Duncan research files of
1830 Parke Co. IN Census Pg.104 John Dunkin 1110,0010,0001 - 1011,01 (MAD: ?? 1820 Hardin Co. KY census; ? d. 1839 Platte Co. MO?) 105 Nathan Dankin? 1200,01 - 2000,1 (MAD: to Macoupin Co. IL) 115 John Dunkin 1012,001 - 2021,01 William Dunkin 0000,1 - 0000,1 1840 Parke Co. IN Census Pg.150 William Green 1001,0010,001 - 0220,01 Rev. Pensioner Jesse Duncan age 85
1850 Parke Co. IN Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1/1984)
Pg.216, #825-825, Halbert HAMILTON 39 KY farmer $2000
Nancy 31 KY
Robert DUNCAN 9, John R. 7 IN
Sarah E. TODD 17 IN
Melvin HUTTON (m) 14 IN
Nancy TODD 9 IN
Pg.217, #829-829, Thomas BURNSIDES 46 KY farmer $2000
Elizabeth 44 OH
Mary J. 16, Isaac N. 12 IN
John H. 9, David W. 9 IN
Sarah M. 6, Martha C. 5 IN
Isaac 50 KY farmer $2000
Robert DUNCAN 15 IN farmer $0
1860 Parke Co. IN Census
Pg.584, #17-17, Calvin W. LIVINGS 37 NH banker $4000-$2500
Esther 33 ENG
Esther H. 14, Freddy W. (m) 12 NY
Charles 9 NY
George 5, William H. 1 IN
Elizabeth DUNCAN 18 IRE servant
1870 Parke Co. IN Census
Pg.84, #254-238, ROSS, John 31 IN (white) farmer $0-$300
Mary 27 IN K.H.
Martha 7 IN
Caleb 15 IN F. laborer
DUNCAN, R.C. (m) 35 IN F.laborer $0-$150
Pg.130, #14-14, SILER, Elzira E. (f) 39 IN K.H. $1500-$1200
Hannah 67 NC K.H.
DUNCAN, Woodard (m) 22 IN at school $1200-$0
NEWLIN, Olivia (f) 20 NC school teacher
Parke Co. IN Index to Estates, 1833-1981 (FHL film 2,230,726 item 1; SLC 2/2009)
Duncan, Jesse: Adm/exec. A.L. Rouche, amount of bond $40, June 15, 1848; Order Book 4-246; Inventory 9-92; Sale Bill 9-92; Bond Record 1-248; Amount Current Record 5-126; Complete Record 9-91; when discharged Dec. 12, 1850.
Quit 1900, no other Duncan
Parke Co. IN Complete Record Book v.9, Sept. 1850 to March 1852 (FHL film 2,230,729 items 1)
9-91/93: December term, 1850, At a Probate Court begun and held at the Court House in the town of Rockville in the County of Parke and state of Indiana on the 2nd Monday, the same being the ninth day of December 1850 ... The final settlement of the Estate of Jesse Duncan deceased. Be it remembered that at the June term of the Parke Probate Court in 1848 in Park Co. IN, Addison L. Rouche was duly appointed administrator of the estate of Jesse Duncan decd, and Letters of administration were granted, ... (copy of wording) ... 15 June 1848, letters of administration granted to Addison S. Rouch ... Bond dated 15 June 1848 by A.L. Rouche and Jno. G. Davis, $40, to administer estate of Jesse Duncan. Afterwards continued in September and December 1848, and March, June, September, and December 1849, and March, June and September 1850. Now 9 December 1850 Addison L. Roache administrator files an account current. 1848, to boarding nursing & attending deceased in his last sickness, bill by William Green, Dr., $14.50. Received payment in full, December 13, 1850, Wm. (X) Green. Administrator reports he received from the Pension agent at Madison Indiana the sum of $14.50 balance and the deceased as a Revolutionary Soldier at the time of his death, which he has paid over to William Green. The decedent had no other property at the time of his death of any kind whatever. He charges nothing for his services as administrator nor does the clerk make any charge for his services. /s/ A.L. Roache, Dec. 12, 1850. Confirmed by the court, December 13, 1850.
