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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised November 23, 2013

CALDWELL CO. KY
Formed 1809 from Livingston
Trigg formed 1820 from Christian, Caldwell
Hickman formed 1821 from Caldwell, Livingston
Lyon formed 1854 from Caldwell
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Caldwell Co. KY Census
Pg. 19  Dunkin, John       43010 - 20100

1820 Caldwell Co. KY Census
Pg. 36  John Dunkin        321501 - 02011
        Wm. Duncan         000100 - 01000
          (next to each other)
    41  Joseph Dunklin     100100 - 10100
    52  Wm. Duncan         001201 - 21001
        Asahel Duncan      311011 - 20010
          (MAD: 1830 Calloway Co. KY census, b. 1779 NC)
    53  Saml. Duncan       100100 - 01000

1830 Caldwell Co. KY Census
Pg.175  Andrew Duncan      1102,101      - 1211,01
   177  Elihu Duncan       2000,1        - 0000,1
   178  John Duncan, Sr.   0021,2000,1   - 0011,1000,1
          (MAD: John Sr. age ca 60, b.1770)

1840 Caldwell Co. KY Census
Pg.  3  Chas. H. Duncan    0000,11       - 2000,1
    24  Saml. Duncan       1000,01       - 0001
    25  Andw. Duncan       0020,0001     - 1011,001
        Asahel Duncan      0000,1        - 0000,1
    28  Elihu Duncan       2020,001      - 0100,01
    29  John Duncan Sr.    0000,1100,1   - 1001,0001
          (MAD: John Sr. age ca 70, b.1770)
        John Duncan Jr.    1000,1        - 1000,1

1850 Caldwell Co. KY Census
District 1
Pg.281, #36, Sandford DUNCAN Jr. 31 Logan [Co.] KY merchant $3700
                  Mary S. 33 Caldwell [Co.] KY
                  Gideon W. 3/12 Caldwell KY
                  Thomas J. DUNCAN 25 Simpson [Co.] KY
                  Ebenezer DICKEY 19 Simpson [Co.] KY clerk
                  Amanda 15 Simpson [Co.] KY
                  C.H. WEBBs heirs (blank age, etc.) $12,500
                  (MAD: Sanford Duncan in ? 1870 Hamilton Co. OH census)
Pg.313, #490, D.W. DUNCAN (m) 43 SC farmer $0
                  Elizabeth 28 NC
                  Elizabeth A. 15 Caldwell KY
                  (MAD: Doctor W. Duncan; 1860 Lyon Co. KY census; one Doctor W. Duncan mar. Mrs. Elizabeth Walling 8/31/1848; one Doctor M/W. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Freer 1/11/1844 Massac Co. IL)
Pg.313, #493, Elihu C. DUNCAN 50 SC farmer $0
                  Susanah 42 Logan KY
                  John R. 22, Isaac R. 20, Elias J. 15 Caldwell KY
                  Andrew 11, Martha A. 10, Mary D. 8 Caldwell KY
                  Elihu N. 5 Caldwell KY
                  Mary RITCH 80 SC blind
                  (MAD: Mary Duncan, the widow of John Duncan Sr. mar. Obediah Ritch 9/23/1844; 1860 Lyon Co. KY census; son John R. Duncan to Pope Co. IL 1870)
Pg.316, #532, Christopher H. JONES 46 Caldwell KY farmer $1000
                  Rachel J. 38 Caldwell KY
                  children 16 & younger
Pg.316, #535, John G. DUNCAN 48 SC farmer $40
                  Eliza 33 Caldwell KY
                  Rebecca A. 13, William M. 10 Caldwell KY
                  Pernicy J. (f) 6 Caldwell KY
                  Nancy E. 4, Mary L. 1 Caldwell KY
                  (MAD: ? Rebecca, Nancy & Mary in 1860 VanBuren Co. AR census)
Pg.316, #536, James STONE 40 Caldwell KY farmer $1500
                  Lavinia 39 Livingston KY
                  children 14 & younger
Pg.316, #537, Jonathan C. STONE 33 Caldwell KY farmer $100
                  Margaret 33 Caldwell KY
                  children 12 & younger
Pg.316, #538, Lemuel A. STONE 50 SC farmer $1500
                  Mariam J. 47 Christ. [Co.] KY
                  Caleb W. 20, Elias A. etc. b. Caldwell KY
Pg.316, #539, Leasil? (m) STONE 44 SC farmer $1200
                  Nancy 49 SC
                  children 17 & younger b. Caldwell KY
Pg.316, #544, Ruth JONES 69 SC (blank) $3180
                  Benjamin 31, Andrew J. 44 Caldwell KY
                  Lewis C. 7 Caldwell KY
Pg.316, #545, Caleb W. STONE 29 Caldwell KY farmer $0
                  Jane 31 Caldwell KY
                  children 9 & younger
Pg.316, #546, Moses STONE 37 Caldwell KY farmer $2360
                  Lucinda J. 25 Caldwell KY; children
Pg.323, #646, Eli D. DREUNAN? 49 SC farmer $700
                  Margarett 42 SC
                  Lucinda 21, Alfred J. 18 Caldwell KY
                  Elizabeth A. 16, Eli W. 8 Caldwell KY
                  Rachael L. 5, Mary F. 3 Caldwell KY
                  Ailcy E. (f) 11/12 Caldwell KY
                  Isaac R. DUNCAN 22 Caldwell KY laborer $0
                  (MAD: see Isaac R. in household #493 of Elihu C. & Susanna Duncan)
Pg.324, #667, Isaac RILEY 66 VA farmer $100
                  Dosha (f) 66 VA
                  Martha R. DUNCAN 11 Caldwell KY
District 2
Pg.349, #133, Isaac GRAY 40 KY sheriff $4500
                  Ann M.L. 33 VA
                  children 12 & younger
                  TAYLOR children 13 to 4 b. KY
Pg.381, #604, Asahel DUNCAN 35 KY farmer $250
                  Celia J. 10, Samuel 4 KY
Pg.381, #606, Samuel DUNCAN 41 KY farmer $0
                  Malinda 30 TN
                  William H. 11, Velina Jane 9 KY
                  James K. Polk 6, Asahel (m) 3, Mary 10/12 KY
                  (MAD: Asahel & Samuel sons of ?? Andrew of Marshall Co. KY; 1860 Lyon Co. KY census)
Pg.386, #671, Holloway COLLIE 52 VA farmer $3300
                  Celia W. 40 KY
                  children 20 & younger
Pg.386, #672, William COLLIE 42 TN farmer $240
                  Isabel E. 37 AL
                  children 16 & younger
                  Fannie 22, Larkin 17 KY
                  (MAD: looking for William C. Collie mar. Elizabeth Duncan 1842)
Pg.386, #673, Elijah N?. COLLIE 44 TN farmer $0
                  Polly 43 KY
                  children 22 & younger
Pg.389, #723, William H. HEATH 46 VA miller $1500
                  Nancy A. 32 KY
                  Stephen Ann (f) 13, Charles W. 11 KY
                  Isabella 5, Edward Y. 1 KY
                  (MAD: looking for Nancy G. Duncan mar. William H. Heath 1834)
Pg.392, #769, Isaac GRAY 23 TN farmer $300
                  Martha 23 KY
                  Lynn Boyd Gray 1 KY
Pg.397, #844, Mary F. DUNCAN 33 KY (blank) $3500
                  Sarah A. 12, Charles Ellen (f) 10 KY
                  Jennie T. CAMPBELL 3, Mary F. 3 KY
                  (MAD: Mary F. the widow of Charles H. Duncan; she was going to mar. Thomas Campbell per 1844 mar. agreement; Sarah Ann mar. Col. Wm. Campbell; in Christian Co. KY 1863)

