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Duncans in Gasconade Co. MO

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

Last revised July 26, 2002

GASCONADE CO. MO
Formed 1820 from Franklin
Crawford formed 1829 from Gasconade
Osage formed 1841 from Gasconade
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830 Gasconade Co. MO Census
Pg.158  Boles W. Duncan     311           - 0000,01
          (MAD: no older male)
   160  Samuel Duncan       1010,01 ?     - 1210,01
          (MAD: males are blurred)

1840 Gasconade Co MO Census
Belware Twp.
Pg.244  David Duncan        0121,01       - 1001,01
   245  Boles W. Duncan     0131,001      - 1101,001
Clark Twp.
Pg.271  David Duncan        0121,01       - 1001,01
          (MAD: 1850 Osage Co. MO census)
        Boles W. Duncan     0131,001      - 1111,1
          (MAD: 1850 Bates Co. MO census)

1850 Gasconade Co MO Census
Pg.161, #18, John DUNCAN 21 MO farmer $0 (mar/in/year)
                  Elizabeth 17 MO (mar/in/year)
                  (MAD: 1860 Osage Co. MO census)

1860 Gasconade Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

LAND RECORDS

Gasconade Co. MO Deeds (1821-1870 direct & reverse indexes on FHL film 944,553)
      M-31: 17 Sept. 1857, Burton Cooper, sheriff of Gasconade Co.; that on 8 Nov. 1856 a judgement was rendered for $27.20 in favor of William H. Bell? and against Martin A. Duncan; certified copy of transcript filed 29 April 1857; in accordance with judgement, the real estate of Martin A. Duncan, SE 1/4 & Lots 1 & 2 of NE 1/4 Sec. 5 Twp 41 R4W, 320 acres, was seized and sold 16 Sept. 1857; William Woodland being the highest bidder, $42.50; deed above land to William Woodland. (FHL film 944,560) (MAD: 1850 Franklin Co. MO census, 1870 Pulaski Co. MO census)
      M-432: 1 Aug. 1858, Thomas H. Duncan (signed T.H.) and wife Elizabeth Catharine, of Gasconade Co. MO, to John Duncan of Franklin Co. MO, $150, Lot #3 NE 1/4 Sec. 5 Twp 41; also W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 32 Twp 42 R4W, 121+ acres. No wit. (FHL film 944,560)
      Next grantor after 1860; next grantee after 1865; no earlier Duncan deeds
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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 C., widow Duncan, Malisa G?, Capt? (Con?) Widow? (written over "minor") Duncan, Sarah; H Ark. Cav. & Mexican War; 1880 June 17, Invalid Appl. #380028, Cert. #322465; 1890 Sept. 1, Widow Appl. #471710, no cert., MO; 1890 Dec. 20, Con?. widow Appl. #521611, no cert. MO. (MAD: enrolled 7 Aug. 1862 Greene Co. MO, CDB: age 26, born Gaskanade Co. MO, age 36 on 2 muster rolls; ? 1860 Newton Co. AR census)
      Duncan, William R.; C 1 Ark. Inf.; 1902 Sept. 16, Invalid Appl. #1291096, Cert. #1156112, Ark.; remarks C2471821. (MAD: enrolled 19 March 1864 Ft.Smith, CDB: age 18, b. Gaskinadd Co. MO; 1850 Osage Co. MO census; 1860 Newton Co. AR census)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

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)
      Gasconade Co.:
      Pg.629-30: Miscellaneous Items. The County Seats ... Gasconade City remained the county seat until 1825, then to Bartonville. Some of those who purchased lots in Bartonville ... Capt. Duncan, Lot 14, $3. This town was located on the Gasconade River, in Twp. 43, R7W, in what is now Osage Co. It was the county seat until 1828, when it received a flood. (MAD: David Waldo was Commissioner of the Seat of Justice; see David Waldo Duncan who was perhaps named after him.)
      Pg.631: Petition filed April 19, 1828, requesting location of the county seat on 50 acres of land to be given by Thomas Shockley and Isaac Perkins, on a bluff with a view of the Gasconade River, "being very near in a direct line from Union in Franklin Co." signed by David Waldo, Thomas Baskett, Joseph Waldo, Philip Boulware, Samuel Duncan, Isaac Perkins, Daniel Crider Sr. & Jr., Joseph Crider, (& many others)
      Pg.648: The first indictment for manslaughter was brought in Oct. 4, 1827, against John Tacket. The verdict was guilty, a motion for a new trial was overruled, and he was ordered to pay a fine of $50 and go to jail for one year and one day. David Perkins was then found guilty of larceny by the following jury ... Daniel Waldo, John Duncan Jr., (& others).
      Pg.1030, Biographical Appendix (indexed Duncan), David E. Dunlap, ex-county judge of Crawford Co., son of Dr. Robert and Narcissa (Watson) Dunlap, natives of SC & GA; parents were married in Christian Co. KY; Mrs. Dunlap died when David E. age 10, Mr. Dunlap then married Sarah Lacy; 1841 left KY, lived 1 year in St. Francois Co. MO, to Crawford Co. MO 1842; father died 1851. (more on David E. Dunlap, not copied here.)