Parke Co. IN Deed Index (FHL film 2,229,610)
Vol.A, 1823-1840; Pgs.71-72, 73-74, 75-76, 77-78
Duncan, John to Jesse McLain, WD, $150, E 1/2 NE 1/4 [Sec-Twp-Range] 33-16-6, 80 acres, Jan. 7, 1832 - Dec. 24, 1832, D-46
Duncan, John to John White, WD, $800, NW 1/4 12-15-6, 160 acres, Oct. 28, 1826 - Oct. 28, 1826, Vol.1-3 Relief Record
Duncan, John to Laben Ellis, WD, $100, E 1/2 NW 1/4 5-15-6, 77.6 acres, Oct. 7, 1829 - Oct. 2, 1830, Vol.1-12 Relief Record
Duncan, John to Lewis Thompson, WD, $125, W 1/2 NE 1/4 13-15-6, -- [acres], Dec. 25, 1827 - May 5, 1828, Vol.1-136 RR
Duncan, John to Jacob Bowsher, WD, $220, E 1/2 SW 1/4 35-17-8, 80 acres, Jan. 9, 1827 - July 21, 1827, Vol.1-178 RR
Duncan, John to John Simpson, WD, $200, W 1/2 NE 1/4 6-15-6, 80 acres, and E 1/2 NW 1/4 6-15-6, 67 acres, Oct. 7, 1829 - Oct. 2, 1830, Vol.1-338 RR
Duncan, Nathan from Charles Jordan, WD, $150, W 1/2 NE 1/4 2-16-8, $80, Feb. 26, 1831, Feb. 26, 1831, Vol.1 pg.408 RR
Duncan, Williamson from Alexr Harbison, WD, $100, E 1/2 NE 1/4 34-16-6, $80, April 21, 1832 - May 18, 1833, Vol.1 pg.50
Duncan, John (Atty) to Samuel Scott, WD, $400, NE 1/4 3-15-6, Aug. 13, 1833, April 26, 1834, 1-417
Duncan, Mary to Duncan & Tyler, WD, $1, all int. in estate of John Wood decd, Dec. 4, 1834 - Dec. 31, 1834, 2-55
Duncan, John to John Collins, WD, $130, W 1/2 SW 1/4 3-15-6, Feb. 22, 1834 - April 7, 1835, 2-170
Duncan, John to Sterling Carver, WD, $1200, E 1/2 SE 1/4 34-16-6, 80 acres, and W 1/2 SW 1/4 35-16-6, 80 acres, Mar. 24, 1834 - May 4, 1835, 2-182
Duncan, Williamson to Nathan Plunkit, WD, $200, E 1/2 NE 1/4 34-16-6, 80 acres, Mar. 31, 1835 - Sept. 2, 1835, 2-294
Duncan, John to Aaron Maris, WD, $400, W 1/2 SE 1/4 1-16-8, 80 acres, Oct. 30, 1835, Dec. 25, 1835, 2-416
Deed Index 2 (spine: 1, 1840-1848)
Duncan, Andrew T. et al to Willis Wilkey, WD, $200, E 1/2 NW 1/4 12-17-8, 80 acres, Oct. 30, 1844 - Jan. 23, 1845, 9-49
Duncan, Charles to James W. Tyler, P of Atty, Aug. 24, 1847 - Dec. 4, 1847, 10-359
Deed Index 3 (spine: 2, June 1848 - Sept. 1852)
Dunnagan and Dunigan not copied, no Duncan
Deed Index 4 (spine: 3, Sept. 1852 - Jan. 1856)
Dunnagan and Dunigan not copied, no Duncan
Parke Co. IN Deeds
MAD: Deed Books D and Relief Record book not found on film
Deed records, v. 1-3, 1833-1837 (FHL film 2,229,616)
County Deed Record 1, 1833-1834
1-50: 21 April 1832, Alexander Harbison and wife Elizabeth to William Duncan, all Parke Co. IN, for $100 paid, sell land in Parke Co. IN, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.16N Range 6W containing 80 acres, warrant title. /s/ A. Harbison, Elizabeth (X) Harbison. Wit. J.McDonald, William Stephenson. They appeared before J. McDonald, J.P. of Parke Co. IN, 21 April 1832. Recorded May 18, 1833.
1-156/157: 18 July 1833, John Duncan, attorney in fact for Alexander Moore of Parke Co. IN, to Isaiah Ratliff of Putnam Co. IN, for $100 paid, land in Park Co. IN, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.15N Range 6, containing 80 acres, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan. Wit. William Harbison, A. Harbison. 19 July 1833, John Duncan appeared before Saml. R. Hamilton, J.P., Parke Co. IN. Recorded August 30, 1833. (MAD: Next deed 1-157, 18 July 1833, Alexander Harbison and wife Elizabeth of Parke Co. IN to Isaiah Ratliff of Putnam Co. IN, for $80 paid, S 1/2 E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.15N Range 6W.)
