Duncan research files of
1810-1820 Mercer Co. PA Census No Duncan indexed 1830 Mercer Co. PA Census Pg.224 James Duncan 0000,0000,01 - 0000,1 Pamatuning James J. Duncan 1000,1 - 1000,1 (James J. next to James) 1840 Mercer Co. PA Census Pg.215 Robert Duncan 0220,01 - 1011,001 Pymatuning 218 John Duncan 1000,0010,001 - 0101,01 & James Duncan Rev. Pensioner age 84 353 Saml. Duncan 0000,1 - 0000,1 Lackawana 354 Benj. Duncan 2000,1 - 0001,2000,1
1850 Mercer Co. PA Census
Pg.82, #250, Elizabeth DUNKIN 51 PA
Mary McHENRY 26 PA
James DUNKIN 19, Jane 13 PA
Pg.105, #55, Elizabeth DUNKIN 71 PA
Nancy 26 OH
Cyrus BARMER? 7 PA
Pg.105, #56, Benjamin DUNKIN 40 PA farmer $800
Margaret 32 PA
John 12, Joseph T. 10 PA
Pg.107, #86, Samuel DUNKIN 32 OH farmer $300
Isabel 30 PA
Wm. H. 10, Catherine 7 PA
Hugh 4 PA
(MAD: 1860 Mahoning Co. OH census)
Pg.116, #115, John DUNCAN 59 PA farmer $10,000
Mary 42 PA
Abner J. 12 PA
Catherine SUTTON 15 PA
Ralph J. SHATO? 12 PA
Pg.117, #125, J.J. DUNCAN (m) 47 PA Justice Peace
Sophia 43 OH
Jefferson 13, Julie 8 PA
Maria CAMPBELL 24 PA
1860 Mercer Co. PA Census
Pg.172-173, #897-859, Benj. DUNCAN 50 PA farmer $1200-$280
Margaret 47 PA
Joseph 20 PA farmer
Mary 10, Ellen 7 PA
Robert 4, William 8/12 PA
(MAD: ? 1870 McLean Co. IL census)
Pg.241, #752-722, John DUNCAN 34 SCT miner $0-$75
Mary 40 SCT
Jane 14, Agnes 11 SCT
John 9 SCT
Thomas 6, Mary 4 PA
Margaret 2 PA
Pg.275, #1012-968, Elizabeth DUNCAN 64 PA (blank) $0-$50
Mary McHENRY 30 PA seamstress $0-$0
Pg.277, #1029-984, James DUNCAN 26 PA farmer $0-$750
Sarah 21 PA
Mary 3 PA
Pg.562, #456-430, John N. DUNCAN 65 PA farmer $20,000-$1215
Mary 51 PA
Abner L. 22 PA farm laborer
John N. 8 PA
Martha GILLESPIE 72 PA
Sarah BARRINGER 20 OH domestic
Pg.714, #1435-1390, David D. COLLINS 53 MD farmer $0-$450
Mary A. 51 MD
Mary L. DUNCAN 19 PA mar/in/year
Sarah W. COLLINS 14 PA
John M. 18 PA farm laborer
David D. 12, Peredy L. (m) 6 PA
Pg.715-6, #1443-1398, Hotel, including
Jefferson DUNCAN 22 PA hotel clerk mar/in/year
Pg.804-5, #267-267, Jefferson J. DUNCAN 59 PA laborer $0-$125
Louisa 53 OH
Amanda SPEARS 19 PA
Isaac KECK 39 PA laborer $0-$0
Charles 8, Clara 6 PA
(MAD: this page faint; corrections from Kathy Cawley 12/2005)
Pg.892, #772-723, Nancy DUNCAN 38 OH seamstress $250-$75
Cyrus (m) 16 PA day laborer
1870 Mercer Co. PA Census
Pg. 7, #109-107, LOGAN, John C. 26 PA farmer $0-$895
Sarah 26 PA keeping house
Harry M. 10/12 PA b.Aug.
DUNCAN, George 11 PA, mother of foreign birth
E. Lackawannock Twp.
Pg.47, #98-92, ANDERSON, Jacob 29 PA farmer $4000-$1000
Elizabeth 21 PA keeping house
Alice 1 PA at home
DUNCAN, John 7 PA at home
Pg.95, #204-201, BAIRD, John 25 IRE coal miner $0-$100, parents of foreign birth
Eliza 30 PA keeping house
Mary J. 1 PA at home, father of foreign birth
DUNCAN, Jas. 30 IRE coal miner, parents of foreign birth
BAIRD, David 32 IRE coal miner, parents of foreign birth
French Creek Twp.
Pg.107, #83-83, FIRST, Abram 32 PA shoe maker $0-$800
Elizabeth 31 PA keeping house
Hannah 12 PA at school
Lanrett (f) 8 PA at school
John A. 6 PA at school
Duncan M. (m) 4 PA
Pg.107, #84-(blank), DUNCAN, Stewart 35 PA farmer $1600-$500
Mary 26 PA keeping house
Martha 6 PA at school
John 5, Elizabeth 2 PA
William 4/12 PA b.Mar.
