Duncans in Decatur Co. IA


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

Last revised August 18, 2007

Formed 1846 from Appanoose


1850 Decatur Co. IA Census
Pg.333, #133, Thomas P. DUNCAN 23 Unknown farmer
                  Solina A. 17 TN
                  Joseph LUST 11 TN
                  George W. 23 TN
                  (MAD: 1860 Wayne Co. IA census)
Pg.334, #166, John P. DUNCAN 26 KY farmer
                  Margaret 22 KY
                  Eliza 4, Mary E. 2 Iowa
                  William L. DAVIS 14 KY, Gran W. 6 MO
                  (MAD: Thomas P. & John P. are sons of Harvey Boyd & Elizabeth Laughlin of 1850 Wayne Co. IA 1850; 1860 Wayne Co. IA census)

1860 Decatur Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Decatur Co. IA Census
High Point Twp.
Pg.319, "#139-139" (#132-132), DANKIN, John 41 SCT farmer $6120-$789, parents of foreign birth
                  Jenett 36 SCT keeps house, parents of foreign birth
                  Samuel 16 NY farm laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  Anna 14 NY at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Frances (f) 11, Hattie (f) 9 NY, parents of foreign birth
                  Benjamin 4 MI, parents of foreign birth

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Decatur County, Iowa, and its people" by John McDaniel; ed. by Prof. J.M. Howell and Heman C. Smith, Supervising Editors; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1915, 727 pgs. (LH8987, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 985,423 item 5)
      Pg.20: At the August election in 1852, Decatur and Wayne Counties had to elect a representative to the Legislature. O.N. Kellogg, of Garden Grove, was a candidate, and Harvey Duncan, of Wayne County, was a candidate for the same office. ... Mr. Duncan was in favor of the voters of the county locating the county seat by vote of the electors ...
      Pg.116: Leon Chapter No.33, Royal Arch Masons, was organized October 25, 1866, with the following officers ... William M. Duncan, master third vail ...
      Pg.393-394: On December 25, 1872, Mr. J.M. Hollinger married Miss Elzina J. Shields, a daughter of Madison and Cynthia (Long) Shields, .... Mr. and Mrs. Hollinger have three children: C.M., who was born August 9, 1874, married Miss May Craig and they reside in Grand Island, Nebraska, ... Buford, who was born October 17, 1875, is a farmer by occupation; he married Miss Mamie Duncan, of Lineville, Iowa, and they have eight children, Willard, Siebert, Gerald, Hubert, Vinetta, Ralph, Juanita and Alta. Harold A., born January 20, 1883 ...


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