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Last revised May 19, 2013

PENDLETON CO. KY
Formed 1787 from Bracken, Campbell
Owen formed 1819 from Scott, Franklin, Gallatin, Pendleton
Grant formed 1820 from Pendleton
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Pendleton Co. KY Census
Pg.113  Duncan, Willis        10010         - 20010
          (MAD: mar. 1st Frances Colvin 4/10/1800; mar. 2nd
            Philadelphia Haney 7/29/1834 Hancock Co. IL;
            1840-1850 Adams Co. IL census; son of John Duncan Jr.
            of Fauquier Co. VA)
   116  Duncan, Elias         31010         - 11110
          (MAD: mar. 1st Elizabeth Colvin 12/21/1792 Fauquier
            Co. VA)
   116  Duncan, Enoch         30010         - 11010


1820 Pendleton Co. KY Census
Pg. 19  Willis Duncan         100101        - 01110
    21  Elias Duncan          011101        - 00100
    31  Enoch Duncan          110001        - 00000


1830 Pendleton Co. KY Census
Pg. 65  Thornton Duncan       1100,01       - 1100,1
          (MAD: 1840 Bracken Co. KY census; 1860 Jackson Co. MO census)
        Elias Duncan          0000,1000,1   - 0000,001
          (MAD: mar. 2nd Margaret Jemison, widow of John, 2/25/1826)
    68  Enoch Duncan          0200,2000,1   - 0011,01


1840 Pendleton Co. KY Census
Pg.230  Ambrose Duncan        1010,01       - 2000,1
          (MAD: mar. Cynthia Colvin 2/1/1836; 1850 Adams Co. IL census)
   240  Hansford Duncan       0100,1        - 0000,01
          (MAD: mar. Cynthia Forsythe 10/1/1830)

1850 Pendleton Co. KY Census
District 1
Pg.357, #103, Hansford DUNCAN 44 KY farmer $3500
                  Cyntha 43 KY
                  Charles 18 KY
 

1860 Pendleton Co. KY Census
Town of Falmouth
Pg.429, #2-2, George C. LIGHTFOOT 56 KY merchant &
                  tavern keeper & family & others
                  C. DUNCAN (m) 28 KY attorney $500-700
P.O. Morgan
Pg.557, #855-854, Hansford DUNCAN 53 KY farmer $3420-6660
                  Cyntha 53 KY
                  (no others in household)
 

1870 Pendleton Co. KY Census
Falmouth Precinct
Pg.362, #78-78, McKINNEY, F. (m) 87 VA (white) farmer $0-$200
                  Cordelia 25 KY house keeper
                  WHITAKER, John 14, Sarah N. 12 KY
                  DUNCAN, Lucy 75 KY BLACK house servant
Falmouth
Pg.407, #29-29, DUNCAN, Chas. 38 KY (white) lawyer $10,000-$1000
                  E.C. (f) 28 KY housekeeper
                  E.H. (f) 10/12 KY b.Aug.
                  OMERRA, E. (f) 16 OH (white) nurse
                  BROWN, Harriet 16 KY BLACK house servant
                  DUNCAN, H. (m) 64 KY (white) farmer $20,000-$2,000
Precinct 4, P.O. Falmouth
Pg.452, #174-168, LOGAN, Mary 74 KY (white) keeping house $1000-$200
                  DANCAN, Mary (f) 15 KY (white) house keeper
Precinct 7, P.O. Collinsville
Pg.510, #174-171, DUNCAN, Wm. 45 KY (white) working farm $0-$400
                  M.E. (f) 29 KY keeping house
                  Lucy 11, Adeline 8, James 1 KY
                  WOLF, Malinda 54 KY (white) serving in family
                  Ageline (f) 22 KY serving in family
                  Marg. (f) 26 KY serving in family
                  Lisa (f) 17 KY
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Pendleton Co. KY General Index to Marriages (FHL film 272,797; SLC 2/2009)
   Date of Issue, Date of Marriage, Male surname & given name, Female (MAD: surname first), File No. & Document #, marriage record vol-page, race (all White)
      4/8/1800, 4/10/1800, Duncan, Willis, to Colvin Frances, 1#16, 1-1
      2/16/1826, 2/25/1826, Duncan, Elias, to Jemison Margaret, 5#4, 1-145
      4/3/1828, 4/3/1828, Duncan, Gavin B., to Frazer Eliza, 5#75, 1-161
      9/29/1830, 10/1/1830, Duncan, Hansford, to Forsythe Cynthia, 5#147, 1-180
      2/1/1826, 2/4/1826, Duncan, Ambrose, to Colvin Cyntha, 6#146, 1-237
      6/3/1863, 6/3/1863, Duncan, Daniel, to Young Delia, 14#184, 2-227
      4/3/1875, 4/5/1875, Duncan, William, to Calvert Cinduska, 23#159, 12-114
   Date of Issue, Date of Marriage, Female surname & given name, Male (MAD: surname first), File No. & Document #, Marriage Record vol-page, race
      5/21/1800, 5/22/1800, Duncan, Susannah, to Miles Gabriel, 1#17, 1-1
      2/23/1805, 3/19/1805, Duncan, Polly, to Daniel Vivian, 1#87, 1-10
      1/30/1813, 2/2/1813, Duncan, Mariah, to Byland Elias G., 2#64, 1-39
      3/20/1819, 3/25/1819, Duncan, Matilda, to McCarty, Edward, 3#106, 1-95
      2/21/1821, 2/22/1821, Duncan, Fanny, to Williams Elijah, 4#6, 1-105
      5/22/1822, 5/23/1822, Duncan, Susannah, to Critchlow John A., 4#40, 1-119
      7/30/1823, 7/31/1823, Duncan, Elizabeth, to Sterne John W., 4#70, 1-127
      3/29/1834, 3/30/1834, Duncan, Louisa, to Lightfoot Francis, 6#93, 1-216
      12/28/1835, 12/29/1835, Duncan, Susan, to Forsythe John Jr., 6#138, 1-234
      9/21/1836, 9/21/1836, Duncan, Lemira P., to Roberts Hilery, 6#170, 1-244
      3/22/1838, 3/24/1838, Duncan, Martha, to Sharp John Jr., 7#63, 1-263
      Next was much later
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Pendleton Co. KY Wills recorded in Deed Book Vol.B, 1803-1815 (FHL film 272,782; abstract of B-139 also by Donna Thompson to Georgia Helderlein to MAD 9/1988)
      B-139: Will of Thomas Duncan of Pendleton Co. KY, weak of body, revoking all other wills. To my nephew Mathew Duncan son of Seth Duncan, 500 acres on Highland Creek, and all my right and title of what is coming to me from the estate of John Carney Decd, a suit being now instituted against said Carney's heirs in Berkley Co. VA, and all estate coming to me in Franklin Co. PA which Mathew Duncan has a power of attorney from me to collect, also my negro woman Lucy and all my personal estate. To Seth Duncan Junior son of Seth Duncan, 500 acres on Clay Creek, "Livington" Co. KY. To "the neice" Eliza Duncan of Seth Duncan, 660 acres in Nelson Co. Appoint my brother Seth Duncan with my friend John Mountjoy Sen. my execs. 19 June 1806. Wit. Alexander C. Lanier, Britain Clay. Proved July 1806 by Alex. C. Lanier, and at Oct. ensuing by Britain Clay. Recorded Oct. 14, 1806.
      B-287: Will of Charles Calvin of Pendleton Co. KY, weak in body, to be privately buried. To my dau. Elizabeth Duncan a negro woman Palace. To my dau. Nancy Duncan a negro woman "Frank" and the child which she now has, and $30 in lieu of a horse which she was to have had. To my dau. Franky Duncan a negro girl Eve and $30 in lieu of a horse which she was to have had. To my dau. Susanah Sharp a negro woman Charlotte and $40 in lieu of a horse and saddle which she was to have had. To my son Charles B. Calvin a negro girl Siller and 50 acres including the land cleared by John Sharp binding on Chas. Sternes line toward Enoch Duncan ('s line). To my dau. Margaret Riddell a negro girl Sibb. To my grandson Gaven Duncan, bed clothes and furniture. Rest to be sold at 12 months credit and proceeds equally divided among aforesaid children. Whereas Elias Duncan now owes me £25 and Willis Duncan owes me $100, the £25 be considered part of my dau. Elizabeth Duncan's dividend, and the $100 be considered part of my dau. Franky's dividend. The other slaves not be sold if my children can agree upon a division, otherwise they be sold. Appoint Elias Duncan, Willis Duncan and Charles B. Calvin execs., revoke all former wills. 15 March 1810. Wit. Pressy Kennett, Andrew Porter, Sally Porter. Proved 21 May 1810 by Press. G. Kennett and Andrew Porter. Recorded 24 May 1810. (MAD: the clerk plainly wrote the name as "Calvin", but it should probably be "Colvin")
 

