Duncans in Cole Co. MO


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

Last revised October 28, 2014

Formed 1820 from Cooper
Miller formed 1837 from Cole
Moniteau formed 1845 from Cole, Morgan


1830 Cole Co. MO Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Cole Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.65  J.M. Duncan             0000,2         - 0000,1001
         (MAD: Joshua M., 1850 Callaway Co. MO census)
Pg.67  William C. Duncan       1100,001       - 0220,001
         (MAD: 1830 Culpeper Co. VA census)
Pg.72  John Duncan             0100,01        - 2000,1
Pg.75  Andrew J. Duncan        1000,1         - 1000,1000,1
         (MAD: 1850 Moniteau Co. MO census)
Pg.83  Micajah Duncan          1001           - 0001
         (MAD: 1850 Moniteau Co. MO census)
Pg.95  Henry Duncan            1100,01        - 1110,1
Pg.98  William Duncan          1100,01        - 0100,1
       Daniel Duncan           0010,0000,1    - 0002,0001
         (MAD: 1830 Pulaski Co. KY census)
       John Duncan             0001,2000,01   - 0120,0001
         (MAD: 1820 Pulaski Co. KY census)

1850 Cole Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.12, #154-156, Daniel DUNCAN 38 KY farmer $800
                  Margaret 33 KY
                  Charity 8, William 8 MO
                  Henry 6, Asenath 4, Jane 1 MO
                  James BAYSINGER 19 TN laborer $0
                  (MAD: Daniel Duncan mar. Margaret Ann Bond 4/17/1841; listed as Daniel Duncan, b. 9/19/1816, mar. 1836 in Cole Co. MO to Margaret Ann Bond b. 9/18/1816, in "Wayne Co. KY Pioneers" by June Baldwin Bork, FHL books 976.964 V2b, from Evelyn Sigler 1982)
Pg.12, #155-157, Henry DUNCAN 46 KY farmer $800
                  Nancy 38 KY
                  Lucinda 21 KY
                  James M. 20 KY farmer
                  Martha 18 KY
                  John 10, Kiziah 8, Caroline 6 MO
                  Squire 4, Silas 1 MO
                  (MAD: Henry Duncan mar. Nancy Norfleet 6/28/1827 Pulaski Co. KY)
Pg.41, #603-612, John ISHAM 22 VA farmer $150
                  Elizabeth 22 VA
                  Sarah 1 MO
                  John DUNCAN 5, Jestine (m) 2 MO
                  William HARRISON 27 MO laborer
                  Hugh ISHAM 19 VA laborer
                  (MAD: Jubelee Duncan mar. Elizabeth Messersmith 7/7/1842; Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan mar. Jno. Isam 1/26/1848)
Pg.41, #606, MESSERSMITH family
Pg.41, #607-616, MUSICK family
Pg.41, #611-620, Daniel DUNCAN 74 VA farmer $1000
                  Sarah 67 VA
                  Elizabeth 22 KY
                  Cyrene DUNCAN (m) 24 KY farmer $0
                  Jemima 24 MO (not Monina)
                  James 5, Mary 3, William 1 MO
                  (MAD: Daniel Duncan mar. Sally Price 10/15/1827 Pulaski Co. KY; Scyremus Duncan mar. Mariana Sansbury (or Monnina Salsbury) 9/24/1844; ? see Cyrus Duncan 35 KY in 1860 Santa Cruz Co. CA census)
Pg.41, #621, MUSICK family
Pg.42, #614-623, William DUNCAN 40 KY farmer $600
                  Jane 35 KY
                  Serilda (f) 15 KY
                  Daniel 13, James 9 MO
                  William J. 5 MO
                  (MAD: 1836 Pulaski and Wayne Cos. KY; Serilda ("Ferrilda") Duncan mar. James B. Athey 9/29/1856 Miller Co. MO; 1860 Miller Co. MO census)
Pg.42, #618-627, Sina DUNCAN (f) 62 VA (blank) $400
                  Adaline BENTON 23 KY
                  Cynthian DUNCAN 25 KY
                   (MAD: Aseneth Lee, ? widow of John Duncan?)
Pg.63, #929-939, Wm. C. DUNCAN 52 VA cabinet maker $0
                  Catharine 52 VA
                  Melcina 16, Jackson 14 VA
                  Henry 10 MO
                  Nathan HUFFMAN 30 NC laborer $0
                  (MAD: Wm. C. Duncan mar. Catherine Hughes 12/23/1823 Culpeper Co. VA; son of Gallop Duncan; Harriet Elizabeth, eldest dau. of W.C. Duncan, mar. Allen Hammond 8/13/1846, from pg.9, Vol.I, "Genealogical Notes from 'Liberty Tribune'" by Nadine Hodges and Audrey Lee Wagner Woodruff, FHL book 977.816 D28h)

