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Duncans in Pike Co. MO


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

Last revised October 30, 2014

Formed 1818 from St. Charles
Ralls formed 1820 from Pike


1830 Pike Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.235  Duncan, Melcher      1112,001      - 0112,01

1840 Pike Co. MO Census
Pg. 79  T.S. Duncan          3000,01       - 0100,1
    91  Melcher Duncan       0011,1001     - 0000,201
        Robert S. Duncan     0000,1        - 1000,1
          (MAD: Jonathan Oyler and Melcher Oyler, perhaps
            from Robertson Co. TN, said to be on this page)

1850 Pike Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Bowling Green, part of Union Twp.
Pg.163, #45, Burzell RIGGS (m) 48 KY saddler $750
                  Eliza 40 KY
                  Ambrose D. 17 KY
                  Margaret A. 15 KY deaf & dumb
                  James W. 10, Araminta A. 7 MO
                  Sarah E. 4, Artemas W. 2 MO
                  Eliza F. 20 KY
                  John DUNCAN 8 MO
Ashley Twp.
Pg.164, #60, Evan J. OWENS 51 VA wool carder $200
                  Denetta 43 VA
                  Frances 18, Mary 16, Virginia 14 VA
                  Martha 4 MO
                  (MAD: Evan P. Owins mar. Jeneter Duncan 3/13/1845; Ganetta (Trower), widow of James R. Duncan died 1840, had mar. 4/16/1829 in Mercer Co. KY, he the son of Martin C. Duncan & Mary Ray)
Calumet Twp.
Pg.234, #987, William ELGIN 65 VA farmer $3000
                  Nancy 61 KY
                  F.J. (m) 28 MO farmer
Pg.234, #988, F.C. ELGUN (m) 39 KY farmer $600
                  Dorcas A. 30 KY
                  William 13, Thomas 11 MO
                  Nancy E. 8, Belinda J. 7 MO
                  John 5, Henry 3, Sarah 7/12 MO
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 17 MO
Indian Creek Twp.
Pg.255, #1277, Wm. J. DUNCAN 26 TN farmer $400
                  Sarah 21 MO
                  Wm. J. 1, Eveline 1/12 MO
                  (MAD: William J. Duncan mar. Sarah Irvine 9/18/1845)
Pg.256, #1294, Melcher DUNCAN 62 TN farmer $0
                  Sarah 59 NC
                  Jesse W. 24 TN farmer $100
                  Mary A. 25 KY
                  Sarah C. 2/12 MO
                  Lydia S. 23 TN -- $100
                  Margaret L. 22 TN
                  Mary 11 MO (MAD: not 11/12)
                  (MAD: Jesse V. Duncan mar. Mary Ann Williams 6/13/1849)
Peno Twp.
Pg.260, #42, William PITT 50 ENG farmer $2000
                  Martha A. 41 VA
                  Mary J. 17, James D. 15 MO
                  Frances E. (f) 11, Thomas 8 MO
                  William S. 5, Luther H. 2/12 MO
                  (MAD: William Pitt mar. Martha Ann Dunkum 1/29/1827 Albemarle Co. VA)
Pg.267, #131, James D. DUNKUM 39 VA physician $2000
                  Sarah 33 VA (blotted, but age probably 33)
                  James S. 15 VA farmer $0
                  Saml. J. 14 VA

1860 Pike Co. MO Census
Calumet Twp.
Pg.320, #1296-1272, Walker R. OGDEN 44 VA farmer $0-$4500
                  Catharine 42 VA
                  John B. 17 VA farm laborer
                  Sarah A. 15, Margaret 9 VA
                  Wm. M. 7 VA
                  Robert W. 5, Charles 2 VA
                  Malcom DUNKIN (m) 12 VA
Pg.345, #1482-1458, Robert W. DUNCAN 44 PA cooper $0-$170
                  Elizabeth 37 KY domestic
                  Sarah M. 15, Margaret N. 13 MO
                  Susan 8, Elizabeth 6 MO
                  Robert H. 3, Evaline 1 MO
                  (MAD: 1850 Marion Co. MO census; 1870 Madison Co. MO census)
City of Clarksville
Pg.367, #1661-1637, John PITT 56 MD hed? carpenter $6000-$1000
                  Martha 40 KY domestic
                  Analiza DUNKIN (f) 16 MO
                  Martha A. GREW 17 MO
                  Wm. McINTOSH 28 SCT lumber merchant $0-$1500
                  Adam M. TUCKER 28 ME ("Main") jr. carpenter
                  (MAD: 1850 Lincoln Co. MO census)
Indian Twp., P.O. New Harmony, pg.2?45
Pg.394, #1832-1808, W.J. DUNKIN (m) 36 TN farmer $2500-$1325
                  Sarah 30 MO dom. cannot read/write
                  W.J. Jr. (m) 12 MO
                  Evaline 10 MO
                  Jesse R. (m) 6 MO
                  Sarah 4 MO
                  Mary 2 MO
Indian Twp.
Pg.395, #1840-1816, Jesse W. DUNKIN 35 TN farmer $320-$350
                  Mary A. 36 KY domestic
                  Sarah C. 10, Margaret F. 8 MO
                  Sirena L. (f) 5 MO
Pg.399-400, #1869-1845, Melser DUNKIN (m) 72 TN farmer $0-$300?
                  Sarah 68 NC
                  Lidia 30 TN
                  Margaret J. 20 TN
                  Mary S. 22 MO
Peno Twp.
Pg.480, #2427-2401, Nathaniel PORTER 59 KY farmer $3200-$700?
                  Lucinda 56 VA
                  Armilda (f) 28 VA
                  Ann DUNCAN 26 VA
                  Emerine PORTER (f) 20 VA
                  Elizabeth 18, Parthena? (f) 15 VA
                  James W. 13, George R. 11 VA
                  Nathaniel N?. 8?, Susan A. 4 VA
Pg.483, #2444-2418, (Hotel)
                  J.D. DUNKIM (m) 49 VA physician $11000-6000
                  Sarah P. 45 VA
                  Saml. J. 24 VA clerk m/in/yr
                  Abiah (f) 18 MA m/in/yr
                  R?.H?. McCLELLEN (m) 26 MA p.caster
                  Robt. HUFF 21 OH painter
                  Joseph GLEN? (ALEN?) 25 MAss painter
                  John R. INTERBEND?? 24 ENG --?-- maker

