Duncan research files of
1883 "History of Butler County, Pennsylvania : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers [1796-1883]" pub. Chicago : Waterman, Watkins, 1883. 454p. (FHL book 974.891 H2hb, reprint 1982; pg.227-233 from FHL fiche 6,088,795 at Placerville FHC 5/2007; pg.226 from Kathy D. Cawley 5/2007)
Pg.226: Samuel DUNCAN, a native of Carlisle, Penn., made a permanent settlement in this township in 1796. He was a young man of twenty-seven years, at the time of his emigration, and for several years previous to his settlement had been engaged in trafficking with the Indians. He purchased quite an extensive tract of land. The farm which for many years was the home of his son, Samuel, was purchased from Gen. WILKINS, of Philadelphia. He married, in 1793, Miss Nancy daughter of James BOGGS, who in the early days kept the ferry across the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh. They had six children -- William, Matilda, David, Samuel, James and Robert. Mr. DUNCAN died in the year 1829. William married Jane COMPTON, and had three children. He died in 1821. Of these three children, Mary Ann CLEEAND [sic] is still living in Illinois. Matilda married William SMITH, from the State of New York. Mrs. SMITH died in 1831, her husband surviving her a few years only. David married Sarah HAMIL, of Allegheny County. They had nine children, viz.: William, Samuel, Catherine, Matilda, Margaret, Sarah, Mary A. and Nancy E. Samuel married Elizabeth CALDWELL, daughter of David CALDWELL, of Allegheny County. (MAD: Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA)
Pg.232-233: Biographical Sketches. SAMUEL DUNCAN. Samuel Duncan, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the southwestern part of the county, was born in Cranberry Township, on the same tract of land on which he now resides, on the 22d of August, 1808. His father, Samuel Duncan, of whom a sketch appears on another page, was one of the pioneers of 1796, and encountered during his life all the difficulties and hardships which beset the early settlers. Samuel was brought up to hard work, and received only such education as the limited school privileges of early days afforded. His life has been marked by industrious toil and wise economy, and he is the possessor of a comfortable property as the reward of his labors. The beautiful fields now surrounding his home were covered with the primitive forest when he came into possession of the farm, and have been brought to their present state by the work of his own hands. He labored under all the disadvantages of a lack of good farming implements, but perseverance, industry and economy rendered his labors successful. Mr. Duncan is a man of intelligence, helpful in all good works, and is held in high esteem by all who know him. He was married, April 19, 1831, to Elizabeth, oldest daughter of David and Mary Caldwell, early settlers of Allegheny County. Their long period of happy wedded life has been blessed by a large family of children. Matilda S. is the wife of Samuel Graham, Cranberry Township; Mary Ann, single, resides in Pittsburgh; Elizabeth, the wife of Charles Taylor, resides in Wheeling, W. Va.; Lewis F. follows carpentry in Allegheny City; Emeline is the wife of James McMarland, Adams Township; John died April 1, 1865, in the twenty-third year of his age. He enlisted as a private in the nine-months service and was mustered into the army August 11, 1862, as a private in Company C, One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Re-enlisting, he served as a Corporal of Company G, Fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Cavalry. He was wounded in the spine at Dinwiddy Court House, Va., March 29, 1865, and died forty-eight hours after receiving the wound. He was a gallant soldier, and when he received the fatal shot he was attempting to capture a rebel flag. He passed safely through eleven battles, but the twelfth terminated his noble career. The next member of the family, Alfred G., is a merchant in Pittsburgh; Sarah J. died in infancy, December 31, 1847; Nelson B. is a farmer on the old homestead. Mr. Duncan is a Republican in politics. He became a member of the Presbyterian Church about 1841, and has lived an earnest Christian life. Mrs. Duncan has also been a faithful member of the same organization since her youth. (MAD: Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA)
1882 "History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men" by Franklin Ellis, 1828-1885; pub. Philadelphia : L.H. Everts & Co., 1882 (LH11284, HeritageQuest image 3/2007; FHL film 1,000,555 item 1, book 77; also University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection)
Pg.329: Uniontown borough ... In 1829, September 28th, John Kennedy Duncan and Dr. Hugh Campbell were ordained to the sacred office. Mr. Duncan was born and raised in Carlisle, admitted to this church upon certificate, and at once elected elder, and served faithfully for one year, and was dismissed in 1830 to the Tent Church. Thence he removed to Springhill, thence to Iowa City, thence to Dubuque [Iowa], where he died in 1869. (MAD: Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA)
1888 "Allegheny County [PA]: its early history and subsequent development ; from the earliest period till 1790" by Allegheny County Centennial Committee (Pa.); pub. Pittsburgh, Pa. : Snowden Peterson, 1888. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; LH7655, HeritageQuest image 8/2007)
Pg.115-116: Judiciary of Allegheny Co., US District Court. ... was established by Act of Congress of 20th May, 1818, and Jonathan Hoge Walker was appointed Judge by President Monroe. He held the first Court at Pittsburg, December 7, 1818. Judge Walker was born in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, PA, in 1756. He was of English descent. His grandfather, William Walker, was a Captain under the Duke of Marlborough in Queen Anne's wars. His mother was a daughter of John Hoge, of Hogestown, in Cumberland County. He graduated at Dickinson College in 1787, read law with Stephen Duncan, whose daughter he married, and moved to Northumberland County. March 1, 1806, he was appointed President Judge of the Fourth Judicial District, composed of Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Bedford counties, and presided in those courts for twelve years. In 1810 he moved to Bedford; in 1819 to Pittsburgh. He died in January, 1824, in Natchez [MAD: Adams Co.], Mississippi, while on a visit to his oldest son, Duncan S. Walker, who was residing there.
