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Last revised March 17, 2012

AMHERST CO. VA
Formed 1758 from Albemarle
Nelson formed 1807-8 from Amherst
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Amherst Co. VA Census
Pg. 1/257  Wiatt Duncan           10010 - 00010
           (MAD: Wiatt Duncan mar. Polly Goodrich 5/19/1806)
    3/261  Daniel Duncom          01001 - 00010
   11/277  William Duncan         10110 - 31010
           (MAD: William Duncan mar. Sally Henly 3/26/1798)
   14/283  John Duncan            00010 - 20100
           (MAD: John Duncan mar. Sally Coats 1/25/1807)
   17/289  Fleming H. Duncan      31010 - 31010
           (MAD: Fleming H(all?) Duncan;
                Fleming Duncan mar. Sally Johns 10/17/1795)
           Salley Duncan          01001 - 11102
           (MAD: Sally Talbert Camden, widow of John Duncan d.1806)
   19/293  Joseph Duncan          20101 - 30101
           (MAD: Josef Duncan mar. Eliz. Wilsher 9/6/1814)
   20/295  Charles Duncan         30110 - 20010
           (MAD: Charles Duncan mar. Susannah Camden 11/14/1803)

1820 Amherst Co. VA Census (alphabetic)
Pg. 24  Charles Duncan          330001 - 21110
        Fleming H. Duncan       310201 - 31201
        Will Duncan             101210 - 12110
        Wiatt Duncan            010100 - 00211
           (MAD: to MO; Wiatt Duncan mar. Polly Goodrich 5/19/1806,
           bond Edmund Goodrich, Wm. Duncan)
        John B/P. Duncan        010100 - 10010
        Willis Duncan           300010 - 20110
           (MAD: Willis Duncan mar. Jinny Bailey 9/28/1811
           Lincoln Co. KY, bond John Duncan;
           1830 Casey Co. KY census; 1850 Monroe Co. MO census)

1830 Amherst Co. VA Census
Pg.495  Wm. Duncan              0001,2001     - 0101,1001
           (MAD: to MO?)
   496  Westley L. Duncan       2000,1100,1   - 1000,01
   513  Jno. B. Duncan          0000,01       - 0000,12
   522  John R? Duncan          2000,01       - 0100,1
           (MAD: John Duncan mar. Rachel Bibb 11/5/1821)
   529  Sarah Duncan            0001          - 0001,1001
           (MAD: widow of Fleming H. Duncan Sr.)

1840 Amherst Co. VA Census
Pg.206  Wesley L. Duncan        1211,001      - 0010,001
   211  John R. Duncan          1111,01       - 0101,01
           (MAD: 1850 Fayette Co. (W) VA census)
   213  Geo. W. Duncan          1010,1        - 1200,1
           (MAD: George W. Duncan mar. Elvina H. Read,
           dau. of Elizabeth Read, 10/27/1829)
   230  John B. Duncan          0010,002      - 0001,001

1850 Amherst Co. VA Census
Pg.79, #113, Wesley L. DUNCAN 58 VA farmer $800
                  Sally W. 53 VA
                  Wm. E. 24, John H. 22 VA
                  Lucy M. 19, Robert 17 VA
                  Daniel S. 14 VA
                  Mollie 21 VA
                  Charles B. 12 VA
                  (MAD: Pension in Bedford Co. VA; Westly Duncan mar. Sally Camden 3/6/1817; see Missoula Co. MT for more on William E. Duncan)
Pg.96, #356, Sophia L? JONES 47 VA $2500
                  Thomas A. WAUGH 30 VA farmer
                  Lucy F. 22 VA
                  Mary S. JONES 18 VA
                  Martha H. 16, Anna 14 VA
                  Mossella (f) 12, Roberta (f) 9 VA
                  Robert DUNCAN 10, Albert 9 VA
                  Ro. SNEAD (m) 5 VA
                  Merewether WAUGH (m) 1/12 VA
                  Martha H. TAREMAN 55 VA
                  (MAD: ? Albert in 1860 Chariton Co. MO census; ? Robert in 1870 Chariton Co. MO census)
Pg.100, #404, Sarah WILLHELL 38 VA $880
                  Wm. 20 VA farmer
                  Frances DUNCAN (f) 18 VA
                  Ann M. MITCHELL 17 VA
                  Fleming DUNCAN 8 VA
                  (MAD: Fleming in 1860 Greenbrier Co. WV census)
Pg.108, #520, Claiborne N. TUCKER 42 VA farmer
                  Elizabeth 33 VA
                  John W. 14, Charles 12 VA
                  James T. 7, Sarah A. 3 VA
                  Harriet DUNCAN 14 VA
Pg.118, #644, Charles A. PENN 40 VA farmer $10000
                  Mary C. 40 VA
                  Mariah 9, Ann 7 VA
                  Betty 5, Susan 3 VA
                  Mildred C. DUNCAN 56 VA
                  Thos. C. GOODWIN 34 VA tailor
                  Wm. ROBUCK 60 VA overseer
                  Mildred MAYE 58 VA
                  (MAD: Mrs. Mildred Coleman, widow of Edmund T. Coleman, from pg.75-76, "The Wills of Amherst Co. VA 1761-1865" by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, mar. John B. Duncan on 11/9/1819, bondsman Wm. Duncan; one Amanda Penn alias Duncan mar. Garland Mays 11/4/1833)
Pg.128, #779, Shotswood P. WOODY (m) 30 VA overseer
                  Judieth 35 VA
                  Sally DUNCAN 6 VA

