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Duncans in Holmes Co. OH

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

Last revised July 15, 2013

HOLMES CO. OH
Formed 1824 from Coshocton, Wayne, Tuscarawas
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830 Holmes Co. OH Census
Mechanic Twp.
Pg.272  Jane Duncan          0000,2        - 0011,001


1840 Holmes Co. OH Census
Salt Creek Twp.
Pg.212  James Duncan         2000,11       - 1000,1
Pg.219  John Duncan          1010,0000,1   - 0010,2
          (MAD: 1850 Holt Co. MO census,
            1860 Benton Co. OR census)
Mac. Twp.
Pg.231  Wm. Duncan           1010,11       - 2000,2
Ripley Twp.
Pg.254  George J. Duncan     3020,01       - 0220,01

1850 Holmes Co. OH Census
Mechanic Dist.95
Pg.160, #1078-1099, William DUNCAN 44 PA farmer $5500
                  Frances (f) 30 IRE
                  Thomas 13, H.J. (f) 11 OH
                  M.A. (f) 9, Andrew 7 OH
                  Eliza 5, Francis (f) 4 OH
                  James 2, Elmira 6/12 OH
                  (MAD: son of Andrew Duncan & Jane Wiley)
Washington Dist.96
Pg.292, #582-593, George DUNKIN 46 PA shoemaker $0
                  Mary 42 PA
                  Syrus (m) 24, George H. 22 PA
                  Sarah J. 20, Caroline 19 PA
                  Mary 17, Margt. 16 PA
                  Andrew 14, John 12 OH
                  James 10, William 9 OH
                  Bnjam (m) 7, Theodore (m) 1 OH
                  (MAD: 1860 DeKalb Co. IN census)
 

1860 Holmes Co. OH Census
Mechanic Twp.
Pg.295, #494-494, William DUNCAN 54 PA farmer $6000-$1500
                  Frances (f) 41 IRE
                  Thomas E. 22 lawyer OH
                  Hester J. (f) 28 OH
                  Mary A. 18, Andrew 16 OH
                  Eliza 14, Fanny A. 12 OH
                  James E. 10, Elmira E. 9 OH
                  William W. 8, John 6 OH
                  George 4, Emma 2 OH
Hardy Twp.
Pg.333, #288-300, J. DUNCAN (m) 45 IRE farmer $1500-$400
                  H. (f) 45 IRE
                  E. (f) 11, Jno. C. 8 OH
Pg.346, #474-494, John DUNCAN 56 PA farmer $13500-$19000
                  Nancy 46 MD
                  John C. 23 OH farmer
                  A. (m) 21 OH farm hand
                  H. (f) 18, W. (m) 16 OH
                  J. (m) 14, Harriet 6 OH
                  M.J. GRAY (f) 15 OH servant
                  A. DUNLER (m) 18 OH laborer
                  (MAD: 1850 Coshocton Co. OH census; son of Andrew Duncan died 1817 Holmes Co. OH)
 

1870 Holmes Co. OH Census
Hardy Twp.
Pg.44, #186-177, DUNCAN, Hannah 59 IRE keeping house $3,375-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Liza 20 NY teaches school, parents of foreign birth
                  John 17 OH at home, parents of foreign birth
Pg.48, #247-238, DUNCAN, John Sr. 66 PA farmer $40,000-$3,000
                  Nancy 56 VA keeping house
                  James 23 OH farmer $0-$1000
                  Hattie 16 OH at home
                  CRITCHFIELD, Hannah 30 OH at home
Millersburgh, Hardy Twp.
Pg.67, #299-290, DUNCAN, John 52 IRE laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Oxford, Killbuck Twp.
Pg.82, #10-10, DUNCAN, John C. 33 OH farmer $12,000-$300
                  Margaret 23 OH keeping house
                  Carrie 1/12 OH b.Apr.
                  DUNCAN, William 28 OH farmer $12,000-$300
                  ADAMS, Louisa 18 OH domestic servant
Mechanic Twp.
Pg.108, #175-175, DUNCAN, William 64 PA farmer $10,700-$1,300
                  Fanny 53 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary A. 28 OH at home, mother of foreign birth
                  Eliza 25 OH school teacher, mother of foreign birth
                  Fanny 23 OH at home, mother of foreign birth
                  William 18 OH at home, mother of foreign birth
                  Elmira 20 OH at home, mother of foreign birth
                  John 16 OH at home, mother of foreign birth
                  George 14 OH at home, mother of foreign birth
                  Emma 12 OH at home, mother of foreign birth
Pg.108, #176-176, DUNCAN, Andrew 26 OH farmer $0-$150, mother of foreign birth (sic)
                  Elizabeth 27 OH keeping house
                  Merty T. (f) 1 IA ("Iowa")
 

