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Last revised February 4, 2014

MARSHALL CO. KY
Formed 1842 from Callaway
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Marshall Co. KY Census
(males & females listed together instead of by age)
District 1
Pg.431, #18-18, W.C. FRIZELL (m) 32 TN cabinet maker $0
                  Celia 28 KY
                  Laura 2, Scott (m) 10/12 KY
                  W.C. BOURLAND (m) 18 KY cabinet maker
                  (MAD: Celia Frizell, heir of Asahel Duncan)
Pg.444, #199-199, Asahel GRUBBS 26 KY farmer $250
                  Nancy 22 KY
                  William C. 3, Laurinda A. 1 KY
                  (MAD: Asahel Grubbs, heir of Asahel Duncan)
Pg.447, #243-243, Thurston GRUBBS 56 VA farmer $400
                  Nancy 26 TN, Thomas 12 VA
                  (MAD: ?? brother of John T. Grubbs?; Thurston m. Nancy Frizzell 4/16/1840)
Pg.472, #570-571, Thomas A. GRUBBS 22 KY farmer $2843
                  Saml. CALLEY 22 KY farmer
                  (MAD: ?? Thomas Jr., heir of Asahel Duncan)
Pg.472, #571-572, John M. FRIZZELL 24 TN carpenter $150
                  Lucy A. 22 KY
                  William H. 1 KY
Pg.476, #619-620, James A. BOURLAND 24 KY H.carpenter $150
                  Serena 23 IN
                  William C. 3, Roselene (f) 1 KY
                  Thomas 12 KY
Pg.482, #716-718, John GRUBBS 54 VA farmer $400
                  Velina 33 KY
                  Thomas 22 KY farmer
                  John L. 18, Henry 16 KY
                  Benjamin 6, Francis (f) 11 KY
                  Lucinda 4, Nancy L. 1 KY
Pg.484, #744-746, William FRIZZELL 52 VA farmer $0
                  Martha 49 SC
                  Nancy 27, Melvina 16 TN, Rebecca 14 KY
                  Calvin 22, John 19 TN, Franklin 11 KY
                  (MAD: named son Calvin, as did Asahel Duncan)
Pg.484, #750-752, Malinda DUNCAN 30 TN (blank) $0
                  Emeline 8, Richard 5 KY
Pg.488, #809-812, Thomas E. GREGORY 45 VA farmer $400
                  Sally 40 KY
                  William H. 21 KY farmer
                  Crawford D. 15 KY farmer
                  Fransis (sic) M. (m) 12 KY
                  Eliza J. 18, Naoma 11, Polly A. 6 KY
                  (MAD: Sally, dau. of Asahel Duncan, mar. 1/20/1827 Calloway Co. KY; Thomas E. Gregory decd. by 1858; she the sister of William Duncan d. 1827, deed A-477)
Pg.488, #810-813, Andrew DUNCAN 61 TN farmer $250
                  Elizabeth 57 KY
                  James 26 KY farmer
                  Nancy 22 KY
                  Calvin 21 KY farmer
                  (MAD: See Caldwell Co. KY)
 

1860 Marshall Co. KY Census
Pg.760, #91-87, J.R. BOURLAND (m) 38 KY farmer $1800-800
                  M.A. BOURLAND (f) 35 KY housewife
                  S?. HOLLOWAY (f) 57 TN
                  L?.J. BOURLAND (f) 14 KY
                  A.M.(f) 12, T.J.(m) 10, S.(f) 7 KY
                  P.A.(f) 3, S.J.(m) 6/12 KY
Pg.801, #382-363, J.W. FRIZZEL (m) 44 TN farmer $2500-$1000
                  E.(f) 42 KY housewife
                  S.W.(m) 18, T.W.(m) 16, C.A.(f) 14, A.(f) 11 KY
                  W.A.(m) 8, N.C.(m) 5, O.T.(m) 1 KY
                  (MAD: Elizabeth Duncan mar. John W. Frizzell 10/29/1839 Calloway Co. KY)
P.O. Aurora
Pg.864, #862-794, S. DUNCAN (m) 44 KY farmer $4500-8000
                  R. (f) 37 TN
                  M.E. (f) 16, W. (m) 14, S.E. (f) 9 KY
                  T. (m) 6, J.H. (m) 2 KY
                  J. LARGEANT (m) 22 TN laborer
                  (MAD: Samuel & Ruhama, 1850 Calloway Co. KY census)
P.O. Benton
Pg.896, #1132-1032, A. DUNCAN (m) 72 TN farmer $800-800
                  E. (f) 67 KY
P.O. Fair Dealings
Pg.910, #1240-1139, J. DUNCAN (f) 45 NC --?-- $1000-200
                  J. DUNCAN (m) 40 KY laborer
                  M. (f) 31 KY
                  S. (f) 5, -- (f) 3 KY (MAD: line instead of name)
Pg.910, #1241, M.H. FRIZZELL 24 KY & family
 

