Duncans in Warren Co. IA


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

Last revised August 18, 2007

Formed 1846 from Polk


1850 Warren Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Warren Co. IA Census
Hartford, Richland Twp.
Pg.743, #580-546, Alvatus J. DUNCAN (m) 38 KY farmer $3000-$200
                  Louisa J. 33 KY
                  Martha J. 4 IA
                  Semantha ROBERTS (f) 15 IN
                  (MAD: 1850 Morgan Co. IN census)
White Oak Twp.
Pg.839, #1224-1179, William H. GRATER 23 OH farmer $200-$200
                  Sarah 23 TN
                  Amanda E. 2 IA
                  Charles LEWIS 23 IA (blank) $0-$150
                  Phebe E. 2 IA (sic)
                  James DUNCAN 25 TN (blank)
                  John ROSE 45 TN (blank) $0-$200
                  Elizabeth 60 NC
                  (MAD: 1850 Boone Co. IN census)
Pg.839, #1225-1180, George W. DUNCAN 44 IN farmer $1500-$300
                  Maria L. 34 TN
                  Jonothan 17, Martha J. 16 IN
                  Mary A. 14 IN
                  William 13, Sarah E. 10 IN
                  Cynthia 4, Geo. S. 4 IA (does not say twins)
                  John 1 IA
                  George W. 91 VA
                  (MAD: George W. (91 VA) from 1850 Boone Co. IN census; George W. (44 IN) mar. Maria Louisa Smith 4/16/1849 Boone Co. IN, 1850 Warren Co. IN census; 1870 Mercer Co. MO census)
Belmont Twp.
Pg.893, #1603-1558, Joseph N. WILSON 55 VA farmer $3800-$660
                  Lydia 54 VA
                  Joseph L. 18, James M. 15 OH
                  Stephen 12, Mary 10 OH
                  Linley M. BOWLES (m) 24 OH
                  Ruth A. 21 OH
                  Hannah J. 7/12 IA
                  Ruth DUNCAN 93 VA "the oldest person in the county"
                  (MAD: 1850 Belmont Co. OH census)
Pg.893, #1606-1561, John B. DUNCAN 61 VA farmer $3000-$700
                  Rachel 65 VA
                  James Wm. 20 OH
                  Charles HARROW 7 OH
                  (MAD: 1850 Belmont Co. OH census; John Byron Duncan b. 5/4/1799 Loudoun Co. VA, d. 3/12/1876 Warren Co. IA, mar. Rachel Day 1/27/1822 Loudoun Co. VA; son of Mrs. Ruth Duncan b. 4/24/1766 VA, d. 11/20/1860 Warren Co. IA; brother of Lydia Dunkin Wilson; marriage record locations and proof not found, info from Glen W. Dunkin 1994)

