Duncan research files of
1830 Crawford Co. MO Census (MAD: see 1840 Pulaski Co. MO census) Pg.170 John Duncan Senr 0110,1001 - 0000,0001 (MAD: Robert 10-15; Wm. L. 20-30; ? d. ca 1834) John Duncan Esqr 1222,101 - 1020,01 (MAD: John Duncan, d.1850, son of Robert Duncan of Greenville Co. SC) 171 John Duncan Junr 0000,1 - 1000,1 (MAD: John Duncan Jr. mar. Nancy Bradford 9/25/1828 Gasconade Co. MO) 1840 Crawford Co. MO Census No Duncan indexed
1850 Crawford Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.239, #701, E. DUNCAN (m) 32 GA farmer $0
M. (f) 20 TN
M. (f) 5, E. (f) 3 MO
J. HEDRICK (m) 50 KY farmer $0
P. (f) 30 KY
L.J. (f) 22, D. (f) 18 IN
J. (m) 14, J. (m) 14 twins IN
William 11 IN
M. (f) 5, J. (m) 9, W. (m) 4 MO
Pg.241, #719, T.B. DUNCAN (m) 57 GA farmer $0
O. (f) 70 MD
E. PREASE (f) 16 TN
(MAD: Thomas B. and wife Obedience; ?? 1830 Jackson Co. GA census; ?? 1840 St. Francois Co. MO census)
1860 Crawford Co. MO Census
Meramec Twp., P.O. Steelville, pg.23
Pg.783/370, #152-152, W.H. ARNEY (m) 25 NC collier $65-$88
Joseph F. (m) 17 MO
Wilson C. 20 MO day labourer
J.P. (m) 27 NC day labourer $0-$50
James DUNCAN 24 NC collier
(MAD: 1850 Lincoln Co. NC census)
Pg.847, #571, T.B. DUNKIN (m) 71 SC farmer $400-$616
Obedience 73 MD
Elizabeth PRIEST 26 TN domestic
Pg.866, #482, Humble FITZWATER 55 KY farmer $600-$443
Catharine 57 KY
Lucinda J. 16 MO
Marion F. (m) 18 MO mar/in/yr
Lavina 18 MO mar/in/yr
(MAD: one Hamble Euriah Fitzwater mar. Nancy C. Cole 12/12/1852 Franklin Co. MO, present John Duncan and Marteal Duncan)
1870 Crawford Co. MO Census
Pg.631, #53-53, JAMES, Ancil? (m) 45 OH iron master $2000-$1600
DUNCAN, Robt. 26 TN blacksmith
SUMNER?, Phelix (m) 32 MO blacksmith
Pg.673, #4-4, DUNKEN, James 36 NC (white) laborer $0-$100
Rose Ann 24 IN house keeper
William F. 3, Alice 1 MO
Pg.677, #63-63, DUNKEN, Frances (f) 30 NC house keeper $200-$100
Mary 28 NC
Martha 26, Rachel 24 NC
Pg.677, #71-71, DUNKEN, William 42 NC laborer $0-$160
Lovina (f) 50 NC house keeper
LAMPKIN, Lucinda 33 NC (white) domestic servant
Henry E. 3 MO
(MAD: James, William, and Frances and her siblings were children of Absalom and Lucy Duncan of 1850 Lincoln Co. NC census)
Pg.682, #136-136, BUTT, Marcus 40 KY farmer $300-$300
Matilda A. 25 MO housekeeper
Martha 3, Louisa B. 2 MO
DUNKIN, John W. 16 MO (blank occupation)
Samuel W. 15 MO (blank occupation)
(MAD: BUTT family in 1850-1860 Saline Co. MO)
Crawford Co. MO Probate Records, v.A1 1835-1850 (FHL Film 914,157; SLC 9/9/2013 and 12/9/2013)
A1-1: County Court 23 Feb. 1835. William L. Duncan, admin. of John Duncan decd, came into court and after ... his accounts, he is allowed a credit of his account on the Probate Ledger of $29.75 and charged or debit in amount of $56.19 per reference to Intestate Ledger.
A1-15/16: November term 1836, Court met, ... On motion Green L. Renfro Admin. of the Estate of James Renfro Decd. and makes settlement with the court and waves the nessity of a notice and admits the justice of an account against said estate in favor of John Duncan Esq. an amount five dollars and the same placed in the fifth class.
