Duncans in Shawnee Co. KS


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

Last revised November 2, 2007

Formed 1855, original county


1860 Shawnee Co. KS Census
Topeka Twp.
Pg.661, #202-198, Nancy DUNCAN 28 KY seamstress $0-$0
                  Edith 4, Henry L. 3 KY
                  (MAD: Harman Duncan 35 KY & ?wife Nannie & ch. in 1870 Colfax Co. NM census)
Tecumseh Twp.
Pg.711, #670-601, Eli HOPKINS 35 SC farmer $5000-$1300
                  Susan 40 TN
                  Robert 21 MO
                  Josiah 15, Mary 13 MO
                  Elisha 10, George 5, Susan 7 MO
                  Lisle (m) 18 MO farm laborer
                  Ann Elisa 2 KS
                  (MAD: see Phelps Co. MO; Susan the widow of Robert Duncan, had son Robert Bertley Duncan b.1839, mar. Lucy Routt Bradford)

1870 Shawnee Co. KS Census
Williamsport Twp.
Pg.244, #28-30, DUNCAN, James 35 PA farmer $0-$300
                  Sarah 25 PA keeping house
                  Elizabeth 2 PA
                  Clara 7/12 KS b.Nov.
                  GARILS?, Robert 36 PA farmer $3000-$1000, parents of foreign birth

1880 Shawnee Co. KS Census (partial; HeritageQuest image 12/2006)
Mission Dist., Sheet ??, S.D.2, E.D.14
Pg.224C, #94, DUNCAN, C.N., w/m 44 (blank) mar. farmer IN VA KY
  Jane, w/f 33 wife mar. keeping house IL VA KY
  Cora, w/f 10 dau. at home MO IN IL
  Greeley, w/m 7 son at home KS IN IL
  Frank, w/m 5 son at home KS IN IL
      (MAD: 1870 Harrison Co. MO census)


Civil War Pension File; Certificate 3-7068; for Charles N. Duncan (extract from Sandra Yeates 12/2006)
      Declaration for Original Invalid Pension was requested when Charles N. Duncan was 49 as a result of contracting neuralgia affecting his eyes caused by exposure on or about June 1865.
      Signed by Charles N. Duncan, Born in Washington, State of Indiana - 26 years of age, 5' 9-1/4", light complexion, Brown eyes, Brown hair and by occupation when enrolled was a farmer. Served for three years; enrolled on December 17, 1863 in Peru, Company L 12th Regiment of Ind. Cavalry Volunteers, Honorably discharged November 10, 1865 at Vicksburg, Miss.
      Declaration of Pension confirms birth date to be 5/27/1837. Places of residence since leaving the service have been: First - Grundy County, Ill, then to Shawnee County Kansas in the year 1872 and remained at RFD No. 2 Topeka (Shawnee County) Kansas. Declaration attested to by Albert McClain and W. A. Slvo - dated 5/28/1907.
      Pension Certificate confirms wife to be Jane (Stewart) Duncan; married February 7, 1869, Grundy County Ill; marriage records can be found in Morris, Grundy County, Ill. Not previously married - Living children Harry B. (b. 9/17/1872); Frank E (b. 7/23/1874) and Myrtle (11/1/1883)
      Affidavit by Carrie Lansing (Detroit Michigan) attested to the single marriage of Charles N. Duncan and Jane (Stewart). In the documents for Jane Stewart Duncan (Affidavit signed by Carrie (Lansing), she (Carrie) declares that (1) Charles N. married Jane in Grundy County, Ill; (2) Neither Charles nor Jane had ever been married to anyone else; (3) It makes mention of knowing Charles Duncan 2 years prior to marriage, but text is unclear if Jane knew him or Carrie knew him?? Nor where they knew him from. (SY: Possibly Carrie was a friend of Jane and/or both.) Carrie's last address (as of 2/12/1913) was 778 Seminole, Detroit, Michigan (Wayne County) and her full name at that time was Carrie Lansing.

HISTORIES before 1923

1905 "History of Shawnee Co. KS & Representative Citizens" ed. by James L. King, pub. by Richmond & Arnold, Chicago (CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL book 978.163 H2k and film 973,010 item 1 and 1,000,040 item 3)
      No Duncan biography indexed

"History of Shawnee County, Kansas, and representative citizens" by James Levi King; pub. Chicago, Ill.: Richmond & Arnold, 1905, 627 pgs. (LH8999, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Pg.81-82: Eighteenth Kansas Regiment, Cavalry - ... E.W. Duncan ...
      Pg.85-86: Second regiment ... Battle of the Big Blue, 22 Oct. 1864, ... Prisoners ... George Duncan ...
      Pg.89-90: Company F (Big Springs) ... George Duncan, William Duncan, ...


"Midwest Genealogical Register [KS]" Vol.14#4, March 1980 (FHL book 973 B2mg)
      MAD: Pgs.175-179 contain a sketch of the family of Eli Hopkins whose wife Susan Dodd, born 10/21/1818, had married first on 8/9/1838 to Robert Duncan who died the same year, as his will was filed in November of 1838, with her father and herself signing the transaction. (MAD: there are estate or guardian documents for Robert Duncan in 1838 in Pulaski Co. MO and in 1848 in Greene Co. MO)


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