Duncans in Wayne Co. OH


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

Last revised November 24, 2007

Formed 1808 from Columbiana
Holmes formed 1824 from Coshocton, Wayne, Tuscarawas
Ashland formed 1846 from Wayne, Richland, Huron, Lorain


1820 Wayne Co. OH Census
Salt Creek Twp.
Pg.167  Moses Dankan     011201  -  11101

1830 Wayne Co. OH Census
S. Creek Twp.
Pg. 56  Elisha Duncan    0001,1  -  2000,1
        (MAD: son of John Duncan & Nancy Morrison)

1840 Wayne Co. OH Census
       No Duncan indexed

1850 Wayne Co. OH Census
Wooster (town)
Pg.246, #326-330, William A. CALVERT 39 VA blacksmith $300
                  Catherine 31 PA
                  John DUNCAN 12 OH
                  Eliza CATTEMAN 18 OH
                  Christian B. BIRSTEL? (m) 22 PA blacksmith

1860 Wayne Co. OH Census
Congress Twp.
Pg.329, #1129-1119, Aaron DUNCAN 55 PA farmer $3000-$1393
                  Jenette 50 PA
                  George LOWE 15 PA

1870 Wayne Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed


Wayne Co. OH Deeds (1813-1863 index on FHL film 420,913)
      4-391: 6 Sept. 1825, Robert Lowry and wife Sarah (X) of Washington Co. PA to James Duncan of Stark Co. OH, $400, the SW 1/4 Sec. 1, T17 R12, being the land patented to said Robt. Lowry 12 March 1818. Wit. John Lowry, David Boyd. Reg. Washington Co. PA. (FHL film 420,920)
      4-393: 6 Sept. 1825, John Lowry and wife Sarah of Washington Co. PA to James Duncan of Stark Co. OH, $400, SE 1/4 Sec. 1 T17 R12, being the patent to John Lowry 12 March 1818. Wit. Robt. Lowry, David Boyd. Reg. Washington Co. PA. (FHL film 420,920)
      5-50: (headed: Letter of Attorney, William Hill to James Duncan) Newington, June 25, 1829. Brother James. I received a letter from Mr. Harris informing me that you had received my letter but you was rather surprized that the contents of the letter did not authorize you to bind my son Charles. I was not by any means aware of that when I wrote you for I thot I left it discretionary to bind him or not. I now however give you full cover to bind him to the taylor's trade. Yours, Wm. Hill. (FHL film 420,921)
      5-50: 30 July 1829, William Hill of Newington, Rockingham Co. NH, by attorney James Duncan of Stark Co. OH, and Charles Edmond Hill, son of said William Hill, aged 16 years in Feb. 1829, to David Ogden, tailor of Wooster, Wayne Co. OH, ... (not copied further) (FHL film 420,921)
      6-18: 14 Sept. 1825, James Duncan of Stark Co. OH and wife Eliza to John Omistutz of Wayne Co. OH, $840, S 1/2 Sec. 1 T17 R12, entered in names of John and Robert Lowry. Wit. Jehial Fox JP Stark Co., Jacob Rootz?. Reg. Stark Co. OH. (FHL film 420,921)
      16-216: 18 Jan. 1837, Matthew Oliver Junkin and wife Rebecca Jane of town of Steubenville, Jefferson Co. OH, to James Duncan of Massillon in Stark Co. OH, $700, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 11 T16 R13, 80 acres, patented to Josiah Powell 8 Sept. 1824. Wit. John Seetch, John H?. Anthony. Reg. Jefferson Co. OH. (FHL film 420,926)
      17-867: 15 Feb. 1838, James Duncan and wife Eliza T. of Stark Co. OH to Nathaniel Dike of Jefferson Co. OH, $700, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 11, T16 R13, Wooster District, 80 acres, patent to Josiah Powell 8 Sept. 1824. Wit. Jas. L. Reynolds, H. Zoheter? Jr. (FHL film 420,926)

