Duncans in Randolph Co. MO


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

Last revised November 22, 2010

Formed 1829 from Chariton
Macon formed 1837 from Randolph


1840 Randolph Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.279  Clinton Cockrill      1000,01    - 1001,0000,1
   290  Caswell Duncan        0100,01    - 1200,1
          (MAD: 1830, 1850 Howard Co. MO census)
   293  Fielding Cockrill     2000,11    - 0000,01

1850 Randolph Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Silver Creek Twp.
Pg.209, #180, Jane Cockrill 53 "Penn" (PA) -- $1500
                  John 20, James 15 MO
                  Thomas 12, Ann E. 10 MO
                  (MAD: possibly the Jane Duncan, wife of Benjamin Cockrell, from Fayette Co. KY by 1825; see Fayette Co. KY deed 2-147)
Salt Springs Twp.
Pg.219, #317, W. DUNCAN (m) 30 KY farmer
                  Eliza 30 MO
                  John 6, Elizabeth 3 MO
                  (MAD: Willis Duncan; 1860 Carroll Co. MO census; Willis Duncan mar. Eliza Green 3/15/1842 Howard Co. MO; one Willis C. Duncan said to be born 1/27/1821, mar. Eliza Florence G.... 3/15/1842 Monroe Co. MO, died 3/8/1853 Randolph Co. MO, son of David Duncan of 1850 Monroe Co. MO census per Eliza Florence Duncan Hudson 1861-1941, through info of Shirley A. Hanson)
Prairie Twp.
Pg.265, #930, M. DUNCAN (m) 29 KY farmer $200
                  Harriet 21 VA
                  Gabriel 1 MO

1860 Randolph Co. MO Census
Prairie Twp.
Pg.821, #108-108, P.P. DUNCAN (m) 24 MO farmer $250-$390
                  Sarah 25 MO
                  David ("f") 1 MO
                  (MAD: Phillip B. Duncan mar. Mrs. Sarah H. Palmer 1/12/1858; Philip & family in 1870 Atchison Co. KS census; from 1850 Monroe Co. MO census; name plainly written "David" but was Dora in 1870; said to be born 4/21/1836, son of David Duncan of 1850 Monroe Co. MO census)
Salt Springs Twp, P.O. Huntsville, pg.119
Pg.921/337, #767-764, Sally W. DUNSON (f) 42 VA farmer $2000-$500
                  Williette (f) 24 VA
                  Flemming (m) 22 MO clerk
                  Montague (m) 21 MO farmer
                  William 10 MO
                  Sally 9 MO
                  Benthy (m) 3 MO
                  Elizabeth 77 VA (blank) $0-$3500
Salt Spring Twp.
Pg.938, #899-896, Green B. DUNCAN 42 KY farmer $400-$200
                  Nancy 38 KY
                  Willis G. 16, John W. 11 MO
                  Nancy E. 7, Francis M. (m) 3 MO
                  Zerilda (f) 2, Laura Y. 1 MO
                  (MAD: 1850 Monroe Co. MO census; said to be born 5/7/1818, mar. Nancy Jane Rice 7/10/1841 Monroe Co. MO, died 2/1/1893, son of David Duncan of 1850 Monroe Co. MO census)
Pg.939, #906-903, Sarah DUNCAN 32 MO farmer $800-$100
                  William H. 7, John E. 5 MO
                  Laura A. 3 MO
                  Nancy GREEN 35 KY
                  (MAD: George W. Duncan mar. Sarah Green 9/5/1855; possibly the son of David Duncan of 1850 Monroe Co. MO census)

