Duncans in Wayne Co. IL


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

Last revised October 18, 2013

Formed 1819 from Edwards
Fayette formed 1821 from Bond, Wayne, Clark, Jefferson
Clay formed 1824 from Wayne, Lawrence, Fayette


1840 Wayne Co. IL Census
Pg.264  Nathan Duncan      0000,001  -  1000,1

1850 Wayne Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Wayne Co. IL Census
Brush Creek P.O., Twp.2N Range 5E
Pg.91, #656-607, Seth DUNCAN 71 KY farmer $150-$40 (alone)
                  (MAD: 1850 Trimble Co. KY census)

1870 Wayne Co. IL Census
Brush Creek Twp.
Pg.92, #18-18, DUNCAN, Rutherford 26 IL farm hand $0-$350, mar. Dec.
                  Martha E. 18 IL keeping house, mar. Dec.
                  (MAD: 1860 Wise Co. TX census)
Elm Twp.
Pg.114, #55-58, SUGSAM?, John W. 29 KY physician $2000-$1500
                  Louisa J. 25 OH keeping house
                  Nancy A. 68 KY
                  DUNCAN, John R. 23 OH school teacher
Pg.120, #147-155, DUNCAN, John S. 24 IL farm hand $0-$135
                  Sarah 24 IL keeping house
                  Mary J. 5 IL
                  Sarah A. 3/12 IL b. March
Four Mile Twp.
Pg.133, #116-115, DUNCAN, Jesse (m) 29 IL farmer $2000-$1230
                  Abigail 25 IL keeping house
                  NICHOLS, Thomas 9 IL
                  Theophilas (m) 5 IL
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Clinton Co. IL census with William)
Jasper Twp
Pg.184, #15-17, CABLE, Nathan 25 OH farmer $600-$625
                  Safona? (f) 22 IL keeping house
                  Florence (f) 1 IL
                  DUNKIN, Green 60 TN (white) farmhand $0-$100
                  Robert 26 IL farmhand $0-$150
                  (MAD: 1860 Wise Co. TX census)
Leech Twp.
Pg.229, #202-214, DALLAS, James 33 KY sawyer $1200-$350
                  Barbara E. 25 IN keeping house
                  Eli 7, Samuel 5, Sis (f) 3, Elizabeth 1 IL
                  MORAN, Phillip 36 MO works in saw mill
                  DUNCAN, John 40 OH works in saw mill
                  MELVIN, John 31 IL works in saw mill
                  GRAHAM, James R?. 26 IL works in saw mill
Massilon Twp.
Pg.233, #37-39, DUNCAN, William H. 40 KY farmer $600-$290
                  Casandra (f) 42 KY keeping house
                  Milton H. 14 IN
                  Cartene T. (f) 12 KY
                  William D. 9 KY
                  Elizabeth F. 7 KY
                  Isaac J. 5 IL
                  Emily J. 2 IL
                  (MAD: 1850 Crittenden Co. KY census; 1860 Hancock Co. KY census)


Wayne Co. IL Deed Indexes (SLC 5/8/2013)
   FHL Catalog: Indexes are listed alphabetically and there is none between 1858-1886, there was a Courthouse fire which destroyed the indexes.
   Index to grantor/grantee, 1851-1862 (FHL film 1,391,823 Item 2)
      No Duncan grantor to 1862, no index to grantees
   Index to grantor/grantee book [6], 1813-1903 (FHL film 1,391,823 Item 3)
      No Duncan


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, John, widow Wills, Sarah; I 3 Ill. Cav.; 1920 July 28, Widow Appl. #1162670, no cert., Iowa. (MAD: resided in Bloomington, McLean Co. IL; John Duncan mar. Sarah E. Sackett 1864 in McLean Co. IL; ?? 1870 Wayne Co. IL)


Crawford Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/11/2013)
      C-327/329: 19 March 1836, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth C. his wife of Morgan Co. IL, to Charles Fillowston, Daniel Low, David H. Korus?, John N. Hosslen, John M. Leavitt, Joseph L. Joseph, Samuel L. Lewis, Amos Binney, James C. Dunn, Lemuel Lamb, Joseph Swift, Charles Atwater and James B. Danfort, for $200 paid, release and quit claim to the said parties, the survivors of them and heirs of such survivor, as joint tenants and not as tenants in common, tracts of land, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.1S Range 7E in Wayne Co. IL containing 80 acres, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.17 Twp.6N Range 11W containing 80 acres in Crawford Co. IL, with appurtenances, against any claim. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Ack. 19 March 1836 before Samuel Lockwood, Justice of Supreme Court of State of IL. (FHL film 1,310,123)

HISTORIES before 1923

"A history of Round Prairie and Plymouth : 1831-1875" (Plymouth, Hancock Co. IL; Round Prairie, Wayne Co. IL) by E.H. Young; pub. Chicago: G.J. Titus, book and job printer, 1876, 302 pgs. (LH13075, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.128: History of Plymouth ... William M. King ... in this location Mr. King had in partnership with him, for successive periods, J.H. Denny, A.J. Duncan, and J.A. Hamilton. In the spring of 1869 Mr. King's sons, ... bought out the store ...
      Pg.220: Sixteenth Illinois Infantry. Organized at Quincy, May 24th, 1861. ... A.J. Duncan; ... Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky; discharged at Camp Butler, Illinois.
      Pg.225: One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Illinois Infantry. Mustered into the United States service at Camp Butler, September 10th, 1862. ... Joseph Duncan ... The 124th ... was discharged at Chicago, August 15th, 1865.

1879 "History of Fulton County, Illinois : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens" pub. by Chas. C. Chapman & Co. (FHL book 977.348 H2h)
      Pg.1036: Thomas P. Duncan was born in 1824 in PA, son of George and Elizabeth (Primrose) Duncan, natives of Scotland, both deceased. They came first to Wayne Co. IL, and then in 1836 to Fulton Co. Here in Isabel twp. Thomas P. has toiled for many a year as a farmer and miller, and has now a comfortable home on 260 acres of land. He has ever been an eminent business man. Of the enormous growth of timber on this farm since 1846 we have already written. This gentleman is the founder of Duncan City, and his brother John was the first Postmaster of "Duncan Mills" at this point. Thomas P. Duncan married Laura Freeman, a native of New York and they have had 7 children. (MAD: ?? 1820-1830 Schuylkill Co. PA census)


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