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

Last revised October 30, 2014

TANEY CO. MO
Formed 1837 from Greene
Ozark formed 1841 from Taney
Stone formed 1851 from Taney
Douglas formed 1857 from Ozark, Taney
 
CHRISTIAN CO. MO
Formed 1859 from Greene, Taney, Webster
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840 Taney Co. MO Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Taney Co. MO Census (also from Vivian Biddle 1982)
Jasper Twp.
Pg.371, #438, J. DUNCAN (m) 32 NC farmer $600
                  N.M. (f) 22 TN
                  M.I. (f) 1/12 MO
                  (MAD: ? James Duncan son of Micajah Duncan from Maury Co. TN ?)
Prairie Twp.
Pg.376, #502, T.C. DUNCAN (m) 46 NC farmer $300
                  L. (f) 43 NC
                  E. (f) 18, N. (f) 16 TN
                  R. (f) 14, M. (m) 12 TN
                  S. (f) 9, F. (f) 6 TN
                  W.R. (m) 1 MO
                  (MAD: Terrill Duncan from Maury Co. TN)

1860 Taney Co. MO Census (MAD: no Duncan indexed 1870 Taney Co. MO census)
Jasper
Pg.927 #490-485, James DUNCAN 42 NC farmer $1200-1480
                  Melinda 32 TN
                  Margaret 9, Susan 5 MO
                  Robert 3, Laura 1 MO
                  James NEILL 17 MO farm hand
                  (MAD: 1870 Washington Co. AR census)

1860 Christian Co. MO Census
Finley Twp.
Pg.426, #101-101, Arron DUNCAN 30 TN farmer $4000-$2390
                  Lucey 26 TN
                  William 2, Thomas 1 MO
                  (MAD: Orin Duncan in 1850 Greene Co. MO census; from Maury Co. TN; Arron Duncan and Jacob Garrison appointed admins. of estate of William Garrison, intestate, 19 Feb. 1866, Christian Co. MO Admin. Book A, pg.4, from "Records of Christian Co. MO" by Jacqueline Hogan Williams & Betty Harvey Williams, FHL book 977.8792 P28w)
Pg.426, #102-102, Nancy DUNCAN 67 NC widow $400-$1664
                  Celia 37 NC domestic
                  Elisabeth 35 NC
                  (MAD: 1850 Greene Co. MO census; one Celia M. Duncan mar. William Sims 8/25/1864)
Pg.429-30, #129-129, Terrel DUNCAN 57 NC farmer $0-$250
                  Lida (f) 52 NC
                  Rosanah 22 TN
                  Meagen (m) 22 TN farm laborer
                  Cela M. (f) 16, Mahala 14 TN
                  Wiley H. (m) 10, Abagail 7 MO
                  (MAD: Alexander McLean and Terrel Duncan from Maury Co. TN in 1844 to McCoy Spring, 5 miles southeast of Ozark, returned to TN for widowed mothers and families, built a log church; from "Christian County, It's First Hundred Years" pub. by Christian County Centennial, c1959, FHL book 977.8792 H2c, from Louis Stockstill 1983; see also Marshall Co. TN)

1870 Christian Co. MO Census
Finly Twp., P.O. Ozark
Pg.389, #28-28, DUNCAN, Terril (m) 64 TN farm laber $0-$108
                  Lidia 50 TN keepg house
                  Faney (f) 21 TN at home
                  Rosana 27 MO at home
                  Abba (f) 16 MO at home
                  Willy B. (m) 12 MO at home
Porter Twp., P.O. Ozark
Pg.463, #153-153, DUNCAN, Nancy 95 NC keeping house $300-$0 (white)
                  Cela (f) 50 TN at home
                  Elisabeth 45 TN at home
Pg.463, #154-155, DUNCAN, Aron 40 TN farmer $2500-$2610
                  Louisa 35 VA keeping house
                  William L. 12 MO at home
                  Thomas R. 10 MO at school (written over ditto marks)
                  Chadwell R?. (m) 7 MO at home
                  Laura 5 MO at home
 

