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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised January 3, 2014

ADAIR CO. KY
Formed 1801 from Green
Russell formed 1825 from Cumberland, Adair, Wayne, Pulaski
Metcalfe formed 1860 from Monroe, Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Adair Co. KY Census
Pg.  6  John Duncan         30010 - 30010   (next to Joshua)
        Josha. Duncan       00110 - 10010
          (MAD: Joshua Duncan mar. Sally Long 5/25/1810)
            6 names
        John Duncan         31101 - 31101
          (MAD: one John Duncan mar. Sally Miller 8/12/1810;
            one John Duncan mar. Betsey Northcutt 11/24/1813,
            wit. Peter Duncan)
        Rier Dunn           20110 - 11010   (not Duncan)

1820 Adair Co. KY Census; semi-alphabetic, even pages only
Pg. 14  John Duncan         020321 - 11101
    16  James Duncan        020011 - 00201
          (MAD: one James Duncan mar. Fanny Northcutt 12/24/1813;
            one James Duncan mar. Prudence C. Daton 23 April
            or Aug. 1817)
    22  Martin Grider       100010 - 10100
          (MAD: one Martin Grider or Crider mar. Avey Duncan,
            dau. of James, 11/6/1814)
    34  Daniel McFall       000010 - 11000
          (MAD: one Daniel McFall mar. Betsey Duncan, dau. of
            Peter, 3/7/1819)
    46  John Smith          000100 - 10000
    48  John Smith          100010 - 2?010   (22010?)
          (MAD: one John Smith mar. Elizabeth Duncan, dau. of
            ?Robin? Duncan, 1/14/1819)
    62  Cornelis Dunoven?   200101 - 10010

1830 Adair Co. KY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Adair Co. KY Census; no Duncan indexed
Pg.  5  James Grider        0000,0001   - 0021,001
    12  Wesley Grider       0000,2      - 0001,1
    18  Mary Grider         01          - 0120,1001
    30  William Grider      2000,1      - 0002

1850 Adair Co. KY Census
District 1
Pg.46, #659, Hiram DUNCAN 43 VA blacksmith
                  Elizabeth 35 KY
                  Robt. 8, Willm. 6, Sarah 4 VA
                  Jas. 2, M.J. (f) 6/12 KY
                  (MAD: son of Robert & Sally of Barren Co. KY; ?? see 1840 Bond Co. IL census; 1860 Cumberland Co. KY census)

1850 Clark Co. KY Census Pg.31, #436, Samuel BRADLEY 40 KY
                  Elizabeth 36 KY & ch.
Pg.31, #437, Sarah BRADLEY 58 KY -- $1150
                  Delila 21, Milly M. 18, Dennis W. 15 KY
                  John H. 18, Sarah M. 8 KY
                  Hannah B. 24 KY
                  (MAD: one Sarah Duncan, dau. of James, mar. Terry Bradley 10/30/1806 Adair Co. KY)

1860-1880 Adair Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Adair Co. KY Will Index (FHL film 828,889)
      No Duncan
 

LAND RECORDS

Treasurer's Land Records of Green River Settlers (KY), 1796-1806; Part 3, 1807-1808; at KY State Land Office; arranged by date, certificate number listed (FHL film 174,986; and from Dixie Normandy 10/1993)
      Pg.15, July 22, 1807, Thos. J. Chilton, assee of Elijah Duncan, 120 acres Adair Co. #263

