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Last revised February 5, 2014

FAYETTE CO. IL
Formed 1821 from Bond, Wayne, Clark, Jefferson
Marion formed 1823 from Fayette, Jefferson
Clay formed 1824 from Wayne, Lawrence, Fayette
Clinton formed 1824 from Washington, Bond, Fayette, Crawford
Shelby formed 1827 from Fayette
Effingham formed 1831 from Fayette, Crawford
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830 Fayette Co. IL Census
Pg.232  Mathew Duncan         0213,811     - 0011,01
          (MAD: 1820 Jackson Co. IL census,
            1840 Shelby Co. IL census)
   234  James M. Duncan       0010,01      - 2300,2001
          (MAD: 1820 Jackson Co. IL census; lived Fayette Co. IL
            1821-1831, had public domain land in Effingham Co. IL
            and many other counties; mar. Margaret Sprigg 2/1/1820
            Randolph Co. IL)

1840 Fayette Co. IL Census
Eastern
Pg.173  Charles B. Duncan     0000,2       - 0000,1
          (MAD: son of Nimrod Duncan and Lucy Browning; mar.
            Elizabeth Mahon 11/7/1839; 1850 Marion Co. IL census)

1850 Fayette Co. IL Census
Pg.422, #518, Hale T. DUNCAN 40 KY farmer $200
                  Mary 27 TN
                  Betsey Ann 9 TN
                  Nancy 5, Sarah 3, Marilla M. 1 IL
                  (MAD: ?? 1860 Marion Co. IL, age 40, new family ??; Hale T. Duncan mar. Mary Howard 4/11/1844, consent of her mother Elizabeth Ross)
Pg.425, #565, Nimrod DUNCAN 31 KY farmer $250
                  Mary A. 18 IL
                  (MAD: not mar/in/year)
                  (MAD: Nimrod Duncan mar. Mary Ann Brown 8/20/1848 with consent of her father W.D. Brown)

1860 Fayette Co. IL Census
Richland Twp.
Pg.54, #355-361, Nimrod DUNCAN 39 KY (blank) $0-$250
                  Mary Ann 26 IL
                  Lucy Ann 8, Mary S. 6 IL
                  Geo. W. 4, Sarah F. 1 IL
                  James DUN 30 KY farming $600-$400
                  Margaret 25 KY
                  Mary "2" 10 IL

1870 Fayette Co. IL Census
Bear Grove Twp.
Pg.600, #83-88, CROUCH, J.W. (m) 36 IL farming $6000-$1000
                  Jane M. 33 IL keeping house
                  Wm. M. 14 IL at school
                  Sarah J. 12 IL at school
                  Martha L. 6 IL
                  Mary E. 3 IL
                  Thetta A. (f) 1 IL
                  Lisanna W. (f) 76 VA no occupation
                  DUNCAN, J. (m) 22 IL farm hand
                  (MAD: J. Duncan indexed as age 12 but age plainly written)
Pg.600, #86-91, DUNCAN, Wm. 40 TN farming $7000-$1200
                  Solphronia (f) 36 IL keeping house
                  Amanda 17 IL at school
                  Wm. 9, James 7, Dora 3 IL
                  Jesse (f) 6/12 IL b.Dec.
                  (MAD: 1860 Clinton Co. IL census; "Solphronia" as written)
Pg.600, #88-93, WILLIAMS, Wm. A. 26 MO farming renter $0-$200
                  Mary E. 22 TN keeping house
                  Joseph 2 IL
                  DUNCAN, Jos. D. 22 IL farm hand
                  (MAD: ??? Jas? D. - indexed Jos. D. but hard to tell)
Sharon Twp.
Pg.650, #24-24, DUNCAN, Wm. W. 30 OH physician $1000-$400, mar. in Sept.
                  Jennie S. 24 OH keeping house, mar. in Sept.
                  -not named (m) 1/12 IL b.July- (crossed out)
Wilberton Twp.
Pg.827, #186-186, DUNCAN, Nimrod (m) 52 KY farmer $0-$0 (white)
                  Mary 39 IL keeping house
                  Lucy 20, Mary 17, George 15, Sarah 12 IL
                  Elizabeth 10, Barba (f) 6, Nancy 3, Amanda 1 IL
 

