Duncans in Allen Co. KY


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1815 from Barren, Warren
Simpson formed 1819 from Allen, Logan, Warren
(See Warren Co. KY bef. 1815; Simpson Co. 1819-1821)


1820 Allen Co. KY Census
Pg. 98  Marvel Dunkin       120101        - 11210
   114  Ashley Dunkin       300010        - 20010
   118  Wm. Williams        000001        - 00000
          (MAD: One William Williams mar. Jenny Duncan 7/15/1816)

1830 Allen Co. KY Census
Pg. 48  Marten Duncan       0100,2        - 0000,011
    74  Ashley Duncan       1220,001      - 2102,01      Scotville

1840 Allen Co. KY Census
Pg. 46  David Street        1111,0001     - 1010,11
    55  Ashby Duncan        0011,3001     - 0021,001

1850 Allen Co. KY Census
Pg.112, #167-174, A. DUNCAN (m) 32 KY farming $3000
                  C.F. (m) 33 KY stock trading $0
                  R. (m) 29, Calvin 22 KY farmers $0
                  J.G. GLOVER (m) 14, B. (m) 13 KY
                  (MAD: Alfred, Emery F., Robinson, Calvin were ch. of Ashley who d. by 5/1846 leaving widow Rebecca; Alfred Duncan mar. Louisa J. Stubblefield 4/19/1842; Robison Duncan mar. Mary Catherine Alexander 8/10/1847, divorced 1849, ?? in 1860 Warren Co. KY census)
Taken 8/2/1850
Pg.113, #169-176, H.R. SARVER (m) 31 KY farming $700
                  M. SARVER (f) 26 KY
                  R.A. SARVER (f) 9/12 KY
                  (MAD: Henry Sarver mar. Mahala Duncan 12/19/1848)
Pg.136, #517-525, Margaret DUNN 53 KY (blank) $3000
                  William 28 KY farmer $0
                  L.A. DOWNING (f) 20 KY
                  M. DUNN (f) 19 KY
                  John A. 17 KY farmer $0
                  N.P. (f) 15, M.F. (f) 13 KY
                  L.A. DUNCAN (f) 27 KY
Taken 9/10/1850
Pg.158, #828-836, George D. READ 48 VA farmer $1200
                  S?. READ (f) 38 KY
                  L.M?.(f) 16, R.A.(m) 12, C.H.(m) 10 KY
                  M.E.(m) 5, C.A.(f) 2 KY
                  (MAD: George D. Read mar. Lavena Duncan 1/31/1833)
Pg.183, #1158-1170, Oliver DUNCAN 41 KY farming $1000
                  L. (f) 37 KY
                  S.J. (m) 18, T.H. (m) 16 KY farming $0
                  C.E. (f) 14, W.M. (m) 12 KY
                  J.D. (m) 11, N.J. (f) 9 KY
                  M.K. (f) 7, S.M. (m) 6 KY
                  S.M. (m) 3, J. (m) 1/12 KY
                  R. DUNCAN (f) 77 MD
                  (MAD: Rebecca age 77 MD, ? widow of Marvel Duncan who d. by 6/16/1828, bondsmen Ashley Duncan and Joseph Duncan)
Pg.183, #1159-1171, Joseph DUNCAN 46 KY farming $200
                  E.H. (f) 45 NC
                  (MAD: Joseph Duncan mar. Harriett Stublefield 12/15/1841)
Taken 10/2/1850
Pg.188, #1234-1246, Mariah GUY (f) 36 KY (blank) $1500
                  J/L.E.(m) 17 KY farmer $0
                  S.M.(f) 16, R?.F.(f) 15, R.A.(m) 10 KY
                  (MAD: Mathis Guy mar. Mariah Duncan 8/18/1832)

