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Last revised February 5, 2014

MADISON CO. IL
Formed 1812 from St. Clair
Edwards formed 1814 from Madison, Gallatin
Bond formed 1817 from Madison
Greene formed 1821 from Madison
Montgomery, Sangamon formed 1821 from Bond, Madison
Pike formed 1821 from Madison, Bond, Clark
Macoupin formed 1829 from Madison, Greene
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1818 Madison Co. IL State Census
(males over 21; other free whites)
        #271  Joseph Duncan     1 - 6


1820 Madison Co. IL State Census
(Males over 21; Other free whites)
Pg.144  #261  Joseph Duncan     1 - 7
   151  #564  Rice Duncan       1 - 7

1820 Madison Co. IL Federal Census
Silver Creek
Pg. 89  Joseph Duncan         200011      - 22010
          (MAD: Joseph Dunkin mar. Amey Vineyard 11/8/1804
            Barren Co. KY, bondsman William Duncan)
Greenfield
Pg.121  Andrew Dunagin        100010      - 31111
   134  Ann Dunigan           100110      - 00100
Ridge Prairie
Pg.143  Rice Duncan           110010      - 22010
          (MAD: 1810 Cumberland Co. KY census;
            1830 Morgan Co. IL census)


1830 Madison Co. IL Census
Pg.172  Joseph Duncan         0010,001    - 0011,101


1840 Madison Co. IL Census
Highland
Pg. 74  Joseph Duncan         0000,1001   - 0000,1001
    77  James Duncan          0010,101    - 0020,101
          (MAD: one James Duncan mar. Martha Woods 2/21/1840)
        John Duncan           0000,1      - 0001
          (MAD: one John Duncan mar. Mrs. Catherine Blackburn
             2/12/1847)
Ridge Prairie
Pg. 99  James Duncany?        0001,32     - 0000,2
Alton
Pg.134  Absalom Duncan        1012,001    - 121
          (1850 Macoupin Co. IL census)
        Franklin Duncan       0000,1      - 0000,1
          (1850 Macoupin Co. IL census;
             mar. Elizabeth Broadhead 10/8/1840)
Upper Alton (faint)
Pg.140  William L. Dincin?    0200,001    - 1010,02

1850 Madison Co. IL Census
Alton Island
Pg.333, #--, Archibald DUNCAN 25 OH, penitentiary, 1846, cooper
Twp.3N Range 8W
Pg.530, #135-135, James DUNCAN 42 TN farmer $450
                  Frances 39 TN
                  John 18, Joseph 16 IL
                  William 13, Benjamin 10 IL
                  Martha 7, Nathaniel 4, Isiah 1 IL
                  (MAD: 1860 Marion Co. IL census)
Twp.5N Range 8W
Pg.549, #41-41, Samuel SMITH 59 PA farmer $4000
                  Ruth 50 PA
                  David D. 21 PA farmer $0
                  William 14, Margarett 11 PA
                  Henry BLACK 14, Jane 10 PA
                  Charles ELLSBERRY 12 PA
                  Margaret AEKABOWER? 19 GERM
                  Hugh DUNCAN 24 PA farmer $0
Pg.553, #93-93, Daniel CROWDER 46 NC farmer $1200
                  Mary Ann 39 TN
                  Alexander N. 18 IL farmer
                  Mary Ann 17, Robert L. 12 IL
                  Elizabeth F. 8, Joshua L. IL
                  Albert B. 4, William A. 1 IL
                  Amanda L. DUNCAN 20 PA
Marine Settlement
Pg.567, #153-153, Joseph DUNCAN 67 NC farmer $4000
                  High M. (m) 32 IL
                  Mary P. 19 IL
                  Joseph F. 8, William M. 1 IL
                  (MAD: Hugh M. Duncan mar. Nancy J. Berry 3/4/1841, Martha R. Good 4/27/1845, and Mary Jane Savage 3/16/1848; MAD: see the Madison Co. IL Gen. Society newsletter "Stalker" Vol.7#2 and Vol.7#3 for more on this family)
 

1860 Madison Co. IL Census
Alton, 2nd Ward
Pg.75, #570-602, Gilbert DUNCAN 27 SCT moulder $200-$200
                  Sary J. 28 IRE
                  Elizabeth 2 IL
                  Mary 25 SCT
                  "Marian" HUTCHSON (m) 8 SCT
                  (MAD: Gilbert Duncan mar. Sarah Jane McNeil 1/1/1857)
Alton
Pg.165, ---, Penitentiary, includes
                  Thomas DUNCAN 66 SC carpenter -- larceny
                  (MAD: ?? perhaps Bates Co. MO 1850 or Richland Co. SC 1850 ???)
Twp.5 Range 9, Upper Alton
Pg.209, #1573-1579, Hiram DUNCAN 35 TN day laborer $0-$0
                  F.W. ROACH (m) 56 Switz. farmer $0-$0
                  Charlott 51 Switz. -- $2700-$500
                  Rynold (m) 25 Switz. m/in/year
                  Theresa (f) 22 Switz. m/in/year
                  Mary 18 Switz.
                  Charles 12 TX
                  Mary 10 IL
                  Nicholas WEILS 40 Switz. day laborer
                  Wm. CONNER 15 Switz. day laborer
Twp.3N Range 8W, Collinsville
Pg.479, #265-260, John FISHE 49 Mitunburg? merchant $600-$1000
                  Catherine 40 Mitunburg?
                  Caroline 17, Mina (f) 15 MO
                  Mary 12, George 9, Carl 6 IL
                  Adasse? (m) 4, Henry 1 IL
                  John DUNCAN 14 IL
                  Geo. GLANTER? 22 Prussia laborer
Pg.482, #287-282, James S. PURS? 39 NY miller $5000-$800
                  Amelia 33 IL
                  Ellen 6, Thos. 4, Lucy 2 IL
                  Eliza W. COLLINS 55 PA Indian
                  Saml. LONG 28 KY doctor $8000-$200
                  Elizabeth A. 34 IL
                  Ann 4 IL
                  Louise DUNCAN 30 "Missi" MULATTO servant
                  Minnio? CLARK (f) 20 NH schoolteacher
Twp.3N Range 5W, Highland
Pg.566, #910-892, Frances SAVAGE (f) 50 NC housekeeper $9600-$300
                  David 15, Harriet 13, James 9 IL
                  Nathaniel DUNCAN 21 IL deaf & dumb
Twp.3N Range 9W, Venice
Pg.675, #1658-1635, Cary WINGAN? (m) 49 TN farmer $0-$700
                  Eliza 46 TN
                  Robt. B. 20 ARK
                  Joseph W. 11, Margaret C. 9 IL
                  Eliza E. 6 IL
                  Wallace WHEELER 30 IL farm hand
                  Aaron TAYLOR 25 IL farm hand
                  Wm. DUNCAN 21 IL farm hand
 

