Duncans in Lawrence Co. IN


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

Last revised June 5, 2013

Formed 1818 from Orange


1830 Lawrence Co. IN Census
Pg. 73  William Duncan     1000,1       - 1000,1
    99  John Duncan        1100,01      - 1

1840 Lawrence Co. IN Census
Pg.225  Wm. Duncan         1010,01      - 1110,01
   245  James G. Duncan    1001,1       - 0000,1
          (MAD: ?? see James S. mar. Margaret McQuillen 6/15/1837
            Fayette Co. KY, in 1838 Fayette Co. deed 18-131;
            or ?? see James Dunkin mar. Mary Cleavland 12/22/1824
            Orange Co. IN; or ?? see James G. & Mary in 1839 Orange
            Co. deed G-313, James G. in 1850 Monroe Co. IN census)

1850 Lawrence Co. IN Census
Indian Creek
Pg.385, #856, Edward D. DUNCAN 37 KY carpenter $50
                  Elizabeth 26 KY
                  Sarah J. 10 KY, Laura A. 9 IN
                  (MAD: one Edward E. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Mayfield 3/21/1847 Martin Co. IN)
Pg.402, #1072, Bolivar DUNCAN 25 KY farmer $3000
                  Mary A. 21 IN
                  Iris (f) 1 IN
                  Jesse SCOTT 8 IN
                  (MAD: Bolivar Duncan mar. Mary A. Batman 10/22/1848)
Pg.411, #1191, William DUNCAN 47 KY farmer $11950
                  Mary H. 43 KY
                  Francis M. (m) 20, Liscurgus (m) 15 IN
                  Nancy 11, Coleman 8, Henry C. 5 IN
                  Henry BALINAN 13 IN
                  Milton McKEE 28 IN farmer
                  (MAD: William Duncan mar. Mary Malott 9/9/1824 Jefferson Co. KY)

1860 Lawrence Co. IN Census (pg.799 from Carol Anne Lucian 4/30/2013)
Flinn Twp.
Pg.590, #56, Sharol DUNCAN (f) 31 IN (blank) $0-$150
                  Nancy A. 12, John 9 IN
                  James L. 7, Susanah 3 IN
                  (MAD: indexed "Aharal?"; ?? see James & Sarah Duncan in 1850 Washington Co. IN with dau. Nancy Ann, one James Duncan mar. Sarah Myers 5/29/1848 Lawrence Co. IN)
Shauswick Twp.
Pg.732, #995, Lycurgus DUNCAN 24 IN farmer $4000-$1100
                  Sally 24 IN (not m/in/yr)
Pg.739, #1044, Bolivar DUNCAN 35 KY farmer $6000-$2000
                  Mary A. 31 IN
                  Iris 11, William T. 8 IN
                  Coleman 7, James 5 IN
                  Sally 3, Catharine 1, John W. 1/12 IN
                  Jesse Scott " (DUNCAN) 19 IN farm laborer
                  (MAD: uses ditto marks for last names)
                  Thomas HARRIS 18 IN farm laborer
Indian Creek Township, pg.47
Pg.799, #326-326, Polly PRUET 40 KY
                  Nance (f) 17 IN
                  George 14 IN
                  John 30 IN
                  Ira COBB 18 IN farmer $0-$250
Pg.799, #327-327, Virenda COBB (f) 22 IN
                  John C. 9/12 IN
                  John DUNCAN 45 KY (blank) $0-$500
    #328-328, Emily " [DUNCAN] 40 KY
                  Catlet (m) 18 KY
                  Barthena (f) 16 KY
                  James 12 KY
                  Mary 9 KY
                  Mary J. PRUETT 1 IN
Indian Creek Twp.
Pg.810, #403, Edward DUNCAN 45 KY farming $1600-$400
                  Elizabeth 36 KY
                  Loury A. (f) 17 IN