LAND RECORDS

Pendleton Co. KY Deeds (index on FHL film 272,778)
      B-56: 4 March 1805, John Sanders and wife Sarah of Pendleton Co. KY to Seth Duncan of same, £80, 200 acres by estimation on bank of a branch [unnamed], bank of the river [unnamed]; no wit. (FHL film 272,782)
      B-64: 5 March 1805, Seth Duncan and wife Ruhamah to Britain Clay, both Pendleton Co. KY, $400, 100 acres on branch between said Duncan and Best. No wit. (FHL film 272,782)
      B-73: 8 July 1805, "Bailett" Bennett and John H. Eve of Scott Co. KY to Willis Duncan of Pendleton Co. KY, said "Bartlett" Bennett and John H. Eve, for £75 KY money, sell 100 acres on Charles Calvin's corner on Merideth's line at corner of Charles Sternes improvement, Holt Ruperdon's line; if lost to said Willis by prior claim, they to refund purchase money with interest; wit. John Hobody, Isham Sanire?. (FHL film 272,782)
      B-139: Will of Thomas Duncan of Pendleton Co. KY, weak of body, revoking all other wills. To my nephew Mathew Duncan son of Seth Duncan, 500 acres on Highland Creek, and all my right and title of what is coming to me from the estate of John Carney Decd, a suit being now instituted against said Carney's heirs in Berkley Co. VA, and all estate coming to me in Franklin Co. PA which Mathew Duncan has a power of attorney from me to collect, also my negro woman Lucy and all my personal estate. To Seth Duncan Junior son of Seth Duncan, 500 acres on Clay Creek, "Livington" Co. KY. To "the neice" Eliza Duncan of Seth Duncan, 660 acres in Nelson Co. Appoint my brother Seth Duncan with my friend John Mountjoy Sen. my execs. 19 June 1806. Wit. Alexander C. Lanier, Britain Clay. Proved July 1806 by Alex. C. Lanier, and at Oct. ensuing by Britain Clay. Recorded Oct. 14, 1806. (FHL film 272,782; and abstract by Donna Thompson to Georgia Helderlein to MAD 9/1988)
      B-164: 5 May 1807, Seth Duncan and wife Ruhama of Pendleton Co. KY to Luke Bryam of Campbell Co. KY, $450, land on south fork of Licking River, being the balance of tract purchased of John Saunders after laying out 100 acres to Britain Clay. No wit. (indexed 100a) (FHL film 272,782)
      B-276: 8 Feb. 1810, Charles Colvin Sen. to "William" Duncan, both Pendleton Co. KY, for love to Willis Duncan ("William" erased and "Willis" written in), my son-in-law, 70 acres on Licking River, part of Howel Lewis's 1000 acre survey, adj. Holt Richardson. Wit. Elias Roberts, F.M. Sterne, Frncs. Pettit. (FHL film 272,782)
      B-287: Will of Charles Calvin of Pendleton Co. KY, weak in body, to be privately buried. To my dau. Elizabeth Duncan a negro woman Palace. To my dau. Nancy Duncan a negro woman "Frank" and the child which she now has, and $30 in lieu of a horse which she was to have had. To my dau. Franky Duncan a negro girl Eve and $30 in lieu of a horse which she was to have had. To my dau. Susanah Sharp a negro woman Charlotte and $40 in lieu of a horse and saddle which she was to have had. To my son Charles B. Calvin a negro girl Siller and 50 acres including the land cleared by John Sharp binding on Chas. Sternes line toward Enoch Duncan ('s line). To my dau. Margaret Riddell a negro girl Sibb. To my grandson Gaven Duncan, bed clothes and furniture. Rest to be sold at 12 months credit and proceeds equally divided among aforesaid children. Whereas Elias Duncan now owes me £25 and Willis Duncan owes me $100, the £25 be considered part of my dau. Elizabeth Duncan's dividend, and the $100 be considered part of my dau. Franky's dividend. The other slaves not be sold if my children can agree upon a division, otherwise they be sold. Appoint Elias Duncan, Willis Duncan and Charles B. Calvin execs., revoke all former wills. 15 March 1810. Wit. Pressy Kennett, Andrew Porter, Sally Porter. Proved 21 May 1810 by Press. G. Kennett and Andrew Porter. Recorded 24 May 1810. (FHL film 272,782) (MAD: the clerk plainly wrote the name as "Calvin", but it should probably be "Colvin")
      B-490: 1 Aug. 1814, Elias Duncan and Charles B. Colvin, exors of Charles Colvin decd, late of Pendleton Co. KY, who in his lifetime on 15 March 1810 made his will, which had clause that remainder to be sold; among his property we sell to Enoch Duncan for $702, 250 acres on Licking adj. Charles B. Colvin, Bartlett Bennett, Holt Richeson, Willis Duncan. Any recourse to be against Bartlett Bennett. No wit. (FHL film 272,782)
      C-344: 13 Jan. 1818, Enoch Duncan to Pressly Kennett, both Pendleton Co., $180, 60 acres on main Licking, part of Howel Lewis' survey of 1000 acres, adj. Bartlett Bennett's orig. corner & line, Holt Richardson, said Duncan's spring branch. No wife, no wit. (FHL film 272,783)
      C-405: 25 March 1818, Enoch Duncan to Pressly Kennett, both Pendleton Co. KY, $72, 13 acres 28 poles on main Licking, part of Howel Lewis' survey, adj. Enoch & Willis Duncan's spring branches, Pressly Kennett's 60 acres heretofore purchased of said Duncan. No wife, no wit. (FHL film 272,783)
      E-91: 29 Sept. 1824, John Darnaby and wife Elizabeth of Fayette Co. KY to Elias Duncan of Pendleton Co. KY, $250, 249 acres on Licking, part of grant to Edward Trurman, adj. Robert Forsythe's corner, that John Darnaby and Elias Duncan bought of Joseph Alsop 500 acres in company; they both paid separately for their shares, say 250 acres each; the deed was made by a decree of Shelby Circuit Court to John Darnaby; Darnaby's relinquish claim to within 250 acres to Elias Duncan. (FHL film 272,784)
      E-120: 4 Jan. 1825, Elias Duncan to Thornton M. Duncan, both Pendleton Co. KY, $1, 20 acres on main Licking, adj. Robert Forsythe's corner. No wife, no wit. (FHL film 272,784) (MAD: indexed 70 acres, but written "twenty" acres, word does not start with "s"; land not identical to land in E-122)
      E-121: 21 Feb. 1825, John Wheeler and wife Elizabeth (X) to Thornton M. Duncan, both Pendleton Co. KY, $410, 209 acres on north fork of Licking, adj. Elias Duncan. No wit. (FHL film 272,784)