LAND RECORDS

Holmes Co. OH Deed Indexes and Deeds
   Index Vol.1, 1808 to 1850, pg.23 (blurred) (FHL film 432,025; following mostly from index)
      2-401: 1830, William Duncan to Robert Wilkin, N end W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.12 T8 R7, 40a
      2-603: 1829, William Duncan to Elijah Purdy, E side W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.19 T8 R7, 20a
      3-238: 1835, Jesse Uni? to John Duncan, mortgage "see Vol.4 Page 311"
      4-632: 1829, Joseph Nevill to William Duncan, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.19 T8 R7, 80a
      4-633: 1838, William Duncan to John Weikin, S 1/2 W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.12 T8 R7, 40a
      4-636: 1829, Joseph Nevill to William Duncan, E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.19 T8 R7, 80a
      7-30: 1840, John Palmer to William Duncan, E 1/2 Sec.1? T8 R6, 50.21a
      8-452: 1844, Zachariah Morrison to William Duncan, part SW 1/4 Sec.21 T8 R7, 50?a
      13-561: 1847, Cornelius Wenchester to John Duncan, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.22 T8 R7, 40a
      13-623: 1847, John Palmer to William Duncan, W 1/2 Sec.3? T8 R6, 50.21a
      13-624: 1848, William Duncan to Palmer Landon, W 1/2 Sec.3 T8 R6, 50.21a
      14-173: 1848, John Frew to William Duncan, part SW 1/4 Sec.21 T8 R7
      15-232: 1849, Moses Shaffer to John Duncan, SE 1/4 Sec.22 T8 R7, 40a
      15-239?: 1848, Charles Williams to William Duncan, pt. SW 1/4 Sec.21 T8 R7
   Index Vol.2, 1851-1863/68 (FHL film 432,025)
      17-415: 24 March 1852, John Duncan and wife Hannah of Holmes Co. OH appoint David Chaney of same, our attorney to make deed to Joseph M. Giangne and Augustus F. Giangne to W. 1/2 SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.14 T1S R4E, 120 acres. Wit. John R. Bancroft, J.R. Buckmaster. P/A voided and released 25 Dec. 1856. (FHL film 432,038)
      17-539: 8 April 1850, James Duncan and Eliza S. Duncan of Stark Co. OH to Mary Kline for $300, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.6 T8 R8, in Richland Twp, Holmes Co. Wit. Joseph Heckman, Eliza V. Duncan. (FHL film 432,038)
      17-540: 25 Jan. 1848, James Duncan (no wife) to Mary Hemminger, $50, SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 10, T8 R9 in Holmes Co. Wit. Caroline D. Wheeler, Eliza V. Duncan. Recorded Stark Co. OH (FHL film 432,038)
      21-303 & 390 (1856), 25-436 (1863), 27-180 (1865), 29-580 (1866), John Duncan grantor
      17-349 & 482 (1852), 18-450 (1863), 19-132 (1853), 22-74 & 75 (1856), 24-244 & 451 & 470 (1860-61), 25-490 (1863), 26-314 (1863), 31-178 & 220 (1869), John Duncan grantee
      27-171: 1865, William Duncan to P. Werum, lease
      27-405, 28-165: 1865, George H. Duncan grantor
      29-456: 1867, John Duncan to Hannah Duncan
 

