philadelphia. The following year he sold to John Bell, a resident of the same city, all of the section except the 1/12 part off the western side, which had been deeded to Martin Baum.

1900 "OH Valley Genealogies relating chiefly to families in Harrison, Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, and Washington, Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pennsylvania" by Charles A. Hanna (FHL book 973 D2hc; SLC 9/2007; FHL film 20,157)
      Pg.7-9: JOHN, HUGH, ROBERT and WILLIAM BINGHAM ... (pg.8) Hugh, d. in Hamiltonban township, September-October, 1777; m. Martha Armor, daughter of Thomas (?) and ---- McKinley Armor, ..., had issue: IV. Hugh, d. in Hamiltonban township, May 11-15, 1793; had issue: 1. John-Armor, d. at Natchez, Miss., 1824; 2. Jean, d. at Freeport, Penn., 1857; m. her cousin, Hugh, son of Samuel (I. above - MAD: not copied); 3. Hugh, d. at New Wilmington, Lawrence county, Penn., 1865; m. (1st) Oct. 13, 1807, Esther Bailey, daughter of Captain William and Mary Ann Duncan Bailey, of York, Penn.; m. (2d) Ellen Junkin Galloway; settled in Mercer, Penn., soon after 1800 (MAD: children not copied). William Bailey, father of Esther Bailey Bingham, served, in 1775, as second lieutenant of the Independent Light Infantry Company of the first battalion of York county (Penn.) Militia, formed in Yorktown, December, 1775; the company was commanded in 1776 by William Bailey as captain, and was captured by the British at the fall of Fort Washington; settled in Yorktown after the Revolution; m. Mary Ann Duncan, probably daughter of ---- and Margaret Mason Duncan, the latter a native of Scotland, who d. Nov. 16, 1802, leaving funds with which to build the second United Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia; 4. (MAD: quit copying)

1923 "Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, 1623-1923" by John Milton Killits; pub. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 3 vol., v.2&3 have biographies (FHL book 977.112 H2t; SLC 9/2007)
      Vol.3, pg.620-623 (picture on pg.621): FRED FRANCIS DUNCAN. Although he has not yet reached the age of thirty years, Fred Francis Duncan has demonstrated his ability ... president of The Duncan Company, he is controlling two of the large manufacturing enterprises of Toledo. He was born in Seattle, [King Co.] Washington, March 9, 1893, and his parents were Francis Andrew and Adelaide (Stackhouse) Duncan. The father was a native of Liverpool, England, and when a youth of sixteen years he emigrated to Canada but subsequently crossed the border into the United States, locating at Seattle, Washington, where he opened a blacksmith's shop, having learned the trade in his native land. He continued a resident of that city until 1905, when he came to Toledo, and acquiring a large tract of land, he erected thereon a modern plant, having organized the Duncan Forge Company and The Duncan Company, of which he became president. ... his demise on the 29th of April, 1919, when he was forty-six years of age. The mother passed away in this city in 1912. In their family were six children: George, a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Frank, Gordon, Donald, Margaret and Fred F., all of whom are living in Toledo. ... Public schools of Seattle, Washington, and this city, Fred Francis Duncan acquired his education ... On the 12th of April, 1919, Mr. Duncan married Miss Ida S. Hold, a daughter of William H. Hold, and they have become the parents of a son, Francis Andrew, who was born in this city September 19, 1920. Mr. Duncan is a veteran of the World war. He joined the Three Hundred and Thirtieth Ohio Battalion and with the Tank Corps served for seven months on the French front, ... Republican ...