1860 Allen Co. KY Census
Buttersville Dist.
Pg.229, #153-148, Oliver DUNCAN 52 KY farmer $2000-500
                  Lucinda 49 KY
                  W.M. (m) 23, J.D. (m) 20 KY
                  M.J. (f) 18, M.C. (f) 16 KY
                  S.M?. (m) 13, F.M. (m) 12 KY
                  J.W. (m) 10, M.E. (f) 8 KY
                  (MAD: 1870 Warren Co. KY census)
Pg.229, #154-149, Joseph DUNCAN 54 KY farmer $800-200 insane
                  Harriet 55 KY
Pg.229, #155-150, S?.J. DUNCAN (m) 28 KY farmer 0-$200
                  K.A. (f) 19 KY
                  S.E. (f) 1/2 KY
                        (MAD: James S. Duncan mar. Kitty Ann Deering 1858)
New Roe Dist.
Pg.276, #499-488, Henry SARVER 40 KY farmer $1500-600
                  Isabala 28 KY
                  R.S. (f) 11, E.M. (f) 9, John A. 7 KY
                  Casper 5, Alfred 1 KY
                  Mary 83 VA
                  Alfred DUNCAN 40 KY fishing $2000
                  Calvin DUNCAN 32 KY trader $2000
Scottville Dist.
Pg.368-9, #1160-1142, S.P. FOLLIS (m) 45 KY farmer $8000
                  E.W. 26 KY (wife)
                  children 13-2 KY
                  G.H. READ 12 KY
                  Rubin DUNCAN 22 KY
                  Jas. GIBBS 14 KY

1870 Allen Co. KY Census
Precinct #1, P.O. Scottsville
Pg.166, #306-306, DUNCAN, Robert 48 KY (white) farmer $0-$0
                  Malissa (f) 35 KY keeping house
                  Narcissa 2 KY
                  WOODS, James E. 4 KY (white)
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Warren Co. KY census pg.679)
Pg.170, #367-367, CAIN, William D. 36 TN (white) farmer $0-$425
                  Kitty A. 29 KY keeping house
                  William M. 8/12 KY b.Oct.
                  DUNCAN, Eller (f) 10 KY (white)
Precinct 2, P.O. Mt.Aerial
Pg.188, #147-147, DUNCAN, Joseph 68 KY (white) farmer $500-$600
                  Harriet E. 64 NC keeping house
Precinct 2, P.O. Buttlersville
Pg.194, #232-232, DUNCAN, Joseph D. 29 KY farmer $505-500
                  Rachel 31 KY keeping house
                  Robert E. 3 KY
                  RICHARD, Sarah 55 KY (white) at home
Pg.194-195, #234-234, JACKSON, Greenbery 61 VA (white) farmer $500-$650
                  JACKSON, Frances C. (f) 60 TN (white) keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Thomas H. 36 KY (white) at home $0-$225
                  Mary F. 33 KY housekeeper
                  (MAD: pg.195 is headed P.O. Mt.Aerial)


Allen Co. KY Surveyors records, Vol.A (FHL film 978,024, item 4)
      Pg.44: 12 May 1817, surveyed for Ashley Duncan, assignee of Zadock Duncan, 60 acres, KY land office warrant #581 dated 11 March 1816, on Trammel Creek, on line of said Duncan's 200 acre survey, corner widow Martins (& others).
      Pg.44: 12 May 1817, surveyed for Edward Thacher, 32 acres on Trammel's Creek, ass. to A.Payne, assd. to Ashley Duncan. John Salver & Sam'l Colbert chain carriers; Ashley Duncan marker; Samuel Colbert & John Salver house keepers.
      Pg.303: 21 Nov. 1842, survey for Ashley Duncan, 30 acres on Trammells Creek, land warrant #1 by Allen County Court.
      Pg.508: 14 July 1850, survey for Oliver Duncan, asse. of N.G.V. Henderson, 3 acres on Middle Fork of Drakes Creek, corner to said Duncan's 180 acre survey.

