Duncan research files of
1840 Lewis Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.181 William Duncan 1000,111 - 1000,1
(MAD: 1830 Marion Co. MO census)
1850 Lewis Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.353, #396-397, T.H. DUNCAN (m) 44 VA farmer $0
Polly 36 VA
Wm. E. 16 VA
Chancy D. (m) 13, Sarah E. 12 MO
Mary S. 8, Bethene A. (f) 7 MO
John B. 2, Robt. 1 MO
(MAD: F.H. in 1860 Schuyler Co. MO census; ?? Fleming Hall Duncan who mar. Polly Tuley 6/20/1831 Amherst Co. VA)
Pg.364, #541-542, Rhoda DUNCAN 33 MO (blank) $5,000
Mary C. 17, Collin (m) 12 MO
Martha 9, Ellen M. 6 MO
(MAD: Rhoda Easton, widow of William, mar. 11/24/1831 Marion Co. MO; John N. Boler of Clark Co. MO mar. Mrs. Rhoda Duncan 3/15/1857)
1860 Lewis Co. MO Census
Monticello, Dickerson Twp
Pg.37, #8-8, Joseph DUNCAN 25 KY atty at law $1000-$500
M.E. (f) 23 MO
Seldon (m) 1 MO
(MAD: Joseph Duncan Esq. of Ft. Demoines IA, mar. Martha E. Morris, dau. of Robert, 9/11/1856)
Pg.197, #297-291, George DEVILBLISS 45 MD farmer $6000-$6000
Elizabeth 32 MO
Mary 14 MO
Annie 2, Rebecca 3/4 MO
William DUNCAN 26 MO laborer
David BEAVER 15 NC laborer
Pg.199-200, #360-309, Collins DUNCAN 23 MO farmer $6500-$600
Eliza 19 MO (not m/in/yr)
Harvey EASTON 21 MO
1870 Lewis Co. MO Census
Pg.598, #145-148, ELLISON, George 28 MO attorney at law $12,000-$600
Elizabeth 29 MO keeps house
Walter 3, Nettie (f) 1 MO
DUNKIN, Callie (m) 8 MO
EGBERT, Sophia 17 MO domestic servant
Twp.62 Range 7
Pg.633, #17-17, MOORE, Mary 50 KY farmer $2000-$100
Robert 24 MO works on farm $1600-$400
Lewis 18 MO works on farm $0-$0
DUNKIN, Aaron 18 MO BLACK works on farm
Pg.678, #108-108, DUNCAN, Nelson 54 KY BLACK laborer $0-$0
Charlotte 53 KY MULATTO keeps house
THOMAS, Bettsy (f) 18 MO MULATTO at home
DUNCAN, Sophia 30 MO BLACK at home
Archer (m) 5, Sallie 12 MO BLACKS
FOSTER, Nancy 70 KY BLACK at home
Twp.62 Range 8W
Pg.740, #82-82, MORRIS, Eliza 54 KY keeps house $0-$0
DUNCAN, Mattie 33 MO at home $32,000-$2,800
Seldon (f) 11, Zettie (f) 9 MO
Joseph L. 7 MO
Robert 31 MO farmer
James 28 MO farmer
Mariah (f) 19 MO at home
Brent (m) 18 MO works on farm
Emma 17 MO at home
Lucy 13 MO at school
(MAD: Mattie (Morris) is widow of Joseph in 1860; Robert & younger listed as "Duncan" but may not be, not identified 1850-1860 census)
Lewis Co. MO Deed Indexes (SLC 5/9/2013)
Abstract & index v.1-2 indirect 1833-1858 (FHL film 1,015,158)
B-224: Duncan & Easton from Myers, John, Notice, Aug. 6, 1836, Sept. 19, 1836, Notice to sell lands
B-78: Duncan, William from Easton, Robt. M., power atty, June 1, 1836, June 3, 1836, lot in town of Trilly
D-484: Duncan, William from Brooks, Gilbert, deed, Jan. 18, 1840, May 2, 1840, SE 1/2 SE T35 Sec.63 R6?
E-161: Duncan, Owsley & Johnson from Hemer, Diedrick, mtg, Mar. 9, 1841, Mar. 10, 1841, Lands & town lots
F-82: Duncan, William from Golley?, Obadiah, mtg, Sept. 20, 1842, Nov. 7, 1842, negro boy named Tom
G-502: Duncan & Smith, from Rankin, Gormee, for Huner & Tate, admrs. of Easton, Oct. 20, 1845, Feb. 18, 1846, ?? blacksmith, town of Tully
J-596: Duncan, Rhoda from Smith, R. Admr, Mar. 9, 1850, Jan. 26, 1852, E 1/2 SW 11-62-6
K-533: Duncan, H.T. from United States, Patent, Aug. 30, 1838, May 4, 1853, SW 1/4 W 1/2 NW 1/4, 25-60-9, and E 1/2 NE 1/4, E 1/2 SE 1/4 26-60-9
M-363: Duncan, Rhoda from Devilbiss, Jno., Admr, deed, Feb. 24, 1855, Apr. 26, 1855, W 1/2 NE Sec.14-T62-R6
Abstract & index v.1-2 direct 1833-1858 (FHL film 1,015,159)
B-365: Duncan, Henry to Beckner, Andrew, deed, Jan. 28, '36, filed Feb. 14, 37, NW 1/4 SE 18-62-6
C-289: Duncan, William and Eastland, Robt? M., Deed, ? 1826?, May 18, '38, 2/3 foot fol. 24-62-6 ?? and 2/3 foot E 1/2 SE 23-62-6
F-397: Duncan, William to Alton, David, Deed, Dec. 23, '43, Dec. 29, '43, F-397, SE 1/4 SE 35-63-6
G-39: Duncan, H.S. [to] Curry? Jr?, deed, Mar. 10, '43, June 1, '44, G-39, SW 2-56-09, W 1/2 NW 2-54-09, E 1/2 NE 2-66-09, E 1/2 SE 2-66-09
K-534: Duncan, H?.S? & Curry? to James R., deed, Feb. 10, '45, May 4, '53, K-534, SW 2-56-09, W 1/2 NW 2-56-09, E 1/2 NE 2-66-09, E 1/2 SE 2-66-09
Lewis Co. MO Deed Indexes (SLC 7/15/2014)
Vol.2, Indirect index, 1858-1868 (FHL film 1,015,160)
Duncan, J.W. from Duncan, John, to collect money, Aug. 26, 1859, Sept. 5, 1859, P.Atty "(Error)" (MAD: between R-284 to R-298) (MAD: see S-167)
Duncan, J.W. from Duncan, Jno., [property] "----" (blank) (MAD: see U-280)
S-378: Duncan, Jas. W. from Reefer?, A.F., et al, lots 11 & 12 in Block 34 in Cordells Addn. to Carbon, Nov. 14, 1859, Nov. 16, 1859, deed, S-378
S-535: Duncan, John from Anderson, A.N., lots 8 & 9 & 10, Block 1, Durkees Addn to Monticello, Jany. 23, 1860, Jany. 24, 1860, deed, S-535
T-204: Duncan, J?.W. from Skiddes?, Wm., E 1/2 SW 12-62-9, SW NE 12-62-9, SE SW 11-62-9, SE NW 12-62-9, SW SW 12-62-9, Apl. 6, 1860, Apl. 7, 1860, Mtg, T-204
U-280: Duncan, J.W. from Duncan, John, Lots 8-9 & 10 in Block 1, Durkee's Addn to Monticello, Oct. 12, 1860, Feb. 12, 1861, deed, U-280
U-283: Duncan, John W. from West, Richard, SE SE 6-61-8, Feb. 12, 1861, Feb. 12, 1861, deed, U-283
U-459: Duncan, Collin from Bland, J.W., interest in est. William Duncan, decd, Apl. 22, 1861, Apl. 22, 1861, deed, U-459
Direct index (FHL film 1,015,159)
O-398: Duncan, Rhoda to Boulivan?, J.N., contract, Mar. 4, 57, Mar. 14, 57, marriage contract, O-398
S-167: Duncan, John to Duncan, Jas. W., Aug. 26, 1859, Sept. 5, 1859, Pow. Atty., S-167
S-345: Duncan, Collin to Sherwood, John, 5&06/100 acres in SW SE 11-62-6, Oct. 3, 1859, Oct. 29, 1859, deed, S-345
U-280: Duncan, John to Duncan, Joseph, lots 8, 9 & 16, Block 1, Durkee's Add. Monticello, Oct. 12, 1860, Feby. 12, 1861, deed, U-280
U-281: Duncan, Joseph W. to West, Richard, lots 8, 9 & 10, Block 1, Durkee's Addn to Monticello, MO, Feb. 12, 1861, Feb. 12, 1861, deed, U-281
2-42: Duncan, Lizzie et al to Sutton, James No., NE NW 16-62-6 & NW NE 16-62-6, Oct. 14, 1865, June 19, 1867, deed, 2-42