1870 Pike Co. MO Census
Buffalo Twp.
Pg.53, #488-488, DUNCAN, Wm. C. 45 MO physician $2700-$7540
                  Mary? A. 44 MO keeps house
                  Mason F?. (m) 16 MO
                  Charles 14, Eugene (m) 12 MO
                  L.S. (f) 10, Louisa (f) 7 MO
                  (MAD: 1850 Lincoln Co. MO census; Pike Co. Patrons of Atlas 1875 shows W.C. Duncan, P.O. Louisiana, farmer & physician, born Lincoln Co., to Pike Co. 1824, from pg.80, Vol.8, 9/1979, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)
Cuivre Twp. (pg.64)
Pg.154A, #429-429, OGDEN, Catherine E. 51 VA keeping house $3000-$650
                  William 16 VA farmer
                  Maggie (f) 18 VA at home
                  Robert 15, Charles 12 VA farm laborers
                  DUNCAN, Malcolm (m) 21 VA farm laborer
                  Martha W. 18 VA
                  Vesta V. (f) 6/12 MO b.Nov.
Indian Creek
Pg.194, #119-119, DUNCAN, Sallie 77 NC keeping house $0-$0
                  Lydia 46 TN seamstress
                  Margaret 44 TN house work
                  (MAD: widow of Melcher Duncan)
Louisiana Ward 4
Pg.203, #72-72, DUNCAN, Wm. J. 44 MO teamster $0-$350
                  Jas. 22 MO clerk
                  Emma (f) 20, Jessie (m) 17 MO
                  Sarah 13, Mollie 11, Jno. 10 MO
                  Robt. 8, Lucinda 4 MO
                  (MAD: ?? one James Duncan mar. Rachel Lett 12/25/1874 Audrain Co. MO, indexed Wm J. Duncan 30 MO, wife Rachael 23 IL, children, and sister Lucinda Duncan 15 MO on pg.15C, 1880 Audrain Co. MO)
Louisiana Ward 2
Pg.232, #161-161, DUNCAN, Charity 50 VA BLACK keeps house $600-$100
                  Lizzie (f) 13, Wm. H. 9 MO BLACKS
                  Emily 6, "Rot." 5 MO BLACKS
Peno Twp.
Pg.270, #399-399, DUNKAM, Saml. J. 34 VA miller $1500-$1500
                  A.A. (f) 27 MO keeps house
                  Jas. E. 1 MO
                  FIELDS, Lewis R. 39 IL engineer $800-$300
                  Mary J. 28 MO keeps house
                  A.B. (f) 5, E.A. (m) 1 MO
                  NEET, Moritz (m) 20 SAXONY weaver
Pg.271, #416-416, DUNKUM, Jas. D. 59 VA keeps ?cooper? (blurred) $8000-$800
                  Louisa 46 MO keeps house
                  (no children)
Spencer Twp.
Pg.279, #3-3, DUNCAN, Jessie (m) 44 TN farmer $1600-$550
                  Mary 47 KY keeping house
                  Margaret 18, Syrene (f) 15 MO
                  Celespe? (f) 7 MO
                  (MAD: Selesta (f) 17 MO in 1880)
Pg.279, #4-4, DUNCAN, David 28 IN farmer $0-$0
                  Matilda 25 OH keeping house
                  William 3 MO


