Duncans in Champaign Co. OH


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

Last revised May 25, 2012

Formed 1805 from Greene, Franklin
Clark formed 1818 from Champaign, Madison, Greene
Logan formed 1818 from Champaign


1820-1830 Champaign Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Champaign Co. OH Census
Union Twp.
Pg.388  Sarah Dunkin      0  -  0000,0100,0001

1850 Champaign Co. OH Census
(handwritten page numbers, not stamped)
Goshen Twp.
Pg.486, #327, Robert DUNCAN 29 ME baptist minister
                  Sarah 32 OH
                  Mary D. 7, William P. 5 OH
                  John 3 OH
                  (MAD: Robert Duncan mar. Sarah Eldridge 12/3/1841 Shelby Co. OH; see Miami Co. OH Bible)

1860 Champaign Co. OH Census
Urbana Twp.
Pg.127, #477-477, Milo G.G. WILLIAMS (m) 55 OH prof. Urbana U., $2400-$1400
                  Mary L. 41 OH
                  Mary L. 15, Adelaide 12 OH
                  Margaret SMITH 49 SCT domestic
                  Charles DUNCAN 14 SCT laborer
                  Alice BROWN 12 OH
Union Twp.
Pg.164/328, #962-962, James DUCAN 42 SCT farmer $0-$50
                  Isabel 41 SCT
                  Jenet 15, Charles 13, James 12 SCT
                  John 10, Alexanderena (f) 8, Alexander (m) 6 SCT
                  Margaret 4, Isabel J. 2, David E. 5/12 OH
Jackson Twp.
Pg.249, #731-731, John McQUIN 37 IRE farmer $0-$300
                  Ann 30 IRE
                  Mary 4, Cath. 1 OH
                  W. DUNKINS (m) 20 OH apprentice
                  Simon? SIMMONS (m) 18 OH apprentice

1870 Champaign Co. OH Census
Adams Twp.
Pg.193, #2-2, McCROSKY?, Dennis 29 OH farmer $3160-$800
                  Genette 25 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  James 2/12 OH, b.Mar., mother of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Isabelle 12 OH attending school, parents of foreign birth
Union Twp.
Pg.388, #91-89, CARSON, John 62 VA farmer $12,300-$1,745
                  Amanda 45 OH keeping house
                  Mary J. 18 OH helps mother
                  Lizzie A. 15, Emily J. 10 OH at school
                  Nancy 8, Laura 7 OH at school
                  John W. 5, Charles 2 OH at home
                  DUNCAN, James 22 SCT farm laborer, parents of foreign birth
Pg.389, #114-112, DUNCAN, James 52 SCT farmer $0-$1000, parents of foreign birth
                  Isabella 52 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  John 20 SCT farm laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  Alexanderena (f) 18 SCT helps mother, parents of foreign birth
                  Alexander 16 SCT works on the farm, parents of foreign birth
                  Margaret 13 OH at school, parents of foreign birth
                  Isabella 12 OH at school, parents of foreign birth
                  David 10 OH at school, parents of foreign birth
Pg.391, #145-141, RUNYON?, John H. 52 OH farmer $20,300-$4,000
                  Mary 47 PA keeping house
                  Richard 19, John N. 16 OH works on the farm
                  McCOY, Lucy 16 VA domestic servt.
                  PETITT, Andrew 15 OH farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Charles 23 SCT farm laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  HILL, Mary 85 PA "no occupation (invalid)" $0-$4500

MARY L., WIFE, F/W, AGE 17, M'd., W.VA./W.VA./W.VA.
*all can read/write
      (Kathy Cawley: see Homer Duncan in 1910 Mason Co. WV census; 1930 Clark Co. OH census)


Champaign Co. OH Marriage Records 1805-1967; index v.1-2 1805-1834 (FHL film 545,422)
   Vol.1, Du on pg.64
      G-260: Duncan, John to Kirkwood, Margaret
      G-341: Duncan, James to Given, Mary
      G-549: Duncan, John to Moore, Annie R.
      H-201: Duncan, Charles to Chambers, Emma
      I-81: Duncan, Alexander to Sunderland, Ella
      D-116: Duncan, Sarah to Tutor, Wm.
      G-204: Duncan, Jennette to McCosky, Dennis
      H-187: Duncan, Isabel to Moore, James H.
      Book H, after 1876, quit; this index ends Book I

