Duncans in Hardin Co. KY


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

Last revised October 28, 2014

Formed 1792 from Nelson
Ohio formed 1798 from Hardin
Breckinridge formed 1799 from Hardin
Hart formed 1819 from Hardin, Barren, possibly Green
Meade formed 1823 from Hardin, Breckinridge
Larue formed 1843 from Hardin


1810 Hardin Co. KY Census
Pg.293  Duncan, Shadrach      30010       - 10010
   296  Duncan, Elisha        01110       - 00010

1820 Hardin Co. KY Census
Pg. 24  John Duncan           310010      - 30010
          (MAD: ? mar. Elizabeth Neff 7/27/1807 Mercer Co. KY;
            1810 Mercer Co. KY census; 1830 Parke Co. IN census;
            d. 1839 Platte Co. MO)
    28  Shadrick Duncan       230001      - 11000
          (MAD: mar. Elizabeth Williams 8/3/1803 Madison Co. KY)
    50  Elisha Duncan         000001      - 00001
    88  Elisha Duncan         000001      - 00001
          (MAD: ? 1827-1830 Warren Co. TN, widow Sarah;
            Elisha Duncan had wife Sarah in 1823 deed J-97)

1830 Hardin Co. KY Census
Pg.329  Johnson Duncan        0100,01     - 3100,1
   332  Nathl. I. Duncan      0210,01     - 0000,1
   334  Joseph Duncan         0001,001    - 1121,101
          (MAD: d. 1836; wife Mary)
   356  John Duncan           0000,1      - 2000,1
   358  Shadrack Duncan       0111,0001   - 2100,01
          (MAD: mar. Priscilla Keith 9/24/1820; d. 1835; wife Priscilla)
   363  John Duncan           2011,01     - 0211,01
   382  Howson H. Duncan      0010,01     - 1320,01
          (MAD: mar. Hannah Southern 12/16/1817 Mercer Co. KY)

1840 Hardin Co. KY Census
Pg. 18  Henderson Duncan      1100,01     - 1000,01
    28  John Duncan           0000,01     - 0120,0100,101
    29  James Duncan          1000,1      - 1000,1
          (MAD: from Oldham Co. KY, son of Moses)
    36  H.H. Duncan           0100,101    - 0113,001
        Nathaniel J. Duncan   1020,01     - 0100,01
    40  Mary Duncan           21          - 1011,1101
        Housen Duncan         0100,1      - 1000,1
    75  Mathew J. Duncan      2101,001    - 1032,001
          (MAD: widow Mary in 1860 Larue Co. KY census)
    81  Jarret W. Duncan      0000,1      - 1000,1
          (MAD: mar. Sarah Walters 12/3/1839)
        Charles Duncan        1000,01     - 0001
          (MAD: mar. Rachel E. Sultan 11/4/1837;
            1850 Larue Co. KY census)
    86  Pricilla Duncan       0001        - 0012,001
          (MAD: 1850 Clark Co. MO census)
    94  Thomas M. Duncan      0200,01     - 1100,1

1850 Hardin Co. KY Census (and from Patrick Duncan 8/1987)
Northern Dist.
Pg.312, #121, Thomas H. DUNCAN 42 KY merchant $3000
                  Lucretia 34 KY
                  Sally A. 12, Dewitt (m) 8 KY
                  Thomas 5, William M. 2 KY
                  (MAD: mar. Lucretia Beigler 2/21/1831) District 1, taken 10/7/1850
Pg.343, #544, John VITTITOE 56 KY farmer
                  Laura A. 18 KY
                  William C. DUNCAN 14 KY
                  William H. HAGEM 2 KY
                  (MAD: ? William E. Duncan in 1870 Hamilton Co. IN census)
Southern District
Pg.400, #214, John SKUS 48 KY
                  Elizabeth 29, Susannah 23, James 17 KY
                  Richard 8, Sarah A. 7 KY
                  Mary A. 5, Amanda 2 KY
Pg.400, #215, Susannah DUNCAN 54 KY farmer $1500
                  Lydia A. 28, Lucinda 26 KY
                  Susannah 16 KY
Pg.400, #216, William W.S. DUNCAN 31 KY farmer $300
                  Mehitabell E. (f) 28 KY
                  Jemima 8, Richard G. 7 KY
                  Joseph H. 4, Isaac T. 8/12 KY
                  (MAD: d. 1855 Monroe Co. MO, see deed M-509 there; ch. 1860 Grayson Co. KY census)
Pg.402, #231, William T. DUNCAN 35 KY farmer $500
                  Evaline S. 24 KY
                  Eliza S. (m) 2 KY
                  (MAD: ? Wm. T. should be age ca 25?; mar. Eveline Kerfoot 8/7/1844; son of Nathaniel J. Duncan; Will E-229 5/13/1852 of William "L." Duncan, proven 5/17/1852, named wife Eveline, ch. Eliza, Samuel, Horace, Blanton, wife now pregnant, father Nathaniel "P." Duncan, exec. father & George N. Kerfoot; from pg.120, "Hardin Co. KY Wills 1793-1866")
Pg.402, #232, James A. DUNCAN 23 KY farmer $700
                  Catharine 22 KY
                  Susan W. 1 KY
Pg.402, #236, Nathaniel J. DUNCAN 49 VA farmer $2100
                  Susan 49 KY
                  Eliza E. 16, Richard B. 9 KY
                  (MAD: Nathaniel Duncan mar. Susan Duncan 12/17/1823 Lincoln Co. KY, bondsman or father Moses Duncan)
Pg.402, #237, Housen DUNCAN 35 KY farmer $1500
                  Lucretia 31 KY
                  Lucretia E. 11, Joseph W. 9 KY
                  Mary E. 7, Charles L. 4 KY
                  Thomas 2, Robert 6/12 KY
                  Mary A. DUNCAN 64 VA
                  Mary A. 24 KY
                  (MAD: wife Lucretia Wortham; ?? mar. Grayson Co. KY where early records missing?)
Pg.427, #595, Johnson DUNCAN 53 KY farmer $1100
                  Elizabeth 33 KY
                  Louisa 22, Catharine 18 KY
                  Susan 16, Columbus C. 15 KY
                  William H. 12, Thomas W. 10 KY
                  Richard ARMSTRONG 8 KY
                  (MAD: Johnston Duncan mar. Patsy Stone 12/11/1819 Lincoln Co. KY; mar. Elizabeth Smith 1849 in Mercer Co. KY; Columbus C. Duncan mar. Martha Stergen 11/29/1856 Jefferson Co. IN, in 1870 Jackson Co. IN census)
Southern District 2, taken 10/5/1850
Pg.428, #598, James DUNCAN 37 KY farmer $1000
                  Sarah 36 KY
                  James F. 14, Mary F. 12 KY
                  George W. 10 KY
                  Martin 8, Moses 5 KY

