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Last revised October 28, 2014

ST. LOUIS CO. MO
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Audrain Co. MO marriage licenses (from Dorothy Franks 4/1989)
      Pg.303: C.G. Buckner of Mexico, Audrain Co. MO, over 21 years; and E.H. Duncan of St. Louis, St. Louis Co. MO, over 18 years; 21 Nov. 1894; Sol. 22 Nov. 1894 at 3404 Morgan St., St. Louis, by A.A. Wallace, MG; Rec. 22 Nov. 1894.
 

Chariton Co. MO Deed (FHL film 975,963)
      D-149: 1 May 1834, Robert Duncan and wife Sally to William (Cabbsen) Cabbins, no localities, $160, SW 1/4 Sec.27 T55N R18W, 160 acres, granted by US to Zachariah Matin (Malin?) as bounty, deeded to Duncan. Both signed. Wit. Peter Ferguson; they appeared in St. Louis Co. MO.
 

Dent Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/14/2014; have JPG images)
      F-350/351: 23 March 1867, Eben A. Corbet and Kate J. Corbet his wife of City & Co. of St. Louis, MO, to James Duncan of same place, for $500 paid, quit claim land in town of Salem in Dent Co. MO, Lots No. 2 and 3 in Block 22 on West side of the Creek, containing 1/2 acre more or less with all improvements thereon. /s/ E.A. Corbet, H.T. Corbet. Ack. 3 April 1867 before Wm. P. Curtis, Notary Public of St.Louis Co. MO, by Eben A. Corbet and Kate T. Korbet. Filed June 3 and recorded June 6, 1867. (FHL film 913,893; SLC 7/14/2014)
      G-462: James Duncan & wife to G.A. Kenamore. 29 April 1869, James Duncan and Mary F. Duncan his wife of City and County of St.Louis, MO, to Grant A. Kenamore of Dent Co. MO, for $200 paid, sell parcel of land in Dade Co. MO, the following described land situated in town of Salem in Dent Co. MO, viz, Lots No.2 and 3 in Block No.22 west side of the creek containing 1/2 acre more or less with all improvements thereon, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan, Mary F. Duncan. Wit. R.H. Spencer. Ack. 29 April 1869 before Richd. H. Spencer, Notary Public in St.Louis Co. MO by James Duncan and Mary F. Duncan, and she relinquished her dower. Recorded May 3, 1869. (FHL film 913,893; have jpg image; SLC 6/5/2015)

 

Iron Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/14/2014; have JPG images)
      A-450/451: 13 May 1858, Francis Duncan and Ann his wife of City of St. Louis, MO, of 1st part, to Harvey B. Belt and John G. Priest of City of St.Louis, MO, of 2nd part, and the Pilot Knob Iron Co. of 3rd part, for the debt and trust created and for $1 paid them by parties of 2nd part, sell parcel of ground in town of Pilot Knob in Iron Co. MO, Lot No.3 in Block No.16, with appurtenances, in trust, that the said Francis Duncan has executed and delivered to said Pilot Knob Iron Company 3 promissory notes bearing even date herewith, each for $25 payable in one, two and three years after date and bearing interest at 6% per annum from date, said notes are executed for part of the purchase money for the property hereinbefore described, now should the said notes be paid according to their tenet, then this deed shall be void and the property hereinbefore conveyed shall be released at the cost of parties of first part, but should default be made in the payment of same, then this deed shall remain in force, and parties of 2nd part or in the event that by their death, absence from the state, or any other cause they be incompacitated or disqualified for the performance of the duties of this trust, which is established by affidavit of any two creditable persons ... of said St.Louis Co., then the Sheriff for the time being of St.Louis Co. may proceed to sell for cash the property hereinbefore described to highest bidder .... /s/ Frank Duncan, Anna Duncan. Ack. 24 May 1858 by Francis Duncan and Anna his wife before Ashton P. Johnson, Notary Public, St. Louis Co. MO. Filed for record Aug. 1, 1858 and recorded Sept. 20, 1858. (FHL film 914,417)
      B-686/687: 13 May 1858, the Pilot Knob Iron Co., a corporate body in state of MO, to Francis Duncan of City of St.Louis, MO, for $100 paid, sell parcel of ground in town of Pilot Knob, Iron Co. MO, Lot No.3 in Block No.16, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ J.S. McCune. Wit. Jos. S. Pease, Secretary of P.K.I.Co. Ack. 17 May 1858 by John S. McCune before Ashton P. Johnston, Notary Public, St.Louis Co. MO. Filed and recorded 23 March 1860. (FHL film 914,417)
 

Jefferson Co. MO Deeds (FHL film 965,023)
      G-183/4: 9 Jan. 1845, Sheriff sold land of T.O?. Duncan and F.P. Clay, 40 acres, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.17, Twp. 40, Range 3, for unpaid 1842 taxes, $64.
      H-13: 27 April 1845, Forrest Shepherd of New Hanover City and County, CT, to Thomas O. Duncan of St. Louis, MO, $50, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 17?, Twp. 40, Range 3E; this was land of Clay sold by sheriff to John S. Mathews for taxes, G-183/184.
      H-14: 25 April 1845, Jno. S. Matthews of Jefferson Co. MO to Thomas O. Duncan, $50, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 17, Twp. 40N, Range 3E, recorded Book G, pg. 183/4.
 

Lincoln Co. MO records
      Will of James Duncan dated 9 Oct. 1842, left 1/2 estate to son John S. Duncan and other 1/2 to my oldest dau. Frances (Franky) Wright; also name Squire Boone who is in St. Louis; exec. John Duncan; wit. Elizabeth Miller, Susan C. Highsmith, recorded 25 Oct. 1842 in Lincoln Co. MO Will Book A, pg.117. (pg.7, Vol.23, 6/1974, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin)
      Marriage of George C. Bowen (Bower?) of St. Louis Co. on 1 Feb. 1849 to Sarah Jane Duncan, mar. at John Duncan's, father of bride, recorded in Lincoln Co. MO Marriage Book B. (pg.14, Vol.29, 12/1975, "MO Pioneers," FHL book 977.8 D2h, from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin)
 

Maries Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/16/2014; have JPG images)
      G-36/38: Joseph Franklin and Sophia Franklin his wife of Maries Co. MO for $3,000 paid by James Duncan of county and city of St.Louis, sell to said James Duncan real estate in Maries Co. MO, the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W containing 40 acres, the W 1/2 Lot No.7 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.39 Range 10W containing 40 acres and 84/100, the E 1/2 Lot No.7 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.39 Range 10W containing 42 acres and 59/100, W 1/2 Lot No.7 of NW 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.39 Range 9W containing 46 acres and 36/100, the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W containing 80 acres, the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W containing 20 acres, the NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.31 in Twp.40 Range 9 containing 80 acres, and 10 acres off and described as begin. at SE corner of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W at a stake running 4 poles to West to a stake, then 40 poles north to a stake, then 40 poles east to a stake, then 40 poles south to the beginning containing 10 acres, reserving parcel of land beg. at NW corner of NE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W, then South to a stake 20 poles to a stake, then 160 poles east to a stake, then north 20 poles to a stake, then west 160 poles to the beginning so as to include 20 acres off of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 and NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.40 Range 9W which has been sold by W.J. Roberson heretofore by deed 8 March 1850 to Edward Moss now recorded in Maries Co. MO in Book A pgs.214 & 215 & 216, containing in all 339 acres and 79/100 of an acre, warrant title. 3 Sept. 1868. /s/ Joseph Franklin, Sophia Franklin. Ack. 3 Sept. 1868 before John D. Jones, J.P. of Maries Co. MO. Filed Sept. 30, 1868. (FHL film 913,475)
 

Pike Co. MO Deed (FHL film 974,437)
      D-133: 14 Aug. 1832, Robert Duncan and wife Sally of City and Co. of St. Louis, MO, to Thomas Hunter of Pike Co. MO, $220, 160 acres, being NW 1/4 Sec.13 T53N R2W patented to Robert Duncan on 10 Dec. 1827; mortgage, due $100 to be paid by Thomas Hunter 25 Dec. 1832; both signed in St. Louis. Wit. D.E. Guyler.
 

