Duncan research files of
1830-1840 Warren Co. IN Census
No Duncan indexed
1850 Warren Co. IN Census
Pg.10, #13, Nancy DUNKIN 47 OH (blank)
James 16 IL farmer
Thomas 14 IN
Joseph 13, Sarah 11 IL
Elisabeth 8, Harriett 5 IL
(MAD: ? James Duncan of Vermilion Co. IL mar. (2nd) Nancy Taylor 6/28/1832, 1840 Vermilion Co. IL census, d.1849 Vermilion Co. IL)
Pg.68, #76, Joseph R. DUNCAN 23 OH schoolteacher $75
Mary 22 OH
Wm. A. 1 IN
(MAD: born Highland Co. OH; mar. Mary Krug 6/29/1848 Montgomery Co. IN; 1860 Marion Co. IA census)
Pg.92, #89, George DUNCAN 30 IN farmer $3500
Louisa 24 KY
Simon DUNCAN 22 IN farmer
Johnathan (sic) 7, Martha J. 6 IN
Mary J. 4, William 2 IN
(MAD: George William Duncan mar. Maria Louisa Smith 4/16/1849 Boone Co. IN; 1860 Warren Co. IA census)
1860 Warren Co. IN Census
Pg.618, #267-277, Lewis? EVANS 24 PA farm laborer $0-$250
Eliza 21 IN (mar/in/yr)
Mary M. DUNKIN 49 OH
Pg.629, #354-365, Francis DUNOP (f) 39 KY widow $0-$0
Baife (m) 20 OH
Nelson 18, Moses 14, Elizabeth 12 IN
Margaret 10, Peter 8, Sarah 1 IN
Solomon DUNCAN 21 OH farm laborer
Pg.631, #362-373, Joel WHITE 31 IN farm laborer $0-$300
Margaret 18 IN
Mary 1 IN
William MOTHER? (MATHER?) 21 IN farm laborer
Solomon DUNCAN 21 OH farm laborer
Elen WHITE 7 IN
Pg.661, #592-602, George ROLLEY 26 IN farm laborer $0-$150
Amanda 23 IN
Clowin? (m) 2 IN
Margaret DUNCAN 15 IN servant
Pg.670, #650-660, John ROUSE 33 OH farmer $2000-$700
Maria 23 IN
Mary J. 6, Sara E. (f) 2 IN
George W. 6/12 IN
Calvin DUNCAN 22 IL farm laborer
Pg.670, #653-663, Henry D. SOUTH 26 KY farm labor $0-$300
Mary J. 22 IL
Elizabeth 3, Nancy J. 1 IN ("Ia")
John McCONE 22 OH farm labor
Nancy DUNCAN 55 KY widow & matron
Massa (f) 13 IL
(MAD: Henry D. South mar. Mary Jane Duncan 3/18/1856, from info of Melanie Wheeler-Hayes 3/2003)
Pg.671, #661-671, William L. DUNCAN 24 IL farm laborer $0-$0
Elizabeth 26 IN
James 3, Nancy 2/12 IN
John D. LUDLOW 30 NY wagon maker $500-$800
James ARMSTRONG 25 NY carpenter $0-$300
1870 Warren Co. IN Census
Mound & Kent Twp.