1860 Hardin Co. KY Census
Pg.20, #157-154, Thomas H. DUNCAN 51 KY merchant $3500-2600
                  Lucretia 46 KY
                  Joseph D. 17, Thomas H. 15 KY
                  Wm. W. 12, John L. 9 KY
                  & others
Pg.104, #61-61, F.H. HUGHS (m) 29 KY farmer & miller $5000-$1000
                  Agness E. 28 KY
                  Joseph P. 9, John T. 5 KY
                  James M. 2 KY
                  Louisa DUNCAN 22 KY
                  Kendric WHITE 23 KY merchant 0-$800
                  James BELL 25 KY laborer
Pg.140, #326-320, John C. DORSEY 31 KY merchant $6700-$3450
                  Joshua D. 49 KY farmer
                  Mary E. 33 KY
                  James F. DUNCAN 23 KY laborer $60-$300
Pg.177, #600-578, J.P. DUNCAN (m) 23 KY tinner $300-$400
                  Margaret 19 KY
                  John H. 1 KY
Pg.178, #605-582, Garnett DUNCAN 21 KY farmer $2250-$800 mar.in year
                  Josephine 15 KY
                  Mary A. SERMONS 46 PA
                  Wm. 16 KY
                  Thomas BARRETT 17 IRE
                  James M. PRICE 25 GA farm laborer
Pg.178, #607-584, Henry DUNCAN 27 KY farmer $600-$150
                  Mary 25 IA
                  Allice E. 5, Coleman G. 3 KY
                  (MAD: 1870 Gibson Co. TN census)
Pg.225, #226-223, Housan DUNCAN 45 KY farmer $6000-$3000
                  Lucretia 41 KY
                  G.W. (m) 19 KY farmer
                  Mary E. 17, Charles L. 14 KY
                  Thos. 12, Robert 10, Clara 8 KY
                  Ketian? (f) 6, Samuel 2 KY
                  Z.B. BLAKELY (m) 19 KY
                  Mary DUNCAN 74 KY
Pg.244, #357-356, Johnson DUNCAN 62 VA farmer $1200-$800
                  Elizabeth 44 KY
                  Thomas 20, Richard A. (f) 12 KY
                  G?.F. (m. written over f.) 10 KY
                  Martha J. 8 KY
Pg.247, #378-377, Nathaniel J. DUNCAN 59 VA farmer $3300-$4200
                  Susan 60 VA
                  Richard (m) 19 KY
                  J.C. FYE (m) 18 KY
Pg.250, #401-396, Emaline DUNCAN (f) 34 KY farmer $0-0
                  Elsa S. (f) 15, Wm. 12 KY
                  H.B. (m) 7 KY
                  James A. KINROU? 19 KY
                  (MAD: Emaline or Evaline)
Pg.251, #405-399, James A. DUNCAN 33 KY farmer $6000-$4500
                  Catharine 32 KY
                  Simeon 12, John 10, George 6 KY
                  Emma 4, Susan 1 KY
                  M.T. ANDERSON (m) 22 OH Long School Teacher
                  W?.J?. DOUGHTERTY (m) 26 KY
Pg.253, #419-413, Ezsa WAND (m) 38 KY C.A/F. Preacher $1150-750
                  Mahetable (f) 18, Martha 16 KY
                  Thos. 13, Milton 10 KY
                  John Q. 7, Wm. E. 6, Ezsa (m) 1 KY
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 8, Mary L. 5 KY
                  Elizabeth J. DUNCAN 23 KY
                  W.H. GIVENS (m) 18 KY farm hand
Pg.316, #860-852, Martin PAYNE 45 KY farmer $0-$200
                  Elizabeth 55 KY -- $0-$200
                  Mary 17, Alexander 13, Stephen T. 11 KY
                  (MAD: Martin Payne mar. Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan 1/19/1860; 1850 Marion Co. KY census)

