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Descendants of Robert Reeves

Generation No. 9

18. SUSAN F.9 REEVES (JOHN8, VAN VANMETER7, JAMES6, MANASSAH5, HEZEKIAH4, JOSEPH (JOHN)3, THOMAS2, ROBERT1) was born February 10, 1846 in Cass Twp., Jones Co., Iowa, and died December 18, 1901 in Buried at Oakdale Cemetery, WIlton Junction, Muscatine Co., Iowa. She married JACOB PERRY ANDREW DUNCAN July 16, 1865 in Rev. Osaac Dotson in Muscantine, son of ROBERT DUNCAN and ANNA MCCARTNEY. He was born February 21, 1843 in Ohio (most likely in Morrow County), death record says Akron, Ohio, and died May 13, 1934 in Buried at Oakdale Cemetery, WIlton Junction, Muscatine Co., Iowa.

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Susan was given a lot of land for $1 from her husband Perry in July of 1890. Lot no. 1 in block 36 in town of Wilton. Later in 1902 this same lot is referenced in a sale from Edith Dawson et al to Perry A. Duncan. Now I could be wrong but the way I read this deed it seems the family of Edith Dawson and her husband along with her siblings Orlo Duncan, Charles Duncan and Katie Duncan were selling the same property sold to Susan from Perry back to Perry Duncan in 1902 for $1 the same amount Susan paid for the lot from Perry earlier. Possibly this could mean that Susan passed on the the property was inherited by the children and they decided to sell it back to Thier father Perry Duncan.

In 1870 Susan's father was residing with her and Perry in Fulton Twp., Muscatine Co., Iowa. Suspect Susan's father owned this land since I requested for deed transactions for Perry Duncan none came up for this property. I am going to request deed transaction search for John Reeves and see if this property in 1870 shows up in his name, perhaps giving his wife's name who may had passed on before 1870 census.

Susan is shown living with Perry in the 1900 census for Muscatine County, in Wilton Twp. She was listed as having 6 children all together by 1900 but only three children are living as of year 1900. She lists her father as being born in Ohio and her mother also born in Ohio.

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Marriage records found in Muscatine in book A, page 110. Arthur Duncan birth date was found when clerk looked it up in process of finding marriage record for Perry when she found his full real name was Jacob Perry Duncan. This could also be type error on part of the clerk's office.

Iowa 1870 Census shows Perry Duncan in page 116, Muscatine County, Cedar Township. ID #018102075.

Perry served in the Civil war in the IA 11th Infantry D, rank private, enlisted 21 of Sep., 1861. Wounded accidently, listed on South Dakota 1890 Veteran Census having moved to SD in August of 1883. He was listed as being 19 when he enlisted in 1861. He was discharged on June 30 of 1865. His residence at time of enlisting was in Wilton, Iowa. He fought in the following battles: Shiloh, Tennessee in April 6 of 1862. Meadow Station, Tenn. in August 31, of 1862. Corinth, Miss. on Oct. 3, 1862 and also on Oct. 4. Vicksburg, Miss. on May 22 of 1863. Yazoo City, Miss on Jan. 15, 1864. Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 15, 17, 22, 25, 27 of 1864 and also July 1, 4 of 1864. Nickajack Creek, Georgia on July 4 and 5 of 1864. Again at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia on July 7, 1864. Went back to Nickajack Creek, Ga. on July 7, 1864. Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. on July 8, 1864. Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 ,24, 26 of 1864 and also Aug. 1, 12, 14, 15, 16 of 1864. Marietta, Ga. on Aug. 10, 1864 and again on Aug. 15. Back to Atlanta on Aug. 20, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 28 of 1864. Fought at Lovejoy Station, Ga on Sept. 2, 3, 4, 5 in 1864. Battle at Adairsville, Ga. on Oct. 19, 1864. Columbus, South Carolina on Feb. 19, 1865 and on 21 of March 1865.

