Duncans in Polk Co. IA


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

Last revised August 25, 2014

Formed 1846 from Indian Lands
Boone, Dallas, Madison, Warren formed 1846 from Polk
Story formed 1846 from Jasper, Polk, Boone
Montgomery formed 1851 from Polk


1850 Polk Co. IA Census
Fort Des Moines
Pg.20, #174-182, Nathan ANDREWS 34 NY farmer
                  Maria 31 OH
                  Sarah J. 11 IN
                  John E. GRIGRY 3 IN
                  (MAD: Maria Andrews was dau. of John Cunningham d. 1859 Tippecanoe Co. IN; Sarah J. Andrews m. John Duncan ca 1854, had 3 ch., and died; see Tippecanoe Co. IN Probate record Duncan vs. Cunningham et al)
Pg.26, #249, William DUNCAN 27 U.C. carpenter $400
                  Abagail 21 VT
                  Mary 8/12 IA
                  (MAD: William b. "UC", probably "Upper Canada"; mar. 1847 Windsor Co. VT; see Cass Co. IA history)
not Fort Des Moines
Pg.57, #678, Elizabeth DUNCAN 44 NY
                  Henry R. 23, James S. 21 IN
                  Martha A. 18, Mary J. 15 IN
                  Hannah E. 12, Robert A. 10 IN
                  John M. 7, Amanda M. 4 IN
                  (MAD: 1860 Butte Co. CA census; Mary J. Duncan mar. T.A. McClain 1/27/1853; Martha A. Duncan mar. Henry Holder 3/6/1856)

1860 Polk Co. IA Census
Des Moines City
Pg.37, #289-269, John A. DUNCAN 38 IRE tailor 0-$30
                  Catherine 36 IRE
                  Sarah 9 NY
                  Mary 5 OH
                  Catherine 3 IL
                  Elizabeth 1 IA
                  Sarah LEONARD 34 IRE domestic
Camp Twp.
Pg.275, #794, M.J. PORTER (f) 25 OH housekeeper
                  children, farmers
                  C. DUNCAN (m) 24 Canada farmer
Beaver Twp.
Pg.290, #914-813, W. DUNCAN (m) 35 CANADA farmer $700-$150
                  A. (f) 31 VT
                  Mary 10, Luela 8, John 6 IA
                  Emma 4, Ada M. 2 IA
                  E. DOWNES (f) 18 VT teacher
                  (MAD: William & Abigail, 1870 Cass Co. IA census)
Pg.291, #920-819, J. DUNCAN (m) 26 CANADA farmer $0-$140
                  E. (f) 20 IN (not m/in/year)
                  (MAD: James mar. Emily Fansler 11/26/1857 Cass Co. IA; 1870 Cass Co. IA census)
Pg.292, #924-822, Thomas DUNCAN 43 SCT farmer $600-$500
                  S. (f) 37 Canada
                  E. (f) 17, R. (m) 14 Canada
                  M. (f) 12, Mary 11 VT
                  Henry 3 IA

1870 Polk Co. IA Census
Beaver Twp.
Pg.87, #165-154, DUNCAN, Thos. 52 SCT farmer $5000-$1000, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 47 CAN keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Lizzie 27, Robert 28 CAN, parents of foreign birth
                  Henry 13, Emma 9, Wm. 7 IA, parents of foreign birth
Pg.87, #166-155, OSGOOD, Perry 30 OH farmer $4480-$800
                  Amanda 19 WI
                  DUNCAN, Mary 21 VT keeping house (not parents of foreign birth)
Pg.91, #233-222, DUNCAN, R. (m) 24 CAN farmer $2500-$600, parents of foreign birth
Des Moines, Ward 2
Pg.178, #299-304, DUNCAN, Catharine 42 IRE (ditto) (keeping house) $0-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 16 OH parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 10 IA parents of foreign birth
                  HART, James 35 IRE saloon keeper $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Four Mile Twp.
Pg.317, #29-29, DUGAN, J.A. (m) 46 KY farmer $400-$1800
                  Margarett 34 IN keeps house
                  Marsett (m) 11, Joseph 8 IA
                  Margarett 5, Clarence 1 IA
                  DUNCAN, Mary 68 KY
Walnut Twp.
Pg.413, #63-66, DUNCAN, Thos. 57 ENG willow basket maker $0-$150, parents of foreign birth
                  Walter (m) 22 ENG R.R. hand $0-$0, parents of foreign birth