HISTORIES before 1923

1881 "History of Stark County, with an Outline Sketch of Ohio" by William Henry Perrin, pub. by Baskin & Battey (FHL book 977.162 H2p and FHL films 1,036,675 item 1 and 1,000,342 item 1)
      Pg.980: P.J. Palmer, farmer, P.O. McDonaldsville, is the son of Michael and Jane (Duncan) Palmer, who were of German descent, father born in Maryland. He was a hatter by trade, having learned his trade at Chambersburg [Franklin Co.], PA, after which he went to Funkstown [?Funk town, Wayne Co. OH?], and opened up business for himself. About 1831 or 1832 he removed his family to Stark Co. and engaged in farming. His family are: Matilda, wife of John Pletz; Peter J., Melinda, wife of B. Ryan; Margaret, wife of B. Williams; George W.; Lewis William; Caroline, Mrs. Coryagon; Emma, Mrs. Tryvalbiss, and Odell. The family are all living in other states but Peter J., our subject, who has lived in Jackson Twp since 1832. In 1845 he married Caroline Page, widow of Oliver Page, 5 children ...

1893 "Portrait and Biographical Record, Dickinson, Saline, McPherson and Marion Cos. KS" pub. by Chapman Bros. (FHL book 978.15 D3p)
      Pg.349-50: BENJAMIN F. DUNCAN, President of the National Bank in Lindsborg (McPherson Co.), son of James W. and Christina (Forney) Duncan, hated slavery, one of earliest settlers in Andrew Co. MO, and carried on the milling business there until 1878 when he retired, later removing to Oregon (Holt Co.), MO, where he resided until his death. During the period from 1842 to 1860, a turbulent time in MO, James Duncan took a pronounced stand in opposition to slavery ... The Duncan family, both parents being natives of PA, the former born in Franklin Co. in 1815 and a miller by occupation, the latter born the same year, emigrated to OH in 1833 and settled in Wayne Co. where our subject was born May 28, 1837. He was the eldest of ten children, six of whom are now living. A lad when the family moved to MO, Benjamin received but limited school advantages. He early learned the miller's trade from his father, and remained home until the breaking out of the Civil War. He enlisted in Union Army, March 1862, Co. F, 4th MO Cavalry, and was made Corporal of the company ... served until April, 1863, discharged on account of disability. Then engaged in dry-goods business in Fillmore, MO, for 3 years, then went to farming in Andrew Co. MO for six years. In 1872 to KS, settled in Union Twp, McPherson Co., purchased his father-in-law's interest in a homestead claim, filed a soldier's claim to SE quarter Sec. 26. ... Mr. Duncan married March 30, 1875, to Miss Edith C. Bean, dau. of Nathan and Rachel (Jenkens) Bean, both since decd. Mrs. Duncan was born Sept. 24, 1844 in Clinton Co. OH. She, with her family, emigrated to MO, where she married our subject. They have suffered the loss of their one and only child. ... Republican, Methodist Episcopal Church, McPherson Post #87, G.A.R. ... (MAD: possibly 1840 Medina Co. OH census; 1860 Andrew Co. MO census)


Some early Duncans in Wayne Co. OH:
      Elisha Duncan, 25 Feb. 1836, mar. Sarah Stump
      James Duncan, 14 Jan. 1838, mar. Christena Forney
      Nancy Duncan, 11 Oct. 1838, mar. John Mankin.
      Elisha M. Duncan, 25 March 1839, deceased; admin. Jesse Ramsey, bond by Jas. Jacobs, Jn. Rayle, Probate Court Case D-23, D-35, Common pleas journal J8-84. His children Susanna C. age 11 on Oct. 31, 1839; Maria E. age 8 on July 17, 1839; Alex age 6 on Aug. 22, 1839; guardian Sam Irvine, bdmn Js. Clarkson, Jos. Hogan; Child John age 3, gdn. George Strump, bdm. Wm. Patterson; June 4, 1839. Packet # D-45; journal J8-132. ("Will Abstracts, Estates and Guardianships, Wayne Co. OH 1812-1851" by Historical Society, FHL book 977.161 P28s; Indexed as 1843) (MAD: Maria and Alex Duncan with Daniel Duncan in 1850 Washington Co. PA census)


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