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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised February 5, 2014

BOONE CO. IL
Formed 1837 from Winnebago

1840-1860 Boone Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Boone Co. IL Census
Corporation of Belvidere
Pg.343, #291-401, DUNCAN, Mary 48 NY dressmaker $0-$100
                  LENING?, Florence 21? IL --?-- at dressmaking
Manchester town
Pg.458, #176-177, ELLIS, Gilbert 48 ME farmer $4500-$1500
                  Phebe N. 51 ME keeping house
                  Edward 22 ME works on farm?
                  Frank R. 19 ME travelling agt. for sewing? machine
                  Agusta L. (f) 11 IL goes to school
                  DUNCAN, Eunice R. (f) 21 NY teaching school
                  ELLIS, Geo. R. 13 IL goes to school
                  (MAD: 1860 Rock Co. WI census)

"The Past and present of Boone County, Illinois : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns &c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, history of the Northwest, history of Illinois, constitution of the United States, map of Boone County, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1877, 408 pgs. (LH4503, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.306: Banks. Yost, Lawrence & Co. - this banking house is located in South Belvidere. The association was organized July 15, 1874, and is composed of twenty-two members. The business of this bank is conducted by a board of five directors. The present directors are ... W.S. Duncan. This board is elected annually.
 
 

BROWN CO. IL
Formed 1839 from Schuyler

1840 Brown Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Brown Co. IL Census
Twp.1S Range 2W
Pg.115, #274-281, Sarah DUNCAN 26 KY (blank) $0
                  William 9 MO
                  Sarah 2 IL
                  (MAD: perhaps the widow of Jonathan Duncan 33 KY, who died in Jan. 1850 of lung fever, on the 1850 mortality schedule; one Sarah Duncan mar. John Leverton 11/2/1850; in 1856, one John Duncan purchased 4 tracts of public domain land in Sec.15 T1NR3W, using military bounty land warrants)

1860 Brown Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Brown Co. IL Census
Mt. Sterling (town)
Pg.106, #69-69, DUNCAN, Alexander 57 SCT Pres? Minister $0-$2500, parents of foreign birth
                  Frances (f) 54 OH keeps house
                  Agnes A. (f) 25 OH at home, father of foreign birth
                  (MAD: 1860 Licking Co. OH census)

Adams Co. IL Deeds
      O-545/547: 14 Oct. 1839, Daniel Waldo and Emily Waldo his wife and James E. Waldo of Morgan Co. IL to Mathew St.Clair, Clerk of City of Washington D.C. and Joseph Duncan of County of Morgan, State of IL, for $3600 paid, sell pieces or tracts of land in Brown and Adams Co. IL, NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.14 Twp.2S Range 2W in Brown Co. and N 1/2 Sec.24 Twp.1N Range 6W in Adams Co., with appurenances, warrant title. /s/ Daniel Waldo, Emily Waldo, James E. Waldo. Wit. W.H. Long. Ack. 14 Oct. 1839 before W.H. Long, J.P., Morgan Co. IL. Certification 23 Oct. 1839 by Joseph Heslep, Clerk of County Commissioners Court, for W.H. Long. No.282, Filed Dec. 9, 1839. (FHL film 967,540)

Cass Co. IL Deeds (SLC 12/11/2013 and 12/14/2013)
      J-557/560: No.6066. 13 Oct. 1858, Benjamin Newman and Caroline his wife of Morgan Co. IL to Jesse L. Newman and John B. Duncan of same as trustees, for $1 paid, convey to Jesse S. Newman and John B. Duncan as joint trustees, real estate in Counties of Cass, Brown, Hancock and Christian, State of IL; NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.4, NE 1/4 Sec.5 and NW 1/4 Sec.5; SW 1/4 Sec.5; W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.5; NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.5; E 1/2 Sec.6; NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.10, all Twp.16N Range 12W in Morgan Co. IL; also SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.2, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.2, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.2, NW 1/4 Sec.12, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.12, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.12, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.12, NE 1/4 Sec.12, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.12, one undivided fourth part of E 1/2 Sec.3 and one undivided fourth part of NW 1/4 Sec.2, all last mentioned lands being in 16N Range 13W in Morgan Co. IL, containing 689.05? more or less; also fractional W 1/2 SE 1/4 of Sec.26, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.26, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.26, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.27, fractional E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.14, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.35 ... Twp.17N Cass Co. IL, also ... town of LaGrange, ... Brown Co. IL, also Hancock Co. IL, also Christian Co. IL, also lots in Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL, other lots (not copied here) ... the trustees dispose of all or any part of the real estate, 1/4 purchase money to be paid in one year from date of sale, 1/4 in 2 years, 1/4 in 3 years, the remaining 1/4 in 4 years, ... for benefit of creditors of said Benjamin Newman ... shall require some sort of lien on the property ... and the following persons holding notes on Benjamin Newman ... Deed of trust. /s/ Benjamin Newman, Caroline Newman, J.T. Newman, J.B. Duncan. Wit. Gor? W. Strong. Ack. 13 Oct. 1858 before Mort Stacy, Clerk, Morgan Co. IL. Filed for Record Oct. 15, 1858. (FHL film 1,313,141)
 
