Duncans in Pettis Co. MO


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

Last revised July 12, 2013

Formed 1833 from Cooper, Saline
Benton formed 1835 from Pettis, St. Clair


1840-1850 Pettis Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Pettis Co. MO Census
Pg.825/6, #432-426, E. BIXBY (m) 34 OH tinner $2600-$8000
                  Ellen 24 KY
                  Medora (f) 9 IN ("Ind")
                  Hillard 6 MO
                  Ed. BIXBY (m) 22 OH tinner
                  Phebe DUNCAN 21 KY domestic

1870 Pettis Co. MO Census
Blackwater Twp., P.O. Ionia City (stamped pg.400 covers 4 township pages)
Pg.400/18, #120-120, BRADBURY, Charles 24 IL farmer $0-$0
                  Rachel 22 IL
                  Frank 3 IL
                  Lottie (f) 1 MO
                  DUNCAN, Lucretia 18 NC (white) house keeping
Pg.405, #191-191, DUNCAN, Catherine 49 NC keeping house $0-$0
                  Walter J. 25 NC farmer $0-$600
                  Lucretia (f) 20 NC works for wages
                  Anderson (m) 17 NC (blank)
                  Franklin (m) 15, Lousa (f) 13 NC at school
                  (MAD: 1860 Davidson Co. NC; see Grayson and Runnels Co. TX)
Bowling Green Twp.
Pg.428, #160-156, DUNCAN, Joseph 60 KY BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Sallie 35 KY BLACK keeping house
                  Lucinda 11, Eveline (f) 10 MO BLACKS at home
                  Lila 9, Lucy 7, Hiram 3 MO BLACKS
                  "not named" (m) 3/12 MO BLACK b.March
Elkfork Twp.
Pg.456, #150-150, DUNCAN, George 56 KY farmer $1600-$800
                  Lydia 57 KY keeping house
                  (MAD: 1880 census on CD for Pettis Co. MO, pg.76D, George Duncan's father born DE, mother born KY; "Sidda" Duncan's parents born KY, and George R. Taylor 50 KY, brother-in-law, widowed, and Nettie Taylor, 12 IL, niece, in his household)
                  (MAD: George Duncan mar. Sidda/Lidda/Leddy Taylor 9/23/1835 Bourbon Co. KY, son of Roger Duncan d.1840; 1850 Kenton Co. KY; 1860 Moultrie Co. IL; 1870-1880 Pettis Co. MO)
Sedalia Twp.
Pg.570, #250-265, CECIL, William H. 52 VA "grocer, ret." $2000-$2000
                  Elizabeth 40 VA keeping house
                  BROWN, Mollie (f) 15 MO at school
                  DUNCAN, Edwin C. 28 MO (white) clerk in store $0-$0
                  (MAD: E.C. Duncan, age 71, P.O. Sedalia, had MO pension #1450 approved as Ex-Confederate Soldier; from pg.80, Vol.16, 9/1983, "Missouri Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)


Pettis Co. MO Index to deeds 1833-1868 (FHL film 953,527; SLC 5/11/2013)
      No Duncan to 1866, quit

HISTORIES before 1923

"Portrait and biographical record of Johnson and Pettis Counties, Missouri : containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties : together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States." by J.T. Wilder; pub. Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co., 1895, 653 pgs. (LH11533, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,294 item 4)
      Pg.484-485: JOHN S. WOODS ... now over 75 years of age, has been Assessor Pettis County, elected in 1886, now living in Cedar Township ... native of Pennsylvania, born in Cumberland County, July 1, 1819. There his father Joseph Woods was a well-to-do farmer ... his mother whose maiden name was Agnes Crosson. In 1828 Joseph Woods moved to Richland County Ohio, ... where he was killed by a falling tree in 1844. His widow died near Bellevue, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah J. Bell, at the remarkable age of 95 years. John S. ... married April 23, 1844, Miss Sarah Ann Bowles, near Bellevue, Ohio; four years later to Erie County, Ohio, for fourteen years, or until the spring of 1865 when he went to Dubuque County, Iowa ... fall of 1867, to Pettis County. Mrs. Sarah Ann Woods, who was born August 12, 1826, was the daughter of Nathaniel Bowles, who was born in one of the New England States, and who died at the home of our subject. Mrs. Woods, who died of heart disease May 8, 1894, was a devoted member of the Congregational Church ... by her union with our subject there were born nine children, seven of whom are living at the present time. They are Porter B.; Harriet E., the wife of William Griggs; Sarah A., now Mrs. George Gaskell; Maria L., the wife of Cook Duncan; Martha E., the wife of Nathan G. Norton; John M. and Fred B., all of whom are now living in this county. One son and one daughter died in infancy. ...


Fauquier Co. VA Deeds (from Phyllis Duncan 3/1987)
      63-43: (MAD: no date) Edwin C. Duncan of Pettis Co. MO appoints Elzie B. Duncan of Henry Co. MO as lawful attorney any real estate in State of VA from estate of Charles Duncan of VA.
      64-18: 17 Dec. 1870, A.H. Baughman and wife J.E. of Vernon Co. MO, E.J. Parks and wife Sarah E. of Henry Co. MO, Elzie B. Duncan of Henry Co. MO as attorney for Charles P. Duncan of Henry Co. MO and Rebecca E. Duncan of Henry Co. MO and Edwin C. Duncan of Pettis Co. MO, and said Elzie B. Duncan in his own right, heirs at law of Charles Duncan decd; to William H. Davis of Fauquier Co. VA, $100, all rights, title and interest in lot No. 26 in village of Salem containing 1/2 acre.
      64-471: 6 Nov. 1872, Elzie B. Duncan in his own right and as attorney in fact for Edwin C. Duncan of Pettis Co. MO and Charles P. Duncan and wife Mary J., F.J. Parks and wife Sarah E. of Henry Co. MO, and William B. Porter (signed W.B.) and wife Rebecca E. of Pettis Co. MO, A.H. Boughman (signed Alexander H.) and wife Juliette E. of Vernon Co. MO, and Harriet A. Duncan of Vernon Co. MO; to Harriet H. Duncan of Fauquier Co. VA; for $156, Lot No. 4, about 13 acres, it being all the interest of the parties of the first part to the tract belonging to the estate of Nancy Duncan decd, adj. Burr Van Horn, Elzie Duncan & others. Certification in Vernon Co. MO re H.A. Duncan (declared herself single & unmarried) and Alexander H. Boughman & wife Juliette E. Certification in Henry Co. MO re Charles P. Duncan and wife Mary J., and F.J. Parks and wife Sarah E. Certification in Pettis Co. MO re W.B. Porter and wife Rebecca E.


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