Pike Co. MO Probate Records
   Vol.1, 1825-1824 - "D" index missing (FHL film 956,908)
   Vol.2, 1834-1841
      2-304/5: Will of James R. Duncan, 25 July 1840; of Pike Co. MO, weak in body; to my wife Gennetta Duncan all my real and personal estate consisting of S 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.19 T51 R3W, containing 80 acres, 2 head of horses, one mule colt, one waggon and gears and all my household & kitchen furniture, farming utensils and goods and chattels of every description to do with and dispose of as she pleases. Wit. Jas. R. Keith, James S. Wilson, Thomas Moore. Proved on oaths of James R. Keith and Thomas Moore 28 Sept. 1840. (FHL film 956,908)
      Reuben Kilby, died intestate, admr. Caswell Kilby, 19 Aug. 1834, sec. Abraham E. Kilby and John A. Newland. Heirs: Abraham E. Kilby, Cumberland Kilby, Caswell Kilby, Sarah Duncan late Kilby, Nancy Kilby, Harley Ann and James R. Kilby are the only heirs (4). (pg.56, Vol.5, 3/1978, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984) (MAD: Abraham E. Kilby in 1850 Grant Co. WI census)
      Jonathan Vineyard, died intestate, widow Temperance Vineyard renounces her right to admr., 25 July 1839. Letters of Administration granted Allen Vineyard, sec. Thomas J. Duncan and Richard Oldham ... (pg.67, Vol.5, 3/1978, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)
   Vol.3, 1841-1847 - no Duncan
   Vol.4, 1847-1857 - no Duncan (FHL film 956,909)
   Vol.5, 1857-1865
      5-34: 8 April 1858, Bond of Joseph W. Brown, security Thos. McQueen and John W. Martin, for $1,000; Brown appointed guardian of person and curator of estate of William John and Ann Eliza Duncan, minors; recorded 8 April 1858.


Pike Co. MO Deeds (1820-1857 index, grantee on FHL film 974,641; grantor on FHL film 974,433)
      D-133: 14 Aug. 1832, Robert Duncan and wife Sally of City and Co. of St. Louis, MO, to Thomas Hunter of Pike Co. MO, $220, 160 acres, being NW 1/4 Sec.13 T53N R2W patented to Robert Duncan on 10 Dec. 1827; mortgage, due $100 to be paid by Thomas Hunter 25 Dec. 1832; both signed in St.Louis. Wit. D.E. Guyler. (FHL film 974,437)
      D-606: 12 Oct. 1835, Melcher Duncan and wife Sarah of Pike Co. MO to Frederick Goodman, $150, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.13 T52N R5W, being 40 acres. Both signed, no wit. (FHL film 974,437)
      G-5: 10 Nov. 1832, Gibson Jenkins and wife Sophia to Peter Dunkin (no locality), $150, W 1/2 NE frac. 1/4 Sec.11 T52 R1E, being 65 acres. Wit. Francis Wath, Bird Price. (FHL film 974,438)
      G-332: 25 July 1840, James R. Duncan last will and testament, filed 28 Sept. 1840. (FHL film 974,438) (MAD: looked at, not copied; see will in will books)
      H-42: 26 Oct. 1839, Peter Duncan and wife Nancy (X) (no locality) to Mordicai Amos of Pike Co. MO, $350, land on Ramsey Creek, the W 1/2 NE frac. 1/4 Sec.11 T52 R1E. Wit. Francis Watts JP. (FHL film 974,439) (MAD: ?? see Peter Duncan of 1840 Newton Co. MO census, 1850 McDonald Co. MO census, first wife Nancy A. Hopkins)
      H-612: 2 March 1842, mortgage, Robert Snedigar to James D. Dunkum, SE 1/4 Sec.33 T55N R4 and NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.4 T54N R4; mortgage satisfied. (FHL film 974,439) (from index only; later grantee deeds to James D. Dunkum not copied)
      J-56: 8 Oct. 1846, William Dunkin and wife Amanda M. of Morgan Co. IN appoint Giles Mitchell of same, our attorney to sell our real estate in MO. Wit. A.A. Bamackman, Loyd Tee. Reg. Morgan Co. IN 8 Oct. 1846. (FHL film 974,440)
      K-396: 12 March 1845, Ginnetter Duncan of Pike Co. MO to Henry A. Trower of same, $100, 80 acres, the S 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.19 T51 R3W. Wit. W.B. Trower JP. (FHL film 974,440)
      L-476: 12 Oct. 1850, William Luce and wife Minerva to Jesse W. Duncan, Lydia S. Duncan and Margaret J. Duncan; for $50 paid by Jesse W. Duncan and $50 each? paid by Lydia S. and Margaret J. Duncan, quit claim the undivided half to Lydia S. and Margaret J. Duncan, of the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.4 T52 R4W and SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.33 T53 R4W. No wit. (FHL film 974,441)
      M-80: 2 June 1851, James D. Duncum to Wm. L. Hardin, Frankford lot 10, block 2. (FHL film 974,441) (from index only; did not copy later James D. Dunkum grantor deeds)
      M-143: 9 Dec. 1844, Jesse D.W. Hutsell of Fayette Co. KY to William Duncan of Morgan Co. IN, $45, undivided 1/8 of NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.20 T52 R2E, being 40 acres; and SE Frac. 1/4 Sec.9 T52 R2E, being 108 acres; and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.8 T52 R2E, being 80 acres; and SW Frac. 1/4 Sec.10, all T52 R2E, being 5.49 acres. Wit. S. McCracken, J.H. Scott; appeared in Morgan Co. IN. (FHL film 974,441)
      M-145: 14 Nov. 1846, Giles Mitchell in right of his wife and as attorney in fact for William Duncan and wife Amanda of Morgan Co. IN, all heirs of Peter Hutsell decd, to Alexander Syler of Pike Co. MO, for $65.52, our interest in land entered in name of Peter Hutsel decd, being the NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.20 T52 R2E, being 40 acres; and SE Frac. 1/4 Sec.9 T52 R2E, being 108 acres; and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.8 T52 R2E, being 80 acres; and SW Frac. 1/4 Sec.10, all T52 R2E, being 5.49 acres. /s/ Giles Mitchell and attorney for William Duncan and Mandy Duncan. (FHL film 974,441)
      Index includes Book N


