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Last revised November 18, 2012

MADISON CO. OH
Formed 1810 from Franklin
Clark formed 1818 from Champaign, Madison, Greene
Union formed 1820 from Franklin, Madison, Logan, Delaware
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820 Madison Co. OH Census
Union Twp.
Pg. 62  Saml. Dunkin        000100      - 10100
          (MAD: one Samuel Duncan mar. Susanna Moore
            12/8/1817 Pickaway Co. OH)


1830 Madison Co. OH Census
London Twp.
Pg. 92  David Dunkin         0000,11    - 1000,1
Union Twp.
Pg.100  Susana Dunkin        1          - 0010,01
          (MAD: widow of Samuel)


1840 Madison Co. OH Census
Deer Creek Twp.
Pg. 19  Susan Dunkin         01         - 0000,01

1850 Madison Co. OH Census
Union Twp.
Pg.181, #73, Susannah DUNKIN 47 VA -- $480
                  Nathan 21 OH farmer
London
Pg.201, #84, David DUNCAN 50 NY tailor $11,000
                  Jenetta 38 KY
                  Frances J. (f) 15, Mary 1 OH
Range Twp.
Pg.230, #51, Adolphus DUNKIN 20 OH farmer $18,000
                  Sarah W. 18 OH
                  Simon K. (m) 1 OH
                  (MAD: Adolphus Dunkin mar. Sarah W. Kenton 7/11/1848 Brown Co. OH)
 

1860 Madison Co. OH Census
London Village
Pg.304, #86-98, David DUNKIN 57 NY retird mercht $56,500-$8,000
                  Jennetta 44 KY
                  Mary 11, Scott (m) 8 OH
Pg.310, #167-187, Adolphus DUNKIN 29 OH farmer $50,000-$1,600
                  Sarah 28 OH
                  Kenton (m) 11, Nancy 9 OH
                  Willie (m) 7, Charles 5 OH
                  Fannie (f) 3, Minnie (f) 2 OH
                  Phebe KENTON 64 PA (blank) $30,000-$0
                  Maria BLUE 16 OH MULATTO domestic
                  George GLASSFORD 40 ENG gardener $0-$0
Union Twp.
Pg.324, #349-380, Nathan DUNCAN 32 OH farmer $2000-$450
                  Susannah 58 VA
                  Cormina (f) 38 OH (definitely not Carolina)
 

1870 Madison Co. OH Census
London
Pg.769, #170-186, DUNKIN, Jenette (f) 47 KY keeping house $12,000-$390
                  Scott (m) 18 OH at home $20,000-$0
Pg.774, #237-267, DUNKIN, Adolphus 38 OH hotel propr. $0-$275
                  Sarah 35 OH keeping house $64,000-$0
                  Kenton 21 OH hotel clerk
                  Nancy 17, William 16, Fanny 13 OH attg. school
                  Minnie (f) 11, McCloud (m) 6 OH attg. school
                  David 3, Clara 1 OH at home
                  & many others, servants, etc.
Union Twp.
Pg.795, #552-572, DUNKIN, Nathan 40 OH farmer $3,335-$1,050
                  Caroline 45 OH keeping house
                  CREATH, Mary 16 OH at home
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Madison Co. OH Marriage Records A-J, 1810-1865, by DAR (FHL film 317,438)
      Dunkin, David to Mary Prentis, Apr. 4, 1829 by P.M. Lene JP
      Duncan, Nathan to Caroline Loofborrow, June 2, 1859 by J.S. Adams, MG
      Stickle, John to Duncan, Munerva (sic), Feb. 15, 1838 by J.B. Melvin JP
      Downing, Albert to Dunkin, Francis, May 8, 1851 by G.J. Archer

