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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised October 29, 2014

GREENE CO. MO
Formed 1833 from Crawford
Barry, Polk formed 1835 from Greene
Taney formed 1837 from Greene
Dade formed 1841 from Greene
Webster formed 1855 from Greene, Wright
Christian formed 1859 from Greene, Taney, Webster
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840 Greene Co. MO Census (from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Pg.281  Edmond Duncan      0211,3001  -  1000,001

1850 Greene Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Finley Twp.
Pg.316, #1091, Nancy DUNCAN 65 NC $0
                  Celia L. 40, Elizabeth 38 NC
                  Nancy 22 TN
                  Orin ("f") 20 TN farmer $1000
                  (MAD: widow of Micajah Duncan of 1830 Maury Co. TN census; 1860 Christian Co. MO census; Arron Duncan (m) in 1860 Christian Co. MO census; Nancy Duncan mar. Alvorce Davidson 5/16/1854, 1880 Christian Co. MO census index includes Davidson nephews and nieces with C. Duncan (f) and Elizabeth Duncan on pg.50C)

1860 Greene Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Greene Co. MO Census
Boone Twp.
Pg.22, #312-319, BENSLY, Permelia A. (f) 56 KY keeping house $0-$0
                  DUNCAN, Hale S. 27 TN farmer $0-$0
                  NELSON, Robert S. 30 MO farmer $625-$800
                  McKINNEY, Samuel 22 MO farm hand $0-$100
                  (MAD: 1860 Lawrence Co. MO census)

1880 Greene Co. MO Census (partial; some from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987, from Georgia Helderlein 9/1989, and from June Davis 1995; page numbers from 1880 census transcription on CD)
Robberson Twp (added to from 1880 index on CD)
Pg.42D, #?-#?, BANFIELD, Roger 55 TN farmer TN TN
                  Alice 40 GA wife keeping house AL VA
                  WILSON, James 17 GA step-son farm laborer GA GA
                  WILSON, Rodger 5 MO son TN OH
                  BANFIELD, Fanny 60 VA hired help VA VA
                  DUNCAN, Daniel 20 PA hired help, farm laborer PA PA
Franklin
Pg.57A, #178-187, DUNCAN, Martin H. 36 KY farmer KY KY
                  Mary E. 30 KY wife KY KY sick with consumption
Jackson
Pg.79C, #268-268, DUNCAN, Amos 36 TN farmer TN NC
                  Jane 34 TN wife keeping house TN TN
                  Mary E. 12 TN dau. at home TN TN
                  Eliza 10 MO dau. at home TN TN
                  Rebecca 7 MO dau. at home TN TN
                  Hooker (m) 5 MO son at home TN TN
                  SAMPON? (SANPSON?), H.M. (m) 18 MO farm laborer TN NC
Ash Grove
Pg.151B, #22-22, DUNCAN, H.S. 36 TN clerk in store TN TN
                  Mollie 24 TN wife keeping house OH TN
                  L.G. (f) 7 MO dau. TN TN
                  W.T. (m) 6 MO son TN TN
                  ROBBINS, W.W. (m) 28 TN bro-in-law miner OH TN
                  (MAD: Hale S. Duncan Sr., no dates, Co. G, 16 MO Inf. CSA, Mil. stone, in Ash Grove City Cemetery)
Pg.162D, #214-228, HARPER, Lofayette 43 TN farmer VA KY
                  Mary O. 33 MO wife keeping house TN MO
                  & children
                  DUNCAN, Charles 16 MO MULATTO servant -- --
Pg.166C, #278-278, DUNCAN, James C/R. 35 TN farmer TN TN
                  Mary E. 37 MO wife keeping house TN MO
                  William H. 13 MO son TN MO
                  Tennessee (f) 11 MO dau. TN MO
                  Jonah? (Josiah?) (Jacob?) H. 10 MO son TN MO
                  Mary C. 8 TX dau. TN MO
                  Mattie (f) 7 MO dau. TN MO
                  Cora A. (f) 6/12 MO b.Dec. dau. TN MO
                  (MAD: J.K.P. Duncan, 1 June 1845 - 28 May 1921; Mary E. Duncan, his wife, 2 May 1842 - 24 April 1940, buried in Johns Chapel Cemetery, Boone Twp., from "Greene Co. MO Cemeteries, Vol.II, Boone Township Including Ash Grove Cemetery" by Ozarks Gen. Society, from June Davis 6/1995 and Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
Pg.169B, #333-349, HUDGINGS, Banum? (Ransom?) (m) 35 TN farmer VA NC
                  Cordelia 27 MO wife keeping house TN TN
                  Charley 9 MO son TN MO
                  Walter A. 6 MO son TN MO
                  Mary B. 4 MO dau. TN MO
                  DUNCAN, Hugh 38 TN brother-in-law carpenter TN TN
                  (MAD: Hugh Duncan, 14 Nov. 1841 - 28 Jan. 1915, buried in Johns Chapel Cemetery, Boone Twp., from "Greene Co. MO Cemeteries, Vol.II, Boone Township Including Ash Grove Cemetery" by Ozarks Gen. Society, from June Davis 6/1995 and Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
Bois D'Arc; also 1890 tax & 1898 records as T.J. Duncan
Pg.173B, #8-8, DUNCAN, T.J. 32 TN blacksmith TN TN
                  M.J. (f) 32 TN wife keeping house NC NC
                  A. Bell (f) 8 TN dau. TN TN
                  J.H. (m) 6 TN son TN TN
                  B.A. (f) 4 TN dau. TN TN
                  J.W. (m) 8/12 MO son b.Oct. TN TN
                  CHAPMAN, J.D. (m) 29 TN bro-in-law farm laborer NC NC
Springfield (from Denzil Mauldin as last name Duncan)
Pg.??, #88-88, Thomas J. HUTCHENSON 53 OH OH OH
                  Nancy E. 37 AR IL TN
                  Charle DUNCAN 14 MO KY AR son
                  Lula HUTCHENSON 7 MO OH AR dau
Springfield, 4th Ward
Pg.254B, #139-145, DUNCAN, John H/A. 26 KY lawyer KY KY
                  L. (f) 23 MO wife keeping house VA KY
                  H. (m) 2 MO son KY MO
                  Roy 4/12 MO son b.Feb. KY MO
                  (MAD: wife L. also copied as Levee, son H. copied as Herman)
 