1870 Lawrence Co. IN Census (faint film, ornate handwriting, following as best I could read)
Flynn (Flinn) Township (faint)
Pg.377, #118-118, DUNCAN, Ephraim 57 NC blacksmith $0-$100
                  Sarah 38 NC keep house
                  William A. 12? NC at home
                  Nancy S. 16 NC at home
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Mecklenburg Co. NC census)
Guthrie Township
Pg.386, #33-33, DUNCAN, Sarah 42 IN keep house $0-$150
                  John W. 19, James L. 17, Susan Mary 13 IN at home
Indian Creek Township (indexed as Guthrie Twp)
Pg.402, #4-4, DUNCAN, Wm. 44 IN farmer $0-$100
                  Catherine 23 IN keeping house
                  Josiah 21, John 18, Noah 12 IN
                  Willoughby (m) 10, Disey (f) 8, Elizabeth 6 IN
                  Shandon (m) 3, Phebe W. (f) 1 IN
                  (MAD: 1860 Martin Co. IN census)
Marshall Township
Pg.465, #111-111, HOUSHEN?, James L. 38 KY farmer $5000-$500
                  Mariah L. 40 IN keeping house
                  Pheba C. (f) 12, William V. 10 IN at home
                  Robert C. 7 IN at home
                  DUNCAN, James 50 GA farmer (white)
                  BEYERS, Emily 23 OH at home
Shawswick Township
Pg.499, #88-88, DUNCAN, Bolivar 44 KY farmer $12,000 - $4,250
                  Mary A. 41 IN keeping house
                  Isis (f) 20, William 17 IN at home
                  Coleman (m) 15, James 14 IN at home
                  Sallie 12, John 10 IN at home
                  Nancy 8, Henry 7 IN at home
                  Robert 6, Charles 1 IN at home
Pg.499, #90-90, DUNCAN, Coleman 28 IN hardware merchant $8000-$6000
                  Mary L. 25 IN keeping house
                  HARNER, Kittie (f) 10 IN at home
Pg.524, #432-432, DUNCAN, Lycurgus (m) 35 IN farmer $11,420-$4,500
                  Sallie A. 34 IN keeping house
                  Mary T. 10, Norton (m) 7 IN
                  Emma 5, Frances (f) 2 IN
                  Sarah E. 4/12 IN b.Feb.
                  FENDER?, James H. 17 IN works on farm
                  CASPER, Admiral (m) 29 IN works on farm
Pg.524, #435-435, DUNCAN, William 67 KY farmer retired $12,600-$11,000
                  Mary H. 64 KY keeping house
                  Henry C. 25 IN lawyer $0-$6,500


Lawrence Co. IN Will (FHL film 1,317,622)
      A-463: Will of William Duncan of Lawrence Co. IN, 9 Nov. 1868; having disposed of the bulk of my estate by deeds, I dispose of the residue as follows: to my beloved wife Mary H. Duncan in lieu of her rights as allowed by law, all my property, real, personal and mixed, subject to the following, she to pay all just debts and to give my son Clay the choice of my notes to the amount of $3500. Lycurgus will carry out the arrangement we made with Clay. Lycurgus Duncan and John Wesley Newland are appointed to execute this will and not to be required to give any security; /s/ W. Duncan, wit. Michael N. Messick, William P. Malott. Court 13 March 1875, proved on oath of witnesses.


