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Last revised July 12, 2013

Formed 1857 from Crawford, Pulaski, Maries


1860 Phelps Co. MO Census
Pg.14, #91, Wm. McCUTCHEN 65 VA farmer 0-$400
                  Elvira 11 MO
                  (MAD: see pg.77, same family)
Rolla Twp.
Pg.24-5, #171, Robert JONES 24 MO farmer $0-$300
                  Martha 20 MO
                  M.J. (f) 4 MO
                  Nancy DUNCAN 53 KY (blank) $1100-$1000
                  John 16 MO farmer
                  W.B. (m) 14, N.J. (f) 10 MO
                  (MAD: Nancy (Bradford) the widow of John Duncan died 1853 Pulaski Co. MO; one Henry Duncan 24 MO married died 1/1860, from 1860 Mortality Schedule; Martha, wife of Robert Jones, may have been dau. of John Duncan and Nancy Bradford)
Massey Twp.
Pg.42, #278, J.B. DUNCAN (m) 50 SC farmer $1000-$1000
                  A.F. (f) 19, S. (f) 14, Geo. W. 13 MO
                  B.D. (m) 10, M.E. (f) 6 MO
                  M.E. HANKINS (f) 6/12 MO
                  (MAD: John Burrell Duncan; 1850 Pulaski Co. MO census)
Pg.77, #505, W. McCUTCHEN (m) 65 VA farmer 0-$400
                  E. (f) 11 MO
                  (MAD: no Duncan children; see pg.14, same family; one Wm. McCutchan was guardian of Roda and Louisa Duncan, minor heirs of Wm. Duncan decd, on 5 Dec. 1854 in Crawford Co. MO, of 1850 Pulaski Co. MO census)

1870 Phelps Co. MO Census
Pg.641, #111, DUNKIN, Sebastian 62 SCT farmer $1200-$335
                  Harriet 53 NJ
                  Susan 26, Hellen S. 24, Belle 22 NJ
                  Luda? (m) 18, Wm. S. 16 NJ
                  (MAD: 1860 Essex Co. NJ census; one Harriet N. Duncan mar. Norris W. Fellows 2/4/1869; Isabella L. Duncan mar. Charles J. Ingalls 8/21/1872 at house of Sebastian Duncan; "Luda?" was Gustavus in 1860 census)
Pg.646, #198, DUNKIN, Nancy 60 KY keeping house $3500-$800
                  Willis B. 23 MO
                  JONES, Robert 33 MO
                  Margaret J. 13, Martha E. 9 MO
                  (MAD: one Willis B. Duncan mar. Susan Jackson 3/31/1865)
Pg.647, #203, DUNKIN, Cath. 38 KY keeping house $100-$255
                  John F. 10, Annie C. 7 MO
                  QUAY, Annie 55 KY
                  Wilkins 21, Jasper N. 16 IL
                  MALET?, Geo. 21 MO works on farm
                  BATTERINGTON, Elizabeth 65 VA h.keeper
                  (MAD: widow of Clark N. Duncan of 1860 Pulaski Co. MO census)
Pg.647, #207, DUNKIN, Burl (m) 60 SC farmer 0-$400
                  Burrel D. (m) 19 MO
                  (MAD: John Burrell Duncan)
Pg.647, #210, DUNCAN, Jas. R. 36 MO farmer $0-$220
                  Martha C. 30 TN
                  Wm. B. 13, John M. 12, Mary L. 8 MO
                  Melinda J. 2, Martha E. 1 MO
                  RAGAN, Samantha 18 MO h.keeper
                  (MAD: 1860 Pulaski Co. MO census as James A. Duncan, wife Araminta?)
Cold Springs
Pg.662, #166-169, UNDERWOOD, Ann 43 IL keeping house $1000-$283
                  Angelina 17, Wm. C. 15 IL
                  Caroline 9, Catharine 5 MO
                  DUNCAN, Robt. 24 MO preacher 0-0
                  Mary E. 20 IL
                  Mary E. 1/12 MO born May
                  (MAD: Robert A. Duncan, minister of Gospel, mar. Mrs. Mary E. Underwood 4/9/1868)
Spring Creek
Pg.740, #168-172, DUNCAN, Robt. 34 MO farmer $0-$0
                  Lucy 25 MO
                  Susan F. 4, Sarah E. 2, Frank 1 MO
                  (MAD: Robert B. Duncan, b.1839, mar. Lucy R. Bradford 1/6/1864; 1860 Shawnee Co. KS census with Eli and Susan Hopkins as Robert Hopkins age 21)

