Duncan research files of
1840 Menard Co. IL Census Pg.303 And. Duncan 0000,1 - 0000,1 304 Robt. Duncan 2010,1 - 0000,01 (MAD: 1850 Sangamon Co. IL census)
1850 Menard Co. IL Census
Petersburg, taken 8/14/1850
Pg.271, #271, John McNEAL 44 PA hotel keeper
E.J. (f) 28 IL
John 6, F. A. (f) 1 IL
Lydia J. DUNCAN 14 IL
Catharine WADDELL 16 IL; & lots of others
Pg.337, #964, A. DUNCAN (m) 35 KY farmer
C.A. (f) 32 KY
L.J. (f) 7, A.F. (f) 5, S.E. (f) 4 IL
(MAD: Anderson Duncan mar. Cynthia Clopton 8/2/1838 Sangamon Co. IL; brother of Robert Duncan mar. Priscilla Cross of 1850 Sangamon Co. IL)
Pg.338, #972, Benj. McELWAIN 52 KY farmer
Dorcas 40 OH
Dorcas MOSTILLAS 17 IL
P.A. DUNCAN (f) 14 IL
Robert S. WAGONER 5 IL
(MAD: Mary A. Duncan mar. Solomon Penny 5/15/1856; dau. of Marshal T. Duncan and Anna Sharp; see Sangamon Co. IL)
Pg.338, #980, Marshal DUNCAN 60 NC farmer
Hannah 50 KY
Artemisia (f) 21, Elsie C. 19 IL
J.N. (m) 17, Parthena (f) 14 IL
Zanthus (m) 12, Clinton 9 IL
(MAD: Nathan Hartley mar. Artemesia E. Duncan 4/28/1853; Ashley Duncan, son of Marshall & Hannah Duncan, mar. Nancy Pemberton 9/6/1840, 1850 Mason Co. IL)
Pg.339, #995-1014, J.H. HOHIMER (m) 26 KY (blank)
A. (f) 26 IL
Mica (f) 2 IL
(MAD: one Isaac Hoheimer mar. Ave Duncan 11/20/1840; one Wm. Hohimer mar. Arminda Duncan 10/7/1847)
Pg.340, #1010-1030, Wm. HOHIMER 55 farmer $600
Mica (f) 40
John 18, Levi 16, Elizabeth 12
Alfred 9, Elias 4
(MAD: Wm. Purvines family close; no birthplaces shown on this page)
1860 Menard Co. IL Census
Twp.17 Range 6W
Pg.755, #67-63, Hannah DUNCAN 59 KY -- $7920-$400
Xanthus (m) 22 IL farmer -$240 m/in/year
Clinton (m) 19 IL farm laborer -$200
Eliza (f) 19 IN m/in/year
(MAD: Hanthus Duncan mar. Eliza Ann Bolt 2/8/1860 Sangamon Co. IL, Z. Duncan in 1870 Shelby Co. IA census)
Pg.756, #71-67, Elzy C. DUNCAN (m) 29 IL farmer -$400
Polly A. 27 IL
Chaster (m) 6, Amanda 4 IL
Arzonsa? (f) 5/12 IL
(MAD: E. Duncan mar. Patty Ann Miller 9/16/1852 Sangamon Co. IL)
Pg.761, #111-103, Anderson DUNCAN 45 KY farmer $930-$500
Cynthia A. 40 KY
Lucy Jane 18, Almira F. 15, Sarah E. 14 IL
Mary E. 8, Thos. J. 4 IL
(MAD: one Sarah E. Duncan mar. Elias Batterton 2/10/1864; one Elisha Batterton mar. Farinda O. Duncan 1/3/1866 Sangamon Co. IL; William H. Batterton mar. Mary E. Duncan 8/11/1870)
1870 Menard Co. IL Census
Twp.17 Range 6W, Tallula P.O.
Pg.27, #4-4, DUNCAN, Anderson (m) 56 KY farming $1800-$1000
Cynthia 51 KY keeping house
Mary 17, Thomas 15 IL
Pg.28, #20-20, DUNCAN, John 35 IL farmer $0-$0
Nancy 30 KY keeping house
William 6, Sidney (m) 5 IL
Harvey (m) 3 IL
Pg.30, #53-53, DUNCAN, Clinton (m) 29 IL farmer $0-$800
Philena (f) 29 NY keeping house
Jasper 7 IL
Hannah 70 KY
DONELL, Geo. 22 IL farm laborer
(MAD: Clayton Duncan mar. Phelma Bailey 4/2/1861, lic. #1233, Sangamon Co. IL)
Pg.31, #60-60, DUNCAN, Kreel (m) 39 IL farmer $1600-$500
Polly 35 IL keeping house
Chester 17, Amanda 15 IL
Arzona (f) 10, Ezra (m) 8 IL
Cordelia 6, Susan 2 IL
(MAD: Elzy C. Duncan in 1860 census)
Twp.17 Range 7W, Tallula P.O.
Pg.80, #95-91, GOLDEN, Abram 35 IL farmer $6500-$2000
Sophia 24 KY keeping house
Louis (m) 2 IL
HELZ, Francis (f) 14 IL
GOLDEN, Chancey (m) 18 IL farm laborer
DUNCAN, Julia 22 VA (white) domestic sevt.
Twp.18 Range 7W, Petersburg Twp., P.O. Petersburg
Pg.90, #73-72, DUNCAN, James B. 30 IL Expr. Agt. $3000-$400
Maggie 23 IL keeping house
Frank C. 3, George E. 1 IL
LUDWIG, Wilfor (m) 23 NY post master
(MAD: James B. Duncan mar. Margaret A. Carman 6/20/1865)
Twp.19 Range 8W, Tallula P.O.
