Thursday, November 12, 2015


DAVID DUNCAN was born March 6, 1842, in Ayrshire, Scotland, and at the age of eleven years immigrated with his parents to Schuylkill County, Penn., where he remained until 1858, when he removed to Muhlenberg County, Ky., engaging in mining. In 1861 he enlisted as a private in Company A, Seventeenth Kentucky Infantry, and served three years and four months. He was wounded three times, and was promoted to the position of captain, while in the service. His father, David Duncan, a native of Scotland, was a soldier in the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, in the late war, and died about 1868. His father was also named David. Subject's mother, Jane (Malise) Duncan, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, about 1805, and is now living. Her marriage with subject's father was blessed by the birth of Andrew, Robert M. (a soldier in an Illinois regiment), David (subject), Daniel M. (a soldier in the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery), and Jane (married to James Kelley, who served in a Pennsylvania Regiment). In 1865 subject married Mary, daughter of John and Jane (Miller) McDugal, of Muhlenberg County, and to them have been born David J., Jane, Daniel M., William G., Annie, Neil, Robert, and Andrew. Mr. Duncan is a member and superintendent of the coal mining company at Echols, Ohio Co., Ky., and has met with encouraging success in his enterprises. In religion he is a Presbyterian, and in politics a stanch Republican. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Mr. Duncan died 12 May 1916 in Bristol, Tennessee. says he is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Muhlenberg County; other sources say he is buried in Rockport.

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