Lawrence Co. IN Deeds (1819-1848, 1848-58 indexes on FHL film 1,317,789)
      Index 1819-1848, Vol.A:
      A-220: 12 Dec. 1823, John Duncan and wife Polly, Joseph Sullivan and his wife Narcissa of Whitley Co. KY and Vincent Wyatt and Jemima R. his wife of Knox Co. KY, to Adam Kern of Monroe Co. IN, for $333.60, land in Laurence Co. in Vincennes Dist., T5N R2W, the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec. 23, containing 80 acres. /s/ John Duncan, Polly Duncan, Joseph Sullivan, Narcissa Sullivan, Vincent Wyatt, Jemima R. Wyatt late Jemima R. Duncan. Wit. John G. Crump, Samuel Cox. Release in Knox Co. KY by Jemima Wyatt; ack. in Whitley Co. KY by John Duncan & wife & by oaths of witnesses for Joseph Sullivan; release by Polly Duncan & Narcissa Sullivan 12 Dec. 1823 before Samuel Cox & John F. Sharp, JP's of Whitley Co. KY. Rec. Lawrence Co. IN 7 Oct. 1824. (FHL film 1,317,711)
      B-497: 11 May 1829, Hiram Malott and wife Polly (X) of Jefferson Co. KY to William Duncan and wife Mary of Lawrence Co. IN, for love to said William and Polly and $1, ("Polly" in rest of deed; no relationship given) SE 1/4 Sec.3 T5N R1E, being 160 acres. Wit. Eli W. Malott, Malinda Malott. (FHL film 1,317,711)
      D-57: 25 Oct. 1832, Robt. Mitchell to William Duncan, $225, E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.3 T5 R1E, 76a. (MAD: Deeds in Book D from index only)
      D-516: 2 Sept. 1834, Jos. Glover Colr. to William Duncan, quit claim & warranty, $3.14, part SE 1/4 Sec.18 T5 R1E, 40a.
      D-517: 2 Sept. 1834, Jos. Glover Colr. to William Duncan, quit claim & warranty, $1.69, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.33 T4 R1E.
      D-518: 4 April 1835, William Duncan to Thos. E. Wilson, quit claim, $100, land in D-516 & 517, total 40a.
      D-519: 4 April 1835, William Duncan to Trustees, School Dist. #4, T4 R1E, quit claim, part W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.33 T4 R1E, 1 acre.
      E-24: 19 May 1826, John Duncan and wife Polly of Whitley Co. KY to Abraham Wagganer of Lawrence Co. IN, $160, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.31 T6N R2W, 72 acres. Signed by Joseph Duncan, attorney. Wit. John Donaldson, Robert L. Donaldson. (FHL film 1,317,713)
      H-333: 25 March 1841, Mary Dunkin, widow, and Harvey B. Dunkin, Joseph Dunkin, Dixon S. Dunkin, Elijah Gerton & Sally his wife late Sally Dunkin, Joseph Sullivan & Narcissa his wife late Narcissa Dunkin, Joseph Laughlin & Jane his wife late Jane Dunkin, A.G. Dunkin & Eleanor C. his wife late Eleanor C. Dunkin, Samuel H. Porter & his wife Mary late Mary Dunkin, heirs of John Dunkin decd, appoint Thomas H.P. Dunkin of Whitley Co. KY our true & lawful attorney to sell one certain tract or parcel of land in the State of IN, being the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.30 T5N R1W, containing 90.27 acres. Certification by Whitley Co. KY County Clerk and Justices of the Peace. Rec. Lawrence Co. IN 7 April 1841. (FHL film 1,317,714)
      H-334: 7 April 1841; Whereas on 25 March 1841, Mary Dunkin, widow, and Harvey B. Dunkin, Joseph Dunkin, Dickson S. Dunkin, Elijah Gerton & Sally his wife late Sally Dunkin, Joseph Sullivan & Narcissa his wife late Narcissa Dunkin, Joseph Laughlin & Jane his wife late Jane Dunkin, A.G. Dunkin & Eleanor C. his wife late Eleanor C. Dunkin, Samuel H. Porter & Mary his wife late Mary Dunkin, heirs of John Dunkin decd. late of Whitley Co. KY, appointed Thomas H.P. Dunkin of Whitley Co. KY their attorney to sell one certain tract or parcel of land in the State of IN, being the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.30 T5N R1W, containing 90.27 acres; I as attorney for the heirs and also I the said Thomas H.P. Dunkin son and one of the legal heirs of the said John Dunkin sell to William Kerns of Lawrence Co. IN, for $320, the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.30 T5 R1W, 90.27 acres. Signed T.H.P. Dunkin. Wit. R.W. Thompson. Rec. Lawrence Co. IN 7 April 1841 on oath of T.H.P. Dunkin. (FHL film 1,317,714)
      K-133: 22 May 1844, Jno. L. Martin to William Duncan, $700, N. frac. Sec.6 T4 R1E, 400a. (MAD: Books K-M from index only)
      L-214: 30 Sept. 1845, Andrew Helton to William Duncan, $187, 1/5? SW 1/4 Sec.5 T5 R1E, 32a.
      L-309: 13 May 1846, State Bank of IN, quit claim to William Duncan, $900, Part SE 1/4 Sec.5 T5 R1E, 56.75a.
      M-237: 12 Oct. 1847, Jesse A. Mitchell to William Duncan, $225, lots 199 and 200 in town of Bedford.
      M-270: 19 Feb. 1848, State of IN to William Duncan, $75, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.31 T5 R1E.
      M-306: 7 April 1848, M.A. Malott to William Duncan, $250, lots 199 and 200 in town of Bedford.
      M-335: 3 Jan. 1848, M.A. Malott to William Duncan, $350, S 1/2 S 1/2 NE 1/4 and N 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.31 T5 R1E, 120a.
      Index 1848-1858, Vol.B:
      N-473: 6 Dec. 1849, Jacob Grindstaff and wife Serena (X) to Edward E. Duncan, $50, undivided W 1/2 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.19 T5N R2W, 20 acres. No wit. (FHL film 1,317,717)
      O-51: 15 March 1850, Otho W. Malott to William Duncan, $3450, NE 1/4 and W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.3 T5 R1E and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.5 T5 R1E and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.34 T6 R1E, 388 acres. (MAD: from index only)
      O-58: 20 May 1850, William Duncan and wife Mary H. Duncan to Bolivar Duncan, $50, 200 acres, part N. frac. Sec.6 T4N R1E. Signed W. Duncan. Wit. Geo. H. Monson, Not. Pub. (FHL film 1,317,717)
      O-59: 20 May 1850, William Duncan and wife Mary H. Duncan to James W. Palmer, $200, 60 acres, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and S 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.31 T5N R1E. Signed W. Duncan. Wit. Geo. H. Monson, Not.Pub. (FHL film 1,317,717)
      O-372: 22 Feb. 1851, William Duncan to Henry Ikerd, $650, part SE 1/4 Sec.5 T5 R1E, 47.75a. (MAD: from index only)
      Quit end of Book O; more deeds for Bolivar Duncan, Edward E. Duncan, William Duncan; not copied.