1870 Madison Co. IL Census
Twp.3 Range 5, P.O. Highland
Pg.33, #1579-1650, DUNCAN, Joseph 27 IL farmer $7000-$1500
                  Lucilla 23 IL house keeper
                  Birtha (f) 4, Cora B. (f) 3 IL
                  Lawson (m) 10/12 IL b.Aug.
Pg.33, #1581-1652, HERVEY, Mary 38 IL house keeper $6000-$1600
                  DUNCAN, Mary 17 IL
                  Margaret 13, Sarah 13 IL
                  Alice 11, Herman (m) 7, Lillie (f) 2 IL
Twp.3 Range 6, P.O. St.Jacob
Pg.78, #1071-1139, DUNCAN, Joseph 28 IL (white) farmer $?? (too faint)
                  Mary 23 IL housekeeper
                  MOSS?, Lafatte (m) 45? IL porter $4000-$?000
                  (MAD: too faint to read)
Twp.3 Range 7, P.O. Troy
Pg.132, #689-739, DUNCAN, Joseph 29 TN (white) farmer $0-$300
                  Harriet 22 OH house keeper
                  Charles 2 IN
                  SISNEY, Elizabeth 52 OH (blank)
                  Stephen 12 IN
Twp.4 Range 7, P.O. Edwardsville
Pg.145, #13-13, MANION, Wm. 55 IRE farmer $30,000-$1000, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 55 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  MANION, M. (m) 18 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  M. (m) 15 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Wm. 18 MS (white) (blank)
                  MANION, Bridget 35 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  (MAD: see also pg.239)
Twp.4 Range 8, P.O. Edwardsville
Pg.239, #64-66, MANION, Wm. 55 IRE farmer $8000-$2700, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 50 IRE keeps house, parents of foreign birth
                  Martin 19 IL farm hand, parents of foreign birth
                  Michael 16 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 13 MO, parents of foreign birth
                  Bridget 32 IRE, parents of foreign birth
                  Wm. DUNCAN 18 GA (white) farm hand
                  (MAD: Wm. Duncan as written; see also pg.145)
Twp.3 Range 9, P.O. Collinsville
Pg.336, #262-262, RICHARD, Chris. (m) 56 BADen farmer $0-$100, parents of foreign birth
                  Louis (m) 24 BADen farmer, parents of foreign birth
                  HUFF, Phillip 29 HESsen laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, John 26 AR (white) farmer $0-$180
                  Katie 30 TN house keeper
                  Arthur 13 TN (blank)
                  CHAMP, Lumis (m) 76 VA (blank)
                  CATES (ATES?), Nelly (f) 15 TN (blank)
                  (MAD: ages and birthplaces as given)
Alton (town) (page light)
Pg.410, #307-303, DUNCAN, Gilbert 37 SCT (white) (too faint) $2500?-$1000, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah J. 33 IRE housekeeper, parents of foreign birth
                  Eliza 13 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  James 10, Bella (f) 8 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  Ester? (f) 6, John 3 IL, parents of foreign birth
Twp.3 Range 10, P.O. Venice
Pg.531, #140-140, DUNCAN, Anna 31 MO (white) house keeper $0-$0
                  Caroline 3 IL
Twp.6 Range 10, Monticello P.O.
Pg.565, #356-337, BRENNAN, Morton? (m) 45 IRE day laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Elisy 44 IRE housekeeper, parents of foreign birth
                  Sa... (m) 15 NY, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 13 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  Marthy (f) 9 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  RILEY, Wm. 25 IRE R.R. Laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  GRAMLEY?, Gordon?? 25 IL? R.R. laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  DUCAN, John 33 IRE (blank), parents of foreign birth
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Go to the Madison Co. IL Estate Records
 

LAND RECORDS

Madison Co. IL Deed Index 1817-1875 (SLC 12/12/2013)
   Record (Deed) Book, Grantor to Grantee, Entry Book (FHL film 505,989)
      11-609: Duncan, James M. to John Tilson Jr., Entry Book 5-173 (1814-1822)
      21-32: Duncan, James to Rose McKnight & Dillon, Entry 6-397 (1840)
      21-50: Duncan, James to Henry Wood, 6-403
      20-275: Duncan, James to A. Shaffer, 6-406
      20-367? (20-342?): Duncan, James to H. Mournes?, 6-411 (not found)
      23-29: Duncan, James to Jacob Swigart, 7-45 (1841)
      22-197: Duncan, James to J.A. Letcher, 7-88 (1842)
      21-394: Duncan, James to J.A. Letcher, 7-114 (1842)
      26-405: Duncan, J. & C. et al by Com. 18th to James Duncan et al, 7-317 (1845)
      27-455: Duncan, James by Comrs to Alexander Ferguson, 7-372
      28-285: Duncan, Hugh M. to Solomon Koepple, 8-61 (1846)
      31-205: Duncan, R.E. to William Hadley, 8-280 (1849)
      37-538: Duncan, Joseph to Christian Haenne, 9-413 (1850)
      Quit 1851
   Record (Deed) Book, Grantee from Grantor, Entry Book (FHL film 505,990)
      11-148: Duncan & Smith, 1835, from Henry Scott, Entry Book 5-117
      13-498: Duncan, James, 1836, from Moses Whiteside, 5-278
      13-499: Duncan, James from Jacob Swigart, 5-278
      15-119: Duncan, Joseph from Wm. G. Penkard, 1837, 6-33
      19-186: Duncan, James from Moses Whiteside, 1839, 6-355
      20-273: Duncan, James, 1840, from H. Woods, 6-405
      20-274: Duncan, James from Rose McKnight & Dillon, 6-405
      20-275: Duncan, James from Shaffer Alexander, 6-406
      21-58: Duncan, James from H. Mount, 6-406
      20-448: Duncan, James, 1841, from John Giger?, 7-17
      20-448: Duncan, James, 1841, from A. Shaffer, 7-17
      23-83: Duncan, John, 1841, from P. Shaffer, 7-57
      23-84: Duncan, John, 1841, from A. Shaffer, 7-57
      26-405: Duncan, James et al, 1845, from J. & C. Duncan & Stokes by Comr, 7-317
      27-279: Duncan, John, 1845, from Isaac A. Letcher, 7-336
      34-459: Duncan, J.M. decd. & others, 1850, from Sheriff's Cert. of Levi, 9-293
      37-540: Duncan, Joseph, 1850, from Joseph Semple, 9-413
      37-541: Duncan, Joseph, 1850, from Joseph Semple, 9-413
      39-5: Duncan, Joseph, 1851, from Martin Watts, 9-460
      Quit
 