1860 Caldwell Co. KY Census (and from Denzil Mauldin 3/1986)
Princeton (City)
Pg.116, #839, Mrs. M.F. DUNCAN (f) 43 KY "family governess" $3000-$5240
                  Ellen 20, Jenny 15, Mary 12 KY
                  S. WHEELER (m) 25 MA music teacher

1870 Caldwell Co. KY Census
Princeton Precinct
Pg.479, #223-213, DUNCAN, Alfred 39 KY MULATTO farm laborer $0-$150
                  Malinda 38 KY BLACK keep house
                  M.J. (f) 9, Matilda 8 KY MULATTO
                  J.W. (m) 5, J.T. (m) 2 KY MULATTO
                  HUNTER, F.V. (f) 21 KY BLACK domestic servant
                  Catherine 13 KY BLACK without occupation
                  CRAB, Charlotte 74 VA BLACK without occupation
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Caldwell Co. KY Marriage Licenses (FHL film 546,371)
   Book A, "1809-1818", no index; about 30% of minister's returns blank.
      Lewis Duncan to Hannah Holcomb, lic. 5 June 1809; no return (MAD: son of Thomas; to Gibson Co. IN)
      Isaac Gray to Nancy Duncan, lic. 24 Oct. 1814, mar. 27 Oct. by Fielding Wolf
      Henry Jones to Lavina Duncan, lic. 28 Oct. 1816, no return (MAD: see 1850 Hardeman Co. TN census, wife Chelley ?)
      John Denson (or Duncan?) to Matilda Thelford, 3 June 1819 (MAD: this 1819 marriage listed among 1820 marriages) (pg.283, from "KY Pioneers and Their Descendants" by Ila Earle Fowler; FHC book 976.9 V785f)
      Saml. Duncan to Elizabeth Duncan, lic. 10 Aug. 1819, no return
      Grubbs, John to Jane Duncan, 9 Sept. 1819, sec. Asahel Duncan, cons. by father, groom of age (from "Caldwell Co. KY Marriages 1809-1900" by E. Arawana Kyle; FHL book 976.9815 V25k)
      Caleb Stone to Anna Duncant?, lic. 12 July 1820, mar. 12 July by James Richerds? (?Rucker Sr.?)
      William Duncan to Susan Burnett (Bennett), lic. 17 Aug. 1820, no return (data given as 7 Oct. 1820 on pg.283 from "KY Pioneers and Their Descendants" by Ila Earle Fowler; FHC book 976.9 V785f)
      Thomas Duncan to Polly Owens, 24 Nov. 1820 (from pg.283, "KY Pioneers and Their Descendants" by Ila Earle Fowler; FHC book 976.9 V785f)
      Oliver Duncan to Nancy Lear, lic. 3 Aug. 1824, mar. 5 Aug. by James Rucker Senr. (MAD: Owen Duncan)
      Elihu C. Duncan
to Susanah Riley (Ryley on return), lic. 1? Oct. 1825, mar. 4 Oct. by James Rucker Sr.
      Wm. Brunster to Pamelia Duncan, lic. 10 Nov. 1832, mar. 15 Nov. by John Barnett, Cumberland? Presby. Church
      William H. Heath to Miss Nancy G. Duncan, lic. 26 May 1834, mar. 29 May by D?.O. ...? M.G. (extracted as Nancy P. Duncan, mar. by B. Ogdon; from pg.302, "KY Pioneers and Their Descendants" by Ila Earle Fowler; FHC book 976.9 V785f)
      Doctor W. Duncan to Miss Martha Riley, lic. 30 Oct. 1834, mar. 1 Nov. by J.W. Mansfield
      John Duncan Jr. mar. Eliza Sparkman, 16 Feb. 1836; bond Josiah B. McGur? and Henry Hackney says girls father Wm. Sparkman willing; mar. by James C. Walley. (from "Caldwell Co. KY Marriages 1809-1900" by E. Arawana Kyle; FHL book 976.9815 V25k)
      Samuel Duncan to Malinda Bloodworth, lic. 2 Nov. 1836, mar. 16 Nov. by Vance Bell, P.C.
      Barnett G. Perrin to Mary Duncan, lic. 12 Dec. 1836, mar. 15 Dec. by James? G...?, consent of father John J. Duncan
      Hugh Watson to Riller Periatta Duncan, lic. 9 April 1837, no return
      Ashael Duncan to Katharine Collie, lic. 6 June 1837, mar. 8 June by Js. Brown, J.P.
      Charles H. Duncan to Miss Mary F. Dallam, lic. 19 Dec. 1837, mar. (no day) Dec. 1837 by R.H. Lilly
      Williford Newberry Duncan to Miss Sarah Shoemaker, lic. 12 March 1838, mar. 15 March by W. Cash, J.P.
      (Pages of book upside down, include powers of attorney, etc. No Duncan)
      No other Duncan marriages to end of book
   Book B, 1839-1864
      Harbard B. Duncan to Miss Sally Ann Chandler, lic. 30 Sept. 1840, #58, mar. 1 Oct. by Baley Adams
      William C. Collie to Elizabeth Duncan, lic. 31 Oct. 1842, #73, mar. 3 Nov. by John Barnett
      Obadiah Ritch to Mary Duncan, lic. 23 Sept. 1844, #51, no return
      Stephen Duncan to Sophia Bennett, lic. 7 April 1845, #32, mar. 10 April
      Sandford Duncan Jr. to Mary Susan Webb, lic. 16 Dec. (sic) 1845, #97, mar. 16 Nov. (sic) 1845 by Geo. Backett
      Doctor W. Duncan to Mrs. Elizabeth Walling, lic. 29 Aug. 1848, #60, mar. 31 Aug. by John H. Pucker?
      Isaac R. Duncan to Miss C.J. Shoemaker, lic. 6 Sept. 1848, #62, mar. 6 Sept. by Colusa? Brown J.P.
      Isaac R. Duncan to Miss M.A. Williams, lic. 7 Jan. 1851, #7, mar. 19 Jan. by John H. Ruck..
      Quit. No index, above copied page by page