1870 Hardin Co. KY Census (many from Patrick Duncan 1987; pages in parens are probably handwritten page numbers sent by Patrick Duncan; page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers)
Howes Valley P.O., Allison Precinct, 10/10/1870
Pg.260 (25), #288-281, DUNCAN, E.M. (m) 35 KY farmer $1000
                  Sarah 23 KY
                  James G. 1 KY
E'town P.O.
Pg.341 (121), #271-286, YAGER, Charles W. 32 KY retail merchant $1000
                  Agnes 35 KY
                  Thomas 3 KY
                  BENNET, Samuel 17, Robert 14 KY
                  DUNCAN, Fox (m) 25 KY merchant
                  DUNCAN, Wallace (m) 22 KY clerk
Nolin P.O.
Pg.371 (158), #46-43, DUNCAN, James A. 45 KY dry goods merchant $5500-1000
                  Catherine A. 42 KY
                  Simeon W. 22 KY clerk
                  John R. 21 KY works in saddle shop
                  George M. 16, Emma E. 12 KY
                  Ann 10, Mary 2 KY
                  DAUGHERTY, Edward 10 KY
                  (MAD: 1880 Dallas Co. TX census)
Pg.371, #47-44, DUNCAN, Eveline 45 KY $4000
                  Samuel E. 23, Horace B. 19, Wm. G. 18 KY
                  2 black women, domestic servants
Nolan Precinct
Pg.374, #97-96, DENNY, Miles 27 KY (white) farmer $150-$0
                  Sarah 26 KY keeps house
                  Mary E. 2 KY at home
Pg.374, #98-97, [DENNY,] Nace? (m) 25 KY farmer (white) $0-$0
                  Lucinda 24 KY keeps house
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 4 KY at home
Pg.383, #217-206, School, over 3 pages of names, students include
                  DUNCOM, Horace B. (m) 16 KY at school
                  (MAD: also indexed as Hiram B. Duncan)
Stephensburg P.O.
Pg.392 (184), #117-109, DUNCAN, Charles L. 24 KY works on farm
                  Thomas 23 KY farmer $1800-1000
                  Mary E. 17 KY
                  Robert W. 20 KY works on farm
Pg.402 (196), #257-238, DUNCAN, Nathaniel 70 VA farmer $3000-600
                  Susan 70 VA
                  Richard 28, Amanda 26 KY
                  James 2 KY
Pg.404-405, #293-274, DUNCAN, Johnson 71 VA (white) farmer $2000-$500
                  Elizabeth 53 KY keeps house
                  Martha 18 KY at home
                  BROWNING, John 23 KY (white) works on farm
                  Hannah 20 KY at home
                  Sarah E. 5/12 KY at home b.Jany.
Pg.427, #59-56, DUNCAN, Mansah (m) 27 KY (white) farmer $0-$0
                  Josephine 20 KY keeps house
                  (MAD: also indexed as Manoah Duncan; ??? 1860 Garnett Duncan 21 KY, wife Josephine 15 KY)


Hardin Co. KY Wills (FHL film 390,774; and from Marilyn Michaels 2/1983)
      D-271-3: 12 Aug. 1835, will of Joseph Duncan; very sick and weak in body; to my son Housand Duncan the land on which I now live, 100 acres, also one other tract adj. the 100 acres containing 43 acres for which I hold Willia Lowe? (blotted) obligation for title, it being understood that the said Howson is to pay the rest of my heirs $62.50 each whose names are as follows, viz, Thomas Catharine Emanda Pricilla Agnis Nancy and Mary Ann (no commas); it is well understood that my wife Mary is to enjoy and have full possession of the lands aforesaid during her widowhood, but in case she marries then said Howson to have and enjoy possession by paying sum aforesaid which shall become due and payable 4 years after he obtains full possession of lands; all personal property and other estate to my wife Mary during her widowhood, then equally divided between all my children except my son Thomas believing I have done a fathers part by him I leave him no more of my estate except the $62.50 which is named in this will. Appoint Daniel Richardson and (blank space) executors. Wit. Wm. M. Howsley, Thomas J. Reynolds, Jona. M. Brady; Rec. 18 April 1836 on oaths of Thomas J. Reynolds and Jonathan M. Brady.
      D-281: 15 June 1836, will of Shadrack Duncan of Hardin Co. KY, weak in body; have given to my oldest son John Duncan $75 in property; have given to my daughter Patsy Connor $50, and she shall have $25 more at the death or intermarriage of my wife making her equal with John; have given to my son Charles Duncan $75 in property; have given to my son Samuel Duncan $75 in property; have given to my son William Duncan $65 and desire he shall have one cow & calf when he calls for it; have given to my daughter Verlinda Thomas $45 and she shall have $15 and at death or intermarriage of my wife she shall have $15 more, making her equal with the others before mentioned; to my son Jarrot Ducan (sic) one horse etc. worth $75 when he comes of age; to my son Isaac Ducan (sic) one horse etc. worth $75 when he becomes of age; to my daughter Sarah Elizabeth Duncan one bed etc. when she becomes of age or marries and at death or intermarriage of my wife to have as much of estate to make her part worth $75; to my daughter Milley Ann Duncan (same); to my daughter Mary Jane Duncan (same); appoint son John Duncan executor; at death or intermarriage of my wife all my property remaining equally divided among my heirs as above named. Wit. William M. Buren? (Brown?), Philip Crail. Prob. 12 Dec. (15 Aug?) 1836.
      E-80: 2 May 1843, will of Thomas Morrison; wife Sarah Morrison; son Hial A. Morrison, Henry Morrison; bequests to Thomas W. Morrison, John Thomas Duncan, Marian Duncan, Sarah Elizabeth Duncan; relationship not stated; exec. William Morrison, John Morrison, and son Henry. Proven 16 Oct. 1843. (from pg.102, "Hardin Co. KY Wills 1793-1866" by Mary Josephine Jones, 1986; from Patrick Duncan 8/1987) (MAD: John H. Duncan, son of John Duncan Sr., mar. Mary H. Morrison, dau. of Thomas, 2/27/1833)

