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Last revised August 29, 2014

PERRY CO. PA
Formed 1820 from Cumberland
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820 Perry Co. PA Census
Pg.334  Joseph Duncan        110001      - 30010          Rye Twp


1830 Perry Co. PA Census
Pg.276  James M. Duncan      1000,2100,1 - 0000,2         Juniata
   303  Stephen Duncan       0000,001    - 1000,1         Wheatfield


1840 Perry Co. PA Census
Pg.261  James M. Dunkin      1010,01     - 1200,1         Bloomfield
   264  William Dunkin       2000,1      - 1000,1         Centre
   267  James Dunkin         0122,001    - 1100,101
   352  Crawford Duncan      2000,1      - 0000,1         Tyrone

1850 Perry Co. PA Census
Saville
Pg.307, #95, James M. DUNCAN 51 PA carpenter
                  Eleanor 44 PA
                  Samuel M. 20, Mary J. 18 PA
                  Elisa 16, Ann 14 10 PA
                  Joseph W. 10, James M. 7 PA
                  Wm. W. 4 PA
                  (MAD: 1860 Warren Co. IL census)
Tyron
Pg.389, #168, Poorhouse
                  Crawford DUNCAN (m) 41 PA criple
                  several names
                  James DUNCAN 4 PA "want"
                  several names
                  Susanah DUNCAN 38 PA want
                  Mary 3 PA want
Carroll
Pg.418, #164, William BLACK 80 PA farmer $130
                  Catharine 70 PA
                  William DUNCAN 10 PA
Centre
Pg.435, #182, William DUNCAN 35 PA fuller?
                  Catharine 35 PA
                  James 13, Samuel 12 PA
                  Sarah J. 11, Martha 1 PA
Newport
Pg.474, #737, James DUNCAN 61 PA laborer
                  Hannah 58 PA
                  James 24, Thomas 18 PA
                  Eleanor J. 16, Emeline 14 PA
Pg.474, #740, William DUNCAN 23 PA boatman
                  Lydia 19 PA, mar/in/year
                  w/HARTZELL family age 33 & younger
Pg.475, #741, Davis DUNCAN 27 PA boatman
                  Harriet 24 PA
                  Samuel POWER 18 PA
 

1860 Perry Co. PA Census
Centre Twp.
Pg.420, #204-202, Peter CAMERON 61 SCT farmer $0-$0
                  Susan 39 PA
                  William 18 PA farm laborer
                  Robert 16, James 13 PA
                  Peter 11, Catharine 6 PA
                  Willis (m) 3 PA
                  Mary DUNCAN 12, James 15 PA
Miller Twp.
Pg.620, #55-55, Charles K. SMITH 29 PA farmer $0-$1600
                  Angeline 22 PA
                  Hannah DUNCAN 38 PA servant
                  Tenford J. SMITH (m) 15 PA laborer
                  Jacob E. 14 PA
                  David YAHN 21 PA laborer
Newport Borough
Pg.639, #250-250, Wm. DUNCAN 31 PA laborer $0-$75
                  Lydia 29 PA
                  Ezora E. (f) 6, Irvin D. (m) 3 PA
                  Charles C. 1 PA
Pg.640, #265-265, Joseph DUNCAN 28 PA laborer $700-$150
                  Caroline 29 PRUSSIA
                  Josephine 10, Catherine 8 PA
                  Geo. G. 5, Wm. 2 PA
                  Jane 5/12 PA
Pg.666, #187-187, James DUNCAN 25 PA laborer $400-$100
                  Mary A. 24 PA
                  Sarah E. 12, Ellen J. 1 PA
                  Henrietta (f) 3 PA
                  (MAD: ages as given)
Saville Twp.
Pg.770-1, #219-219, Jacob BOWER 38 PA laborer $500-$260
                  Mary A. 36 PA
                  John A. 10, Sarah C. 9 PA
                  Amelia J. 7, Thomas J. 3 PA
                  Benjamin H. 2, Mary E. 9/12 PA
                  Ann DUNCAN 36 PA
                  Jacob BOWERS Sr. 67 PA tailor $400-$30
Spring Twp.
Pg.815, #549-546, Wm. DUNCAN 45 PA (blank) $700-$30
                  Catharine 45 PA
                  James 23, Samuel 21 PA
                  Martha 11, William 9 PA
                  Amanda 3 PA
 

1870 Perry Co. PA Census
Carroll Twp
Pg.28, #254-261, FANNYFELTER?, Elizabeth (f) 65 PA (blank) $300-$0
                  DUNCAN, Mariah (f) 20? PA
                  DUNCAN, James 32 PA laborer
Newport Borough
Pg.169, #5-5, DUNCAN, James 46 PA W. on R.Road $1200-$300
                  Mary 44 PA K.H.
                  Henrietta (f) 12 PA
                  Chas. (m) 9 PA
                  Angenia (f) 7 PA
                  Daniel 6/12 PA b.Dec.
Penn Twp., P.O. Duncannon
Pg.186, #67-82, DUNCAN, Joseph 35 PA day laborer $0-$200
                  Elizebeth 32 PA keeping house
                  Mary 11/12 PA (month of birth blank)
                  DUNCAN, Salome 10 PA
                  Ann 9 PA
                  Joseph 6 PA
                  B. (m) 3 PA
                  MORRIS, William 64 IRE day laborer $0-$100, parents of foreign birth
                  Margret 58 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  McEMMY?, Charles 24 PA pedler
                  Elizebeth 29 PA keeping house
                  and many more families
Spring Twp.
Pg.259, #39-40, DUNCAN, James 36 PA laborer $0-$0
                  Emma 27 MD (written above PA), father of foreign birth
                  William 3, Charles 1 PA
Pg.272, #235-241, DUNCAN, Samuel 33 PA laborer $800-$100
                  Mary A. 26 PA
                  Sarah F. 4, Mary C. 2 PA
                  DUNCAN, William 60 PA laborer
 

