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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised April 13, 2014

HENRY CO. IL
Formed 1825 from Fulton
Jo Daviess formed 1827 from Henry, Mercer, Putnam
Whiteside formed 1836 from Jo Daviess, Henry
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830-1850 Henry Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Henry Co. IL Census
Galva
Pg.703, #1258-1209, A?.H. CHAFFEE (m) 26 VT carpenter $1500-$100
                  Isabella 21 PA wife
                  George 2, Laura 1 IL
                  Jane DUNCAN 14 PA
                  (MAD: A.H. Chaffee mar. Isabella Duncan 1/7/1857)
Town of Weller
Pg.844, #2308-2205, Eliz. DUNCAN 45 PA widow farmer $0-$0
                  Wm. 24 PA farmer
                  Jno. 18, Sarah 16 PA
                  Matilda 11, Saml. 10 PA
                  Robt 6, Mary 4 IL
                  (MAD: ? Elizabeth Filey, widow of Robert H. Duncan of 1850 Bedford and/or Blair Co. PA census; 1870 Greene Co. IA census)
Town of Phoenix
Pg.958, #3166-3065, Wm. DUNCAN 63 PA farmer $5000-$2000
                  Mary 52 "YY" wife (not "NY" as others on page)
                  W.T. (m) 19, Edwin 12 IL
Pg.959, #3171-3070, Jas. DUNCAN 33 (blank) farmer $6000-$900
                  Sarah 23 IL
                  Julia BROWN (f) 14 IL
                  Lely? WOTHINE? (WATHINE?) (m) 25 IL farm laborer
                  (MAD: James Duncan mar. Sarah Caroline Browning 4/5/1856 Rock Island Co. IL; b. 1827 Crawford Co. PA, died 1886 en route to see brother William Duncan of Jasper Co. IA per obit; had sister Ruby in 1880 census)
Pg.963-4, #3199-3198, Peter HAYNE 69 PA farmer $5000-$2000
                  Christine 64 PA wife
                  Ruby DANCAN (f) 19 IL
                  Harrison BENSON (m) 22 NY farm laborer
                  Wm. W. DUNCAN 24 PA farmer
                  Margt. 24 IL wife
                  Sarah 1 IL
                  (MAD: 1860 Jasper Co. IA census; one William Duncan mar. Georgiannia Withrow 9/23/1858)
 

1870 Henry Co. IL Census
Alba Twp.
Pg.238, #4-4, BROWN, Allen 65 ENG farmer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Betty 55 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Lydia 18 ENG (blank), mar. Jany., parents of foreign birth
                  John 22 ENG farmer, parents of foreign birth
                  BROWN, D.S. (m) 10 IL at home, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Thos. (m) 50 ENG (white) domestic servt., parents of foreign birth
Annawan Twp.
Pg.254, #183-183, DUNCAN, A.M. (m) 34 PA (white) domestic servt. $0-$0
                  TOMPKINS, C. (f) 26 IL keeping house
                  DUNCAN, H. (f) 9 IL at home
                  Clella (m) 7 IL
Atkinson Twp.
Pg.288, #113-113, TAYLOR, A.E. (m) 49 NH butcher $0-$0
                  Chas. A. (m) 24? (20?) NH at home
                  DUNCAN, N. (m) 47 NH butcher $0-$0
                  (MAD: ?? Nathaniel J. Duncan, 1860 Middlesex Co. MA census)
Clover Twp.
Pg.335, #36-41, (hotel) including
                  DUNCAN, Wm. 19 PA photographer $0-$200
Galva Twp.
Pg.413, #315-323, DUNCAN, Wm. L. 34 PA (white) domestic servant $0-$0
                  M.E. (f) 28 NY keeping house
                  Mary 3 IL at home
                  Willie (m) 1/12 IL b.May
                  CHICHESTER, E. (m) 69 NY farmer $3000-$500
                  Mary 64 NY keeping house
                  CAMCLE?, Frank 36 ENG coal digger, parents of foreign birth
Geneseo City
Pg.455, #127-125, DUNCAN, Jas. 43 PA "no occupation" $4600-$490
                  Sarah 33 IL keeps house
                  BROWING, Julia A. 62 IL "no occupation"
                  (MAD: Browing as spelled)
 

LAND RECORDS

Henry Co. IL Deed Indexes, copied to ca 1860 (copied by CVD in SLC 5/3/2013)
   Grantor index 1840-1850 (FHL film 1,434,972 item 1)
   Grantor index 1855-1870 (FHL film 1,434,972 items 2-5)
      22-340: Duncan, Robert to Thomas Maxwell, dated 12/7/1855, filed 12/20/1855
      22-343: Duncan, Robert to John Hall, 4/25/1856, 4/25/1856
      22-343: Duncan, Robert to John Piatt, 4/25/1856, 4/25/1856
      22-520: Duncan, Robert to Joseph Entrikin, 5/24/1856, 5/28/1856
      23-145: Duncan, Robert to Olof Johnson, 4/25/1856, 4/25/1856
      29-58: Duncan, Robert to John Piatt, 4/29/1857, 5/1/1857
      31-338: Duncan, Robert to Bishop Hill Colony, 5/21/1857, 5/26/1857
      34-40: Duncan, James to Alfred W. Perry, 11/27/1857, 12/7/1857
      36-199: Duncan, James to Joseph A. Pinnell, 10/17/1857, 1/16/1858
   Grantor Index, item 3 (MAD: Pitts could be Pills)
      29-498: Duncan & Hall to John S. Buckles, filed 4/30/1858, dated 4/17/1858
      29-709: Duncan, James F. to Bishop Hill Colony, 9/4/1858, 8/28/1858
      40-106: Duncan, Andrew M. to Geo. & Alex. Mackesney, 10/13/1858, 9/13/1858
      40-395: Duncan, W.L. to Solomon Shoup, 1/25/1859, 1/24/1859
      41-626: Duncan, Archibald to James Duncan, 2/22/1859, 8/16/1858
      46-97: Duncan, Wm. L. to O.H. Edwards, 7/18/1859, 7/5/1859
      46-181: Duncan, Wm. L. to Bishop Hill Colony, 9/1/1859, 8/29/1859
      46-195: Duncan, Wm. L. to Solomon Shoup, 9/7/1859, 9/2/1859
