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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised July 12, 2013

Formed 1841 from Newton
Barton formed 1855 from Jasper


1850 Jasper Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Sarcoxie Twp.
Pg.361, #33, William DUNCAN 44 TN farmer $1500
                  Eliza 40 VA
                  Thomas W. 18 IL farmer $0
                  John W. 15 IL farmer $0
                  Nancy C. 14 MO
                  William D. 12, Jane 10 MO
                  James H. 5, Mary E. 4 MO
                  Duncan DUNCAN (m) 4/12 MO
                  (MAD: William Duncan mar. Eliza Potts 2/12/1828 Sumner Co. TN; 1840 Newton Co. MO census; Thomas W. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Greggs 5/7/1856, ?? 1860 Lawrence Co. MO census)
Pg.361, #36, Joseph BARNETT 44 KY farmer $0
                  Cynthia A. 16 AL
                  Joshua L. DUNCAN 26 KY farmer $0
                  Lucy I. 22 AL
                  Nancy A. 2, Joseph 11/12 MO
                  (MAD: Joshua L. Duncan mar. Lucy Jane Barnett 10/15/1846; her father Joseph Barnett died before 12/8/1851, from "Jasper Co. MO Will Books A & B, 1842-1892" by Dolly Botlens & Betty Harrington, from June Davis, 6/1995)
Pg.362, #44, Moses DUNCAN 47 SC farmer $1200
                  Mary A. 22 TN
                  Wm. M. 3, Joseph W. 3 MO
                  James C. 1 MO
                  (MAD: Moses Duncan Jr. mar. Mary Ann Ryley 10/31/1843 by Joseph W. Duncan, MG; Moses Duncan d.1845 age 81y, Sarah Duncan d.1848 age 81 years, buried Cave Springs Cemetery, from "Jasper Co. MO Cemeteries" by Colleen Belk, from June Davis, 6/1995)
District 41
Pg.394, #481, David DUNCAN 38 TN miller $0
                  Emma 32 KY
                  Geo. 14 IL
                  Sarah 8, Joseph W. 6 MO
                  Minerva C. 3, John R. 3 MO
                  James 3/12 MO
                  (MAD: David Duncan mar. Mona G. Cabiness 6/24/1834 Sangamon Co. IL; 1840 Barry Co. MO census; Mrs. Emma C. Duncan, wife of David Duncan, died 20 Feb. 1855 age 41y 2d leaving afflicted husband and 5 children, from March 1855 issue "St.Louis Christian Advocate", pg.70, Vol.10, 4/1971, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler & Denzil Mauldin 1984)
Pg.399, #555, John DUNCAN 28 MO farmer $0
                  Katharine 25 MO
                  Delilah 7, David 5 MO
                  David Waldo DUNCAN 19 MO farmer $0
                  (MAD: ? father John or Hiram; ? grandfather Moses; Katharine mar. (2) Bary Buckner ca 1854, 1860 Dade Co. MO census; Waldo Duncan mar. Nancy Crosley 10/20/1850)
Pg.402, #600, William NELSON 35 OH farmer $0
                  Lacipa (f) 30 OH
                  Elijah 6, Phoebe 2, Henry 1/12 MO
                  Melcena DUNCAN (f) 22 MO