LAND RECORDS

Perry Co. PA Deed Indexes 1820+, not copied after ca 1860 (SLC 7/25/2014)
   Grantors (FHL film 22,010)
      Book X Vol.I pg.19: Duncan, B.S. to Duncannon Iron Co., 1865
      Book Q Vol.I pg.172: Duncan, Cath to D. Dunkleberger, 1856
      Book Y Vol.I pg.248: Duncan & Cathcart to Oliver Rice, 1866
      Book D Vol.I pg.428: Duncan, J.M. to T.A. Godfrey, 1831
      Book P Vol.I pg.502: Duncan, Mary et al to John Wright, 1855
      Book E Vol.I pg.151: Duncan, Rebecca to D.W. Hulings, 1833
      Book N Vol.I pg.263: Duncan, R. to E. & J. Kirkpatrick, 1850
      Book D Vol.I pg.361: Duncan, Stephen et al to D.N. Mackin, 1831
      Book D Vol.I pg.362: Duncan, Stephen et al to D.N. Mackin, 1831
      Book E Vol.I pg.86: Duncan, Stephen to J.B. Lyon, 1832
      Book E Vol.I pg.87: Duncan, Stephen to Jno. Johnson, 1832
      Book K Vol.I pg.104: Duncan, Stephen to Ben McIntire, 1842
      Book L Vol.I pg.269: Duncan & Speck to Jac Young, 1846
      Book F Vol.II pg.103: Duncan, Saml. to Jac Keck, 1872
      (later Duncan, S. names not copied)
      Book C Vol.I pg.91: Duncan, Thos. to Stephen Duncan, 1828
      Book O Vol.I pg.221(2): Duncan, Thos. to Thos. Ginines, 1851
      Book P Vol.I pg.502: Duncan, Thos. to Jno. Wright, 1855
      Book R Vol.I pg.232: Duncan, Thos. to Aug. M. Kissick, 1857
      Book R Vol.I pg.556: Duncan, Thos. to R. Benj. S. Duncan, 1858
      Book D Vol.II pg.144: Duncan, Thos. et al to Saml. Chattams, 1873
      quit
   Grantees (FHL film 22,014)
      R-556: Duncan, Ben S. from Thos. Duncan, 1858
      T-326: Duncan, Caroline from J.J. Stuckey, 1861
      M-551: Duncan, Ellen from G.W. Power?, 1849
      B-405: Duncan, Jas. M. from John Harper, 1827
      W-18: Duncan, Jas. from Geo. Hoffman, 1864
      W-348: Duncan, Jno. from Isaac Rowe et al, 1865
      K-160: Duncan, Rebecca from D.W. Huling, 1843
      C-81: Duncan, Stephen et al from Andrew Mateer, 1828
      C-91: Duncan, Stephen from Thos. Duncan, 1828
      E-72: Duncn, Stephen from J.D. Mahon, 1832
      F-195: Duncan, Stephen et al from Harry Gordan, 1835
      X-252: Duncan, Stephen et al from Robt. Clark, 1865
      L-173: Duncan, Thos. from Geo. Free, 1845
      O-219: Duncan, Thos. from D. Gautt, 1851
      R-343: Duncan, Thos. from Saml. Potter, 1858
      S-37: Duncan, Thos. from B.F. Milley, 1858
      S-39: Duncan, Thos. from A.Y. Harrison, 1858

