Duncans in Platte Co. MO Histories


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

HISTORIES before 1923

History of Platte Co. MO (from Lu Durham 3/1987)
      Although MO was admitted as a state in 1821, until the Platte Purchase Treaty was signed Sept. 17, 1836, at Ft. Leavenworth, KS (Wm. Duncan was one of witnesses), the present 6 northwest MO counties were Indian Territory and the government would not permit white settlements. However, men had ventured in to select sites in what they regarded as the Land of Promise because of its fertility. The counties included in the Platte Purchase were Platte, Buchanan, Andrew, Holt, Atchison, and Nodaway.
      William Clark, agent for all Indians west of the MS River, called a council with the Ioway, Sac, and Fox Indians, and for $7,500 and 400 sections of land in KS, the Indians gave the Platte country to the US. After the treaty was ratified in Feb. 1837, settlers waiting in Clay and Clinton Counties hurried in to take up the claims they had selected.
      Platte Co. was organized in 1838.

1885 "History of Clay and Platte counties, Missouri : written and compiled from the most authentic offical and private sources, including a history of their townships, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri; a reliable and detailed history of Clay and Platte counties .. " by National Historical Company (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 C622Hi; FHL film 1,000,286; also from Lu Durham 3/1987)
      Pg.939-40, Platte Co.: THOMAS B. DUNCAN, (Farmer, Stock-raiser and Dealer, Section 10, Post-Office, Platte City). ... Since his youth Mr. Duncan has ... During the past year he and his partner, Mr. Sanders McComas, shipped from Platte City one hundred and ten car loads of hogs and cattle, ... Five miles southeast of Platte City is located the farm of Mr. Duncan -- a good place of 120 acres, well improved. Though a native of Clay Co. MO, born June 19, 1860, he has resided in Platte the most of his life. His father, James F. Duncan, a Kentuckian by birth, born in Barren county, January 26, 1816, came to Missouri when a young man and settled in Clay county in 1832. He was married in Andrew county, near Savannah, to Miss Sarah Tracy, daughter of Sebert and Anna (Scott) Tracy, both from Garrett Co. KY; Mrs. Duncan also having been born in that State but reared in Andrew county. After their marriage they continued to reside in Clay county until 1866, then settling in Platte county, where Mr. Duncan bought land and improved the farm on which the subject of this sketch now resides, and where he died January 6, 1878. He had served as a gallant soldier in the Mexican War, and also had made two overland trips to California. After spending about two years in the mines he returned by the Isthmus and New Orleans. He was a Master Mason and a consistant member of the Christian Church for nearly thirty years. To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan had been born three sons and four daughters, of whom Thomas B. was the youngest son, one younger sister being married. Thomas grew to manhood at home, receiving, besides a good common school education, the benefits of a course at Prof. Gaylord's school. On the 22d of January, 1885, Mr. Duncan was married in Clay county to Miss Bettie Ecton, daughter of Thomas B. Ecton, deceased, originally from Kentucky and one of the early settlers of Clay county, Mo.; his death occurring January 29, 1881. Mrs. Duncan was born, reared and educated in Clay County. She and her mother are members of the Christian Church.
      Pg.969-70, Platte Co., Carroll Twp: John M. Thatcher. Born Bourbon Co. KY on August 29, 1822, son of Eleven Thatcher and Sabina Hornback; family to Clay Co. MO 1825. John M. Thatcher d. Feb. 14, 1871. Married 22 Dec. 1854 to Miss Martha J. Duncan of Clay Co. The next March he moved to Platte Co. Five children: Joseph D. b. 9/9/1856 mar. Miss Tammie Hall; Eleven b. 3/31/1857 d. 8/14/1884; Sibina b. 4/27/1860 mar. Edgar Spratt, d. 1882; Bettie G. b. 11/1/ 1862, mar. Leroy Garton; John W. b. 11/18/1864. Mrs. Thatcher's father, Joseph Duncan, native of Bourbon Co. KY, farmer, married Miss Mary Brooks of Clark Co. KY. Twelve children, seven of whom are living: Betsey, Judy Ann, Thomas D., Abijah, Joseph, Nancy, and Martha.
      Pg.1069-70, Platte Co., Weston Twp: Robert Murdock, originally of Irish birth; his parents, Robert and Margaret (Duncan) Murdock, natives of Ireland, emigrated to America 1851, settled in Philadelphia, to Platte Co. 1852; on Dec. 1, 1855, his son Robert Jr. was born; mar. 12/1/1881 Miss Emma M. Cook.

