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Duncans in New York from References in Other Localities


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

Last revised May 25, 2012


Autauga Co. AL Deeds (FHL film 1,674,065 item 2)
      DH-233: 3 March 1858, Margaret Harris, Eliza Duncan, William Duncan, Charles Duncan and Mary Duncan of Autauga Co. AL and Thomas A. Emmet and Catharine R. Emmet his wife of New York Co. and State, to Benjamin H. Elsberry of Montgomery Co. AL, for $4250, our interest in undivided half of E 1/2 Sec.18, NW 1/4 and W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.17, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.20, all of Sec.19, and all fractional Sec.30 in Twp.17 Range 17, containing in all 1,786 acres; all signed.
      DH-235: 23 March 1858, Margaret Harris, Eliza Duncan, William Duncan, Mary Duncan, of Autauga Co. AL and Thomas A. Emmet and C.R. Emmet his wife of New York Co. and State, to Charles Duncan of Montgomery Co. AL, for $4250, our interest in undivided half of E 1/2 Sec.18, NW 1/4 and W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.17, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.20, all of Sec.19, and all fractional Sec.30 in Twp.17 Range 17, containing in all 1,786 acres; all signed.

Sumter Co. AL Deeds
      I-287: Noxubee Co. MS, 4 April 1846, Unity Mosely of Noxubee Co. MS to John Duncan of City of New York, $3,000:
            W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.35 T20 R4W, 79.8 acres
            SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.35 T20 R4W, 39.92 acres
            Subdivision C of Sec.34 T20 R4W, 55.18 acres
            E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.36 T20 R4W, 79.9 acres
            W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.36 T20 R4W, 79.9 acres
            E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.35 T20 R4W, 79.9 acres
            E 1/2 NW [1/4] Sec.11 T19 R4W, 80.24? acres
                  S 1/2 Sec.1 T19 R4W, 320.38 acres
                  NW 1/4 Sec.1 T19 R4W, 160.13 acres
                  NE 1/4 Sec.2 T19 R4W, 161.25 acres
                  NE 1/4 Sec.12 T19 R4W, 160.25 acres
            E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.12 T19 R4W, 80.18 acres
            E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.12 T19 R4W, 80.18 acres
            E [1/2] NW 1/4 Sec.12 T19 R4W, 80.18 acres
            E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.6 T19 R3W, 80.14 acres
                  SW 1/4 Sec.5 T19 R3W, 159.36 acres
            E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.35 T20 R4W, 79.83 acres
                  NE 1/4 Sec.35 T20 R4W, 159.72 acres
in Demopolis land District, Sumter Co. AL; wit. James Murray, Charles Buck. (FHL film 1,787,412)
      N-238: 4 Oct. 1854, Pierpoint Phillips of City of New York to John Duncan of Yalabusha Co. MS, $1, several lots, not copied. (FHL film 1,787,414, faded book)
      N-666: 10 April 1856, John Duncan of Yelabusha Co. MS to Francis B. Moore of Sumter Co. AL, $365, not copied.
      N-749: 10 April 1856, John Duncan of Yalobusha Co. MS to Elnathan Tartt of Sumter Co. AL, ... (no wife)

Adams Co. MS Deed (SLC 2/2009)
      II-36: 31 December 1851, Henry P. Duncan and wife Mary Duncan of Adams Co. MS for $19,000, $9,000 to be paid on 1 Jan. 1852 by sight draft on New York and balance payable in New York by two notes of equal amount due in one and two years and interest of 6%, and for diverse other good causes, sell, convey and confirm to Stephen Duncan all that property in Adams Co. known as Stump Lawn, consisting of a two story dwelling house, two double out houses, stable, carriage house, and with forty acres of land more or less, together with all furniture, slaves, utensils, horses, carriages and cattle as per inventory furnished, together with following Negroes slaves for life, Wilson & John. /s/ H.P. Duncan, Mary Duncan. Ack. in Adams Co. MS 31 Dec. 1851. (FHL film 892,071; SLC 2/2009)

