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Duncans in Williamson Co. IL


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

Last revised October 18, 2013

Formed 1839 from Franklin


1840 Williamson Co. IL Census
Pg.386  Joshua Duncan           0022,0001  - 0110,101
          (MAD: ?? 1830 Bledsoe Co. TN census;
            ?? 1850 Cedar Co. MO census)
   387  William H. Duncan       0101,01    - 0100,1000,01
          (MAD: wife of one William A. Duncan was Dolly H----,
            of 1838-1841 St.Clair Co. IL;
            one William Henry Duncan had IL Public Domain Land
            Sales in 1833, William H. Duncan in 1838)
   392  Frederick F. Duncan     0010,1     - 0001
          (MAD: Frederick F. Duncan mar. Susan Spiller
            8/23/1839 Franklin Co. IL)
   397  Thomas J. Duncan        2100,01    - 1001
          (MAD: Thomas I. Duncan mar. Evelin Huffman
            3/2/1837 Franklin Co. IL)
        Benjamin Duncan         2111,001   - 0112,01
          (MAD: ? 1830 and 1850 St.Clair Co. IL census)
        William P. Duncan       1110,01    - 1110,01
        Dudley M. Duncan        1010,01    - 2210,1

1850 Williamson Co. IL Census
Pg.258, #649, George M.C. DUNCAN 33 TN farmer $150
                  Rosey A. 39 NC
                  James H. 10, Mary A. 8, Nancy J. 8 IL
                  Elizabeth F. 6, Viola 5 IL
                  Narcissa 2, George W. 6/12 IL
                  John WHITTSEH? 22 TN laborer
(MAD: George M.C. Duncan mar. Rosa Ann Hinson 10/16/1837 Dickson Co. TN)
Pg.264, #722-734, Dudley W. DUNCAN 42 KY farmer $1000
                  Elizabeth 39 TN
                  Amanda 20, Elizabeth 16 IL
                  Ninvan (?Ninian or ?Ninvian) (m) 13 IL
                  Dolly 11, George W. 9 IL
                  Benj. F. 7, Rice B. 2/10 IL
                  Milchu (m) 16 TN
                  (MAD: definitely "Ninvan", not Warren)
Pg.264, #726, William B. DUNCAN 20 IL farmer $200
                  Sarah T. 16 IL
                  Dabia A. McKINNY (f) 18 TN
                  (MAD: William B. Duncan mar. Sarah Tabitha Ostun or Osteen 8/30/1849 Franklin Co. IL)
Pg.265, #728, William P. DUNCAN 42 TN farmer $800
                  Francis 40 TN
                  Andrew J. 19, Malissa J. 17 IL
                  Jefferson M. 15, Lydia 12 IL
                  Mils (m) 10, Lavina 8, Julia A. 6 IL
                  Amanda A. 4, Warenton J. (m) 1, IL
                  Esekiel C. KAY 23 TN school teacher
                  (MAD: Jefferson M. Duncan mar. Winefred Ferges 12/23/1857; 1870 White Co. IL census)
Pg.265, #730, F.F. DUNCAN (m) 37 KY farmer $500
                  Susannah 28 IL
                  Sidney B. 10, Franky (f) 7, Dudley 5 IL
                  Elijah S. 2, Sarah 3/12 IL
                  (MAD: Sidney B. in 1860 Franklin Co. IL census; F.F. Duncan in 1860 Franklin Co. IL census, Frederick T. Duncan mar. Mrs. Elvira Reed 2/28/1858 Franklin Co. IL)
Pg.293, #1135-1149, Thomas J. DUNCAN 43 TN farmer
                  Evaline 42 TN
                  Lydia E. 15, William P. 13 IL
                  John W. 9, Hiram M. 8 IL
                  Louiza C. 6, Mary A. 3 IL
                  Julia A. 2, Thomas B. 8/12 IL