1900 Greene Co. MO Soundex, D-525 William H. & later
Jackson Twp., Vol.34 ED 52 sheet 7 line 35
      DUNCAN, Wm. R., white, b. April 1846, age 54, born MO
      DUNCAN, Narcis A., wife, born Oct. 1844, age 55, born TN
            Willie, son, born Nov. 1883, age 16, born MO
      GALLEY/SALLEY, Alfred, s.l., born Aug. 1870, age 29, born MO
            Mary L., dau., born March 1878, age 22, born MO
            Florence E., g.d., born Nov. 1891, age 8, born MO
            Ada P?. (B?.), g.d., born Apr. 1895, age 5, born MO
            Jas. W., g.s., born Aug. 1896, age 3, born MO
            Edna M., g.d., born July 1898, age 1, born MO
            (MAD: 1860-1870 Pulaski Co. MO census; one Narcissus Duncan, age 74y 3m 2d, born 27 Oct. 1844, d. 29 Jan. 1919, body shipped to Dixon [MAD: Pulaski Co.], MO, f. John Hilton b. NC, mother Rutha Wallace b. NC; from Klingner Funeral Home Records 1913-1923, in "H.H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home Records, Greene Co. MO, 1923-1932" by Ozarks Gen. Society, from June Davis 6/1995)

1900 Greene Co. MO Census (from page by page in Center Twp.)
West Center Twp, 25 June 1900, #35-01, SD Eighth stamped over 149, ED 46, Sheet 14
      Pg.63A, #271-276, DUNCAN, Joseph (head) (no family) W/M Mar. 1848 age 52 mar. 29 years, TN TN TN blacksmith yes yes yes Own home (alone)
      (MAD: see Thomas J. Duncan, 3/23/1846 - 8/20/1919, Greene Co. TN)
East Center Twp., 2 June 1900, #82, SD Eighth stamped over 149, ED 47, Sheet 2 (very dark pages)
      Pg.65A, #29-29, DUNCAN?, Joseph head M/W ? June 1876? 31? S(ingle) TN TN TN farmer yes yes yes Owns farm 26
Pg.65B (cont.) Bes DUNCAN sister w/f Feb 1877? (1872?) 20? (29?) mar. 1 year, 1 child, 1 living, TN TN TN, yes, yes, yes
      DUNCAN, Fred, brother, w/m Oct. 1880, 19, single, MO TN TN, farmer, 0, yes yes yes
      REDFERM, Jessie, niece, w/f Aug. 18?2, 7 (8?), single, MO TN TN no no yes
      DUNCAN, Mattie, mother, w/f, Jan. 1845, 55, wid, 3 ch., 3 living, TN VA VA, yes yes yes
      (MAD: no other Duncan in Center Twp. east or west)

1910 Greene Co. MO Census (page by page in East Center Twp. only)
      East Center Township; Stamped 144; SD 7, ED 48, Sheet 9A
      Pg.144, #173-186, DUNCAN, Mattie, head f/w (age) 66 D(ivorced) 4 (ch.) 3 (ch. living) TN NC NC English, own income, yes/yes R - H
      Bessie, dau. f/m 33 D TN TN TN English none yes yes
      REDFEARN, Jessie, Granddau. f/w 17 single MO MO TN English none yes yes yes
 

