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Last revised July 14, 2013

INDIANA CO. PA
Formed 1803 from Westmoreland, Lycoming
Armstrong formed 1800 from Allegheny, Indiana, Clarion, Butler, Jefferson, Westmoreland
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Indiana Co. PA Census
Pg. 70  Thos. Duncan         21001       - 21010            Conemaugh


1820 Indiana Co. PA Census
Pg.  8  Dercus Duncan        011100      - 01210            Conemaugh
    24  John Duncan          100010      - 00010            Wheatfield
          (MAD: possibly the John Duncan, widow Ann Graham,
           married 12/21/1819 Indiana Co. PA, d. 12/14/1849,
           widow to Marshall Co. IL, from "Index to War of 1812
           Pension Files" by Virgil D. White)
        William Duncan       010100      - 10010
        James Duncan         200200      - 01010
            (James next to William)


1830 Indiana Co. PA Census
Pg.184  Darkus Duncan        0000,2      - 0001,0001        Conemaugh
   191  James Duncan         0000,1      - 2001
   195  James Duncan         0100,01     - 1010,1
   235  John Duncan          2200,01     - 1000,01          Wheatfield
        William Duncan       2200,01     - 0110,01
   257  Samuel Duncan        0000,1      - 1000,1           Green


1840 Indiana Co. PA Census
Pg. 16  Joseph Duncan        0020,01     - 1210,1           Brush Valley
    23  John Duncan          0212,001    - 0110,001
        William Duncan       0010,001    - 0101,0001
    36  John Duncan          1101,02     - 1000,2           Conemaugh
    41  Jas. Duncan          0010,01     - 0101,1
    45  Samuel Duncan        1000,1      - 0001             Centre Twp
    46  Thomas Duncan        1000,01     - 2000,1
    48  Alexr. Duncan        1300,01     - 0000,1
    62  Saml. Duncan         1000,01     - 1200,01          Greene Twp
    92  And. Duncan          2120,001    - 1101,01          Young Twp
    99  James? R. Duncan     1000,11     - 1100,0100,01     Armstrong Twp
          (indexed John)

1850 Indiana Co. PA Census
White
Pg.18, #247, Thomas DUNCAN 39 PA farmer $1000
                  Jane 36 PA
                  Andrew 14, Mary J. 12 PA
                  Elizabeth 3, David N. 1 PA
Green
Pg.46, #626, David DUNCAN 40 PA farmer $1800
                  Margaret 37 PA
                  Sophia 14, William 11 PA
                  Elizabeth 9, Ellen 8 PA
                  Harrison 6, Sarah 4 PA
                  Elias 1 PA
Pg.46, #627, Moses DUNCAN 36 PA farmer
                  Lavina 27 PA
                  Elias 4, Ellen 2 PA
                  Mary 1 PA
                  John PEARCE 21 PA laborer
Brushvalley
Pg.95, #1348, Samuel McDONALD 36 PA farmer $6000
                  Mary 33 PA
                  Margaret 11, Michael 9 PA
                  William 7, Catharine 4 PA
                  Sarah 3, Robert 2/12 PA
                  Mary DUNCAN 16 PA
Pg.96, #1366, Joseph DUNCAN 50 PA farmer $1500
                  Catharine 43 PA
                  Joseph 20, Sarah 18 PA
                  Mary 16 PA
                  David SNYDER 14 PA
                  Isabella WHITE 55
                  Matilda 27 PA
Pg.97, #1370, Levi HILDEBRAND 32 PA farmer $600
                  Mary 32 PA
                  Johnston 9, David 7 PA
                  William 6, Nancy 3 PA
                  James 1 PA
                  John DUNCAN 70 CT laborer
Wheatfield
Pg.99, #1403, John S. JUNCOM 24 PA & family (not Duncan)
Pg.101, #1430, James DUNCAN 24 PA farmer $1000
                  Eliza 23 PA
                  John 4, Elizabeth 3 PA
                  Ann 1/12 PA
Center
Pg.133, #1876, Alexander DUNCAN 46 PA farmer $1200
                  Eliza 36 PA
                  Alexander 19, Thomas 17 PA
                  Samuel 14, Milton 10 PA
                  Minerva 5, Robert 4 PA
                  David 1 PA
                  (MAD: Alexander b.1831 in 1880 Labette Co. KS census; Thomas b.1833 in 1860 Des Moines Co. IA census)
Pg.142, #2008, George DUNCAN 27 PA farmer $800
                  Emily 24 PA
                  Abbey 6, Caroline 4 PA
                  James 3, David 5/12 PA
Young
Pg.267, #132, David McCOMB 51 PA farmer $1200
                  Nancy 40 PA
                  May/Mary A. 18, Hannah 16 PA
                  David W. 6, Alex. D. 4 PA
                  James DUNCAN 30 PA carpenter
Pg.273, #215, John DUNCAN 43 PA mason $400
                  Letis 42 PA
                  Isabell 17, Mariah (f) 8 PA
                  Ricd?/Recob? J. (m) 6 PA
Conemaugh
Pg.309, #249, John DUNCAN 42 PA farmer
                  Nancy 40 PA
                  James 17, Jane 12 PA
                  Sarah E. 10, William W. 8 PA
                  Ann M. 6, John 4 PA
                  Ruth 2 PA
Saltsburg
Pg.314, #38, Samuel DUNCAN 30 PA boatman $700
                  Jane 27 PA
                  Ann J. 7, Clana (f) 3 PA
                  Samuel 1/12 PA
                  Mary NICHOLAS 16 PA
Pg.318, #87, Joseph JOHNSTON 27 PA blacksmith $700
                  Mary A. 22 PA
                  Martha 1 PA
                  Andrew DUNCAN 22 PA blacksmith
                  John DICKEY 20 PA
Pine
Pg.325, #65, Sarah DUNCAN 43 PA widow $700
                  Ann 19, Sarah 17 PA
                  Margaret 14, William 12 PA
Pg.326, #76, John DUNCAN 29 PA lumberman $600
                  Sarah 29 PA
                  Washington 7, Rebecca 5 PA
                  Adaline 3, Scott 1 PA
                  William 25 PA lumberman
Pg.326, #77, William DUNCAN 30 PA farmer $600
                  Elizabeth 30 PA
                  Justin (m) 7, Matilda 3 PA
                  George 2 PA
                  Isabella DAKE 16 PA
Pg.326, #79, John DUNCAN 24 PA farmer $2000
                  Ann 37 PA
                  Jane 22, Margret 18 PA
                  David 15 PA
Pg.326, #81, James DUNCAN 23 PA farmer
                  Rachel 19 PA (not m/in/yr)
Pg.326, #82, William DUNCAN 56 PA farmer $4000
                  Jane 58 PA
                  Samuel 21, Jane 19 PA
 

