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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Family Time Line

John Tobias Duncan
1841–1917
Irena Ann "Arena" Hill
1846–1900
Marriage: 19 January 1871
Orlena Sarah Jane Duncan
1872–1934
Isabella Elizabeth Duncan
1873–
Enoch Jefferson Duncan
1874–1958
Ruthan Duncan
1875–1924
Twin Brother Duncan
1877–1877
James Floyd Duncan
1877–
Minnie Lilly Duncan
1879–1907
Vineca Druzzilla "Viney" "Ella" Duncan
1880–1973
Isaac Duncan
1882–
Irena Alice Duncan
1883–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 January 1871
Floyd, Virginia, United States
children

(10)

    Orlena Sarah Jane Duncan

    Female1872–1934Female

    Isabella Elizabeth Duncan

    Female1873–Female

    Male1874–1958Male

    Ruthan Duncan

    Female1875–1924Female

    Twin Brother Duncan

    Male1877–1877Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(17)

+12 More Children

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.
1846

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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