Duncan research files of
1830 Madison Co. MO Census Pg.348 Allen Duncan 1210,01 - 1001,01 1840 Madison Co. MO Census (pg.50 also from Charles L. Duncan) Pg. 50 Sarah Ann Duncan 0012,1010,1 - 211 Rev. Pensioner: William Boren, age 75 Oct. 15 (MAD: no older female in household)
1850 Madison Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982, and pg.244 also from Charles L. Duncan)
Pg.231, #507, Eli DUNCAN 48 KY farmer $0
Rebeca 45 MO
Adam I. 25 MO
Jasper M. VINCENT 18 TN
Cynthia A. 16 TN
(MAD: 1860 Reynolds Co. MO census)
Pg.244, #698, Sarah A. DUNCAN 53 SC farmer $1,000
Uriah 33 KY farmer $0
Rice DUNKIN 26 MO farmer $0
Julia A. 21, Mary A. 19 MO
Eliza A. 15, Martha A. 13 MO
Cordelia 5, Ellen B. 3 MO
William BRIN 84 NC Rev. Sold.
(MAD: Sarah A. Borin, dau. of William Borin, the widow of Allen Duncan, son of Rice, grandson of Joseph, gr-grson of Marshall the Elder, mar. 1/8/1813 Warren Co. KY; Uriah Duncan in 1860 Texas Co. MO census; Cordelia & Ellen were children of Allen & Sarah's son Rice Duncan who mar. Hannah Burcham 2/28/1845, 1860 Iron Co. MO census)
Pg.257, #871, John B. DUNCAN 22 PA student in boarding school
1860 Madison Co. MO Census (also from Charles L. Duncan 4/1995; pg.453 also from Audrey Miller 3/1989)
Pg.358, #21-21, James DUNCAN 37 TN farmer $2000-$2000
Elizabeth 32 MO wife
Charles NOELL 14 MO
Frances (f) 12 MO
John A?. DUNCAN 8 MO
Eliza J. 5, James 3 MO
Thomas P. 1 MO
Eli CASLOTT 21 VA farmhand
(MAD: Elizabeth Duncan 3/30/1826 - 6/2/1895, d/o Joseph Parkin, mar. Edward G. Noell 2/26/1846 and James S. Duncan 8/2/1854, bur. Fredericktown, from pg.52 Vol.I and pg.78 Vol.II, "Cemeteries of Madison Co. MO & Surrounding Cos" by Historic Madison Co. MO, FHL book 977.891 V3m, from Charles L. Duncan 5/1995; ?? one James S. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Ham 6/11/1846 St.Francois Co. MO, 1850 St.Francois Co. MO census)
Pg.453, #634-634, Johnathan M. DUNCAN 27 TN farmer $0-$250
Mary J. 26 TN domestic
James F. 4, Johnathan M. 3 MO
(MAD: Mary J.'s surname "Campbell" crossed out, "DUNCAN" written above; each member of household has surname listed instead of "do" or ditto marks; no military record for Jonathan Marion Duncan per Audrey Miller; Jonathan M. Duncan mar. Mary J. Campbell 2/20/1855, C-88)
Pg.453, #635-635, Benjamin R. DUNCAN 20 TN farmer $0-$100
Amanda A. 16 TN domestic, mar/in/year
(MAD: Amanda's age 26 or 16, written over)
Pg.453, #636-636, Lucretia DUNCAN (f) 70 NC farmer $0-$200
Robert H. DUNCAN 23 TN
Thomas J. HART 16 MO
(MAD: 1850 Crittenden Co. AR census; ? 1840 Campbell Co. TN census)
1870 Madison Co. MO Census (also from Charles L. Duncan 4/1995)
Castor Twp., 6/22/1870
Pg.300, #8-8, DUNCAN, Elizabeth 41 VA keeping house $1000-$100
Eliza 15, Thomas 12 MO at school
Joseph P. 10 MO at school
Elizabeth 5 MO
NOELL, Chas. P. 24 MO farmer $1000-$800
Fredericktown in St. Michael Twp.
Pg.342, #24-24, DUNCAN, Robert 54 PA cooper $0-$150
Elizabeth 45 KY keep house
GILLILAND, Sallie 25 MO keep house
DUNCAN, Susan 18 MO
Elizabeth 15, Robert 14 MO
Emma 12, John 9, Benjamin L. 7 MO
GILLILAND, Sarah 6 MO
(MAD: 1850 Marion Co. MO census; 1860 Pike Co. MO census; 1880 Cooke Co. TX census)
Twelve Mile Twp.
Pg.372, #73-74, DUNCAN, R.A. (m) 47 MO farm laborer $0-$0
Rebecca E. 40 TN keeping house
James M. 16, Joseph D. 15 MO farm laborers
Wm. B. 8, Susan C. 5, Eliza A. 3 MO
(MAD: Rice A. Duncan, 1860 Iron Co. MO census; Rice Allen Duncan 7/1/1824 - 9/16/1894, mar. Rebecca King 1/23/1853, bur. Brewington Cemetery, from pg.58 Vol.I "Cemeteries of Madison Co. MO & Surrounding Cos" by Historic Madison Co. MO, FHL book 977.891 V3m, from Charles L. Duncan 5/1995)
1880 Madison Co. MO Census (pg.9A also from Audrey Miller 3/1989 and Charlie Dalton 8/2002 with corrections)
St.Michael, pg.10, SD 2, ED 57
Pg.5B, #99-99, DUNCAN, Mandy (f) 35 MO wife mar. keeping house MO MO
Ema 12 MO dau. MO MO
Mary 6 MO dau. MO MO
Benn. F. 4 MO son (blank single/mar) MO MO
(MAD: no husband in the household nor Duncan in the previous household)
St.Michael, pg.17, SD 2, ED 57
Pg.9A, #158-158, DUNCAN, J.M. (f) 46 TN widow (blank occ.) VA TN
Marian J. (m) 23 MO son (blank occ.) MO TN
Jefferson 19 MO son (blank occ.) MO TN
Mary Elisab. 11 MO dau. MO TN
WALLEE, J.M. (m) 25 MO boarder (blank occ.) MO MO
(Charlie Dalton note 8/2002: Jack M. WALLER 25 MO boarder; "Cemeteries of Madison Co. [MO]" Vol.1 pg.52, Fredericktown's First Town Cemetery: Duncan, Mary E. Died 26 Sept. 1890 Age 22 yrs. d/o James M. & M.J.; Audrey Miller note 3/1989: record of burial, City Cemetery, Fredericktown, MO, Sept. 26, 1890, age 22, dau. of J.M. & M.J.)
