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Duncans in Montgomery Co. IL


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1821 from Bond, Madison


1830 Montgomery Co. IL Census
West Fork Precinct
Pg.199  George Duncan      0020,01   - 1110,01
        Jesse Duncan       0000,01   - 0100,0000,1

1840 Montgomery Co. IL Census
        No Duncans indexed

1850 Montgomery Co. IL Census
Pg.124, #416-424, James RUTLEDGE 52 GA farmer $1000
                  Sarah 55 KY
                  Washington 23, Thomas 22 IL
                  Avaline R. (f) 16 IL
                  Sarah 7, Mary 4 IL
Pg.124, #416-425, William C. DUNCAN 23 UNK farmer $0
                  Parmela 29 IL (mar/in/year)
                  Hiram R. RUTLEDGE 15 IL farmer
                  (MAD: W.J. Duncan mar. Permelier Jane Rutledge 9/2/1850; one Mrs. Permelia J. Duncan mar. John Rafferty 7/25/1858)

1860 Montgomery Co. IL Census
Pg.86, #643-649, Matthew CYRUS 68 TN HOTEL, incl.
                  Geo. DUNCAN 22 IL fireman $0-$50
Pg.88, #657-663, Wm. DUNCAN 39 NC drayman $0-$25
                  Sarah E. 32 IN
                  David T? (T.N?) 12, Sarah L. 7 IL
                  Wm. S. 4, Laura Lee 2 IL
                  (MAD: 1850 Macoupin Co. IL census)
Twp.8N Range 5W of 3rd P.M.
Pg.137, #1007-1026, Allen DUNCAN 22 IL farmer $1200-$350
                  Jane 21 IL (not mar/in/year)
                  (MAD: ?? one Allen Duncan 11 IL in 1850 Washington Co. IL census; one A.Y. Duncan 12 IL in 1850 Macoupin Co. IL census; one Allen G. Duncan mar. Sarah J. Corzine 11/22/1857)
Pg.137, #1010-1029, John A. BARKAM 25 NY farmer $2125-$600
                  Anna 22 NJ
                  Gertrude 7/12 IL
                  John W. DUNCAN 20 IL farm laborer
                  John GRIZZEL 11 IL
                  Caroline CLARK 18 IL school teacher
Twp.9N Range 3W, P.O. Irving
Pg.278, #1999-2019, James M. SMITH 61 GA farmer $2000-$500
                  Sarah B. 64 SC
                  Hiram R. 29 IL dentist $0-$250
                  Mary F. DUNCAN 13 IL
                  Wm. A. 9 IL
Pg.283, #2041-2058, Geo. C. DUNCAN 33 MA mason $0-$150
                  Mary A. 33 MA
                  Chas. H. 9, Nelly A. (f) 7 MA
                  Kate L. (f) 1 IL
Pg.288, #2072-2081, Wm. DUNCAN 23 PA farmer $0-$700
                  Margaret 20 PA (mar/in/year)
                  Philomon McPHELAN? 26 PA day laborer
                  (MAD: one William Duncan mar. Margaret Bryan 11/3/1859 Madison Co. IL; one William S. Duncan mar. Margaret Vanderen 9/1/1859 Coles Co. IL; 1870 Jasper Co. IA census)