While Judge Walker was on the Bench of the US District Court, his second son read law, and commenced practice in Pittsburgh in 1821. After his father's death, in 1826 he moved to Natchez. This was Robert J. Walker, who subsequently became a distinguished statesman and politician. Judge Walker was ... On his leaving the Fourth Judician District in 1818, he published a farewell address to the people of the district ... He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and in several expeditions against the Indians in Western Pennsylvania and west of the Ohio. This was one reason he gave for desiring to move west of the mountains.
1881 "History of Coshocton Co. OH, Its Past and Present 1740-1881" by Norman Newell Hill (FHL book 977.165 H2hi)
Pg.243: In 1773, Rev. David Jones, an eccentric character better known as "Chaplain Jones" and an Indian trader named David Duncan passed through this territory. They were traveling eastward from the Shawanee towns on the Scioto, along the Indian trail of the Licking and Muskingum valleys, which had been followed by Christopher Gist. Duncan was from Shippensburg [Cumberland Co.], PA, and was on his way to Fort Pitt, probably for goods. Rev. David Jones was on his return journey to Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ, from the Indians on the Scioto, among whom he had been as missionary, by authority of the Philadelphia Baptist association, of which he was a member. He kept a diary of this journey, from which these facts are taken. (mention of country and Indian towns; Feb. 10, 1773, but no other mention by name of David Duncan).
1902 "Centennial Biographical History of Crawford Co. OH" by Lewis Pub. (FHL book 977.127 D3c; see Crawford Co. OH for more)
Pg.188-190: Arthur M. Duncan, M.D. ... of Bucyrus, native of Crawford Co., born in Texas Twp. Jan. 18, 1850, traces his ancestry back to colonial epoch in history of the country, and thence back to Scotland ... The best information attainable seems to establish beyond reasonable doubt the fact that three Duncan brothers, coming from Scotland about 1722, settled in Cumberland Co. PA, and became the progenitors of the family in America. They were descendants of the Rev. William Duncan, a martyr in the Covenanter persecution in Scotland. Andrew Duncan, the grandfather of our subject, was born in Lancaster Co. PA March 12, 1750, and died in 1828 in York Co., that state. Under George III, he was appointed justice of the peace. When the colonies had achieved their independence from the British crown he was reappointed by the federal government and served in that capacity for more than half a century. Presbyterian church, and from 1770 to death was elder of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in York Co. PA. Washington Duncan, father of the doctor, born York Co. PA 1810; when young man left native state; to Crawford Co. 1833 with mother and sister Ann Elizabeth who afterward married Arthur Andrews, prominent pioneer and citizen of Crawford Co. Mr. Duncan married Eliza Gibson ...
1881 "History of Licking County, Ohio, its past and present : containing a condensed, comprehensive history of Ohio, including an outline history of the Northwest, a complete history of Licking County, its, townships, cities, towns, villages, schools, churches, societies, industries, statistics, etc...." by Norman Newell Hill, pub. by A.A. Graham (Memphis Public Library book 977.154 H647h; from Evelyn Sigler 8/1984)
Pg.662: Hon. Daniel Duncan, native of Shippensburg [Cumberland Co.], PA, b. July 22 1806, to Newark, OH in 1828; in general merchandising for 20 years. In 1843 elected to the state legislature; elected member of congress 1846, served 1847-1849; died in Washington City June 18 1849.