1860 and 1870 Indiana Co. PA Census

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ESTATE RECORDS

Indiana Co. PA Orphans Court dockets 1807-1881; index to Orphan's Court records 1803-1970; Index v.D-G (FHL film 862,695; SLC 6/13/2008; copied to ca 1860)
      Name & location?, Type of record, Docket Book-page, year
      Duncan, Albert, 128, 138, 139, 137, 140
      Duncan, Alex, 126, 287
      Duncan, Ann, Gdn appt., O.C. 2-237, 3/14/1842
            Gdn. Appt, O.C. 3-383, 3/25/1850
      Duncan, Alexander, Centre Twp, Letters Admin, Will 2-18, 1850
            Inv. & Appr., I&A file D#85, 1850
            Admin. account, Account 1-173, 3 Sept. 1852
      Duncan, Alvin, Gdn. appt., O.C. 4-321, term 26, June (no year)
            Rule of Gdn, O.C. 4-321, term 26, June
      Duncan, Anna Jane, Gdn. appt., O.C. 4-321, term 26, June
            Rule of Gdn, O.C. 4-321, term 26, June
            Guardian cited, O.C. 9-263
            Rule of Gdn., O.C. 9-263
      Duncan, Clarissa, Gdn. appt., O.C. 4-321, term 26, June
            Rule of Gdn, O.C. 4-321, term 26, June
      Duncan, David, Acct #1, Green Twp, Letters Admin, Will 2-336, 1857
            Widow's list, O.C. 5-231, 22 June 1857
            Proof of contract, O.C., 5-250, 57 June 1857
            Order of sale, O.C. 5-276, 49 Sept. 1857
            Admin. acct, Acct. 2-470, 10 Sept. 1858
            Auditor's Report, Acct. 2-520, 10 Sept. 1858
      Duncan, Elizabeth "(formerly Elizabeth Clark)", Acct. No.1
            Gdn. cited?, O.C. 2-344, 17 June 1844
            Gdn. acct, O.C. 2-348, 8 Sept 1844
      Duncan, James, Acct No.1
            Inquest awarded, O.C. 6-276, 1 Sept. 1862
            Recognizance, O.C. 6-309, 310, 311
      Duncan, John, Acct No.1, Will, Will 1-689, 1849
            Inv. & Appraisement, I&A file D#67, 1849
            Executor's Account, Acct. 1-174, 4 Sept. 1852
            Auditor's Report, Acct. 3-3, 48 Sept. 1857
      Duncan, Margaret, Acct. No.1, Gdn appt., O.C. 2-237, 14 March 1842
      Dunkin, Lucinda, Will, Will 3-353, 1867
            Inv. & Appr., I&A File D#97, 1867
            Exec. acct, Account 4-253, 31 April 1869
      Duncan, Sarah, Acct. No.1
            Gdn. appt., O.C. 2-237, 14 March 1842
            Gdn. appt., O.C. 3-383, 24 March 1850
      Duncan, Samuel, Acct.1, Brushvalley Twp.
            Letters of Admin, Will 1-369, 1840
            Inv. & Appr., I&A file D#31, 1840
            Admin. acct., O.C. 2-234, 2 March 1842
      Duncan, Thomas J., Acct.1, Blairsville Boro
            Letters of Admin, Will 2-442, 1859
            Inv. & Appr., I&A file D#148, 1859
            Widow's list, O.C. 5-507, 49 June 1859
      Duncan, Thomas J., Acct.2, died 1857 Blairsville Boro
            Letters of admin, Will 7-305, 1896
      Duncan, William, Acct.1, Gdn. appt., O.C. 2-237, 14 March 1842
            Inquest awarded, O.C. 5-273, 48 Sept. 1857
            Order of sale, O.C. 5-275, 48 Sept. 1857
            Return of sale, O.C. 5-302, 48 Sept. 1857
      Duncan, William D., White Twp., Will, Will 2-251, 1855
            Exec. Acct, Account 2-526, 44 May 1859
 