Scotland Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/17/2014; have JPG images)
      J-379/380: 23 June 1862, Robert C. Trimble and Winey Caroline Trimble his wife of Scotland Co. MO to John A. Ubsdell and Charles Pierson of City and County of New York and state of New York, and William Barr, James Duncan and Edward J. Cubbage of St. Louis, MO, for $2500 paid, sell tracts or parcels of land in Scotland Co. MO, the W 1/2 and SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.23, also E 1/2 of E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.22, also 20 acres, being S end of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.27 and 40 acres bounded beg. at NE corner of NW 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.64 Range 11W, then running S 26-2/3 rods, then parallel with the section line dividing sections 23? from 26, west 240 rods, then north 26-2/3 rods, then east along said section line to the beginning, all 3 tracts in Twp.64 Range 11W in Scotland Co., with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Robert C. Trimble, Winey C. Trimble. Ack. 26 June 1862 by Robert C. Trimble and Winnie C. Trimble his wife before John C. Collins, Presiding Justice of County Court. Filed for record June 27, 1862. (FHL film 1,014,503)
      J-381: Robert C. Trimble of Scotland Co. MO for $300 paid by James Duncan of city and county of St.Louis, MO, sell personal property, about 9 acres of corn growing, 4 acres of oats growing, 6 acres of timothy and Hungarian grass growing, one harrow, one two-horse diamond plow, one shovel plow, one one horse diamond plow, two bedsteads, one cooking stove and utensils thereto belonging, one cupboard, 17 head of hogs, one mowing scythe, one cradle scythe, one beaureau, one stack of old timothy hay, one cow 5 years old and calf, one loom, two spinning wheels and chicken and garden truck, the growing corn above stated to be well attended until 1 Sept. 1862 by me and the oats and hay growing and stated above to be cut and stacked by me, said crops are on the farm and so is the ballance of the personally property above mentioned this day sold by me to Ubsdell Pierson & Co. which farm is in Scotland Co. MO, to have the desribed personal property to the said James Duncan, his heirs and assigns forever, warrant title. 23 June 1862. /s/ Robert C. Trimble. Ack. 26 June 1862 by Robert c. Trimble before John C. Collins, presiding Justice of Scotland Co. MO County Court. Filed for record June 27, 1862. (FHL film 1,014,503)
      K-243/244: Quit Claim deed, Rented and sold by George Knopp and C?. St. Louis? 11 Feb. 1864, Charles Pierson and Julia F. Pierson of city & county of New York, state of New York, to John A. Websdell? of city and county of New York, State of NY, William Barr, James Duncan and Edward J. Cubbage of city and county of St.Louis, MO, for $30 paid, sell tracts or parcels of ground for $30 paid, release and quit claim tracts or parcels of ground in Scotland Co. MO, the W 1/2 and SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.23, also E 1/2 of E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.22, also 20 acres being the south end of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.27 and 40 acres bounded beg. at NE corner of NW 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.64 Range 11W, then running south 26 and 2/3 rods "(20-2/3)", then parallel with section line dividing Sec.23 from 26 West 240 rods, then north 26-2/3 rods, then east along said section line to the beginning, all tracts situate in Twp.64 Range 11W in Scotland Co., being the same property conveyed by Robert C. Trimble and wife to Ubsdell Pierson & Co. by deed 23 June 1862 and recorded in Scotland Co. Book J pages 379 & 380, with appurtenances. /s/ Charles Pierson, Julia F. Pierson. Wit. Edwin F. Covey, Susie Jasson. Ack. 11 Feb. 1864 by Charles Pierson and Julia F. Pierson his wife before Edward F. Covey, Commissioner resident in City of New York. Filed for record March 11, 1864. (FHL film 1,014,503)
      M-210/211: 20 March 1866, John A. Ubsdell and Genevieve Ubsdell his wife of city and county of New York, state of NY, to William Barr, James Duncan and Edward J. Cubbage of city and county of St. Louis, MO, for $30 paid, release and quit claim tracts or parcels of land in Scotland Co. MO, the W 1/2 and SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.23, also E 1/2 of E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec.22, also 20 acres being the south end of the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.27, and 40 acres beg. at NE corner of NW 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.64 Range 11W, then running south 26-2/3 rods, then parallel with section line dividing Sec. 23 from 26 west 240 rods, then north 26-2/3 rods, then east along said section line to the beginning, all in Twp.64 Range 11W in Scotland Co., with appurtenances. /s/ John A. Ubsdell, Genevieve Ubsdell. Ack. 20 March 1866 by John A. Ubsdell and Genevieve Ubsdell his wife before Francis W. Rawle (Raiole?), Notary Public, St.Louis Co. MO. Filed for record May 9, 1866. (FHL film 1,014,504)
      M-210/211: 20 March 1866, John A. Ubsdell and Genevieve Ubsdell his wife of city and county of New York, state of NY, to William Barr, James Duncan and Edward J. Cubbage of city and county of St. Louis, MO, for $30 paid, release and quit claim tracts or parcels of land in Scotland Co. MO, the W 1/2 and SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.23, also E 1/2 of E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec.22, also 20 acres being the south end of the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.27, and 40 acres beg. at NE corner of NW 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.64 Range 11W, then running south 26-2/3 rods, then parallel with section line dividing Sec. 23 from 26 west 240 rods, then north 26-2/3 rods, then east along said section line to the beginning, all in Twp.64 Range 11W in Scotland Co., with appurtenances. /s/ John A. Ubsdell, Genevieve Ubsdell. Ack. 20 March 1866 by John A. Ubsdell and Genevieve Ubsdell his wife before Francis W. Rawle (Raiole?), Notary Public, St.Louis Co. MO. Filed for record May 9, 1866. (FHL film 1,014,504)
      M-211/212: 20 March 1866, John A. Ubsdell and Genevieve Ubsdell his wife of city and county of New York, state of NY, to William Barr, James Duncan and Edward J. Cubbage of city and county of St.Louis, MO, for $30 paid, release and quit claim tracts or parcels of land in Scotland Co. MO, the south part of NW 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.64 Range 11W containing 134 acres, also west 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.64 Range 11W containing 40 acres, also middle portion or part of east 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.64 Range 11W containing 46 acres, together with 1/3 of crops raised thereon in the year 1865, with appurtenances. /s/ John A. Ubsdell, Genevieve Ubsdell. Ack. 20 March 1866 by John A. Ubsdell and Genevieve Ubsdell his wife before Francis W. Rowle, Notary Public, St.Louis Co. MO. Filed for record May 9, 1866. (FHL film 1,014,504)
      P-26/27: 11 Oct. 1867, John Dunkin and Elizabeth Dunkin his wife of Scotland Co. MO, to William G. Downing of St.Louis Co. MO, for $500 paid, sell real estate in Scotland Co. MO, the W 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.22 Twp.65 Range 12W, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Dunkin, Elizabeth Dunkin. Ack. 11 Oct. 1867 by John Dunkin and Elizabeth Dunkin before Samuel W. Birch, Notary Public of St.Louis Co. MO. Filed for record Oct. 12, 1867. (FHL film 1,014,506)
 

