Duncans in Union Co. IL


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

Last revised October 18, 2013

Formed 1818 from Johnson


1820-1850 Union Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Union Co. IL Census (looking for heir of Sarah Duncan Waldren from Washington Co. TN)
Pg.49  John Matlock      0110,11  -  0110,01

1850 Union Co. IL Census
Pg.199, #796, John MATLOCK 54 NC farmer $0
                  Mary 54 NC
                  Marion (m) 19 IL
                  Mary Ann 17 MO
                  Harvey THOMPSON 10 IL
Taken 11/9/1850
Pg.221, #1078, Thomas FARMER 26 MS farmer $0
                  Mary 22 TN
                  Elizabeth DONCIUN? 50 NC

1860 Union Co. IL Census (original census does not have stamped numbers on right-hand page, numbering starts pg.1)
Twp.11S Range 1W, P.O. South Pass
Pg.719 (75), #545, Ephraim KINMEL? (Kinernel?) 28 IL farmer $3600-$1500
                  Jonahua?? (f) 19 IL
                  Nurten? (m) 2 IL
                  Cornelius RING 16 IL
                  Mary DUNKIN 18 OH
Casper Twp, P.O. Cobden
Pg.725 (81), #587, Amos DUNCAN 24 PA farmer $0-$100 mar/in/yr
                  Mary Ann 22 IL mar/in/yr
                  John BURIKE? 37 GERM farmer
                  Elizabeth 28 GERM
                  John 2 Athens? OH, Frederic J. 9/12 IL
                  William DUNCAN 40 IL farmer $1600-$0
                  (MAD: Amos Duncan mar. Mary Ann Clutts 3/18/1860)
Twp.12S Range 1E
Pg.756 (112), #817, Jas. DUNCAN 41 PA farmer $2000-$600
                  Henrietta 24 OH
                  Wm. 22, Mary 19, Martha 17 OH
                  Waldo 10, Walter 10, Henrietta 8 OH
                  Jas. 5, George 3 OH
                  Robt. 21 PA
                  (MAD: 1850 Athens Co. OH census; children in 1870 Athens Co. OH census; census rechecked by John Ogden 4/2005)

1870 Union Co. IL Census
Casper Precinct, P.O. South Pass
Pg.424, #274-272, DUNKIN, Andrew 35 PA farmer $0-$100
                  Mary A. 34 IL keeping house
                  Daniel E. 13 IL


Marriages from various sources in Union Co. IL before 1850:
      Duncan, Lotty to Josiah Goodman, 5/22/1831
      Duncan, Rhoda to Peter Samuel Jackard or Jaccard, 4/15/1827
      Duncan, Robert to Elizabeth Sattles or Suttles, 9/2/1824
      Duncan, Sally Ann to Elihu Riley, 9/6/1848


Union Co. IL Deed Indexes (copied by CVD in SLC 5/10/2013)
   Grantor index v.2-4 1856-1890 (FHL film 963,158)
      16-401: Duncan, James to Andrew Cochran, Deed, Dec. 15, 1857, $200, pt NE cor? Sec.1 "(See Deed for Description &c)", filed Mar. 30, 1859
      17-278: Duncan, James & w to John Doughtery, Deed, Feb. 4, 1860, $200, NW 1/4 & E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.1 T11S R1E, 199.34 acres, filed Feb. 8, 1860
   Grantee index v.2-4 1856-1890 (FHL film 963,159)
      15-311: Duncan, H. & James from P.G. Goodman & wife, Deed, May 4, 1857, $600, NE 1/4 & E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.1 T11S R1E, 199.34 acres, filed May 4, 1857
      16-410: Duncan, James from John H. White et al, Deed, Jan. 19, 1858?, $75, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.1 T11S R1E, 62 acres, filed Apr. 2, 1859

Union Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/13/2013)
   MAD: General Indexes start 1856; earlier deed books had index at front of deed book
      A-37/38: 23 May 1818, Abner Field Jr. for himself and as attorney in fact for Danl. P. Cook, to James M. Duncan, for $100 paid, sell lots in town of Hamburgh in Union Co. IL Territory, Lot No.5 and Lot No.8 in Block No.17, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Abner Field Jr., Danl. P. Cook by his Atty. in fact Abner Field. Ack. 13 May 1818 before Thomas Cox?, J.P., Union Co. IL. Recorded 28 Sept. 1818. (FHL film 963,160)
      E-205/206: Patent to James Smith. Joseph Duncan, Governor of State of IL, to all ... it appears from a return made to the Auditor of Public Accounts by George ? Brown, School Commissioner and agent for the inhabitants of Union Co., that per Act authorizing sale of Sections No.16 or such lands as may be granted in lieu thereof to the inhabitants ... Jan. 22, 1829, and act amending the before recited act approved Feb. 15, 1831, and act approved March 1, 1833, the School Commissioner on 8 Aug. 1834 sold to James Smith of Union Co. a tract of land, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.16, Twp.13S Range 3W ... containing 40 acres, money paid, The State of IL conveys to said James Smith the lot of land afsd, 12 Oct. 1838. By the Governor Joseph Duncan, countersigned James T/B. Stipp, Auditor Pub. Accts, A.P. Field, Sec. of State. Patent recorded in Deed Book E figure 5 page 205, 7 Jan. 1837? (FHL film 963,161)
      E-206/207: Patent to James Smith. (same as above) ... NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.16 Twp.12S Range 3W ... (same as above; not extracted here) (FHL film 963,161)