1889 "History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Cos. MO" by Goodspeed (FHL film 599,833 item 1 & 2; from David Neal Duncan 1997 and 1998)
      Pg.102+: In 1828, when Pulaski was a part of Gasconade Co., William Coppidge, the assessor of that county, certified on August 4 to a "residents' tax list," which was received by David Waldo, the county clerk. This was a large county, as the name of certain settlers will indicate. ... The names of the list are given complete, with the assessor's spelling retained: (MAD: following were familiar names) Adam Bradford, Isaac Bradford, Matthew Bates, William Bowles, William Bell, Alexander Coppedge, George Coppedge, George Cole, Daniel Crider Sr., Joseph Crider, Daniel Crider Jr., Lindsey Coppedge, William Coppedge, Henry Duncan, John Duncan Sr., John Duncan Jr., Bowls Duncan, Samuel Duncan, John Duncan Esq., James Harrison Esq., William E. Hawkins, (no Solomon Hawkins), ... (many others)
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Gasconade Co. MO:
      John Duncan Jur. and John Duncan Snr., 1818-1819-1820, Franklin Co. MO tax list for [South] Gasconnade Twp. (Vol.1, #1, Winter 1981 "MO State Gen. Association Journal" FHL book 977.8 D25m, from Dorothy Franks 4/1989; and pg.55, Vol.9, 12/1970 "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984; and index cards of Kit Smith 1983)
      William Duncan, 1818-1820, Franklin Co. MO tax list for South Gasconnade Twp. (Vol.1, #1, Winter 1981 "MO State Gen. Association Journal" FHL book 977.8 D25m, from Dorothy Franks 4/1989; and index cards of Kit Smith 1983)
      Samuel Duncan, 1819, Franklin Co. MO tax list for Gasconade Twp. (pg.55, Vol.9, 12/1970 "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Robert Duncan, 1819-1820, Franklin Co. MO tax list for MeriMack Twp. (pg.58, Vol.9, 12/1970 "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984; and index cards of Kit Smith 1983)
      Samuel Duncan, 7 March 1822, among purchasers at estate sale of Joseph Pointer, will dated 22 Jan. 1822, recorded in Gasconade Co. MO Will Book A, pg.6. (pg.22, Vol.15, 3/1972, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984 and David Neal Duncan 2/1998)
      John Duncan, 1 Oct. 1823, listed as indebted to John Sprowl in Sprowl's will, wife Elizabeth Sprowl, had only child Matthew, exec. James Bates, witnesses Wm. Coopedge and Hezekiah S. Baily; suit Wm. Coppedge vs. James Bates, admin. of Sprowl, 15 Nov. 1823. (Gasconade Co. MO Abstract of Wills and Admin. Bonds 1821-1860, on pg.28, Vol.15, 3/1972, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984) (MAD: one Ashley Duncan mar. Eliza Sproul 2/29 1832 in Howard Co. MO, no known connection)
      Samuel Duncan, 1821-1822, among purchasers at estate sale of William Pointer, will dated 27 Oct. 1820, recorded 24 Jan. 1821 and later in Gasconade Co. MO Will Book A, pg.1, 3, and 10. (pg.22?, Vol.15, 3/1972, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from David Neal Duncan 2/1998)
      Samuel Duncan, 11 Nov. 1823, purchaser at estate sale of Philip P. Boulware who died intestate ca 23 Oct. 1823. (Gasconade Co. MO Abstract of Wills and Admin. Bonds 1821-1860, on pg.3, Vol.15, 3/1972, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Bowles W. Duncan, 1823-1825, combined land and property tax list ("MO Taxpayers 1819-1826" by Lois Stanley, 1979, Los Angeles Public Library book R977.8 S788-1 and FHL book 977.8 R4s)
      David Duncan, 1823-1825, poll tax ("MO Taxpayers 1819-1826" by Lois Stanley etc., 1979, Los Angeles Public Library book R977.8 S788-1 and FHL book 977.8 R4s)
      John Duncan, 1823-1825, poll tax ("MO Taxpayers 1819-1826" by Lois Stanley, 1979, Los Angeles Public Library book R977.8 S788-1 and FHL book 977.8 R4s)
      Robert Duncan, 1823-1825, combined land and property tax list ("MO Taxpayers 1819-1826" by Lois Stanley, 1979, Los Angeles Public Library book R977.8 S788-1 and FHL book 977.8 R4s)
      Henry Duncan, John Duncan Sr., John Duncan Jr., Bowls Duncan, Samuel Duncan, John Duncan Esq., 1828, tax list for Gasconade Co. MO (pg.14, Vol.2, 1968, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Martha Duncan, 26 June 1828, mar. Isaac N. Bradford. (MAD: see Pulaski and Phelps Co. MO)
      John Duncan Jr., 25 Sept. 1828, mar. Nancy Bradford. (MAD: 1830 Crawford Co. MO census, 1840-1850 Pulaski Co. MO census, 1860 Phelps Co. MO census)
      John Duncan, 21 April 1850, mar. Elizabeth McKenney at house of Thomas McKenney.
      Samuel T. Duncan, 29 Aug. 1852, M.D. of Osage Co. MO, mar. Culprenany McKenney. (MAD: 1860-1870 Osage Co. MO census)

"The Allens and the Harrisons of the Kingdom of Callaway [Co. MO]" 1981, by Crockett A. Harrison (some pages from Crockett A. Harrison to Duncan Surname Association 12/1990; FHL book 929.273 AL53hc and film 1,033,842 item 1)
      Pgs.72, 74, and 90-93, refer to the family of James Berry Harrison of Greenville Co. SC, mar. Lovisa Voss Duncan and moved to Gasconade Co. MO, later to Pulaski (later Phelps) Co. MO.
 

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