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Duncans in Switzerland Co. IN

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

Last revised November 26, 2011

SWITZERLAND CO. IN
Formed 1814 from Dearborn, Jefferson
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820-1840 Switzerland Co. IN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1830 Switzerland Co. IN Census
Pg.72  Benjamin Dungan      1010,1  -  1000,1

1850 Switzerland Co. IN Census
Craig Twp.
Pg.359, #115, James G. BUCHANAN 24 IN farmer $700
                  Jule Ann 21 IN
                  Margaret J. 2, Sarah A. 7/12 IN
                  John DUNCAN 13 VA
Pg.370, #270, Henry LOVAIN 32 OH farmer $400
                  Elizabeth 17 VA
                  Nancy DUNCAN 34 VA
                  Ann STILL 12, John 16 VA
                  (MAD: George Duncan mar. Nancy Still 11/30/1849)

1860 Switzerland Co. IN Census
Craig Twp.
Pg.184, #289-289, Nicholas DUNCAN 38 VA S.B. mate $0-$230
                  Frances (f) 30 IN
                  John W. 12, Frances E. (f) 5 IN
                  Hariet A. 3, Edward 9/12 IN
                  (MAD: 1850 Ohio Co. IN census)

1870 Switzerland Co. IN Census
Craig Twp.
Pg.270, #97-97, LOVINE, Henry 51 OH farmer $3200-$1200
                  Clara A. 19 IN keepig house
                  Solomon 17 IN
                  John 14, Thomas 10 IN
                  ROOK, Jane 17 IN
                  DUNCAN, Nancy 54 IN
                  LOVINE, Mary 82 PRUssia, parents of foreign birth
Pg.285, #305-305, DUNCAN, Wilson N. 52 VA farmer $1400-$300
                  Malvina 30 IN keeping house
                  Frances (f) 16, Harriet 14 IN
                  Edward 10, Lydia 3, George 1 IN
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.312, #509-504, DUNCAN, H. Lee (m) 39 VA farmer $1150-$300
                  Ellen 49 IN keeps house
                  William 17, Isabella 16 IN at home
                  Joseph 13, Elizabeth 10 IN at home
                  Harriet 9, Emma 3 IN (blank)
                  (MAD: 1860 and 1880 Ohio Co. IN census)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Switzerland Co. IN Probate Order Books
      v.1 1814-24 - (FHL film 1,310,448) - not looked at
      v.2 1831-37 - (FHL film 1,310,448) - not looked at
      v.3 1837-43 - (FHL film 1,310,448 & 449) - not looked at
      v.4 1843-49 - (FHL film 1,310,449) - no index
      v.5 1849-53 - (FHL film 1,310,449) - no Duncan

Switzerland Co. IN Will Record (FHL film 1,310,446 item 3-5)
      v.1 1823-47, v.2 1847-59, v.3 1859-66 - no Duncan in abstract book
 

LAND RECORDS

Switzerland Co. IN Deeds 1817-1867 (grantor index on FHL film 1,311,735 item 2; grantee on FHL film 1,311,736 item 3)
      K-318: 14 April 1845, William Huckleberry and wife Elizabeth (X) to Peter Duncan, all Switzerland Co. IN, $160, part of Sec. 22, Twp. 4 North, Range 12 East, 160 acres. Wit. Peter Gray, John Wright. (FHL film 1,311,722)
      K-319: 14 April 1845, William Huckleberry and wife Elizabeth (X) to Peter Duncan, all Switzerland Co. IN, $1000, 160 acres, fractional Sec. 22, T4N R12E, adj. land deeded to David Lewallen by "said Preston and wife". Wit. Peter Gray, John Wright. (FHL film 1,311,722)
      N-286: 28 March 1849, Peter Duncan and wife Mary of Switzerland Co. IN to David H. Blunk of same, $2000, land deeded by "Isaac T. Preston and wife". Wit. Peter Gray, Elias Hannas. (FHL film 1,311,723) (MAD: Peter Duncan mar. Mary Huckleberry 11/24/1842; 1850 Tipton Co. IN census; son of Charles Duncan of Stokes Co. NC)
      O-601: 14 May 1851, Hiram C. Parker, gdn. of John Duncan, a minor with neither father nor mother living, who will be 15 years old on 1 Nov. 1851, who consents, John is apprenticed to James Garret Buchanan to learn farming to 1 Nov. 1857 when he will be 21; give him horse, saddle and bridle worth $60. (FHL film 1,311,724)
      T-436: 1 March 1858, Peter Duncan and wife Mary (+) quit claim 16 acres to John F. Cotton of Switzerland Co. IN. Reg. in Tipton Co. IN. (FHL film 1,311,727)
      No other grantee; quit after 1858 on grantor
 

OTHER RECORDS

"Territorial Papers, Indiana Territory" Vol.VIII (CA State University, Sacramento, library, and from Evelyn Sigler 6/1982)
      Pg.317-20: Memorial to Congress by Citizens of the Territory; ordered to lie on the table, November 26, 1814: Settlements in the New purchase made by General Harrison on the Wabash and two forks of White River were made by a few adventurers (footnote indicates this was the area later Clark Co., around White Oak Springs); the petition asks that these settlers be given preference to the lands they have improved. Signed by James Duncan and others, including Elijah Vanlaningham (sic), Jesse Calahan, Isaac Garrot.
      Pg.331-5: Memorial to Congress by Citizens of the Territory; read February 1, 1815: Petition similar to that on page 317-320 above. (footnote: some families lived in White Oak Springs [Clark Co.], some in Jackson, Pike, Dubois, and Switzerland Cos.) Signers include Thomas Duncan, Thomas Evans, Saml. Marshall.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1898 "Biographical & Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard & Tipton Cos. IN" by Lewis Publ. (FHL book 977.2 D3bg)
      Pg.180-1, Vol.1: Dr. S.O. Duncan, druggest and practicing physician of Russiaville, Howard Co. IN, is a native of this county, born in Honey Creek Twp. on a farm on June 2, 1868. Lineage back to Scotland, his great-grandfather Duncan having been chief of a Scottish clan. At an early period in the history of America, he left his home in Scotland and came to America, settling in NC, where his son Peter, the grandfather of our subject, was born. Peter Duncan came in early life to IN and located in Switzerland Co. and his son, F.M., the Doctor's father, was born in that county. In 1848 the Duncan family removed to Howard Co. and here F.M. grew to manhood, farmed, present home in Russiaville, he having recently retired from the farm. During the Civil war, private in 118th IN Volunteers, enlisted Aug. 1862, discharged at close of war. Married Miss Hannah Runk, daughter of Samuel Runk, the third white man to settle in Honey Creek Twp, Howard Co. Mr. Duncan is now 51 years of age, and his wife 52; parents of five children, three of whom are living: S.O. subject of this review, Orpha wife of Joseph D. VanSickel of Miami IN; and Earnest, a student in Law School. S.O. Duncan attended school near home, then Franklin College, graduated 1893 ... Baptist Church; his father in New-Light or Christian church. (MAD: no mention of marriage or wife of S.O. Duncan.)
 

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