Pg.328, #666-646, DUNCAN, William 33 IN farm laborer $0-$250
Elisabeth 33 OH keeping house
Lillie J. (f) 9, William M. 6, Laura B. 3 IN
Pg.338, #797-777, DUNCAN, Asa 66 KY farmer $4215-$1075
Nancy 49 OH keeping house
Hugh 16, James 24 IL farm laborer
(MAD: 1860 Vermilion Co. IL census)
Warren Co. IN Deeds; General index, 1826-1864; MAD: have put deed book-page first (FHL film 1,976,840)
7-514: Duncan, Saml. & wife to Lewis H. Bunwell, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.22 Range 8, 1843
7-446: Duncan, Joshua from Nick Sheffer, Shff, N 1/2 NW 1/4 8-20-9, 1842
7-511: Duncan, Samuel from Benj. Scott & wife, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 7-22-8, 1839
8-32: Duncan, Thomas H. & wife to Jeminah Pagets, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 29-22-7, 1840
11-283: Duncan, John H. & wife to Jesse Sargeant, "no description", 1848
12-297: Duncan, Nancy from Jacob Clem & wife, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 5-20-9, 1851
12-399: Duncan, Thomas H. from Adam Firebaugh, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 29-22-7, 1838
14-130: Duncan, Darias to John C. Rutledge, N end fr. sec. 34, Twp.21 range 10, 1853
13-156: Duncan, Dennis from Henry L. Ellsworth, frac. 34-21-10, 1851
14-73: Duncan, Alpha from Henry L. Ellsworth, S 1/2 NW 1/4 35-21-10, 1853
14-73: Duncan, Darias from Henry L. Ellsworth, W 1/2 SW 1/4 35-21-10, 1853
15-39: Duncan, Darias to Alfred Allison, pt fr 34-21-10, 1853
16-55: Duncan, Alpha & wife to Joseph McAdams (M.Adams?), S 1/2 NW 1/4 35-21-10, 1853
16-56: Duncan, Darias to Joseph McAdams (M.Adams?), S 1/2 N 1/2 fr 34-21-10, 1853
15-548: Duncan, Newell from Otho Allison, S 1/2 SE 1/4 35-21-10, 1854
Vol.4, 1856-1864 (SLC 4/2/2012)
17-267: Duncan, Nancy to Lorain R. Henderson, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 5-20-9, 1857
19-202: Duncan, Darial from John W. Wilkins, Lot 8 Blk 3 x 17 ft pt No.9 Blk 3 SL City, 1859
20-454: Duncan, Darius to Lemuel Barbar, Lot 8 Blk 3 SL City & pt Lot 9 Blk 3 SL City, 1861
19-455: Duncan, Darias from John M. Wilkins, Lot 8 Blk 3 State Line City & pt Lot 9 same, 1859
Warren Co. IN Deeds
Warren Co. IN Deeds Vol.6-7, 1841-1844 (FHL film 1,976,955)
7-446/447: 14 Feb. 1842, Nicholas [Sheffer] Sheriff of Warren Co. IN to Joshua Duncan of Fountain Co. IN, that Joshua Duncan at Sept. term Fountain Circuit Court IN for 1841 recovered against Lisander West judgement for $58.45 debt and $4.95 damages, making in all $63.40, together with $11.62 costs, and sued for writ of Firie Facias on the judgment on 27 Dec. 1841, attested by Joseph Restine Clerk of said Fountain Circuit Court, for the Sheriff to make the $63.40 and $11.62 and have the money 21 March 1842 to be paid to plaintiff; Nicholas Sheffer Sheriff levied on 28 Dec. 1841 land belonging to Lisander West, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.20N Range 9W, also N 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.20N Range 9W, ... advertised for sale, sold on 14 Feb. 1842, no bids, public auction, Joshua Duncan bid for N 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.20N Range 9W containing 80 acres for $160, being 2/3 the appraised value of the 80 acres, the highest bid, sold to Joshua Duncan for $160. /s/ Nicholas Sheffer, Sheriff of Warren Co. IN. Wit. Thos. O. Neall, B.F. Gregory. Nicholas Sheffer appeared 9 Nov. 1842 before Thomas O Neall, Recorder. Recorded Nov. 9, 1842.
7-511: 29 Oct. 1839, Benjamin Scott and wife Elenor of Frankin Co. IN to Samuel Duncan of Fountain Co. IN, for $200 paid, sell land in Warren Co. IN, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.22N Range 8W containing 40 acres, warrant title. /s/ Benjn. Scott, Elenor (X) Scott. Wit. William V. Powell, Naomi Powell. 29 Oct. 1839, Benjamin Scott and wife Elenor Scott appeared before William V. Powell, J.P., Fountain Co. IN. Certification by Joseph Restine, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fountain Co. IN, for William V. Powell, Esq., 11 May 1843. Recorded May 17, 1843.