1870 Marshall Co. KY Census
Burningham Dist., P.O. Burningham
Pg.251, #33-33, DEMIA, Mathew C. 45 NY macanic $100-$350
                  Evaline 36 KY keeping house
                  Hattie L. (f) 2 KY
                  DUNCAN, Celia (f) 26 KY (white) house hand
Bishop Dist., P.O. Henderson's Mill
Pg.278, #129-117, BROWN, Hugh 65 TN farmer $1000-$1115
                  Eliza 54? (34?) TN keeping house
                  Alex H. 18 KY farmer
                  TAYLOR, Benj. 14 KY farmer
                  Alex 11 KY farmer
                  Susan 10 KY at home
                  ROSS, Sarah 10 KY at home
                  BROWN, Hugh 1 KY
                  (MAD: Hugh Brown's age written over, probably 65 ?; Eliza's age looks more like "54" than "34" but possible, since she should be age 34; see 1860 Calloway Co. KY census of H.S. Taylor; from info of John Grubbs 4/2003)
 

MARRIAGE AND VITAL RECORDS

Marshall Co. KY Marriages (FHL film 321,353)
      Marriage Docket 2, 1848+
      Duncan, Asahel Jr. to Orpha Holloway, both of age, lic. 10 Nov. 1851, m. 11 Nov. 1851 by Henry Darnell.
      Quit
 

Marshall Co. KY Vital Statistics, 1852-1859 (FHL film 216,833 item 6)
      Deaths, 1852 (or 1853?):
         Duncan, Orpha, age 24, b. KY, female, White, parents J.H. & Nancy Holloway, died Oct. 8 1852 of childbed fever.
         (15 names)
         Duncan, Arpha, age 22, married, born "Collaway" Co. KY, parents Nancy & James Holloway, died Oct. 8 1852 of puerperal fever.
      (no Asahel Duncan 1852)
      No Duncan 1854, quit
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Marshall Co. KY Wills (FHL film 321,352)
      Book 2, 1848-1933 - no Duncan
 

LAND RECORDS

KY Land Grants West of TN River (FHL film 272,866)
      1-418: 10 Dec. 1829, Grant #1126 to William Duncan, assignee of James Riley, for $40, the NW 1/4 Sec. 36, Twp 4, Range 3E, 160 acres; Callaway Co. later Marshall Co. (county from Ran McNally's Commercial Atlas)

Marshall Co. KY Deed Indexes 1848-1932 (grantor index on FHL film 321,344; grantee index on 321,345)
      Copied up to but not including 1860
      2-265: A. Duncan from Bailey, 1849
      2-308: L. Duncan to Thos. Love, 1850
      2-354: A. Duncan to J. Jones, 1850
      2-445: A. Duncan from Jones, 1851
      3-145: S. Duncan to Love
      3-213: Samuel Duncan from Edwards, 1852
      3-330: S. Duncan from Travis, 1853
      3-344: C.A. Duncan to Curd, 1853
      4-106: Samuel Duncan from Boden, 1855
      4-116: Samuel Duncan from Reed, 1855
      4-130: S. Duncan from Parrish, 1855
      4-157: Samuel Duncan to Parrott & Noel, 1855
      4-213: Sam Duncan to Love, 1855
      4-285: Samuel Duncan from Oliver, 1856
      4-309: Samuel Duncan, sheriff, to Reed, 16 April 1856 (not copied)
      4-326: S. Duncan to Bourland, 1856
      4-368: John Duncan from Jones, 1856
      4-372: Samuel Duncan from Salyer, 1856
      4-431: C.A. Duncan (comr) to A.P. Thompson, 1856
      4-447: S. Duncan to Morgan, 1857
      5-51: A. Duncan from Quarles, 1857
      5-57: S. Duncan from Pace, 1857
      5-117: S. Duncan to Love
      5-172: S. Duncan, sheriff, to Plumner, 7 May 1858 (not copied)
      5-235: S. Duncan to Love
      5-256: S. Duncan from Montgomery, 1858
      5-259: S. Duncan, sheriff, to F.F. McCoy, 11 Oct. 1858 (not copied)
      5-273: S. Duncan, sheriff, to Wilson, 30 Oct. 1858 (not copied)
      5-284: S. Duncan to Wilson, 1858
      5-300: C.A. Duncan to Smith, 1858
      5-418: S. Duncan to Brian, 1859
      5-433: Samuel Duncan, late Sheriff, to Jones, 27 Sept. 1859 (not copied)
      5-440: S. Duncan from Grubbs & Gregory, 1859
      5-441: S. Duncan from Love, 1859
      5-443: S. Duncan from Johnson, 1859
      5-450: A. Duncan from Frizzell, 1859
      5-554: Samuel Duncan, Sheriff, to Bowman, 5 April 1858 (not copied)
      5-619: S. Duncan from Riley, 1859

