Duncan research files of
1840 Van Buren Co. MO Census
No Duncan indexed
1850 Cass Co. MO Census (and from Vivian Biddle 7/1982; pg.81-82 also from Kathy Duncan 1999)
16th Dist., 11 Sept 1850
Pg.81, #321-321, Wm. M. BRISCOE 35 TN farmer $500
Ruth 29 KY
Thomas C. 13, "Iaac" D. (m) 11 MO
John W., William J. 5, Susan K. 3 MO
(KD: Ruth Briscoe was daughter of Isaac Duncan of Cooper Co. MO)
Pg.81, #322-322, John BRISCOE 65 VA farmer $2,500
Susannah 49 VA
John W. 28 MO farmer
Charles G. 26 MO farmer
Eliza 23 KY
John G. 5, Wm. M. 3 MO
Margaret E. 1, Elizabeth J. 1 MO
Elizabeth 22 MO
(KD: The Briscoes are heavily married into the Kavanaugh family of Madison Co. KY which also married into the Duncan family.)
Pg.88, #408-408, James L. DUNCAN 35 KY merchant $2000
Elizabeth 35 KY
James 13, Lucinda 11 KY
Benjamin 5, Elizabeth 3 MO
Loury (f) 1 MO
(& many children and young people)
(MAD: James Duncan mar. Sarah Morton 6/27/1837; 1840 Lincoln Co. KY census)
Pg.94, #481-485, Wm. H. DUNCAN 46 KY farmer $1000
Christina 70 KY
Nancy MORTEN 40 KY
Elizabeth 14 KY
Wm. G. 12 MO
(MAD: Christina (Baughman) was widow of Benjamin Duncan on 1840 Lincoln Co. KY census; James A. Morton mar. Nancy Duncan 10/27/1835 Lincoln Co. KY)
Pg.99, #571-575, James DUNCAN 30 TN farmer $1600
Frances 30 KY
Lucy 12, Nancy A. 10 TN
Mary J. 8, Martha 5 MO
Joseph 3 MO
(MAD: 1860 Newton Co. MO census; 1870 ?? Boone Co. AR census)
Pg.106, #667-672, Charles DUNCAN 51 KY farmer $1760
Mahala 44 VA
Mariah C. 14, Ann M. 13 KY
Margaret T. 10 KY
Redmanly F. (m) 8 KY
John F. 25 KY farmer
(MAD: Charles Duncan mar. Mahala Foster 2/25/1823 Nelson Co. KY; their daus. Mary Eleanor Duncan mar. Milton Lewis 2/10/1848, Dorcas G. Duncan mar. George W. Sileman 4/18/1849 and Mariah Duncan mar. George W. Browning 12/11/1852, both Cass Co. MO; 1830 Nelson Co. KY census)
1860 Cass Co. MO Census
Mt. Pleasant Twp.
Pg.833, #886-886, Chas. DUNCAN 61 KY farmer $3520-$4200
Mahaly 55 VA wife
Ann W. 21, Margaret T. 19 KY "daughters"
Redman 17 KY "son"
Emily J. 8 MO
John DUNLAP 63 VA farmer
(MAD: Redman Duncan in 1870 Johnson Co. KS census)
Pleasant Hill Twp.
Pg.907, #1472-1472, J.L. DUNCAN (m) 46 KY merchant $18000-$7000
Sarah E. 45 KY wife
James 20 KY clerk
Lucy 18 KY daughter
Benjamin 16, Elizabeth 13 MO
Laura B. 11, Anna 7, Smith 5 MO
(MAD: one Lucy Jane Duncan mar. Andrew Allen 9/10/1860; one James M. Duncan mar. Ella P. Reed 2/23/1870)
Big Creek Twp.
Pg.929, #1607-1607, W.H. DUNCAN (m) 56 KY farmer $6000-$3650
Christena 82 KY mother
1870 Cass Co. MO Census (pg.547 #87-98 also from Kathy Cawley 2/2002)
Pg.545, #74-81, DUNCAN, Paul 42 OH farmer $2000-$6000
Sarah 33 OH keeping house
Jno. 5 OH at home
(MAD: 1850 Coshocton Co. OH census with John & Elizabeth)
Pg.547, #87-98, DUNCAN, Jno. 38 OH farmer $2,600-$500
Elizabeth 34 OH keeping house
Isabella 10, Ned (m) 8 OH at home
Clinton (m) 6 OH at home
Grant (m) 3 OH child
John 8/12 MO b.Oct. infant
Joe 24 OH farmer $0-$250
Noah (m) 27 OH farmer $1000-$400
(MAD: 1860 Coshocton Co. OH census)
Pg.547, #98-107, DUNCAN, John 34 KY farmer $4300-$600
Josie (f) 20 MO keeping house
Jas. (m) 7 MO at home
Nathan 3 MO at home
Thos. 3/12 MO b.March infant
(MAD: one John Duncan mar. Miss Jesse Shaler 12/29/1865)
Pg.548, #106-115, DUNCAN, J.W. (m) 41 KY farmer $1300-$1000
Lillie 24 MO keeping house
Rnee? (f) 3 MO child
Henry 24 KY farm laborer
(MAD: Rua C. 12 MO on 1880 census)
Pleasant Hill Twp.
