Duncans in Boone Co. IN


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

Last revised September 4, 2007

Formed 1830 from Hendricks, Marion


1840 Boone Co. IN Census
Pg.165  William  Duncan      0122,0001  -  1100,001

1850 Boone Co. IN Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1/1984)
7th Dist.
Pg.60, #115-115, George DUNCAN 81 VA farmer $0
                  Margaret 56 SC
                  Geo. W. 16, James J. 15 TN
                  Bratcher 10 TN
                  (MAD: from ? Campbell Co. TN ?; 1860 Warren Co. IA census)
Pg.126, #927-938, Wm. DUNCAN 54 NC farmer $800
                  Eliz. 48 TN
                  Peter 24, Simon 21, Wm. 16 IN
                  Mary J. 15, Louisa 12 IN
                  Nathanial 9, Isaac 7 IN
                  (MAD: ? William Duncan mar. Elizabeth Emmert 4/27/1824 Union Co. IN, info of Shirley McKim; not identified 1830-1840 census; ? from Hendricks? Co. IN; 1860 Jasper Co. IA census)
Pg.126, #928-939, Henry DUNCAN 21 IN farmer $0
                  Elizabeth 20 IN
                  Wm. 7/12 IN
                  (MAD: mar. Elisabeth Mallett 12/7/1849 Hendricks Co. IN; 1860 Jasper Co. IA census)
Pg.129, #957-968, Abraham DUNCAN 28 IN farmer $0
                  Susan 21 IN
                  Enoch 2, Amanda O. 1/12 IN
                  (MAD: mar. Susannah C. Grater 3/26/1848)
Pg.129, #966-977, John DUNCAN 27 IN farmer $0
                  Mary 22 IN
                  Lewis 4, George 2 IN
                  (MAD: mar. Mary H. Walker 6/15/1845)

1860 Boone Co. IN Census
Center Twp.
Pg.671, #316-310, John S. DUNCAN 33 KY farmer $625-$300
                  Mary J. 25 KY
                  William B. 9, James G. 7 KY
                  Thomas M. 5/12 IN
                  (MAD: ? 1850 and 1870 Henry Co. KY census)
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.726, #732-716, Simon DUNCAN 30 IN farmer $0-$200
                  Sarah 31 IN
                  Jane R. 11, William H. 7 IN
                  Jacob A. 5 IN
Eagle Twp.
Pg.755, #940-917, John DUNCAN 24 IN grocer $600-$800
                  Nancy 20 OH
                  John 1 IN
                  Robert DUNCON 22 IN machinest $0-$0
Sugar Creek Twp.
Pg.908, #789-769, James DUNCAN 47 OH farmer $0-$250
                  Mary 50 OH
                  Albert 16, Mary E. 13 OH
                  Sarah C. 12 OH
                  Martha A. 9 IN
                  Mary KEMBLE 81 VA
                  (MAD: 1850 Fayette Co. OH census)
Jackson Twp.
Pg.925, #922-900, Susannah C. DUNCAN 27 OH (blank) $0-$0
                  Mariah O?. 10, Mary F. 8 IN
                  William H.H. 6, John 5 IN
                  Francis B. GRATER (f) 27 OH (blank) $600-$400
Pg.929, #949-927, Eli MILLER 35 IN farmer $3000-$997
                  Mariah (f) 29 IN
                  Enoch J. 6, Eli R. 6 IN
                  Sidney F. (f) 3 IN
                  Christian B. (m) 1 IN
                  George W. DUNCAN 29 TN farmer
Pg.930, #957-935, John DUNCAN 38 IN farmer $820-$610
                  Mary 32 IN
                  Lewis 14, George 12, Mary 7 IN
                  David 5, Ellen 3 IN
                  Elizabeth WALKER 25 IN (blank) $0-$260
                  (MAD: value could be intended for next household)

