Duncans in Ottawa Co. OH


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

Last revised May 25, 2012

Formed 1840 from Erie, Sandusky, Lucas


1840-1850 Ottawa Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Ottawa Co. OH Census
Portage Twp.
Pg.13, #195-195, B.F. DUNCAN (m) 48 NY farmer $0-$3500 (alone)

1870 Ottawa Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed


Ottawa Co. OH Deed Indexes
   Grantee index, v.1, 1820-1868 (FHL film 559,332)
      No Duncan
   Grantor index, v.1, no dates (FHL film 953,733)
      Item 1, by Section, Twp, Range, not alphabetic by grantor
      Item 2, town lots, by town, not alphabetic by grantor
   Grantor index, v.2, no dates (FHL film 953,734, item 1)
      In order by Sec., Township & Range, not by grantor
      Did not look through page by page

HISTORIES before 1923

"Commemorative biographical record of the counties of Sandusky and Ottawa, Ohio : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1896, 943 pgs. (LH9742, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.12 D3co and film 908,711 item 1 and 1,000,339 item 4)
      Pg.827-828: JAMES S. DUNCAN, proprietor of a flourishing general store at Limestone, and also extensively engaged in the lime business, is a native of Ohio, born July 9, 1858, in Jackson, Jackson County. His parents, James and Amy (Verner) Duncan, were both born in Armstrong county, Penn., the father in 1827, the mother in 1835. They were married in 1851, and are now living at Powellsville, Scioto Co., Ohio, where the father is a contractor and builder. To them were born eight children, five of whom are now living, three sons and two daughters; the sons are all married, but the daughters are still with their parents. James S. Duncan spent his boyhood days at Powellsville, Scioto Co., Ohio, there attending the public schools, from which he graduated in 1877. At the age of nineteen, immediately after graduating, he and his brother (MAD: unnamed) formed a supply company for forwarding lime to Means, Kyle & Co., in which business they continued for about five years, when it was suddenly brought to a close by the death of his brother, he being accidentally killed while handling limestone. Mr. Duncan then went to Marion, Ohio, as superintendent of the lime works for John D. Owens & Son, with whom he remained four years, thence coming to Limestone, Benton township, Ottawa county, where for two years he had the superintendency of a similar business for Swayne & Lawrence. ... In 1889 Mr. Duncan opened a general store at Limestone, of which branch of his business his wife had charge for a time, but finally it was put into the hands of a clerk, Mr. Duncan of course having the general management and oversight of the business. ... In 1892 Mr. Duncan went into partnership with L.W. Buzzard, ... On June 15, 1881, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Alice M. Worthington, of Ironton, Ohio, and three children have blessed their union, all of whom are living: Royer E., born June 15, 1882; Cleveland, born December 13, 1886, and Clara E., born December 14, 1888. Mrs. Duncan was born in Kentucky September 5 1856, and when a small girl removed with her father's people to Powellsville, Ohio, where she attended school, graduating in 1864. ... Her father, Findley Worthington, was killed in the war of the Rebellion, and her mother died some seventeen years ago.


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