Caldwell Co. KY Marriage Licenses & Bonds (not all looked for or copied)
      Bonds and licenses in separate group by year; then packets alphabetic by first letter of Groom's last name.
      Bond of Isaac Gray and Wm. Duncan for marriage of Isaac Gray to Nancy Duncan, 24 Oct. 1814, bottom of bond torn off; reverse: "Father to both within ... gave their consent in ..." Return by minister too faint to read. (FHL film 546,391)
      Bond of Henry Jones and William Duncan for marriage of Henry Jones to Levina Duncan, 28 Oct. 1816, signed by Henry (X) Jones and WM Duncan (rounded handwriting), wit. Thos. H. Haynes; reverse: "The father of the within named girl gave his consent in person & the within named Henry Jones was proven to be .. by oath of himself." (FHL film 546,391)
      Bond of Samuel Duncan (signed) and Andrew Duncan (signed) for marriage of Samuel Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan, 10 Aug. 1819, wit. Reuben Rowland (D.C.); reverse: certificate from the girls father giving his consent. Consent: "I do hereby certify that I have no objection for the issuing of license for a marriage shortly intended between Samuel Duncan and my daughter Betsy" 9 Aug. 1819, signed Wm. B. Duncan (more angular writing), wit. A. Duncan (signed); reverse: "proven by A. Duncan 10th August". (FHL film 548,008)
      Bond of John Grubbs and Asahel (+) Duncan for marriage of John Grubbs and Jane Duncan, 9 Aug. 1819, wit. Reuben Rowland; reverse: "The girls father gave his consent in person the man of age." (FHL film 548,008)
      Bond of Caleb Stone and Elihu Duncan for marriage of Caleb Stone to Anna Duncan, 12 July 1820, signed by Caleb (+) Stone and Elihu Duncan (signed), wit. Reuben Rowland DC; note on back: parties proved of age. (FHL film 548,009)
      Consent of Wm. Duncan (same W in signature as Wm. B. Duncan), 22 Nov. 1820, for his son Thomas Duncan and Polly Owens, wit. Benjamin Owens and Thos. (X) Duncan; reverse: proved by the oaths the within subscribing witnesses that the signature of the within named Wm. Duncan is his act & deed, Nov. 24, 1820. Consent by William Owens for his daughter Polly, wit. Benjamin Owens and Thos. (X) Duncan, proved by wit. Bond by Thos. (+) Duncan and John (X) Owens. License issued 24 Nov. 1820, married 21 Dec. 1820 by H?. Darnall. (FHL film 548,009)
      Bond of Wm. Duncan (similar to signature of bond for Levina Duncan 1816) and Owen Duncan for marriage of William Duncan to Susan Bennett, 7 Oct. 1820. Consent by Stephen Bennett for his daughter Susan to marry William Dunkin, wit. Wm. Duncan (same signature as bond), proven by oath of Wm. Duncan. (FHL film 548,009)
      Bond of William H. Heath and Stephen F. Ogden for marriage of Wm. H. Heath to Miss Nancy G. Duncan, 26 May 1834, wit. by county clerk. No consent notice or statement of age. (FHL film 548,014)
      1835 - no Duncan groom (FHL film 548,015)
      Samuel Duncan and Whitley Hollowell, bond 9 Nov. 1836 for marriage to Miss Malinda Bloodworth. (FHL film 548,015)
      John J. Duncan Jr. to Miss Eliza Sparkman, license 16 Feb. 1836; bond John Duncan Jr., Henry (X) Hackney, Josiah (X) W. McGuire; her f. William Sparkman. (FHL film 548,015)
      Bond of Barnett (x) G. Perren and John J. Duncan (signed) for marriage of Barnett G. Perren and Miss Mary Duncan, 12 Dec. 1836, wit. Samuel P.L. Marshall D.C. Consent by John J. Duncan "Mry Samel Marchel pleze to lete Mrz Barent B pearrent have lizenz fore my dustere? John Ducans name. John J. Duncan". License issued 12 Dec. 1836 for Barnett G. Parren and Miss Mary Duncan; married by Isaac Grubbs JP 13 Dec. 1836. (FHL film 548,015)
      Bond of Hugh Watson and John J. Duncan (neither signed) for marriage of Hugh Watson to Miss Riller Pernetta Duncan, 9 April 1837. Consent "This is to sirtify that I John Duncin is willing for Hugh Watson to gete licens to marry Miss Rillierford Duncin. John Duncin. Witnesses. John J. Duncan, Willerford (+) N. Duncan"; consent proved by oath of witnesses. (FHL film 548,016)
      Ashel Duncan to Katharine Collie, license 6 June 1837; solemnized 8 June 1837; consent by Henry Fulks for his niece Katherine Collier, wit. Asahel Duncan & A. Hubboord (sic); bond Ashel Duncan and Archibald Hubbard; Archibald Hubbard made oath that Mary Fulks was guardian for Catharine Collier. (FHL film 548,016)
      Samuel Duncan and Miss Malinda Bloodworth, license 9 Nov. 1836, m. Nov. 10, 1836. (FHL film 548,016) (MAD: This license was apparently filed in the wrong year; should have been with 1836 bonds instead of 1837)
      Charles H. Duncan and Francis H. Dallam bond 19 Dec. 1837 for marriage of Charles H. Duncan to Miss Mary Frances Dallam; license 19 Dec. 1837, married "Dec. 1837" by R.H. Lilly. (FHL film 548,016)
      Williford Newberry Duncan license to marry Miss Sarah Shoemaker, issued 12 March 1838. Bond by Williford N. (X) Duncan, over 21, and Jeremiah Shoemaker, 12 March 1838; her uncle J. Shoemaker made oath her parents were both dead. (FHL film 548,016)
      1839 (FHL film 548,017) - no Duncan
      Bond of Harbard B. Duncan and Chittenden L. Duncan (/s/ C.L. Duncan) 30 Sept. 1840 for marriage of Harbard B. Duncan and Miss Sally Ann Chandler; wit. S. Duncan Jr. "This is to sertyfy that Mrs. Chandler has nothing aganst the mtch." /s/ Elizabth (sic) Chandler; wit. Chittenden L. Duncan; on back: "The within proven by the oath of Chittenden L. Duncan 30 Sept. 1840" written by county clerk. License 30 Sept. 1840 for marriage Harbard B. Duncan and Sally Ann Chandler issued by S. Duncan D.Clk for Ch.B. Dallam Clk.; return dated 1 Oct. 1840 by Bailey Adams. (FHL film 548,017)
      Bond of William C. Collie and Asa Duncan (signed ASahel Duncan) for marriage of William C. Collie and Miss Elizabeth Duncan, 31 Oct. 1842, wit. Chas. B. Dallam M.; note on bottom of license by C.B.Dallam: "The above named Collie made oath before me that he is 21 years of age, said Asa Duncan made oath that Eliz. Duncan is his sister & that she is 21 years of age & willing for this licese to issue, Oct. 31, 1842." (FHL film 548,018)
      Bond of Obadiah (X) Ritch and Morton A. Rucker, 25 Sept. 1844, marriage of Obadiah Ritch to "Morton A. Rucker"; no consent note (FHL film 548,019; looking for bond for marriage to Mary Duncan)
      MAD: These and other bonds and consents have been published in "Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages, 1809-1832" and "1833-1853" transcribed by Brenda Joyce Jerome, 1996 and 1997. (information from Barbara McCord to Jerri McCoy to B. David Duncan to MAD)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Caldwell Co. KY Will Books & Index 1809-1962 (FHL film 469,456)
      A-400: 4 Oct. 1823, will of Saml. Duncan; all to wife Sarah during life or widowhood; then equally divided between my surviving brothers and sisters or their children. Exec. brother Ashel and my wife joint executors. Wit. Andrew Spillard, John Foley, Masin Foley. Prob. 17 Nov. 1823.
      No other will indexed to 1921.
 