Allen Co. KY deed index and cross-index and deeds to ca 1850's, Scottsville Courthouse, Allen Co. KY (personal trip 10/1985; also on FHL films 978,012 to 978,016, cataloged 1986)
      Note: typed pages on wall in courthouse room listed records available on microfilm at Allen Co. public library; microfilm numbers 978,012 to 978,016 were given for the deeds.
      There had been a courthouse fire in 1902; many deed books from about 1870 to 1900's were in bad condition, some may have been completely destroyed. The cross-index to deeds was at the reverse of the direct index book.
      No deeds indexed in Book A
      Following deeds were not copied:
            C-439: A. Payne to Robert Durham (not Duncan)
            G-585: Geo. B. Adams to Dunavan, Stubbins & Ogden (not Duncan)
            H-331: Margurett Dunn to James Ellis (not Duncan)
            H-444: John E. Dance to James W. Dance (not Duncan)
            H-645: James W. Dance to John E. Dance (not Duncan)
      B-191: F. Duncan to T. Read
      B-193: Susana Bray to H. Duncan
      B-287: Theo. Read to Edmon Duncan
      B-288: Loucinda Stark to Edmon Duncan
      B-306: John Buckhanan to D. Duncan
      B-316: John Dickenson to Dillard Duncan
      B-317: D. Duncan to N.Y. Cosby
      B-332: D. Duncan to R.H. Parish
      C-114: D. Duncan to A. Richey
      C-194: J. Foster to A. Duncan
      C-466: W. Duncan to S. Oxford
      D-135: G. Duncan &c to M. Jameson
      D-145: G. Duncan &c to E. Godley (not copied)
      D-148: G. Duncan &c to J.S. Godley (not copied)
      D-150: G. Duncan &c to T.S. Burton (not copied)
      D-429: D. Duncan to James Starke
      E-198: G. Wygal to A. Duncan
      F-336: Joseph Duncan to Oliver Duncan
      H-16: E.F. Duncan to Ashley Duncan
      H-105: Emory F. Duncan to Alfred Duncan
      H-119: Emory F. Duncan to Wm. T. & J.G. Anthony
      H-198: E.F. Duncan to A. Devasher
      H-285: R. Duncan to R.W. & J.C. Hammon
      H-344: Hins Blackburn to Oliver Duncan
      H-425: Arthor Duncan to Lands Valuation
      H-582: Oliver Duncan to John Duncan
      H-611: Alfred Duncan &c to Henry Sarver