Pg.633, #27-27, DUNCAN, Edmund? (Edward?) 66 KY BLACK farmer $100-$100
Becky 60 KY MULATTO keeps house
WAN? (WARR?), Caroline 58 VA MULATTO at home, insane
(MAD: Indexed as Edward, and listed as Edwin in 1880 census, but looks like Edmund here)
Pg.644, #19-16, DUNCAN, Mary 58 KY MULATTO keeps house $0-$0 (alone)
Pg.646, #47-42, ALLEN, Andrew 40 VA dry goods merchant $0-$0
Lucy J. 27 KY keeps house
DUNCAN, Sarah E. 54 KY at home
Lizzie 22, Laura 20, Anna 16 MO
Smith (m) 14 MO
Pg.646, #49-44, DUNCAN, Benjamin 26 MO merchant dry goods $2000-$0
James 30 KY merchant $0-$3500
Ellen 25 MO keeps house
(MAD: James and Ellen not marked mar/in/year)
Pg.646, #50-45, DUNCAN, Wm. H. 66 KY loan money $4000-$3000
Pg.661, #284-268, CHAPMAN, Lewis 35 MO BLACK barber $400-$0
Ella (f) 22 MO MULATTO laborer
Lila (f) 1 MO MULATTO
WILLIAMS, Emma (f) 15 MO MULATTO laborer
DUNCAN, Adam 40 KY BLACK laborer
SOUSE, John 26 MO MULATTO barber
Cass Co. MO Will Book Vol.A (FHL film 960,141)
A-4: 32 (sic) August 1824 (plain), Benjamin Duncan of Van Buren Co. MO; wife Christiana Duncan all my estate both real and personal with the plantation I live on and negroes Joe, Edmond, Adam, Rubaky & July Ann; after her death the plantation my wife lived on to go to son William H. Duncan; my negro girl Julian shall belong to my daughter Elizabeth Duncan whenever my daughter shall demand the same if before my wife death; my daughter Lucinda Taylor wife of Hamilton H. Taylor one equal share & be given a enserved? for 300 to Wm. H. Duncan & Nancy Morton; to Nancy B. Morton 1 equal share; Benjamin F. Duncan 1 equal share; after death of my wife, son James S. Duncan one equal share; dau. Polly Hocker $10, and that sum with what she has heretofore received is a sum much greater than any sum I can give to any other child. Wm. H. Duncan is to give Nancy B. Morton and Lucinda Taylor $300. /s/ Ben Duncan. Appoint my three sons 3 sons Wm. H. Duncan, Ben F. Duncan, and Jas. L. (plain) Duncan execs. Wit. John M. Armstrong, Clayton Vanhoy. Proved 10 Feb. 1845 in Van Buren Co. MO.
(MAD: one Elizabeth Duncan, born Sept. 29, 1797, died March 1, 1845, was buried in the Union Baptist Cemetery, Cass Co. MO; from pg.73, Vol.12, 1980, "The Prairie Gleaner" FHL book 977.84 B2p, from Evelyn Sigler 1985)
Cass Co. MO Probate Records (1839-1875 index on FHL film 960,152)
Vol.A-B, 1835-1849 - no Duncan
Vol.C, 1849-1854 - no index
Cass Co. MO Probate Vol.D (FHL film 960,133)
D-240: 5 Nov. 1856, William M. Briscoe, admr. of Isaac Duncan, decd, ack. a deed to Samuel L. Briscoe.