 

CUMBERLAND CO. IL
Formed 1843 from Coles

1850 Cumberland Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Cumberland Co. IL Census
Neoga Precinct
Pg.701-2, #270-270, Charles HOWARD 44 KY (blank) $1200-$600
                  Colla F. (f) 37 KY
                  Sarah J. 19, Susan 17 IL
                  Mary F. STEWARD 16 IL
                  Wm. Duncan " 12 IL
                  Nancy A. " 9, Harriet 5, John 2 IL
                  (MAD: younger children all use ditto marks for last name, apparently Wm. Duncan Steward, Duncan is middle name, Steward is last name)
Prairie City
Pg.849, #1359-1359, H. DAVIS (m) 27 IL laborer $0-$50
                  Marian (f) 25 NC
                  Sylvanius (m) 1 IL
                  A. DUNCAN (m) 46 IN miller $100-$50
                  Jane 37 IN
                  Henry 15, Martha 13 IN
                  Isabel 12, Elizabeth 7 IL
                  Tillman 6, Geo. Douglas 2 IL
                  (MAD: Alexander Duncan, 1850 and 1870 Morgan Co. IN census)

1870 Cumberland Co. IL Census
Union Twp, P.O. Diona
Pg.325, #324-330, DUNKEN, Henry 22 IN farm laborer $0-$250 (white)
                  Lucy A. 20 IL keeping house
                  Franklin 1 IL
                  George M. 25 IL farm laborer $0-$500
                  William H. 4 IL
 
 

DU PAGE CO. IL
Formed 1839 from Cook

1840-1850 DuPage Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 DuPage Co. IL Census
Downers Grove Twp.
Pg.130, #939-983, Elisha SMART 45 ENG farmer $3500-$1000
                  Eliza 41 ENG
                  Mary 21, Wesley 19, Caroline 17 IL
                  Fanny 15, Jerome 13, Cecelia 12 IL
                  Maria 10, Josephine 7 IL
                  Henry DUNCAN 19 MI laborer
                  (MAD: ? 1850 Calhoun Co. MI census)

1870 DuPage Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed
 
 

FORD CO. IL
Formed 1859 from Clark

1860 Ford Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Ford Co. IL Census
Patton Township
Pg.66, #151-149, WOOD, John H. 30 IL farm laborer $0-$270
                  Mary 29 IL keeping house
                  Florence (f) 1 IL
                  DUNCAN, Matthew 11 NY
Town of Paxton
Pg.78, #77-82, RARDIN, Jonathan 36 IN Ret. Grocer $0-$0
                  Elizabeth 36 IN keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Mary A. 58 PA parents of foreign birth

"History of Ford County, Illinois : from its earliest settlement to 1908" by Ernest Arthur Gardner; pub. Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1908, 859 pgs. (LH4488, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 825,572 and 825,573 and 934,983 items 4-5)
      Pg.827: WILLIAM FREDERICK ELDER, proprietor of the Middlecoff Hotel of Paxton, is a native of Londonderry, Ireland, and a son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Duncan) Elder. He was only 8 years of age when he left his native land and came with his father and one brother to America. His father dying shortly afterward, he was then adopted by James Pells, a farmer living near Paxton, Illinois, for whom he worked until he attained his majority. ... At the age of 21, Mr. Elder started out in life ... farming for several years, then to Paxton, for two years, then to Sheridan, Indiana, in June, 1897, ...
 
 

LAKE CO. IL
Formed 1839 from McHenry

1840 Lake Co. IL Census
Pg.92  John Dunkin?      0000,01  -  1000,1

1850 Lake Co. IL Census
Waukegan
Pg.139, #340, James DUNCAN 24 IRE w/another fam.

1860 Lake Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Lake Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1912 "A History of Lake County, Illinois" ed. by John J. Halsey, pub. by R.S. Bates (SUTRO book F547 L2 H15, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL films 934,995 item 1 and 825,581)
      Pg.26: Surveying in 1818-1819 by John C. Sullivan and his assistant, James M. Duncan. (MAD: 1830 Fayette Co. IL census)
 
 

