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Duncans in Moultrie Co. IL

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

Last revised May 18, 2012

MOULTRIE CO. IL
Formed 1843 from Shelby, Macon
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Moultrie Co. IL Census
Taken 8/15/1850
Pg.371, #126, Susan DUNCAN 53 PA (blank) $1600
                  Young M. 19 IN farmer
                  Hercules Y. 14, Amos Y. 12 IN
                  (MAD: widow of Samuel Duncan of 1840 Fountain Co. IN census; Samuel Duncan mar. Susannah Young 5/4/1820 Adams Co. OH)
Pg.372, #125, John DUNCAN 22 OH farmer $200
                  Minerva 22 IN
                  David H. 1/12 IL
                  (MAD: John Y. Duncan mar. Manerva Lee Harris 7/22/1849 Shelby Co. IL; one John Y. Duncan mar. Sarah Ann T. Cain 12/23/1855 Shelby Co. IL)
Taken 8/20/1850
Pg.376, #202, Wm. DUNCAN 25 IN (blank)
                  Charlotte 24 IN
                  Minerva 1, Malissa 1/12 IL
                  Charlotte (f) 50 Unknown
                  Obediah 16, Minerva 13, Elias 6 IN
                  (MAD: "Charles" (m) 63 VA in 1860 Daviess Co. MO census; William S. Duncan, son of Eli Duncan, mar. Charlotte Elsberry 12/1/1847 Edgar Co. IL; one John Dunkin mar. Charlotte Elsburry 7/14/1830 Owen Co. IN; one William Duncan mar. Charlotte McCurdy 6/28/1829 Dearborn Co. IN; William S. Duncan & Charlotte & family in 1870 Sullivan Co. IN census)
 

1860 Moultrie Co. IL Census
Twp.13 Range 5E
Pg.3, #21-21, William J. DUNCAN 28 OH stone cutter $0-$300
                  Elizabeth 27 OH
                  Martha A. 8 OH
                  Mary A. 6, Emma J. 3 IN
                  John E. 4/12 IL
Twp.10N Range 5
Pg.10, #75-75, Young DUNCAN 29 IN farmer $900-$400
                  Mary 25 OH
                  Laura 3 IL
Twp. Fract. 12 Range 5E, P.O. Whitley
Pg.58, #411-410, Joseph BAKER 31 IL farmer $7900-$2000
                  Nancy 28 IN
                  William A. 7, John H. 6 IL
                  Sarah E. 10/12 IL
                  William KEARNEY 11 IL stepson
                  Thomas 9, Amos T. 7 IL stepsons
                  Hercales Y. DUNCAN 23 IN school teacher $3000-$400
                  Sarah M. DRAKE 17 IL domestic
                  (MAD: Hercules Y. Dunkin mar. Mary Emaline Baker 9/3/1863 Shelby Co. IL; Nancy Duncan mar. H.C. Carney 6/27/1847, mar. 2nd Joseph Baker)
Town of Livingston
Pg.63, #437-436, Robert E. KENT 27 VA wagon maker $650-$100
                  Mariah 23 OH
                  Rosaltha 6, John M. 4 OH
                  Martha J. 1 IL
                  James DUNCAN 26 SCT wagon maker
Twp.14 R4E, P.O. Sullivan
Pg.104, #722-723, Rachael MAJORS 46 TN widow $800-$500
                  Lavina (f) 22 IL assistant
                  Mahalda 19, Charles 14, Ira F. 9, James 4 IL
                  Ira F. BURKETT 4 IL
                  (MAD: Wright Majors mar. Athurst R. Duncan and Benjamin Williams mar. Elizabeth C. Duncan both 12/14/1829 White Co. IL; 1850 Owen Co. IN census; Rachel A., widow of Wright Magers, bur. in Yarnell Cemetery; her parents probably Isaiah Duncan and Hannah Barrett from Newberry Co. SC, 1830 White Co. IL, 1840-1850 Clay Co. IN)
Twp.12 Range 6E
Pg.123, #852-852, George DUNCAN 40 KY farmer $1000-$300
                  Cidney (f) 42 KY
                  George TAYLOR 7 KY
                  (MAD: George Duncan mar. Sidda/Lidda/Leddy Taylor 9/23/1835 Bourbon Co. KY, son of Roger Duncan d.1840; 1850 Kenton Co. KY; 1870-1880 Pettis Co. MO)
 