Adams Co. MS Will (SLC 2/2009)
      Will Book 3, pg.350 to 364: Will of Stephen Duncan, Probated Jany. term 1869.
      That on 16 Feb. 1867, Henry P. Duncan an executor named in the will of Stephen Duncan late of the County of New York, deceased, appeared in open court before Gideon J. Tucker, Surrogate of the Co. of New York, and made application to have the will which related to both real and personal estate proved, and the Surrogate ascertained who were the widow, heirs and next of kin of said deceased, and their respective residences, and issued a citation to them, requiring them to appear at his office in the City of New York on 9 April then next to attend the probate of the will, and afterwards on 9 April satisfactory evidence by affidavit was presented, none of them were minors and no one appeared to oppose the probate, and on 13 April 1867 he adjudged the will to be valid:
      The last will and testament of Stephen Duncan of City, County and State of New York. I, Stephen Duncan late of Natchez in the State of MS now an inhabitant of and resident in the City, County and State of New York, physician, being in good health, ... I direct my executor to pay my debts, if any, and funeral and testamentary charges; devise, ratify and confirm to my beloved wife Catharine A. Duncan the lot of land and premises whereon I now reside known as number 12, Washington Square, in the afsd city of New York ... heretofore conveyed to my wife, together with the plate, paintings and furniture. I also give to my wife a certain decree of the Chancery Court in the State of MS and in monies due me for sundry notes given by one A.L. Bingarmon to the administrator of the estate of the late Charlotte Bingamon ... (too faint) separate estate, (other provisions for wife) ... between my five children, Henry P. Duncan, Samuel T. Duncan, Stephen Duncan Jr., Charlotte B. Davis and Maria L. Pringle and the survivors of them, ... the issue of any deceased child to take among them ... mention of a trust which was modified in writing dated October 5 1865 and annexed to and now forming a portion of said trust instrument. Trust deed provided an annuity. Modified again Sept. 20, 1866, 250 shares of stock in the New York Central Rail Road and 250 shares of prefered stock of the Erie Rail Road ... trustees Charles P. Leverich and Henry S. Leverich ... bequest to servants Frank Smith, Susan Collins (mentions her aged grandmother Hirty Collins), to the widow of John Postlewait deceased, to the widow of Proviance Postlewait, to the children of William Postlewait. I have heretofore made deeds of gift and conveyances ... estate lying in the Southern States, some of which deeds have never been delivered or recorded ... I ratify them. I ratify a trust deed to Charles P. Leverich and Henry T. Leverich for my two granddaughters Margaret and Sarah children of my deceased daughter Sarah Irvine, and owing to great changes in the value of property in different portions of the United States, the property and effects so set apart and transfered to said Charles P. and Henry S. Leverich in trust will probably exceed in value the share which either of my children will receive from me. Any provision for a female shall be taken as her separate property. Appoint my sons Henry Duncan, Samuel P. Duncan and Stephen Duncan Jr. and my sons in law Samuel M. Davis and Julius J. Pringle executors ... without bond ... Dated 28 Sept. 1866. /s/ Stephen Duncan (L.S.).
      Instrument consisting of six half sheets of paper having been read in our presence ... J.H. Stentenburgh, Hyde Park, N.Y. Ths. Kunicutt, 55? East 12th St., N.Y. Charles N. Mill, Mt. Vernon, Westchester Co. N.Y. Lucius Bell, 39 W. Washington Square, N.Y. Mercer Merrill, 141 McDugal St., New York City. L.F. Ruther, New Jersey Ave. East New York. George M. Miller, 248? Madison Ave. 10th.
      Examination of witnesses in County of New York, to wit, John A. Stentinburgh of City of New York, was well acquainted with Stephen Duncan ..., signed my name as witness. I also saw said Kunnicutt Bell, Murell Mill, (blank) Reuther, and Miller the other attesting witnesses, sign their names ... 9 April 1867, /s/ J.A. Steutenburgh (Stentenburgh?). Similar statement by Thomas Kinnicutt of City of New York, saw John A. Stentenburgh, Lucias Bell, Mercer Merrill, Charles? M. Mill, Luding F. Ruther, and George M. Miller the other witnesses ... Similar statement by Charles M. Mill and by Lucius Bell (re Ludwig F. Reuther & the others) and by Mercer Merrill and by Ludwig F. Reuther and by George M. Miller. Statement by Gideon J. Tucker, Surrogate, recorded the will of Stephen Duncan, 13 April 1867.
      Filed for probate (Adams Co. MS) January 26, 1869. (FHL film 886,245)

