Duncans in Carter Co. KY


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

Last revised November 13, 2015

Formed 1838 from Greenup, Lawrence
Boyd formed 1860 from Carter, Lawrence, Greenup
Elliott formed 1869 from Carter, Lawrence, Morgan


1840 Carter Co. KY Census
Pg.246  Joseph Duncan       0010,101      - 0021,1001
          (MAD: 1830 Greenup Co. KY census)
   255  Leroy? Duncan       0001,1010,01  - 0111,0010,1
          (MAD: 1830 Greenup Co. KY census)

1850 Carter Co. KY Census (and from Pat Hahn)
District 2
Pg.218, #59, Thomas T. HORD 54 KY farmer $5000
                  Clarinda 44 KY
                  Mildred 20, Moses 18, Sarah 8 KY
                  Alamander DUNCAN 73 VA blacksmith
                  (MAD: 1820 Greenup Co. KY census)
Pg.219, #65, Leroy DUNCAN 71 VA farmer $600
                  Hagga (f) 72 VA
                  Losson (m) 36 VA
                  Phebe JAMES (f) 14 KY
                  Phila A. RICHARDS (f) 4 KY
Pg.219, #66, Eli DUNCAN 43 VA farmer
                  Jalia (f) 43 VA
                  James 18, Isaac 17, Rebecca 16 KY
                  Louis (m) 15, Robert 14 KY
                  Parthena 6, William 3 KY
                  (MAD: 1830 Greenup Co. KY census; ? Louis in 1860 Sacramento Co. CA)
Pg.220, #75, Edward R. DUNCAN 27 KY blacksmith
                  Mary 21 KY
                  Lafayette 3, Rosilla (f) 1 KY
                  Patterson WILBURN 30 VA farmer $600
Pg.244, #385, Allen DUNCAN 29 KY carpenter $300
                  Nancy 22 KY
                  William 2, Mary 1 KY
                  Elizabeth ROBISON 11 KY
                  (MAD: Allen Duncan mar. Nancy W. Dawson 2/23/1847; see Lawrence Co. KY deed D-601)
Pg.246, #420, Marshall DUNCAN 55 VA (blank) $970
                  Martha 31 KY
                  Urial 7, Amanda 6, Naomi 4 KY
                  Anne 2, James 1 KY
                  (MAD: Marshall Duncan mar. Martha Horsley 7/4/1840 Greenup Co. KY)
District 1
Pg.272, #328, Lewis DUNCAN 24 KY laborer
                  Elizabeth 21 KY
                  John 1 KY
                  (MAD: mar. Elizabeth Gullett 11/15/1847 Greenup Co. KY)

