Duncans in Blount Co. TN Military Records and Histories


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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application W-353 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives)
      Applied 9 Aug. 1832, age 82, in Blount Co. TN; enlisted in 1775? Rockbridge Co. VA under Capt. Crockett, transferred to Col. Morgan, served 2 years; witnesses Isaac Anderson clergyman and Robert Hooke and Col. James McGinley/Meginley of Blount Co. TN.
      Declaration of Margaret Duncan, age ca 73, on 6 Feb. 1844 in Blount Co. TN; Margaret m. John Duncan 17 July 1788 in Craigs Fort, Blount Co. near Maryville; John d. 29 April 1836; Family Record: John Duncan and Margaret Alexander m. 17 July 1788; Jennet b. 23 Feb. 1790, Mary b. 22 Nov. 1792, James b. 5 July 1795, Margaret b. 27 May 1798, Andrew b. 28 Oct. 1800, Joseph b. 17 May 1803, John b. 26 Oct. 1805, Robert b. 24 May 1808, Rankin b. 28 Nov. 1810. Statement by Margaret Wear, age 81, 6 Feb. 1844 of Blount Co. TN, present at wedding; statement by James Wear, age 71, 6 Feb. 1844, of Blount Co. TN, in the house but asleep at time of wedding but told of it next day. Statements by Samuel Boyle, age ca 80, and by Robert Hooke, age ca 71, who knew them before 1794. Statement by Margaret, age ca 73, on 31 Oct. 1844 in Blount Co. TN; witnesses William Toole age ca 52 and Robert H. Hodsden age ca 37.
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Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, Marvel, widow Mary; WO 24187, WC 23326; BL 17637-160-50; service Capt. Joseph Duncan's Co. TN Mil. 1/10/1814 - 7/25/1814; res. of soldier 1851, Walker Co. GA; res. of widow 1878 Walker Co. (PO Lafayette) GA; maiden name of widow: soldier's 1st wife Sarah Colville, widow Mary Kirkpatrick m. Apr. 28? (blotted) 1830 Blount Co. TN; soldier d. Aug. 25, 1863 Cane Creek, Walker Co. GA; widow d. Aug. 16, 1884, Waterville, GA; Remarks: soldier also served in Capt. Paris's Co. from 7/4/1836 to 10/1/1836 (Creek Indian War).

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.
      Dunkin, Henry C., widow Dunkin, Eliza; E 3 Tenn. Mtd. Inf.; 1888 July 24, Invalid Appl. #665448, Cert. #802201, Tenn.; 1893 March 3, Widow Appl. #571330, no cert., Tenn. (MAD: Blount Co. TN)
      Duncan, Robert P., minor Duncan, John A.; H 5 Tenn. Inf.; 1889 June 25, Minor Appl. #398704, no cert., Tenn.; remarks, not iden. with I.C. 314840 & Wid.C. 231824, Robt. P. Dunkin H & I 5 Tenn. Inf. (MAD: Blount Co. TN)
      Dunkin, Robert P., widow Dunkin, Adaline; H 5 Tenn. Inf., I 5 Tenn. Inf.; 1879 Sept. 30, Invalid Appl. #311805, Cert. #314840, Tenn.; 1883 March 22, Widow Appl. #302341, Cert. #231824, Tenn.; remarks, not identical with (Serv?) C. 398704, Robt. P. Duncan H 5 Tenn. Inf. (MAD: Blount & Monroe Cos. TN; 1890 pension in Loudon Co. TN)
      Duncan, William R., widow Duncan, Rainy J.; G 3 Tenn. Inf.; 1868 Sept. 16, Invalid Appl. #135657, Cert. #122306; 1908 Widow Appl. #892819, Cert. #682691, Tenn. (MAD: Blount Co. TN; see Anderson Co. TN)

