Duncans in Vanderburgh Co. IN


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

Last revised January 22, 2011

Formed 1818 from Gibson, Posey, Warrick


1830 Vanderburgh Co. IN Census
Pg.204  John M. Duncun     1010,11    - 0011,01
          (MAD: wife Rebecca from mar. of their dau. Ann Eliza to
            John M. Stockwell 3/1/1838; 1840 Warrick Co. IN census)

1840 Vanderburgh Co. IN Census
Pg.347  Wm. Dunkin         1000,001   - 1000,11     Perry
   355  Thomas Duncan      1010,01    - 1110,11     Scott
          (MAD: ? mar. Rachel Robinson 5/19/1823 Gibson Co. IN;
             1830 Gibson Co. IN census; ch. in 1850 Gibson Co. IN)

1850 Vanderburgh Co. IN Census
Pg.373, #119-119, Philip HORNBROOK 40 ENG merchant $500
                  Mary 43 MA
                  Richd. S. 12 & ch. to age 4 b. IN
                  Rachel DUNCAN 20 IN
Pg.399, #511-511, Robt. BARNES 49 KY merchant $80,250
                  Sarah 39 PA
                  William DUNCAN 21 IN clerk
                  Sarah A. CHILDS 16 IN
                  Caroline THOMPSON 29 PA
Pg.400, #514-514, John M. STOCKWELL 34 KY merchant $42000
                  Anne 27 IN
                  Mary 10, John 8, Sarah 5 IN
                  Anne 1 NY
                  Rebecca DUNCAN 16 IN
                  Amand NICKOLS (f) 22 KY (& others)
                  (MAD: John M. Stockwell mar. Ann Eliza Duncan 3/1/1838)
Pg.414, #76-76, James W. DUNCAN 25 IN carpenter $0
                  Mary A. 25 OH
                  Casimer (m) 12 IN
                  Rachel STREET 23 OH
                  Wm. ROBINSON 26 UNK carpenter $0
                  (MAD: James W. Duncan mar. Mary Ann Street 4/13/1848; 1870 San Francisco Co. CA census, Wd.6)
Pg.414, #77-77, Joel THERWOOD & family
Pg.414, #78-78, Rachel DUNCAN 18 IN (alone)
Pg.462, #15-15, Marshall McMARRON? 35 PA farmer $1000
                  Mary A. 22 IN
                  Marshall 8, Mary E. 4 IN
                  John F. 3, Sarah R. 8/12 IN
                  Leany WELLS (f) 19 IN
                  Almeda DUNCAN (f) 14 IN
                  Lewis MILLER 19 GERmany farmer
                  Charles 17 GER farmer
                  Christ. SHUNBARGH (m) 19 GER farmer
Pg.474, #8-8, H.J. DUNCAN (m) 31 PA farmer $0
                  Lorenia 34 KY
                  Joseph H. PARKER 17 IN
                  Mina 11, Harriet 9, Sarah 4 KY
                  (MAD: Hiram J. Duncan mar. Lorena Parker 4/30/1845 Henderson Co. KY)
Pg.498, #43-43, Matthew DUNCAN 30 IN farmer $0
                  Elizabeth 24 CT
                  Wm. A. 4 IN
                  (MAD: Matthew Duncan mar. Elizabeth M. Squires 9/12/1844)

1850 IN Mortality Schedule, Vol.II & III (FHL film)
      Vanderburgh Co., Union Twp, pg.282:
      Sarah J. Duncan, age 1, b. Inda., d. July of croop, sick 3 days
      John T. Duncan, age 1/12, b. Inda., d. March of unknown, sick "S" (sudden?)

1860 Vanderburgh Co. IN Census
Pigeon Twp., Evansville City
Pg.399, #4-7, Rebecca DUNCAN 63 PA
                  (no other family members)
                  (MAD: widow of John M. Duncan; 1850 Warrick Co. IN census)
Pg.445, #328-328, Landlady & others, incl.
                  M.A. DUNCAN (f) 34 OH visitor
Pg.447, #352-347, Allen DUNCAN 36 TN engineer $0-$350
                  Nancy 23 KY
                  Maria 1 MS
                  Adeline WALLACE 19 TN, Dawson (m) 18 TN
                  Barbara EZREKUOWA? 50 Austria washerwoman
                  (MAD: 1850 Livingston Co. KY census an engineer, mar. 1st Frances Matheny 7/15/1850, mar. 2nd Nannie C. Smith 8/2/1854, both Livingston Co. KY)
Pg.459, #429-428, (apparently boarders, about 10 people, incl.)
                  William DUNCAN (blank) IN (blank occupation)
Knight Twp
Pg.767, #538-529, Tristram DUNCAN 57 VT farmer $5280-$400
                  Isabella 50 IN
                  Henry CASS 17 IN farmhand
                  Martin 13 IN

