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Title: Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!
Posted by: Jewel Brown
Date: 04 December 2008

Today I received a copy of a biography for Duncan Livingstone. B. January 22, 1850 at Clinton Furnace, Vernon Township, Scioto County, Ohio.  His father's name was Angus Livingtone a native of Barr, Morvern, Argyleshire, Scotland, and was born January 16,1808.  His mother was also a Livingstone by birth and her name was Margaret.  She was born at Fort William, Invernesshire, December 15, 1807.  They were married in New York City September 5, 1849.  Mr Livingstone's ancestors originally came from Achnacremore in Benderloch and settled at Savory in the parish of Morvern the year 1600.  His ancestors on both sides were staunch Jacobites and took an active part in the romantic rising of 1745 for Bonnie Prince Charlie famed in history, poetry and song.  The Livingstones were a sept of the clan Stewart of Apin and quit a number of them were killed in the battle of Colloden.
  Angus Livingstone came to the United States in 1842, and his wife Margaret Livingstone in 1848.  they were engaged to be married long before they came to this country.  Angus Livingstone on landing at New York City went to his Uncle, John Livingstone, residing near Waterville, Oneida County New York. From there he went to Cleveland where he sent for his mother and two brothers, John and Duncan.  From Cleveland the whole party went to Junior Furnace where they located in 1845. The men went to working at the Furnace.  Angus Livingstone had been a furnaceman in Scotland, having worked seven years at the Gartsherrie Ironworks, Lanarkshire.  the brothers went from Junior to Ohio Furnace. From there they went to Olive, where Angus was located when married. the whole party afterwards went to Clinton Furnace in 1849.  They remained at Clinton until March 1853, when they located on Dogwood Ridge on a farm where they afterwards resided. Our subject obtained his education in the schools of Wheelersburg from 1855 until 1868.  From 1868 to 1871 he was a farmer.  He came to Portsmouth, July 31,1871 and entered as a law student with the late Martin Crain. On October 1, 1971 he changed his preceptor from Martin Crain to Nelson W. Evans at the request of the latter, and with the consent of his first preceptor. He was admitted to the bar, December 2, 1873, by the Supreme Court of Ohio. He remained with his preceptor, practicing law till June 1, 1876; then he practised alone till 1885, when he returned to Nelson W. Evans' office where he has been since. He was City Solicitor of Portsmouth ,Ohio form 1875to 1877, elected by the Democrats and has never held any other public office.  He was a Democrat until 1885 when he became a Republican.  In the summer of 1899, he visited the land of his forefathers, remaining there about three months; and while abroad, also visited Ireland.  On the maternal line direct, he is a greatgrand nephew of Ewan MacLachlan,the celebrated Gaelic poet and scholar.
  Though born and raised in a non-Gaelic speaking community, he is master of that language, can speak and read it as fluently as he can the English and takes a great delight in the language and literature of the mountain tongue.  He is one of the first lawyers at the Portsmouth bar, and his advice and counsel in law matters are regarded as the best.  He was never married. He has a wonderful faculty of making friends wherever he is known and does it without effort on his part.

Well there you have it, There is also a very nice picture of Duncan along with this article which was taken from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center 1903.  I hope  this article might be of help to anyone researching these Livingstone families and share it with everyone else, It is a pleasure to be able to find  such helpful information and even better when you can share it with people.  Hope to hear from anyone who has any questions.  

Regards, Jewel

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Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!04 December 2008Jewel Brown
   Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!05 December 2008Jewel Brown
      Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!05 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!05 December 2008Bachuil
            Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!05 December 2008Jewel Brown
               Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!06 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                  Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!06 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                     Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!06 December 2008Kyle MacLea
      Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!09 December 2008Donald ( Livingstone) Clink
         Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!10 December 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone
            Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!10 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               Biography of Duncan Livingstone born Ohio 1850 !!!10 December 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone

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