Duncan research files of
1830 Saline Co. MO Census
No Duncan indexed
1840 Saline Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.83 John A. Duncan 0100,01 - 1200,01
1850 Saline Co. MO Census (part also from Mary Sims and from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.7, #91, Henry W. NEFF 36 TN farmer $1500
Caroline M. 21 VT?
Harriett E. 1 VT?
Elizabeth SQUIRES 56 SC
Margaret A. DUNCAN 13 TN
William ADKIN 22 TN farmer
Pg.8, #98, Betty BUTT (m) 50 VA farmer $0
Elizabeth 45 VA
Marcus L. 21, Mary 16 KY
Adam 12, Eliza 11 KY
George HUNTER 8 MO
Pg.13, #162, Benjamin H. DUNCAN 49 VA farmer $0
Sarah A. 44 VA
James P. 19, George W. 16 KY
Philip B. 13 KY
John R. 10, Benjamin F. 4 MO
Pg.15, #115, Veloris M. WOODWORTH 33 NY farmer $1900
Catherine A. 26 NY
Rush D. 1 MO
Hannah DUNCAN 17 KY
1860 Saline Co. MO Census
Arrow Rock Twp.
Pg.461, #690-698, B.F. TOWNSEND (m) 42 KY merchant $3000-$6000
Mrs. Elizabeth 28 VA
Samuel W. 4, John M. 2 MO
Price DUNCUM 15 MO clerk
Sallie M. 20 MO
(MAD: not mar/in/year, ages plain but ?? Price should be age 18 or 20, see 1850 Albemarle Co. VA census age 8, James Price Dunkum d. 1926 Napa Co. CA)
Pg.461, #691-699, Wm. L. DURRETT 62 VA farmer $4500-$15,000
Mrs. Magdaline 58 KY & children
Pg.553, #1243-1252, James P. DUNCAN 28 KY farmer $0-$2900
N.F. (f) 27 MO
Virginia 3 MO
Pg.553, #1244-1253, Geo. W. DUNCAN 26 KY farmer $0-$650
Charlotte J. 21 MO
Wm. E. 3 MO
John MISNER? 12 GERmany
Pg.553, #1245-1254, Benjm. F. DUNCAN 57 VA farmer $2200-$950
Sally 45 VA
Philip B. 23 KY farmer
John R. 20 MO farmer
Benjm. F. 14 MO
Pg.565, #1285-1294, Betty BUTT (m) 65 VA farmer $2400-$955?
Elizabeth 58 VA
James Monroe DUNCAN 12 MO
Sarah Elizabeth 11 MO
Mary C. 9, Samuel 6 MO
(MAD: ? see Marcus BUTT 40 KY in 1870 Crawford Co. MO census; ? see James 1 and Sarah 8/12 MO with John & Melinda Duncan in 1850 Jackson Co. MO census)
Pg.566, #1288-1297, Wm. HUNTER 37 TN farmer $400-$720
Alley E. (f) 24 KY
John DUNCAN 6 MO
Pg.592, #1552-1563, Richard DURRETT 75 VA farmer $30,000-$15,000
Mrs. Margaret 71 VA
John A. DUNCOMB 40 VA (no occupation)
(MAD: from Albemarle Co. VA)
1870 Saline Co. MO Census (no other Duncan indexed)
Arrow Rock Twp.
Pg.31, #408-402, CANCY, Harrison 29 MO farmer $0-$500
Elizabeth 25 MO keeping house
Manerva (f) 8 MO
DUNCAN, James 24 MO (blank)
Saline Co. MO Probate Record Book, Index 1821-1891, Name index to pages in index book (FHL film 902,952)
Duncan, Frank V., pg.484; 1875; James P. Duncan admr.
Duncan, James S., pg.536; 1882; Minor; Quisenberry guardian
Duncan, Jenne S., pg.120; 1881; L.W. Scott admr.
Duncan, Jno. W. and Saml. W., pg.260; 1869; minors; guardian I-184, bond J-13; Book I, pg.184, Jno. L. Butt chosen guardian 9/18/1869
Dunkum, John A., pg.304; 1868, B.B. Durrett admr., Record Book H-512 etc.
Duncan, John R., pg.623; 1885; imbicil
Saline Co. MO Probate Record Index (FHL film 902,952; SLC 2/2009)
Pg.120: Jennie S. Duncan, deceased. L.W. Scott admr. (MAD: probably widow of John Duncan, mar. 1864 Howard Co. MO)
Apr. 20, 1881, Pub. admr. ordered to take charge, Rec. Bk. M-191
May 14, 1881, Order for private sale of heirs prop, Rec.Bk. M-216?
June 17, 1881, Invty & apprmt filed [Rec. in Inv. & app. rec. 6 p.429], Rec.Bk. M-223
Nov. 15, 1881, Approp. for repairs, Rec.Bk. M-262
May 12, 1882, Annual sett. made [Rec. in Sett. rec. D p.83], Rec.Bk. M-344
Feb. 23, 1883, Order to pay off deed of trust, Rec.Bk. M-446
May 19, 1883, Prf of notice of final sett. filed [Rec. in Pub.Aff.1 p.258], Rec.Bk. M-477
May 25, 1883, Final sett. made [Rec. in Sett.rec. D p.248], Rec.Bk. M-489? (487?)
Aug. 7, 1883, Final receipt filed, M-520
June 15, 1881, Prf of notice of grant of letts. rec., Pub.Aff. 1-227
(no date) Affidavit as to heirs recorded, Aff.&Appr. 1-138.
Pg.260: Jno. W. and Saml. W. Duncan, minors - Jno. L. Butt, gdn.
Sep.18, 1869, Gdn chosen & apptd., Rec.Bk. I-184
Dec.14, 1869, Bond filed and approved [Bond rec. in Bond Rec. C p.133], Rec.Bk. I-213
Apr. 15, 1873, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. J-349? (34x)
May 8, 1873, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. J-362?
July 12, 1873, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. J-432
Aug.14, 1873, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. J-456
Oct. 11, 1873, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. J-511.
Pg.304: John A. Dunkum decd, B.B. Durrett admr.