Madison Co. IL Deeds (SLC 12/12/2013)
   Book 10 (cont. from p.411), Book 11 1830-1837, Book 12 1834-1837, Book 13 1835-1836 (to p.519) (FHL film 484,054)
      11-148: No.123. 7 Feb. 1835, Henry Scott of Clinton Co. IL to John C. Smith and James Duncan of Joe Davisse Co. IL, for $492 paid, sell tracts of land or lots of ground in Madison Co. IL, commencing at a corner 90 rods east from SW corner of Sec.16 Twp.5N Range 9W, running from thence east along the southern boundary of said section 50 rods, then north 320 rods, then west 50 rods, then south 320 rods to the beginning corner, making the survey to include 100 acres; also one equal undivided half of SW 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.5N Range 9W containing 47-3/100 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Henry Scott. Wit. F.Y. Ewing. Ack. 7? Feb. 1835 before James W. Berry, Clerk of Circuit Court of Fayette Co. IL. (recording date not given on this page) (FHL film 484,054)
      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)
   Book 13 (cont. from p.520; typed book), Book 14 1835-1849, Book 15 1836-1847 (typed book), Book 16 1837-1839 (FHL film 484,055)
      13-498/499: No.470. 7 April 1836, Moses Whitesides of Madison Co. IL for $2,000 paid by James Duncan of St.Clair Co. IL, sell messuage, tenement and tract of land in Madison Co. IL, SE 1/4 Sec.20 and NW 1/4 Sec.28 in Twp.3N Range 8W, one quarter containing 155 acres remaining and the other 160 excepting 26 acres and 16/100 of an acre out of SE 1/4 Sec.20 afsd which piece now belongs to Jacob Swiggart, the whole hereby conveyed amounting to 288 acres and 83/100 of an acre, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Moses Whitesides. Wit. Stephen Johnson, Samuel Swigard. Ack. 8 April 1836 before Stephen Johnson, J.P., Madison Co. IL. Recorded 15 April 1836. (FHL film 484,055)
      13-499/500: No.471. 7 April 1836, Jacob Swigart and Esther Ann his wife of Madison Co. IL for $200 paid by James Duncan of St.Clair Co. IL, sell to said James Duncan a tract or parcel of land in Madison Co. IL, being a part of SE 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.3N Range 8W, commencing at SW corner of SE 1/4 Sec.20, then north 13 chains to a stake, then north 87 degrees east 20 chains and 86 links to a stake, then south 14 chains to south line of Sec.20, then west with said line 20 chains and 86 links to the beginning, being the same land mortgaged by Richard Morehead to Jacob Swigart and by said Swigart a permissive use and occupancy for life to Mrs. Morehead under restrictions and limitations containing 26 acres and 17/100 of an acre, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Jacob (X) Swigart, Esther Ann (X) Swigart. Wit. Stephen Johnson, Samuel Swigard [as spelled]. Ack. 8 April 1836 before Stephen Johnson, J.P., Madison Co. IL. Recorded June 15, 1836. (FHL film 484,055)
      15-119/121: No.69. 5 Jan. 1837, William G. Pinckard and Elizabeth his wife of Alton [Madison Co.], IL, to Joseph Duncan of Morgan Co. IL, for $9?,641.88 paid, sell parcel of land in Counties of Greene and Macoupin, IL, the E 1/2 Sec.32 Twp.8N Range 9W, also NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.30 Twp.8N Range 9W, also E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.8N Range 10W, also E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.8N Range 10W, also NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.8N Range 10W, also NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.7N Range 10W, also N end of W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.8N Range 10W, also certain part of Lot No.1 in Block No.3 in Baxter's? addition to Alton, being 123 1/2 feet front on Liberty Street by 150 feet deep on Bagal?? Street, the same tract sold to said Pinckard by Warranty deed by John Bostwick & wife on 2 May 1836, also lot in Alton on SE corner of Penitentiary tract which was laid off into lots & sold by the inspectors which is bounded beg. at corner of State & Second Streets, then ... being the same lot on which said Pinckard is now erecting a brick store, with appurtenances, warrant title, but said William G. Pinckard this day executed his promissory note to party of 2nd part, said note for $9,841.?? 5 years after date, to pay Joseph Duncan $9,641.83 with 12% interest payable semi-annually in each & every year, for value recd, Jan. 5, 1837, /s/ Wm. G. Pinckard. Now if the note is paid, this to be void. /s/ William G. Pinckard, Elisabeth (X) Pinckard. Wit. for Wm. G. Pinckard only, J.M. Krum; both, John H. Sparr. Ack. 6 Jan. 1837 before John H. Sparr, Notary Public, Madison Co. IL. Recorded Jan. 11, 1837. (FHL film 484,055)
   Book 17 1837-1838, Book 18 1838-1841, Book 20 1839-1843, Book 21 1840-1849 (to p.371; typed book), Book 19 1839-1844 (FHL film 484,056)
      19-186/187: 15 Nov. 1839, Moses Whiteside of Madison Co. IL to James Duncan of afsd, for $2,000 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Madison Co., 1/9 part of 400 acres of land, being claim numbered 519, survey no. 591, in Twp.4N Range 8W?, being 1/9 part of W 1/2 of NW fractional quarter Sec.21 in Twp. & Range afsd, containing 80 acres of land more or less and 1/9 part of Town Lot in City of Alton in Madison Co. IL, Lot No.3 in Block No.7, Lot No.2 in Block 24, Lot No.4 in Block 28, Lot No.7 in Block 30, Lots 11? and 12 in Block No.31, Lot 4 in Block 32, Lots 6, 7 and 16 in Block 42, Lot 4 in Block 46, Lots 4 and 6 in Block 47, and No.3 in Block 48, and also 1/9 part of 1/5 part of following 7 lots in Blocks No.1 and 2 in Michanics Square in afsd City of Lower Alton, to wit, No.2, 4, 6 and 8 in Block No. 1, Lots No.5, 7 and 8 in Block No. 2, and also one undivided ninth part of one undivided fifth part of tract of land contained in following boundary, beg. at Mississippi River where the east line of Henry Sk... (bottom line too blurred) the east line of such? Street to the northern line of 9th Street in said City, then ... (not copied here) to the dividing line between NE and SE 1/4s of Sec.11 Twp.5N Range 10W, then east to dividing line between said Sec.11 and Sec.12 in lot mentioned, then ... to the Mississippi River, then with the meanders of said river to the beginning, containing by computation 80 acres more or less, also commencing at a corner 90 rods east from SW corner of Sec.16 Twp.5N Range 9W, then east along the southern boundary, then ... containing 100 acres, to wit, the one undivided sixth of the undivided half of SW 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.5N Range 9W, with appurtenances, /s/ Moses Whiteside. Wit. Will E. Starr. Ack. 15 Nov. 1839 before Wm. Tyler Brown, Clerk of Circuit Court in Madison Co. IL. Recorded (too faint) 1839. (FHL film 484,056)
      20-273/274: 11? April 1840, Henry Woods of Suffolk Co. Massachusetts for $? paid, sell to James Duncan of Madison Co. IL that tract or parcels of land in Madison Co. IL, 40 acres of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.32? (33?) Twp.5N Range 5W, also NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.4N Range 5W containing 38-?/100 acres, also one other tract being a part of NW 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.4N Range 5W, bounded ... containing ?5 acres, in all 103+ acres, warrant title. /s/ Henry Wood by S. Griggs, his attorney of record. Ack. 15 April 1840 by Stephen Griggs, attorney for Henry Wood, before John N?. Krum?. Recorded May 23, 1840. (FHL film 484,056)
      20-274/275: 25 March 1840, John M. Rose, Thomas McKnight, and Gregory Dillon, all of City of New York, Merchants and copartners under the name and firm of ??, to James Duncan of state of IL, for $600 paid, sell piece or parcel of land in Madison Co. IL, the North 1/3 part of NW 1/4 and North 1/3 part of W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.4N Range 5W to be laid off by a line running parallel with the northern line of said Sec.4 ...excepting out of this conveyance that part of the tract heretofore sold by Alexander Johnson to Benjamin Rimmer, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Jno. Mason Rose, Tho. McKnight, Gregory Dillon by Tho. McKnight his attorney. Wit. R.J. Dillon. Ack. 25 March 1840 before Rd. J. Dillon, Notary Public, City of New York, County of New York, State of New York. Recorded May 23, 1840. (FHL film 484,056)
      20-275/276: Nov. 15, 1839, Article of Agreement between Alexander Shaffer and James Duncan, that Shaffer sells to James Duncan 12 acres of timber land which I bought of Peter Shaffer and 40 acres of Prarie lying east of Thomas Johnsons, ?? two lots in town of Fity? James for which I have ..., warrant title. Received 3 horses and 1 set of gears at $300 leaving a balance of 175 dollars due me on delivery of title as aforesaid on or before 30 days from this time, persesion given in 1 weak. Wit. A. Shaffer, James Duncan. Wit. Peter Shaffer. Recorded May 223, 1840. (FHL film 484,056)