1870 Montgomery Co. IL Census (some also from Bobbie J. Duncan Rogers and from Lois Laird to Dorothy Franks to MAD)
Bear Creek Twp.
Pg.32, #249-244, BROWN, John 26 IL farmer $0-$450
                  Martha 25 IL keeping house
                  Mattie (f) 1 IL
                  DUNCAN, Katy 18 IL (blank)
                  MURPHY, Caroline 28 IL school teacher
E. Fork (Twp.)
Pg.75, #161-159, DUNCAN, Wesley (m) 37 IL farmer $600-$400
                  Mary 20 IL keeping house
                  Chas. 2 IL
                  Francis (m) 7/12 IL b.Dec.
Pg.76, #166-164, DUNCAN, A.F. (m) 50 NC farmer $1200-$1500
                  Sarah 49 IL keeping house
                  Wesley (m) 28 IL (blank occupation)
                  Caroline 25, John 22 IL (blank occupations)
                  Lewis (m) 21, Harriet 18 IL (blank occupations)
                  Asa (m) 10, James 8 IL
                  (MAD: Andrew Duncan, 1860 Macoupin Co. IL census)
Pg.76, #168-166, DUNCAN, George 34 IL farmer $1350-$750
                  Sarah 33 IL keeping house
                  Eddie (m) 7 IL
                  (MAD: ? son of Nathan Duncan of 1860 Macoupin Co. IL census; see pg.2325)
Irving Twp., 23 June 1870
Pg.146, #143-136, DUNCAN, A.Y. (m) 33 IL farmer $4000-$2000
                  Hettie 24 IL
                  Frances (f) 10, Jane 4 IL
                  A.G. (m) 2, Lizzie 4/12 IL b.Feb.
                  Ann 78 NC
                  William 43 IL
Pg.146, #148-141, DUNCAN, Ab (m) 49 IN farmer $3000-$100
                  Maggie 39 IN
                  Rachel 16, Chas. 14, Rob (m) 8 IL
Litchfield Twp.
Pg.164, #94-88, DUNCAN, Dan 33 IL farmer $1000-$1000
                  Susan 33 IL
                  Lewellen (f) 10, Thos. 8 IL
                  J.L.(m) 5, Chas. 2 IL
                  Sylvestor (m) 35 IL (blank) $0-$500
City of Litchfield, Ward 2
Pg.194, #118-116, Public House (hotel), including
                  DUNCAN, Louisa (f) 18 IL dining room waiter
City of Litchfield, Ward 3 (faint pages)
Pg.207, #51-51, DUNCAN, Sarah E. 41 IN keeping house & washing $1000-$0
                  Sarah S. 17, William J. 14 IL
                  Laura A. 11, James H. 8 IL
Pg.210, #98-94, DUNCAN, John W. 30 IL laborer on R.R. $0-$0
                  Abby J. 26 OH keeping house
                  Charles E. 7, Sarah E. 4 IL
                  George P. 1 IL
Nokomis Twp.
Pg.228, #169-165, DUNCAN, Wm. 40 IL farmer $1000-$800
                  M.(f) 33 IL keeps house
                  John 10, Fred (Terd?) (m) 8 IL
                  Hays (m) 6, Minie (f) 2 IL
                  Ida 12 IL
Pg.234, #358-250, DUNCAN, Absalom 75 TN farmer $600-$800
                  Margaret 40 TN
                  Rachel 19 TN
                  Chas. 10, Albert 3, James 1 IL
Pg.235, #271-262, DUNCAN, George 36 IL farmer $0-$0
                  Sarah 27 IL
                  Edgar 7 IL
                  (MAD: George W. Duncan mar. Sarah Johnson 2/21/1861)
Pg.241, #354-343, DUNCAN, George 25 TN farmer $300-$500
                  Sarah 21 IL keeping house
                  Edgar 1 IL
Twp.9 Range 5, Litchfield P.O.
Pg.285, #31-31, DUNCAN, Andw. J. 36 IL farmer $1800-$200
                  Charity (f) 27 IL keeping house
                  Albert O. 6, Nancy C. 4 IL
                  Minnie G. (f) 3 IL
                  (MAD: Andrew J. Duncan mar. Charity A. Ingram 2/12/1863 Macoupin Co. IL)
Twp.10 Range 5, Zanesville P.O.
Pg.296, #39-38, DUNCAN, Nathan 46 NC farmer $3000-$600
                  Malinda 36 IL keeping house
                  Henry 17 IL works on the farm
                  Frances S. (f) 13 IL
                  William W. 5, Robert 3 IL
                  Calvin (m) 1 IL
                  McDONALD, Martha 73? (?13?) IL (blank occupation)
                  (MAD: 1850 Macoupin Co. IL census, wife Catharine; mar. Mrs. Amanda McDonald 3/31/1864)

