William Edward Duncan

William Edward Duncan

Lincoln County, Missouri, USA
Death 6 Nov 1893 (aged 57)
Texas, USA
Burial Glen Cove, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 58089834 View Source
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According to the 1905 Duncan Family Register, William Edward Duncan born 1836 in Lincoln County, Missouri, was the fifth child of the eleven children of Lewis Duncan and Harriet Kinnaird. William Edward Duncan accompanied his sister Sarah Catharine Duncan and her husband Richard Alexander Stone and their two daughters when the Stones relocated from Marion County, Missouri, to Waco, Texas, in 1857. He resided with the Stone family at their farm until he married a widow, "Mrs. ___ Jones (nee Bailey)." William Edward Duncan and his wife moved to Louisiana. There, in 1859, his wife died of cholera. He returned to Texas in late 1859 or in early 1860. In 1860, he enlisted in "Capt. Ross's company of State Rangers, who, for 6 or 8 months were kept busy protecting the frontier settlers and driving back the Comanche Indians."

In May 1861, soon after the Civil War commenced, William Edward Duncan enlisted with "Co. E. 4th Texas" and was sent to Virginia. His served until the close of the war, chiefly as a courier. He was wounded three times: "once at Chancellorsville, it was thought fatally; the ball having passed through his lungs."

After the war and without means, he tarried in Virginia for two years. During this time he married Susan Margaret Browning. One child was born to them in Virginia. William and Susan left Virginia for Missouri in 1867. Their second child was born in Missouri. In 1879, the family relocated from Missouri to Brown County, Texas. William bought land near Brownwood and served as county treasurer from 1881 to 1882. After five years in Brownwood, the family relocated to Coleman County, Texas. It was in Coleman County that William Edward Duncan died in 1893.


W. E. DUNCAN/BORN/April 14, 1836./DIED/Nov. 6, 1893.