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)
1872 "Biographical sketches of the state officers, and of the members of the Sixtieth General Assembly of the state of Ohio" by W. Darwin Crabb; pub. Columbus: Ohio State Journal book and job rooms (LH7176, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
Pg.94: House. Thomas Duncan Stiles, the Representative from Darke county, was born near Carlisle, Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. The father of Thomas D. Stiles was Edward James Stiles, and his mother was the daughter of Hon. Thomas Duncan, a lawyer of great prominence in Pennsylvania, at one time, and who was afterward Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. ... (MAD: no dates)
1899-1900 "Ohio in Congress from 1803 to 1901 : with notes and sketches of senators and representatives and other historical data and incidents" by William Alexander Taylor; pub. Columbus, Ohio: XX Century Pub. Co. (LH7153, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
Pg.138: Ohio in Congress: Duncan, Daniel - Thirtieth, Licking.
Pg.193: DANIEL DUNCAN of Licking county, a successful merchant, served one term in the congress, having been elected to the Thirtieth congress in 1846 from the Tenth district, composed of the counties of Licking, Franklin and Delaware. He was born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1806, and died in Washington, D.C., June, 1849, immediately following the close of his term. (MAD: Shippensburg, Cumberland Co. PA)
1899 "Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Cos. IN" (anonymous); pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. 2 vols. (LH6300, HeritageQuest images 2/2007, 4/2007 & 5/2007; FHL film 934,923 item 4-5)
Vol.II, pg.944-946: JOHN M. CULBERTSON, a prosperous and well known farmer residing about one mile east of Glenwood, in Orange township, Fayette county, Indiana, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 20, 1837. Mr. Culbertson is a son of John Craighead and Jane (Moody) Culbertson, both natives of Pennsylvania, the former born in Culbertson's Row, near Chambersburg, and the latter in Shippensburg. John C. Culbertson was a son of Robert Culbertson, a native of Pennsylvania, and he was a grandson of Joseph Culbertson, who emigrated from Culbertson's Row, at Ballygan, in county Antrim, Ireland, in 1743, and settled in Culbertson's Row, Franklin county, Pennsylvania. No furthe record than this has been made of Joseph Culbertson. Robert, his son, was reared in Pennsylvania and became a farmer of that state. Boiling Spring is on the farm owned by him. He attended divine worship at Middle Spring, where he is on record as having paid pew rent to the amount of seventeen shillings and sixpence. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, with official rank. He entered the service in 1776, as captain of the Fifth Battalion, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Armstrong Regiment, and was stationed at Philadelphia. ... He died in Pennsylvania, in 1801. His wife, Annie, nee Duncan, a native of Middle Springs, Pennsylvania, was born in 1755 and died in 1827. Their children were as follows: Joseph, William, Robert, Alexander, Samuel D., William, Stephen, John C., Mary, Daniel, Annie and James, all of whom reached maturity except the first named, William, who died in infancy.
John C. Culbertson, the father of John M., was reared on his father's Pennsylvania farm, and was eighteen at the time the war of 1812 broke out. ... In 1828 he located in Cincinnati ... His wife, whose maiden name was Jane Moody, was a daughter of Rev. John Moody, minister of Middle Spring (Pennsylvania) church for a period of fifty-three years. John C. Culbertson died at Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25, 1868. Mrs. Culbertson died January 18, 1888. The children, in order of birth, of John C. and Jane Culbertson were as follows: John M., whose name introduces this sketch; Joseph A., Samuel D.; William; Robert C.; Henry Clay; Mary, wife of J.W. Kilbreath; Libby, wife of J.E. Anan; Anna, wife of C.A.G. Adae and Frank. ... (MAD: Middle Springs, Cumberland Co. PA)
1912 "History of Fillmore County, Minnesota" by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge; pub. Chicago: H.C. Cooper, Jr. & Co. (LH12889; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,256 items 2-3)
Vol.2, Pg.975: WILSON H. CULBERTSON brought his family from Pennsylvania in 1849, and settled in Scott county, Iowa, where he was employed seven years as a farmer. In June, 1856, he moved the family to Minnesota, and took a claim near St. Charles in Olmsted county. He traded this claim for fourteen yoke of oxen, which he disposed of, and then went to work for the Transit Railroad Company. Subsequently, he purchased 160 acres in Winona county, where he farmed the remainder of his life, dying December 16, 1878, at the age of fifty-four. His wife, who before her marriage was Mary Ann Duncan, died March 25, 1877.
