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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised October 16, 2014

ST. LOUIS CO. MO
ESTATE RECORDS
 

St. Louis Co. MO Probate Records; Independent City as of 1917
      (MAD: could not find will of Robert Duncan indexed in will books)
      #18: 12 Aug. 1816, Samuel Duncan, will 23 Sept. 1802; wife Suzanne Prayer (Piayer); children unnamed; Ambroise Boals Ex.; Sarah Duncan. (French) Estate File 18 (pg.1, "St.Louis and St.Louis Co. MO Probate Records Vol.I 1804-1849" by St.Louis Gen. Society, FHL book 977.865 P2st) (MAD: see ?? Bowles Duncan ?)
      A1-72: 10 Dec. 1818, John Duncan late of Co. of St. Louis died intestate, Samuel Duncan appointed admr. (FHL film 1,405,568)
      Vol.A - no Duncan
      Vol.B, 1831-1840 - no Duncan
      C-149/150: 24 Oct. 1844, will of Susanna Duncan, 10 March 1843; brothers Henry Duncan, George Duncan (of Loudon Co. VA), Charles Duncan (of OH), Benjamin Duncan & William Duncan; sister Catherine Duncan; exec. nephew Coleman Duncan; witnesses Mahala Beaver & George Hume; Slaves freed conditionally. "P.S. I wish my nephew Coleman a son of my brother William to have one horse at my death, namely a dark bay horse." (FHL film 1,405,568; also pg.60, "St.Louis and St.Louis Co. MO Probate Records Vol.I 1804-1849" by St.Louis Gen. Society, FHL book 977.865 P2st)
            C-158: 8 Feb. 1845, Admin. of will of Susannah Duncan; letters testamentary granted to Coleman Duncan, the exec. (FHL film 1,405,568)
      Vol.D, to 1852 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,405,568 and 1,405,570)
      Vol.E, pg. 52: Shadrach Duncan, free colored, letters of administration; 11 May 1851; proved 29 Nov. 1852. (FHL film 1,405,570)
            E-52: Shadrack Duncan; written 11 May 1852, recorded 29 Nov. 1852. Jemima Duncan wife, Joseph Duncan son slave, Adele daughter slave, Jemima daughter slave, Jane daughter slave, Judy Duncan daughter born free, Margaret Duncan daughter born free, Swanston Duncan born free son, Philip son born free, Louisa daughter born free, Edmund negro man set free, Robert Duncan decd father, William Duncan brother, (There is no reference to this being a black family), Zephaniah T. Knott & Josiah Spalding Wits. E:52, Estate file #3401. (pg.17; "St.Louis & St.Louis Co. MO Probate Records Vol.II 1849-1861" by St.Louis Gen. Society, FHL book 977.865 P2st)
      Vol.F - no Duncan
      Vol.H - from index
            H-394/5: Will of Catharine Duncan of St.Louis Co. MO, 23 July 1857, desire plain tombstones for myself and my sister Susan Duncan; $300 to my niece Elizabeth Orrison (widow of Mathew Orrison) now of Loudoun Co. VA; in the event of her death before the money can be paid her, then that $300 paid to her heir or heirs share alike; $120 paid to Burr Powell (a negro man) of St.Louis Co. MO, once a slave of my sister Susan Duncan, he served longer than she intended him to do; if there is money remaining, then $100 to Cordelia Brent, a negro woman and once my slave, now living in City of St. Louis MO; Mary Jane dau. of Cordelia Brent shall have my bed and bedding and my wearing apparel; Burr Powell shall take my bed, bedding, trunk and clothing and deliver them to Mary Jane Brent; if there is money remaining, then residue to my niece Elizabeth Orrison now residing in Loudoun Co. VA who is the widow of Mathew Orrison, or her child or children share alike; appoint Martial Brotherton of City of St. Louis MO, exec.; my brother Harry Duncan to be profestedly? for all the trouble he has had with me? and his note not to be touched until he is satisfied. The executor must hold said note until he is satisfied. /s/ Catherine (X) Duncan; Wit. James Ramsay, John Stephens, Margaret A. Ramsay; proved 2 Nov. 1867. (FHL film 1,405,570)
      Will Book 1, pg.93. Henry Duncan will dated 13 Jan. 1873, prob. 22 March 1880, Central Twp, St. Louis Co. MO: Nephew John C. Duncan; Margaret Leyhuns, an unmarried woman, during the minority of her two children, Emily Leyhuns and Henry Leyhuns, begotten by me and born of the said Margaret. Exec. John C. Duncan. Wit. John D.S. Dryden, James William Link, Sr. (from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983)
 

St. Louis Co. MO Wills (extracts from Cora Getty 1978/1979 to Louis Boone to MAD 1987)
      #2003. William Duncan, dec'd, 3 May 1835; wife Lucinda; dau. Matilda m. Jefferson C. Gallowy; dau. Lucretia m. James Bishop; dau. Mahalla m. Hampton Brashear; son Tennesse V. Duncan; dau. Mary A.M.; dau. Martha?; son Robert E. Duncan; son William Van Buren Duncan; mentions James Duncan in IL, fractured leg and amputation; Janey Duncan got an allowance; mentions negro slave belonging to estate of Robert Duncan, also heir to William's estate. (MAD: see Hopkins Co. KY; 1830 ? Bedford Co. TN)
      #1716. Robert Duncan, dec'd, 15 Feb. 1842; sister Mary Metcalf; brothers James, John, Benjamin, William; brother William had sons Robert and William; brother Benjamin was Am. Rev. War soldier in KY. Mentioned in will: Harrison Duncan, Monroe Duncan, Mary Duncan and wife of Sisle?, Jesse Duncan, Nancy Duncan and wife of James Armstrong. (MAD: Robert Duncan, age 54, brother of Coleman, died St. Louis 11 Feb. 1842, after falling from a horse; from 19 Feb. 1842 issue of "Missouri Gazette" or "Missouri Republican", from "Death Records of Missouri Men from Newspapers 1808-1854" by George P. Wilson, FHL book 977.8 V4w; Polly Duncan mar. Isaac Metcalf 11/29/1821 Hopkins Co. KY, 1850 Hopkins Co. KY census)
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #21601, Filed 1895, Microfilm Reel C 39587 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's VERY BRIEF extract)
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #21601. ALEXANDER DUNCAN, died Oct. 14, '89.