1889 "Biographical Souvenir of the States of Georgia and Florida : containing biographical sketches of the representative public, and many early settled families in these states" pub. by F.A. Battey (Los Angeles Public Library book R975.8 B615)
      Georgia, Pg. 249-250: ALEXANDER B. DUNCAN, M.D., of Leesburg, Ga., was born in Lee County, Ga., February 10, 1849. He is the son of Alexander B. and Ellen A. (Holland) Duncan. Alexander B. was born in Philadelphia, Penn., in about 1812, went to New Orleans when twelve years of age, where he was reared and educated. In about 1830 he moved to Albany, Ga., where he lived for many years but died in Lee County, in 1852. He was a farmer by occupation and one of the pioneer settlers in Dougherty County. The mother of the subject was born in Jasper Co. GA, in about 1823 and died in 1883. She bore her husband two children, viz.: Alexander B. and Mary E.
      Alexander B. was reared in Lee County and was educated at Albany and Mercer University. In 1866 he commenced to read medicine ... he commended clerking (1873) in Albany, Ga.; from there in 1876 he went to Leesburg. He remained in Lee County, farming and clerking, until 1878, when he returned to Albany ... January 10, 1877, he was married to Mrs. Addie H. Cooper, widow of W.C.H. Cooper (deceased), of Albany, Ga., and a daughter of Stephen Wright, of Knoxville, Ga. To their union were born five children, viz.: Mary F., George F., Edward, Pleman and Stephen A. His wife died May 28, 1883.

1875 "Sketches of Leading and Representative Men of San Francisco [CA]" by San Francisco, London & NY Publishing Co. (no author given) (CA State Library book C920.0F99)
      Pg.815-819: JOSEPH C. DUNCAN, Esq. ... came to San Francisco in 1850. He left his home in Philadelphia (where his family have resided for 200 years), when a boy of 14, and made IL his residence until 1848. He edited the first literary magazine in that state, and was editor of political paper. In 1848 to New Orleans, editor of "New Orleans Crescent." To San Francisco as journalist, but fire of May 1851 destroyed printing and newspaper office. In 1856 resumed editorial chair, 5 years. In 1874 organized Safe Deposit Co. of San Francisco (several pages on Safe Deposit Co. and it's vault). Mr. Duncan is the Manager of the Pioneer Bank, and has built up that incorporation into a first-class institution. ... Mr. Duncan's forte is business, and ... his extra-ordinary success in business is due to his unconquerable energy and unbinding integrity. ....

1890 "An Illustrated history of southern California : embracing the counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange, and the peninsula of lower California, from the earliest period of occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of their prospects, also, full-page portraits of some of their eminent men, and biographical mention of many of their pioneers and of prominent citizens of to-day." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. (LH13745, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 468,743 item 2 and 1,000,098 item 2; from Kathy D. Cawley 1/2007)
      ADDENDA. Page 896: MRS. JULIA J. STEWART was born in Philadelphia in 1830, her parents being JOHN R. and HANNAH E. (HOWELL) VODGES. The former was a native of Philadelphia, a prominent lawyer and a trustee of Jefferson Medical College. He and General Israel Vodges were cousins. The mother was born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1794, and died at the advanced age of eighty-nine years.
      Julia, the subject of this sketch, was educated in Philadelphia, and was a constant resident of that city until she moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1884. She removed to Spring valley, San Diego County, the same year, and bought the ranch on which she now resides. It consisted of 320 acres. The property has a fine residence on it, and has been improved since 1870. Mrs. Stewart has made many improvements in the way of fine ranch buildings and running water-pipes over it. On the place there are 900 orange trees, 200 olive, 300 lemon, and nearly every other variety of fruit, all in bearing; also many ornamental shrubs and flowers. The ranch is one of the oldest and best known places in the valley; the railroad runs near it, and Spring Valley station is within half a mile of it. Mrs. Stewart has donated a school-house site, and a nice school-house is in the process of erection.
      Mrs. Stewart has been twice married, first to WILLIAM B. DUNCAN, grandson of General DUNCAN, a general of the war of 1812. They had one daughter by this union - JULIA, born in 1855 in Philadelphia, who married GEORGE WHARTON, had two children, and afterward died. The children, Edith and Helen, are now with their grandmother. In 1861 the subject of this notice was married to REV. DR. STEWART, a native of Dublin, Ireland. When quite young he was taken by his parents to Jamaica, Newark and Philadelphia. During the war he was Chaplain with Harlan's Cavalry. By this union there were three daughters, viz.: Mary, born in 1862, and married in 1879 to Frederick Phillips, of Philadelphia; Hanna Vodges, born in 1865, and married in 1887 to her cousin, W.B. Prentice, who was born of American parents while abroad. He went to Washington Territory and took up 160 acres of government land, remained one year, then went to Los Angeles and engaged in the dry-goods business for himself. They make their home with Mrs. Stewart at Spring Valley. The other daughter, Mildred Maud, was born in 1868. Having poor health, she was the cause of the family coming to California. She died in Los Angeles in 1885. Mrs. Stewart has engaged quite heavily in San Diego property, and among the rest owns the Buckingham, on the corner of D and Second streets. (MAD: nothing said about the death of William B. Duncan or of Rev. Dr. Stewart.)