1870 Moultrie Co. IL Census
Town of E. Nelson
Pg.17, #69-67, DUNCAN, Elizabeth 44 IL keeping house $0-$150
                  Harvey 8 IL
                  William H. 5 IL
                  Ellen 15 IL (white) domestic servt.
Pg.22, #141-136, GILLMORE, James 30 TN farmer $0-$400
                  Paulina 25 KY keeping house
                  DUNCAN, George 9 IL
Town of Sullivan
Pg.94, #122-127, DUNCAN, James R. 35 SCT artist $2500-$700, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary S. 28 NJ house keeper
                  John A. 1 IL, father of foreign birth
                  DUNSCOMB, Elizabeth 18 OH student $0-$375
Pg.94, #133-138, MEEKER, Jonathan 37 OH lawyer $5500-$1000
                  Nancy 33 IN house keeper $1000
                  Gurty (f) 8, Eva 6, Carolina 3, Richard 1 IL
                  DUNCAN, Martha 23 OH (white) domestic servt.
                  TRABUE, Emanuel 21 IL works on farm
                  MILLER, George 24 IL works on farm
                  PARKER, Aaron 24 IL works on farm
Pg.95, #136-141, BANKS, Chilton (m) 57 IN dry goods merchant $3000-$5000
                  Elizabeth 57 KY house keeper, father of foreign birth
                  Peter 17 IN works on farm
                  DUNCAN, Anna 16 OH domestic servt.
                  LITTLE, Andrew 18 IL works on farm
                  LINDER, Washington 36 IN clerk in store
                  Elizabeth 13, Sarah 11, James 9 IN
Pg.103, #265-270, DUNCAN, W. (m) 35 OH (white) general laborer $0-$10
                  Eliza 28 OH keeping house
                  James 9 IN chore boy
                  Rachel 6 IN
Pg.104, #290-295, CARTER, Thomas H. 42 IN farmer $2400-$800
                  Mary A. 38 IL keeping house
                  Mary J. 17 IL school teacher
                  Louisa M. 12, Harriet 10 IL
                  Lucy 8, Clara 9 IL (MAD: ages as given)
                  DUNCAN, Henry J. 18 IL (white) general laborer $0-$100
Pg.104-105, #291-296, HILSABECK, James H. 30 IL farmer $4800-$1500
                  Mary E. 27 IL keeping house
                  Mary E. 10, Charlie 9, Martha 8 IL
                  William 5 IL
                  DUNCAN, Harvey 21 IL works on farm $0-$100
                  GADDIS, David 21 IL works on farm
Pg.106, #305-310, WEEKS, James 58 TN farmer $8400-$2000
                  Anna F. 40 KY keeping house
                  William F. 28 IL farmer $0-$200
                  Anna B. 4 IL
                  KIMSEY, Jane 16 IL domestic servant
                  John 21 IL farm hand
                  DUNCAN, Jas. 16 IL farm hand
                  MIZE, Louisa 21 IA school Miss. $0-$200
Pg.110, #373-378, DUNCAN, Hercules 35 IL farmer $3600-$1000
                  Elizabeth 22 IL keeping house
                  Mary A. 6, Nancy J. 4, Sarah A. 1 IL
                  HOPKINS, Michael 25 IL farm hand $0-$100

1880 Moultrie Co. IL Census (from Lawrence E. Duncan 12/1984)
Sullivan Twp, Sullivan, IL
Pg.454D, #768-128, John DUNCAN 38 IN VA VA farmer
                  Clementine 26 IN IN IN wife
                  William 18, Frank (Peter) 16 IN IN IN (sons)
                  Olive 14 MO IN IN (dau)
                  Arthur RENO 3 IN IN IN (step son)
                  (MAD: Indexed on CD as John Duncan 39 IN VT VT; Auther PENCE 3 IN IN IN step son)
                  (MAD: John J. Duncan mar. Maria J. Pope 12/11/1860 Hancock Co. IN; 1870 Ralls Co. MO census, wife Jane; John J. Duncan mar. Clementine Bozell Pence 5/2/1880)
 