      Sept.21 '95 Will admitted to Probate
      Oct. 3 '95 Letters of Administration ..t.a. granted to Charles ..C. Trimer, bond $5000 filed ..any 3 of 96 Inventory filed ...(cannot read)
      City of St. Louis: SS. The State of Missouri: To any court having a seal, mayor or other chief officer of any city or town having a seal in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or to any Minister or Consul of the United States to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. GREETING:
      ... Edwin Freshfield and Lewis G. Mortimer, attesting witnesses to the original last will and testament of Alexander Duncan, a true copy attached as Exhibit "A"
      ... also William Philp, Henry Bird, and aforesaid Lewis G. Mortimer, attesting witnesses to the original codicil to the last will and testament of Alexander Duncan decd, a true copy attached as Exhibit "B"
      Request for their written testimony. 9 March 1895. /s/ Jos. A. Wherry, Clerk of the Probate Court of the City of St. Louis, State of MO.
      (typed page) Exhibit "A" attached to commission issued from Probate Court, City of St.Louis, Missouri, dated 9th day of March 1895. COPY
      I, Alexander Duncan of the City of Providence, State of Rhode Island in the USA but now in England, do make ... my last will and testament. (1) I revoke all former wills and I appoint my sons William Butler Duncan of New York in the US and Alexander Lauderdale Duncan of Knoxxington in the County of Leicester in England to be execs, not required to give bond or file inventory except as required by laws of England, their compensation to be as prescribed by the Laws of the State of New York. (2) Every devise and bequest to be subject to conditions of 10th paragraph against contest.
      (3) Furniture and household effects and horses, carriages, etc., at the leasehold premises No.7 Princes Gate and No.23 Ennismore Mews or elsewhere in England to my daughter Sally (Dowager) Lady Hay if she survive me, or to her daughters living at my death if they arae 21 or married or thereafter [become 21 or marry]
      (4) That Cyrus Butler formerly of City of Providence, State of Rhode Island, willed to my late wife Sarah and me all his real estate for our lives and then to the children of my late wife then living, share and share alike, or their children to receive their parents share. I will that all real estate in Providence to which I am entitled in my own right, (to the same heirs) and direct that if possible, all the real estate in Providence continue to be managed as one property.
      (5) After payment of my debts, and the legacies in this will or any codicil, the remainder to my said children William Butler Duncan Sally (Dowager) Lady Hay and Alexander Lauderdale Duncan equally (MAD: no commas)
      (6) That by the will of Cyrus Butler, $500,000 and income was to be accumulated and after the death of my wife and myself, it should be divided among our children or their survivors as the survivor of my wife or I should designate ... I designate the whole of the fund to my children Sally (Dowager) Lady Hay and Alexander Lauderdale Duncan if they survive me, in equal shares if they survive me, or if both die in my lifetime, then to the child or children of my son William Butler Duncan as then living and adult and of sound mind.
      (7) Any personal estate in England or elsewhere in Europe to be remitted to the US and applied as directed in this will.
      (8) Any bequest to a female who is under coverture shall be for her separate use independently of her husband, and if the heir be male under age 21 or female under 21 and unmarried, then [the inheritance] to be in trust by my son William Butler Duncan and my grandson Alexander Butler Duncan.
      (9) Any questions by the executors or administrators to be submitted to arbitration under the laws of New York.
      (10) If any of the donees contests a section of the will, then their share shall go to the others.
      Signed by Alexander Duncan, 17 Jan. 1889. Witnesses: E.L. Phelps, 40 Lowndes Square, United States Minister; C.P. Phelps, 40 Lowndes Square, 2d Secretary of U.S. Legation; Edwin Freshfield, 5 Bank Buildings London, Doctor of Laws; Lewis G. Mortimer, 5 Bank Buildings London, Solicitor.
      (typed document) CODICIL. Exhibit B: I, Alexander Duncan of the City of Providence and State of Rhode Island, USA, but now in England, do make ... Codicil to my last will which bears date 17 Jan. 1889.
      I revoke the appointment of my son Alexander Lauderdale Duncan as an executor of my will and I appoint my grandson Alexander Butler Duncan and Angus Mackintosh of New York in the USA Gentleman executors jointly with my son William Butler Duncan. 5 August 1889, Alexr. Duncan. Witness: Wm. Philp, 7 Princess Gate, London, Butler; Henry Bird, 7 Princes Gate, Valet; Lewis G. Mortimer, 5 Bank Buildings, London, E.C., Solicitor.
      Return by Patrick A. Collins, Consul General of the United States of America, at London, England, 30 May 1895, took the deposition of Edwin Freshfield about the will. Similar document re Lewis G. Mortimer.
      Similar document re Henry Bird and another document re Lewis G. Mortimer re Codicil
      State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Common Pleas Division of the Supreme Court, August 17, 1895, certification by George E. Webster, clerk, that A.J. Winship Esq. is a Notary Public.
      Statement by Edward Field, resident of City of Providence, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, that he has on file a certificate of the Death of Alexander Duncan that said Duncan died in Putney Hill, England, October 14, 1889; signed 16 Aug. 1895.
      Blank for William Philp.
      Certification by the clerk, 21 Sept. 1895, regarding the documents. "See Record 72 p 754"
      Copy of Will of Alexander Duncan; outside ... Filed and admitted to probate of record this 21 September 1895. Recorded in Book of Wills Y on page 398-405.
      Request by Chas. H?. Turner that Alexander Duncan died about the 14 Oct. 1889 while domiciled in City of London, England, leaving real property in the City of St.Louis, Missouri, and left a paper purporting to be his last will and testament dated at Landon, England, on 17 Jan. 1889, and a codicil dated August 5, 1889 ... copy of said paper herewith produced, petition for probate, 21 Sept. 1895.
      Application by Charles H. Turner for letters of administration; the estate does not exceed the sum of $10,000; executors named in will are non-residents of the State of Missouri. 30 Sept. 1895. $5,000 bond.
      Bond of Charles H. Turner as principal and American Surety Co. of New York as securities for $5,000; Charles H. TUrner administrator C.T.A. of Alexander Duncan, 1 Oct. 1895.
      2 October 1895, appeared Charles H. Turner, resident Vice-President (in St.Louis, Missouri) of the American Surety Company of New York, before notary public.
      Publication of notice in "The St.Louis Star", from 2 Nov. 1897 to 30 Nov. 1897, 5 times.
      Inventory by Charles H. Turner, Dec. 31, 1895: Real estate: A lot of ground on NW corner of Olive & Second Streets in Block 63 of City of St.Louis ...(detailed description by meets & bounds) Inventory filed Jan. 30th, 1896, recorded Book 31 of Inventory Records on Page 318.
      Accounting by Charles H. Turner, Admr. C.T.A., that he has received no funds and all expenses have been paid by the parties in interest. 8 Jan. 1897.
      Final Settlement, Jan. 6, 98. (similar)
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #8218, Filed 1867, Microfilm Reel C 32682 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #8218. DUNCAN, Catherine
      I, Catharine Duncan, of County of Saint Louis and State of Missouri, do make and publish this my last will and testament.