      46-410: Duncan, W.L. to estate of O.H. Edwards, 11/5/1859, 11/4/1859
      46-442: Duncan, Andrew M. to Chas. W. Carroll, 11/21/1859, 11/21/1859
      46-463: Duncan, W.L. to Lewis A. Snyder, 11/30/1859, 10/8/1859
      46-474: Duncan, W.L. to John Piatt, 12/6/1859, 12/6/1859
      44-546: Duncan, James to M.H. Merriman, 12/9/1859, 12/1/1859
      46-557: Duncan, Wm. L. to Morrison Francis, 1/11/1860, 1/9/1860
      49-155: Duncan, James F. to H.A. Pitts, 5/12/1860, 5/1/1860
      49-261: Duncan, James F. to Bragley & Pitts, 7/12/1860, 7/5/1860
      45-238: Duncan, James to Eli Byers, 7/7/1860, 4/5/1860
      49-287: Duncan, James to P.H?. Spiff, 8/9/1860, 8/7/1860
      49-355: Duncan, James F. to Brayley & Pitts, 9/22/1860, 9/4/1860
      49-389: Duncan, William S. to Wm. C. Smith, 10/8/1860, 9/6/1860
      49-467: Duncan, James F. to Pitts & Brayley, 12/4/1860, 12/4/1860
      49-480: Duncan, Jas. F. to P.H. Sniff, 12/17/1860, 12/15/1860
   Grantee index 1836-1855 (FHL film 1,434,974 item 2)
      8-119: Duncan, William from United States, dated 5/1/1845, filed 4/19/1851 (two)
      8-475: Duncan, Samuel C. from William Snider, Oct. 24, 1851, Oct. 23, 1817
      10-554: Duncan, Wm. from Wm. Chembelain, May 1?, 1852, Feb. 7, 1853
      10-556: Duncan, Jas. from Samuel Withrow, Oct. 29, 1852, Feb. 7, 1853
      10-557: Duncan, Jas. from L.M. Brown, July 21, 1852, Feb. 7, 1853
      11-386: Duncan, Jas. from J.C. Townley, Mar. 21, 1853, May 3, 1853
      12-234: Duncan, Saml. C. from Wm. Duncan, Admr, Mar. 28, 1851, Aug. 14, 1853
      12-237: Duncan, Wm. from S.C. Duncan, Mar. 24, 1852, Aug. 14, 1853
      13-95: Duncan, J. from E.C. Renshaw, Nov. 25, 1853, Dec. 19, 1853
      16-438: Duncan, James from P.F. Brittain, Sept. 20, 1854, Dec. 28, 1854
      16-443: Duncan, James from E.C. Renshaw, Sept. 25, 1854, Dec. 28, 1854
      16-449: Duncan, James from McHenry, A, Sept. 12, 1854, Dec. 28, 1854
      16-452: Duncan, James from C. West, Nov. 10, 1854, Dec. 28, 1854
      17-459: Duncan, Jas. from F. Coleman, Mar. 6, 1855, Apr. 2, 1855
      17-464: Duncan, Jas. from J. Miller, Jan. 9, 1855, Apr. 2, 1855
   Grantee index 1836-1866 (FHL film 1,434,974 item 3)
      20-132: Duncan, James from Adam Miller, filed Nov. 8, 1855, dated June 19, 1855
      20-133: Duncan, James from William Withrow, Nov. 8, 1855, June 19, 1855
      20-137: Duncan, James from Joseph Hickcox, Nov. 8, 1855, Aug. 2, 1855
      31-45: Duncan, Archibald B. from Ransom Harrington, Jan. 28, 1857, July 29, 1856
      29-163: Duncan, James from Foster Coleman, Oct. 23, 1857, Jany. 14, 1857
      33-474: Duncan, James from Joseph Hickcox, Oct. 23, 1857, Sept. 8, 1857
      29-313: Duncan, James from Wm. W. Browning, Jany. 25, 1858, Jany. 22, 1858
      36-198: Duncan, James from Hiram Day, Jany. 16, 1858, Sept. 8, 1856
   Grantee index 1836-1866 (FHL film 1,434,974 item 4)
      42-148: Duncan, James from Iven Jenkins, filed Feb. 22, 1859, dated Nov. 15, 1858
      40-442: Duncan, James from Iven Jenkins, Feb. 28, 1859, Feb. 28, 1859
      40-443: Duncan, James from Henry Peters, Feb. 28, 1859, Feb. 15, 1859
      39-111: Duncan, James from Charles P. Browning, Feb. 22, 1859, Feb. 15, 1858
      38-626: Duncan, James from Archibald Duncan, Feb. 22, 1859, Aug. 16, 1858
      46-260: Duncan, James from Enoch Heltzel, Sept. 22, 1859, Sept. 20, 1859
      46-300: Duncan, James from Joshua Browning, Oct. 6, 1859, Oct. 3, 1859
      46-432: Duncan, James from E.C. Renshaw, Nov. 9, 1859, Nov. 8, 1859
      46-468: Duncan, James from George Fries, Dec. 5, 1859, Dec. 1859
      48-75: Duncan, James from John P. Foster, Dec. 12, 1859, Dec. 5, 1859
      46-494: Duncan, James from Joshua N. Browning, Dec. 17, 1859, Dec. 15, 1859
      48-325: Duncan, James from Eli Byers, Apr. 7, 1860, Sept. 15, 1859
      49-399: Duncan, James from J.M. Browning, Oct. 11, 1860, Oct. 5, 1860
 

Henry Co. IL Deeds (SLC 12/11/2013 and 12/14/2013)
   Deed record, v. 8-10 1851-1853 (FHL film 1,434,979)
      8-119: U.S. Patent, to William Duncan of Henry Co. IL, ... full payment has been made, ... sale of public lands for E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.30 Twp.18 Range 3E in IL containing 80 acres, grant to said William Duncan the above described, together with appurtenances. /s/ Jas. K. Polk, 1 May 1845, by J. Knox Walker, Secy., Recorded Vol.27 page 245. Filed May 19, 1851. (FHL film 1,434,979)
      8-119/120: U.S. Patent, to William Duncan of Henry Co. IL, ... full payment has been made, ... sale of public lands for W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.30 Twp.18 Range 3E in IL containing 80 acres, grant to said William Duncan the above described, together with appurtenances. /s/ Jas. K. Polk, 1 May 1845, by J. Knox Walker, Secy., Recorded Vol.27 page 246. Filed May 19, 1851. (FHL film 1,434,979)
