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Last revised October 28, 2014

WHITLEY CO. KY
Formed 1818 from Knox
Laurel formed 1825 from Whitley, Clay, Knox, Rockcastle
McCreary formed 1912 from Wayne, Pulaski, Whitley
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820 Whitley Co. KY Census
Pg.112  John Duncan           110101        - 11010
        Harvey B. Duncan      000100        - 00100
          (MAD: Harvey Duncan mar. Eliza Laughlin 10/12/1820)


1830 Whitley Co. KY Census
Pg.271  Harvey B. Duncan      2100,01       - 0010,1
   283  John Duncan           0001,1000,1   - 1000,0000,1
   291  Isaac Duncan          1200,001      - 2100,01
   291  Joseph Duncan         0000,01       - 0   (Williamsburg)


1840 Whitley Co. KY Census
Pg.186  T.H.P. Duncan         0000,1        - 0010,0000,1
          (MAD: mar. Susan Brawner 9/12/1841; 1850 Wayne Co. IA
            census; 1860 Mercer Co. MO census)
   189  H.B. Duncan           1211,001      - 1101,01
          (MAD: 1850 Wayne Co. IA census)
   195  Joseph Duncan         1200,201      - 1000,01
          (MAD: mar. Jenny C. Ferguson 12/29/1831;
            1850 Wayne Co. IA census)

1850 Whitley Co. KY Census
District 1
Pg.362, #360, Anemans? (no last name) (m) 29 KY clerk $6000
                  S.J. REID (m) 19 KY clerk
                  Saml. DUNKAN 25 KY farmer $0
                  Elizabeth 19 KY
                  (not m/in/year)
Pg.374, #522, Abel BRIANT 24 KY farmer $500
                  Luvina 20 KY
                  William 2, Jeff 1/12 KY
                  (MAD: was looking for Abel Bryant mar. Eliza Duncan 1846 Campbell Co. TN)
District 2
Pg.394, #72, Peter WILSON 45 TN farmer $1500
                  Obedian (f) 40 VA (MAD: Obediance?)
                  Saml. 16, Davis (m) 14, Peter 12 KY
                  William 11, David 9 KY
                  Rebecca 15, Martha 11? KY
                  Angeline DUNKEN 7, James 5 KY
Pg.423, #495, Jas. D. DUNCAN 48 VA farmer $400
                  Sarah 50 VA
                  Jane 16, Francis (f) 14 VA
                  Linsey C. (m) 12, John 9, Margaret 5 VA
                  (MAD: Lindsey in 1860 Madison Co. KY census)
 

1860 Whitley Co. KY Census (pgs.756 & 770 also from Steven Alsip 3/1988)
P.O. Whetstone
Pg.651, #173-169, Jno. B. EVANS 33 KY mercht. $3500-$4000
                  Harriet A. 13, Sarah Ann 1 (MAD: 10?) KY
                  William 9, Mary A. 6 KY
                  Lucretia 4, Josepham (m) 1 KY
                  Jas. SENCLLYN? 21 KY miller
                  Jno. DUNCAN 21 KY miller
                  Mat. WATKINS (m) 24 KY carder
                  W.H. DUNCAN (m) 25 KY mercht.
                  Sarah Ann TYE 25 KY
                  (MAD: William H. Duncan, age 27, b. Rockcastle Co. KY, mar. 5/16/1861 Harriet Evans, age 15, b. Whitley Co. KY, 1st marriage for each)
Williamsburg Dist.
Pg.674, #333-321, James D. DUNCAN 57 KY farmer $500-$150
                  Sarah DUNCAN 59 KY (?? m/in/yr)
                  Margaret Ann 15 KY
Lower Regions
Pg.705, #564-529, James PARKER 37 TN blacksmith $0-$200
                  Sarrah 36 (34?) (blotted) TN
                  Bailey 17, John 15, Mary A. 13 TN
                  Shelvy (m) 10, Luselda J.(f) 8 TN
                  Clarinda 4, Granville (m) 9/12 TN
                  (MAD: one James Parker mar. Susan Duncan 1856 in Scott Co. TN, none found 1860 TN index)
P.O. Marsh Creek
Pg.756, #944-867, Manuel DUNCAN 32 TN farmer $400-$300
                  Tebithy (f) 26 TN
                  Franklin A. (m) 7 TN
                  Joshua 7/12 KY
                  Franklin 18 KY
                  (SA: Emanuel Duncan, later McCreary Co; in 1850 Scott Co. TN census)
P.O. Boxton
Pg.770, #1063-972, Chesly DUNCAN 25 TN farmer $0-$100
                  Martha J. 21 TN
                  Malinda 5, Francis (m) 3, James 1 TN
                  (MAD: 1870 Marion Co. TN)
 

1870 Whitley Co. KY Census (pg.381 also from Steven Alsip 3/1988)
Marsh Creek Precinct (SA: later McCreary Co. KY)
Pg.381, #179-171, DUNCAN, Emanual 42 TN farmer $200-$150
                  Tabitha 37 TN keeping house
                  Rosey 14 TN
                  Joshua 10, Buril 5, Emanual 3 KY
 