"Reports of cases in law and equity determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa" ("Iowa Reports") by Thos. F. Withrow, reporter, Vol.III, being Vol.XI of series; Vol.11, pgs.198 to 204 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 12/2003; MAD's extract; Dungan and Duncan as given)
      MOORE v. BARE; Supreme Court of Iowa, Des Moines; 11 Iowa 198; December, 1860, Decided.
      Appeal from Polk District Court. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16. IN the Spring of the year 1857 the defendant sold to plaintiff an interest in a patent right, styled "L. Brown's Mammoth Self-feeding Lath Machine;" receiving in payment therefor six hundred dollars in cash, and the notes of plaintiff for the balance of the purchase money. Upon the 23d day of October of the same year the parties agreed to change the original contract and a new one was entered into by which the defendant in consideration of certain covenants to be performed by the plaintiff agreed upon his part to convey to said plaintiff on or before the 10th day of the following November by deed of general warranty, a good and perfect title to the undivided half of Lot 1 in Block 1 in South Fort Des Moines, and also the undivided half of the said patent right for certain counties therein named.
      Upon the day named in the contract the plaintiff was ready and willing to perform upon his part. The defendant tendered to plaintiff deeds duly signed and acknowledged for the lot and the patent right, both of which were refused for the reason as alleged by plaintiff, that the defendant had no title to said property and no right to convey the same. The plaintiff thereupon declared the contract rescinded and brought this action to recover back the six hundred dollars paid to defendant for said patent right.
      A trial by jury was waived and the cause submitted to the court, and it was considered that the defendant upon the day the contract was to be performed had no such title either in the lot or the patent right as would enable him to tender to plaintiff such a deed as he had obligated himself to make, and that plaintiff had a right to declare the contract forfeited and recover back the money advanced to defendant, and rendered judgment accordingly.
      COUNSEL: Stephen Sibley for the appellant. (MAD: case citations omitted here)
      I. The statute requiring the recording of an assignment of a patent is directory only; and the recording is not essential to the validity of the assignment. It is intended only for the protection of purchasers.
      II. Generally contracts can be rescinded only by the consent of all the parties. Possession of property under an executory contract bars the party from rescinding. If a party can perform a part of his contract the other cannot rescind but is left to his action for damages.
      III. In the absence of proof the presumption of law is, that copartners have equal interests in the copartnership property.
      Jeff. S. Polk for the appellee.
      I. What is it necessary for the defendant to prove in order to show title to a patent right in himself? He must show an unbroken chain of title to the patentee, which can be done by, 1. Producing the original deeds of assignment and proving their execution; or secondary evidence of their contents after accounting for their absence. 2. Showing that all deeds of title through which he claims have been duly recorded in the United States Patent Office.
      II. The lot in controversy is shown to be the property of a co-partnership, and there is no proof showing the interest of the co-partner, that the co-partnership business has been settled, or that there are no co-partnership debts which are liens upon the property. A title depending on a question of fact should not be forced upon a vendee.
      III. The court did not err in holding that the contract was rescinded.
      (opinion) BALDWIN, J. -- The numerous errors assigned are necessarily determined by the conclusion of the court upon two questions presented. Had the defendant, upon the day the contract was to be performed, such a title in the lot and patent right as would enable him to convey by the deeds tendered, as he had agreed to? If not, was the plaintiff in such a position that he could declare the contract forfeited, and recover the money advanced?
      We will inquire first as to the condition of title in the lot agreed to be conveyed. It is conceded that the title thereto was fully in one C. C. Van. That Van and wife conveyed their interest to a firm of the style of McGaughey, Mumma & Co., of which the defendant, Bare, was a member. That McGaughey conveyed his interest in said lot to Mumma and Bare, the other members of said firm. Bare claims that the title to the undivided one-half of said lot by this claim was fully in him, and that he had power to convey, as he had agreed to do.
