Duncans in DeKalb Co. IL


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

Last revised September 4, 2007

Formed 1837 from Kane


1840-1850 DeKalb Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 DeKalb Co. IL Census
Squaw Grove Twp.
Pg.201-2, #1493-65, Philander DUNCAN 25 NY farm laborer $800-$500
                  Harriet 25 NY housekeeper
                  Lucius (m) 1/12 IL
                  Susan TUCKER 9 NY
                  (MAD: 1850 Cayuga Co. NY census; 1870 Kankakee Co. IL census; Philander J. Duncan mar. Harriett Tucker 5/1/1860)

1870 DeKalb Co. IL Census
Paw Paw Twp., P.O. East Paw Paw
Pg.497, #192-197, CARRIE, William 67 MAss farmer $8500-$4160
                  Lipponol (Lipporiah?) (f) 62 Mass keeping house
                  Rufus 33 Mass farmer
                  DUNKIN, Justin 24 MAss BLACK farm laborer

HISTORIES before 1923

"Past and present of DeKalb County, Illinois" by Lewis M. Gross; pub. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1907, 1206 pgs. (LH5031, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.211: Fifty-Third Illinois Regiment. ... Duncan, Harrison, Clinton (residence)

"The Voters and tax-payers of De Kalb County, Illinois : containing, also, a biographical directory of its tax-payers and voters, a history of the county and state, map of the county, a business directory, an abstract of every-day laws, officers of societies, lodges, etc., etc." by P.T. Barnum; pub. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1876, 342 pgs. (LH9918, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.328 H2v 1977 and film 1,036,117 item 4, 1977 reprint, author Eileen W. Corrigan)
      (MAD: no date given for Directory, assume ca 1876)
      Pg.160: Sycamore Township: Duncan, C.A., Expressman, Sycamore; Rep; from Ill.
      Pg.238: Paw Paw Township: MURRY, JOHN, farmer, Sec.32, T.37, R.3, E; P.O. Earl; born Rahainy, Westmeath Co., Ireland, Dec. 25, 1814; came to U.S. March 1846; came to Ill. Aug. 1849; came to county March 1, 1874; Dem; Cath; owns 160 acres land; val. real estate $7,200; val. per. prop. $800; first wife was Mary Duncan, from Co. Tipperary, Ireland, died March 16, 1858; second wife was Margaret McCue, born Co. Longford, Ireland, died March 28, 1862; third wife was Jane Campbell, widow of Edward, born in Ireland; has had three children - two by first and one by second wife.

"Portrait and biographical album of DeKalb County, Illinois : containing full-page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county : together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States : also containing a history of the county, from its earliest settlement to the present time." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1885, 896 pgs. (LH10346, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.328 D3bd and film 934,979 item 2)
      Pg.578-579: ASAHEL FIRKINS, deceased, was an early pioneer of Paw Paw Township, born near Oswego, N.Y., in 1819, ... to Illinois in 1838 and made his home in Henderson, Knox Co., where he was married, Jan. 10, 1841, to Miss Harriet Miller, daughter of James and Hannah (Preston) Miller. Mrs. Firkins was born in Monroe Co., Mich., Jan. 25, 1823, and came to Illinois in 1838. Seven children were born to them, three boys and four girls: Mariette, born Dec. 25, 1841, wife of George D. Heldebrant, of Kansas; William, born Jan. 7, 1844, married Laura Haskell and lives in Paw Paw; John, born Jan. 26, 1846, died in infancy; Harriet A., born May 19, 1837, wife of William Rust, of East Paw Paw; Emma F., born July 22, 1849, was killed by the cars while in a carriage crossing the track near Malden, Ill., Feb. 5, 1874; Josephine, born Sept. 21, 1851, wife of Seneca Duncan, of Kansas; George A., born Jan. 16, 1854, single, at home. .... Mr. Firkins made his home in Knox Co. till 1842, when he removed to Warren Co. IL, spent 3 years there and in March 1845 removed to Paw Paw Township, De Kalb County ...

"History of Grundy County, Illinois : containing a history from the earliest settlement to the present time, embracing its topographical, geological, physical and climatic features, its agricultural, railroad interests, etc. : giving an account of its aboriginal inhabitants, early settlement by the whites, pioneer incidents, its growth, its improvements, organization of the county, the judicial history, the business and industries, churches, schools, etc. : biographical sketches, portraits of some of the early settlers, prominent men, etc." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1882, 488 pgs. (LH5025, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 825,575 (non-circulating) and 934,985 item 3 and 1,550,200 item 1)
      Pg.72: ... Thomas Rankin, merchant, Mazon, is a son of Duncan and Elizabeth Rankin, and was born December 15, 1857, in DeKalb Co. IL. When he was 9 years old he removed with his parents to Morris, ... His father moved to Braidwood, where he is still engaged in business.


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