Duncan research files of
1850 Putnam Co. MO Census
No Duncan indexed
1860 Putnam Co. MO Census
Pg.542, #1382-1245, William DUNCAN 30 IL farmer $1600-$400
Mary 25 IL
Emiline 1 MO
1870 Putnam Co. MO Census
No Duncan indexed
1880 Putnam Co. MO Census
Elm Township, pg.38, S.D.5, E.D.204
Pg.455B, #329-339, TIMMONS, Jas. T. w/m age 71 mar. farmer OH MD MD
Sarah w/f 67 wife mar. keeps house OH NC NC
DEMONA?, Wm. T.H. w/m 15 G.son single at home MO OH IN
(MAD: does not really look like Timmons or Duncan)
DUNCAN, Ella w/f 16 G.dau. single at home MO MS? IN? (faint)
Pg.455B, #330-340, DUNCAN, Sarah w/f 36 widow keeps house IN OH OH (faint)
Mary F. w/f 12 dau. single at home MO MS IN
Henry S. w/m 7 son single MO MS IN
Lucretia A. 4 dau. single IL MS IN
Sherman Twp., Pg.9, S.D.5, E.D.211
Pg.558A, #77-78, DUNKIN, Joshua w/m 44 mar. farming OH PA PA
Ann w/f 44 wife mar. keeping house OH Germany PA
Edward w/m 17 son single works at farming MO OH OH
Joseph w/m 12 son single works at farming MO OH OH
Fred w/m 9 son single MO OH OH
Charles w/m 7 son single MO OH OH
Oliver w/m 3 son single MO OH OH
(MAD: 1870 Schuyler Co. MO census)
Pg.558A, #78-79, DUNKIN, John F. w/m 24 mar. farming MO OH OH
Henriette w/f 23 wife mar. keeping house OH OH OH
CLEMONS, Leonard Jr. w/m 18 mar. farming MO OH KY
CLEMONS, Lorena w/f 18 wife mar. keeping house IA TN OH
Pg.13? S.D.5, E.D.211 (very faint heading)
Pg.559D, #5-6, DUNCAN, Samuel w/m 46 mar. farming KY KY KY
Ruth W. w/f 44 wife mar. keeping house IL KY KY
Jessie G. w/f 13 dau. single at school IL KY IL
Ketura B. w/f 11 dau. single at school MO KY IL
Kitty A. w/f 8 dau. single MO KY IL
Arthur S. w/m 6 son single MO KY IL (?effestron of spine & partial loss of speech caused by cerebral spinal meningitis)
Joseph w/m 23 brother single farming IL KY KY
(MAD: 1870 Andrew Co. MO census)
Putnam Co. MO Index of deeds v.1, 1847-1860 (FHL film 1,010,767; SLC 5/11/2013)
C-119: Dunkin, John Y. & wife to Wm. Warmack, March 30, 1857, March 30, 1857, W.D., lot 6 in B of in Unionville
C-392: Duncan, Samuel & wife to Samuel Bland, Feb. 19, 1857, Aug. 28, 1857, W.D., S 1/2 NE 1/4 36-66-21, 80 acres
C-442: Dunken, Silas & wife to Harrison Wills, June 9, 1853, Oct. 7, 1857, W.D., NW 1/4 NE 10-66-20, 84-1/2 acres
D-28: Duncan, George C. & wife to Alfred Williams & George BoSey?, Aug. 26, 1857, Feb. 25, 1858, W.D., E 1/2 NW & SW N 15-66-22, 120 acres
D-571: Duncan, Thomas H. & wife to Adison Sparks, Sept. 18, 1858, Feb. 15, 1859, W.D., W 1/2 NW, NW NE, 27-66-20, 120 acres
B-541: Dunkin, John Y. from Clement Warmack & wife, Oct. 2, 1856, Oct. 2, 1856, W.D., Lot 6 B7 in Town of Unionville
C-446: Dunkin, Silas from Joseph Wells & wife, Sept. 4, 1857, Oct. 7, 1857, W.D., W 1/2 NE 10-66-20, 84-1/2 acres
Putnam Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/17/2014; have JPG images)
Deeds v. A-B 1847-1857 (FHL film 1,010,770)
B-541: 2 Oct. 1856 by Clement Wamack and Nancy B. his wife of Putnam Co. MO to John Y. Dunkin of afsd, for $150 paid, sell parcel of land in Putnam Co. MO, Lot No.6 in Block No.7 in town of Unionville, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Clement (X) Wamack, Nancy B. (X) Wamack. Ack. 2 Oct. 1856 by Clement Wamack and Nancy B. Wamack before Moses Bradshaw, Justice of County Court. Filed for record 2 Oct. 1856. (FHL film 1,010,770)
Deeds v. C-D 1856-1859 (FHL film 1,010,771)
C-119: John Y. Dunkin and Sarah A. Dunkin his wife of Putnam Co. MO for $150 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Putnam Co. MO, Lot No.6 in Block 7 in town of Unionville, with appurtenances, warrant title. 30 March 1857. /s/ John Y. Dunkin, Sarah A. (X) Dunkin. Ack. 30 March 1857 by John Y. Dunkin and Sarah A. Dunkin before Daniel N. Thatcher, Clerk of County Court, by Wm. A. Shelton, Deputy. Filed for record 30 March 1857, recorded 27 May 1857. (FHL film 1,010,771)