Holmes Co. OH Deeds (SLC 5/1/2013)
   Deed records, v.1-2 1825-1834 (FHL film 432,030)
      2-401/402: 30 June 1830, William Duncan of Holmes Co. OH for $50 paid by Robert Wilkin of afsd, sell parcel of land in afsd being 40 acres of the N end of W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.8 Range 7 of land directed to be sold at Zanesville, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Duncan. Wit. John Duncan, Andrew Elliott. He appeared before Andrew Elliott, J.P. Presented for record March 15 and recorded March 17, 1833. (FHL film 432,030)
      2-603: 5 May 1829, William Duncan of Holmes Co. OH for $30 paid by Elijah Purdy of afsd, sell tract of land in afsd laying on the east side of W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.8 Range 7 of land to be sold at Zanesville containing 20 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Duncan. Wit. Robert Wilken, Andrew Elliott. He appeared before Andrew Elliott, J.P. Presented for record and recorded May 1, 1834. (FHL film 432,030)
   Deed records, v.3-4 1834-1838 (FHL film 432,031)
      3-238/239: 29 June 1835, Jesse Uhl of Holmes Co. OH to John Duncan of afsd, for $200 paid by said John Duncan, sell parcel of land in Holmes Co. OH, the 11th? (4th?) Sec. in? Twp. 7th Range SE 1/4, provided that if he shall pay John Duncan the sum of ? hundred dollars in one year from this date together with interest, then this is void (mostly too dark to read). /s/ Jesse Uhl. Wit. Robert? ?mer, William Cary. He appeared 29 June 1835 before John Aemin?, J.P. Presented for record June 29 and recorded July 1, 1835. Side note: See Volume 4, page 311, satisfaction. (FHL film 432,031)
      4-632: 10 April 1829, Joseph Nevill and Mary Nevill wife of said Joseph of Holmes Co. OH for $335 paid by William Duncan late of Jefferson Co. state afsd, sell to said William Duncan a tract of land in county of anel? State afsd, being W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.8 Range 7 of land sold at Zanesville containing 80 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Nevill, Mary Nevill. Wit. Andrew Elliott, Jonathan Nevill. They appeared 10 April 1829 before Andrew Elliott, J.P. Presented for record Feb. 27, 1838, recorded April 17, 1838. (FHL film 432,031)
      4-633: 27 February 1828, William Duncan and Fanny Duncan of Holmes Co. OH to John Wilkin of Harrison Co. OH, for $300 paid, sell parcel of land in Holmes Co. OH, the S 1/2 W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.8 Range 7 of unappropriated lands offered for sale at Zanesville, OH, containing 40 acres of lands more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Duncan, Fanny (X) Duncan. Wit. John Cary, John gruoff?? They appeared 27 Feb. 18(blank) before John Cary, J.P. Presented for record Feb. 27, 1838, and recorded April 17, 1838. (FHL film 432,031)
      4-636: 10 April 1829, Joseph Nevill and Mary Nevill his wife of Holmes Co. OH for $335 paid by William Duncan late of Jefferson Co. state afsd, sell to said William Duncan a tract of land in county & state afsd, being E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.8 Range 7 of US land sold at Zanesville, containing 80 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Nevill, Mary Nevill. Wit. Andrew Elliott, Jonathan Nevill. They appeared 10 April 1829 before Andrew Elliott, J.P. Presented for record Feb. 27, 1838, and recorded April 19, 1838. (FHL film 432,031)
   Deed records, v.7-8 1840-1842 (FHL film 432,033)
      7-30: (blotted) 20? April 1840, John Palmer of Holmes Co. OH to William Duncan of same place, for $200 paid, sell parcel of land in Holmes Co. OH, being E 1/2 of Lot No.20 containing 50 acres in 3rd quarter of Twp.8 Range 6 of land appropriated for satisfying warrants for military services, provided that if John Palmer pay to William Duncan the sum of $200 on 1st April 1849?, this obligation to be void. /s/ John Palmer, 16 May 1840. (no wit.) He appeared before Samuel North, J.P. to ack. mortgage. Presented for record June 6, and recorded July 28, 1840. March 20, 1848, received in full all demands on this mortgage hereby cancelling the same, /s/ William Duncan. Personally came William Duncan March 21, 1848, before George F. Newton, Recorder. (FHL film 432,033)
      8-452/453: (blank day?) April 1842, Zachariah Morrison and Maria Morrison his wife of Holmes Co. OH for $500 paid, sell to William Duncan of Holmes Co. OH the parcel of land in Holmes Co., being part of SW 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.8 Range 7, beg. exactly in the centre of said section which is the NE corner of said quarter and NW corner of Thomas Carpenter's quarter of said section, ... containing by survey 50 acres of land, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Zach. Morrison, Maria (X) Morrison. Wit. Julian Purdy, Custer Miller. They appeared 29 April 1842 before H?. Murray, J.P., Coshocton Co. OH. Presented & recorded July 26, 1842. (FHL film 432,033)
   Deed records, v.13-14 1847-1849 (FHL film 432,036)
