Duncans in Logan Co. IL


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1839 from Sangamon


1840-1850 Logan Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Logan Co. IL Census
Lincoln Precinct
Pg.61, #488-"276"(476), Frank DUNCAN 27 IL (blank) $0-$0
                  Sarah J. 25 IL
                  Geo. 5, Mary 2 IL
                  (MAD: said to be James Francis Duncan)
Pg.64-5, #511-499, J.F. DUNCAN (m) 43 IN farmer $0-$400
                  Rosilla 44 IN
                  Sarah 19, Elizabeth 18, Emeline 16 IN
                  Greenbury 17 IN
                  Zachariah DUNCAN 13 IL
                  Thos. 9, Marietta (f) 6, Melinda 5 IL
                  Madeline 3, Morgan W. 1 IL
                  James JONES 20 IL farm hand
                  (MAD: James Floyd Duncan, 1850 Jefferson Co. IL census from Gibson Co. IN)
      (MAD: next household numbered #512-500)

1870 Logan Co. IL Census
Mt.Pulaski Twp.
Pg.90, #26-26, DUNCAN, John D. 50 OH laborer $200-$300
                  Tobitha 45 OH keeps house
                  Mary E. 18 OH
                  William 15, Thomas 10 IL
                  Joseph 8, Tobitha 4 IL
                  HAWKS, Eunice (f) 24 OH
                  Ralph 4, Anna 8/12 b.Oct. IL
                  (MAD: 1850 Jackson Co. OH census; mar. Tobitha Hunt 9/1/1842 Jackson Co. OH)
East Lincoln Twp.
Pg.153, #174-174, LUCH, David 42 PA boot & Shoe maker $0-$400
                  Hellen 30 SCT keeps house
                  May 6 IA at home, parents of foreign birth
                  WOLF, Jacob 20 GER clerk clothing store $0-$0, mother of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Amy 40 KY keeps house, parents of foreign birth
                  (MAD: parents birthplaces as marked)
Oran Twp.
Pg.208, #57-57, DUNCAN, Rosella 56 IL housekeeper $3000-$400
                  Thomas 19 IN farmer $0-$0
                  Marietta 17 IL at home
                  SHIELD, Andrew 30 NY teaching school $1200-$300
Pg.209, #57-57, DUNCAN, Melinda 15 IL at home
                  Malilda 18 IL at home
                  Morgan (m) 11 IL at home
                  Lydia 7 IL at home
                  (MAD: Malilda was Madeline 3 IL in 1860)
Pg.209, #58-58, DUNCAN, Zechariah 23 IL farmer $0-$300
                  Anna 18 IL keeping house
                  James 1 IL at home
                  (MAD: Zachariah Duncan mar. Sarah Ann Killebrew 10/27/1868)
Pg.212, #112-112, ESTES, Wm. 35 IN farmer $6400-$750
                  Delphia (f) 34 IL housekeeper
                  Nancy 15 IL at home
                  BAN, Wm. A. 13 IL at home
                  ESTES, Geo. W. 13, Lavinia 11 IL at home
                  James 9, Olive (f) 7 IL at home
                  Charles 4, Elliott (m) 1 IL at home
                  DUNCAN, Thomas 30 IL works on farm
                  (MAD: ?? 1850-1860 Clinton Co. IL census)
Pg.213, #121-121, DUNCAN, Geo. W. 26 IN farming $0-$350
                  Kezial (f) 23 IN keeping house
                  William 9, Rachel 7 IN at home
                  (MAD: one George M. Duncan mar. Rose Sheredon 3/1/1859; one G.W. Duncan mar. Kisia Jones 12/22/1868 DeWitt Co. IL)
Pg.214, #139-139, DUNCAN, Green F. (m) 26 MO farmer $0-$250
                  Martha 25 MO keeping house
                  Isaac 6/12 MO b.Dec. at home
                  James 24 MO works on farm
                  SUMPTER, Wm. D. 19 MO works on farm
W. Lincoln Twp.
Pg.265, #94-97, REEVES, D.B. (m) 59 NJ keeper of poor farm
                  and family
Pg.265, Paupers, (several)
                  FOLLIS, Wm. 45 OH pauper
                  Mary 40 OH pauper
                  Clinton 7, Ida 5 IL paupers
                  DUNCAN, John 91 OH pauper
                  CLAYTON, John 75 OH pauper
                  CONNELLY, Mike 65 IRE pauper, parents of foreign birth
                  (and 8 more paupers)
                  (MAD: 1850 Jackson Co. OH ??)
Pg.265, #95-98, (continues with another family)