Adair Co. KY Deeds (Index on FHL films 829,289 and 829,291)
      A-220: 4 June 1804, William Butler to James Duncan, 200 acres on south side of Green River, crossing Crocas, a grant to Butler, for £50. (FHL film 828,867)
      B-281: 2 Oct. 1809, Clerk of Adair Co. Court to Marshall Duncan, apprentices William and James Thrasher, poor boys of Adair County, to Marshall Duncan to dwell with and serve him for 18 years, 7 months and 10 days or until they arrive at 21, Marshall Duncan to teach them "the art and mystery of the Hatters business which he now posseseth ...." (FHL film 828,867)
      D-160: 4 June 1816, James Duncan of Adair Co. appoint John Montgomery my attorney to ... receive from the proper paymaster my monthly pay and my back rations to which he may be entitled as a private in Capt. Robert Paxton's Co. of Infantry belonging to 14th Regt. of KY detached militia in the Orleans expiditions under General John Thomas, and to fix my name to any receipt .... (Other documents filed at this time refer to Orleans expedition of 1814 and 1815.) (FHL film 828,868)
      E-581: 15 Oct. 1821, Martin Gridee and Avy his wife of Adair Co. to James Duncan Jr. of Adair Co. $50, land in counties of Adair and Cumberland on east fork of Crocus, corner James Duncan Sr.'s line, Thomas Graves survey. (no acreage or witnesses) (FHL film 828,869)
      E-906: 3 Oct. 1823, James Duncan Jr. and wife Prudence to James J. Hays, both Adair Co., $1, land on Crocus Creek, branch of Cumberland, part of military survey patented in name of Morris Loyd, corner Joseph Turner, leased to Christoper (sic) Brown. (no acreage) (FHL film 828,869)
      F-158: 16 Aug. 1824, James J. Hays to James Duncan, $800, three tracts on Crocus Creek, 245 acres, 45 acres adj. first corner Joseph Turner and 3 acres adj. 245 acres corner Amos Batterton. (FHL film 828,869)
      F-384: 13 Oct. 1825, James Duncan Jr. and wife Prudence to Nathan Buchanan of Washington Co. IN, $94, land in Adair and Cumberland Co. on east fork of Crocus, corner James Duncan Senr's line, line of Thomas Graves. (no acreage) (FHL film 828,869)
      F-464: 26 Aug. 1825, James Duncan Jr. and wife Prudence to James J. Hays, $1, 3 tracts of land, 245 acres, 45 acres, and 3 acres. Wit. Hiram Rowe, James Rowe. (FHL film 828,869)
      G-23/24: 2 April 1827, William S. Parish deputy Sheriff for Elijah Cravens late Sheriff of Adair Co. to James Pelly of same, that whereas a writ of execution of Fieri Facias issued from the office of the Clerk of Adair Circuit Court of a decree of the said court in favor of James Pelly against Hiram Shelton and Catherine Rutherford, Administrators of Dudly Rutherford, decd, Lott Letrell and Susanna his wife, Stephen Murphy and Nancy his wife, Rice Duncan and Lucy his wife, Jesse Philips and Polly his wife, James Shelton and Lydia his wife, William Rutherford and James Rutherford, heirs at law of Dudley Rutherford deceased, for (cannot read money) and whereas the said execution was placed in the hands of the said deputy sheriff and was levied by him on a certain tract, the land situate in said county, the property of the defendants heirs as aforesaid, containing by survey two (blank) acres and whereas the said Parish as Sheriff aforesaid did on 16 Oct. 1826 expose the said land to public sale and the premises having been previously advertised ... and the said James Pelly became the purchaser at his the highest bid of $139.15, now know ye that in consideration of the premises, the said William L. Parish as deputy aforesaid doth hereby convey and transfer to the said James Pelly his heirs and assigns forever the said tract of land, which is bounded ... beg. on 4 sugar trees on the Bank of the River at the upper end of an island, then N 15 W 131 poles to a poplar and sweet gum, then S 75? AN? to Tyree Thriton's? corner on said line, then with the meanders said Slattens? (Stattens?) line to the River, then with the meander of the River to the beginning so as to include 200 acres, to have and hold ... /s/ William L. Parish as deputy afsd. Ack. 2 April 1827 by William L. Parish before William Caldwell, C.A.C.C., Adair Co. KY. Delivered to ?? ?aliman Pelly June 7? 1849. (MAD: Rice Duncan mar. Susanah Reatherford, dau. of Dudley Reatherford, 10/5/1812; see Dudly Rutherford in Patrick Co. VA court records 1793; wife in this 1827 deed plainly written Lucy, not Sucy) (FHL film 828,870; SLC 1999 and 12/10/2013)
 

COURT RECORDS

Adair Co. KY Court Orders, 1802-1825 (FHL film 469,181)
      Much of index illegible, no Duncans spotted.