1860 Jasper Co. MO Census
Sarcoxie Twp.
Pg.777-8, #103-100, William DUNCAN 53 TN farmer $3500-$600
                  Eliza 48 TN
                  Nancy C. 22, William 20 MO
                  James 15, Mary 13 MO
                  Linnius C. (m) 11 MO
                  Sarah A. 7, Charles 2 MO
                  (MAD: Linius C. Duncan of Round Prairie mar. Mary J. Chambers 11/5/1868 Lawrence Co. MO, 1870 Vernon Co. MO census)
Pg.778, #104-101, John W. DUNCAN 24 IL farmer $0-$600
                  Sarah 17 MO
                  Sarah 1 MO
                  (MAD: John W. Duncan mar. Sarah Jane Caldwell 3/18/1858 Lawrence Co. MO at the house of Thomas W. Duncan)
Pg.778, #105-102, Samuel F. VITITOW 38 KY farmer $0-$500
                  Sarah 71 KY
                  Rebecca H. 29 KY
McDonald Twp.
Pg.799, #254-243, Moses DUNCAN 58 SC farmer $3000-$1000
                  Mary A. 30 TN
                  William M. 12, Joseph W. 12 MO
                  James C. 9, Mary L. 8 MO
                  John H. 6 MO
                  Jaquilliam (m) 4 MO
                  David S. 2 MO
                  Patrick MARTIN 38 TN farmer
                  Elizabeth 20 AR
                  William L. 1 AR
Pg.802, #271-260, J.L. DUNCAN (m) 38 KY farmer $720-$1000
                  Lucy J. 32 AL
                  Nancy J. 12, Joseph B. 10 MO
                  Thomas B. 8 MO
                  James S. 7, William C. 5 MO
                  Elizabeth A. BUCK 8 MO
                  (MAD: Lucy and children in 1870 Crawford Co. KS census)
Marion Twp.
Pg.848, #579-562, Campbell A. SMITH 27 TN farmer $1250-$600
                  Sarah A. 25 KY
                  William E. 1 MO
                  Joseph DUNCAN 15 MO
                  Mary A. CUNNINGHAM 50 TN -- $500-$200
Jasper Twp.
Pg.918, #1046-1021, John R. CABANIS 31 IL merchant $3500-$3500
                  Cornelia (f) 20 KY mar/in/year
                  Jasper N. 9 MO
                  John DUNCAN 12 MO
                  Lucinda TAYLOR 17 MO
                  Clemmens GILLION (m) 38 KY "physitian" $0-$500
                  Benjamin JOSLIN 22 KY clerk $400-$565
                  (MAD: John Duncan probably the son of David Duncan & Mona Cabiness)

1870 Jasper Co. MO Census (pg.20 also from Kathy Cawley 2/2002)
Georgia Twp., P.O. Carthage
Pg.20, #140-140, DUNCAN, George 33 IL ("Illi") miller $400
                  Lucinda 29 IL keeping house
                  DUNCAN, John 22 MO keeping grocery
                  John 13 MO
                  HEVRON, Cable (m) 23 AR farmer $0-$200
                  Mary 22 AR keeping house
                  George H. 1 MO
                  (MAD: George Duncan mar. Lucinda Venible 3/6/1859)
Marion Twp., P.O. Carthage
Pg.67, #210-213, RICHARDE, Richard W. 64 ENG carpenter $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 39 OH keeping house
                  Henry 17 IN (blank) (not marked father of foreign birth)
                  Martha M. 15 IN (blank)
                  Gould N. (m) 12 IN school
                  DUNCAN, Sanford 20 IN (blank)
                  (MAD: 1860 Champaign Co. IL census)
McDonald Twp., P.O. Carthage (#22 taken 6/11, #26 taken 6/13, #52 taken 6/15, #146 taken 6/18)
Pg.102, #22-22, GREGG, Thomas 27 TN farmer $2000-$600
                  Martha 19 MO keeping house
                  Mary F. 3, Henry 2 MO
                  DUNCAN, Lyda 14 MO (white) (blank)
Pg.102, #26-26, DUNCAN, Peter L. 77 DE ("Deleware") farmer $0-$0
                  Rebecca 45 IN keeping house
                  Louis C. 21 MO working on farm
                  Sarah E. 19 MO house keeping
                  Josephus (m) 17 MO working on farm
                  Elizabeth 11 MO school
                  SIMONS, John A. 1 MO
                  (MAD: 1860 McDonald Co. MO census)
Pg.104, #52-52, FISHBORN, Peter 30 MO farmer $3000-$1000
                  Harriet C. 27 AR keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Josephus 16 MO working on farm
                  FISHBORN, Amanda 14 MO school
Pg.110, #146-145, DUNCAN, Moses 67 TN farmer $7000-$2200
                  Mary A. 42 TN keeping house
                  Joseph W. 22 MO brick maker
                  William M. 22 MO working on farm
                  James C. 21 MO working on farm
                  Mary L. 19 MO school
                  John H. 17 MO working on farm
                  Jaquillian (m) 15 MO working on farm
                  Geo. W. 9, Henry L. 7, Solomon F. 5 MO
Mineral Twp., P.O. Carthage
Pg.132, #87-92, DUNCAN, James 27 TN farmer $0-$250
                  HOLMS, Benjamin 19 MO miner
                  HOLMS, Thomas 16 MO miner
Pg.132, #88-93, DUNCAN, W.T. (m) 35 TN miner $0-$400
                  Elizabeth 32 TN keeping house
                  Sarah M. 4, Margaret 1 MO at home
Pg.142, #232-241, MURRAY?, William 54 "dont know" farmer $0-$500
                  Clarissa H. 50 OH keeping house
                  SHELTON, William 18 MO at home
                  Jacob 17 MO at home
                  DUNCAN, Benj. B. 12 MO at home
                  MURRAY?, Mary L. 5 MO at home
Preston Twp., P.O. Carthage
Pg.167, #179-188, DUNCAN, Samuel 50 IRE farmer $600-$600, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 32 OH keeping house
                  John 13, Elizabeth 11 OH (blank) father of foreign birth
                  George A. 9, Alice A. 7 OH (blank) father of foreign birth
                  Celorn B. (f) 4 OH (blank) father of foreign birth
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Coshocton Co. OH census)
Sarcoxie Twp., P.O. Sarcoxie
Pg.175, #76-79, DUNCAN, William 64 TN brick mason $0-$235
                  Eliza 58 VA keeping house
                  Sarah A. 15, Charles 13 MO
                  SMITH, James E. 21 MO working on farm $0-$425