LAND RECORDS

Christian Co. MO Deed Abstract & index v.1-4 1865-1890 (FHL film 931,701; SLC 5/8/2013)
      1-47: Duncan, Aaron to Wells, Louis, Dec. 9, 1865, Dec. 11, 1865
      1-138: Duncan, Aron from Felton, James, July 17, 1865, Jan. 26, 1866
      1-287: Duncan, Aron to Kessee? (Kessner?), Anter, May 23, 1866, May 25, 1866
      Quit
 

Christian Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/14/2014; have JPG images)
   Deed records v. 1-2 1865-1868 (FHL film 931,702)
      1-46/47: William Friend, Sheriff of Christian Co. MO, send greeting. Whereas on 15 March 1865 judgment was rendered in Circuit Court of Christian Co. in favor of Arren Duncan and against William Felton for $314.64 debt and $131.13 damages, upon which judgment and execution was issued from the clerk's office in favor of Arren Duncan and against said William Felton dated 25 March 1865 to the Sheriff of Christian Co., delivered to me on 1 July 1865, ... I the Sheriff on 11 Aug. 1865 seized the interest of William Felton to the real estate in my county, the NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 all in Sec.34 Twp.27 Range 20, and sold at public auction on 11 Sept. 1865, and Arren Duncan was highest and last bidder for said real estate for $20, the same was sold to said Arren Duncan. Now for said sum of $20 paid by said Arren Duncan, I, William Friend, Sheriff, conveys to said Arron Duncan all the interest and estate of the said William Felton to the above property. 12 Sept. 1865. /s/ William Friend, Sheriff. Ack. in open court before John McPettijohn, Clerk of Circuit Court of Christian Co. MO, on 14 Sept. 1865. Filed and recorded December 9, 1865. (FHL film 931,702)
      1-47/48: We, Arron Duncan and Lucy Duncan the wife of said Arron Duncan of Christian Co. MO, for $200 paid by Lewis Wills of Christian Co. MO, quit claim the parcel of land in Christian Co. MO, the NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SE 1/4, all Sec.34 Twp.27 Range 20. 9 Dec. 1865. /s/ Arren Duncan, Lucy Duncan. Ack.9 Dec. 1865 before John M. Pettijohn, Clerk of Christian County Court. Filed and recorded Dec. 11, 1865. (FHL film 931,702)
      1-138/139: James Felton of Christian Co. MO for $1500 paid by Arren Duncan of Christian Co. MO, sell to said Arren Duncan parcel of land, E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.10, Twp.26 Range 20, also NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.10, also SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.33, Twp.27 Range 20, also E 1/2 Lot No.2, NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.26 Range 20, also NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.26 Range 20, also commencing on the NE corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec.4 Twp.26 Range 20, then west along the county line between the counties of Green and Haney to a conditional line between John McGinnes? and James Felian, then SE to the Congressional survey containing 6 acres, also the E 1/2 Lot 12?? of NE of Sec.20 to ?? Twp.26 Range 20, also 20 acres connecting? all the NW corner of W 1/2 at ?? 40 rods, then east 20 rods, then north 40 rods, then west to the beginning of Section 203 in Twp.26 of Range 20, also W 1/2 of Lot 202 on? NE 1/4 of Sec.4? Twp.26 Range 20, containing 593.62 acres more or less, that until the unsealing of these presents?, I was well seized of the above granted and bargained premises, ... will warrent title to the said Arren Duncan, and I the said Cordelia P. Felton wife of said James Felton relinquish my right of dower ... 17 July 1865. /s/ James Felton, Cordelia P. Felton. Ack. 17 July 1865 before John M. Pettijohn, Clerk of Christian Co. Court. Filed for record 18 July 1865, and recorded. Re-recorded Jan. 26, 1866. (FHL film 931,702)