1860 Carter Co. KY Census (some from Pat Hahn 2/1985)
Pg.189, #329-276, Eli DUNCAN 53 VA farmer $1500-$500
                  Jale (f) 53 VA h.work
                  Isaac 27 KY farm hand $0-$202
                  Lewis 25 KY farm hand
                  Rob (m) 24 KY farm hand $700-$10
                  Pathina (f) 16 KY spinner
                  Wm. L/S. 12, Lucretia 7 KY
                  Anders. BLESSING (m) 27 VA day laborer $0-$8
Pg.189, #---, Andrew ZORNES 43 KY farmer $300-$300
                  Martha 39 KY
                  Sanders 19, Sam 18, Allen 12 KY
                  Edward 10, Margaret 8 KY
                  Rebecca 4, James 2 KY
Pg.195, #367-310, A.R. DUNCAN (m) 37 KY farmer $0-$75
                  Mary 29 KY hous work
                  Lafayette 13, Harriet 9 KY
                  Martha A. 7, Peter L. 4 KY
                  Silas O/C?. 3, Chas. S. 1 KY
                  Jeremiah T.R. 1/12 KY
                  (MAD: Edward R. Duncan, in 1870 Lewis Co. KY census)
Mt. Pleasant
Pg.199, #389-332, Mar. DUNCAN 66 VA farmer $1000-$1000
                  Martha 49 KY house work
                  Uriah (Urial?) 17 KY farm hand
                  Amanda 16 KY spinner
                  Naomy 12, Agnes 10 KY
                  James 9, Minerva 7 KY
Pg.200, #395-337, Lawson W. DUNCAN 44 VA farmer $0-$0
                  Mary F. 19 KY
                  Levina S. 2, George W. 1 KY
Pg.200, #396-338, Leroy DUNCAN 81 VA farmer $1000-$1000 (alone)
                  (MAD: 1860 Mortality Schedule shows Agnes Duncan, age 82, b. VA, d. Sept. of Dropsy)
Star Furnace
Pg.237, #678-600, James DUNCAN 44 VA engineer $0-$0
                  Mary A. 42 NY house work
                  Fidelity (f) 17 KY weaver
                  Charles E. 15 KY day hand
                  William E. 13, Martha E. 8 KY
                  Mary C. 4, Nancy R. 1 KY
                  (MAD: 1850 Kenton Co. KY, she and children in 1870 Kenton Co. KY census)
Pg.252, #790-712, Garret BALOW 35 VA farmer $0-$0
                  Jane 30 KY house hand
                  James DUNCAN 7, Sarah 7 KY (not surname Balow)
Pg.261, #859-775, Allen DUNCAN 40 KY carpenter $800-$500
                  Nancy 36 KY house hand
                  Mary A. 11, Albert 9 KY
                  George W. 7, Julia 6 KY
                  Mildred F. 4, Thomas H. 2 KY
                  Susan 2/12 KY
Pg.267, #903-813, Hugh KEISER 28 VA day laborer $0-$100
                  Lavisa 23 VA house hand
                  Charles 10, Noah 5 KY
                  Vina 3, Nancy 1 KY
                  Alamander DUNCAN 84 VA B.smith
Mt. Savage
Pg.280, #993-901, Lewis DUNKIN 34 KY teamster $0-$0
                  Elizabeth 33 KY house keeper
                  John 11, Mary A. 8, Eliza I/J. 6 KY
                  George 4, Susan 2/12 KY
                  Jane GULLET (f) 41 VA house hand

1870 Carter Co. KY Census (pg.122 also from Kathy Cawley 2/2002)
Precinct 1, P.O. Grayson
Pg.82, #16-16, DUNCAN, Allen 50 KY (white) carpenter $450-$249
                  Nancy 43 KY keeping house
                  Albert 18, George 17 KY farmers
                  Julia (f) 15, Hillard (m) 13 KY at home
                  Thomas 12 KY at home
                  Susan 9 KY
                  James 1 KY
Pg.85, #48-47, DUNCAN, Lawson 56 VA (white) farmer $1200-$100
                  Mary 29 KY keeping house
                  Levanie (f) 12, George 11 KY at home
                  Edward 8, Floride (f) 6, Jefferson 2 KY
Pg.86, #60-59, DUNCAN, Marshall 77 VA farmer $1000-$200
                  Martha 51 KY keeping house
                  Neoma (f) 22, Agnes 21 KY at home
                  James 19 KY farmer
                  Hanna (f) 17 KY at home
                  Zarns, Thos. 3 KY (Zarns not listed as surname)
Pg.95, #177-173, BELLOW, Garrard (m) 53 KY (white) farmer $0-$660
                  Mary 53 VA (blank)
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 16 KY (white) at home
Precinct 2, P.O. Grayson
Pg.101, #30-29, DUNCAN, Isaac 37 KY (white) farmer $400-$250
                  Elizabeth 27 KY keeping house
                  Ida 7, Amelia 5 KY
                  Robert 4, Lilly 2 KY
                  James 9/12 KY b.Sept.
Pg.101, #31-30, DUNCAN, Eli 63 VA farmer $500-$400
                  Jaal (f) 63 KY keeping house
                  Lewis 35 KY farm laborer
                  Robert 34, William 22 KY farmer
                  Navina? (Narina?) (f) 22 KY at home
                  Alice 17 KY at home
                  Celia (f) 4, William 2 KY
                  James 4/12 KY b.Feb.
Precinct 3, P.O. Grayson
Pg.122, #79-73, DUNCAN, John 55 VA (white) farmer $0-$0
                  Leah (f) 51 NC keeping house
                  Mary (f) 17 VA ("farmer" crossed out)
                  Thomas 13 VA at home
                  Charles 11 VA at home
                  Martha 6 VA
                  George 4 KY
                  (MAD: 1860 Floyd Co. KY census)
Pg.123, #90-83, DUNCAN, Joseph 23 VA (white) farmer $0-$285
                  Louisa 20 KY keeping house
                  John 9/12 KY b.Sept.
Precinct 8, P.O. Grayson
Pg.180, #107-100, DUNCAN, Lewis 45 KY (white) teamster $0-$600
                  Elizabeth 40 KY keeping house
                  John 21 KY keeping furnace
                  Mary 17, Eliza 16 KY at home
                  George 14, Susan 10 KY at home
                  William 5 KY
Pg.182, #139-128, LONG, George 49 KY (white) teamster $0-$1200
                  Margret 36 VA keeping house
                  Josephine 11 KY at home
                  William 9, Ida 7, Catharine 5, Ellen 3 KY
                  Jennie 1/12 KY b.May
                  ARTIST, James 27 KY teamster
                  DUNCAN, Caleb 24 KY (white) minor

