Duncans in Harrison Co. MO


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

Last revised February 15, 2012

Formed 1845 from Daviess


1850 Harrison Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Harrison Co. MO Census (from Georgia Helderlein 9/1988)
Butler Twp.
Pg.276, #1918-1832, John DUNCAN 35/45? KY farmer $3200-$1300
                  Nancy F. 31 KY
                  John L. 8, Ruben M. 5 MO
                  Frances A. (f) 4, Mary C. 3 MO
                  Cornelia F. 1 MO
                  (MAD: 1850 Clay Co. MO census; wife said to be Nancey Frances Vance, mar. 11/29/1849 at unknown locality, from info of Michael Robidou 5/1999)
Dallas Twp, Snells Mill Post Office
Pg.656, #1115-1187, Felix RANDLE 30 Upper Canada farmer $672-$275
                  Elisha DUNCAN 56 NC
                  Jane 43 NC
                  Nancy A. 16, Martha J. 11 GA
                  Rebecca 9, Thos. W. 8 GA
                  (MAD: 1850 Gilmer Co. GA census)

1870 Harrison Co. MO Census
Madison Twp.
Pg.87, #28-28, DINKINS, William C. 53 IN preacher $0-$210, father of foreign birth
                  Nancy 31 TN keeping house
                  James A. 12 IN farm laborer
Trail Creek Twp.
Pg.148, #65-65, DUNCAN, Charles 32 IN farm laborer $300-$400
                  Jane 24 IL keeping house
                  Cora B. 5/12 MO b.Feb. at home
                  (MAD: ?? 1850-1860 Washington Co. IN census; 1880 Shawnee Co. KS census)
Pg.149, #73-74, DUNCAN, Isaac 25 IN works in saw mill $0-$220
                  Kisiah 28 IN keeping house
                  Louisa E. 5 IA at home
                  Simon W. 3 MO at home
                  (MAD: also in 1870 Mercer Co. MO census)
White Oak Twp.
Pg.190, #148-148, DUNKIN, John 56 KY farmer $5000-$700
                  Nancy 41 KY keeps house
                  John 17 MO (blank)
                  Reubin (m) 15 MO at school
                  Frances (f) 13, Mary 12 MO at school
                  Cornelia (f) 11, George L. 10 MO at school
                  Laura (f) 7, Minnie (f) 4 MO
                  James 3, Baby (f) 1 MO
                  Ida (f) 8 MO


Trimble Co. KY Deed (FHL film 420,365; also from Georgia Helderlein 9/1988)
      E-226: 5 March 1858, Francis Duncan and wife Patience, and Frederick Duncan and wife Eliza, of "Jentry" (Gentry) and Harrison Cos. MO, to William Duncan of Trimble Co. KY, $400, their undivided interest in 300 acres on waters of Corn Creek, being the same which William Duncan decd. lived at his death, our portion being 1/6 part each, adj. Moses Tandys heirs, John A. Bain, Gettings, Rowlett; said Frederick and Francis being sons of William Duncan decd. Acknowledged in court in Trimble Co. KY. (complete text from Georgia Helderlein)

HISTORIES before 1923

1882 "History of Gentry and Worth Cos. MO" pub. by National Historical (FHL book 977.81 H2g)
      Pg.304-5, Gentry Co., Athens Twp: JAMES W. and JOHN H. DUNCAN are of Scottish descent, their ancestors three generations back having emigrated from Scotland and located in Virginia, where William Duncan was born. Francis Duncan, the son of William, and the father of James W. and John H. Duncan, was born in Kentucky, and was married in Trumbull (sic) County, of that state, to Miss Patience Coleman, a native of VA, also of Scotch ancestry. The family of Francis Duncan consisted of three children, James W. and John H. being the only ones now living. They were born in Trumbull Co. KY, the former April 21, 1837, and John on October 28, 1840. They moved to Missouri with their parents in the year 1842, locating in Clay County. In the spring of 1844 they went to Harrison County, and in the fall of 1846 came to Gentry, where they grew to manhood and were educated, .... James H. (sic) now resides on ... part of which is in Harrison County. He was married November 14, 1861, to Miss Mary J. Ricketts, who was born in Clay Co. MO, March 29, 1844. ... John H. Duncan now resides in Harrison County, whither he moved in the spring of 1882. ... He was married March 26, 1869, to Miss Cordie F. Wood, and by this union they have six children ...

