Duncans in Montgomery Co. IN


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

Last revised November 16, 2012

Formed 1823 from Parke, Putnam
Fountain formed 1826 from Montgomery, Parke


1830 Montgomery Co. IN Census
Pg.  7  James Dungan       0011,0000,1  - 0010,0000,1
    14  John Duncan        0003,001     - 0121,201

1840 Montgomery Co. IN Census, Franklin Twp
Pg.241  Joseph Duncan      1000,0001    - 1100,01
          (MAD: Joseph Duncan mar. Mary M. Buck 8/1/1833)

1850 Montgomery Co. IN Census
Pg.383, #200, Henry F. TAMANARY (railroad contractor)
                  lots of men
                  Thomas DUNCAN 35 IRE laborer
Sugar Creek
Pg.465, #1318, Alexander McCLURE 43 OH farmer $1000
                  Harriet 34 OH
                  Mary C. 12 OH
                  Sarah E. 9, Nancy A. 6, Alex. 1 IN
                  Malinda DUNCAN 18 OH
Pg.477, #55, Mary M. DUNCAN 39 OH (blank)
                  Elizabeth M. 16, John F. 12 IN
                  Eliza J. 11 IN
                  Susannah DUNCAN 7 IN
                  (MAD: Mary M. the widow of Joseph)

1860 Montgomery Co. IN Census
Franklin Twp.
Pg.124, #---?, George BAENS? 35 OH laborer
                  Elithabeth 23 OH mar/in/year
                  David L?. McIVANS 5 IN
                  Sarah J. 17, Callvin (m) 15 IN
                  Archiel N?. (m) 10 IN
                  John DUNCAN 22 IN laborer $0-$25

1870 Montgomery Co. IN Census
Clark Twp.
Pg.44, #259-259, McKNIGHT, S.J. (m) 55 PA farmer $10,000-$2,710
                  Mary 45 OH keeping house
                  William A. 21 OH farmer
                  Ann R. 18, Eliza M. 15 OH house keeper
                  DUNCAN, James 18 KY farm hand
                  FORDICE, Ruena (f) 83 VT
Scott Twp.
Pg.186, #97-97, GRAYBILL, Samuel 66 VA farmer $4800-$1200
                  Lidia 59 VA keeping house
                  Amanda J. 25, Samuel C. 19 IN
                  GRAYBILL, William 20 IN farm hand
                  DUNCAN, Ann 21 KY house keeping
Pg.187, #117-117, HOSTETLER, Benniah (m) 58? (55?) OH farmer $2,250-$3,500
                  Lou Ann 32 KY keeping house
                  Mary A. 8, David B. 7 IN
                  William R. 5, Henry B. 3 IN
                  Martha J. 1 IN
                  MAHONEY, B.P. (m) 25 KY farmer $0-$1300
                  MAHONEY, Martha 28 KY
                  DUNCAN Cathrine 29 KY
Union Twp.
Pg.257, #701-690, LINN, William 56 OH farmer $12,000-$2,050
                  Eliza 51 OH keeps house
                  Samuel 20 IN laborer
                  John 17 IN farm laborer
                  George 15 IN at home
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 38 IN at home


Fountain Co. IN Deeds (SLC 9/11/2012)
      6-175/176: No.158. 12 Oct. 1836, William Clifton of Fountain Co. IN to Alanson F. Dunham of Montgomery Co. IN, that William Clifton by 4 notes dated even date stands indebted to said Alanson F. Dunham for $400, the first note to be paid by 25 Dec. next for $100, the second for $100 to be paid by 25 June next, the third to be paid by 5 Dec. 1837, fourth for $100 to be paid by 25 June 1838, for security and $5, convey to said F. Dunham the tract of land in Fountain Co. containing 80 acres now in possession and occupancy of said William Clifton, the E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.20N Range 6W, but if the debt is paid within the times stated, this indenture shall be void. /s/ William Clifton. Wit. James S. McKinney, ?? Meharey. He appeared 30 Oct. 1836 before James L. McKinney? J.P. Side notes: payments received 28 June 1848. Recorded May? 14, 1837. (FHL film 1,321,729)
      6-253/255: No.233. 27 Dec. 1836, William Sprowl of Fountain Co. IN to Alanson F. Dunham of Montgomery Co. IN, that William Sprowl by writing obligatory of even date stands indebted to said Alanson F. Dunham for $220 to be paid by 26 Dec. 1837, now William Sprowl to secure the debt and for $5, convey parcel of land in Fountain Co. IN, SW 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.20N Range 6W containing 80 acres now in possession and occupancy of said William Sprowl, together with appurtenances, but if debt be repaid, this deed void. Side note: Mortgage satisfied March 28, 1839. /s/ William Sprowl. Wit. James McKinney, Enos Westfall. He appeared 27 Dec. 1836 before James S. McKinney, J.P. Assignment of mortgage to Samuel Marin Marin & Denial? Hartsick, January 23, 1837, /s/ Alanson F. Dunham. 23 Jan. 1837, Alanson F. Dunham appeared before Samuel M. Cooley J.P. Montgomery Co. IN to ack. the Assignment of Mortgage. Certification by John Wilson, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fountain Co., 30 Jan. 1837, for James L. McKinney and Samuel M. Cooley. Recorded Feb. 18, 1837. (FHL film 1,321,729)