1860 Cole Co. MO Census
Pg.212, #212-217, Cas. C. WALSER 34 TN farmer $4000-$2700
                  Ann 22 MO
                  Marion (m) 5, Elizabeth 2 MO
                  (MAD: his 2nd wife was Martha Duncan who died bef. 1859)
Clark Twp.
Pg.247, #425-432, Henry DUNCAN 57 KY farmer $2600-$4300
                  Nancy 48 KY
                  John 21 MO laborer
                  Keziah (f) 19, Caroline 17 MO
                  Squire (m) 15, Silas (m) 10, Joe (m) 6 MO
Pg.263, #528-538, Danl. DUNCAN 50 KY farmer $2000-$3000
                  Margt. 45 KY
                  Charity (f) 19, Wm. 18 MO
                  Henry 15, Ocenia (f) 13 MO
                  Jane 11, Lucinda 9 MO
                  Elizabeth 7, Danl. Jr. 2 MO
                  (MAD: William Marion Duncan indexed in 1880 Sunflower Co. MS census; said to have married Mary Louise Nixon ca 1866 in AL)
Osage Twp.
Pg.336, #979-992, James M. DUNCAN 30 TN farmer $300-$350
                  Nancy 26 MO
                  James 4, Lucinda 2, Wm. H. 5/12 MO
                  (MAD: Nancy & children in 1870 Vernon Co. MO census, wife of Green Prim)
Jefferson City
Pg.381, #1268-1300, Wm. C. DUNCAN 61 VA jailor of Cole Co. $4500-$250
                  Cathn. 61 VA
                  John M. 25 VA
                  Melly (f) 23, Julia 21 MO
                  Henry 20 MO
                  (& 7 men "confined in county jail awaiting their trials")

1870 Cole Co. MO Census
Clark Twp, P.O. Jefferson City
Pg.188, #72-72, DUNCAN, Miles 40 MO BLACK farm laborer $0-$350
                  Julia 35 MO BLACK house keeping
                  Minna (f) 16 MO BLACK
                  William 13 MO BLACK
Pg.188, #73-73, DUNCAN, Nancy 60 KY (white) house keeping $1500-$400
                  Sallie 27 MO
                  Joseph 18 MO farmer
Pg.188, #74-74, [DUNCAN] D Squire (m) 24 MO (blank)
                  Ellen 18 MO house keeping
                  Thomas 10/12 MO b.Aug.
Jefferson Twp., P.O. Jefferson City
Pg.196, #41-50, DUNCAN, George 48 KY BLACK farm laborer $0-$500
                  Vinna 22 KY BLACK house keeping
                  Alexander 22 MO BLACK (blank)
                  Elvira 19 MO BLACK
                  Archy (m) 13 MO BLACK
                  George 11 MO BLACK
                  Emma 9 MO BLACK
                  Cora 6 MO BLACK
                  Annie 2 MO BLACK
City of Jefferson
Pg.257, #538-590, DUNCAN, Catherine 71 VA (white) house keeping $0-$300
                  Nellie (f) 28 VA
                  Julia (f) 26 VA
Pg.257, #539-591, DUNSCOMB, William 60 NY banker $5000-$3000
                  Elizabeth 45 MO house keeping
                  William E. 17 MO clerking
                  Mary E. 14, Eugenia (f) 9, Annie 7 MO
                  PRICE, Jane 17 MO BLACK cook
Pg.257, #540-592, LONG, Maria 35 MO house keeping $3000-$500
                  JEFFERSON, Mary 20 MO
                  DUNSCOMB, Edward 24 MO clerking $0-$300
                  Jennie 23 MO (blank)
                  Abiel (Abah?) (m) 2 MO
                  EWING, Ashley (m) 30 MO sawyer $0-$500
                  JONES, Lizzi? (f) 26 MO BLACK cook
                  William 5 MO BLACK
Pg.259, #343-622, GREEN, Addison 31 VA BLACK laborer $300-$200
                  Carolina 31 MO BLACK house keeping
                  Alice 9 MO BLACK
                  LOUIS, "Raechel" 55 VA BLACK
                  DUNCAN, Moses 9 MO BLACK