LAND RECORDS

Greene Co. MO Deed Indexes (SLC 5/9/2013)
   Index to deeds v.1 1838-1858 (FHL film 940,202)
      A-82: #33, Duncan, J.H. to Campbell, J.P., Dec. 22, 1837, Jany. 18, 1838, mtg, W 1/2 lot No.16 Block 26, 61st Su Lots, Springfield, MO
      D-54: #930, Duncan, E. to Dixon, John, May 30, 1842, Dec. 2, 1847, Bond
      D-56: #931, Duncan, E. to Dixon, John, May 30, 1842, Dec. 2, 1847, Bond
      D-218: #1101, Duncan, Mary to Dixon, John, Dec. 3, 1846, Dec. 15, 1846, deed, ? the 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 ?15-30-24
      E-260: #1734, Duncan, James to Duncan, Nancy, Nov. 2, 1850, Dec. 26, 1850, deed, lot 2 of 20 W frl. 1/4 31-27-20
      E-261: #1735, Duncan, James to Duncan, Aaron, Nov. 2, 1850, Dec. 26, 1850, deed, SE of NE 36-27-20
      F-34: #2145, Duncan, Garvin B. to Cox, Nathan, Dec. 28, 1849, July 26, 1852, Wanty. deed, N 1/2 of NE 1/4 31-29-21
      A-66: #50?, Duncan, J.H. from Boyce, T.H., Dec. 21, 1837, Dec. 30, 1837, deed, Lot No.2 Block 1, 2nd Tier Lots, Springfield, MO
      A-68: #?, Duncan, J.H. from Campbell, John P., Dec. 21, 1837, Dec. 30, 1837, deed, W 1/2 lot W 16 Block (6) 1st Tier lots Springfield, MO
      D-6: #880, Duncan, James from Weaver, Joseph, Dec. 7, 1844, Dec. 7, 1844, deed, SE SE 1/4 36-27-21
      D-54: #930, Duncan, E. from Dixon, John, May 30, 1842, Dec. 2, 1842, bond
      E-260: #1734, Duncan, Nancy from Duncan, James, Nov. 2, 1850, Dec. 26, 1850, deed, lot 2 of 20 W frl. 1/4 31-27-20
      E-261: #1735, Duncan, Aaron from Duncan, James, Nov. 2, 1850, Dec. 26, 1850, deed, SE of NE 36-27-20
      Next was 1858, quit
   Index to deeds v.2, 1858-1868 (FHL film 940,203)
      No Duncan to at least 1861
 