Jefferson Co. IL Deeds (FHL film 1,003,261)
      H-324: 1 Jan. 1856, J.F. Duncan and wife Rosila of Logan Co. IL to Henry Williams and Joseph Williams of Jefferson Co. IL, $100, NW 1/4 NE 1/2 Sec. 26, T4S, R3E. Wit. C.H. Goodrich.
      H-779: 12 Sept. 1856, James F. Duncan and wife Rosila of Logan Co. IL to Wiley Prigmore? of Jefferson Co. IL, $100, part of SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 22, T4S, R3E, north of Lot 1 in town of Spring Garden.


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, Green B., widow Duncan, Tabitha L.; E 106 Ill. Inf.; 1891 Dec. 18, Invalid Appl. #1079178, Cert. #792417, Nebr.; 1899 May 31, Widow Appl. #699287, Cert. #525590, Nebr. (MAD: Logan Co. IL; 1870 Otoe Co. NE)
      Duncan, James F., widow Duncan, Sarah J.; K 106 Ill. Inf.; 1881 May 16, Invalid Appl. #421243, Cert. #287970, Iowa; 1885 Dec. 24, Widow Appl. #333860, Cert. #294906, Nebr. (MAD: b. Williamson Co. IL, mar. Logan Co. IL & 1860 census, d. Saunders Co. NE; see Menard Co. IL; 1880 Mills Co. IA)
      Duncan, Leonard; D 8 & A 144 Ill. Inf.; 1887 Dec. 31, Invalid Appl. #634126, Cert. #597441, MO. (MAD: 1850, 1870-1880 Jackson Co. IL; or see Logan or Pike Co. IL)

HISTORIES before 1923

1878 "History of Logan County, Illinois : its past and present : 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, portraits of its early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, history of the Northwest, history of Illinois, Constitution of the United States, map of Logan County, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Donnelley, Loyd & Co. (LH8172, HeritageQuest images 2/2007, 4/2007, & 5/2007; FHL book 977.357 H2hL and film 459,635 item 1 and 501,175 and 935,000 item 1)
      Pg.390: East Lincoln Township. MUSICK, John, farmer, Sec.20, P.O. Lincoln; rep; Chris; born in Indiana March 10, 1807; came to Logan Co. Dec. 6, 1825; married March 18, 1830 to Mary Johnson who was born in Indiana, Oct. 29, 1813; had fifteen children, lost five; living: Levi J., Sarah Jane, now Mrs. F. Duncan; William H., John Thomas, Jesse Sylvester, Leah Anna, now Mrs. J. Gallagher; Jonathan, Elizabeth, now Mrs. P. Staats; Ephraim, and Mary, now Mrs. T. Denny; owns 600 acres, value $50,000.
      Pg.411: Mt.Pulaski Township. Duncan, James, farmer, Sec.5; P.O. Mt. Pulaski; rep; liberal; from Ohio
            Duncan, William, farmer, Sec.31; P.O. Mt.Pulaski; rep; liberal; from Illinois
      Pg.429: Atlanta Township. Duncan, James, farmer, Sec.31; P.O. Atlanta; rep.
      Pg.520: Oran Township. Duncan, Thomas, farmer, Sec.8; P.O. Atlanta; dem; born Illinois
            Duncan, Zach, farmer, Sec.6; P.O. Atlanta; dem; born Illinois