Greene Co. IN Deeds
      E-287: 17 Jan. 1837, Winthrop and Cythia C. Foot his wife of Lawrence Co. IN to William Duncan of afsd, for $150 paid, sell land in Greene Co. IN, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.6N Range 6W, containing 91 acres and 6/100, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Winthrop Foot, Cynthee? Foot. Wit. Mathew Borland, Robert Mitchell. Winthrop Foot and wife Cynthia C. Foot appeared before Mathew Borland, J.P., Lawrence Co. IN, 17 Jan. 1837. Certification by Robert Mitchell, Clerk of Circuit Court of Lawrence Co. IN, for Mathew Borland, Esq. Recorded 6 Dec. 1841. (FHL film 1,317,979)
      N-581: 10 Feb. 1852, in consideration of $2,378.56 paid by Gabriel Nugent & James F. Nugent, William Duncan and wife Mary C. Duncan sell to said Gabriel and James F. in fee, the SE frac. Sec.28 Twp.6N Range 6W containing 51-91/100 acres more or less, the N 1/2 of N 1/2 S fract. Sec.33 in same Twp. & range containing 88 acres more or less, and lot 1 in Sec. last afsd, the last 2 tracts in the aggregate containing 88-66/100 acres more or less, NW 1/4 Sec.34 in same Twp. & Range containing 160 acres more or less, and W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec. last afsd containing 80 acres more or less, all lands in Greene Co. IN, warrant title. /s/ W. Duncan, Mary H. Duncan. They ack. deed 10 Feb. 1852 before R.H. Monson, Notary Public, Lawrence Co. IN. Recorded March 5, 1854. Mortgage satisfied, real estate released, 21 Feb. 1862, Elizabeth Bramble, Recorder of Greene Co. (FHL film 1,317,984)
      O-195: 17 Sept. 1856, for $2875, William Ragsdale and Mary E. Ragsdale of Lawrence Co. IN convey and warrant to William Duncan of afsd, land in Greene Co. IN, NE 1/4 Sec.32 and SE frac. 1/4 of same sec., Twp.6N Range 6W, also lands in Knox Co., E 1/2 N fract. 5, E 1/2 W 1/2 and Lot No.2 in same, all in Twp.5N Range 6W, making in all 380 acres more or less. /s/ William Ragsdale, Mary E. Ragsdale. William Ragsdale and Mary E. Ragsdale ack. deed 17 Sept. 1856 before B. Duncan, Surveyor of Lawrence Co. IN. Certification by Geo. A. Thompton / Thomton, Clerk of Lawrence Circuit Court, for Bolivar Duncan, acting Surveyor for said county, 4 Nov. 1856. Filed Nov. 6, 1856. (FHL film 1,317,985)
      V-38: 17 July 1860, William Duncan and wife Mary H. Duncan of Lawrence Co. IN, for $576 paid, convey and warrant to Christian Keck, Marshiell Keck and Lee Keck, all of Martin Co. IN, real estate in Greene Co. IN, SE frac. 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.6S Range 6W containing 48 acres more or less. (no signatures shown) William Duncan and wife Mary H. Duncan appeared 17 July 1860 before Lycurgus Duncan, S.G.C., County Surveyor Greene Co. Filed Sept. 30, 1864. (FHL film 1,317,988)

Knox Co. IN Deeds
      H-675/676: 16 Aug. 1837, William Duncan and Mary his wife of Lawrence Co. IN to Isaiah Johnston of Davis Co. IN, for $200 paid, sell tract in Knox Co. IN, the E 1/2 of E 1/2 of W fractional Sec.6 in Twp.5N Range 6W containing 66 acres & 43/100 more or less; warrant title. /s/ W. Duncan, Mary Duncan. William Duncan and Mary his wife appeared before Michael A. Mallott, Notary Public of Lawrence Co. IN, 16 Aug. 1837. Certificate of Robert Mitchel, Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County, re Michael A. "Malott," 17 Aug. 1837. Recorded Feb. 4, 1838. (FHL film 2,442,847; SLC 6/2/2011)
      S-701: In consideration of $500, William Duncan and Mary his wife convey and warrant to Joseph Hixon the tract of land in Knox Co. IN, towit, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.2 Twp.5N Range 7W. 11 Aug. 1853, /s/ W. Duncan, Mary H. Duncan. Statement 18 Aug. 1853 by Andrew Gelwick, Recorder of Lawrence Co., William Duncan and Mary his wife appeared and ack. the execution of the above deed. (FHL film 2,443,729; SLC 6/2/2011)
      U-117: William Duncan and Mary H. Duncan his wife of Lawrence Co. IN convey and warrant to Charles Burch of Davis Co. IN the Pawpaw farm containing 175 acres more or less lying in Knox Co. and described as the E 1/2 of NW 1/4 and Lots No.1 and 2 of Sec.12 Twp.5N Range 7W, for $1680. 5 March 1855. /s/ William Duncan, Mary H. Duncan. Personally appeared before Bolivar Duncan, Surveyor in and for Lawrence Co., William Duncan & Mary H. Duncan, his wife, who severally acknowledged the execution of the foregoing deed. /s/ 5 March 1855, B. Duncan, S.L.C. Certificate by George A. Thornton, Clerk of Circuit Court of said county, that Bolivar Duncan was the county surveyor and qualified, 5 March 1855, /s/ Geo. A. Thornton, Clk. Recorded 3 April 1855. (FHL film 2,443,729; SLC 6/2/2011)