      8-475/476: 24 Oct. 1851, William Snyder and Samantha S. his wife late widow of Amariah Philips decd, now of City of New York, late of Pekin, Tazewell Co. IL, to Samuel C. Duncan of Henry Co., state afsd, for $150 paid, sell lot or parcel of land in Henry Co. IL, SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 41-92/100 acres, also SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 41-7/100 acres, also W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.18N Rane 3E of 4th principal meridian containing 41-10/100 acres, with appurenances, warrant title, free from all claims except the heirs of Amaziah Phillips after the death of Samantha S. Snyder late widow of Amaziah Philips decd. /s/ William Snyder, Samantha S. Snyder. By John M. Barker, their atty. Ack. by John M. Barker who appeared 24 Oct. 1851 before Bon Graham, Clerk of Circuit Court of Henry Co. IL. (Next document, pg.476/477, was power of attorney to Jn. M. Barker, not copied) Filed 23 Oct. 1851. (FHL film 1,434,979; MAD: dates as given)
      10-554/555: 18 May 1852, William Chamberlain of Chautaugua Co. NY and Ann his wife to William Duncan of Henry Co. IL, for $500 paid, sell all W 1/2 SE 1/4 and W 1/2 NE 1/4 (South Indian Boundary) and NE fractional quarter (North Indian Boundary) of Sec.31 in Twp.18 Range 3E in District of lands subject to sale at Devine?? IL, containing 179 acres and 57/100 of an acre, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Chamberlain, Ann Chamberlain. Wit. L.B. Brown, Wm. Bedsmith. Ack. 18 May 1852 before Lysander Brown, J.P., Chautaugua Co. NY. Certification by O. Stiles Clark, for Lysander Brown Esq., J.P., 19 May 1852. Filed Feb. 7, 1853. (FHL film 1,434,979)
      10-556/557: Samuel Withrow of Henry Co. for payment of a note, sell to James Duncan, 1 wagon and 1 specie? of 3 years old sorrel poneys now in Penney's Ferry Precinct, to remain in the possession of Samuel Withrow, to the said James Duncan, now if Samuel Withrow shall pay a note of $100 with interest dated in Henry Co. Oct. 26, 1852, due on 26 Jan. 1853, the above obligation is void, otherwise to be in full force, October 29, 1852, /s/ Samuel Withrow. The Mortgage was ack. 29 Oct. 1852 before Matthias S. Rickel, J.P. Filed Feb. 7, 1853. (FHL film 1,434,979)
      10-557/558: 21 July 1852, Thomas M. Brown and Nancy his wife of Henry Co. IL to James Duncan of same place, indebted for $112.50 secured to be paid by a certain note bearing even date with this instrument, now to better secure payment, and for $1, sell piece or tract of land in Henry Co. IL, E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 80 acres more or less, with appurtenances, that if they pay the note with interest when due, this is void. /s/ Thomas M. Brown, Nancy Brown. Wit. Joseph Hickox. Ack. 21 July 1852 before Joseph Hickox, J.P. Filed Feby. 7, 1853. (Sideways in margin: For value received, I hereby ack. satisfaction in full of the amount secured by this mortgage and release the same from record. 8 Dec. 1863, /s/ James Duncan.) (FHL film 1,434,979)
   Deed record, v. 11-13, p. 1-521 1853-1854 (FHL film 1,434,980)
      11-386: 21 March 1853, John C. Townley of Henry Co. IL and Mary E. his wife, to James Duncan of afsd, they are indebted for $93.33 secured by a promissory note bearing even date, ... to secure the note, and for $1, sell all of the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.12 and also NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec.11 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, provided if they pay the note, this mortgage is void. /s/ John C. Townley, Mary E. Townley. Wit. Joseph Leach. Ack. 30 April 1853 before Joseph Leach, J.P. Filed May 3, 1853. (Written sideways. See page 622. This mortgage is satisfied and the release recorded in this volume on pages 622.) (FHL film 1,434,980)
      11-622: 12 Nov. 1853, I certify the within mortgage is fully paid ... /s/ James Duncan, wit. R.R. Stewart. Ack. 12 Nov. 1853 before R.R. Stewart, J.P., Henry Co. IL. Filed Nov. 16, 1853. (FHL film 1,434,980)
      12-234/235: William Duncan as administrator of estate of Amesiah Phillips late of Henry Co. decd, by order of County Court made at Feb. term 1851, Application to sell real estate to pay debts of decd, and transcript having been filed, publication in the Rock Island Advertiser, a newspaper published weekly in City of Rock Island, of the intention of said Administrator, court ordered the SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 41 & 92/100 acres, and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3 containing 41 7/100 acres, also W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.4 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 41 10/100 acres, all in 4th Principal Meridian, be sold on a credit of 9 months and proceeds applied to liquidation of debts, and in pursuance of a sale at public auction on 26 March 1854 and in consideration of $520 paid by Samuel C. Duncan of Henry Co. IL, who was the highest bidder at the said sale, I sell the following lands in Henry Co. IL, the SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 41-92/100 acres, and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3 containing 41-7/100 acres, also W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.4 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 41-10/100 acres, all in 4th Principal Meridian, warrant title. 28 March 1851. /s/ Wm. Duncan, Administrator of the estate of Amesiah Phillips decd. Wit. Joseph Hickcox, Mary Townley. Ack. 31 May 1853 before Joseph Hickcox, J.P. Filed Aug. 17, 1853. (FHL film 1,434,980)