LAND RECORDS

Caldwell Co. KY Deed Indexes (Grantor index on FHL film 466,841; grantee index on FHL film 466,842; unable to find page with "Du" names, C&D letters end at "Co" and "Do" and no notation of page number where names continued)
      F-410: Chas. Duncan & c to Chas. H. Webb (not copied)
      F-411: Chas. Duncan & c to Thomas Haynes (not copied)
      K-28: Charles H. Duncan & c to Foster Mason (not copied)
      P-326, 349, 546, 563: Sanford Duncan Jr. (& T.J. Duncan) to ... (not copied)
      R-233, 269, 275, 584: Sanford Duncan to various, incl. Thomas J. Duncan (not looked at)
      T-83: Sanford Duncan & others to John H. Higgins - not looked at

Caldwell Co. KY Grantee Deed Index; Index 2, C-D names (FHL film 466,844; SLC 6/17/2008)
      D-254: Duncan, Ashel from Duncan, Wm.
      E-147: Duncan, Sarah from James, Thos.
      F-356: Duncan & Richey from Phillips & Locker
      G-207: Duncan, Charles H. from Richey, James
      G-372: Duncan, John from Hughes, Pulaski Jr.
      G-373: Duncan, Owen from Duncan, Elihu
      G-532: Duncan, Owen from Duncan, Elihu
      I-197: Duncan, Chas. H. from Longstreth, Joshua
      K-2: Duncan, Chas. H. from Jones, James
      K-5: Duncan, Chas. H. from Rucker, Young
      K-9: Duncan, Chas. H. from Bryan, John P.
      K-196: Duncan, Chas. H. from Jones, Benj. Jr.
      K-200: Duncan, Chas. H. from State of KY
      K-576: Duncan, Chas. heirs of & c from Frazer, Lauren & Helen F.
      K-576: Duncan, Mary Frances &c from Frazier, Lauren & Helen F.
      K-576: Duncan, Chas Eblen &c from Frazier, Lauren & Helen F.
      K-576: Duncan, Sarah Ann &c from Frazier, Lauren & Helen F.
      L-224: Duncan, Mary from Grubbs, Geo. W.
      L-445: Duncan, Mary F. from Campbell, Thomas
      M-291: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Carner, John Jr.
      N-36: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from McGoodwin, D.W.
      N-107: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Patterson, Robt. A.
      N-148: Duncan, John I. from Duncan, H.B.
      N-306: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Shepardson, Elijah dead
      N-308: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Hendrick, John
      O-87: Duncan, Asael from Watson & Hellman
      O-88: Duncan, Andrew from Watson & Hellman
      O-415: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Crow, Wm. heirs of
      P-114: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Harper, H.H.
      P-277: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Stevens, Jesse
      P-642: Duncan, Sanford Jr. & Thomas from Frazer, Lauren
      Q-148: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Pettit, Thos. G.
      Q-240: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Pettit, Geo. heirs of
      Q-305: Duncan, Saml. from Bourland, B.E.
      R-189: Duncan, Sanford Jr. from Cox, Scipio heirs of
      R-269: Duncan, Thos. J. from Duncan, Sanford
      S-619: Duncan, Sanford (not Jr.) from Satterfield, Thos. F.
      T-333: Duncan, Mary F. from Dabney, Cornelius T.
      U-266: Duncan, Stephen from Baker, James
      W-5: Duncan, Mary F. from Campell, Wm.
      X-66: Duncan, Thomas from Duncan, Sanford
      Y-67: Duncan, Thos. J. from Webb, Chas. H. heirs of
 

Caldwell Co. KY Grantor Deed Index (FHL film 466,841; SLC 6/17/2008)
      C-137: Wolf, Henry to Fielding Wolf
      E-207, 209: Wolf, Henry heirs
 

