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Last revised October 18, 2013

CLINTON CO. IL
Formed 1824 from Washington, Bond, Fayette, Crawford
MAD: See Franklin and Williamson Cos. IL
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830 Clinton Co. IL Census
Pg.116  William Duncan      3000,01   - 0100,1
        Nancy Duncan        1002      - 0000,1101
        John Duncan         1000,01   - 0010,1

1840 Clinton Co. IL Census
Pg.134  William Duncan      2011,011  - 0000,1001
   147  John Duncan         0210,001  - 0000,101
        J. Duncan           3000,1    - 0000,1

1850 Clinton Co. IL Census
Pg.340, #134, John DUNCAN 22 IL farmer $300
                  Nancy 20 IL
                  Martha 4, Adaline 1 IL
                  Archibald TRAILOR 32 IL farmer $0
                  (MAD: John W. Duncan mar. Nancy Trailer 3/19/1846 St.Clair Co. IL)
Pg.340, #143, James DUNCAN 30 IL farmer $700
                  William 12 England (sic)
                  (MAD: 1860 Tehama Co. CA census)
Pg.342, #175, Jefferson DUNCAN 32 IL farmer $450
                  Herenia (f) 19 IL (written plain)
                  (MAD: Jefferson Duncan mar. Cerena Outhouse 4/12/1850)
Pg.342, #180-180, Rosanna DUNCAN 50 IL (blank) $700
                  Nathaniel 10, Thomas 8 IL
                  Tabitha SAVAGE (f) 40 IL (blank) $0
                  James 20 IL (blank) $0
Pg.342, #180-181, Meredith DUNCAN 22 IL laborer $0
                  Mary 16 IL (not m/in/yr)
Pg.342, #181-182, Elizabeth DUNCAN 55 TN (blank) $0
                  Meredith 22, Elias 20, Thomas 17 IL
Pg.356, #399-403, Jackson DUNCAN 34 IL farmer $700
                  Elizabeth 19 IL (sic)
                  James 13, William 12 IL
                  Sarah Ann 7, Vina (f) 2 IL
                  Jane FRANKLIN 15 IL
                  (MAD: one Andrew Jackson Duncan mar. Elizabeth Franklin 5/12/1850 St.Clair Co. IL; James Duncan b. 7/22/1837 Clinton Co. IL, with family to St.Clair Co. IL ca 1850, to Henry Co. MO in 1865, from 1883 "History of Henry & St.Clair Cos. MO" by Natnl. Hist. Co.)
Pg.367, #558, Alexander SHARP 43 IL carpenter $2500
                  Sarah Ann 26 IL
                  John D. 18 IL carpenter $0
                  Thomas J. 14 IL
                  Mary F. FRENCH 11 IL
                  Cyrus A. SHARP 9, Alexander A. 7 IL
                  Anthony W. 5, Andrew J. 3 IL
                  Joseph SNYDER 23 FRance wheelright $0
                  John K. SOUTERN 23 FRance blacksmith $0
                  Herman GEHRS 26 GERMany blacksmith $0
                  William DUNCAN 19 (blank) farmer $0
 

1860 Clinton Co. IL Census
P.O. Carlyle
Pg.702, #506-521, Wm. SAVAGE 28 IL farmer $2200-$400
                  Mary 28 OH
                  Franklin 6, Thomas 4, Salina 2 IL
                  Thomas DUNCAN 16 IL laborer
                  John ROTE 24 GERM laborer
Pg.729, #696-711, Wm. DUNCAN 30 TN farmer $2500-$700
                  Sophrona 26 IL
                  Amanda 7 IL
                  Joseph SMITH 4 IL
                  Jesse DUNCAN 20 IL laborer
                  (MAD: William Duncan family in 1870 Fayette Co. IL census; ? Jesse Duncan in 1870 Wayne Co. IL census)
Pg.884, #1829-1863, Mathew WILLIAMS 39 TN farmer $1000-$400
                  Melissa 28 IL
                  Lizzie OUTHOUSE (f) 17 IL
                  Sarah DUNCAN 9 IL
                  John 1 IL
                  Nelson WELLS 45 AR
Pg.884, #1830-1864, Elias DUNCAN 30 IL farmer $2000-$300
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 65 SC
                  Richard EASTERS 40 IL
                  Susan TRAYLOR 16 IL
                  Jesse POWER 29 IL (blank) $2500-$0
Pg.894, #1893-1932, James HICKLIN 38 IL hotel keeper $1000-$500
                  Mary 36 VA
                  6 railroad hands
                  Eliza HOSANG 23 IL
                  Livia DUNCAN (f) 10 IL
                  Alvin HUEY (m) 1 IL
Pg.896, #1907-1946, M. DUNCAN (m) 32 IL grocery business $3000-$200
                  Minna (f) 18 IL
                  Anjaline (f) 8 IL
                  Elizabeth 4, John 1 IL
 

1870 Clinton Co. IL Census
Twp.1N R5W Carlyle P.O.
Pg.374, #127-132, CARPENTER, Simon 33 KY farm laborer $7200-$600
                  Eliz. (f) 45 IL manages farm
                  Riley (m) 20 IL (blank)
                  Sidney (m) 15 IL (blank)
                  Richard 13 IL
                  Melissa A. 11 IL
                  DUNCAN, Nathaniel 33 IL farm laborer
Twp.1S R5W, P.O. New Memphis
Pg.386, #51-54, DUNCAN, Elias 35 IL farmer $250-$0, father of foreign birth
                  JONES, John 33 MO farmer $0-$500, father of foreign birth
                  Malinda 30 MO house keeper
                  James W. 7, Nancy Jane 4 IL
                  (MAD: Elias indexed as Alias)
Pg.389, #88-93, WILLIAMS, M.B. (m) 46 TN farmer $2400-$400
                  Melissa 36 IL house keeper
                  DUNCAN, John 11 IL
                  FARRINGTON, John 64 ENG machinist, parents of foreign birth
Pg.389, #89-94, BORN, John 36 PRUSSIA farmer $2880-$600, parents of foreign birth
                  Eliza 25 IL house keeper
                  Nany J. (f) IL, father of foreign birth
                  John N. 4 IL, father of foreign birth
                  Sarah E. 1 IL, father of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Elias 13 IL
                  VIRGUS, A.J. (m) 11 IL
 

