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DAVIESS CO. MO
Formed 1836 from Ray
Harrison formed 1845 from Daviess
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840 Daviess Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Cravensv.
Pg.195  Thomas Dunkin      0000,01  -  0000,1

1850 Daviess Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.353, #18, George W. DUNCAN 32 KY farmer $400
                  Elizabeth 32 KY
                  Sarah J. 10, Polly 6, Martha 6, IL
                  Wm. M. 3, Elizabeth M. 1 MO
                  (MAD: George W. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Mounce 6/28/1838 Johnson Co. IL; 1840 Johnson Co. IL census)

1860 Daviess Co. MO Census (pg.415 also from Mary Sims)
Salem Twp.
Pg.415, #97-97, Charles DUNCAN (m) 63 VA farmer $0-$100
                  Obadiah (m) 25 IN (blank)
                  Elias 15 IN (blank)
                  (MAD: 1850 Moultrie Co. IL census as "Charlotte" (f) age 50; ? one Obediah Duncan mar. Sarah Ballard 6/14/1854 Marshall Co. IA; one Obadiah J. Duncan mar. Barbara Dent 3/30/1861 Mahaska Co. IA)
Benton Twp.
Pg.431, #13-13, D.B. DUNCAN (m) 53 KY farmer $0-$0
                  Ellen 45 KY
                  Franklin 18, Elizabeth 14 KY
                  Robert 12, Angelina 10 KY
                  William 6, Howard 4 MO
                  (MAD: Daniel Boone Duncan, 1850 Shelby Co. KY census)
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.483-4, #199-199, Geo. W. DUNCAN 42 KY farmer $3620-$3000
                  Elizabeth 40 KY
                  Polly 16, Martha 16 IL
                  William 13, Elizabeth 12 MO
                  Nancy 9, George 6 MO
                  Frances (f) 4, Julia 1 MO

1870 Daviess Co. MO Census
Benton Twp.
Pg.235, #115-114, DUNCAN, Daniel B. 64 KY farmer $3600-$600
                  Eleanor 55 KY keeping house
                  William 15 MO assist on farm
                  Howard M. (m) 12 MO
                  DUNN, John 23 KY farming $0-$300
Pg.235, #120-119, WEBB, Hanley (m) 75 NC farmer $2000-$400
                  Julia 73 VA keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Angeline 21 KY
                  KELLY, Howard 12 MO
Jackson Twp.
Pg.299, #170-172, DUNCAN, J.P. (m) 53 KY farmer $3500-$1200
                  Matild (f) 44 KY keeping house
                  James K. 22 IL works on farm
                  John B. 17 IL works on farm
                  ONEAL, Julia 21 IL at home
                  (MAD: James P. Duncan, 1860 Johnson Co. IL census)
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.313, #185-178, DUNCAN, George 51 KY farmer $6000-$3000
                  Elizabeth 49 KY keeping house
                  Matilda 21 MO
                  George 16 MO works on farm
                  Francis (m) 13 MO works on farm
                  Julia 11, Eliza 8, Ida 5 MO
                  (MAD: wife and children bur. in Creekmore Cemetery, from Vol.1, "Cemetery Records of Daviess Co. MO" by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, FHL book 977.818 V22e)
 

1900 Census, District 53, Jefferson Township, Daviess County, Missouri (from Kathy D. Cawley 4/2005)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 53, Page 107A, Image 19 of 23
196-201
DUNCAN, George W., head, w/m, Mar 1854, age 46, M'd 25 yrs., MO./KY./KY farmer
Margerete J., wife, w/f, Mar 1855, age 45, 11 chi. born, 7 living, MO/KY/KY
Charles F., son, w/m, July 1883, age 16, single, MO./MO./MO. farm laborer
Wilfred L., son, w/m, Sept 1885, age 14, KS./MO./MO. farm laborer
Grace A., daughter, w/f, Sept 1887, age 12, MO./MO./MO.
Arvel R., son, w/m, Aug 1893, age 6, MO./MO./MO.