Aug.5, 1868, Application - grant of letters [Letters rec. in Will Rec. B p.234], Rec.Bk. H-512
Aug.5, 1868, Bond filed, Witnesses Appt'd., Rec.Bk. H-512
Oct.5, 1868, Bond apprd & letters confirmed, Rec.Bk. H-517
Oct.8, 1868, Appraisement filed [Rec in Inv. & App. rec. 3 p.149], Rec.Bk. I-16
Sept.25, 1869, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. I-200
Dec.18, 1869, Sale bill filed [Rec. in Inv. & Appr. Rec.3 p.225], Rec.Bk. I-228
Jan.6, 1870, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. I-254
Apr. 6, 1870, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. I-318
June 27, 1870, Annual settlement cont., Rec.Bk. I-340
Sept. 27, 1870, Prf of pub. of final sett. & final sett. made, Rec.Bk. I-384
Aug.5, 1868, Bond recorded, Bond Rec. C-384?
Pg.484: Frank V. Duncan decd - James C. Duncan, admr.
Apr. 20, 1875, Affidavit & application for letters [Rec. in Aff. & Apps 1 p.72], Rec.Bk. K-418
Apr. 20, 1875, Bond filed and letters granted [Bond rec. in Bond Rec. 1 p.52], Rec.Bk. K-418
May 10, 1875, Bond and appmt apprd, Rec.Bk. K-422
June 21, 1875, Inventory, appraisement & sale bill filed, Rec.Bk. K-445
July 10, 1875, Prf of notice of grant of letters [Rec. in Pub.Aff. 1 p.76], Rec.Bk. K-493
Apr. 20, 1875, Letts recorded, Letts. Admr. 1-46
June 21, 1875, Inventory recorded, Inv.&Ap. 4-457
June 21, 1875, Appmt recorded, Inv.& Ap. 4-459
June 21, 1875, Sale Bill recorded, Inv.&Ap. 4-460
July 5, 1876, Ann. sett. cont., Rec.Bk. L-68
June 24, 1877, Ann. sett. made [Rec. in Sett rec. A p.432], Rec.Bk. L-142? (143?)
Feb. 20, 1878, Ann. sett. made [Rec. in Sett rec. B p.80], Rec.Bk. L-344
Nov. 11, 1878, Prf of notice of final sett. [Rec in Pub.Aff. 1 p.155], Rec.Bk. L-428
Nov. 11, 1878, Final sett. made & ord. dist. [Rec. in Sett.rec. B p.194], Rec.Bk. L-428
Sep. 29, 1879, Final receipts filed & admr. dischgd., Rec.Bk. L-595
Pg.536: James S. Duncan, minor - George Quisenberry, gdn,
May 10, 1882, Bond filed & apprd [Bond rec. in Gdn bond rec.1 p.68], Rec.Bk. M-337
May 10, 1882, Gdn. apptd., Rec.Bk. M-338
Nov. 13, 1882, Invty, apprmt & sale bill filed, Rec.Bk. M-394
Feb.16, 1883, Ord to improve real est., Rec.Bk. M-437
Aug. 23, 1883, Annual sett. made [Rec. in Sett. rec. D p.281?], Rec.Bk. M-537
Aug. 18, 1884, Annual sett. made [Rec. in Sett. rec. E p.25], Rec.Bk. N-133
Aug. 28, 1884, Approval of sett., Rec.Bk. N-136?
Nov?. 13, 1882, Invty & apprmt recorded, Inv.&app. 7-23
Aug. 15, 1885, Prf of notice of resignation [Rec. in Pub.aff.1 p.312-1/2], Rec.Bk. N-413
Aug. 15, 1885, Resignation, settlement and order [Sett. rec. in Sett.rec. E p.264], Rec.Bk. N-413
Sep. 5, 1885, Pub. admr. ordered to take charge, Rec.Bk. N-443
Sep.10, 1885, Final receipt filed, Rec.Bk. N-444? (446?)
Sep.11, 1885, Inventory filed [Rec. in Inv. & Appr. Book 7 p.47??], Rec.Bk. N-449? (447?)
Aug.19, 1886, Sett. cont., Rec.Bk. O-23
Sep.6, 1886, Annual sett. made [Rec. in Sett.rec. F p.113], Rec.Bk. O-51?
Nov.18, 1886, Annual Sett. cont., Rec.Bk. O-71
Nov.13, 1882, Sale bill recorded, Sale Rec. ?-??
Aug.19, 1887, Annual sett. made [rec. in Sett.rec. F p.491], Rec.Bk. O-230?
Nov.14, 1887, Appropriation, Rec.Bk. O-241? (247?)
Sep.15, 1888, Annual sett. made [Rec. in Sett.rec. G p.206], Rec.Bk. O-388
Aug. 14, 1890, Appropriation, Rec.Bk. P-74
Feb. 17, 1891, Sett. cont., Rec.Bk. P-201
Apr. 14, 1891, Death suggested & affidavit as to heirs [Aff. & app. 2, p.1], Rec.Bk. P-240
Apr.14, 1891, Bond filed & apprd, Rec.Bk. P-241
Apr.14, 1891, Letters granted to L.W. Scott [Letts rec. in Adm.Lett. rec.2 p.92], Rec.Bk. P-241
May 28, 1891, Letters confirmed, bond apprd, Rec.Bk. P-311
June 10, 1891, Order for gdn to make final sett., Rec.Bk. P-325
June 13, 1891, Inventory & apprmt filed [Rec. in Inv.&app. rec.9 p.563], Rec.Bk. P-327
July 10, 1891, Gdn. files exhibit for final sett. filed, Rec.Bk. P-342
July 10, 1891, Proof of service of notice of final sett. filed, Rec.Bk. P-342
?? July 10, 1891??, Objections to final sett. filed, Rec.Bk. P-366
(Cont. to pg.567) James S. Duncan, deceased, L.W. Scott admr.