Pg.162, #211-215, DUNCAN, Louisa 60 CT keeping H. $1000-$500
KECK, Isaac 41 PA D.laborer
Charles J. 18 PA brakesman
Clara L. (f) 16 PA at home
Hickory Twp. (each page starts #1-1)
Pg.212, #3-3, DUNKIN, James 36 SCT coal miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Margaret 30 SCT keeps house, parents of foreign birth
Archabald 12 SCT coal miner, parents of foreign birth
Elisabeth 10 SCT, parents of foreign birth
Jennitt 4 SCT, parents of foreign birth
Margaret 1 SCT, parents of foreign birth
Pg.216, #3-3, DUNKAN, George 33 SCT coal miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Allison (f) 32 SCT keeps house, parents of foreign birth
Aaron 10 SCT at school, parents of foreign birth
Jane 7 SCT at school, parents of foreign birth
James 5 SCT, parents of foreign birth
Andrew 2 SCT, parents of foreign birth
Pg.216, #5-5, DUNCAN, James 37 SCT coal miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Margaret 37 SCT keeps house, parents of foreign birth
Jane 9 SCT at school, parents of foreign birth
Jennett (f) 5 SCT at school, parents of foreign birth
John 1 SCT, parents of foreign birth
Pg.226, #1-1, DUNCAN, John 45 SCT coal miner $400-$0, parents of foreign birth
Mary 50 SCT keeps house, parents of foreign birth
Agnes 21 SCT, parents of foreign birth
John 19 SCT coal miner, parents of foreign birth
Thomas 16 PA coal miner, parents of foreign birth
Mary 14 PA at school, parents of foreign birth
Margaret 12 PA at school, parents of foreign birth
George 10 PA at school, parents of foreign birth
Elisabeth 7 PA at school, parents of foreign birth
Pg.234, #3-3, Boarding house, including
DUNCAN, Thomas 45 SCT runs engine, parents of foreign birth
Sharon Borough (all pages start #1-1)
Pg.291, #5-8, STRAWBRIDGE, Mary 36 OH keeps house $25,000-$17,000
DUNCAN, Jane 21 SCT dom. srvt., parents of foreign birth
McGORBIN, B. (m) 25 PA att. at law
Pg.21, #296-302, DUNCAN, Abner 32 PA farmer $4,300-$13,996
Mary E. 62 PA keeping house
WOODS, Wm. D. 31 PA farm hand
RICKERT, Matilda 11 PA domestic servant
West Middlesex Borough
Pg.118, #40-40, HILLIERS, J.W. (m) 31 PA physician & surgeon $3500-$8000, father of foreign birth
Sarah E. 28 PA keeping house
SHAFERS, Anne 16 PA house keeper, parents of foreign birth
DUNCAN John M. 19 PA M.D. student
Pg.120, #69-69, DUNCAN, J.T. (m) 31 PA clerk P.M. $1500-$300
Mary L. 26 PA keeping house
Fannie J. (f) 8 PA at home
Charley 5, Mary 4 PA at home
Julias (m) 1 PA at home
KASEY, Catherine 51 IRE house keeping, parents of foreign birth
COLINS, Daniel 22 PA gardening
Pg.126, #174-171, NEW KIRK, John S. 40 PA land lord $0-$500
Mary E. 35 PA land lady
James Alpres (m) 14 PA at home
Tirza (f) 12 PA at home
Lewis-Clark (m) 10 PA at home
Mary E. 2 PA at home
McINTIRER, Anna 16 PA house keeper, parents of foreign birth
McFARLAND, Mary 22 OH house keeper, father of foreign birth
NEW KIRK, Christine (f) 50 PA "without"
DUNCAN, William 26 OH tinner
KAY WOOD, George 18 PA carpenter
(MAD: or KAY, Wood George)
Pg.191, #95-90, DUNCAN, Nancy 48 OH keeping house $300-$0
Cyrus (m) 24 PA at home
1880 Census, Pymatuming Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania (from Kathy D. Cawley 12/2005)
S.D.# 10, E.D.# 224, Page# 367B, 368C, Image 46 & 47 of 47
Abner, w/m, age 42, Head, Farmer, PA./PA./PA.
Sarah, w/f, age 29, Wife, Keeping house, PA./PA./PA.
Mary, w/f, age 2, Daughter, PA./--/--
Fannie, w/f, age 19, single, servant, PA./PA./PA.
McCURDY, John, w/m, age 22, Brother-in-law, farm laborer, PA./PA./PA.
COOPER, Munson, w/m, age 22, boarder, farm laborer, PA./--/--
Mercer Co. PA Orphans Court Docket, 1804-1867; indexes are at the beginning or end of each volume. Vol.A-C 1804-1850 (FHL film 878,976; SLC 6/14/2008)
1804-1825 - no Duncan
1821-1839 - D index missing
1839-1845 - Duncan, Saml. to show Guar, #7-103, 1840 Dec.:
Pg.103, March term 1841. Petition of Saml. Duncan for leave to choose guardian, at Orphans Court of Mercer Co. 22 March 1841, petitioner was minor child of William Duncan late of Butler Co. PA decd, above the age of 14 years, and has no legally authorized (blank) to take charge of his person and sestate, petitions court to appoint a guardian. Petitioner's choice of Thomas Cleland approved, bond of $400.
Mercer Co. PA Index to deeds 1803-1919; Grantors index v.C-D (FHL film 889,508; SLC 6/13/2008)
Q1-500: Duncan, Elizabeth to David Young
X1-490: Duncans hrs, Henry to Samuel McCrumb
W1-223: Duncan, J.W. to Andrew Runser
Q2-325: Duncan, Jane to Robert Strain, Feb. 20, 1864, Mch 6, 1865, Millcreek
A1-439: Duncan, John to James Shaw
A1-475: Duncan, John to John Robinson
B1-432: Duncan, John to John C. Stewart
C1-230: Duncan, John to Mathew Grimes
U1-119: Duncan et al, John M. to McDowell & Nealy
X1-508: Duncan, John N. to James Nicholson
E2-227: Duncan, John M. to James Nicholson, April 18, 1852, June 4, 1855, Pymatuning
F2-292: Duncan, John N. to Thomas Unangst, March 21, 1854, June 18, 1856, Pymatuning
Later J names not copied
Y1-544: Duncan, Samuel to Robert Dodds, May 31, 1850, May 31, 1850, Wilmington
G2-455: Duncan, Stephen to G.A. Irvine, Nov. 7, 1857, Nov. 30, 1857, 5th Dist. D.L.
Quit on S names
A1-64: Duncan, William to Thomas Courtney
A1-205: Duncan, William to E.H. Holstead
A1-250: Duncan, William to Gant & Lover
A1-513: Duncan, William to Thompson & Duffield
B1-235: Duncan, William to Thos. & Bevan Pearson
G1-13: Duncan, William to M. Statton
G1-150: Duncan, William to J.S. Spencer
M1-231: Duncan by atty, William to James McMillan
M1-263: Duncan, William to James Duncan
P1-519: Duncan by atty, William to William Porter
Mercer Co. PA Index to Deeds 1803-1919; Grantees, v.C-D (FHL film 878,942; SLC 6/13/2008)
Only copied to ca 1850
F2-115: Duncan, Benjamin from Joseph Russell, Mar. 12, 1855, Mar. 14, 1856, Frenchcreek
W1-179: Duncan, Elizabeth from William Hooey
C1-229: Duncan, James from James Foster
M1-263: Duncan, James from William Duncan
N1-489: Duncan, James J. from William Porter
A2-446: Duncan, J.M. from James Nickleson, June 30, 1852, July 5, 1852, Pymatuning
Other J names were later, not copied
D2-216: Duncan, Jane from William Moore, June 9, 1854, Aug. 14, 1854, Millcreek
B1-431: Duncan, John from Philip Swartz
C1-228: Duncan, John from Trustees of Mercer Co.