St.Michael, pg.18, SD 2, ED 57
Pg.9B, #169-169, DUNCAN, Jime (m) 58 TN mar. farmer TN TN
Nancy Jane 56 KY wife keeping house KY KY
DALTON, Nancy 19 MO "adoptd daugh" single (blank occ) MO MO
RICE, James T. 7 MO grdch MO MO
Henry 2 MO grdch MO MO
DUNCAN, John 24 MO divorced (blank occ.) MO MO
St.Michael, pg.20, SD 2, ED 57
Pg.10D, #184-184, DUNCAN, Frank 23 MO mar. farmer TN TN, mar/in/census/year
Elisabeth 21 MO wife keeping house MO MO, mar/in/cen/yr
Lidi M. (f) 3/12 MO dau. born in month "3" MO MO
Castor, pg.18, SD 2, ED 60
Pg.51B, #172-183, DUNCAN, Elizabeth 54 MO widow keeping house ENG ENG
James 23 MO son single works on farm TN MO
Thomas 21 MO son single works on farm TN MO
Joseph 17 MO son TN MO
Elizabeth 15 MO dau. TN MO
Anna 11 MO dau. TN MO
Marriage Records, Madison Co. MO (from William Smallen to Charles L. Duncan to MAD 5/1995, MAD's extracts)
Book C, pg.88, Madison Co. MO, this is to certify that on 20 Feb. 1855 I solomnized the marriage between Jonathan M. Duncan and Mary J. Campbell, both of said county of Madison; 23 Feb. 1855, Edward Evans, Probate Judge, Madison Co. MO, filed & recorded Feb. 23, 1855.
Book D?, pg.55: I hereby certify that I solemnized the rights of matrimony between Benjamin Ray Duncan and Amanda Angeline Lewis on the 27th day of May A.D. 1860, both of Madison County Missouri. ... May 28, 1860, /s/ Amos Lunsford, Justice of the Peace; filed for record Aug. 28, duly recorded. (from Charles L. Duncan 4/1995, MAD's extract)
Book E, pg.83, Madison Co. MO, This is to certify that on 3 July 1879, James Franklin Duncan and Elizabeth Watts were by me united in marriage ... at St. Michael Township, Madison Co. MO; /s/ C.F. Goin, Justice of the Peace; filed for record July 14, 1879, W.J. Collier, Recorder.
Book F, pg.9, Marriage License, Madison Co. MO, to Frank Duncan of Madison Co. MO over age 21, and Miss Elizabeth Williams of Madison Co. MO, over age of 18, issued at Fredericktown, 24 Sept. 1881, by J.P. Gabriel, Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder; married 25 Sept. 1884 by John O. Williams, a minister of the M.E. Church South, at the residence of A. Shaw; Certificate of marriage filed for record 21 Oct. 1881.
Madison Co. MO Estate Papers (from Donald W. Duncan 12/1990, MAD's extract)
Estate of Allen Duncan, decd. On 31 Aug. 1840, appeared Mrs. Sarah Ann Duncan and Uriah Duncan, and petitioned for letters of administration on the estate of Allen Duncan decd. late of said county; that Sarah Ann Duncan (widow), Uriah Duncan, Vianna who married Finis Mann residing in Ripley Co. MO, Joseph Duncan, Rice A. Duncan, Vincent Duncan, Julia Ann Duncan, Mary Ann Duncan, Eliza Ann Duncan, and Martha Ann Duncan, are the only heirs at law, all of whom reside in this county; that the deceased died without a will; that they will make an inventory and pay the debts. /s/ Sarah Ann (X) Duncan, Uriah Duncan.
Inventory of the estate included cash on hand $160; notes on H. Edison & C.C. Campbell; note on Benjamin Stacey; note on Josiah Duncan for $75 payable Janey 22nd 1840 debt and interest up to this date, cr. to be deducted $45.00, due $33.25; note on William Boren payable in a horse for $60.00, cr. on the same $30.00, balance due $30.00; book receipt on John Sinclair for one note on William Stamps ...; due bill on Anderson Farr payable Dec. 1838 ... (inventory apparently continues for several more pages).
Probate File, Madison Co. MO (from William Smallen to Charles L. Duncan to MAD 5/1995, MAD's extract)
Probate file of Sarah Ann Duncan: R.A. Duncan, Application, Letters, Probate Judge, Filed & approved June 30, 1854, Test. Edwd. Evans P.Judge.
Probate Court of Madison Co. in vacation, June 30, 1854. Personally appeared before me the undersigned Probate Judge for Madison Co. MO, Rice A. Duncan, made application for letters of administration on the estate of Sarah Ann Duncan decd, who says Uriah Duncan, Rice A. Duncan, Juliann Stearns, Mary Ann Graham & Eliza Ann Duncan children of said decd. all of whom reside in said Madison Co., and Sarah Ann Man, Perry Man, Allen D. Man and Mary Ann Man children of Finas Man & grandchildren of Sarah Ann Duncan decd who reside in Reynolds Co. MO, are the only heirs of said decd and that decd. died without a will and that the applicant will make a true inventory and administer the estate and pay the debts so far as the assets will extend and the law direct, and account for and pay all assets which shall come to his possession and knowledge. Sworn before Edwd. Evans, P. Judge.
Probate File, Madison Co. MO (from William Smallen to Charles L. Duncan to MAD 5/1995, MAD's extract)
Probate file of Elizabeth Duncan: Application of John H. Stevenson for Letters of Administration on Estate of Elizabeth Duncan Deceased, Probate Court, Madison Co., Jan. 20th 1896.
Application for Letters of Administration, Madison Co. MO, in the matter of estate of Elizabeth Duncan, decd; John H. Stevenson says that to the best of his knowledge and belief, the names of the heirs of said Elizabeth Duncan decd. and their places of residence are as follows: Charles P. Noell of Oklahoma, Frances Stevenson of Madison Co. MO, Eliza Turnbaugh nee Duncan of Madison Co. MO, James Duncan of Colorado, Ida Duncan minor child of Thos. Duncan decd. of Perry Co. MO, Joseph Duncan of "Galena" Co. KS, Elizabeth Tessereau? nee Duncan of Madison Co. MO; that said Elizabeth Duncan died without a will, he will make inventory ... /s/ J.H. Stevenson, 16 Jan. 1896, before N.B. Allen, Judge of Probate Court. (MAD: preprinted form uses "County of"; no Galena Co. KS, but a town of Galena in County of Cherokee in Kansas)
(2nd document) Administrator's Bond, of John H. Stevenson as principal and Joseph Duncan, Joseph Turnbaugh, Joseph Schutte, H. Otto Thost, Newton McCallum, and Alex. Nifong as securities (all signed), for $5,000, dated at Fredericktown, 20th Jan. 1896, for John H. Stevenson, who has been appointed administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Duncan; approved Feb. term 1896, by N.B. Allen, Judge of Probate. Filed 20 Jan. 1896, Recorded in Book C of Administrator's Bonds, Page 262.
