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

Last revised January 8, 2012

McCRACKEN CO. KY
Formed 1824 from Hickman
Ballard formed 1842 from Hickman, McCracken
 

1830 McCracken Co. KY Census
Pg.298  Morgan Dunkin      0200,001  -  0000,1

1840-1860 McCracken Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 McCracken Co. KY Census
District #4
Pg.58, #223-210, DUNCAN, Saml. 36 TN BLACK farmer $0-$300
                  Julian (f) 36 KY BLACK keeps house
                  Ashley (m) 15, Edward 14 KY BLACK laborers
                  Daniel 9, Ludea? (f) 6 KY BLACK
 

ESTATE RECORDS

McCracken Co. KY Probate (FHL film 301,070)
      A-317: 1 Dec. 1843, will of Lothogo W. Duncan; all to James F. Willett for benefit of wife Louisa Duncan "and the child with which she is now pregnant". Wit. R.H. Stanton, S.B. Nicholson, H.J. Moffitt. Proved Dec., 1843 in Mason Co. KY, certified by B. Small, clerk of McCracken Co. that copy of will of Lithgo W. Duncan was, on 29 April 1846, posted in my office, /s/ 17 Aug. 1846.
      (MAD: no location of "Lothogo" given; will also recorded in Mason Co. KY Will Book N, pg.13, in 1843; reference in "KY Genealogy" Vol.9 #1-4, 1967, pg.93-98 for Mason Co. KY records notes that Lithigo W. Duncan mar. 3/29/1843 Louise Willett, James F. Willett bondsman.)
 

LAND RECORDS

McCracken Co. KY Deed Indexes (SLC 6/2/2011; copied by CVD)
   Grantor index 1825-1938 (D-G) (FHL Film 301,055)
      A-394: Duncan, Thomas K. to Thomas Lingerall, P of Atty, Mar. 22, 1834, May 17, 1834, Power of Attorney
      C-88: Duncan, Lithgo W. to Henry Cropper, deed, Oct. 18, 1839, Dec. 13, 1839, 1/4 Lot 172 Court House St.
      E-26: Duncan, Louisa by Extr to L.M. Piercell, deed, Mar. 11, 1847, May 27, 1847, Lot 172 Paducah
      Y-29: Duncan, C.P. & Lignoria al to J.D. White, Comr.D, Dec. 2, 1874, Jan. 22, 1875, Lots 1-2-3 B&W Addition
      Y-31: Duncan, C.P. & Lignoria H. al to G.H. Morrow, Comr.D, Dec. 2, 1874, Jan. 22, 1875, Lots 25-26-27 B&W Addition
      Y-33: Duncan, C.P. & Lignoria H. al to S.B. Caldwell al, Comr.D, Dec. 2, 1874, Jan. 22, 1875, Lots 16-17-18 B&W Addition
      Y-36: Duncan, C.P. & Lignoria H. al to John Q.A. King al, Comr.D, Dec. 2, 1874, Jan. 22, 1875, Lots 28-29-30 B&W Addition
      Copied Duncans only up to 1880
   Grantee index 1825-1938 (D-G) (FHL Film 301,057)
      C-16: Duncan, Lithgo W. from Pell, James al, deed, June 10, 1839, June 12, 1839, 1/2 First Add Lot #172
      C-195: Duncan, Lithgo W. from Henry Cropper al, deed, Oct. 18, 1839, Sep. 21, 1840, Part Lot #172 First Addition
      Y-561: Duncan, Ben, from Commercial Bank of KY, deed, Oct. 21, 1872, Nov. 8, 1872, 100 acres Ballard County
      Z-393: Duncan, Ben from Commercial Bank of KY, deed, Nov. 12, 1877, Nov. 12, 1877, (blank locality)
      Copied Duncans only up to 1880
 