4-31: Duncan, Martha E. to Marchand, F.L., pt. E 1/2 NE 6-61-7, June 10, 1867, May 1, 1868, dower, 4-31
4-35: Duncan, Joseph W. E (et?) to same, same, May 27, 1867, May 1, 1868, deed, 4-35
Lewis Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/15/2014; have JPG images)
Deed records v. A-B, 1833-1837 (FHL film 1,015,165)
B-78/79: Reposing special faith and confidence in fidelity & skill of William Duncan of Lewis Co. MO, we, Robert M. Easton and Ellen his wife of Marion Co. MO appoint said William Duncan our attorney to sell and convey to such persons as have heretofore purchased in the lifetime of Jacob Myres or since his death all our right, title and interest to the lots in the Town of Tully, Lewis Co., which were willed to said Robert M. Easton by the said Jacob Myers who was one of the proprietors of said town, and to make the usual covenants of warranty in said conveyances and grant receipts and acquittances for the puchase money of any or all of said lots when sold, ... 1 June 1836. /s/ Robert M. Easton, Eleanor Easton. Ack. 1 June 1836 before John Gash, Justice of County Court. Filed for record June 3, 1863. (FHL film 1,015,165)
B-224/225: Robert M. Easton and William Duncan, trustees of the estate of Jacob Myers late of Lewis Co. MO. William Duncan, Gentlemen, David crine? to the con?evin? that they condition and that of all the other Black persons who were liberated by the munificent of Jacob Myers late deceased would be much amictisanded?? by our removal to town? of their place of residence where we may enjoy the confidence of security and the protection of the law and having made arrangements with Thomas Gray for the sale of the estate devised by the said Jacob Myers to negroes which he liberated in his will and codicil on record this is therefore to request you that in pursuance of the said will of the said Jacob Myers deceased and by virtue of the authority to you given by said will you will proceedd to sell to the said Gray all the estate right and claim which by said will is vested in you for the use and benefit of the negroes who were liberated by the said Jacob Myers deceased. Respect your &c August 3, 1836. /s/ John Myers. Wit. R.W. Cecil. Filed Sept. 19, 1836. State of MO, Lewis Co., 7 Nov. 1836, ack. by John Myers before Thompson Copely?, J.P. (FHL film 1,015,165)
B-365/366: 28 Jan. 1836, Fleming H. Duncan and Polly his wife of Lewis Co. MO to Andrew Beckner of afsd, for $60 paid, sell parcel of land in county and state afsd, the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.62N Range 6W, containing 40 acres, warrant title. /s/ Polly (X) Duncan, Fleming H. Duncan. Ack. 10 Feb. 1836 before G.F. Hawkins, J.P., Lewis Co. KY. Filed for record 14 Feb. 1837. (FHL film 1,015,165)
Deed records v. C-D, 1837-1840 (FHL film 1,015,166)
C-289/290: 4 Oct. 1836, William Duncan and Rhoda his wife of Lewis Co. MO to Robert M. Easton of Marion Co. MO, for $200 paid, sell 2/3 of all that tract or parcel of land described as the 2/3 part of fractional Sec.24 Twp.62 Range 6W, also six? and above? the 2/3 parts (10 acres), the 10 acres to come off the fraction off the south end, the said fraction containing in all 103 acres and 28/100 of an acre, also 2/3 parts of the E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.62 Range 6W, the said quarter containing 80 acres, warrant title. /s/ Wm. Duncan, Rhoda Duncan. Ack. 4 Oct. "1830" before Robt. Sinclair, J.P. of Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record May 15, 1838. (FHL film 1,015,166)
D-484: 18 Jan. 1840, Gilbert Brooks and Sarah his wife of Lewis Co. MO to William Duncan of afsd, for $80.50 paid, sell to said William Duncan the tract of land in Lewis Co. MO, the SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.63N Range 6W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Gilbert Brooks, Sarah Brooks. Wit. H.M. Woodyard, J.H. Owsley. Ack. 18 Jany. 1840 before John H. Ousley, J.P. for Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record May 2, 1840. (FHL film 1,015,166)
Deed records v. E-F, 1839-1844 (FHL film 1,015,167)
E-161/163: 9 March 1841, Diedrick Huner of Lewis Co. MO to William Duncan, John H. Owsley and Mays Johnson of afsd, for $1, sell all the tract or parcel of land in Lewis Co. MO, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.63N Range 9W, also NW 1/4 of 31 and W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.30 Twp.63N Range 8W, containing 236-55/100 acres; also W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.61N Range 6W containing 64-17/100 acres; also NE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.63N Range 8W containing 160 acres; also part of the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.62 Range 6W containing 75 acres; also east 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.33 Twp.62 Range 6W containing 80 acres; also Lots No.4 and 5, Block No.3; also Lots No.1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 in Block No.5 in the town of Tully; together with appurtenances; on the condition that on 10 Jan. 1838 the said Diedrick Hemer executed his bond as Public Administrator for Lewis Co. to the State of MO in the penal sum of $10,000 conditioned as therein stated, and whereas the said William Duncan, John H. Owsley and Mays Johnson became and still are his security upon said bond, and to secure the said Duncan, Owlsey & Johnson his securities against any loss ... /s/ Diedrick Huner. Ack. 10 March 1841 before J.H. Blair, Clerk of Circuit Court, Lewis Co. MO. (FHL film 1,015,167)
F-82/84: Obediah Colley of Lewis Co. MO for $252.76 paid by William Duncan of county & state afsd, sell to said William Duncan one negro boy named Tom or Thompson aged about 5 years, a slave, the said boy is the son of Lewis and Maria slaves belonging to said Obediah Colley, which said boy is now in the possession of said Obediah Colley, ... if Obediah Colley shall pay to said William Duncan $252.76 on or before 1 Sept. 1843 with interest, these presents and everything herein contained shall cease and be void. In the event of default, William Duncan or any person may enter the premises or dwelling of the said Obediah Colley wherein the said boy may be found and carry away the said boy ... 20 Sept. 1842, /s/ O. Colley. Ack. 20 Sept. 1842 before J.E. Meckley, J.P., Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record Nov. 7, 1842. (FHL film 1,015,167)
