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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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SAMUEL DUNCAN, farmer; P. O. Piqua; born Nov. 9, 1815, in Miami Co., and is a son of Amos Duncan, born in North Carolina, Feb. 27, 1782, and during life engaged in farming; in 1805, came to Greene Co., Ohio, where he united in marriage with Rachel Coats, who was born in North Carolina; in 1808, came to Miami Co., where he died July 1, 1868, and his wife in 1843. Mr. Duncan remained at home, devoting his summer months to farming, attending school in the winter. In 1840, married Elizabeth Gilbert, who died Dec. 4, 1841. One child was the fruit of this union. In January, 1843, he united in marriage with Catherine Haines, who was a, native of Pennsylvania, and by this union have two children, Francis C., born April 16, 1856, and W. A., whose sketch appears in this work. About 1840, Samuel Duncan began to accumulate some wealth and now owns 370 acres in Miami Co., of which 108 acres lie in Sec. 20, where he now resides.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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