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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised December 17, 2008

TODD CO. KY
Formed 1819 from Christian, Logan
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820 Todd Co. KY Census
        No Duncan indexed


1830 Todd Co. KY Census
Pg.368  Zachariah Duncan     0010,001    - 0001,001
          (MAD: 1820 Logan Co. KY census)
   375  John Duncan          1000,1      - 1200,1
          (MAD: mar. Nancy Bingamon 2/11/1819 Christian Co. KY;
            1850 DeSoto Co. MS census)
   378  Lena Duncan          0001        - 0001,01
          (MAD: Sena or Asenith Duncan, admin. of Samuel d.1834
            and ? widow of William Duncan from Robertson Co. TN
            who mar. Asenith Bingham 6/18/1814 Logan Co. KY,
            William d.1817 Logan Co. KY)


1840 Todd Co. KY Census; semi-alphabetic
Pg.249  William Duncan       1200,001    - 1000,1
        Zachariah Duncan     0000,0001   - 0000,0001
        Wm. H. Duncan        0000,1      - 1000,1
          (MAD: William H. Duncan and (Hannah) Elizabeth
            Cleavenger mar. 3/2/1837 Logan Co. KY; widow
            Hannah in 1850 Logan Co. KY census)

1850 Todd Co. KY Census
District 2
Pg.246, #14, John M. McINTOSH 48 TN farmer $0
                  Cyntha 46 TN
                  Alvra (m) 11, William D. 8 KY
                  John D. 7, James 4 KY
                  Baily (m) 2, David T. 3/12 KY
                  Elizabeth BOREN 42 TN
                  John DUNCAN 60 TN (blank) $500
                  (MAD: ?? John 70 NC in 1860 DeKalb Co. MO census ??)
Pg.259, #194, William DUNCAN 41 KY farmer $2500
                  Mary 35 TN
                  John W. 19, Jeptha S. (m) 17 KY
                  Elizabeth 15, Samuel K. 13 KY
                  James T. 11, Jasper 6, Emily 3 KY
                  (MAD: mar. Mary Hollingworth 5/27/1831; John W. in 1860 Conway Co. AR census; William b.1808 d.1878, bur. Faulkner Co. AR)
Pg.266, #284, Zachariah DUNCAN 66 VA farmer $400
                  Jemima 65 VA
                  (MAD: mar. Jemimah "Jeremiah" Hopper 11/16/1811 Christian Co. KY)
 

1860 Todd Co. KY Census
P.O. Elkton
Pg.686, #105, Wm. DUNCAN 52 KY farmer $10,000-$6,000
                  Mary 45 KY
                  Thos. K. 18, Jasper 16 KY
                  Virgil (m) 5 KY
                  Elisabeth 22, Emily 12 KY
                  Mary 9, Nancy 1 KY
Pg.794, #876, Jacob DUNKEN 30 TN farmer $800-$2500
                  S.E. (f) 21 KY
                  S.O. (m) 8, Wm. H. 7/12 KY
                  (MAD: mar. Susan E. Tally 12/15/1857)
Pg.801, #930, J.H. DUNCAN (m) 26 KY farmer $3000-$400
                  M.E. (f) 32 KY
                  M.L. (f) 4, S.J. (f) 3 KY
 