Adair Co. KY Index to Order Book A-K (FHL film 829,847; no Vol.C on film)
      A-56: Duncan, Peter, trial, 1803
      A-85: "Ducan," Peter, land entries relinquished, 1803
      A-147, C-105: Duncan, Elizabeth, land warrent, 1805
      A-196: Duncan, Peter, ear mark certified, 1805
      A-205, C-178: Duncan, Peter, land warrant, 1806
      A-208: Duncan, Sally, land warrant, 1806
      B-39: Duncan, Peter and John, examining trial, 1807
      B-40: Duncan, John, acquittal, 1807
      B-41: Duncan, Peter, acquittal, 1807
      D-51: Duncan, James, alterations of tax list, 1818
      D-216: Duncan, John, appl. for pension, 1821
      D-345: Duncan, James, apptmt. of surveyor, 1823
      No later Duncan
      (MAD: Deed dated 9 Oct. 1809 apprentices Thrasher boys to Marshall Duncan per order of the court)

Adair Co. KY Court Order Books (FHL film 829,848; Vol.A, 1802-1806, no Thrasher indexed; Vol.B, 1807-1815)
      A-52: Court March 7, 1803, John Duncan and others to view a road from Columbia to Warren Salt Spring.
      A-56-57: At a court called and held for the examination of Peter Duncan, labourer, on Tuesday the 8th day of March, 1803, charged with having feloneously taken, stolen, and carried away a silver watch and two fine tooth combs of the value of fourteen pounds nine shillings the property of Nicholas Purkins merchant of the town of Columbia on the night of the 26th day of February 1803 ... (3 justices present) ... prisoner said he was in no wise guilty, witnesses sworn, court found prisoner guilty, he to be tried for same before Judges of the Circuit Court of Adair Co. in May next. Prisoner is baleable, for sum of $150 ... Peter Duncan with his securities John Duncan and John Abrell posted bail.
      A-58: Tuesday, March 8, 1803, John Shelton and John Duncan and John Abrell appeared, they are indebted for $300 (bond) ... (John Shelton charged with same offence) ... bond by Jesse White, John Fields, John Creel, Nicholas Purkins and Joseph White, they to appear against John Shelton and Peter Duncan.
      A-82: Court Sept. 15, 1803, court paid John Duncan for 1 days attendance.
      A-85: Oct. 3, 1805, Peter Duncan came into court and relinquished all his right and claim to 200 acres one half of 400 acres granted by the court of Green unto John Abrell for value recd.
      A-147: Monday, March 4, 1805, #263, Elizabeth Duncan having made satisfactory proof &c cert. is granted her for 120 acres of land, Goose Creek.
      A-196: Monday, Jan. 6, 1806, on motion of Peter Duncan his ear mark a swallow fork in each ear is ordered to record.
      A-205: Monday, Feb. 3, 1806, #485, Peter Duncan (made proof &c for) 50 (acres), Laurel Water.
      A-208: Monday, Feb. 3, 1806, #513, Sally Duncan (made proof &c for) 200 (acres), Russells Creek.
      B-39-42: Thursday, Nov. 5, 1807, At a court called and held for the examination of John Duncan and Peter Duncan charged with having feloniously taken Killed and carried away a steer on the 13th day of October 1807 the property of Balser Dedrick and Alexander Crawford. ... 6 Nov 1807 - The prisioner says he is in no wise Guilty and after hearing Sundry witnesses the Court is of the Opinion that he is not Guilty and that he be acquitted. (same for John Duncan and for Peter Duncan)
      B-147: Monday, Oct. 2, 1809, ordered that clerk of court bind to Marshal Duncan, William and James Thrasher, infant children of Rachel Thrasher of age of 2 years and 4 months and 22 days, to live and dwell with said Duncan until they arrive at age 21 years, said Duncan agreeing to learn and teach them during their survitude the art and mystery of the hatters trade ... An indenture of apprenticeship between William Caldwell, Clerk of this Court, and Marshall Duncan, executed in pursuance of above order was ack. and ordered recorded. (FHL film 829,848 item 2; also info of others without exact source that the name of the Thrasher boys' mother Rachel was given)
      B-397: Sept. 7, 1813, Ordered that Summons issue against the following persons returned by the Commissioners of tax annexed to their names for failing to list their property for this years (viz.) Gatis Fox, John Duncan, & James Duncan - by C.H. Ricketts Comr. (and others)

