Duncans in Washington Co. PA Histories


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

Last revised October 29, 2007

HISTORIES before 1923

1882 "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men" by Boyd Crumrine, pub. by L.H. Everts (from Neva Fisk 4/1985 and Louis Boone 10/1985; FHL film 896,966 item 1 from Iris Grimmett)
      Pg.339: List of men in Washington Co. Company C, 149th Regiment: ... Private Alexander Duncan, mustered out of Co. C, May 31, 1865.
      Pg.802-11, Hanover Township: Territory now forming Hanover twp orig. embraced in Smith twp; separated in 1786. Two years later, the erection of Allegheny Co. on Sept. 24, 1788, took a large portion of its territory. Assessment roll of Hanover township in 1800 ... James Nelson. One of earliest settlers was Samuel Johnston; the lands he took up were in both Hanover and Smith townships; in February 1780 he was granted two Virginia certificates for lands on Racoon Creek ...
      Pg.803: Alexander Duncan emigrated from Lancaster to Washington County, and located a tract of land in Smith township. His sons were Daniel and John. Daniel was killed by a tree falling upon him during a heavy storm. John Duncan married Elizabeth Moreland. He was ordained an elder in the Three-Spring Church in 1803. His residence was near the present town of Florence. His living children are James, Daniel, and Susan (Mrs. Culley), who is now living in Florence in her 82nd year.
      Pg.806: Michael Dillow ... 1780 received a VA certificate for land on Raccoon Creek; Thomas Armor received a VA certificate for land on Raccoon Creek to include his improvement made 1776, adj. Capt. Kilpatrick Hollingsworth and William Dunnam; VA certificates granted to Adam and Andrew Poe and others, ca 1786. Mention of Indian attack on Dillow's Fort ca 1778, (near or on Raccoon Creek); 10 Feb. 1782 the cabin of Robert Wallace attacked and burned by Indians; Indian hostilities along the Ohio River frontier 1777-1784.
      Pg.806: Levi Culley emigrated to this country after 1800, and purchased part of the tract then belonging to John L. Proudfoot, and settled upon it. His sons were Jesse, Joseph, George, Robert, Levi, and John. Jesse settled on an adjoining farm. He married Susan, a daughter of Elder John Duncan. They lived and died there, leaving descendants. Joseph married ... George married ... A daughter became the wife of John W. Duncan, who occupies the property. (also info on sons Robert, Levi and John.)
      Pg.808: Cross-Roads Presbyterian Church. The following are the names of the persons who were chosen as elders from the organization (June, 1800) till 1807, while the society worshiped in the old log church, viz.: ... 1803, Samuel Fulton, James Proudfoot, John Duncan, Sr. ...
      Pg.810: Schools. In 1817, Richard Shillcock taught in a house on the farm now owned by John W. Duncan.
      Pg.916, Smith Township: John Ferguson, native of Ireland, settled Lancaster Co. 1795; 1798 to Smith township, purchased 90a of John Bavington and settled upon it. On 29 Dec. 1813, he purchased 89a of the administrators of John Bavington, adjoining William Brummer and Alexander Duncan, and on 7 Feb. 1818, he purchased of John Duncan 144 acres adj. Jeremiah Andrews, James Moore, William Ferguson, and James Brown. This land was part of a tract which was patented by George Deed 4 April 1793, 1/4 of which was sold in 1797 to Abraham Crow who sold to John Duncan March 7, 1816. John Ferguson died on the homestead in 1842, aged 76 years ... (daughter) Elizabeth married James Smith, and settled on an adjoining farm, now owned by John Culley.
      Pg.926: The school in Smith Township was built by James Duncan on land owned by James Stevenson (a Miller) now owned by Matthew Melab.

1893 "Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settled families" pub. by J.H. Beers (FHL book 974.882 H2 and from Byron Merrill 11/1987)
      Pg.989: Daniel Duncan, Smith Twp. ... grandson of Alexander Duncan. John Duncan, father of the subject, was born about 1768 in Lancaster Co. PA, where he married, and in 1780 came to Washington Co., Smith Twp, about 1-1/2 mile north of Burgettstown. A brother, Daniel Duncan, who came West with him, was killed by lightning. To this marriage of John Duncan (no wife named), five children were born: Alexander, David, John, Elisha and Susan, all of whom lived to adult age, and Susan, who was born June 30, 1800, died at Florence in 1890, having lived to see her great-great-grandchild. Mrs. John Duncan died soon after the birth of her youngest child, and Mr. Duncan then married Nancy Morrison, of Washington Co., who bore him children as follows: James, Elizabeth, Jane, and a son deceased in infancy (twins), Joseph, Daniel (whose name opens this sketch), and Norris. Of this family Daniel is the only one yet living. The mother passed away, and John Duncan for his third spouse married Mrs. Emery, who died in 1852. ... Whig. Daniel Duncan was born May 12, 1815, on farm where he is yet living and where his father first located after coming to Washington Co. September 20, 1851, he married Rachel Van Eman, born 1825, daughter of Garrett Van Eman, a native of Smith Twp. Children: Ella (at home), Logan V. and O.C. (twins), the former a farmer living on part of the home place, the latter living at home, and Norris, who died in infancy. The wife died in 1855 and was buried at Florence, this county. On June 18, 1860, Daniel Duncan was married to Margaret, dau. of John Horner, of Hanover twp, this county. Whig, then Republican ... U.P. Church at Burgettstown.
      Pg.286: Thomas Jefferson Duncan, born in borough of Bridgeport, Fayette Co. PA, Feb. 11, 1845. On his mother's side, his ancestry, which had been American-born for several generations, was of English extraction. Dr. Benjamin Stevens, his grandfather, emigrated from Maryland to Fayette Co., practiced medicine, died before he attained old age, left several children, of whom Priscilla was the mother of the subject of this sketch. His immediate paternal ancestors were Irish, but of Scotch origin. The latter part of the 18th century ... it was during these stormy times that Arthur Duncan sought refuge in America and settled in Fayette Co. PA, iron worker at forge of Dr. Stevens. Left family of 8 children, of whom following are still living: Enos Duncan, Mrs. Jane Stanford, Mrs. Elizabeth Doolittle, and Hon. Thomas Duncan, who was the oldest, is now (1893) 87 years of age, lives in Bridgeport, Fayette Co. PA, and is father of subject of this memoir. Active politician, elected commissioner of native Fayette Co., 10 years a judge; now retired. In early manhood he married Priscilla Stevens, who died in 1873 age 66. ... Five children: Sophia, now deceased, married to W.H. Laning; Elizabeth, now widow of William Worrell, decd, and resident of Bridgeport; Dr. W.S. Duncan, physician who d. 1892; Arthur Duncan who died as he was about entering manhood; and Thomas Jefferson Duncan, the subject. ... teacher ... 1893 a Methodist, 1st M.E. Church of Washington, PA. Mrs. Eleanor M. Duncan is the wife of T.J. Duncan, Esq., b. West Brownsville, Washington Co. PA, Dec. 11, 1856, family of Capt. Jonathan Morris, soldier of Rev., Dr. Jonathan Morris and Benjamin West, artist; grandfather was W.H. Miller of Barren Co. KY, b. 1800, d. Hart Co. age 82, wife Elizabeth d. Louisville KY 1857, who had 5 ch: Mary E., Emily, Louisa, Julia, and Sarah J. b. Feb. 1825, mother of Mrs. Eleanor M. Duncan. Paternal ancestry Quaker families of West & Morris; David Morris from Wales, m. Mary Phillipine ca 1685, lived Delaware River below Philadelphia, had ch. David, Isaac, Elizabeth, Mordecai and Jonathan; early settler of western PA was Jonathan Morris, grandson of Welshman David, to Washington Co. among Quakers in what is now E. Bethlehem Twp, had married sister of Benjamin West, 4 sons: Joseph, David, Jonathan d. 1838, and Jesse b. 1771. Jesse Morris m. 12 April 1749 Sarah Blackmore the day before she 17 years age; 11 children (much more not copied here) Parents of Eleanor M. were Benjamin F. Morris and Sarah J. Miller, m. 15 Aug. 1842, 9 children (not copied here). Thomas Jefferson Duncan and wife Eleanor M. have one child, dau. Ina, who is now (1893) past 11 years of age. ...

