Duncans in Washington Co. IL


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

Last revised February 4, 2014

Formed 1818 from St. Clair
Clinton formed 1824 from Washington, Bond, Fayette, Crawford


1830 Washington Co. IL Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Washington Co. IL Census
Pg.219  Lou/Lru? Duncan        free colored
          (MAD: Lewis Duncan had Public Domain Land Sale 1837)
Pg.221  James Duncan           1021,2001    - 2101,101

1850 Washington Co. IL Census
Pg.126, #396, Isaac H. DUNCAN 27 OH farmer $200
                  Dyce? A. 24 TN
                  Martha E. 6, Francis M. (m) 4 IL
                  Baby (f) 1 IL
Pg.126, #400, James DUNCAN 59 PA farmer $600
                  Elisabeth 54 VA
                  Thadeus 23, James 21 OH farmers
                  Temperance (f) 15 OH
                  Emily 12 IL
                  Rachel HULL 30 OH
                  Monroe (m) 4 IL
                  (MAD: Stephen Duncan, son of James, in 1850 Perry Co. IL census; one Stephen Duncan of Washington Co. IL had Public Domain Land Sale 1837 in Jackson Co. IL; James Duncan mar. Elizabeth Hather or Hatcher 1/25/1813 or 1814 Knox Co. OH, 1820-1830 Knox Co. OH census; per info of Deone Penquite; Thadeus Duncan in 1870 Franklin Co. IL census)
Pg.157, #859, Joseph DOUGLAS 27 TN farmer $0
                  Elisabeth A. 18 IL
                  Lacetta DUNCAN (f) 8 UNK
Pg.157, #861, James L. LYON 34 NY farmer $2000
                  Rebecca 17 IL
                  George L. 7, Oliver 4 IL
                  Harvey PARKER 20 IL laborer $0
                  John DUNCAN 14 TN
Pg.157, #864, George LYON 40 NY sadler $800
                  Mary 22 IL
                  Elenor 3 MO
                  James H. 1 IL
                  Mary DUNCAN 12 TN
Pg.159, #886, James GARVIN 29 KY miller $0
                  Margaret 30 MO
                  Mdori A. (f) 2 IL
                  Ellison W. PARKER 22 MO sawyer $0
                  Selah (f) 15 IL
                  Allen DUNCAN 11 IL
                  (MAD: 1860 Montgomery Co. IL census)

1860 Washington Co. IL Census
Twp.3S Range 1W, P.O. Coloma
Pg.739, #595-568, Jas. DUNCAN 70 PA farmer $4000-$1000
                  Elizabeth 60 VA
                  Rachel HULL 40 OH
                  Jas. W. VAUGHN 14 IL
Twp.3S Range 5W, P.O. Elkton
Pg.872, #1546-1487, B.S. DUNCAN (m) 62 KY farmer $500-$500
                  Theodosia (f) 46 ENG
                  (no children)

1870 Washington Co. IL Census
Twp.1S Range 8W, P.O. Minden
Pg.391, #204-203, DUNCAN, David 40 SCT farmer $2440-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 39 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Christh (f) 2 IL, parents of foreign birth
Town of Bridgeport, T1S R4W (indexed P.O. Okaw)
Pg.479, #8-8, CONNELLY, Wiatt 46 TN mill owner $15000-$280
                  Winney 44 IL
                  DUNKIN, Mary 5 IL


Washington Co. IL Administrator's Bond (copy from Wanda Groennert, Nashville, IL, to Deone Penquite; from Deone Penquite 2/2002, with note that these were all the sons of James Duncan Sr. at the time of Isaac Duncan's death)
      Bond of Thaddeus Duncan, Stephen Duncan and James Duncan, of Washington Co. IL, for $800, dated 5 Jan. 1852; Thaddeus Duncan administrator of [estate] of Isaac Duncan deceased. Approved in open court 5 Jan. 1852.


Kuhn Cemetery, near Dubois, Washington Co. IL (photos from Deone Penquite 2/2002)
      Stephen Duncan, born Nov. 12, A.D. 1816, died May 7, A.D. 1882.
      Mother, (blank), wife of John Mumbower, July 1834, Apr. 1895 (DP: this was Temperence Duncan, sister to Stephen Duncan)


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, James, mother Duncan, Mary A.; I 80 Ill. Inf.; 1882 Aug. 16, Mother Appl. #295708, Cert. #230198. (MAD: of Nashville [Washington Co.] IL per IL Civil War database IL)


Perry Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/12/2013)
      B-541/542: 14 June 1839, Stephen Duncan of Washington Co. IL to Benjamin Hull of Perry Co. state afsd, for $50 paid, sell NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.4S Range 1W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Stephen Duncan. Wit. George W. Sturdavant Sn, William Johnson. Ack. 14 June 1839 before George W. Sturdavant, JP, Perry Co. IL. (FHL film 975,894; SLC 9/12/2013 and 12/9/2013)
      C-89: 29 July 1841, Stephen Duncan of Washington Co. IL to Henry Calaway of Perry Co. state afsd, for $88 paid, sell parcel of land in Perry Co. IL, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.4S Range 1W in District of Lands sold by general government at Kaskaskia, containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Stephen Duncan. Wit. Eli L. Ball, Allen Parlier. Ack. 29 July 1841 before Allen Parlier, J.P., Perry Co. IL. (FHL film 975,895)
      C-321/322: 10 Oct. 1844, David Loucks and Margaret his wife of Perry Co. IL to Stephen Duncan of Washington Co. state afsd, for $200 paid, sell parcel of land in Perry Co. IL, NE 1/4 and N 1/2 of said quarter and N 1/2 of said N 1/2 quarter in Sec.4 Twp.4S Range 1W containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ David (X) Loucks, Margaret (X) Loucks. Wit. Samuel Loucks, William Johnson. Ack. 10 Oct. 1844 before Benjamin Hull, J.P., Perry Co. IL. (FHL film 975,895)

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of the Presbyterian Church in the state of Illinois" by A.T. Norton; pub. St. Louis: W.S. Bryan, 1879, 752 pgs. (LH8106, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.3 K2na and film 1,697,882 item 8)
      Pg.187-188: Elkhorn, afterwards Nashville, Church was organized Oct. 3, 1832, ... Elders ... James Duncan, September 16, 1865. (MAD: Nashville, Washington Co. IL)

1894 "Portrait and Biographical Record of Clinton, Washington, Marion and Jefferson Cos. IL" by Chapman Bros. Pub. (FHL book 977.3 D3; Los Angeles Public Library book 977.3 P8525; good index)
      Pg.436-9: JOHN F. STEPHENS. Throughout Washington County ... Ashley Township. Born in East Tennessee in 1823, our subject is the sixth in order of birth among the children of David and Lurana (Duncan) Stephens. Concerning his lineage little is known. It is thought that the Duncans are of PA origin, but the descent of the Stephens family cannot be traced. ... Orphaned by his mother's death when he was only five years of age, his (John F. Stephens') early years were spent in a hard struggle for the necessities of existence. ... Working in the employ of various farmers in youth, Mr. Stephens at the age of 21 commenced to till the soil for himself. The year 1849 witnessed his advent into Illinois, and he then settled in Washington County near his present farm. In 1852 he moved to this place and here he has since resided, ... In 1844 Mr. Stephens was united in marriage with Miss Levina, dau. of Jesse and Margaret (Blair) Ray. ... (MAD: from Washington Co. TN)


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