Duncans in Osage Co. MO


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

Last revised October 30, 2014

Formed 1841 from Gasconade
Maries formed 1855 from Osage, Pulaski


1850 Osage Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Crawford Twp.
Pg.447, #450, John DUNCAN 26 MO (blank)
                  Sarah 30 NC
                  William 3, Bowles (m) 6/12 MO
                  (MAD: John Duncan mar. Sarah M. Ramsey 3/15/1844; age "26" plainly written but see 1860 Newton Co. AR census)
Pg.448, #466, David C. DUNCAN 27 MO farmer $200
                  Charlotte 21 TN
                  Jane (f) 1 MO
                  (MAD: David Duncan mar. Charlotte Powel 11/23/1843 Callaway Co. MO)
Pg.448, #467, David DUNCAN 49 MO farmer $200
                  Susan 47 MO
                  Lavica (f) 11, William 9 MO
                  Irvin (m) 6 MO
                  (MAD: 1840 Gasconade Co. MO census)

1860 Osage Co. MO Census
Crawford Twp.
Pg.346, #987-930, David DUNCAN 59 MO farmer $1000-$600
                  Susanna 57 MO
                  Vicy E. (f) 22, Wm. B. 19 MO
                  James J/I. 16 MO
Pg.346, #988-931, D.C. DUNCAN (m) 37 MO farmer $1500-$800
                  Charlotte 32 TN
                  James M. (m) 11 MO
                  David B. 9, Mary E. 5 MO
                  Melon N. (f) 3, Charles W. 1 MO
Pg.346, #989-932, Samuel DUNCAN 33 MO farmer $800-$400
                  Capema (f) 24 MO
                  Elisabeth 6, John T. 4 MO
                  Martha L. 2 MO
Pg.346, #990-933, John B. DUNCAN 21 MO farmer $1200-$500
                  Elisabeth N. 21 MO
                  Thomas H. 7, John W.B. 3 MO
                  Calpena J. (f) 1 MO

1870 Osage Co. MO Census
Crawford Twp.
Pg.83, #60-62, DUNCAN, David C. 48 MO farmer & Dept. Shff $4900-$450
                  Charlotte M. 42 TN keeping house
                  Mercy J. 15, Mary A. 13, Charles W. 11 MO at home
                  Robert A. 9, Thomas J. 7 MO at home
Pg.95, #250-252, DUNCAN, William H. 29 MO farmer $1000-$250
                  Nancy L. 22 MO keeping house
                  Oliver? W. (m?) 3 MO at home
                  (MAD: "Oliv" plain, "er" and sex written over)
                  Robert J. 2 MO at home
                  DEVOISE, Matilda 19 MO lives with her sister
                  (MAD: Wm. W. Duncan mar. Nancy L. Devore 7/20/1865)
Pg.97, #282-284, DUNCAN, Sarah A. 54 NC keeping house $0-$110
                  Reuben (m) 19, Robert 15 MO farm hands
                  Millie (f) 12, Joseph 10 MO at home
                  (MAD: wife/widow of John C. Duncan of 1860 Newton Co. AR census)
Pg.98, #305-307, DUNCAN, James 21 MO farm hand $0-$300
                  Nancy J. 18 MO keeping house
Pg.99, #308-310, DUNCAN, Samuel 41 MO farmer $480-$367
                  Calpurnia 35 MO keeping house
                  Elizabeth 17 MO at home
                  John T. 13 MO farm hand
                  Martha 11, Tansy (f) 9 MO at home
                  Samuel 5, David 1 MO at home
Pg.99, #310-312, PERKINS, Ephraim 45 MO farmer $200-$110
                  Olive (f) 42 IL keeping house
                  William B. 24 MO farm hand
                  Julia 20 MO at home
                  Wesley 15 MO farm hand
                  Tabitha 10 MO at home
                  DUNCAN, Polly 22 MO with her father
                  Olivia (f) 10/12 KS ("Kansas") b. Aug. with her mother
Pg.101, #345-347, DUNCAN, John C. 42 MO farmer $1200-$400
                  Elizabeth 32 MO keeping house
                  Thomas 17, John W. 13 MO farm hands
                  Calpernia (f) 11, William 8 MO at home
                  Martha 4, Matilda 2 MO at home