1-417: 13 Aug. 1833, John Duncan attorney in fact for Alexander Moore and wife Nancy, by instrument in writing to said John Duncan 15 Sept. 1832, to Samuel Scott, all of Parke Co. IN, for $400 paid, sell NE 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.15N Range 6W, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan. Wit. Thos. Lanning, John Sampson. 14 Aug. 1833, John Duncan appeared before [unnamed] J.P. of Parke Co. IN. Recorded April 26, 1834.
County Deed Record 2, 1834-1836
2-55/56: 4 Dec. 1834, Mary Duncan formerly Mary Wood of Nelson Co. KY to Charles Duncan and James W. Tyler, that John Wood late of Parke Co. IN, being a brother of said Mary, lately died intestate leaving about 240 acres of land in Parke Co. IN and a considerable amount of personal estate consisting of many horses, cattle &c, and a certain Moses Wood and the said Mary Duncan formerly Wood are the only heirs of said John Wood decd, now this indenture, the said Mary Duncan formerly Mary Wood for love and affection for her son Charles Duncan and her son-in-law James W. Tyler, and for $1, sell and convey to said Charles Duncan and James W. Tyler her right to the estate, either real or personal, of which John Wood died possessed in Park Co. IN or elsewhere, and her interest in the money or personal estate which John Wood died possessed at the time of his death in Park Co. IN, warrant title. /s/ Mary (X) Duncan. Wit. William M. Foster, Richard H. Calvert. Mary Duncan appeared 6 Dec. 1834 before Richard H. Calvert and William M. Foster, Justices of the Peace for Nelson Co. KY. Certification 8 Dec. 1834 by Nathaniel Wickliffe, Clerk of Nelson Co. Court, for Richard H. Calvert and William M. Foster. Certification by Robert Hogan, Presiding Justice & Senior Magistrate of Nelson Co. Court for Nathl. Wickliffe, 8 Dec. 1834. Recorded Dec. 31, 1834.
2-170/171: 22 Feb. 1834, John Duncan of Parke Co. IN to John Collins of afsd, for $130 paid, land in Parke Co., W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.15N Range 6W, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan. Wit. J. McDonald, John Spencer. 22 Feb. 1836, John Duncan appeared before J. McDonald, J.P. Recorded April 7, 1835.
2-182/183: 24 March 1834, John Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Parke Co. IN to Sterling Corver of afsd, for $1200 paid, sell land, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.16N Range 6W, also W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.16N Range 6W, containing 80 acres each, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Wit. J. McDonald, Thomas Thompson. 24 March 1834, John Duncan and wife Elizabeth appeared before J. McDonald, J.P. Recorded May 4, 1835.
2-294/295: 31 March 1835, Williamson Duncan and wife Jane of Parke Co. IN to Nathan Plunkit of afsd, for $200 paid, sell land in Parke Co. IN, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.16N Range 6W containing 80 acres, warrant title. /s/ Williamson (X) Duncan, Jane (X) Duncan. Wit. J. McDonald, Jane Carver. Williamson Duncan and wife Jane appeared 31 March 1835 before J. McDonald, J.P. Recorded Sept. 2, 1835.
2-416/417: 30 Oct. 1835, John Duncan and wife Uley of Macoupin Co. IL to Aaran Maris of Orange Co. IN, for $400 paid, sell land in Parke Co. IN, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.16N Range 8W containing 80 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Uley (X) Duncan. Wit. John Wilson, Abel Prichard. They appeared 30 Oct. 1835 before John Wilson, J.P., Macoupin Co. IL. Certification by Tristram P. Horsey, Clerk of County Court, for John Wilson 30 Oct. 1835. Recorded Dec. 25, 1835.
