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Last revised May 3, 2009

JEFFERSON CO. KY
Formed 1780 from Kentucky Co., VA
Nelson formed 1784 from Jefferson
Shelby formed 1792 from Jefferson
Bullitt formed 1796 from Jefferson, Nelson
Oldham formed 1823 from Henry, Shelby, Jefferson
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Jefferson Co. KY Census; pg.16 is semi-alphabetic
Pg. 16  Duncan, Coleman      40010         - 00100
        Duncan, Charles      30010         - 10010
    24  Duncan, Henry        20410         - 20010
    25  Duncan, Jas.         00110         - 20010
          (MAD: one James Duncan mar. Gracy Tate,
            widow of Dr. John Tate, 12/26/1805)

1820 Jefferson Co. KY Census
Louisville
Pg. 19  William D. Duncan    000300        - 00000
(not Louisville)
Pb. 43  James Duncan         000110        - 41010
    45  Charles Duncan       221101        - 01010
        Coleman Duncan       421110        - 30010

1830 Jefferson Co. KY Census
Pg.148  Wm. Duncan           1200,01       - 0000,01
          (MAD: William Duncan mar. Mary Malott 9/4/1824;
            1850 Lawrence Co. IN census)
   178  Chas. Duncan         0011,1001     - 0000,001

1840 Jefferson Co. KY Census
Louisville
Pg. 34  Jno. Donken          2000,01       - 0000,1
(not Louisville)
Pg. 77  Wm. Duncan           0000,1        - 0000,1
    92  Garnet Duncan        0010,622      - 0000,21
          (MAD: mar. Patsy Martin 7/6/1826 Fayette Co. KY)
        Coleman Duncan       2100,11       - 2000,1
          (MAD: mar. Mary S. Postlethwait 4/18/1831 Fayette Co. KY)
   130  Ed Duncan            free colored
   164  Charles Duncan       1000,1000,1   - 0100,1
          (MAD: mar. 1st Rebecca Duncan dau. of George Duncan
            who d.1784 Loudoun Co. VA; mar. 2nd. 10/2/1802
            Jane or Jennett Musick per genealogies; see also
            Nelson Co. KY; Buncombe Co. NC)

1850 Jefferson Co. KY Census
Louisville Dist., District 1
Pg.173, #414, James M. DUNCAN 21 KY clerk with grocer
Pg.199, #357, John DUNCAN 35 VA farmer $4000
                  Mildred 51 VA
                  Eliza A. 17 KY
                  (MAD: John should be age 55, but plainly written 35; John Duncan mar. Mildred Roe, widow of Proctor, 2/2/1835)
District 2
Pg.249, #418, Thomas SNEAD 31 KY (blank) $17,050
                  Fayetta 26 VA
                  Maria 8 KY
                  Mary DUNCAN 15 KY
                  John S. SNEAD 10 KY