Perry Co. PA Deeds; not copied after ca 1860 (SLC 7/26/2014)
   Deeds v. A1-B1 1820-1827 (FHL film 22,018)
      B-405/406: 26 Aug. 1826, John Harper and Isabella his wife of Bloomfield, Juniatta Twp, Perry Co. PA, to James M. Duncan of same place, for $20.90 paid, sell half lot in Bloomfield, Twp and county afsd, beg. at a corner between Lots 11 and 13, then by lot ll north , then by an alley south, then by the residue of lot 13, ... to the East side of Carlisle Street at the centre between the houses of said John Harper and said James M. Duncan, then ... to the beginning, it being one half of lot No.13 in the plan of said town which the Commissioners of said Co. by deed 9 Aug. 1826 granted to said John Harper, Lot 13 with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Harper, wit. R. Kelly, J.P. Ack. by John Harper and Isabella his wife 26 Aug. 1826 before Wilson McClure. Entered 18 March 1827. (FHL film 22,018)
   Deeds v. C1-D1 1827-1832 (FHL film 22,019)
      C-81/82: 17 April 1828, Andrew Mateer of Allen Twp, Cumberland Co. PA, to John D. Mahan of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co., and Stephen Duncan of City of Philadelphia, Esq., for $1,000 paid, sell 3 tracts of land in Rye? Twp., Perry Co., state afsd, containing in the whole 1251 acres 142 perches more or less, one of the tracts containing 423 acres and 23 perches, bounded by land surveyed in the names of John Elder, Joseph Watkins and others surveyed in the name of Samuel Laird; also one other of said tracts containing 404 acres and 49 perches bounded by lands surveyed in the names of John Godfrey, Joseph Watkins and others, surveyed in the name of William Lane; also one other of said tracts containing 444 acres and 70 perches bounded by lands surveyed in the names of John Elder, Michael Smith and others, surveyed in the name of William Crabb, containing in the whole 1251 acres 142 perches as aforesaid, more or less. The two first described tracts were taken in execution by John Carothers Esq., High Sheriff of Cumberland Co. at the suit of the executors of Andrew Galbreath Esq. decd. against Josiah Galbreath, and sold the said two tracts of land to the afsd Andrew Mateer the grantor by deed ack. in open Court in Borough of Carlisle 3 Jan. 1810, the last lot was also taken in execution by John Carothers, High Sheriff as afsd at the suit of Thomas Duncan and Even Evans Esq. against Josiah Galbreath and sold said tract of land to afsd Andrew Mateer the grantor by deed ack. in open court in Borough of Carlisle 11 Aug. 1809. The claims of the Commonwealth & the taxes is excepted, reference to Deeds and Documents will more fully appear, together with all buildings, improvements, ... and appurtenances, ... of the said Andrew Mateer to hold the above described 1223 acres and 142 perches of land to the said John D. Mahon & Stephen Duncan Esq., except what is before excepted, ... warrant title. /s/ Andrew Mateer. Wit. Robert Wright, John Creagh. Receipt for the $1,000, /s/ Andw. Mateer, wit. Robert Wright, John Creigh. Ack. the day and date above written. Entered 25 April 1828. (FHL film 22,019)
      C-91/92: 22 Feb. 1827, Thomas Duncan of City of Philadelphia, Esq., and Martha his wife to Stephen Duncan of same place, Esq., for $1 paid by said "Steph" Duncan, sell to said "Steph" Duncan the following tracts and pieces of land in Rye and Wheatfield Townships in Perry Co. PA, No.1 situated on Susquehanna River surveyed on a warrant of 1 February 1794 in the name of Mathew Lock "adoing" Sarah Jacobs and Michel Smith & Co. "estan" 291 acres 8 perches and allowance; No.2 surveyed and a warrant dated the same day in the name of Michael Simpson contains 410 acres and 4 perches above & adj. on Shearman's Creek; No.3 surveyed on a warrant same date in the name of Adam Harbison contains 403 acres and 4 perches above and adj. Shearman's Creek; No.4 surveyed on a warrant of same date in the name of John Godfrey above & adj. parts on Shearman's Creek and adj. John Kennedy & Samuel Graham, contains 414 acres and 95 perches; No.5 surveyed on a warrant of same date above and adjoining Shearman's Creek partly in the name of John Kelso contains 431 acres and 101 perches; No.6 surveyed on a warrant of the same date in the name of Joseph Kelso above & adj. contains 407 acres and 64 perches with the "usul" allowance of 6% for roads & highways, in all the said part six tracts of land and one tract of same surveyed in an application dated Aug. 20, 1766 surveyed in the name of Mark Heiling bounded by Sherman's Creek on the south contains 30 acres and 116 perches & allowance, together also with all and singular the buildings and improvements, ... and appurtenances ... and the reversions and remainders, ... whatsoever the said Thomas Duncan & Martha his wife to the same, to have and hold the said 7 tracts of land to the said Stephen Duncan ... and Thomas Duncan ... warrants [title]. /s/ Thos. Duncan, Martha Duncan. Wit. Sarah M. Campbell, John B. Gibson. Received on above date the sum of $1 in full, /s/ Thos. Duncan. Ack. 22 Feb. 1827 before John B. Gibson, associate judge of the Supreme Court of PA. Recorded 14 May 1828. (FHL film 22,019)
      D-361/362: Article of Agreement 13 July 1831, between Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahan of Cumberland Co. PA of the one part and David N. Mahon of same county & state of the other part; that Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahon for $20,000 (two thousand six hundred and sixty six dollars and sixty six cents already received by them from the said David N. Mahan and do acquit him from all claims by reason thereof, and the balance of said twenty thousand dollars to be paid as hereinafter set forth), and they promise with the said David N. Mahan that they the said John and Stephen will convey to said David N. Mahan an undivided 1/3 part of "Duncanon forge" situate in Perry Co. and all the lands, privileges and hereditaments thereunto belonging; also an undivided 1/3 part of the farm in Perry Co. purchased by said Duncan and Mahan from Robert Clark with the mill and distillery thereon erected; also an undivided third part of the lands and furnace site purchased by the same from ---- Ickes; and an undivided third part of Chestnut Grove furnace in Adams Co. and the lands thereunto appertaining; as also of all the lands though not in this agreement specified which the said Duncan and Mahan now hold in the said counties of Perry and Adams or did hold on 27 June last, together with all appurtenances thereunto belonging or intended to be used or connected therewith; and also of all the stock implements, benefits, advantages, profits, debts, claims, demands owing to the same or in any wise connected with the carrying on and working of the said forge furnace mill distillery & so far as the said Duncan and Mahan are now or were interested on the said 27 June last as partners or owners therein by whatsoever name, description or title the same may be held or claimed, it being the intention of the parties hereto to vest in the said David N. Mahan an undivided third part of all the interest, real, personal and mixed of the said Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahan in the said real and personal estate and in the debts, claims and demands due and owing to the said Duncan and Mahan for or by reason of said forge, furnace, mill, distillery &c ... as if the said D.N. Mahan had been jointly concerned with them from the commencement of their interest ... said David is not to be liable for debts due from and by the said Duncan and Mahan for and on account of the real and personal estate afsd ... and the said David N. Mahan in consideration of the premises ... agrees that he will pay in addition to the said sum of $2,666.66 already paid, the further sum of $17,333.33, the balance of the $20,000 aforesaid according to the terms of the article of partnership this day entered into by the said Stephen Duncan, John D. Mahan and David N. Mahan, which as to the payment ... said David shall pay each and every year out of the whole amount of the net proceeds of his share of the property, to him by Duncan and Mahan according to this agreement until the same is paid, but the said David is not bound to pay for and on account of said balance due Duncan and Mahan in any one year a greater amount or any thing beyond the amount of the net proceeds of his share (more not copied here). /s/ Stephen Duncan, John D. Mahan, D.N. Mahan. Wit. George Croft, Jas. W. Patton. Ack. 30 July 1831 before George Croft, JP of Cumberland Co. Recorded 15 July 1831. (FHL film 22,019)