Greene Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/14/2014; have JPG images)
   Deed records v. A-C 1833-1844 (FHL film 940,209)
      A-66/67: 21 Dec. 1837, Thomas H. Boyce and Cynthia A. Boyce his wife of Green Co. MO to Jessee H. Duncan of afsd, for $500 paid, sell lot of ground in town of Springfield, County & state afsd, Lot No.2 in Block No.1 in 2nd tier of lots in said town, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thos. H. Boyce, Cynthia A. Boyce. Wit. Jno. D?. Campbell, Jesse Hickman. Ack. 30 Dec. 1837 by Thomas H. Boyce and Cyntha A. Boyce his wife before Cornelius D. Terrell, Clerk of Circuit Court of Green Co. Recorded 30 Dec. 1837. (FHL film 940,209)
      A-68/69: 21 Dec. 1837, Jno. P. Campbell and Louisa his wife of Green Co. MO to Jesse H. Duncan of afsd, for $1250 paid, sell town lot in town of Springfield, county & state afsd, the W 1/2 of Lot No.16 in Block No.6 in first tier of Lots in said town, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Jno. P. Campbell, Louisa T. Campbell. Ack. 30 Dec. 1837 by Jno. P. Campbell and Louisa T. Campbell before Cornelius D. Terrell, Clerk of Green Circuit Court in vacation. Recorded 30 Dec. 1837. (FHL film 940,209)
      A-82/83: Jesse H. Duncan of Greene Co. MO for $1250 paid by John P. Campbell of afsd, sell a town lot in town of Springfield in afsd and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining, the W 1/2 of Lot No.16 in Block 6, the first tier of lots, to hold the aforegranted premises to said John P. Campbell forever, and I the said Jesse H. Duncan covenant with said John P. Campbell that I am seized in fee simple of the aforegranted premises, they are free of all incumbrances, that I have right to sell and convey the same to said John P. Campbell, and that I will and my heirs, executors and administrators will warrant the same premises forever, nevertheless, if said Jesse H. Duncan, his heirs etc. pay to said Jno. P. Campbell the sum of $1250 at following dates, $416.66-2/3 on 15 April 1838, $416.66-2/3 on 15 April 1839, and $416.66-2/3 on 15 April 1840, this deed shall be void, otherwise remain in full force. I, the said Jessee H. Duncan (having no wife) have set my hand and seal 22 Dec. 1837. /s/ J.H. Duncan. Wit. Thos. H. Boyce, Jesse Hickman. Ack. 18 Jan. 1838 by J.H. Duncan of Greene Co. MO before Louis Polk Deputy for Cornelius D. Terrell, Clerk of Greene Circuit Court. /s/ Cornelius D. Terrell, Clk, by Louis Polk, D.Clk. Recorded 18 Jan. 1838. (FHL film 940,209)
   Deed records v. D-F 1844-1854 (FHL film 940,210)
      D-6: 7 Dec. 1844, Joseph Weaver of Greene Co. MO to James Duncan of afsd, for $66.75 paid, sell tract of land in Greene Co. MO, the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.27 Range 21W containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Weaver. Wit. J.E. Gary. Ack. 7 Dec. 1844 by Joseph Weaver before R.A. Hufford, J.P. Recorded 10 Dec. 1844. (FHL film 940,210)
      D-54: 30 May 1842, I have sold to John Dixon a 40 acre tract of land, known by the Race Track 40 that I got of Joseph Crutchfield lying in and near the mouth of Wilson Creek, Greene Co. MO, which land I bind myself and assigns to make said J. Dixon a deed for the value having received of him. /s/ Edmond Duncan. Wit. William Dye. (FHL film 940,210)
      D-55: On or before 10 May next I bind myself etc. to deliver to John Dixon the land and improvements on which I now live known by the name of the Bloofe Springs Stand in Greene Co. on the State Road leading from Springfield, MO, to Fayetteville in AR, for $600 which I hold said Dixon's note in a balance due to me for $75 which said Dixon is to pay by 1 May next and I am then to make him a "wright" [receipt] to the above land and improvements consisting of 120 acres and some fractions. 20 Feb. 1843. /s/ Edmund Duncan. Wit. William Dye. Ack. 20 Aug. 1845 before Joshua Davis, Clerk of Greene Co. Circuit Court, by William Dye, whose name appears as a witness thereto, who states he heard Edmund Duncan ack. executing the instrument of writing and that he was requested to witness the same which he did. /s/ J. Davis, Clerk. Filed 1 Dec. 1847 and recorded 2 Dec. 1847. (FHL film 940,210)
      D-56: This day I have sold to John Dixon a certain 40 acre tract of land known by the Race Track Forty that I got of Joseph Crutchfield laying in or near the mouth of Wilson Creek, Greene Co. MO, which land I bind myself, my heirs and assigns to make said J. Dixon a deed and "Wright" to for the value having received of him this 30 May 1842. /s/ Edmond Duncan. Wit. William Dye. Ack. 20 Aug. 1845 before Joshua Davis, Clerk of Circuit Court of Greene Co., by William Dye whose name appears to the within instrument of writing as a witness thereto, and states that he heard Edmond Duncan ack. executing said instrument, and he was requested to witness the same which he did. /s/ J. Davis, Clerk. Filed for record 1 Dec. 1847 and recorded 2 Dec. 1847. (FHL film 940,210)
      D-218: State of Arkansas, County of Benton. 3 Dec. 1846, Mary Duncan now of the Cherokee Nation West, to John Dixon of State of MO, for $100 paid, sell her interest to property, E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.2, Twp.27 Range 23, and also E 1/2 Lot No.2 of NW frac. 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.27 Range 23, all in Greene Co. MO, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Mary (X) Duncan. Wit. Thos. Carey, H. Carey. Ack. 5 Dec. 1846 before Jo. D. Dickson, Clerk of Circuit Court for Benton Co. AR, by Thomas Carey and Thomas H. Carey, witnesses. Filed for record in Greene Co. MO 15 Dec. 1846 and recorded 30 Dec. 1846. (FHL film 940,210)
      E-260/261: James Duncan of Taney Co. MO for $1 received of Nancy Duncan of Greene Co. MO, sell to said Nancy Duncan the parcel of land in Taney Co. MO, Lot No.2 of NW frac. 1/4 of Sec.31 Twp.27 Range 20W containing 44-9/100 acres more or less, warrant title. And I Rachel Malinda Duncan wife of said James Duncan for afsd, do relinquish my right of dowery to the said Nancy Duncan. 2 Nov. 1850. /s/ James Duncan, Rachel Malinda Duncan. Ack. Taney Co. MO on 2 Nov. 1850 by James Duncan and Rachel Malinda Duncan his wife before Jesse Jennings, Justice of County Court. Cert. by Jno. W. Danforth, Clerk of Taney Co. MO court, for Jesse Jennings, Esqr., 2 Nov. 1850. Filed for record 26 Dec 1850 and recorded 23 Jan. 1861. (FHL film 940,210)
      E-261/262: James Duncan of Taney Co. MO for $55 received of Arron Duncan of Greene Co. MO, sell to said Arren Duncan the parcel of land in Greene Co. MO, the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.27 Range 21W containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. And Rachel Malinda Duncan, wife of said James Duncan, for consideration afsd, relinquish my right of dower to the above premises to the said Arren Duncan. 2 Nov. 1850. /s/ James Duncan, Rachel Malinda Duncan. Ack. Taney Co. MO on 2 Nov. 1850 by James Duncan and Rachel Malinda Duncan his wife before Jesse Jennings, Justice of County Court. Cert. by John W. Danforth, Clerk of Taney Co. MO court, for Jesse Jennings, Esqr., 2 Nov. 1850. Filed for record 26 Dec 1850 and recorded 23 Jan. 1861. (FHL film 940,210)
      F-34: 28 Dec. 1849, Garvin B. Duncan and Eliza Duncan his wife of Adams Co. IL for $118 paid by Nathan Cox of State of MO, sell tract of land, N 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.29 Range 21 containing 80 acres more or less, in Greene Co. MO, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Gaven B. Duncan, Eliza Duncan. Ack. 31 Dec. 1849 by Gaven B. Duncan and Eliza Duncan his wife before Jas. C. Bernard, Clerk County Court of Adams Co. IL. Recorded 26 July 1852 in Greene Co. MO. (FHL film 940,210)
 

