James T. Duncan is a native Kentuckian, born in Logan County, October 5, 1852, his father, James G. Duncan, being also born and reared there, the former event taking place September 6, 1822. The father was a farmer and tanner by occupation, and in 1852 removed to the State of Arkansas, and settled near Hamburg, in Ashley County, where he was engaged in farming for about seven years. He then opened up a farm on Bayou Bartholomew, in Drew County, which he continued to till until his death, in 1872, he was remarkably successful in his business transactions, and upon his demise left left his family well provided for. He was Master Mason, and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for many years, having united with the church early in life. His wife, whose maiden name was Sarah F. Tucker, was born in the Old Dominion, in 1834, but was reared and educated in Kentucky, her parents, Robert and Martha Tucker, having removed to that State in 1849. She was married in Ashley County, in 1851, but is now residing on the old homestead in Drew County. Her union with Mr. Duncan resulted in the birth of four sons and four daughters, James T. and his sister, Susan M. (wife of Thomas R. Henry, a farmer, of Drew Coounty), being the only ones now living. James T. Duncan was reared in Drew County, receiving a common school education there also, and at the age of twenty-one years began life for himself as a farmer, and has continued this occupation until the present time. His estate comprises 500 acres of fine land on Bayou Bartholomew, of which ninety acres are under cultivation, devoted to rasing crops of cotton and corn. Besides this he wons a half interest in a steam grist mill and cotton gin, and is engaged in selling merchandise near his farm, at Bombay, the stock of goods being valued at $2,500 and the firm is known as Henry&Duncan. Mr. Duncan has always been a law abiding citizen, and is affable and agreeable in his intercourse with his fellow men. He belongs to the K. of H., and although a Democrat, takes little interest in politics. September 3, 1873, his marriage to Miss Willela Duncan took place iin Drew County. To the subject of this sketch and his wife a family of seven children has been born: Thomas Edward, Teresa May, and Sarah A. being the only ones living. The deceased are: William T., Ida, Susan E. and Daniel G. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and he is secretary of his church and is superintendent of the Sunday School.

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