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LA PORTE CO. IN
Formed 1832 from St. Joseph
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840 LaPorte Co. IN Census
Pg.130  Perry Duncans      columns blank, name only listed

1850 LaPorte Co. IN Census (pg.164 also from Edgar C. Smith 11/1994)
Clinton
Pg.164, #62-62, Thomas H. NAPIER 28 VA farmer $0
                  Virginia 21 VA
                  Mary F. 1 IN
                  Sarah DUNCAN 44 VA
                  George W. NAPIER 3/12 IN
                  (ECS: Sarah Eahart, widow of Ezekiel Duncan mar. 12/24/1822 Giles Co. VA; Sarah's sister Elizabeth Eahart mar. Champion Napier 3/19/1817 Giles Co. VA; MAD: Virginia Duncan mar. Thomas H. Napier 12/23/1847; 1846 enumeration of school children for Sarah Duncan, widow, shows Aram 10, Joseph 12, William 14, Virginia 16, Madison 18, Floyd 20; from "The Hoosier Genealogist" 1963, Vol.3#5 pg.4)
Pg.167, #112-112, Shepherd CRUMPACKER 25 VA farmer $700
                  Deborah Ann 20 IN
                  Daniel L. 7/12 IN
                  Joseph DUNCAN 14 IN
Wills
Pg.224, #107-107, B.C. BOWELL (m) 30 IN physician $3000
                  Elizabeth 25 IN
                  Willis WILSON 22 NY student
                  Edward HALL 22 ENG student
                  Daniel DUNCAN 24 OH student
                  John BOWELL 65 PA farmer $1000
                  Elizabeth 42 PA
                  A.J. (m) 21 IN farmer
                  John POUND 22 OH farmer
                  Delilah EARNEST (m) 16 IN
Centre
Pg.247, #82-82, Daniel REPLOGLE 47 OH farmer $600
                  Sarah 49 VA
                  Jacob 22 OH farmer
                  Venvelia (f) 13 IN
                  William A.D. 11 IA ("Iowa")
                  Daniel 17 OH farmer
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 20 OH
                  (MAD: Jacob A.J. Replogle mar. 1st Elizabeth Duncan; Venvelia Replogle b.1823 IN mar. Amos Duncan 4/16/1857; per "The Replogle-Reprogle Genealogy" by Edith Madeline Replogle Raymond)
LaPorte Town
Pg.254, #22-22, Perry DUNCAN 71 VA BLACK farmer $200
                  Mary Ann 68 MD BLACK
 

1860 LaPorte Co. IN Census (#770 also from Edgar C. Smith 11/1994)
Cass Twp.
Pg.466, #770-726, Thos. NAPIER 33 VA farmer $1800-$250
                  Ruth 23 OH
                  Matilda J. 6, Lavina J. 3 IN
                  Arbey E. (m) 7/12 IN
Pg.466, #771-727, Wm. DUNCAN 27 VA farmer $0-$50
                  Angeline 17 IN
                  (not m/in/year)
                  (MAD: mar. Angelina Kimball, to Butler Co. NE per Lula M. Schroder)
Clinton Twp.
Pg.499, #1023-978, Charles M. DUNCAN 31 VA laborer $0-$50
                  Julia 28 OH
                  Sarah E. 6, Wm. A. 4 IN
                  Sama? (Tama?) A. (f) 2 IN
                  Adalatta (f) 5/12 IN
Pg.501, #1036-990, Asahel ALLEN 26 PA laborer $0-$0
                  Martha ?. 21 IN
                  Martha T. 4 IN
                  William DUNCAN 24 IN laborer $0-$100
Cool Spring Twp.
Pg.565, #1531-1487, Jacob REPROGLE 28 OH farmer $1600-$275
                  Elizabeth 27 OH
                  Jacob 2 IN
                  Sophia DUNCAN (f) 12 IN
 

1870 LaPorte Co. IN Census
Hudson Twp.
Pg.85, #56-56, PERRY, Sarah 64 PA keeping house $400-$200
                  NORTON, Jane 27 MI at home
                  PHILIPPA, Charity 2 IN
                  ALLIOTT, Horace 23 FRAnce clerk in boot store, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Margaret 32 MI keeping house
                  Annie E. 10 IN at school
                  Eva E. 3 IN
Kankakee Twp.
Pg.104, #174-178, FOWLER, John 27 ENG day laborer $0-$200, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 26 PA at home, blind
                  DUNCAN, Flora (f) 6 IN at school
Westville City
Pg.282, #1339-1409, DUNCAN, M.M. (f) 46 NY Post? Mistress $1000-$150
                  LEWIS, Cynthia 24 MI K.H.
                  REED, Charles 25 IN shoe maker
                  (MAD: Miram M. Duncan on 1880 census)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