Osage Co. MO Deed Indexes (SLC 5/10/2013)
   Abstract and index of deeds v.A-D 1841-1866 (FHL film 913,740)
      No Duncan to 1858
      E-369: Duncan, Saml. P. & wife to Thomas McKinney, Dec. 5, 1854, Dec. 9, 1854, Warranty Deed, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.35 & E 1/2 NE 1/4 26-45-7, 160 acres
      E-461: Duncan, John C. to Joseph Ramsey, Feb. 6, 1855, Mar. 23, 1853, "deed without deed", NW 1/4 SE 1/4 7-43-7, 40 acres
      F-31: Duncan, John B. & wife to Valentine Wolf, Sept. 22, 1855, Mar. 8, 1856, warranty deed, W 1/2 SE 1/2 NE 1/4 23-44-9, 20 acres
      F-538: Duncan, David & wife to Thomas T. Brim, July 26, 1858, Mar. 1, 1859, warranty deed, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 & S 1/2 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 & part SE 1/4 SW 1/4 35-44-7, 90 acres
      E-40: Duncan, John B. from William A. Cooper & wife, Mar. 18, 1854, Mar. 24, 1856, warranty deed, 24-44-7, 40 acres
      F-391: Duncan, David from Andrew J. Perkins, Aug. 5, 1857, Aug. 19, 1857, warranty deed, S 1/2 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 35-44-7, 20 acres
   Inverted (grantee) index to deeds 1841-1878 (FHL film 901,482)
      F-391: Duncan, David from Alfred? G?. Perkins??, W.D., Aug. 1857, Aug. 10, 1857
      H-110: Duncan, O?? from ? Helder & wife, W.D., July 14, 1859, June 15?, 1859
      Quit 1860
   Direct (grantor) index to deeds (FHL film 901,483)
      E-369: Duncan, Sam P. & wife to Thos. McKenney, W.D., Feb?. 7, 1854, Dec?. 9, 1854
      E-461: Duncan, Jno. C. & wife to Joseph Ramsay, mtg, Feb. 6, 1855, March 23, 1855
      F-31: Duncan, Jno. B. & wife to Balensole?, Walt, W.D., Sept. 22, 1855, March 5, 1856
      G-538: Duncan, David & wife to Thomas S. Brim, W.D., July 26, 1855, March 1, 1859
      Quit 1860