1886 "History of Logan County, Illinois : together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens : also a condensed history of Illinois, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, Indian wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history." by W.D. Wyatt; pub. Chicago: Inter-state Pub. Co. (LH5458, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 935,000 item 2)
      Pg.503-504: City of Lincoln; JOHN MUSICK, one of the oldest pioneers of East Lincoln Township, was born in Wolford County, Kentucky, March 10, 1807, the youngest son of Jesse and Hannah Musick, natives of Virginia, the mother being of German descent. They were married about 1802, and in March, 1807, moved to Gibson County, Indiana. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and received a wound at the battle of Tippecanoe, which shortly afterward resulted in his death, and a few years later his widow married again; John Musick received a limited education in the schools of Gibson County. From thirteen to eighteen years of age he lived with his brother-in-law John Forbis, when, in 1825, he came to Logn County, Illinois, and farmed in what is now West Lincoln Township. March 18, 1830, he was married to Mary Johnson, born in Clark County, Indiana, October 29, 1831, a daughter of Levi and Barbara (Kline) Johnson, her father a native of Pennsylvania, and her mother born in North Carolina, of German ancestry. Of the eighteen children born to them ten are living -- Levi J., of Kansas; Sarah Jane, wife of Frank Duncan, of Nebraska; William H., of Kansas; Mary, wife of T.H. Denney, of Dakota; Leanna, wife of J.H. Gallagher, of East Lincoln; John T. and Jessie S., of East Lincoln; Jonathan, also of East Lincoln; Permelia E., wife of J.P. Staatk (MAD: as spelled), of Piatt County, Illinois; Ephraim, of East Lincoln. After his marriage he lived one year with his father-in-law who gave him 160 acres of land in what is now West Lincoln, where he located, ... residing there till 1855, a period of twenty-four years. He then sold his farm and bought 560 acres near Lincoln, ... He still resides at his homestead, but being in feeble health he rents his land to his sons. He and his wife and three of their children are members of the Christian church at Lincoln. In politics he is a Republican. During the Black Hawk war he served as a private. He has eighty grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
      Pg.822: Oran Township ... 1876, County officials ... Constables, Zachariah Duncan ...

1876 "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois : centennial record" by John Carroll Power, pub. Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson & Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book; FHL book 977.356 D3p and film 1,000,513 item 4; also from Carolyn Jensen, Sue Monaghan, Donald Neal Duncan)
      Pg.179: Zebulon G. CANTRALL, b. 29 June 1773 in Botetourt Co. VA, m. 31 Aug. 1797 in Bath Co. KY to Sarah McCallum. Of their 14 children, Eliza, born 4 July 1816 in Clark Co. OH, married 5 Oct 1834 to Jeremiah Duncan. Eliza died 29 Jan. 1854, leaving 7 children: Mary L.; Helen A., b. 1840 in Logan county [MAD: IL], m. to George Whiteman, resided at Waynesville [DeWitt Co.], IL; Amy L. married Mr. Condell, and he died; William W. married Roxanna Cushman and had two children; Rebecca S. married Mortimer Sampson, had one child and lived in Waynesville; Jeremiah P. lived in Waynesville. (SM Note: No data on 7th child.)

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.984: Pottawatomie Co., Pottawatomie Twp. GEORGE W. DUNCAN, farmer, P.O. Pleasant Run, was born in Vanderburgh County, Ind., September 23, 1843. In 1863 he moved to Logan County, Ill., where he was engaged in farming until 1871, when he came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Pottawatomie County. He is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He has been prominent in the politics of the county, and has been urged by his friends for the office of Sheriff. He was a delegate to the State Convention -- Republican party -- in 1882, and voted for St. John and McCabe. He belongs to the S. of T. Was married December 22, 1868, in DeWitt County, Ill., to Miss Keziah Jones. They have three children -- Charles W., Eldestan and Howard P.


"Bible and Family Records, Vol.43, by CA DAR, 1979-1980 (SUTRO book E202.5 C15 V5 v.43, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      Pg.116-7: DUNCAN FAMILY BIBLE. MAD: This is the Bible of Green B. Duncan, b. 5/19/1842 Gibson Co. IN, married Tabitha L. Ewing 8/29/1866 Champaign Co. IL, and gives their children, who were born in 1867 in Otoe Co. NE, and in 1875 in Atchison Co. MO. From other information, he was in 1850 Jefferson Co. IL census, son of James Floyd Duncan and Rosilia Lucas from Gibson Co. IN; 1860 Logan Co. IL census.


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