1870 Warren Co. IA Census
Belmont Twp.
Pg.303, #12-12, DUNCAN, James 32 OH farmer $700-$646
                  Sarah 28 IN k.house
                  Emma 9, Ida 4, David 2 IA
                  John 6/12 IA b.Feb.
                  (MAD: James W. Duncan mar. Sarah Cook 11/18/1860)
Pg.304, #31-31, DUNCAN, John 62 VA farmer $3000-$932
                  Rachael 65 VA k.house
                  Charles 17 OH
Liberty Twp.
Pg.369, #149-157, GRATER, Harrison 34 OH (whites) working in sawmill $0-$0
                  Sarah 33 TN k.house
                  Amanda 12, Henry 8, Charles 6 IA
                  Aaron 4, Lewis 2 IA
                  DUNCAN, James 35 IN farmer
Richland Twp.
Pg.416-417, #51-51, DUNCAN, Andrew J. 48 KY farmer $5000-$2100
                  Louisa J. 44 KY keeps house
                  Martha 14 IA at home
                  (MAD: Alvatus J. Duncan in 1860 census)
Squaw Twp.
Pg.431, #9-9, DUNCAN, Jonathan 27 IN farmer $1000-$598
                  Eliza 23 OH k.house
                  Wilbert (m) 2, Maria 5/12 b.Jan. IA
                  (MAD: Jonathan Duncan mar. Eliza Jane Smith 4/28/1867)
Union Twp.
Pg.440, #13-13, DUNCAN, Samuel 30 TN druggist $1600-$1000
                  Melissa 20 IA
                  Seenon? (f) 5/12 IA b.Dec.
                  (MAD: Dr. S.V. Duncan mar. Melissa Jordan 11/8/1868 Marion IA; see Marion Co. IA histories; b. Sullivan Co. TN)
Pg.452, #164-166, DUNCAN, George 39 OH farmer $13,500-$700
                  Elsie 37 NY keeping house
                  Alonzo (m) 13, Mary 9, Arthur (m) 2 IA
                  Florence 16 IL
                  WALTER, Hank? (m) 19 IL farm laborer
                  (MAD: 1860 Hendricks Co. IN; one Florence M. Duncan mar. James F. Walton 7/3/1870)
Pg.453, #180-182, HEINY?, George 44 PA farmer $12,000-$6,000
                  Mary 41 OH keeping house
                  William 14, Benjamin 12, Elizabeth 9 IA
                  Lydia 7, Eli S. (m) 4, Thomas 1 IA
                  DUNCAN, John 20 IN farm laborer
                  HEINY?, Jacob 33 OH cattle dealer $3000-$4000
White Breast Twp.
Pg.513, #135-136, DUNCAN, Warren 35 IL farm laborer $0-$200
                  Sarah 30 OH k.house
                  Marcellis (m) 12, Isadora (f) 10 IA
                  Dock (m) 3, Syras (m) 1 IA
                  (MAD: Warren S. Duncan, son of Warren S. Duncan b.TN and Catherine Newman b.KY, d. 4/6/1911; from death certificate from Marilyn Hansen 11/1984; wife Sarah Hayes per death certificate of son Charley Andrew Duncan, from Marilyn Hansen; Warren S. Duncan mar. Sarah A. Hayes 8/9/1857 Lucas Co. IA)


Hartford, Warren Co. IA Cemeteries (FHL film 873,923)
      DUNCAN (original cemetery)
      James, 2-14-1865 ae 61-7-8 (MAD: 1850 Morgan Co. IN census)
      Margaret (wife) 7-14-1801 to 4-28-1884, ae 82-9-16
      A.J. (Alvatus Jerome) 8-18-1821 to 12-12-1898
      Louisa J. Hendricks, wife, 3-7-1825 to 3-19-1999 (sic)
      J.H. (James Haney), Corp. Co. B 34 Ia Inf (Govt marker only)
      James H., son of J.H. & N.P., 1-31-1864 ae 1-1-10
      (Also Duncans in later addition to cemetery, born much later)
      (No Harris early)


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.
      Dunkin, James W., widow Dunkin, Sarah; B & D 34 Ia. Inf.; 1883 June 30, Invalid Appl. #488361, Cert. #465899, Kans.; 1915 Aug. 26, Widow Appl. #1052230, Cert. #801266, Cal. (MAD: Warren Co. IA)

