Duncan research files of
1810 Jessamine Co. KY Census; semi-alphabetic Pg. 35 Dunkin, Charles 10201 - 02101 1820 Jessamine Co. KY Census Pg. 84 Robert Duncan 000010 - 30020 (MAD: mar. Milly Finney 10/31/1816) 86 William Duncan 100010 - 20010 92 Abzalom Duncan 200100 - 00100 1830 Jessamine Co. KY Census Pg.189 William Duncan 2110,001 - 0120,01 195 Robert Duncan 0101,01 - 1220,01 (MAD: 1840 Shelby Co. MO census) 200 Joseph Duncan 1210,0001 - 1000,1 1840 Jessamine Co. KY Census Pg.217 Wm. Duncan 0220,0001 - 0102,101 220 Alexander C. Duncan 0011,1001 - 1200,101 223 Rion Duncan 0000,1 - 1000,1 231 Wm. Duncan 0001,001 - 0000,0001 238 Joseph Duncan 2203,001 - 0101,001 (MAD: mar. Betsy Burchill 6/3/1819; 1850 Garrard Co. KY census)
1850 Jessamine Co. KY Census
Pg.7, #81, William DUNCAN 62 KY farmer $18,400
Nancy 39 KY
Robert 23, Benjamin 21, Charles 24 KY
Sarah 25, Mary A. 14 KY
Thomas BLACKFORD 13 Missouri
(MAD: William Duncan mar. Nancy Blackford 11/6/1813 or 12/22/1813)
Pg.15, #200, Alexander DUNCAN 61 VA shoemaker
Hannah 30 NC
Charles SANDERS 22 KY
Z.C. (f) 17 KY
(MAD: Charlton Sanders mar. Isadelpha Duncan 3/28/1850)
Pg.17, #248, Charles DUNCAN 36 KY farmer $500
Lucy J. 23 KY
Joseph 7, Mary 5, Robert 3, Ann 1 KY
Pg.32, #449, Harker DUNCAN 24 KY carpenter
Mary J. 20 KY
Samuel BROWN 16 KY carpenter
(MAD: Harker Cloane Duncan; H.S. Duncan mar. Mary Jane Brown 3/18/1843)
Pg.52, #206, Louisa DUNCAN (f) 33 KY
Eliza J. 10, Nancy 9 KY
Susan M. 6, Jno. W. 3 KY
James 27 KY farmer
(MAD: ? widow of Rion Duncan)
1860 Jessamine Co. KY Census
P.O. Nicholasville; District
Pg.3, #18-18, Moses HOOVER 59 KY farmer $500-$500
Sarah 54 KY
Richard 30 KY carpenter $0-$200
Sarah M. 14 KY
Phebe WILDS (f) 85 KY
John REYNOLDS 26 KY cooper
Eudora (f) 16 KY
Jno. DUNCAN 21 KY (white) farmer
Ede (f) 73 KY BLACK
Pg.12, #133-133, Robert G. DARLISLE? 40 KY farmer $6500-$9100
Sallie A. 37 KY
J.W. DUNCAN 13 KY (blank) $0-$750 (MAD: sic)
(MAD: John William Duncan)
Pg.27, #173-173, Wm. DUNCAN 72 KY farmer $35,000-$10,500
Nancy 69 KY
Robert 34 KY farmer $0-$750
Eliza J. 18, Nancy 17, Susan 15 KY
Benj. 30 KY farmer $0-$750
Lucy 22 KY
Allen (m) 3, Carrie (f) 1 KY
(MAD: Benjamin Duncan mar. Lucy Ann Funk 5/21/1856)
Pg.44, #290-290, Charles DUNCAN 45 KY farmer $7000-$1000
Lucy J. 34 KY
Joseph 17, Mary 15 KY
Robert 13, Ann 11 KY
Lucy 9, Samuel 7 KY
John 3, Sallie 1 KY
John HAGAR 18 KY laborer
(MAD: 1870 Fayette Co. KY census)
Pg.120, #842-842, Harker DUNCAN 34 KY carpenter $1000-$500
Mary J. 30 KY
Alice 9, Powell (m) 7 KY
Aleck (m) 5, Lelia (f) 9/12 KY
1870 Jessamine Co. KY Census
District 1, P.O. Nicholasville
Pg.1, #8-8, DUNCAN, B.S. (m) 41 KY (white) farmer $27,000-$10,000
Lucy A. 34 KY keeping house
Allen B. (m) 13 KY at school
Carry (f) 11 KY at school
William 5, Charlie 2 KY
LOUINS, Sindiy (f) 14 KY MULATTO domestic servt
District 2, P.O. Nicholasville
Pg.55, #174-185, NELSON, Warrien? (m) 65 VA BLACK farm hand $0-$0
"Margret" 89 KY BLACK keeping house
DUNCAN, William 7 KY BLACK at home
Emily 9 KY BLACK at home
Pg.59, #243-255, DUNCAN, Robert 43 KY (white) farmer $18,500-$3,820
Virginia 27 KY keeping house
Maggie (f) 4, Robert 1 KY
WALKER, Marthy (f) 16 KY BLACK domestic servant
Pg.61, #275-287, DUNCAN, John W. 23 KY (white) farmer $1000-$500
Mattie 22 KY keeping house
Mary 2 KY
Earnest (m) 3/12 KY b.March
Pg.69, #92-109, DUNCAR, Sam M. 36 KY (white) house carpenter $0-$0
Sarah 52 KY keeping house (white)
1910 Jessamine Co. KY Census (HeritageQuest image 10/2008)
