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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised July 30, 2008

ANDERSON CO. KY
Formed 1827 from Franklin, Mercer, Washington
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830 Anderson Co. KY Census
Pg. 99  Susan Duncan       002       - 0000,1100,1

1840 Anderson Co. KY Census
Pg.101  Mark Duncan        0000,1    - 0001,0000,1
          (MAD: Mark Duncan mar. Maria Bright 3/3/1845;
            Marcus Duncan in 1860 Healdsburg, Sonoma Co. CA)
   106  Matthew Duncan     0000,1    - 0000,1

1850 Anderson Co. KY Census
Pg.199, #149, John F. BEAN 42 MD merchant & family
                  Martin C. DUNCAN 24 KY silversmith
Pg.200, #160, Matthew DUNCAN 32 KY farmer $1200
                  Virginia A. 28 KY
                  Susan E. 9, John B. 7 KY
                  Mary J. 5, Elizabeth F. 2 KY
                  Missouri A. (f) 11/12 KY
                  Julila RUCKER (f) 35 KY
                  Mark 15, Elizabeth 12, Mary J. 7 KY
                   (MAD: Julia Kilby mar. James M. Rucker 1/5/1832; Mathew Duncan mar. Virginia Utterback 1/6/1839, mar. Nancy Jane Moore 5/29/1854)

1860-1870 Anderson Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1900 Anderson Co. KY Census (from Rosemary Webb 3/2001 with permission to share)
Lawrenceburg #1 South, S.D. 8, E.D. 2, Sheet 8, June 8, 1900, Pg.17A
#151-181, HOUCHIN, Henry, Head farmer, wife Mary & 3 children
                  (RW: brother-in-law of Joseph Duncan)
            DUNCAN, Joseph, 28 b.Oct.1871 KY KY KY mar. saloon keeper
                  Lula, 22 b.Jan 1878 KY KY KY mar. 1 year, 1 ch.
                  Infant, 1/12 b.May 1900 KY KY KY son
Lawrenceburg #1 South, S.D. 8, E.D. 2, Sheet 8, June 15, 1900, Pg.23A
#273-, DUNCAN, Mariah, Head, 65 b.Mar.1835 KY NC KY widow m.13yr, 7 ch, farmer
                  Kirby S., son, 21 b.Aug.1878 KY KY KY single farm labor
            SCEARCE, Rosco, grson, 6 b.Oct.1893 KY KY KY
Lawrenceburg #1 South, S.D. 8, E.D. 2, Sheet 14, June 15, 1900, Pg.(23?)??B
#288-, DUNCAN, William, Head, 41 b.Oct.1858 KY KY KY mar. farmer
                  Russie D., wife, 30 b.Jan.1856 KY KY KY mar.
                  Robert E., son, 8 b.Oct.1891 KY KY KY
                  William, son, 7 b.Feb.1894 KY KY KY
                  Florence, dau., 4 b.Oct.1895 KY KY KY
                  Elizabeth, dau., 2 b.Nov.1897 KY KY KY