1880 Clinton Co. IL Census
St.Rose, Pg.19, SD 7, ED 77
Pg.422C, #147-148, HAHN, William J. 33 BAV widowed farming BAV BAV
                  Charles A. 7 IL son BAV IL
                  Cora 5 IL dau. BAV IL
                  William M. 4 IL son BAV IL
                  Lilly 1 IL dau. BAV IL
                  DUNCAN, Martha J. 53 KY widowed, servant, keeping house, -- -- (blank birthplaces for parents)
                  POLK, Louis P. (m) 24 IL single servant laborer VA KY
                  DUNCAN, Ella 15 IL single servant servant IL KY
                  (MAD: General J. Duncan mar. Mrs. Martha J. Polk 12/22/1860 Marion Co. IL; he in Civil War, to CA mid 1870's & never heard from again, she & dau. to Benton Co. AR 1883 per Debra Schulte 5/1992)
Looking Glass, pg.19, SD 7, ED 87 (this township only used one household #)
Pg.565C, ----#148, DUNCAN, Thomas 36 IL mar. farmer IN IN
                  Lucetta M. 26 IL wife keeping house IN IN
                  William R. 12 IL son at school IL IL
Looking Glass, pg.20, SD 7, ED 87
Pg.565D, ----#151, WILLIAMS, M.B. (m) 56 TN mar. tavern keeper TN TN
                  Lizzie 46 IL wife keeping house KY IL
                  ROSEBERRY, Jno. 6 IL adopted son MO MO
                  VIRGIN, Adeline 12 IL adopted dau. IL IL
                  WALLER, Anna 18 IL (blank) servant girl IL IL
                  DUNCAN, John 21 IL (blank) farming IL IL
Looking Glass, pg.21, SD 7, ED 87
Pg.566A, ----#164, DUNCAN, Meredith 50 IL widowed hotel keeper KY KY
                  Lizzie 24 IL dau. single keeping house IL IL
Brookside, pgs.14-15, SD 7, ED 91
Pg.607B-608C, #133-134, DUNCAN, William 44 IL (white) mar. farm laborer -- -- (blank birthplaces for parents)
                  Martha A. 37 TN wife washer woman -- --
                  Emiline 16 IL dau. IL TN
                  Sarah F. 13 IL dau. at home IL TN
                  Milly B. 10 IL dau. at home IL TN
                  Benjamin F. 7 IL son at home IL TN
                  Minnie A. 5 IL dau. at home IL TN
Brookside, pgs.16-17, SD 7, ED 91
Pg.608D-609A, #151-152, DUNCAN, Nathaniel 35 IL mar. farm laborer TN TN
                  Fanny 31 IL wife keeping house OH KY
                  Minnie A. 10 IL dau. IL IL
                  Ida 7 IL dau. IL IL
                  Dollie (f) 2 IL dau. IL IL
                  McNAMEE, Louisa 58 KY widow mother-in-law NY VA
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Clinton Co. IL Marriages 1825-1856 (FHL film 1,007,040)
      Marriage Book 1, 1825-1848, Direct index and indirect index; only copied brides for book 1 (Index to "Register Book 1"; could not find actual "Register" book on film)
      Pg.22, T.J. Duncan to Elisa Wiley
      Pg.69, Nathan Duncan to Bell Richardson
      Pg.73, John Duncan to Matilda Ward
      Pg.87, J.S. Duncan to Minni S. O'Harnell
      Pg.35, Lizzie Duncan to T. Rucker
      Pg.68, Minnie Duncan to W.W. Gillespie
      Pg.180, Emma Duncan to N.W. Boles
      Record Book 1, 1825-1856 (Minister's Returns; from page by page?)
      Pg.10: 26 April 1828, Marada Outhouse to Susan Duncan, Clinton Co., of lawful age; married by James Outhouse JP and cert. filed 10 May 1828. (MAD: one Peter Outhouse, b.1757, d. 8/1/1834, bur. Clinton Co. IL, mar. second Mrs. Nancy Duncan, transferred from Oldham Co. KY to Clinton Co. IL in 1828 according to his Pension S46400 from MD, from pg.177, "Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in IL" by IL State Gen. Society)
      Pg.25: (no license date) James Cambell to Miss L. Duncan, parties of lawful age, married by John Johnson JP on 13 Jan. 1831.
      Pg.76: Jan. 23, 1840, Thomas Jones to Eliza Duncan, consent, married by Wm. Johnson JP on 30 Jan. 1840.
      Pg.98: Aug. 22, 1842, Nimrod Cawrey to Huldy Duncan, lawful age, married by W. Johnson JP on 23 Aug. 1842.
      Pg.120: Lic. 22 Jan. 1845, James Philbin to Anny Duncan, both of lawful age, by Jophar? Call, acting JP, 22 Jan. 1845.
      Pg.132: Oct. 1, 1846, Jackson Duncan to Levina Orton, both lawful age, married by Thomas Jones JP, 2 Oct. 1846.
      Pg.158: Lic. 20 July 1847, William Duncan to Sarah Williams, lawful age, mar. by P. Powers JP on 20 July 1847.
      (MAD: according to other sources, David Holly mar. Susan Duncan 4/24/1848, book 2, pg.1)
      Marriages 1857-1872, Vol. 1 (FHL film 1,007,041) - no correlation to index above.
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Clinton Co. IL Probate Records (SLC 6/19/2008)
      Vol.A-C 1825-1839 (FHL film 1,009,009 item 2-4); D-E 1839-1847 (FHL film 1,004,656), F 1847-1849 (FHL film 1,004,658), G 1849-1852 (FHL film 1,004,659)
      Vol.A, no Duncan; Vol.B, no Duncan; Vol.C, no index, Vol.D, no index; quit
 

