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

Last revised June 23, 2002

BUTLER CO. MO
Formed 1849 from Wayne
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Butler Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
District 10
Pg.164, #215-220, Mary DUNCAN 46 NC (blank) $0
                  Eliza 23 TN
                  Thomas 17 TN farmer $0
                  Wiley (m) 14, Cintha 12 TN
                  Nancy 10 TN
                  Martha 8, Minerva 6 TN
                  (MAD: ??? widow of Turner Duncan of 1830 Cape Girardeau Co. MO census, 1840 Wayne Co. MO census; ?? perhaps mother of Sarah Duncan mar. Theophilus Grand 3/8/1849, Mary Duncom mar. John B. Tailor 9/5/1852, Eliza Duncom mar. James (W)Right 11/6/1851)

1860 Butler Co. MO Census
Poplar Bluff
Pg.615, #292-307, Wyley DUNCUM 24 TN farmer $0-$350
                  Mary 55 NC housekeeper
                  Cynthia 22, Nancy J. 20 TN housekeepin
                  Martha 18 TN housekeepin
                  (MAD: Mary in 1870 Washington Co. AR census; 1880 Carroll Co. AR census)
Pg.615, #293-308, Thomas F. DUNCUM 27 TN tanner $500-$150
                  Sarah 27 TN housekeeper
                  John CARTER 6 MO
                  Mary DUNCUM 1 MO
                  (MAD: Thomas Duncom mar. Sarah Cotter 2/21/1858)

1870 Butler Co. MO Census (also from Shelby Wild 1985)
Ash Hills Twp., pg.8
Pg.1, #10-9, DUNKIN, Levi P. 25 TN farmer $0-$266
                  Mary E. 22 TN keeping house
                  James D. 6 TN at home
                  Sarah E. 3 KY at home
                  Mary L. 1 MO at home
                  Jimmie A. (f) 6/12 MO b.Jan. at home
                  Margret A. 58 KY at home
                  Eliza J. 20, Margret C. 13 TN
                  (MAD: per Shelby Wild, Levi Duncan mar. Margaret Vance 6/9/1841 Obion Co. TN, he died ca 1849; family on 1850 Obion Co. TN census; she and son Levi P. Duncan to Butler Co. MO ca 1869)
Poplar Bluff Twp., pg.77
Pg.45, #83-77, MAYSE, John 40 TN farmer $800-$200
                  Martha 40? (43?) KY keeping house
                  Thomas 10 KY at home
                  Lewis 8, Martha 6, Mary 6 MO at home
                  Viola 2 MO at home
                  Columbus 6/12 MO b.Nov. at home
                  DUNKIN, Rose A. 16 MO at scshool
                  William 13, Mollie A. 10 KY at home

1876 Butler Co. MO State Census (from Shelby Wild 8/1993)
Pg.? Levi P. DUNCAN 32
                  Mary C. or H. 28
                  James D. 12, George W. 3, Jennie A. 6 to 18, Mary A. 8
                  (SW: Levi is twin brother to Elizabeth Ann Duncan mar. George W. Haislip; Levi is listed as a taxpayer in 1890, land records show he purchased land at Ash Hill MO from George W. Haislip)
 

COUNTY RECORDS

Butler Co. MO Probate Court Record Index (FHL film 927,571)
      Vol. A, 1849-1867 & later - D index faint pages, no Duncan spotted

Butler Co. MO Deeds (index on FHL film 927,258)
      Direct index 1849-1874 - no Duncan through Book E, after 1867; quit
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1888 "History of Southeast MO ... Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron" by Goodspeed (FHL film 908,664 and 1,000,277; from Sue Monaghan 2/1988)
      Pg.1070, Butler Co. Byrd Duncan, of the firm of B. Duncan & Co., is a native of Wilson Co. TN, born July 20, 1846. His father, Richard M. Duncan, also a native of TN, was of NC ancestry, while his wife, Miss Alapher Breece, was a native of the same State but of British stock. Father was a stonecutter by trade, about 1859 engaged in the business near Bowling Green [Warren Co.], KY. With the opening of the war he moved to Shawneetown [Gallatin Co.], IL, where the mother died in 1870 at age 62. He still lives there at age 76. Now a Republican, earlier a Whig. Both parents Baptist. Byrd, youngest of seven children, common school education, age 16 began brick-layer's trade, for about 7 years. To Wayne Co. MO 1873, clerk, until to Poplar Bluff [Butler Co.] in 1878; then he became a member of the firm of B. Duncan & Co. with Pat Harmon. ... In 1879 he married Miss Mollie Spence, native of Butler Co. Have two sons and two daus. (not named). (MAD: Richard M. Duncan in 1850 DeKalb Co. TN census; son of John Duncan died Smith Co. TN)
 

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