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, Robert, widow Duncan, Elizabeth C.; E 51 En. MO Mil., Real's Co. En. MO Mil.; 1891 April 10, Invalid Appl. #1011510, no cert., MO; 1922 Oct. 24, Widow Appl. #1196795, Cert. #A-6-4-28, MO. (MAD: ? 1860 Madison or Pike Co. MO)


Washington Co. IN Deed (FHL film 1,306,025)
      U-36: 18 Aug. 1848, Cyrus S. Brown and wife Julia of Pike Co. MO to Stephen B. Pugh of Washington Co. IN, $20, part of NE 1/4 Sec. 20 T3N R4E, in division of land of Charles Duncan, undivided 1/3 part of lot 3 assigned to James B. Duncan decd late of KY, son of Charles Duncan who died in IN; James B. Duncan was father of Julia Brown. Wit. Cary R. Bankhead.

Mason Co. KY Deed (FHL film 281,811)
      58-210/211: 8 Jan. 1849, That Ann Duncan decd. by will recorded in Jessamine Co. Court conveyed to Margaret Ann Duncan as long as she remained single and unmarried about 50 acres of land in Mason Co. KY, but when she marries the land is to be divided in 3 equal parts and held by Charles J. Duncan, Julia Brown and said Margaret Ann Duncan, NOW Cyrus S Brown and said Julia Brown his wife of Pike Co. MO for $1 paid and in consideration of a contract to enable said Margaret Ann Duncan to sell the land between Margaret Ann Duncan and Cyrus S. Brown and wife Julia this day made, have released to Margaret Ann Duncan of Jessamine Co. KY their interest to that tract of land containing about 50 acres in Mason Co. KY near the turnpike road leading from Maysville to Flemingsburg, willed by Deborah Ramey to Sanford J. Ramey and by him sold to Ann Duncan and conveyed by her will to Margaret Ann Duncan, recorded in Jessamine Co. KY, together with buildings, rights & privileges & immunities belonging. /s/ C.S. Brown, Julia L. Brown. They appeared before Thomas Buckley, J.P. of Pike Co. MO, 8 Jan. 1849. Certification 15 Jan. 1849 by Samuel F. Murray, Clerk of Pike Co. MO Court, for Thomas Berkley, J.P. Recorded 14 Feb. 1829 Mason Co. KY. (FHL film 281,811)