D-274: Indexed, 1854-1859, Wm. H. Duncan guardian or curator of minors of Wm. D. Martin decd. (from "MO State Gen. Association Journal" Vol.2 #4 Fall 1982, FHL book 977.8 D25m, from Dorothy Franks 1989)
D-455: 10 Nov. 1858, S.G. Allen vs. Henry Fanant, admr. of John Q. Duncan, decd; plaintiff's demand is allowed for $10.20. (MAD: I also copied as Henry Tarrant)
D-462: 12 Nov. 1858, J. Fanant & Co. vs. Mary Fanant, admr. of John Q. Duncan decd; letters of admr. be granted Henry Fanant on estate of John Q. Duncan decd; he to pay to Jain (sic) Duncan, the widow, $200 for her support. Several demands by people for payment (not copied). (MAD: from ?Logan Co. KY)
Cass Co. MO Deeds (Index 1837-1866 on FHL film 981,603; index 1866-1869 on FHL film 981,605; also from Georgia Helderlein 8/1991)
(filing date, then instrument date, Section, Twp, Range, acres)
T-565: Gaston, J.M. to Duncan, Wm. G., 8/19/67, 11/14/67, Sec.10 T45 R33, Mortgage, W 1/2 NE
U-226: Gaston, J.M. to Duncan, F.M., 12/09/67, 1/23/68, Sec.10, T45 R33, W 1/2 NE, deed
U-524: Williams, Wm. L. to Duncan, Wm. G., 2/09/68, 2/29/68, Sec.24 T45 R32, 2 C.D., E 1/2 SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 SW 1/4 & W 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4; and Sec.25 T45 R32, N 1/2 NW 1/4; & Sec. 25, pt. SE 1/4 NW 1/4 & pt. SW 1/4 NW 1/4
W-685: Mackey, Robt. to Duncan, F.M., 8/07/68, 8/07/68, Sec.13 T45 R33
X-678: Duncan, Wm. G. to Geo. Moore, 11/13/68, 12/07/69, Sec.24 T43 R32 (not copied)
Y-2: Duncan, F.M. to Jesse U. Leo, 12/29/68, 2/09/69, Sec.14 T45 R33, NW NE & Sec.13 T45 R33
Y-32: Duncan, F.M. to Eli Dodson, 12/29/68, 2/15/69, Sec.13 T45 R33
#2-156: Duncan, Wm. G. to Gaston, J.M., 8/19/67, 1/18/74, Sec.14? T45 R33
Cass Co. MO Deed Index V.1, 1837-1857 (FHL film 981,603; SLC 2/2009)
C-59: Duncan, James L. to W.W. Wright, Apr. 20, 1844, July 2, 1844, part SE 18-46-30
D-165?: Duncan, John F. to Chas. Duncan, Apl. 13, 1846, May 18, 1846, record mutilated
E-329: Duncan, John F. to Richd. D. Berry, May 14, 1849, Sept. 24, 1849, S 1/2 N 1/2 SE and S 1/2 E 1/2 SW 5-1-33
F-339: Duncan, Chas. to Geo. W. Selecman, Oct. 14, 1851, Oct. 18, 1851, mort?, E 1/2 SE and SW 4-46-33, and SE SE & N 1/2 NE SE & NE SW 5-46-7 and NW SW 3-46-7
G-5: Duncan, Jas. L. to Wm. B. Perry and A.C. Honohis?, July 24, 1851, Mch. 27, 1852, N 1/2 lot 6 block 2 town of P.Hill
H-492: Duncan, James L. to John Davis, May 10, 1854, May 19, 1855, lots 7 & 8 block 3 P.Hill
I-255: Duncan, H.O. to Benj. Francisco, May 5, 1855, May 27, 1856, NW NE and NW NW and SE NW 16-46-29 and NE and NW NE and N 1/2 SW NE 17-46-29 and W 1/2 SE pt 8-46-29
I-422: Duncan, Jas. L. to Josiah M. Carter, Feby 17, 1856, Dec. 1, 1856, S 1/2 lot 6 (16?) block 2
C-371: Duncan, Charles from H.W. Birckley, July 8, 1845, Aug. 7, 1845, N 1/2 SW 5-46-33
D-73: Duncan, James from Wm. W. Wright, Feb. 14, 1846, Apr. 14, 1846, record mutilated, lot 3 old town
D-367: Duncan, James L. from W?. Wright Ex of W.W. Wright, Feb. 19, 1847, July 23, 1847, lot 9 Block 3 Pleasant Hill
G-269: Duncan, James L. from Sylvester H. Wilson, Feb. 28, 1853, Mar. 1, 1853, lot 25 in block 9 and lot 6 in block 21, Pleasant Hill
G-288: Duncan, Jas. M. & H. Strong Gillin Water (Watee?) & Co., from John H. Copeland, Mar. 10, 1853, Mar. 12, 1853, mtg., S 1/2 NE and S 1/2 NE NE and N 1/2 NE NE and S 1/2 NW 16-46-30
G-578: Duncan, J.L. from Samuel Livinford, Jan. 19, 1854, Jan. 27, 1854, 20 acres adj. Pleasant Hill
G-625: Duncan, J.L. from Malinda Wright exs of W.W. Wright, Feb. 20, 1854, Feb. 24, 1854, 26-1/2 acres adj. Pleasant Hill
G-626: Duncan, J.L. from Clayton Van Hoy, (no dates), pt W 1/2 SE "(112 acres)" 17-46-30
H-357: Duncan, James L. from Malinda Wright, March 6, 1851, Feb. 12, 1855, lot 15 block 5 Pleasant Hill
I-304: Duncan, James L. from John Davis, Jan. 8, 1855, July 14, 1856, pt lot 7 in block 3 Pleasant Hill
I-358: Duncan, Erastus B. from Elias Owens, Sept. 6, 1856, Sept. 19, 1856, NE NW 23-43-32
I-359: Duncan, Erastus B. from Mahlon? (Mahlow?) Cashner, Sept. 6, 1856, Sept. 19, 1856, N 1/2 NE 23-43-32
Cass Co. MO Deeds (SLC 2/2009)