1860 Williamson Co. IL Census
Twp.2S Range 1E, P.O. Bainbridge
Pg.912, #857-743, George M.C. DUNCAN 42 TN farmer $1500-$1000
                  Rosa Ann 49 NC
                  James H. 20 IL (blank occupation) $0-$200
                  Mary Ann 18, Elizabeth F. 16 IL
                  Viola A. 14, Narcissa 12 IL
                  Franklin P. 7, Thomas J. 3 IL
Twp.9S Range 1E, P.O. Fredonia
Pg.922, #927-809, Alfred SINGLETON 35 PA farmer & miller $1000-$2000
                  Mary A. 34 PA
                  Walter L. 8 PA, Herman W. 6 IL
                  Albert G. DASEAM 15 NY laborer (indexed "Duncan")
Twp.8 Range 2E, P.O. Marion
Pg.947, #1119-1013, Thos. DUNCAN 54 TN farmer $300-$240
                  Eveline 50 TN
                  Martin 20, Catherine 17 IL
                  Mary 15, Julia A. 13, Thos. 11 IL
                  Jno. DUNCAN 22 IL farmer $0-$75
Pg.951, #1152-1042, Wm. P. DUNCAN 54 KY farmer $2000-$500
                  Frances (f) 52 TN
                  Lydia 20, Milo S. (m) 19 IL
                  Lavina C. 18, Amanda 14 IL
                  Warren J. 10, Jemima 8 IL
Pg.951, #1154-1044, Marion DUNCAN (m) 24 IL teacher $700-$150
                  Winney (f) 24 NC
                  Melissa 2, Nancy 1/12 IL
                  Susan PETERSON 12 IL
                  (MAD: Jefferson M. Duncan, 1870 White Co. IL census)
Pg.952, #1159-1047, Wm. B. DUNCAN 29 IL farmer $1500-$200
                  Martha 25 TN
                  Joseph 9, Henry 6 IL
                  Tabitha 4, Chas. W. 2 IL
                  Barbery (f) 3/12 IL
                  Minerva KINSER 20 TN domestic
                  (MAD: Wm. B. Duncan mar. Martha Kinser 9/1/1853; 1870 Marshall Co. KS census)
Twp.8 Range 3E, P.O. Lake Creek
Pg.977, #1371-1233, A.J. DUNCAN (m) 29 IL clerk in store $1936-$50
                  N.A. (f) 21 IL
                  W.W. (m) 3, G.W. (m) 1 IL
                  J.T. (m) 4/12 IL
                  Jane WARD 20 IL domestic
                  (MAD: Andrew J. Duncan mar. Matilda Nall 4/6/1856; Anderson J. Duncan mar. Nancy A. Powel 1/17/1858)
Twp.8 Range 3E, P.O. Marion
Pg.991, #1479-1324, Enick H. DUNCAN 33 IL farmer $400-$300
                  Harriet 34 TN
                  Sarah A. 14 IL
                  Amanda J. 13 IL
                  Warren 9 IL
                  Harriet L. 1 IL
                  (MAD: Enoch Duncan mar. Harriett Lewis 8/28/1845; not identified 1850 census)

1870 Williamson Co. IL Census (part also from Kitty Gloyne 11/2001)
Twp.9 Range 1, Fredonia P.O., J? B. Jennings, Asst. Marshal; 13 July 1870, pg.32
Pg.24, #255-255, DUNCAN, George 52 TN farmer $2000-$400
                  Rosyann 59 NC keeping house
                  Mary 28 IL at home
                  James 18, Thomas 14 IL at home
                  ROBERTS, Thos. 7 IL at home
                  Edwin 5 IL at home
                  "DUNBAR", Jerome 1 IL at home
Twp.8 Range 2, Herrin's Prairie P.O., Jerome B. Jennings, Ass't Marshall, 9 June 1870, pg.7, and 11 June 1870, pg.15
Pg.50, #43-43, DUNCAN, Reuben 47 TN farming $1000-$200
                  Thomas 16 KY
                  John H. 11 KY
                  Nancy 8 KY
                  Samuel 5 IL
                  WHITE, Arah (f) 19 TN at home
                  Thomas 2/12 TN b.April
Pg.54, #92-92, DUNCAN, Milo (m) 29 IL farmer $400-$200
                  Mary 30 IL keeping house
                  William 4 IL at home
                  Milo (m) 2 IL at home
                  Nancy 6/12 IL at home b.Dec.
Pg.54, #93-93, DUNCAN, Thomas 65 IL farmer $400-$0
                  Martha 52 IL keeping house
                  Julia 20 IL
Twp.10 Range 2, Pully's Mill P.O., Jerome B. Jennings Asst. Marshall, 22 July 1870, pg.11, and 23 July 1870, pg.20
Pg.79, #77-77, DUNCAN, Daniel 30 TN carpenter $0-$25
                  Benjamin 28 TN at home
                  Rachel 65 TN at home
                  Jennie (f) 20 TN keeping house
                  (MAD: indexed Daniel age 34 TN but age definitely age 30; 1850 Rutherford Co. TN census with Daniel & Rachael Duncan; 1860 DeKalb Co. TN census)
Pg.83, #145-145, DUNN? (DUN..), Charles 41 TN Farmer $400-$300
                  Elizabeth 47 TN Keeping House
                  Ellen? (Eilern?) (f) 12 IL
                  John 10 IL
                  (KEG & MAD: entry very poor; indexed Duncan)
Twp.8 Range 3, Jeffersonville P.O.
Pg.98, #79-79, DUNCAN, Jackson 35 IL farmer $500-$300
                  Webster (m) 12 IL at home
                  George 10 IL
                  James 3 IL
                  Charles 4 IL
                  (MAD: names and ages in order given)
Pg.99, #95-95, DUNCAN, Wm. 64 TN farmer $5000-$400
                  Garne? (f) 61 TN keeping house
                  Harvey (m) 21 IL farmer
                  Mahala (f) 19 IL at home
                  George 17 IL at home
                  Sarah 10 IL at home
Twp.9 Range 3, Marion P.O.
Pg.118, #10-10, DUNCAN, J.H. (m) 30 IL trader $2000-$300
                  Rabecca 20 IL keeping house
                  Earnest (m) 1 IL
                  (MAD: J.H. Duncan mar. Ellen R. Simmons 5/14/1868)
Pg.123, #94-94, DUNCAN, John W. 30 IL farmer $0-$100
                  Mary C. 21 IL keeping house
                  Thomas 1 IL
Twp.8 Range 4, Attila P.O.
Pg.161, #21-21, DUNCAN, James 26 IL farmer $400-$300
                  Nancy 28 IL keeping house
                  Julia ("m") 10 IL at home
                  Minnie (f) 8 IL at home
                  Lucus (m) 6, Martin 4 IL