1882 "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men" by Boyd Crumrine, 1838-1916; pub. Philadelphia : L.H. Everts & Co., 1882 (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; FHL film 896,966 item 1)
      Pg.567: Monongahela City, ... early settler ... Mr. Rodgers emigrated from the north of Ireland and settled at Parkison's Ferry during the year 1786. The sons of the James Rodgers who emigrated from Ireland were Moses, Andrew, and Ebenezer. Moses married a Miss Turner ... Andrew married a Miss Duncan. A son of theirs, James Rodgers, removed to Ohio and engaged in the iron business. He built the first iron furnace in that State, was twice elected to Congress, and was president of the Iron Bank of Ironton at the time of his death. He was one of the founders of Ironton, and left a large estate.
      Pg.687: Canton Township. Adam and Robert Wylie, who were of Scotch-Irish descent, settled in what is now Canton township about 1784, Adam on the farm now owned by Samuel Taggert. (info on sons) Of the daughters, Mary married Matthew Duncan, Jane married Andrew Duncan, and Elizabeth became the wife of Robert Tweed.
      Pg.732: Cross Creek Township. Hugh Lee came from Ireland to America, and eventually settled in Cross Creek township, on a tract of 219 acres of land purchased of William McFarren April 3, 1826. ... Mrs. Hannah Lee, wife of Hugh Lee, and daughter of John and Mary Orr, was born in Cumberland Co. PA, May 2, 1787, and with her parents moved west of the mountains in 1790, and after a time settled at Holliday's Cove, VA. ... A daughter of Hugh Lee Sr. married John S. Duncan; and another daughter became the wife of Rev. George Marshall, D.D. Of the children of Hugh and Hannah Lee five, two sons and three daughters, are now living.
      Pg.903: Robinson Township. Christopher Smith purchased forty acres of the Beelor lands of Thomas Clark. On this farm Mr. Smith kept tavern many years at the sign of the "Green Tree." His son John now owns the property. William Duncan owned fifty acres in the southeast part of the township, where his daughter Polly and granddaughter, Eleanor Connolly, now reside.
      Pg.931: Somerset Township. John L. Proudfit was born in Smith township, Washington Co., Sept. 3, 1812, and the following spring went with his parents to York Co. PA, where he remained until he was 15 years of age, when he returned with them to his native township. ... labored with his father upon the farm until after he was 21 years of age. He married Eleanor Campbell, of Smith township, June 9, 1841. She died Aug. 4, 1866, leaving three children, -- Elizabeth, the wife of W.A.P. Linn, of Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Pa.; Jane A., the wife of Dr. W.P. Taylor of Noblestown, Allegheny Co., Pa.; and Martha E., the wife of John Moore, of Smith township, Washington Co. PA. John L. Proudfit was married to his second wife, Mrs. Nancy Byers, whose maiden name was Duncan, Dec. 24, 1867. In the spring of 1867 he removed from his farm in Smith township to Burgettstown, where he now has his residence. ...