      21-32/33: 25 March 1840, James Duncan and Elizabeth his wife of Madison Co. IL to John M. Rose, Thomas McKnight and Gregory Dillon, all of City of New York, State of New York, for $600 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. IL, the North 1/3 part of NW 1/4 and North 1/3 part of W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.4N Range 5W to be laid off by a line running parallel with northern line of said Sec.4 ... excepting out of this conveyance that part of said tract heretofore sold by Alexander Johnson to Benjamin Rimmer, with appurtenances, provided that James Duncan has executed 3 promissory notes payable to order of Rose McNight & Co. in 1, 2 and 3 years, after their respective dates which is 10 March 1840, each for $200 with interest, now if the 3 notes are satisfied, this is void. /s/ James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan. Wit. James Blair, Jno. Johnston. Ack. 13 April 1840 before Wm. Carr Lane, Mayor of city of St. Louis, St. Louis Co. MO. Recorded April 15, 1840. (FHL film 484,056)
      21-49/51: 11 April 1840, James Duncan and Elizabeth his wife of Madison Co. IL to Henry Wood of Boston, Suffolk Co. MA, for $500 paid, sell parcels of land in Madison Co. IL, 40 acres of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.33 Twp.5N Range 5W, also NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.4N Range 5W containing 38-13/100 acres, also part of NW 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.4N Range 5W beg. at NW corner then south 53 rods to a stone corner, ... containing 25 acres, and in all 103-13/100 acres, with appurtenances, upon the condition that if party of first part pay party of second part $500 per notes executed this day, one at 1 year for $166.67, one at 2 years for $166.66, and one at 3 years for $166.67, with interest at 6%, total $500, this is void. ... /s/ James Duncan, Elizabith Duncan. Wit. James Blair, Jno. Johnston. Ack. 13 April 1840 before Wm. Carr Lane, Mayor of City of St. Louis, St. Louis Co. MO. Recorded May 12, 1840. (FHL film 484,056)
      21-58/59: 5 May 1840, Henry Mount and "Schorlott" his wife of Madison Co. IL to James Duncan of afsd, for $600 paid, sell parcel of land in afsd, N 1/3 part of NW 1/4 and N 1/3 part of W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.4N Range 5W, to be laid off by line running parallel with northern line of said Sec.4, excepting out of this conveyance that part heretofore sold by Alexander Johnson to Benjamin Rimmer, with appurtenances, but if party of first part pay party of second part $600 in 3 notes dated 8 April 1840 and payable annually, one for $200 payable 10 March 1841, one for $200 due 10 March 1842, and one for $200 payable 10 March 1843, with interest, this is void. /s/ Henry Mount, Charlotte Mount. Mortgage ack. 5 May 1840 before James Reynolds, J.P., Madison Co. IL. Recorded May 23?, 1840. (FHL film 484,056)
   Book 21 (cont. from p.372), Book 22 1841-1846, Book 23 1841-1859, Book 24 1841-1859, Book 25 1842-1849 (to p.300) (FHL film 484,057)
      21-394/395: James Duncan of Madison Co. IL to secure payment of money, and for $1 paid, sell to Isaac A. Letcher of St. Louis, sell goods and chattles in schedule annexed and now in possession of said James Duncan, he to pay $2515 according to a note bearing even date, if paid, this void ... 4 April 1842. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. J.G. Cameron. Schedule of property, ... horses, cattle, etc. Ack. 4 April 1842 before Erastus Wheeler, J.P., Madison Co. IL. Recorded April 25, 1842. (FHL film 484,057)
      22-197: 22 Dec. 1841, James Duncan of Madison Co. IL to Isaac A. Letcher of City of St.Louis, MO, for $3,225 paid, sell parcels in Madison Co. IL, SE 1/4 Sec.20, and NW 1/4 Sec.28 in Twp.3N Range 8W, 1/4 containing 155 acres remaining, and the other 160 excepting 26 acres and 17/100 of an acre out of SE 1/4 Sec.20 which now belongs to Jacob Swaggart, the whole amounting to 288-83/100 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. Wm. T. Brown. Ack. 7 Jan. 1842 before Wm. Thomas, Clerk of Circuit Court for Madison Co. IL. Recorded Jan.7, 1842. (FHL film 484,057)
      23-29/30: James Duncan of Madison Co. IL for $2,000 paid, sell and quit claim to Jacob Swiggart my claim in possession or expectancy to parcel of land in Madison Co., one N part of 400 acres of land, being claim No.519, survey 491, Twp.4N Range 8W, in north part of W 1/2 NW fractional 1/4 Sec.21 Twp. and range afsd, containing 52 acres more or less, and? NW of the undivided 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.3N Range 8W containing 80 acres more or less, and the 1/9 part of lots in City of Alton, Madison Co. IL, Lot 3 in Block 7, Lot 2 in Block 24, Lot 4 in Block 28, Lot 7 in Block 30, Lots 3 and 12 in Block 31, Lot 4 in Block 32, Lots 6, 7, and 16 in Block 42, Lot 4 in Block 46, Lots 4 and 6 in Block 47 ("faty seven") and Lot No.3 in Block 48, and also 1/9 part of 1/5 part of seven lots in Block 1 and 2 in Mechanics ?? in afsd City of Alton, Lots 2, 4, 6, and 8 in Block (blank? or in fold), and Lots 5, 7 and 8 in Block 2, and also one? undivided North part of one undivided fifth part of that tract of land contained in the following boundary, beg. at Mississippi River where the east line of Henry Stat? in said City of Alton links said ?? then along east line of said street to northern line of ?? ...to the dividing line between NE and SE 1/4 of Sec.11 Twp.5N Range 10W to the dividing line ... between Sec.13 and 14 in last mentioned twp. & range to the Mississippi River, then with the meanders of the River to the beginning, containing by computation 80 acres more or less, also commencing at a corner 90 rods east from SW corner of Sec.16, Twp.5N Range 9W, then ... containing 100 acres, to wit, the one undivided sixth of the same, also the undivided sixth of the undivided half of SW 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.4N Range 9W, with appurtenances. 11 June 1841, /s/ James Duncan. Wit. Wm. T. Brown. Ack. 11 June 1841 before Wm. Tyler Brown, Clerk of Circuit Court, Madison Co. IL. Recorded June 11, 1841. (FHL film 484,057)
      23-83/84: 7 Feb. 1840, Peter Shaffer and Rebeca his wife of Madison Co. IL to John Duncan of afsd, for $90 paid, sell tract or lot of land in afsd, beg. at NW corner of John Hockett in Sec.9 Twp.4N Range 5W, then south with said John Hockett's line 22 rods, then west, then north 25 rods, then east to the beginning, so as to include 12 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Peter (X) Shaffer, Rebeca (X) Shaffer. Wit. J. Reynolds, Nancy Thorpe. Ack. 7 Feb. 1840 before James Reynolds, J.P., Madison Co. IL. Recorded Aug. 18, 1841? (1840?). (FHL film 484,057)
      23-84: 6 Feb. 1840, Alexander Shaffer and Elizabeth F. his wife of Madison Co. IL to John Duncan of afsd, for $250 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. IL, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.33 Twp.5N Range 5W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ A. Shaffer, E.F. Shaffer. Wit. Julian L. Barasback, Wm. Gonesan?. Ack. 6 Feb. 1840 before Julius L. Barasback, J.P., Madison Co. IL. Recorded Aug. 18, 1841. (FHL film 484,057)
   Book 25 (cont. from p.301), Book 26 1843-1847 (FHL film 484,058 Items 1-2)
      26-405/407: That at the Oct. term of Madison Circuit Court, IL, in 1844, decree was entered, William N. Wickliff vs. James Duncan, William Duncan, John Duncan, Benjamin Duncan and Jane Duncan his wife and Mary Metcalf, heirs at law of Coleman Duncan, deceased, and George R. Stoker, Bill for Relief & Specific Performance. And now at this day again came as well the said complainant by G.T?.M. Davis and Edward Keating his solicitor as the said defendant James Duncan by W. Martin his solicitor and the cause set for hearing ... the answer of said James Duncan exhibited, and court having heard the evidence and argument of council ... a judgment pro confesso had passed by other defendants in the cause at a prior ?? term of this court, doth order and adjudge and decree that defendant George R. Stoker convey by a good deed of warranty to the said James Duncan, William Duncan, John Duncan, Benjamin Duncan and Jane Duncan his wife and Mary Metcalf, heirs at law of Coleman Duncan decd in the pleadings mentioned within 30 days from the date of the decree, Lot No.8 in Block No.2 in town of Collinsville in Madison Co. IL, being the tract or lot of land mentioned in the complaint ... in the event that George R. Stoker neglecting or refusing to convey the lot or tract of ground to the above heirs at law of said Coleman Duncan decd within the time above, in that case John G. Cameron Esq. the Master in Chancery of this Court is hereby appointed a commissioner for such purpose ... after the deed is recorded, the said James Duncan, William Duncan, John Duncan, Benjamin Duncan and Jane Duncan his wife and Mary Metcalf, heirs of said Coleman Duncan, shall convey by a deed of warranty to said complainant William N. Wickliff within 30 days after recording the deed from George R. Stoker, but George R. Stoker failed to make the deed, John G. Cameron Master in Chancery as commissioner for such purpose sell to James Duncan, William Duncan, John Duncan, Benjamin Duncan and Jane Duncan his wife and Mary Metcalf the above lot of land, with appurtenances, 6 Jan. 1845. /s/ John G. Cameron, Master in Chancery and Commissioner. Wit. Wm. T. Brown. Ack. 6 Jan. 1845 before Wm. Tyler Brown, Clerk of Circuit Court for Madison Co. IL. Recorded Jan. 7, 1845. (FHL film 484,058) (MAD: see Hopkins Co. KY and Jo Daviess Co. IL)