1900 Jasper Co. MO Census (HeritageQuest image 1/8/2011)
McDonald Twp, pg.9, SD 154, ED 54, Sheet 9A
#165-173, DUNCAN, William, head, w/m, Oct. 1846, age 53, wid, MO SC TN farmer
  Lee, son, w/m, Oct. 1881, 18, single, MO MO MO farm laborer
  George, son, w/m, Oct. 1883, 16, single, MO MO MO at school
  Lizzie, dau., w/f, Aug. 1885, 14, single, MO MO MO
  Ella, dau., w/f, Feb. 1887, 13, single, MO MO MO at school
  Maggie, dau., w/f, Mar. 1892, 8, single, MO MO MO
  John, son, w/m, Oct. 1893, 6, single, MO MO MO
#166-174, DUNCAN, George (initial written over), head, w/m, Dec. 1861, age 38, mar.12y, MO SC TN farmer
  Jane, wife, w/f, May 1865, 35, mar.12y, 6 ch, 5 living, IA IA IN
  Thomas, son, w/m, May 1890, 10, single, MO MO IA at school
  William, son, w/m, Nov. 1892, 7, single, MO MO IA
  Mary E., dau, w/f, Jul 1893, 6, single, MO MO IA
  Robert J., son, w/m, Dec. 1895, 4, single, MO MO IA
  Pless, son, w/m, Oct. 1899, 8/12, single, MO MO IA
#167-175, DUNCAN, John, head, w/m, Mar. 1854, age 46, single, MO SC TN farmer
  Mary A., mother, w/f, Oct. 1827, 72, wid., 12ch, 8 living, TN TN TN
  Solomon, brother, w/m, Mar. 1868, 32, single, MO SC TN day laborer
      (MAD: Mary the widow of Moses Duncan in 1880 Jasper Co. MO)


Jasper Co. MO Index to deeds v.1 1841-1870 (FHL film 929,986; SLC 5/9/2013)
      A-82: Duncan, Hiram to Jesse B. Hopkins, Shf deed, Oct. 24, 1843
      A-92: Duncan, Peter to Jesse B. Hopkins, Mort., Nov? 7, 1843
      A-110: Duncan, David & others to Larkin Maddox, Mort., Oct. 5, 1844
      A-127: Duncan, David to Larkin Maddox, W.D., May 12, 1845
      A-161: Duncan, William to Samuel M. Pharias, W.D., July 18, 1846
      A-169: Duncan, Peter to John Fishburn, W.D., Nov. 13, 1846
      A-170: Duncan, Joshua L. to John B. Holloman, W.D., Nov. 13, 1846
      C-45: Duncan, William to Methodist Church South, W.D., Mar?. 5, 1855
      C-49: Duncan, William to B. Forsythe, W.D., April 5, 1855
      C-48: Duncan, William to Harvey S. McCune, W.D., April 5, 1855
      B-6: Duncan, John R. from State of Missouri, Cert., Feb. 4, 1852
      B-6: Duncan, John R. from State of Missouri, Cert., Feb. 4, 1852 (on two lines)
      C-466: Duncan, William to M.E. Church South, Trust D., Dec. 27, 1856
      C-623: Duncan, Thomas to Benjamin Lamar, W.D., July 2, 1857
      D-87: Duncan, David to John E. Worley, W.D., Nov. 11, 1857
      C-261: Duncan, Thomas W. from Batey Forsythe, W.D., Mch. 10, 1856
      C-454: Duncan, David from Stephen Hair, W.D., Feb. 22, 1857
      C-610: Duncan, David from John A. Murphy, June 12, 1857
      C-611: Duncan, David from John Hendrick, June 12, 1857
      E-99: Duncan, David heirs from John R. Cabiness, W.D., Feb. 4, 1859
      E-332: Duncan, Moses to David Duncan, W.D., May 24, 1859
      E-650: Duncan, Moses from James Wilson, W.D., Mch. 10, 1860
      Next was 1861, quit


Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, Peter L. or Peter, widow Rebecca; SO 25112, SC 15930; BL 94440- 40-50 cancelled, 54460-80-50, 43553-80-55; Private, Capt. John Duvall's Co. KY Mil. 3/29/1813 to 9/28/1813; Sol. res. 1851, 1853 McDonald Co. MO, 1855, 1856 Newton Co. MO, 1856 McDonald Co. (PO Kent) MO, 1871 Jasper Co. (PO Avilla) MO; maiden name of soldier's 1st wife Nancy A. Hopkins, widow Rebecca Crossley mar. Jan. 1848 Jasper Co. MO; soldier d. Sept. 20, 1881, Bower's Mills, MO; Remarks: Soldier was in the engagement at Ft. Meigs, BLW 94440-40-50 cancelled in brief.
      (MAD: 1820 Scott Co. KY census; 1830 Daviess Co. KY census; 1840 Newton Co. MO census; mar. Rebecah Crosby 1/30/1847 Jasper Co. MO; 1850 McDonald Co. MO census)

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, David W., widow Duncan, Nancy S.; M 8 & H 11 MO Cav.; 1890 Aug. 8, Invalid Appl. #887660, Cert. #999936, MO; 1923 Dec. 3, Widow Appl. #1212697, no cert., Calif. (MAD: 1890 special veterans census in Cedar Co. MO; ? 1850 Jasper Co. MO census; ? one David W. Duncan, spouse N.S., died 11/4/1923 Tulare Co. CA at age 77 years)
      Duncan, William H., widow Duncan, Nancy A., minor Duncan, William W.; D 15 Ind. Inf., A 8 V.R.C.; 1869 April 12, Invalid Appl. #142132, Cert. #657802; 1872 Aug. 8, Widow Appl. #205029, Cert. #304665; 1891 Nov. 9, Minor Appl. #531417, Cert. #447271, MO. (MAD: Jasper Co. MO, Sullivan Co. IN)

Documents from Civil War Service and Pension Files (from Margaret Barrett 1994)
      Army Discharge Papers:
      William H. Duncan enrolled 14 June 1861 for 3 years, discharged 17 June 1864, Private of Capt. Emil Munich's Co. (A?) 8th Regt. Veteran Reserve Corps Volunteers, age 21 years b. Owen Co. IN, 6 ft 0 inches high, fair complexion, black eyes, dark hair, a farmer. (MAD: ? see Jesse Duncan mar. Dianna Cundiff 1835 Owen Co. IN, on 1850 Martin Co. IN census with Wm. H. 5 IN)
      William H. Duncan enrolled as Private ?? for David Becker? in 52nd Regt. of IN Infantry Vols, on 23 Sept. 1864 for 1 year, discharged 8 May 1865; age 20 years, b. IN, 6 feet 2 inches, fair complexion, dark eyes, brown hair, a farmer.
      Sullivan Co. IN Marriage Record:
      William H. Dunkin to Nancy Ann Chambers, that on 17 March 1866 a Marriage License was issued in Sullivan Co. IN; afterwards on 20 March 1866, a Certificate of Marriage was filed in the Clerk's Office, that William H. Dunkin and Nancy Ann Chambers were joined in marriage on 18 March 1866, /s/ Benson Usrey J.P.; certified by Thomas J. Mann, Clerk, 10 August 1883. (Stamped: Pension Office Sept. 8?, 1883?)
      Declaration for Pension for Children Under Sixteen:
      Jasper Co. MO, 31 Oct. 1891, appeared William H. Duncan, only child of William H. Duncan who enlisted as William H. Duncan in Co.D 15th Reg't. Indiana Inf. Vols, in War of 1861 and died of disease due to service at Sullivan Co. IND on 12 Feb. 1871; that his death was the result of his military service, that he left a widow surviving him who remarried on 4 April 1875; that the following are the only surviving legitimate children who were under age 16 at the time of his death: John E. (decd) born 2 Oct. 1868 by Nancy A. Chambers, Wm. H. born 8 Mch. 1871 by Nancy A. Chambers. That the father was married under the name of William H. Duncan to Nancy A. Chambers at Sullivan, Indiana, on 18 Mch. 1866 by Esquire Usrey; that a prior application for pension has been filed & pension granted to widow; ... his residence at Jasper Co. MO, P.O. Sarcoxie. /w/ William H. Duncan. (Stamped: Pension Office Nov. 9? 1891)
            (notes by Margaret Barrett: William H. Duncan (Sr.), born Jan. 18, 1843, died Feb. 14, 1871, buried in Deckard Cemetery, Cass Twp., Sullivan Co. IN, per cemetery record. William H. Duncan (Sr.) died Feb. 12, 1871, before William H. Duncan (Jr.) was born March 8, 1871. Nancy A. Chambers Duncan mar. April 4, 1875, to Samuel Kimberlin.) (MAD: 1880 Jasper Co. MO census)
      Claim for Bounty, Arrears of Pay, Etc., Survivors or Heirs:
      Act of March 4, 1907, Claimant W.H. Duncan. Newton Co. MO, (blank date) 1908, appeared W.H. Duncan, son and heir of William H. Duncan, ... make application for all arrears of pay, etc., Certificate No.447,271 (minor claim). My Post Office address is Granby, Newton Co. MO. /s/ William H. Duncan. (rest of form blank)


