Duncan research files of
1840-1850 Whiteside Co. IL Census
No Duncan indexed
1860 Whiteside Co. IL Census
Pg.668, #353-334, Asa DANIELS 61 NH farmer $3000-$800
Almina 57 NY
Phoebe DUNCAN 13 ME (Maine)
Burrell DANIELS 27 CANada E. - farmer $3000-$500
Mary 23 CAN E.
Wallace (m) 3 IL
Pg.669, #364-344, C.G. DUNCAN (f) 50 ME (blank)
Geo. W. 23 ME steamboat pilot $2000
Luetta 11, Joseph L. 9 ME
(MAD: Carmelia, widow of Samuel Duncan of 1850 Waldo Co. ME census; Mrs. Cornelia Duncan mar. William Tompson 7/28/1860)
Pg.798, #1272-1262, Alexander DUNCAN 56 PA farmer $3000-$1000
Elisabeth 40 ENG
Nancy J. 17, Elisabeth 15 IL
Robin? (Robert??) (m) 12 IL
Ellen 10, Eva 8, Mary 4, Sarah 2 IL
(MAD: 1850 Erie Co. PA census)
Pg.799-800, #1281-1271, Henry A. DEEN 27 NY farmer $0-$30
Lucy J. 21 ME
Wm. J. 1? (blotted), Henry P. 4/12 IL
Georgiana DUNCAN 11 ME
Pg.985, #2718-2608, P.D. WRIGHT (m) 31 PA farmer $3500-$1000
Sarah 23 IRE
Elizabeth 6, Cami (f) 2 IL
Harrison BUTCHER 20 IL farm laborer
Elisha DUNCAN 17 ME farm laborer
1870 Whiteside Co. IL Census
Pg.46, #122-125, DUNCAN, Alexander 66 PA farmer $3000-$1000
Elizabeth 51 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
Robert 20 NY at home, mother of foreign birth
Ella 19, Eva 16 IL at home, mother of foreign birth
Mary 13, Sarah 12 IL at home, mother of foreign birth
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Whiteside County, Index to estates and guardians v.A 1845-1931, image 26 of 131 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
Duncan, Peter; J.W. McLemore, Admin; Order Book 07 pg.208, 228, 229, 161; ?? (cannot be sure on same line) Bond & Letters A-49,50 or A-57,58; Report Record A-42 or B-14; Settled, Box 171 and 257
Duncan, Wm.; Alex Ritchie admin, Docket Book A-4; Order Book A-398, B-343; Record of bond & letters B-295, 371; Fee Book C-44; Settled, 180, 284 (MAD: 1858)
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Whiteside County, Fee books 1842-1852, 100 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
Index: Duncan, Peter, 28/109 (image 5)
Pg.28: Duncan, Peter, Decd. Fee Bill. Filing of Sundry times 21 possen, $1.68; Entering order appointing G.W. McLemore administrator, .25; Taking affidavit, 12-1/2; recording same, 12-1/2; taking bond & recording same, 1.50; issuing letters & recording same, 1.50; examining approving Inst? .50; recording same, 1.00; entering order that the admst. be permitted to return his letter, .25; do order revoking same .25; making & entering bill of cost .37?; certificate and seal to same .50; June term 1847, 6 docketing 14 causes a 12-1/2, 1.75; 1848 Oct. term, 12 fee pap? 6-1/2, order .25, .44; 2 Aug? 11th 1850, recording two deeds a .50, 1.00; making & exd? fee .5, confession sett .75, order 2.12, [total] $13.50. (image 34)
Pg.109: 1850, Duncan, Peter Decd. Sept. 25, to issuing citation, .20; filing one paper .05, Sheriff Crandalls fees for returning citation .10; Feb. 4, 51, issuing citation (& more); Mar. 17, docketing one case .50, entering order to continue, .20; Apl. 8, entering appear.. & 3 orders (& more); May 7, Entering up three orders of court, .60, $4.95 pd. (image 77)
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Whiteside County, Fee book v.C 1854-1888, 235 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
Index: Duncan, Wm., dec., pg.44 (image 7)
Pg.44: Duncan, Wm., decd. Estate, Dr. Nov. 1854, Enh? appr. 10, filing petition 5, order to grant security? 35, (more fees including taking bond & oath and issuing & recording letters, writing oath for Admr. & recording bond & oath, recording petition, [total] $4.60; Feby. 2, 1858, entering appearance .10, entering order of court .20, [total] .30; Jany. 20, 1858, Issuing citation .20, filing 2 papers .10, recording report .30; Shefs fees (Clendiner pr? Cartes? Dig) $2.00 (image 75)
