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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised June 28, 2009

WASHINGTON CO. OH
Formed 1788; original county
Jefferson formed 1797 from Washington
Ross formed 1798 from Adams, Washington
Fairfield formed 1800 from Ross, Washington
Belmont formed 1801 from Jefferson, Washington
Columbiana formed 1803 from Jefferson, Washington
Gallia formed 1803 from Washington, Adams
Muskingum formed 1804 from Washington, Fairfield
Athens formed 1805 from Washington
Monroe formed 1813 from Belmont, Washington, Guernsey
Morgan formed 1817 from Washington, Guernsey, Muskingum
Perry formed 1818 from Washington, Fairfield, Muskingum
Noble formed 1851 from Monroe, Washington, Morgan, Guernsey
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Washington Co. OH Census
Pg.?    Duncan, Mary        12000     - 01101


1820 Washington Co. OH Census
Wesley Twp.
Pg.200  Charles Duncan      000100    - 00100


1830 Washington Co. OH Census
Union Twp.
Pg.333  Charles Duncan      0300,01   - 1200,01

1840 Washington Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

1850 Washington Co. OH Census
Liberty Twp.
Pg.607, #197, Frederick DUNCAN 66 GERM farmer
                  Charlotte 65 GERM
Lawrence Twp.
Pg.(387) 975, #85-85, Henry DANKEN 38 GERM farmer $100
                  Catharine 32 GERM
                  Anne 8, Mary 7 GERM
                  John 5, George 3 GERM
                  Margaret 3/12 GERM
 

1860 Washington Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

1870 Washington Co. OH Census
Harmar
Pg.285, #222-243, MITCHELL, Mark 59 PA work in bucket fact. $800-$200
                  Jane 56 MD keeping house
                  Amanda 29, Isabella 26 PA helps mother
                  Mary 24, Margaret 22 PA sewing
                  James 18 PA work in roll mill
                  CONNERS, Benjamin 25 IRE works in roll mill, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Leander (m) 24 OH work in roll mill
                  MILLER, Albert 19 OH work in roll mill
                  BRATTON, Edward 18 VA work in roll mill
                  SMITH, David 22 VA work in roll mill
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Washington Co. OH Probate Court Record (from Deone Penquite 12/1992; see Fluvanna Co. VA)
      4-294: Mary Duncan's Settlement, Washington Co., Account of Caleb Emerson, admin. of estate of Mary Duncan decd, intestate; said administrator charges himself with the amount of notes on hand, in favor of the intestate, returned in the inventory of Valentine Duncan's estate, in the following amounts: Howell L. Duncan's note June 26, 1817, and interest to Oct. 31, 1828, $452.40; Enoch Hoff's note Jany. 30, 1817, and interest to Oct. 31, 1828, $38.75; John Duncan's note Jany. 31, 1817, and interest to Oct. 31, 1828, $235.90, total $757.05; and crave allowance for the following charges and payments, to L. Cole adr. of V. Duncan for digging grave of like? date, for ..., total $50.44-1/2; paid Levi Cole for boarding intestate $200.00, paid Enoch Hoff $20.00, balance $486.60-1/2. County Court of Pleas Oct. 1829, account settled.
            Valentine Duncan's Settlement. Account of Caleb Emerson admin. of estate of Valentine Duncan decd. intestate, the amount of personal property, $103.61-1/2, one watch $8, Amos Hoff's note $2.67-1/2, total $114.28-1/2. Notes to Mary Duncan settled in account of her estate. (next page not sent by county clerk). (MAD: estate indexed in 1826)
            MAD: Robert G. Duncan's Estate indexed in 1823. Heirs John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan, resident in VA; Ann Cole, minor (by her father and gdn. Samson Cole); Nancy Hoff, wife of Enoch Hoff of Marietta; Sally Cole, wife of Admr. Levi Cole; the right of Valentine Duncan dec'd. Admr. Levi Cole and Wm. Slocomb. (from pg.40, "Abstract of Probate Records, Washington Co. OH, Wills, Estates, Guardianships, 1789-1855" by Bernice Graham & Elizabeth S. Cottle 1982, Memphis Public Library book 929.3715 W319g9, from Evelyn Sigler 11/1984)
 