      12-236/237: 9 June 1853, William Duncan and Mary his wife of Henry Co. IL to Joseph O. Gilbert of afsd, for $1500 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Henry Co. IL, SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3E of 4 P.M. containing 41 acres and 90/100 acres, also SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3E of 4 P.M. containing 41 and 7/100 acres, and also W 1/2 of SW 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.18N Range 3E of 4 P.M. containing 41 and 10/100 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Wm. Duncan, Mary Duncan. Wit. James Duncan, Joseph Hickcox. Ack. before Joseph Hickcox, J.P., 9 June 1853. Filed Aug. 17, 1853. (FHL film 1,434,980)
      12-237/238: 24 March 1852, Samuel C. Duncan of Henry Co. IL to William Duncan of afsd, for $1,000 paid, sell piece or parcel of land in Henry Co. IL, SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 4-120/100 acres, also SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 41-7/100 acres, also W 1/2 of SW 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.18N Range 3E of 4th Principal Meridian containing 41-10/100 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Samuel C. Duncan. Wit. Joseph Hickcox. Ack. before Joseph Hickcox, J.P., Henry Co. IL, (MAD: no month or day), 1853. Filed Aug. 17, 1853. (FHL film 1,434,980)
      13-95/96: Elijah C. Renshaw of Henry Co. IL to secure payment and for $1 paid by James Duncan, mortgage, 35 steers said to be 2 years old last spring which E.C. Renshaw purchased of James Duncan of Henry Co., Penney's Ferry Precinct, to pay $700 on or before 1 June 1854, then this void, or in case of default, they may enter my premises and take the chattels ... 25 Nov. 1853. /s/ Elijah C. Renshaw. Wit. Joseph Hickcox. Ack. 25 Nov. 1853 before Joseph Hickcox, J.P. Filed Dec. 19, 1853. (FHL film 1,434,980)
   Deed record, v. 22-24, p. 1-333 1856 (FHL film 1,434,984 items 2-4)
      22-340/341: Robert Duncan of Henry Co. IL for $300 paid, sell to Thomas Maxwell personal property, one bay bald mare 6 years old, one brown mare 4 years old, which I bought of Joseph Entrices, warrant title, provided if Robert Duncan pays Thomas Maxwell $300 according to promissory note bearing even date, this agreement is null, Robert Duncan to retain possession. 7 Dec. 1855. /s/ Robt. Duncan. Ack. 7 Dec. 1855 before John Piatt, J.P. Filed Dec. 20, 1855. (FHL film 1,434,984)
      22-343: Robert Duncan of Henry Co. IL for $3,000 paid by John I. Hall of Henry Co. IL, sell all of the wheat that I sown and growing on NW 1/4 Sec.10 and E 1/2 NE Sec.9 and 30 acres sown on William Graves land on SW 1/4 Sec.3, all Twp.14N Range 3E in Henry Co. IL, warrant title, provided if Robert Duncan pays party of second part the $3,000 on or before 25 April 1857 with interest according to promissory note bearing even date, this mortgage void. Party of first part retain possession of goods and chattels ... 25 April 1856. /s/ Robt. Duncan. Ack. 25 April 1856 before John Piatt, J.P. Filed April 25, 1856. (FHL film 1,434,984)
      22-344/345: Robert Duncan of Henry Co. IL for $400 paid by John Piatt of Henry Co. IL, sell one three year old sorrel colt which said Duncan purchased of said Piatt and one roan horse seven years old and two two horse wagon bought at Moleene, warrant title, but if he pays party of second part for the redemption of above goods $400 on or before 25 April 1857 with interest according to tenor and effect of two promissory notes bearing even date herewith, this mortgage to be void, party of first part to retain possession ... 25 April 1856. /s/ Robt. Duncan. Ack. 25 April 1856 before Julius S. Henman, J.P. Filed April 25, 1856. (FHL film 1,434,984)
      22-520/521: Robert Duncan of Henry Co. IL for $400 paid by Joseph Entrikin of Henry Co., sell one cream colored 6 year old horse, one gray mare aged --, one Ohio made Thimbe Skim Waggon, warrant title, but if he pays party of second part for the redemption of above goods $400 on or before 24 May 1857 with interest according to tenor and effect of promissory note bearing even date herewith, this mortgage to be void, party of first part to retain possession ... 24 May 1856. /s/ Robt. Duncan. Ack. 25 April 1856 before John Piatt, J.P. Filed May 28, 1856. (FHL film 1,434,984)
      23-145/146: Robert Duncan of Henry Co. IL for $1500 paid by Olof Johnson of Henry Co. IL, sell all of the wheat growing on SE 1/4 Sec.4 and all sown and growing on SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.3, Twp.14N Range 3E in Henry Co. IL, warrant title, but if he pays party of second part for the redemption of above goods $1500 on or before 25 May 1857 with interest according to tenor and effect of promissory note bearing even date herewith, this mortgage to be void, party of first part to retain possession ... 25 April 1856. /s/ Robt. Duncan. Ack. 25 April 1856 before John Piatt, J.P. Filed April 25, 1856. (FHL film 1,434,984)
   Deed record, v. 27-29, p. 1-475 1856-1861; filled in forms (FHL film 1,255,568)
