Duncans in Cedar Co. IA


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

Last revised June 28, 2015

Formed 1837 from Wisconsin Territory


1840-1850 Cedar Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Cedar Co. IA Census
Centre Twp.
Pg.59, #416-419, Thomas B. DUNCAN 25 OH day laborer $0-$25
                  Magdaline 24 PA
                  Isaac F. 4, Esther A. 2 IA
Farmington Twp.
Pg.132, #887-905, Robert DUNCAN 47 PA farmer $0-$200
                  Anne 46 PA
                  Frederick 22 OH farm laborer $0-$100
                  Jacob H. 17, Lydia A. 15 OH
                  John 12, Sarah M. 12 OH
                  Daniel I/J. 9 OH
                  Alonzo 4 IA
                  (MAD: 1850 Morrow Co. OH census; Frederick and John in 1870 Muscatine Co. IA census, ? Daniel also in 1870 Muscatine Co. IA census)
Iowa Twp.
Pg.140, #944-963, Edmond W. ATKINS 35 OH farmer $1500-$1000
                  Mary 31 OH
                  Albert S. 11 OH
                  Charles DUNCAN 53 PA farmer
                  (MAD: ?? 1850 York or Somerset Co. PA census ??)
Red Oak Twp.
Pg.262, #59-61, John P. DUNCAN 22 OH farmer $0-$200
                  Susanna 19 IRE
                  Samuel H. 1 IA
                  Thomas SMITH 15 OH

1870 Cedar Co. IA Census
Centre Twp.
Pg.142, #74-75, DUNCAN, Samuel 56 PA stone mason $0-$0
                  Margaret 47 OH keeping house
                  James 19, Jack 22 OH laborers $0-$0
                  Elizabeth 17, Agatha 14 OH
                  Henderson (m) 8 OH
                  (MAD: 1860 Richland Co. OH census)
Pg.148, #157-161, DUNCAN, Thomas 36 OH laborer $0-$0
                  Magdalina 33 PA keeping house
                  Isaac 14, Hester D. (f) 12 IA
                  John 8, Erwin (m) 4 IA
Tipton City, Centre Twp.
Pg.160, #37-43, WOLF, W.V. (m) 36 OH Senator $3000-$1500
                  Alie (f) 30 OH keeping house
                  Mary 9, Lucy 4, Clara 2 IA
                  John 1/12 IA b.May
                  MACY, Wm. R. 13 IA
                  LARUE, Sarah M. 20 b."Ross Com. Co." "native"
                  DUNKIN, Cathern (f) 22 OH domestic servt.
Pg.172, #247-249, DUNCAN, Aaron 34 OH laborer $0-$150
                  Margaret 25 OH
                  Aaron 7, Sarah F. 5 OH
                  Emma 2 IA
                  John 4/12 IA b.Jan.
                  (MAD: 1860 Richland Co. OH census)
Farmington Twp.
Pg.210, #79-86, DUNCAN, Robert 57 PA farmer $0-$500
                  Ann 36 PA keeping house
                  Sarah 23 OH
                  Daniel 18 OH farmer
                  Alonzo (m) 14 IA
                  (MAD: Ann's age plainly 36, not 56; KDC & MAD: 1880 Muscatine Co. IA census)
                  (KDC: ? George W. Cooley mar. Sarah Duncan 13 Oct. 1872 in Muscatine Co. IA; 1880 Pawnee Co. KS census)
Mechanicsville City
Pg.312, #9-7, DUNCAN, J.P. (m) 32 OH laborer $0-$120
                  Susan 30 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Samuel H. 10, Alexander 9 IA, mother of foreign birth
                  Ida B. (f) 7, Mary 4 IA, mother of foreign birth
Red Oak Twp.
Pg.322, #33-33, HANLEN, J.W. (m) 56 PA farmer $12,000-$2800
                  Eliza A. 52 PA keeping house
                  Anna M. 20, Clinton (m) 17 IA
                  Mary E. 12, Clementine 13, William 7 IA
                  DUNCAN, Samuel J. 22 OH farm laborer
                  HANLEN, Corinda (f) 28 (blank birthplace)
Rochester, Rochester Twp.
Pg.328, #5-5, DUNCAN, McL. (m) 55 PA laborer $1000-$50, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah J. 37 IN housekeeper
                  Thomas J. 8 IA
                  Margaret 10/12 IA b.Sept.