Vol.2, pg.976-979: ALBERT CULBERTSON, mayor of Whalan, was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1847, son of Wilson H. and Mary Ann (Duncan) Culbertson. He spent his youth in Iowa and Minnesota, and in the spring of 1878 moved to Mower county and purchased a quarter section on which he started farming. Owing to the failure of crops, he left this farm and went to Winona county. December 31, 1878, he came to Whalan, where he has since resided. ... May 8, 1872, he married Jennie Canfield, a native of Jackson county, Iowa. She died July 8, 1912. An adopted son, R.W., lives with his father and attends the Toland Business College at LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
1891 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of MS" by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.2 D3b V.1 Pt.2; and from Evelyn Sigler 5/1983)
Pg.676: DR. STEPHEN DUNCAN (deceased) was a native of the Keystone state, born in Carlisle [Cumberland Co. PA] March 4, 1787, and was educated at Dickinson college, in his native city, from which he graduated in medicine in 1805. Three years later he came to Natchez, and practices his profession there ... for a number of years. He subsequently became very extensively engaged in cotton planting .... He was twice married, first, to Miss Margaret Ellis, a descendant of one of the prominent pioneer families of Adams county, and after her death, or in 1819, he was married to Miss Catherine Bingaman, ... who was born at Natchez in February, 1801, and who died October 1, 1868. ... Dr. Duncan continued to reside at Natchez until 1863, when he removed to New York, and there his death occurred January 29, 1867.
1907 "Mississippi, Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons; Arranged in Cyclopedic Form" 4 vols., planned & edited by Rowland, pub. by Southern Hist. Publ. Assn.; vol.1 A-K, vol.2 L-Z, vol.3 includes index & portraits, contemporary biography; vol.4 includes portrait, suppl. volume comprising sketches of representative MS'ans for whom special portraits have been executed on steel (FHL fiche 6,051,432 to 6,051,435 and books 976.2 H2m)
Vol.1, pg.665: Duncan, Stephen, was born at Carlisle [Cumberland Co.], PA, in 1787; was educated at a college there and graduated in medicine in 1805. He came to Natchez [Adams Co.] in 1808 and after practicing his profession some time, became a wealthy planter. He was twice married, first to Margaret Ellis and afterward to Catherine Bingaman. In the later 1820's, Dr. Duncan was president of the Bank of MS. He was the agent of the State in 1829 to negotiate a loan of $200,000 ... but the circumstances of the enterprise made his efforts unsuccessful. In 1863, Dr. Duncan removed to New York where he died in 1867. (FHL fiche 6,051,432)
1889 "Biographical Souvenier of State of TX" by F. Battey (FHL book 976.4 D3bs and from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1984)
Pg.852-5: L.D. VanDyke, one of oldest & most prosperous farmers of TX, born PA Dec. 23, 1816, son of William and Nancy (Duncan) VanDyke, former also a native of PA, farmer, Methodist church, died PA age 72. (MAD: married Cumberland Co. PA 1813) L.D. VanDyke was 2nd in family of six children; James A., lawyer in State of MI; L.D. above; Ellen; John H. a lawyer in Milwaukee, WI; William Duncan (MAD: William Duncan VanDyke) killed at battle of Drainesville in Union army; and Samuel W., farmer in WI. L.D. VanDyke age 17 clerk in PA, to TX in 1842, mercantile business in Bowie Co., 5 years later in 1847 to Red River Co.; in Civil War Conf. service; married 1843 to Miss Adelia West, dau. of Major Edward West of TN; 11 children (not copied); Mrs. Van Dyke died 1873. (Pg.855, brief sketch of James E. VanDyke b. 7/13/1846 Bowie Co. TX, son of Lambert D. and Adelia (West) VanDyke, not copied here)
1906 "A twentieth century history of Berrien County, Michigan," by Orville W. Coolidge, pub. by Lewis Pub. Co., Chicago. (HeritageQuest image 2/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 4592; FHL film 1,000,081 item 1)
Pg.733-734: St.Joseph Twp. & City of St.Joseph. JOHN F. DUNCAN, who is classed with the leading business men of St. Joseph, where he is now engaged in the hardware trade, was born in this city in 1853. His father, Robert B. Duncan, was a native of Shippensburg [Cumberland Co.], PA, and died in 1870, at the age of 58 years. The mother, who bore the maiden name of Rosa Kelley, was born in Canada and is still living. The father came to Michigan in 1834 in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company as a fur buyer and settled in St. Joseph, MI, where he afterward engaged in merchandising. He also established a store in Sodus township but later returned to St. Joseph, where he engaged in the grocery business and also dealt in general merchandising, continuing a factor in commercial life in this city up to the time of his death. He was active and influential in community affairs, served as a member of the council and was also president of the village. His political allegiance was given to the Democracy and by appointment of President Buchanan he filled the office of collector. The father was twice married, first to Alice Fitzgerald, of Niles, by whom he had three children, one of whom, Mrs. D.C. Oswald, of Denver, CO, is living. By his second marriage there were seven children, six of whom are living, John F. being the eldest. The others are: Mrs. William Belyea, living in Grand Rapids; Mrs. Edward J. Head, of Denver, CO; Mrs. D.E. Brown, living in St.Joseph; Frank R., of the same city; and Robert B., who resides in Kalamazoo, MI.