Jo Daviess Co. IL Records:
      Wright, Hezekiah and Mary his wife (formerly Mary Brown) acknowledged execution of a deed to Robert Duncan of a lot in the county & city of St. Louis, 14 Oct. 1831, recorded pg.71, Jo Daviess Co. IL Probate Records July 1828 to Aug. 1837. (pg.245, Vol.16, 1984, "IL State Gen. Society Journal" from Evelyn Sigler 5/1985)
 

Macoupin Co. IL Deeds (SLC 12/12/2013)
      AG-589/591: John A. Ubsdell and Jane Ubsdell his wife of City & County of New York and State of New York, William Barr, Jesse R. Barr his wife, James Duncan, Mary F. Duncan his wife, Edwd. J. Cubbage and Eliza R. Cubbage his wife of City and Co. of St.Louis, MO, are seized in fee of certain tracts of land in State of IL, NOW, we the said John A. Ubsdell, Jane Ubsdell, William Barr, Jessie R. Barr, James Duncan, Mary F. Duncan, Edwd.J. Cubbage and Eliza R. Cubbage have appointed Joseph Franklin of City and Co. of St.Louis, MO, our attorney to lease, let, sell or demise the said tracts of land in the state afsd to such person and for such yearly and other rents as he shall think fit or otherwise to sell ... in fee simple ... and to make conveyances etc., 15 Jan. 1864. /s/ Jno. A. Ubsdell, Jane Ubsdell, William Barr, Jessie R. Barr, James Duncan, Mary F. Duncan, Edward J. Cubbage, Eliza R. Cubbage. Wit. Edwin F. Corey as to Jane & John M. Ubsdell, John A. Ubsdell Jr. Ack. 12 Feb. 1864 by John A. Ubsdell and Jane Ubsdell his wife before Edwin F. Corey, Notary Public for state of NY. Ack. 15 Jan. 1864 by William Barr and Jessie R. Barr his wife, James Duncan and Mary F. Duncan his wife, Edwd. J. Cubbage and Eliza R. Cubbage his wife, before Richd. H. Spencer, Notary Public for St. Louis Co., MO. Recorded March 4, 1864. (FHL film 1,320,397)
 

Madison Co. IL Deeds (SLC 12/12/2013)
      21-32/33: 25 March 1840, James Duncan and Elizabeth his wife of Madison Co. IL to John M. Rose, Thomas McKnight and Gregory Dillon, all of City of New York, State of New York, for $600 paid, sell parcel of land in Madison Co. IL, the North 1/3 part of NW 1/4 and North 1/3 part of W 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.4N Range 5W to be laid off by a line running parallel with northern line of said Sec.4 ... excepting out of this conveyance that part of said tract heretofore sold by Alexander Johnson to Benjamin Rimmer, with appurtenances, provided that James Duncan has executed 3 promissory notes payable to order of Rose McNight & Co. in 1, 2 and 3 years, after their respective dates which is 10 March 1840, each for $200 with interest, now if the 3 notes are satisfied, this is void. /s/ James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan. Wit. James Blair, Jno. Johnston. Ack. 13 April 1840 before Wm. Carr Lane, Mayor of city of St. Louis, St. Louis Co. MO. Recorded April 15, 1840. (FHL film 484,056)
      21-49/51: 11 April 1840, James Duncan and Elizabeth his wife of Madison Co. IL to Henry Wood of Boston, Suffolk Co. MA, for $500 paid, sell parcels of land in Madison Co. IL, 40 acres of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.33 Twp.5N Range 5W, also NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.4N Range 5W containing 38-13/100 acres, also part of NW 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.4N Range 5W beg. at NW corner then south 53 rods to a stone corner, ... containing 25 acres, and in all 103-13/100 acres, with appurtenances, upon the condition that if party of first part pay party of second part $500 per notes executed this day, one at 1 year for $166.67, one at 2 years for $166.66, and one at 3 years for $166.67, with interest at 6%, total $500, this is void. ... /s/ James Duncan, Elizabith Duncan. Wit. James Blair, Jno. Johnston. Ack. 13 April 1840 before Wm. Carr Lane, Mayor of City of St. Louis, St. Louis Co. MO. Recorded May 12, 1840. (FHL film 484,056)
      27-455/457: 13 Sept. 1845, James M. Wight, a special commissioner appointed by circuit court of Winnebago Co. in the Chancery Suit on behalf of Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, William Primrose and Elizabeth Primrose his wife, George Porter and Elspet Porter his wife, and unknown heirs and devisees of James Duncan decd, to release and convey to Alexander Ferguson all the interest which the said Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, William Primrose and Elizabeth Primrose his wife, George Porter and Elspet Porter his wife, and the unknown heirs and devisees of James Duncan decd. all or any of them have or by any possibility might have to several tracts or parcels of land of the first part, to Alexander Ferguson of City of St.Louis, MO. Whereas David Chalmers, William Sitle?, John George Grals, Robert Cotler, Peter Williamson, Alexander Foulertan, Alexander Smith, Thos. Chalmers and Nathaniel Huguhon? as directors of the Aberdeen North American Investment and Loan Company, lately, on 8 Feb. 1845, filed their bill of complaint on the chancery side of said Circuit Court of Winnebago Co. against Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, William Primrose and Elizabeth Primrose his wife, George Porter and Elspet Porter his wife, Alexander Ferguson, and the unknown heirs and devisees of James Duncan decd, setting forth that one William Taylor late of city of St.Louis decd, in his lifetime as agent of the complainants but in his own name purchased diverse parcels of land in Winnebago Co. IL, and after purchase, William Taylor died seized of the legal title of said land but as trustee of said complainant ... leaving as his heirs at law Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, Elizabeth Primrose wife of William Primrose and Elspet Porter wife of George Porter, that said William Taylor by his last will devised his real estate to Alexander Ferguson afsd and to James Duncan now decd but then of city of New Orleans LA, which will after the death of said William Taylor was duly admitted to probate and recorded in the Parish and city of New Orleans, LA, and after the admission of the will to probate, the said James Duncan had died, the heirs and division unknown to said complainants, the complainants praying the Court of Chancery would decree the said Isabella Taylor, George Taylor, William Primrose and Elizabeth his wife, George Porter and Elspet his wife, Alexander Ferguson, and the unknown heirs and devisees of James Duncan decd, to convey and release the tracts of land to Alexander Ferguson or such other persons ... and the Circuit Court on Chancery sitting on 21 April 1845 by its decree ... required ... to make a deed to Alexander Ferguson ... and they having neglected to do this, ... appointed a special commissioner, James M. Wight, in behalf of (the above), for $1, sell tracts or parcels of land in Madison Co. IL, equal undivided 1/4 of W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.27 and equal undivided 1/2 of N 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.34 Twp.3 Range 1W, with appurtenances ... to Alexander Ferguson. /s/ James M. Wight. Wit. S.M. Church. Ack. 13 Sept. 1845 before Selden M. Church, Clerk, Winnebago Co. IL. Recorded Oct. 20, 1845. (FHL film 484,059)
 

Morgan Co. IL Deed (FHL film 1,317,665, SLC 1/13/1988 and 9/14/2013)
      T-99/100: 8 July 1841, Thomas O. Duncan and Jane E. Duncan his wife to Charles Collins, all of City of St.Louis, for $1,000 paid, sell tracts of land in Scott and Morgan Co. IL, NE 1/4 Sec.21 containing 160 acres, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.22 containing 80 acres, Lot No.6? (3?) of NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.5 containing 432-70/100 acres, W 1/2 Lots No.142? (1&2?) of NE 1/4 of Sec.6 containing 80 acres, all of Twp.15N Range 12W, the whole containing 752-72/100 acres more or less, warrant title, which they acquired by an entry made at land office at Springfield, IL, July 28, 1836. /s/ T.O. Duncan, J.E. Duncan. Ack. 8 July 1841 before Christopher Gorvey, Notary Public of St.Louis Co. MO. Recorded July 27, 1841. (MAD: m. Jane Esthe Saunders 1831 St. Louis Co. MO) (FHL film 1,317,665)
 

Pike Co. IL Deed (FHL film 1,313,481)
      4-17: 21 July 1819, James Barnes of Town & Co. of St. Louis, MO, to Robert Duncan of same, for $60, 160 acres, NW 1/4 Sec.22 T6N R1W in Military tract, granted to James Morris by Patent 6 Oct. 1817, recorded Vol.4 pg.70 (73?).
 