Sulpher Well, Mag. Dist. 5, Plaquemines, pt. of Precinct No.10, SD 8, ED 46, Sheet 2A, 20 April 1910
Pg.231, #33-34 DUNCAN, John W., head, m/w 34 M1 10y KY KY KY English farmer home 1 yes/yes -- R -- F 22
Mary R., wife, f/w 31 M1 10 3ch 3 liv KY KY KY
Robbert C., son, m/w 10 S(ingle) KY KY KY English none
Rena L. daughter f/w 7 S KY KY KY -- none -- -- yes
Garrett K? (D?) son m/w 5/12 S KY KY KY -- none -- -- yes
(MAD: J. William Duncan mar. Maria Wright Sellers 4/19/1899)
Jessamine Co. KY general index to marriages to 1867 (FHL film 183,370; only checked new ones)
Duncan, Ann to Burchel, Owen, 1-73
Duncan, Nancy to Woodard Hillery, 1-198, Aug. 5, 1843; no consent in bond file
Duncan, Catherine to Bourne, James, 1-219
Duncan, Isadelpha to Sanders, Charlton, 1-238
Duncan, Sarah A. to Carlisle, Robert G., 1-245
Duncan, Mary D. to Carlisle, James D., 1-272
Duncan, Nannie B. to Hunter, James A., 2-42
Duncan, Ann to Warren, James T., 2-61
Duncan, Mary B. to Arnett, M.F., old box 1
Duncan, Minnie A. to Cogar, Brown Y., Box 2
Duncan, Carris B. to Bell, David, Box 1
Duncan, Lucy to Broaddus, Reubin, box 1
Duncan, Lena R., to Bowin, G.W., box 1
Quit - these look like current names
Files A-B, on FHL film 183,358; Files B-C, on FHL film 183,359, etc.; checked for Arnett bond, none found; no order to bonds; quit.
Jessamine Co. KY Wills (FHL film 183,327)
F-314: Dec. Court 1840; survey of 105 acres of lands for the heirs of Isaac Johnson decd; Lot #1 for Jerrymiah Haydon; lot #2 for Holm Johnson; Lot #3 to J. Haydon; Lot #4 to Jas. Johnson; Lot #5 to J. Haydone; Lot #6 to Jno. Johnson; Lot #7 to J. Haydon; Lot #8 to Jno. Keene; Lot #9 to Cave Johnson; Lot #10 & 11 to J. Haydone. Report by Comrs. H.C. Huggins, John C. Lowry, Saml. E. Riley, to divide the landed estate of Isaac Johnson decd. amongst his heirs, 23 Nov. 1840. Recorded Dec. Court 1840. (see Deed P-35, P-36)
G-415: Will of Ann Duncan; Feeling myself declining and believeing that my end is near; to my second daughter Margaret Ann Duncan land containing about 50 acres in Mason Co. 4 miles from Maysville on the Flemingsburg Turnpike and also hire of my old man Billy while she remains single, if she marry then divided in three equal part and entailed ... so they cannot spend it; division of bed clothing and furniture, I have already given to Charles Duncan and Julia Brown a share of each therefore I wish Margaret Ann to have the largest share in this last division; I also give her (furniture); I give Charles Duncan (silverware), they are to be secured with the property so that he cannot spend them; I give Julia Brown (silver cream spoon; she already has silver table spoons) also secured with the balance; to Margaret Ann Duncan (silverware) my daughter my gold watch in consideration of her kindness and attention to me during my illness. I had omitted to mention that I have $450 in the hands of Mr. Ely Anderson living in Maysville which will be due 2 June that I also give to Margaret Ann my daughter. Wit. J. Aseline, Wm. Duncan. Prob. April 1848; certificate of probate granted (does not say to whom). (MAD: Lydia Ann Remey)
Go to the Jessamine Co. KY Land Records
"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.712, Company B, 26th KY Veteran Volunteer Infantry: William S. Duncan, Private, enr. Jan. 27, 1864; mustered in Feb. 20, 1864 at Camp Nelson, [Jessamine Co.] KY, for 3 years; mustered out July 10, 1865, at Salisbury, NC.