      29-58: 29 April 1857, Robert Duncan of Henry Co. IL to John Piatt of afsd, for $390 paid, sell one sorrel horse previously got of said Piatt and one gray mare bought of Joseph Entrican, 10 or eleven years old, two two years old steers, three 2 year old heifers, provided if Robert Duncan pays $390 according to promissory note for same amount bearing even date with this mortgage, Robert Duncan to keep possession, then this mortgage is void. /s/ Robert Duncan. Ack. before Jacob J. Friend, J.P., 29 April 1857. Filed May 1, 1857. (FHL film 1,255,568)
      29-163: 14 Jan. 1857, Foster Coleman of Henry Co. IL to James Duncan of Henry Co. IL, for $435.86, sell one span of sorrel horses, one six years old and the other ten, both blased faces, one bay mare ten years old with a star in the face, one bay colt, two years old next spring, one double harness, one two horse waggon, two yokes of Stagg cattle, one yoke red and one yoke brindle, if Coleman pays $435.86 one year from the date hereof, this void .... /s/ Foster Coleman. Ack. before J.W. Taylor, J.P., 3 Feb. 1857. Filed Oct. 23, 1857. (FHL film 1,255,568)
      29-313: 22 Jan. 1858, William W. Browning and Julian Browning to James Duncan, for $591.75 paid, sell one bay horse said to be 10 years old blind in the right eye also one light bay horse (more animals not copied), and 350 bushels of wheat, 300 bushels of corn and 100 bushels of oats and 80 bushels of barley, 6 head of cattle, 2 cows, two 2-year-old heifers and two yearling heifers, for $591.75, if paid this mortgage void. /s/ William W. Browning, Julian Browning. Wit. Alfred McHenry, J.H. Jordon. Ack. 25 Jan. 1858 before Benj. M. Matson, acting J.P. Filed Jan. 25, 1858. (FHL film 1,255,568)
   Deed record, v. 29, p. 474-742 1858 (FHL film 1,255,569 item 1)
      29-498: Mortgage, 17 April 1858, William Duncan & John S. Hall to John S. Buckles, not extracted; Filed 4/30/1858. (FHL film 1,255,569)
      29-709: Mortgage, 28 Aug. 1858, James F. Duncan to Bishop Hill Colony, farm animals and crop, not extracted; Filed Sept. 4, 1858.
   Deed record, v. 30-31 1857-1859 (FHL film 1,255,569 items 2-3; SLC 4/7/2014)
      31-45/46: 29 July 1856, Ransom Harrington and Martha E. Harrington his wife of Franklin Co. NY to Archibald B. Duncan of Henry Co. IL, for $300 paid, sell parcel of land in town of Geneseo in Henry Co. IL, known as Lot No.24 in Block No.1 in Stoughs addition to the town of Genesee?, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Ransom Harrington, Martha E. Harrington. Ack. before Sidney Lawrence, Justice of Peace for Franklin Co. NY, 6 Aug. 1856. Certification by Edward S. Whitney, Clerk of Franklin Co. NY, 8 Aug. 1856. Ack. by Ransom Harrington before Merritt Munson?, J.P., Henry Co. IL, 18 Aug. 1856. Filed Jan. 28, 1857.
      31-338: Robert Duncan of Henry Co. IL for $2517 paid by Bishop Hill Colony of Galra?, IL, sell all the undivided half of a crop of wheat now sown and may be raised from 250 acres on the farm of John J. Hall and also of 40 acres on the farm of William Cramin?, mortgage. 21 May 1857. /s/ Robt. Duncan. Ack. by Rabband? Duncan 21 May 1857 before John Piatt, J.P., Henry Co. IL. Filed May 26, 1857. (FHL film 1,255,569)
   Deed record, v. 38-40, p. 1-151 1858-1868 (FHL film 1,255,572 items 2-4) (Books 39 and 40 are filled-in forms)
      38-626: Duncan, James from Archibald Duncan, Feb. 22, 1859, Aug. 16, 1858 (not found, 4/7/2014; see 41-626)
      39-111: 15 Feb. 1858, Charles Preston Browning and Samantha Browning to James Duncan, for $1200 paid, sell parcel of land in Henry Co. IL, the SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Charles P. Browning, Samantha Browning. Wit. A.K. Henney. Ack. 9 March 1858 at Phenix?, before Adam K. Henney, J.P. of Henry Co. IL. Filed Feb. 22, 1859. (FHL film 1,255,572)
      40-106: 13 Sept. 1858, Andrew M. Duncan to George and Alexander MacChesney, for $62.50 paid, sell one grey horse seven years old, mortgage, with 10% interest the 1st day of September 1837? ... /s/ Andrew M. Duncan. Wit. Tristram T. Dow, J.P., 13 Sept. 1858. Filed Oct. 10, 1858. (FHL film 1,255,572)
   Deed record, v. 41-42, p. 1-397 1858-1859 (FHL film 1,255,573 items 2-3)
      41-626/627: Archibald Duncan of Henry Co. IL appoint James Duncan of same place to be my attorney to deed and convey a town lot in town of Geneseo, Henry Co. IL, known as Lot No.24 in Block No.1 of Stoughs subdivision of Stoughs Block, ... 16 Aug. 1858. /s/ Archibald B. Duncan. Wit. W. Anderson. Ack. 16 Aug. 1858 before James Bernard, J.P. Filed Feb. 22, 1859. (FHL film 1,255,573)
      42-148: 15 Nov. 1858, Iven Jinkens and Rebecca Jinkens his wife of Henry Co. IL to James Duncan of same place, for $450 paid, sell W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.18N Range 3E containing 20 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Iven (X) Jinkins, Rebecca (X) Jinkins. Wit. John Gaines. Ack. Nov. 15, 1858, before John Gaines, J.P. Filed Feb. 22, 1859. (filled-in form) (FHL film 1,255,573)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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.