La Porte Co. IN Deed Book Z (FHL film 1,685,485 or 1,685,486)
      Z-433/440: Will of Joseph Duncan, sound mind but much affected in body, (1) give my soul to God, (2) payment of my honest and just debts and funeral expenses. Item, My wife and children being provided ample estate and income by her father and there grandfather the late James R. Smith I do not desire to do a great deal more for them, therefore I give my wife in trust for the joint use of herself and my children, the household and kitchen furniture, the carriage & horses, a two horse wagon & harness & horses therefor, six milch cows and three domestic animals necessary for the use & support of my family with power to convert it or any part into other property of like or different nature, and be reserved from the sale hereinafter ordered. Item, after the (above), my executors to support my aged and beloved mother during her natural life. Item (after the foregoing), should my sister Polly Ann Linn be in indigent circumstances, $1000 be invested by my executors in a tract of land for her sole and separate use and yearly support. Item (after the foregoing), my executors pay some $10 or $15 to Arnett. Item, when the foregoing provisions have been satisfied, my executors, if my estate is not exhausted, to convey in fee to the heirs of Joseph Cooley then being, 1/4 Section of my land in the Military bounty tract, Illinois. Item (after the foregoing), my executors pay $1000 to trustees of (blank) in Jacksonville in the erection of a new house to worship Almighty God. Item (after the foregoing), $2000 to estabish in neighborhood of Jacksonville an institution for relief and education of the blind, and like sum ... a lunatic asylum. Item, the suit of the United States now pending against myself and others as sureties of William Linn, late ?receiver? of public moneys at the land office, Vandalia, IL, be defended, and if my estate is forced to pay, my executors try year after year to recover the money so unjustly collected. (MAD's wording). Item, I issued some Warsaw Stock in the name of James Boorman to secure him for payment of a debt from me to him ... Item, I have put up a bundle of notes to pay sums due by me to William Brown & William & Harriet B. Brown as execs. of William Brown decd, to remove incumbrances on the lands in Morgan Co. IL bought by me of David Ingalls. Item, the residue of my property be equally divided between my children and the offspring of any who may have died leaving such. Each boy as he arrives at 21, and each girl at like age or marry, shall be entitled to an equal share of my estate, provided that Court of Probate of Morgan Co. may order that share be paid the child's guardian. Appoint my brother James M. Duncan and my friend William Brown executors, without security. My remaining personal property be sold at public auction ... Item, my executors be agents to lease out the property secured to my family ... investment of trust funds which came to my hands from the executor of the will of the late James R. Smith. Item, if one executor dies or does not act as executor, the other shall be fully vested with all the powers ... Item, I will to my wife in trust for herself and my children and in addition to the property hereinbefore bequeathed to them, a sufficiency of meat, corn and hay & other provender now on hand to the family until Christmas next. /s/ Joseph Duncan. Wit. John Todd, James King, Wm. C. Scott. 14 Jan. 1844, codicil, appoint friend Doit Daniel Penson (Pierson?) one of the executors. /s/ Joseph Duncan. Wit. John Todd, Wm. C. Scott, Jas. King. Morgan Co. IL Court of Probate, 18 Jan. 1844, William C. Scott and James King of Morgan Co. IL were examined before Matthew Stacy that they saw Joseph Duncan sign the will and codicil. J.M. Duncan, Wm. Brown and Daniel C. Pierson agree to act as executors, 22 June 1844, Morgan Co. IL. Bond of James M. Duncan of Morgan Co. IL 22 Jan. 1844 to act as executor, by Letters Testamentary. Bond of William Brown of Morgan Co. IL 22 Jan. 1844, to act as Executor. Bond of Daniel C. Pierson of Morgan Co. IL 22 Jan. 1844 to act as Executor. 13 July 1844, order of Court of Probate ... the appointment of the executors was set aside on 29 June, and Elizabeth C. Duncan the widow has relinquished her right to Letters of Administration with the will annexed, and has suggested the name of William Thomas Esq. as suitable to be appointed Admin., said William Thomas is appointed Administrator, his securities James Dunlap, C. Hoop, Joseph J. Cassell and Bezalel Gillets, William Thomas posted bond recorded Book A of Wills pg.240, Letters of Administration recorded said Book of Wills on pg.241, 242 & 243. Wit. Matthew Stacy, Probate Justice of the Peace for said County at Jacksonville, 13 July 1844. Certification by Mat Stacy, Clerk, County Court of Morgan Co., re foregoing, 7 Dec. 1853. Recorded Dec. 11, 1853. (FHL film 1,685,485 or 1,685,486)
 