(reverse of 2nd document) Oath, John H. Stevenson, administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Duncan, decd, says that Elizabeth Duncan died intestate and without leaving any will at Madison Co. A.D. 1896, leaving as "his" heirs Charles P. Noell, Frances Stevenson, Eliza Turnbaugh, James Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth Tesserow, Ida Duncan minor child of Thomas Duncan; that he will make an inventory ... 20 Jan. 1896, (signature of Judge of Probate blank).
Madison Co. MO, estate of John Arnett, Senr., 10 April 1840. (from Paul Reeves 1984; MAD's extract)
James Arnett applied for letters of administration and stated the only heirs of John Arnett Senr. were Mary Baird, Benjamin Arnett, Lucinda George, James Arnett, Elvira Britten of Newton Co. MO, and William Arnett, John Arnett, and Emily Mondy of Hempstead Co. ARK.
(MAD & Paul Reeves: John Arnett mar. Elizabeth Duncan 10/17/1795 Madison Co. KY; Elizabeth's age given on 1850 census as 79 VA, 1860 as 90 VA)
Madison Co. MO Abstract and index of deeds v.A-B 1819-1874 (SLC 5/10/2013)
Index to Deeds 1819-1864 (FHL film 914,900, item 1)
G-311: Duncan, Uriah to Fong?, Hiram N., Jan. 2, 1855, Jan. 2, 1855
G-410: Duncan, Rice & wife to McStevens, Henry et al, July 3, 1855, Sept. 20?, 1855
G-428: Duncan, Uriah et al to Cain, Isaac, May 7?, 1855, Oct. 18, 1855
G-449: Duncan, Uriah & wife to Stevens, Henry Mc et al, Mar. 16, 1855, Sept. 21?, 1855
G-486: Duncan, Uriah & wife to White, Luke S., Mar. 14, 1856, Mar. 20, 1856
I-7: Duncan?, Marion & wife to Campbell, James B., May 5, 1858, Dec. 10, 1860
B-198: Duncan? (Dancan?), Allen from Governor of Missouri, Apr. 19, 1823, May 25, 1823
C-491: Duncan, Allen from Crawford, Thompson, Feb. 8, 1838, May 17, 1838
F-346: Duncan, Adam J. from Carnahan, James & wife, Oct. 11, 1850, Nov. 4, 1850
F-441: Duncan, Uriah from Boren, Williams, June 3, 1851, June 16, 1851
G-78: Duncan, Uriah & Graham, Henry from Morris, Charles, Mar. 2, 1853, Apr. 25, 1853
G-79: Duncan & Morris Graham from Morris, Thomas & wife, Mar. 7, 1853, Apr. 25, 1853
G-80: Duncan & Graham from Morris, Thomas, Mar. 7, 1853, Apr. 25, 1853
G-151: Duncan, Uriah from Graham, Harvey? & wife, Dec. 18, 1853, Dec. 19, 1853
G-441: Duncan, Adam J. from O'Bannon, G.W., Sept. 27, 1855, Nov. 1, 1855
G-486: Duncan, Uriah from Edwards, J.F.T., Mar. 19, 1856, Mar. 20, 1856
G-524: Duncan, Elizabeth from Parkin, Thomas (admx), June 16, 1856, June 23, 1856
Madison Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/16/2014; have JPG images)
Deed records v. B-C, 1820-1839 (FHL film 914,903)
B-198: Alexander McNair, Governor of State of MO, the County Court of Madison Co. MO have apponted Allen Duncan a Justice of the Peace for Township of Twelve Mile in Madison Co., now I hereby commission the said Allen Duncan a Justice of the Peace for the township and county afsd, and empower him to discharge the duties of said office ... for 4 years unless sooner removed according to law. 19 April 1823, /s/ A. McNair. Allen Duncan appeared before John McArther, J.P. for Madison Co. MO, that he would support the constitution ... 26 May 1823. Filed for record 25 May 1823. (FHL film 914,903)
C-491/492: 8 Feb. 1838, Thompson Crawford and Sarah his wife of Madison Co. MO to Allen Duncan of afsd, for $300 paid, sell our interest to parcel of land containing 600 arapents on the waters of St. Francis in Madison Co. MO, being the settlement or headright of James Crawford and reported for confirmation by the late Board of Commissioners under the act of congress entitled "An act for the final adjustment of private land claims in MO" and confirmed by act of Congress approved 4 July 1836 ... and is the same tract of land conveyed to said Thompson Crawford by James Crawford by deed 11 April 1837 and now remaining of record in Madison Co. MO Book C pages 394 & 395, with privileges and advantages, warrant title. /s/ Thompson Crawford, Sarah (X) Crawford. Wit. Wm. M. Newberry. Ack. 8 Feb. 1838 before William M. Newberry, Clerk of Circuit Court. Filed for record 17 May 1838, and recorded July 17, 1838. (FHL film 914,903)
Deed records v. E-F, 1842-1952 (FHL film 914,905)
F-346/347: 11 Oct. 1850, James Carnahan and Martha his wife to Adam J. Duncan, both of Madison Co. MO, for $250 paid, sell parcel or tract of land in Madison Co., S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E containing 20 acres, the south part of said entry, warrant title. /s/ James (X) Carnahan, Martha (X) Carnahan. Ack. before John B. O'Bannen, J.P. of Madison Co. MO, 10 Oct. 1850. Filed for record Nov. 4, 1850, recorded Dec. 28, 1850. (FHL film 914,905)
F-441: 3 June 1851, William Boren of Madison Co. MO to Uriah Duncan of the state of MO and county of Madison, for $450 paid, sell parcel of land, 150 acres of land in confirmation 861 Twp.31 Range 5 and ?? beg. at NE corner of said claim and running west so as to take 150 acres and is a part of the tract of land that was conveyed to said Boren by deed in 1820 by James and Sally Dodson? and bounded on the east by the land of Demsey Odem running to the St. Frances River, warrant title. /s/ W. Boren. Ack. 7 June 1851 before William W. Hammock, J.P., Madison Co. MO. Filed for record June 16, 1851, and recorded June 20, 1851. (FHL film 914,905)
Deed records v. G, 1852-1857 (FHL film 914,906)
G-78/79: 2 March 1853, Charles Morris of Madison Co. MO to Uriah Duncan and Harvey? (Henry?) Graham of Madison Co. MO, for $50 paid, sell parcel of land, undivided 4th part of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec.9 Twp.31N Range 6E, warrant title. /s/ Charles Morris. Ack. 7 March 1853 before William Ranold??, J.P., filed for record April 25, 1853, recorded 17 May 1853. (FHL film 914,906)