Martin Co. IN Deed
      4-448: 27 Oct. 1847, Edward E. Duncan and wife Elizabeth (X) of Martin Co. IN for $20, to George W. Crooke of same, town lots 82, 83 and 84 in Hillsborough. Wit. William S. Gaither. (FHL film 1,316,967) (MAD: 1850 Lawrence Co. IN)

Orange Co. IN Deed (FHL film 1,316,670)
      G-313: 3 Nov. 1839, James G. Duncan and wife Mary (+) of Lawrence Co. IN to George W. Hopper of Orange Co. IN, $218, 2/3 of lots 65 & 66 in Orleans.

Fayette Co. KY Deed (FHL film 8,701)
      18-131: 11 Feb. 1838, James Duncan and wife Margaret late Margaret McQuillin of Lawrence Co. IN to John M. McQuillen of Fayette Co. KY, $120, land in City of Lexington, undivided interest in estate of (blank) McQuillan. Wit. James W. Freeman, Enoch Hampton. Rec. Lawrence Co. IN 1 Sept. 1838; rec. Fayette Co. KY 15 Oct. 1840.

Johnson Co. KY Deed
      Q-549/550: 10 Aug. 1879, Henry Cushing of Marion Co. IN to Coleman Duncan and Mary L. Duncan his wife of Lawrence Co. IN, for $3,500 paid, sell the following lands, beg. on the conditional line between Arch Rismens? and sd Russells, then ... to Howards line, then to the beg. containing 100 acres, also a piece of land on the Mar of Howards forks of Paint creek adj. the Howard farm, containing 150 acres, also a certain piece of land on Barnett's Creek a short distance below Pasketts Mill beg. at a corner of a survey made by Sam Packett, then with Cendill's line, to Barnett's Creek, containing 100 acres, in all 350 acres, together with all appurtenances, and Henry Cushing agrees not to do anything that would change the premises. /s/ Henry Cushing. He appeared 4 Aug. 1879 before William Erwin, Recorder, Lawrence Co. IN Court. Received for Record, Johnson Co. KY, 1 Feb. 1880. (FHL film 835,709; SLC 10/4/2011)


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, Coleman, widow Duncan, Mary L.; B ? Ind. Inf.; 1869 Nov. 1, Invalid Appl. #149621, Cert. #110148; 1911 Feb. 20, Widow Appl. #958777, Cert. #724174, Tenn. (MAD: Hamilton Co. TN & Lawrence Co. IN)

HISTORIES before 1923

1884 "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington counties, Indiana : from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc." by Goodspeed Bros. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch, SUTRO microfilm 277, Reel 39, Book 141; and microfilm 71, Reel 19, Book 84; did not copy minor references)
      Pg.46: Perry Township; early settlers ... 1817, John Duncan.
      Pg.49: Indian Creek Township; early settlers ... 1817, James Duncan, John Duncan.
      Pg.242: HIRAM M. BATMAN, Shawswick Township; ... born in Bobo Twp, this county, Dec. 6, 1833 ... parents native of Jefferson Co. KY who came to Bono Twp in 1816; the mother died in 1837, and Hiram M. remained with his father until the death of the latter April 28, 1847, when he went and lived with M.B. Lemon for three years. He then lived with Bolivar Duncan until he was 22 years old. Nov. 8, 1855, he married Catharine McKnight ... (MAD: no further mention of Duncan)
      Pg.248: LYCURGUS DUNCAN, Shawswick Township, born in this township, August 8, 1835, the 4th child of 8 of William and Mary H. (Malott) Duncan, remained with his parents on the farm ... until he was 18, ... He taught school, afterward entered a hardware store at Bedford ... 18 months later he moved the farm on which he now lives. ... June 30, 1858, he married Sallie A. Bryant, who bore him 8 children, six of whom are now living: Mary P., Morton, Sarah E., William, Carrie T., and Nannie, all at home with their parents. March 18, 1879, Mrs. Duncan died, and March 8, 1883, he married Amanda E. Driscoll, who has borne him one child, Kate. ... His parents were natives of Jefferson Co. KY. They reached Lawrence Co. December 25, 1825. The family is one of the best in the county.
      Pg.248: WILLIAM EDWARDS was born in Ashe Co. NC, June 16, 1811, the 9th of 12 children born to Starling and Salin (Cobb) Edwards. Our subject came to this State in 1827, and has been a resident of this county ever since. In consequence of his father's death his educational facilities were limited, and he was cast out upon the world to carve his own fortune, and well he has done it. July 18, 1833, he was married to Elizabeth Fish, and to this union 12 children have been born, six of whom are now living: Serelda, who mar. Thomas Kilgore; Sallie, wife of B.F. Kilgore; John who mar. Retta Williams; Lucien whose wife was Martha Long; a son who married Delilah Cariss; Virginia F. who mar. George Kinnick. Farming has always been his occupation and he now owns 208 acres of land ... members Christian Church, Democrat, an interest in political matters, well respected. (MAD: see Orange Co. IN)
      Pg.262: MICHAEL N. MESSICK, Shawswick Township, ... born March 6, 1830, in Orleans, Orange Co., IN, one of 6 children born to Michael N. and Laurinda (Ramsey) Messick, ... among the earliest settlers of Orange Co. IN from KY. M.N. Messick Jr. came to Bedford in 1838 with his mother, who was a widow with 6 children. He received a common school education ... age of 12 work in printer's trade, ... May 18, 1852, he was married to Sarah J. Johnson, ... In 1852 Mr. Messick began working at his trade in Bedford; ... in December, 1856, in partnership with William Duncan and Dr. J.W. Newland, embarked in the hardware trade. ...
      Pg.264: JOHN W. NEWLAND, M.D., Shawswick Township, ... was born in Lawrence Co., Ind., July 26, 1827, one of 11 children born to John and Agnes (Allen) Newland, who came to IN in 1819 from Berks Co. NC, he being a native of VA. ... John (Sr.) died Aug. 14, 1838; Agnes died October 16, 1867. ... Dr. Newland ... October 1, 1848, he married Sarah E. Duncan. ...
      Pg.352: WINEPARK JUDAH, M.D., Marshall Township, was born in Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN, March 5, 1842. ... After his discharge (Civil War) in 1864 he acted in the capacity of Recruiting Officer and Assistant Provost Marshall for Monroe County. June 9, 1865, he was married to Minerva A. Duncan, and nine children have been born to them, seven of whom are living: Lena M., William B., Mary A., Walter C., Winepark J., Stilson and Nellie. Mr. Judah keeps the only hotel in the village of Guthrie, and keeps a good house. ...