Audrain Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/18/2014)
      G-92/93: Stephen Duncan and Catharine A. Duncan his wife have appointed N.P. Minor our attorney to prosecute any suits for us for recovery of any real estate which we may have an interest in, in the counties of Pike, Ralls, Lincoln and Audrain in the state of Missouri or to settle by compromise or otherwise any dispute in reference to said real estate and also to sell and dispose of in fee simple any real estate in which we are interested in the above counties and to make to Edwin Philander? and Daniel Draper Jr. a good warentee deed to the following real estate in Pike Co. MO, Sec.20 Twp.54N R1W containing 360 acres more or less as soon as the said Draper shall comply with the terms and agreements entered into at the time of sale or in his discretion may make to said Draper a deed with a clause of mortgage at any time as our said attorney may see fit ... our said attorney is advised and empowered to sell the said (too dark) for such price as he shall think fit ... and make a deed or conveyance ... 28 Nov. 1855. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Cathn. A. Duncan. Wit. Charlotte B. Davis, S.M. Davis. Ack. 17 Dec. 1855 before Robert W. Wood, a Commissioner for Missouri resident in the City of Natches, Adams Co. MS. Filed for record August 29, 1856. (FHL film 968,972)
      G-97/98: Jared D. Fyler of Adams Co. MS for his right in equity and $1 paid by Stephen Duncan of afsd, sell and quit claim to said Stephen Duncan my interest as well as in possession or in expectancy for one undivided third part of following tracts of land with buildings and other improvements, to wit, a tract of land in Ralls Co. MO, being the NE 1/4 and ? E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.28 Twp. (too dark) N of Range 5W, the same conveyed by (too dark) Herrick and wife to Jared D. Fyler by deed 11 (too dark) 1837 and recorded in Ralls Co. Book C pg.194?; also a tract of land in Pike Co. state last afsd, being a part of fractional Sec.20 Twp.54N Range 1W containing 360 acres and is the same conveyed to Ja(too dark) D. Fyler by Isaac Herrick & wife by deed May 25, 18(too dark) recorded in Pike Co. Book E pg. 123 and 124 and is known as the Jones Farms; also a tract of land in said Pike Co. being the 1/2 of NW 1/4 fractional Sec.20 Twp.54N Range 1 containing 40 acres more or less conveyed to Jared D. Fyler by Herrick & wife by deed Jan. 1, 1836, recorded Pike Co. Book pg 48; also the remaining half of fractional NW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp. (too dark) as will appear by deed by the same to the same recorded Pike Co. Book E pg (blank); also following tracts entered by said Isaac Herrick at land office in Palmyra, MO, by following certificates dated July 19, 1836, to wit, Certificate No.14730 for (too dark) hundred 20 acres, Certificate No.14728 for 2,400 acres, Cert. No. 14731 for 1451-29/100 acres; Certificate No.14729 for 320 acres; certificate No. 14913 for 100 acres; also by certificate dated Aug. 1836 No. (too dark) 240 acres; Certificate No.15167 for ?hundred 69-13/100 acres; all of said lands in said certificates is the same conveyed by afsd Isaac Herrick & wife to Jared D. Fyler by deed August 1836 recorded in said Pike Co. F pg.378, also a tract of land in Lincoln (too dark) state last afsd containing 800 arpens and is the same tract of land conveyed to said Isaac Herrick by James Sims and wife by deed Aug. 8, 1836, recorded in Lincoln Co. Book D pg 189 & 190, also following lots of land in town of Louisianna in said Pike Co., to wit, a lot having a front of 16 feet and depth 120 feet in Block No. 17 said lot being No.94, also 2 lots in said block being No.153 and 154, ...60 feet front and 120 feet deep and is the same conveyed by Isaac Herrick & wife to Jared D. Fyler by deed March 23, 1837, recorded Pike Co. Book E pg 181 and 182; also tract of land in Pike Co. IL, to wit, Sec. No.7 Twp.5S Range 4W containing 734.29 acres, the E 1/2 Sec.12 Twp.5S Range 2W of 4th principle meridian being the same land conveyed by Robert W. Taylor and wife to Jared D. Fyler by deed 30 Oct. 1839 recorded in Pike Book No.16 pg 172 & 173. /s/ 22 Feb. 1849, J.D. Fyler. Ack. 21 July 1852 before Samuel Wood, Clerk of Circuit Court of Adams Co. MS. Filed for record Aug. 29, 1856. (FHL film 968,972)
      G-99/101: Jared D. Fyler and Sarah wife of said Jared D., residence of Adams Co. MS, have sold to Stephen Duncan of Adams Co. MS and Alvares Fisk of City of New Orleans, State of Louisianna, all our interest to following tracts of land in state of Missouri; tract in Ralls Co., being NE 1/4 and E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.51N Range 5W, being the same tract conveyed by Isaac Harrick & wife to Jared D. Fyler by deed March 11, 1837, recorded in Ralls Co. Book C pg.194 & 195; another tract in Pike Co., being part of fractional Sec.20 Twp.54N Range 1W containing 360 acres known as the Jones Farm being the same conveyed by Isaac Herrick & wife to Jared D. Fyler by deed ... 25, 1836, recorded in Pike Co. Book E? pg.123 & 124; another tract in Pike Co., being 1/2 NW 1/4 fractional Sec. (too dark) Twp.54N Range 1W containing 40 acres more or less, being the same conveyed by Isaac Herrick & wife to Jared D. Fyler by deed Jan. 1, 1836, recorded in Pike Co. Book E? pg.48;
   also the remaining half of said fractional NW? 1/4 Sec.20 above described conveyed by Isaac Herrick & wife to said Jared D. Fyler by deed March 7, 1837, recorded in Pike Co. Book (too dark ...) at the land office in Palmyra, MO, as they appear by the following mentioned cert. dated July 19, 1836, to wit, No.14928 for 2,x00 acres; No.14,729, for 320 acres; No.14,730 for 15,020 acres; No.14,731 for 14,051-29/100 acres; No.14913 for 160 acres; certificates dated Aug. 12, 1836 for 240 acres; No.15167 for 169-13/100 acres; all of said lands having been conveyed by said Herrick & wife to said Tyler by deed Aug. 1836, recorded in Pike Co. Book (too dark) pg.378;
   excepting from this conveyance the interest of Fyler in the following described tracts embraced in those certificates & situated in Audrain Co., the E 1/2 Sec.24, N 1/2 Sec.27, S 1/2 Sec.9, E 1/2? of SW 1/4 Sec.24, all in Sec.? 26, Twp.52, Range 5; also NE 1/4 Sec.30, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.29, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.31, E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.33, N 1/2 Sec.30, S 1/2 Sec.19, and W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.30; and this exception made convey to said Duncan & Fisk;
   also the interest of said Fyler as afsd to following tracts of land in state of MO, tract of land in Lincoln Co. containing 800 arpens, being conveyed to said Herrick by James Sims & wife by deed Aug. 8, 1836, recorded in Lincoln Co. Book D pg.189 & 190 & by Herrick to Fyler;
   also lots in town of Louisianna, Pike Co., to wit, lot having front of 16 feet running back 120 feet, being lot No.94 in Block 17; also lots No.153 & 154 in said block, ..., each a front of 60 feet by a depth of 120 feet, conveyed by said Herrick & wife to said Fyler by deed March 23, 1837, recorded in Pike Co. Book E pg. 181 & 182;
   it is declared that the interest herein conveyed is the undivided third part of said tracts of land excepting only those above excepted, the other undivided 2/3 of all of said lands having been previously conveyed to said Duncan & said Fisk by deed from said Fyler to them dated Feb. 22, 1849. Now for $1 paid by said Duncan & Fisk, by quit-claim by said Duncan & Fisk unto Jared D. Fyler Junior and Agness?? H. Fyler, residents of St. Louis Co., MO, all their interest in a tract of land in Pike Co. State of Illinois, Sec.7 Twp.5S Range ? West containing 734-29/100 acres, and E 1/2 & SW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.5S Range 5W, being the same tract conveyed by Rolin W. ?? & wife to Jared D. Fyler by deed Oct. 30, 1839, recorded in Pike Co. Book 16 pg. 473, the said undivided 2/3 of said tract have been conveyed to said Duncan & Fisk by said Fyler by deed Feb. 22, 1849. 23 June 1852, /s/ J.D. Fyler. Ack. 21 June 1852 before Samuel Wood, Clerk of Adams Co. MS Circuit Court. Filed for record Aug. 29, 1856. (FHL film 968,972)

