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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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T. P. DUNCAN, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Fletcher; is a son of John Duncan, who was born in Ireland Aug. 16, 1797, and received a medium education under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church; in 1817, he emigrated to New Brunswick where, Aug. 18,1819, he married Deborah Knoop; she was born in New Brunswick March 22, 1796; in 1822, they emigrated to Ohio, and settled in Elizabeth Township, Miami Co., where they remained five years; they then removed to Brown Township and located on Sec. 24, where they spent many happy days; they were consistent members of the Baptist Church; Jan. 15, 1870, Mrs. Duncan died; Mr. Duncan still survives, and resides in the village of Fletcher; he was the father of eleven children, of whom seven are now living, two being ministers of the Baptist denomination. T. P. Duncan was born on what is his present farm in 1832, and was brought up to agricultural pursuits; his education was that of a common-school course. In the rebellion of 1861, he enlisted in Co. F, 147th O. V. I., to defend his native country. After his return, he continued his farm pursuits. Sept. 14, 1854, he married Abigail Branson, who was born in this county Feb. 26, 1836, and died March 19, 1876, leaving four children; four had passed away previous to her death. T. P. married for his second wife Mary E. Hottle, who was born in Virginia March 11, 1842, and is the mother of two living children.

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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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