Osage Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/17/2014; have JPG images)
   Deed records v. E 1853-1855 (FHL film 901,487)
      E-369/370: 5 Dec. 1854, Samuel P. Duncan and Culperney his wife of Osage Co. MO to Thomas McKiney of Gasconade Co. MO, for $100 paid, sell all that tract or parcel of land in Osage Co. MO, the W 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.25 and E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.26 in Twp.45 Range 7W containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Samuel P. (X) Duncan, Culperney (X) Duncan. Wit. Samuel Walker. Ack. 7 Dec. 1854 by Samuel "C." Duncan and Culpurney Duncan before Samuel Walker, J.P.. Filed for record Dec. 9, 1854. (FHL film 901,487)
      E-461/462: John C. Duncan of Osage Co. MO for $13 paid by Joseph Ramsy of afsd, sell piece or parcel of land in Osage Co., NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.43 Range 7W, with appurtenances, and covenant with said Joseph Ramsy that I am lawfully seized in fee of aforegranted premises, free from all incumberances, have good right to sell and convey the same to said Joseph Ramsy, and shall warrant to said Joseph Ramsy, free from claims of all persons, provided that if said John C. Duncan shall pay to said Joseph Ramsy $13 with interest on or before 6 Feb. 1856, then this deed as a certain obligation or bond bearing even date given by said John Duncan to said Joseph Ramsy for $13 conditioned to pay the sum and interest at the time afsd shall both be void, otherwise shall remain absolute. Feb. 6, 1855. /s/ John C. (X) Duncan, Sarah (X) Duncan. Ack. 6 Feb. 1855 by John Duncan and Sarah Duncan his wife before Samuel Walker, J.P. Filed for record March 23, 1855. Side note: The original Mortgage was produced to me 18 Oct. 1877 with following instrument written therein, "Satisfied in full by John C. Duncan" (Signed) Joseph W. Ramsay. Attest J. Rha? McCord, Clk. (FHL film 901,487)
   Deed records v. F-G 1856-1859 (FHL film 901,488)
      F-31: 22 Sept. 1855, John B. Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan of Osage Co. MO to Valentine Wolf of afsd, for $2.50 paid, sell tract, lot or parcel of land, the W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.44 Range 7W in Osage Co. MO, warrant title. /s/ John B. (X) Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Ack. 22 Sept. 1855 by John B. Duncan and Elizabeth his wife before Samuel Walker, J.P. Filed for record 8 March 1856. (FHL film 901,488)
      F-40/41: 18 March 1854, William A. Cooper and Mary Evelina his wife of Gasconade, MO, to John B. Duncan of Osage Co. state afsd, for $50 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Osage Co. MO, the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.44 Range 7W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ W.A. Cooper, Mary (X) Evelina Cooper. Ack. 18 March 1854 by W.A. Cooper and Mary Evalina his wife before William Cox, J.P. Filed for record 24 March 1856. (FHL film 901,488)
      F-391/392: Andrew J. Perkins and Tabitha his wife of Osage Co. MO for $100 paid by David Duncan of afsd, sell to said David Duncan the tract or parcel of land in Osage Co. MO, the S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.44 Range 7W containing 20 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. 5 Aug. 1857. /s/ Andrew (X) J. Perkins, Tabitha (X) Perkins. Ack. 5 Aug. 1857 by Andrew J. Perkins and Tabitha his wife before Owen P?. Rhoads, J.P. Filed for record Aug. 19, 1857. (FHL film 901,488)
      G-538/539: David Duncan and Susan Duncan his wife of Osage Co. MO for $700 paid by Thomas T. Brim of afsd, sell lot or parcel of land in Osage Co. MO, the SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 and S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.35, also commencing at NE corner of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.35, then south to a certain branch, then west along said branch to west boundary of said 40, then north to north boundary, then east to beginning in Twp.44 of Range 7W containing 90 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. 26 July 1858. /s/ David (X) Duncan, Susan (X) Duncan. Ack. 26 July 1858 by David Duncan and Susan Duncan his wife before Owen P. Rhoads, J.P. Filed for record March 1, 1859. (FHL film 901,488)
   Deed records v. H-I 1859-1863 (FHL film 901,489)
      H-110/111: 14 July 1858, John T. Childs and Catharine Childs his wife of Chariton Co. MO to Wm. W. Dunkin of same place, for $500 paid, sell piece and parcel of land in Osage Co. MO, the E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.35 and SW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.45 Range 7W containing 280 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John F. Childs, Catharine (X) Childs. Ack. 14 July 1859 by John F. Childs and Catharine his wife before Alexander Smith, J.P., Chariton Co. MO. Certification by Lewis M. Applegate, Clerk of Chariton Co. MO County Court, for Alexander Smith, 6 June 1853. Filed for record June 18, 1859. (FHL film 901,489)