Scott Co. IL Deed (SLC 9/13/2013)
      D-421/422: 5 Oct. 1848, Thomas O. Duncan and Jane E. Duncan his wife of St.Louis, MO, by J.M. Lucas their attorney, to Bezaleel Gillett of Morgan Co. IL, for $500 paid, sell real estate in Scott Co. IL, the N 1/2 Lot No.3 Block 19, also Lot No.2 in Blk. No.11, also Lot No.1 in Block No.10, also N 1/2 Lot 2 in Blk. 10, also 2 half lots in Blk.18, also all other lots which Thomas T. January and wife deeded to me and which will more fully appear by reference to said deed as recorded in Morgan Co. from said T.T. January, all of said lots in the town of Naples "(old Plot)" in Scott Co. IL, with appurtenances. /s/ T.O. Duncan, Jane E. Duncan, by their attorney J.M. Lucas. Wit. J.H. Berry. Ack. 5 Aug. 1848 before Joseph H. Berry, Probate J.P. of Scott Co. IL. Recorded Oct. 5, 1848. (FHL film 1,311,762)
 

Fleming Co. KY Will (FHL film 344,039)
      C-145: 5 April 1824, will of Margaret Duncan; weak and afflicted in body; my daughter Margaret Holvey of Allegany Co. PA $200 specie and interest of $500 annually of proceeds of the farm whereon she now resides for her life, then if they outlive her the amount in full for interest and benefit of Elizabeth Finley, wife of David D. Finley, and Sarah Gibson, if (they) not (survive her), then for use and benefit of their respective heirs; to my grandson David Clarke $200 and my granddaughter Hannah Rheames $200 and to her daughter Margaret Logan $100 and to Mary Campbell $200; to Sarah Gibson all my furniture, etc; to David D. Harley (Hurley?) my grandson $300 specie, to his daughter Margaret $100, to his daughter Martha $100, and to my daughter Hannah Findley and son Samuel Duncan $1 each, they having already received a larger portion than any of the legatees above named; to my granddaughter Sarah Gibson the amount due me on two bonds executed to me by Triplett & Early, one for $700 and one for $200 with the interest now accrued and that may hereafter accrue until paid; to Abraham Clarke $100; to Margaret Chitsey $200; all the papers relative to my 'Town' property in Saint Louis, State of MO, be placed in the hands of David D. Finley to make what use of them his discretion may direct. Appoint friends James Young Esqr. and George Stewart Esqr. of Pittsburg, Allegahny (sic) County, PA, and William P. Fleming of Fleming Co. KY executors. Wit. John C. Cassidy, Marquis D. Cornby. Prob. 5 July 1824.
 

Madison Co. KY Deeds (FHL film 183,295)
      Z-453: 8 Aug. 1842, Frederick Hyatt of St. Louis Co. MO to Elizabeth Duncan of Madison Co. KY, for love, Elizabeth the wife of William Duncan, and on account of the last request of my deceased wife Martha Hyatt, give to Elizabeth Duncan the sole use and benefit of my negro woman Matilda for life; in case negro woman Matilda outlive Elizabeth, then Matilda and her increase hereafter born shall be for the benefit of children of Catharine Duncan decd. formerly the wife of said William Duncan and sister to said Elizabeth Duncan and Martha Hyatt decd, to wit, Caroline, George H., William, Archibald K., and Susan Catharine Duncan. Wit. Thomas Thorp (sic).
      Z-454: 8 Aug. 1842, Frederick Hyatt of St. Louis Co. MO to Emma Tharp, wife of Thomas Tharp (sic), for love and on account of the last request of my deceased wife Martha Hyatt, sister of Emma Tharp, negro child Eliza, the dau. of Matilda, and $100 this day paid Emma, for life of Emma and then to Emma's children in equal parts forever. Wit. William Duncan.
 

Philadelphia Co. PA Orphan's Court Settlements (FHL film 1,298,645)
      40-15, #42: 21 Nov. 1845, estate of Margaret Duncan, settlement; notice 30 Sept. 1845 by Laetita Duncan, admx. de bonis non cum testamento annexo of Margaret Duncan decd; expenses include two journeys from St. Louis to Philadelphia and back on business of estate; sale of lot on High Street; balance to be distributed ... (no names); James Hanna Esq. appointed auditor to make distribution.
 

"New York Times," New York, New York, 17 Sep 1861 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      Obituary. DUNCAN.- At St. Louis, Mo., on Thursday, Sept. 12 [1861], THOMAS R., eldest son of JAMES and MARY DUNCAN, in the 13th year of his age.
 

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HISTORIES before 1923

1908 "A history of Missouri from the earliest explorations and settlements until the admission of the state into the Union" 3 Vols., by Louis Houck, pub. by R.R. Donnelley (FHL book 977.8 H2h and films 1,697,679 items 2-3 and 1,320,710 item 1; from Louis Boone 1984)
      Pg.56-7: Chapter on Colonel George Morgan, who came to upper Louisiana with a view of establishing an American colony in the Spanish possessions near the mouth of the Ohio, ... visited St. Louis in connection with this project. [ca 1792 from footnote about Perez, who wrote a letter regarding Col. Morgan's visit.] [continuation of footnote 116, apparently of very early settlers in St. Louis area] ... Prior to and in 1803, other residents were: ... Robert Simpson bought property here prior to 1805; ... Mathew and John Kerr; ... [many French names, some with occupations] ... Robert Duncan; ...
      Pg.64-9: Chapter on St. Ferdinand, Dunegant, Bellefontaine: When the US took possession of Louisiana, the St. Louis district embraced all the territory between the Maramec and the Missouri and extended indefinitely west. The largest settlement in the district outside of St. Louis was St. Ferdinand, or San Fernando de Florissant (on Cold Water river). ... This region was known as Florissant ... long before it received the name of St. Ferdinand. [Footnote, pg.67-68] ... In addition to these we find the following American settlers, either in the village and south of fork of the Missouri river, or in the adjacent territory: Edmond Hodges, who was syndic in the neighborhood in 1787; ... William Musick (1795), from Kaskaskia, also David and Thomas R. Musick, David was also at Marais des Liards in 1797, and part of the family on Feefee in 1800; ... Thomas Williams (1797), on the Maramec and Williams creek in 1800; Samuel, William, and Amos Duncan (1797), Amos afterwards removed to Pearl river in the Mississippi territory; ... Thomas Hooper (1797); ... [other Hodge names in 1798, "all these seem to have been on the Missouri near the town;"] ... Others here at an early date: ... Joel L. Musick; ....
      Vol.2, pg.166, or pg.334, Spanish Regime in Missouri: Pierre Duncan, oath taken 14 May 1793 at New Madrid, Fort Celeste. Pg.338 says this may be Prior Duncan who was a settler in north MO during the War of 1812 at Fort Hampstead. ... (pg.?) Kaskaskia, in Randolph Co. IL, across the river from St. Genevieve Co. MO. Several settlers came from Kaskaskia IL into St. Louis MO at an early time.
 