      E-122: 11 March 1825, Thornton M. Duncan and wife Polly (X) to John Wheeler, both Pendleton Co., $125, 70 acres (sic) on main Licking, adj. Robert Forsyth. No wit. (land description not identical to land in E-120) (FHL film 272,784) (MAD: mar. Mary (Polly) Routt 3/16/1820 ? Bracken Co. KY)
      E-287: 20 March (no year), Elias Duncan and wife Margaret to Hansford Duncan, both Pendleton Co. KY, $300, 249 acres on waters of Blanket Creek adj. Robert Forsythe, subject to a deduction of 70 acres already conveyed by me to Thornton Duncan, being the tract now owned by John Forsythe Jr., the balance say 179 acres. Wit. Gaven B. Duncan, Joseph R. Morris. Rec. 23 April 1827. (FHL film 272,784; indexed 1827, 179a) (MAD: See Gaven B. Duncan in Adams Co. IL 1830-1850 census)
      E-311: 7 May 1827, John W. Sterne of Pendleton Co. KY to "William" Duncan of afsd, $245.29 in bank notes in KY, parcel beg. at a stone in the middle of the Cynthiana road, then with the road to the foot of the hill, up the hill, Meredith's line, Alvin Mountjoy's line, Halt Richardson's line, S. fork of Licking down the river, to Alvin Mountjoy's corner, then to beginning, near the town of Falmouth, including plantation whereon said Sterne now resides, containing 249 acres; convey to said "Willis" Duncan; but in case said John W. Sterne shall pay a certain Asberry Broadwell the amount of two promissory notes, which Willis Duncan is jointly bound, this to secure said Duncan. /s/ John W. Sterne, Willis Duncan. (FHL film 272,784; SLC 2/2009)
      E-312: 10 Oct. 1826, Andrew Porter of "Owing" Co. KY to Willis Duncan of Pendleton Co. KY, (no money stated or other consideration) tract of land, part of James Cunningham's survey of 500 acres, beg. corner of 100 acres the said Duncan's land and in Holt Richard's line ... containing 70 acres. (no wife). Wit; James Thornton, Samuel Purdy. (FHL film 272,784; SLC 2/2009)
      E-317: 1 Oct. 1827, Thornton Duncan and wife Mary of Pendleton Co. KY to Wm. J. Penick of afsd, for $400, sell tract on waters of North Fork of Licking River, it being the tract where said Duncan now resides, containing 196 acres, beg. at Elias Duncan's NW corner and line, to bank of the river, below the mouth of lick branch, containing 209 acres, subject to a lot sold to Elias Duncan ... west side of Blanket Creek, and one other lot sold Berkett Calvin of 7-1/2 acres ... reserving to myself 196 acres ... "Thomas" Duncan and wife Mary ... /s/ Thornton Duncan, Mary Duncan. Wit. George Keith, Paschal McGlasson, Thomas McGlasson. (FHL film 272,784; SLC 2/2009)
      E-318: 10 Oct. 1827, William J. Penick of Mason Co. KY to "Thomas" Duncan of Pendleton Co. KY, for $110, sell to the said Thornton Duncan, tract on waters of North Fork of Licking containing 196 acres, being the tract described in Thornton Duncan's deed of date to the said William J. Penick, this day Penick paid Duncan all the purchase money except $110, and [has] given a bond for $75 and a note for $35 (more not copied). (FHL film 272,784; SLC 2/2009)
      E-319: 2 Oct. 1827, Pleasant Glenn of Pendleton Co. KY to Thornton M. Duncan of same, $232.50, land on waters of Main Licking adj. bank of Main Licking at and below the first branch entering the said Licking below the Willow Ripple ... and down the said Licking, 100 acres more or less. Ack. "yesterday" before W.C. Kennett, Clk, 3 Oct. 1827. (FHL film 272,784; SLC 6/2009)
      E-454: 5 June 1829, sheriff to "William" Duncan; estate of George King; sold by writ of firi facias; "William" Duncan highest bidder; valued at $275; Duncan was owed debts by King; paid $10, part of lot 30 Falmouth. (indexed Willis Duncan) (FHL film 272,784)
      E-483: 10 Oct. 1827, Reuben Mullins purchased of Willis Duncan, both of Pendleton Co. KY, negro slaves for $900, part of which was paid, $300 paid and he delivered the slaves, the remainder $600 is unpaid and due; to secure the payment I sell to said Willis Duncan the said negro man slave Jim about 40 years of age and said negro female slaves Roar(?) about 40 and Martha Ann about 2 and negro boy slave Alexander about 7 and Thomas about 5 and future increase; promise to pay before 1 June 1831. (FHL film 272,784; SLC 6/2009)
      E-504: 11 Sept. 1829, Willis Duncan to George King, both Pendleton Co. KY, $10, the right Willis Duncan derived from a deed executed to him by Enos Daniel as late Sheriff of Pendleton Co., dated 15 June 1829, to a fractional part of lot 30 in town of Falmouth, with a brick house thereon. /s/ Willis Duncan, Francis Duncan. (FHL film 272,784)
      F-105: 3 Sept. 1831, Thornton M. Duncan and wife Mary (X) to Ambrose Duncan, both Pendleton Co. KY, $350, 100 acres on main Licking. No neighbors given. No wit. (FHL film 272,784)
      F-111: 20 Sept. 1831, John H. Benson of Pendleton Co. KY to Thornton Duncan of same, $300, tract on Blanket Creek, part of patent to Moses Scott, bounded ... on line of Samuel Meredith's 1000 acre survey, corner to Nimrod Colvin's land, east side of road from Falmouth to Cynthiana, corner to said Coppage and Nimrod Colvin's land, being 108 acres and 18 square poles, including the plantation where said John H. Benson now lives. /s/ John H. Benson, Mary (X) Benson. (FHL film 272,784; SLC 6/2009)
      F-168: 3 April 1832, Willis Duncan of Adams Co. IL to Reuben Mullins of Pendleton Co. KY, $300, 2 tracts on Licking; 170 acres part of Howel Lewis's survey upon which the said Duncan resided, 100 acres adj. former Charles Colvin's corner (more desc. not copied) conveyed to Duncan by B. Bennett and Jno. H. Ewe? by deed 8 July 1805, rec. Book B, pg.73; the other part adj. Holt Richardson, 70 acres conveyed to Willis Duncan by Charles Colvin Sr. No wife. Duncan in Pendleton Co. KY court 3 April 1832. (FHL film 272,784)
      F-188: 9 June 1832, Robert Rawlings of Pendleton Co. KY to Hansford Duncan of same, $100, land on Blanket Creek and its waters, beg. W. bank of Blanket Creek, ... line of Robert John Forsythe and corner to land of James Rawlings, ... line of Elijah Williams, being 100 acres. /s/ Robert Rawlings, Elizabeth Rawlings. (FHL film 272,784; SLC 6/2009)
