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Last revised November 15, 2012

FAYETTE CO. IN
Formed 1819 from Wayne, Franklin
Union formed 1821 from Wayne, Franklin, Fayette
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820 Fayette Co. IN Census (and from June Ricketts 6/1984)
Brownsville Twp.
Pg. 37  William Duncan        200100     - 00100

1830 Fayette Co. IN Census (Dungans from June Ricketts 6/1984)
Pg. 11  John Duncan           1000,1     - 2100,1
Pg. 36  Joseph Dungan         1000,001   - 1231,01
Pg. 46  Zachariah Dungan      2010,1     - 1000,1
Pg. 50  Isaac Dungan          0132,0001  - 1110,0001
        Benjamin Dungan       2202,001   - 0020,001

1840 Fayette Co. IN Census
Jackson Twp.
Pg.103  Hiram Duncan          0000,01    - 0000,1
          (MAD: mar. Martha Jane Reddick 12/10/1839
            Stokes Co. NC; 1850 Hamilton Co. IN census)

1850 Fayette Co. IN Census
Harrison Twp.
Pg.218, #273, J.C. DUNCAN (m) 27 PA farmer $0
                  Margaret 26 PA
                  Nancy Bell 4, Joseph B. 1 PA
                  Joseph McCOLLY 26 KY carpenter $0
                  (MAD: 1860 Tazewell Co. IL census; Joseph Culbertson Duncan)
Waterloo Twp.
Pg.235-6, #244, Margaret CHAMBERS 71 NC (blank) $1800
                  Rachel DUNGAN 34 IN
                  Lydia 32, Benjamin 13, Rebecca 13 IN
                  Mary J. 11, Margaret A. 8 IN
Pg.236, #245, Joseph DUNGAN 36 OH (blank)
                  Rebecca 29 IN
                  Minerva 11, Margaret 9, William 7 IN
                  Eiby? (not Eliz.) (f) 5 IN
                  Harriett M. 3, Lucinda 1 IN
                  Enoch CHAMBERS 71 MD farmer

1860 Fayette Co. IN Census
Harrison?
Pg.802, #606-594, William A. DUNCAN 34 PA farmer $9150-$4920
                  Joseph DUNCAN 73 PA
                  Bridgett FADDEN 40 IRE domestic
                  John Polick FADDEN 14 IN

1870 Fayette Co. IN Census
Connersville Twp.
Pg.15, #542-547, DUNCUMB, Albert 40 CT cabinet maker $1300-$50
                  Louisa 56 NH keeping house (age as given)
Harrison Twp.
Pg.78, #143-147, DUNCAN, William 44 PA farmer $21,160-$1,415
                  Mary 34 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Joseph 7, Maggie 6 IN, mother of foreign birth
                  John 4, Mary J. 1 IN, mother of foreign birth
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Fayette Co. IN Probate
      Probate Record Book A (FHL film 469,770)
      A-57: 4 Jan. 1830, Thomas Duncan, admr. of estate of Ephraim Duncan, discharged from ...alation.
       4 March 1830, Thomas Duncan, guardian of Robert Duncan, age about 8 years and 3 months, infant heir of Ephraim Duncan, to post bond; bond posted by Robert D. Helm; report July 28, 1845. (MAD: ? 1830 Rush Co. IN census)
      Probate Record Book B - no Duncan (FHL film 469,770)
      Vol. C, Vol. D - no Duncan (FHL film 469,771)
      Vol. E - no Duncan (FHL film 469,772)
      Vol. F, Vol. G - no Duncan (FHL film 469,773)
      Vol. G-1 - no Duncan (FHL film 469,774)
      Vol. 1, Vol. 2 - no Duncan (FHL film 469,775)
      Vol. 3 - no Duncan (FHL film 469,776)