Clinton Co. IL Index to Probate Court Files 1825-1968 (FHL film 1,009,009 item 1; SLC 6/19/2008; MAD: Box 157, 167 not found on film)
      Decd, Admin, Admin. Box #
      Duncan, Wm.; T.B. Savage, #167
      Duncan, John; Jas. Duncan, #167
      Duncan, A.J.; M. Outhouse, #157
      Duncan, Roseanna; T.B. Savage exec., #157
      Duncan, Andeville; T.B. Savage, #157
      Duncan, John; Jas. Anderson, #157
      Duncan, Jefferson; M. Outhouse, #157
      Duncan, Robert G.; Flossie Terry Exec., #221
      Duncan, Robert G.; Inheritance tax, #230
      Duncan, Joseph B.; open, 68-P-78 Term 8-21-73, John J. Duncan exec, P-5
 

LAND RECORDS

Clinton Co. IL Deed Index (direct & indirect, FHL film 1,007,044; SLC 2/27/1992 and 6/19/2008)
      Index to the entry book & page where the abstract of the deed is entered; Copied Vol. A only; copied indirect index only for Vol. B 1853-59 and part of C; later not copied.
      A-122: J. Duncan from F. Henry
      A-164: W. Duncan from J.S. Evans
      A-204: J.M. Duncan to J.D. Morrison
      A-216: N. Duncan from R. Eastis
      A-216: N. Duncan from J. Eastis
      A-238: J. Duncan to J. Clabaugh
      A-240: A.J. Duncan to D.S. Osborne (MAD: according to the IL Public Domain Land Sales website, Andrew J. Duncan of Clinton Co. IL purchased public domain land in Washington Co. IL in 1839)
      A-246: W. Duncan to T. Traylor, T. Jones
      A-288: W. Duncan to J. Traylor
      A-312: A.J. Duncan to D.S. Osborn
      A-316: J. Duncan from M. Outhouse
      A-346: N. Duncan to T. Bennet
      A-378: E. (C?.) Duncan from J.L. Williams
      A-428: J. Duncan from J.C. Eisenmeyer
      A-432: N. Duncan to P. Power
      A-486: J. Duncan to M. Detrir
      A-496: J. Duncan to S. Frankes
      A-496: J. Duncan from A. Livsey
      A-518: N. Duncan to H. Meschers
      A-532: J. Duncan from A.H. Johnson
      A-544: J. Duncan from J. Duncan
      A-560: J. Duncan to P. Graff
      A-574: J. Duncan to S. Trankley
      A-592: W. Duncan to F.W. Emerson
      A-596: J. Duncan from A.J. Duncan
      A-598: J. Duncan from J. Wakefield
      A-602: J. Duncan to M. Outhouse
      A-602: E. Duncan from W. Duncan
      B-2: M. Duncan from E. Duncan
      B-3: M. Duncan from J. Pfisterer
      B-23: M. Duncan from R.F. Norman
      B-79: E. Duncan from P. Lamdin
      B-87: J. Duncan from A. White et al
      B-107: E. Duncan from J. Kesner, G. Weddle, H. Clark
      B-123: E. Duncan from T/F. Bennett
      B-123: W. Duncan from R. Rutz
      B-183: E. Duncan from G. Waddill
      C-2: M. Duncan from J. Jones
      C-6 (2 items): E. Duncan from Sheriff
      C-6: W. Duncan from W.A. Walker & M.J. Kennedy
      C-14: E. Duncan from J. Anderson in trust
      C-37: E. Duncan from A. Lucker adm.
      C-53: W. Duncan from A. Williamson et al, D. Kennedy
 