1910 Whitley Co. KY Census (partial; HeritageQuest images 11/27/2011)
Precinct 21, Mag.Dist.1, S.D.11, E.D.240, Sheet 4A, pg.675, April 20, 1910, stamped pg.261
#39-39, DUNCAN, Dave, Head, m/w, [age] 31, mar.9y, KY NC TN, English, farmer, general farm, rents farm
  Beckie, wife, f/w, 25, mar. 9y, 4 ch, 4 living, TN TN TN
  Mary, daughter, f/w, 10, single, TN KY TN
  Milla A., daughter, f/w, 7, single, TN KY TN
  George, son, m/w, 5, single, TN KY TN
  Martha, daughter, f/w, 2, single, TN KY TN
 DORITY, George, brother-in-law, m/w, 21, single, TN TN TN, farm laborer, working out
Precinct 21, Mag.Dist.1, S.D.11, E.D.240, Sheet 16B, pg.762, May 5, 1910, reverse of stamped pg.273
#190-194, DUNCAN, Burl, Head, m/w, [age] 42, mar.21y, KY KY KY, English, farmer, general farm, owns farm
  Rilda, wife, f/w, 40, mar.21y, 7 ch., 6 living, KY KY KY, farm laborer
  Willis, son, m/w, 18, single, KY KY KY, farm laborer
  Barzilla, daughter, f/w, 13, single, KY KY KY, farm laborer
  Eniby A., son, m/w, 9, single, KY KY KY
  Mary J., daughter, f/w, 7, single, KY KY KY
  Bertha D., daughter, f/w, 3, single, KY KY KY
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Whitley Co. KY Probate (FHL film 532,092)
      Book 1, 1818-1854 - no index
      Book 2, 1853- Only A-C index

Whitley Co. KY Wills (FHL film 532,092)
      1-43: 8 April 1832, will of John Duncan; all to wife Mary Duncan during her life and after her decease to be equally divided amongst all my children. Exors Harry B. Duncan and Joseph Duncan. Wit. Isaac King, Wm. C. Hale, LaFayette Berry. Prob. May, 1832.
 

LAND RECORDS

Whitley Co. KY Deed Indexes (grantee Vol.3-5 on FHL film 531,625; grantor on FHL film 531,627)
      1-4: John Duncan from Elijah & Sarah Girton, 7/7/1819
             (MAD: see Knox Co. marriage 1808, Elijah Gherton)
      1-55: John Duncan to John Sharp, 7/4/1822
      1-64: Joseph Duncan to DelaFayett Berry, 12/17/1822
      1-154: Harvey B. Duncan & wife to Thomas Prewitt, 1/15/1827
      1-267: Harvey B. Duncan from Thomas and John S. Laughlin, 8/21/1829
      1-344: Joseph Duncan from Joseph I. Faris & wf Jane, 8/9/1831
      1-457: Joseph Duncan from Jesse Perkins & wf Amy, 10/11/1833
      1-466: John Duncan decd heirs (unnamed) from Jesse Perkins & wf Amy, 1/24/1834
      1-510: Thomas C.P. Duncan from Abraham Smith & wf Peggy, 10/6/1834
      2-77: Joseph Duncan to Daniel Cain, 8/20/1838
      2-94: Dixon S. Duncan & wf to Joseph Duncan, 6/5/1839
      2-100, 101, 102: Joseph Duncan from Joseph Sullivan & wife, 6/13/1839 (& later)
      2-196: T.H.P. Duncan to Thomas R. Harmon, 5/18/1840 (& later deeds)
      2-265: Duncan, Thomas H.P. to King, Jackson, Sept. 11, 1841
      2-266: Duncan, Thomas H.P. to King, Jackson, Oct. 11, 1841
      2-273: John Duncan decd. heirs to Jonathan Foley, 11/5/1841
      2-296: Harvey B. Duncan to Joseph Gillis, 11/10/1841
      2-324: H.B. Duncan and wife to Jeptha W. Brawner, 2/14/1843
      2-328: Duncan, Joseph & wife to Brawner, Jeptha W., Feb. 14, 1843
      2-356: Duncan, Joseph & wife to Perkins, Thomas, Apr. 4, 1843
      2-358: Duncan, Joseph & wife to Perkins, Thomas, Apr. 4, 1843
      3-3: Joseph Duncan and wife to Jeptha Brawner, 4/26/1847
      3-475: Duncan, Thomas H.P. to Higginbotham, Andrew, Nov. 11, 1851
      3-476: Duncan, Thomas H.P. to Higginbotham, Andrew, Nov. 11, 1851
      4-163: Duncan, Joseph & wife to Gatliff, Squire, Sept. 29, 1854
      4-576: Duncan, Joshua from Foster, James & wife, Aug. 11, 1858
      5-354: Duncan, Chesley & wife from Faulkner, James, Aug. 24, 1862
      No others until late
 