1888 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county" pub. by Acme Publishing (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.71 D46Po)
      Pg.665: GEORGE A. DUNCAN, Mayor of Burlington, Iowa, was born at Germantown [Philadelphia Co.], Pa., in 1850. Four years later his father, Thomas Duncan, removed with his family to Iowa, first locating at Muscatine, ... until 1857, then removing to Burlington. ....

1893 "History of TX, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee & Burleson Cos." by Lewis Pub. Co. (from Jean Walker 7/1984; MAD's extract)
      Pg.812-5: JUDGE THOMAS P. HUGHES, a retired lawyer of Georgetown [Williamson Co.] was born in Washington Co. KY, December 18, 1826, ... arriving in Georgetown, TX, in February, 1851. ... Judge Hughes was first married in November, 1856, to Miss Susan Doxey, a daughter of John and Rebecca Doxey, of Missouri. To that union were born three children ... The wife and mother died in June, 1871. November 22, 1877, our subject was married at the residence of Mrs. William Short, at Louisville, Kentucky, by Rev. M. Conn, of the Presbyterian Church, to Miss Jennie Lowrie Duncan, a daughter of David and Henrietta (Spence) Duncan, natives of Illinois. The mother was the youngest daughter of Dr. Andrew Spence, of Philadelphia. (gives children of Andrew Spence) Mrs. Duncan's parents died at an early age ... After returning to Philadelphia, she met and married David Duncan, a son of Gardner Duncan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Gardner Duncan had the following children: James, David, John, Lowrie; Mrs. Jane Rickards, Mrs. Marion Stevens, Grace and Mrs. Cecilian B. Francis. Mr. Francis was United States Consul to Victoria, under Lincoln, of whom he was a great friend. Mr. David Duncan was drowned while crossing the Sangamon river, in Illinois, in an early day. His wife died of cholera in Louisville, KY. Their daughter, Henrietta Spence, resides with her sister, Mrs. Hughes, in Georgetown. ... (MAD: see Sangamon & McLean Co. IL)

1890 "History of Lower Shenandoah Valley, Cos. of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson & Clarke" by J.E. Norris, pub. Chicago by A. Warner (FHL book 975.59 H2n)
      Genealogy & Biography: Pg.575-6: Ex.Gov. Frederick W.M. Holliday, born Winchester, Frederick Co. VA, February 22, 1828. His parents were R.J. McK. and Mary Catherine Holliday, nee Taylor. ... They died within a short time of each other, at the advanced age of four-score years. His paternal grandfather, William Holliday, came from the North of Ireland with his parents at the age of fourteen. They settled in PA. He afterwards located in Winchester, and there permanently lived. He married Mrs. Blair, nee Duncan, of Philadelphia. William Holliday became a prominent merchant of Winchester. Gov. Holliday's maternal grandfather, Dr. Samuel Taylor, born near Dover, DE, ... complete his education in Philadelphia and settled in Berryville, then Frederick, now Clarke Co. VA, in 1797; was surgeon in the War of 1812, married Catherine, a daughter of Dr. Robert Mackey of Winchester, who was the mother of Mary Catherine, the mother of Gov. Holliday. His maternal great-grandfather, Dr. Robert Mackey, was a surgeon in the war of the Revolution, and at its close located at Winchester ... (more on Gov. Holliday)