Adair Co. KY Court Order Book D (FHL film 829,849)
      D-51: Court Monday, 7 Sept. 1818; ordered that the Clerk of the Court alter the list of taxable property given in this year in the name of James Duncan from 165 to 365 acres of land.
      D-216 to 217: Court Tuesday, 6 Feb. 1821; On this 6th day of February 1821 personally appeared in open Court being a court of record proceeding according to the course of the common law for the said County, John Duncan aged about 66 years resident in said County, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war, as stated in his original declaration of the 5th of October 1818 and his additional declaration of the 4th of October 1819 hereto annexed, that he has received no pension from the government.
            I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 13th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts, or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed. John Duncan.
            To wit, one horse beast worth $20 and no more; one cow & calf worth $10 and no more; one sow and pigs worth $4 and no more; one oven & kettle and other articles of furniture worth $10 and no more, amounting in the whole to $44. His occupation is a tiller of the ground and he is illy able to pursue it. His wife is about 48 years of age named Ann, sickly & unable to labour, subject to various complaints, he has residing with him one daughter named Nancy about 18 years of age, one son about 17 years of age "named named" David, one daughter named Cassey about 13 years of age, one son named Peter about 12 years of age, one daughter named Polly about 8 years of age. John Duncan.
            It is the opinion of the court that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid schedule is $44.
      D-345: Court Monday, 3 Feb. 1823; ordered that James Duncan be "survey" of that precinct of the public highway of which Lewis Martin was surveyor and that the hands assist said Duncan in keeping said road in repair who assisted said Martin.
 