A1-18/19: February term 1837. On motion William L. Duncan Administrator of the Estate of John Duncan deceased makes settlement with the court and files the clerk's receipt for 18 cents and the same ordered to be placed on the probate ledger.
On motion William L. Duncan Administrator of the estate of John Duncan deceased makes settlement with the court and files accounts of notice and accounts due said estate Adkins Spratling Boyers and Harris which he could not collect in amount $30.37-1/2 and the same ordered to be placed to his credit on the probate ledger.
On motion William L. Duncn Admin. of the estate John Duncan deceased makes settlement with the court and files an account for 3 days February term 1836 to make settlement in amount $3 and the same ordered to be placed to his credit on the probate ledger.
On motion William L. Duncan Admin. of the Estate of John Duncan deceased makes settlement with the court on a ?? to be indebted to the estate of $50 for interest on money loned and ordered to be charged in the Probate Ledger for the same.
On motion William L. Duncan Admin. of the Estate of John Duncan deceased makes settlement with the court and is ordered the sum of $4 for attending this court to make final settlement of his said administration on the same ?? to his credit on the probate ledger.
On motion William L. Duncan Admin. of the Estate of John Duncan deceased makes settlement and files the clerk's receipt for $5.68-1/3 for fees this term of the court.
On motion William L. Duncan Admin. of the Estate of John Duncan deceased makes settlement with the court and is allotted the sum of $52.59? percent for collecting money belonging to said estate and the same to be placed to his credit on the Probate Ledger.
On motion William L. Duncan Admin. of the Estate of John Duncan deceased makes final settlement of his said administration and is found to be indebted to said estate the sum of $804.86-1/4.
(next pg) February term 1837. On motion William L. Duncan Adms. of the Estate of John Duncan deceased and presents the court for an order of distribution among the legatees of (John S. Duncan crossed out) said Estate and upon calculation it appears that each legatee of the number of five is entitled to $134.14-1/2 including the widow.
On motion Robert B?. Duncan comes here into court and choses John Duncan as guardian over his person and property until he arrives to age of 21 years and interdian? to court in the sum of $500.
Crawford Co. MO Probate (1851-1864 index on FHL film 914,156)
A-156: 5 Dec. 1854, Tuesday; estate of the minor heirs of Wm. Duncan ... residing in this county and they have no natural guardian; entitled to estate of Wm. Duncan decd; out of estate of Mrs. (blank) Duncan decd. late of Pulaski Co.,; appoint Wm. McCutchan guardian and curator of Roda and Louisa Duncan, minor heirs of Wm. Duncan decd under the age of 14 years; McCutchan to give bond for $4000. (FHL film 914,158) (MAD: William L. & 2nd wife Nancy D. of Pulaski Co. MO)
Crawford Co. MO Letters of Administration, v.A-B, 1837-1902 (FHL film 914,162; SLC 9/9/2013)
Vol.A: No Duncan indexed, Book II, 1837+
Crawford Co. MO Will Records, v.A-B, 1832-1920 (FHL film 914,155; SLC 9/9/2013)
Vol.A: No Duncan indexed
Crawford Co. MO Deeds (Abstracts & index 1832-1872 on FHL film 914,709)
A-22: 17 Feb. 1835, Isaac Nealy Bradford and wife Martha (@) of Pulaski Co. KY to William Lewis Duncan of Crawford Co. MO, $116, land on west side Gasconade River; SW frac. 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.38N Range 10W, 158.57 acres; and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.38 Range 10W, 80 acres; and fract. lot on west side of Gasconade in Sec.36 Twp.38N Range 10W, 63.45 acres, entered by William Bell in land office at St. Louis. No wit. (FHL film 914,712) (MAD: see Pulaski Co. MO; Martha Duncan mar. Isaac N. Bradford 6/26/1828 Gasconade Co. MO)
A-24: 19 Feb. 1835, John Duncan and wife Nancy to William Lewis Duncan, all Crawford Co. MO, $116, above land. (FHL film 914,712) (MAD: Nancy Bradford)
E-614: 31 Dec. 1857, William A. Bryan and wife Mahala Ann of Texas Co. MO to Thomas B. Duncan of Crawford Co. MO, $2 (sic), SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 20 Twp 36N R2?W, and NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 29 T36 R2W, 80 acres. (FHL film 914,714)
F-36: 10 Feb. 1857, Thomas B. Duncan and wife Obedience of Crawford Co. MO to Andrew H. Trask of same, $250, NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 18 T34N R2W, 50 acres. (FHL film 914,714)
Next grantor 1869; next grantee 1867
Crawford Co. MO Circuit Court Records (SLC 9/9/2013)
Index to court records, v.1 (FHL Film 914,136)
Duncan, John vs. Saml. Travis, A-37, 40, 46, 48, 103, 109
Index to Court Records, v.2 - no Duncan
Court records, v.A, 1831-1849 (FHL Film 914,137)
A-37: August term 1833, John Duncan, appeller, against Samuel Travis, appellee. Upon an appeal from a justice of the peace, Appellant moved the court reverse the judgment and dismiss the appeal.