Indiana Co. PA Wills, card file 1805-1850 (FHL film 539,077 item 2; SLC 2/2009)
      John Duncan, 1849, wife Ann, ch: John, David, William, Joseph, James, Jane, Margaret (or John Duncan, 1-689)
 

Indiana Co. PA Will books 1-2, 1807-1861 (FHL film 863,903; SLC 6/13/2008)
      1-689, #1010: John Duncan of Brushvally Twp, Indiana Co. PA, weak in body; all my messuage of lands & tenemants; to my wife Ann, all the household and kitchen affairs to be divided out to our sons and daughters as she sees fit and when they need them; and 1/3 stock and farming utensils and $150 and foder for her stock; she with son John to continue to farm until all family raised to maturity and this end of the farm two shares together, to John and David 200 acres and when David arrives at 21, then his mother gives management to his hands and sooner if she thinks him capable. She to have use of two rooms for life and be provided for by John and David. If any of my 3 sons die without issue, or if the daughters, their portion to be equally divided among the rest. To son William 100 acres of land where he now lives, near McCartney's road (MAD: more description not copied). To son Joseph the balance of that land where James lives, the east end, 50 acres. To Joseph 50 acres of the old place adj. John and David and William. My daughter Jane $350 when of age or married, my daughter Margarett the same; the saw mill and land to my 5 sons share and share alike. Appoint sons William Duncan and James Duncan execs. March 15, 1849. Wit. James M. Featers, William Graham Sr. Proved 19 Dec. 1849.
      2-251: William D. Duncan of White Twp., Indiana Co. PA; pay debts, residue of money and farm I now live on adj. land of widow Stuchell, Michael Garman, my brother George, and other land, 88 acres, to wife Sarah. Appoint neighbour Isaac St.Clair exec. 2 June 1855. Wit. Robert Mitchell, Thompson McCrea. Proved 25 Oct. 1855.
 

Indiana Co. PA Will Books (FHL film 863,903; SLC 6/19/2009)
   Vol.1, 1807-1850
      1-368/369: #587, 30 Oct. 1840, Letters of Administration granted to William Graham and John Duncan on estate of Samuel Duncan, late of Brushvalley Twp., Indiana Co., bond of $800, security James Taylor and Woodroe Douglass.
   Vol.2, 1850-1861
      2-18: #1067, 23 Sept. 1850, Letters of Administration granted Eliza Duncan, widow of Alexander Duncan decd late of Centre Twp., bond of $1700, she to administer estate; to settle before 23 Sept. 1851, with Thomas Duncan and Alexander McMullen as securities.
      2-236: #1505, 7 May 1857, Letters of Administration granted to George W. Smith on estate of David Duncan, late of Green Twp., Margaret Duncan, widow of decd having renounced her right. Bond of $120, surety William Banks and E.P. Hildebrand.
      2-442: #1651, 18 May 1859, Letters of Administration granted to Agnes Jane Duncan on estate of Thomas J. Duncan, late of borough of Blairsville, decd, bond $500, security D. Brown and William Ranson. (MAD: does not say wife or widow)
      2-320, 520 - not Duncan (indexed 2-520, auditor's report, David Duncan)
 

Indiana Co. PA Orphans Court Records (FHL film 863,905; SLC 6/19/2009)
      2-234: March term 1842, #2, Saml. Duncan. Accounts of William Graham and John Duncan, balance $552.91.
      2-237: March term, 1842, #14, petition of John Duncan, one of administrators of Samuel Duncan decd; said Samuel Duncan left a widow and four children, Ann, Sarah, Margaret and William, all minors under age 14. Petition for court to appoint guardian. 28 March 1842, Court appointed Sarah Duncan guardian, bond of $400, security "John Griffith (of David)."
 

LAND RECORDS

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REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Armstrong Co. PA Deeds (SLC 9/15/2012)
      1-306/307: 24 Jan. 1807, Tobias Long of Cannemagh Twp, Indiana Co. PA, to Thomas Duncan of afsd, for 75 pounds, sell parcel of land in Allegheny Twp, Armstrong Co., known by name of Georgia, by land of Charles Grubb, by land of John Schenk, by land settled by Peter Hellman?, division line between said Duncan and Adam Wattingbough, containing 124 acres 2 perches, being a tract granted to said Tobias Long by warrant 12 Jan. 1803, and by patent 16 May 1803, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Tobias Long. Wit. John Pattison, Jas. Smith. Ack. in Indiana Co. 24 Jan. 1807. Recorded 22 Dec. 1808. (FHL film 861,224)
      1-494/495: "Thelth" April 1810; in 1809 between Thomas Duncan of Canimagh Twp, Indiana Co. PA, to Jas. Scott of Armstrong Co. PA, for $165 paid, sell parcel of land in Allegheny Twp, Armstrong Co., known by name of Georgia, by land of Charles Grubb, by land of John Schenk, by land settled by Peter Hilemman?, division line between Jas. Scott and Adam Wattingbough, containing 124 acres 2 perches, being part of a tract granted Tobias Long by warrant 12 Jan. 1803, pattent 16 May 1803, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thos. Duncan. Wit. Jas. Smith, Jms. Coug?. Ack. Armstrong Co. PA on date above written. Recorded 5 Nov. 1810. (FHL film 861,224)
      10-329/330: Letter of attorney. 12 April 1837, Ellen Duncan of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, appoint John Duncan of Shippensburg, twp., county & state afsd, to be my attorney ... tracts of land in Counties of Mifflin, Huntingdon, Cambria, Bedford, Indiana and Armstrong, and make deeds ... /s/ Ellen Duncan. Ack. in Cumberland Co. PA. Recorded April 25, 1837. (FHL film 861,228)
 

