Mary Ann Duncan

29 February 1808–14 February 1890 (Age 82)
Sandy Creek, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Duncan was born on 29 February 1808, in Sandy Creek, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, Simeon Duncan, was 25 and her mother, Eunice Wilder, was 19. She died on 14 February 1890, at the age of 81.

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Simeon Duncan
Eunice Wilder
Mary Ann Duncan
Anson Duncan
Electa Duncan
George W Duncan
Clarissa Susan Duncan

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Powerful chieftain

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  • Mary Ann Dunkin in household of Eunice Dunkin, "United States Census, 1850"

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