Marshall Co. KY Deeds
      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. (FHL film 321,346)
      2-308: 24 Aug. 1850, Lewis Duncan of Calloway Co. KY to Thomas Love of Marshall Co. KY, $115, SW 1/4 Sec. 11, Twp. 5, Range 5E, on TN River, 160 acres, undivided 1/3 part of said 1/4 sec. orig. patent to Benjamin M. Grubbs 15 Nov. 1831. Dower released by Matilda (+) Duncan. No wit. (FHL film 321,346)
      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). (FHL film 321,346)
      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. (FHL film 321,346)
      3-145: 8 May 1852, Thomas A. Grubbs to Thomas Love, $130, 1/3 undivided interest in 160 acres, SW 1/4 Sec. 11, Twp. 5, Range 5E, orig. patent to Benjamin M. Grubbs 15 Nov. 1831. Wit. J.W. Peter, James Love. No wife. (FHL film 321,346)
      3-213: 29 Nov. 1852, Henry M. Edwards (signed H.M. Edwards) and wife Susan (X) to Samuel Duncan, $310, land on W. fork of Clark's River, parts of NE, NW and SW 1/4 Sec. 33, Twp. 4, Range 3E; S 1/2 NE 1/4, 80 acres; NW and SW 1/4, 40 acres off E. side of 200 acre survey; 8 poles in width off W end of N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec. 33, total 124 acres. No wit. (FHL film 321,346)
      3-330: 11 June 1853, James B. (signed J.B.) Travis and wife Adaline (+) to Samuel Duncan, $230, 26 acres on W. fork of Clark's River, part of NE 1/4 Sec. 33, Twp. 4, Range 3E. (FHL film 321,346)
      3-344: 22 March 1853, C.A. Duncan to Edward Curd, both Calloway Co. KY, by virtue of a judgement of Calloway Co. Court Dec. 1851, amended Feb. 1852, ref. to pending suit in Calloway Co. court; Edward Curd and William H. Curd, adm. of estate of Perry G. Imes, decd, complainants, vs. Jane P. Jones late Jane P. Imes widow of Perry G. Imes decd, and George H. Imes, Edward W. Imes; C.A. Duncan a court commissioner to sell land. (FHL film 321,346)
      4-106: 20 Jan. 1855, James Boden and wife Amanda to Samuel Duncan, $225, 2 town lots #24 and #25 in Benton. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-116: 8 Feb. 1855, Henry Peel and James A. Clark to Samuel Duncan, $266, lot #11 in Benton. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-130: 16 Jan. 1855, J.A. Parrish and wife Sarah (X) to Samuel Duncan, $600, 160 acres, NW 1/4 Sec. 8, Twp. 5, Range 5E. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-157: 17 March 1855, Samuel Duncan and wife R.A. to William Noel, $750, 3 tracts: 60 acres W. side NE 1/4 Sec. 33, Twp. 4, Range 3E; 32 acres off E. end NW 1/4 Sec. 33; 8 acres off NE corner SW 1/4 Sec. 33, last two parcels making 40 acres; ref. to deed from Edwards 25 Sept. 1852. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-213: 12 Oct. 1855, Samuel Duncan and wife Ruhamma A. to Thomas Love, $500, 160 acres, NW 1/4 Sec. 3/8?, Twp. 5, Range 5E. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-285: 12 April 1856, William W. Oliver and wife Lisanny to Samuel Duncan, $240, 37 acres and 3 rods off NW corner SW 1/4 Sec. 31, Twp. 6, Range 4E, and 2 acres and one rod. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-326: 2 June? 1856 (tight binding), Samuel Duncan and wife Ruhamer A. to James R. Bourland, $280, 7 acres and 3 rods off NW corner SW 1/4 Sec. 31, Twp. 6, Range 4E, and 2 acres and 1 rod. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-368: 28 Oct. 1856, William B. Jones and wife Marria (x) to John Duncan, $800, $425 paid and balance due, 160 acres, NE 1/4 Sec. 29, Twp. 6, Range 4E. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-372: 1 Feb. 1856, James (x) Salyer and wife Tabitha (x) to Samuel Duncan, $101, Benton town lot 61B. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-431: 26 May 1856, C.A. Duncan, admr. of William Craddock decd, to A.P. Thompson, all Calloway Co. KY, land in Marshall Co. KY; ref. to decree of Calloway Co. circuit court May 1853 and Nov. 1853, Daniel Craddock & others plaintiffs vs. Joseph Craddock & others defs., sale of land. (FHL film 321,347)
      4-447: 24 March 1857, Samuel Duncan and wife Ruhamer A. to R.O. Morgan, $275, Benton town lot #11. (FHL film 321,347)
      5-51: 2 Oct. 1857, John (x) Quailes and wife Sally (X) to Asahel Duncan, $250, NW 1/4 Sec. 27, Twp. 5, Range 5E, except 40 acres off south side. (FHL film 321,347)
      5-57: 31 Aug. 1857, Langston Pace to Samuel Duncan, $1400, NW and S? 1/4 Sec. 5, Twp. 4, Range 4E, and others. Dower release by Zilpha (+) Pace. (FHL film 321,347)
      5-117: 27 Jan. 1858, Thomas A. Grubbs and wife Nancy D. to Thomas Love, all of town of Birmingham, KY, $800, all interest in 160 acres, SW 1/4 Sec. 23, Twp. 5, Range 5E. (no deed to Thomas Love for the last third) (FHL film 321,347)
      5-256: 21 Oct. 1858, John (x) Montgomery and wife Abby (X) to Samuel Duncan, $600, 30 acres. (FHL film 321,347)
      5-284: 20 Dec. 1858, Samuel Duncan and wife Ruhamer A. (+) to J.K. Wilson, $400, Benton town lots #24 & 25; no wit.; ack. 20 Dec. 1858. (FHL film 321,347 item 2)
      5-300: 10 May 1858, C.A. Duncan as commissioner; ref. to Craddock estate. (FHL film 321,347)
      5-418: 18 Aug. 1859, Samuel Duncan and wife Ruhamma to James H. Biars?, $900 due, 83 acres, SW 1/4 Sec. 31, Twp. 6, Range 4E, except 40 acres off NW corner; bought from Crawford and Gregory, 4-440 ?? (no deed 4-440 indexed). (FHL film 321,347)
      5-440: 27 Sept. 1859, T.A. Grubbs and wife Nancy to George L. Harris, land for $800 due, on Bee Springs; Grubbs gave title bond to Harris; Harris assigned it to Samuel Duncan; it has been paid; deed to Samuel Duncan. (FHL film 321,347)
      5-441: 19 Feb. 1859, Thomas Love and wife Martha and James Love, assignees of Thomas Love, to Samuel Duncan, all of Birmingham, Marshall Co. KY, 160 acres (not copied further) (FHL film 321,347)
      5-443: 14 March 1859, Alexander Johnson and wife Elizabeth (+) to Samuel Duncan, $200, lot #10 in Benton. (FHL film 321,347)
      5-619: Court case, Saml. Duncan vs. J.H. Beardens heirs, judgment May 1859, suit for deed. (not copied further). (FHL film 321,347)
 