Source: List of Pensioners IOWA under Muscatine Co.
No. of Certificate 101,353. Name of pensioner DUNCAN, PERRY A.. Post Office address-Wilton Junction.
Cause for which pensioned: Gun shot wound left thigh. Monthly Rate-$8.00.
Found listing under page 770 in the book which was LIST OF PENSIONERS 1883. Three volume book set.

Source: 1870 Muscatine County Census in Iowa, under Fulton Township:
dwelling number 116-Duncan, Perry age 27, Male, White, farmer was occupation, value of personal estate was $150. Born In Ohio.
Susannah, age 24, female, white born in Iowa. Keeping house was occupation.
Child listed was hard to read looks like Seydia A. age 2, female, White born in Iowa.
Also living in the household was John Reeves, age 53, male white, farmer occupation also and value of personal estate was $400.

1885 Census Federal Population Schedule page 006 in South Dakota in Hutchingson County is where Perry Duncan was found. Also in 1890 in the 1890 Veterans Schedule he was found on page 001.

Source: Roster Iowa Soldiers-War of Rebellion Vol. 2, page 31.
Duncan, Perry A. (Veteran) age 19. Residence Wilton, Nativity Ohio. Enlisted Sept. 21, 1861. Mustered Oct. 3, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Jan. 1, 1864. Wounded accidentally Nov. 23, 1864. Discharged June 30, 1865.

Another Duncan found in same book who may be of relation to Perry: John C. Duncan, age 18, residence Wilton, Nativity Ohio. Enlisted Jan. 21, 1865. Mustered Jan. 21, 1865. Mustered out June 22, 1865, Washington D.C. Both Perry and John are listed under Company D.

Marriage register copy from Muscatine Co., Iowa shows: Jacob P. Duncan married Susan Reeves on July 16, 1865. Rev. Osaac Dotson person whom solemnized.

Deed record of lots: Muscatine County: Davis to Duncan. Record filed 12th day of May in 1876 at 4 O Clock P.M. W.M. Kennedy recorder. This Deed of bargain and sale, made and executed this 28th day of Sept. A.D. 1875 by and between Nelson Davis and Loana Davis his wife of the county (blank) state of Kansas of the first part, and Perry A. Duncan of the second part, witnesseth: that the said part as of Te first part, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and have granted and sold, and do by these presents, grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said second party heirs and assignes forever, the following Real Estate, lying and being situated in the County of Muscatine and State of Iowa, to-wit: Lots No. one (1) and two (2) in Block No. thirty one (31) in the town of Wilton, reference bring had tot he recorder plat of said town. Deed is signed by Nelson Davis and his wife and sealed in the County of Muscatine , Iowa.

Deed record of lots: Muscatine County: From Duncan, Perry A. to Duncan, Susanna F. filed for record on 23rd day of July A.D. (looks like) 1890. recorder name looks like Schiench (not sure but copy is very faint). Sale took place on 13th day of April again the year is faint. County of Muscatine state of Iowa sold to Susanna F. Duncan (his wife written next to her name on deed). One dollar and ten (this part is also faint) araffretion. Lot no. one (1) block no. thirty six (36) of town of Wilton. Record is signed only by Perry A. Duncan. Side of margin of record later had writting added (perhaps later owners of property) named Ida E. Grumm and Harold B. Manns Deputy 7-11-40.