"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Appendix, Colored Troops (at end of Vol.II) (from John A. Duncan 4/1995 and FHL film 1,463,600)
Page, Company, Name, Rank, When and where mustered in. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
Pg.74, Company G, 116th US Colored Infantry: James Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in July 8, 1864, at Camp Nelson, [Jessamine Co.] KY (MAD: a few mustered in at Lexington, [Fayette Co.] KY).
Pg.114, Company D, 123rd US Colored Infantry: Anthony Duncan (Col), Corporal, mustered in Sept. 22, 1864, at Camp Nelson, [Jessamine Co.] KY; Died.
Pg.153, Company C, 12th US Colored Artillery (Heavy): Albert Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in July 25, 1864, at Camp Nelson, [Jessamine Co.] 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, Charles, widow Duncan, Lucy J.; Band 3 KY Inf.; 1876 July 21, Invalid Appl. #222851, Cert. #178555; 1905 Jan. 15, Widow Appl. #882943, Cert. #650761, KY. (MAD: 1850 Jessamine Co. KY; mustered in at Camp Dick Robinson, Garrard Co. KY)
Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records online database
Accession: Names; Date; Doc #; State; Meridian; Twp - Range; Aliquots & Sec.#; County
CV-0038-349: (Patentee) DUNCAN, CHARLES; 4/2/1818; 0; IN; 2nd PM; 003N - 004E; NE 1/4 Sec.20; Washington
Bureau of Land Management Internet Site - Transcript of Documents (from Sandra Yeates by email 7/18/2013)
Transcript of original purchase documents:
2 Apr 1818 - Dated (James Monroe, Pres of the U.S. Seal)
... Know Ye, That Charles Duncan, of Jessamine County Kentucky having deposited in the General Land Office a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Jeffersonville whereby it appears that full payment has been made for the north east quarter of section twenty in township three north of range four (east) of the lands directed to be sold at Jeffersonville by the act of Congress; entitled, "An act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States in the territory north-west of the Ohio and above the mouth of the Kentucky River," and of the acts amendatory of the same; THERE IS GRANTED by the United States, unto the said Charles Duncan the quarter lot or section of land above described; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said quarter lot or section of land, with the appurtenances, unto the said Charles Duncan, his heirs and assigns forever . . .
Washington Co. IN Deeds (FHL film 1,306,025)
U-37: Aug. 1848 (no day), William Duncan and wife Nancy of Jessamine Co. KY to Spencer B. Pugh of Washington Co. IN, $60, 9 acres 3 rods 14 poles, part NE 1/4 Sec. 20 T3N R4E, lot #2 in division of lands of father Charles Duncan decd. Wit. George Brown. Reg. Jessamine Co. KY 30 Aug. 1848.