LAND RECORDS

La Porte Co. IN Deed Indexes
   "Grantee" index, v.1, 1832-1850 (FHL film 1,674,185 item 1)
      1835, Duncan, Joseph to Read Feaison?, A-504
      1835, Duncan, Joseph to William Southwood, B-44
      1835, Duncan, Joseph to Dewitt Strong, B-105
      1836, Duncan, Joseph to Taylor & Dyson, C-144
      1835, Duncan, Joseph to James M. Scott, C-427
      1839, Duncan, Perry from Shuble South?, 2-110
      1842, Dunkam? (Dunham?), L.H. to David Dunham? (Dunkam?), M-92
      Denham and more Dunham names not copied
      1837, Duncan, Joseph to M. St.Clein Clark, O-467
      1843, Duncan, Joseph from Taylor & Dyson, Q-76
      1843, Duncan, Joseph from Taylor & Dyson, Q-78
      1843, Duncan, Joseph from Taylor & Dyson, Q-79
      1843, Duncan, Joseph from Taylor & Dyson, Q-81
      1848, Dunkin, Pacy? from Perry Duncan, P-513
      1851, Duncan, Perry to Nath. Banks, V-348
   General index to deed grantee vol.1, Apr.1833-Apr.1848 (FHL film 1,674,185 item 2)
      Duncan, Joseph from Taylor & Dyson, Nov. 13, 1843, for $1, lot 2#16, 3&7 in Square #1, Michigan City, Duncan's Addition; lot 3&5 #2, 5&6#3, 2,8&13#8, 1,7,10,12&13#9, 12&16#10, 11&12#12, 2&6#13, 8#14, 6&2#15, 10,11&13#15 (MAD:#16?), 6,9,17&18#17, recorded June 18, 1846, Q-78. (more not copied, P-79 and Q-81)
      Duncan, Perry from William Hawkins, deed, Feb. 21, 1848, $40, lots 40&41 in Laporte Wilson's 2d Addition, March 10, 1848, R-572
   Grantee index, v.1-6, 1848-1864 (FHL film 1,674,186 items 1-6)
      Dunkin, America from Joel Loomis, deed, Feby. 7, 1854, $5000, W 1/2 SW 1/4 and 45 acres Newd? E 1/2 SW 1/4 11-36-2 (Sec.-Twp-Range), Feb. 10, 1854, Z-641
      Dunkin, S. from Jas. Concannon, W, July 9, 1855, (lots) 5,6&8, Westville, Concannons Adn, Apr. 12, 1856, 1-619
      Dunkin, S. from Andrew Foster, Sept. 24, 1856, lot 4, Westville, Sept. 24, 1856, 2-294
      Dunkin, Fautda? from Replogle & Poniton?, July 5, 1858, lot 7, 19-37-3, Dec. 30, 1861, 10-520
   Grantor index, v.1-4, 1833-1860 (FHL film 1,674,189)
      Duncan, Joseph to Read Ferson, deed, July 7, 1835, $300, lot 7 Square #3 Michigan City, Duncan's Addn, Sept. 3, 1835, A-504
      Duncan, Joseph to Wm. Southwood, July 9, 1835, $280, lots 2&3 Square 5 same, Nov. 13, 1835, B-44
      Duncan, Joseph to Dewitt Strong, July 18, 1835, $42, lot 1 #5, same, Dec. 17, 1835, B-105
      Duncan, Joseph to Taylor & Dyson, May 10, 1836, $150,000, SE fractional 30-38-4W 92.72 acres, E 1/2 NE 1/4 29-38-4W 92.72 acres, E 1/2 NE 1/4 29-38-4W 80 acres, fractional 20-38-4W 27.72 acres, with the exception of Dunary? (Dunany?) lots, Aug. 19, 1836, C-144
      Duncan, Joseph to Mather St.C. Clark, deed, Dec. 22, 1837, $1, lots 2#1 Michigan City Duncans Add, and 1#2 and 6,8,&4#2, April 9, 1845, C-467? (C-469?)
      & more lots, quit copying
      Duncan, Perry to Nathaniel Banks, deed, Mar. 4, 1851, $200, lot 40&41 Laporte, Wilson's 2&add, March 4, 1851, V-348.
      Duncan, Joseph, last will & testament, Dec. 22, 1853, Z-433
      Dunkin?, S., to Y?. Loomis, Feb. 7, 1854, NE 1/4 ?? 14-36-2, 160a, and 35a and E 1/4? SW 1/4? 11-36-2, 35 acres, Feb. 25, 1854, Z-691
      Dunkin, S. & A. to Joab Beauchamp, Feb. 15, 1856, lots 5,6,8 Westville, Feb. 25, 1856, 1-619
      Dunkin, A. & S., to A.J. Norris, Sept. 20, 1856, N (W?) 1/2 SW 1/4 11-36-2, 45 acres, Oct. 30, 1858, 6-270
      Dunkin, Sylvanus to John Brown, Apr. 14, 1860, lot 151 in Laporte O.S. and Lot 55 in Laport Nelson's 1st Addn, May 23, 1860, 9-278
   Grantor index, v.5-8, 1860-1876 (FHL film 1,674,190)
      Dunkin, Amos to Reuben Chapin, Feb. 20, 1865, lot 7, NW cor NW NW 1/4 (14?) 19-37-3, Sept. 20, 1865, 17-81
      Quit looking
 

