Duncan research files of
1830-1850 Crawford Co. IL Census
No Duncan indexed
1860 Crawford Co. IL Census
Twp.6N Range 12, P.O. New Hebron, 7/13/1860
Pg.589, #1555, Andrew DUNCAN 52 TN farmer $1600 $600
Mary 51 TN
Mincina (f) 20, Robert 16 TN
John 13, Mary Adams 4 TN
(MAD: according to the IL Public Domain Land Sales website, Andrew Duncan and John A. Duncan had purchased public domain land as early as 1850 and 1851)
Twp.5N Range 11, P.O. Palestine, 7/20/1860
Pg.618, #1746, John M. TEDFORD 39 TN carpenter $0 $400
Martha 32 TN
William 17, John C. 14 TN
Joseph 8, Robert 6, Isaac 5, Mary 3, Sarah 1 IL
Pg.618, #1748, Joseph K. DUNCAN 48 TN blksmith $3600 $500
Sarah 50 TN
James 23, Andrew 17 TN
William 15, Mary 13 TN
George 10, Samuel 7 TN
(MAD: according to the IL Public Domain Land Sales website, one Joseph Duncan of Crawford Co. IL had purchased public domain land in Richland Co. IL in 1853)
Pg.618, #1749, John C. DUNCAN 20 TN (blank) $0 $150
Sarah 22 TN
(no children, not married in year)
(MAD: sketch of Carson Samuel Duncan, b. 8/25/1879 Crawford Co. IL, son of John Calvin Duncan and Sarah Jane Martin, given on pgs.692-3 of the 1948-1949 "Who's Who in America")
1870 Crawford Co. IL Census
Honey Creek Twp.
Pg.22, #297-297, DUNCAN, John 21 TN farmer $5700-$700
Martha 21 OH keeping house
Wade (m) 1 IL
Mary 62 TN
SHEDDON, Robert 42 TN farmer $4350-$894
Jane 39 TN keeping house
Anna 13, Martha 11, Melvina (f) 9 IL
COUGHEY, Harry 19 PA farm hand $800-$250
Pg.88, #38-37, DUNCAN, William 24 TN farmer $1600-$900
Mary 22 IL keeping house
Effie (f) 3, James 1 IL
Pg.88, #39-38, DUNCAN, James 58 TN farmer $3200-$1000
Sarah 60 TN keeping house
James 34 TN farmer
Samuel 17 TN farmer
Pg.88, #40-39, DUNCAN, George 21 TN farmer $1040-$630
Sarah 20 IL keeping house
Francis (m) 10/12 IL b.Sept.
Pg.88, #41-40, DUNCAN, Andrew 29 TN farmer $440-$200
Sarah 30 TN keeping house
Alice 4 IL
Pg.91, #80-79, DUNCAN John 31 TN farmer $3000-$1095
Sarah 32 TN keeping house
Belle (f) 7, David 3, Mary 1 IL
Crawford Co. IL Marriages (index FHL film 1,310,115; Book B on FHL film 1,310,116)
Duncan, Mary A. to Adams, Samuel B., lic. 1 Dec. 1853, mar. 2 Dec. by Alex. R. Rankin MG, B-24.
Duncan, Minerva to Richey, William H., lic. 4 Oct. 1854, mar. 5 Oct. by John Crozier MG, B-48.
Duncan, Martha to Maxwell, William A., lic. 16 Feb. 1858, mar. 18 Feb. by John D. McNay MG, B-91.
Duncan, Melinda to Maxwell, John G., lic. 21 Dec. 1860, mar. 27 Dec. by John D. McNay MG, B-126.
Duncan, Mary Jane to Steel, John Henderson, lic. 7 Feb. 1865, mar. 9 Feb. by John D. McNay MG, B-171.
Duncan, Mary Anne to Tedford, R.S., lic. 31 March 1869, mar. 1 April by Alex. McHatton MG, B-237.
Quit on brides.
Duncan, John A. to Brown, Elizabeth P., lic. 22 April 1857, mar. 23 April by J.M. Alexander DMV, B-80. (MAD: 1860 White Co. IL census)
Duncan, Andrew W. to Sarah Tedford, lic. 3 Oct. 1864, mar. 4 Oct. 1864 by Alex. McHatton MG, B-167.
Duncan, Wm. H. to Seaney, Mary E., lic. 25 March 1865, mar. 28 March by Alex. McHatton MG, B-173.
Duncan, George A. to Seaney, Sarah C., lic. 7 April, mar. 8 April 1869 by Alex. McHatton MG, B-237.
Duncan, R.N. to Jones, Lucy A., lic. 22 April 1870, mar. 23 April by Alex. McHatton MG, B-253.
Duncan, Samuel K. to Espy, Mathe (sic) L.H., lic. 9 April 1873, mar. 10 April by Alex. McHatton MG, B-296.
Duncan, John S. to Amelia Richey, lic. 17 Feb. 1868, mar. 20 Feb. by Othneil Bruner MG, B-218.