Kentucky Probate Records, 1792-1977, Hardin County, Will records, Index, 1866-1892, Vol.F, image 92 of 336, from www.FamilySearch.org images (from Ron M. Duncan 9/2/2011 and 1/2/2012)
      F-120/121: Johnson Duncan of Hardin Co. KY, of old age yet sound in mind ... make this my last will and testament. 1st, Just debts and funeral expenses be paid but not to sell the articles mentioned in the second section of this will for reasons hereafter mentioned.
      2nd, that Elizabeth Duncan my beloved wife have the rockaway and harness belonging thereto, it being the new one, the marble topped bureau, the lounge, the safe, the cooking stove, all the bedding, one turkey carpet. The reason I will and desire my wife Elizabeth to have these articles is that she bought them with money her father gave her, and my children by my first wife got all the articles belonging to me coming to me from her father's estate and also those acquired during her lifetime.
      3rd, it is my will that after the dower is allotted to Elizabeth my wife of all my estate (in case I die first) not mentioned in the 1st & 2d sections of this will, that the remainder be divided equally between all my children. /s/ Johnson Duncan. Teste S. Franklin, J.H. Mossbarger.
      At a regular term of the Hardin Co. Court in Elizabethtown on Monday, Dec. 15, 1873, the foregoing instrument of writing was produced in court, proven in due form by oath of J.H. Mossbarger, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and continued and on Monday, March 16, 1874, the same was produced in Court, established as such and ordered recorded, the Court being of opinion that said will was fully proven. Recorded 17 March 1874 by Virgil Hewitt, Clerk, by Fox Hewitt, D.C.

Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977, Hardin County, Order books, 1872-1875, Vol.T, image 5 of 322 (index of D names), from www.FamilySearch.org images (FamilySearch.org webpage, 9/3/2011; other images 12/31/2011)
      Duncan, Sallie, Gdn sett. 2, 16, 289, 320
      Duncan, Johnson, Will 189, 230, Adm &c 230, Sett. 355, 368, 510
      Pg.2 (image 40) Monday, December 16th, 1872. The following settlement was this day produced in Court and laid over for exceptions, viz: W.L. Williams, Gdn. of Sallie Duncan.
      Pg.16 (image 47) Monday January 20th 1873. The following settlement was this day again produced in court and ordered to be recorded, no exceptions having been filed thereto, viz: W.L. Williams, Gdn. of Sallie Duncan.
      Pg.189 (image 139) Monday, December 15, 1873. An instrument of writing purporting to be the true last will & testament of Johnson Duncan decd. was this day produced in Court & duly proven by oath of J.N. Mossbarger one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. Same is continued for further proof.
      Pg.230 (image 161) Monday, March 16, 1874. The will of Johnson Duncan having been proven at a former term of this Court by the oath of J.H. Mossbarger, the Court is now of opinion that it was sufficiently proven, therefore the same is now established as the true last will and testament of Johnson Duncan decd. and ordered to be recorded.
            On motion of John A. Browning, who took the oath required by law and executed bond with Noah Hicks as surety, which was approved by the Court, the administration with the will annexed of Johnson Duncan dec. is granted him agreeably to law. Widow declined in writing.
            On motion of John A. Browning, Admr, it is ordered that L.T. Mabberly, W.T. Love and G. Wheatly, or any two of them, being first duly sworn, do appraise the personal estate of Johnson Duncan dec. and they will return their appraisement as required by law, and a list of the articles and value of each set apart to the widow separately from the articles appraised for sale.
      Pg.289 (image 190) Monday, Sept. 21st, 1874. The following settlements were this day produced in Court and laid over until the next term for exceptions. (13 names, including:) W.L. Williams, gdn. of Sallie Duncan.
      Pg.319/320 (images 206-207) Thursday, October 22d, 1874. The following settlements were this day again produced in court and ordered to be recorded, no exceptions having been filed thereto, viz, ... (several names) ... W.L. Williams Gdn of Sallie Duncan.
      Pg.355 (image 225) Monday, December 21st 1874. The following settlements were this day produced to court and ordered to be laid over until next term for exceptions, viz, ... J.A. Browning, Admr of Johnson Duncan.
      Pg.368 (image 232) Monday, January 18th 1875. The following settlements were this day produced to court and ordered to be recorded, no exceptions having been filed thereto, viz, ... J.A. Browning, Admr. of Johnson Duncan.
      Pg.510 (image 311) Monday, November 15th 1875. The following settlements were this day produced to court and ordered to be laid over until next term for exceptions: ... A.J. Browning, Admr. of Johnson Duncan.