      And first, my funeral expenses and just debts be fully paid, my body be deacently intered, I also desire plain tombstones for myself and my sister Susan Duncan.
      Second, it is my will that as soon after my death as can be done, $300 be paid to my niece Elizabeth Orrison (the widow of Matthew Orrison) now of Loudon County in State of Virginia, and in event of her death before the money is paid, then the $300 be paid to her heir or heirs to share and share alike.
      Third, as soon after ... $120 be paid to Burr Powell (a negro man) of St.Louis County in the State of Missouri, the said negro was once a slave of my sister Susan Duncan, He served longer than she intended him to do.
      Fourth, if there is money remaining after the payments above, as soon after my death as can be done, $100 be paid to Cordelia Brent a negro woman and once my slave, she is now liveing in the City of Saint Louis the state of Missouri.
      I direct that Mary Jane daughter of Cordelia Brent shall have my bed and bedding and trunk and also my wearing apparel. It is my wish that Burr Powell shall take my bed, bedding, trunk and cloathing and deliver them to Mary Jane Brent.
      Fifth ... (too faded to read), if there is money remaining, ... widow of William ? ...
      And lastly I hereby appoint Martial? Brotherton? of the City of ?? state of Missouri? to be executor ... revoking all former wills. 23 Jany? 1857?
      I want my brother Henry's woman? to be ???. (set free?)
      /s/ Catherine (her X mark) Duncan.
      Witness: Janis? Manday?, John Stipiers?, Margaret A?. Ramsay?
      State of Missouri, County of St.Louis, SS: Be it remembered that on this 2nd November 1867, before me the clerk of the Probate Court of the County of St.Louis, personally came James Ramsay, John Stephens and Margaret A. Ramsay, who say, we saw Catharine Duncan the testatrix make her mark ... and heard her declare the same to be her last will and testament, ... continues the testimony of the witnesses to the will. 2 Nov. 1867.
      Filed and admitted to probate this 2nd day of November 1867 and duly recorded in Book H of Wills on Page 394.
      (another document) To the Judge of the Probate Court of the County of St. Louis, having been appointed executor in and by the last will and testament of Catharine Duncan deceased, hereby renounces executorship and declines to qualify, St.Louis Nov. 2, 1867, /s/ Marshall Brotherton.
      Inventory includes promissory note made by Henry Duncan Sept. 29, 1858, and joint promissory note made by Burr Powell and Henry Duncan dated March 1, 1866.
      Cover of Inventory, filed Nov. 20, 1867, recorded in Book No.2 of Inventory Records on page 208.
      Bond of James Ramsay as principal, and William O. Gibson and Henry Duncan as securities, for $2,000, 6 Nov. 1867, James Ramsay to be administrator with the will annexed of Catharine Duncan decd.
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #2201, Filed 1846, Microfilm Reel C 27560 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #2201. DUNCAN, James
      Estate of James Duncan.
To Clayton Giffin & Lilburn P. Perry, partners under firm of Giffin & Perry, Doctor bill for 1841, March 15 to Nov.20, including a visit on June 16 at Illiniostown, IL.
      No.1112 November Term 1845, Jno. F. Darby Admr. of James Duncan decd. vs. Letcher Admr. of R. Duncan, fees: Clerk's fee, Milburn (Sheriff), Judge fee, statement "above costs for Jno. F. Darby May 18, 1848" Another doctor bill for 1844, Oct. to Dec. Doctor bill, Dec. 1844 to 10 May 1845.
      (printed) Notice that administration was granted on the estate of James Duncan deceased on 15th July 1846.
      Inventory of estate ... In this case the deceased had no estate except his interest in the estate of his brother Robert Duncan deceased and as I have had? (no distribution?) nothing however has yet come into my hands ... /s/ 14 Feb. 1847, John F. Darby, Public Administrator
      #2201. James Duncan's Estate. First Settlement Sept. 7, 1847. State of Illinois, County of Madison. Edward Norton being duly sworn ... he tendered the due bill hereto attached and made a prt of this affidavit, that he endorsed the same with his own proper hand freely and voluntary, the same now belongs to Cassius Hasket, that he never received any payment or other satisfaction on said due bill or any part thereof whilst he held it, that James Duncan deceased executed the same in his lifetime. Statement by County Clerk, 31 July 1847. Filed 16 Sept. 1847.
      Final settlement, 5 Sept. 1849.
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #315, Filed 1818, Microfilm Reel C 27457 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #315. DUNCAN, JOHN
      Territory of Missouri, County of St.Louis. This day personally appeared before me Hamilton R. Gamble, Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court, Samuel Duncan, who being duly sworn says that John Duncan lately deceased at the time of his death left behind him heirs and legal representatives and that there are heirs and legal representatives of the said deceased now in being, and the said Samuel Duncan further says upon his oath aforesaid that to the best of his knowledge and (torn) ? belief said John Duncan died without a will and (torn) he the said Samuel will well and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said deceased and pay his debts as far as his goods and chattels rights and credits will extend and the law directs and that he will make a true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said deceased as also a just account when thereto required. Sworn to and subscribed before me this .. Decr. 1816?. (torn) for A. Gamble, Clark. /s/ Samel Dincan
      Bond, printed form filled in, Samuel Duncan as principal and David Edwards & William Fullerton as sureties, indebted to William Clark, Governor of the Territory of Missour, in the just and full sum of twelve hundred (torn ... this 10th?? day of ?? (torn). Samuel Duncan, administrator of goods of John Duncan, make an inventory and exhibit it in the Circuit Court at or before 10 March next ensuing. /s/ Samel Dincan, David Edwards, ? (torn), in the presence of H.K. Gamble.
      (torn and lined through paper) ... D. Boulware ... the gasconade in franklin county a .. one horse about thirteen hands high branded on the shoulder thus FB and on the thigh thus ?? about sixteen years old appraised to $20 and a hay (wheel?) about fourteen hands high ... (incomplete)
      (untitled document)
      Joseph Lewis? Dr.
      To work dun on a saw mill $11.00
      Bowls Duncan Dr.
      To 1/? part of a conoe (corrol?) $1.25
      1 Large boat $3.00
      I do certify that the above is a true return. Samuel Duncan, administrator. Outside of form: Filed July 7th 1819, A. Gamble, Clerk
      (next paper)
      June the 17th day 1819. A list of the property of John Duncan desesed and the appraisement thereof:
      1 Horse $18.00
      1 Rifle gun 17.50
      work dun on a saw mill 29.00
      1 saddle 2.00
      1 rasor & case 2.00?