TN Confederate Pension Application (FHL film 969,789)
      Indexed: 7594 Duncan, John E., Hamilton, 3rd (Lillard's) Mtd. Inf.
      #7594, Jno. E. Duncan, filed Oct. 30, 1905, allowed Rossville, GA, accepted, Wid. #1883 (MAD: widow Martha Elizabeth Duncan, Hamilton Co. TN); applicant John E. Duncan, native of TN; res. near Chattanooga, Hamilton Co. TN; member Col. Rowan's Regt., wounded Wautauga River near Coittes Sta. by a mine ball striking me just back of left shoulder coming out the front of my right shoulder; born Blount Co. TN 1835; enlisted 1861, Col. Vaughn, 3rd TN Regt., Capt. Moreloen? (Morawin?), Lieut. Grubb; lost use of right arm; paroled Kingston, GA; family consists of wife and 4 children ages 57, 27, 25, 17, 16, all girls; actual resident of TN "18 months"; /s/ 7 Oct. 1905; wit. W.L. Fox. M.J. Roddy, age 73, heard J.E. Duncan say he was paroled just after he came home from Civil War, /s/ 27 Oct. 1905. Statement by Geo. Walker, Madisonville, TN, knew "Jno. E. Duncan (Red John)" before the war, /s/ Aug. 17, 1905. J.R. Russell, Madisonville, TN, knew Jno. E. Duncan, we called him red John and was raised on Fork Creek Monroe Co. TN; /s/ 11 Aug. 1905. (FHL film 969,789)

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (copy of pages from John A. Duncan 4/1995 & 7/6/1995; FHL film 1,463,599)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.423, Company A, 1st KY Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, transferred from 1st KY Volunteer Cavalry (MAD: Camp Dick Robinson, [Garrard Co.] KY): Samuel Duncan, 1st Lt., enr. Oct. 14, 1861; mustered in Feb. 2, 1864 at Marysville, [Blount Co.] TN, for 3 years; mustered out Sept. 30, 1865, at Louisville, KY.


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HISTORIES before 1923

1887 "History of TN; East TN" by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.8 H2ha V2)
      Pg.979: Bradley Co. John Richey was born in Blount Co. Nov. 9, 1830, the son of Eli and Nancy (Duncan) Richey. They were of Scotch and Irish descent. The father was born in Mecklenburg Co. NC about 1795 and died in Bradley Co. TN in 1857. The mother was born in Washington Co. TN about 1801 and died in Bradley Co. in Feb. 1863. The parents were married in Washington Co. about 1816. Soon after their marriage they moved to Blount Co., and lived there till 1849, at which time they came to Bradley Co., and settled where our subject now lives, where they spent the remainder of their days. The father was an influential citizen, and quite a successful planter; in 1855-56 he represented Bradley Co. in the State Legislature; he was a stanch Democrat and of the Presbyterian persuasion, but not a member of the church. The mother was a worthy and strict member of the Seceders Church. Our subject is the 6th of 8 children. ...

"Illinois, historical - Crawford Co." by William Swaren, ed. by Newton Bateman & Paul Shelby; pub. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1909, 967 pgs. (LH5029, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 496,539)
      Pg.714,715: DUNCAN, Andrew Wilson -- The better class of druggists everywhere are men of scientific attainment and high integrity, ... One of the oldest established druggists of Crawford County is Andrew Wilson Duncan of Flat Rock, Ill., who established his present drug business at Flat Rock in 1878, thirty years ago. Mr. Duncan was born in Blount County, Tenn., March 9, 1842, a son of James Kennedy and Sarah (Swansey) Duncan. The father was born in Ohio and was a farmer and blacksmith. The family lived for some years in Blount County, Tenn., where Andrew Wilson Duncan began his studies in the common schools, but in 1859 removal was made to Illinois, and Mr. Duncan continued in the high schools of Palestine. His youth was passed upon a farm, but when he secured his certificate, he taught for some time, and at the same time pursued his own studies. Later he established a general mercantile business at Morea, but in 1878 located in Flat Rock which has since been his home. In 1862, on August 12th, Mr. Duncan enlisted in Company E, Ninety-eighth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged at Gallatin, Tenn., February 4, 1863, because of disability. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, is a Republican in politics, and for twenty years has been a member of the New Church (Swedenborgian).
            October 4, 1864, Mr. Duncan was married at the residence of the father of the bride in Montgomery Township, to Miss Sarah Tedford, a daughter of Robert A. and Rebecca (McClurg) Tedford, and the children born of this marriage are: Alice, born August 12, 1865, and married Dr. W.C. Hayhurst, has a daughter Welcome Z., and lives at Birds; Camilla, born Mach (MAD: sic) 12, 1871, married R.E. Young, a conductor on the Vandalia line and they live at Terre Haute, Ind., having one son, John, thirteen years old. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan had one child, Oswald, who is deceased. ...

