Duncans in Jones Co. IA


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

Last revised March 28, 2002

Formed 1837 from Wisconsin Territory


1840 Jones Co. IA Census (from Alice Duncan)
Pg.312  Sylvester Duncan      0000,1  -  0001

1850 Jones Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Jones Co. IA Census
Clay Twp.
Pg.502, #785-776, Andrew DUNCAN 36 SCT farmer $1600-$220
                  Marian 36 SCT
                  Archabel (f) 3, William 4/12 IA
Town of Anamosa
Pg.563, #44-49, James L. BROWN 62 NY farmer $1800-$150
                  Hannah E. 45 NY
                  George S. 20 NY farmer
                  Sarah A. 9 NY
                  Joseph CARLISLE 28 ENG laborer $250-$0
                  Wm. DUNCAN 27 MA (blank)
Greenfield Twp.
Pg.628, #503-521, James DUNCAN 47 SCT farmer $1360-525
                  Agnes 50 SCT
                  James 17 OH farmer
                  Peter 14 OH
                  Harriet WENTWORTH 10 IN
                  (MAD: 1850 Fairfield Co. OH census)

1870 Jones Co. IA Census
Greenfield (Twp), P.O. Highland Grove
Pg.76, #25-28, DUNCAN, James 58 SCT farmer $5000-$1600, parents of foreign birth
                  Agnes 60 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  William 33 SCT farmer, parents of foreign birth
                  Peter 23 OH at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 27 IL at home, parents of foreign birth
Rome Twp.
Pg.193, #174-179, DUNCAN, James 26 OH farm tenant $100-$300
                  Martha 21 OH keeping house
                  James 4, Charles 1 IA
                  (MAD: James Duncan mar. Martha L. Shumaker 3/29/1866)


"IA Cemetery and Grave Records, Jackson-Jones Counties" by WPA (FHL film 1,023,101; from Kathy Zehner 2/1993 with permission to share 7/2001)
      Jones Co.:
      Duncan, Agnes M., d. 3/3/1881 ae 76, Olin Cemetery
      Duncan, James, d. 9/11/1895 ae 85; Olin Cemetery

HISTORIES before 1923

1879 "The History of Jones County, Iowa : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the Northwest, history of Iowa, map of Jones County, constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, &c, &c." pub. by Western Historical Co. (FHL films 934,949 item 2 and 962,596)
      Pg.586: Greenfield Twp. JAMES DUNCAN, farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Viroqua; born Aug. 10, 1810, in Perthshire, SCT. In 1839 came to OH; in 1854 to Jones Co.; he owns 181 acres of land; married Agnes Marshall in 1837; she was born in Perthshire, SCT; have 4 children: William F., Lawrence, James and Peter. Is President of School Dist. #1; enlisted in 1861 in Co. H, 14th I.V.I.; was taken prisoner at the battle of Shiloh April 6, 1862; was discharged in February, 1863. W.F. and Lawrence served also in the late war. (MAD: see Fairfield Co. OH)

1889 "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County Pennsylvania" ed. by John M. Gresham, assisted in the compilation by Samuel T. Wiley, pub. by John M. Gresham & Co. (FHL film 1,000,555 item 2; book 78)
      Pg.430-3, Dunbar. ALEXANDER C. DUNCAN was born in Butler Co. PA Jan. 25, 1846. His maternal grandfather, Enos Graham, was a native of Scotland, came to America at the beginning of 18th century and settled in Butler Co. PA. His paternal grandfather, Samuel Duncan, was of Scotch descent, born in Allegheny Co. near Pittsburgh, and was married to Nancy Smith, a native also of Allegheny Co. PA. A.C. Duncan's father, Robert Duncan, was born in Butler Co. PA in 1813, and was a farmer. He married Miss Julia A. Graham, and had 9 children: William; Enos G., a resident of Greenfield [?Jones Co.], IA; Isaiah M., a farmer of Butler Co.; Beriah M., president of the board of county commissioners, of Butler Co.; Alexander C.; Pressly, a plasterer, and a resident of Mars, Butler Co.; Robert, a farmer of Butler Co.; Nancy, married to John W. McCaw, of Allegheny Co., and Julia A., mar. to John A. Wilson, a coal merchant of Allegheny City. Alexander C. is the 5th son of his parents; he was educated in the common schools of Butler Co. and with 4 of his brothers he served in the army during the Civil War. Enos G., Isaiah N., and Beriah, were volunteers in Co.G, 134th Reg. PA Volunteers, enlisting in 1862 and serving for 9 months; then they enlisted as veterans in Co.G, 4th PA Cavalry and served till the close of the war. William volunteered in the spring of 1864 in the 78th Reg. PA Vols., Alexander C. volunteered in the summer of 1864 in Co.B 193rd Reg. PA Volunteers ... After the war, returned home and lived with his parents till 1871. In 1871 he mar. Miss Mary C. Graham, dau. of William J. Graham, a native of Butler Co. PA. They had children: Clara E., a telegraph operator in the employ of the B. & O. R.R. Co. at Uniontown; Nancy E., and Allen Ward. His wife died Oct. 31, 1879, he mar. 2nd in June 1881 to Emma Stroud, dau. of William Stroud of Dunbar, two children: Alexander R. and Edna W. Alexander C. Duncan left the farm and engaged in mercantile business at Ogle, Butler Co., in 1875, until 1879, shortly after this he came to Dunbar ...


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