   Book 27 1844-1847, Book 28 1846-1849 (FHL film 484,059)
      27-279/280: 21 Jan. 1845, Isaac A. Letcher and Julia his wife to John Duncan of Madison Co. IL, for $2500 paid, sell tract of land in Madison Co. IL, SE 1/4 Sec.20 and NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.3N Range 8W, one quarter containing 155 acres remaining, and the other quarter containing 160 acres excepting out of the SE 1/4 Sec.20, 26 acres and 17/100 acre, as on 7 April 1836, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Isaac A. Letcher, Julia A. Letcher. Wit. Sarah D?. Kibly?, Thos. P. Gurney?. Ack. 21 Jan. 1845 before S.L. Parlow, Clerk, St.Louis Co. MO. Recorded April 8, 1845. (FHL film 484,059)
      27-455/457: 13 Sept. 1845, James M. Wight, a special commissioner appointed by circuit court of Winnebago Co. in the Chancery Suit on behalf of Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, William Primrose and Elizabeth Primrose his wife, George Porter and Elspet Porter his wife, and unknown heirs and devisees of James Duncan decd, to release and convey to Alexander Ferguson all the interest which the said Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, William Primrose and Elizabeth Primrose his wife, George Porter and Elspet Porter his wife, and the unknown heirs and devisees of James Duncan decd. all or any of them have or by any possibility might have to several tracts or parcels of land of the first part, to Alexander Ferguson of City of St.Louis, MO. Whereas David Chalmers, William Sitle?, John George Grals, Robert Cotler, Peter Williamson, Alexander Foulertan, Alexander Smith, Thos. Chalmers and Nathaniel Huguhon? as directors of the Aberdeen North American Investment and Loan Company, lately, on 8 Feb. 1845, filed their bill of complaint on the chancery side of said Circuit Court of Winnebago Co. against Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, William Primrose and Elizabeth Primrose his wife, George Porter and Elspet Porter his wife, Alexander Ferguson, and the unknown heirs and devisees of James Duncan decd, setting forth that one William Taylor late of city of St.Louis decd, in his lifetime as agent of the complainants but in his own name purchased diverse parcels of land in Winnebago Co. IL, and after purchase, William Taylor died seized of the legal title of said land but as trustee of said complainant ... leaving as his heirs at law Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, Elizabeth Primrose wife of William Primrose and Elspet Porter wife of George Porter, that said William Taylor by his last will devised his real estate to Alexander Ferguson afsd and to James Duncan now decd but then of city of New Orleans LA, which will after the death of said William Taylor was duly admitted to probate and recorded in the Parish and city of New Orleans, LA, and after the admission of the will to probate, the said James Duncan had died, the heirs and division unknown to said complainants, the complainants praying the Court of Chancery would decree the said Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, William Primrose and Elizabeth his wife, George Porter and Elspet his wife, Alexander Ferguson, and the unknown heirs and devisees of James Duncan decd, to convey and release the tracts of land to Alexander Ferguson or such other persons ... and the Circuit Court on Chancery sitting on 21 April 1845 by its decree ... required ... to make a deed to Alexander Ferguson ... and they having neglected to do this, ... appointed a special commissioner, James M. Wight, in behalf of (the above), for $1, sell tracts or parcels of land in Madison Co. IL, equal undivided 1/4 of W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.27 and equal undivided 1/2 of N 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.3 Range 1W, with appurtenances ... to Alexander Ferguson. /s/ James M. Wight. Wit. S.M. Church. Ack. 13 Sept. 1845 before Selden M. Church, Clerk, Winnebago Co. IL. Recorded Oct. 20, 1845. (FHL film 484,059)
      28-285/286: 30 May 1846, Hugh M. Duncan of Madison Co. IL to Solomon Koeffle of same, for $120 paid, sell parcels of land in Madison Co. IL, SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.12 containing 40 acres, also NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.14 containing 40 acres, all in Twp.3N Range 5W, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ H.M. Duncan. Wit. Joseph Duncan, Joseph Koeffle. Ack. 30 May 1846 before Joseph Duncan, acting J.P. Madison Co. IL. Recorded Sept. 9, 1846. (FHL film 484,059)
   Book 31 (cont. from p.191), Book 32 1848-1849, Book 33 1849-1853, Book 34 1849-1852, Book 35 1849 (to p.155) (FHL film 484,060)
      31-205/206: Robert E. Duncan of Hopkins Co. KY for $65 paid, sell to William Hadley of Madison Co. IL, all my right ... as well in possession as in expectancy of all the estate both real and personal of John Duncan decd late of Madison Co. IL, with appurtenances, provided said Robert E. Duncan shall pay to said William Hadley $65 specified in a certain note bearing even date executed by said Robert E. Duncan to said William Hadley, then this is void. 15 March 1849. /s/ Robert E. (X) Duncan. Wit. Horace Sook. Ack. 15 March 1849 before Horace Sook, J.P., Madison Co. IL. Recorded March 20, 1849. (FHL film 484,060)
      34-459: Madison Co. IL, I certify that by virtue of a writ of execution to me from Circuit Court of St.Clair Co. in favor of Edward Norton and against James Duncan decd. and Rescarick Aynes dated 17 June 1850, I did on 22 June 1850 levy upon real estate in Madison Co. IL, the SE 1/4 Sec.20 except 26 acres and 17/100 of an acre, out of SW corner of said SE 1/4, containing 133-83?/100 acres, also NW 1/4 Sec.28 except 5 acres out of SE corner of said NW 1/4, containing 155 acres, both of which tracts are in Twp.3N Range 8W of 3rd principal meridian. /s/ A. Miller, Shff. M.C., by F.T. Krafft, Dpt. Recorded June 22, 1850. (FHL film 484,060)
   Book 35 (cont. from p.156), Book 36 1850-1851, Book 37 1850-1852, Book 39 1851 (to p.311) (FHL film 484,061)
      37-538/540: 14 Nov. 1850, Joseph Duncan of Madison Co. IL to Christian Haenna of afsd, for $60 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. IL, Lot No.9? Block 39 in Town of Highland, being 60 feet front by 140 feet deep, subject to an allocation of Jocho KK? Street as laying south and Seal? Street according to an agreement recorded in afsd county, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan. Wit. Joseph Suppiger. Ack. 14 Nov. 1850 before Joseph Suppiger, J.P. of Madison Co. IL. Recorded Dec. 20, 1850. (FHL film 484,061)
      37-540/541: 16 July 1844, James Semple by his attorney in fact Joseph Suppiger of Madison Co. IL to Joseph Duncan of Madison Co. IL, in consideration of the improvement made upon these premises by party of 2nd part, receipt hereby acknowledged, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. IL, Lot No.4 in Block 39 in Town of Highland, 50 feet front by 140 feet deep, this lot is subject to the alteration of Yakerille?? Street as laying south of said street according to the agreement recorded at Edwardsville, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Semple by his attorney in fact Joseph Suppiger. Wit. J.W. Jones, Solam Koipfle.? Ack. 16 July 1841 before James Rynolds, J.P. Madison Co. IL. Recorded Dec. 20, 1850. (FHL film 484,061)
      37-541/542: 16 Oct. 1846, James Semple and Mary his wife to Joseph Duncan, for $100 paid, quit claim that certain parcel of land now in the possession of said party of 2nd part in Town of Highland, Madison Co. IL, Lot No.4 in Block No.39 in said Town of Highland, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Semple, Mary S. Semple. Wit. Geo. T. Brown. Ack. 19 Oct. 1846 before Geo. T. Brown, J.P., Madison Co. IL. Recorded Dec. 20, 1850. (FHL film 484,061)
      39-5/6: 8 Feb. 1851, Martin Watts and Margaret his wife to Joseph Duncan of Madison Co. IL, for $200 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. IL, SW 1/4 Sec.22 Twp.5N Range 6W containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title, provided that if party of first part shall pay a note bearing even date herewith payable to said Joseph Duncan by said Martin Watts, this obligation be void. /s/ Martin Watts, Margaret Watts. Wit. Geo. W. Lowdon. Mortgage ack. before George W. Lowdon, Clerk of County Court of Jersey Co. IL, 8 Feb. 1851. Recorded Feb. 12, 1851. [Sideways note: Mortgage satisfied as per power of attorney, recorded Book 59 page 175, /s/ Ths?. O. Iminger?, Atty in fact for Joseph Duncan.] (FHL film 484,061)
 