I1-516: Duncan, John M. from Mary Park
M1-246: Duncan, John N. from James Duncan
M1-248: Duncan, John N. from James Duncan
S1-53: Duncan, John N. from James J. Duncan
S1-52: Duncan, John M. from James J. Duncan
U1-119: Duncan et al, John N. from McDowell & Neely
A2-308: Dunken, John N. from James Law, Apr. 1, 1852, May 3, 1852, Pymatuning
Next J name was 1873
N1-400: Duncan, Mathew from G. Roberts
Y1-542: Duncan, Samuel from Anna Pearson et al by atty, May 31, 1850, May 31, 1850, Wilmington
Y1-572: Duncan, Samuel from William Tuver?, June 24, 1850, June 24, 1850, Lackawannoah
Mercer Co. PA Deeds, 1787-1828; includes index (FHL film 878,951; SLC 6/13/2008)
Original deeds, no Duncan
Mercer Co. PA Index to Mortgages 1804-1971; mortgagors index v.C-D (FHL film 889,539; SLC 6/17/2008)
Duncan, A., item 544, pg.52
Duncan, G., item 424, pg.83
Duncan, J., item 258, pg.58
Duncan, M., item 404, pg.42
Duncan, R., item 422, pg.80
Duncan, S., item 545, pg.68
Duncan, T., item 297, pg.17
Duncan & Co., item 423, pg.--
Item 258: Duncan, John W., mtg. to Bryan Glenn & Co., B-237
Item 297: Duncan, Thomas J. to A.F. Everhart, 4-153
Item 298: Duncan, Thomas J. to Wm. H. Veach, 4-169
Item 403: Duncan et ux, T.J., to Nancy W. Moses et al, 9-526, Apr. 7, 1883, Apr. 12, 1883, Pymatuning
Item 404: Duncan et al, Mary F. to Nancy W. Moses et al, 9-526, Apr. 7, 1883, Apr. 12, 1883, Pymatuning
Item 422: Duncan et al, Robert A. to Wm. W. Spier, 10-559, Apr. 23, 1884, Apr. 28, 1884, Hickory
Item 423: Duncan & Co. to Wm. W. Spier, 10-559, Apr. 23, 1884, Apr. 28, 1884, Hickory
Item 424: Duncan et al, George R. to Wm. W. Spier, 10-559, Apr. 23, 1884, Apr. 28, 1884, Hickory
Item 544: Duncan et ux, A.L., to Eliza C. Bortz, 15-219, Feb. 14, 1893, Feb. 20, 1893
Item 545: Duncan et al, Sarah, to Eliza C. Bortz, 15-219, Feb. 14, 1893, Feb. 20, 1893
Mercer Co. PA Mortgagee index v.C-F (FHL film 878,896; SLC 6/17/2008)
Duncan, A., item 398, pg.26
Duncan, J., item 262, pg.30
Duncan, L., item 877, pg.47 (MAD: did not copy, after 1912)
Duncan, M., item 289, pg.
Duncan, S., item 560, pg.30
Duncan, T., item 521, pg.
Item 262: Duncan, John W. mtg. from Curtis & Boyce, B-402
Item 278: Duncan, James I. from Wm. Porter, N-489
Item 289: Duncan, Mary L. from F.L. Bean, 4-116
Item 398: Duncan, A.D. from Andrew Shaw et ux, 11-595, Satisfied
Item 505: Duncan, A.L. from Jesse Dailey, 21-605
Item 506: Duncan, A.L. from Jesse Dailey, 21-606
Item 521: Duncan, T.J. from John Ashton, 24-69
Item 560: Duncan, Sarah H. from Lillie Mathay, release, 27-380
Item 561: Duncan, Sarah H. from Cornelius Jewell, release, 27-380
Mercer Co. PA Deeds (SLC 6/2/2011)
Deed books v. A1-B1 1803-1809 (FHL Film 889,516; SLC 6/2/2011)
A1-64/65: 9 Dec. 1801, William Duncan and Maria his wife of City of Philadelphia to Thomas Courtney of Franklin Co., mason, for 20 pounds PA money, sell all that tract or parcel of land granted to Jacob Doddrige by patent 11 Jan. 1787 who on 21 Nov. 1787 conveyed to Anthony Mussanung in fee who by assignment 6 Aug. 1796 conveyed the same to William Duncan in fee, which tract is in the Second district of Donation lands late Allegheny Co., beg. at the numbered corner, then by Lot No.1794, lot No.1791, lot No.1796, by vacant land to the beginning, containing 200 acres, Numbered 1795. /s/ Wm. Duncan, Maria Duncan. Wit. Lazarus Stewart, Margaret Miller. William Duncan and Maria his wife appeared before Wm. Coats, judge of Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia Co., 10 Dec. 1801. Recorded 25 May 1804.
A1-475/476: 15 May 1805, Jno. Duncan of City of Philadelphia, PA, to John Robinson of Mercer Co. PA, that by patent 18 Sept. 1787 confirmed to James Moore a Serjent in the late Armey of US a tract of land in the fourth district of Donation lands beg. at a post the numbered corner, then by lot No.75, by lot No.73, by lot No.494?, by lot No.78, to the beginning, containig 250 acres, numbered LXXVII, and the said James Moore endorsed on the back of the patent 20 Sept. 1787 conveyed the same to Daniel Richards, Lumber merchant of City of Philladelphia who by will dated 11 Oct. 1793 appointed his wife Rachel Richards and his friends Jno. Biddle, Richard Whitehead, Nathan Sheppard, and Samuel Clark Executors and authorized them to sell all or any of his land, and the said John Biddle, Richard Whitehead and Samuel Clark renounced their executorship, the same devolved on Rachel Richard and Nathan Sheppard, and said Nathan Shepard is since dead, so the said Rachel Richards became the sole executrix, and said Rachel Richards 11 Dec. 1800 conveyed among others the above tract to the within named Jno. Duncan, recorded Deed Book A, pg.272 in Crawford Co. and also pg.415 and Book L pg.429 in Allegheany (sic); NOW John Duncan for $462 paid, sell to John Robinson my interest, etc., to the above tract of land together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Jno. Duncan. Wit. Jno. C. Stewart, Jas. Semple. John Duncan appeared 15 May 1805 before Jno. C. Stewart, JP of Mercer Co. Recorded Oct. 12, 1805.
Deed books v. L1-M1 1831-1835 (FHL Film 889,521; SLC 6/2/2011)
M1-246/247: 18 July 1829, James Duncan to John Nicholson Duncan, both of Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co. PA, for $740 paid, sell all the tract or piece of land in Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co. PA, beg. on line of Lot No.79 in 4th district of donation land, then ... bounded by lands of James Jefferson Duncan, to ... bounded by lands now occupied by Nathaniel & Charles Vernon, then ... bounded by lands now occupied by Robert McCord Jun., to the beg., containing 334 acres and 122 perches neat measure, being part of afsd donation tract of land No.79 conveyed to said James Duncan on 6 Oct. 1786, together with all buildings, etc., the crop now in the ground excepted, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. Juliana D. Thornton, Mary Gillaspie. 18 July 1829, James Duncan appeared before (cannot read), J.P. Recorded March 25, 1834.
M1-248/249: 24 Aug. 1833, James Duncan to John Nicholson Duncan, both of Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co. PA, for $1,500 paid, tract of land in Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co. PA, beg. on northern line of Lot No.79 in the fourth district of donation land, then ... bounded by lands of James Jefferson Duncan, by lands of Andrew Chestnut, ... to the beginning, containing 109 acres and 98 perches neat measure, being part of said donation tract No.79 conveyed to said James Duncan 6 Oct. 1786, together with buildings, ... appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. James J. Duncan, Wm. Fell. 24 Aug. 1833, James Duncan appeared before Geo. W. Fell. Recorded March 25, 1834.