1914 "History of Lawrence and Monroe counties, Indiana : their people, industries and institutions" pub. by B.F. Bowen (FHL film 934,913 items 1 and 2)
      Pg.496-8: Judge Henry Clay Duncan. ... the late Judge Henry Clay Duncan ... was born in Lawrence Co. IN on Jan. 16, 1845, and died at his home in Bloomington [Monroe Co.] on Jan. 30, 1911. He was the son of William and Nancy (Malott) Duncan, both of whom were natives of Jefferson Co. KY. They were married there in 1824 and two years later moved to Lawrence Co. IN, where they spent their remaining years, the father's death occurring on March 1, 1875. They were the parents of eight children, all of whom are now deceased. Henry Clay Duncan ... educated Lawrence Co., later in Northwestern University (now Butler College) and on Jan. 1, 1864, student in Indiana University but relinquished his text books and enlisted in 136th Reg. IN Volunteer Inf., mustered out Oct. 1, 1864, resumed studies, 1868 Bachelor of Arts Degree. ... Republican. Judge Duncan married Dec. 11, 1872, to Sadie Cummings, daughter of Dr. Adam F. and Melissa (Edwards) Cummings, both natives of OH to Jefferson Co. IN in childhood with their respective parents (4 children not copied here); Mrs. Cummings is still living at advanced age of 87 and making her home with her daughter Mrs. Duncan. Judge and Mrs. Duncan had four children: Frank of Bedford [Lawrence Co.]; Antoinette became wife of Burton E. Hansen of Bedford; Newland a farmer in this county; Sallie the wife of Phillip B. Hill of Bloomington.
      Pg.518-20: J.B. Duncan, MD. Medical ... J.B. Duncan was born on paternal farmstead about four miles northeast of Bedford, IN, on March 6, 1856, and is scion of one of sterling pioneer families of this section of the state. His paternal grandfather, William Duncan, better known as Judge Duncan, was born in Jefferson Co. KY on March 8, 1802. On reaching manhood, he married Mary H. Malott who was born and reared in an adj. county, and their wedding journey to their new home in Lawrence Co. IN was made on one horse. They settled on the John Younger farm, five miles from Bedford, where Mr. Duncan lived until about 1860, then moved to Bedford where lived until his death on March 15, 1875. His wife lived till April 29, 1887. William Duncan ... became man of influence & prominence, served as county judge several years, and as county surveyor for 30 years. He reared to adulthood seven orphan children besides his own family of five children ... Bolivar, father of the subject of this sketch; Lycurgus; Coleman; Judge H.C. of Bloomington; Mrs. Dr. J.W. Newland; all of these children now deceased. Bolivar Duncan was born on the farm northeast of Bedford in 1825 and his wife who bore maiden name of Mary Ann Batman was born at Bono, Lawrence Co. IN in 1829; Bolivar Duncan was farmer; his death occurred on July 3, 1883; he and wife had nine children: Isis the widow of Robert W. Day of Bedford; William P. who lives on part of land entered by his grandfather in 1835; Coleman a retired farmer living at Louisville, KY; Dr. James B. the subject of this sketch; Sallie E. wife of Robert C. Duncan of Bowling Green KY; Robert S. farmer and large land owner of Bedford; Nannie the widow of J.W. Newland of Bedford; Clay W., proprietor of Bedford Hardware Co., and Harry who died in Dec. 1894. Dr. James B. Duncan reared on home farm, Bedford high school, 4 years teaching school, ... has been married three times, first to Mollie Knight, dau. of J.D. Knight, her death occurring in 1881 without issue. The Dr. then married Sallie Carson of Petersburg, IN, who bore him a dau. Georgia now wife of John C. Brumley of Oakland, CA; Mrs. Sallie Duncan died in 1898. In 1902 Dr. Duncan married Ollie Batman of Bloomington, IN, the dau. of Henry H. and Catherine Batman. Republican, Christian Church.

