Shelby County

Thomas Duncan

Male 1832 - Yes, date unknown


Thomas Duncan

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 509

THOMAS DUNCAN, one of Shelby county's well known citizens, now living retired, owns a valuable farm of sixty-four acres, which lies in Orange township, six miles southwest of Sidney. He was born in 1832, in Fairfield county, O., and is a son of James and Matilda (Wise) Duncan. The father of Mr. Duncan was born in Pennsylvania, there grew to manhood on a farm and farming was his business through life. He married Matilda Wise and they had nine children. From Fairfield county, O., James Duncan and family
came to Shelby county in 1834 and his death occurred in Orange township, at the age of forty-seven years.
Thomas Duncan attended the district schools in boyhood, mainly during the winter seasons, devoting the summers to helping on the farm. Afterward he worked as a farmer in different sections prior to settling permanently in Orange township, where he carried on farming and stock raising until he retired from active labor.
Mr. Duncan married Miss Sarah Jane Doak, who died January 27, 1912, after a happy married life of sixty years. She was an estimable woman in every relation in life and was beloved by a wide circle. To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan the following children were born: Mrs. Mary Alice Randolph, Mrs. Clarinda Higgins, Sarah Jane, Samuel J., James and Mrs. Viola Randolph. Mr. Duncan has always been in sympathy with the principles of the democratic party. He is a member of the Presbyterian church at Piqua, O.

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