C-392: 19 Feb. 1857, Samuel Duncan and Ruth his wife of Putnam Co. MO, to Samuel Bland of same, for $100 paid, sell real estate in Putnam Co. MO, the S 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.66N Range 21W, containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Samuel (X) Duncan, Ruth Duncan. Wit. N.W. Hauthorn. Ack. 19 Feb. 1857 by Samuel Duncan and Ruth his wife before N.W. Hawthorn, Notary Public. Filed Aug. 28, 1857, recorded Dec. 18, 1857. (FHL film 1,010,771)
C-442: 9 June 1853, Silas Dunkin and Isabel his wife of Putnam Co. MO to Harrison Wills of afsd, for $105.62 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in county & state afsd, being NW 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.66 Range 21 containing 84-1/2 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Silas Dunken, Isabel Dunken. Wit. Elias "Bradsaw," J.P. Ack. June 9, 1853, by Silas Dunkin and Isabel his wife before Elias Bradshaw, J.P. Filed 7 Oct. 1857, recorded 1 March 1858. (FHL film 1,010,771)
C-446: 4 Sept. 1857, Joseph Wells and Catharine his wife of Wayne Co. IA to Silas Dunkin of afsd, for $100 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Dodge Co. MO, the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.66 Range 20 containing 84-1/2 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph (X) Wells, Katharine (X) Wells. Wit. Soloman Burner. Ack. 4 Sept. 1857 by Joseph Wells and Catharine his wife before Seth Anderson, County Judge of Wayne Co. IA. Filed Oct. 7, 1857, recorded March 2, 1858. (FHL film 1,010,771) (MAD: per Handy Book, Dodge Co. MO was formed 1851 and discontinued in 1853, from/to Putnam Co. MO)
D-28: 26 Aug. 1857, George C. Duncan and Lucrecia Duncan his wife of Putnam Co. MO to Alfred Williams and George W. Bates of afsd, for $600 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Putnam Co., the E 1/2 of NW 1/4 and SW 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.15 in Twp.66 Range 22 estimated to contain 120 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ George C. (X) Duncan, Lucretia Duncan. Ack. 31 Aug. 1857 in Putnam Co. MO by George C. Duncan and Lucrecia Duncan his wife before Isaac J?. Busby, J.P.. Filed for record Feb. 25, 1858, recorded April 6, 1858. (FHL film 1,010,771) (MAD: See Lincoln Co. MO Deed N-596 for George C. Duncan and wife Lucretia)
D-570/571: Thomas H.P. Duncan and Susan A. Duncan his wife of Mercer Co. MO for $800 paid by Adison Sparks of Mercer Co. MO, sell real estate in Putnam Co. MO, the W 1/2 of NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.66 Range 22 containing 120 acres according to survey, with appurtenances, warrant title. 18 Sept. 1858. /s/ Thomas H.P. Duncan, Susan A. Duncan. Ack. 18 Sept. 1858 by Thomas H.P. Duncan and Susan A. Duncan his wife before W.C. Brannee? (Branner?), J.P. of Mercer Twp., Mercer Co. MO. Filed for record Feb. 15, 1859. (FHL film 1,010,771)
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 J., widow Duncan, Effie, minor Duncan, Effie, Gdn.; F 30 Iowa Inf.; 1882 April 12, Invalid Appl. #446052, Cert. #306345, MO; 1915 Nov. 15, Widow Appl. #1055835, Cert. #827457, MO; 1916 July 22, Minor Appl. #1069570, Cert. #813049, MO; remarks XC2693155. (MAD: 1910 Putnam Co. MO)
Lincoln Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/18/2014; have JPG images)
N-596/598: 24 Feb. 1858, George K.C. Duncan and Lucretia Duncan of Pike Co. IL for $1140 paid by Allen Kench of Pike Co. IL, sell tract of land, Lot No.6 as assigned and allotted to G.K. Duncan by commissioners appointed by Lincoln Circuit Court ... division of estate of John S. Duncan, recorded Book K pg.2 & following (MAD: see L-12), 100 acres off west end of NE 1/4 and 80 acres the E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.36 S48 of Range 1W, making in all 180 acres excepting 60 acres off north end of said land heretofore conveyed to G.C. Bowen by and from us, the said land is in Lincoln Co. MO, warrant title. /s/ George K.C. Duncan, Lucretia Duncan. Ack. 24 Feb. 1858 before J.N. Crenshaw, J.P., Pike Co. IL. Certification by Strather Grigsby, Clerk of Pike Co. Court, for Nicholas Crenshaw, 15 March 1858. Filed for record 14 April 1858. (FHL film 973,672) (MAD: see Putnam Co. MO Deed D-28, Aug. 26, 1847, for George C. Duncan and wife Lucretia)