1870 Randolph Co. MO Census
Salt Springs Twp., P.O. Cairo
Pg.242, #257-253, RICE, Wm. 56 KY farmer $2500-$600
                  Sarah 48 MO keepg house
                  Elisa A. 21 MO
                  N?. C. (m) 19 MO
                  L. H. (m) 17 MO
                  A. G. (m) 14 MO
                  DUNCAN, Wm. H. 17 MO
                  John E. 16 MO
                  L.H. (f) 13 MO
Pg.242-243, #259-255, DUNCAN, G.B. (m) 53 KY farmer $500-$400
                  Nancy 48 KY keeping house
                  N.E. (f) 17 MO
                  F.M. (m) 15 MO
                  S.C. (f) 12 MO
                  L.F. (f) 11 MO
                  Geo. W. 7 MO
                  Wm. P. 4 MO
                  John W. 21 MO
Silver Creek Twp., P.O. Cairo
Pg.275, #68-68, BURTON, A.F. (m) 33 MO farmer & overseer of poorhouse, $3000-$600
                  P.M. (f) 30 MO keeping house
                  Wm. T. 1 MO
                  James M. 11/12 MO b.Sept.
                  DUNKIN, Bim? (Birn?) (m) 38 MO BLACK Invalid
                  Eliza 40 MO BLACK cook
                  Henry 6 MO BLACK
                  Bird? (Birch?) (f) 3 MO BLACK
                  & others
Pg.279, #114-114, DUNCAN, Wm. G. 50 KY farmer $3000-$700
                  E.C. (f) 22 MO keeping house
                  S.H. (f) 18 MO "S" (in occupation column)
                  J.M. (m) 13 MO (ditto)
                  W.G. (m) 11 MO (ditto)
                  E.F. (f) 8 MO
                  (MAD: definitely Wm.; Willis G. in 1860 Carroll Co. MO census)
Moberly (town)
Pg.314, #32-32, SLATER?, Catherine 60 VA (blank)
                  DOGGETT, Cyrus 30 VA physician $800-$400
                  Bell M. (f) 30 VA keeping house
                  Fletcher M. (m) 3 VA
                  Bessie E. (f) 2 VA
                  DUNCAN, Richard M. 21 MO clerk in drugstore
                  (MAD: 1860 Lincoln Co. MO census)


Randolph Co. MO Deed Indexes and Deeds
   Index 1829-1841 (FHL film 975,190)
      "Books A and B not available" (card catalog); listings below for those volumes from index only
      A-140: Duncan, David to Compbin, G. & Glasgon, W.
      B-183: Duncan, Caswell and wife to Cyrus/Lynes, Nathaniel, 29 Oct. 1836
      B-532: Duncan, Caswell from Howard, Christopher and wife, 30 Nov. 1836
   Index 1830-1857 (FHL film 975,191)
      E-234: Concluded 30 May 1844; James Duncan, half brother and heir at law of Hugh Freighner decd, and Sarah Duncan his wife of City of Louisville [Jefferson Co.], KY, to Thomas Pearce of Jefferson Co. KY, $100, the undivided half of SE 1/4 Sec.23 Twp. 53 N. Range 16 W in Military Dist. of State of MO, which was patented to Hugh Freighner for his services in the army unformably (?) to warrent #15038, he having served in McLeans or Weleans Co. of 8th Reg. of Infantry. Reg. Jefferson Co. KY. James Dunkin written over James Duncan. (FHL film 975,194)
      F-276: 27 March 1820, William Duncan of Warren Co. OH to Daniel Fisher of same, $130, NW 1/4 Sec.27, Twp 55N R16W, 160 acres, in dist. of lands, Military boundaries in MO Territory, patented to said William Duncan 9 Feb. 1819. No wife. Wit. Jas. Rossman, James W. Lancer. Reg. Warren Co. OH 27 March 1820, reg. 21 Aug. 1846 Randolph Co. MO. Next deed F-277 dated 15 April 1820, Daniel Foster sold the land; next deed 26 Nov. 1820, final sale dated 4 Nov. 1843; deeds and chain of title not copied. (FHL film 975,195)
      G-336: 31 Jan. 1849, Wyatt (X) McFaddin and wife Lucretia (X) to Willis Duncan, both Randolph Co. MO, $400, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.23 T54N R16, 80 acres. Wit. Wm. Henderson JP. (FHL film 975,195)
      G-394: 20 April 1849, Willis Duncan and wife Eliza to Samuel G. Johnson and Joseph W. Baker, all Randolph Co. MO, $200, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.23 T54 R16, 80 acres; mortgage; Duncan owes $100 to Caswel Wisdom cosigned by Johnson, and $100 to McFaddin cosigned by Johnson. Paid in full 7 Feb. 1851. (RHL film 975,195)
      H-170: 15 Oct. 1849, Ruphus M. Johnson to Henry B. Duncan, both Randolph Co. MO, $50, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.22 T54 R16, 80 acres. Wit. Wm. Henderson JP. (FHL film 975,196)
      H-642: 11 Feb. 1852, Benjamon F. Stephens and wife Francis A. of Randolph Co. MO to George W. Dunkin of Monroe Co. MO, $260, E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.23 T54 R16, 80 acres (sometimes written "Dunklin"). Chain of title given but not copied. Wit. John H. Thomas, Wm. M. Srimpler?. (FHL film 975,196)
      H-735: 12 April 1842, Henry B. (X) Dunkin and wife Phoeba (X) of Grundy Co. MO quit claim to Willis Dunkin of Randolph Co. MO, $75, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.22 T54 R16. Reg. in Grundy Co. MO. (FHL film 975,196)
      I-217: 4 March 1843, Caswell Duncan and wife Joicy (X) of Howard Co. MO to Nathaniel Sims of Randolph Co. MO, $1100, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.2 T55 R14, 86 acres, and SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.2 T54 R14W, 80 acres. No wit. (FHL film 975,196)
      J-138: 12 March 1855, mortgage; Green B. Duncan and wife Nancy (X) to George W. Duncan, all Randolph Co. MO, $101.75, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.22 T54 R16, 40 acres; reference to note to Caswell Wisdom, George W. Duncan security. Paid 23 Aug. 1858. /s/ Martin Green, Green B. Duncan. (FHL film 975,197)


Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/judiciary/supremecourt/
      Supreme Court Case Files; Contributor Appellant James Sipple, Appellant Martin Sipple, Respondent Jonathan Dunkin, filed 1832, Randolph Co., 1st District, Civil proceeding, Refused; Writ denied for absence of affidavit; Identifier Old Box Number 522, Old Folder Number 12, Location 16A/5/2, Box 113, Folder 10; Courtesy of the Missouri State Archives.


Fayette Co. KY County Court Deed (FHL film 8,696)
      2-147: Power of attorney; 21 Oct. 1826, John Duncan of Mobile, Samuel Duncan now of Fayette Co. KY, and Benjamin (X) Cockrill in right of and for his wife Jane late Jane Duncan of MO, appoint Garland Gentry of Fayette Co. KY our attorney to settle all differences with our coheirs of Samuel Duncan decd, to give receipts and acquittances, to make deeds to land descended to us or which our father was bound to convey to John Muir, and to receive a deed or deeds from him to whomever our atty. may choose or to himself in fee simple & in general to do everything for us & in our behalf as fully in reference to said Samuel Duncan's estate as if we were present and had done the same .... Acknowledged in court 21 Oct. 1826.

Fayette Co. KY Circuit Court Suits, 1845 - Bundle/Box #1095; Duncan vs. Duncan hrs. (from Karen King Scales 1/1999; many other documents in this file)
      To the Hon Judge of the Fayette Circuit Court in Chancery sitting, sheweth unto your Honor, your oratrix Sarah Duncan
      That she was married to Samuel Duncan late of Fayette County K. on the 25th day of August and lived with him in lawful matrimony until his death which took place on the 25th day of August 1825 That during coverture and at the time of his death the said Samuel Duncan was seized and possessed of a certain tract of land in the county aforesaid of 185 acres, which is now in possession of two of the heirs, as will be hereafter shewn. Said deceased also left personal estate & slaves; died intestate and Simeon B. Allen was appointed admr. he having removed from the county Garland Genry was appd admr. debonis non, he having died, David Watts has been appointed curator of the estate of Garland Genry. The heirs and distributees of said Saml Duncan decd are Nancy Gentry, Samuel Duncan, John Duncan of Texas, Elizabeth Poindexter of Illinois, Will Mahan & Sarah wife late Duncan of Illinois, Benjamin Cockerell & Jane his wife late Duncan of Missouri, and Visa Duncan widow of David Duncan, and her children names unknown, in this county, all of whom are made defendents hereto.
      Your oratrix alleges that at the time of her late husbands death, her children being all present and of full age, she made an agreement with them to sell her dower to them to enable them to make a sale of the estate and a division, as they engaged to pay her one eighth part of the proceeds, which amounted to about $360 in consideration therefor. Simeon B. Allen was appointed admr. of Saml Duncan and entered upon the duties of the office, but removed before completing it, and Garland Gentry was appointed and qualified as admtr. debonis non, and died in the year 1837. Said Gentry had purchased at the sale of the estate, one hundred acres of the land and as your oratrix alleges retained in his hands of the purchase money, the amount which was to have been paid to her for her dower. David Duncan purchased the remainer of the land and his widow and heirs now reside on the same. Your oratrix has thus been deprived of her money by said Gentry, except the sum of $129 which she purchased at the sale of the personal property the deceased, and for the purpose of defrauding her of her just rights, said widow & hers of Garland Gentry viz John an minor & Polly Ann who has married Allenton Sharp, who are made defendants hereto, refuse to pay her the balance due her and all which is contrary to equity. Wherefore & she prays that said defendants may answer the allegations herein set forth, particularly what was the amount for which the estate of said deceased was sold and that a particular amount there of be rendered into court, and upon a hearing of this cause your oratrix prays that said Garland Gentrys widow & heirs & admr be decreed to pay to her the amount due her upon said agreement with interest. Or in the event of a failure to to do, that a commissioner be appd to allot her dower in said estate, consisting of the 185 acres of land aforesaid, and five slaves viz Moses, Isabella, Joseph, grace & Lydia - and also stock on the farm, and whatever else the equity of her case may entitle her to. She prays the Comth ___ of ___ &c.
      McCalla's PQ.
      Fayette County Sct.
      Sworn to this day by said Sarah Duncan before me a justice of the peace and for said county. Given under by hand this 27th day of September 1843. /s/ James L. Hickmand J.P.