LAND RECORDS

Moultrie Co. IL Deed Index 1849-1935 (grantor FHL film 1,313,216, grantee FHL film 1,313,217; SLC 1992)
      C-77: John Y. Dunkin and Manerva his wife to Susanna Dunkin, $300, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 34 T13N R5E and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 T12 R5E, 24 Sept. 1849.
      E-465: John H. Duncan to Joseph Clark, deed, $230, W 1/2 SE 1/4 & E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 T12 R5, 6 April 1853.
      E-536: Nathan & Nancy D. Baugher to Young M. Dunkin, deed, $526, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.3 T12 R5, 9 July 1855.
      G-42: Young M. Dunkin to James W. Lovings, deed, $800, end W 1/2 E 1/2 NW 1/4 and SW 1/4 NW 1/4 & 20 acres off S. Sec.3 T12 R5, 8 Jan. 1856 (also I-150, I-265 (undivided 5/6), K-429, K-442 (und. 1/6), I-509 (und. 1/2), K-472 to various).
      G-133: Young M. Duncan to John H. Siler, deed, $125, W 1/2 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.33 T13 R5, 13 June 1856.
      K-79: Harkless Y. Duncan to Joseph Clark, deed, $80, W 1/2 SE 1/4 & E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.34 T13 R5 and Sec.6 T12 R5, 3 Feb. 1857.
      K-81: John Y. Dunkin to Joseph Clark, quit claim, $80, Pt. W 1/2 SE 1/4 & E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.34 T13 and Sec.6 T12 R5, 14 Feb. 1856.
      K-265: Wm. & Sarah Ellis to Young M. Dunkin, deed, $880, Pt. S.side S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.33 T13 R5, 4 Feb. 1859.
      K-304: John Y. and Manervy L. Dunkin to Joseph Clark, deed, $167.50, E 1/2 E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.3 T12 R5, 6 Feb. 1850.
      S-92: John & Emsley Waggoner to Robert Duncan, quit claim, $60, N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.5 T12N R6E, 15 July 1837.
      S-138: Robert and Nancy Duncan to Joseph Hendricks, quit claim, $100, E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.10 T12N R6E, 25 Sept. 1837.
      S-151: Robert and Nancy Duncan to William Petty, deed, $800.33, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.5 and N 1/2 E 1/2 NE 1/4 and SW 1/4 NE 1/4 &c, Sec.8 T12 R6, 10 Oct. 1837.
      S-260: Joseph M. Duncan to William Lunn, deed, $300, town lots 3, 4 and 5 in Block 2, 2 Sept. 1839.
      S-260, 300, 301, 343, 344, 354; and S2-4, 12, 79: Joseph M. Duncan (some are P/A) to John S. Gordon and various; deeds E. Nelson town, not copied.
      S-262: James and Sarah Poor to Joseph M. Duncan, deed, $20, town lot 6 in block 6, 10 June 1839.
      S-262, 264, 282, 270, 272, 277, 302, 374: James & Sarah Poor and Isaac & Mary Walker deeds to Joseph M. Duncan, Town of E. Nelson & Sec.20 & 21 T13 R6, 1839 and 1840 (not copied).
      S-267, 269, 279, 280: George & Louisa Monson and James & Sarah Poor to George W. Duncan, deed, $40 and $100, lots in Town of East Nelson, 1839.
      S-275: James & Sarah Poor to James J. Duncan, deed, $200, Lot 5-6 and lot 3-4 in Sec. 1, town of East Nelson, 3 Dec. 1839.
      S-354: Joseph M. Duncan, Attorney for James J. Duncan, to John M. Easton, deed, $150, lots in East Nelson, lots 4 & 5 in Block 1 and Lots 1, 2, 7 and 8 in Block 2, 17 Dec. 1840.
      S-372: James J. Duncan to Joseph M. Duncan, power of attorney, 3 Jan. 1840.
      S-373: George W. Duncan to Joseph M. Duncan, power of attorney, 3 Jan. 1840. (MAD: deeds of Joseph M. Duncan selling land as attorney for George W. Duncan not copied.)
      S-406: James J. Duncan by attorney Joseph M. Duncan to John S. Gordon, deed, $40, East Nelson, see rec., Sec. 1 & 8, T7, 27 March 1841. (MAD: looked at, not copied)
      S-409: James J. Duncan by attorney Joseph M. Duncan to Charles H. Morton, deed, $110, East Nelson lots, 24 April 1841.