7-514: 3 May 1843, Samuel Duncan and wife Susannah of Fountain Co. IN to Lewis H. Bonnel of Warren Co. IN, for $150 paid, sell land in Warren Co. IN, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.22N Range 8W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Samuel Duncan, Susanna Duncan. Wit. E.F. Lucas, Thomas O. Neall. Samuel Duncan and wife Susannah appeared 3 May 1843 before Thomas O Neall, Recorder. Recorded May 26, 1843.
Warren Co. IN Deeds Vol.8-9, 1844-1847 (FHL film 1,977,053)
8-32: 19 June 1840, Thomas H. Dunkin and wife Margaret of Fountain Co. IN to Jeremiah Pagit of Warren Co. IN, for $200 paid, sell land in Warren Co. IN, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.22N Range 7W, containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thomas H. Duncan, Margaret Duncan. Wit. Jasper J. Eldridge, Elizabeth Donely. Thomas H. Duncan and wife Margaret appeared 19 June 1840 before Jasper J. Eldridge, J.P., Fountain Co. IN. Recorded Sept. 2, 1844.
Warren Co. IN Deeds Vol.11, 1848-1851 (FHL film 1,977,054)
11-283/284: 31 May 1848, John H. Dunkin and wife Elizabeth Dunkin, heirs of George Sargent Senior deceased, of Fountain Co. IN, to Jesse Sargent of Warren Co. IN, for $150 paid, sell their interest in the real estate of George Sargent Senior decd. as heirs of said decd, warrant title. /s/ John H. Dunkin, Elizabeth Dunkin. Wit. Eveline Hollovy, Samuel Colman. John H. Dunkin and Elizabeth Dunkin appeared 10 June 1848 before Samuel Colman, J.P., Fountain Co. IN. Certification by J. Ristine, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fountain Co. IN, for Samuel Colman Esq., 15 Aug. 1848. Recorded July 15, 1850.
Warren Co. IN Deeds Vol.12-13, 1851-1853 (FHL film 1,977,055)
12-297/298: 24 Feb. 1851, Jacob Clem of Warren Co. IN for $250 paid, sell to Nancy Duncan of afsd, real estate in Warren Co. IN, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.20N Range 9W, warrant title. Rebecca Clem, wife of Jacob Clem, relinquishes her dower. /s/ Jacob Clem, Rebecca (X) Clem. Wit. W.T. Jones. Jacob Clem and wife Rebecca Clem appeared 24 Feb. 1851 before William T. Jones, J.P., Warren Co. IN.
12-399/400: 12 March 1838, Adam Firebaugh and wife Mary Firebaugh of Fountain Co. IN to Thomas H. Duncan of afsd, for $175 paid, sell land in Warren Co. IN, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.22N Range 7W with appurtenances, warrant title. /w/ Adam Firebaugh, Mary (X) Firebaugh. Wit. Wm. Crumpton, Philip Weaver. 12 March 1838, Adam Firebaugh and wife Mary Firebaugh appeared before Philip Weaver, J.P., Fountain Co. IN. Certification 4 March 1838, by William B. White, Clerk of Fountain Co. Circuit Court, for Philip Weaver. Recorded Jan. 9, 1852.
13-156/157: 10 Nov. 1851, Henry L. Ellsworth of City of La Fayette, Tippecanoe Co. IN, for $160 paid, sell to Dennis Duncan of Warren Co. IN, real estate in Warren Co. IN, fractional Sec.34 Twp.21N Range 10W containing 40 acres more or less, subject to all highways that have been laid out on the same, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Henry L. Ellsworth. Wit. Aaron Vannatta. 10 Nov. 1851, Henry L. Ellsworth appeared before Aaron Vannatta, Notary Public for Tippecanoe Co. IN. Recorded Oct. 23, 1852.