Deed Record of lots: Muscatine County. From Dawson, Edith R. et al to Duncan, Perry A. filed for record the 22 day of January A.D. 1902 at 8:30 o clock a.m. Recorder was C. H. Reesink. This deed of Bargain and Sale, made and executed this 4th day of January A.D. 1902 by and between Edith R. Dawson and George E. Dawson and heirs and wife of Council Bluffs, from Olo L. Duncan and Kate & Duncan husband wife and Charles Duncan single of Wilton Junction being sell and all the heirs of Susanna L. Duncan (this was written off to the side extending from the line written next) Of the County of Muscatine State of Iowa Perry A. Duncan of the second part, witnesseth: that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the one and zero dollars in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted and sold and do these presents GRANT, SELL, CONVEY and CONFIRM unto the said second party his heirs and assigned for the following real estate lying and being situated in the County of Muscatine, and state of Iowa, to-witt: Lot number one (1) in block number thirty (30) in the town of Wilton Muscatine Co. Iowa as shown by recorded Plat of said town. The intention being to convey hereby an absolute title in fee to said real estate, including any right of homestead had therein: subject, however, to any existing roads and highways. To have and to hold the premises above described, with all the appartenances thereto belonging unto the said second party his heirs and assignes forever. The said EDITH R. DAWSON, GEORGE DAWSON, ORLO L. DUNCAN (above Thier names also written was KATIE DUNCAN and CHARLEY DUNCAN, hereby covenanting for their heirs, executors and administrators that the above described premises are free from any incumbrance____ other than roads and highways: that they have full right, power and authority to sell the same, and they will warrant and defend the title unto the said second party. His heirs and assigns, against the claims of all persons whomsoever lawfully claiming the same, and the said GEORGE E. DAWSON and KATIE E. DUNCAN, husband and wife aforesaid hereby release and relinquish all their contingent interest known as right of dower or any other right of any description, had, owned, or in expectancy in and to the foregoing described premises. In witness whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set Thier hand and seal the day and year: signed ORLO L. DUNCAN, KATIE E. DUNCAN, CHARLES DUNCAN, EDITH R. DAWSON, GEORGE E. DAWSON

I found a note about Perry Duncan in the publication called "U.S. Pensions 1861-1934 Index,
Duncan, Perry A.: D-11 Iowa Inf., 1867, May 13 invalid application #125659. Cert. #101353. remarks XC 899165 combined.

In the 1860 Iowa census in Cedar County: Jacob Duncan living with Robert and Ann Duncan. Jacob's age was 17 in 1860. He is found on page 132 under Robert and Ann Duncan. This could be a possible connection to Perry, perhaps his brother and parents? I also found the following Duncans in cemeteries:
Ann Duncan died Oct. 14 of 1882, age 86 and buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, Iowa. Also Clella Duncan age 16 died May 1 of 1904 and buried in Greenwood, Muscatine, Bloomington.
Clifford Duncan age 31, died April 29, 1934, buried at Oakdale in Wilton. Edward Duncan age 51, died May 17 of 1931, buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. Emery Duncan born 1877 and died 1918 buried at Greenwood, Muscatine, Bloomington (he was a Spanish America War Vet.). Ermina Duncan died 1933 at age 77, buried at Oak Ridge, West Liberty, Wapsinonoc. Ervin E. Duncan, age 69 died Aug. 1936, buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. F. T. Duncan buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, he served in the Civil War in Co. G, 35th Iowa Infantry and member of GAR. Harley Dale Duncan died March 7 of 1915, buried at Oakdale Cemetery in West Liberty, Wapsinonoc. Irvin Duncan, born April 4 of 1867 and died Aug. 14 of 1936, buried at Oakdale in West Liberty (he was son of Thomas and Magdalina, brother of Bert, he served in the Spanish American War). Isaac Duncan died at age of 61, Dec. 27 of 1916 and buried at Oakdale in Wilton. John M. Duncan died at age of 80 in 1929, buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton (he served in the 11th Iowa Infantry in the Civil War.) Laura Duncan age 43 died on June 22 of 1905, buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. Lucinda Duncan, age 33 died June 5 of 1882 and buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. Matilda S. Duncan age 72 die din 1936 buried in Healy Cemetery in Moscow, buried in Schafnit Lot. R. B. Duncan age 61 died Dec. 6 of 1874 and buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton ( he might have been a war vet according to newspaper death record in Wilton Exponet 12-11-1874). Rush M. Duncan born 1901 and died in 1936 buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine (world war vet and member of the American Legion). Thomas Buchanan Duncan died at age of 83 on Aug. 29 of 1917, buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, husband of Magdaline Duncan, father of John, father of Irvin, father of Robert and father of Mrs. Esther Dilly. Tracy W. Duncan died at age of 80, on Dec. 11 of 1929, buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. Also found a John P. Duncan who enlisted as a private in the Civil War in Co. H of Iowa 14th Infantry, he was mustered out in Davenport, Ia.