C-59: 20 April 1844, James L. Duncan of Van Buren Co. MO and wife Elizabeth to William W. Wright of afsd, for $76, land in Van Buren Co. MO beg. NE corner SE 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.46 Range 30, then to "Main Prong of Big Creek", then ..., containing 61 acres. Both signed, ack. 4 May 1844. (FHL film 978,274; typed deed book)
C-371: 8 July 1845, Harrison W. Buckley and wife Amand Melinda of Van Buren Co. MO to Charles Duncan of afsd, $61, N 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.46 Range 33, 41 acres. Ack. 8 July 1845, Mt. Pleasant Twp. (FHL film 978,274; typed deed book)
D-73: 24 (blank) 1845, William Wright and wife Malinda to James L. Duncan, (blank) hundred (blank), lots in town of Pleasant Hill, Van Buren Co. MO, block 3, lots 7 and 8. /s/ W.W. Wright, Malinda Wright. Ack. before J.P. Recorded 10 Feb. 1846. (FHL film 978,274, rewritten deed book)
D-165: 13 April 1846, John F. Duncan to Charles Duncan, both Van Buren Co. MO, for $204.75, SE 1/4 Sec. (blank), S 1/2 W 1/2 afsd 1/4, N 1/2 of E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.5, all Twp. (blank) Range 33, containing in all 100 and (blank) acres. /s/ John F. Duncan. Ack. 13 April 1846. (FHL film 978,274, rewritten deed book)
E-329: 14 May 1849, John F. Duncan to Richard D. Berry, both Van Buren Co. MO, for $102.25, lots in S 1/2 W 1/2 Sec.5 and S 1/2 E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.5, all Twp.46 Range 33, containing in all 80 acres and 3 quarters. Ack. 14 May 1849 Cass Co. MO. (FHL film 978,275)
E-407: 1 Dec. 1849, James L. Duncan and wife Sarah Elizabeth of Cass Co. MO to Charles Myers Sr. of same, for $212, house and lot in town of Pleasant Hill, lot 9 of block 3. /s/ James L. Duncan, Sarah E. Duncan. Ack. Cass Co. MO 1 Dec. 1849. (FHL film 978,275)
F-339: Mortgage, 14 Oct. 1851, Charles Duncan and wife Mahala to George W. Selicman, to secure payment of promissory note and in consideration of $687, deed to George W. Seleman the E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.46 Range 33, and SW 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.46 Range 33, and SE 1/2 SE 1/4, also N 1/2 of NE (blank) of SE 1/4, 5?, N 1/2 E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.3, N 1/2 W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.46 Range 33. "(for deed of release see Book 59 page 21)" Both signed. Ack. 14 Oct. 1851. (FHL film 978,275; names as written)
G-5: 24 July 1851, James L. Duncan and wife Sarah Elizabeth Duncan, and Hesakiah Smith and wife Nancy Smith, to William B. Perry and Abner C. Houchins, all Cass Co. MO, for $50, lot in town of Pleasant Hill, S 1/2 lot 6 block 2. /s/ J.L. Duncan, Sarah E. Duncan, Hesekiah Smith, Nancy Smith. Ack. Cass Co. MO July 24, 1851. (FHL film 978,276)
I-255/257: This indenture made this 15 May 1855 between Jonathan Blevins and wife Julia Ann, Joseph Good and wife Hannah A., Wm. A. Austin and wife Mary Ann of Cass Co. MO, and Thomas H. Austin and wife Louisa and Wm. S. Caton and wife Melissa J. of Vernon Co. MO, and J.T.D. Blevins of Cole Co. MO and Henry O. (signed Hery O.) Duncan and wife Polly and J.J. Blevins of Love Co. OR of first part, and Benjamin Francisco (Franciace?) of Cass Co. MO of second part; for $1558, sell their interest in parcel of land in Cass Co. MO: NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.16, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.16, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.16, NE and NW 1/4's NE 1/4 Sec.17, N 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.17, and 3 acres in Sec.8 beg. S corner of W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.8, all of said lands in Twp.46 R29 in the aggregate 223 acres more or less. /s/ Julia Ann Blevins, Jonathan Blevins, Joseph Good, Hannah Ann (X) Good, W.A. Austin, Mary Ann (X) Austin, J.D. Blevins, "Hery" O. Duncan, J.J. Blevins, Thos. H. Austin, Louisa Austin, William S. Caton, Melissa J. Caton, Polly Duncan. Mention of Power of attorney by Henry O. Duncan and wife Polly and J.J. Blevins dated 13 April 1852 to Jonathan Blevins. (3 pages) (FHL film 979,301; typed deed book) (MAD: Xury O. Duncan b.1806 Greenville Dist. SC, mar. 12/26/1833 Pulaski Co. MO to Mary Blevins, per OR Land Claim #1343 in Lane Co. OR)