                  Wm. GIBSON 25 KY BLACK
Pg.259, #559, Henry S. DUNCAN 36 KY farmer $3500
                  Eliza 34 MD
                  Chas. 13, Nelson 7, Jas. 3 KY
                  Jesse TEAGARD? 13 MD
District 2, Taken 10/7/1850
Pg.286, #900-901, Jas. TYLER 62 KY farmer
                  Sarah 59 KY
                  Adeline 28, Chas. 19 KY
                  Ellen 16, Benj. 14 KY
                  (MAD: James W. Tyler mar. Sarah Duncan, dau. of John, 6/24/1815 in Nelson Co. KY; both bur. Chenoweth Cem., Jefferson Co. KY)
Pg.286, #901-902, Isaac D. TYLER 25 KY
                  Sarah 25 KY
                  children 7 to 3 not copied
City of Louisville
District 1
Pg.30, #390, Harry DUNCAN 55 VA BLACK & other blacks
Pg.82, #1418, Mother C. SPALDING 55 MD, St. Vincent Orphan Asylum
                  Mary DUNCAN 1 KY orphan
District 2
Pg.163, #301, Henry JOHNSTON 19 KY apprentice
                  James DUNCAN 17 KY apprentice
                  William DUNCAN 20 Ireland apprentice
Pg.173, #467, Anselm McGILL 30 KY merchant
                  Eliza 27 PA
                  Charles 1/12 KY
                  Mary JENKIN 18 PA
                  Peter DUNCAN 30 NY (cannot read)
Pg.198, #707, William D. DUNCAN 42 MD cabinet maker
                  Mary 33 MD
                  William J. 8, Anna 6 KY
                  Malcolm 4 KY
                  Robert 2 IA
District 3
Pg.286, #151, John BEIRNE 60? Ireland merchant
                  Nancy 65 VA
                  Elizabeth SHIPP 55 KY
                  Postlewaite DUNCAN (m) 10, Garnet (m) 8 KY
                  (MAD: Nancy Shipp mar. Henry Duncan 4/8/1795; she mar. 2nd John O. Beirne 9/7/1819; children are children of Coleman Duncan)
District 4
Pg.334, #22, Tavern keeper w/many families
                  Albert DUNCAN 30 KY house painter
                  Lewis DUNCAN 16 Indiana boatman
District 4, 7th Ward
Pg.342, #99-107, Charles F. SNEAD 30 KY mfg $30000
                  Martha W. 24 VA
                  ch. 6-1 KY
                  Samuel P. SNEAD 23 KY mfg. $0
                  Mary S. 26 KY
                  Sarah E. 18, Martha A. 18, John S. 12 KY
                  Sarah S. DUNCAN 14 KY
                  Mary I. 11 KY
                  Black servant & others
Pg.406, #322, Henry DUNCAN 34 KY merchant $18000
                  Sarah 24 PA
                  Frank 12 KY
                  (MAD: Frank in 1860 St.Louis Co. MO census)
 