La Porte Co. IN Deeds
   Deed Record, vol.A-B, 1833-1836 (FHL film 1,674,192 item 2)
      A-504: 9 July 1835, Joseph Duncan and Elizabeth C. Duncan wife of said Joseph Duncan, of Morgan Co. IL, to Read Ferson of Chicago, Cook Co. Ills, for $300 paid, sell tract of land in Laporte Co. IN, Lot No.7 in Block No.3 in Duncan's Addition to Michigan City, which fronts about 50 feet on Market St. and 165 on Spring St., more or less, with appurtenances. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. No witnesses. They appeared 13 July 1835 before Dennis Rockwell, Clerk of Circuit Court of Morgan Co. IL. Recorded Sept. 3, 1835. (FHL film 1,674,192; SLC 4/29/2013)
   Deed Record, transcribed vol.B-C, 1835-1836 (FHL film 1,674,193 item 2 and 3; Book B is typed)
      B-44/45: 9 July 1835, Joseph Duncan and wife Elizabeth C. Duncan of Morgan Co. IL to Rev. William Southwood late of Petersburgh, VA, for $288 paid, tracts or lots of land in Laporte Co. IN designated as Lots 2 and 3 in Block 5 in Duncans Addition to Michigan City, said lot 2 fronts 165 feet on Spring street and about 50 on Market Street, and Lot 3 fronts on said Market Street, being a fractional lot between lot 2 and a lot in the original plat of Michigan City, more or less. Warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. They appeared in Morgan Co. IL before Dennis Rockwell, Clerk of the Circuit Court, 13 July 1835. Recorded Nov. 13, 1835.
      B-105: 18 July 1835, Joseph Duncan and wife Elizabeth Duncan of Morgan Co. IL to Dewitt Strong of Michigan City, IN, for $42 paid, sell lot in Laporte Co. IN, designated as Lot 1 in Block 5 in Duncans addition to Michigan City, which lot fronts on Spring Street adj. fractional lot 1 and 7, Block 20 in the original plat of Michigan City as laid out by Maj. Elston, which said lot or fraction contains about 1,446 square feet more or less, warrant title. /s/ Josep Deuncan (MAD: as typed), Elizabeth Duncan. They appeared in Morgan Co. IL before Dennis Rockwell, Clerk of the Circuit Court, 18 July 1835. Recorded Dec. 17, 1835.
      C-144/147: 10 May 1836, Joseph Duncan of Illinois, Esq., and wife Elizabeth C., to Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson of City of New York, Merchants, for $150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand dollars) paid, sell land on Lake Michigan in LaPorte Co. IN, 1st, SE frac. Sec.30 Twp.38N Range 4W containing 92 acres and 72/100; 2nd, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.38N Range 4W containing 92 acres and 72/100; Second (MAD: as given), E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.38N Range 4W containing 80 acres; 3rd, fractional Sec.20 Twp.38N Range 4W containing 27 acres and 72/100, saving and excepting therefrom the following lots as laid out & forming parts of Michigan City and which are not hereby conveyed, to wit, in Block No.1, lot No.2, in block No.2, lots No.1 and 8, in block No.3, lots No.7, 8, 9 and 10. In Block 4, 4 lots being the whole thereof. In Block 5, the whole thereof. In block no.6, lots 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. The whole of Block No.7. In block 8, lots 4 and 6. In block No.9, lots 2, 4, 5, and 8. In block 10, lots 2 and 6. In block No.11, lots 2, 3, 4, and 5. In block 14, Lot 1. In block 18, lot 1, In block 19, lots 10 and 12. Of Duncans addition; and in the SW fractional sec. of 92 acres and 72/100. In block 10, lot 9 and in block 11, lot 16. Together with appurtenances, etc. Joint tenants, and not as tenants as common. Warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Wit. Saml. R. Betts, Jeremiah L. Taylor. Cert. by Samuel R. Betts, District Judge of US for Southern District of NY, that on 13 May 1836 Joseph Duncan ack. deed. Recorded Aug. 19, 1836. Certification by Ludene J. Bells? (Betts?) Clerk of US District Court for Southern Dist. of NY, certify that Samuel R. Betts was judge of the US for Southern District of NY, 14 May 1836. Elizabeth C. Duncan appeared 8 July 1836 before Stephen T. Logan, Judge of First Judicial Circuit in IL and Judge of Circuit Court for Sangamon Co., separate from her husband Joseph Duncan. Certification by William Butler, Clerk of Sangamon Co. IL Circuit Court, 8 July 1836, for Stephen T. Logan. (FHL film 1,674,193; SLC 3/28/2012, 9/10/2012, 4/29/2013)
      C-427/428: Joseph Duncan bond to James M. Scott. Joseph Duncan of Morgan Co. IL bond to James M. Scott of Laporte Co. IN for $900, 25 June 1835. Conditioned that Joseph Duncan, upon payment of $450 according to 4 promissory notes bearing even date, shall deliver to said James M. Scott a deed and warranty for Lot 1 in Block 2 in Laporte Co, town of Michigan City, with appurtenances, this obligation to be void. Scott will build a house at least 34 by 20 feet 2 stories high in 1835. /s/ Joseph Duncan. Wit. J.W. Chamberlain. Recorded Nov. 18, '36.

