Biography of John E. Duncan
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JOHN E. DUNCAN, a prominent farmer of Taylor Township, is the second son of John and Nancy (Sargeant) Duncan, natives of Virginia and Indiana. John E. was born October 10, 1842, in Hancock County, Ind., and his father died about six weeks later. His mother subsequently moved to Rush County, and he remained with her, helping to support the family until he was twenty one. After this, he worked out two years and invested the proceeds in a threshing machine, and by this means made his start in life. Selling his interest in this, he next invested in a farm with his brother, and later sold this and came to Taylor Township, Howard County, where he has since resided. He now lives on a fine farm of 200 acres, well cultivated, with all modern improvements. He was elected Trustee of Taylor Township, in the spring of 1878, and was reelected two years later by the Democratic party, of which he is one of its most active workers. Mr. Duncan was married August 30, 1866, to Miss Delana North, a native of Rush County, Ind. This union has been one of universal happiness, and has been blessed with four sons - Omer C., born November 20, 1867; Charley E., born February 8, 1873; John C., born November 31, 1878; and Roscoe K., born April 19, 1882. Mr. Duncan is one of the representative farmers of Howard County and also an extensive stock raiser and dealer, shipping to various points; he is one of the liberal and progressive men of Taylor Township and one of its most repected citizens.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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