Duncans in Maries Co. MO


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

Last revised October 29, 2014

Formed 1855 from Osage, Pulaski
Phelps formed 1857 from Crawford, Pulaski, Maries


1860 Maries Co. MO Census
Boone Twp.
Pg.515, #80-80, Francis M. LAY (m) 26 MO farmer $0-$12
                  Nancy 30 IL
                  Lewis 3, John 1 MO
                  Nancy DUNCAN 22 MO domestic $250-$12
                  Amanda 3, Elizabeth 1 MO
Dry Creek Twp.
Pg.560, #408-403, Wm. DUNCAN 28 MO farmer $0-625
                  Sophia 28 MO
                  Mary 6, John 4 MO
                  Elizabeth 2, William 1 MO
                  (MAD: ? William Pettis Duncan, son of John Burrell Duncan in 1850 Pulaski Co. MO census)
Spring Creek Twp.
Pg.620, #845-832, M. DUNCAN (m) 28 MO farmer $0-$95
                  Adeline 25 TN
                  Thomas 8, George 6 MO
                  William 4, Eliza 2 MO

1870 Maries Co. MO Census
Dry Creek Twp. (first name first)
Pg.392, #2-48, Wm. J. ROBERTSON 51 TN farmer $3000-$1100
                  Mary M. 39 TN
                  Westly (m) 9, Daniel B. 7 MO
                  Litle (Lute?) (m) 1 MO
                  Enestine? WILSON (f) 12 MO
                  Amanda DUNCAN 5 MO
Pg.392, #2-55, W.P. DUNCAN (m) 38 MO farmer $1000-$680
                  S.J. (f) 37 MO
                  J.B. (f) 15, Jas. L. (m) 9, An? (f) 6 MO
                  Jas. J. (m) 4, G.W. (m) 2 MO
                  (MAD: William P. Duncan died 15 Jan. 1894 at his residence 6 miles NW of Lebanon [Laclede Co. MO], aged 63 years, to be buried in Maries Co. near his old home; from "Rolla Herald," issue of 25 Jan. 1894, Vol.9 #1, Winter 1989, "MO State Genealogical Assn. Journal" FHL book 977.8 D25m, from Dorothy Franks 4/1989)
Jackson Twp. (last name first)
Pg.397, #42-41, DUNCAN, William 36 KY farmer $0-$300 (not $500)
                  Martha 35 KY
                  Avery (m) 16 KY works on farm
                  William 14 KY works on farm
                  James D. 12, Mary E. 10 KY at home
                  Charles 4, Ulyssus G. 1 IN ("Ind.") (blank)
                  (MAD: 1860 Fleming Co. KY census)
Pg.412, #254-245, DUNCAN, Mary 38 MO keeping house $1600-$920
                  Thomas B?. 17 MO farmer
                  DUNCAN, Perry (initial not readable) (m) 13 MO at home
                  John C. 11 MO attends school
                  Mary C. 7, James F. 4, Washington (m) 2 MO (blank)
                  (MAD: Mary (Tennyson), widow of Washington Larkin Duncan, son of John Duncan d.1850 Pulaski Co. MO, from 1963 "History of Maries Co. MO" by Everett Marshall King; Washing L. Duncan & wife in 1850 Pulaski Co. MO census; household indexed on pg.132D in 1880 Maries Co. MO as Nathan Wright 47 KY KY KY, Mary D. Wright 46 MO MO MO, Perry N. Duncan 23 MO MO MO, Mary E. Duncan 17 MO MO MO, James P. Duncan 13 MO MO MO, Washington L. Duncan 11 MO MO MO, Minny Wright 4 MO KY MO; Thos. B. Duncan 27 MO MO MO & family in separate household)
Miller Twp.
Pg.448/450, #1-56, DUNCAN, Russell 30 KY (blank) $1500-$500
                  S.E. (f) 23 MO
                  S.P. (f) 5, Elbert (m) 4 MO
                  Wilford DUNCAN 2 MO
                  H.A. (f) 10/12 MO (cannot read month of birth)
                  (MAD: starts on pg.448, continues on pg.450b)
Spring Creek Twp.
Pg.457, #7-7, DUNCAN, Adeline 36 TN keeps house $0-$0
                  Thomas 17 MO works on farm
                  George W. 14, William R. 13 MO work on farm
                  Frances M. (m) 8, Sarah L. 11 MO work on farm
                  (MAD: ?? George W. and Francis M. Duncan in 1880 Bates Co. MO census)