Dade Co. MO will (from Stuart Duncan 7/1989)
      In the name of God Amen: I Henry Harper of the County of Dade in the state of Missouri, being of sound disposing mind and memory but weak in body and knowing that it ---- ---- for all men to die, do make ordain publish and declare this my last will and testament. First, I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it, my body to resign to the dust from whence it came to be buried in a decent Christian like manner, and 2nd I will that my just debts be punctually paid. Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Margaret Harper the farm on which I now live being the south west quarter of section nine (9) Township twenty eight (28) of Range twenty eight (28) containing 160 acres to have and to hold the same for and during her natural life together with all my stocks of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs my farming tools household and kitchen furniture & an old wagon together with all debts due owing to me or to become due to be truly enjoyed and possessed by her for and during her natural life or widowhood and at her death my will and design is that the above described land and whatever personal property may be remaining at her death or marriage to be equally divided between my three sons Andrew Jackson Harper, William Carroll Harper and Moses Hiram Harper all residing at home and my other four children (viz) John W Harper, Wiley A Harper, Sarah S Gillock and Elizabeth Jane Smith who are now married and doing for themselves I have all ready given to each of them the sum of fifty dollars in cash and other property which I consider makes them equal to what I have given to my wife and my three sons just named. It is my further will and design that each of the last four married children (viz) John, Wiley, Sary and Elizabeth have the sum of twenty five dollars each to be paid them by my executor whenever he may collect a note for 135 dollars on William Durham of the state of Tennessee and lastly I hereby constitute and appoint William Duncan, Sr.[?] of Jasper and State aforesaid to be the Executor of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and hereby certifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four. Henry Harper (seal). [witnesses] Robert Gillock, Thomas Gillock.
      Witnesses certified by Clerk of the county court Joseph Allen March 9, 1844. Clerk certified that the will was produced to him with a certificate of probate and entered in Record Book No 1, pages 38, 39 and 40. March 9, 1844.

HISTORIES before 1923

1912 "A history of Jasper County, Missouri, and its people" 2 vols., by Joel Thomas Livingston (FHL film 496,795 item 1 and 2)
      Pg.221: "In 1876, the centennial year, Oronogo was incorporated as a town, W.T. Duncan being the first chairman of the board of Trustees."
      MAD: Jasper Co. MO Patrons of Atlas, 1876, pub. by Brink, McDonough, lists W.T. Duncan, P.O. Orongo, MO, born "Ray" [MAD: ? Rhea] Co. TN, came to Jasper 1868. (from pg.77, Vol.6, 12/1969, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)

