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Last revised January 26, 2012

POPE CO. IL
Formed 1816 from Gallatin, Johnson
Hardin formed 1839 from Pope
Massac formed 1843 from Pope, Jefferson
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820-1840 Pope Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed
      (MAD: one Elijah Duncan mar. Amanda Hill 7/22/1837; one Hiram Duncan mar. Martha Fidler 12/6/1844; not identified on census)

1850 Pope Co. IL Census
Pg.278, #424-424, Joseph DUNCAN 34 SC farmer $200
                  Susan 23 SC
                  Lenora (f) 9 GA
                  John 7, Mary Jane 4 IL
 

1860 Pope Co. IL Census
P.O. Golconda
Pg.158, #13-13, Sarah DUNCAN 43 SC farmer $700-$200
                  John W. 16, Mary 14 IL
P.O. Broad Oaks
Pg.263, #762-745, Smith CARVEL 43 OH farmer $1000-$525
                  Margaret 44 TN
                  Calvin DUNCAN 28 TN farm hand $0-$250
                  Christena CARVEL (f) 11 IL
                  John V. 6, ?.A. (m) 2 IL
 

1870 Pope Co. IL Census
Twp.11 Range 6E
Pg.448, #34-34, DUNCAN, Robert 30 IL farmer $400-$400
                  Betsey A. 18 IL keeping house
                  S... (S?aryry?) (name written over) (m) 1 IL
                  (MAD: one Robert Duncan mar. Juliet Anderson 2/22/1863; one Robert Duncan mar. Elizabeth A. Whiteaker 7/5/1868 Saline Co. IL)
Twp.12 Range 6E
Pg.459, #89-89, DUNCAN, Francis M. 27 TN farmer $0-$275
                  Sarah J. 25 IL keeping house
                  Amanda S. 2, Mary C. 1 IL
                  (MAD: Francis Marion Duncan mar. Sarah Jane Robbs 4/25/1866)
Pg.459, #90-90, RECTOR, Landon A. 25 TN farmer $0-$300
                  Mary A. 20 IL
                  William F.S. 5 IL
                  Mary 67 TN
                  WATSON, William J. 41 TN farm hand
Pg.462, #122-122, DUNCAN, Falman (?Talman) 40 IL farmer $300-$300
                  Indian (f) 30 OH keeping house
                  Sarah 10, Robert L. 7, Mary 5 IL
                  William 3, Betsy A. 1 IL
                  (MAD: not Calvin Duncan)
 

1880 Pope Co. IL Census (HeritageQuest image 7/2009)
Pg.80+, SD 8, ED 82, Grand Pier Precinct
Pg.56D-57A
#265-265, ADAMS, Sarah w/f 75 widow keeping house IN VA VA
  DUNCAN, William w/m 10? grandson single at school IL VA IL
  Robert L. w/m 13 grandson single at school IL VA IL
      (MAD: ?? see 1870 Hardin Co. IL; Robert in 1930 Craighead Co. AR)
Pg.57A
#277-279, DUNCAN, Robert w/m 40 married school teacher IL VA KY
  Elvira w/f 27 wife mar. keeping house IL NC IL
  Cyrus w/m 11 son single at school IL IL IL
  Matilda w/f 4 dau. single IL IL IL
  Ezzra w/m 2 son single IL IL IL
#278-280, DUNCAN, Colman ("C" same as "Carter") w/m 50 works on farm widowed IL VA KY
  Sarah w/f 19 dau. single keeps house single IL IL OH
  Mary w/f 16 dau. single IL IL OH
  Elizabeth A. w/f 11 dau. single IL IL OH
  Francis w/f 9 dau single IL IL OH
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Pope Co. IL Estate and Misc. Papers, index, 1816-1950 (FHL film 965,695; SLC 2/2009)
      Name of estate; administrator; disposed of (many names in same number)
      Duncan, Joseph; Sarah Duncan; 24
      Duncan, James H.; John P. Johnson; 25
      Duncan, Calvin S.; Richard Hamilton; 26
      Duncan, Sarah; Amos H. Baker; 79
      quit
 

Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, Pope County, Probate records v.G 1848-1857, 285 images, from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 1/14/2011 to 1/19/2011)
      Index: Duncan, Joseph Estate 266, 271, 289; Duncan, James H. decd, Estate 308? (not found), 327, 306, 427, 328, 329, 344, 345; Duncan, Joseph Estate 425, 426, 465 (image 4)
      G-266: July 28, 1853, Special term of Probate Court, Pope Co. IL, Friday 28 July 1853, came Sarah Duncan, widow of Joseph Duncan decd, made application for letters of administration on estate of her said husband decd, she having entered bond with security and taken the oath, letters were accordingly issued. (image 146)
      G-271: Sept. 19, 1853, Probate Court, Ordered that the widow of Joseph Duncan decd. and her three children are hereby allowed and to be retained out of the estate of her said deceased husband as her separate property the sum of $200. (image 148)
      G-289: December 19, 1853, came Elizabeth Duncan administratrix of Joseph Duncan decd. for the purpose of adjusting and settling accts. (image 157; name was written as "Elizabeth Duncan" but item directly above was for an Elizabeth Van Duser)
      G-306: Thursday 9 March 1854. On application of John P. Johnson ordered that letters of administration issue to him as admr. of the estate of James H. Duncan decd. having filed bond. (image 166)
      G-327/329: May 2, 1854, John P. Johnson, admin. of James H. Duncan, by his attorney Thomas H. Smith and filed and submitted the following petition: May term 1854, John P. Johnson your petitioner represents that he has been appointed administrator of the estate of James H. Duncan decd and has given bond and has made a certificate setting forth that the decd. was possessed of no personal estate at the time of his decease, petitioner states there is debts remaining due and unpaid against said estate and no personal property to pay the same, that James H. Duncan died seized of real estate in Pope Co., the W 1/2 of SW qr of Sec.19 in T14S of Range 6 East containing 80 acres more or less, advertised for four weeks in the Southern Illinoisian a weekly newspaper published at Shawneetown IL, petitioner prays the above land be sold to pay the debts remaining due against the estate. /s/ John P. Johnson, adm. of J.H. Duncan decd.
         Court being satisfied, they ordered the administrator proceed to sell the land or so much as will be sufficient to pay the debts. (images 176 and 177)
      G-344/346: Sept. 19, 1854. John P. Johnson, Adm. of James H. Duncan decd by his attorney Thos. H. Smith Esqr, reported the sale of the real estate belonging to said estate. John P. Johnson, Admr. of James H. Duncan decd, vs. all concerned. The undersigned administrator of James H. Duncan reports ... per order of the County Court at May term on 2 May 1854 ordering sale of the real estate, did on 24 June 1854 per public notice, offered for sale the W 1/2 SW qr Sec.19 T14 S R 6 E containing 80 acres, and (blank) Hall having bid $80 for said land, the land was struck off to him his being the highest and best bid, and the said Hall having paid the cash down, the undersigned as admin. have executed a deed. /s/ John P. Johnson, adm. of J.H. Duncan decd. Report approved and entered as a matter of record, Sept. 19, 1854. (images 185 and 186)
      G-425/427: 18 Dec. 1855, came Sarah Duncan, administratrix of Joseph Duncan decd, by her brother John Sutherland, and rendered to the court an acct. of her administration of said estate: Sarah Duncan, administratrix of Joseph Duncan decd, in acct. with said estate, 1855 Dec. 17, to amt. of sale bill, $148.97, to property taken by the widow at the appraisement bill, $163.81, Dr. $312.78. Cr: by Amt. allowed to widow $200, 6 per cent on amt of estate after deducting her widow's allowance, $6.76, receipts from others, paid clerk's fees $6.40, total $348.16, $312.78, $35.38. Balance of accounts ... $127.85. Account examined and approved and entered in the record. (images 226 and 227)
      G-465: Pope County Court 4 Aug. 1856. Came Sarah Duncan administratrix of Joseph Duncan deceased and filed her report of the sale of real estate of said deceased under a decree of the Circuit Court of this county, sold for $181.00, reference to the report will fully show. (image 248)
 