      (KDC: *All children except Arvel attended school)
      (KDC: see 1880 DeKalb Co. MO census)
 

LAND RECORDS

Daviess Co. MO Deed Index 1838-1865 (SLC 6/4/2011)
   Grantee/Grantor, date of instrument, date filed, nature of instrument, deed book-page, description including Sec-Twp-Range
   Vol.A-1, 1839-1857 (FHL film 947,999)
      A-291: Duncan, Nimrod to Daviess Co., instrument dated Oct. 28, 1843, filed Oct. 28, 1843, nature of inst: S.F.M., A-291, E 1/2 SW (1/4) Sec.25 T58 R28, W 1/2 SW Sec.36 T58 R28, W 1/2 SW Sec.25 T58 R28, E 1/2 SE 26-58-25, E 1/2 NW 36-58-28, SE SE 36-58-28
      A-291: Duncan, Nimrod from John H. Morehead & wife, Sept. 27, 1843, Oct. 28, 1843, W.D. (warranty deed), A-291, (MAD: same land as deeded in A-291)
      B-92: Duncan, Geo. W. from Geo. Taylor & wife, Oct. 22, 1844, Oct. 24, 1844, W.D., B-92, E 1/2 SE 1/4 24-59-29
      B-427: Duncan, Geo. W. from Wm. Taylor & wife, Mch 4, 1847, July 17, 1847, W.D., B-427, SW 1/4 frl 19-59-28
      D-699: Duncan, Daniel B. from Wm. Lockert? & wf, Aug. 19, 1854, Oct. 2, 1854, W.D., D-699, W 1/2 W 1/2 fraction 2?-1/2 W fraction SW 1/4 31-62-29
      E-245: Duncan, Geo. W. from Wm. H. Fisher, Aug. 24, 1855, Aug. 25, 1855, W.D., E-245, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 & E 1/2 & SW 1/4 SW 1/4 24-59-29
   Vol.1B, 1857-1865 (FHL film 947,999)
      H-212: Duncan, Geo. W. & wf to Henry Thornton, Sept. 8, 1857, Dec. 20, 1858, W.D., H-212, NW 1/4 26 & pt E 1/2 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 23-59-59
      J-66: Duncan, Daniel B. & wf to Abraham Lewis, Feb. 25, 1859, Oct. 9, 1860, W.D., J-66, pt 31?-62-29
      G-7: Duncan, Geo. W. from Geo. Young, June 13, 1857, June 15, 1857, Q.C. (quit claim), G-7, NW 1/4 26-59-29
      G-9: Duncan, Geo. W. from Geo. Young, June 13, 1857, June 15, 1857, W.D., G-9, pt NE 1/4 NE 1/4 23-59-29
      H-757: Duncan, Wm. M. from Christy & Sims & wife, July 28, 1858, Aug. 4, 1859, W.D., H-757, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 12-61-29
      I-748: Duncan, Wm. M. from Jas. Morgan & wf, Aug. 22, 1860, Aug. 23, 1860, W.D., I-748, E 1/2 SE 1/4 34-62-29
      L-127: Duncan, Geo. W. from Marvil B.N. Evens & wife, May 27, 1864, May 27, 1864, W.D., L-127, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and E 1/2 NE 1/4 and W 1/2 SE 1/4 32-60-28
      L-468: Duncan, Geo. W. from Hiram Stevens & wife, Jan. 11, 1865, Jan. 11, 1865, W.D., L-468, S 1/2 NE 1/4 36-60-29
      L-653: Duncan, Geo. W. from Jas. McFerran & wf, Mch. 27, 1865, Mch. 27, 1865, W.D., L-653, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 3 and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 2 and NW 1/4 NW 1/4 11-59-28
   Vol.1C, 1865-1869 (FHL film 948,000)
      M-400: Duncan, Geo. W. & wife to Sarah Jane Evins, Nov. 4, 1865, Nov. 15, 1865, life estate, M-400, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and E 1/2 NE 1/4 and W 1/2 SE 1/4 32-60-28
      M-463: Duncan, Geo. W. & wife to Franklin C. Palmer, Nov. 25, 1865, Dec. 4, 1865, W.D., M-463, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 36-60-29 and pt lot 2 NE 1/4 and NW frl 1/4 6-59-28
      M-558: Duncan, Geo. W. & wf to Mason M. Palmer, Jan. 11, 1866, Jan. 29, 1866, W.D., M-558, S 1/2 NE 1/4 36-60-29
      P-440: Duncan, Geo. W. & wf to Mason M. Palmer, Jan. 11, 1869, June 12, 1869, W.D., P-440, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 31-60-28
      M-405: Duncan, Geo. W. from Dauphin Stapp Admr, Nov. 7, 1865, Nov. 15, 1865, Adm.D., M-405, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 36-60-29 & pt lot 2 NE 1/4 & NW frl 1/4 6-59-28
      O-275: Duncan, Jas. R. from Wm. B. Johnson et al ex, Nov. 5, 1866, Nov. 5, 1866, Ex D., O-275, E 1/2 W 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 4 & NW 1/4 NE 1/4 16-59-26
      P-498: Duncan, Geo. W. from Chas. Stewart & wf, Nov. 4, 1867, Nov. 4, 1867, W.D., P-498, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 31-60-28
      Q-159: Duncan, Geo. from Jno. H. Orr & wf, Mch. 3, 1868, Mch. 10, 1868, W.D., Q-159, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 3-59-28
   Vol.1D, 1868-1871 (FHL film 948,000)
      U-460: Duncan, Geo. W. & wf to School Sub Dist. No.2, May 16, 1870, May 17, 1870, W.D., U-460, pt 3-59-28]