COURT RECORDS

Marshall Co. KY Court Orders (FHL film 321,350)
   Book 2, 1848-1855
      Pg.452: 1 Jan. 1855, Samuel Duncan elected sheriff; bond by Thos. McElrath, A. Johnston, J.S. Miller, P?. Darnall, H. Gilbert Jr., G.W. McLeod, Joseph Hinter, J.S. Price, Reubin Rose, John W. Frizzelle, J.R. Bouland (sic), R.F. Stone, P.W. Gardner and P?. Palmer securities.
      Pg.465: 6 March 1855, liquor license granted to Samuel Duncan and G.A. Pisener?.
   Book 3, 1855-1860
      Pg.146: 5 Jan. 1857, Samuel Duncan reelected sheriff, bond by Edward McLeod, R.F. Stone, P. Palmer, B.T. Whitehead, R.O. Morgan and Hargh A. Avant.
      Pg.230, 232, 237: 8 March 1858, Samuel Duncan wanted to be removed as security on bond of Nancy Jane Jenkins and James B?. W?. Hiett, execs. of estate of J.R.M. Jenkins decd.
      Pg.243: 5 April 1858, on motion of G.W. McLeod, as Asahel Duncan departed this life upwards of 30 days since, adm. of estate granted to G.W. McLeod, securities James Gohen; N.W. Bridges, N. Edwards and Wm. Collie appointed appraisers.
      Pg.264: 5 July 1858, appraisal of personal estate of Asahel Duncan decd. returned; sale bill returned.
      Pg.324: 1 April 1859, oath of Samuel Duncan that the estate of John Duncan decd is in a perishable condition and demands immediate attention; Samuel appointed curator of said estate, John having died 25 March 1859, sec. A.A. Wilson; Samuel to collect and preserve all property either personal or real that is likely to go to waste; he to sell property of decedent in same manner as an administrator and make a report.
      Pg.349: 7 June 1859, inventory and appraisal of John Duncan returned; sale bill returned by Samuel Duncan, curator of estate.
 

"Kentucky Opinions containing unreported opinions of the Court of Appeals" 1871 to 1872, by Hon. J. Morgan Chinn, Clerk, Vol.4; Kentucky Opinions, Vol.4, pgs.192 to 193 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 2/2004)
      SAMUEL DUNCAN'S Admr. v. AMANDA JENKINS, et al; Court of Appeals of Kentucky; 4 Ky. Op. 192; January 6, 1871, Decided.
      APPEAL from Marshall Circuit Court. C. P. Div.
      Opinion of the Court by Judge Lindsay:
      This court by its decision in the case of Watts v. Pettit's Heirs, 64 Ky. 154, 1 Bush 154, clearly recognizes the power of the county court under the provisions of the Act of March 10th, 1856, 1st Vol. Stanton's R. S., 581, by requiring new bonds from statutory guardians to release the surety or sureties upon existing bonds from all liability on account of the same.
      In this case the guardian of the appellees upon his own motion was allowed to execute a new bond for the express purpose of releasing Duncan from liability as his surety upon his original bond.
      A new bond was executed and approved and accepted by the court and it is recited in the order itself, "That Samuel Duncan can be and he is hereby forever released from any further liability as one of the sureties in said bond."
      The language of the statute is that "When the security of a guardian wished to be released as such, he shall apply to the county court," &c., and it is insisted that because of the fact that in this case the application was made by the guardian and not by the surety, that it does not come within the provisions of the statute and that Duncan's representative cannot claim that his intestate was absolutely released from liability, but only that the new bond was cumulative in its legal effect. We think that it may be safely assumed that the guardian made the application because of the fact that his surety Duncan wished to be released, and this fact of itself brings this case clearly within the reason of the statute.
      We are of opinion that the appellants exceptions should have been sustained as to the claim of the appellees, and the action of the court below is reversed and the cause remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, Samuel, widow Duncan, Rahamah A.; A 15 KY Cav.; 1884 May 22, Widow Appl. #315935, Cert. #261475, Ill. (MAD: 1850 Calloway Co. KY census; 1860 Marshall Co. KY census; mustered in at Paducah, McCracken Co. KY; to Williamson Co. IL)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Calloway Co. KY Deeds (FHL film 321,417)
      K-197: 14 Jan. 1858, Samuel Duncan and wife Ruhama A. to Solomon Seaford, $450, 80 acres, N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec. 8, Twp. 3, Range 3E, and 9-1/4 acres on W. fork of Clark's River. Ack. in Marshall Co. KY.
      K-220: 22 July 1857, Saml. Duncan and wife Ruhama A. of Marshall Co. KY to Wm. M. Rhea of Calloway Co. KY, $375, 152 acres on Clark's River, beg. SW corner Sec. 8, Twp. 3, Range 3E. Both signed, no wit., registered in Marshall Co. KY.