LAND RECORDS

Pope Co. IL Deed Index, Grantors, Vol.A, 1810-1880 (FHL film 0964514; researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard and posted with his permission 11/2004; additions by MAD; note: original handwriting very difficult to read, some pages very faint; deeds themselves should be checked if in doubt)
      Duncan, Joseph & wife to John Southerland, deed, 1847, E-84
      Duncan, Joseph & wife to Wesley Sloan, deed, 1851, E-135
      Duncan, Jos. & wife to Leving King, deed, 1853, F-63  (GDV: Duncan, Jas. & Wife to Wesley S. Coan)
      Duncan, Saml. & wife to Martin Cowghill, deed, 1854, F-553  (GDV: Martha Cowghill)
      Duncan, J.H. by admr. to Andrew B/S?. Hall, deed, 1854, G-123
      Duncan, Sarah to Leonora & Mary J. Duncan, deed, 1856, G-659
      Duncan, Wm. & wife to Robert F. Smith, deed, 1857, H-133
      Duncan, Calvin Smith to Harvey Yewell, deed, 1861, N-204
      Duncan, Jas. H. & wife to John Brandon, deed, 1868, X-244,245
      Duncan, Coleman to George Gibson, deed, 1873, W-453
      Duncan, John & wife to Margaret E. Wilson, deed, 1873, V-102
      Duncan, John & wife to Samuel Dorris, deed, 1873, X-467,8
      Duncan, Samuel to John Stone, deed, 1854, Q-87
      Duncan, James H. & wife to Malinda Comsent/Comsert?, deed, 1871, S-160
      Duncan, Robert & wife to Tilman Justice, deed, 1870, T-181  (GDV: 5-181)
      Duncan, Sarah by Adm. to John M. Raum, deed, 1871, T-316  (GDV: B-316)
      Duncan, Jno. & wife & others to John M. Raum, deed, 1872, V-64
      Duncan, John & wife to William Gann & Wife, Deed, 1871, X-45  (GDV: Williamson Gann, X-213)
      Duncan, T. & others to Christian Sauerbry, deed, 1872, X-132
      Duncan, Jno. & others to John B. Boicourt Mort. 1872, B-305  (GDV: Boricourt)
      Duncan, John & wife to B.M. Carrier, deed, 1875, Y-235
      Duncan, F.M. & wife to Robert W. Rose, deed, 1876, Y-261
      Duncan, F.M. & wife to John Field, mort., 1877, D-114
      Duncan, Byrd to Colvart & Hart, deed, 1876, Z-396

Pope Co. IL Deeds, General Index, Grantors, Vol.B, 1863-1888 (FHL film 0964514; researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard and posted with his permission 11/2004; additions by MAD; note: original handwriting very difficult to read, some pages very faint; deeds themselves should be checked if in doubt; first date is date of instrument)
      Duncan, Robert & wife to Fred White, Mortgage, March 25, 1885, $150, F-437, NW NW, Sec.15 Twp.11 Range 7, filed August 5, 1885 @ 8 AM  (GDV: Range 1)
      Duncan, F.M. & wife to John Field, mortgage, Feb. 27, 1886, $125, F-504, SE SE, SW SW, Sec.17, Sec.18 & 17, Twp.11 Range 6, rec. March 1, 1886, 3 PM  (GDV: T-504)
      Duncan, Robert & Coleman to Edw. L. Felgner Atty. &c, Mortgage, August 18, 1886, $250, F-564, S pt. frac(tion) NE, 16 acres, all fraction SE, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed August 31, 1886 @ 9 AM  (GDV: filed Aug.3, 1886)
      Duncan, Robert to Martha Gibbs, W(arranty) deed, July 28, 1886, $275, Book 6, pg.232/252?, NW NW, Sec.15, Twp.11, Range 7, filed January 13, 1887 @ 2 PM  (GDV: Book C pg.232, Martha Gebbs)
      Duncan, Robert & ux to James H. Duncan, W. deed, April 5, 1888, $550, Book 9, pg.28/38, S pt. frac. NE, all frac. SE, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed April 7, 1888 @ 9 AM.  (GDV: $500, pg.38)
      Duncan, Coleman to Stephen T. Duncan, W. deed, July 28, 1888, $247, Book 9, pg.40, S pt. frac. NE (16 A.), frac. SE (58-75/100 A.), Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed July 28, 1888 @ 10 AM  (GDV: Book 8, pg.40, 58-73/100 A., Book A-1)

