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Nancy Jane Woodside Duncan
Birth: Mar. 5, 1853
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1905
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Nancy Jane Woodside, born on 5 March 1853 in Hancock County, Illinois, the oldest of the 12 children of Hugh Goliher and Katherine (Wilson) Woodside. Her family moved to Henderson County, Illinois by the time she was seven years old.

Three days after her 16th birthday, Nancy eloped with Elias Lewis Duncan, son of Joseph and Nancy (Harris) Duncan, and were married on 8 March 1869 on a riverboat, probably on the Mississippi River. Nancy Jane's father, Hugh, "nearly ran an old mule to death trying to get to the dock to head them off, but was too late", according to granddaughter Alma Burrious Dragoo.

Nancy and Elias would have eight children, two of whom (Leona and Rosa) died in childhood. The six who grew to adulthood were Mary Ella, Catherine Ann "Katie", Cora Dell, Bert Lorenzo, Edward Ellsworth and Grace Edith.

During their marriage, Nancy and Elias lived in Henderson County, Illinois; Nodaway County, Missouri; Republic County, Kansas; Adell Township, Sheridan County, Kansas and finally Jennings, Decatur County, Kansas. Also living in the area were Nancy's youngest brother, Grant, and a cousin, Marion Columbus Woodside.

On 22 March 1905, at the age of 52, Nancy died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. She was buried in Lucerne Cemetery near her infant daughter, Rosa.

Elias and Nancy's other children not listed below were:
Mary Ella Duncan Burrious (1870 - 1938)
Catherine Ann "Katie" Duncan Pickell (1871 - unknown)
Leona J. Duncan (1873 - 1874)
Bert Lorenzo Duncan (1879 - 1962)
Edward Ellsworth Duncan (1881 - 1948)
Grace Edith Duncan Barstow (1891 - 1960)

Copyright 2007 by the memorial creator.
Family links: 
  Hugh Goliher Woodside (1825 - 1888)
  Catherine Wilson Woodside (1835 - 1905)
  Elias Lewis Duncan (1841 - 1929)
  Cora Dell Duncan Howard (1877 - 1925)*
  Rosa E Duncan (1885 - 1885)*
  Nancy Jane Woodside Duncan (1853 - 1905)
  William Henry Woodside (1855 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
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Lucerne Cemetery
Sheridan County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: JC
Originally Created by: Dıehard
Record added: Oct 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22413913
Nancy Jane <i>Woodside</i> Duncan
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