Duncan research files of
1830 Morgan Co. IL Census (looking for Canaday families from Warren Co. KY) Pg. 55 John Harris 0010,1 - 2110,1 64 John Harris 2010,01 - 1210,01 67 Isaac R. Bennett 2100,1 - 0000,1 69 Solomon Harris 2110,01 - 1200,1 Thomas j. Harris 1000,1 - 0002 71 George Harris 0000,1 - 0000,1 Emanuel Metcalf 1020,2001 - 0100,1001 75 Rice Duncan 0001,0001 - 1220,01 (MAD: 1820 Madison Co. IL census; 1840 Sangamon Co. IL census) 101 Wm. Harris 0000,1 - 1000,1 113 Nathan Harris 2100,111 - 1100,2 105 John Canaday 2120,101 - 0001,11 Sarah Canaday 01 - 0020,01 1840 Morgan Co. IL Census Pg.392 John Duncan 1121,021 - 1211,1201 395 G.S. Duncan 0221,1111 - 2102,101 Joseph Dunam? 1130,1111 - 2102,111 409 John S. Duncan 1000,1 - 0000,1 411 Joseph Duncan 2100,031 - 2200,41 (MAD: 1820 Jackson Co. IL Census) 1840 Morgan Co. IL Census (HeritageQuest image 8/2008, from information of Gary Morrison 1/2008) Pg.460 Conway Miller 1000,1 - 1000,1001 (GM & MAD: Robert C. Miller mar. Martha Duncan 1/5/1832 Jefferson Co. TN; 1850 Davis Co. IA) Pg.466 Abraham Childers 0211,0010,1 - 0110,01 (GM & MAD: Abraham Childers mar. Eleanor Dunkin 6/30/1823 Jefferson Co. TN; 1850 Davis Co. IA)
1850 Morgan Co. IL Census (part also from Bill Fox to Lois Laird to Dorothy Franks to me 11/1990)
Pg.190, #280-287, A.N. MARTIN (m) 30 CAN blacksmith $2000
M. (f) 23 TN
J. (m) 6, C.A. (f) 4, C.L. (m) 1 IL
E. DANKAN (f) 10 IL
J?. PATTERSON (m) 22 ENG blacksmith
J. McJANIS? (m) 25 SCT saddler
A. PHILLIPS (m) 23 GERMany blacksmith
Pg.194, #348-362, H. DUNCAN (m) 55 KY BLACK drayman $600
C. (f) 35 MO MULATTO
E. (f) 14, M. (f) 14 IL BLACK
P. LAGAN (f) 55 DE
M.A. MORSE (f) 18 IL BLACK
Jacksonville, taken 8/7/1850
Pg.199, #397-419, E.C. DUNCAN (f) 42 UNK -- $30,000
M.L. (f) 17 PA
A.C. (f) 16 DC
J. (m) 15 IL student
J.S. (f) 13, A.C. (f) 10 IL
M. McAVEY (f) 19 Ireland
(MAD: Elizabeth C., widow of Gov. Joseph Duncan)
County, taken 10/7/1850
Pg.282, #1370-1606, James DUNCAN 58 KY farmer $3000
Margaret 52 MD
Anna 28, Margaret 22 IL
Patrick FINNET 22 IRE laborer
(MAD: brother of Gov. Joseph Duncan)
County, taken 10/16/1850
Pg.300, #1815-1837, Major SPENCER 25 IL farmer $200
Nancy 23 KY
Elizabeth 4, Sarah 2 IL
Pg.300, #1816-1858, Greenup DUNCAN 44 KY farmer $300
Thomasin 36 KY
William 18 IL
Ann PATTERSEN 17 Ireland
(MAD: 1840 Greene Co. IL census; said to be son of Nimrod Duncan and Lucy Browning of Logan Co. KY)
County, taken 10/25/1850
Pg.327, #2192-2240, Wotin HABY 23 (m) TN farmer
Sarah 2 IL
E. DUNCAN (m) 19 IL laborer
County, taken 10/28/1850
Pg.334, #2300-2350, John B. DUNCAN 33 TN carpenter
Adeline 27 KY
Margaret 5, John 2, William 3/12 IL