Deed records, v. 9-10, 1844-1848 (FHL film 2,229,619)
9-49/50: 30 Oct. 1844, Andrew T. Duncan and wife Sary Duncan and Absalom R. Duncan and wife Patience Levina Duncan, all of Gallatin Co. IL, to Willis Wilkey of Parke Co. IN, for $200 paid, sell tract of land or lot of ground in Parke Co. IN, the E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.17N Range 8W containing 80 acres, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Andrew Duncan, Sarah Duncan, Absalom Duncan, Patience (X) Duncan. They appeared before Isaac N. Barker, J.P., Gallatin Co. IL, 30 Oct. 1844, and the wives relinquished their dower right. Certification by Leonard White, Clerk of County Comissioners Court, Gallatin Co. IL, for Isaac N. Parker, 2 Nov. 1844. Recorded Jan. 23, 1845. (FHL film 2,229,619) (MAD: 1850 Macoupin Co. IL census)
10-359: 24 Aug. 1847, Charles Duncan and wife Mahala Duncan of Van Buren Co. MO appoint James W. Tyler of Jefferson Co. KY our attorney to sell all the lands belonging to the estate of John Woods deceased, being in Park Co. IN, to which we became entitled by the last will of said John Woods deceased, reference to records of the proper Court for Park Co. IN, with appurtenances, to such person and for such price as he shall think proper, and to make the deed in fee simple, ... /s/ Charles Duncan, Mahala Duncan. They appeared 24 Aug. 1847 before Richard D. Berry, J.P., Van Buren Co. MO, and Mahala relinquished her dower. Certification by James C. Jackson, Clerk of Van Buren Co. MO County Court, for Richard D. Berry, 14 Sept. 1847. Recorded Dec. 4, 1847. (FHL film 2,229,619)
JESSE DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-16774 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives; extract from Alice Duncan 1978-79)
Born 1754 (78 yrs old in 1832), died 9 Feb. 1848, Park Co. IN. Entered service 1778 in Caswell Co. NC, a pvt under Capt. Robt. Moore, Gen. Lincoln, and Maj. Donaho and Col. Lytle; wit. John Price Sr. of Green Co. TN. Muster rolls show Jesse a private in Capt. Reid's Co. 1st Reg, May 1776, discharged 28 May 1779. (MAD: Russell Co. VA County Court Law Order Book 6-31, 5 May 1818; wit. William Paskel, Jesse served ca 1778 under Col. James Sanders, Capt. Robert Moore, Gen. Ash.) Declaration 17/19 Feb. 1829 in Washington Co. VA, age 74; reference ca 1829 to Thomas Paskill of Pulaski Co. KY; declaration 2 Sept. 1832 in Rush Co. IN, age ca 78; declaration 2 May 1833 in Parke Co. IN where he had two children; declaration 29 Dec. 1835 in Russell Co. VA where he also had children, wit. James Lynch; declaration 13 April 1839 in Floyd Co. KY where he had grandchildren living, wit. Jesse Hall; declaration 15 Feb. 1840 in Parke Co. IN where he had daughter living, wit. Lewis Noel; administrator of estate Addison L. Roache, Jesse d. 9 Feb. 1848 in Parke Co. IN; no widow; children: Nancy Lark; Phoebe Lynch; Sally McCoy; Amy Collins; Hannah Green.
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1916 "Parke Co. IN Memorial" author not given, pub. by Rockville Chautauqua Assn. (FHL film 1,320,808 item 6)
No index; following from page by page scan
Pg.4-5: The Tippecanoe Campaign and Battle ... no Duncan mentioned.
Pg.127: Revolutionary Soldiers ... It is to be regretted that the request made to the township vice presidents of the Centennial celebration to identify the graves of all Revolutionary soldiers in the County failed of its purpose. It is probable that a score or more soldiers of the American Revolution came to the County in its dearly days ... The most notable, Captain Daniel Stringham ... One Revolutionary soldier, John Duncan, is buried in the Rockville cemetery; another ... No others were reported. ... War of 1812.
1880 "History of Vigo and Parke counties together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley" by Hiram Williams Beckwith (FHL film 934,921 item 3)
Book 1, pg.1-264, History of Wabash Valley by Beckwith
no Duncan biography
Book 2, pg.1-504, History of Parke Co. IN by Beedle
Pg.76: Adams Twp. Rockville Cemetery: ... There are 42 soldiers' graves. One soldier of the revolution lies here -- Jesse Duncan, who fought at Guilford Courthouse. This grave, on the east end of lot No. 147, is unmarked, and all trace of it would long since have disappeared had not Mr. Alexander taken pains to preserve its identity. (other soldiers names) ... Following are the names of the nation's defenders sepulchered in this cemetery: Jesse Duncan, ...
Pg.195: Union Twp. Early Settlers. ... John Duncan entered land in 1822 or 1823, and Thomas Carmichael could not have been non-resident far from this date. ...
Book 3, pg.1-525, History of Vigo Co. IN by Judge S.B. Gookins
No Duncan biography
"Annual report of the Indiana State Horticultural Society : proceedings of the tenth annual session, held at Indianapolis, Jan. 3, 4, and 5, 1871." (anonymous); pub. Indianapolis: R.J. Bright, state printer, 1871, 193 pgs. (LH7249, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
List of members: (pg.8) R.C. Duncan, Nurseryman, Portland Mills, Indiana (MAD: ? Parke Co. IN 1870 census; Portland Mills, Putnam Co. IN)
1893 "Portrait & Biographical Record Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Cos. IN" by Chapman Bros. (FHL film 934,915 item 6)
No Duncan biography in Parke Co. IN; see Montgomery & Fountain Cos. IN.