1870 Todd Co. KY Census
4th District, Elkton P.O.
Pg.340, #200-196, ESTER??, Ephram 44 KY BLACK farm laborer $0-$100
                  Lucy A. 31 KY MULATTO keeping house
                  Mary E. 4, Johnathan 2, Samuel 1 KY BLACK
                  DUNSCOMB, Wm. 17 KY BLACK farm laborer
4th District
Pg.342, #220-216, DUNCAN, James H. 38 TN farm laborer $0-$0
                  Nancy J. 33 TN keeping house
                  Elizabeth L. 15 TN
                  John W. 12 KY farm laborer
                  James T. 9 KY
                  Andrew J. 4, Malisey M. (f) 2 KY
Elkton Prct.
Pg.349, #329-323, DUNCAN, Mary 45 VA BLACK domestic servant $0-$0
                  George 10 KY BLACK attended school
Pg.361, #489-483, DUNCAN, Ephram 50 TN farmer $1600-$500
                  Tabitha 43 TN keeping house
                  Joseph H. 19 KY farm laborer
                  Martha P. 17 KY at home
                  John W. 15, Samuel E. 12 KY farm laborers
                  James M. 10 KY farm laborer
                  George W. 8, Mary E. 4 KY
Pg.364, #539-533, RICKMAN, James P. 72 TN farmer $800-$500
                  Elizabeth K. 62 TN keeping house
                  HARRIS, Joshua 23 KY farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Mary E. 10 KY BLACK domestic servant
Hadensville Precinct
Pg.401, #100-100, SNODEN, Ephram 27 KY MULATTO carpenter $500-$0
                  Menton (f) 21 KY BLACK keeping house
                  James 4, Fannie 2 KY BLACK
                  Isaac 75 VA BLACK
                  Jennie 57 KY MULATTO
                  DUNSCOM, Jack 23 KY BLACK school teacher
                  Harriet 28 KY BLACK
                  SNODEN, James 44 KY BLACK farm laborer
                  DUNSCOMB, George 1 KY BLACK
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Todd Co. KY Marriages (from county records, from Virginia Duncan 3/1984 with permission to share, question marks hers)
      Duncan GROOMS, brides, date, book & page
      Duncan, William to Hollingworth, Mary, 27 May 1831, A-66
      Duncan, Martin to Irvine, M.I., 31 Jan. 1853, B-89
      Duncan, J.H. to Chestnut, Mary E., 18 Jan. 1855, B-109
      Duncan, Jacob to Tally, S.E., 15 Dec. 1857, B-131
      Duncan, Jacob to Duncan, Elizabeth, 4 Nov. 1861, B-187
      Duncan, J.H. to Carneal, E.J., 26 Aug. 1862, B-191
      Duncan, T. James to Jourdan, E.W., (VD: ?), B-223
      Duncan, S.K. to Millon, M.R., 2 March 1865, B-227
      Duncan, J.H. (Jasper) to Mann, Emily F., 9 Nov. 1867, B-265
      Duncan, S.F. to Sadler, Willie E., 27 Feb. 1873, C-42
      Duncan, Joseph H. to Hurt, Frazie L., 5 March 1874, C-58, wit. Poindexter Hurt and Ephmire Duncan
      Duncan, John W. to Thompson, M.E., 14 Dec. 1876, C-128
      Duncan, Wilson P. to Christian, Susan, 1 March 1887, E-104, wit. Belle Harris and Frank Duncan
      Duncan, A.J. to Helsley, Nancy J., 24 April 1887, E-104
      Duncan, W.A. to Brewington, Mattie, 3 Oct. 1888, E-106
      Duncan, Jackson A. (Jack) to Hardwick, Mary E., 2 Dec. 1888, E-106, wit. W.A. Moore and A.J. Duncan
      Duncan, J.W. to Stokes, Mary B., 30 April 1900, E-118
      Duncan BRIDES, grooms, date, book & page
      Duncan, Mary to Christian, Miles H., 18 Dec. 1830, A-64, her parents Zachariah and Jemima Duncan
      Duncan, Mary A.I. to Lyons, John A., 18 Jan. 1855, B-109; she granddau. of Zachariah Duncan
      Duncan, E.A. to Allender, J.W., 14 Nov. 1864, B-217
      Duncan, E.S. to Stokes, A.J., 14 April 1875, C-86, at home of J.H. Duncan
      Duncan, M.M. to Stokes, W.A., 7 Sept. 1884, D-356
      Duncan, Mrs. L. to Eddings, P.G., (VD: ?), F-130; she was Liney Green Duncan, this his and her second marriage; she step-dau. of Wm. Danks Duncan of Logan Co. KY.
 

Todd Co. KY Marriage Book A, several marriages listed on each page (from Margie G. Brown 10/2003)
      Pg.66: Date, No., parties, remarks, when returned in office.; Pg.67: Returns &c.
      1831, Febry. 12, #429, William Duncan age (blank) to Mary Hollingsworth, 27 May 1831, Certificate. Return on pg.67, on 13 February 1831 I joined in marriage Wm. Duncan and Mary Hollingsworth by virtue of a license from the clerk Todd County Court, ... duly authorized Minister of the Gospel, /s/ May 2, 1831, M. H. Bane.

Todd Co. KY Marriage Book B, several marriages listed on each page (from Margie G. Brown 10/2003)
      Pg.187: Nov. 4, 1860, #1974, Jacob Duncan to Miss Elizabeth Duncan.
      Pg.188: Nov. 14, 1864, #1943, J.M. Allinder to Miss E.A. Duncan.
      Pg.227, license: Mar 20, 1865, #1997, S.K. Duncan to M.R. Millen