Fayette Co. IN Will (FHL film 469,719)
      C-190: Joseph Duncan of Fayette Co. IN, having heretofor made advancements for my beloved daughter and son, Mary Jane Dovrence? and Joseph Culbertson Duncan to the full amount that I deem just and right, the balance of my estate to be disposed of as follows: to son William Alexander Duncan and heirs the 1/4 section on which I now reside, being the NW 1/4 Sec. 6 Twp 14 Range 12, supposed to contain 183 acres. That is to say, the first encumbrance and provision is that my beloved wife Jane Duncan as my widow, for life, have the use and occupation or rents and profits as she may elect of the full and third part of the real estate, which third I give her. The second encumbrance is that in case my beloved grandson James Nelson Huston son of my deceased daughter Isabella survive until age 21, he be paid by my son William or his heirs, $500 in cash. All the rest and remainder to my wife absolutely. Appoint son William Alexander Duncan exec. 23 Aug. 1855. Wit. S.W. Parker, James C. McIntmet?. Codicil, on account of the death of my beloved wife Jane Duncan who died since the execution of my will; my son William Alexander Duncan and heirs have the said 1/4 section described in the will free from all encumbrances except in favor of my grandson James Nelson Huston. If James Nelson Huston dies, the $500 be equally divided between my three children Mary Jane Domirce? (Dovrence?), Joseph Culbertson Duncan and William Alexander Duncan or their heirs. My exec. to give over to my daughter Mary Jane Domence? if not paid sooner, a note which I have against William Devrence? and my daughter Mary Jane dated 1 Jan. 1858 for $200. The remainder to my son William Alexander Duncan. Feb. 8, 1859. Wit. James C. McIntrich?, Chas. C.C. Tate. Proved 3 July 1861.
      MAD: Fayette Co. IN, Baptist Church Cemetery, south of Yankeetown on the Ludlow farm in Harrison Twp, has stone for Jane Duncan, wife of Joseph Duncan, aged 71 years, 5-11-1858 (from files of Lawrence E. Duncan 12/1984)

Fayette Co. IN Complete Record (FHL film 469,775 item 1)
      No Duncan
 

LAND RECORDS

Fayette Co. IN Deeds 1813-1819 "Recorded in Wayne & Franklin Cos." (FHL film 1,863,937 item 3)
      No Duncan
 

Fayette Co. IN Deed Indexes
   Index, grantor 1816-1853 (FHL film 1,863,934 item 2)
      Durman - not copied
      Duncan, Robt. B. Com. to Henry W. Nichols, Com.Deed, 25 May 1848, $50, 1/3 lot 20, recorded 22 Dec. 1851, Q-259; remarks: C.N. Add.
   Index, grantee 1816-1853 (FHL film 1,863,935 item 1)
      Duncan, Joseph from Robt. Dickey & wife, War, 7 Oct. 1850, $4160, pt SW & SE 1/4 Sec.7 T14 R12 160 acres, 15 Oct. 1850, P-398
      Duncan, Joseph from James Mount & wife, War, 26 Oct. 1850, $5000, NW 1/4 Sec.6 T14 R12 183 acres, 1 Nov. 1850, P-416
      Duncan, Joseph C. from Joshua Walker & wife, (blank), 11 Oct. 1852, $200, 1/10 pt E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 T14 R12 80 acres, rec. 21 Oct. 1852, Q-533
      Duncan, Joseph C. from Granville Bales (Balis?) & wife, War, 25 Dec. 1852, $1400, und. 6/10 E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 T14 R12 80 acres, rec. 1 Jan. 1853, R-4
      Duncan, Joseph C. from Jesse Hughes & wife, War, 24 Feby. 1853, $175, 1/10 E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 T14 R12 80 acres, 28 Feby 1853, R-72
   Index, grantor 1853-1875 (FHL film 1,863,935 item 2)
      Duncan, Joseph & wife to John Huston, War, 12 Jan. 1855, $6400, pt SW & SE 1/4 7-14-12 160 acres, 21 Apl. 1855, S-131
      Duncan, Joseph & wife to William N. Huston, War, 12 Jan. 1855, $3049, 66/70 of E 1/2 SE 1/4 7-14-12 80 acres, 21 Apl. 1855, S-132
      Duncan, Joseph to William A. Duncan, War, 2 Mch 1860, $3000, pt NW 1/4 6-14-12, recorded 20 March 1860, U-316
      Duncan, Eliza Johns to William Clifford, War, 18 March 1865, $1140, pt NW 1/4 22-14-11 19 acres, 6 April 1865, W-187
      Duncan, William A. & wife to John I. Johnston, War, 26 Nov. 1866, $310, pt NE 1/4 6-14-12 1.07 acres, 7 Dec. 1866, W-436
   Index, grantee 1853-1875 (FHL film 1,863,936 item 1)
      Duncan, Joseph C. from William Stevens & wife, William Alexander & wife, John Alexander, War. Deed, 27 June 1853, $75, 3/7 of 1/10 E 1/2 SE 1/4 7-14-12, 80 acres, 8 Dec. 1853, R-342
      Duncan, Joseph C. from Nancy Hawkins, War, 8 Nov.1853, $200, 1/10 E 1/2 SE 1/4 7-14-12, 80 acres, 9 Dec. 1853, R-344
      Duncan, William A. from Joseph Duncan, War, 2 Mch 1860, $3,000, Pt 20? W 1/4 6-14-12, 20 Mch 1860, U-316
      Duncan, Eliza from John V. Lindsey by Pav?, Part, 16 Dec. 1862, --, Pt. NW 1/4 22-14-11, 19 acres, 15 Jan. 1863, V-110
      Duncan, William A. from Jacob Danbeuspeck? & wife and John Caldwell & wife, War, 3 Jan. 1863, #4694, Pt SW 1/4 6-14-12, 94 acres, 21 Jan. 1863, V-115
      Duncan, William from John Kane & wife, War, 21 May 1866, $300, Pt NE 1/4 6-14-12, 1.16 acres, 31 May 1866, X-177
      Duncan, William, from John Fallen & wife, War, 14 Sept. 1871, $600, Pt NE 1/4 6-14-12, 1.07 acres, 30 Sept. 1871, X-424
 