Pg.146, #2-2, DUNCHEN, Chas. 51 PRUSSIA & family, not copied
Menard Co. IL Probate Record Books
Book 1 1839-47 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,311,556)
Book 2 1847-49 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,311,556)
Book unnumbered 1849-58 part 1 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,311,556)
Book unnumbered 1849-58 part 2 (FHL film 1,311,557)
Book 2 1858-63 (FHL film 1,311,557)
Duncan, Jasper N. - pg. 10, 73, 116, 161, 184, 291, 292
Duncan, Marshall - pg. 22, 58, 73, 87, 92, 116, 256, 349, 350
Book 3 1863-67 - no Duncan
Menard Co. IL Documents, original volumes not given (copies from Howard Dreelan 12/1992; MAD: Book 2, 1858-1863)
Pg.22-23: Petersburg, Wednesday, January 5th, 1859. Estate of Marshall Duncan decd. This day appearing in open court, Hannah Duncan, ... applying to the court for letters of administration on the estate of Marshall Duncan to issue to her and William Batterton; it appearing to the court ... that Marshall Duncan in Mendard Co. IL died on or about 3 Dec. 1858 leaving possessions in this county that may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value unless administration is granted thereon, but leaving no will; that Hannah Duncan is the widow, is competent, and by law is entitled to administer the estate, that William Batterton is assisting her; the value of the estate is about $5,000; it is ordered that administration be granted Hannah Duncan and William Batterton upon their entering into bond; bond posted with William Irwin and A.K. McMurphy as security; letters of admin. issued.
Pg.58-59: Petersburg, May 5, 1859, In the matter of the estate of Marshall Duncan; order and appraisement bill; appraisement bill and sale bill and proof of filing them in the estate on 24 Feb. last presented (almost too dark to read).
Pg.73: Petersburg, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1859, Estate of Marshall Duncan decd, adjustment of claims; William Batterton adm. of estate presented claims.
Pg.87: Petersburg, Wednesday, July 24, 1859. In the matter of the estate of Marshall Duncan decd, claims allowed; came William Batterton one of the admins of said estate, when the following claims were presented against the estate, the court was satisfied the claims are just, ordered they be allowed and paid: George W. Murphy, J.C. Yoakum, E. Salzenstein, total $87.52.
Pg.92: Petersburg, August 15, 1859; estate of Marshall Duncan, claims allowed ... George Hugors? (Hicgors?), Dudorch? Foreman, total $33.25; William Batterton admin. (Other claims on p.116, Oct. 18, 1859; p.256-7, Dec. 17, 1860.)
Pg.256: Petersburg, Monday, Dec. 17, 1860, Estate of Marshall Duncan decd; comes William Batterton, one of Administrators of said estate; G.M. Harrison presents a claim against the estate for $3.00, Admin. waived (notice?) required by law, Court satisfied from the evidence that the claim is just and unpaid, Court orders the claim allowed.
Pg.349-350: Petersburg, Wednesday, October 15, 1861; Estate of Marshall Duncan decd, accounting by William Batterton, one of the administrators, presented his account current; sales and income from suit and a note, $810.44; amounts paid for fees and bills, etc. (too dark to read total); ... and it is further ordered that the administrator disburse and pay Hanna Duncan widow, $38.?? (MAD: 57.96?); and $7.96-7/10 each to T.P. Duncan, E.C. Duncan, Zanthus Duncan, Clinton Duncan, Artemisia Duncan (Mrs. Hartley), Minerva Irwin, heirs of Susan Hall; total $113.76 (?$115.76).
Menard Co. IL Documents, original volumes not given (copies from Howard Dreelan 12/1992; MAD: Book 2, 1858-1863)
Pg.10: Petersburg, Wednesday, December 22nd, 1858. Estate of Jasper N. Duncan decd; bond by Jason? Eakins of W.T.H. Duncan of Sangamon Co. as admin. of estate of Jasper N. Duncan late of Menard Co. decd, and letters of admin. granted to said W.T.H. Duncan in vacation (MAD: when court not in session), on 13 Dec. 1858; ordered entered on record.
Pg.73: Petersburg, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1859, Estate of Jasper N. Duncan, adjustment of claims. W.T.H. Duncan, admin., presented list of claims ... total $531.04.
Pg.116: Petersburg, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1859, Estate of Jasper N. Duncan decd, Claim of ?? presented by W.T.H. Duncan, admin., and payment allowed.
Pg.161: Petersburg, Monday, Jan. 16, 1860?, estate of Jasper N. Duncan, W.T.H. Duncan, admin. presented appraisement bill and sale bill, ordered recorded.
Pg.184: Petersburg, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1860, Estate of Jasper N. Duncan, W.T.H. Duncan filed corrected report of sale bill.
Pg.291-2: Petersburg, Wednesday, March 10, 1861, estate of Jasper N. Duncan decd, Account Current & Order; W.T.H. Duncan, admin., filed his account current; receipts from sale of personal property etc., $1098.28; paid bills and debts, including one to E.C. Duncan $4.00, total $382.58; balance on hand be disbursed to following: To Hanna Duncan, mother of deceased, $60.45-1/11; and $30.21-7/11 each to W.T.H. Duncan brother, James T. Duncan brother, Minerva Irwin sister, Tarelton P. Duncan brother, Zanthus Duncan brother, heirs Susan Hall, Artemisy Hartley sister, E.C. Duncan brother, and Clinton Duncan brother; total $332.38. (SHD: Tarelton P. Duncan may be Tarelton Parthena Duncan, listed as female on 1850 census; Elzy C. Duncan was also listed as female on that census)
Menard Co. IL Record of letters & wills 1859-1860 (FHL films 1,311,564 and 1,311,565)
Duncan, Jasper N. - pg.576, 577
Duncan, Marshall - pg.582, 583
Pg.576: 13 Dec. 1858, Bond of W.T.H. Duncan, Michael Davis and Gilford Clark of Menard Co. IL for $1,400; W.T.H. Duncan admin. of Jasper N. Duncan.