LAND RECORDS

Original Land Entries, Fayette Co. IL, Wilberton Twp, Twp 5N Range 2E (from Lois Laird to Dorothy Franks to MAD 1990)
      LL: It is generally assumed that Nimrod Duncan died in Logan Co. KY before the Duncan family migrated to Fayette Co. IL because of Logan Co. KY Deed V-118 in 1837; however, land records in Fayette Co. IL show one Nimrod Duncan there as early as 1829; this may have been Nimrod Duncan Jr., but facts are not known at this time.
      Section 4
      1839, Sept. 26, Nimrod Duncan, NE NW 41.91 acres (LL: apparently Jr.)
      1837, Apr. 12?, Charles B. Duncan, NW 40 acres
      Section 5
      1849, June 19, Richard Day, SE 42.07 acres
      1849, March 1, Richard Day, SW 40 acres
      1837, April 13, Charles B. Duncan, E SE 80 acres
      1837, Feb. 3, Richard Day, W 80 acres
      Section 8
      1845, Feb. 17, Richard Day, NW 40 acres
      1848, Aug. 11, John B. Dunn, SW 40 acres
      1849, March 1, Richard Day, E, NW NW 120 acres
      1869, Nov. 30, Jos. W. Gelsinger & Nimrod Duncan, NE SW 40 acres (LL: has to be Jr.)
      1837, March 28, John B. Dunn, NE SE 40 acres
      1829, Aug. 25, Nimrod Duncan, SE 40 acres
      Section 17
      1848, Aug. 11, John B. Dunn, NW 40 acres
      1850, Feb. 1, Nimrod Duncan, SW 40 acres (LL: Jr.)
      1852, Aug. 10, Same (Nimrod Duncan), SE 40 acres
      1838, Sept. 15, John B. Dunn, E 80 acres
      1854, Jan. 20, John B. Dunn, SW 40 acres
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Adams Co. IL Deeds
      B-474/475: 24 June 1833, James M. Duncan and Margaret T. Duncan his wife of Fayette Co. IL to Jesse Bowles of Adams Co. state afsd, for $240 paid, sell their interest in a tract of land or lot of ground containing 120 acres in the tract appropriated for military bounties in said IL, being part of SE 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.1S Range 9W, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ J.M. Duncan, Margaret T. Duncan. Wit. Jas. W. Berry. They ack. deed 12 July 1833 before Jas. W. Berry, Clerk of Fayette Co. IL Circuit Court. No.1122, Filed Oct. 30, 1833. (FHL film 967,535)
 

Bond Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/13/2013)
      D-12: 27 Feb. 1835, James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL for $80 paid by John Tillson Jr. of Hillsboro, Montgomery Co. state afsd, release to said John Tillson Jr., land in Bond Co. state afsd, W 1/2 SE 34 4N 4W of 8th Md. containing 80 acres, SE 25 5N 4W of 3rd Md. containing 160 acres, forever. /s/ J.M. Duncan. Wit. L. Morton. Ack. 19 June 1835 before Jas. W. Berry, Clk, Circuit Court at Vandalia. Recorded Dec. 14, 1835. (FHL film 1,315,968)
      F-194/195: 19 Nov. 1833, James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL to Isaac Anderson of Bond Co. state afsd, for $127.70 paid, release his interest in tract of land or lot of ground in Bond Co. IL, SE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.4N Range 3W of 3rd Principal Meridian in the Edwardsville Land District containing 160 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Jas. M. Duncan. Wit. Seth C. Sherman. Ack. 19 Nov. 1833 before Jas. W. Berry, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fayette Co. Recorded Jan. 8, 1842. (FHL film 1,315,969)
 

