Duncans in St. Joseph Co. MI


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

Last revised May 24, 2012

Formed 1829 from Wayne
Kalamazoo formed 1829 from St. Joseph
Barry formed 1829 from St. Joseph, Kalamazoo
Eaton formed 1829 from St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Calhoun
Branch formed 1829 from St. Joseph, Lenawee
Calhoun formed 1833 from St. Joseph, Kalamazoo


1830 St. Joseph Co. MI Census
Brady Twp
Pg.180  William Duncan     0010,0001  - 0001,0001
        Deliman Duncan     0000,2     - 1001
          (MAD: see Kalamazoo Co. MI)

1840 St.Joseph Co. MI Census
Bucks Twp.
Pg.251  William Donkin     0000,101   - 0222,001
        Charles Donkin     1010,01    - 1210,01
           (next to William)
Nottaway Twp.
Pg.254  Saml. Dunkin Jur.  2100,01    - 0010,1

1850 St. Joseph Co. MI Census
Pg.529, #152, Nathan KIRKINSON 46 NY carpenter
                  Lydia 42 RI
                  Abigail 15 NY
                  Marshin H. OWEN? (f) 20 NY
                  Mary DUNCAN 26 ENG
Pg.710, #26, James B. DUNKIN 46 VA farmer $13000
                  Mary J. 39 VA
                  William W.S. 18 VA
                  Rebecca Ann 7 MI
                  (MAD: 1834 Loudoun Co. VA; from Rappahannock Co. VA)
Pg.714, #55, Samuel DUNKIN 45 VA farmer $1600
                  Charlotte 38 VA
                  Sarah Ann 20 VA
                  James M. 19 OH
                  Joel B. 13, Charles J. 12 MI
                  Mary J. 8 MI
                  Raphael (m) 2, Laura 3/12 MI
                  (MAD: 1834 Loudoun Co. VA)
Pg.782, #41, William DUNCAN 52 ENG farmer $1800
                  Sarah 52 ENG
                  Samuel 29, Mary 25, Phebe 22 ENG
                  Elizabeth 18, Rachel 16 PA

1860 St. Joseph Co. MI Census
Nottawa Twp.
Pg.112, #850-846, Samuel BABCOCK 75 NY farmer $2000-$500
                  Elisabeth 62 PA
                  Elisha J.S?. 25 NY farmer
                  Sophia CARTER 17 MI
                  Hugh McCORMIC? 16 PA farmer
                  Chas. DUNKIN 22 MI farmer
                  (MAD: ? Charles Dunkin in 1870 Coffey Co. KS Census)
Pg.119, #899-895, Ellis HUGHES 48 PA C.& joiner $1500-$500
                  Charlotte 47 VA (blank) $1000-$200
                  Mary J. DUNKIN 16 MI
                  Raphael (m) 12 MI
                  Raphaella (f) 10 MI
                  Martha GOODWIN 50 Ver?
Centreville Village
Pg.141, #1064-1060, George DUNCAN 25 ENG mason $500-$200
                  Ermina (f) 20 NY
                  Sarah A. 2 MI
Pg.141, #1067-1063, T.R. SHAFFER (m) 45 PA cabinet maker $1600-$500
                  Mary 51 ENG
                  Melvin B. (m) 17 MI appt. & C. maker
                  Fisk J. (m) 16, James 6 MI
                  Athilla (f) 4, Frank 2 MI
                  Sarah DUNCAN 22 PA serving
                  Ann (f) 21 MI
Pg.143, #1084-1080, Hotel
                  Ann DUNCAN 22 MI serving
Burr Oak Village
Pg.208, #1568-1564, Alonzo DUNKIN 52 NY drayman $300-$200
                  Susan 58 NY
                  Jennie L. 23 NY dress maker
                  (MAD: 1850 Branch Co. MI census)
Fawn River Twp.
Pg.215, #1619-1615, Alfred JOLL? 28 NY merchant $6200-$2000
                  Thos. DUNCAN 42 PA miller $400-$500
                  Margaret 37 OH
                  John F. 16, May E. 15 IN
                  Anna 10 IN
                  Alfred T. 8 MI
                  Violet MANKIN (f) 20 OH student
                  (MAD: 1850 Lagrange Co. IN census; ? John F(inley) Duncan in 1870 Linn Co. KS census)
Lockport Twp.
Pg.430, #1179-1195, William DUNCAN 62 ENG farmer $3400-$727
                  Sarah 61 ENG
                  Elizabeth 25 PA house work
                  John SAUNTER 19 ENG laborer
                  William THORNS 4 MI
Pg.430, #1180-1196, Margaret DUNCAN 67 ENG (blank) $0-$75
                  Elizabeth MOORE 25 ENG
Lockport Twp., Village of Three Rivers
Pg.459, #1400-1416, James DUNCAN 24 NY farmer $0-$500
                  Mary (f) 22 MI
                  (no children, not mar/in/year)

