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Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised December 14, 2011

MARION CO. KY
Formed 1834 from Washington
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840 Marion Co. KY Census
Pg.339  John Dincan        0000,0001 - 0000,0001
   348  William Duncan     0000,01   - 2200,1
          (MAD: William Duncan mar. Catherine Purdy 10/28/1832
             Washington Co. KY; 1850 McDonough Co. IL census)

1850 Marion Co. KY Census
District 1
Pg.361, #467, Garnet PARSENS 41 KY farmer? $2350
                  Jane 35 KY
                  Mary E. 12 & younger b. KY
                  Elizabeth DINCAN 67 MD
Pg.368, #665, Martin PAYNE 39 VA wheel wright $150
                  Margaret 38 NC
                  Harriet N. 15, Martitia (f) 14 NC
                  Resa D. (f) 12, Coleman 10, Mary B. 8 NC
                  Margaret E. 6, Alexander M. 3, Stephen T. 1 KY
                  Lydia 65 VA
                  Edward JONES 49 KY laborer
                  (MAD: see 1860 Hardin Co. KY census; Martin Payne mar. Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan 1/21/1860 in Hardin Co. KY, both married before, C-1365)
District 2
Pg.396, #7, Wm. H. DUNCAN 26 KY silversmith $500
                  Mary E. 19 KY
                  Allice 3, Thomas 1 KY
                  Margaret DAVIDSON 21 KY
                  (MAD: William Duncan mar. Mary E. Davison 5/25/1846 in Washington Co. KY; 1860 Washington Co. KY census)
 

1860 Marion Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

1870 Marion Co. KY Census
Lebanon
Pg.83, #129-129, DUNCAN, Chas. 27 KY MULATTO works on farm $0-$0
                  Harriet 20 KY MULATTO keeping house
                  RAY, Belle (f) 16 KY MULATTO no occupation
Pg.90, #2-2, JACKSON, Thos. 71 KY (white) farmer $10,000-$1,500
                  Nancy R. 66 KY keeps house
                  Henry F. 54 KY constable
                  WOODS, J.D. (m) 11 KY at school $3000-$0
                  Willie (m) 15 KY at school $3000-$0
                  Clarence E. 4 KY (blank) $3,000-$0
                  JACKSON, W.H. (m) 22 KY clerk in ct. house $500-$0
                  EDWARD?, Robt. 35 KY BLACK works on farm
                  DUNCAN, Chas. 28 KY MULATTO works on farm
                  MADISON, Fanny 35 KY MULATTO servant
                  KIRK, Harriet 36 KY BLACK servant
                  MADISON, Mamie (f) 2 KY MULATTO
                  WADKINS, Lucy 26 KY (white) dress maker
                  Mollie 21 KY (white) dress maker
 

VITAL RECORDS

Marion Co. KY Vital Records (216,833 item 5)
      Pg.1, 1853, March, #27, James C. Duncan, born Marion Co., to W.H. Duncan and Mary Daversen; remarks: Lebanon.
      (MAD: did not look for others)
 

Washington Co. KY Vital Records (216,842 item 3)
      Pg.6, George D. Duncan, male, born Apr. 1, 1855 in Marion Co. to W.H. Duncan and Mary E. Davison.
      (MAD: did not look for others)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Marion Co. KY Probate Records
      Inventories v.1 1861-70 - no Duncan or Dincin (FHL film 598,702)
      Settlements v.1 1863-71 - no Duncan or Dincin (FHL film 597,765)
      Wills 1863-1890 - no Duncan or Dincin (FHL film 597,418)
 

LAND RECORDS

Marion Co. KY Deeds (1863-1911 index on FHL film 596,924)
      No grantor until John Duncan, 1875, not copied
      No grantee until John Duncan, 1870, Book 6 pg. 22, not copied
 

MILITARY RECORDS

"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.225, Company L, 8th KY Volunteer Cavalry, 3rd Battalion recruited at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY: Lee E. Duncan, Private, enr. Aug. 14, 1862, mustered in Sept. 13, 1862 at Henderson, [Henderson Co.] KY, for 1 year; mustered out Sept. 23, 1863 at Russellville, KY.
      Pg.227, Company M, 8th KY Volunteer Cavalry, 3rd Battalion recruited at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY: James Duncan, Private, enr. July 28, 1862; mustered in Sept. 8, 1862 at Russellville, [Logan Co.] KY, for 1 year; mustered out Sept. 17, 1863 at Lebanon, KY.