Pope Co. IL Deed Index, Grantors, Vol.C, 1863-1898 (FHL film 0964514; researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard and posted with his permission 11/2004; additions by MAD; note: original handwriting very difficult to read, some pages very faint; deeds themselves should be checked if in doubt; first date is date of instrument)
      Duncan, John M. & wife to Geo. W. Williams, W(arranty) deed, February 15, 1890, $12.00, Book 8, pg.465, 1/16 NW NW, Sec.21, Twp.12, Range 6, filed March 13, 1890 @ 11 AM
      Duncan, John M to James F. Elam, W. deed, March 28, 1891, $250, Book 6, pg.504, N 1/2 NW NE Excpt. 4 acres, pt. SE NE, Sec.33, Twp.11, Range 6, filed March 28, 1891 @ 4 PM  (GDV: Jana F. Elam)
      Duncan, Stephen T. to Jacob W. Michel, W. deed, May 31, 1894, $900, Book 12, pg.343, S. part Frac. NE, all SE, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed May 31, 1893 @ 11 AM
      Duncan, Jas. K. to Stephen T. Duncan, W. deed, May 30, 1895, $400, Book 12, pg.342, S part Frac. NE, all SE, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed May 31, 1893 @ 11 AM
      Duncan, John M. to Anderson S. Barger, W. deed, February 21, 1891, $25.00, Book 13, pg.564, Pt. SE, NE, Sec.33, Twp.11, Range 6, filed March 7, 1898 @ 8 AM  (GDV: pg.364, Anderson S. Borger)

Pope Co. IL Deeds, General Index, Grantors, Vol.D, 1889-1910 (FHL film 0964514; researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard and posted with his permission 11/2004; additions by MAD; note: original handwriting very difficult to read, some pages very faint; deeds themselves should be checked if in doubt; first date is date of instrument)
      Duncan, Ezra to Wm. H. Moore, Q(uit) C(laim) Deed, Nov. 18, 1901, $100, Bk 10, pg.551, NW NW, Sec.15, Twp.11, Range 7, filed November 18, 1900 @ 4 PM  (GDV: Eliz. Duncan)
      Duncan, Stephen to Charles S. Dunn, W(arranty) deed, April 14, 1900, $500, Book 18, pg.75, S 1/2 S 1/2 SW Sec.36, NE NW, Sec.36, Twp.12, Range 6, and Sec.1, Twp.13, Range 6, filed April 5, 1902 @ 10 AM
      Duncan, Coleman to N.M. Burns, contract, July 22, 1902, $25, Book 14, pg.607, Pt S 1/2 NE NE, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed July 26, 1902 @ 5 PM
      Duncan, Coleman to Toledo, St.L & N.O. RR Co., R(ight of way?) Deed, February 11, 1903, $15, Book 19, pg.130, Pt. S 1/2 NE NE, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed February 11, 1903 @ 5 PM
      Duncan, Coleman to Bettie A. Gullett, W. deed, July 3, 1903, $1, Book 18, pg.508, Pt. 3 1/2, NE NW, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed July 3, 1903 @ 9 AM
      Duncan, Thos. L. to J.W. Stalions, W. deed, October 20, 1903, $50, Book 20 pg.116, UD Sec.Pt. NE NW, Sec.1, Twp.11, Range 5 filed March 9, 1904 @ 8 AM (GVD: Thomas G.)
      Duncan, Chas. P. to Chas. L. Duncan, W. deed, June 17, 1901, $500, Book 120, pg.156, Pt. SW NE, Sec.31, Twp.12, Range 6, filed April 6, 1904 @ 10 AM (GVD: Chas. P. to Chas. S.)
      Duncan, Chas. P. to John R. Duncan, Q(uit) C(laim) deed, May 16, 1903, $400, Book 17, pg.115, NE SW W 1/2 NW SE, pt. NW SW, pt. SW SW, filed April 6, 1904 @ 10 AM
      Duncan, Chas. P. to John R. Duncan, Q(uit) C(laim) deed, May 16, 1903, $400, Book 17, pg.115, Pt. SE SW, pt. N 1/2 SE SW, filed April 6, 1904 @ 10 AM
      Duncan, Chas. P. to Mary L. Duncan, Q(uit) C(laim) deed, May 16, 1903, $200, Book 17, pg.115, Pt. W 1/2, SW SE, pt. SE SW, filed April 6, 1904 @ 10 AM
      MAD: later deeds not copied

Pope Co. IL Deed Index, Grantees, Vol.A, 1810-1880 (FHL film 0964513; researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard and posted with his permission 11/2004; additions by MAD; note: original handwriting very difficult to read, some pages very faint; deeds themselves should be checked if in doubt)
      Duncan, Joseph from David Bowman & wife, deed, 1845, C-302
      Duncan, Mary J. & Leonora from Sarah Duncan, deed, 1856, G-659
      Duncan, Sarah from Levin King, deed, 1856, G-661
      Duncan, Sarah from Wesley Sloan & wife, deed, 1857, H-267
      Duncan, Robert from Abraham S.B. Horner, deed, 1868, O-308
      Duncan?, John & N.E. Wilson from J.M. Boicourt, admr. deed, 1872, X-122
      Duncan, Calvin S. from W.T. Sloan, Master on C., certificate, 1866, P-226 (MAD: not found in grantor index)
      Duncan, Calvin S. from O. F. Alliston & wife, deed, 1867, P-337
      Duncan, Calvin S. from Sheriff Waters, deed, 1868, P-403,4
      Duncan, James H. from John J. Conley & wife, deed, 1867, P-431,2  (GDV: Duncan, James W., P-543)
      Dunkin, James H. from Lewis Conty & wife, deed, 1869, S-50
      Duncan, Byrd from William D. Smith & wife, deed, 1870, D/Q?-522,3
      Duncan, Coleman from Caleb Baldwin & wife, deed, 1869, R-33  (GDV: Calib. Baldwin)
      Dunkin, James H. from Lewis Conley & wife, deed, 1869, R-56
      Duncan, Calvin from Harvy Yewell, deed, 1861, S-102  (GDV: Duncan, Coleman)
      Duncan, Calvin S. from Tarlton Yewell & wife, deed, 1860, S-103  (GDV: Duncan, Coleman from Tildon ? Yewell & Wife)
      Duncan, Calvin S. from John A. Belford & wife, deed, 1860, S-104  (GDV: Duncan, Coleman from John A. Bilford)
      Duncan, Francis J. from Wm. Gann & Polly Gann, notes, 1871, T-455  (GDV: Y-455)
      Duncan, John & wife from William Gann & wife, deed, 1872, W-292
      Duncan, Calvin S. from Isaac Botford? & wife, mortgage, 1863, A-201
      Duncan, Robert from N.S.B. Harner, mort., 1867, A-385  (GDV: Duncan, Robert from ASB Harner)
      Duncan, Robert from A. Anderson & wife, mort., 1865, B-8
      Duncan, Sarah, admr, from John M. Raum & wife, mort. 1871, B-246
      Duncan, F.M. from Philip D. Field, deed, 1876, No.1-106
      Duncan, F.M. from John Field, deed, 1877, Y-372