Cumberland Co. PA Deeds (edges of pages very dark to very light) (SLC 9/9/2010)
      KK-110/111: 16 Oct. 1826, James Duncan Esq. of Cumberland Co. PA to Doctor Stephen Duncan of Natchez, MS, for $17,000, lands: 90 acres of out lots in Borough of Carlisle laying North of said Borough and adj. heirs of Robert Bleane decd & others; a lot of ground on Conedoguinette Creek in north Middleton Township containing 10 acres purchased of the late David Williamson; undivided moiety or half part of tract in North and South Middleton townships lying on both sides of the turnpike road about 2 miles from Carlisle, containing in the whole 225 acres more or less and sometimes called "Duffy's tract"; one town lot with a small tenement thereon in the Borough of Carlisle and situate on the Old College Alley; a lot of woodland lying on the North Mountain adj. Nicholas Ulerich & others purchased of the late Dr. James Gustine containing 10 acres more or less; one other lot of woodland in Hopewell Twp. purchased of Walter Bell containing 35 acres more or less; tract of land in Indiana county containing 1600 (MAD: sixteen hundred) acres more or less purchased of Colonel Arthur P. Hayne; a tract of land in Venango County containing 1,000 acres more or less and one other tract in Jefferson County containing 1000 acres more or less both tracts purchased of the Howard Company one part being tract number 91 and the latter as tract No.230. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. Jno. T. Bingaman, Robt. T. Dunbar. Statement by Jno. D. Mahon who is acquainted with John T. Bingaman and Robert T. Dunbar, and with the handwriting of James Duncan. Recorded 8 Dec. 1826. (FHL film 21,061; SLC 9/9/2010; rechecked 6/2/2011)
 