Cedar Co. IA Marriage Records (FHL film 986,805)
      MAD: Index 1840-1893 to Books A to G; grooms only, no bride index. Index shows columns for O (original request for license) and R (Minister's return or record); no dates in index; following brides found page by page through book E; no license or return book A on film; Vol.B 1841-1847, Vol.C 1847-1851, Vol.D 1851-1861, Vol.E 1841-1875. Film includes later index, not looked at.
      A-5, Floyd Duncan to Elizabeth Southern, A-5
      D-99, Thomas B. Duncan to Magdelana McLain, D-99
      --, John P. Duncan to Susan Murey, D-163
      --, Wm. M. Baker to Mary J. Duncan, D-157
      C-54, Abigah B. Green to Emiline Duncan, E-178
      Thomas B. Duncan to Magdelana McLain, lic. Oct. 31, 1854, married Nov. 2, 1854 by J. Reeves JP. (License D-99, Return D-99)
      Wm. M. Baker to Mary J. Duncan, mar. Oct. 11, 1857 by Wm. Coheltree JP. (Return D-157)
      John P. Duncan to Susan Murey, mar. July 15, 1858 by R.M. Long JP. (Return D-163)
      Abigah B. Green to Emiline Duncan, mar. Feb. 23, 1864 by H.A. Emmerson (License C-54, Return E-178)


Cedar Co. IA Grantor Deed Index 1839-1958 (FHL film 986,816; SLC 6/5/2015 by CVD; copied to ca 1865)
      Duncan, Charles, to Akins, Edmond W., filed Sept. 4, 1865, dated June? 17, 1865, WD, Book-page W-24, undiv 1/2 E2 SE4, Sec.20 Twp.79 R3 also pt NW 4 Sec.11 Twp.79 R3.
      Duncan, Jesse, to Thompson, Israel, filed Jan. 9, 1857, dated Aug. 4, 1856, WD, Book-page M-392, E 2 SE 4, Sec.10 Twp.82 R?
      Duncan, Robert, to Raymond, George, filed Dec. 3, 1855, dated Mar. 5, 1855, W.D., K-612, SW 4 NW 4, Sec.23 Twp.80 R?
      Duncan, Robert to Wright, J.B., May 28, 1857, May 18, 1857, W.D., N-106, W fr. W 2 NW 4 Sec.28 Twp.? R? (MAD: should be N-107)
      Duncan, Robert, to Baker, William, Oct. 5, 1859, Oct. 4, 1859, W.D., P-413, fr NW 4, Sec.28 Twp.80 R?
      Duncan, Robert B. & W. to McCartney, J.R., Jan. 23, 1864, Oct. 10, 1857, W.D., T-221, 1 acre from NE cor. W2 NW 4 Sec.28 Twp.80 R?
      Duncan, Samuel to Williamson, Charity, July 16, 1852, July 16, 1852, W.D., G-246, NW 4 NW 4 Ex 1-28/100 Sec.15 Twp.80 R?

Cedar Co. IA Grantee Index 1839-1958, A-D (FHL film 986,820; SLC 6/5/2015 by CVD)
      No Duncan prior to 1865

Cedar Co. IA Index to Real Estate 1854-1857 (FHL film 1,986,668 item 3; copied 6/5/2015 by CVD)
      Duncan, Robert to Raymond, George, Dec. 3, 1855, March 5, 1855, warrantee, K-612, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.80 Range 2W
      Duncan, Robert to Story, Nehemiah, June 7, 1856, May 15, 1856, mortgage, A-126&, N part W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.80 R2W
      Duncan, Reese? to Thompson, Senal?, Jan. 1, 1857, Aug. 4, 1856, deed, M-372&, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.16 T32 R3W (MAD: have copy M-372/373, not these parties; see deed on M-392/393)
      Duncan, Robert to Might, J.B., May 28, 1857, May 18, 1857, Mortgage, N-1064, W pt. W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.81 R3W (MAD: see N-107)