Pg.577: 13 Dec. 1858, that Jasper N. Duncan, late of Menard Co. IL, died intestate on or about 15 Nov. 1858, appoint W.T.H. Duncan administrator.
Pg.582: 5 Jan. 1859, Bond of William Batterton and A.H. McMurphy of Sangamon Co. IL, and Hannah Duncan and William Irwin of Menard Co. IL for $10,000; William Batterton and Hannah Duncan administrators of estate of Marshall Duncan decd.
Pg.583: 5 Jan. 1859, that on or about 3 Dec. 1858 Marshall Duncan, late of Menard Co. IL, died intestate ...
Menard Co. IL Record of Wills Book A 1860-1884 (FHL film 1,311,565 part 2)
Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Menard County, Record of Letters and Wills 1859-1860, 349 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
Index: Duncan, Jasper N., 576, 577; Duncan, Marshall, 582, 583 (image 5)
Pg.576/577: Estate of Jasper N. Duncan deceased. W.T.H. Duncan, Michael Davis and Tilford Clark of Menard Co. IL bond of $1400, 13 Dec. 1858, for W.T.H. Duncan, administrator of the estate of Jasper N. Duncan, 13 Dec. 1858. /s/ Wm. T.H. Duncan, Michael Davis, Tilford Clark.
That Jasper N. Duncan, late of Menard Co. IL, died intestate on or about 15 Nov. 1858, having property in this state which may be lost or destroyed if care isn't taken, appoint W.T.H. Duncan of Sangamon Co. IL administrator of estate of Jasper N. Duncan. 13 Dec. 1858. (images 319 and 320)
Pg.582/583: Estate of Marshall Duncan deceased. William Batterton and A.H. McMurphy of Sangamon Co. IL and Hannah Duncan and William Irwin of Menard Co. IL, bond of $10,000, 5 Jan. 1859, for William Batterton and Hannah Duncan, administrators of estate of Marshall Duncan decd, 5 Jan. 1859. /s/ William Batterton, Hannah (X) Duncan, William Irwin, A.H. McMurphy.
That Marshall Duncan late of Menard Co. IL died intestate on or about 3? (30?) Dec. 1858, having property in this state which may be lost or destroyed if care isn't taken, appoint William Batterton of Sangamon Co. IL and Hannah Duncan of Menard Co. IL administrators of estate of Marshall Duncan. 5 Jan. 1859. (images 322 and 323)
Menard Co. IL Deeds (Grantor & grantee indexes to transcribed deeds Books A & B from Sangamon Co. and General grantor index Books 2+, FHL film 1,311,592; Grantee index FHL film 1,311,593)
From Index only unless otherwise noted:
A-86: Duncan, John et ux to Louzay Penney, 5/14/1830, $102, W SW Sec. 18 Twp 7 R. 6, 80.94a.
A-91: Duncan, Marshall from Moses Miller et ux, 5/14/1830, $200, SE 160a 19-17-6
A-92: Duncan, Marshall & wife to Moses Miller, 5/1/1830, $100, part SE 1/4 (24.79a) Sec. 19 Twp 17 R 6.
A-297: Duncan, John to Marshall Duncan, mort., 4/4/1833, $193, E SW 80a, 18-17-6.
A-384: Duncan, John et als to Alex C. Provines, 10/31/1833, $200, E SW 80a, 18-17-6.
A-463: Duncan, Marshall from auditor (state land), 11/26/1829, $100, E SW 80a 19-17-6.
A-465: Duncan, Marshall from auditor (state land), 11/26/1829, $100, E NW 80a 13-17-6.
B-185: Duncan, Joseph et al agreement from Dyson & Taylor, 5/10/1836, $60,000, Sangamon Land Co.
2-107: 26 March 1842, James Miller and wife Sarah Ann to John Duncan, all Menard Co. IL, $157, part of SE 1/4 Sec. 31, T18N, R6W, corner James Miller's survey, 19 acres 18 poles. No wit. (FHL film 1,311,597)
3-73: 17 Jan. 1846, John Duncan and wife Sarah (X) of Sangamon Co. IL to Abraham Bales of Menard Co. IL, $100, above land. Wit. W.T.H. Duncan. Rec. in Sangamon Co. IL. (FHL film 1,311,597)
4-27: Anderson Duncan from William Hohimer, 9/3/1847, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 6, Twp 17, Range 6, 40a
4-60/61: Rice Duncan from & to Jacob Garde, 9/8/1848, part of W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 20, T17, R6W, 69-1/2a
4-101/102: Anderson Duncan from Wm. Hohimer, 6/13/1849, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 6, T17, R6.
5-168/169: Marshall Duncan from Enoch G. Batterton, 7/29/1837, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 20 T17 R6; reg. 1851.
5-730: Wm. T.H. Duncan to Wm. Linnard, 10/7/1837, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec. 21 T17 R6, 3rd, 40a.
5-796/797: Rice Duncan from Wm. Batterton, 2/24/1852, part W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 20, T17, R6.
(quit on grantees)
8-247: Marshall Duncan to Trustees, 6/29/1852, part SE Sec. 19, T17, R6
(No other grantor through 4/1857.)