1870 St.Joseph Co. MI Census (also copy at Western Michigan University, filmed at State Library, Lansing, MI, on FHL film 915,334; differences noted below)
MAD: Western MI Univ. pages start with page 974, each page numbered by stamp; second line of page number below are those on the National Archives copy
Pg.986, Twp.pg.12, Burr Oak Township
Pg.6, #103-104, DUNCAN, William L. 56 NY farmer $2000-$300
                  Fidelia (f) 55 NY keeping house
                  Harlow (m) 21 OH farm laborer
                  Paulina 23 OH at home
                  Ettie (f) 1 OH
                  (MAD: 1860 Lake Co. OH census)
Pg.995, Twp.pg.21, Burr Oak Township
Pg.11, #176-176, DUNCAN, Elias 27 IN farm laborer $0-$300
                  Helen 22 MI keeping house
                  Mary 9/12 MI b.Oct.
Pg.1015, Twp.pg.41, Burr Oak Village
Pg.21, #333-328, DUNCAN, Alonzo 62 VT draying $1500-$500
                  Susan 67 NY keeping house
                  RICE, Gertrude 15 MI at home
Pg.1262, Twp.pg.6, Lockport Township
Pg.165, #40-43, THOMAS, Joseph 25 MI farmer $0-$1000, father of foreign birth
                  Mary 29 MI keeping house, father of foreign birth
                  WOODWORTH, Lot (m) 34 NY farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Ella (f) 6 MI at school
Pg.1265, Twp.pg.9, Lockport Township
Pg.167, #62-66, MOORE, John 40 CANada farmer $10,000-$600, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 36 PA keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  BARTON, Georgeana (f) 8 MI at school
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 69 ENGland infirm, parents of foreign birth
                  THOMAS? (THORNE?), William 14 MI at school
                  HARVEY, Robert 21 PA farm laborer $0-$200
Pg.1352, Twp.pg.8, Leonidas Township
Pg.146, #63-63, DUNCAN, Mary J. 59 VA keeping house $1500-$250
                  Walton? (Wallace?) W. (m) 29 VA
                  James 18 MI
Pg.1480, Twp.pg.24, Nottawa Township
Pg.254, #191-181, DONKIN, Samuel 49 ENGland farmer $4500-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary A. 39 NY keeping house
                  Wm. B. 18 MI farmer, father of foreign birth
                  Luticia E. (f) 16 MI, father of foreign birth
                  Adelbert E. (m) 3 MI, father of foreign birth
                  James H. 3/12 MI b.March, father of foreign birth
                  (MAD: month of birth for James H. not given on WMU copy)
Pg.1493, Twp.pg.9, Village of Centreville, Nottawa Township
Pg.261, #67-66, ENNIS, Annie 29 ENGland keeping house $1500-$150, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 35 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  ENNIS, Eddie (m) 9, Hattie (f) 6 MI (NOT parents of foreign birth)
Pg.1495, Twp.pg.11, Village of Centreville, Nottawa Township
Pg.262, #92-90, DUNCAN, George 40 ENGland brick & stone mason $2000-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Wealthy A. (f) 30 NY keeping house
                  Sarah A. 12, George R. 9, Charles H. 6 MI, father of foreign birth
                  SMITH, Annie 25 MI
                  (MAD: DUNKIN on WMU copy, children did not show father of foreign birth)
Pg.1501, Twp.pg.17, Village of Centreville, Nottawa Township
Pg.265, #134-130, DUNKIN, Charles 30 MI blacksmith $1400-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Laura 20 MI keeping house
                  (MAD: no children; WMU copy has Laura age 26)