Fayette Co. IN Deeds
   Deed record v. B-D 1822-1831 (FHL film 1,863,570)
      C-53: 25 May 1825, Isaac Dungan of Fayette Co. IN to James Beeks of same, for $100 paid, sell land in Fayette Co. IN, NW corner of SW 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.14 Range 13, commencing at NW corner of said 1/4 sec., then south ... containing 30 acres, which land was conveyed by deed from Abrham Van Matre to James Beeks and from James Beeks to David Malery and from David Malery to Isaac Dungan, and all the estate ... of said Isaac Dungan to the premises, Isaac Dungan and Hester his wife warrant title. /s/ Isaac Dungan, Esther Dungan. They appeared 25 May 1825 before Daniel S. Kenner, J.P. Recorded Feb. 25, 1826. (MAD: not Duncan)
 
   Deed record v. P-Q 1849-1852 (FHL film 1,863,599)
      P-398: 7 Oct. 1850, Robert Dickey and wife Rebecca Dickey for $4,160 paid, sell to Joseph Duncan real estate, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12, and W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12E, the whole containing 160 acres more or less, in Fayette Co. In, together with appurtenances, warrant title, Rebecca Dickey wife of Robert relinquishes her dower. /s/ Robert Dickey, Rebekkah (X) Dickey. Wit. Sol Maker. Robert Dickey and wife Rebecca appeared 7 Oct. 1850 before Sol Maker, Notary Public. Recorded Oct. 15, 1850.
      P-416: 26 Oct. 1850, James Mount and wife Mary Mount of Fayette Co. IN for $5,000 paid, sell to Joseph Duncan of same place, real estate, 183 acres, NW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14N Range 12E in Fayette Co. except that part of said land heretofore deeded by James Mount to Benjamin Dickey, together with appurtenances, warrant title except to the part deeded to Benjamin Dickey, Mary Mount relinquishes her right of dower. /s/ James Mount, Mary Mount. James Mount and wife Mary Mount appeared 28 Oct. 1850 before Sol Maker, Notary Public. Recorded Nov. 1, 1850.
      Q-259/260: 25 May 1848, Robert B. Duncan, Commissioner appointed by Probate Court of Marion Co. IN, to Henry W. Nichols of Fayette Co. IN, that on 31 May 1847, Alfred Wright Guardian of person and estate of James T. Wright, filed in Marion Co. Probate Court his petition showing that James T. Wright an infant was owner of 1/3 part undivided lot No.20 in Conners North addition to town of Connersville, and it would be to the interest of said heir to sell his interest in said lot and invest the proceeds in other land, ... court was satisfied and appointed H.W. Nichols and James Mount to appraise the same; at the October term the appraisal was filed and additional bond was required, court authorized Alfred Wright to make private sale; at the April term 1848 Alfred Wright Guardian, sold to Henry W. Nichols for $50, the full appraised value, Robert B. Duncan appointed commissioner to make the deed, now this indenture, said Robert B. Duncan Commissioner sold to Henry W. Nichols one undivided third part of lot 20 in Conners north addition to town of Connersville in Fayette Co. IN ... /s/ Robert B. Duncan, Commissioner. He appeared 25 May 1848 before Joshua Stevens, J.P. of Marion Co. IN. Certification 25 May 1848 by Robert B. Duncan, Clerk of the Marion Co. Circuit Court, for Joshua Stevens. Recorded Dec. 22, 1851.