Todd Co. KY, Marriage license/certificate (from Margie G. Brown 10/2003)
      Marriage License, J.T. Duncan and Miss Elizabeth W. Jourdon, /s/ Clerk of Todd County Court, 20 Oct. 1869.
      Marriage Certificate, That on 21st day of October 1869, rites of marriage were legally solemnized between Thomas J. Dunkean and Miss Elizabeth W. Jorden at Colman Jorden in the County of Todd, witness William Anderson, Richard Anderson. /s/ C.M. Lowrey.
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Todd Co. KY Wills (FHL film 355,921)
      C-53: August 1830, J.G. Hollingsworth, guardian of Samuel Duncan infant heir of William Duncan deceased, states that I have not as yet received any property or money of my said wards estate Samuel Duncan; Dr. to J.G. Hollingsworth for clerks fees, etc. $1.08, paid fee bill to county, $1.09, $2.17, /s/ J.G. Hollingworth. Clerk's Office, Aug. 9, 1830, certification by clerk that the above account of estate of Samuel Duncan was produced in court on Monday the 9 Aug. 1830 by John G. Hollingsworth, his guardian, and was examined, approved, ordered recorded. (FHL film 355,921)
            C-53/54: (next item, not dated) John G. Hollingsworth, guardian for William Duncan an infant heir of William Duncan decd, that I have received no estate ... paid $1.33 and $1.09, $2.42; certification by clerk that the account was produced 9 August 1830, ... ordered recorded. (FHL film 355,921)
      C-371 to 373: 1831, June 22, Settlement ... John G. Hollingsworth, guardian for Samuel Duncan, received of William Greenfield on a decree of the Todd Circuit Court pronounced April 20, 1831, in the case of William and Samuel Duncan against William Duncans executors and others, $70.06-1/4; paid clerks fees 1828 ($1.08), 1829 ($0.86-1/2), 1830 ($0.87-1/2), and attorney in 1830 ($10.00), costs of suit by Samuel Duncan ($11.54); an account for postage, interest on $45.21 from June 22, 1831 until June 29?, 1832; an amount paid for schooling, 1832, June 22; to cash received this day (July 11, 1833) on the decree aforesaid paid by William Seal ($100.00) and interest; to cash recd. this day (Sept. 16, 1833) of William Seal on the decree aforesaid ($190. and interest to Sept. 27, 1834); to cash recd. this day (Dec. 6, 1833) on the decree afsd of R. Browning ($88.87 and interest to Sept. 27, 1834); Sept. 27, 1834, account due from William Seal ($47.78), to amount allowed for Hollingsworth for his services ($35.00), to amount paid Commissioners for attending two days to settle the estate, $3 each, $9.00. ... $446.30.
            Commissioners appointed to settle the accounts, on 20 Sept. 1834, met at the law office of William M. Lansdale Esq. in Elkton, and proceeded to settle the accounts of John G. Hollingsworth, guardian for Samuel Duncan. Said Samuel having, as we are informed by said Hollingsworth, departed this life, a summons was issued to John Duncan and his wife Nancy Duncan, William Irvine and Polly his wife, William Duncan, Arseneth Duncan, Polly Bingaman, Sanford King and Nancy his wife, and Thomas Price and Celia his wife, to appear on 27 Sept. 1834 (before the commissioners); all appeared except Sanford King & wife and Thomas Price & wife who are not inhabitants of this county; commissioners find John G. Hollingsworth indebted to estate of Samuel Duncan for $446.30. Clerk's certification Nov. 10, 1834, that the Settlement was produced at 7 Oct. 1834 term of court, ordered recorded.
            Todd Co. Court Oct. term 1834, on motion of Aseneth Duncan administrator of Samuel Duncan decd, ordered that Will M. Lansdale, John McLean and Daniel Carson? be appraisers in current money of the personal estate & slaves if any of said decedent. William M. Lansdale and John McLean, appraisers, took oath, 30 Oct. 1834. Inventory of estate of Samuel Duncan decd produced to us by Asenith Duncan, admin., one cow & calf $7.00, one mans saddle & bridle $10.00, total $17, /s/ Aseneth (X) Duncan, Oct. 30, 1834. Certification by appraisers, 30 Oct. 1834; certification by clerk Nov. 10, 1834. (FHL film 355,921) (MAD: John Duncan mar. Nancy Bingamon 2/11/1819 Christian Co. KY; 1850 DeSoto Co. MS census)
      G-7: Report of John Holland, guardian of Juliet A. Duncan, infant dau. of William Duncan decd, 1 April 1848; inventory of the estate of Juliet A. Duncan. (FHL film 355,923; Book G 1848-1852)
      Book H, 1852-1855 - no Duncan (FHL film 367,179)
      Book I, 1855-1858 - more re Juliet A. Duncan, infant dau. of William Duncan decd. (pg. 243, 592)
      I-589: July, 1857, A.B. Gorrill, admr. of Zachry Duncan. Estate appraised 24 Nov. 1857; sales to many people but no Duncan purchasers.
 

CEMETERY RECORDS

Hollingsworth Cemetery, Allensville, Todd Co. KY (from Margie G. Brown 10/2003)
      Sarah Hollingsworth (Sarah Ann T(h)ompson d/o David), born June 22, 1786, died Oct. 3, 1840. (MGB: married May 29, 1806, in Garrard Co. KY)
      J.G. Hollingsworth (son of Jeptha & Nancy Gordon Hollingsworth), born Sept. 14, 1783, died Dec. 7, 1846.
      Samuel L. Duncan, born May 27, 1813, died Sept. 8, 1834.
      S.D. Hollingsworth, born Jan. 28, 1819, died Oct. 10, 1849.
      Jane Hollingsworth (nee Pointer this is 2nd wife), born Feb. 3, 1815, died Apr. 8, 1888.
      Elizabeth Davis wife of M.G. Davis, born Feb. 1, 1809, died Dec. 7, 1836.
 