Joseph KINGSBY 28 NY school teacher
James CARPENTER 21 IA farmer
County, taken 10/29/1850
Pg.335, #2307-2357, John LUTHERAL 40 UNK farmer $2000
Margaret 29 TN
William 18, Hiram 16, Martha 14 IL
James 11, Isaac 9, Tabitha 3 IL
Jane DUNCAN 70 NC
(MAD: widow of John Duncan)
Pg.335, #2310-2360, Reuben WRIGHT 21 VA farmer $1600
Benjamin 26 KY, Kesiah (f) 43 KY
Polly DUNHAM 22 IL
County, taken 11/13/1850
Pg.359, #2632-2691, S.S. DUNCAN (m) 40 KY merchant
Mary 29 KY
James 10, Evelina 5 IL
Elizabeth ROGERS 15 KY
(MAD: Sidney S. Duncan mar. Mary Rogers 11/28/1836; from Sangamon Co. IL)
1860 Morgan Co. IL Census (part also from Bill Fox to Lois Laird to Dorothy Franks to me 11/1990)
Pg.327, #23-23, Elizabeth C. DUNCAN 50 NY (blank) $50,000-$2500
Joseph 24 IL
Julia L. 22 IL
A.M. HAMILTON (f) 50 DC
Joannah STOUTS 25 IRE servant
A.J. CAROON (m) 12 ENG laborer
Thomas LEWIS 20 IL laborer
Pg.358, #236-231, Henry DUNCAN 70 VA BLACK "no occupation" $0-$0
Clarissa? 44 VA BLACK
Pg.384, #434-421, Jordan DUNCAN 38 KY MULATTO teamster
Martha 33 KY MULATTO
May L. 13 KY MULATTO
Solomon 2 IL MULATTO
Pg.425, #727-701, S.S. DUNCAN (m) 50 KY Gentleman $6000-$250
Mary A. 37 KY
J.V. (m) 20 KY "no occupation"
Mary E. 14, William 6 KY (all use ditto for state)
Pg.426, #738-712, J.B. DUNCAN (m) 43 TN lawyer $2500-$100
Adeline G. 37 KY
Margaret E. 15, John J.H. 11 IL
William W. 10, Mary Rose 6 IL
Emma Lee 5, Lila Belle 3 IL
Duck Zales (m) 3/12 IL
Murrayville Precinct, P.O. Jatan, taken 6/28/1860, by W.L. Dunlap
Pg.496, #1221-1191, Greenup B. DUNCAN 54 KY farmer $3200-$1000
Tomasin (f) 50 KY
Pg.496, #1222-1192, Major SPENCER 25 IL farmer $2800 $950
Nancy J. 24 KY
Elizabeth 13, Sarah J. 11, Henry M. 9 IL
Leander 6, Greenup 4, Octavia 2 IL
Pg.503, #1270-1240, William DUNCAN 25 IL farmer $1200-$520
Isabella J. 23 IL
John G. 2, Eliza 1 IL
(KDC: William H. Duncan mar. Isabel J. Lemmons 3/31/1853 in Greene Co. IL)
Pg.527, #1421-1391, IL Institution for the Education of the
Deaf and Dumb - several pages, including:
Nathaniel DUNCAN 19 IL pupil
1870 Morgan Co. IL Census (part also from Bill Fox to Lois Laird to Dorothy Franks to me 11/1990)
Pg.358, #225-227, DUNCAN, Robert 24 PA RR hand $0-$0
Eliza 58 PA keep house
Robert 8, Jane 4, Julia 2 IL
(MAD: ? Eliza 42 PA, Robert 14 PA & other ch. in 1860 Indiana Co. PA census, she the widow of Alexander Duncan)
Pg.358, #226-228, DUNCAN, Saml. 34 PA RR hand
Kate 27 OH keep house
William 10, Albert 8 IA
Mary 4 IL
Pg.378, #8-8, DUNCAN, Adeline 47 KY boarding house $1000-$200
John 21 IL blacksmith $0-$0
Wallace 20 IL carpenter $0-$0
Mary 16, Emma 15, Lilla (f) 13 IL
Richard 10, Charles 8 IL
CREWS, Josiah 45 KY physician $0-$0