Warren Co. IN Deeds Vol.14-16, 1853-1857 (FHL film 1,977,056)
14-73: 16 July 1853, Henry L. Ellsworth and wife Marietha M.B. Ellsworth of Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co. IN, for $400 paid, sell to Alpha Duncan of Warren Co. IN, real estate in Warren Co. IN, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.21N Range 10W containing 80 acres more or less, subject to all highways that have been laid out on the same, together with appurtenances. Warrant title. /s/ Henry L. Ellsworth, M.M.B. Ellsworth. Wit. A. Vannatta. 16 July 1853, Henry L. Ellsworth and wife Marietta M.B. Ellsworth appeared before Aaron Vannatta, Notary Public, Tippecanoe Co. Recorded Sept. 28, 1853.
14-73/74: 16 July 1853, Henry L. Ellsworth and wife Marietha M.B. Ellsworth of Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co. IN, for $400 paid, sell to Darius Duncan of Warren Co. IN, real estate in Warren Co. IN, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.21N Range 10W containing 80 acres more or less, togther with appurtenances. Warrant title. /s/ Henry L. Ellsworth, M.M.B. Ellsworth. Wit. A. Vannatta. 16 July 1853, Henry L. Ellsworth and wife Marietta M.B. Ellsworth appeared before Aaron Vannatta, Notary Public, Tippecanoe Co. Recorded Sept. 28, 1853.
14-130/131: 1 Feb. 1853, Darius Duncan and wife Mary Ann of Vermillion Co. IL, to John C. Rutledge of afsd, for $25 paid, sell real estate in Warren Co. IN, (dark) 2-1/2 acres off N end of Sec.34 Twp.21N Range 10W?, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Darius Duncan, Mary A. Duncan. Wit. G. Merrill, James C. Davis. They appeared 6 Feb. 1853 before G. Merrill, County Judge of Vermillion Co. IL. Certification by Thomas Short, Clerk of County Court for Guy Morrill, Esq. Recorded Dec. 7, 1853.
15-39/40: 5 Feb. 1853, Darius Duncan and wife Mary Ann of Vermillion Co. IL to Alfred Allison of Warren Co. IN, for $52 paid, sell real estate in Warren Co. IN, 7-1/2 acres of Fract. Sec.34 Twp.21N Range 10W bounded in such a manner as to leave 2-1/2 acres of said fract. sec. on North and 30 acres on south of said 7-1/2 acres lot divided by lines running east and west, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Darius Duncan, Mary A. Duncan. Wit. G. Merrell, James A. Davis. Darius Duncan and wife Mary Ann appeared 5 Feb. 1853 before Guy Merrill, County Judge of Vermillion Co. IL. Recorded May 10, 1854.
15-548/549: 2 Aug. 1854, Otho Alison and Martha Allison for $1250 paid, sell to Newel Duncan, all of Warren Co. IN, real estate in Warren Co. IN, S 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.21N Range 10W containing 80 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Otho Allison, Mary (X) Allison. Otho Allison and wife Mary Allison appeared 2 Aug. 1854 before William T. Jones, J.P. Recorded March 4, 1856.
16-55/56: 5 Oct. 1853, Alpha Duncan and wife Polly Ann of Vermilion Co. IL to Joseph M. Adams of afsd, for $800 paid, sell land with appurtenances in Warren Co. IN, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.21N Range 10W containing 80 acres more or less, subject to all highways that have been laid out on the same, warrant title. /s/ Alpha (X) Duncan, Polly Ann Duncan. Wit. G. Merrill. Alpha Duncan and wife Polly Ann appeared 5 Oct. 1853 before G. Merrill, Vermillion Co. IL Judge. Recorded March 16, 1855.
16-56/57: 5 Oct. 1853, Darius Duncan and wife Mary Ann of Vermilion Co. IL to Joseph M. Adams of afsd, for $100 paid, sell land in Warren Co. IN, S 1/2 N 1/2 Fract. Sec.34 Twp.21N Range 10W containing 10 acres more or less, subject to all highways that have been laid out on the same, warrant title. /s/ Darius Duncan, Mary A. Duncan. Wit. G. Merrill. Darius Duncan and wife Mary Ann appeared 5 Oct. 1853 before G. Merrill, Vermillion Co. IL Judge. Recorded March 16, 1855.