Pope Co. IL Deed Index, Grantees, Vol.B, 1871-1888 (FHL film 0964513; researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard and posted with his permission 11/2004; additions by MAD; note: original handwriting very difficult to read, some pages very faint; deeds themselves should be checked if in doubt; first date is date of instrument)
      Duncan, J.H. from G.H. & F.M. Randolph, mortgage, Jany. 31, 1885, $500, Book J, pg.97, NE SE Sec.7 Twp 11 Range 6 and NW SE Sec.8 Twp.11 Range 6, Sec.7 and Sec.8 Twp.11 Range 6, filed Feb. 6, 1885, 10 AM
      Duncan, Robert & Wife from James Gibbs & Wife, W(arranty deed, March 25, 1885, $225, Bk 5, pg.275, NW NW, Sec.15, Twp.11, Range 7, filed April 1, 1885 @ 11 AM
      Duncan, C.L?. from J.R. Broadway & wife, W. deed, September 10, 1885, $400, Book 5, pg.494, E SW, W 1/2 SE Sec.31, Twp.12, Range 6, filed April 21, 1886 @ 10 AM  (GDV: Duncan, C.S.)
      Duncan, C.L?. from J.R. Broadway & wife, W. deed, October 17, 1885, $100, Book 5, pg.495, E pt. NW 1/2, W 1/2 SE, Sec.31, Twp.12, Range 6, filed April 21, 1886 @ 10 AM  (GDV: Duncan, C.S.)
      Duncan, Robt. from Martha Tibbs, R.E. Mort., July 28, 1888, $115, Book F, Pg.550, NW NW, Sec. 15, Twp.11, Range 7, filed August 2, 1886 @ 10 AM
      Duncan, Robt. & Coleman from Ead. L. Felgner Atty &c, W. deed, August 18, 1886, $550, Book 6, pg.216, S pt. frac. NE, all frac. SE 18, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed September 2, 1886 @ 3 PM  (GDV: Ead. L. Felgner Atty & Co.)
      Duncan, John from Wm. McGee & wife, R.E. mort., February 8, 1886, $229.50, Book 9, pg.173, W 1/2 NE, Sec.6, Twp.11, Range 6, filed November 15, 1886 @ 1 PM  (GDV: from Wm. Morse, W.deed)
      Duncan, John M. from Harrington Clanohan & wf, Bond for D(eed), February 18, 1886, $280, Book 7, pg.209, N 1/2 NE, SW SE, S 1/2 SW, ? SW NW, Sec.32 Twp.11 Range 6 and NE NW Sec.5 Twp.12 Range 6, filed March 17, 1887 @ 2 PM  (GDV: Harring. Clanohan, NW NE, SE NE, Sec.33 Twp.11 Range 6)
      Duncan, Mrs. Francis C. from Simon L. Barger, Mortgage, October 5, 1887, $900, Book E, pg.522, NE SW, NW SE, S 1/2 SW, SW NW 32, Sec.32, Twp.11, Range 6, no recorded date.
      Duncan, James H. from Robert Duncan & wf, W. deed, April 5, 1888, $550, Book 9, pg.28, S pt frac NE, all frac SE, Sec.18, Twp.3, Range 7, filed April 7, 1888 @ 9 AM  (GDV: SW frac NE)
      Duncan, Stephen T. from Coleman Duncan, W. deed, July 28, 1888, $247, Book 9, pg.40, S. pt. frac. NE (16 acres) frac. SE (58 75/100 acres), Sec.18, Twp.3, Range 7, filed July 28, 1888 @ 11 AM

Pope Co. IL Deed Index, Grantees, Vol.C, 1867-1898 (FHL film 964513; researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard and posted with his permission 11/2004; additions by MAD; note: original handwriting very difficult to read, some pages very faint; deeds themselves should be checked if in doubt; first date is date of instrument)
      Duncan, John M. from Harrington Clanahan & wife, W(arranty) deed, November 24, 1889, $140, Book 8, pg.541, N 1/2 NE, SE NE, Sec.33, Twp.11, Range 6, filed December 19, 1890 @ 1 PM
      Duncan, Coleman from Geo. Dieterman, W. deed, December 20, 1893, $500, Book 10, pg.37, NW NE, pt. S 1/2 NE NE, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed December 20, 1893 @ 10 AM  (GDV: S pt. NE NE)
      Duncan, Stephen T. from Jas. H. Duncan, W. deed, May 30, 1895, $400, Book 12, pg.343, S pt. frac. NE, all SE, Sec.18, Twp.13, Range 7, filed May 31, 1895 @ 11 AM  (GDV: S part frac. NE SE)
      Duncan, Stephen from John Gilbert, Jr., W. deed, December 12, 1896, $500, Book 13, pg.167, S 1/2 S 1/2 SW, Sec.36, Twp.12, Range 6 and NE NW Sec.1, Twp.13, Range 6, filed December 21, 1896 @ 9 AM
      Duncan, Charles P. from Carline Whiteside, Q(uit) C(laim) deed, Dec. 4, 1897, $43, Book 10 pg.263, E 1/2 SW, W 1/2 SE, pt. NW SW Sec.31 Twp.12 Range 6, filed Jan. 28, 1898, at 11 AM.  (GDV: W 1/2 Pt. NW SW)
      Duncan, Stephen T. from Offomer Bauer, W. deed, February 2, 1898, $400, Book 13, pg.530, Golconda, E 1/2, lot 173, filed February 5, 1898 @ 10 AM  (GDV: Duncan, Stephen G.)
      Duncan, Charles P. - four grantee deeds, not copied.
      Brandon, John S/T. from W.J. Hutchinson & Wife, W. deed, May 21, 1893, $63, Book 9, pg.578, NE NW, Sec.1, Twp.11, Range 6, filed April 26, 1894 @ 8 AM