Pg.382, #57-57, DUNCAN, John 40 SCT farmer $2000-$150
Cyrene (f) 40 IL keeps house
Frances (f) 14, Isabel 11, Jenette 5 CA
Marion (f) 2, Jessie (f) 2 CA
Pg.397, #276-276, HART, William 34 IL farmer $2460-750
Mary 33 IL keeps house
Melchi (m) 13, Nancy 11, Telitha 10 IL
William 9, George 8, Louisa 5, Janette 1 IL
Moses 16 IL
DUNCAN, Jefferson 19 IL laborer $0-$0
Jacksonville Ward 2
Pg.482, #37-38, BROWN, William 28 MO lawyer $10,000-$500
Clara 23 IL keep house
Kate 3, Loyd 1 IL
PATTERSON, Mary 12 IL servant
JOHNSON, Peter 22 SWEDEN day laborer
DUNCAN, Sidney (m) 59 NY retail dry goods $6000-$400
Jacksonville Ward 3
Pg.534, #399-429, McDOUGAL, William 34 SCT blacksmith $2000-0
Elizabeth 23 CANADA
Lizzie (f) 20 CANADA
Frederick 6, Gertrude 4 IL
DUNCAN, Andrew 20 CANADA clerk $0-$0
COLE, Mary 22 IL servant
Jacksonville Ward 4 (pg.568 faint)
Pg.543-4, #52-52, Academy, all female pupils
DUNCAN, Mary 16 IA pupil
(and many other pupils and teachers)
Pg.564, #253-253, DUNCAN, Jordan 50 KY BLACK works brick yard $1800-$0
Martha 46 KY MULATTO keep house
Solomon 13, Thomas 9, David 4, IL MULATTO
Pg.567, #297-298, KIRBY?, Edward 38? IL lawyer $32,500-$3,000
Julia 31 IL keep house
NANCY, Valentine (f) 19 MADeria domestic servant
DeFRETAS??, John 14? MADeria at school
DUNCAN, Elizabeth 61 NY at home $20,000-$6,000
(MAD: Edward P. Kirby mar. Julia Duncan 10/28/1862)
Pg.568, #300-300, DUNCAN, Henry 62 ME lawyer $8000-$4000
Phebe 51 PA keep house
Grace 25, May 21 IL
Katie 16, Harry (m) 14 IL
Pg.657, #71-72, DUNCAN, William 39 IL farmer $8400-$6000
Isabella 3 IL keeps house
John 12, Eliza 10, William 8, Edward 3 IL
ASH, Sylvester 18 IL farm hand
(MAD: 2nd digit of Isabella's age missing; Bill Fox: Isabella age 37?)
Wrights Precinct, P.O. Murrayville, 6/18, by R.C. Samuel
Pg.664, #40-40, SPENCER, Major (m) 46 IL farmer $5000-$1000
Mary J. 42 KY keeps house
Leander (m) 16, Greenup (m) 14 IL
Octavia (f) 12, Philip 10 IL
(MAD: no second marriage listed for Major Spencer in IL marriage database)
Pg.664, #41-41, DUNCAN, Greenup (m) 64 KY farmer $600-$1000
Tomasin (f) 59 KY keeps house
1880 CENSUS, TOWNSHIP 13 RANGE 10, MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (partial; from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2005)
PAGE 291C, SD 6, ED 176
JOHN G., AGE 22, HEAD, M'd DURING CENSUS YR., FARMER, IL./IL./IL.
IDA I., AGE 20, WIFE, KEEPING HOUSE, IL./VA./IL.
PAGE 293D, SD 6, ED 176
WILLIAM H., AGE 46, HEAD, FARMER, IL./KY./KY.
ISABELLA J., AGE 43, WIFE, KEEPING HOUSE, IL./KY.TN.
WILLIAM H., AGE 19, SON, FARM HAND, ATTENDED SCHOOL, IL./IL./IL.
EDWARD, AGE 13, SON, FARM HAND, ATTENDED SCHOOL, IL./IL./IL.