1880 Census, Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri (from Kathy D. Cawley 12/2007)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 128, Page# 402, Image# 16 of 30
Robert B.,
w/m, age 40, Head, farmer, MO./TN./TN.
Lucy R., w/f, age 35, Wife, keeping house, MO./KY./KY.
Susan F., w/f, age 13, Daughter, at home, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
Bettie, w/f, age 12, Daughter, at home, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
Frank E., w/m, age 10, Son, at home, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
Nealy R., w/m, age 8, Son, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
Walter E., w/m, age 6, Son, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
Robert L., w/m, age 4, Son, MO./MO./MO.
Anna L., w/f, age 7/12, Oct., Daughter, MO./MO./MO.
BRADFORD, Frances M., w/f, age 63, Mother-in-law, W'd., assists keeping house, KY./VA./VA.
ICHARD, DeWitt, w/m, age 21, laborer, single, farm laborer, MO./MO./TN.

1900 Census, Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri (from Kathy D. Cawley 12/2007)
S.D.# 8, E.D.# 110, Page# 310B & 311A
Lucy R.,
Head, w/m, May 1844, age 56, W'd., 9 chi. born, 8 living, IL./MO./MO., farmer
Susan F., Wife, w/f, Feb 1866, age 34, MO./MO./MO.
Neles B., Son, w/m, Feb 1872, age 28, single, MO./MO./MO., farm laborer
Robt. L., Son, w/m, Apr 1877, age 23, single, MO./MO./MO., farm laborer
William A., Son, w/m, Jun 1882, age 18, single, MO./MO./MO., farm laborer
Maud M., Daughter, w/f, Sept 1884, age 15, MO./MO./MO., at school
BRADFORD, Francis M., Mother, w/f, Aug 1815, age 84, W'd., 6 chi. born, 4 living, KY./VA./VA.
BRADFORD, Cora A., Daughter, w/f, Mar 1874, age 26, W'd., 1 chi. born, 1 living, MO./MO./MO.
BRADFORD, Lucy A., G-Daughter, w/f, Sept 1897, age 2, MO./GER./MO.
WHITAKER, Edward C., servant, w/m, Aug 1881, age 18, single, KY./KY./KY., farm laborer
      *KDC: Lucy is referred to as "head" and Susan as "wife." Obviously a mistake
      *KDC: California Death Index, 1940-1997: Robert Llewellyn Duncan, male; Birth Date: 20 Apr 1877; Birthplace: Missouri; Death Date: 25 Apr 1952; Death Place: Fresno; Mother's Maiden Name: Bradford; Father's Surname: Duncan.

1910 Census, Arlington Twp., Newburg City, Phelps County, Missouri (from Kathy D. Cawley 12/2007)
S.D.# 14, E.D.# 60, Page# 120B, Image# 1 of 11
Main Street
William A.,
age 27, M1X, 1 yr., MO./MO./MO., merchant/gen'l store
Ella, Wife, age 20, M1X, 0 chi., MO./MO./MO.
John H., Head, age 32, M1X, 11 yrs., MO./MO./MO.
Annie L., Wife, age 30, M1X, 5 chi. born, 5 living, MO./MO./MO.
Evaline D., Daughter, age 10, MO./MO./MO.
Anna L., Daughter, age 9, MO./MO./MO.
John H., Son, age 6, MO./MO./MO.
Vivian, Daughter, age 3, MO./MO./MO.
Roberta, Daughter, age 1 3/12, MO./MO./MO.
DUNCAN, Walter E., boarder, age 34, single, MO./MO./MO., merchant/gen'l store
      *KDC: Annie L. is probably a Duncan.
1910 Census, Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri
S.D.# 14, E.D.# 72, Page# 266, Image# 7 of 18
Henry M., Head, age 25, M1X, 5 yrs., MO./KY./MO.
Maude M., Wife, age 25, 2 chi. born, 2 living, MO./MO./MO.
Donlin M., Son, age 3, MO./MO./MO.
Kenton E., Son, age 3/12, MO./MO./MO.
DUNCAN, Lucy R., Mother-in-law, age 65, W'd., 9 chi. born, 8 living, MO./KY./KY., own income
DUNCAN, Susan F., Sister-in-law, age 44, single, MO./MO./MO.
Neely B.,
Head, age 37, M1X, 7 yrs., MO./MO./MO., farmer
Lillian M., Wife, age 34, M1X, 2 chi. born, 2 living, MO./N.Y./TN.
Clyde H., Son, age 6, MO./MO./MO., attends school
Homer E., Son, age 4, MO./MO./MO.
BRAY, Edward, hired man, age 16, MO./MO./MO., laborer/farm, attends school
EVANS, James S., hired man, age 23, single, MO./IN./KY., laborer/working out
Louie L., Head, age 39, M1X, 19 yrs., MO./TN./MO., farmer/gen'l farm
Bessie L., Wife, age 40, M1X, 4 chi. born, 3 living, MO./MO./MO.
James M., Son, age 17, MO./MO./MO., attends school
Madge, Daughter, age 14, MO./MO./MO.
Mattie E., Daughter, age 11, MO./MO./MO.
      *KDC: possibly Bettie Duncan enumerated on the 1880 census.

