This DUNCAN family is of the IRISH-SCOTT lineage of great antiquity.The
DUNCAN family were a tough sturdy peasant stock, and were the type
of the natural pioneer.Love of adventure was forever in their minds.They
represented the very best of the IRISH-SCOTT civilization of their
day, in blood and intellect and culture.Their farmers and craft-men's
were the best in Europe.
The "Coat of Arms" for this DUNCAN family was confirmed by the late WILLIAM H. HENNESSEE, who was a member of the Genealogical Society of Great Britain; Member of the Society of American Genealogist, the Society of British Heraldist, the Society of American Heraldist, and was on the approved list of Genealogist of the U. S. Library of Congress, the British National Liberty; and was a Heraldic Consultant for publications of the Motion Pictures & Advertising Agency. <--- See: [REF:#1 & 2]
The "Coat of Arms" most general ascribed to the English family of DUNCAN is that described as follows, as listed in FAIRBAIRN'S CREST: of the Families of Great Britian and Ireland., 1986 Edition.
ARMS: "Gules, a chevron engrailed or, between two cinquefoils in
chief argent, and a hunting horn in base of the last,
SHIELD: or escutcheon (Tincture) is Gules meaning Red in color, in engraving is expressed by lines extendind from top to bottom; a chevron called the Ordinaries comprises somewhat more than the lower half of a charged Saltire. engrailed meaning the line of partitioning of the Ordinaries, composed of simicircles, the teeth or point of which enter the field. or, meaning Yellow or Gold, in engraving is known by small dots or points. two cinquefolis meaning two five-leaved grass, born with the leaves issuing from a ball in the center. in chief meaning the placment of the two cinquefoils which occupies the upper part of the shield. Argent meaning Yellow or Gold in color. hunting horn meaning a charge of a curved horn of an ox with the mouth piece on the right, suspended by a cord. garnished meaning ornamented with specially tinctured rings on the cord.
AZURE: meaning Blue in color, expressed by lines extending from side to side.
CREST: "On a wreath of his liveries, a ship in distress proper" wreath meaning an attire for the head, made of linen or silk of two different tinctures twisted together, which knights wore when equipped for tournaments, it encircled the helment and supported the crest. liveries meaning the color or combination of colors adopted by the family for the dress of its servants. The colors should be those of the arms. ship in distress Originally in the form of an ancient gally. proper meaning the ship borne in its natural colors.
MOTTO: "Disce pati"
Meaning : FORWARD
LIVERY: Blue and Silver.
Meaning of the Duncan Family Name (Irish/Scotch): Descendant of
Donnchad (Brown Warrior). A very good estimate of the character
of the early Irish or Celts in their occupation of much of
Europe. Their warlike attitude is made evident by the many names
that they used to orginally mean soldier, warrior or champion.
<--- See: Scots History Online
<--- John A. Duncan of Sketraw, FSA Scot - Clan Duncan Society
b. __ ___ 1780, in Pitlochory, Scotland
d. 05 Jul 1817, age 37yrs, in Wayne Twp., Jefferson Co., OH. [bfr W&T Proved]
Buried: Cemetery Unknown, Jefferson County, Ohio [No Marker Found!]
At age 22yrs he married bfr 1802, Washington Co., PA. to
22 year old Miss Jane WILEY,
b. __ ___ 1780, Pitlochory, Scotland
d. 29 Nov 1855, age 75yrs, Clark, Coshocton County, Ohio
Buried: Clark Cemetery, Clark, Coshocton County, Ohio [See: Cem. Rec.]