1870 Boone Co. IN Census
Jackson Twp.
Pg.131, #265-269, DUNCAN, Isiah (m) 35 KY farmer $700-$530
                  Mariah M. 28 IRE keeps house, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary E. 3, John 2 IN, mother of foreign birth
                  Lusura? (f) 1/12 IN b. Apr. (not mother of foreign birth)
                  CAPE Peter 28 OH farm laborer
Pg.140, #401-405, DUNCAN, John 58 IN farmer $4320-$1655
                  Mary 42 IN keeps house
                  Lewis (m) 24, George 22 IN farm laborer
                  Mary E. 17, David 15 IN at home
                  Sarah E. 13, Alice 7 IN at home
                  WALKER, Elizabeth 25 IN
                  (MAD: John Duncan should be age 48, but plainly 58)
Marion Twp.
Pg.185, #311-311, STEPHENSON, James A. 54 KY farmer $4000-$2145
                  Jane 52 KY keeping house
                  Nancy M. 24 IN at home
                  Samuel H. 22 IN farmer $0-$300
                  Mary E. 20 IN at home
                  DUNCAN, Jane 79 VA at home
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Rush Co. IN census)

1910 Census, Center Township, Boone County, Indiana (from Kathy D. Cawley 1/2007)
S.D.# 9, E.D.# 2, Page# 12, Image# 7 of 10
Shepherdsville Road
John B.,
Head, m/w, age 37, M1X, 5 yrs., IN./IN./IN., farm laborer, gen'l farm
Julia A., Wife, f/w, age 29, M1X, 2 chi. born, 2 living, IN./IN./IN.
Viana L., Daughter, f/w, age 3, IN./IN./IN.
Dorothy H., Daughter, f/w, age 1 5/12, IN./IN./IN.
      (KDC: John B. Duncan, age 33, son of William Duncan, mother's maiden name Plane, married Julia A. Smith, 10 March 1906, Marion Co. IN; see 1900 and 1920 Marion Co. IN census)


Boone Co. IN Marriage records, Vol.2, 1844-54 (FHL film 1,320,110 part 2; copied only 1848-1854; no bride index but looked page by page in groom index)
      Duncan, George W., of age, to Maria Louisa Smith, her age proven by Reuben Scott, lic. 16 April, married 16 April 1849 by John Clements; pg.143 (MAD: 1850 Warren Co. IN census)
      Duncan, Simon to Matilda Lame, both Boone Co. IN, females parents consent personally given, male of age proven by Eli Lame; lic. 16 March 1852, married 16 March by John T. Robinson, JP; pg.256
      Duncan, Simon to Mrs. Sarah Lame, both Boone Co. and of lawful age; lic. 25 May 1854, married 25 May by John Robinson, JP; pg.367
      No brides spotted


Boone Co. IN Re-recorded Deeds
   Index to Re-recorded Deeds lost in the fire of 1856; many deeds were re-recorded. (FHL film 1,320,074)
      (Other deeds for Robert B. Dunkin as Commissioner, Marion Co. IN, not copied, 2-643, 2-646, 3-465, 3-656; 6-192, 6-467 in Town of Lebanon)
      1-711: 16 Dec. 1852, Simon Walker and wife Elizabeth to John Duncan, both Boone Co. IN, $225, their right as some of the heirs at law of Robert Walker late of Boone Co. IN decd, 1/5 part, SE 1/4 and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 all Sec.30 T18 R2W. (FHL film 1,320,069)
      2-224: 18 April 1842, Robert B. Dunkin, Commissioner, Marion Co. IN, to Robt. Burns, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.7 T18N R1E, 40 acres. (from index only)
      2-520: 20 Sept. 1852, James M. Grater to Abraham Dunkin, both Boone Co. IN, $140, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.22 T18N R2W, 40 acres. (FHL film 1,320,070)
      2-567: 18 Jan. 1839, William (x) Dunkin and wife Elizabeth (X) to Lucius Brown, both Boone Co. IN, $65, part SE 1/4 Sec.17 T18 R2E, 12 acres. Wit. David (X) Burk, Thos. Heady. (FHL film 1,320,070)
      5-491: 10 Dec. 1844, Richard Bovee and wife Orpha Y. of Boone Co. IN to Robert B. Duncan of Marion Co. IN, $200, 30 acres off N end E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.8 T17 R2E. Wit. James T. Marsh, Jacob Brimmer. (FHL film 1,320,071)
      5-492: 10 April 1852, Robert B. Duncan and wife Mary E. of Marion Co. IN to John R. Irick of Boone Co. IN, $240, 30 acres off N end E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.8 T17 R2E. (FHL film 1,320,071)
   Proof of Deeds Volume, contains its own index (FHL film 1,320,075)
      1-51: 23 Jan. 1856, William Duncan to Henry Airhart?, $350, SE 1/4 Sec.17 T18 R2W, 148 acres "proof R. 2/4/1857" (from index)
      1-51: That on 4 Feb. 1857 appeared Henry Airheart, legal owner of deed from William Dunkin and wife Elizabeth for SE 1/4 Sec.17 T18N R2W except 12 acres off N.end, containing 148 acres; the deed was destroyed at time of burning of records 12 Oct. 1856; testimony by John T. Robinson JP who is acquainted with the property, that some time in spring 1856, he thinks the month of April, William Dunkin and wife Elizabeth in company with Henry Airheart asked Robinson to execute a deed, that both Dunkins signed by mark. (nothing giving whereabouts of Dunkins) (FHL film 1,320,075)
      1-112: That on 14 Sept. 1857 appeared John P. Davy, legal owner of SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.22 T18N R2W, 40 acres; that he had a deed from Abraham Dunkin and wife Susannah sometime in month of October or November 1855; that in March he brought the deed to be recorded, the deed is now lost. Testimony of Leonard Hubbell who drew the deed in Dec. 1855 or Jan. 1856. (FHL film 1,320,075)