M1-263/264: 16 April 1827, William Duncan of City of Philadelphia, merchant, appoint my brother James Duncan of Mercer Co. PA, merchant, my attorney to sell all my lands in the counties of Beaver, Mercer, Venango, Crawford and Erie in PA and make deeds. /s/ Wm. Duncan. Wit. James Alreck, Hamilton Alrick. Dauphin Co., Wm. Duncan appeared before James Ulrick, JP, 16 April 1827. Recorded April 18, 1834.
Deed books v. N1-O1 1835-1837 (FHL Film 889,522; SLC 6/2/2011)
N1-400/401: 10 Feb. 1800, Griffeth Roberts to Matthew Duncan, for $100 paid, sell tract or piece of land in Allegany Co. in third district of donation lands, beg. at the numbered corner, then by Lot No.546, by lot No.542, by Lot No.544, by lot No.550, to the beginning, containing 200 acres, numbered 545, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Griffeth Roberts. Wit. Thos. Armstrong, And. Strane. Griffeth Roberts appeared 30 Dec. 1833 before Christian Wolff, Franklin Co. JP. Recorded Feb. 8, 1836.
N1-489/490: Mortgage, 5 April 1836, William Porter of Mercer Co. to James J. Duncan, that said William Porter by obligation in writing owes $500, conditioned on payment of $250 on 1 April 1838 without? interest, now in consideration of the debt of $250 and to secure payment to James J. Duncan, or of the further sum of $1 paid by said James J. Duncan, sell all that piece of land being lot No.917 of donation land in the 5th district in Mercer Co., beg. the numbered corner, then by lot No.916, by lot No.906, by lot No.918, lot No.44, to the beginning, containing 200 acres, provided that if William Porter pay the debt of $250 when due, this deed void. /s/ William Porter. Wit. Wm. Guthrie. William Porter appeared 5 April 1836 before Geo. Reynolds, Mercer Co. Recorded April 12, 1836. Side note: mortgage satisfied, 6 April, 1838, /s/ James J. Duncan.
Deed books v. P1 1837-1838 (FHL Film 889,523; SLC 6/2/2011)
P1-519/521: 4 April 1836, William Duncan of City of Philadelphia, PA, by his attorney James Jefferson Duncan of Mercer Co., to William Porter of Mercer Co., for $500 paid, sell lot No.917 in fifth district of donation land in Mercer Co., by lot No.916, by lot No.906, by lot No.918, by lot No.44, to the beginning, containing 200 acres numbered 917, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James J. Duncan, attorney in fact for Wm. Duncan. Wit. Geo. Reynolds, Wm. Guthrie. James Jefferson Duncan appeared 5 April 1836 before Geo. Reynolds. Recorded October 17, 1837.
Deed books v. Q1-R1 1838-1840 (FHL Film 889,524; SLC 6/2/2011)
Q1-500/501: 24 Dec. 1838, Elisabeth Duncan of Mercer Co. PA to David Young, for $104 paid, sell tract in Lackawanna Twp, Mercer Co. PA, beg., by land of Whiling & Mesuck Worth, then by land of said Elizabeth Duncan, then by land of Higgans Heines?, to the beginning, being part of a larger tract of land conveyed to said Elizabeth Duncan from William Hoey by deed 6 July 1838, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Wit. Malcom McComb, David Davidson. 24 Dec. 1838, Elizabeth Duncan appeared before Malcom McComb, JP, Mercer Co.
Deed books v. W1-X1 1846-1849 (FHL Film 889,527; SLC 6/2/2011)
W1-179: 6 July 1838, William Hoey and Ann his wife of Lackawanock
Twp, Mercer Co. PA, to Elizabeth Duncan of Tuscarawas Co. OH, for $1936.15 paid, sell all that tract or parcel of land in co. & state afsd, beg. at SW corner of Youngs tract of land, then by land of Marshall, then by land of Samuel Hoey, then ... by land of Samuel McCrum, then by land of Henry Mears S. Pearson & Higgins heirs (no commas), then ... to the beginning, containing 143 acres and 67 perches, being part of a larger tract devised? to Samuel Hoey by the will of William Hoey late of Lackawanock Twp. deceased and conveyed to said William Hoey by deed 27 May 1838 recorded in Mercer Co. Book I pg.507, see also deed from William Scott for part of same sold as property of John Hoey, Deed Book H pg.69&70, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Wm. Hoey. Wit. Thomas Pomroy?, James Duncan. Receipt by Wm. Hoey from Elizabeth Duncan "(per Benjamin Duncan)". William Hoey and wife Anne appeared before Thomas Pumeroy 6 July 1838. Recorded Feb. 24, 1847.
W1-223/224: 3 Dec. 1846, John N. Duncan and Mary his wife of Mercer Co. to Andrew Runser, for $150 paid, sell lot or parcel of land in Village of Sharpsburgh, Mercer Co. PA, on East side of Mercer St., N side of Sharon? Street, ... by Lot No.25&26 to the beginning, being lots No.35 & 35, granted to Jonathan Dunham by patent 31 July 1812, together with appurtenances. /s/ John N. Duncan, Mary Duncan. Wit. Saml. Gillespie, J.J. Duncan. John N. and Mary Duncan appeared before Samuel Gillespie, JP of Mercer Co., 3 Dec. 1846. Recorded 5 April 1847.
X1-490/491: 10 Dec. 1847, Elizabeth Duncan and Benjamin Duncan, executors of will of Henry Duncan late of "Tuscrowes" Co. OH decd, James Duncan and Jane his wife, "Trumel" Co. OH, Margaret Duncan wife of Benj. Duncan, Samuel Duncan and Isabella his wife, David Young and Mary his wife, Henry Swager?? and Elizabeth his wife, and Nancy Duncan of Mercer Co., to Samuel McCrumb of Mercer Co. PA, for $176.40 paid, sell parcel of land in Wilmington? Twp., beg. by land of Samuel Lizo?, by land ?Famer? McCrumb, by lands of Meason & Pearson, then by lands of said Elizabeth Duncan, then to the beginning, containing 19 acres and 98-6/10 perches, being part of a larger tract of land conveyed by William Hoey and wife to Elizabeth Duncan by deed 6 July 1828 recorded Book W, pg.179, together with buildings, ... appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ David Young, Mary (X) Young, James Duncan, Jane Duncan, Samuel Duncan, Isabell Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan, Benjamin Duncan, Henry Swagger?, Nancy (X) Duncan, Margaret (X) Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Swager. Receipt /s/ Elizabeth (X) Duncan, Benjamin Duncan, Samuel Duncan, Nancy (X) Duncan, James Duncan. Mercer Co., before Livingston Carmon, JP, appeared (blank) March 1848, Elizabeth Duncan, Benjamin Duncan Exors of will of Henry Duncan decd, Margaret Duncan, Samuel Duncan and Isabella his wife, David Young and Mary his wife, Henry Swager and Elizabeth his wife, James Duncan and Jane his wife, and Nancy Duncan. Mahoning Co., OH, before James Biggs JP, appeared James Duncan and Jane his wife, 11 Feb. 1848. Recorded Dec. 26, 1848.