Allen Co. KY Deeds
      B-191: 21 May 1817, Traverse Duncan and wife Lucy of Montgomery Co. KY to Theophilus Read of Allen Co. KY, $500, 200 acres on Middle Fork of Bay's Fork Creek, waters of Big Barren River, corner Priscilla Bowmer; no wit.; rec. Montgomery Co. KY 21 May 1817.
      B-193: 1 Aug. 1817, Susanna (x) Bray, admx. of Littleberry Bray, decd, late of Pulaski Co. KY, appoint Henry Duncin? (Dunrim?) of Allen Co., attorney ...
      B-287: 22 Aug. 1818, Theophilus Read of Allen Co. KY, appoint Edward (sic) Duncan of Warren Co. KY, attorney to receive of the executor of the last will of Charles Duncan, decd, late of Fauquier Co. VA, what I may be entitled to in right of Peggy Read my wife late Peggy Duncan, daughter of said Charles Duncan ...
      B-288: 22 Aug. 1818, Lucinda Starke, widow and relict of Wm. Starke, of Allen Co. KY, appoint Edmund Duncan of Warren Co. KY, attorney to receive of the executor of the last will of Charles Duncan, decd, late of Fauquier Co. VA, such portion of said estate by virtue of said will ... (did not give relationship)
      B-306: 7 April 1818, John Buckhannon and wife Mary of Scottsville, Allen Co. KY, to Dillard Duncan of same, $250, Lots #50, #54, #55.
      B-316: 24 Aug. 1818, John Dickerson to Dillard Duncan, Robert H. Paris, and Nathan Y. Cosby, all Allen Co. KY, $50, lot #156 in Scottsville.
      B-316 (2nd deed): 27 Aug. 1818, Waller Thomas, sheriff, to Dillard Duncan, Robert H. Paris, and Nathan Y. Cosby, all Allen Co. KY, $50, lot #156 in Scottsville, (estate of John Dickerson).
      B-317: 17 Dec. 1818, Dillard Duncan of Scottsville, Allen Co. KY, to Nathan Y. Cosby of same, $50, 1/3 part of lot #155 in Scottsville and one equal undivided third of lot #156. No wife, no wit.
      B-318: 26 Oct. 1818, Robert H. Paris of Scottsville, Allen Co. KY, to Nathan Y. Cosby of same, $50, 1/3 part of lot #155 in Scottsville and one equal undivided third of lot #156. No wife, no wit.
      B-332: 10 Dec. 1818, Dillard Duncan of Allen Co. KY to Robert H. Paris, $50, 1/2 lot #54 and #55 in "said town" (not named). No wife, no wit.
      C-114: 23 Feb. 1821, Dillard Duncan of Logan Co. KY to Alexander Ritchie of Sevierville, Allen Co. KY, $200, 1/2 lots #50 and #54 and #55. No wife, no wit.
      C-194: 16 Jan. 1823, Joel Foster to Ashly Duncan, both Allen Co. KY, $300, 157 acres & 72 poles on waters of Tramel, corner Ashley Duncan's 200 acre survey. Wit. Thos. Gatten, Thos. Payne.
      C-466: 16 Aug. 1825, William Duncan by Jacob W. Walker, comr. appointed by Allen Co. Circuit Court, to Samuel Oxford, complaint by Samuel Oxford May 1825 in chancery, deed to said Oxford, all land in said bill, 120 acres, on waters of Drakes Creek, corner ... on which said Duncan lived, Lewis Reader's corner, John Johnston's line, adj. John Murphy.
      D-135: 21 May 1827, Jesse S. Godby and Thomas S. Burten, two of heirs of John Godby decd, by Gavin Duncan, John Fishback, and Jacob Dry, commissioners appointed by Allen Co. Court, ... (MAD: see Pendleton Co. KY; 1850 Adams Co. IL census; see also 1850 Crittenden Co. KY census)
      D-429: 29 Nov. 1830, Dillard Duncan of Butler Co. KY to James Stark of Allen Co. KY, $213.27, negroes Lean age 16 and her child Hiram age 5? days. Wit. Charles C. Stark, Wilkins Kilby, Granville D. Stark. Proved on oath of Granville D. Stark and Charles C. Stark.
      E-198: 12 March 1834, George Wygall & wife Eliza to Ashly Duncan, all Allen Co. KY, $50, 18 acres & 20 poles corner Ashley Duncan, Mary Martin's line. (Wygall also spelled Weygall)
      F-336: 2 Oct. 1838, Joseph (I) Duncan to Oliver Duncan, both of Allen Co. KY, his interest in land on Middle Fork of Drakes Creek, corner Elijah M. Covington, Lewis Reader's line, William Duncan's line, conditional line between John Murphy and said Duncan. No money. Wit. John Thomas, Daniel Thomas. Proven 3 Oct. 1838 on oath of wit.
      H-16: 11 Aug. 1845, Emery F. (x) Duncan to Ashley Duncan, Ashley security for Emery F. who owes William Pulliam $100 and Samuel J. Read $47.78, mortgage of horse, colt, etc. No wit.
      H-105: 2 May 1846, Emery F. Duncan to Alfred Duncan, $388.94, Emery F. Duncan's interest in estate of their father Ashley Duncan. Wit. Jas. W. Martin, Thomas L. Welch.
      H-119: 7 July 1846, Emery F. Duncan to Wm. T. & J.G. Anthony, $1, mortage of horse etc. (did not copy further)
      H-198: 13 March 1847, Emery F. Duncan to Alfred Duncan, release of interest in estate of Ashla (sic) Duncan; mention of $251.18-1/2 paid to G.D. Read by Alfred Duncan for Emery F. Duncan.
      H-285: 1 Dec. 1847, Robertson (+) Duncan to R.W. & J.C. Hammond, all Allen Co. KY, mortgage of crop and animals (not copied further).
      H-344: 7 April 1848, commissioner of lands of Robert Blackburn decd, suit by Blackburns against Oliver Duncan, deed to Oliver Duncan for $181, 47-1/2 acres on middle fork of Drakes Creek.
      H-425: 10 Oct. 1848, Samuel Waggener, W.L. Anthony and Sampson Anderson, appraise land of Ashley Duncan, decd, at $2,628.33-1/3.
      H-582: 3 Dec. 1849, Oliver (x) Duncan and wife Lucind (x) to Joseph Duncan, all Allen Co. KY, $181, 47-1/2 acres on middle fork of Drake's Creek, land sold by Thomas Shields to Robert Blackburn and by comr. to Oliver Duncan. No wit.
      H-611: 19 Feb. 1850, Alfred Duncan, Roberson (+) Duncan (sic) and Calvin Duncan, all Allen Co. KY, to Henry Sarver of Allen Co. KY, $666, 136 acres on Big Tramel's Creek, south side of Casey branch, mouth of James W. Martin's branch, James R. Alexander's line on the bluff. Wit. Alfred (sic) Duncan, Abraham Coal.
      Did not copy later.