1860 Amherst Co. VA Census
Amherst C.H.
Pg.263, #266-265, Wesley L. DUNCAN 68 VA farmer $2000-$5200
                  Sarah W. 64 VA
                  Rob. W. (m) 29 VA farming
                  (MAD: W.L. Duncan & son R.W. in 1870 Bedford Co. VA census)
Pg.307, #586-584, "Mary C. PENN (W)" 49 VA (blank) $11400-$13345
                  Mariah W. 19, Meared (f) 17 VA
                  Bettie D. 15, Susan S. 13 VA
                  Edmund A. 9 VA
                  Mildred DUNCAN (W) 68 VA
                  Mahala GOIN 30 VA
                  (MAD: "(W)" may mean widow)

1870 Amherst Co. VA Census
Amherst Twp.
Pg.414, #239-233, DUNKIN, John H. 42 VA farmer $0-$0
                  Sarah 16 VA k.house
                  JOHNS, Maria 21 VA BLACK domestic servant
                  Fleming (m) 4, Oscar 1 VA BLACKS
                  (MAD: 1860 Albemarle Co. VA census)
Pg.443, #647-634, THOMPSON, Clark H. 35 VA farmer $0-$483
                  Susan E. 24 VA k.house
                  Rosa 5 VA
                  Emma 11/12 VA b.Oct.
                  DUNCAN, Julia A. 22 VA at home
Pedlar Twp.
Pg.494, #175-167, DUNCAN, Anna 35 VA BLACK domestic servt. $0-$0
                  Newton (m) 19 VA BLACK farm hand
                  Eliza 11 VA BLACK
                  Henry 1 VA BLACK
                  CATES, John 17 VA BLACK farm hand
Pg.540, #883-838, WILLMORE, Seaten P. 34 VA farm hand $0-$0
                  Lavilla (f) 30 VA keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Bettie 5 VA
Temperance Twp.
Pg.546, #36-35, HENSLY, Mary Ann 69 VA keeping house $2500-$885
                  Word (m) 35 VA farmer $0-$200
                  Florence (f) 25 VA at home
                  Mobile (m) 8/12 VA b.Oct.
                  HARBOLD, Belle H. (f) 3 VA
                  DUNCAN, Harriett 30 VA (white) domestic servant
                  Henry 3, Bettie 5 VA
Pg.578, #540-518, DUNKIN, Washington 40 VA BLACK carpenter $0-$0
                  Elvyra (f) 20 VA BLACK keeping house
                  Thomas 16, Wash Jr. 14 VA BLACKS farm hands
                  John 5, Charles 3, Edith 1 VA BLACKS
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Amherst Co. VA Marriage Registers 1763-1852 (FHL film 30,273)
      1803, Dec. 27; Henley, Ware to Duncan, Sally, parent or gdn: John Duncan Rev.; sec. & wit. Rev. John Duncan, W.L. Crawford; mar. by John Young, minister, 29th; return: Mar. Dec. 29, Ware Henley with Sally Duncan by John Young (pg.171) (MAD: last name Henly)
      Garland Mays to Amanda Penn alias Duncan, 4 Nov. 1833 (p.325) (MAD: no Penn to Duncan marriage found; wit. Jno. Penn)
      Charles A. Penn to Mary C. Coleman, 6/15/1838 (p.351) (MAD: 1850 census, Mildred C. Duncan 56 VA (widow of Edmond Coleman mar. John B. Duncan) w/ Charles A. Penn 40 VA, wife Mary C. 40 VA. Charles A. Penn son of Jno. Penn d. 1845. Jno. Penn's will 1845 names Amandy Lee, dau. of Wm. Lee, but no other Amanda.)
      No ---- TALBERT marriage (MAD: looking for a Sally Talbert; supposedly John Duncan mar. Sally Talbert bef. 1787; John Duncan mar. Sally Coats in 1807; no other COATS marriage indexed.)
      No other ---- AMBROSE marriage.
      No Campbell Goode marriage (MAD: see Adair Co. KY mar. 1813; see Amherst Co. VA deed from "Cammel" & Susannah Goode)
      March 6, 1806, Sally Duncan, dau. of Jos. Duncan, to Thos. Martin, son of Eliz. Wilshire; among marriage records dated June 20, 1808, Wm. Duncan. (from "Marriage Bonds and Returns 1801-1854 and Comments, Amherst Co. VA" by Davis; and "Amherst Co. VA Marriage Bonds 1753-1853," FHL book 975.5496 V25a)
      Nov. 15, 1809, Sally Duncan & Micajah Clark. "This is the consent only and is signed Ambroes Ambroes and ux, Jane, for my daughter Salley". (from "Marriage Bonds and Returns 1801-1854 and Comments, Amherst Co. VA" by Davis; and "Amherst Co. VA Marriage Bonds 1753-1853," FHL book 975.5496 V25a) (MAD: ? Ambrose Harrison Duncan? of Granville Co. NC???)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Amherst Co. VA Wills (Index 1761-1920 on FHL film 30,274)
      1-337: 5 May 1777, estate of David Duncan; Administrator's Bond by Jno. Duncan, bondsman Chas. Rose; Inventory 22 June 1777, by Jno. Sale; Gilbert Hay; Nichl. Wren; Jas. Martin. (MAD: also abstracted on pg.112 of "The Wills of Amherst Co. VA 1761-1865" by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis. Additionally, pg.14 of "Amherst Co. VA in the Revolution, Including Extracts from the 'Lost Order Book', 1773-1782" by Sweeny (FHL book 975.5496 M25s) shows David Duncan a Corporal in Capt. Samuel Jordan Cabell's Company 6th VA Foot Regiment, appointed 17 Feb. 1776, died Jan. 20, 1777; pg.79 shows John Duncan appointed his administrator on 5/5/1777)
      4-434: Bond of Sally (x) Duncan, William Duncan, William Camden & John Camden to Reuben Nowell, Jos. Shelton, Philip Johnson and Davis T. Garland, gentlemen, Justices of the Court of Amherst Co. now sitting, for $12,000, 15 September 1806; that Sally Duncan and William Duncan administrators of the goods, chattels and credits of John Duncan decd. do make a true and perfect inventory ...; that if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the deceased, and the same be proved in court, and the executor obtain a certificate of probate thereof, the said Sally & William Duncan (will) deliver up the letters of administration. Wit. S. Garland, D.C. (sent by Margo Thiel) (MAD: pg.113 in "The Wills of Amherst Co. VA 1761-1865" by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, shows Book 4, pg.448, Guardian Bond of William Duncan and Leonard Henley, 15 June 1807, for Wm. Duncan as guardian of Polly, Jno., Spicey, Patsey, Willis, and Wesley Duncan, orphans of Jno. Duncan.)