      F-205: 8 Aug. 1832, Enoch Duncan to Augustus Robbins, both Pendleton Co. KY, $1100, 59.87 acres adj. Willis Duncan's land, formerly Press. G. Kennett's Sr. No wife, no wit. (FHL film 272,784) (MAD: plainly written 59.87 acres, plainly indexed 69 acres on Licking)
      F-302: 22 Feb. 1830, Bank of KY to Charles Duncan, $1, 2 tracts on Main Licking, viz, (1) 50 acres, part of land lately owned by Enoch Duncan, lying on the most SE corner thereof, adj. John and Richard Glenn's land; (2) 50 acres also part of tract lately owned by Enoch Duncan lying in SW part, on Willis Duncan's line and fence and corner, adj. the first tract. (FHL film 272,784) (MAD: from reference in Linnie Wright Barrett Notebook 17, pg.28 which had "Ham" Licking)
      F-393: 8 Aug. 1834, Charles Duncan and wife Harriet to Thomas G. Hall, both Pendleton Co. KY, $325, 152 acres, part of survey entered in name of Howell Lewis & patented to Bartlett Bennett adj. Bennett's old line, Augustus Robbins, heirs of Jeremiah Mowrell decd, Hill's heirs, Richd. A. Collins line, Wm. Oldham's house. No wit. (FHL film 272,784)
      G-113: 18 July 1836, Thornton Duncan of Bracken Co. KY to Birkett Colvin of Pendleton Co. KY, $31, 8 acres on Blanket Creek, being NW part of tract purchased by said Thornton Duncan from John Wheeler, adj. said Birkett Colvin's spring branch. No wife, no wit. (FHL film 272,785)
      G-224: 23 Jan. 1837, Thornton Duncan and wife Mary of Bracken Co. KY to Beverly L. Minor of Pendleton Co. KY, $400, 108 acres on Blanket Creek adj. Samuel Meredith's survey, corner Nimrod Colvin, Baldwin Coppage's land, incl. plantation and improvements whereon Charles Duncan now lives. No wit. (FHL film 272,785)
      G-298: 25 Jan. 1838, Ambrose Duncan and wife Cynthia A. to Beverly S. Minor, both Pendleton Co., $800, 133 acres on main Licking (no neighbors given). No wit. (FHL film 272,785)
      G-366: 25 Jan. 1838, Beverly L. Minor and wife Sally to Ambrose Duncan, both Pendleton Co. KY, $595, 108 acres adj. Samuel Meredith's survey of 1000 acres, corner Nimron (sic) Colvin's land, road from Falmouth to Cynthiana, corner Baldwin Coppage, incl. plantation and improvements whereon Charles Duncan now lives; reservation that Ambrose Duncan agrees and releases for use of Nimrod Colvin a small fraction of this land, the part now enclosed by N. Colvin, his sugar crop. No wit. (indexed land on Blanket) (FHL film 272,785)
      H-5: 12 March 1841, Ambrose Duncan and wife Cyntha to Nimrod Colvin, both Pendleton Co. KY, $750, 101 acres 2 rods 25 square poles on Blanket Creek, adj. Samuel Meredith's survey of 100 acres, corner said Nimrod Colvin, road from Falmouth to Cynthiana, corner William Coppage, including the plantation and improvements said Ambrose Duncan now lives on. /s/ A. Duncan, Cyntha Duncan. No wit. (FHL film 272,785)
      H-39: 8 May 1841, Nimrod Colvin of Pendleton Co. KY to Hansford Duncan of same, $100, tract on waters of Blanket Creek, beg. on south side Blanket Creek, near NW corner of said Duncan's land on which he now lives, ... 100 acres. (FHL film 272,785; SLC 6/2009)
      H-579: 3 April 1846, Hansford Duncan and wife Cynthia (X) of Bracken Co. KY to Benjamin L. Forsyth of Pendleton Co. KY, $1200, tracts on Blanket Creek, (1st) tract conveyed to Hansford Duncan by his father Elias Duncan in his lifetime bounded ... Robt. Forsythe's SW corner and line to his NE corner, crossing the river and down the river, 249 acres, subject to 70 acres long since conveyed to Thornton Duncan by his father Elias Duncan, leaving a ballance of 179 acres in said 1st tract. (2) part of land conveyed to Thornton Duncan by John Wheeler 21 Feb. 1825, adj. the land conveyed to Hansford Duncan by Elias Duncan herein conveyed by Hansford Duncan to said B.L. Forsyth the quantity not known. (3) tract conveyed by Nimrod Colvin to said Hansford Duncan May 8, 1841, beg. south side Blanket Creek, near NW corner of Duncan's land of 179 acres, containing 100 acres. Ack. 11 April 1846. (FHL film 272,785; SLC 6/2009)
      H-597: 16 March 1846, Thornton M. Duncan and wife Polly of Bracken Co. KY to Hansford Duncan of same Co. & State, $40, land in Pendleton Co. on Blanket Creek, being all that part of tract of land conveyed to said Thornton M. Duncan by John Wheeler by deed 21 Feb. 1825, and which lies in SW corner of said tract and on SW side of said Creek binding on said Creek, and the lines contained in the deed and adj. land now owned by said Hansford Duncan the quantity not known but be the same more or less; no wit. Rec. in Bracken Co. KY. (FHL film 272,785)
      I-194: 13 March 1848, Graham Wallace of Pendleton Co. KY to Hansford Duncan of same, $3,800, $2,500 of which is paid and residue secured by notes of $650 each payable in one and two years from date thereof, (1) tract on which said Wallace now lives on south fork of Licking River, corner to John Turner's heirs land, ... corner to Peter Levengood's land, ... Merriwether's old line, 116-1/2 acres being purchased by him at commissioner's sale and deeded him by William Turner's heirs, recorded Book H, pages 10, 11 and 12. (2) tract on west side of South Fork of Licking River, adj. ... lands of Peter Levengood, mouth of Short Creek, land of John Childers, land of Perry Morris and said Childers, 177 and 88/100 acres being recently deeded to said Wallace by Martin Fugate. (3) land in Neils old line, Merriwether's line, 25 acres recently deeded by Rewben McCarty to said Wallace, part of 97 acre survey and patent to said McCarty. (4) 1/2 interest in lands deeded by Richard Merriwether to him to be laid off opposite and next to the first parcel. /s/ Graham Wallace, Elizabeth (X) Wallace. (FHL film 272,786; SLC 6/2009)
      (MAD: Deeds after 1850 to/from Hansford Duncan not copied; later deeds to/from others not copied; Indexed deeds to Thornton W. Duncan (written at top of section) but deeds themselves seem to read to/from Thornton M. Duncan.)
 