Lincoln Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/18/2014; have JPG images)
      N-703: William C. Duncan and Mary Ann Duncan my wife of Pike Co. MO for love and regard for Henry C. Duncan of Lincoln Co. MO and 41 paid, convey to said Henry C. Duncan our interest in Lots No.7, 8, 9, and 10 in western addition to town of New Hope in Lincoln Co. MO, warrant title. 14 Feb. 1857. /s/ W.C. Duncan, Mary Ann Duncan. Ack. 14 Feb. 1857 before Thomas J.C. Fagg, Judge of Louisiana Court of Court of Common Pleas in City of Louisiana, Pike Co. MO, by William C. Duncan and Mary Ann his wife. Filed for record 30 July 1858.

Montgomery Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/16/2014; have JPG images)
      E-558/560: William H. Duncan and Mildred J. Duncan wife of said William of County of ____ and State of Missouri, for $65 paid by Peter Gardeaner of Pike Co. MO, sell to said Peter Gardenner real estate in Montgomery Co. MO, Lot No.9 fronting 40 feet and extending back 120 feet within the limits of said Town of Wellsville in said county & state and in Block No.14 on the recorded plat of said town, warrant title. 17 July 1867. /s/ Wm. H. Duncan, Mildred J. Duncan. Ack. 17 July 1867 before B?.F. Hesser, Notary Public of Pike Co. MO. Filed for Record 18 Feb. 1868. (FHL film 974,205)