1916 "Courts and Lawyers of Indiana" by Leander J. Monks, pub. by Federal Pub. Co. (IN State Library book 347.09 M745c V.3; from C.T. Duncan 12/2007)
      Vol.3, pg.1135: Duncan, Henry Clay, born in Lawrence county, Indiana January 6, 1845; died at Bloomington [Monroe Co.], Indiana, January 30, 1911; served as prosecuting attorney, legislator and Circuit court Judge.

1895 "Encyclopedia of Biography of Indiana" by George Irving Read, ed., pub. Century Pub. & Eng. (IN State Library book 920.R324; from C.T. Duncan 12/2007)
      (Indexed as Vol.2) Pg.203-204: HENRY C. DUNCAN. Hon. Henry Clay Duncan, of Bloomington [Monroe Co. IN], was born in Lawrence county, Indiana, January 16, 1845. His parents were Kentuckians, born in Jefferson county of that State, his father, William, being a descendant of Scottish Duncans, while his mother, Mary Malott, was of French and Dutch extraction. In December, 1826, they removed to Indiana, locating upon a farm near Bedford in Lawrence county. Both were members of the Christian church, and in politics William Duncan was first Whig and then Republican. He died in 1875, his wife surviving him by twelve years. The boyhood of Henry Clay Duncan, ... was passed upon his father's farm, in the fields of which he toiled in summer, attending school during the winter terms. The Duncan farm was a fine one, and its management prosperous; and at the age of nineteen our subject was able to enter the State University at Bloomington. This was in 1864, when our Civil War was waging hotly, and at the end of his first term ... he left the university and enlisted in the army, doing service as a private soldier until his discharge from military duty, when he returned to Bloomington and resumed his college work. He graduated in 1868, read law for a year with Moses F. Dunn, at Bedford, then entered the Law Department of Indiana University, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1870. For the next five years he was engaged in the practice of law at Bedford, then in 1875, located at Bloomington, which has since been his place of residence and the center of his professional labors. ... For twenty years Judge Duncan has been one of the directors of the First National Bank of Bloomington; and he has been city attorney, prosecuting attorney and Judge of the Circuit Court. In 1888 he was nominated by the Republicans for Congress, but met defeat with the rest of his party. In 1894, however, he was elected State Senator, and served during the sessions of 1895 and 1897 ... Like his parents, Judge Duncan is a member of the Christian church; and he belongs to the F.A.M. and the G.A.R. In 1872 he was married to Miss Sarah Cummins, whose father, Dr. A.F. Cummins, now deceased, was one of the leading physicians of Bloomington. Five children have been born to them, of whom the four now living are: Frank, Antoinette, Newland and Sallie. ...

1890 "Indiana University, Its History from 1820, When Founded, to 1890" by Theophilus A. Wylie, pub. by Wm. R. Burford (SUTRO microfilm 71 reel 3, CA State Library, Sutro Branch, and FHL film 1,000,528 item 1)
      Biographical Sketches of Its Presidents, Professors and Graduates, and a List of Its Students from 1820 to 1887.
      Pg.243: 1868. Henry Clay Duncan, born January 16, 1845, in Leatherwood, Lawrence Co. IN; residence, Bloomington, IN; educated at district schools, Lawrence Co. Degrees, A.B., A.M. and LL.B., 1870. Occupation, lawyer. Position, private in the army during the Rebellion. Member of Christian Church. Prosecuting Attorney 10th Judicial District.

1881 "An atlas of Gibson and Pike counties, Ind." from actual surveys under the direction of B.N. Griffing, pub. by D.J. Lake (SUTRO microfilm 277 reel 50 book 181, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; and FHL film 812,503 item 6)
      Pg.17: List of Patrons, Pike Co., Washington Township: Duncan, J.B., P.O. Petersburgh, physician and surgeon, born Lawrence Co. IN, settled Pike Co. IN 1879.