McCracken Co. KY Deeds (SLC 10/4/2011)
   Vols. A-B 1825-1839 (FHL Film 301,060)
      A-394/396: 22 March 1834, Thomas K. Duncan of Ross Co. OH, administrator of Benjamin Duncan my brother who died as it is said of cholera in May 1833 at Paducah, KY, intestate, have appointed Thomas Lingerall of county & state afsd my attorney and agent to proceed? to Paducah, KY, and ask, demand, and if necessary to sue for me to receive any and all money, debts, property, goods, etc. that belonged to the said Benjamin Duncan deceased or in which he was in any way interested and act in my name as administrator both in and out of court and in giving receipts ..., and to have with him evidence of my being such administrator of Benjamin Duncan decd. from the Court of Common Pleas of Ross Co. OH ... /s/ Thos. K. Duncan, Administrator of Benjamin Duncan decd. Wit. John L. Taylor, Wm. Key Bond?. Thomas K. Duncan, Administrator of Benjamin Duncan decd, appeared before James Miller, Justice of the Peace for Ross Co. OH, 22 March 1834. Certification by Humphrey Fullerton, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for Ross Co. OH that James Miller Esqr. was and now is an acting Justice of the Peace, 22 March 1834. Certification by Frederick Gorinth? (Grinks?), President Judge of Court of Common Pleas of Ross Co. OH re Humphrey Fullerton, 22 March 1834. Recorded McCracken Co. KY, Preston Smith?? Clerk of McCracken County Court certified the power of attorney and certificates of authentication were exhibited in his office and ordered to be recorded, 17 May 1834. (FHL film 301,060; SLC 10/4/2011)
   Vols. C-D 1839-1847 (FHL Film 301,061; SLC 10/4/2011; inner edge of pages hidden in center binding)
      C-16: 10 April 1839, James Pell and wife Elizabeth of McCracken Co. KY to Lithgo W. Duncan and Henry Cropper of Mason Co. KY, for $500 paid, sell 1/2 of a certain lot or parcel of ground in the first addition to the town of Paducah in Co. & state afsd, designated as Lot No.172, being the south ?? half of land lot fronting on said Third? Street leading out by the Courthouse, adj. lot of Voluntine Owen?, lot of Rodney Cox??, warrant title. /s/ James Pell, Elizabeth Pell. They appeared before Branton? Small?, Clerk of the County Court, 12 June 1839. (FHL film 301,061; SLC 10/4/2011; date indexed as June 10, 1839 but it looks like April)
      C-88/89: 18 October? 1839, Lithgo W. Duncan of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, to Henry Cropper of same, for $250 paid, sell to said Henry Cropper 1/4 of a lot or parcel of ground in the first addition to the town of Paducah in McCracken Co. KY, known as Lot 172, being the upper half of the southwest half of the lot sold by James & Elizabeth Pell to James M. Clark, L.W. Duncan & Henry Cropper, fronting on the Street leading out by the courthouse, adj. lot of Valentine Owen, together with all appurtenances ...; warrant title. /s/ L.W. Duncan. Lithgo W. Duncan ack. deed before Chas. B. Williams, Mayor of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, 19 Oct. 1839. Filed McCracken Co. KY 13 Dec. 1839 with Branton? Small, Clerk of the County Court. (FHL film 301,061; SLC 10/4/2011)
      C-195/196: 18 Oct. 1839, Henry Cropper of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, to Lithgo W. Duncan of same, for $250 paid, sell to said Duncan 1/4 of a lot in the first addition of town of Paducah, McCracken Co. KY, known as Lot No.172, being the lower half of the southwest half of the lot sold by James and Elizabeth Pell to James L. Clark and L.W. Duncan and Henry Cropper fronting on the Street leading by the Court House, adj. James M. Clark's 1/2 of said lot, together with all appurtenances; warrant title. /s/ Henry Cropper, Amelia Cropper. Statement by Chas. B. Williams, Mayor of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, that the deed from Henry Cropper and wife Amelia to Lithgo W. Duncan was ack. by the grantees, 18 Oct. 1839; filed 21 Sept. 1840 with B. Small, Clk. of County Court, McCracken Co. KY. (next document, pg.196, was first part of deed 1 April 1840 from James M. Clark and Jane? Clark his wife of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, to George Hulet? of same, for $471.56, 1/2 lot No.172) (FHL film 301,061; SLC 10/4/2011)
   Vols. E-F 1847-1851 - E has an index (FHL Film 301,062; SLC 10/4/2011)
      E-26/27: 11 March 1847, James F. Willett executor of the late Lithgo W. Duncan and Louisa Duncan, widow of said Duncan, to L.M. Piercell of Paducah, McCracken Co. KY, for $85 paid, sell to said L.M. Piercell a lot in the first addition of the town of Paducah, McCracken Co. KY, known as Lot No.172, being the lower half of the southwest half of the lot sold by James and Elizabeth Pell to James Whitaker, L.W. Duncan and Henry Cropper, fronting on the street leading by the courthouse, together with the appurtenances and improvements, warrant title. /s/ James F. Willett, exor of W. Duncan deceased, and Louisa (X) Duncan. 11 March 1847, appeared before Elijah C. Phister (/s/ Ely C. Phister), Mayor of Maysville, James F. Willett executor as afsd and Louisa Duncan. Certification 27 May 1847 by Braxton? Small, Clerk of McCracken Co. KY Court, deed and certificate were filed 25 March 1847 in his office. (FHL film 301,062; SLC 10/4/2011)
      Did not look at 1870's deeds
 

TAX RECORDS

McCracken Co. KY Tax Lists (FHL film 8,147)
1824: Dinkin, M.
1825: Dinkin, John M.
1826: Dinkin, John M.
1827: None
1828: ? (waterstained)
1829: None
1830: Missing
1831: None
1832: Missing
1833: None
1834: Missing
quit.
 