Calloway Co. KY Tax Records (FHL film 7,908)
1843: Duncan, Asel, 160a Calloway Co., 1 white pole, 1 black 16+, 3 total blacks, 6 horses (pg.4)
      Same, 160a Marshall Co. on TN River, 0 wp
1845: Duncan, Nancy, 0 wp, 1 b.16+, 4 t.b., 2 horses (pg.6)
      Duncan, Asel, 160a, 1 wp, 2 b.16+, 4 t.b., 5 horses (pg.27)
      Duncan, Nancy's heirs, 160a Marshall Co., TN River, 0 wp
1846: Duncan, Asel, 160a & 160a Marshall Co., 1 wp, 2 b.16+, 4 t.b., 8 horses (pg.6)
 

Union Co. KY Deed
      T-130/131: 5 Jan. 1861, Henry Stone of Webster Co. KY to the children and heirs of John Duncan decd, late of Marshall Co. KY, that is, Elizabeth Dixon late Duncan, wife of John Dixon, William P. Duncan, Robert Duncan, Susan Pritchett late Duncan, wife of John Pritchett Jr., Ann Eliza Duncan and Elijah C. Duncan, THAT in the lifetime of John Duncan decd, some time in the year 1856, the party of first part for $100 fully paid sold to John Duncan a parcel of land in Union Co. KY on waters of Highland Creek containing 61 acres, beg. at John Duncan's line, then ... corner to Duncan, then ... corner to James L. McClenden's survey, then ... another of McClenden's lines, then... to the beginning, being the tract granted to party of first part by patent 5 Dec. 1854, and the sale to John Duncan decd. was evidenced only by assignment endorsed on the original patent which is now lost, NOW the party of the first part sells the tract of land afsd to the parties of the second part with all appurtenances. /s/ Henry (X) Stone. Ack. 5 Jan. 1861 in Henderson Co. KY. Recorded Union Co. KY 4 Dec. 1862. (FHL film 561,094)
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Johnson Co. IL Deeds (SLC 12/11/2013 and 12/14/2013)
      D-344/345: 9 Dec. 1852, Samuel Duncan and Ruhama A. his wife of Marshall Co. Kentucky to James Preston Duncan of Johnson Co. IL, for $102 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Johnson Co. IL, SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.21 Twp.11S Range 4E containing 80 acres, warrant title. /s/ Samuel Duncan, Ruhamer A. Duncan. Wit. Wm. H?. Van??, J.L. Harrett?. They ack. deed 10 Dec. 1852 in Marshall Co. KY before Wiley? Walter?? (Wallas?) J.P. Certification by Henry Hefor?? of Marshall Co. KY Court, 11 Jan. 1853. (FHL film 963,312; VERY poor image)
      E-104: 11 Feb. 1854, James Moore and Permelia Jane his wife of Johnson Co. IL to Samuel Duncan of Marshall Co. KY, for $135 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Johnson Co. IL, part of S 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec.23 Twp.11S Range 4E, that is the SE 1/4 and beginning at NW corner of SW 1/4, then south 50 poles or rods, then east 80 poles, then north 50 poles, then west 80 poles to the beginning, containing in the whole 65 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ James R. Moore, Permelia (X) J. Moore. Wit. H.G. Laurence. Ack. before Ivy Reynolds, J.P., Johnson Co. IL, 11 Feb. 1854. Recorded 10 June 1854. (FHL film 963,312)
      E-202: ? day of ?? 1854, Samuel Duncan and Ruhama A. Duncan his wife of Marshall Co. KY to John Oneal of Johnson Co. IL, for $55 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Johnson Co. IL, SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.11S Range 4E containing 40 acres, warrant title; Samuel Duncan and Ruhamer Adaline Duncan his wife set their hands ... /s/ Samuel Duncan, R.A. Duncan. They ack. deed before J.C. Gilbert, Clerk of Marshall Co. KY Court, 14 Aug. 1854. Certification by T.L. Goheen, Presiding Judge of Marshall Co. Court, for J.C. Gilbert, 15 Aug. 1854. Recorded 28 Dec. 1854. (FHL film 963,312)