Clay Co. IL Deeds 1826-1878 (from grantor index on FHL film 1,008,797; grantee index on FHL film 1,008,799; SLC 6/19/2008)
      B-103: Mortgage, 1 March 1838, William Linn & wife Polly Ann Linn of town of Vandalia, IL, to Joseph Duncan of Morgan Co. IL, land (many tracts, not copied) in Counties of McLean, Shelby, Fayette, Effingham and Clay; Joseph Duncan is security for Wm. Linn as receiver of public moneys. Wit. J.M. Duncan. /s/ William Linn, Polly Ann Duncan Linn. Acknowledged as Mary Ann Duncan Linn. (FHL film 1,008,801)
 

Clinton Co. IL Deeds (SLC 6/19/2008 & 6/20/2008)
      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)
 

Crawford Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/11/2013)
      B-445: 27 Feb. 1835, James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL for $30 paid by John Tillson Junr. of Hillsboro, Montgomery Co. IL, release and quit claim to said John Tillson Junr land in Crawford Co., NE 23 7N 12W 2nd Md. containing 157 acres, SW 9 7N 11W of 2nd MD containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, against any claim. /s/ J.M. Duncan. Wit. S. Morton. Ack. 19 June 1835 before James W. Barry, Clerk of Fayette Co. IL Circuit Court. (FHL film 1,310,123)
 