1900 Carter Co. KY Census (partial; from Daryl L. Duncan to Tammy Mays to MAD 3/1999)
Dist. 4 (above Charles name is 11-1, by HEAD it has 9C.)
11-1, DUNCAN, Charles, W M, May 1858, 42, Married 19 years, VA VA NC
                  Elmira, F F, Mar 1860, 40, Married 19, 9 ch. born, 9 living, KY KY KY
                  Roy, W M, Dec 1881, 18, (all single) KY VA KY
                  Benton, W M, Feb 1884, 16, KY VA KY
                  Cora, W F, Apr 1886, 14, KY VA KY
                  Etna, W F, May 1888, 12, KY VA KY
                  Willie E., W M, Aug 1890, 9, KY VA KY
                  Sarah J., W F, Sept 1892, 7, KY VA KY
                  Lottie, W F, Apr 1895, 5 KY VA KY
                  Howard, W M, ? 1897, 2 KY VA KY
                  Bertha, W F, Apr 1900, 1/12 KY VA KY


Carter Co. KY Will Book 1, 1835-1886 (FHL film 344,018)
      Poor condition, no index.
      Pg. 57: Allen Duncan, admr. of Nathaniel Dawson est., guardian for James, Harrel, Elizabeth and Larken Dawson, 10 Jan. 1853.
      No Duncans (page by page)

Carter Co. KY Original Will (from Phyllis Waddell 11/1995; copy & permission to share given her by Dan Johnson of Portsmouth, OH who found the will in a metal box on the top shelf at the courthouse in Carter Co. KY; MAD's extract)
      File Box marked "Wills 1926-27-28" Proved 10 Jan. 1870.
      I, Leroy Duncan, do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
      1st. I desire that all the perishable part of my estate be immediately sold after my decease and out of the moneys arising therefrom all my just debts and funeral expenses be apid. Should the perishable part of my property prove insufficient for the above purposes then I desire that my executor hereafter named may sell any part of my real estate that he may choose and out of the moneys arising therefrom pay and satisfy such of my just debts as shall remain unpaid out of the perishable part of my estate.
      2ndly. After the payment of debts and funeral expenses I give my wife Aggay Duncan one third part of my estate both real and personal for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease I give the same to my children hereinafter mentioned, to wit,
      3rdly. I give to my grandson Lemuel Clark the son and only heir of my daughter Lavina Clark decd. who intermarried with Daniel Clark, one dollar to him the said Lemuel Clark and his heirs forever.
      4thly. I give to my daughter Lucinda Zorns who intermarried with Martin Zorns one dollar to her and her heirs forever.
      5thly. I give to my daughter Narcissa James who intermarried with Basel James one dollar to her and her heirs forever.
      6thly. I give to my son Ely Duncan one dollar to him and his heirs forever.
      7th. I give to my son Isaac Duncan one dollar to him and his heirs forever.
      8th. I give to my granddaughter Biola Richards the daughter and only heir of Lucretia Ann Richards deceased who intermarried with Robert Richards one dollar to her and her heirs.
      9th. I give to my daughter Riceroah Carnifax who intermarried with C. Carnifax one dollar to her and her heirs.
      10th. I give to my son William T. Duncan one dollar to him and his heirs forever.
      11th. I give to my son Edward Roy Duncan one dollar to him and his heirs fosrever.
      12th. I give to my son Lawson W. Duncan all the ballance of my estate both personal and real that may be left after the above named amounts are paid out and not otherwise disposed of. I further give to the said Lawson W. Duncan all of my personal and real estate that may be laid off and set apart for my wife Aggay Duncan after her decease be the same what it may from one dollar to ten thousand dollars more or less to him and his heirs forever.
      And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Lawson W. Duncan executor of my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 12th day of June 1854. /s/ Leroy Duncan.
      Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named Leroy Duncan in the presance of E.P. Davis.
      (MAD: another handwriting) L- says Allen Duncan. Proved 10 Jan. 1870. Carter Co. KY. Will located in File Box marked "Wills 1926-27-28"