1920 Anderson Co. KY Census (from Rosemary Webb 3/2001 with permission to share)
Duncan precinct #14, Lawrenceburg City, Sup. Dist. 116, E.D. 20, Sheet 3B, January 6-7, Page 01-576
#64-69, DUNCAN, William, Head, 61, field agent - investments
                  Russie, wife, 49, home
                  Elizabeth, dau., 22, teacher - high school
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Anderson Co. KY Marriages (from Nancy Young Robinson 11/1987 with permission to share)
      A-171: Duncan, Matthew & Virginia Ann Utterback, daughter of Joel Utterback, were married Jan. 7, 1840. Bondsman Joel Utterback.
      B-185: Duncan, Matthew and Miss Nancy Jane Moore were married May 30, 1854. Groom is 36 yrs. old, bride is 21 yrs old and was given consent by parent. Wit. Matthew Frazier.
      B-275: Duncan, Susan Lucy and William A. Robertson were married Jan. 22, 1856, by Preston Bond. Bride is 15 yrs old, born in Anderson Co. KY. Consent by mother given. Groom is 20 yrs. old & born in Anderson Co. KY. Signed Matthew Duncan.
      C-104: Duncan, Matthew & Maria A. Reynolds were married by J.H. Walker, Sept. 29, 1857. Groom is 40 yrs old, a widower & was born in Anderson Co. KY. Bride is 22 yrs old & born in Anderson Co. KY. Wit. William Reynolds & wife.
      D-311: Duncan, Miss M.J. & E.R. Hawkins, married Jan. 3, 1863. Signed J.S. Boswell.
      E-374: Duncan, Elizabeth F. & F.H. Bond were married at E.R. Hawkins', Dec. 24, 1868. Bride is 21 yrs old and she and her parents were all born in Anderson Co. KY. Groom was 20 yrs old & he & his parents were all born in Anderson Co. KY. Bondsman Turner H. Bond.
      F-85: Duncan, Alice M. & O.R. Bixler were married at the residence of Matthew Duncan, April 14, 1870. Bride was 18 yrs old, born in Anderson Co. KY as were her parents. Groom was 23 yrs old, resides in Anderson Co. KY but was born in Mercer Co. KY. His parents were born in Anderson Co. KY.
      G-263: Duncan, Mary J. & Robert Strange were married Dec. 3, 1874 at M.T. Duncan's. Groom resides in Jessamine Co. KY but was born in Woodford Co. KY, as were his parents. He was 21 yrs old. Bride is 23 yrs old, born in Anderson Co. KY. Her father was born in Mercer Co. KY and mother in Garrard Co. KY. Bondsman John Driscoll.
      H-200: Duncan, J.E. & Ida Carl were married at the residence of H.S. Carl, Sept. 18, 1877. Groom was 23 yrs old, resides in Scott Co. KY, was born there as were his parents. Bride is 18 yrs old, resides in Anderson Co. KY, was born in Kenton Co. KY. Father was born in Franklin Co. KY, mother was born in Missouri. Bondsman Henry S. Carl.
      I-38: Duncan, Sarah T. & William O.B. Barnes were married at residence of Matthew Duncan, bride's father, by Smith Hawkins. Bride is 23 years old, born in Anderson Co. KY, as were her parents. Groom was 34 yrs old, born in Anderson Co. KY as were his parents. They were married in presence of bride's father (Matthew Duncan), W.D. Moore & Lucy J. Hawkins. Bondsman: William M. Duncan. The date of marriage was Aug. 14, 1879.
      I-52: Duncan, William T. & Mary Ann York were married at residence of M.T. Duncan, Sept. 18, 1879. Groom was born in Anderson Co. KY, his father was born in Mercer Co. KY and mother in Garrard Co. KY. Bride was born in Anderson Co. KY and her parents were born in Mercer Co. KY. Bondsman W.H. York. Groom was 23 yrs old, bride was 18 yrs old.
      Quit; marriages 1882-1910 not copied here.

