James S. Duncan

Maleabout 1869–

Brief Life History of James S.

James S. Duncan was born about 1869, in Gallatin, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Sparta, Gallatin, Kentucky, United States in 1880.

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  • James S Duncan in household of Isadora Duncan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James S Duncan in household of Joseph Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 23

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 31

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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