   Deed record, v. F-I, 1838-1839 (FHL film 1,685,472)
      I-210/211: 11 Feb. 1839, Shubal Smith to Perry Dunkins, have Dunned grants ?? and to farm lot ?? to Perry Dunkins and wife Mary Ann Dunkins 10 acres of land in Laporte Co. IN, to be taken off from E end of 80 acre lot now owned and occupied by sd? Smith in Sec.8 Twp.38N Range 2W, the premises to be 20 rods wide and 80 rods long, including all public roads, with all appurtenances, from the date hereof for the natural lives of said Perry Dunkins and Mary Ann his wife aged about 60 years, and said Smith warrant to said Dunkin and Mary Ann his wife against claims of others ... as long as Perry Dunkins and Mary Ann Dunkins shall continue to reside on said premises, and it is further agreed that if Perry and Mary Ann Dunkins move off from the premises, then the premises is to revert back to said Smith with all improvements and Perry and Mary Ann Dunkins shall not demand or receive any pay for the lot, neither is the sd. Dunkins to grant any privileges to any other person and are not to pay the said Smith or heirs anything else but the improvement which they have or may make on said land, and agreed by the renters that Perry and Mary Ann Dunkins are to pay the taxes during the time they reside on the land. /s/ Shubal Smith. Wit. M.M. Paddock, M.T. Mays. Recorded Oct. 31, 1839. (FHL film 1,685,472)