1883 "The History of Jasper County, Missouri : including a condensed history of the state, a complete history of Carthage and Joplin, other towns and townships" ed. by F.A. North (FHL book 977.872 H2h V.1)
      Pg.680; Sarcoxie Township: WILLIAM DUNCAN. Prominent among the pioneer settlers of Jasper county is the subject of this sketch. Mr. Duncan was born in Sumner Co. TN, March 4, 1806. His parents, Moses and Sarah Duncan, were natives of South Carolina. Our subject grew to manhood in his native state, ... In 1828 he moved to Sangamon Co. IL, and engaged in farming near Springfield. He came to Missouri in 1836, locating in what was then Barry county, near the noted Cave Springs where he now resides. Mr. Duncan was one of the first settlers in southwest Missouri, ... William Duncan and the Cave Springs have been so long associated that the name of the individual at once suggests the name of the place, and vice versa .... During the war Mr. Duncan tried to be neutral, preferring unconcerned quietude at home to the carnage of unnecessary war. Both armies stole from him, however, .... He was taken prisoner by the Federals as a Southern sympathizer, but soon after dismissed. He was married in Sumner Co. TN, Feb. 14, 1828, to Miss Eliza, daughter of Thomas and Judith Potts, natives of Virginia. Mrs. D. was born April 19, 1812. This union has been blessed with twelve children: Lucinda, born May 1, 1829, now relict of Price Henry, who was killed at the battle of Carthage; Thomas W., born Oct. 6, 1831, now of Pierce City, MO; John W., born November 22, 1834, died May 7, 1866; Nancy E., born May 1, 1837, now wife of Herris Forsyth, of Pierce City; Wm. Dryden, born Nov. 14, 1839, now of Pierce City; Eliza J., born Jan. 14, 1842, now wife of Wm. Sparks, of this township; James Henry, born Dec. 7, 1844, died June 20, 1867; Mary E., born March 27, 1847, now wife of Wm. Morgan, of Cave Springs; Linneus Cass, born Jan. 16, 1845, now of Kansas; Millard Fillmore, born Jan. 7, 1852, died August 26, 1854; Sarah A., born Aug. 10, 1854, now wife of William Rutherford, of Sarcoxie township; and Charles Pierson, born Jan. 1, 1856, now of Sarcoxie. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, are and have been for forty years, consistent members of the M.E. Church. In 1846 our subject was licensed as an exhorter, and in 1862 was licensed to preach. Although he and his estimable wife are growing quite old, ....
      Pg.994; Preston Township: EMORY F. DUNCAN was the son of Henry Duncan, who was one of the very first settlers of Missouri, and was born in Allen Co. KY, Feb. 14, 1801, and came to Howard Co. MO, in 1823. He was married to Edna Morgan in 1829, who was born in Virginia and raised in Missouri. Our subject was reared on a farm until nineteen years of age, and then learned the cabinet-making business. After that he went to New Mexico in 1855, and drove a team of six mules .... He returned to Missouri in 1856, and was married to Charity Hunt, who was born in Ray Co. MO, Oct. 18, 1838. By this union they had six children; three are living: Allie V., who married Thos. Brady in 1876; their post-office is Newport, MO; Amanda E., and Jessie H. Mrs. Duncan died May 1, 1872. Mr. Duncan moved to Texas, and remained there three years. He was then married to Mrs. Mary Jenkins, a widow, of Dallas, Texas, Aug. 30, 1874, who was born Oct. 15, 1849. Her husband, R.H. Jenkins, was all through the war, and at its close was killed, supposed to have been murdered. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan moved to Kansas in 1876; then to Jasper Co. MO; from there he moved to Pittsburgh, KS, ... He came to Jasper MO in 1878. .... Himself and wife are members of the M.E. Church ....