G-79/80: 7 March 1853, Thomas Morris and Sarah Ann his wife of Madison Co. MO to Uriah Duncan and Harvey Graham of Madison Co. MO, for $50 paid, sell parcel of land, the undivided 1/4 part of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.31N Range 6E in tract of land subject to entry at Jackson, MO, warrant title. /s/ Thomas Morris, Sara Ann (X) Morris. Ack. 13 March 1853 before John Rice, J.P. Filed for record April 25, 1853, recorded May 17, 1853. (FHL film 914,906)
G-80/81: 7 March 1853, Thomas Morris and Sarah Ann Morris his wife of Madison Co. MO to Uriah Duncan and Harvey Graham of afsd, for $250 paid, sell lot or parcel of land, SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.31N Range 6E, with the Mill house and houses, barns, stables, ... warrant title. /s/ Thomas Morris, Sarah Ann (X) Morris. Ack. before John Reed, J.P., 7 March 1853. Filed for record April 25, 1853, recorded May 18, 1853. (FHL film 914,906)
G-151/152: 18 Dec. 1853, Harvey Graham and Mary Ann Graham his wife of Madison Co. MO to Uriah Duncan of afsd, for $225 paid, sell parcels of land, 1/2 the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.31N Range 6E containing 20 acres, also all our interest in the SW 1/4 of Sec.9 Twp.31N Range 6E, warrant title. /s/ Harvy Graham, Mary Ann Graham. Ack. 18 Dec. 1853 before A.N. Rathbone, J.P. Filed for record Dec. 19, 1853, recorded 28 Dec. 1853. (FHL film 914,906)
G-311/312: Uriah Duncan of Madison Co. MO to secure payment of money hereafter mentioned and for $1 paid by Hiram N. Fong, guardian of Missouri E.A. Bell?, sell to said Hiram N. Fong, guardian, the tract of land in Madison Co., 150 acres in confirmation 861, Twp.21N Ranges 5 and 6 East and is the same land conveyed by William Boren to me by deed June 3, 1831, recorded in Deed Book G in said Madison Co. pg.441, with appurtenances, provided that if said Uriah Duncan shall pay to said Hiram N. Fong $201.25 with interest before 2 Jan. 1856, then this deed and also a certain note bearing date even with this by said Uriah Duncan to said Hiram N. Fong guardian afsd for $201.25 shall be void, otherwise to remain in effect. 2 Jan. 1855. /s/ Uriah Duncan. Wit. J?. M. Fox. Ack. 2 Jan. 1855 before J.A. Guiguar?, J.P. Filed for record Jan. 2, 1855, recorded Jan. 18, 1855. (FHL film 914,906)
G-410: 3 July 1855, Rice A. Duncan and Rebecca E. Duncan his wife of Madison Co. MO to Henry McStevens, Harry Graham and Eliza Ann Duncan and the infant heirs of Vianna Duncan married to Fines Mann of state of MO, for $125 paid, sell parcel of land, known as the Boren and Duncan tract of land in conformation 961 Twp.91 Range 5 and 6E in Madison Co., warrant title. /s/ Rice A. Duncan, Rebecca E. (X) Duncan. Ack. 7 July 1855 before John Reed, J.P. Filed for record Sept. 4, 1855, recorded Oct. 6, 1855. (FHL film 914,906)
G-428: 31 May 1855, Uriah Duncan and Rebecca his wife, Rice A. Duncan and Rebecca E. his wife, Henry McStevens and Julia Ann his wife, Henry Graham and Mary Ann his wife, and Eliza A. Duncan of Madison Co. MO, to Isaac Cain of said county and state, for $30 paid, sell land in Madison Co. MO, West fractional part of W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.14 Twp.33N Range 7E and being the only portion of the James Crawford tract that was not floated? containing 24 acres more or less, with appurtenances, in fee simple, warrant title. /s/ Uriah Duncan, Rebecca M. Duncan, Rice A. Duncan, Rebecca S?. (E?.) (X) Duncan, Henry McStevens, Julia Ann Stevens, Harvey Graham, Mary Ann Graham. Ack. 13 Sept. 1855 before John? Reed??, J.P. Filed for record Oct. 18, 1855, recorded Oct. 24, 1855. (FHL film 914,906)
G-441: 27 Sept. 1855, George W. O'Bannon and Margaret E?.(S.?) O'Bannon his wife to Adam J. Duncan, both of Madison Co. MO, for $40 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. MO, S 1/2 NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E containing 20 acres, the south part of said ??, warrant title. /s/ G.W. O'Bannon, Margaret E?.(S.?) (X) O'Bannon. Ack. 30 Sept. 1855 before John H?. Reed?? J.P. Madison Co. MO. Filed for record Nov. 21, 1855, recorded Nov. 22, 1855. (FHL film 914,906)
G-449/450: 16 March 1855, Uriah Duncan and Rebecca M. Duncan wife of said Uriah Duncan of Madison Co. MO to Henry McStevens, Harvey Graham and Eliza A. Duncan of State of MO, county afsd, and the infant heirs of Vianna Duncan who entered with Finas Mann of Reynolds Co. MO, for $125 paid, sell, transfer and make over the parcel of land, N part of confirmation 861 Twp.21 Range 5 and 6 East, known as the Bore and Duncan tract and north of 150 acres now owned by the said Uriah Duncan, warrant title. /s/ Uriah Duncan, Rebeca M. Duncan. Ack. 17 March 1855 before John Reed, J.P. of Madison Co. MO. Filed for record Sept. 4, 1855, and recorded Dec. 25, 1855. (FHL film 914,906)
G-486: 19 March 1856, John F.T. Edwards and Maria J. Edwards his wife of Town of Arcadia Madison Co. MO, to Uriah Duncan of Madison Co. MO, for $1,000 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. MO, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.17, N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.18, and SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.7, Twp.35N Range 4W containing 200 acres, warrant title. /s/ John F.T. Edwards, Maria J. Edwards. Ack. 19 March 1856 before Theodore V?. Russell, J.P., Madison Co. MO. Filed for record 2 March 1856, recorded March 27, 1856. (FHL film 914,906)
G-486/487: 14 March 1856, Uriah Duncan and Rebecca his wife of Madison Co. MO to Luke S. White of afsd, for $1,000 paid, sell parcel of land, 150 acres in Confirmation 561, Twp.31 Range 5 and 6 East, beg. at NE corner of said claim, running with the line made by Robert M. Shannon and commencing with said line that was made by said Shannon in 1855 and is the same land that was deeded to said Duncan by William Borin in 1851, warrant title. /s/ Uriah Duncan, Rebecca Duncan. Ack. 14 March 1856 before John Reed, J.P., Madison Co. MO. Filed for record March 20, 1856, recorded March 27, 1856. (FHL film 914,906)