Boone Co. IN Deeds (Index 1856-60 & 1861-63, FHL film 1,320,154)
      1-273: 24 Jan. 1857, George W. (X) Williams and wife Drucilla to John Duncan, all Boone Co. IN, quit claim for $155, 30 acres off E. end S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.33 T19 R1E. (FHL film 1,320,078)
      1-273: 28 Feb. 1857, John Duncan and wife Mary Elizabeth (X) of Decatur Co. IN to John Williams of Boone Co. IN, quit claim for $190, 30 acres off E. end S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.33 T19 R1E. (FHL film 1,320,078)
      1-400: 25 April 1857, William D. Williams to John S. Duncan, both Boone Co. IN, $625, 40 acres, being SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.24 T19 R1E. (FHL film 1,320,078)
      2-60: 19 Nov. 1857, John M. Foreman of Boone Co. IN to William Duncan of Marion Co. IN, $500, lot 27 in Zionsville. (FHL film 1,320,078)
      2-717: 19 March 1857, John Dunkin, Simon Walker, Stephen Foster New, Mary Dunkin, Elizabeth Walker, Rachiel New, Sarah Miller and Elizabeth A. Walker of Boone Co. IN to Mathew T. Harris of same, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.14 T19N R2W and W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.13 T19N R2W, 160 acres as heirs of Robert Walker decd, heirs at law of Lewis Walker decd, for $41.65. (FHL film 1,320,079)
      7-19: 26 Feb. 1862, William Duncan of Marion Co. IN to James J. Wells, $500, lot 27 in Zionsville (from index)


Boone Co. IN Index of Estates 1833-1877 (FHL film 1,320,125)
      No Duncan

Boone Co. IN Complete Record 1850-1852, 1853-1859 (FHL film 1,320,336)
      No Duncan indexed

Boone Co. IN Estate Records
   Index of estates vol.1 1833-77, Wills, Order Books (FHL film 1,320,125)
      Vol.A, 1839-1851 - no Duncan
      Vol.1, 1853-1872 - Samuel J. Duncan vs. Jas. M. Crose & Rebecca E. Riley, partition, pg.459
   Partition Record vol.1 1853-72 (FHL film 1,320,335)
      1-459/62: Court of Common Pleas, 4 May 1868, Samuel I. Duncan, Pltf, vs. Lavina Riley, Rebecca E. Riley & James M. Crose, Deft.; Partition. That on 13 May 1867, petition that they (all) are owners in fee simple of E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.18 T18N R1W as tenants in common; that plaintiff [Duncan] purchased of William H. Riley undivided 5/7 of undivided 2/3; that Wm. H. Riley was an heir of Allin Riley decd. and inherited 1/8 (?) of 2/3 and purchased from the other heirs 1 share of Patrick Riley, and one of Nancy a daughter of decd. and John R. Duglas her husband, and one of Caroline Cox dau. of decd. and Wm. N?. Cox her husband, and one of Mary A. Wilcox a dau. of decd. and Jacob Wiley her husband, making 5 shares. That heirs of Allen Riley decd. except Lavina Riley are each entitled to 1/7 of 1/2 of undivided 2/3, being brothers and sisters of (blank) Riley decd. who died subsequent to the death of Allen Riley; Lavina being the mother of said (blank) Riley decd. is entitled to 1/2 of 1/7. That plaintiff is entitled to undivided 5/7 of undivided 2/3, and Lavina as widow ofsaid Allin Riley decd. is entitled to 1/3. That Rebecca E. Riley is dau. of decd. and entitled to undivided 1/7 of undivided 2/3, and James M. Crose is only child of Lurana Crose who was dau. of decd and died before Allin Riley died and is entitled to undivided 1/7 of undivided 2/3. There are no other heirs. Rebecca E. Riley and James M. Crose are minors under 21. The court finds that Lavina Riley, widow of Allin Riley, is entitled to 1/3. James M. Crose and Rebecca E. Riley are entitled each to 15/168 part. Samuel I. Duncan is entitled by purchase to 82/168 part. [diagram of land]. Samuel purchased the interest of Lavina Riley after the original court order; the land was divided, Samuel got 68 acres and the two minor children each got 6 acres.