1860 Jefferson Co. KY Census
Louisville Ward 1
Pg.15, #59-#102, Orphan Asylum
                  Kate DUNCAN 3 KY
Louisville Ward 2
Pg.521, #1749-2879, Margret DAVIS 45 OH (blank) $300-$200
                  Wm. H. DUNCAN 23 OH Ambrotypeist $0-$0
                  Thos. R. 21 IN ("Ia") paper hanger
                  James 16, John 13 IN ("Ia")
                  (MAD: Wm. H. indexed as Wm. A.)
Louisville Ward 4
Pg.33, #254-262, W.M. DUNCAN (m) 23 KY grocer $0-$3000 (alone)
                  (MAD: see William M. son of Chas. Y. pg.44)
Pg.44, #346-368, Chas. Y. DUNCAN 47 KY carriage maker $0-$200
                  Mary J. 44 VA
                  Willim. M. 22 KY grocery $0-$200
                  Julia 18, Frances (f) 16 KY
                  Russell 14 KY
                  Newrira? (Neurira? Nenrira?) (f) 12 KY
                  Mary 10, Sallie 7 KY
                  Charlie (m) 3, John 8/12 KY
                  (MAD: 1850 Nelson Co. KY census)
Pg.45, #354-375, Thos. J. DUNCAN 38 KY merchant $4500-$2800
                  Nannie 26 KY
                  Geo. W. 5, Mary E. 3 KY
                  (MAD: 1870 Kenton Co. KY census)
Pg.92, #642-658, James M. DUNCAN 31 KY porkpacker $8000-$20,000
                  Willim. 3 KY
                  Susan HAGAN 60 KY
                  (MAD: perhaps the husband of Mary Duncan 31 KY d. 1/1860)
Louisville Ward 5
Pg.120, #828-865, Blanton DUNCAN 33 KY planter $20,000-$10,000
                  Mary 32 KY (blank) $6000-$1000
                  Mary 6 MS
                  Pattie 3, Jessie (f) 6/12 KY
                  Garnett (m) 60 KY retird. lawyer $30,000-$20,000
                  Elizah. SHIPP 72 VA
                  Mary CONNOR 21 IRE domestic
Pg.146, #980-1024, Willim. DUNCAN 48 MD chair maker $0-$150
                  Mary M. 44 MD
                  William 18 KY clerk
                  Anna J. 16, Larkham (m) 13 KY
                  Robert 10 IN
Louisville Ward 6
Pg.269, #176-198, H. DUNCAN (m) 46 KY livery stable $0-$1000
                  L. (f) 21 PA (blank) $0-$2500
                  Wm. 20 IN clerk $0-$200
                  Michael (no last name) 28 IRE Hosles?
                  Daniel (no last name) 18 IRE Hosles?
                  Patrick (no last name) 36 IRE Hosles?
Pg.275, #198-227, M. DUNCON? (m) 42 IRE tavern keeper $0-$800
                  Catherine 19 IRE (not m/in/yr)
                  & 6 day laborers, no children
Pg.318, #385-480, H. DUNCAN (m) 33 GERmany blacksmith $0-$500
                  Winey (f) 30 GERmany
                  H. (m) 6, A. (f) 4, M. (f) 2 KY
Pg.354, #581-691, S. DUNCAN (m) 42 KY merchant $0-$20,000
                  M. (f) 31 KY
                  George 10, Mary S. 4, M. (m) 2 KY
Louisville Ward 8
Pg.819, #1833-2273, James DUNCAN 50 PA carpenter $0-$40
                  Cyntha 48 KY
                  (no children or others in household)
District 1, P.O. Louisville
Pg.931, #1401-1401, W.P. JOHNSTON (m) 30 KY farmer $125,000-$15,000
                  Rosa (f) 28 LA
                  May (sic) (f) 5, Henrietta 4, Rosa 2 KY
                  Mary DUNCAN 35 NY (blank) $0-$20,000
                  Lawson 25 LA (blank) $0-$5,000
                  Alex 23 LA
                  Henrietta JOHNSTON 26 KY (blank) $70,000-$0
                  Eliza YOUNG 40 IRE servant
                  Charlotte BLACK 18 KY servant
                  (MAD: Mary Duncan in 1850 New Haven Co. CT, she age 48, widow of John Nicholas Duncan of Orleans and E.Baton Rouge Par. LA; "35" written plainly, not age 55 or 58; Lawson in 1870 Rockbridge Co. VA census)
District 2, P.O. Jeffersonton
Pg.984-5, #264-274, Joseph S. HITE 37 KY farmer $25,000-$13,000
                  Emeline 32 KY
                  Martha A. 12, Stephen L. 9 KY
                  Joseph 8, George H. 6 KY
                  Susannah E. 3, Willie (m) 1 KY
                  Erastus B. DUNCAN 47 TN M.E. Minister $5000-$0
                  Cortney (f) 45 KY
                  Nannie (f) 15 AR
                  Elizabeth 13 Indian Territory (MAD: later OKlahoma)
                  (MAD: son of Thomas W. Duncan d. 1843 DeKalb Co. TN; 1850 Washington Co. AR census; 1870 Madison Co. FL census)
Pg.986, #277-286, Henry S. DUNCAN 45 KY nurseryman $8000-$2000
                  Eliza 44 IN
                  Nelson 15, James 13 KY
                  Charles T. DUNCAN 23 IN nurseryman & farmer $0-$150
                  mar/in/year
                  Mary 21 KY mar/in/year
 