Sept.7, 1891, final sett. of gdn. [Rec. in Sett.rec. I? p.166], Rec.Bk. P-406
May 31, 1892, Prf of notice of admin. [Rec. in Pubs.app. 2, p.159? (157?)], Rec.Bk. P-639
May 31, 1892, Annual sett. made & ord. of dist. [Rec. in Sett.rec. I p.479?], Rec.Bk. P-639
Jan. 24, 1892, Certf. of grdship of an heir filed, Rec.Bk. Q-143
May 8, 1893, Order for sale of heirs prop., Rec.Bk. Q-219
May 16, 1893, Former gdn. dischgd., Rec.Bk. Q-237
May 20, 1893, Order for pub. sale revoked & private sale ord., Rec.Bk. Q-249
May 22, 1893, Notice of final sett. [Rec. in Pubs.aff. 2 p.77], Rec.Bk. Q-251
May 27, 1893, Approp. for remal of body, Rec.Bk. Q-262
Aug. 8, 1893, Final sett. made & ord. of dist. [Rec. in Sett? J, p.211], Rec.Bk. Q-292
Dec.4, 1893, Prf majority of an heir made, Rec.Bk. Q-372
May 8, 1895, Final receipts filed & admr dischgd., Rec.Bk. R-71
Pg.623: John R. Duncan, imbicile, L.W. Scott gdn.
Feb.26, 1885, information as to insanity, Rec.Bk. N-300
Mar. 2, 1885, Publication? issued (written over), Rec.Bk. N-309
Mar.2, 1885, Pub. (ditto) returned, Rec.Bk. N-309
Mar.4, 1885, Jury find verdict of insanity, Rec.Bk. N-310
Mar.4, 1885, Gdn. apptd., Rec.Bk. N-310
Mar.6, 1885, Bond filed & apprd., Rec.Bk. N-311
Mar.12, 1885, Return of writ, Rec.Bk. N-314
Apr. 22, 1885, Inventory filed [Rec. in Inv. & app. rec. 7, p.439], Rec.Bk. N-324
May 18, 1885, Prf of notice of grant of letts. [Rec. in Pub.aff. 1 p.299-1/2] Rec.Bk. N-346
Feb.8, 1886, Prf of notice of resig. of gdn [Rec. in Pub.aff. 1 p.285-1/2], Rec.Bk. N-519
Feb.26, 1886, Resignation & final sett. made [Rec. in Sett. rec. E p.472], Rec.Bk. 560
Saline Co. MO Probate Record Book 1866-1871 (FHL film 902,955)
H-512: Probate Court in Vacation, Aug. 5, 1868; B.B. Durett applied for letters of administration on the estate of John A. Duncum, decd.
I-184: Sept. 18, 1869, John W. Duncan and Samuel W. Duncan, minor heirs of Betty Butt decd over the age of 14 years, choose M.L. Butt as their guardian; he to file bond for $100.
Saline Co. MO Probate Variety Book, 1821-1833 (FHL film 902,953)
Handwritten on inside cover: "This book contains a good deal of a variety which is charming and is the spice of life for batchelors and hen picked husbands"
Probate Records, Vol. A, B, C, - 1821-1846 - no index
Saline Co. MO Index to deeds 1821-1862 (FHL film 902,968; SLC 5/11/2013)
Dunnica - not copied
Dunkum - not copied (John A. Dunkum or Dunkem)
H-286: Duncan, Thomas to R.P. Shelby
H-330: Duncan, Stephen to Samuel Miller
O-570: Duncan, Stephen to William? Linch
P-407: Duncan, Wm. F. to Jno. H. Grove
Indirect (item 3)
G-621: Duncan, Stephen from John Hubbell
H-267: Dunkin, T. from A.G. Wood
H-487: Duncan, H. from W.M. Browning
P-419: Duncan, Benjamin from D.R. Parsons Admr
P-422: Duncan, J.B. et al from Wm. D. Swinney
Saline Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/17/2014; have JPG images)
MAD: did not copy most Dunica or Dunnica or Dunkum or Dunkem deeds; P-407/409 was indexed as Duncan instead of Dunnica
Deed records v.A,E-G 1821-1839 (FHL film 902,976)
G-621/622: 18 April 1838, John Hubble and Sarah Lurinia his wife of Saline Co. MO to Stephen Duncan of afsd, for $1,100 paid on 1 May "1839," sell tracts or parcels of land in afsd, the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.49 Range 22 containing 86 acres and 52/100, also SW of NE 1/4 of 7 Twp.49 Range 22, also NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.49 Range 22, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Hubble, Sarah L. Hubble. Ack. 24 April 1838 before Milton D. Berry, J.P. Filed for record 13 May 1839 and recorded in Book G, pgs. 621 & 622. /s/ 28 May 1839, Jno. A. Trigg, Clerk. (FHL film 902,976)
Deed records v. H 1839-1841 (FHL film 902,977)
H-267/268: 7 March 1840, Albert G. Wood and Eliza A. Wood his wife of Saline Co. MO to Thomas Duncan of afsd, for $300 paid, sell tracts or parcels of land in Saline Co., the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.8 and SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.4, all Twp.48 Range 20 containing in the whole 76-20/100 acres more or less, with appurtenances and improvements, warrant title. /s/ Albert G. Wood, Eliza Ann Wood. Ack. 10 March 1840 by A.G. Wood and Eliza A. Wood before Jno. A. Trigg, Clerk of Circuit Court. Filed for record 11 March 1840 and recorded 1 June 1840. (FHL film 902,977)
H-286/287: 25 March 1840, Thomas Duncan and Hannah his wife to Richard P. Shelby, for $300 paid, sell lots or parcels of land in Saline Co. state afsd, SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.4 and NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.8, all Twp.48 Range 20, containing in all 76-21/100 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Thomas Duncan, Hannah Duncan. Ack. by Thomas Duncan and Hannah Duncan before Jno. A. Trigg, Clerk of Saline County Court. Filed for record 25 March 1840 and recorded 2 June 1840. (FHL film 902,977)
H-330/331: 17 May 1840, Stephen Duncan and Nancy V. Duncan his wife of Clay Co. MO to Samuel Miller of Saline Co. state afsd, for $1668.25 paid, sell tracts or parcels of land in Saline Co. MO, the NW 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec. (blank) of Sec.6 Twp.49N, Range 22, containing 80 acres and 84/100 of an acre, also SW (blank) of NE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.49N Range 22 containing 40 acres and also NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.49N Range 22 containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Nancy V. Duncan. Ack. 12 May 1840 by Stephen Duncan and Nancy Duncan before Abraham Shafer, Clerk of Clay Co. MO Court. Filed for record 21 May "1848" and recorded 12 June 1840. (FHL film 902,977)