1921 "Centennial History of MO (the center state): one hundred years in the Union, 1820-1921" by Walter Barlow Stevens, Vol.IV, Biographies (FHL book 977.8 H2s; old 977.8 H611c)
      Pg.1023: Albert B. Duncan, judge of the probate court and one of the leading members of the Buchanan county bar, was born in a log house in Green township, Platte Co. MO, April 17, 1862. He is a lineal descendant of John Duncan, a Scotchman who emigrated to Virginia at an early day and became the founder of one of the prominent families of the commonwealth. His father, R.F. Duncan, was a pioneer of Platte county and was born in Culpeper Co. VA. The mother, whose maiden name was Sarah A. St. John, was a native of Platte county.
      Judge Duncan was educated in the public schools and in the William Jewell College, from which institution he was graduated in June, 1886, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He removed to St. Joseph the same year ....

1899 "History of Buchanan Co. and St. Joseph, MO" (The Daily News') by The St. Joseph Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.813 H2r)
      Pg.476: ALBERT B. DUNCAN, attorney at law, office in Crawford Theater building, was born on a farm near Dearborn, in Platte Co. MO, April 17, 1862. His father, Richard F. Duncan, was born in Culpeper Co. VA, and his mother, whose maiden name was Sara A. St.John, was born in Platte county. Our subject attended the public schools and went to William Jewell College, from which he graduated in June of 1886, ... (no marriage info given, but includes a photo).

1906 "The Book of Missourians : the achievements and personnel of notable living men and women of Missouri in the opening decade of the twentieth century" ed. by M.L. Van Nada; pub. Chicago: T.J. Steele & Co. (LH10659, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; CA State Library, Sutro branch, book F465 V26; FHL has copy of 1989 reprint by Library of Congress on FHL film 1,651,390)
      Pg.28-29: WILLIAM H. UTZ, lawyer, born July 28, 1864, in Buchanan county, Mo., son of John H. and Sarah E. (Duncan) Utz; father was a Confederate soldier in the Civil war. ... He is a member of the legal co-partnership of Duncan & Utz, composed of Albert B. Duncan and William H. Utz, established January 21, 1897. ...
      Pg.342,345. ALBERT B. DUNCAN, lawyer, born April 17, 1862, in Platte county, Mo., son of Richard F. and Sarah Ann (St.John) Duncan, and his ancestors were Revolutionary soldiers. Educated in the public schools, William Jewell College, 1880-1886, graduating in 1886 with degree of Bachelor of Arts. He was a member of the Phi Gamma fraternity at college. Mr. Duncan was reared on a farm, and after acquiring his education engaged in the practice of law, which he has continued until the present time. He is a member of the legal firm of Duncan & Utz, composed of A.B. Duncan and W.H. Utz, established January 21, 1895. Mr. Duncan was a member of the city council of St.Joseph, Mo., from April, 1891, to April, 1893; prosecuting attorney of Buchanan county from January, 1895, to January 1897; member of the Democratic State Committee 1898-1900; member of the General Assembly from January, 1901, to January, 1905; served as member of the judiciary and appropriation committee and as chairman of the committee on municipal corporations and enrolled bills. Was speaker pro tem of the General Assembly during the session of 1903. ... (MAD: more not copied) Democratic in politics ... Mr. Duncan was married, September 9, 1900, in St.Joseph, Mo., to Mrs. Emma Witherspoon. Business address, Lyceum Theatre building, southwest corner of Fifth and Jule streets; residence address, 1609 South Tenth street, St. Joseph, Missouri. (picture on pg.343)

