Duncan research files of
1840 Posey Co. IN Census Pg.303 Thomas Duncan 0000,1 - 0 Lynn 312 Henry Duncan 0000,001 - 0000,0001 NE & Harm.
1850 Posey Co. IN Census
Mt. Vernon Town
Pg.177, #141-141, Williamson DUNCAN 42 KY laborer $0
Jane 40 KY
Larkin 20, William 17, John 16 IN
James 11, Elizabeth L. 9 MO
Marion 7, Dennis 3 MO
(MAD: 1835 Parke Co. IN; ?? 1840 Platte Co. MO; ?? son of John d. 1839 Platte Co. MO??)
Pg.223, #809-809, James ALEXANDER 52 NC farmer $3000
Katherine 49 KY
Sarah 20, Andrew 18 IN
Emaly 15, Geo. 12, James 6 IN
Katherine DUNCAN 69 MD
(MAD: one James Alexander mar. Nancy Philips 6/22/1820; James Alexander mar. Catharine Robinson 9/2/1824; Goad Cemetery in Lynn Twp. has stones for James Alexander 11/5/1797 - 8/11/1860, Catherine Dunkin, wife, d. 5/24/1854 age 52yrs, and three ch., from "Posey Co. IN Cemetery Records 1814-1979" by Carroll O. Cox, FHL book 977.234 V3c)
1860 Posey Co. IN Census
Pg.602, #642-563, Thomas DUNCAN 23 IN farmer $0-$150
Rachel 20 IN, mar/in/yr
Pg.657, #16-16, Wm. FORTH 28 IN livery man $2000-$3000
Bethena 26 IN
Casnelia (f) 6, Charles 4, Evaline 5/12 IN
Mary 50 KY
Catharine SMITH 20 IL
Marion DUNKIN 14 IN laborer
Pg.685, #216-216, Larkin DUNKIN 29 IN teamster $0-$100
Maria 16 IL
Mary A. LAMBERT 47 ENG
George 22 IL laborer
1870 Posey Co. IN Census
Pg.207, #175-175, RAGLING, James 39 IN farmer $5850-$700
Winnie 32 IN keeping house
Ratcliff (m) 12, Addison (m) 10 IN
Nolia M. (f) 6, Dora (f) 2 IN
DUNCAN, Ellie (f) 24 IN
WILLIAMS, Floyd 45 IN physician $0-$500
Harry 10, George 8 IN
City of Mt.Vernon
Pg.240, #19-20, DUNCAN, Larkin (m) 39 IN teamster $0-$0
Mariah 26 IL keeping house
Willie (m) 9, Dellie (f) 3 IN
Charles 11/12 IN b.June
Pg.240, #25-27, DETRICH, Mathew 40 BAVaria cooper $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Catharine 34 BADen keeping house, parents of foreign birth
DUNCAN, Camion (m) 35 VA farmer $0-$200
Mary A. 40 OH keeping house
John W. 4 IN
THOMASON, George 17 IL apprenticed blacksmith
William M. 15 IL
(MAD: ? Campbell Duncan in 1860 Hardin Co. IL census)
Pg.241, #31-34, DUNCAN, Francis M. (m) 24 MO stage driver $0-$0
Catharine 23 IN keeping house
(MAD: not mar/in/year; indexed born MA, but plainly "Missouri")
Pg.242, #57-60, WERRING?, Thomas 39 KY farmer $2000-$300
Marinda 38 KY keeping house
William 13 IN
DUNCAN, Garret 15 KY
WERRING, Rachel E. 53 OH
Pg.372, #8-8, DUNCAN, Green B. (m) 35 VA farmer $1000-$140
Sarah J. 24 MO "Missouri" housekeeper
Mary M. 11/12 IL b.July
FISHER, Julia 28 IN housekeeper
(MAD: ? 1860 Hardin Co. IL census)
1880 CENSUS, HARMONY TOWNSHIP, POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA (from Kathy D. Cawley 5/2005)
S.D.# 1, E.D.# 100, PAGE # 160A, IMAGE 1 OF 62
ELIZABETH M., W/F, AGE 46, HEAD, W'd, IN./KY./N.C.
SAM'L K OR H., W/M, AGE 13, SON, AT SCHOOL, IN./KY./IN.
SARAH S., W/F, AGE 8, DAU., AT SCHOOL, IN./KY./IN.
NINA G., W/F, AGE 6, DAU., AT SCHOOL, IN./KY./IN.
WILLIAM B., W/M, AGE 32, STEP SON, SINGLE, LABORER, KY./KY./KY.
WILLIS, NANCY, W/F, AGE 22, DAU., SINGLE, SEAMSTRESS, IN./IN./IN.