      Q-533: 11 Oct. 1852, Joshua Walker and Martha Walker late Martha Hawkins of Fayette Co. IN for $200 sell to Joseph C. Duncan of afsd, real estate in Fayette Co. IN, equal undivided 1/10 part of real estate of which Mathew Hawkins late of Fayette Co. IN died seized, being part of E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12, together with appurtenances, warrant title, Martha Walker late Martha Hawkins, wife of Joshua Walker, relinquishes her dower. /s/ Joshua Walker, Martha (X) Walker. They appeared 11 Oct. 1852 before James C. Rea, J.P. Recorded Oct. 21, 1852.
 
   Deed record v. R-S 1853-1856 (FHL film 1,863,600)
      R-4: 25 Dec. 1852, Granville Bates and wife Sarah Bates of Fayette Co. IN for $1400 paid, sell to Joseph C. Duncan real estate in Fayette Co. IN, equal undivided 6/10 of E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12, containing 80 acres more or less, warrant title, Sarah Bates relinquishes dower. /s/ Granville Bates, Sarah (X) Bates. They appeared 25 Dec. 1852 before James C. Rea, J.P. Recorded Jan. 1, 1853.
      R-72: 24 Feb. 1853, Jesse Hughes and wife Elizabeth Hughes formerly Elizabeth Hawkins for $175 paid, sell to Joseph C. Duncan of Fayette Co. IN real estate in Fayette Co. IN, all the interest held by us being one undivided 10th part of E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12 E, being the lands of which the late Mathew Hawkins died seized, together with appurtenances, warrant title, Elizabeth Hughes wife of Jesse Hughes relinquishes her right of dower. /s/ Jesse Hughes, Elizabeth (X) Hughes. Wit. John Eales, William McCool. They appeared before John Eales, N.P., 24 Feb. 1853. Recorded Feb. 28, 1853.
      R-342: 27 June 1853, William Stevens and wife Martha Stevens and William Alexander and wife Mary Alexander and John Alexander, for $75 paid, sell to Joseph C. Duncan real estate in Fayette Co. IN, all our interest to land, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12, being three undivided sevenths of one tenth of said land, together with appurtenances, warrant title. Martha A. and Mary, wives of said Wm. Stevens and William Alexander, relinquish their dower. /s/ William Stevens, Martha (X) A. Stevens, William Alexander, Mary Alexander, John Alexander. Wit. C. L. Hansicker. They appeared 27 June 1853 before C.L. Hansicker, Recorder of Fayette Co. Recorded Dec. 8, 1853.
      R-344: 8 Nov. 1853, Nancy Hawkins of Fountain Co. IN for $200 paid, sell to Joseph C. Duncan of Fayette Co. IN, real estate in Fayette Co. IN, one undivided tenth part of real estate of which Matthew Hawkins late of Fayette Co. IN died seized, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Nancy (X) Hawkins. Wit. S.K. Harnegan. She appeared 8 Nov. 1853 before Charles L. Hansicker, Recorder of Fountain Co. IN. Recorded Dec. 9, 1853.
      S-131: 12 Jan. 1855, Joseph Duncan and wife Jane Duncan of Fayette Co. IN for $6,400 paid, sell to John Huston of Fayette Co. IN real estate in Fayette Co. IN, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12 and W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12E, the whole containing 160 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Jane Duncan. They appeared 12 Jan. 1855 before James Shertridge, J.P. Recorded April 21, 1855.
      S-132: 12 Jan. 1855, Joseph C. Duncan and wife Margaret M. Duncan of Fayette Co. IN for $3,049 paid, sell to William N. Huston of Fayette Co. IN, real estate in Fayette Co. IN, our interest to E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.14 Range 12, the said interest being the undivided 9/10 and undivided 3/7 of 1/10 of said land, containing 80 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph C. Duncan, Margaret M. Duncan. They appeared before James Shortridge, J.P., 12 Jan. 1855. Recorded April 21, 1855.
 