1915 "History of Northwest MO" by Walter Williams (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.8 W728 Vol.3)
      Pg.722-724: Hon. Albert B. Duncan. "In an early day, two brothers, named respectively John and George Duncan, emigrated from Scotland to the United States. John settled in the State of Virginia (then a province), and George settled in Pennsylvania. From these two men it is believed that all, by this name in the United States have descended." (History of Missouri Baptists, p. 576.)
      Duncan is a Scotch name, and William and John are family names in every generation.
      The most valuable and reliable information concerning the family history of the Duncan family was secured from Judge Daniel A. Grimsley, of Culpeper, Virginia, a lawyer of ability; and of a thorough knowledge of the records of his state and county.
      He says: "From an examination of the records here, I find, that from 1750 to 1790 there lived in Culpeper County four large families by the name of Duncan, that of William and of Charles, of James and of Robert. Tradition in some branches of the family has it that they were Scotchmen and brothers and I have no doubt this is correct. They were people of more than ordinary education. I notice that all deeds, and wills made by them were signed by their own hands, both male and female, which was not at all common in those early days."
      He says further: "All the Duncans of the olden time were farmers or planters, and, so far as my observation goes, it continues to be the leading employment of the family," (which is true at this time), "and they are remarkably good farmers, too. I have never known one to be an indolent, thriftless man."
      The subject of this sketch, who was born in a log house in Green Township, Platte Co. MO, on the 17th day of April, 1862, is therefore a lineal descendant in the seventh generation of the immigrant ancestor, John Duncan, the line of descent being as follows, John, William, William, Frederick, Edward Pendleton, Richard Frederick, and Albert B. They were a race of strong, rugged men. Most of them lived long lives and nearly all became heads of large families.
      Judge Grimsley says: "Now, of the third generation, William Duncan (the son of the first William), who married Rose Norman, died about 1788, and left the following children: William, whose wife was named Lucy, died in 1832; Benjamin, Frederick, James and Elizabeth." All of these were born in, and many of their descendants still live in Culpeper County.
      Frederick was born in 1770, and was there engaged in agricultural pursuits during his entire life, owning a large farm, which he operated mainly with slave labor. He married Susan Stallard, who was also born in that county in 1870(sic), daughter of Randolph Stallard, a chaplain in the Continental army.
      Edward Pendleton Duncan was born in 1803 in Culpeper County, and resided there until after his marriage. In 1837, braving the hardships and privations incidental to frontier life, he came with his family to Missouri, crossing the intervening country with ox teams, and bringing with him all his worldly possessions, including many slaves. He became one among the first settlers of Platte County, locating there shortly after the Platte Purchase and the annexation of six counties to the State of Missouri. ... He settled on a tract of land in what is now Green Township, ... and there resided until his death, which occurred in March, 1869. Uncle Ned, as he was universally known, .... He was married three times, the maiden name of his first wife, and the mother of his children, was Fannie Luttrell; she died in middle life, leaving seven children, namely: Richard F., Virginia, Lucy, James B., Mary Delia, Francis and Edward Willis.
      Richard Frederick was born in Culpeper Co. VA, November 14, 1830. A lad of seven years when he accompanied his parents to Missouri, he was brought up in true pioneer fashion, .... until his death, July 7, 1907.
      The maiden name of the wife of Richard F. Duncan was Sarah Ann St. John. She was born November 14, 1838, in Clay Co. MO, a daughter of Noah St. John. Her paternal grandfather, Joba St. John, was as far as known, a native of South Carolina, and married Jemima Moonehan, who survived him, and after his death came to Missouri, and spent her last years in Platte County, where some of her ten children were living. Noah St. John was born in South Carolina about 1802, and as a young man went to Tennessee, locating near Knoxville, where he met and married Diadama Faubian, daughter of John Faubian, who owned and operated a farm near Knoxville, ... and who attained the remarkable age of one hundred and one years. In 1836 Noah St. John, accompanied by his wife and seven children, journeyed with a covered wagon and pair of horses to Missouri, and for four years lived in Clay County. Moving then to Platte County, Mr. St. John entered a tract of land in what is now Greene Township, .... until his death at the age of four score years. His wife died at the age of seventy-five years. They reared nine children.
      Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frederick Duncan reared nine children, as follows: Richard Franklin, now judge of Platte County Court; Albert B., the special subject of this sketch; William Miner, deceased; Arietta, wife of Charles A. Carson; Remus Edward, living on the old homestead; Boss Walter, superintendent of the Street Railways in Sedalia; Colonel Burnes, of Platte County; John Randall, a farmer and blacksmith in Edgerton; and Dovie Ann, wife of William Smith of Colorado.
      Albert B. Duncan recieved his early education .... On the 9th day of September, 1900, he was married to Mrs. Emma Witherspoon, who was born on April 1, 1872. She was the daughter of George Goodlive ....