Menard Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/14/2013)
Transcribed Books A and B
A-86: 14 May 1830, John Duncan and Sally Duncan his wife of Sangamon Co. IL to Louizay Penny of afsd, for $102 paid, sell to Lauzey Penny, her heirs and assigns forever, a parcel of land, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.17N Range 6W, containing 81 acres and 34/100 of an acre, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Sally (X) Duncan. Wit. Thos. Clark, Christopher Mosteller. Ack. 14 May 1830 before Thos. Clark, J.P., Sangamon Co. IL. Recorded Sept. 14, 1830. (FHL film 1,311,595)
A-91: 14 May 1830, Moses Miller and Eve Miller his wife of Sangamon Co. IL to Marshall Duncan of afsd, for $200 paid, sell parcel of land, SE 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.17N Range 6W, containing 160 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Moses Miller, Eve (X) Miller. Wit. Thomas Clark, John Duncan. Ack. 20 May 1830 before Thos. Clark, J.P., Sangamon Co. IL. (FHL film 1,311,595)
A-92: 24 May 1830, Marshall Duncan and Hannah his wife of Sangamon Co. IL to Moses Miller of afsd, for $100 paid, sell parcel of land, being part of SE 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.17N Range 6W, beg. at NE corner of said quarter at a stake in Miller's corn crib, ... stake in prairie near Ballenton's fence ..., containing 24 acres and 79 poles, more or less, and appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Marshall Duncan, Hannah Duncan. Ack. 31 May 1830 before Thos. Clark, J.P., Sangamon Co. IL. Recorded Oct. 27, 1830. (FHL film 1,311,595)
A-297/298: 4 April 1833, John Duncan of Sangamon Co. IL to Marshall Duncan of afsd, sell to said Marshall Duncan a parcel of land, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.17N Range 6W, containing 80 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, for $193 paid. John Duncan hath also sold to said Marshall Duncan for the above specified sum, 4 head of horses which John now has in possession, also 4 milch cows, 1 clock, 7 head of sheep, 2 carey plows, one loom, one large kettle, one pair of harness, two axes and a small lot of hogs, all of which is hereby conveyed to said Marshall Duncan, but it is agreed that if John Duncan pay $100 to Dallas? Scott and $93 to Jacob Tice, for the payment of which said Duncan is bound, according to the tenor of obligations held by said Scott and Tice on said John Duncan and Marshall Duncan agreeably to the intent and meaning thereof, then this indenture and every part to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. /s/ John Duncan. Wit. Edwd. Robison. Ack. 4 April 1833 before Edwd. Robison, J.P., Sangamon Co. IL. (FHL film 1,311,595)
A-384/385: 31 Oct. 1833, John Duncan and Marshal Duncan of Sangamon Co. IL for $200 paid by Alexander C. Purvines of afsd, sell E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.17N Range 6W, containing 80 acres granted by US to State of IL for siminary purposes, in Sangamon Co., with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Marshal Duncan, Sarah (X) Duncan, Hannah (X) Duncan. Wit. Henry B. Hart. Ack. by Sarah, wife of John, and Hannah, wife of Marshall, ... 31 Oct. 1833, /s/ James Alexander, J.P., Sangamon Co. IL. Recorded July 14, 1834. (FHL film 1,311,595)
A-463: Auditor of Public Accounts of State of IL, that Marshall Duncan has deposited the Treasurer's receipt dated 4 Sept. 1829 for $100, full payment has been made for E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.17N Range 6W containing 80 acres, now the Auditor of Public Accounts ... sells to said Marshall Duncan the said tract of land. /s/ E.C. Berry, 26 Nov. 1829. Preemption No.10, Recorded 24 Aug. 1835. (FHL film 1,311,595)
A-465: Auditor of Public Accounts of State of IL, that Marshall Duncan has deposited the Treasurer's receipt dated 4 Sept. 1829 for $100, full payment has been made for E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.13 Twp.17N Range 6W containing 80 acres, now the Auditor of Public Accounts ... sells to said Marshall Duncan the said tract of land. /s/ E.C. Berry, 26 Nov. 1829. Preemption No.10. (FHL film 1,311,595)
B-185/189: Declaration of Trust and Article of Agreement, 10 May 1836, Robert Dyson of City of New York, merchant, and Knowles Taylor also of City of New York, merchant, to Joseph Duncan, John Taylor and Eli C. Blankenship, all of State of IL, Jeremiah H. Taylor, Christopher T. Hubbard and Henry H. Casey, all of City of New York; that Robert Dyson, Knowles Taylor, Jeremiah H. Taylor, Christopher T. Hubbard and Henry H. Casey have purchased for $40,000 from Joseph Duncan, John Taylor and Eli C. Blankenship several parcels of land; Nevertheless the said Joseph Duncan, John Taylor and Eli C. Blankenship have retained and do now hold 3 equal undivided 8th parts thereof, and have allowed from the purchase money a proportional amount therefor; And Joseph Duncan, John Taylor, Eli C. Blankenship, Robert Dyson, Knowles Taylor, Jeremiah H. Taylor, Christopher T. Hubbard and Henry H. Casey have agreed to form themselves into a company to be known as the "Sangame" Land Company, ... issue 60 certificates of stock, $1,000 each, ... 8 thousand acres ... (more not copied). Recorded June 16, 1837. (FHL film 1,311,595)
2-107/108: 26 March 1840, James Miller and Sarah Ann his wife of Menard Co. IL to John Duncan of Menard Co. IL, for $167 paid, sell tract of land in Menard Co. IL, part of SE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.18N R6W, at NW corner of James Miller's survey, ... containing 19 acres and 80 poles, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Miller, Sarah Ann (X) Miller. Ack. 20 March 1842 before Thomas Hynne, J.P., Menard Co. IL. (FHL film 1,311,597)