TAX RECORDS

Adair Co. KY Tax Lists (tax 1802-1824 on FHL film 7,851; 1825+ on FHL film 7,852)
1802: Duncan, Peter, 200a Russell Creek, entry, 1 white, 1 horse
1803: Duncan, John, 298a Russell Creek, entry, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Peter?, 200a Russell Creek, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Rice, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, James, 200a Crocus, 1w, 2h, 1w 16-21
1804: Duncan, John, 148a Russel, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, Peter, 148a Russel, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Charels (sic), 100a Green River, 1w, 0h
1805: Duncan, John, 147a Russel's Creek, name of Jno. Duncan, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Peter, 148a Russel's Creek, name of Jno. Duncan, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Charles, 100a Green River, 1w, 2h
1806: Duncan, James, 200a Cumberland, 1w, 1h, 1w 16-21, 1b
      Duncan, Peter, 150a & 50a Russel, name Jno. & Peter Duncan, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, John, 147a Russel, name Jno. Duncan, 1w, 4h
1807: Dunkin, Jno., 147-1/2a Russel, name Jno. Duncan, 1w, 4h
      Dunkin, Peter, 147-1/2a Russel, name Jno. Duncan, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, James, 200a Crocus, 1w, 2h, 1w 16-21, 1b
1808: Dunkin, Peter, 1w, 4h
      Dunkin, James, 1w, 1h
      Dunkin, James, 200a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 2w 16-21, 1b
1809: Duncan, James, 200a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 1b
      Duncan, Marshal, 1w, 1h
1810: Duncan, John, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, Joshua, 1w, 6h
      Duncan, Mary, 0w, 1h
      Duncan, James, 200a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 1b
      Duncan, John, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, John, 147-1/2 Russell, name Jno. Duncan, 1w, 2h
1811: Dunkin, Mary, 0w, 2h
      Dunkin, James, 200a Crocus, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, John, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, James, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Joshua, 150a ?ReSilly?, 1w, 0h
1812: Duncan, John, 143a Russell, name Jno. Duncan, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, James, 1w, 0h
      Duncan, Marshall, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Sayres?, 200a --, 1w, 1h, 1b
      Duncan, Joshua, 150a Greasy, 1w, 1h
1813: Duncan, James Sr., 200a Crocus, 1w, 2h, 1b; Co. #1
      Duncan, Marshall, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Mary, 0w, 3h
      Duncan, Robt., 1w, 3h, 1b; Co. #2
      Duncan, Rice, 1w, 1h
1814: Duncan, Marshall, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, James, 200a Crocus, 1w, 2h, 1b
      Duncan, James, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, John, 1w, 5h
      Duncan, John Jr., 147-1/2a R. Cr., 1w, 0h
1815: Duncan, James Sr., 200 Reynolds Cr., 1w, 2h, 1b
      Duncan, James, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Marshall, 1w, 1h
1816: Duncan, John, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Marshall, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, James, 200a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 1b
1817: Duncan, John Sr., 1w, 0h
      Duncan, Jno. Jr., 1w, 2h
      Duncan, James Sr., 200a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 1b
      Duncan, James Jr., 1w, 1h
      Duncan, John, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Marshall, 0w, 0h, no tax
1818: Duncan, James Sr., 200a Crocus, 1w, 4h, 1b
      Duncan, James, 165a & 68-1/4a Crocus, 1w, 2h, 2b
      Duncan, John, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Martial, 1w, 1h
1819: Duncan, John, 50a G.River, 1w, 0h; List #1
      Duncan, James Senr., 200a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 1b
      Duncan, Martial, 1w, 1h; List #2
      Duncan, John, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, James Junr, 362a & 68-1/4a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 2b
1820: Duncan, James, 365a & 68a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 3b
      Duncan, James Senr, 200a Crocus, 1w, 2h, 1b
      Duncan, Martial, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, John, 1w, 2h
1821: Duncan, Marshall, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, James, 365a & 68-1/2a Crocus, 1w, 3h, 4b
      Duncan, John, 1w, 1h
1822: Duncan, James Sr., 200a Crocus, 1w, 2h, 1b, 2 ch. age 4-14; Dist.#14
      Duncan, James Jr., 265a, 68-1/2a, 50a, 25a Crocus, 1w, 5h, 4b, 0 ch.; Dist.#14
      No Duncans Dist. 1-13, Dist. 15
1823: Duncan, James, 217a, 68-1/4a, 61?a Crocus, 1w, 5h, 4b
      Duncan, John Jr., 1w, 0h
      Duncan, John Senr, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, James Senr. - no tax
1824: Duncan, James, 217a, 50a, 68-1/4a, 25a Crocus, 1w, 5h, 4b
      Duncan, William, 1w, 0h
      Duncan, James Sr., 200a Crocus, 1w, 4h, 1b
1825: Duncan, James Sr., 200a Crocus, 1w, 4h, 1b
      Duncan, James, 117a, 68-1/4a, 25a Crocus, 1w, 5h, 4b
1826: No Duncan
1827: No Duncan
Did not check later.
 