COUNTY RECORDS

Pendleton Co. KY Records (from Eleanor Bassett from microfilm via Becky Myers 8/1999, with permission to share)
      Order Book page 237, August 1834: An instrument of writing purporting to be the Will of Elias Duncan decd was this day produced in court. And its admission to be placed of record as the Will of said decedent was visited? by the heirs of decd (Law it) Maria Byland John Chritchlaw Thornton Duncan, Frances Williams & Hansford Duncan. Where from Berkel Colvin the only .... witness thereto was introduced and sworn and depored That the said entire will was wholly written by himself the witness the name of the Decedent and that there was no other witness there to, but himself. Whereupon the Court refused the said writing to be entered of Record as the Will of the said Elias Duncan Dec. (FHL film 272,793? or 1,842,924?)
      Page 238, August, 1834: Margaret Duncan Widow & Relict of Elias Duncan Deceased this day by written deed proven in court by the oaths of Berkel Colvin & John A Critslow relinquis had her right of Administration on the estate of her said dec husband & moved the Court by said deed to appoint Thornton Duncan administrator of the said Decedents Esate. Whereupon letters of Administration on the Estate of Elias Duncan dec is granted to the said Thornton Duncan in du form of law. Who together with Beverly L Minor, John A Chirtchlow of Nimrod ..... Colvin entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars Conditioned according to law.
      On the motion of Thornton Duncan adm of the Estate of Elias Duncan decd It is ordered that Beverly L Minor, Peter Forsythe John Forythe & Berket Colvin or any three of them being first duly sworn .., and they are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the slaves if any and personal estate of the said decedent and return an inventory thereof to this court. (FHL film 272,793? or 1,842,924?)
      Deed Book B, page 490-2: Elias Duncan and Charles B Colvin executors of the last will and testament of Charles Colvin ded. 15th day of March 1810, make his last will and testament.
            In which said last will and testament is among other things the following claus Vix: "The residue and remainder of my estate lands tenments, hereditaments with my slaves, good, chattels.. with all other property of what kind so even to me appertaining I wish to be sold at twelve months credit pursurant to which said recited provision and clause in said will we the said Elias Duncan Charles Colvin two of the executors named therein having refused to join in the probate therof proceeded to sell at twelve months order the Estate real and personal of said Testaor (except the Legacies mentioned in said will) and among other property we sold to Enoch Duncan the tract of land hereafter described for the sum of Seven Hundred and two dollars: land lying in the county of Pendleton containing two hundred fifty acres more or less, Beginning at a small sugar tree corner to Charles B Colvin thence with his life N 87 1/4 E 176 poles to two black.. Hickory and dogwood in Bartlett Bennetts original line; thence with said line N 111 1/3 or 14 1/3 W 311 poles to a white oak and black ash said Bennetts original corner standing near the top of a line thence S 75 1/2 .. poles to a stake at the intersection of said Bennetts line with a line of Holt Richeson thence with said Richeson's line S55 degrees W 80 poles to two sugar trees and a dogwood corner to Willis Duncan thence binding on his lines S 13 degrees E 216 poles to a stake S 77 degrees.. 50 poles to a stake in the line called for in a deed from Bennett to said Charles Colvin decd thence with said line 13 3/4 degrees E 25 poles to the Beginning. Aug 1814 (FHL film 272,782?)
      Deed Book B, page 492: The following Covenant is to be considered as a part of the above deed ie that is in case the aforesaid land should be taken from said Enoch Duncan by a prior or better claim than the one which we have this day conveyed to him. the said Enoch shall have the same advantage of recourse against Bartlett Bennett as the said Charles Colvin decd or his heirs were entitled to by virtue of this contract & deed from them the benefit whereof we hereby assign to the said Enoch Duncan his heirs... signed Elias Duncan and Charles B Colvin. by William C Kennett. 30 Aug 1814 (FHL film 272,782?)
      Deed Book E, page 90: This indenture made this twenty nineth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty four between John Darnaby of the county of Fayette and state of Kentucky of for our part and Elias Duncan of the county of Pendleton and state afore mentioned of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Daranby and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars current money of Kentucky have granted, bargained and sold unto the said Elias Duncan all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Pendleton on the waters of Licking being a part of a tract of land granted to Edward Trurman by virtue of a land office treasure warrant and Bounded as follows to wit; Beginning at a red oak and Sugar tree Forsythes south west corner, thence with his line north 89 east 543 poles to Robert Forsythes north east corner on elm owl berchs thence north 1 degree west 48 poles crossing the river to a stake on the bank thence down the river with the boundrys as follows North 61 west 27 poles N 36 west 25 poles to w stake thence west 508 poles to a sugartree thence 84 degrees West 75 poles to the beginning. containing two hundred and forty nine acres, together with all and very of the appurtenances, advantages and improvements thereunto belonging or in any appurtaining to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said Elias Duncan his heirs executors admrs or assigns forever and the said John Daranby and his wife for themselves their heirs we do covenant and agree to and with this said Elias Duncan his heirs and assigns that they the said John Daranaby and Elizabeth his wife the aforesaid tract of land to the said Elias Duncan his heirs or assigns against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons claiming by though or under the said John Daranby and Elizabeth his wife their heirs or assigns do warrant and forever defend, but not against the claim or claims of all and every person whatsoever. but-- is particulary understood that the said John Danaby and Elizabeth Danaby Elias Duncan bought of a ..tom Joseph Alsop Five hundred acres in company and that they both paid separately for their inspection parts and parcels say two hundred and fifty acres each. but the deed being made by a ... of Shelby Circuit court to John Danaby as will more appear by reference to said drever? [MAD: decree] they said John Danaby and Elizabeth his wife do agree by these presents to relinquish all claims to the two hundred and fifty acres of the said Elias Duncan his heirs and assign and should the said land be sold or any part ..of . . the said Danaby and Elizabeth his wife do empower the said Elias Duncan his heirs and assigns to sue the said Joseph Alsop heirs for the recovery of said purchase money agreeable law; In witness whererof the said John Darnaby Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals this day and date first above written. (FHL film 272,784?)
      Deed Book E, page 120: This indenture made this 4 day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred twenty four by and between Elias Duncan of the county of Pendleton and State of Kentucky of our part and Thornton M Duncan of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar current money of Kentucky to the said Elias Duncan to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Thornton M Duncan all that track or parcel of land situated in the county of Pendleton on main Licking River and bounded as follows; Beginning at Robert Forsythes north east corner an elm and bush? thence west 177 1/2 poles to a birch on rlm? thence north 75 poles to a white oak and black ash, thence east 115 poles to a Lynn Buckeye & ironwood on the bank of this river thence up the river with the mronders? as follows- south 40 degrees east 35 poles south 46 degrees east 26 poles south 66 degrees east 26 poles to two Birches and Buckeye, thence south 24 poles to the beginning, containing Twenty acres be they some more or less; ... signed Elias Duncan. (FHL film 272,784?)
 