H-487/488: 30 June 1840, William M. Browning and Nancy Y. Browning his wife of Saline Co. MO to Stephen Duncan of Clay Co. MO, for $500 paid, sell all that piece or parcel of land in Saline Co. MO, W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.8, E 1/2 of NE and SE of SW 1/4 Sec.18, all of Twp.49 Range 23, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William M. Browning, Nancy Y. Browning. Ack. 30 June 1840 by William M. Browning and Nancy Y. his wife before Gilmon Hays, Justice, Saline Co. Court. Filed for record 15 Jan. 1841 and recorded 5 Feb. 1841. (FHL film 902,977)
Deed records v. N-O 1848-1852 (FHL film 902,980)
O-569/570: 25 Oct. 1847, Stephen Duncan and Nancy his wife of Clay Co. MO to William Linch of afsd, for $300 paid, sell tracts, pieces or parcels of land in Saline Co. MO, the NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.49 Range 23, also SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.18 of same Twp. & Range, also 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.49 Range 23 to be taken off north end of said 1/4 or 40 acres containing 100 acres as per survey, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Nancy L. Duncan. Ack. 25 Oct. 1847 by Stephen Duncan and Nancy his wife before Nathaniel Vincent, Justice of Clay Co. MO County Court. Filed for record 27 Jan. 1852, recorded 27 Jan. 1852. (FHL film 902,980)
Deed records v. P-Q 1852-1854 (FHL film 902,981)
P-407/409: William F. Dunica and Martha Jane his wife, Thomas Shackleford and Sarah E. his wife, Mary E. Shackleford, Sydney Shackleford, Leonidas Shackleford, Medora A. Shackleford, John C. Shackleford by Thomas Shackleford attorney in fact of Howard Co. MO for $150 paid, sell to John H. Grove of Saline Co. state afsd, tracts or parcels of land in Saline Co. MO, all our right, title and interest to 7 acres of land on the Missouri River and immediately adjoining the town of Cambridge in Saline Co., down the River, and belonging to what is known as the Jefferson tract and allotted to the heirs of Thomas Shackleford in the division of said tract, with appurtenances, defend our said interest. 30 Jan. 1852. /s/ W.F. Dunica, Sydney Shackleford, Leonidas Shackleford, Mary E. Shackleford, Medora Shackleford, Martha J. Dunica, Thomas Shackleford, Sarah E. Shackleford, John C. Shackleford, by F. Shackleford, atty in fact. Ack 28 Jan. 1852. by William F. Dunica and Martha J. his wife, Sydney Shackleford, Leonidas Shackleford and Mary E. Shackleford, Medora Shackleford, before T. Shackleford, Notary Public, Howard Co. MO. Ack. 20 Jan. 1853 by Thomas Shackleford and Sarah E. his wife before James A. Clark, Judge of Chariton Co. MO Circuit Court. Filed for record 4 Feby 4, 1853, and recorded 4 February 1853. (FHL film 902,981)
P-419/420: Whereas on the application of D R. Parsons, Public Administrator of Saline Co., having in charge the estate of Richard B. Thornton decd an order was made by Probate Court of Saline Co. at Oct. term of said court A.D. 1852 directing said Public Administrator to sell the following real estate of said Richard B. Thornton to pay the debts, the N 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.51 Range 19 containing 20 acres, also a land warrant No.17712 for 80 acres, and on 29 Oct. 1852 an appraisement was made by James Whelhite, James Hays and Meredith Croplin (Crosslin?), three disinterested house holders of Saline Co. ... after notice of sale ... sold on 8 Nov. 1852 at public sale to highest bidder on a credit of 3 months, Benj. F. Duncan being the highest and best bidder for N 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.51 Range 19 containing 20 acres at 86 cents per acre, the same was struck off to him for $17.20, ... Now, in consideration of $17.20 paid, D.R. Parsons, Public Admin. of Saline Co. having in charge the estate of Richard B. Thornton, decd, do hereby transfer ... and make over title to said B.F. Duncan, the purchaser, all the interest and estate of said Richard B. Thornton decd. to land in Saline Co., the N 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.51 Range 19 containing 20 acres, with appurtenances, forever. /s/ 4 Jan. 1853, D.R. Parsons. Ack. 4 Jan. 1853 by D.R. Parsons before Joseph N. Laurie, Judge of Probate Court of Saline Co. MO. Filed for record 8 Feb. 1853 and recorded 8 Feb. 1853. (FHL film 902,981)
P-422/423: William D. Swinney and Lucy Ann his wife of Howard Co. MO for $300 paid, sell to James P. Duncan, George W. Duncan, Philip P.B. Duncan, John R. Duncan, and Benjamin F?. Duncan Jr. of Saline Co. MO tracts or parcels of land in Saline Co. MO, the N 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.12 and N 1/2 of SE 1/4 same section, the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of same section, and in Twp.51 Range 19, containing in all 200 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Wm. D. Swinney, Lucy Ann Swinney. Ack. 6 Nov. 1852 by William D. Swinney and Lucy Ann his wife before T. Shackleford, Notary Public, Howard Co. MO. Filed for record 8 Feb. 1853 and recorded 8 Feb. 1853. (FHL film 902,981)
"Reports of cases determined in the Supreme Court of the state of Missouri from 1840 to 1842" by Louis Houck, Consellor at law, Vol.VII, pgs.85 to 87; spine title "Missouri Reports - Houck - Vol.6-7"; ("Missouri Reports") Vol.7, pgs.162 to 166 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 1/2004)
DAVIS v. WOOD; Supreme Court of Missouri, Second Judicial District; 7 Mo. 162; September, 1841, Decided.