Champaign Co. OH Marriage Records
   Vol.D, 1840-1849 (FHL film 295,228)
      D-116: William Tutor to Sarah Duncan, May 16, 1843, approbation filed.
   Vol.G (FHL film 295,229)
      G-204: Marriage license, Dennis McCrosky and Jannet Duncan, June 11, 1868, #106, married 11 June 1868 by J.C. Melay, MG.
      G-260: Marriage license, John Duncan to Margaret A. Kirkwood, Aug. 19, 1869, no return, #1287.
      G-341: Marriage license, James Duncan to Mary A. Given, April 11, 1871, married 13 April 1871 by J.C. Neeloy? (Mclay?) MG.
      G-549: Marriage license, John Duncan to Annie R. Moore, Nov. 18, 1875, married 18 Nov. 1875 by T.E. Fidler, MG.


Champaign Co. OH Probate Records; Final Record, admin. bonds & appointments, v.1-2, 1804-1866 (FHL film 533,509)
      Vol.1, 1804-1849 - no Duncan
      Vol.2, 1849-1866 - no Duncan

Champaign Co. OH Final Record of Estates, v.1-2, 1852-1867 (FHL film 531,555)
      Vol.1, 1852-1855; Vol.2, 1855-1867 - no Duncan

Champaign Co. OH Probate Journal, v.1-2, 1852-1863 (FHL film 531,972)
      No Duncan

Champaign Co. OH Wills, v.A-C, 1808-1870 (FHL film 295,235)
      Vol.A - no index


Champaign Co. OH Deed indexes; 1806-1842, v.1-3 (FHL film 533,525)
      Vol.1, 1806-1832, Book A-Z - no Duncan

Champaign Co. OH Deed indexes
   Vol.1, 1806-1842 - no Duncan; Denkins not copied (FHL film 533,525)
   Vol.4, 1856-1867 - no Duncan; Dungan, Durkin, and Dinkins not copied (FHL film 533,526)


Champaign Co. OH Court of Common Pleas Minutes & Chancery Record; index 1805-1878 (FHL film 1,030,010 item 1)
      Pltf. vs. Deft. (no cross-index), amount of judgment, new # of case
      Jany. T[erm] 1809, Duncan, Benj. vs. John Barrett, $92.65, #69, Journal 3-88, Record 1-320
      Quit 1858

Champaign Co. OH Court of Common Pleas, Minutes v.1-6A, 1805-1822 (FHL film 1,030,010 item 2)
      Vol.1, 1805-1808 - No index in book
      Vol.2, 1809-1814, Index to matters not recorded - no Duncan


Miami Co. OH Deed (FHL film 560,806)
      26-99: 29 Apr. 1850, Robert Duncan and wife Sarah Duncan of Champaign Co. OH for $25 paid, sell to Mary Chidester of Champaign Co. OH premises in Miami Co. OH in Brown Twp, Inlot No.15 in Mores addition to town of Fletcher in Miami Co. OH, warrant title, Sarah Duncan relinquished her right of dower. /s/ Robert Duncan, Sarah Duncan. Wit. J.H. Spain, J.V. Bates. 29 April 1850, Robert Duncan and wife Sarah Duncan appeared before A.H. Spain, J.P., Champaign Co. OH. Recorded Dec. 2, 1850.

HISTORIES before 1923

1872 "The history of Champaign and Logan Counties [Ohio] : from their first settlement" by Joshua Antrim; pub. Bellefontaine, Ohio: Press Print. Co. (LH6220, HeritageQuest images 2/2007 & 5/2007; FHL book 977.14 H2a and films 547,586 item 2 and 1,550,763 item 1 and 934,879 item 4)
      Pg.276: Salem Township. Poll Book of the election held in the township of Salem, in the county of Champaign, on the eighth day of October, A.D., 1811. Electors: ... Joseph Duncan.

