Duncans in Miami Co. IN


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

Last revised May 24, 2012

Formed 1832 from Cass
Howard formed 1844 from Carroll, Cass, Miami, Grant, Hamilton
Tipton formed 1844 from Hamilton, Cass, Miami


1840-1850 Miami Co. IN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Miami Co. IN Census (from Robert Hadeen 5/2000, page# from index)
Pipe Creek Twp.
Pg.206, #1788-#1818, Isaac Marquis 77 VA Farmer
                  Abigail 56 VA
                  James 18, Clinton 15 IN
                  (RH: Isaac Marquis mar. Abigail Duncan 11/26/1826 Highland Co. OH)

1860 Miami Co. IN Census (pg.301 from Robert Hadeen 5/2000)
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.235, #669-658, Gilbert DUNKEN 60 VA farmer $0-$400
                  Martha 46 KY
                  Gilbert 14 IL
                  (MAD: Gilbert H. Duncan mar. Patsy Menaugh 8/28/1834 Washington Co. IN; 1850 Vermillion Co. IN census; 1870 Grundy Co. IL census)
Pg.258, #848-859, John DUNKEN 31 VA day laborer $0-$100
                  Dena (f) 31 VA
                  Louiza 12, Hamelton (m) 10 VA
                  Charles 7 VA
                  Mary J. 5 IN
                  Amanda 3, William B. 1 IN
Pipe Creek Twp.
Pg.301, #114-107, Abagail Marquis 68 PA
                  James W. 27 IN

1870 Miami Co. IN Census
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.124, #210-219, COX, John R. 48 OH farmer $14,000-$2,000
                  Elisabeth 39 IN keeping house
                  Jenny R. 7, Mary F. 5 IN
                  DUNCAN, William 11 IN
                  JULIAN, John 19 OH farm laborer
Pg.124, #214-223, PREYERS?, John F. 41 HANover farmer $12,000-$4,000, parents of foreign birth
                  Emeline 36 IN keeping house
                  John 16 IN farmer, father of foreign birth
                  George 10, Amanda 8 IN, father of foreign birth
                  Ira (m) 3, Frank 1 IN, father of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Jane 15 IN housekeeper
Peru Twp.
Pg.155, #89-87, TILLETT, James 70 VA (blank) $50,000-$12,000, parents of foreign birth
                  Susanah 66 VA keeping house
                  Henry J. 32 IN farmer $10,000-$500
                  Oliver 30 IN farmer $6,000-$200
                  DUNCAN, Ann 13 IN
Pg.157, #104-103, FARGAY, James G. 36 OH farmer $7500-$460, mar. in Oct.
                  Calaher (f) 18 VA keeping house, mar. in Oct.
                  DUNCAN, Wade 20 VA farm laborer
Pg.158, #118-118, MYERS, Isaac 25 IN farmer $6000-$1500, parents of foreign birth, mar. in Dec.
                  Sarah 19 IN keeping house, mar. in Dec.
                  Catherine 73 HANover (blank) $2,000-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  REESE, Scott 14 IN farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Charles 19 IN farm laborer


Miami Co. IN Deed Indexes
   General index of deeds, Miami County, Indiana, v. A, May 24, 1843-May 6, 1854 (FHL film 2,436,056 item 1)
      Duncan, Cyrus from Richard L. Britton, W (Warranty), Mar. 28, 1848, Lot 3 & 4 of Godfray's Add, 33-29-4 (Sec-Twp-Range), 72.23 acres, Jan. 12, 1849, (hour and recording fees not copied), C-375
   General index of deeds, Miami County, Indiana, v. B, May 25, 1852-Jun 28, 1856 (FHL film 2,436,056 item 2)
      No Duncan
   General index of deeds, Miami County, Indiana, v. C, Mar 15, 1841-Sep 3, 1861 (FHL film 2,436,056 item 3)
      Duncan, Robt. B. from A. Cole, W.D., Feb. 14, 1839, $212, Lot 80 Peru, Feb. 21, 1839, Risd. pg.27 (MAD: before Book J)
      Duncan, Robt. P. from Hood, Britton & Williams, W.D., Jan. 18, 1836, $75, lot 80, Peru, Jan. 19, 1836, Risd pg.26
   General index of deeds, Miami County, Indiana, v. D, Feb 27, 1838-Jun 15, 1864 (FHL film 2,435,092 item 1)
      No Duncan
   General index of deeds, Miami County, Indiana, v. E, 1864-1866 (FHL film 2,435,092 item 2)
      Duncan, Cyrus from Alexander Galbraith, Warranty, Feb. 17, 1851, $39, Lots 20 & 21 in Florence, Jan. 26, 1865, Q-556
   General index of deeds, Miami County, Indiana, v. F, 1866-1870 (FHL film 2,435,092 item 3)
      No Duncan