1910 "20th century history of the city of Washington and Washington County, Pennsylvania and representative citizens" by Joseph F. McFarland; pub. Chicago, Ill.: Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co. (LH7657, HeritageQuest images 3/2007; FHL film 1,000,576 item 1)
      Pg.553-556: THOMAS JEFFERSON DUNCAN, whose activity in the affairs of Washington, Pa., during the 34 years of his residence in that city, has made him a prominent figure in the eye of the public, is a man of many parts. As an educator, lawyer and financier he has been successful, ... He is, at the present time, (A.D. 1910), senior member of the well-known law firm of Duncan, Chalfant & Warne, with office at No. 80 South Main street, and is president of the Real Estate Trust Company.
            Mr. Duncan was born at Bridgeport, Fayette County, Pa., Feb. 11, 1845, and is a son of Hon. Thomas and Priscilla (Stevens) Duncan, both of whom were of pioneer families in that county. His paternal grandfather, Arthur Duncan, was of Irish birth, but of Scotch descent, and after being engaged in the struggle for Irish freedom against England, left his native land for America late in the 18th century and took up his residence in Fayette County, Pa., where he was employed at his trade as an iron worker at the forge of Dr. Stevens. There Hon. Thomas Duncan was born and in said county lived through a long and honorable career. He was, in early life, active as a politician and frequently was called into service as a public official, serving some years as commissioner of Fayette County, and for ten years as one of the judges of its courts. The declining years of his life were spent at the old home at Bridgeport, where he died at an advanced age. He married Priscilla Stevens, whose death occurred in 1873 at the age of about 66 years. Her father, Dr. Benjamin Stevens, emigrated from Maryland to Fayette County, Pa., at an early date and occupied a position of prominence in the community. In addition to caring for a large practice, he established and operated an iron forge. Thomas and Priscilla Duncan became parents of the following children: Sophia, deceased wife of W.H. Laning; Elizabeth, widow of William Worrell; Dr. W.S. Duncan, a physician and surgeon of wide reputation, who died in 1892; Arthur Duncan, who died in early manhood; and Thomas Jefferson, whose name heads this sketch.
            Thomas Jefferson Duncan attended the graded schools of his native town, after which he studied under the tutelage of E.N. Hartshorn, .... At the age of 18 years our subject began teaching school in Wharton Township, a mountainous region of Fayette County, and after one season thus engaged entered Mt. Union College to continue his intellectual training. The year of 1864 ... [young Duncan] voluntarily withdrew, ... with a friend, now the Rev. John H. Hartman, entered Vermillion Institute, at Haysville, Ohio ... Before the completion of his second year in the academy, his health failed and he was obliged to return to his home and recuperate. In the spring of 1866 he was sufficiently recovered to enter Washington and Jefferson College, at Washington, Pa., from which institution he was graduated with the Class of 1868. .... Upon leaving college he was chosen superintendent of schools in his native town ... He was next elected to the office of superintendent of schools at East Liverpool, Ohio, ... two years ... Pittsburg in 1872 as principal of the schools of the 15th and 17th Wards of that city. ... 4 years at Pittsburg, in the fall of 1875 was admitted to practice in the courts of Washington Co. ... In July 1880, Mr. Duncan was united in marriage with Miss Eleanor Morris, ... born in West Brownsville, Washington Co. PA, Dec. 11, 1856, and is a daughter of Benjamin F. and Sarah J. (Miller) Morris. Paternally she is of Quaker stock through both the Morris and West strains, ... (MAD: much more on the Morris family, not copied) Mr. and Mrs. Duncan reside in a beautiful home at No.214 East Wheeling street, in Washington. They have but one child, a daughter, who married John H. Donnan, Esq., a son of John W. Donnan, an attorney of Washington ... Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have been active in the work of the First M.E. Church, of which they are members. ...

1898 "A century of education, or, The history of the schools of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, for one hundred years" by William Melvin; pub. Claysville, Pa.: Melvin Print. Co. (LH9997, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.16: Members of the board for 1853: ... Norris Duncan ...
      Pg.47: Miss Nancy Jane Cunningham, daughter of William Cunningham, was born in Hanover township, this county. Her parents removed to Smith township shortly afterward, to their farm one mile south of Burgettstown, which is now owned and occupied by Samuel S. Dunbar. She taught the public term of 1846-7, and the summer term of 1853. She was the first lady to have charge of the Burgettstown public school. She was eminently successful both as a disciplinarian and an instructor. She attended Washington Female Seminary, and spent several years in teaching. She was married May 4, 1854, to Alexander H. Duncan, who died in Burgettstown, October 9, 1889. Mrs. Duncan died December 12, of the same year. They were childless. They built a very good residence on Washington street. They occupied the house only five years, when death overtook them.
      Pg.69: Miss Esther A. Porter, Was an assistant the public terms of 1877-8, 1878-9 and 1879-80. Miss Porter spent several years in teaching. She is a native of Jefferson township, Washington County, Pa. She was married to Logan V. Duncan, March 20, 1884, and resides with him in Smith township, Washington County, Pa.

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.2, pg.564-565: DUNBAR family. ... Samuel Dunbar, son of James and Mary (McConnell) Dunbar, was born in Washington Co. PA, October 27, 1817, died in Smith township, Washington Co. PA, in 1855 ... He married Rebecca Van Eman, born in Washington Co. PA, March 4, 1820, who now lives on the home farm near Burgettstown, PA, aged nearly ninety-five years, never having married a second time. She is a daughter of Garrett and Rachel (Logan) Van Eman, both of her parents natives of Washington county, Pennsylvania, after their marriage settling on Pigeon creek in that county, and later moving to Burgettstown where they died. In both places he owned and farmed land. Both were members of the Raccoon Presbyterian Church, in the organization of which he was an elder. Children of Garrett and Rachel (Logan) Van Eman: 1. James Adams, died unmarried in California, aged nearly 90 years, having journeyed to that state in 1852 among the gold seekers. 2. Rebecca, of previous mention, married Samuel Dunbar. 3. Amelia, married Scott Riddle, and died in Ohio. 4. Margaret, unmarried, died September 10, 1914, aged nearly 89 years, near Burgettstown, PA. 5. Rachel, married Daniel Duncan, and died in Washington Co. PA. 6. Isabel P., married William Dunbar, and resides in Washington Co. PA. 7. Mary Jane, married Lilburn Shipley, and died in Burgettstown, PA. 8. Hannah V., married James Stevenson, and lives near Burgettstown. 9. Hugh Lee, a justice of the peace of Michigan Bluff, California. 10. Garrett Scott, at one time a US commissioner of Oklahoma, now lives retired in Jennings in that state, ...