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Whiteside County, Order Book 1846-1855 (Order Book A), image 227 of 289 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
A-398: November term 1854. Duncan, William, decd. This day came Alexander Ritchie and presented his petition praying the Court to appoint him as administrator of the estate of the said William Duncan deceased which prayer is ordered to be granted and that he the said Alexander Ritchie give a bond in the penal sum of $500 to be approved by this Court. It is further ordered (the said Alexander Ritchie having executed his bond in compliance with the above order) that said bond be filed approved and recorded. It is further ordered by the Court that the Clerk issue Letters of Administration to the said Alexander Ritchie and that the same be filed and entered of record. (image 227)
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Whiteside County, Order Book B 1855-1862, image 208 of 364 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
Order Book B, pg.343: Feby. 2, 1858, In the matter of the Est of Wm. Duncan Decd, This day came the administrator of said estate and presented his report, which is ordered by the Court to be filed. (image 208)
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Whiteside County, Probate records v.B 1845-1851, 307 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
Index: Duncan, Peter: 42, 43, 49, 50, 51, 57, 58 (image 6)
B-42/43: In the matter of the estate of Peter Duncan deceased. Report of John W. McLemore Administrator to collect of the goods and chattles rights and credits of Peter Duncan deceased to the April term A.D. 1846 of the Probate Court of the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois. Said administrator charges himself with certain notes and accounts by him as set forth in the inventory filed P.J.P?. amounting to $809.20. Said admin. acknowledges the receit of the specific property inventoried and filed in P. Court, which said property was sold according to law & he herewith charges himself the amt. of sale bill of said property $163.70-1/4, also charges himself with the money on hand at the time of intestates death as sett forth in inventory $5.25, Agregate: $978.15-1/4, Ap? expenses &c $61.71, Balance $917.44-1/4. Said administrator the following credits: by expenses of administration allowed by P.Court upon bill filed, $40. By crier fees at sale, $2.00, (more similar fees), appraisers fees $2.25, total $61.71. Also a small trunk not sold at sale and retained with papers to preserve them, also a food adze & mitted to be sold at sale, also some old bags 8 not sold. And the said administrator respectfully petitions the honorable court to approve this final report and to accept his letters heretofore granted to him and to revoke the same and he your petitioner will ever pray &c., /s/ John W. McLemore. Approved by R.C. Wilson, Probate Justice of the Peace, 7 April 1846. (image 41)
B-49: In the matter of the estate of Peter Duncan, Affidavit. ... Affidavit of John W. McLemore, to discharge the trust reposed in me as collector or administrator to collect of the estate of Peter Duncan deceased according to the tenor and effect of the letters granted me by the Probate Justice ... 31 Oct. 1845.
Administrator's Bond, of J.W. McLemore and Nelson Mason of Whiteside Co. IL for $1500, 31 Oct. 1845, for J.W. McLemore to administer the estate of Peter Duncan of Whiteside Co. IL and make an inventory ... /s/ John W. McLemore, Nelson Mason. Wit. R.L. Wilson, P.J.P. (image 44)
B-50/51: In the Matter of the estate of Peter Duncan deceased, "Affadvit", I will administer the goods and chattels and personal estate of Peter Duncan deceased and pay all just claims and charges ... /s/ John W. McLemore, sworn and subscribed 7 April 1846 before R.L. Wilson.