      D-362/364: Articles of copartnership, Stephen Duncan, John D. Mahan, David N. Mahan. 30 July 1831, all of Cumberland Co. PA, equally interested in Duncannon forge in Perry Co. and in Chestnut Grove furnace in Adams Co. and in certain lands, stock implements, ore banks, rights, privileges and appurtenances belonging thereto ... have agreed to become copartners in the business of manufactoring iron at said forge and furnace and vending the same ... (much more not copied here) partnership to continue for five years. /s/ Stephen Duncan, John D. Mahan, D.N. Mahan. Wit. George Croft, Jos. W. Patton. Ack. before George Croft, Cumberland Co. JP, 13 July 1831. Recorded 15 July 1831. (FHL film 22,019)
      D-428: 8 Sept. 1831, James M. Duncan and his wife Ellanor of Borough of Bloomfield, Centre Twp, Perry Co. PA, to Thompson A. Godfrey of same place, for $350 paid, sell lot of ground in Borough of Bloomfield, Twp. & County afsd, beg. at corner between Lots No.11 and 13, thence by lot No.11 North ... thence ... thence by residue of Lot No.13 ... to east side of Carlisle Street and the Centre between the house of John Harper and sd. Thompson A. Godfrey, and thence by said street ... to the beginning, being 1/2 of Lot No.13 in the plan of sd borough and which lot the commissioners of sd county on 9 Aug. 1826 granted to John Harper & his wife who by deed 26 Aug. 1826 confirmed to James M. Duncan and his wife, together with buildings, improvements, ... and appurtenances, ... unto the said Thompson A. Godfrey, warrant title. /s/ James M. Duncan, Elanor M. Duncan. Wit. John Harper S. Ramsey. Received $350 in full, /s/ James M. Duncan, wit. John Harper. Ack. 8 Sept. 1831 before John Harper, J.P. of said Perry Co. Recorded 9 Sept. 1831. (FHL film 22,019)
   Deeds v. E1-F1 1832-1836 (FHL film 22,020)
      E-72/73: 6 Sept. 1832, John D. Mahan of Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, to Stephen Duncan, that John D. Mahan for $12,500 paid, sold to said Stephen Duncan all his title and interest in the undivided half of Duncannon Forge and the Merchant Grist Mill, Saw Mill and distilery in Wheatfield Twp., Perry Co., and all the lands appertaining thereunto, viz, the lands conveyed by Thomas and Martha Duncan to Stephen Duncan in Perry Co. by indenture 22 Feb. 1827, the land and mill property conveyed by Robert Clark to Stephen Duncan & John D. Mahon by deed 16 April 1829, the tract of mountain land conveyed to same by Andrew Mater by deed 27 April 1828, the tract of land in Wheatfield Twp, Perry Co. conveyed to same by John Blair by deed 31 March 1830 and also all his interest in the undivided half of a tract of land conveyed to Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahon by Jonas Ickes in Tyrone Twp, Perry Co., by deed 5 Sept. 1827, and all the interest of the said John D. Mahon in the personal affects and stock used, belonging or in any way connected with the iron works in Perry Co. of every description, and all his interest in any debt, claim, or demand now due or to accrue to the firm of Duncan & Mahon, together with all buildings, improvements, ... and appurtenances, of him the said John D. Mahon to the same, to Stephen Duncan, warrant title. /s/ John D. Mahon. Wit. Lewis Denig. Recd. on the above date from Stephen Duncan, $12,500, in full. /s/ John D. Mahon. Wit. Lewis Denig. Ack. 6 Sept. 1832 before Lewis Denig, JP for Franklin Co. PA. Recorded 15 Sept. 1832. (FHL film 22,020)
      E-86/87: 28 Sept. 1832, Stephen Duncan and his wife Louisa P. Duncan to Jacob B. Lyon of Adams Co., for $12,500 paid, sell all their right, title and interest in an undivided fourth part of Duncannon Forge, Merchant Grist and Saw Mill and Distillery in Wheatfield Twp, Perry Co., and to an undivided fourth part of tracts of land in said county, viz, the several tracts of land conveyed by Thomas and Martha Duncan to Stephen Duncan by deed 22 Feb. 1827, the land and mill property conveyed by Robert Clark to Duncan & Mahon by deed 15 April 1829, the tract of mountain land conveyed by Andrew Mateer to the same by deed 27 April 1828, the tract of land in Wheatfield Twp. in said county conveyed by John Blair to the same by deed 31 March 1830 and also the tract of land conveyed to the same in Tyrone Twp in said county by Jonas Ickes by deed 5 Sept. 1827, and all his interest in the undivided fourth part of Chestnut Grove Furnace in Huntingdon Twp, Adams Co., and all the lands appertaining to said Furnace including the land conveyed to John D. Mahon by the Sheriff of Adams Co. and subsequently conveyed to Stephen Duncan by deed 8th? Sept. 1832, the land purchased from William Plank on which the Furnace is located, the tract of land purchased from Conrad Warner on which the ore bank is situated, the land conveyed by John L. Fuller and wife to Duncan & Mahon, and in all the land which were jointly held by Duncan & Mahon and which by deed 1 Sept. 1832 were conveyed to Stephen Duncan, and also 1/4 of all his interest in all the personal property of said Stephen Duncan connected with or in any wise appertaining to Duncannon Forge in Perry Co. and Chestnut Grove Furnace in Adams Co., including every description of stock, cord, wood and personal effects whatever, together with all buildings, improvements, ... and appurtenances, and also all the estate ... of the said Stephen Duncan and Louisa P. Duncan to the same, to the said Jacob B. Lyon, warrant title. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Louisa P. Duncan. Wit. John Brooks. Ack. 25 Oct. 1832 before John Brooks, J.P., Dauphin Co. Recorded 30 Oct. 1832. (FHL film 22,020)
      E-87/89: 28 Sept. 1832, Stephen Duncan and wife Louisa P. Duncan to John Johnson of Borough of Harrisburg, for $25,000 paid, all their interest in the undivided half of Duncannon Forge, Merchant Grist and Saw Mill and Distillery in Wheatfield Twp, Perry Co., and an undivided half of tracts of land in said county, viz, the several tracts of land conveyed by Thomas and Martha Duncan to Stephen Duncan by deed 22 Feb. 1827, the lands and mill property conveyed by Robt. Clark to Duncan and Mahon by deed 16 April 1829, the tract of mountain land conveyed by Andrew Mateer to the same by deed 27 April 1828, the tract of land in Wheatfield Twp. in said county conveyed by John Blair to same by deed 31 March 1830, and also the tract of land conveyed to the same in Tyrone Twp. in said county by Jonas Ickes by deed 5 Sept. 1827, and all his interest in the undivided half of Chestnut Grove Furnace in Huntingdon Twp, Adams Co., and all the lands appertaining to said Furnace including the land conveyed to John D. Mahon by the Sheriff of Adams Co. and subsequently conveyed to Stephen Duncan by deed 8 Sept. 1832, the land purchased from William Plank on which the Furnace is located, the tract of land purchased from Conrad Warner on which the Ore Bank is situated, the land conveyed by John L. Fuller and wife to Duncan & Mahon and in all the lands which were jointly held by Duncan and Mahon and which by deed 1 Sept. 1832 were conveyed to Stephen Duncan and also 3/4 of all his interest in the personal property of said Stephen Duncan connected with or in any wise appertaining to Duncannon Forge in Perry Co. and Chestnut Grove Furnace in Adams Co., including every description of stock, coal, wood, and personal effects whatsoever, together with all buildings, improvements, ... and appurtenances, and also all the interest ... of the said Stephen Duncan and Louisa P. Duncan to the same, to John Johnson, warrant title. /s/ Stephen Duncan, Louisa P. Duncan. Wit. John Brooks. Received the above date from John Johnson the sum of $25,000 in full. /s/ Stephen Duncan. Wit. John Brooks. Ack. by Stephen Duncan and Louisa P. Duncan on 25 Oct. 1832 before John Brooks, J.P. of Dauphin Co. Recorded 30 Oct. 1832. (FHL film 22,020)
