Duncan research files of
1840 Kosciusko Co. IN Census
No Duncan indexed
1850 Kosciusko Co. IN Census
Pg.344, #73, Leonard DUNCAN 50 NY farmer $600
Henriette 32 NY
Frances (m) 11, Mary J. 8 OH
Sarah A. 7 OH
Alfred 5, Stephen 2 IN
(MAD: 1840 Fayette Co. OH census, 1860 Champaign Co. IL census; ? Alfred in 1870 Johnson Co. MO census)
1860-1870 Kosciusko Co. IN Census
No Duncan indexed
1870 Kosciusko Co. IN Census (HeritageQuest image 12/2007)
Scott Twp. pg.16
Pg.439, #106-106, MILLER, John M. 70 PA (blank) $0-$300
Isabell 50 PA keeping house
Lucinda 17 MO
Silus 15 MO
Anna B. 8 IA
Kosciusko Co. IN Deed Indexes
Deed index, 1836-1852, Vol.A, Di-Du (FHL film 1,705,510 item 4)
Dunkin, Samuel from Mahlon Wilson, Warranty, Aut. 7, 1844, $1000, pt SW 1/4 & SW SE 1/4 9-31-6 (Sec.-Twp-Range), Aug. 19, 1844, 4-440
Deed index, 1836-1866, Vol.B (FHL film 1,705,267)
Duncan, James from Elisha Sheldon, Warranty, Aug. 7, 1851, $175, S 1/2 W 1/4 20-32-4, 80 acres, Oct. 16, 1851, 10-226
Duncan, Leonard from D.A. Phillips, Warranty, June 30, 1853, $200, Lot No.4 1-33-6, 34.51 acres, June 24, 1853, 12-183
Deed index, 1856-1860, Vol.C (FHL film 1,705,267 item 2)
Duncan, L. to H. Noil, Warranty, 5 April 1856, $500, W 1/2 NE 1/4 & Lot No.4, 1-35-6, 95.01 acres, July 8, 1856, 16-231
Duncan, Amos from C. Burns, Warranty, 13 Nov. 1856, $400, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 15-32-4, 40 acres, Nov. 15, 1856, 16-385
Duncan, Amos to Wm. N. Moore, Warranty, Oct. 21, 1858, $350, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 15-32-4, 40 acres, Dec. 15, 1858, 18-402
Kosciusko Co. IN Deeds
4-440/441: Mahlon Wilson to Samuel Dunkin, Deed No.286. 7 Aug. 1844, Mahlon Wilson and wife Juda Wilson of Elkhart Co. IN for $100 paid by Samuel Dunkin of Richland Co. OH, sell and quit claim to said Samuel Dunkin our interest as one of the heirs of Aaron Wilson decd. to undivided part of SW 1/4 and S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec.9 in Twp.31N Range 6E, being that part of the real estate of said Aaron Wilson of Knox Co. OH decd., together with appurtenances. /s/ Mahlon Wilson, Juda (X) Wilson. Wit. Martin Arnold, L.C. Arnold. Mahlon Wilson and wife Juda ack. deed before Caleb Phillips, J.P. of Kosciusko Co. IN, and Juda released her dower right, 17 Aug. 1844. Filed August 17? (19?), 1844. (FHL film 1,705,274)
10-226: Elisha Shelden deed to James Duncan. 7 Aug. 1851, Elisha Sheldon and wife of Kosciusko Co. IN for $175 paid, sell to James Duncan of afsd, premises in Kosciusko Co. IN, the S 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.32 Range 4E containing 80 acres more or less, and said Elisha Sheldon and wife Diantha warrant title. /s/ Elisha Sheldon, Deantha Sheldon. Wit. Isaiah Holloway, George Wowootan. Elisha Sheldon and Diantha Sheldon ack. deed before Isaiah Holloway, J.P., 7 Aug. 1851. Recorded Oct. 16, 1854. (FHL film 1,705,276)
12-183/184: 20 June 1853, David A. Phillips and Rebecca J. Phillips of Kosciusko Co. IN for $200 paid by Leonard Duncan of afsd, sell to said Leonard Duncan, real estate in Kosciusko Co. IN, Lot No.4 in Sec.1 in Twp.33N Range 6E containing 34 acres and 50/100 more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. David A. Philips and Rebecca J. Phillips his wife who relinquished her dower. /s/ David A. Phillips, Rebecca J. Phillips. They appeared 30 June 1853 before Metcalfe Beet?, Notary Public. Recorded June 24, 1853. (FHL film 1,705,277)
16-231: 5 April 1856, Leonard Duncan and wife Henrietta Duncan of Kosciusko Co. IN convey and warrant to Henry Noel of Kosciusko Co. IN for $5000, real estate in Kosciusko Co. IN, Lot (no number given), the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.33N Range 6E containing 60 acres and 50/100 more or less, also Lot No.4 in Sec.1 Twp.33N Range 6E containing 34 acres and 51/100 more or less. /s/ Leonard Duncan, Henrietta Duncan. Leonard Duncan and wife Henrietta ack. before Metcalfe Beck, Notary Public, 5 April 1856. Recorded July 8, 1856. (FHL film 1,705,278)
16-385/386: 13 Nov. 1856, Charles Burns and wife Margaret Burns of Kosciusko Co. IN for $400 paid by Amos Duncan of same place, sell to said Amos Duncan real estate in Kosciusko Co. IN, NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec.15 Twp.32N Range 4E containing 40 acres, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Charles Burns, Margaret Burns. They appeared 13 Nov. 1856 before James Anderson, J.P. Recorded Nov. 15, 1856. (FHL film 1,705,278)