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.2, 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 to California, mined & kept hotel and merchandised 2 years. (FHL fiche 6,088,080)

1889 "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County Pennsylvania" ed. by John M. Gresham, assisted in the compilation by Samuel T. Wiley, pub. by John M. Gresham & Co. (FHL film 1,000,555 item 2; book 78)
      Pg.264-6, Brownsville & Bridgeport. DR. WILLIAM STEVENS DUNCAN, of Bridgeport, a widely known and highly esteemed physician and surgeon, was born in Brownsville, May 24, 1834. He is a son of Judge Thomas and Priscilla (Stevens) Duncan.
            Dr. Duncan's great-grandfather, Thomas Duncan, and his wife, emigrated from Scotland to County Donegal, Ireland, in 1775. They had four children (all born in Scotland): George, John, Arthur and a daughter, whose name there is no doubt whether it was Jane or Nancy. Arthur Duncan, when 20 years of age, engaged in the Irish Rebellion of 1792, and immediately after its suppression sought safety in flight from the English authorities. He was placed in a cask which was filled with straw, the head replaced, thus was smuggled on board a vessel bound for the United States, and landed at Philadelphia, January 10, 1793. In 1795 he joined Washington's troops that were sent out from the Capital to suppress the Whiskey Insurrection. After his discharge, he settled near "Plumsock," (now Upper Middletown) in September, 1802, and took out his naturalization papers. He married Sophia Wharton, a dau. of Arthur Wharton, of Franklin township. Arthur Duncan died at Moundsville, VA, in 1850, and his wife, in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1845. They had ten children, namely: Thomas, George, Arthur, James, Benjamin, Enos, Mary Ann, Jane, Elizabeth and Nancy. (MAD: Moundsville, Marshall Co. WV; Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA)
            Judge Thomas Duncan was born in Franklin township, Aug. 22, 1807, and received his early education in the Thorn Bottom School. He engaged in the Plumsock Rolling Mill for a time, but at 18 years of age made arrangements to learn the trade of a cabinet-maker. He engaged with an expert mechanic, Thomas Hatfield, with whom he remained 3 years as an apprentice, and afterwards 3 years more as a partner. He then removed to Bridgeport, and has continued successfully in the same business. Judge Duncan was married in May, 1829, to Miss Priscilla, dau. of Dr. Benjamin Stevens of Uniontown. Her father, Dr. Benjamin Stevens, was born in Maryland, Feb. 20, 1737, read medicine with his father, Dr. Benjamin Stevens, and grad. at Annapolis Medical School, MD. He came to "Plumsock" ... until his death in 1813.
            Judge Duncan ... served as county commissioner from 1843 to 1845, in 1851 elected associate judge of Fayette Co. for 5 years, re-elected 1856, ... Methodist Episcopal church for 48 years. Judge Duncan and wife have five children, 3 of whom are living: Mrs. Elizabeth Worrell, Dr. W.S. Duncan, both of Bridgeport, and Thomas J. Duncan, a practicing attorney at Washington, PA. Judge Duncan assisted his father, Arthur Duncan, in 1822 in manufacturing ... he is now an octogenarian in years and is in good health. Mrs. Duncan died in Feb. 1873, aged 66 years. (MAD: Washington, Washington Co. PA, per 1880 census)
            Dr. William Stevens Duncan received a thorough literary education in Mt.Union College, Ohio, read medicine with Dr. M.O. Jones, then of Brownsville but now a resident of Pittsburgh ... graduated from Univ. of PA in spring of 1858 with degree of M.D. In June 1858 formed copartnership with preceptor in the practice, ending in 1861 by removal of Dr. Jones to Pittsburgh. ... March 21, 1861, Dr. Duncan mar. Miss Amanda, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Berry) Leonard; they have one child, a dau., Helen, a pupil in Lenna Female College at Pittsburgh. Member Fayette Co. Medical Assn, ... served as volunteer surgeon at the battle of Gettysburg and was taken prisoner by the Confederates.
      Pg.593, Misc. JUDGE THOMAS DUNCAN, (MAD: the paragraphs all started with quote marks, apparently a direct quote from the 1882 History) ... among the venerable men of Bridgeport ... that borough and its twin sister Brownsville, by over half a century's residence ... He is of Scotch-Irish extraction. His father, Arthur Duncan, emigrated from County Donegal, Ireland, about 1793 to America and found his way into Fayette Co. as a soldier in the service of the United States ... to suppress the Whiskey Insurrection ... settled in Franklin township near Upper Middletown (then known as "Plumsock"), Menallen township, and mar. Sophia Wharton, dau. of Arthur Wharton, of Franklin township, but a native of England, who held a large tract of land in that township, and was a man of strong individuality. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Duncan passed the greater portion of their lives in Upper Middletown, but Mrs. Duncan died about 1845 in Pittsburgh [Allegheny Co.], to which place the family had removed, and Mr. Duncan about 1850, in Moundsville, VA, at the residence of one of his daus., Mrs. Nancy Rosell. (MAD: Moundsville, Marshall Co. WV)
            Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were the parents of ten children, the 2nd of whom is Judge Thomas Duncan, who was born in Franklin Twp. Aug. 22, 1807, ... in 1837 Judge Duncan joined the Masonic order, ... also a member ... Methodist Episcopal church since 1834. In May 1829 he married Priscilla Stevens, dau. of Dr. Benjamin Stevens of Uniontown, whose father, Benjamin Stevens, who came to Fayette Co. from Maryland, was also a physician. Mrs. Duncan died in Feb. 1873 at the age of 66 years.
            Judge and Mrs. Duncan became the parents of five children, three now living: Mrs. Elizabeth Worrell, Dr. W.S. Duncan, both of Bridgeport, and Thomas J. Duncan, a lawyer practicing his profession in Washington, PA.