Administrator's Bond of John W. McLemore and Nelson Mason of Whiteside Co. IL for $2000, (no date), for John W. McLemore to administer the estate of Peter Duncan of Whiteside Co. IL and make an inventory ... /s/ John W. McLemore, Nelson Mason. Wit. R.L. Wilson, P.J.P. (image 45)
B-57: In matter of the estate of Peter Duncan deceased, Letters of Administration. ... That whereas Peter Duncan of Whiteside Co. IL died intestate on or about (blank) day of (blank) 1845 having at the time of his decease personal property in this state ... appoint John W. McLemore of Whiteside Co. IL administrator ... Wit. R.L. Wilson, Probate Justice of the Peace for Whiteside Co. IL, (blank) day of (blank) 1845. (image 48)
B-58: Peter Duncan. That Peter Duncan of Whiteside Co. IL died intestate on or about (blank) day of (blank) 1845 having at the time of his decease personal property in this state ... appoint John W. McLemore of Whiteside Co. IL administrator ... Wit. R.L. Wilson, Probate Justice of the Peace for Whiteside Co. IL, (blank) day of (blank) 1845. (MAD: same wording as on the previous page.) (image 49)
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Whiteside County, Probate records v.B 1851-1856, 440 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
Index: Duncan, Peter decd, pg.14; Duncan, William, deceased, 295, 371, 372; Duncan, Alexander, guardian, 436 (image 10)
B-14: Estate of Peter Duncan. Administrators Final Report. The undersigned Administrator of the estate of Peter Duncan late of Whiteside Co. IL decd makes this his final report in said estate: Said Administrator charges himself with the amount as per Inventory filed June 1, 1847, $911.26. Said Administrator asks the following credits, ... by amt. of Simon M. Coes account as per inventory filed Nov. 25, 1845, $18.83. By deficiency on Jonathan Stevens settled by M. Duncan, $4.02. By amt paid C.C. Judd as per allowance on Order Book, $10. Do. E. Batchelor, $1.00. Do. A.W. Benton $6.25. Leander Harding $13.00. Galt & Crawford $13.74. Elizabeth A. Prichard $221.16. A. Rowand $14.50. John Hodge $4.69. Brewster Platt $8.00. R.L. Wilson as per bill on file $27.00. J.W. McLemore fees for administering as per bill $55.95. M.S. Henry attorneys fees $10.00 [total] $408.14. March 26, 1851, J.W. McLemore, Administrator. (image 38)
B-295: Duncan, William, decd. Letters of Administration. Whereas Wm. Duncan late of Whiteside Co. IL died intestate on or about 2 August 1854, having at the time of his decease personal property in this State ... we do hereby appoint Alexander Ritchie of Whiteside Co. IL administrator. /s/ Rufus DeGarmo, Clerk of County Court, 8 Nov. 1854. (image 183)
B-371/372: Duncan, William decd. Bond of Administrator. November term 1854, Alexander Ritchie and Arburthnot H. Ritchie of Whiteside Co. IL bond of $500, 8 Nov. 1854; Alexander Ritchie administrator of estate of Wm. Duncan. /s/ Alexander Ritchie, Arburthnot H. Ritchie, wit. Julius E. Hibband. (image 222)
B-372: Duncan, William decd. Administrator's Oath, November term 1854, Alexander Ritchie swears I will well and truly administer ... the estate of William Duncan decd. and pay all just claims ... /s/ Alexander Ritchie. 8 Nov. 1854, sworn to before Rufus DeGarmo, Clerk of the County Court. (image 222)
Pg.372: Duncan, William decd. Petition for Letters of Administration, County Court, November term 1854, petition of Alexander Ritchie of Whiteside Co. IL that on 2 Aug. 1854 at the town of Ustick in said county, William Duncan died intestate, no one has found a will or other writing relating to the disposal or distribution of the estate, that more than 90 days have elapsed since the death of said intestate, and therefore prays that letters of administration may be granted him, sworn in open court 8 Nov. 1854, /s/ Alexander Ritchie. (image 222)
B-436: Alexander Duncan Guardian. Letters of Guardianship. Child of Samuel Higley deceased. State of IL, Whiteside Co. In County court, May term, 1855, to Alexander Duncan of said county, whereas at the May term of the county court A.D. 1855 at Sterling, you were by an order entered 7 May duly appointed guardian for Lyman Higley a minor heir of Samuel Higley decd, aged over (blank) years, we appoint you to be guardian and have the care of his person and custody and management of his property ... 7 May 1855. /s/ R. DeGarmo, Clerk of the County Court. (image 258)
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 W., widow Duncan, Sarah; G 147 & A 140 Ill. Inf.; 1880 June 28, Invalid Appl. #398891, Cert. #257138; 1913 Aug. 30, Widow Appl. #1013632, Cert. #768518, Iowa. (MAD: enlisted Como, Whiteside Co. IL; ? 1860 Carroll Co. IL; 1870 Greene Co. IA; 1880 Cedar Co. NE; 1900 Dixon Co. NE, b.1845 ME)
"History of Whiteside County, Illinois : from its first settlement to the present time, with numerous biographical and family sketches" by Charles Bent; pub. Morrison, Ill.: unknown, 1877, 536 pgs. (LH4496, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
Pg.175: Baptist Church of Fulton was organized ... 28 July 1855 ... during the first nine months the church increased its membership to 23 by the addition of the following persons ... and Lucy J. Duncan.