      S2-30: Philip and Lidia Ann Vadakin to Matthew Duncan, deed, $84, lot #4 Block 11, E. Nelson, 9 March 1840.
      S2-35: Francis and Nancy C. Inman to Matthew Duncan, deed, $80, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.2 T13N R4E, 8 Aug. 1838.
      S2-88: Elijah and Hester Funk to Joshua Duncan Sr., deed, $600, SE 1/4 Sec.3 T13N R5#, and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.21 T13N R5E, 21 Oct. 1840.
      S2-113: Matthew Duncan to William Nudge, deed, $265, Lot in Block 11, E. Nelson, 23 July 1842.
      1-128: Joseph L. Hale to George Duncan, deed, $1500, undivided 1/2 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 & und. 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.13 T12 R6, 28 Nov. 1864.
      1-428: H.T. & Eliza Duncan to Jonathan Patterson, deed, $950, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.26 T13 R5, 20 Feb. 1865.
      1-75: Henry T. and Eliza Duncan to Joseph Baker, deed, $1733, NW 1/4 Sec.2 T12 R5, 1 Dec. 1857 (and deed 1-56 to John West, 1-413 to N.P. Wamack, etc.).
      1-76: H.T. & Eliza Duncan to Joseph Baker, deed, $160, W 1/2 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.35 T13 R5, 16 Feb. 1863.
      2-1: Young M. and Mary Dunkin to Joseph Baker, deed, $140, E 1/2 E 1/2 NW 1/4 & NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.3 T12 and Undivided 1/8 pt. W 1/2 NE 1/4 & SW 1/4 Sec. 32 T13 R5, 11 May 1864.
      2-464: George & Sidda Duncan to Mary Jane Taylor, deed, $500, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 & SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.3 and und. 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.13, T12 R6, 12 June 1865.
      4-382: Isaac & Harriet Munson to John Duncan, deed, $180, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.4 T12 R6, 29 Nov. 1864.
      5-225: John A. & Mary Freeland to James R. Duncan, deed, $200, Pt. SE 1/4 & see record, Sec.2 T13 R5, 16 April 1866.
      5-530: John Duncan to John Bolin, deed, $1000, S 1/2 SW 1/4 & 6 acres E. side Sec.33 T14 R6, 18 Dec. 1868.
      6-81: George & Sidda Duncan to Joel S. Stephen, deed, $2250, N 1/2 Und. 1/2 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 & S 1/2 Sec.3 T12 R6 see record, 23 June 1869.
      6-151: William and Elizabeth Dunkin to Asa W. Chipps, deed, $300, E 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.13 T13 R5, 29 Nov. 1867.
      7-85: Henry & Sarah Jane Long to H.Y. and Mary Emeline Dunkin, deed, undivided 2/12 pt. SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.29 T13 R5, 2 Feb. 1869.
      7-228: USA to Henry Timberlake Duncan, certificate, E 1/2 SW 1/4 and SE 1/4 & see record, Sec.26 T13 R5, 10 Aug. 1838, recorded 8 Jan. 1870.
      7-396: USA to Robert Duncan, patent, E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.10 T12 R6, 1 Oct. 1833; recorded 4 Jan. 1871.
      7-401: Robert and Nancy Duncan to Joseph Hendricks, quit claim, $100, E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.10 T12 R6, 25 Sept. 1837, recorded 4 Jan. 1871.
      9-54, 3-635, 9-104: Hardin K. Davis & others to Samuel R. Duncan, deed & quit claim, W 1/2 SE 1/4 & NE 1/4 Sec.1 T14 R6, 5 Aug. 1871.
      13-311: John and Elvira Kate Duncan to Alfred N. Sayser, deed, $1000, Sec.3-412 Camfield RR Sullivan Co. Sullivan pt. Sec. 7-8, 28 Oct. 1875.
      17-258: E. Kate Duncan, Lily Duncan, et al, to Mary S. Duncan, quit claim, $1000, Titus addition Sullivan all, T10, 28 Jan. 1878.
      36-210: James W. & Lydia Lovins, to Young M. Dunkin, deed, $800, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.33 T13 R5, 17 Jan. 1856, rec. 17 May 1893.
      77-139: USA to Robert Duncan, patent, copy, E 1/2 NE 1/4 (80a) Sec.8 T12 R6, 10 Aug. 1838, rec. 6 Sept. 1924.
      Quit
 