LAND RECORDS

Washington Co. OH Deeds (indexes 1788-1874, grantors on FHL film 940,989; grantees on FHL film 940,993)
      1-39: 5 Nov. 1788, Samuel Holden Parsons of City of Marietta, Washington Co., Ter. NW of River Ohio, to Richard Butler of Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA, 1/8 part of 4000 acres adj. a place called Salt Springs on the Big Beaver Creek, about 14 miles west of the west line of PA, patent from state of CT to Parsons. (FHL film 940,997)
      1-40: 27 May 1789, Richard Butler to Genl. William Irwine and David Duncan, $500, quit claim etc. to premises in above deed. Wit. A. St. Clair, Francis Nichols. (FHL film 940,997)
      6-423: 4 April 1800, Cairnoan Medowell, residing in City of Philadelphia, gentleman, to John Duncan of same place, broker, $715, 4000 acres, the third quarter of 6th township, 8th range, Military Service Act 1 June 1796; patent 2 April 1800; excepting 333-1/3 acres conveyed to Martin Baum this same date, beg. west boundary of 2nd quarter. Wit. Fredk. Beapes?, Phillip T. Dunn. (FHL film 940,999)
      7-3: 1 May 1801, John Duncan of City of Philadelphia, PA, broker, to William Bell of same, merchant, above land, for $1136. No wife. (FHL film 940,999)
      9-489: 16 Jan. 1807, Patrick C. Boyle of Tyson Twp, Fayette Co. PA, to Arthur Duncan of Union Twp, Fayette Co. PA, for $150, 100 acres in Washington Co. OH in Mile Square Lot #2 and 3 of Twp 4, R. 8, Lot #179, deeded to John Bridges of Marietta and by him 1797 to James Denny and by Denny & wife Isabella of Marietta in 1797 to Francis Bryan and wife Sarah of Dunbar Twp in Fayette Co. PA, to Patrick C. Boyle 20 Nov. 1802. Wit. Mathew Gilchrist, Eliza Gilchrist. No wife. (FHL film 941,000)
      16-314: Oct. 1818, Court of Common Pleas, petition of Daniel G. Stanley and Anna Brock, admr. of estate of John Brock, late of Salem in Washington Co.; that John Brock in his lifetime, on 12 Sept. 1813, contracted with Amos Duncan of Salem in said county to sell him 100 acres on waters of Duck Creek for $100, of which $86.50 was paid in his lifetime, the remaining $13 since then was paid to petitioners; for lot #65 in Salem conveyed 12 Dec. 1795; now Daniel G. Stanley admr. and Anna Salmon late Anna Breck, admx. of estate of John Breck (sic), late of Salem, for $100, deed to Amos Duncan Lot #65 in Twp. of Salem. Wit. Dudley Davis, John (+) Davis. (FHL film 941,408)
      20-209/10: 27 Dec. 1821, Benjamin Huggins and wife Elizabeth of Union, Washington Co. OH, to Charles C. Duncan in same, $75, Lot #375 in Union containing 50 acres. (FHL film 941,410)
      20-461: 27 Dec. 1824, Trustees for managing lands granted for religious purposes (/s/ S.P. Hildreth) in Washington Co. OH, to Levi Cole, admr. of estate of Robert Duncan decd, of Marietta, Washington Co. OH; lease to said Levi Cole land, part of Sec. 29, Twp 2, R8, City lot #922 in Town of Marietta, for 10 years, annual rent of 50 cents plus taxes; prohibit digging up the soil other than to cultivate it ... $283 paid by Palmer. (apparently lease was transferred to a Palmer at a public auction) (FHL film 941,410)
      21-507: 15 Sept. 1830, Charles Duncan and wife Charity (X) of Union Twp, Washington Co. OH, to John Hawkins of same, $100, Lot 375 in Union Twp, 50 acres. Wit. J.P. Wythman, William Locker. (FHL film 941,411)
      26-219: 6 Oct 1835, US grant to Amos Dunham of Washington Co. OH, act of 24 April 1820, 40 acres, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 11, Twp 2, R9. (FHL film 941,411)
      No others through Vol. 41, 1851.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Fluvanna Co. VA Deeds
      5-191: 27 Sept. 1808, John Duncan and wife Jane (both signed) to Elijah May, will of John Peyton decd willed to John Duncan undivided 1/3 part of 3000 acres in States of Kentucky and Ohio as also a distant chance of one undivided third part of 1000 left by John Peyton to his emancipated slaves (will in Fluvanna Co.), for $500, sell legacy. Wit. John Snead, Robt. Caruthers?, John Quailes, Asa M. Dickensen, Thomas Lee. (FHL film 31,468)
      6-536: 23 Feb. 1816, Levi Cole and Sally Cole of Washington Co. Ohio, appoint Howell L. Duncan of aforesaid county and state attorney to make deed for land in Fluvanna and Prince William Counties, VA, now occupied by John Maddox and Jesse Hughes. Wit. D.H. Buell, Saml. Fairlamb. (FHL film 31,469)