HISTORIES before 1923

1879 "The History of Warren County, Iowa : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the northwest, history of Iowa, map of Warren County, constitution of the United States, constitution of the State of Iowa, miscellaneous matters, &c." pub. by Union Historical (FHL book 977.782 E7m and films 989,437 item 2 and 874,361 item 2)
      Pg.497: Cities & Towns. Hartford, in Richland Township. Baptist Church organized 9 April 1853 with following original members: Males: E.D. Taylor, A.J. Duncan, O.C. Hancock, James Duncan, Charles McKay, S.V.R. James, and J.H. Terwilegar. Females: Margaret Duncan, Louisa Jane Duncan, Susan Taylor, Margaret Hartman and Julia A. Hancock.
      Pg.397: 1861, First Board of Supervisors in Warren Co. ... A.J. Duncan. Board of Supervisors in 1863 ... A.J. Duncan.
      Pg.551: Warren Co. IA War Record:
            Pg.551: 34th Infantry, Co.B. Enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, became Co.C of 34th & 38th Consolidated Regiment. James H. Duncan, First Corporal, died at Burlington, Oct. 23, 1862.
            Pg.553: Co.C enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, unless otherwise stated. Privates: Duncan, Charles B. Privates: Duncan, Jonathan, discharged Mar. 28, 1863, for disability.
            Pg.555: Co.D, enlisted August 13, 1862, unless otherwise stated. Privates: Duncan, James W.
            Pg.559: 34th Infantry (consolidated with 38th): Co.B, Privates: Duncan, Charles B., from Co.C, mustered in Oct. 15, 1862. Duncan, Charles B. from Co.D, mustered in Oct. 15, 1862.
      Pg.643: Biographical Township Directory: Belmont Township. WILSON, J.N., farmer, Sec.24; P.O. Felix, born October 6, "1823" in Loudon County, Virginia; here he grew to manhood; came to Ohio in 1830, where he lived till 1854, when he came to this county and settled where he now lives; helped to organize the township; and voted at the first election; he and John Duncan gave the township its name; has held several township offices and been largely identified with the school interests of the town; when he came here there was but one house in sight, and only the one lone tree, which many of the old settlers will remember was cut down by one Hilton for firewood during a storm in which he was unable to get to the timber; Mr. Wilson gathered up in early times about 1,000 acres of land, which he has given to members of his family as they have grown up, only reserving for himself a competency during his old age; owns a fine farm of 200 acres; was married Oct. 9, 1830, to Miss Lydia E. Dunkin, a native of Virginia; have had nine children: John W., Moses H., Tamer L., Lydia V., Angelia, James M., Stephen, Mary E. and Joseph L.; Tamer L. and John W. are deceased. (MAD: from Belmont Co. OH)
      Pg.702: Richland Township. DUNCAN, A.J., farmer, Sec.21, P.O. Hartford; was born in Kentucky, August 18, 1821, and when about twelve years of age, his father removed to Owen County, Indiana, where he made his home in that, and Morgan County, till he came to his present home, on the 24th day of October, 1852; his first occupation was the mercantile business, in which he engaged the year he came to the county, and followed it for about six years, and since that time, has followed his present calling; he was married in Morgan County, Indiana, Sept. 4, 1854, to Miss Louisa Hendricks, of Kentucky, and by this union, they have one daughter: Martha Dora; during the war, he was clerk of the commissary department, under Captain Noble, and was stationed at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, for nine months, and returned home in March, 1865; he has been a member of the board of county supervisors, appointed first to fill vacancy, and after serving out the unexpired term, was elected to the office in 1863, and afterwards resigned to go to the war; he owns a finely improved farm of 104 acres, on which he has lived since 1865.

"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.424-425: M.H. WILSON, [one of the] pioneer settlers of Warren Co. IA, from 1855. Born August 27, 1833, in Belmont Co. OH, and was the second of nine children of J.N. and Lydia (Duncan) Wilson. The father was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, and died in Belmont Township, Warren County, Iowa, his remains being interred in the Quaker cemetery, ... His wife, who was also a native of Virginia, now sleeps by his side in the quiet cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They became residents of Belmont County, Ohio, in 1832, and in 1855 started Westward with a "prairie schooner" making the journey to Fairfield, Iowa, in four weeks. For a year they remained in Jefferson county, and then came to Warren county. They were accompanied by the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Duncan, who was then past the age of ninety years. She was long a member of the Society of Friends, but in her later years joined the Methodist Church, and was ever a consistent Christian woman. M.H. Wilson was a young man of 22 years when with the family he came to Iowa ... On the 2d of March, 1858, he married Miss Cecelia Gregg, a native of Belmont county, Ohio, and a daughter of Abner Gregg, who died in that county. Two children ...
      Pg.513: W.C. FLINN, one of Belmont township's earliest settlers, Warren county ... was born in Cass county, Illinois, January 20, 1830, a son of Josiah and Elizabeth (Smith) Flinn. They were the parents of four children - Nancy, widow of Andrew Bertram, who died in Jasper county, Iowa; Eveline Jane, deceased at the age of twenty-five years, was the wife of Jacob Schrader, who resides near Fort Scott, Kansas; W.C., the subject of this sketch; and Mary, deceased, was the wife of John Lang, a farmer of north-eastern Kansas. ... The father, Josiah Flinn, was born in North Carolina, and was there married. They afterward located in Cass county, Illinois, ... the father passed away there, and shortly afterward his widow married Joshua Adkins ... W.C. Flinn, the subject of this sketch, ... in the fall of 1855 he emigrated to Warren Co. Iowa ... January 10, 1851, he married Miss Mahala Joyce, a native of Kentucky and a daughter of Alexander Joyce. She accompanied her parents to Illinois when a child. Mr. and Mrs. Flinn have had ten children, namely: Josiah, of Lyons, Colorado; John, a farmer of Belmont township; William Henry, who has been an invalid for years, is at home; Mary, wife of Frank DeSandy, of Lyons, Colorado; Louisa, wife of James Johns, also of that city; Adeline, wife of Elisha Johns; Florence, wife of Cyrus Duncan, engaged in farming the home place; Charles, at home; Frank, deceased at the age of six months; and Amanda, who died at the age of 14 months. ...


