Duncans in Randolph Co. IN


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

Last revised May 24, 2012

Formed 1818 from Wayne
Allen formed 1824 from Unorganized Territory, Randolph
Delaware formed 1827 from Randolph
Adams formed 1835 from Allen, Randolph
Jay formed 1835 from Randolph, Delaware
Wells formed 1835 from Allen, Delaware, Randolph


1830 Randolph Co. IN Census
Ward Twp.
Pg.35  William Duncan      3210,01  -  0000,1
            (MAD: ??? William A. Dunkan in 1840 Preble Co. OH census ?; or ? 1840 & 1850 Montgomery Co. OH census)

1840 Randolph Co. IN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Randolph Co. IN Census
Stony Creek Twp.
Pg.2, #21, Michael DUNCAN 27 IN chairmaker $1200
                  Hannah C. 28 PA
                  Benjamin F. 5, John S. 3 IN
                  (MAD: mar. Hannah C. Stifler 11/10/1844 Delaware Co. IN; son of William & Hannah Smith of Delaware Co. IN; 1860 Delaware Co. IN census)

1860 Randolph Co. IN Census
Nettle Creek Twp.
Pg.683, #1124-1060, Elisha HURDLE 38 NC BLACK farmer $1000-$160
                  Julia A. 36 IN BLACK
                  Robert 14 IN BLACK
                  Clarkson (m) 12 IN BLACK
                  Elisha 10 IN BLACK
                  Jane DUNCAN 25 IN BLACK
                  Eliza J. 7 IN BLACK
                  not named (m) 3/12 IN BLACK
Wayne Twp.
Pg.1021, #1124-1070, Wm. DUNCAN 72 PA farmer $2000-$400
                  Mary 61 PA
                  (no others in household)
                  (MAD: ??? mar. 1816 Wayne Co. IN; ? 1830 Randolph Co. IN census, ? 1840-1850 Montgomery Co. OH census)

1870 Randolph Co. IN Census
Wayne Twp. (names written first name first)
Pg.485, #328-334, William DUNCAN 80 PA retired farmer $0-$0
                  Mary 69 PA keeping house
                  Peter HORNER 26 PA common laborer


Randolph Co. IN Deed Indexes
   Deed index - grantees, 1820-1848, 1848-1858 (FHL film 1,672,473 items 1-2)
      Dunkin, Wm. from McIntosh, Wm., WD, 4-1-1851, NE SW 11-17-1 (Sec.-Twp-Range), 40 acres, R-279
      Duncan, Michael from Boyce, Thodore, WD, 11-19-1851, Lot 5 Block 1 pt. 18-20-14, 40a, S-53
      Duncan, Wm. from Grove, E., WD, 2-3-1854, W (1/2?) NE 20-20-15, 80 acres, U-581
   Deed index - grantors, 1820-1848, 1848-1859 (FHL film 1,672,476 items 3-4)
      Dunken, William to Willson, David, deed, March 3, 1834, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.10 T21 R13, 80 acres, B-317
      Duncan, William to Robberts, George, WD, Feb. 9, 1854, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.11 T17 R13, 40 acres, V-87
      Duncan, William to Marquis, Jacob, WD, March 1, 1854, E frac. NE 1/4 8-18-14, 80 acres, V-400