      We understand the objection of plaintiff to this title to be, that the interest that Bare had in the partnership was in no manner established. That neither he nor McGaughey may have been equal partners, and, if not, the defendant had no title to the full undivided one-half of said lot. It is farther claimed that the partnership property of said firm was primarily liable for the firm debts, and that this lot in this way was subject to incumbrances. We do not regard these objections as well founded. Where there are two or more persons acting as partners, the presumption is that they are equal in interest in the business engaged in and the property owned by them in their firm name. As the plaintiff assumed to rescind the contract and relied upon this objection to defendant's title, it was incumbent upon him to show that the said firm were not equally interested in the property owned, and also to show that it was liable to be subjected in some manner to the liabilities of said firm. In the absence of such showing, we are of the opinion that the defendant had such a title to the lot as he had obligated himself to convey, and that the deed tendered fulfilled this part of defendant's contract.
      The question next to be considered relates to the title of defendant in the patent right sold to plaintiff. The defendant claims title to said patent, for the counties named in the contract, through one James H. Dungan, assignee of John L. Brown and Charles Leonard, the original patentees. The deed to Duncan was duly recorded at the Patent Office in the year 1856; but the assignment to defendant, though properly executed and acknowledged, was not recorded until in December, 1857, some time after plaintiff had declared the contract rescinded. This is the objection made by plaintiff to the validity of defendant's title.
      By the 11th section of the act of Congress of 1836, every patent is made assignable in law either as to the whole interest or an undivided part thereof by any instrument in writing, which assignment is required by said act to be recorded within three months after the execution thereof. There is nothing in this act which declares that the assignment, if not recorded, shall be void, but it appears to be directory and for the benefit or protection of bona fide purchasers, for a valuable consideration, without notice of a prior assignment.
      As between the parties, the assignment is valid although not recorded. It appears that the assignment by Dungan to defendant was made more than three months prior to the contract between these parties. The defendant, for the purpose of having an assignment made and recorded within three months after it was executed, sent the original deed to Dungan for the purpose above stated, but it was never returned. A new deed however was executed by Dungan but was not recorded in time, or at least not until after the date of the tender to plaintiff, but within three months after the execution thereof.
      It also appears that the plaintiff was advised of this defect in defendant's title prior to his purchase, or at least prior to the agreement made in October. That at the time of the first contract plaintiff received, with the said assignment, a lath machine made under said patent, and used the same and manufactured lath thereon. That at the time the contract was declared rescinded by plaintiff he had not returned, nor had he offered to return, the machine received by him at the time of the assignment. Nor is it claimed by the plaintiff that Duncan had sold to any other person the right to the counties named, nor that there was a claim of title by any purchaser either with or without notice of defendant's title.
      Although the title of defendant might have been defeated, had Dungan conveyed to a subsequent innocent purchaser, yet could the plaintiff for this reason alone declare the contract forfeited? There had been a partial performance by the defendant. The title to the lot was good and the assignment of the patent was good as between the parties. Under these circumstances we are of the opinion that the only remedy of plaintiff was in damages for a breach of the contract.
      But granting that there had been a total failure of defendant's title, both in the lot and the patent right, had the plaintiff placed himself in such a position as would enable him to rescind?
      He had failed to put the defendant in the position he was in at the time the contract was made, by returning to him the lath machine, taken with the assignment of the patent.
      Story in his work upon contracts, section 977, says: "A contract cannot be rescinded unless both parties can be reinstated in their original situation in respect to their contract. And if one party already have received benefit from the contract he cannot rescind it wholly, but is put to his action for damages."
      The plaintiff offered no evidence tending to show a return of the lath machine or that he placed the defendant in the position he was before the contract, and until he did so he had no right to declare the contract rescinded.
      Judgment reversed.