      U-623: Duncan, Daniel B. from Franklin Z. Linville & wf, Oct. 25, 1864, Oct. 6, 1870, W.D., U-623, N 1/2 NE 1/4 17-61-29 & E 1/2 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 17-61-29
      U-633: Duncan, Jas. P. from Nathan Gillilin & wf, Sept. 1, 1870, Oct. 15, 1870, Q.C., U-633, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 16-59-26
 

Daviess Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/18/2014 and 7/19/2014; have JPG images)
   Deed records, v.A-B, Oct. 1838-June 1849 (FHL film 954,887; SLC 7/18/2014)
      A-291/291: 27 Sept. 1843, John H. Morehead and Eliza B. his wife of Ray Co. MO to Nimrod Duncan of Daviess Co. state afsd, for $2,000 paid, sell lands in said Daviess Co., the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec.25 Twp.58 Range 28, the W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec.36 in same Twp. & Range, the W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec.25 in same Twp. & Range, the E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec.26 in same Twp. & Range, the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec.36 in same Twp. & Range, and SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec.36 in same Twp. & Range, also following in Caldwell Co. state afsd, Lot No.2 of NE 1/4 of Sec.1 in Twp.57 Range 28 and NW 1/4 Sec.6 in Twp.57 of Range 27, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Jno. H. Morehead, Eliza B. Morehead. Ack. 26 Oct. 1843 by John H. Morehead and Eliza B. Morehead before Wm. M. Jacobs, Clerk of County Court of Ray Co. MO. Filed for record 28 Oct. 1843. (FHL film 954,887; pgs. 291 and 292 were numbered twice)
      A-291/293: 28 Oct. 1843, Nimrod Duncan and Nancy Duncan his wife of Daviess Co. MO of first part and John H. Morehead of Ray Co. MO of second part, and parties hereinafter named of the third part, that Nimrod Duncan and Nancy Duncan his wife for $1 paid by said John H. Morehead, and in consideration of premises hereinafter stated, have granted, bargained and sold to said John H. Morehead the lands in Daviess Co. MO, the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.58 Range 28, and W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec.36 in same twp. & range, and W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.25 in same twp. & range, and E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.26 in same twp. & range, and the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec.36 in same Twp. & Range, and SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec.36 in same Twp. & Range, also land in Caldwell Co. MO, Lot No.2 of NE 1/4 of Sec.1 in Twp.57 Range 28 and NW 1/4 Sec.6 in Twp.57 of Range 27, with appurtenances, warrant title. This deed is in trust, that Nimrod Duncan is indebted to Ray Co. MO to the use of the inhabitants of Congressional School Township 52 of Range 27 for $463.66 or thereabouts which is due by mortgage upon land in Ray Co. afsd, which was given in exchange for the land afsd and for the precise amount of said indebtedness reference is made to the said mortgage, and also Nimrod Duncan is indebted to said John H. Morehead for $67.74 and is also indebted to John H. Morehead and Company for $67.27 with interest from the time they became due, now if the several sums of money shall be unpaid on 1 April 1844, then the said John H. Morehead may sell at public auction so much as may be sufficient to satisfy the amount remaining, advertisements in Daviess Co. and in Caldwell Co., the proceeds to the debt due the county and then to the debt due said John H. Morehead, with interest due, and the remainder if any to said Nimrod Duncan, and make deeds. /s/ Nimrod Duncan, Nancy (X) Duncan. Ack. 28 Oct. 1843 by Nimrod Duncan and Nancy his wife before Robt. Wilson, Clerk of Daviess Co. Circuit Court. Filed for record 28 Oct. 1843. (FHL film 954,887)
      B-92/93: 22 Oct. 1844, George W. Taylor and Roda his wife of Daviess Co. MO to George W. Duncan of afsd, for $300 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.59N Range 29W containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ George (X) Tayor, Roda (X) Taylor. Ack. 24 Oct. 1844 by George Taylor and Roda his wife before G.W. Keene, J.P. of Daviess Co. Filed for record 24 Oct. 1844. (FHL film 954,887)