LaGrange Co. IN Deeds
      13-193: 2 Feb. 1859, by this deed, Mark Hall and Ellen B. Hall his wife of La Grange Co. IN convey to William W. Dunkin of St.Joseph Co. MI for $800, real estate in La Grange Co. IN, the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec.27 Twp.38N Range 8E, containing 40 acres more or less. /s/ Mark Hall, Ellen B. Hall. They ack. deed 2 Feb. 1859 before Henry A. Billings, J.P. Recorded March 29, 1859. (FHL film 1,871,756)
      13-195: 3 Sept. 1858, Seth McCurry and wife Mary McCurry and George McCurry and wife Eunice McCurry of Macon Co. MO, for $1680 paid, sell to William W. Dunkin of St.Joseph Co. MI, land in La Grange Co. IN, the E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.38N Range 8E, containing 80 acres, warrant title. /s/ Seth McCurry, Mary McCurry, George McCurry, Eunice McCurry. They ack. deed 3 Sept. 1858 before William H. Johnston, J.P., Macon Co. MO. Certification by George A. Shortbridge, Clerk of Macon Co. MO Court, for William H. Johnson, 29 Sept. 1858. Recorded March 29, 1859. (FHL film 1,871,756)
      13-253: 16 April 1859, Daniel M. Thruston and wife Emily Thruston of La Grange Co. IN convey and warrant to Wm. W. Dunkin of St.Joseph Co. MI for $1500, real estate in La Grange Co. IN, the W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.38N Range 8E containing 80 acres more or less. /s/ Daniel M. Thruston, Emily Thruston. They ack. deed 16 April 1859 before Henry A. Billings, J.P. of La Grange Co. IN. Recorded June 29, 1859. (FHL film 1,871,756)
      13-424/425: 9 Jan. 1860, William W. Dunkin of Leonidas Twp, St.Joseph Co. MI, to Slida Vandeboget and Stephen M. Pulver of above place, for $2,400 paid, sell land in La Grange Co. IN, W 1/2 NE 1/4 and W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.38 Range 8E containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William W. Dunkin. Wit. Jas. McCoy, M.D. Allen. William W. Dunkin on 12 Jan. 1860 ack. deed before Erwin W. Foot, J.P. Certification by William Lindsly of St.Joseph Co. MI, Clerk of Circuit Court, for Erwin W. Foot, 14 Jan. 1860. Recorded March 9, 1860. (FHL film 1,871,756)

Rappahannock Co. VA Deeds (FHL film 33,661)
      C-269: 21 Sept. 1838, James B. Dunkin of St. Joseph Co. Michigan and wife Mary Jane to William Dunkin of Rappahannock Co. VA, $535.80, their interest in land of Thomas Foley decd. of Rappahannock Co. VA, Mary Jane being his daughter. Reg. St.Joseph Co. MI before J.P. Daniel Hogan and Comfort Tyler.
      C-379: 6 Oct. 1838, James B. Dunkin of St. Joseph Co. Michigan and wife Mary Jane to William Dunkin of Rappahannock Co. VA, $508, their interest in 107a land, the dower of Elizabeth Foley, relict of Thomas Foley decd. of Rappahannock Co. VA. Reg. St.Joseph Co. MI.