Duncan, James Campbell to Seaney, Eliza Ann, 1-16 (below)
Quit on grooms.
Crawford Co. IL Marriage Book 1, 1878-1901 (FHL film 1,310,116 item 3)
1-16, Lic. #37, license 26 Nov. 1878; James Campbell Duncan, res. Crawford Co., farmer, age 42 next birthday, white Anglo-Saxon, b. Blunt (sic) Co. TN, son of James K. Duncan and Sarah S. Dunlop, 1st marriage, to Eliza Ann Seaney, res. Crawford Co. IL, age 25 next birthday, white Anglo-Saxon, b. Crawford Co. IL, dau. of Nimrod Seaney and Rhoda Higgins, 1st marriage. Married (no date) at Morea, wit. Isaac Smith and George A. Duncan; Returned 17 March 1879.
Crawford Co. IL Deed Indexes, copied to 1860 (copied by CVD in SLC 5/2/2013)
Book A General deed index 1816-1859 (FHL Film 1,310,120 Item 3)
B-445: Duncan, Jas. M. to John Tillson Jr.
C-327: Duncan, Joseph to Charles F?. Moulton et al
C-350: Duncan, Joseph from Henry Eddy
F-193: Duncan, Andw. from John Houston et al
H-226: Duncan, A.J. & wife to James Mahan
H-398: Duncan, Wm. H. to John McAdams
L-450: Duncan, John C. from James R?. Geeseman
L-574: Duncan, B.F. & E.J. Judkins from Andrew J. Smith
L-573: Duncan, B.F. & E.J. Judkins from Joseph F. Marshall
L-627: Duncan, James C. from Charles G. Palmateen
L-628: Duncan, James C. from John M. Highsmith
L-628: Duncan, James C. from Samuel Parker
L-630: Duncan, James C. from Horace Cary
Crawford Co. IL Deed Indexes, copied to 1860 (copied by CVD in SLC 5/2/2013)
Book B Deed index grantee/grantor 1859-1866 (FHL Film 1,310,121 Item 1; copied to ca 1860; rechecked grantee/grantor SLC 9/9/2013)
M-187: Duncan, John C. from Samuel R. Ford, W.D., M-187, $550, 1/2/1860, filed 4/5/1860, SW NE Sec.4 Twp.5, Range 11
O-109: Duncan, Andrew from Samuel B. Adams et ux, W.D., O-109, $200, 1/15/1858, 8/15/1863, NE NW Sec.24 Twp.6 Range 12
P-188: Duncan, Joseph from Edward G. Sasens, W.D., P-188, $1500, 3/15/1853, 11/25/1864, NW 1/4 Sec.17 Twp.6 Range 11, and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.6 Range 11
M-63: Duncan, Benjamin F. et al to Frederick Huntington, W.D., M-63, $1100, 10/1/1859, 1/16/1860, parts of Sec.19 and 20, Twp.6 Range 13
M-64: Duncan, John C. to John M. Highsmith, W.D., M-64, $450, 10/26/1859, 1/16/1860, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and part NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.6 Range 12
M-137: Duncan, Andrew et ux to Robert C. Shedden, W.D., M-137, $200, 1/9/1860, 3/12/1860, E 1/2 SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.6 Range 12
Crawford Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/11/2013)
B-445: 27 Feb. 1835, James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL for $30 paid by John Tillson Junr. of Hillsboro, Montgomery Co. IL, release and quit claim to said John Tillson Junr land in Crawford Co., NE 23 7N 12W 2nd Md. containing 157 acres, SW 9 7N 11W of 2nd MD containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, against any claim. /s/ J.M. Duncan. Wit. S. Morton. Ack. 19 June 1835 before James W. Barry, Clerk of Fayette Co. IL Circuit Court. (FHL film 1,310,123)
C-327/329: 19 March 1836, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth C. his wife of Morgan Co. IL, to Charles Fillowston, Daniel Low, David H. Korus?, John N. Hosslen, John M. Leavitt, Joseph L. Joseph, Samuel L. Lewis, Amos Binney, James C. Dunn, Lemuel Lamb, Joseph Swift, Charles Atwater and James B. Danfort, for $200 paid, release and quit claim to the said parties, the survivors of them and heirs of such survivor, as joint tenants and not as tenants in common, tracts of land, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.1S Range 7E in Wayne Co. IL containing 80 acres, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.17 Twp.6N Range 11W containing 80 acres in Crawford Co. IL, with appurtenances, against any claim. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Ack. 19 March 1836 before Samuel Lockwood, Justice of Supreme Court of State of IL. (FHL film 1,310,123)
C-350/351: 6 Jan. 1836, Henry Eddy and Mary Jane, wife of said Henry, of Gallatin Co., to Joseph Duncan of Morgan Co., all of IL, for $100 paid, sell parcel of land in Crawford Co., E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.17 Twp.6N Range 11W, containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, against any claim. /s/ Henry Eddy, Mary J?. Eddy. Ack. by Henry Eddy and Mary Jane, 7 Jan. 1836, before Saml. D. Lockwood, Justice of Superior Court of IL. (FHL film 1,310,123)