      1 large coat 4.15
      1 suits of clothes 6.00
      1/4 of a conoe 1.25 (total) $81.00
      Made out by us the appraisers, John Wooloms, Robert Pryor & Philip Boulware. /s/ Samuel Duncan, Administrator
      (next paper)
      William ???(torn) Dr.
      To 1 Rifle Gun $15.621 ?.
      Samuel Duncan, Dr.
      To 1 horse $15.00
      1 suit of cloths 2.00
      John Pryor Dr.
      to 1 saddle $1.25
      John Woolloms Dr
      to 1 razor & case $2.00
      (next paper)
      (outside of folded paper) John Duncan's Estate, Filed 25th June 1819, A. Gamble, Clk.
      (small piece of paper)
      A list of the property of John Ducan deceased sold on the 23rd of April 1819
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #5139, Filed 1858, Microfilm Reel C 34008 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #5139. DUNCAN, LAETITIA
      Know all men by these presents, that we, Laetitia Duncan, Jane E. Duncan, Laetitia Duncan (daughter of Thomas O. Duncan), Phebe Maddock Duncan, Caroline Jane Duncan and Sarah Della Duncan, all of the City of St.Louis and State of Missouri are held and firmly bound unto John Hoffman, in the just and full sum of ($766.85) seven hundred sixty six dollars and eighty five cents, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated at St.Louis this 11th day of March 1850. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas, we the above mentioned parties are justly indebted to the said John Hoffman in the aforesaid sum of $766.85 ... which we agree to pay two years from the date of these presents with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum. And we do hereby further agree and bind outselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally to charge all real estate, lands, tennements and hereditaments that we now possess ors shall hereafter acquire and possess in the City and County of St.Louis and State of Missouri with the payment of the said sum of $766.85 ... and interest secured by the above bond; and we hereby promise and agree that we, our heirs executors and administrators, shall and will at the request of the said John Hoffman or his heirs, executors and administrators, make, do, and execute all such acts and conveyances, as the counsel of the said Hoffman shall advise, for the more effectual charging? (changing?) said property (next page) by way of mortgage or otherwise with the payment of the aforesaid sum of $766.85 ... If (payment is made ... the above bond to be void) ... this 11th day of March Eighteen hundred and fifty. /s/ Laetitia Duncan, Jane Esther Duncan, Phebe Maddock Duncan, Caroline Jane Duncan, (two blank lines). State of Missouri, County of St. Louis, that on 12th day of March 1850, before me Jeremiah Langton a Justice of the Peace for said county, came Latitia Duncan, Jane Esther Duncan, Phebe Maddock Duncan & Caroline Jane Duncan who are personally known to me, ... to be their hand and seal. /s/ Jeremiah Langton, J.P.
      (small printed form, filled in) St.Louis MO, April 1st, 1853. One day after date I promise to pay to the order of John Hoffman, Three Hundred and Eighty Dollars, for value received, negotiable and payable without defalcation? or discount, and with interest from date. /s/ Laetitia Duncan.
      (next piece of paper)
      The Estate of Letitia Duncan, decd.
      To David Thomas Dr. To Boarding self from the 13 day of June 1849 until the 13 day of October 1849 making 18 weeks and 6 days at $2 per week $35.72
      To Boarding Christopher Duncan, grandson of said Letitia Duncan 23 weeks in the summer and fall of 1849 at $1.50 cts per week ... $34.50
      (total) $70.22 By cash paid by her $30. Balance $40.22
      State of Missouri, County of St.Louis. This day personally appeared before me, the Clerk of the Probate Court for the County of St.Louis, the undersigned John Hoffman, who being by me duly sworn, upon his oath saith that to the best of his knowledge there are the following named heirs of Letitia Duncan deceased now in being, to wit: Selita? (Selicia?) wife of William Cozzires? (Cozzuis?), Phoebe wife of Thomas Scott, Thomas Duncan & Sarah Duncan, children of Thomas O. Duncan who was a son of deceased who resideth in St.Louis County and Caroline wife of William Mattick? (Matlick?) also a daughter of said T.O. Duncan who resides in Du Buger Tennessee?? (Louisiana?) (??) and that to the best of his knowledge, the deceased died without a will ... and he will make an inventory and administer the estate and pay the debts ... /s/ John Hoffman. 5 January 1858 before William F. Ferguson, Clerk.
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #20127, Filed 1893, Microfilm Reel C 39592 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ A collaborative project of the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and the St. Louis Probate Court.
      #20127. DUNCAN, Michael 1893
      Notice to Creditors of estate of Michael Duncan by Public Administrator, in City of St. Louis, 20 November 1893, /s/ Wm. C. Richardson, Public Administrator.
      Inventory of real & personal estate of Michael Duncan, Nov. 20th, 1893:
      Cash on hand at time of death $380.00; Certificate of deposit of the Third National Bank of St.Louis dated Feby. 18, 1893, bearing 3% per annum interest, $2200.00; Interest now due on same $50.05; (clothing, 1 gold watch); Signed by O.W. Radermann and H.L. Verdier, witnesses appointed by Public Administrator of City of St.Louis to accompany & aid him in opening and examining the papers and money of Michael Duncan. /s/ Wm. C. Richardson, 6 Dec. 1893. Appraisement by O.W. Rodermann, H.L. Verdier and William Kuemmel, of City of St.Louis, to appraise estate of Michael Duncan ..., 20 Nov. 1893, (clothes appraised at $8.25, watch at $30.00, total $38.25) Appraisement filed Dec. 6, 1893.
      We, the undersigned, the only children and heirs of Michael Duncan, deceased, hereby acknowledge the receipt of the goods and chattels consisting of one gold watch and some clothing of the appraised value of $38.25, belonging to said estate the same to be charged against us as a part of our distribution share in said estate. /s/ Mary Scott Duncan, Nellie G. Duncan. Notarized in Galveston Co., TX, 27 Dec. 1893.
      Receipt of Dr. Fritz Neuhoff, Nov. 20, 1893, for $34.00 for medical attendance during last illness for 17 professional visits, one each day from Nov. 3 to Nov. 19th, 1893, both inclusive at $2.00 a visit.
      Settlement by Administrator ... 1895, includes: Balance $2317.95, pay Mary Scott Duncan daughter of decd $1175.10 less amt already paid $19.12-1/2, $1155.97-1/2; and "Helen Gertrude Duncan" $1175.10 less amt already paid $19.12-1/2, $1155.97-1/2, total $2311.95; filed 9 Dec. 1895.
      January 15, 1896, received from Wm. C. Richardson, Public Administrator in charge of the estate of Michael Duncan decd, $1155.97 for my distributive share in said estate as ascertained by the Probate Court on final settlement thereof. /s/ Nellie Gertrude Duncan.
      same wording, /s/ Mary Scott Duncan.