Error to Circuit Court of Saline County. (MAD: Arguments of counsel and case citations omitted here)
(opinion) SCOTT, J. The plaintiff brought an action of trespass quare clausum fregit, against the defendant for breaking and entering his close, and taking away his goods. The defendant pleaded not guilty and justification, alleging that he acted as agent of one Thomas Duncan, who had obtained two judgments against one Harlow, on which executions were issued and delivered to the constable. That the said Harlow had goods locked up in the house in the declaration mentioned, and that the plaintiff was requested to open the door of the house, that the executions might be levied, which he refused to do; and that therefore the said defendant by the commandment, and in aid and assistance of the constable, opened the door of the house, and thereupon the constable entered and seized the goods.
It appears from the evidence preserved in the cause, that the defendant, as agent for Thomas Duncan, obtained two judgments and executions against one Harlow. Harlow was a wheelwright. A short time before the levy of the executions, he went to the plaintiffs in the night, and told them he was indebted to them, and that he was about to leave the neighborhood; that he would deliver them the key of his shop, that they might have the property left in it to pay themselves, and the key was delivered. Harlow left the neighborhood that night clandestinely, and has not been since heard of. He carried on his trade until he absconded. The goods were locked up in the shop he had occupied and consisted mostly of the implements of his trade. That shortly after Harlow absconded, the defendant, with the constable, came to the plaintiffs and demanded of them the key of Harlow's shop, in order that he might get the goods in it to satisfy the executions. The plaintiffs refused to deliver the key, alleging that the house was in their possession, and that they owned the goods, having purchased them of Harlow. The constable then declined breaking open the door, but told the defendant if he would open the door, he would levy on the goods found in the house. The defendant then forcibly raised the door off the hinges, and then the constable entered, and seized the property and sold it. Upon the trial, the plaintiffs submitted to a non-suit, and afterwards moved to set it aside for the misdirection of the judge, and because improper evidence was admitted. The judgment offered in evidence, after stating the names of the parties, and the proceedings on the summons, runs thus, "the defendant appeared and acknowledged that the above is just on the day of trial; also, 81 1/4 cents for justice's costs. Given under my hand," &c. The plaintiff's counsel contends that the above is not such a confession as is required by the statute. The act concerning Justices' Courts, article second, section four, says: Suits may be instituted before a justice, either by the voluntary appearance and agreement of the parties, or by process. The second section of the sixth article, prescribing the mode of taking confessions of judgments, relates to confessions taken where there is no process. In this case there was process, and the party appeared on the day of trial, and acknowledged the justice of the demand. If he had appeared and said nothing, or had refused to appear, the demand being liquidated, judgment would have been rendered against him. An express acknowledgment of the justice of the debt must have as much weight as a refusal to answer it. It is also objected that there was no judgment entered on the confession. This court in the case of Rutherford v. Winn, 3 Mo. 14, says: It will give the effect of a judgment to the verdict of a jury, so soon as it is entered on the docket of the justice. This principle is applicable to the question under consideration. The counsel for the plaintiffs also objected to the admission of the executions in evidence, because they did not run in the name of the State. It may well be questioned whether that clause which directs that writs and process shall run in the name of the State, as it also requires all writs to be tested by the clerk, is not applicable alone to writs issued from the higher courts and courts having a clerk. But however this may be, the statute concerning Writs directs that those emanating from justices' courts shall run in the name of the State. In our government, jurisdiction is conferred by the Constitution, and on the superior and inferior courts, and writs are only part of the machinery employed by courts for the exercise of the jurisdiction with which they are invested. It is not perceived how a writ wanting a constitutional requisite is more defective than a writ wanting a statutory one. The Constitution as well as the statute is merely directory, and neither the one nor the other expressly makes void a writ not in conformity to its provisions; and if it be said the justice is sworn to support the Constitution, so too he is sworn to observe the laws prescribed for the government of his official conduct. If the court has jurisdiction of the subject matter, any irregularity or error in the process will not make the officer, nor those acting under him, trespassers.
Notwithstanding the error, it is a justification. The judge on the trial instructed the jury, that if they believed from the evidence, that the property was Harlow's, and that it was in his possession whilst the execution was in the hands of the officer unsatisfied, then the execution was a lien upon the property, and Harlow could not defeat the claim of the plaintiff in the execution by a sale of the same. That the implements of trade and necessary tools of any mechanic whilst carrying on his trade, are exempt from execution, but if a mechanic conceives the design of absconding, and ceases the prosecution of his trade, the moment he leaves his trade his tools and implements become subject to the lien of an unsatisfied execution of an officer. The jury was further directed that they must believe from the evidence, that the possession of the house was in the plaintiffs, to enable them to recover. Without determining whether an execution in the hands of a constable is a lien on the property of the defendant in the writ, before an actual levy of the same, it is the opinion of the court, that the last instruction to the jury was correct; and from the evidence preserved in the bill of exceptions, it does not appear that the plaintiffs had possession of the house, the forcible breaking and entering of which they complain. The delivery of the key of the house was not made with a view to put them in possession of it, but of the property therein contained. There is no evidence that the plaintiffs were possessed of the house, nor do they prove any title to it, which if the house was vacant might have drawn to it the possession, and the taking and converting the property being laid in the declaration as a mere aggravation: by their failure to prove a right to maintain trespass for breaking and entering the house, which is the gist of the action, the whole action fails, and they cannot recover in respect of matter laid in aggravation. Judgment affirmed.