Effingham Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/11/2013)
      A-4/5: 8 May 1833, James M. Duncan and Margaret T. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL to William Linn of afsd, for $700 paid, sell the interest they have in an undivided 2/3 part of tract of land, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.8N Range 5E of 3rd principal meridian in Vandalia Land District, IL, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ J.M. Duncan, Margaret T. Duncan. Wit. James W. Berry. Ack. 16 May 1833 before James W. Berry, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fayette Co. IL. (FHL film 1,009,788)
      A-7: 10 May 1833, James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL to S.L. White of Town of Ewington, Effingham Co. state afsd, that said James M. Duncan and Margaret T. Duncan his wife for $43.50 paid, sell their interest to two lots in town of Ewington, No.1 and No.8 in Block No.5, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James M. Duncan, Margaret T. Duncan. Wit. Jas. W. Berry. Ack. 10 May 1833 before James W. Berry, Clerk of Circuit Court, Fayette Co. IL. Filed Nov.4, 1833. (FHL film 1,009,788)
      A-13/14: 15 May 1834, Jas. M. Duncan and Margaret T. his wife and William Linn and Polly Ann his wife of Fayette Co. IL, to Jesse B. Combs of afsd, for $48.25 paid, sell their interest in lots in town of Ewington, Effingham Co. IL, Lots No.2 in Square No.2, No.3 in Square No.2, and 7 in Square No.2, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Jas. M. Duncan, Margaret T. Duncan, Wm. Linn, Polly Ann D. Linn. Ack. 6 Aug. 1834 before James W. Berry, Clerk of Circuit Court, Fayette Co. IL. Filed Sept. 14, 1834. (FHL film 1,009,788)
      A-71: 5 Dec. 1836, James M. Duncan and Margret Taylor Duncan his wife and William Linn and Polly Ann D. Linn his wife, to Robert Brown and William Hadin of Effingham Co. IL, for $34.25 paid, sell lot of land in town of Ewington, Effingham Co. IL, Lot No.3 in Square No.5 in Town of Ewington, with appurtenances, warrant title, to Robert Brown and William Hayden. /s/ J.M. Duncan, Margret T. Duncan, Wm. Linn, Polly Ann D. Linn. Wit. Jas. W. Berry. Ack. 21 Jan. 1837 before James W. Berry, Clerk of Fayette Co. IL Circuit Court. Filed July 25, 1837. (FHL film 1,009,788)
      A-90/91: 1 Dec. 1834, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth his wife of Morgan Co. IL and James M. Duncan and Margret his wife of Fayette Co. afsd, to Thomas J. Gillenwaters of Effingham Co. IL, for $50 paid, sell their interest in a tract of land in Effingham Co. IL, beg. at south side of Cumberland road where the north line of Sec.36 Twp.8N Range 5E crosses the road, ... containing 5-75/100 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, J.M. Duncan, Wm. Linn. Act. 19 Jan. 1836 before Tho. O. Browne, ?Clrk? Sup. Court, Fayette Co. IL. Filed Jan. 2, 1838. (FHL film 1,009,788)
      A-117/119: Deed of mortgage, 1 March 1838, Wm. Linn and Polly Ann Linn his wife of town of Vandalia, IL, to Joseph Duncan of Morgan Co. IL, for $1 paid, William Linn & Polly Ann Linn sell lands, lot No.8 in Square 30 in Town of Vandalia bought of Redman & Kinney, also Lot No.5 and 6 in Square No.42 in Town of Vandalia bought of Evans Sheriff, also part of Lot No.4 in Square No.42 bought of James M. Duncan by deed? Sept. 1837 recorded 30 Sept. 1857, also Lot No.48 and Lots No.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 in Square No.9 bought of James V?. Berry? by deed of 4 Jan. 1838, also lot No.1 in Square 29 in Town of Vandalia bought of Charles Prentice & John Tilson Jun. by deed 2 Jan. 1837 and of Robert Black will by deed 7 Oct. 1834, also (MAD: more lots not copied), the consideration of this obligation is such that the said Joseph Duncan having become surety for said Wm. Linn as Receiver of publick moneys of US for District of Land subject to sale in Town of Vandalia, IL, now if Wm. Linn settle his rights with the government so as to release said Duncan as his surety from all responsibility, then this mortgage be void, otherwise remain in virtue. /s/ Wm. Linn, Polly Ann Duncan Linn. Wit. J.M. Duncan. Ack. 3? Feb. 1838 before J.P., Fayette Co. IL. Filed 29 Nov. 1838. (FHL film 1,009,788)
      A-138/139: 1 Oct. 1838, William Linn, attorney in fact for Joseph Duncan and James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL, to Bryant Whitfield of Ewington, Effingham Co. IL, for $23 paid, sell Lot in town of Ewington, Effingham Co. IL, Lot No.8 in Square 4, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan by Wm. Linn his attorney in fact, J.M. Duncan. Wit. Jas. W. Berry. Ack. by William Linn and James M. Duncan and Margaret T. Duncan, 16 Oct. 1838, before Jas. W. Berry, Clk. of Circuit Court of Fayette Co. IL. Recorded 1 May 1839. (FHL film 1,009,788)
 

Greene Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/11-13/2013)
      F-245/246: 27 Feb. 1835, James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL for $20 paid by John Tillson of Hillsboro, Montgomery Co. IL, quit claim to said John Tillson land in Greene Co. IL, 80 acres, E 1/2 SW 39N 11W of 3rd Mdn, with appurtenances. /s/ J.M. Duncan. Wit. L. Morton. Ack. 19 June 1835 before James W. Berry, Clerk of Fayette Co. IL Circuit Court. Recorded Dec. 26, 1835. (FHL film 1,310,006)
 

Jefferson Co. IL Deed (FHL film 1,003,257)
      A-196: 13 Dec. 1831, James M. Duncan and wife Margaret T. of Vanachas? in Fayette Co. IL to Samuel? Atcheson of Jefferson Co. IL, $80, 80 acres, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 5, Twp 3S Range 4E, sold at auction to Duncan by William Lee, admr. of estate of James Kelly decd, Sept. 1837; court decree. No wit.
 