1919 "A Standard history of Kosciusko County, Indiana : an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development; a chronicle of the people, with family lineage and memoirs" by Lemuel W. Royse, pub. by Lewis Pub. (FHL book 977.282 H2s & v.2; IN State Library book 977.291 K86S 1919, from C.T. Duncan 12/2007)
Vol.2, pg.518-519: SILAS DUNCAN. One of the best known citizens of Scott Township is Silas Duncan, who for many years has lived in Kosciusko County and is still vigorously and diligently attending to his duties as a farmer and stock raiser on his place four and three-quarter miles southeast of Nappanee.
Mr. Duncan was born in Putnam County, Missouri, June 7, 1855, a son of Silas and Isabelle (Cook) Duncan. He was the youngest of four children and his birth occurred after his father's death. He has a sister still living, Lucinda, widow of James Stackhouse of Bourbon, Indiana.
In April, 1863, Mrs. Silas Duncan, the widowed mother, came to Kosciusko County with her children and settled in Scott Township, where she lived until her death. She had married John M. Miller in Missouri, and they traveled overland from that state to Indiana in a wagon. The father of Silas Duncan, Sr., was an Englishman and his wife was an Irish woman. During the journey from Missouri to Indiana, John M. Miller and family ... Mr. and Mrs. Miller had one daughter, Anna B., wife of William H. Clinger, of Warsaw.
Silas Duncan, Jr., was only eight years of age when he came with his mother to Scott Township. He lived at home until he was sixteen and then started out for himself, having some knowledge of farming and a fair district school education. On June 19, 1881, he married Mary A. Harlan, who was born in Prairie Township of this county August 24, 1854, daughter of William and Eliza (Boggess) Harlan. She was reared in Van Buren Township and attended the district schools there. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Duncan settled on her mother's farm and lived there for some years and then moved to Plain Township, and from there in 1906 came to their present place of fifty acres in Scott Township. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are members of the Church of God and in politics he is a republican. Their children are: Morris, who is married and lives in Van Buren Township; William H., whose home is west of Warsaw; Charles L., deceased; Nora I., wife of William Cain of Scott Township; Maude, wife of James McCubbin of Leesburg; and Caroline, unmarried and at home.
Mrs. Duncan is, as already noted, a daughter of William and Eliza Harlan. Her great-grandfather, George Harlan, was a native of Virginia, moved in pioneer times to Kentucky, and in 1806 left that state and went to Ohio, and died near Dayton. He had eleven children, seven sons and four daughters, James, Samuel, John M., George, William, Elijah, Jacob, Elizabeth, Sarah, Nancy and Mary Jane.
Samuel Harlan, grandfather of Mrs. Duncan, was born January 11, 1800, and died December 22, 1842. On coming to Indiana he first settled in Wayne County and afterwards in Henry County. His second wife was Eliza Ardney, and they had five children. William Harlan, father of Mrs. Duncan, was born in Henry County, Indiana, and in 1852 married Eliza Boggess. By that marriage there were four children: Jerome; Mary, Mrs. Duncan; Sophronia, wife of John Estep; and George. Mrs. Duncan's mother died in 1859 and her father then married Caroline Raker, who bore him four children.
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