COUNTY RECORDS

Greene Co. MO Probate Court Minutes
      Minute Book A, pg.670. Sept. 1848, Eli Hopkins suggested to court that Robert Dunkin, minor heir of R.B. Dunkin, deceased, is without a legal guardian and is under age fourteen and has property coming to him from his deceased father. Eli Hopkins is hereby appointed guardian. (pg.48, "Greene Co. MO Probate Records: Wills, Minutes, Bonds, Letters of Administration, 1833-1871" by Marsha Hoffman Rising, from Dorothy Franks 3/1995) (MAD: see Pulaski and Phelps Co. MO, Robert Dunkin, son of Robert B. Dunkin and Susan Dodds; Susan married 2nd Eli Hopkins; 1860 Shawnee Co. KS census)
 

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, John C., widow Duncan, Malisa G?, Capt? (Con?) Widow? (written over "minor") Duncan, Sarah; H Ark. Cav. & Mexican War; 1880 June 17, Invalid Appl. #380028, Cert. #322465; 1890 Sept. 1, Widow Appl. #471710, no cert., MO; 1890 Dec. 20, Con?. widow Appl. #521611, no cert. MO. (MAD: enrolled Greene Co. MO, b. 1826-36 Gasconade Co. MO; ? 1860 Newton Co. AR census)
      MAD: James M. Duncan enrolled Springfield [Greene Co.] MO, July 1962, CDB age 23, born Warren Co. TN, in Union Co.C, 1st AR Cavalry, Sgt. (from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983)
      MAD: H.R. Duncan, age 71, ex-confederate soldier, received MO pension #782 in Greene Co. MO, P.O. Ash Grove, approved 15 Oct. 1913. (pg.64, Vol.16, 9/1983, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 12/1984)
      MAD: Chas. P. Duncan, age 77 at admission, admitted 4 Dec. 1918 to Confederate Soldiers Home of MO at Higginsville [Lafayette Co.], Greene Co., in Co.I, 5th MO Inf. (pg.96, Vol.16, 9/1983, "MO Miscellany" FHL book 977.8 D2w, from Denzil Mauldin 12/1984)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1876 "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Greene Co. MO" by Brink, McDonough & Co. (from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      Pg.13. County Organization. ... Greene Co. was laid off in townships at that term of the court (11 March 1833) ... William H. Duncan [was the first justice of the peace] for Jackson township.
      Pg.26. Township 30, Range 24. Name: J.K.P. Duncan; Post Office: Ash Grove; Residence: Section 32; Business: Farmer and Justice of the Peace; Nativity: East Tenn; When came to county: 1873.
      Pg.48. Township 28 North Range 24 West of 5th Principal Meridian (map of township showing owners of land). Section 12: W.G. Duncan, 40 acres (MAD: SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.12 T28N R24W)
      Pg.50. Township 30 North Range 24 West of 5th Principal Meridian. Section 29: J.K.P. Duncan, 40 acres (MAD: NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.29 T30N R24W)
            Sction 32: Jas. K.P. Duncan, 80 acres (MAD: W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.32 T30N R24W)
 

1878 Springfield, Greene Co. MO, Directory, pg.194 (from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983)
      J. H. Duncan, city recorder, 212 College, res. 503 S. Campbell.
      W. B. Duncan, carder, Springfield Woolen Mills, res. 415 W. Calhoun.
      William Duncan, laborer, res. 821 Walnut (W.)
 

1883 "History of Greene County, Missouri ... : including a history of its township, towns, and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri ... biographical sketches and portraits of prominent citizens ..." by Western Historical Co. (FHL book 977.878 H2h and film 1,000,298 item 4; Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 G81Hi; and from Dorothy Franks 5/1993)
      Pg.155: Early Settlers of Greene Co. Partial list of early settlers in what was then Campbell township, Greene county, in August, 1833: ... Wm. H. Duncan (& others)
      Pg.169: The August Election, 1834. The general election of this year was held August 4. ... The election lasted two days, and the following is an abstract of the returns: Senator. -- Joseph Weaver, 373; James Campbell, 66; John Duncan, 64.
      Pg.629-30: Boone Township: H.S. DUNCAN was born in Morgan Co. TN, July 8, 1843. In the spring of 1846, he removed with his parents to Lawrence county, and there received his education in the common schools. His parents were Dennis K. and Melinda (Hope) Duncan, the former of whom died in 1850, and the latter in 1865. He entered the Confederate service in 1861, ... In 1863, he was taken prisoner and sent to Richmond. After the war he returned to Lawrance county and engaged in school teaching. Coming to Greene county, he taught school here for two years during 1869-70. .... Mr. Duncan was married October 12, 1871, to Miss Mollie C. Robbins, daughter of Harvey Robbins, deceased. Mrs. D.'s parents were also from the State of Tennessee. Four children have been born of this union, three of whom still survive. Mrs. Duncan is a member of the Baptist church, ....
      Pg.630: Boone Township: J.K.P. DUNCAN. Squire Duncan is the son of Dennis K. and Malinda (Hope) Duncan, and was born in Roane Co. TN, June 1st, 1845. His father came to Lawrence county in 1846, and lived there several years, and then took a trip to Arkansas, where he died. His mother died in 1865. J.K.P. Duncan attended his first school in Greene county, James Van Bibber being the teacher. He was educated principally, however, in Lawrence county, ... Mr. Duncan was married December 28, 1865, to Mary E., daughter of Josiah Mason, Esq. She was born May 7th, 1842. Their union has been blest with eleven children, viz.: Wm. H., born October 26th, 1866; Tennessee M., born February 23d, 1868; Josiah H., born May 25th, 1869; Mary C., born October 19th, 1870; Mattie, born February 16th, 1872; J.K.P., born June 2d, 1873, and died September 26th, 1873; Edward W., born March 26th, 1875, and died May 27th, 1877; Rosa, born July 3d, 1876, and died November 17th, 1876; Cinderilla, born November 25th, 1877, and died February 8th, 1879; Cora A., born January 6th, 1880; and Hale S., born March 21st, 1882. Mr. Duncan and wife are members of the Sac river Baptist church.
      Pg.651: Center Township: THOMAS J. DUNCAN. ... is the son of James and Elizabeth (Yeakle) Duncan, and was born in Greene Co. TN, March 23, 1848. His parents were natives of that county, and his grandfathers upon both sides were soldiers in the war of 1812. In 1863, before he was fifteen years of age, he enlisted in company E, 4th Tennessee regiment, infantry, ... He learned the blacksmith trade after the war and worked at it in Tennessee until 1876, when he came to Greene Co. MO, ... Mr. Duncan was married February 9, 1871, to Miss Mattie J., daughter of William and Mary (Lowdermilk) Chapman, of Greene Co. TN. Their union has been blest with four children, viz.: Annie B., John H., Bessie A., and Freddie W.
      Pg.749: JOHN H. DUNCAN. ... is the son of Harvey and Mary (Bowden) Duncan, and was born at Georgetown, [Scott Co.] Kentucky, January 8th, 1854. He was educated at Evansville, Indiana, Canton, Illinois, and McGee College, Macon Co. MO. He came to Springfield, Missouri, in March, 1876, ... Mr. Duncan was married June 6th, 1877, to Miss L.A. Carson. They have two children, Hume and Leroy. His father is living at Canton, [Fulton Co.] Illinois, and his mother died at Evansville, [Vanderburgh Co.] Indiana, in 1861. (MAD: "John H." as given at head of article)
 