Allen Co. KY Day Book 1826-1837 (FHL film 978,024)
      Pg.79+: June, 1828, ordered Rebecca Duncan be appointed administrator of estate of Marvil Duncan, bond by Ashley Duncan and Joseph Duncan. March, 1829, inventory and sales returned. Feb., 1830, additional sales.
      Pg.133: Oct., 1829, Gavin Duncan resigned as Justice of Peace.


Allen Co. KY tax lists (FHL film 7,857)
1815: Duncan, Prior, 1 white, 1 black, 3 horses - St. Clair's Co.
      Duncan, Marvel, 140a D. Creek, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, Joseph, 1w
      Duncan, Tadok, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Jerry, (no acreage), D. Creek, 1w, 4h
      Duncane, Allen
      Duncan, Travice, 200a B. Fork, 0w, 0h - William's Co.
      Duncan, Ashby, 200a Tramel, 1w, 1h - Anderson's Co.
1816: Duncan, Allen, 1w, 3h - Sinclairs Co.
      Duncan, Prior, 1w, 1b, 4h
      Duncan, Joseph, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, Zedock, 0w, 0h
      Duncan, James, 100a Middle Fork, 1w, 4h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a Tramel, 1w, 3h, name of Joseph Duncan, Andersons Co.
      Duncan, Travers, 200a Bays Fork, 0w, 0h - Hilman's Co.
            (MAD: see Montgomery Co. and Hickman Co. KY)
      Duncan, Marvel, 200a Middle Fork, 1w, 3h - Dyes' Co.
1817: Duncan, Ashley, 400a Tramel, name J. Duncan, 1w, 2h
      List faint and blotted, much of it illegible
1818: No list
1819: Duncan, Marvel, 140a Trky Creek?, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a Town Lake?, name J. Duncan, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, same, 100a ditto, 0w
      Duncan, same, 92a ditto, 0w, name A. Duncan
1820: Duncan, Marvel, 140a M. Fork, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, Ashley, 392a T. Fork, 1w, 2h
1821: Duncan, Marvelle, 140a M. Fork, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a and 100a name J. Duncan, 92a Tramel, 1w, 2h
1822: Duncan, Marvel, 200a M. F., 1w, 2h
      Dunkin, Ashley, 200a T. F., 1w, ?h (faint)
      Dunkin, Ashley, 62a, 30a; also 150a name J. Duncan
1823: Duncan, Ashlah, 200a, 157a name J. Duncan, Tramel, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, Ashlah, 62a, 30a name A. Duncan, 0w, 0h
      Duncan, Marvel, 140a M. Fork, 1w, 2h
1824: Duncan, Joseph, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Marvel, 140a M. Fork, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Henry, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a, 157a name J. Duncan, Tramel, 1w, 4h
      Duncan, Ashley, 30a, 62a Tramel
1825: Duncan, Ashley, 200a, 157a, 92a Tramel, 1w, 4h
      Duncan, Marvel, 140a D. Creek, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Joseph, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Henry, 1w, 1h
            Duncan, Gavin, 1w, 0h
            (MAD: see Gavin from Pendleton Co. KY to Adams Co. IL; see Crittenden Co. KY)
1826: Dunkin, Gavin, 1w, 0h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a, 92a name J. Duncan, 157a Tramel, 1w, 6h
      Duncan, Marvel, 140a M. Fork, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Henry, 1w, 2h (MAD: ? to Howard Co. MO)
      Duncan, Joseph, 1w, 1h
1827: Duncan, Ashley, 200a, 157a, 96a name A. Duncan, 1w, 4h
      Duncan, Marvill, 140a B. River, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, J., 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Martin, 1w, 2h
1828: Duncan, Gavin, 1w (1 T. lien) doubtful