LAND RECORDS

Todd Co. KY Deeds 1820-1842, 1842+ (index on FHL film 355,904)
      Copied all to 1852
      Did not copy grantee index 1842-1858; no Z Duncan in 1858-1875 Grantor index
      A-200: 2 April 1821, Ephraim E. McAlister to John Duncan, both Todd Co., mortgage; Ephraim and John McAlister owe John and Andrew Moore $34.31; mortgage horse. Wit. J. Hollingsworth, John (X) Faster/Fafter. (FHL film 355,905)
      A-289: #260, 15 Oct. 1821, Major J. Price and wife Eliza G. of Logan Co. KY to Daniel S. Dunscomb of Todd Co. KY, $500, 192 acres on waters of Whipporwill, adj. Samuel S. Duval, Samuel D. Dunscomb, being that part of an undivided tract of land conveyed by Lucy C. Dunscomb to said Eliza G. Price and allotted by Joseph Black, Andrew Mann and John Vance, and recorded in Logan Co. KY. No wit. (FHL film 355,905)
      A-366: 15 Feb. 1822, Thompson M. Ewing, Sheriff, to Martin Duncan of Robertson Co. TN; that on 29 June 1821, execution of a Firi Facias #1095 issued from the clerk of Christian Circuit Court in the name and at the instance of Wm. Duncan's executors against Samuel Dudley for $895.86 and interest of 6% from 5 Feb. 1819, and $10.01-1/2 costs, and was delivered to George F. Glenn, Deputy Sheriff, for Thompson M. Ewing, Sheriff of Todd Co., to execute, who sold to the highest bidder, Martin Duncan, on 4 Aug. 1821, lot #13 and part of lot #12 in Town of Elkton, for $1. (FHL film 355,905)
      B-11: 25 April 1822, Thompson M. Ewing, sheriff of Todd Co. KY, to Martin Duncan of Robertson Co. TN; on 29 June 1821, execution of Firi Facias #1095 issued in name of and at instance of William Duncan's executors against Samuel Hadley Sr. for $895 plus interest from 1 Feb. 1819 ... sell at public auction the interest and claim of the said Samuel Hatley Sr.; Martin Duncan was highest bidder, $300 on 4 Aug. 1821; lot in town of Elkton. (FHL film 355,905) (MAD: William d. 1817 Logan Co. KY)
      C-2: 8 Dec. 1823, John Duncan and wife Nancy to Chrisopher Gordon, both Todd Co., $160, 60 acres on Big Whipporwill. Wit. John Gordon, Joseph Gordon. (FHL film 355,906)
      D-370: 8 March 1827, William Greenfield of Todd Co. KY to Martin Duncan of Robertson Co. TN, $400, (no acres) land on Whipporwill, adj. John Amdway?, John G. Hollingsworth. (FHL film 355,906)
      E-34: 10 June 1827, John Duncan to John G. Hollingsworth, $300, mortgage Bay Horse, cattle, wagon. Wit. T.K. Hollingsworth. (FHL film 355,906)
      E-77: 3 Nov. 1827, Follin McKinny to John Duncan, $16, 16 acres on Whiporwill, corner former to land of William Duncan decd, line of F.W. Drew. /s/ Follen McKinny for Ashly McKinny. (FHL film 355,906)
      G-362: 12 May 1830, Robert Sherrod to Zachariah Duncan, both Todd Co., $20, 10 or 12 acres on east side of Little Clifty. Wit. Robert Sherrod Junr. (FHL film 355,907)
      G-404: 14 March 1832, Bryson Irvine to John Duncan and William Duncan, all Todd Co. KY, $1900, (no acres), land near town of Elkton on north side of Elk fork incl. tanyard near the bridge across the Elk fork, in the road from Elkton to Greenville, and the same lot on which said Duncan now lives. No wit. (FHL film 355,907)
      G-544: 20 Nov. 1832, John Duncan to Bryson Irvine, $650, my undivided half near town of Elkton, property in G-404, on which John Duncan and William Duncan now live. No wife; no wit. (MAD: see release in J-1) (FHL film 355,907)
      H-36: 20 Nov. 1832, John Duncan and William Duncan to Bryson Irvine, $700, 280+ acres on Whipporwill. /s/ John Duncan. (FHL film 355,908)
      H-37: 29 Sept. 1832, Sanford H. King and wife Nancy of Robertson Co. TN, Thomas D. Price and wife Sealy of Fayette Co. KY, and William Irwin and wife Polly and Asenith Duncan and Samuel Duncan of Todd Co. KY, to John Duncan and William Duncan of Todd Co. KY, $500, their interest in land belonging to the heirs of William Duncan decd, 260 acres on waters of Whipporwill, adj. on N. by the tract John Duncan purchased of Callon McKenney, and Bell on W., Christopher Gordon on S., Barney Smith on E., being the same tract of land that Joseph Baker now lives on and the tract that John and the widow Duncan formerly lived on. /s/ Sanford H. King, Nancy King, Asenith Duncan, Samuel L. Duncan, Wm. Irvin, Polly Irwin. Wit. Bryson Irvin, Samuel A. Hutcheson. (FHL film 355,908; handwriting very difficult to read) (MAD: Sanford H. King to Barry Co. MO per 1836 deed J-308; Nancy King d. 11/22/1860 Newton Co. MO per Robert L. Hutto Jr. info)