Whitley Co. KY Deeds
      1-4: 15 March 1819, Elijah Girton & Sarah Girton of Whitley Co. KY, to John Duncan of afsd, for $1250 paid, sell to said Duncan a certain tract or parcel of land containing by survey 150 acres in Whitley Co. on Brigs? Creek, beginning at the second ford of said creek from said Girton's two white oaks, ... warrant title. /s/ Elijah Girton, Sarah Girton. No witnesses. Recorded 7 July 1819, M.Eve, Clk. (MAD: does not say "wife") (FHL film 1,904,211 and brief extract also from FHL film 531,629) (MAD: Elijah Gherton mar. Sally Duncan 1808 Knox Co. KY)
      1-55/56: 4 July 1822, John Duncan and Polly his wife of Whitley Co. KY to John Sharp of Sullivan Co. TN, for $500 paid, sell to said Sharp two certain tracts or parcels of land, the first containing 400 acres beg. at Barton Litton's N.W. Corner in a marshy bottom, ... to Thomas Litton's line and corner to Abraham Smith's survey and line ... crossing Old Town fork ..., the other tract beginning near the springs, then ... crossing a branch near the corner [adj. the first tract]; warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Polly Duncan. Wit. H. French. Certification by Hugh French, Clerk of the Court, Polly Duncan released her dower, 4 July 1822. (FHL film 1,904,211 and brief extract also from FHL film 531,629)
      1-64: 16 Dec. 1822, Joseph Duncan of Franklin Co. TN to DelaFayette Berry of Whitley Co. KY, for $400 paid, sell to said Berry a certain tract or parcel of land containing 300 acres more or less in Whitley Co. KY on Wateres Creek, beg. at Thos. Laughlin's, then ... crossing a branch, then .. Richard Stephin's upper corner, then ... Thomas Laughlens corner, then ..., warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan. Wit. J.B. Campbell. Certification by H. French Clk by J.B. Campbell D.Clk, 17 Dec. 1822. (MAD: Joseph & Ann Laughlin) (FHL film 1,904,211 and brief extract also from FHL film 531,629)
      1-154: 11 Jan. 1827, Harvey B. Duncan and Eliza his wife of Monroe Co. TN to Thomas Prewitt of Whitley Co. KY, for $50 paid, sell to said Thomas Prewitt a certain tract or parcel of land in Whitley Co. KY on Brier Creek, beg. on a white oak and maple, then ... corner of John Duncan, then ..., to the beginning, containing 50 acres, with its appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Harvey B. Duncan, Eliza Duncan. No witnesses. Certification by A. Craig, Clerk, 15 Jan. 1827. [Sideways in margin: Delivered to T. Prewitt 15 Jan. 1827.] (FHL film 1,904,211 and brief extract also from FHL film 531,629)
      1-267/268: 8 Feb. 1828, Thomas and John S. Laughlin of Monroe Co. TN to Harvey B. Duncan of Whitley Co. KY, for $400 paid, sell to said Harvey B. Duncan a certain tract or parcel of land containing 100 acres more or less in Whitley Co. KY on Watts Creek entered and surveyed in the name of Joseph Eve and Andrew Craig assee. of Knox Co. Court and patented to the same by pattent 16 March 1812, bounded beginning at a white oak on the east side of said creek, being a corner of survey of Thomas Laughlin's, then ... Chas. Rockhold's lower line, then ... line of said Rockhold, then ... line of said Laughlin, then ... to the beginning, with all its appurtenances, warrant title to said H.B. Duncan ... /s/ Thomas Laughlin, John S. Laughlin. Certification by Andrew Craig, Clk, 31 Aug. 1829, that John S. Laughlin ack. the deed on 12 Feb. 1828, and on 21 Aug. 1829 it was ack. by Thomas Laughlin. (FHL film 1,904,211 and brief extract also from FHL film 531,629)
      1-344/345: 9 August 1831, Joseph I. Fariss and Jane Fariss his wife to Joseph Duncan, all of town of Williamsburg, Whitley Co. KY, for $40 paid, sold to said Joseph Duncan 1/4 acre lot in town of Williamsburg known on the plat of said town by No.13, being on the south corner of northeast square of said town, with its appurtenances. /s/ Joseph I. Fariss, Jane Fariss. Wit. A. Craig, Clk. Jane Fariss released dower interest, 9 Aug. 1831, before Andw. Craig, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      1-457/458: 7 Sept. 1833, Jesse Perkins and his wife Amy Perkins of Whitley Co. KY to Joseph Duncan of afsd, for $800 paid, sold to said Joseph Duncan the tract or parcel of land, 156 acres, 100 acres of which was granted to said Perkins by pattent 20 July 1818 and the 56 acre stand by pattent 9 Aug. 1818? in Whitley Co. on Cr?? Creek including the farm whereon said Perkins lately lived, ... /s/ Jesse (X) Perkins, Amy (X) Perkins. (no witnesses). They appeared 11 Oct. 1833 before Andw. Craig, Clk, and Amy Perkins released her dower interest. (thick text, very poor writing, bleeding through from reverse of page) (FHL film 1,904,211)
      1-466/467: 7 Sept. 1833, Jesse Perkins and his wife Amy Perkins of Whitley Co. KY to the heirs of John Duncan decd., in consideration of an understanding between Richard Browning and Elijah Listen entered into previous to my purchase from said Browning, do hereby convey, deed and relinquish to the heirs of the said John Duncan decd. afsd all our right, interest and claim to 13 acres of land surrounding 2 acres tennant?? by Elijah Listen in his agreement with said Browning for a meeting house and grave yard which is bounded ... Gerten's survey, Gatliff's line. /s/ Jesse (X) Perkins, Amy (X) Perkins. (no witnesses). They appeared 24 Oct. 1834 before Andw. Craig, Clk, and Amy Perkins released her dower interest. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      1-510/511: 4 May 1834, Abraham Smith and his wife Peggy Smith of Whitley Co. KY to Thomas H.P. Duncan of afsd, for $100 paid, sold tract or parcel of land 20 acres more or less in Whitley Co. on north bank of Cumberland River adj. Nayfleet?s Cru?? line, being part of ... (cannot read) 84 acre survey, then .... /s/ Abam Smith, Peggy (X) Smith. Wit. A?. K? May, S?. A. Smith, A. Craig Clk. They appeared 13 Oct. 1834 before Andrew Craig, Clk, and Peggy Smith released her dower interest. (FHL film 1,904,211)
 
