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Duncans in Washington Co. MO


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

Last revised January 30, 2010

Formed 1813 from Ste. Genevieve
St. Francois formed 1821 from Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, Washington
Shannon formed 1841 from Ripley, Washington
Iron formed 1857 from Dent, Madison, Reynolds, St.Francois, Washington, Wayne


1830 Washington Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Harmony Twp.
Pg. 66  Samuel Dunkin       2100,0100,1    - 0
          (MAD: Samuel age 30-40)

1840 Washington Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Harmony Twp.
Pg.213  Samuel Duncan       2021,001       - 1100,1

1850 Washington Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Harmony Twp.
Pg.180, #1262, Samuel DUNKIN 49 TN farmer $0
                  Luvina 16, John 15 MO
                  Catherine 12 MO
                  Marvin 9, Sarah A. 5 MO
                  (MAD: ? one Samuel Dunkin mar. Ann Ragsdale 5/20/1832 Madison Co. MO)
Pg.182, #1291, James DUNKIN 24 MO miner $0
                  Jane 20 MO
                  Lucy A. 3, Benjamin 8/12 MO
                  (MAD: James Duncan mar. Jane Boles 5/27/1847)

1860 Washington Co. MO Census
Harmony Twp.
Pg.484, #1006-996, Jas. DUNCAN 30 MO miner $200-$200
                  Jane 30 MO
                  Louisa 14, Benj. 10 MO
                  Caroline 8, Jas. 7 MO
                  Elizabeth 5, Phebe 3 MO
                  Missouri (f) 1 MO
                  Marvin (m) 18 MO laborer
Harmony Twp, P.O. Webster, pg.152
Pg.486, #1021-1011, Nancy KING 40 TN (f) farmer $500-$300
                  Geo. W. 23 TN farmer
                  James 22 TN farmer
                  Sarah 20 TN
                  Sarah DUNCAN 16 MO
Pg.492, #1056-1045, Benj. DUNCAN 35 MO miner $300-$0
                  Louisa 35 MO
                  Louisa 7 MO
                  Frances (f) 13 MO
                  James 6, Mary 4, Martha 1 MO
                  (MAD: names and ages in order given)
                  (MAD: one Benjamin F. Duncan of Cotaway mar. Miss Sonya Bowls of Liberty Twp 3/27/1857)

1870 Washington Co. MO Census
Harmony Twp.
Pg.77, #69-69, DUNCAN, B.F. (m) 46 MO mining Levd. $0-$0
                  Elizabeth 42 MO keeps house
                  Lovicay (f) 18 MO at home
                  James A. (m) 15 MO works mines
                  Benj. F. 8 MO at home
                  John H.T. 6 MO
                  HAWKINS, James H. 26 ENG wks lead mine, parents of foreign birth
Pg.77, #74-74, GILLIAM, Henry 21 MO wks lead mines
                  Jane 25 KY keeps house
                  Amos 2 MO
                  BRICKEY, Sarah 7 MO
                  DUNCAN, Mary C. 13 MO at home
Pg.79, #95-95, DUNCON, Marvin (m) 32 MO farmer $0-$0
                  Sarah 27 MO keeps house
                  John J. 3, James W. 2 MO
Pg.81, #124-124, DUNCAN, James 44 MO wks farm $0-$300
                  Lovisa J. (f) 39 MO kps house
                  Benjamin 20 MO wks lead mines
                  Caroline 17 MO at home
                  DUNCAN, James T. 15 MO wks on farm
                  Elizabeth 14, Phoebe (f) 12 MO at home
                  Missouri (f) 10 MO at home
                  Wm. 8, Lincoln (m) 6 MO
                  Sherman (m) 4, Silly C. (f) 2 MO

1900 Census, Breton, Washington County, Missouri (from Kathy Cawley 10/17/2009)
S.D.# 10, E.D.# 132, Page# 127B, Image# 2 of 20
Benjamin H.,
Head, w/m, Feb 1848, age 52, m'd 28 yrs., MO./VA./VA., farmer
Fannie, Wife, w/f, Mar 1847, age 53, 7 chi. born, 4 living, MO./TN./TN.
Gertrude, Daughter, w/f, Oct 1891, age 8, MO./MO./MO.
      (KDC: Benjamin Henry Duncan, 1880 Franklin Co. MO, 1910-1920 St.Francois Co. MO)


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, Benjamin F., widow Duncan, Louisa; I 33 MO Inf. & Mex. War; 1896 Sept. 17, Widow Appl. #641079, no cert., MO. (MAD: ? 1860 Washington Co. MO)
      Duncan, James W., widow Duncan, Lusetta; Mexican War, Private C Separate Battln. MO Mtd. Inf.; 1887? Apr. 8 & 1907? July 27, Mex. Serv. Appl. #8108, Cert. #12242, Act of Jany. 9, 1887?, MO; (ditto dates), Mex. Wid. Appl. #19878?, Cert. #15917, (ditto Act), MO; remarks XC2664804. (MAD: Platte Co. MO, age 19 in 1846; ?? 1870-1880 Washington Co. MO)

HISTORIES before 1923

1876 "A history of the pioneer families of Missouri, with numerous sketches, anecdotes, adventures, etc., relating to early days in Missouri : also the lives of Daniel Boone and the celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, with numerous biographies and histories of primitive institutions" by Wm. S. Bryan and Robert Rose (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.8 B915)
      Callaway Co., pg.341-343: HARRISON -- ... (more info on family) Thomas ... was born in 1695. He married Hannah Morrison, of England, by whom he had six sons -- John, Benjamin, Thomas Jr., Samuel, Daniel, and James, all of whom came to America after the death of their parents, and settled in the State of Maryland. When the revolutionary war began they all enlisted in the American army, and John and Thomas were soon promoted, the former to the rank of Captain and the latter to that of Colonel. ...
            Captain John Harrison married a Miss Malone, of Maryland, and settled in Botetourt Co. VA. He had six sons -- Thomas, Samuel, John, Benjamin, Daniel, and James.
            Colonel Thomas Harrison never married ... and at his death he left his property to his nephew, Thomas, son of Captain John Harrison. This nephew married Margaret Billops, of Virginia, and removed with his parents to South Carolina, but returned to Virginia after their deaths, and settled in Montgomery county. ....
            James Harrison, son of Captain John Harrison, of the revolutionary war, married Louisa Duncan, of South Carolina, and settled in Washington Co. MO, in 1819.
            John and Daniel, his brothers, married and settled in Alabama, and Samuel and Benjamin married and settled in Mississippi.


Some early Duncans in Washington Co. MO:
      C.K. Duncan, 28 March 1835, witnessed will of Lewis Castleman of Lincoln Co. MO, filed 17 Dec. 1847 in Washington Co. MO, Casey K. Duncan formerly of Lincoln Co. is now decd, recorded 5 Jan. 1848, from Washington Co. MO Abstracts of Wills and Administration Bonds, 1816-1853 (pg.4, Vol.27, 6/1975, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984) (MAD: see Carey K. Duncan)


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