Jefferson Co. PA Deeds (SLC 9/17/2012)
      1-15/16: 16 Oct. 1826, James Duncan of Cumberland Co. PA to Dr. Stephen Duncan of Natches, MS, for $17,000 paid, sell lands, lots or real estate, to wit, 90 acres of out lots in the Borough of Carlisle lying north in said borough and adj. heirs of Robert Blaine, Duncan & others, a lot of ground on the Conandaganette? Creek in North Middleton Twp. containing 600? acres more or less purchased of the late David Williamson, an undivided moiety or half part of a tract of land situated in North & South Middleton Twps. and lying on both sides of the Chespeke? Road about 2 miles from Carlisle containing in the whole 225 acres more or less, ... called "Duffies" tract, one town lot with a small tenement in the Borough of Carlisle on the old College Alley, a lot of woodland on the North Mountain adj. Nicholas Ulrich and others purchased of the late Dr. James Gastin containing 10 acres more or less, one other lot of woodland in Hopewell Twp. purchased of Walter Bell and containing 30 acres more or less, a tract of land in Indiana Co. containing 1600 acres more or less purchased of Col. Arthur P. Hayne, a tract of land in Venango Co. containing 1,000 acres more or less, one other tract in Jefferson Co. containing 1,000 acres more or less, both tracts purchased of the Holland Co., the first being distinguished as tract No.91 and the other as tract No.231, together with buildings, improvements, ... and appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. John F. Burgainar?, Robert F. Dunbar. Proved in Cumberland Co. PA on oath of John D. Mahon who is acquainted with John F. Benganour? and Robert F. Dunbar who are citizens of State of MS and acquainted with handwriting of James Duncan, 8 Dec. 1826, before Elisha Doyle. Recorded 27 Sept. 1828. (FHL film 923,839)
      1-176/178: 25 May 1832, Doctor Stephen Duncan of City of Natchez, Adams Co. MS, and wife Catharine by James H. Devor Esqr. of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, their attorney, to James Shields of Jefferson Co. PA, that whereas James Duncan Esq. late of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, by deed 16 Oct. 1826, recorded in Jefferson Co. Book No.1 pg.15&c conveyed to Doctor Stephen Duncan a parcel of land containing 1,000 acres in Rose Twp, Jefferson Co. PA, surveyed on a warrant to the Holland Co. No.3201, and Doctor Stephen Duncan and wife Catharine A. by power of attorney Aug. 1828 recorded Record Book 1 pg.58&c appointed George A. Lyon Esq. of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, their attorney to dispose of all their land in PA, AND George A. Lyon by his power of attorney dated 21 Aug. 1830 recorded in Jefferson Co. appointed James H. Devor to sell the lands of said Doctor Stephen Duncan in the counties of Indiana, Jefferson and Venango, PA; NOW Stephen Duncan and Catharine A. his wife for $436.25 paid, sell to James Shields the piece of land, part of the larger tract, beg. at the corner of tracts No. 232, 206, 231, of which the last tract ... Division Lot 5 or the original tract, by Lot No.4, ... containing 183 acres and 60 perches neat or strict measure, together with ... appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Catharine A. Duncan, by their Attorney in fact, Jas. H. Devor. Wit. Thos. Lucas, John Shields. James H. Devor Esquire, Attorney in fact for Doctor Stephen Duncan and Catharine A. Duncan, ack. deed 21 May 1832 before Thos. Lucas, Jefferson Co. PA. Recorded 21 May 1832. (FHL film 923,839; SLC 9/17/2012 and 5/1/2013)
      3-90/91: 1 Oct. 1839, Stephen Duncan of Adams Co. MS and Catharine A. Duncan his wife of Adams Co. MS but now ?? in City of Philadelphia, PA, appoint John Duncan of Southampton Twp, Cumberland Co. PA, to be our lawful attorney to sell lands, collect money, etc. ... in Cos. of Cumberland, Perry, Venango, Indiana and Jefferson in PA, ... Stephen Duncan ack. before John Binns, Aldr, Cumberland Co. PA, Oct. 7, 1839, Recorded 27 Nov. 1839 in Book 1 Pg.1437. Rec. 27 April 1840 (Jefferson Co. PA). (FHL film 923,840)
      4-138/140: 27 Sept. 1832, Doctor Stephen Duncan of City of Natchez, Adams Co. MS, and Catharine A. his wife, by James H. Devor, Esq., of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, their attorney, to Darius and Hiram Carrier of Rose Twp, Jefferson Co. PA, that James Duncan Esq. late of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, by deed 16 Oct. 1826 recorded Jefferson Co. Book 1 pg.15 &c granted to Doctor Stephen Duncan 1,000 acres in Rose Twp, Jefferson Co. PA, surveyed on warrant No.3201, and Doctor Stehen Duncan and Catharine A. his wife by letter or power of attorney (blank day) August 1828 recorded Book 1, pg.58 &c, appointed George A. Lyon Esq. of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, their attorney, and George A. Lyon by his letter or power of attorney on 21 Aug. 1830 recorded, appointed James H. Devor to sell and convey ... lands of said Doctor Stephen Duncan in Counties of Indiana, Jefferson and Venango, PA, NOW Stephen Duncan and Catharine A. his wife for $349 paid, sell to said Hiram and Darius Carrier the parcel of land, part of afsd larger tract, beg. corner of Lot No.3 of larger tract, corner of Lots Nos. 3-4-5&6, then by Lot No.6 ... Being Lot No.5, containing 174-1/2 acres. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Catharine A. Duncan, by their attorney James H. Dever. Wit. John Patrick, John R. Buell. Ack. before Thos. Lucas, J.P., Jefferson Co.
         15 Sept. 1835, Hiram and Derias Carrier of Rose Twp, Jefferson Co. PA, for $348 paid, sell George Eckler our interest to the land in the within deed. /s/ Derius Carrier, Hiram Carrier. Wit. Alexander McNight. Ack. 15 Sept. 1835 before Alexander McKnight, J.P. Recorded May 24, 1844. (FHL film 923,841)
      6-277/278: 13 Sept. 1848, Stephen Duncan and Catherine A. Duncan wife of Adams Co. MS appoint William M. Stewart of Borough of Indiana, Indiana Co. PA, our attorney. Ack. 13 Sept. 1848 before John Binns?, Comr., Adams Co. MS. Recorded 13 May 1851. (very faint and blurred document) (FHL film 923,842)
 

Venango Co. PA Deed (FHL film 864,540; SLC 9/18/2012)
      D-410/411: 16 Oct. 1826, James Duncan of Cumberland Co. PA to Doctor Stephen Duncan of Natchez, MS, for $17,000 paid, sell lots or real estate, 90 acres of out lots in Borough of Carlisle lying north of said Borough and adj. the heirs of Robert Blaine decd & others; a lot of ground on the Conedequinett Creek in North Middleton Twp. containing 10 acres more or less purchased of the late David Williamson; an undivided moiety or half part of a tract of land in North and South Middleton Townships and lying on both sides of the turnpike about 2 miles from Carlisle containing in the whole 225 acres more or less, sometimes called "Duffy's Tract"; one town lot with small tenement thereon in the Borough of Carlisle on the old College Alley; a lot of woodland on the north mountain adj. Nicholas Ulrich & others purchased of the late Lt. James Gustine containing 10 acres more or less, another lot of woodland in Hopewell twp. purchased of Walter Bell containing 35 acres more or less, a tract of land in Indiana Co. containing 1600 acres more or less purchased of Colonel Arthur F. Hayne, a tract of land in Venango Co. containing 1,000 acres more or less, and one other tract in Jefferson Co. containing 1,000 acres more or less, both tracts purchased of the Holland Company, the first Tract No.91, the latter Tract No.231, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. Jno. F. Bingaman, Robert T. Dunbar. Proved on oath of John D. Mahon who is acquainted with John F. Bingaman and Robert T. Dunbar and with the handwriting of James Duncan, 8 Dec. 1826, /s/ Jno. D. Mahon before Elisha Doyle. Recorded 8 Dec. 1826 in Cumberland Co. Record Book KK Vol.1 pg.110 &c. Recorded Sept. 25, 1828. (FHL film 864,540)
 