1882 "History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men" ed. by Franklin Ellis, pub. by L.H. Everts & Co. (FHL film 1,000,555 item 1; book 77)
      Brownsville Borough and Township.
      Pg.459-460: JUDGE THOMAS DUNCAN. Among the venerable men of Bridgeport ... that borough and its twin sister Brownsville, by over half a century's residence ... He is of Scotch-Irish extraction. His father, Arthur Duncan, emigrated from County Donegal, Ireland, about 1793 to America and found his way into Fayette Co. as a soldier in the service of the United States ... to suppress the Whiskey Insurrection ... settled in Franklin township near Upper Middletown (then known as "Plumsock"), Menallen township, and mar. Sophia Wharton, dau. of Arthur Wharton, of Franklin township, but a native of England, who held a large tract of land in that township, and was a man of strong individuality. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Duncan passed the greater portion of their lives in Upper Middletown, but Mrs. Duncan died about 1845 in Pittsburgh, to which place the family had removed, and Mr. Duncan about 1850, in Moundsville, VA, at the residence of one of his daus., Mrs. Nancy Rosell.
            Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were the parents of ten children, the 2nd of whom is Judge Thomas Duncan, who was born in Franklin Twp. Aug. 22, 1807, ... in 1837 Judge Duncan joined the Masonic order, ... also a member ... Methodist Episcopal church since 1834. In May 1829 he married Priscilla Stevens, dau. of Dr. Benjamin Stevens of Uniontown, whose father, Benjamin Stevens, who came to Fayette Co. from Maryland, was also a physician. Mrs. Duncan died in Feb. 1873 at the age of 66 years.
            Judge and Mrs. Duncan became the parents of five children, three now living: Mrs. Elizabeth Worrell, Dr. W.S. Duncan, both of Bridgeport, and Thomas J. Duncan, a lawyer practicing his profession in Washington, PA.
      Pg.460: WILLIAM STEVENS DUNCAN, M.D. Dr. W.S. Duncan, of Bridgeport, is the son of Judge Thomas Duncan, of the same borough, a biographical sketch of whom immediately precedes this sketch. Dr. Duncan was born May 24, 1834; and here the writer may quite as properly as anywhere else note the fact that the date of his birth is the only fact or item of the following biographical sketch which the doctor has independently furnished, he being ... adverse ... so the interviewer was advised to refer to others ... (extolls his virtues as a doctor)
            For what follows, we are indebted to two books in which professional notice of Dr. Duncan is made, one of which is entitled "Physicians and Surgeons of the United States," edited by William B. Atkinson, M.D., 1878; the other a record of the "Transactions of the Rocky Mountain Medical Association," with biographies of the members, by J.M. Toner, M.D., a leading physician of Washington, D.C. (1877).
            Dr. Duncan was educated at Mount Union College, Stark Co. OH ... medical studies commenced in 1855 ... Dr. Duncan was married March 21, 1861, to Miss Amanda Leonard, dau. of Benjamin and Mary Berry Leonard, of Brownsville. They have one child, a dau.

1882 "History of Mercer and Henderson counties [IL] : together with biographical matter, statistics, etc. gathered from matter furnished by the Mercer and Henderson County historical societies, interviews with old settlers, county, township and other records, and extracts from files of papers, pamphlets, and such other sources as have been available" pub. by H.H. Hill and Co. (FHL film 924,492)
      Mercer Co. Pg.454-5: Oak Grove Township. JONATHAN DUNCAN (deceased) was born near Baltimore, MD, November 19, 1791, and was a son of Andrew and Ann (Smith) Duncan. He received a liberal education for his time, supplemented by healthy toil of the farm. He thus became vigorous in both mind and body. He became a carpenter by trade, and was the builder of the large hotel of fifty rooms at Mineral Springs, PA. He also became extensively engaged in the wool business. He was at one time a large stockholder in a number of stage lines in PA, owning a large farm where he fed his horses for the line. It was in 1815 when he moved to Washington Co. PA. He is familiarly known as Col. Duncan, having enlisted in the war of 1812, as lieutenant, and later, being promoted colonel. Very many of the colonel's best years were actively spent in PA. There he lived till the year 1854. He had made a trip to IL in 1853, purchasing 260 acres in sections 26 and 27, Ohio Grove township, Mercer Co. IL. In 1854 he moved his family via the river to Keithsburg and thence to his farm. Here he lived till 1874. He improved his farm and became a factor in the county's progress. He was on intimite terms with the lamented Judge William M. Hayes, and made many friends by his good nature and industry. In politics he was always democratic, but sought no political emolument. In religion he was of the United Presbyterian faith. He aided in building Sunbeam church. Mr. Duncan moved to Monmouth in 1874, to live in retirement. On September 10, 1876, while visiting his son, Dr. J.K. Duncan, at Des Moines, Iowa, death claimed him. He was buried at Monmouth, Illinois.
      Mr. Duncan was first married to Miss Letha Swearengen. She died, leaving four children. He was next married June 29, 1835, to Miss Agnes Leeper, daughter of Robert and Nancy Leeper, both of whom were born in York Co., and died in Washington Co. PA. Mrs. Duncan was born in Washington Co. PA, June 10, 1815. She now resides with her son in Mercer county.
            Mr. Duncan's first family are:
      William Duncan, of Mercer county;
      Thomas, of Des Moines, Iowa;
      Sarah, now Mrs. William McCanless, of Crescent, Iowa. Mr. McCanless was a prominent man of Mercer county, having owned the land on which Aledo is built; also, laid out the town. He was lieutenant in company A, 84th Ill. Vol., and was killed at the battle of Chattanooga.
      Dr. Bazil Duncan was army surgeon one year. He is now dead.
            In the second family are:
      Robert, who served in the civil war in company F, 17th Ill. Vol., and was promoted second lieutenant;
      Dr. J.K. Duncan, who was in the naval service; he was captain of a gun on the gunboat "Fort Hyman;" seizing an enemy's hot shell, thrown on board and endangering the lives of his men, he threw it into the river, suffering his hands and arms to be severely burned by the operation. For this feat he was promoted captain of the gun-boat. He took sick and was sent to Pensacola hospital, Florida. Being there at the time of the yellow fever scourge, and having studied medicine, he was retained as surgeon and physician three years, on a salary of $2,000. He is now of Nebraska.
      The other children are: Isophena, James, Andrew (dead), Nettie, Arnett, Charles, Frank and Ida.
      Arnett was born in Washington Co. PA, January 28, 1850. He was married to Carrie, daughter of J.B. Gilmore. She was born near Oxford, Ohio. Arnett now owns 100 acres of the old homestead; also, 160 acres besides, well improved.
      MAD: Jonathan Duncan, wife Agnes Leaper, had applied for a Pension for Service in the War of 1812; WC-35219, SO-14825 Rejected, mar. 29 Jun 1835 Washington Co. PA, soldier died 10 Sep 1876 Waukeen, IA, widow died about 1899, served William Allison's PA Militia, lived Mercer & Warren Cos. IL; from "Index to War of 1812 Pension Files, Vol.I: A-F" by Virgil D. White.