      Duncan, Francis M., widow Duncan, Mary A.; K 112 Ill Inf.; 1886 April 12, Invalid Appl. #569562, Cert. #417357; 1891 Feb. 18, Widow Appl. #498877, Cert. #585780, S.D. (MAD: mar. Mary Alice Grey 12/1861 in Henry Co. IL; ?? 1870 Jackson Co. AR ??; James Duncan & wife Mary in 1880 Henry Co. IL census; she ?? 1900 Davison Co. SD, son Burdett J. b.1876 IL)
      Duncan, William L., widow Duncan, Mary E.; L 7 Ill. Cav.; 1879 July 28, Invalid Appl. #300489, no cert.; 1892 June 28, Widow Appl. #553641, Cert. #383680, Ill. (MAD: Bishop Hill [Henry Co.] IL per IL Civil War database)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Calhoun Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/11/2013)
      B-535/536: 10 Oct. 1839, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth C. Duncan his wife of Morgan Co. IL to Mary Bradley of Washington, District of Columbia, for $1440 paid, sell tracts of land in the Military Bounty Land tract in State of IL, all those parcels in Calhoun Co. designated as NW 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.11S Range 2W, SE 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.8S Range 4W; all those tracts of land in Fulton Co. IL, SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.7N Range 2E, SE 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.8N Range 2E, all the tract of land in Henry Co. IL, NW 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.14N Range 4E, all the tracts of land in Peoria Co. IL, N 1/2 Sec.4 Twp.11N Range 7E, NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.11N Range 7E, all that tract of land in Putnam Co. IL SW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.14N Range 7E, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Wit. Ensley T. Gowdy. They appeared and ack. deed before Ensley T. Gowdy, Notary Public of Morgan Co. IL, 10 Oct. 1839. Recorded Dec. 18, 1840. (FHL film 1,305,051)
 

Stark Co. IL Deed; Typed Record Book A, includes grantor index (FHL film 1,401,978; SLC 9/14/2013)
      A-172/173: 10 Oct. 1839, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth C. Duncan his wife of Morgan Co. IL to Mary Bradley of Washington Co., District of Columbia, for $1440 paid, sell tracts in the Military Bounty land tract, IL, to wit, all those tracts or parcels in Calhoun Co., NW 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.11S R2W; SE 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.8S Range 4W; all those tracts of land in Fulton Co. IL, SE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.7N Range 2E, SE 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.8N Range 2E; in Henry Co., NW 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.14N Range 4E; in Peoria Co., N 1/2 Sec.24 Twp.11N Range 7E, NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.11N Range 7E; in Putnam Co., SW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.14N Range 7E, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Wit. Ensley T. Goudy. Ack. 10 Oct. 1839 before Ensley T. Goudy, Notary Public for Morgan Co. IL. Received for Record Nov. 10, 1840. (FHL film 1,401,978)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1877 "The history of Henry County, Illinois : its tax-payers and voters : containing also a biographical directory, a condensed history of the state, map of the county, a business directory, an abstract of every-day laws, war record of Henry County, officers of societies, lodges, etc., etc." by P.T. Barnum, F.W. Arlen; pub. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co. (LH4094, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 934,986 item 2)
      Pg.267, Atkinson Township: Duncan, S.M., Sec.21; P.O. Atkinson; farmer; Rep; from Ill.
      Pg.351, Galva Township: Duncan, W.L., P.O. Galva; baggage express agt. Galva; Rep; Prot; from Pa.
      Pg.375, Western Township: Duncan, Thos. Farmer, Sec.20, P.O. Orion; born in Ireland, Nov. 21, 1835; came to this county in 1861; Ind; Pres.; owns 106 acres of land, value $6,000; son of James Duncan, County Antrim, Ireland; vol. Co.C, 112th Ill. I.; was out about three years; was besieged at Knoxville 28 days on 8 days' rations; was wounded at the battle of Resaca, Ga. and laid up in the hospital nine months; name of wife, Elizabeth Bolles, daughter of Jesse Bolles, born Oct. 28, 1835, at Thompson, Ct.; married Feb. 7, 1862; four children living, Lenora B., born April 30, 1866, William E.; born Aug. 17, 1869, James T. and Jesse B. (twins), born Aug. 7, 1873; Mrs. Duncan's first husband was James Ludi, leaving one son, Nelson J. Ludi, who died Jan. 1857.
      Pg.407, Burns Township, Annawan: Duncan, A.M., Prop. Hotel.
 

1885 "Portrait and biographical album of Henry County, Illinois : containing full-page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States : also containing a history of the county, from its earliest settlement to the present time." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co. (LH10355, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 934,986 item 3)
      Pg.243-244: JAMES DUNCAN, of Geneseo, came to Henry County in 1838, and has been a resident of the State since 1837. He has been prominent in the development of the resources of the county from the beginning of his active and independent management of his own affairs, and is at present the senior partner of the firm of Duncan & White, hardware merchants, and of the business house of Duncan & Martin.
            He was born March 1, 1827, in Erie Co. Pa., and is the son of William and Mary (Thomas) Duncan. His father was of unmixed Scotch origin, his ancestors having been among the dissenters from the Scottish "Kirk," who left their native land in 1619 to escape the persecutions of King James. They encountered difficulties there which were scarcely less perplexing and quite as hard to bear. From the latter fact the purity of the race known as Scotch-Irish was retained throughout a period of exactly 100 years. In 1719 the emigration of their descendants to the United States commenced, and from the settlement of Dunbarton, N.H., they have scattered to all parts of this land, and everywhere form one of the best elements .... The father of Mr. Duncan was the son of a pioneer of the State of Pennsylvania, and there several of their children were born, among them their son William. The Thomas family, to which the mother belonged, was of English extraction, and were pioneers of the Dominion of Canada. Her father's family went to the State of New York just prior to her birth, and she was born in the Empire State.
            The parents removed to Crawford Co., Pa., when their son was seven years old, and in the spring of 1837 they came to Illinois. They lived a year in Knoxville, and in the spring of the following year they made a final transfer of their affairs and interests to Henry County, where they arrived April 15th. The father became a farmer in the Township of Phenix, and the children were there reared to maturity.
            The first event of marked importance in the life of Mr. Duncan, of this sketch, was his marriage to Sarah C. Browning, of Phenix, April 10, 1855. Mrs. Duncan is the daughter of Joshua Browning, and she is a native of Phenix Township, in Henry County. Mr. Duncan continued the business in which he had been reared after his marriage until the spring of 1865. That was the date of his removal to Geneseo, where he has since resided continuously. ... In 1870, he entered into a partnership with E.M. Way, ... the style of Way & Duncan, which was in operation until 1880. Mr. Duncan bought the claim of his partner, and within the same year formed an association with Charles H. Martin ... In 1882 the hardware house of Duncan & White was established ...