I-358/359: This indenture made this 6th day of September 1856 between Elias (X) Owens and wife Elizabeth (X) of Cass Co. MO to Erastus B. Duncan of same, for $60, parcel of land in Cass Co., NE 4th of the NW 4th of Sec.23 Twp.43 Range 32 containing 40 acres. Rec. 22 Sept. 1856. (FHL film 979,301; typed deed book)
I-359/360: This indenture made this 8th day of September 1856 between Mahlon (X) Cosner and wife Katherine (signed Catherine) of Cass Co. MO to Erastus B. Duncan of same, for $100, parcel of land in Cass Co., N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.43 Range 32, 80 acres. Rec. 22 Sept. 1856. (FHL film 979,301; typed deed book)
Cass Co. MO Deeds
T-565: 19 Aug. 1867, Mortgage, J.M. Gaston and Saodicea Gastin, his wife of Cass Co. MO to William G. Duncan of same, mortgage of the W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.10 and the N 1/2 of S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 and the N 1/2 of S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.13, all T45 R33, 100? acres; Gaston owes Duncan $300 at 10% interest due 1 March 1869. Satisfied 9 Dec. 1867. (FHL film 979,365)
U-226: 9 Dec. 1860, J. Monroe Gaston and Saodicea Gaston, his wife, of
Cass Co. MO to Francis M. Duncan of same, $1000, the W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.10 and the W 1/2 of S 1/2 of SW 1/4 and the E 1/4 and S 1/2 of S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.13, all T45 R33, 100 acres. (FHL film 979,266)
U-524: 29 Feb. 1868, William L. Williams and Amanda Williams, his wife, of Cass Co. MO to William G. Duncan of same, $450, the undivided interest of said William L. Williams of ??? to the E 1/2 of SW 1/4, the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and the W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec.24; also the N 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec.25; also part of the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.25 (6 acres); also the SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.25, all T45 R32, all being the land Darling Williams died seized (excepting the dower interest of the widow of said Darling Williams, decd.). (FHL film 979,266)
W-685: 9 Dec. 1867, J. Monroe Gaston and Saodicea Gaston, his wife, of Cass Co. MO to Francis M. Duncan of same, $1,000, the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.10? and also the N 1/2 of S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 and the N 1/2 of S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec.13 T45 R33, 100 acres. (FHL film 979,268)
Y-2 (2nd): 29 Dec. 1868, Francis M. Duncan and Martha A. Duncan, his wife of Cass Co. MO to Jesse U. Leo of same, $890, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.10 T45R Range 33, and undivided half of 7 acres in E end of N 1/2 of S 1/2 of SE [1/4] NE 1/4 Sec.13 of same Twp. & Range, making in all 43-1/2 acres; no wit. (FHL film 979,270) (MAD: per Georgia Helderlein, this is Francis M. Duncan, wife Martha Moon, son of Frederick Duncan from Trimble Co. KY, 1870 Lawrence Co. MO census)
Y-32: 29 Dec. 1868, Francis M. Duncan and Martha A. Duncan his wife, of Cass Co. MO, to Jesse U. Leo of same, for $890, the NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 10, T45 R33, and the undivided half of 7 acres on East end of N 1/2 of S 1/2 of SE of NE 1/4 Sec. 13, same twp, in all 43-1/2 acres more or less according to Government Surveys. (FHL film 979,270)
2-156: 19 Aug. 1867, William G. Duncan and Samantha Duncan his wife of Cass Co. MO to (blank) Gaston of same, for $1000, the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.10 & also the N 1/2 of S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 and the N 1/2 of S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec.13 all T45 R33, 100 acres. (FHL film 979,297)
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, John A., widow Duncan, Elizabeth; H 143 Ohio Inf.; 1883 Feb. 9, Invalid Appl. #471971, Cert. #374432, MO; 1913 May 5, Widow Appl. #1007166, Cert. #762105, MO. (MAD: ? 1850 Coshocton Co. OH; ? 1880 Cass Co. MO)
Duncan, Noah, widow Duncan, Jane E.; I 46 Ohio Inf.; 1888 June 18, Invalid Appl. #656219, Cert. #512262, MO; 1916 Dec. 19, Widow Appl. #1089345, Cert. #834917, MO. (MAD: ? 1850 Coshocton Co. OH; 1880 Cass Co. MO census)
