Mary Price Duncan

Brief Life History of Mary Price

When Mary Price Duncan was born on 17 November 1809, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, her father, John Noah Duncan, was 33 and her mother, Ann "Annie" Bondurant, was 32. She married Samuel R Russell on 2 February 1826, in Buckingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Highland, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Buena Vista Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died on 23 September 1897, in Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Slagel Cemetery, Newton Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel R Russell
Mary Price Duncan
Marriage: 2 February 1826
John William Russell
Ann Eliza Russell
Benjamin J. Russell
Samuel Garnet Russell
Robert Henry Russell
Virginia Price Russell
Mary Jane Russell

Sources (16)

  • Mary Russell in household of Samuel Russell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Price Duncan Russell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Duncan in entry for Ann Eliza Murphey, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Dunecan, itself from the traditional Irish royal name Donnchad(h), derived from donn ‘brown-haired’ + cath ‘battle’. Judging by the Scots form, the Scottish Gaelic intermediary seems to have been understood as containing ceann ‘head’, as if the whole name meant ‘brown head’; compare sense 2. In Ireland the name was Anglicized as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .

Irish: used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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