1880 Montgomery Co. IL Census (also from Lois Laird to Dorothy Franks to MAD)
South Litchfield, pg.17, SD 6, ED 153
Pg.348A, #179-181, McCOCKHEL?, Thomas 39 IL single farmer KY OH
                  Samuel 34 IL brother single farm laborer KY OH
                  Sarah 26 IL sister single house keeper KY OH
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 15 IL BLACK (relationship blank), single servant IL (blank)
Town of Litchfield, 6/7 & 6/8/1880, pg.25, SD 6, ED 154
Pg.362B, #260-267, DUNCAN, John W. 38 IL mar. carpenter NC NC
                  Abbie J. 36 OH wife keeping house NJ OH
                  Charles 17 IL son works on farm, arm broken, IL OH
                  Sarah 14 IL dau. attends school IL OH
                  George 11 IL son attends school IL OH
                  Harriett 9 IL dau. IL OH
                  Julia 7 IL dau. IL OH
                  Margaret 4 IL dau. IL OH
                  Rosa 3 IL dau. IL OH
                  Ida 3/12 IL b.March twin IL OH
                  John 3/12 IL b.March twin IL OH (line crossed out)
Town of Litchfield, pg.44, SD 6, ED 154
Pg.371D, #418-433, DUNCAN, Sarah E. 52 IN NC NC widow
                  William J. 23 IL son drayman, white swelling, NC IN
                  James W. 18 IL son apprentice to machinist, NC IN
                  ROHE, James E. 7 IL grandson NY IL
Litchfield, pg.79, SD 6, ED 154
Pg.389C, #750-789, DUNCAN, D.W. (m) 31 IL mar. bolt maker (blank) (blank)
                  Anna 30 IN wife keeping house (blank) (blank)
                  William 9 IL son IL IN
                  Grace 3 IL dau. IL IN
Rountree, pg.3, SD 6, ED 156
Pg.411C, #27-27, CHAPMAN, Charity 68 NC widow (blank) NC NC
                  Bazella (m) 28 IL son single farmer NC NC
                  Ella May 14 IL granddau. at home IL IL
                  DUNCAN, Asa J. (m) 20 IL servant works on the farm IN IL
Village of Witt, 6/3/1880, Pg.14, SD 6, ED 158
Pg.432D, #34-35, DUNCAN, D.A. (m) 45 IN NC NC farmer
                  Susan 40? (48?) IL wife keeping house (blank) (blank)
                  Ella 19 IL dau. at home IN IL
                  Thos. 17 IL son at home IN IL
                  Joseph 14 IL son at home IN IL
                  Charles 12 IL son IN IL
                  Anna 8 IL dau. IN IL
                  Wm. 4 IL son IN IL
Witt, Pg.21, SD 6, ED 158
Pg.441A, #189-190, DUNCAN, S.A. (m) 36 IL mar. laborer NC IL
                  Susan 32 MO ("Missouri") wife keeping house TN TN
                  Allen 3 IL son IL IL
                  Ardella 1 IL dau. IL IL
                  Benjamon 30 IL brother single painter NC IL
                  Andrew 22 IL brother single farm laborer NC IL
                  VERMILLION, James 50 VA (relationship blurred?) divorced, carpenter VA VA
Pg.441A, #190-191, DUNCAN, Lewis 29 IL mar. farmer NC IL
                  Nancy 28 IL wife keeping house IL IL
                  Mary 2 IL dau. IL IL
                  Asa 20 IL brother single laborer (blank) (blank)
Pg.441A, #192-193, DUNCAN, A.T. 62 NC mar. farmer VA NC
                  Villettie 38 IL wife keeping house KY KY
                  John R. 33 IL son single, at home, idiot, crippled, NC IL
                  James 15 IL son NC IL
                  Sarah E. 1 IL dau. NC IL
                  OZMENT, Hattie 13 IL step-dau. at home IL IL
                  Louis 11 IL stepson at home IL IL
                  Albert 9 IL stepson IL IL