Logan Co. KY Deeds
31-553/555: No.382. 27 May 1852, Benjamin F. Duncan and his wife Sarah A. Duncan of Saline Co. MO to James M. Duncan of Logan Co. KY, for $570 paid, sell Benjamin F. Duncan's interest in parcel of land in Logan Co. KY on waters of Red River, in J.B. McCuddy's line and corner to Thomas Duncan, corner to James M. Duncan, corner to J.B. McCuddy, containing 176 acres, being the land devised by George Duncan to his wife Hannah F. Duncan "(now Hannah F. Offutt widow of Eli Offutt decd.)" for her life and then to said Benjamin F. Duncan, warrant title. /s/ B.F. Duncan, Sarah A. Duncan. They appeared in Saline Co. MO and ack. deed, 22 May 1852 before Robt. C. Land and Jas. A. Norvell. Certification by W.A. Wilson, Clerk of Saline Co. MO court for Robt. C. Land and James A. Norvell, J.P., 27 May 1852. Certification by Abner Trigg, Justice of Saline Co. MO County Court, for William A. Wilson, 27 May 1852. Recorded Logan Co. KY 18 Sept. 1852, signed 23 Sept. 1852. (FHL film 364,595)
Albemarle Co. VA Deed (FHL film 30,243)
41-7: 27 July 1843, John A. Dunkum of Saline Co. MO to Marcus Durrett of Albemarle Co. VA, all my right and interest to slaves (11 names), they being the dower slaves of the late Mrs. Dorothy Durrett in the estate of her decd. husband Marshall Durrett, one seventh part in right of my wife Elizabeth M. who is one of the children and distributees of said Marshall Durrell. Ack. in Albemarle Co. VA; no wit.
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, James, widow Duncan, Hannah J.; C 45 MO Inf., C 50 MO Inf.; 1891 July 28, Invalid Appl. #1042495, Cert. #738435, MO; 1926 May 6, Widow Appl. #1538008, Cert. #A-10-2-26, MO. (MAD: 1880, 1900 Saline Co. MO)
1910 "Past and Present of Saline Co. MO" by William Barclay Napton (FHL book 977.847 H2n)
Pgs.784-786: CHARLES B. DUNCAN ... is a son of George W. Duncan, a prominent resident of Clay township, who was born in Logan Co. KY, February 5, 1834. George W. Duncan is a son of Benjamin and Sarah (Pendleton) Duncan, who were born in Culpeper and Fauquier Cos. VA, respectively, the former's birth occurring on December 4, 1800. On their marriage they removed to Kentucky, where they made their home until 1837, when they moved to Sheridan Co. MO, locating two miles north of where Glasgow now is. Their stay there was brief, as they soon moved to Howard Co. MO, where they lived about four years. In 1841 they came to Saline county and located on farming land in Jefferson (now Clay) township. In 1844 they moved to Lafayette county, where Mr. Duncan was engaged in the operation of a mill on Tabo creek until 1847. ... in 1847 ... returned to Clay township, Saline county, where he bought a farm of over two hundred acres. On this he remained until his death. ... Benjamin and Sarah Duncan became the parents of six children, five of whom were sons, and of these, three are living, namely: James P., of Clay township, this county; George W., father of the subject; John R., of Marshall. Mrs. Duncan died in 1883, and her husband in 1886. George W. Duncan was reared on the home farm and remained with his parents until he was twenty-one years of age, when he bought ... In 1861 Mr. Duncan joined a company of militia at Arrow Rock and retained his membership about a year, purchasing his release at the end of the period. ... In December, 1857, George W. Duncan married Charlotte Shumate, who was born in Lewis Co. MO, about 1839, her death occurring in 1880. She left the following children: .... In 1881 Mr. Duncan married Mary Hayes, who was born March 28, 1841, ....
(MAD: James P. Duncan is said to have married ca 1856 to Naomi F. Wilhite, source given as the History of Saline Co. MO)
1881 "History of Saline Co. MO : including a history of its townships, cities, towns and villages; Subtitle: together with a condensed history of Missouri; the state consitution; a military record of its volunteers in either army of the great Civil War; general and local statistics; miscellany; reminiscences, grave, tragic and humorous; biographical sketches of prominent men and citizens identified with the interests of the county" pub. St. Louis by Missouri Historical, 1881 (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.81 S22Hi; MAD's extracts)
Pg.604: James P. Duncan, P.O. Cambridge, born Logan Co. KY, 19 Feb. 1831. About 1837 to MO. with parents Benj. F. and Sarah A. Duncan, settled Howard Co. 5 years; ca 1842 to Saline Co., spent few years Lafayette Co. Married ca 1856 Miss N.F. Wilhite.
Pg.623: Geo. W. Duncan, son of B.F. and Sarah A. Duncan, born Logan Co. KY, 5 Feb. 1834; married 15 Jan. 1857 Miss Charlotte J. Shumate.
Pg.629: Benjamin F. Duncan, P.O. Cambridge, born Culpepper (sic) Co. VA, 4 Dec. 1800, to Logan Co. KY, 1828, thence Howard Co. MO, 1837 ... Married 22 Jan. 1828 Sarah A. Shields Pendleton, of Warrington, VA.
"Portrait and biographical record of Lafayette and Saline Counties, Missouri : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1893, 648 pgs. (LH10661, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,033,900 item 4 and 1,000,296 item 1)
Pg.290, 295: HENRY C. DUNCAN, a prominent farmer of Saline County, Mo., resides upon his fine farm located in township 51, range 19, near the town of Gilliam. He is a native of Saline County, Mo., born here July 22, 1860, and his parents were George and Charlotte (Shumate) Duncan. The paternal side of the family came from Virginia. Our subject was one of a family of eight, all but one living: William, born in Saline County, Mo., in 1858; James and Charles, all residing at home; Lena, born in this county in 1866, married Mr. Cott, a farmer in the county; L. Alice, born here in 1868, died at the age of five years; George, born here in 1870, is a pupil at Quincy, Ill.; and Ida, born in 1872 at this place, remains at home.
Our subject was reared in the county of Saline, Mo., ... age of eighteen years he left school and engaged in farming ... until he was four years older, and then changed to the drug business. This he was very successful in, but was obliged to resign it as he found there was some trouble with his lungs which the confinement of the store would aggravate. Hence he returned to his agricultural pursuits.