      2-77: 18 June 1838, Joseph Duncan of Franklin Co. TN by John L. Laughlin his attorney, to Daniel Cain of Whitley Co. KY, for $90 paid, sold to said Daniel Cain the tract or parcel of land in Whitley Co. on Youngs Creek, beg. corner of ... survey in name of Je?? Riddle?, then ... corner of said 200 acre survey, containing 400 acres more or less, together with appurtenances. /s/ Joseph Duncan, by J.L. Laughlin Aty. Ack. by said Duncan's attorney 25 June 1838 before G.L. Bollinger, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-94/95: 18 May 1839, Dixon S. Duncan and his wife Adelaid to Joseph Duncan, all of Whitley Co. KY, for $50 paid, sold to said Joseph one tract or parcel of land containing 50 acres in Whitley Co. on waters of Basit? Creek patented to said Dixon S. Duncan by pattent (blank date), beg. on said Joseph's most southern line where the same crosses Duncan's branch, then ..., with its appurtenances. /s/ Dixon S. Duncan, Betsy A. Duncan. Dixon S. Duncan and Eliza A. Duncan appeared 18? May 1839 before Andw. Craig, Clk., recorded 5 June 1839. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-100/101: 8 June 1839, Joseph Sulivan and Narcissa Sulivan his wife of Whitley Co. KY to Joseph Duncan of afsd, for $100 paid, sold tract or parcel of land containing 50 acres pattented to Joseph ?. Faris by pattent 28 April 1823? and sold to said Joseph Sulivan 19 Dec. 1828 by said Faris, in Whitley Co. on south side of Clear Fork, Cumberland River, to adjoin Davis and Smith's survey lying on the clear fork, ... on Smith's line, ... with the appurtenances. /s/ Joseph Sulivan, Narcissa Sulivan. Wit. Andw. Craig, Clk. They appeared 13 June 1839 before Andw. Craig, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-101/102: 8 June 1839, Joseph Sulivan and Narcissa Sulivan his wife of Whitley Co. KY to Joseph Duncan of afsd, for $400 paid, sold tract or parcel of land containing 150 acres on the north bank of the Clear fork of Cumberland River, ... adj. the lands of Charles Gatty? above and that of William ??, with appurtenances. /s/ Joseph Sulivan, Narcissa Sulivan. Wit. Andw. Craig, Clk. They appeared 13 June 1839 before Andw. Craig, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-102/103: 10 June 1839, Joseph Sulivan and Narcissa Sulivan his wife of Whitley Co. KY to Joseph Duncan of afsd, for $250 paid, sold tract or parcel of land on the Clear fork of Cumberland River being part of Smith's survey containing 28? acres and 98 poles, beg. at Smith's south corner ... to ... on the bank of said fork, then ... to the beginning, containing 22? acres and 98 poles by estimation, a part of Daniel? (David?) Smith's survey of 1000 acres originally deeded from Smith to ?? L. Faris? and from said Farris to said Joseph Sulivan 5 Jan. 1825?. /s/ Joseph Sulivan, Narcissa Sulivan. Wit. Andw. Craig, Clk. They appeared 13 June 1839 before Andw. Craig, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-103/104: I, Joseph Sulivan of Whitley Co. KY, have this day mortgaged and al?? to Joseph Duncan of afsd 78 head of stock hogs, (farm animals, furniture,) one half of the crop now growing on the land where I now live, and one womans saddle and ... in consideration that he has ?? from Robert Finley a note which I owe him for which said Duncan is surety, and in consideration of sum of about $150 which I am owing him in consideration of his agreement to pay Cruhanon? & Jones that I owe them, 25? June?? 1839, /s/ Joseph Sulivan, Test. Frank Ballinger. Ack. 20? (23?) June 1839 before Andw. Craig, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-196: 20 July 1840, Thomas H.P. Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Thomas R. Harmon of afsd, for $200 paid, sold tract of land in Whitley Co. on Cumberland River containing 100 acres by survey, beg. on north bank of Cumberland River, ... together with appurtenances. Whereas I have sold and transferred the above mentioned land to Richard White and the deed I made to said White being lossed by Robert? ?? I make the title to the above mentioned Harman. 22 July 1840. /s/ T.H.P. Duncan. He appeared 18 July 1840 before Andw. Craig, Clk. 18 Nov. 1840. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-265/266: 21? Sept. 1841, Thomas H.P. Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Jackson King of afsd, for $30 paid, sell one certain tract or parcel of land in county & state of KY on Lusk? River? and containing by survey 50 acres patented in the name of Thomas H.P. Duncan by patent dated 8 July 1834, beg. ..., and its appurtenances. /s/ Thomas H.P. Duncan. Wit. G.L. Ballinger Clerk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-266: 25? Sept. 1841, Thomas H.P. Duncan to Jackson King, both of Whitley Co. KY, for $40 paid, sell to said Jackson King a certain tract or parcel of land in Whitley Co. on March?? Creek, patented to Thomas H.P. Duncan 8 July 1834 beg. ... with its appurtenances. /s/ Thomas H.P. Duncan. Wit. G.L. Ballinger Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-266/267: 21? Sept. 1840, Thomas H.P. Duncan to Jackson King, both of Whitley Co. KY, for $40 paid, sell a certain tract or parcel of land in Whitley Co. on Duck Run, containing by survey 50 acres patented to Thomas H.P. Duncan by patent 8 July 1834, beg. ... fork (cannot read), with its appurtenances. /s/ Thos. H.P. Duncan. Wit. G.L. Ballinger, Clk. Certification by Gabe? L. Ballinger, Clerk of Whitley Co. Court, the preceeding 3 deeds from Thomas H.P. Duncan to Jackson King were on the date of each presented in my office ... 11 Oct. 1841, G.L. Ballinger, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-273/275: 14 Sept. 1841, Polly Duncan widow of John Duncan decd, and his heirs and legal representatives, to wit, Joseph Sullivan and his wife Narcissa Sullivan late Narcissa Duncan, Elijah Gerton and his wife Sally Gerton late Sally Duncan, H.B. Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Joseph D. Laughlin and his wife Jane Laughlin late Jane Duncan, Alfred G. Duncan and his wife Eloner Duncan late Eloner Duncan (sic), Samuel H. Porter and his wife Polly Porter late Polly Duncan, Dixon S. Duncan and Thomas H.P. Duncan, heirs &c of the late John Duncan decd; to Jonathan Foley of Whitley Co. KY; for $1175 paid, sell to said Jonathan Foley two tracts, one on Brier Creek containing by survey 123 acres, adj. said Gerton, the other containing 10 acres surrounding two acres reserved? by Elijah Gerton for a meeting house and a grain? yard, adj. the crossing of the Sand Branch, then with a line between Joseph Duncan & Eliz.? Foley, fence between said Duncan and Foley to a spring, then with Foley's fence to ... near Brier Creek, then up the said creek with its meanders to the beginning, with its appurtenances; they warrant title. /s/ Polly Duncan, Joseph Sullivan, Narcissa Sullivan, Elijah Gerton, Sally Gerton, H.B. Duncan, Joseph Duncan, J.D. Laughlin, A.G. Duncan, E.C. Duncan, Polly Porter, D.S. Duncan, Thos. H.P. Duncan. Wit. G.L. Ballinger Clk. Recorded 14 Oct. 1841; ack. by Polly Duncan, Joseph Duncan, H.B. Duncan and Thomas H.P. Duncan, and by Thos. H.P. Duncan by power of attorney from the balance of the heirs. (FHL film 1,904,211; brief extract from FHL film 531,629)
      2-296: 14 Sept. 1841, Harvey B. Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Joseph Gillis of afsd, for $7 paid, sold tract or parcel of land in Whitley Co. on Cumberland River, beg. ... in a line of Thomas Laughlin, then ... to the beginning, (acreage not given). /s/ H.B. Duncan. Wit. J.G. Balleyer?? Clk. (MAD: bottom line illegible) (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-324/325: 9 Sept. 1841, H.B. Duncan and wife Eliza of Whitley Co. KY to Jeptha W. Brawner of afsd, for $650 paid, sold tract or parcel of land being the same on which the said Duncan now lives in Whitley Co. on Motts? (Watts?) Creek containing 262 acres, bounded ... line of Thomas Laughlin's, then with a condition ... by said Duncan and Laughlin, then ...on a line of L. Laughlin's, then to the beginning, warrant title. /s/ Harvey B. Duncan, Eliza Duncan. Wit. G.L. Ballinger, Clk. They appeared before Galind L. Ballinger 9 Sept. 1841. /s/ 14 Feb. 1843. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-328: 18 Nov. 1842?, Joseph Duncan and wife Jane S. Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Jeptha W. Brawner of town of Williamsburg, county & state afsd, for $200 paid, sell to said Brawner two lots in town of Williamsburg known as No.4 & 2?, together with appurtenances belonging, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Jane S. Duncan. Wit. G. Ballinger. Certification by Gabriel L. Ballinger, Clerk of the Court, that Joseph Duncan and Jane his wife on 18 Nov. 1842? (1844?) ack. the deed and Jane released her dower. /s/ 14 Feby. 1846. (MAD: definitely 1846, but indexed Feb. 14, 1843) (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-356: 4 Feb. 1840, Joseph Duncan and wife Jane Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Thomas Perkins of Campbell Co. TN, for $250 paid, sell to said Perkins one tract or parcel of land containing 28 acres more or less, a part of Daniel? Smith's survey of 1000 acres originally deeded from Smith to Hiram L. Farris? & from said Farris to Joseph Sullivan and from Sullivan to said Joseph Duncan 18? June 1839, in Whitley Co. KY, together with appurtenances. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Jane Duncan. Wit. Andw. Craig Clk? Certification by Andw. Craig, Clk, the deed from Joseph Duncan & Jane his wife to Thomas Perkins was on 19 Feby. 1840 presented to me and ack, /s/ 19 Feb. 1840. Recorded April 4, 1843 by G.L. Ballinger, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-357: 19? Feb. 1840?, Joseph Duncan and wife Jane Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Thomas Perkins of Campbell Co. TN, for $100 paid, sell to said Perkins one tract or parcel of land containing 50 acres more or less in Whitley Co. on the south side ... of Cumberland River to adjoin David?? G. Smith's survey, bounded ... beg. at Smith's southeastwardly corner ..., warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Jane Duncan. Wit. A. Craig, Clk. Certification by Andw. Craig, Clk, 19? Feb. 1840? Recorded 4 April 1843 by G.L. Ballinger, Clk. (MAD: not in index) (FHL film 1,904,211)
      2-358: 17 Feb. 1840?, Joseph Duncan and wife Jane of Whitley Co. KY to Thomas Perkins of Campbell Co. TN, for $400 paid, sell to said Perkins one tract or parcel of land containing 150 acres more or less in Whitley Co. KY on the northeast bank of the Clear fork of Cumberland River to adj. the lands of Charles Go??? & Nathan Cox, bounded beg. ... mouth of a branch, then up the same with the meanders to ... , with its appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Jane Duncan. Wit. A. Craig, Clk. Certification by Andw. Craig, Clk, 19 Feb. 1840. Recorded 4 April 1843 by G.L. Ballinger, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
 
