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JAMES D. DUNCAN, tobacco merchant, was born in 1845, in Montgomery County, Tenn. His parents were D. H. and Mary L. (Brake) Duncan, natives of Tennessee. The father was a tobacco merchant, a member of the Christian Church and of the Masonic order. The mother’s death occurred in December, 1873, at the age of fifty-four years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Duncan began business for himself at the age of twenty-five years. Previously he had been interested with his father; he has been a resident of this county since 1871; he bought 135,000 pounds of tobacco the past year; he has been moderately successful in business, and takes rank among the good citizens of the county. He owns two lots with a comfortable dwelling in Kirkmansville, and at present has an encouraging outlook. He was married in 1874 to Mrs. Susan E. Boyd, daughter of Edmond and Elizabeth (Mitchel) Boyd, of Christian County, Ky. Louis, Forrest, Florence and Mallie are their children. Mrs. Duncan was first married to Richard Boyd, of Christian County; his death occurred February 19, 1871. Wallace, Lulu and Henry were their children.