1880 Williamson Co. IL Census (also from Pat Staley 6/1994)
Herrins Prairie, pg.27, SD 8, ED 157
Pg.349D, #73-78, DUNCAN, Thomas 26 KY mar. farming KY TN
                  Mary Jane 21 IL wife keeping house TN TN
                  Ida (f) 10/12 IL b.Aug. dau. KY IL
Herrins Prairie, pg.28, SD 8, ED 157
Pg.350A, #75-80, COX, Jefferson 24 IL single farming NC VA
                  S. Jane 57 VA mother widow keeping house VA VA
                  Emma 16 IL sister at home NC VA
                  DUNCAN, John M. 19 IL cousin single farming IL NC
Herrins Prairie, pg.30, SD 8, ED 157
Pg.351C, #96-101, DUNCAN, Ruhama 57 TN widow keeping house TN NC
                  John H. 21 KY son single teaching KY TN
                  Azzie L. (f) 18 KY dau. at home KY TN
                  Samuel Edward 14 IL son farming KY TN
Twp.8 Range 3E (indexed Lake Creek), pg.1, SD 8, ED 158
Pg.354A, #6-6, RHEA, E.C. (m) 53 TN widow farmer TN TN
                  W.C. Scott 28 IL son single teaching school TN IL
                  James B. 23 IL son single farmer TN IL
                  Eliza A. 17 IL dau. keeping house TN IL
                  DUNCAN, Francis 71 TN mother-in-law widow boarder NC NC
Twp.8 Range 3E (indexed Lake Creek), pg.23, SD 8, ED 158
Pg.365C, #198-202, DUNCAN, John W. 40 IL mar. farmer TN TN
                  Mary C. 30 IL wife keeping house TN TN
                  Thomas N. 12 IL son IL IL
                  John Oscar 10 IL son IL IL
                  Wm. Edwin 6 IL son IL IL
                  Hannah A. 3 IL dau. IL IL
                  Mertie (f) 4/12 IL b.Feb. dau. IL IL
Twp.8 Range 3E (indexed Lake Creek), pg.27-28, SD 8, ED 158
Pg.367C-367D, #230-236, DUNCAN, Enoch N. 53 IL mar. wheel wright TN NC
                  Harriet 54 TN wife keeping house NC TN
                  Sydnia A. (f) 10 IL dau. at home IL TN
Town of Jeffersonville, pg.33, SD 8, ED 158
Pg.370A, #272-279, DUNCAN, Andrew J. 49 IL mar. dealer in tobacco KY TN
                  Nancy A. 42 IL wife keeping house TN TN
                  Warren W. 23 IL son, student in law IL KY
                  Geo. W. 21 IL son, dry goods merchant IL IL
                  Sarah A. 18 IL dau. at home IL IL
                  Perrine W. (m) 12 IL son at home IL IL
                  Charley L. 9 IL son IL IL
                  STATEN, Sarah E. 13 IL adopted (blank) TN TN
                  LAWRENCE, Sarah 17 IL (blank) domestic servant TN TN
Twp.8 Range 2E (indexed Lake Creek), pg.35, SD 8, ED 158
Pg.371C, #291-299, DUNCAN, Hiram M. 39 IL mar. farmer TN TN
                  Joanna S. 27 TN wife keeping house TN TN
                  Mary E. 9 IL dau. IL TN
                  Charles W. 6 IL son IL TN
                  Hiram M. 4 IL son IL TN
Twp.8 Range 2E (indexed Lake Creek), pg.36, SD 8, ED 158
Pg.371D, #300-308, DUNCAN, Mary C. 39 IL widow keeping house VA VA
                  William D. 15 IL son farmer IL IL
                  Milo L. (m) 13 IL son farmer IL IL
                  Nancy A. 10 IL dau. at home IL IL
                  Sarah J. 7 IL dau. IL IL
                  Suzan A. 4 IL dau. IL IL
Twp.8 Range "3E" (indexed Lake Creek), pg.39, SD 8, ED 158
Pg.373C, #326-334, DUNCAN, Thomas 31 IL mar. farmer IL IL
                  Elizabeth J. 27 TN wife keeping house VA TN
                  John 7 IL son IL TN
                  Sarah F. 5 IL dau. IL TN
                  Tracie J. (f) 1 IL dau. IL TN
Twp.8 Range 2E (indexed Lake Creek), pg.42, SD 8, ED 158
Pg.374B, #352-360, FERGES, Fletcher (m) 46 NC farmer single VA VA
                  Sarah E. 76 VA mother widow boarder VA VA
                  Susan 55 NC sister single keeping house VA VA
                  PETERSON, Michael 23 IL nephew farm laborer NC NC
                  Alonzo 21 IL nephew farm laborer NC NC
                  DUNCAN, Laura 15 IL niece at home IL NC
                  NEWTON, John T. 27 KY (blank) widow physician KY KY
Bainbridge Precinct, pg.21, SC 8, ED 160
Pg.407A, #185-186, DUNCAN, Mary 46 KY widow keeps house VA VA (alone)
City of Marion, pg.43, SD 8, ED 161
Pg.435D, #339-474, DUNCAN, J.H. (m) 41 IL mar. Sheriff of Co. (blank) (blank)
                  E.R. (f) 31 IL wife keeping house (blank) (blank)
                  Earnest 11 IL son IL IL
                  Leena (f) 9 IL dau. IL IL
                  Vinnie (f) 7 IL dau. IL IL
                  Robbie (m) 6 IL son IL IL
                  Griacie (f) 2 IL dau. IL IL
                  Birdie (f) 1 IL dau. IL IL
Grassy Precinct, pg.9, SD 8, ED 163
Pg.469A, #81-83, DUNCAN, Margaret 41 IL widow keeping house MS MS
                  Mary 18 IL dau. at home IL IL
                  Barbary 12 IL dau. at home IL IL
                  Nancy J. 10 IL dau. at home IL IL
                  COX, Rosa L. 2 IL niece at home IL IL
Grassy Precinct, pg.32, SD 8, ED 163
Pg.480D, #292-299, DUNCAN, Frank P. 27 IL mar. farmer TN TN
                  Lucy A. 26 IL wife keeping house IL IL
                  Oscar 5 IL son at home IL IL
                  Douglas 4 IL son IL IL
                  Alice 1 IL dau. IL IL
                  (MAD: Franklin P. Duncan mar. Lucy A. Miller 9/11/1873; listed on 1880 CD index as Frank Duncura and family)
Grassy Precinct, pg.33, SD 8, ED 163
Pg.481A, #304-312, DUNCAN, Thos. J. 23 IL mar. farmer TN NC
                  Harriet L. 22 IL wife keeping house TN IL
                  Maud (f) 2 IL dau. IL IL
                  BOWEN, Wm. 20 IL brother-in-law single at home TN IL
Pg.481A, #305-313, DUNCAN, Rosa L. 68 NC widow keeping house NC NC (alone)
                  (PS: Rosa A. (Henson), mother of Thos. J. Duncan)
Pg.481A, #306-314, ROBERTS, Mary E. 38 IL divorced keeping house TN NC
                  Thos. J. 17 IL son at home IL IL
                  Edwin B. 15 IL son at home IL IL
                  DUNBAR, Jerome 11 IL son at home IL IL
                  (PS: Mary Ann Duncan Dunbar Roberts, sister of Thos. J. Duncan)


