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

Last revised June 9, 2012

BROWN CO. OH
Formed 1818 from Adams, Clermont
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820 Brown Co. OH Census (tape over column)
Byrd Twp.
Pg.340  Alexander Duncan     200010     - 32101
          (MAD: 1830 ? Highland Co. OH census)
Eagle Twp.
Pg.348  William Duncan       000001     - 00000
Lewis Twp.
Pg.416  Joshua Duncan        101110     - 210x0


1830 Brown Co. OH Census
Clark Twp.
Pg.461  John Duncan          0000,01    - 2000,1


1840 Brown Co. OH Census
Huntington Twp.
Pg.264  George Dunkin        1001,1     - 0001
Lewis Twp.
Pg.304  Lemuel Dunkin        2000,1     - 0000,1
        Joshua Dunken        0001,001   - 0000,1001
          (MAD: 1850 Jackson Co. IA census;
            Lemuel died there 1845)

1850 Brown Co. OH Census
(handwritten page numbers, not stamped)
Clark Twp.
Pg.702, #1151, Samuel H. McBETH 29 OH farmer $1600
                  Barbary 25 OH
                  Jane 2, Joseph W. 1 OH
                  John DUNCAN 4 OH
 

1860 Brown Co. OH Census
Sterling Twp.
Pg.160, #130-130, Abuck DUNHAM 47 MA farmer $1800-$500
                  Jane 46 OH
                  Susan SOUTH 8 OH
Union Twp.
Pg.248, #151-151, Matthew DUNHAM 33 OH farmer $0-$300
                  Cynthia 38 KY
                  Emily 10, Debia (f) 5 OH
                  Frances (f) 2 OH
                  Thos. COLLINS 28 KY laborer $0-$300
                  Catherine 34 KY
 

1870 Brown Co. OH Census
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.145, #116-116, DUNCAN, Jerry 25 KY MULATTO farming $0-$100
                  Lucinda 40 KY MULATTO keeping
                  Henry 8 OH MULATTO at home
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Brown Co. OH Probate Indexes
      General probate index 1817-1964 - no Duncan will through Vol. 3; no McBeth (FHL film 974,570)
      General index to probate files 1820-1952 - no Duncan to #12,200 (FHL film 974,569)
 

LAND RECORDS

Brown Co. OH Deeds (indexes 1818-1838 and 1839-1853 on FHL film 974,671)
      Index 1839-1853 - no Duncan
      D4-415: 1 March 1825, John Barrett and wife Frances of Monrow (sic) Co. KY to Thomas Duncan of said county and state, $150, undivided moiety of land in Brown Co., bank of River Ohio, 216 acres. Reg. in Brown Co. OH. (FHL film 361,772) (the other half was sold to Lowman L. Haws, D4-414; no grantor deed indexed for either through 1853)
      G7-110: 23 Dec. 1828, Joseph Stableton, admr. of Thomas Young late of Brown Co. OH decd, to Alexander Duncan of Highland Co. OH, court order to sell property to pay debts, 34 acres sold to highest bidder, $350, being more than 1/2 appraised value, the court issued order confirming sale 8 Nov. 1828; land on east bank of White Oak Creek, line of tract sold to W. & J. Davidson. Wit. Danl. F. Barney, Thomas W. Sargent. (FHL film 361,774)
      G7-238: 23 Dec. 1828, Alexander Duncan and wife Susannah of Highland Co. OH to Francis Landrum of Bracken Co. KY, $350, 34 acres, land in G7-110. /s/ Alexander Duncan, Susan (X) Duncan. Wit. Joseph Stableton, Danl. F. Barney. Susan examined in Highland Co. OH. (FHL film 361,774)
      N13-63: 23 June 1832, Jesse Truitt and wife Margaret (X) to Joshua Duncan, all Brown Co. OH, $200, 50 acres on Bullskin, part of James Knox's survey #366 of 2,000 acres, adj. Christian Hoss decd, William Trout, Naman Chapman, Jeramiah Plummer. Body of deed sometimes says "Joseph" Duncan. Wit. Amos Cradit, William Vance. (FHL film 361,777)
      N13-464: 5 Nov. 1836, Joshua (X) Duncan and wife Sarah (X) of Brown Co. OH to John Trisler of Clermont Co. OH, $350, land in N13-63. Wit. Phebe Goodwin, Hester S. Goodwin. (FHL film 361,777)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Adams Co. OH Deed (FHL film 545,522)
      10-419: 6 Feb. 1819, Ennis Duncan and wife Melinda of Mason Co. KY to John Castledine of Adams Co. OH, for $400, 100 acres more or less adj. Benjamin Goodin's survey #2618, which said Duncan obtained by a decree against Benjamin Goodin in Adams Co. Court of Common Pleas at March term 1816. /s/ Ennis Duncan. (no wife's signature) Wit. Joseph Wallingford, Joseph Ousler, James Coulter. Ack. in Brown Co. OH.
 