"Reports of cases at law and in chancery argued and determined in the Supreme Court of Illinois, containing remaining cases decided at January term 1868, June term 1868, and part of those at September term 1868" by Norman L. Freeman; Illinois Reports, Vol.47, pgs.216 to 223 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 2/2004)
      CHARLES SHINKLE v. ISAAC LETCHER; Supreme Court of Illinois, Second Grand Division; 47 Ill. 216; January, 1868, Decided.
      WRIT OF ERROR to the Circuit Court of Montgomery county; the Hon. EDWARD Y. RICE, Judge, presiding.
      The facts are sufficiently stated in the opinion of the court.
      Mr. JUSTICE WALKER delivered the opinion of the Court:
      This was a suit in chancery, commenced in the Madison Circuit Court, to the May term 1864, by Charles Shinkle and against Isaac A Letcher and a number of other persons named in the bill as defendants. It alleges, that James L. D. Morrison filed his bill in the Madison Circuit Court in 1852, against Isaac A. Letcher, Mary Metcalf, Robert Duncan, James Duncan, Charles Cook, William Hadley, the unknown heirs of John Duncan, deceased, Jonathan Duncan, Ellen Ayres, Ann Ayres, Peter S. Ayres, heirs-at-law of Riscarick Ayres, deceased, and Louis E. Worcester, his administrator, and that complainant became a defendant to that suit; that in that bill Morrison charged that Edward Norton recovered a judgment in April, 1842, against James Duncan and Riscarick Ayres, for the sum of $2,000, and that Duncan had, previous to the recovery of the judgment, to defraud Norton, conveyed to Letcher the several tracts of land lying in Madison county for the pretended consideration of $3,225, when, in fact, no consideration was paid, and that Duncan remained in possession until the time of his death.
      That Morrison further alleged in that bill, that Letcher had confederated with John Duncan, a brother of James Duncan, and conveyed the lands to him for the expressed consideration of $2,500, but nothing was paid, and this conveyance was made to defraud Norton; that James Duncan died intestate, and Charles Cook became the administrator of his estate, and occupied these lands until January, 1848; that Hadley administered on John Duncan's estate; that several writs of fi. fa. had been issued, and various sums of money collected so as to reduce the judgment to the sum of $767; that Norton had given notice to Cook, the administrator, more than three months before the execution was issued on which the land was sold, that it would be sued out; that when the sheriff made a sale of the lands, Morrison became the purchaser for $270, the sum alleged to be then due on the judgment; that the sheriff subsequently made and delivered to him a deed for the lands. Morrison prayed in his bill to have these deeds, alleged to have been fraudulently made, set aside and the title vested in him; that on a hearing the relief sought was granted.
      This decree was subsequently affirmed in the Supreme Court. Shinkle further alleged in his bill, that Morrison subsequently conveyed the lands to William J. Matthews and Richey A. Davis, the wife of Thomas Davis, and that Matthews and Davis and wife conveyed to Jackson M. Johnson, in trust; that Hadley, as administrator of John Duncan, sold the lands, under an order of court, to Jonathan Duncan, for $800, and he conveyed a part of the land to complainant for $1,200, and another part for $225; that James Duncan and Riscarick Ayres had paid off and satisfied the judgment in favor of Norton and against them, before the execution was issued under which Morrison purchased.
      That Norton at the time executed an acquittance or release of the judgment to James Duncan, which is this:
      "EDWARD NORTON, vs. JAMES DUNCAN and RISCARICK AYRES. "Received from James Duncan and Riscarick Ayres, in cash, a note, and One Hundred and Sixty acres of land in the County of Clinton, and State of Illinois, conveyed to me by Geo. T. M. Davis, by deed of this date, five hundred dollars in full satisfaction and discharge of all my interest, right, title, claim and demand in and to the judgment recovered by me against them, in the St. Clair Circuit Court, being the only judgment I ever obtained against them. Witness my hand and seal, this 7th day of March. A. D. 1844. EDWARD NORTON, [SEAL.] In presence of GEO. T. M. DAVIS. G. A. SUTTER."
      The bill further alleges that Morrison knew of this release years before the sale was made by the sheriff of the lands to him; that he took an assignment from Gustavus Koerner and James Shields of a pretended interest in the judgment, which was made on the 10th of January, 1850, and long after the execution of the acquittance by Norton, when Koerner, Shields and Morrison well knew that Norton had executed it, and that the judgment was satisfied, paid off and discharged; that Shinkle was in possession of the S. E. qr., 20, (except 26 acres) T. 3. N., R. 8, W., of which Morrison seeks to dispossess him. That he has been in possession for about ten years; that he had been in possession of the other tract, until about the 10th of March, 1863, when Matthews and Thomas Davis took possession and claim under Morrison, and are committing waste. The bill charges notice of the fraud on all of the defendants before they severally acquired title to the premises; that had he known of the existence of the acquittance he would have set it up in his answer to Morrison's bill, but was not aware of it until after the decree was affirmed by the Supreme Court; that the decree obtained by Morrison was fraudulent and should be set aside, and there is a prayer to that end.
      To this bill Morrison and other defendants filed a demurrer and assigned various causes. It was sustained, and a decree rendered dismissing the bill. To reverse that decree the cause is brought to this court, and various errors are assigned on the record.