1901 "Portrait and Biographical Record of Arizona : commemorating the achievements of citizens who have contributed to the progress of Arizona and the development of its resources" pub. by Chapman Pub. Co. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      Pg.295: Hon. James F. Duncan, clerk of board of supervisors of Cochise Co., Democrat, citizen of Tombstone. Born Philadelphia, PA, June 15, 1839; his father John Duncan was native of New York, and with his brother Tom, constructed in 1842 the Globe mills of Philadelphia, where he died the following year. Up to age 12, James F. Duncan remained in Philadelphia, attended school; 1854 went to Mount Union, where learned blacksmith trade; 1861 sent to oil regions near present site of Rouseville; outbreak of Civil war returned to Mount Union, enlisted Aug. 10, 1861, in Co. A, 46th PA Inf.; discharged July 31, 1865. For 12 years worked in PA oil regions, around Foster, Emlenton, Parker City & St. Petersburg, Clarion Co. ... In 1879 removed to AZ; 1890 to Tombstone. Married 1871 to Mary E. Miniger, who d. at Westfield, NY, Oct. 3, 1882, leaving one son, Lemuel D. Duncan, who at this time is serving government in the Philippines.

1913 "Who's Who in Arizona." by Harry Welsh, John F Myers, R J Young, Joseph H Gray, et al; pub. unknown: J. Connors (LH11648, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 979.1 D3c and film 934,828 item 2)
      Pg.714: JAMES FRANKLIN DUNCAN, Representative from Cochise County, and Commander of the Department of Arizona G.A.R., was born in Philadelphia, June 15, 1839. His father, John Duncan, was of Scotch descent. His mother was of Holland Dutch descent, and a native of Pennsylvania. "Judge" Duncan, as he is familiarly known, was educated in the public schools of Pennsylvania ... enlisted in Company A, 46th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, ... after the war he engaged in the oil business in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, for twelve years. Mr. Duncan came to Arizona in 1879 and located at Mule Gulch, Pima County, the next year was appointed the first Justice of the Peace, before the city of Bisbee was located, ... which he filled for eleven years. Mr. Duncan is serving his second term in the Legislature. (MAD: nothing said of a wife or children, mother's name never given)

1894 "Notes and Queries: Historical, biographical and genealogical, chiefly relating to interior Pennsylvania" by William H. Egle (Memphis Public Library book 929.348 N911; from Evelyn Sigler 2/1985)
      Pg.485: Judge Duncan moved to Philadelphia where he d. Nov. 1827. From sketches by Mr. Harris in his reminiscences ... Mr. Duncan was a man of polished manners, neat and careful in dress, and never rude or wantonly disrespectful of others ....

1880 "Records of the olden time, or, Fifty years on the prairies : embracing sketches of the discovery, exploration and settlement of the country, the organization of the counties of Putnam and Marshall [Illinois], incidents and reminiscences connected therewith, biographies of citizens, portraits and illustrations" by Spencer Ellsworth; pub. Lacon, Ill.: Home Journal Steam Printing Establishment, 1880 (HeritageQuest image 3/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 4479; FHL film 1,000,510 item 4)
      Pg.641, Putnam Co. IL, Hennepin Township: Dr. C.M. DUNCAN. This gentleman is a practicing physician and surgeon of Hennepin. He was born in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 17, 1816, graduated from Beech Medical Institute in that city in 1837, and after practicing his profession in Philadelphia two years removed to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he also practiced two years. He then returned to Philadelphia. In 1842, at Louisville [Jefferson Co.], Kentucky, he married Miss Jane E. Noxon, and in 1845 located in Hennepin. May 24, 1872, his wife died, leaving three children - Aspasia L., Zach. T., and Charles M. In 1875 he married Miss Vesta A. Turner, a native of Oxford county, Maine. He removed to Fairbury, Livingstone county, Illinois, in 1868, but returned to Hennepin in 1870, since which time he has followed his profession successfully, securing an extensive and lucrative practice.