1870 Vanderburgh Co. IN Census
Armstrong Twp. (skips from Twp.pg.5 to Twp.pg.10)
Pg.92 (Twp.pg.5), #36-36, BERGER, Gottl. (m) 55 PRUssia farmer $2000-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Susan 52 PRUssia keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Schwietch A. (m) 12, Fraupelen? C. (f) 13 IN, parents of foreign birth
                  (bottom of page)
Pg.93 (Twp.pg.10) (top of page)
Pg.93, #(blank), John 18, Henry 16 IN (not parents of foreign birth)
                  Racheal 21 IN house keeper
                  MARTEN, Racheal (f) 15, Elizabeth 14 IN
                  Mary 11, George 9 IN
                  Seely (f) 6, Makely (f) 2 IN
                  DUNCAN?, Bakie (f) 4 IN
                  DONCUN?, John 5/12 IN b.Jan.
                  (MAD: indexed Rakie, but name is not like Racheal above; does not really look like a D at start of names)
Pg.93, (next household is #66-66)
Evansville, Ward 1
Pg.146, #298-317, DUNKEN, Frank 30 OH moulder $0-$100
                  Sarah 30 KY keeping house
                  BANKS, Anna 19 KY BLACK domestic servt.
Pg.149, #331-356, DUNKEN, Isem (m) 45 KY BLACK laborer $0-$0
                  Jennie 34 VA BLACK keeping house
Pg.149, #331-357, FIELDS, Josse (f) 25 KY BLACK keeping house $0-$0
                  Anna 6, Fanny 3 KY BLACK
                  BASSEL, "Alle" (m) 30 KY BLACK laborer
Evansville, Ward 2
Pg.188, #384-384, DUNCAN, Allen 35 KY (white) Capton River $3000-$6000
                  Mollie? (Mattie?) 33 KY K.H.
                  William 6, Allen 2 IN
Evansville, Ward 3
Pg.222, #323-320, DUNCAN, Celia 50 KY BLACK K.house $0-$200
                  Henrietta 12, Ella 15 KY BLACK
                  MOSS, Enock 21 KY BLACK labourer
                  GOOD, Jonas (m) 25 KY BLACK labourer
Evansville Ward 9
Pg.394, #452-437, DONKIN, George 29 KY BLACK laborer $700-$0
                  Mattie (f) 21 KY MULATTO keeping house
                  Nevia (f) 1 IN MULATTO
                  DONKIN, Caina (Carna? Cama?) (m) 2/12 IN MULATTO b.Apr.
Knight Twp.
Pg.439, #148-148, DILLER, Henry 27 IN farmer $12,000-$600
                  DUNCAN, Isabell 63 IN keeping house
                  SHARON?, Elisabeth 15 IN domestic
Pg.440, #156-156, FUQUAY, Henry 39 IN farmer $25,000-$10,000
                  Mary 23 IN
                  Henry 3, Marton (m) 1 IN
                  MALLOR, R.A. (m) 23 PRUssia laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Elisabeth 25 IN


"Vanderburgh Co. IN will records Vol.A 1849-1863 (FHL film 1,479,640 item 2; SLC 2/2009)
      No Duncan

Vanderburgh Co. IN Index to Estates 1821-1941, A-T (FHL film 1,479,667; SLC 2/2009)
      Book 1?, #187: Duncan, Martha A., adm/exec. Anthes, M.R., Will Record Box 30, Date disposed of: 1-1865
      #687: Duncan, Tristam, adm/exec. Fickas, Samuel R., will record Box 48, date disposed of: 4-1876
      #452: Duncan, George, adm/exec. Duncan, Mattie, will record box 66, date disposed of: 9-1881
      #658: Duncan, Isabella, adm/exec. Duncan, Tristram, will record C-90, box 75, date disposed of: 9-1883
      Quit 1902