      The bill charges fraud on the part of Morrison, in acquiring title by means of a judgment which had been satisfied, of which he had knowledge at the time the sale was made, and he became the purchaser. If this is true, and the demurrer admits the fact, there can be no question that it was a fraud upon the rights of plaintiff in error, who has acquired the title of Duncan's heirs. If the judgment had been satisfied, and Morrison was cognizant of the fact, it was a gross fraud on his part to use it to purchase the land, and he could have had no right to the relief he obtained by his bill. It was a fraud upon the rights of the true owners of the land. If the judgment was satisfied, and Morrison knew it, then the purchase by Morrison under the execution, did not in equity divest Duncan's heirs of the title, and in equity, the purchaser at the administrator's sale acquired the title, and plaintiff in error succeeded to his rights by the conveyance to him.
      It is, however, urged that even if the judgment was satisfied, the acquittance, if it operated as a discharge of the judgment, was on file among the papers in the case, and being a matter of record, that the plaintiff in error had notice, and was bound to set it up, or failing to do so, he was bound by the decree in Morrison's favor, from relying upon it in this suit. This bill alleges that plaintiff in error had no knowledge of its existence, or he would have set it up, and relied upon it as a defense to that proceeding. It appears that the judgment itself was not in form satisfied upon the record, and it was equally within the reach and knowledge of Morrison as of the plaintiff in error, and the bill also charges actual notice that the judgment had been satisfied. If true, and it is admitted by the demurrer, then Morrison has obtained, with full knowledge of all the facts, an unreasonable, unjust and fraudulent advantage of plaintiff in error, and seeks to hold it by force of his decree in the former suit.
      As a general rule, parties are required to present all claims and defenses of which they have knowledge, and which may be litigated in a suit instituted between them, or they will be precluded from their assertion in a subsequent proceeding. Here was an apparent defense to Morrison's bill, and it was not set up and relied upon by plaintiff in error when vital interests were involved. Nothing less than the title to a large quantity of valuable land. Hence, we may reasonably infer that had plaintiff in error known of the receipt, he would certainly have relied upon it to defeat Morrison's recovery. It would seem to be highly probable that he had no knowledge in fact, of its existence. And if Morrison was only engaged in the prosecution of a groundless claim which he knew had no existence, and that it was a fraud, and highly unjust and iniquitous to enforce, it would certainly require less diligence on the part of plaintiff in error to let him in to rely upon the receipt, than if Morrison's claim had, in his belief, been just and equitable. When plaintiff in error saw that the judgment docket contained no entry of satisfaction, he, no doubt, concluded that it was unsatisfied, as such entries are usually made by the clerk when they are satisfied. He was, no doubt, misled by this fact, and prevented from searching the files. He had a right to suppose that all payments had been credited or noted on the judgment docket, and yet from the averments in Morrison's bill, it appears to have been open and unsatisfied.
      Had Morrison acted in good faith, and had he been ignorant of the satisfaction of the judgment, then a very different question of diligence would have been presented. But we are of the opinion that, as it stands confessed by the demurrer, the proceeding by Morrison was fraudulent, and designed by him for fraudulent purposes; that plaintiff in error is not estopped from setting up the receipt to defeat the inequitable advantage obtained by Morrison. And if his grantees had notice of the fraud, as the demurrer confesses they had, they occupy the same position to the case as did their grantor.
      It is, however, insisted that the receipt was only intended as a satisfaction of a portion of the judgment; that the attorneys who obtained it had an interest in it, and that Norton did not intend to, nor did he, release or discharge that portion, and that Morrison claims under the attorneys. This may all be true, but it does not appear in the bill; but it is alleged that the receipt was given in full satisfaction of the judgment, and it is admitted by the demurrer. If such are the facts, they should be set up in an answer, where they may, no doubt, be made available. The receipt is executed by the plaintiff, and it states that it is in full satisfaction and discharge of all his interest and claim in the judgment. It appeared by the record, that he had the entire interest in the judgment. He was sole plaintiff, and the legal presumption would be that he had the entire interest and benefits which it might confer. In equity, others might acquire rights by becoming holders, either in whole or in part, and such holders, acting in good faith, without notice, would be protected. And if Morrison purchased of persons having an equitable interest in the judgment, he acquired their title, and would have the right to explain this receipt as he would any other. If Norton, in satisfying his interest, did not, and the parties so understood it, intend to satisfy more than his equitable share of the judgment, then Morrison may show that fact, and thereby establish a foundation to support his purchase at the sheriff's sale, especially so, as plaintiff in error acquired his title without knowledge of, or reference to, this receipt. When he purchased, it was with the notice only which the record afforded without the receipt. Whatever the proof may show, we are of the opinion that the allegations of the bill show a right to relief, and the demurrer should have been overruled and the defendant permitted to answer. The decree of the court below is, therefore, reversed and the cause remanded for further proceedings.
      Decree reversed.