F-397/398: 23 Dec. 1843, William Duncan and Rhoda his wife of Lewis Co. MO to David Alton of Marion Co. MO, for $100 paid, sell parcel of land in Lewis Co. MO, the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.63 Range 6W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Duncan, Rhoda Duncan. Ack. 23 Dec. 1843 before J.E. Mickley, J.P., Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record Dec. 29, 1843. (FHL film 1,015,167)
Deed records v. G-H, 1844-1848 (FHL film 1,015,168)
G-39/40: 10 March 1843, Henry T. Duncan and his wife of Fayette Co. KY to James R. Curry of Harrison Co. state afsd, for $1 paid and further consideration of services rendered by said Curry in entering lands &c for said Henry T. Duncan pursuant to an agreement between them, have sold to said James R. Curry all that tract of land in Lewis Co. MO containing 400 acres, the SW 1/4 and W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.25, the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 and E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.26, in Twp.60 Range 9W in District of lands subject to sale at Pamyra, MO, warrant title. /s/ H.T. Duncan, E. Duncan. Ack. 22 July 1843 before James C. Rodes, Clerk of Fayette Co. KY County Court by Henry T. Duncan and E. Duncan his wife. Certification by James E. Davis, the Eldest and presiding Justice of Fayette County Court, for James C. Rodes, 22 July 1843. Certification by Jas. C. Rodes, Clerk of Fayette Co. Court, for James E. Davis, July 1843. Filed for record June 1, 1844. (FHL film 1,015,168)
G-502/504: 20 Oct. 1845, James Rankin, Coroner of Lewis, MO, to William Duncan and Ralph Smith, admin. of estate of Robert M. Easton decd, for the use and benefit of said estate, that Ralph Smith and William Duncan, administrators of the estate of Robert M. Easton, decd, on 18 Dec. 1844 at a Circuit Court of Lewis Co. recovered against Diedrick Hemer and Chilton B. Tate for debt the sum of $591.61 and sum of $202.25 which the said Smith & Duncan were adjudged for their damages, also $3.10 costs; writ of execution issued 26 April 1845 from Circuit Court of Lewis Co. and to coroner of Lewis Co. commanding him that of the goods & chattels & real estate of said Hemer & Tate, Lot No.3 in Block No.5 fronting on Water Street ... in the Town of Tully, Lewis Co. MO, and if not sufficient to satisfy the debt, damages & cost, then of other goods & chattels & real estate of said Hemer & Tate to be made the residue ... and have the same before the court on 3rd Monday in June next, 1845, ... executed the warrant, and seized the claim of said Hemer & Tate in real estate, Lot No.13 Block 5 fronting on Water St. in Town of Tully, Lewis Co. MO, and Coroner exposed for sale at auction on ... 17 June 1845 ... William Duncan and Ralph Smith, Admin. of estate of Robert M. Easton decd, ... highest and best bidder, ... puchaser of Lot 3 in Block 5 in Town of Tully, Lewis Co. MO, for $250, this a deed to them. Ack. 22 Oct. 1845 before Judge of the Circuit Court. Filed for record Feb. 18, 1846. (FHL film 1,015,168) (MAD: Hemer could be Huner)
Deed records v. I-J, 1848-1852 (FHL film 1,015,169)
J-596/597: 9 March 1850, Ralph Smith, Admin. of estate of Robert M. Easton decd, to Rhoda Duncan of Lewis Co. MO, per act of General Assembly of MO approved Feb. 27, 1844, did on 22 Sept. 1849 at public auction proceed to sell the real estate of said Robert M. Easton late of Lewis Co. decd, ... the said Rhoda Duncan being highest bidder, became purchaser of E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.11 Twp.62 Range 6W for $324, ... report approved by court, now sell to said Rhoda Duncan the above real estate with appurtenances. /s/ Ralph Smith, Admin. of estate of Robert M. Easton, decd. Ack. 9 March 1850 before H.M. Woodyard, Notary Public, Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record Jan. 26, 1852. (FHL film 1,015,169)
Deed records v. K-L, 1852-1854 (FHL film 1,015,170)
K-533/534: Certificate No.14116. US to Henry T. Duncan of Bourbon Co. KY, who deposited a certificate at the Land Office that payment has been made per act of congress 24 April 1830 for sale of Public Lands for SW 1/4 and W 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.25, E 1/2 NE 1/4 and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.26 Twp. "Six 5" of Range 9W containing together 400 acres by survey, grant to said Henry T. Duncan the above land. 30 Aug. 1838, Martin Van Buren. Recorded Vol.20 pg.123E. Filed for record May 4, 1833. [MAD: index said Twp.60] [MAD: see Fayette Co. KY] (FHL film 1,015,170)
K-534/535: 10 Feb. 1845, Henry T. Duncan and Eliza his wife of Fayette Co. KY to James R. Curry of Harrison Co. state afsd, for $1 paid and for services rendered by said Curry in entering lands &c for Henry T. Duncan per agreement between them, have sold to said James R. Curry all that parcel of land in Lewis Co. MO containing 400 acres, being SW 1/4 and W 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.25, E 1/2 NE 1/4 and E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.60 Range 9W ... warrant title. /s/ H.T. Duncan, E. Duncan. Ack. 7 July 1845 by Henry T. Duncan and Eliza Duncan his wife before James C. Rodes, Clerk of Fayette Co. KY County Court. Certification by James L. Hickman, the Eldest and presiding Justice of Fayette County Court, for James C. Rodes, 7 July 1845. Certification by Jas. C. Rodes, Clerk of Fayette Co. Court, for James E. Davis, July 1843. Filed for record June 1, 1844. (FHL film 1,015,168)