COURT RECORDS

"Reports of select cases decided in the Court of Appeals of Kentucky" ("Kentucky Reports" [Vol.] 33 - DANA III) by James G. Dana, in 9 Volumes, all the cases reported in the year 1835, Vol.III; Vol.33, pg.229 to 232 (California State Law Library 12/2003) (MAD: Hansford Duncan mar. Cynthia Forsythe 10/1/1830; John Forsythe Jr. mar. Susan Duncan, 12/28/1835)
      DUNCAN and Wife vs. FORSYTH; Court of Appeals of Kentucky; 33 Ky. 229; 3 Dana 229; June 10, 1835, Decided.
      From the Circuit Court for Pendleton County.
      Judge EWING delivered the Opinion of the Court. AN action of ejectment was brought by Robert Forsythe, as lessor, against John Forsythe, as tenant in possession, and at the April term, 1832, Duncan and wife were admitted defendants. At the July Term, 1834, on the calling of the cause for trial, the affidavit of Duncan was exhibited, and motion made for a change of venue, which was overruled by the Court. Whereupon a motion was made for a rule on the attorneys for the plaintiff, on affidavit, that the lessor of the plaintiff had died since the filing of the declaration in ejectment -- "to show and exhibit on record, who in fact the plaintiffs were, who, since the death of the lessor of the plaintiff, carried on this suit against the defendants;" which motion was also overruled by the Court.
      The only affidavit which shows the death of the lessor, is contained in the affidavit for a change of venue, and which is in the following language: "That since the institution of said suit, Robert Forsythe hath departed this life; that since his death, John Forsythe, William Forsythe, Peter Forsythe and others, together with Benjamin Forsythe and Thomas Best, who administered upon the goods, &c. of said Robert Forsythe, deceased, appear to take an interest in said suit, and since have taken the management thereof upon themselves, conceiving themselves legally interested in the same, as your petitioner supposes and believes;" and further stated, "that at sundry times, up to the present term of the court, efforts had been made to settle, and adjust, and compromise the matters in controversy.
      The practice of staying proceedings in ejectment until security for costs be given, in cases where the lessor of the plaintiff was an infant, was resident abroad, or died during the pendency of the suit, originating with the court of King's Bench, was afterwards adopted by all the courts of England as an established rule of practice, and has, by repeated adjudications, become the law of the land. (MAD: more not included here)
      From these adjudications, it seems, a defendant has a right to ask and demand of the court, a stay of the proceedings upon a proper case made out, until security for costs be given; or, where the lessor is unknown to him, to demand that he be made known.
      But this right is for the benefit of the defendant, and may be waived by him.
      If a defendant desires security for costs, he should show by affidavit that the lessor is dead, and move the Court, specifically, for a stay of proceedings until security be given. No error is committed in rendering judgment without it.
      No motion was made in the present case, for a stay, for want of security. It is true, he asks for an exhibition of the names of the persons who are carrying on the suit. But his affidavit does not show that they are unknown to him. And indeed his affidavit shows clearly, that he is well apprised of the individuals who were concerned. He must have known who were the heirs and representatives of Robert Forsythe, deceased, who lived and died in his neighborhood; and who were alone interested in prosecuting the said suit, and upon whom all the interest of said Robert devolved; and who would have a right to be put into possession of the land, under the direction of the Court in case of success. He set forth the names of several, if not all of them, in his affidavit, as well as the names of his administrators; and swore that propositions for compromise had been passing, before and since the death of the lessor, up to that time. He could not have been ignorant of who they were. The motion seems to have been made more in the spirit of vexation, and with the intention to procrastinate, than with a view to be informed of their names or persons; and was properly overruled by the Court.
      On the trial of the cause, the Court instructed the jury, that if the defendant Cynthia purchased the land when sold under Arnold's execution, for the purpose of hindering, delaying or defrauding the creditors of John Forsythe, that in such case, said purchase was void as to such creditors, and as to purchasers, and judgments and executions in favor of such creditors.
      The defendant Cynthia claimed under a prior deed, made in pursuance of a sale made under execution in favor of Arnold. The lessor of the plaintiff claimed under a subsequent deed, or on a subsequent sale under execution.