      I-353: 16 July 1835, Trodwell L. Ayres, comr., by Circuit Court decree April 1835, bill in chancery, John Duncan vs. Bryson Irvine and John Graham, $182.90-1/2 paid by said Duncan, deed to said Duncan 145-1/2 acres corner Christopher Gordon. (FHL film 355,908)
      I-354: 16 July 1835, Trodwell L. Ayres, comr., by Circuit Court decree April 1835, bill in chancery, John Graham vs. Bryson Irvine, $158.31, deed to William Duncan 145-1/2 acres. (FHL film 355,908)
      I-356: 16 July 1835, Trodwell L. Ayres, comr., by Circuit Court decree April 1835, bill in chancery, John Graham vs. "Bryson Irvine &c (No 2)", $56, included in a note for $239.31 by Wm. Duncan, deed to William Duncan 100 acres corner W.J. Vine (McVine?). (FHL film 355,908)
      I-358: 16 July 1835, Tredwell L. Ayres, comr., by Circuit Court decree April 1835, bill in chancery, John Graham vs. Bryson Irvin and William Duncan, $761.36, deed to William Duncan and William P. Roach of Todd Co. KY, land near town of Elkton and north side of Elk fork, including the tanyard near the bridge across the Elk fork on the road leading from Elkton to Greenville, the same lot on which said Duncan now lives, beg. center of Elk Creek near the bridge, 1 acre; and another tract above the above tract. (FHL film 355,908)
      I-378: 14 Sept. 1835, William P. Roach to William Duncan, $1500, his interest in land incl. the tanyard where said Duncan now resides, and another tract on Elk fork (land in I-358). No wit. (FHL film 355,908)
      I-379: 14 Sept. 1835, William Duncan to William P. Roach, $1, mortgage, land near town of Elkton, 1 acre, and another parcel incl. tanyard (land in I-358); also all the tools and implements belonging to the tanyard; Duncan owes Roach $1500 by several notes of $500 each dated 6 Aug. 1835 payable in 12 months, 2 years and 3 years after date. (FHL film 355,908)
      J-1: Release 14 Oct. 1835 by Nancy Duncan of her interest in deed from her and her husband John Duncan to Bryson Irvine. In margin: Deed Book G, page 544. (FHL film 355,908)
      J-1 (2nd): 13 Oct. 1835, William Duncan and wife Mary to Bryson Irvin, $58, our right to land on waters of Elk Fork of Red River, being the same purchased by said Irvin of Thomas Lutteral and purchased by William Duncan under a decree of Todd Circuit Court, supposed to contain 100 acres; /s/ William Duncan, Mary Duncan; wit. F.W. Bristow; release 14 Oct. 1835 by Mary Duncan. (FHL film 355,908)
      J-2: 20 Oct. 1835, Coleman Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Logan Co. KY to James Shanklin of Todd Co., $238, 96 acres on both sides Claylick branch, corner Wesley Keas. (FHL film 355,908)
      J-21: 26 Oct. 1835, Bryson Irvine to William Duncan, $80, 66 poles on E. boundary of tanyard. (FHL film 355,908)
      J-125: 22 Jan. 1836, William Duncan and wife Mary to Hazel Petree, all Todd Co., $750, undivided half of three tracts on Elk fork of Red River near town of Elkton, (1) 1 acre on N.side Elk Fork near the bridge on the road leading from Elkton to Greenville incl. the tanyard, being the same lot on which Duncan now lives, adj. center of Elk fork, about 14 feet below centre of the bridge; (2) above the aforesaid, beg. center of Elkfork 4 feet above the bridge (acres not given); (3) 66 poles adj. tanyard lot now occupied by Duncan, corner to tract of 15 acres sold to B.E. Gray by Bryson Irvin, bank of Elkfork; no wit; both signed, Mary released her interest. (FHL film 355,908)
      J-308: 22 June 1836, Aseneth Duncan, widow devisee of William Duncan decd, William Irvin and wife Polly and Mary F. Bingamon of Todd Co. KY, Sandford H. King and wife Nancy of Barry Co. MO, and Thomas Price and wife Celia of Montgomery Co. IL, heirs at law of said William Duncan decd, to William Duncan and John Duncan, both Todd Co. KY; that Aseneth Duncan for $100, and Mary H. Bingamon for $12.50, and William Irvin and wife Polly for $100, and Sandford H. King and wife Nancy for $100, and Thomas Price and wife Celia for $100, paid by William and John Duncan; deed to William and John Duncan all our right, etc. to land on Whipporwill, adj. Christopher Gordon, Craighorn, about 286 acres. Certifications in other courts. (FHL film 355,908)