Howard Co. MO Deed
      T-229/231: 17 Jan. 1842, Leander Amick and wife Eliza Amick of Howard Co. MO to Caswell Duncan of Randolph Co. MO, for $300??, sell parcel in Howard Co. MO, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.26 T50 R17W, containing 80 acres, also N 1/2 E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.27 T50 R17 North of the Missouri River. Both signed. Wit. W.E. Hackley, /s/ William E. Hackley, JP. Delivered for record 24 Jan. 1842. (FHL film 963,451; SLC 9/8/2010)


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 R., widow Duncan, Martha J.; G 9 MO S. Mil. Cav., A 14 MO Cav.; 1880 May 14, Invalid Appl. #365305, Cert. #398246; 1905 April 10, Widow Appl. #826020, Cert. #603337, MO. (MAD: ?? 1860 Moniteau Co. MO; 1870 Howard Co. MO; 1880 Randolph Co. MO)

HISTORIES before 1923

"MO Baptist Biography" by J.C. Maple & R.P. Rider, Vol.IV (ca 1914; date not given on title page) (from Donald Duncan 5/1991)
      Pgs.94-99, Rev. WILLIAM DUNCAN, 1776-1846; religious activity in MO 1830-1846.
            We are fortunate in finding a sketch of the life of this very useful man, written by his son, Dr. W.H. Duncan. The MO Baptist Historical Society, as the custodian of all obtainable records of Baptist history in MO, has furnished the material for this sketch.
            Rev. William Duncan was born in Amherst Co., VA, 22 Feb. 1776. His father, Rev. John Duncan, was a Baptist preacher and contributed largely to the overthrow of the union of church and state in America. When about twenty years of age, William was truly converted and united with the local Baptist Church. Very soon thereafter he entered upon his life work as a minister of the gospel. ... He became pastor of Ebenezer, Mount Moriah and Pedlar Churches in Amherst Co., and of Rock Fish, once Jonesborough in Nelson Co. Some of these churches he served continuously for 37 years. He was married to Miss Sally Henly while quite a young man. This union was blessed with eight children, two sons and six daughters. The children had sought homes in the then new state of MO. That the parents might be still in close contact with their children, the father, in 1830, resigned the pastorate of the churches ... and moved to Callaway Co. MO. After eight years of service in Callaway Co., he moved to Howard Co. and secured a home two miles south of Fayette, the county seat. During the time of his residence in Howard Co., he served five churches at various times. ... In October, 1846, he was present at the meeting of the Mount Pleasant Association at Ebenezer Church in Randolph Co. While preaching to a large congregation, he was attached by a congestive chill; he was able to ride to his home some twenty miles distant, but was then placed on his dying bed, where he died about 48 hours later. He had been pastor of the church in Huntsville, Randolph Co., for eight years.
      MAD: The obituary in the "Missouri Democrat" of 21 Oct. 1846 and 9 Dec. 1846 stated that Elder William Duncan died 9 Oct., Minister of Baptist Church at Huntsville, a minister nearly 50 years, left widow Sally and family; from "Death Records of MO Men from Newspapers, 1808-1854" by George P. Wilson (pg.49, FHL book 977.8 V4w; from Vivian Ruegge 2/1984)
      (MAD: one Sarah Duncan died 1849 Moniteau Co. MO leaving heirs Louisa Smith, Wm. Duncan, Elizabeth L. Smith, Mary Smith, Sarah M. Clasby, Samuel J. Duncan, Frances J. Howard, Letters Testamentary granted John S. Howard 3/16/1849, Francis J. Howard admix. 10/18/1851. Frances J. Duncan mar. John L. Howard 9/1/1840 Howard Co. MO; Sarah Duncan mar. Mr. Clasty 10/2/1834 Boone Co. MO; Dr. William H. Duncan, b.1803 VA, of Callaway Co. MO mar. Susan W. Harris 10/6/1831 Boone Co. MO, and with Mary Smith, widow of Edmund Smith, were execs. of estate of Edmund Smith in 1849-1850 Boone Co. MO; Samuel I/J. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Price 10/16/1844 Howard Co. MO, b. Amherst Co. VA per 1883 "History of Howard & Cooper Cos. MO")