      13-561/562: 8 April?? 1847, Cornelius Winchester and Chloe G. Winchester his wife of Holmes Co. OH for $300 paid by John Duncan of Coshocton Co., sell parcel of land in Holmes Co., being the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.22 Range 7 Twp.8 commencing at SW corner of above tract, ... containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrent title. /s/ Cornelius Winchester, Chloe G. Winchester. Wit. John A. Elliott, Isabella (X) Elliott. They appeared 8 Dec. 1847 before John A. Elliott, J.P. Presented for and recorded Jan. 13, 1848. (FHL film 432,036)
      13-623/624: 31 July 1847, John Palmer and Mary Palmer his wife of Holmes Co. OH for $800 paid by William Duncan of same place, sell parcel of land in Holmes Co. OH in Mechanic Twp., being W 1/2 of Lot No.21 containing 51 acres in 3rd quarter of Twp.8 Range 6, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Palmer, Mary (X) Palmer. Wit. John N. Elliott, George N. Elliott. They appeared 31 July 1847 before John N. Elliott, J.P. Presented and recorded March 1, 1848. (FHL film 432,036)
      13-624/625: 8 Feb. 1848, William Duncan and Frances Duncan his wife of Holmes Co. OH for $832 paid by Landon Palmer of afsd, sell parcel of land in Holmes Co. OH, being W 1/2 Lot No.21 containing 20 acres in 3rd quarter of Twp.8 Range 6, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Duncan, Frances (X) Duncan. Wit. John N. Elliott, Gable (X her mark) Elliott. They appeared 8 Feb. 1848 before John N. Elliott, J.P. Presented and recorded March 1, 1848. (FHL film 432,036)
      14-173: 13 March 1848, John Frew and Sophia Frew of Coshocton Co. OH for $500 paid by William Duncan of Holmes Co. OH, sell real estate in Holmes Co. OH, being all the undivided 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.22 Twp.8 Range 7 in the US Military District excepting so much as was heretofore sold by William Morrison and wife to Zachariah Morrison, being about 50 acres, and also so much as was heretofore sold by said William Morrison and wife to William Edger, being about 17 acres, which said lot of land was conveyed by William Morrison and Nancy Morrison to George? W. Silliman and the afsd John Frew on 28 March 1836, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Frew, Sophia Frew. Wit. R.C. Bryan, Isaac Insans?. They appeared 13 March 1848 before R.C. Bryan, J.P. of Coshocton Co. Presented and recorded Aug. 12, 1848. (FHL film 432,036)
   Deed records, v.15-16 1849-1851 (FHL film 432,037)
      15-232/233: 13 Aug. 1849, Moses Shafer and Rebecca Shafer his wife of Holmes Co. OH for $400 paid by John Duncan of Coshocton Co., sell parcel of land in Holmes Co. OH, being SE 1/4 Sec.22 Range 7 Twp.8 commencing at W corner of above quarter section ... containing 40 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Moses (X) Shafer, Rebecca (X) Shafer. Wit. John H. Smith, Delisa? Smith. They appeared 13 Aug. 1849 before John H. Smith, J.P. Presented and recorded Oct. 23, 1849. (FHL film 432,037)
      15-239/240: 29 March 1848, Charles Williams and Rachel Williams wife of said Charles Williams of Holmes Co. OH for $600 paid by William Duncan of afsd, sell premises, one equal undivided half part of all that parcel of land in Holmes Co. OH, being all the SW 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.8 Range 7 in US Military District excepting so much as was sold by William Morrison and wife now decd to Zachariah Morrison being about 50 acres, and also excepting ... sold to William Edgar being about 17 acres, with all appurtenances, warrant title, excepting a mortgage given by said Charles Williams and Rachael Williams to William R. Johnson and Thomas Heinrickhouse administrators of George W. Sillimon and as a part of the purchase money, which mortgage the said William Duncan is to pay as per agreement. /s/ Charles Williams, Rachael (X) Williams. Wit. John N. Elliott, John F. Kerr. They appeared 29 March 1848 before John N. Elliott, J.P. Presented and recorded Oct. 27, 1849. (FHL film 432,037)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Defiance Co. OH Deeds (FHL film 900,429)
      13-234/235: 19 April 1864, John Duncan and wife Nancy Duncan of Holmes Co. OH for $1600 paid, sell to Harman Hockman of Defiance Co. OH, real estate in Defiance Co. OH, SE 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.5N Range 4E, containing 160 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Nancy (X) Duncan. Wit. Robert Justice, Virginia Justice. They appeared 19 April 1864 before Robert Justice, J.P. of Holmes Co. OH. Recorded June 13, 1864.
      13-284: 21 June 1864, John Duncan and wife Nancy Duncan of Holmes Co. OH for $400 paid, sell to David Miller of Defiance Co. OH, real estate in Defiance Co. OH, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.5N Range 4E containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, "Mancy" (X) Duncan. Wit. D.P?. Leadbetter, Robert Justice. John Duncan and wife Nancy Duncan appeared 21 June 1864 before Robert Justice, J.P., Holmes Co. OH. Recorded July 7, 1864.
 