1893 "Pictorial and Genealogical Record of Greene Co. MO" by Goodspeed (from Georgia Helderlein 2/1993 from New England Gen. & Hist. Society Library; and extracts from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983; HeritageQuest image 2/20/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 10647)
      Pg.42: JAMES H. DUNCAN. Among the noted & representative men of flourishing city of Springfield, MO, is J.H. Duncan, the present prosecuting attorney of Greene Co. ... He came originally from the Blue Grass State, born in Georgetown, Scott Co., Jan. 8, 1854, and is a son of Harvey and Mary E. (Bowden) Duncan. The father was also a native of KY, born in Madison Co., and is of Scotch-Irish descent, his ancestors emigrating to this country at an early date. For many years the father made his home in Springfield but later moved to Canton [Fulton Co.], IL, where he resides at present. Mrs. Duncan was a sister of Ex-Judge James H. Bowden of KY; she died in 1862. Of the 5 children born to this couple, only two besides our subject are now living: Prof. S.P. Duncan, resident of Coldwater KS and probate judge of his county, a prominent attorney of his city; and Mrs. Allie B. Gardener, wife of J.B. Gardener, resides in Canton, IL. The early recollections of our subject were of his native State, but when the war broke out, he moved with his parents to Evansville, Ind., from there to Canton, Ill., in 1866, where he remained for five or six years. He was educated in the Evansville and Canton high schools, and also attended the McGree College in Macon County, Mo., thus securing good educational advantages. After leaving school he became a teacher and while thus occupied he took up the study of law; later he entered the law office of Cravens & Bray and was admitted to the bar in 1876. ... Cumberland Presbyterian Church; home is presided over by his chosen companion, formerly Miss Levie A. Carson, a native of St.Louis and dau. of Henry S. Carson of Springfield; three children: Henry H., Harvey L. and Paul B. Mrs. Duncan holds membership in the Baptist Church ... (MAD: 1860 Union Co. KY census; "James H." as given at head of article)
      Pg.159: H.S. DUNCAN. ... The number who achieve success (very small, if without family inheritance or extended learning) possess indomitable will power, untiring energy and an unusual amount of native shrewdness and ability. Such a man is H.S. Duncan, the subject of this sketch, who in connection with J.B. Hamplin, is engaged in the abstract and loan business. This company was formed about 1887 and the office was located in the postoffice addition until 1890, when it was moved to the courthouse annex, room 2. Mr. Duncan was born in TN, but as he came to MO with his father when a boy of 3, naturally all his recollections are of this State. His parents, Dennis and Malinda (Hope) Duncan, were among the early pioneers of Lawrence Co. MO and there passed the remainder of their days. Of the family born to this couple, three besides our subject are now living in the neighborhood of Ash Grove, Greene Co. MO. Hugh R., James K.P. and Tennessee E. who married William F. Barham. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Duncan married Thomas L. Wilson who died in 1863. Two children were the fruits of this union: John Wilson and Cordelia, who married R.E. Hudgings. The Duncans were among the early settlers of TN as well as MO, coming to the latter State as early as 1846. The members of this family were of Scotch descent and inherited all the push and perserverance of those of that nationality. The youthful days of our subject were spent in Lawrence Co. and he there received his education. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. E., 16th Reg. MO Volunteers, in Gen. Parson's brigade and served 4 years; some of the engagements in which he participated were Lexington, Lone Jack, Newtonia and others; he was also at Little Rock, was taken prisoner and sent to St.Louis; from there he was sent to Camp Douglas and paroled. After the war he engaged in farming but during the winter season attended school and in 1869 began teaching. This he continued until 1873, when he became a merchant. The year 1882 he was elected county collector and served two terms, 4 years in all. Real estate business ... Home is presided over by his wife, who was formerly Miss Mollie C. Robbins, native of TN and the dau. of Harvey Robbins who died when Mrs. Duncan was an infant. Three children born to Mr. & Mrs. Duncan: Lula, William T. and Ralph, the youngest now in school. ... Democrat, Baptist Church.
 