Moultrie Co. IL Deeds (Index 1849-1935 grantor FHL film 1,313,216, grantee FHL film 1,313,217; SLC 1992 and 2009 and 9/10/2010; not all deeds copied)
      C-77: 24 Sept. 1849, John Y. Dunkin and Manerva his wife to Susanna Dunkin, $300, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 34 T13N R5E and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 T12 R5E. (FHL film 1,313,219; SLC 1992)
      E-465: 6 April 1853, John J. Dunkin to Joseph Clark, for $230, real estate in Moultrie Co. and Shelby Co. IL, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.13N Range 5E and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.12N Range 5E. /s/ J.J. Dunkin, Ann Dunkin. Ack. in Fountain Co. IN. Anna Dunkin released her interest. Filed June 4, 1855, recorded Aug. 16, 1855. (FHL film 1,313,220, SLC 2009; indexed John H. Duncan)
      E-536: 9 July 1855, Nathan (X) Baugher and wife Nancy D. to Young M. Dunkin, for $526, land in Moultrie Co. IL, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.12N Range 5E, 39 acres. Ack. 9 July 1855, Moultrie Co. IL. (FHL film 1,313,220)
      G-42: 8 Jan. 1856, Young M. Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to James W. Lovings of Shelby Co. IL, for $800, the SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.3 and 20 acres off South end W 1/2 E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.3, all Twp.12 Range 5E. Ack. Moultrie Co. IL. (FHL film 1,313,220; SLC 2009)
      G-133: 13 June 1856, Young M. Duncan of Moultrie Co. IL to John H. Siler of same, for $1,125, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.33 Twp.13N Range 5E, 80 acres, and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.33 Twp.13 Range 5E, 40 acres. Wit. Wm. B. Poxter, NP, Moultrie Co. (FHL film 1,313,220; SLC 2009)
      I-150: 3 March 1858, Young M. Dunkin and wife Mary Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to James Wiley Levins of Shelby Co. IL, for $166.66-2/3, the undivided five sixths parts of 10 acres off west side of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.3, Twp.12N R5E of 3rd Principal Meridian. Wit. Arnold Thomason, Clerk of Circuit Court. Reg. 3 March 1858. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 9/10/2010)
      I-265: 18 Jan. 1859, Young M. Dunkin and wife Mary Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to Benjamin Kimsey of same, for $482, undivided 5/6 parts of 29 and 56/100 acres off south end NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.3 Twp.12N R5E or 3rd Meridian. No wit. Appeared before Wm. Davis, J.P., 29 Jan. 1859. Rec. 4 Feb. 1859. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 9/10/2010)
      I-509: 7 Dec. 1860, Young M. Dunkin and wife Mary Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to Luster Pasco of same, for $150, undivided 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.13N R5E. Wit. Arnold Thomason, Clerk of Circuit Court. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 9/10/2010)
      K-79: 3 Feb. 1857, Hercules Y. Dunkin (body of deed: Harkless Duncan) to Joseph Clark, for $80, land in Moultrie Co. IL, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.13N Range 5E, and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.12N Range 5E in Shelby Co. IL. Ack. Moultrie Co. IL. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 2009)
      K-80: 26 Jan. 1856, Nancy Carney and Young M. Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to Joseph Clark of Moultrie Co. IL, for $160, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.13N Range 5E, and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.12N Range 5E in Shelby Co. IL. Ack. Moultrie Co. IL. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 2009)
      K-81: 14 Feb. 1856, John Y. Dunkin and wife Sarah T. (X) Dunkin, to Joseph Clark, all Moultrie Co. IL, for $80, undivided 1/6 part W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.13N Range 5E, and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.12N Range 5E in Shelby Co. IL. Ack. Moultrie Co. IL. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 2009)
      K-265: 12 Jan. 1859, Wm. Ellis and wife Sarah (X) to Young M. Dunkin, for $880, 44 acres off south side S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.33 Twp.13N Range 5E. Rec. 4 Feb. 1859. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 2009)
      K-304: 6 Feb. 1850, John Y. Dunkin and Manervy L. Dunkin (/s/ Manerva L. Dunkin) of Moultrie Co. IL to John Clark of Fountain Co. IN, for $167.50, E 1/2 E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.12N Range 5E, 40 acres, to be divided north and south, in Moultrie Co. IL. Ack. Moultrie Co. IL 6 Feb. 1850. Filed March 28, 1859. (MAD: indexed Joseph Clark; FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 2009)
      K-305: 5 Feb. 1850, Henry C. Carney and wife Nancy of Moultrie Co. IL to John Clark of Fountain Co. IL, for $132.50, W 1/2 W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.12N Range 5E, to be divided N & S, 40 acres. Ack. Moultrie Co. IL, filed March 28, 1859. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 2009)
      K-429: 28 Sept. 1859, Young M. Dunkin and wife Mary Dunkin for $660 have sold to William Ellis land in Moultrie Co. IL, 44 acres of South side S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.33 Twp.13N R5E. /s/ Young Dunkin, Mary Dunkin. Appeared before Elijah Bridwell J.P.; filed Jan. 27, 1860. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 9/10/2010)
      K-442: 1 Feb. 1859, Young M. Dunkin and wife Mary Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL for $50 sold to Joseph Baker of Moultrie Co. IL, and quit claim, undivided 1/6 part of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec.29 Twp.13N R5E, being the interest or one sixth part in said lands deeded by Nancy Carney (now Nancy Baker) to Young M. Dunkin which interest was heired by said Nancy Carney from the estate of her brother Amos Y. Dunkin deceased late of Moultrie Co. IL. Appeared before William Davis J.P., 14 Feb. 1859. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 9/10/2010)
      K-472: 4 Sept. 1861, Young M. Dunkin and wife Mary Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to William B. Dodson of Shelby Co. IL, for $200, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.12N R5E, containing 20 acres more or less, in county of Moultrie. Appeared before James W. Lovens J.P., 4 Sept. 1861. (FHL film 1,313,221; SLC 9/10/2010)