FRANCIS, AGE 7, SON, IL./IL./IL.
EMMA, AGE 5, DAUGHTER, IL./IL./IL.
ELLA, AGE 3, DAUGHTER, IL./IL./IL.
LUCY, AGE 1, DAUGHTER, IL./IL./IL.
1900 CENSUS, MURRAYVILLE DISTRICT 98, MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2005)
PAGE 37A, SD 10, ED 98
JOHN, HEAD, OCT 1857, AGE 42, M'd 21 YRS., IL./IL./IL, FARMER
IDA I., WIFE, NOV 1859, AGE 40, 2 CHI. BORN, 1 LIVING, IL./IL./IL.
HARVEY, SON, APR 1882, AGE 18, SINGLE, ATTENDED SCHOOL 6 MTHS., IL./IL./IL.
(KDC: ALL CAN READ/WRITE/SPEAK ENGLISH)
PAGE 17B, SD 10, ED 98
WM., HEAD, NOV 1832, AGE 67, M'd 47 YRS., IL./KY./KY, LANDLORD
ISABELLE J., WIFE, MCH 1836, AGE 64, 11 CHI. BORN, 7 LIVING, IL./IL./IL.
LUCY, DAUGHTER, DEC 1878, AGE 21, SINGLE, IL./IL./IL.
(KDC: ALL CAN READ/WRITE/SPEAK ENGLISH)
1910 CENSUS, NORTONVILLE PRECINCT, MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2005)
PAGE 48B, SD 11, ED 115
HARVEY G., HEAD, AGE 28, M1 7 YRS., IL./IL./IL, FARMER/GEN'L FARM, CAN READ/WRITE
ELLA M., WIFE, AGE 29, 3 CHI. BORN, 3 LIVING, IL./IL./IL, CAN READ/WRITE
WAYNE M., SON, AGE 4, IL./IL./IL.
ERNEST L., SON, AGE 2, IL./IL./IL.
JOHN W., SON, AGE 1 0/12, IL./IL./IL.
(KDC: 1920 Greene Co. IL census)
1930 CENSUS, JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT 15, MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2005)
PAGE 149B, ED 69-15, SD 20
928 SOUTH EAST STREET
HARVEY, HEAD, OWNS $3400., AGE 48, M'd AT 20, IL./IL./IL, SHIPPING CLK./BAKERY
MAY, WIFE, AGE 49, M'd AT 21, IL./IL./IL
EARNEST, SON, AGE 23, M'd AT 20, IL./IL./IL, WATCH MAKER/JEWELRY STORE
DOROTHY, DAU-IN-LAW, AGE 21, M'd AT 18, IL./IL./IL.
ROBERT L., GRANDSON, AGE 2, IL./IL./IL.
WAYNE, SON, AGE 24, IL./IL./IL, MEAT CUTTER/BUTCHER SHOP
JOHN, SON, AGE 21, IL./IL./IL, STAMPER/BOOK BINDERY
BESSIE, DAUGHTER, AGE 17, IL./IL./IL, ATTENDS SCHOOL
ISABELLA, DAUGHTER, AGE 7, IL./IL./IL, ATTENDS SCHOOL
(KDC: 1920 Greene Co. IL census)
Morgan Co. IL Marriages (FHL film 1,317,641 index 1827-1837, 1837-1861)
William Duncan to Clementine French, lic. #383 2/1/1830, mar. 2/3/1830 by John Smith, M., A-7 (MAD: 1850 Macoupin Co. IL census)
Sidney S. Duncan to Mary Rodgers, lic. #1635 11/28/1836, mar. 12/8/1836 by John C. Rogers, A-45
Margaret Duncan to John Luttrell, lic. #534 3/11/1831, mar. 3/13/1831 by William Woods, Commr, A-11
Frances Duncan to Samuel Shanklin, lic. #4413 12/14/1835, mar. 11/15/1835 (sic) by John Davidson, A-38 (MAD: should be 12/15/1835 from other dates) (MAD: said to be dau. of Nimrod Duncan and Lucy Browning of Logan Co. KY, to Fayette Co. IL)
Henry Duncan to Mary Walden/Walder?, lic. #277 2/24/1838, mar. 2/25/1838 by John T. Mitchell, E.M.E.C., B-10
John B. Duncan to Adeline G. Wright, lic. #1246 3/20/1844, mar. 3/21/1844 by Maning Mayfield JP, B-42
Henry Duncan (col) to Clarissa Scott (col), lic. #1503 2/14/1846, mar. 2/14/1846 by Wm. J. Rutledge, MG, B-50
Susannah Duncan to Andrew P. Tannehill, lic. #123 8/8/1837, mar. 8/10/1837 by Jacob Spaifower (sic), B-5
Caroline E. Duncan to Charles W. Price, lic. #918 1/12/1842, mar. 1/13/1842 by John McElfresh MG, B-31
Nancy Jane Duncan to Major Spencer, lic. #1223 2/19/1844, mar. 2/20/1844 by Edward Wyatt JP, B-41
Elizabeth Duncan (col) to William Swann (col), lic. #3126 10/19/1854, mar. 10/19/1854 by Andrew Jackson, B-100
Mary Louisa Duncan to Charles Edward Putnam, lic. #3159 12/9/1854, mar. 12/9/1854 by L.M. Glover MG, B-101
Mary Ann Duncan to William A. Hubbard, lic. #3782, mar. 8/18/1857 by A.W. Jackson, B-121
Martha Duncan (col) to Silas Elbert (col), lic. #3875 12/3/1857, mar. 12/3/1857 by Aiken? Sutton, JP, B-124