Cole Co. MO Probate Record Index 1834-1877 (FHL film 981,824)
      Vol.1 - no Duncan
      Duncan, John: bond approved 2-41; com. appt. 2-53; report 2-57; Hre. slaves 2-53; 2-85, 2-86; 1st settle. 2-105; Order Court 2-112
      Duncan, Jubilee: adm. appt. 140, witnesses 140, on act. 154 & later
      Duncan, Cynthia 2-402, 3-12, 3-110
      Duncan, J. heirs, 3-427
      Duncan, Danl., 4-362, 450, 451; 5-50, 305, 341, 352
      Duncan, Henry, 5-219, 332

Cole Co. MO Probate Record, Vol.2, 1845-1853 (FHL film 981,825)
      Copied only the major page references
      Pg.41: 5 May 1846, adm. bond of H.B. White and William Duncan, admr. of John Duncan, decd; approved
      Pg.53: 9 May 1846, widow dower set aside; widow not named
      Pg.85: 1 Feb. 1847, John Vaughn vs. estate of Jono. Duncan Senr, decd.
      Pg.86: 1 Feb. 1847, ordered that admrs. of John Duncan Senr. dec'd, to superintend the sale of the slaves belonging to said estate; sale to take place 25 Feb. 1847 at late residence of decd; to pay to heirs of said estate, to wit, Squire Lee and wife Anna formerly Duncan; Henry Duncan, William Duncan, Daniel Duncan, Jubilee Duncan, Xenophen B. White and wife Nancy formerly Duncan, Real W. Smith and wife Edna formerly Duncan, William W. Brockman and wife Sarilda formerly Duncan, Cinthia Duncan and Sarah Elizabeth Lee, great grand children of John Duncan Senr., the amount due them according to their respective rights. (MAD: from Pulaski Co. KY; born 1/31/1765, died 2/23/1846, mar. 1/19/1800 Asenath Lee born 1/24/1785, died 9/6/1853, son of Samuel Duncan and Nancy Withers, from "MO Daughters and their Ancestors" 2nd Ed. rev. 1979, DAR lineages)
      Pg.86-7: 1 Feb. 1847, ordered that Real M. Smith be appointed curator for Sarah Elizabeth Lee, a minor heir of estate of John Duncan Senr decd; that he give bond of $1,000.
      Pg.112: 7 May 1847, William Duncan, guardian of Cynthia Duncan.
      Pg.140: 13 Nov. 1847, Andrew Mercer Smyth appointed admr. of estate of Jubilee Duncan.
      Pg.233: 7 Nov. 1847, X. White and William Duncan, admr. of estate of John Duncan decd, pay to widow of decd. $84.10 on her dower and to distributees of said estate the following sums: William Duncan $2; Daniel Duncan $37.70; R.W. Smith $47.29; Squire Lee $144.70; Wm. M. Brockman $31.85; Elizabeth Lee $37.75; John Duncan $176.73; Jubilee Duncan $31.83; Cynthia Duncan $37.73; Henry Duncan $37.73; X.B. White $28.56.
      Pg.309: 7 May 1851, Henry Duncan, guardian and curator of Cynthia Duncan, an insane person ... annual settlement.
      Pg.427: 1 Nov. 1852, John Isom gave bond; to be appointed curator for John Duncan and Justina Duncan, infant heirs of Jubilee Duncan, decd; sec. Andrew Merser Smyth.