Carroll Co. MS Deeds
      N-696: 6 Oct. 1858, John Duncan and wife Lucy D. of Yellowbusha Co. to John A. Binford of Carroll Co. MS, $417, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 36 T21 R5E, and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 31 T21 R6E, the land having once belonged to Walker Barnard and then to the State and by the State by deed 12 May 1857 to John Duncan. /s/ John Duncan of Yellowbisha, Lucy Duncan Duncan (sic). Wit. Charles A. Sullivan, Geo. Payne Quackenbos. Quackenbos testified in City/County of New York. (FHL film 893,228)
      O-267: 28 March 1857, John Duncan of Yallobusha and wife Lucy Duncan and Robert J. Walker and wife Mary B., to George A. Townsend of Carroll Co. MS, $606.52, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 21 and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 27, both T21 R3E. Jno. Duncan attorney for Robert J. Walker. John and Lucy D. Duncan appeared before Quackenbos in New York City; Walkers appeared before Charles DeSelding in Dist. of Columbia, City and County of Washington. (FHL film 893,229)

Winston Co. MS Will Record 1860-1929 (FHL film 901,718)
      I-62: Will of John Duncan of City of Jackson, MS, 11 Dec. 1865; It having pleased Almighty God to disolve my earthly household by taking to himself all my worldly treasures, Walker my first born; Lucy the young the bright and intellectual the beloved wife of my bosom; Mary my peerless daughter, and Garnett the last and youngest of them all, and being myself in good health of both mind and body yet far distant from my home and constantly exposed to perils and dangers of travel, I do hereby make ... last will. I give in her own right and free from all incumbrances to my niece Mary Jane Duncan, hereafter if she chooses, to be called Mary McFarlan Duncan, in memory of my deceased mother, my residence at Jackson, MS, known as Casamia with the furniture therein and everything thereto appertaining. The entire residue of my property real and personal to my three sisters and the aforesaid niece Mary to be equally divided; that is, to my sister Mary, the widow of Charles Stewart, 1/4 of said residue; to my unmarried sister Jane A. residing in New York, 1/4 of said residue; to my sister Louisa Brodie the wife of George Payne Quackenbros, 1/4 of said residue, and to my aforesaid niece Mary the daughter of my deceased brother William the remaining 1/4 of said residue of my estate. Appoint as my executrix and executor my niece the aforesaid Mary J. or Mary McFarlan Duncan and her brother my nephew L. Alex Duncan of the State of MS, and my brother in law George P. Quackenbros of the City of New York; no security of any kind to be required from either of them. Signed 11 Dec. 1865, John Duncan of MS. Wit. Fred. J. Stanton, Washington DC, and Duncan S. Walker, Washington DC. John Duncan of City of Jackson, being in feeble health, codicil to my will dated at the City of Washington on 11 Dec. 1865, which will was wholly written by me in my own handwriting, that the aforesaid will 11 Dec. 1865 ... that my niece Mary J. Duncan shall have my residence in Jackson MS known as Casa Mia with the furniture etc. and my jewelry and momentos, my watch, pictures, and everything else, leaving it to the pleasure of my niece to take the name of Mary McFarlin Duncan instead of Mary Jane Duncan as she may choose. Dated 26 Jan. 1872. Also make my aforesaid niece Mary McFarlan Duncan as my sole executrix, recoumenting? to her my nephew L. Alex Duncan and my brother-in-law. Wit. 26 Jan. 1872 by James R. Yerger, Wm. C. Crane, Elliott F. Ash. George R. Quackenbros as safe and reliable councellors but revoking the clause in my will of Dec. 11, 1865, as far as the same makes them executors. This 26 Jan. 1872. John Duncan. First Dist., Hinds Co., State of MS, Chancery Court in vacation, Feb. 23, 1872; last will and testament of John Duncan deceased of Hinds Co., First District, on 23 Feb. 1872 appeared W.C?. Crane and Matt F. Ash and James R. Yerger, witnesses to will of John Duncan decd ... proved on their oaths; filed for record 23 Feb. 1872; certification in Carroll Co. MS that will was recorded in Book A, Pg.525-528, 20 July 1872; certification in Winston Co. that will was recorded in Book 1, pages 62-67, 12 Sept. 1872.

