Duncan research files of
1830-1840 Peoria Co. IL Census
No Duncan indexed
1850 Peoria Co. IL Census
City of Peoria
Pg.129, #47, Stephen DUNCAN 37 PA in hotel
Pg.243, #1713, Thomas DUNCAN 14 VT in school
1860 Peoria Co. IL Census
Peoria, Ward 1
Pg.56, #437-436, Wm. C. HENRY 40 PA carpenter $8000-$300
Sarah 35 PA
Fanny (f) 2 IL
Nancy DUNCAN 59 PA
(MAD: 1850 Cumberland Co. PA census; Sarah Ann Duncan mar. William C. Henry 9/28/1854)
Pg.490, #855-842, David DUNKIN 40 ENG farmer $0-$500 (alone)
1870 Peoria Co. IL Census
Peoria, Ward 2
Pg.304, #307-296, HENRY, William 51 PA carpenter $10,000-$6000, father of foreign birth
Sarah 45 PA keeping house
Fannie (f) 13, George 8 IL goes to school
Mary 3 IL
William 4/12 IL b.Feb.
DUNKIN, Nancy 68 PA
ISLER, Katie 20 HANOVER domestic servt., parents of foreign birth
Idah (f) 3 IL, mother of foreign birth
Peoria Ward 5
Pg.387, #12-14, Boarding house, includes:
DUNCAN, A.G. (m) 26 IRE locomotive fireman, parents of foreign birth
Calhoun Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/11/2013)
B-535/536: 10 Oct. 1839, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth C. Duncan his wife of Morgan Co. IL to Mary Bradley of Washington, District of Columbia, for $1440 paid, sell tracts of land in the Military Bounty Land tract in State of IL, all those parcels in Calhoun Co. designated as NW 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.11S Range 2W, SE 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.8S Range 4W; all those tracts of land in Fulton Co. IL, SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.7N Range 2E, SE 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.8N Range 2E, all the tract of land in Henry Co. IL, NW 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.14N Range 4E, all the tracts of land in Peoria Co. IL, N 1/2 Sec.4 Twp.11N Range 7E, NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.11N Range 7E, all that tract of land in Putnam Co. IL SW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.14N Range 7E, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Wit. Ensley T. Gowdy. They appeared and ack. deed before Ensley T. Gowdy, Notary Public of Morgan Co. IL, 10 Oct. 1839. Recorded Dec. 18, 1840. (FHL film 1,305,051)
Stark Co. IL Deed; Typed Record Book A, includes grantor index (FHL film 1,401,978; SLC 9/14/2013)
A-172/173: 10 Oct. 1839, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth C. Duncan his wife of Morgan Co. IL to Mary Bradley of Washington Co., District of Columbia, for $1440 paid, sell tracts in the Military Bounty land tract, IL, to wit, all those tracts or parcels in Calhoun Co., NW 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.11S R2W; SE 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.8S Range 4W; all those tracts of land in Fulton Co. IL, SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.7N Range 2E, SE 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.8N Range 2E; in Henry Co., NW 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.14N Range 4E; in Peoria Co., N 1/2 Sec.24 Twp.11N Range 7E, NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.11N Range 7E; in Putnam Co., SW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.14N Range 7E, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Wit. Ensley T. Goudy. Ack. 10 Oct. 1839 before Ensley T. Goudy, Notary Public for Morgan Co. IL. Received for Record Nov. 10, 1840. (FHL film 1,401,978)
1880 "The History of Peoria County, Illinois : containing a history of the Northwest, history of Illinois, history of the county, its early settlement, growth, development, resources, etc., etc., a sketch of its cities and towns, their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools, etc., etc., a war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, biographical sketches, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, map of Peoria County, Constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, tables, etc., etc." pub. Chicago: Johnson & Co. (HeritageQuest image 2/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 8174; FHL book 977.352 H2h and film 1,000,509 item 1)
Pg.786, Limestone Township: AWL, CHARLES S., farmer, Sec.5, P.O. Peoria, was born in Northumberland county, Penn., 1st Aug., 1808, his parents being Samuel and Mary Awl, nee McClay. At the age of seventeen, he was apprenticed for three years to the trade of a hatter, at the expiration of which he traveled several years as a journeyman. The 1st Nov., 1832, he married Lucy, daughter of Stephen Duncan, born in Lycoming county, Penn., 5th Sept., 1812. In 1833 they came to Peoria and remained two years and a half. On the 1st Aug., 1836, moved to a tract of land he had entered of government, in Sec.22, and in 1845, located on his present farm. He was among the first settlers in this township, and attended the first school meeting ever held, and has been prominently identified with the affairs of the township since. He served as constable two years and a half, and filled the office of justice of the peace for twenty years, besides filling other local offices. He has had nine children: Ann Ellen, born 24th Aug., 1833, married to Thomas Bohanan; Lucy D., 16th Feb. 1835, married Wm. H. Bohanan; George Washington, 29th May, 1837, married Eliza Elliott; Martha Jane, 24th July, 1839, married George Andrews; Mary McClay, 1st ---, 1841, died 22d Dec., 1858; Harriet Louisa, 23d Oct., 1843, married James Nicholas; Charles Samuel, 31st Jan., 1845; William McClay, 16th March, 1847; Robert Harris, 27th Dec. 1853, married Lucinda Jones. Mr. Awl is a Democrat, and in religion a Free Thinker.
"Peoria, city and county, Illinois : a record of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement" by James M. Rice; pub. Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1912, 1448 pgs. (LH4487, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.352 D3r v.1&2 and film 1,000,509 items 3-4)
Vol.2, pg.856,859: THOMAS McGIFFIN McILVAINE, M.D. ... born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, August 17, 1853, parents Rev. William Brown and Margaret (McGiffin) McIlvaine also natives of the same state ... In the maternal line Dr. McIlvaine traces his ancestry back to Nathaniel McGiffin, a native of Dublin, Ireland, who wedded Margaret Duncan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland. Coming to America they established their home in Washington county, Pennsylvania, where occurred the birth of their son Thomas McGiffin, the grandfather of Thomas McIlvaine. He married Maria Norton, a native of Newtown, Connecticut, and among their children was Margaret McGiffin, who became the wife of William Brown McIlvaine and the mother of our subject.
"Pennsylvania: Genealogies chiefly Scotch-Irish and German" by William Henry Egle, 1886; 2nd edition 1896 (Placerville book GEN REF 929.109748 E)
Pg.44: Samuel Awl, b. 1773 Lancaster Co., PA; 1800 to Augusta Twp, Northumberland Co., PA.; d. there 1773 (MAD: ??). Married April 27, 1795, Mary Maclay. Son (5) Charles Samuel, b. Aug. 1, 1808, to Peoria Co. ILL; married Lucy Duncan of New Berlin, PA. Children Ellen, George, Harriet, Lucy, William, Samuel, and Robert Harris.
1881 "History of Iowa County, Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources, biographical sketches" pub. by Western Historical Co. (FHL film 1,036,214 item 4; the "Lead Region" includes adjoining states)
Pg.364: History of the Lead Region ... Platteville District, near the village of Platteville [Grant Co. WI], ... the Duncan Range, a little way south of the Gillis [Range], has given forth 1,500,000 pounds.
Pg.426: History of the Lead Region ... Voter list of Peoria Co. [IL], 7 Aug. 1826, included James Duncan.
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