   Deed record v. T-U 1856-1862 (FHL film 1,863,601)
      U-316: 2 March 1860, Joseph Duncan of Fayette Co. IN for $3,000, sell to William A. Duncan of afsd, real estate in Fayette Co. IN, NW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14N Range 12E, containing 183 acres, except that part heretofore deeded by James Mount to Benjamin Dickey, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan. Joseph Duncan appeared 2 March 1860 before James C. Rea, J.P. Recorded March 20, 1860.
 
   Deed record v. V-W 1861-1867 (FHL film 1,863,602)
      V-110/111: Fayette Co. IN, Court of Common Pleas, Dec. 18, 1862, before Hon. Jeremiah M. Wilson, Judge. Catharine Lindsey vs. Hiram Lindsey, Elizabeth Hifford?, Catharine Lindsey, Dewit C. Lindsey and others. "Patition" No.12. This day comes the parties by counsel and thereupon now comes into court the said commissioner and files the folowing report, ... commissioner appointed to lay off and make partition of lands of which John L. Lindsey late of said county died seized, among the widow and heirs, did on 17 Dec. 1862 made partition to the widow and heirs and to those who had purchased the interest of some of the heirs, to wit, to Catharine Lindsey, widow of said John V. Lindsey decd, the tract begin. NE corner of S 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.14 Range 11, then West ... containing 67 acres more or less, being 1/3 in value of said real estate. To Catharine Lindsey, daughter, 19-5/10 acres on the South side adj. above tract, being 1/9 residue of said estate. To Dewit C. Lindsey, 19 acres being in the South side adj. Catharine's tract, being 1/9 of the residue. To William Clifford and Elizabeth Clifford, 37 acres laying along side and adj. Dewit C. Lindsey's tract, ... being 2/9 of the residue. To George Hittle 19 acres alongside and adj. William Clifford's, being 1/9 of the residue. To Eliza Duncan 19 acres laying alongside and adj. George Hittle's tract, being 1/9 of the residue. To Hiram Lindsey, 39-5/10 acre, beginning at SE corner of NW 1/4 Sec.22 Twp.14 Range 11, then ... being 2/9 of the residue. Leaving Permelia Wolf 19 acres, which lays between Hiram Lindsey's and Eliza Dunkin's, being 1/9 of said Residue, accompanying plat. 10 Dec. 1862. /s/ E.W. Shrader, W.W. Thrasher, John G. Lewis. They appeared 18 Dec. 1862 in open court and ack. above. Court approved report, Catharine Lindsey widow pay 1/3 court costs and the heirs the residue of said costs. Recorded 15 Jan. 1863.
      V-115/116: 3 Jan. 1863, Jacob Daubenspeck and wife Elizabeth Daubenspeck of Rush Co. and John Caldwell and wife Phoebe Caldwell of Fayette Co. IN, for $4694 paid, sell to William A. Duncan real estate in Fayette Co. IN, being part of SW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14 Range 12E beginning at NW corner of SW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14 Range 12E, then North, ... containing 94 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title, except a mortgage to the Sinking Fund of State of IN for $300 executed by Miner?? Maker?? and wife and a mortgage to the executor of estate of George Frybarger decd. for $500 executed by Daniel McCann and wife, and said Duncan takes the afsd real estate subject to said liens. /s/ Jacob Daubenspeck, Elizabeth (X) Daubenspeck, John Caldwell, Phebe (X) Caldwell. John Caldwell and Phoebe Caldwell appeared 5 Jan. 1863 before A.J. Claypool, Notary Public, Fayette Co. IN. Jacob Daubenspeck and Elizabeth Daubenspeck appeared 3 Jan. 1863 before Benjamin F. Reeve, J.P., Rush Co. IN. Certification by John S. Campbell, Clerk of Circuit Court in Rush Co. IN, for Benjamin F. Reeve, 3 Jan. 1863. Recorded 21 Jan. 1863.
      W-187: 18 March 1865, Eliza J. Duncan and John L. Duncan her husband of Johnson Co. IN convey and warrant to William Clifford in Fayette Co. IN for $1140 paid, real estate in Fayette Co. IN, 19 acres of land alongside and adj. George Hittle's tract, beg. at SE corner of said Hittles tract, then ..., being a part of NW 1/4 Sec.22 Twp.14 Range 11E. /s/ Eliza J. Duncan, John L. Duncan. Wit. David Alexander. They appeared 18 March 1865 before David Alexander, J.P. Certification 18 March 1865 by John W. Wilson, Clerk of Circuit Court of Johnson Co. IN, for David Alexander, Esq., J.P. Recorded April 6, 1865.
      W-436: 26 Nov. 1866, William A. Duncan and wife Mary Duncan of Fayette Co. IN convey and warrant to John I. Johnson in Fayette Co. IN for $310 paid, real estate in Fayette Co. IN, part of NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14 Range 12, beginning at NW corner of SE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14 Range 12E, then south ... containing 1-7/100 acre more or less. /s/ William A. Duncan, Mary (X) Duncan. They appeared 26 Nov. 1866 before Charles M. Stone, J.P. Recorded 7 Dec. 1866.
 
