Duncans in Reynolds Co. MO


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

Last revised February 17, 2003

Formed 1845 from Shannon
Iron formed 1857 from Dent, Madison, Reynolds, St.Francois, Washington, Wayne


1850 Reynolds Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Reynolds Co. MO Census
Logan Twp.
Pg.366, #340-333, William DUNDAN 35 TN laborer $0-$25
                  Mary 32 TN
                  Rachael 12, Belle? (f) 9 TN
                  Ann 7 TN
                  Alfred 6, Mary 1 TN
Pg.371, #380-373, Eli DUNCAN 57 KY merchant $150-$200
                  Martha 24 TN
                  (MAD: 1850 Madison Co. MO census; one Rebecca Duncan 54 MO, mar., died Sept. 1860?, on mortality schedule; from pg.64, Vol.6, 12/1969 "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Denzil Mauldin 12/1984)
Pg.371, #381-374, Adam DUNCAN 36 MO farmer $1000-$800
                  Malvina 30 MO
                  Henry 9, Eli 6 MO
                  Rebecca 1, Catherine 1 MO
                  (MAD: 1850 Madison Co. MO census; Adam J. Duncan 12/19/1824 - 6/14/1905, Malvinah Duncan wife of A.J. 3/8/1838 - 9/4/1890, and Catherine Duncan wife of Wm. Jordan 3/8/1834 - 12/3/1881, bur. Alwood Cemetery, near Greenwood Valley on Clyburn Creek; from info of Kit Smith 5/1985)

1870 Reynolds Co. MO Census
Black River Twp., P.O. Lnatervill (Lusternill?)
Pg.595, #51-50, BAKER, William 21 AL (white) farmer $1100-$850
                  Johnathan 18 TN farmer
                  Marian (f) 15 TN keeping house
                  Elizabeth 13 MO at home
                  Joseph 6 MO at home
                  William 18 MO at home
                  McCLANAHAN, Hanah 49 TN domestic servt (blotted/erased $0-$500)
Pg.595-596, #52-51, DINKINS, Lucy 28 KY (white) domestic servt. $0-$400
                  Mary 28 TN at home
                  Eliza 24 TN at home
                  Mathew 21 KY farmer
                  James 19 KY farmer
                  Francis (m) 14 MO farmer
Logan Twp., P.O. Barnesville
Pg.626, #33-33, DINKINS, Tom 26 KY farmer $500-$500
                  Myra 29 MO keeping house
                  William 2, John 4/12 b.Feb. MO
Webb Twp., P.O. Barnesville
Pg.640, #64-62, DUNKIN, Adam 42 MO farmer $2000-4900
                  Melvina 38 MO keeping house
                  Henry 19, Jane 17 MO at home
                  Eli 15, Catherine 11 MO at home
                  Mary 9, Martha 4 MO at home
                  Richard 4/12 MO b.Feb. (blank)
                  CANOTHER, Wesley 19 TN farm hand


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, Adam; A 47 MO Inf.; filed 1890 Aug. 8, Invalid Appl. #873105, Cert. #679096, MO. (MAD: 1850 Madison Co. MO census; 1860 Reynolds Co. MO census)


Jackson Co. MO Cemetery, visited by Iris Grimmett (from Iris Grimmett 11/1994)
   Lee's Summit, MO, cemetery:
      John H. Duncan, 1875 - 1949; wife Sarah, 1883 - (blank)
   Added info from Iris Grimmett, from 1880 Soundex, MO:
      J.H. Duncan, age 5, Dade Co. North, Vol.10, ED.18 Sh.25, L.11, son of Eli age 33 b.TN and Caroline 36 b.NC. (MAD: 1850 Dade Co. MO census)
      John H. Duncan, age 4, Reynolds Co. Cassall, Vol.28, ED.108, Sh.23, L.23, son of William 48 b.OH and Josephine 24 b.IL. (MAD: not identified 1850)

Probate Files, Madison Co. MO (from William Smallen to Charles L. Duncan to MAD 5/1995; MAD's extract)
      Probate file of Sarah Ann Duncan: R.A. Duncan, Application, Letters, Probate Judge, Filed & approved June 30, 1854, Test. Edwd. Evans P.Judge.
            Probate Court of Madison Co. in vacation, June 30, 1854. Personally appeared before me the undersigned Probate Judge for Madison Co. MO, Rice A. Duncan, made application for letters of administration on the estate of Sarah Ann Duncan decd, who says Uriah Duncan, Rice A. Duncan, Juliann Stearns, Mary Ann Graham & Eliza Ann Duncan children of said decd. all of whom reside in said Madison Co., and Sarah Ann Man, Perry Man, Allen D. Man and Mary Ann Man children of Finas Man & grandchildren of Sarah Ann Duncan decd who reside in Reynolds Co. MO, are the only heirs of said decd and that decd. died without a will and that the applicant will make a true inventory and administer the estate and pay the debts so far as the assets will extend and the law direct, and account for and pay all assets which shall come to his possession and knowledge. Sworn before Edwd. Evans, P. Judge.
      Probate file of Elizabeth Duncan: Application of John H. Stevenson for Letters of Administration on Estate of Elizabeth Duncan Deceased, Probate Court, Madison Co., Jan. 20th 1896.
            Application for Letters of Administration, Madison Co. MO, in the matter of estate of Elizabeth Duncan, decd; John H. Stevenson says that to the best of his knowledge and belief, the names of the heirs of said Elizabeth Duncan decd. and their places of residence are as follows: Charles P. Noell of Oklahoma, Frances Stevenson of Madison Co. MO, Eliza Turnbaugh nee Duncan of Madison Co. MO, James Duncan of Colorado, Ida Duncan minor child of Thos. Duncan decd. of Perry Co. MO, Joseph Duncan of Galena Co. KS, Elizabeth Tessereau? nee Duncan of Madison Co. MO; that said Elizabeth Duncan died without a will, he will make inventory ... /s/ J.H. Stevenson, 16 Jan. 1896, before N.B. Allen, Judge of Probate Court. (MAD: preprinted form uses "County of"; no Galena Co. KS, but a town of Galena in County of Cherokee in Kansas)
            (2nd document) Administrator's Bond, of John H. Stevenson as principal and Joseph Duncan, Joseph Turnbaugh, Joseph Schutte, H. Otto Thost, Newton McCallum, and Alex. Nifong as securities (all signed), for $5,000, dated at Fredericktown, 20th Jan. 1896, for John H. Stevenson, who has been appointed administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Duncan; approved Feb. term 1896, by N.B. Allen, Judge of Probate. Filed 20 Jan. 1896, Recorded in Book C of Administrator's Bonds, Page 262.
            (reverse of 2nd document) Oath, John H. Stevenson, administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Duncan, decd, says that Elizabeth Duncan died intestate and without leaving any will at Madison Co. A.D. 1896, leaving as "his" heirs Charles P. Noell, Frances Stevenson, Eliza Turnbaugh, James Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth Tesserow, Ida Duncan minor child of Thomas Duncan; that he will make an inventory ... 20 Jan. 1896, (signature of Judge of Probate blank).


Some early Duncans in Reynolds Co. MO:
      Thomas Duncan, 1860, had 320 acres in Sec.20, Twp.29, Range 2E, forfeited to state in 1860 for non-payment of taxes in 1859. (pg.61, Vol.8, 9/1979, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)


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