      B-427/428: 4 March 1847, William Taylor and Izabella Taylor his wife of Ray Co. MO to George W. Duncan, for $125 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the SW fract. 1/4 Sec.19 Twp.59 Range 28 containing 42-24/100 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William Taylor, Izabel Taylor. Wit. James Taylor, William Taylor. Ack. 4 March 1847 before Lewis B. Lynn, J.P. of Davies Co., by James Lovel and William Taylor, the witnesses, and said William Taylor and James Lovel say that Isabella Taylor is the person who executed the deed, and that James Lovel and William subscribed their names as witnesses. Ack. by William Taylor who is known and Isabel Taylor who is known by the witnesses, appeared before Lewis B. Lynn, J.P. of Daviess Co., 4 March 1847. Filed for record 17 July 1847. (FHL film 954,887)
   Deed records, v.C-D, May 1849-Feb. 1855 (FHL film 954,888)
      D-699/700: 19 Aug. 1854, Wm. Locker and Mary his wife of Gentry Co. MO to Daniel B. Duncan of afsd, for $182 paid, sell tract of land, the N 1/2 of W 1/2 of Fract. No.2, being half of west fraction of SE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.62 Range 29, being the NW 1/2 of said fraction, containing 32-72/100 acres, warrant title. /s/ William Locker, Mary Locker. Ack. 14 Sept. 1854 by William Locker and Mary Locker his wife before Hanley Webb, J.P. of Benton Twp. Filed for record Oct. 2, 1854. (FHL film 954,888)
   Deed records, v.E-F, Jan. 1855-Oct. 1858 (FHL film 954,889)
      E-245/246: 24 Aug. 1855, William H. Fisher of Daviess Co. MO to George W. Duncan of afsd, for $275 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 and E 1/2 and SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.24 Twp.59 Range 29 containing 160 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William H. Fisher. Ack. 24 Aug. 1855 by William H. Fisher before J.P. of Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record Aug. 25, 1855. (FHL film 954,889)
   Deed records, v.G-H, June 1857-Sept. 1859 (FHL film 954,890)
      G-7/8: George Young of Davies Co. MO for $500 paid by George W. Duncan of Daviess Co. MO, quit claim to said George W. Duncan the tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the NW 1/4 Sec.26 Range 29 Twp.59. 13 June 1857. /s/ George Young. Ack. 13 June 1857 by George Young before Anderson Smith, J.P. Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record June 15, 1857. (FHL film 954,890)
      G-9: George Young of Daviess Co. MO for $100 paid by George W. Duncan of afsd, sell to said George W. Duncan the tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, 5 acres off the west side of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.59 Range 29 containing 5 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. 13 June 1857. /s/ George Young. Ack. 13 June 1857 by George Young before Anderson Smith, J.P. Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record June 15, 1857. (FHL film 954,890)
      H-212/213: George W. Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan his wife of Daviess Co. MO for $1320 paid by Henry Thornton of Daviess Co. MO, have sold to said Henry Thornton the tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the NW 1/4 Sec.26, also 5 acres off the S half of W side of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.23, all Twp.59 Range 28, containing in all 160 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. 8 Sept. 1858. /s/ George W. Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Ack. 8 Sept. 1858 by George W. Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan his wife before Anderson Smith, J.P. Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record Dec. 20, 1858. (FHL film 954,890)
      H-757: Christy Sims and Mary Elizabeth Sims the wife of Christy Sims of Daviess Co. MO for $250 paid by William M. Duncan, sell to said Wm. M. Duncan the tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.61 Range 29, with appurtenances, warrant title. 28 July 1858. /s/ Christy Sims, M.E. Sims. Ack. by Christy Sims and Mary Elizabeth his wife before (too dark) J.P. of Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record Aug. 4, 1859. (FHL film 954,890)