      State of Texas, County of Galveston. I, James B. Stubbs of the city and county of Galveston, and State aforesaid, being first duly sworn, depose and say,
      I was intimately acquainted with Michael Duncan, deceased, late of St. Louis, in the county of (Blank) State of Missouri. Have known him for about fifteen years. During a considerable part of this time he lived in this city. I also know his family well, and have known them for over ten years.
      He left surviving him two daughters who are all and the only heirs of said Michael Duncan, and who live in this city, county and state. Their names and ages are Mary Scott Duncan, who will be 22 years old April 4th, 1896, and Helen Gertrude Duncan, who will be 20 years of age on December 19th, 1895.
      Their mother is still living, but she was divorced from Michael Duncan in the District Court of this county, several years ago. The divorce was absolute. /s/ James B. Stubbs. Sworn 4 December 1895 before E. Burkey, Notary Public, Galveston Co. TX.
      Affidavit as to Heirs, Public Administrator's Office, St. Louis, MO
      Galveston Co., TX, affidavit by Jane Pritchard of Galveston, county & state aforesaid, ... that I have been intimately acquainted with Michael Duncan deceased, late of St. Louis in said county and State of Missouri all his life, and also with the family of said Michael Duncan for the last 19 years. That said Michael Duncan deceased left surviving him the following heirs, viz:
      Mary Scott Duncan, aged 21 years, residing at Galveston, Texas
      Helen Gertrude Duncan, aged 19 years, residing at Galveston, Texas
      /s/ Jane Pritchard. Sworn to by Mrs. Jane Pritchard (widow) 3 Dec. 1895, before E. Burkey, Notary Public, Galveston Co. Texas.
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #7135, Filed 1865, Microfilm Reel C 32635 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
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      #7135. DUNCAN, OWEN J. or DUNCAN, ORREN J.
      Notice to Nathaniel McDonald, Judge of the Probate Court of St.Louis Co., taken charge of estate of Owen J. Duncan for purpose of administering same, July 21st, 1865, /s/ Louis R. Hirschberg; Heirs: A mother & several sisters & brothers whose names are unknown to the administrator.
      Louis C. Hirschberg, Public Admr. in charge of the Estate of Owen J. Duncan decd. In account with said Estate: 1867, Dec.term, to certificate of deposit not in hands of administrator of the Peoples Savings Inst. $1400.00.
      In the Macoupin County Court in Probate August Term 1867. On Monday the 19th of August 1867, being the regular August term of said court, now? (Hon?) Thaddeus L. Loomis being present on the 12th day of said term, being the 31st day of August. And now on this day in said Court comes Marion Hart and duly files his petition to the Judge of said Court in probate, representing that on (blank) day of July A.D. 1865 Oren J. Duncan late of the town of (blank) in the County of Macoupin and State of Illinois departed this life intestate and so far as your petitioner knows or believes or suspects, no will, testament, codicil or other writing relating to the disposal or distribution of thse estate of deceased or any part thereof has been found or discovered by petitioner or by any other person or persons whatsoever and that he died possessed of personal estate consisting of claim against the Peoples Savings Institute of St.Louis Missouri estimated to be worth $1400 that he left him surviving father mother children or widow and John W. Duncan, Franklin L. Duncan, Alexander W. Duncan, Jonathan C. Duncan, Laura M. Hart, Mantreville M. Duncan, Julia C. Duncan, Martha C. Duncan, Nancy J. Duncan and Jefferson C. Duncan his brothers and sisters. That he is a brother in law of the said deceased and prayes (next page) the court to grant him letters of administration or on the estate of the said deceased which petition was sworn to by said petitioner.
      And it is thereupon ordered that the same be filed by the clerk of this court.
      2nd. It being duly proved that Orren J. Duncan named? in the foregoing order as having deceased has departed this life and no person having appeared to oppose the granting of letters of administration upon the estate of said deceased or to object to the appointment of the said Marion Hart as administrator of said estate or to show cause why the prayer of said Petitioner should not be allowed, it is ordered that the same be granted, provided the said Marion Hart first file ... his bond ... of $3,000. Bond presented, himself as principal and George A.W. Cloud and James A. Alderson as securities. ... bond of Marion Hart, 20 Aug. 1867.
      (MAD: 1850 Grayson Co. VA)
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #1716, Filed 1842, Microfilm Reel C 27526 (98 collections of 5 documents each) (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
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      #1716. DUNCAN, ROBERT (estate property)
      A lot in the City of St.Louis in Block No. 53 containing 32 feet french measure (34 feet two & two thirds inches English measure) in from on Plum Street, by 120 feet french measure (128 feet 10-2/3 inches) English measure in depth, bounded North by lot formerly belonging to the estate of Henry Batler? decd, east by a lot of Baptist Roy, South by Plum Street and West by lots formerly belonging to Esther Walsh and also by lot of Margaret Walsh, it being the same lot bought by the deceased of Louis Du Brenil? & wife by deed dated May 29th 1839, said lot has a small two story brick house upon it.
      Also a lot of ground in the City of St. Louis in Block No. 53 commencing at a point in the south edge of Poplar Street, distant 100 feet french measure from the northeast East Corner of said Block, then west 20 feet french measure (21 feet 4-2/3 inches English measure) on said Poplar Street, by a depth southwardly of 62 feet & two inches, bounded North by Poplar Street, east by lot of Edmund & wife Walsh, south by lot of C. Walters, and west by lot belonging to the estate of Joseph W. Walker, on which lot there is a good two story brick house, it being the same lot conveyed to the said deceased by Patrick Walsh & wife by deed dated December 17th 1841 & recorded in Book U No.2 page 83.
      Also a lot on the west and adjoining the above last described lot, containing 28 feet 4 inches french measure (30 feet 3-3/5 inches Enlish measure) in front on Poplar Street and running back southwardly 62 feet two inches; bounded north by Poplar Street, east by estate of Joseph W. Walsh, south by C. Walters and west by Hilaire Semont.
      And also, the western half of a tract of land lying in the County of St.Louis & State of Missouri, near Bellefontaine on the Missouri River, which tract contains 111 acres more or less, and is bounded (blank)
      (division of amounts among heirs)
      Robert Duncan, $250.53
      (three columns, headed:) In their own right, in right of Jno? Duncan, in right of James Duncan, blank column
      1. John Duncan, in their own right: $50.10-1/2; other columns blank
      2. James Duncan, in their own right: $50.10-1/2; in right of Jno. Duncan, $12.52-1/2 in $62.63; third and fourth column blank
      3. William Duncan, in their own right: $50.10-1/2; in right of Jno. Duncan, $12.52-1/2; in right of James Duncan, (crossed out: $?15.66) $20.84; untitled column, (several amounts crossed out) $83.47 (MAD: apparently a total of amounts in other columns)
            1. Robert Duncan, in their own right $5.86-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan $(crossed out) $1.39-1/4; in right of James Duncan $1.87; (last column) $.03?, total $250.45
            2. Matilda wife of Jefferson Galloway, in their own right (line drawn partway down first column, $50.10-1/2 written partway down, apparently a total of 9 heirs times $5.56-3/4 should equal $50.10-1/2); in right of Jno. Duncan $1.29-1/2.