A-40: August term 1833, motion overruled.
A-46, 48: Not copied.
A-103: July 1838, remanded (from Supreme Court).
A-109: Nov. term 1838, appeal dismissed.
"Reports of cases determined in the Supreme Court of the state of Missouri from 1835 to 1837" by Louis Houck, Consellor at law, Vol.IV, pg.222; spine title "Missouri Reports - Houck - Vol.4-5"; ("Missouri Reports") Vol.4, pgs.369 to 370 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 1/2004)
DUNCAN v TRAVIS; Supreme Court of Missouri, Third Judicial District; 4 Mo. 369; June, 1836, Decided.
Appeal from Crawford Circuit Court.
(MAD: Counsel's arguments omitted here)
(opinion) WASH, J. Duncan commenced an action of debt against Travis, before a justice, and got a verdict and judgment, from which Travis appealed to the Circuit Court; much difficulty and delay attended the prosecution of the appeal, which was refused by the justice, on the ground that the affidavit and bond required by the statute, were not given or tendered; finally it came up under a mandamus from the Circuit Court. In the meantime, it appears that the constable had collected the amount of the judgment, recovered before the justice; but whether the money had been paid over to the plaintiff in the cause, did not appear. When the cause came up to the Circuit Court, that court reversed the judgment of the justice, and entered up judgment against Duncan, the appellant, for the amount which appeared from the return of the constable to have been made by him upon the execution against Travis; to reverse which judgment, Duncan has appealed to this court.
On the trial in the Circuit Court, several questions were raised, growing out of the sufficiency of the original affidavit of the plaintiff, on which the warrant was issued by the justice. The time and manner of praying the appeal of the defendant, the want of notice as required by the statute, &c., which need not now be considered; the appearance of the parties before the justice of the peace and the proceeding to trial upon the merits, without objection to the affidavit on which the warrant was issued, cured every defect, if any existed therein. The Circuit Court in reversing the judgment of the justice and in entering up judgment against Duncan for the amount which appeared to have been collected by the constable, most clearly erred. The proper course was, to have proceeded to a trial de novo. The judgment of the Circuit Court, is therefore reversed, with costs, and the cause remanded.
(MAD: from the Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/judiciary/supremecourt/
Supreme Court Case Files; Contributor Appellant John Duncan, Respondent Samuel Travis, filed 1834, Crawford Co., Third District, Civil proceeding, reversed and remanded, debt, ordered new trial, 1829 debt case by Duncan over disputed payment & goods, see inventized list of exchanged Frontier Goods; Identifier Old Box Number 545, Old Folder Number 11, Location 16A/5/6, Box 154, Folder 18; Courtesy of the Missouri State Archives.)
1888 "History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, & Gasconade Cos. MO" by Goodspeed (FHL book 977.86 H2h pt.2, Los Angeles Public Library book 977.8 H67295, from Donald Duncan 2/1991)
Pg.547: Judges of election in the various townships were appointed at the May term, 1836, as follows: ... Skaggs (twp) -- Lewis Bridges, John Duncan Sr., and Samuel Brown.
Pg.548: The County Court. The first records of this court cannot be found, but it is believed that William Montgomery, Barney Lowe and John Duncan were the first justices of the court, commissioned on the same day the act organizing the county was approved, January 29, 1829. The first entry upon the records that is to be found is as follows: ... last Monday (23d) of February, 1835, present ... and James Harrison, clerk. ... James Harrison was granted grocer's license, at the rate of $5, to bear date December 5, 1834 ....
Pg.553: Circuit Court; Crawford County was attached to the First Judicial Court by an act of the General Assembly, approved Jan. 29, 1831. The county was organized by the act of Jan. 29, 1829, and the place for holding court was fixed at the house of James Harrison. ... May 19, 1831 ... first order was to appoint James Harrison clerk and recorder; Robert B. Harrison appointed deputy clerk. A grand inquest for the body was empanelled with ... John Duncan Sr., ... Cury Duncan, ...
