Duncans in Doniphan Co. KS


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1855, original county


1860 Doniphan Co. KS Census
Iowa Point
Pg.1014, #1441-1305, Matilda DUNCAN (f) 27 KY farmer $1000-$300
                  Daniel 9, Lucy 6, Wm. 4 MO
                  (MAD: one John Duncan 34 KY d. Sept.1859 of Consumption, on 1860 mortality schedule)
Pg.1014, #1442-1306, Susan DUNCAN (f) 33 KY (blank) $4000-$0
                  Henry (m) 38 KY f.h.

1870 Doniphan Co. KS Census
Iowa Twp.
Pg.86, #21-21, DUNCAN, Manson 30 MO MULATTO farmer $0-$100
                  Nancy 25 KY MULATTO keeping house
                  Andrew 5, Hattie (f) 3 KS MULATTOS
                  Berlin (m) 9/12 KS b."Ann" (Aug?) MULATTO
Pg.90, #75-73, DUNCAN, Mortimer 40 KY MULATTO farmer $1000-$400
                  Sophia 43 MO BLACK keeping house
                  Alice 7 MO MULATTO
                  Polly 60 KY MULATTO
Washington Twp.
Pg.166, #396-412, DUNCAN, Carter 48 KY MULATTO farm hand $1600-$400
                  Frances (f) 32 KY MULATTO keeps house
                  John 10 MO MULATTO "none"
Wolf River Twp.
Pg.204, #38-42, DUNKIN, John W. 39 IN farmer $4000-$1025
                  Phoebe 33 IN keeping house
                  John H. 14 IA works on farm
                  William T. 12 IA works on farm
                  Benjamin S. 10, Margaret E. 7 KS at home
                  Hugh C. 5 KS at home
                  (MAD: one John W. Duncan mar. Phebe Duncan 11/28/1864 Atchison Co. KS)

1930 Census, Center Township, Doniphan County, Kansas (from Kathy D. Cawley 4/2007)
E.D.# 22-3, S.D.# 5, Page# B, Image# 32 of 35
Head, owns/$1000., m/w, age 37, m'd at 32, MO./KY./KY., farmer/gen'l farm
Mary, Wife, f/w, age 33, m'd at 28, KS./MO./KS.
Birdie, Daughter, f/w, age 4 2/12, MO./MO./KS.
Eliga, Son, m/w, age 3 1/12, MO./MO./KS.
Zackie, Son, m/w, age 3 1/12, MO./MO./KS.
      KDC: *Elijah & Zack are twins?
      (KDC: Taylor, son of Zachary Duncan; 1920 census Taylor is enumerated with his parents, Andrew Co. MO)
      KDC: Name: Taylor Duncan; SSN: 509-12-9379; Last Residence: 64018 Camden Point, Platte, Missouri, United States of America; Born: 20 Feb 1893; Died: Mar 1973; State (Year) SSN issued: Kansas (Before 1951)


Andrew Co. MO Deeds
      10-471: 22 Nov. 1860, Hamilton D. Kent and wife Elizabeth, Joseph (X) Kent and wife Emma, William Lewis and wife Elaner, and Nimrod Duncan Jr. and wife Martha, all of Doniphan Co. KS, to Elihu F. Wylie of Buchanan Co. MO, for $800, land in Andrew Co. MO, four undivided 7th parts of E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.20 and SW fractional 1/4 Sec.21, all Twp.58 Range 34, being the separate interest the said parties have under the will of Enoch Richardson decd and as his children and heirs at law. Wit. E.M. Lee, D.C., Doniphan Co. KS; reg. Doniphan Co. KS 29 Nov. 1860; recorded 5 Dec. 1860. (FHL film 1,006,155) (MAD: 1850-1870 Buchanan Co. MO census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1916 "Illustrated Doniphan County [Kansas], 1837-1916 ... Seventy-nine Years of Progress and Prosperity : Supplement to The Weekly Kansas Chief, Troy, Kansas, April 6, 1916" (FHL book 978.135 H2d; from Peggy Duncan 10/2007)
      Pg.360: COLUMBUS CRAIG DUNCAN. A Native of the Bluegrass State. The State of Kentucky has furnished Doniphan County with some of her best citizens. Columbus C. Duncan was born in Barton County, Kentucky, November 7, 1833, and came to Kansas about thirty-eight years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were married November 7, 1856, and have reared a large family, all of whom are good citizens. Great Grandpa Duncan, as he is ususally spoken of, has about thirty grandchildren and about ten great grandchildren. Columbus Craig Duncan's sons and daughters are as follows: William Henry, of Des Moines, Iowa; Frank C., David M., Mollie, now Mrs. George Newman; Lillie, now Mrs. James Jenkinson, all of near Troy. Victor, Clennie, now Mrs. Tindle of St. Joseph, and Asa of near Troy. All members of his family are doing well and rearing nice families. (MAD: see 1850 Hardin Co. KY census, there is no Barton Co. KY; Columbus C. Duncan mar. Martha Stergen 11/29/1856 Jefferson Co. IN, not identified 1860 census, see 1870 Jackson Co. IN, birthplace Baden)

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.485: Doniphan Co., White Cloud. MANCE DUNKIN, farmer, P.O. White Cloud, came to Kansas in January, 1861; located in Leavenworth, there remained four months, and then removed to Marysville where he lived one year and was engaged in farming. He then entered Gen. James A. Lane's Provisional Brigade, being assigned to Col. Williams' Regiment, but the services of this force not being accepted by the United States Government, he, after a stay of five months in the army, left, and went to White Cloud where he has resided since, and been engaged in farming. He is a member of Friendship Lodge No. 11, A.F. & A.M., of White Cloud. He was born in Platte County, Mo., in October, 1844, where he lived until he came to Kansas. He was married June 2, 1863, at White Cloud to Miss Nancy Hardin, a native of Hardin County, Ky. They have six children, Hattie, born May 25, 1865; Birlie, born August 30, 1869; George Henry, born June 22, 1851 (MAD: sic); William, born September 10, 1873; Tiny, born May 25, 1875, and Dollie, born July 6, 1882. Mr. Dunkin has a choice farm of eighty acres which he purchased last spring. Forty-five acres of it are under cultivation, the balance being timber land. He has already improved by erecting a new barn, and proposes in the near future to erect a home on the same property for himself and family.


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