Pope Co. IL Deed Index, Grantees, Vol.D, 1878-1910 (FHL film 0964513; researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard and posted with his permission 11/2004; additions by MAD; note: original handwriting very difficult to read, some pages very faint; deeds themselves should be checked if in doubt; first date is date of instrument)
      Duncan, John R. from Chas. C. Duncan, Q(uit) C(laim) Deed, May 16, 1903, $400, Book 17, pg.115, NE SW, W 1/2 NW SE, pt. NW SW, pt. SW SW, pt. SE SW, Sec.31, Twp.12, Range 6, filed April 6, 1904 @ 10 AM  (GDV: NE SW, W 1/2 NW Ste, - pt. NE SW, pt. ?W, pt. SE Wpart, Sec.31)
      Duncan, John R. from Chas. C. Duncan, Q(uit) C(laim) Deed, May 16, 1903, $400, Book 17, pg.115, pt. W 1/2 SW SE, Sec.31, Twp.12, Range 6, filed April 6, 1904 @ 10 AM  (GDV: pg. W 1/2 SW Ste. Sec.31)
      (MAD: more not copied from index book on FHL film 964513)
 

Pope Co. IL Deeds (SLC 6/20/2008)
      C-300: 21 Jan. 1845, David Bowman and wife Nancy (X) to Joseph Duncan and John Sutherland, all Pope Co. IL, $125, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.13S Range 6E, 40 acres, the same land patented to David Bowman 7 Aug. 1834. No wit. (FHL film 964,516 item 2) (MAD: not C-302)
      E-84: 15 June 1847, Joseph Duncan and wife Sarah Ann (X) to John Sutherland, all Pope Co. IL, $140, their interest in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.13S Range 6E, 40 acres, patent to David Bowman 7 Aug. 1834. (FHL film 964,517 item 1)
      E-135: 25 Aug. 1851, Joseph Duncan and wife Sarah (X) to Wesley Sloan, all Pope Co. IL, $45.24, SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.13S Range 6E. (FHL film 964,517 item 1)
      F-63: 6 June 1853, Joseph Duncan and wife Sara (X) Dunkin to Leving King, both Pope Co. IL, $100, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.13S Range 6E, 80 acres. Wit. Daniel M. Lackey. (FHL film 964,517 item 2)
      F-553: 5 July 1854, Samuel Duncan and wife Ruhamen Adaline Duncan of Marshall Co. KY to Martin Cowgill of Pope Co. IL, $51, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.11S Range 5E, 40 acres. Duncans appeared in Marshall Co. KY 14 Aug. 1854. (FHL film 964,517 item 2)
      G-122 to 124: 18 Sept. 1854, John P. Johnson admin. of estate of James H. Duncan decd. of Pope Co. IL to Andrew B. Hall of same; that at May term 1854 County Court, as Court of Probate granted petition to sell real estate to pay debts as there was no personal property in the state; the admin. sold W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.14S Range 6E, 80 acres, to the highest bidder Andrew B. Hall for $80. (FHL film 964,517 item 3) (MAD: not G-123)
      G-659: 21 June 1856, Sarah (X) Duncan, admx. of estate of Joseph Duncan decd, to Lenora King, all Pope Co. IL; at March term Circuit Court 1856, on motion of said Sarah Duncan by Wesley Sloan her counsel, ordered that Thomas H. Smith be appointed guardian at litem of John W. Duncan, Leonora L. Duncan, and Mary J. Duncan, minor heirs of said decd; this day came Sarah Duncan admx, Leonora L. Duncan and Mary J. Duncan, the minor heirs, sell the real estate, the N 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.13S Range 5E to satisfy claims; admx. sold land 21 June 1856 to highest bidder Levin King for $181. (FHL film 964,517 item 3)
      G-661: 21 June 1856, Levin (X) King to Sarah Duncan admin. estate of Joseph Duncan, for $181, mortgage, N 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.13S Range 5E, 80 acres. (FHL film 964,517 item 3)
      H-133: 26 Feb. 1857, William (X) Duncan and wife Martha H. of Pope Co. IL to Robert F. Smith of Rockingham Co. NC, $13, undivided interest in 96 acres in Rockingham Co. NC beg. at Samuel Cobs corner, S to William Benets corner, W with Clemuel Smith's line to Traven Palmers line, then N, then E to beg., known as Widow Smith's land. (FHL film 964,518 item 1) (MAD: William Duncan mar. Martha Smith 8/7/1856, bond John Duncan, in Rockingham Co. NC; probably not the William B. Duncan who mar. Martha Kinser in 1853 in Williamson Co. IL, on the 1860 census there)
      H-267: 22 Aug. 1857, Wesley Sloan and wife Mary C. of Pope Co. IL to Sarah Duncan of same, $97.24-1/2, NE 1/4 NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.34, Twp.13S Range 6E, 80 acres. (FHL film 964,518 item 1)
      N-204: 14 Dec. 1861, Harvey Yewel of first part from Calvin Smith Duncan of 2nd part, $100, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.30 Twp.12S Range 7E, 20 acres of my undivided part, it being 20 acres, and NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.30 Twp.12S Range 7E, being my undivided part of said lands, and also SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.12S Range 7E, 20 acres; later "Calvin Smith Duncan party of first part". /s/ Calvin Smith (X) Duncan. (FHL film 964,520 item 2) (indexed Harvey Yewel as grantee)
      O-300: 14 July 1868, Abram S.B. Horner to Robert Duncan, $190, S 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.11 Range 6E, 80 acres. (FHL film 964,521 item 1) (MAD: not O-308)
      P-226: 27 Oct. 1866, William P. Sloan, Master in Chancery, per decree at Aug. term 1866 Pope Co. IL Circuit Court in suit to foreclose mortgage, Calvin S. Duncan complainant vs. Isaac Belford and Martha Belford defendants; per order #797 sold on 27 Oct. 1866 to highest bidder Calvin S. Duncan, N 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.19 and SE 1/4 Se 1/4 Sec.19 and SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.19 and E 1/2 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.19 and NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.30 and NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.30, all Twp.12S Range 7E, 160 acres, $486.35. Purchaser entitled to a deed 15 months after expiration. (FHL film 964,521 item 2)
      P-337: 13 April 1867, O.F. Alliston and wife Susan of Livingston Co. KY for $130 deed to Calvin S. Duncan of Pope Co. IL, undivided interest in N 1/2 SE 1/4 and SW 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 SE 1/4 all Sec.19 Twp.12S Range 7E, 160 acres; the said interest is about or near 2/8 share of the above 160 acres. (FHL film 964,521 item 2)
      P-403: 28 July 1867, per July 1865 County Court judgment, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and NW 1/4 SE 1/4 and SW 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.19, Twp.12S Range 7E, each 40 acres, except one undivided 8th part, belonging to Green Yewell, sold for taxes 25 July 1865, Caleb Baldwin offered to pay $11 and he assigned the certificate of purchase to Calvin Duncan, deed to Calvin Duncan 28 July 1867, by Sheriff Waters. (FHL film 964,521 item 2)
      P-431: 26 Aug. 1867, John J. (X) Conley and wife Susan of Pope Co. IL to James Hary? Duncan of Saline Co. IL, $500, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.12S Range 6E and SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.12S Range 6E, 80 acres. (FHL film 964,521 item 2)
      Q-87: 15 May 1854, Samuel Duncan of Marshall Co. KY to John Stone of Pope Co. IL, $55, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.11S Range 5E, 40 acres in Pope Co. IL (no wife's name). Wit. W.F. Vancleave, G.N. Vancleave. (FHL film 964,522 item 1)
      R-33: 25 March 1869, Caleb Baldwin and wife Margaret of Pope Co. IL to "Coleman" Duncan of Saline Co. IL, $90, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.11S Range 6E, 80 acres. (FHL film 964,522 item 2)
      R-56: 15 Dec. 1869, Lewis Conley and wife Melvina (X) of Pope Co. IL to James H. Duncan of Saline Co. IL, $25, NW (does not say quarter or 1/4) of SE 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.11S Range 7E, 40 acres. (FHL film 964,522 item 2)
      S-50: 19 Oct. 1869, Lewis Conley and wife Melvina (X) of Pope Co. IL to James H. Dunkin of Saline Co. IL, $300, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.11S Range 7E, 40 acres. (FHL film 964,522 item 3)
      S-102: 4 Dec. 1861, Harvey (X) Yewel to Calvin Smith Duncan, $100, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.12S Range 7E, 40 acres, "my" undivided part of said land and also SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.12S Range 7E, 40 acres, and my undivided part of said lands, and also my undivided part of N 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.(blank) S Range 7E containing 80 acres, in all the said lands being 20 acres. (FHL film 964,522 item 3)
      S-103: 10 Nov. 1860, Talton Yewell and wife Harriet to Calvin Smith Duncan, $394, undivided part (land not copied) (FHL film 964,522 item 3)
      S-104: 10 Nov. 1860, John A. Belford and wife Elizabeth (X) to Calvin S. Duncan, $80, undivided part (land not copied) (FHL film 964,522 item 3)