            3. Jane wife of James Bishop.
            4. Mahala wife of (James Bishop crossed out) Hamilton Brasier
            5. Tennessee wife Jno. Collins.
            6. Missouri wife Shadrack Collins
            7. James Duncan
            8. Martha Duncan
            9. William Duncan
      4. Mary Metcalf, in their own right, $50.10-1/2; in right of Jno. Duncan $12.52-1/2; in right of James Duncan, $20.37? ($20.87?); (last column) $79.47.
      5. Janes Duncan (columns blank)
            Nancy wife James Armstrong, in their own right, $12.52-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan, $3.13; in right of James Duncan (blank); (last column) $79.47
            Mary Ann wife of (blank) Sissell, in their own right, $12.52-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan, $3.13.
            James Monroe Duncan, in their own right, $12.52-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan, $3.13.
            John Duncan, in their own right, $12.52-3/4; in right of Jno. Duncan, $3.13.
      (Total of last column:) $233.41
      (another paper) Distribution of the balance in the hands of the administrator of Robert Duncan deceased, $250.53. (columns headed: In own right, in right of John Duncan, in right of James Duncan, Total)
      John Duncan, dead unmarried without issue & intestate, in own right $50.10-1/2.
      James Duncan, dead same, in own right $50.10-1/2, in right of John Duncan $12.52-1/2.
      William Duncan, dead, D B. Fremon Admr, in own right $50.10-1/2, in right of John Duncan, $12.52-1/2, in right of James Duncan $20.87, total $83.50.
      Mary Metcalf, in own right $50.10-1/2, in right of John Duncan $12.52-1/2, in right of James Duncan $20.87, total $83.50.
      Jane Duncan dead leaving children, viz,
            Nancy wife of James Armstrong, in own right $12.52-1/2, in right of John Duncan "$3.137", in right of James Duncan, $5.22, total $20.87-1/2.
            Mary Ann wife of (blank) Sissell, in own right $12.52-1/2, in right of John Duncan $3.13, in right of James Duncan, $5.22, total $20.87-1/2.
            James Monroe Duncan, in own right $12.52-1/2, in right of John Duncan $3.13, in right of James Duncan, $5.22, total $20.87-1/2.
            John Duncan, in own right $12.52-1/2, in right of John Duncan $3.13, in right of James Duncan, $5.22, total $20.87-1/2.
      (Total of total column) $250.50.
      Entered in Book P page 251, 29 December 1852.
      (5th paper - cover, marked 1716, Robert Duncan, Proof of heirs & distribution. Filed 29 December 1852, Peter Ferguson, Judge of Probate.
      State of Missouri, County of St.Louis, affidavit of Mary Metcalf, that Robert Duncan her brother died in the City of St.Louis leaving as his only heirs three brothers and two sisters, to wit, William Duncan, James Duncan, John Duncan, Mary Metcalf & Jane Duncan. James and John Duncan have both died since the said Robert without ever having been married and without issue and intestate. Jane Duncan died after James & John Duncan leaving four children as her only heirs, to wit, Nancy wife of James Armstrong, Mary Ann wife of Sissel, James Monroe Duncan & John Duncan. That William Duncan died before the said John and James Duncan leaving nine children as his only heirs to wit: Robert, Matilda wife Jefferson Galloway, Jane wife of James Bishop, Mahala wife Hamilton Brazier, Tennessee wife of John Collins, Missouri wife of Shadrack Collins, James Duncan, Martha Duncan, William Duncan. /s/ Mary (X) Metcalf, 15 December 1852, before William F. Ferguson.
      (receipt) DuBouffay Fremon Public Administrator who administers the estate of Robert Duncan deceased. To Peter Ferguson Judge of Probate of the County of Saint Louis, Dr. 3 July 1850, filing notice 5 (March 1851 term), appearance 5, settlement 30 entering account 45 filing papers 25, $1.10. Received payment, Peter Ferguson.
      (receipt) Receipt for payment of taxes for 1851 on real estate, $76.32, on lot in: (MAD: cannot always read numbers or names)
            Block 39, First Street, 58x172, bounded N by Fines?, E by First, S by Poplar, W by Fink, value $2,100.
            Block 39, Alley, 33x33, bounded N by Davis, E by Alley, S by Harbor, W by Dias?, Value $160
            Block 39, Alley, 45x24, bounded N by Wainright, E by Gabriel (Catrilliac?), S by self, W by Alley, value $300
            Block 39, Alley, 80x18, bounded N by self, E by Gabriel (Catrilliac?), S by Koplain, W by Alley, value $160
            Block 1, First Street, 732x226, bounded N by Ewing, E by Front, S by Plum, W by First, value $10,000
      (Another list)
      Heirs & Legal Representatives of Robert Duncan decd.
      1. Mary Metcalf (a sister of decd)
      2. William Duncan decd (D.B. Fremon admr.)
      3. Heirs of Jane Duncan, viz: 1. William Duncan, 2. Harrison Duncan, 3. Monroe Duncan, 4. Jesse Duncan, 5. John Duncan, 6. Nancy Duncan wife of James Armstrong, 7. Mary Duncan wife of Sissle.
      4. Legal representatives of "Benjamin Duncan" deceased was a brother of deceased. (following in very small handwriting)
            1. William Duncan, brother, Hopkins Co. KY.
            2. John Duncan, do, do.
            3. Mary Metcalf, sister, do.
            4. Jane Duncan, wife of Ben Duncan (sister) Rives
            5. James Duncan, brother, Madison Ills.
      (another document) Land Office, St. Louis, MO. Registers Office, Nov. 10th, 18(torn). Robert Duncan of St.Louis County, Mo., on the 5th December 1835, entered at this office under the preemption act of 1834, as per certificate of Purchase, No. 5812, the Fractional section 24; the Northwest fractional quarter and the North half of Southwest quarter of section 25; and the Northeast frac. quarter & north half of southeast quarter of Section No.26, on land in Mississippi River, all situate in Township No.45 N. Range 7 East of 3? Prin. Meridian containing 160 acres. /s/ W.L. Allen, Regr.