Westmoreland Co. PA Deeds (SLC 6/9/2008 and later; MAD: spelling varies)
      7-305: 4 Jan. 1805, John Long and Thomas Duncan, both of Indianah Co., Canimagh Twp, PA, to James Scott of Alaghany Twp, Armstrong Co. PA, for £16 paid, sell parcil of land on the waters of Plum Creek containing 150 acres joining lands of Caleb Gough in Armstrong Co, the said John Long and Thomas Duncan became possessed by Commissioner's deed conveyed to them by Christoopher Keys, with apertainances, warrant title. /s/ John Long, Thomas Duncan, James Scott. Wit. Jas. Clark, Wm. Clark, Tobias Long. All three ack. deed Jan. 4, 1805, before Jas. Clark, J.P., for Armstrong Co. Recorded 19 March 1805. (FHL film 929,168; SLC 9/19/2012)
      11-339/340: 29 Aug. 1815, James Duncan of Indiana Co. and wife Betsy late Betsey McKee to John McKee of Westmoreland Co, that Robert McKee late of Westmoreland Co. died seized at the time of his death of a tract of land in Hempfield Township adj. lands of William Jack and others. Having made his will dated 9 Nov. 1813 by which he devised a certain portion of said land to said Betsy McKee one of his daughters to be set apart, which was done accordingly, and one other portion of said land was divided to David McKee to be set apart in the manner mentioned in the will, which was also done, and the said David died intestate, in vertue? of which the said Betsy was entitled to an equal portion of his interest in the land with his brothers and sisters which was to each an equal eighth part, now the said James Duncan and Betsy his wife for $800 paid by said John McKee, sell to said John McKee all the following lots, consisting of numbers 2 and 9 on a general deed of partition made in pursuance of said will, No.2 of upland beg. at a post on corner of number 1, then ... on a line of William Jack's land, then ... to the beg. containing 10 acres and 114 perches, neat measured No.9 of meadow ground beg. at a post on a line of No.6 ... then by No.10 to a post at a lane to be opened, then ... line by No.8, then ... post at No.2, then ... to the beginning, containing 4 acres and 37 perches neat measure. /s/ James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan. Wit. James McGarney? (McGomery?), Joseph Merewith. Recorded August 29, 1815. (FHL film 929,170; SLC 9/11/2010)
      11-388/389: 15 Nov. 1815, William McKee and Mary his wife of Indiana Twp, Indiana Co., PA, which Mary is one of the children and heirs at law of Robert McKee late of Westmoreland Co. deceased and of the heirs at law of David McKee also late of Westmd. County afsd, whereas William and Mary in right of said Mary are by law entitled to a distributive share of the personal estate of Robert McKee decd. equal to one ninth part, and William and Mary in right of said Mary are further entitled to one equal undivided ninth part of all land in messuage and lot of ground contiguous to the mill dam near Greenburg and proceeding 70 feet or thereabouts upon the great road, part of the real estate of Robert McKee of which no distribution has yet been made, and are by law entitled to one equal eighth as well of the real as of the personal whereby David McKee lately died seized, now William McKee and Mary his wife for $200 paid by James Duncan of town of Indiana, have quit claimed to James Duncan all shares ... of the personal estate of Robert McKee and of the lot of ground and all our interest in the real and personal estate of David McKee. /s/ William McKee, Mary McKee. Wit. James McKnight. They ack. 15 Nov. 1815 before James McKnight, J.P., Indiana Co. Certification by James McLain Prothonotary of Court of Common Pleas of Indiana Co., for James McKnight Esq., 15 Nov. 1815. Recorded Nov. 20, 1815. (FHL film 929,170; SLC 9/19/2012)
      12-522/523: Deed of release, 28 May 1817, James Duncan of Town of Indiana, Indiana Co. PA, that William McKee of this town and wife Mary by their release dated 15 Nov. 1815 recorded in Westmoreland Co. in Book 11 pg.388 released to James Duncan all shares they had to the personal estate of Robert McKee late of Westmoreland Co. decd and also the real estate of said Robert in said county, they William and Mary held in right of Mary as one of the children and heirs of Robert McKee decd, now James Duncan for $300 paid by John Irwin of City of Pittsburgh, have quit claimed to John Irwin all shares ... he has in any way to the afsd and also his right to the real and personal estate of David McKee late of Westmoreland Co. decd which by the instrument of release William & Mary also released to said James Duncan, which James Duncan releases to John Irwin. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. S. Kingston. Deed ack. by James Duncan 28 May 1817 before John Donogh, J.P. of Allegheny Co. It is mutually agreed between the parties that if the proceeds of the real and personal estate amount to $300, then James Duncan shall make up to John Irwin the defficiency should there be any, and if it is valued or disposed of for greater than $300, then John Irwin shall refund the overplus if any to James Duncan, /s/ 28 May 1817, James Duncan, Jno. Irwin. Wit. S. Kingston. Recorded Dec. 22, 1817. (FHL film 929,171; SLC 9/19/2012)