      3-3/4: 30 Aug. 1844, Joseph Duncan and Jane Duncan his wife to Jeptha W. Brawner, all of Whitley Co. KY, for $10, sell to said J.W. Brawner a certain lot of land in County afsd in town of Williamsburg, No.38, which was conveyed to said Duncan by Thomas? Rockhold as Deputy Sheriff by deed 17 June 1840, the said Jeptha W. Brawner to have together with appurtenances belonging, warrant title. /w/ Joseph Duncan, Jane Duncan. Wit. G.L. Ballinger, Clk. Certification by Addison? Williams, Clerk of the County Court for Whitley Co., that the deed from Joseph Duncan and Jane his wife to Jeptha W. Brawner was this day produced and proven and ack. ... 31 Aug. 1844, admitted to record 26 April 1847. /s/ A. Williams, Clk. (FHL film 1,904,211)
      3-475: 9 Sept. 1841, Thomas H.P. Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Andrew Higginbotham of afsd, for $75 paid, sell to said Higginbotham a tract or parcel of land containing by survey 500 acres in Pelaskey [MAD: Pulaski] County on Cullen fork of Ingen creek south of Cumberland River surveyed in name of James Richardson and patented in name of T.H.P. Duncan and bounded ... (meets & bounds not copied), with its appurtenances, warrent title. /s/ Thomas H.P. Duncan, 9 Sept. 1851. Certification by John P. Tye, Clerk of County Court, that the deed was presented to him on 11 Nov., and it appearing from an endorsement thereon that the same has been ack. by the grantor before G.L. Ballinger former clerk of this court on 11 Sept. 1841, I have duly admitted to record together with this certificate, 11 Nov. 1851, John P. Tye, Clk. (MAD: years as given) (FHL film 1,904,211)
      3-476: 9 Sept. 1851, Thomas H.P. Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Andrew Hickingbotham of afsd, for $25 paid, sell tract or parcel of land containing by survey 180 acres in Whitley Co. on Baga? (Paga?) Creek, beg. ... (meets & bounds), with its appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ 9 Sept. 1851, Thomas H.P. Duncan. Certification by John T. Lye, Clerk of County Court, that deed was on 11 Nov. 1851 presented to me, and it appearing from an endorsement on the back of said deed that it had been duly ackn. before Gabriel L. Ballenger former clerk on 11 Sept. 1841, I have admitted the same to record together with this certificate. Nov. 11, 1851. (FHL film 1,904,211)
 