Miami Co. IN Deeds
      C-375: 24 Jan. 1849, Richard L. Britten of Miami Co. IN to Cyrus Duncan of Miami Co. OH, for $100 paid, sell land, Inlot 73 in Godfreys addition to town of Peru as laid out in Miami Co. IN, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ R.L. Britten. Wit. W.A. McGregor. Richard S. Britten appeared before William A. McGregor, J.P., 24 Jan. 1849. Recorded Jan. 30, 1849. (FHL film 2,435,096 item 1)
      Q-556: 17 Feb. 1851, Alexander Galbraith of Miami Co. IN for $39 paid by Syrus Duncan of Miami Co. OH, sell to said Syrus Duncan real estate in Miami Co. IN, Lots 20 and 21 in town of Florence according to the plat as surveyed, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Alexander (X) Galbraith. Wit. Thomas Kenworthy, John Beezley. Alexander Galbraith appeared 17 Feb. 1851 before Thomas Kenworthy, J.P., Miami Co. IN. Recorded Jan. 16, 1865. (FHL film 2,435,137 item 1)


Miami Co. IN Circuit Court record (from Robert Hadeen 5/2000; his comments)
      State of Indiana, County of Miami, Regular Term, Miami Circuit Court, Peru, Miami County, Indiana
      Book Four, page 516, suit to quiet title to land, Joshua C. Marquiss sold to Abagail Marquiss 11 April 1873, in the list of defendants is named a Drusa A. Toliver who was not named in the settlement of the Estate of Isaac Sen., leading me to believe Drusa is daughter of Abagail from a previous marriage.
      RH: 1870 IN census index: Toliver, Drusa A. 55, Tippecanoe Co., Wayne Twp, Roll 362, pg.402
            1850 Tippecanoe Co. IN, Washington Twp, Alferd Toliver 39 NC, Lucy 28 OH, John 12, Abigail 9, Meary 7, Thomas 5, Charles 3, Cintha 1 IN
            1860 Tippecanoe Co. IN, Wea. Twp, P.O. Lafayette, Alford Toliver 49 NC, Drusa A. 41 OH, Mary 18, Thomas 16, Charles 14, Cintha 11, Benjamin 6, Jesse E. 3, Dora 1 IN
      RH: There is a possibility Abagail was previously married: State of Indiana, County of Miami, Deed Book 20, page 158: Joshua C. Marquiss, and heirs of Abagail Marquiss, suit to quite title to land Joshua C. Marquiss sold to Abagail Marquiss, 11 April 1873; is mentioned a Drusa A. Toliver who appears to be a descendant of Abagail. All others mentioned in this document are descendants of Isaac, Sen. Dates on this Quite Title are; 9th day of October 1883 and title was vested in Joshua C. Marquiss on the 10th day of April 1883. State of Indiana, County of Miami, Regular Term, Miami Circuit Court, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, Book Four, page 516.

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Miami County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests" by George W. Ewing, Jno. J. Slocum; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914, 910 pgs. (LH9092, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.226: [Civil War] One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Regiment. Known as the Twelfth Indiana Cavalry ... Privates ... Charles N. Duncan.
      Pg.227: One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Regiment ... James Duncan ...

1887 "History of Miami County, Indiana : from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana" pub. by Brant & Fuller (FHL book 977.284 H2h and fiche 6,088,607)
      Pg.686, Jefferson Township: Matthew Duncan, (of the firm of Lantz & Duncan, dealers in general merchandise, Mexico, IN), was born in Clinton Co. OH July 7, 1854. His parents, Emanuel and Margaret (Stotlar) Duncan moved to Grant Co. IN about 1856, and from thence, subsequently, to Miami Co. In about 1877, he returned to Grant Co., where he still resides; the mother died in Miami Co. in about 1868. Matthew Duncan, our subject, came with his parents to this county, where he was married August 20, 1877, to Julia A., dau. of John and Julia A. Hines; she was born in Fairfield Co. OH, Oct. 5, 1857. After Mr. Duncan's marriage, he first settled in Fulton Co. IN, where he engaged in farming about one year, after which he moved to Miami Co., and subsequently to Grant Co., where he resided until 1884, when he moved to Mexico, IN, and formed a partnership with Mr. Lantz in the mercantile business, purchasing the interest of Mr. Sullivan. He has had born to him four children, viz: Emanuel (deceased), Marion F., Lillie and Rosie B.; Mr. Duncan and wife are members of the Baptist Church.

"Indiana and Indianans : a history of aboriginal and territorial Indiana and the century of statehood" by Jacob Piatt Dunn; pub. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1919, 2610 pgs. (LH12054, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.2 H2d v.1-5 and film 1,000,526)
      Vol.II, pg.1501: WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON MILLER, United States Attorney General, ... was born at Augusta, Oneida County, New York, September 6, 1840, and died, in the fullness of years and honors, May 25, 1917. ... admitted to the bar in 1865 at Peru, Indiana, ... His Miller ancestors, Scotch and English, came to America in the seventeenth century. His branch of the family located in Oneida County, New York, in 1795. He was next to the youngest in the family of ten children of Curtis and Lucy (Duncan) Miller, the former a native of New York and the latter of Massachusetts. His father was a New York State farmer. .... (MAD: Peru, Miami Co. IN)


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