Randolph Co. IN Deeds
      B-317: 3 March 1834, William Dunken and wife Elizabeth of Randolph Co. IN to John and David Wilson of Randolph Co. IN, for $225 paid, sell real estate in Randolph Co. IN, the E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.21 Range 13, containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William (X) Dunken, Elizabeth (X) Dunken. Wit. George Miller, William Odle. 3 March 1834, William Dunken and wife Elizabeth appeared before William Odle, J.P. Recorded April 21, 1834. (FHL film 1,666,769)
      R-279/280: 1 April 1851, William McIntosh and Jane McIntosh of Randolph Co. IN to William Duncan of Montgomery Co. OH, for $500 paid, sell land, the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.11 Twp.17 Range 1W estimated to contain 40 acres more or less and also all the land lying west of the above described 40 acres to the state road estimated at five acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title; Jane McIntosh his wife relinquishes her right of dower. /s/ William McIntosh, Jane (X) McIntosh. Wit. David Polly, Wm. P. Shockney. William Mcintosh and Jane McIntosh appeared before David Polly, J.P., 1 April 1851. Recorded June 10, 1851. (FHL film 1,666,789)
      S-53/55: Nov. 19, 1851, Theodore Boyce of Randolph Co. IN, Yeoman, for $300 paid by Michael Duncan of Randolph Co. IN, chair maker, sell tract of land, one lot in Town of Windsor, Randolph Co. IN, Number 5 in Block No.1, warrant title, provided that if Theodore Boyce shall pay to said Michael Duncan $300, $100 in one year from this date and $200 in two years with interest, and until such payment keep the buildings standing on the land afsd insured against fire & all other damages, and pay taxes, then when paid, this deed is void. /s/ Theodore Boyce, Martha (X) Boyce. Theodore Boyce and wife Martha Boyce appeared 19 Nov. 1851 before Owen O. Thompson, J.P. Mortgage was recorded Dec. 31, 1852? (should be 1851, but looks like 1852). (sideways: Satisfaction recorded C-230) (FHL film 1,666,789)
      U-581/582: 3 Feb. 1854, Enos Groves and wife Dorothy Groves of Randolph Co. IN to William "Ducan" of afsd, for $1700, part paid, sell land, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.20 Range 15E containing 80 acres more or less in county & state afsd, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Enos Grove, Dorothy Grove. Wit. Joseph H. Alexander, James Whiteset. Enos Grove and wife Dorothy Grove appeared before James Whiteset, J.P., 3 Feb. 1854. Recorded Feb. 4, 1854.
            25 months after date I promise to pay Enos Groves $300 as payment for W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.20N R15E, 1 Feb. 1854, /s/ Wm. Ducan.
            37 months after date I promise to pay Enos Groves $300, in full payment for W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.20N Range 15E, 1 Feb. 1854, /s/ Wm. Ducan.
            13 months after date I promise to pay Enos Groves $400, in full payment for W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.20N Range 15E, 1 Feb. 1854, /s/ Wm. Ducan.
            Above 3 notes recorded Feb. 4, 1854. (FHL film 1,666,845)
      V-87/88: 9 Feb. 1854, William "Ducan" and wife Mary Duncan for $1,000 paid by George Robberts, sell real estate in Randolph Co. IN, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.11 Twp.17, Range 1E, all the land lying west of the above described 40 acres to the state road estimated at 5 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Duncan, Mary Duncan. They appeared before Andrew Dickson, J.P., 9 Feb. 1854. Recorded March 8, 1854. (FHL film 1,666,845)
      V-400/401: 1 March 1854, William Duncan and wife Mary Duncan of Randolph Co. IN convey and warrant to Jacob Mangus of Randolph Co. IN for $1500, real estate in Randolph Co. IN, the E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.22 Twp.21 Range 15E, containing 80 acres more or less. /s/ Wm. Duncan, Mary Duncan. They appeared 1 March 1854 before James Whitesel, J.P. Recorded Aug. 19, 1854. (FHL film 1,666,846)