      S-92: 15 July 1837, John Waggoner & Emsley Waggoner of Shelby Co. IL to Robert Duncan, of same, $60, (indexed as quit claim) N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.5 T12N R6E in Shelby Co., 37-1/2 acres. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S-138: 25 Sept. 1837, Robert (X) Duncan and wife Nancy (X) of Shelby Co. IL to Joseph Hendricks of same, (indexed as quit claim), $100, E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.10 T12N R6E, 80 acres in Shelby Co. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S-151: 10 Oct. 1837, Robert (X) Duncan and wife Nancy (X) of Shelby Co. IL to William Petty of Shelby Co. IL, for $800.33, land in Shelby Co. IL, (1) N 1/2 E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.12N Range 6E, 39-1/2 acres; (2) SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.8 Twp. and Range afsd, 9 acres; (3) SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.8, Twp. and Range afsd, 40 acres; (4) E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.8 Twp. and Range afsd, 80 acres. Ack. Shelby Co. IL. Recorded 9 April 1838. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 2009)
      S-260: 2 Sept. 1839, Joseph M. Duncan of Town of East Nelson, Shelby Co. IL, to William Lunn of Town of Vandalia, Fayette Co. IL, $300, town lots 3, 4 and 5 in Block 2, and house etc. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S-262: 10 June 1839, James Poor of Town of East Nelson, Shelby Co. IL, and wife Sarah, to Joseph M. Duncan, $20, town lot 6 in block 6. /s/ James Poor, Sarah Poor, Sarah (X) Poor (nothing in deed about second Sarah Poor). Wit. James Elder, J.H. (J.C?.) Duncan. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S-267: 30 Nov. 1839, George Monson of Shelby Co. IL and wife Louisa, to George W. Duncan of City of Philadelphia, PA, $40, lots 5 and 6 in Block 10 of East Nelson (gives previous owners, not copied); also later deeds to George W. Duncan. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S-354: 17 Dec. 1840, Joseph M. Duncan of State of IL, Attorney in fact of James J. Duncan of City of Philadelphia, to John M. Easton of Town of Charleston "in said state" by virtue of Power of Attorney 3 Jan. 1840 acknowledged in Philadelphia, for $150, convey lots in East Nelson, lots 4 & 5 in Block 1 and Lots 1, 2, 7 and 8 in Block 2. /s/ in Coles Co. IL. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S-372: 3 Jan. 1840, Power of Attorney, James J. Duncan of City of Philadelphia, merchant, appoint my brother Joseph M. Duncan my lawful attorney to sell my right ... to land in town of East Nelson in Shelby Co. IL conveyed to me by indenture 3 Dec. 1839 by James Poor & wife Sarah. Wit. M. Mifts? (Missts?), Jno. B. Kenney. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S-373: 3 Jan. 1840, Power of Attorney, George W. Duncan of City of Philadelphia, merchant, appoint my brother Joseph M. Duncan my lawful attorney to sell my right ... to land in town of East Nelson in Shelby Co. IL conveyed to me by indenture 12 Nov. 1839 by James Poor & wife Sarah and 13 Nov. 1839 by George Monson and wife Levisy. Wit. Jno. Swift, Jno. Kennedy. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992) (MAD: deeds of Joseph M. Duncan selling land as attorney for George W. Duncan not copied.)
      S-406: 25 March 1841, James J. Duncan of City of Philadelphia by attorney Joseph M. Duncan to John S. Gordon, deed, $40, East Nelson, see rec., Sec. 1 & 8, T7, 27 March 1841. (FHL film 1,313,222; looked at, not copied, SLC 1992)
      S-409: 24 April 1841, James J. Duncan of City of Philadelphia by Joseph M. Duncan of Coles Co. IL, attorney in fact by Power of Attorney 4-535, to Charles H. Morton of Shelby Co. IL, $110, lots in town of East Wilson, Shelby Co. IL, Lots 2, 7 and 8 in Block 7, and lots 3 and 4 in Block 9, and lot 4 in Block 9, and lot 4 in Block 12. Rec. 24 April 1841. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992; indexed James J. Duncan and Mary S. Duncan)
      S2-30: 9 March 1840, Philip Vadakin & wife Lidia Ann of town of East Nelson, Shelby Co. IL, to Matthew Duncan, of Town of Shelbyville, Shelby Co. IL, $84, house and lot #4 in Block 11, town of E. Nelson. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S2-35: 8 Aug. 1838, Francis Inman & wife Nancy C. to Matthew Duncan, all Shelby Co. IL, $80, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.2 T13N R4E, 39.99 acres. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      S2-88: 21 Oct. 1840, Elijah Funk and wife Hester of Fountain Co. IN to Joshua Duncan Sr. of Fountain Co. IN, $600, SE 1/4 Sec.3 T13N R5#, 160 acres, and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.21 T13N R5E, 80 acres. Wit. Herculy Duncan, Jos. Poole. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992, rechecked SLC 1995; "Herculy" definitely ends in "y")
      S2-113: 23 July 1842, Matthew Duncan of Shelby Co. IL to William Nudge of Macoupin Co. IL, $265, Lot (blank) in Block 11 in town of E. Nelson. Wit. Jas. C. Duncan, W. F. Branly. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 1992)
      1-128: 28 Nov. 1864, Joseph L. Hale of Essex Co. Massachusetts to George Duncan of Moultrie Co. IL, for "fifteen hundred dollars", land in Moultrie Co. IL, undivided half SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.3 and undivided half of SW 1/4 Sec.13, both in Twp.12N Range 6E. /s/ Joseph L. Hale. "J.L. Hale was never married." Wit. E.W. Rand, N.P. of Essex Co. MA, 3 Dec. 1864. (FHL film 1,313,222; SLC 9/10/2010)
      2-1: 11 May 1864, Mary Dunkin and Young M. Dunkin her husband to Joseph Baker, for $140, land in Twp.12 and 13, Range 5E, in Moultrie Co. IL; undivided 1/8 part of all following: W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.3 T12 R5E; and E 1/2 E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of same section, township & range as the above; also NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.32 T13N R5E. Both signed, Mary Dunkin first. Appeared before John W.R. Morgan, J.P., 11 May 1864. (filled in form; FHL film 1,313,223; SLC 9/10/2010)
      2-464: 12 June 1865, George Duncan and wife Sidda Duncan, to Mary Jane Taylor wife of John B. Taylor of Moultrie Co. IL, for $500, NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.13 containing 39-1/2 acres, also SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec.3, 10 acres, all in Twp.12N Range 6E, containing in all 49-1/2 acres. Appeared before Wesley H. Garrett, J.P., 13 June 1865. (filled in form; FHL film 1,313,223; SLC 9/10/2010)
      6-81: 23 June 1869, George and Sidda Duncan of Moultrie Co. IL to Joel S. Stephens of same, for "twenty two hundred and fifty dollars", land in Whitley terise? in Moultrie Co. IL, and the N 1/2 of the undivided half of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec.3 and S 1/2 of undivided half of SW 1/4 of Sec.13, both in Twp.12N R6E. /s/ George Duncan, Sidda (X) Duncan. Wit. Thomas Smith, J.P., 23 June 1869. (FHL film 1,313,225; SLC 9/10/2010)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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 R., widow Duncan, Mary S.; Adjt. & E & A 21 Ill. Inf.; 1890 March 24, Invalid Appl. #763823, Cert. #541178, Cal.; 1916 May 3, Widow Appl. #1065517, Cert. #822372, Cal. (MAD: 1870 Moultrie Co. IL; 1910 Los Angeles A.D.70, Los Angeles Co., CA; ? d.1916 San Bernardino Co. CA, b.1834 SCT?)
 

