Duncans in Douglas Co. KS


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

Last revised October 28, 2014

Formed 1855, original county


1860 Douglas Co. KS Census
Lawrence City
Pg.8, #36-40, Wesley DUNCAN 44 TN merchant $4000-$5000
                  Elizabeth 24 KY
                  William U. 13 IL
                  Columbus HONSBY 31 TN merchant $5000-$5000
                  Duncan ALLISON 24 IN clerk $500-$0
                  F. EGGARD (m) 17 WI clerk $0-$0
                  (MAD: one Elizabeth Duncan 44 KY d. Sept.1880 of indigestion, per 1880 mortality schedule)
Pg.10, #43-47, H. BROWN (m) 31 NY merchant $2500?-$3000
                  Rhoda A. 25 NY
                  Chas. DUNCAN 38 VA merchant $8000-$3000
Pg.11, #51-55, J.E. FELSCHMAN (m) 31 NY lawyer $0-$0
                  Chas. G. HANCOCK 23 AL clerk
                  N.M?. MILLER (m) 21 ME teamster
                  Geo. D. FIELDS 11 OH
                  J.M. DUNAR 50 OH hotelkeeper $3000-$400
                  Mary 46 N.Scotia
                  John C. 26 N.Brunswick farmer $700-$0
                  Roscoe (m) 25 NB (blank) $0-$150
                  Servantis (m) 23 NB farmer $400-$0
                  Lettlia (f) 20 NB
                  (too faint to read) (f) 18 NB
                  Caroline 16 NB
                  Richard 14 ME
                  Sylvester 41 ME (blank) $4000-$2000
                  Chas. STALKER 35 OH wagon maker $0-$150
                  (MAD: J.M. Dunar indexed "Duncan")
Lecompton Twp.
Pg.181, #1507-1366, Wm. DUNCAN 42 KY farmer $0-$300
                  Polly A. 43 KY
                  Emerine 26, Emily 19 IN
                  Francis (f) 14, Ann E. 13 IN
                  Wm. M. 12, Martha 9 IN
                  Rachel 7, Chas. 4 IN
                  (MAD: 1850 Brown Co. IN census)
Pg.189, #1540-1389, G.W. DUNCAN (m) 24 MO farmer $1300-$300
                  Hetty J. (f) 21 IN (not m/in/year)
                  (MAD: G.W. (George) Duncan mar. Hettay McIlvain 5/5/1859 Brown Co. IN)
Pg.189, #1542-1391, Geo. FITZNOY 32 GERmany farmer $0-$0
                  Lena (f) 28 GER
                  Fred 5 IL
                  E.A. DUNCAN (m) 50 KY farmer $0-$200
                  Harriet 21 IN
                  Wm. A. 19, Mary 17, Ed 16 IN
                  Annie 13, Marcus 7, Mahala 4 IN
                  (MAD: Edward Duncan, 1850 Brown Co. IN census)

1870 Douglas Co. KS Census
Clinton Twp.
Pg.231, #70-76, ANDERSON, Joseph 63 VA farmer $5000-$2269
                  Sally 53 NY keeping house $0-$450
                  Mary 35 MO
                  James 25 MO farmer $0-$125
                  Catharine 23 MO
                  DUNCAN, John 15 IA (Iowa? "Ia" not "Ind")
                  Josephine 11 IA (Iowa? "Ia")
                  NORTHROP, George 9 IA (Iowa? "Ia")
                  (MAD: ?? one John 4 MO and Josphene? Duncan 1 MO were with Stephen Duncan in 1860 Monroe Co. MO census)
Eudora Twp.
Pg.258, #294-298, DUNCAN, Hyson 30 KY BLACK farm laborer $0-$225
                  Nancy 19 MO BLACK keeping house
                  Martha 2, Grant (m) 1 KS BLACKS
1st Ward City of Lawrence
Pg.289, #89-99, DUNCAN, Chas. 45 VA hardware Mer. Whe. $10,000-$20,000
                  Adaline 42 KY keeping house
                  John 21 IL clk in H.W. store
                  Sybil (f) 19 IL no occupation
                  Filemonon? (m) 15 MO attending school
                  Charles S. 10 KS attending school
                  Howard (m) 6, George 3 KS at home
                  JOHNSON, Tilla (f) 22 SWEden domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
                  GOBHART, T.H. (m) 30 KY works on farm
2nd Ward City of Lawrence
Pg.320, #134-143, DUNCAN, Charly 48 VA hardware M.Whe. $20,000-$20,000
                  Adeline 42 KY keeping house
                  John A. 21 IL clerk in hdwe
                  Sybil (f) 19 IL at home
                  Flemmon (m) 15 MO at home
                  Charly S. (m) 10 KS at home
                  Howard (m) 6, George P. 3 KS at home
                  IRUNSON?, Matilda 23 ?Germany? domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
4th Ward City of Lawrence
Pg.364-5, #240-261, DUNCAN, Amos 35 MO BLACK laborer $0-$0
                  Martha 28 MO BLACK keep house
                  Ellen 7, Maggie 4 KS BLACKS
                  Juda (f) 2, John 1 KS BLACKS
                  (MAD: Juda indexed as Julia)
Lecompton Twp.
Pg.398, #111-112, DUNCAN, William 52 KY farmer $2300-$750
                  Mary A. 53 KY keeping house
                  William E. 21 IN farmer $0-$200
                  Maretha (f) 19 IN
                  Rachel 16, Charles 12 IN
                  James 10 KS
Pg.399-400, #132-133, DUNCAN, George W. 37 IN farmer $2400-$1000
                  Hetty J. 27 OH keeping house
                  Mary A. 17? KS (line through first digit of age)
                  John S. 5, Edward M. 3 KS
                  Mills (m?) 2/12 KS b.May
                  HOLLAND, George 20 KY (blank occupation)
Pg.400, #145-146, DUNCAN, Edward 60 KY farmer $900-$554
                  Susan 21 IN keeping house
                  Marcus (m) 16, Mahala 13 IN
Pg.400, #146-147, DUNCAN, William 28 IN farmer $1700-$700
                  Martha 18 MO keeping house
                  May 6/12 KS b.Jan.
Marion Twp.
Pg.414, #145-146, MARTIN, John T. 38 SCT farmer $1200-$1225, parents of foreign birth
                  Anna 28 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  DILL, Georgiana (f) 19 MA teacher $0-$0
Pg.414, #145-147, DUNCAN, Anna 57 SCT keeping house $1500-$1000,
                  parents of foreign birth
                  William 80 SCT farmer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Wakarusa Twp.
Pg.458, #162-162, DUNCAN, Willis 30 KY BLACK farmer $0-$140 (alone)
Pg.459, #192-192, DUNCAN, Wesley H. 55 VA hardware merchant $10,000-$4000
                  Elizabeth 34 KY keeping house
                  William 22 IL hardware clerk $0-$0
                  Lacreta? (f) 7 KS
                  ROBINSON, Robt. 19 MO BLACK domestic servant
                  Linia (f) 30 MO BLACK domestic servant
Pg.471, #356-363, DUNCAN, James P. 30 IN farmer $0-$830
                  Mary E. 29 IN keeping house
                  L. Wallace (m) 9 IN at home
                  Eldora C. (f) 6, Leonora C. (f) 6 IN
                  Harris O. (m) 3 MO
                  James E. 1 KS
                  (MAD: 1860 Hendricks Co. IN census)