Fayette Co. OH Deeds
      D-422: 2 Dec. 1825, Howell L. Duncan, formerly of Washington Co. OH, town of Mariette, and at present of Fluvanna Co. VA, appoint my friend and brother John Duncan attorney to sell, divide, or lease any land in OH ... No. wit. Reg. Fluvanna Co. VA. (FHL film 292,610)
      D-423: 14 Jan. 1826, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, part of the heirs of Robert P. Duncan decd, as such being interested in 3 surveys of land in the VA Military Dist. of OH between Scioto and Little Miami Rivers in Fayette Co., Entry #1174, 124 & 812, orig. patented to said Robert P. Duncan, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan and John Duncan for 1000 acres each; and whereas one Elijah May of State of VA is interested in said lands to our third thereof as purchaser from said John Duncan and wants to have his share set off; appoint friend Levi Cole of Washington Co. to cause a partition of the lands and act as our attorney .... Wit. James Weair, Jas. M. Booth. (FHL film 292,610)
      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)
      E-401: 29 Nov. 1827, Levi Coal admr. of Robert P. Duncan decd of Washington Co. OH, to John King of Fayette Co. OH, for $232, sell land, part of Entry 812 ... by virtue of an order of Court of Common Pleas in Washington Co. ... more not copied here (FHL film 292,611)
      G-98: 23 Nov. 1829, Howell L.L. Duncan by attorney Enoch Hough of Washington Co. OH to Walter Yeoman of Fayette Co. OH, $100, 123 acres beg. corner orig. survey. Wit. Samuel Loofbowrow, John Mark. (FHL film 292,612) (MAD: Howel Duncan in 1850 Athens Co. OH census)
 