Madison Co. OH Marriages (FHL film 545,132)
      Vol. B, 1852-1884 - no Herman Geer
      Vol. 1, 1858-1868 - no Herman Geer
      (MAD: looking for Herman Johnson Geer mar. Eliza Ann Duncan 10/14/1866 per IGI; see Pike Co. MO)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Madison Co. OH Will Records (FHL film 545,136)
      Vol.A - no Duncan
      Vol.B - Pg.406/9: 15 Aug. 1859, will of David Dunkin of town of London, Madison Co. OH; to my son Adolphus during life land conveyed to me by Samuel McClimans and wife, and land conveyed to me by William Jackson and wife, in Deer Creek Twp, and 100 acres off the south side of the lands conveyed to me by Edward McCormack as sheriff in Union Twp; after his death the lands to the heirs of my said son. To my dau. Mary during life the lands conveyed to me by George Davidson and wife in Union Twp, and 25 acres conveyed to me by Job K. Jones and wife in Union Twp, and 88 acres off south end of lands conveyed to me by Lewellyn W. Gwynore? and others in Union Twp, also residue of land conveyed to me by Edward McCormack; to my dau. for life, to her heirs forever. Should my dau. survive my wife, then after decease of my wife, I further devise to my dau. during life Lot 4 with appertenances in town of London and furniture, then to her heirs forever. Devise to said dau. absolutely the piano now owned by me. To my son Winfield Scott during life the lands conveyed to me by John J. Melvin and wife in Union and Fairfield Twp, 450 acres, and the land conveyed to me by Marton B. Rubert in Union Twp, 70a; and residue of land conveyed by Lewellyn M. Gwynore?; then to his heirs. To my grandson Dunkin Downing during life the tract of land from John Davidson in Fairfield Twp, 185 acres, then to his heirs. My wife the use of said lot during life in addition to her dower estate, and in addition to 1/2 of first $400 and 1/3 of residue of personal estate; each of my devisees of said lands will bear an equal proportion to said dower; to my wife absolutely all the household provisions and furniture. To trustees of Methodist Episcopal Church in town of London $2000 in trust ... Remainder be held by trustee appointed by court, with interest payable annually until my son Winfield Scott age 21, then divided equally among sons and dau. (MAD: name of wife not given). Wit. John C. McCloud, R.A. Harrison. Proved 29 July 1862.
 

LAND RECORDS

Madison Co. OH Deed Indexes 1810-1870 (FHL film 522,897)
      4-215: Howell L.L., John & Robert Duncan decree from William Irwin et al, 970a, 1820
      5-418; 6-1, 3, 5, 6, 124, 166, 210, 211, 212; 7-181: Howell L.L., John, Valentine, Robert P. Duncan et al
      6-284; 7-82; 8-44, 79, 78; 10-433; 11-57; 13-312 & later: David Duncan from others, 1828 & later
      8-223: David Duncan to Abraham Hare, Lot 23 & 24 in Jefferson; later grantor deeds not copied
      17-250: Susannah Duncan from Samuel N. Kerr, 40a survey #5802, 5801; 1847
      17-324: David Duncan admr. and trustee to John Cecil, 1847
      22-228: David Duncan et al to John McMillen, Lot 5 in London, 1853
      22-244: Adolphus Dunkin to Andrew Kenton, Lot 27 in Cowling addition to London, 1853
      23-420: Same et al to John B. Evans, Lot 14 in London, 1854; & later not copied

