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    MICHEL DUNCAN, Justice of the Peace; P.O. Fletcher; was born April 8, 1822, near the St. John River, New Brunswick, a few miles from Fredericton. Mr. Duncan is a son of John Duncan, whose name will be seen under the sketch of T. P. Duncan in some part of this volume. Michael is one of twelve brothers and sister, of whom seven are now living, of which he is the oldest; he was raised to agricultural pursuits and obtained a medium education; his farm duties were continued until 1840, at which time he engaged in saw-milling; ten years later, he commenced to clear a farm of 40 acres in Brown Township; this work was continued until 1852, when he engaged in general merchandising in Fletcher, Miami Co.; this was continued until four years age; during this time his attention was directed to the buying and handling of grain. Mr. Duncan, since 1876, has been called upon by his friends to fill many of the public offices in his township. The marriage of Mr. Duncan and Lydia C. Howland was celebrated Dec. 25, 1845; Lydia was born in Warren Co., Ohio, Feb. 4, 1825; the children of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are Caroline H., now Mrs. John Robbins; John, and Hannah J., now Mrs. William W. Hobart. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have for over one and a half score of years been consistent members of the Baptist Church. The father and mother of Mrs. Duncan were both natives of New Jersey; they emigrated to Ohio soon after the war of 1812, locating in Warren Co.; afterward came to Brown Township, Miami Co., where they both passed away, Mrs. Howland Jan. 20, 1860, in the 56th year of her age; Mr. Howland May 3, 1873, in his 76th year.

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