1883 "The History of Cass and Bates counties, Missouri : containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns; biographical sketches of their citizens, general and local statistics, history of Missouri" pub. by National Historical Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 C34Hi, and FHL book 977.84 H2h, Vol.2; Vol.1 on FHL film 924,559)
Vol.1, Cass County:
Pg.154: J.A. Duncan, charter member O.M.P. of A.O.U.W. (no dates). Paul Duncan, charter member Grand River Lodge #276, A.F. & A.M., December 1871. Dolan Twp.
Pg.156: Josephine Duncan, organizing member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Dolan Twp.
Pg.208: Major Charles Duncan, old settler of Mt.Pleasant Twp, located 1-1/2 miles from Jackson Co. line, died about close of war of 1861; family all moved away except a dau., Mrs. J.B. Barnett who now lives on Grand River.
Pg.224: Francis M. Duncan, original charter member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church of West Peculiar Twp. Also Martha A. Duncan.
Pg.226: James L. Duncan, old pioneer, Pleasant Hill Twp. (MAD: ca 1834?)
Pg.228: William H. Duncan, bought a store 1834 with Walter H. Taylor, which they sold in 1835; Pleasant Hill Twp.
Pg.229: October 1865, Pacific Railroad was completed in Pleasant Hill. Among the first to move from old town to the railroad was Duncan & Arnett (afterwards Duncan & Smith, and then Duncan).
Pg.235: James M. Duncan, School Board of Directors (1883).
Pg.240: James M. Duncan, a member of Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill. James S. Duncan, member of First Presbyterian Church South of Pleasant Hill.
Pg.241: James Duncan helped organize Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Oct. 1849. Was elected Elder.
Pg.244: Wm. H. Duncan & Co., Dry Goods, in Business Directory of Pleasant Hill Twp.
Pg.245-6: James L. Duncan, postmaster, March 2, 1846, Pleasant Hill Twp; one of first members of Cass Co. Agricultural & Mechanical Association.
Pg.261: Wm. H. Duncan, first Business in Polk Twp, was Frenchman named Blois; moved to Pleasant Hill 1833, sold to Wm. H. Duncan & Walter H. Taylor 1834.
Pg.278: Merchants license granted to Ferrel & Duncan to sell goods for 6 months, Sept. 7, 1835 to March 7, 1836.
Vol.2: Cass County:
Pg.491; Pleasant Hill Township: JAMES M. DUNCAN is of the firm of W.H. Duncan & Co., ... was built in 1881 ... firm is composed of James M. and Benjamin Duncan. James M. Duncan was born in Lincoln Co. KY, September 29, 1839. His grandfather was a native of Scotland, and his father, James L. Duncan, of Kentucky. His mother's maiden name was Sarah E. Morton, a native of Kentucky. In 1843 his parents moved to Pleasant Hill, where he has since resided. He has been engaged in selling goods in Pleasant Hill since 1845 (except during the war), his father having embarked in the business at that time. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate service, .... February 23, 1870, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Ella P. Reed, ....
Pg.685-686; Dolan Twp: J.W. DUNCAN, farmer, section 22, is a native of Nelson Co. KY, and was born in 1829, being a son of Seth and Jane (Carter) Duncan. The former, originally from Martinsburgh [Berkeley Co.], VA, was born in February, 1800, and with his parents moved to Kentucky in 1805. He died May 16, 1849. His wife was also born in Nelson Co. KY, in 1800. She died January 16, 1849. They were married in 1822 and had a family of seven children: Thomas, William H., M.J., J.W., Stephen, John and R.C. The subject of this sketch was raised and educated in his native county, and began life for himself in 1849 as a farmer. In 1857 he went to Jackson Co. MO, and in the spring of 1870 came from there to Cass County, settling where he now resides. ... Mr. Duncan was married November 4, 1867, to Miss Lillie M. Anthony, a native of Morgan Co. MO, born in 1856. Her parents were William and Mellissa Anthony, Kentuckians by birth. Mrs. D. was raised and educated in Jackson Co. MO. They have four children: Rua C., Mary J., N.T. and Lucy M. They are both members of the Baptist Church.