   Deed record, v. N-Q, 1843-1846 (FHL film 1,685,475)
      O-467/469: 22 Dec. 1837, Joseph Duncan and wife Elizabeth C. Duncan of Morgan Co. IL to Mathew St.Clair Clark of City of Washington, DC, that Joseph had acted? in the proper land office of the US tracts of land in his own name for joint benefit of himself and said Matthew, the herein lots being part of the same, and in 1835 and 36 the said Duncan sold said lots for said joint benefit and received payment and notes and made deeds, and that on 18 May 1836 on settlement between said Joseph and Mathew of certain real and personal estate, the notes were assigned by said Joseph to said Matthew to hold and collect, and Mathew agreed to make the deeds, for $1 to Joseph paid by Matthew, Joseph grants to Matthew those lots in Laporte Co. IN, designated on the map or plan of Duncans Addition to Michigan City as Lots No.2 in Block 1, Lot No.1 in Block 2, Lot No.4 in Block 2, also lots No.6 and 8 in Block 2, Lot No.7 in Block 3, also lots No.9, 10 and 11 in Block 3, lot No.1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in Block 4, Lots No.1, 2, and 3 in Block No.5, Lots no.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in Block 6, Lots No.1 and 2 in Block 7, Lots No.4 and 6 in Block 8, Lots No.2, 4, 5, and 8 in Block 9, Lots No.2 and 6 in Block 10, Lots No.3, 4, and 5 in Block 11, Lots 10 and 12 in Block 19, Lot 1 in Block 14, and in Duncans and Clarks addition, West Lot No.9 in Block 2 and Lot No.16 in Block 11, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Elizabeth C. Duncan. Wit. Horatio G. Ren, Anna M. Caldwill. They appeared 13 Jan. 1840 before Horatio G. Ren, J.P., Morgan Co. IL. Certification by Joseph Hoslep, Clerk of County Commissioners Court for Morgan Co. IL, for Horatio G. Ren, 30 Jan. 1840. They appeared 31 Jan. 1840 before Dennis Rockwill, Clerk, certificate by Wm. Thomas, Judge of Circuit Court of Morgan Co. IL 31 Jan. 1840 for Dennis Rockwill. Recorded April 9, 1845?. (FHL film 1,685,475)
      Q-76: 13 Nov. 1843, Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson of City of New York to Joseph Duncan of Jacksonville, IL, for $1 paid, quit claim parcel of land in Laporte Co. IN, Duncans Addition to Michigan City, being a map made by P.M. Misur? & Co., Lot No.2 Block 16, together with appurtenances, which property was conveyed to said Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson as joint tenants by deed 10 May 1836. /s/ Knowles Taylor, Robert Dyson. Wit. H.A. Taylor. They appeared before Henry A. Taylor, 5 Dec. 1843, City & County of New York, NY State. Recorded June 18, 1846. (FHL film 1,685,475; MAD: Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL)
      Q-77: 13 Nov. 1843, Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson of City of New York to William M. Gould of City of New York, for $1, quit claim parcels in Laporte Co. IN in Duncans Addition to Michigan City, Lot No.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10 of Block 39 ... they hold as joint tenants by deed 10 May 1836 .... /s/ Knowles Taylor, Robert Dyson. Wit. H.A. Taylor. Dec. 1843, they appeared before John D. Campbell, Notary Public, New York City & County of New York State. Recorded June 18, 1846. (FHL film 1,685,475)
      Q-78/79: 13 Nov. 1843, Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson of City of New York to Joseph Duncan of Jacksonville, IL, for $1, quit claim parcels in Laporte Co. IN in Duncans Addition to Michigan City, Lots 3 and 7 in Block 1, 3 & 5 in Block 2, 5 and 6 in Block 3, 2, 8 and 13 in Block 8, 1, 7, 10, 12 and 13 in Block 9, 12 and 16 in Block 10, 11 and 12 in Block 12, 2 and 6 in Block 13, 8 in Block 14, S4? and 2 in Block 15, 10, 11 and 13 in Block 15, 6, 9, 17 and 18 in Block 17, which said block number 17 is recently? renumbered 71, and Block 12 renumbered 21 and Block 13 renumbered 31 on said map, together with appurtenances, said property was conveyed to said Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson as joint tenants by deed 10 May 1836 ... /s/ Knowles Taylor, Robert Dyson. Wit. H.A. Taylor. Dec. 1843, they appeared before John D. Campbell, Notary Public, New York City & County of New York State. Recorded June 18, 1846. (FHL film 1,685,475)
      Q-79/80: 13 Nov. 1843, Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson of City of New York to Joseph Duncan of Jacksonville, IL, for $1, quit claim parcels in Laporte Co. IN in Duncans Addition to Michigan City, Lots 7 and 14 in Block 15 and 6 in Block 16 and 11 and 12 in Block 28 and 10 in Block 12, which Block 12 is recently renumbered 71 on the map and 6-9 & 11 in Block 7, together with appurtenances, said property was conveyed to said Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson as joint tenants by deed 10 May 1836 ... /s/ Knowles Taylor, Robert Dyson. Wit. H.A. Taylor. Dec. 1843, they appeared before John D. Campbell, Notary Public, New York City & County of New York State. Recorded June 18, 1846. (FHL film 1,685,475)
      Q-81/82: 13 Nov. 1843, Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson of City of New York to Joseph Duncan of Jacksonville, IL, for $1, quit claim parcels in Laporte Co. IN in Duncans Addition to Michigan City, Lots 1, 2 and 3 in Block 19, 1 and 2 in Block 22, 3 and 4 in Block 22, 4, 5 and 6 in Block 27, 3, 4 and 5 in Block 28, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in Block 29, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in Block 29, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in Block 30, all lots in Block 38, 41, 42 45, 46, 51, 52, 53, 57, 58, together with appurtenances, said property was conveyed to said Knowles Taylor and Robert Dyson as joint tenants by deed 10 May 1836 ... /s/ Knowles Taylor, Robert Dyson. Wit. H.A. Taylor. Dec. 1843, they appeared before John D. Campbell, Notary Public, New York City & County of New York State. Recorded June 18, 1846. (FHL film 1,685,475)

    Deed record, v. Q-S, 1846-1849 (FHL film 1,685,476)
      R-572/573: 21 Feb. 1848, William Hawkins and wife Anna Hawkins to Perry Duncan "(a collered man)", for $40 paid, sell Lots 40 and 41 in Wilson's Second Enlargement of the town of Laporte in Laporte Co. IN, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Hawkins, Anna Hawkins. Wit. B. Spurlock. They appeared 21 Feb. 1848 before B. Spurlock, Recorder. Recorded March 10, 1848.