Madison Co. OH Deeds
      4-215/6: Recorder's office 25 May 1820; among the causes in Madison Common Pleas of May 1820 term: On motion of John Duncan, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan, and Robert P. Duncan, by J.A. Minton their attorney who produced here in court a statement from the auditor of publick accounts for the State of OH containing the amount of tax, interest and ?? for which survey # of Entry 1245 for 1000 acres in name of John Peyton in VA Military Dist. Between Little Miami and Scioto Rivers, within the county of Madison, was sold in 1805 and 1806, that is, 250 acres of said entry sold 9 April 1805 to William Ja... (blotted) for $8.25; 84 acres sold 10 April 1806 to Ezekiel Demmitt for $6.09, and 636 acres sold 20 Dec. 1806 to James Land for $4.33; exhibiting the amount of taxes paid by the purchasers aforesaid with legal interest to 15 Oct. 1818; the legal right to said land being vested in said John, Howell L.L. and Robert P. Duncan, heirs of John Peyton as appears by Patent 4 Sept. 1805?; that at the previous sales, the said Duncans were miners under 21, and that they have given legal notice to said purchasers of their intention to ?? the land ... title to land given to the Duncans. (FHL film 522,904)
      6-284: 16 May 1828, Nathan Bond and wife Sarah M. of Town of London, Madison Co. OH, to John B. Croney and David Duncan of same place, $175, lot #4 in New London. Wit. P.M. Luce, Thomas T. Hazel. (FHL film 522,905)
      7-82: 3 June 1830, William Jones and wife Elizabeth of Madison Co. OH to David Dunkin of same, $100, lot #29 in London. Wit. George Chapple, Andrew C. Douglass. (FHL film 522,905)
      8-223: 18 May 1833, David Dunkin and wife Nancy to Abraham Hare, both Madison Co. OH, $100, Lot 23 and 24 in London. Wit. A. Winchester, P.W. Som?. (FHL film 522,906)
      17-250: 26 Jan. 1846, Samuel N. Kerr and wife Alithea to Susannah Duncan of Madison Co. OH (later called Susan), $150, 40 acres on road leading from London to Georgeville. Wit. Joseph W. Kilpish?, Francis A. Tinden?. (FHL film 522,910)
      17-324: 1 April 1847, David Dunkin, admr. of will of John T. Tidner, and trustee of the heirs, by deed of trust 29 Sept. 1846, deed to John Cecil of Miami Co. ... (FHL film 522,910)
      17-325: 1 April 1847, John Cecil of Miami Co. to David Dunkin, admr. of John T. Tidner, ... (FHL film 522,910)
      22-228: 30 Sept. 1852, David Dunkin and wife Janette E. and James H. Merrit & wife Nancy, of London, Madison Co. OH, to John McMillen, $400, lot 5 in Town of London. Wit. Sarah Knight, Sarah J. Turner, N. Bond. (FHL film 545,158)
      22-244: 16 Nov. 1852, Adolphus Dunkin and wife Sarah W. of Madison Co. OH to Andrew Henton, $170, lot 27 in Richard Cowling's addition to Town of London. Wit. Thomas Turner, Joseph W. Kelpishr?. (FHL film 545,158)
      23-420: 25 Oct. 1853, Thomas Turner and Adolphus Dunkin and wife Sarah W. to John B. Evans, $440, lot 14 in town of London. Wit. A. Toland, Cephy Pancake. (FHL film 522,911)
 

TAX RECORDS

Madison Co. OH Tax records 1816-1830 (FHL film 511,794)
      MAD: checked Union Twp only; wanted husband of Susannah
1816 - DEF pages missing
1817 - land tax; no Duncan
1818 - land tax; no Duncan
1819 - land tax; Jesse & James Dungan; no Duncan
1820 - land tax; Dungan not copied; no Duncan
1821 - land tax; no Duncan
1822 - land tax; no Duncan
1823 - land tax; no Duncan
1824 - land tax; Duncan, John & C #1244 in name of John Payton, 1000a etc.
1825 - land tax; Duncan, John & C #1244 in name of John Payton, 1000a etc.
1826 - land tax; no Duncan
            personal tax: Duncan, Saml. 2 cattle val. 16
1827 - personal tax: Dunken, Saml. 3 cattle val. 24
1828 - personal tax: Duncan, Saml. 3 cattle val. 24
1829 - personal tax: no Duncan
            land tax: no Duncan
1830 - personal tax: no Duncan
            land tax: no Duncan
Quit
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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, Adolphus E?., widow Duncan, Teresa, naval: Landsman, Onondaga, Colorado, Vermont, North Carolina, Supply Saranac, Adirondock, Decatur; 1891 Nov. 27, Invalid Appl. #31189, Cert. 25627; 1905 Oct. 30, Widow appl. #24668, Cert. #17733. (MAD: ??? 1880 Madison Co. OH, wife Sarah)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1876 "The Biographical encyclopaedia of Ohio of the nineteenth century" edited by Charles Robson; pub. Cincinnati: Galaxy Pub. Co., 1876 (HeritageQuest image 2/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 9155; FHL book 977.1 D3bi and films 934,862 item 3 and 1,425,002 item 3)
      Pg.532-533. Bushrod Hamilton Lewis, Lawyer, was born, August 1st, 1839, in the town of Jefferson, Madison Co. OH, and is a son of George W. Lewis, a farmer, and grandson of Philip Lewis, one of the early settlers of the county. ... subsequently became a student in the London High School. During the late civil war he enlisted in the 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 14th, 1862, and was an Orderly Sergeant, and afterwards Sergeant-Major of the regiment. ... honorably mustered out in August, 1865. In the autumn of the same year he was elected Sheriff of Madison county, and re-elected in October, 1867, serving four years in that office. During this time he was also Deputy United States Marshal, for Madison county ... He commenced the study of law and was admitted to the bar, May 12th, 1872. He opened an office in London, and practises his profession in Madison and adjoining counties. He was elected in April, 1875, the City Solicitor of London for a term of two years. ... He was married, October 14th, 1875, to Nannie, daughter of A. Dunkin, of London, and granddaughter of Simon Kent, of Madison county, Ohio.
 