      (another document) Statement of Isaac A. Letcher, 15 Feb. 1842, to Peter Ferguson, Judge of Probate, that to the best of his knowledge there are the following heirs of Robert Duncan deceased now in being; William Duncan and John Duncan brothers and Mary Metcalf a sister of deceased who reside in Hopkins County, Kentucky; Jane Duncan wife of Benjamin Duncan, a sister of deceased who resides in the County of Rives in the State of Missouri, and James Duncan a brother of deceased who resides in the County of Madison in the State of Illinois. And that he will administer the estate ... /s/ Isaac A. Letcher.
      (another document) Inventory of all the real and personal estate of Robert Duncan late of the County of St.Louis deceased, describing the quantity, situation and title of the real estate, the books and papers, the debts due or to become due to the deceased, the names of the debtors, the date of the contract, the amount of interest due and the rate of interest thereon, made by Isaac A. Letcher, administrator of said deceased, and William C. Manuel & Samuel McCullough witnesses appointed to aid in making the same. St.Louis, March 7th 1842. (MAD: & more)
      Petition of Augustus H. Evans of St. Louis Co., that on 20 Dec. 1834, Robert Duncan entered into a contract in writing with petitioner for conveyance of certain real estate, that Duncan had proved a preemption right on the strip of land between Choutian, Loullard and Mackay claims under the act of Congress of 1813, agreed to let your petiltioner have one half of said preemption which lay between the Little Creek Souland? & Mackay by your petitioners paying the US for the whole preemption be the quantity of land more or less, and Duncan agreed to let petitioner have one half of another preemption of 160 acres obtained if a less quantity was obtained or 80 acres was obtained then 20 acres was to be your petitioners and that proportion between them as settled under the act of Congress of 1828 and 1834 giving to settlers on public land the right of preemption, said preeumption being land on an Island and the settlement on the Northeast quarter of Section 26, Twp.46 North Range 7 East in City of St.Louis by petitioner paying to the US all the consideration money for said preemption, said agreement duly signed by said Duncan & petitioner (next page) and recorded in Book W page 526. That Robert Duncan did about 2nd May 1836 purchase and obtain of the US and cause entry thereof to be made in his name in the Office of Register of Public Lands at St.Louis MO, the tract first above mentioned, described as fractional section 26 in Twp.45 of Range 7 East, containing 35 acres & 49 hundredths. And said Robert Duncan did about 5th Dec. 1835 purchased and obtained from the US ... 160 acres being on the Island and a part of the tract above mentioned, described as the fractional section 24, Northwest fractional quarter & North half Southwest quarter Section 25 and Northeast fractional quarter North half Southeast quarter of section 26 on Island (nothing else)
      (MAD: documents detailing debt owed by Robert Duncan to James Duncan, ca April 4, 1828, and a statement 1 Aug. 1844 by James Adams about the debt)
      (MAD: documents about slave Sarah)
      (document about Note allowed against William Duncan's estate in favor of Robert Duncan's estate, including interest, $111.50.)
      (another document) $100. June 30th 1842. Twelve months after date I promise to pay Isaac A. Letcher the administrator of Robert Duncan deceased the sum of one hundred dollars for value recd. of him and witness my hand & seal, /w/ William Duncan. (wit.) A?.G. Finiss?, Jane Duncan.
      (document) Final settlement, 1849, September. Includes rents ... $654.99, credits, balance in favor of estate in cash: $603.01. Note at bottom:
      decd, William Duncan, brother, wife & children in 47?, $120.60
      John Duncan, brother, $120.60
      Mary Metcalf, sister, $120.60 (MAD: Polly Duncan m. Isaac Metcalf in 1821 in Hopkins Co. KY)
      Jane wife of Benjamin Duncan a sister $120.60
      decd, James Duncan, brother, $120.60
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #18, Filed 1802, Microfilm Reel C 27451 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
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      #18. DUNCAN, SAMUEL
      Doctor's bill, April the 17, 1802. Samuel Dunkin; October the 10, 1802, this account excepted & known to be just by me and it stands stated. Sanah (her X mark) Dunkin, teste Edmun Hodges. Widow Dunkin note; October yd 24th 1802, I promise to pay unto Richard Chitwood on his order the jest some of three Dollars in peltre? to be paid against the first of March in 1804. For value received as witness my hand, Susana (her X mark) Duncan. Wit. Edmund Hodges.
      #19, Petition to the court that petitioner some time since entered as security to Ambrose Boles as administrator of the estate of Samuel Duncan decd, for the due discharge of his administration which was granted to him, but now says the said Ambrose Boles is destroying & wasting the property of the estate of the said deceased, whereby petitioner will probably be greatly injured by further continuing his security, petitioner asks for either repeal of the letters of administration granted Ambrose Boles or release of the petitioner as his security, compelling Ambrose to give further security. /s/ Aaron Calvin.
      Payments from estate include boarding four children five years, boarding one child four years, cash paid for 9 months schooling for two children, ditto 3 months for one child, cash paid for probate fees, to Ambrose Boles, admr. of said estate, charges.
      Accounting, Mr. Samuel Duncan to Price & Wherry, Dr.; 1799, 22 June, 6 June, 7 Aug., 1800 6 Jan., (fine comb, tobacco, iron, etc.), (payments) 6 Nov.'99, 14 March 1800; note on Amos Duncan, total due $34.88. (Reverse) received of W. Hodge the amount of the within act. against Samuel Dunkin, St.Louis 7 May 1806, /s/ M.Wharry.
      #24. Territory of Louisiana, District of St.Louis; bond of Ambrose Boals & Aaron Calvin to probate court for $2,000, 13 Dec. 1805, Ambrose Boals admin. of Samuel Dunkan decd, both signed by + (mark), wit. Wm. F?. Laurane?, Chs. Gratiot Lemon?.
      #28 includes probably a promissory note, 1802, by Susanne Duncan (La + Marque) perhaps 12 Jan? 1802, Moi Susanne Veuve Doncan sou ma..? marque ordinaine et en presence de timsin? ... reconnses devoir & promet payer a ... de Mr. St? Cire Sans le cours de mars (& more)
      Another document, "enventrey" of Mr. Samuel Dunkens estate, incl. 640 acres of land, 45 acres of corn, forty pine logs, one pair of oxen, etc.
      #29, another page of inventory; appraisal 3 Sept. 1802 by William Patterson, Richard Chitwood, John W. Bassye, (wit?) Edmund Hodges.
      #30, Another document: Sarrah Dunken's note, 26 Nov. 1802, to be paid out of my part of the estate, teste Edmund Hodges. (Also another note, similar; also a second inventory page, similar to earlier, 640 acres, etc.)
      #31, note by Samuel Dunkin to Vincent Carrico, 16 Dec. 1801, /s/ Saml. Duncan (not by mark) Wit. Richard Estes, Caleb Ladd
      (St.Louis Gen. Society book: SAMUEL DUNCAN. 23 Sept. 1802, 12 Aug. 1816. Suzanne Prayer (Piayer) wife; ch. unnamed; Ambroise Boals Ex.; Sarah Duncan. (French) F.18) (MAD: see ?? Bowles Duncan ?)