From the Government our subject obtained his first land seven years ago, consisting of a farm of one hundred and sixty acres located in Kansas. ... The marriage of our subject to Miss A. Crosslin was celebrated February 22, 1883. She was a native of Missouri, born in Saline County in 1864. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, as follows: G.C., born June 27, 1885; Lillian, born in Saline County, March 20, 1889; and Julia, born November 1, 1890. ... his wife and family belong to the Baptist Church. Politically, our subject is a Democrat. He was elected to the office of Constable in the First District in 1890 ... (pictures)
Pg.410: GEORGE W. SHUMATE, residing on section 12, township 51, range 20, in Saline County, was born in the State of Virginia in 1822, the son of James and Jane (Conway) Shumate. ... The parents of our subject came to Missouri in 1837 and settled in Warren County. Early in 1849 they came to Saline County and remained there until the death of the father in 1881. The family consisted of four sons and two daughters. ... Thomas Conway [Shumate] married Miss Elizabeth Duncan, and resides in Texas County, Mo. ...
Pg.428: WILLIAM M. WILHITE, a prosperous farmer of Saline County, near Gilliam, ... born in this county in 1837, and is the son of James and Charity (Hayes) Wilhite. His father was born in the year 1796, and was eighty-five years of age when he died. His grandfather, Reuben Wilhite, was a Tennesseean by birth. The father of our subject was in the War of 1812, through which he served. He became one of the first settlers in Saline County, ... The family of children consisted of three brothers and five sisters, of whom the sisters are still living. They are well known in their neighborhoods and we give a brief mention of them as follows: ... Naomi F. was born in this county and married P. Duncan, a farmer of this locality. Our subject was married in this county to Miss Mary F. Morrison in 1862; they have no family.
Pg.646-647: CHRISTOPHER C. BOOTH, of Saline County, ... born in Bourbon county, Ky., in 1832, and emigrated with his parents to Adams County, Ill., about 1834, and in that county passed his boyhood days. ... In 1856 Mr. Booth and Miss Hancock were united in wedlock. ... eight children ... Mr. Booth was one of eight children whose parents were Stephen and Mary (Congleton) Booth, the former a native of Bedford County, Va., whose birth occurred in 1786. His father, William Booth, probably a native of the same State, was a man of superior education and a large slave-holder. The brothers and sisters of our subject are: Armilda wedded William Hedges, and died in Adams County, Ill.; ... Mary, wife of John Duncan, resides in Adams County; ...
1893 "Portrait and Biographical Record of Clay, Ray, Carroll, Chariton and Linn Cos. MO : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States" pub. Chicago, by Chapman Bros. (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.8 P853; FHL book 977.8 D3p)
Pg.323: STEPHEN C. DUNCAN ... of Clay Co. MO, ... one of the early pioneers of the State. .... Mr. Duncan was born December 15, 1833, in Henry Co. KY. His parents were Stephen and Lucy (Browning) Duncan, both natives of Bourbon County, where the father was born October 17, 1797, and the mother several years later. The father, who had remained with his parents until his marriage, shortly after removed to Saline Co. MO, and in 1838 bought an improved farm ... and in December, 1840, came to Clay County, ... Upon this homestead Stephen Duncan, Sr., continued to reside for fifteen years, then located in Clinton Co. MO, where he died April 6, 1877. ... He was twice married and unto him and his first wife were born seven children: Thaddeus C.S., deceased; James W.; Sarah E., who has been thrice married, first to William Lynch, then to Mr. Williams and now the widow of Mr. Tuggle; Lucy twice married, her first husband, Matthew Duncan, her second, Lloyd Browning; John S., deceased; Stephen C., our subject; Mary E., deceased, wife of John W. Brenham. The mother of our subject died and was buried in Saline County, and in 1839 the father married Nancy Nicholson, a daughter of John Nicholson, and to them were born eleven sons and daughters, five of whom lived to attain their majority: Henry C.; Pembroke S.; Mattie, deceased wife of Joseph Glossip; Benjamin M. and Nannie. Father Duncan buried his second wife in April, 1875. The paternal grandfather, James Duncan, was a native of Culpeper Co. VA, where he grew up to manhood and married Miss Strode. Farming was the occupation of his life and he owned a two hundred and forty acre farm in Kentucky, to which he removed in a very early day. He was a man of resolute energy and actively participated in the War of 1812. Our subject ... March 5, 1863, Mr. Duncan was united in marriage with Mary E. Davenport, a daughter of Rice B. and Rebecca (Winn) Davenport. This estimable lady died September 10, 1869, leaving no children. .... November 10, 1870, our subject was married to Miss Maria Winn, a daughter of James and Malinda (Hutsell) Winn. ....
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 1987)
Pg.434-5, Clay Co., Platte Twp: Stephen C. Duncan, age 7 when parents came to this county in 1840, b. Dec. 15 1833 Henry Co. KY. Son of Stephen and Lucy (Browning) Duncan, both natives of Bourbon Co., KY, the former born Oct. 17, 1797. After their marriage in the county of their birth, they removed to Saline Co. MO in 1838 and to Clay Co. in 1840, then settling in Clinton Co. MO. There the father died April 6, 1877, but his wife had died in Saline Co. in 1838. Stephen C. was 6th of 7 children; mar. (1) 5 March 1863, Mary E. Davenport (died 10 Sept. 1869); mar. (2) 10 Nov. 1870 in Clinton Co. MO to Miss Maria Winn, dau. of James and Malinda (Hutsell) Winn, orig. of Bourbon Co. KY who came to Clay Co. in 1825; Maria born and reared in Clinton Co., educated in Platte Co. Children: Lucy, Mattie, Mabel. He is popularly known as "Duff" Duncan.
"Montana, its story and biography : a history of aboriginal and territorial Montana and three decades of statehood" by L.E. Munson, ed. by Tom Stout; pub. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1921, 2791 pgs. (LH12734, HeritageQuest images 5/2007 & 8/2007; FHL book 978.6 H2s v.2 and film 1,000,175)
Vol.III, pg.867-868: LESLIE DUNCAN. ... Manager of the Helena branch of the National Biscuit Company ... A son of J.H. Duncan, he was born January 30, 1880, in Cooper County, Missouri, of thrifty Scotch lineage, his emigrant ancestor having emigrated from Scotland to Missouri in pioneer days.