Putnam Co. OH Deeds v.7-8, 1846-1865 (dates mixed) (FHL Film 915,706; SLC 9/13/2012)
      7-444: 22 Nov. 1860, John Duncan and Hanah Duncan of Holmes Co. OH for $400 paid, sell to Augustus F. Giaugue, premises with appurtenances in Putnam Co. OH, W 1/2 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.14 Twp.1S Range 4E containing 120 acres more or less, being the lands deeded by Daniel Carey? an attorney Sept. 15, 1852 to Joseph M. Giaugue and said Augustus F. Giaugue and found to be ---. /s/ John Duncan, Hanah Duncan. Wit. Joseph Giaugue, J.M. Bell. They appeared in Holmes Co. OH before A.J. Bell, Notary Public, 23 Nov. 1860. Recorded Dec. 26, 1860. Certification the above to be a correct copy of original record found in Vol. and page defaced transcribed Aug. 22, 1864, /s/ Peter J. Bowman, Recorder. (FHL film 915,706)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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, Andrew, widow Duncan, Elizabeth; B 16 OH Inf.; 1870 April 18, Invalid Appl. #155244, Cert. #114866; 1912 Dec. 7, Widow Appl. #997543, Cert. #752589, Minn. (MAD: ? 1870 Holmes Co. OH, ? 1910 Minneapolis Ward 8, Hennepin Co. MN)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "Commemorative biographical record of the counties of Wayne and Holmes, Ohio : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settled families" pub. by J.H. Beers & Co. (FHL film 1,000,349 item 3)
      Pg.618-23: Holmes Co. JOHN DUNCAN (deceased) b. March 7, 1804, in Washington Co. PA, where he remained until 1824, when he came to Steubenville, Jefferson Co. OH, and engaged with a Mr. Plumer as a laborer. About 1826 took flat-boat of flour to New Orleans, forwarded it to Mexico to sell, returned mostly on foot. Became apprentice to Plummer to learn fulling & carding industry to 1830. Then to Holmes Co.; his brother William Duncan had come first; they bought farm in Mechanic Twp. & built fulling & carding mill; William kept it. John to Coshocton Co., built saw-mill etc. on Doughty's Fork; 1851 to Holmes Co.; retired 1874, d. July 12, 1878, in Killbuck. (MAD: John was son of Andrew who d. 1817 Jefferson Co. OH)
            John's father (unnamed) was native of Scotland, to Washington Co. PA while young man, there married Jane Wiley, sister of Dr. Wiley of Washington Co. PA University, and settled there. Children: Adam, John, William, Elisa, Isabella, Mary and Hester; John's father d. 1817 when eldest child Adam was 15. Adam m. Jennie Milligen & located in Guernsey Co.; William m. Fanny Elliott; Elisa m. George Gray; Mary m. Edward Stevenson & located in Illinois; Hester m. Rev. James Eliott; Isabella m. John Eliott, all locating in Holmes Co. except Adam and Mary.
            John was JP, Presbyterian Church, involved in water-wheel patent right case taken to US Supreme Court 10 years, Democrat. Married Miss Nancy, dau. of John Casey of Loudoun Co. VA who settled Killbuck Twp, Holmes Co.; she lives Millersburgh, age 75. Nine children: Sarah Jane, John C., Andrew, Hannah, George, William, James E., Nancy Euphemia and Harriet Louisa. (1) Sarah Jane m. Peter Stevenson of Coshocton Co. OH where she now resides; (2) John C. b. Coshocton Co. OH March 19, 1836, in Co. A, 102nd OH Vol. Inf., ..., Jan. 2, 1866, m. Miss M.P., dau. of Hon. H.G. Saunders; 2 children: Carrie Lemore & Harriet Edwina; (3) Andrew b. Dec. 18, 1837, m. Susan French about 1862, in Co. G, 16th OH Vol. Inf., d. age 25 at Killbuck, OH; (4) Hannah b. Feb. 26, 1840 in Coshocton Co. OH, m. Dr. James R. Bristor of Mansfield, OH, where now live; (5) George b. Jan. 11, 1842, d. age 13; (6) William b. March 19, 1844, in Coshocton Co. OH, in Co. H, 88th O.S.I. ... after war in partnership with J.C. Duncan ... m. Elisa Saunders at Wash. DC in 1876, 4 living children: John, R.C. Hurd, Ada and Frederick William; (7) James E. below; (8) Nancy Euphemia b. Sept. 7, 1850, d. Sept. 19, 1855; (9) Harriet Louisa b. Oct. 22, 1852, unmarried.
      Pg.823-4: Holmes Co. JAMES E. DUNCAN, youngest son of John Duncan, b. Coshocton Co. OH March 13, 1847, to Holmes Co. when child. Enlisted Co. C 166th OH Vol. ... Married in 1873 Miss Lilli A., dau. of James W. Way of Killbuck Twp; two children: Lola and Jessie. Methodist Episcopal Church.
 