"The Federal reporter : cases argued and determined in the circuit and district courts of the United States November 1881 to February 1882" James W. Goodwin, Editor, Vol.9, pgs.586 to 588 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 1/2004) (MAD: see Adams Co. MS)
      UNITED STATES v. LEVERICH and others; District Court, S.D. New York; 9 F. 586; December 12, 1881.
      (Opinion:) BROWN, D.J. This is an action to recover a tax on distributive shares of personal property under section 124 of the act of June 16, 1864, (13 St. at Large, 285.)
      On June 7, 1864, Stephen Duncan executed to Charles D. Leverich and Henry S. Leverich a deed of personal property, consisting of stocks, bonds, railroad shares, etc., to the amount of about $227,500, in trust, to take possession of the same, to collect the interest thereon, and to pay the income thereof to himself and to his wife, in manner stated in the trust deed, until the death of the survivor of them, and thereafter to distribute the principal and any accumulated interest to his children. Charles D. Leverich, prior to and at the time of the execution of the deed of trust, had in his individual custody and possession all the property so conveyed. Both trustees signed the trust deed accepting the trust, but Henry S. Leverich never had the custody of any of the property, never received any of the proceeds of it, and never took any part in the execution of any of the duties imposed by the trust deed. The whole business of the trust was managed by Charles D. Leverich alone, who retained possession of the property, collected the income, and paid it over as directed by the deed -- in part to Stephen Duncan, until his death, in 1866, and in part to his wife, who died in 1868. Upon her death he distributed the whole property to and among the children of the grantor according to the terms of the trust. Charles D. Leverich died in 1876, and no tax was ever paid or claimed up to the time of his death. This suit to recover $3,805, the taxes alleged to be due upon the distribution of the shares to the children in 1868, was brought on September 13, 1879, against Henry S. Leverich, the surviving trustee, and the other defendants, who are the executors of the deceased trustee.
      I am of opinion that no tax accrued to the government upon the shares distributed under this trust deed, under section 124, as claimed. This case does not come under the first clause of the general words of that section, for the reason that the property here did not "pass after the passage of this act from any person possessed of such property, either by will or by the intestate laws of any state or territory." To come under the second clause of the general words of section 124 the case must be one of "a person having in charge or trust * * * any personal property * * * transferred by deed, etc., made or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment after the death of the grantor, to any person or persons;" and it must also come under some one of the five following subdivisions of that section. But the only persons described in any of those five subdivisions are persons who, being entitled to the beneficial interest in such property, also stand in a certain relationship "to the person who died possessed of such property."
      Now, the facts here show that the grantor did not "die possessed" of said property. He had parted with the title to the property and the possession of it, by deed executed and delivered several years before his death, and before the passage of the act. The deed created a valid trust of personal property under the laws of this state, and in such cases "the whole estate is vested in the trustees in law and in equity, subject only to the execution of the trust. The person for whose benefit the trust is created takes no estate or interest in the property." No interest in this property which Mr. Duncan had at his death ever passed to his children. The whole legal title and the possession were in the trustees long before the grantor's death, and so continued for two years afterwards, without change, until the death of his wife, when the legal title to the property and the possession passed direct from the trustees to the children. What the children thus took was not anything which Stephen Duncan or any other person had "died possessed of," but what the trustees had had in their own possession along with the legal title long before. It appears, therefore, that the children did not take this property from any person "dying possessed of it," and therefore section 124 of the act of 1864 does not embrace this case. As to beneficial interests accruing, not "by will or intestate laws," but by deed "intended to take effect after the death of the grantor," the act can only apply to cases where, under such deeds, the ancestor or other relative of the beneficiaries mentioned in the five subdivisions of section 124 was entitled to hold possession till his death, and "died possessed" thereof. This is not such a case.
      The language of section 125 confirms the same view. It provides that the tax or duty aforesaid shall be a lien or charge upon "the property of every person who may die as aforesaid," etc. The words "every person who may die as aforesaid" can only refer to the words which are repeated substantially in each of the five subdivisions of section 124, viz., "the person who died possessed of such property," and the lien is given upon the property of such person only; and there is none such in this case. The act, I think, plainly contemplates those cases only, whether arising under will, intestacy, or trust deeds, in which the grantor, the testator, or deceased relative had the legal possession or ownership of the property up to his death, and not cases like this, where, in consequence of a valid trust created before the passage of the act, the grantor or ancestor had, according to the law of his domicile, no legal or equitable estate in the property at the time of his death, and where the property was subsequently distributed among his children through the medium of a long prior trust. The complaint should, therefore, be dismissed.

