Duncans in Adair Co. IA


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

Last revised July 12, 2001

Formed 1851 from Cass


1860-1870 Adair Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

HISTORIES before 1923

1884 "History of Guthrie and Adair counties, Iowa : together with sketches of their towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of old settlers and representative citizens" pub. by Continental Historical Co. (FHL book 977.7 H2ga; Los Angeles Public Library book)
      Adair County
      Pg.943: William E. Duncan is a native of Greene Co. OH, born 12 August 1844. His father, Thomas D. Duncan, was of Scottish birth, and was a contractor by profession. When William was about ten years of age his mother died, and he was left with three brothers depending upon him for support. He enlisted in 1861, .... until 1869, when he removed to Illinois and farmed for two years. He then sold out and traveled through Illinois, Kansas and Nebraska. In 1878 he came to Iowa and settled in Fontanelle, where .... Mr. Duncan was married in August, 1879, to Miss Mary A. Jones, a native of Iowa. ....
      Pg.993: M. Dunkin, popular druggist of Adair, is a native of Montgomery Co. OH, born in the city of Dayton, April 25, 1834, son of Joshua Dunkin, a native of OH, and of Scotch origin; mother, Julia Smith, born in Maryland. When very young, with his father's family, the subject of this sketch removed to Indiana, settling there on a farm, where he remained till 1865 ... to Panora ... to Colorado in 1878, stopping at Leadville ... six years ... he emigrated to Adair village, .... His wife was Miss Florence Harlan, a daughter of G.W. and Emma (Brown) Harlan, ... The marriage took place March 4, 1869. .... (MAD: see 1850-1860 Carroll Co. IN census; 1870 Guthrie Co. IA census)
      Pg.1103: G.C. Sackett, Grand River Twp, b. 29 Dec. 1835 Ohio; parents and family to Iowa 1849. He married 6 Nov. 1867 Emma A., a dau. of Alvin and Caroline A. (Clark) Duncan, had five children.


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