Cole Co. MO Grantor Deed Index 1821-1867 (FHL film 901,392)
      Joshua Duncan, C-3, D-276
      Too faint to read; quit

Cole Co. MO Deeds (from index in Cole Co. MO Deed Records, 1821-1850, A-L from "Pioneer Times" Vol.2, #1-3, 1978, FHL book 977.8 B2p; from Evelyn Sigler 1984)
      B-402: 19 Nov. 1835, James Inglish and wife Nancy to John Duncan, both Cole Co. MO, $1000, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 32 T43N R13W; also NE fractional 1/4 of Sec. 5 Twp 42N R13W; and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 33 Twp 43N R13W. (FHL film 901,450)
      C-3: 24 July 1837, agreement between Joshua M. Duncan (signed) to John W. Barecroft, $325, $175 paid and the rest due, lot #530 in City of Jefferson. (FHL film 901,450)
      C-72: 8 July 1835, Henry Duncan and wife Polly of Cole Co. MO to Thomas Holland, $1000, SE 1/4 Sec. 22 T47 R15, 160 acres. (FHL film 901,450)
      E-437: 28 Sept. 1842, Jepthah Duncan and wife Mary of Cole Co. MO to Anthony Fulton of same, $310, 80 acres, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec. 23 T47 R15. (FHL film 901,451) (MAD: Jeptha Duncan mar. Mary Ann Reed 1/7/1835 Cooper Co. MO)
      E-552: 15 April 1843, Hardin Casey and wife Fanny to J.M. and M.G. Duncan, $1500, Lot #607 in City of Jefferson. (FHL film 901,451)
      F-75: 11 Nov. 1839, John A. Elmore and wife Ann Eliza to Daniel Duncan, $1280, NW (1/4?) of SW 1/4 Sec. 34 T43 R13; NE (1/4?) of SE 1/4 Sec. 33 T43 R13; and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec 34 T43 R13; in all 160 acres. (FHL film 901,452)
      F-139: 5 Oct. 1843, Henry Duncan of Cooper Co. MO to Jacob R. Houx, $150, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec. 8 T46 R14. No wife. (FHL film 901,452)
      F-228: 6 Jan. 1844, Ezekiel V. (X) Hollingsworth and wife Issabella (x) of Cole Co. MO to George W. Duncan, $200, part of NE 1/4 Sec. 21 frac. Twp 46 R13, on George Tompkins line, 40 acres more or less. (FHL film 901,452)
      F-247: 28 Dec. 1843, George W. Duncan (no locality) to Joshua Hightower, $150, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec. 8 Twp 46N R14W, 40 acres; and NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 8, Twp 46, R14, 40 acres; total 80 acres. No wife. (FHL film 901,452)
      G-223: 25 Nov. 1845, Cyrenius (Syrenus) Duncan and wife Marianna (Mannina?) (X), to Burr H. McCarty, both Cole Co., $45, our interest in real estate of Reason Sansbury, decd, being the father in law of said Syrenius Duncan and father of said Maniana? Duncan, being SE 1/4 Sec. 19 T44 R11W and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 30 T44 R11, and 40 acres the numbers not recollected. (FHL film 901,452)
      H-217: 17 Jan. 1848, John Annot and wife Rebecca (x) of Callaway Co. MO to Cyrenius Duncan of Cole Co., $100, SE 1/4 Sec. 19 T44 R11 and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec 30 T44 R11 and 40 acres numbers not recollected, all our right etc. belonging to Reason Sansbury decd, 243+ acres. (FHL film 901,453)
      H-236: 26 Feb. 1848, William C. Estes and wife Elizabeth (x) to Cyrenius Duncan, both Cole Co. MO, $100, all our right etc. to the fourth East 1/4 Sec 19 T44 R11 and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec 30 T44 R11 and 40 acres numbers not recollected, belonging to Reason Sansberry, in all 143+ acres. (FHL film 901,453)
      H-407: 9 Oct. 1848, Cyrenius Duncan and wife Monima (X) (very plain), (no locality), to Josiah R. Lampkin of Cole Co., $140, SE frac. 1/4 Sec. 19 T44 R11, 123+ acres, and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 30 T44 R11, and SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 30 T44 R11, which plat and title include two shares, one of William C. Estes and wife Elizabeth, and the other of John Ennett and wife Rebecca. (FHL film 901,453)
      I-104: 29 May 1849, George W. Duncan and wife Mary A. of Cooper Co. MO to Burditt A. Stuart, $200, all the land contained in the part of the NE 1/4 Sec. 31 in frac. Twp. 46 R13 adj. George Tompkins line, James Mode's line, 40 acres more or less. (FHL film 901,453)
      L-431: 15 Jan. 1842, Henry Duncan and wife Nancy to Daniel Duncan, all Cole Co. MO, $48.62-1/2, NW (1/4?) SE 1/4 Sec 22 Twp 45N R13W, 38+ acres. No wit. (FHL film 901,454)
      M-150: 14 Sept. 1850, Daniel Duncan of Cole Co. to Chesley O.C. Musick of same, $100, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 33 Twp 43, R13, 40 acres. /s/ Daniel Duncan, Margarett Ann (+) Duncan. "this deed is made to C.O.C. Musick though the land was sold to Abraham Music & if there was any deed made to said Abraham Musick it is said to be lost or misplaced & by mutual agreement between A. Musick, C.O.C. Musick & the said Duncan this deed is made same date. W.F. Fowler, J.P." Filed Nov. 30, 1857. (FHL film 901,457)