1906 "The Book of St.Louisans : A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of St.Louis" Edited by John W. Leonard, Pub. St.Louis, The St.Louis Republic, 1906; Copyright, 1906, by Albert Nelson Marquis (Google Books 8/6/2009, Harvard College Library book, US 25460. 20; some from CA State Library, Sutro Branch, book F474 S2 B6 1906)
      Pg.167-168: DUNCAN, Abner Harvey, president of Mayfield Woolen Mills Clothing Co.; born in Callaway Co., Ky., May, 1843, son of Crawford A. and Elizabeth (Harvey) Duncan; educated in school at Murray, Ky.; married, Henry Co., Tenn., Jan., 1869, Laura Henry; children, Crawford Henry, Mrs. Wm. Everett, Mrs J.B. Rogers. Enlisted in Confederate Army on breaking out of war, and was 2d lieutenant in Third Kentucky Regiment, serving under Generals Hood and Forrest. After war located in Tennessee where was engaged in farming, general merchandise and drug business, and from 1889 to Nov., 1904, was vice-president of Paris (Tenn.) Medicine Co.; came to St.Louis from Paris, Tenn., May, 1900, and is now president of the Mayfield Woolen Mills Clothing Co., converters of raw wool into men's, boys' and children's clothing. Also vice-president Standard Adding Machine Co. Democrat. Member Christian (Disciples) Church. Mason, 32 deg., Knight Templar and Shriner. Member Tennessee and Kentucky Society of St.Louis, Mercantile. Office: Cor. 9th and Washington Ave. Residence: 4309 W. Pine Boul.
      DUNCAN, Guilford, vice-president The Ludlow-Saylor Wire Co.; born St.Louis, Feb. 27, 1878; son of William and Frances Smith (Pickering) Duncan; educated in St.Louis public schools until 1893, Smith Academy, 1893-96, Yale University, 1896-1900, A.B., 1900; married, St.Louis, 1903, Emma L. Aull. Entered employ of The Ludlow-Saylor Wire Co., in 1900, serving in various capacities at the factory until 1902, when was made secretary of the company, and so continued until close of 1905, when was elected vice-president, the company being manufacturers of all kinds of wire work, window screen cloth, and ornamental brass, copper and steel work. Presbyterian. Clubs: University, Missouri Athletic. Office: Newstead Ave. and Wabash R.R. Residence: Doris Apartments, Boyle and Maryland Ave.
      DUNCAN, William, manufacturer, capitalist; born Birkenhead, England, Aug. 20, 1845; son of Robert and Mary (Thompson) Duncan; educated in St.Louis public schools and Jones Commercial College; married, St.Louis, Aug. 4, 1864, Fannie S. Pickering; children, Mrs. Joseph W. Jacob, Mrs. Frank Low, Guilford, Mrs. R. Calvin Dobson. Began business career in railroad service, 1863, as clerk in employ of Ohio & Mississippi R.R., at East St.Louis, Ill.; appointed general freight agent, same road, with offices in St.Louis, 1872; appointed vice-president of Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Ry., a consolidation of the Ohio & Mississippi Ry. and the Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore R.R., in 1893; resigned 1896, to engage in manufacturing business; now president Charter Oak Stove and Range Co., and of The Ludlow-Saylor Wire Co,; director and member executive committee Bell Telephone Co., of Missouri; director Merchants' Bridge and Terminal Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Mercantile, Glen Echo. Office: Charter Oak S. & R. Co., or Ludlow-Saylor Wire Co. Residence: 4481 Westminster Pl.
 
      Pg.140: CULBERTSON, Stephen Duncan, jeweler; born in Perry Co., Pa., Oct. 12, 1846; son of David Hayes and Mary Galbraith (Linn) Culbertson; removed to Philadelphia, 1849; to Princeton, Ia., 1860, to Carroll Co., Ia., 1869; educated in public and private schools, Princeton, Ia., and Monmouth (Ill.) College; married, Princeton, Ia., Feb. 1, 1872, Mary Eliza Hess; children, Stephen Roy, Robert Hayes, Cornelia May, Ethel Burchard, Rolla McCloskey and Linn Nicholls. Left college in 1869, to engage in stock business in Carroll Co., Ia. In 1883 formed partnership with George J. Hess in jewelry business in St.Louis, and the business was incorporated Mar. 2, 1904, as the Hess & Culbertson Jewelry Co., of which is vice-president and treasurer. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason (Knight Templar, Scottish Rite, and Shriner); member Royal Arcanum, St.Louis Legion of Honor, Royal League. Club: Mercantile. Office: 320 N. 6th St. Residence: 1709 Cora Ave.
      Pg.142-143: CURLEE, Shelley Hammond, clothing manufacturer; born Corinth, Miss., Aug. 29, 1868; son of William P. and Mary (Boone) Curlee; educated in public schools of Mississippi; married, Corinth, Miss., June 7, 1893, Luella Duncan; one son, S.H., Jr. Began business career as traveling salesman for Janis, Saunders & Co., dry goods, St.Louis, covering Texas and Indian Territory, 1890-97; in 1897 joined in organizing the Corinth Clothing Manufacturing Co., of which was vice-president and general manager; and in 1900, joined in organization of the present corporation, the Corinth Woolen Mills, manufacturers of pants and children's clothing, of which he is president. Office: 1128-1130 Washington Ave. Residence: 5736 Clemmons Ave. (MAD: Corinth, Alcorn Co. MS)
      Pg.147: DAVIS, Charles Richard Harding, president C.R.H. Davis Real Estate Co.; born Macomb, Ill., Sept. 4, 1859; son of William P. and Nancy Thomas (Duncan) Davis; educated in common schools, and two years at Simpson College, Indianola, Ia.; married, St.Louis, Jan. 2, 1889, Etta Alma Carroll; one son, Kenneth Massey. Began business life as clerk in Bedford, Iowa, May, 1878; went to Colo., winter of 1879, and engaged in drug business, under firm name of Davis & Baehr, at Alamosa; purchased Baehr's interest in 1880; closed out in Alamosa in 1882; was salesman for Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co., Oct., 1882, to Jan. 1, 1889; sincse then engaged in real estate business (not as agent), buying, selling, building and handling subdivisions on own account. President C.R.H. Davis Real Estate Co., Royal Investment Co., Federal Investment Co. Member Merchants' Exchange. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Mercantile, Glen Echo Country. Office: Wainwright Bldg. Residence: 5221 Washington Boul. (MAD: Macomb, McDonough Co. IL)
      Pg.302: JACOB, Joseph Winship, vice-president Charter Oak Stove & Range Co.; born Circleville, O., July 7, 1861; son of John Thomas and Martha (Gill) Jacob; educated in St.Louis public schools until age of 15; married, St.Louis, Oct. 27, 1890, Nettie Lyle Duncan. Began as errand boy in retail store in St.Louis at age of 15; afterward collector and salesman in same store. Left to go into railroad business as freight solicitor with Ohio & Mississippi R.R., and when that road was consolidated with Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern R.R., was appointed agent of the consolidation at St.Louis; resigned, 1897, to go into manufacturing business with the Charter Oak Stove & Range Co., in the sales department, and in 1903 was elected vice-president of the company. Congregationalist. Club: Mercantile. Office: 1433 N. Main St.
      Pg.469: POWELL, German Green, vice-president F.A. Steer Furnishing Goods Co.; born on farm near Lebanon, Tenn., July 13, 1859; son of William T. and Sarah J. (Duncan) Powell; educated in country schools, Lebanon, Tenn.; married, St.Louis, Nov. 25, 1887, May Berry; one daughter, Marguerite. Lived on farm until 19 years old. Came to St.Louis in 1881, and in 1882 entered employ of Mr. F.A. Steer in furnishing goods business; became partner in 1884 in one of the branch stores, since consolidated at the present address, and since incorporation of the business has been vice-president and manager of the company. Office: 213-215 N. Broadway. Residence: 4576 W. Pine St. (MAD: Lebanon, Wilson Co. TN)
      Pg.500: RUNYON, Van Leer, cashier Fourth National Bank; born Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1846; son of Benjamin M. and Mary E. (Dunkin) Runyon; educated in St.Louis public schools and Washington University until 1863; married, Prairie du Rocher, Dec. 19, 1868, Euphrasie Clarke; children, Benjamin M., Clement D., Van L., Jr., Mrs. Lucien M. Harris, Robert A., Caroline P., Sidney L. Has been resident of St.Louis from childhood, and was engaged in various mercantile and financial pursuits until 1893; assistant cashier of the Continental National Bank, 1893-96, and of the Fourth National Bank, June, 1896-1905; elected cashier Jan. 9, 1905, which position still holds. Member Merchants' Exchange. Office: 222 N. 4th St. Residence: 5089 Westminster Pl. (MAD: Nashville, Davidson Co. TN)
 

