Duncans in Boone Co. AR


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised February 16, 2011

Formed 1869 from Carrol, Madison


1870 Boone Co. AR Census (also from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Bear Creek Twp.
Pg.399, #17-17, DUNCAN, J.W. (m) 45 TN farmer $1200-$300
                  Eliza 41 TN keeping house
                  Joel C. 9, Robt. E. 8, Saml. P. (m) 3 TN
                  (MAD: John W. Duncan, 1880 Collin Co. TX census)
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.443, #143-141, DUNCAN, W.R. (m) 37 AL farmer $0-$0
                  Katherine 31 AL house keeper
                  Jno. M. 12, Rhoda J. 10 AL
                  Jas. L. 9, Robt. E. 4 AL
                  CRAWFORD, Wm. 20 AL farmer $0-$100 mar. in Jan.
                  Mary E. 15 MS house keeper mar. in Jan.
                  DUNCAN, David W. 15 AL
                  (MAD: William R. Duncan b.1832 d.1904 Clay Co. TX; one William Duncan mar. Catharine Shelton 9/1/1853, on 1850 Jackson Co. AL census, 1880 Cooke Co. TX census)
Prairie Twp.
Pg.471, #185-183, DUNCAN, Jas. 54 TN farmer $0-$100
                  Frances 51 TN house keeper
                  Elizabh. L. 18 AR
                  Jas. 10 MO
                  (MAD: 1860 ?? Newton Co. MO census)
Pg.471, #187-185, DUNCAN, J.K.P. (m) 21 MO farmer $0-$0
                  Adaline 24 NC house keeper
                  Geo. M. 8/12 AR b. Nov

1880 Boone Co. AR Census (from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Pg.519A, #8-8, Malinda M. JACKSON 68 KY VA TN (widow) keeping house
Pg.519A, #8-9, Nancy E. DUNCAN 20 KY KY KY niece boarding
                  Jessie (f) 3 AR MO KY dau.

1910 Boone Co. AR Census (from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Pg.?, #48-49, Charles DUNCAN 39 IL TN IL 2nd mar, 2 yrs
                  Kate G. 21 AR KY GA wife 1st mar, 2 yr, 0 ch, 0 liv

HISTORIES before 1923

1894 "A Reminiscent history of the Ozark region (AR & MO): comprising a brief descriptive history of each county and numerous biographical sketches of prominent citizens of each county" by Goodspeed (FHL book 973 D3oz and films 1,000,278 item 3 and 973,030 item 1; from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983)
      Pg.647: [Boone Co. AR] J.A. Weatherly, dealer in fine groceries at Harrison, AR, b. in Maury Co. TN, Jan. 27, 1844, the third of nine children born to Samuel M. and Eliza J. (Duncan) Weatherly, the former of who was a native of VA, an early pioneer of TN from which state he moved to IL about 1853 and settled in Union Co., then to Jackson Co., d. ca 1880. Served as Lt. during the Civil War in 109th IL Vol. Inf.; wounded at Vicksburg. His wife a native of TN, she died shortly after her husband. Baptist.

"The Province and the States : Biography : A History of the Province of Louisiana Under France and Spain, and of the Territories and States of the United States Formed Therefrom" in Seven Volumes, Vol.VII, edited by Weston Arthur Goodspeed, pub. Madison, Wis., The Western Historical Association, 1904 (Google Books 2/12/2011)
      Pg.246-248: William Mark Duncan, one of the progressive business men of Eureka Springs, Ark., was born at Gettysburg, Pa., July 14, 1865, and is of Scotch-Irish extraction. His paternal ancestors came from Scotland about the middle of the eighteenth century, and some of the family have participated in every war in which the United States has ever been engaged. His father, William A. Duncan was born in Adams county, Pa., February 2, 1836. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall college in 1857, and in 1860 was admitted to the bar. After serving as district attorney and in the Pennsylvania state senate, he was elected to congress in 1882 and re-elected in 1884. He did not live to complete his second term, his death occurring on November 14, 1884. He was a lawyer of fine ability and as a congressman would have made an enviable record had he lived. In 1863 he was married to Miss Catherine Schmucker, the daughter of Rev. Samuel S. Schmucker, founder and president until his death, of the Theological seminary at Gettysburg. To this marriage were born four sons, of whom the second is the subject of this sketch. William M. Duncan was educated in the private schools of Gettysburg, and in 1883 graduated from Pennsylvania college, in his native city, the youngest man in his class. From the time he left college he was his father's private secretary in congress, and after the death of his father became the private secretary of his successor. He remained in this position until 1887, when he resigned and came to Harrison, Ark., where he organized the Bank of Harrison. He conducted this bank for about two years, then disposed of his interests, came to Eureka Springs and bought a controlling interest in the Citizens' Bank, of which he is now the president. This bank is capitalized at twenty-five thousand dollars, has a surplus of more than ten thousand dollars, and deposits amounting to over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. In 1889, Mr. Duncan consolidated all the different electric companies into the Citizens' Electric Company, which now controls and operates all the light and power interests of Eureka Springs. He is also president of the Syndicate Company which controls most of the centrally located property of the city, as well as large plantation holdings, timber and mining lands. It has made some of the largest deals in mining property in the zinc and lead fields of Northwestern Arkansas, among them the Red Cloud and McIntosh mines. The company now has under construction a large six story hotel building which will be the finest at the Springs when it is completed. Quite a number of the most progressive business interests in (Eureka Springs are due to the enterprising spirit of Mr. Duncan. He is a member and president of the Commercial club and is identified with almost every movement having for its object the betterment of the business and social conditions of the city. As he is now but little past thirty-five years of age he is just approaching that period in life where a man does his best work and it is quite probable that the field of his operations will be enlarged before he passes his fiftieth milestone on life's highway. (MAD: Harrison, Boone Co. AR; Eureka Springs, Carroll Co. AR)


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