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Hardin Co. KY Tax Lists (partial; from Patrick Hays 7/1999)
No Duncans in 1802 or 1803
1804: Shadrack Duncan, 1 White male over 21, 4 horses, and 300 acres 3rd rate land in Hardin Co. on Barren Run
      Joseph Duncan, 1 white male over 21
1805: Shadrack Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 5 horses, 200 acres 3rd rate land in Hardin Co., KY on Nolin Ck. patented by J. Christy
1806: Shadrack Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 4 horses, 300 acres 3rd rate land in Hardin Co. on Barren Run
      Elisha Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 2 horses
1807: Elisha Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 4 horses
      Shadrack Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 6 horses, 200 acres 3rd rate land in Hardin Co., KY on Little Fork of Nolin, patented by Israel Christy
1808: Shadrack Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 6 horses, 200 acres 3rd rate land in Hardin Co., KY on Little South Fork of Nolin, patented by Israel Christa
      Elisha Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 5 horses
1809: Shadrack Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 6 horses, 200 acres 3rd rate land in Hardin Co., KY on South Fork of Nolin, patented by Christian
      Elijah Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 4 horses
      Samuel Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 5 horses, 4371 acres of 3rd rate land
1810: Shadrack Duncan, 1 white male over 21, 6 horses, 200 acres 3rd rate land in Hardin Co., KY on Nolin, patented by J Christian


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, John P.; Major 13 KY Inf., F 13 KY Inf.; 1897 July 24, Invalid Appl. #1195248, no cert., Ark. (MAD: orig. mustered in at Camp Hobson, KY, near Greensburg, KY; Men were recruited from Casey, Green, Taylor, Hart, Nelson, Hardin, Grayson, Breckinridge and Meade Cos.)


Fayette Co. KY County Court Deed (FHL film 8,686)
      C-270: 29 June 1808, James Fishback and wife Sarathia of Fayette Co. to Shaderack Duncan of Hardin Co., $250, 200 acres in Hardin Co. on Little South Fork of Nolin, their part in division of land.

Larue Co. KY Deeds (dark page edges)
      6-45/46: 7 Dec. 1865, John Duncan, Charles [Duncan,] Janett Duncan, Isaac Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan, Sam W. Duncan, Mary J. Duncan, Sarah E. Duncan, Wm. G. Burns, Milly A. Burns, Phillip J. Thomas, Liney Thomas and the unknown heirs of Joseph Carman and Patsy Carman, children and heirs of Shadrick Duncan decd, by H.S. Johnson Commissioner of Larue Circuit Court in the Equity Cause of Jno. R. Friend by petition for title to artain?? in the pleadings mentioned, and John R. Friend; that a judgment in the above suit ordered H.S. Johnson on behalf of the parties to convey to John R. Friend 9/10 of the land in the pleadings, now in view of that and the purchase of said John R. Friend of the parties whose bonds are filed, I hereby convey to said John R. Friend, as assetts from the estate of their father or ancestor Shadricke Duncan, a tract or parcel of land except 1/10 containing 9/10 of the same in Larue Co. formerly Hardin Co. on the waters of the Little South Fork of Nolin Creek, being the same tract purchased by and deeded to Shadrick Duncan from (blank) of record in Hardin Co., containing 200 acres more or less. /s/ H.S. Johnson for the heirs of Shadrick Duncan. Deed produced 7 Dec. 1865, statement by Clerk of Larue Circuit Court 15 Dec. 1865. Recorded 6 Feb. 1866. (FHL film 409,405)

Lincoln Co. KY Deed (FHL film 192,244)
      M-240: 31 May 1827, Nathaniel T/J? Duncan and wife Susan of Hardin Co., KY, to James Hopkins of Lincoln Co., $100, one undivided tenth part of 100 acres in Lincoln Co. on Clark's Run, part of settlement of 100 acres conveyed by said Read? to Willis Green to John Smith to Howsen Duncan and the said Nathaniel T/J? Duncan and wife claim title, 1/10th interest, as heir and legal representative of Howson Duncan. No Wit.

Oldham Co. KY Deeds
      F-483: (blank) 1845, John Duncan and wife Mildred of Jefferson Co. KY to Nathaniel J. Duncan of Hardin Co. KY, for $246 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Oldham Co. KY on the waters of Harrods Creek, beg. at a stone in Benjamin Coons line and corner to Nathaniel J. Duncan, running thence south with his line N75W90-2/10 poles to a stone corner to Nathaniel J. Duncan on a line of Barnes heirs, then with their line N12E55-5/10 poles to a stone in Elizabeth Jostlars? (Sutlars?) line & corner to James Duncan, then with his line S75E90-2/10 poles to a stone in Barnes line, then with the same S13W55 poles to the beginning, containing 31 acres and 98 poles, it being that portion of the land of Moses Duncan decd. which was assigned to the said John Duncan by commissioners; and also one other lot of land in Oldham Co. KY bounded beg. at a stone in Bernard Duncan's line and corner to Nathaniel J. Duncan, then with his line S134W80 poles to a stone in a line of Ludwell Duncan's heirs, then with their line N75W19 poles to a stone corner to Bernard Duncan, then with his line N134E80 poles to a stone then S75E19 poles to the beginning containing 9-1/2 acres, it being that part of Cynthia Duncan's dower which was assigned to the said John Duncan by commissioners of which possession will be given at the death of said Cynthia Duncan; warrant title, premises remain free & clear of all right and title of dower. In testimony whereof they the said John Duncan and Mildred his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seal on the day and date above written. /s/ John Duncan. John Duncan appeared before William D. Mitchell, Clerk of Oldham Co. KY, 21 May 1848. (FHL film 482,410)
      F-567/568: 29 Jan. 1849, James W. Duncan and Sally his wife of Hardin Co. KY to Bernard Duncan of Oldham Co. KY, for $246 paid, sell their right, title & interest to the tract of land on which Moses Duncan died in County aforesaid. /s/ James Duncan, Sally Duncan. They appeared in Hardin Co. KY before Samuel Haycraft, Clerk of the County Court, 30 Dec. 1849. Statement by William A. Mitchell, clerk of the court, the deed was filed in his office 8 Feb. "1849." (FHL film 482,410)
      G-1: 29 Jan. 1849, Nathaniel J. Duncan and wife Susan of Hardin Co. KY to Bernard Duncan of Oldham Co. KY, for $221 paid, they relinquish their right to the tract of land on which Moses Duncan died in Oldham Co. KY, with all the appurtenances, /s/ Nathaniel J. Duncan, Susan Duncan. They appeared before Saml. Haycraft, clerk, Hardin Co. KY Court, 30 Jan. 1849. Deed filed in Oldham Co. KY 8 Feb. 1849. (FHL film 482,411)