Warren Co. IN Deeds Vol.17 (FHL film 1,976,840 item 4)
17-267/268: 4 Dec. 1854, Nancy Duncan of Vermillion Co. IL for $285 paid by Lorain R. Henderson of Warren Co. IN, sell to said Lorain R. Henderson real estate in Warren Co. IN, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.20N Range 9W containing 40 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Nancy (X) Duncan. Wit. Wm. T. Jones. Nancy Duncan appeared 4 Dec. 1844 before William T. Jones, J.P. Recorded Oct. 1, 1857.
"Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature of the state of Indiana" Vol.125, by John L. Griffiths, cases from May term 1890 not published in Vol.124; Vol.125, pgs.10 to 14 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 1/2004; extract)
(MAD: Newell Duncan mar. Mary Jane Starry in 1852 Warren Co. IN; in 1860 Vermilion Co. IL census, and 1870 Iroquois Co. IL census)
DUNCAN et al. v. HENRY; No. 14,237, Supreme Court of Indiana; 125 Ind. 10; 24 N.E. 506; May 26, 1890, Filed.
From the Warren Circuit Court.
(Opinion:) Olds, J. -- This is an action by the appellants, Alva V., James A., Frank and Emma Duncan, against the appellee, Minerva Henry, for the partition of certain real estate described in the complaint.
The appellee answered that the real estate was owned by one Nicholas Starry, now deceased, and that the plaintiffs are children of Mary Duncan, deceased, who was the daughter of said Nicholas Starry, and are grandchildren of said Starry, who died in the State of Kansas about the year 1880, intestate as to the land described in the complaint; that he left surviving him, as his heirs, said plaintiffs, his grandchildren, Hannah Smith, wife of John Smith, a daughter, Nicholas Starry, Alexander Starry, and George Starry, his sons, and Elizabeth Meek and Maggie Watson, his daughters; that in his lifetime said Nicholas Starry, deceased, by way of advancements, gave to his said sons and daughters large amounts, to wit: to his daughter Mary Duncan, $3,000; to Maggie Watson, $2,000; and to each of his other children, $1,000; that his entire estate, including the amounts so advanced, amounted to about $30,000; that in 1878, after the death of Mary Duncan, he gave to her children, the plaintiffs, certain real estate in Warren county, Indiana (describing it), of the value of $3,000, in full of all their claim and interest in his real estate; that at his decease, in 1880, the amount of property owned by him, together with what had been advanced, made to each of his said children about the sum of $5,000; that said property was divided equally among said children, after taking into account the amounts so advanced, and charging them each with the same; and that the amount so given to said Mary and that given to plaintiffs by said ancestor more than equalled the share they were entitled to of the estate of said decedent, and that after said settlement and distribution the appellee, in good faith, and for its full value, without knowledge or notice that plaintiffs had, or claimed to have, any interest in or title to the same, purchased said real estate described in the complaint of Hannah Smith and her husband John Smith, who had received the same on the share of said Hannah Smith in the estate of her father, Nicholas Starry, deceased.
The appellants demurred to this paragraph of answer for want of facts, which demurrer was overruled. They excepted, and assign the ruling as error.
The appellants then filed a reply to this paragraph of answer, alleging the death of Nicholas Starry, in the State of Kansas; that he died testate as to a part of his estate, and setting out a copy of his will showing a devise to the appellants of the real estate described in said answer, and that the appellants hold said real estate by virtue of, and under, said will; and that, as to the real estate described in the complaint, the said Nicholas Starry died intestate, and admitting that the heirs are properly named and stated in said answer.
The appellee demurred to this reply, and the court sustained the demurrer, and this ruling is also assigned as error. The overruling of appellants' demurrer to the answer, and the sustaining of a demurrer to the reply, are the only errors discussed on the part of counsel for appellants. We are not favored with a brief on behalf of the appellee.
We do not think there is any error in either of these rulings.