X1-508/509: 9 Jan. 1849, John N. Duncan and Mary his wife of Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co. PA, to James Nicholson of City of New Orleans, LA, for $4,789 paid, sell all the surfce of lot of ground in Pymatuning Twp, Mercer Co. PA, being part of Lot No.79 in fourth district of Donation Lands beg. at NE corner, then ... to the beginning, containing 239 acres and 64 perches and also an undivided half of all the minerals in the tract of 500 acres except a portion of ... about 12 acres sold by said John N. Duncan to Sarah Wood, being a part of lot No.79 in Fourth District of Donation Lands which land was conveyed to James Duncan by deed Oct. 6, 1786, and subsequently on 8 July 18?9 conveyed to said John N. Duncan by deed from James Duncan and part of the tract by deed from James Jefferson Duncan, all of record in Mercer Co. PA, together with all appurtenances except as before excepted. /s/ J.N. Duncan, Mary Duncan. Wit. Morris Lusk, James Trimble. John N. Duncan and Mary Duncan appeared 9 Jan. 1840 before Morris Lusk, J.P., Mercer Co.
Adams Co. PA Deeds, v. K-M, 1821-1832 (FHL film 20,673)
L-84/85: 28 April 1825, James Duncan Esq. of Pymatuning Twp, Mercer Co. PA, to Thomas Jefferson Cooper, Merchant of Borough of Gettysburg, Adams Co. PA, for $200 paid, sell to said Thomas J. Cooper lot or piece of ground in Town of Gettysburg, Adams Co. PA, Lot No.20, on Baltimore Street, adj. alley, lot No.203, Lot No.17?, being part of a tract of land in Mask Manor containing 116 acres from Proprietors on 17 April 1787 conveyed to James Gettys who with Mary his wife on 18 Feb. 1802 sold to James Duncan party hereto, subject to ground rent, Recorded Adams Co. Book D folio 49, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. William Ashbaugh, J/F?. Russell, J.P. Recorded 28 April 1825. (FHL film 20,673)
M-1/2: 23 May 1826, James Duncan Esq. of Mercer Co. PA to George Arnold of Borough of Gettysburg, Adams Co. PA, Merchant, for $125 paid, sell Lot or parcel of ground in Cumberland Twp, now in the Borough of Gettysburg, Adams Co. PA, Lot 13, on NE corner of Lot No.12, by an alley, the great road, containing 3 acres and 20 perches neat measure, part of tract from Proprietors on 26 Jan. 1798 granted Alexander Cobean, which part Alexander Cobean and wife Elizabeth on 1 April 1803 sold to said James Duncan, recorded in Adams Co. Deed Book B, pg.78, and Adams Co. Book D, folio 253, together with appurtenances, subject nevertheless to the privilege of John Garvin Esqr. to take care of and cut and carry away his crop now growing on the premises, he being the present tenant, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. James Hall, J?. Russell. He ack. deed 23 May 1826 before J?. Russell, J.P. Recorded 1 Sept. 1827. (FHL film 20,673)
Venango Co. PA Deed (FHL film 864,543; SLC 9/18/2012)
J-144/145: 19 May 1841, William Duncan of Philadelphia Co. appoint my nephew Mr. John N. Duncan of Mercer Co., PA, my attorney to ask, demand, sue, and receive money, etc. ... perform in my name ... sell etc. certain tracts of donation lands in 4th, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 7th, and 10th district of donation lands in PA, and to appoint one or more attornies under him for purposes aforesaid ... /s/ Wm. Duncan. Wit. Arthur Thacker. Ack. above date before J. Mitchell, Alderman, City of Philadelphia. Recorded March 25, 1842. (FHL film 864,543)
Warren Co. PA Deeds (SLC 9/18/2012 and 5/1/2013)
R-142: 24 Dec. 1858, Galbraith A. Irvine and William C. Irvine by his attorney in fact Galbraith A. Irvine to Dr. Stephen Duncan, for 200 acres of Tract No.82, 5th Donation District, Mercer Co. PA, conveyed by party of second part, receipt ack., sell to party of second part, parcel of land in Warren Co. on east side of Allegheny River adj. H.I. Grunder tract containing 474 acres, also 300 acres of Tract No.82, being the whole of said donation Tract No.82 in Mercer Co. PA except 200 acres conveyed by party of second part to parties of first part, also 500 acres donation lands in Erie Co., also 300 acres donation lands in Mercer Co., also 300 acres in Spring Creek Twp, Warren Co., all in PA, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ G.A. Irvine, Wm. C. Irvine, by his attorney G.A. Irvine. Wit. J.D. Summerton. Ack. 25 Dec. 1858 before J.D. Summerton, J.P. Recorded 12 Sept. 1859. (FHL film 895,169; SLC 9/18/2012)
S-461/467: 15 April 1861, Stephen Duncan and wife Catharine A. of Adams Co. MS to Margaret E.J. Biddle and Sarah D. Irvine, grandchildren of said Stephen Duncan, of PA, for $10 paid, and love and affection, convey all of the lands as at this date have not been sold or conveyed by said Stephen Duncan, his agents or attorneys:
All that tract of land in New Vernon Twp, Mercer Co. PA, Donation District No.5, No.82, containing 500 acres more or less;
Also all that Lot No.309 in Borough of Warren, Warren Co. PA, containing 13,514 square feet; also all Lot 315 in said Borough of Warren, Warren Co. PA, containing 13,517 square feet; also Lot in said Borough of Warren No.317 containing 13,514 square feet; also Lot 319 containing 13,514 square feet; also lot No.320 containing 13,514 square feet;
Also all that tract of land in Pleasant Twp, Warren Co. PA, opposite the Boro. of Warren and bounded on N & W by Allegheny River, on S by Allegheny River and lands unknown, and E by lands of J. Hook and W.P?. McDows? and by other lands, containing 260 acres more or less on which is erected a two story frame dwelling, frame barn and other buildings, of which about 80 acres are improved; also the tract of land in Pleasant Twp, Warren Co., bounded on east by tracks marked John Wood and R. Falconer, south by R. Falconer and other lands of W.A. Irvine, and on north by Allegheny River, containing 474 acres and 50 perches more or less; also the tract of land in Pleasant Twp, Warren Co. PA, opposite the mouth of Brokenstraw Creek, bounded north and west by Allegheny River, east by other land of Wm. A. Irvine, and south by other lands, containing 473 acres and 90 perches more or less, about 140 acres are in a high state of cultivation, the buildings are a frame dwelling and a frame barn;
Also the tract of land in Brokenstraw, Warren Co. PA, bounded on bank of Allegheny River, ... to mouth of Brokenstraw Creek, containing 217 acres 26 perches and on which are erected a wool factory saw mill and two saws grist mill, foundry, machine shop, pattern shop, two story stone? dwellings, nine two-story frame dwellings, one frame cottage and four frame barns, together with appurtenances ... in use at said mills, factory &c;