      20-55/56: 18 Dec. 1829, John Gallagher of Derry Township, Westmoreland Co. PA, and wife Susannah to James Duncan of Conemaugh Township, Indiana Co. PA, for $40.50, sell that certain lot of ground in town of Livermore in Derry Township afsd bounded beg. on the corner of Main and cross Streets, then ... by lot No.25 to Diamond Alley, then by said alley ... to Cross Street, then to the beg., known in the general plan of said town by No.26, the same being part of a tract granted to said John Gallagher by patent 5 Nov. 1820 enrolled in Patent Book H Vol.26 Page 624. /s/ Jno. Gallagher, Susanna Gallagher. Wit. Charles McLaughlin, D. Connor. Ack. 21 Dec. 1829. Recorded 20 August 1832. (FHL film 929,115; SLC 9/11/2010)
      20-56/57: 30 Oct. 1830, James Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Indiana Co. PA to William J. Hall of Derry Township, Westmoreland Co. PA, for $30, sell lot of ground in town of Livermore in Westmoreland Co., Derry Twp, beg. on the corner of Main & Cross Street, then ... on Main Street, then to Diamond Alley, then by said alley ... to Cross Street, then to the beginning, numbered on the General Plan of said town by number 26, being part of a tract granted by PA to John Gallagher by patent 5 Nov. 1829 enrolled in Patent Book H Volume 26 page 624, who on 18 Dec. 1829 conveyed the same to James Duncan party hereto. /s/ James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan. Wit. Joseph Donnelly, Samuel Scott. Ack. 30 Oct. 1830. Recorded 20 Aug. 1832. (FHL film 929,115; SLC 9/11/2010)
      28-383: 6 March 1845, David Duncan and wife Mary Anne (X) and William Duncan and wife Margaret (X) and John Duncan and wife Nancy (X) and Samuel Duncan (MAD: signed Samuel M. Duncan) and wife Jane and George Duncan (MAD: signed George S. Duncan) and wife Eelely (MAD: signed Emely (X)) of Loyalhanna Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, and Alexander Duncan and wife Eliza (MAD: signed Elizabeth (X)) and Thomas Duncan and wife Jane (X) of Centre Twp., Indiana Co. PA, to James Duncan of Loyalhanna Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, for $1,750, land in Loyalhanna Twp. adj. land of heirs of John Bell now James Simons, land of Mathew Taylor now Eunice Heinnings, land of George Kincaid and Garret Crusan now Joseph Crusan, land of Robert Duncan now Samuel Boyd, land of George Uncapher now John Horrell, containing 203 acres 130 perches granted to said James Duncan by patent 22 March 1837, recorded Patent Book H vol.37 page 107; said James Duncan died intestate leaving a number of heirs of whom the said David, William, John, Samuel, George, Alexander and Thomas Duncan. Signed by all. Wit. John Horrell, Samuel Galbreath, Michael Myers, Robert Lowery, Adam Johnston. Rec. 18 Nov. 1845. (FHL film 929,175; SLC 6/9/2008)
      32-314: 5 March 1850, Samuel Waddle and wife Martha, James Duncan and wife Jane, and John Waddle of Loyalhannah Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, to William Waddle of same, for $300, their interest in land in Loyalhannah Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA adj. land of David Kirkpatrick's heirs, Giles Butterfield, Henry Shoup, and James Lunon, containing 93 acres 38 perches, owned by William Waddle for himself and in trust for the above heirs of Ann Waddle, decd, per patent April 6, 1838, in Patent Book H, vol.39 page 360. Wit. Marshall Shields, James Waddle, William Barnard. All appeared in Indiana Co. PA. Rec. 4 Feb. 1851. (FHL film 929,177; SLC 6/9/2008)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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, Clark W.; C 12 PA Inf. (S); 1926 June 1, Invalid(S) Appl. #1541747, Cert. #A-3-26-27, PA; remarks C2319461?. (MAD: ?? 1860 Indiana Co. PA census)
      Duncan, Harrison, mother Duncan, Margaret; D 78 PA Inf.; 1878 Oct. 31, Mother Appl. #240046, Cert. #194550. (MAD: 1850 Indiana Co. PA census)
      Duncan, Jasper M.; E 16 PA Inf.; 1922 Sept. 12, Invalid(S) Appl. #1472016, Cert. #1217307, PA; remarks C2424600. (MAD: ?? 1860 Indiana Co. PA census)
      Duncan, Joseph J., widow Duncan, Sarah J.; K 67 PA Inf.; 1877 Sept. 8, Invalid Appl. #241648, Cert. #186200; 1896 Jan. 18, Widow Appl. #627004, Cert. #438685, PA. (MAD: ? 1860 Indiana Co. PA census)
      Duncan, William, widow Duncan, Elmira E.; D 78 PA Inf.; 1890 July 15, Invalid Appl. #826818, Cert. #858817, PA; 1916 Sept. 16, Widow Appl. #1073188, Cert. #817519, PA; remarks XC2734113. (MAD: 1900-1910 Indiana Co. PA, b.1841 PA)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