      J-316: 1 Aug. 1836, William Duncan and wife Polly and John Duncan and wife Nancy to David G. Russell, all Todd Co., $212, 153-3/4 acres on Whipporwill Creek, corner William Duncan's orig. 120 acre survey, dividing line between William and John Duncan. All signed. No wit. (FHL film 355,908)
      J-421: 12 Nov. 1836, John Duncan and wife Nancy (+) to William Duncan, $200, 131-1/2 acres on Whipporwill, corner said Duncan's old field. (FHL film 355,908) (MAD: 1850 DeSoto Co. MS)
      J-462: 16 Dec. 1836, William Gartin and wife Matilda to David N. Russell, all Todd Co. KY, $420, land on Elk fork of Red River, about 87-1/2 acres, corner Allen Bayley, in David N. Russell's line, being land deeded Gartin by Robert Hatcher. Wit. Thos. B. Pettus, John M. Russell. (FHL film 355,908) (MAD: William & John Duncan & their wives sold land jointly to Russell in 1836, deed J-316)
      J-469: 22 Dec. 1836, William Duncan and wife Mary to Hazel (sic) Petree, all Todd Co., $700, 3 pieces of land on Elk fork near town of Elkton. (FHL film 355,908)
      L-272: 9 Jan. 1839, Thomas Duerson (not Duncan) and wife Elizabeth to James Ross ... (FHL film 355,909)
      R-16: 31 Dec. 1846, Jeptha Hollingsworth and Samuel D. Hollingsworth, exec. of John G. Hollingsworth, decd, to William Duncan, all Todd Co., will of John G. directed the home tract be sold to the highest bidder; deed to William Duncan 272 acres for $1130. (FHL film 355,911)
      R-18: 31 Dec. 1846, William Duncan mortgage to Jeptha and Samuel D. Hollingsworth, above land on Elk fork. (FHL film 355,911)
      R-19: 30 Dec. 1846, William Duncan to William G. Davis, all Todd Co., mortgage 272 acres. (FHL film 355,911)
      R-127: 21 June 1847, Leann Knox late Leann Dunagan of Christian Co. KY to William Duncan of Todd Co. KY, $32, 60 acres on head waters of big Whipporwill, deeded by Christopher Gordon to Nelson Green, Wyley Dunagon for me, title bond by Dunagon to James Littell as trustee for Harriet Jane Gusty, bond to W.G. Davis and by Davis to said Duncan. Wit. Jos. Hollingsworth, L.F. Hollingsworth. (FHL film 355,911)
      R-336: 17 Jan. 1848, Samuel D. Hollingsworth and wife Emily to William Duncan, all Todd Co., $1, 136 acres incl. brick dwelling house where John G. Hollingsworth decd. lived and died, mortgage; Hollingsworth owes Duncan $1360. (FHL film 355,911)
      R-337: 17 Jan. 1848, Exec. of John G. Hollingsworth decd having conveyed to William Duncan the tract of land on which said Duncan now resides, at $80.31-1/4 per acre, 6 acres were conveyed by decedent in his lifetime to Thomas Phillips, which was known to executors and to Duncan, the mortgage to be reduced by $49.86. (FHL film 355,911)
      U-186: 27 Sept. 1851, David Pointer mortgage to Wm. Duncan. (FHL film 355,913)
      V-44: 26 March 1852, John S. McIntrish mortgage to William Duncan. (FHL film 355,913)
      V-232: 8 Nov. 1852, William Duncan, guardian for John L. and Ruth Hollingsworth, infant children of John G. Hollingsworth decd, recd. from Jephtha Hollingsworth, late guardian of John L. and Ruth Hollingsworth, the sum of $1368.33, a settlement made by Jeptha, including amount for schooling. Wit. Willis Reeves, Wm. A. Miller. (FHL film 355,913)
      Quit.
      Y-182: 4 March 1857, Zachariah Duncan and wife Jemima of Todd Co. KY to Harris (X) Horn of same; Horn to support and take care of Duncans, in return for their tract of land and all property except one negro man Ben who is to belong to Horn, but Ben's labor is to help support the Duncans. Wit. H. Mitchell, Wylie Logan. Rec. 14 April 1857 on oath of Wylie Logan. (FHL film 355,915) (MAD: Zachariah married in Christian Co. KY)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Caldwell Co. KY Tax Records (1809-1829 on FHL film 7,906)
1820: Pg.13
      Duncan, William, 1 wp, 1 horse
         7 names, then page 14
      Duncan, Asahel, 50a (same), 1 wp, 1 total black, 5 horses
      Dunkin, Samuel, 150a Todd Co., name S. Dunkin, 1 wp, 3 horses
         7 names
      Duncan, Andrew, 1 wp, 2 horses
         3 names
      Duncan, William, 200a (same), 1 wp, 4 horses
 