1885 "Portrait and biographical album of Whiteside County, Illinois : containing full-page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States : also containing a history of the county, from its earliest settlement to the present time." pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros. (LH10366, HeritageQuest images image 2/2007 & 5/2007; FHL book 977.335 D3p and film 1,000,521 item 3)
Pg.690,693: MILTON H. SEGER, Supervisor of Erie Township, son of Allen and Achsa (Howard) Seger, born in Oxford Co., Me., Feb. 5, 1838. Family comprised three children, two of whom are living: Milton H. and Dana B., the latter of whom is a physician, residing in Morrison. In the spring of 1854 his father's family came West and located in Wethersfield Township, Henry Co. IL, and in the fall they came to this county ... His father died there Nov. 7, 1872, as likewise the mother, Oct. 2, 1872. ... In 1873, Mr. Seger was Supervisor and also held the position of Justice of the Peace ... He was united in marriage in Erie, April 16, 1861, to Miss Nancy J. Duncan, daughter of Alexander and Lucinda (Lee) Duncan. She was born in Pennsylvania. They are the parents of 12 children, all born in this county: Cora V. is the wife of Seth Eddy, a farmer of Erie Township; Mary E.; Russell; Hattie H. is clerking in the dry-goods department of R.L. Burchell, of Erie; Ella, Wallace, M. Clayton, Myrtie, Frank, Ernest, Dana and Ethel. The father of Mrs. Seger is yet living and resides in Erie Township, where he follows the occupation of a farmer. (MAD: Erie Co. PA)
"History of Whiteside County, Illinois : from its earliest settlement to 1908" by William W. Davis; pub. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1908, 1493 pgs. (LH10955, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 1,000,522 items 1-2)
Pg.1348-1349: MATT RAY THOMPSON was born September 19, 1871, on the old homestead farm of the family which is yet his place of residence. For sixty-seven years the family has resided within the borders of Whiteside county. ... On 5 January 1898 Mr. Thompson was married to Miss Martha Elizabeth Duncan, who was born in Erie, February 2, 1875, a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Wiggins) Duncan, the former born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and the latter in Marietta, Ohio. They are now residents of Erie. ...
Pg.1358,1361: R.B. DUNCAN owns and cultivates a farm of ninety-two acres in Erie township, largely devoting his time and attention to stock-raising and always keeping on hand good grades of stock. His life record began in Erie county, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1849, his parents being Alexander and Elizabeth (Chambers) Duncan, natives of Pennsylvania and of England, respectively. The year 1853 witnessed their removal westward to Illinois, at which time they located in Henry county upon a tract of rented land. Subsequently they removed to Whiteside county and Mr. Duncan purchased land, upon which he made his home until his death, converting the farm into a valuable property. He passed away in September, 1886, while his wife survived him for more than twelve years and died on the 4th of November, 1898. Mr. Duncan was married twice. By the first union he had two children: Nancy, now the widow of Milton Segar, a resident of Erie, Illinois; and Elizabeth, the wife of Alfred Clayton, whose home is in Kansas. By his second marriage Alexander Duncan became the father of five children: R.B.; Ella, the deceased wife of Burton Martin; Eva, the wife of David Lisby, a resident of "Campbell county, Illinois"; Mary, deceased; and Sarah, the wife of John Clayton, who is living in Kankakee county, Illinois.
R.B. Duncan, reared upon the home farm, early became familiar with all the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist ... until he attained his majority. He then rented a farm for a few years and later purchased the homestead place of fifty-two acres on sections 7 and 8, to which he afterward added by the purchase of an additional tract of forty acres on section 13, Erie township. ...
In 1875 Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Elizabeth Wiggins, who was born in Ohio in 1847, a daughter of Elijah and Julia (Stark) Wiggins, who were natives of the state of New York. The mother died in Ohio and the father passed away in Erie, Illinois. Their family numbered four children: Martha E., the wife of Ray Thompson, of Fenton township; Delbert A., a graduate of the Erie high school; Mabel D., deceased; and Mrs. Duncan. Both Mr. and Mrs. Duncan hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal church ... politically he is a republican ...
1919 "History of Fresno County, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present" by Paul E. Vandor, pub. by Historic Record (book qc979.482 V2, Vol.I; CA State Library, Sacramento; also FHL book 979.482 H2v and film 1,000,104 items 2-3 and Vol.2 on FHL film 1,036,806 item 1)
Vol.II, Pg.1806: DUNCAN, William. Grandfather was Thomas, b. Scotland, to NY. Father was William, b. Utica [Oneida Co.]; to Ontario; to Lonark, IL, 1866; then Albany, Whiteside Co., same state. Mother Elizabeth Burton Williscraft, b. England, d. Iowa. 8 ch., 5 still living. William was youngest, b. 13 June 1857 Smith's Falls, Ontario. (MAD: ? Lanark, Carroll Co. IL)
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