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, James M., widow Duncan, Mary R., D 19 Mich. Inf.; 1890 Aug. 26, Invalid Appl. #923847, Cert. #707833, Nebr.; 1923 May 1, Widow Appl. #1204884, Cert. #940003, Neb. (MAD: 1860 St.Joseph Co. MI)

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "Portrait and biographical album of St. Joseph County, Michigan : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States." pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1889 (HeritageQuest image 2/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 5007; FHL book 977.419 D3s and film 1,000,247 item 4)
      Pg.326-327: CHARLES J. CLOWES. This pleasant and genial gentleman and his estimable wife are living comfortably together on a well-regulated homestead on section 6 in Mendon Township, where, during the years of an extended residence, they have gathered around them hosts of friends. ...
      The father of our subject, Joseph H. Clowes, was born in Loudoun County, Va., and married Miss Ann E. Dunkin, a native of the same place. In 1832, leaving the Old Dominion, they made their way to Southern Michigan, during the Territorial days, and for a short time sojourned in Nottawa Township. Later they moved to what is now Colon Township, where the father operated as a tiller of the soil, and where his death took place Sept. 17, 1850. The mother is still living, having survived her husband a period of thirty-eight years, and remaining a widow. She is now quite aged, and makes her home with her son Charles J.
      The parental family included two children only, our subject and his sister Ruth. The latter, the elder of the two, married Samuel Fisk, and died at her home in Vicksburg, in January, 1882, aged about fifty-three years; she was born in Virginia. The native place of Charles J. was in the then unimportant town of Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, where he first opened his eyes to the light Oct. 28, 1834. His father was for many years engaged in the dry-goods trade, and Charles J. assisted him in the store until his death. ...
      One of the most important events in the life of our subject was his marriage with Miss Demetra Potter, which took place at the home of the bride in Brady Township, Kalamazoo County, March 9, 1862. The lady is the daughter of Jeremiah and Nancy (Johnson) Potter, who were both natives of New York State. ...

1880 "History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers." by Samuel W. Durant, pub. Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott (pg.452 from Louis Boone 3/1985; HeritageQuest image 2/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 4959; FHL book 977.417 H2d and film 908,703 item 2)
      Pg.452: William Duncan. The Duncan family, as the name indicates, was originally from Scotland, but some of its members settled in the north of Ireland, and from them are descended the Duncans of Kalamazoo Co. George Duncan, the father of William, emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland, to America in 1742, when his son William was twelve years of age, and settled in Londonderry, NH, which place has been named in honor of the famous old Irish city.
       A second son, John Duncan, was born in Londonderry, NH, on 29 March 1752. John married Margaret Dickey, Feb. 5, 1778, and to them was born, at Acworth, NH, on 14 Oct. 1778, William Duncan, the subject of this memoir.
            William remained with his father until he was 26 years of age, when he married Ruth Coffran Gilmore, in Feb. 1805. To this couple were born the following children: Delamore, Nov. 24, 1805; John Gilmore, July 14, 1807; Corina Jane, April 5, 1811; Eliza Ann, Oct. 19, 1814; William Jr., June 3, 1818.
            In 1805 the family removed from Acworth to Lyman, NH, where Mr. Duncan became a prominent citizen. He was a justice of the peace for several years, and on 20 July 1810 was commissioned captain in the 10th company of the 32d Regiment, State militia, by Governor John Langdon. He soon after removed to Monroe, in the same State, where he ... until 1821, when the death of his wife broke up the family. In 1822, leaving his children with his father and brothers, he went into the lumbering business on the CT River, until 1824, when he removed to Syracuse, NY ... in April, 1825, in company with his son Delamore, who had joined him, he started for the Territory of Michigan ... to Dexter, in Washtenaw Co., on 3 May, ... until 3 Sept. following, when his son went to Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co. OH. In May, 1826, Mr. Duncan also proceeded to Brecksville ... In March, 1827, he went to Lyme, Huron Co. OH, where he purchased a farm ... On 1 Jan. 1828 he married Mrs. Lydia Wood, a widow, and on 1 April 1829 sold his farm and proceeded once more to Michigan. ... returned to OH; 5 Oct. 1829 left OH with his family, consisting of wife, two sons Delamore and William, daughter Eliza Ann, and stepdau. Lydia Wood, and returned to Prairie Ronde. ....
            In April, 1830, in Brady Twp, then part of St. Joseph Co., included present county of Kalamazoo, William Duncan elected to offices of supervisor and justice of peace. ... On 17 May following, following names sent to the Governor of the Territory for appointment to respective offices ... for Clerk, William Duncan; for Sheriff, Delamore Duncan. ...
      Pg.520, 521, Schoolcraft Township: Mills N. Duncan, who was born in Weathersfield, Windsor Co., Vt., Nov. 27, 1803, removed to Springfield, in the same county, when but nineteen years of age, and entered the mercantile business, in company with Gen. John Perkins. Mr. Duncan's father, Nahum Duncan, was a resident of Perkinsville, in the town of Weathersfield, and owned and kept a tavern. He was possessed of considerable means, and his experience in business, coupled with financial aid, did much to help his son. The latter some years later became largely interested in the manufacture of paper at Springfield, and also owned a share in the satinet factory at the same place. In 1837, when the great financial crash rolled its waves over the country, Mr. Duncan was numbered among the unfortunate. In 1838, or the spring of 1839, he sought for a new home and place of business in the West, and finally located at Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., Mich., where his mercantile pursuits were resumed. In the fall of 1839 he returned to Vermont for his family, and brought them to Three Rivers. The latter place proved so unhealthy that after a lapse of twenty months - or in 1841 - he removed, with his family, to Schoolcraft, and continued his business there. In 1851 he became one of the firm of M.R. Cobb & Co., ... Some years later, Mr. Cobb withdrew from the firm, the name of which was changed to M.N. Duncan & Co., and it so remained until the death of Mr. Duncan, which occurred Feb. 5, 1860. His son, Henry Duncan, occupies the old home, in the northwest part of the village, near the residence of Judge Dyckman. A daughter, Mrs. Abby Lyon, at present resides in Kalamazoo. Mr. Duncan's wife was the daughter of an old resident of Springfield, VT. - Capt. George Hawkins, some of whose children are yet living there.