Clinton Co. IL Entry Books; Abstracts of Instruments Recd. for Record. (SLC 6/19/2008)
      Original order of each item was Entry Book page, grantor/grantee or reverse, filed & instrument dates, land description, deed book & page.
      Order below (by MAD) gives deed book and page first, then Entry book page, etc.
      Entry Book A, 1818-1853 (FHL film 1,009,003 item 1)
      D-62: A-122, J. Duncan from F. Hervey, 1837 Mar. 30, 1837 Mar. 30, W 1/2 NE and NE NW Sec.25-2-3
      E-28: A-164, W. Duncan from J.S. Evans, 1839 June 10, 1839 June 11, SE NE 22-1-5 40a
      E-478: A-204, Q.C., J.M. Duncan to J.D. Morrison, 1841 Feb 1, 1 Mar. 1837
      F-143: A-216, J. Eastes to Nat Duncan, 1841 Sept. 6, 1841 June 14, E 1/2 SW 1/4 2-1-5S 80a and NE SW 34-1-N5 40a & 5a SW 34-1-N5 40a, F-143
      F-144: A-216, N. Duncan from R. Eastis, 1841 Sept. 6, 1841 June 14, NE SW 34-1-5? 200a
      F-348: A-238, J. Duncan to J. Clabaugh, 1842 July 12, 26 Nov. 1841, W 1/2 NE N6? NW 25-2-3 80a and NE NW 25-2-3, F-348
      F-371: A-240, Mtg; A.J. Duncan to D.L. Osborn, 1842 July 31, 1842 Aug. 20, that part fractional qr on W side Kaskaskia River, 2-1-5 7.8a mtg, F-371
      F-432: A-246, W. Duncan to T. Traylor, 1842 Dec 15?, 6 Oct. 1842, F-432, see deed
      F-433: A-246, W. Duncan to T. Jones, 1842 Dec 15?, 10 Dec. 1842, by SW corner of SE NE 22-1-3, 3a, F-432
      G-92: A-288, W. Duncan to J. Traylor, 1844 Nov. 4, 2 Nov. 1844, NW NW 35-1-5 40a
      G-206: A-312, A.J. Duncan to D.S. Osborn, 1846 Jan. 13, 5 Jan. 1846, NE frl. 1/4 2-1-S5 78+?a
      G-220: A-316, M. Outhouse to J. Duncan, 1846 Feb. 5, 17 Oct. 1844, SE NW 2-1-5S and SW SW 17-1-N5, 77-80/100a, G-220
      G-351: A-346, N. Duncan to T. Bennet, 1847 Apl. 22, 31 Dec. 1845, NE SW 34-1-N5 40a and SW SW 34-1-N5 40a, G-351
      G-498: A-378, E. Duncan from J.L. Williams, 1848 May 20, 4 Oct. 1847, NW NW 10-3-2 40a
      H-235: A-428, J.C. Eisenmeyer to J. Duncan, 1850 Apl. 9, 1 Apl. 1850, NE SW 34-1-5 40a and SW SW 34-1-5 40a, H-235
      H-261: A-432, N. Duncan to P. Power, 1850 May 13, 30 Apl. 1850, part of E 1/2 SE 26-2-5 59a and NE SW 25-2-5 40a and S 1/2 SE NW 25-2-5 20a, H-261
      H-556: A-486, J. Duncan to M. Detric, 1851 Oct. 20, 11 Mar 1851, beg. NW corner E 1/2 SE 27-1-5 20a, H-556
      I-8: A-496, A. Livsey to J. Duncan, 1852 Jan. 28, 6 Nov. 1847, E 1/2 SW 29-1-5 80a and undivided W 1/2 SE 26-1-5 80a, I-8
      I-12: A-496, J. Duncan to S. Frankle, 1852 Feb. 2, 27 Nov. 51, E 1/2 SW 1/4 27(29?)-1-5 80a and SE SW 26-1-5 40a, I-12
      I-134: A-518, N. Duncan to H. Meschers, 1852 May 19, 29 Mar. 1852, NW SW 2-1-5 40a
      I-203: A-532, A.H. Johnson to J. Duncan, 1852 Aug.26, 15 Dec. 1851, W 1/2 NW 1/4 12-1-5 and NE NW 12-1-5, I-203
      I-278: A-544, J. Duncan to J. Duncan, 1852 Nov. 11, 7 Sept. 1851, 60 acres off E 1/2 SE 1/4 27-1-5 60a, I-278
      I-367: A-560, J. Duncan to P. Graff, 1853 Feb. 19, 20 Jan. 1853, E 1/2 NE SE 27-1-5 20a
      I-467: A-574, J. Duncan to S. Frankley (Trankley?), 1853 May 8, 24 March 1853, SE NW 2-1-5S and SW SW 27-1-5N 77.80a, I-467
      I-572: A-592, W. Duncan to F.W. Emerson, 1853 July 18, 15 Feb. 1853, NW SW 34-2-3 40a