Laura M. Duncan to Marion Hark? (MAD: Hart, from others), lic. #4688 9/6/1861, mar. 9/8/1861 by (illeg), B-149
Morgan Co. IL Marriages (FHL film 1,317,641)
Index 1861-1867 (did not try to copy all)
Duncan, J.C., C-25
Vol. C, pg.25, #1021, license Dec. 25, 1865, Jonathan C. Duncan to Jennie Allis, married by Isaac Hill JP, Dec. 28, 1865, returned Jan. 9, 1866. (MAD: see Columbus Duncan in 1850 Grayson Co. VA census and 1870 and 1880 Sangamon Co. IL census)
Morgan Co. IL Will Record (FHL film 1,317,859; copied to ca 1856)
A2-205: Will of Joseph Duncan, weak and afflicted in body; my wife and children being provided an ample estate and income by her father and their grandfather the late James R. Smith, I do not desire to do a great deal more for them; to my wife in trust for herself and my children the household and kitchen furniture ... Should my sister Polly Ann Linn be at any time in indigent circumstances, $1000 be invested by executors in land for her sole & separate use & support. Executors pay $10 or $15 to (blank) Arnett. To the heirs of Joseph Cooley then living one greater section of my lands in IL. $100 to erect a new house in which to worship Almighty God in Jacksonville. $2000 to aid in establishment in neighborhood of Jacksonville an institution for relief & education of the blind, and like sum for lunatic asylum. Suit now pending US vs. myself & others as sureties of William Linn, late ?? of public monies at the land office Vandalia IL, to be defended to the last extremity & if my estate is forced to pay the defalcation of Linn as sought to be recovered, I direct my executors to petition congress year after year until the amount so unjustly collected shall be refunded to my estate. I issued some Warsaw stock in the name of James Boormans? to secure him in the payment of a debt from me to him, he having declined to take said stock, ... it constitutes a part of my estate. Notes due by me to William Brown and William & Harrel B. Brown as executors of William Brown decd. Remainder to be equally divided between my children and their offspring. Appoint brother James M. Duncan and friend William Brown executors with security. Wit. John Todde?, James King, Wm. C. Scott. Codicil 14 Jan. 1844, appoint my friend Doct. Daniel Pierson one of executors. Same wit. Proved 18 Jan. 1844 on oaths of Jas. King, Wm. C. Scott.; J.M. Duncan, Wm. Brown, Danl. C. Pierson appt. executors; James M. Duncan bond, William Brown bond, Daniel C. Pierson bond. (MAD: Hon. Joseph Duncan of IL mar. in Washington City [D.C.] to Miss Elizabeth Caldwell Smith, from "National Banner & Nashville Whig," Sat., May 31, 1828; from "Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851" by Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., FHL book 976.8 V2L. Gov. Joseph Duncan was born in Bourbon Co. KY 2/22/1794, d. 1/15/1844, from "Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1971", AL State Arch. X 92-I S doc 92.8, pg.885-6 from Donna Little, 8/1982)
A2-239: Bond of William Thomas, Dennis Rockwell, James Dunlap, Cornelius F. Cook, Joseph J. Cassell and Bezaliel Gillett, 13 July 1844, for William Thomas, admr. of will of Joseph Duncan; that although the will did not require the executors to give bond, the probate judge did as a result of another condition in the will; James M. Duncan, William Brown and Daniel C. Pierson refused to post bond, letters testamentary were revoked to them 29 Jan. 1844, and William Thomas was appointed administrator.