Cass Co. IA Deed (SLC 7/23/2014)
      D-133: John M. Barnard deed to Wm. Duncan, filed for record Aug. 24, 1857. John M. Barnard of Polk Co. IA for $107.33 paid sell to William Duncan of Polk Co. IA the premises, SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.76N of Range 36W in state of IA containing 40 acres more or less, warrant title. 17 July 1856. /s/ John M. Barnard. Ack. 18 July 1856 before Madison Young, Notary Public of Polk Co. IA. Recorded Sept. 19, 1857. (FHL film 1,547,780)


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, James S., widow Duncan, Margaret A.; 2 Indpt. Batty. Iowa L.A.; 1891 Jan. 28, Invalid Appl. #984360, Cert. #1134865, Cal.; 1896 Jan. 17, Widow Appl. #626781, Cert. #652638, Cal. (MAD: 1850 Polk Co. IA; 1860 Butte Co. CA; James S. Duncan mar. Margaret Ann Hartman 5/18/1862 Polk Co. IA)
      Duncan, William; D 2 Ia. Cav.; 1889 Oct. 23, Invalid Appl. #734872, Cert. #498087, Iowa. (MAD: Des Moines, Polk Co. IA per Cass Co. IA History, b. Lower Canada 1824)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Annals of Polk County, Iowa : and city of Des Moines" by Will Porter; pub. Des Moines, Iowa: G.A. Miller Print. Co., 1898, 1066 pgs. (LH12877, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 934,960 item 1)
      Second Cavalry, Company D., Enlisted August 2, 1862, unless otherwise stated.
      Pg.237: William Duncan, promoted to second corporal; to commissary sergeant corporal October 1, 1862.
      Pg.238: Privates: Duncan, Chapin, died at St.Louis March 5, 1862.
      Pg.844: Farmers Mutual Live Stock Insurance Association, organized in 1891, reports in 1894 an income of $9,688, and paid to members $2,947. President, E.F. Duncan, Secretary, W.W. Hayne.

"Centennial history of Polk County, Iowa" by J.M. Dixon; pub. Des Moines: State Register, print., 1876, 362 pgs. (LH10587, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL fiche 6,117,820)
      Pg.307: In 1854, William Duncan settled on Mud Creek, near the home of Mr. Burke. ... In 1855, Thomas Duncan settled near his brother William; ...

"Portrait and biographical album of Polk County, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the presidents of the United States and governors of the state." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Lake City Pub. Co., 1890, 848 pgs. (LH11540, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 934,959 item 3)
      Pg.786-787: THOMAS DUNCAN, who is living a retired life in Mitchellville, has been a resident of Polk County for the long period of thirty-five years. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, April 28, 1817, and is a son of William and Margaret (Smith) Duncan, who were also natives of the same country. His father was a representative business man of Glasgow, and in that city engaged in the wholesale grocery trade until 1820, when he bade good-by to his native land and with his family sailed for America. He located near Granby, Shefford County, in the Province of Quebec, where he purchased land and engaged in farming until advanced age forced him to lay aside all business cares, when he removed to Granby and there lived a retired life until his death, which occurred several years ago. His wife, the mother of our subject, died some twenty years previous, after which he was a second time married. By the first union nine children were born, six of whom are living at this writing in 1890 - Margaret, widow of John Parker, resides in Granby, Canada; Thomas is the next younger; John also makes his home in Granby; William is a citizen of Atlantic, Iowa; Janet is the wife of W. Hale of Granby; and James is also living in Atlantic. Our subject spent but three years of his life in his native city when he was brought by his parents to the province of Quebec, then Lower Canada. During his youth he received a common-school education and at the age of 20 years left home ... making his way to Vermont he secured a position as a farm hand, ... continuing to reside a greater part of the time in that State until 1855, he then followed the course of emigration westward and became a resident of Polk County, Iowa. ... He purchased 52 acres of wild land on section 22, Beaver Township, and after erecting a log cabin began the work of developing and improving a farm. After a number of years he sold and purchased a 160 acre tract in the same township, on which he resided until March, 1890, when he leased his land and removing to Mitchelville, retired to private life. In a pleasant home, furnished with the comforts and many of the luxuries of life, he and his wife expect to spend the remainder of their days. The 2nd of May, 1842, witnessed the celebration of the marriage of Thomas Duncan and Sarah Todd, who have now traveled life's journey together for more than 48 years. Mrs. Duncan is the daughter of Simon and Anna (Wood) Todd, the former a native of New York, and the latter of Canada, both of English parentage. By occupation her father was a farmer and followed that business in Shefford County, Canada, until his death. Mrs. Todd survived her husband a number of years, passing to her final rest about 1868. In their family were twelve children, eight of whom are now living - James, Caroline, Peter, Lydia, Sophia, Esther, Robert L. and Sarah.
      Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are the parents of eight children - Elizabeth, wife of Alexander C. Tigner, a farmer of Howard County, Neb.; Robert, a farmer of Sac County, Iowa; Margaret, wife of J.C. Garret, who is engaged in agricultural pursuits in Camp Township, this county; Mary, deceased; Thomas H. who makes his home in Sac County; Sarah A., at home; William C. a resident of Calhoun County, Iowa; and one child who died in infancy. Mr. Duncan ... owner of a highly improved and valuable farm in Beaver Township besides some property in Mitchellville. Republican, member of the Old Settlers Association of Polk County. His wife holds membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church and to its support Mr. Duncan contributes liberally, although he himself is not a member. (MAD: Atlantic, Cass Co. IA; 1850 Chittenden Co. VT)