Also the parcel of land in Brokenstraw Twp, Warren Co. PA, on the western bank of the Allegheny River, containing 445 acres and 24 perches more or less on which is erected a two-story stone dwelling, about 30 acres are improved;
Also all that parcel of land in Brokenstraw Twp. bounded on NE by Conewango Twp. line, east by Allegheny River, south by Brokenstraw Creek, and west by lands of Barney McKinney, containing 200 acres more or less, about 1/2 under cultivation on which are erected a large two-story stone building called "Corn Planter Hotel" together with its appertenant buildings, one large stone store and warehouse, one ? story stone dwelling, 2 story frame dwellings on 2 story chair and cabinet factory with water power and machinery and 3 frame barns;
Also all that parcel of land in SE corner of Conewango Twp., Warren Co. PA, bounded on East by Allegheny River, south by northern line of last described tract, on west by lands marked Barney McKinney, north by lands of Robert Bell and M.C. Dalryimple, containing 422 acres more or less, about 70 acres are improved and buildings are one 2-story dwelling and one frame barn;
Also parcel of land in Brokenstraw Twp. bounded north by Philip Mead, west by Paul Hoffman, south by Ann York, and east by Rach. Whitney, containing 84 acres more or less, half of it improved, buildings, one double saw mill and water privilege, a 2-story frame dwelling and hay barn;
Also parcel of land in Spring Creek Twp, Warren Co. PA, the eastern part of Tract No.355, bounded on east by Tract No.354, north by Tract No.358, south by Tract No.146, west by 140 acre parallelogram ...; also all that parcel of land in Spring Creek Twp., being the whole of Tract No.310 at the junction of Spring and Brokenstraw Creeks, containing 405 acres and 132 perches, buildings are one saw mill, 3 2-story frame dwellings and 3 frame barns;
Also parcel of land in Spring Creek Twp., being part of Tract No.311, bounded south by lands of A. Watt and Uriah Jackson, east by John Evin, north by John and Mallory, west by other lands of William A. Irwin, containing 203 acres more or less, on which are erected a double saw mill, two 2-story frame dwellings and a frame barn; also parcel of land in Spring Creek Twp, part of Tract No.304, bounded east by other lands of William A. Irvine in tract 310, south by lands of S. Akins, north and west by other lands, containing 200 acres more or less, on which is erected a 2-story frame dwelling; also parcel of land in Spring Creek Twp, part of Tract No.363 from which the timber has been stripped, bounded by other lands, containing 100 acres;
Also parcel of land in Deerfield Twp., Warren Co., Lot No.106 containing 483 acres and 78 perches more or less, on which are erected one saw mill, one frame dwelling and one log dwelling; also parcel of land in Deerfield Twp, Lot No.331 bounded west by Tract No.330, north by Tract No.160, south by Tract No.332, east by Tract No.162, containing 400 acres more or less; also parcel of land in Deerfield Twp, Tract No.216, containing 434 acres more or less; also parcel of land in Deerfield Twp. Tract No.221 containing 434 acres more or less;
Also parcel of land in Eldred Twp, Warren Co. PA, Tract No.326 containing 391 acres of which 30 acres are improved, erected a steam saw mill and dwelling; also parcel of land in Eldred Twp., Tract No.77 containing 300 acres; also tract in Spring Creek Twp., Tract No.72, containing 413 acres more or less;
Also parcel of land in Limestone Twp., Warren Co. PA, being part of Tract No.5280, beg. at William Magill's land, ... land of Hunter, together with two islands in the Allegheny River opposite said tract, the whole containing about 120 acres, of which 60 are improved, on which are erected one double saw mill and lath mill, 4 frame dwellings, smith shop and frame barns;
Also parcel of land in Limestone Twp, part of Tract No.5278 containing 600 acres more or less, same tract as sold by ?? Brown Esq. to W.H. and Z. Brigham; also parcel of land in Limestone Twp, Tract No.4820 containing 990 acres more or less; also parcel of land in Limestone Twp, Tract No.4822 containing 990 acres on which are erected a steam saw and siding mill, two frame houses and appurtenant buildings; also parcel of ground in Limestone Twp, Tract No.5250, containing 700 acres more or less, conveyed to Stephen Duncan by Westly Frost, Marshal of the US for the Western District of PA by deed 23 July 1856;
And also parcel of land in City of Erie, Erie Co. PA, Lot No.1955, bounded on NW by 6th St., on NE by Lot 1958; SE by Lot No.1956, and SW by Lot 1954, containing about 1/3 of an acre; Also conveyed by said Marshall to said Duncan by deed dated last afsd.
And also all that parcel of land in Brokenstraw Twp., Warren Co. PA, beg. at a stone on the bank of the Allegheny River, the SE corner of another tract belonging to said William A. Irvine, containing 403 acres and 136 perches more or less, about 1/4 under cultivation, on said tract an erected 2 story stone dwelling, one two story frame manor? house, three frame barns and appurtenant out buildings, conveyed to said Marshall C. Reuntas? Brown by deed dated date afsd and afterward on 13 Dec. 1850 conveyed by said Burns & Elizabeth his wife to said Stephen Duncan.
And also all that parcel of land in the City of Erie known as Lot No.1060, bounded on NE by Holland St., on SE by 7th St., on SW by Lot No.1957 and on NW by Lot No.1954; Also all that parcel of land in said City of Erie known as Lot No.1957 bounded on SE by 7th St., on SW by Lot No.1956, on NW by Lot No.1958, and on NE by Lot No.1960, containing about 1/3 of an acre; Also all that parcel of land in said City of Erie known as Lot No.1956 bounded on SE by 7th St., on SW by Lot No.1953, on NW by Lot No.1955, and on NE by Lot No.1957, containing about 1/3 of an acre.
Also all that parcel of land adjacent to City of Erie in township of Mill Creek, Erie Co. PA, Number 271, bounded on W by Ash? Lane and containing about 5 acres; Also all that parcel adjacent to City of Erie in said Mill Creek Twp, No.272, containing 5 acres, bounded on W by Ashe Lane; Also all that parcel in said Twp. of Mill Creek No.391 bounded on N by Lot No.392, on W by Lot 390, on E by Beach Lane, and on S by ot No.271, containing about 5 acres; Also all that parcel in said Mill Creek Twp. No.570, bounded on E by Beach Lane, on N by Lot No.391, on W by Lot No.271, and on S by Lot No.269, containing about 5 acres; Also all that parcel of land in Mill Creek Twp. No.269, bounded on E by Beach Lane, on S by Buffalo Road, on W by Lot No.272 and on N by Lot No.270, containing about 5 acres, conveyed by said Marshall to J.B. Alexander by deed first mentioned and afterwards conveyed by said Alexander and Lucy F. his wife to Stephen Duncan by deed Nov. 19, 1858.