   Deed records, v.I-J, Sept. 1859-May 1862 (FHL film 954,891; SLC 7/19/2018)
      I-748/749: James Morgan and Avis Morgan the wife of said James of Daviess Co. MO for $300 paid by William M. Duncan of Daviess Co. MO, sell to said William M. Duncan the tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.62 Range 29 containing 80 acres, more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. 22 Aug. 1860. /s/ James Morgan, Avis (X) Morgan. Ack. by James Morgan and Avis his wife before G.W. Hand, J.P. of Daviess Co. MO. (no date). Filed for record Aug. 23, 1860. (FHL film 954,891)
      J-66/67: 25 Feb. 1859, Daniel B. Duncan and Eleanor his wife of Daviess Co. MO to Abraham Lewis of Gentry Co. state afsd, for $200 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, a fraction in SW corner of Sec.31 Twp.62 Range 29, said land bounded north by Jeffrey B. Christy and west by the land now owned by William Miles and south and east by said Miles and Willis Pendleton, containing 32-70/100 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Daniel B. Duncan, Eleanor Duncan. Ack. 26 Feb. 1859 by Daniel B. Duncan and Eleanor Duncan his wife before Hanly Webb, J.P. of Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record Oct. 9, 1860. (FHL film 954,891)
   Deed records, v.L, Feb. 1864-Apr. 1865 (FHL film 955,626)
      L-127/128: 27 May 1864, Marvil B.N. Evins and Sarah J. Evins his wife of Daviess Co. MO to George W. Duncan of Daviess Co. MO, for $1,000 paid, sell tracts or parcels of land in Daviess Co. MO, the NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 and E 1/2 of NE 1/4 and W 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.60 Range 28 containing in all 200 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. 27 May 1864, /s/ Marvil B.N. Evins, Sarah J. Evins. Ack. 27 May 1864 by Marvil B.N. Evins and Sarah J. Evins his wife before Joseph H. McGee, Clerk of Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record May 27, 1864. (FHL film 955,626)
      L-468/469: 11 Jan. 1865, Hiram Stevens and Lucimtia his wife of Daviess Co. MO to George W. Duncan of Daviess Co. MO, for $1,000 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the S 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.60 Range 29 containing 80 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Hiram (X) Stevens, Lucretia (X) Stevens. Ack. 11 Jan. 1865 by Hiram Stevens and Lucretia Stevens his wife before Orden H. McGee, J.P. of Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record Jan. 11, 1865. (FHL film 955,626)
      L-653: James McFerran and Emily McFerran his wife of Daviess Co. MO for $1200 paid by George W. Duncan of Daviess Co. MO, sell tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.3, also SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.2, also NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec.11, all Twp.59 Range 28, containing in all 120 acres more or less, warrant title, subject to a lease of one year by Koase (Hoase?) Ford ending 1 March 1866 at the price and sum of $100 which said lease is hereby assigned to said Duncan for his use and benefit with recourse on me. /s/ 27 March 1865, James McFerran, Emily McFerran. Ack. 27 March 1865 by James McFerran and Emily McFerran before John T. Taylor, J.P. of Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record March 27, 1865. (FHL film 955,626)
   Deed records, v.M-N, Apr. 1865-Aug. 1866 (FHL film 955,627)
      M-400: George W. Duncan and Elisabeth Duncan his wife of Daviess Co. MO for $50 paid by Sarah Jane Evins, wife of Marvil B.N. Evins, and for love and affection George W. Duncan and Elisabeth Duncan bear the said Sarah Jane Evins, sell to Sarah Jane Evins a life estate in and to the following real estate, the NE 1/4 of SE 1/4, the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 and W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.60 Range 28 in Daviess Co., that is to say, by life estate afsd is meant the right in said Sarah Jane Evins to have and hold, use and enjoy during her natural life as she may think proper and to her best interest and convenience the land and teniments afsd and the estate of inheritance, the fee simple title is hereby sold to said land to the heirs of the body of said Sarah Jane Evins, that is to say, at the death of said Sarah Jane Evins said lands and tenements thereunto belonging shall belong in fee simple to the said heirs of the body of said Sarah Jane Evins, to hold the premises and appurtenances as their assigned shares, from and after the death of said Sarah Jane Evins. Nov. 4, 1865. /s/ George W. Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Ack. 12 Nov. 1865 by George W. Duncan and Elisabeth Duncan before Joseph H. McGee, Clerk of Daviess Co. Court. Filed for record Nov. 15, 1865. (FHL film 955,627)