1884 "History of Cass County, Iowa : together with sketches of its towns, villages and townships, portraits of prominent persons and biographies of old settlers and representative citizens; history of Iowa" pub. by Continental Historical Co. (FHL book 977.772 H2h and film 934,933 item 1)
      Pg.842-3: WILLIAM DUNCAN was born in Lower Canada, 50 miles southeast of Montreal, August 27, 1824. His parents, William and Margaret (Smith) Duncan, were natives of Scotland. The subject of this sketch removed to Windsor Co. VT, when 19 years old. He obtained his education in the schools of Canada and VT. He learned the carpenter's trade in Vermont and spent the year 1847 in Boston, MA, working at his trade. He then returned to Vermont, where he continued the same business until September, 1848. In that year he moved to Des Moines [Polk Co.], IA, which contained, at that time, only one frame building. He lived in Des Moines six years, working at his trade. He then moved to a farm 12 miles east of that city, on which he resided until August, 1862, when he enlisted in company D, of the Second Iowa Cavalry commanded by Colonel Hatch. He served 3 years and 3 months. ... He was honorably discharged at Davenport and returned to Polk county where he lived until March 8, 1868, at which time he moved to his present location on section 3, Atlantic township. He was married in Windsor Co. VT to Abigail Williams, a daughter of Henry and Abigail (Cram) Williams. They have seven children -- Mary, Luella, John, Emma, Ada, Jennie and Maggie. ... Mr. Duncan is a Republican in politics.
      Pg.840: JOHN DUNCAN was born in Polk Co. Iowa, November 5, 1853, his parents being William and Abigail (Williams) Duncan. When he was fourteen years old his parents removed to Cass county, locating in Atlantic. He removed to his present location on section 1, Atlantic township, in 1878, and was married March 29, 1881, to Rosena Strater, daughter of William and Catharine (Humerick) Strater, a native of this county. He has 106 acres of land, part in Franklin and part in Atlantic township ....

1906 "Compendium of History and Biography of Kalamazoo Co. MI" by David Fisher and Frank Little (FHL film 1,000,089 item 4)
      Pg.467: DELAMORE DUNCAN, Jr. Representing the third generation of his family in this county, of which he is a native, ... Delamore Duncan, Jr., of Prairie Ronde township ... His parents, Delamore and Parmela (Clark) Duncan, were among the earliest settlers in Prairie Ronde township, and ever since they first broke the glebe there that section of the county has been the family seat. The father was born on November 24, 1805, at Lyman, NH, and from 1810 until 1815 he attended the district school at Monroe, in his native state, of which his father was teacher. In the year last named his father, William Duncan, bought a wool-carding and cloth-dressing mill, and the business of this he carried on until 1821, when the death of his wife broke up the family. The Duncans, as may be easily inferred from the name, are of Scotch ancestry, but some of its members settled in the north of Ireland, and from Londonderry in that country the American progenitor of the race emigrated to this country in 1742, his son William, grandfather of Delamore Jr., being at that time 12 years old. In 1822 William left his children with his father and brothers, went into lumbering on the Connecticut river, where he remained so occupied until 1824, then removed to Syracuse, NY, where he also engaged in lumbering for a year. In April, 1825, in company with his son Delamore, who had joined him at Syracuse, he started for the territory of Michigan, then an almost unknown country. ... (Washtenaw Co., May 3, until Sept. 3.) The next few years were passed by the family in Ohio, and on October 5, 1829, they started again for Michigan ... west side of Prairie Ronde. Early in April, 1830, the elder Mr. Duncan was elected supervisor ... William Duncan's health becoming seriously impaired, he sold his property in this county, and in March, 1837, moved to Des Moines [Polk Co.], IA, and built a grist mill on the Des Moines river. He continued in the milling business there until the autumn of 1844, when he exchanged his property in Iowa for land in Cass Co. MI. Originally he was a Whig; later Free-Soil. He died on November 19, 1852. His son, Delamore Duncan, ...