1920 Census, Arlington Township, Phelps County, Missouri (from Kathy D. Cawley 12/2007)
S.D.# 14, E.D.# 66, Page# 16, image# 30 of 47
Neely B.,
Head, owns/mort., age 47, MO./MO./MO., farmer/gen'l farm
Eliza B., Head, age 32, MO./MO./MO.
Clide H., Son, age 16, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
Homer E., Son, age 14, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
      *KDC: Eliza must be second wife. She was listed as "head" also.
1920 Census, Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri
S.D.# 14, E.D.# 78, Page# 149, Image# 15 of 16
Henry M., Head, owns/free, age 35, MO./KY./MO., farmer/gen'l farm
Maude M., Wife, age 35, MO./MO./MO
Donlin M., Son, age 13, attends school, MO./MO./MO
Kenton E., Son, age 9, attends school, MO./MO./MO
DUNCAN, Lucy R., Mother-in-law, age 75, W'd., MO./KY./KY.
DUNCAN, Susie F., Sister-in-law, age 51, single, MO./MO./MO.
S.D.# 14, E.D.# 79, Page# 150, Image# 1 of 24
William A.,
Head, owns/free, age 36, MO./MO./MO., salesman/hdwe.
Sarah E., Wife, age 30, MO./MO./TN.
Thelma L., Daughter, age 9, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
William R., Son, age 7, attends school, MO./MO./MO.

1930 Census, Arlington Twp., Newburg City, Phelps County, Missouri (from Kathy D. Cawley 12/2007)
E.D.# 81-1, S.D.# 13, Page# 110B & 111, Image# 10 & 11 of 21
Walter E.,
Head, rents/$30., age 55, m'd at 45, MO./MO./MO., ass't. cashier/bank
Leila E., Wife, age 40, m'd at 30, MO./MO./MO.
Lucy R., Mother, age 86, W'd., MO./KY./KY.
Fannie, Sister, age 64, single, MO./MO./MO.
1930 Census, Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri
E.D.#81-16, S.D.# 13, Page# 266, Image# 17 of 18
Head, age 48, m'd at 26, MO./MO./MO., post master/post office
Sarah Ellen, Wife, age 41, m'd at 19, MO./MO./MO.
Thelma, Daughter, age 20, single, MO./MO./MO.
William R., Son, age 17, attends school, MO./MO./MO.
Head, age 58, m'd at 31, MO./MO./MO.
Lizzie, Wife, age 42, m'd at 30, MO./MO./MO.


Phelps Co. MO General index to deeds records v.1 1857-1870 (FHL film 914,732 item 1; SLC 5/11/2013)
      B-137: Duncan, R.S. to S.N. Bradford
      B-232: Duncan, Wm. to J.N. Bradford
      B-297: Duncan, Wm. to A.M. Wynn
      B-161: Duncam? (Dunivin?), J.M. & J.H. to W.W. Walker
      C-12: Duncan?, J.M. & returns to J.H. Dunven?
      C-743: Duncan, Susan to C.G. Moody
      F-125: Duncan, Jack D. to Thos. B. Duncan
      F-126: Duncan, Thos. B. to F.C. Harrison
      F-128: Duncan, W.L. to F.C. Harrison
      F-322: Duncan, Nancy to S.P. RR Co.
      F-140: Duncan, John from USA
      F-141: Duncan, John from USA