      5-559: Will of John (X) Camden, of Amherst Co., Parish of Lexington?, 25 Sept. 1808; to my four daughters, viz, Elizabeth Goode previously Elizabeth Camden and Barbary Knowel previously Barbary Camden and Sally Duncan previously Sally Camden and Easter Camden, these being part of my children, I bequeath unto them my tract of land lying on back water of Pedlar River in Amherst Co., 270 acres more or less, known by the name of the Panter faces? Tract, to be sold by William Duncan whom I appoint as my executor and the money equally divided between the four above mentioned children. I also give to my daughter Easther all the household furniture which she has in her possession. Also the above mentioned tract of land which is to be sold, the benefit arising shall be for the said mentioned. As for my son William Camden and Benjamin Camden and John Camden and Ameriler Jones they have all received their portions. Wit. Wiatt Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan, Benjamin Noel, William Duncan L.S. At court 19 Feb. 1816, will of John Camden proved by two witnesses and ordered recorded. William Duncan the exec. named qualified, posted bond of $800; security William Bourne, wit. A.B. Davies. (FHL film 30,276) (MAD: This is supposed to be Sally Duncan, widow of John (d. 1806); some sources give her name as "Sally Easter Camden" but this is apparently in error since she had a sister Easter Camden. See also 5-214 as abstracted on pg.44 in "The Wills of Amherst Co. VA 1761-1865" by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis under Wm. CAMDEN, 1813)
      5-649: Jno. Young; Wife Nancy; my five children Jno. Wickliff Young, Sarah Hurt (Hunt?) Young, Susannah Young who married Philip Lively, Hiram Young, and Geo. Whitefield Young - if any dies without issue and when of age. Administrators: three friends Benj. Taliaferro, Leonard Honly, and Wm. Duncan. April 15, 1817; May 20, 1817. Wit. Chas. P. Taliaferro, Lyne S. Taliaferro, Jas. F. Taliaferro. (FHL film 30,276) (MAD: pg.404 in "The Wills of Amherst Co. VA 1761-1865" by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, shows administrators as "Lewis Henry Duncan and Wm. Duncan")
      6-199: 18 Dec. 1820, bond of Wiat Duncan and John Pryor (/s/ Jno.) to Thomas M. Randolph, Governor of VA, for $500; W. Duncan has obtained license to keep an ordinary at his house in Amherst Co., to provide food and lodging; license for one year. (FHL film 30,276)
      6-715: 19 Dec. 1826, will of Fleming H. (* mark) Duncan, sick and weak; wife Sarah until my three youngest children Robert Duncan, Ear..tha S. Duncan and Samuel H. Duncan shall obtain 3 years education; after wife's death all children equal; John R. Duncan has received a horse. Execs. friend Peter B. Thornton, Gideon C. Goodrich?, and Joseph R. Charter. Wit. Richard M. Thornton, E.B. Gilbert, Peter P. Thornton Jr. Rec. 15 January 1827. (FHL film 30,276) (MAD: The estate of Fleming H. Duncan on pg.113 of "The Wills of Amherst Co. VA 1761-1865" by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, included Book 9, pg.11, Administrator's account filed 2/8/1833, which included A.A. Brown, Martin Bibb, Geo. W. Duncan legatees, "names of Saml. P. Russell and Benj. B. Bibb but not clear that they are legatees." Pgs.112-113, ibid, also included 1831 guardian bonds for Editha Duncan (through 3/7/1836), Martha A. Duncan, Robert Duncan, and Samuel H. Duncan, orphans of Fleming H. Duncan. Sally Duncan mar. Martin Bibb 2/24/1831; Polly Duncan mar. Andrew Brown 12/24/1821; Martha A. Duncan mar. Saml. Russel 8/16/1830; Elizabeth Duncan mar. Benj. Bibb 12/18/1827, ? Jane H. Duncan mar. John Russell 6/11/1830, consent of Sarah Duncan.)
      6-726: 19 Feb. 1827, bond of William Duncan, Ambrose R. McDaniel and James Wood; William to administer estate of Sarah Duncan decd.
      6-728: 1 Aug. 1826, land laid off for Mildred, wife of Jno. B. Duncan. Mildred was widow of Edmund Coleman.
      7-4: March, 1827, motion of Wiat Duncan; nuncupative will of Sarah Duncan decd, on oaths of Polly Camden and Spicey Duncan. 7 Jan. last during last illness of said Sarah and at her usual habitation where she died ... debt due her from Wesley L. Duncan ... equally divided between her 5 children, to wit, Nancy Wiat Betsy Polly and Spicy. Her son John B. Duncan should pay to Dr. James Powel his medical ... balance due her from said Jno. B. Duncan remain in his hands. Her daughter Levinia Sale. Inventory recorded 21 Feb. 1827, page 61. (FHL film 30,277) (MAD: Viney Duncan mar. William Sale 3/31/1800)
      8-52: 19 Oct. 1830, Fleming H. Duncan estate appraised by John Russell. (FHL film 30,277)
      8-81: 21 Feb. 1831, bond of Robert C. Bibb, John Russell, Benjamin B. Bibb and Fleming H. Duncan; Robert C. Bibb pay to Robert Duncan, orphan of Fleming H. Duncan, when Robert of lawful age (Bibb appointed guardian to Duncan). (MAD: one Fleming H. Duncan mar. Polly Tuley 6/20/1831; see 1850 Lewis Co. MO census, 1860 Schuyler Co. MO census)
      8-353: 16 Sept. 1833, bond of Peter B. Thornton and Peter Rucker, Thornton guardian of Samuel H. Duncan, orphan of Fleming Duncan.
      9-433 - Mary Duncan, not copied
      22-216: Will of Wesley L. Duncan, written 27 Jan. 1886, proved 22 Feb. 1886 - abstracted on pg.114 in "The Wills of Amherst Co. VA 1761-1865" by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, as follows: "Book 22, page 216 - (This will was not indexed and clerk entered it.) January 27, 1886, written; February 22, 1886, probated. Bedford Co. VA; recorded Amherst Co. March 1, 1889. Wit. A.S. Thomason & W.J. Lankford and proved by them. Wm. E. Duncan qualified, but Danl. L. Duncan declined. Of Bedford; ux, Susan; sons Danl. and Robt. Duncan; Amherst Co. land in lieu of bond of Danl. Duncan of September 9, 1872. Sons Wm. E., Chas. B., and daughter Lucy A. Lowry; granddau. Sarah E. Holland (?). Exec. son Wm. E. for Amherst County lane and son Danl. for Bedford lane."
 