Deed records v. M-N, 1854-1856 (FHL film 1,015,171)
M-363/365: This Administrators deed 24 Feb. 1855 between John Devilbess, Administrator of estate of William A. Early late of Lewis Co. MO, decd, to Rhoda Duncan of afsd, that the Admin. Court of Lewis Co. at Feb. term 1853 on land ... the said admin. to sell the real estate of said decedent or so much as would be sufficient to pay the debts remaining due by said estate, the appl. having been made by said admin. for same at Nov. term 1852 of said court, ... the said admin. caused the real estate to be appraised ... the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.14 Twp.62 Range 6W at $2 per acre or $800 for the tract, and the admin. sold the above tract of land to said Rhoda Duncan at private sale for $800, that being more than 3/4 of its appraised value, which said admin. reported to said court at May term 1853, approved by said court, now for $800 paid by said Rhoda Duncan, sell to said Rhoda Duncan the interest which said decd. had in the above real estate. /s/ John Develbess. Ack. 23 April 1853 by John Devilbess before H.M. Woodyard, Notary Public. Filed for record April 23, 1855. (FHL film 1,015,171)
Deed records v. O-P, 1856-1858 (FHL film 1,015,172)
O-398/399: Marriage Contract 4 March 1857 between John N?. Boulware of Clark Co. MO and Mrs. Rhoda Duncan of Lewis Co. MO, marriage intended between said parties, they mutually agree to following disposition of their free part? both real and personal to wit, J.N. Boulware in consideration of the agreement of Mrs. Rhoda Duncan, agrees she shall retain and hold all real estate held by her as dower or absolutely, also all her slaves, also all her stock or horses and cattle; and said Boulware relinquishes all interest, the said property shall be held as her separate property. It is further agreed the said Boulware agrees to purchase her stock of horses at $330?, and her cattle at $578 (?$528?), and in the event that Mrs. Rhoda Duncan survives the said Boulware, then his stock shall ..? change to her and his administrators or executors shall pay to her the above amount of money without interest in either case and she shall in consideration of her present household and kitchen furniture be allowed to take at its appraised value the 1/3 part of the household and kitchen furniture of said Boulware's estate ... if said Boulware should survive Mrs. Duncan then he agrees to pay said ?? of money and household and kitchen furniture to her heirs. ... /s/John N. Boulware, Rhoda Duncan. Wit. James S?. Christy, W.G. Watson Ack. 16 March 1857 before J.M. Watson, Clerk of Lewis County Court. Filed for record March 14, 1857. (FHL film 1,015,172)
Deed records v. S-T, 1859-1860 (FHL film 1,015,174)
S-167: John Duncan of Boone Co. KY appoint Joseph W. Duncan of Town of Monticello, Lewis Co. MO, my attorney to collect all sums of money, etc. 26 Aug. 1859. /s/ John Duncan. Ack. before John Cave, Clerk of Boone Co. KY Circuit Court, 26 Aug. 1859. Filed for record Sept. 5, 1859. (FHL film 1,015,174)
S-345/347: 3 Oct. 1859, Colin Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan his wife of Lewis Co. MO to John Sherwood of Lewis Co. MO, for $147.42 paid, sell real estate in Lewis Co. MO, beg. at (A) on the survey and running thence East 10.00 chains to B, then north 1.20 chs. to C, then N 53 deg. W 66 chs. to E, then N 71 deg. 30 W 81 chs to F, then N 76 deg. W 1.68 chs to G, then N 32 W 1.49 chs to H, then N 70 chs. to I, then N 72 deg. 30 W 2.56 chs to K, then N 89 deg. W 2.56 chs to M, then S 7.50 chains to A, the place of beginning, (N.B. the courses from C to M lie on the southern margin of a branch) containing 5 acres and 06/100, being part of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.11? Twp.62 R.6 West; with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Collin Duncan, Lizzie Duncan. Ack. 3 Oct. 1859 before H.M. Woodyard, Notary Public, Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record Oct. 29, 1859. (FHL film 1,015,174)
S-378/379: 14 Nov. 1859, Addison Reese and Margarett Reese his wife of Lewis Co. MO to Joseph W. Duncan of Lewis Co. MO, for $600 paid, sell real estate in Lewis Co. MO, Lots No.11, 11 and 12 in Block No.34 in South Canton, the addition of George W. Cardell and others to the original town of Canton, warrant title. /s/ A. Reese, M. Reese. Ack. 14 Nov. 1859 before A.D. Rector, Notary Public for Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record Nov. 16, 1859. (FHL film 1,015,174)
S-535/536: Adolphus V. Anderson and Amanda Anderson his wife of town of Monticello, Lewis Co. MO, for $385 paid by John Duncan of Boone Co. KY, sell real estate, Lots 8, 9 and 10 in Block 1 in Durkees addition to town of Monticello, Lewis Co. MO, warrant title. 23 Jan. 1860. /s/ Adelphus N. Anderson, Amanda Anderson. Ack. 23 Jan. 1860 before William G. Watson, Clerk of Lewis Co. Court. Filed for record Jan. (no day) 1860. (indexed as filed Jan. 24, 1860) (FHL film 1,015,174)
T-204/206: William H. Spiddle of Lewis Co. MO for $1 paid by Joseph W. Duncan, and for better securing said Duncan in payment of sum of $25 for which this day I have executed my promissory note for $25 with 10% interest payable 15 Sept. 1860, the following real estate in Lewis Co. MO, the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, all Sec.12 Twp.62 Range 9W, also SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.11 and SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.12, all Twp.62 Range 9W, Lewis Co. MO, with appurtenances, but if paid when the same become due, then this obligation or deed become null, but if not paid, Duncan shall be allowed to make sale at public auction at town of Monticello ... and keep the expenses of sale and the money herein and pay the balance to said Spidle or his legal representatives. 6 April 1860. /s/ William H. Spidle. Ack. 6 April 1860 before W.J. Watson, Clerk of Lewis Co. Court. Filed for record April 6, 1860. (FHL film 1,015,174)
