|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1829|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1900|
W. W. Duncan, physician, Bible Grove. Among the men who owe their success in life to their own energy and ability stands him whose name appears at the head of this sketch.
He was born, December 10, 1829, in Nelson County, Ky. He is a son of James Duncan, a native of South Carolina, and a farmer by occupation. The grandfather of our subject was William Duncan. He was a native of Virginia, of Scotch descent.
The mother of our subject was Editha (McKay) Duncan, a native of Nelson County. Ky. Dr. Duncan was married, November 28, 1860. in Mason, Effingham County, Ill., to Miss Mary Ella White, born March 18, 1841. in Bond County, Ill. She is a daughter of William and Agnes (Johnson) White. He is a native of North Carolina and she of Tennessee.
Four children are the result of this happy union, viz., William C, born January 31, 1863; Anna J., August 2, 1868; Mary Edith, February 19, 1871; and Charles Ed, June 23, 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Duncan are religiously connected with the Baptist Church.
The Doctor received his medical education in Louisville, Ky., but is mainly self-educated. On October 30, 1861, Dr. Duncan settled in Georgetown, where he follows his noble profession, he having practiced over two years in Kentucky and three years near Mason, Effingham County, Ill.,previous to his coming here. He does not shun his work, and is one of that kind of physicians who ride themselves.
Excerpt from "History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois 1884
Mary Ellen White Duncan (1841 - 1938)*
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