Duncans in Miller Co. MO


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

Last revised October 29, 2014

Formed 1837 from Cole


1840 Miller Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Miller Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.430, #319, Alvis DUNCAN (m) 34 TN farmer $100
                  Ann 39 KY
                  James 10, Sarah 8 KY
                  William 6 KY
                  Ruth 3, Mary 1 MO
                  (MAD: 1840 Garrard Co. KY census)
Pg.435, #389, Isaac DUNCAN 26 AL farmer $0 m/in/year
                  Frances (f) 17 TN
Pg.436, #412, James DUNCAN 28 TN farmer $0
                  Susan 23 TN
                  Jane 1 MO
                  (MAD: 1860 Camden Co. MO census; ? one James Calvin Duncan mar. Mary Susan Panky 6/23/1842 Hamilton Co. IL; one Harriet Susan Pankey b.ca 1825 mar. Cal Duncan in Pulaski Co. MO, she the dau. of James Pankey d. Bland, MO, 1852/1860; from "Descendants of John Peter Pankey" from Evelyn Sigler 3/1983, TN Gen. Society Library #2439)
Pg.436, #413, Robert DUNCAN 29 TN farmer $0
                  Paulina 25 TN
                  Joshua 20 TN
                  Correlda 5 IL
                  (MAD: Robert Duncan mar. "Pantina" Francis Downs 10/14/1842 Franklin Co. IL; 1870 Carroll Co. AR census)

1860 Miller Co. MO Census
Pg.365, #192-192, Elizabeth DUNCAN 50 TN -- $0-$0
                  Rachel 30? TN -- $100-$50
                  Emily 12, James 8 TN
                  Ellen 4, Baby (f) 1 MO
                  (MAD: Elizabeth WOODY 1850 & 1870; 1850 Jackson Co. TN census)
Pg.375, #257-253, Joshua J. DUNCAN 65 NC farmer $0-$50
                  Nancy 26 TN
                  Sarah E. 1 MO
                  (MAD: ? 1850 Cedar Co. MO census; Nancy & ch. in 1870 Laclede Co. MO census)
Pg.378, #278-274, J.M. CASH (m) 34 TN farmer $200-$110
                  Sarah 33 TN
                  John E. 10, Robert S. 5 MO
                  William H. 2 MO
Pg.378, #278-275, Robert DUNCAN 40 TN farmer $0-$200
                  Paulina 35 TN
                  Cirilda (Cailda?) C. (f) 14 IL
                  John A. 11 MO
                  Joshua DUNCAN 27 TN farmer $0-$120
                  (MAD: ? Joshua Duncan in 1870 Columbia Co. AR census; one Joshua Duncan mar. Lucy Thompson 12/25/1867 at Dwight Mission Church, perhaps Sebastian or Logan or Crawford Co. AR)
Pg.379, #282-279, Alvis DUNCAN 44 TN farmer $2500-$495
                  Ann 47 KY
                  James R. 20 KY farm laborer
                  Sarah J. 18 KY
                  Mary M. 10, John M. 7 MO
                  (MAD: Sarah Jane Duncan mar. James E. Hughes 3/6/1862)
Pg.379, #284-280, Isaac DUNCAN 35 TN farmer $0-$50
                  Frances (f) 26 TN
                  Robert J. 9 MO
                  Racetta? (Rosetta?) C/B. (f) 8/12? (2/12?) MO
                  (MAD: 1870 Carroll Co. AR census)
Pg.433, #630-627, Harmon L. SHELTON 30 (31?) TN farmer $250-$300
                  Sarah A/S. 27 MO
                  Mary E.J. 7, Letty (f) 4 MO
                  Gilliam DUNCAN 18 IL farm laborer $0-$0
                  (MAD: Gillium Duncan mar. Lucinda Jane Henderson 10/11/1866; son of Hayden ("Harden") Duncan and Sarah Luttrell of 1850 Clay Co. IL census)
Pg.433, #631-628, Mary J. SMITH 40 IL -- $500-$150
                  Thomas J. 18 IL farmer
                  Malinda 16, Nancy 13 IL
                  Martha 10 IL
                  James 8, John 5 MO
                  Rachel 3, Mary 1 MO
                  Greenberry DUNCAN 16 IL farm laborer $0-$0
                  (MAD: one Green Berry Duncan mar. Elizabeth Shelton 3/8/1866; 1870 Pulaski Co. MO census; son of Hayden ("Harden") Duncan and Sarah Luttrell of 1850 Clay Co. IL census)
Pg.479, #944-937, William DUNCAN 51 KY farmer $3500-$4800
                  Jane 48 KY
                  James 19, William J. 16 MO
                  Joseph B?. M?. 7 MO
                  (MAD: 1850 Cole Co. MO census)