1881 "History of Champaign Co. OH" by John W. Ogden, pub. Chicago : W.H. Beers (FHL book 977.1465 H2hi)
      Pg.782: DENNIS McCROSKY, farmer; P.O. Spring Hills; is a son of James and Nancy (Clark) McCrosky; she was born in Concord Township Aug. 6, 1811, and is a daughter of Marcus Clark, a very early settler in the above-named township. James McCrosky was born in Kentucky Sept. 2, 1808, and emigrated to Ohio with his parents in 1812; on account of the war, they went back, but returned in 1818 and located in Adams Township, Champaign Co.; he departed this life Sept. 20, 1852, having been the father of nine children -- Mary Jane, Sarah Ann (deceased), Margaret, Dennis, Lydia, Isabel, Phidilla and Philena (twins -- the former deceased), and Marion. Mrs. McCrosky is still living, and resides on the home farm, in Adams Township, where Dennis was born Sept. 10, 1840; his education was obtained in the common schools; he has always been engaged in farming, residing on the farm of his nativity till the spring of 1876, when he purchased 124 acres in Sec.24 of Harrison Township; ... His marriage with Janetta Duncan was celebrated June 11, 1868; she is a native of the Lowlands of Scotland, born Oct. 19, 1844, a daughter of James and Isabella Duncan, who came to America in August of 1855 and located in Champaign Co., Ohio. Dennis and Janetta McCrosky are the parents of four children -- James H., Charles S., Mary Belle, and Alvan A. (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. McCrosky are members of the Presbyterian Church.
      Pg.809-810: Salem Township. JAMES DUNCAN, farmer; P.O. Urbana; born in Scotland in February, 1818. Is a son of James and Elsbet Duncan, who lived and died in Scotland. They were parents of ten children, four now living -- John, James, Ebenezer and Elsbet. Mr. Duncan emigrated to America in 1854, and located in Champaign Co., where he has since resided and always followed farming as an occupation. He has cultivated several different farms in the county, and is now living upon the farm of John Gordon, where he has resided for eight years. He was married in Scotland, Dec. 1, 1843, to Isabel, daughter of Alexander and Margaret (Lumsden) Stewart, natives of Scotland. She was born Sept. 1, 1818. Her mother, Margaret Lumsden, then 75 years of age, came across the ocean with them to this country and lived here ten years, dying at the ripe old age of 85 years. Mr. Duncan and wife have had nine children, all living, six born in Scotland -- Janet, Charles, James, John, Alexandrina and Alexander; three born in this county -- Margaret Elsbet, Isabel Jane and David Ebenezer. Mr. Duncan, after his marriage, lived in Scotland about eleven years, then came to America, and located in this county. He worked by the month for James A. McLain, with whom he continued ten years; then he rented a farm, and has since continued on rented farms to this date. ... Mr. Duncan and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, having been such for forty-six years. ...

1919 "Memoirs of the Miami Valley, Ohio" (Montgomery Co.) Vol.III, ed. by John C. Hover (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.1 M533; FHL book 977.17 H2m and film 934,871 items 1-3)
      Pg.188-189: Charles Duncan was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, February 16, 1846, son of James and Isabelle (Stuart) Duncan. James Duncan and Isabelle Stuart were married in Scotland, and to them were born six children: Janet, Charles, James, John, Alexandriana and Alexander, all of whom were born in Scotland. After coming to the United States three other children were born to them: Margaret, Isabelle, and David. James Duncan emigrated with his family to this country, settled in Champaign Co. OH, lived there the remainder of his life, and was buried in that county. Charles Duncan was the only member of the family who ever lived in Butler County ....


Some early Duncans in Champaign Co. OH:
      Joseph Duncan, 8 Oct. 1811, an elector in Champaign Co. OH (pg.513, "Ohio Source Records, from OH Genealogical Quarterly, 1937-1944" 1986 reprint, no author given, FHL book 977.1 D28o)
      Charles H. Duncan, 1877, born Champaign Co. OH, son of John Duncan born Scotland and Rebecca Moore born Champaign Co. (pg.48, Vol.III, "History of Ohio" by Charles B. Galbreath, 1925, Los Angeles Public Library book R977.1 G148; FHL book 977.1 H2ga, film 931,797 to 931,801 Vol.1 to 5)


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