Duncan research files of
1840 Ripley Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 6/1982)
Pg.345 Eli Duncan 0101,01 - 0100,01
(MAD: 1830 Wayne Co. MO census; 1850 Madison Co. MO census)
1850-1860 Ripley Co. MO Census
No Duncan indexed
Ripley Co. MO Marriage Index 1833-1922, Marriage Record Book B 1833-1853 (FHL film 927,726)
B-33: James During to Mary Jane Duncan, Kelly Twp, 24 Oct. 1839, return 1 Nov. 1839 by John Burrous JP.
Index 1833-1853, Vol.B: partial index A-D grooms, no Duncan groom; did not go through Mar. Rec. page by page
Index 1853-1866, Vol.C - not looked at.
Ripley Co. MO Deed Indexes
Index Vol. A, 1873-1882 direct & inverted - not looked at (FHL film 927,708 item 2)
Index Vol. B, 1833-1869, inverted (FHL film 927,708 item 1) (no direct index)
Duncan, Eli from Edward A. Lenox, 3/21/1859, rec. 5/14/1859, E-246, S 1/2 Sec.15 T27 R2W 320 acres
Index for Books A-D, 1854-1868, direct - no Duncan (FHL film 927,708 item 2)
Index for Books F-G-H, 1859-1862, direct - no Duncan (FHL film 927,708 item 1)
Deeds Vol. A-D 1844-54 - no direct index in books (FHL film 927,711)
Ripley Co. MO Deed
E-246: 21 March 1859, Edward A. Lenox of Vigo Co. IN to Eli Duncan of Miami Co. OH, $800, S 1/2 Sec.15 Twp. 27N Range 2W, 320 acres; Lenox appeared in St. Louis, MO; no wife, no wit. (FHL film 927,712)
Madison Co. MO Estate Papers (two pages from Donald W. Duncan 12/1990)
Estate of Allen Duncan, decd. On 31 Aug. 1840, appeared Mrs. Sarah Ann Duncan and Uriah Duncan, and petitioned for letters of administration on the estate of Allen Duncan decd. late of said county; that Sarah Ann Duncan (widow), Uriah Duncan, Vianna who married Finis Mann residing in Ripley Co. MO, Joseph Duncan, Rice A. Duncan, Vincent Duncan, Julia Ann Duncan, Mary Ann Duncan, Eliza Ann Duncan, and Martha Ann Duncan, are the only heirs at law, all of whom reside in this county; that the deceased died without a will; that they will make an inventory and pay the debts. /s/ Sarah Ann (X) Duncan, Uriah Duncan.
Some early Duncans in Ripley Co. MO:
Abraham Duncan, 5 April 1842, decd.; Letters of Administration issued to Joseph House, inventory to be returned to court within 60 days; from Ripley Co. MO Letters of Administration, 1834-1853, pg.25 (from Dorothy Davis Smith 5/1985; also from pg.24, Vol.4 #1 Winter 1984 "MO State Genealogical Assn. Journal" FHL book 977.8 D25m, from Dorothy Franks 1989)
Nathan Duncan, "--" day of May 1842, decd.; Letters of Administration issued to Joseph House, inventory to be returned to court within 60 days; from Ripley Co. MO Letters of Administration, 1834-1853, pg.27 (from Dorothy Davis Smith 5/1985)
Dorothy Davis Smith note: Ripley Co. formed 1833 from Wayne, which included present Ripley, Oregon, Carter and Shannon Cos. The first courthouse was located in Van Buren, now Carter Co. MO. In 1847, Doniphan became the county seat.
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