1887 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Coles Co. IL" by Chapman Bros. (FHL film 825,562)
      Pg.561: SAMUEL R. DUNCAN., of Humboldt Twp, born in (MAD: Blount Co.) Tennessee, Nov. 30, 1837, son of Joseph and Susan (Norwood) Duncan of the same State. They were the parents of eleven children, five boys and six girls. Joseph Duncan came to IL in 1844, locating in Crawford Co. where he lived the remainder of his life, died May 6, 1863; date is memorable because, though late in the season, snow fell steadily during the day. Mrs. Duncan still resides in Arcola, as do also her daughters, Mrs. Mary Todd and Mrs. Minerva Ritchey. Joseph and William are residents of Iowa; James of Kansas; John is in Carmi [White Co.], IL; and Mrs. Mattie Burton resides in Danville, IL.
       Samuel R. Duncan was reared to farming, ... log cabin common schools in Southern IL 40 years ago. Sept. 6, 1860, he married Miss Margaret, daughter of Jesse and Charity (McMichael) Kellam, at the home of the bride's parents in Richland Co. this state. Rented land for farming for two years, then moved to Crawford Co. for 5 years, then to Arcola, where after 3 years, he rented land in Humbolt Twp for 11 years, then purchased 400a farm; in 1881 raised ... Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are the parents of 12 children, named as follows: Joseph; Harper married Miss Elizabeth Grishom and resides in Humboldt Twp; Charles married Miss Fannie Ashbrook and they reside in Kansas; William, Frank, Jennie, Minnie, Alice, Lavin, Nellie, Nettie, and Samuel Jr. Mr. Duncan a Democrat.

1893 "Portrait & Biographical Record of Effingham, Jasper & Richland Co. IL" pub. by Lake City Pub. Co. (FHL book 977.3 D3pn)
      Pg.290: ROBERT S. TEDFORD, well-known farmer of Preston Twp, Richland Co., living on Sec.29, born on 14 Feb. 1847 in "Brent" [MAD: Blount] Co. TN, son of Robert and Rebecca (McClery) Tedford who were also natives of the same state, the family is of Irish extraction. In 1853 when our subject was 6 years of age, the parents left their home in the South and took up their residence in Crawford Co. IL. Of their 10 children, Elizabeth, Ann, Hannah, Nancy and Alexander are now deceased; those still living are Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth, Robert S. and John. The days of his boyhood and youth Robert S. Tedford spent almost entirely in Crawford Co. ... under parental roof until 22 years of age, farmed in Crawford Co., 1869 mar. Miss Mary Duncan, but after a short married life of ten years, she died in 1879, her remains were interred in the Duncanville Cem. of Crawford Co., three children, Laura, Anna and Robert, yet living. In 1880 Mr. Tedford mar. Mrs. Orpha Cravins, widow of Harry Cravins and dau. of John and Catherine (Alvis) Breedlove; three children, Effie, Luther and Ernest; Mrs. Tedford born Gibson Co. IN and came to Jasper Co. IL with her parents when 4 years of age, her parents both natives of Hoosier State. In 1880 Mr. Tedford became resident of Richland Co. ...