OTHER RECORDS

Moultrie Co. IL records (from Lawrence E. Duncan 12/1984)
      Greenhill Cemetery Register, Sullivan, IL:
            Maria J. Duncan, wife of J. Duncan, d. Feb. 25, 1880, age 38 yrs 1 mo 3 days, buried with daughter Olive A. Bozell (1866-1931) and son in law Clint Bozell (1858-1928).
      Marriages:
            John J. Duncan, 39, son of John R. Duncan and Sally McCormac, to Clementine Bozell Pence, 23, May 2, 1880, by Andrew Morton of Sullivan, Book 97, pg. 23, sn 2891. (MAD & LED: 1860 Hancock Co. IN census)
            Peter F. Duncan, 20, to Cordelia Sealock, 21, Oct. 5, 1884, by P.P. Warren MG at bride's residence, Book 97, pg. 168, sn 3593.
            Child: Dici Blanche, b. Nov. 2, 1887, m. Julius W. Rauch.
            Peter F. Duncan, 30, to Flora Whellan, 20, June 3, 1894, by Chas. G. Watson MG, Book 97, pg. 69, sn 4871.
      1886 tax list, County Land Road Tax, Twp. 13, Range 5, Road District 12:
            J.J. Duncan, J.J. Dunkin, Wm. Duncan, Wm. Sealock, H.Y. Duncan.
      Death: Cordelia Selock Duncan
 

"Moultrie County News?" [Moultrie Co. IL] Obituary dated 1913 (and other obituaries, from Linda Roberts 7/2001)
      W.A. DUNCAN. W.A. Duncan, the broom corn buyer of Sullivan, Died November 12th, at the age of 62 years.
      MAD: probably William A. Duncan b.ca 1851 TN and wife Lydia Yarnell in Crawford Co. IA 1880 census, per obits of their children Delbert Duncan 11/3/1960, and Raymond Duncan 1/6/1972, and Lorena B. Duncan 7/18/1986.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Shelby Co. IL Deeds (FHL film 1,009,150)
      8-255: 2 Oct. 1847, Samuel Duncan and wife Susanna of Moultrie Co. IL to David Trewitt of Shelby Co. IL, $425, SW 1/4 Sec.15 T12N R4E containing 160 acres and also N end of NW 1/4 Sec.27 T12N R4E containing 40 acres.
      8-281: 6 Oct. 1847, Samuel Duncan and wife Susanna of Moultrie Co. IL to Henry C. Cassey? of same, $360, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.27 T12N R4E containing 80 acres, and NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.27 T12N R4E containing 40 acres, and NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.22 T12N R4E containing 40 acres.
 

Cass Co. IN Deeds (SLC 10/4/2011)
      G-472: 27 Jan. 1848, Samuel Dunkin and wife Susana Dunkin of Moultree Co. IL to George Brown of Cass Co. IN, for $375 paid, sell the piece or parcel of land, the East 1/2 North East 1/4 Sec.14 Twp.26 North of Range 1 East, containing 71 acres and 34/100 of an acre, more or less, warrant title. They appeared 27 Jan. 1848 before John A. Freeland, Clerk of County Court of Moultrie Co. IL. Recorded Aug. 18, 1848. (FHL film 1,995,083; SLC 10/4/2011)
      K-20: United States Pattent to Samuel Dunkin, Certificate No.25,027. The United States of America, ... that Samuel Dunkin of Fountain Co. IN has deposited in the General Land Office of the US a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Crawfordsville, full payment has been made, (more not copied), for the E 1/2 North East 1/4 Sec.14 in Twp.26 North of Range 1 East in District of Lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, IN, containing 71 acres and 34/100 of an acre according to official survey, which tract was purchased by said Samuel Dunkin, Now ... grant to said Samuel Dunkin the said tract. 20 March 1837. Recorded Oct. 27, 1851. (FHL film 1,995,084; SLC 10/4/2011)
 

Carroll Co. IN Deeds
      K-108/109: 27 Jan. 1847, Samuel Dunkin and wife Susanna Dunkin of County of (blank), State of IL, to John H. Dunkin of Fountain Co. IN, for $100 paid, sell an undivided interest to 1/6 part of lands which Herculus Dunkin late of said county decd. died seized of, E 1/2 SE fractional 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.24N Range 1E, containing 64 acres and 10/100 of an acre, said Samuel Dunkin as heir of said Herculas Dunkin decd who at his death left surviving heirs, Joseph Dunkin, John H. Dunkin, Thomas H. Dunkin, Joshua Dunkin Jr., Amas Dunkin and said Samuel Dunkin, six legal heirs of said decd, warrant title. Susana Dunkin relinquishes her right of dower. /s/ Samuel Dunkin, Susanna Dunkin. They ack. before John A. Freeland, Clerk, County Com. Court of Moultrie Co. IL, 27 Jan. 1848. Recorded Feb. 9, 1848. (MAD: years as given) (FHL film 2,208,678)
      K-112: 27 Jan. 1848, Samuel Dunkin and wife Susanna Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to James A. Joyce of Cass Co. IN, for $250 paid, sell land, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.24 Range 1E in Carroll Co. IN containing 80 acres more or less, warrant title, Susanna Dunkin relinquishes her right of dower. /s/ Samuel Dunkin, Susanna Dunkin. They appeared before John A. Freeland of Moultrie Co. IL, Jan. 27, 1848. Recorded Feb. 11, 1848. (FHL film 2,208,678)
 