      4-163/164: 18 Aug. 1844, Joseph Duncan and Jane Duncan his wife to Squire Gatliff, of Whitley Co. KY, for $650 paid, sell two tracts or parcels of land in Whitley Co. KY on the waters of Briar Creek, a branch of Cumberland River, and on the south side of sd. Briar Creek, the first tract containing 156 acres more or less, 100 of which was granted to Jesse Perkins by patent 20 July 1818, and the other 56 acres was also granted to said Jesse Perkins by patent 9 Aug. 1820 and conveyed to said Joseph Duncan by said Jesse Perkins by deed 7 Sept. 1833, recorded in Whitley Co., bounded beg. corner to Elijah Gerton's survey, then ... to the beginning. The second tract containing 50 acres more or less, the same land that was granted to Dixen S. "Ducan" by patent 22 May 1834 and by said Dixen S. Duncan conveyed to said Joseph Duncan 18 May 1839, recorded Whitley Co. Book B pg.94, bounded beg. on said Joseph Duncan most southern line where it crosses Duncan's Branch, warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Jane Duncan. Wit. G.L. Ballinger. Recorded 29 Sept. 1854, had been ack. before G.L. Ballinger, former Clerk of the Court. (FHL film 533,550)
      4-576/578: 27 Oct. 1857, James Foster and wife Rebecca of Whitley Co. KY to Joshua Duncan of Scott Co. TN, for $300 paid, sell tract or parcel of land containing 131 acres in two surveys, both joining together, in Whitley Co. KY, all on the "watters" of Orter Creek and bounded, tract containing 81 acres beg. on a flat knobb on the west side of the Creek, then ... crossing the creek, to ... bank of a drean, then ... to the beginning. 2nd Tract baring date from 22 March 1853 containing 50 acres beg. at 3 chesnut oaks, then ... to the beginning, making in the whole 131 acres agreeable to the "too" patents, more or less, together with the appertanances, warrant title. /s/ James (X) Foster, Rebeca (X) Foster. Wit. J. Neal, Charles Foster. They appeared 19 June 1858 before L.K. Craig, D.C., recorded 11 Aug. 1858. (MAD: spelling as given) (FHL film 533,550)
 
      5-354/355: 9 June 1862, James Fawlkner of KY, first part, and Joseph Fawlkner and wife Sintha Fawlkner and Chesley Duncan and wife Martha J. Duncan, second part, have sold to party of the first part all our interest in and to one certain tract of land for $4.50 paid us, the said land being the same land "wild" to the heirs of Frank (written above: "Francis") Fawlkners Mima? Saydes? lying in Whitley Co. KY on waters of the Clear Fork of Cumberland River at the mouth of the Clear Fork a tributary of Cumberland River, bounded on the Clear Fork river on the north, on the east by Daniel Fawlkners land, on the southeast by the lands of James Fawlkner, on the south by lands of Richard Perkins & southwest by the land of Enoch Bird, on the northwest by lands of R.C. Lawson, to the beginning; warrant title. /s/ Joseph Fawlkner, Synthy Fawlkner, Chesley Duncan, Martha Jane Duncan. They ack. deed and wives released dower, 24 August 1862. (FHL film 533,551)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Campbell Co. TN Register's Book C, 1817-1820 (FHL film 24,606, Part 3)
      C-158: 8 Oct. 1818, indenture of William Jones of Campbell Co. TN to George Dunkin of Whitley Co. KY, for $80, 27-1/2 acres on branch of Elk fork of Cumberland, corner John Anderson. Wit. William Jones. Proved in court 5 July 1819.
      C-160: 8 Oct. 1818, William Jones of Campbell Co. TN to George Dunkin of Whitley Co. KY, $80, 20 acres where Jones now lives.

Campbell Co. TN Land Entries (FHL film 979,234; books contain entries and also deeds)
Vol.C, "1837-1814" - very poor index, following from page by page
      C-158: 8 Oct. 1818, Williamson Jones of Campbell Co. TN to George Dunkin of Whitley Co. KY, $80, 27-1/2 acres on W? (N?) Fork of Cumberland River adj. John Anderson; /s/ William (X) Jones; wit. Wm. King, Nathaniel Rowan.
      C-161: 21? Oct. 1818, Williamson Jones of Campbell Co. TN to George Dunkin of Whitley Co. KY, $80, 20 acres where said Johnson lived, adj. John Anderson; /s/ William (X) Jones; wit. Wm. King, Nathaniel Rowan.

