Duncans in Adair Co. MO


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

Last revised October 27, 2014

Formed 1841 from Macon
Schuyler formed 1845 from Adair


1850-1860 Adair Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Adair Co. MO Census
Twp.63 Range 14, pg.17, P.O. Kirksville
Pg.110, #121-117, DUNHAN, Elijah C/G. 25 m/w farmer $0-$400 IA
                  Mary A. 21 f/w keeping house MO
                  Robert W. 2 m/w MO
                  Mary F. 1 f/w MO
Twp.64 Range 14, P.O. Wilmothville
Pg.113, #18-17, DUNCAN, Chancey D. (m) 35 MO (white) farmer $1500-$400
                  Nancy E. 26 OH keeping house
                  James E. 3 MO
                  HERRON, Nancy 58 OH (white) without occupation
                  (MAD: 1860 Schuyler Co. MO census)


Adair Co. MO Deed index 1841-1861 (FHL Film 1,009,566 item 1; SLC 5/11/2013)
      F-733: Duncan, Margaret to John Pickens, release, May 23, 1857, Oct. 3, 1857, release of child dated Nov. 20, 1854
      E-643: Duncan, Margaret from John Pickens, Agreement, Nov. 20, 1854, June 14, 1856, concerning a child
      F-733: Duncan, Margaret from John Pickens, Release, May 23, 1857, Oct. 3, 1857, from support of child

Adair Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/14/2014; have jpg images)
      E-643: Articles of agreement 20 Nov. 1854, between John Pickens and Margaret Duncan, both of Sullivan Co. TN, that Pickens for love and good will for the said Duncan to take her child and feed and clothe it and raising it and is to treat said child in all respects as a father, and said Pickens further agrees to not have anything to do with any part or portion of property that may fall to said child from the estate of Alfred Duncan decd. and further agrees not to have anything to do with any property or money that said Duncan may have on hand. /s/ John Pickens, Margaret Duncan. Wit. John A. Viars, Micajah B. Hale. Ack. by John Pickens and Margaret Duncan (and now Margaret Pickens) the obligors on 3 Sept. 1855 before John C. Rutledge, Clerk, Sullivan Co. TN. Registered 3 Sept. 1856. Certification 3 Sept. 1855 by F. Sturm, Register, Sullivan Co. TN, the same is registered in Vol.18 page xxx. Certification 4 Sept. 1855 by Geo. R. McClellan, Chairman of County Court of Sullivan Co. TN, for F. Sturm. Certification 4 Sept. 1855 by John C. Rutledge, Clerk of County Court, for George R. McClellan, Esq. Filed for record June 14, 1856. (FHL film 1,009,569)
      F-733: May 23, 1857, Margaret Duncan now Margaret Pickens release John Pickens from any further obligation as to feeding and clothing and assist me in raising of said child as bound in an article that he the said Pickens was bound in said article dated 20 Nov. 1854, and I the said Margaret Duncan now Margaret Pickens do release the said Pickens from any further liabilities as bound in said article in any way ... forever. I the said Duncan will take responsibility on myself and release the said Pickens from any further liabilities as to said child. N.B. notice, if said Duncan does bring said child back to live with said Pickens he is to do by said child as said article says. /s/ Margaret M. Pickens. Wit. Peter Bronnell, David R. Pickens. 30 May 1857, before Elvan Allen, a J.P. for Adair Co. MO, appeared Margaret Duncan and Margaret Pickens and ack. that she executed the foregoing release as party thereto, and the said Margaret Duncan now Margaret Pickens being by me examined apart from her husband ... ack. she executed the same. Filed for record Oct. 8, 1857, and recorded Oct. 15, 1857. (FHL film 1,009,570)


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, Chauncey D.; B 21 MO Inf.; 1890 Aug. 11, Invalid Appl. #867007, Cert. #695277, MO. (MAD: 1850 Lewis Co. MO census; 1860 Schuyler Co. MO census; 1870 Adair Co. MO census)


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