   Deed record v. X-Y 1865-1873; filled-in forms (FHL film 1,863,603)
      X-177: 21 May 1866, John Kane and wife Catharine Kane of Fayette Co. IN convey and warrant to William A. Duncan of Fayette Co. IN, for $300 paid, real estate in Fayette Co. IN, part of NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14 Range 12, beginning at NW corner of NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14 Range 12E, running ..., containing 1-16/100 acres more or less. /s/ John Kane, Cathrine (X) Keane. John Kane and Catharine Kean his wife appeared 21 May 1866 before E.W. Shrader, a County Surveyor. Recorded 31 May 1866.
      X-424: 14 Sept. 1871, John Fallen and wife Ann Fallen of Fayette Co. IN convey and warrant to William Duncan of Fayette Co. IN, for $600, real estate in Fayette Co. IN, part of NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14 Range 12E, beginning at NW corner of NE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.14 Range 12E, then south ..., containing 1 and 7/100 acres more or less. /s/ John (X) Fallen, Ann (X) Fallen. They appeared 14 Sept. 1871 before Enoch Caldwell, J.P. Recorded 30 Sept. 1871.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Hancock Co. IN Deeds (from files of Lawrence E. Duncan 12/1984)
      Pg. 265-6: 9 April 1834, Eleanor Shaw of Hancock Co. IN to John R. Duncan of Fayette Co. IN, $130, 80 acres in Brandawine Twp, Hancock Co. IN, E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec. 21, Twp. 15, Range 7. Wit. Bradbury Cotterell (JP), Jonathan Shaw. Rec. 10 April 1834.
 

Union Co. IN Deed
      M-252: 23 May 1849, David Duncan and wife Mary of Fayette Co. IN to Jacob Scholl Senr. of afsd, for $400, land beg. at NE corner of SW 1/4 Sec.36 T14 R13, 18 acres 76/100. Wit. John H. Shirky JP. Ack. Union Co. IN. (FHL film 1,571,492)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1885 "History of Fayette County, Indiana : containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; biographies; etc., etc." pub. by Warner, Beers & Co. (FHL book 977.2623 H2hi)
      Pg.270: William A. Duncan, farmer, Harrison Township, native of PA, born in Franklin Co. Jan. 26, 1826. His parents, Joseph and Jane (MacNichols) Duncan, came to this State in 1850; his father, a native of PA, died May 4, 1860; his mother died Dec. 15, 1858. Our subject had very limited education. He mar. June 25, 1861, to Miss Mary Fallon, born in 1831, dau. of John and Ann (Padden) Fallen, natives of Ireland, who reside in Liberty, had following children: Joseph, Maggie, John, James (died Jan. 24, 1882), Jane (died Feb. 24, 1882). Mrs. Duncan was brought up a Catholic.
 