      M-405/406: Administrator's Deed, Private Sale. Dauphin Stapp, Administrator of estate of James Kinkade decd, that the Probate Court of Daviess Co. MO by order of sale made at July term 1865 ordered the administrator of James Kinkade decd. to sell at private sale the real estate in said order and this deed described, and per order, at private sale on 24 Sept. 1865, sold the real estate, first having the same appraised by Lewis Searcey?, Elisha Frost and R.L. Payne, 3 disinterested householders of Daviess Co. by their certificate of appraisement returned with my report of proceedings to Nov. term of said court, and George W. Duncan became the purchaser of said real estate under the terms of said order and has complied with the terms and has paid me $1140, the amount of his bid, and at the Nov. term of Probate Court of Daviess Co. I made report which was approved at Nov. term and the sale is therefore valid and binding, NOW therefore for $1140 paid by said George W. Duncan of Daviess Co. MO, Dauphin Stapp, Admin., sell to said George W. Duncan the title and interest of said James Kinkade to land in said order, the SES 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.60 Range 29 and W part of Lot 2 of NE 1/4 and NW frl. 1/4 of Sec.6 Twp.59 Range 28. 7 Nov. 1865, /s/ Dauphin Stapp, Administrator. Ack. 7 Nov. 1865 by Dauphin Stapp before John Conover, Notary Public of Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record Nov. 15, 1865. (FHL film 655,627)
      M-463/464: 25 Nov. 1865, George W. Duncan and Elizabeth his wife of Daviess Co. MO to Franklin C. Palmer of Daviess Co. MO, for $1,140 paid, sell and quit claim to said Franklin C. Palmer tracts or parcels of land in Daviess Co. MO, the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.60 Range 29 and W part of Lot 2 of NE 1/4 and NW frl. 1/4 of Sec.6 Twp.59 Range 28, with appurtenances. 25 Nov. 1865. /s/ George W. Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Ack. 25 Nov. 1865 by George W. Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan before Daniel Hasten, J.P. of Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record Dec. 4, 1865. (FHL film 655,627)
      M-558/559: 11 Jan. 1866, George W. Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan of Daviess Co. MO to Mason M. Palmer of Daviess Co. MO, for $1,000 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the S 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.60 Range 29 containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. 11 Jan. 1866. /s/ George W. Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Ack. 11 Jan. 1866 by George W. Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan his wife before Daniel Heaston, J.P., Davies Co. MO. Filed for record Jan. 29, 1866. (FHL film 655,627)
   Deed records, v.O-P, Aug. 1866-Jan. 1868 (FHL film 955,628)
      O-275/276: William B. Johnson and William Faulkner, Executors of George Faulkner decd, that whereas George Faulkner of Daviess Co. MO by will admitted to probate by Daviess Probate court, recorded Book A (R?) page 34 and 35, appointed the undersigned William B. Johnson and William Faulkner executors of said, and letters testamentary on 1 July 1865 were granted to undersigned by Probate Court of Daviess Co., and George Faulkner decd. by will directed his executors to sell the real estate for purpose of dividing the proceeds among the heirs of said testator and also gave the executors the power to sell at public or private sale as might seem best to them, and whereas James P. Duncan of Daviess Co. MO has bought the said real estate and paid us $3,000, now for the $3,000 and the power conferred upon us by said will, we, William B. Johnson and William Faulkner, executors of said George Faulkner, sell to said James P. Duncan the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.4, also NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.16 Twp.59 Range 26, being 160 acres more or less. 5 Nov. 1866. /s/ Wm. B. Johnson, William Faulkner. Ack. 5 Nov. 1866 before John Conover, Notary Public of Davies Co. MO, by William B. Johnson and William Faulkner. Filed for record Nov. 5, 1866. (FHL film 955,628)