1889 "Portrait and biographical album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States." by John A. Rawlins, M.Y. Johnson, Adamx; pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros. (LH11731, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 934,989 item 1)
      Pg.226-228: Jo Daviess Co. - Hon. JAMES BAYNE, J.P. for 25 years, Hanover Township & city property. Judge Bayne first set foot upon the soil of Illinois 1853 ... native of city of Philadelphia, PA, and was born Feb. 27, 1826. He lived there until age 10, then with parents to Newark, New Castle Co. DE, until 1853 ... married in Newark, Del., July 15, 1847, to Miss Mary J. Miller, born in New Castle County that State, Sept. 8, 1820, dau. of John and Margaret (Scott) Miller, natives of MD and are now deceased. ... Five children to our subject, four now living, James, Robert, Charles, and Mary. Charles M., study of law in the Chicago School, now practicing in Raton, New Mexico. He married Miss Lillian Duncan. ... Robert Bayne, the father of our subject, was likewise a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and born May 10, 1801. He lived there until 1837, engaged mostly as a shoemaker, and in the meantime was married to Miss Ann Duncan. Thence he removed to Delaware, where he engaged in the boot and shoe trade ... Justice of Peace, Notary Public, and other offices. Spent the last years of his life in comparative retirement at Newark, Delaware. To the parents of our subject were born 8 sons and 1 daughter, of whom five sons and the daughter grew to mature years. Robert, Nathaniel, and Samuel served as soldiers in the late Civil War. The father going to visit them contracted army-fever and died soon after his return home. The mother, Mrs. Ann (Duncan) Bayne, was also born in Philadelphia and is the descendant of an old family, who had settled in Pennsylvania during the Colonial days. Her father, William Duncan, spent his last days in Philadelphia. ....

1912 "Baltimore [Maryland]: its history and its people" (Maryland) ed. by Clayton Colman Hall; pub. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. (LH11385; HeritageQuest 4/2007 & 7/2007; FHL book 975.26 D3h v.1-3 and fiche 6,050,238 and 6,050,239 and 6,050,240)
      Vol.2, pg.255-256-257: The Gordon family. ... Alexander B. Gordon, son of Samuel and Susan F. (Knox) Gordon, was a prominent lawyer of Baltimore and a member of the city council about 1858, serving two or four years. .... He was twice married, his first wife being Margaret McKim, and his second Elizabeth Harrison. (MAD: children not copied). Margaret McKim, the first wife of Alexander B. Gordon, belonged to a family which has for a long period been honorably and conspicuously associated with the history of Baltimore. John McKim, the earliest member of the family known to the present generation, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, about 1670, and from him, by two marriages, descended the two branches of the family represented in this city about a hundred years ago by the brothers, John, Alexander and Robert McKim on the one side, and John McKim Jr. on the other. Thomas McKim, son of John McKim, the first ancestor and father of John, Alexander and Robert, was born in Londonderry in 1710. He came to this country in 1734, settling first in Philadelphia, but about 1739 married and removed to Brandywine, Delaware, where all his children were born, and where he died in 1784. (MAD: nothing on his wife). His eldest son, John, was born in 1742, and when a young man came to Baltimore, establishing himself in mercantile business on the south side of Baltimore street, near Gay street, on property which is still owned by the family. After some years he married Margaret Duncan, of Philadelphia, and in 1777 removed to that city, where he engaged in business, but soon after the death of his wife, in 1784, he returned to Baltimore, bringing with him his two sons, Isaac and William D., father of Margaret, first wife of Alexander B. Gordon. He was a shipping and importing merchant, and in 1797 took his son Isaac into partnership under the firm name of John McKim & Son. ... He died in 1819. ... William D. McKim, the youngest son of John McKim, was born in 1779, in Philadelphia, and was but six years old when brought by his father to Baltimore. When about twenty years of age he went to Europe, and on his return ... was one of the originators of the Baltimore Gas Company ... married in 1806 Susan Haslett of Caroline county, whose ancestors also came from Londonderry. They had five sons and one daughter, Margaret, who became the wife of Alexander B. Gordon, as mentioned above. Mr. McKim died in November, 1834, at the age of 55. (MAD: more on Alexander Gordon & family)
      Vol.3, pg.653: (VI) George Ross [Veazey], son of Dr. John Thompson and Sarah (Ward) Veazey, was born January 17, 1820, at Mount Harmon, an estate on Sassafras Neck, then belonging to his father, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced his profession at Elkton, Cecil county, until about 1845, when he removed to Baltimore and there practiced during the remainder of his life. Mr. Veazey married, May 16, 1850, Eliza, born March 6, 1824, daughter of the Rev. John Mason Duncan, minister of the Associate Reformed Church, Baltimore, and Eliza McKim, his wife, and granddaughter of Captain Matthew Duncan, of Philadelphia, who served in the Revolutionary Army; also granddaughter of John McKim Jr., of Baltimore, and great-granddaughter of the Rev. John Mason, minister of the Cedar Street Presbyterian Church, New York. Mrs. Veazey was ... Mr. and Mrs. Veazey were parents of four sons: Duncan, mentioned below; George Ross, deceased; Isaac Parker, of Great Falls, Montana; and McKim, deceased. Mr. Veazey was at one time nominated by the Whigs for the office of State senator. He died in Baltimore, September 12, 1856, being then only in the 37th year of his age, and the death of his widow occurred January 2, 1870. (VII) Duncan, eldest son of George Ross and Eliza (Duncan) Veazey, was born February 16, 1851, in Baltimore ... admitted 1877 to the Baltimore bar, ... Mr. Veazey married, November 24, 1880, in St. Stephen's Church, Cecil county, Maryland, Annie Veazey, daughter of William and Arabella (Veazey) Knight, of Essex Lodge, of Cecil county, Maryland, ... (MAD: more on Veazey family, not copied)

