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Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised July 12, 2013

ST. CLAIR CO. MO
Formed 1841 from Rives (later Henry)
Benton formed 1835 from Pettis, St. Clair
Cedar formed 1845 from Dade, St. Clair
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 St.Clair Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 St.Clair Co. MO Census
Town of Oseola
Pg.873, #19-19, Wilson DUNCAN 28 NY gun maker $700-$300
                  Mary 20 NY
                  Caris (Carie?) (f) 2/12 MO
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 55 PA
                  (MAD: Wilson Duncan in 1850 St.Louis Co. MO Ward 3 census and 1870 Pottawattamie Co. IA census)
Speedwell Twp.
Pg.989-90, #850-812, William ORR 28 IL farmer $1000-$400
                  Julia W. 17 IL
                  Benjamin DUNCAN 24 TN laborer
 

1870 St.Clair Co. MO Census (pg.405 also from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
Morgan (Monegaw) Twp., P.O. Taberville
Pg.405, #42-44, DUNCAN, A.J. (m) 51 KY farmer $2500-$300
                  David H. 21 MO
Pg.405, #43-45, SCHLABACH, Dan'l., age 31, m/w, farmer, $1800./$300., Pennsylvania
                  Mary E., age 24, f/w, house work, Ohio
                  Charles, age 1, m/w, Ohio
Pg.407, #55-58, DUNCAN, J.R. (m) 32 MO farmer $0-$0 (white)
                  Susan 32 MO keeping house
                  Thos. 13 MO
                  Nella (f) 11 MO
                  Mary 2 MO $0-$515 (sic)
                  (MAD: household #56-59, following this, also shows values)
Pg.411, #117-117, CATE?, Elizabeth 60? (50?) KY keeping house $2600-$1500
                  Elizabeth 29 MO
                  Martha 25 MO
                  James 19 MO works on farm
                  DUNCAN, D. C/H. (m) 22 MO works on farm (ditto marks)
                  Sarah 28 MO at home
                  CATE?, John 24? MO works on farm
                  Sidney (f) 17? MO
                  Zena? (f) 2/12 MO b.March
                  (MAD: household very faint; indexed D.T.C. Duncan)
 

1880 CENSUS, APPLETON TOWNSHIP, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MISSOURI (partial; from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
  S.D.# 6, E.D.# 225, PAGE 259B, IMAGE 14 OF 40
117-118
DUNCAN,
DAVID H.,
W/M, AGE 33, FARMER, MO./KY./KY.
ELIZABETH, W/F, AGE 27, KEEPING HOUSE, OH./OH./OH.
ALMA WM., W/M, AGE 8, MO./MO./OH.
ARCHE F., W/M, AGE 6, MO./MO./OH.
ARTHUR B., W/M, AGE 3/12 MAR., MO./MO./OH.
ANDREW J., W/M, AGE 63, FATHER, W'd., FARMER, KY./VA./VA.
116-117
SCHLABAUGH,
DANIEL, W/M, AGE 42, FARMER, PA./PA./PA.
MARY E., W/F, AGE 39, WIFE, KEEPING HOUSE, OH./PA./OH.
CHAS. F., W/M, AGE 11, SON, AT SCHOOL, OH./PA./OH.
NELLIE M., W/F, AGE 6, DAUGHTER, MO./PA./OH.
HENVILLE, S.J., W/M, AGE 26, SINGLE, FARM LABORER, CAN./CAN./CAN.
 

1900 CENSUS, APPLETON TOWNSHIP, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MISSOURI (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
  S.D.# 6, E.D.# 136, PAGE 1B, IMAGE 2 OF 18
15-16
SCHLABACH,
LIZZIE, HEAD, W/F, MAR 1852, AGE 48, W'd., 3 CHI. BORN, 3 LIVING, OH./OH./OH., FARMER
DUNCAN, ARTHUR, SON, W/M, MAR 1880, AGE 20, SINGLE, MO./MO./OH., FARMER
 

1910 CENSUS, APPLETON CITY, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MISSOURI (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
  S.D.# 6, E.D.# 124, PAGE 162B, IMAGE 4 OF 6
42-42
DUNCAN,
A.B.,
HEAD, M/W, AGE 30, M'd 6 YRS., MO./MO./OH., MERCHANT/DRY GOODS
SOPHIA, WIFE, F/W, AGE 28, 2 CHI. BORN, 2 LIVING, MO./N.Y./OH.
LAONA, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 5, MO./MO./MO.
PAUL, SON, M/W, AGE 3, MO./MO./MO.
LOUBENSTEIN, MARY, SERVANT, F/W, AGE 55, SINGLE, WI./GER./GER.
 