      P-498/499: 4 Nov. 1867, Charles Stewart and Emma L. Stewart of Daviess Co. MO to George W. Duncan of Daviess Co. MO, for $480 paid, sell lots or tracts or parcels of land in Daviess Co. MO, the NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.60 Range 28 containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Charles Stewart, Emma L. Stewart. Ack. 4 Nov. 1867 by Charles Stewart and Emma L. Stewart before Robert A. Vance, Notary Public, Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record Nov. 4, 1867. (FHL film 955,628)
   Deed records, v.Q-R, Jan. 1868-Dec. 1869; Book R is filled-in forms (FHL film 955,629)
      Q-159/160: 3 March 1868, John H. Orr and Tobitha Orr his wife of Jackson Co. MO to George Duncan of Daviess Co. MO, for $480 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Daviess Co. MO, the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.3 Twp.59 Range 28 containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John H. Orr, Tobitha Orr. Ack. 3 March 1868 by James H. Orr and Tobitha Orr his wife before Andrew Allen, Notary Public of Cass Co. MO. Filed for record March 10, 1868. (FHL film 955,629)
      R-440: 11 Jan. 1869, George W. Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan of Daviess Co. MO to Mason M. Palmer of Daviess Co. MO, for $480 paid, sell NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.60 Range 28 containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ George W. Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Ack. 11 Jan. 1869 by George W. Duncan and Elizabth Duncan before J.H. Mallony, J.P., Daviess Co. MO. Filed for record June 12, 1869. (FHL film 955,629)
   Deed records, v.U-V, Aug. 1869-Dec. 1871 (FHL film 955,631) - not looked at
      U-460: Duncan, Geo. W. & wf to School Sub Dist. No.2, May 16, 1870, May 17, 1870, W.D., U-460, pt 3-59-28]
      U-623: Duncan, Daniel B. from Franklin Z. Linville & wf, Oct. 25, 1864, Oct. 6, 1870, W.D., U-623, N 1/2 NE 1/4 17-61-29 & E 1/2 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 17-61-29
      U-633: Duncan, Jas. P. from Nathan Gillilin & wf, Sept. 1, 1870, Oct. 15, 1870, Q.C., U-633, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 16-59-26
 

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, Elijah; A 1 MO S.M. Inf.; 1887 March 30, Invalid Appl. #604180, Cert. #564641, MO. (MAD: E. Duncan, Co.A, 1st MO Inf., Private, Pattonsburg [Daviess Co. MO], registered at reunion in Albany Aug. 8-10, 1888, Gentry Co. MO, from 1888 issue of "Albany Ledger Newspaper", from pg.57, Vol.7#1, 1987, "Northwest MO Genealogical Society Journal," FHL book 977.81 D25n)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1881 "History of Ray County, Missouri : including a history of its townships, city, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri ... biographical sketches of prominent men and citizens identified with the interests of the county" pub. by MO Historical Co. (FHL book 977.819 H2h; and Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 R264Hi)
      Pg.576-577: BENJAMIN F. DUNCAN. Professor Benjamin F. Duncan was born in Shelby Co. KY, April 29, 1842. When Benjamin was about nine years of age, his father moved to Daviess Co. MO, and here he assisted his father in ... In 1857, while working at a threshing machine ... he met with an unfortunate accident, which deprived him of his right arm. Two years later he began his college course ... After graduating (1865) he spent the summer visiting with his cousin, Doctor J.F. Cook .... Benjamin F. Duncan was married November 14, 1867, to Miss Sarah E. Buchanan, a native of Hopkinsville, Christian Co. KY. ... Her father was James Buchanan ....