B-83: Will of Ann M. Duncan; being under many obligations for the kindness shown to me by my father, mother and sisters; to my brother-in-law Charles W. Price in trust all my estate, consisting chiefly of following (land description not copied here; land in Morgan Co. IL, Fayette Co. IL); land in trust for support of my father James M. Duncan and my mother Margarett T. Duncan during their joint lives, and the survivor for his or her life; if necessary a portion be sold; after their deaths to my sisters Caroline C. Price and Margaret Jane Duncan, share and share alike. Appoint Charles W. Price executor. Sept. 18, 1851. Wit. Wm. Brown, Susan B. Brown. Proved on oath of witnesses 27 Jan. 1851. Bond posted by Charles W. Price and James M. Duncan, for Charles W. Price to act as exec.
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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 J., widow Duncan, Sue D.; C 16 ILL Inf.; 1865 May 6, Invalid Appl. #67608, Cert. #89667; 1916 Aug. 12, Widow Appl. #970118, Cert. #735753, Wash. (MAD: enlisted Bethel, Morgan Co. IL; 1900 Spokane Co. WA, b.1836 TN, Susanna b.1837 OH; 1870 Douglas Co. IL)
Duncan, Edward, widow Duncan, Emily R.; I 134 PA Inf.; 1896 Jan. 25, Invalid Appl. #1173645, Cert. #918406, Ill.; 1918 Feb. 28, Widow Appl. #1115627, Cert. 844098, Ill. (MAD: 1850 Beaver Co. PA census; mar. 1869 Jackson Co. IN; to Morgan Co. IL; see history)
Duncan, John B., widow Duncan, Adeline G.; Capt. H 32 Ill. Inf.; 1864 Aug. 8, Widow Appl. #60231, Cert. #97755. (MAD: 1850 Morgan Co. IL census; see Franklin Co. IL)
Duncan, John H., widow Duncan, Mary S.; C 145 Ill. Inf.; 1890 Aug. 11, Invalid Appl. #845125, Cert. #621276, Ill; 1892 Oct. 28, Widow Appl. #563056, Cert. #385923, Ill. (MAD: enlisted in Franklin, Morgan Co. IL; 1880 Morgan Co. IL)
Duncan, Montraville; H 105 Ill. Inf.; 1880 June 11, Invalid Appl. #376255, Cert. #263937. (MAD: 1850 Grayson Co. VA census; Mountavale M. Duncan of Morgan Co. IL per IL Civil War database; indexed on 1870 Macoupin Co. IL census)
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"The Alton Telegraph and Democratic Review" "United, we stand --- Divided, we fall" Alton [Madison Co.], Illinois, Saturday, January 20, 1844; J. Balhache - Proprietor (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
DEATH OF GOV. DUNCAN. It is under the keenest emotions of sorrow that we are called upon to record the sudden death of GOV. JOSEPH DUNCAN, of Jacksonville [Morgan Co.], in this State. He departed this life on Monday the 15th inst., at his residence, after a short but severe attack of the winter fever.