F-193/195: 4 Nov. 1850, John Houston and Alexander Houston of Crawford Co. IL and David W. Stark of Parke Co. IN, for $300 paid, sell to Andrew Duncan of Crawford Co. IL our claim to land in Crawford Co. IL, W 1/2 NW half 1/4 Sec.24, Twp.6N Range 12W containing 80 acres more or less, with appurtenances, they are lawfully seized in fee, warrant title. /s/ John Houston, Jane M. Houston, Alex M. Houston, Eliza H. Houston, D.W. Stark, Rhoda Stark. Wit. J.B. Cornilis for W.B. Stark and wife, John B. Harper, A.C. Bristol. Filed 30 Jan. 1851. Ack. on 4 Nov. 1850, ack. by David W. Stark and Rhoda his wife before John G. Davis by Josh Cormelere?pt, Clerk of Circuit Court of Park Co. IN. Ack. 12 Nov. 1850 by John Huston and Jane his wife and Alexander M. Huston and Eliz. H. his wife before John B. Harper, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. (FHL film 1,310,125)
H-226: 18 June 1853, Andrew J. Duncan and Rebecca Duncan his wife conveys and warrants to James Mahan, parcel of land, SW 1/4 Sec.30 Twp.6N Range 13W containing 161 acres according to survey, for $418.50 paid, warrant title. /s/ Andrew J. Duncan, Rebecak Duncan. Ack. 19 June 1853 before Mark Whitaker, J.P., Hancock Co. IN. Filed 22 Aug. 1855. (FHL film 1,310,126)
H-398/399: 3 Sept. 1853, Wm. H. Denman and Mary A. Denman of McLean Co. IL to John McAdams of Hamilton Co. OH, for $1000 paid, sell parcel of land in Crawford Co. IL, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.7N Range 14W containing 40 acres more or less, also west portion of NW 1/4 NE of Sec.24 Twp.7N Range 14W commencing at NW corner of said lot at the section line, running east 15-1/2 rods, then south 80 rods, then west 15-1/2 rods, then north 80 rods to the beginning, containing 8 acres more or less, also south portion of SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.13 Twp.7N Range 14W commencing at SW corner of said lot on the section line, running N (64) (95) (111?) poles to a certain post, then east 76 poles then south (65) 95 144 to the section line, then west 76 poles to the beginning containing 30 acres more or less, also SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.13 Twp.7N Range 14W containing 40 acres more or less, also SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 13 Twp.7N Range 14W containing 40 acres more or less, warrant title, except a certain mortgage given by D.W. & James Mathews to Christian Mathews on the above premises which said John McAdams party of 2nd part is to pay & lift himself. /s/ Wm. H. Denman, Mary A. Denman. Wit. Wash. Lewis. Ack. 3 Sept. 1853 before Washington Lewis, J.P., McLean Co. IL. Cert. 6 Sept. 1853 by Bailey H. Coffey, Clerk of McLean Co. IL County Court for Washington Lewis Esqr. Filed 9 Jany. 1854. (FHL film 1,310,126; not Duncan)
L-450: 29 April 1859, James R. Gussman and Loretta his wife of Crawford Co. IL to John Duncan of Crawford Co. IL, for $420 paid, sell parcel of land, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.6N Range 12W containing 40 acres more or less, also NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.6N Range 12W, excepting 34 acres off the north side thereof struck off by a line running east and west, warrant title. /s/ James R. Gussman, Loretta (X) Gussman. Ack. 29 April l1859 before A.W. Highsmith, J.P. Crawford Co. IL. Filed 27 May 1859. (FHL film 1,310,128)
L-573/574: 1 March 1859, Joseph F. Marshall and Sasannah W. Marshall, for $800 paid by Benjamin F. Duncan and Ellen J. Judkins, assignees of Thomas Snow, sell to said Benjamin F. Duncan and Ellen J. Judkins, assignees of Thomas Snow, real estate in Crawford Co. IL, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.6 Range 13 and SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.6N Range 13W, containing in all 120 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph F. Marshill, Susannah W. Marshill. Ack. 1 March 1859 before George Barnett, J.P., Hancock Co. IN. Cert. the deed is recorded in Book 26 pages 506, Hiram Johnson, Clk. Filed 9 Sept. 1859. (FHL film 1,310,128)
L-574: 1 Aug. 1859, Andrew J. Smith of Sullivan Co. IN convey and warrent to Benjamin F. Duncan and Elem J. Judkins, assignees of Thos. Snow of Hancock Co. IN, for $250, real estate in Crawford Co. IL, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.6N Range 13W. /s/ Andrew J. Smith. Ack. 1 Aug. 1859 before Willis G. Neff, Recorder, Sullivan Co. IN. Filed 9 Sept. 1859. (FHL film 1,310,128)
L-627/628: 30 Sept. 1859, Charles G. Palmateer and Mary L. Palmateer his wife of Crawford Co. IL to James C. Duncan of afsd, for $350 paid, sell parcel of land in county & state afsd, NW of SE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.5 Range 11W containing 40 acres, more or less, warrant title. /s/ Charles G. Palmateer, Mary L. Palmateer. Wit. Robt. A. Tedford. Ack. 30 Sept. (no year) before Robt. A. Tedford, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. Filed 20 Oct. 1859. (FHL film 1,310,128)