1897 "Annals of Platte County, Missouri : from its exploration down to June 1, 1897, with genealogies of its noted families and sketches of its pioneers and distinguished people" by W.M. Paxton, pub. by Hudson-Kimberly Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.8135 H2p and FHL film 1,321,018 item 2 and 1,000,300 item 2; also from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983, and from Lu Durham 1987)
      Pg.650-1: 1878, Jan.: Jan. 5 -- James Duncan dies four miles southeast of Platte City. THE DUNCAN FAMILY. James Duncan was the progenitor of the Duncans of Platte and Clay. He was a native of Virginia, and removed to Bourbon Co. KY. He came to Clay in 1826, and settled near Smithville. He had five sons: 1, Stephen; 2, Alex. B.; 3, William; 4, Matthew; 5, Joseph. Of these, only Matthew and Joseph interest us.
      I. MATTHEW DUNCAN Was born in Virginia in 1778; he married Elizabeth Breckenridge, daughter of Alexander. They came to Clay in 1826. Ch:
            1. GEO. B. DUNCAN, b. in Bourbon Co. KY, Jan. 23, 1817, and now lives in Clinton County. We have already noticed Mr. Duncan, and have given his reminiscences of the early settlement of Platte. He m'd Jan. 1, 1846, Eliza J. Berryman, dr. of Charles. Ch:
                  1. Nannie Duncan, b. April 18, 1847; educated at Daughters' College; m'd Sept. 26, 1866, Frederick Krause, b. in Prussia, March 22, 1837. (See.)
                  2. John H. Duncan, b. Aug. 20, 1849. He attended Daughters' College, and the Bible School ... He preached one year at Platte City, and went to Kansas, and died at Fort Scott, May 29, 1887. He m'd April 26, 1877, Maggie A. Young, b. in Bath Co. KY, a dr. of Willis, and sister of Judge Upton Young and of Senator Waller Young. She still lives with several children.
            Geo. B. Duncan m'd 2d, Mary E. Beckwith, and had:
                  3. Horace B. Duncan, m'd Kate Rymond.
                  4. Myrtle Duncan, m'd James B. Marr.
      II. JOSEPH DUNCAN Was the other son of James Duncan (i) I desire to notice. He married Polly Ann Brooks of Clark Co. KY. Ch:
            1. JAMES DUNCAN, was b. in Montgomery Co. KY, Nov. 15, 1816; m'd March 4, 1850, in Andrew County, Sarah Tracy. In 1851 he went to California overland, and returned in April, 1853; in 1865 he purchased a farm five miles east of Platte City, and here he died Jan. 15, 1878. Mrs. Duncan was b. July 29, 1823; d. Aug. 29, 1891. They were excellent people. Ch:
                  1. Ben Duncan, b. Sept. 28, 1848; m'd Dec. 25, 1877, Eliza Whittock. (See.)
                  2. Mollie A. Duncan, b. Jan. 12, 1853; m'd May 3, 1873, Andrew J. Cox. Ch: ....
                  3. E. Jane Duncan, b. April 14, 1855; m'd Dec. 23, 1874, James H. Wingo, b. Nov. 6, 1848. Ch: ....
                  4. Joseph Duncan, m'd Nov. 2, 1880, Laura McMillan, dr. of David. Ch: (a) Lillie Duncan; (b) Joseph; (c) Winnie Duncan; (d) John.
                  5. Susan Margaret Duncan, b. April 27, 1857; m'd Sept. 4, 1878, E. Frank Wingo. Ch. ....
                  6. Thomas B. Duncan, b. June 29, 1861; m'd Jan. 26, 1886, Bettie Ecton, dr. of Thomas B. Ch: (a) Jas. T.; (b) Ellen Hazle.
                  7. Amanda Duncan, b. July 29, 1863; m'd May 10, 1881, A. Sidney Winston. Ch: ....
            2. JOSEPH DUNCAN (ii), m'd Amanda Clardy, dr. of G.C. (See.)
            3. MARTHA JANE, m'd John M. Thatcher. (See.)
            Mr. Joseph Duncan (i) had other children, with whom we are little concerned. Their names were: 1, Bessie; 2, Judy Ann; 3, Thomas D.; 4, Abijah, 5, Nancy.
            THE BRECKENRIDGES (MAD: only copied a little)
      Mrs. Matthew Duncan, as stated above, was Elizabeth Breckenridge. She was a daughter of Alexander Breckenridge (iii), ... Mrs. Duncan's brothers and sisters were: ... III. JOHN BRECKENRIDGE, lived in Bourbon Co. KY; m'd Polly Duncan, a dr. of James (i), and sister of Matthew. ... V. EDELINE (LINA), m'd a Duncan, and lived in Bourbon Co. KY.