Madison Co. IL Deed (SLC 12/12/2013)
      11-609/610: No.480. James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL for $80 paid by John Tillson Jr. of Hillsboro, Co. of Montgomery, state afsd, quit claim to said John Tillson Jr. land in Madison Co. IL, SW8 3N 9W of 3d Md. containing 160 acres, 19 acres of NW15 5N 9W of 3d Md, 150 acres part of NW and SW 15 4N 9W of 3d Md., with appurtenances, warrant title. 27 Feb. 1835, /s/ J.M. Duncan. Wit. L. Morton. Ack. 19 June 1835 before James M. Berry, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fayette Co. IL. Recorded Oct. 21, 1835. (FHL film 484,054)
 

Marion Co. IL Deed (FHL film 1,011,001)
      F-431: 30 July 1848, John B. Dunn and wife Mary (X) of Fayette Co. IL to Charles B. Duncan of "said" Co., for $25, E 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 4, T5N, R2E, 20 acres. Wit. W.D. Brown. Appeared in Fayette Co.
 

Morgan Co. IL Will Record (FHL film 1,317,859)
      B-83: Will of Ann M. Duncan; being under many obligations for the kindness shown to me by my father, mother and sisters; to my brother-in-law Charles W. Price in trust all my estate, consisting chiefly of following (land description not copied here; land in Morgan Co. IL, Fayette Co. IL); land in trust for support of my father James M. Duncan and my mother Margarett T. Duncan during their joint lives, and the survivor for his or her life; if necessary a portion be sold; after their deaths to my sisters Caroline C. Price and Margaret Jane Duncan, share and share alike. Appoint Charles W. Price executor. Sept. 18, 1851. Wit. Wm. Brown, Susan B. Brown. Proved on oath of witnesses 27 Jan. 1851. Bond posted by Charles W. Price and James M. Duncan, for Charles W. Price to act as exec.
 

Morgan Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/14/2013)
      R-216/217: 18 May 1839, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth C. Duncan his wife of Morgan Co. IL to James M. Duncan of Fayette Co., for $1,375 paid, sell parcels of land in Morgan Co. IL, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.15N Range 11W of 3rd principal meridian containing 80 acres, also NW 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.15N Range 11W containing 108-77/100 acres, also NE 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.15N Range 12W containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Wit. Ensley T. Goudy. Ack. 28 May 1839 before Ensley T. Goudy, Notary Public, Morgan Co. IL. Recorded Aug. 7, 1839. (FHL film 1,317,664)
 

Perry Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/12/2013)
      B-51: 27 Feb. 1835, James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL for $20 paid by John Tillson Jr.? (Sr.?) of Hillsboro, Montgomery Co. state afsd, quit claim to said John Tillson Jr.? (Sr.?) tract of land in Perry Co. stafe afsd, W 1/2 NE mise? 6S 1W of 3rd M. containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ J.M. Duncan. Wit. L. Morton. Ack. 19 June 1835 before James W. Berry, Clerk of Fayette Co. IL Circuit Court. (FHL film 975,894:
 

Randolph Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/13/2013)
      P-108: 27 Feb. 1835, James M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IL for $20 paid by John Tillson? (Fillson?) Jr. of Hillsboro, Montgomery Co. IL, release and quit claim to said John Fillson Jr. land in Randolph Co. IL, Claim 45 Survey 253 containing 77 acres, with appurtenances. /s/ J.M. Duncan. Wit. L. Morton. Ack. 19 June 1835 before Jas. M. Berry, Clerk of Circuit Court, Fayette Co. IL. Recorded 30 Oct. 1835. (FHL film 956,819)
 

Sangamon Co. IL Deed (SLC 12/13/2013)
      K-559/562: 30 Dec. 1836, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan his wife of Sangamon Co. and John Taylor (written twice here) and John Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor his wife of Sangamon Co., all IL, to Eli Clay Blankinship of Sangamon Co. IL, for $5,000 paid, sell parcels of land in Town of Illiopolis in Sangamon Co. IL (many lots) with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan, John Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor. Wit. Jas. W. Berry. Ack. 30 Dec. 1836 by Joseph Duncan and John Taylor before James W. Berry, Clerk of Fayette Co. IL Circuit Court. Ack. 29 March 1837 by Elizabeth C. Duncan wife of Joseph Duncan before Saml. S. Brooks, J.P. of Morgan Co. IL. Ack. 11 April 1837 by John Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor his wife before Thomas Moffett, J.P. Recorded April 19, 1837. (FHL film 1,310,367)
 