1870 Miller Co. MO Census
Franklin Twp.
Pg.245, #61-61, DUNCAN, William 61 KY farmer $4000-$1000
                  Jane 58 KY housekeeper
                  James B. 19 MO farmhand
Pg.245, #62-62, DUNCAN, Daniel 33 MO farmer $1500-$250
                  SPARKS, Francis E. (f) 28 NY, (occupation:) "Lives with Wm. Duncan"
Pg.246, #93-93, DUNCAN, James 29 MO farmer $1000-$400
                  Livonia (f) 18 MO housekeeper
                  (no children, not mar/in/year)
                  (MAD: James Duncan mar. Livony Cotton 11/25/1869)
Pg.247, #100-100, DUNCAN, William I. 26 MO farmer $1000-$400
                  Isabella A. 23 MO housekeeper
                  William J. 3, Sarah J. 2 MO at home
                  James D. 6/12 MO b.Dec. at home
                  JONES, Mary E. 13 OH (occup:) "at Duncans"
Jim Henry Twp.
Pg.253, #97-97, DUNCAN, Rachel 43 TN "widow lady" $400-$250
                  James R. 18 TN farmer
                  E.E. (f) 14 MO at home
                  John C. 11, Mary A.S. 9 MO at home
                  WOODY, Sarah E. 74 SC at home
                  (MAD: 1880 census, Rachail M. Duncan 50 TN VA VA, children's father b.TN; 1850 Jackson Co. TN census with Elizabeth WOODY)
Richwoods Twp. (ornate handwriting)
Pg.274, #119-119, DAMEAN?, Jas. W. 30 AL farmer $1200-$500
                  Amanda F. 26 IL keeps house
                  Martha E. 7, Melissa M. 4 IL at home
                  Laura B. 1 MO at home
                  (MAD: indexed James W. Duncan?)


Miller Co. MO Deed Indexes (SLC 7/16/2014)
   Deed records v.A-B 1837-1856 (FHL film 941,758)
      No Duncan indexed in Vol.A; no index in Vol.B
   Deed records v.C 1856-1859 (FHL film 941,769)
      C-223: Duncan, Wm. from Bunker, Wm.
      C-498: Dunkin, J.J. to Riggs, O.
   Deed records v.D-E 1859-1866 (FHL film 941,770)
      No Duncan indexed in Vol.D; no index in Vol.E
   Deed records v.F 1866-1868 (FHL film 941,771)
      No index in Vol.F

Miller Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/16/2014; have JPG images)
   Deed records v.C 1856-1859 (FHL film 941,769)
      C-223: William Bunker Sen. of Miller Co. MO for $1,194.32 paid by William Duncan of afsd, has sold to said William Duncan the following parcels of land in Miller and Morgan Cos. MO, Lot No.1 of NW 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.41 Range 15, also S 1/2 Lot No.2 of NW 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.41 Range 15, also Lot 2 of SW 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.41 Range 15, also N 1/2 Lot 2 of NW 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.41 Range 15, all in Miller Co. MO; also NE of SE 1/4 Sec.13 Twp.41 Range 16 containing 40 acres in Morgan Co. MO, containing in all 298-58/100 acres, warrant title. 15 March 1855. /s/ William Bunker. Ack. 1 March 1855 before William P. Dixon, Clerk of Miller Co. MO Circuit Court. Filed for record 27 Aug. 1857, recorded 2 Sept. 1857. (FHL film 941,769)
      C-498: Joshuay J. Dunkin of Miller Co. MO for $100 paid by Owen Riggs of Miller Co. MO, sold parcel of land in Miller Co. MO, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.20 and SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.21, all in Twp.41 of Range 12, containing 120 acres more or less, warrant title. 8 May 1858. /s/ Joshuay J. (X) Dunkin. Ack. 8 May 1858 before Edmund Riggs, J.P., Miller Co. MO. Filed for record August 4, 1858. (FHL film 941,769)


