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Andrew Jackson Duncan 1814-1897

DUNCAN, JOHNSTON, BLAIR, HAMILTON, ROBERTSON, ACHESON, ORR

Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 3/5/2021 at 09:02:51

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, October 14, 1897
Page 1

Andrew Jackson Duncan was born in Greene county, Tennessee, June 16, 1814 and died at his home near Columbus City, Iowa, October 10, 1897. In 1838 he was married to Nancy J. Johnston, who survives him. In 1847 he came with his family to Iowa and settled on the farm which he made his home till death, 49 years after. He occupied the same house for forty years. Mr. Duncan had six brothers and three sisters, only one of whom, Mrs. Sarah Blair, wife of the late Wm T. Blair, survives him. The brothers were J. C. and W. A., who came to Iowa with him, J. K., Geo. B. and A. W. The sisters, besides Mrs. Blair, were Isabella, wife of Hamilton Johnston and Jane, who died in Tennessee when a young woman. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Duncan 15 children, five sons and ten daughters. Sons are all dead except Wm. A., who lives near the old homestead. one son James M., was killed at the battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, the last battle of the civil war. The other sons died in infancy, as did all the daughters except four. These are Keziah Robertson, Esther Acheson, Isabella Orr and Mary, wife of T. Lee Duncan. Mrs Orr died in 1885. Mr. Duncan united with the Associate Presbyterian church in childhood and never changed his church relationship. He was an honest man and a good citizen. His death was the result of a paralytic stroke which he received Friday evening between four and five o'clock. He died Sunday morning at 2:30. His funeral, which occurred Monday, was one of the largest ever seen in Louisa county. His death removes another of the very few remaining early settlers.


 

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