1883 "The History of Madison County, Ohio : containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, etc.; general and local statistics; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; history of the Northwest Territory; history of Ohio; miscellaneous matters, etc., etc." pub. by W.H. Beers; county history by R.C. Brown, remainder by various collaborators. (FHL book 977.155 H2h and film 1,000,329 item 1; pgs.688-9 also from Treva Lefler 5/1988)
      Pg.688-9: Union Twp: 1846-1848: Maxwell Murray, David Dunkin and James Rankin; ... (county officials)
            Treasurers: 1836-37 David Dunkin; 1838-41 missing; 1842-43 David Dunkin.
            Fence Viewers: 1827 David Dunkin and Stanley Watson; ... 1830 David Dunkin and William Baskerville.
      Pg.871: Union Twp. Nathan Duncan, farmer, P.O. London, was born in Deer Creek Twp, Nov. 18, 1828; son of Samuel and Susannah (Moore) Duncan, natives of Vermont (sic), of Irish Descent; Nathan a lifelong farmer; when 16 years of age, he worked by the month and day. Three years later he began renting and finally he bought 45 acres where he now lives. He was married in 1859 to Caroline Loofbourrow, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Glaize) Loofbourrow, natives of this county, of German descent. Mrs. Duncan member of Presbyterian Church; he a Democrat, and has been a School-Director in this twp. 14 years.
      Pg.871-873: Wilson Dungan, b. PA 1807, son of Jesse Dungan; John Dungan, b. 1814 son of Jesse Dungan; Martin Dungan, son of John Dungan; not copied here.
      Pg.873: A. Dunkin, farmer and stock-raiser, res. London, born in village of London, Nov. 8, 1830; his father David Dunkin a native of PA, to Madison Co. OH ca 1820, located in London, in dry goods business. Whig, later Republican, for many years was Coroner of county. David Dunkin married Nancy Turner, native of London and dau. of William Turner; they were parents of 3 children, our subject the only survivor. Mrs. Dunkin died 1835, Mr. Dunkin then married Jeanette E. Chenoweth, native of Bourbon Co. KY. Three children born, only one living, Mrs. R.B. Cowling. Mr. Dunkin died in July, 1862. Subject reared in London, resided there during life; farming and stock-raising; owns farm 1,500 acres this twp and 237 acres in Deer Creek Twp; 8 or 9 years the proprietor of the Madison House, London. Republican; once served as member of Village Council. Married July 11, 1848, to Sarah, dau. of Simon Kenton, who was a nephew of old Simon Kenton, the KY pioneer hunter & trapper. 13 children, 9 living: S. Kenton; Nannie wife of B.H. Lewis an attorney of London; William B., proprietor of Madison House, London; Fannie, wife of S.D. Kumler of London; McCloud, David Tod (sic), Clara May, Nellie and Sarah. Mrs. Dunkin's father, Simon Kenton, was one of largest stock-dealers in Madison Co., from 1834 to 1844, he a native of KY. Mrs. Dunkin was born in 1832.

