Duncans in Franklin Co. IN


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

Last revised May 24, 2012

Formed 1811 from Clark, Dearborn, Jefferson
Fayette formed 1819 from Wayne, Franklin
Union formed 1821 from Wayne, Franklin, Fayette


1820 Franklin Co. IN Census
Pg.200  William Duncan     100010 - 20010    Bath
Pg.218  Peter Duncan       100010 - 10010    Blooming Grove
          (MAD: Peter mar. Rebeccah Ewing 7/12/1823;
            1821 Union Co. IN then 1830 Carroll Co. IN census)

1830-1860 Franklin Co. IN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Franklin Co. IN Census
Fairfield Twp.
Pg.328, #155-171, DUNCAN, Nathan 62 OH farm hand $0-$0
                  Alta C. 20 OH keeps house
                  Minna (f) 1 IN
                  (MAD: ages as given)
Pg.328, #156-172, SMAWLEY, Abraham 53 IN farmer $5880-$500
                  Lucinda 27 OH keeps house
                  Jonathan 25 IN farm hand
                  William 16 IN farm hand
Pg.328, #157-173, DUNCAN, Nathan 22 OH farm hand
                  Alta 19 OH keeps house
                  Ethelda (f) 1 IN


Franklin Co. IN Will (FHL film 476,719)
      3-7: Amos Duncan, sound mind but feeble health; to beloved wife Isabella G. Duncan all property both real and personal for life except as follows; she to pay: To my sister Lucinda A. Smalley $100 to be paid in 12 months; to my son Eli B. Duncan $15 (sic) to be paid in 12 months; my wife pay my just debts; at death of my wife, my estate be sold and equally divided between my natural brothers and sisters. 25 Nov. 1879. Wit. Aaron B. Line, William Buck. Proved 29 March 1880.


Franklin Co. IN Deed Indexes
      The general index is listed in alphabetical order by surname and then in chronological order.
   Index, grantors, A-T, 1811-1850 (FHL film 1,855,045 item 3)
      Dencan, John M., 1822, E-353 (not copied further)
      Dunkin, Richard to Abraham Miller, W (Warranty), Dec. 6, 1824, $350, NE 1/4 2-12-13 (Sec.-Twp-Range), 156.92 acres, Feb. 2, 1826, F-294
      Dunkin, Peter to Patsey Fletcher, W, Sept. 10, 1830, $18, pt of S 1/2 of frac 12-12-13, 4.50 acres, August 29, 1831, H-352, remarks: 40 poles by 18 po
      Dunken, Peter to John Thompson, W, Sept. 10, 1835, $600, E & SW end & pt S 1/2 of frac 12-12-13, 160 acres, Sept. 29, 1832, K-96, see deed for bound. (drawing of square with small square in upper left corner)
      No other Duncan to Book Z
   Index, grantors, (original) 1850-1860 (FHL film 1,855,046 item 2)
      Dunkam, Mahew to David Frui? (blot), War, 30 Sept. 1848, $290, 20a off S end W 1/2 SE 11-9-1, 20 acres, Dec. 18, 1850, 1-397
   Index, grantees, A-T, 1811-1850 (FHL film 1,861,952 item 1)
      Dunham, David, 1816 - not copied further
      Dunkin, Peter from Benjamin Snowden, Q.C., Sept. 20, 1831, Division, S 1/2 of fract. 12-12?(13?)-13, Sept. 24, 1832, K-88, Division of realty
      No other Duncan to Book Z
   Index, grantees, (original) 1850-1860 (FHL film 1,861,952, item 3)
      Dinkins - not copied; no Duncan