      S-160: 4 July 1871, James H. Duncan and wife Jerusha (X) of Pope Co. IL to Malinda Consert of same, $350, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.11S Range 7E, 40 acres. (FHL film 964,522 item 3)
      Quit
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Mexican War Pension Application of Polly Womble Duncan for Service of Stephen Duncan (Researched and transcribed by Garland D. Vinyard, posted with his permission, his comments; partial; see Saline Co. IL for complete file)
      "MEXICAN WAR PENSIONS. ACT OF JANUARY 29, 1887. DECLARATION OF WIDOW FOR PENSION. State of Illinois, County of Pope} SS: On this 26th day of March, A.D. 1887, personally before me, clerk of County Court, the same being a court of record in the State of Illinois, a resident of Golconda Precinct in the county of Pope, in the State of Illinois who being by me first duly sworn according to law, deposes and says: I am the widow of Stephen Duncan, who served under the name of Stephen Duncan as a Private in the company commanded by Captain Michael Lawler, in the 3rd regiment of Illinois Infty, commanded by Col. Foreman in the war with Mexico; That my said husband enlisted at Shawneetown on or about the 1st day of June, A.D. 1846, for the term of one year; That I was married under my name of Polly Yewel to my said husband, by Reuben Land on or about the 15th day of Dec., A.D. 1857 at Independence Precinct, in the State of Illinois, and lived with my said husband from the date of my said marriage until the day of his death, to wit: the day he left my bed and board on 12 day of March, A.D. 1865, when my said husband absented himself and has never been or contributed to my support in the State of Illinois, and that I have not since remarried; That there was never any legal impediment to said marriage. No. 1. That my said husband, being duly enlisted as aforesaid, actually served sixty days with the Army of the United States in Mexico, in the war with that Nation, which service was as follows: In camp at Tampico Mex Lieut. Procter of Equality Ills. remembers of his having served in said "Co." at Ciro Gorda & Camorga and was discharged at New Orleans on the 21st day of May, A.D. 1847. No. 2. That my said husband was actually engaged in a battle in said war, to wit: in the battle of Ciro Gorda Mex, at Ciro Gorda highs, on the 18th day of April A.D. 1846, and was honorably discharged at New Orleans on the 21st day of May, A.D. 1847. No. 3. [left blank] No. 4. That I am 65 years of age, and that I was born on or about the 17th day of Nov., A.D. 1821, at Grand Pier, Pope Co., in the State of Ills. No. 5. That I am disabled by reason of Disease of Lungs general disability and emaciation was not incurred while I was in any manner voluntarily engaged in, or aiding or abetting, the late rebellion against the authority of the United States. And above 62 years old. No. 6. That I claim pension by reason of the fact that I am dependent in whole support upon these, not legally bound for my support, and that such dependence as alleged consists in this, to wit: house bed board and med. Attendance when sick. That I am not heretofore made application for pension or bounty-land. That in support and proof of my right to pension, I tender herewith, under the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, the following evidence: My husband received a land warrant and made application for disability pension in 1850, so he said, which he fails to prosecute - and the affidavits of Lieut. S. Procter, Equality, Col. James S. Readen, Cairo, Coleman Duncan & Valentine Duncan, Golconda and records at Harrisburg, Ill. That since the death of my said husband I have resided at the following places, to wit: at Golconda, Ills. That I am not laboring under any political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Polly her X mark Duncan. WITNESSES: Robert Duncan, Thomas J. Trovillion, STATE OF Illinois, COUNTY OF Pope} SS: Before me Pevin V. Trovillion, a clerk of a court of record, on this 26th day of March, A.D. 1887, personally appeared Polly Duncan known to me as the person described in, and who executed and signed the foregoing declaration for pension as widow of good report for truth and veracity in the community in which she lives, who being by me first duly sworn, deposes and says that she has read (if claimant cannot read, read to her and so state in acknowledgement) the foregoing declaration and knows the contents thereof; and that all of the facts therein stated are true. Perin V. Tovillion, County Clerk."
      "DEPOSITION B, Case of Polly Duncan deceased, No. 577 O.W. On this 21st day of April, 1891, at near Mitchellsville, County of Saline, State of Illinois, before me, Edward P. Elliott, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Mrs. Delila Duncan, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says: My age is 74 years I am the widow of Thomas Duncan deceased and sister of Polly Duncan deceased the claimant. Residence near and post office address Mitchellsville Saline Co., Ills. I am four years older than my sister Polly Duncan who died about the 21st day of January 1889 at her son in laws Robert Bolden who lives about one mile and a half from Harrisburgh (sic) Saline Co. Ills. We were only sisters and daughters of Simon and Elizabeth Wamble and I married Thomas Duncan and Polly married his brother Stephen Duncan. I do not know the month but she was married to Stephen Duncan in this county, but it was in the year 1857. At this time I was living in Alexander County, Illinois. Stephen was in the Mexican War and was in the war about a year this was during his first wife's life time. His first wife was Maria Hill who was raised in the county and died some eight years before he was married to my sister Polly. My sister Polly had been married to a man named Alfred Ewall (sic) who died about the year 1848. She had seven children by Ewall (sic) but one whom is now living Julia Ann Bolden the wife of Robert Bolden. After my sister married Steven Duncan by whom she had one child named Delila who was married to this same Bob Bolden who afterward married Julia his daughter by her first husband. After their marriage they moved to Pulaski County near Allen Ills. then moved to this county and afterwards moved to Pope County Illinois near Golconda and there he deserted her as well as I remember about the year 1865. He was a man that was always fussing with his family and they did not get along pleasantly so he left her and went to work for a man named William Wilson who lived near Golconda Ills. He lived at Wilsons about one year then went off down the Ohio river in a Skiff taking his bedding and a sett (sic) of carpenter tools along with him and shortly after he left a big storm came up and it is supposed that he was drowned for he never had been heard of afterward. He had promised to write to Mr. Wilson but he never heard from him. He never applied for a divorce. Neither was she ever served with any papers claiming a divorce. She lived near Golconda Ills keeping house and working out up to about six or seven years ago when she moved up into this county living around with her relatives. Her health was bad and she was quite feeble and lived on the Charity of her relatives and friends. She had no money and left no estate whatever. I do not know how long she was sick or what physician attended her during her last illness. And do not know who attended to the payment of her funeral expenses or the expenses of her last illness. Not having seen her daughter or any member of that family since the date of her death and knew the date of her death from a letter written to the family by her daughter. I knew that Polly never remarried after being deserted by Stephen and do not know that she ever had a change to remarry. I knew these facts of his deserting her from what was told me by Polly and other members of the family. I have stated all due facts that I remember of in this matter. I have no procuring interest in the prosecution of this claim for a pension. My answers have been correctly recorded in this deposition. Coleman and Valentine Duncan brothers of Stephen Duncan and Ellen Turner a sister are all the members of the family still living. Coleman and Valentine Duncan live near Golconda Pope Co., Illinois and Ellen Turner lives near Springfield Illinois. William Wilson the man Stephen worked for after leaving Polly is dead. I believe that Coleman and Valentine Duncan were living near Golconda Illinois at the time Stephen deserted Polly in 1865 and will probably remember the facts better than I do. Delila her X mark Duncan. Witness to mark: Willie McCormick and Lucinda Duncan. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of April 1891, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing. Edward P. Elliott, Special Examiner.
      MAD: see Saline Co. IL for complete file
 