            In 1850 Mr. Duncan went to California. He set out for that distant region on the 1st day of March, traveling across the plains. He passed nearly three years in the Golden Gate, and was engaged in mining at various points. He returned by way of the Isthmus to New York. .... Mr. Duncan is a Republican in political faith and connections, and both himself and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
      Pg.379-380: JOHN LOVE, deceased, formerly a resident of Bucks Co. PA, and a blacksmith by occupation, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, of English parentage and ancestry. He was educated in his native country, and was married there April 30, 1825, to Miss Mary A. Duncan, who was born in the same county (MAD: "county" and not "country"), June 18, 1810, the daughter of a farmer of Scotch parentage. He had come from Scotland to Ireland on account of religious persecution in his native country, he being of the Presbyterian faith. ... early history of Mr. Love ... His father had become a skillful smith in his native country, and after his marriage he lived in his native country until 1849. Family were all born near Belfast, Ireland ... ten children, Ann, who was born May 24, 1827; Eliza, who married John Blair and died in Millville, N.J., leaving two children, J.B. and Anna L.; the latter is a teacher; the third child in the family above mentioned was Jane W.; the fourth is Mrs. Nancy Watson, now residing in Wetern Township, this county; Mrs. Matilda A. Finlay is now a resident of Orion, this county; Mrs. Mary Garrity resides in Philadelphia, PA; William is also married and resides in Western Township; Maria L. and James; Alexander is married, and is yet residing at the parental home. On arrival in America the family located in Bucks Co. PA, near Trenton, N.J., July 2, 1849. The father died there September 3, following, aged 46. ... The mother and children .. secured a farm in Bucks Co., near Trenton, ... in 1871 to Illinois, Western Township (this county).
      Pg.626: JAMES E. BRECKENRIDGE, residing at Galva, was born July 7, 1834, in Bourbon Co., Ky., and is a son of Oliver H.P. and Nancy (Ellis) Breckenridge. The Breckenridge family came from Scotland to America in an early day, and settled in Virginia. The grandfather of James E. (John Breckenridge) moved to Bourbon Co., Ky., when he was a young man, and there followed the occupation of a farmer. He was married twice, his first wife being Miss M. Duncan, a native of Kentucky, and a sister of Governor Joseph Duncan, of this State, and was the mother of Oliver H.P. Breckenridge, who was the father of the subject of this notice. His mother died when he was six weeks old, and his father was a second time married, to Nancy Brooks, also a native of Kentucky. She is yet living near Paris, that State, and is the mother of 8 children, five boys and three girls. Her husband died in Kentucky in 1853, aged 81 years. He was a farmer by occupation. The father of our subject removed to Schuyler County, this State, in 1852, ... resided until the following year, returned to KY on a visit and there died, in 1853, at the age of 51 years. Married Nancy Ellis in Bourbon Co., who is yet living in Plattsburg, Mo., aged 71 years, 8 children ...
 

1910 "History of Henry County, Illinois" by Henry L. Kiner; pub. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co. (LH5436, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.338 D3k v.1&2 and film 934,987 items 1-2)
      Pg.57: A generation ago, Charles Martin and James Duncan had a slaughter house and rendering establishment in the edge of the Green River forest, a little northeast of the old bridge, half a mile west of the present one.
      Pg.787: 1890. December 8. Francis M. Duncan dies in South Dakota. Native of Henry county. Member 112th Illinois Volunteers.
      Vol.II, pg.867-868: GEORGE BAXTER DUNCAN, M.D. ... One of the best known physicians of Henry county is Dr. George Baxter Duncan, who has lived in Kewanee since 1897 and is now recognized as one of its leading medical men. He was born in Waukesha county, Wisconsin, October 26, 1854, a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Cation) Duncan. The father was a native of Scotland, who came to the United States when twenty-five years old, about 1830. Although a tailor by trade, he began farming upon his arrival in the new world. He had learned his trade in Edinburgh. His death occurred when he was eighty years old, but his wife died when sixty-two years old.
            Dr. Duncan was educated in the country schools and remained on the farm until he was twenty-three years old, when he decided to begin the study of medicine at Milton, Wisconsin, and was graduated in 1896 from what was then the National Medical College of Chicago but is now the Homeopathic Medical department of the Northwestern University. Subsequent to his graduation, Dr. Duncan went to Constantine, Michigan, but in 1897 located in Kewanee and has been in active practice here ever since. He is a member of the Physicians Club of Kewanee, ...
            In December, 1877, Dr. Duncan married Ella Whitbeck, a daughter of Jacob and Margaret Whitbeck, of Floyd, Iowa. She was graduated from the same school of medicine as her husband in the same class but has retired from active practice. Three children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Duncan, namely: Maud, who married Arthur Caverno, of New York city, manager of the Kewanee Water Supply Company; Edith, who married Fred Steer, of Kewanee, assistant foreman of the National Tube Works of Kewanee; and Ida, who married Thomas M. Biddlecombe, principal of schools of La Fayette, Illinois. Dr. Duncan is an excellent physician ...