"History of Cass County, Missouri" by Allen Glenn; pub. Topeka: Historical Pub. Co., 1917, 858 pgs. (LH12490, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 977.842 H2g and film 2,055,212 item 1 and 1,000,285 item 2)
Pg.129: Upton was platted in 1844 by M.W. Wright ... the first settlements on the town site were made by William H. Duncan and Walter H. Taylor, ...
Pg.232: September 14, 1835 ... at this term of court merchants' licenses were issued to M. Jerne and to Ferrell & Duncan. This firm, I am informed, was composed of Rev. William Ferrel, father of Rev. Thomas J. Ferrel, and Major William H. Duncan, who died in 1878 at Pleasant Hill.
Pg.233: The first merchant in Pleasant Hill ... after he left, in 1834, Major Duncan and his brother-in-law, W.H. Taylor, put up a store and sold goods at the same place. Taylor sold out to Rev. William Ferrel, and afterward Duncan sold out to Ferrel, ...
Pg.325-326: C.A. BROUS, a prominent insurance man and real estate dealer of Harrisonville and also justice of the peace, is a native of Ohio. He was born in Brown County, January 11, 1851, and is a son of Louis W. and Catherine (Caley) Brous, both natives of Ohio. ... Louis W. Brous came to Missouri with his family in 1871, and located on Eight Mile Creek in Cass County, about seven miles southeast of Harrisonville. When he came here the family consisted of nineteen children and grand-children. The father was a farmer and spent the balance of his life in Cass County after coming here. He died in 1876 and his wife departed this life in 1898, at the age of seventy-three. They were the parents of fifteen children, two of whom died in Ohio, and the others are as follows: ... C.A., the subject of this sketch; ... Emma, married W.W. Duncan and lives near Harrisonville, Missouri; ...
Pg.418: JAMES H. HALE, a well known farmer and stockman of Mt. Pleasant township, is a native of Virginia. He was born in 1854, a son of Leff and Elvira Hale, ... the father died in 1863 and later the mother removed to Iowa, where she spent the remainder of her life. James H. Hale came to Jackson County, Missouri, in 1870 ... in 1892 bought eighty-four acres of land in Cass County ... married in 1876 to Miss Rebecca Hazelette, a daughter of Benjamin and Mary Jane Hazelette, natives of Virginia, who were born and reared in that state and migrated to Missouri in 1869. They located in Jackson County. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in the Confederate army. Mrs. Hale was one of a family of five children born to her parents, the others being as follows: Mrs. Belle Edgerton, Raymore, Missouri; L. Hazelette, who lives in the west; Mrs. Berta Duncan, who lives in Iowa; and Asa Hazelette, Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Hale has one brother and a sister living, Mrs. Sena Holaman, Jackson County, Missouri, and Elbert Hale, Cleveland, Missouri. ...
Pg.611-613: DUNCAN RUSSEL, ex-judge of Cass County, is of sturdy Scotch lineage ... He was born in Scotland in 1847. His parents, William and Margaret (Duncan) Russel, were born in Scotland. William Russel was born in 1820. He emigrated from Scotland to America in 1852 and located in St.Louis, Missouri. He remained in St.Louis for a few years and then went to Virginia, soon returning to St.Louis. William Russel was a skilled iron manufacturer and he operated a rolling mill and a furnace in Virginia. In 1866 he came from Virginia to Cass County and located temporarily near Drexel. In 1868 he purchased the farm in Grand River township, which became the home place and which has never since been allowed to pass out of the ownership of some member of the family. William Russel lived but three short years to enjoy his estate. He died in 1871, and is buried in East Cemetery in Harrisonville. Margaret (Duncan) Russel was born in 1821. She survived her husband forty-one years, her death occurring when she was eighty-one years of age, in 1912. William and Margaret (Duncan) Russel were the parents of six children, who were, namely: Mrs. Margaret Brown, deceased; Duncan, subject of this review; Mrs. Ellen Wilson, Kansas City, Missouri; Sarah, Harrisonville, Missouri; D.B., Harrisonville, Missouri; and J.D., Harrisonville, Missouri. ... (MAD: more on Duncan Russel, not copied here)
Pg.652-655: ZENAS LEONARD, of Pleasant Hill, has had an unusual and successful business career, ... native of Missouri, born at Sibley in 1846 and is a son of Zenas and Isabel (Harrelson) Leonard ... was about twelve years old when his father died ... Mr. Leonard, owing to a failure of his health retired from the stock business and later removed to Pleasant Hill ... In 1872 Mr. Leonard was united with Miss Elizabeth Duncan, a daughter of James Duncan of Pleasant Hill. She died in 1902, leaving three children as follows: J.L., a stockman, Roswell, New Mexico; W.D., Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Lou Bell Smith, a widow who resides with her father. Mr. Leonard married Miss Mollie E. Stephens in 1904.