MILITARY RECORDS

JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3125 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives; part from Sammie Duncan)
      Born June 10, 1755, Pittsylvania Co. VA; d. May 3, 1844, Jackson Co. AL. Applied 1834 in Jackson Co. AL; enlisted early 1776 in Camden [Co.], SC, under Gen. Lincoln, Col. Thompson, Maj. Perdue, Capt. Hopkins, served 18 months; volunteered again under Gen. Morgan, Col. Shelby, Capt. Small in VA and served 6 months; entered again under Col. Preston and Capt. Chadwell for 3 months; entered again under Pickens, Col. Anderson, Capt. Key; age in father's family bible burned with house shortly after war before he married; lived in Camden Dist. SC about 10 years after end of war; moved to Hawkins Co. TN; then to Greene (now Adair) Co. KY; then to Jackson Co. AL. Married 1780-81 Ann, who d. Nov. 23, 1846. Witnesses Rev. Steven Donathan and Jesse McElyea of Jackson Co. AL. Listed in 1841 census of pensioners age 83, Jackson Co. AL residing with Robert Duncan. Affidavit of Peter Duncan and David Chadwell 20 Feb. 1835 in Jackson Co. AL re service. Deposition of brother Peter Duncan of Marshall Co. AL on 8 April 1843, age ca 77; home in Hawkins Co. TN burned 47-48 years before; Peter age 10-11 when John entered service, age ca 13 when discharged. Deposition of Greenbury Middleton 27/29 March 1843, age ca 1868, of Jackson Co. AL; knew John Duncan ca 40 years ago in Adair Co. KY. Deposition by Absalom Coffee on 28 March 1843, age ca 55, knew John more than 20 years, later 30 years; mentions John and aged wife. Witnesses Daniel M. Martin and Philip Henry Armbruster. Deposition by John Duncan on 30 Sept. 1843, age ca 88.
      Children: David, Robert, Peter. There were other children but all died before their parents. Aug. 17, 1854, Absolum Coffee testified his wife Jane was a granddau. of John Duncan. William Duncan of Jackson Co. AL filed power of attorney 9 June 1854. Deposition by Absalom Coffee, adm. of estate, that when Ann d. 23 Nov. 1846 she left survivors David, Robert and Peter her only legal heirs; since her death David and Robert are both dead.
      Statement by SC on 25 July 1857 of copy from Indent and account No. 84, Book R: payment 9 May 1785 to John Dunkin Senr. for 526 days duty in 1781-82; note by John Duncan 14 Sept. 1784 of Broad River asking for indent, wit. Amos Davis JP; statement by John Dunkin 3 June 1784 before Camden Dist. JP
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Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, James; SO 7791, SC 4779; BL 52760-40-50, 65747-120-55; Capt. Mathew Johnson's Co. TN Mil. 12/20/1813 to 2/18/1814; sol. res. 1851, 1855 Russell Co. KY, 1871 Glensfork, Adair Co. KY; maiden name of wife Prudence C. Deacon (sic) m. Aug. 26, 1817, Russell Co. KY.
 

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (from John A. Duncan 1995 and FHL film 1,463,599 for Regiment organization)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.355, Company B, 13th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Columbia, [Adair Co.] KY, raised in counties on TN border: Allen Dunkin, Private, enr. Sept. 8, 1863; mustered in Dec. 23, 1863 at Columbia, KY, for 1 year; mustered out Jan. 10, 1865, at Camp Nelson, KY.
      Pg.365, Company H, 13th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Columbia, [Adair Co.] KY, raised in counties on TN border: Russell Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 19, 1863; mustered in Dec. 23, 1863 at Columbia, KY, for 1 year; mustered out Jan. 10, 1865, at Camp Nelson, KY.
      Pg.366, Company I, 13th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Columbia, [Adair Co.] KY, raised in counties on TN border: James Duncan, Sergeant, enr. Sept. 8, 1863; mustered in Dec. 23, 1863, at Columbia, KY, for 1 year; mustered out Jan. 10, 1865, at Camp Nelson, KY.
      Pg.367, Company I, 13th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Columbia, [Adair Co.] KY, raised in counties on TN border: Hiram Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 1, 1863; mustered in Dec. 23, 1863, at Columbia, KY, for 1 year; Died Nov. 8, 1864; drowned.
      Pg.786, Field & Staff of the 9th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Columbia, [Adair Co.] KY: James R. Duncan, Surgeon, enr. Sept. 15, 1861; mustered in Nov. 26, 1861, at Camp Boyle, KY, for 3 years; resigned Jan. 11th, 1862. (MAD: resided Campbell Co. KY per list of officers; see also James R. resided Monroe Co. KY, surgeon in 37th KY Vol. Mounted Infantry mustered at Jefferson Co. KY)
      Pg.797, Company F, 9th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Columbia, [Adair Co.] KY: Calvin Duncan, Sergeant, enr. Sept. 15, 1861, mustered in Nov. 26, 1861 at Columbia, KY, for 3 years; discharged July 23, 1862 at Louisville, KY.