Carter Co. KY Deed Index 1838-1911 (FHL film 344,054)
      A-138, 1841, Joseph Duncan to Allen Duncan
      A-402, 1845, Jeff Evans to Duncan, Marshal & Kibby (sic)
      B-210, 1849, Robt. G. Carter to Allen Duncan
      B-262, 1848, Robt. G. Carter to Allen Duncan
      C-142, 1866, James D. Biggs to E.R. Duncan
      6-593, 1855, Gorham Parks to Eli Duncan
      7-310, 1858, Martin Zorns to Edward R. Duncan
      7-516, 1859, Allen Duncan & others by Comr. to Reece D. Garton
      7-637, 1862, Lewis Duncan discharged as soldier
      8-138, 1862, Abram Anglin to Allen Duncan
      8-139, 1862, Allen Duncan to Owen Anglin
      8-178, 1862, Abram Anglin to Allen Duncan
      8-179, 1862, Allen Duncan to Abram Anblin

Carter Co. KY Deeds (SLC 9/9/1993 and 9/22/2012)
   Vols. A-B 1838-1852 (no indexes within deed books) (FHL film 344,056)
      A-138: 6 May 1841, Joseph Duncan Jr. of Carter Co. KY to Allen Duncan of same, Joseph owes Allen $125 now due by note 10 April 1841, in order to secure payment, mortgage personal property, incl. grey mare and colt 1 year old, cattle, hogs, 2 beds & bedding, one clock, kitchen furniture, etc. No wit. (FHL film 344,056)
      A-402: 9 June 1845, Jeff Eveans, Commissioner, to Jacob Kibby and Marshall Duncan of Carter Co., by decree of Circuit Court Oct. 1843, in suit of said Kibby, Duncan and Thomas T. Hord vs. William Biggs, exec. of John M. McConnel decd and heirs of Gustavis R.A. Brown; the heirs of said Brown to make a deed to Kibby and Duncan by the next court; they did not, now the May 1845 court appointed the commissioner to make the deed to 400 acres on the waters of Tygret's Creek where Duncan and Kibby reside, being part of patent to Alexander Brown's heirs of 16,000 acres, commencing at the narrows below the falls on the east side of Tigret, on Tigret Creek. (FHL film 344,056)
      B-210: 19 Sept. 1849, Robert G. Carter and wife Sophia to Allen Duncan, all Carter Co. KY, for $1 and other valuable consideration, pursuant to title bond 10 Aug. 1847, deed two town lots in town of Greyson, Carter Co. KY, known as lots 64 and 65, each 50 feet front by 132 feet deep. No wit. (FHL film 344,056)
      B-262: 13 Dec. 1848, Robert G. Carter in trust to Allen Duncan, for a good consideration, 179 acres land on SE corner of 50 acres sold to S.N. Goble, George Marten's SE corner, for the sole benefit of Lousa Beckwith, the wife of Arthur C. Beckwith and her children now in being or hereafter begotten, for the life of Arthur C. Beckwith, and then to said Lousa and her children by said Beckwith, reserving the iron ore and coal to Carter. /s/ Robert G. Carter, Sophia Carter. (FHL film 344,056)
   Vol.6, 1852-1865 (FHL film 344,057)
      6-593/595: 11 Dec. 1855, Gorham Parks and wife Mary Ann Parks of Yonkers, NY, to Eli Duncan of Carter Co. KY for $1.50 paid and $111 to be paid, amounting in the whole to $112.50, sell tract of land in Carter Co. KY on waters of Tiggir? (Tiggirs?) creek, on a branch of the Morison Cave branch, containing 225 acres more or less, being part of the tract known as division No.21 in a large tract of 80,400? acres granted by Governor of VA to Richard Graham by patent 1 Jan?. 1787, which Graham conveyed with other lands to Robert Morris, John Nicholson and James Greenleaf 5 Aug. 1787 and now of record in Greenup Co. KY Book H, pg.485? ..., warrant title except so far as grantors hereby reserved, ... notes of even date, $56 payable in one year with interest and the other for $55 payable in 2 years with interest. /s/ Gorham Parks, Mary A. Parks. Wit. Rufus Parks, T.F. Jordon. They appeared before John Bissell, Commisioner of State, City & County of New York, Dec. ?25? 1855. Recorded 23 May 1856. (FHL film 344,057; SLC 9/22/2012)
   Vol.7, 1856-1861 (no index) (FHL film 344,058)
      7-310: 28 July 1858, Edward Duncan and wife Mary Duncan late Mary Zorns to Martin Jorns, all Carter Co. KY, for $80 paid, sell our interest in all of the lands that belonged to Andrew Zorns decd. estate they hold as heirs of said Andrew Zorns decd, in Carter Co. KY on Buffalo Fork of Tygerts Creek and deeded to said Andrey Zorns Decd. and as said land is not laid off and divided to each heir, the intention of this deed is to convey all our interest as heirs of said Andrew Zorns decd. to said land when the same is divided ... and authorize the commissioners to convey our interest to party of second part as he entitled to same, warrant title. /s/ E.R. Duncan, Mary C. (X) Duncan. They appeared 28 July 1858 before E.P. Davis, Clerk of County Court, and Mary Duncan relinquished her right of dower. Recorded 20 Oct. 1858. (FHL film 344,058; SLC 9/22/2012)