Overwhelmed as this writer is with grief at the loss of a warm and devoted personal friend, we feel illy able to speak at this time, of the many virtues that adorned the life of this distinguished statesman, philanthropist, patriot, and christian, in terms, and at the length, that his useful and brilliant public career would justify. This melancholy though pleasant task must be deferred for a season, until the first ebullitions (sp) of sorrow have subsided, and until we have become more reconciled to the irreparable loss that we, in common with the State at large, have sustained.
As a statesman, he was without an equal in Illinois; and to her citizens he has bequeathed a rich legacy, in the various messages and State papers emanating from his honest and incorruptible mind, during the periods in we he discharged, with credit to his country and honor to himself, the various public offices he was from time to time called upon to fill by the people of the State. With an eye single to the good of his country, the honor, welfare and prosperity of the people, he never for a moment, in any and all of his public acts, regarded consequences to himself; but ever was governed by that stern and unbending patriotism, purity of motive, and honesty of heart, that are always the brightest jewels in the diadem of an American patriot and statesman.
As a philanthropist, the cause of benevolence and humanity has lost one of its most devoted friends, --its most liberal benefactors. When was an appeal ever made to the lamented and deplored Duncan, for and by any of the various benevolent or religious institutions of the country; and that appeal not responded to by a generous and --neral contribution? When did the poor, the needy, or the afflicted, ever ask of him in vain? When did a friend, or even a foe, ever seek a favor at his hands, that was not granted if in his power? He was generous, noble, forgiving to a fault; and his whole public and private life is an example worthy of imitation. "We knew him but to love him -- we saw him but to praise."
As a christian, he was exemplary in all the relations of life--adorning the doctrines he professed, and exhibiting in his "daily walk and conversation," a beautiful example of the all-pervading, all-harmonizing, and all-elavating influence of the precepts of Christ, when received into the heart by faith and love, and acknowledged as the controlling motive of human conduct.
To his deeply bereaved family -- that fond and doating (sp) wife, who much needed, in her delicate and precarious state of health, his constant care and watchfulness, and who clung to him with that dependence and tenderness with which the ivy clings to the oak -- that large family of little children, who loved so tenderly the best, the kindest, the most indulgent of fathers -- we tender our most heartfelt sympathies; and, if sympathy could blunt the dart," "That rankles in their wounded hearts," we know their grief would be greatly assuaged, and their sorrow shorn of its keenest pang. The great consolation, however is left them, that they mourn not as those without hope for--
"He has fought the good fight, he has finished the faith; He has burst from the thralldom (?) of sorrow and death; From achness, from weeping, from funeral hours; he has soared to the regions of sunshine and flowers. And his eyes unbeclouded are looking abroad; On the river of life, and the city of God; on scenes which no pencil, or pen can portray; Where the splendors of Heaven unceasingly play."
"The Alton Telegraph and Democratic Review" "United, we stand --- Divided, we fall" Alton, Illinois, Saturday, February 3, 1844; J. Balhache - Proprietor (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
The ways of the Almighty are fast finding out.
Last week we were in mourning because of the death of Gov. Duncan. To-day it is our sad task to announce the death of his eldest brother, Capt. Matthew Duncan, and his wife, Mrs. Susan C. Duncan, who departed this life at their residence at Shelbyville, Ill.- the latter on the 11th inst.- the former on the morning of the 16th.
These brothers, unconscious of the afflictions of each other, were at the same time, struggling in the arms of death: and it is a source of deep gratitude to their surviving friends to know that each were sustained in that dreadful conflict by the arm of Omnipotence.
Gov. Duncan died at 9 o'clock, P.M. of the 15th, and Capt. M. Duncan at 6, A.M., of the 16th- only a few hours difference in the time of their exit; and both died in joyous hopes of a blissful immortality. -- Illinoian, Jan. 20th.