1888 "History of Harrison and Mercer counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present; together with ... family records, besides a condensed history of the state of Missouri" by Goodspeed (FHL book 977.8 H2hh)
      Pg.295: Suicides -- The following is only a partial list of the many suicides that have occurred from time to time in Harrison Co. ... April, 1873, F.M. Duncan, a resident of Gentry Co., committed suicide at the residence of William Ray, Butler Twp, this county, by cutting his throat with a razor. He was laboring under a fit of temporary insanity at the time.
      Pg.313, 314: Churches of New Hampton, Harrison Co. - Christian -- The Christian Church of New Hampton was organized about the year 1882 or 1883 by Elder W.H. Hook, of Bethany, with the following members ... Stephen C. Duncan ... In the winter of 1884 Elder A.I. Myhre, State evangelist of the Christian Church of MO, visited the town and held a protracted meeting, during which a reorganization was effected, the following persons uniting themselves with the church: ... S.C. Duncan ...
      Pg.516-7: Pleasant Daniel, b. 1823 Green Co. KY; parents & family to Morgan Co. IL early day until spring 1840, then Butler Twp, Harrison Co. MO. Pleasant Daniel m. (1) Sept. 28, 1848, in Daviess Co. to Lucilla Bennet; has been twice married (2nd wife not named); one child by first marriage; to his second were born: ... 4th, Lucy Ann, deceased wife of R.M. Duncan, who died January 15, 1887, aged 31, ...
      Pg.525-6: Reuben Foltz, b. Page Co. VA 2 May 1829, son of Reuben Foltz and Elizabeth, dau. of Martin Kite (more on ancestry); Reuben to IL 1848; 1850 to IN, then VA; 1852 to Harrison Co. MO; m. Oct. 1852 in Gentry Co. MO to Rachel C. Buchanan, a widow and daughter of Matthew Duncan, and a native of KY who moved to MO with her parents when young. Mrs. Foltz is the mother of the following children: By her 1st mar., Sarah, wife of William Allen, of Nodaway Co., and Stephen Z. (decd.); by her 2nd mar. Reuben M., Polly Ann (wife of Slaughter Foltz), James B., and Ruth. ...
      Pg.613-4: Robert D. Rogers, b. Tazewell Co. VA 1830, m. 1854 Nancy, dau. of William Six; 1859 to Bethany, Harrison Co. MO; children ... (4th) Cora A., wife of Stephen C. Duncan.
      Pg.624-5: Dr. H.J. Skinner, b. Perry Co. OH 10 March 1831, son of Samuel & Elizabeth (Hazelton) Skinner; January 15, 1854, he married Susan Duncan, who was born in Tippecanoe Co. IN Sept. 28, 1837, a daughter of William and Mary Duncan. One son and one dau., Josephine S. & Charles H.; Mrs. Skinner died Sept. 25, 1862, and on 5 Aug. 1864 he married her sister Charlotta, born White Co. IN 8 March 1840, who was the mother of 5 ch: Edna R., Willie, Harry B., Loren H., Laura C. Mrs. Skinner d. 12 July 1884 and the Dr. then married Emily J. Hess ... Dr. Skinner lived White Co. IN with parents until ca 1855; to Harrison Co. MO 1857. (more not copied on spouses of children)
      Pg.655-6: R.R. Young, b. Blount Co. TN 22 Nov. 1829, son of Jeremiah S. and Ruth (Boring) Young, also natives Blount Co. TN; moved to Bond Co. IL March 1831, in 1838 to Jackson Co. MO for 4 years, then Harrison Co. MO. In 1833 he (the father) joined the US Rangers under Capt. Duncan, and for his services received a land warrant for 160 acres in Sec. 32 where the son now resides. ...


Some early Duncans in Harrison Co. MO:
      Lucy Jane Duncan, 14 Jan. 1853, in Clay Co. MO Circuit Court suit for divorce against Matthew Duncan, whom she married 26 March 1846 in Clay Co.; she lived in Harrison Co. MO for two years but otherwise in Clay Co.; about May 1849 defendant deserted her, he not a resident of MO, suit published in "Liberty Tribune" of Clay Co. MO. (from pg.68, Vol.I, 1846-1858, "Genealogical Notes from "Liberty Tribune" (Clay Co. MO) by Nadine Hodges and Audrey Lee Wagner Woodruff, FHL book 977.816 D28h)
      Polly Ann Duncan, 14 Feb. 1856, mar. L.C. Whebber (from "The Researcher" July 1976 (Harrison Co. MO), from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983)
      Lucy Jane McIntire, 8 May 1858, died at residence of her father in Harrison Co. MO in her 26th year, born in Jefferson Co. IN, mar. Hugh McIntire 5/19/1853 Trimble Co. KY; dau. of Frederick Duncan, formerly of KY; to MO 1853 with many friends; pub. in "St. Louis Christian Advocate of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South." (pg.74, Vol.26, 3/1975, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Lucy Ann Duncan, 15 Jan. 1887, died age 32y 2m, married, born MO; from Harrison Co. MO Death Register 1883-1893 (pg.58, Vol.20, 8/1973, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)


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