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Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised July 12, 2013

BENTON CO. MO
Formed 1835 from Pettis, St. Claire
Camden formed 1841 from Benton, Pulaski
Hickory formed 1845 from Benton, Polk
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840-1850 Benton Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Benton Co. MO Census
P.O. Warsaw, Twp.40 R21
Pg.286, #287-295, John DUNCAN 33 TN (blank) $0-$109
                  Mary 36 TN
                  Lydia 17, Zebulune (m) 16 MO
                  Thomas 14, David 12 MO
                  Bascum (m) 9, Malvina (f) 6 MO
                  Creed (m) 4, Catharine 10 MO
                  Mary Ann 9, Louisa 6 MO
                  (MAD: ?? 1870 Hickory Co. MO census)
Twp.41 R23
Pg.309, #422-420, Samuel DANKS 48 KY farmer $12060-$14535
                  Christiane (f) 46 VA
                  Julia 18, Susan 16, Emeley 14 MO
                  Alexander 12, Thomas 9 MO
                  Rebecca DUNCAN 16, Eliza ("male") 14 MO
Twp.42 R23
Pg.311, #440-437, William DUNCAN 40 TN farmer $1600-$1695
                  Sarah 38 TN
                  Eliza 17, Martha 15 TN
                  Mary 13, John 11 TN
                  Martin 9, Sarah 4 TN
                  (MAD: 1850 Knox Co. TN census)
Pg.317, #474-472, Thomas DUNCAN 48 KY farmer $2230-$2209
                  Mary Ann 44 KY
                  George 22, Thomas 20 MO
                  Charles 15, William 12 MO
                  Asberry 8, Noah 6 MO
                  Anneliza (f) 12 MO
                  (MAD: 1850 Callaway Co. MO census)

1870 Benton Co. MO Census
White Twp.
Pg.318, #155-166, DUNKIN, William 50 TN farmer $4500-$1000
                  Sarah 47 TN keeping house
                  John 21 TN farm laborer
                  Susan 25 TN at home
                  (MAD: 1880 Benton Co. AR census)
Pg.318, #155-167, DUNKEN, Lee 19 TN farmer mar/April
                  Winnie (f) 18 MO keep house mar/April
Pg.325, #257-277, TEAGUE, William L. 58 VA farmer $2000-$300
                  Ann 51 OH keeping house
                  Sarah E. 14 IN at home
                  DUNKIN, William 21 IN farm laborer
Pg.326, #273-294, DUNKIN, Thomas 58 KY farmer $8000-$1200
                  Polly A. 54 KY keeping house
                  Charles A. 24, William A. 21 MO farmers
                  Asbery F. (m) 18 MO farmer
                  Noah F. 16 MO at home
                  DUNKIN, Sarah 14 MO MULATTO servant
Williams Twp.
Pg.359, #359-363, DUNCAN, James 25 MO laborer $0-$0
                  Phasia (f) 24 MO keeping house
                  Cassie F. (f) 1 MO
 

LAND RECORDS

Benton Co. MO Index to deed records v.A, B, K 1837-1870 (FHL film 946,130; SLC 5/8/2013)
      No Duncan grantor or grantee
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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, William E., widow Duncan, Etta L.; E Benton Cadets MO Inf., C 99 & B 50 Ohio Inf.; 1890 March 28, Invalid Appl. #764301, Cert. #660174, Nebr.; 1904 Aug. 18, Widow Appl. #812239, no cert., Texas.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1881 "The History of Jackson County, Missouri ... : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches...history of Missouri, maps of Jackson County" pub. by Union Historical Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 J13Hi; and FHL book 977.841 H2h and films 962,549 item 1 and 1,000,293 item 2)
      Pg.932: Van Buren Township. WILLIAM CASH, farmer and hotel-keeper, Lone Jack, MO, was born in Wilkes Co. NC April 16, 1815, and was a son of Lewis and Mary Cash. At an early age he moved with his parents to Lincoln Co. KY. Lived in Lincoln Co. till about 17 years of age, then to Lexington 3 years, then "Brucken" Co. KY and worked at his trade for about 7 years. He was married July 7, 1840, to Miss Elizabeth Duncan, who was born in Pendleton Co. KY October 3, 1823, she being a daughter of Thornton and Mary Duncan. This couple then moved to Harrison Co. and remained there till they moved to MO, in 1856, when they settled in Benton Co. and lived there 8 years; thence to Cooper Co. MO and remained there until 1877, when they located in Lone Jack. Eleven children, six of whom are still living: Thornton, born Oct. 10, 1843; Oscar, Oct. 13, 1845; Mary E., Nov. 10, 1847; Milton, May 4, 1853; Ellen, April 29, 1858; John H., Jan. 8, 1861. ...
 

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