Richard Lemuel Duncan--b. 1787 - 1789 Lincoln Co., NC
--d. 1852/53 Jefferson Co., Missouri
--m. Mary 'Polly' OWENS
--abt 1812 probably Smith Co., TN
----b. abt 1792
----d. 1850 Jefferson Co., Missouri
Richard L.Duncan was born
Richard moved to Smith Co., TN with his parents
Moved to St. Charles Co., Missiouri where he appears on a Tax List1 male over 45, 1 male 18-45, 1 male 0-14, 1 females over the age of 14 and 2 females under the age of 14
Note: the male over 45 would be too old to be Richard - but may have been his father or a relative of Mary's.
St. Charles Co., Mo Tax List
--also son William B. who was born Aug 1823 lists in his military records St. Charles, Mo as his birthplace
*Listed with 5 boys and 4 girls (1 boy is under the age of 5, 2 girls are under the age of 5, 2 boys are ages 5-10, 1 girl is age 5-10, 2 boys are 10-15, and 1 girl is 15-20)
Cert. #7216 Deed in Franklin Co, Misouri
--for 42.53 acres at $1.25 per acre and was located in the NE l/4 of Section 3 in Township 42, Range 2.
*4 boys and 2 girls at home
Cert #12933 Deed in Franklin Co, Missouri
-for 85.42 acres for $106.80 in silver
Bought land in Jefferson Co, Missouri for $412.00
*Richard is age 61, Mary is age 58, Thomas is 22 b. KY, Sarah and Mary are 20, Jonathan is 18, Elizabeth 19, and Mahulda is age 1
Richard and Polly sold land
Richard L. Duncan died
*Polly (alone) sold land - indicating that Richard died between 1852-1853
----no record of his estate has been found
Note from Donna Barthow
The list of children for Richard and Polly is based solely on a process of elminating those Duncans in the area that we know belong to other families, and matching age ranges and the known data from the 1850 census. (No record of the estate has been found)
Martin and Rhoda and their descendants have their own site. Be sure to check it for more details and photos.
Note the military medals.
William enlisted in Company F 16 Kansas Volunteers during the civil War. He was 40 years old at the time. His military record states that he was 6'1" tall, with gray hair, fair complexion and blue eyes.
He also volunteered for Doniphan's Expedition to Mexico. He later applied for pension benefits because of his service and it is from this record that we have much information on this line. He was honorably discharged at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas on the 6th of Dec 1867.
William and Margaret and their descendants have their own site. Be sure to check it for more details and photos.
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