1897 "Annals of Platte County, Missouri : from its exploration down to June 1, 1897, with genealogies of its noted families and sketches of its pioneers and distinguished people" by W.M. Paxton, pub. by Hudson-Kimberly Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.8135 H2p and FHL film 1,321,018 item 2 and 1,000,300 item 2; also from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983, and from Lu Durham 1987)
      Pg.816-8: 1885, April: April 23 -- ... We will now take up the whole DUNCAN FAMILY. Frederick Duncan was born in Culpeper Co. VA, in 1770; married Susan Stallard, born in 1780, daughter of Randolph Stallard (i), a captain in the Continental army. They were the ancestors of the Duncan family of Platte. We notice four of their children:
      I. EDWARD PENDLETON DUNCAN. He married Fannie Luttrell, and came to Platte in 1838. They settled near New Market, and in 1858 he was elected a representative from this county. In 1856 he was elected a member of the county court. He was a courtly and intelligent gentleman, of wealth, integrity, and influence. Ch:
            I. RICHARD F. DUNCAN, m'd Dec. 21, 1859, Sarah Ann St.John, dr. of Noah. Ch: 1. Frank; 2. Albert; 3. William; 4. Etta, m'd Oct. 27, 1890, Chas. A. Carson; 5. Remus E.; 6. Boss; 7. Coleman Duncan; 8. Randall (ii); 9. Dovie.
            II. LUCY DUNCAN, m'd Feb. 14, 1854, Dr. G.W. Field (i). (See.) (MAD: on page just before this one)
            III. VIRGIE A. DUNCAN, b. in 1834; m'd March 15, 1857, E.R. George. ... His parents were Peyton George, b. in 1800, in Fauquier Co. VA, and Aletha Carson, b. Dec. 20, 1801, in Spottsylvania Co. VA. Ch: ....
            IV. MARY DELIA DUNCAN, m'd 1st, Wm. E. Minor. (See.) She was divorced, and m'd 2d, Sept. 14, 1872, David R. Stallard, b. Jan. 17, 1836, son of Albert G. (see) Stallard, b. in Rappahannock Co. VA, July 13, 1813, and of Sallie Luttrell, b. Dec. 23, 1807, and m'd Dec. 31, 1833. ....
            V. JAMES BURRELL DUNCAN, m'd Nannie Guthrie; dead. Children:
                  1. Mona Duncan, m'd Arch. Roy; 2. David; 3. James; 4. Lucy E., m'd Jan. 29, 1890, Alonzo Drais. Children: ...
                  James B. Duncan has married again, and lives in Denver.
            VI. FANNIE DUNCAN, m'd W.P. George. (See.) They live near Camden Point. Ch. ....
            VII. EDWARD WILLIS DUNCAN, m'd Lavinia Duncan, dr. of Harrison. Ch:
                  1. Sallie Duncan; 2. Myrtle; 3. Agnes; 4. Lucy Duncan; 5. Hattie; 6. Edward; 7. Ben Duncan; 8. Maggie.
                  After the death of his first wife, Judge Ed P. (sic) Duncan m'd 2d, Melvina Connet, and after her death he m'd 3d, Agnes McCormick; no children.
      II. JOHN RANDALL DUNCAN, Was born in Culpeper Co. VA, in 1821; married in 1843, Mildred J. Duncan, born March 2, 1821, dr. of Marshall and Polly Duncan. John R. and his wife, Mildred J., live at Camden Point, honored and revered by neighbors and a widely diffused posterity. They came to Platte in 1844. They possess wealth, intelligence, integrity, and Christian faith. They have distributed their lands to their children, and are enjoying comfort and seclusion. Ch:
            I. JAMES L. DUNCAN, m'd Sallie Williams, in Texas. Ch:
                  1. Ed. R. Duncan; 2. Lilian; 3. Lula; 4. Randall; 5. Duff.
            II. CAMILLA DUNCAN, m'd 1st, Jas. Dulin. Ch: ... Camilla m'd 2d, Henry Thorp, and had: ...
            III. MILDRED DUNCAN, dead; m'd 1st, Feb. 23, 1873, Lieut. L.C. Ransdall. Ch: ... Mildred m'd 2d, Hugo Wilkinson. Ch: ...
            IV. ISABEL DUNCAN, dead; m'd Dec. 27, 1876, Marcellus Stallard.
            V. HELEN A. DUNCAN, m'd John Buchanan. Ch: ...
            VI. WILLIAM MARSHALL DUNCAN, b. March 8, 1859; m'd Jan. 4, 1880, Annie T. Smart, dr. of Thos. A., of Kansas City, b. Dec. 28, 1861. He is a farmer, residing near Dearborn. Ch.
                  1. Thomas Duncan, b. Dec. 1, 1880.
                  2. Lillie Lee Duncan, m'd Sept. 2, 1896, Oscar M. Halfried, b. Jan. 15, 1882.
                  3. Bessie B., b. Sept. 19, 1884.
                  4. John R. Duncan, b. June 7, 1888.
                  5. Alta, b. Dec. 3, 1890.
            VII. JOHN STERLING DUNCAN, m'd Emma Maupin, dr. of Richard. Ch:
                  1. Mary Duncan; 2. Grace; 3. Marshall; 4. John Samuel Duncan.
            VIII. ED. LEE DUNCAN, b. Nov. 8, 1867; m'd Dec. 23, 1891, Lottie Trumbo, dr. of John. Ch: 1. Chas. M. Duncan, b. Oct. 28, 1892.
      III. ELDRIDGE DUNCAN, Lived in Virginia. He was the father of
            I. ROBERT DUNCAN, father of
                  1. Robert L. Duncan, m'd Nov. 10, 1890, Grace M. Meads, dr. of Henry (See.)
      IV. MADISON DUNCAN, Lived and died in Virginia.