      I-598: A-596, J. Duncan from A.J. Duncan, 1853 Aug. 6, 8 Jan. 1853, E 1/2 SE 28-1-5 80a
      J-9: A-598, J. Duncan from J. Wakefield, 1853 Aug. 6, 8 Jan. 1853, E 1/2 SE 28-1-5 80a
      J-32: A-602, J. Duncan to M. Outhouse, 1853 Aug. 26, 28 Jan. 1853, N 1/2 E 1/2 SE 28-1-5 40a
      J-33: A-602, E. Duncan from W. Duncan, (blank), mortgage satisfied
      Book B, 1853-1859 (FHL film 1,009,003 item 2; SLC 6/19/2008 & 6/20/2008)
      J-76: B-2, M. Duncan from E. Duncan, 1853 Oct. 18, 8 July 1852, SE SW 15-1-5 40a
      J-76&77: B-3, M. Duncan from J. Pfisterer, 1853 Oct. 18, 15 Oct. 1853, SW SW 15-1-5 40a
      J-319: B-23, M. Duncan from R.F. Norman, 1854 March 28, 18 Nov. 1853, part of S 1/2 NW 1/4 1/2acre Sec.18 T1 R5, J-319
      K-466: B-79, J. Duncan to J.W. Norman, 1855 Oct 1, 20 Aug. 1855, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.12 T1 R5 80a, K-466
      K-469: B-79, J. Duncan from J. Landin, mortgage satisfied, K-469
      K-606: B-87, J. Duncan from A. White et al, 1856 Jan. 18, 16 Jan. 1856, agreement, K-606
      L-178: B-107, E. Duncan from J. Kesner, 1856 June 7, 28 Feb. 1853, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.4 T3 R2 80a and SW SW and W 1/2 NW SW Sec.3 T3 R2 60a, L-178
      L-184: B-107, E. Duncan from G. Weddle, 1856 June 7, 13 June 1854, N 1/2 NW SE Sec.13 T3 R2 20a, L-184
      L-186: B-107, E. Duncan from H. Clark, 1856 June 7, 2 Jan. 1856, SE SW Sec.3 T3 R2 40a, L-186
      L-477: B-123, E. Duncan from T. Bennett, 1856 Dec. 9, 17 Dec. 1855, NE SW 34-1-5 40a
      L-478: B-123, W. Duncan from R. Rutz, 1856 Dec. 9, 22 Nov. 1856, E 1/2 S 1/2 NE NW 16-1-S5 10a
      M-626: B-183, E. Duncan from G. Waddell, 1858 Feb. 19, 4 Feb. 1858, S 1/2 NW SE 13-3-2 30a
      Book C, 1859-1865 (FHL film 1,009,004 item 1; SLC 6/19/2008 & 6/20/2008)
      O-285: C-2, M. Duncan from J. Jones, 1859 June 6, 14 Apl. 1859, NE NW 3-1-S5 37a
      O-362: C-6, E. Duncan from Sheriff, 1859 July 18, 18 July 1859, Keysport 83 in 11 and SE SW 3-3-2 40a, Sh.deed O-362
      O-362: C-6, E. Duncan from Sheriff, 1859 July 18, 18 July 1859, S pt W 1/2 NE 2-3-2 2a and pt NW SE 2-3-2 4a, Sh.deed O-362
      O-368: C-6, W.A. Walker to W. Duncan, 1859 July 18, 12 Nov. 1859, SW NE 27-1-3 40a, O-368
      O-369: C-6, M.J. Kennedy to W. Duncan, 1859 July 18, 19 Oct. 1857, SE NW 17-1-3 40a & NE NW 17-1-3 40a, O-369
      O-487: C-14, E. Duncan from J. Anderson in trust, 1859 Oct. 21, 14 July 1859, SE 4-3-2, NW NW 10-3-2, SW NW 11-3-2, SW SW 3-3-2, SE SW 3-3-2, NE NE 9-3-2, NW SE 13-3-2, NW SE 13-3-2, W 1/2 NW SW 3-3-2, release, 420 acres T.deed, O-487
      P-197: C-37, E. Duncan from A. Tucker adm., 1860 Apr. 2, 2 Apr. 1860, Keysport, S 1/a? NW 36-4-2 & 70 & 70 in 9, NW SE 36-4-2, trust deed, P-197
      P-449: C-53, W. Duncan from A. Williamson Senr. et al, 1860 Apr. 3, 16 Oct. 1857, NE NW 17-1-3 40a, P-449
      P-450: C-53, W. Duncan from A. Williamson Senr. et al, 1860 Apr. 3, 16 Oct. 1857, SE NW 17-1-3 40a, P-450
      P-452: C-53, W. Duncan from D. Kennedy, 1860 Apr. 3, 17 Sept. 1858, E 1/2 NW NE 27-1-3 20a, P-452
      Quit
 