G-524/526: Estate of Edward G. Noell, decd., in the Probate Court of Madison Co. MO, Oct. term 1852. That at the Oct. term 1852 of Probate Court of Madison Co. MO, an order of sale of the real estate belonging to said decd. was made (at request of) Thomas Parkins, Admr, for payment of debts due by said estate, the legal steps were taken at Oct. term 1850 for sale, no objections, now ordered by court that Admin. proceed to sell all the interest said estate has to any real estate in Madison Co. MO, ... real estate having been advertised, was on 5 April 1852 sold at public sale to Elizabeth Noell, widow of said decd, now Elizabeth Duncan, the highest bidder for $61. Now Thomas Parkins, Admin, sell and convey to said Elizabeth Duncan late Elizabeth Noell all the interest that said decd. had in said real estate, 8? June 1856, /s/ Thomas Parkins, admin. of E.G. Noell decd. Probate Court, June term 1856, 2nd day of term and 3rd day of month, Thomas Parkins admin. of Edward G. Noell decd. ack. a deed to Elizabeth Duncan late Elizabeth Noell for certain lands in said deed, it is ordered by court that said ack. be certified on said deed in due form. Certified by Edward Evans, probate Judge, 16 June 1856. Filed and recorded June 23, 1856. (FHL film 914,906) (MAD: have copy pg.527-529, but not needed)
Deed records v. I, 1860-1864 (FHL film 914,908)
I-7/8: 5 May 1858, Marion Duncan and Mary J. Duncan his wife of Madison Co. MO to James B. Campbell of Madison Co. MO, for $70 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. MO, being the undivided part of S 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.16 Twp.33N Range 7E containing 65 acres more or less, the same land attained by the heirs of James D. Campbell decd. from Christopher C. Burdett & wife as per deed in Deed Book G pg.40 & 41, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Marion (X) Duncan, Mary Jane Duncan. Ack. before James C. Berryman, one of Justices of Madison Co. Court. Filed for record Dec. 10, 1860, and recorded Dec. 13, 1860. The foregoing deed was truly transcribed from Deed Book I as the same remains of record in said book, in my office, Thomas S. Holladay, Recorder. (FHL fillm 914,908)
Iron Co. MO Abstract & index to deeds v.1 1815-1870 (FHL film 914,415; SLC 5/9/2013)
Pg.553: Duncan, Adam J. & wife to Francis M. Williams, Sept. 1, 1857, Aug. 22, 1857, W.D., "trans. Mad. Co." [MAD: Madison Co.] pg.553, S 1/2 NE of S 1/2 NW NE 1/4 SE 1/4 frl 1/3? NE frl 1/4? Sec.6 T31 R4
Pg.267: Duncan, Adam J. from James Carnahan & wife, Nov. 4, 1850, Oct. 11, 1850, W.D., from Madison Co., S 1/2 NE 1/4 36-31-4E, 20 acres
Pg.464: Duncan, Adam J. from Geo. W. Obannon & wife, Nov. 21, 1855, Sept. 27, 1854?, W.D., from Madison Co., S 1/2 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 36-31-4E
Iron Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/14/2014; have JPG images)
Transcribed B-267/268: 11 Oct. 1850, James Carnahan and Martha his wife to Adam J. Duncan, both of Madison Co. MO, for $250 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co., S 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E containing 20 acres, the south part of said entry, warrant title. /s/ James (X) Carnahan, Martha (X) Carnahan. Ack. 11 Oct. 1850 before John B. O'Bannon, J.P. of Madison Co. MO by James Carnahan and Martha his wife. Filed for record Nov. 4, 1850 and recorded Dec. 28, 1850. (FHL film 914,435)
Transcribed B-464/465: 27 Sept. 1854 by George W. O'Bannon and Margaret E. O'Bannon his wife to Adam J. Duncan, both of Madison Co. MO, for $40 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. MO, the S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E containing 20 acres, the south part of said entry, warrant title. /s/ G.W. O'Bannon, Margaret G. (X) O'Bannon. Ack. 27 Sept. 1855 by George W. O'Bannon and Margart E. O'Bannon his wife before John Reed, J.P. of Madison Co. MO. Filed for record Nov. 21, 1855, and recorded Nov. 22, 1855. (FHL film 914,435)
Transcribed B-474/475: 19 March 1856, John F.L?. Edwards and Maria J. Edwards his wife of Town of Ar?? of Madison Co. MO, to Uriah Duncan of Madison Co. MO, for $1,000 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. MO, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.17 with half of NE 1/4 of Sec.18 and SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec.7, all in Twp.33N Range 4E containing 200 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John F.L. Edwards, Maria J. Edwards. Ack. 19 March 1856 before Sheridan? P. Russell, J.P. of Madison Co. MO, by John F.L. Edwards and Maria J. Edwards. Filed for record March 20, 1856 and recorded March 29, 1856. (FHL film 914,435)
Transcribed B-553/554: Adam J. Duncan and Melvina L. his wife of Iron Co. MO for $1,000 paid, sell to Francis M. Williams the parcel of land in Iron and Madison Co. MO, the S 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E and S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.31 in Twp.31N Range 5E containing 192 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. 22 Aug. 1857. /s/ Adam J. Duncan, Melvina L. (X) Duncan. Ack. 22 Aug. 1857 by Adam J. Duncan and Melvina L. his wife before John F.L. Edwards, Clerk of Circuit Court of Iron Co. MO. Filed for record Sept. 1, 1857, and recorded Sept. 3, 1857. (FHL film 914,435)
A-7/8: Adam J. Duncan and Melvina L. his wife of Iron Co. MO for $1,000 paid by Francis M. Williams of Iron Co. MO, sell parcel of land in Iron and Madison Co. MO, the S 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E and S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E and S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E and the Lots No.1 and 2 of NW fractional 1/4 of fractional Sec.31 in Twp.31N Range 5E, containing 192 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. 22 Aug. 1857. /s/ Adam J. Duncan, Melvina L. (X) Duncan. Ack. by Adam J. Duncan and Melvina L. before John F.Y?. Edwards, Clerk of Circuit Court, 22 Aug. 1857. Filed for record 22 Aug. 1857, recorded 31 Aug. 1857. (FHL film 914,417)