John F. Duncan was educated in the public schools of his native town and at the age of twelve years entered his father's store as a clerk and for two years after his death he continued the business. He then engaged in railroading in the employ of the Chicago & Lake Shore Railroad Company, now the Pere Marquette system, as baggageman on a mail train for one year. He afterward clerked for E.C. Hoyt in St.Joseph and subsequently was with T.T. Ransom, in whose employ he remained as a salesman for 8 years, gaining thorough familiarity with the methods in vogue in commercial life. He later entered into partnership with James Forbes under the firm name of Forbes & Duncan, conducting a grocery store for 8 years, when Mr. Forbes sold out and the firm became Duncan & Springsteen. This relation was maintained for about 2 years, when they disposed of their store to Frank C. Burke and Mr. Duncan then engaged in the real estate and building business in St. Joseph, which he continued for two years, at the end of which time he puchased the King & Cooper grocery store, which he conducted in connection with other business interests until 1892. In that year the grocery store was sold to the firm of Ankli & Duncan and in 1893 Mr. Duncan of this review purchased the hardware business of M.B. Rice, at the location which he now occupies. This business was established by C.C. Sweet some ten years before. Mr. Duncan has since conducted the store and is now one of the leading merchants of the city.
In politics he is independent, while fraternally he is connected with the Masonic order and the Knights of the Maccabees. In 1883 in St.Joseph he was married to Miss Emma Gurnsey, who was born in this city and is a daughter of Hiram G. Gurnsey, who came from New York to Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are members of the Congregational church and are much esteemed people here. He entered business life in an humble capacity but has gradually and steadily worked his way upward, brooking no obstacles that could be overcome by determined and steady purpose.
1890 "Chronography of notable events in the history of the Northwest Territory and Wayne County [Michigan] : period embraced, 1531-1890 : together with biographical sketches of the early explorers and pioneers" by Fred Carlisle; pub. Detroit: O.S. Gulley, Bornman & Co., printers (LH5017; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL fiche 6,072,241)
Pg.176-178: JAMES A. VAN DYKE, was born in Franklin county, PA, December 10, 1833 (MAD: changed in ink or pencil to 1813) He was the eldest son of William VanDyke, whose ancestors were among the first builders of New Armsterdam, ... subsequently settled in Pennsylvania, where James A. VanDyke was born. The mother of James was Nancy Duncan. On the paternal side, her ancestors were from Scotland, and located in the mountainous county of Cumberland, Pennsylvania. William and Nancy Duncan VanDyke had six children: Lambert, who settled and died in Red Run county, Texas; Ellen, who lived and died in her native county and State; William R., who also lived and died in the county of his birth; John H. (who became a lawyer), and Samuel W., who removed to Wisconsin, where they both died, and James A., the subject of this memorial, who, after being fitted by private tutors, entered Mercer College, Pennsylvania, in 1828, from which he graduated with high honors in 1832 ... In December, 1835, he married Elizabeth, daughter of the late Hon. Peter Desnoyers, ... He departed this life at his home, May 7th, 1855.
1904 "An Illustrated history of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties : with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington." by G Blanchet, G J Rains, Narcisse Raymond; pub. Chicago : Interstate Pub. Co. (LH12358, HeritageQuest images 5/2007, 7/2007 & 8/2007; FHL book 979.75 D3i and film 1,036,104 item 1 and 396,346)
Pg.470: ROBERT M. GRAHAM, stockman residing in town of Bickleton, early pioneer of eastern Klickitat to which he came in 1872, born in Holmes Co. OH, May 18, 1845; his father William was also born there in 1818, farmed ... to Oregon in 1852 to Benton county, in 1859 moved east of the Cascades to the Des Chutes river, in 1874 to Dayton, Washington, where he died twenty years later. His people originally came from Scotland, and his wife, Harriet (Duncan) Graham, was likewise of Scotch descent, but by nativity a Pennsylvanian, born in 1822. She crossed the plains to Oregon with her parents in 1852, and from that time until her death, in 1891, continued to be a resident of the west. The subject of this review was one of a family of eleven children, between six & seven years old when he came to Oregon with his parents ... (MAD: more on Robert M. Graham family & children, not copied) (MAD: per Babette Dague, 1989, Harriet Duncan was born Cumberland Co. PA)
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