I have participated as a Duncan descendant in the Clan Donnachaidh Surname Project hosted at FAmily Tree DNA since October of last year. The major surnames of Clan Donnachaidh are Duncan, Robertson, and Reid. "The clan's first recognized chief was Donnachadh Reamhair, or Stout Duncan, who led the clan in support of Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence which culminated in the famous victory over Edward II's army at Bannockburn on June 24, 1314."
In regard to my Duncan DNA test results, thus far, there are five of us who have exact matches--25 out of 25 markers--four of us have the Duncan ancestor and one has the Ashley ancestor. That's real good, believe me.
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My interest in genealogy is to trace my known Duncan ancestors from Carter County and Greenup counties, back to Fauquier Virginia and other parts of Virginia, on to their port of entry into this country, and finally to Scotland.
My Duncan ancestors migrated from Fauquier County Virgina to Eastern Kentucky and settled in Carter and Greenup counties as early as 1810.
My 3-greatgrandfather Joseph Duncan served in the Revolutionary War in Virgina, and in about 1806 migrated first to Scioto County Ohio and then came across the river to Greenup. In 1842 he was residing in Carter County at the home of his son Marshall Duncan.
My ancestors descending from Joseph Duncan:
Leroy Duncan, Agnes Williams (Carter County)
Lawson Wheatley Duncan, Mary Frances Cannifax (Carter County) Lawson Wheatley is buried at the Kehoe Church cemetery, Greenup County. He died at the home of Minnie Cooper Duncan and his son "Ted" Duncan at Kehoe, Greenup County Kentucky.
Jefferson Morgan Duncan, (Carter County) Emily Jane Dixon Smith
Amanda Minnie Duncan (Greenup County) (my mother)
My mother Minnie Duncan was born on Three Prong, close to Kehoe.
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