Clermont Co. OH Deeds (SLC 12/2008)
      U19-71: 19 Feb. 1820, Alexander Duncan of Brown Co. OH to Samuel Glaze of same, $50, Inlot #439 in Town of Williamsburg. /s/ Alexander Duncan. (MAD: no wife) Wit. Jacob Eckman, John Doughley. (FHL film 333,145)
 

Mason Co. KY Deeds
      39-452/453: 11 March 1834, Stephen Riggs and wife Elizabeth of Brown Co. OH to Joseph Duncan of Mason Co. KY, for $200 paid, sell all his interest, which is 1/9 undivided part, of a tract of land in Mason Co. KY on waters of Johnson fork of Licking, containing 178 acres and 27 poles, beg. near corner of late David Duncan's orchard, then to ... corner to John Peed, then with Peed's line ... William Dye's lane, then .. to beginning, which was conveyed to David Duncan by Thomas Bodley and wife 3 Oct. 1820, which is part of a tract of 200 acres formerly purchased by David Duncan from Arthur Fox out of Jacob Johnson's settlement and preemptiuon and where the said Joseph Duncan now lives, which interest or undivided ninth part the said Stephen Riggs is entitled to as heir and devizee of said David Duncan now decd, together with appurtenances, does not warrant title but only conveys his interest. /s/ Stephen Riggs, Elizabeth Riggs. They ack. deed in Mason Co. KY on 11 March 1834. Delivered to owner 13 Nov. 1834. (FHL film 281,801)
      42-267/269: 4 Dec. 1835, Joseph Duncan of Mason Co. KY from James W. Campbell and wife Mary of Brown Co. OH, for $400 paid, sell to Joseph Duncan all his interest which is one undivided ninth part, of a tract of land in Mason Co. KY on waters of Johnson Fork of Licking containing 178 acres and 27 poles, beg. near the corner of the late David Duncan's orchard, then ... corner to John Peed, with Peed's line ... to William Dye's lane, then ... to the beginning, which was conveyed to David Duncan by Thomas Bodley and wife by deed 3 Oct. 1820, recorded in Mason Co. KY, which is a part of 200 acre tract formerly purchased by David Duncan from Arthur Fox out of Jacob Johnson's settlement and preemption and where said Joseph Duncan now lives, which interest or one undivided ninth part the said James W. Campbell is entitled to as heir of said David Duncan now decd, ... does not warrant title but only conveys his interest. /s/ James W. Campbell, Mary (X) Campbell. Wit. H. B. Payne, Jesse G. McKinny. They ack. deed in Brown Co. OH on 4 Dec. 1835, /s/ by H.B. Payne, Associate Judge. Certification by G.W. King, Clerk of Brown Co. OH Court of Common Pleas, for H.B. Payne Esq., 4 Dec. 1835. Recorded 2 Jan. 1836. Delivered to owner 20 Sept. 1837. (FHL film 281,803)
      51-509/510: 29 April 1842, Jane Duncan of Brown Co. OH appoint Washington Campbell of afsd my attorney to sell all my individual interest, being about 20 acres of land more or less, in a parcel of land in Mason Co. KY on which land my father David Duncan owned and resided on at the time of his decease and my brother Joseph Duncan now resides on the same tract. /s/ Jane Duncan. Wit. Victor King, William G. Kephart, H. Martin. "State of Kentucky Brown County" Before Henry Martin, Associate Judge of Court of Common Pleas, 29 April 1822, appeared Jane Duncan who ack. signing. /s/ Henry Martin, Associate Judge. "State of Ohio, Brown County" John H. Blair, Clerk of Court of Common Pleas in said County of Brown certified that Henry Martin was an associate Judge, 30 April 1842, at Georgetown, John H. Blair, Clerk, Brown Common Pleas. Recorded 30 Aug. 1842, John James Key, Clerk of Mason Co. KY court. (FHL film 281,807)
      51-510/512: 26 Aug. 1842, Jane Duncan of Brown Co. OH by Washington Campbell her attorney, to Joseph Duncan of Mason Co. KY, for $600 paid, sell her interest, which is 1/9 undivided part of a parcel of land in Mason Co. KY, on waters of Johnsons Fork of Licking containing 178 acres and 27 poles, being the tract of land on which David Duncan resided at the time of his decease, bounded beg. near the corner of late David Duncan's orchard, then to John Peed's corner, then to William Dye's lane, which land was conveyed by Thomas Bodley and wife to David Duncan 3 Oct. 1820, which is part of tract of 200 acres formerly purchased by David Duncan of Arthur Fox out of Jacob Johnson's settlement and preemption and on which said Joseph Duncan now resides, which 1/9 undivided part Jane Duncan is entitled to as heir of said David Duncan now deceased, warrant title. /s/ Jane Duncan by Washington Campbell, Attorney in fact. Ack. 30 Aug. 1842. (FHL film 281,807)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1893 "Biographical History of Crawford, Ida and Sac Cos. IA : containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States, with accompanying biographies, a condensed history of Iowa, with biographies of the governors, engravings of prominent citizens of the counties, with personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families" pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.7 B615; FHL book 977.74 D3bh)
      Pg.291: OLIVER PERRY DUNKIN, one of the leading citizens and pioneer farmers of Clinton township, Sac Co. IA, was born January 21, 1826. His father, Joshua Dunkin, was a native of Virginia and a soldier in the war of 1812. His grandfather, John Dunkin, was a descendant of Scotch ancestry. The maiden name of our subject's mother was Sarah Richardson. She was born in Ohio, a descendant of German ancestry, and was first married to a Mr. Riley, by whom she had four children. She married Mr. Dunkin in Brown Co. OH, and her death occurred in Fulton Co. IL, at the age of sixty. After her death the father came to Clinton Co. IA, where he died at the age of seventy. He voted for Fremont in 1856, but was a Democrat all his life. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and for many years was a Class Leader.
      Oliver P. was a lad of fourteen or fifteen years when the family moved to Fulton Co. IL, and on his father's farm in that county he was reared. He then moved to Jackson Co. IA, and some years later went to Clinton Co. and settled near Elwood. From Clinton Co., in 1875, he came to Sac Co., bought 320 acres of land, and on it has since resided. ...
      Mr. Dunkin was married in Clinton Co. IA, November 12, 1854, to Mary Jane Clark, a native of New Jersey. ...
      (MAD: Married 1809 in Adams Co. OH; b. 1788 VA; 1850 Jackson Co. IA)
 