The answer alleges certain advancements made to the heirs of Nicholas Starry, and that after his decease there was a settlement between the heirs, and the real estate described in the complaint was assigned to Mrs. Smith, a daughter, that the appellants and their mother had been advanced to their full share in the estate of their ancestor, and therefore had no interest in said real estate described in the complaint, and that the appellee purchased said land of Mrs. Smith and her husband; this constituted a good answer to the complaint.
It is contended by counsel for appellants that the purchaser of Mrs. Smith's interest could not set up advancements to the other heirs. In this counsel is in error. The purchaser stands in the same relation to the estate as did the heir; he receives whatever interest the heir has in the estate. If the heir from whom he purchases has been advanced, that fact may be shown to reduce the interest of the heir, and likewise reduce the interest received by the purchaser. And in the case under consideration the purchaser alleges that she purchased of the heir all of the real estate described in the complaint in good faith, and for a valuable consideration; and she has the right to allege and prove such facts as establish the title of the heir from whom she purchased to all of the real estate.
It is contended by counsel for appellants that the facts alleged in the reply show that the land, which is alleged in the answer to have been given by the ancestor to the appellants, and which is further alleged to be of the value of $3,000, and to be an advancement to the appellants, was devised to them by the will of the ancestor, and therefore can not be treated as an advancement. Grant that to be true, and yet the reply is not good. The reply purports to be a reply to the whole answer. The answer alleges an advancement of $3,000 to the mother of the appellants in her lifetime, and the reply in no way seeks to deny or avoid the advancements made to the mother, nor does it deny the division made after the death of the ancestor, by which the property in controversy was given to Mrs. Smith as her share. At most, the reply can only be said to be a partial reply, when it purports to be a reply to the whole answer, and is, therefore, bad, and the demurrer was properly sustained to the same.
The answer does not set out the family settlement and division of the property as specifically as it should, but no objection is urged to it on that account, and hence we have not considered it with regard to the formal averments.
There is no error in the record for which the judgment should be reversed.
Judgment affirmed, with costs.
Filed May 26, 1890; petition for a rehearing overruled Sept. 20, 1890.
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, Ira M., widow Duncan, Martha G.; G 150 Ind. Inf., B 25 Ill. Inf.; 1882 Oct. 19, Invalid Appl. #462765, Cert. #350307, Ill.; 1895 May 17, Widow Appl. #614859, Cert. #420920, Ill; remarks XC2667910. (MAD: Warren Co. IN; Ira and Frank Duncan listed in Co.B 25th Inf. State Line, Warren Co. IN, in IL Civil War Soldiers database)
MAD: see IL Civil War Soldiers; IL State Archives Database of IL Civil War Veterans (as of 3/22/1998)
1881 "History of Montgomery County [IN] : together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence and other authentic sources" by Hiram Williams Beckwith (FHL book 977.248 H2b)
Pg.300-1: Dr. Joseph R. Duncan, Crawfordsville, born March 21, 1827, in Highland Co. OH, the son of Alexander and Susan (Robb) Duncan. His father came with parents to America and settled on farm in PA when 11 years of age. Alexander afterward moved to OH where he died July 12, 1861, in Highland Co. at age 81 years. He fought in War of 1812 ... his wife Susan was born in KY and both were members Methodist church. Joseph R., son of above, spent his youth on farm, age 22 began study of medicine. ... Settled at Hillsborough, then at Jacksonville, IN, afterward Knoxville [Marion Co.], IA. In 1858 attended college, returned to Knoxville where he practiced for 17 years. In 1863 commissioned Assistant Surgeon in 11th IA regiment. ... Mason and Odd-Fellow. Married June 29, 1848, to Mary Krug, daughter of William A. Krug, an old settler now nearly 90 years of age. Mrs. Duncan was born June 11, 1828. They have four children: William A. and Mary C. both decd; Alice E. and Ernest A. living. Methodist church. (MAD: mar. Mary Krug 6/29/1848 Montgomery Co. IN; 1850 Warren Co. IN census)
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