"The biographical record of Jasper County, Missouri" by Malcolm G. McGregor; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1901, 521 pgs. (LH11535, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 1,000,294 item 3)
      Pg.15: In adition to the above, among those who came to this county prior to 1840, before the organization of the county, were: ... William Duncan ...
      Pg.23: The school house near Cave Springs (1865) was about three miles northeast of Sarcoxie, about 200 feet from Cave Springs, near the residence of William Duncan and close to the line of Lawrence county. ...
      Pg.120-121: Isaac F. Garner ... in 1850 he married Patience E. Bess, who was born and reared in Madison Co. MO ... in 1874 he located at Carthage, ... Isaac F. and Patience E. (Bess) Garner have three children. Robert W., the youngest child and only son, married Miss Margaret Duncan, of Pierce City, Missouri. He is an accomplished electrician, and has charge of the telephone system of Carthage.
      Pg.203-204: Thomas Folger ... returned home in 1864 ... two years later married ... to Jasper Co. MO 1883, in 1893 he returned to Kansas, locating at Lowell, Cherokee Co. ... Mr. Folger was united in marriage with Mary J. Cutler, the wedding being celebrated on the 27th of May, 1866. The lady is a native of Chautauqua county, New York, born January 19, 1848, a daughter of George and Charlotte (Duncan) Cutler, natives also of the Empire state. In his native state the father followed the profession of teaching, but in 1858 he removed to Vermilion county, Illinois, and engaged in the practice of medicine. His death occurred when he had reached the age of 62 years while his wife reached the age of 74 years. ... They became the parents of four children, of whom Mrs. Folger is the third in order of birth. The ... mother was a consistent and worthy member of the Presbyterian church.
      Pg.501-502: Judge Amos Atherton ... born in Butler Co., Ohio, December 27, 1835, ... to Jasper county, Missouri, in 1869 ... The first marriage of Judge Atherton was in 1873, the lady of his choice being Mrs. Sarah J. Scruggs, the widow of Hayden Scruggs, and in her maidenhood Sarah J. Duncan. Four children were born of this marriage ... The mother died in 1879. The second marriage of Judge Atherton was to Amelia (Rodgers) Sawyer, the widow of Jonas Sawyer.

1888 "Kentucky, a History of the State" 8th Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt)
      Pg.55. JAMES C. GILBERT, born at Jackson [Cape Girardeau or Jasper Co.], MO, Dec. 12, 1832, descended from a good old KY family, his maternal grandfather, James Duncan, having been one of early settlers of Louisville [Jefferson Co.]. His father died when the subject was still quite young, and his mother removed to Salem [Washington Co.], IN. Here James grew to manhood, received a good practical education, apprenticed to the printers' trade under Mr. Oliver Lucas. He came to Louisville about 1847. He is the practical head of one of the largest printing houses in Louisville ... He married Miss Emma B. Hoe, of Louisville. (MAD: Eliza Jane Duncan mar. John Gilbert 5/19/1827 in Washington Co. IN)

1876 "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois : centennial record" by John Carroll Power, pub. Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson & Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book; FHL book 977.356 D3p and film 1,000,513 item 4; also from Carolyn Jensen, Sue Monaghan, Donald Neal Duncan)
      Pg.270: DUNCAN, MOSES, no relation to John, Rice, Marshall, etc. He was born in [MAD: Newberry Co.] South Carolina, was a soldier in the war of 1812, was married [MAD: Sarah Whitmore] in South Carolina, moved to Tennessee, had several children there, and the family moved to Sangamon Co. IL, arriving in 1826 or 1827, and settled on Spring creek.
            Hiram, John, Mary, Margaret and William married in Tennessee, and came to Sangamon county with their father. Moses Jun., Joseph, David and Archibald, the four latter unmarried, came with their parents also. Joseph and David married in Sangamon county. In 1833 the whole family except two moved to MO. In 1835 the other two, William and Joseph, went there also.
            JOSEPH was a preacher in the M.E. church, and when the division took place he preferred remaining with the real Methodist Episcopal church, and returned to Sangamon county in 1844. In order to give his life in detail it may be said he was born May 21, 1808, in Franklin Co. TN, came to Sangamon county in 1826 or 7, was a soldier in the Black Hawk war of 1831-2, and was married in Sangamon county, Oct. 18, 1832, to Nancy Lanterman. Rev. Joseph Duncan died May 10, 1854. His widow married Harrison Bishop. He died, and she resides with her son, David C. Duncan, in Williamsville. Rev. Joseph Duncan was a regular traveling preacher from the time he returned from Missouri until his death. They had two living children.
            DAVID C., born Oct. 6, 1833, in Sangamon county, married Nov. 23, 1856 to Deborah Mills. They had four living children, Sarah B., Dora M., Nancy E., and Mary E., and resided in Williamsville.
            SOLOMON H., born June 6, 1835, died April 11, 1860.