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.338, Company I, 12th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Owensboro, [Daviess Co.] KY: John Duncan, Private, enr. Jan. 5, 1864; mustered in March 17, 1864 at Paducah, [McCracken Co.] KY, for 3 years; mustered out Aug. 23, 1865 at Louisville, KY.
      Pg.348, Company M, 12th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Owensboro, [Daviess Co.] KY: Wm. F. Duncan, Private, enr. Jan. 15, 1864; mustered in March 17, 1864, at Paducah, [McCracken Co.] KY, for 3 years; mustered out Aug. 23, 1865 at Louisville, KY.
      Pg.394, Company A, 15th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Paducah, [McCracken Co.] KY: Samuel Duncan, Captain, enr. July 28, 1862; mustered in Oct. 6, 1862 at Paducah, KY, for 1 year; mustered out Oct. 23, 1863, discharged (no locality given).
      Pg.397, Company C, 15th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Paducah, [McCracken Co.] KY: John R. Duncan, Private, enr. Aug. 14, 1862; mustered in Oct. 6, 1862, at Paducah, KY, for 1 year; mustered out Oct. 29, 1863 at Paducah, KY.

"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.690, Company B, 23rd KY Veteran Volunteer Infantry: John Duncan, Private, enr. as substitute; mustered in Dec. 17, 1864, at Paducah, [McCracken Co.] KY, for 3 years; deserted Feb. 11, 1865, at Huntsville, AL.

"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, Samuel, Captain, 15th Cavalry, (blank), discharged Oct. 23, 1863.

"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.96, Company E, 119th US Colored Infantry: Samuel Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in May 28, 1865, at Paducah, [McCracken 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, John R.; C 15 KY Cav.; 1890 July 18, Invalid Appl. #818298, Cert. #574131, Ill. (MAD: 1850 Caldwell Co. KY census; 1860 Lyon Co. KY census; mustered in at Paducah, McCracken Co. KY; to Pope Co. IL, d. Saline Co. IL)
      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)
      Duncan, Samuel, widow Duncan, Jennie; E 119 US C. Inf.; 1888 Dec. 17, Invalid Appl. #682074, Cert. #550532, KY; 1895 May 10, Widow Appl. #614059, Cert. #413021, Ill.; remarks XC940739. (MAD: mustered in at Paducah, McCracken Co. KY)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1885 "KY, a History of the State" 1st? Edition (Vol.), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt)
      Pg.190 (pg.300?), Paducah and McCracken Co. SAMUEL G. HINES, McCracken Co., is a native of Logan Co., this State, was born December 8, 1838, and is a son of John Hines, who was originally from VA, but came to KY with his parents when a young man, locating in Logan Co. where he resided most of his life on a farm. A few years preceding his death, he went to live with his son in Ballard Co. KY, and there departed this life at the age of 82 years. His wife, formerly a Miss Ann Duncan, died a short time before her husband. They had eleven children. Our subject ... age 21 in Logan Co., in 1870 to Ballard Co., 12 years, then to present farm in McCracken Co., retaining the Ballard farm. Twice married, his first wife having formerly been a Miss Frances Miller of Logan Co., three children, one of whom, Joseph, now living; second wife was Miss Alice Bacon of McCracken Co., three children, Cordelia, George and Samuel G.

1922 "Centennial History of Arkansas" Vol.II, by S.J. Clark Pub. (from Evelyn Sigler 12/1983 and FHL film 934,820 item 2)
      Pg.266: DAVID HENRY DUNCAN, lumberman of Pine Bluff [Jefferson Co. AR], born Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN, Feb. 22, 1865. His father, David Duncan, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, came to this country when quite a young man, settled in Cincinnati [Hamilton Co. OH], afterwards moving to TN. He married Miss Harriett Dobb of Philadelphia, whose brother gained great distinction as an instructor in Gambler College; another brother, the Rev. Alexander Dobb, was rector for many years of the historic and famous Trinity Church in New Orleans ... David Henry Duncan spent his childhood in Paducah [McCracken Co.] KY with his father, who operated a large hub and spoke factory. When only a boy the care and responsibility of the business fell upon his shoulders, on account of the failing health of his father. He manfully met his duty, and as his sister, Mrs. T.W. Moore of Redfield, Arkansas, who alone of the children survives ... He came to Arkansas 20 years ago and engaged in the lumber business and for the past 12 years was identified with John F. Rutherford of the Bluff City Lumber Co. ... In 1892 he was married to Miss Martha Rose Dorsey of Atkins, Arkansas, who with four children survives him and mourns his untimely death ... died 22 March 1909.
 

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