Born in 1858 in Missouri, J.H. Duncan was there bred and educated. Engaging in agricultural pursuits when young, he was engaged in farming in Cooper County until 1884, when he removed with his family to Saline County, Missouri, where he was similarly employed for four years. In 1888 he came to Helena, Montana, which has since been his home. Until 1892 he was in the employ of Sanford & Evans, pioneer merchants of this city, and for several years thereafter worked in the Helena Flour Mill ... change of occupation ... (MAD: other emplyment not copied) The following four years he was janitor at the State Capitol, after which he served as jailor during his son Rolla's term as sheriff of Lewis & Clark County. He is now custodian at the State Capitol. He is a stanch republican in politics, and for many years has been an active member of Red Cross Lodge No.32, Knights of Phythias. (MAD: Helena, Lewis and Clark Co. MT)
J.H. Duncan married in Missouri Amelia Susan McMahan, who was born in that state in 1861, and to them children have been born as follows: Leslie, the special subject of this sketch; Rolla, engaged in the theatrical business at Lewiston, Idaho; Thomas, who died at the age of two years; Stella, living in Helena, is the widow of Charles ne Flette (MAD: sic), formerly superintendent of the Lewis & Clark County Poor Farm; Elmer lived but two years; Mabel, wife of Emmett McMahan, an oil promoter of California; Lillian, wife of E.C. Kempter, who has charge of the State Nurseries at Helena; John, who died at the age of two years; Rowena, wife of James Hix, who was until recently engaged in farming at Roxbury, Idaho, is now living in Helena; Irene, attending the Helena Business College; and Grayce, who is with the M.S.T. & T. Company of Helena.
Completing the course of instruction in the public schools of Helena, Leslie Duncan took a business course at the International School of Correspondence at Scranton, Pennsylvania. At the early age of fourteen years he began life as a wage earner in ... about 1896, ... returning to Helena, he clerked for six months ... the following eight years Mr. Duncan ... (MAD: more on his work and business history not copied) ... in May, 1916, he was made manager of the company's largest establishment in Helena (National Biscuit Company) ... Religiously Mr. Duncan ... Presbyterian. Politically ... republican party. ... Mr. Duncan married in 1897, in Helena, Miss Myrtle Fowler, a daughter of D.D. and Ida (Grandie) Fowler, residents of Seattle, Washington, where Mr. Fowler is actively engaged in mercantile pursuits. Three children have blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, namely: Wesley, born July 4, 1899, was graduated from the Helena High School and is now bookkeeper for the National Biscuit Company; Russell, born August 2, 1900, is employed in the packing department of the National Biscuit Company; and Raleigh, born March 22, 1907. In 1918 Wesley Duncan, the eldest child of the parental household, enlisted for the World war in the Marine Corps ...
Saline Co. MO (from notebooks of Kay D. Hampton bef. 1970, loaned through Lu Durham 5/1988, now at Platte Co. MO Historical Society; typed page under "James M. Duncan", her comments)
Baptist Church, Fish Creek, Cemetery, Saline Co. MO (Kay D. Hampton: the one out in the country)
James M. Duncan, b. Dec. 14, 1844, d. April 11, 1926
Hannah J., b. March 1, 1866, d. May 13, 1930
(Issue: Charles A. Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Asa Duncan)
Some early Duncans in Saline Co. MO:
William Dunkin, 21 May 1822, referred to in deed in Saline Co. MO Deed Book A or B, 1821-1828, from Robert D. Dawson and wife Malinda of New Madrid Co. to Francoise J. Waters, widow of Richard Jones Waters decd, deed of relinquishment to the original headrights of Jesse Demint, Isaac Thompson, and William Dunkin. (pg.39, Vol.7, 4/1970, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
Sarah E. Duncan, 4 Feb. 1845, mar. William Lynch.
John Duncan, 24 Feb. 1848, mar. Malinda Butt. (MAD: ? 1850 Jackson Co. MO census)
Emaline Duncan, 3 June 1849, mar. William Hickum.
Elizabeth Duncan, 25 Aug. 1849, mar. Thomas C. Shoemate.
Mary F. Dunkum, 3 April 1855, of Arrow Rock, mar. at Arrow Rock to Dr. George W. Johnson of Kansas. (MAD: Mrs. Mary F. Johnson, wife of Dr. Johnson of Kansas, died of consumption in Arrow Rock, MO, 21 Sept. 1855, she the dau. of John A. Dunkum of Albemarle Co. VA, had married Dr. Johnson on April 3 and was on her way to Kansas, came to Arrow Rock, MO, a few weeks before her death; from her 1855 obituary in "St. Louis Christian Advocate" from Vol.10, 4/1971, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)
Henry Clay Duncan, 1873, married Harriett Ella Kirtley 1853-1914 who was a sister of James Samuel Kirtley born 1855 Saline Co. MO (pg.589, Vol.IV, "Compendium of American Genealogy" by Virkus; from Dale O. Duncan 2/1987)
"The Duncans of Bourbon Co. KY" by Julia Hoge Spencer Ardery (FHL fiche 6,018,102 and other sources)
Mrs. Ardery's book contains the descendants of Capt. James Duncan, born 20 Feb. 1750, died 16 Oct. 1817, married 9 Dec. 1777 to Elizabeth Strode, dau. Capt. John Strode. His son Stephen Duncan, born 17 Oct. 1797, mar. first Lucy Browning, mar. 2nd Nancy Nicholson in 1839, had five children lived to maturity, was in Bourbon Co. KY in 1822 and Saline Co. MO in 1836.
MAD: Sons of the American Revolution #121620 Application in 1982-1983 of John Edward Duncan of Fairway, KS, was based on this family. (from Verna Hamilton 10/1988)
"Lick Skillet Banner", Oct. 9, 1975, and Oct. 16, 1975; column by Dorothy Butler (from James H. Duncan 11/1982)
These issues of the newspaper contain an article about Thomas Duncan who left [Logan Co.] KY in the 1830's and brought his wife Elizabeth (Bywaters) and son Robert to Jackson Co. MO. They had travelled with his uncle Benjamin Duncan and family who located in Saline Co. MO, but in 1844 moved to Lafayette Co. MO.
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