      E-151: Release, Rebecca H. Duncan to David W. Hulings. This indenture made 28 May 1832 between Rebecca Duncan late Rebecca Hulings and David W. Hulings, for $1 paid, sell and release to David W. Hulings all her right and interest she has in any lands at the mouth of the Juniata River under the will of her father Thomas Hulings Esq. decd. /s/ R.H. Duncan. Wit. Thomas Duncan. Ack. 27 June 1832 before Robt. Thompson, J.P., Perry Co. PA. Recorded 1 Feb. 1833. (FHL film 22,020)
      F-195/197: Deed, John Blair, attorney in fact of Harry Gordan, to Stephen Duncan & John D. Mahans. 31 March 1830, John Blair of Huntingdon Co. PA, Esq., agent & attorney in fact for Harry Gordan of Kingdom of Great Britain, to Stephen Duncan of city of Philadelphia and John D. Mahan of Perry Co. and both of state afsd, for $1,212 paid by said Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahan, sell to said Stephen Duncan and John D. Mahon the following tract of lands in Wheatfields Twp. situate now in Perry Co., bounded by lands claimed by Thomas Dugan, then ... lands claimed by Thomas McGuire, then ... by mountain, then by Robert Nicholson's improvement, to the beginning containing 202 acres, being the same tract of land which the Proprietors of PA by Patent 23 April 1774 granted to Henry Gordon per warrant granted to Henry Gordon Esqr. and James Hendricks 19 July 1765, together with houses, buildings, ... and appurtenances. /s/ Jno. Blair, atty in fact for Harry Gordon. Wit. William Graydon, W.H. Rittenhouse. Received on date of above indenture from Steven Duncan and John D. Mahon $1,212, /s/ Jno. Blair, wit. William Graydon, W.H. Rittenhouse. Ack. 5 April 1830 before William Graydons, J.P. of Dauphin Co. Recorded 2 Feb. 1835. (FHL film 22,020)
   Deeds v. K1 1842-1845 (FHL film 22,023)
      K-104: Power of Attorney, Stephen Duncan to Benjamin McIntire. Stephen Duncan, M.D. of Natchez, MS, appoint B. McIntire Esq. now Bloomfield, PA, my attorney to record satisfaction of a certain mortgage dated 23 March 1836 made to me by William Logan Fisher of PA for $4,454.44 on certain iron works in Perry Co. PA recorded in Book F, Vol.first, page 538, with power also to make under him an attorney to substitute. 23 May 1842. /s/ Stephen Duncan. Wit. Geo. Griscom?, James N? Eaton. Ack. 23 May 1842 by Stephen Duncan before Geo. Griscom, an alderman of City of Philadelphia. Recorded 12 Nov.? 1842. (FHL film 22,023)
      K-160/161: 6 May 1842, David W. Hulings and Maria his wife of Lewistown, Mifflin Co., to Rebecca H. Duncan of Benvenue?, Dauphin Co., for $800 paid, sell piece of land in Buffalo Twp, Perry Co., containing about 20 acres more or less, bounded by great road and lands sold by said Hulings to Alexander McEllister on the north and west and by land now in possession of Swartz on the east and south with a small orchard thereon and principally cleared with the right of moving the dwelling house belonging to the said tract but still standing on part of the lands sold to the said McAlister by said David W. Hulings, and also another piece of land lying in between lands sold to A. McAllister and D.W.L. Reuter? containing about 40 acres more or less near 20 acres of which is cleared and about 20 acres of woodland with a small frame house thereon and joining the Juniata River, being part of a tract surveyed 12 Dec. 1788 on warrant to William Stewart and George Senriff? 14 Nov. 1772 and reserved in sale made to D.W.L. Reutter, the latter tract patented to Thomas Hulings Esq. and by his will and sundry releases of his heirs vested in D.W. Hulings, see record of same in Perry Co., together with ... appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ David W. Hulings, Maria H. Hulings. Wit. Henry Eisenbide. Recd. the above date the sum of $800 in full, /s/ David W. Hulings. Ack. on 6 May 1842 before Henry Eisenbide, JP of Mifflin Co. Recorded 21 Feb. 1843. (FHL film 22,023)
   Deeds v. L1-M1 1845-1849 (FHL film 22,024)
      L-173/174: Deed of Assignment, George Free to Thomas Duncan. 11 Sept. 1845, George Free of Buffalo Twp, Perry Co. PA, to Thomas Duncan of Dauphin Co., state afsd, that whereas George Free owing to sundry losses and misfortunes is at present unable to discharge his debts and is willing to assign all his property for the benefit of his creditors, now said George Free for the purpose of making a just distribution of his estate and effects among his creditors and also for $1 paid by said Thomas Duncan, has sold, assigned, transferred, and set over to said Thomas Duncan all his goods, chattels and effects and bonds, notes, book accounts, and all his personal property, ... in trust however, to the purpose that Thomas Duncan shall as soon as convenient sell and dispose of all the effects of George Free and collect all outstanding claims and debts due him and after deducting his reasonable costs, shall pay all the debts of said George Free equally without distinction and the surplus pay over and return to said George Free in a reasonable time. /s/ George Free. Wit. Jno. Campbell, James Macfarlane. Recd. Sept. 11, 1845 of Thomas Duncan the $1, /s/ George Free, wit. James Macfarlane. Ack. 11 Sept. 1845 before Jno. Campbell, J.P. Perry Co. I accept the trust mentioned, Sept. 11, 1845, /s/ Thomas Duncan. Recorded Sept. 11, 1845. (FHL film 22,024)
      L-269/270: 31 Jan. 1846, Dr. Joseph Speck of Borough of Petersburg, Perry Co., and Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Duncan of Benvenue, Dauphin Co., and Elizabeth P. his wife, to Jacob Young of Borough of Petersburg afsd, all of PA, for $615.67 paid by said Jacob Young, sell to said Jacob Young two tracts of land in Penn Twp, Perry Co. PA, one beg. by lands of Alexander Patterson, then by land of John Culps heirs, then by the other tract, then by lands of Nathan Vanfossen Jr., then to Shearman's Creek, then by land of Alexander Patterson to the beginning, containing 74 acres 62 perches and allowance for roads &c, the other of said tracts of land beginning at a hickory by the other tract, then by land of John Culps heirs and Owen Ashtons heirs, then by land of John Culps heirs, then to the beginning containing 7 acres more or less, it being the same two tracts of land which the Commonwealth of PA by patent 30 July 1813 granted and conveyed to Nathan Vanfossen Senr., said patent being duly enrolled in the PA Land Office in Patent Book HN No.8 page 628, and the first of said tracts, the said Nathan Vanfossen Senr. by deed 6 May 1839 granted and conveyed to John Young and Jacob Young, said deed recorded in Recording Office in Bloomfield in Perry Co. 23 May 1839 in Book H, Vol.1, page 200, and the other tract the heirs of said Nathan Vanfossen decd. by deed 16 March 1841 granted and conveyed to John and Jacob Young, recorded in Recording office in Bloomfield in and for Perry Co. 5 April 1841 in Book I Vol.1 page 351, and John Young and Jacob Young by deed 26 May 1845 conveyed the two tracts of land to said Dr. Joseph Speck and Thomas Duncan Esq., said deed being recorded in Recording Office in Bloomfield in Book L vol.1st page 119, together with buildings, ... and appurtenances, and also all the interest the said Dr. Joseph Speck and Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Duncan Esq. and Elizabeth P. his wife have to the same, subject to the interest of $39.33 to be paid by said Jacob Young yearly to the widow of Nathan Vanfossen Senr. decd. during her life and at her death the afsd sum of $39.33 to the heirs of said Nathan Vanfossen Senr decd; and the said Dr. Joseph Speck and Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Duncan and Elizabeth P. his wife agree with said Jacob Young that they, said Dr. Joseph Speck and Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Duncan Esq. and Elizabeth P. his wife, heirs [of] the above described premises, hereby granted with appurtenances to the said Jacob Young, against the said Dr. Joseph Speck and Thomas Duncan Esq. against all other persons claiming afsd two tracts of land except as before excepted, will warrant and defend by these presents. /s/ Jos. Speck, Elizabeth Speck, Thomas Duncan, E.P. Duncan. Wit. Jno. Boden, J.B. Topley. Received from Jacob Young $615.67, /s/ Jos. Speck, Thomas Duncan, wit. J.B. Topley, Jno. Boden. Ack. 31 Jan. 1846 by Dr. Joseph Speck and Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Duncan and Elizabeth P. his wife before Jno. Boden. Recorded March 17, 1846. (FHL film 22,024)