LAND RECORDS

Go to the Amherst Co. VA Land Records
 

COURT RECORDS

Go to the Amherst Co. VA Court Records
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

"Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VA - Augusta Co., Vol.I, II & III, 1745-1800" by Lyman Chalkley c1912-13
   Judgments (Vol.II, pg.158)
       Stuart vs. Duncan -- O.S. 192; N.S. 68 -- Deed 6th June, 1774, by Samuel Ayres and Rachel, his wife, late Rachel Morrison, and Joseph Higginbotham Morrison, oldest son and heir-at-law of Rachel by her first husband, Wm. Morrison, deceased, of Parish and County of Amherst to John Dillard of same place. Before his marriage, Samuel by writing dated 14th November, 1772, executed marriage contract, conveys 250 acres on Beaver Creek in Amherst, part of 2,700 acres patented to Wm. Cabell, Jr. Recorded in Amherst, 4th July 1774. Will of Samuel Ayres of Amherst. Devisee, William Ayres, son of Thomas Ayres, deceased, and Mary, his wife, of Essex County, 30 sh. to keep him from being heir to Samuel. Wife, Rachel; legatees, Eve Lackey, Joseph Higginbotham Morrison, Ezra Morrison, Tizza Davis, John Lackey, son of Eve Lackey. Dated 10th February, 1784. Recorded in Amherst, 3d May 1784. Answer by William Duncan, son of John Duncan, deceased. Answer by Charles Duncan. Orator is Thomas Stuart and Terza, his wife, late Davis, and formerly Terza Morrison, John Lackey, only son and heir of Eve Lackey, deceassed, formerly Eve Morrison, and Ezra Morrison. Terza, Eve and Ezra were heirs of William Morrison, deceased, by late Rachel Ayres, formerly Rachel Morrison; Rachel died in winter of 1808-9 intestate. Samuel and Rachel entered into a marriage contract by which Samuel agreed to convey all his estate to heirs of himself and Rachel, and if they have none, then to the children of Morrison and Rachel. Samuel and Rachel had no children. Orators claim all Samuel's property in spite of Samuel's will. One tract Samuel deeded to Dillard, which came by transfers to John Duncan, who died intestate and is now held by Sarah or Sally Duncan, his widow. William and George Duncan, Elizabeth Goode (formerly Elizabeth Duncan) and Campbell Goode, her husband; Claiborne and Charles Duncan; Nancy Camden (formerly Duncan), wife of Washington Camden; Lavinia Sale (late Duncan), wife of William Sale; Wiatt, Elizabeth, Wortley, Polly, John, Spicey and Patsy Duncan, who are the children and heirs of John Duncan (last seven being infants).

