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

Last revised March 24, 2001

McLEAN CO. KY
Formed 1854 from Muhlenberg, Daviess, Ohio
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1860 McLean Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 McLean Co. KY Census (from page by page)
Livermore Precinct
Pg.249, #142-144, DUNCAN, Sarah 35 KY keeping house $1100-$0
                  Helen A. 13, James 11, Owen (m) 9 KY
                  Essie (f) 3, George 2 KY
                  (MAD: 1860 Breckinridge Co. KY; George Duncan's will 1/1/1868 named wife Sarah Elizabeth Duncan and "four" dear little children; see 1860 Breckinridge Co. KY, George Duncan b.1837 KY; see 1850 Breckinridge Co. KY, George S. Duncan 14 KY with his grandfather James Duncan 73 MD d. 1857)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

McLean Co. KY Wills (FHL film 570,755)
      1-63: 1 Jan. 1868, will of George Duncan; entire estate to wife Sarah E. Duncan and "my four dear little children" to be equally divided; wife to have control of estate until children come of age. Executor wife Sarah E. Duncan. Wit. Wm. C. Tauner, H. Riley. Prob. Jan. 15, 1868.
      1-67: 20 Nov. 1868, Sarah Elizabeth Duncan, widow and relict of George Duncan; relinquishment of will's bequest but claims dower and distributable share.
 

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.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.71, Company F, 3rd KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Calhoun, [McLean Co.] KY: William H. Duncan, Private, enr. Oct. 20, 1861, mustered in Dec. 13, 1861 at Calhoon, 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.
      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.830, Company D, 11th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: James H. Duncan, Sergeant, enr. Sept. 14, 1861; mustered in Dec. 9, 1861, at Calhoon, KY, for 3 years; died Jan. 20, 1862, at Calhoon, KY.
      Pg.940, Field & Staff of the 17th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: David Duncan, Sergeant Major, enr. Sept. 6, 1861, mustered in Jan. 3, 1862 at Calhoon, KY, for 3 years; was Corporal Co. A to June 1862; Sergeant to July 1862; 1st Serg. to July 4, 1863; Serg. Maj. to March 16, 1864; transferred to Co. C as 1st Lieut. (MAD: resided Muhlenberg Co. KY per list of officers)
      Pg.944, Company A, 17th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: David Duncan, 1st Sergeant, enr. Sept. 6, 1861; mustered in Jan. 3, 1862, Calhoon, KY, for 3 years; Promoted from Corporal to 1st Sergeant June 1, 1862; transferred to non-commissioned Staff as Sergeant Major July 1, 1862.
      Pg.944, Company A, 17th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: Robert Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 6, 1861; mustered in Jan. 3, 1862, at Calhoon, KY, for 3 years; deserted Oct. 9, 1862, at Springfield, KY.
      Pg.946, Company B, 17th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: Wm. Duncan, Private, enr. Oct. 8, 1861; mustered in Jan. 4, 1862, at Calhoon, KY, for 3 years; mustered out Jan. 23, 1865, at Louisville, KY.
      Pg.948, Company C, 17th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: David Duncan, Captain, enr. May 15, 1864, mustered in May 13, 1864 at Marietta, [Cobb Co.] GA, for 3 years; mustered out Jan. 23, 1865 at Louisville, KY; was Corp. Co. A, 17th KY, to May 1st, 1862; Serg. to June 1st, 1862; 1st Serg. to July 1st, 1863; then Serg. Maj. to March 16, 1864; appointed 1st Lieutenant Co. C; then Captain May 15, 1864.
      Pg.952, Company D, 17th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: James H. Duncan, Private, enr. Oct. 15, 1861; mustered in Jan. 1, 1862, at Calhoon, KY, for 3 years; mustered out Jan. 23, 1865, at Louisville, KY; was Corporal Company C, 25th KY Infantry, prior to consolidation.

"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.202, Company B, 26th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: Wm. S. Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 1, 1861; mustered in March 5, 1862 at Nashville, [Davidson Co.] TN, for 3 years; re-enlisted and transferred to 26th KY Veteran Infantry.
      Pg.802, Company C, Green River Battalion: James Duncan, Private, enr. Dec. 6, 1864; mustered in Feb. 28, 1865, at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY, for 1 year; deserted March 15, 1865, at Calhoon, 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 & other pages)
      Pg.919, Alphabetical List of Officers. Name, Rank, Regiment, Residence, Remarks. (MAD: semi-alphabetical, not indexed)
      Duncan, David, Captain, 17th Infantry, Greenville [Muhlenberg Co.] KY, (blank) (MAD: organized at McLean Co. KY)
      Duncan, Garnett, 2nd Lt., 3rd Cavalry, Louisville [Jefferson Co.] KY, (blank) (MAD: Company organized at McLean Co. 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)
      Pg.973, Roll of Soldiers mustered into State but not into US service: Company F, 17th KY Infantry: George W. Duncan, Private, enr. Oct. 25, 1861; discharged Dec. 11, 1861. (MAD: most of 17th KY Infantry enrolled at Calhoun, McLean 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, widow Duncan, Mary McD.; Sgt. Maj. & A. 17 KY Inf., C 17 KY Inf.; 1872 Oct. 3, Invalid Appl. #178738, Cert. #123728?, KY; 1916 June 2, Widow Appl. #1067752, Cert. #817458, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Calhoon, McLean Co. KY; ?? bro. of James H., 1850 DeKalb Co. TN census, or bro. of Robert of 1860 Muhlenburg Co. KY census)
      Duncan, James H., widow Duncan, Sarah J.; D 11 KY Inf.; 1863 May 29, Widow Appl. #22914, Cert. #29942. (MAD: mustered in at Calhoon, McLean Co. KY; d. 1/20/1862 at Calhoon, KY; 1850 DeKalb Co. TN census, 1860 Butler Co. KY census)
      Duncan, James H., widow Duncan, Nancy J.; C 25 & D 17 KY Inf.; 1886 June 7, Invalid Appl. #575912, Cert. #383996; 1915 Sept. 16, Widow Appl. #1053083, Cert. #811223, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Calhoon, McLean Co. KY)
      Duncan, Robert, alias Patterson, Robert; A 17 KY Inf., H 38 Ill. Inf.; 1893 Feb. 18, Invalid Appl. #1146198, no cert., KY. (MAD: mustered in at Calhoon, McLean Co. KY)
      Duncan, William, widow Duncan, Mary A.; B 17 KY Inf.; 1879 Sept. 5, Invalid Appl. #307519, Cert. #398650; 1910 April 30, Widow Appl. #941208, Cert. #705042, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Calhoon, McLean Co. KY)
      Duncan, William H.; F 3 KY Cav.; 1892 April 21, Invalid Appl. #1106003, Cert. #830884, KY. (MAD: ? 1850 Daviess Co. KY census; mustered in at Calhoon, McLean Co. KY)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1995 "KY, a History of the State" 2nd Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt)
      Pg.81-2, McLean Co. DR. CHRISTOPHER R. WILLIAMS, McLean Co., was born Nov. 21, 1840, in Daviess Co., the third of ten children of George S. and Lucy L. (Swope) Williams, natives of Nelson and Spencer Cos. KY respectively; he the son of Rolla Williams who married a Miss Duncan, and whose parents lived for a short time in the fort at Louisville; the latter (Lucy L. Swope) was a dau. of William Swope, who married a Miss Holtsclaw. ... (MAD: Rawleigh Williams mar. Rosy Duncan 9/7/1802 Nelson Co. KY, perhaps dau. of John Duncan & Mary Woods)
 

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