Loudoun Co. VA Deed (FHL film 32,328)
      3V-131/3: 4 April 1830, Coleman Duncan and wife Elizabeth late Elizabeth Young, of Logan Co. KY, and James S.B. Allensworth and wife Catharine late Catharine Young of Todd Co. KY, appoint friend Benjamin S. Young of Muhlenburg Co. KY attorney re estate of Samuel Singleton of Loudoun Co. VA who died intestate, leaving an estate in land and negroes, and the wives of said Duncan and Allensworth being the children and heirs of Sarah Young late Sarah Singleton said Sarah being sister and one of legal heirs and reps. of said Samuel Singleton decd. ... Recorded Todd Co. KY 12 April 1830.
 

MILITARY RECORDS

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Confederate Soldiers), 1861-1865, Vol.II (from John A. Duncan 6/1995 and Nancy Bobal 2/1993)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks
      Pg.222, Roll of Co. D, 2nd and 15th Regiments, Woodward's Cavalry, KY Volunteers: J.T. Duncan, 2nd Lieutenant (MAD: enlistment info blank); elected Oct. 7, 1862; deserted Jan. 26, 1863.
      Pg.222, Roll of Co. D, 2nd and 15th Regiments, Woodward's Cavalry, KY Volunteers: David Duncan, Private, enlisted Jan. 25, 1862, at Todd Co. KY; Deserted, Oct. 30, 1863.
      MAD: no entries in the mustered out columns for any of the men in this company. Almost all men enlisted in Todd Co. KY.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1884 "Historical and Biographical Record of Todd Co. KY" by J.H. Battle (Los Angeles Public Library book 976.91 T636Ba, and from Nancy Bobal 11/1993)
      Pg.244-245, Kirkmansville Precinct: JAMES D. DUNCAN, tobacco merchant, was born in 1845, in Montgomery Co. TN. His parents were D.H. and Mary L. (Brake) Duncan, natives of TN. The father was a tobacco merchant, a member of the Christian Church and of the Masonic order. The mother's death occurred in December, 1873, at the age of fifty-four years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Duncan began business for himself at the age of twenty-five years. Previously he had been interested with his father; he has been a resident of this county since 1871; ... He was married in 1874 to Miss Susan E. Boyd, daughter of Edmond and Elizabeth (Mitchel) Boyd, of Christian Co. KY. Louis, Forrest, Florence and Mallie are their children. Mrs. Duncan was first married to Richard Boyd, of Christian County; his death occurred February 19, 1871. Wallace, Lulu and Henry were their children.
 

"Counties of Todd and Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical" ed. by William Henry Perrin; pub. Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1884, 706 pgs. (LH13595, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 976.97 H2p and film 164,616)
      Pg.291: Elkton Precinct, Todd Co. Franklin M. Chesnut; son of John Chesnut who came from South Carolina in 1810 and settled in 1812 in Todd Co., had a family of eight children, including five sons, among whom was John Chesnut, the father of Franklin M. He was born July 25, 1796, in South Carolina; came to Kentucky with the family, and here in Todd Co. married Miss Maburn, who died after bearing him three children, viz.: Jane, Mary E., who married J. Duncan, and A.W. Chesnut. The first two are dead; the last named now resides near Paducah, Ky. ...
 

1881 "The Encyclopedia of the new west : containing fully authenticated information of the agricultural, mercantile, commercial, manufacturing, mining and grazing industries and representing the character, development, resources and present condition of Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Indian Territory; also, biographical sketches of their representative men and women" by William S. Speer and John Henry Brown (FHL film 1,000,598 item 2)
      Includes TX, AR, NM, CO, Indian Territory (no Duncan except in AR)
      Pg.65-6, Arkansas: Hon. John W. Duncan, Conway [Faulkner Co.]. John W. Duncan was born Nov. 27, 1831, at Elkton, Todd Co. KY. His grandfather, William Duncan, of Scotch descent, was a farmer in fine circumstances and moved from VA to KY, settling in Todd Co., ... died in Todd Co. about the year 1820 [MAD: d. 1817 Logan Co. KY]. His father, William Duncan, born in Todd Co. in 1808, an industrious farmer ..., died at the age of 70. His mother, Mary Hollingsworth, was a native of Maury Co. TN, born in 1813, the daughter of John H. Hollingsworth, a wealthy farmer. She was educated and married at Elkton, KY, and is now living at Springfield [Conway Co.], AR. William and Mary Duncan had ten children: John W., Jeptha H., Elizabeth, Samuel K., James T., Winfield S., Emily E. (wife of J.M. Allinder), Jasper, Mary (wife of R.S. Moses), Leander V., and Nancy (wife of C.F. Moses). Jeptha H., Elizabeth and Winfield S. are dead. The maternal grandmother of John W. Duncan was a Thompson. His mother is the niece of Colonel Samuel Gordon, of TN, who figured in the war of the Revolution. Young Duncan was reared on a farm and ... Soon after he attained his majority he began teaching school in Todd Co. ... then to Clay Co. MO, then to KS as a member of a US surveying party, sectionizing public lands, joined the KS militia in 1855, following winter taught school in Clay Co. MO; in 1856 returned to KY and read law under J.G. Hollingsworth at Elkton, admitted to the bar in 1858. Mr. Duncan in 1859 visited his uncle, Jeptha Hollingsworth, of Madison Co. MS, was advised to practice profession at Springfield, AR, and located there latter part of 1859, for 13 years; in 1876 to Conway, Faulkner Co., where now resides. From July 1861 to 1865, Mr. Duncan was captain in 10th AR Conf. infantry, ... 18 months in prisons of Alton IL and Johnson's Island, OH. Held offices 1857-8 in Elkton; 1866 JP at Springfield, AR ... Mr. Duncan was married Dec. 11, 1860, in Springfield, AR, to Miss Alma C. Vann, born in Evansville, IN, Aug. 10, 1830, a daughter of Absalom Vann, a native of SC and a farmer; her mother Delight Rogers was native of CT and she was descended from the same family of which John Rogers, the Christian martyr of England, was a member. By this marriage Senator Duncan and wife have three children: William H. born Dec. 23, 1861, now attending AR University at Fayetteville; Eliza born Jan. 8, 1866; Annie born April 8, 1867; all natives of Springfield; they lost one child that died in infancy. ... Mason, Whig, Methodist Episcopal Church South.
 