1920 CENSUS, APPLETON CITY, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MISSOURI (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
  S.D.# 6, E.D.# 133, PAGE 128B, IMAGE 4 OF 26
5TH STREET
46-50
DUNCAN,
ARTHUR B.,
HEAD, OWNS, M/W, AGE 39, MO./US/US, MERCHANT/GEN'L STORE
SOPHIA A., WIFE, F/W, AGE 38, MO./IL./OH.
LAONA M., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 14, ATTENDS SCHOOL, MO./MO./MO.
PAUL E., SON, M/W, AGE 13, ATTENDS SCHOOL, MO./MO./MO.
MARGARET E., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 7, ATTENDS SCHOOL, MO./MO./MO.
SOPHIA M., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 3 0/12, MO./MO./MO.
 

1930 CENSUS, APPLETON CITY, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MISSOURI (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
  E.D.# 93-1, S.D.# 10, PAGE# 129, IMAGE 17 OF 23
FIFTH STREET
262-263
DUNCAN,
ARTHUR,
HEAD, OWNS/$3000., M/W, AGE 50, M'd AT 25, MO./OH./MO., MERCHANT/DRY GOODS
SOPHIA, WIFE, F/W, AGE 48, M'd AT 24, MO./IL./OH.
MARGARET, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 17, SINGLE, ATTENDS SCHOOL, MO./MO./MO.
MARIE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 13, ATTENDS SCHOOL, MO./MO./MO.
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

St.Clair Co. MO Marriages (SLC 9/2007)
      1855-1885, Vol.A-E (FHL film 945,453)
      Vol.A - not looked at
      Vol.B, to 1886? - not looked at
      Vol.C, 1874-1881 - no McKenney, Wilkinson
      C-17: Duncan, John Ashley to Miss Martha Caton, 2 March 1876, at bride's residence in Appleton Twp.
      Vol.D, 1880-1881 - no Duncan, etc.
      Vol.E, 1881-1885 - no McKinney, etc.
      E-147: Duncan, Holly A. to Wm. Lynch
      E-99: Wilkinson, L.B. to G.W. Duncan
      E-99: St.Clair Co. MO, G.W. Duncan of Lowry City, St.Clair Co. MO, over 21, to Miss Louisa B. Wilkinson of Lowry City, St.Clair Co. MO, over 18, by personal consent of her father, license 14 Nov. 1882, mar. 16 Nov. 1882 by R.D. Lawler, M.G., at Chas. Wilkinson's, filed 6 Dec. 1882.
      E-147: William Lynch of Polk Twp, St.Clair Co. MO, over 21, to Miss Holly A. Duncan of Polk Twp, over 18, W.T. Duncan, father of Miss Holly A. Duncan being present and giving his consent to the marriage, license 19 July 1883, mar. 19 July 1883 at Osceola by R.B. Wanscolt, M.G. Rec. 20 July 1883.
      1885-1899, Vol.F-I (FHL film 945,454)
      Vol.F, 1885-1889
      F-218: W.T. Duncan of Osceola, St.Clair Co. MO, over 21, and Miss Mary Melvina "Upperson" of Osceola, under 18, consent by D.W. Howe her uncle and guardian, license 5 Dec. 1887, mar. same day by Elder J.D. "Epperson" at residence of D.W. Howe.
      Vol.G, 1889-1894
      G-155: A.E. Duncan of Osceola, over 21, to Miss Susie Davis of Osceola, over 18, "by affidavits of A.E. Duncan and Susie Davis as to age", license 19 Aug. 1891, mar. 19 Aug. 1891 by J.P. at City Hall.
      Vol.H - quit
 

LAND RECORDS

St. Clair Co. MO Index to Deeds v.A, 1841-1861 (FHL film 945,416; SLC 5/10/2013)
      No Duncan grantor or grantee to Book H
 

OTHER RECORDS

Appleton City Cemetery, St.Clair Co. MO (from MO files of Kay D. Hampton bef. 1970, loaned through Lu Durham 5/1988, now at Platte Co. MO Historical Society; "sent me by Edna P. King, Carthage, MO, 1958")
      Elizabeth M. Duncan Schlabach, Mar. 22, 1852 - Dec. 6, 1918
      David H. Duncan, Sept. 11, 1849 - Sept. 10, 1882 (KH: David Henry)
      Andrew J. Duncan, June 11, 1817, April 15, 1881 (MAD: 1850 Moniteau Co. MO census, indexed on 1880 St.Clair Co. MO census)
      Maranda B., wife of J.H. Barnett, Jan. 18, 1827 - May 1, 1881 (Kay D. Hampton: Miranda was sister of Andrew J. Duncan)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