1880 "History of Morrow County and Ohio : containing a brief history of the state of Ohio from its earliest settlement to the present time, embracing its topography, geological, physical and climatic features, its agricultural, stock-growing, railroad interests, etc. : a history of Morrow County, giving an account of its aboriginal inhabitants, early settlement by the whites, pioneer incidents, its growth, its improvements, organization of the county, its judicial and political history, its business and industries, churches, schools, etc. : biographical sketches, portraits of some of the early settlers and prominent men, etc., etc." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: O.L. Baskin (LH9707, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.1516 H2h and film 824,492 item 1 and 1,000,334 item 3)
      Pg.529: THOMAS E. DUNCAN, lawyer; Mt. Gilead; was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 21, 1837; the son of William and Fannie (Elliott) Duncan. Until he was 20 years of age, Mr. Duncan worked upon his father's farm, laying the foundation of his education in the winter months at the district school. At this time he entered the Ohio Wesleyan University, where he studied some three years, leaving school at the end of that time to enter the law office of Messrs. Bancroft & Vorhes, of Millersburg, Ohio, as a student; in 1862, he was admitted to the bar at Columbus, and in the same year came to Morrow Co., opening an office at Cardington; twelve years later, he came to Mt. Gilead, where he has continued the practice of his profession ever since; he was elected Prosecuting Attorney in 1868, and re-elected in 1870; three years later he was elected to the Legislature from Morrow Co., and was returned for a second term in 1875; in the spring he was elected to a place in the Village Council of Mt. Gilead. In April, 1880, Governor Foster honored him with the appointment of Director of the Ohio Penitentiary. In all the public positions which Mr. Duncan has been called to fill, he has at all times shown himself to be possessed of marked ability, and has discharged the duties of his various offices with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. In addition to the business ... he was for six and a half years a partner with the firm of Duncan Bros., hardware dealers, in Cardington, and is now a Director of the Cardington Banking Company, having been one of the originators of that enterprise. He was married to Rachel, daughter of Major John Frew, May 14, 1862; their union has been blessed by seven children, of whom six are yet living.
 