Go to the Jefferson Co. KY 1870 Census
 

1880 Jefferson Co. KY Census (partial; from William C. Mills 8/1988)
Louisville, Southside Portland Ave.
Pg.3, #510, Thomas B. MILLS 55 KY ENG ENG, eng.
                  Elizabeth 53 KY KY KY wife
                  Thomas E. 24, George W. 22 KY KY KY
                  Mary C. 20, Nannie 19, Alice 15 KY KY KY
                  Angeline 12 KY KY KY (sons & daus.)
                  Mary DUNCAN 49 KY KY KY not related dress maker
                  Mattie SUTTON 26 KY KY KY dau. dress maker
                  Lulie 7 KY KY KY granddau.

1880 CENSUS, LOUISVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
S.D.# 2, E.D.# 104, PAGE# 374A, IMAGE 31 OF 57
448 MAIN STREET
POMEROY,
D.W., W/M, AGE 45, HEAD, SALES, PAPER STORE, OH./N.Y./VT.
MATTIE B., AGE 28, WIFE, KEEPING HOUSE, MO./IN./KY.
FRANK R., W/M, AGE 21, SON, SALES, PAPER STORE, OH./OH./IN.
MABEL, W/F, AGE 3, DAUGHTER, KY./OH./MO.
CHARLES, W/M, AGE 1, SON, KY./OH./MO.
PHILA, W/F, AGE 73, MOTHER, W'd., AT HOME, VT./N.H./MA.
JANE, CECILIA, W/F, AGE 18, SERVANT, N.Y./IRE./IRE.
      (KDC: 1870 Hamilton Co. OH census, 1860 Butler Co. OH cenus, Danforth W. Pomeroy had mar. 1st Mary E. Duncan in 1856 in Muscatine Co. IA)
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Index to Marriages, Jefferson Co. KY (FHL microfilm ?482,706; from Marilyn Michaels 2/1983)
   Book 1, 1784-1826
      Nancy Duncan, pg. 108
      William Duncan, pg. 157
      Rebecca Duncan, pg. 151
      Henry Duncan, pg. 21
      James Duncan, pg. 35, 53 (two)
      James F. Dunkar, pg. 165
   Book 2, 1826-1837
      John Duncan, pg. 146
      William Duncan, pg. 186
      Coleman Lewis Duncan, pg. 44
      Celia Duncan, pg. 57
      Charles Duncan, pg. 70
      Ann E. Duncan, pg. (blank)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Jefferson Co. KY Wills (FHL film 588,537)
      2-15: Henry Duncan of Town of Louisville, 4 June 1814. The stock now on hand in my shop in Louisville in the hatting business together with a fund of $1200 or so much (a few words too dark to read) may have been therewith purchased by Danl. S. Howell shall be sold and proceeds applied toward payment of a note to Louisville Branch Bank for $1500 and towards payment of a note given by me to Robert McConnell for $1,000. In case Howell makes a payment to my execs. so they can pay off the note to the bank, then ... he shall only be bound to pay the original sum of $1200 together with the sum of $195.87-1/2 which he has this day drawn upon me for, for the freight of sundry failling? &c and he not charging me with any sum more or less for his services. In case Howell delays or refuses to make payment so that payment can be made to the bank in time, then the raw materials should be sold at auction. The work now remaining in my shop unfinished should be finished, negro slaves Peter and Anthony be disposed of by public sale and the proceeds together with all my stock and materials in the hatting manufactory in Shelbyville (to be removed to Louisville for sale) to be applied towards the discharge of a debt due Robt. Wickliff Esq. of $1000; if the amount is insufficient, then any moneys at hand should be used. My children shall be supported and educated by the rents and profits of my estate real and personal after my debts are paid; then distributed agreeable to the statute of distributions. Appoint wife Nancy executrix and brother Coleman Duncan executor, revoking all other wills. /s/ H. Duncan. Wit. Ga?. J. Johnston, John Todd, W?. Shipps. Codicil: executors not required to give security. Same wit. Proved 13 June 1814 by oaths of Ga?. J. Johnston, John Todd and Thomas Shipp.