Go to the Williamson Co. IL Land Records


Franklin Co. IL Deed (FHL film 1,412,157)
      B-526: 26 Dec. 1845, Dudley W. Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Williamson Co. IL to Henry J. Duncan of Franklin Co. IL, $70, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 36, Twp 7S, Range 2E. No wit. Appeared in Franklin Co. IL.

Franklin Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/14/2013)
      L-359: 25 Jan. 1859, Henry J. Duncan and Sarah Harriet Duncan his wife of Franklin Co. IL to A.J. Duncan of Williamson Co. IL, for $400 paid, sell to said A.J. Duncan a parcel of land in Franklin Co. IL, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.7 Range 2E containing 40 acres, also SE 1/4 SW 1/4 in Sec.36 Twp.7 Range 2E containing 40 acres, warrant title. /s/ Henry J. Duncan, Sarah H. Duncan. Wit. Davis S. White. Ack. 25 Jan. 1859 before Wm. Atterson? (Otterson?), J.P., Franklin Co. IL. Recorded 8 Sept. 1860. (FHL film 1,412,160)
      N-15/16: 27 March 1863, A.J. Duncan and Nancy A. Duncan his wife of Williamson Co. IL to Lewis Powell of Williamson Co. IL, for $550 paid, sell parcel of land in Franklin Co. IL, SW fourth SW 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.7 Range 2E containing 40 acres, also SE fourth SW 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.7 Range 2E containing 40 acres, warrant title. /s/ A.J. Duncan, Nancy A. Duncan. Ack. 27 March 1863 before William W. Young, J.P., Williamson Co. IL. Cert. 6 June 1863 by John M. Cunningham, Clerk of Williamson Co. Court for William W. Young. Recorded 5 June 1863. (FHL film 1,512,161)