Vanderburgh Co. IN Will (FHL film 1,479,641)
      C-90: Knight Twp Vanderburgh Co. IN, 7 Dec. 1874, Isabella Duncan, weak in body; to my husband Tristram S. Duncan all my personal property except as hereinafter mentioned to be used and enjoyed by him without any let or hindrance. To Hannah Elizabeth Robertson all my household and kitchen furniture and all my wearing apparel for her own use and purposes. Appoint husband Tristram S. Duncan exec. 7 Dec. 1874. Isabella (X) Duncan. Wit. Samuel R. Fickas and Richard Schofield. Proved 24 Dec. 1874.


Vanderburgh Co. IN Deed Indexes (SLC 2/2009)
   Grantors 1818-1852 (FHL film 1,479,303 item 2-5)
      (Vol.1, 1818-1839)
      C-66: Duncan, Thomas to David Powell, Jan. 31, 1834, $100, W 1/2 NE 1/4 36-4-11, 80 acres, rec. Oct. 2, 1834
      D-270: Duncan, Th. J. to Saunders Hornbrook Sr., Jan. 21, 1836, $100, S 1/2 NE 1/4 12-5-11, 80 acres, rec. Oct. 11, 1836
      F-399: Duncan, Thomas to S. & T. Hornbrook, Oct. 13, 1838, $600, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 31-4-10, rec. Oct. 25, 1838
      (Vol.2, 1839-1845 - no Duncan)
      (Vol.3, 1845-1852)
      M-475: Duncan, John M. to John Selwood, Jan. 17, 1835, $800, NE 1/4 Sec.23 T6 R11, 160 acres, rec. Aug. 19, 1845
   Grantees 1818-1845 (FHL film 1,479,306 item 3-4), 1845-1868 (FHL film 1,479,307)
      (Vol.1, 1818-1839)
      B-222: Duncan, John M. from Charles Phelps, Dec. 26, 1829, $500, NE 1/4 23-6-11, 60 acres, rec. Jan. 22, 1831
      C-260: Duncan, Thomas from E.C. Wilson, Jan. 12, 1835, $100, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 31-4-10, 40 acres, rec. Sept. 28, 1835
      D-270: Duncan, Thomas from Adam Elliott, Sept. 4, 1831, $60?, S 1/2 NE 1/4 12-5-11, rec. Oct. 11, 1836
      (Vol.2, 1839-1845)
      G-485: Duncan, Thomas from Receivers Office Ctf, Sept. 16, 1835, $49.75, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 31-4-10, 39.80 acres, rec. July 17, 1839
      (Vol.3, 1845-1852)
      M-601: Duncan, Thomas from Charles Phillips, June 2, 1831, $100, N 1/2 NE 1/4 12-5-11, 80 acres, rec. Nov. 3, 1845