1911 "Who's who in New York City and State : a biographical dictionary of contemporaries." (anonymous); pub. New York: W.F. Brainard (LH11427, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL film 2,055,148 item 9)
      Pg.292: DUNCAN, LOUIS : Elec. eng'r; b. Washington, D.C., Mar. 25, 1862; s. Thomas and Maria (Morris) Duncan; grad. U.S. Naval Acad., 1880; studied physics and mathematics at Johns Hopkins Univ., Ph.D., 1885; m. Philadelphia, 1887, Edith McKee; children: McKee, b.1889; Dorothy, b.1891; Harriet, b.1893; Edith, b.1899. Served in U.S. Navy until 1887; resigned; prof. applied electricity, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1887-98; head Dep't Electrical Eng'ring, Mass. Inst. Technology, 1902-04. Wrote article on Electric Traction in Encyclopaedia Britannica; also many articles on engineering subjects in technical journals. Served as major 1st Vol. Eng'rs in Spanish Am. War. Mem. Am. Inst. Elec. Eng'rs (twice pres.); hon. mem. Franklin Inst.; fellow Am. Philos. Soc.; mem. Mathematical Soc. of France and Physical Soc. of France. Clubs: University, Eng'rs (N.Y. City), Maryland (Baltimore), Army and Navy (Washington & N.Y. City), Automobile Club of America. Residence: Pelham Manor, Westchester Co., N.Y. Address: 55 Liberty St., N.Y. City.

1898 "Emma Willard and her pupils, or, Fifty years of Troy Female Seminary : 1822-1872" (Rensselaer Co. NY) ed. by Mrs. A.W. Fairbanks; pub. New York: Mrs. R. Sage (LH4363, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL film 6,071,296)
      Pg.471-472: DUNCAN, HENRIETTA, daughter of John and Christiana (Arnott) Duncan, born in Xenia, O., was a pupil in Troy Seminary in 1850 and 1851, in which latter year she graduated. She married, in 1866, John Alexander, of Philadelphia, and died in Philadelphia in 1877. ... The husband of Mrs. Alexander, and one son, Lucien Alexander, Lawyer, survive her. Family residence, 1935 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (MAD: Xenia, Greene Co. OH)

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