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, Squire; K 23 MO Inf., NAVY, USS Essex; 1892 Aug. 22, Invalid Appl. #1126485, no cert., MO. (MAD: ? Cole Co. MO)

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records, besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc., etc" by Goodspeed (FHL film 1,033,621 items 1-2 and 1,000,287 item 2; from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983)
   Cole Co.:
      Pg.857: James Henley, b. 1817 TN, at age 25 he married Miss Nancy Duncan, whose father was an early settler.
      Pg.857: Caswell C. Walser, b. Dec. 1825 in TN, in Mexican War, mar. (1) Amanda Francis, (2) Martha Duncan on Jan. 17, 1856, (3) Ann Norfleet in 1859.
   Moniteau Co.:
      Pg.993: James T. Pettigrew, b. 1835 MO, m. Jan. 12, 1860, Harriet J. Duncan, b. Moniteau Co. Dec. 1839, dau. of John and Selrina A. (Clay) Duncan, he native of KY, she native of MO. (MAD: John Duncan mar. Salina Clay 8/23/1832 Cole Co. MO)

1903 "Portrait & Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley, Oregon" pub. by Chapman Pub. Co. (FHL book 979.53 D3p; SLC 9/2007)
      (Part 2) Pg.1414-1415: JOHN DUNCAN. By no means an unappreciated member of the agricultural class, John Duncan is intelligently engaged in the cultivation of his farm of 136 acres, located one mile north of Shedds, Linn county, a general line of farming connected with stock-raising and dairying being his principal occupation. This farm was once a part of the old Hogue estate, and a portion of it constituted school lands, and was first occupied by Mr. Duncan in 1877, since which time he has made all the improvements which have made this one of the most valuable farms in this part of the county.
      Mr. Duncan was born April 13, 1845, in Cole county, Mo., the son of Jubal and Elizabeth (Mercersmith) Duncan, natives respectively of Kentucky and Virginia. The father had removed with his parents to Missouri when a mere boy, and had remained at home until his marriage. Two years after his death, which occurred when John was only four years old, Mrs. Duncan became the wife of John Isom, a native of Virginia, with whom she lived in Missouri until 1853. At that date they outfitted with ox-teams and at the close of a six-months journey, mercifully devoid of trouble with the marauding Indians, they found themselves in Linn county, Ore., eager and ready to make a home in the then wild country. Mr. Isom at once bought the squatter's right to a claim of 320 acres six miles east of Shedds, on which he proved up and began the improvement necessary to make the farm of service to him. This remained the home of the family until 1878, when they removed to Albany, where Mr. Isom had become interested in industrial lines through his purchase of the Red Crown mills located in that city. Until his retirement several years later he conducted these mills, after which he made his home with his children. He lived to be seventy-five years old, becoming one of the popular men of the times ... Democrat, county commissioner one term and justice of the peace several years. His wife still survives him and now makes her home with Mrs. Scott Ward, a daughter. Mrs. Isom was the mother of three children by her first marriage, the only son now living being John Duncan of this review. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Sarah M. Cleek, lives in Albany. The children of the last marriage are as follows: Frances Ann, now Mrs. Ward, of Albany; Mary C., now Mrs. Skinner, of Albany; Chynthia C. Ward, of Albany; Alice, now Mrs. Pfeiffer, of Albany; David I., located on Muddy creek; Virginia L., now Mrs. Lanning, of Tacoma, Wash.; Jefferson D., on the old claim; John, of Dawson City; and Elizabeth, now Mrs. Woods, a resident of California.