Vanderburgh Co. IN Deeds (SLC 2/2009)
      B-322: 26 Dec. 1829, Charles Phillips and wife Mary of Gibson Co. IN to John M. Duncan of Vanderburgh Co. IN, for $500, NE 1/4 Sec.23 T6S R11, 160 acres. Wit: James Evans, L. Hornbrook Jr. (FHL film 1,479,255)
      C-66: 31 Jan. 1834, Thomas Duncan and wife Rachel of Vanderburgh Co. IN to David Powell of same, $100, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.36 T4S R11W. Wit: Jno. H. Craig, Andrew Powell. (FHL film 1,479,255)
      C-260: 12 June 1835, Enock Clark Wilson and wife Mariah Wilson of Vanderburgh Co. IN to Thomas Duncan of same, $100, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.31 T4S R10W. /s/ Enoch C. Wilson, Mariah (X) Wilson. Wit: Richd. Jenkins JP. (FHL film 1,479,255)
      D-145: 2 July 1836, Thomas Duncan and wife Rachael (X) of Vanderburgh Co. IN to Michael Dean Robinson, $220, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.31 T4S R10W, 80 acres, mortgage. Satisfied Oct. 19, 1838. Wit. R. Jenkins. (Duncan owes Robinson) (FHL film 1,479,256)
      D-270: 24 Sept. 1831, Adam Elliot (/s/ Elliott) of Vanderburgh Co. IN to Thomas Dunkin of same, $60, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.12 T5S R11W. Wit. N. Rowley (Nathan Rowley JP) (FHL film 1,479,256)
      D-270: 21 Jan. 1832, Thomas Duncan and wife Rachel of Scott Twp., Vanderburgh Co. IN, to Saunders Hornbrook Senr. of same, $100, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.12 T5S, (range not given), 80 acres. Wit. C.C. Evans, N. Rowley. (/s/ Thomas Duncan, Rachel Duncan) (FHL film 1,479,255)
      F-399: 13 Oct. 1838, Thomas Duncan and wife Rachel (X) of Vanderburgh Co. IN to Saunders & Philip Hornbrook trading under the firm and style of S & P Hornbrook of afsd Co. & State, $600, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.31 T4S R10W. Wit: Thos. Hornbrook, M.D. Robinson. (FHL film 1,479,257)
      G-485: #7990, recd. Sept. 16, 1835, from Thomas Duncan of Vanderburg Co. IN, $49.75 for SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.31 T4S R10W, 39.80 acres. /s/ J.T. Drake, Receiver, at Vincennes. (FHL film 1,479,257)
      M-475: 17 Jan. 1835, John M. Duncan and wife Rebecca to John Sellwood formerly of England and now of Harmony, Posey Co., for $800, tract in Pigeon Twp., NE 1/4 Sec.23 T6S R11W, 160 acres. Both signed. She ack. Vanderburgh Co. IN 17 Jan. 1835. John M. Duncan ack. 26 Feb. 1845. (FHL film 1,479,260)
      M-601: 2 June 1821, Charles Phillips and wife Mary of Gibson Co. IN to Thomas Duncan of Vanderburgh Co. IN, $100, N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.12 T5S R11W, eight acres. Wit. S. Hornbrook Jr. Ack. Gibson Co. IN. Rec. Nov. 3, 1845. (FHL film 1,479,260)


Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, Joshua, widow Sarah; WO 31401, WC 18787; BL 17515-160-55; Private Capt. P. Andre's Co. US Rangers, 7/3/1815 to 10/28/1815; Remarks: Pensioner insane, guardian William P. McClary, Buckskin, Gibson Co. IN; sol. res. 1851, 1855 Gibson Co. IN; wid. res. 1878 Somerville, Gibson Co. IN, 1887 Noble, "Richmond" (Richland) Co. IL; maiden name of widow Sarah Logan m. Oct. 12, 1820, Vandeburgh Co. IN; sol. d. Sept. 2, 1861, Gibson Co. IN.

JOSHUA DUNCAN, War of 1812 Service Record (extract from Dorothy Furgason 9/1988 with permission to share)
      Born 1797, died Sept. 2, 1861; married Elizabeth (Sarah) Oct. 20, 1820. Served as a Private with Capt. Pierrie Andre's Company of US Rangers on the Indiana Western Frontier (along the Wabash River) to keep peace among the Indians; service was 6 months during 1815. He was discharged at Vincennes Oct. 1815. For the above service, at the age of 58, Joshua petitioned for his 160 acres; Bounty Land was granted and located in Richland Co. IL; prior to this he had lived at Buckskin, Gibson Co. IN. Widow Sarah; from Aug. 1878 she was declared to have an unsound mind; her guardian was Wm. R. McCleary; she received Joshua's $8 per month pension from March, 1878, until death; she resided at Noble, Richland Co. IL during 1887; her age 88 years old.


Mason Co. KY Deed (FHL film 281,797)
      32-137: 9 March 1828, John W. Lilliston and wife Patsy of Vanderburg Co. IN to Hester Duncan of Mason Co. KY, $15, lot in Maysville. One witness, illegible.

HISTORIES before 1923

1897 "A history of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana : a complete and concise account from the earliest times to the present, embracing reminiscences of the pioneers and biographical sketches of the men who have been leaders in commercial and other enterprises" by Joseph P. Elliott; pub. Evansville, Ind.: Keller Print. Co. (LH8292, HeritageQuest images 4/2007 & 5/2007)
      Pg.305: Ancient Order of United Workmen, Evening Star Lodge, No. 14, instituted October 15, 1880, ... The present officers are ... and John W. Duncan, outside watchman.

