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Elizabeth Emma Duncan

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  • Name Elizabeth Emma Duncan 
    Born 8 Feb 1866  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 May 1866  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWCB-66D 
    Died 10 Apr 1950  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Apr 1950  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I6451  mytree
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2014 

    Father James Duncan,   b. 5 Feb 1828, Greenend, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1912, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Jennette Snedden,   b. 24 Apr 1830, Gartsherrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1914, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1850  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Murdoch Stewart,   b. 22 Sep 1851, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1932, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1883  St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emma Jennette Stewart,   b. 8 Nov 1884, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1919  (Age 34 years)
    +2. Neil Murdoch Stewart,   b. 10 Feb 1887, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1972, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Ruth Ellen Stewart,   b. 24 Aug 1889, Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1968, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Isaac Stewart,   b. 25 Sep 1892, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1938, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +5. Zina Stewart,   b. 8 Jul 1895, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1986, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +6. Violet Stewart,   b. 2 Jan 1898, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1967, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +7. Grace Stewart,   b. 28 Jul 1901, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1933, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +8. Blanche Stewart,   b. 17 Oct 1903, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1977, San Dimas, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     9. Golden D Stewart,   b. 7 Mar 1906, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1974  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F3115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Feb 1866 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 8 May 1866 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1883 - St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1950 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Apr 1950 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Duncan, Elizabeth E b1866
    Duncan, Elizabeth E b1866
    Stewart, James M b1866 - Duncan, Mary J b1854 - Duncan, Elizabeth E b1866
    Stewart, James M b1866 - Duncan, Mary J b1854 - Duncan, Elizabeth E b1866

  • Notes 
    • Written by: Ada Stott Stewart (a daughter in-law)

      Elizabeth is the daughter of James and Janet Snedden Duncan. Her parents were both born in Scotland and came to Utah in the summer of 1851. They settled first at Sessions, Utah later named Bountiful. Then they moved south and settled in Fillmore, Utah. Their first two children, Mary Janet and James, were born there.

      In the year 1857 they moved to Meadow, Utah. They were the first family to move to Meadow which was a creek of water with wild grassy hay growing along its banks. They were the parents of nine children, Elizabeth being the sixth child. She was born at Meadow, February 8, 1866 in a blue adobe house which stood on the lot where Isaac, a son of Elizabeth built a nice modern home in 1928.

      When she was eighteen years of age Elizabeth was married to James M. Stewart on December 21, 1883. Nine children were born to them. She married in polygamy. Her older sister, Mary Janet, was the first wife.

      For several years after her husband’s return from his mission the government was trying to put a stop to the practice of polygamy and the United States Marshals were constantly after those who were involved in this practice. The marshals were very bad and Elizabeth was running from one place to another in hiding until after her fourth child was born in 1892.

      After this was over she took a course in obstetrics and nursing. She did this work for forty-four years and during this time she brought and helped to bring hundreds of babies into the world. The closest doctor was seven miles away and very busy. Doctors weren’t called for such ordinary things as childbirth but were reserved for real emergencies. Children were brought into the world by midwives—friendly neighbor women. Regardless of relationship they were always called “aunt” by everyone in town. Elizabeth was lovingly known to everyone as "Aunt Bee'. Usually she lived in with the family and stayed as long as she was needed. Cooking the family meals and caring for the mother and child. Whatever pay was offered was acceptable. Usually it was in more practical goods than money: Meat, fresh from the killing, a weaner calf, a milk cow, several loads of hay, or flour fresh from the grist mill. Sometimes payment stretched out over several years but love and appreciation lasted a lifetime. She also went out a great deal nursing the sick in the town.

      Elizabeth Emma Stewart died 10 April 1950 at eighty-four years of age.

      (Most of this history was written when she was sixty-nine years old, it is February 1963 now. Six of her nine children are still living). She has been a mother in every deed to all of them and they all love and respect her.

      (Note added by Granddaughter, Gloria Stewart Martin, )
      Some parts in this history was left out because it was included in the history that was previously submitted.

      After the Emancipation Proclamation the polygamists were not allowed to continue to live with more than one wife. A new Red Rock Home was built for Elizabeth across the street from the school and Mary stayed in the family home. James split his time between his two wives. My Mother and Dad, Rose and Isaac, lived with Grandma Bee the first year of their marriage. My Mother told me that when Grandpa's time came to go stay with Mary that Elizabeth would pack his bag and say "Jim, It's time for you to go to Mary's". Sometimes he wasn't very happy to have to keep moving back and forth.






      ELIZABETH EMMA DUNCAN STEWART

      A sketch of my life and a few things I have done. Elizabeth Emma Duncan Stewart born February 8, 1866 at Meadow, Millard County, daughter of James and Jenet Sneden Duncan. James Duncan born February 5, 1828 Gren End, Scotland. Jenet Snedden born April 21, 1830 Gargell, Scotland.

      I had nine brothers and sisters: Mary, Jane, David, John, Christeena, Adam, George and Richard. I lived in Meadow all my life, was married to James M. Stewart December 21, 1885. We had nine children, three boys and six girls: Emma Jennet, Neil Murdock, Ruth Ellen, Isaac, Zina, Violet, Grace, Blanche and Golden. I helped finance six missionaries.

      Was president of the Relief Society eight years. Was president of the Primary. Was a nurse and midwife forty-five years. Brought hundreds of babies into this world and nursed many. Worked hard, we had a family of twenty-one for years. We used to do most of our clothes for our first children. Did all the washing and ironing, all the bread and butter, in fact everything we ate.

      Elizabeth with some of her girlfriends would get up at daylight in the morning and go to the fields and glean grain along the ditch banks and in other places where the grain was left. They would sell this grain and buy their winter clothes. She and her sister Mary would spend much of their time in the summer drying all kinds of fruit. They would sell some of this fruit and buy clothes and other things they needed. Sometimes they would have drying bees and invite the neighbor women and then neighbors would have one and invite her. Sometimes they would serve picnics.
      Copied from a page written in Elizabeth’s handwriting.