Clinton Co. IL Deeds (SLC 6/19/2008 & 6/20/2008)
      D-62: 30 March 1837, Franklin Hervey and wife Catharine of Carlyle, Clinton Co. IL, to James Duncan of Madison Co. IL, $575, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.2N Range 3W, 80 acres. Wit. J. Bradley, JP. (FHL film 1,007,046)
      E-28: 10 June 1839, John S. Evans of Clinton Co. IL to William Duncan of same, $125, SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.22 Twp.1N Range 5W. Wit. William Johnson Junr. JP, Margaret (X) Johnson. (FHL film 1,007,046)
      E-478: 1 March 1837, James M. Duncan and wife Margaret F. of Fayette Co. IL to James D. Morrison of Randolph Co. IL, $40, quit claim to said James Donaldson Morrison the E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.2N Range 2W. Wit. F. Fireman, Jas. W. Berry. (FHL film 1,007,046)
      F-143: 14 June 1841, Jehu (X) Estes and wife Susanah (X) to Nathaniel Duncan, $600, 3 tracts, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.2 Twp.1S Range 5W, 80 acres, and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres, and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.1N Range 5W (acres not given). Wit. W.J. Ron?, M. Cling. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      F-144: 14 June 1841, Richard (X) Eastes, Georges (X) Eastes, James Taylor and wife Emely (X) to Nathaniel Duncan, $5, quit claim, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. Wit. W.C. Long?, W.J. Ras?. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      F-348: 26 Nov. 1841, James Duncan of Madison Co. IL to John Clabaugh Jn. of Carlyle, Clinton Co. IL, $600, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.2N Range 3W, 80 acres, sold by Franklin Henry to James Duncan 30 March 1837, also NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.2N Range 3W, 40 acres, entered by [said] Henry. Wit. J.T?. Madley. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      F-371: 3 Aug. 1842, Andrew J. (X) Duncan of Madison Co. IL to Daniel Osborn of St.Claire Co. IL, $342, tract in Clinton Co., that part of NE frac. 1/4 on W side of Kaskaskia River of Sec.2 Twp.1S Range 5W, 78.13 acres; if Duncan pays $342, this deed is void. Wit. Thos. Williams JP, James J. Preston. (MAD: mortgage) (FHL film 1,007,047)
      F-432: 6 Oct. 1842, William (X) Duncan and wife Rosa (X) (/s/ Rosey (X)) of Clinton Co. IL to Thomas Trayler, $100, (blank land description). Wit. W.C. Long, A.J. Traylor. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      F-433: 9 Dec. 1842, William (X) Duncan and wife Rosa (X) of Clinton Co. IL to Thomas Jones of Clinton Co., $100, 3 acres in SW corner of SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.22 Twp.1N Range 5W. Wit. W.C. Long, A.J. Traylor. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      G-92: 2 Nov. 1844, William (X) Duncan and wife Rosey (X) of Clinton Co. IL to James Traylor, $100, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      G-206: 5 Jan. 1846, Andrew Jackson (X) Duncan and wife Mary (X) of Clinton Co. IL to Daniel S. Osborn of St.Clair Co. IL, $400, NE frac. 1/4 Sec.2 W.side of Kaskaskia River, Twp.1S, Range 5W. Wit. F.H. Carpenter, C. Cunningham. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      G-220: 17 Oct. 1844, Meradith Outhouse and wife Susan (X) of Clinton Co. IL to Jefferson Duncan of St.Clair Co. IL, $535, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.2 Twp.1S Range 5W and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.1N Range 5W in all 77.80 acres. Wit. Jacob Jones. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      G-351: 31 Dec. 1845, Nathaniel (X) Duncan and wife Mary R. (X) Duncan of Clinton Co. IL to Thomas Bennett of same, $150, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres, and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. Wit. Thomas Jones. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      G-498: 4 Oct. 1847, James L. Williams of Sauk Co. WI to Elisha Duncan of Clinton Co. IL, $150, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.3N Range 3W, 40 acres. Wit. James Russell. (FHL film 1,007,047)
      H-235: 1 April 1850, George C. Eisenmeyer and wife Margaretha to John Duncan, all Clinton Co. IL, $175, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres, and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. (both signed). Wit. Jessa Jones. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      H-261: 30 April 1850, Nathaniel Duncan and wife Mary R. (X) to Penninging Power, all Clinton Co. IL, $600, part of E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.2N Range 5W, near NE corner, 59 acres, and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.2N Range 5W, 40 acres, and S 1/2 SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.2N Range 5W, 20 acres. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      H-556: 1 Jan. 1851, "James" Duncan to Michael Detrick, both Clinton Co. IL, $100, in NW corner E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.1N Range 5W, 20 acres. /s/ "Thomas" (X) Duncan. Wit. George C. Eisenmeyer, Jesse Jones JP for signature of "James" Duncan. (FHL film 1,007,048) (MAD: indexed "J." Duncan)
      I-8: 5 Nov. 1847, Adam Livsay and wife Phally (/s/ Livsey) to James Duncan, all Clinton Co. IL, $825, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.1N Range 5, 80 acres, and undivided lot or tract being W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.1N Range 5W. Wit. Thomas Jones. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      I-12: 27 Nov. 1851, James (X) Duncan to Sebastian Frankle, both Clinton Co. IL, $600, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.1N Range 5W, 80 acres, and SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. Wit. George C. Eysenmeyer. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      I-134: 24 March 1851, Nathaniel (X) Duncan and wife Mary R. (X) of Caldwell Co. MO to John Henry Merscher of Clinton Co. IL, $200, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.2 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. Wit. Humphrey Beckett JP, Caldwell Co. MO. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      I-203: 14 Dec. 1851, Alex H. Johnson and wife Cynthia Ann to Jackson Duncan, all Clinton Co. IL, $131.25, 2 lots, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.1N Range 5W and NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.1N Range 5W. Wit. J.P. Johnson, S. McDonald. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      I-278: 27 Sept. 1851, James (X) Duncan to John Duncan, both Clinton Co. IL, $150, 60 acres off E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.1N Range 5W. Wit. Jesse Jones JP. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      I-367: 20 Jan. 1853, John (X) Duncan and wife Nancy (X) of Clinton Co. IL to Philip Grassa of St.Clair Co. IL, $132.50, E 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.1N Range 5W, 20 acres. Wit. George Bishop. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      I-467: 24 March 1853, Jefferson Duncan and wife Cerena (X) to Sebastian Frankley, all Clinton Co. IL, $550, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.2 Twp.1S Range 5W and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.1N Range 5W, in all 77.80 acres. Wit. George C. Eisenmayer JP. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      I-572: 15 Feb. 1853, William Duncan and wife Saphronia of Clinton Co. IL to Franklin Webster Emerson of St.Louis Co. MO, $70, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.2N Range 3W. Wit. Zachr. Madox JP, H.H. Walker Jr. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      I-598: 28 March 1853, Andrew J. Duncan and wife Elizabeth to Jefferson Duncan, all Clinton Co. IL, $375, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. Both signed. No wit. R.F. Norman JP. (FHL film 1,007,048)
      J-9: 28 Jan. 1853, Joel Wakefield and wife Malinda of St.Clair Co. IL to John Duncan of Clinton Co. IL, $150, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.1N Range 5W, 80 acres. (FHL film 1,007,049)
      J-32: 28 Jan. 1853, John (X) Duncan and wife Nancy (X) of Clinton Co. IL to "Mitchael" Outhouse and Susan Outhouse of same, $125, N 1/2 E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. (FHL film 1,007,049)
      J-33: 23 Aug. 1853, William Duncan of Clinton Co. IL to secure payment of money and for $60 paid by Elizabeth Duncan of same, sorrel mare 9 years old. Wit. F. Forbly, John W. Norman. (FHL film 1,007,049)
      J-76: 8 July 1852, Elias (X) Duncan to Meredith Duncan, both Clinton Co. IL, $50, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. Wit. Jesse Jones JP. (FHL film 1,007,049)
      J-76: 15 Oct. 1853, Meredith Duncan and wife Mary Adeline (X) of Clinton Co. IL to Joseph Pfisterer of same, $400, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres. (FHL film 1,007,049)
      J-77: 5 Oct. 1853, Joseph Pfisterer and wife Zozilia of Clinton Co. IL to Meredith Duncan of same, $250, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.1N Range 5W, 40 acres, mortgage. Satisfied June 3, 1856. (MAD: names as best I could read them) (FHL film 1,007,049)
      J-320: 18 Nov. 1853, R.F. Norman to Meredith Duncan, both Clinton Co. IL, $175, part of S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.1N Range 5W, near E line, county road from Belleville to Hanaver, being 1/2 acre. (FHL film 1,007,049)
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COURT RECORDS