Barren Co. KY Deeds
      J-114: 1 April 1823, Joseph Duncan in persuance of an order of the Court of Bourbon by his attorney Thos. A. Duncan of Barren Co. KY, the said Joseph Duncan of Illinois for $424 paid, sell to Joseph (no last name, but indexed as Joseph Duncan) of Barren a tract of land containing 158 acres, being the remains of a military claim of 1950 acres patented in the name of John Kerney and by him conveyed to James McLaughlin and by said McLaughlin to Joseph Duncan deceased, on the waters of Boyds Creek in Barren Co. /s/ Th. A. Duncan Attorney in fact for Joseph Duncan of Illinois. Certification April 1, 1823, by Thomas Feland, Deputy Clerk for William Logan, Clerk of Barren County Court, that the deed was ack. by Thomas A. Duncan attorney in fact for Joseph Duncan of Illinois. /s/ Thomas Feland, D.C. (FHL film 209,724; SLC 9/19/2012) (MAD: Joseph Duncan of Fayette Co. IL)
      K-45: 10 Oct. 1824, Joseph Duncan of Illinois, by attorney Thos. A. Duncan, to Joseph Duncan of Barren Co. KY; that by decree of the Circuit Court of Bourbon Co. KY, the said Joseph Duncan of IL was appointed commissioner in behalf of the heirs of Joseph Duncan decd. to sell land on Boyds Creek in Barren Co.; sold to Joseph Duncan of the 2nd part; by Thomas A. Duncan his attorney hereby conveyed to Joseph Duncan of Barren Co. the land on Boyds Creek belonging to heirs of Joseph Duncan decd, 158 acres, adj. lands of Christopher Tompkins, John O. Morrison, Joseph Duncan, and lands of Joseph H. McGloghan. Rec. 19 Oct. 1824 in Davidson Co. TN. (FHL film 209,724; SLC 1/9/1988)
      K-46: 24 March 1823, whereas Joseph Duncan of Illinois is possessed of a number of tracts of land in Barren Co. KY & of a lot in town of Paris, KY; that I appoint Thomas A. Duncan of Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN, attorney to dispose of the lands; my affairs in Bourbon Co. or Barren Co. KY, and to make deed for land sold to Joseph Duncan of Barren Co. KY which was the property of the estate of Joseph Duncan decd, sold under an order of Bourbon Co. Circuit Court. Joseph Duncan appeared in Davidson Co. TN 28 March 1823. (FHL film 209,724; SLC 1/9/1988)
 

Bourbon Co. KY Deeds, Vols.W-X 1828-1830 (FHL film 183,116; SLC 10/3/2011)
      W-429/431: 17 July 1829, Thomas A. Duncan son of Joseph Duncan formerly of Bourbon Co. KY decd, and "Margret" Jane wife of said Thomas A., all of Nashville, TN, appoint Joseph Duncan of State of IL our attorney to receive and collect any money now due us from the estate of said Joseph Duncan decd, and receive any lands etc., from the said estate and sell or dispose of the property. /s/ Tho. Duncan, M.J. Duncan. Thomas A. Duncan and wife Margaret Jane Duncan appeared 17 July 1829 in Davidson Co. TN before Stephen Cantrell and Saml. McManus, Justices of the Peace; Margaret Jane ack. the Record of Attorney; certification by Nathan Ewing, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Davidson Co. TN, certified the Justices of the Peace. Recorded 18 Aug. 1829 Bourbon Co. KY. (FHL film 183,116)
      W-446/448: 28 July 1829, Joseph Duncan for himself and wife, and as attorney of Ann D. Moore, Matthew Duncan & Susan O?. his wife, James M. Duncan & Margaret Taylor his wife, William Linn and Polly Ann his wife formerly Polly Duncan, all of State of Illinois, also Thos. A. Duncan and Margaret Jane his wife of Town of Nashville, TN, to Samuel Pyke of Town of Paris, KY, for $150? (blotted) paid, sell land in Town of Paris, Lot No.87 ... /s/ Ann D. Moore by Joseph Duncan, Mathew Duncan by Joseph Duncan, James M. Duncan by Joseph Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Wm. Linn by Joseph Duncan, Polly Ann Linn by Joseph Duncan, Thomas A. Duncan by Joseph Duncan. Ack. by Joseph Duncan in Bourbon Co. KY 7 Aug. 1829. (MAD: Fayette Co. IL 1830 census, Nashville, Davidson Co. TN) (FHL film 183,116)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