1903 "Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and history of Mercer Co." by William A. Marsh; ed. by Newton Bateman & Paul Selby, Mercer Co. Hist. ed. by Wm. A. Lorimer; pub. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co. (LH5463, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL fiche 6,078,640)
      Pg.755-756: ARNOT L. DUNCAN, farmer, Ohio Grove Township; was born in Washington County, Penn., Jan. 28, 1850, a son of Jonathan Duncan, a Colonel in the War of 1812 and who came to Mercer County in 1854 and engaged in farming in Ohio Grove Township until his death in 1876; his wife dying in 1898. The grandfather, another Jonathan Duncan, came to the United States from Scotland prior to the Revolutionary War. Arnot L. Duncan was educated in the public schools of Mercer County and in Monmouth College. He was married in 1870 to Carrie, a daughter of J.B. Gilmore, and they have the following children: Lee G., Mary (wife of William Keating), Fred, James, John, Frank and Harland. In 1892 Mr. Duncan established his lumber business at Seaton, and in 1899, bought the grain business of George Seaton, and now, in partnership with his son, Lee G., deals extensisvely in the above commodities. In 1895 he established a lumber and grain trade at Oakville, Iowa, which he conducts with the assistance of his two sons, James and John. Mr. Duncan is also an extensive farmer and cattle feeder. Politically a Republican; member of the United Presbyterian church.

1885 "History of McDonough County, Illinois : together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history, portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of the representative citizens" by Continental Historical Co. (FHL book 977.342 H2h and FHL film 1,000,503 item 2)
      Pg.740: Industry Township: Frank Duncan is a son of Colonel Jonathan and Agnes Leeper Duncan, natives of York and Washington Cos. PA, the former born November 14, 1791, the latter June 9, 1813. Colonel Duncan gained his title by gallant service in the war of 1812. He died September 10, 1876. His widow, Mrs. Agnes L. Duncan, is yet living. Frank Duncan was born February 22, 1855, in McDonough Co. IL. At the age of 15 his parents moved to Monmouth, Illinois, ... (pg.421, Dr. B.A. Duncan, same as pg.348, 1878 History)

1878 "History of McDonough County, Illinois : its cities, towns and villages, with early reminiscences, personal incidents and anecdotes, and a complete business directory of the county" by J.S. Clark (CA State Library, Sutro Branch, and Los Angeles Public Library; FHL film 1,000,503 item 1)
      Pg.348: B.A. DUNCAN, M.D. son of Jonathan and Leatha Duncan, is of Scotch, Irish and English descent, and was born April 6, 1825, in Frankfort, Washington Co. PA. But little is known of his family, or of his early history, except that his father gave him such an education as would fit him for the medical profession which he had chosen for his life work. His preparatory medical studies were conducted under the tutorship of Dr. Alexander McCandless, of Pittsburg, PA, graduating from the Medical College, in the same city, in the year 1845. In 1849, he came to IL and settled in McDonough Co., on the site of the present village of Industry. .... For 32 years of his life, his whole time was spent in study ... with the exception of a few months in the service of his country as a member of the 138th regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry. In this regiment he enlisted as a private in Co. A., Captain McClenahan, of Monmouth, and was assigned to duty as Hospital Steward.
      Dr. Duncan has been twice married. First, with Miss Julia Standard, on the tenth day of May, 1845, by whom he had three children, viz, Jonathan, Fleetwood and Thomas, the first named suffering a violent death on 29 September 1867, at the age of fourteen. Mrs. Duncan died of consumption on 1 November 1863. The doctor's second marriage was on 8 November 1864, with Miss Martha Merrick, who still survives him. By this last marriage there were six children born unto them, all of whom are yet living.
      In his last illness ... closing his life on 31 March, 1877. By his request, Mrs. Duncan was appointed Administratrix, a position ... she is well qualified to fill. ....

1912 "Peoria, city and county, Illinois : a record of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement" by James M. Rice; pub. Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. (LH4487, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.352 D3r v.1&2 and film 1,000,509 items 3-4)
      Vol.2, pg.856,859: THOMAS McGIFFIN McILVAINE, M.D. ... born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, August 17, 1853, parents Rev. William Brown and Margaret (McGiffin) McIlvaine also natives of the same state ... In the maternal line Dr. McIlvaine traces his ancestry back to Nathaniel McGiffin, a native of Dublin, Ireland, who wedded Margaret Duncan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland. Coming to America they established their home in Washington county, Pennsylvania, where occurred the birth of their son Thomas McGiffin, the grandfather of Thomas McIlvaine. He married Maria Norton, a native of Newtown, Connecticut, and among their children was Margaret McGiffin, who became the wife of William Brown McIlvaine and the mother of our subject.

1895 "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Monongalia, Marion and Taylor Cos. WV" by Rush, West & Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book R975.4 B615)
      Pg.138: Monongalia Co. CHARLES H. DUNCAN, a veteran of the Civil War, and a prosperous and well-to-do farmer of Clinton district, this county, was born at West Liberty, Ohio Co. WV, September 6, 1831, a son of James and Nancy (Smith) Duncan. He is of Irish origin, his grandfather, Charles Duncan, having emigrated from the "Emerald Isle" at an early period, and located first in Meadville [Crawford Co.], PA, and later at Cannonsburg, Washington Co., in the same state, where he died. James Duncan was born in Meadville in the year 1800, and grew to manhood in his native town and then went to Cannonsburg, where he learned the trade of wagonmaker, and soon afterwards settled at West Liberty, Ohio Co. WV, where he followed his trade until death ended his labors in 1887. ... He was twice married, first to a Miss Van Meter, and had two children; the first died in early life, and the second, Mary, was twice married, and is now also deceased. James Duncan married as his second wife, Nancy Smith, and they became the parents of nine children: John, deceased; Charles H., subject; Elizabeth, of Dunbar, Pennsylvania, and James, Augustus, Theodore and James, all deceased; Ross, a mould sawyer of Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, and Sallie, the wife of Charles Kimball of Dunbar, Pennsylvania.

1887 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county" pub. by Acme Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.792 D3p)
      Pg.508-9: ALEXANDER DUNCAN, of Washington, is another one of the truly representative pioneers of Washington County, having made this his home since 1847, a period of forty years. He is a native of Ireland, born in 1813, and is the son of John and Elizabeth Duncan, both of whom were also natives of that country. When Alexander was about seven years of age, the family emigrated to America and located in Somerset Co. PA, where they remained eight years, and then moved to Washington Co., in the same State. In 1833 they removed to Richland Co. OH, where Mr. Duncan died in his one hundredth year. Mrs. Duncan died in Coshocton Co. OH, from a cancer, in her 86th year. .... They were both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and were among the first to embrace that faith in the days of John and Charles Wesley. Five children were born unto them, of whom two are yet living -- Samuel, now living in Missouri, and Alexander, in Washington, Iowa. ...