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #21601, Filed 1895, Microfilm Reel C 39587 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's VERY BRIEF extract) A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #21601. ALEXANDER DUNCAN, died Oct. 14, '89.
      Sept.21 '95 Will admitted to Probate
      Oct. 3 '95 Letters of Administration ..t.a. granted to Charles ..C. Trimer, bond $5000 filed ..any 3 of 96 Inventory filed ...(cannot read)
      City of St. Louis: SS. The State of Missouri: To any court having a seal, mayor or other chief officer of any city or town having a seal in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or to any Minister or Consul of the United States to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. GREETING:
      ... Edwin Freshfield and Lewis G. Mortimer, attesting witnesses to the original last will and testament of Alexander Duncan, a true copy attached as Exhibit "A"
      ... also William Philp, Henry Bird, and aforesaid Lewis G. Mortimer, attesting witnesses to the original codicil to the last will and testament of Alexander Duncan decd, a true copy attached as Exhibit "B"
      Request for their written testimony. 9 March 1895. /s/ Jos. A. Wherry, Clerk of the Probate Court of the City of St. Louis, State of MO.
      (typed page) Exhibit "A" attached to commission issued from Probate Court, City of St.Louis, Missouri, dated 9th day of March 1895. COPY
      I, Alexander Duncan of the City of Providence, State of Rhode Island in the USA but now in England, do make ... my last will and testament. (1) I revoke all former wills and I appoint my sons William Butler Duncan of New York in the US and Alexander Lauderdale Duncan of Knoxxington in the County of Leicester in England to be execs, not required to give bond or file inventory except as required by laws of England, their compensation to be as prescribed by the Laws of the State of New York. (2) Every devise and bequest to be subject to conditions of 10th paragraph against contest.
      (3) Furniture and household effects and horses, carriages, etc., at the leasehold premises No.7 Princes Gate and No.23 Ennismore Mews or elsewhere in England to my daughter Sally (Dowager) Lady Hay if she survive me, or to her daughters living at my death if they arae 21 or married or thereafter [become 21 or marry]
      (4) That Cyrus Butler formerly of City of Providence, State of Rhode Island, willed to my late wife Sarah and me all his real estate for our lives and then to the children of my late wife then living, share and share alike, or their children to receive their parents share. I will that all real estate in Providence to which I am entitled in my own right, (to the same heirs) and direct that if possible, all the real estate in Providence continue to be managed as one property.
      (5) After payment of my debts, and the legacies in this will or any codicil, the remainder to my said children William Butler Duncan Sally (Dowager) Lady Hay and Alexander Lauderdale Duncan equally (MAD: no commas)
      (6) That by the will of Cyrus Butler, $500,000 and income was to be accumulated and after the death of my wife and myself, it should be divided among our children or their survivors as the survivor of my wife or I should designate ... I designate the whole of the fund to my children Sally (Dowager) Lady Hay and Alexander Lauderdale Duncan if they survive me, in equal shares if they survive me, or if both die in my lifetime, then to the child or children of my son William Butler Duncan as then living and adult and of sound mind.
      (7) Any personal estate in England or elsewhere in Europe to be remitted to the US and applied as directed in this will.
      (8) Any bequest to a female who is under coverture shall be for her separate use independently of her husband, and if the heir be male under age 21 or female under 21 and unmarried, then [the inheritance] to be in trust by my son William Butler Duncan and my grandson Alexander Butler Duncan.