1897 "Annals of Platte County, Missouri : from its exploration down to June 1, 1897, with genealogies of its noted families and sketches of its pioneers and distinguished people" by W.M. Paxton, pub. by Hudson-Kimberly Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.8135 H2p and FHL film 1,321,018 item 2 and 1,000,300 item 2; also from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983, and from Lu Durham 1987)
      Extracts from cross-references from primary Duncan references; the dates usually refer to another member of each particular family.
      Pg.263: Sept. 20, 1858. Amanda F. Clardy (dau. of Giles C. Clardy and Araminta (Adams) Clardy), b. Aug. 16, 1837; dead; m'd. Jos. Duncan, son of Jas.; 3 children. [MAD: not named]
      Pg.594: Jan. 24, 1875. Eliza A. Whitlock (dau. of Preston Whitlock and Levina (Grover) Whitlock) b. in 1854; md. Dec. 25, 1877, Ben F. Duncan. Ch.: (1) Juliana, b. Sept. 4, 1878. (2) Rose, b. May 2, 1881.
      Pg.814: April 15, 1885. Dr. Geo. W. Field, b. March 30, 1818, in Bourbon Co. KY, m'd. Feb. 14, 1854, Lucy E. Duncan, dau. of Judge Edward P. Mrs. Field lives in Platte City. 8 children.
      Pg.847-8: Oct. 1886. David R. Stallard (son of Albert G. Stallard, d. Oct. 25,1886, and Sallie Luttrell), b. Jan. 17, 1836; m'd. Sept. 14, 1872, Mrs. Mary D. Minor, divorced wife of W.E., and dau. of E.P. Duncan. Marcellus Stallard (bro. of David R. Stallard above) b. Sept. 14, 1844, m'd Dec. 7, 1876, Isabella Duncan, dr. of J.R.
      Pg.875-6: July 1, 1888. Mary A. (Lou) Thatcher (dau. of Daniel Thatcher and Sarah A. (Berryman) Thatcher), m'd. Oct. 14, 1875, John W. Spratt, b. Dec. 29, 1849. Ch. (1) Minnie. Mary A. died, and John W. married, second, Luta Duncan, daughter of S.T. (Duff) [MAD: sic]. John M. Thatcher (bro. of Daniel Thatcher above), b. Aug. 29, 1822; d. Aug. 22, 1892; m'd. Dec. 22, 1854, Martha J. Duncan, dr. of Joseph Duncan and Mary Brooks, 5 children.
      Pg.959: Jan. 9, 1892. William E. Minor died at Neosho, Mo., m'd. first Mary D. Duncan, dau. of Judge Ed P., and was divorced. She then married D.R. Stallard, and he married a Miss Green, of Kentucky.
      Pg.1017-8: Sept. 11, 1894. Frederick Krause. Died at Platte City. Son of Gottlieb Krause and Augusta Hesse, born in Prussia March 27, 1837; came to America in 1852, was at St. Louis in 1855, at Memphis in 1857, and finally settled at Platte City March 26, 1859. Butcher. He prospered and married Elizabeth Christy, who died childless. He then married September 26, 1866, Nannie Duncan, daughter of the venerable Geo. P. Duncan, of Clinton County, and sister of the sainted elder, John H. Duncan (See). She was born April 18, 1847. Mrs. Krause still occupies the family mansion in Platte City. Her children: (1) Annie Krause, b. Aug. 4, 1869; md. Sept. 9, 1891, W.E. Hunter. (2) Evora Krause, b. Sept. 4, 1871. (3) Minnie B. Krause, b. Dec. 14, 1873. (4) John G., b. Oct. 9, 1876. (5) Bertha Krause, b. in 1878. (6) Amelia, b. in 1880. (7) Ida, b. in 1882.
      Pg.1038: July, 1895. Grace M. Meads (dau. of Henry Meads and Myra Maxfield) b. Dec. 16, 1870; m'd. Nov. 10, 1890, Robt. L. Duncan.