1884 "History of Randolph and Macon Counties, Missouri, Together with a condensed history of Missouri; a reliable and detailed history of Randolph and Macon counties; their pioneer record, resources, biographical sketches of prominent citizens; general and local statistics of great value; incidents and reminiscences" by National Historical Society (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 R19Hi)
      Pg.672-3, Randolph Co.: RICHARD G. DUNCAN (Of R.G. Duncan & Bro., Dealers in General Merchandise, P.O., Yates). Richard G. Duncan, postmaster at Yates, ... is a native of Kentucky, born in Grayson [MAD: Hardin] county, May 26, 1843. When he was nine years of age he came with his parents, William S. and M.E. (Thomas) Duncan to Marion Co. MO, where they settled in 1852, near Middle Grove. The father died there in 1856, and they returned to Kentucky (the mother and her family, including Richard G.) immediately after the father's death. There the mother subsequently married Rev. Ezra Ward, a prominent Presbyterian minister. But he also died in 1863. Richard G. in the meantime had learned the saddler's trade, and he came to Missouri the year following his stepfather's death. He located at Paris, in Monroe county, and worked there for two years ... He came to this county in 1870, and secured a farm near Yates, ... In the meantime, in 1870, his mother came from Kentucky and made her home with him. ... His brother, Thomas J., ... On the 29th of May, 1866, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Laura E. Penn, a daughter of W.N. Penn, a prominent citizen of Monroe county. She died February 3, 1868. No children survive their marriage. ....

1884 "History of Monroe and Shelby counties, Missouri ... : including a history of their townships, towns and villages together with a condensed history of Missouri ... biographical sketches of prominent citizens" pub. by National Historical Co. (FHL book 977.832 H2h)
      Pg.463-4, Monroe Co., Woodlawn Twp.: JAMES DUNCAN (Farmer, Post-office, Duncan's Bridge). It was for Mr. Duncan's father, David Duncan, that Duncan's Bridge was named, and he, the father, was one of the sturdy pioneers of Missouri. He came to this State with his family away back in the territorial days of the country. His wife was a Miss Elizabeth Finney before her marriage and they reared a worthy family of children. On coming to Missouri they first located in Howard county, then a sort of center for settlers. But later along they removed to Randolph county and finally settled permanently in Monroe county. ... James Duncan, the subject of this sketch, was born in Kentucky, August 1, 1814, but was principally reared in Missouri. .... Away back in 1835, he was married to Miss Mary V. Taylor. ...

1884 "History of Marion County, Missouri... : together with a condensed history of Missouri, the city of St. Louis, a reliable and detailed history of Marion County" by E.F. Perkins (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 M34Hi; and FHL film 823,589)
      Pg.909: MILTON BRADLEY ... born October 13, 1811, in Scott county, where he grew to manhood. He is the son of Stephen and Margaret (Duncan) Bradley. His father was a Kentuckian, and his mother a native of Scotland. When 16 he learned the trade of cabinet maker. In 1830 he came to Marion county, and settled at Palmyra; one year later his father followed him, and died in Palmyra in 1835, with cholera, his brother, Daniel Bradley, dying the same day. In 1836 Mr. Bradley moved to Randolph Co. MO, where he lived eleven years. He then returned to Marion county, where he has since resided, engaged in farming and working at his trade. In 1837 he was married to Miss Mary A. Johnson, of Randolph county. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley are members of the Christian church -- he for twenty years, and she for forty. ....
      MAD: one George Duncan of Charlestown, SC, bachelor, had mother Mary Duncan widow and sister Margaret Bradly, in May 1784, in American Administration and Probate Acts in the Prerogative Court of Cantebury, 1781-1790 (pg.45, Vol.68, 1980, "National Gen. Society Quarterly" from Evelyn Sigler 5/1983)