"Montana, its story and biography : a history of aboriginal and territorial Montana and three decades of statehood" by L.E. Munson, ed. by Tom Stout; pub. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1921, 2791 pgs. (LH12734, HeritageQuest images 5/2007 & 8/2007; FHL book 978.6 H2s v.2 and film 1,000,175)
      Vol.III, pg.1014-1017: TYSON D. DUNCAN. ... one of the best known ranchmen, now retired, in the Flathead Valley. Mr. Duncan might be called twice a pioneer of Montana. He first came in the ... sixties, as one of the younger members of the Duncan family. Later, after an absence of a number of years, he returned again, and in the early eighties he and his wife were among the first to settled in the wonderful Flathead country, at what is now Kalispell. ... He is of pioneer American stock. About 1795 his grandfather migrated from Maryland to Kentucky, which had just been admitted to the Union but was still a part of the Western wilderness. The family lived there until 1817, and then with wife and five children, two sons and three daughters, the grandfather migrated to Howard County, Missouri, which marked another Western frontier. They made their home five miles east of Fayette, the county seat, and started the clearing of the land and the building of a home. About two years later, while out hunting, the grandfather Duncan was mistaken for a bear by a neighbor, and his death was one of the tragedies of the frontier community. ... The grandmother showed the courage of many pioneer women and with the aid of her boys eventually saw her ambition fulfilled for a comfortable home. The children grew up and married and settled down in homes of their own.
            When the family moved from Kentucky to Missouri, Ashley Duncan, the youngest son, was about nine years of age. Ashley Duncan remained in Howard County until 1848, when he bought a tract of land in the abandoned Mormon settlement in Northwest Missouri, at Far West, in Caldwell County, about seven miles from the county seat of Kingston. ... He and his family moved into that house in the spring of 1849 and lived there two or three years until he could erect a more suitable dwelling.
            At that time Tyson D. Duncan was about a year and a half old. He was born at the old home near Fayette, September 28, 1847, son of Ashley and Eliza (Sproul) Duncan. He was the twelfth of their thirteen children. Mr. Duncan's early memories and associations are all centered at the old neighborhood at Far West. He was early put to work, and at the age of fourteen was considered a good hand on the farm. ... In time all the Duncan boys went West except one who went South and entered the army, but returned after the war.
            Two of his brothers and two half-brothers and Mr. Duncan's only sister came to Montana in 1864. The party traveled overland with ox teams. Then in the spring of 1865, his father, having sold the farm, went to St. Joseph, and April 25th he and his wife and younger children, including Tyson, took passage on the steamer Cora bound for Fort Benton, Montana. ... About June 20th, relates Mr. Duncan, the boat landed at the mouth of the Maries River, where two of the Duncan boys were waiting with ox teams to take the family on to Helena. ... They reached Helena about July 10th, and within a month the family suffered the grievous loss of the death of the mother. ... The Duncan family located in the Boulder Valley, thirty miles south of Helena, and Tyson Duncan remained there until the following spring ... The next seventeen years of his life Mr. Duncan lived chiefly in Missouri, two years in Jackson County, in the vicinity of Kansas City. In November, 1868, he went to St.Clair County, Missouri, and there on November 25, 1869, married Miss Sarah Caton. It is appropriate to look ahead from that date just fifty years to November 25, 1919, when Mr. and Mrs. Duncan ... celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
            During the early seventies Mr. Duncan spent two years in Colorado, six months in Bent County and the rest of the time at Silver Cliff in Custer County. In the spring of 1881, while in Missouri, Mr. Duncan contracted a severe case of western fever, and in February, 1882, having sold his little farm, he joined a party of about thirty bound for the West and Northwest. They left Kansas City March 1, 1882, ... to Rogue River Valley in Oregon. The stay in Oregon was brief, only ten days. Mr. Duncan ... continued his journey to Portland, and on the 30th of May took boat and went back up the Columbia River to The Dalles, thence taking the trail over the mountains to Montana. ... Here began his second period of pioneering in Montana. His plans being unsettled, Mrs. Duncan soon returned to Missouri, but he remained there until the following April, when ... to Flathead Valley ... April 16, 1883, they reached the Flathead Valley at the west side of the [Flathead] Lake. ... He filed a claim, stopped at Helena to complete the filing, about the first of June went on to Boulder Valley and assembled his possessions. ... Near Anaconda he took employment with a rancher, helping him put up hay, and about the 15th of August his wife joined him after coming from Missouri, and on the 27th of the same month they loaded their few belongings into a wagon and started for their new home in Flathead Valley ... reached September 9, 1883. ... His nearest neighbor and the first settler in that part of the valley was Nicholas P. Moon, who had located there about three years before. ... In the fall of 1884, Flathead Valley held its first election ... Missoula County, Mr. Duncan was elected justice [of the peace] ... the founding of the new Town of Kalispell, 15 April 1891 ... Politically Mr. Duncan gives his support to the democratic party, religiously he is a member of the Free Methodist Church and Mrs. Duncan is of the Presbyterian faith. ... (MAD: 1880 Custer Co. CO census indexed as "Lyson" Duncan)
 

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