      M-551/552: 28 May 1849, George W. Power and Eliza his wife of Centre Twp, Perry Co. PA, to Ellenor Duncan, for the separate and entire use and benefit of the said Ellinor Duncan, for $300 paid by said Ellinor Duncan, sell and release for the own separate and entire use and benefit of said Ellinor Duncan, the 3 following lots of ground in town of Newport, Co. & state afsd, marked in the general plan of said town, Nos.120, 121, 122, bounded on north by an alley, on the east by an alley, on the south by a lot No.123 and on the west by High Street, fronting on said High Street 60 feet and 140 feet back, being the same lots owned and conveyed by Joseph Tate and Julia Ann his wife to Thomas N. Cheggage by deed 23 April 1835 and conveyed by said Thomas N. Cheggage to George W. Power 8 Oct. 1838, with buildings, ... and appurtenances, ... for the seperate use and benefit of sd. Ellinor Duncan, warrant title. /s/ Geo. W. Power, Eliza Power. Wit. Geo. Spahr, W.A. Spousler. Received on above date of above Ellinor Duncan the consideration in full, /s/ Geo. W. Power, wit. Geo. Spahr, W.A. Spousler. Ack. 28 May 1849 before Geo. Spahr, J.P., Perry Co. PA. Recorded May 28, 1849. (FHL film 22,024)
   Deeds v. N1 1849-1851 (FHL film 22,025)
      N-263/264: 6 Nov. 1848, John Boyd and Mary his wife of Borough of Petersburg, Perry Co. PA, and Robert Duncan and Eliza his wife of Princeton, Gibson Co. IN, to Hezekiah Kirkpatrick and Isaac Kirkpatrick Jr. of Penn Twp, Perry Co. PA, for $1 paid by said Hezekiah Kirkpatrick and Isaac Kirkpatrick Jr., have sold to said Hezekiah Kirkpatrick and Isaac Kirkpatrick Jr. real estate in Penn Twp, Perry Co. PA, viz, a piece of ground which belonged to their mother Jane Kirkpatrick decd. on which the mansion house of the said Hezekiah Kirkpatrick and Isaac Kirkpatrick stand, including all the ground north of the great road leading from Petersburg to Bloomfield, adj. lands of heirs of Mary Eddy decd, the heirs of David Gram Sr. decd and other lands of the heirs of Jane Kirkpatrick decd, and containing 1 acre more or less, together with improvements, ... and appurtenances, and said John Boyd and Mary his wife and Robert Duncan and Eliza his wife warrant title. /s/ John Boyd, Mary Boyd, Robt. Duncan, Eliza Duncan, wit. William A. Boden, Jno. Boden, by John Boyd and Mary his wife. Received $1, (blank day) Nov. 1848. Ack. on 6 Nov. 1848 by John Boyd and Mary his wife before Jno. Boden, J.P. of Perry Co. PA. Ack. on 3 April 1849 by Robert Duncan and Eliza Duncan before Jos. V. Hill, J.P., Gibson Co. IN; certified 4 April 1849 by John Hargrove, Clerk of Gibson Circuit Court. Recorded Feb. 2, 1850. (FHL film 22,025)
   Deeds v. O1 1851-1853 (FHL film 932,010)
      O-219/220: 13 May 1847, Daniel Gantt, admin. of goods ... which were of George Wright, late of Buffalo Twp, Perry Co., decd, at the time of his death "(who died intestate)" to Thomas Duncan of Dauphin Co. PA, whereas said George Wright was seized of and in a tract or piece of land in Buffalo Twp containing 10 acres and 11 perches, more or less, and admin. of the goods etc. of said George Wright ... after his death ... were committed to afsd Daniel Gantt, and by petition of said Daniel Gantt to Judges of Orphans Court of Perry Co., the personal estate of said George Wright was not sufficient to pay his debts ... and also a statement of all the real estate of said George Wright was attached, and prayed the Court to allow him to make sale of said real estate, and it was ordered by said Court that the above land be sold ... and afterwards on 26? Feb. 1847 the said Daniel Gantt exposed to sale at public vendue or outcry the said real estate, and sold the same to said Thomas Duncan for $260, he being the highest bidder and that the best price, which report was made to the Judges afterward, on 9 April 1847 was confirmed by said court, NOW the said Daniel Gantt for $260 paid by Thomas Duncan, grant to said Thomas Duncan all that said tract of land bounded by the Susquehanna River, lands of John & Samuel Bowman, and of the heirs of D.W?.L. Reutter decd, containing 10 acres 11 perches more or less, together with buildings, ... and appurtenances whatsoever belonging, and the reversions, ... and also all the claim or demand whatsoever of said George Wright in his lifetime at and immediately before the time of his decease, in law or equity, to the same. ... /s/ Dan. Gantt, wit. Jno. Campbell. Recd. on date above from Thomas Duncan the sum of $260, /s/ Dan. Gantt. Ack. 13 May 1847 before Jno. Campbell, J.P., Perry Co. PA, by Daniel Gantt, admin. &c of George Wright decd. (FHL film 932,010)
      O-221: Assignment by Thomas Duncan to Thomas Givins. For sum of $260 paid by Thomas Generals of Watts Twp, Perry Co. PA, I have this day sold to said Generals all my interest acquired under the sale by Daniel Gantt, Admin. of George Wright decd, in the tract of land described in the deed to which this is annexed, the receipt whereof is hereby ack. 21 July 1851, /s/ Thomas Duncan, wit. Ben S. Duncan. Received Duncan's Island July 21, 1851, of Thomas Generals, the full consideration, /s/ Thomas Duncan. Ack. 21 July 1851 by Thomas Duncan before E.E. Williams, J.P., Dauphin Co. PA. Recorded 20 Aug. 1851. (FHL film 932,010)
   Deeds v. P1-Q1 1853-1857 (FHL film 932,011)
      P-502: Power of attorney, Thomas Duncan et ux, Mary A. McGowan and Andrew J. McGowan to John Wright. We, Thomas Duncan and Eliza Hannah his wife late Eliza Hannah McGowan, Mary Ann McGowan of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., and Andrew Jackson McGowan of Perry Co. PA, heirs and devisees of Hugh Mitchell, late of Perry Co., decd, appoint John Wright of Perry Co. PA our attorney to sell our right to real estate in Perry Co. PA devised to us by Hugh Mitchell late of Perry Co., afsd, decd, by his will dated 3 Dec. 1832, registered in Perry Co., and for us and in our name to give a receipt, ... and do whatever needs to be done, and an attorney under him. 1 Oct. 1852, /s/ Thos. Duncan, Eliza H. Duncan, Mary A. McGowan, Andrew J. McGowan; wit. And. McMaster, James Sharp. Ack. 1 Oct. 1852 before And. McMaster, Alderman of City of Pittsburgh and JP for county of Allegheny, by Thomas Duncan and Eliza Hannah his wife late Eliza Hannah McGowan, and Mary Ann McGowan, /s/ And. McMaster, Aldm. Recorded 2 April 1855. (FHL film 932,011)
      P-502/503: Deed, John Wright Attorney to Andrew J. McGowan. 3 Jan. 1854, John Wright, attorney for Thomas H. Duncan, Eliza H. Duncan and Mary A. McGowan of Greenwood Twp, Perry Co. PA, to Andrew Jackson McGowan of Borough of Millerstown, county & state afsd, for $226.66 paid, (missed copying pg.503) (FHL film 932,011)
      Q-172: Release, Catharine Duncan to D. Dunkleberger Exrs. Whereas David Dunkleberger by his will did give and bequeath to his daughter Catharine "(intermarried with William Duncan)" a certain share of his estate, which by said will he appointed David Dunkleberger, William Dunkleberger and Jeremiah Dunkleberger his executors and directed them to purchase a lot of ground with the share of the said Catherine for her use during her lifetime and after her death the said lot of ground to become the property of the heirs of the said Catharine and their assigns forever, Now the executors afsd having complyed with the directions of the said David Dunkleberger agreeable to said will, have purchased from George Snyder a tract of land in Spring Twp, Perry Co., containing 21 acres and 118 perches late the property of Lewis Sponster? (Spouster?) decd, Now I the said Catharine Duncan late Catharine Dunkleberger, quit claim to the estate of said David Dunkleberger and the Executors afsd, hereby releasing the executors and estate from any further claim by reason of the legacy aforesaid ... 8 June 1855. /s/ Catherine (X) Duncan. Wit. Robt. Gibson. Ack. 8 June 1855 before Robt. Gibson, J.P. of Perry Co. PA, by Catharine Duncan "(late Catharine Dunkleberger)". Recorded 13 March 1856. (FHL film 932,011)
 