1885 "History of DeKalb Co. IN" pub. by Inter-State Pub. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch, microfilm 277 reel 34 book 127; FHL film 934,901 item 2)
      Pg.766-7, Smithfield Township: George H. Duncan, prominent farmer of DeKalb Co., settled on Sec. 16, Smithfield Twp, in 1858; born in Washington Co. PA in 1827; his parents moved to Ashland Co. OH about 1838 and there he grew to manhood and was educated. In the fall of 1849 he began teaching school in Holmes Co. OH, ... 26 terms, his schools being in OH, MI and IN. His first school in DeKalb Co. was in the Bell Dist. in the winter of 1853-4. ... Since 1862 he has devoted his attention exclusively to farming. He was mar. first to Mary Chapman, a native of Ashland Co. OH, who died in 1862, leaving one dau., Mina, now the wife of Wm. F. Till. In 1863 he mar. Jane Chapman, a sister of his first wife; they have three children: Clementina, Benjamin F. and George B. Mr. Duncan served six years, 1874-80, as Commissioner of DeKalb Co. His father, George J. Duncan, was born in Washington Co. PA, Jan. 21, 1803, and mar. in March 1825 to Mary Baxter, also a native of Washington Co.; he moved to Ashland Co. OH in 1836 when that country was new, and in 1853 moved to DeKalb Co. IN and settled on Sec. 10, Smithfield Twp, where he died Jan. 8, 1870; his wife died Dec. 10, 1877; they had a family of eight sons and four daus, all of whom lived till maturity; seven sons and two daus. are still living, all save one son in DeKalb Co.; William B. resides in Kansas. (MAD: see Holmes Co. OH 1850)
      Pg.767, Smithfield Township: Robert T. Duncan, son of George J. Duncan, born in Holmes Co. OH in 1848; came with his parents to DeKalb Co. and remained with them till their death. Since his father's death in 1870 he has lived on the old homestead, a sister, Margaret Duncan, also making her home with him. He has been twice married. His first wife, Florence Wilson, came to DeKalb Co. from OH with her mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Wilson, her father having died in OH; Mrs. Duncan died Jan. 4, 1878, leaving one son, Andrew W. Mr. Duncan subsequently mar. Sarah Ann Freed, dau. of Peter Freed, of Smithfield Twp.
 