Caldwell Co. KY Deeds
      D-254: 17 July 1824, William Duncan of Calloway (sic) Co. KY to Ashel Duncan of same, $600, 250 acres surveyed 7 Oct. 1816 in Caldwell Co. KY on Duncans Creek, a branch of TN River. /s/ W.B. Duncan. No wit. (FHL film 466,844)
      E-147: 27 April 1826, Thomas James of Madison Co. TN to Sary Duncan of Caldwell Co. KY, Sary the widow of Samuel Duncan decd, $400, 280 acres on south side Cumberland River of W. fork of Long Creek. (FHL film 466,845)
      F-300: 6 Nov. 1830, Ashel (X) Duncan and wife Nancy (X) Duncan of Callaway Co. KY to Henry Fulks of Caldwell Co. KY, $450, remainder of a tract of 250 acres surveyed in name of William B. Duncan. No wit. (FHL film 466,845)
      F-356: 15 May 1831, John A. Phelps and wife Elizabeth, and George L. Lockie and wife Susan of Christian Co. KY of town of Hopkinsville, to Charles H. Duncan & James Richey trading under the name of Duncan and Ritchey of Caldwell Co., town of Princeton? ... not copied further. (FHL film 466,845)
      G-201: 17 Nov. 1830, Owens Duncan and wife Nancy Duncan to P.J. Hughes, $50, 128 acres on Lick Creek. Wit. John F. Duncan, Jno. W. Marshall, Geo. M. Marshall. (FHL film 466,846)
      G-372: 29 Aug. 1834, Pulasky J. Hughes and wife Rachel of Livingston Co. KY to John Duncan of Caldwell Co. KY, $200, 84 acres on Skinframe fork of Livingston Creek, part of 400 acre entry in name of William Brister. Wit. C.H. Jones, Tho. Freer. (FHL film 466,846)
      G-373: 27 Aug. 1834, Elihu Duncan to Owen Duncan, both of State of KY, $5, undivided moiety of land patented to Owen and Elihu Duncan, (no acreage), on Lick Creek. (no wife signed). Wit. Thomas Freer, John J. Duncan. (FHL film 466,846)
      G-374: 27 Aug. 1834, Owens Duncan and wife Nancy C. (X) Duncan to Pulaski J. Hughes, $50, 128 acres patent to Owen & Elihu Duncan on Lick Creek, corner James Stevens and Andrew Dunn, Henry Machin's line (land in G-373). Wit. Christopher H. Jones, A.J. Jones. (FHL film 466,846)
      G-532: 15 May 1835, Elihu Duncan of Caldwell Co. to Owen Duncan of Livingston, $5, undivided moiety in patent to Elihu and Owen Duncan on Lick Creek. /s/ Elihu C. Duncan. Wit. John C. Duncan, H.B. Duncan. (FHL film 466,846)
      H-383: 17 March 1837, mortgage to Charles H. Duncan - not copied. (FHL film 466,846)
      H-632: 9 March 1838, Elihu C. Duncan and wife Susan (X) Duncan to John Mathis, $250, 100 acres on Hammonds Creek, Baker's corner. Wit. Robt. L. Cobb, D.R. Bell. (FHL film 466,846)
      Book I - no grantee index (FHL film 466,847)
      I-222: 28 Feb. 1839, John (X) Duncan (no wife) to George W. Grubbs, $168, 84 acres on Skinframe, Henry Machin's corner, part of 400 acre grant in name of William Brister. Wit. Cst. Jones, B.F. Holmes. (FHL film 466,847)
      I-296: 26 Aug. 1839, Andrew Duncan to William Murray, $110, 50 acres on Cumberland River. No wit. (FHL film 466,847)
      I-553: 13 July 1840, Thomas J. Flournoy and Maria Ann his wife, Charles H. Duncan and Mary his wife, James S. Dallum and Francis H. Dallum, to Charles B. Dallam (sic); Charles B. Dallum paid off debts arising from estates of Nathan S. and Sarah Dallam decd. (FHL film 466,847)
      K-28: 13 Jan. 1841, Charles H. Duncan ... (not copied) (FHL film 466,847)
      K-35: 9 Dec. 1840, Elihu C. Duncan to Francis Machen, mortgage of horses for note. Wit. Smith Mayfield, Sam'l Glenn. (FHL film 466,847)
      K-195: 6 Feb. 1841, Mary Duncan, widow and admin. of John Duncan decd, and heirs of Jno. Duncan decd, viz, Wm. Duncan, Owens Duncan, Elihu C. Duncan, Jno. Duncan Jr., Doctor W. Duncan, Williford N. Duncan, Harbord B. Duncan and Chittenton S?. Duncan and two sons in law viz William Bruister and Bunh? Perrin who married said Duncan's two daughters, to John Jones, all Caldwell Co. KY, $164, 131 acres on waters of Skinframe Creek, part of a survey patented to John Davidson by Certificate No. 4153. /s/ Mary Duncan, Chittenden S?. Duncan, Melliford N. Duncan, John J. Duncan, Owens Duncan, Barnet? G. Perrin, William Duncan, Elihu C. Duncan, Hubbard? B. Duncan, J.W. Duncan, Wm. Brunster?. Wit. Benjamin Jones, John Duncan, C.H. Jones; proved on oaths of C.H. Jones and John Duncan 19 July 1841. (FHL film 466,847)
      K-196: 12 Aug. 1841, Benjamin Jones Junr. of Hickman Co. KY to Charles H. Duncan of town of Princeton, Caldwell Co. KY, $1152, ballance & residue of land sold by Benjamin Jones Senr to said Benjamin Jones Junr. by deed recorded in Caldwell Co. Book B, pg. 192, which has not heretofore been conveyed by sd. Ben Jones Junr. to John Barnett, corner Mercer Wadlington, corner Elijah Stevens, part of two surveys originally granted to Candis Jones and conveyed to said Benj. Jones Junr as afsd, on the waters of Eddy Creek, adj. the College farm. There is also excepted out of the above conveyance 100 acres conveyed by said Jones to Isaac Davis by deed E-282, the whole described in two surveys is hereby conveyed to said Duncan excepting always the parts sold to said Barnett and Davis. No wit. (FHL film 466,847)
      K-393: 15 March 1842, Henry F. Cassett to Sandford Duncan Jr., surviving partner of firm of C.H. & S. Duncan, and Sandford Duncan Jr. and Chas. A. Dallam as admin. of estate of Charles H. Duncan decd, .... (FHL film 466,847)
      K-548: 29 July 1842, commissioners to William W. Throckmorton, special warranty title ... Charles H. Duncan, now decd ... (FHL film 466,847)
      K-576: 7 Dec. 1842, Lauren? Frazer and wife Helen F. Frazier of Montgomery Co. TN by Matthew Mayes, our attorney, to Mary Frances Duncan, Sarah Ann Duncan and Charles Ellen (sic) Duncan, $200, the same lot on which Duncan's corner house now stands, ... (FHL film 466,847)
      K-612: 31 Jan. 1843, Elijah Shepard to Sandford Duncan Jr. guardian for Sarah and Ellen C. (sic) Duncan, heirs of Charles H. Duncan decd, mortgage. (FHL film 466,847)
      L-224: 25 Jan. 1844, George W. Grubbs to Mary Duncan, $150, 84 acres on Skinframe Creek, Henry Machens line, part of 400 acres in name of William Brister. No wit. (FHL film 466,848)
      L-445: 20 Nov. 1844, Agreement between Thomas Campbell and Mary F. Duncan, both of town of Princeton, Caldwell Co., KY, in contemplation of marriage, that certain of the estate said Mary now owns and possesses shall be settled on her person to be enjoyed and controller and by her the sd. Mary possessed independent of and not subjected to the debts against the said Thomas; she have as though she remained a feme sole or single person ... being her dower interest in a house & lot in the original plat of sd town of Princeton known as Duncan's corner, lot No. 1, and a negro woman Nancy and a negro boy Washington and about the sum of $9,500. Recorded 13 Dec. 1844. Both signed; no wit. (FHL film 466,848)
      M-14: 9 Jan. 1845, Robert Gray to Sandford Duncan, Jr., guardian of Sarah I. and Charles E. (sic) Duncan ... (FHL film 466,848)
      M-291: 19 Nov. 1845, Sandford Duncan Jr. and Charles B. Dallum to John Carner, mortgage. (FHL film 466,848)
      M-291: 19 Jan. 1846, John Carner Jr. and wife Sarah Frances (X) to Sandford Duncan Jr., $272, land where John Carner Senr. now resides, 100 acres on Tradewater River. No wit. (FHL film 466,848)
      M-426: 15 July 1846, Sandford Duncan Jr. ... (FHL film 466,848)
      N-30, 36, 77, 107, 192, 226, 306, 437 - all Sandford Duncan Jr., not copied (FHL film 466,849)
      N-148: 14 Nov. 1846, Harbard B. Duncan to John J. Duncan, $10, 8 acres on Skinframe Creek. No wife signed. Wit. Henry Hackney, Hughey Sparkman. (FHL film 466,849)
      O-87: 1 July 1848, Daniel Hillman surviving partner of Watson & Hillman Iron Masters of Trigg Co., to Asael Duncan of Caldwell Co., whereas ... Andrew Duncan, Daniel Hillman and Watson went together on land adj. tract said Andrew Duncan then resided, by agreement, Hillman conveys to Asael Duncan, his son, ... (MAD: apparently son of Andrew Duncan). (FHL film 466,850)
      O-88: 1 July 1848, same to Andrew Duncan, land on waters of Long Creek. Wit. Isaac Gray Senr, Saml. Duncane. (FHL film 466,850)
      P-326: 28 Aug. 1851, Sandford Duncan Jr. and wife Mary Susan Duncan ... (FHL film 466,850)
      P-234: 1 May 1851, mortgage to Sandford Duncan Jr. & Thomas J. Duncan, merchants ... (FHL film 466,850)
      R-137: 20 Oct. 1852, indenture ... between "the heirs of John Duncan deceased (and William Ballentine) of the County of Caldwell and State of Kentucky" and "we the heirs (Viz. John J. Duncan, Elihu C. Duncan, Doctor W. Duncan of the County of Caldwell and State of Ky. and Owens Duncan and Barnet G. Perren of Crittenton County Ky. and Harbard B. Duncan and Chittendon L. Duncan of the State of Arkansas and Van Buren County"; for $65, sell ... to William Ballentine, our interest in ... land belonging to their father's estate ... on Skinframe Creek in the County of Caldwell ... 68 & 2/3 acres, part of a survey patented to John Davidson by Certificate No. 4153. /s/ John J. Duncan, Elihu C. Duncan, Barnet G. Perren, D.W. Duncan, H.B. Duncan, C.L. Duncan, Owens Duncan. Wit. C.H. Jones, E.C. Duncan. Certification for Harbard B. Duncan and Chitington (sic) L. Duncan in Van Buren Co. AR 21 Jan. 1853; Caldwell Co. KY deed proved by oath of C.H. Jones for signatures of John J. Duncan, E.C. Duncan, B.G. Perren, D.W. Duncan and Owens Duncan 20 Sept. 1853. (FHL film 466,851)
      R-138: 9 Nov. 1852, John J. Duncan to William Balentine, both Caldwell Co. KY, $35, 8 acres on Skinframe Creek. Wit. C.H. Jones, E.C. Duncan. Proved on oath of C.H. Jones 19 Sept. 1853. (FHL film 466,851)