Lewis Co. MO Deeds (have jpg images; SLC 6/5/2015)
U-280/281: John Duncan and Emily Duncan his wife of Boone Co. KY for $400 paid by Joseph W. Duncan of Lewis Co. MO, sell to said Joseph W. Duncan, Lot No.8, 9 and 10 in Block No.1 in Dinkers Addition to the town of Monticello in Lewis Co. MO, and said Duncan and wife covenanting with said Joseph W. Duncan to warrant the said. 12 Oct. 1860. /s/ John Duncan, Emily Duncan. Ack. in Boone Co. KY 12 Oct. 1860 before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Boone Co., John Duncan and Emily Duncan his wife, and Emily Duncan relinquished her right of dower, /s/ M. Hamilton, Clk., Burlington, 12 Oct. 1860. Filed for record Feb. 12, 1861 (in Lewis Co. MO) (FHL film 1,015,175; have jpg image)
U-281/282: Joseph W. Duncan and Martha E. Duncan his wife of Lewis Co. MO for $400 paid by Richard West of same county and state, sell to said Richard West our interest in Lots No. 8, 9, & 10, in Block No.1 in Dinkers Addition to the town of Monticello in Lewis Co. MO, warrant title. 12 Feb. 1861. /s/ Joseph W. Duncan, Martha E. Duncan. Ack. 12 Feb. 1861 before Charles R. Magee, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lewis Co., by Joseph W. Duncan and Martha E. Duncan, his wife, and Martha E. Duncan relinquished her right of dower, /s/ C.R. Magee, Clerk, by W.F. Staples, D.C. Filed for record Feb. 12, 1861. (FHL film 1,015,175; have jpg image)
U-283: Richard West and Margarett E. West his wife of Lewis Co. MO for $200 paid by Joseph W. Duncan, sell to said Joseph W. Duncan real estate, SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.61N Range 8W in Lewis Co. MO, with appurtenances belonging, 12 Feb. 1861. /s/ Richard West, Margaret West. Ack. 12 Feb. 1861 before Charles R. Magee, Clerk of Circuit Court, by Richard West and Margarett E. West his wife, who relinquished her right of dower, /s/ C.R. Magee, Clerk, by W.F. Staples?, D.C. Filed for record Feby. 12, 1861. (FHL film 1,015,175; have jpg image)
U-459/460: William Duncan of Lewis Co. did on or about 10 Aug. 1817 departed this life leaving as his children and heirs at law, Mary C. Duncan (who afterwards intermarried with one certain Joseph H. Bland), Collin Duncan, Martha and E. Meekley Duncan, as his children, and Rhoda Duncan as his widow, and whereas also William Duncan deceased died intestate seized in fee simple of land, the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.23 and E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.23, and W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.23, also 16 & 50/100 acres off the north and off the east half of SW 1/4 and W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.23, and W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.14, all in Twp.62N Range 6W, containing 296-1/2 acres more or less, in Lewis Co. MO, and whereas the said Mary C. Bland and her husband Josephson H. Bland are entitled by law of descent to an equal share with the other heirs of said William Duncan, decd, of afsd lands, now the said Joseph H. Bland and Mary Bland his wife for $2450 paid by said Collin Duncan, have sold to said Collin Duncan our right to the described lands, except so much of the interest of said Josephus H. Bland and Mary C. Bland his wife in said land as is now embodied in the dower share of said widow of said William Duncan decd, which interest shall still be and remain in the said Josephus H. Bland and Mary C. Bland his wife or their heirs, to hold the afsd interest to said Collin Duncan, his heirs & assigns forever, together with all rights, and appurtenances belonging, and said Josephus H. Bland and Mary C. Bland his wife covenanting with said Collin Duncan that this interest is free from incumbrances ... and warrant title. (blank day and month) 1861. /s/ Josephus H. Bland, Mary C. Bland. Ack. 22 April 1861 before Joseph Fugson?, J.P. of Dickerson Twp, Lewis Co., by Josephus H. Bland and Mary C. Bland, his wife, and Mary C. Bland relinquished her right of dower. Filed for record April 22, 1861. (FHL film 1,015,175; have jpg image)
Deed records v. 2-3 1867-1868 (FHL film 1,015,179)
2-42/43: 14 Oct. 1865, Elisha Y. Cowgill and Josephine Cowgill his wife, Josephus Bland and Catharine Bland his wife, and Elizabeth Duncan, being all the living heirs of Isaac Bland decd, to James M. Sutton, all of Lewis Co. MO, for $1 paid, quit claim their interest in real estate in Lewis Co. MO, the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.16 Twp.62 Range 6W, with appurtenances. /s/ E.Y. Cowgill, Joanna L? Cowgill, J.H. Bland, Mary C. Bland, Lizzie Duncan. Ack. 24 Oct. 1865 by Elisha G. Cowgil and Josephine Cowgill his wife, Josephus Bland and Catherine Bland his wife and Elizabeth Duncan before George Ellison, Notary Public, Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record June 19, 1867. (FHL film 1,015,179; have jpg image)
Deed records v. 4-5 1868-1869 (FHL film 1,015,180)
4-31/32: Mattie E. Duncan, widow of Joseph W. Duncan decd. late of Lewis Co. MO, for $100 paid by F.L. Marchand of Lewis Co. MO, release and quitclaim to said F.L. Marchand the dower interest I have as the widow of said Joseph W. Duncan to real estate in Lewis Co. MO, commencing at NW corner of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.61 Range 7W, then E 252 links on the section line to the NW corner of Milton Millions lot of 2-1/2 acres of land adj. town of Monticello now owned by J.H. McHolm, then south 155 links, then west 252 links, then north 137 links to the beginning ... 10 June 1867, /s/ Mattie E. Duncan. Ack. before N.D. Starr, Clerk. Filed for record May 1, 1868. (FHL film 1,015,180; have jpg image)