      Duncan, Joseph, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Matin, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Rebeckah, executrix of Marvil Duncan, decd, 140a D.Creek, 0w, 1h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a name J. Duncan, 157a, 95a Tramel, 1w, 5h
1829: Duncan, Ashley, 200a, 157a, 92a Trammel, 1w, 6h
      Duncan, Oliver, 140a M. Fork, A. Duncan, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Martin, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Gavin, 1w, 0h
1830: No list
1831: Dunkin, Martin, 140a M. Fork, name M. Duncan, 1w, 2h
      Dunkin, Oliver, 1w, 1h
      Dunkin, Ashley, 200a, 157a, 95a Trammel, 1w, 8h
1832: No list
1833: No Duncan
1834: No list
1835: Duncan, Gavin, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a, 156a, 91a, 30a, 20a Trammel, 1w, 8h
      Dunken, Martin, 140a M. Fork, 1w, 2h
      Dunken, Oliver, 1w, 2h
1836: Duncan, Oliver, ?440a M. Fork, 1w, 5h
      Duncan, Ashley, 950a Trammel, 1w, 7h
      Duncan, Riley, 0w, 1h
      Duncan, Martin, 140a M. Fork, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Gavin, 1w, 1h
1837: Duncan, Gavin, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Riley, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Ashley, 450a Trammel, 1w, 5h
      Duncan, Oliver, 140a M. Fork, 1w, 3h
1838: Duncan, Ashley, 450a Tramel, 1w, 6h - White's Co.
      Duncan, Oliver, 146a Middle Fork, 1w, 2h - Carpenter's Co.
      Duncan, Riley, 1w, 2h - White's Co.
      Duncan, Emory F., 1w, 4h
            (MAD: see Jasper Co. MO, son of Henry)
1839: No list
1840: No list
1841: Duncan, Emory F., 1w, 4h
      Duncan, Oliver, 140a Middle Fork, 1w, 5h
      Duncan, Riley, 1w, 3h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a, 150a, 90a, 30a, 20a Tramel, 1w, 8h
1842: Duncan, James, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Oliver, 140a Mid. Fk, 1w, 4h
      Duncan, Alfred, 1w, 0h
      Duncan, Ashley, 200a, 150a, 32a, 60a Trammel, 1w, 7h
      Duncan, Emrey, 1w, 4h
1843: Duncan, J. R., 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Riley, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Oliver, 140a Middle, 1w, 4h
      Duncan, Alfred, 1w, 1h, 1b
      Duncan, Alfred son to Ashley, 1w, 0h
      Duncan, Ashley, 440a, 1w, 5h
      Duncan, Robertson, 1w, 1h
1844: Duncan, Oliver, 148a, 1w, 5h
      Duncan, Alfred, 1w, 1h, 1b
      Duncan, Alfred, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Benjamin, 50a M.F.D. Creek, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Ashley, 442a Big Trammel, 1w, 6h
      Duncan, Robertson, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, James R., 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Emory, 1w, 3h
1845: Duncan, Ashley, 460a Big Trammel, 1w, 5h
      Duncan, Robinson, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Alfred, 1w, 0h
      Duncan, Oliver, 148a M.F.D. Creek, 1w, 5h
            SECOND LIST
      Duncan, James R., 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Emory, 1w, 2h
1846: Duncan, Robert, 1w, 2h
      Duncan, Alfred, 1w, 4h
      Duncan, Oliver, 140a Middle Fork, 1w, 5h
      Duncan, Rebecca, 460a (no watercourse), 0w, 7h
      Duncan, E. F., 1w, 0h
1847: Duncan, Oliver D., 1w, 4h, 148a Middle Fork
      Duncan, Emory F., 1w, 0h
      Duncan, Alfred, 1w, 5h, 160a
      Duncan, Robert, 1w, 2h, 160a
      Duncan, Alfred, guardian for Calvin Duncan, 160a, 0w, 1h
      Duncan, Rebecca, 0w, 2h


