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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Isaac Duncan, plastering contractor and dealer in lime, cement, sand, plaster of paris, etc., Neosho, Mo., was born in Richland County, Ohio, in February, 1846. His father, Abraham Duncan, a farmer by occupation, was a native of Virginia, and his mother, Mary (Wilkins) Duncan, was born in New York. They were the parents of twelve children. Isaac was reared on the farm, and after attaining his majority learned the plastering trade, which he has since followed. He came to this county in 1882, established himself in his present business, and is the leading man in his occupation. He is a good workman giving his personal attention to all contracts, and enjoys an enviable reputation for his work. In 1872 he chose for his companion in life Miss Mary Cummins, who was born in Ohio, and the fruit of this union are two children, David and Albert. Mr. Duncan carries a stock sufficient for all demands in his line.

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