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MILITARY RECORDS

JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3126 (FHL film 970,864; claim denied because service was against Indians instead of in Rev. War)
      Applied 5 March 1833, age ca 70, in Franklin Co. IL; b. Culpeper Co. VA ca 1763; once a record of age but father was killed by Indians in 1772-3 and sister took bible which has been destroyed; father to Washington Co. VA 1771/2, killed about 12 months later, whole neighborhood forted at his father's residence Duncan fort; mother remarried and moved to KY 1780 just before Battle of Blue Lick; guarded forts 2 months; moved to TN 2 years later for short time, then back to KY; substitute for Wm. Mannyfield under Gen. Clark against Indians; served 2 months as guard on Red River in TN; served under Capt. John Rains and Thomas Johnson against Indians; drafted 2 months as spy near Palmyra on Cumberland River, served 40 days and hired his brother to serve 20 days as substitute; more service in Indian wars; witnesses Rev. Dempsey Odum and Thomas M. Dorris JP of Franklin Co.
      Declaration of Lydia Duncan, age 70, in Williamson Co. IL on 7 Sept. 1841; family record burned in their home years ago; Lydia m. John Duncan on 10 March 1786 in Robertson Co. TN by Rev. John Grammer by bans and without license; John d. 31 Dec. 1834 in Franklin Co. IL now Williamson Co.; affidavit by William Spiller Sr., age 72, of Williamson Co. IL who was present at the wedding; Lydia resided in Franklin now Williamson Co. over 20 years. F.F. (Frederick) Duncan a County Commissioner of Williamson Co., acquainted with Lydia Duncan, 7 Sept. 1841; statement by Thomas J. Duncan 20 July 1854 in Williamson Co. IL to prosecute claim of Lydia in which he is directly interested.
      MAD: Rev. War pensioner John Duncan said to have settled in the southwest part of Clinton Co. IL, died in 1842 on the farm where he settled; from "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in IL" by Mrs. Harriet J. Walker, 1917 (CA State Library book 923.5 W17) and "Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in IL" by IL State Gen. Soc. 1976; and "IL Pensioners, List of the Revolution, 1812 & Indian Wars" by Homer A. Walker.
      Click here for more from the pension application file.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Bond Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/13/2013)
      I-493/494: 9 April 1850, Abraham Duncan of Bond Co. IL to Elisha Duncan of Clinton Co. IL, for $135 paid, sell tract of land in Bond Co. IL, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.34N Range 2W of 3rd Principal Meridian containing 40 acres, and E 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.34N Range 2W of 3rd principal meridian, containing 20 acres, making in all 60 acres, all Twp.4N Range 2W in Bond Co. IL, with appurtenances, provided that if Abraham Duncan shall before 25 Dec. 1851 pay to said Elisha Duncan a note of hand of equal date for afsd sum of $135 executed by said Abraham Duncan and payable to said Elisha Duncan, this obligation to be void. /s/ Abraham Duncan, Eliza (X) Duncan. Wit. G.W. Kesner. Ack. 9 April 1850 before N. Kershner, J.P. Bond Co. IL. Recorded April 17, 1850. (FHL film 1,315,970)
      O-513: 27 Oct. 1854, Robert Duncan of Bond Co. IL to John Duncan of Clinton Co. state afsd, for $500 paid, sell tracts of land in Bond Co. IL, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.4N Range 2W of 3rd principal meridian containing 80 acres and S 1/2 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.35 same Twp. & Range containing 20 acres, making in all 100 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Robert (X) Duncan. Ack. 27 Oct. 1854 before Fountain R. McDonald, J.P., Bond Co. IL. Recorded Feb. 12, 1855. (FHL film 1,315,975)
      R-226/227: 9 April 1857, Riley Duncan of Bond Co. IL to Elisha Duncan of Clinton Co. IL, for $800 paid, sell tracts or pieces of land in Bond Co. IL, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.34 and N 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.36, all Twp.4N Range 2W of the third principal meridian, making altogether 100 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Riley Duncan. Wit. F.R. McDonald. Ack. 9 April 1857 before Fountain R. McDonald, J.P., Bond Co. IL. Recorded April 30, 1857. (FHL film 1,315,976)
      (MAD: Book S is preprinted pages, with blanks filled in for names, land descriptions, and dates)
      S-315: 21 Feb. 1859, Elisha Duncan and Mary W. Duncan of Clinton Co. IL to Samuel Colcord of Bond Co. state afsd, for $1600 paid, sell land in Bond Co. IL, NE 1/4 Sec.16, Twp.4N Range 2W, containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Elisha Duncan, Mary W. Duncan. They ack. 26 Feb. 1859 before Fountain R. McDonald, J.P., Bond Co. IL. Recorded 29 March 1857. (FHL film 1,315,977; years as written)
      S-316: 21 Feb. 1859, Elisha Duncan and Mary W. Duncan of Clinton Co. IL to Samuel Colcord of Bond Co. IL, for $800, sell parcel of land in Bond Co. IL, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.16 Twp.4 Range 2W of third principal meridian, containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Elisha Duncan, Mary W. Duncan. Ack. 21 Feb. 1859 before Fountain R. McDonald, J.P., Bond Co. IL. Recorded 29 March 1859. (FHL film 1,315,977)
      S-317: 21 Feb. 1859, Elisha Duncan and Mary W. Duncan of Clinton Co. IL to Samuel Colcord of Bond Co. IL, for $1600, sell parcel of land in Bond Co. IL, NW 1/4 Sec.16 Twp.4N Range 2W of third principal meridian, containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Elisha Duncan, Mary W. Duncan. Ack. 28 Feb. 1859 before Fountain R. McDonald, J.P., Bond Co. IL. Recorded 29 March 1859. (FHL film 1,315,977)
      T-385/386: 24 Nov. 1858, Elisha Duncan of Clinton Co. IL to Riley Duncan, for $1500 paid, sell parcels of land in Bond Co. IL, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.34, and N 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.36, all Twp.4N Range 2W of third principal meridian, making altogether 100 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Elisha Duncan, Mary W. Duncan. Ack. 24 Nov. 1858 by Elisha Duncan and Mary Worthy Duncan before Wm. T. Hankinson, J.P. of Clinton Co. IL. Cert. by Ch. H. Guithues, Clerk of Clinton Co. Court, for Wm. T. Hankinson. Recorded Dec. 2, 1858. (FHL film 1,315,977)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1881 "History of Marion and Clinton Counties, Illinois : with illustrations descriptive of the scenery, and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers" pub. by Brink, McDonough & Co. (FHL book 977.3 H2ma and film 928,184 item 5)
      No Malachi Ware biography indexed
      No OUTHOUSE biography; no Duncan biography
      Pg.290, Alma Twp, Marion Co.: Early Settlements: Letitia Duncan, who was a native of TN, came and stopped for a time previous to 1825 on Tennessee Prairie. Her husband was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in a hospital after the battle of New Orleans. She moved her family of ten children to this township, locating on Sec. 35, in 1833 or 1834. She died in 1846. One son, Gillem, is now living in Odin. (MAD: from Lincoln Co. TN)
            ... Rutherford, Gillem and James Duncan improved the first farms.
      Pg.293, Partial List of Patrons, Marion Co., City of Centralia: Duncan, John B., P.O. Centralia, Resid. Centralia, Constable, Nativity Marion Co. IL; Lucina Bundy, same, wife of J.R. Duncan, nativity Marion Co. IL.
      Pg.298, Partial List of Patrons, Clinton Co., City of Carlyle, 2N R2W: Wightman, James, P.O. Carlyle, Resid. Carlyle, Farmer and Stock Raiser, Nativity Chesterfield Co. VA; Amelia Duncan, same, wife of Jas. Wightman, nativity Shelby Co. KY.