L-628/629: 30 Sept. 1859, John M. Highsmith and Mariah C. his wife to James C. Duncan, all of Crawford Co. IL, for $800 paid, sell parcel of land in Crawford Co. IL, N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.5N Range 11W with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John M. (X) Highsmith, Mariah C. (X) Highsmith. Wit. Robt. A. Tedford. Ack. 30 Sept. 1859 before Robt. A. Tedford, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. Filed 20 Oct. 1859. (FHL film 1,310,128)
L-629/630: 30 Sept. 1859, Samuel Parker and Emeline his wife to James C. Duncan, all Crawford Co. IL, for $2,000 paid, sell tracts of land in Crawford Co. IL, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.3 and SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.5N Range 11W, and SW of SE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.5N Range 11W and NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.5N Range 11W and also a small piece beginning at a hickory and post oak on G.W. Shelton's line near his stable, then west to the middle of the Palestine & Lawrenceville State Road, then NE with the meanders of said road to stake, then east to said Shelton's NW corner, then south with his line to the beginning, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Samuel Parker, Emaline Parker. Wit. Robt. A. Tedford. Ack. 30 Sept. 1859 before Robt. A. Tedford, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. Filed 20 Oct. 1859. (FHL film 1,310,128)
L-630/631: 30 Sept. 1859, Horace Cory and Hannah Ann Cory his wife of Crawford Co. IL to James C. Duncan of afsd, for $350 paid, sell parcel of land in Crawford Co. IL, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.5 Range 11W containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Horace Cory, Hannah A. Cory. Wit. Robt. A. Tedford. Ack. 30 Sept. 1859 before Robt. A. Tedford, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. Filed 20 Oct. 1859. (FHL film 1,310,128)
M-63: 31 Oct. 1859, Benjamin F. Duncan and Elam J. Judkins, assignees of Thomas Shaw of Hancock Co. IN, convey and warrant to Frederick G. Huntington of Hamilton Co. OH for $1,100, real estate in Crawford Co. IL, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.6 Range 13, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.6N Range 13W, and SE of SW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.6N Range 13W containing in all 160 acres more or less. /s/ B.F. Duncan, E.J. Judkins, "Trustees." Ack. 31 Oct. 1859 before W.R. West, Notary Public, Hancock Co. IN. Filed 16 Jan. 1860. (FHL film 1,310,128)
M-64/65: 26 Oct. 1859, John C. Duncan and Sarah J. his wife to John M. Highsmith, all of Crawford Co. IL, for $450 paid, sell parcels of land in Crawford Co. IL, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.6N Range 12W, also NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.6N Range 12W excepting 34 acres off north side thereof struck off by a line running east and west, warrant title. /s/ John C. Duncan, Sarah J. Duncan. Ack. 26 Oct. 1859 before Robt. A. Tedford, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. Filed 16 Jan. 1860. (FHL film 1,310,128)
M-137/138: 9 Jan. 1860, Andrew Duncan and Mary his wife to Robert C. Shaddin, all of Crawford Co. IL, for $200 paid, sell parcel of land in Crawford Co. IL, E 1/2 SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.6N Range 12W containing by estimation 20 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Andrew Duncan, Mary (X) Duncan. Wit. Robt. A. Tedford. Ack. 9 Jan. 1860 before Robt. A. Tedford, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. Filed 12 March 1860. (FHL film 1,310,128)
M-187/188: 2 Jan. 1860, Samuel R. Ford and Elizabeth his wife of Crawford Co. IL for $550 paid by John C. Duncan of afsd, sell to said John C. Duncan a certain lot or parcel of land in Crawford Co. IL, SW of NE 1/4 of Sec.4 Twp.5N Range 11W, supposed to contain 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Samuel R. Ford, Elizabeth (X) Ford. Wit. Wm. F. Allen, Lewis D. Shelton. Ack. 2 Jan. 1860 before Elias Brashear, J.P. of Crawford Co. IL. Filed 5 April 1860. (FHL film 1,310,128)
O-109: 15 Jan. 1858, Samuel B. Adams and Mary Adams his wife to Andrew Duncan, all Crawford Co. IL, for $200 paid, sell tract of land in Crawford Co. IL, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.6N Range 12W, containing by estimation 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Samuel B. Adams, Mary A. Adams. Wit. Robt. A. Tedford. Ack. 15 Jan. 1858 before Robt. A. Tedford, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. Filed 15 ?? (in center fold) (FHL film 1,310,129)
