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There are several "John Duncan's" in Southwest Virginia during the period of Indian Hostilities. See Disambiguation:John Duncan of Southwest Virginia for clarification. This article is about the John Duncan who settled at Dungannon, and was KBI'd in late September 1774, at Moore's Fort. He is not to be confused with Person:John Dunkin (2) or served at Glade Hollow Fort about this same time, or with Person:John Duncan (33), who is denoted as "John Duncan Jr", on the roster of Moore's Fort.
John Duncan, and family, and his brother Raleigh came from Culpepper County, VA about 1773, settling near Hunters Ford on the Clinch River. His wife is identified as Rachaell in land records in Culpepper County. Most genealogies, probably derivative from Source:Roy, 1959 identify her last name as "Warren" but it is not clear what this is based on. The DOB of his eldest child is c1759, implying a DOM for this couple of 1758, when he would have been about 28 years of age. John appears on the militia roster of Moore's Fort in early 1774. Correspondance between Maj. Arthur Campbell to Col. William Preston, dated Oct. 1, 1774 shows that he was killed during an Indian attack on Moore's Fort, on the 29th of September. According to an article by Emory Hamilton, he and three others went out about dusk to check on a pigeon trap, when they were attacked by Indians. Duncan was killed and scalped, but the other men, whose name is not known, made it back to the fort.