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.II (from John A. Duncan 4/1995, and FHL film 1,463,600, appendix pages)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.369, Field & Staff, 37th KY Volunteer Mounted Infantry: James R. Duncan, Surgeon, enr. Nov. 1, 1863; mustered in Nov. 1, 1863, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 1 year; mustered out Dec. 29, 1864, at Louisville, KY. (MAD: resided Monroe Co. KY per list of officers; see also James R. resided Campbell Co. KY, surgeon in 9th KY Vol. Inf. organized at Adair Co. KY)

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.II (from John A. Duncan 4/1995, and FHL film 1,463,600, appendix & other pages)
      Pg.919, Alphabetical List of Officers. Name, Rank, Regiment, Residence, Remarks. (MAD: semi-alphabetical, not indexed)
      Duncan, James R., Surgeon, 9th Infantry, California [Campbell Co.] KY, resigned Jan. 11, 1862. (MAD: organized at Adair Co. KY; see also J.R.)
      Duncan, J.R., Surgeon, 37th Infantry, Fountain Run [Monroe Co.] KY, (blank) (MAD: mustered Nov. 1, 1863, at Jefferson Co. KY; see also James R.)

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.
      Dunkin, Allen, mother Dunkin, Lucretia; B 13 KY Cav.; 1870 Nov. 14, Mother Appl. #191620, Cert. #178542. (MAD: mustered in at Columbia, Adair Co. KY)
      Duncan, James; I 13 KY Cav., M 8 KY Cav.; 1891 May 1, Invalid Appl. #1018771, Cert. #714580, MO. (MAD: mustered in at Columbia, Adair Co. KY)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Stokes Co. NC Deed (FHL film 19,947)
      4-481: 8 Dec. 1804, James Duncan of Adair Co. KY to George Prudy, £100, 300 acres on Snow Creek adj. Henry Tilley's line, Charles Whitlock's line, crossing said creek. Wit. Wm. Moore, Jesse (+) Simmons. Proved March 1805 on oath of witnesses.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1891 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Sangamon Co. IL" pub. by Chapman Bros. (from Sue Monaghan and Vivian Biddle)
      Pg.758-60: T.S. DUNCAN ... was born in Salisbury, May 31, 1854, and is a son of William T.H. Duncan, a native of Adair Co. KY. His grandfather, Marshall Duncan, also a native of that State, was a hatter by trade and with his wife and two children, W.T.H. and James, who were twin brothers, emigrated to IL, locating in what was then Menard Co., but is now part of Sangamon County. ... He was accompanied to his new home in the West by his father, James Duncan, who was a representative of one of the first families of Virginia. Both gentlemen died in Salisbury Township.
            William T.H. Duncan, father of our subject, was a young man when his parents came to IL. .... In 1831 he married Eve Miller .... He died in Salisbury in 1861, at the age of 55 years. The wife of William T.H. Duncan, and the mother of our subject, was born in Adair Co. KY, December 11, 1813, and was a daughter of Solomon Miller, who was also a native of KY, where his boyhood days were spent. He married in that State and with his family came to IL in 1820 ... In the Miller family there are ten children, of whom the youngest is 58 years of age. Only one death has occurred among the number. The eldest Barbara, is now Mrs. Buchanan, of Springfield; Eve, mother of our subject, is the second in order of birth ...
      Pg.251-2: NATHAN C. ANTLE .... The ancestral home was in KY, and there the Rev. John Antle, grandfather of our subject, was born and lived for many years. ... In 1829 he came with his family to this State, ... Henry Antle, father of our subject, was born in Cumberland Co. KY, September 11, 1813. He came to this State when sixteen years old ... The mother of our subject was born in St. Clair Co., this State, January 25, 1820, and bore the maiden name of Nancy Duncan. Her father, Rice Duncan, a native of South Carolina and a schoolteacher in his earlier years, was one of the early settlers in St. Clair Co., this State.