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, Clark N., widow Duncan, Catherine; B Phelps MO Inf.; 1863 Aug. 24, Widow Appl. #31017, Cert. #99750. (MAD: 1850 Pulaski Co. MO census as Nathaniel N. Duncan; 1860 Pulaski Co. MO census; she on 1883 list of military pensioners in Pulaski Co. MO, from pg.96, Vol.23, 6/1974 "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Duncan, Jackson D., widow Duncan, Prudie; B Phelps Regt. MO Inf.; 1890 Aug. 21, Invalid Appl. #832545, Cert. #822586, MO; 1900 Aug. 8, Widow Appl. #725158, Cert. #519834, MO. (MAD: 1850-1860 Pulaski Co. MO census)
      Duncan, Thomas B., widow Duncan, Clardy; B Phelps Regt. MO Inf.; 1891 March 2, Invalid Appl. #1002693, Cert. #822378, Ind.T.; 1907 July 18, Widow Appl. #873225, Cert. #639508, Okla. (MAD: 1850 Pulaski Co. MO census; died Custer Co. OK)

Civil War Pension Information (from Joyce Duncan 5/2009 by email)
      Index: Duncan, Thomas B., widow Duncan, Clardy; Co. B Phelps Regt. MO Inf.; 1891 March 2, Invalid Appl. #1002693, Cert. #822378, Ind.T.; 1907 July 18, Widow Appl. #873225, Cert. #639508, Okla.
      From the Pension file: His wife, Jemima Clara (Clardy) gave her maiden name as Quarey. A witness who had to verify that Thomas was an invalid, was Wilkins Quary, Jemima's brother.
            Home residence in 1890 -- Waco, Rickins, Indian Territory
            Home residence in 1907 -- Foss, Washita, Oklahoma (MAD: Custer Co.)
            Marriage -- February 2, 1860 in Rolla, Missouri by Squire Dobs.
            Date of service -- September 8, 1861-April 9, 1862, Honorably discharged due to injury.

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Cos. MO" by Goodspeed (FHL film 599,833 item 1 & 2)
      See Laclede, Phelps, Pulaski, Webster, Wright
      Pg.625-6: Phelps Co., Settlement. First White Inhabitants -- The earliest settlers of whom authentic information is had, outside of hunters and Indians, are a few who arrived in 1818; these were James Harrison, Adam Bradford, John York and Jack and John Duncan, with possibly a few others. Mr. Harrison was an energetic and highly respected Virginian, who located at the mouth of Little Piney, near Arlington's present site. ... Mr. Harrison and his sons, expecially Robert and Thomas, were among the first officers of Pulaski and Phelps Cos. His home was a pioneer court-house of old Crawford Co., ... County after county was created around him, so that, it is said, his house had been in five different counties. ... Adam Bradford first settled on Little Piney, but soon removed to Spring Creek. He was among the first to erect a mill. ... The Duncans located on the Gasconade, below Arlington site.
      Pg.681: Phelps Co., Church Matters. First Worshipers -- Her pioneers were the so-called "Hard Shell Baptists," ... were the first to erect a church within the borders of Phelps territory. This was a log house, erected about 1836, near where Newburg now stands, on Little Piney. Their first preacher was Rev. Snelson. Among the members were Isaac and Elizabeth Brown, Moses and Rebecca Brown, "Jack" Brown and wife, George Sally and wife, Lindsey and Amanda Coppedge, Henson and Nancy Coppedge, David and Elizabeth Lenox, Lewis and Lucinda Duncan(?), James and Margaret McCloud, I.N. Bradford and wife, Mrs. Adam Bradford, W. Hawkins and wife, and Mrs. Solomon Hawkins. This was called Little Piney Church. About 1843 Rev. David Lenox organized Mt. Zion Church, on Little Piney also. Among the members here were the Smiths, Browns, Tinsleys, Jones, Kesters, Melton, Corder, Hamilton Lenox and wife, and the Arthurs. Rev. Lenox soon after organized Big Piney Church at Pleasant Wayman's -- now Pillman's Mill. ...
      Pg.995-6: Biographical Appendix, Phelps Co. MO. Hon. James B. Harrison, successful legal practitioner of Rolla, is a native of Laclede Co. MO, born in 1854, son of Benjamin B. and Penelope (Dodson) Harrison. Benjamin B. Harrison was born in Phelps Co. MO in 1818, and is the son of James Harrison, who was a native of SC, and who immigrated to MO in the fall of 1817, settling in what is now Phelps Co., where the village of Arlington is now located. ... James Harrison was one of the first white settlers in Phelps Co., and he had a brother by the name of Thomas who located in Callaway Co. the same year. James Harrison died about 1845. ...
      Pg.997-8: Biographical Appendix, Phelps Co. MO. Perry D. Hawkins, junior member of the firm of Marshall & Co. at Newburg, MO, was born in Phelps Co. MO, Jan. 11, 1854, being the son of Robert P. and Rhoda (Bryant) Hawkins. Robert P. Hawkins, who was born in GA, was the third son of Solomon Hawkins and Sophronia Isabel (Duncan) Hawkins. Solomon Hawkins was born Oct. 23, 1798, in Greenville Dist. SC; was reared upon a farm, securing a limited education, and married, Dec. 18, 1821, Sophronia Isabel Duncan. In 1826 he removed from SC to GA, remaining there four years, and then came to MO in the winter of 1831, and opened a farm on the Gasconade River near the mouth of Little Piney. In the year 1836 he moved to and opened a farm on Cave Spring Creek, where he lived the remainder of his days. He lived in four counties without moving from the old homestead -- Crawford, Maries, Pulaski and Phelps. He died Jan. 30, 1867. His wife, Sophronia J. (sic) Hawkins, is still living with her dau., Eliza L. Woody, of Miller Co. MO, and is quite smart for her age, which is 85 years. They reared a family of five girls and seven boys: William J., James P., Robert P. (b. GA), Alfred, Perry Eaton (the only son now surviving), Melissa Susanna, Mary M., Eliza Louisa (the two last named the only surviving daus), John B., Amanda M., Permelia Elizabeth and an infant son. (more on children not copied here; also from David Neal Duncan 2/1998)
      Pg.1005-6: Biographical Appendix, Phelps Co. MO. John Lenox. ... Born in KY in March, 1831, son of John and Susannah (Hutson) Lenox ... (MAD: possibly an ancestor of Dr. Lenox Baker. More not copied here)