Clark Co. IN Will (FHL film 1,415,963 item 2)
      F-83: Garnett Duncan of Louisville [Jefferson Co.] KY, now in my 72nd year and residing temporarily in France; to my son Blanton; To my brother Henry; to Amedee G. James my little farm on Muldrough's Hill, Hardin Co. KY, conveyed to me by J.P. Duncan; and to his brother Andrew ...; To Louise G. James (her); To my aunt S.G. Howell; To Mathe (Mattie?) Grant; To Sarah G. Burnett; To Dr. Thomas G. Duncan; To my cousin Coleman son of Thomas Duncan decd; To Garnett infant son of Isaac W. Duncan; To my three granddaughters Mary, Kate and Georgie. Appoint W.R. Thompson Esq. exec. in the US, and Amedee G. James exec. in Great Britain and France; my son Blanton as trustee for his said three daughters ... /s/ 23 June 1871, Garnett Duncan. Probated Jefferson Co. KY, City of Louisville, 25 May 1875. (see Clark Co. IN for Codicils and more complete extract of will)

Clay Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/19/2014; have JPG images)
      B-299: 8 Sept. 1829, David Hunt and Rebecca his wife of Clay Co. MO to John Duncan of Hardin Co. KY, for $135 paid, sell parcel or tract of land, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.11 Twp.51 Range 33, containing 80 acres, warrant title. 8 Sept. 1829. /s/ David Hunt, Rebecca Hunt. Ack. 8 Sept. 1829 before Saml. Tillery, J.P. Clay Co. MO. Recorded 8 Sept. 1829. (FHL film 255,263)
      C-197/198: 2 March 1832, John Duncan and Anna his wife of Hardin Co. KY to Joseph Carman of Monroe Co. MO, for $150 paid, sell tract or parcel of land in Clay Co. MO, the western 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.11 Twp.51 Range 33, containing 80 acres according to plat of the survey, which tract was purchased by David Hunt who sold to said John Duncan, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ John Duncan, Anna Duncan. Ack. March 2, 1832, by Anna Duncan before John Sewards and Abraham Miller, J.P., H.C. Ack. March 2, 1832, by John Duncan and Anna Duncan his wife before Jno. Sewards and Abraham Miller, J.P. H.C. Certification by Samuel Haycraft, Clerk of Hardin Co. Court, for John Sewards and Abraham Miller, Esq., J.P.s of Hardin Co. KY, 19 March 1832. Certification for Samuel Haycraft by John Morris, J.P. H.C., 19 March 1832. Recorded 5 Jan. 1833, Clay Co. MO. (FHL film 955,264)

HISTORIES before 1923

1922 "History of Kentucky" 5 vols, by William Elsey Connelley and E.M. Coulter; ed. by Charles Kerr; pub. Chicago : American Historical Society (FHL book 976.9 H2k Vol.5)
      Vol.5, pg.562: STUART ENGLISH DUNCAN ... the career of Stuart English Duncan, first vice president of the Peaslee-Gaulbert Company, ... officer in the Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville (Jefferson Co. KY), ... Mr. Duncan was born in Kentucky's metropolis July 30, 1866. His father, cut down on the threshold of what promised to be a brilliant career in the ministry, was Joseph De Witt Duncan, a native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and descendant of an old Virginia family. He was the son of Thomas H. and Lucretia Duncan, of Hardin County, Kentucky, whose antecedents were among the early settlers of Lincoln County, founded in 1781, before Kentucky was taken into the Union and was a part of the State of Virginia.
      Thomas H. Duncan was a prosperous merchant of Elizabethtown. His wife was the daughter of John and Agnes (Fisher) Bigler and the latter was the daughter of Steven and Magdaline (Garr) Fisher. Steven Fisher, the great-great-grandfather of Stuart English Duncan, was the son of Louis and Barbara (Blandkenbaker) Fisher, all of Virginia.
      Joseph De Witt Duncan was graduated early in life from old Centre College, Danville, ... [enlisted with the South in the civil war] under Basil W. Duke, later a major general but then a lieutenant in Morgan's command and Gen. John B. Castleman, then a colonel, both of Louisville. ... When the war was over, Joseph De Witt Duncan took up the practice of law ... It was only a few years later that Joseph De Witt Duncan decided to enter the ministry. He attended a Presbyterian seminary at Columbia, South Carolina, ... accepted the pastorate of the Third Presbyterian Church. He was in the first year of that pastorate ... when called by death February 22, 1878.
      The mother of Stuart E. Duncan, Eliza English, is still living. She like her husband was born in Elizabethtown and descended from early Virginia settlers. Her mother was the daughter of Luke and Eliza Munsell, the former a prominent surgeon. Her great-grandfather on her mother's side was Achilles Sneed, a prominent attorney of Frankfort, Kentucky and first clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
      ... Stuart English Duncan ... was only twelve years old when his father ... died at the age of thirty-four. As a result the son, the eldest of three children, two of whom are living, had to content himself with a common school education. ... The present wife of Mr. Duncan is Annie Leathers, daughter of Maj. John H. Leathers, ... they were joined in wedlock November 11, 1902, and have a daughter, Anne Stuart Duncan.
      Mr. Duncan's first wife was Mary Louise Grinstead, daughter of W.E. Grinstead, Louisville. They were married December 20, 1894. As a result of this union two children, Eliza English Duncan, deceased, and William Grinstead Duncan, were born.