1915 "Past and Present of Greene Co. MO" by Jonathan Fairbanks & Clyde Edwin Tuck (FHL book 977.878 H2f Vol.2)
      Pg.1826-7: ANDREW B. DUNCAN. ... one of the leading photographers of Springfield ... Mr. Duncan was born, April 20, 1850, in Ontario, Canada. He is a son of Donald McDonald Duncan and Dorothy (Gennett) Duncan. The father was born near Grennock, Scotland, January 15, 1812, and the mother was a native of Ireland, born in 1815. They grew up in the British Isles ..., were married there and remained in that country until they emigrated to Canada, and there they kept an inn until the father's death in the year 1864. The mother died in Ottawa, Canada, in 1873. The maternal grandfather of our subject was captain of the Coast Guards in Cork, Ireland. His name was Andrew Bennett. Nine children were born to Donald M. Duncan and wife, only three of whom survive at this writing, namely: Isabelle, Andrew B., and Frederick T.
            Andrew B. Duncan grew to manhood in Canada and he received his education in the common and high schools of Ottawa. ... He came to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1886, ... In 1891 he began his career as photographer ... Mr. Duncan was married on December 22, 1873, in Arnprior, Canada, to Mary Lyon, a native of that place, where she was reared and educated. The union of our subject and wife has been without issue. .... Calvary Presbyterian church.
 

"Kansas City, Missouri : its history and its people, 1808-1908" (Jackson Co.) by Carrie Westlake Whitney; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1908, 2083 pgs. (LH8312, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 977.8411 H2w v.1-3 and film 1,036,833)
      Vol.II, pg.568: THOMAS M. BARHAM, ... born in Greene county, Missouri, February 10, 1867. His father, William F. Barham, was a prominent farmer and stockman, who married Tennessee Duncan. Both were natives of this state. The father is now deceased but the mother resides in Ash Grove, Missouri. The Barhams are one of the old families of this state, the grandfather, Thomas G. Barham, having settled in Greene county, Missouri, upon his removal from Virginia in 1828. ... (MAD: more on Thomas M. Barham, not copied here)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Loudon Co. TN Deeds (from Judy Player 1/1991)
      A-114: 20 July 1869, James K.P. Duncan of Lawrence Co. MO, and William F. Barham and wife Tennessee E. formerly Tennessee E. Duncan of Greene Co. MO, appoint Hale S. Duncan of Lawrence Co. MO their attorney to collect by suit or otherwise their interest as heirs in the estate of Evan E. Duncan, our grandfather, late of Roane Co. TN.
      A-131: 2 Aug. 1871, Hugh R. Duncan, Hale S. Duncan, James K.P. Duncan, and William F. Burrham and Tennessee E. Burrham, all formerly of Loudon Co. TN, to Wm. B. Hope, ... Evan E. Duncan our grandfather ... $500.
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Greene Co. MO:
      Joseph Duncan, 15 Nov. 1834, mar. Rebecca Louallen.
      Edmond Duncan Jr., 29 Dec. 1843, mar. Mariah Ritchie. (MAD: one Edmond Duncan mar. Maria Richey and Barbara Ashley, he the son of Edmond Benge Duncan, from "History of the Cherokee Indians" by Starr; "Old Cherokee Families; 'Old Families and Their Genealogy'" reprint, by J.J.Hill)
      James Dunken, 30 Sept. 1844, in list of letters left at the Springfield, MO, post office. ("Springfield Advertiser, 1844-50, Greene Co. MO" by Marsha Hoffman Rising, from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      R.R. Duncan, 31 March 1846, had letter left at the Springfield, MO, post office. ("Springfield Advertiser, 1844-50, Greene Co. MO" by Marsha Hoffman Rising, from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      Dennis Duncan, 3 Oct. 1848, and Dennis R. Duncan on 7 April 1849, had letter left at the Springfield, [Greene Co.] MO Post Office. ("Springfield Advertiser, 1844-50, Greene Co. MO" by Marsha Hoffman Rising, from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      James Duncan, 20 Nov. 1848, mar. Rachel M. McClain.
      James Duncan, 7 April 1849, had letter left at the Springfield, MO, post office, in list of letters Jan. 2, 1847 to June 16, 1849. ("Misc. Records from the Springfield Advertiser, Springfield [Greene Co.] MO" from Louis Boone 12/1987)
      Aaron Duncan, 1851, on tax list with 1 slave, 4 horses, 15 cattle, 40 acres in Sec.36 Twp.27 Range 21 and 44.9 acres in Sec.31 Twp.27 Range 20. ("Greene Co. MO Tax Assessors' List 1851 and 1856" by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO, from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      Aaron Duncan, 1856, on tax list with 1 slave, 4 horses, 11 cattle, 44 acres in Sec.31 Twp.27 Range 20, 80 acres in Sec.36 Twp.27 Range 21, 79 acres in Sec.21 Twp.27 Range 20, 80 acres in Sec.30 Twp.27 Range 20, and 39 acres in Sec.31 Twp.27 Range 20. ("Greene Co. MO Tax Assessors' List 1851 and 1856" by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO, from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      Jesse H. Duncan, 22 March 1859, decd., letters of admin. issued to J.M. Redferne, admin. in Greene Co.; notice in 26 March 1859 issue of "Weekly Southwest Democrat," Warsaw [Benton Co.] MO (from "Genealogical Abstracts from Southwest Missouri Newspapers 1850-1860" by Marsha Hoffman Rising, from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      J.W. Duncan, 16 Sept. 1864, mar. Lydia Fletcher.
      David Duncan, 1865, probate case in "Missouri Weekly Patriot" issues of Sept. 28, 1865, Oct. 5, 1865, and Oct. 12, 1865 ("Springfield MO Newspaper Abstracts 1865-1875" by Wm. Kearney Hall, from Dorothy Franks 4/1989 and 3/2000)
      Sidnie C. Duncan, 27 Sept. 1866, mar. Capt. Wyatt Harris; mentioned in "Missouri Weekly Patriot" issue of Sept. 27, 1866 ("Springfield MO Newspaper Abstracts 1865-1875" by Wm. Kearney Hall, from Dorothy Franks 4/1989 and 3/2000)
      William W. Duncan, 24 Dec. 1868, probate case in "Missouri Weekly Patriot" issue of Dec. 24, 1868 ("Springfield MO Newspaper Abstracts 1865-1875" by Wm. Kearney Hall, from Dorothy Franks 4/1989 and 3/2000)
      H.S. Duncan, 12 Oct. 1871, mar. Malissa Robinson.
      John H. Duncan, 6 June 1877, mar. Miss Levia Carson.