1883 "The History of Madison County, Ohio : containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, churches, schools, etc., general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the Northwest Territory, history of Ohio, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc." pub. Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883 (HeritageQuest image 3/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 11692; FHL book 977.155 H2h and films 896,878 and 1,000,329 item 1)
      Pg.364: Coroners. ... 1835-48, David Dunkin; ... 1854-55, David Dunkin.
      Pg.421: B.H. LEWIS, a well-known attorney at law of London, was born in Jefferson, this county, August 1, 1839. He is a son of George W. Lewis, a farmer, and grandson of Philip Lewis, one of the early settlers of the county, who assisted in laying out London and who represented this district in both Houses of the General Assembly of the State. ... During the late civil war, he enlisted in the Ninety-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 14, 1862, ... mustered out in August 1865. In the autumn of the same year, he was elected Sheriff of Madison County, and re-elected October, 1867 ... He was united in marriage, October 14, 1875, to Nannie, daughter of A. Dunkin, of London (and a grand-daughter of Simon Kenton), a prominent stock-raiser and dealer of Madison County.
      Pg.687-689, Union Township; Trustees: 1846-48, David Dunkin. Treasurers: 1836-37, David Dunkin; (1838-41 wanting); 1842-43, David Dunkin. Fence Viewers: 1827 - David Dunkin and Stanley Watson; 1830 - David Dunkin and William Baskerville (had)
      Pg.1085-1086: Fairfield Township. DAVID D. DOWNING, farmer, P.O. Big Plain, was born on the Lower Glade, Madison County, Ohio, June 17, 1853, and is a son of Albert and Frances Downing, he a native of Franklin Co. OH and she of London, this county. (more on Downing family) ... Mr. Downing has been twice married, first to Frances Dunkin, a daughter of David Dunkin. She died during his residence at London. By her he had two children -- David D. and Timothy Lawson - the latter deceased. His second wife was Ann E. Philips, daughter of Milford Phillips, of London.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Clinton Co. OH Deeds (SLC 2/2009)
      D-385/386: 28 May 1824, Elijah May of Albemarle Co. VA, having title to undivided third part of three several tracts of land in Ohio: survey #802 for 1000 acres in Fayette Co.; survey #1174 for 1000 acres in Clinton Co. OH; survey #1244 for 1000 acres in Madison Co. OH; to dispose of my interests, appoint Wm. R. Cole of Clinton Co. OH my attorney. Wit. Daniel Radcliff (JP of Clinton Co.), Richd. Peirce. Ack. 28 May 1824 in Clinton Co. OH. (FHL film 566,125)
      E-10/12: 24 Jan. 1826, that Elijah May of the State of VA, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan also of the State of VA are the legal heirs and representatives of Robert G. Duncan deceased, are equally interested in three several tracts or surveys of land, towit, survey number of entry 1174 in Clinton Co., survey number of entry 803 in Fayette Co., survey number of entry 1244 in Madison Co., all in VA Military District between the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers and State of OH, which have been resurveyed and divided into lots agreeably to the following plan or plats of such survey respectively towit (diagram of three square parcels of land, each divided into 3 x 3 square lots of 117-1/2 acres to 132 acres each). The parties desire a partition of the lands should be made and said Elijah May's share set off to him in severalty. NOW in consideration of Lot No.9 containing 117-1/2 acres and all the residue of a lot number 2 part of which has been sold to (blank) Haines, being 70-1/2 acres of land as laid down on the plat of survey number of entry 1174, also lots numbered 4, 5, & 6 containing 116 acres each and lot number 8 containing 137 acres as laid down on the plat of survey number of entry 802, also lots numbered 2 & 8 containing 127 acres and lot number 9 containing 132 acres as laid down ... entry 1244, are conveyed to the said Elijah May by deed bearing even date herewith by John Duncan, Attorney in fact for Howell Lewis Langham Duncan, and as one of the heirs and legal representatives of Robert G. Duncan deceased and Levi Cole as one of the heirs of said Robert G. Duncan decd. and as attorney in fact for the residue of said heirs, which said lott last described the said Elijah May by William K?. Cole his attorney accepts as the share of said May in the three original surveys of land above mentioned, and quit claims unto the above named Duncans their heirs or assigns all right etc. to lots 1, 5, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 50 acres of lot number 2 being the quantity heretofore sold to Haines as above mentioned, all of which are in the plat of survey of entry #1174, also lots number 1, 2, 3, 7 & 9 as laid down and designated as the plat of survey number of entry 302?, also lots numbered 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 in survey entry 1244, being all the residue of land contained in said three several surveys after deducting the quantity sold and conveyed to said May as aforesaid. /s/ Elijah May by William Kole? his attorney in fact. Wit. B. Hinkson, Abraham Deaver. Ack. State of Ohio, Clinton Co., by William K. Cold? attorney in fact for Elijah May of Virginia, 20 Jan. 1826. (FHL film 566,125)