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, Charles P., widow Duncan, Nancy J.; B 6 Tenn. Mtd. Inf.; 1890 Aug. 4, Invalid Appl. #988052, Cert. #796700, IL; 1915 April 16, Widow App. #1045432, Cert. #794485, IL. (MAD: Hamilton Co. TN; Rhea Co. TN & Pope Co. IL)
      Duncan, Coleman; F 29 Ill. Inf.; 1882 Aug. 28, Invalid Appl. #458346, Cert. #270997, Ill. (MAD: 1850 Clark or Saline Co. IL census; of Pope Co. IL per IL Civil War database)
      Duncan, Francis M.; F 5 Tenn. Inf.; 1884 June 9, Invalid Appl. #514949, Cert. #370392, Ill. (MAD: organized at Knox Co. KY; Rhea Co. TN, Pope Co. IL)
      Duncan, John A.; B 6 Tenn. Mtd. Inf.; 1891 Sept. 22, Invalid Appl. #1059998, Cert. #811738, Ill. (MAD: Hamilton Co. TN; Rhea Co. TN & Jefferson Co. IL)
      Duncan, John R.; C 15 KY Cav.; 1890 July 18, Invalid Appl. #818298, Cert. #574131, Ill. (MAD: 1850 Caldwell Co. KY census; 1860 Lyon Co. KY census; mustered in at Paducah, McCracken Co. KY; to Pope Co. IL, died Saline Co. IL)
      Duncan, John W., mother Duncan, Sarah; E 120 Ill. Inf.; 1868 June 18, Mother Appl. #162114, Cert. #123343. (MAD: of Pope Co. IL per IL Civil War database)
      Duncan, Landon R., father Duncan, Russell; I 2 Tenn. Inf.; 1890 July 30, Father Appl. #480757, Cert. #372255, Ill. (MAD: Hamilton Co. TN; see Rhea Co. TN & Pope Co. IL)
 

Go to the transcript of the Civil War Military Records for:

Civil War Records, John B. Duncan, son of William Duncan, of Pope and Saline Co. IL; Part 1
      Civil War Records, John B. Duncan, son of William Duncan, of Pope and Saline Co. IL; Part 2

Civil War Records, Claim for Violet Duncan, minor survivor of John B. Duncan, son of William Duncan, of Pope and Saline Co. IL

Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 1
      Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 2
      Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 3

Civil War Records, Robert Duncan of Saline, Pope, Hardin, Jackson, and Gallatin Co. IL

Civil War Record, George B. Harner, husband of Margaret M. Duncan, of Pope Co. IL