1876 "Early Settlers of Sangamon Co. IL" by John Carroll Power, 1876 (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson & Co.) (FHL book 977.356 D3p and from Sue Monaghan and Carolyn Jensen and Los Angeles Public Library)
      Pg.270: DUNCAN, RICE, was born Mar. 5, 1781, in North Carolina. He was brother to Marshal and John. When young his father's family moved to Cumberland Co. KY. He was there married to Barbara Antle. They had four children, and Mrs. D. died. He married Luranah Rutherford. They brought one child from Kentucky to St. Clair county, where they had five children, and moved to Morgan, and then to Sangamon county, arriving Oct., 1837, in what is now Salisbury. Mrs. Luranah Duncan, died May 29, 1862, and Rice Duncan died Oct. 7, 1863, both in Salisbury township.
      Pg.270-1: DUNCAN, MARSHAL, was born in 1783 or 4, in North Carolina. He was brother to Rice and John. He went, when young, with his parents to Cumberland Co. KY. He left Kentucky with three children and came to Sangamon Co. IL, arrived in 1820 or 21 in Salisbury township. He was there married to Hannah Miller, a daughter of John Miller. Marshall Duncan died in Sangamon county, in the fall of 1858, and his widow resides with her children in Iowa. They had eight children.
      Pg.271-2: DUNCAN, JOHN, was born in 1789, in Cumberland Co. KY. He was married there to Sally Miller, and had six children there, and moved to Sangamon Co. IL, about 1827, in what is now Salisbury township, where they had six children. Mrs. Sally Duncan died Nov., 1850, and John Duncan died in 1863, both near Salisbury. Three only of their children reside in Sangamon county.
      Pg.245-6: DAVIES, JOHN, was born in Wales, and came to America when a young man. He was married in Adair Co. KY, to Catharine ANTLE. They had ten children in KY, and Mr. Davies died there about 1810. His widow moved to Sangamon county about 1826, and settled near Salisbury. Mrs. Catharine Davies died in 1846, in Salisbury. Children ... HENRY, born Oct. 30, 1805, in Cumberland Co. KY, came to Salisbury, Sangamon county, in 1828 ...
      Pg.404-5: IRWIN, ROBERT S., (son of William Irwin) born Nov. 14, 1813, in Cabarras Co. NC, was married in Sangamon county, Jan. 19, 1837, to Cynthia Duncan, who was born Aug. 18, 1818, in Adair Co. KY. Mrs. Cynthia Irwin died April 6, 1872, and Robert S. Irwin died May 3, 1874, both in Salisbury township, east of the Sangamon river, and near the Iron Bridge.
      Pg.84: ANTLE, REV. JOHN, was born April 15, 1789, in Cumberland Co. KY. Elizabeth Buchanan was born in Cumberland Co. PA. Her parents moved to Lincoln Co. KY, when she was seven years old. Her father died in that county, and she went to live with a married sister in Cumberland county. John Antle and Elizabeth Buchanan were there married. They had five children. The family then moved to Morgan Co. IL, in 1829, and from there to Sangamon county, arriving Jan. 9, 1830, in what is now Salisbury township. Mrs. Elizabeth Antle died Sept., 1844, and John Antle died August 30, 1864, she in Menard county and he in Salisbury.
      Pg.157: BUCHANAN, REUBEN, was born March 20, 1809, in Woodford Co. KY. His father moved, in 1819 or '20, to Morgan Co. IL. Reuben remained there until 1834, when he came to Sangamon county, settling at Salisbury, where he was married to Barbara Duncan, a step-daughter of Solomon Miller. She was born March 15, 1812, in Cumberland Co. KY. Mr. Buchanan ... until his death, which occurred Nov. 14, 1861. His widow resides with her son-in-law, Lafayette Smith, in Springfield.
      Pg.523: MILLER, SOLOMON, was born about 1796, in Adair Co. KY. He was married there to Nancy A. ANTLE. They had four children in Kentucky, and moved to St. Clair Co. IL, and from there to Sangamon county, arriving in the spring of 1820, at what is now Salisbury ... Mrs. Nancy A. Miller died April, 1854, and Solomon Miller married Lucinda Gard. He died in 1858, near where he settled in 1820, at Salisbury, IL. Ch.: BARBARA, born March 15, 1812, in Cumberland Co. KY, married Reuben Buchanan. See his name. EVE, born Dec. 11, 1813, in Kentucky, married in Sangamon Co. to Wm. T.H. Duncan. See his name.
 

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