      3-231: 13 June 1840, will of Charles Duncan of Jefferson Co. KY at our residence in Co. and State aforesaid, in common health; to my granddaughter Margarett Killy (later Margarett Kelly) (slave), and to my grandson William Kally (later William Kelly) (slave), slaves to be hired out until said Margarett and William should marry or become 21 years of age and the hireage paid over to my said grandchildren severally as I have given them the girls; also to above granchildren Margarett & William one horse (etc.) each to be valued at $75, but in the event of either of my said grandchildren dying before marriage or become 21, then the survivor inherit the others portion, but if both die, then that part divided among my five sons agreeable to the statute of distribution, to wit, Coleman S. Duncan, James T. Duncan, George J. Duncan, Henry S. Duncan and Chas. R. Duncan; remainder sold and equally divided among my said five sons; my son James T. Duncan having been by a lawful power of attorney legally authorized to sell and convey all my Carolina lands as well as look out and ascertain the nature and strength of my claims and in pursuit of which has expended both time and money for which he is entitled to compensation, Now here the sd. James T. Duncan shall have been remunerated for his trouble & expenses the remainder of the proceeds of the said sales to be equally divided among my said five sons and two grandchildren; reserve one acre of land to include the grave yard a part of the plantation whereon I now live on Frew? Creek, Jefferson Co. KY, which acre of ground shall be free for my friends or neighbors to bury their dead. Appoint two sons James T. Duncan and Henry S. Duncan and friend Walkir Prewit executors. Wit. Henry Keene, Joseph Killar, Benjamin Gaar?. Prob. 7 Dec. 1840. (and from Marilyn Michaels 2/1983)
            (MAD: Settlement Books extracted by Helen Wathen and shared with Jeannine Wright who sent to MAD:)
            Settlement Book 4, p.867: (no date given in notes), Court appointed Robt. Breckenridge, Alex. Pope, Edw. Tyler Jr. and James Thornberry, assignees for Nancy O'Bierne, wife of John, formerly Nancy Duncan, her part in the estate of Henry Duncan dec'd, her former husband, and balance of estate between Garnett, Coleman, Anne E., Mary S., and Henry Duncan, children and heirs of Henry Duncan decd; to Nancy - 3rd part of lot on Main Street; each child received a lot on Main Street, to receive rents and profits.
            Settlement Book 6, pg.367: 1 Jan. 1827, Ann E. Duncan; John O'Bierne, guardian to Ann E. Duncan, ordered that Worden Pope, Wm. Pope, Sam'l Dickerin?, James Guthrie & James Prather be examiners; income has been rent of property & hire of slaves; up to Jan. 1827, since John O'Bierne has acted as guardian to the late Mary S. Duncan ...
            Settlement Book 20, pg.362, 9 Nov. 1857, guardian to Garnett Duncan, son of Coleman & Mary Duncan; Settlement Book 34, pg.432, 1875, inventory of estate of Garnett Duncan; Book 34, pg.490, no dates, Henry Duncan exec., holds large sum of money, reference to Blanton Duncan in trust for his children Kate Blanton Duncan and Georgette Duncan; Settlement Book 38, pg.209: Jan. 20, 1879, final settlement, $13,786.81. Georgette in school of music.
            MAD: Will Book 8, pg.?, 11 Oct. 1875, Blanton H. Duncan renunciation of claim to land in Indiana, to go to Henry Duncan, exec. of Garnett Duncan. Will Book 18, pg.?, 25 Dec. 1886, probated 1901, will of Mary T. Duncan; devises all to husband Blanton H. Duncan; in 1855 my husband Blanton H. Duncan deeded to me his residence, effects, furniture etc. at 731 4th St., Louisville, KY, also his plantation in Bolivar Co. MS, /s/ 17 Sept. 1899, Los Angeles, CA. MAD: will of Mary T. Duncan indexed in Jefferson Co. KY will book 24, pg.83, prob. 12 Aug. 1901, but will book 24 not on film; index on FHL film 588,536. These wills and settlement books should be located and consulted.
 