1912-1914 "History of Jefferson County, Iowa : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement" by Charles J. Fulton; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. (LH8981, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.794 H2t and film 844,509 item 1 and 934,948 item 1)
      Vol.II, Pg.59-62: Greer McKee ... Henry McKee, the father of Greer McKee, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and spent almost his entire life in the Keystone state. Prior to his demise he removed to Ohio, locating in Harrison County, and there continued to follow the trade of a carpenter until his death. He had been a soldier of the war of 1812, .... He married Elizabeth Duncan, who was born, reared and married in Washington county, Pennsylvania, where her death also occurred. Her father, James Duncan, was a lifelong resident of the Keystone state, where he carried on general farming. He, too, was a soldier of the Revolutionary war, and Greer McKee, of this review, believes that he is the only man in the state of Iowa who is the grandson of two Revolutionary soldiers. By a former marriage to John McCloskey, Mrs. McKee had four children, and unto her second marriage were born two children of whom Greer McKee is the elder. His sister, Mary Jane, who married Andrew Myers, is now a resident of Spokane, Washington, her husband having died shortly after participating in the battle of Perryville, in the Civil war, his death being caused by a wound received in that engagement. Greer McKee was but six years of age when his mother passed away. He continued a resident of Pennsylvania until his sixteenth year, when he went with his father to Harrison county, Ohio ....

1890 "Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the presidents of the United States, and governors of the state." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Lake City Pub. Co. (LH10674, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 934,948 item 2)
      Pg.627-628: Greer McKee is the owner of a fine farm of 400 acres, ... Liberty Township, Jefferson Co. ... Born on 8 November 1827 in Washington Co. PA, his parents being Henry and Elizabeth (Duncan) McKee. William McKee, the grandfather of our subject ... of Scotch-Irish birth, to America, in 1813 he removed to Fayette Co. PA where he died. .... Other members of the family were also men of prominence and on the maternal side, in the Greer family were noted Presbyterian ministers and also one of the judges of the Supreme Court. During the War of 1812, Henry McKee, father of our subject, enlisted in the service in Mifflin, PA, and became a recruiting officer. ... Carpenter by trade, consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. His death occurred at Columbus, Ohio, in 1854. Greer McKee has for a quarter century made his home in Jefferson Co. He was born in Washington Co. PA, November 8, 1827, as above stated, and at the age of 17 years removed from the Keystone State to Ohio, where he continued to make his home until his arrival in Iowa. ... On March 1, 1860, he wedded Miss Mary Tedrow, daughter of Goliah and Christina (Miller) Tedrow. .... Twelve children ...

1899 "Biographies and portraits of the progressive men of Iowa : leaders in business, politics and the professions : together with an original and authentic history of the state" by B.F. Gue; pub. Des Moines: Conaway & Shaw (LH11543, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.7 D3b v.1&2 and film 934,927 items 2-3 and fiche 6,051,353)
      Pg.269: HANNA, Dr. JOHN WALKER, of Winfield, has sucessfully (sic) practiced medicine since 1873. His father, Thomas Hanna, a wealthy retired farmer, died in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, aged 79 years. The Doctor's mother, whose maiden name was Jane Cooper, died at the age of 30. Dr. Hanna was born September 23, 1846, in Prosperity, Washington County, Pennsylvania. ... He received a good elementary education, and in 1869 came west and entered the medical department of the State University of Iowa. He was graduated from this institution in 1873, and took several courses of post-graduate work in St.Louis and Chicago. ... He located in Winfield, Iowa, in September, 1879, and that has been his residence ever since. The Doctor was married October 26, 1882, to Miss Carrie E. Duncan, of Council Bluffs. They have two children: John Thomas, born August 31, 1890, and Walker Duncan, born August 26, 1892. ... (MAD: Winfield, Henry Co. IA; Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co. IA)

1882 "History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties [OH] : with illustrations and biographical sketches" Vol.1-2, pub. by H.Z. Williams & Bros. (from Charles A. Duncan 10/1987)
      Vol.2, pg.545: Lordstown, Trumbull Co. Thomas Duncan, an old resident of Trumbull Co., was born in Austintown township, Trumbull Co., now Mahoning, July 5, 1805. His father, John Duncan, was a native of Washington Co. PA. Mr. John Duncan's father, George Duncan, came from Scotland with his brothers William and Alexander, all three of whom were in the War of the Revolution. After the war George settled in Washington Co., William located near Harrisburg [Dauphin Co.], PA, and Alexander in Chester Co.
            Mr. John Duncan came to OH in 1799, and settled in Austintown township, being one of the 1st settlers in the township. He passed through all of the trials and hardships incidental to pioneer life, beginning in the wilderness when a dense forest was presented to view in all directions, by untiring industry and perseverance he built up a fine home, living here until 1837, when he moved to Lordstown, locating on a farm north of the center and lived here until his death which occurred April 13, 1855, aged 80 years and 6 months. Mrs. Duncan died March 10, 1857. She was born April 21, 1780. They had 11 children: Rachel, Isabella, Margaret, Thomas, Mary, Robert, Nancy, Martha, Elizabeth, John, Josiah. Rachel, Isabella, Margaret, Mary and Martha are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were faithful Christians of the Presbyterian church and were highly esteemed by all. (MAD: wife Nancy Ann Moore)