      7-516 to 518: 9 April 1859, Allen Duncan, Nancy Duncan his wife, S.M. Goble, Emily Goble his wife, W.R. Blankenship & Amanda his wife, Wm. Bruce & Mary his wife, Eliza. B. Paul & C. Paul her husband, William Scott & Harriett his wife, Larkin Dawson, James Dawson, Elizabeth Dawson, Olive Dawson, A.J. Dawson, H.C. Dawson and W. Bowling, Commissioner, parties of 1st part, to Reece D. Horton of 2nd part, for $60 and by virtue of a decree of the Carter Circuit Court, in the action of said party of 2nd Part, Plaintiff, and the parties of the 1st Part, Defendants, directing said Wm. Bowling to convey by deed the land in said suit mentioned; Parties of 1st Part sell to party of 2nd part land (acres not given) on the Mauk(?) Cabin Branch, where Graham's southwest line crosses the branch, to the dividing ridge between the branch and the waters south of the same, ... then with another of said Graham's lines; all names /s/ by Wm. Bowling commrs. Examined and approved by Circuit Judge, April 1859, ordered recorded. (FHL film 344,058; from Roy Hall)
      7-637: 20 June 1862, That (blank) Duncan, a private of Captain Walcott's Company (C) 20th Regiment of KY Foot Vols. who was enrolled on 25 Sept. 1861 to serve 3 years, is hereby discharged 20 June 1862 at Lewisville KY by reason of surgeon's certificate of disability. Said Lewis Duncan was born in Greenup Co. KY, is 26 years of age, 6 feet 3/4 inches high, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair and by occupation when enrolled a laborer, given at Lewisville KY 20 June 1862, /s/ R.S. Granger, Maj. 5 Inft. Comdy. 17 March 1864, Lewis Duncan appeared before Phillip B. Hord, J.P. Carter Co., declares he was the identical Lewis Duncan who was a private in Company commanded by Capt. Walcott in Reg. 20th foot Vol. commanded by Sanders Bruse, that he enlisted 25 Sept. 1861 for 3 years and was discharged at Lewisville, KY, on 20 June 1862 by reason of surgeon's certificate of disability, /s/ Phillip B. Hord, J.P. Carter Co. Certificate for Phillip B. Hord 25 March 1864 by Elias P. Davis, Clerk of Carter Co. court. Recorded 18 Dec. 1864. (FHL film 344,058; SLC 9/22/2012)
   Vols. 8-9 1859-1867 (FHL film 344,059)
      8-138: 1 Jan. 1862, Abram Anglin to Allen Duncan, for $800 paid, sell parcel of land on Little Sandy & its waters, beg. on the bank of Little Sandy, ... to the middle of the narrows to main Sandy River, (acreage not given), and appurtenances, warrant title, and personal property for $225, $160, $20, $20. /s/ Abram Anglin. He ack. deed before Elias P. Davis, Clerk of Carter Co. KY Court, and recorded 1 Jan. 1862. (FHL film 344,059)
      8-139/140: 8 Jan. 1862, Allen Duncan and wife Nancy to Orena Anglin, for $850 paid, sell tract of land on Little Sandy and its waters, beg. on bank of Little Sandy River ... (same land as 8-138), warrant title, and personal property for sum of $450 paid. /s/ Allen Duncan, Nancy (X) Duncan. They appeared before Elias P. Davis, Clerk of Carter Co. KY court, and Nancy Duncan relinquished her right of dower, 8 Jan. 1862. (FHL film 344,059)
      8-178/179: 1 March 1862, Abram Anglin and wife Orena Anglin to Allen Duncan, all Carter Co. KY, for $850 paid, sell tract of land in Carter Co. KY on Little Sandy River andits waters, beg. on the bank of the Little Sandy River (same land as 8-138), and personal property for sum of $450 paid. /s/ Orena Anglin, Abram Anglin. They appeared before Richard D. Davis, Deputy for Elias P. Davis, Clerk of Carter Co. KY Court, and Orlena Anglin relinquished her right of dower, 1 March 1862. (FHL film 344,059)
      8-179/180: 13 March 1862, Allen Duncan and wife Nancy to Abram Anglin, for $850 paid, sell tract of land on Little Sandy and its waters, beg. on bank of Little Sandy River adj. cross-fence by the graveyard, top of a hill, old road, old original line, middle of the narrows at Main Sandy River (no acres given), and personal property, to wit, 3 horses for $225, and 20 head of stock cattle for $160 and 20 head of hogs for $20 and 20 sheep for $20 for sum of $450 paid. /s/ Allen Duncan, Nancy (X) Duncan. They appeared before Elias P. Davis, Clerk of Carter Co. KY court, and Nancy Duncan relinquished her right of dower, 13 March 1862. (FHL film 344,059; SLC 1/7/1997 and 9/22/2010 pg.179)
      G-474: 13 March 1876, James Duncan of Carter Co. and Manerva Coburn and Thompson Coburn of same, to Samuel S. "Duzan" and "Amda Duzan", $1000 and in pursuance to a bond from Jas. M. Duncan for his interest dated 4 Jan. 1875, sell all their interest in land on waters of Tygarts Creek, adj. on N. by Jacob Kibbys heirs & Elijah Forgerson, on S. by Amanda Duzan, on E. by Allen Huffman, & on W. by Elijah Fergerson &c, known as the old Marshall Ducan home farm, 250 acres except out of the interest of James Duncan's 8 acres adj. Uriah Duncan's line; /s/ Thompson B. (x) Coburn, James H. Duncan, Manirva Coburn. (FHL film 1,759,318)