Funeral home and cemetery records and newspaper abstracts have been published by the Ozarks Genealogy Society and others; the following volumes contain references to Duncans:
      "H.H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home Records, Greene Co. MO, 1923-1932" by Ozarks Gen. Society, which includes the Klingner Funeral Home 1913-1923 (from June Davis 6/1995)
      "Thieme Funeral Home Records, Murphysboro [Jackson Co.], IL, 5 Nov. 1924 - 13 May 1929; Springfield [Greene Co.], MO, 5 July 1929 - 5 Jan. 1942" by Ozarks Gen. Society (from June Davis 6/1995)
      "Paxson Funeral Home Records, Springfield, MO, 1871-1900" pub. by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO (from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      "Register of Interments, Hazelwood Cemetery, 1868-1915, Springfield (Greene Co.) MO" by Gen. Society of Greene Co. MO (from June Davis, 6/1995)
      "Greene Co. MO Cemeteries, Vol.II, Boone Township Including Ash Grove Cemetery" by Ozarks Gen. Society (from June Davis 6/1995 and Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      "Greene Co. MO Cemeteries, Vol.III, Townships of Cass, Murray and Robberson" pub. by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO (from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      "Greene Co. MO Cemeteries, Vol.IV, Townships of Franklin and Jackson" by Ozarks Gen. Society (from June Davis 6/1995 and Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      "Greene Co. MO Cemeteries, Vol.VIII, Pond Creek and Center Townships including White Chapel Cemetery in Campbell Township" pub. by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO (from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      "Greene Co. MO Cemeteries, Vol.IX, Campbell Township and Springfield (Excluding Larger City Cemeteries)" pub. by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO (from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      "Springfield, Greene Co. MO Newspaper Abstracts 1865-1875 & 1876-1883" by Wm. Kearney Hall, M.D. pub. by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO (from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      "Springfield, Greene Co. MO, Newspaper Abstracts 1891-1892" by Wm. Kearney Hall, M.D., pub. by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO (from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      "Springfield, Greene Co. MO Newspaper Abstracts 1893-1894" by Wm. Kearney Hall, MD, pub. by Ozarks Genealogical Society, Springfield, MO. (from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)

"Ozar'kin" Vol.13#2, Summer 1991 (from David Neal Duncan 2/1998)
      Pgs.83-84 of this periodical contain extracts of newspaper clippings from a scrapbook kept during the 1930's through the 1950's, including a 1940 clipping from Bois D'Arc [Greene Co.] about the widowed Aunt Betty Duncan, nee Mason, who was born 5/2/1842 and would be 98 "next May," and had moved with her young husband Jim Duncan and 3 small children to TX. Another clipping in 1940 was for Mrs. Mary E. Duncan, 97, who died "Wednesday", better known as "Aunt Betty," who was the widow of J.K.P. Duncan, leaving among other children her two surviving sons J.H. of Palocias, TX, and Hale S. of Clovis, NM.
      Another clipping was ca 1940's, Springfield, Greene Co., for funeral services for Florence Duncan, 90, who died "yesterday," survived by one grandson William Duncan and one great-granddau. Mildred Duncan.
 

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