      Vol.II, pg.897-898: WILLIAM HENRY, ... living in Wethersfield, native son of Henry county, born Kewanee, November 24, 1870. His father, George Washington Henry, was born in the town of Moy in the north part of Ireland, June 7, 1835, and was of Scotch parentage. Coming to this country when a young man, he made his way to the south, where he remained until the outbreak of the Civil war. He then enlisted in a southern regiment and served for two years in defense of the Confederacy. In 1863 he was married in Mexico to Miss Elizabeth Duncan, a native of Scotland, and they became parents of five children, namely: Mrs. F.G. Goodrich, of Kewanee; Thomas, who is now living on a farm in Wethersfield township; William, of this review; John B., who makes his home at La Fayette, Knox county, Illinois, where he is engaged in farming; and Anna, the wife of George Humfreville of Kewanee. ... (MAD: more on William Henry, not copied)
      Vol.II, pg.926-927: ALEXANDER L. LOVE ... who owns the greater part of section 8, Western township. He was born in County Antrim, Ireland, August 18, 1849, his parents being John and Mary A (Duncan) Love. He was but an infant in arms when they left their home and started upon their journey to the new world. After crossing the Atlantic, they settled in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, where the father soon afterward died, leaving a widow with ten children, of whom Alexander was the youngest. ... She managed to rear them and keep them together upon the Pennsylvania farm until 1871, when they removed to Henry Co. Illinois. ... until 1892, when she passed away in her 83rd year. ... One son, William Love, ... Ten children ... Ann, the eldest, has remained unmarried and makes her home with her brother Alexander. Elizabeth became the wife of John Blair but died in Millville, New Jersey, before the family came to Illinois. ... Jane lives in Chicago. Nancy is the widow of Joseph Watson. Matilda married William Finley who died in 1892 ... Mary resides in Chicago, her husband Hugh Gerrity having died several years ago. John also lives in Chicago. William ... died in 1895. Maria L., the next of the family, is unmarried and lives with her brother Alexander. James A. wedded Miss Anna Beatty who died about 22 years ago. Alexander L., the youngest, is the subject of this sketch. ....
 

1897 "A compendium of Freemasonry in Illinois : embracing a review of the introduction, development and present condition of all rites and degrees : together with biographical sketches of distinquished members of the fraternity" ed. by George William Warvelle; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. (LH8099, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.769: WILLIAM LOUIS DUNCAN, an enterprising young business man of Galva, who is now proprietor of a grocery store, was made a Mason in Galva Lodge, No.243, F. & A.M. He was initiated as an Entered Apprentice January 19, 1892, passed the Fellow-craft degree on the 9th of February, and was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on the 8th of March. ... Mr. Duncan is a native son of the city of Galva. He was born on the 6th of May, 1870, his parents being William Louis and Mary E. (Chichester) Duncan, natives of Pennsylvania and Long Island, respectively. When the father was twenty-one years of age he came to Illinois, in 1858, and he engaged in railroading, thereby obtaining the means to support his family. He died in 1891, at the age of fifty-two years, and his wife now survives him, at the age of fifty-two. He was a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, to which Mrs. Duncan also belongs. They had a family of five children, three of whom are now living.
      Mr. Duncan, whose name introduces this review, is the eldest living child. His boyhood days were quietly passed in the city of his birth and to the public-school system of Galva he is indebted for the educational privileges which he enjoyed. He entered upon his business career in a clerical capacity, and for a number of years remained in the employ of the firm of Higgins & Company. In January, 1897, he embarked in the grocery business on his own account, and is now meeting with satisfactory success. ... (MAD: no mention of a wife) (MAD: Galva, Henry Co. IL)
 

1908 "History of Whiteside County, Illinois : from its earliest settlement to 1908" by William W. Davis; pub. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co. (LH10955, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 1,000,522 items 1-2)
      Pg.1358,1361: R.B. DUNCAN owns and cultivates a farm of ninety-two acres in Erie township, largely devoting his time and attention to stock-raising and always keeping on hand good grades of stock. His life record began in Erie county, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1849, his parents being Alexander and Elizabeth (Chambers) Duncan, natives of Pennsylvania and of England, respectively. The year 1853 witnessed their removal westward to Illinois, at which time they located in Henry county upon a tract of rented land. Subsequently they removed to Whiteside county and Mr. Duncan purchased land, upon which he made his home until his death, converting the farm into a valuable property. He passed away in September, 1886, while his wife survived him for more than twelve years and died on the 4th of November, 1898. Mr. Duncan was married twice. By the first union he had two children: Nancy, now the widow of Milton Segar, a resident of Erie, Illinois; and Elizabeth, the wife of Alfred Clayton, whose home is in Kansas. By his second marriage Alexander Duncan became the father of five children: R.B.; Ella, the deceased wife of Burton Martin; Eva, the wife of David Lisby, a resident of "Campbell county, Illinois"; Mary, deceased; and Sarah, the wife of John Clayton, who is living in Kankakee county, Illinois.
            R.B. Duncan, reared upon the home farm, early became familiar with all the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist ... until he attained his majority. He then rented a farm for a few years and later purchased the homestead place of fifty-two acres on sections 7 and 8, to which he afterward added by the purchase of an additional tract of forty acres on section 13, Erie township. ...
            In 1875 Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Elizabeth Wiggins, who was born in Ohio in 1847, a daughter of Elijah and Julia (Stark) Wiggins, who were natives of the state of New York. The mother died in Ohio and the father passed away in Erie, Illinois. Their family numbered four children: Martha E., the wife of Ray Thompson, of Fenton township; Delbert A., a graduate of the Erie high school; Mabel D., deceased; and Mrs. Duncan. Both Mr. and Mrs. Duncan hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal church ... politically he is a republican ...
 

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.508: Jefferson Co., Valley Falls, Delaware Twp. JAMES F. DUNCAN, farmer, Section 3, P.O. Valley Falls, is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in Perry County, September 17, 1834. When two years of age removed with parents to Maryland, afterwards to West Virginia, and eventually to Illinois. In after years was a resident of Iowa for a time, agricultural pursuits being his vocation in life. August 9, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois Volunteer Infantry; participated in twenty-four open field engagements; among these were Franklin, Nashville, Atlanta, Lost Mountain and Rocky Face. Served until June 20, 1865, and was honorably discharged. Mr. Duncan came to Kansas in 1872. He is one among the substantial farmers of Jefferson County. He was married in Illinois to Miss Sarah J. Miller, a native of that State. By the union they have three children -- C.W., A.F. and E.E. (MAD: married Henry Co. IL; 1870 Greene Co. IA census)
 

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