Duncans in Saline Co. KS


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1860, original county
Ottawa Co. formed 1860 from Saline
Ellsworth Co. formed 1867 from Saline


1870 Saline Co. KS Census
Elm Creek Twp.
Pg.14, #294-265, DUNCAN, John H. 22 PA farmer $0-$0 (alone)
Town of Brookville, Spring Creek Twp.
Pg.35, #12-11, SMYLER?, George E. 22 IN merchant $200-$2500
                  DUNCAN, Joseph 20 OH clerk in store

HISTORIES before 1923

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.707: Saline Co., Assaria. JOSEPH DUNCAN, merchant, was born in Cleveland, [Cuyahoga Co.] Ohio, September 18, 1851; was reared and educated in his native State, gaining considerable mercantile experience. Came to Kansas in 1870, and located at Brookville, and was Assistant Postmaster for two or three years, under Leslie and Hogan, the first Postmasters at this point. In 1874, started the lumber and coal business, and in 1875 was put in as manager, with full control of the large store here, called Beebe & Co., though still retaining the lumber business, which he hired some one to take charge of for him. In 1878, bought a livery barn near the store, and still continues that business in connection with the store and lumber yard. In 1882, he took in a partner and bought out the firm of Beebe & Co., and moved the stock to the City Hall building, where they carry a stock of general merchandise, under the firm name of Duncan & Cary. They carry a stock of $12,000, and do a business of $33,000 per year. He is also proprietor of the Brookville Furniture Store. He married in Ellsworth County, Kan., January 1, 1875, Miss Carrie C. Henry, a native of Pennsylvania. She was born in Armstrong County, Pa., July 20, 1852. They have two children -- Ida M. and Mary E.


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