HISTORIES before 1923

1908 "Commemorative biographical record of prominent and representative men of Indianapolis [Marion Co. IN] and vicinity : containing biographical sketches of business and professional men and of many of the early settled families" pub. by J.H. Beers (FHL book 977.252/I2 D3c and fiche 6,101,617 (Vol.1) and 6,101,618 (Vol.2); ? CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      Pg.269-272: DUNKIN. The Dunkin family, some members of which spell their name Duncan, orig. from Scotland, branch herein from old Colonial stock of PA in the Red Stone country. John Dunkin, grandfather of Michael and William Dunkin, of Selma [Delaware Co.], IN, was a farmer who went from PA to OH as a young man; in latter state he married Elizabeth Sunderland, who died July 15, 1843, in Union Co. IN, she the dau. of Peter Sunderland, one of orig. pioneers. The Sunderlands had preceded Dunkins to that section, and when John Dunkin, accompanied by a companion, crossed the mountains with a knapsack on his back, he found them well settled. Dayton, OH, was then a hamlet ... After marriage, John Dunkin settled on Mad river, 3 miles southeast of Dayton [Montgomery Co.], where he cleared a farm and resided until death. He & wife were parents of: William, b. Sept. 22, 1788, died Nov. 22, 1870; John, b. Oct. 21, 1790; Peter, b. June 8, 1792; Michael, b. Jan. 29, 1795, died young; Rachel, b. Jan. 20, 1797, d. Jan. 2, 1860; Benjamin, b. Aug. 20, 1799; Michael, b. Aug. 28, 1801; John b. Sept. 5, 1803; Joshua, b. Sept. 25, 1805; Polly, b. Nov. 22, 1807; and David, b. Sept. 22, 1810, d. Sept. 1, 1881. These names and dates are from the records left by William Dunkin, and copied in the family Bible.
            (MAD: William in 1850 Delaware Co. IN census; Peter in 1850 Carroll Co. IN census; Benjamin in 1850 Carroll Co. IN census; Michael (Richard?) in ? 1850 Carroll Co. IN census; John in ?? 1850 Fulton Co. OH census; Joshua in 1850 Carroll Co. IN census; David in 1850 Union Co. IN census; Elizabeth (Sunderland) in 1840 Union Co. IN census)
      William Dunkin, b. Sept. 22, 1788, son of John, reared on Mad river in Montgomery Co. OH, there married May 11, 1815, to Hannah Smith, b. in New Jersey, dau. of John Smith who died in that State, the dau. removing to Montgomery Co. OH with friends Joseph Silver and his family. Mr. Dunkin about 1820 removed to IN, settled Union Co. In May 1827 family moved to Delaware Co., there then being 6 children, and settled on farm now occupied by William Dunkin, one of the children; farm purchased from Robert Bronson and from Jacob Jackson. In 1854 built present 2-story house. ... older Dunkins were "Hardshell" Baptists, John Dunkin having been a preacher of that faith in OH. In politics William Duncan was orig. an old-line Whig, later one of original Republicans, voting for Fremont and Lincoln. Served in War of 1812 for 2 years as corporal in an OH regiment, his service being in Canada; stationed at Terre Haute, IN, when battle of Tippecanoe was fought. Regiment recruited at Dayton, OH. Mr. Dunkin died Nov. 22, 1870, aged 82; his wife died Feb. 1870. Their children were: John S., b. Feb. 10, 1816, in Union Co. IN; Louisa, b. May 18, 1818; Elizabeth, b. May 31, 1820; Michael, b. Feb. 25, 1822; Elmira, b. Sept. 2, 1825; Aaron, b. Feb. 19, 1828; William, b. Feb. 22, 1832; and George, twin of William. The above record was copied from the family Bible, where it is inscribed in the clear handwriting of Edward Henry, an old-time school teacher of Wellsburg, VA, and dated 1849.