1906 "Compendium of History and Biography of Kalamazoo Co. MI" by David Fisher and Frank Little (FHL film 1,000,089 item 4)
      Pg.467: DELAMORE DUNCAN, Jr. Representing the third generation of his family in this county, of which he is a native, ... Delamore Duncan, Jr., of Prairie Ronde township ... His parents, Delamore and Parmela (Clark) Duncan, were among the earliest settlers in Prairie Ronde township, ... The father was born on November 24, 1805, at Lyman, NH, and from 1810 until 1815 he attended the district school at Monroe, in his native state, of which his father was teacher. In the year last named his father, William Duncan, bought a wool-carding and cloth-dressing mill, and the business of this he carried on until 1821, when the death of his wife broke up the family. .... In April, 1825, in company with his son Delamore, who had joined him at Syracuse, he started for the territory of Michigan, then an almost unknown country. ... (Washtenaw Co., May 3, until Sept. 3.) The next few years were passed by the family in Ohio, and on October 5, 1829, they started again for Michigan ... west side of Prairie Ronde. Early in April, 1830, the elder Mr. Duncan was elected supervisor ... William Duncan's health becoming seriously impaired, he sold his property in this county, and in March, 1837, moved to Des Moines [Polk Co.], IA, and built a grist mill on the Des Moines river. He continued in the milling business there until the autumn of 1844, when he exchanged his property in Iowa for land in Cass Co. MI. Originally he was a Whig; later Free-Soil. He died on November 19, 1852. His son, Delamore Duncan, ... with his father to Michigan, and in the fall of 1826, on account of failing health, returned to the home of his grandfather in NH. The next spring he engaged in lumbering at McIndoes Falls, VT, and in 1828, in company with a brother and a sister, moved to Huron Co. OH, where he taught school until Feb. 1829. Then, in company with Elisha Doane, he once more started for MI ... Leaving his stock with a Mr. Wilmarth, he returned to OH, where he married Miss Parmela Clark on Sept. 8, 1829. Of this union nine children were born, three of whom are living, Delamore Jr., Charles C. and Helen Marian. Edwin F. was one of the pioneer fruit growers of CA and died in that state. In addition to their own, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan had the care of 16 other children ... On Oct. 5, 1829, in company with his father, Delamore Duncan again set out for Michigan, ... his wife remaining with her father, who was to follow in January, 1830. Not long after their arrival Mr. Duncan and Erastus Guilford took a contract and built a dam at Flowerfield ... In October, 1830, Mr. Duncan entered his land, after walking to Ohio to procure money for the purpose. On Oct. 1, 1830, he was commissioned the first sheriff of the county ... In 1858 he was a member of the legislature ... Schoolcraft ... First a Whig, then a Free-Soiler and later a Republican. ... until his death on May 1, 1870. His son, Delamore Duncan, Jr., is a native of Kalamazoo county and was born on his father's farm in Prairie Ronde township on March 10, 1839. ... On June 3, 1860, he was married in St. Joseph county, MI, to Miss Mary H. Field, a native of this county and daughter of George Field, an early settler of the county. She was born in 1841. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have had five children. Of these two are living, John F., now a prosperous and prominent CA fruit grower, and Delamore H., who operates his father's farm. ...
      Pg.533: CHARLES C. DUNCAN. Kalamazoo Co. Bank ... was born in Prairie Ronde township of this county on July 29, 1845, and is the son of Delamore and Parmela (Clark) Duncan, more extended mention of whom will be found in the sketch of his brother, Delamore Duncan Jr. ... On March 2, 1869, he united in marriage with Miss Alice F. Frazier, a native of St. Joseph Co. They had two children, their daughters Mary, now Mrs. Arthur S. Tucker, of Boston, Mass., and Edna A. Thomas, who died in 1891. Their mother died in 1891. Mr. Duncan in 1893 married Mrs. Caroline L. Stuart of this county, whose maiden name was Hatch. Her father, Oscar Hatch, was one of the revered pioneers of the county ... Republican.