1893 "Portrait and Biographical Record, Dickinson, Saline, McPherson and Marion Cos. KS" pub. by Chapman Bros. (FHL book 978.15 D3p; from LaVaun Burch 9/1994)
      Pg.303: HIRAM SCOTT, engaged in agricultural pursuits on section 2, Mound Township, McPherson Co. KS, ... son of James and Rachael (Curry) Scott, both natives of W.VA. The mother still survives and resides in her native state, but her husband died in 1876. Hiram Scott was born Dec. 26, 1847, in Raleigh Co. WV; after he passed his majority he went to Moultrie Co. IL, worked as farmer for 3 years, in the spring of 1872 to KS and settled on farm where he now resides. ... Mr. Scott married in May, 1875, to Miss Jennie Forbes, a daughter of William J. and Susan (Duncan) Forbes, natives of OH and IN. Her parents moved to Kansas in the spring of 1872 and settled in Lone Tree Twp. They later came to McPherson City, but now reside in Salem, OR. Mrs. Scott was born in IN Feb. 5, 1856; in 1875 she taught school in this district ... (LaVaun Burch note 9/1994: Susan Duncan was a daughter of Alexander Duncan of Brown & Highland Co. OH)
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Brown Co. OH:
      James Duncan, 1819, on tax list (from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983, source not given)
      Maria Brown Duncan, 6 March 1827, mar. Marcus C. Wells, marriage return headed Augusta, KY. (MAD: Augusta, Bracken Co. KY)
      Elizabeth Duncan, 29 Nov. 1832, age 40, mar. Stephen Riggs age 50.
      Elizabeth Dunken, 30 Dec. 1832, age 19, mar. Philemon Brown age 22.
      Alexander Duncan, 9 Dec. 1833, mar. Susan Shields (MAD: 1850 Highland Co. OH census)
      John Duncan, 1 April 1834, mar. Polly Shields (MAD: 1840 Highland Co. OH census)
      Washington Duncan, 6 Aug. 1834, mar. Axy Lamkin
      Lemuel Duncan, 18 May 1837, mar. Fanny Brown (MAD: one Lemuel Duncan died 6/2/1845 Jackson Co. IA)
      James Duncan, 29 Oct. 1847, mar. Louisa Hudson (MAD: 1850 Davidson Co. TN census)
      Adolphus Dunkin, 11 July 1848, mar. Sarah W. Kenton (MAD: 1850 Madison Co. OH census)
      Elizabeth Ann Duncan, April 1849, mar. William Silvey (MAD: her father Eli Duncan of 1850 Carter Co. KY census, per Ancestral File)
      Katharine Duncan, 13 Dec. 1849, mar. George Merandy.
 

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