Edna Duncan Pedrick told most of the family stories that follow. Data is
from family records.
The original Highland Duncans spelled the name the Gaelic way:
They were descendants of the ancient Celts who arrived in Scotland
before written history--- and perhaps acquired a little Viking blood
with the passage of time! The Duncans had a common ancestor with the
Robertsons: Fat Duncan, Earl of Atholl, about 600 BP.
|Later, when the Duncan Clan was
depleted by warring, the Duncan
Clan joined the powerful Robertson
Clan to protect themselves. As a
sub=clan, Duncans have the right
to wear the Robertson tartans and
do so to honor their benefactors.
However, Duncans who hail from the
Highlands may also wear the
ancient blue Duncan tartans.
| Mark Patterson Duncan
came to America by
sailing ship about 1813 when
times were bad in Scotland.
He first went to Illinois where
he met a comely young Irish
lass who charmed him:
|They were married and soon moved to Montgomery County,Tennessee,
they lived out their lives. They had fourteen children.
Their seven daughters' names all begin with "M" !
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