Green P. Duncan, deceased, was a native of Whitley County, Kentucky, born February 27, 1829, and was a son of Harvey B. Duncan. He was reared a farmer and followed that avocation during his life, being a very successful agriculturist. He came with his parents to Wayne County, Iowa, in 1841, and settled in Grand River Township, where he experienced all the hardships and privations of pioneer life. Wild animals roamed through the forests around them when the family first located here, and Indians were their principal neighbors. Princeton was their nearest milling and trading point, which place was twenty-four miles from their home. Our subject was married January 1, 1858, to Julia A. Gatliffe, a daughter of Charles Gatliffe, an early settler of Decatur County, Iowa, now deceased. Twelve children were born to this union of whom ten still survive-Mary E., Harvard B., Sarah A., Dickson L., Sophia A., John P., Nebraska J., Thomas J., Iva L. and Oliver L. Mr. Duncan was a hard-working and industrious farmer, and at his death, which occurred March 30, 1882, he left 800 acres of good land which he had acquired by his own efforts.
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