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14. Elizabeth HOLTZCLAW45 was born about 1738.17 She died on 17 October 1818 at the age of 80 in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Married John Duncan, Jr. of Fauquier County. John was in the Fauquier Co militia in 1761 in the French & Indian War. The family moved to Kentucky.

In 1762, John Duncan and Elizabeth his wife deeded land that had been left to Elizabeth by her father, John Holtzclaw.
June 24, 1762, John Duncan and wife Elizabeth (X) of Hamilton Parish to Samuel Porter of same, L100 current money, 150 acres whereon the said Samuel Porter now lives, bounded…part of tract of land purchased by John Holtzclaw dec’d from Will Bufoelt? [Buford] by the said John Holtzclaw “the above hundred & fifty acres was in his last Will & Testament given to his Daughter Elizabeth now wife of the said John Duncan and party to these presents”. Acknowledged in court on May 24, 1762 [Fauquier Co., VA Deed Bk. 1, p. 329].

I have an autosomal DNA match to Elizabeth's family on AncestryDNA. The posted family tree has what appears to have some errors, but perhaps is correct. He also shows that John Duncan might have been the son of John Duncan and Dinah Bradford who was a granddaughter of John Marr. This would be a second match if true.

Elizabeth HOLTZCLAW and John DUNCAN were married. John DUNCAN was born circa 1740. He died in December 1793 at the age of 53 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

John Duncan will, 4 April 1788: Son John 10 shiliings sterling; son-in-law Benjamin Grigsby 5 shillings sterling; son Willis when he arrives to the age of 20 years; all estae, real and personal, to be sold and equally divided “amongst my six children… and my beloved wife Wilkey Duncan”, Moses, Elias, Enoch, Williss, Milley, Lucinda Duncan. Exors: son Mosses Duncan and Charles Duncan. Signed: John Duncan (X); witness: Charles Duncan (X), Cossom Day, Margett Williams (X) [Fauquier Co. Will Bk. 2, pgs. 312-313].
Proved Dec. 23, 1793 by oath of Cossom Day and Charles Duncan. Moses Duncan, with John Blackwell Sen., his security, under bond $6,000, granted certificate to obtain probate. Wilky Duncan, the widow, refused to take anything but on third. [Fauquier Co. Will Bk. 3, Pgs. 230-231].

A number of online trees have mistakenly combined this John Duncan with a John Duncan, born 1648 in Scotland, who left a will probated 22 Feb 1725/6 in Westmoreland Co, VA. They are most certainly not the same men. This John Duncan from Scotland was dead before Elizabeth Holtzclaw was even born.

Elizabeth HOLTZCLAW and John DUNCAN had the following children: