Duncan research files of
1818 Gallatin Co. IL State Census (Males over 21; other free whites) # 267 Eliza Dunkin 0 - 7 # 468 Henry Dunkin 1 - 7 1820 Gallatin Co. IL State Census (Males over 21; other free whites) Pg.458 Henry Duncane 1 - 7 1820 Gallatin Co. IL Federal Census Pg. 47 John Black 110020 - 11010 48 John Waltron 100010 - 20100 51 Henry Medlock 200011 - 03010 53 Henry Duncan 220010 - 11010 (MAD: 1810 Livingston Co. KY census; 1830 Franklin Co. IL census) 1830 Gallatin Co. IL Census Equality Pg.267 Garner B. Duncan 0000,01 - 101 273 Garner Duncan 0000,1 - 1000,1 (MAD: see Garner P. Duncan 1840-1860 Franklin Co. AL census, son James b.1833 IL) Monroe Pg.281 Stephen C. Dunken 1112,0000,1 - 2110,01 1840 Gallatin Co. IL Census Shawneetown Pg. 8 Josiah Dodd 2000,1 - 1000,1 (MAD: perhaps the Josiah Dodd mar. Elizabeth Duncan 3/16/1824 Jefferson Co. TN, 1830 Jefferson Co. TN census; 1850 Sangamon Co. IL census) Monroe Pg. 52 Stephen Duncan 1111,1000,1 - 0011,1001 (MAD: 1850 Saline Co. IL census) Stephen Duncan Jr. 0000,1 - 1000,1 (MAD: Stephen Duncan mar. Maria Hill 2/20/1836; 1850 Saline Co. IL census) William Duncan 0000,1 - 1000,1 (MAD: William Duncan mar. Elizabeth Womble 11/16/1837; 1850 Saline Co. IL census) Thomas Duncan 1000,1 - 1000,1 (MAD: Thomas Duncan mar. Delilah Womble 3/13/1837; born 1814 Garrard Co. KY per Ruth Cavender; 1850 Cape Girardeau Co. MO census; 1860 Saline Co. IL census)
1850 Gallatin Co. IL Census
No Duncan indexed
(MAD: one William H. Duncan mar. Sarah Jane Pitsor 1/16/1846 Gallatin Co. IL; not identified on 1850 census)
1860 Gallatin Co. IL Census
Pg.882, #198-198, Malinda TAYLOR 86 VA BLACK $0-$30
Martha DUNKIN 76 VA BLACK
1870 Gallatin Co. IL Census
Twp.7 Range 8, P.O. Equality
Pg.337, #79-78, GREGG, Susan 62 SC housekeeping $1000-$350
DUNCAN, Byrd (m) 23 IL at school $800-$100
ROGERS, A.J. (f) 22 IL domestic
GREGG, Marshall (m) 21 IL at school
Hezekiah 9 IL
(MAD: David Byrd Duncan, 1860 Butler Co. KY census; 1850 DeKalb Co. TN census)
Twp.8 Range 9, P.O. New Market IL
Pg.394, #20-20, DUNCAN, Wesley 43 VA labourer $0-$0
Matilda 39 KY housekeeping
Mary E. 18 OH
Sarah 13 OH
Greenbury (m) 15 OH farm laborer
Matilda 11 IL
California (f) 7 IL
Barbary E. 6 IL
James 4 IL
Alice 1 IL
(MAD: 1860 Hardin Co. IL census; names, ages & birthplaces plain)
Twp.7 Range 10, P.O. New Haven
Pg.447, #49-49, DUNCAN, Alex 23 IL farmer $0-$200
Mary 19 IL house keeping
Clennci (m) 4/12 IL b.Feb.
DUNCAN, Alfd. 63 TN farming
Twp.9 Range 10, P.O. Shawneetown
Pg.455, #33-33, DUNCAN, W.G. (m) 27 TN farmer $0-$375
Margaret A. 18 IL house keeping
(MAD: Williamson G. Duncan, 1860 Butler Co. KY census, 1850 DeKalb Co. TN census)
City of Shawneetown
Pg.463, #48-47, DUNKINS, Eliza (f) 29 IN house keeping $0-$0
Mary E. 8 IN
WILLSEN, James 40 IN butcher $0-$0
Gallatin Co. IL Will Record (FHL film 977,822)
Vol. 1, 1814-1847 - no Duncan, Walden, Matlock
Vol. A, 1849-1859 - no Duncan, Walden, Matlock
Vol. B, 1859-1901 - no Duncan
United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management documents (Researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard, posted with his permission)
"THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CERTIFICATE NO. 6290} To all whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: WHEREAS, Stephen C. Duncan of Gallatin County, Illinois has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF LAND OFFICE at Shawneetown whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Stephen C. Duncan according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An Act making furthur provision for the sale of Public Lands," for the North East quarter of the South West quarter of Section Ten in Township Ten South of Range Six East in the District of lands subject to Sale at Shawneetown Illinois Containing forty Acres according to the official plat of the survey of said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been purchased by the said Stephen C. Duncan. NOW KNOW YE, That the United States of America, inconsideration of the Premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress in such case made and provided, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said Stephen C. Duncan and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said Stephen C. Duncan and to his heirs and assigns forever. In Testimony Whereof, I, Martin Van Buren PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and this SEAL of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed. GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the first day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Thirty nine and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES the Sixty fourth. BY THE PRESIDENT: Martin Van Buren. By M Van Buren op Sec'y H.M. Garland RECORDER of the Land Office."
United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management documents (Researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard, posted with his permission)
"THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. CERTIFICATE No. 6186} To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: WHEREAS Thomas Duncan of Gallatin County Illinois has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Shawneetown whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Thomas Duncan according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820 entitled "An Act making further provision for the sale of Public Lands," for the South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section Nine in Township ten South of Range Six East in the district of lands subject to sale, Shawneetown Illinois containing forty acres according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been purchased by said Thomas Duncan. NOW KNOW YE, That this United States of America, in consideration of the Premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, do such case made and provided, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents, DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said Thomas Duncan and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said Thomas Duncan and to his heirs and assigns forever. In Testimony Whereof, I, Martin Van Buren PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the SEAL of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed. GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the first day of October in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES, the sixty fourth. BY THE PRESIDENT: Martin Van Buren By Me Van Buren, Jr. Sec'y. H.M. Garland, Recorder of the General Land Office."
Gallatin Co. IL Deeds 1813-1873 (FHL film 977,336 index)
(Very dark and hard to read)
N-268: 15 Sept. 1846, Stephen C. Duncan of Gallatin Co. to Thomas? D? Hich? admr, and Mary Ann Hich?, admx, of estate of William Hick, decd, also of Gallatin Co. IL; $164.56, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 10, Twp 10S R6E, 40 acres. No wife. No wit. (FHL film 977,344)
N-270: 13 June 1846, Thomas (X) Duncan and wife Deliah (X) of Gallatin Co. IL to Thomas Gulley? of Williamson Co. IL, for $200, SE 1/4 SW? 1/4 Sec. 9? Twp 10S? R ??. Wit. Isaac N. Barker. (FHL film 977,344)
No other Duncan spotted through Book O, 1849.
Indian Wars Pension Record, Thomas Duncan (Researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard, posted with his permission, his comments; MAD: see also Gallatin Co. IL)
Index of Indian Wars Pension Files 1892-1926, Copy T318, Roll No. 4 - "Name of Soldier, Thomas Duncan; Name and Class of Dependent, Duncan, Delilah, Widow; Service: Russell's Co. Ill. Vols (Black Hawk War). Date of Filing 1892, Sept. 13; Class Ind. War; Application 1027; Certificate No. 1341; State, Ill.; Remarks O. W. Ino. Rej. 22786," ED - No Bounty Land listed.
Also listed in Index of Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During Indian Wars 1815-1858, Dr-E, Roll No. 11, Copy M629.
National Archives Pension Files: Thomas and Delilah Duncan - Black Hawk War
"INVALID. CLAIM FOR PENSION, ORIGINAL. Thomas Duncan, Applicant Private 14 th Batt. Ills. Mtd. Inft. Vols. Enlisted May 12, 1832. Discharged Sept. 20, 1832. FILED BY GEORGE E. LEMON, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, Offices, No. 615 Fifteenth Street, N.W. P.O. DRAWER 325, WASHINGTON, D.C.
"DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION, STATE OF Illinois, COUNTY OF Saline} SS: On this 7th day of February, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty two personally appeared before me Mary Reynolds, Clerk of the Circuit Court the same being a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Thos. Duncan, aged 68 years, a resident of Mitchellville, County of Saline, State of Illinois, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Thos. Duncan who entered service under the name of Thos. Duncan on or about the 12 day of May 1832 as Private in company of 1 st. Batt. Of Ills. mtd. Intf. Commanded by Capt. David B. Russell and was DISCHARGED at Fort Dixon, Ills., on or about the 20 day of Sept., 1832, by reason of Close of War; that his personal description is a follows: Age, 68 years; height, 5 feet 9 inches; complexion, Light; hair, Black; eyes, Blue. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Fort Hamilton, in the State of Wisconsin, on or about the day of July 1832, his horse became frightened, and the hammer of his gun struck back front of his neck severely injuring it and cutting a vein on the right side. That he was treated in hospitals as follows: by the Regimental Surgeon. That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above except 2 months service in 1862 as late Private in Co. H 56 Regt. Ills. Vol. That since the 2 day of March, A.D. 1862, he has not been employed in the military or naval service of the United States. That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the County of Saline, in the State of Illinois and his occupation has been that of a Farmer. That prior to his entry into the service the above named he was a man of good, sound, physical heath, being when erolled a Farmer. That he is now Wholy [sic] disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. He hereby appoints, with the power of substitution and revocation. GEORGE E. LEMON, OF WASHINGTON, D. C., his true and lawful Attorney, to prosecute his claim. That he has never received nor applied for a pension. That his Post- office Address is Mitchellville county of Saline, State of Illinois. Thomas his X mark Duncan. Two witnesses to Claimant's Signature sign here: R.S. Marsh, J.S. Reynolds. Also personally appeared Lewis Stiff, residing at Harrisburg, and Thomas Gulley residing at Mitchelsville [sic], persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Thomas Duncan the claimant Make his Mark to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. Lewis his X mark Stiff, Thomas his X mark Gulley. Two witnesses to signatures of identifying witnesses sign here, when eith of them sign by mark: R.S. Marsh, J.S. Reynolds. SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED before me this 7th day of February, A.D. 1882; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c were fully made known and I explained to the applicant and witnesses, before swearing thereto, including the words _, erased, and the words _ , added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim, and am not concerned in its prosecution. Thomas Y. Reynolds, Circuit Clerk."
Indian Wars Pension Record, Delilah Duncan, widow of Thomas Duncan (Researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard, posted with his permission, his comments)
"INDIAN WAR PENSION. ACT OF JULY 27, 1892. DECLARATION OF WIDOW. Deliah [sic] Duncan WIDOW OF Thomas Duncan Pri. Co., Ill Mt'd Regiment, Enlisted 1st May 1832, Discharged 15th Aug. 1832. (Register stamped Sep 14 1892 RECEIVED) Filed by Jasper Partridge, Cami Ill. No dup. F.F.R. 10-19-92 - INDIAN WARS. Claim of Widow for Service Pension Under Act of July 27, 1892.
State of Illinois, County of Saline, SS: ON THIS 5 day of Sept., A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety two personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Delilah Duncan aged 75 years, a resident of Mitchellsville in the State of Ill., who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Thomas Duncan, deceased, who was the identical person who served under the name of Thomas Duncan, as a private in the Company commanded by Captain David B. Russell, in the _ Regiment of Ill Mounted Vols., commanded by _, in the Black War [sic]; that her said husband enlisted at Equity Ill., on or about the 1st day of May, A.D. 1832, for the term of Three Months, and was discharged at Rock Island, on the 15 day of August, A.D. 1832, that he also served in . That at the time of entering the service claimed for, her said husband was 18 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches in height, with light blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, by occupation a Farmer, and that he was born at County of Garret [sic], State of Kentucky. That after leaving the service he resided at Equality Ill, 14 years, at Mitchellsville Ill. up, w' his death years. That she was married to him on the 12 day of March, A. D. 1837 at My Father's house, by David J. Blackman, a Justice of the Peace under the name of Deliah Wombel; that he had not been previously married. That she had not been previously married. That her said husband died at Mitchellsville, Ill., on the 4 day of January A.D. 1891; that she has not since remarried. That she has not heretofore made application for pension . That she is a citizen of the United States, and makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension under the provisions of the act approved July 27, 1892; and hereby appoints Joseph Partridge of Cami, Ill, her true and lawful attorney. That her post-office address is No. Mitchellsville, County of Saline, State of Illinois. Deliah her X mark Duncan. ATTEST: J.H. Duncan, D.F. Bybee.}. Also personally appeared J.H. Duncan, aged 48 years, residing at Mitchellsville, Ill and D.P. Bybee aged 21 years, residing in Mitchellsville, Illinois persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they have known the said Deliah Duncan for 40 years and 10 years, respectively; that they were present saw her make her mark to the following declaration; that they have every reason to believe, and do believe, from the appearance of said claimant and from their personal acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she presents herself to be; and they further say that they are fully satisfied that she is the person who was the wife of the identical Thomas Duncan who rendered the service alleged in the above application (in the company of Captain Russell, in the regiment of _ in the Black Hawk War). J.H. Duncan, D.R. Bybee. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5 day of Sept, A.D. 1892; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were read and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the word _, added, and the word _, erased; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. S.D. Golden, Notary Public. Stamped Pension Office, U S, Sep 13, 1892."
1. "GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, FILED BY JASPER PARTRIDGE, Attorney at Law, CARMI ILLINOIS. Stamped Pension Office U S Apr 4 1893 - State of Illinois, Saline County} SS. Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for said County, Delila Duncan whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me first duly sworn according to law, do depose and say that she is applicant for pension claim #1,027 as widow of Thomas Duncan who was soldier in Capt. Russells Co. Black Hawk War that she and the soldier were married in Gallatin Co. Ill., on the 12th March 1837 and that she is unable to obtain a record of the marriage for the reason that the Clerk of the County Court of Gallatin Co. Ill. informs her that there is no Public record in said Co. of their marriage., She furthur states that Alfred Rose and Henry Rose were present at her weding [sic] and to the best of her knowledge are still living and that they live in Hardin County Illinois near Elizabethtown. She says that the Clerk of gallatin County wrote her that the (sic) her marriage was not on record in his office. She says the clerk never stated whether the record had been destroyed by fire or not. . Two witnesses required when mark is made. T.J. Duncan. T.J. Duncan } Delila her X mark Duncan. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29 day of March A.D., 1893, and I hereby certify that I have no interest nor concern in the prosecution of said claim, and that I read the foregoing to deponent and that he subscribed and swore to the same with a full knowledge of its contents. John W. Hutchison, Notary Public"
"GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, FILED BY JASPER PARTRIDGE, Attorney at Law, CARMI ILLINOIS. Stamped OLD WAR & NAVY APR 6 1893 FILES U.R. P.B. - State of Illinois, Saline County} S.S. Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for said County, Caroline Bullington whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me first duly sworn according to law, do depose and say that her age is 68 years that her P.O. address is Mitchellsville Ill that she was a neighbor of and well acquainted with Thos. Duncan who was a soldier in Capt. David D. Russells Co., Ill, Mounted Vols,, Black Hawk war, and is acquainted with Mrs. Delilah Duncan widow of said soldier. Affiants state furthur that said soldier and said Delilah were married in Gallatin Co. Ill 12th March 1837. Affiant was present and saw them married, was well acquainted with them prior to their marriage, and affiant also state that neither soldier nor claimant had been previously married and that claimant has not married since soldiers death so far as she know or believe, and that her acquaintance with her is such that she is satisfied that she would have known it if she had again married, and she further states that her knowledge of the above facts is obtained from the following, viz: is by being present when Thomas Duncan and Delilia Duncan were married and that he ha (sic) no interest nor concern in the prosecution of this claim Directly nor indirectly. Two witnesses required when mark is made. Jefferson Bybee, Thomas J. Duncan. Caroline her X mark Bullington. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of February A. D., 1893, and I hereby certify that I have no interest nor concern in the prosecution of said claim, and that I read the foregoing to deponent and that she subscribed and swore to the same with a full knowledge of its contents. John N. Hutchison, Notary Public."
"GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, FILED BY JASPER PARTRIDGE, Attorney at Law, CARMI ILLINOIS. - Stamped PENSION OFFICE U S APR 4 1893, State of Illinois, Saline County} SS. Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for said County, Caroline Bullington and Jefferson Bybee whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me first duly sworn according to law, do depose and say that their aged 68 years and 27 years, that their P. O. address is Mitchellsville, Ill that they well knew Thomas Duncan deceased who was a soldier in Capt. Russells Co. Ill, Mt'd Vols. Black Hawk War, that said soldier died in Saline County, Ill, on the 4th day Jan, 1891. Affiants are also well acquainted with Mrs. Delilah Duncan, widow of said soldier and that she has not again married since the soldiers death: Affiants can fix the date of the soldiers death from being close neighbors and waiting on him in his sickness and they further say that their knowledge of the above facts is obtained from the following, viz: by living close by and being together more or less for several years and that they have no interest nor concern in the prosecution of this claim Directly nor Indirectly. Two witnesses required when mark is made. Jefferson Bybee, Thomas J. Duncan. Caroline her X mark Bullington, Jefferson his X mark Bybee. Sworn to and subcribed before me this 14 day of February A. D., 1893, and I certify that I have no interest nor concern in the prosecution of said claim, and that I read the foregoing to deponent and that they subscribed and swore to the same with a full knowledge of its contents. John N. Hutchison, Notary Public."
"No. 1027, B.L. No. 63991-12055, Widow's Service Pension, INDIAN WARS, Act of July 27, 1892. Deliah Duncan, Mitchelsville (sic) Saline Co. Ill. WIDOW of Thomas Duncan Pvt. Capt. D.B. Russell's Co., Ill M'td Vols. Black Hawk. Died Jan. 4, 1891, Age 75. D.W. Inst. Requested of #22.786 No. O. W. Wid. Invalids claim on file J.I. Mercer. Received Sept. 13, 1892 Jasper Patridge Carmi Ill. Attorney. Stamped OF REVIEW Jun 21 1893. Dec. 28/92 Atty. fn. Ed. Of death, mar. and prior mar. Apr 20/93 Atty for correct name. June 3/93 2 and for service."
"INDIAN WAR, PENSIONER DROPPED, U.S. Pension Agency, (stamped Pension Office, U S AUG 18, 1899) Chicago, Ills Aug 15, 1899. Certificate No. 1341 Class Widow Pensioner Delilah Duncan Soldier Thomas Service Capt. Russell's Ills Mt'd Vols. Hon. Commissioner of Pensions: SIR, I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $8, to 4 Jany, 1899 has been dropped because of death. Date Jany, 27, 1899. Very respectfully, J. Merriam, Pension Agent. Stamped Finance Division BUREAU OF PENSIONS NOV 1 1899."
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, William, widow Duncan, Margaret; G 7 Ill. Cav.; 1874 Jan. 13, Widow Appl. #213338, Cert. #180660. (MAD: New Haven [Gallatin Co.] IL per IL Civil War database)
Duncan, Williamson G., widow Duncan, Margaret A.; naval service, seaman, Clara Dolsen, Fairplay; 1878 Apr. 29, Invalid Appl. #5110, Cert. #7446; 1901 Sept. 25, Widow Appl. #20946, Cert. #15542. (MAD: Gallatin Co. IL)
Civil War Record, Stephen C. Duncan (Researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard, posted with his permission, his comments)
Received from Jesse White, Secretary of State, Illinois State Archives, dated February 7, 2002. Illinois Civil War Muster Roll. Muster and Descriptive Roll of Company "B" Thirty First Infantry, Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. Page 10 Line 11. - Names, Duncan, Stephen, Rank Private, Age 22; DESCRIPTION 5 feet 9 1/2 inch. Hair, black. Eyes, gray. Complexion fair. Married or single, single; Occupation, farmer. NATIVITY. Town _, County, Gallatin, State, Illinois. JOINED FOR SERVICE AND ENROLLED. When. Aug. 10, 1861, Where _, By Whom _, Period 3 yrs., When Sept. 18, 61, Where Cairo, Ills., By whom Capt. Pitcher. Residence, Town. Harrisburg, County. Saline, State. Ills. Remarks. Deserted Feb. 20, 1863 at Memphis, Tenn."
Go to the transcript of the Civil War Military Records for:
Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 1
Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 2
Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 3
Civil War Records, Robert Duncan of Saline, Pope, Hardin, Jackson, and Gallatin Co. IL
Civil War Record, James Henry Duncan, of Saline and Gallatin Co. IL and Cape Girardeau Co. MO
Randolph Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/13/2013)
O-213/214: 17 Oct. 1827, Mathew Duncan and Susan his wife now of Gallatin Co. IL, to Sidney Breese of Randolph Co. same state, for $138 paid, sell tract or parcel of land adjoining town of Kaskaskia, Randolph Co. IL, being Claim No.1760, recorded in Office of the Land and patented by the President of the US to the heirs of Michel Danie and by them sold to said Mathew Duncan, which tract of land is bounded, beg. on Chartre Street in said Village or Town of Kaskaskia and extending on the north to the Kaskaskia River joining the lands of Antoine Beinvanue now decd on the west, and the lands of St. Pierre on the east, the Kaskaskia River on the north, and said Chartre Street on the south, containing 60 square arpents more or less, being the same tract of land described in the patent, together with appertenances, warrant title. /s/ Mathew Duncan, Susan C. Duncan. Wit. Joseph E. Watkins, Andrew Frazer. Ack. 17 Oct. 1827 before Joseph E. Watkins, J.P. of Gallatin Co. IL. Cert. by Thos. L. Posey, Clerk of County Commissioner Court of Gallatin Co. IL, 17 Oct. 1827. Recorded 1 Jan. 1828. (FHL film 956,818)
O-238/239: 9 Jan. 1828, Mathew Duncan and Susan his wife of Gallatin Co. IL to Sidney Breese of Randolph Co. IL, for $130 paid, sell Claim Number 1760 for 60 square arpents on the north of the Village of Kaskaskia in the point Urhand?, beginning on Charter Street in said Village, extending on the north to the Kaskaskia River joining the lands of Antrine Bienervase's heirs or assignees on the west and the lands of the heirs of the St.Pierre's on the east, granted by the government of the US to the heirs of Michel Davis, it being an ancient French Grant, or their legal representatives by letters patent 6 May 1820, and by said heirs conveyed to said Mathew Duncan by deeds 2 Oct. 1816, 13 Sept. 1816, 11 Oct. 1816 and 16 June 1820, recorded in Randolph Co. Recorder's Office, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Mathew Duncan, Susan C. Duncan. Wit. John W. Barnard, Alex. F. Grant. Ack. 9 Jan. 1828 before Les. White, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gallatin Co. IL. Recorded 26 March 1828. (FHL film 956,818)
Parke Co. IN Deed Records, v. 9-10, 1844-1848 (FHL film 2,229,619)
9-49/50: 30 Oct. 1844, Andrew T. Duncan and wife Sary Duncan and Absalom R. Duncan and wife Patience Levina Duncan, all of Gallatin Co. IL, to Willis Wilkey of Parke Co. IN, for $200 paid, sell tract of land or lot of ground in Parke Co. IN, the E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.17N Range 8W containing 80 acres, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Andrew Duncan, Sarah Duncan, Absalom Duncan, Patience (X) Duncan. They appeared before Isaac N. Barker, J.P., Gallatin Co. IL, 30 Oct. 1844, and the wives relinquished their dower right. Certification by Leonard White, Clerk of County Comissioners Court, Gallatin Co. IL, for Isaac N. Parker, 2 Nov. 1844. Recorded Jan. 23, 1845. (FHL film 2,229,619) (MAD: 1850 Macoupin Co. IL census)
Livingston Co. KY Deed (FHL film 318,163)
AA-407: 26 Jan. 1825, Henry Duncan and his wife Mary Duncan late Mary Fulkerson, sister and heir at law of Andrew Fulkerson decd. of Gallatin Co. IL, to David Owen of Livingston Co. KY, $75, one undivided fourth part of 100 acres on waters of Claylick Creek, which had been deeded to Andrew Fulkerson by his father Frederick Fulkerson who has since also departed this life, adj. lands of said Frederick Fulkerson decd, David Owens, Aron Threlkeld and heirs of Robert Coffield decd. Wit. Hiram Camell, Elizabeth (X) Fulkerson. Mary Ann Duncan appeared in court to relinquish dower. Proved by oath of Elizabeth Fulkerson.
Washington Co. TN Deeds (FHL film 825,528)
19-82: 6 Feb. 1830, heirs of Sarah Waldren, decd, vis, John Medlock, Thomas Black, Barbary Waldren, Lidia Waldren, Solomon Waldren, John Waldren and Malinda Waldren, all of White Co. IL, to Henry Bashor, $50, 16 acres, on the line of No. 2, in Washington Co. TN. Signed John Matlock (sic), and others. Wit. Alexander Logan, Allen May. Heirs appeared in White Co. IL, court 6 Feb. 1830, Reg. Washington Co. TN, 5 Jan. 1831.
19-119: 5 Feb. 1830, William Waldren and Suzan his wife of Gallaten Co. IL, to Henry Bashor of Washington Co. TN, $50, 60 (sic) acres in Washington Co. TN, No. 3, "bequeathed by Robert Duncan to Sarah Waldren," (same land bounds as Deed 19-82). /s/ William Waldren, Susan (X) Waldren; Susan examined 5 Feb. 1830 in White Co.; reg. Washington Co. TN, 9 March 1831.
1888 "History of Southeast MO ... Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron" by Goodspeed (from Sue Monaghan 2/1988)
Pg.1070, Butler Co. Byrd Duncan, of the firm of B. Duncan & Co., is a native of Wilson Co. TN, born July 20, 1846. His father, Richard M. Duncan, also a native of TN, was of NC ancestry, while his wife, Miss Alapher Breece, was a native of the same State but of British stock. Father was a stonecutter by trade, about 1859 engaged in the business near Bowling Green [Warren Co.], KY. With the opening of the war he moved to Shawneetown [Gallatin Co.], IL, where the mother died in 1870 at age 62. He still lives there at age 76. Now a Republican, earlier a Whig. Both parents Baptist. Byrd, youngest of seven children, common school education, age 16 began brick-layer's trade, for about 7 years. To Wayne Co. MO 1873, clerk, until to Poplar Bluff [Butler Co.] in 1878; then he became a member of the firm of B. Duncan & Co. with Pat Harmon. ... In 1879 he married Miss Mollie Spence, native of Butler Co. Have two sons and two daus. (not named). (MAD: Richard M. Duncan in 1850 DeKalb Co. TN census; son of John Duncan died Smith Co. TN)
"IL State Genealogical Society Quarterly" Vol.10, 1978 (FHL book 977.3 B2is; from Evelyn Sigler 5/1985)
This issue of the periodical contains the Register of Slaves and Emancipation of Slaves from records found at the Gallatin Co. IL Clerk's Office, including the emancipation of Edmond and wife Phillis by James Duncan of Logan Co. KY in 1819; and the emancipation of Osborne by Samuel Duncan, Wm. R. Duncan, Willis Duncan and Wm. Roberts the guardian for George Duncan, John Duncan, Benjamin Duncan, Mary Duncan, and Henry Roberts, of Daviess Co. KY in 1822, witnesses include Warren Duncan.
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