Caldwell Co. KY Deeds (SLC 6/17/2008)
      C-137: 16 Oct. 1819, Henry (X) Wolf of Caldwell Co. KY appoint friend Fielding Wolf of afsd attorney to recover and receive debts. Wit. Abraham Miller. (FHL film 466,844; SLC 6/17/2008)
      E-207-209: 1 March 1827, Charles Lofland a Commissioner appointed by decree of the Caldwell Circuit Court, to Alfred Woolf; that at the last September term of the Caldwell Circuit Court, a decree was pronounced in the suit in Chancery between Fielding Woolf, Alfred Woolf & others, complainants, and Harrison Woolf and others, heirs of Henry Woolf decd & others, which ordered that the land in the Complainant's bill be sold to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve & eighteen months from the day of sale, the amount of the sale to be equally divided in said payments and that Charles Lofland be appointed a commissioner to carry the decree into effect, and he should give notice of the day of sale ... and require bond with approved security for the purchase money, and execute deeds of conveyance. The commissioner gave notice by advertisement in the Village Museum? for one month previous, and on 18 Nov. 1826 sold the two tracts of land to the highest bidder on credit. The tract of 200 acres granted to Henry Woolf Senr. by KY on 16 Dec. 1801 was sold to Alfred Woolf the highest bidder for $351; Alfred Woolf executed a bond for the payments, this a deed to him of 200 acres in Caldwell (formerly Christian) County in West fork of Sinking Fork of the Muddy Fork of Little River, bounded by ... Wall Griffith's line, the Creek. (FHL film 466,845; SLC 6/17/2008)
      E-209-211: 1 March 1827, Charles Lofland a Commissioner appointed by decree of the Caldwell Circuit Court, to Alfred Woolf; that at the last September term of the Caldwell Circuit Court, a decree was pronounced in the suit in Chancery between Fielding Woolf, Alfred Woolf & others, complainants, and Harrison Woolf and others, heirs of Henry Woolf decd & others, which ordered that the land in the Complainant's bill be sold to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve & eighteen months from the day of sale, the amount of the sale to be equally divided in said payments and that Charles Lofland be appointed a commissioner to carry the decree into effect, and he should give notice of the day of sale ... and require bond with approved security for the purchase money, and execute deeds of conveyance. The commissioner gave notice by advertisement in the Village Museum? for one month previous, and on 18 Nov. 1826 sold the two tracts of land to the highest bidder on credit. The tract of 200 acres granted to Henry Woolf Senr. by KY on 22 Jan. 1814 was sold to Thomas Matlock the highest bidder for $150 who executed a bond for payments, this a deed to him of 200 acres in Caldwell (formerly Christian) Co. on a branch of the sinks of the Muddy Fork of Little River, (by meets & bounds). (FHL film 466,845; SLC 6/17/2008)
      Q-305: 19 March 1853, B.E. Bourland of Calloway Co. KY to Samuel Duncan of Caldwell Co. KY, for $375, on waters of Cumberland River, adj. Hills corner, being the land "that the said Samuel Duncan now on" containing 239-1/2 acres except 10 acres off the low end. /s/ B.E. Bourland, wife Nancy L. Bourland. Rec. 20 June 1853. (FHL film 466,851; SLC 6/17/2008)
 