Clinton Co. OH Deeds (SLC 2/2009)
      D-387: 2 Dec. 1825, Howell L.L. Duncan, formerly of the State of Ohio, County of "Washing" and Town of Marietta and at present of the County of Fluvanna in State of Virginia, appoint my friend and brother John Duncan of the said County of Fluvanna my attorney to sell, divide, rent or lease any land owned or held by me ... in the said State of Ohio ...and make receipt ... /s/ Howel L.L. Duncan (MAD: "Howel"). Ack in Fluvanna Co. VA before Overton B. Pettit and John Winn, Justices of the Peace, attest by John Timberlake Co. Clerk, 2 Dec. 1825. Rec. 18 Jan. 1826. (FHL film 566,125)
      E-422/423: 21 July 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to David Fisher of Clinton Co. OH, for $150, sell (meets and bounds not copied) 50 acres, part of survey number of entry 1174 which has been resurveyed and divided into lots, the part conveyed is a part of lot number 6, bounded on east by lot no.1. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by Benjamin Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. Nathan Hockett, Wm. Millikan. Ack. 24 July 1827, Clinton Co. OH. Rec. 29 Sept. 1827. (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)
      E-503/504: 5 June 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to Jeremiah Garrison of Clinton Co. OH, for $546, lot in Clinton Co. corner to Lot 9, lots ??, lot 1, lot 7, being lot 5 containing 124-1/4 acres in Entry 1174 ... deed of partition. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by B. Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. David S. Murphey, Geo. Bruce. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 5 June 1827. Rec. 20 Dec. 1827. (FHL film 566,126)
      E-517/518: 4 Aug. 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA, and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to Arwine Garrison assignee of Benjamin Garrison of Clinton Co. OH, for $240, lot in Clinton Co. corner to Lot 5, 8 & 6, (lot number and acres not given) being part of survey Entry 1174, made in the name of John Peyton which has since [been] resurveyed and divided into lots by Nathan Linton, a plat now on record. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by B. Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. Robert Walker, Wm. Millikan. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 4 Aug. 1827. Rec. 14 Jan. 1828. (FHL film 566,126)
      E-554/555: 25 Aug. 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA, and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to Reed Garrison of Clinton Co. OH, for $217, lot in Clinton Co. corner to Lot 5, 8 & 6, (lot number and acres not given) being part of survey Entry 1174, and part of lot 6 as surveyed and divided by Nathan Linton, a plat now on record in Clinton Co. book E pg.11, corner to David Fisher and line of lot 1, ... line of lot 7, corner to lots 5, 7 & 8, ... corner to lots 1, 2 & 5, containing 72-1/2 acres. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by Benjamin Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. Bebee Treusdell, Daniel Collett Jr. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 25 Aug. 1827. Rec. 14 Feb. 1828. (FHL film 566,126)
      E-634/635: 26 Nov. 1827, Levi Cole administrator of Robert G. Duncan decd, of Washington Co. OH, to Levi Watkins of Clinton Co. OH, for $160, land in Clinton Co. OH being part of survey number of entry 1174, containing 121-3/4 acres, which is sold by virtue of an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington Co. OH, which was duly advertised as the law directs ... struck off and sold to said Levi Watkins at Courthouse door on 17 "this month", said Levi Watkins bidding $160, being more than 1/2 appraised value, no person bidding more, which is here conveyed as the said Levi Cole by virtue of the Order can do ... together with improvements, etc., and the estate of said Robert G. Duncan in the same. /s/ Levi Cole, Admr. of Robert G. Duncan decd. Wit. James Fife, Wm. Millikan. Ack. by Levi Cole in Clinton Co. OH 26 Nov. 1827, recorded 30 May 1828. (FHL film 566,126)
      E-635/636: 26 Nov. 1827, Howell L.L. Duncan of Washington Co. OH to Levi Watkins of Clinton Co. OH, for $150, parcel in Clinton Co, being part of survey number of entry 1174, corner of survey, containing 122-3/4 acres, being lot 3 in plat recorded in Clinton Co. in deeds of partition made between one Elijah May and said Howell L.L. Duncan & the heirs of Robert G. Duncan decd. /s/ Howell L.L. Duncan by Enoch Hoff, attorney in fact for Howell L.L. Duncan. Wit. B. Hinkson, Phililp S? Crikfield; ack. Clinton Co. OH by Enoch Hoff, 26 Nov. 1827. Rec. 30 May 1828. (FHL film 566,126)
      F-245: 25 Oct. 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of "Fluvana" Co. VA, and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to Joshua Haines of Clinton Co. OH, for $125, lot in Clinton Co., part of survey number of entry 1174, and also SE part of lot 2 as designated on a survey now recorded in Clinton Co. in deed from Elijah May to Levi Cole & others recorded in Book E pages 10, 11 & 12, beg. corner Lot 1, division line bet. lots 2 & 5, corner to lots 1, 5 & 8, containing 50 acres. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by Benjamin Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. John Taaffe, Asahel Tribbey. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 25 Oct. 1827. Rec. 12 Aug. 1829. (FHL film 566,126)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1888 "Portrait and biographical album of Sedgwick County, Kansas : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent... citizens of the county ..." pub. by Chapman Bros. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL book 978.186 D3p and film 1,000,039 item 2)
      Pg.878-9: ROBERT DUNCAN, citizen of Wichita; to Wichita 1880. Grandfather was born among the Highlands "land of the thistle"; to US at early day; settled Allegheny River in PA; not many years later he turned his face to the further West, but after reaching Ohio was never more heard from. It is supposed he was murdered by Indians or ... Robert Duncan left his family in PA, and among his sons was Charles C., father of our subject, born in 1800, age 2 when father left home. Age 19 engaged as raftsman on Allegheny River, and in Ohio; entered tract of land in Washington Co. 5 miles from Marietta, there met & married Miss Charity Gard, native of VA, born 1798. Seven children: Mary A., Robert, Julia, Elias, Elizabeth, Charity, Nancy. In 1831 to Hamilton Co. IN for a few years, then IL, then WI; Mother had died at her home in IN in Jan., 1839; Charles C. Duncan subsequently married Miss Elizabeth Perie, had 4 more children: Frank, Delmer, Henry and Rachel. Charles C. died Sumner Co. KS, Oct. 12, 1886, age 86. Subject Robert Duncan was born Washington Co. OH on Jan. 8, 1823, age 8 when family to IN, age 20 when family to WI. He worked lead mines of Grant Co. for 15 years, age 24, in 1847, married Miss Rachel Gard, born March 7, 1823 in Washington Co. OH, dau. of John and Amy Gard, natives of VA and of German and Irish descent. Charles C. & Rachel were parents of 7 children: Charles A., Olive, John G., Warren R., Emily, Wellington and Byron D., all living, married, residents of this state. Mrs. Duncan died 6 Dec. 1873 on visit to brother's residence in Pottawatomie Co. KS; Mr. Duncan on 6 June 1875 married Mrs. Rebecca Stevens, dau. of David Gard; she a niece of his former wife. In 1855 Mr. Duncan to MN on land purchased from government; in 1867 to Pottawatomie Co. KS; in 1870 to Sedgwick Co. Republican.
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Washington Co. OH:
      Polly Duncan, 28 Jan. 1812, mar. Sampson Cole
      Sally Duncan, 27 March 1814, mar. Levi Cole
      Charles Duncan, 20 Jan. 1820, mar. Charity Gard
      H.L.L. Duncan, 1825, on tax list with John Sharp ("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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