LEE CO. IL
Formed 1839 from Ogle

1840-1850 Lee Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Lee Co. IL Census
City of Dixon
Pg.351, #834-777, James DUNCAN 49 SCT gardener $0-$0
                  Sarah 36 PA
                  Elliot 8, Walker 5, James 4 IL
                  (MAD: Walker in 1870 Ogle Co. IL census as Walter Duncan 16 IL)

1870 Lee Co. IL Census
Dixon Twp.
Pg.302, #12-13, DUNCAN, Jomek? (Joinek?) (m) 56 SCT farmer $200-$100, parents of foreign birth (alone)
                  (MAD: James K. Duncan in 1880 census)
4th Ward Dixon
Pg.359, #174-177, DUNCAN, Jennette (f) 17 NY keeping house $0-$0
                  Jennett (f) 38 NY (blank)
                  Persey (m) 21 NY
                  Frank 10 NY
                  MOLEY, Catharine (f) 10 IL
                  (MAD: 1860 New York, NY census, Wd.19 Dist.1, pg.633)

"Recollections of the pioneers of the Lee County" by Jas. Whitcomb Riley; pub. Dixon, Ill.: I.A. Kennedy, 1893, 581 pgs. (LH5430, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 825,584 and 934,998 item 6)
      Pg.220-221: The township of China. E.C. THOMAS, of Franklin Grove, Illinois, was born at Batavia, New York, November 9, 1813. His mother was Rebecca Campbell, of Scotch descent. His father, Silas Thomas, was of Puritan stock. When yet a babe, he moved with his parents to East and West Bloomfield, New York. In 1823 he moved to Porter, Niagara county, New York, and in 1835 married Mary Ann Nichols, of Wilson, Niagara county, New York. In 1836, with his wife, he started for Michigan going via canal ... settling in Oakland county, Michigan. They remained here three years, ... during this time they were visited by John Nichols, father of Mr. Thomas, who went to Illinois and reported so favorably ... Mr. Thomas and wife concluded to move there, they, with their two children, Mary and William Henry, started for Illinois in 1839. ... In August, 1842, Mary Ann Thomas, wife of E.C. Thomas, died leaving a babe, Ruby Thomas, and the two children before mentioned. Soon after her death Mary Duncan, sister of Mr. Thomas, took the three children to McHenry county, Illinois, and cared for them. ... In October, 1845, Mr. Thomas married Harriet A. Whitmore, ... ten children. /s/ Mary C. Thomas.
 
 

MASSAC CO. IL
Formed 1843 from Pope, Jefferson

1850 Massac Co. IL Census
Taken 9/12/1850
Pg.238, #328-328, Benjamin DUNGAN 47 KY farmer $0
                  Margaret 44 KY
                  Thomas 17, Margaret J. 15, John 10 IN
                  Samuel 7/12 IL

1860 Massac Co. IL Census
Georges Creek
Pg.926, #974-974, J.I. DUNCAN (m) 45 TN lawyer $500-$50
                  Cath. SANGER (Songer?) 35 NC house keeper $0-$100
                  Mary 15, Catherine 13, Susan 11 OH
                  Charles 8, Ellen 6 IL
                  (MAD: children all last name Sanger or Songer)

1870 Massac Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

Massac Co. IL Deed Indexes (copied by CVD in SLC 5/8/2013)
   Grantee index v.A, 1843-1860 (FHL film 961,384 item 1)
      No Duncan
   Grantor Index v.A, 1856-1868 (FHL film 961,388 item 1)
      No Duncan through 1860
 
 

WOODFORD CO. IL
Formed 1841 from Tazewell, McLean

1850 Woodford Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Woodford Co. IL Census
Greene Twp.
Pg.769, #1011-1012, John M. BONES? 41 VA farmer $10,000-$2000
                  Celicia 30 PA
                  Marshall 8 VA
                  Taylor 6, Franklin 3, Joseph 9/12 IL
                  Jonathan HANNA 24 PA farm laborer
                  James DUNCAN 28 PA farm laborer
                  James DRAKE 30 VA farm laborer

1870 Woodford Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

"The Biographical record of Livingston and Woodford Counties, Illinois" (anonymous); pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1900, 682 pgs. (LH10350, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL fiche 1,010,867)
      Pg.458-459-460: COLUMBUS A. ROBESON ... of Eureka, Woodford County, native of the county, born in the village of Bowling Green, Nov. 2, 1841, son of James Robeson born SC May 21, 1797 ... [Columbus A.] married 2d of January, 1868, Miss Susan F. Haynes, of Secor. ... Mr. and Mrs. Robeson have three children: Jennie M., wife of A.M. Duncan, of Eureka, by whom she has two children, Ivan and Stella May; Edwin E., who was graduated from the law department of the Wesleyan Univeristy with the degree of LL.B.; and Elbert, a graduate of the high school of Eureka. ...
 

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