1912 "The Book of St.Louisans : A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of St.Louis" Second Edition, 1912. Revised, Enlarged and Brought Down to date. Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis. Pub. Chicago, A.N. Marquis & Company, 1912. (Google Books 8/6/2009; from New York Public Library book; pgs.169-170 also from Vivian Ruegge 2/1984; some from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983)
      Pg.169-170: DUNCAN, Abner Harvey, retired; born in Callaway Co., Ky., May, 1843; son of Crawford A. and Elizabeth (Harvey) Duncan; educated in school at Murray, Ky.; married Henry Co., Tenn., January, 1869, Laura Henry; children: Crawford Henry, Mary (Mrs. William Everett), Lucy (Mrs J.B. Rogers). Enlisted in Confederate Army on breaking out of Civil War, and was second lieutenant in Third Kentucky Regiment, serving under Generals Hood and Forrest. After war located in Tennessee, where was engaged in farming, general merchandise and drug business, and from 1889 to November, 1904, was vice president of Paris (Tenn.) Medicine Co.; came to St.Louis May. 1900. and was president of the Mayfield Woolen Mills Clothing Co. until 1909. Democrat. Member Tennessee and Kentucky societies of St.Louis. Mason (32 deg.), Knight Templar, Shriner. Residence: Kirkwood, Mo.
      DUNCAN, Guilford, president The Ludlow-Saylor Wire Co.; born, St.Louis, Feb. 27, 1878; son of William and Frances Smith (Pickering) Duncan; educated in St.Louis public schools until 1893; Smith Academy, 1893-96; Yale University, 1896-1900, A.B. 1900; married, St.Louis, 1903, Emma L. Aull; one son: William Guilford. Entered employ of The Ludlow-Saylor Wire Co. in 1900, serving in various capacities at the factory until 1902, when was made secretary of the company; so continued until close of 1905, when was elected vice president, president May, 1912, the company being manufacturers of all kinds of wire work, window screen cloth and ornamental brass, copper and steel work. Presbyterian. Clubs: University, Missouri Athletic, Glen Echo. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: Newstead Ave, and Wabash R.R. Residence: 4711 Westminster Pl.
      DUNCAN, James P., assistant treasurer Buxton & Skinner Stationery Co.; born, Sidney, O.; son of John and Margaret (Fulton) Duncan; educated public and high schools, Sidney, and business college, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; married at Rutland, Vt., 1881, Candiee E. Cole, of Vermont; children: Robert C., James H., Andrew C., Miriam M. Began active career as clerk in store at Sidney; later spent two years in wholesale store of Cal Barker, Toledo, O.; served as deputy county treasurer Shelby Co., O.; removed to St.Louis, 1879, and was placed in charge of office work of R.D. Patterson & Co., becoming secretary and treasurer of the company; after business was sold to the Buxton & Skinner Stationery Co. was made assistant treasurer of latter concern. Member St.Louis Credit Men's Association. Democrat. Presbyterian. Recreation: horseback riding. Office: 306 N. 4th St. Residence: 5886 Clemens Ave. Summer Residence: Hill Crest Cottage, Arcadia, Mo. (MAD: Sidney, Shelby Co. OH)
      DUNCAN, John Harris, dermatologist; born, Columbia, Mo., Aug. 16, 1852; son of William H. and Susan W. (Harris) Duncan; student University of Missouri, 1865-69; A.M., William Jewell College, Missouri, 1872; M.D., University of Missouri, 1874; M.D., Bellevue Hospital Medical College (New York University), 1875; (L.L.D., William Jewell College, 1904); married S. Belle Dulany, of Hannibal, Mo., Dec. 21, 1881. Began practice at Columbia, Mo., 1875; professor physiology, University of Missouri, 1875-83; professor physiology and dermatology, University Medical College of Kansas City, 1883-93, St.Louis College Physicians and Surgeons, 1893-4; professor physiology, Barnes Medical College, St.Louis, 1898-1901; professor diseases of the skin and syphilis, Marion-Sims-Beaumont Medical College (St.Louis University), 1901 to 1908, Member American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Society (president 1896-1907), St.Louis Medical Society, St.Louis Medical Library Association (vice president since 1898); president Academy of Medicine, Kansas City, 1892. Democrat. Baptist. Club: Glen Echo. Office: Humboldt Bldg. Residence: Buckingham Hotel. (MAD: Columbia, Boone Co. MO)
      DUNCAN, Wayne Abel, president W.A. Duncan Land and Real Estate Co.; born, Memphis, Tenn., June 10, 1882; son of William A. and Katherine J. (Schultz) Duncan; graduated Memphis Grammar and High schools and from the preparatory school of Jones & Perry; matriculated in Law Department, University of Tennessee, graduating with degree of LL.B., 1902; married, Memphis, July 29, 1906, Norma M. Seifred; one daughter: Lady Claudia. Was traveling freight agent for Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Ry. at age of twenty; engaged in real estate business at Memphis for three years and in same line of business in St.Louis since 1906; president W.A. Duncan Land and Realty Co., successors to W.A. Rutledge Realty Co., formerly the Rutledge & Horton Realty Co., organized in 1881, and located at 1005 Chestnut St.; also president Rinehart Realty Co., Hillside Real Estate and Investment Co. Member St.Louis Real Estate Exchange. Democrat. Mason; member Sigma Alpha Epsilon college fraternity. Recreation: motoring. Office: 1005 Chestnut St. Residence: 3810 Westminster Pl. (MAD: Memphis, Shelby Co. TN)
      DUNCAN, William, manufacturer, capitalist; born, Birkenhead, England, Aug. 20, 1845; son of Robert and Mary (Thompson) Duncan; educated in St.Louis public schools and Jones Commercial College; married, St.Louis, Aug. 4, 1864, Fannie S. Pickering; children: Mrs. Joseph W. Jacob, Mrs. Frank Low, Guilford, Mrs. R. Calvin Dobson. Began business career in railroad service, 1863, as clerk in employ of Ohio & Mississippi R.R., at East St.Louis, Ill.; appointed general freight agent, same road, with offices in St.Louis, 1872; appointed vice president of Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Ry., a consolidation of the Ohio & Mississippi Ry. and the Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore R.R., in 1893; resigned, 1896, to engage in manufacturing business; now president Charter Oak Stone and Range Co. and chairman advisory board of the Ludlow-Saylor Wire Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Mercantile, Glen Echo. Recreation: golf. Office: 634 S Newstead Ave. Residence: 4481 Westminster Pl.
      Pg.140: CULBERTSON, Stephen Duncan, jeweler - not copied
      Pg.143: CURLEE, Shelley Hammond, clothing manufacturer; born Corinth, Miss., Aug. 29, 1868; son of William P. and Mary (Boone) Curlee; educated in public schools of Mississippi; married, Corinth, Miss., June 7, 1893, Luella Duncan; one son, S.H., Jr. Began business career as traveling salesman for Janis, Saunders & Co., dry goods, St.Louis, covering Texas and Indian Territory, 1890-97; in 1897 joined in organizing the Corinth Clothing Manufacturing Co., of which was vice-president and general manager; in 1900, joined in organization of the Corinth Woolen Mills, manufacturers of pants and children's clothing, of which was president until 1909, when firm name was changed to Curlee Clothing Co., of which is president. Member Business Men's League. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner. Club: Mercantile. Office: 1128-1130 Washington Ave. Residence: 5724 Chamberlain Ave. (MAD: Corinth, Alcorn Co. MS)
      Pg.310: JACOB, Joseph Winship, vice-president of Charter Oak Stove & Range Co.; born Circleville, O., July 7, 1861; son of John Thomas and Martha (Gill) Jacob; educated in St.Louis public schools until age of fifteen; married, St.Louis, Oct. 27, 1890, Nettie Lyle Duncan. Began as errand boy in retail store in St.Louis at age of fifteen; afterwards collector and salesman in same store. Left to go into railroad business as freight solicitor with Ohio & Mississippi R.R., and when that road was consolidated with Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern R.R., was appointed agent of the consolidation at St.Louis; resigned, 1897, to go into manufacturing business with the Charter Oak Stove & Range Co., in the sales department, and in 1903 was elected vice-president of the company. Member St.Louis Salesmanagers' Association. Congregationalist. Clubs: Mercantile, Glen Echo, The Traffic, Congregational. Recreation: golf. Office: Antelope and Conduit Sts. Residence: 627 Clara Ave.
      Pg.481: POWELL, German Green, vice-president F.A. Steer Furnishing Goods Co.; born on farm near Lebanon, Tenn., July 13, 1859; son of William T. and Sarah J. (Duncan) Powell; educated in country schools, Lebanon, Tenn.; married, St.Louis, Nov. 25, 1887, May Berry; one daughter, Marguerite. Lived on farm until nineteen; came to St.Louis in 1881, and in 1882 entered employ of Mr. F.A. Steer in furnishing goods business; admitted as partner in 1884 in one of the branch stores, since consolidated at the present address, and since incorporation of the business has been vice-president and manager of the company. Office: 213-215 N. Broadway. Residence: 4576 W. Pine St. (MAD: Lebanon, Wilson Co. TN)
      Pg.516: RUNYON, Van Leer, dental supplies; born Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1846; son of Benjamin M. and Mary E. (Dunkin) Runyon; educated in St.Louis public schools and Washington University until 1863; married, Prairie du Rocher, Dec. 19, 1868, Euphrasie Clarke; children, Benjamin M., Clement D., Van L., Jr., Eloise M. (Mrs. Lucien M. Harris), Robert A., Caroline P. (Mrs. Wm. Simpson), Sidney L. Has been resident of St.Louis from childhood, and was engaged in various mercantile and financial pursuits until 1893; assistant cashier of the Continental National Bank, 1893-96, and of the Fourth National Bank, June, 1896-1905; cashier 1905-06, assistant cashier, 1906-11, National Bank of Commerce; since vice president O'Brien Worthen Co., dental supplies. Office: 906 Olive St. Residence: 5808 Westminster Pl. (MAD: Nashville, Davidson Co. TN)
 