1880 Douglas Co. KS Census from Soundex (looking for Isaac Wilbur Duncan b.1872-73 OH)
Lecompton Twp., Vol.6, ED 70, Sheet 12, Line 13
DUNCAN, George W. 45 IN (white male)
            Hattie L. 40 OH wife
            John S. 15, Edward M. 12, Milt. 8 KS sons
            AUSTIN, Albert L. 5 CAlif no rel.

HEAD, MAY 1868, AGE 32, M'd 18 YRS., IN./KY./IN. FARMER
MARY, M-IN-LAW, SEPT 1838, AGE 61, W'd, 5 BORN, 4 LIVING, IN./N.C./N.C.
      (KDC: see Charles L. Duncan 13 IN in 1880 Jackson Co. MO census; see William C. Duncan in 1910 Allen Co. KS census)


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, George W., widow Duncan, Susan D.; D & M 5 and B 15 Kans. Cav.; 1893 July 26, Widow Appl. #580385, Cert. #671459, Ore. (MAD: ?? 1850 Brown Co. IN census, 1860 Douglas Co. KS census)
      Duncan, William A.; B 9 Kan. Cav.; 1881 Dec. 19, Invalid Appl. #435494, Cert. #553104, Kans. (MAD: 1850 Brown Co. IN census, 1860 Douglas Co. KS census)

HISTORIES before 1923

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Dade Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/14/2014; have JPG image)
      6-32/34: 10 July 1858, Borsella P. Green of City of Lawrence, Douglas Co. KS, and Maria Green his wife, to Wesley H. Duncan and Charles S. Duncan of City of Lawrence, Douglas Co. KS, for $500 paid, sell parcel of land in State of MO, W 1/2 of NW 1/4 & SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 & NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.32N Range 29W containing 160 acres more or less, with appurtenances, (too dark) Charles S. Duncan ... parties of 2nd part, warrant title. /s/ Barsilla P. Greene, Maria Greene. Wit. Henry Brown, T.B. Fraham. Territory of KS, Douglass Co., I, James Christian, Commissioner of deeds for state of MO, certify that on 10 July 1858 appeared before me in my office afsd, Barsilla P. Greene and Maria Green his wife ack. deed, /s/ James Christian, Commissioner of deeds for state of MO. Filed for record 18 Aug. 1858. (FHL film 932,417)

Monroe Co. MO Administrator's Bond (from Margo Thiel 2/1986)
      Bond of Nimrod H. Philips, John S. Conyers, and James K. Harless, for Nimrod H. Philips to be administrator of the estate of Willis Duncan, 9 June 1860. The heirs of Willis Duncan, decd, are Nicholas Duncan who lives in Johnson Co. MO; Wesley H. Duncan who lives in Douglas Co. KS; & John C. Duncan, Mary F. Philips, Manervy J. Dry, Nancy E. Duncan, Martha A. Duncan and Sarah W. Cunningham Cambis A. Philips; that Willis Duncan died without a will.
      (MAD: one Sarah Jane Duncan mar. Andrew J. Cunningham 12/12/1839 in Highland Co. OH)


Duncan Verticle File folder, State Hist. Society Library, Columbia, MO (trip by MAD 1985)
      From "Lawrence Standard" [Douglas Co. KS] Oct. 2, 1879. Death of Mrs. Wesley Duncan.
      Mrs. Wesley Duncan, a well-known and respected lady, who for years has been recognized as one of the best and kindest of Lawrence women, died yesterday after quite a long sickness. ... Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan was b. in KY in 1837, and there spent her youth. With her father's family, she removed to Johnson Co. MO, and there mar. Wesley Duncan, in May, 1854. In May, 1855 they came to Lawrence, and commenced keeping house in a small log house on the side hill southwest of the city. Member of M.E. Church. ... In 1868 the family removed to CA, and on the journey lost a ... dau. Mrs. Duncan has two sisters living, Mrs. Charlie Duncan of this city, and Mrs. Gabhart who lives in the western part of the State. (MAD: Wesley H. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Watts 5/11/1854 Cass Co. MO)


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