|They had 7 Children born to this Union: (3 Sons & 4 Dau's)|
|Son/Dau||Click on Name for More Inf.||b.-d.||Married/Info.||Ch.||1.1. 1st Son:||<--- Adam DUCAN,||PA. c1802-1852 a50yrs OH.||m. c1827 OH. Jennie MILLIGEN,||5Ch.||1.2. 2nd Son:||John,1 DUCAN,||PA. *1804-1878 a74yrs OH.||m. c1830 OH. Nancy CASEY,||9Ch.||1.3. 3rd Son:||William,1 DUCAN,||PA. *1806-1875 a69yrs OH.||m. *1836 OH. Frances ELLIOTT,||12Ch.||1.4. 1st Dau:||Eliza DUCAN,||PA. c1807-18?? a??yrs OH.||m. c183? OH. George GRAY,||?Ch.||1.5. 2nd Dau:||Isabella DUCAN,||PA. c1808-18?? a??yrs OH.||m. c183? OH. John ELLIOTT,||?Ch.||1.6. 3rd Dau:||Mary DUCAN,||OH. c1809-18?? a??yrs IL.||m. c183? OH. Edward STEVENSON,||?Ch.||1.7. 4th Dau:||Hester DUCAN,||OH. c1816-18?? a??yrs OH.||m. c183? OH. James ELLIOTT,||?Ch.||26 Known Grandchildren!|
Jefferson Co., Ohio
was created in 1797,
from the larger Washington Co.
The County Seat is Steubenville, OH. 43952. Total: 411sq miles, it is located
in the Central Eastern part of the State; Bounded with:
Columbiana Co. on the North;
Hancock & Brooke Co.'s West Virginia on the East;
Belmont Co., OH on the South;
Harrison Co. on the Southwest;
With Carroll Co. on the Northwest.
(First Census 1820, Pro Judge has m., pro naturalization rec;
Clerk of Courts civ, ct rec from 1797; Co. Recorder has land
from 1797, Board of Health, Steubenville has b. & d. rec.)|
<--- 1895 Jefferson Co., Map!
<--- See: Jefferson County, Iowa [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] <--- See: Steubenville, Ohio [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
1809 Tax Roll, Andrew Dunkin|
Andrew Dunkin, 1809-1810, on Tax Roll in Wayne Twp., Jefferson Co., OH.
Source: <--- [REF:#19.] Index to Ohio Tax Lists 1800-1810" by Jackson, FHL book 977.1 R4j, from Louis Boone 8/1984, pg.115-116)
1810 Tax Roll, Andrew Dunkin|
Andrew Duncin, was on the tax list with 172 acres, Twp 3, Range 9, Section 26, Wayne Twp. Jefferson Co., OH.
Source: <--- [REF:#19.] OH 1810 Tax Duplicate" by Gerald M. Petty, 1976, FHL book 977.1 R4p, from Deone Penquite 10/1991
1817 Will & Testament - Andrew DUNCAN|
Proved 05 July 1817, Wayne Twp., Jefferson Co., OH.
Will of Andrew Duncan, 9 March 1817; of Jefferson Co. OH, weak in body;
to my wife Jane Dunken all personal property except hereinafter excepted;
to my eldest son <---
Adam Dunkin my young sorrel horse and my great coat;
regarding my freehold which is the farm I now live on in Wayne Twp, Jefferson Co.,
to my wife [Jane Dunkin] the north side of said farm beginning:
"on the line between Thomas Moores and myself"
to her and her heirs forever if she live and die my widow, but if she should marry,
she forfeit her right or until my youngest son William Duncan arrive at 21.
Twenty  acres of my land be sold to pay my debts, beginning at SE corner, or if desired, sell 30 acres.
Balance of my freehold estate to my eldest son <---
Adam Dunken when aforesaid
William Dunkin arrives at 21,
at which time land be appraised and total be divided into seven shares, reserving for himself one share,
then pay my younger sons;
John Dunken and,
and also my daughters:
sons be allowed $100 each more than daughters.
Appointed: Samuel McElroy and Samuel McNary executors.
Wit. Samuel McNary,
Wit. Robert Moore,
Wit. Josiah Kerr.
Source: <--- [REF:#19.] Jefferson Co. OH Will Book 1, 1798-1821,
|Possible Record Problem!|
In this "Will & Testament", oldest Son Adam DUNCAN, is treated as over legal age of 21 years!
other siblings are "under legal" age.|
In the 1889 Biographical Sketch, of Son John DUNCAN, <--- (See: below) it states that Adam DUNCAN, was only age 15 years? when his father died? in 1819...prs
|Andrew Duncan, 1817-1818, Estate Notices Published||
In "The Western Herald" (Steubenville, Jefferson Co. OH),
executors Samuel McElroy and Samuel McNary,|
Dates: 1 Aug. 1817, 17 Oct. 1817, 28 Nov. 1817, 26 Dec. 1817, 30 Jan. 1818, 31 March 1818, 18 April 1818, 11 July 1818, and 24 Oct. 1818.