E-485: 26 Dec. 1865, Adam J. Duncan and Melvina S. his wife of Madison Co. MO to Francis M. Williams of Cape Girardeau Co. MO, for $1 paid, sell parcel of land in Iron Co. MO, the S 1/2 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.31N Range 4E containing 20 acres, warrant title, except to persons claiming said land by reason of having paid tax on said land. The land herein conveyed was sold and intended to be conveyed to said Francis M. Williams by Adam J. Duncan and Melvina S. his wife in their warranty deed of 22 Aug. 1857, recorded in Iron Co. MO Deed Book A pages 6 and 7 but not being described in said deed of that date. This deed is executed for the purpose of correcting said original deed and vesting the title to said 20 acres of land in the said Francis M. Williams. 26 Dec. 1865. /s/ Adam J. Duncan, Melvina (X) Duncan. Ack. 26 Dec. 1865 by Adam J. Duncan and Melvina L. Duncan his wife before P. ? Powers, Notary Public, Wayne Co. MO. Filed Feb. 17, 1866. (FHL film 914,419)
Nicholas Co. KY Deed (SLC 5/2/2013)
P-256/257: 14 March 1851, Whereas Thompson Blanton & Elizabeth his wife formerly Elizabeth Thompson have both lately died in Lincoln Co. MO where they had resided many years leaving 5 children and heirs, to wit, Benjamin F. Blanton, John C. Blanton, Richard H. Blanton, Eleanor T. Blanton and Anderson T. Blanton, the said Thompson Blanton decd. was the son of John Blanton formerly of Franklin or Woodford Co. KY and the said Elizabeth Blanton his wife was the daughter of David Thompson formerly of said Woodford Co., and the said Thompson Blanton and Elizabeth his wife were each entitled to some land by descent or otherwise from their parents located in the State of KY, one tract supposed to be in the county of Nicholas and another in the county of Ohio, NOW therefore we, Benjamin F. Blanton and Alice Jane his wife in Madison Co. MO, John C. Blanton and Elizabeth his wife, Richard H. Blanton, Eleanor T. now the wife of Wm. A. Duncan, and Anderson T. Blanton of Lincoln Co. MO afsd, being all of the five children and heirs of the said Thompson Blanton and Elizabeth his wife, for $40 paid by Wm. A. Duncan the husband of Eleanor T. who is one of the children and heirs afsd, release and quit claim to said Wm. A. Duncan and his heirs and assigns our interest in any and all lands in the State of KY afsd in whatever county the same may be that we may be entitled to by descent from our said parents or otherwise. /s/ Richard H. Blanton, Eleanor T. Duncan, Anderson (X) T. Blanton, John C. Blanton, Elizabeth Blanton, B.F. Blanton, Ailsey J. Blanton. Madison Co. MO, Benjamin F. Blanton and Alice Jane Blanton his wife ack. deed 19 March 1851 before Uriah Duncan, Judge, certified 22 March 1851 by Edward Evans, Clerk. 14 March 1851, Lincoln Co. MO, John C. Blanton and Elizabeth Blanton his wife, Richard H. Blanton, Eleanor T. Duncan wife of Wm. A. Duncan, and Anderson T. Blanton ack. deed before Macon N?. Shelton, J. L.C. Court, MO, certified 14 March 1851. Recorded Nicholas Co. KY Court 5 April 1851. (FHL film 252,374)
WILLIAM BOREN, Revolutionary War Pension S-16652 (FHL film 970,291)
(MAD: William Boren's daughter Sarah Ann mar. Allen Duncan in 1813 in Warren Co. KY; Allen was son of Rice & Jane Duncan; to Madison Co. MO by 1830)
13 Aug. 1832, Madison Co. MO, affidavit of William Boren, resident of Twelve Mile Twp in Madison Co. MO, aged 66; served Aug. 1780 as volunteer for 2 months in Capt. Henry Young's Co. levied in Orangeburgh Dist. SC in forks of Edisto River, engaged in driving beef cattle for use of army under Genl. Sumpter and Brannum, stationed at town of Orangeburg; then drafted for 6 months tour within Orangeburgh Dist. in Capt. Gideon Jennings Co. ... Statements by William McMurtrey, clergyman, and Joseph Bennett, who are acquainted with William Boren, who believe him to be 66 years of age, and that he is reputed in neighborhood to have been a soldier in revolution.
26 Aug. 1833, Madison Co. MO, declaration of William Boren; born near Salisbury NC, but was raised in Rutherford Co. NC (illeg.) moved after my birth. First tour of duty for two months as private; Nov. 1780 drafted for 6 months within Orangeburgh Dist. SC where my father at the time of my services lived, in Capt. Gideon Jennings Co., stationed at Orangeburgh. Moved to this country in 1818 ... Born 1746? (blotted); age put down in my family Bible at my house about 18 miles from this place; it was put down according to the information of my father ... Acquainted with Captain Gideon Jennings, Capt. Henry Young who was killed by the tories, with Col. Gabriel (torn), Thomas Branham, and knew Genl. Sumpt... ... (document in poor shape; torn, mended, etc.)
Letter June 22, 1839, from William Barker, Allen Co. KY: William Boren of Madison Co. MO I am told is drawing a pension as a Rev. Soldier. I have heard him say myself that he took his Father's place and served six weeks & that he never rendered any more service. He never spoke on the subject when sober but said as much as the above when intoxicated. His father was a notorious Tory drafted as such in the Battle of Kings Mountain. These facts can be fully sustained by Jacob Miller now living in Clabourn Parish, Louisiana, & Gibson Young of the County of Simpson. I feel it to be my duty to make this communication in the hope that you will cause an investigation so that the government may not be swindled.
Letter July 9, 1839, from War Dept. Pension Office to Mr. William Barker, Scottsville, KY. I have received your letter of the 22d ult. relative to the case of William Boren. Until a full investigation of the case can be had, his pension will cease. You have mentioned the names of Jacob Miller and Gibson Young as persons who can substantiate the charge against Boren but I do not learn from your letter the particular post office to which I should send letters in order to reach these persons ...
