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|Born: 31 OCT 1768 in Culpeper County, Virginia
Married: 3 JAN 1793 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, Nancy Jennings b: 27 AUG 1769 in Fauquier, Va also granddaughter of James "Old Nigh" Withers (Wi8) and Catherine Barbee (Ba8)
Died: 1837 in Garrard County, Kentucky
|This descent from Clan Duncan that still has to be pinned down more
exactly togehter with that of Robert
R. Duncan Du9 does increase the probability of inheritance of all except
the Duncan Y chromosome in the Bland family. But clans are not a strictly
common male descent matter; sometimes a man would marry a daughter of the
clan and become a clan member, although he kept his family name as did
his children. And there were certain feudal aspects of clans, meaning that
a lot of tenant or associated family were under the protection from and
obligation to the clan, but would more commonly not bear the clan family
name, although this is also possible. Certain is that there is a common
territorial orgin, which is a certain guarantee of some common maternal
lines over a period of ten or more generations, that are often indeterminable
except for DNA testing.
However in this case, Robert R. Duncan was born in Scotland and also married in Culpeper Co., Va. and had 6 sons old enough to be William Withers Duncan's father. So if we find the one of the sons married the daughter of a William Withers the descent would seem rather certain.
There was an immigrant James Withers
a son and grandson of this name who might be the maternal grandfather we
are looking for. But there is a " Nancy Withers" who was a granddaughter
by his son James "OldNigh" Withers and would fit in name and in age.
|William Withers Duncan and Nancy Jennings had children:
Du5-1 Cynthia Duncan abt 1793 m. y Scott and had issue
Du5-2 Lucy J. Duncan 1796 -1800, m Abraham Adams
Du5 Elizabeth Jennings Duncan b: 1796 in Virginia
Du5-4 Nancy J. Duncan m Daniel Adams
Du5-5 Sarah W. Duncan m. William Richardson
Du5-6 William Withers Duncan (9 Jun 1802 - 16 Sept 1866) moved to Shelby Co. Ky., m. 1st Elzina Turner, 2nd Elizabeth King and had issue
Du5-7 Augustine J. Duncan (about 1804 in Garrard County, Kentucky - 4 Aug 1870) m. Eliza Comely and had issue
Du5-8 Daniel Boone Duncan (26 Nov 1806 - 20 May 1884) m Eleanor Cook and had issue
Du5-9 Narcissa Duncan (1812 - ) m John Thorpe and had issue
|FAUQUIER CO. VA. DEED BOOK 9
P. 231, oCTOBER 23, 1786 JAMES Withers AND cHLOE OF HAMILTON pARISH TO JOHN wITHERS AND wM. WITHERS... FORMERLY BELONGING TO Cain withers DECEASED, HIS SON JAMES WITHERS...
DUNCAN, Joseph - Jas. DUNCAN vs. Joseph DUNCAN's heirs. Representatives
of Matthew DUNCAN; Jas. DUNCAN, Joseph DUNCAN, John Smith DUNCAN, Polly
M. DUNCAN and Thos. A. DUNCAN, infant heirs of Joseph DUNCAN, deceased,
by Ann DUNCAN, their mother, sheweth that Mathew DUNCAN, grandfather, intermarried
with their grandmother, Sarah DUNCAN, and had the following children: Seth
DUNCAN, Sarah BELL, Jane WILSON, Jas. DUNCAN, Joseph DUNCAN, and the orators
are children of Joseph DUNCAN, that said Mathew departed this life, leaving
said Sarah, who departed this life intestate, leaving her property in the
hands of Seth DUNCAN and Thos. DUNCAN (since deceased without issue), and
said James DUNCAN, defendant to this bill took upon himself administration
of her estate. Deposition of Sarah BELL taken at the house of Thos. DICKENSON
at Glasgow, Barren Co, Ky. to be read as evidence in suit wherein Jas.
DUNCAN and others are defendants and Labon SHIP and heirs of Joseph DUNCAN,
deceased, by Ann MOORE, their guardian are plaintiffs, deposeth. Before
she moved from Berkeley Co., Va., to Western country, her husband, Wm.
BELL, gave a note to her mother, Sarah DUNCAN, that Wm. BELL died in Martinsburgh,
Va., in year '94 (1794) and that she was supported by her step-son, Wm.
BELL as long as she remained in Va. Deposition of Mary M. LAUGHLIN taken
in Franklin Co. Pa. deposeth she went to the house of Capt. Seth DUNCAN
in Pendleton County, Ky. about 6 days before death of Sarah DUNCAN. (Circuit
Court Records, Box 312, May 1809)