1913 "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah" by Frank Essholm (from Sharon Koleber 12/2001 and FHL fiche 6,053,257)
      Pg.850: DUNCAN, CHAPMAN (son of John Duncan and Betsy T. Putnam of Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt.). Born July 1, 1812, Bath N.H. Came to Utah Oct. 16, 1848, Barney Adams company. Married Rebecca Rose; Only child: Ellen J., m. Charles Franklin Randall. Married Locky Jones; one child: Emily D. Married Rosanna Taylor Aug. 23, 1862; their children: Taylor D., Becky D. Died Dec. 22, 1900, Loa, Utah. (MAD: Bath, Grafton Co. NH)
      Pg.850: DUNCAN, HOMER (son of John Duncan and Betsy Taylor Putnam of Barnet, Caledonia county, Vt.). Born Jan. 19, 1815, at Barnet. Came to Utah Oct. 16, 1848, Barney Adams company. Married Asenath M. Banker 1841 in New York state (daughter of Platte N.M. Banker); their children: Julia Emily b. April 25, 1845, d. April 26, 1873; John Chapman b. Sept. 9, 1846, m. Teresa Ann Urie; William Platt b. April 2, 1848, d. March 10, 1860; Permelia Asenath b. May 20, 1850, m. Frank C. Foster; Lydia Maria b. Nov. 24, 1852, d. Oct. 25, 1854; Homer Putnam b. Aug. 13, 1855, d. Aug. 24, 1855 (poor copy), Mary Putnam b. Oct. 14, 1858, m. Louis Fisher; m. James Underwood; Lilies Isabel b. Aug. 30, 1862, d. Aug. 10, 1863; Emma Jane b. Oct. 20, 1864, m. William J. Strong; Don Delamore b. June 29, 1868, m. Anna H. Derrick.
            Married Sarah Trippess July 11, 1863, at Salt Lake City (daughter of John Trippess and Susannah Barr of Foleshill, Eng.), who was born March 20, 1839, Coventry, Eng., and came to Utah 1862. Their children: Densmore Trippess b. Feb. 4, 1866, m. Nida Fuller; Sarah Ellen b. April 1, 1868, m. Robert Morris; May b. Sept. 17, 1871, d. March 9, 1901; Homer Horace b. May 26, 1873, m. Lottie Cheshire; Louis Chapman b. April 25, 1875, m. Zella Barton (deceased), m. Alice Foster; George b. July 8, 1877, d. same day; Israel Putnam b. May 30, 1880; Martha Putnam b. Jan. 25, 1885, m. Rodney W. Bartlett. Family resided Salt Lake City, Cedar City and St. George, Utah. ... Salt Lake City where he died March 23, 1906.
            DUNCAN, JOHN CHAPMAN (son of Homer Duncan and Asenath Malvina Banker). Born Sept. 9, 1846, Des Moines, Iowa. Came to Utah October, 1848, Barney Adams company. Married Teresa Ann Heyborne May 27, 1872, at Cedar City, Utah (daughter of John Heyborne and Sarah Ann Melborn ...). She was born Jan. 27, 1854. Their children ... (MAD: Des Moines, Polk Co. IA; Cedar City, Iron Co. UT; St. George, Washington Co. UT)
            DUNCAN, DENSMORE TRIPPESS (son of Homer Duncan and Sarah Trippess). Born Feb. 4, 1866, Cedar City, Utah. Married Nida Fuller June 22, 1893, Salt Lake City ...

"The Biographical record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois" (anonymous); pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896, 728 pgs. (LH11280, HeritageQuest images 3/2007 and 4/2007; FHL book 977.3 D3bb and film 934,971 item 2 and 962,512 item 2)
      Pg.368: Henson D. Bonham ... Marshall County ... on the 14th of October, 1852, Mr. Bonham and Miss Luana Swift were united in marriage. Six children ... Carrie M., wife of Frank E. Duncan, of Des Moines, Iowa; .... (MAD: city of Des Moines, Polk Co. IA)


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