TAX RECORDS

Jefferson Co. KY Tax Lists, 1826-1834 (from FHL film 8,053 from Marilyn Michaels 2/1983)
      1826: Duncan: Charles, Coleman C., James T., Bryan, Coleman, Ann E., Mary S., Henry, "Heirs, Henry", Garnett.
      1827: Duncan: Charles, Lewis, Coleman, Ann E., Mary S. heirs, Garnett, Henry.
      1828: Duncan: Lewis, Charles, James T.
      1829: Duncan: Coleman, Garnett, Henry Jr., Charles, Coleman, James T.
      1830: Duncan: Charles, John, William M., Coleman L., Bruce, Andrew, Coleman, Henry.
      1831: Duncan: August, William, Coleman, George, Charles, John.
      1832: no tax books found.
      1833: Duncan: Coleman, Samuel, Jacob(?), John, George, William.
      1834: Duncan: Coleman, Garnett, G. and Coleman, sul(?) J.D.
 

LAND RECORDS

Go to the Jefferson Co. KY Land Records
 

COURT RECORDS

Go to the Jefferson Co. KY Court Records
 

MILITARY RECORDS

SAMUEL DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3128 (FHL film 970,864)
      Applied 9 Oct. 1832, age 67 on 19 May 1832, in Scott Co. MO, res. of Matthews Prairie; drafted Aug. 1780 under Gen. George Rodgers Clark, Col. Simms/Lynn, Maj. Bulger, Capt. John Askins, Lt. John Handly, for 1 month; volunteered fall 1782 under Gen. Geo. R. Clark, Capt. Charles Polk, Lt. McDaniel, for 1 month; resided Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY 1780-82; b. 1764 Culpeper Co. VA, record from father's Bible; moved to Scott Co. MO 1828; wit. Rev. Washington Orr, Christopher G. Houts, James F. Matthews, George Hacker all of Scott Co. MO; claim rejected, service less than 6 months. Power of attorney by Catharine Duncan, 24 Oct. 1852, widow of Samuel, res. of Scott Co. MO, to prosecute claim; statement by Catharine 23 Oct. 1854.
      Click here for more from the pension application file.
 

"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.48, Company A, 2nd KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Camp Joe Holt, near Louisville [Jefferson Co.]: Manoah Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 5, 1861, mustered in Sept. 9, 1861 at Muldrough's Hill [?Meade Co.] for 3 years, transferred to regular army.
      Pg.68, Company C, 3rd KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Calhoun, [McLean Co.] KY: Leander Duncan, Private, enr. Feb. 24, 1864, mustered in March 30, 1864 at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 3 years.
      Pg.72, Company G, 3rd KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Calhoun, [McLean Co.] KY: Garnett Duncan, 2nd Lieutenant, enr. Jan. 8, 1864, mustered in Jan. 25, 1864 at Nashville, [Davidson Co.] TN, for 3 years; promoted from Sergeant Dec. 10, 1863. (MAD: res. Jefferson Co. KY per list of officers)
      Pg.444, Company C, 3rd KY Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY, veteranized at Nashville, [Davidson Co.] TN, March 1864: Leander Duncan, Private, enr. Feb. 25, 1864; mustered in March 24, 1864 at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 3 years; mustered out July 15, 1865, at Lexington, NC.
      Pg.462, Company L, 4th KY Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, transferred from 4th KY Volunteer Cavalry (MAD: Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY), veteranized at Roseville, GA: David D. Duncan, Private, enr. March 4, 1864; mustered in April 19, 1864, at Louisville, KY, for 3 years; mustered out Aug. 21, 1865, at Macon, GA.
      Pg.462, Company L, 4th KY Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, transferred from 4th KY Volunteer Cavalry (MAD: Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY), veteranized at Roseville, GA: John Duncan, Private, enr. March 4, 1864; mustered in April 19, 1864, at Louisville, KY, for 3 years; mustered out Aug. 21, 1865, at Macon, GA.
      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.902, Company C, 15th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Camp Pope near New Haven, [Nelson Co.] KY: Seth Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 3, 1862; mustered in Sept. 3, 1862 at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 3 years; Died Aug. 13, 1864, of wounds received in front of Atlanta, GA.