Feb. 13, 1840, letter to Beverly Allen of St. Louis that William Boren's pension was suspended; Letter 25 Feb. 1840 from Beverly Allen, St. Louis, asking the reason; letter 7 Dec. 1849, request to pay the amount due to William Boren.
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, Adam; A 47 MO Inf.; filed 1890 Aug. 8, Invalid Appl. #873105, Cert. #679096, MO. (MAD: 1850 Madison Co. MO census; 1860 Reynolds Co. MO census)
Duncan, Benjamin R.; M & MO S. Mil. Cav.; 1891 April 7, Invalid Appl. #1012060, Cert. #734234, Colo. (MAD: 1860 Madison Co. MO census; to Summit Co. CO)
Duncan, Rice A., widow Duncan, Rebecca; A 11 MO Inf.; 1895 Feb. 26, Widow Appl. #611180, Cert. #414004, MO. (MAD: 1850 & 1870 Madison Co. MO census, 1860 Iron Co. MO census)
Duncan, Robert, widow Duncan, Elizabeth C.; E 51 En. MO Mil., Real's Co. En. MO Mil.; 1891 April 10, Invalid Appl. #1011510, no cert., MO; 1922 Oct. 24, Widow Appl. #1196795, Cert. #A-6-4-28, MO. (MAD: ? 1860 Madison or Pike Co. MO census)
BENJAMIN R. DUNCAN Civil War Pension #734234 (from Audrey Miller 6/1989, MAD's extract)
Muster Rolls, Pvt., Co. M, 3rd Regt. MO State Militia Cav., Benjamin R. Duncan/Dunkin: Jan. & Feb. 1863 enrolled during the war in MO on Apr. 6, 1862, at Irontown, MO, present, for use and wk of horse horse ??; March & April 1863 absent, owns horse & equip. 61 days; paroled prisoner 25 April 1863; May & June absent owns horse & equip. paroled prisoner; July & Aug. 1863 absent paroled prisoner; Sept. & Oct. 1863 present owns horse & equip. 21 days; Nov. & Dec. 1863 not stated present or absent, owns horse & equip. 61 days, owes for horse equip. $29.73; Jan. & Feb. 1864 absent detached service, owns horse & equip. 60 days; March & April 1864 present, furnished horse & Equip. 60 days; May & June 1864 absent det. service, furnished horse & equip. 121 days; July & Aug. 1864 absent det. service, furnished horse & equip. 161 days; Sept. & Oct. 1864 present furnished horse & equip. 141 days; Nov. & Dec. 1864, furnished horse & equipt. 161 days, present; Jan. & Feb. 1865 present; March & April 1865 present; Muster-out Roll May 9, 1865, last paid to Dec. 31, 1864, clothing account last settled Sept. 1, 1864.
Memorandum from Prisoner of War Records; captured at Frederickstown, MO, April 22, 1863, confined at Richmond, VA; present at B.B. May 31, 1863 - June 30, 1863, appears on roll B.B. July 31, 1863, absent without leave since July 24, 1863; deserted July 24, 1863; paroled at Patton, MD, April 23, "1862"; reported at B...? Barrack, MO, May 19, 186? where he is reported sent to Regt. date not given.
Declaration for Invalid Pension, 31 March 1891, under act of June 27, 1890; Summit Co. CO, appeared Benjamin R. Duncan, age 52, resident of Montezuma, Summit Co. CO; he was enrolled on 6 April 1862 in Co. M, 3rd Regt. MO Cav. Volunteers, and discharged at Macon City, MO, on 10 May 1865; that he is greatly unable to support himself by reason of rheumatism, internal piles and general disability.
Affidavit of G?. C?. Y?rumway, Garland Co. AR, in the matter of Benj. R. Duncan. (no date; stamped by Board of Revision Jan. 22, 1895.) Know nothing of this man Mr. Benj. Duncan except he appeared in my office ownd? ago. I examined him ... spinal cord ... a staggering gait as he walks ... wholely unable to do any ... manual labor ...
Act of June 27, 1890; Certificate of Board re Pension Claim No. 1012060, Benj. R. Duncan, Pvt., Co. M, 3rd Regt. MO Cav.; address: Montezuma, Summit Co. CO, examined Denver, CO, Sept. 23, 1891; applicant is suffering from piles, rheumatism and general debility; his claim is based on: had piles for 15 years past constantly troublesome, rheumatism developed in 84 in left arm and shoulder and left leg more or less troublesome since, very bad all summer, entirely disabled for manual labor; pulse 84, respiration 18, temperature 98.5, height 5'8", weight 165 pounds, age 52. (medical description not copied here) He is in our opinion entitled to a 6/18 rating for disability caused by piles, 2/18 for that caused by rheumatism muscular, and 6/18 for that caused by dis. of heart.
March 19, 1895, request for last known address of pensioner: address was Hot Springs, AR, in March voucher.
Questionnaiare, 4 May 1898, answers by Benj. R. Duncan (/s/ B.R. Duncan). Married, wife's maiden name was Amanda A. Lewis, married 27 May 1860 in Madison Co. MO by Squire Amos Lunsford, recorded in Fredericktown, MO. I was never married before. Three children living: Emma Duncan b. Aug. 24, 1868; Mary Rosetta Duncan b. March 25, 1872; Benjamin F. Duncan b. April 6, 1874.
Pensioner dropped, 4 May 1906 because of death.
Declaration for Widow's Pension, act of April 19, 1908. (no date, received 8 Dec. 1916) Amanda A. Duncan, widow of Benjamin Ray Duncan, who was at Pilot Knob or Fredericktown in the war; that she was married under the name of Amanda Angeline Lewis at Minta Motte, MO, on 27 May (no year) by Rev. Noah Lunsford; she had not been previously married; the soldier had not been previously married; the soldier died June 1906 at or near Hot Springs, AR; her P.O. is Knob Lick, R.F.D. 1, City or town of Knob Lick, St. Francois Co. MO.
1888 "History of southeast Missouri : embracing an historical account of the counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, including a department devoted to the preservation of personal, professional and private records" by Goodspeed (FHL film 908,664 and 1,000,277; and from Donald Duncan 1/1991)
Pg.339-344: Formation of Madison Co.