Decatur Co. IN Will (FHL film 1,521,207)
      3-136: 19 Aug. 1871, Marion Twp, Boon (sic) Co., Jennet Duncan commonly known as Jane Duncan, at present date of Marion Twp. Boon Co. IN, advanced in age; all to United Presbyterian Church (two individual $500 bequests and also residue). Appoint friend Andrew G. Weed of Marion Twp. Boon Co. IN executor. Wit. Samuel H. Weed, Mary T. Weed. Proved in Decatur Co. IN court 12 May 1882.

HISTORIES before 1923

1874 "The People's guide : a business, political and religious directory of Boone Co., Ind., together with a collection of very important documents and statistics connected with our moral, political and scientific history; also, a historical sketch of Boone County, and a brief history of each township" by Cline & McHaffie, pub. by Indianapolis Print & Pub. House (FHL book 977.254 E4c; CA State Library, Sutro Branch, SUTRO microfiche G3\LH6234)
      Pg.228, Jackson Township:
            Dunkin, G.W., laborer, 1-1/2 mi. West Jamestown; born in TN 1833, settled in Boone Co. 1848; Republican, R. Baptist.
            Dunkin, John, farmer, 5 mi. NW Jamestown, b. in IN.
            Dunkin, George W., farmer, 4-1/2 mi. NW Jamestown; born in Boone Co. 1848, Democrat, Methodist.
            Dunkin, Louis, farmer, 4-1/2 mi. NW Jamestown; born in Boone Co. 1846, Democrat, Methodist.

"Early life and times in Boone County, Indiana : giving an account of the early settlement of each locality, church histories, county and township officers from the first down to 1886, histories of some of the pioneer families of the county : biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and women : communications from well-informed citizens throughout the county : list of soldiers who went to the late war of 1861-5" by Samuel Harden; pub. Lebanon, Ind.: Harden & Spahr, 1887, 566 pgs. (LH6233, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 547,205 item 2 and 934,898 item 1)
      Pg.22: Jackson Township was settled about the year 1828. Among the first to arrive, we find the following. ... This pioneer band were joined a few years later by the following persons: ... William Duncan, ...
      Pg.344: WILLIAM NICELY, One of the early citizens of Jackson Township, was born in the state of Tennessee, on the 11th day of March, 1808; entered eighty acres of land in Jackson Township near where he now resides in 1834. Mr. Nicely was first married to Catharine Christman, who was born in Virginia, in 1808; died in 1862; is buried at Mount Zion Cemetery. Mr. Nicely was again married, to Jane Farlow; died in the year 1862; is also buried at Mount Zion Cemetery. He was the third time married, this time to Susannah C. Duncan, August 16, 1863; born September 29, 1830. Of the first set of children: John M., George W., Martha J., Mary J., William F., Albert and Sarah C.; of the second marriage: Emily M., Cynthia A., James C., Jane A. (two last named are deceased). Mr. Nicely and his wife belong to the Christian Church. Mr. Nicely is among the early pioneers of Boone County. Though quite old, he is a boy yet, a good fireside talker, and was well fitted for the frontier life. He lives four miles north of Jamestown, in Jackson Township.