"List of private claims presented to the House of Representatives of the US from the 1st to the 31st Congress, inclusive" (from Joe Hammond 8/1984)
      Name of Claimants; nature or object of the claim; congress; session; how brought before the House of Rep.; Page of journal; to what committee of the House referred; No. or date of the report; nature of the report; No. of the bill; how disposed of by the House of Reps.; how disposed of by the Senate; Date of the act of Congress and remarks.
      Pgs.552-3: Duncan, Dudley and Frederick F.; Authority to correct error in entry of land; 26th; 2nd; Petition; pg.81; Public Lands Committee (other columns blank) (MAD: see Franklin and Williamson Cos. IL)


JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3126 (FHL film 970,864; claim denied because service was against Indians instead of in Rev. War)
      Applied 5 March 1833, age ca 70, in Franklin Co. IL; b. Culpeper Co. VA ca 1763; once a record of age but father was killed by Indians in 1772-3 and sister took bible which has been destroyed; father to Washington Co. VA 1771/2, killed about 12 months later, whole neighborhood forted at his father's residence Duncan fort; mother remarried and moved to KY 1780 just before Battle of Blue Lick; guarded forts 2 months; moved to TN 2 years later for short time, then back to KY; substitute for Wm. Mannyfield under Gen. Clark against Indians; served 2 months as guard on Red River in TN; served under Capt. John Rains and Thomas Johnson against Indians; drafted 2 months as spy near Palmyra on Cumberland River, served 40 days and hired his brother to serve 20 days as substitute; more service in Indian wars; witnesses Rev. Dempsey Odum and Thomas M. Dorris JP of Franklin Co.
      Declaration of Lydia Duncan, age 70, in Williamson Co. IL on 7 Sept. 1841; family record burned in their home years ago; Lydia m. John Duncan on 10 March 1786 in Robertson Co. TN by Rev. John Grammer by bans and without license; John d. 31 Dec. 1834 in Franklin Co. IL now Williamson Co.; affidavit by William Spiller Sr., age 72, of Williamson Co. IL who was present at the wedding; Lydia resided in Franklin now Williamson Co. over 20 years. F.F. (Frederick) Duncan a County Commissioner of Williamson Co., acquainted with Lydia Duncan, 7 Sept. 1841; statement by Thomas J. Duncan 20 July 1854 in Williamson Co. IL to prosecute claim of Lydia in which he is directly interested.
      MAD: Rev. War pensioner John Duncan said to have settled in the southwest part of Clinton Co. IL, died in 1842 on the farm where he settled; from "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in IL" by Mrs. Harriet J. Walker, 1917 (CA State Library book 923.5 W17) and "Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in IL" by IL State Gen. Soc. 1976; and "IL Pensioners, List of the Revolution, 1812 & Indian Wars" by Homer A. Walker.
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Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, James, widow Huldah; SO 10217, SC 18546, WO 36123, WC 25455 (254552?); BL 81905-40-50, 87774-120-55; Private Capt. William Creel's Co. TN Mil. 3/14/1814 to 5/20/1814; Res. of soldier 1855, Stakes Ward, Utah, 1871 Bountiful, Davis Co. UT; res. of widow 1879 Bountiful, Davis Co. Utah; maiden name of widow: soldier's 1st wife Rebecca Herriman, widow Huldah Jones m. March 7, 1833, Marion, Williamson Co. IL; soldier d. May 4, 1874, Bountiful, Utah; widow d. Feb. 22, 1887, Bountiful, Utah; Remarks: soldier's two disch. ctfs. are in brief. Soldier alleges he served 90 days in Indian War in 1832 as 1st Lieut. in Capt. Armstead Holman's Co., Ill. Mil., discharged Oct. 17, 1832.

