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Andre MostertJuly 3, 2017

My mother, Father and my 9 year old sister were baptized into the LDS Church just before World War II began. For years we thought they were the only members. When I checked on this new addition to Family Search last week, I was surprised to find the names of three men who served missions from Mount Pleasant, Utah who the app showed me were my first cousins, 11 times removed. My mother's mother was a Duncan. Her Duncan ancestors had come from Scotland, via Northern Ireland to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. The widow Elizabeth Alexander Duncan had moved with her son John Duncan, he preferred to spell the name Dunkin, to southwest Virginia before the Revolutionary War. She had two daughters from which my line and the line of these 3 early Utah Mormon missionaries sprang. We never knew we had Mormon pioneers. Thank you Family Search.



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