"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.II (from John A. Duncan 4/1995, and FHL film 1,463,600, appendix pages)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.508, Company B, 52nd KY Volunteer Mounted Infantry: Robert Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 21, 1863; mustered in Oct. 16, 1863, at Scottsville, [Allen Co.] KY, for 1 year; mustered out Jan. 17, 1865, at Bowling Green, KY.

Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, Robert; B 52 KY Inf.; 1880 Jan. 5, Invalid Appl. #339067, no cert. (MAD: mustered in at Scottsville, Allen Co. KY)

"Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands" by Andrew B. Booth, 1920, Vol.2, B-G (FHL film 1,305,384 and 1,685,400; also from Evelyn Sigler 3/1985, and pgs.712-714 from Florence Dyess 1987 & 1990)
      Duncan, Emery Fleet, Pvt. Co. G. 1st LA Cav. Appears on List of Prisoners of War, Captured at Lexington, KY, Nov. 17, 1862. Forwd. to Louisville, KY, Nov. 18, 1862. Sent from Louisville, KY, to Vicksburg, MS, via Cairo, IL, for exchange on Str. Mary Crane, Nov. 29, 1862. Exchanged Dec. 22, 1863. (MAD: see Allen Co. KY)

HISTORIES before 1923

1886-1887 "KY, a History of the State" 3rd Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt, and Evelyn Sigler 1982 and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
      Pg.34 (pg.753), Allen Co. WILLIAM HENRY READ was born in Barren Co. ... July 10, 1841. His father, Samuel J. Read, Sr., was a native of VA, born in Culpeper Co. April 24, 1808, and when three years of age came to KY with his parents; married in 1830 to Eliza Jane, dau. of Thompson C. Berry. ... Mr. [Samuel J.] Read is now 77 years of age; he is a son of Theophilus Read, who was a Virginian by birth, and of Scotch parentage; he married Margaret Duncan, in 1797, and 14 years later removed to Barren (now Allen) Co. KY and located on Bay's Fork Creek, on the farm now occupied by his descendants; he was born February 21, 1775; his death occurred in Bourbon Co. KY October 3, 1821. His widow, Margaret (Duncan) Read -- who was a direct descendant of Winiford Favier, a French nobleman of distinction -- died February 14, 1856, aged 81 years. ...
      Pg.43 (pg.762), Allen Co. JOHN L. WILLIAMS, born in Allen Co. KY on 22 July 1856, a farmer and son of a farmer; his father was James Franklin Williams, who is also a native KY, born in 1824, married 3 times. (MAD: mother of John L. Williams was Martha E. Briley, the second wife). John L. Williams at age of 24 married Luella Duncan, dau. of Sanford and Kittie A. Duncan, of Allen Co.; she was born April 19, 1860, and their marriage took place in 1880. She died April 16, 1882; her only son, Robert R., died Feb. 11, 1882, in infancy.
      Pg.233-4 (pg.698-9), Simpson Co. EDMOND D.F. READ was born in Allen Co. KY Aug. 31, 1813, and is the 7th in a family of 9 children born to Theophilus and Margaret (Duncan) Read, both of whom were natives of VA and of Scotch-English descent. Theophilus Read was educated and married in his native State, where for several years he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1812 he removed with his wife and family to Allen Co. KY, then almost an unbroken wilderness. Here he bought wild land and subsequently improved a farm upon which he resided until his death, which occurred in October, 1825, in his 51st year. ... he died at his sister's near Paris [Bourbon Co.], KY, while absent from home buying goods. For several years he was a captain in the State militia, and he and his wife were from early life members of the Baptist Church. The death of Mrs. Margaret Read occurred February 13, 1856, in her 81st year. Edmund D.F. Read ... to Allen Co. KY.

1878 "The Biographical encyclopaedia of Kentucky of the dead and living men of the nineteenth century" pub. by J.M. Armstrong (from Evelyn Sigler 11/1984; and FHL book 976.9 D3b)
      Pg.692: Hon. James R. Duncan, M.D., physician and surgeon, born Nov. 1, 1815 in Logan Co. KY. Parents were natives of Culpeper Co. VA. Father was farmer in Logan Co. since 1824 and is now 93 years old. His mother died Aug. 4, 1824. Graduated from Transylvania Univ. 1850, was a surgeon in Union Army, 1863 State Senator from 13th Dist. From May 1864 and three following years traveled in CA, OR, WA Territory, Idaho, Montana, returned to KY; a Missionary Baptist, Mason; married May 8, 1845 Catherine Dunn of Allen Co. KY. She died Oct. 15, 1855; he m. (2) Sept. 19, 1871 Elizabeth Harris of Simpson Co. KY. His only child, daughter by first marriage, is the wife of D.H. Roark, now residing in KS.