COURT RECORDS

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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, Hiram M., widow Duncan, Joan S.; B 128 & C 9 Ill. Inf.; 1890 Feb. 25, Invalid Appl. #757784, Cert. #773927, Ill.; 1911 Sept. 21, Widow Appl. #972108, Cert. #730555, Ill. (MAD: ? 1850 Williamson Co. IL census; & see Madison Co. IL)
      Duncan, John W., widow Duncan, Mary C.; C & H 9 Ill. Inf.; 1886 Feb. 8, Invalid Appl. #561361, Cert. #476810; 1894 April 16, Widow Appl. #593862, Cert. #412472, Ill. (MAD: ? Madison Co. IL)
      Duncan, Joseph, widow Duncan, Martha; G 49 Ill. Inf.; 1897 April 3, Widow Appl. #651554, no cert., Ill. (MAD: of Edwardsville [Madison Co.] IL per IL Civil War database; born Greene Co. IL per muster roll)
      Duncan, William, widow Cornell, Maggie; D 117 Ill. Inf.; 1893 May 29, Widow Appl. #577212, no cert., PA. (MAD: enlisted Moro, Madison Co. IL)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

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)
      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)
 

Jo Daviess Co. IL Deeds (SLC 12/11/2013)
      D-130: John C. Smith of Galena, IL, for $4,000 paid by James Duncan of Madison Co. IL, quit claim to James Duncan tracts of land, all my interest to Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 in the bottom between McKnights point and H.H. Gears? which lots were purchased from Thos. McKnight, Lot No. 2, Bench South Street on which is a farm house, purchased from M.C. Comstock as administrator of the estate of D.R. Davis (deceased), also my interest to the SE 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.28N Range 1W which is bought from D.G. Bates, also all my right to the NE 1/4 of Sec.25 Twp.28N Range 1W, also all my interest to Lots No.24, 25 and 26 on Water Street in Galena, warrant title. 25 May 1838. /s/ J.C. Smith. Wit. E.B. Kimball, C.S. Ingraham. Ack. May 21, 1838, before Saml. Smoken, J.P. Recorded Oct. 11, 1838. (FHL film 1,601,854)
      E-67: 6 Jan. 1840, John Dement and Mary L. his wife of Jo Daviess Co. IL to James Duncan of Madison Co. same state, for $1926 paid, sell and quit claim lot, piece or parcel of ground in town of Galena, county afsd, 20 feet 4 inches on Main Street and running through to Bench Street, bounded beg. on said Main Street 20 feet 4 inches from SW corner of Lot No.18 on Main Street in Galena, then westwardly for depth to Bench Street, ... parallel line with southern line of said Lot No.18 on South Alley socalled, then northwardly with Bench Street 20 feet 4 inches, then eastwardly to Main Street to where the same will strike a point 20 feet 4 inches from the place of beginning, then with said Main Street to the place of beginning, with appurtenances, which lot is the middle portion of Lot No.18 lately sold at public sale by George H? (W?) Campbell, Benjamin C.H? Cyr and William A. Jorden, Commissioners in Partition between said James Duncan, John Dement and Evan Rice, when said John Dement became the purchaser, conveyed by said Commissioners by deed 6 instant. /s/ John Dement, Mary L. Dement. Wit. John G. Potts. Ack. 20 Feb. 1840 before John G. Potts, J.P., Jo Daviess Co. Recorded 22 Feb. 1840. (FHL film 1,601,854)
      F-38/39: 22 Dec. 1841, James Duncan of Madison Co. IL to Isaac A. Letchin of City of St.Louis, MO, for $5,200 paid, sell piece or parcel of land in town of Galena, Jo Daviess Co. IL, Lot No.18 between Main and Bench Streets fronting 61 feet on both of said streets, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. Wm. T. Brown. Act. 7 Jan. 1842 before Wm. T. Brown, Clerk of Madison Co. IL Circuit Court. Recorded 17 Jan. 1842. (FHL film 1,601,855)
      F-144/145: James Duncan of Madison Co. IL for $5200 paid by Isaac A. Letcher of St.Louis Co. MO, quit claim to said Isaac A. Letcher my interest in a lot in City of Galena, being 20 feet 4 inches on Main Street, running through to Bench Street, bounded beg. on Main Street 20 feet 4 inches from SW corner of Lot No.18 on Main Street in Galena, (more not copied) which is the same conveyed to James Duncan by John Dement and wife by deed 6 Jan. 1840 and recorded in Book E pgs. 66 & 67, warrant title. 23 May 1842. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. E. Hempstead, Tho. Melvill. Ack. before Thomas Mehill?, Notary Public, Jo Daviess Co. IL. Recorded 24 May 1842. (FHL film 1,601,855)
 