1879 "Atlas of Lawrence Co. IN" by Lake (FHL film 812,504 item 13; SLC 9/2007)
      Pg.48: List of Patrons, Shawswick Township, include: Duncan, Bolivar, P.O. Bedford, farmer & surveyor, nativity Jefferson Co. KY, settled 1846.

"Indiana Magazine of History" Vol.7#2, June 1911 (FHL film 873,892 item 5; from PERSI index)
      Pg.31: Judge H.C. Duncan. The papers of the State announced the sudden death of Judge H.C. Duncan at his home in Bloomington, on Jan. 30 (1911). Judge Duncan was one of the most widely known and respected citizens of Monroe Co. and probably engaged longer in the practice of law there than any one else in the county. He has long been active in all public interests. He served in the army during the Civil War and has been at the head of the local interests of the Grand Army of the Republic. In historical circles, Judge Duncan is known as one of the leaders in the Monroe Co. Historical Society. He contributed an article upon Austin Seward to the Sept. 1908 number (Vol.IV #3) of this magazine, and a year later an article of his upon Judge James Hughes (Vol.V #3) was published. In both of these papers Judge Duncan showed a knowledge of the local history of the State ... His death leaves us the poorer in the ability to recall and to describe the earlier life of our country.
      Pg.77-81: Henry Clay Duncan, by James Albert Woodburn. [A paper read before the Monroe Co. Historical Society at its February meeting, 1911.]
            ... Henry Clay Duncan was born on a Lawrence Co. IN farm five miles east of Bedford, Jan. 16, 1845. He died suddenly, without warning to family or friends, on January 30, 1911, having just entered upon his 67th year. He was the son of pioneer parents, of sturdy, substantial stock.
            His father, Judge William Duncan, of Lawrence Co., of Scotch-Irish stock, was born in Jefferson Co. KY, Feb. 16, 1803. He came to IN in 1826 while the country was new, ... public positions in Lawrence Co., being probate judge for 25 years, county surveyor and county assessor. Judge Henry Clay Duncan's mother was Mary Haws Malott, also born in Jefferson Co. KY in 1807, about 12 miles east of Louisville. She was of mixed French Huguenot and German descent, French on the side of her father, Hiram Malott, and German on the side of her mother, Mary Haws, who was educated wholly in the German language and followed her Bible reading and worship in that tongue alone. William Duncan and Mary Haws Malott were married on Sept. 24, 1824. They emigrated to IN and settled on their Lawrence Co. farm in 1826. Their oldest son, Bolivar Duncan, was born in KY in 1825. The other seven children were born on the Lawrence Co. homestead about a mile from the old Leatherwood Christian Church. The father died in 1872, the mother in 1887. ...
            Henry Clay Duncan was the youngest of the eight children. He was educated in the country schools, and for one term attended the old Northwestern University, now Butler College, and in Jan. 1864, at the age of 19, he entered Indiana University. While he was a young student in the university, he enlisted among the "boys in blue" in the army of the Union, for the 100 day's service. His regiment was the 136th IN Volunteers, in command of Col. John W. Foster. After serving the 100 days for which he had enlisted, young Duncan re-entered the university and graduated with the class of 1868 and later from the law class of 1870. ... In 1874 he came to Bloomington and formed a partnership with John W. Buskirk. After the death of Buskirk, Duncan formed a partnership in 1888 with Ira C. Batman ... continued until the death of Judge Duncan a few weeks ago, a period of 23 years. Judge Duncan was married on Dec. 11, 1872, to Sadie Cummings, a dau. of Dr. A.F. Cummings, one of Bloomington's leading physicians, ... five children, four of whom survive. The son, Frank C. Duncan, was the efficient secretary of this society for a number of years. ... In 1894 Judge Duncan was elected as State Senator to represent the counties of Monroe, Brown and Bartholomew ...
      (MAD: per Sons of American Revolution, Application for Membership, Dallas Chapter, TX Society, 1992, by Jerome Mark Hansen, William Duncan was the son of Coleman Duncan, who mar. Elizabeth Young 12/7/1801 Nelson Co. KY, per DAR Application #691999, and Duncan family histories dated 16 Aug. 1897 (by Henry Clay Duncan), pp.1-3; and dated 25 Dec. 1871 (by H.S. Nelson and James Duncan) p.6.)


"The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families" by Edmund James Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland, 1896 (FHL films 1,015,854 and 1,015,855, 3 vols.)
      Pg.727: #5222, Mary Cleveland (dau. of Ebenezer Cleveland #1679 who d. Lawrence Co. IN Oct. 27, 1853, age 71) b. June 30, 1808, Wythe Co. VA, d. Clay Co. IL, m. James Duncan, he d. Clay Co.; dwelt Clay Co. Ch.: Sarah Duncan, d. unm, killed by falling tree; Marshal M. Duncan; Martha Duncan. (MAD: James Dunkin mar. Mary Cleavland 12/22/1824 Orange Co. IN)


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