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, Allen Y., widow Duncan, Jennie A.; I 122 IL Inf.; 1892 June 9, Invalid Appl. #1115779, Cert. #962311, MO; 1907 May 20, Widow Appl. #869867, Cert. #668335, MO. (MAD: of Litchfield [Montgomery Co.] IL per IL Civil War database; 1860 Montgomery Co. IL census; one Allen G. Duncan mar. Sarah J. Corzine 11/22/1857, one Allen J. Duncan mar. Miss Jane A. Comer 7/23/1874)
      Duncan, Sylvester A., widow Duncan, Hannah, minor Gray, S.P., Gdn.; I 122 Ill. Inf.; 1883 May 7, Invalid Appl. #482515, Cert. #281042, Ill.; 1898 April 26, Widow Appl. #675282, no cert., MO; 1899 Feb. 23, Minor Appl. #692450, no cert., MO. (MAD: 1860 Macoupin Co. IL, b.1844 IL; 1880 Montgomery Co. IL; mar. Hannah Williams 1892)
      Duncan, Wesley W.; L 3 Ill. Cav.; 1890 March 17, Invalid Appl. #762189, Cert. #683738, Ill. (MAD: of Litchfield [Montgomery Co.] IL per IL Civil War database; 1850-1860 Macoupin Co. IL census with Andrew T. Duncan; Wesley Wilson Duncan mar. Mary E. Garrison 11/2/1865)