"The Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: 1745 to 1800" by Lyman Chalkley is available online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chalkley/

Nelson Co. VA Deeds (FHL film 32,725; copied deeds in Vol.8 very briefly only)
      8-397: 27 Feb. 1837, Deed of Trust, John B. Duncan of Amherst Co. from Lorenzo D. Fulcher who owes Valentine Fulcher, 1/2 acre & pers.
      8-479: 28 Aug. 1837, Deed of Trust, John B. Duncan trustee from Ambrose R. McDaniel, because of coming marriage, for use of Sally McDaniel, wife of William McDaniel, and their children, for lives of William and Sally McDaniel.
      8-557: 26 Feb. 1838, Deed of trust, John B. Duncan trustee from Lorenzo D. Fulcher? for forthcoming marriage with Locky Chandler.
      8-587: 28 May 1838, Deed of trust, John B. Duncan trustee from Judith Dillard, both Amherst Co. VA, she bought land as highest bidder.

Fluvanna Co. VA Order Book 1797-1800 (FHL film 31,477)
      Pg.413: 23 June 1800, Messrs William and Joseph Duncan, pedlars, came into court and produced a license obtained by them from Amherst Co. court at Feb. term last, permitting them to retail goods, wares and merchandise agreeably to Act of Assembly, which at their request is entered of record.
 

MILITARY RECORDS

DANIEL DUNIKIN, Rev. Pension Application S-38675 (18819) (FHL film 970,867)
      Applied 6 Sept. 1819, age 67, in Greene Co. TN; enlisted Jan. or Feb. 1776 in Amherst Co. VA under Capt. Cabell/Cahill, Col. Buckner, for 2 years; transferred under Col. M?. Donohoe of Augusta Co., Capt./Col. Joseph Crocket; transferred Col. Russel ..., Col. Ball, Capt. Wm. White; age 68 on 23 Oct. 1820, has wife living and has had 17 children, 8 now living with him and principally small.
      (MAD: "VA/WV Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records" by Wardell, Vol.II, pg.59, for this Daniel lists: QLF states sol died Greene Co, TN, 1834-38. F-S38675 R867.)
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GEORGE DUNCAN, widow Elizabeth, Rev. Pension Application W-9845, VA, KY, IN (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives Roll 863)
      Applied 19 Sept. 1832, age 75 on 8 March 1833, in Orange Co. IN; had family record kept by his father John Duncan; served 2-3 months in 1778 as substitute for his father drafted in Amherst Co. VA to guard prisoners in Albemarle Co. VA; drafted in 1779 in Amherst Co. VA for a month; drafted for 4 months in May 1780 in Amherst Co. VA under Capt. Pauplin, Col. Lunday, Gen. Gowan/Lawson; served in Lincoln Co. KY 2 months under Capt. Robert Barnett; visited his father in Amherst Co. VA about 20 years later; b. Albemarle Co. VA; soon after was moved by his father to Amherst Co. VA; moved to Lincoln Co. KY fall 1781-82 until about 1 April 1818 when moved to Orange Co. IN; witnesses James Lynd, Jacob Moulder, Alexander Wallace, Edward Moore, Wm. Brooks.
      Application by Elizabeth Duncan, age 73 on 14 Oct. 1843, in Orange Co. IN; Elizabeth Phillips m. George Duncan 25 April 1790 in Lincoln Co. KY by Rev. John Bouly, bond by George Duncan and Manuel Brown on 6 April 1790; had ten children: John b. 15 June 1791, George b. 23 Dec. 1792, Fleming Hall b. 2 Sept. 1794, Luvinia "Lieu Vina" b. 10 Sept. 1796, Lieurina "Luvina" Lent b. 22 June 1799, Sally b. 10 Sept. 1801, Jane "Jenny" b. 25 April 1803, Elizabeth b. 11 March 1806, Polly b. 29 Sept. 1807 "D&C", Polly b. 13 June 1810; family record written by son Fleming H.; husband d. 2 Nov. 1838 Orange Co. IN.
      Affidavit of Fleming H. Duncan, age 50 on 2 Sept. 1844, third child; Family record: George Duncan b. 8 March 1758, Elizabeth b. 14 Oct. 1770, and above children. Elizabeth still living 24 May 1850.
      (MAD: "VA/WV Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records" by Wardell, Vol.II, pg.56, for this George Duncan, lists "QLF 1921 from Mrs Alice V.D. PIERREPONT of Petersburg, VA, gddau of a VA RW sol George DUNCAN (& wife Ann) of Albemarle Co or Fluvanna Co, VA, whose gdf Marcus Monroe DUNCAN (also bro George & sis Eliza) b. Buckingham Co. VA, & left orphans at early age, their guardian being Junius CLAY. F-W9845 R863.")
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Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, Wesley L., widow Susan; SO 27619, SC 19768, WO 44174, WC 34547; BL 27593-40-50, 91148-40-50, 2149-80-55; Sgt. in Capt. Thomas A. Bibb's Co. VA Mil, pos. Capt. William Sale's Co. VA Mil, 2/1/1814 to 4/26/1814 and 4/28/1814 to 7/23/1814; Sol. res. 1850, 1853, 1855 Amherst Co. VA, 1872 Bedford Co. VA (PO Liberty); wid. res. 1886 Bedford Co. (PO Liberty) VA; maiden name of soldier's 1st wife Sally W. Camden, widow Susan Ramsey m. Sept. 13, 1872, Bedford Co. VA; sol. d. Jan. 30, 1886, Bedford Co. VA; wid. d. May 27, 1914, Lynchburg, VA; Remarks: survivors 19768 and widows pension certificates 34547 in brief. Soldier alleges he served as a substitute for Charles L. Davis.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1810 "History of the Baptists in VA" by Robert B. Semple, Revised and expanded by G.W. Beale; originally published 1810 (FHL book 975.5 K2s; TN Gen. Society Library #826 sent by Evelyn Sigler with permission to share with others)
      Pg.226: Ebenezer Church, S.E. of Amherst Court House, Albemarle Assn.
      Pg.226: Albemarle Association Buffaloe Church. Mr. William Duncan, a preacher of useful gifts, is a member of this church and has been ordained to the ministry. (Buffaloe church stood in the vicinity of Amherst courthouse.) Footnote: William Duncan served various churches in the Albemarle Assn. as pastor until 1830, when he removed to Calaway Co. MO. He subsequently located in Boone Co. [MO], where he acted as a domestic missionary. He died in 1846.
 