      E-235: 14 Aug. 1854, Samuel Duncan and Ruhamer A. Duncan his wife of Marshall Co. KY to John May of Johnson Co. IL, for $110 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Johnson Co. IL, E 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.11S Range 4E containing 80 acres more or less,, warrant title; Samuel Duncan and Ruhamer A. Duncan his wife set their hands ... /s/ Samuel Duncan, R.A. Duncan. They ack. deed before J.C. Gilbert, Clerk of Marshall Co. KY Court, 14 Aug. 1854. Certification by T.L. Goheen, Presiding Judge of Marshall Co. Court, for J.C. Gilbert, 15 Aug. 1854. Recorded 10 Jan. 1855. (FHL film 963,312)
      E-354: 12 Aug. 1854, Samuel Duncan and Ruhamer A. Duncan his wife of Marshall Co. KY to Craft McFarlin of Johnson Co. IL, for $55 paid, Samuel Duncan and Ruhamer Adaline Duncan his wife sell tract or parcel of land in Johnson Co. IL, NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.11S Range 4E containing 40 acres, warrant title; Samuel Duncan and Ruhamer Adaline Duncan his wife set their hands ... /s/ Samuel Duncan, Ruhamer A. Duncan. They ack. deed before J.C. Gilbert, Clerk of Marshall Co. KY Court, 14 Aug. 1854. Certification by T.L. Goheen, Presiding Judge of Marshall Co. Court, for J.C. Gilbert, 15 Aug. 1854. Recorded 18 April 1855. (FHL film 963,312)
      E-447: 6 Feb. 1855, Samuel Duncan and Ruhamer A. Duncan his wife of Marshall Co. KY to David Duncan of Johnson Co. IL, for $110 paid, sell tracts or parcels of land in Johnson Co. IL, SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.15 and NE 1/4 of NW [1/4] Sec.22 Twp.11S Range 4E containing 80 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Samuel Duncan, Ruhamer A. Duncan. They ack. deed before J.C. Gilbert, Clerk of Marshall Co. KY Court, 6 Feb. 1855. Certification by T.L. Goheen, Presiding Judge of Marshall Co. Court, for J.C. Gilbert, 6 Feb. 1855. Recorded 25 Oct. 1855. (FHL film 963,312)
      F-230: 17 March 1856, Saml. Duncan and Ruhamer A. Duncan his wife of Marshall Co. KY to Harmon Abney of Johnson Co. IL, for $350 paid, sell SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.12 and NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.13S of Range 3E containing 80 acres, warrant title. /s/ Samuel Duncan, Ruhamer A. (X) Duncan. Wit. J.A. Clark, J.W. Frezzell. Ack. 17 March 1856 before J.C. Gilbert, Clerk Marshall Co. KY by L.T. Gilbert, D.C. Cert. by T.L. Goheen, presiding Judge of Marshall Co. Court, 17 March 1856. Recorded March 22, 1856. (FHL film 963,313)
      F-410: 17 March 1856, Samuel Duncan and Ruhamer A. Duncan his wife of Marshall Co. KY to Milton Rushing of Johnson Co. IL, for $55 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Johnson Co. IL, NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.11S Range 4E containing 40 acres, warrant title. /s/ Samuel Duncan, Ruhamer A. (X) Duncan. Wit. J?. A. Clark, J.W. Frizzell. They ack. deed 17 March 1856 before J?. C. Gilbert, Clerk of Marshall County Court. Certification by Y.L. Goheen, Presiding [Judge] of Marshall Co. Court, 17 March 1856. Recorded 30 Oct. 1856. (FHL film 963,313) (F-410, not F-411)
      G-259: 17 Sept. 1856, Samuel Duncan [and] Ruhamer A. Duncan his wife of Marshall Co. KY to William Darnell of Johnson Co. IL, for $125 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Johnson Co. IL, NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.27 Twp.11S Range 4E containing 80 acres, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Samuel Duncan, Ruhamer A. Duncan. Wit. J.W. Frizzell, Ivy Reynolds. They ack. deed 17 Sept. 1856 before Ivy Reynolds, J.P., Johnson Co. IL. Recorded 11 Nov. 1857 ?? (FHL film 963,313)
 