      There is evidence in the cause to justify the jury to conclude, that the sale under which she claimed, was brought about by a fraudulent arrangement concocted between John Forsythe, the defendant in the execution, her father, and herself, and the sheriff, to shift the land out of his hands into the hands of his daughter Cynthia, with the intention to hinder, delay and obstruct creditors in the collection of their debts. That the sheriff was used as a mere instrument to accomplish this object. If so, the sale would not stand upon better ground than a sale made for that purpose by John Forsythe himself. And it has been repeatedly settled by the English courts, in the construction of their statute of frauds, as well as by this Court, in the construction of our statute, that a sale made with such intention, is void, not only as to prior creditors and purchasers, but also, as to subsequent creditors and purchasers.
      It is, therefore, considered by the Court that the judgment of the Circuit Court be affirmed.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Fayette Co. KY Deeds
      45-616: 6 June 1868, Maryum (X) Sharp wife of Tilford (X) Sharp of Pendleton Co. KY to William Duncan of Bracken Co. KY, for $120, real estate in Fayette Co. KY on waters of Boffmans and Boon Creeks, being one undivided one seventh of about 85-1/2 acres which David Duncan the father of said Maryum Sharp died seized & possessed, it being her undivided interest, which descended to her as one of the heirs of said David Duncan decd; wit. J.B. Applegate. (from Karen King Scales 2/1997)
      102-145: 26 Aug. 1870, Daniel (X) Duncan and wife Adeline of Bracken Co. KY to William Duncan of County aforesaid, $75, land in Fayette Co. on Boone Creek, one undivided seventh of land, 85-1/2 acres, declared to their father David Duncan decd. and now in possession of said William Duncan. No wit. Rec. Pendleton Co. 26 Oct. 1870, rec. Fayette Co. KY 12 Feb. 1894. (FHL film 8,739)
            (MAD: Pendleton Co. KY Will #113, pg.248, of Martha Sharp dated 6/8/1867, proved 12/3/1867, mentions among other children, dau. Syntha Ann who was given land belonging to Daniel Duncan in Fayette Co. KY; from pg.15, "Pendleton Co. KY Will Abstracts 1841-1871" by Janet Pease; FHL booklet 976.9 A1 #11. Martha Duncan mar. John Sharpe Jr. 3/24/1838 Pendleton Co. KY)

Bracken Co. KY Deeds
      L-47: 11 Dec. 1834, William Garred and wife Sally of Bracken Co. KY to Thornton Duncan of Pendleton Co. KY; that William, James, Isham T., and John M. & wife Sally J. Garrard to Thornton Duncan, $935, 195-1/2 acres on bank of Licking, Rout's corner. Wit. Simson? Routt, Riley Routt. (FHL film 344,076)
      P-4: 31 Jan. 1845, Simeon H. Walton of Bracken Co. KY to Hansford Duncan of Pendleton Co. KY, $1200, 200 acres on Locust & Willow Creeks, on which said Walton now resides. No wit. (FHL film 344,078)
      Q-300: 14 March 1849, Hansford Duncan & wife Cynthia (+) of Pendleton Co. KY to Robert & Elliott Fishback of Bracken Co. KY, $2000, 200 acres on Locust & Willow Creeks; mention title bond 10 March 1848. Reg. Pendleton Co. KY. (FHL film 344,079)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1888 "KY, A History of the State" Edition 8B, by Perrin (from Evelyn Sigler and Nancy Bobal)
      Pg.803: JOSEPH DUNCAN, native of Pendleton Co. KY, born August 28, 1830, son of Thornton and Mary (Routt) Duncan. He was reared in Bracken Co. KY; his parents removed there when he was quite young; in 1854 he married Miss Mary E. Ogden, a daughter of John and Frances (Threlkeld) Ogdon, of Bracken Co. Mr. Duncan is a member of the firm of Ogdon & Duncan, composed of Bela Ogdon and Joseph Duncan. They have many business interest besides their store, which is the largest in the county. They are interested in steam saw and grist-mills as well as the leaf tobacco trade.
 

1882 "History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison & Nicholas Co. KY" by Perrin (from Evelyn Sigler 7/1982)
      Mary Duncan, dau. of Thornton and Mary Routt, natives of Culpeper Co. VA.
 

1881 "The History of Jackson County, Missouri ... : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches ... history of Missouri, maps of Jackson County" pub. by Union Historical Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 J13Hi; and FHL book 977.841 H2h and films 962,549 item 1 and 1,000,293 item 2)
      Pg.932: Van Buren Township. WILLIAM CASH, farmer and hotel-keeper, Lone Jack, MO, was born in Wilkes Co. NC April 16, 1815, and was a son of Lewis and Mary Cash. At an early age he moved with his parents to Lincoln Co. KY. Lived in Lincoln Co. till about 17 years of age, then to Lexington 3 years, then Brucken (sic) Co. KY and worked at his trade for about 7 years. He was married July 7, 1840, to Miss Elizabeth Duncan, who was born in Pendleton Co. KY October 3, 1823, she being a daughter of Thornton and Mary Duncan. This couple then moved to Harrison Co. and remained there till they moved to MO, in 1856, when they settled in Benton Co. and lived there 8 years; thence to Cooper Co. MO and remained there until 1877, when they located in Lone Jack. Eleven children, six of whom are still living: Thornton, born Oct. 10, 1843; Oscar, Oct. 13, 1845; Mary E., Nov. 10, 1847; Milton, May 4, 1853; Ellen, April 29, 1858; John H., Jan. 8, 1861. ...
 