      WILLIAM DUNKIN, son of William, born on old homestead Feb. 22, 1832, ... age 22 married Elizabeth Ellen Clevenger, b. on edge of Randolph Co. IN May 5, 1838, dau. of Morgan and Rebecca Ann (Conner) Clevenger, Morgan the son of Samuel and Margaret Clevenger. (more on Clevenger family not copied here). Mr. Dunkin ... Methodist, Republican; six children: George Morgan, Hannah Jane, Frances Helen, William Sherman, Lida Pauline, and David J. ... has lived to see each of them grow up ...
      MICHAEL DUNKIN, born in Union Co. IN Feb. 25, 1822, age 5 when father moved to this section near 1st May 1827. ... attended school one summer in Union Co. IN, living with his grandmother, Elizabeth Dunkin, after death of her husband John in OH. Four of her sons and Samuel Wilson, who had married her daughter Rachel, had settled there. Michael Dunkin also attended school in Delaware Co. one term, one term in Smithfield, and two terms ... Selma. ... On Nov. 9, 1843, Michael Dunkin married in Liberty Twp. to Hannah Caroline Stiffler, b. Bedford Co. PA March 5, 1823, dau. of John & Elizabeth (Hull) Stiffler (more on Stiffler family not copied here). Campbellite Church 1854, Whig & later Republican. (MAD: 1850 Randolph Co. IN census) Children:
            Benjamin Franklin Dunkin, b. Feb. 4, 1845, married Mary Bradfield and has 2 children: Cora (m. Isaac Wingate, farmer of Delaware Co; they have dau. Ethel); and Clay (m. Hattie Williams, 2 children: Helen & Emily).
            John Sampson Dunkin, b. Aug. 28, 1846, farmer of Delaware Co., m. Julia DeWitt, has children: Maggie (m. Nebraska Bullock, farmer of Delaware Co., has 3 children: Mark, Ruth & Paul); Mattie (twin of Maggie, m. Charles Dill, farmer of Delaware Co., has child Dorothea); Hattie, Ann, Joshua, Joseph & Jessie.
            Zachariah Taylor Dunkin, b. June 18, 1850, m. Maggie Norris and has ch.: Edgar (lives St. Louis, has child Kenneth), Nellie & Kirby.
            Hannah Elizabeth Dunkin, b. Nov. 11, 1852, d. age 13 years.
            Mary Louisa Dunkin, b. Oct. 7, 1854, m. Charles Carmichael, have 2 children: Carrie (m. V. Smithson) and Myrtle (m. William Kessling, had 3 ch: Elsie, Kenneth & Floy).
            John Fremont Dunkin, b. June 28, 1857, farmer of Delaware Co., m. Dora Reece, has ch: Louis, Earl, Grenada and Margaret.
            Aaron Clay Dunkin, b. Feb. 15, 185- (sic), m. Jenny Carmody, had 2 ch: Floy and Lois.
            William Perry Dunkin, b. Nov. 14, 1848, d. in infancy.
      MAD: Montgomery Co. OH Deed Q-384: (blank day and month) 1832, Elizabeth (X) Dunkin widow of John Dunkin of Montgomery Co. OH decd, and William Dunkin (and) Hannah his wife, Peter Dunkin (and) Rebecca (X) his wife, Richard Dunkin (and) Lydia his wife, Benjamin Dunkin (and) Jane his wife, Joshua Dunkin (and) Julian his wife (signed Julia Ann (X) Dunkin), David (X) Dunkin (and) Mary (X) his wife, Samuel Wilson (and) Rachel (X) his wife, and Mary Dunkin, all heirs at law of estate of said John Dunkin decd, to Peter Popence, Elizabeth Popence, Cynthia Ann Popence and James Popence Junr. of County aforesaid, for $2,250, the NW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.2 Range 6, and 50.4 acres (being) E part of NE 1/4 Sec.26 Range and Twp. aforesaid, between the Miami Rivers, (meets & bounds), containing in all 223.1 acres. Wit. William Langston, John Black, H? Claron?. Union Co. IN certification for Elizabeth Dunkin, William Dunkin and wife Hannah, Richard Dunkin and wife Lydia, Benjamin Dunkin and wife Jane, Joshua Dunkin and wife Julian Ann, David Dunkin and wife Mary, Samuel Wilson and wife Rachel, and Mary Dunkin, 7 June 1832. Carroll Co. IN certification for Peter Duncan (sic) and wife Rebecca, 24 Sept. 1832. (FHL film 966,648)


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