Maries Co. MO Abstract and index of deeds v.A-B 1855-1880 (FHL Film 913,472; SLC 5/11/2013)
      F-176: Duncan, Jas. R. & wife to Roberson, R., W.D., March 12, 1866, Nov. 6, 1866, SE NE 31-39-10
      H-41: Duncan, Wm. H. to Boardman, Margaret, Chat. Mort., April 11, 1870, April 11, 1870, personal property
      A-247: Duncan, Washington L. from Jemison, Tho?. B., W.D., Nov. 25, 1855, Oct. 10, 1856, NW SW 5-39-8
      D-111: Duncan, William from Wynn, William executor, Admin. deed, Feb. 28, 1859, Mar. 9, 1861, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SE NE 20-38-9, 80 acres
      G-36: Duncan, James from Franklin, Joseph, W.D., Sept. 3, 1868, Sept. 30, 1868, SE SW & NW SE & SE SE & E 1/2 SW SW & NE SW & SW SE 31-40-9 and W 1/2 N (U?) 7 NE & E 1/2 N 7 NE 1-39-10 and W 1/2 N7 NW 6-39-9 and pt NW SW except 20a off NW SE & NE SW 13-40-9
      H-106: Duncan, Mary D. from Whitaker, C. & wife, W.D., May 30, 1870, June 10, 1869, N 1/2 SE 5-39-8 and NW SW 4-39-8
      Next was 1871, quit

Maries Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/16/2014; have JPG images)
   Abstract and index of deeds v. A-B, 1855-1880 (FHL film 913,472) - Deed A-247 not found on this film
   Abstract and index of deeds v.C, 1880-1886 (FHL film 913,473) - Deed A-247 not found on this film
   Deed records v.D 1860-1864 (FHL Film 913,474)
      D-111/112: William Wynn, executor of the estate of Richard Wynn decd. with the will annexed did according to the tenor of said will advertise according to law in the Central Missourian a weekly news paper published in the town of Vienna in the County published for 4 weeks successively a copy of which advertisement is hereto annexed, (The undersigned executor of the last will and testament of Richard Wynn deceased will sell at the Court House in Town of Vienna in Maries Co. during Feb. term of Maries Co. Court which will be held at the Court House ... sold on 12 months credit, viz, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.38N Range 9W ... there are 40 acres in cultivation ...) and according to said notice, I offered for sale at Court House door in the town of Vienna in Maries Co. on 15 Feb. 1859 ... sold to highest bidder on 12 months credit the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.38 Range 9W containing 80 acres ... sum of $800?, sold to said William Duncan for 3 ?? and of the $819, I, William Wynn, convey to said William Duncan the interest of the said Richard Wynn had in said land at the time of his death, 28 Feb. 1859. /s/ William Wynn. Ack. before E.H. Kenner, Justice of Maries County Court, 28 Feb. 1859. Filed March 9, 1861. (FHL film 913,474)
   Deed records v.F-G 1863-1870 (FHL Film 913,475)
      F-176: James R. Duncan and Mary Jane Duncan of Maries Co. MO for $60 paid by Richard Roberson, sell to said Richard Roberson the parcels of land in Maries Co., SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.39 Range 10W, with appurtenances, warrant title. 12 March 1866. /s/ James R. Duncan, Mary J. Duncan. Ack. 12 March 1866 before John D. Jones, J.P., Maries Co. MO. Filed Nov. 6, 1866. (FHL film 913,475)
      G-36/38: Joseph Franklin and Sophia Franklin his wife of Maries Co. MO for $3,000 paid by James Duncan of county and city of St.Louis, sell to said James Duncan real estate in Maries Co. MO, the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W containing 40 acres, the W 1/2 Lot No.7 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.39 Range 10W containing 40 acres and 84/100, the E 1/2 Lot No.7 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.39 Range 10W containing 42 acres and 59/100, W 1/2 Lot No.7 of NW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.39 Range 9W containing 46 acres and 36/100, the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W containing 80 acres, the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W containing 20 acres, the NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.31 in Twp.40 Range 9 containing 80 acres, and 10 acres off and described as begin. at SE corner of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W at a stake running 4 poles to West to a stake, then 40 poles north to a stake, then 40 poles east to a stake, then 40 poles south to the beginning containing 10 acres, reserving parcel of land beg. at NW corner of NE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W, then South to a stake 20 poles to a stake, then 160 poles east to a stake, then north 20 poles to a stake, then west 160 poles to the beginning so as to include 20 acres off of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 and NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W which has been sold by W.J. Roberson heretofore by deed 8 March 1850 to Edward Moss now recorded in Maries Co. MO in Book A pgs.214 & 215 & 216, containing in all 339 acres and 79/100 of an acre, warrant title. 3 Sept. 1868. /s/ Joseph Franklin, Sophia Franklin. Ack. 3 Sept. 1868 before John D. Jones, J.P. of Maries Co. MO. Filed Sept. 30, 1868. (FHL film 913,475)
   Deed records v. H-I 1870-1873 (FHL film 913,476)
      H-41: Wm. H. Duncan of Maries Co. MO for $61.55 paid by Margaret Boardman of afsd, sell to said Margaret Boardman personal property, 1 black mule 5 years old and 1 bay mule 5 years old, both mare mules, upon the condition that the said Wm. H. Duncan this day executed to said Margaret Boardman his promissory note, April 11, 1870, 12 months after date I promise to pay Margaret Boardman $61.55 ... 10% interest. /s/ Wm. H. Duncan. If said Wm. H. Duncan shall pay the note and interest when due, then this sale be void, otherwise be of full force and effect. April 11, 1870. /s/ Wm. H. Duncan. Ack. 11 April 1870 before R.W. Anderson, Clerk of Maries County Court. Filed April 11, 1870. (FHL film 913,476)
      H-106: 3 May 1870, Collins Whitaker and Mary C. Whitaker his wife of Dubuque City and County, Iowa, to Mary D. Duncan of Maries Co. MO, for $250 paid, sell parcels of land in Maries Co. MO, N 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.5 and NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.39N Range 8W, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Collins Whitaker, Mary C. Whitaker. Wit. Mary Erdan Richards, John Dury. Adk. 3 May 1870 before John Dusey?, Notary Public, Dubuque Co. IA. Filed June 10, 1870. (FHL film 913,476)