Caldwell Co. KY Deeds (MAD: Neither Circuit Court records nor estate records cataloged on film, 1993)
      E-207: 1 March 1827, Charles Lofland, a Commissioner appointed by decree of the Caldwell Circuit Court, to Alfred Woolf; that at the last Sept. term of the Caldwell Circuit Court a decree was pronounced in the suit in chancery between Fielding Woolf, Alfred Woolf, & others, complainants, and Harrison Woolf and others heirs of Henry Woolf decd & others are defendants, which decreed that the land in the complainant's bill be sold to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve and eighteen months, the amount of sale to be equally divided in the payments, and it was further decreed that Charles Lofland be appointed a commissioner to carry out the decree, and give notice of the sale by inserting it into the Village Museum at least one month prior to the day of sale, and that the sale should take place on the premises, and he should require bond with approved security for the payment, and he should make a deed; he has given notice by advertisement in the Village Museum for one month previous to the day of sale, on 18 Nov. 1826 exposed for sale the two tracts of land in the bill; the tract of 200 acres granted to Henry Woolf Snr. by KY on 16 Dec. 1801 was first offered for sale, and Alfred Woolf was the highest bidder at the sum of $351, and he executed a bond to the heirs of Henry Woolf decd. for the payment in two equal payments in 12 and 18 months; now the said Lofland, Commissioner, deeds to the said Alfred Woolf the tract of land containing 200 acres in Caldwell Co. (formerly Christian) on W.fork of the Sinking Fork of the Muddy Fork of Little River, adj. Wells Griffith line and the creek. Ack. in court 28 March 1827 by Charles Lofland, ordered recorded. (FHL film 466,845)
      E-209: 1 March 1827, Charles Lofland, a Commissioner appointed by decree of the Caldwell Circuit Court, to Thomas Matlock; that at the last Sept. term of the Caldwell Circuit Court a decree was pronounced in the suit in chancery between Fielding Woolf & Alfred Woolf, & others, complainants, and Harrison Woolf and others heirs of Henry Woolf decd & others are defendants, which decreed that the land in the complainant's bill be sold to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve and eighteen months, the amount of sale to be equally divided in the payments, and it was further decreed that Charles Lofland be appointed a commissioner to carry out the decree, and give notice of the sale by inserting it in the Village Museum at least one month prior to the day of sale, and that the sale should take place on the premises, and he should require bond with approved security for the payment, and he should make a deed; he has given notice by advertisement in the Village Museum for one month previous to the day of sale, on 18 Nov. 1826 exposed for sale the two tracts of land in the bill; after selling the first tract, the rest was offered for sale, which tract contained 200 acres granted to Henry Woolf by KY on 22 Jan. 1814, and Thomas Matlock was the highest bidder at the sum of $150, and he executed a bond to the heirs of Henry Woolf decd. for the payment in two equal payments in 12 and 18 months; now the said Lofland, Commissioner, deeds to the said Thomas Matlock the tract of land containing 200 acres in Caldwell Co. (formerly Christian) on a branch of the sinks of the Muddy Fork of Little River (deed does not name neighbors). Ack. in court 28 March 1827 by Charles Lofland, ordered recorded. (FHL film 466,845)
 

COURT RECORDS

Caldwell Co. KY County Court Order Book A (from Melva Thorp Slanac 7/2004)
      Pg.432: 30 Oct. 1815, On motion of William Duncan and he making satisfactory proof to the court that he was (-- --- -------- ---) passage of a law authorising the approporation of vacant land in this Commonwealth approved Feby 6th 1815 am actual settler on four hundred acres of vacant land in Caldwell County on the waters of the Tennessee River adjoining the land of John Fulk on the (west?), which he claims to appropriate, and which is ordered to be certified to the Register of the Land Office of Kentucky.
 

TAX RECORDS

Go to the Caldwell Co. KY Tax Records
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Go to the Caldwell Co. KY Military Records
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Crittenden Co. KY Deeds (FHL film 558,374)
      C-395: 19 Nov. 1853, Sandford Duncan Jr. of Caldwell Co. KY to Walter M. Ashur of Crittenden Co. KY, $350 due by 1 March next and $100 due 1 March 1855 and $100 due 1 March 1856, 100 acres on waters of Tradewater, being the same land sold to said Duncan by one John Carner Jr. and wife Sarah Frances 19 Jan. 1846 recorded in Caldwell Co. in Book M pg. 291 & 292. Also /s/ Mary Susan Duncan. Recorded in Caldwell Co.
      C-603: 18 Jan. 1855, Thomas J. Duncan and wife Nannie W. of Princeton [Caldwell Co.], KY, to Sandford Duncan of same, $3,300, all that portion of land alloted to the parties of 1st part by Commissioners appointed by Caldwell Circuit Court to divide amongst the heirs the lands belonging to the estate of James R. Ford, decd, these lands hereby include all the lands allotted to parties of 1st part (Thomas J. & Nannie W. Duncan) by said commissioners, in Crittenden Co. KY and imbraces the following: 340 acres off lower end of a tract bought by James Ford of (blank) McKurnaw on the Ohio River adj. mouth of Hurricane Creek, and 68 acres by recent survey purchased by James Ford from Joshua Lacy on Hurricane Creek on which James Ford once lived and adj. land now owned by Thos. H. Wallace Esqr. and is just across the creek from the tract of land first described. Ack. in Caldwell Co.
 

