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Title: Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 06 December 2008

Thanks to the team effort of Jewel Brown and Roberta Livingstone the mystery I have been trying solve regarding 19th century Livingstone Historian Duncan Livingstone of Ohio has been solved. In the process not only do have detailed information on Duncan Livingstone and his kin, but also interestng details from first person accounts of Donald Livingstone of Morven. Among them that his brother Angus Livingston was killed at Culloden while attempting to help a wounded friend and that he had another brother who lived at Savary, Morven named Ewen whose kin settled in Ohio, USA in the 1840's. And much more.

David Livingstone to his credit, a while back, located an article from the Celtic Monthly Volume IV 1896 written by a Duncan Livingstone which he recently brought to my attention. I was soon to discover a treasure I had overlooked.The wealth of information some of it from two neices of the famous Donald Livingstone who has heard stories of his adventures related to the Battle of Culloden in their youth back in Morven, Scotland. Naturally I wanted to know more about this Duncan Livingstone of Ohio and who were these Neices of Donald Livingstone and where had they settled in America. 

Jewel and Roberta read about my latest quest for knowledge and away they went. Soon Jewel had located a death certificate stating that an Ohio lawyer Duncan Livingston had died March 23 1910. Was this our man. I had a wild hunch that Duncan was well educated from the quality of his writing and assumed he was either a retired teacher or lawyer in 1896. 

Then Jewel went one step better finding in the 1850 Ohio Census a infant Duncan Livingstone age 1 son of Angus Livingstone and his wife Margaret living in Scioto County which is in southern Ohio. Still it was long shot until I came up with information from the 1880 Ohio Census which confirmed that in fact the Duncan Livingston in the 1850 census was by 1880 a 29 year old single Lawyer living at Portsmouth in Scioto County. 

In 1850 in Scioto County there was a large family group living together with young Duncan and his parents. This included John age 37, Archart age 30, and Duncan age 28 who I believe were Uncles of our young Duncan the future lawyer and Livingstone historian. With this family group was a William Burke 72 and his son Hugh. Now interestingly enough in the 1896 article Duncan Livingstone had indicated that much of what he knew about the famous Donald Livingstone of Savary, Movern he had learned from two elderly nieces of Donald Livingstone, the daughters of his brother Ewen also known as Hugh Livingston.

The pieces gradually came together regarding this Burke family of Morven later of Ohio. Roberta found that sure enough there was and 1824 baptismal entry for a Hugh Burke son of William Burke and Sarah Livingtone in the Morven Parish Records. Jewel found that while for some reason Sarah Livingtone Burke wife of William Burke was not censused with William and Hugh Burke in the 1850 census she subsequently found William Burke and a Sarah Livingstone Burke listed in the 1860 Ohio Census in Milton Township, Jackson County. No doubt we had found the lady who was one of sources of Duncan's first hand accounts of Donald Livingston's exploits and a neice of Donald.

The final icing on the cake so to speak was a message from Jewel that included a amazingly detailed biography of our 19th century Livingstone Duncan Livingstone of Ohio. We learned that Duncan Livingstone was born on January 22, 185O in Clinton Furnace, Vernon Township, Scioto County,OHIO. His father was Angus Livingstone of Barr, Morvern, Scotland and his mother Margaret Livingstone of Fort William, Invernessshire. They came to New York State in the 1840's and by 1845 they had settled in Vernon Township, Scioto County, Ohio. 

I found it especially interesting that the author of the Ohio biography states that ancestors of Angus and his son Duncan were originally from Achnacremore,Benderloch and their ancestors had settled in the Parish of Morvern in the year 1600.

In the 1870's Duncan trained to be a lawyer in later years became the City Solictor of Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. In 1899 he visited Scotland for three months and no doubt his stated ability to speak gaelic was appreciated by his kin back in Scotland. And of course in 1896 he wrote and article on Appin Regiment and Donald Livingstone at Culloden for the Celtic Monthly. 

Regarding any future efforts to locate decendants of Duncan, he never married, but he had brothers and sisters and as he  indicated in the Celtic Monthly article of 1896 there were a number of descendants of  Donald Livingstone's brother in the 1890's. Perhaps someday our paths will meet on the forum and maybe we will hear from a long lost descendant of the legendary Morvern hero Donald Livingstone. 

Thanks again David,Jewel and Roberta for helping to give Duncan Livingstone the honour and respect he deserves as an early Livingstone family historian. 

regards, 

Donald

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Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Roberta Ann Livingstone
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered09 December 2008Donald ( Livingstone) Clink
   Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Jewel Brown
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Kyle MacLea
         Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Jewel Brown
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Jill Richmond
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered09 December 2008Donald ( Livingstone) Clink
         Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered10 January 2009Jewel Brown
         Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered10 December 2008Jewel Brown
   Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Bachuil
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered06 December 2008Kyle MacLea
         Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered07 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered07 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Bachuil and Achnacree09 December 2008Bachuil
            Bachuil and Achnacree09 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Robert & Ann LIVINGSTONE, Savary Farm, 185103 July 2009Daryl Povey
            Robert & Ann LIVINGSTONE, Savary Farm, 185103 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Robert & Ann LIVINGSTONE, Savary Farm, 185104 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Robert & Ann LIVINGSTONE, Savary Farm, 185104 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Robert & Ann LIVINGSTONE, Savary Farm, 185104 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Robert & Ann LIVINGSTONE, Savary Farm, 185104 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Robert & Ann LIVINGSTONE, Savary Farm, 185105 July 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
            Robert & Ann LIVINGSTONE, Savary Farm, 185105 July 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
   Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered09 December 2008Jewel Brown
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered09 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered10 June 2009Lea Astrid Smits
            Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered10 June 2009Kyle MacLea
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered09 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered09 December 2008Jewel Brown
         Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered09 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered09 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered10 December 2008Kyle MacLea
            Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered10 December 2008Jewel Brown
               Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered11 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered12 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                  Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered12 December 2008Jewel Brown
                     Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered13 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                        Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered13 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                           Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered13 December 2008Jewel Brown
                              Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered13 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                 Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered13 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                 Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered14 December 2008Jewel Brown
                                    Duncan Livingstone of Ohio Rediscovered14 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   PDF Version of Biography Available21 January 2009Kyle MacLea

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