1922 "History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Missouri" Daviess Co. by Leopard & Leopard; Gentry Co. by McCammon and Hillman (FHL book 977.81 H2L)
      Pg.781: HARRISON M. DUNCAN, ... of Miller Township in Gentry County, was born near Darlington, Jan. 3, 1862. His parents were William and Martha (Boaz) Duncan, both now deceased. William Duncan was born in Hardin Co. KY, and came to Missouri in 1858. He settled near Gentryville and later moved to Nebraska returning, however, to Missouri where he died at Fillmore in 1867. Martha (Boaz) Duncan died in 1869 at the home of her parents near Gentryville. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan had two children: Harrison M., the subject of this sketch; and Edmond C., married to Ida Weeks, and now living in Los Angeles, Calif. ....

1884 "History of Randolph and Macon Counties, Missouri, Together with a condensed history of Missouri; a reliable and detailed history of Randolph and Macon counties; their pioneer record, resources, biographical sketches of prominent citizens; general and local statistics of great value; incidents and reminiscences" by National Historical (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 R19Hi)
      Pg.672-3, Randolph Co.: RICHARD G. DUNCAN (Of R.G. Duncan & Bro., Dealers in General Merchandise, P.O., Yates). Richard G. Duncan, postmaster at Yates, ... is a native of Kentucky, born in Grayson county, May 26, 1843. When he was nine years of age he came with his parents, William S. and M.E. (Thomas) Duncan to Marion Co. MO, where they settled in 1852, near Middle Grove. The father died there in 1856, and they returned to Kentucky (the mother and her family, including Richard G.) immediately after the father's death. There the mother subsequently married Rev. Ezra Ward, a prominent Presbyterian minister. But he also died in 1863. Richard G. in the meantime had learned the saddler's trade, and he came to Missouri the year following his stepfather's death. He located at Paris, in Monroe county, and worked there for two years ... He came to this county in 1870, and secured a farm near Yates, ... In the meantime, in 1870, his mother came from Kentucky and made her home with him. ... His brother, Thomas J., ... On the 29th of May, 1866, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Laura E. Penn, a daughter of W. N. Penn, a prominent citizen of Monroe county. She died February 3, 1868. No children survive their marriage. ....

1878 "The United States biographical dictionary and portrait gallery of eminent and self-made men : Missouri volume" by U.S. Biographical Pub. Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.8 U61)
      Pg.647: RICHARD P. GILES, Shelbina. Richard P. Giles was born June 20, 1846, in Hardin Co. KY. His father, Granville T. Giles, was a native of Wythe county, Virginia, and followed through life the profession of medicine. He settled in 1848 in Monroe Co. MO, and afterwards located at Palmyra, Marion county. His mother, whose maiden name was Rosanna Duncan, was a native of Kentucky, a daughter of Housen Duncan, farmer. Richard P. Giles was reared on the family farm in Monroe county, Missouri. ....

1908 "Greater Terre Haute and Vigo County [Indiana] closing the first century's history of city and county : showing the growth of their people, industries, and wealth" by Charles Cochran Oakey, Vol.I (FHL film 934,922 item 1)
      Pg.273-5: JAMES RICHARD DUNCAN (sketch prepared by John B. Aikman), was born in Big Springs, Hardin Co. KY, January 7, 1843, and died in Terre Haute, November 10, 1903. His father, Rev. Peter Duncan, being a Methodist minister in a very remote rural district, and of frail health, felt the need of a more favorable environment; abandoned KY home when James was 14 years of age and moved to Mattoon [Coles Co.], IL. His ill health ... James inherited from his parents many of their sturdy traits ... Scotch ancestry to which the name Duncan belongs. First business undertaking a news stand in the depot hotel at Mattoon, IL, known as Essex House. Then engaged in retail grocery business. At this point in his career he was married, August 16, 1863, to Miss Julia Rosana Vreeland, who still survivies him. To them were born three daughters and one son, all of whom are still living, viz, Mrs. Virgil E. Perryman of Atlanta, GA; Miss Ida B. Duncan and Mrs. John B. Aikman of Terre Haute and Charles E. Duncan of Chicago. Paper & Stationery business named J.R. Duncan & Co., and hides & old materials business named Duncan & Kingsolver. In 1889 he took into partnership his son-in-law Mr. John B. Aikman. (MAD: 1850 Meade Co. KY census)

1914 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO book F386 J66 1914; CA State Library, Sutro branch)
      Vol.5 p.2538: SIMEON W.S. DUNCAN, "Commodore" Duncan, resident of Dallas more than 40 years, the father of Trinity River navigation, born Hardin Co. KY 22 Oct. 1848, the son of James A. and Catherine (Daughterty) Duncan. His father from VA, had moved in 1857 from Hardin Co. to Louisville [Jefferson Co.], where he was a merchant; in 1870 to TX with his family, from Jefferson TX to Grayson Co. in 1873, then Dallas where he died in 1892 at age 66, survived by his widow who was born in KY in 1827, died in Dallas in 1913 at age 86. Sim Duncan married in April 1883 to Miss Denia Bullion; their only child is Miss Josephine Duncan. (MAD: the same article is on Vol.5 pg.2152-5 of the 1916 edition)