Garrard Co. KY Deed (SLC 5/2/2013)
      V-151: #5747. 31 Aug. 1859, Alvis Duncan and Ann Duncan his wife to Sally Palmer and Jane Palmer, for $300 paid, sell tract of land in Garrard Co. on Masons Fork of Paint Lick formerly? owned by John Palmer decd. & covered by the ?? papers of said decedant supposed to contain 136 acres more or less, our interest being one undivided eleventh part of said tract of land, warrant title. /s/ Alvis Duncan, Ann (X) Duncan. Ack. before Evi B. Farley, Clerk of Miller Co., Missouri, 31 Aug. 1859. Recorded Garrard Co. KY 15 April 1860. (FHL film 183,251)


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, Daniel, widow Duncan, Lucinda F.; C 42 En MO Mil., F 9 Prov. En. MO Mil.; 1890 Aug. 12, Invalid Appl. #856508, Cert. #668016, MO; 1902 July 18, Widow Appl. #766913, Cert. #575989, "Ind. Ty" (MAD: Indian Territory?) (MAD: 1880 Miller Co. MO)
      Duncan, Gillium, widow Duncan, Mary J.; C & H 6 Mo. Cav., C. Woods Battlion Mo. Cav., G Osage Co. MO H. Gds; 1889 Aug. 16, Invalid Appl. #722881, Cert. #600695, MO; 1921 Feb. 2, Widow Appl. #1171055, no cert., Kans. (MAD: ?? 1860 Miller Co. MO census)
      Duncan, Green B., widow Duncan, Priscilla; H 9 MO Cav., G Osage Co. MO H. Gds, M 3 MO Cav.; 1879 Sept. 6, Invalid Appl. #309657, Cert. #330706; 1898 Jan. 20, Widow Appl. #669260, no cert., MO. (MAD: ?? 1860 Miller Co. MO census)
      Duncan, John B., widow Duncan, Elizabeth; A Osage Co. MO H.G.; 1892 July 7, Widow Appl. #554630, Cert. #456369, MO.
      Duncan, John W., widow Duncan, Mary; A Osage Co. MO H. Gds., A 60 En. MO Mil.; 1891 Jan. 8, Invalid Appl. #988951, Cert. #902658, MO; 1907 June 14, Widow Appl. #871406, no cert., MO.
      Duncan, Samuel P., widow Duncan, Culpurnia; A Osage County MO H. Gds.; 1892 Aug. 27, Invalid Appl. #1127392, Cert. #1020822; 1902 June 9, Widow Appl. #764411, Cert. #548340, MO.
      Duncan, William J.; H 9 Prov. En. MO Mil, G Osage Co. MO H. Gds; 1890 March 29, Invalid Appl. #764659, Cert. #1052980, MO; remarks C2532674. (MAD: 1860 Miller Co. MO census)
      (MAD: Roster of Co.M, 3rd MO Cavalry Vols, included Will B. Dunken from Oakhurst, Miller Co. MO; from pg.107, Vol.3, 3/1977, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)

HISTORIES before 1923

1893 "A History of Miller Co. MO" by Gerard Schultz (FHL book 977.856 H2s and fiche 6,048,446)
      Pg.138: GEORGE WASHINGTON DUNCAN, who since 1908 has been an able representative of the medical profession in Miller County, was born near Iberia, on October 28, 1879. He is the son of James R. Duncan, who was born at Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN, on September 18, 1851. His mother, Sarah J. (Wilson) Duncan, was born ten miles north of Iberia, on February 12, 1858. Her father, a captain in the Confederate army, died at Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Duncan was educated in the public schools of Maries County and the Iberia Academy, .... On June 29, 1905, at Iberia, he was united in marriage with Miss Myrtle Viola Ramsey, ....