   Deed record, v. V-X, 1850-1852 (FHL film 1,685,484)
      V-348/349: 4 March 1851, Perry Duncan and Mary A. Duncan of Laporte Co. IN for $200 paid, sell to Nathaniel Banks real estate in Laporte Co. IN, all of lots 40 and 41 in Willsons Second Enlargement to the town of Laporte, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Parry (X) Duncan, Mary (X) A. Duncan. Perry Duncan and wife Mary A. Duncan appeared 4 March 1851 before B. Spurlock, Recorder. Recorded March 4, 1851.

   Deed record, v. Z, 1853-1854 Deed record, v. 1-2, 1855-1856 (FHL film 1,685,486)
      Z-641/642: 7 Feb. 1854, Joel Loomis and wife Virginia Loomis formerly Virginia Brown, to America Dunkin, for $5,000 value in land to them paid by party of second part, sell parcel of land in LaPorte Co. IN, the W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.11, also 45 acres more or less off the N end of E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.11, all in Twp.36N Range 2W, the whole containing 145 acres more or less, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joel Loomis, Virginia Loomis. Wit. Churls Jennitt, Polly A. Shafer, Berrin Co. MI. On 7 Feb. 1854, personally appeared before me, a commissioner of deeds for the State of IN, and ack. the execution of deed, /s/ Charles Jewett, Commissioner of deeds for Indiana. Recorded Feb. 10 [1854] at 12 M. (names as spelled)
      Z-691: 7 Feb. 1854, Sylvenice Dunkin and wife America Dunkin formerly America Brown, to Virginia Loomis, for $5,000 paid, sell all the parcels of land in La Porte Co. IN, the NE 1/4 Sec.14 containing 160 acres more or less, also 35 acres off the south end of E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.11, all Twp.36N Range 2W, together with appurtenances, warrant title, they are seized of the premises of a good state of inheritance. /s/ Sylvenice Dunkin, America Dunkin. Wit. Charles Jennett, Polly A. Shafer, Berrien Co. MI. Sylvenice Dunkin and America Dunkin appeared 7 Feb. 1854 before Charles Jennett, Commissioner of Deeds for Indiana. Recorded Feb. 25, 1854.
      1-619: 9 July 1855, James Concannon and Sarah Concannon of La Porte Co. IN convey and warrant to Sylvenus Dunkin of La Porte Co. IN, real estate in La Porte Co. IN, Lots No.5, 6, & 8 in Block J in Concannon's addition to the town of Westville, Co. & state afsd, for $300 paid. /s/ James Concannon, Sarah Concannon. Wit. A. Williams. James Concannon and Sarah Concannon ack. deed before A. Williams, J.P., 9 July 1855. Recorded Apl. 12, 1856.
      1-619: 15 Feb. 1856, Sylvanus Dunkin and America Dunkin of La Porte Co. IN convey and warrant to Joab Beauchamp of Porter Co. IN, real estate in La Porte Co. IN, Lots 5, 6 & 8, Block J, in Concannon's addition to village of Westville, for $300. /s/ Sylvanus Dunkin, America Dunkin. Sylvanus Dunkin and wife America Dunkin appeared 25 Feb. 1856 before A. Williams, J.P. Recorded Apl. 12, 1856.

   Deed record, v. 2-5, 1857-1859 (FHL film 1,685,487)
      2-294: 24 Sept. 1856, Andrew Foster and Margaret R. Foster of La Porte Co. IN convey and warrant to Sophronia Dunkin of afsd, real estate in La Porte Co. IN, Lot No.4 in village of Westville, being part of NW 1/4 Sec.28, Twp.36N Range 4W, for $750 paid. /s/ Andrew Foster, Margaret R. Foster. Andrew Foster and Margaret R. Foster ack. deed 24 Sept. 1856 before Anderson Hupp, Recorder. Recorded Sept. 24, 1856.