1889 "History of Vanderburgh County, Indiana : from the earliest times to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, etc." by Robt M Evans, James W Jones, Hugh McGary, Amos Clark; pub. Madison, Wis.: Brant & Fuller (LH6281, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.233 H2v and film 934,921 item 1 and 1,428,710 item 7)
      Pg.116: City of Evansville. The following are the names of farmers living in the vicinity in 1831: John Duncan.
      Pg.435-436: CAPT. F.P. CARSON, born in Butler county, Ky., July 9, 1822, son of Thomas E. and Jane B. (Carson) Carson. Thomas E. was a native of Virginia ... The father died in 1828 at about the age of 35 years, the mother died in 1840 at about the age of 45 years. Capt. Carson was reared in Butler county, KY., ... clerk at Bowling Green, Ky, ... steamboating on the Green, Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, in 1852 engaged in merchandising in Evansville, at which he continued for 20 years. ... He was married July 15, 1845, to Miss Drusilla Duncan, of Bowling Green, KY., the daughter of Edward Duncan. To this union four children have been born, as follows: Frank Bruce, Harriet (now Mrs. H.W. Hand, of Paducah, KY.), Edward C., and Jane Bell. (MAD: Bowling Green, Warren Co. KY)
      Pg.478-479: Company of men, 19th of April, 1861, ... Company E, Fourteenth Regiment infantry ... Privates ... Duncan, Ira H., discharged December 15, 1861, disability; ...
      Pg.526: Company H, ... Duncan, John, killed April, 1864; ...
      Pg.542: In the Twenty-eighth regiment US colored troops, the following enlisted men: Recruits for Company D - Duncan, James, not mustered out. ...

1914 "History of Gibson County, Indiana, her people, industries and institutions : with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families" by Gil. R. Stormont (FHL film 934,905 and from Louis Boone 9/1984)
      Pg.350-351: As has already been observed, TN furnished many of the early settlers in Johnson township. Among others from that state was Joshua Duncan in 1821. He had, however, when a boy, moved with his parents to KY and thence to IN. At Evansville (Vanderburgh Co.) he became acquainted with Sarah L. Logan and they were married in 1821 at old Stringtown, which hamlet is now embraced within the limits of the city of Evansville. Soon after their marriage Mr. Duncan and his young bride moved to Gibson county and ....

1887 "History of Henderson Co. KY" by Edmund Lyne Starling (Los Angeles Public Library book 976.91 H497St)
      Pg.800-1: CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALLEN DUNCAN was born in Vanderburgh Co. IN, on the ninth day of April, 1837, and, at the age of seven years, came with his parents to Henderson. ... At the age of twenty, on the eighteenth day of April, 1857, Mr. Duncan set upon life's journey for himself, and some months thereafter, found himself in California, where he resided until August, 1876. ... On the twelfth day of July, 1860, he married Miss Kate Driscoll, of Sacramento, and unto them have been born three children, Harriet Ellen, Mary Josephine, and John George. The eldest daughter married Thomas Trusty, who, after a few years, departed this life. She again married Thomas L. Myers. Mary Josephine died just as she had attained to womanhood. John George is engaged in business with his father. The father of our subject, John Duncan, was born near Fairfax C.H., VA, in the year 1787; the mother, Harriet Stroud, was born in Lawrenceburg, IN, April 16th, 1809. They were married November 16th, 1835. In early life, John Duncan immigrated from VA to Pittsburgh, PA, and was engaged in flatboating to New Orleans until 1840, a portion of the time teaching school. Colonel Stroud, as he was known, the maternal grandfather of Captain Duncan, fought with the flatboatmen in the rifle brigade under General Jackson at the battle of New Orleans. In 1831 he commenced farming in the bayou, opposite Henderson, and died September 1st, 1844.
      On the first day of September, 1876, Captain Duncan returned from California to Henderson and engaged in the hotel business. ....