P-188/189: 15 March 1853, Edward George Casens to Joseph Duncan, both of Crawford Co. IL, for $1500 paid, sell NW 1/4 Sec.17 Twp.6N Range 11W containing 160 acres, also E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.18 in same Twp. & range containing 80 acres, both tracts in Crawford Co. IL, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Edward G. Casens, Adeline Casens. Wit. John B. Harper. Ack. 15 March 1853 before John B. Harper, J.P., Crawford Co. IL. Filed 25 Nov. 1864. (FHL film 1,310,130)
Richland Co. IL Deed (SLC 2009)
N-219: 12 Sept. 1859, Joseph Duncan and wife Susan of Crawford Co. IL to William Macafee of Crawford Co. IL, for $1000, tract in Richland Co. IL, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.26 and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.26, all Twp.5N Range 9E, 120 acres. No wit. Ack. Richland Co. IL before Erastus Logan, JP. (FHL film 1,221,749 item 3)
Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
Duncan, Andrew W., widow Duncan, Sarah; E 98 Ill Inf.; 1904 May 27, Invalid Appl. #1317108, Cert. #1085756, Ill; 1925 Aug. 31, Widow Appl. #1236353, Cert. #965899, Ill. (MAD: of Palestine [Crawford Co.] IL per IL Civil War database)
Duncan, James C., widow Duncan, Eliza A.; E 98 Ill. Inf.; 1888 Sept. 22, Invalid Appl. #673096, Cert. #445858, Ill; 1901 Aug. 23, Widow Appl. #747349, Cert. #547109, Ill. (MAD: of Palestine [Crawford Co.] IL per IL Civil War database)
Duncan, James R., alias Duncan, Joseph P., widow Duncan, Mary E.; H 135 Ill. Inf.; 1904 May 16, Invalid Appl. #1316146, Cert. #1097225, Iowa; 1911 Sept. 11, Widow Appl. #971684, no cert., Iowa. (MAD: James R. Duncan enlisted Palestine, Crawford Co. IL; 1910 Crawford Co. IA, Joseph b.1847 VA, Mary E. b.1849 IL; 1880 Joseph P. Duncan b.1847 TN, wife Hannah M. 28 NY)
Duncan, James W.; B 142 Ind. Inf., F 5 Ill. Cav.; 1880 June 30, Invalid Appl. #398909, Cert. #283066. (MAD: James M. Duncan enlisted in Robinson, Crawford Co. IL, as did Robert N. Duncan)
Duncan, John C., minor Duncan, Andrew W., Gdn.; E 98 Ill. Inf.; 1882 Feb. 4, Invalid Appl. #438988, Cert. #361276, Ill; 1890 April 28, Minor Appl. #421054, Cert. #3375328, Ill. (MAD: of Palestine [Crawford Co.] IL per IL Civil War database)
Duncan, Joseph H., widow Duncan, Eliza J.; B 149 Ind. Inf.; 1875 Dec. 7, Invalid Appl. #210949, Cert. #523290; 1894 April 28, Widow Appl. #594500, Cert. #447047, Ill. (MAD: ? 1850-1880 Clay Co. IN, b.1845 IN, she b.1853 IN; ? 1900 Crawford Co. IL)
Duncan, Joseph P., alias Duncan, James K., widow Duncan, Mary E.; H 135 Ill. Inf.; 1904 May 16, Invalid Appl. #1316146, Cert. #1097225, Iowa; 1911 Sept. 11, Widow Appl. #971684, no cert., Iowa; remarks C2508302. (MAD: see James R. alias Joseph P.) (MAD: James R. Duncan enlisted Palestine, Crawford Co. IL; 1910 Crawford Co. IA, Joseph b.1847 VA, Mary E. b.1849 IL; 1880 Joseph P. Duncan b.1847 TN, wife Hannah M. 28 NY)
Duncan, Robert A., widow Duncan, Lucy A.; H 135 Ill. Inf.; 1890 July 16, Widow Appl. #440086, Cert. #365069, Ill. (MAD: Robert N. Duncan, of Palestine [Crawford Co.] IL per IL Civil War database)
"The Arcolian Weekly" [Douglas Co. IL] Obituary, February 22, 1912 (from Linda Roberts 7/2001; MAD: Maryville, Blount Co. TN)
DEATH CAME UNEXPECTEDLY TO S.R. DUNCAN
PROMINENT CITIZEN AND PIONEER OF THIS COMMUNITY DIED SUNDAY
Another of the pioneers of this section of the country has passed to his reward and a man who has for many years been a familiar figure on the street of Arcola will be seen here no more. Samuel R. Duncan, farmer and broomcorn broker, died at his home on North Locust street at 1:10 o'clock on Sunday morning.
His death occurred unexpectedly after a few days illness and was a great shock to the members of his family and his friends in this city. It is true that for several months he had been a sufferer from rheumatism and has been confined to his home for a great part of the time but until Friday evening no particular alarm was manifested over his condition. An impaction of the bowels furnished a serious complication which baffled the skill of his physicians. late Saturday a consultation of doctors was held, Dr. Emil Reis, a famous Chicago specialist and Dr. Fuller, of Tuscola, being in attendance. They could hold out little hope to the family and but a few minutes after they left the house Mr. Duncan suffered a stroke of apoplexy which caused his death almost instantly.
The funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock p.m. Rev. J.M. Bennington, pastor of the Arcola M.E. church, being the officiating minister. A large number of the residents of the city and vicinity were present to pay their last respects to an old and much respected citizen. The interment was in the Arcola cemetery. As a testimony of respect the business houses were closed from two til three o'clock Tuesday.
Mr. Duncan was a native of East Tennessee, being born at Marysville, in that state, November 30, 1837. He resided there until he was about sixteen years of age and then came to Illinois, locating first in Crawford County, where he lived for a few years. He came to this section of Illinois in the sixties, at which time he was engaged in farming, south of the city. Afterwards he engaged in the broomcorn brokerage business, until a few years ago being a member of the firm of Duncan & Tarbox. In late years he had been in the business for himself. Two-one years ago he moved to this city and has resided here ever since,
Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Margaret Kellam, who survives him, in Richland county, Ill., September 6, 1860. Thirteen children were born to them of whom ten are now living. They are: Joseph P., Wichita, Kan.; J.
H., Thomas, OkIa., William, Leeds, Okla.; Mrs. George H. Clark, Mexico, Mo; Mrs. J. I. Moore, Chicago; Mrs. Frank Quirk, Knox, Ind.; Mrs. Al Daily, Miss Minnie, Samuel and Fran, Arcola.
In life Mr. Duncan was a robust specimen of manhood; a type of the hardy pioneer. He was one of the men who helped to make this section of the country the fertile farming region it is to-day. In common with the rest he encountered the hardships and discouragements of the early days, struggling to grow crops in the un-drained, swampy fields with primitive implements of agriculture, standing off attacks of ague and malaria, helping in the development of the wilderness and living to see it blossom into the finest farming country in the world.
He was a man of decided character; out-spoken in his views and fiery in his denunciation of molly-coddles and grafters. In politics he was a life-long democrat and always took a lively interest in political affairs. Withal he was a good citizen and is mourned by many friends as well as by the members of his family.
"The Arcolian Weekly" [Douglas Co. IL] Obituary 4/22/1916 (from Linda Roberts 7/2001; MAD: Maryville, Blount Co. TN)
MRS. RITCHIE LIVED IN ARCOLA FOR 44 YEARS
FUNERAL HELD AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HERE AT 2:30 TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Mrs. Minerva Jane Ritchie, who resided in Arcola from 1871 until 1916, died at Sullivan Saturday night, April 22nd, 1916, at 11:45 o'clock. Paralysis and the weaknesses incident to her age were the causes of death.
The body was brought to Arcola for burial, arriving Tuesday morning via the Vandalia, and was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Jeffers, where it rested in state until the hour for the funeral, 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The services were held at the Presbyterian Church, the pastor, Rev. H.E. Neff being in charge. A large number of friends of the deceased attended. The interment was in the Arcola cemetery beside her husband, the late William Ritchie, who died February 18, 1894.
Minerva Jane Duncan was born January 9, 1829 in Marysville, Tenn., and at the time of her death her age was 87 years, 3 months and 14 days. She was the eldest of eleven children born to Joseph P. and Susan Duncan. The family moved from Tennessee to Crawford County, Illinois, in the fall of 1851.
She was married to William Ritchie in August, 1854. They had no children.
In 1861 Mr. and Mrs. William Ritchie moved to a farm two and one half miles east of Arcola, where they made their home for ten years and then moved to Arcola after the death of her husband. Mrs. ... (LR: unable to read remainder of microfilm copy because of bend in paper)
(LR: William and Manerva were married in Will Co. IL)
"History of the Presbyterian Church in the state of Illinois" by A.T. Norton; pub. St. Louis: W.S. Bryan, 1879, 752 pgs. (LH8106, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.3 K2na and film 1,697,882 item 8)
Pg.435-436: Bethel Church, Crawford County, was organized by Joseph Butler in 1853. John Duncan and William Delzell, elders. It was near where Duncanville now stands. ... Mr. Butler visited them a few times, and they were then left to starve. Their names were - A.D. Delzell, Mrs. M.E. Delzell, William Delzell, Mrs. M.I. Delzell, L.B. Delzell, John Duncan and Mrs. S.M. Duncan. There were three others, making ten in all. Most of them connected with Palestine church, August 27, 1857, and were afterwards set off to Beckwith Prairie church.
Pg.560: Beckwith Prairie Church, Crawford county, was organized August 31, 1861, with these members: James H. Richey, Matilda Richey, Wm. Delzell, Mary Jane Delzell, Robert M. Delzell, Wm. M. Richey, Minerva Richey, Nancy Richey, Susan Duncan, Wm. Thomson, Margaret Thomson, ...
1893 "Biographical History of Crawford, Ida and Sac Cos. IA : containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States, with accompanying biographies, a condensed history of Iowa, with biographies of the governors, engravings of prominent citizens of the counties, with personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families" pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.7 B615; FHL book 977.74 D3bh)
Pg.353: JOSEPH P. DUNCAN, a well-known settler of Crawford Co. IA, was born in Blount Co. TN, October 3, 1846, son of Joseph and Susan (Norwood) Duncan, of the same county, of Scotch descent. The family moved to Crawford Co. IL, when Joe was a lad of seven years; the father died in 1863, after this the mother moved to Arcola, Douglas Co. IL, where she still resides. On October 5, 1870, Joseph P. was married to Hannah M. Schouten, whose birthplace was Saratoga Co. NY, May 17, 1852; ... to Arcola, Illinois. In 1873 J.P., with his wife and one child, Anna, moved to Crawford Co. IA ...
"History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois" ed. by William Henry Perrin; pub. Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1883, 806 pgs. (LH4516, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.37 H2p and film 908,007 item 1 and 934,979 item 1)
Pg.187: Crawford Co., Montgomery Twp. Morea is another hamlet and consists of a half dozen houses or so. ... A post-office was established here, with A.W. Duncan as postmaster. It is now kept by Dr. J.A. Ingles.
Pg.204: Crawford Co., Honey Creek Twp. Bethel Presbyterian Church was organized in 1853, by Rev. Joseph Butler. Among the early members were A.D. Delzell, ... John Duncan and Mrs. S.M. Duncan.
"Illinois, historical - Crawford Co." by William Swaren, ed. by Newton Bateman & Paul Shelby; pub. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1909, 967 pgs. (LH5029, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 496,539)
Pg.710: DICK, Alva Truman - farming ... The birth of Mr. Dick occurred in Howard County, Ind., March 21, 1870. He is a son of Morgan Maurice Dick, who was born August 8, 1834, in Virginia. In 1872 he came to Honey Creek Township, Crawford County, from Howard County, Ind., ... until his death January 6, 1908. The maiden name of his wife was Hannah Minerva Buchanan, who was born in Ohio, September 13, 1835, and died January 24, 1895, in Honey Creek Township. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan M. Dick were the parents of the following children: Laura Alice, who died at six years of age; Arthur C., Viola V., Oliver O., Ida May, Minnie Myrtle, who died at 26 years of age, Alva T., and Mary Josephine. Alva T. Dick ... on May 5, 1894, he married, at Lawrenceville, Ill., Laura E. Tedford, a daughter of Scott and Mary Ann (Duncan) Tedford. Mrs. Tedford was a daughter of James Duncan and sister of A.W. Duncan, a druggist of Flat Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Dick have had children as follows: Harriet Louise, born October 20, 1895; Wilma Minerva, born June 23, 1900; Arthur Turner and Oliver Truman (twins), born August 29, 1904. ...
Pg.714,715: DUNCAN, Andrew Wilson -- The better class of druggists everywhere are men of scientific attainment and high integrity, ... One of the oldest established druggists of Crawford County is Andrew Wilson Duncan of Flat Rock, Ill., who established his present drug business at Flat Rock in 1878, thirty years ago. Mr. Duncan was born in Blount County, Tenn., March 9, 1842, a son of James Kennedy and Sarah (Swansey) Duncan. The father was born in Ohio and was a farmer and blacksmith. The family lived for some years in Blount County, Tenn., where Andrew Wilson Duncan began his studies in the common schools, but in 1859 removal was made to Illinois, and Mr. Duncan continued in the high schools of Palestine. His youth was passed upon a farm, but when he secured his certificate, he taught for some time, and at the same time pursued his own studies. Later he established a general mercantile business at Morea, but in 1878 located in Flat Rock which has since been his home. In 1862, on August 12th, Mr. Duncan enlisted in Company E, Ninety-eighth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged at Gallatin, Tenn., February 4, 1863, because of disability. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, is a Republican in politics, and for twenty years has been a member of the New Church (Swedenborgian).
October 4, 1864, Mr. Duncan was married at the residence of the father of the bride in Montgomery Township, to Miss Sarah Tedford, a daughter of Robert A. and Rebecca (McClurg) Tedford, and the children born of this marriage are: Alice, born August 12, 1865, and married Dr. W.C. Hayhurst, has a daughter Welcome Z., and lives at Birds; Camilla, born Mach (MAD: sic) 12, 1871, married R.E. Young, a conductor on the Vandalia line and they live at Terre Haute, Ind., having one son, John, thirteen years old. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan had one child, Oswald, who is deceased. ...
Pg.818: TAYLOR, George T., deceased, late President of the Flat Rock Bank, ... born in Fauquier Co. VA, January 23, 1835, a son of Hubbard Taylor, the latter born in Prince William County, Va., and drowned in the Shenandoah River about 1858 ... miller and farmer. He married Cora Hickley. ... Mr. Taylor ... in 1865 to Moultrie Co. Ill., and purchased a farm which he operated until 1873, when he sold it and embarked on milling business in Douglas Co. Ill., but in May, 1877, came to Crawford Co. ... On December 25, 1855, Mr. Taylor was married in Harrison Co. W.Va. to Elizabeth Catherine Custer, daughter of James and Ellen (Dawson) Custer ... children ... The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were: ... Drussie, born February 7, 1876; .... Drussie married Charles R. Duncan, hardware and furniture dealer of Flat Rock, no issue. ...