3-73/74: 17 Jan. 1846, John Duncan and Sarah Duncan of Sangamon Co. IL to Abraham Bales of Menard Co. IL, for $100 paid, sell tract of land in Menard Co. IL, beg. at NW corner of James Miller survey, ... 19 acres and 80 poles, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Sarah (X) Duncan. Wit. W.L.H. Duncan. Ack. 17 Jan. 1846 before W.L.H. Duncan, J.P., Sangamon Co. IL. Cert. 6 July 1846 by N.W. Matheny, Clerk of County Commissioners Court of Sangamon Co. IL, for W.T.H. Duncan. (FHL film 1,311,597)
4-27: 3 Sept. 1847, William Hohimer and Nicky Hohimer his wife to Anderson Duncan, all of Menard Co. IL, for $200 paid, sell parcel of land in said county, SW 40 of SW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.17N Range 6W containing 40 acres less or more, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Hohimer, Nicky (X) Hohimer. Wit. Michael Davis, Francis Davis. Ack. 3 Sept. 1847 before Michael Davis, J.P., Menard Co. IL. (FHL film 1,311,597)
4-60/61: 8 Sept. 1848, Jacob Garde and Jane Garde his wife of Sangamon Co. IL to Rice Duncan of Sangamon Co. IL, for $200 paid, sell tract of land in Menard Co. IL, part of W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.17N Range 6W, beg. at SE corner of said half quarter and running north ... excepting 1/2 acre lying in a square in the SE corner of said half quarter which is for school purposes and school house now on it, containing 69-1/2 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Jacob Garde, Jane Garde. Wit. Wm. T.H. Duncan. Ack. 8 Sept. 1848 before W.T.H. Duncan, J.P., Sangamon Co. IL. (FHL film 1,311,597)
4-101/102: 13 June 1849, William Hohimer and Mickey Hohimer of Menard Co. IL to Anderson Duncan of Menard Co. IL, for $200 paid, sell tract of land in Menard Co. IL, SW 40 of SW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.17N Range 6W containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Hohimer, Mickey Hohimer. Wit. Michael Davis. Ack. 13 June 1849 before Michael Davis, J.P., Menard Co. IL. (FHL film 1,311,597)
5-168/169: 29 July 1837, Enoch G. Batterton of Sangamon Co. IL to Marshal Duncan, David Batterton, Solomon Miller, Trustees of a School in Twp.17N Range 6 in Sangamon Co. IL; that William Erwin, Mathew Vermilion, Birch Vermilion, John Tibbs, Samuel Tibbs, George Miller, Christopher Mostetter and others, inhabitants of said Twp, have purchased of said Enoch G. Batterton forty of the first part a certain parcel of land in said Twp, part of W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.17N Range 6W, begin. at SW 1/4 of said 1/2 quarter, then north with the east line of said half 1/4 ... and paid therefor the sum of $5 for the purpose of erecting thereon a school house ... (more not copied). /s/ Enoch G. Batterton. Wit. Thomas Wynn, Lewis B. Wynn. Ack. 29 July 1837 before Thomas Wynn, J.P., Sangamon Co. IL. Recorded Feb. 1, 1851. (FHL film 1,311,598)
5-730/731: 7 Oct. 1837, William T.H. Duncan and Eve Duncan his wife of Sangamon Co. IL to William Linnard of Sangamon Co. IL, for $100 paid, sell lot or piece of ground in Sangamon Co. IL, the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.17N Range 6W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William T.H. Duncan, Eve (X) Duncan. Wit. James Shepherd. Ack. 7 Oct. 1837 before James Shepherd, J.P. of Sangamon Co. IL. Cert. 14 Nov. 1851 by Noah W. Matheny, Clerk of County Court of Sangamon Co., for James Shepherd, J.P. Recorded Jan. 29, 1852. (FHL film 1,311,598)
5-796/797: Wm. Batterton & Wm. Yoakum Deed to Rice Duncan. 24 Feb. 1852, Batterton & William Yoakum of Schools of Menard Co. IL, to Rice Duncan of Sangamon Co. IL, for $14 paid, sell tract of land in Menard Co. IL, part of W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.17 Range 6W, beg. at SE corner of W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.20, then ...., with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Yoakum, William Batterton. Wit. M. Davis. Ack. 24 Feb. 1852 before Michael Davis, J.P., Menard Co. IL. Recorded March 8, 1852. (FHL film 1,311,598)
8-247/248: 29 June 1852, Marshall Duncan and Hannah his wife of Menard Co. IL to Trustees of Schools of Township 17N 6W of Menard Co. state afsd, for $5 paid, sell to said trustees and their successors in office that parcel of land in Menard Co. IL, being part of SE fourth of Sec.19 Twp.17N Range 6W, commencing at NE corner of said quarter, ... together with appurtenances, warrant title, provided said Marshall Duncan is to have all the timber on said lot of land that is now fit for either rails or saw logs, also rails and other timber that is chipped on said lot. /s/ Marshal Duncan, Hannah (X) Duncan. Wit. M. Davis, Kinions? Davis. Ack. 1 July 1852 before Michael Davis, J.P., Menard Co. IL. Recorded April 6, 1855. (FHL film 1,311,601)
Cass Co. IL Deeds (SLC 12/11/2013 and 12/14/2013)
D-137/138: No.2002. 3 April 1849, Anderson Duncan and Cyntha Duncan of Menard Co. IL to Samuel Combs of Cass Co. IL, for $150 paid, sell NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.18N Range 8W, containing 40 acres, also NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. (blank) North of Range 8W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Anderson Duncan, Cyntha (X) Duncan. Wit. Michael Davis. Ack. by Anderson Duncan and Cyntha Duncan his wife 3 April 1849 before Michael Davis, J.P., Menard Co. IL. Certification by R.C. Scott, Clerk of Menard Co. IL County Commissioner's Court, for Michael Davis, 5 April 1849. Filed for Record April 17?, 1849. (FHL film 1,313,137)