COURT RECORDS

Go to the Perry Co. PA Court Records
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Adams Co. PA Deeds, v. N-O, 1832-1842 (FHL film 20,674)
      N-14: 28 Sept. 1832, Stephen Duncan and wife Louisa P. Duncan to Jacob B. Lyon of Adams Co., for $12,500 paid, sell their interest in an undivided fourth part of Duncannon Forge, Merchant Grist & Saw Mill and Distillery in Wheatfield Twp, Perry Co., and to an undivided fourth part of tracts of land in said county, the several tracts of land conveyed by Thomas & Martha Duncan to Stephen Duncan on 22 Feb. 1827, the land & mill property conveyed by Robert Clark to Duncan & Mahen 13 April 1822, the tract of mountain land conveyed by Andrew Mahen to same on 27 April 1828, the tract of land in Wheatfield Twp. in said county conveyed by John Blair to same on March 31, 1830, and also the tract of land conveyed to same in Tyrone Twp. in said county by Jonas Jakes 5 Sept. 1827, and all his interest in the undivided fourth part of Chesnut Grove Furnace in Huntington Twp, Adams Co. and all the lands appertaining to said furnace including the land conveyed to John S. Mahon by the Sheriff of Adams Co. & subsequently conveyed to Stephen Duncan 8 Sept. 1832, the land purchased from William Plank on which the Furnace is located, the tract of land purchased from Conrad Warner on which the ore bank is situated, the land conveyed by John L. Fuller & wife to Stephen Duncan, and all the land which was jointly held by Duncan and Mahon & which 1 Sept. 1832 was conveyed to Stephen Duncan, and also one fourth of all his interest in all the personal property of said Stephen Duncan connected with Duncannon Forge in Perry County and Chesnut Grove Furnace in Adams County, including every description of stock, coal, wood, personal effects whatsoever, together with buildings, improvements, ... /s/ Stephen Duncan, Louisa P. Duncan. Wit. John Brooks. Ack. 25 Oct?. 1832. Recorded 19 Dec. 1832. (FHL film 20,674)
      N-15: 28 Sept. 1832, Stephen Duncan and wife Louisa P. Duncan to John Johnson of Borough of Harrisburg?, for $25,000 paid, sell all their interest in the undivided half of Duncannon Forge, Merchant Grist & Saw Mill and Distillery in Wheatfield Twp, Perry Co., and to an undivided half of tracts of land in said county, the several tracts of land conveyed by Thomas & Martha Duncan to Stephen Duncan on 22 Feb. 1827, the land & mill property conveyed by Robert Clark to Duncan & Mahen 13 April 1822, the tract of mountain land conveyed by Andrew Mahen to same on 27 April 1828, the tract of land in Wheatfield Twp. in said county conveyed by John Blair to same on March 31, 1830, and also the tract of land conveyed to same in Tyrone Twp. in said county by Jonas Jakes 5 Sept. 1827, and all his interest in the undivided half of Chesnut Grove Furnace in Huntington Twp, Adams Co. and all the lands appertaining to said furnace including the land conveyed to John S. Mahon by the Sheriff of Adams Co. & subsequently conveyed to Stephen Duncan 8 Sept. 1832, the land purchased from William Plank on which the Furnace is located, the tract of land purchased from Conrad Warner on which the ore bank is situated, the land conveyed by John L. Fuller & wife to Stephen Duncan, and all the land which was jointly held by Duncan and Mahon & which 1 Sept. 1832 was conveyed to Stephen Duncan, and also three fourths of all his interest in all the personal property of said Stephen Duncan connected with Duncannon Forge in Perry County and Chesnut Grove Furnace in Adams County, including every description of stock, coal, wood, personal effects whatsoever, together with buildings, improvements, ... /s/ Stephen Duncan, Louisa P. Duncan. Wit. John Brooks. Ack. 25 Oct?. 1832. Recorded 19 Dec. 1832. (FHL film 20,674)
 

Clarion Co. PA Deeds (SLC 7/25/2014)
      1-28/29: Power of Attorney, Dr. Stephen Duncan & wife to John Duncan. We, Stephen Duncan and Catharine A. Duncan his wife of Adams Co. MS but now sojourning in City of Philadelphia, PA, appoint John Duncan of Southampton Twp, Cumberland Co., PA, our attorney to sell our lands in Cos. of Cumberland, Perry, Venango, Indiana, and Jefferson in state of PA, and make deeds etc. and receive money ... and pay debts ... or recover possession ... /s/ 1 Oct. 1839 at City of Philadelphia, Stephen Duncan, Catharine A. Duncan. Ack. before one of the Alderman for city of Philadelphia, John Brimsall?, 2 Oct. 1839. Recorded 16 Jan. 1845. (FHL film 1,315,441 part 2)
 

Jefferson Co. PA Deed (FHL film 923,840; SLC 9/17/2012)
      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).
 