Pg.570: Circuit Court Clerks, 1867, R.W. Dunlap (indexed R.W. Duncan); Sheriffs, R.W. Dunlap, 1862 (indexed R.W. Duncan).
Pg.571: The various officers of this county have been: Representatives: John Duncan, 1836.
Pg.579: The 63rd Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia was raised mostly in Crawford Co. The commissioned officers of the various companies were as follows: Company B., 2nd Lieutenant, T.B. Duncan, ... all commissioned Sept. 21, 1862, vacated by Special Order No. 126, 1864.
Phelps Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/17/2014; have JPG images)
F-140/141: Certificate No.2564? (2569?), Whereas John Duncan of Crawford Co. MO has deposited in the General Land Office at St. Louis a certificate whereby it appears full payment has been made per act of 24 April 1820, for SW fract. 1/4 of Sec.36 Twp.38N Range 10W, containing 158 acres and 57/100 of an acre, ... USA has granted said tract to said John Duncan. 11 Feb. 1832. Signed May 18, 1848?. Recorded Vol.6 pg.48. Filed April 1, 1869. (FHL film 914,738)
F-141/142: Certificate No.2698. Whereas John Duncan Senior of Crawford Co. MO has deposited in the General Land Office at St. Louis, a certificate whereby it appears that full payment has been made per ct of 24 April 1820 for E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.38N Range 10W containing 80 acres, ... USA has granted said tract to said John Duncan Senior. 2 Sept. 1835. Recorded Vol.6 Page 707. Filed April 1, 1869, recorded May 26, 1869. (FHL film 914,738)
Some early Duncans in Crawford Co. MO:
John B. Duncan, 8 Oct. 1829, mar. Polly Bates.
William L. Duncan, 16 Aug. 1832, mar. Emaly Duncan (MAD: 1840 Pulaski Co. MO census; she the dau. of John Duncan d.1849 Pulaski Co. MO)
John Duncan, 18 Jan. 1834 (1835?), decd.; Estate of John Duncan, admin. William L. Duncan, from "Jeffersonian Republican" newspaper issue of 18 Jan. "1834" (Administrator's Notices from the Jeffersonian Republican, Jefferson City MO; from Vol.V "Ridge Runners" periodical, from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983); and estate of John Duncan, admin. Wm. L. Duncan, 23 Feb. 1835, pg.14, Crawford Co. Settlements, Book A, 1829-1849 (pg.50, Vol.13, 12/1971, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin and David Neal Duncan)
John Duncan and Robert Duncan, 28 Aug. 1836, witnessed the will of James Harrison of Crawford Co. MO naming wife Louisa and children; recorded 3 Aug. 1842 on verification by John Duncan and William L. Duncan about the signature of their brother Robert Duncan decd, in Pulaski Co. MO Will Book A, 1833-1875, pg.20 (from pg.5, Vol.16, 9/1972, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984) (MAD: James Harrison's wife was Lovisa Duncan, she named in Greenville Co. SC Equity Court Record, 1833, Roll 69, sister of James Duncan, Robert Berry Duncan, and others)
William L. Duncan, 3 Aug. 1842, in Pulaski Co. MO, verified with John Duncan the signature of their brother Robert Duncan decd. as witness to the will of James Harrison of Crawford Co. MO, recorded in Pulaski Co. MO Will Book A, 1833-1875, pg.20 (from pg.5, Vol.16, 9/1972, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
John Duncan Sr., 23 Aug. 1842, in Pulaski Co. MO, security with Louisa Harrison and Ben B. Harrison for Letters Testamentary granted James P. Harrison and John B. Harrison as admin. of the will of James Harrison made 28 Aug. 1836 in Crawford Co. MO, recorded in Pulaski Co. MO Will Book A, 1833-1875, pg.20 (from pg.5, Vol.16, 9/1972, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
ca1937 "Early History of the Northern Ozarks" by Gerard Schultz (from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983)
Pgs.58-59 contain the information that on January 23, 1829, Crawford County was formed from all the territory which had been attached by law for civil and military purposes to the county of Gasconade. On the same day Gov. John Miller appointed William Montgomery, Barney Lowe, and John Duncan as judges of the court for four years.
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