1909 "St. Louis [MO], History of the 4th City, 1763-1909" by Walter B. Stevens (CA State University, Sacramento, library book)
      Pg.613: JAMES P. DUNCAN, assistant treasurer of Buxton & Skinner Stationery Co. ... born in Sidney, OH, son of John and Margaret (Fulton) Duncan. On paternal side he is of Scotch-Irish descent and his ancestors fought under Bruce. His grandfather, James Duncan, was born in the north of Ireland and on coming to the new world settled in Erie Co. PA at an early day. There he cleared and improved a farm, on which he made his home until called to his final rest at the ripe old age of 91 years. His farm is still owned by his descendants. In his family were several children who scattered over the middle west, one of these being John Duncan, father of our subject, who finally located in the beautiful little town of Sidney, OH. For a time he was engaged in merchandising and was treasurer of his county many years. ... Our subject's maternal grandfather was Benjamin Fulton. Old records concerning the history of the Fulton family in Ireland make mention of the origin of the name. (more on Fulton family) Benjamin Fulton, a son of Abraham Fulton (died 1835 age 85), lived for some time in OH near Canal Fulton and afterward removed to Shelby Co., settling near Sidney. It was in 1838 that he took up his abode there, living on one farm until his death, which occurred in 1843. He had 8 children ... (5th) Margaret became the wife of John Duncan and the mother of our subject. James P. Duncan spent his early boyhood to the age of 16 in his native town ... (was deputy county treasurer in Sidney, OH) In 1879 he came to St. Louis ... In 1881 he was married to Miss Candace E. Cole, of Vermont, the dau. of A.B. and Miriam (Hitchcock) Cole, ... Four children, Robert C., a graduate of WA Univ.; James H., a senior in university; Andrew C. in senior year of Manual Training School; and Miriam M., attending public schools.
 

1899 "Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis [MO] : a compendium of history and biography for ready reference" 4 Vols., by Wiliam Hyde and Howard L. Conard (FHL book 977.866 H2eh and films 1,000,303 and 1,000,304)
      Vol.1, Pg.617: "Duncan's Island" -- Early in the present century a low sand-bank extended from the foot of Market Street to the south-western extremity of the village of St. Louis. A slight elevation at the lower end of this bank, which was covered with bushes, insulated by the action of the river, developed in time into a well-defined island, which, up to about the year 1830, kept increasing by accretions. Robert Duncan, or, as he was called, "Old Bob" Duncan, built a cabin on the island to insure a pre-emption claim, and this gave to it the name "Duncan's Island." David Adams, a renowned hunter, mentioned by Captain Bonneville in the journal of his adventures and explorations in the Rocky Mountains, lived on the island at a later date, and died there not many years since. The portion of the island not washed away has been absorbed in the mainland on the Illinois side.
 

"Edwards's great West and her commercial metropolis : embracing a general view of the West and a complete history of St. Louis [Missouri], from the landing of Ligueste, in 1764, to the present time : with portraits and biographies of some of the old settlers, and many of the most prominent business men" by Richard Edwards; pub. St. Louis: Published at the office of "Edwards's monthly", c1860, 577 pgs. (LH11241, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 369,744)
      Pg.319: Circuit Court, October Term, 1817. An account allowed Henry S. Geyer, circuit attorney, in the following cases -- United States vs. Mary Morris, indictment returned by grand jury, not a true bill; same vs. Bowles Duncan, same vs. Joseph Leblond and David Twithy (true bill, not convicted) -- total in these cases, $16.00
      Pg.340: 1829. The Branch Bank of the United States was also established during this year, in St. Louis. The officers appointed to preside over the institution were ... and Thomas O. Duncan, teller.
      Pg.358: 1837. The Bank of the State of Missouri ... appointed commissioners to receive subscriptions of stock ... William H. Duncan, at Columbia. (pg.359) Of the branch at Lafayette, ... W.H. Duncan ... [was appointed] director.
      Pg.387: 1844 ... nominated to collect gratuities ... 6th ward, and T.O. Duncan.
 