1899 "Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Cos. IN" (anonymous); pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. 2 vols. (LH6300, HeritageQuest images 2/2007, 4/2007 & 5/2007; FHL film 934,923 item 4-5)
      Vol.II, pg.944-946: JOHN M. CULBERTSON, a prosperous and well known farmer residing about one mile east of Glenwood, in Orange township, Fayette county, Indiana, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 20, 1837. Mr. Culbertson is a son of John Craighead and Jane (Moody) Culbertson, both natives of Pennsylvania, the former born in Culbertson's Row, near Chambersburg, and the latter in Shippensburg. John C. Culbertson was a son of Robert Culbertson, a native of Pennsylvania, and he was a grandson of Joseph Culbertson, who emigrated from Culbertson's Row, at Ballygan, in county Antrim, Ireland, in 1743, and settled in Culbertson's Row, Franklin county, Pennsylvania. No furthe record than this has been made of Joseph Culbertson. Robert, his son, was reared in Pennsylvania and became a farmer of that state. Boiling Spring is on the farm owned by him. He attended divine worship at Middle Spring, where he is on record as having paid pew rent to the amount of seventeen shillings and sixpence. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, with official rank. He entered the service in 1776, as captain of the Fifth Battalion, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Armstrong Regiment, and was stationed at Philadelphia. ... He died in Pennsylvania, in 1801. His wife, Annie, nee Duncan, a native of Middle Springs, Pennsylvania, was born in 1755 and died in 1827. Their children were as follows: Joseph, William, Robert, Alexander, Samuel D., William, Stephen, John C., Mary, Daniel, Annie and James, all of whom reached maturity except the first named, William, who died in infancy.
      John C. Culbertson, the father of John M., was reared on his father's Pennsylvania farm, and was eighteen at the time the war of 1812 broke out. ... In 1828 he located in Cincinnati ... His wife, whose maiden name was Jane Moody, was a daughter of Rev. John Moody, minister of Middle Spring (Pennsylvania) church for a period of fifty-three years. John C. Culbertson died at Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25, 1868. Mrs. Culbertson died January 18, 1888. The children, in order of birth, of John C. and Jane Culbertson were as follows: John M., whose name introduces this sketch; Joseph A., Samuel D.; William; Robert C.; Henry Clay; Mary, wife of J.W. Kilbreath; Libby, wife of J.E. Anan; Anna, wife of C.A.G. Adae and Frank. ... (MAD: Middle Springs, Cumberland Co. PA)
 

1902 "Biographical memoirs of Hancock County, Indiana : to which is appended a comprehensive compendium of national biography" pub. by B.F. Bowen & Co. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch, SUTRO microfilm 277, Reel 12, Book 47; from Denise Dunn 5/1985)
      Pg.448-9: HENRY HARRISON DUNCAN. Few communities are favored with a more intelligent and enterprising class of citizens than Brandywine twp, Hancock Co., and of these there is no one more worthy of favorable mention than the well-known gentleman whose name introduces this article. Henry Harrison Duncan is a native of Hancock Co., born November 10, 1843, in the township of which he is now a resident. His father was Henry Duncan and the maiden name of his mother was Clarissa Cunningham, the former a native of Washington Co. VA and the latter born in Fayette Co. IN. When 21 years old Henry Duncan came to IN and after living one year in Fayette Co., settled about 1834 in Hancock Co. ....
 