Hickman Co. KY Court Orders, Book A, 1822-1836 (FHL film 321,376)
      A-12: 7 Oct. 1822, the court proceeded to lay the county levy, to wit ... To William B. Duncan, Sheriff, for account, $13.15; same, same, $10.45; ... William B. Duncan sheriff for his exificio services, $40.00 (also deputy sheriff, clerk, judge of the election, etc.)
            Ordered that the Sheriff of this county collect from each titheable in this county 37-1/2 cents and pay the above claims. Ordered that the Sheriff of this county pay to the persons who have claims laid in the county levy of Caldwell and Livingston Counties on the south of TN River in the year 1821.
            On motion of William B. Duncan sheriff of this county, it is ordered that it be certified to the auditor of public accounts that said William B. Duncan be allowed $13.55 for his account.
 

Livingston Co. KY Deed (FHL film 318,164)
      DD-198: 17 July 1834, John Duncan of Caldwell Co. KY to Pulaski J. Hughes of Simpson Co. KY, $200, 100 acres in Simpson Co. on Simpson Creek, corner Wiley Howard's line, Flarel? Bennett's line, part of military survey of 1,666-2/3a patent to Edmond Brooks. Signed John Duncan Jr.
 

Marshall Co. KY Deeds (FHL film 321,346)
      2-265: 10 Nov. 1849, C.Y. Bailey and wife Christena of Marshall Co. KY to Asahel Duncan of Caldwell Co. KY, $172, 86-2/3 acres devised to Jesse Cox, Greenberry Dunn and Sarah his wife late Sarah Cox, by will of James R. Cox, and by them conveyed to C.Y. Bailey. No wit.
      2-354: 18 Nov. 1850, Asahel Duncan (no wife or sig. by mark) of Caldwell Co. KY to John Jones of Marshall Co. KY, $275, 86-2/3 acres (from Cox & Dunn).
      2-445: 6 Jan. 1851, John (X) Jones of Marshall Co. KY to Asahel Duncan Jnr. of Caldwell Co. KY, $300, 160 acres on Bee Creek, NE 1/4 Sec. 34, Twp. 5, Range 5E. No wit; dower release by F.A.M. (x) Jones.
 

Treasurer's Land Records of Green River Settlers (KY), 1796-1806; at KY State Land Office; arranged by date, certificate number listed; Part 3, 1807-1808 (FHL film 174,986; and from Dixie Normandy 10/1993)
      Pg.8, Aug. 25, 1807, Fielding Wolf assee of J. Watson, 30a Christian Co., #1447 (MAD: see Caldwell Co. KY)
      Pg.8, Aug. 25, 1807, Henry Wolf Junr., 200a Christian Co., #3348
      Pg.8, Aug. 25, 1807, Fielding Wolf, 40a Christian Co., #254
 

Jasper Co. IL Deeds (SLC 6/10/2008)
      M-363: R.B. Servant & wife to Sanford Duncan. 22 July 1861, Richard B. Servant and Ann E. his wife of Randolph Co. IL to Sanford Duncan of the county of "----" and State of Kentucky, for $1,000, land in Jasper Co. IL, S 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.13 Twp.7N Range 8E and SW 1/4? of SW 1/4 of Sec.8 in Twp.7N Range 9E, 100 acres. Wit. J.H?. Nelson. (FHL film 1,311,829) (MAD: ? Caldwell Co. KY 1860)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1874 "History of Kentucky" by Lewis Collins, Vol.II (Decatur Co. Public Library, Decaturville, TN; from Don Richardson 3/2000; FHL book 976.9 H2c)
      Pg.492, Lyon Co.: Col. Chittenden Lyon, after whom Lyon Co. was named, was the oldest son of Col. Matthew Lyon; represented Caldwell Co. in the KY legislature in 1822, '23, and '24, and the district in congress for eight years, 1827-35. He was a man of prodigious physical proportions, being 6-1/2 feet high in his stockings, and weighing 350 pounds. He was the champion fighter of that whole region, in his day. In 1825, Col. Lyon was engaged in a very exciting contest for a seat in the state senate, in which he was defeated by Dickson Given; and some years later, in a no less exciting race for congress, in which Linn Boyd was his unsuccessful competitor. During one of these contests, Andrew (or Andy) Duncan - a man of like powerful frame and strength, and nearly as large, and his equal in personal prowess, for both were as game as Old Hickory himself - proposed to Col. Lyon, to whom he was bitterly opposed, that he would vote for him at the election, if he (Lyon) "would go out on fair ground, and fight him in a fair old-fashioned Kentucky fist fight." Col. Lyon had braved too many storms, and steered too many flat and keel-boats over dangerous shoals, to be backed down by so fair a proposition! So, at it they went - Duncan quite confident that he could give the colonel a good trouncing. No easy task, it proved. The fight was long and bloody, and neither showed signs of relinquishing the field or even whispering "hold, enough." At last, friends parted them, and called it a drawn battle. The contestants washed, took a drink together of old Robertson whisky (of which they were both fond), shook hands, and made friends for the occasion, as they were personally. Duncan kept his part of the contract, and gave a hearty vote for his jolly competitor in the square stand-up fight.
 

OTHER SOURCES

"Bible Records of Calloway Co. (KY) and Surrounding Counties" no author given (Los Angeles Public Library book; from Roy Hall 9/1986; FHL book 976.992 V29c)
      John Thomas Grubbs, b. 1796 in VA, mar. 9 Sept. 1819 in Caldwell Co. KY to Jame (sic) Duncan and had the following children: Wm. Grubbs b. 1822, Thos. Grubbs, Thurston Grubbs, Asahel Grubbs, Mary Grubbs, Henry Grubbs, Adaline Grubbs. After 1st wife died, John Thomas Grubbs married Valina Duncan, sister of first wife Jane Duncan.

"Pioneers of Caldwell Co. KY 1809-1854; Probate Records 1809-1839" Vol.1, by Olive Eldred and Nancy Beck, 1976 (FHL book 976.981 S2e)
      This book includes an index to the witnesses, estate purchasers, and all the other names included in the estate records.

1987 "Caldwell Co. KY History" by Samuel W. Steger (from Bennie Reeds 6/1993)
      Pgs. 398-9 contain information on the Woolf family, from PA to 96th District (MAD: Greenville Co. SC) to Caldwell Co. KY, including the estate of Henry Woolf in Caldwell Co. KY (died Marengo Co. AL 1821); in 1827, his heirs included Winney Duncan and husband William B. Duncan.
 

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