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, William P., widow Duncan, Arvilla; Osage & Maries Co. Company MO Mil. (Dennis), B 5 MO S.M. Cav.; 1892 April 2, Invalid Appl. #1102405, no cert., MO; 1895 Jan. 19, Widow Appl. #607752, Cert. #475917 cancelled, MO. (MAD: 1850 Pulaski Co. MO census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records, besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc., etc" by Goodspeed (FHL film 1,033,621 items 1-2 and 1,000,287 item 2; from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983 and from David Neal Duncan 2/1998)
      Maries Co.:
      Pg.1108: Benjamin F. Branson, b. 1859, m. 1883 Parrie, dau. of James R. and Sally Duncan.
      Pg.1110-1: J. Russell Duncan, a farmer and stock-raiser of Miller Township, Maries County, was born in Gerrard Co. KY, in 1839, and is a son of Alvis and Ann (Palmer) Duncan, the former born in Washington Co. East TN, and the latter in Garrard Co. KY. The parents were married in Kentucky, where they lived until J. Russell was about five years of age, and then removed to Miller Co. MO, where they settled on a farm, upon which the father died in 1883; his wife is still living at the age of eighty years; both were members of the Baptist Church. J. Russell Duncan was the eldest of a family of six, and was reared in Miller County, his educational advantages being limited. In 1863-64 he served in two different companies in the Enrolled Missouri Militia. In 1864 he married Sarah E., daughter of William H. and Mary C. Scott, the former of whom was born in Kentucky in 1817, (MAD: more on Scott family) .... Mrs. Duncan was born in Laclede Co. MO, and is the mother of twelve children, viz.: Parrie, wife of B.F. Branson; Elben, formerly a teacher, now a farmer; Milford, also a farmer; Alice, who married Thomas Branson; Lillie and Lawrence (twins), Lida, Ella, Ivan, Alvis, Dora (deceased) and Dellard (deceased). Since his marriage Mr. Duncan, has lived on his present farm, which contains 280 acres of the old home place. He owns in all 800 acres, 360 in Miller County and 160 in Pulaski County, besides his farm in Miller Township, Maries County, and 120 acres left him by his father. ... Mason, belongs to Agricultural Whell. Mrs. Duncan is a member of the Baptist Church.
      MAD: This family was included on pgs.95-101 in "Genealogy of the Watkins, Hughes, Duncan and Livingston Families" by Janet Dawn Javor, 1980 (FHL book 929.273 W325j; Library of Congress book C571.W335 1980)
      MAD: James Russell Duncan and his family of Maries Co. MO are given in a sketch on pg.5, Vol.3#6, Dec. 1987, "Seeking & Searching Ancestors (MO)" Rt.1 Box 52, St.Elizabeth, MO 65075 (FHL book 977.856 D25s). His parents Alvis Duncan 2/2/1818 - 3/4/1882 and Ann Palmer 4/13/1808 - 3/6/1898, and James Russell Duncan and wife and other family members, are buried in the Strickland cemetery, Miller township, Maries Co. MO near the Little Tavern creek.