"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)
      Pg.624, Company F, 16th KY Veteran Volunteer Infantry: Franklin Duncan, Private, enr. Jan. 1, 1864; mustered in Jan. 1, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 3 years; mustered out July 15, 1865, at Company Shops, NC.
      Pg.628, Company H, 16th KY Veteran Volunteer Infantry: Wm. H. Duncan, Private, enr. Jan. 1, 1864; mustered in Jan. 1, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 3 years; mustered out July 15, 1865, at Company Shops, NC.
      Pg.642, Company C, 18th KY Veteran Volunteer Infantry: Thomas Duncan, Private, enr. as substitute; mustered in Sept. 27, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 1 year; discharged June 23, 1865, at Louisville, KY.
      Pg.682, Company I, 21st KY Veteran Volunteer Infantry: Robert B. Duncan, Private, enr. as Substitute; mustered in Oct. 20, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 1 year; deserted Nov. 30, 1864, at Columbia, TN.
      Pg.829, State Militia Regiments & Companies; Tompkins Zouaves, called into US Service by Brigadier General Anderson: Garnett Duncan, Sergeant, served from Sept. 17, 1861, to Sept. 29, 1861.

"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, Garnett, 2nd Lt., 3rd Cavalry, Louisville [Jefferson Co.] KY, (blank) (MAD: Company organized at McLean Co. KY)
      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.)

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Appendix, Colored Troops (at end of Vol.II) (from John A. Duncan 4/1995, and FHL film 1,463,600)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, When and where mustered in. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.2, Company A, 5th US Colored Cavalry: John Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in Sept. 5, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY.
      Pg.33, Company G, 107th US Colored Infantry: Richard Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in Aug. 24, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY.
      Pg.33, Company G, 107th US Colored Infantry: Vance Duncan (Col), Corporal, mustered in Aug. 24, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY.
      Pg.33, Company H, 107th US Colored Infantry: Smith Duncan (Col), 1st Sergeant, mustered in Aug. 30, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY.
      Pg.34, Company I, 107th US Colored Infantry: John Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in Sept. 7, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY.
      Pg.36, Company A, 108th US Colored Infantry: Samuel Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in Aug. 13, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY.
      Pg.91, Company K, 118th US Colored Infantry: William Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in Sept. 20, 1864, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY; Discharged.
      Pg.167, Company C, 13th US Colored Artillery (Heavy): Henry Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in May 31, 1865, at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY.
 

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, David D., mother Duncan, Lucinda, father Duncan, William; L 4 KY Cav.; 1880 July 2, Mother Appl. #275429, Cert. #248785; 1900 Sept. 19, Father Appl. #727084, Cert. #522633, Ohio. (MAD: mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY) (MAD: ? 1850 Russell Co. VA census)
      Duncan, James R., widow Duncan, Elizabeth H.; Surg. 37 KY Mtd. Inf. 3 yrs. (MAD: 3 yrs?), 9 KY Inf.; 1890 March 29, Widow Appl. #418299, Cert. #337141, KY. (MAD: 1850 & 1860 Monroe Co. KY census; mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
      Duncan, James T., alias Duncan, Thomas; C 18 KY Inf.; 1892 Aug. 10, Invalid Appl. #1125198, Cert. #1141193, Texas; remarks C2480344. (MAD: mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
      Duncan, John; L 4 KY Cav.; 1890 July 9, Invalid Appl. #800728, Cert. #564654, Ohio. (MAD: mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
      Duncan, Richard, widow Duncan, Kate M.; G 107 US C. Inf.; 1890 Sept. 12, Invalid Appl. #903367, Cert. #804146, KY; 1904 July 11, Widow Appl. #809896, Cert. #590504, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
      Duncan, Seth, widow Duncan, Mary A., minor Duncan, David F., Gdn.; C 15 KY Inf.; 1866 Feb. 3, Widow Appl. #120581, Cert. #81078; 1871 Jan. 21, Minor Appl. #193333, Cert. #158367. (MAD: 1860 Larue Co. KY; mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY; d. 13 Aug. 1864 Atlanta, Fulton Co. GA)
      Duncan, Smith, widow Duncan, Mary E.; H 107 US C. Inf.; 1889 Dec. 24, Invalid Appl. #745922, Cert. #552005, KY; 1912 Aug. 8, Widow Appl. #991445, Cert. #755196, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
      Duncan, Thomas, alias Duncan, James T.; C 18 KY Inf.; 1892 Aug. 10, Invalid Appl. #1125198, Cert. #1141193, Texas. (MAD: mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
      Duncan, Thomas B., widow Duncan, Mattie J.; A 9 KY Cav.; 1879 Feb. 24, Invalid Appl. #268654, Cert. #184370; 1904 April 7, Widow Appl. #803553, no cert., KY. (MAD: 1850 Jefferson Co. KY census; mustered in at Eminence, Henry Co. KY)
      Duncan, Vance, widow Duncan, Laura; G 107 US C. Inf.; 1886 April 30, Invalid Appl. #571836, Cert. #985872; 1905 March 7, Widow Appl. #823884, Cert. #602642, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
      Duncan, William, widow Duncan, Josephine; K 118 US C. Inf.; 1890 July 28, Invalid Appl. #834606, Cert. #938035, KY; 1926 April 17, Widow Appl. #1244501, Cert. #A-5-25-26, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
 