1904 "Standard atlas of Parke County, Indiana : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... Analysis of the system of U.S. land surveys" comp. & pub. by Geo. A. Ogle (SUTRO microfilm 277 Reel 53 book 209, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
Pg.75, Patrons' Reference Directory: Duncan, Ira W., farmer, Sec.3, Sugar Creek Twp, P.O. Tangier, 1904 (date settled in Parke Co.)
1881 "Combined History of Shelby & Moultrie Counties, Illinois : and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers" pub. by Brink, McDonough & Co. (FHL film 1,000,516 item 1)
Pg.297: Shelby Co. IL, Holland Twp. John Duncan, M.D. Dr. Duncan is among old practitioners of Shelby Co. He was born in Parke Co. IN in 1826. His parents, Nathan and Elizabeth Lavinia Duncan, were natives of NC. They emigrated to IN about 1820, and remained in that state until 1834, when they removed to Macoupin Co. IL and settled near Clyde, where Nathan Duncan still resides. They were among the first settlers and pioneers of both IN and IL. ... June 20, 1865, when he came to Shelby Co. In March 1858 he married Nancy Jane Jones, native of Macoupin Co. ... (MAD: see Shelby Co. IL for more)
Putnam Co. IN Deed
T-345/346: 20 Jan. 1831, John Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Park Co. IN to Catlit Proctor of Putnam Co. IN, for $150 paid, sell land in Clinton Twp, Putnam Co. IN, containing 91 acres and 30/100 of an acre, and [which] is E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.16N Range 5W, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Wit. John Hubbard, John K. Hubbard. John Duncan and wife Elizabeth appeared before John Hubbard, J.P., Putnam Co. IN, 7 July 1831. Recorded Nov. 15, 1855. (FHL film 1,315,562)
Hardin Co. KY Deed (FHL film 388,595)
J-513: Indenture made at Frankfort, KY, 1 Nov. 1824, Henry Banks of City of Richmond, VA, to John Duncan of Indiana, John Duncan lately claimed 244 acres by several purchases within a tract of 8,000 acres patented in name of Daniel Linder in Hardin Co., said patent recorded in Circuit Court of US by Henry Banks; Duncan wants to obtain conveyance of same tract; in consideration of $122 paid by John Fife of Hardin Co. who sold to John Duncan, 244 acres conveyed by said John Fife and Philip Banger as will appear by deeds recorded in Hardin Co., and 40 acres to John Goodman recorded in said court. Wit. J.B. Thatcher, Jos. Crutcher.
"Parke Co. IN Old Land Entree Book" by Lilian Hargrove Weller (FHL book 977.2465 R2w) and "Parke Co. IN Land Entries" Vol.I, by Immogene B. Hannan Brown (FHL book 977.2465 R2b and film 1,307,567)
These books list the early land entries 1822-1827 and later, by township and range, including John Duncan of Hardin Co. KY who had 160 acres in T15N R6W (Union Twp.) in 1822, many other entries by a John Duncan in Union, Greene and Penn Twp., and an Andrew and Absolom Duncan who had an entry of 80 acres in T17N R8W (Liberty Twp.) in 1829.
Early existing Parke Co. IN Deeds have been abstracted by Immogene B. Hannan Brown in volumes (FHL books 977.2465 R2b v.2 and later)
"Parke Co. IN Abstract of Deed Book D, 1832-1833" Vol.II, which includes a deed in 1832 from John Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Greene Twp. The author noted that Deed Books A, B and C were destroyed by fire 1832.
"Parke Co. IN Relief Record of Deeds" Vol.III, with the author's note that the relief record of deeds was started in 1833 after the fire. This volume includes deeds by John Duncan and wife Betsy or Elizabeth in 1826, 1827 and 1829, and John Duncan and wife Uly in 1827 (MAD: from Lincoln Co. NC), and a deed in 1831 to Nathan Duncan.
"Parke Co. IN Abstract of County Deed Record 1, 1833-1834" Vol.IV, includes deeds in 1832 to Williamson Duncan, and deeds in 1833 by John Duncan as attorney for Alexander Moore and wife Nancy.
"Parke Co. IN Abstract of County Deed Record 2, 1834-1836" Vol.V, includes deeds in 1834 by Mary Duncan formerly Mary Wood of Nelson Co. KY (sister of John Wood, late of Parke Co. Ind.) to her son Charles Duncan and her son-in-law James W. Tyler of her interest in the estate of her brother John Wood; and 1834 and 1835 deeds from John Duncan and wife Elizabeth, Williamson Duncan and wife Jane (MAD: 1850 Posey Co. IN census) and John Duncan and wife Uley of "Maccoupin" Co. IL.
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