"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.30, Company C, 107th US Colored Infantry: Ed. Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in July 21, 1864, at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY.
      Pg.30, Company C, 107th US Colored Infantry: Joe Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in July 21, 1864, at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY.
      Pg.32, Company F, 107th US Colored Infantry: Noah Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in July 12, 1864, at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY.
      Pg.32, Company F, 107th US Colored Infantry: Sam Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in July 15, 1864, at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY.
      Pg.41, Company G, 108th US Colored Infantry: Ellis Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in July 8, 1864, at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY.
      Pg.41, Company G, 108th US Colored Infantry: Pius Duncan (Col), Corporal, mustered in July 8, 1864, at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY. (MAD: see pension for Pins Duncan)
      Pg.43, Company I, 108th US Colored Infantry: Hayden Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in July 5, 1864, at Lebanon, [Marion Co.] KY; Died.
      Pg.164, Company A, 13th US Colored Artillery (Heavy): Lee Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in May 29, 1865, at Lebanon, [Marion 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, Ellis; Asst. Surg. 1st KY Inf., Lt. Col. Med. Dept. USA; 1931 May 18, Soldier(S) Appl. #1694545, no cert., KY; remarks C1807428, combined. (MAD: not found in KY Adj. General's report as Assistant Surgeon in 1st KY Volunteer Infantry)
      Duncan, Ellis, widow Duncan, Mariah; G 108 "SSC" Inf.; 1890 May 23, Invalid Appl. #770516, Cert. #553640, KY; 1919 July 30, Widow Appl. #1144514, Cert. #943845, KY. (MAD: US C.) (MAD: mustered in at Lebanon, Marion Co. KY)
      Duncan, Noah; F 107 US C. Inf.; 1890 May 23, Invalid Appl. #776518, Cert. #556089, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Lebanon, Marion Co. KY)
      Duncan, Pins, widow Duncan, Sabree; G 108 US C. Inf.; 1897 Aug. 21, Invalid Appl. #1196610, Cert. #975838, KY; 1898 May 3, Widow Appl. #675959, Cert. #473611, KY. (MAD: see Pius Duncan; mustered in at Lebanon, Marion Co. KY)
      Duncan, Samuel, widow Duncan, Julia; F 107 US C. Inf.; 1892 Jan. 12, Invalid Appl. #1085312, Cert. #822579, KY; 1922 Nov. 25, Widow Appl. #1197253, Cert. #934770, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Lebanon, Marion Co. KY)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Bullitt Co. KY Deed (SLC 10/4/2011)
      M-459/461: 11 Sept. 1852, Scarlette B. Duncan, Jeanette L. Duncan, William H. Duncan, Jepthah Duncan, Margaret B. Duncan, Charles Duncan and Milly his wife of Nelson Co. KY, and Lloyd Clarkson and Elizabeth Ana his wife of Washington Co. KY, and Thomas Duncan of Nelson Co. KY, to Armistead H. Churchill, Alexander P. Churchill, Eliza Ann McKinney and Lucy Slaughter, devisees of Henry Churchill decd, that some years ago the said Thomas Duncan sold to said Henry Churchill the 1/10 part of a tract of land in Bullitt Co. on waters of Knob Creek and Salt River containing by patent 986 acres and also 1/8 part of 150 acres of said land, being the part owned by Hugh Burkley decd which 150 acres had been devised by said Hugh to his sister Catharine during her natural life, being the same tract owned and occupied by Scarlett Burkley at the time of his death, for the conveyance of which said Thomas Duncan executed to Henry Churchill his bond, which land Thomas Duncan claimed in right of his wife, and whereas also Jonathan D. Burkley also sold to said Henry Churchill his interest in the tract of 986 acres and executed his bond to Churchill to convey it but has died without doing it, whereby his interest devolved to his heirs of whom Nancy Duncan the wife of the said Thomas Duncan was one and the said Nancy Duncan has also departed this life, whereby her interest has descended to the parties of the first part before named had only children excepted? the said Thomas Duncan, Lloyd Clarkson and Charles Duncan, and all of the parties of the first part wishing to ratify and confirm the sales made by said Thomas Duncan and Jonathan D. Burkley for $1 sell to said A.H. Churchill, A.P. Churchill, Eliza Ann McKinney and Lucy Slaughter the afsd tract of land sold by said Thomas Duncan, and so much of the land afsd as was sold by Jonathan D. Burkley to said Henry Churchill; Thomas Duncan will warrant title of that part sold by him but the other grantors are in no way to be responsible for any defect? of title, they only intending to convey such title as has been vested in them by the death of the said Nancy Duncan and Jonathan D. Burkley. /s/ Thomas Duncan Jr., Scarlett B. Duncan, Jepthah Duncan, Margaret Duncan, Milly Dawson (wife of), Charles Dawson, Jennette L. Duncan, Loyd Clarkson, (and wife) Elizabeth A. Clarkson, Wm. H. Duncan. 6 April 1853, W.H. Duncan appeared before R.H. Rountree, Clerk of Marion Co. KY Court. 7 April 1853, Margaret Duncan and Loyd Clarkson and Elizabeth A. Clarkson his wife appeared before John B. Starn? Clerk of Washington Co. KY Court. 9 April 1853, Thomas Duncan, Scarlett B. Duncan, Jepthat Duncan, Jennette L. Duncan, Charles Dawson and his wife Milly Dawson appeared before J. Darrius Elliott, Clerk of Nelson Co. KY Court. Recorded 12 April 1853, Bullitt Co. KY. (FHL film 482,663; indexed as M-439; SLC 10/4/2011)
 