Also found in 1856 State Census from Iowa in Greenfield Twp. in Jones Co. The following family who might have connections:
James Duncan, age 45, 1 year in Iowa, born in Scotland, naturalized and vote, one militia.
Agnes Duncan, age 47, 1 year in Iowa, born in Scotland.
William Duncan, age 16, born in Scotland.
Lawrence, age 14, born in N.Y.
James Duncan, age 11 born in Ohio.
Peter, age 9, born in Ohio.

1900 Muscatine County, Iowa Census for Wilton Township listed Perry Duncan as head of house. He was listed age 57, born in Feb. of 1846. Wife living with Perry named Susannah F. age 54 born in Feb. of 1846. Son Charles O. also listed living with them, age 26 born in Nov. of 1873. Also boarding with Perry and family was brother in law William C. Reeves, age 51 born in Jan. 1849. (William would be Susannah's brother). Perry's occupation listed was teamster. He was born in Ohio, his father was born in Pennsylvania, his mother also born in Pennsylvania. Perry owned his home, free of mortgage. Wife Susannah lists herself as born in Iowa, father born in Ohio and mother born in Ohio also. Son Charles living with Perry and Susannah shows he was born in Iowa and that his father born in Ohio (Perry) and his mother born in Iowa (Susannah). Charles occupation listed was Day Laborer and he could read and write plus speak English also. William Reeves shows he was born in Iowa, his father and mother both born in Ohio. No occupation listed for William, his age listed was 51 years old being born in Jan. of 1849.

Civil War Pension Index shows Perry A. Duncan filed for pension on May 13 of 1864 and was listed invalid, application number 125659.

Perry was listed in the 1880 census for Muscatine County in Wilton on Second Street. He lists his age at 37 and occupation was labor. He was born in Ohio and lists his dad born in Ohio (which is an error since his father shows on his own census he was born in Pa.), mom was born in Pa.
Susannah shows she was born in Iowa, father was born in Ohio and mom born in Ohio. Also living with Perry and Susan was Edith R., Orlo L., and Charles B. all children of Perry and Susan. Edith was 7 and attending school, Orlo was age 5 and Charles was age 3 all born in Iowa. Living with Perry and his family was his mother in law named Lydia Reeves, she was age 55 and was born in Ohio. She mentions no birth place for her parents.

I have in my possession the death certificate for Perry Duncan, his name filed on the certificate was under "Perry Andrew Duncan" date of death May 13, 1934 in Muscatine City in Muscatine County, Iowa. Certificate No. 70-34-100. Age 91 at time of death and buried at Wilton Cemetery in Muscatine. Immediate cause of death Generalized Arteriolosclerosis. Date received by Registrar on May 15, 1934. Original standard certificate of death shows Perry died at 1008 E. 10th street in City of Muscatine. His full name recorded was Perry Andrew Duncan, residence on 1008 East 10th Street. He was listed widowed and wife was Susan Reeves. Date of Birth for Perry was mentioned Feb. 21, 1843, he was 91 years old, 2 mos. and 22 days old when he passed away. Birthplace was in Akron, Ohio. Parents listed were Robert Duncan born in Ohio and Anna McCartney born in Ohio also. Informant on the death certificate was O. L. Duncan (Orlo who was Perry's son). Burial at Wilton Cemetery.

Children of Perry and his wife are all marked on one gravestone located at Oakdale Cemetery.
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25. i.   EDITH ROSSELLA10 DUNCAN, b. December 27, 1870, Iowa; d. January 23, 1943, Burlington, Iowa.
26. ii.   ORLO L. DUNCAN, b. April 1875, Iowa; d. Aft. 1940.
  iii.   CHARLES DUNCAN, b. November 1873, Iowa; d. Aft. 1940.
Charles was living in Muscatine at time of Edith's death, according to her obit.