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, Hiram M., widow Duncan, Joan S.; B 128 & C 9 Ill. Inf.; 1890 Feb. 25, Invalid Appl. #757784, Cert. #773927, Ill.; 1911 Sept. 21, Widow Appl. #972108, Cert. #730555, Ill. (MAD: ? 1850 Williamson Co. IL; & see Madison Co. IL; of Williamson Co. IL per IL Civil War database)
      Duncan, James F., widow Duncan, Sarah J.; K 106 Ill. Inf.; 1881 May 16, Invalid Appl. #421243, Cert. #287970, Iowa; 1885 Dec. 24, Widow Appl. #333860, Cert. #294906, Nebr. (MAD: b. Williamson Co. IL, mar. Logan Co. IL & 1860 census, d. Saunders Co. NE; see Menard Co. IL; 1880 Mills Co. IA)
      Duncan, Jefferson M., minor Copher, Laura; E & B 18 Ill. Inf.; 1868 April 13, Invalid Appl. #132683, Cert. #98501; 1889 Sept. 16, Minor Appl. #404525, no cert., Ill. (MAD: ? 1850 Williamson Co. IL census; & see ? Union Co. IL)
      Duncan, Samuel, widow Duncan, Rahamah A.; A 15 KY Cav.; 1884 May 22, Widow Appl. #315935, Cert. #261475, Ill. (MAD: 1850 Calloway Co. KY census; 1860 Marshall Co. KY census; mustered in at Paducah, McCracken Co. KY; to Williamson Co. IL)
      Duncan, Sidney B., widow Duncan, Nancy A., minor Dale, Nancy A., Gdn.; B 1 US V. Engrs., I & C 110 Ill. Inf.; 1884 June 28, Widow Appl. #317093, Cert. #246831, Ill.; 1889 Jan. 18, Minor Appl. #387240, Cert. #263403, Ill. (MAD: 1850 Williamson Co. IL census, 1860 Franklin Co. IL census)
      Duncan, William P., widow Duncan, Maria F.; B 128 Ill. Inf.; 1879 Nov. 12, Invalid Appl. #321591, Cert. #370279; 1922 March 28, Widow Appl. #1186555, Cert. #923757, MO. (MAD: enlisted in Williamson Co. IL)

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois : from the earliest time to the present, together with sundry and interesting biographical sketches, notes, reminiscences, etc., etc." by Ninian Edwards, U S Grant, Nathaniel Pope, John McLean, et al; pub. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1967, 953 pgs.; orig. pub. 1887 by Goodspeed (LH12103, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; CA State Library, Sutro Branch, book F547 G3Hs; FHL book 977.39 H2, 9/1983; FHL film 934,984 item 3)
      Pg.440: Williamson County, Early Land Entries: Town 8 south, Range 2 east: 1831, Dudley W. Duncan; 1833, William P. Duncan, Benjamin Spiller, James Duncan, Joseph Duncan, ...; 1837, Fred F. Duncan.
      Pg.441: Town 9 south, Range 2 east: 1819, James Duncan, William Spiller; 1820, W.S. Duncan; 1833, William H. Duncan, ....
      Pg.458: Williamson County, Sheriffs - James H. Duncan, 1878-80. .... Other county officers at the present writing are ... John H. Duncan, school superintendent. ....
      Williamson Co. Biographical Appendix:
      Pg.870-871: Williamson County. THOMAS N. CRIPPS, farmer and stock raiser, born on his present farm in Marion Precinct, in 1840, second of eight children of Samuel and Cynthia (Pike) Cripps. ... [Samuel Cripps was] Twice married, his first wife being Anna Duncan. He afterward settled on the farm on which our subject now resides, and died in 1865. The mother, born in Tennessee, died in 1862. For about forty-four years she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. ...
      Pg.878: WEBSTER W. DUNCAN, judge of Williamson Co., born near Lake Creek in same county on Jan. 21, 1857, son of Andrew J. Duncan, see sketch elsewhere. Excepting 1858 and 1859 in Carbondale, subject always lived in native county. ... (schooling) in 1874 entered Ewing College, 5 years, graduated A.B., in 1883 received A.M. degree. June 1881 began legal study under Judge W.H. Williamson of Benton, until 1883; 1884 summer read law under Judge G.W. Young ... began to practice at Marion Aug. 18, 1885; Nov. 2, 1886 elected on Republican ticket to present office ... Mason. (no wife mentioned)
      Pg.879: JOHN H. DUNCAN, county superintendent of schools, born in Marshall Co. KY on June 27, 1858, son of Samuel and Ruhamah (Frizzell) Duncan, natives of TN. Father to IL in 1864, locating in Franklin Co., a year later to this county, farmed until death which occurred while he was away from home in Johnson Co., Sept. 14, 1867. Politically prominent in Marshall Co. KY, where held various county offices ... commanded Co. A, 15th KY Cavalry in war. Our subject was reared on farm, attended Shurtleff College, Madison Co. IL, 2 years, then taught ... 1882 elected to present position, re-elected in 1886; Republican. ... Newspaper. Aug. 26, 1883, he married Mary M., dau. of W.J. Spiller of this county; they have a son and daughter. He is a Mason, an Odd Fellow, member of the Christian Church.
      Pg.880: A.J. DUNCAN, farmer, merchant and tobacconist, was born in Williamson Co. in 1831, the third of ten children of William P. and Frances (Spiller) Duncan, natives respectively of Kentucky and Tennessee. The father, born in 1806, the son of Henry Duncan, came to what is now Franklin County with his parents when a young man, and about 1826 married and located on Schoharrie Prairie, where he reared his family, and removing to Lake Creek Township died in 1877 a life-long farmer. The mother, born in 1808, came to Illinois with her parents, and died in 1883. Both were esteemed pioneers and members of the Christian Church. Our subject's education ... teaching. When 22 he married Matilda Nall. Their only child is Judge Warren W., of Marion. She died in 1857, and in 1858 he married Nancy A., dau. of James T. and Elizabeth Powell. Their children are George W., Sarah A. (wife of J.N. Poor of Johnson Co.), James and William T. (deceased), Perrian W. and Charles L. Except about 6 months in Carbondale, he has since been a resident of his native county. In 1863 he became a partner with his father-in-law at Lake Creek ... Mason, member F.M.B.A., his wife is member of Christian Church.