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, Joseph, widow Duncan, Elizabeth C.; B 42 PA Inf., B 190 PA Inf.; 1886 Dec. 22, Widow Appl. #348253, Cert. #274212, PA. (MAD: ?? 1870 Perry Co. PA)
      Duncan, Joseph W., widow Duncan, Caroline A.; F 83 Ill. Inf.; 1884 March 4, Invalid Appl. #507503, Cert. #896639 cancelled, Iowa; 1897 July 24, Widow Appl. #659185, Cert. #493061, Ill. (MAD: 1850 Perry Co. PA census; 1860 Warren Co. IL census)
      Duncan, Samuel; C 9 PA Cav.; 1890 July 29, Invalid Appl. #838293, Cert. #578401, PA. (MAD: Perry Co. PA History)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1873 "History of Perry County in Pennsylvania, from the earliest settlement to the present time" by Silas Wright; pub. unknown: unknown (LH 1019, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.156: The "Perry Forester" for May, 1827, contains the following: "A very extensive bed of stone coal has been discovered near the mouth of Sherman's creek, in this county, on land belonging to Stephen Duncan, Esq., of Philadelphia." ...
      Pg.263: Duncannon Iron Works, ... were started at Petersburg, Perry county, about 1830. The first of these works was a small charcoal forge, erected by Duncan and Morgan, ... after a few years, the property was bought by Wm. L. Wister and C.W. Morgan ...
 

1922 "History of Perry Co. PA; including descriptions of Indians and pioneer life from the time of earliest settlement, sketches of its noted men and women and many professional men" by Harry Harrison Hain, pub. by Hain-Moore Co. (FHC book 974.845 H2h; from Theresa Berg to Elaine Bonneau to MAD 11/2000)
      Pg.919 from Chapter XXXVIII Perry County's Boroughs, Townships and
Villages: "Bloomfield Borough - The County Seat"
      "The village, for it then was a mere handful of houses, was granted a post office under the John Quincy Adams administration, in May, 1825, with Dr. John Ickes as postmaster. A list of the men who have held that position, with the dates of their assuming it:" .... "Joseph Duncan, 1830" -- Joseph M. Shatto (no date but one of several between 1845 & 1849) ... "Isaac N. Shatto, 1853".
 

"Pennsylvania at Chickamauga and Chattanooga : ceremonies at the dedication of the monuments erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to mark the positions of the Pennsylvania commands engaged in the battles, 1897." (anonymous); pub. Harrisburg, Pa.?: W.S. Ray, state printer, 1900, 555 pgs. (LH11487, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.480: Ninth Regiment Cavalry: Duncan, Samuel, Private, Co.C, Elliottsburg, Perry Co. PA
 

1879 "History of Fulton County, Illinois : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens" pub. by Chas. C. Chapman & Co. (FHL book 977.348 H2h)
      Pg.703: Harris Twp. Samuel M. Ickes, son of Jonas and Mary (Duncan) Ickes, born Perry Co. PA, March 12, 1836. His father, who is still living, was born in Montgomery Co. PA, Feb. 3, 1793. He tells us the name Ickes was formerly Ecke, a Saxon word, meaning a corner. Mr. I. erected Bloomfield Academy, Perry Co... son Samuel was educated in this institution. Our subject moved to Warren Co. IL in 1856, to Knox Co. in 1864, and came to this county in 1872. He married Jan. 13, 1859 to Miss Elizabeth J. McCartney ....
 

1900 "Genealogical and Biographical Record of Will County, Illinois : containing biographies of well known citizens of the past and present" pub. by Biographical Pub. Co. (FHL film 1,000,523 item 2)
      Pg.142: S. Finley Duncan, DDS; Dentist of Joliet. Opened office in Joliet in 1888; retained former patrons at Wilmington as well as gained new ones. First member of this branch of Duncan family in America was James Duncan, who came from Scotland and settled in Perry Co. PA. His son, Samuel, was born in PA where he followed miller's trade in early life. In 1854 to IN, first in county adjoining Henry Co. to which he subsequently removed. Rented grist and sawmill, later bought the property. Republican, Methodist. Died 1895 age 85 years. Twice married, by first wife (unnamed) had four daughters, one of whom, Hannah J. Duncan, survives; by second wife, Margaret Duffy of OH, had five children, four of whom attained mature years: Davidson D. engaged in milling at old homestead; John Wesley died in infancy; Beverly W., business man of Markle, IN; Joseph Trimble, farmer & stock raiser of Henry Co. IN; and S. Finley of this sketch. In Knightstown, IN, near where Dr. Duncan was born Dec. 1, 1856, he received his education and grew up; took up study of dentistry at age 18 ... Feb. 1879 came to Will Co. Presbyterian Church. Married on Oct. 18, 1881, to Louise, daughter of Bryan Fisher of Wilmington; two chidren: Margaret Louise and Hubert Fisher.
 

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.508: Jefferson Co., Valley Falls, Delaware Twp. JAMES F. DUNCAN, farmer, Section 3, P.O. Valley Falls, is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in Perry County, September 17, 1834. When two years of age removed with parents to Maryland, afterwards to West Virginia, and eventually to Illinois. In after years was a resident of Iowa for a time, agricultural pursuits being his vocation in life. August 9, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois Volunteer Infantry; participated in twenty-four open field engagements; among these were Franklin, Nashville, Atlanta, Lost Mountain and Rocky Face. Served until June 20, 1865, and was honorably discharged. Mr. Duncan came to Kansas in 1872. He is one among the substantial farmers of Jefferson County. He was married in Illinois to Miss Sarah J. Miller, a native of that State. By the union they have three children -- C.W., A.F. and E.E. (MAD: married Henry Co. IL; 1870 Greene Co. IA census)
 

1906 "The Book of St.Louisans : A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of St.Louis" Edited by John W. Leonard, Pub. St.Louis, The St.Louis Republic, 1906; Copyright, 1906, by Albert Nelson Marquis (Google Books 8/6/2009, Harvard College Library book, US 25460. 20)
      Pg.140: CULBERTSON, Stephen Duncan, jeweler; born in Perry Co., Pa., Oct. 12, 1846; son of David Hayes and Mary Galbraith (Linn) Culbertson; removed to Philadelphia, 1849; to Princeton, Ia., 1860, to Carroll Co., Ia., 1869; educated in public and private schools, Princeton, Ia., and Monmouth (Ill.) College; married, Princeton, Ia., Feb. 1, 1872, Mary Eliza Hess; children, Stephen Roy, Robert Hayes, Cornelia May, Ethel Burchard, Rolla McCloskey and Linn Nicholls. Left college in 1869, to engage in stock business in Carroll Co., Ia. In 1883 formed partnership with George J. Hess in jewelry business in St.Louis, and the business was incorporated Mar. 2, 1904, as the Hess & Culbertson Jewelry Co., of which is vice-president and treasurer. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason (Knight Templar, Scottish Rite, and Shriner); member Royal Arcanum, St.Louis Legion of Honor, Royal League. Club: Mercantile. Office: 320 N. 6th St. Residence: 1709 Cora Ave.
 

1912 "The Book of St.Louisans : A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of St.Louis" Second Edition, 1912. Revised, Enlarged and Brought Down to date. Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis. Pub. Chicago, A.N. Marquis & Company, 1912. (Google Books 8/6/2009; from New York Public Library book)
      Pg.140: CULBERTSON, Stephen Duncan, jeweler - not copied
 

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