Carter Co. KY Mortgage (from Phyllis Waddell from her trip to KY; 11/1995)
      D-295: 12 Dec. 1870, John S. Cannifax for $100 by note this day due 12 months after date, convey to L.W. Duncan by mortgage, one sorrel horse ball face 6 years old last spring, 1 bay mare nine years old, one two horse wagon and rigging; if I pay said debt, this obligation to be void. Produced in court 12 Dec. 1870 for record.
      D-296: 12 Dec. 1870, L.W. Duncan transfer to John S. Cannafix the interest I have in a suit pending in Carter Circuit Court as Exec. of Leroy Duncan decd, against the estate of Calvin Cannifax and RiceRoy Cannafix to subject a tract of land in Carter Co. on the waters of Tygarts Creek to the payment of the purchase money; that said Cannifax prepaid and secured to be paid $250; now in consideration of this, in case Cannifax fails to make the money aforesaid out of the land, I mortgage a tract of land on the waters of Tygarts Creek in Carter Co. of about 80 acres where I now live to the said Cannifax; if I pay and satisfy that sum and in case the lands should not be subjected to the payment of said debt or recovery, this obligation is void. (Phyllis Waddell: Lawson Wheatley Duncan)


Carter Co. KY County Court Order Book and Minutes (no Vol.1 on film; Vol.2 on FHL film 344,016)
      Order book not indexed or paged
      Pg.1, 1st day Sept. 1854, (case of) Allen Duncan for use of George W. Crawford, against Robert Henderson; Pltf. notice deft. "Docketed by mistake and to be filed a way having been disposed of at a former term of this court."
      Pg.2, same date, Whitley Duncan appointed surveyor of road district #26 at foot of the hill this side of Friends or Everman's Creek and runs to Greenup Co. line.