"MO Baptist Biography" by J.C. Maple & R.P. Rider, Vol.IV, ca 1914 (sent by Donald Duncan with permission to share with others)
      Pgs.94-99, Rev. WILLIAM DUNCAN, 1776-1846; religious activity in MO 1830-1846.
      We are fortunate in finding a sketch of the life of this very useful man, written by his son, Dr. W.H. Duncan. The MO Baptist Historical Society, as the custodian of all obtainable records of Baptist history in MO, has furnished the material for this sketch.
      Rev. William Duncan was born in Amherst Co., VA, 22 Feb. 1776. His father, Rev. John Duncan, was a Baptist preacher and contributed largely to the overthrow of the union of church and state in America. When about twenty years of age, William was truly converted and united with the local Baptist Church. Very soon thereafter he entered upon his life work as a minister of the gospel. ... He became pastor of Ebenezer, Mount Moriah and Pedlar Churches in Amherst Co., and of Rock Fish, once Jonesborough in Nelson Co. [VA]. Some of these churches he served continuously for 37 years. He was married to Miss Sally Henly while quite a young man. This union was blessed with eight children, two sons and six daughters. The children had sought homes in the then new state of MO. That the parents might be still in close contact with their children, the father, in 1830, resigned the pastorate of the churches ... and moved to Callaway Co. MO. After eight years of service in Callaway Co., he moved to Howard Co. [MO] and secured a home two miles south of Fayette, the county seat. During the time of his residence in Howard Co., he served five churches at various times. ... In October, 1846, he was present at the meeting of the Mount Pleasant Association at Ebenezer Church in Randolph Co. [MO]. While preaching to a large congregation, he was attached by a congestive chill; he was able to ride to his home some twenty miles distant, but was then placed on his dying bed, where he died about 48 hours later. He had been pastor of the church in Huntsville, Randolph Co., for eight years.
 

"Portrait and biographical record of St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren Counties, Missouri : containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co., 1895, 574 pgs. (LH10578, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,301 item 2)
      Pg.465-466: JOSEPH CARTER GOODRICH, D.D.S., in Wentzville, dental practice, ... born in Amherst County, Virginia, April 14, 1825, son of Gideon C. and Elizabeth (Carter) Goodrich, ... father left Virginia in 1830 and moved to Callaway County, MO, for three years, later settled in Monroe Co. MO, resided there until his death in 1835. ... Dr. Goodrich to St. Charles Co. MO in 1859. In 1858 Dr. Goodrich married Miss Ann S. Frans, of St. Charles County, MO., whose father, William Frans was a native of Virginia. This lady died in 1875, after becoming the mother of five children, now living ... In 1879 occurred the marriage of Dr. Goodrich and Mrs. Julia M. Womack, of Wentzville, a daughter of Carey Duncan, of Moscow Mills, Mo. ... (MAD: Moscow, Lincoln Co. MO; Wentzville, St.Charles Co. MO)
 

1913 "History of Yolo Co. CA" by Tom Gregory (CA State Library, Sacramento)
      Pg.365: Wyatt Godfrey Duncan ... The founder of the Duncan family in America was Wyatt Duncan, a native of Scotland and for many years a planter in Virginia, but eventually a pioneer of Missouri, where he died in Callaway county at a great age. Among his children was a son, Judge John I. Duncan, who was born in Virginia April 15, 1807, grew to manhood at the old homestead, married Margaret Toler and after his marriage settled in the western part of the Old Dominion. About 1833 he took his family to Missouri and settled upon raw land in Callaway county [MO]. ... His death occurred January 18, 1876, when he was almost sixty-nine years of age. His wife was born in Virginia and died August 18, 1849, in Missouri. Her father, Godfrey Toler, came to the United States during young manhood and settled in Virginia, where he engaged in farming. After many years he settled among the pioneer farmers of [Vigo Co.] Indiana. Later he went to Barry Co. MO, and there he passed away November 4, 1843, at an advanced age.
      There were twelve children in the family of Judge Duncan. Five of the number are still living. The eldest of the family, Wyatt Godfrey, was born in Amherst Co. VA, October 1, 1828, and was taken to Missouri at five years of age, .... started with a brother, William, to California, April 24, 1850. ....
 