1883 "History of Greene Co. MO" by Western Hist. Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 G81Hi)
      Pg.749: JOHN H. DUNCAN. Mr. Duncan is the son of Harvey and Mary (Bowden) Duncan, and was born at Georgetown, [Scott Co.] KY, Jan. 8, 1854. He was educated at Evansville, IN, Canton, IL, and McGee College, Macon Co. MO. He came to Springfield, MO, in March, 1876, ... Mr. Duncan was married June 6, 1877, to Miss L.A. Carson. They have two children, Hume and Leroy. His father is living at Canton, [Fulton Co.] IL, and his mother died at Evansville, [Vanderburgh Co.] IN, in 1861. (MAD: "John H." as given at head of article)

1887/8 "History of West TN" (History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Cos.) by Goodspeed (from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983 and FHL film 899,867)
      Pg.892-3, Tipton Co.: Mrs. M.D. Campbell, a resident of Covington, TN, was born at Evansville, [Vanderburg Co.] IN, and was the daughter of T.J. and Rachel (Robinson) Duncan. The father was of Scotch origin, born and reared in GA, his birth occurring in 1805. He resided a short time in AL, and at the age of 16 moved to IN and spent the rest of his life. He was a farmer, and died May 16, 1849. The mother was born near Knoxville, TN, in 1808 and died Oct. 25, 1846. From 1862 to 1865 Mrs. Campbell was in the employ of the medical purveyor's department at Richmond, Va., and while there was well acquainted with many of the Confederate Government officials. November 6, 1873, she married Thomas J. McGuire. He was born in Mayo Co. Ireland, April 23, 1827, and came to America when 4 years old. He lived in Philadelphia until 1856, then located at Cincinnati. He served in the Federal Army four years; then moved to Memphis in 1866 and was inspector of the gas company until 1876, when he was appointed to a place on the police force. He died of yellow fever Sept. 10, 1879. April 20, 1880, our subject married John H. Campbell, who is a native of Cincinnati, OH, born Feb. 22, 1848. In 1874 Mr. Campbell located at Memphis and served for 2 years as deputy sheriff, and for a time was on the police force. In 1885 they moved to Covington, where he is engaged in the saloon business, and Mrs. Campbell is keeping a hotel, making a most kind and attentive hostess. (MAD: Thos. Duncan mar. Rachel Robinson 5/19/1823 Gibson Co. IN)

1910 "History of Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas : past and present, including an account of the cities, towns and villages of the county" edited by Orsemus Hills Bentley; pub. Chicago: C.F. Cooper & Co., 1910 (HeritageQuest image 3/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 1793; FHL book 978.186 H2h and films 962,505 and 1,000,040 items 1 and 2)
      Pg.767-768: SHELBY P. DUNCAN, attorney, of Wichita, Kan., is a native of Kentucky, where he was born in Fayette county on March 2, 1856. His parents were Harvey and Mary (Bowden) Duncan, natives of Kentucky, where they resided until the Civil War broke out, when they removed to Evansville [MAD: Vanderburgh Co.], Ind., where the father died. Mrs. Duncan died at Evansville, Ind. She was a sister of the late Judge Bowden, of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Shelby P. Duncan was educated at the Canton (Ill.) High School and at the Peru (Neb.) Normal School. He taught in the public schools of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, and read law while teaching and afterwards in the office of his uncle, the late Judge James H. Bowden, of Kentucky. He was later law clerk to George Gillhan, in Memphis, Tenn., having been admitted to the Russellville (Ky.) bar in 1875 and in Tennesse in 1876. Mr. Duncan opened an office at Fairview, Fulton county, Illinois, in connection with Charles H. Robinson, and there practiced law until 1884, when he moved to Kansas, locating in the village of Nescatunga, Comanche county, which was at that time a rival county seat. In 1888 Mr. Duncan removed to Coldwater in the same county, where he ... May 31, 1898, Mr. Duncan moved to Wichita, and after a time again took up the practice of law, which he has since continued. He was married in 1881 to Miss Kunegunda Kuehn, of Fulton county, Illinois. Two children have been born of this union, Nellie B. and Flora K. Fraternally Mr. Duncan is a member of the Knights of Pythias.

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.984: Pottawatomie Co., Pottawatomie Twp. GEORGE W. DUNCAN, farmer, P.O. Pleasant Run, was born in Vanderburgh County, Ind., September 23, 1843. In 1863 he moved to Logan County, Ill., where he was engaged in farming until 1871, when he came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Pottawatomie County. He is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He has been prominent in the politics of the county, and has been urged by his friends for the office of Sheriff. He was a delegate to the State Convention -- Republican party -- in 1882, and voted for St. John and McCabe. He belongs to the S. of T. Was married December 22, 1868, in DeWitt County, Ill., to Miss Keziah Jones. They have three children -- Charles W., Eldestan and Howard P.


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