FAMILY RECORDS

Handwritten page in old handwriting (from Margie G. Brown 10/2003; MGB & MAD: John W. Duncan b.Todd Co. KY, 1860 Conway Co. AR census)
      (Margie G. Brown comment: The letter was written in 1864 from other information; this was written by my ancestor James Thomas Duncan who mar. Elizabeth Jordan 1869 in Ky, they remained in Ky until just prior to the 1880 census. Tom died in Ark 3rd May 1887, see Bettie's pension papers)
      Mary Holinsworth was born Nov the 23. 1813.
      John W. Duncan was born Nov the 29. 1831.
      Jeptha H. Duncan was born Sept the 7 1833.
      Sarah E. Duncan was born Feb. the 9. 1836.
      Samuel K. Duncan was born May the 16. 1838.
      Jams T. Duncan was born Jan the 18 1842.
      Jasper Duncan was born July the 18 1844.
      Emma A Duncan was born Nov the 17 1847
            (second page)
      Winfild S. Duncan was born Sept the 2. 1849.
      Mary E. Duncan was born Apr the 19 1853
      Leander V. Duncan was born July the 7 1855
      Nannie M. Duncan was born Oct the 17 1857
      Feb 22th I received your letter of the 26th of January and will answer it soon
      As ever your Brother J Thos Duncan
      (addressed) Mr. John Duncan
 

Handwritten page with very faint handwriting (from Richard Offutt to Margie G. Brown, from Margie G. Brown 10/2003)
      (Handwritten on copy outside the edge of the copied list: Sent to me by Aunt Alma. This was in a letter written to Captain John W. Duncan in abt. 1864 while he was a prisoner in Union Army Camp in Civil War from his mother Mary Hollingsworth Duncan listing her children. The two death entries of Virgil and J.W. Duncan were made many years later by my grandmother William Houston [Duncan]'s wife.)
      We have just received your letter. I will give you the list of the children.
      J. W. Duncan November the 27, 1831 - 1864 = yrs 33
      J. H. Duncan September the 7th, 1833 = 31 dead (MGB: Jeptha's probate recorded in Morrilton, Conway Co. AR, date of death given as Nov. 1876, not dead in 1864)
      S. E. Duncan February the 3rd, 1836 = 28
      S. K. Duncan May the 16th, 1838 = 26
      J. T. Duncan January the 18th, 1842 = 22
      J. Duncan July the 18, 1844 = 20
      E. A. Duncan November the 17th, 1847 - 17
      W. S. Duncan September the 2, 1849 - 15
      M. E. Duncan Aprile the 18, 1853 - 11
      L. V. Duncan July the 17, 1855 - 9
      N. M. Duncan October the 17th, 1857 - 7
            (different handwriting:)
      Virgil died Dec 6/92
      J W Duncan died Nov 12/1892
            (different handwriting:)
      Written by Mary Hollingsworth Duncan wife of William Duncan mother of the above children. (MGB: I think the addition and subtraction were added by someone other than John W. Duncan, possibly by his wife Alma.)
      (Margie G. Brown comment, giving full names: John William Duncan; Jeptha Hollingsworth Duncan; Sarah Elizabeth Duncan; Samuel King Duncan; James Thomas Duncan; Jasper David Duncan; Emma (Emily) Ann Duncan; Winfield Scott Duncan; Mary Esther Duncan; Leander Virgil Duncan; Nannie M. [Ann Martha] Duncan.)
 

OTHER SOURCES

"Faulkner Co. (AR), Its Land and People" by Faulkner Co. AR Hist. Society, 1986 (FHL book 976.774 H2d)
      Pg.352-3: The William Duncan Family; source: Marge Garrison Brown & Freed H. Duncan. This article contains a lot of information on the descendants of William Duncan and Mary Hollingsworth who mar. 2/12/1831 Todd Co. KY; William Duncan was the son of William Duncan who married last Mrs. Asenith Hollingsworth Bingamon ("Asineth Bingham") on 18 June 1814 in Logan Co. KY and died there in 1817.
 

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