"The history of Williamson County, Illinois : from the earliest times, down to the present, with an accurate account of the Secession Movement, ordinances, raids, etc., also a complete history of its "bloody vendetta" includding [sic] all its recondite causes, results, etc., etc." by Milo Erwin; pub. Marion, Ill.: unknown, 1876, 294 pgs. (LH4097, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.3993 H2e and film 1,000,524 item 3)
      Pg.60: Cotton Gin ... William Burns built the next [cotton gin] in 1819 ... About that time the Burnes put up their mill, Martin Duncan built one on the north edge of Phelps' Prairie.
      Pg.188-192: At the August Special Term, 1875, the County Commissioners offered a reward ... for each of the murderers of David Bulliner, James Henderson, Vincent Hinchcliff and William Spence ... Mrs. Waggoner told her brother, James H. Duncan, of Marion, who the guilty parties were. Mr. Duncan is a man about 36 years old, ... went to a "friend" and told him he knew who killed Spence, and he intended to have them brought to justice, and he wanted some man to execute his plans. His "friend" advised him to get Benjamin F. Lowe, of Marion. Lowe agreed to go into it. Sam Music was the first man to be arrested. ... (MAD: more on arresting the killers, no other reference to a Duncan)
      Pg.214: Narcissa Waggoner, who swore against "Big Jep," (she having boarded him and Spence at the same time they had their difficulty) is a daughter of George Duncan, a respectable citizen of this county, and the wife of Carroll Waggoner. She is about thirty years of age, and is a woman of strong intellect. ... (1875)
      Pg.286: Petition of James M. Duncan in 1874 ...

1893 "The Biographical review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens" pub. by Biographical Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.39 D3b and film 982,028 item 2; and CA State Library, Sutro Branch, on film)
      No Barton; no Millington or Cardwell Smith (looking for Millington Smith (1770-1835/6) & wife Barbara (Barton) (1779-1832) both b. Edgecombe Co. NC, to Stewart Co. TN ca? 1800, to Johnson Co. IL 1817 & d. there. Barbara the dau. of James Barton & Mary Duncan per Kirby Watkins for Millington's son Cardwell Smith. See Logan Co. KY Will A-21 of James Barton)
      Pope Co., pg.186-8: Mrs. SARA A. (DUNCAN) POOR, widow of Jasper Newton Poor, is a resident of Vienna, native of Williamson Co., where her parents (unnamed) are still living on the old farm. Her father is one of the substantial farmers of his county, and he has also engaged in business as a general merchant and dealer in tobacco. He and his wife had a family of six children, as follows: Warren Webster, a lawyer at Marion; George Washington, proprietor of a general merchandise store at Lake Creek; James Thomas, who died in infancy; Perrin Wilson, a merchant at Lake Creek; Charles L., at home with his parents; and Sara A. The subject of this biography was very well educated ... united in marriage with Jasper Newton Poor, September 3, 1882; dwelling ... in Vienna; here Mrs. Poor lives with and for her children, Mamie Newton and Grace Duncan [Poor] ..., loss of devoted husband. Jasper N. Poor was a Johnson Co. boy, born Nov. 5, 1855, a son of Sampson D. Poor, pioneer of this county now residing in Metropolis, Massac Co., native of TN, ... married Sarah Jane Mount, ten children (not copied here). Jasper N. Poor was 2nd child; he died 25 Jan. 1890.

1883 "History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Cos. IL" by William Henry Perrin, pub. by O.L. Baskin (FHL book 977.399 H2p and film 982,493 item 11)
      Minor references not copied
      Last third of book, Biographies, had separate page numbering; following from that section.
      Pg.B129, Cobden Precinct, Union Co. Hollady & Duncan, millers, of Cobden ... V.R. Hollady b. Jan. 20, 1850, in TN, son of J.J. & Nancy C. (Hines) Hollady, natives of TN and settlers of Union Co. in 1860 ... R.B. Duncan, native of Williamson Co. IL where he was born May 4, 1850. His parents, Dudley and Rebecca (Spiller) Duncan were natives of TN, settled Williamson Co. very early. Grandfather Duncan owned land where Bainbridge now lies in that county. The parents were members of the Christian Church. Subject's parents died when he was very small. At age 14, he moved to Marshall Co. KS to live with his oldest brother W.B. Duncan, who now lives in CA. About 1870-71 to Franklin Co., IL, 1875 married Alice, dau. of Judge Prickett of Carbondale. His wife died March 1880, leaving one child, Ralph. He subsequently married Mollie Prindle of Indianapolis. ...