Lincoln Co. KY Inventories, Wills, etc. (FHL film 192,232)
O-221: 22 August 1841? (written over), Benjamin Duncan of Van Buren Co. MO; wife Christiana Duncan all my estate both real and personal with the plantation I now live on and negroes Joe, Edmond, Adam, Rubaky & July Ann; after her death the plantation my wife lived on to go to son William H. Duncan; my negro girl Julian shall belong to my daughter Elizabeth Duncan whenever my daughter shall demand the same if before my wife death; my daughter Lucinda Taylor wife of Hamilton H. Taylor one equal share & be given a enserved? for 300 to Wm. H. Duncan & Nancy Morton; to Nancy B. Morton 1 equal share; Benjamin F. Duncan 1 equal share; after death of my wife, son James S. Duncan one equal share; dau. Polly Hocker $10, and that sum with what she has heretofore received is a sum much greater than any sum I can give to any other child. Wm. H. Duncan is to give Nancy B. Morton and Lucinda Taylor $300. /s/ 22 Aug. 184?, Ben Duncan. Appoint my three sons 3 sons Wm. H. Duncan, Ben F. Duncan, and ? (not James) L. Duncan execs. Wit. John M. Armstrong, Clayton Vanhoy. Proved 10 Feb. 1845 in Van Buren Co. MO.
Parke Co. IN Deed Records, v. 9-10, 1844-1848 (FHL film 2,229,619)
10-359: 24 Aug. 1847, Charles Duncan and wife Mahala Duncan of Van Buren Co. MO appoint James W. Tyler of Jefferson Co. KY our attorney to sell all the lands belonging to the estate of John Woods deceased, being in Park Co. IN, to which we became entitled by the last will of said John Woods deceased, reference to records of the proper Court for Park Co. IN, with appurtenances, to such person and for such price as he shall think proper, and to make the deed in fee simple, ... /s/ Charles Duncan, Mahala Duncan. They appeared 24 Aug. 1847 before Richard D. Berry, J.P., Van Buren Co. MO, and Mahala relinquished her dower. Certification by James C. Jackson, Clerk of Van Buren Co. MO County Court, for Richard D. Berry, 14 Sept. 1847. Recorded Dec. 4, 1847. (FHL film 2,229,619)
Madison Co. IA Deed (FHL film 1,028,224)
T-377: 30 March 1867, Martha A. Duncan (formerly Moon) and her husband Francis M. Duncan of Cass Co. MO to Gilbert D. Wood, $900, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.18 T76N R28W and S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec. 13, T76N R29W. Wit. A.E. Cameron. Deed notarized in Cass Co. MO.
Births and Stillbirths, Cass Co. MO (handwritten note from files of Nancy Reba Roy)
#694, Joseph M. Duncan, b. NC, age 31, farmer, & wife Mary E. Davis, b. KY, age 24, of Bates Co. MO; dau. Mamie Frances Duncan, 2nd child, b. March 23, 1884, Bates Co. MO; C.E. Edwards, Archie, MO.
#1093, Wm. H. Duncan, b. NC, age 32, farmer, & wife Maggie Jasper, b. KY, age 24, had son (no name), 1st child, b. March 8, 1886, Archie, MO; T.W. Adair, Archie, MO.
(Nancy Reba Roy: Joseph & Wm. H. sons of Charles & Martha J.F. Flint of NC to Cass Co.; Harsel G. Gann's Chas. Duncan) (MAD: Stokes Co. NC)
#6957 Jerry H. Dorsett, b. IN, age 42, farmer, wife Mary D. Duncan, b. IN, age 41, had dau. ?? Dorsett, 7th child, b. Nov. 21, 1885, b. 3/4 miles NE of Everett, MO; E.J. Arnold, Everett, MO, dr. or officiating or ??.
#-- Emsley R. Duncan, b. IN, age 39, wife Louise E. Garrison, b. IN, age 32, had dau. Duncan, b. April 6, 1886, 5 miles NE of Everett, MO; E.J. Arnold, Everett, MO.
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