Pg.340: Court Proceedings: ... In other cases there were no convictions. Stephens was charged with having stolen a considerable sum of money from his neighbor, Caruthers, but there was not sufficient proof to convict, and the case against him was discharged. Soon after a man named John Duncan came to the county from Tennessee, and, hearing the reports of the robbery, planned to murder Stephens, secure the money which he was supposed to have stolen, and make his escape. He went to Stephens' house two and one-half miles east of Fredericktown, and represented him self as a land buyer. Stephens was at work in the woods not far away, with his sons, two young lads, and thither Mrs. Stephens sent Duncan. The latter by strategem succeeded in securing the ax and gun which Stephens and his sons had, and murdered all three. He went to the house, killed Mrs. Stephens, spent some time in searching for the money, and departed leaving two small children unharmed. He was arrested a day or two later, tried, convicted and sentenced to be hung on April 5, 1821. The execution took place in the northeast part of town, near the creek at what is still known as "Duncan's Hole." People came from all the surrounding counties, and several hundred were present Duncan made a full confession upon the scaffold, entirely exonerating two worthy citizens who had been indicted as accessories.
Pg.341: County court of Madison Co. ... Election places were then fixed (Feb. 12, 1821) and judges of election appointed, as follows: Twelve Mile -- at the house of William Boren; William Boren, William Cravens and A. Johnston, judges. ... Judges of the County Court -- Allen Duncan, 1825-26; ... Allen Duncan, 1835-41; ... Uriah Duncan, 1850-52 ...
Pg.1125: ADAM J. DUNCAN was born in Madison Co. MO, in 1824, and is the son of Eli and Rebecca (Johnson) Duncan, who were born in Kentucky and Missouri, in 1802 and 1805, respectively. The father came to Missouri in 1816, and here married Miss Johnson in 1821. The former died in 1866, and the latter in 1860. They were members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and he held the office of judge of the county court for some time. In 1829, Adam J. Duncan came with his parents to Wayne Co. MO. About 1839 they went to Ripley County, but a year or so later returned to their old place in Madison County, and there Adam J. lived until his marriage in 1851, to Melvina Mann, who was born in 1831, in Wayne Co. MO. To them were born the following children: Henry C., Rebecca J., Eli A. (deceased), Finus E. (deceased), Richard A., Nancy C., Mary E. and Martha L. Rebecca married William Hoskins; Catherine is the wife of William Jordan, and Mary is the wife of James McAllister. While Mr. Duncan was a resident of Madison County the county was divided, and he became a resident of Iron County, and while living there, held the offices of justice of the peace, deputy sheriff and constable. Mrs. Duncan's parents were Andrew and Susan (Duncan) Mann, and were native Missourians.
Some early Duncans in Madison Co. MO:
John B. Duncan, 13 Dec. 1820, killed John B. Stevens or J.B. Stephens and the wife and two children, and was executed at St.Michaels, Madison Co. MO; John Duncan born Albemarle Co. VA, left a father in Sumner Co. TN; from 24 Jan. 1821 obit in Lexington, KY, newspaper ("KY Obituaries 1787-1854" by G. Glenn Clift, FHL book 976.9 V28c) and from 4 June 1821 "Missouri Intelligencer" newspaper ("Death Records of MO Men from Newspapers, 1808-1854" by George P. Wilson, FHL book 977.8 V4w, from Vivian Ruegge 2/1984)
Allen Duncan, 22 Aug. 1825, appointed Justice of Peace in Madison Co. MO (from MO Archives, from info of Paul Reeves 2/1985)
Samuel Dunkin, 20 May 1832, mar. Ann Ragsdale, dau. of John Ragsdale. (MAD: ? 1830-1850 Washington Co. MO census)
Deanna Duncan, 5 March 1835, mar. Finas Man.
Joseph Duncan and Uriah Duncan, 1 Oct. 1844, appraised yoke of oxen taken up by John Denlow of Twelve Mile Twp. (pg.154, "Madison Co. MO Stray Book 1844-1848," from Paul Reeves 2/1985)
Rice A. Duncan, 3 June 1845, with Amos Moody appraised horse taken up by Joseph Wilson. (pg.154, "Madison Co. MO Stray Book 1844-1848," from Paul Reeves 2/1985)
Elye Duncan, 1 Dec. 1846, took up ten head of hogs in Twelve Mile Twp. (pg.154, "Madison Co. MO Stray Book 1844-1848," from Paul Reeves 2/1985)
Marion Duncan, 1864, on Assessment Roll in St.Michael Twp., age 18-45 (from Vol.2#2, Spring 1982, "MO State Gen. Assn. Journal" FHL book 977.8 D25m, from Dorothy Franks 4/1989)
"Madison Co. MO Stray Book 1844-1848" (from Paul Reeves 2/1985, author not given)
This book contains many references to Duncans as appraisers or as the person who took up stray animals.
"Madison Co. MO Cemeteries" Vol.I and "Cemeteries of Madison Co. MO and Surrounding Counties" Vol.II, by Historic Madison Co. MO (FHL book 977.891 V3m, and from William Smallen to Charles L. Duncan to MAD 5/1995)
Vol.I contains information on burials and other family data, on Duncans buried in or mentioned on stones in the Stephens Family Burial Ground, Fredericktown's "First Town Cemetery" on Franklin Avenue near Mine La Motte Street, Brewington Cemetery at Brunot, Arnett's Farm Graveyard (Elizabeth Arnett, ca.1770-1873, dau. of Benjamin Duncan & Sarah Baughman, and her husband and children said to be buried there), Mount Gilead Methodist Church Cemetery, Duncan or Dunklin Graveyard (Allen and Sarah Ann Duncan and William Boren said to be buried there), and Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Iron Co.
Vol.II contains the Mine La Motte Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bollinger Co. MO, the Methodist Cemetery (John Duncan died 5 April 1821, hanged for killing Jackie Stephens, said to be buried there), and the Christian Cemetery.
1989 "Historical Madison Co. [MO] 1818-1989" by Madison Co. Historical Society (FHL book 977.891 D3h, and from William Smallen to Charles L. Duncan to MAD 5/1995)
Pg.464-5 contain the family of JOSEPH TURNBAUGH, 1851-1919, son of James and Mary Harper Turnbaugh, who married Eliza Duncan, 1855-1926, the daughter of James S. Duncan and Elizabeth Parkin Noell; article written by Lavena East.
Pg.493-4 contain the family of WYATT WILLIAMS JR., including great-granddaus. Elizabeth M. Williams who married on 9/21/1881 to Francis (Frank) Duncan, and Mary L. Williams who married on 11/10/1883 to Richard Marion Duncan; article by Estella (Williams) Cooper.
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