1902 "An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Cos., With a Brief Outline of the Early History of the State of OR" pub. by Western Hist. Pub. Co. (FHL book 979.5 H2i and film 924,599 item 1; LH10474, HeritageQuest images 2/2007)
      Pg.616-7: GEORGE W. DUNCAN, deceased. Among the living representatives of Malheur county there should apear an account of him whose name is at the head of this article, as a tribute to his memory, since he was one of the capable and upright men of this county, having ever manifested praiseworthy virtues in his life, being a devout Christian and also one of the noble men who pressed to the front to save the nation in the time of great danger.
      George W. Duncan was born on January 29, 1843, in Williamson county, Illinois, being the son of Dudley W. and Elizabeth (Spiller) Duncan. He was reared on a farm and at an early age was deprived of both parents by death. He made his way in the world, encountering the adversities and sorrow of the orphan, but succeeded well in his undertakings. On September 17, 1863, he enlisted in Company B, Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry, for three years. His service was largely on the border between Kansas and Missouri and he participated in many trying skirmishes. At the close of the war he was honorably discharged and went to Linn county, Kansas, to take up the duties of civil life. And there, on May 19, 1867, he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Susan D., daughter of Jacob and Georgiana (Gleason) Sult. Subsequent to this important event in his life, he removed to Wilson county, Kansas, and there took up government land and gave his attention to farming until 1880. At that date, on account of failing health, Mr. Duncan sold his property and provided rigs and came overland with teams to the present home place. His health was much improved, but still he was not fully restored, and on November 28, 1892, the angel of death summoned him hence. He was fully prepared to go and he passed as the true Christian to the realms beyond.
      The children born to this worthy couple are named as follows: Rosetta, wife of the late sheriff, Julian D. Locey; Alice M., wife of Cyrus W. Morfitt; Ninnie, deceased; Albert, deceased; Wiley B. married to Gretta Wisdom; Cora A., deceased; Walter T., Ralph A., Ray R., and Nannie B. Mrs. Duncan has taken up the added burdens of life since her husband's death in a noble and skillful manner and she is now attending to the management of their large estate of eight hundred acres of land, one-half mile northeast from Ironsides, where the family home is. The place is comfortable and carefully improved and provided with all necessary buildings, orchards, and conveniences for a first-class farm and stock ranch, and Mrs. Duncan has also a large herd of cattle. She is a member of the Methodist church, as her husband was, also, and she is a faithful supporter of the true faith, being an exemplary woman in her daily walk and characterized by graciousness and hospitality.
      Pg.667-668: N.E. DUNCAN. It is with pleasure that we are enabled to write concerning the estimable gentleman whose name is at the head of this article, since he has been one of the potent factors in the development of Harney county, has manifested wisdom and enterprise in all his ways here, has labored as a true pioneer in many other sections of the country and has always manifested the same unswerving integrity, moral uprightness and sound principles, having sustained a reputation as an exceptionally reliable man, and ever arraigned on the side of right.
      Mr. Duncan was born in Williamson county, Illinois, on March 27, 1838, being the son of Dudley W. and Elizabeth Duncan. On April 16, 1859, Mr. Duncan started to New Orleans on the Panama route to California. He had an adventurous spirit and was ready to grapple with the hard problems of pioneer life and has since proved himself of the right kind of stuff. He stopped five days on the way, at Havana, and then landed in San Francisco on May 16. He worked for wages until the fall of 1861, then went by steamer to Portland, Oregon. On April 16, 1863, he started to Auburn, Baker county, arriving there on the 16th of May, and for fifteen years he was numbered with the hardy and worthy miners of that vicinity. It was 1878 that he came to upper Willow creek and took up ranching. In 1884 he came thence to the vicinity of Drewsey, and there engaged in farming and stock raising. He took raw land, two hundred and forty acres, and made of it a fine farm, and was successful in raising stock. Later he sold the farm and neat stock and handled sheep and horses exclusively. In 1899 he sold his entire property holdings in this section and retired for a time from active business. He is at present continuing this retired life. Fraternally he is affiliated with the I.O.O.F., Drewsey Lodge, No.147. Mr. Duncan was nominated for county commissioner on the Republican ticket, and notwithstanding his protests he was elected, but refused to qualify. Mr. Duncan has never ventured on the matrimonial sea, but is enjoying the quieter placidity of the celebate. He is a man of unquestioned integrity and stands high in the estimation of the people.


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