Franklin Co. IN Deeds
      F-294: 6 Dec. 1824, Richard Dunkin and wife Lydia of Montgomery Co. OH to Abraham Miller of Green Co., State afsd, for $350 paid, sell all lot or quarter section of land in Franklin Co. IN, being NE 1/4 Sec.2 Twp.12 Range 13E of 2nd principal meridian line containing 156 acres and 92/100, together with appurtenances belonging, warrant title. /s/ Richard Dunkin, Lydia Dunkin. Wit. James Russell, Robert Russell. Richard Dunkin and wife Lydia appeared 6 Dec. 1824 before James Russell, J.P. Recorded 2 Feb. 1826. (FHL film 1,862,071; typed book)
      H-352/353: 10 Sept. 1830, Peter Dunkin of Union Co. IN to Patsey Fletcher of Franklin Co. IN, for $18 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Franklin Co. IN, beg. at Benjamin Snowdon's SE corner of Sec.12 Twp.12 Range 13, then ... to the beginning containing 4-1/2 acres more or less, being part of S 1/2 of Fractional Sec.12 Twp.12 Range 13, together with appurtenances, warrant title. Release of dower by Rebecca Dunkin. /s/ Peter Dunkin, Rebecca (X) Dunkin. Wit. Reden Osborn, Josiah Maul. Peter Dunkin and wife Rebecca Dunkin appeared 10 Sept. 1830 before Redin Osborn, J.P. Recorded 29 Aug. 1831. (FHL film 1,862,073)
      K-88/89: 20 Sept. 1831, Benjamin Snowden of Franklin Co. IN to Peter Dunkin of afsd, that said Benjamin Snowden and Peter Dunkin heretofore purchased from the US as tenants in common the fractional Sec.12 Twp.12 Range 13E in lands offered for sale at Cincinnati, and received a patent dated 16 Sept. 1819, and said Benjamin Snowden and Peter Dunkin now holding the said fractional section as tenants in common, now Benjamin Snowden for the common interest of said Peter Dunkin in said premises and of the natural blood and affection which I bear to him, have granted, bargained, sold, released & conveyed ... to said Peter Dunkin all the S 1/2 of the fractional section above described, and all the interest of said Benjamin Snowden to the premises, together with appurtenances. Release of dower right by Elizabeth Snowden. /s/ Benjamin Snowden, Elizabeth Snowden. Wit. Redin Osborn, Benjamin Osborn. Benjamin Snowden and wife Elizabeth Snowden appeared 20 Sept. 1831 before Redin Osborn, J.P. Recorded 24 Sept. 1832. (FHL film 1,862,073)
      K-96/97: 10 Sept. 1830, Peter Dunkin of Union Co. IN to John Thompson of Franklin Co. IN, for $600 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Franklin Co. IN, being part of south half of fractional Sec.12 Twp.12 Range 13, bounded beg. at SW corner of Sec.12 Twp.12 Range 13, then north to Patsey Fletcher's corner on the section line, then ... south with the old boundary to the SE corner of said section, then W to the beginning, containing 160 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. Release by Rebecca Duncan of her dower rights. /s/ Peter Dunkin, Rebecca (X) Dunkin. Wit. Redin Osborn, Josiah Maul. Peter Dunkin and wife Rebecca Dunkin appeared 10 Sept. 1830 before Redin Osborn, J.P. Recorded 29 Sept. 1832. (FHL film 1,862,073)
      I-397: 30 Sept. 1848, Mahew DUNHAM of Butler Co. OH for $290 paid by David Fruit of Franklin Co. IN ("Franklin County Ia"), sell real estate, viz, 20 acres off south end of west half of SE 1/4 Sec.11 Twp.9 Range 1 West in Franklin Co. IN together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Mayhew Dunham, Mary Ann Dunham. Wit. John M. Cresswell, John Abbott. Mahew Dunham and wife Mary Ann Dunham appeared 30 Sept. 1848 before John M. Cresswell, J.P. Recorded Dec. 18, 1850. (FHL film 1,862,217; spelling as given) (MAD: ? Nathan? Duncan in 1860?)


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, Nathan H., widow Duncan, Addie S.; B 194 Ohio Inf.; 1889 Aug. 1, Invalid Appl. #720264, Cert. #505957, Ind.; 1919 April 26, Widow Appl. #1140105, Cert. #940272, Ind. (MAD: ? 1860 Miami Co. OH; 1870-1900 Franklin Co. IN, b.1849 OH)

HISTORIES before 1923

1886 "History of Cass Co. IN From the Earliest Time to The Present" ed. by Thomas B. Helm, pub. by Brant & Fuller (FHL book 977.286 H2h)
      Pg.738, Deer Creek Township: WILLIAM DUNKIN, born Franklin Co. this state, Dec. 5, 1819, his father, Peter Dunkin, was born June 10, 1792, near Pittsburgh [Allegheny Co.], PA, from where his parents removed to KY and later to OH. October 29, 1815, he was united in marriage to Mary Martin, a native of OH; a short time subsequent they commenced life together in Franklin Co., this State, living there until 1830, when they removed to Carroll Co., of which they remained residents until their death, Mr. Dunkin dying June 11, 1863. (MAD: no date given for Mary's death) Our immediate subject was reared on the farm, early education limited, age 21 began life for himself and worked by the month on a farm; Feb. 10, 1841, mar. Hannah Payton, dau. of John and Margaret Payton, natives of KY, and respectively of German and English descent; eight Dunkin children: John, Peter, Frank, Leonadeth, Mary J., Emma and Anne, all now living, except John and an infant unnamed; members Christian Church, Republican. He entered 160 acres in Sec. 25, this township, farmed.
            BENJAMIN M. DUNKIN, next younger brother of William Dunkin, was born in Franklin Co., this State, Nov. 23, 1820, was 10 years of age when his parents came to Carroll Co., age 25 began life on his own, cleared the farm on which he now resides, which he entered in 1844. August 28, 1848, he mar. Susan Payton, dau. of John and Margaret Payton; two children: Wm. born Sept. 29, 1849, and Sylvenice born March 27, 1851. April 24, 1851, Susan, the wife of Mr. Dunkin, was called away. Mr. Dunkin continued to run his farm, and June 29, 1856, he was again married to Jane Rhine, dau. of John and Margaret Rhine, natives of OH, she born Oct. 29, 1829 in Gallia Co. OH. Six children: Elizabeth M. born June 5, 1857; Mary E. born December 12, 1858; Rebecca A. born April 15, 1861; Benjamin F. born March 3, 1863; Emma J. born January 7, 1865; Ida M. born June 13, 1869; all now living. Mr. Dunkin member of I.O.O.F., Republican.
            (MAD: see Montgomery Co. OH, John Duncan and wife Elizabeth Sutherland)


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