1883 "The History of Jasper County, Missouri : including a condensed history of the state, a complete history of Carthage and Joplin, other towns and townships" ed. by F.A. North (FHL book 977.872 H2h V.1)
      Pg.994; Preston Township: EMORY F. DUNCAN was the son of Henry Duncan, who was one of the very first settlers of Missouri, and was born in Allen Co. KY, Feb. 14, 1801, and came to Howard Co. MO in 1823. He was married to Edna Morgan in 1829, who was born in Virginia and raised in Missouri. Our subject was reared on a farm until nineteen years of age, and then learned the cabinet-making business. After that he went to New Mexico in 1855, and drove a team of six mules .... He returned to Missouri in 1856, and was married to Charity Hunt, who was born in Ray Co. MO, Oct. 18, 1838. By this union they had six children; three are living: Allie V., who married Thos. Brady in 1876; their post-office is Newport, Mo.; Amanda E., and Jessie H. Mrs. Duncan died May 1, 1872. Mr. Duncan moved to Texas, and remained there three years. He was then married to Mrs. Mary Jenkins, a widow, of Dallas, Texas, Aug. 30, 1874, who was born Oct. 15, 1849. Her husband, R.H. Jenkins, was all through the war, and at its close was killed, supposed to have been murdered. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan moved to Kansas in 1876; then to Jasper Co. MO; from there he moved to Pittsburgh, Kan., ... He came to Jasper MO in 1878. .... Himself and wife are members of the M.E. Church ....

1888 "History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald Cos. MO" by Goodspeed (FHL book 977.87 H2hn)
      Lawrence County. Pg.974: RICHARD THOMAS REED, stockman and farmer, was born in Allen Co. KY, April 25, 1835, and moved to Missouri in 1854. He first located in Jasper County, but at a later period, the same year, came to Lawrence County. He is a son of Richard and Frances (Duncan) Read, and grandson of Robert and Nancy (Browning) Read. They were all born in Virginia, the father being a native of Culpeper County, and a farmer and mill-wright by trade. The grandfather was also a mill-wright and farmer. Richard T. Reed, our subject, was married to Virginia Morris, who was born in Allen County, Ky., October 31, 1842, and by her is the father of the following family: James Henry, Nancy Sarah, Donna Arabelle, Isadora, Mason Theopolis, Charles Sanders (no comma) Ludia Martin, Ida Alice and Abbie Louella. The family are members of the Baptist Church.

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.776: Harvey Co., Newton. J.R. DUNCAN, M.D., was born in Logan County, Ky., six miles south of Russellville, November 1, 1815. In the spring of 1836 he came to Jackson County, Mo., remaining until the spring of 1840, and coming into Kansas in 1837 (MAD: dates as given), with the Missouri State Volunteers to drive the Osages from the western border of Missouri; while in Missouri he read medicine about one year in Glasgow and then returned to Kentucky to complete his medical education. He studied with Dr. A.S. Walker, of Scottville, Allen Co., Ky., and graduated from the medical department of the Transylvania University at Lexington, Ky. In January, 1845, he commenced practice at Jimtown, Monroe Co., Ky., where he remained until the fall of 1861, when he entered the army as a surgeon in the Ninth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, United States Army. He resigned his commission in February, 1862, and was subsequently with the Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry, Fifth Indiana Cavalry, Thirteenth Kentucky Infantry, and Thirty-seventh Kentucky Mounted Infantry. He was mustered out December 29, 1864, and remained at Louisville until June 2, 1865. In August, 1863, he was elected State Senator from the Thirteenth Senatorial District, composed of Allen, Simpson and Monroe counties, having had assurances from the Secretary of War that he should be granted leave of absence to attend the sessions of the Legislature. He went to San Francisco June 2, 1864, and spent the three succeeding years west of the Rocky Mountains, but did not permanently locate anywhere. In April, 1868, he returned to Franklin, Simpson Co., Ky., and engaged in active practice until he came came (MAD: sic) to Newton in May, 1880. He was married in Allen County, Ky., May 8, 1845, to Catharine Dunn, a native of that county. Mrs. Duncan died October 15, 1855, leaving one child - Margaret Elizabeth, now Mrs. D.H. Roark, a resident of Harper County, Kan. He was married September 19, 1871, in Simpson County, Ky., to Elizabeth Harris, his present wife, a native of Simpson County, Ky. Dr. Duncan is Chairman of the Board of Examining Surgeons for Pensioners, Harvey County, Kan., a member of the Baptist Church, and also of the order of A.F. & A.M., Blue Lodge, Chapter Council and Commandery.


The probate records have been extracted and published: "Allen Co. KY Wills and Settlements 1815-1902" by Mary Moltenberry Rabold and Elizabeth Moltenberry Price (FHL book 976.973 S2a)


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