      E-12/13: 28 Jan. 1826, that whereas Howell Lewis Langham Duncan of the State of Virginia of one part and John Duncan, Levi Cole and wife, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff his wife, and Valentine Duncan the legal heirs of Robert G. Duncan decd, of the other part, are interested in certain lots or parcels of land within the bounds of the original surveys numbered entry 1174 in the Co. of Clinton, 802 situate in the Co. of Fayette, 1244 in the Co. of Madison, Ohio, which entries have been resurveyed and divided into lots agreeably to a plat of each survey ... described in a deed made by the above parties to Elijah May of Virginia and a deed of like nature from said May to the parties herein, both of which bear date the 24th day of the present month, and to which deeds and plats referral is made, which lots contain all the residue of land within the bounds of said original survey after? deducting the quantity conveyed to said Elijah May by deeds afsd and who was entitled to one third part, and also deducting the quantity of land heretofore sold out of each survey by the said Howell Lewis Langham Duncan and Robert G. Duncan, and are numbered: No.1 of 121-3/4 acres, No.3 of 122-2/4 acres, No.8 of 134-1/4? as designated in plat of ... Entry 1174; No.1 of 116 acres, No.7 of 125 acres, and No.9 of 105 acres in ... Entry 802; and No.1 of 127 acres, No.3 of 153-1/2 acres, No.4 of 127 acres, No.5 of 127 acres, and No.6 of 132-1/2 acres as designatued in plat of ... Entry 1244; NOW in order that partition may be made, the said Levi Cole for himself and wife and as attorney in fact for Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff his wife, in consideration of lots numbered and described on the plat of survey ... Entry 1174, lots 1 and 9 in Entry 802, lots 3, 5 & 6 in plat of survey ... Entry 1244, this day convey to said Levi Cole and wife, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff and Valentine Duncan by John Duncan for himself and as attorney in fact for Howell Lewis Langham Duncan; also quitclaim to the said Howell Lewis Langham Duncan and John Duncan all manner of right, title, etc. to lots numbered 3 and 8 in plat of ... entry 1174, lot no.7 in entry 802, and lots 1 and 4 in entry 1244. /s/ Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by Levi Cole their attorney in fact. Wit. B. Hinkson, William Millikin. Ack. by Levi Cole in Clinton Co. OH 28 Jan. 18??. Recorded 28 Jan. 1826. (FHL film 566,126)
      E-13/14: 28 Jan. 1826, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan of State of VA of one equal part and John Duncan, Levi Cole and wife, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff his wife, and Valentine Duncan the legal heirs and reps. of Robert G. Duncan decd, of other part, are interested in certain lots or parcels of land within the bounds of the original surveys numbered 1174 in Clinton Co., 802 in Fayette Co., and 1244 in Madison Co., which have been resurveyed and divided into lots agreeably to a plot of each survey described in a deed made by the above parties to Elijah May of VA and deed of like nature from said May to the parties herein, dated 24th instant, reference to the deeds, after deducting the quantity conveyed to said Elijah May who was entitled to one third part of the surveys, and also deducting the quantity of land heretofore sold out of each survey the the said Howell Lewis Langham Duncan and Robert G. Duncan, and numbered No.1 of 121-1/4 acres, no.3 of 122-3/4 acres, no.8 of 124-1/2 acres in entry 1174; and No.1 of 116 acres, No.7 of 123 acres and No.9 of 105 acres in entry 802; No.1 of 127 acres, no.3 of 133-1/3 acres, No.4 of 127 acres, No.5 of 127 acres and No.6 of 132-1/2 acres in entry 1244. NOW, in order that the lots can be partitioned, the said John Duncan for himself and as agent and attorney in fact for said Howell Lewis Langham Duncan, in consideration of Lots 3 and 8 in Entry 1178, Lots 1 & 4 in entry 1244 and Lot7 in entry 802, this day conveyed to said Howell Lewis Langham Duncan and himself by Levi Cole for himself and as attorney in fact for the residue of the heirs of Robert G. Duncan, release and quit claim to Levi Cole and wife, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff, and Valentine Duncan, all title to Lot 1 in entry 1174, no.1 & 9 in entry 802, No.3, 5 & 6 in entry 1244. /s/ John Duncan, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan, by John Duncan his attorney in fct. Wit. B. Hinkson, Wm. Millikan. Ack. Clinton Co. OH by John Duncan, 28 Jan. 1826. Rec. 7 Feb. 1826. (FHL film 566,126)
      E-326/327: 4 May 1826, John Duncan and Howell Lewis Langham Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA appoint our friend Benjamin Hinkson of town of Wilmington, Ohio, our attorney in fact for us to sell any lands in the State of OH within the bounds of survey Number of entry 1174, entry 802, or entry 1244, in the Counties of Clinton, Fayette and Madison, or to rent or lease the same; also to make deeds for any quantity of land heretofore sold out of either of said surveys by Robert G. Duncan decd. or Howell Lewis Langham Duncan, upon the purchasers paying said Hinkson the balance of the purchase money due. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan. Wit: Littlebury Duncan, William Snead, Vernon B. Stone. Ack. 15 Aug. 1826 in Fluvanna Co. VA. (FHL film 566,126)
      E-468/469: 17 Nov. 1827, Howell L.L. Duncan now a resident of Marietta in Washington Co. OH appoint Enoch Hoff of Marietta afsd my attorney to sell the following lands in the Counties of Clinton, Madison and Fayette in Ohio, lots 3 & 8 part of Survey number of Entry 1174 in Clinton Co., Lot 7, part of entry 802 in Fayette Co., and lots 1 & 4 part of entry 1244 in Madison Co., refer to deeds of partition between one Elijah May of VA and said Howell L.L. Duncan and others, and grant said attorney (other powers); that on 2 Dec. 1825 I appointed John Duncan of VA my attorney, now for diverse considerations countermanded and revoked that power of attorney. /s/ Howell L.L. Duncan. Wit. Daniel Radcliff, B. Hinkson. Ack. Clinton Co. OH. (FHL film 566,126)
 