Charles was mentioned in a deed transaction selling land to Perry Duncan (his father) which had belonged to Susan Duncan (Charles Mother) in 1902. Along with Charles and wife were the other Duncan siblings. Seems perhaps Susan had died maybe and the children had gotten the land and sold it back to Perry Duncan for $1 which was what Susan paid for it earlier from Perry. Copy of deed under Perry Duncan. Charles were mentioned as residing in Wilton, Iowa in deed.

Charles was listed in the 1900 census for Muscatine County in Iowa in Wilton Twp. He was living with his father Perry and mother Susannah. Charles birth month and year was derived from the census record. His occupation listed was Day Laborer. Born in Iowa.

  iv.   ARTHUR DUNCAN, b. October 28, 1881, Iowa; d. December 17, 1882, Buried at Oakdale Cemetery, WIlton Junction, Muscatine Co., Iowa.
  Notes for ARTHUR DUNCAN:
Birth date was found by Muscatine Gen. Soc. and while looking up Arthur they found the marriage date for his parents in that search.

No Arthur mentioned in a deed transaction that contains all the siblings except for Arthur and Seydia. Apparently I assume they were dead by this year of 1902 when this deed transaction took place. The children Edith with husband George, Arlo and wife Katie and Charles were selling property in Wilton for $1 to Perry Duncan which had belonged to Susan Duncan (she bought the property from Perry for $1 earlier). Copy of deed under Perry's name.

  v.   LIDY A. DUNCAN, b. March 22, 1868, Muscatine County, Iowa; d. November 20, 1871, Buried at Wilton Cemetery, Muscatine Co., Iowa.
  Notes for LIDY A. DUNCAN:
Name was found in the 1870 Muscatine Co., Iowa census but name could be mispelled, she was listed female and age 2 under Perry and Susannah Duncan.

Found tombstone at Cemetery in Wilton, her name was Spelled Lidy, birth and date dates were derived from the grave stone. Buried near her parents along with William and Arthur who also died young.

  vi.   WILLIAM DUNCAN, b. September 18, 1866, Wilton, Muscatine Co., Iowa; d. September 18, 1868, Buried at Wilton Cemetery, Muscatine Co., Iowa.

19. VAN V. METER9 REEVES (JOHN8, VAN VANMETER7, JAMES6, MANASSAH5, HEZEKIAH4, JOSEPH (JOHN)3, THOMAS2, ROBERT1) was born April 21, 1844 in Des Moines, Iowa, and died Deceased in Iowa ?. He married MARY F. CONN November 19, 1865 in Muscatine County, Iowa. She was born Abt. 1845, and died Deceased in Iowa.

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1852 Census shows Van in Sweetland Twp. in Muscatine County. In the index for 1870 Van is shown living in Wilton Twp. in Muscatine County.

At age of 19 Van served in the Civil War as a private, signed up September 16, 1861. He served in the Company D of the 11th Infantry Regiment of Iowa. He discharged at Davenport, IA. on January 14 of 1865 for disability. Source from the Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion. He claimed residence in Wilton at time of signing up for duty in 1861.

Source from Union Soldier Burial records for Iowa. Van was a private, unit served IA. 11 Inf. D, birth date Nov. 26, 1849, death date Jan. 25, 1903. Cemetery buried at Fairport, Fairport in Muscatine County. He re-enlisted as Veteran on Jan. 1 of 1864, Wounded at Lovejoy Station Ga., resided Guthrie Center Iowa at time of 50th reunion of Unit.

Civil War Pension Index shows Van V. Reeves and widow Mary F. Reeves. Application filed for pension originally was invalid, application #59212 and again filed when Mary became widow, application #1063724 in Iowa. Shows Van Reeves served in the 11th Iowa Infantry in Co. D.
Child of V
  i.   VAN V.10 REEVES, d. Deceased.

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