1893 "A History of Miller Co. MO" by Gerard Schultz (FHL book 977.856 H2s and fiche 6,048,446)
      Pg.138: GEORGE WASHINGTON DUNCAN, who since 1908 has been an able representative of the medical profession in Miller County, was born near Iberia, on October 28, 1879. He is the son of James R. Duncan, who was born at Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN, on September 18, 1851. His mother, Sarah J. (Wilson) Duncan, was born ten miles north of Iberia, on February 12, 1858. Her father, a captain in the Confederate army, died at Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Duncan was educated in the public schools of Maries County and the Iberia Academy, .... On June 29, 1905, at Iberia, he was united in marriage with Miss Myrtle Viola Ramsey, ....


Phelps Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/17/2014; have JPG images)
      F-128/129: 13 Jan. 1868, Washington L. Duncan and Mary D. Duncan his wife of Maries Co. MO to Thomas C. Harrison of Phelps Co. MO, for $300 paid, quit claim tracts of land in Phelps Co. MO, the SE frac. 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.38 Range 10W, 38-4/100 acres, the SE 1/4 of Sec.25 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.38 Range 10W containing 78-17/100, also SW fract. 1/4 west of Gasconade River of Sec.30 Twp.38 Range 9W, 68-28/100 acres, and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.38 Range 10W 80 acres, with appurtenances. /s/ W.L. Duncan, Mary D. Duncan. Wit. Saml. G. Williams. Ack. 13 Jan. 1869 by Washington L. Duncan and Mary D. Duncan his wife before H.S. Wheat, Clerk of Circuit Court, Phelps Co. MO. Filed March 30, 1869, Recorded May 22, 1869. (FHL film 914,738)


Some early Duncans in Maries Co. MO:
      W.L. Duncan, 8 March 1869, died intestate; administrators Mary D. Duncan and J.T. Martin, securities W.B. Tennison and M. Followill, recorded in Maries Co. MO Admin. Bond Book 1869-1883 pg.31. (pg.52, Vol.28 9/1975, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      W.P. Duncan, 24 April 1869, recorded mark or brand of underbit in right ear and swallow fork in left ear. (pg.98, Vol.8, 8/1970, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Amanda Duncan, 27 April 1872, to inherit a portion of personal estate of Wm. J. Roberson (Robertson, Robinson) in his will naming wife Mary M. Roberson, sons Wesley, Daniel and Little Roberson, and personal estate divided between Richard Roberson, Drucilla Capehart, Wesley Roberson, Daniel Roberson, Little Roberson and Amanda Duncan, exec. Mary M. Roberson, in will recorded 25 May 1872 in Will Book 1866-1888. (pg.63, Vol.28 9/1975, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      John B. Duncan, 16 Sept. 1875, of Maries Co. mar. Nancy L. Dodd of Phelps Co. MO, recorded in Phelps Co. MO Marriage Book B, 1865-1875. (pg.95, Vol.15, 3/1983, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      J.R. Duncan, 2 Oct. 1877, security with W.M. Rose and John Sullins for Sarah J. Hughes to administer estate of James Hughes who died intestate, recorded in Maries Co. MO Admin. Bond Book 1869-1883 pg.225. (pg.56, Vol.28 9/1975, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)

1963 "History of Maries Co. MO" by the late Everett Marshall King (1876-1944) (FHL book 977.8592 H2k; from Vivian Ruegge 2/1984 and Weir Bell 3/1985)
      Pgs.393-395, Chapter 34, DUNCAN FAMILY. This chapter contains information on the family of John Duncan who settled in Phelps Co. about 1825; his land lay within the boundaries of Maries County until 1857, at which time it was cut off of Maries and added to the newly-organized Phelps County. His family consisted of sixteen children living at the time of his death; two of them, Washington Larkin Duncan and John Burrell Duncan, were connected with Maries Co. MO. The article gives much more on the family of these two sons.
      Other pages in this book contain information on descendants of J. Russell Duncan and on children of Washington Larkin Duncan and John Burrell Duncan.
      Additional brief information on Duncan families in the 1900's is given on pgs.205-7 of "Maries Co. MO" Vol.II, 1990, by the Historical Society of Maries County (FHL book 977.8592 H2m; from Ruth Burns 8/1997 to Fern Rogers to MAD) and on earlier families in "Early Missourians and Kin" by Roy Burgess, 1985 (FHL book 977.8 D2rb and fiche 6,088,541 and 6,088,542; from Dale O. Duncan 5/1985)


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