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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised July 4, 2011

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
 

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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