1889 "Portrait and biographical album of Louisa County, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county" pub. by Acme Pub. Co. (CA State Library, Sutro branch, microfilm 63, reel 27, and FHL film 934,952)
Pg.496-7: GEORGE W. DUNCAN, a progressive farmer residing on section 5, Union Twp, and a prominent citizen of Louisa Co., was born in Blount Co. TN Aug. 26, 1828. His parents, James and Mary (Mitchell) Duncan, were also natives of that State, and the father died when our subject was six years of age. He was a farmer by occupation and was called to his final home when in his fifty-first year. Mrs. Duncan, the mother of our subject, died in 1860, at the age of 72. They were both members of the Associate Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Duncan was an Elder, and one of the liberal contributors and earnest workers. His family of nine children all grew to manhood and womanhood: Andrew who died at the age of 60 years in Crawford Co. IL; William who died at the age of 63 in Wayne Co. IA; Jane widow of George McKay is living in Union Twp, Louisa Co.; James K. died in Crawford Co. IL at the age of 60; Samuel d. in this county, where he was one of the early settlers, at the age of 45; Elizabeth, wife of John C. Ritchie of Columbus City, died in 1849; Martha, wife of Mathew Edmondson of Union twp, died age 45; John, who went to TX in 1844, has not been heard of since the war with Mexico; George W. is the youngest of the family. ...
1887 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Coles Co. IL" pub. by Chapman Bros. (FHL film 825,562)
Pg.561: SAMUEL R. DUNCAN., of Humboldt Twp, born in (MAD: Blount Co.) Tennessee, Nov. 30, 1837, son of Joseph and Susan (Norwood) Duncan of the same State. They were the parents of eleven children, five boys and six girls. Joseph Duncan came to IL in 1844, locating in Crawford Co. where he lived the remainder of his life, died May 6, 1863; date is memorable because, though late in the season, snow fell steadily during the day. Mrs. Duncan still resides in Arcola, as do also her daughters, Mrs. Mary Todd and Mrs. Minerva Ritchey. Joseph and William are residents of Iowa; James of Kansas; John is in Carmi [White Co.], IL; and Mrs. Mattie Burton resides in Danville, IL.
Samuel R. Duncan was reared to farming, ... log cabin common schools in Southern IL 40 years ago. Sept. 6, 1860, he married Miss Margaret, daughter of Jesse and Charity (McMichael) Kellam, at the home of the bride's parents in Richland Co. this state. Rented land for farming for two years, then moved to Crawford Co. for 5 years, then to Arcola, where after 3 years, he rented land in Humbolt Twp for 11 years, then purchased 400 acre farm; in 1881 raised ... Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are the parents of 12 children, named as follows: Joseph; Harper married Miss Elizabeth Grishom and resides in Humboldt Twp; Charles married Miss Fannie Ashbrook and they reside in Kansas; William, Frank, Jennie, Minnie, Alice, Lavin, Nellie, Nettie, and Samuel Jr. Mr. Duncan a Democrat.
1893 "Portrait and biographical record of Effingham, Jasper and Richland counties [Illinois]: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizen s, governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States" pub. by Lake City Pub. Co. (FHL book 977.3 D3pn and film 934,983 item 2; SUTRO MICROFILM 70 reel 24, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
Pg.290: ROBERT S. TEDFORD, well-known farmer of Preston Twp, Richland Co., living on Sec.29, born on 14 Feb. 1847 in "Brent" [MAD: Blount] Co. TN, son of Robert and Rebecca (McClery) Tedford who were also natives of the same state, the family is of Irish extraction. In 1853 when our subject was 6 years of age, the parents left their home in the South and took up their residence in Crawford Co. IL. Of their 10 children, Elizabeth, Ann, Hannah, Nancy and Alexander are now deceased; those still living are Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth, Robert S. and John. The days of his boyhood and youth Robert S. Tedford spent almost entirely in Crawford Co. ... under parental roof until 22 years of age, farmed in Crawford Co., 1869 mar. Miss Mary Duncan, but after a short married life of ten years, she died in 1879, her remains were interred in the Duncanville Cem. of Crawford Co., three children, Laura, Anna and Robert, yet living. In 1880 Mr. Tedford mar. Mrs. Orpha Cravins, widow of Harry Cravins and dau. of John and Catherine (Alvis) Breedlove; three children, Effie, Luther and Ernest; Mrs. Tedford born Gibson Co. IN and came to Jasper Co. IL with her parents when 4 years of age, her parents both natives of Hoosier State. In 1880 Mr. Tedford became resident of Richland Co. ...
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