      (9) Any questions by the executors or administrators to be submitted to arbitration under the laws of New York.
      (10) If any of the donees contests a section of the will, then their share shall go to the others.
      Signed by Alexander Duncan, 17 Jan. 1889. Witnesses: E.L. Phelps, 40 Lowndes Square, United States Minister; C.P. Phelps, 40 Lowndes Square, 2d Secretary of U.S. Legation; Edwin Freshfield, 5 Bank Buildings London, Doctor of Laws; Lewis G. Mortimer, 5 Bank Buildings London, Solicitor.
      (typed document) CODICIL. Exhibit B: I, Alexander Duncan of the City of Providence and State of Rhode Island, USA, but now in England, do make ... Codicil to my last will which bears date 17 Jan. 1889.
      I revoke the appointment of my son Alexander Lauderdale Duncan as an executor of my will and I appoint my grandson Alexander Butler Duncan and Angus Mackintosh of New York in the USA Gentleman executors jointly with my son William Butler Duncan. 5 August 1889, Alexr. Duncan. Witness: Wm. Philp, 7 Princess Gate, London, Butler; Henry Bird, 7 Princes Gate, Valet; Lewis G. Mortimer, 5 Bank Buildings, London, E.C., Solicitor.
      Return by Patrick A. Collins, Consul General of the United States of America, at London, England, 30 May 1895, took the deposition of Edwin Freshfield about the will. Similar document re Lewis G. Mortimer.
      Similar document re Henry Bird and another document re Lewis G. Mortimer re Codicil
      State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Common Pleas Division of the Supreme Court, August 17, 1895, certification by George E. Webster, clerk, that A.J. Winship Esq. is a Notary Public.
      Statement by Edward Field, resident of City of Providence, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, that he has on file a certificate of the Death of Alexander Duncan that said Duncan died in Putney Hill, England, October 14, 1889; signed 16 Aug. 1895.
      Blank for William Philp.
      Certification by the clerk, 21 Sept. 1895, regarding the documents. "See Record 72 p 754"
      Copy of Will of Alexander Duncan; outside ... Filed and admitted to probate of record this 21 September 1895. Recorded in Book of Wills Y on page 398-405.
      Request by Chas. H?. Turner that Alexander Duncan died about the 14 Oct. 1889 while domiciled in City of London, England, leaving real property in the City of St.Louis, Missouri, and left a paper purporting to be his last will and testament dated at Landon, England, on 17 Jan. 1889, and a codicil dated August 5, 1889 ... copy of said paper herewith produced, petition for probate, 21 Sept. 1895.
      Application by Charles H. Turner for letters of administration; the estate does not exceed the sum of $10,000; executors named in will are non-residents of the State of Missouri. 30 Sept. 1895. $5,000 bond.
      Bond of Charles H. Turner as principal and American Surety Co. of New York as securities for $5,000; Charles H. TUrner administrator C.T.A. of Alexander Duncan, 1 Oct. 1895.
      2 October 1895, appeared Charles H. Turner, resident Vice-President (in St.Louis, Missouri) of the American Surety Company of New York, before notary public.
      Publication of notice in "The St.Louis Star", from 2 Nov. 1897 to 30 Nov. 1897, 5 times.
      Inventory by Charles H. Turner, Dec. 31, 1895: Real estate: A lot of ground on NW corner of Olive & Second Streets in Block 63 of City of St.Louis ...(detailed description by meets & bounds) Inventory filed Jan. 30th, 1896, recorded Book 31 of Inventory Records on Page 318.
      Accounting by Charles H. Turner, Admr. C.T.A., that he has received no funds and all expenses have been paid by the parties in interest. 8 Jan. 1897.
      Final Settlement, Jan. 6, 98. (similar)