Civil War Record, Margaret Harner, widow of George B. Harner, of Pope and Saline Co. IL
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1893 "The Biographical review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens" pub. by Biographical Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.39 D3b and film 982,028 item 2; and CA State Library, Sutro Branch, on film)
      No Barton; no Millington or Cardwell Smith (MAD: looking for Millington Smith (1770-1835/6) & wife Barbara (Barton) (1779-1832) both b. Edgecombe Co. NC, to Stewart Co. TN ca? 1800, to Johnson Co. IL 1817 & d. there. Barbara the dau. of James Barton & Mary Duncan per Kirby Watkins for Millington's son Cardwell Smith. See Logan Co. KY Will A-21 of James Barton)
      Pg.186-8: MRS. SARA A. (DUNCAN) POOR, widow of Jasper Newton Poor, is a resident of Vienna [Pope Co.], native of Williamson Co., where her parents (unnamed) are still living on the old farm. Her father is one of the substantial farmers of his county, and he has also engaged in business as a general merchant and dealer in tobacco. He and his wife had a family of six children, as follows: Warren Webster, a lawyer at Marion; George Washington, proprietor of a general merchandise store at Lake Creek; James Thomas, who died in infancy; Perrin Wilson, a merchant at Lake Creek; Charles L., at home with his parents; and Sara A. The subject of this biography was very well educated ... united in marriage with Jasper Newton Poor, September 3, 1882; dwelling ... in Vienna; here Mrs. Poor lives with and for her children, Mamie Newton and Grace Duncan [Poor] ..., loss of devoted husband. Jasper N. Poor was a Johnson Co. boy, born Nov. 5, 1855, a son of Sampson D. Poor, pioneer of this county now residing in Metropolis, Massac Co., native of TN, ... married Sarah Jane Mount, ten children (not copied here). Jasper N. Poor was 2nd child; he died 25 Jan. 1890. (MAD: dau. of A.J. Duncan)
      Pg.479: FRANCIS M. DUNCAN ... Pope Co, who resides in township 11, range 6, and was born in Rhea Co. TN in 1842. His father, Russell Duncan, was born in Washington Co. TN in 1817 and is a son of William Duncan, of the same county. The latter was a farmer, as was also his father, Charles Duncan, of North Carolina, who was also a mechanic. Both Charles Duncan and his son William died in Washington Co. TN at quite an advanced age.
            The mother of our subject was Mary T. Rector, of East TN, who after she married Russell Duncan lived in TN until 1870. That year Mr. and Mrs. Duncan removed by team to Jefferson Co. IL, and there the latter died in 1879, aged 56 years, having been the mother of 13 children, 7 sons and six daughters, one of whom died when an infant. Landon R. who was a volunteer in the 2nd TN Infantry of the Federal army, died in KY in the spring of 1862, in his 21st year. Mary Saphrona died in IL at about the age of 28; Sarah M., wife of William Secrest, died in IL; Hiram H. died at his parents' home in 1884; and Ellen E., a single lady, died also at home, in 1892. The names of the living are as follows: Margaret E. in AL; Francis M., the subject of this sketch; Charles Polk, a farmer of Pope Co.; John A., a farmer of Jefferson Co.; William E., also a farmer of Jefferson Co.; Vesta E., wife of Henry Miner, of Jefferson Co.; and Adeline, wife of David Mooney.
            Francis M. Duncan, who was the 2nd child and 2nd son, and is the eldest of the family living, was reared to farm life ... enlisted in 20th year in KY in 5th TN Infantry of Union army, served in ranks over 3 years except when sick in hospital for a short time. His brothers Charles Polk and John A. were also volunteers in the Federal army. These men in TN who entered the Union army knew something of what it cost to be loyal to the Old Flag, and they also knew something of the cost of war. At first Mr. Duncan volunteered at home, but the regiment was soon disbanded and each member of it fled for safety. For some time he was secreted in the mountains with his father and brother; but one night went home to sleep in his bed, and was captured by the rebels and held a prisoner, but only for 2 hours, when he made his escape. The next spring he was one of 33 to cross the mountains and volunteer in KY, and came out of the war without being wounded.
            In April, 1866, our subject was married to Miss Sarah Jane Robbs, of Pope Co., and a daughter of J.L. Robbs. He and his wife then went to MO for a few months, but later returned to this county, and in 1876 bought 40 acres ... Built part of his present dwelling house in fall of 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have buried one infant daughter, Mary L., and have 6 children living, viz: Amanda S., wife of Joseph Gossage, a farmer of Pope Co.; Vesta I., wife of William Gossage, and who has 3 children; William A., a young man of 19 at home; Minnie, a young lady of 18; Elmina, a miss of 14; and Thomas L., 12 years old. Mr. Duncan is a Master Mason, a Simon-pure Republican; he and wife members of Social Brethren Church. ...
      (MAD: Winnie, dau. of Marion Duncan, mar. 1896 in Saline Co. IL)

1912 "History of Southeast Missouri" by Douglass, Vol.I & II (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.8 D737)
      Counties of Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, New Madrid, Madison, Washington, Perry, St. Francois, Bollinger, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Mississippi.
      Pg.1058-9: (Pemiscot Co.) JOHN EDGAR DUNCAN is a lawyer in Caruthersville ... John Edgar Duncan was born in Pope Co. IL, August 11, 1874. His father, John Duncan, Sr., was a native of the same place. He enlisted in the Union army during the Civil war, serving 3 years, one month and a half in the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry. ... later moved to a farm in Saline Co. IL, ... until 1889, when his demise occurred; he was buried in Walnut Grove cemetery. When a young man, Mr. Duncan was united in marriage to Miss Frances Wilson, a native of KY. Her family moved to IL, locating in Pope county, near Mr. Duncan's home; ... later married in Pope Co. IL. Mrs. Duncan's death took place in Saline Co. IL, and five of her seven children survived her, the remaining two having died in infancy. The names of those who grew to maturity are as follows: Alice, who married Sherman Shufflebarger and lived in Pope county, IL, where her death occurred; Olive E., the wife of William J. Hutchinson, residing at Darrisville, IL; Cordelia, married to H.N. Finney, of Carrier Mills, IL, where Mrs. Finney's demise occurred; J.E., the lawyer who is the subject of this biography; and Violet V., who is married to Lewis Pattinson and resides in IL. ....
            The first 17 years of John Edgar Duncan's life were spent on his father's farm, ... When he was seventeen years of age his father died ... admitted to the bar in 1899 ... Mr. Duncan had taken up his residence in Caruthersville in 1898 .... Mr. Duncan has been twice married. He was united to Miss Robbie McGaugh, daughter of William McGaugh, and she died in the month of March, 1905. On the 21st day of June, 1906, Mr. Duncan married Miss Myrtle Crowe, who was born July 17, 1884, a daughter of Dr. B.D. Crowe and Emma (Kirkpatrick) Crowe. By this 2nd marriage Mr. Duncan became the parent of three children, one of whom is dead; the names of the two living are -- Madge Lee, born April 16, 1908, and John Sterling, whose birth occurred June 29, 1910. ....
 

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