F-255/256: No.3210. Anderson Duncan and Synthia Duncan of Menard Co. IL for $150 paid by Noah Fairow of Cass Co. IL, have sold to said Noah Fairow the tract of land in Cass Co. IL, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.18N Range 8W, containing 40 acres, also NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.17N Range 8W containing 40 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. 14 Oct. 1842. /s/ Anderson Duncan, Synthia (X) Duncan. Ack. by Anderson Duncan and Synthia Duncan (apart from her husband) before John Wilson, J.P., Cass Co. IL, 14 Oct. 1842. Filed April 15, 1852, Recorded April 16, 1852. (FHL film 1,313,138)
Sangamon Co. IL Deeds (SLC 1/13/1988 & later)
U-274: 27 Dec. 1839, Stiles C. Peck and wife Abigail S. of Menard Co. IL to Samuel A.K. Duncan of Sangamon Co. IL, $600, lots 14, 15, 16 in block 15 in Springfield. (FHL film 1,310,371)
13-614: 15 Sept. 1862, Hanthus Duncan and wife Ann Eliza of Sangamon Co. IL to Henry Paffenbaugh of Menard Co. IL, for $500, land in Sangamon Co. beg. on East line of S half of W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.22 T17N R6W, where said line crosses Richland Creek, then with the line 85 rods to NE corner of said tract, then W on N line of said tract to W line of said Sec.22, then S 121 rods to a stone, then NE on a direct line to the beg., 51-1/2 square [blank]. Both signed. Wit. Wm. T.H. Duncan, JP. Rec. Dec. 8, 1862. (FHL film 1,310,392; SLC 9/10/2010) (MAD: 1860 Menard Co. IL census)
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, James F., widow Duncan, Sarah J.; K 106 Ill. Inf.; 1881 May 16, Invalid Appl. #421243, Cert. #287970, Iowa; 1885 Dec. 24, Widow Appl. #333860, Cert. #294906, Nebr. (MAD: b. Williamson Co. IL, mar. Logan Co. IL & 1860 census, d. Saunders Co. NE; see Menard Co. IL; 1880 Mills Co. IA)
"The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois : containing a history of the counties -- their cities, towns, &c., portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general statistics, map of Menard and Mason Counties, history of Illinois, illustrated : history of the Northwest, illustrated : Constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, &c, &c, &c." by R.D. Miller; pub. Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1879, 830 pgs. (LH5466, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 1,000,507 item 1, pg.384 and 721 from Sue Monaghan)
Pg.282: Menard County ... the present officers of the county ... County Commissioners, ... Frank Duncan.
Pg.384: In 1821, Marshal Duncan settled on what is known as Garden Prairie in Menard County.
Pg.387: ... Marshall Duncan, and perhaps others whose names are forgotten. ... Miller settled in the Sangamon River bottom, and Duncan, on what is known as Garden Prairie.
Pg.721: In 1845, Miss Susan T. Duncan, daughter of Marshall Duncan, near Salisbury, who had emigrated from Kentucky at an early day, was married to Claiborne Hall, a native of Patrick County Virginia. Claiborne Hall was born September 5, 1819. One child, William B., was born of this union. Susan T. died in 1850.
1905 "Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois" by Rev. R.D. Miller, pub. by S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. (FHL book 977.3555 H2m and film 908,934 item 2; and from Sue Monaghan 3/1996)
Pg.70-71: Rock Creek: Jacob Miller settled at Farmers Point in 1819. ... This comprises the settlement up to the year 1821, when the following recruits were added to those already here: ... George Miller, Marshall Duncan, .... This Miller settled in the Sangamon bottom, and Duncan on what is known as Garden Prairie. ....
Pg.230: A.W. Hartley, who for 14 years connected with office of county clerk, 12 years as deputy and 2 as superior officer, born Rock Creek precinct of Menard Co. on 20 June 1854; his grandfather Eli Hartley born Adair Co. KY 29 July 1799, mar. Miss Nancy Hamilton, dau. of James Hamilton of KY, after birth of 2 ch., they removed to IL, settling Brown Co. where 2 other ch. added to family; mother died soon afterward on home farm near Clayton, IL, later the grandfather moved to Garden Prairie, Menard Co., where he established his home in 1850, died 13 Dec. 1870; from 1825 to 1839 Justice of Peace for Brown Co. Nathan Hartley, father of A.W. Hartley, born in KY, reared in Brown Co. IL, mar. Artemisia Duncan, native of Menard Co., lived on farm where their son A.W. Hartley was born; Nathan died 23 Oct. 1903; homestead place about 7 miles south of Petersburg, still in possession of the family; in the family were five sons & three daus., 4 sons & 1 dau. now living at this writing in fall of 1904, A.W. Hartley the eldest, mar. 25 June 1891 to Miss Margaret A. Bone, native of Menard Co. & dau. of E.L. Bone. ...
Pg.407: Freeman O.R. Baker, a member of the Menard county bar, practicing in Petersburg, was born in Salisbury, IL, Jan. 26, 1875, his parents being O.R. and Polly Ann (Duncan) Baker. His paternal grandfather was John Baker of OH and the maternal grandfather was William Duncan, a native of KY. Both were farmers and were prominent in their day and locality. O.R. Baker was also a farmer by occupation, and was a man of influence ... twice served as county treasurer of Sangamon Co. IL. Freeman O.R. Baker ... mar. 1 June 1898 Miss Lura M. Primm of Athens, IL ...