"Past and present of Montgomery County, Illinois" by Jacob L. Traylor; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1904, 768 pgs. (LH8173, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.124,127: J.P. PRICE, Montgomery Co., farmer, East Fork township. He was born in Fayette county, Illinois, October 22, 1849, a son of Thomas and Celia (Duncan) Price. The father, a native of Virginia, remained in that state until about twenty years of age, when he removed to Tennessee, where he carried on general farming, ... he died in the year 1861. In his family were eight children, three sons and five daughters, of whom four are now living. J.P. Price remained a resident of Fayette Co. until age 16, then to Montgomery Co., married Dec. 13, 1872, to Miss Helen Isabel McNitt, a daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Cress) McNitt. ....
 

OTHER SOURCES

"MO State Genealogical Association Journal" Vol.XIV #3, Summer 1994 (from Dorothy Franks 2/1995)
      Pg.124-128 contain an article about William Linn of Ste.Genevieve and Perry Cos. MO and Fayette Co. IL, by Phyllis J. Bauer, assisted by Norman R. Peters. "This article first appeared in the surname quarterly 'Lynn/Linn Lineage,' Vol. VII, No. 1 - Spring 1993." Among other things, the article says that William Linn of Ste.Genevieve married Polly Ann Duncan of Cape Girardeau, about the end of 1819, and refers to tax lists in Perry Co. MO from 1819 to 1826. The article says that Polly Ann Duncan was the sister of Joseph Duncan, Governor of Illinois 1834-1838, and that the Linns lived in or near Vandalia, Fayette Co. IL, when William died in 1847. The article has much more about their family and lives, and lists sources.
 

"Fayette [Co. IL] Facts" Vol.13 #3, Sept. 1984 (FHL book 977.3797 B2f; and from Catherine Strider 5/1985)
      Pgs.89-92 contain an article about the Duncan Family, with the note that material for the sketch of the Duncan Family was furnished by Mrs. Irene Brookshier of Moweaqua, IL, her daughter, Glenora Brookshier Cole of Phoenix, Ariz. & R.A. Carlock of Taylorville, Ill. The older generations had been printed in a book by Nancy Reba Roy, "Descendants of William Duncan, the Elder." The article covers Nimrod Duncan, b.ca 1766 Culpeper Co. VA, d. bef. 1836 in Logan Co. KY, mar. 12/24/1797 in VA to Lucy Browning; his widow Lucy was in Morgan Co. IL in 1836 where she gave power of attorney to her son Charles B. Duncan of Morgan Co. to settle the estate of the deceased Nimrod Duncan in Logan Co. KY. The settlement of the estate named all the heirs. The article gives much more about the children of Nimrod Duncan and Lucy Browning, and the children of his son Nimrod Duncan (Jr.) and Mary Ann Brown. Greenup B. Duncan, son of Nimrod Duncan (Sr.), lived in Greene Co. IL. Charles Browning Duncan, son of Nimrod Duncan (Sr.), died in 1873 in Erath Co. TX, from other information, author unknown.
 

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