Albemarle Co. VA Deeds (FHL film 30,250)
      54-286: 29 Sept. 1855; whereas John Dunkum of Albemarle Co. by will which has been advanced to probate, desired his executors, out of any money which might be due the estate or out of the proceeds of property sold, to purchase for his wife Margaret Dunkam and his two youngest daughters Elizabeth B. Dunkum and Jane R. Dunkum, a house and lot not exceeding $2?000 in value, and after his wife's death to sell the house and lot and divide the money equally among his children and grandchild as the other part of his estate; and whereas neither of the above daughters desire the house and lot be purchased and the widow is willing provided she is allowed to receive a child's part, or one seventh of the $2?,000 authorized to be invested, this sum to be held by her in fee simple in lieu thereof; and whereas all parties interested under the will prefer that the said $2,000 instead of being invested in the house shall be at once divided so as to give the said Margaret Dunkum widow of said John Dunkum one seventh part and to each of the children of John Dunkum one other seventh and to Emma Edge the granddaughter of John Dunkum the remaining seventh to be taken and received by them respectively at once and held in like manner with all other estate given them by the will; Now therefore this agreement in consideration of the premises the parties interested in the will of John Dunkum who are of full age, namely the said Margaret Dunkum his widow, the said Elizabeth B. Dunkum, Theodore N. Sellers and the said Jane R. his wife, William Pitt and Martha Ann his wife, Chester Bullerd and Mary A. his wife, and James D. Dunkum, mutually agree each with the other that the house and lot not be purchased but that the $2,000 shall be divided in the manner hereinbefore indicated, that is, so as to give said Margaret Dunkum one seventh part thereof, to said Elizabeth B. Dunkum one seventh part, to the said Sellers in right of his wife 1/7, to the said Pitt in right of his wife 1/7, to said Bullard in right of his wife 1/7, to said James D. Dunkum 1/7 part, to be taken by them in fee simple, and the remaining 1/7 to Emma Edge to be taken and held in like manner with the other estate given her by the will; and the said parties do hereby authorize and require the executor Philip Edge to dispose of and devise? the said $2,000 in conformity with this agreement ... the said Emma Edge who is an infant the said Philip Edge her father, being himself willing to take the responsibility as to her being satisfied that the agrement is for her benefit (and) that she will ratify it on coming of age. ... /s/ Margaret A. Dunkum, Elizabeth B. Dunkum, William Pitt, James B. Dunkum, Chester Bullard, T.N. Sellers, Mary S. Bullard, Jennie R. Sellers, Martha A. Pitt. Ack. in Albemarle by Margaret Dunkum, Elizabeth B. Dunkum, Theodore R. Sellers, William Pitt, Chester Bullard and James B. Dunkum, (blank) Sept. 1855. Jane R. wife of Theodore N. Sellers, and Mary A. wife of Chester Bullard, examined separately; 29 Sept. 1855. Martha Ann, wife of William Pitt, examined in Pike Co. MO, 10 Nov. 1855. (MAD: the $2,000 could be $10,000)
      54-288: 29 Sept. 1855; whereas John Dunkum of Albemarle Co. by his last will ... decreed that the portion of his estate willed to his granddau. Emma Edge should be held by his executors in trust for her use and benefit until she marries or arrives at age of 21 years and then to be delivered to her as her absolute property, but if she died before marrying or before arriving at age 21 then it would be divided in the same manner and among the same persons as the proceeds of the house and lot in the same will, that is to say, among the children and grandchild of the testator, and who by agreement the $2,000 to be invested in a house and lot ... to be divided, and one seventh to the said Emma Edge to be held by her in like manner with the other property given her by the will; and whereas Philip Edge has qualified as executor of John Dunkum and will be entitled to legal commissions which will be considerable; the legatees of the estate want to settle the estate, and Philip Edge is willing not to charge the commission but will receive $500 in full for his service as executor, and the legatees convey to Philip Edge their right to the estate of Emma Edge if she dies before marriage or arriving at 21; Now therefore in consideration of the premises the undersigned Theodore N. Sellers and Jane R. his wife, William Pitt and Martha A. his wife, Chester Bullard and Mary A. his wife and James D. Dunkum, ... to Philip Edge ... their interest under the will of John Dunkum to the share willed to Emma Edge and also to the one seventh part of the $2,000; and Philip Edge will not charge the full amount of commission to which he is entitled by law as executor of John Dunkum decd, but only the sum of $500 from the estate. 29 Sept. 1855. (no signatures shown). Whereas a deed of which the foregoing was hereto annexed ... has been examined and ack. by T.N. Sellers and Jane R. his wife, William Pitt, Chester Bullard and Mary S. his wife, John B. Dunkum and Philip Edge; and whereas Martha Ann wife of said William Pitt was unable to execute the deed since it was executed in Albemarle Co. VA and she was at that time in MO, now therefore this deed between William Pitt and Martha Ann his wife and Philip Edge, in consideration that William Pitt and Martha Ann his wife confirm the said deed on a copy ..., 10 Nov. 1855. /s/ William Pitt, Martha A. Pitt, Philip Edge; ack. in Pike Co. MO.
      54-290: 29 Sept. 1855, deed on pgs. 288-289 repeated, signatures shown of T.N. Sellers, William Pitt, Chester Bullard, James D. Dunkum, Philip Edge, Jennie R. Sellers, Mary S. Bullard.

HISTORIES before 1923

1883 "The history of Pike County, Missouri : an encyclopedia of useful information ... condensed history of ... Missouri ... St. Louis ... history of Pike County ... biographical sketches ..." by Mills & Co. (FHL book 977.836 H2h and film 962,327 item 1)
      Pg.1011, Peno Twp.: J.D. Dunkum, M.D. Among the old settlers of Frankford is the subject of this sketch, who is a native of Virginia, born November 27, 1810. His parents were John and Ann (Brown) Dunkum. Our subject received his education in Philadelphia University. He received his diploma in 1835, and in 1837 he came to Pike county. He first settled in New London, where he resided about a year, and then came to Frankford. ....