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OTHER RECORDS

"Calendar of Virginia state papers and other manuscripts" ed. by Wm. P. Palmer; Vol.6, August 11, 1792 - December 31, 1793 (from Evelyn Sigler 12/1980)
      Pg.2: 1792, Aug. 11. Thomas and Martha Duncan. On list of names concerning land grants of Indiana Co.
      Pg.34: 1792, Aug. 11. Dealing with Indiana Co. Frances Reed, John & Eliz. Andrews, Isabella McIntire, Wm. & Anne Irwin, Geo. & Mary Thompson, Thos. & Martha Duncan, Catherine Callender and Robert Callender, claimants under Robert Callender. Title from last will and testament of Robert Callender. No. of shares 8,651.
 

"Indiana Democrat" Indiana, Pennsylvania, June 23, 1864 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
      TAVERN LICENSES
      The following persons have filed their petitions in the Clerk's office of the Court of Quarter Session of the Peace for Indiana Co., and they will be presented, for Licenses, to sell Liquors, on Monday the 20th of June, inst:
      Sarah J. Duncan, Strongstown.
      Robt Campbell, Georgeville.
      Conrad Whissel, Indiana.
      Edward Myers, Brownstown.
      Joseph Anderson, Saltsburg.
      Edward King, Cherrytree.
      Conrad Bly, Cherryhill.
      Daniel Sweitzer, Marchand.
            BY THE QUART
      John S. Watterson, Blairsville.
      Henry Blank, Saltsburg.
 

"The Blairsville Press" Blairsville, Friday, February 21, 1868 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
      OBITUARY - DUNCAN -- On Feb 10, 1868, at Marion [MAD: ? Indiana Co.], Pa., Mr. Thomas Duncan, in the 57th year of his age.
 

"Indiana Democrat" Indiana [Indiana Co.], Pennsylvania, November 27, 1873 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
      ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE
      Letters of Administrator upon the Estate of Samuel Duncan, late of Saltsburg Borough, dec'd., have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims against the same will present, without delay properly authenticated for settlement. Sarah Duncan, Administratrix. Nov. 25, 1873-31w6
 

"The Indiana Progress" Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, February 12, 1896 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 5/2004)
      Married at the Clawson House.
      Mr. Andrew J. Duncan, of Apollo, and Miss Beckie Skelly, of Blairsville, were married at the parlors of the Clawson House by Dr. Hall, of this place, on Thursday evening. The couple left for Apollo where they will go to housekeeping.
 

"Indiana Weekly Messenger" Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, December 11, 1901 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 5/2004)
      The will of Mrs. Jane Duncan, late of Marion Center, was filed December 7th. She devises to her daughter, Mrs. Aggie McGregor, house and lot in Marion Center; to her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Bee, lot in same; the residue of the property is divided between Mary J. Lowry, Elizabeth M. Bee, children of Andrew Duncan, D.W. Duncan, Martha Meanor and Aggie A. McGregor. D.W. Bee and James McGregor are appointed executors. The will is dated February 24, 1892.
 

"Indiana Evening Gazette" Indiana, Pennsylvania, Thursday, January 5, 1910 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 5/2004)
      ANDREW DUNCAN'S FALL.
      Aged Creekside Man Had His Left Leg Broken.
      Andrew Duncan, of Creekside, had a fall about two weeks ago, while doing some work around the barn and had his left leg broken. Mr. Duncan is getting along nicely, but being almost 80 years of age, it thought it will be quite a while before he can be around. Miss Effie Duncan, of North Side, Pittsburg, who spent the holidays at the home of her father, Andrew Duncan, has returned to the Smoky City.
 

OTHER SOURCES FOR INFORMATION

"The Sterling Genealogy" Vol.2, by Albert Mack Sterling, 1909 (SUTRO book CS71 S838; CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      Joseph Sterling of Derry Township, Penn.
      Pg.1170-1: Sarah Jane Graham, b. in Indiana Co., May 11, 1832; m. Joseph J. Duncan, b. Mar. 25, 1830. He enlisted in Co. K, 67th Regt., Penn. Vols., and served three years in the Union army. He has been a farmer and hotel keeper in Westmoreland and Indiana counties. (MAD: see this book for more)
      Pg.1172-3: Martha Jane Marshall, b. in Wayne [Delaware Co.], May 19, 1837; m. in 1854 William Duncan, son of William, who d. Nov. 3, 1856; m. 2d, Albert Easley, son of Isaac and Mary Easley of IL; removed to Carroll Co. MO. Children by first marriage:
            Samuel Duncan, b. in Cambria Co. PA, m. in MO Dec. 25, 1879, Rhoda A., dau. of Daniel and Mary Harrison; removed to KS. Issue: Bessie, b. Dec. 25, 1880; William, b. Apr. 24, 1882; Jessie, b. Apr. 1884.
            Walter Marshall Duncan, b. in Cambria Co., Dec. 31, 1856; m. Mar. 25, 1883, Amy, dau. of Joel and Sarah Bogue; a farmer in MO. Issue: Olive, b. Feb. 4, 1884.
            Children by second marriage b.1862 on, surname Easley, not copied.
 

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