Some early Duncans in Phelps Co. MO:
      Rebecca M. Duncan, 20 Oct. 1863, mar. John L. Stansbury.
      Jane Duncan, 10 Jan. 1867, mar. Robert M. Case.
      J.W. Duncan, 26 May 1867, mar. Mrs. Mary Frances Nichilas.
      Julia A.M. Duncan, 13 Feb. 1868, mar. Josiah Barnes.
      Martha E. Duncan, 2 July 1868, mar. George W. Boatman.
      A.M. Duncan, 28 Dec. 1869, mar. Belle L. Daugherty.
      Mary B. Duncan, 7 May 1874, mar. Rev. Nathan Wright.
      Thos. E. Duncan, 28 Feb. 1875, mar. Eliza Walker.
      John B. Duncan, 16 Sept. 1875, of Maries Co., mar. Nancy L. Dodd of Phelps Co.

"Pioneer Times" Jan. 1985, Vol.9 #1 (FHL book 977.8 B2p; from David N. Duncan 2/1998)
      MAD: This periodical contains an article on US Land Sales in Mid-Missouri, 1818-1903, by Tom Turpin, and a list of land sales by name of purchaser, including in the area that became Phelps Co., Jno. Duncan in 1831 and 1836, Jno. B. Duncan in 1836/7, Jno. Duncan Jr. in 1831 and 1833, Robt. B. Duncan in 1836 and 1837, and Robt. R. Duncan in 1837.

"Our Centennial Book; Yesterday Lives Again in Phelps Co. MO" Phelps Co. Centennial 1857-1957 (FHL book 977.81 P541Ma; references from Robert & Hannah Carr Duncan genealogy which gives author as Dr. Clair V. Mann)
      Duncans and relatives are mentioned on pgs.17, 19-21, 45, 47-49, 55-57, 59 and 65. Pg.55-7 suggest that William L. Duncan b.1785, son of Robert Duncan and wife Hannah Carr, was believed to be the father of Robert B. Duncan, father of Lucy Routt (Bradford) Duncan's husband.
            MAD: ?? perhaps this should be the older John Duncan d.1834-5 Crawford Co. MO who was the father of Robert Duncan (wife Susan Dodd) who died in 1838; William L. Duncan b.1801 SC on 1850 Pulaski Co. MO census and Martha Duncan Bradford and John Duncan b.1807 SC made deeds in Crawford Co. MO in 1835 after William L. Duncan administered the estate of John Duncan in 1834-1835, and William L. Duncan and John Duncan testified in 1842 about the signature in 1836 of their decd. brother Robert Duncan in Pulaski Co. MO. Robert Duncan, b.1839, son of Robert B. Duncan and Susan Dodd who mar. 2nd Eli Hopkins, was in 1860 Shawnee Co. KS census. Susan Dodd Duncan b. 21 Oct. 1818 TN, mar. 3 Dec. 1840 to Eli Hopkins, b. 2 Feb. 1816 NC, died 3 July 1894 Kansas, from Chart #55, 1978, of Mrs. McMillan Lane, in Vol.III, Lineage Charts of Greenville, SC, Chapter of SC Gen. Society. The Eli Hopkins Family is also given on pg.179, Vol.14#4, March 1980, "Midwest Genealogical Register (KS)" (FHL book 973 B2mg) and "Coppedge/Freeman and Next of Kin" by Mildred C. Sierer, 1983 (FHL book 929.273 C793s and fiche 6,050,922; from Evelyn Sigler 5/12/1984). See also Greene Co. MO probate record for Robert B. Duncan.

