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Duncan, Merritt Young

Duncan, Merritt Young[1]

Male 1830 - 1901  (70 years)

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  • Name Duncan, Merritt Young 
    Nickname M. Y. 
    Census 1830  Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1830 Census shows two males under 5, so M.Y. was born prior to the census.
    Born 18 Jul 1830  Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Auxvasse Township, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 19 Nov 1850  Auxvasse Township, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _AMTID 302051498354:1030:155362986 
    _UID F466B68D73DF8D4C9FC26C7EC1781B62C9C6 
    Died 29 Apr 1901  Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I1000  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2019 

    Father Duncan, Joseph Curd,   b. 17 Aug 1789, Buckingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1868, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Maddox, Nancy,   b. 4 Oct 1789, Prince Edward County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1860, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1811  Buckingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Married in either Prince Edward or Buckingham County, VA - no marriage record yet found. (including Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940 @ MyHeritage.com)
    Residence 1817  Christian County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1820  Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Joseph C. Duncan - 300110 / 10010
      7 engaged in agriculture; 3 male slaves and 2 female slaves
      Series M3, Roll 20, pg. 51

      Name: Jos C Duncan
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Slaves - Males - Under 14: 1
      Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 14: 4
      Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 1
      Slaves - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Slaves - Females - 45 and over: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 3
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 7
      Total Slaves: 9
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 16
    Census 1830  Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    • Name: Joseph C Duncan
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Callaway, Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1
      Slaves - Males - Under 10: 1
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 2
      Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 10
      Total Slaves: 4
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 14
    Census 1840  Auxvasse Township, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • Name: Joseph C Duncan
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Auxvasse, Callaway, Missouri
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1
      Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 2
      Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
      Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
      Total Free White Persons: 10
      Total Slaves: 4
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 14
    Census 1850  Reidsville, Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12
    Address:
    Auxvasse Township, District 18 
    • Name: Joseph C Duncan
      Age: 71
      Birth Year: abt 1789
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Home in 1860: District 18, Callaway, Missouri
      Post Office: Readsville
      Dwelling Number: 382
      Family Number: 393
      Occupation: Farmer
      Real Estate Value: 1600
      Personal Estate Value: 4900
      Household Members: Name Age
      Joseph C Duncan 71
      Nancy Duncan 70
      Edward Duncan 26
      Judith Maddox 65
    Census 1860  Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 13
    Address:
    District 18 
    • Joseph - farmer, born in Virginia, Real estate = $1600; personal property = $4900. He was marked as "person over 40 who cannot read and write."

      Name: Joseph C Duncan
      Age: 71
      Birth Year: abt 1789
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Home in 1860: District 18, Callaway, Missouri
      Post Office: Readsville
      Dwelling Number: 382
      Family Number: 393
      Occupation: Farmer
      Real Estate Value: 1600
      Personal Estate Value: 4900
      Household Members: Name Age
      Joseph C Duncan 71
      Nancy Duncan 70
      Edward Duncan 26
      Judith Maddox 65
    Family ID F448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Baskett, Mary E.,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Oct 1854  Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Duncan, Sarah Caroline,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Duncan, Thurston Baskett,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Duncan, Walter Curd,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Duncan, Mary Edna,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F2873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Callaway County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jul 1830 - Callaway County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Auxvasse Township, Callaway County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Nov 1850 - Auxvasse Township, Callaway County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Oct 1854 - Callaway County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1901 - Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Bench and Bar of
      St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, Missouri Cities.
      Biographical Sketches, With Steel Engraved Portraits.
      St. Louis and Chicago: American Biographical Publishing Company, 1884
       
      pgs. 103-104
      MERRITT Y. DUNCAN
      MEXICO
      MERRITT YOUNG DUNCAN, a member of the Audrain county bar for twenty years, is a native of this state, and was born in Callaway County, July 18, 1830. His father was Joseph Curd Duncan, a farmer, and a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, and his mother was Nancy (Madox) Duncan, born in Prince Edward County, that state. His grandfather, Edward Duncan, was in the continental army, and died the same year with General Washington, 1799.
      Merritt was educated in part in his native county, and in part at the Eureka College, Illinois, taking a partial course, including the classics. He has wisely kept up part of his studies, and he reads Virgil, Cicero, Caesar, etc., with fluency. In 1856 Mr. Duncan was selected clerk of Audrain County, and served in that capacity a period of five years, reading law at the same time. He was admitted to practice in October, 1863,and has made an honorable record at the county bar. He is a good advocate,above the average; is well read, not only in law, but in history and general literature, having quite a scholarly turn of mind. Mr. Duncan was public administrator of the county in 1862-64, the only civil or political office, we understand, that he has ever held. His politics are democratic, though on one or two occasions he has voted the greenback or national ticket. He was president of the Mexico Savings Bank from 1871 to 1876. Mr. Duncan has been a member of the Christian or Disciple Church since twenty years of age, and is living a life consistent with his profession. He was for years an elder of the church. He was married October 25, 1854, to Miss Mary Baskett, of Fulton, Callaway County, and they have four children, two daughters and two sons. Sarah Caroline, the older daughter, is the wife of John Frederick Llewellyn, druggist, Mexico, and the older son, Thurston Baskett, is clerk in the same drug store. The other two children, Walter Curd and Mary Edna, are young and attending school.  

  • Sources 
    1. [S939] Duncan, MY - Bench and Bar of St. Louis, p. 103-104.

    2. [S2024] 1830 US Census - MO: Callaway County, Township not stated; Series: M19; Roll: 73; Page: 62; Joseph C Duncan household; 12 January 2015.

    3. [S5] Family Group Record - LDS for Coats & Meador, Date of Import: Feb 2, 2000.

    4. [S2006] 1850 US Census - MO: Callaway County, Auxvasse Township; Family 1097; FW Duncan household; 13 January 2014.

    5. [S2019] 1840 US Census - MO: Callaway County, Auxvasse Township; Roll: 221; Page: 191; Joseph C. Duncan household; 12 January 2016.

    6. [S934] Duncans in VA and MO - Scharri Brennan, Duncans in VA and MO ; 16 January 2011; John Brierly McCall.

    7. [S266] History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri, pg. 325.

    8. [S1776] Duncan research files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson, 23 June 2004; Index to Duncans in 1820 Kentucky Census.

    9. [S2023] 1820 US Census - KY: Christian County, Hopkinsville; Page: 44; NARA Roll: M33_20; Image: 54; Joseph C Duncan household; 12 January 2016.

    10. [S934] Duncans in VA and MO - Scharri Brennan, Re: Duncans in VA and MO; April 2014.

    11. [S2019] 1840 US Census - MO: Callaway County, Auxvasse Township; Roll: 221; Page: 191; Josepg C. Duncan household; 12 January 2016.

    12. [S2006] 1850 US Census - MO: Callaway County, Reidsville, District 18; Roll: M653_610; Page: 832; Dwelling 382, family 393; J. C. Duncan household; 12 July 2013.

    13. [S2020] 1860 US Census - MO: Callaway County, Reidsville, District 18; Roll: M653_610; Page: 832; Dwelling 382, family 393; J. C. Duncan household; 12 July 2013.