1879 "Illustrated Atlas and History of Yolo Co. CA 1825-1880", pub. San Francisco by De Pue, 1879 (Yolo Co. Public Library, Woodland, CA)
      Duncan, Wm. H. and W. G., .... William H. was born in Millersburg, Callaway Co. MO, January 30th, 1838. ....
      W.G. was born in Amherst Co. VA, October 1st, 1828, and before coming to California resided in Barry Co. MO. ...
 

1906 "History of the State of CA and Biographical Record of the Sacramento Valley, CA" by Prof. J.M. Guinn (CA State Library book qc 920.079 G9)
      Pg.1612: Wyatt Godfrey Duncan. More than one hundred years have passed since Wyatt Duncan crossed the ocean from his native Scotland and settled in Virginia, where he took up the life of a planter in the midst of an environment of activity and enterprise characteristic of the Old Dominion in that era. After a long period of usefulness in that section of the country he eventually removed to MO, where he died in Callaway county [MO] at an advanced age. Next in line of descent was John I. (father of Wyatt Godfrey), who was born in VA April 15, 1807, and grew to manhood on the home plantation. After his marriage he settled in the western part of VA, but about 1833 proceeded still further west and identified himself with the pioneers of Callaway Co. MO. .... His death occurred January 18, 1876, when he was almost sixty-nine years of age.
      On the maternal side Wyatt G. Duncan traces his lineage to Godfrey Toler, .... His daughter, Margaret, was born in VA, accompanied the family to IN, thence went to MO, and there died August 18, 1849. .... Among the children born of her marriage to Judge John I. Duncan, was a son, Wyatt Godfrey, whose birth occurred in Amherst Co. VA, October 1, 1829, and who accompanied his parents in their removal westward. .... (MAD: to Yolo Co. CA)
      (MAD: John I. Duncan mar. Margaret Gray Toler on 5/8/1827, bond by James I. Toler, in Amherst Co. VA)
 

"A Memorial and biographical history of Northern California : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time : together with glimpses of its prospective future, full-page portraits of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of to-day." by John B Montgomery, W A Bartlett, J S Missroon, Wm L Todd; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1891, 871 pgs. (LH10557, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 468,756 item 3 and 1,000,098 item 1; CA State Library book qc979.41 M5a)
      Pg.376-377: B.F. DUNCAN, an extensive rancher of the Capay Valley, was born February 2, 1840, in Vigo County, Indiana, and the son of John I. and Margaret (Toler) Duncan, natives of Virginia. The senior Duncan followed agricultural pursuits all his life. At one time he was judge of this district. In 1842 he removed to Missouri, where he remained until his death, which occurred when he was seventy-four years old; his wife also died in that State, in 1849. Mr. B.F. Duncan, our subject, was raised on the farm in Missouri. At the age of 21 years he enlisted in Company G., Captain Curry, Eighth Regiment, Colonel Mitchell, Parson's Brigade, Cavalry, and was six months in the service. He was mustered out at Shreveport, Louisiana, after a service of three years and three months. Was wounded four times, twice in one engagement. ... After the war he remained in Missouri until 1870, when he came to California and settled near Cottonwood, Yolo County, on land which he purchased. He remained there until 1878, when he sold out and purchased his present place two miles west of Capay, in the celebrated Capay Valley. This ranch consists of 737 acres of choice bottom land, on which Mr. Duncan carries on a general farming business, and is preparing to establish himself in the fruit industry next year (1891). He is a very practical man and enterprising. He has two brothers in this county, whose sketches will be found elsewhere in this volume. (MAD: nothing said about a wife) (MAD: see Barry Co. MO and Amherst Co. VA)
      Pg.619-620: W.G. DUNCAN, a farmer near Capay, Yolo County, was born October 1, 1828, in Amherst County, Virginia, the son of John I. and Margaret (Toler) Duncan, natives also of that State, who moved to the northern part of Missouri when their son was a small boy. Remaining with his parents until 1850, the subject of this sketch, in company with his brother, William H., came overland to California, with Dr. Lane, who supplied the penniless boys with the necessaries of the journey, in consideration of half their earnings for a year. They followed mining at Mud Springs for three months, but with little profit, and Dr. Lane agreed to release them with three months' work for him, which proposition was accepted and the work done. The brothers then followed mining again, until the spring of 1853, when they took up a tract of land two and a half miles from their present place. In 1869 they disposed of that farm to Mr. Woodard. During the previous year they had bought the place where they now reside, a mile from Capay, where they now have 7,300 acres, besides eighty acres near Woodland. Mr. Duncan was married in Woodland, March 13, 1879, to Miss Mary Franklin, a native of California, and they have one child, who was born in 1883 and is named Elvira G.
 