1992 "Phelps Co. MO Heritage" by Phelps Co. MO Gen. Society (FHL book 977.8594 D2p; from Lorraine D. Rich 1/1995)
      Pgs.302-303 of this book contain articles on George Riley Duncan, born 2 Feb. 1873, son of James Riley Duncan (1833-1919) and Martha E. Ragan (1854-1920), and on James Clay Duncan, grandson of James Riley Duncan and Martha E. Ragan, the great-grandson of John Burrell Duncan and Polly Bates, the great-great-grandson of John Duncan and Polly Brock, and the great-great-great-grandson of Robert Duncan and Hannah Carr. ... MAD: the articles give descendants but do not give sources for the lineage of James Riley Duncan.

"The Allens and the Harrisons of the Kingdom of Callaway [Co. MO]" 1981, by Crockett A. Harrison (some pages from Crockett A. Harrison to Duncan Surname Association 12/1990; FHL book 929.273 AL53hc and film 1,033,842 item 1)
      Pgs.72, 74, and 90-93, refer to the family of James Berry Harrison of Greenville Co. SC, mar. Lovisa Voss Duncan and moved to Gasconade Co. MO, later to Pulaski (later Phelps) Co. MO.

"The Lucy R. Duncan Record; History and Genealogy of the Families of BRADFORD, DUNCAN, FREEMAN of Phelps County, Missouri, together with Partial Genealogy of Families of KERR, LONG, McFARLAND, ROUTT and VANCE Of Phelps & Pulaski Counties" manuscript genealogy (from Dr. Lenox D. Baker 12/1980)
      "Data copied by C.V. Mann, June 10, 1942, From Family Record Compiled & Loaned by Mrs. Lucy Routt (Bradford) Duncan (Born May 30, 1844. Living in June, 1942, age 98 plus.) Residence: Newburg (with son, Walter Duncan)."
      MAD: This genealogy includes Isaac Neeley Bradford, born 12 Nov. 1805, died 24 Feb. 1872, married first on 26 June 1828 [MAD: in Gasconade Co. MO] to Martha Duncan, born 8 March 1811, died 30 Nov. 1839, and married second on 19 Nov. 1840 to Frances Mary Vance, born 20 Aug. 1815, died 14 July 1901; the genealogy lists the children of both marriages. Isaac Neeley Bradford's sister Nancy Bradford born 25 Aug. 1809 mar. William Duncan. (MAD: one Nancy Bradford mar. John Duncan Jr. 9/25/1828 Gasconade Co. MO.) The genealogy includes the obituary in 1897 of Robert Bertley Duncan (husband of Lucy R. Bradford) and in 1934 of William L. Bradford (youngest of five children of Isaac N. Bradford and Martha Duncan).

"Bradford Descendants" by Vance Arthur Bradford MD, 1985 (FHL book 929.273 B727bv; book from Vivian Ruegge 8/1993)
      The author credits Lucy Routt (Bradford) Duncan who died in 1945, aged 100, with accumulating much information on the Adam Bradford family; her daughter Annie Louisa (Duncan) Freeman carried on. This book contains a great deal of information about the lives and times of the Bradford family.
      Chapters 6 and 8 contain information about the descendants of Adam Bradford, b.1775, to Missouri ca 1821, father of Isaac Neely Bradford who married Martha Duncan. Chapter 14 contains information about Lucy Rout Bradford who married Robert Bertley Duncan in 1864 and lived in Phelps Co. MO. Chapter 25 contains information about Nancy Bradford who married in 1828 to John Duncan. All information, of course, should be documented from other sources.


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