|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1822|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1895|
Married Mariah Bullen 15 Aug 1853 in Saline, Arkansas.
Moved from Bullion Cemetery on N. Gabriel.
Blessed are the peacemakers
for they shall be called the
children of God.
THOMAS JEFFERSON DUNCAN (Sr.) was born in Tennessee.
He was one of 6 children born to William (1792-1836) and Rachel (1800 – 1860) Duncan. Siblings: James F. Duncan
1820 – ? ; Littleton Lytle Duncan 1820 – 1886 ; Ann Elizabeth Duncan 1830 – ? ; Samuel P. Duncan 1833 –? ; Winney J. Duncan 1833 – 1862
He and 2 of his brothers left Tennessee to move to Arkansas in about 1850. They settled outside of Little Rock, in Saline County. He married his wife, Mariah Bullion there on August 15, 1853.
He mustered in as a Confederate Soldier for the Civil War in 1862, as a Corporal.
After the Civil War they decided to move to Texas. They planned to move to Oatmeal, Texas, but the Indian uprisings were too dangerous, so he and Mariah and their children moved to Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas, instead.
In 1874, Thomas Jefferson bought property near Pilot's Knob on the N. San Gabriel River. This area is near Liberty Hill, Texas. At that time, land was selling or $3-$4 per acre.
Over the years, the family grew to include eight children: seven sons and one daughter. They included William Alexander (named after T.J.'s brother), who married Susan Jane Ogle Farris. John Franklin who married Della Epley, Thomas Jefferson Jr. who married first Mollie E. Bond, and second wife was Ossenia Stanford Horton. Mattie J. married Will Hunt. Robert E. married Mollie Dodson Taylor. James Wilson married Josephine Dodson. Joseph Lytle married Lily Pearl Dodson. Hayden Darling married Mae Hensley. All except John Franklin lived to be quite old and raised good sized families.
Thomas Jefferson was a rancher. In the early days after the family came to Williamson County, Thomas J. and his sons occasionally hauled freight for a brief time. It is believed he worked for Samuel Mather, who had founded a mill and store in the area, along with the Masonic Lodge. Later, T. J. raised horses for a while, and farmed.
Thomas Jefferson and two other men, T. S. Harvey, and W. P. Smart, sold four acres of land for the small sum of $5.00 to the N. Gabriel School, and gave the land in 1888.
The land originally purchased by Thomas Jefferson and Mariah Duncan is still owned by some of their descendants more than 110 years later, and some of them live on the property. The original home of T.J. and Mariah still stands and is owned by the descendants of Hayden, the youngest child. Many of their descendants still live in the central Texas area.
He died of Congestive Heart Failure at home, which they called "Dropsy" back in the day.
(bio by: Lynda Duncan Miles)
Mariah Bullion Duncan (1833 - 1877)
William Alexander Duncan (1854 - 1946)*
John Franklin Duncan (1857 - 1883)*
Thomas Jefferson Duncan (1859 - 1939)*
Matilda Jane Duncan Hunt (1862 - 1912)*
Robert Eli Duncan (1863 - 1952)*
James Wilson Duncan (1866 - 1944)*
Joseph Lytle Duncan (1870 - 1949)*
Haden Darling Duncan (1872 - 1947)*
Maintained by: Lynda Duncan Miles
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: May 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11037814
Thinking of you at this holiday and family time, Gr-Gr-Grandfather. With love, Lynda|
Lynda Duncan Miles
Added: Dec. 16, 2012
Civil War Veteran. A Colonel. Mustered in on January 16, 1862 in Arkansas, as a Private. We are so very proud of you gr-gr-grandpa. Thank you for your service to our country, and for the great, hearty genes!|
Lynda Duncan Miles
Added: Sep. 26, 2012
Rest in heavenly peace, dear Gr-Grandfather.|
Joe and Lynda Miles
Added: Feb. 8, 2012
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