"Anderson County Kentucky Marriages, 1831-1875" by Robert P. Moore, pub. by Nelson Co. KY Gen. Society (Duncans from Robert P. Moore 10/1999; included here by his permission)
      RPM: County formed in 1827, but courthouse has no marriages before 1831. Marriages from about 1842 through 1850 never got in the books, only in loose papers. Same is true for some time in 1864 to some time in 1866.
      C = consent, S = surety, M = minister, VS = state vital statistics, L = license, R = minister's return, Letter, comma, number = marriage book and page
      Those without a book and page and with "filed" at the end are from loose papers, including bonds. State vital statistics sometimes vary (inaccurately?) from courthouse records.
      Mark Duncan - Maria Bright, 4 Nov. 1845. (C) father George Bright, (S) George Bright, (M) James Hawthorn. Filed: L, R.
      Mathew Duncan - Virginia Ann Utterback, 7 Jan. 1839. (C) and (S) father Joel Utterback, (M) J.H. Walker. [#160, 1850 census] A, 171.
      Matthew Duncan, 36, b., res. Anderson Co. - Nancy Jane Moore, 21, b., res. Anderson Co., 30 May 1854. (C) parent, (S) Matthew Frazier, (M) J.H. Walker. B, 185.
      VS: Matthew Duncan, 26, widower, b., res. Anderson Co. - Nancy J. Moore, 21, b., res. Anderson Co., 30 May 1854. (M) J.T. Hedger.
      Matthew Duncan, widower, 40, b., res. Anderson Co. - Maria A. Reynolds, 22, b., res. Anderson Co., 29 Sept. 1857, witn. William Reynolds and wife. (M) J.H. Walker. Filed: L, R.
      Matthew Duncan, widower, 40, b., res. Anderson Co. - Maria A. Reynolds, 22, b., res. Anderson Co., 29 Sept. 1857. (S) J.D. Vawter, (M) J.H. Walker. C, 104.
      VS: Matthew Duncan, 40, widower, b., res. Anderson Co. - Maria E. Reynolds, 22, b., res. Anderson Co., 9 Sept. 1857. (M) J.H. Walker.
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Anderson Co. KY Wills (FHL film 259,304)
      A-102: 15 Jan. 1840, will of Susannah (X) Duncan; land on which I now reside supposed to contain 114 acres to my two sons Matthew and Mark Duncan; said sons Matthew and Mark each pay executors $500 for use and benefit of my daughters Clarrissa Daviess, Malinda Raines and Julia Rucker? and their children; balance of estate to Matthew and Mark Duncan, my two sons aforesaid; reason I will my daughters portion to them and their children only is that their husbands are improvident and bad manag(ers) ...; appoint my sons Matthew and Mark Duncan executors. Wit. Jordan H. Walker, Robin? Coks?. Prob. 10 March 1843.
 