      The education of John Duncan was received through the medium of the district school in the neighborhood of his home in Oregon, where he remained until he had reached his 21st year. He then ... eastern Oregon following mining and prospecting for about a year, when he engaged in the stock business there. For three years he continued in that location, ... returned to Linn county, in 1872 engaging in farming here. Five years later he entered upon the property before mentioned, ...
      The marriage of Mr. Duncan occurred in 1877, and united him with Miss Mary Farwell, who was born in 1854 on her father's old donation claim. (A sketch of her family is found on another page of this work. - MAD: not copied) The young people went to housekeeping where they now make their home. They have been blessed with the birth of six children, all of whom are living and are named in order of birth as follows: Francis R., of Plainview, married Miss Fannie Rooker in 1902; John E., of Seattle, Wash.; Philip L., of Seattle; Charles C.; Lulu E. and Ray H., the three last named still making their home with their parents. A Democrat, road supervisor, school director, member of the Grange and officiates in the same as treasurer.


Pulaski Co. KY Deeds
      10-224: 27 April 1839, Henry Duncan and wife Nancy (X) late Nancy Norfleet of Cole Co. MO, power of attorney, appoint Daniel Duncan their attorney regarding administration of estate of David Norfleet. (FHL film 804,640 item 2, faded page)
      15-328: 19 March 1851, James (X) Henley and Elizabeth Duncan appoint J.M. Duck of Pulaski Co. KY to sell our interest in real and personal estates in KY and TX. Wit. G.A. Parsons. Recorded Cole Co. MO. (FHL film 804,602)
      16-616: 28 Oct. 1854, James Henly and wife Nancy late Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan of Cole Co. MO to Silas Porter of Pulaski Co. KY, grantors are devisees and heirs of Robert Sayers and Priscilla Sayers decd, $115, our interest in estate of Robert and Priscilla Sayers, our undivided shear being 2/3 of 1/5 part of 2 surveys, amount to nearly 46 acres. Rec. Cole Co. MO. (FHL film 804,603)
      17-251: 18 June 1856, Henry Duncan and wife Nancy (X) of Cole Co. MO to Thomas Denham (later: Thomas Durham) of Pulaski Co. KY, for $150, undivided sixth part they hold in right of said Nancy Duncan late Nancy Norfleet as one of the children and heirs of David Norfleet and Catharine Norfleet to (1) 200 acres the old home place on the waters of Fishing Creek patented to said David Norfleet 6 Sept. 1810; (2) the Buster Place 150 acres deeded by David Buster and Charles Buster and wives to Catharine Norfleet widow of said David Norfleet decd. 24 March 1828; (3) 112 acre patent to John Buster 20 June 1817; (4) 50 acre patent to said David Norfleet 2 Aug. 1819; (5) 50 acre patent to said David Norfleet 6 Sept. 1810; (6) the old Lea place 200 acres and 148 acres deeded to said David Norfleet by Drewry Lea 12 Feb. 1820, all on waters of Fishing Creek, and (7) the last tracts containing 150 acres in Russell Co. KY on north side Cumberland River patented to said David Norfleet on 17 June 1815. Wit. G.A. Parsons. Ack. in Cole Co. MO. (FHL film 804,604; SLC 2/2009)
      17-253: 18 June 1856, Henry Duncan and wife Nancy (X) of Cole Co. MO to Henry Norfleet of Pulaski Co. KY for $100, 1/6 interest (etc.) to tracts on white oak creek, one tract of 200 acres patented to James Norfleet 18 Dec. 1826, the other tract containing 90 acres patented to David Norfleet 22 Nov. 1839; their interest as devisee ... Wit. G.A. Parsons, Ack. Cole Co. MO 18 June 1856. (FHL film 804,604; SLC 2/2009)