   Deed record, v. 5-8, 1859-1872 (FHL film 1,685,493)
      6-270/271: 20 Sept. 1856, America Duncan and Sylvenus Duncan of Laporte Co. IN convey and warrant to Andrew J. Norris of afsd, real estate in Laporte Co. IN, the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.11, also 45 acres more or less off the North end of E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.11, all in Twp.36N Range 2W, containing 125 acres more or less, together with our shares of the crops now on the ground, for $5,000 paid. /s/ America Dunkin, Sylvenus Dunkin. They appeared before Benj. Kress, J.P., 20 Sept. 1856. Filed Oct. 30, 1858.
   Deed record, v. 8-11, 1859-1877 (FHL film 1,685,494)
      9-278/279: 14 April 1860, Miles W. Brown and wife Sarah Ann Brown, Sylvanus Duncan and wife America Duncan, and John P. Brown of Otoe Co. Territory of Nebraska, James J. Brown and wife Sarah Ann Brown of Dane Co. WI, Joel Loomis and wife Virginia Loomis of Berian Co. MI, convey to John Brown of Berian Co. MI for $1, the following real estate in La Porte Co. IN, Lot 150 in the original survey of the town (now City) of La Porte. Lot 55 in Wilson's first addition to the town (now city) of La Porte, and the undivided 1/2 of E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec.31 Twp.38N Range 4W. The said Miles W. Brown and wife Sarah Ann Brown, Sylvanus Duncan and wife America Duncan, John P. Brown, James J. Brown and wife Sarah Ann Brown, and Joel Loomas and wife Virginia Loomas, set our hands. /s/ Miles W. Brown, Sarah A. Brown, Sylvanus Dunkin, America Dunkin, John P. Brown, James J. Brown, Sarah A. Brown, Joel Loomis, Virginia Loomis. Wit. W.T. Boydston, Jas. L. Parker, Joseph S. Bakon. Miles W. Brown and wife Sarah Ann, Sylvanus Duncan and wife America Duncan, and John P. Brown ack. 18 April 1860 before M.L. Boydston, Notary Public, Otoe Co. NE. Certification by Allen Blacker, Clerk of Otoe Co. District Court, for Wm. L. Boydston. James J. Brown and wife Sarah Ann Brown ack. 27 April 1860 before Jas. L. Baker, Notary Public of Dane Co. WI. Joel Loomis and wife Virginia Loomis ack. 7 May 1860 before Joseph S. Bacon, Notary Public, Berrian Co. MI. Secretary of State of WI, Edward Ilsley, certified for J.L. Baker as Notary Public of Dane Co., 28 April 1860. Filed May 23, 1860.
      10-523: 5 July 1858, Sarah Replogle, Jacob Replogle, Daniel Replogle, William Replogle, Margaret Rittenhouse and James Poriston?, all La Porte Co. IN, for $300, quit claim to Vanvela Dunkon of La Porte Co. IN, real estate, Lot No.7 in the NW corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.19 Twp.37N Range 3W in La Porte Co., bounded on north by a public road, on the East Lot 1, on the South by lots 4, 5 and 6, on the West by the range line, being 9 chains and 90 links north and south & 13 chains and 18 links east & west, and containing 13 acres. /s/ Daniel Replogle, William Replogle, Sarah (X) Replogle, Margaret (X) Rittenhouse, James Pointon, A.J. Replogle. They appeared 5 July 1858 before Moses Bullock, J.P. Filed Dec. 30, 1861.
   Deed record, v.16-19, 1864-1866 (FHL film 1,685,497)
      17-81: 20 Feb. 1865, Amos Dunken and Vannah Dunkin his wife of Laporte Co. IN quit claim to Reuben Chapin of Laporte Co. IN for $200, real estate in Laporte Co. IN, lot 7 in NW corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.37N Range 3W, bounded on north by a public road, on the east by lot No.1, on the south by lots 4, 5, and 6, on the west by the range line, being 9 chains and 90 links north & south and 13 chains and 18 links east and west containing 13 acres. /s/ Amos (X) Dunken, Vanvada (x) Dunken. They appeared 20 Feb. 1865 before James Fredenburg, J.P. Received 20 Feb. 1865. (filled-in form)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Kosciusko Co. IN Deed
      18-402: 21 Oct. 1858, Amos Duncan and wife Vanvelia of Laporte Co. IN convey and warrant to William N. Moore of Kosciusko Co. IN for $350, real estate in Kosciusko Co. IN, the NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.32N Range 4E containing 40 acres more or less. /s/ Amos (/) Duncan, Vanvelia (X) Duncan. Wit. E. Brown. 31 Oct. 1858, Amos Duncan and wife Vanvelia Duncan ack. deed before E.L. Bennet, Notary Public of LaPorte Co. IN. Recorded Dec. 10, 1858. (FHL film 1,705,279)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of the Seventh Indiana Cavalry Volunteers : and the expeditions, campaigns, raids, marches, and battles of the armies with which it was connected, with biographical sketches of Brevet Major General John P.C. Shanks, and of Brevet Brig. Gen. Thomas M. Browne, and other officers of the regiment : with an account of the burning of the steamer Sultana on the Mississippi River, and of the capture, trial, conviction and execution of Dick Davis, the guerrilla" by Thomas Sydenham Cogley; pub. Laporte, Ind.: Herald Co., steam printers, 1876, 276 pgs. (LH13314, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Pg.56: Company F, mustered September 3d, 1863, at Indianapolis. The men composing it were principally from LaPorte county. Privates ... Thomas Duncan.
 

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