4-35/36: Whereas the County Court of Lewis Co. MO by its order of sale made at August term 1866 ordered John Shanks? late Public Administrator of Lewis Co. MO in charge of the estate of Joseph W. Duncan decd. to sell the real estate in said order, on 18 Oct. 1866 sold at private sale, first having been appraised by J.D. Million, John H. Leeper and Norman B. Mack, by certificate of appraisement, Francis L. Marchand became purchaser for $500, at Oct. 1866 term of Lewis Co. Court, I made my report ... which was approved, and the said sale is therefore binding; now for $500 paid by Francis L. Marchand of Lewis Co. MO, I, John Shanks admin. of estate of Joseph W. Duncan decd, sell to said Francis L. Marchand the interest of said Joseph W. Duncan decd. to the land commencing at NW corner of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.61 Range 7W, then E 252 links on the Section line to the NW corner of Milton Million's lot of 2-1/2 acres of land adj. town of Monticello now owned by J.H. McHolm, then south 155 links, then west 252 links, then north 137 links to the beginning, in Lewis Co. MO. 27 May 1867, /s/ John Shanks, Admr. of estate of J.W. Duncan. Ack. 12 June 1867 before N.D. Starr, Clerk of County Court of Lewis Co. Filed for record May 1, 1868.
"Reports of cases determined in the Supreme Court of the state of Missouri from July 1848 to October 1849" by Louis Houck, Consellor at law, Vol.XII, pgs.67 to 71; ("Missouri Reports") Vol.12, pgs.106 to 112 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 1/2004)
RALPH SMITH et al. v. ISAAC, WILLIAM et al. (of color.); Supreme Court of Missouri, 12 Mo. 106; July, 1848, Decided.
Appeal from Marion Circuit Court. (MAD: Counsel's arguments omitted here)
(opinion) NAPTON, J. This was a bill to set aside a conveyance alleged to have been made fraudulently. The facts upon which it was based, were these: By the will of Jacob Myers, executed in 1834, his slaves, William, Isaac, Jack, and ten others were liberated, and made the devisees of all his lands, except his town lots in Tully, and forty acres in the northeast quarter of section 26, township 62, range 6. These last were devised to his nephew, Robert M. Easton, and the said Easton and William Duncan (who was son-in-law of Easton) were made trustees for the negroes. This will provided, that in case Jack, one of the liberated slaves, should wish to sell the lands and remove to other lands, the trustees should sell, and with the proceeds purchase other lands for the negroes, where Jack might prefer to live. The real-estate bequeathed, consisted of about 464 acres of land, lying in the bottom of the river Mississippi, adjoining the town of Tully. On the 3rd of August, 1836, Jack signed a written paper, which stated that he (Jack) had made arrangements with Thomas Gray for the sale of the estate devised by Myers to his negroes, and desired the trustees to convey to said Gray. On the 3rd of September, 1836, Easton and Duncan conveyed to Gray for the consideration $1,900. Within a week after this conveyance, it was agreed between Gray and Duncan, that the former should convey to the latter, upon the consideration of $2,600; but afterwards, and on the 4th of October, 1836, at the request of Duncan, the conveyance was made to Easton, who thereupon paid the seven hundred dollars (the advance in the sale from Gray) to Gray. Easton took possession, made improvements upon the land, and continued in possession up to the filing of the bill, excepting about 28 acres, which he sold to White, one of the defendants.
In October, 1840, this bill was filed. Six of the negroes, beneficiaries under the will of Myers, are the complainants, making the trustees, Duncan and Easton, and White, the purchaser of 28 acres, and the seven runaway negroes, including Jack, defendants. The bill charges that the conveyances from the trustees to Gray, and from Gray to Easton, were fraudulent, and the result of a preconcerted arrangement; that the land was sold for less than half its value, and that Jack's signature to the written paper, requesting the trustees to sell, was procured by imposition upon his ignorance or imbecility.
The answer of Jack details the particulars of the transaction so far as he was concerned, and intimates that he was under duress, or misled and deceived, in signing the paper addressed to the trustees. He insists on the fraud, and makes his answer a cross-bill. The answer of the other negroes, defendants, admit the charges of the bill, and pray relief.
Easton's answer denies all fraud, and relies chiefly upon the written order of Jack, who, he seems to think, was authorized by the will to control him as trustee. Duncan's answer is substantially the same with Easton's. White answered and insisted that he was a bona fide purchaser, for valuable consideration, without notice.
At the June term, 1844, of the Circuit Court of Lewis county, the death of Easton was suggested, and a bill of revivor filed against his heirs. The heirs filed their answer, adopting that of their ancestor, Easton. Replications were filed.
At the hearing, the material evidence was in substance this: Munday, a witness for the complainants, was acquainted with all the parties, and proved the signature of Jack to the paper heretofore alluded to, upon which the parties relied for authority to sell. He had a conversation with Easton shortly after Easton had purchased, which he thus details: "Easton, I am afraid you have got into difficulty about that land, and you and your children will be lawing about it." Easton thought not. "You ought to help the old woman, Sally, who is sick and destitute," &c. Easton replied that Myers did wrong in giving the property to the negroes, and "damn them, I intend to cheat them out of everything they have." This witness also heard Gray about the time of his purchase, say that he was not going to settle on the land, that he had bought on speculation, and had nearly completed an arrangement, by which he would make six or seven hundred dollars. Gray did not explain with whom this arrangement was made, but from the laugh of Gray at the time of the remark, the witness understood him to mean Duncan.