Fountain Co. IN Deeds (SLC 9/11/2010)
      13-520/521: 24 May 1847, Samuel Dunkin and wife Susana Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to Joshua Dunkin Senr. of Fountain Co. IN, for $100, land with all the appurtenances in Fountain Co. IN known as the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.25 T22N R7W excepting the town platt of the Town of Maysville laid out on said half quarter section. /s/ Samuel Dunkin, Susanna Dunkin, Moultrie Co. IL, before John Perryman, Clerk of the Circuit Court, 24 May 1847. Recorded July 13, 1847. (FHL film 1,321,732)
      13-543: 24 May 1847, Samuel Dunkin and wife Susana Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to John H. Dunkin of Fountain Co. IN, for $50, the S fraction of SE 1/4 Sec.24 T22N R7W, be the same more or less, in Fountain Co. IN. /s/ Samuel Dunkin, Susanna Dunkin. Appeared in Moultrie Co. IL before John Perryman, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Recorded Aug. 2, 1847. (FHL film 1,321,732)
      14-101/103: 27 Jan. 1847, Samuel Dunkin and wife Susanna Dunkin of Moultrie Co. IL to John H. Dunkin of Fountain Co. IN, for $200, sell land in Fountain Co. IN, being an undivided interest, 1/6 part of lands which Hercules Dunkin late of said County deceased died siezed of in fee simple, the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.30 T22N R6W, also part of E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.6 T21N R7W beg. at E end of Short Street in the Addition to the Town of Attica and on the North side of said Street, then N 58 degrees (etc.) containing one acre and 1/4 of an acre, and out of the last mentioned parcel is exempt and reserved from the operation of this deed is the piece which was conveyed to Thomas H. Dunkin by Hercules Dunkin during his life, beg. at W corner of said Hercules Dunkin's lot, then E (etc.) containing 28 square perches ... The afsd undivided 1/6 part of said land is the shear and interest inherited by the said Samuel Dunkin in his own right as heir of and to said Hercules Dunkin, that Hercules Dunkin died intestate and at his death left as sole heirs Joseph Dunkin, John H. Dunkin, Thomas Dunkin, Joshua Dunkin Junior, Amos Dunkin, and the said Samuel Dunkin, six lawful children and legal heirs ... (the deed conveys the entire share of Hercules Dunkin's estate that Samuel Dunkin was entitled to). /s/ Samuel Dunkin, Susanna Dunkin, in Moultrie Co. IL before John A. Freeland, Clerk of County Commissioners Court. Recorded Feb. 14, 1848. (FHL film 1,321,733)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1881 "Combined History of Shelby & Moultrie Counties, Illinois : and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers" pub. by Brink, McDonough and Co. (FHL film 1,000,516 item 1, and SUTRO book F547 S6 C7, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; and from Iris Grimmett and Lois Cruitt 1994)
      Pg.195: Moultrie Co. IL, City & Twp. of Sullivan. John H. Dunscomb, born in Trumbull Co. OH on 8 June 1839; his father, Orren H. Dunscomb was a native of Vermont and emigrated to OH in 1803, settling at Weathersfield in Trumbull Co.; he was one of early pioneers of OH; he married Sophia H. Gray, a native of Trumbull Co. Mr. Dunscomb was 4th in a family of 6 children, raised in his native county and obtained good education in common schools; his mother died in 1851 and his father in 1855. In the latter year, then 12 years old, he came to IL; for a year or two, he was employed by the month in Moultrie Co. and in 1857 began teaching school in Lovington Twp. In 1859 he went to TX and was a resident of that State at the time of the breaking out of the rebellion. Against his wishes he was obliged to enter the confederate army; he served with a regiment on the frontier where there were few chances of getting away, but in March 1865 suceeded in reaching Mexico where he remained till after the close of the war, July 1865; he returned to Moultrie Co. and resumed teaching, every winter till 1873 when he was elected treasurer of Moultrie Co. on the independent farmers' ticket; re-elected in 1875. In 1877 became Treasurer and Agent of Moultrie Co. Co-operative Association, and took charge of its store at Sullivan. Sept. 22, 1867, he married Jane E., dau. of Samuel and Eliza Mitchell; he has six children by this marriage. His father was one of the early members of the free-soil party and he himself is a republican. Justice of Peace 1872; Methodist Episcopal Church.
      Pg.329, Partial List of Patrons, Moultrie Co.: Sullivan Twp. 13 Ranges 4 & 5 E, Name: Baker, Joseph, PO Sullivan, resided Sec.35, Farmer & Stock Raiser, nativity Shelby Co. IL, settled '48; Mary J. Brown, died Aug. 3, '56, first wife of Joseph Baker, nativity KY; Mary Carney nee Duncan, died Nov. 4, '64, second wife of Joseph Baker, nativity IN; Mary C. Miller, PO Sullivan, Sec.35, present wife of Joseph Baker, b.OH, settled '43.
 

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