1900 CENSUS, HARMONY TOWNSHIP, POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA (from Kathy D. Cawley 5/2005)
S.D.# 1, E.D.# 45, PAGE# 106B, IMAGE 6 OF 23, CENSUS DATED: JUNE 5, 1900
ELIZABETH, HEAD, W/F, JAN 1836, AGE 64, W'd, 6 CHI BORN, 4 LIVING, IN./KY./N.C., FARMER
DUNCAN, NANCY, DAUGHTER, W/F, MAY 1863, AGE 37, W'd, 4 CHI BORN, 3 LIVING, IN./KY./IN.
DUNCAN, NORA, GRAND DAU, W/F, SEPT 1886, AGE 13, AT SCHOOL, IN./TN./IN.
DUNCAN, HARVEY, GRAND SON, W/M, JUNE 1889, AGE 10, IN./TN./IN.
DUNCAN, ROSCO, GRAND SON, W/M, OCT 1892, AGE 7, IN./TN./IN.
FILLINGER, JOHN, BROTHER, W/M, AUG 1846, AGE 53, SINGLE, IN./N.C./N.C.
(MAD: John M Duncan mar. Nannie Willis 6/26/1883 in Vanderburgh Co. IN; KDC: Nora Duncan was dau. of Mathew Duncan and Nannie Willis)
1910 CENSUS, HARMONY TOWNSHIP, POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA (from Kathy D. Cawley 5/2005)
S.D.# 1, E.D.# 53, PAGE# 112B, IMAGE 12 OF 19, CENSUS DATED: APRIL 28, 1910
FRANCES, HEAD, F/W, AGE 72, W'd, 4 CHI BORN, 4 LIVING, IN./PA./N.C. FARMER
DUNCAN, NANNIE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 50, W'd, 2 CHI BORN, 2 LIVING, IN/TN/IN
DUNCAN, ROSCOE, GRAND SON, M/W, AGE 17, SINGLE, IN/TN/KY FARMER
Posey Co. IN Probate, 1816-1852 (FHL film 549,423; no other Duncan 1816-1852)
A-26/27: 22 June 1813, I Thomas Duncan of Gibson Co. IN Territory, being in perfect health of body, ... to Lewis Duncan my oldest son one sorrel mare at $50 as his property of my estate; to my second son Green Duncan soral roan mare valued at $60; to my son Joshua one sorrel mare valued at $60; to my daughter Nancy one sorrel horse valued at $80; to Lidia Duncan my dearly beloved (does not say wife) all and singular my household goods and moveables together with stock of cattle and hoggs ... to be at her free will and disposal in duration of her widowhood. I Thomas Duncan have made this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal. /s/ Thomas (+) Duncan. Wit. James N. Johnson, John (+) Neal?, Benjamin Holcomb, June 22, 1813. 8 Dec 1818, appeared John O Neel and Benjamin Holcom, two of subscribing witnesses, to prove will. Recorded 8 Dec. 1818. (No administrator named)
(MAD: Caldwell Co. KY tax list 1810-1811; his son Lewis mar. Hannah Holcomb; wife has been given as Lydia Allen without a source, or as Lydia Graham) (MAD: according to another source, heirs included son Thomas, Nancy wife of James Kitchen, Lydia Palmer, Phebe wife of Elisha Marvel)
(MAD: one Thomas Duncan mar. Lydia Graham 8/15/1787 Wilkes Co. NC; one Thomas Duncan and Edward Grayhan appraised estate of Gion Gibson 6/1794 Pendleton Co. SC, Thomas Duncan in 1790 census there, and 1800 next to one Benjamin Duncan; suggestion of Ilo Turner 1992)
Posey Co. IN Deeds (Index 1816-1859, grantors on FHL film 1,433,252; grantees on FHL film 1,433,303)
A-256: 17 Jan. 1818, Thomas Duncan and wife Lydia (X) of Posey Co. IN to William Davis of same, $120, 58-1/2 acres, being SE part Sec.11 of Southern Quarter, Twp.5 (indexed Twp.4) Range 12. Wit. Wm. Lovell, Samuel Montgomery, Samuel C. Hirous?; reg. on oath of Lovell & Montgomery 24 March 1818. (FHL film 1,428,931)
A-274: 13 April 1818, Thomas (X) Duncan and wife Lidy (X) to Joshua Duncan, both Posey Co. IN, $500, 101-1/2 acres by survey, being part of NW 1/4 Sec.11 T4S R12W, begin. NE corner. Wit. Saml. C. Hirous (Hirons?); rec. 4/20/1818. (FHL film 1,428,931)
B-36: 13 Feb. 1819, Joshua Duncan to Clement Whiting, both Posey Co. IN, $2,000, 101-1/2 acres, part of SE 1/4 Sec.11 T4S R12W, beg. NE corner. No wife; wit. Saml. C. Hirous, John Johnston, Chas. Whiting; rec. 8/3/1819. (FHL film 1,428,931)
C-462: 28 Oct. 1823, Lewis Duncan and wife Hannah (X) and Benjamin Holcum and wife Lidia, each of IN, to Joseph Solomon of KY, $400, N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.15 T4 R12W. Wit. Clement Whiting, John (X) Williams; rec. 10/28/1823. (FHL film 1,428,932)
C-474: 28 Oct. 1823, Lewis Duncan and wife Hannah (X) and Benjamin Holcum and wife Lidia, each of IN, to William Williams of said state, $400, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.15 T4S R12W. Wit. Clement Whiting, John (X) Williams; rec. 11/25/1823. (FHL film 1,428,932)