Several witnesses testified as to the value of the land in 1836. They varied in their estimates from eight to twenty dollars per acre. It appeared that land of like quality and in the same vicinity had brought as high as twenty-five dollars per acre. One witness had offered Jack $2,300 in cash for the land, but Jack, upon consultation with Easton, had declined selling. Easton's improvements consisted of a barn, smoke-house, fencing, horse mill, and distillery, which cost him about $2,130, but were worth at the trial only $930. Easton added sixty or seventy acres to the inclosed land, and cultivated about one hundred and thirty acres -- seventy acres of which had been inclosed and in cultivation before he took possession. The average rent for this land was $1.00 or $1.25 per acre.
At the March term, 1847, of the Marion Circuit Court, to which court the cause had been previously removed, a final decree was rendered. All questions as to proper parties, their appearance and mode of defense, were raised, and by consent a decree was entered on the merits. The court pronounced the sales of Duncan and Easton fraudulent and void, and declared the land still subject to the trust, excepting the twenty-eight acres which had been conveyed to White. The bill was dismissed as to White, and his title declared valid. The court further decreed that the complainants recover $398.66 from the estate of Easton, that being the purchase-money with interest of the land sold to White. The further sum of $1,398 was also given for the rents and profits. The court directed new trustees to carry into execution the will of Myers, in relation to the trust lands.
The general principles by which the conduct of trustees ought to be regulated are highly equitable, and obviously based upon sound sense, ordinary prudence and good faith. The general rule is, that a party cannot purchase on his own account that which his duty or trust requires him to sell on account of another. He cannot be both buyer and seller. Nor can he do indirectly what the law prohibits him from doing directly. A purchase per interpositam personam, by a trustee or agent, of the particular property of which he has the sale, carries fraud on its face.
It is unnecessary to examine the subject further here; the application of general principles alone will be sufficient to settle the merits of this controversy. The admitted facts of this case, aside from the testimony of any witness, are such as to carry conviction of some gross unfairness, unless satisfactorily accounted for by the trustees. The sale of this valuable tract of land, apparently without any notice, and certainly without any effort to invite competition, upon the bare request of the cestui que trusts, against the consequences of whose ignorance and improvidence these trustees were expressly appointed the protectors; the gross inadequacy of the price being clearly less than one-half and probably less than one-third of the amount which a sale at auction upon the usual credit would have commanded; the absence of all the customary precautions to secure the purchase-money, no notes or money being taken, nor any security required from the vendee; the subsequent transfer from this vendee to one of the trustees, within a week after the sale, and at an advance of seven hundred dollars, and the second transfer immediately thereafter to the principal acting trustee, are circumstances carrying on their face such palpable marks of fraud and bad faith, that nothing short of the most clear and satisfactory explanations could account for. But the trustees make no attempt at explanation. Their answers contain general denials of fraud, and their sole reliance for a justification of their conduct is in the paper writing signed by Jack. They would have us believe that they were mere instruments of Jack, subject to his absolute control, and bound by the will of Myers to obey his dictates, however unreasonable. If the trustees really entertained such an opinion, it was a remarkable instance of fatuity. The testator seems to have been aware of the helpless condition of that class of individuals to whom he was extending his bounty; he knew that their ignorance and proverbial improvidence, together with their degraded condition in society, subjected them to imposition from such of their superiors in condition and intelligence as had sufficient knavery to take advantage of their situation. He, therefore, interposed agents, or trustees, to protect them against their own imbecility, as well as against the knavery of others. It is true, that he left to these freedmen, or to one of the most intelligent of their number, the right of selecting their place of residence -- of continuing to occupy the lands bequeathed to them, or of selling and investing the proceeds in other lands. But further than this, the trustees were not restricted. The time, mode and terms of sale were left to their discretion; nothing was said in the will in relation to these matters, but they were left to be governed by those principles of common honesty which would teach them that they were to exercise ordinary prudence, and take such steps as, without accident, would secure a fair price for the land. The idea that the mere directions of Jack were sufficient to compel them to take an inadequate price, or to sell to an irresponsible buyer, or to sell for cash when a credit sale would be most advantageous, or to sell without notice, privately, to any person whom Jack might designate, receives no countenance from any provision of the will. Such an interpretation would not be likely to suggest itself to any mind imbued with ordinary sagacity, unless where the "wish was father to the thought."
Without reverting to the details of the bill of exceptions, it will be seen from the general sketch of the evidence which we have given in the statement, that its tendency is rather to confirm the suspicions arising from the intrinsic character of the transaction, than to exculpate the trustees. It is therefore unnecessary that we should make any particular comments on the testimony. Nor do we deem it necessary to express any opinion upon the alleged contradiction in the answers of the trustees, or upon the weight to which Jack's answer is entitled. A minute investigation of these points would only lead to a confirmation of the opinion already entertained of the merits of the decree.
There are some particulars, however, in which we think the decree erroneous. One of these is probably an inadvertence in drawing up the decree. The forty acres of land devised to Easton, is embraced in the descriptive list given in the decree of the lands devised to the negroes. Although this mistake might not prove fatal to the title of Easton's heirs, it being the obvious intent of the decree only to pass the title of the lands devised to the negroes, it is better that the decree be corrected in this respect.
The decree for $1,398 for rents and profits against Easton's estate, we also think erroneous. The evidence shows that Easton added about seventy acres to the farm. Whether this was timbered or prairie land, is not stated. If the former, the expense of clearing and fencing it must greatly exceed the amount of the annual rents for ten years; if prairie land, the expense of breaking and fencing ought to set-off its estimated rent. The other improvements are estimated by a witness at $1,800 or $1,900. Their present value is supposed by the same witness to be something less than a thousand dollars. Now the annual rent of the land may be set down at an average of $1.25 per acre, which would make the total rent of the seventy acres (in cultivation when Easton bought) about $875. Equity does not require that any penalty should be visited upon Easton's heirs for the improper conduct of their ancestor, but that a fair and equitable pecuniary compensation should be decreed to the complainants for actual losses. This is effected, in our opinion, by the decree for the land and the purchase-money and interest of the twenty-eight acres sold to White. The improvements should be allowed a set-off against the rents and profits. As it will be necessary to appoint trustees to carry into execution the will, in respect to the trust property, we shall remand the case, in order that the decree may be amended in the particulars suggested. The other Judges concurring the decree of the Circuit Court is reversed, and the cause remanded.