"History of Cass County, Missouri" by Allen Glenn; pub. Topeka: Historical Pub. Co., 1917, 858 pgs. (LH12490, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 977.842 H2g and film 2,055,212 item 1 and 1,000,285 item 2)
      Pg.611-613: DUNCAN RUSSEL, ex-judge of Cass County, is of sturdy Scotch lineage ... He was born in Scotland in 1847. His parents, William and Margaret (Duncan) Russel, were born in Scotland. William Russel was born in 1820. He emigrated from Scotland to America in 1852 and located in St.Louis, Missouri. He remained in St.Louis for a few years and then went to Virginia, soon returning to St.Louis. William Russel was a skilled iron manufacturer and he operated a rolling mill and a furnace in Virginia. In 1866 he came from Virginia to Cass County and located temporarily near Drexel. In 1868 he purchased the farm in Grand River township, which became the home place and which has never since been allowed to pass out of the ownership of some member of the family. William Russel lived but three short years to enjoy his estate. He died in 1871, and is buried in East Cemetery in Harrisonville. Margaret (Duncan) Russel was born in 1821. She survived her husband forty-one years, her death occurring when she was eighty-one years of age, in 1912. William and Margaret (Duncan) Russel were the parents of six children, who were, namely: Mrs. Margaret Brown, deceased; Duncan, subject of this review; Mrs. Ellen Wilson, Kansas City, Missouri; Sarah, Harrisonville, Missouri; D.B., Harrisonville, Missouri; and J.D., Harrisonville, Missouri. ... (MAD: more on Duncan Russel, not copied here)
 

1913 "A History of TN and Tennesseans", 7 vol., by Hale (from Evelyn Sigler 10/1983)
      Pg.2334: William A. Duncan, lawyer, lives 3 miles north of Raleigh, near Memphis [Shelby Co.], TN. Born St. Louis MO 26 March 1856, son of Frank and Annie (Crowley) Duncan. Frank was b. Louisville [Jefferson Co.], KY, the son of Col. Henry Duncan who was in the Steamboat business on the Ohio and MS Rivers and had a large livery business in Louisville. Col. Henry Duncan was officer in the Confederate Service. His brother Garnett was a lawyer at Louisville. Garnett's son, Blanton, was also a lawyer. Frank Duncan to St. Louis when a young boy, in 1864 came to Memphis. Catholic.
 

1893 "History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families" pub. by Lewis Publ. Co. (FHL film 1,000,605 item 2; from Jean Walker 7/1984)
      Pg.812-5: JUDGE THOMAS P. HUGHES, a retired lawyer of Georgetown [Williamson Co.] was born in Washington Co. KY, December 18, 1826, ... arriving in Georgetown, TX, in February, 1851. ... Judge Hughes was first married in November, 1856, to Miss Susan Doxey, a daughter of John and Rebecca Doxey, of Missouri. To that union were born three children ... The wife and mother died in June, 1871. November 22, 1877, our subject was married at the residence of Mrs. William Short, at Louisville [Jefferson Co.], Kentucky, by Rev. M. Conn, of the Presbyterian Church, to Miss Jennie Lowrie Duncan, a daughter of David and Henrietta (Spence) Duncan, natives of Illinois. The mother was the youngest daughter of Dr. Andrew Spence, of Philadelphia. (gives children of Andrew Spence) Mrs. Duncan's parents died at an early age ... After returning to Philadelphia, she met and married David Duncan, a son of Gardner Duncan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Gardner Duncan had the following children: James, David, John, Lowrie; Mrs. Jane Rickards, Mrs. Marion Stevens, Grace and Mrs. Cecilian B. Francis. Mr. Francis was United States Consul to Victoria, under Lincoln, of whom he was a great friend. Mr. David Duncan was drowned while crossing the Sangamon river, in Illinois, in an early day. His wife died of cholera in Louisville, KY. Their daughter, Henrietta Spence, resides with her sister, Mrs. Hughes, in Georgetown. ...
 

1913 "A history of Montana" by Helen Fitzgerald Sanders, pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. (HeritageQuest image 2/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 12733; FHL film 1,000,174 items 2-4)
      Pg.1675: LEWIS J. DUNCAN, mayor of Butte [Silver Bow Co.], was born in the city of St.Louis, Missouri, on the 4th of May, 1857, and is the son of Edwin and Emma S. (Francis) Duncan, the former of whom was born in the state of New York, of staunch Scotch lineage, and the latter of whom was born in England, whence she came with her parents to America when she was ten years of age, the family home being established at Quincy, Illinois in which state she was reared to maturity. Edwin Duncan removed to Missouri when a young man and there held various positions of trust. His marriage was solemnized in St.Louis, that state, where he continued to maintain his home until his death, in 1860, at the age of thirty-two years. Of this union were born two children, of whom both are now living. Mrs. Emma S. (Francis) Duncan was born in 1832 and lived to a venerable age. She passed the closing years of her life in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she died in August, 1909. In 1867 she contracted a second marriage, becoming the wife of Samuel Wood, and of this union two children were born.
            The early educational discipline of Lewis J. Duncan was received in the public schools of Quincy [Adams Co.], Illinois, to which place his widowed mother returned after the untimely death of the husband and father. At the age of seventeen years, Mr. Duncan entered Hanover College, a Presbyterian institution at Hanover, Indiana, where he was a student in the year 1874-1875. He then returned to Quincy, Illinois, where he took up the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1878, at the age of 21 years, and for the ensuing two years he continued in the practice of his profession at Quincy. ... Accepted a position in the employ of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company in the freight department at East St.Louis, Illinois, for some time. Returning later to Quincy ... for seven years. ... qualified himself for the Unitarian ministry. On the 1st of March, 1899, Mr. Duncan accepted the pastorate of the Unitarian church at Sheffield, Illinois, ....
            In 1902 Mr. Duncan was called to Montana to take charge of the organization of the Unitarian church in the city of Butte, ... pastor of this church until March 1, 1910, ... withdrew. Socialist party in Montana, Masonic fraternity, ...
            At Quincy, Illinois, on the 26th of October, 1882, was solemnized the marriage of Mayor Duncan to Miss Kate Keath, daughter of Uriah H. Keath, who has long been one of the representative members of the bar of that city, where he still maintains his home, his wife, whose maiden name was Carrie Turner, having been summoned to eternal rest in 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan became the parents of two children, Edith, who was born at Quincy, Illinois, in 1886, died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1904; Edwin, who was born at Sheffield, Illinois, in 1890, is now one of the electricians for the Great Falls power station, at Butte, Montana.
 

"Who's Who In America" 1901-1902 (from Evelyn Sigler 11/1984)
      DUNCAN, Lewis Johnston, Independent Liberal minister; b. St. Louis, May 4, 1857; son of Edwin and Emma (Francis) Duncan; ed. in common schools and Hanover (Ind.) College; m. Oct. 26, 1882, Kate Keath, Quincy, IL. Admitted to IL bar 1879; ... Residence: 388 Brady St.; office 61 New Insurance Bldg., Milwaukee, Wis.
 

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