And also all that parcel of land known in the town of Erie as Out lot No.407, being now in the City of Erie, commencing at SE corner of Trck? and 12th St. in said City, then SW by E line of Beach? St. by land of John A. Haus, then to State St., then by line of State St. to corner of State and 12th St., then by S line of 12th St. to the beginning, conveyed by said Marshall to said Alexander and by him and wife to said Duncan by deeds of same date as last above mentioned.
And also all that tract of Donation Land in Amity Twp, Erie Co. PA, in the 10th Dist. beg. at SW corner of Tract No.186, then by center of road ... by Tract No.185, Tract No.189, Tract No.187, then to the beginning, containing 573 acres and 140 perches & allowance, 300 acres improved and has? frame houses and barns; Also all that parcel of land situate in Mill Creek Twp, Erie Co. PA, numbered Out Lot 268 adjacent to city of Erie and containing 5 acres conveyed by said Marshall to said Alexander and by him & wife to said Duncan by deeds of same dates as above.
And also real estate in Limestone Twp, Warren Co. PA, being part of tract No.5,275, at NW corner of land lately purchased of Jacob Levering by Benjamin McGee and Henry McGee, ... bank of the River, down the River south ... then ... to the W line of Benjamin & Henry McGees land, then to the beginning, containing 3 acres and 32 perches more or less; Also one other piece of land in said Limestone Twp containing 550 acres more or less adj. above, being the SW 1/2 of Tract No.5226, bounded on NE by the other half of said tract, on SE by No.5227, on SW by Tract No.5276, and on NW by Tract No.5275, about 2 acres of which are improved, and one small frame house painted white.
Also one other piece of land in Limestone Twp. containing 360 acres more or less, being the middle part of Lot No.5227 conveyed by Galbraith to James F. Magee, conveyed by James Foreman Sheriff of Warren Co. to said Stephen Duncan 5 Dec. 1855.
Together with apurtenances, Provided nevertheless that parties of first part retain to be held and exercised by him the said Stephen Duncan a right and power to sell and convey to the puchasers any of said land, until 1 Jan. 1863, the proceeds of sale and all interest to be paid, assigned & delivered to said parties of second part ..., and parties of second part may demand and receive in the name of the parties of the first part, all monies, etc. from the sale of any of the above lands since 1 April 1861, and parties of first part shall assign to second part monies from sales after 1 Jan. 1863. The above lands and other effects conveyed are to be accounted for as an advancement to them as heirs and distributees by said Stephen Duncan at a valuation charged by him in his journal of 1861, page 105. And Stephen Duncan warrants title. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Catharine A. Duncan. Wit. S.P. Duncan, M.L. Pringle. Ack. 6 May 1861 by Stephen Duncan and Catharine A. Duncan before Robert W. Wood, Commissioner resident in City of Natchez, Adams Co. MS. (FHL film 895,170; SLC 9/18/2012 and 5/1/2013)
Washington Co. PA Deed (FHL film 863,602; SLC 9/18/2012)
3H-397/398: 20 Jan. 1837, John N. Duncan and Mary his wife of Mercer Co. PA to Charles McGlaughlin of Washington Co. PA, for $150 paid, sell tract of land in Hopewell Twp, Washington Co. PA adj. lands of John Cutchfield & others containing about 15 acres more or less, being the same parcel of land formerly owned by John & Wm. Moderwell? which was levied on by Adam Baird formerly High Sheriff of Washington Co. as the ?? of Ja. Dunkin against said Moderwell's and sold to said Dunkin by said Sheriff at Aug. term 1800 Court of Common Pleas ..., which piece of land the said James Dunkin by deed 4 May 1836 conveyed to John N. Dunkin, together with appurtenances, John N. Dunkin and Mary his wife now convey to Charles McGlaughlin, warrant title. /s/ J.N. Duncan, Mary Duncan. Wit. Morris Luck, Wm. Fritz?. Ack. 20 Jan. 1837 before Morris Luck, J.P. Recorded July 12, 1850. (FHL film 863,602)
"Census of the Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, Act of Sixth Census (1840) pub. 1841" (CA State Library, Sacramento)
James Duncan, of Pymatuning, Mercer Co., Western Pennsylvania, age 84, living with John Duncan.
JAMES DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-47181, Continental Service, PA (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863; extract also from June Ricketts 11/1985)
Bounty Land Warrant 626-300 Capt. issued Sept. 22, 1789; no papers; PA residence and agency.
File No. 47181, #315; old war invalid; James Duncan, Capt. of Dragoons, Colo. Hazens, Pen; Rev. War ad. May 15, 1828.
Affidavit of James Duncan, before Justice of Peace in Mercer Co. PA, 27 June 1828; for benefits of Act approved 15 May 1828; of Pymatuning Twp, Mercer Co. PA; I was an officer in Continental Line of Army of Revolution, served to end of war when he was Capt. in Regiment commanded by Col. Moses Hazen; that he afterwards received a certificate of commutation for sum equal to amount of five years full pay, which sum was offered by resolve of Congress 22 March 1783 instead of the half pay for life to which I was entitled under Resolve of 21 Oct. 1780; he has never received a pension. (Treasury Department form; he has received $2400 in final settlement certificates for commutation of five years full pay.
Click here for a more extensive extract from the pension file.
"Archives of MD" Vol.XVIII, Muster Rolls & Other Records of Service of MD Troops in the American Rev. 1775-1783 (FHL book 975.2 B4m Vol.18 and film 1,688,662)
Records of MD Troops in the Continental Service during the War of the American Revolution, 1775-1783.
Rolls of MD Men in Various Other Corps Not Belonging to MD
Pg.598: 2nd Canadian or Hazen's. The Regiment was intended to be raised in Canada and for some time was called the 2nd Canadian. Later it was recruited in the United States. ... Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of Col. Hazen's Regiment belonging to State of MD ... Late Capt. Burne's Co. ... James Duncan, Private. Return of Hazen's Regiment 1783. (MAD: James Duncan, Rev. War Pension, of Mercer Co. PA)
"Archives of MD" (FHL book 975.2 B4m)
Vol.XLIII, Journal and Correspondence of the State Council, Oct. 27, 1779 - Nov. 11, 1780:
Pg.432: February 23, 1780, Red Book No. 7, Letter No. 175. (Ben Stoddert, Secry, War Office, to His Excy The Govr Lee). Sir. I have the honor to forward to Your Excellency a return of the officers & men belonging to the State of Maryland, attached to the additional & Independent Corps, therein specified. It may not be unncessary to observe, that the Original returns from which this was taken, were made out some months ago, since which many alterations must undoubtedly have taken place, and of course the present, together with the returns before sent, contain but a very inaccurate State of the Troops of Maryland, attached to the addl. & Independent Corps. (MAD: "Calendar of MD State Papers, The Red Books" by Skordas, Thomas & Peebles, listed the names of the men including James Duncan in Colonel Moses Hazen's Regiment, and referred to this Archives volume and page) (MAD: see Mercer Co. PA)
DUNCAN Family material in the Ross Coller Collection, Archives and Regional History Collections, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (photocopy of handwritten index cards, from Sue Husband, Curator, Regional History Collections, 10/1999; permission by Sharon Carlson, Director, to post on MAD's website)
SH: Coller was an area historian and newspaper journalist whose reference card information spans over 110 years of Kalamazoo County History.