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, Gillium, widow Duncan, Mary J.; C & H 6 Mo. Cav., C. Woods Battlion Mo. Cav., G Osage Co. MO H. Gds; 1889 Aug. 16, Invalid Appl. #722881, Cert. #600695, MO; 1921 Feb. 2, Widow Appl. #1171055, no cert., Kans. (MAD: ?? 1860 Miller Co. MO census)
      Duncan, Green B., widow Duncan, Priscilla; H 9 MO Cav., G Osage Co. MO H. Gds, M 3 MO Cav.; 1879 Sept. 6, Invalid Appl. #309657, Cert. #330706; 1898 Jan. 20, Widow Appl. #669260, no cert., MO. (MAD: ?? 1860 Miller Co. MO census)
      Duncan, John B., widow Duncan, Elizabeth; A Osage Co. MO H.G.; 1892 July 7, Widow Appl. #554630, Cert. #456369, MO.
      Duncan, John C., widow Duncan, Malisa G?, Capt? (Con?) Widow? (written over "minor") Duncan, Sarah; H Ark. Cav. & Mexican War; 1880 June 17, Invalid Appl. #380028, Cert. #322465; 1890 Sept. 1, Widow Appl. #471710, no cert., MO; 1890 Dec. 20, Con?. widow Appl. #521611, no cert. MO. (MAD: enr. Greene Co. MO, b. 1826-36 Gasconade Co. MO; ? 1860 Newton Co. AR)
      Duncan, John W., widow Duncan, Mary; A Osage Co. MO H. Gds., A 60 En. MO Mil.; 1891 Jan. 8, Invalid Appl. #988951, Cert. #902658, MO; 1907 June 14, Widow Appl. #871406, no cert., MO.
      Duncan, Samuel P., widow Duncan, Culpurnia; A Osage County MO H. Gds.; 1892 Aug. 27, Invalid Appl. #1127392, Cert. #1020822; 1902 June 9, Widow Appl. #764411, Cert. #548340, MO.
      Duncan, William J.; H 9 Prov. En. MO Mil, G Osage Co. MO H. Gds; 1890 March 29, Invalid Appl. #764659, Cert. #1052980, MO; remarks C2532674. (MAD: 1860 Miller Co. MO census)
      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)
      Duncan, William R.; C 1 Ark. Inf.; 1902 Sept. 16, Invalid Appl. #1291096, Cert. #1156112, Ark.; remarks C2471821. (MAD: b. Gasconade Co. MO; 1850 Osage Co. MO census; 1860 Newton Co. AR 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)
      Osage Co.:
      Pg.639: Tax list of 1828 included John Duncan Sr., John Duncan Jr., Bowls Duncan, Samuel Duncan, John Duncan Esquire.
      Pg.692: "Dry Ridge" Church organized 1844. Among the first members was Mary C. Duncan.
      Pg.1154: John Miller, b. Dec. 29, 1820 in Bledsoe Co. TN, to MO when 17, mar. 1847 Lisanne Warren, b. 1819 White Co. TN, mar. (2) in 1881 Isabelle Duncan, b. 1855 Osage Co., dau. of David Duncan.


Some early Duncans in Osage Co. MO:
      John R. Dunkin, 6 June 1842, mar. Katharin Stricklin. (MAD: see ?? Catharine Duncan in 1850 Cooper Co. MO census)
      Nancy E. Duncan, 10 April 1843, mar. John Wolf.
      Mary Jane Dunkin, 7 Dec. 1848, mar. George W. Shobe. (MAD: said to be dau. of Samuel Duncan and Amanda Tucker mar. 12/22/1828 Lincoln Co. KY, from info of Robert Shobe 1998, 1830 Lincoln Co. KY census, ?? 1840 Johnson Co. MO census)
      Margrate Ann Dunkin, 31 March 1852, mar. Anderson Pack.
      Samuel T. Duncan, 29 Aug. 1852, MD of Osage Co. MO mar. Culprenany McKenney in Gasconade Co. MO (Gasconade Co. MO Marriage Book A, 1841-1848 & B, 1848-1855, from pg.84, Vol.24, 9/1974, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Louisa Elizabeth Duncan, 27 Jan. 1861 (or 1851), mar. Joseph McKinney.
      Elizabeth Duncan, 19 June 1870, mar. Wm. Fent.
      Thomas M. Duncan, 1 Sept. 1870, mar. Nancy F. Cooper.
      Isabelle Duncan, 16 Jan. 1881?, mar. Samuel B. Miller. (MAD: date needs to be rechecked)
      Miss L. Duncan, 27 Jan. 1881?, mar. Thomas Bryant. (MAD: date needs to be rechecked)


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