1897 "Landmarks of Rensselaer County, New York" by George Baker Anderson; pub. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co. (LH4381, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL film 934,848 item 3)
      Pg.351: Troy. The work of razing the old court house was begun March 11, 1895, by eight men under the direction of Contractor Charles Duncan, soon after the close of the last term of court held in the old building.
      Part 3, pg.348: WILLIAMSON, Rev. Robert D., was born in Millersburgh, Ohio, February 23, 1833. He is of Scotch-Irish descent. His early ancestors settled in Lancaster, Pa., about 1780. His father, David Williamson, was born in Pennsylvania and died in Ohio in 1860. His mother was Catherine Duncan, who died in 1882. Rev. Williamson graduated from Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio, in 1853 ... May 1857 he married Phebe L. Cruikshank, of Troy. ... (MAD: Millersburgh, Holmes Co. OH)
 

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.821: McPherson Co., Union Twp. B.F. DUNCAN, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 26, P.O. Lindsborg. He came to this place in the spring of 1872. He has 454 acres of fine land, 300 of which are under cultivation. In 1882 he raised 4,000 bushels of wheat, an average of thirty-three bushels per acre. He was born in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1837. Was raised on a farm and learned the millers' trade. He emigrated to the Platte purchase, Andrew County, Mo., in 1846, where he lived until coming to Kansas. He enlisted March 7, 1862, in Company F, Fourth Missouri Cavalry, Missouri State Militia; participated in all the battles of his command until discharged for disability contracted while in service, in 1863. He was married in 1865 to Miss Edith C. Bean, of Clinton County, Ohio. He has a half interest in the Bean & Duncan cattle ranch in southeast corner of Ellsworth County, Kan., where they have 1,000 acres of land fenced, and keep over three hundred head of cattle.
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Holmes Co. OH:
      Isabella Duncan, 27 Nov. 1830, mar. John Elliott
      John Duncan, 3 Jan. 1833, mar. Nancy Casey
      John B. Duncan, 7 June 1840, born Holmes Co. OH, son of James W. Duncan, died 17 April 1920, bur. Maitland Cem., Holt Co. MO (pg.108-9, "Gone Home; Directory of the Deceased and History of Holt Co. MO 1837-1981" by Eileen Derr, FHL book 977.8115 V3d, from Dale O. Duncan 3/1991)
      Hester Duncan, 17 Dec. 1835, mar. James Elliott
      William Duncan, 4 Feb. 1836, mar. Fanny Elliott
      William Duncan, 1841, Fence Viewer for Mechanic Twp. (from "Holmes Co. OH (misc.) Court Records 1825-1911" by Fair (DAR), FHL film 859,775 item 4)
      Harriet Duncan, 22 April 1841, mar. William Graham (MAD: 1850 Holt Co. MO census; info 5/1989 from Babette J. Dague, Harriet Duncan born 10/17/1819 Cumberland Co. PA, dau. of John Finley Duncan and Harriett McKinsey or McFarland, to Benton Co. OR 1852)
      Margaret Ann Duncan, 14 Aug. 1843, mar. Harrison Collins
      William Duncan, 1 Oct. 1843, parent or guardian of children George, Thomas, Sarah Ann, Helen Jane, between 4 and 21, in Mechanic Twp., in Dist.6 & 10, parts of Mechanic & Killbuck Twp. (from "Holmes Co. OH (misc.) Court Records 1825-1911" by Fair (DAR), FHL film 859,775 item 4)
      John F. Duncan, 1 Oct. 1843, parent or guardian of child Carl, between 4 and 21, in Killbuck Twp. (from "Holmes Co. OH (misc.) Court Records 1825-1911" by Fair (DAR), FHL film 859,775 item 4)
      William Duncan, 1844, on list of militia in Mechanic Twp. (from "Holmes Co. OH (misc.) Court Records 1825-1911" by Fair (DAR), FHL film 859,775 item 4)
      Sarah Jane Duncan, 31 May 1853, mar. Peter Stevenson
      Paul Duncan, 17 Dec. 1858, mar. Sarah McCauslin (MAD: 1850 Coshocton Co. OH census, son of John Duncan & Elizabeth Long)
      H.M. Duncan, 20 Aug. 1861, mar. Alexander Critchfield
      A.W. Duncan, 1 July 1862, mar. Susanah French
      William Duncan, 1875, age 69, bur. Mechanic Township Cemetery (pg.70, VOl.XIX, 1978, "Ohio the Cross Road of our Nation, Records and Pioneer Families" from Evelyn Sigler 12/1983)
 

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