Cedar Co. IA Deeds (SLC 6/5/2015; have jpg images)
      A-126: Mortgage from Robert Duncan to Nehemiah Story, May 15, 1856, filed June 7, 1856, not found (FHL film 987,380)
      G-246/247: This indenture made 29 March 1851 between John Kizer of Cedar Co. IA and Mary his wife to Samuel Duncan of same, for $80 paid, sell parcel or tract of land in Cedar Co. afsd known as the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.80N Range 3W with the exception of one acre and 38 hundredths of an acre off of the SE part of said tract as sold by said Kizer to Solomon Knott this day and described in a conveyance bearing even date with these presents, said fraction of 1-38/100 acres having been surveyed by Alonzo Shan, County Surveyor, on 18 Sec. 1849 and a plat of which is duly recorded, ... with all appurtenances belonging, ... and warrants title. /s/ John (X) Kizer. Wit. Wm. H. Tuthill. Ack. 29 March 1851 before William G. Tuthill, Notary Public for Cedar Co. IA. (FHL film 987,381)
      G-248/249: We, Samuel Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan of Cedar Co. IA for $90 paid by Charity Williamson of Cedar Co. IA, sell to said Charity Williamson the following premises, the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.80N Range 3W with the exception of one acre and 38/100 of an acre off the SE part of said piece as sold by John Kizer to Solomon Knott described in a conveyance dated March 27, 1851, said fraction having been surveyed by Alonzo Shan, County Surveyor, and we warrant title. 13 July 1852. /s/ Samuel (X) Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Wit. Robert M. Long. Ack. 13 July 1852 before Robert M. Long, J.P. of Cedar Co. IA. (FHL film 987,381)
      K-612: We, Robert Duncan & Ann Duncan of Cedar Co. IA for $170 paid by George Rymond of Cedar co. IA, sell to said George Rymond the premises in Cedar Co. IA, the SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.23 Twp.80N Range 2W containing 40 acres with appurtenances, warrant title, and Anna Duncan relinquishes her right and claim of dower in said premises, 5 March 1855. /s/ Robert Duncan, Anne (X) Duncan. Wit. Robert M. Long, J.P. (FHL film 987,383)
      M-392/393: We, Jesse Duncan and Margaret Dungan wife of said Jesse Duncan of Harrison Co. OH in consideration of $500? paid by Israel Thompson of Jefferson Co. OH, sell tract of land in state of Iowa, being the E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.82N Range 3W containing 80 acres entered by Margaret Dungan at the Land Office at Iowa? City Oct. 31, 1853, with appurtenances, warrant title, 4 Aug. 1856. /s/ Jesse Dungan, Margaret F?. Dungan. Wit. Robert McCartney, Robt. Wade, Notary Public, for Jesse Dungan and Margaret his wife, 4 Aug. 1856. (FHL film 987,384)
      N-107: We, Robert Duncan and Anna Duncan his wife of Cedar Co. IA in consideration of $308.14 paid by J.B. Might of Cedar Co., IA, sell to said J.B. Might, premises in Cedar Co. IA, commencing at NW corner of W 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.28, then south 50 rods, then east until said line intersections the roads leading from Muscatine to Tipton, then north along said roads until it intersects the north lineof SW 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec.28, then west to the place of beginning, and we covenant the premises are free from encumbrance, ... and warrant title, and said Anna Duncan hereby relinquishes her right of dower to the premises. 18 May 1857. /s/ Robert Duncan, Anne (X) Duncan. Wit. by Wm. M. Knott, J.P., 18 May 1857. (FHL film 987,384)
      P-413/414: Deed 4 Oct. 1859, Robert Duncan & Ann Duncan his wife of Cedar Co. IA to Wm. Baker of Cedar Co. IA, for $175 paid, sell tract or parcel of real estate in Cedar Co. IA, commencing 40 rods N of SE corner of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.28, from thence west to said section line, then north to Wright's and Duncan's corner about 80 rods, then east to corner stone at Lipton and Muscatine road, then East of South about 40 rods to a corner, then west about 20 rods to sub line, then south to the beginning, to contain 43 acres, the same more or less, all in Twp.80N Range 2W, warrant title, and Ann Duncan, wife of said Robert Duncan, releases her right of dower. /s/ Robert Duncan, Ann (X) Duncan per E.C. Blackman. Ack. 4 Oct. 1859 by Robert Duncan and Ann Duncan before E.C. Blackman, J.P. Deposited for record Oct. 5, 1859, and recorded same day. (FHL film 987,386)


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, Aaron, widow Duncan, Margaret; B 120 OH Inf.; filed 1884 June 10, Invalid Appl. #515151, Cert. #466362, MO; filed 1912 Feb. 16, Widow Appl. #980699, Cert. #740513, Kansas. (MAD: from Richland Co. OH; 1870 Cedar Co. IA; 1880 Jackson Co. MO; ?? 1900 Clay Co. MO; indexed 1910 Johnson Co. KS)
      Duncan, Frederick T., widow Duncan, Alice M., minor Spence, Alice M., Gdn.; G 35 Iowa Inf.; 1896 Sept. 10, Invalid Appl. #1056190, Cert. #991669, Iowa; 1904 Jan. 18, Widow Appl. #798249, Cert. #570524 Iowa; 1905 Feb. 13, Minor Appl. #821827, Cert. #592406, Iowa; remarks XC2674695. (MAD: ? 1860 Cedar Co. IA census)
      Duncan, John P., widow Gillilan, Susan Duncan; I 46 Ia. Inf.; 1890 Sept. 2, Invalid Appl. #966025, Cert. #776268, Iowa; 1916 Oct. 2, Widow Appl. #1077645, no cert., Cali. (MAD: 1860 Cedar Co. IA census; ?? 1850 Jackson Co. IA census; 1880 Guthrie Co. IA)


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