St.Louis Co. MO Deed (FHL film 531,566)
      Q3-170: (blank day) April 1845, James Duncan and John Duncan of Madison Co. IL appoint Samuel Willi of City and Co. of St. Louis MO, attorney; undivided 2/5ths land and lots of Robert Duncan. They appeared 16 April 1845 in St. Louis.
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #2201, Filed 1846, Microfilm Reel C 27560 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #2201. DUNCAN, James
      Estate of James Duncan.
To Clayton Giffin & Lilburn P. Perry, partners under firm of Giffin & Perry, Doctor bill for 1841, March 15 to Nov.20, including a visit on June 16 at Illiniostown, IL.
      No.1112 November Term 1845, Jno. F. Darby Admr. of James Duncan decd. vs. Letcher Admr. of R. Duncan, fees: Clerk's fee, Milburn (Sheriff), Judge fee, statement "above costs for Jno. F. Darby May 18, 1848" Another doctor bill for 1844, Oct. to Dec. Doctor bill, Dec. 1844 to 10 May 1845.
      (printed) Notice that administration was granted on the estate of James Duncan deceased on 15th July 1846.
      Inventory of estate ... In this case the deceased had no estate except his interest in the estate of his brother Robert Duncan deceased and as I have had? (no distribution?) nothing however has yet come into my hands ... /s/ 14 Feb. 1847, John F. Darby, Public Administrator
      #2201. James Duncan's Estate. First Settlement Sept. 7, 1847. State of Illinois, County of Madison. Edward Norton being duly sworn ... he tendered the due bill hereto attached and made a prt of this affidavit, that he endorsed the same with his own proper hand freely and voluntary, the same now belongs to Cassius Hasket, that he never received any payment or other satisfaction on said due bill or any part thereof whilst he held it, that James Duncan deceased executed the same in his lifetime. Statement by County Clerk, 31 July 1847. Filed 16 Sept. 1847.
      Final settlement, 5 Sept. 1849.
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #1716, Filed 1842, Microfilm Reel C 27526 (98 collections of 5 documents each) (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #1716. DUNCAN, ROBERT (estate property)
      A lot in the City of St.Louis in Block No. 53 containing 32 feet french measure (34 feet two & two thirds inches English measure) in from on Plum Street, by 120 feet french measure (128 feet 10-2/3 inches) English measure in depth, bounded North by lot formerly belonging to the estate of Henry Batler? decd, east by a lot of Baptist Roy, South by Plum Street and West by lots formerly belonging to Esther Walsh and also by lot of Margaret Walsh, it being the same lot bought by the deceased of Louis Du Brenil? & wife by deed dated May 29th 1839, said lot has a small two story brick house upon it.
      Also a lot of ground in the City of St. Louis in Block No. 53 commencing at a point in the south edge of Poplar Street, distant 100 feet french measure from the northeast East Corner of said Block, then west 20 feet french measure (21 feet 4-2/3 inches English measure) on said Poplar Street, by a depth southwardly of 62 feet & two inches, bounded North by Poplar Street, east by lot of Edmund & wife Walsh, south by lot of C. Walters, and west by lot belonging to the estate of Joseph W. Walker, on which lot there is a good two story brick house, it being the same lot conveyed to the said deceased by Patrick Walsh & wife by deed dated December 17th 1841 & recorded in Book U No.2 page 83.
      Also a lot on the west and adjoining the above last described lot, containing 28 feet 4 inches french measure (30 feet 3-3/5 inches Enlish measure) in front on Poplar Street and running back southwardly 62 feet two inches; bounded north by Poplar Street, east by estate of Joseph W. Walsh, south by C. Walters and west by Hilaire Semont.
      And also, the western half of a tract of land lying in the County of St.Louis & State of Missouri, near Bellefontaine on the Missouri River, which tract contains 111 acres more or less, and is bounded (blank)
      (division of amounts among heirs)
      Robert Duncan, $250.53
      (three columns, headed:) In their own right, in right of Jno? Duncan, in right of James Duncan, blank column
      1. John Duncan, in their own right: $50.10-1/2; other columns blank
      2. James Duncan, in their own right: $50.10-1/2; in right of Jno. Duncan, $12.52-1/2 in $62.63; third and fourth column blank
      3. William Duncan, in their own right: $50.10-1/2; in right of Jno. Duncan, $12.52-1/2; in right of James Duncan, (crossed out: $?15.66) $20.84; untitled column, (several amounts crossed out) $83.47 (MAD: apparently a total of amounts in other columns)
            1. Robert Duncan, in their own right $5.86-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan $(crossed out) $1.39-1/4; in right of James Duncan $1.87; (last column) $.03?, total $250.45
            2. Matilda wife of Jefferson Galloway, in their own right (line drawn partway down first column, $50.10-1/2 written partway down, apparently a total of 9 heirs times $5.56-3/4 should equal $50.10-1/2); in right of Jno. Duncan $1.29-1/2.
            3. Jane wife of James Bishop.
            4. Mahala wife of (James Bishop crossed out) Hamilton Brasier
            5. Tennessee wife Jno. Collins.
            6. Missouri wife Shadrack Collins
            7. James Duncan
            8. Martha Duncan
            9. William Duncan
      4. Mary Metcalf, in their own right, $50.10-1/2; in right of Jno. Duncan $12.52-1/2; in right of James Duncan, $20.37? ($20.87?); (last column) $79.47.
      5. Janes Duncan (columns blank)
            Nancy wife James Armstrong, in their own right, $12.52-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan, $3.13; in right of James Duncan (blank); (last column) $79.47
            Mary Ann wife of (blank) Sissell, in their own right, $12.52-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan, $3.13.
            James Monroe Duncan, in their own right, $12.52-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan, $3.13.
            John Duncan, in their own right, $12.52-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan, $3.13.
      (Total of last column:) $233.41
      (another paper) Distribution of the balance in the hands of the administrator of Robert Duncan deceased, $250.53. (columns headed: In own right, in right of John Duncan, in right of James Duncan, Total)
      John Duncan, dead unmarried without issue & intestate, in own right $50.10-1/2.
      James Duncan, dead same, in own right $50.10-1/2, in right of John Duncan $12.52-1/2.
      William Duncan, dead, D B. Fremon Admr, in own right $50.10-1/2, in right of John Duncan, $12.52-1/2, in right of James Duncan $20.87, total $83.50.
      Mary Metcalf, in own right $50.10-1/2, in right of John Duncan $12.52-1/2, in right of James Duncan $20.87, total $83.50.
      Jane Duncan dead leaving children, viz,
            Nancy wife of James Armstrong, in own right $12.52-1/2, in right of John Duncan "$3.137", in right of James Duncan, $5.22, total $20.87-1/2.
            Mary Ann wife of (blank) Sissell, in own right $12.52-1/2, in right of John Duncan $3.13, in right of James Duncan, $5.22, total $20.87-1/2.
            James Monroe Duncan, in own right $12.52-1/2, in right of John Duncan $3.13, in right of James Duncan, $5.22, total $20.87-1/2.
            John Duncan, in own right $12.52-1/2, in right of John Duncan $3.13, in right of James Duncan, $5.22, total $20.87-1/2.
      (Total of total column) $250.50.
      Entered in Book P page 251, 29 December 1852.
      (5th paper - cover, marked 1716, Robert Duncan, Proof of heirs & distribution. Filed 29 December 1852, Peter Ferguson, Judge of Probate.
