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Sarah Jane "Jennie" Mumper Duncan
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1860
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1947
Sheridan County
Wyoming, USA

John MUMPER 1829 1896
Sarah Jane GARDNER 1829 1915

Perry Alexander DUNCAN 1861 1941 (M. 02-03-1889)

Mother of:
Vere Alexander DUNCAN 1889 1973
Jesse Carson DUNCAN 1891 1960
Lizzie Anna Zenia DUNCAN 1893 1907
Robert Morris DUNCAN 1896 1901
Simon Jayne Houston DUNCAN 1901
David Iris DUNCAN 1903 1950

BIOGRAPHY: Sarah Jane Mumper was the fourth of eight children born to John and Sarah Jane (Gardner) Mumper. According to Bible records handed down in her family, Sarah was born 29 November 1860. She was probably born in Franklin Township, York County, PA, where her family was recorded in the US census that year.

As a small child Sarah Jane did a lot of traveling because her parents moved around a great deal. When she was seven they started what was to be a second move west. According to painstakingly kept family Bible records, this move included short stays in Baden, in Beaver County, PA, where her sister Lillie died 24 March 1867; in Broadwell, Logan County, IL, where her sister Anna Terry was born 14 January 1868 at the Sign of the Lion, a local inn; and in Bolivar, Polk County, MO, where her sister Elizabeth Matilda was born 2 March 1872 and brother Michael died 17 February 1876. According to her brother Abraham Lincoln Mumper's obituary, they also lived in Texas for a year in the late 1870s; in 1880 the family was enumerated in the census in Lincoln, NE. It was not until 1881 that Sarah Jane's family eventually settled in Greeley, Weld County, CO. On 3 February 1889 Sarah Jane married Perry Alexander Duncan, who was born 23 August 1861, in Denver, CO, the son of Simon and Mary Ann (Houston) Duncan. Perry was a rancher and Sarah a dressmaker.

Possibly because her family was in danger of losing its roots out in Wyoming, Sarah Jane tried to piece together the memories of her elders about her great, great grandfather Michael (1) Mumper. She remembered hearing that he had been an indentured servant, and believed he had come to Pennsylvania with money sewn into the lining of his jacket. If this is true, it may explain how Michael got his start in acquiring large tracts of land in Dillsburg and becoming the wealthiest man in his township.

Family links: 
  Perry Alexander Duncan (1861 - 1941)*
  Jesse C Duncan (1892 - 1962)*
  Lazena Duncan (1893 - 1907)*
  S.J. Houston Duncan (1901 - 1985)*
  David Iris Duncan (1903 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Big Horn
Sheridan County
Wyoming, USA
Created by: Row Walker
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44096586
Sarah Jane Jennie <i>Mumper</i> Duncan
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Sarah Jane Jennie <i>Mumper</i> Duncan
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Sarah Jane Jennie <i>Mumper</i> Duncan
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- Jupiter
 Added: Nov. 25, 2012
Honoring and interlinking the Mumper Family at FindAGrave. Rest in peace, Jennie.
- Row Walker
 Added: Nov. 8, 2009

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