18-402: 21 Oct. 1858, Amos Duncan and wife Vanvelia of Laporte Co. IN convey and warrant to William N. Moore of Kosciusko Co. IN for $350, real estate in Kosciusko Co. IN, the NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.32N Range 4E containing 40 acres more or less. /s/ Amos (/) Duncan, Vanvelia (X) Duncan. Wit. E. Brown. 31 Oct. 1858, Amos Duncan and wife Vanvelia Duncan ack. deed before E.L. Bennet, Notary Public of LaPorte Co. IN. Recorded Dec. 10, 1858. (FHL film 1,705,279)
Lake Co. OH Deeds
E-257: 25 Aug. 1846, Leonard Duncan and wife Henrietta for $400 to Reuben Hitchcock, land in Minton Twp, being #10 of 9th Range of Townships of CT Western Reserve in State of Ohio which is also in Lake Co., 40 acres. Ack. Koscuisko Co. IN. Wit. Geo. W. Thrott?, S.E. Janny?. (FHL film 974,943)
K-316: 26 Dec. 1850, Leonard Duncan and wife Henrietta of Kosciusko Co. IN, for $150, to Samuel Duncan, "19" and 40/100 acres in Lake Co., from W part of E 1/2 lot 6 in Tract 10 ... 9th Range ... "59" acres and 40/100. Wit. Jas M?. Jacoby. Ack. Kosciusko Co. IN. (FHL film 974,945)
1919 "A Standard history of Kosciusko County, Indiana : an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development; a chronicle of the people, with family lineage and memoirs" by Lemuel W. Royse, pub. by Lewis Pub. (FHL book 977.282 H2s & v.2; IN State Library book 977.291 K86S 1919, from C.T. Duncan 12/2007)
Vol.2, pg.518-519: SILAS DUNCAN. One of the best known citizens of Scott Township is Silas Duncan, who for many years has lived in Kosciusko County and is still vigorously and diligently attending to his duties as a farmer and stock raiser on his place four and three-quarter miles southeast of Nappanee.
Mr. Duncan was born in Putnam County, Missouri, June 7, 1855, a son of Silas and Isabelle (Cook) Duncan. He was the youngest of four children and his birth occurred after his father's death. He has a sister still living, Lucinda, widow of James Stackhouse of Bourbon, Indiana.
In April, 1863, Mrs. Silas Duncan, the widowed mother, came to Kosciusko County with her children and settled in Scott Township, where she lived until her death. She had married John M. Miller in Missouri, and they traveled overland from that state to Indiana in a wagon. The father of Silas Duncan, Sr., was an Englishman and his wife was an Irish woman. During the journey from Missouri to Indiana, John M. Miller and family ... Mr. and Mrs. Miller had one daughter, Anna B., wife of William H. Clinger, of Warsaw.
Silas Duncan, Jr., was only eight years of age when he came with his mother to Scott Township. He lived at home until he was sixteen and then started out for himself, having some knowledge of farming and a fair district school education. On June 19, 1881, he married Mary A. Harlan, who was born in Prairie Township of this county August 24, 1854, daughter of William and Eliza (Boggess) Harlan. She was reared in Van Buren Township and attended the district schools there. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Duncan settled on her mother's farm and lived there for some years and then moved to Plain Township, and from there in 1906 came to their present place of fifty acres in Scott Township. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are members of the Church of God and in politics he is a republican. Their children are: Morris, who is married and lives in Van Buren Township; William H., whose home is west of Warsaw; Charles L., deceased; Nora I., wife of William Cain of Scott Township; Maude, wife of James McCubbin of Leesburg; and Caroline, unmarried and at home.
Mrs. Duncan is, as already noted, a daughter of William and Eliza Harlan. Her great-grandfather, George Harlan, was a native of Virginia, moved in pioneer times to Kentucky, and in 1806 left that state and went to Ohio, and died near Dayton. He had eleven children, seven sons and four daughters, James, Samuel, John M., George, William, Elijah, Jacob, Elizabeth, Sarah, Nancy and Mary Jane.
Samuel Harlan, grandfather of Mrs. Duncan, was born January 11, 1800, and died December 22, 1842. On coming to Indiana he first settled in Wayne County and afterwards in Henry County. His second wife was Eliza Ardney, and they had five children. William Harlan, father of Mrs. Duncan, was born in Henry County, Indiana, and in 1852 married Eliza Boggess. By that marriage there were four children: Jerome; Mary, Mrs. Duncan; Sophronia, wife of John Estep; and George. Mrs. Duncan's mother died in 1859 and her father then married Caroline Raker, who bore him four children.
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