John Chapman Duncan

9 September 1846–25 November 1931 (Age 85)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Chapman

When John Chapman Duncan was born on 9 September 1846, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Homer Duncan, was 31 and his mother, Asenath Melvina Robinson Banker, was 23. He married Teresa Ann Heyborne or Farrell on 27 May 1872, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 25 November 1931, in Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ferron City Cemetery, Ferron, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Chapman Duncan
1846–1931
Teresa Ann Heyborne or Farrell
1853–1935
Marriage: 27 May 1872
Asenath Melvina Duncan
1873–1908
Julia Emily Duncan
1875–1958
Sarah Jane Duncan
1877–1887
Naomi Bell Duncan
1879–1887
Jessie Agnes Duncan
1881–1887
Emma Teresa Duncan
1884–1887
John Duncan
1886–1886
George Duncan
1886–1947
Bertha Roxada Duncan
1888–1963
Homer Chapman Duncan
1891–1892

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1872Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
    Age 1
    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869
    Age 23
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    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Duncanson
    Dinkin
    Donkin
    Donahue
    Dunkin

    Story Highlight

    THE SADDEST DAY IN OUR YOUNG LIVES

    THE SADDEST DAY IN OUR YOUNG LIVES Ivan: Uncle George Duncan came to Vernal in late December 1906 or early January 1907. We had left two horses at Ferron and he told us he would bring them to us. And …

    Sources (59)

    • John Chapman Duncan, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Chartwin Duncan in entry for Aseneth Melvina Perry, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Chapman Duncan, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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