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

Last revised July 12, 2013

Formed 1855 from Greene, Wright
Christian formed 1859 from Greene, Taney, Webster


1860 Webster Co. MO Census
Union Twp.
Pg.828, #856-852, William DUNCAN 75 NC farmer $800-710
                  Mary 49 TN
                  Isabel J. 26 IN
                  William 19, John 17 MO
                  Isaac 14, Priscilla 11 MO
                  Sevilla (f) 11, Frances A. (f) 9 MO
                  Cornelius MAHONDRAW 23 TN house carpenter 0-$200
                  (MAD: 1850 Wright Co. MO census; one Izabel Jane Duncan mar. Allen Kilburn 3/15/1857; Isabel J. Duncin mar. C.E. Mahandro 9/16/1860)

1870 Webster Co. MO Census
Marshfield Ozark Twp.
Pg.320, #52-49, DUNCAN, James 42 OH RR engine driver $0-$1000, father of foreign birth
                  Cornilia (f) 34 OH keeping house
                  Jennie (f) 14 OH at home school
                  Mollie 12 IN at home school
                  Charles 9 OH
                  Libbie (f) 6 IL
                  FLANDERS, James 33 Canada West RR Engine Driver $0-$100, mother of foreign birth
                  Celista A. 31 Canada West keep house, mother of foreign birth
                  Anna 5 IN parents of foreign birth
                  PERCY, Jerome 33 NY conducter on RR
                  DUNNING, John 21 NY fireman on RR car
                  WRIGHT, John 27 NY brakeman on RR
                  HURT, Elisha A. (m) 21 MO domestic laborer
                  (MAD: 1860 Allen Co. OH census)
Pg.323, #100-97, McGINTY, Abner C. 36 TN merchant $500-$4000
                  Mary S. 32 KY keeping house
                  and family b. MO
                  DUBOIS, Josiah S. 25 NJ surveyor & engineer $4000-$700
                  DUNCAN, Gustave A. 18 NJ clerk in store, parents of foreign birth
                  (MAD: 1860 Essex Co. NJ census)
Union Twp.
Pg.330, #30-30, DUNCAN, John R. 26 MO farmer $1500-$432
                  Priscilla 21 MO keeping house
                  Francis (f) 18 MO at home
Pg.335, #111-111, DUNCAN, Isaac W. 24 MO farmer $600-$250
                  Rhoda A. 21 MO keeping house
                  William W. 1 MO
                  (MAD: Isaac Duncan mar. Rhoda Gardner 9/29/1867)


Webster Co. MO Probate Records
   Vol.A, 1856-1863 - no Duncan (FHL film 941,079)
   Vol.B, 1867-1877 (FHL film 941,080)
      Pg.238: 19 April 1869, C.E. Mohundra, admr. of estate of William Duncan, ref. to rent from land (faint)
      Pg.279: 18 Jan. 1870, admr. bond of C.E. Mohundro, $950, security A.D. Dycher.
      Pg.292: 20 April 1870, pay each heir $25 (unnamed)
   Vol.C, 1877-1886 (FHL film 941,080)
      Pg.211: 6 Nov. 1879, distribute $2.50 to each heir; petition of Sarah Wilcox by her attorney Jonathan Stuart, she an heir, asking for further distribution and interest from 1874.
      Pg.463: Nov. 1882; admr. pay to state treasurer the shares of Preston Duncan, Samuel R. Duncan and Mary E. Duncan who have not called for their shares within the time allowed, and their whereabouts are unknown, $27.50 each.
      Pg.473: 11 Dec. 1882, discharge of admin.


Webster Co. MO Abstract and index of deeds v.1 1854-1867 (FHL film 940,363, item 1; SLC 5/11/2013)
      C-83: Duncan, Wm. & wife to John A. Duncan, Feb. 15, 1865, Feb. 16, 1865, Warrantee, SE 1/2 NE 1/2 NE 4 SE 4 80 acres 31-31-16
      C-84: Duncan, Wm. & wife to John A. Duncan, Feb. 15, 1865, Feb. 16, 1865, Warrantee, W 1/2 SW 1/4 17-30-16 and NW 1/4 NW 1/4 20-30-16 and NE 1/4 SE 1/4 19-30-16
      B-106: Duncan, William from (too faint; Roberts??), 1860-1860, 3 lines of description
      C-83 & C-84 (above) John A. Duncan from Wm. Duncan


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, William I., widow Duncan, Lucinda K.; F 16 MO Cav.; 1880 Sept. 14, Invalid Appl. #410513, Cert. #497994, Texas; 1894 April 7, Widow Appl. #593612, Cert. #465038, Okla. (MAD: mar. 1867 Webster Co. MO)

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Cos. MO" by Goodspeed (FHL film 599,833 item 1 & 2)
      Pg.254: Webster Co., Villages, Old & New. ... Other trading points. ... Duncan -- T.W. Young was the only merchant licensed at Duncan in 1888. (MAD: no other mention of this locality.)

"An illustrated history of Spokane County, state of Washington" by Jonathan Edwards; pub. San Francisco?: W.H. Lever, 1900, 806 pgs. (LH10951, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 979.737 H2ea and film 1,321,442 item 11 and 1,000,643 item 1 and book 979.737 H2e)
      Pg.574: HON. CORNELIUS E. MOHUNDRO, fruit raiser and gardener at Latah, was born in Jackson county, Tennessee, October 2, 1836. In 1849 the family moved to Webster county, Missouri. April 15, 1861, enlisted in the Missouri Home Guards ... September 27, 1864, member of Company G, Sixteenth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, until mustered out April 4, 1865. Justice of Peace. In 1882 Mr. Mohundro came to Columbia County, Washington, then 8 years later to Oakesdale and from there in 1894 to Latah ... He was married in Webster county, Missouri, September 16, 1860, to Miss Isabella J. Duncan, a native of Indiana, and to their union have been born six children: Joseph L., county clerk of Columbia county; William G., farmer; Mary E., wife of Austin Pintler; Martha J., wife of T.M. Hadley of Latah; Sarah E., wife of George D. Stone, of Latah, and Julia A.


"Webster Co. MO Cemeteries" by Mary Bean Cunningham (FHL book 977.8823 V3c; from June Davis, 6/1995)
      This book lists Wm. M. Duncan 1833-1912 and wife buried in the Niangua Cemetery, and John R. Duncan 1834-1924 and wife and others buried in the Prospect Baptist Cemetery.

Some early Duncans in Webster Co. MO:
      Martha Ann Dunkin, 30 Dec. 1856, mar. William P. Kilburn.
      Lucinda Dunkin, 18 March 1858, mar. A.T. Cantrill.
      William J. Duncan, 20 Jan. 1867, mar. Lucinda K. Taggard. (MAD: 1870 Wright Co. MO census)
      Benjamin Duncan, 6 June 1862, mar. Nancy Jane Horton.
      Surrelda Dunken, 8 Sept. 1867, mar. George W. Robertson.
      Precilla Duncan, 9 Oct. 1870, mar. William Trail.
      Francis A. Duncan, 19 Sept. 1872, mar. Elias Hicks by C.E. Mohundro JP at residence of J.R. Duncan.


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