1893 "Biographical History of Crawford, Ida and Sac Cos. IA : containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States, with accompanying biographies, a condensed history of Iowa, with biographies of the governors, engravings of prominent citizens of the counties, with personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families" pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.7 B615)
      Pg.353: JOSEPH P. DUNCAN, a well-known settler of Crawford Co. IA, was born in Blount Co. TN, October 3, 1846, son of Joseph and Susan (Norwood) Duncan, of the same county, of Scotch descent. The family moved to Crawford Co. IL, when Joe was a lad of seven years; the father died in 1863, after this the mother moved to Arcola, Douglas Co. IL, where she still resides. On October 5, 1870, Joseph P. was married to Hannah M. Schouten, whose birthplace was Saratoga Co. NY, May 17, 1852; ... to Arcola, Illinois. In 1873 J.P., with his wife and one child, Anna, moved to Crawford Co. IA, ...

1886 "Biographical and historical record of Wayne and Appanoose counties, Iowa : containing a condensed history of the state of Iowa, portraits and biographies of the governors, personal histories of many of the leading families" pub. by Inter-State Pub. Co. (FHL book 977.78 D3b and film 1,000,023 item 4)
      Pg.353: ANDREW R. DUNCAN, section 31, Benton Township, was born in Blount Co. TN, October 21, 1834. His father, Andrew Duncan, moved with his family to Louisa Co. IA, in the spring of 1844, and there died in June, 1848. Our subject was reared to agricultural pursuits, ... He came to Iowa with his parents when ten years old, and in the spring of 1867 removed to Wayne County, and the following fall located on the farm where he now lives, ... Mr. Duncan was married January 20, 1859, to Catherine Johnson, a native of Monroe Co. TN, daughter of George B. Johnson, an early settler of Warren Township, Wayne County. They have had a family of six children but four of whom are living -- Emma, Rosa, Ella and Leonard. Emma is the wife of George Bell, of Warren Township, and has one child -- Edith. Mr. Duncan has served his township as trustee two terms.