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)
      Pg.1108, Maries Co.: Benjamin F. Branson, b. 1859, m. 1883 Parrie, dau. of James R. and Sally Duncan.
      Pgs.1110-1111, Maries Co.: J. Russell Duncan, a farmer and stock-raiser of Miller Township, Maries County, was born in Gerrard Co. KY, in 1839, and is a son of Alvis and Ann (Palmer) Duncan, the former born in Washington Co. East TN, and the latter in Garrard Co. KY. The parents were married in Kentucky, where they lived until J. Russell was about five years of age, and then removed to Miller Co. MO, where they settled on a farm, upon which the father died in 1883; his wife is still living at the age of eighty years; both were members of the Baptist Church. J. Russell Duncan was the eldest of a family of six, and was reared in Miller County, his educational advantages being limited. In 1863-64 he served in two different companies in the Enrolled Missouri Militia. In 1864 he married Sarah E., daughter of William H. and Mary C. Scott, the former of whom was born in Kentucky in 1817, (MAD: more on Scott family) .... Mrs. Duncan was born in Laclede Co. MO, and is the mother of twelve children, viz.: Parrie, wife of B.F. Branson; Elben, formerly a teacher, now a farmer; Milford, also a farmer; Alice, who married Thomas Branson; Lillie and Lawrence (twins), Lida, Ella, Ivan, Alvis, Dora (deceased) and Dellard (deceased). Since his marriage Mr. Duncan, has lived on his present farm, which contains 280 acres of the old home place. He owns in all 800 acres, 360 in Miller County and 160 in Pulaski County, besides his farm in Miller Township, Maries County, and 120 acres left him by his father. ... Mason, belongs to Agricultural Whell. Mrs. Duncan is a member of the Baptist Church.
      MAD: James Russell Duncan and his family of Maries Co. MO are given in a sketch on pg.5, Vol.3#6, Dec. 1987, "Seeking & Searching Ancestors (MO)" Rt.1 Box 52, St.Elizabeth, MO 65075 (FHL book 977.856 D25s). His parents Alvis Duncan 2/2/1818 - 3/4/1882 and Ann Palmer 4/13/1808 - 3/6/1898, and James Russell Duncan and wife and other family members, are buried in the Strickland cemetery, Miller township, Maries Co. MO near the Little Tavern creek.


Some early Duncans in Miller Co. MO:
      Hannah S. Duncan, 29 Jan. 1854, mar. Hillery J. Jinkens.
      John Duncan, 25 July 1858, mar. Elizabeth Ann Robbins.
      Nancy Jane Duncan, 23 Sept. 1860, mar. William B. Kingsworthy.
      Emily F. Duncan, 22 Sept. 1864, mar. Daniel Kinworthy.
      William J. Dunkin, 18 Dec. 1864, mar. Sarah M. Shelton.
      Nancy W. Duncan, 26 March 1865, mar. Andrew J. Shelton.
      Marion Duncan, 12 Aug. 1869, mar. Melvina Shelton.
      James R. Duncan, 14 Oct. 1923, died; James R. Duncan, 9/3/1851 - 10/14/1923, and wife Sarah J. Duncan, 2/12/1857 - 5/23/1949, and other Duncans, are buried in the Duncan Cemetery, Sec.36, Twp.40N R12W, Osage Twp. ("Miller Co. MO Cemeteries" by Carl G. Kelsay, August F. Barnhouse, and others; FHL book 977.856 V22k and films 924,606 item 11 and other films)

"Pioneer Families of Miller County, Missouri; Journey to the Past" by Peggy Smith Hake, no date (FHL book 977.856 D2h; from Donald G. Musick to Jeannine Wright to MAD 10/2001)
      Pgs.45-47 of this book contain information on the families of Greenberry and Gillam Duncan of Miller Co. MO, sons of Hayden Duncan born 1820 and his wife Sarah Duncan born 1817, of 1870 Pulaski Co. MO census.

"Pioneer Times (MO)" Vol.2, #3, 7/1978 (FHL book 977.8 B2p; from Evelyn Sigler 6/1984)
      Pg.181 contains an article on the Shelton family which includes information that George Shelton, born 1810 TN, died 20 July 1860, buried in Miller Co. MO, and that the Duncan family were heirs of his estate as his "ggchildren."

"Genealogy of the Watkins, Hughes, Duncan and Livingston Families" by Janet Dawn Javor, 1980 (FHL book 929.273 W325j; Library of Congress book C571.W335 1980)
      Pgs.95-101 contain information on the family of Alvis Duncan, born 1818 Washington Co. TN, and his wife Ruth Ann Palmer, from Garrard Co. KY to Miller Co. MO, buried Maries Co. MO.


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