DUNCAN, William Carver. Feb. 26, 1894, born Sharon, Pa. Son of William & Susie Shipp Duncan. At age of 6 months his father died. Mother later wed Lincoln Powers. Family to Moline, Mich. when Wm. was 4. 1908, joined Kal. Stationery Co. & later at D'Arcy Spring Co. March 7, 1910, joined Kal. Stove Co. in Foundry. May 28, 1918, in World War. To Columbus Bks. to Ft. Benji. Harrison. Overseas with 34th Engrs. In France in Convoy of trucks & materiel. Mustered out 1919 at Camp Sherman, O. Entered service Bucyrus, O. July 28, 1919, mustered out Camp Sherman. Oct. 27, 1922, wed Laura Mott of Kil. 1. William Jr. b.1923 d. 2. Donald b.1924. 3. Doreen b.1926 blind. 4. Robert b.1929. (MAD: Sharon, ? Mercer Co. PA)
Adams Co. PA Newspaper Article (from Kathy Cawley 11/2005)
The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, March 16, 1825
DIED -- On the 18th of February, in Mercer county, MRS. DUNCAN, wife of JAMES DUNCAN, Esq. formerly Prothonotary, & c. of this county. [KDC: Susan Lear?]
"History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania : its past and present : including its aboriginal history, its early settlement and development, a description of its historic and interesting localities, sketches of its boroughs, townships and villages, neighborhood and family histories, portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc. : also, a condensed history of Pennsylvania." (anonymous); pub. Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1888, 1208 pgs. (LH9824, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 928,056 item 1 and 1,000,566 item 1)
Pg.154: Sandy Lake Township taxables for 1801: ... John Duncan, ...
Pg.156: Cool Spring for 1802: ... John Duncan, ...
Pg.184: "Five Points" was established July 24, 1876. Its postmasters have been: T.J. Duncan, 1876; ...
Pg.220: Alexander Duncan taught in Shenango Township at an early date. The school-house was situated near the State line, on the Sharon & New Bedford road. His efforts were made about the opening of the War of 1812. He was followed by John Nesbitt.
Pg.294: Military History ... Capt. James Duncan, whose diary of the Revolutionary War is now in the possession of A.L. Duncan, of Greenville, was a settler four miles northwest of Clarksville. His ashes rest on the old homestead.
Pg.321: 77th Regiment. Company E. (recruited in Mercer and Allegheny Counties) ... Privates ... John R. Duncan ...
Pg.328: 169th Regiment. Company D, privates ... John Duncan, ...
Pg.647: 1828. ... Pymatuning, ... Constables, Joseph Mattocks, J.J. Duncan; ... - pg.650, 1831 - ... Pymatuning, Constables, Joseph J. Duncan, Joseph Mattocks
Pg.725: THOMAS J. GILLESPIE, leather merchant, was born in Clarksville, Mercer Co. PA, July 14, 18l40, and is a son of John and Sarah (Clark) Gillespie. The former was born in Fayette Co. PA, July 19, 1806, and was a son of Samuel and Martha (Luckey) Gillespie, natives of PA, of Irish ancestry. They were married in Fayette Co. PA, and removed to Pymatuning Twp, Mercer Co., where both spent the balance of their lives, dying March 7, 1850, and August 9, 1855, respectively. They reared the following children: John, Mary (who married John Duncan), Harriet (who married John Fell), Anna (who became the wife of a Mr. McDowell, and afterward of a Mr. Rutledge), James, Sarah J. (who married John Woods), David and Samuel L., all of whom became the heads of families, and only one, Mrs. Sarah J. Woods, of Iowa, survives. John, the father of our subject, married Sarah, daughter of Samuel Clark, a pioneer of Clarksville. ...
Pg.922: THOMAS BAGNALL, farmer, post-office Mercer, was born Feb. 9, 1826, in England, to Thomas, born Oct. 25, 1785, same country, who married Ann Hudson, born Jan. 16, 1782. Their children were: George, William, Mary, Sarah, Jane, Thomas. The entire family came to Mercer Co. from England in 1829, and settled permanently on the farm where our subject now lives. Our subject ... was married September 9, 1849, to Mary Cozins, born April 9, 1825, to Frederick and Mary (Yocum) Cozins, natives of Philadelphia, ... Mr. and Mrs. Bagnall had 8 children: ... Benton, married Mary Duncan ...
"History of Erie County, Pennsylvania : containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc., portraits of early settlers and prominent men, biographies, history of Pennsylvania, statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc., etc." by Samuel P. Bates; pub. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884, 1245 pgs. (LH10121, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL book 974.899 H2h)
Pg.411: Presidential Electors for the Congressional District to which Erie County has been attached since 1816: 1828, James Duncan, Mercer County.
"PA Magazine of History & Biography" Vol.29 #3, July 1905 (SUTRO book F146 P65, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; and FHL book 974.8 B2pm)
Pg.377: Queries. ... SUSAN LEAR. I have in my possession an interesting journal kept by a Philadelphia girl, Susan Lear, during a visit to Providence and several places in Massachusetts in 1788. From Philadelphia to Providence she travelled with Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Brown, and is said to have been related to Mrs. Brown (Avis Binney). She was the guest of the Brown family in Providence, and of Gen. Hull in Newton, Mass.
Not long after 1788 Susan Lear married Capt. James Duncan in Philadelphia and they moved to Mercer County, Pa.
From the journal, which mentions many well known people of the time, the Lear Family must have been of some prominence in Philadelphia. can anyone tell me who Susan Lear was? H.E.K., 753 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich.
"Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly" Columbus, OH; Vol.7 #3, July 1904 (SUTRO book F476 O42; CA State Library, Sutro branch)
Pg.152+: Capt. James Duncan's Diary of the Siege of Yorktown, 1781 -by W.F. Boogher Esq., Genealogist, 1339 F St., Washington, DC. Capt. James Duncan was native of Philadelphia, b. 1756, entered service; commissioned as Lieutenant on Nov. 3, 1776, and Captain on March 25, 1778; served in Hazen's Regt. He received 500 acres in Shenango Valley, now Mercer Co. He was the first prothonotary of Adams Co. PA when it was formed, until 1822 when he moved to Mercer Co. PA where he died June 24, 1844 in his 89th year.
MAD: This introduction gives his year of birth as 1756, but the introduction in "Mercer Co. PA Soldiers; Rev. War, War of 1812, Civil War" by Myers gives his year of birth as 1755. See "Mercer Co. PA Soldiers; Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War" by Paul W. Myers, 1987 (FHL booklet 974.8 A1 #328). James Duncan married Susan Lear and had three children: John Nicholson, b. Feb. 16, 1796; Julianna, b. March 1, 1800; James Jefferson, b. Dec. 18, 1801.
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