1889 "Portrait & Biographical Album of Louisa County Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county" by Acme Pub. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch, microfilm 63, reel 27; FHL film 934,952)
      Pg.279-80: ANDREW DUNCAN, deceased, an honored pioneer of Louisa Co. IA, was born in Washington Co. TN March 9, 1787. His parents were of Scotch-Irish descent and were strict Presbyterians. He was reared to agricultural pursuits, and removed to Blount Co. TN at an early day. Mr. Duncan was twice married, his first wife being Miss Wallace, by whom he had one son, Joseph, who moved to MO and there died some years ago. He was subsequently united in marriage to Miss Margaret Alexander, a daughter of Francis Alexander and a native of TN. Mrs. Duncan's ancestors were from Scotland, and her birth occurred Nov. 16, 1809. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, 4 sons and 7 daughters: Janet, the widow of William Allen, resides in Washington Co. IA; Eliza was the wife of Samuel Edmondson, and both are now deceased; Mary A. wedded James Harmon, now living in Columbus City, IA; Francis A. was twice married, his first wife being Miss Mary A. Shaw, and his present wife Miss Ella Easton; he has served in the Assembly and Senate of the Iowa Legislature, is a farmer by occupation, and resides at Columbus Junction. (See his sketch description elsewhere in this work). James A. married Miss Melinda Duncan and resides in Columbus City Township; Margaret was the wife of Calvin Ritchie, and both are now dead; Nancy is the wife of Thomas Baird of Wayne Co. IA; Lucinda wedded Frank Moore of Columbus City Twp; Russell married Miss Catherine Johnson, and resides in Wayne Co. IA; Lovinia was the wife of James Atchison, but is now deceased; Samuel married Miss Mary Duncan; he was a soldier of the late war, being a member of Co. C, 11th IA Infantry, and resides in Wayne Co. IA. Mr. Duncan was engaged in farming in TN until 1844, when, in company with his wife and children, he emigrated from their TN home to IA. Several of his daughters were married at the time, and their families, together with a few friends, made up quite a colony. ....
      Pg.496-7: GEORGE W. DUNCAN, a progressive farmer residing on section 5, Union Twp, and a prominent citizen of Louisa Co., was born in Blount Co. TN Aug. 26, 1828. His parents, James and Mary (Mitchell) Duncan, were also natives of that State, and the father died when our subject was six years of age. He was a farmer by occupation and was called to his final home when in his fifty-first year. Mrs. Duncan, the mother of our subject, died in 1860, at the age of 72. They were both members of the Associate Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Duncan was an Elder, and one of the liberal contributors and earnest workers. His family of nine children all grew to manhood and womanhood: Andrew who died at the age of 60 years in Crawford Co. IL; William who died at the age of 63 in Wayne Co. IA; Jane widow of George McKay is living in Union Twp, Louisa Co.; James K. died in Crawford Co. IL at the age of 60; Samuel d. in this county, where he was one of the early settlers, at the age of 45; Elizabeth, wife of John C. Ritchie of Columbus City, died in 1849; Martha, wife of Mathew Edmondson of Union twp, died age 45; John, who went to TX in 1844, has not been heard of since the war with Mexico; George W. is the youngest of the family. ...
      Pg.503-4: FRANCIS MARION DUNCAN is one of the early settlers of Louisa Co. of 1846, and now resides upon a farm on Sec. 10, Union Twp. He was born in Monroe Co. TN in 1838, and is a son of John and Rachel Duncan, who were natives of Blount Co. The father was a farmer by occupation, and in 1846 emigrated to Louisa Co. IA with his family, settling in Columbus City Twp, where he purchased 290 acres of partly improved land, making his home upon that farm until his death, which occurred in May, 1876. His wife died in September 1864. They were the parents of ten children, six of whom are now living: Mary, wife of Matthew Edmondson of Ainsworth, IA; Joseph Carter who died in September 1864; Jane C., deceased wife of David McLaughlin, of Washington Co.; Nancy A., widow of Reuben Hammil of Washington Co.; Francis Marion, of this sketch; Elizabeth C. who is the wife of David C. Hammil also of Washington Co.; John Calvin who is engaged in farming in Columbus City Twp; Robert Nelson, a farmer near Columbus City. The parents were members of the Seceders Presbyterian Church, in which Mr. Duncan held the office of an Elder. ... Republican (moved from TN because abolitionist).
      Pg.533: Hon. FRANCIS ALEXANDER DUNCAN, a prominent farmer and an early settler of Louisa Co., was born in Blount Co. TN, June 9, 1824, and is the son of Andrew and Margaret (Alexander) Duncan. His father was born in Washington Co. TN, March 9, 1787, and was of Scotch-Irish descent. His mother was born in TN Nov. 16, 1809, and was of Scotch descent. ....
      Pg.581-2: S.H. DUNCAN, a farmer residing on section 22, Columbus City Twp, is a native of Blount Co. TN and a son of George B. and Ann S. Duncan. Accompanied by his family, the father, who was a native of Washington Co. TN, emigrated to Louisa Co. IA in 1843. To him and his excellent wife were born ten children: A.L. who is a guard at the State Penitentiary at Anamosa, IA and who during 4 years of the late war gallantly defended the old flag as a member of Co. C, 11th IA Infantry, participating in all the battles of the regiment until after the battle of Atlanta, where he was wounded; Samuel H., our subject; John C., a railroad employee living at Creston, Iowa; Mary J., wife of Robert Owens of Columbus Junction; Sarah A. who wedded A.H. Parsons, also of Columbus Junction; Elizabeth, wife of W.H. Ogier of Union, James R., a resident farmer of Columbus City Twp; Isabel, wife of R.N. Johnston of Columbus City Twp; Emma who wedded Joseph Weir, a resident of Mitchell Co. KS; Joseph C. whose home is in Rooks Co. of that State. The parents of these children were members of of the Seceders Church, though afterward the father was an Elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Church. ... Mr. Duncan was a Democrat ... Ever a leading and influential citizen in the community where he resided, his death, which occurred in January, 1874, at the age of 58 years, was sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. His wife died five years later, at the age of 62. ... Samuel H. Duncan, the subject of this sketch, was born in Blount Co. TN, June 30, 1843, but the following autumn came to Louisa Co. with his parents and here he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the district schools. In the month of August, 1862, when only seventeen years of age, he enlisted as one of the boys in blue of the 25th IA Infantry, becoming a member of Co. F. ....

"Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana : historical and biographical." by Weston A Goodspeed, M McFarland, R L Harven, Ed A Mossman et al; pub. Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co., 1883, 775 pgs. (LH6282, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.29 H2w 1988 and 977.29 H2w and film 928,140 item 3 and 934,924 item 1)
      Pg.77: Twentieth Infantry (Civil War) ... Robert Duncan, killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June, 1864. ...
      Pg.328: JOHN D. SCROGGS was born in Blount County, Tenn., October 10, 1820, and is the eldest of the six children of David and Margaret (Delzell) Scroggs, natives respectively of North Carolina and Tennessee. The family came to Putnam County, this State, in 1831, moved to Carroll County in 1832, and thence moved to this county in 1836, and located on land which the father had previously entered. The elder Mr. Scroggs was, in his days here, the only blacksmith between Burnettsville and Monticello; he died here in December, 1874, preceded by his wife in about 1848. John D. Scroggs was reared a farmer, and at the age of twenty began life by cutting wood, splitting rails and getting out square timber. This he continued until March, 1847, when he purchased the farm where he now lives. He was married, March 27, 1851, to Maria, daughter of John Gibson, and born in Ohio. In February, 1852, Mrs. Gibson died, and December 6, 1856, Mr. Scroggs married Eliza C. Carson, who died in April, 1860. November 19, 1860, Mr. Scroggs married Mrs. Margaret (Duncan) Delzell, and she died in April, 1875, leaving a family of four children -- David, Susan A., Margaret E. (deceased) and Joseph A. Mr. Scroggs is a Democrat and a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He owns eighty acres of good land, well cultivated and earned through his own industry and energy. (MAD: 1880 White Co. IN census)

1888 "History of Harrison & Mercer Cos. MO" by Goodspeed (FHL book 977.8 H2hh)
      Pg.655-6: R.R. Young, b. Blount Co. TN 22 Nov. 1829, son of Jeremiah S. and Ruth (Boring) Young, also natives Blount Co. TN; moved to Bond Co. IL March 1831, in 1838 to Jackson Co. MO for 4 years, then Harrison Co. MO. In 1833 he (the father) joined the US Rangers under Capt. Duncan, and for his services received a land warrant for 160 acres in Sec. 32 where the son now resides. ...

"History of the Minnesota Valley, including the Explorers and pioneers of Minnesota" by Edward D. Neill, Charles S. Bryant; pub. Minneapolis: North Star Pub. Co., 1882, 1021 pgs. (LH9118, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,253 item 2)
      Pg.778: Redwood County. New Avon. James C. Duncan, native of Tennessee, was born in 1832 in Blount county. Removed to Illinois in 1850 and worked at farming there twenty years. Since June, 1870 his home has been in New Avon, and he has held various town offices here. In 1853 he married and his wife died March 2, 1878. Mary S., Martha J., Sarah L., Robert A., Eva A., John H., Dorcas I., and Charles E. are their children. April 22, 1879 he married Mrs. Julia Blanchard, whose maiden name was Barber. Her children were William B., Emilie E., Orpha A., Joseph H., Rachel I., and George G. (MAD: 1860 Richland Co. IL)

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