      State of Missouri, County of St.Louis, affidavit of Mary Metcalf, that Robert Duncan her brother died in the City of St.Louis leaving as his only heirs three brothers and two sisters, to wit, William Duncan, James Duncan, John Duncan, Mary Metcalf & Jane Duncan. James and John Duncan have both died since the said Robert without ever having been married and without issue and intestate. Jane Duncan died after James & John Duncan leaving four children as her only heirs, to wit, Nancy wife of James Armstrong, Mary Ann wife of Sissel, James Monroe Duncan & John Duncan. That William Duncan died before the said John and James Duncan leaving nine children as his only heirs to wit: Robert, Matilda wife Jefferson Galloway, Jane wife of James Bishop, Mahala wife Hamilton Brazier, Tennessee wife of John Collins, Missouri wife of Shadrack Collins, James Duncan, Martha Duncan, William Duncan. /s/ Mary (X) Metcalf, 15 December 1852, before William F. Ferguson.
      (receipt) DuBouffay Fremon Public Administrator who administers the estate of Robert Duncan deceased. To Peter Ferguson Judge of Probate of the County of Saint Louis, Dr. 3 July 1850, filing notice 5 (March 1851 term), appearance 5, settlement 30 entering account 45 filing papers 25, $1.10. Received payment, Peter Ferguson.
      (receipt) Receipt for payment of taxes for 1851 on real estate, $76.32, on lot in: (MAD: cannot always read numbers or names)
            Block 39, First Street, 58x172, bounded N by Fines?, E by First, S by Poplar, W by Fink, value $2,100.
            Block 39, Alley, 33x33, bounded N by Davis, E by Alley, S by Harbor, W by Dias?, Value $160
            Block 39, Alley, 45x24, bounded N by Wainright, E by Gabriel (Catrilliac?), S by self, W by Alley, value $300
            Block 39, Alley, 80x18, bounded N by self, E by Gabriel (Catrilliac?), S by Koplain, W by Alley, value $160
            Block 1, First Street, 732x226, bounded N by Ewing, E by Front, S by Plum, W by First, value $10,000
      (Another list)
      Heirs & Legal Representatives of Robert Duncan decd.
      1. Mary Metcalf (a sister of decd)
      2. William Duncan decd (D.B. Fremon admr.)
      3. Heirs of Jane Duncan, viz: 1. William Duncan, 2. Harrison Duncan, 3. Monroe Duncan, 4. Jesse Duncan, 5. John Duncan, 6. Nancy Duncan wife of James Armstrong, 7. Mary Duncan wife of Sissle.
      4. Legal representatives of "Benjamin Duncan" deceased was a brother of deceased. (following in very small handwriting)
            1. William Duncan, brother, Hopkins Co. KY.
            2. John Duncan, do, do.
            3. Mary Metcalf, sister, do.
            4. Jane Duncan, wife of Ben Duncan (sister) Rives
            5. James Duncan, brother, Madison Ills.
      (another document) Land Office, St. Louis, MO. Registers Office, Nov. 10th, 18(torn). Robert Duncan of St.Louis County, Mo., on the 5th December 1835, entered at this office under the preemption act of 1834, as per certificate of Purchase, No. 5812, the Fractional section 24; the Northwest fractional quarter and the North half of Southwest quarter of section 25; and the Northeast frac. quarter & north half of southeast quarter of Section No.26, on land in Mississippi River, all situate in Township No.45 N. Range 7 East of 3? Prin. Meridian containing 160 acres. /s/ W.L. Allen, Regr.
      (another document) Statement of Isaac A. Letcher, 15 Feb. 1842, to Peter Ferguson, Judge of Probate, that to the best of his knowledge there are the following heirs of Robert Duncan deceased now in being; William Duncan and John Duncan brothers and Mary Metcalf a sister of deceased who reside in Hopkins County, Kentucky; Jane Duncan wife of Benjamin Duncan, a sister of deceased who resides in the County of Rives in the State of Missouri, and James Duncan a brother of deceased who resides in the County of Madison in the State of Illinois. And that he will administer the estate ... /s/ Isaac A. Letcher.
      (another document) Inventory of all the real and personal estate of Robert Duncan late of the County of St.Louis deceased, describing the quantity, situation and title of the real estate, the books and papers, the debts due or to become due to the deceased, the names of the debtors, the date of the contract, the amount of interest due and the rate of interest thereon, made by Isaac A. Letcher, administrator of said deceased, and William C. Manuel & Samuel McCullough witnesses appointed to aid in making the same. St.Louis, March 7th 1842. (MAD: & more)
      Petition of Augustus H. Evans of St. Louis Co., that on 20 Dec. 1834, Robert Duncan entered into a contract in writing with petitioner for conveyance of certain real estate, that Duncan had proved a preemption right on the strip of land between Choutian, Loullard and Mackay claims under the act of Congress of 1813, agreed to let your petiltioner have one half of said preemption which lay between the Little Creek Souland? & Mackay by your petitioners paying the US for the whole preemption be the quantity of land more or less, and Duncan agreed to let petitioner have one half of another preemption of 160 acres obtained if a less quantity was obtained or 80 acres was obtained then 20 acres was to be your petitioners and that proportion between them as settled under the act of Congress of 1828 and 1834 giving to settlers on public land the right of preemption, said preeumption being land on an Island and the settlement on the Northeast quarter of Section 26, Twp.46 North Range 7 East in City of St.Louis by petitioner paying to the US all the consideration money for said preemption, said agreement duly signed by said Duncan & petitioner (next page) and recorded in Book W page 526. That Robert Duncan did about 2nd May 1836 purchase and obtain of the US and cause entry thereof to be made in his name in the Office of Register of Public Lands at St.Louis MO, the tract first above mentioned, described as fractional section 26 in Twp.45 of Range 7 East, containing 35 acres & 49 hundredths. And said Robert Duncan did about 5th Dec. 1835 purchased and obtained from the US ... 160 acres being on the Island and a part of the tract above mentioned, described as the fractional section 24, Northwest fractional quarter & North half Southwest quarter Section 25 and Northeast fractional quarter North half Southeast quarter of section 26 on Island (nothing else)
      (MAD: documents detailing debt owed by Robert Duncan to James Duncan, ca April 4, 1828, and a statement 1 Aug. 1844 by James Adams about the debt)
      (MAD: documents about slave Sarah)
      (document about Note allowed against William Duncan's estate in favor of Robert Duncan's estate, including interest, $111.50.)
      (another document) $100. June 30th 1842. Twelve months after date I promise to pay Isaac A. Letcher the administrator of Robert Duncan deceased the sum of one hundred dollars for value recd. of him and witness my hand & seal, /w/ William Duncan. (wit.) A?.G. Finiss?, Jane Duncan.
      (document) Final settlement, 1849, September. Includes rents ... $654.99, credits, balance in favor of estate in cash: $603.01. Note at bottom:
      decd, William Duncan, brother, wife & children in 47?, $120.60
      John Duncan, brother, $120.60
      Mary Metcalf, sister, $120.60 (MAD: Polly Duncan m. Isaac Metcalf in 1821 in Hopkins Co. KY)
      Jane wife of Benjamin Duncan a sister $120.60
      decd, James Duncan, brother, $120.60
 

HISTORIES before 1923

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OTHER RECORDS

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OTHER SOURCES

"Duncan-Hargrove and Fanning-Gilmore Geneology" by Gertrude Anderson Fanning, 1981 (Library of Congress book CS71.D912 1981; see Macoupin Co. IL)
      MAD: This book lists the children of James Duncan and wife Mary Ellen, of Ireland; six daughters and two sons came to the US 1840-1850 to Alton, Madison Co. IL. The sons include John, a farmer at Bunker Hill, IL, and Timothy "Dinkins", farmer at Raymond, IL. The genealogy gives much more on the family of four of the daughters.
 

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