Duncans in Wapello Co. IA


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

Last revised February 6, 2014

Formed 1843 from Indian Lands
Monroe (formerly Kiskekosh) formed 1843 from Wapello


1850 Wapello Co. IA Census
Pg.406, #90, Jesse MILLER 21 NY w/another fam.
District 13
Pg.416, #222, Elijah MARLOW 29 TN farmer $600
                  Nancy 28 TN
                  Parmelia 10, Mary A. 8 IL
                  Melvina 6, Maria J. 4, William S. 1 IA
                  (MAD: Permelia Marlow mar. John Duncan, son of Joseph Duncan of Hancock Co. IL; location unknown)
Pg.421, #294, Silust DUNCAN 42 OH farmer $640
                  Isabell 32 KY
                  Nancy M. 19, Almira 17 IN
                  Martha J. 14, James 7 IN
                  (MAD: one Silas Duncan mar. Isabella Cook 4/9/1849 Edgar Co. IL)
Pg.462, #863, Jessee MILLER 23 OH
                  Leah 22 PA
                  Marion 2 IA

1860-1870 Wapello Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed


Schuyler Co. IL Deed (SLC 12/13/2013)
      Z-444: Benjamin L. Duncan of Monroe Co. IA for $1400 paid by Roger Amlin & Co., Lawrence Co. OH, sell to said Roger Amlin & Co. property, the SE 1/4 Sec.11 Twp.2N Range 2E of 4th P.M. containing 153 acres more or less, being in Schuyler Co. IL, warrant title. 15 April 1857. /s/ Benjamin L. Duncan. He ack. deed before W.J. Shelbon, J.P., Wapello Co. IA, 15 April 1857. Certification by Joseph N. Campbell, Clerk of Wapello Co. IA Court, for W.J. Shelbon, 30 April 1857. Recorded June 13, 1857. (FHL film 1,311,529)

HISTORIES before 1923

1887 "Portrait and biographical album of Wapello County, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county" pub. by Chapman Bros. (FHL film 1,000,022 item 1)
      Pg.194: H.J. Duncan, Deputy US Marshall of Southern District of IA, resident of Ottumwa, native of MO, born Linnville on 28 Oct. 1847, son of Thomas H.P. and Susan (Browner) Duncan, both natives of KY who removed across the MS and settled in MO at an early period in the history of that State. Mr. Duncan was engaged in Mercantile pursuits for many years in Mercer Co. MO ... located on State line, one half in MO and other half in IA, a slave holder. Parental household of our subject included six children, three sons and three daughters, of whom the record is as follows: William D. deceased; Basil B. at time of the rebellion in Cuba, went into that locality, was commissioned Captain, when last heard from was in South America; H.J. is our subject, Mary M. became wife of J. Wilson of Des Moines; Nora E. married Hugh Week of Bonaparte. Thomas H.P. Duncan died 1866; his wife is still living at old homestead in Mercer Co. MO. Our subject married in Ottumwa in Dec. 1870 to Miss Kate Dunnett of OH; they the parents of three children: Hazzie, Eddie and Harry J. Jr. Mr. Duncan received appointment of Deputy US Marshal in 1880 ...

"History of Wapello County, Iowa" by John Beach; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1914, 1064 pgs. (LH6305, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.600-601: Captain Charles Perry Brown, ... born Warren, Herkimer Co. New York, 30 October 1840, his parents being the Rev. Charles Edward and Frances (Lyon) Brown. ... On May 2, 1842, he and his family left Utica, New York, for the west ... (Iowa). Returned to New York 1851, returned to Iowa in July 1857 to make a home in Howard Co. Died Ottumwa, Iowa, 23 July 1901, while his wife died 12 June 1887. The latter ... was a daughter of Dr. Benjamin Lyon, of Herkimer Co. NY, whose wife, Mrs. Brown's mother, was Margaret Duncan, daughter of Richard Duncan, a prominent Scotchman who left his native land on account of political disturbances and settled near Schenectady, New York, at an early day. ....

"A Memorial and biographical record of Iowa" by Charles Frush; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1896, 1262 pgs. (LH11536, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 934,926 item 6; book 977.7 D3m v.1&2 and film 1,033,791 items 2-3 and fiche 6,051,365)
      Pg.559-561: Hugh H. Meek was born in the village of Bonaparte, Iowa, on the 4th of June, 1851, ... In 1870 was married to Mary C. Spaug, who died in 1871. His second marriage occurred in 1875, when he wedded Miss Narrie Duncan, of Mercer County, Missouri, the daughter of Hazzard and Susan Duncan. ... (MAD: rechecked, "Narrie" as spelled) (MAD: Wapello Co. IA)


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