      1-287/289: Arren Duncan of Christian Co. MO for $2250 received to my full satisfaction of Arter Kessee of Christian Co. MO, sell to said Arter Kessee the parcel of land, E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.26 Range 20, also NW 1/4 Sec.6 Range (blank), also NW 1/4 of (blot) E 1/4 Sec.10, also SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.33, Twp.27 Range 20, also the E 1/2 of Lot No. 2? Twp.2 and NE 1/4 of Sec.14? Twp.26 of Range 20, also NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.26 Range 20, also commencing on NE corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec.14 in Twp.26 Range 20, then west along the county line bestween the counties of Green & Taney to a conditional line between John M.?linsiss? (blot), James Felton, then SE to the Congressional Survey containing 10 acres, also the E 1/2 of Lot 1, NE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.26 Range 20, also 20 acres commencing on NW corner of W 1/2 Lot 1, then 40 rods, then E 20 rods, then north 40 rods, then when to the beginning of Sec.3 Twp.26 Range 20, also W 1/2 Lot 2 NE 1/4 of Sec.4 Twp.26 Range 20, containing 393.62 acres more or less, to the said Arter Kissee in fee simple, warrant title. And I, Lucy Duncan, wife of said Arren Duncan, relinquish my right of dower. 15 May 1866. /s/ Arren Duncan, Lucy Duncan. Ack. 15 May 1866 before Joel Holl, Judge of Christian Co. MO. Filed and recorded May 23, 1866. (FHL film 931,702)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Greene Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/14/2014; have JPG images)
      E-260/261: James Duncan of Taney Co. MO for $1 received of Nancy Duncan of Greene Co. MO, sell to said Nancy Duncan the parcel of land in Taney Co. MO, Lot No.2 of NW frac. 1/4 of Sec.31 Twp.27 Range 20W containing 44-9/100 acres more or less, warrant title. And I Rachel Malinda Duncan wife of said James Duncan for afsd, do relinquish my right of dowery to the said Nancy Duncan. 2 Nov. 1850. /s/ James Duncan, Rachel Malinda Duncan. Ack. Taney Co. MO on 2 Nov. 1850 by James Duncan and Rachel Malinda Duncan his wife before Jesse Jennings, Justice of County Court. Cert. by Jno. W. Danforth, Clerk of Taney Co. MO court, for Jesse Jennings, Esqr., 2 Nov. 1850. Filed for record 26 Dec 1850 and recorded 23 Jan. 1861. (FHL film 940,210)
      E-261/262: James Duncan of Taney Co. MO for $55 received of Arron Duncan of Greene Co. MO, sell to said Arren Duncan the parcel of land in Greene Co. MO, the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.27 Range 21W containing 40 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. And Rachel Malinda Duncan, wife of said James Duncan, for consideration afsd, relinquish my right of dower to the above premises to the said Arren Duncan. 2 Nov. 1850. /s/ James Duncan, Rachel Malinda Duncan. Ack. Taney Co. MO on 2 Nov. 1850 by James Duncan and Rachel Malinda Duncan his wife before Jesse Jennings, Justice of County Court. Cert. by John W. Danforth, Clerk of Taney Co. MO court, for Jesse Jennings, Esqr., 2 Nov. 1850. Filed for record 26 Dec 1850 and recorded 23 Jan. 1861. (FHL film 940,210)
 