Go to the Carter Co. KY Tax Records


Carter Co. KY Vital Statistics: Births, marriages, and deaths, 1852, 1853-55, 1857, 1859-1862 (FHL film 216,819)
      Lewis Duncan, son of Griffith Duncan and Rosanna Duncan, b. Russel Co., VA, aged 36 yrs, m, d, 10 June 1852.
      James R. Duncan, 25y, 5m, 3d, single, itinerant preacher, res. Swingle Creek, b. Greenup, Zigert Creek, son of Eli and Jale Duncan, d. Sept. 11, 1855.
      Simon Duncan, 5-11-2, b. Tigert Creek, d. Oct. 18, 1855, son of Marshal and Martha Pope.
      Isaac Duncan, 46 yrs, married, res. Tigert Creek, b. VA, son of L.R. and Agnes Duncan, d. 10/25/1856. ("list of deaths for 1856" filed May 1857)


The Carter Co. KY Genealogy Research Site, a USGenWeb Project, has a LOT of transcribed documents and other source material. (link from Wendy Ellen Rust 7/2011)


Fleming Co. KY documents (from Pat Hahn 2/1985)
      Marriage License 22 Sept. 1883 and certificate 25 Sept. 1883 for marriage of Silas O. Duncan to Nettie M. Mills; witness to mar. Eli Andrews and John Mills.
      Marriage Book page 2: 25 Sept. 1883, Silas O. Duncan, of Fleming Co. KY, age 26, 1st marriage, mechanic, b. Carter Co. KY, parents both b. Carter Co. KY, to marry Nettie M. Mills, of Fleming Co. KY, age 16, 1st marriage, b. Fleming Co. KY, father b. Fleming Co. KY, mother b. Nicholas Co. KY, to be married at residence of bride's father on 25 Sept. 1883.
      Marriage Bond of Silas O. Duncan and John F. Mills for marriage of Silas O. Duncan to Nettie M. Mills, 22 Sept. 1883.


JOSEPH DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-30389 (FHL film 970,864)
      Applied 29 Jan. 1836, age 83, in Greenup Co. KY; b. 1 Jan. 1752 in Fauquier Co. VA; age was recorded by his father; drafted Aug. 1776 under Capt. Joseph James of MD for 3 months; drafted 1777? (or 1780-81?) in Fauquier Co. VA under Capt. Benj. Harrison, Maj. ? Samuel Black, Col. Armisted Churchill, Gen. D. Muhlenburg, for 3 months; in 1806 moved to Scioto Co. OH; in 1810 to Greenup Co. KY; wit. Wm. Cers?; witnesses George W. Ward JP that Joseph age ca 86; statement of William Kearns, age 86, of Bath Co. KY, who knew Joseph Duncan of Carter Co. KY who lived in same neighborhood in Fauquier Co. VA, Joseph 5-6 years older. Deposition of Joseph Duncan, 30 June 1842, taken at Marshall Duncan's house, Carter Co. KY. See letter 18 Jan. 1839 re Joseph Duncan in file for Archibald Duncan, W-8679, Harrison Co. KY.
      Click here for a more extensive extract from the pension file.

Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, Marshall; SO 3776, SC 11038; BL 15725-160-12; Musician Capt. James C. Bell's Co. 28 US Inf., 6/6/1814 to 3/31/1815; Res. of soldier 1871, Carter Co. (PO Grayson) KY; maiden name of wife Martha Horsley m. July 6, 1840, Three Prong, Greenup Co. KY; Remarks: Soldiers discharge ctf. in brief.