1884 "Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana : historical and biographical" ed. by Charles Blanchard, pub. by F.A. Battey (FHL book 977.2 H2b)
      Pg.761-3, Brown Co.: Washington Township and Nashville.
      ALEXANDER DUNCAN, farmer, native of Stokes Co. NC; born January 29, 1815, the son of Alamanda (sic) and Susanna (Vaughn) Duncan, natives respectively of VA and NC. The father of our subject learned the occupation of shoe-making, and followed the same forty years, but after marriage he engaged in farming and so continued until his decease. Our subject worked for his father on the farm until he was united in wedlock, which event took place November 17, 1837, the bride being Sarah F. Reddick, a native of the "Old North State." To this union were granted 14 children, of whom two sons and eight daughters are living. In 1839, he moved to this State, and remained some time in Fayette Co.; then moved to Marion County, where he resided 20 years, and thence to this county, March 23, 1860, where he purchased a farm and made a home. He is now in his 70th year, ...
      HON. W.C. DUNCAN, is a son of Alexander Duncan and Sarah F. Duncan, both of whom are still living at their old home, six miles southwest of Nashville, in Brown Co. IN. Both the father and mother were born, reared and married in NC; after this marriage they removed to Indiana, settling for a time in Fayette Co.; soon thereafter they removed to Marion Co. where W.C. Duncan was born on the 24th of June, 1851, and is the 9th child in a family of fourteen children, consisting of 5 boys and 9 girls. On the 23d of March, 1860, with his father's family, he came to Brown Co. and settled upon a farm six miles southwest of Nashville. ... He commenced teaching in the common schools of the county at the age of 18 (sic), ... until the 24th of June, 1871, when ... admitted to the Freshman class in the Indiana State University at Bloomington. ... Graduating in 1875, ... (school, then teaching, then school, etc., finally into law). On July 26, 1880, he was married to Jennie Buskirk, a daughter of Michael Buskirk, now of Clay County, Ind. Two little girls -- Edith and Jessie -- have been born of this union. ... Mr. Duncan is now but 32 years of age, and few men so young have accomplished so much as he, ...
 

1904 "Biographical record of Bartholomew County, Indiana : including biographies of the govenors and other representative citizens of Indiana" pub. by B.F. Bowen (SUTRO microfilm 277 reel 14 book 54, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; identical pages in book entitled "Biographical Record of Bartholomew & Jackson Cos. IN" on SUTRO microfilm 277 reel 14 book 55; FHL film 1,000,531 item 2)
      Pg.328: Washington C. Duncan is a son of Alexander and Sarah F. Duncan, both of whom lie buried in Garland Brook cemetery at Columbus, IN. The father and mother were born, reared and mar. in NC and were of Scotch-Irish descent. After coming to IN, they lived first in Fayette Co. and then several years in Marion Co., where the subject of this sketch was born June 24, 1851. In 1860 Alexander Duncan was about to remove from IN to the Grand Prairie in IL where he had purchased 160 acres, then a new and undeveloped country, when the breaking out of the Civil war led him to remain in IN and to settle (temporarily as he intended) in Brown Co., where he resided, however, until a few years prior to his death. Here upon the farm the subject of this sketch was reared ... in 1869 and 1870 taught school in Brown Co., and in 1870 and 1871 taught at the Lawless schoolhouse in Harrison Twp. in this county ... in 1878 elected prosecuting attorney of Ninth Judicial Circuit, composed of Bartholomew and Brown Cos. Mr. Duncan mar. July 26, 1880, to Jennie E. Buskirk, of Monroe Co. IN, five children: Edith, Jessie, William, Oma and Grace, all living except Oma who died July 22, 1903. ....
 

OTHER SOURCES FOR INFORMATION

"Delavan : 1837-1937 : a chronicle of 100 years" (Tazewell Co. IL) (anonymous); pub. Delavan, Ill.: Sponsored by the city of Delavan, Illinois, 1937, 79 pgs. (LH13117, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pages 50 and 70 contain information on Joseph Culbertson Duncan, born July 29, 1822, at Big Spring, Cumberland Co. PA; with his parents he moved to Mercersburg, Franklin Co. PA, in 1826; he married Miss Margaret McKinstry on February 4, 1845; in 1850 to Connersville, Fayette Co. IN; to Delavan, Tazewell Co. IL in 1856; wife died in 1896, he died March 18, 1897.
 

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