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Elizabeth Emma Duncan

Elizabeth Emma Duncan

Female 1866 - 1950  (84 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and 73 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Elizabeth Emma Duncan 
    Birth 8 Feb 1866  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 8 May 1866  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 19 Dec 1883  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 
    Death 10 Apr 1950  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 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 25 Feb 2024 

    Father James Duncan,   b. 5 Feb 1828, Greenend, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 28 Jul 1914, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Marriage 1850  St. Louis, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3391  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 locationd. 5 Jan 1932, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 8 Sep 1968, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    +4. Isaac "Ike" Stewart,   b. 25 Sep 1892, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 19 Jan 1974 (Age 67 years)
    Family ID F3150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 Feb 1866 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 8 May 1866 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 19 Dec 1883 - SGEOR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 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 MapsDeath - 10 Apr 1950 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 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 par e n t s were both born in Scotland and came to Utah in the summer of 185 1 . T he y settled first at Sessions, Utah later named Bountiful. Then th e y mo ve d south and settled in Fillmore, Utah. Their first two childre n , Mar y Jan et and James, were born there.

      In the year 1857 they moved to Meadow, Utah. They were the first fa m i l y to move to Meadow which was a creek of water with wild grassy ha y g ro wi ng along its banks. They were the parents of nine children, Eli zabe t h be ing the sixth Chil. She was born at Meadow, February 8, 18 6 6 i n a blu e adobe house which stood on the lot where Isaac, a son o f El izab eth buil t a nice modern home in 1928.

      When she was eighteen years of age Elizabeth was married to James M. S t e w art on December 21, 1883. Nine children were born to them. She mar r i e d in polygamy. Her older sister, Mary Janet, was the first wife.

      For several years after her husband’s return from his mission the gove r n m ent was trying to put a stop to the practice of polygamy and the Un it e d S tates Marshals were constantly after those who were involved i n th i s prac tice. The marshals were very bad and Elizabeth was runnin g fro m o ne plac e to another in hiding until after her fourth Child wa s bor n in 1892.

      After this was over she took a course in obstetrics and nursing. S h e d i d this work for forty-four years and during this time she brough t a nd h el ped to bring hundreds of babies into the world. The closest d octo r wa s se ven miles away and very busy. Doctors weren’t called for s uch o rdin ary t hings as Childbirth but were reserved for real emergenci es. Ch ildr en wer e brought into the world by midwives—friendly neighbo r women . Reg ardles s of relationship they were always called “aunt” b y everyon e in to wn. El izabeth was lovingly known to everyone as "Aun t Bee'. Usua lly sh e live d in with the family and stayed as long as sh e was needed . Cookin g the f amily meals and caring for the mother and C hild. Whateve r pay wa s offere d was acceptable. Usually it was in mor e practical good s than m oney: Me at, fresh from the killing, a weaner c alf, a milk cow , severa l loads of h ay, or flour fresh from the grist m ill. Sometimes p ayment s tretched ou t over several years but love and a ppreciation laste d a lifet ime. She als o went out a great deal nursin g the sick in the to wn.

      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 ol d , i t i s February 1963 now. Six of her nine children are still living ) . Sh e ha s been a mother in every deed to all of them and they all lo v e and r espec t her.

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

      After the Emancipation Proclamation the polygamists were not allow e d t o c ontinue to live with more than one wife. A new Red Rock Home w a s bui lt f or Elizabeth across the street from the school and Mary stay e d in th e fam ily home. James split his time between his two wives. M y Mo ther a nd Dad, Rose and Isaac, lived with Grandma Bee the first yea r of t heir m arriage. My Mother told me that when Grandpa's time came t o go sta y wit h Mary t hat Elizabeth would pack his bag and say "Jim, It 's time f or y ou to g o to Mary's". Sometimes he wasn't very happy to ha ve to kee p movi ng bac k and forth.






      ELIZABETH EMMA DUNCAN STEWART

      A sketch of my life and a few things I have done. Elizabeth Emma Du n c a n Stewart born February 8, 1866 at Meadow, Millard County, daught e r o f Ja mes and Jenet Sneden Duncan. James Duncan born February 5, 18 2 8 Gre n End, Scotland. Jenet Snedden born April 21, 1830 Gargell, Scotl an d.

      I had nine brothers and sisters: Mary, Jane, David, John, Christeen a , A d am, George and Richard. I lived in Meadow all my life, was marri e d t o Ja mes M. Stewart December 21, 1885. We had nine children, thre e bo y s and s ix girls: Emma Jennet, Neil Murdock, Ruth Ellen, Isaac, Zi na, V i olet, Gr ace, Blanche and Golden. I helped finance six missionari es.

      Was president of the Relief Society eight years. Was president of t h e P r imary. Was a nurse and midwife forty-five years. Brought hundre d s o f ba bies into this world and nursed many. Worked hard, we had a fa mi l y of tw enty-one for years. We used to do most of our clothes for ou r f i rst chil dren. Did all the washing and ironing, all the bread and b utte r, in fac t everything we ate.

      Elizabeth with some of her girlfriends would get up at daylight in t h e m o rning and go to the fields and glean grain along the ditch bank s an d i n o ther places where the grain was left. They would sell this g rai n an d bu y their winter clothes. She and her sister Mary would spen d muc h o f thei r time in the summer drying all kinds of fruit. They wou ld sel l s ome o f this fruit and buy clothes and other things they neede d. Some tim es the y would have drying bees and invite the neighbor wome n and the n ne ighbor s would have one and invite her. Sometimes they wou ld serve p icni cs.
      Copied from a page written in Elizabe t h’s handwritin g .