Beaufort Co. NC Patent Record, from deed index (FHL film 419,198)
      Vol.2&3 pg.63: 16 April 1796, Saml. Dunscomb of City & State of New York, Gent., and Lucy Clayborne Dunscomb, his wife, appoint Jordan Shepherd of Beaufort Co. NC, Gent., our attorney to make deed to our lands in NC or VA. Wit. William Philip, Edward Dunscomb (Notary Public); ack. in NY before Edward Dunscomb.
      Vol.2&3 pg.221: 30 May 1800, Lucy Claiborn Dunscomb of City and State of NY to Jordan Shepherd of Beaufort Co. NC, $333-1/3, land, messuage, etc. in Nansemond Co. VA, 25 acres being 1/6 part of 2 tracts formerly held by Solomon Shepherd Sr., one of 100 acres from Millissent Shepherd and the other of 50 acres from Thomas Jordan to afsd. Solomon Shepherd, the whole of the two tracts adj. James Burton, Christopher Benn and Bennet's pasture (which Solomon Shepherd devised by his will to his son Thomas Shepherd who died intestate). Wit. Wm. Robinson, Edward Dunscomb; proven by oath of Wm. Robinson.

Craven Co. NC Deed (FHL film 18,644)
      9&10-222: 11 Nov. 1755, James Duncan of City of New York, Merchant, appoint friend Rip Van Dorn of same, merchant, attorney to recover money due me by Joseph Harris formerly of Duchess Co., Province of NY, Deputy Sheriff, but at present of NC; wit. Benjamin Heline?, Thomas Ludlow, Daniel Bates.
            10 May 1745, Ack. by Joseph Harris of Duchess Co. NY that he owes James Duncan £9.13 due 1 Aug. next, bond for £19.4.2.; wit. Bartholomew Cadwell?, Joseph Harris.

Cuyahoga Co. OH Deeds; from Cuyahoga Co. OH Recorder's Office Webpages (Internet 1/5/2012)
      100-562: 18 July 1859, William Butler Duncan of City of New York, for $1 paid by Henry A. Robbins of City of New York, transfer an indenture of mortgage dated 24 Feb. 1858 by Daniel J. Appleton & Julia R. Appleton to Royal E. Robbins and by him assigned to me on 25 Feb. afsd, together with the bond or obligation therein described, and the money due and to grow due thereon with interest, subject to the provision in the said Indenture of Mortgage mentioned, and appoint [Robbins] my attorney [re the mortgage.] /s/ W. Butler Duncan. Wit. W.J.A. Fuller, Wm. Coffin. State of New York, New York Co., SS. William Butler Duncan ack. 18 July 1859 before W.J.A. Fuller, Commissioner of State of Ohio resident in said state & county, 18 July 1859. Recorded Aug. 1, 1859.

Henry Co. OH Deeds
      20-554/555: Alexander Duncan of Princiss Gate, London, but late of Providence, RI, appoint William Butler Duncan of City & State of New York my attorney to sell all lands etc. in State of OH and in State of MI and in Wayne Co. NY and all states and territories of USA, to each person and upon such terms as to credit etc. as my attorney may deem advisable, ... and Sarah Duncan, wife of said Alexander Duncan, have appointed said William Butler Duncan of New York my attorney (etc.). Alexander Duncan signed 3 Dec. 1864, Sarah Duncan signed 21 Oct. 1864. /s/ Alex Duncan, Sarah Duncan. Wit. for Alexander Duncan, Neil W. Sackteron, George Lindsay. Wit. for Sarah Duncan, Charles Nettleton, Jas. C. Hull. Sarah Duncan, wife of Alexander Duncan, appeared 21 Oct. 1864 before Charles Nettleton, Notary Public, City, County & State of NY. William C. Conner, Clerk of City & County of NY ... certified Charles Nettleton, 2 March 1865. 3 Dec. 186_, U.S. Consul for Leith, Alexander Duncan appeared and acknowledged the same. /s/ Neil M. Sachbun?, U.S. Consul. Recorded July 27, 1874. (FHL film 1,020,913 item 3)

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