"Duncan Genealogy" 10 pages, typed, no author or title page, 8-leaf manuscript donated by Mrs. Earle E. Gehrke, filmed 1978 (FHL film 1,036,770)
      First Generation: James Duncan, b. Aug. 6, 1803 KY; d. Feb. 14, 1863 Hartford, [Warren Co.] Iowa; m. ca 1820 prob. KY to Margaret Elizabeth Knox, b. Aug. 14, 1801 KY; d. Apr. 28, 1884, Hartford, Iowa; children: Alexander Jerome, Sarah Elizabeth, William, Margaret Jane, Matthew, James Harve, Maximillie, Mary. (MAD: mar. Gallatin Co. KY; probably son of William b. 1775 VA on 1850 Morgan Co. IN census)
      Second Generation: Alexander Jerome Duncan, b. Aug. 18, 1821 Pulaski Co. KY; d. Dec. 12, 1898, Hartford, Iowa; m. Sept. 4, 1845, Morgan Co. IN to Louisa Jane Hendricks, b. March 3, 1825 KY; d. Mar. 19, 1899, Hartford, Iowa, bur. Hartford Cem.; children: Martha Isadora (Dora).
            Sarah Elizabeth Duncan, b. Nov. 4, 1828 Gallatin Co. KY; d. Nov. 20, 1894 Hartford, Iowa; m. 17 Feb. 1848 Morgan Co. IN to George William Pyle, b. Oct. 10, 1824 Buckingham, VA; d. Nov. 20, 1894 Hartford, Iowa; both bur. Hartford Cem.; children: Amanda Jane, Alexander Jerome, Sarah Ellen (Sade), William Edwin, Mary Lorinda (Molly), Alvatas Alonzo (Lon), Lena Leota (Tode), Gracie Arabelle (Belle), Cora Annie, Ida Mae (Ide), Frank.
            William M. Duncan (Capt.), b. IN, d. 1880's Iowa; resided in Clark Co. Iowa after War, Captain in Civil War; m. in IN Mary Jane ----; children: James Morgan b. 9 Jan. 1854 Morgan Co. IN, m. Winnie E.---, d. 10 June 1927. (MAD: mar. Morgan Co. IN)
            Margaret Jane Duncan, b. May 5, 1836 Owen Co. IN; d. Dec. 27, 1916 Hartford, Iowa; m. April 27, 1858, Baptist Ch., Hartford, Iowa, to James Arville Dunagan, b. July 1, 1824 Bardstop, Nelson Co. KY; d. 12 July 1916 Polk Co. IA, bur. Hartford, Iowa; children: Marshall, Paris, Magenta, Clarence, Delmar, Fred.
            Matthew Duncan, b. Owen Co. IN; resided Warren Co. IA.
            James Harve Duncan, b. Owen Co. IN; d. Warren Co. IA; Corporal Iowa 34th Infantry Co. B.
            Maximille Duncan, b. Owen Co. IN.
            Mary Duncan, b. Owen Co. IN
      Third Generation: Martha Isadora Duncan (dau. of Alexander Jerome & Louisa Jane (Hendricks) Duncan), b. Sept. 16, 1855, Warren Co. Iowa; d. April 12, 1935, Hartford, Iowa, bur. Hartford Cem.; m. Nov. 18, 1879, Baptist Church, Hartford, Iowa, Edward Rufus Guthrie ...
            James Morgan Duncan (son of William M. and Mary Jane ---- Duncan), b. Jan. 9, 1854, Morgan Co. IN, d. June 10, 1927, Iowa, resided Indiana and Clark Co. Iowa; m. Minnie E. ----; children (not copied)
      Fourth Generation: (not copied here)
      Fifth Generation: (not copied here)
            (MAD: See 1840 Lawrence Co. IN census; see 1850 Morgan Co. IN census)


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