Northampton Co. NC Deeds (FHL film 19,431)
      36-376: 11 Aug. 1851, Oliver P. Carter of Paris, Bourbon Co. KY, appoint Richard T. Carter my brother of Nicholas Co. KY, my attorney in the estate of my grandfather the late Richard Carter decd.
      36-377: 11 Aug. 1851, Silas Bishop and wife Roxanna, one of children of George L. Carter decd. of Nicholas Co. KY, appoint brother Richard T. Carter, my attorney ... coming to us in right of the said George L. Carter decd, as one of the children of said George L. Carter, from the father of said George L. Carter.
      36-379: 21 July 1851, Chas. H.B. Duncan and wife Adaline Duncan of Marion Co. KY appoint Richard T. Carter of Nicholas Co. KY attorney to receive from admin. or exec. of Richard Carter decd. of Northampton Co. NC, money due us, said C.H.B. Duncan and Adaline Duncan his wife, from estate of said decedent. /s/ C.H.B. Duncan, Yellah Adaline Duncan. Reg. Marion Co. KY 21st (blank month) 1851, ack. 21 July 1851. (MAD: 1860 Mercer Co. KY census, Charles H.B. Duncan, wife Zilla A.; son of Alexander Crockett Duncan & Hannah Williams of Jessamine Co. KY)
      36-379 (2nd): Nicholas Co. KY Court, July 1851, Oliver P. and George W. Carter, infant orphans over age 14 years of George L. Carter decd, choose Richard T. Carter their guardian; bdm. Silas Bishop.
 

Washington Co. TN Deed Book (FHL film 825,528)
      18-100: 14 Oct. 1812, Joseph Duncan of Marion (sic) Co. KY sold to Uriah Hunt all rights ... in land, being 1/7 part of 229 acres as yet undivided, and joining land with George Bell. Wit. Jesse Hunt, Thos. Hunt, Richd. Martin. Wit. Jesse Hunt & Richd. Martin in court April, 1827. (MAD: see Warren Co. KY)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1888 "History of Rush Co. IN" by Brant & Fuller (FHL book 977.261 H2h)
      Pg.355-6, Anderson Township: WILLIAM DUNCAN was born in Fleming Co. KY, June 28th, 1815, son of Martin and Mary (Henry) Duncan, and is of Scotch-Irish lineage. The father of our subject, was born October 17, 1777, in Pennsylvania and died in Decatur Co. IN, in 1857. He was the son of David Duncan, who after coming to America, first settled in Pennsylvania in 1765 and afterward, in 1791 removed to Marion Co. KY, where he died in 1827. The mother of our subject was born in Pennsylvania in 1791 and died in Rush Co. IN, in the spring of 1855. The Duncan family came to Indiana in 1824 and settled in what is now Decatur County. In 1843 the subject of this sketch came to Rush County and located where he now resides. Mr. Duncan owns 160 acres of good land, which was entered by Stephen Sharp in 1821. Our subject's first marriage occured in May, 1842, the bride being Miss Rosanna Mitchell, a native of Ohio. Mrs. Duncan died in 1865 and in 1867 Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Martha A. Ruddell, a native of Decatur County, born in 1826, a daughter of William and Delilah (Cain) Ruddell. Mr. Duncan was formerly a Whig, but he is now a Republican and for many years has been a faithful member of the United Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Duncan is a member of the Methodist Church. (MAD: Mason Co. KY, not Marion Co.)

1885 "History of McDonough County, Illinois : together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of the representative citizens; and History of Illinois ..." pub. by Continental Historical Co. (FHL book 977.342 H2h and film 1,000,503 item 2)
      Pg.683: Emmett Township: Abraham B. Stickle ... He was married August 10, 1853, to Sarah Duncan, a native of Kentucky and daughter of William and Catharine Duncan, who were early settlers in this county. William Duncan died in 1859; his widow is now living with her children. Mrs. Stickle died February 7, 1857. January 1, 1860, Mr. Stickle was again married to Sarah Metcalf ...
      Pg.1033: Walnut Grove Township: Elisha Fargusson was born in Adair Co. KY, January 29, 1814, and is a son of Stephen and Nancy Fargusson. There Elisha was reared until he reached the age of 19 years, when he removed to Illinois, locating in Morgan county, where he farmed for two years, being a resident of that county during the winter of the deep snow. ... In the fall of 1832, he came to McDonough county, settling at Wolf Grove, in Macomb township. Mr. Fargusson was married in McDonough county, April 11, 1861, to Isabel Duncan, a daughter of William and Catherine Duncan, who came from the state of Kentucky to this county in 1842. Her father died in 1860, but her mother is still living, and makes her home with her daughter, Isabel. .... (MAD: William Duncan mar. Catherine Purdy 10/28/1832 Washington Co. KY; 1840 Marion Co. KY census; see McDonough Co. IL deeds, wife Catherine Amanda)
 

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