John Tobias Duncan

1 September 1841–3 May 1917 (Age 75)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Tobias

When John Tobias Duncan was born on 1 September 1841, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, Blanch M. Duncan Junior, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Phillips, was 25. He married Irena Ann "Arena" Hill on 19 January 1871, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Indian Valley, Floyd, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 3 May 1917, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Alum Ridge, Floyd, Virginia, United States.

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John Tobias Duncan
Irena Ann "Arena" Hill
Marriage: 19 January 1871
Orlena Sarah Jane Duncan
Isabella Elizabeth Duncan
Enoch Jefferson Duncan
Ruthan Duncan
Twin Brother Duncan
James Floyd Duncan
Minnie Lilly Duncan
Vineca Druzzilla "Viney" "Ella" Duncan
Isaac Duncan
Irena Alice Duncan

Spouse and Children

19 January 1871
Floyd, Virginia, United States


    Orlena Sarah Jane Duncan


    Isabella Elizabeth Duncan



    Ruthan Duncan


    Twin Brother Duncan


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 3

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 20

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Scottish: Powerful chieftain

Sources (3)

  • John Duncan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Duncan in household of Solomon Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Dunkin in household of Blanch Dunkin, "United States Census, 1850"

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