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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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PROF. PASCHAL HICKMAN DUNCAN, of Glencoe, a native of Gallatin County, Ky., was born November 13, 1845. His father, Benjamin Duncan, a native of Harrison County, was born in 1807, and was a well-to-do farmer; he settled on a farm in Gallatin County in 1818, near Warsaw, Ky., where he lived until his death, which occurred April 27, 1887. He was a member of the Baptist Church for many years, but at the time of his death was a prominent member of the Christian Church. He took an active part in all local political matters. He married Miss M. Ellis, who was born near Richmond, Henrico Co., Va., and was a daughter of James Adams Ellis, also a native of Henrico County, Va. Six sons and four daughters were born to their union, of whom the subject of this sketch is the ninth child. James Duncan, the paternal grandfather of P. H. Duncan, a native of Harrison County, Ky., and a farmer by occupation, removed to a farm near Danville, Vermillion Co., Ill., where he died. The maternal grandfather of our subject, a native of Virginia, came to Kentucky early in the present century, and settled near Warsaw, Gallatin County, where he died; he took an active part in the war of 1812. Prof. Paschal Hickman Duncan lived on the farm until his nineteenth year, when he entered college, remaining in school till he graduated. He taught for several years. In 1880 he was appointed State Sunday-school evangelist, by the Kentucky Christian Sunday-school Association, in which capacity he served for seven years, at the expiration of which time he entered the ministry. July 25, 1883, he married Sallie Orr, of Columbia, Adair Co., Ky., a graduate of Ghent College, Ghent, Ky., and a daughter of Vernon and Mary C. (Botts) Orr. Mrs. Duncan died October 3, 1887, at Corinth, Ky. Politically Mr. Duncan is a Democrat; he represented Gallatin County in the Legislature in 1875-76. He is a Royal Arch Mason of Tadmor Lodge, No. 138, at Waraw, Ky., and is also a member of the Christian Church. He owns property in Wichita, Kas.

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This family biography is one of 39 biographies included in the Gallatin County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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