HISTORIES before 1923

1882 "History of Bond and Montgomery Cos. IL" by William Henry Perrin (from Chas. R. Wilson 5/1979, and SUTRO fiche G3 LH 4501, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL film 934,970 item 3)
      No Duncan or Bateman biography indexed
      Part II, Biographical; Montgomery Co., Pitman Twp, pg.267: JOHN D. STREET, retired farmer, Girard, was born in Shelby Co., Ky., August 10, 1820 to David and Catherine (Duncan) Street; his early life was spent in receiving a common school education and assisting in tilling the soil of his father's farm; he was brought to Illinois, Macoupin Co., by his parents in 1831; in 1841 he left home and embarked on his career in life as a hired hand; in 1842, he moved to Iowa, where he remained four years, and, while there, experienced many hardships, such as ....
      In 1847, he returned to Macoupin County and engaged in farming, which he followed for about a year, after which he again worked by the month, or day, at carpentering, and, in fact, at anything he could find to do ... In 1856 he went to Texas ... he returned to Montgomery Co. IL, in 1857, ....
      Mr. Street was married, April 3, 1862, to Mary E. Banning; she was born in Illinois in 1838; ... The father of Mr. Street was born in Virginia in 1785, and died in 1855; he was a farmer and stone mason; he was among the early setlers of Kentucky, and also of Illinois; his wife, and mother of J.D. Street, was born in Virginia Aug. 26, 1788; was brought to [Shelby Co.] KY by her parents when quite a small child; she died November 4, 1836; she was the mother of eleven children, of whom our subject was the sixth child. ....

"Past and present of Montgomery County, Illinois" by Jacob L. Traylor; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1904, 768 pgs. (LH8173, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.124,127: J.P. PRICE, Montgomery Co., farmer, East Fork township. He was born in Fayette county, Illinois, October 22, 1849, a son of Thomas and Celia (Duncan) Price. The father, a native of Virginia, remained in that state until about twenty years of age, when he removed to Tennessee, where he carried on general farming, ... he died in the year 1861. In his family were eight children, three sons and five daughters, of whom four are now living. J.P. Price remained a resident of Fayette Co. until age 16, then to Montgomery Co., married Dec. 13, 1872, to Miss Helen Isabel McNitt, a daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Cress) McNitt. ....
      Pg.457-458: ELIAS N. PRAY, ... farming, Audubon township, born on 25 Sept. 1857 in Uniondale, Dutchess Co. N.Y., son of George D. and Nancy (Baker) Pray, ... Elias N. ... to Montgomery Co. IL in 1880. George D. Pray had 3 sisters and 3 brothers but all are now deceased; he died when 45 years of age and his wife at the age of 43 years. In their family were two sons and two daughters who are yet living, and one son who is deceased, Elias N. being the eldest of the family. George died in Chicago in August, 1883. Ida is the wife of Charley Duncan, a resident of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York. Martha resides at Chestnutridge, in Dutchess county. Seward, the youngest, married Cassie Chase, of Rosemond, Illinois, ....

1891 "Portrait & Biographical Record of Macoupin County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, governors of the state and of the presidents of the United States" pub. by Biographical Publ. Co. (from Sue Monaghan; FHL film 924,426 item 1 and 1,000,501 item 5 and FHL book 977.383 D3p)
      Pg.409: GEORGE W. DUNCAN, who resides on section 3, Cahokia Township, where he carries on general farming and stock raising, is a representative of one of the pioneer families of the county, his father, Dr. Nathan Duncan, having here settled at an early day. He was born in North Carolina as were the grandparents of our subject and the family is of English origin. The Doctor married a North Carolina lady, Miss E. Lavina Linebarger, whose parents, natives of Pennsylvania, were of German descent. Two children were born unto them, Mary and Absalom, but before they left [Lincoln Co.] NC the daughter died. The Doctor with his wife and son and her parents came to the North, locating first in Indiana and after a year the Duncan family came to Illinois, locating first on the farm which is now occupied by our subject. This land the Doctor entered from the Government and in true pioneer style he began life, being one of the first settlers of the township. The nearest postoffice was in Carlinville, fifteen miles away and their markets were St. Louis and Alton, where they journeyed with oxteams, five days being required to make the trip. Some years later Dr. and Mrs. Duncan went to Montgomery Co. IL, where the lady, who was a consistent member and active worker in the Methodist Church, died at the age of seventy-five. The Doctor survived his wife some years and passed away in Sherman [Grayson Co.], Tex. He became a prominent man in every community in which he resided ....
      The subject of this sketch first opened his eyes to the light of day on the farm which is still his home, February 13, 1834, and there his childhood and youth were passed. It has been his home continuously since yet he has traveled extensively over the country. He has been engaged in the stock business both in Illinois and Kansas on his own account and for other parties and in this way has come in contact with many people. His travels have made him familiar with the ways of the world ....
      In Montgomery Co. IL, Mr. Duncan led to the marriage alter Miss Sarah O. Johnston, who was born in Plainfield, Will Co. IL, in 1843, and when young removed to Montgomery County with her parents, Andrew and Laura (Maltby) Johnston, who located in Litchfield, where .... finally went to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where Mr. Johnston's death occurred. His widow is yet living in that State, at the age of three-score and ten.
      Six children grace the union of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, of whom four are yet living: Edgar, who married Alice Simmons, is engaged in farming and stock raising in Dickinson Co. KS; Laura B., O. Leroy and Myrtie are at home; Minnie is now deceased; and the sixth child died in infancy. .... With the history of this county he has been identified for fifty-seven years ....