1919 "History of Fresno County, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present" by Paul E. Vandor, pub. by Historic Record (CA State Library, Sacramento, book qc979.482 V2, Vol.I; also FHL book 979.482 H2v and film 1,000,104 items 2-3 and Vol.2 on FHL film 1,036,806 item 1)
      Pg.672: DUNCAN, Thomas Jefferson, born near Springfield, Sangamon Co. IL, 30 Nov. 1835; when he age 6 his parents to Lawrence Co. MO. His father and mother Hiram and Nancy (McKinley) Duncan natives of TN and KY respectively. Thomas J. to CA 1853 with his parents and 5 brothers; to Linden, near Stockton; parents died there. Thomas J. mar. 18 Sept. 1870 at Stockton Martha Miller.


Some early Duncans in Jasper Co. MO:
      Peter Duncan, 17 June 1842, witnessed will of D.M. Hopkins ("Jasper Co. MO Will Books A & B, 1842-1892" by Dolly Botlens & Betty Harrington, from June Davis, 6/1995)
      Lucinda Duncan, 18 March 1845, mar. Brice Henry.
      Mary Jane Duncan, 3 April 1845, mar. John Roach.
      William Duncan, 2 Dec. 1845, witnessed will of Wm. Scott. ("Jasper Co. MO Will Books A & B, 1842-1892" by Dolly Botlens & Betty Harrington, from June Davis, 6/1995)
      Peter Duncan, 30 Jan. 1847, mar. Rebecah Crosby (MAD: 1850-1860 McDonald Co. MO census)
      Nancy An Duncan, 20 Nov. 1847, mar. John Birch.
      Malinda D. Dunkin, 13 Sept. 1849, mar. William Worthington.
      Samuel Duncan, 20 May 1852, mar. Elizabeth Crow (MAD: ?? 1860 Barton Co. MO census)
      George E. Duncan, 8 Nov. 1855, mar. Petrria Caps.
      David Duncan, 6 April 1856, mar. Clarissa Shelton.
      Thomas W. Duncan, 7 May 1856, mar. Elizabeth Greggs (MAD: 1860 Lawrence Co. MO census)
      Sarah Jane Duncan, 7 Jan. 1858, mar. Jesse H. Scruggs.
      Eliza Jane Duncan, 19 Jan. 1859, mar. William J. Sparks of Lawrence Co. MO
      Nancy Duncan, 4 Feb. 1866, mar. Harris Forsythe of Lawrence Co. MO
      Mary Duncan, 21/29 March 1866, mar. Wm. Morgan.
      Sarah J. Duncan, 3 July 1867, mar. Joseph G. Wright.
      Sarah Ellen Duncan, 19 Dec. 1867, mar. Joseph Symons.
      Minervy Duncan, 21 June 1868, mar. Charles Molton or Motton.
      Joseph Duncan, 16 Aug. 1868, mar. Nancy Reeder.
      William Dunkin, 4 June 1870, mar. Leney or Lucy Hall.
      Mary L. Duncan, 29 Sept. 1870, mar. Asbury J. Blake.
      Joseph W. Duncan, 21 Nov. 1872, mar. Nancy E. Morgan, by William Duncan M.G.

"Jasper Co. MO Cemeteries" by Colleen Belk (from June Davis 6/1995)
      This book contains Duncans buried in the Cave Springs Cemetery, Stemmons Family Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery at Joplin, Taylor Cemetery, and Harvey Cemetery)

Information about the family and descendants of Moses Duncan from Newberry Co. SC, wife Sarah Whitmore, and several of their children including William Duncan, have been given in:
      "Ozar'kin" Vol.III, No.1, Spring, 1981, pgs.5-6, article by Mrs. Ava M. Everts (FHL book 977.8 D25o; from Mary Sims 9/1982)
      "The Descendants of Lewis McKinnie" author not given, typescript, 9 leaves, filmed in the 1940's (film 84/681 by Library of Congress, FHL film 1,405,248)
      "The Chrisman, Stutzman and Duncan Histories" compiled by Charles Chrisman; written by Novilla (Chrisman) Love (Library of Congress book CS71.C554 1977)
      Newspaper page D-1, "The Joplin Globe", Sunday, June 7, 1970 (Corres. files of Nancy Reba Roy)
      1996 "North Central Oklahoma - Rooted in the Past -- Growing for the Future" (Kay Co. OK) by North Central OK Historical Association, Inc., Vol.1, pg.213, article by Annette Cline Pittman (FHL book 976.62 H2n)
      "Missouri Cousins" by A. Maxim Coppage, III, pg.104, Rutherford Family History (FHL book 977.8 D2cm and film 873,784 item 6; from Georgia Helderlein 10/1988)


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