1898 "Portrait and Biographical Record of Denver and Vicinity, CO" by Chapman Pub. Co. (from Bruce Chapin Duncan 3/1993; and CA State Library, Sutro Branch, San Francisco)
      Pg.461: ELISHA DUNCAN, decd, one of representative pioneers of CO, was very closely identified with founding of Weld and Boulder Cos. ... aided in establishment of schools and churches, construction of roads, instituting local law and order, ... The founder of this branch of the Duncan family in America was Col. James Duncan, who was a native of Scotland. Early in the 17th century he resigned his commission in the army and settled in VA. His son, John Duncan, was born in Scotland and with his parents took up his permanent residence in the Old Dominion. John married Miss Sarah Anderson, and their son Robert, born in 1795, was the father of the subject of this article. He became one of the first settlers in IL, his home being in Shelby Co. Besides cultivating a farm, he was interested in the Galena lead mines, in the northern part of the state and in Wisconsin. During the Black Hawk war he was one of the settlers who fought against the Indians, finally subduing them. He died Oct. 19, 1868, near Greenville, Bond Co. IL. His wife, Nancy, born in VA Jan. 26, 1805, was a dau. of Abraham and Mary (Whitley) Bateman and granddau. of Col. William Whitley, a native of England. Mrs. Nancy Duncan died Oct. 1, 1851, in IL. One of her sons, John, now of CA, came to CO in 1860. Another son, James, fought in the Mexican war.
            Elisha Duncan, the eldest of his father's family, was born near Greenville, Bond Co. IL, Sept. 13, 1822. ... started farming, later went to Clinton Co. IL. In 1850 he started for CA across the plains by ox teams and was nearly six months on the journey ... two years at Mud Springs [El Dorado Co. CA], then returned home by way of Isthmus of Panama and New York CIty, resumed agricultural pursuits in Prairie state. In 1860, to CO, where he and Alfred Tucker an old schoolmate engaged in constructing Golden Gate toll-road in Jefferson and Gilpin Cos. ... For part of the time he was also interested in mining in Boulder Co. at Gold Hill. In winter following, Mr. Duncan returned home, and the next spring his family accompanied him ... June 9, 1861, he arrived in Golden Gate with his family. ... Mrs. Mary Duncan, widow of our subject, became his wife Aug. 9, 1849, in Bond Co. IL; she bore the girlhood name of Mary W. Myatt, born in Pocohontas, Bond Co. IL, March 27, 1832. Her father, Judge Alexander Myatt, born in TN Feb. 9, 1802, of Welsh extraction; settled in IL at early date, county judge of Bond Co. for years; he died Sept. 4, 1861 at his home in Prairie state; his wife who was Miss Mary W. Chisenhall d. March 27, 1832; two of their sons, Edward Wesley and Wiley, fought in the Mexican War and of their entire family of 4 girls and 2 boys, only three survive.
            Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Duncan has lived in Boulder at No. 735 Pine St., though she still owns the old homestead and other property. Of the seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, Margaret J. and Robert A. reside in Boulder; John T. is superintendent of the Dewdrop Mining Co. at Ward; Mary W. is engaged in mercantile business at Camp Francis, Boulder Co. CO; Edward E. was farmer etc., died in Denver [Arapahoe Co.] 1896 at age 33 leaving one son Claude Irving and his wife Elcena Duncan dau. of Turner Wright; Guy D. lives in Boulder, and James Dell d. June 9, 1893, but 4 days after reaching his majority. At the time of this death a peculiar coincidence was noted by the father; the first corpse he could recall was that of his uncle James; his oldest dau. Margaret remembered the first corpse she saw was her uncle James; and his three grandchildren then beheld their uncle James as the first corpse they had seen. ....
      Pg.466: ROBERT A. DUNCAN, citizen of Boulder, but 5 years of age in 1860 when he crossed the plains with his parents and landed in CO; born in Carlyle, Clinton Co. IL, Aug. 14, 1855, next to oldest in family of 7 children. See sketch of his father Elisha Duncan for family history. ... In 1865 he located in Longmont, and in 1877 he went to Leadville. ... Several years ago Mr. Duncan erected his comfortable house at No. 430 Mapleton avenue, the first residence put up on this street. His marriage to Miss Myrtle Wright took place in Longmont in 1890; she was born in Weld Co. CO and is a dau. of Turner Wright, who was one of pioneers of this state and is now a resident of Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have three children, Ralph, Ella and Lawrence.

1883 "The History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, Missouri : containing a history of these counties, their cities, towns ... biographical sketches ... statistics ..." pub. by National Historical Co. (FHL book 977.84 H2hh and films 908,587 item 2 and 1,000,291 item 3; from Ernie Perry 10/1999)
      Also see the Internet website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mohenry/henryco.html
      and the biographies at:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mohenry/biography/bioD3.html
      Pg.512: James Duncan, member of the firm of Duncan & Blatt, liverymen, native of Clinton Co. IL where he was born July 22, 1837. When he was 13, the family removed to St. Clair Co. IL where he was reared to manhood. He has made the stock business his occupation through life, especially horse and mule trading. In the fall of 1865 he came to Henry Co. MO, farmed until 1876, when with E. Curtis he embarked in the livery business. ... [Varying partners] Nov. 1882 Mr. Blatt became associated with him.
 

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