LAND RECORDS

Anderson Co. KY Deeds (from Nancy Young Robinson 11/1987)
      C-291: 16 May 1836, Lawrence Egbert and wife Catherine of Mercer Co. KY to Susannah Duncan of Anderson Co. KY, $450, 109-1/2 acres on Salt River, adj. Plough, corner Coke's land, Driskill's line, Holme's old line, corner to Hockensmith.
      E-286: 5 Oct. 1841, John Cummins and wife Sarah (X) to Matthew & Mark Duncan, all Anderson Co. KY, $800, two tracts on Salt River, conveyed to John Cummins by Livingston Cobbs & Samuel Chelis, attorney for Hoomes Heirs; 1st tract of 100 acres, 2nd tract of 15 acres, bounded by Jacob Hawkinsmith, Jeremiah Frazier, Stephen Munday & John Cummins.
      E-441: 26 April 1844, Mark Duncan to Matthew Duncan, both Anderson Co. KY, $300, 115 acres on Salt River that was conveyed to them by John Cummins & bounded by same as well as lands of David Egbert, Mathias Carter and Asa B. Carr.
      F-308: 13 July 1846, Mark Duncan and wife Maria (X) to Robert Coke, both Anderson Co. KY, $300, 37 acres on Salt River.
      F-339: 8 July 1846, Isaac Stewart of city of Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY, to Mark Dunkin of Anderson Co. KY, $1000, part of 212 acre tract adj. R. Coke's, Daniel Plough, McBride's and Jordan. He bought 6/9 of the whole (212 acres).
      F-383: 14 Jan. 1847, Mark & Mariah Duncan and Matthew & Virginia (X) Duncan to George Watson, $650, 54 acres in Anderson Co.
      F-389: 8 Feb. 1847, Trevis Sterling and wife Chloe late Chloe Duncan of Livingston Co. MO by attorney James D. Parker, sell to Mark Duncan of Anderson Co. KY, 11 acres 3 rods, $70.50, being 1/2 undivided interest which Chloe Duncan now Sterling holds in real estate of said Benjamin Duncan, decd. in Anderson Co. KY. (The part sold is 1/2 of 1/9 part of an interest which said Chloe Sterling holds in the real estate of Benjamin Duncan decd.) (MAD: Travis Starling m. Cloe Dunkin, 30 Jan. 1833, Livingston Co. MO)
      F-426: 29 March 1847, Obediah Martin and wife Mary (X) to Matthew Duncan, both Anderson Co. KY, $175, 7 acres 2 rods 5 poles on Scrub branch.
      F-453: 20 Jan. 1847, Susannah Duncan of Anderson Co. KY a tract of land on Scrub Grass Branch, which tract said Susannah Duncan bequeathed by last will and testament unto her two sons Matthew & Mark Duncan, which is divided between them, to Mark 54 acres incl. the mansion, and to Matthew 59 acres. Mark Duncan has sold his part to Matthew Duncan. /s/ Mark Duncan, Maria (X) Duncan. Rec. Oct. 28, 1847. (and FHL film 259,301)
      G-85: 9 Aug. 1847, Mark and Maria Duncan and Matthew Duncan to James K. Daviess, all Anderson Co. KY, $279.50, 37 acres on Salt River.
      G-87: 4 Oct. 1848, Matthew Duncan and wife Virginia to Samuel Coke, $546.45, 20 acres joining land of Samuel Coke. /s/ Matthew Duncan, Virginia Ann (X) Duncan.
      G-100: 21 Oct. 1848, Mark Duncan and wife Maria to Patsey, Sarah and Stephan Robinson, all Anderson Co. KY, $1542, 1277 acres on Salt River.
      H-248: 12 Oct. 1852, Thomas J. Lillard to Matthew Duncan, $366, 33 acres 1 rod 14 poles on Lick/Tick branch, bounded by Lick Branch and D. Egbert. /s/ T.J. Lillard, Nancy Lillard. Rec. 12 Oct. 1852. (and FHL film 259,302)
      I-132: 24 April 1855, For $368 with interest paid by Matthew Duncan to Thomas Farmer, guardian of William Hawkins for his 1/5 part of a tract of land of Edward E. Hawkins from William M. Walker and wife, 108 acres on Salt River in Anderson Co. /s/ William Hawkins Jr. by J.H. Hickman, commr. (and FHL film 259,302)

Anderson Co. KY Deed index (FHL film 259,300 grantee index 1827-1861)
      No deed other than F-339 found to Isaac Stewart from heirs of Benjamin Duncan; D-26 mortgage 1837 to Isaac Stewart from Delancy Egbert and wife Jane of personal property; very faint.
 

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, Noel; F 7 Calif. Inf.; 1892 Oct. 28, Invalid Appl. #1135975, Cert. #1107150, Calif.; remarks C2503006. (MAD: b.1847 Anderson Co. KY, d.1908 Alameda Co. CA; MAD: enlisted 18 November 1864 at Santa Rosa (Sonoma Co.), CA; Union Army, Private, Co.F 7th Inf. Reg. CA)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Lincoln Co. KY Deed (FHL film 192,245)
      P-178: 23 April 1838, Smallwood Maddox and wife Anna of Anderson Co. KY to William Duncan of Lincoln Co. KY, $270, being the 1/10 part of tract conveyed by John Smith to Houson Duncan father of said Anne Maddox; ack. in Anderson Co. KY.
 

OTHER SOURCES

"Genealogies of KY Families From The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society" Vol.A-M; Vol.O-Y, by Gen. Pub. Co., 1981
      Vol.2, pgs.235-244, contains the family of General James Ray, Pioneer of Fort Harrod, by Kathryn Harrod Mason. It also includes the family of Martin Duncan, who married Gen. Ray's daughter Mary Ray 9/15/1806 Mercer Co. KY; and their children, and brief mention of their son Talbott Duncan who moved to Anderson Co. KY, married, had son Asa Duncan (no dates).
 

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