Pages, 247, 249-50, 252, 253, 254, 256, 261, 265,
Source: <--- [REF:#19.] Book of "Pioneer OH Newspapers 1802-1818" by Karen Mauer Green, FHL book 977.1 B38gr)
1889 Biographical Sketch - John DUNCAN, (1804-1878)|
[Pg.618-23: Holmes Co., OH.]
John DUNCAN (dec'd) was born 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 Duncan [moved] to Coshocton Co., built saw-mill etc. on Doughty's Fork; [Moved in] 1851 to Holmes Co., [OH.] ; retired 1874, died July 12, 1878, in Killbuck, [Holmes Co., OH.] John Duncan'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.
[Andrew & Jane (Wiley) Duncan] Children:
1. Adam, b. 1802
6. Mary, and
John's father [Andrew Duncan] d. 1817 when eldest child Adam was 15.
1. Adam Duncan m. Jennie Milligen & located in Guernsey Co.
3. William m. Fanny Elliott;
4. Elisa m. George Gray;
5. Isabella m. John Eliott,
6. Mary m. Edward Stevenson & located in Illinois;
7. Hester m. Rev. James Eliott;
all [Children] locating in Holmes Co. [OH.] except Adam Duncan and Mary (Duncan) Stevenson.
2. John,2 Duncan was JP, [Justice of the Peace] Presbyterian Church, involved in water-wheel patent right case taken to US Supreme Court 10 years, Democrat.
Married Miss Nancy [Casey], dau. of John Casey of Loudoun Co. VA who settled Killbuck Twp, Holmes Co.; she lives Millersburgh, age 75. Theu had 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. [See: below]
(8) Nancy Euphemia b. Sept. 7, 1850, d. Sept. 19, 1855;
(9) Harriet Louisa b. Oct. 22, 1852, unmarried.
Pg.823-4: Holmes Co., OH.
James E. DUNCAN, youngest son of John Duncan, b. Coshocton Co. OH March 13, 1847, to Holmes Co. when child. Enlisted Co. C 166th OH Vol. ... Married in 1873 Miss Lilli A., dau. of James W. Way of Killbuck Twp; two children: Lola and Jessie. Methodist Episcopal Church.
Source: 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)
Possible Record Problem!|
The above biography states: "John DUNCAN, stayed in Washington Co., PA. where he remained until 1824, when he came to Steubenville, Jefferson Co. OH." This is NOT true! John Duncan Parents moved prior to 1809 per [1809 & 1810 Tax Rolls] ...prs
|Cemetery Unknown, Jefferson County, Ohio||
1780 - 1817, age 37yrs
(Need Headstone Photo)
Clark Cemetery, Clark, Coshocton County, Ohio
Jane (Wylie) DUNCAN,
Wife of Andrew,
b. 1780 - d. 1853, age73yrs
<---See: Find A Grave Memorial# 63372451
[Created by: Paul R Sarrett, Dec 27, 2010 ]
(Need Headstone Photo)
<---See: FAGrave.com Map! GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 40.44440, Longitude: -81.89690|
<---See: Google.com Map! GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 40.45635, Longitude: -81.89621
<--- See: Source: REF:# 23.] Rustin BAKER
These records are part of the "Genealogy Computer Package"
*** PC-PROFILE *** Volume - II. DUNCAN & Related Families©
Compiled and self Published in Oct. 14, 1993 by Paul
R. Sarrett, Jr. with the assistance of my late mother
Mrs. M. Lucille (WILSON) SARRETT. (1917-1987, age age 70yrs)
& My Grandmother:
<---Mrs. Vera B. (DUNCAN) WILSON (1896-1988, age 92yrs)
The "Work-Books" were compiled by listing the various families,
born, married, died, and a history of that family branch. In 1996
I started "Up-Loading" this material on the now called Friends of Page Co., site...prs