Duncans in Crawford Co. KS


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1867 from Bourbon


1870 Crawford Co. KS Census
Lincoln Twp.
Pg.390, #159-180, DUNCAN, Amanda 36 GA keeping house $0-$0
                  Richard 10 Indian Terr., attending school
                  PRIEST, Howell S. (m) 33 MO farm laborer $0-$0
                  MORRIS, James 60 PA farm laborer $0-$275
Sheridan Twp.
Pg.410, #16-15, DUNCAN, Lucy J. 42 AL keeping house $1800-$200
                  Thomas 19 MO farm laborer $0-$0
                  James 16 MO farmer $0-$0
                  William 15 MO farm laborer $0-$0
                  Mary A. 9 MO attending school
                  Leonidus (m) 3 KS
                  (MAD: widow of Joshua L. Duncan; 1860 Jasper Co. MO Census)
Pg.413, #45-45, ELLIOT, Jacob R. 43 KY farmer $1000-$350
                  Maria 32 TN keeping house
                  Aurena (f) 14 IL attending school
                  Susan 10, Thomas 5 IL attending school
                  Ada (f) 1, Addie (f) 1 IL
                  DUNCAN, Benjamin 20 MO farm laborer $0-$0
Pg.415, #84-84, WHITESIDE, James A. 33 IL farmer $1250-$2200
                  WATERS, John R?. 32 IL farmer $2750-$2200
                  DUNCAN, Collin 16 MO farm laborer $0-$0

1880 Crawford Co. KS Census from Soundex (looking for Isaac Wilbur Duncan b.1872-73 OH)
City of Gerard, Buffalo Street, Vol.5, ED 55, Sheet 6, Line 4
DUNCAN, R.W. 34 PA (white male)
            Louisa C. 28 IL wife
            Willie H. 8 IL son
            Ora S. 4 KS dau.

HISTORIES before 1923

1905 "A Twentieth century history and biographical record of Crawford County, Kansas" by Home Authors; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. (LH11782, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 978.198 H2t and 978.198 H2t 1976 and film 1,000,035 item 1)
      Pg.277-278+: ENOCH FREED, who resides on Sec.24, Osage Township, came to Crawford County in 1880, ... born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in March, 1841, ... parents were William and Mary (Grote) Freed, both native Pennsylvanians and of German descent. Both died in Pennsylvania, the father at age 86, the mother at 85. ... Thirteen children ... Enoch is the only resident of Kansas. ... Age of 22 came to Knox County, Illinois, from which county he went to the war ... at the close of the war returned to Illinois and honorably discharged. After the war Mr. Freed returned to Knox county, and on November 10, 1866, was married there to Eliza Jane Glaze, who has been his wife and partner ... for nearly forty years. She was born in Clinton county, Ohio, February 16, 1848, a daughter of James and Phoebe (Duncan) Glaze, natives, respectively, of Brown county and Adams county, Ohio, whence they moved to near Muncie, Delaware county, Indiana, and later to Knox county, Illinois. The mother died in Monmouth, Kansas, at the age of 86, but the father, who was a soldier, now lives ... Monmouth, this county. Mrs. Freed has a brother, William Perry, who was a soldier of the 9th Indiana Cavalry and now lives at Muncie, Indiana, and four sisters: Sarah A. Northam, Mary E. Johnson, Harriet E. Windsor, and Martha F. Price. Daniel H., a brother, died at the age of 50. ...

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.1142: Crawford Co., Washington Twp. ROBERT W. DUNCAN, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 3, P.O. Girard, was born in the county of Donegal, Ireland, May 15, 1842, and came to America with his people, in 1850, who settled in Belmont County, Ohio, in 1852, where he was reared and educated; he engaged at cooperage business there, and carried it on till the breaking-out of the war, when he enlisted his services in April, 1861, in Company B, Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three months, at which time he was honorably discharged; he then re-enlisted in Company A, Forty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and did active service as volunteer for two-and-a-half years; he then veteranized in the same company and regiment, and remained actively in the service till the end of the war, when he was honorably discharged as veteran of Company A, Forty-third Ohio Veteran Infantry; after the war, he returned home and carried on cooperage business for several years; latterly, doing constructing business extensively till 1877, when he came here, and has been successfully connected with the present industry since. In November, 1866, he married Miss Clara B. Bishop, who was born in Germany in 1845, and came to America, with her people, about 1854, who settled at Pittsburgh, Penn., and who died there shortly after. She was reared in Belmont County, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have a family of two sons and four daughters -- Annie L., John W., James A., Nellie M., Alice B. and Emma V. Since locating here, he has worked actively in the development of the social life of his locality. The family are members of the Methodist Church. His farm contains 160 acres of improved land, good buildings, and an orchard of well assorted variety of fruits.


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