1883 "History of Howard and Cooper Cos. MO" by National Historical Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book; FHL film 14,878)
      Pg.375: John B. Duncan, of Duncan & Howard, grocers etc. Richmond Twp. Samuel J. Duncan, the father of John B., was a native of Amherst Co. VA; he came to MO at an early date and settled in Howard Co. [MO], he was here married to Miss Elizabeth Price, of this county, and here he lived until his death in 1868; for many years a merchant in Fayette; brought up his son John B. who afterwards became his father's partner. His wife (unnamed), the mother of John B., died in 1852. John B. Duncan was born August 4, 1850, and reared and educated in this county; after long business experience in different stores, including those of Boone, Duncan & Smith, Duncan & Aterbery, Duncan & Son of which he was the junior partner, W.H. Smith, and others, in 1868 he engaged in the grocery business on his own account, two years afterwards the firm became Duncan & Co. ... (Nothing about a wife.)
 

1880 "Sketches of TN Baptist Ministers" by Boren (Memphis Public Library book 922.6 B73 sent by Evelyn Sigler with permission to share with others)
      Pg.233: Elder John B. Duncan born in Amherst Co. VA Oct. 5, 1796, baptized by William Davis in the James River June, 1815, ordained 1821, Presbytery: Wm. Duncan, Fleming Duncan, V.M. Mason, John Davis. He was a representative in the VA Legislature 1828-9; practiced law for 17 years; served as pastor at Grace, Society Hill, Hermon, Paris, Clarksville. He married Nov. 12, 1819, Mildred Coleman. He died 20 Aug. 1879 at the home of his nephew, Capt. O.R. Henley near Ripley (Lauderdale Co. TN) at age 83. He was preacher of the gospel for 63 years. At one time a citizen of MO, he accompanied Doniphans' expedition to Santa Fe, returning through Mexico. His body is laid to rest in the family burying ground of Mrs. Ann Conner near the remains of his much loved co-worker, The Rev. C.C. Conner, D.D. Ripley, TN.
 

"History of Union County, Kentucky : a complete account of the settlement, organization, and government of the county, together with facts and figures concerning the society, professions, commerce, industries, agriculture, coal, railroads, education, religion, and other institutions and resources of the county, and biographical sketches of its leading citizens" by Wm H Newman, M J Clements, G W Cambron; pub. Evansville, Ind.: Courier Co., 1886, 904 pgs. (LH13593, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 976.9885 H2h and fiche 6,049,698 and film 361,886)
      Pg.853: REV. PETERSON WALL ... born in Henderson County December 12, 1812, ... (MAD: parents given, not copied) On August 24, 1835, Mr. Wall was authorized by the County Court to solemnize matrimony, ... Since then the record of his marriages has been very large, but that part of it from 1835 to 1865 is made up from his memory and amounts to as many as two hundred and forty couples for that period. In 1865 he began keeping a record, and since then ... Mr. Wall married Sarah Alexander Sale, daughter of William and Lavina (Duncan) Sale, in Union County, November 15, 1837. Mrs. Wall's father, a farmer of Union County, was born in Caroline County, Virginia, March 31, 1771, married in Virginia April 18, 1800; came to Union 1828; died here January 12, 1861, having served in the War of 1812 as Captain. Mrs. Wall's mother was born in Amherst County, Va., April 30, 1780, and died in Union County March 24, 1858. Her paternal grandparents were Thomas and Clara (Sanders) Sale. Mrs. Wall was born in Nelson County, Va., December 30, 1816; died in Union June 25, 1880, the mother of ten children, viz: Louis A., Wm. B., and Peter, all of whom were in the Confederate army; Mary L., Mobley, Sarah Virginia, Davenport, Frances E., Howell and Juliet C. ...
 

GENEALOGIES

"The Cabells and Their Kin : a Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy" by Alexander Brown; pub. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1895, 696 pgs.; HQ Reel/Fiche Number: G3239 (from info from Heather 3/17/2012)
      Pg.52: Dr. Cabell was long a member of the vestry, a church-warden, etc., the Rev. Robert Rose and himself were good friends, and he is frequently mentioned in Rose's Diary, which is now preserved by the Virginia Historical Society. He frequently preached at and stayed at "Capt Cabal's." "Jan'y 23rd 1748/9 stayed at Capt. Cabal's reading the Literal Scheme and viewing his low grounds -- Saw Martin Duncan's wife making sugar." [MAD: Robert Rose's survey of land was in Goochland County, Virginia]
          Dr. Cabell brought Martin Duncan a 16-gallon still from England in 1741, but I suppose this still was for making something stronger than sugar.
      Pg.149-151: Convention on May 10, 1776, ... assistance to North Carolina ... The quota of Amherst County [Virginia], one company of fifty men, was enlisted in the service on May 25; Nicholas Cabell, captain; ... extracts from Col. William Cabell's diary ... The references to Capt. Nicholas Cabell in his brother's (Col. Will's) diary are nearly all of a business character. ... "Jan'y 30th, 1778. Paid Nicholas Cabell £400 in presence of Young Landrum and Daniel Dunakin -- also paid him £4 4s. which Daniel Dunakin paid James Bell, the fuller, for fulling 16-3/4 yards of cloth."
 

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