Duncan

about 1810–
Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Duncan

When Duncan was born about 1810, in Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, George Duncan, was 27 and his mother, Martha Whipple, was 25.

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George Duncan
1783–1812
Martha Whipple
1785–1857
Hiram Duncan
1809–1812
Duncan
1810–
Adaline Duncan
1811–1837

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 2

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

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 23

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish (of Scottish origin): from the Gaelic personal name Donnchadh, composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + a derivative of cath ‘battle’, Anglicized in Ireland as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .2 Irish (Sligo): 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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