1901 "History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas : illustrated : embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county" by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott, Iola, Kan. Pub. by Iola Register 1901. (from Kathy Cawley 8/2004 and FHL film 1,000,033 item 2)
      Pg.127-130: DUNCAN -- Among the settlers of Allen County who located along the Neosho River in the early seventies and who maintained his home here since is James P. Duncan, ex-register of Deeds of his adopted county. In November, 1870, he drove his teams and a small bunch of cattle onto the premises of Wm. L. Zink, three miles northwest of Humboldt, where he made his first but temporary home. He resided in this portion of old Humboldt township till 1881, serving one-half of this time as Trustee of the township, when he removed to Humboldt and it was from this latter point that he was appointed, by the Board of County Commissioners, Register of Deeds to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Jesse Fast. In this position he served nearly seven years, or until January, 1890.
      The subject of this review left the wooded country of Indiana in 1865 and made his residence respectively in Cooper County, Missouri, Douglas County, Kansas, and in Grundy County, Missouri, before his arrival in Allen County, as above stated. He was born in Putnam County, Indiana, March 22, 1840, was reared "in the clearing," and "niggering off logs" and burning brush formed a goodly share of his youthful occupation. He was three times enlisted in the Civil war, first in the 78th Indiana Volunteers; second, in the 115th Indiana Volunteers, Colonel Hahn, and third, in the 11th Indiana Volunteers, Colonel Lew Wallace. He served in an humble capacity "with the boys" and when his services were no longer needed he was discharged and returned home.
      October 24, 1858, occurred the marriage of the subject of this review. His wife was nee Mary Ellen Bailey, a notice of whose ancestry will appear farther on in this article. Eight children resulted from this union, viz: Annie, who died at one year old; Lew Wallace; Nora C. and Dora C., twins, born November 3, 1863. The former married Orlando P. Rose at Humboldt, Kansas, June 19, 1883, died October 29, 1884, leaving a son, Ora D. Rose, of Kansas City, Missouri; Dora C. married the husband of her sister, Orlando P. Rose, and resides in Kansas City, Missouri; Horace Otho, who died October 30, 1886, at nineteen years of age; J. Edgar, who died in April, 1873 at four years of age; Harry Evert, born December 24, 1871, is practicing dentistry in Humboldt, Kansas, and M. Agnes, born February 28, 1874, married Ernest L. Brown and died July 22, 1898, leaving two daughters, Nato and Lois.
      In an effort to trace up the Duncan genealogy, as in every other like effort, it will be necessary to bring in the names of heads of families remote from the subject hereof, but as this volume is devoted in a measure to the preserving of records along these lines, for the satisfaction and enlightenment of their posterity, none of the family names will be omitted from this record whose strain can be shown to have effected the subject hereof or his posterity.
      The earliest record of the Duncans of this strain, finds them located in the counties of Culpepper and Fauquier, Virginia. Our subject's great grandfather was one of two men, Charles or William Duncan, whose father, it is believed, was the Scotch ancestor who was responsible for the establishment of one branch of this American family. Three children of this doubtful ancestor referred to above are known to have survived, as follows: Henry, the grandfather of James P. Duncan, Charles, who reared a family in Missouri, and a daughter who married a Covington, after whom the city of Covington, Kentucky, was named. Henry Duncan was born about 1780, and during the last decade of the 18th century migrated to Bath County, Kentucky, where, about 1803 he married Polly Combs. Their children were: Matilda, who married Coleman Covington, her cousin, and a woolen manufacturer; James, father of our subject, born in 1806; Margaret; Miranda, who became the wife of William Barnett; Hiram, Jeptha, Granvil and George. Henry Duncan died in Cooper County, Missouri, where some of his sons reared families.