1876 "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois : centennial record" by John Carroll Power, pub. Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson & Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book; FHL book 977.356 D3p and film 1,000,513 item 4; also from Carolyn Jensen, Sue Monaghan, Donald Neal Duncan)
Pg.270-1: DUNCAN, MARSHAL, was born in 1783 or 4, in NC. He was brother to Rice and John. He went, when young, with his parents to Cumberland Co. KY. He left KY with three children and came to Sangamon Co. IL, arrived in 1820 or 21 in Salisbury township. He was there married to Hannah Miller, a daughter of John Miller. Marshall Duncan died in Sangamon Co. in the fall of 1858, and his widow resides with her children in Iowa. They had eight children. Of all his children --
JAMES T. and WILLIAM T.H., twins, born May 10, 1807, in Cumberland Co. KY. JAMES T., married in Sangamon Co. Aug. 27, 1829, to Mary Penny, who was born Dec. 6, 1809, in Pope Co. IL. James T. Duncan died July 9, 1856, and his widow resides in Salisbury. They had nine living children, ... FRANKLIN W., married Martha Irwin, have five children, and live in Menard Co.
MARSHAL T., born Dec. 27, 1809, in Cumberland Co. KY, married in TN Aug. 22, 1830, to Anna Sharp. They had three children, and Mrs. Duncan died in 1836 or 7, and Mr. Duncan, with his children, came soon after to Sangamon Co. Marshal T. Duncan died Aug. 23, 1840, in Sangamon Co. Of his children -- ... By the second marriage ... ARTAMESIA, born Nov. 30, 1828, in Sangamon Co., married May 5, 1832, to Nathan Hartley, have six children, and live in Menard Co.
Pg.404-5: IRWIN, WILLIAM, was born March 31, 1789, in Cabarras Co. NC ... was married, Oct. 2, 1811, in his native Co. to Margaret Purviance. They had five children born in NC, one died in infancy, and Mr. Irwin, with his wife and son, came to Sangamon Co. IL, arriving in the fall of 1827 on Richland creek, in what is now Cartwright township. He returned to NC the next spring, and brought out the remainder of the family, arriving in the fall of 1828. ... Three children were born in Sangamon Co. Of their children- Mrs. Margaret Irwin died Oct. 25, 1852, and William Irwin died June 13, 1871, and both were buried at the Baptist church, in Cartwright township, where they settled in 1828. ...
ROBERT S., born Nov. 14, 1813, in Cabarras Co. NC was married in Sangamon Co. Jan. 19, 1837, to Cynthia Duncan, who was born Aug. 18, 1818, in Adair Co. KY. They had ten children - Mrs. Cynthia Irwin died April 6, 1872, and Robert S. Irwin died May 3, 1874, both in Salisbury township, east of the Sangamon river, and near the Iron Bridge. (Children: ...) MARTHA J., born Dec. 15, 1839, was married, Jan. 14, 1864, to Franklin W. Duncan. They have four children living, Mary M., Jasper N., Cynthia and Green, and live in Menard Co. IL.
Pg.84: ANTLE, REV. JOHN, was born April 15, 1789, in Cumberland Co. KY. Elizabeth Buchanan was born in Cumberland Co. PA. Her parents moved to Lincoln Co. KY when she was seven years old. Her father died in that county, and she went to live with a married sister in Cumberland Co. John Antle and Elizabeth Buchanan were there married. They had five children. The family then moved to Morgan Co. IL in 1829, and from there to Sangamon Co., arriving Jan. 9, 1830, in what is now Salisbury township. Mrs. Elizabeth Antle died Sept., 1844, and John Antle died August 30, 1864, she in Menard Co. and he in Salisbury. ....
1891 "Portrait and biographical album of Sangamon County, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens; together with portraits and biographies of all the presidents of the United States, and governors of the state" pub. by Chapman Bros. (FHL book 977.356 D3ps and films 896,362 item 1 and 1,000,514 item 2; from Sue Monaghan and Vivian Biddle)
Pg.758-60: T.S. DUNCAN is one of the leading business men of Salisbury. He has been prominently connected with the mercantile interests of that village, and also devotes considerable attention to farming and stock-raising. Being widely and favorably known throughout the community his many friends will receive this sketch with interest, and we are pleassed to record it in the history of his native county. He was born in Salisbury, May 31, 1854, and is a son of William T.H. Duncan, a native of Adair Co. KY. His grandfather, Marshall Duncan, also a native of that State, was a hatter by trade and with his wife and two children, W.T.H. and James, who were twin brothers, emigrated to Illinois, locating in what was then Menard Co., but is now part of Sangamon County. He entered land and engaged in farming in connection with his trade, and by the pursual of the two occupations became a well-to-do citizen. He was accompanied to his new home in the West by his father, James Duncan, who was a representative of one of the first families of Virginia. Both gentlemen died in Salisbury Township. ...
The wife of William T.H. Duncan, and the mother of our subject, was born in Adair Co. KY, December 11, 1813, and was a daughter of Solomon Miller, who was also a native of Kentucky, where his boyhood days were spent. ... The children of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, twelve in number, are: Marion M., a fruit farmer and Justice of the Peace of Salisbury; James T., a farmer of Salisbury Township; Polly A., wife of O.R. Baker, of Salisbury; Simeon S., station agent and grain dealer of Atterberry, Menard County; Sarah J., now Mrs. Combs, of Shelby Co. IL; Mrs. Martha M. Cogdall, of Salisbury Township; Margaret, wife of Dr. Purvines, of Salisbury; Mrs. Nancy E. Conner, of Macoupin Co. IL; George W., a farmer of Menard County; Fairinda, now Mrs. Batterton, of Athens; Mrs. Alice E. Yoakum, residing in Washington; and T.S., of this sketch.
Our subject was reared in his native village ... his cousin S.T. Duncan. ... In 1874, in Menard County, Mr. Duncan was united in marriage with Miss Mattie Hodgin, who was born in Texas but was reared in Menard County. She survived her marriage only about a year. .... About 1885 Mr. Duncan purchased the old Miller homestead ... on section 28, Salisbury Township. .... Since the above was written our subject has taken a life partner in the person of Miss Hattie E. Rhodes, daughter of William and Annie Rhodes, the wedding taking place at the bride's home, October 22, 1896.