Claiborne Co. TN Deed (FHL film 898,407)
      M-255: 19 Sept. 1831, John Critchfield of Claborne Co. TN to Jeremiah Duncan of Whitley Co. KY, $300, 100 acres where said Critchfield lives, on Powels River, Lot A of Henderson grant and 50 acres of Baddy's tract (similar) and 100 acres joining first, and 50 acres, four tracts total 300 acres. Wit. Walter Evans, Alfred Critchfield.

Mercer Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/18/2014; have jpg image)
      A-53/54: We, H.B. Duncan and Eliza his wife, Joseph D. Laughlin and Jane his wife and G.W. Laughlin and Cynthia his wife, all of Mercer Co. MO, appoint John S. Laughlin of Whitley Co. KY our agent and attorney in fact to sell our interest to any or all lands belonging to each or any of us in Whitley Co. KY and in our names to do and perform all acts ... 2 Aug. 1847. /s/ H.B. Duncan, Eliza Duncan, Joseph D. Laughlin, Jane Laughlin, G.W. Laughlin, Cynthia Laughlin. Ack. 2 Aug. 1847 by H.B. Duncan and Eliza his wife and Joseph D. Laughlin and Jane his wife, G.W. Laughlin and Cynthia his wife before D.W. Baker, J.P., Mercer Co. MO. Certification 2 Aug. 1847 for David W. Baker, Justice of the Peace in Mercer Co. MO, by G.W. Laughlin, Clerk of County Court of Mercer Co. MO. (FHL film 1,008,191)
 

Lawrence Co. IN Deeds
      A-220: 12 Dec. 1823, John Duncan and wife Polly, Joseph Sullivan and his wife Narcissa of Whitley Co. KY and Vincent Wyatt and Jemima R. his wife of Knox Co. KY, to Adam Kern of Monroe Co. IN, for $333.60, land in Laurence Co. in Vincennes Dist., T5N R2W, the E 1/2 of SW 1/4 Sec. 23, containing 80 acres. /s/ John Duncan, Polly Duncan, Joseph Sullivan, Narcissa Sullivan, Vincent Wyatt, Jemima R. Wyatt late Jemima R. Duncan. Wit. John G. Crump, Samuel Cox. Release in Knox Co. KY by Jemima Wyatt; ack. in Whitley Co. KY by John Duncan & wife & by oaths of witnesses for Joseph Sullivan; release by Polly Duncan & Narcissa Sullivan 12 Dec. 1823 before Samuel Cox & John F. Sharp, JP's of Whitley Co. KY. Rec. Lawrence Co. IN 7 Oct. 1824. (FHL film 1,317,711) (MAD: Joseph Sullivan mar. Narcissee Duncan 8/2/1812 Knox Co. KY, John L/S. Duncan mar. Jemima R. Sullivan 7/1/1817 Knox Co. KY, Jemima R. (Sullivan) Duncan mar. Vincent (Winson) Wyatt 9/19/1819 Whitley Co. KY; to Morgan Co. MO per "MO State Gen. Assn. Journal" Vol.V 1985, pg.138; see the Sullivan-Wilson Bible Records on pg.138, "MO State Gen. Assn. Journal" Vol.5 #3, Summer 1985, from Dorothy Franks 4/1989)
      E-24: 19 May 1826, John Duncan and wife Polly of Whitley Co. KY to Abraham Wagganer of Lawrence Co. IN, $160, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.31 T6N R2W, 72 acres. Signed by Joseph Duncan, attorney. Wit. John Donaldson, Robert L. Donaldson. (FHL film 1,317,713)
      H-333: 25 March 1841, Mary Dunkin, widow, and Harvey B. Dunkin, Joseph Dunkin, Dixon S. Dunkin, Elijah Gerton & Sally his wife late Sally Dunkin, Joseph Sullivan & Narcissa his wife late Narcissa Dunkin, Joseph Laughlin & Jane his wife late Jane Dunkin, A.G. Dunkin & Eleanor C. his wife late Eleanor C. Dunkin, Samuel H. Porter & his wife Mary late Mary Dunkin, heirs of John Dunkin decd, appoint Thomas H.P. Dunkin of Whitley Co. KY our true & lawful attorney to sell one certain tract or parcel of land in the State of IN, being the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.30 T5N R1W, containing 90.27 acres. Certification by Whitley Co. KY County Clerk and Justices of the Peace. Rec. Lawrence Co. IN 7 April 1841. (FHL film 1,317,714)
      H-334: 7 April 1841; Whereas on 25 March 1841, Mary Dunkin, widow, and Harvey B. Dunkin, Joseph Dunkin, Dickson S. Dunkin, Elijah Gerton & Sally his wife late Sally Dunkin, Joseph Sullivan & Narcissa his wife late Narcissa Dunkin, Joseph Laughlin & Jane his wife late Jane Dunkin, A.G. Dunkin & Eleanor C. his wife late Eleanor C. Dunkin, Samuel H. Porter & Mary his wife late Mary Dunkin, heirs of John Dunkin decd. late of Whitley Co. KY, appointed Thomas H.P. Dunkin of Whitley Co. KY their attorney to sell one certain tract or parcel of land in the State of IN, being the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.30 T5N R1W, containing 90.27 acres; I as attorney for the heirs and also I the said Thomas H.P. Dunkin son and one of the legal heirs of the said John Dunkin sell to William Kerns of Lawrence Co. IN, for $320, the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.30 T5 R1W, 90.27 acres. Signed T.H.P. Dunkin. Wit. R.W. Thompson. Rec. Lawrence Co. IN 7 April 1841 on oath of T.H.P. Dunkin. (FHL film 1,317,714)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (from John A. Duncan 1995 & 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.660, Company G, 4th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Camp Dick Robinson, [Garrard Co.] KY: Lindsey C. Duncan, 1st Lt., enr. July 6, 1865, mustered in July 6, 1865, at Macon, [Bibb Co.] GA, for 3 years; mustered out Aug. 17, 1865, at Macon, GA; Promoted from 2nd Lt. to 1st Lt. July 6, 1865; prisoner of war at Andersonville, GA, from July 30, 1864, to Sept. 19, 1864. (MAD: resided Rockcastle Co. KY per list of officers; 1850 Whitley Co. KY, 1860 Madison 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, Franklin; F 16 KY Inf.; 1890 Aug. 5, Invalid Appl. #867675, Cert. #680850, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Camp Temple, KY; Mason, Fleming, Bracken, Lewis and Whitley Cos. KY)
      Duncan, Lindsey C., widow Duncan, Mary I.; G 4 KY Mtd. Inf.; 1881 March 14, Invalid Appl. #417248, Cert. #407225, KY; 1905 Dec. 19, Widow Appl. #839891, Cert. #611053, KY. (MAD: 1850 Whitley Co. KY census, 1860 Madison Co. KY census; mustered in at Macon, Bibb Co. GA)
      Duncan, William H.; H 16 KY Inf.; 1875 Nov. 13, Invalid Appl. #210333, Cert. #217834. (MAD: mustered in at Camp Lee, KY; Mason, Fleming, Bracken, Lewis and Whitley Cos. KY) (MAD: 1860 Whitley or Fleming Co. KY census)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1886 "Biographical and historical record of Wayne and Appanoose counties, Iowa : containing a condensed history of the state of Iowa, portraits and biographies of the governors, personal histories of many of the leading families" pub. by Inter-State Pub. Co. (FHL book 977.78 D3b and film 1,000,023 item 4)
      Pg.360: HARVEY M. DUNCAN, farmer, Grand River Township, was born in Whitley Co. KY, November 10, 1837, a son of Harvey B. and Eliza (Laughlin) Duncan. In the fall of 1841 his parents brought their family to Iowa and settled in Wayne County, on section 8, Grand River Township, where the father died in 1861. They had a family of eight children, only 3 of whom, Harvey M. and John D., of Lineville, and Joseph A., of Custer Co. Nebraska, are living. .... In 1880 Mrs. Duncan took up the study of been culture .... He moved to Lineville in 1883 that his children might have the advantage of its schools. He was married January 19, 1862, to Sarah E. McMurtry, daughter of John McMurtry. She was born in Monroe Co. IL, in 1844, and accompanied her parents to Lineville, Iowa, in 1851, her father still being a resident of the village. To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have been born 8 children, 3 sons and 5 daughters, of whom 7 are living -- John H., Maude, Della S., Eliza E., Hamilton L., Olive B. and Elizabeth E. One son, James W., was killed by the kick of a colt when 2 years old. Mr. Duncan enlisted in ... the war of the Rebellion, and served as a member of Company H, 46th Iowa Infantry. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, being a charter member of the Lineville Lodge. Mrs. Duncan is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
      Pg.364-5: THOMAS D. DUNCAN, farmer and stock-raiser, residing on section 17, Grand River Township, Wayne County, was born in Whitley Co. KY November 4, 1836, a son of Joseph Duncan, who was also a native of Whitley County, born September 15, 1798, and a grandson of John Duncan, who was born February 25, 1765. Our subject was reared on a farm ... He came with his parents to Wayne Co. IA, in 1844, they locating in Grand River Township, where the father died about 1855. .... Thomas D. Duncan was married July 3, 1863, to Smira A. Moore, a daughter of Robert Moore, of Mercer Co. MO. Four of the 5 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are living -- Hazard P., Florence M., Alex and Bertha J. One daughter, Senoma E., died at the age of 18 years. ... Mrs. Duncan is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church South.
      Pg.446-7: GREEN P. DUNCAN, deceased, was a native of Whitley Co. KY, born February 27, 1829, and was a son of Harvy B. Duncan. He was reared a farmer .... He came with his parents to Wayne County, Iowa, in 1841, and settled in Grand River Township .... Our subject was married January 1, 1858, to Julia A. Gatliffe, a daughter of Charles Gatliffe, an early settler of Decatur County, Iowa, now deceased. Twelve children were born to this union of whom ten still survive -- Mary E., Harvard B., Sarah A., Dickson L., Sophia A., John P., Nebraska J., Thomas J., Iva L. and Oliver L. Mr. Duncan was a hard-working and industrious farmer, and at his death, which occurred March 30, 1882, he left 800 acres of good land which he had acquired by his own efforts.
 