"The Bay of San Francisco [California] : the metropolis of the Pacific Coast and its suburban cities : a history." by Daniel Webster; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1892, 1411 pgs. (LH11196, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 468,744 item 1 and 1,000,122)
      Vol.1, pg.583: Samuel Patten Tate, a dentist of Oakland, was born near Moberly, Missouri, July 12, 1864, a son of Samuel Patten and Margaret (Baker) Tate. S.P. Tate, Sr., born in VA, moved with his parents to KY, where the father lived to an advanced age. ... S.P. Sr. lived with his parents until his majority, ... In young manhood he moved to Missouri and was there married about 1850. ... S.P. Tate, Sr., located in Moberly, Missouri ... came to California in 1872, and settled on a ranch near Linden, San Joaquin county, selling out before the close of 1872. Settling the family in Stockton, ... sheep raising in Fresno county, later on he settled on a ranch in Merced county, with the family, and in 1879 moved to Oakland, and retired from active business. The children of S.P. and Margaret Tate are: ... Margaret Catherine, now the wife of Richard M. Duncan, formerly a druggist of Moberly, Missouri, now a grocer in Oakland, has one boy, Harry K.; William T., now a clerk with Mr. Duncan, has one boy, Clarence. (MAD: Moberly, Randolph Co. MO; Oakland, Alameda Co. CA)

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.387, Atchison Co., Atchison. P.P. DUNKIN, contractor and plasterer, Atchison, Kan., was born in 1836. In 1845, went to Morgan County, Ill. In 1855, went to Virginia, Ill., where he learned the trade of plain and ornamental plasterer. In 1857, commenced taking contracts. In 1863, went to Missouri where he followed his trade, and in 1865 came to this place, and has plastered many of the largest blocks, among these the Ogden block, Price block and a large number of the best residences. He employs twenty men in the various capacities of his business, and last year paid out $10,000 for labor alone. Was married in 1859 at Randolph, Mo., to Miss Sarah Palmer. They have six children -- Dora I., Squire W., John W., Mary, George and Ollie. In 1869, he was appointed Deputy Marshal of this place and held the office two years. Is a member of the Atchison Lodge K. of H. (MAD: Indexed Phillips P. Dunkin)


Some early Duncans in Randolph Co. MO:
      Rhoda Duncan, 15 June 1832, mar. Solomon Kerby; said to be born 1/8/1817, dau. of David Duncan of 1850 Monroe Co. MO.
      Stephen Duncan, 13 April 1848, mar. Melvina Anderson; said to be born 10/11/1830, son of David Duncan of 1850 Monroe Co. MO.
      Green B. Duncan, 20 Dec. 1854, witness with S.G. Johnson to will of Lynch Turner, proved 17 March 1855. (pg.41, "Randolph Co. MO Administration and Will Records 1836-1858" by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry; FHL book 977.828 S2e; from Dorothy Franks 8/1990)
      George W. Duncan, 22 June 1857, left as heirs his widow Sarah Duncan, William H. Duncan, Jno. Duncan, and Laura E. Duncan, signed Martin Green. (pg.46, "Randolph Co. MO Administration and Will Records 1836-1858" by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry; FHL book 977.828 S2e; from Dorothy Franks 8/1990)
      Sally B. Duncan, 28 July 1857, named in will of Addison M. Lewis as one of his daughters. (pg.47, "Randolph Co. MO Administration and Will Records 1836-1858" by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry; FHL book 977.828 S2e; from Dorothy Franks 8/1990)
      J.H. Duncan, 1870, came to Randolph Co., of P.O. Higbee in 1876, born Grayson Co. KY; patron of the Randolph Co. MO Atlas of 1876 (pg.81, Vol.28, 9/1975, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Denzil Mauldin 1984) (MAD: one Joe H. Duncan 32 KY KY KY, wife Fransis A. 25 KY KY KY, sister Elizabeth J. Duncan 26 MO KY KY, mother Mehetable Ward 56 KY KY KY indexed on 1880 Randolph Co. MO census pg.157A, Moniteau Twp.; Mehitabell E. the widow of William W.S. Duncan of 1850 Hardin Co. KY)

See Fayette Co. KY Deeds;
      1850 Randolph Co. MO above
      1830 Jackson Co. MO Census
            Pg.329  Benjamin Cockrill      1210,01  -  2010,01
      1840 Cooper Co. MO Census (MAD: probably not related)
            Pg.204  B. Cockeral      2210,01  -  1000,1


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