Duncans in Winneshiek Co. IA


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

Last revised August 21, 2007

Formed 1847 from Indian Lands


1850 Winneshiek Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Winneshiek Co. IA Census
Pg.664, #268-67, Jeremiah T. ATKINS 48 MA farmer $1754-$16,000
                  Eunice A. 41 NY
                  Jay C. 14, Harriet E. 11 IN
                  Amelia H. 7, Almira C. 4 IA
                  Chas. H. HAWES 20 CT farm laborer $960-$0
                  Christopher CANADA 34 NY farm laborer
                  Ann CLEVERLY 18 ENG serving
                  Caroline DANCUN 40 OH serving
Springfield Twp.
Pg.679, #362-4, Abner DeCOW 32 CANADA WEST farmer $2000-$850
                  Sarah 22 OH
                  Geo. 5, Charity C. 3 IA
                  John DUNCAN 14 OH
                  Shannon DUNCAN (m) 22 OH farm laborer $0-$300

1870 Winneshiek Co. IA Census
Pg.145, #22-22, HILL, Wm. 44 OH farmer $3000-$800
                  Mary F. 29 OH keeping house
                  Mark 8, Jack 7 MN ("Minnesota")
                  Fred 3 IA
                  DUNCAN, Jacob 20 OH farm laborer $0-$525
                  ANDERSON, Julia 14 NORWAY domestic servant, parents of foreign birth

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Labette County, Kansas, and representative citizens" by Nelson Case; pub. Chicago, Ill.: Biographical Pub. Co., 1901, 823 pgs. (LH12657, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 978.196 H2ca and film 1,036,205 item 2)
      Pg.535-536: MRS. SARAH (DUNCAN) DeCOW, widow of Abner DeCow, is one of the earliest settlers of Labette county, Kansas. She is also one of the most highly esteemed residents of the town of Bartlett, where she built the third house erected.
            Abner DeCow was born in Canada, November 12, 1826, and was a farmer by occupation, being one of the very first settlers of Labette county. He took up a claim in Hackberry township, built a cabin 16 by 18 feet in size, and lived there until his death, in 1870. He is still remembered by the oldest residents of the county as a man of high principles and an honor to the community.
            Mrs. DeCow was born in Newcastle, Ohio, in 1837, and is a daughter of Alexander Duncan, who was born in Virginia and followed farming. He married Sarah Lepley, who was born in Pennsylvania, and of the 14 children born to them, the following are now living: Kate; Samuel; Sarah; Frances; Shannon; Alice; Amanda; Cleora; M. Jackson; and John. Sarah Duncan lived in her native county until she was sixteen years old, and then moved with her parents to Winneshiek county, Iowa, where she was married. She accompanied her husband to Labette county, Kansas, in 1867, and located in Hackberry township. After the death of her husband she moved to Bartlett, where she built the third house in the town, and for eight years conducted a restaurant. She built her present home in 1895, -- an eight-room, frame house of comfortable size. ... She and her husband became parents of seven children, as follows: George; Charity; Shannon; Maggie; Oliver; Frank; and Mabel, deceased. (MAD: Newcastle, Coshocton Co. OH)


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