1876 "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois : centennial record" by John Carroll Power, pub. Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson & Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book; FHL book 977.356 D3p and film 1,000,513 item 4; also from Carolyn Jensen, Sue Monaghan, Donald Neal Duncan)
      Pg.739: Aaron Vandever, b. 7 Feb. 1785 in VA, m. June 1805 in Henry Co. KY to Nancy French, b. 19 Nov 1789 in NC. Of their 11 children, Zipporah, born in May 1827, married 25 Mar 1847 to William T. Duncan. Mrs. Zipporah Duncan died 31 Dec 1849, leaving one daughter, Amanda Duncan, who lives in Montgomery Co. IL. (MAD: 1850 Mortality Schedule shows Zipporan Duncan, age 22, died in Christian Co. IL)


Todd Co. KY Deeds (FHL film 355,908)
      H-37: 29 Sept. 1832, Sanford H. King and wife Nancy of Robertson Co. TN, Thomas D. Price and wife ??? (dark copy) of Fayette Co. KY, and William Irwin and wife Polly and Asenith Duncan and Samuel Duncan of Todd Co. KY, to John Duncan and William Duncan of Todd Co. KY, $500, their interest in land belonging to the heirs of William Duncan decd, 260 acres on Whipporwill, adj. the tract John Duncan purchased of Callwill Kenny?, adj. Christopher Gordon, Barney Smith, being the same tract of land that Joseph Baker now lives on and the tract that John and the widow Duncan formerly lived on. /s/ Sanford H. King, Nancy King, Asenith Duncan, Samuel L. Duncan, Wm. Irvin, Polly Irwin. Wit. Bu?? Irvin, Samuel A. Huletuson? (handwriting very difficult to read)
      J-308: 22 June 1836, Aseneth Duncan, widow devisee of William Duncan decd, William Irvin and wife Polly and Mary F. Bingamon of Todd Co. KY, Sandford H. King and wife Nancy of Barry Co. MO, and Thomas Price and wife Celia of Montgomery Co. IL, heirs at law of said William Duncan decd, to William Duncan and John Duncan, both Todd Co. KY; that Aseneth Duncan for $100, and Mary H. Bingamon for $12.50, and William Irvin and wife Polly for $100, and Sandford H. King and wife Nancy for $100, and Thomas Price and wife Celia for $100, paid by William and John Duncan; deed to William and John Duncan all our right, etc. to land on Whipporwill, adj. Christopher Gordon, Craighorn, about 286 acres. Certifications in other courts.

Shelby Co. KY Deed (FHL film 259,242)
      K2-174: 7 March 1845, Caleb W. Trailor and wife Martha late Martha Duncan, one of the daughters of Nimrod Duncan decd. of Montgomery Co. IL, to Joseph Duncan of Shelby Co. KY, $380, our undivided interest in 180 acres on Tick Creek where Nimrod Duncan lived when he died. Both signed, no wit.


"Edwardsville Intelligencer" Edwardsville [Madison Co.], Illinois, Wednesday, January 6, 1892 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 2/2004)
      Dr. A.T. Duncan and wife, of Litchfield [Montgomery Co.], spent New Year's day with his son, Dr. W.W. Duncan.


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