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, Alexander, widow Duncan, Nancy G.; B 120 Ind. Inf.; filed 1890 June 16, Invalid Appl. #781876, Cert. #860423, S. Dak.; filed 1902 Oct. 10, Widow Appl. #771605, Cert. #547848, IND. (MAD: 1850 Clark Co. MO, 1870 Wayne Co. IA, 1880 Mahaska Co. IA, 1900 Montgomery Co. IN, not identified 1860; b.1838 OH; enlisted Montgomery Co. IN)
      Duncan, John F., mother Duncan, Mary M.; G 10 Ind. Inf.; 1864 Jan. 2, Mother Appl. #42154, Cert. #21526. (MAD: 1850 Montgomery Co. IN census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1893 "Portrait and biographical record of Montgomery, Parke and Fountain counties, Indiana : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens" pub. by Chapman Bros. (FHL film 934,915 item 6)
      Pg.168: Joseph R. Duncan MD, of Scotch-Irish descent, his grandparents emigrated from Ireland when the father of our subject was age eleven; the father's name was Alexander, married three times, the second wife, mother of our subject, being Susan Robb, native of KY who became the mother of eleven children but died when our subject was nineteen. He was born in Highland Co. OH on March 27, 1827; six months after his mother died, he set out to seek his fortune; to KY to work on tobacco plantation, then to IA, then to Montgomery Co. IN, started a school, moved to Waynetown to study medicine; first office at Hillsboro in Fountain Co., in a year to Jacksonville; fall of 1854 to Knoxville [Marion Co.], IA, which he reached Oct. 16, 1854, with a wife and two small children. A member of Home Guards in the late war, care for wounded, made Assistant Surgeon of 11th IA Regiment. (moved to IN, etc.) Married June 29, 1848, to a daughter (unnamed) of William A. Krug of Montgomery Co., a native of PA but later a resident of Crawfordsville who died April 26, 1893 in his 103rd year. The family of Dr. Duncan consists of but two living children, Alice F. and Ernest A.

"History of Montgomery County, Indiana : with personal sketches of representative citizens." by James Whitcomb Riley; pub. Indianapolis Ind.: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1913?, 1398 pgs. (LH6275, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 934,916 items 1-2)
      Pg.103: Tenth Regiment - Three Months Men. Company G. Privates, who were mustered in April 24, '61, and mustered out August 6, '61: Duncan, William S.
      Pg.106: Tenth Regiment Infantry - Three Years. Company B. Corporals ... Duncan, William S., veteranized; died June 25, '64, wounds received at Kenesaw ... Wagoner: Duncan, John, mustered in September 18, '61; discharged March 28, '62; disabililty.
      Pg.150-151: One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment - Infantry, Three Years. Company B. Sergeants: Duncan, Alexander, mustered in January 30, '64; mustered out January 8, '66.
      Pg.185: Roster of Soldiers. The following is supposed to be a correct list of the men who served from Montgomery county, a greater part of whom were in company M, while a few were credited to this county who belonged to odd commands, as noted: John A. Duncan, Fourteenth U.S. Signal Corps Company, enrolled June 28, 1898; mustered out October 31, 1898, as first-class private.
      Pg.187: Company M - Recruits -- Duncan, Carl L.
      Pg.321: Dr. Joseph R. Duncan, who died in Crawfordsville, in July, 1905 was born in Highland county, Ohio; studied at Pleasant Hill (Wingate) under Dr. R.M. Earl and then opened an office at Hillsboro, Fountain county; was assistant surgeon in the Eleventh Iowa regiment in Civil war times, at Vicksburg, and was transferred to the Forty-sixth Iowa regiment. From every view point he was a great man. He had a fine intellect, keen sense of honor and was intensely devoted to his interesting family.

1881 "History of Montgomery County : together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence and other authentic sources" by Hiram Williams Beckwith (FHL book 977.248 H2b)
      Pg.300-1: Dr. Joseph R. Duncan, Crawfordsville, born March 21, 1827, in Highland Co. OH, the son of Alexander and Susan (Robb) Duncan. His father came with parents to America and settled on farm in PA when 11 years of age. Alexander afterward moved to OH where he died July 12, 1861, in Highland Co. at age 81 years. He fought in War of 1812 ... his wife Susan was born in KY and both were members Methodist church. Joseph R., son of above, spent his youth on farm, age 22 began study of medicine. ... Settled at Hillsborough, then at Jacksonville, IN, afterward Knoxville IA. In 1858 attended college, returned to Knoxville where he practiced for 17 years. In 1863 commissioned Assistant Surgeon in 11th IA regiment. ... Mason and Odd-Fellow. Married June 29, 1848, to Mary Krug, daughter of William A. Krug, an old settler now nearly 90 years of age. Mrs. Duncan was born June 11, 1828. They have four children: William A. and Mary C. both decd; Alice E. and Ernest A. living. Methodist church. (MAD: Joseph R. Duncan mar. Mary Krug 6/29/1848 Montgomery Co. IN; 1850 Warren Co. IN census)

1874 "People's Guide (Directory) to Montgomery Co. IN" by Cline & McHaffie (SUTRO microfilm 277 reel 55 book 219, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      Pg.159, Union Township: Duncan, A., farmer; 1-1/2 mi. east of Crawfordsville; born in OH 1837; settled in Montgomery Co. 1841; Rep., Methodist.
      Pg.228, Clark Township: Duncan, J.A., intelligent farmer; 2 mi. southeast of Ladoga; born in KY 1850; settled in Montgomery Co. 1864; Rep., Methodist.

"History of Fountain County [Indiana] : together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence, and other authentic, though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources" by H.W. Beckwith; pub. Chicago: H.H. Hill and N. Iddings, 1881, 1001 pgs. (LH6312, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Montgomery County, pg.b49: Tenth Regiment, Infantry, Three Years, Company B, Corporals: Duncan, William S., must. in Sept. 18, '61; vet'n, died June 25, '64; w'nds rec'd Kenesaw.


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