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Captain John Hamilton Lewis/Louis Duncan
Born on the 18 April 1832 the son of Hamilton Louis Duncan and Margaret (Wiser) Duncan.
He joined the colours on the 23 May 1861.
Originally promoted to 3rd Sergeant, date unknown, and then promoted to Captain, 8 May 1862.
In January 1863 he was on detail to gather in conscripts and stragglers.
Discharged on the 10 August 1863 for disability, he was suffering from chronic diarrhea.
Elected Sheriff in Coffee Co, TN, for four years after the war.
Elected to the TN. Legislature in 1878.
Married Matilda Caroline Messick on the 5 October 1851 in Coffee Co, TN, born 12 May 1834, Coffee Co, TN, died 11 July 1885 in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO and probably buried in Tennessee Chapel Cemetery in Cedar Co, MO. Known children are: Hamilton "Hamp" Frances Marion, George Washington, John Lewis, Mary Louisa, Evaline, Laura Ann Eleanor, Calvin "Curlee", Martha Elizabeth Jane and Lena Myrtle Duncan. She was the daughter of George and Darcus A. (Guess) Messick.
Second wife was Lillie Saraphine Yott who he married on 26 February 1890 in Coffee Co, born in Vermont in 1855 died in 1920 in Valpariso, Porter, IN. They had three children: John Frederick, Harry Wilber and Lilla Irene Duncan.
He died in Manchester, Coffee Co, on 12 May 1902 and was buried at Goose Pond in the Adam Duncan Cemetery.