1888 "History of southeast Missouri : embracing an historical account of the counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, including a department devoted to the preservation of personal, professional and private records" pub. Chicago, Goodspeed Pub. (FHL film 908,664 and 1,000,277)
      Pg.969, Mississippi Co.: Robert W. Duncan, a prosperous young citizen of Bertrand, Mississippi County, was born in Pike Co. MO, in 1856. He is a son of Robert W., Sr., and Elizabeth Duncan, natives of Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively. The former is the son of Thomas Duncan, a native of Scotland, who came to America when about eighteen years of age, and settled in Pennsylvania. He was married there to a German lady, and reared a family. Robert W., Sr., removed to Kentucky about 1846, where he resided until 1852, when he went with an oxteam to California. Remaining there about one year, he returned to Kentucky, and in 1854 or 1855 came to Missouri, and settled in Pike County, in which he now resides, aged seventy-five years. His wife died in 1870, having borne him eleven children: Mary Ann (deceased), Sarah (deceased), Margaret (deceased), Thomas (deceased), Susan, Lizzie B., Robert W., Emeline, John W., Benjamin and William (deceased). The subject of this sketch came to Southeast Missouri in 1884, and located in Bertrand. He is now engaged in blacksmithing, milling and farming. In 1878 he was united in marriage with Lovinia Tabor, who was born in St. Francois County, Mo., in 1856. She is the daughter of John and Sarah Tabor, natives of Tennessee and Kentucky respectively. They are both dead, and were the parents of ten children: John (who died in infancy), Margaret (deceased), Lizzie, Lovinia, Angeline, Ella, Fannie, John, William H., and Emma (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. They have three children: Maude, John W. and Elsie. Mr. Duncan is a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 114, and the A.O.U.W. Lodge No. 144. Politically he is a Republican. (MAD: Robert W. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Garner 9/21/1843 Marion Co. MO; 1850 Marion Co. MO census; 1860 Pike Co. MO census; 1870 Madison Co. MO census)

1890 "History of the counties of Woodbury and Plymouth, Iowa : includes an extended sketch of Sioux City, their early settlement and progress to the present time; a description of their historic and interesting localities; sketches of the prominent men, and biographies of many of the representative citizens" by Will Leach Clark, J. E. Norris and others, pub. by A. Warner & Co. (FHL book 977.7 H2wp and film 1,000,024 item 2; from Charles L. Duncan 2/1995)
      Pg.738: Josephus Duncan, retired, Le Mars, was born in Lawrence Co. TN, Jan. 14, 1820. His parents, Melcher and Sarah Duncan, were natives of Robertson Co. TN, and Russellville, [Logan Co.] KY, respectively. His paternal grandfather, John Duncan, came from Scotland, and his maternal grandfather, John Irvin, from London, England. In the fall of 1829 our subject removed with his parents to Pike Co. MO, where he was reared on a farm and where his parents died at the respective ages of 82 and 85 years. Of their 10 children, Josephus is the 7th child. When 17 years of age, he began learning the blacksmith trade. In 1845 he went to Grant Co. WI and mined lead for 4 years. He then bought a farm, and besides tilling it worked at building. In Oct. 1861 he enlisted in Bissell's regiment of engineers, later known as the Western MO engineers; he served 18 months in the blacksmith detail and was discharged on account of injuries received in being thrown from a railroad train. He came to Le Mars [Plymouth Co.] in 1877, and after farming one year, bought a hotel, which he conducted 8 years as the Duncan house. He is a member of the Free-Will baptist church and G.A.R. and has always been a republican. In Sept. 1850 he married Hannah J., dau. of Andrew Hogle, a native of NY. They have 3 living children, viz, William James, John Colby and Melcher Jerome. George Alma, the second, died in Nov. 1881 aged 28 years. (MAD: Metcher Duncan mar. Sally Irwin or Irvin 5/30/1808 Logan Co. KY)


Some early Duncans in Pike Co. MO:
      Thomas J. Dunkin, 5 Feb. 1829, mar. Emealie or Emelia Williams.
      John Duncan, 14 June or July 1830, mar. Sally Kilby.
      Syrena Duncan, 3 Aug. 1830, mar. George Hughlett.
      Verlinda Duncan, 24 Feb. 1831, mar. Phillips J. Thomas.
      Sally Duncan, 13 July 1844, mar. William Harper. (MAD: 1850 Grant Co. WI census; she was Sally (Kilby), widow of John Duncan)
      Susan Ann Duncan, 6 Jan. 1848, mar. Nathan Massey. (MAD: Per descendant Johnette Massey Hodgin, Susan Ann Oyler had married 1st to Henry Irvine Duncan and had dau. Mary South Duncan, after Henry Duncan's death Susan married 2nd to Nathan Massey 1/6/1848; 1850 census for Pike Co. MO, pg.252, shows Susan Massie age 38 born MO, with Nathan Massie 51 SC, and children.)
      Lucy Jane Duncan, 22 June 1848, mar. Isaac Pritchett. (MAD: grandparents Martin C. Duncan of Mercer Co. KY, ? dau. of James R. & Ganetta (Trower) Duncan)
      Elizabeth Duncan, 26 Dec. 1850, mar. William C. Ewin at home of Calice Elgins.


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