Moniteau Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/16/2014; have JPG images)
      B-310/311: 23 July 1840, Jeremiah Clay and Nancy his wife of Cole Co. MO to Sabrina Duncan, daughter of before named Jeremiah Clay and Nancy his wife, of Cole Co., for love and affection for said Sabrina Duncan and her children, and also for $1 paid, have given to said Sabrina Duncan and her children all that tract or parcel of land in Cole Co. MO, the NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 section of Sec.9 Range 14 Twp.47 south of the Missouri River and west of the 5th principal meridian containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Jeremiah (X) Clay, Nancy Clay. Ack. 16 Oct. 1840 by Jeremiah Clay and Nancy his wife before Green Clay, J.P. of Cole Co. MO. Filed Nov. 12, 1849. (FHL film 902,824)

Loudon Co. TN Deeds (from Judy Player 1/1991)
      A-116: 25 Feb. 1869, Hugh R. Duncan of Cole Co. MO appoint Hale S. Duncan of Lawrence Co. MO his attorney ... in margin: Noted in the "Note Book 'A' p.14" at 2:00 on 10 Aug 1871 and registered same date by Loudon Clerk.
      A-131: 2 Aug. 1871, Hugh R. Duncan, Hale S. Duncan, James K.P. Duncan, and William F. Burrham and Tennessee E. Burrham, all formerly of Loudon Co. TN, to Wm. B. Hope, ... Evan E. Duncan our grandfather ... $500.


Some early Duncans in Cole Co. MO:
      Henry Duncan, 1831, lived in Cole Co. MO; born 1777 Culpeper Co. VA, to Madison Co. KY 1794, mar. Mary Combs, died 12/8/1852 Cooper Co. MO, parents of George Washington Duncan born 5/13/1821 Bath Co. KY, in 1830 family to Callaway Co. MO, then in Cole Co. MO 5 years, then to Cooper Co. MO. (from manuscript "Genealogy of George Washington Duncan" no author given, with note "Taken from page 57 & 58 of 'Illustrated Historical Atlas, Cooper Co. MO' pub. 1897"; from Verne Duncan to Byron Merrill to MAD 1987)
      John Duncan, 23 Aug. 1832, mar. Salina Clay.
      Daniel Duncan, 17 April 1841, married Margaret Ann Bond; this family is included in a manuscript genealogy "Bond Genealogy" and "Duncan Genealogy Forward" and "Duncan Genealogy Generations" written by Mrs. Dolly Musick after 1957; from her nephew Donald G. Musick to MAD 6/2000.
      William E. Dunscomb, 5 Dec. 1845, mar. Elizabeth Davis.
      William S. Duncan, 1847, born Cole Co. MO, to Callaway Co. MO 1847; W.S. Duncan, New Bloomington, Twp. 45N Range 11W, Patron of 1876 Atlas of Callaway Co. MO (from pg.73, Vol.23, 6/1974, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h); indexed in Callaway Co. MO 1870 and 1880, parents born KY.
      Henry Duncan, 8 Nov. 1862, will filed in Book B, pg.66, execs. wife Nancy, son John, and son in law John Clark; Cole Co. MO Index to Wills, Book B, 1858-1880. (pg.105, Vol.5, 3/1978, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)


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