      James Duncan, father of our subject, was married in Kentucky to Annie Proctor, a daughter of James B. and Elizabeth Proctor. The last named married a daughter of an old well-to-do planter, Valentine and Elizabeth (Hicks) Tudor, of Madison County, Kentucky, and went up into Indiana about 1830, and settled in Boone County. His sons-in-law James Duncan, David Hedge and John Blackburn all passed their lives between North Salem and Lebanon and in that section the venerable couple lived honorable Christian lives and died. The children of James and Annie (Proctor) Duncan were: Mary, who married William Woodard, left two children at death, Leonidas E.A., and Froncy; Coleman C., who resides in Clay City, Indiana, married Lizzie Glenn and reared Dr. Walter C.; William, May and Franka; Dr. William, who died without heirs just after the war; Annie, wife of Champ C. Yeager, of Allen County, Kansas, is the mother of three surviving children, James L., of Oregon, Mary E., wife of E.W. Trego, of Allen County, Kansas, and Francis M., of St. Joseph, Missouri; James P. Duncan, our subject; Miranda, wife of Andrew J. Stephens of Rich Hill, Missouri, with issue as follows: James, Dillon, Annie L. and William; George W. Duncan, who married Nan Davis, has two children, Elmer, of Colorado, and Mrs. Lulu Davis, of North Salem, Indiana; John W., who married Betty Owen and died near Humboldt, Kansas, February, 1898, leaving Pheres, Mrs. Frelia Stewart, Emmert, of the Indiana Territory, Mrs. Thella Booe, of Indiana, Bertha, Buhlon and Olin; Almanda (Duncan) Ray, deceased, left five children in Indiana; Nancy Duncan, who married John Gosnold, of Kansas City, has four children: Laura, Bessie, Edna, and Nina; Kittie Duncan, deceased, wife of William Long, left four children near Holden, Missouri. James Duncan's first wife died in 1855 and a few years later he married Mrs. Amanda Dean, who bore him Ruth, Belle, Elmer and Della, twins, Charles and Minerva. James Duncan and his sons were in the main, farmers. He was one of the old line Whigs of Putnam County, Indiana, and became a Republican upon the organization of that party. His sons were all patriots during the Rebellion and three of them rendered active service in the army. He passed away in 1885 in North Salem and is buried at Maysville, Indiana.
      Lew Wallace Duncan, second child of our subject, was born near North Salem, Indiana, June 22, 1861. His mother was a daughter of Zachariah Bailey, who was born in Kentucky in 1812 and was married to Eliza Frame. The father was a son of William Bailey, who was born March 6, 1784, and who married Margaret Green, born in 1790. Their children were: Lucretia, born in 1810, married to Hiram Mitchell, and spent her life in Indiana; Zachariah, born January 5, 1812, and died in Topeka, Kansas, July 7, 1889; John T., born Dec. 14, 1813, and died at Augusta, Kansas, and Chas. W., born January 24, 1816. William Bailey died about 1816, and his widow married Moses Vice, four years his wife's junior. The children of the latter union were: Mahala, Winey, Sallie Ann, Moses, Alafair and Nancy G. Matilda J. Zachariah Bailey reared his family in Indiana and in Johnson and Butler counties, Kansas. His twelve children were: John W.; killed at Winchester, Virginia; Mary E. who married our subject and died in Iola, Kansas, January 25, 1893, was born April 14, 1841; Sallie Ann (Bailey) Welch, born August 2, 1843, died Lawrence, Kansas, September 11, 1870; William F., born August 24, 1845, served three years in the 11th Indiana Volunteers during the Rebellion, resides in Topeka; Ashbury H., born August 27, 1847, resides in Topeka; James M., born March 25, 1850, lives in Topeka, was married to Emma Clark and has a son Arthur; Lucretia M., deceased, married Chris Pickerell and left children: Hattie Fellows of Griswold, Iowa and George. Lorenzo A. Bailey married Mary McCartney. He was born June 21, 1854. Matilda J. (Bailey) Nordine, born November 3, 1856, has two sons and resides in Topeka; Zachariah C. Bailey, deceased, born May 17, 1859, was married to Florence Hart and left six children in Oklahoma; Eliza Charlotte (Bailey) Simcock, born January 20, 1862, resides in Topeka and has four children, and Phebe Alice, who died single. L.W. Duncan of this sketch, was reared in Allen County, was with a surveying party on the resurvey of the Utah Central Railway in the spring of 1890, spent the fall of the same year on the flax inspection force of the Chicago Board of Trade and in August 1891, joined the Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, and was in their employ in various parts of the United States for nine years. In 1900 he was engaged in the business of publishing histories. June 22, 1887, he was married to Annie M., a daughter of Benjamin and Fredrica (Zeigler) Keyser, Maryland settlers who came into Allen County in 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan's children are: Edna L., born May 25, 1888; Alfa I., born May 29, 1889; Lue W., born July 14, 1890, and Clifford Morril, born Nov. 8, 1894.
      September 20, 1893, James P. Duncan married Mrs. Margaret Swearingen, widow of the late well known old soldier, Joseph Swearingen, of Iola. The latter left two children, Fuller Swearingen, who served in the 20th Kansas in the Philippine Insurrection, and Miss Josie Swearingen.


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