Duncans in Shannon Co. MO


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

Last revised June 5, 2009

Formed 1841 from Ripley, Washington
Reynolds formed 1845 from Shannon
Texas formed 1845 from Shannon, Wright
Dent formed 1851 from Crawford, Shannon
Carter formed 1859 from Ripley, Shannon


1850-1860 Shannon Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Shannon Co. MO Census
Bowlan Twp.
Pg.639, #25-24, READ, Patric (m) 44 TN farmer $1000-$800
                  Artamissa (f) 33 MO keeping house
                  Mary 11, Josaline (f) 9 MO
                  Sina (f) 6, Lucy 3 MO
                  DUNCAN, Merrida (m) 16 MO (white) farm laborer

1880 Shannon Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1900 Shannon Co. MO Census (Ancestry.com image 9/2006)
Delaware Twp, E.D. 118
Pg.11B, #30-30, DUNCAN, Sylvester, head w/m May 1847 age 53 mar. 18 yr IL Tennissee? IL farmer
Martha, wife w/f May 1862 age 38 mar.18 yr, 8 ch, 7 living, IL GA TN
Minnie, dau w/f Jan 1887 13 single AR IL IL
Ella, dau w/f Mch? 1891 9 single MO IL IL
John?, son w/m Apr. 1893 7 single MO IL IL
Clarie, dau w/f May 1897 3 single MO IL IL
Wm., son w/"f" Jan 1883 17 single MO IL IL farmer
      (MAD: Sylvester Dunkan age 28 in 1880 St.Clair Co. IL census with Jane Dunkan)


"Edwardsville Intelligencer" Edwardsville [Madison Co.], Illinois, Wednesday, July 9, 1895 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 2/2004)
      Wild Waters Sweep Away All of Winona, Mo.
      Thirty Houses Carried Off and the Survivors Left Shelterless and Destitute.
      SPRINGFIELD, MO., July 8. - A storm awful in its terror and total in its work of destruction has wiped out the town of Winona, on the Current river branch of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis railway in Shannon county, at 10:30 o'clock at night. It is known that eleven persons lost their lives and eight men are missing. The dead are: Rev. G.W. Duncan, Mrs. G.W. Duncan, Mattie Duncan, Mrs. Crawford, (daughter of G.W. Duncan), Crawford Gert, George Nevins, Norma Nevins, little daughter of Lloyd Wright, Maggie Cannon, John Morris, and Mrs. Nevins. The bodies of Rev. G.W. Duncan, his wife and daughter, and George Nevins, Norma Nevins, and the Wright girl were recovered, but the others have not been found.


Some early Duncans in Shannon Co. MO:
      Thomas J. Duncan, 25 Oct. 1879, assignee of Wm. Jamison, grantor in a deed to Josephine Walsh filed April 23, 1881, in Shannon Co. MO Index Book C. (unnamed book on Welch material, from Martha Smart 1993)


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