D-324: 15 Sept. 1826, Joshua Duncan and wife Sarah (X) of Gibson Co. IN to Clement Whiting of Posey Co. IN, $500, 12 acres 150 square rods, part of SE 1/4 Sec.11 T4S R12W, in NW corner town of Cynthiana. Wit. John Johnson, Benjamin Carter; rec. 10/7/1826. (FHL film 1,428,932)
D-364: 15 Sept. 1826, Joshua Duncan and wife Sarah (X) of Gibson Co. IN to John Armstrong of Posey Co. IN, $300, 90 acres, being part of SE 1/4 Sec.11 T4S R12W, beginning at NE corner. Wit. John Johnson, Benjamin Carter; rec. 2/26/1827 (FHL film 1,428,932)
H-494: 24 Oct. 1825, Lydia Duncan, Lewis Duncan and wife Hanah, Thomas Duncan and wife Rachel, Azariah Brothers and wife Phebe and William Palmer and wife Lydia to Joshua Duncan, $260, quit claim their right to SE 1/4 Sec.11 T4S R12W. Wit. James Kitchen JP; wives examined; rec. 3/17/1838. (FHL film 1,428,934; tape across much of deed)
No other Duncan through 1859
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, Marion, widow Duncan, Catharine H.; A 65 Ind. Inf.; 1890 June 24, Invalid Appl. #783485, Cert. #1009126, Ind.; 1902 May 1, Widow Appl. #762046, Cert. #539968, Ind. (MAD: 1880-1900 Posey Co. IN, b.1845 MO)
"History of Posey County, Indiana" by David W. Welch; pub. Chicago: Standard Pub. Co., 1913, 419 pgs. (LH8990, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
Pg.48: In 1815 (early settlers) were ... Thomas Duncan ... in Smith township. (similar on pg.83)
Pg.89: At an election held in November, 1832, the citizens of Mt. Vernon voted to incorporate the town. ... The votes polled were ... T.J. Duncan, ...
Pg.94: Epidemic of cholera in Posey county in 1873 ... list of deaths ... Larkin Duncan, the twelfth (of July)
"History of the Republican Party of Indiana : biographical sketches of the party leaders" ed. by Russel M. Seeds; pub. Indianapolis: Indiana History Co., 1899, 437 pgs. (LH8976, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 1,673,336 item 6)
Pg.386: House of Representatives. OTWAY ALLEN BAKER, Martin and Orange counties. Hon. Otway A. Baker, of Shoals, Indiana, was born at Trinity Springs, in the county of his present home, the son of N.S. Baker, born in the same county. His mother's maiden name was Dicy L. Duncan, of Posey county, Indiana. Mr. Baker's education was obtained in the public schools of Martin county. In 1893 he was married to Miss Ruby Reid. Prior to Mr. Baker's election to the legislature in November, 1898, he had held no political office.
"History and directory of Posey County : containing an account of the early settlement and organization of the county of Posey, Ind., with references to the formation of the North West Territory, Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana : also numerous incidents, tragical and otherwise, which have occurred in the county : also a complete list of the tax- payers, their post-office addresses and places of residence, together with a business directory of Mt. Vernon and New Harmony, besides local and general information of peculiar interest, also biographical sketches of prominent citizens of the county" by W.P. Leonard; pub. Evansville Ind.: A.C. Isaacs, book printer & binder, 1882, 281 pgs. (LH6268, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
Pg.93: Epidemic of 1873 ... cholera ... deaths in Mt.Vernon ... Larkin Duncan, [June] the 12th.
Pg.161: Posey County Directory for 1882:
Duncan, Cample, farmer, Point twp, Mt. Vernon.
Duncan, Joseph S., farmer, Point twp, Mt. Vernon.
Duncan, Marion, drayman, Mt. Vernon.
"Posey County, Indiana, a documented history" 8 vols., by Carroll O. & Gloria M. Cox (FHL book 977.234 V2c and from June Ricketts 1/1986)
These volumes contain extracts of many early records of Posey Co. IN, from 1815 through about 1930.
"Documentary History of the Indiana Decade of the "Harmony Society", Posey Co. IN" Vol.1 1814-1819, Vol.2 1820-1824, by Karl J.R. Arndt (1903-1991) (FHL book 977.234 H2a)
This volume also contains many early records of Posey Co. IN.
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