1897 "Annals of Platte County, Missouri : from its exploration down to June 1, 1897, with genealogies of its noted families and sketches of its pioneers and distinguished people" by W.M. Paxton, pub. by Hudson-Kimberly Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.8135 H2p and FHL film 1,321,018 item 2 and 1,000,300 item 2; also from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983, and from Lu Durham 1987)
      Pg.912-913: 1890, Jan. 24 -- John Dunagan died near Waldron. THE DUNAGAN FAMILY. Daniel Dunagan, ancestor of the family, came from Ireland in 1780, and married Mary Duncan. He was a patriot soldier in the latter years of the Revolution. Most of the children came to Platte, and settled near Waldron. Children:
      I. DANIEL DUNAGAN (ii), settled in Newton Co. MO.
      II. JAMES DUNAGAN, b. Oct. 25, 1804, in Greene Co. TN; m. Elizabeth Ann Logan, b. Feb. 17, 1814, dr. of W.A. Ch: (MAD: info on grandchildren not copied here)
            Nancy Dunagan b. 8/25/1833 m. 12/26/1850 Joshua R. Noland, b. 4/6/1835, both living.
            John F. Dunagan, b. Feb. 14, 1835, m. April 6, 1856, Nancy Reynolds.
            Mary M. Dunagan, b. March 2, 1837, m. July 28, 1862, Capt. Jas. M. Noland, son of Joshua, d. in Feb. 1865.
            Thomas N. Dunagan (our Tom), b. Feb. 9, 1840; bachelor.
            Daniel D. Dunagan, b. Feb. 22, 1842; m. Nov. 3, 1864, Louisa Malott, d. in 1875. He m. 2nd Hattie Marble.
            Josephine Dunagan, b. April 6, 1854, m. George Hardwicke.
            Sidney J. Dunagan, m. Jas. H. Noland, son of John. (see)
      III. JOSEPH DUNAGAN, d. in March 1863; m. in Clay Co. Mary Davis, and came to Platte in 1837. Ch:
            Eliza Jane Dunagan, m. Jan. 17, 1855, Jonathan Dowdell, and went to KS.
            Levi Dunagan, m. Amanda Fry.
            Hettie Ann.
            Harmon A. Dunagan.
      IV. ANDREW DUNAGAN, d. in Clay in 1833.
      V. JOHN DUNAGAN, b. Sept. 11, 1814; d. Jan. 24, 1890; m. Mary Logan, dr. of W.A. Ch:
            Clement N. Dunagan, m. Eliza Timberlake, dr. of Nic. (See)
            Wm. D. Dunagan, b. Dec. 28, 1846; d. May 4, 1892; m. Perd. Pettillo, dr. of H.T. (children not copied here)
            John R. Dunagan, b. Sept. 28, 1860, m. Dec. 23, 1890, Eva Babcock, dr. of F.M. (children not copied here)
            Ann Elizabeth Dunagan, b. Jan. 7, 1844, m. March 25, 1889, W.M. Bowlin, son of Delana (see). She is W.M.'s present wife. He m. 1st Jan. 30, 1842, Ann Grooms, and he m. 2nd May 29, 1884, Lucretia Timberlake.
            Melinda Dunagan, m. George W. Bazille. Ch. Lucy, Ida.
      VI. ELIZABETH DUNAGAN, m. Ira Ellis and lives in Newton Co. MO.
      VII. NICHOLAS, was a child of Daniel's (i) first wife, who was a West, and they lived in TN.
      (MAD: another daughter named in the estate of David Duncan in Madison Co. AL was Mary Ann Enoch, wife of John Enoch; they have not been located in MO in 1850 census index.)

1893 "Portrait and biographical record of Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Missouri : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States." (anonymous "A Niece"); pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros. (LH10646, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,697,481 item 5 and 1,000,283 item 2)
      Pg.380-383: P.E. FIELD, capitalist, is a Director of Gower Bank, in Gower, Clinton County. He is a native son of Missouri, having been born in Platte County in July, 1859. He is of Scotch-Irish ancestry, and is the third in order of birth of a family of eight children born to George W. and Lucy E. (Duncan) Field. ... In November of 1883 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Carrington, a daughter of James C. Carrington, of Gower, and of their union have been born four children, three daughters and a son: Mary W., James E., Lucy D., and Linnie R. ...
      Pg.638-639: EDWARD ALVA FIELD, among the well-known farmers and stock-raisers of Jackson Township, Buchanan County, owns a farm of 207 acres formerly the property of his father. To this place he removed in March, 1886, ... Mr. Field was born in Platte County, Mo., near the town of New Market, where his parents, Dr. George W. and Lucy E. (Duncan) Field, located about 1840, coming from Kentucky. The father, who landed in the county a poor man, owned at the time of his death in 1885 over 1500 acres, ... was a practicing physician ... Our subject is one of a family of eight children, of whom he is the second in order of birth. Desda, who died on the 15th of March 1893, leaving two children, was the wife of J.L. Cormack, now Judge of the Probate Court of Platte County; Paschal E. is a banker in Gower; William S. is a resident of Platte City; Lizzie E. became the wife of Edward L. Anderson, of Platte City; George W. is a practicing physician in Salt Lake City; John T., M.D., formerly a resident of St. Louis, is now Assistant Physician at Asylum No. 2; and Lulu E. is an attendant at the Columbia College. ... Our subject was born 7th of July 1857, in 1889 at the home of the bride's father William Royston, married Miss Annie Royston, who was born in Platte County, Mo., September 21, 1867 ...