Fayette Co. OH Deeds
      D-424: 24 Jan. 1826, partition of lands; Elijah May of VA, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan also of VA; and the legal heirs of Robert P. Duncan decd are equally interested in 3 tracts & surveys of land, Survey #1174 in Clinton Co.; Survey #802 in Fayette Co., Survey #1244 in Madison Co.; all in the VA Military District between the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers, State of OH; division of land. ... Elijah May by his attorney William R. Cole ... (FHL film 292,610)
      D-436/9: 24 Jan. 1826; Elijah May of VA and Howell Lewis Langham Duncan also of VA, and the other heirs of Robert P. Duncan decd, to wit, Levi Cole, John Duncan, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, Sampson Cole, are equally interested in several tracts of land ... Counties of Clinton, Fayette and Washington ... division of land. /s/ John Duncan, John Duncan atty for Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole for himself, Levi Cole atty for Nancy Hoff and Samson Cole. (FHL film 292,610)
      E-75/7: 17 Nov. 1827, Howell L.L. Duncan, now a resident of town of Marietta in Washington Co. OH, appoint Enoch Hoff of Marietta my attorney about lands in Counties of Clinton, Madison & Fayette ... deeds of partition ... Wit. Denice Radcliff, B. Hinkson. (FHL film 292,611)
 