OTHER SOURCES

"Harvey Boyd Duncan, From MO to IA" by Joseph George Duncan, 1968, 7-page booklet; reprinted from the "Iowa Journal of History and Politics," Vol.40 #4 Oct.1942, pgs.415-421 (booklet from Joseph G. Duncan 5/1991, FHL book 921.73 D912d)
      MAD: This booklet and article concern Harvey Boyd Duncan, Mercer Co. MO State Representative before 1851, who lived in Wayne Co. IA; two years later was member of House of Representatives in Iowa General Assembly. He was born 29 Feb. 1796, the son of John Duncan and wife Mary Laughlin. Harvey Boyd Duncan married in Whitley Co. KY 12 Oct. 1820 to his cousin Eliza Laughlin. There is much more in the booklet about his family.
 

"A Diary of Public Events and Notices of My Life and Family etc." by Samuel Hervey Laughlin, from Jan. 1 1845 to ---
      The complete text from the diary is on the website of James Porter, along with a lot of other information about the families and relatives of Samuel Porter and Elizabeth Dunkin. Capt. John Dunkin or Duncan, born in Lancaster Co. PA in 1743, died in Washington Co. VA in 1817; his sons John Duncan or Dunkin moved to the area that became Whitley Co. KY and Joseph Duncan or Dunkin to the area that became Coffee Co. TN.
      http://home.att.net/~jlp1/reports/shlaughlindiary.htm
 

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