1891 "Colusa County [CA]: its history with a description of its resources, also biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent residents" by Justus H. Rogers (FHL book 979.433 H2r and film 468,731 item 4 and film 1,000,103 item 4)
      Pg.424: DR. R.B. DUNCAN ... was born in Shelby Co. KY, October 6, 1846. In October, 1851, his father removed to northwest Missouri, living in Daviess and Gentry Counties, where young Duncan worked on a farm in summer and attended such schools as a newly-settled backwoods country afforded, in winter. All the schools in this part of the State were interrupted during the war, as the entire social fabric was generally deranged at the time. After the war, he continued work on the farm till February, 1867, when he began teaching in Platte Co. MO. He was engaged in teaching and going to school alternately for six years. He began the study of medicine in 1869 ... graduating ... March 4, 1873. ... In March, 1874, he was married to Miss S.E. Stone, of Platte Co. MO, by whom he has had four children, none of whom are now living. He practiced his profession from March, 1873, to September, 1880, in Platte Co. MO, when he removed to Orland, California, his present place of residence. ....
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Daviess Co. MO:
      Spicy L.G. Dunkin, 1838, mar. Samuel H.O. Irwin (from "40,000 MO Marriages to and including 1840" by Mrs. J.R. Carter, FHL book 977.8 V25c, Los Angeles Public Library book R977.8 C323 v.1)
      Albert Duncan, 15 Sept. 1858, mar. May J. Wood.
      Nancy Duncan, 24 Feb. 1859, mar. Wm. Kessinger. (MAD: one Nancy Fletcher, wife of G.W., dau. of G.W. & E. Duncan per cemetery records)
      Manerva Duncan, 13 March 1860, mar. W. Brush.
      Martha Dunkin, 25 Sept. 1862, mar. Franklin Parmer. (MAD: dau. of G.W. & E. Duncan per cemetery records)
      Polly Dunkin, 29 Sept. 1862, mar. Mason W. Palmer. (MAD: also pg.364 in Buchanan Co. MO History, author and date not given, from Lu Durham 3/1987)
      Elizabeth Duncan, 17 April 1865, mar. Shadrick Hays.
      Solomon Duncan, 5 Feb. 1880, of Walworth Co. WI mar. Martha Knight of Davies Co. MO; from "St.Louis Christian Advocate" (pg.6, Vol.1, 3/1976, "MO Miscellany," FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Martha A. Duncan, 27 March 1890, dau. of Sarah A. Knight in Sarah's will recorded 26 Aug. 1890 in Daviess Co. MO Will Book pg.35 (pg.18, "Early Will Records of North Central Counties of MO" [Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Mercer Co.] by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, FHL book 977.82 S2e)
      Francis M. Duncan, 26 Dec. 1891, child of Elizabeth Smith, wife of A.J. Smith, of Winston, MO, in Elizabeth's will recorded 4 Jan. 1892 in Daviess Co. MO Will Book pg.80 (pg.21, "Early Will Records of North Central Counties of MO" [Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Mercer Co.] by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, FHL book 977.82 S2e)
 

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