Florida CSA Pension Application Files Index; Record Group 137, Series 587
      As of 6/25/2000, an index to these can be viewed at:
http://www.dos.state.fl.us/dlis/barm/PensionIntroduction.htm
      It includes Pension Application #8031, DUNCAN, Nelson, service in Kentucky, application filed from Escambia Co. FL 1910, 17 pgs (MAD: ? Jefferson Co. KY)
 

Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers") 1865-1867, Group I, Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South (from Kathy Cawley 9/2007; MAD's extract)
      Duncan, Blanton. Pardoned Oct. 12, 1866. 10b Rue de Vaupirard?, Paris, August 7, 1865. Blanton Duncan, petition, that action was taken against me in 1863 under the act of Congress in the District Court of KY, property seized but as yet no decree of sale has been rendered, if such proceedings should be dismissed my application would come under the 13th exception as I would have more than $20,000 of property. I was commissioned as a Colonel in the Southern Army, resigned my position on the 19th July 1861 since which period I have held no office whatsoever under the Confederate Government, though in 1863 for about a month served as a volunteer aid without any commission on the staff of my friend Genl. Whitling? at Wilmington N.C. From January 1862 to January 1863 I had a contract for printing with A.G. Menninger? & still continued to print from day to day only until his governmental establishment went into full operation on 1 April 1863, since which period I have had no connection with the Richmond officials. On the 6th May 1864 I left Wilmington N.C. with the avowed purpose of writing to several persons of remaining in Europe during the continuation of the war & since that period have lived quietly as a private individual. But for my severe illness in the summer of 1863, from which I did not recover for many months, I should have left the South in that year. I requested permission for my family to go North thence to Europe in November 1863, which Mr. Lincoln granted ... (Roll 25, Kentucky, Ad-Hu name, FHL film 1,758,763) (MAD: see Jefferson Co. KY)
 

1892 "Confederate military history : a library of Confederate states history, in seventeen volumes, written by distinguished men of the South, and edited by Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgia" 12 Vols. (Memphis Public Library book 973.742 Ee92; from Evelyn Sigler 2/1985)
      Vol.9, pg.34: 1861. ... a battalion under Major Blanton Duncan, of Louisville [Jefferson Co. KY], who had been active in assisting to raise those from that city.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Go to the Jefferson Co. KY references from other localities
 

HISTORIES before 1923

Go to the Jefferson Co. KY histories before 1923
 

OTHER RECORDS

"The Democrat" Olean, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y., Thursday, December 30, 1880 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
      If slavery is dead, one of its relics still lives in the law courts. Col. Blanton Duncan, of Kentucky, has brought suit against Gen. Thomas R. Sharp. The latter was left in charge of Col. Duncan's plantation in 1864, and sold some negro slaves for $6,000, which amount he has never paid over. He now refuses to pay on the ground that all the negroes had been freed by President Lincoln's Emancipation proclamation, which took effect Jan. 1, 1863, and that therefore Col. Duncan has no property rights in them.
 

OTHER SOURCES

The early land surveys and Certificate Book of the VA Land Commission 1779-1780 have been abstracted and published. Many other early records of Jefferson Co. KY have been published.
 

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