Menard Co. IL Death Certificate (copy from Howard Dreelan 12/1992)
Anderson Duncan, male, white, age 89 years 6 months, b. KY, lived in IL 81 years, farmer, widower, d. 12 June 1903 at about 8 A.M., in Rock Creek Prt; burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery, June 13, 1903, undertaker Samuel Montgomery of Petersburg, IL, died of blood poisoning. (HD: b. 12 Dec. 1813, d. 12 June 1903, age 89y 6m 0d.)
"Petersburg Observer" Menard Co. IL, Front page, Friday, Feb. 26, 1909 (from Alyce Beggs with comment that a few names were misspelled, but she typed them exactly as in the newspaper; Franklin W. Duncan, son of James T.H. and Mary "Polly" Penny Duncan; picture of Franklin is included in the article.)
THE CITY MOURNS DEATH OF MAYOR
FRANK W. DUNCAN PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME MONDAY NIGHT FEBRUARY 22
PROMINENT FIGURE IN PUBLIC LIFE
Throngs Crowd the Church at Funeral Yesterday Morning - City Council Passes Resolution
Frank W. Duncan, mayor of Petersburg and for many years a prominent figure in public life in Menard county, passed away at his home in this city, Monday night, February 22, at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 10 days. Although Mayor Duncan had been in failing health for some time his last illness was but two weeks. He returned from a trip to Hot Springs on February 6, and from that time failed rapidly. On the day of his death he was reported somewhat improved and his sudden demise was a shock to the entire community.
Frank W. Duncan was born in McDonough county, December 15, 1838. The March following his parents came to Salisbury settling in what is now Menard county, in which practically all of his life was spent. He resided on the farm near Salisbury until 1905, when he moved to Petersburg establishing a livery and feed barn. In April 1907 he was elected to the mayoralty of Petersburg and would have stood for reelect at the city election next month had he have lived. He always figured in politics of the county and at one time served as county commissioner being elected to that office on the ticket of the democratic party, with which he was always affiliated. Although when residing near Salisbury his interests were agricultural yet he also engaged in the ministry for the Christian Adventist.
Mr. Duncan's character was one of great vigor and his life was characterized by tireless activities. His business interests were many and varied and his personality made itself felt in his administration of city affairs. He was also philanthropical in his tendencies and he was well known for his generous gifts to the unfortunate.
He was married January 14, 1864, to Martha J. Irwin of Sangamon county, who now survives. To them were born five children; William, who died in infancy, and Jasper M., now in Colorado for his health; Green T. of Divernon, Ill., Mrs. Jennie Hinds of Salisbury, Ill., and Mollie M. at home. There are nine grandchildren. He has living also four brothers and two sisters, F.M. and S.T. Duncan of Salisbury, Ill., J.R. and W.P. of Sherryville, Kan., Mrs. Esther Hohimer of Salisbury and Mrs. Jane Berry of (name of town is unreadable) Mo.
The funeral services were held in the First Presbyterian church, yesterday (Thursday) morning, conducted by Elder William M. Groves, assisted by Rev. John Boden and Rev. Charles McKown in the presence of an audience that taxed the capacity of the auditorium. Business was suspended during the hour of the funeral. Interment was made in Farmer's Point Cemetery.
"Petersburg Observer" Menard Co. IL, Saturday, December 31, 1898 (from Alyce Beggs with comment that Ida May Duncan was dau. of Simeon Simpson Duncan who was son of William T.H. Duncan)
DOWELL AND DUNCAN
Wednesday evening, December 28, 1898 at the home of the bride, Atterberry, Illinois occurred the marriage of Miss Ida May Duncan and Mr. Frank L. Dowell, Elder Thomas officiating. At the appointed hour, Miss Lucy Lewis played the wedding march while the bridal party entered the parlor and took their positions under a beautiful arch prepared for the occasion, where Elder Thomas performed an impressive ceremony in the presence of over a hundred invited guests. The guests were then escorted to the dining room where a beautiful feast was spread to which all did ample justice.
The happy couple were then recipients of many valuable and useful presents.
Among those present from abroad were Misses Lucy and Lelia Hall, Athens, Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Barton, Assumption, Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Atwood, Kilbourne, Mess'rs Will Duncan, Freeport, Kansas, J.M. Bohn, Havana, J.C. Walters, Bath, C. Juhl, Columbus, Indiana and about forty from Petersburg.
Thursday's reception was tendered the bridal party at the home of the groom.
The bride is a handsome and estimable young lady and the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Duncan and the groom is a popular and well known young farmer and the son of David Dowell of Little Grove.
Undated obituary for Martha J. Irwin Duncan, perhaps from the "Illinois State Journal"; Martha was born 15 December 1839 and died 29 July 1926, buried 1 Aug. 1926 in Farmer's Point Cemetery, Menard Co. IL (from Mark D. Irwin to Susan Monaghan to MAD 2/2003)
Mrs. Duncan Dies in City
Mrs. Martha J. Duncan, Petersburg, died at 5:30 p.m. yesterday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Victor M. Lankford, 642 West Herndon street, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and fourteen days.
Mrs. Duncan is survived by two sons, Greene T. Duncan, Greenview, and Jasper N. Duncan, Springfield; three brothers, Harve and Oscar Irvin, Cantrall, and Charley, Joplin, Mo.; fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be made later.
"Menard Co. IL Heritage Newsletter" Vol.5#1, Jan. 1991 (FHL book 977.3555 D25m)
Pages 1-3 of this issue of the periodical has a lot of information about the family of Elzy C. Duncan, born about 1821, and his wife Polly Ann Miller, who lived in Menard Co. IL in 1850 and later.
The Menard Co. IL webpages have a lot of information, webmaster Jeanne Weaver, 3/7/2005:
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