Stone Co. MO Deed Records v.A-C, 1854-1870 (FHL film 930,820; SLC 9/2007)
      Pg.100-101: James H. Gideon & Lucinda Gideon his wife of Taney Co. MO for $650 received in full satisfaction from Tillman Duncan of Taney County now deceased, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the lawful heirs of the said Tillman Duncan deceased late of said county of Stone and state afsd, tract of land in Stone Co., lot No.9? of NW qr. left bank of James fork of White River, described, qr of section No.1 in Township No. ?(too faint) containing 39 acres and 15 hundredths of an acre, also No. ?? north of James fork, White River, (too faint) in Township No.12 of ?? containing 59 acres 25 hundredths of an acre containing ?? more or less to have and ?? ... fee simple ... 1st (12?) day of September 1856. /s/ James H. Gideon, Lucinda (X) Gideon. Release by Lucinda Gideon 19? Sept. 1858.
 

OTHER RECORDS

Claim filed by Winney Ward, #22075, March 3, 1871, with the Southern Claims Commission; NARA Microfiche Publication M1407, RG 233, Southern Claims Commission Disallowed Claims, 1871-1880, Report 6, Office 0155 to Report 6, Office 0156. Fiche #1919. (Winnie (Duncan) Ward; copy and transcription from Bonnie J. Sell 3/2001; MAD's extract)
      No. 22075, March 3, 1871, Petition of Winey Ward, Washington County, Arkansas, $160.00; Petition by Winey Ward, widow, resides at present in Washington Co. AR, for items taken by General Curtises order in the year 1862 soon after the Elk Horn Battle or Pea Ridge Battle and also one Rifle Gun: one horse, $150, one rifle gun $10, total $160. Petitioner resided in Fulton Co. AR at that time, Squire Ward decd. was original owner and Winey Ward his widow is present owner, that petitioner remained loyal, /s/ Winney Ward, wit. G.W.M. Reed (authorized to act as attorney) and A.J. Norris. Witnesses who may be relied upon: William Ward, George D. Miller, Reding Putmun, L.D. Stone, all of Fayetteville, AR; Henry A. Ward and Rachel E. Ward of Fayetteville, AR.
      Deposition 8 March 1874 of Mrs. Winnie Ward, age 63, residence Washington Co. AR, occupation housekeeper, born and raised in Virginia, lived about five miles south of Fayetteville, Washington Co. AR, from April 1, 1861, until Oct. 1861 when I moved to Fulton Co. AR, where I remained until about May 1863 when I moved to Rolla, Phillips Co. MO, where I stayed until Dec. 1863, when I moved to Warsaw, Benton Co. MO, where I stayed until after the war. When the war came up we lived on rented land. We also did in Fulton Co., at Rolla my son teamed it about the Post; at Warsaw we farmed it for a living on rented land. ... robbed of their possessions ... I fed any Federal Soldier ... any Union soldier ... I am a married woman, my husband was in Christian Co. MO when I last heard from him some 3 years ago, I have not lived with him for over 6 years, he owned the property charged for in my claim, I don't know if he is living, he left me saying that he was comeing right back (he went to move one of our sons to Springfield) but he never returned, we corresponded back and forth for three years but our last letters were returned from the dead letter office and I dont know what has become of him, and thats why his name ain't to the Claim. I have only four children living: Wm. R. Ward age now about 35, Benj. F. Ward 33, Henry A.C. Ward 22, Rachel E. Ward 20. ...
      Deposition by Miss Rachel E. Ward, age 20, residence with my Mother ... (about the taking of the horse). Deposition by Henry A.C. Ward, age 22, residence with my Mother, similar. Deposition by William R. Ward, age 35. Deposition by Alfred Skelton, age 34, not related. Deposition of George D. Miller, age 34, not related.
      Claim disallowed - horse was stolen, gun was destroyed.
      (MAD: Squire Ward mar. Winney Duncan 22 Sept. 1828 Washington Co. VA)
 

Some early Duncans in Christian Co. MO
      Francis Duncan, 16 Jan. 1873, mar. Samuel Tinnis. ("Records of Christian Co. MO" by Jacqueline Hogan Williams & Betty Harvey Williams, FHL book 977.8792 P28w) (MAD: 1880 Christian Co. MO census index includes the household on pg.52D of Sam'l TENNIS 45 OH, Fannie 34 TN wife, and children, and Rosana DUNCAN 44 TN sister-in-law.)
 

"Greene Reminiscences" Foreword By Ethel Buxton McLean (Mrs. Otis McLean); small home-made booklet of Civil War Memories and Reminiscences of Margaret Simenton (Duncan) Greene, born near Forsyth, Taney Co. MO, 7 Feb. 1850, daughter of James Duncan & Rachel Malinda McLean, and granddaughter of Terrell Duncan from Maury Co. TN to Taney later Christian Co. MO.
      The booklet was donated to the Christian County [Missouri] Library by Mrs. McLean before her death in 1949. Information about the booklet was sent by Mabel Phillips, of the Christian Co. MO library, 4/2003.
 

Christian County, Missouri, Transcribed Records website (website information from Mabel Phillips of the Christian Co. MO Library 4/2003):
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moccl/
      Mabel Phillips: The church rolls for the Prospect Church on this site have information on the Duncan family, including Terrell Duncan dismissed by letter in 1874 and Nancy Dunken dismissed by letter in 1860.
      The site includes the 1860, 1870, 1876, 1900 and 1910 censuses or links to them, some tax records, marriages, and other records.
      MAD: Some tax records are also posted, as well as the text from "Christian County (Missouri), It's First Hundred Years" and marriages to 1940.
 

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