Van Wert Co. OH Deed Record v.O 1859-1860 (FHL film 504,488 item 1; SLC 9/13/2012)
      O-585/586: 28 May 1860, Josiah S. Jones of Madison Co. OH for $480 paid, sell to Adolphus Dunkin of same place, premises in Van Wert Co. OH, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.2S Range 4E containing 80 acres of land, warrant title. /s/ Josiah S. Jones. Wit. E. McConnack, John Betts. He appeared before E. McConnack, J.P. of Madison Co. OH, 28 May 1860. Recorded July 19, 1860. (FHL film 504,488)
      O-638: 6 Sept. 1860, Adolphus Dunkin and Sarah Dunkin of Madison Co. OH for $480 paid, sell to Benjamin Van Wagner of afsd, premises in Van Wert Co. OH, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.2S Range 4E containing 80 acres, warrant title. /s/ A. Dunken, Sarah Dunken. Wit. E. D. Carmack, M.A. Acton. They appeared before E. McCarmack, J.P., Madison Co. OH, 6 Sept. 1860, and Sarah Dunken released her dower right. Recorded Sept. 10, 1860. (FHL film 504,488)
 

Fluvanna Co. VA Will (FHL film 31,462)
      Old Series I-225: 9 Oct. 1801, John Peyton of Fluvanna Co. VA; Tract of land I now live on and tract in Prince William Co. VA remain undisposed of until the death of Mrs. Mary Duncan with whom I now live for the purpose of supporting her and her children; free slaves at various ages; 1,000 acres in the Western Country shall be laid off for use of slaves until emancipated (first 20 slaves get 50 acres each); to John Duncan, Howel Lewis Langham Duncan, and Robert Peyton Duncan the three sons of the said Mary Duncan 1,000 acres of land each; remaining 3,000 acres equally divided between the said three sons; my certificates equally divided between the said John Duncan, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan, Robert Peyton Duncan, Nancy Duncan, Polly Duncan and Sally Duncan, sons and daughters of the said Mary Duncan each to receive their portion as they come of age or at the death of their mother, whichever first; to Betsey Duncan dau. of said Mary Duncan #163;100 and 2 cows, etc., whenever she shall leave the family or on the death of her mother; after death of the said Mrs. Mary Duncan the land in Prince William and in Fluvanna equally divided between Nancey Duncan, Polly Duncan, and Salley Duncan, 3 daus. of said Mary Duncan; money from sale of stock divided between three daus. & their bros.; after death of Mrs. Mary Duncan the slaves ... divided between "John Peyton of Milton (my nephew)", John Duncan, Nancy Duncan, Polly Duncan, Howel L. Langham Duncan, and Sally Duncan, ch. of Mrs. Mary Duncan; remainder to John Duncan, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan, Robert Peyton Duncan, Nancy Duncan, Polly Duncan and Salley Duncan. Exec. John Duncan, son of Mrs. Mary Duncan; my nephew John Peyton of Milton, and my friend John Quarles of Fluvanna. Dated 9 Oct. 1801; wit. James Daniel, John Chandler, William N. Peyton; Prob. 26 Oct. 1801.
            MAD: This will also recorded in Madison Co. OH 1 Aug. 1817, Will Record No.1, pg.12 (from pg.50, Vol.II, "Gateway to the West" by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, 1989 reprint of periodical 1967 to 1978, Vol.1#3, FHL book 977.1 D25g, also from Nancy Irwin 3/1988)
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Madison Co. OH:
      John Duncan & Co., 1825, on tax list as Nonresident ("Index of the OH 1825 Tax Duplicate" by Gerald M. Petty, 1981, FHL book 977.1 R42p, from Deone Penquite 10/1991)
 

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