"The Daily Journal," Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL, Tuesday, August 27, 1872; Page 3 Col. 4 (Copied by Alyce Beggs 6/15/2002; from Alyce 6/2002)
SUDDEN DEATH - Judge Sidney S. Duncan, for many years a citizen of this city and vicinity, died suddenly at the "Dayton House," on Sunday evening, at five minutes before eight o'clock, having been ill but a few hours. During the day he complained of feeling unwell, as he thought, from the excessive heat. He remained in his room during most of the day. At five o'clock, he left the house with a water pitcher, and went to Widmeyer's restaurant, where he obtained some ice; returning to his room, he drank freely of the ice water, and at 6 o'clock he requested the hotel clerk to send for a physician, as he felt quite sick. The clerk went for a physician himself. Upon going to his room soon after, the clerk found it empty and Judge Duncan lying on the floor in a room adjoining, and speechless. Calling help, the clerk succeeded in putting him in his own bed, when Dr. King was hastily called. It was too late, however, Judge Duncan never spoke afterward, and died at five minutes before 8.
The deceased was born in Russell county, Ky., in 1810, and was consequently 62 years of age. He located in this vicinity 45 years ago, and remained here during most of that time. For years he followed merchandising and was a fair and energetic business man. At one time he was judge of the county court of Morgan county.
The funeral occurred yesterday at 5 o'clock p.m. at the Dayton House, Rev. W.F. Short conducting. The burial occurred at the Jacksonville Cemetery.
"The Edwardsville Intelligencer" Edwardsville [Madison Co. IL], Illinois, Wednesday, November 21, 1877 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 2/2004)
ILLINOIS STATE NEWS
An incendiary fire at Franklin, in Morgan County, on the night of the 11th, burned two buildings. One, a two-story brick, was occupied by Wright Bros. as a drug and liquor store. The contents and building were totally consumed. Loss, $6,000. The other was occupied by Langley, Poling & Wright. The goods were saved. Loss on building, $3,000. The incendiary, named John C. Duncan, who was subsequently arrested, broke into the ware-room of the drug-store, poured coal oil over the floor, set fire to the oil and rushed from the building, but before he could get out the explosion took place, injuring him badly and setting fire to his clothes, causing his immediate arrest. Duncan had been refused whiskey at this establishment, which is supposed to have caused him to commit the heinous deed.
1901 "Sayre Family; Lineage of Thomas Sayre, A Founder of Southampton" by Theodore M. Banta (from Iris Grimmett 4/1988)
James Sayre, born in Warwick, Orange Co. NY, Nov. 26, 1768; married Abigail Duncan, born Feb. 1776, d. March 1807. Children: Eliathan, d. about age 7; Benjamin, b. May 22, 1799, mar. May 14, 1829, Lydia Brown Greenman.
Samuel Stokes Rembert, mar. Ann Rosline Duncan, and died at Woodstock [Shelby Co.], TN, March 8, 1890.
Hannah Caldwell, b. Sept. 20, 1767, mar. James R. Smith, NY City; their dau. Elizabeth Smith mar. Gov. Joseph Duncan of IL, no ch. (MAD: see Morgan Co. IL)
"Waverly Historical & Genealogical Society Newsletter" (Morgan Co. IL), issue #47, April 1990 (from Onda Harris 6/1999 from Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN Public Library; indexed as "Joseph Duncan Bible")
Pg.7-8 of this periodical contain an article about Governor Joseph Duncan, b. 2/23/1794 Bourbon Co. KY, d. 1/15/1844 Jacksonville, IL, son of Major Joseph Duncan and Anna Maria McLaughlin, and lists more information on his wife and children, including full dates of birth, death and marriage. One son who lived to adulthood was Joseph Duncan, b. 10/19/1835, d. 11/28/1906 Chicago, Cook Co. IL, mar. Harriet Newell C. Stevens.
"Journal of IL State Historical Society" Vol.41, 1948 (CA State Library)
This periodical on pg.383 et seq., contains an article by Alfred J. Henderson about John B. Duncan, born 8/10/1817 TN, mar. Adeline G. Wright 3/21/1844, was in the Mormon War, the Mexican War, and the Civil War, and died 7/19/1864. The article includes brief information about his children William M. mar. Mary Gibson, Emma L. mar. John Jolly, John H. mar. Mary S. Rutledge, Richard Y. mar. Caroline Reinbach, Charles B. mar. Sarah Adams, Margaret Evaline mar. John H. Reed, Mary mar. Seymour Isom, and Lillie B. mar. W.L. Clayton.
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