Marion Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/21/2014; have JPG images)
D-128/129: 7 Jan. 1834, Obadiah Dickerson and Sally his wife of Marion Co. MO and William Duncan and Rody his wife of Lewis Co. MO to Samuel Morton of Marion Co. MO, for $10 paid by Samuel Morton, sell lot of ground or parcel of land in Marion Co. MO beginning 60 feet due south of SE corner of Block 36 in town of Palmyra, then due west 66 feet, then due south 127 feet, then due east 66 feet, then north to the beginning, with advantages belonging, warrant title. /s/ Obadiah Dickerson, Sally Dickerson, William Duncan, Rhoda Duncan. Ack. 7 Jan. 1833 by Obadiah Dickerson and Sally his wife before Theodore Jones, Clerk of Marion Co. Circuit Court. Ack. 31 Dec. 1835 by Wm. Duncan and Rhoda Duncan his wife before Robert Sinclair, J.P., Lewis Co. MO. Filed for record 8 Feb. 1836. (FHL film 978,467)
K-189/190: 25 Oct. 1844, David C. Tuttle and Martha Bell his wife of Marion Co. MO to Eliza Shannon of Texas, Julia McFarland of Ralls Co. MO, Martha Smith, Rhoda Duncan, Walton Easton and Harvey P. Easton of Lewis Co. MO, for $16.12 paid, quit claim real estate, the NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.58 Range 5W, NW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.58 Range 5W and E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.59 Range 5W. /s/ David C. Tuttle, Martha B. Tuttle. Ack. 25 Oct. 1844 before Thomas E. Hatcher, Clerk of Marion Co. Court, by David C. Tuttle and Martha B. his wife. /s/ Thos. E. Hatcher, Clerk, by deputy W.S. Hatcher. Filed for record Oct. 25, 1844. (FHL film 978,471)
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, Chauncey D.; B 21 MO Inf.; 1890 Aug. 11, Invalid Appl. #867007, Cert. #695277, MO. (MAD: 1850 Lewis Co. MO census; 1860 Schuyler Co. MO census; indexed 1870 Adair Co. MO census)
1887 "History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Cos. MO" by Goodspeed (FHL book 977.83 H2h and film 924,634; also from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983)
Biographical Appendix, Lewis Co.: Pg.711-2: John T. Bayne was born near Canton, MO, Feb. 26, 1840, son of Thomas and Letty (Marshall) Bayne, natives of Nelson Co. KY and Maryland, near Washington, respectively. The father came to a farm near Canton in 1835 and in 1847 moved to that city, but the following year located at the present residence of T.W. Bayne. He ... d. May 30, 1878, and in Sept. the mother followed him. Their children are Sarah G., wife of Rev. J. Penn; Richard W., of CA; Mary A., wife of L.C. Bevans; Joseph P.; Susan M., wife of F.G. Browning of CA, and John T. Our subject secured a fair education, and July 24, 1862, he married Martha, the dau. of William Duncan, a deceased pioneer of this county. Her mother, Rhoda, was the dau. of Robert Easton. Since his marriage our subject has been successfully engaged at his present home in farming and stock dealing. His estate consists of 130 acres ... His children are Thomas W. and Walter C., Democrat; his wife is member of Baptist Church; subject is one of oldest members of the family bearing his name, and his present home was the place of his birth. (MAD: Biographical appendix duplicates some paging from regular pages) (MAD: William Duncan mar. Rhoda Easton 11/24/1831 Marion Co. MO)
Pg.736-7: Lewis Co. J.W. Duncan (deceased) was born in Boone Co. KY in 1833. He is the son of Hon. John Duncan, of Scotch origin, and a native of the same State. Our subject was educated at Georgetown College, and in 1853 began reading law under Senator J. Green. He returned to his native State afterward, and finished his studies at the Louisville law school. He then went to what is now Des Moines, Iowa, where he was admitted, and practiced about a year. During this time he married Mattie E., a daughter of Robert and Eliza (Price) Morris, natives of KY, and of Scotch and German descent, respectively. Her father ... died in 1858, a member of the Presbyterian Church, while her mother is still living. Before the war our subject practiced law in Alexandria and Monticello. In 1861 he entered service in the Confederate Army, fell ill in Arkansas, and died in 1864. Their children were Joseph, deceased; Selden, a bank cashier, in Compass, TX; J.L., druggust, of Denison, TX; and Zeta, the wife of Harry Barkelew. Our subject's widow owns a small farm, where her nephew and his wife live with her. (MAD: Joseph W., son of John & Emily Early; see Scott Co. KY)
Some early Duncans in Lewis Co. MO:
John A. Dunkun, 5 March 1854, mar. Marthy Ann Bourn.
Wm. A. Duncan, 16 Jan. 1861, mar. Nancy Caroline Broy.
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Duncan, 28 Aug. 1862, mar. James W. Chinchen.
Martha Duncan, 24 July 1862, mar. John T. Bane.
Census search for John N. Boler of Clark Co. MO who mar. Mrs. Rhoda Duncan on 15 March 1857 in Lewis Co. MO (pg.77, Vol.4, 9/1977, "MO Miscellany" (FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)
1860 MO census index: no John Boler or Boles etc. in Lewis Co. MO
1860 Henry Co. MO census
Pg.821, John A. Boales 22 NC, Mary E. 20 MO; Osage Twp
1860 Cooper Co. MO census
Pg.482, John H. Boller 59 Nassau, Annette 54 Nassau, & fam.; Boonville Twp
1860 Clark Co. MO census, Sweet Home
Pg.628, John V.H. Boler 34 NY, Mary J. 32 PA, children
1860 McLean Co. IL census
Pg.479, John Boler 36 PA, Mary 32 OH, children; Lexington Twp
1860 Grayson Co. TX census
Pg.194, John Boler 25 MO, Ellen 23 MO, no ch., not m/in/year; Sherman PO
none indexed by Fam.Archives CD-ROM 1860 AR, CA, IA (did not check variant Boles, Bolen, etc.)
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