Duncans in Allen Co. IN


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

Last revised November 24, 2011

Formed 1824 from Unorganized Territory, Randolph
Elkhart formed 1830 from Allen, Cass
Huntington formed 1832 from Allen, Grant
Lagrange formed 1832 from Elkhart, Allen
Adams formed 1835 from Allen, Randolph
DeKalb formed 1835 from Allen, Lagrange
Fulton formed 1835 from Allen, Cass, St. Joseph
Noble formed 1835 from Elkhart, Lagrange, Allen
Wells formed 1835 from Allen, Delaware, Randolph
Whitley formed 1835 from Elkhart, Allen


1830 Allen Co. IN Census
Pg.351  Samuel Dungan      0100,1  -  1100,1

1840-1850 Allen Co. IN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Allen Co. IN Census
Perry Twp.
Pg.328, #659-641, James A. DUNKIN 39 NY farmer $12,000-$800
                  Margaret 30 MA
                  Mary J. 11, Harriet 8 IN
                  Ida Jane (f) 2/12 IN

1870 Allen Co. IN Census
      No Duncan indexed


Allen Co. IN Deed Index, v.1A-3 (A-P) 1829-1867 (FHL film 2,166,720; negative film; SLC 10/6/2011)
      "D" names pg.117, Book A to Y, in order by deed book & page
      July 2, 1853, Dunkin, David to Bell, William, pt of SW 1/4, 51 acres, Sec.34 T29R13, P-20

Allen Co. IN Deed (FHL film 2,166,931; SLC 10/7/2011)
      P-20/22: 2 July 1853, David D. Dunkin and wife Mary Dunkin of Carroll Co. IN for $10 paid by William W. Bell of Allen Co. IN, sell and quit claim to said William W. Bell the following real estate in Allen Co. IN: a part of the SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.29 Range 13 containing 51 acres ?said? of said David D. Dunkin is held through and by his wife Mary Dunkin as above, together with all appurtenances; the said David D. Dunkin and Mary Dunkin his wife who hereby relinquishes all her right of dower etc. /s/ David Dunkin, Mary (X) Dunkin. They appeared 2 July 1853 before Malan Shinn, Justice of the Peace, Carroll Co. IN. Certification 2 July 1853 by James H. Stewart, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Carroll Co., that Mahlon Shinn Esqr. was an acting Justice of the Peace. Recorded Feb. 6, 1854. (FHL film 2,166,931; SLC 10/7/2011)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Valley of the upper Maumee River : with historical account of Allen County and the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana : the story of its progress from savagery to civilization." by Robert S. Robertson; pub. Madison, Wis.: Brant & Fuller, 1889, 1030 pgs. (LH6270, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.274 H2v v.1-2 and film 1,000,529 items 3-4)
      Vol.1, pg.438-439: Allen county ... the Smalls of Marion township. They are among the descendants of five brothers, Joseph, Joshua, Purington, John Sr., and Taylor, who were passengers on the Mayflower, ... Joseph Small, jr., the ancestor of the Smalls of Allen County, was the first child born in Old Borden, in 1778. He ... and his wife were natives of Maine, and remained there until 1817, when they determined to emigrate to a point four miles above Cincinnati. With seven children - Louis, Maria, Mary, Delilah, Catharine, Emeline and Joseph, ... after about four years they moved to Cleveland and Joseph Small purchased a farm ... in 1838, with his family, he cut his way through to Allen county, and settled on section 23. Mr. Small, with the help of his sons, helped to cut the first roads in the township. The wife of this pioneer was Margaret Duncan, whose father was a Scotchman. He was pressed into the British service soon after emigrating to this country, but deserted and went to the mountains of Maine, where he was married and lived and died. Mr. and Mrs. Small raised a family of thirteen children, all but two of whom lived to maturity. Louis, the oldest of the family, died about 1840, leaving a large family, some of whom are living in Michigan and some in Iowa. Maria was married to Lorenzo Holly, and they died in Michigan. Mary Small was married to Riley Hance. ... Fidelia first married .... Catharine Small .... Joseph Small .... Robert Small, one of the oldest settlers of Marion township, was born June 25, 1819, near Cincinnati. ... (MAD: 1994 query by Diane Williams: Margaret Duncan b.1786 Bowdoin, [Lincoln then Sagadahoc Co.], Maine, m. Joseph SMALL.)
      Vol.2, pg.235-236: In 1868 John McMullen came to Fort Wayne, having emigrated from his native land in the previous year ... He was born in county Antrim, Ireland, April 10, 1844, the son of Michael and Mary (Duncan) McMullen. The father died in 1859, and in 1875 Mr. McMullen brought from Ireland his mother, two sisters and two brothers, who, with the exception of one brother who went to Australia, all reside in the city. ...


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