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, Amos; A 11 & C 109 ILL Inf.; 1884 April 12, Invalid Appl. #510662, Cert. #?1110923 (?410923), IL. (MAD: listed as "Agnos Duncan" of Makanda [Jackson Co.] IL per IL Civil War database; see also ? Stephenson Co. IL; 1860 Union Co. IL census)
      Duncan, Frederick F., widow Duncan, Elvira, minor Kearns, Francis, Gdn.; C 18 Ill Inf.; 1862 Dec. 6, Widow Appl. #7580, Cert. #4760; 1867 Dec. 12, Minor Appl. #155493, Cert. #108054. (MAD: 1850 Franklin Co. IL census; & see ? Union Co. IL)
      Duncan, James, sister Boulden, Delila; E 18 Ill. Inf.; 1882 Dec. 18, Sister Appl. #299626, no cert. (MAD: of Clear Creek [? Union Co.] IL per IL Civil War database)
      Duncan, Jefferson M., minor Copher, Laura; E & B 18 Ill. Inf.; 1868 April 13, Invalid Appl. #132683, Cert. #98501; 1889 Sept. 16, Minor Appl. #404525, no cert., Ill. (MAD: ? 1850 Williamson Co. IL census; perhaps from ? Union Co. IL, also Marion Duncan from Anna, [Union Co.] IL in same unit per IL Civil War database)
      Duncan, William R., widow Duncan, Nancy J.; A & C 18 Ill. Inf.; 1890 March 27, Invalid Appl. #764300, Cert. #568497, Ark.; 1915 Jan. 23, Widow Appl. #1040369, Cert. #805728, Ark.; remarks XC2690318. (MAD: ? Union Co. IL; 1910 Franklin Co. AR, William R. Duncan b.1847 AR, wife Nancy "I." b.1845 AR; ?? 1880 Franklin Co. AR, Wm. R. Duncan 34 AR, wife Belle 36 AR, or William Duncan 42 IL, wife Nancy J. 24 AR; W.R. Duncan, age 40, mar. Nancy J. Moffett, age 22, in 1879 in Franklin Co. AR)

HISTORIES before 1923

1883 "History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois" by William Henry Perrin, pub. by O.L. Baskin (FHL book 977.399 H2p and film 982,493 item 11)
      Minor references not copied
      Last third of book, Biographies, had separate page numbering; following from that section.
      Pg.B129, Cobden Precinct, Union Co. Hollady & Duncan, millers, of Cobden ... V.R. Hollady b. Jan. 20, 1850, in TN, son of J.J. & Nancy C. (Hines) Hollady, natives of TN and settlers of Union Co. in 1860 ... R.B. Duncan, native of Williamson Co. IL where he was born May 4, 1850. His parents, Dudley and Rebecca (Spiller) Duncan were natives of TN, settled Williamson Co. very early. Grandfather Duncan owned land where Bainbridge now lies in that county. The parents were members of the Christian Church. Subject's parents died when he was very small. At age 14, he moved to Marshall Co. KS to live with his oldest brother W.B. Duncan, who now lives in CA. About 1870-71 to Franklin Co., IL, 1875 married Alice, dau. of Judge Prickett of Carbondale. His wife died March 1880, leaving one child, Ralph. He subsequently married Mollie Prindle of Indianapolis. ...
      Pg.B206-7, Rich Precinct, Union Co. Luke M. Jones, physician, Lick Creek, native of TN, born April 15, 1827, in Jackson Co. His father, Samuel, born 1791 in VA, and his mother, Eleanor (Mathena) Jones was born in 1796, in the same State. The parents settled in TN in 1824, and finally in ARkansas where they died. Eleven children, viz, Nancy, Elizabeth, Thomas, Samuel, Permela, John, Luke M., Larkin, Eleanor, Sarah and Arminta. Our subject's paternal ancestors were of Irish origin, while his maternal ancestors were of English parentage. His grandfather, Luke M. Mathena, served 7 years in the Rev. war and drew a pension from the close of this great struggle until death age 104 years 6 months 4 days; he was elected and served as Sheriff of Monroe Co. KY in 1830 and for awhile Probate Judge. Our subject treasures a set of coat buttons as a namesake gift from the above named ancestor, which were carried through the war. Luke M. Jones was brought up on the farm ... age 19 began study under tutorship of Dr. S. Lee of Wayne Co. TN, one year later, he pursued the same with E.L. Duncan of Jackson Co. TN. In less than 2 years, or in 1853, he came to Moscow, Union Co. IL and entered office of Dr. D.M. Jones (no relative) where he remained 5 years; in 1858 he began practice in Rich Precinct ... for 2 years, then Stokes Precinct for 18 years, then returned to Rich Precinct, will shortly locate at Lick Creek. Married July 13, 1847, to Sarah, born Feb. 25, 1827, dau. of Joshua Hall, native of VA; she died June 14, 1883 in Johnson Co., children: James I., John H., W.L., Ruth A. and Lovena R., she a member of Methodist Church. ... He a member of Jonesboro Lodge, A.F.&A.M., Democratic party.

1894 "A Reminiscent history of the Ozark region (AR & MO): comprising a brief descriptive history of each county and numerous biographical sketches of prominent citizens of each county" by Goodspeed (FHL book 973 D3oz and films 1,000,278 item 3 and 973,030 item 1; from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983)
      Pg.647: [Boone Co. AR] J.A. Weatherly, dealer in fine groceries at Harrison, AR, b. in Maury Co. TN, Jan. 27, 1844, the third of nine children born to Samuel M. and Eliza J. (Duncan) Weatherly, the former of who was a native of VA, an early pioneer of TN from which state he moved to IL about 1853 and settled in Union Co., then to Jackson Co., d. ca 1880. Served as Lt. during the Civil War in 109th IL Vol. Inf.; wounded at Vicksburg. His wife a native of TN, she died shortly after her husband. Baptist.


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