1920 "History of Jackson Co. MO" by W.Z. Hickman (FHL book 977.841 H2hj; other Duncan references were late, after 1880)
      Pg.623-4: JOHN E. LIGHTFOOT, a Civil War veteran, and for many years a resident of Jackson Co, now deceased, was a native of KY; born in Pendleton Co. on Aug. 7, 1841, and died in Jackson Co. on March 4, 1919. He was a son of Frank and Louisa (Dunken) Lightfoot, both natives of TN. They moved to KY at an early day and there reared a family of five children, of whom John E. was the third in order of birth. John E. Lightfoot came to MO from KY in 1882, settled first in Johnson Co. 14 years, then Jackson Co., farmed; during Civil War served 3 years in Confederate cavalry under General Morgan; discharged at Mt. Sterling, KY; Democrat, member of Masonic lodge. Dec. 2, 1869, John E. Lightfoot married Miss Louisa Colvin, native of Harrison Co. KY, born Aug. 9, 1847, who now resides with her son Charles C. in Van Buren Twp, Jackson Co. John E. Lightfoot & wife had children: the eldest, a daughter, died infancy; Frank lives near Lone Jack; James in Pleasant Hill; Susan married William Cogswell and resides in Jackson Co.; May married Oliver Thompson and lives near Lone Jack; Ruth married William Ingrum and is now deceased; and Charles D., born Johnson Co. MO Oct. 10, 1885, married on Jan. 4, 1910, to Miss Bettie Perdue, native of Jackson Co., dau. of Daniel and Amanda (Tyler) Perdue ...
 

"Portrait and biographical record of Adams County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens : together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1892, 593 pgs. (LH9756, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 825,553 and 934,969 item 3)
      Pg.229-230: D.P. COLVIN, section 20, Ursa Township, the oldest living settler here and whose family is one of the most prominent in the township. The father of our subject was George Colvin, a native of Culpeper County, Va., born in 1784. He was reared in Kentucky and lost his parents at an early day. Being unable to serve in the War of 1812, he furnished a substitute. He was married in Kentucky and lived all his life a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. The mother of our subject was Nancy Davis, who was born in 1789, and was the daughter of George Davis, who emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky and died there. Of the eight children born to the parents of our subject, only himself and Mrs. Cynthia A. Duncan, of Ursa, remain. He was born in Pendleton County, Ky., February 24, 1815, and was reared to manhood on a farm. He afterward learned the trade of a cooper, and came to Illinois in 1838. He settled on section 20, in Ursa Township, ... Stephen Booth from Kentucky in 1835 brought with him his wife, Elizabeth, and his daughter Elizabeth, and the latter, who was born in 1819, became the wife of our subject in 1840. Parents of six children, 5 yet living ... Our subject was again married, in 1854, Miss Sarah Kirkpatrick, 2 children ... Our subject lost his first wife in 1852, and his second in 1867. In 1868, he married Miss Mary E. Hedges, who was born in Bourbon Co. KY in 1828 and was the daughter of William Hedges, an early settler.
      Pg.431-432: WILLIAM C.W. STERNE, section 5, Ellington Township, ... born in Falmouth, Pendleton County, KY., December 3, 1824, of English descent. Grandfather, Charles Sterne, was born in Virginia, served 8 years in Revolutionary War, to Kentucky, built first house in Pendleton Co., was County Sheriff for 15 years, died on his farm when past the age of 4 score years. John W. Sterne, the father of our subject, was one of 4 sons and 1 daughter, born in Culpeper Co. Va., April 11, 1792. Served in War of 1812 ... With his wife and son, our subject, he started with teams for Adams County, Ill., in 1829, one year in Quincy, then purchased 160 acres on Section 5, Ellington Township. ... To his first purchase, he afterwards added 80 acres ... upon which he made his home until his death, in 1880, at the advanced age of 88 years. His estimable wife, who bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Duncan, was born in Pendleton County, Ky., in 1801. For sixty years they traveled life's journey ... the husband passed away at ten o'clock on Sunday morning and on Tuesday, at the same hour, the mother was called to her final home. They were laid to rest in the same grave. Mr. Stern, whose name heads this sketch, is the only child of that worthy couple ... on the 13th March, 1851, our subject married Elizabeth Penrose, of Washington County, Pa., who came with her father, Thomas Penrose, ... Five children ... she died 1865, he married again in February 1876 to Sarah F. Benson, native of Warsaw, Ill, and dau. of Leven and Susan (Sharp) Benson. They have one daughter, Anna Gertrude. ...
 

OTHER SOURCES

The early records, including deeds, wills, and order books, of Pendleton Co. KY have been abstracted and published by Janet Pease. Her books contain an index also to the witnesses and neighbors and beneficiaries, and should be consulted. They show heirs, migrations to other counties, and other pertinent items. They also show the presence of Seth Duncan from 1802 to 1807 when he moved to Bourbon Co. KY; William Duncan in 1802 when he removed to Harrison Co. KY; Archibald Duncan of 1809 Harrison Co. KY and 1810 Nicholas Co. KY; and in Order Book C, pg.192, in 1817, a possible connection between Joseph Duncan (wife Nancy Stevens) of Clark Co. KY whose daughter Polly Stevens Duncan mar. Vivion Daniel 3/19/1805 in Pendleton Co. KY, to Willis and Elias Duncan who were appointed guardians to two orphans of John Sharpe, bondsman Vivion Daniel.
 

"KY Court and Other Records" Vol.II, by Julia Hoge Spencer Ardery, under Bourbon Suits, on pg.117, Jas. Duncan vs. Joseph Duncan's Hrs., Box 312, May, 1809, names many heirs, and includes a Deposition of Mary M. Laughlin taken in Franklin Co. PA, deposeth she went to house of Capt. Seth Duncan in Pendleton Co. KY about 6 days before death of Sarah Duncan. Another suit was filed in Barren Co. KY Equity Court, Bundle 380, #1827, J. Duncan heirs vs. Sarah Bell, filed March & June 1827 (Judgments on FHL film 209,800), but there was no mention of Pendleton Co. KY.
 

"The Duncans of Bourbon Co. KY" by Julia Hoge Spencer Ardery (FHL fiche 6,018,102 and other sources)
      This book contains information on Thomas Duncan (d.1806 Pendleton Co. KY) and Seth Duncan, sons of Matthew Duncan, and gives sources.
 

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