Bounty Land Warrant Applications, War of 1812 - only a few are microfilmed; these consist of the stub of the warrant only in most cases, and are in order by warrant number.
      #15725; Warrant 28 March 1818 to Marshall Duncan, late a musician in the detachment commanded by Capt. Jos. C. Belt of 28 Regt. Inf., 160 acres land; located 11 April 1818 (illeg.) (FHL film 983,171; later warrants not on film)

"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.254, Company H, 27th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Grayson, [Carter Co.] KY: George W. Duncan, Sergeant, enr. Oct. 23, 1861; mustered in March 21, 1862 at Camp Underwood for 3 years; mustered out March 29, 1865 at Louisville, KY; promoted from Corporal to Sergeant Dec. 8, 1864.
      Pg.430, Company D, 40th KY Volunteer Mounted Infantry: William Duncan, Corporal, enr. July 25, 1863, mustered in Sept. 25, 1863 at Grayson, [Carter Co.] KY, for 1 year, mustered out Dec. 30, 1864 at Catlettsburg, KY.
      Pg.440, Company K, 40th KY Volunteer Mounted Infantry: Robert T. Duncan, Private, enr. Aug. 25, 1863; mustered in Sept. 29, 1863, at Grayson, [Carter Co.] KY, for 1 year; mustered out Dec. 30, 1864, at Catlettsburg, KY.
      Pg.440, Company K, 40th KY Volunteer Mounted Infantry: Lewis P. Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 23, 1863; mustered in Sept. 29, 1863, at Grayson, [Carter Co.] KY, for 1 year; mustered out Dec. 30, 1864, at Catlettsburg, 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, George W., widow Duncan, Martha J.; H 27 KY Inf.; 1883 Sept. 28, Invalid Appl. #496511, no cert., Kans.; 1891 May 2, Widow Appl. # 511715, Cert. #388856, MO; remarks XC2667000. (MAD: organized at Grayson, Carter Co. KY; 1880 Woodson Co. KS)
      Duncan, Robert T., widow Duncan, Sarah E.; K 40 KY Inf.; 1883 Oct. 11, Invalid Appl. #497409, Cert. #311766, KY; 1911 April 6, Widow Appl. #962250, Cert. #722789, KY. (MAD: 1850 Carter Co. KY census; mustered in at Grayson, Carter Co. KY; Carter Co. 1890)
      Duncan, William L., widow Duncan, Mary A.; Corp. D 40 KY Inf.; 1887 Feb. 28, Invalid Appl. #597620, Cert. #442954; 1919 Dec. 17, Widow Appl. #1150007, Cert. #885208, KY; remarks XC2700657. (MAD: Carter Co. KY 1850 census; mustered in at Grayson, Carter Co. KY; Carter Co. KY 1890)


Portsmouth Weekly Times, Friday, Nov 28, 1919, Portsmouth, OH (from Wendy Rust 12/28/2012)
      W. L. Duncan, a former resident of South Portsmouth who moved to Quincy, Ky., a month ago, died at his home there at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was ill only a few days with neuralgia and did not take to his bed until about noon Tuesday. At that time a decided change for the worse was noticed and he sent for his children to come to his bedside.
      Mr. Duncan was born in Carter county, Ky. He was 72 years of age February 22 last. Thirty two years ago he was married. His wife, Mary A. Duncan and seven children surviving.
      The children are Mrs. Albert Ramey of South Portsmouth, Minnie, Dora, Parthena and Naomi at home, Arthur at New Boston and Willard at home.
      Duncan was a retired singing teacher and had taught classes at Greenup, Grayson and other places. He had been retired for five years.
      The funeral will be held Thursday morning at Quncy with burial near Carter, Ky, in the family cemetery.
      MAD: Portsmouth, Scioto Co. OH; Quincy, Lewis Co. KY
      Wendy Rust: Brother of Lewis P. Duncan and son of Eli Q. Duncan and Jael Richards. also brief info on: <http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Duncan&GSiman=1&GScid=248343&GRid=94196592&>

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Vermilion [and Edgar] Cos. IL, containing ... portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county" pub. by Chapman Bros. (FHL book 977.365 D3p)
      Pg.731-2: REV. DAVID COAKE, farmer and preacher of the gospel, resident of Danville Twp, born in Carter Co. KY, Oct. 6, 1848 (much on Coake background not copied here), was in his 15th year when he accompanied his father and mother to this place. He married in 1875 Miss Ann Willim, a native of Carter Co. KY, daughter of Edward and Clara C. (Duncan) Willim. Of their happy wedded life one child has been born, Bertha. David Coake united with the Christian Church when 17 years of age and began preaching at 36. ....


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