"Territorial Papers, Michigan Territory, 1829-1837" Vol.XII (CA State Univ. Sacramento Library 11/1984)
      Pg.686-7: Petition to Congress by Inhabitants of St. Joseph Co., January 5, 1834: That a mail route had been established from the Mouth of the St. Joseph River to Young Prairie; petition to continue the route on an eastern direction by Bucks Post Office at the Crossing of the St. Joseph River known as the Village of St. Joseph, then to Center Ville the County Site of St. Joseph Co., then through Nottaway Seppie Prairie, then through McComeleys Prairie or Dice Prairie by Barneys Post Office to Jacksonburgh, the County Site of Jackson Co., which will run through large and florishing settlements. Signed by James B. Dunkin among others.
      Pg.838-840: Petition to Congress by Inhabitants of the St. Joseph Country, December, 1834: Petition for speedy construction of a Harbor at the mouth of the River St. Joseph. Signed by Joshua B. Dunkin among others. (MAD: see Kalamazoo Co.)
      Pg.1035+: Petition to Congress, Nov. 1835, to construct a Harbor at the Mouth of the River St. Joseph to benefit a portion of Indiana and Michigan. Signed by R.B. Duncan among others; footnote indicates some signers lived in Indiana.

DUNCAN Family material in the Ross Coller Collection, Archives and Regional History Collections, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (photocopy of handwritten index cards, from Sue Husband, Curator, Regional History Collections, 10/1999; permission by Sharon Carlson, Director, to post on MAD's website)
      SH: Coller was an area historian and newspaper journalist whose reference card information spans over 110 years of Kalamazoo County History.
      DUNCAN, Delamore Jr. Mar. 10, 1839, born Prairie Ronde. Worked in father's mill 17 years. Farmer. July 3, 1860, married in St.Joseph Co. Mary H. Field; 5 children: two were John F., Delamore H. May 25, 1908, age 69, found dead by wife in the woodshed of home in Schoolcraft.


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