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #3401, Filed 1851, Microfilm Reel C 27617 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
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      #3401. DUNCAN, SHADRACK (one document lists Shadrack Duncan "(colored)")
      I, Shadrack Duncan of St.Louis, hereby make my last will and testatment. I have nine? children? to wit, Joseph, Rode?, Jemima, Jane, Judy, Margaret, Lancaster?, Philip, Louisa, the five last have face? the four first name? bought by me ?? have been emancipated by me by deed which act I ratify and confirm. (MAD: per St.Louis Co. Gen. Society book, children were Joseph, Adele, Jemima, Jane, Judy, Margaret, Swanston, Philip, Louisa, the first four born slaves, the last five born free)
      I hereby emancipate and set free from myself and heirs and representatives, my negro man Edward? (Edmund?) age about 35 years ... to my wife Jemima my house and lot in St.Louis on Wehn? Street near to Plum where I reside, for her life. To my wife for life all my claim and interest in the land and estate of Robert Duncan late of St.Louis decd and in the money ... which claim was conveyed to me by Robert Duncan son of William Duncan who was a brother and heir of said Robert Duncan decd (cannot read). After my wife's death, in equal portions to all my said nine children except Jane in fee simple, except that Louisa the youngest is to have one third? more than either of the others. As Jane has run away I give her one dollar in full of her portion. 11 May 1851, /s/ Shadrach Duncan, wit. (cannot read)
      Appeared Zephaniah T. Knott (witness) who saw Josiah Spalding who is now deceased write the name of Shadrack Duncan the testator as a signature to the foregoing will, 29 Nov. 1852.
      Public Administrator DuBouffay Fremon took charge of the estate, at the request of Mima (X her mark) Duncan who relinquished her right to administer the estate, Dec. 6, 1852. Payment by estate for drawing deed from Jas. Duncan.
      Estate of Shadrack Duncan, payment 1852, Apl. 2, to drawing deed from Jas. Duncan, May for defending suit for assault & battery, Sept. 25, cash pd. recording deed, etc. Receipt by Jemima (X) Duncan for articles of personal property taken at their appraised value, Feb. 7, 1853. Statement of account includes personalty delivered to widow of deceased. Mention of case about 1/5 land belonging to heirs of Wm. Duncan, including amt. due estate of S. Duncan.
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #1982, Filed 1845, Microfilm Reel C 27547 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
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      #1982. DUNCAN, SUSANNA
      Will of Susanna Duncan of St.Louis County, State of Missouri, desire just debts be paid and funeral expenses out of proceeds and debts due to my estate; to my brother Henry Duncan all my right to ... one horse, also my interest in the cattle; my slave Burr at my decease to serve my sister Catharine Duncan five years, then be free; my slave Lewis at my death to serve my sister Catharine Duncan nine years and 4 months and then be liberated. My slave David at my death to serve my sister Catharine Duncan 12 years, then be free; my sister Catharine Duncan to provide the "nesaries" of life for my brother George Duncan now living in the State of Virginia Loudoun Co. I desire my sister Catharine Duncan to pay my brother Henry Duncan $50 a year for 5 years and if my sister should die before then, my estate shall be bound to pay him the $50 a year for the 5 years and if he should die before the expiration of that time the paying seases. I desire that if my sister Catharine Duncan should die before the expiration of the time that the above mentioned blacks has to serve, that the proceeds of their labour shall be (too dark) if it be nesesary and the law requires it, to assist in (bottom line too dark) (next page) for their liberation then the proffits arising from their labour for the length of time that they may have to serve is to be divided equally between my brother George Duncan in Virginia, my brother Charles Duncan in Ohio, my brother Benjamin Duncan in Missouri, my brother Henry Duncan in Missouri and my nephew Coleman Duncan, a son of my brother William's and also in the State of Missouri, and in the event of the death of any of the above mentioned persons it is to be "dived" among those of the above mentioned that may [be] living at the time. I wish my nephew Coleman Duncan to be my executor and my sister Catharine Duncan to be his security. This 10th March 1843. /s/ Susanne Duncan. P.S. I wish my nephew Coleman Duncan a son of my brother William's to have one horse at my death, namely a dark bay horse. /s/ SD. Wit. Mahala Branery?, George Hume. 24 Oct. 1844, proved by George Hume.
      Documents include receipts from Henry Duncan and Catharine Duncan.
      (MAD: George Duncan of Loudoun Co. VA, Charles Duncan of Meigs Co. OH, Benjamin Duncan of Marion Co. MO, Henry Duncan of St.Louis MO; children of Charles Duncan died 1807 Loudoun Co. VA & Susan Mason.)
 

St.Louis [MO] Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900; Case Number #2003, filed 1845; Microfilm Reels C 27542 and C 17547 (Internet images, 12/2004; MAD's extract)
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      #2003. WILLIAM DUNCAN; Statements 13 April 1852, lists his heirs:
      1. Lucinda Duncan (widow of deceased)
      2. Matilda, wife of Jefferson C. Galloway (a daughter)
      3. Lucretia, wife of James Bishop (a daughter)
      4. Mahala, wife of Hampton Brashear (a daughter)
      5. Tennessee V. Duncan (a daughter)
      6. Mary A.M. Duncan (a daughter)
      7. Martha T. Duncan (a daughter)
      8. Robert E. Duncan, a son
      9. William Van Buren Duncan, a son
      Statements in May 1845 by administrator Saml. Willi, that the heirs are believed to reside in Bourbon Co. KY. (MAD: see Hopkins Co. KY) The inventory of the real and personal estate included one undivided fifth of five parcels of land and one negro girl owned by Robert Duncan decd, William Duncan being one of the heirs of Robert Duncan. William Duncan at the time of his death owned no personal property, money, books, papers, etc. in the state of Missouri. and had no money, books, papers, etc. James Clemens in Dec. 1845 wrote Samuel Willi, admin. of William Duncan decd, about a suit by James Duncan against Willi as admin. of Wm. Duncan decd.
      Estate of William Duncan included a doctor bill for visits in March 1845 to James Duncan in Illinois, including amputating James Duncan's leg.
      Samuel Willi petitioned the court to sell the real estate to pay debts of William Duncan. April 1852, DuBouffay Fremon, the Public Administrator, became admin. of William Duncan's estate. Debts owed the estate of William Duncan decd. in Dec. 1845 included a judgment obtained by James Duncan against the admin. of Wm. Duncan in the Circuit [Court], and an allowance to James Duncan.
 

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