1889 "Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Wayne and Holmes, Ohio : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settled families" pub. by J.H. Beers & Co. (FHL film 1,000,349 item 3)
      Pg.618-23: Holmes Co. JOHN DUNCAN (deceased) b. March 7, 1804, in Washington Co. PA, where he remained until 1824, when he came to Steubenville, Jefferson Co. OH, and engaged with a Mr. Plumer as a laborer. About 1826 took flat-boat of flour to New Orleans, forwarded it to Mexico to sell, returned mostly on foot. Became apprentice to Plummer to learn fulling & carding industry to 1830. Then to Holmes Co.; his brother William Duncan had come first; they bought farm in Mechanic Twp. & built fulling & carding mill; William kept it. John to Coshocton Co., built saw-mill etc. on Doughty's Fork; 1851 to Holmes Co.; retired 1874, d. July 12, 1878, in Killbuck. (MAD: John was son of Andrew who d. 1817 Jefferson Co. OH)
      John's father (unnamed) was native of Scotland, to Washington Co. PA while young man, there married Jane Wiley, sister of Dr. Wiley of Washington Co. PA University, and settled there. Children: Adam, John, William, Elisa, Isabella, Mary and Hester; John's father d. 1817 when eldest child Adam was 15. Adam m. Jennie Milligen & located in Guernsey Co.; William m. Fanny Elliott; Elisa m. George Gray; Mary m. Edward Stevenson & located in Illinois; Hester m. Rev. James Eliott; Isabella m. John Eliott, all locating in Holmes Co. except Adam and Mary.
      John was JP, Presbyterian Church, involved in water-wheel patent right case taken to US Supreme Court 10 years, Democrat. Married Miss Nancy, dau. of John Casey of Loudoun Co. VA who settled Killbuck Twp, Holmes Co.; she lives Millersburgh, age 75. Nine children: Sarah Jane, John C., Andrew, Hannah, George, William, James E., Nancy Euphemia and Harriet Louisa. (1) Sarah Jane m. Peter Stevenson of Coshocton Co. OH where she now resides; (2) John C. b. Coshocton Co. OH March 19, 1836, in Co. A, 102nd OH Vol. Inf., ..., Jan. 2, 1866, m. Miss M.P., dau. of Hon. H.G. Saunders; 2 children: Carrie Lemore & Harriet Edwina; (3) Andrew b. Dec. 18, 1837, m. Susan French about 1862, in Co. G, 16th OH Vol. Inf., d. age 25 at Killbuck, OH; (4) Hannah b. Feb. 26, 1840 in Coshocton Co. OH, m. Dr. James R. Bristor of Mansfield, OH, where now live; (5) George b. Jan. 11, 1842, d. age 13; (6) William b. March 19, 1844, in Coshocton Co. OH, in Co. H, 88th O.S.I. ... after war in partnership with J.C. Duncan ... m. Elisa Saunders at Wash. DC in 1876, 4 living children: John, R.C. Hurd, Ada and Frederick William; (7) James E. below; (8) Nancy Euphemia b. Sept. 7, 1850, d. Sept. 19, 1855; (9) Harriet Louisa b. Oct. 22, 1852, unmarried.

1885 "History of Allen County, Ohio"; FHL title: "History of Allen County, Ohio : containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc., portraits of early settlers and prominent men, biographies, history of the Northwest Territory, history of Ohio, statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc., etc"; by M.A. Leeson; pub. Chicago: Wamer i.e. Warner, Beers & Co. (LH6218, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 934,874 item 1 and 897,459 item 1)
      Pg.716: ALBERT OSBORN, merchant, Lima, was born in February, 1836, in Youngstown, Ohio; son of John and Isabel (Duncan) Osborn, natives, the former of Virginia, the later of Washington County, Penn. John Osborn was a miller in his early days, but in later life took up farming. He came to Ohio in his youth, and became an early settler of Mahoning County, where he married and raised a family of fourteen children, nine of whom are now living: Mary, Rachael, Jane, Harriet, Laura, Henrietta, Marcus L., John H. and Albert. Our subject ... in Trumbull Co. OH, ... in the winter of 1856 he married Sarah A., daughter of John and Elizabeth McCorkle ...

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.54: JOHN HANNA, of Hopewell township, Cumberland county, Penn., d. after probably 1809; had issue: I. John, d. Oct. 10, 1792 (or 1802). II. Samuel, b. Nov. 29, 1763; m. Elizabeth Duncan, b. July 27, 1766; removed to Canton township, Washington county, Penn., about 1785; thence to Warren county, Ohio, about 1799-1800, and from there to Short Creek township, Harrison county, Ohio, 1801; had issue: 1. Jeanette, b. Feb. 22, 1786; d. young; 2. John, b. June 26, 1787; d. in Harrison county, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1849; m. 1826, Rachel Fulton; 3. Archibald, a minister; b. Feb. 12, 1790; d. in Wayne county, Ohio, June 9, 1875; m. April 4, 1816, Mary Ramage, daughter of William and Mary Ramage; 4. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1792; d. April 24, 1884; m. 1812, Alexander Hammond; 5. Samuel, b. Sept. 2, 1795; d. in Richland county, Ohio, June 2, 1862; 6. Isabella, b. June 25, 1797; d. 1846; m. Benjamin Ramsey; 7. (MAD: more not copied, to children 13.) (MAD: many more HANNA families listed in pages 52-58)

1885 "History of DeKalb County, Indiana : together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of representative citizens, also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnbago and Black Hawk Wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history" pub. by Inter-State Publishing (SUTRO microfilm 277 reel 34 book 127, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL film 934,901 item 2)
      Pg.766-7, Smithfield Township: George H. Duncan, prominent farmer of DeKalb Co., settled on Sec. 16, Smithfield Twp, in 1858; born in Washington Co. PA in 1827; his parents moved to Ashland Co. OH about 1838 and there he grew to manhood and was educated. In the fall of 1849 he began teaching school in Holmes Co. OH, ... 26 terms, his schools being in OH, MI and IN. His first school in DeKalb Co. was in the Bell Dist. in the winter of 1853-4. ... Since 1862 he has devoted his attention exclusively to farming. He was mar. first to Mary Chapman, a native of Ashland Co. OH, who died in 1862, leaving one dau., Mina, now the wife of Wm. F. Till. In 1863 he mar. Jane Chapman, a sister of his first wife; they have three children: Clementina, Benjamin F. and George B. Mr. Duncan served six years, 1874-80, as Commissioner of DeKalb Co. His father, George J. Duncan, was born in Washington Co. PA, Jan. 21, 1803, and mar. in March 1825 to Mary Baxter, also a native of Washington Co.; he moved to Ashland Co. OH in 1836 when that country was new, and in 1853 moved to DeKalb Co. IN and settled on Sec. 10, Smithfield Twp, where he died Jan. 8, 1870; his wife died Dec. 10, 1877; they had a family of eight sons and four daus, all of whom lived till maturity; seven sons and two daus. are still living, all save one son in DeKalb Co.; William B. resides in Kansas. (MAD: see Holmes Co. OH 1850)

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