1882 "Historic Sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia & Garfield Cos., Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon" by Frank T. Gilbert, Portland, Ore. (Sacramento Public Library on inter-library loan; also FHL film 928,566 item 2)
      Pg.97-99: Immigration Roll of 1843 (Oregon) ... Duncan, James
      Pg.51: Columbia Co. WA, Appendix: J.W. Duncan; lives one and one-half miles east of Dayton; is a farmer; owns 320 acres of land; address is Dayton. He was born in Platte Co. MO, October 5, 1837; came to Oregon in 1852, and to this county in 1886. (MAD: 1860 Lane Co. OR census)

1891 "Colusa County [CA]: its history with a description of its resources, also biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent residents" by Justus H. Rogers (FHL book 979.433 H2r and film 468,731 item 4 and film 1,000,103 item 4)
      Pg.424: DR. R.B. DUNCAN ... was born in Shelby Co. KY, October 6, 1846. In October, 1851, his father removed to northwest Missouri, living in Daviess and Gentry Counties, where young Duncan worked on a farm in summer and attended such schools as a newly-settled backwoods country afforded, in winter. All the schools in this part of the State were interrupted during the war, as the entire social fabric was generally deranged at the time. After the war, he continued work on the farm till February, 1867, when he began teaching in Platte Co. MO. He was engaged in teaching and going to school alternately for six years. He began the study of medicine in 1869 ... graduating ... March 4, 1873. ... In March, 1874, he was married to Miss S.E. Stone, of Platte Co. MO, by whom he has had four children, none of whom are now living. He practiced his profession from March, 1873, to September, 1880, in Platte Co. MO, when he removed to Orland, California, his present place of residence. ....

1894 "An illustrated history of the state of Montana : containing a history of the state of Montana from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, together with glimpses of its auspicious future, illustrations and full-page portraits of some of its eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and prominent citizens of to-day" by Joaquin Miller; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. (LH12722, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 978.6 H2mj)
      Pg.732: WILLIAM B. GEORGE, a popular young business man of Billings, was born in Platte county, Missouri, in 1865, a son of William P. and Fannie (Duncan) George. The maternal grandfather was an early pioneer of that county, was its first county judge, and was the most extensive hemp-producer in that region. The grandmother was a lineal descendant of the prominent family of Peytons in Virginia. William P. George was an extensive farmer was a director of a military institute and of a female orphan asylum at Camden Point, Missouri. William B., our subject ... in 1885 came to Helena, Montana ... was married June 15, 1892, to Virginia F. Sleeper, a daughter of Nehemiah and Martha J. (Fleming) Sleeper. They have one son, Warren Peyton. ... (MAD: Billings, Yellowstone Co. MT)

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.485: Doniphan Co., White Cloud. MANCE DUNKIN, farmer, P.O. White Cloud, came to Kansas in January, 1861; located in Leavenworth, there remained four months, and then removed to Marysville where he lived one year and was engaged in farming. He then entered Gen. James A. Lane's Provisional Brigade, being assigned to Col. Williams' Regiment, but the services of this force not being accepted by the United States Government, he, after a stay of five months in the army, left, and went to White Cloud where he has resided since, and been engaged in farming. He is a member of Friendship Lodge No. 11, A.F. & A.M., of White Cloud. He was born in Platte County, Mo., in October, 1844, where he lived until he came to Kansas. He was married June 2, 1863, at White Cloud to Miss Nancy Hardin, a native of Hardin County, Ky. They have six children, Hattie, born May 25, 1865; Birlie, born August 30, 1869; George Henry, born June 22, 1851 (MAD: sic); William, born September 10, 1873; Tiny, born May 25, 1875, and Dollie, born July 6, 1882. Mr. Dunkin has a choice farm of eighty acres which he purchased last spring. Forty-five acres of it are under cultivation, the balance being timber land. He has already improved by erecting a new barn, and proposes in the near future to erect a home on the same property for himself and family.

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