Pope Co. IL Deeds
      F-553: 5 July 1854, Samuel Duncan and wife Ruhamen Adaline Duncan of Marshall Co. KY to Martin Cowgill of Pope Co. IL, $51, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.11S Range 5E, 40 acres. Duncans appeared in Marshall Co. KY 14 Aug. 1854. (FHL film 964,517 item 2)
      Q-87: 15 May 1854, Samuel Duncan of Marshall Co. KY to John Stone of Pope Co. IL, $55, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.29 Twp.11S Range 5E, 40 acres in Pope Co. IL (no wife's name). Wit. W.F. Vancleave, G.N. Vancleave. (FHL film 964,522 item 1)
 

Williamson Co. IL Deeds
      N-539/540: (filed) Oct. 13, 1859. 12 August 1854, Samuel Duncan and Rahamer Duncan his wife of Marshal Co. KY, to Joseph Jackson of Williamson, IL, that said Samuel Duncan and Rahamer Adaline Duncan his wife for $55 paid, sell tract in Williamson Co. IL, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.10S Range 4E, containing 40 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Samuel Duncan. Wit. Zachariah Jackson, J.C. Jackson. Marshall Co. KY, 14 August 1854, they appeared before J.C. Gilbert, Clerk of the County Court, and ack. deed, and Ruhomer A. relinquished right of dower; statement by T.L.Goheen, Presiding Judge of Marshall Co. Court re J.C. Gilbert, 14 August 1854. (FHL film 965,439)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1885 "KY, a History of the State" 1st? Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt, and from Evelyn Sigler 9/1982)
      Pg.223-4, Marshall Co. ELIJAH C. DYCUS, MD, now among the pioneers of Marshall Co., is a son of John and Nancy (Isaacs) Dycus; both parents natives of KY, both born in 1797. They removed to Edmonson Co. to the Purchase in 1830, and that year settled near the village of Briensburg, Marshall Co. John Dycus was a farmer and civil officer, and died when about 47 years old. His widow survived him many years, and died in 1877. Dr. E.C. Dycus is the 3rd child of a family of 11 born to these parents. He was born in 1820 in Hart Co. KY, and was age 10 when the father came to Marshall Co., then Calloway. ... Dr. Dycus began his practice in 1846 ... Dr. Dycus was married in New Providence [Montgomery Co.], TN, in 1849, to Miss Atlanta G. Duncan, dau. of James W. and Ann Duncan, of (MAD: Accomack Co.) VA. They have a family of seven children: Francesca J., John W., Ella C., Ann Eliza, Emmett C., Emma G. and Mary A. Dycus. ...
      Pg.227 (pg.337), Marshall Co. JAMES H. JOHNSTON, farmer, merchant and postmaster at Sharps, Marshall Co. KY, one of oldest citizens of his county. One of the first settlers in this portion of the county where he lives was his grandfather, Absalom Johnston, who with his family came to this county about 1817. Isaac Johnston, the son of Absalom and father of our subject, was at that time a man of family, and was born about 1792 in SC, but in early life immigrated to KY, settling east of the Tennessee River, thence to Marshall Co. as above stated. He served as a soldier in the war with the Seminole Indians, and married Miss Charlotte Baker, had 9 children: Alfred, Isaac O., Dunning B., Elizabeth who married O. Grifith, Ira, Christina the wife of C.V. Bailey, James H., Henry who died in Mexico while a soldier in the Mexican war, and Ambrose Johnston. Of this family, all are dead except two: Mrs. Bailey and the subject of this sketch. Isaac and Charlotte Johnston, the parents of this family, both died in 1837. James H. Johnston was born in Marshall Co. KY in 1822, and has lived in the immediate vicinity of his birth(place). In 1841 he married Drusilla, a dau. of Joseph Staten, she died in Oct. 1871, the mother of ten children: Nancy M. (wife of R.J. Hill), Joseph O. (deceased), William H. and Mary C. (both of whom died in infancy), Elizabeth (wife of W.J. Miller), Isaac, Felix F., Bell A. (wife of J.M. Bradley of NM), Jennie C. and Eulalia Johnston, the last named died in infancy. In 1872 Mr. [James H.] Johnston married his present wife, Adeline, dau. of John and Jane (Duncan) Grubbs, born in Calloway Co. KY in 1838. Three children: Alfred, Lucy and James B. Johnston. Members of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Mason.
 

1887 "History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Cos. IL" by Goodspeed (SUTRO book F547 G3Hs, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL book 977.39 H2 and film 934,984 item 3)
      Williamson Co. Biographical Appendix, pg.879: JOHN H. DUNCAN, county superintendent of schools, born in Marshall Co. KY on June 27, 1858, son of Samuel and Ruhamah (Frizzell) Duncan, natives of TN. Father to IL in 1864, locating in Franklin Co., a year later to this county, farmed until death which occurred while he was away from home in Johnson Co., Sept. 14, 1867. Politically prominent in Marshall Co. KY, where held various county offices ... commanded Co. A, 15th KY Cavalry in war. Our subject was reared on farm, attended Shurtleff College, Madison Co. IL, 2 years, then taught ... 1882 elected to present position, re-elected in 1886; Republican. ... Newspaper. Aug. 26, 1883, he married Mary M., dau. of W.J. Spiller of this county; they have a son and daughter. He is a Mason, an Odd Fellow, member of the Christian Church.
 

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