1916 "Illustrated Doniphan County [Kansas], 1837-1916 ... Seventy-nine Years of Progress and Prosperity : Supplement to The Weekly Kansas Chief, Troy, Kansas, April 6, 1916" (FHL book 978.135 H2d; from Peggy Duncan 10/2007)
      Pg.360: COLUMBUS CRAIG DUNCAN. A Native of the Bluegrass State. The State of Kentucky has furnished Doniphan County with some of her best citizens. Columbus C. Duncan was born in Barton County, Kentucky, November 7, 1833, and came to Kansas about thirty-eight years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were married November 7, 1856, and have reared a large family, all of whom are good citizens. Great Grandpa Duncan, as he is ususally spoken of, has about thirty grandchildren and about ten great grandchildren. Columbus Craig Duncan's sons and daughters are as follows: William Henry, of Des Moines, Iowa; Frank C., David M., Mollie, now Mrs. George Newman; Lillie, now Mrs. James Jenkinson, all of near Troy. Victor, Clennie, now Mrs. Tindle of St. Joseph, and Asa of near Troy. All members of his family are doing well and rearing nice families. (MAD: see 1850 Hardin Co. KY census, there is no Barton Co. KY; Columbus C. Duncan mar. Martha Stergen 11/29/1856 in Jefferson Co. IN, not identified 1860 census, see 1870 Jackson Co. IN, birthplace Baden)

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.1528: Kingman Co., Kingman. HORACE B. DUNCAN, physician, was born in Hardin County, Ky., November 9, 1850. He is the son of William T. Duncan, a cabinet-maker by trade, and native of Kentucky, and Eveline, his wife, also a native of the same State. Horace B. commenced his education in the common school, but in 1870 he entered Lynnland College, located in Hardin County, Ky., which he attended for three years. He afterward attended the medical department of the university at Louisville for two terms, graduating from there in 1876. After graduating, he located at Lebanon Junction, Bullitt Co., Ky., where he commenced the practice of medicine, which he pursued until 1879, when he moved to Kansas and located at Kingman, where he resumed the practice of his profession. On May 7, 1879, Mr. Duncan was married in Bullitt County, Ky., to Miss Sally M?. Hays (MAD: poor copy), a native of said county. One son has been the issue of their marriage, Everett B., born in Kingman, Kan., April 23, 1880.


Copy of Family Record of Mathew J. Duncan, wife Mary (Miller) (photocopy of handwritten page dated Feb. 12, 1918, and typed copy of that page and pages from a family Bible listing children of Milton and Sallie Duncan Atherton, from Jamie Niekamp 11/1995; ditto marks in first section refer to the word "born"; see 1830 Nelson, 1840 Hardin, & 1860 Larue Co. KY census)
      Pages from family Bible in possession of Dillard Orce Brown, Bardstown, KY. Received 7 Oct 1995 and transcribed by Jamie Atherton Niekamp. [speIlings as given on records] (MAD: copy of original pages sent by Mr. Brown to Jamie Niekamp)
      [page from what appears to be a note pad listing children of Milton and Sallie Duncan Atherton]
      John Thomas Atherton born Mar; 11. 1857
      Peter Atherton " June; 28. 1858
      Wm. Franklin Atherton " Nov. 23; 1859
      Martha Jane Atherton " Feb. 6; 1862
      Jas. Waverly Atherton " Mar; 10. 1867
      Hardin Atherton " May. 19; 1868
      Lenard Morgan Atherton " Sept; 8. 1871
      Annie Atherton " July. 10. 1874
      Sudie Margaret Atherton " Mar, 18. 1877
      [also listing children of Warren and Susan "Sudie" Atherton Ewing]
            Jessie Ewin born Nov 11; 1895
            Hallie Ewin   "   Mar 23; 1898
      [another page with a small US flag in upper left corner and the handwritten date - Feb. 12, 1918] (MAD: entries were on separate lines, first line giving name, second line saying "was born" and the date, and sometimes a third line with death information; I have changed this to one line entries)
      Elizebath Duncan, was born, Mar. 15, 1819.
      Casander Duncan, was born, Aug. 25, 1820.
      Elizie Ann Duncan, was born, Aug. 14, 1822.
      Mary Duncan, was born, Sept. 3, 1824.
      Harriet Duncan, was born, Nov. 25, 1825.
      Margarut Duncan, was born, Jan. 10, 1828.
      Nancy Duncan, was born, Oct. 27, 1829.
      Seth Duncan, was born, Jan. 15, 1832.
      J.F. Duncan, was born, Aug. 4, 1841.
      Sallie Ducan, was born, Dec 26, 1836. (JAN & MAD: sic)
      Susan Ducan, was born, Aug. 4, 1841. (sic)
      [on back of same sheet]
      Hellen Duncan, was born, Sept. 1, 1845.
      M.J. Duncan, was born, Aug. 20, 1895. and died Aug. 29, 1846.
      Mary Duncan, was born, Mar. 9. 1800. died Apil 10, 1865. (sic)
      Family Record of
            M.J. Duncan
      [in different handwriting beneath the family record it says:]
            William Lovis Crady, Died Ag. 19, 1929]


"KY DAR Records" by KY DAR (FHL film 869,303 item 1)
      Pg.186-187: "Lincoln Co. KY Pioneer Families" by Harry W. Mills; appeared in a column of "The Interior Journal". Duncan Family.
      This booklet mentions Joseph Duncan (wife Lydia) who died in Fauquier Co. VA in 1793, and their son Howson Duncan who mar. Agnes Johnston and d. Lincoln Co. KY ca 1814, and other early Lincoln Co. KY Duncans.


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