U-39: Sept. 1848 (no day), Margaret A. Duncan of Jessamine Co. KY to Spencer B. Pugh of Washington Co. IN, $20, 1/3 undivided part of Lot 3 in division of estate of Charles Duncan decd, 10 acres 1 rod 38 poles, part of NE 1/4 Sec. 20 T3N R4E, the part allotted to James B. Duncan, son of Charles Duncan decd, and father of Margaret A. Duncan. Reg. 28 Sept. 1848 in Jessamine Co. KY. (MAD: no other deeds nearby for heirs of James B. Duncan)
Madison Co. KY Deeds
6-40: 27 April 1848, Valentine Duncan and wife Ann (X) of Jessamine Co. KY to John Crow of Madison Co. KY, $520, 65 acres on Shoales Branch of Kentucky River adj. Carver's ferry road, A. Cosby, forks of Shoal's Branch; ack. in Jessamine Co. KY. (FHL film 183,297)
11-59/61: 16 March 1858, Ann Duncan, Oliver Duncan, Peter Duncan, Winfield Duncan, Lucy Duncan & John Wesley Duncan by Curtis F. Burnam Comr. in the suit in Equity in the Madison Circuit Court of Valentine Duncan's Admrs vs. his heirs &c, to Bardesom Taylor, for $472.15, sell to said Taylor the tract of land in Madison Co. KY in the KY River, beg. at Carver's big spring on the branch of the KY River at the mouth of Shoal Branch and running down the bank of the river, corner to Zephaniah Fowler, then with his line ... to ... the shoal branch, then up said branch as it meanders ... to ... an elm standing on the north bank of said branch, V. Duncan's corner, then ... to a white oak at the Carver's ferry road, then with said road ... to ... a branch, thence down the branch the meanders thereof ... to the road, then ... the bank of the river, then down the river to the beginning, containing 114 acres, including in this conveyance all the ferry franchises belonging to the grantors over and across the Ky. River with the landing priviledge on the bank of said river on the Jessamine County side. /s/ Ann Duncan, Oliver Duncan, Peter Duncan, Lucy Duncan, Wingfield Duncan, John Wesley Duncan, by C.F. Burnam, Comr. Recorded 9 Feb. 1859. (FHL film 183,300)
Mason Co. KY Deeds (FHL film 281,811)
58-210/211: 8 Jan. 1849, That Ann Duncan decd. by will recorded in Jessamine Co. Court conveyed to Margaret Ann Duncan as long as she remained single and unmarried about 50 acres of land in Mason Co. KY, but when she marries the land is to be divided in 3 equal parts and held by Charles J. Duncan, Julia Brown and said Margaret Ann Duncan, NOW Cyrus S Brown and said Julia Brown his wife of Pike Co. MO for $1 paid and in consideration of a contract to enable said Margaret Ann Duncan to sell the land between Margaret Ann Duncan and Cyrus S. Brown and wife Julia this day made, have released to Margaret Ann Duncan of Jessamine Co. KY their interest to that tract of land containing about 50 acres in Mason Co. KY near the turnpike road leading from Maysville to Flemingsburg, willed by Deborah Ramey to Sanford J. Ramey and by him sold to Ann Duncan and conveyed by her will to Margaret Ann Duncan, recorded in Jessamine Co. KY, together with buildings, rights & privileges & immunities belonging. /s/ C.S. Brown, Julia L. Brown. They appeared before Thomas Buckley, J.P. of Pike Co. MO, 8 Jan. 1849. Certification 15 Jan. 1849 by Samuel F. Murray, Clerk of Pike Co. MO Court, for Thomas Berkley, J.P. Recorded 14 Feb. 1829 Mason Co. KY. (FHL film 281,811)
58-211: 19 Sept. 1848, That Ann Duncan decd. by her will in Jessamine Co. conveyed to Margaret Ann Duncan so long as she remained single and unmarried, about 50 acres of land in Mason Co. KY, when she married the land was to be divided into 3 equal parts and held by Charles J. Duncan, Julia Brown and said Margaret Ann Duncan; Now said Charles J. Duncan of Clarke Co. KY for $1 paid and for a contract to enable said Margaret Ann Duncan to sell the land between said Margaret and said Charles, Now said Charles conveys to said Margaret Ann Duncan of Jessamine Co. KY his interest in the parcel of land containing about 50 acres in Mason Co. KY near the turnpike road from Maysville to Flemingsburgh, being the same willed by Deborah Ramey to Sanford J. Ramey and by him given to Ann Duncan and conveyed by her will to Margaret Ann Duncan, recorded in Jessamine Co. KY, together with buildings, rights & privileges & immunities belonging, warrant title. /s/ C.J. Duncan. He appeared 19 Sept. 1848 before James Armisted, Clerk of Fayette Co. KY Court. Recorded 14 Feb. 1849 Mason Co. KY. (FHL film 281,811)
Shelby Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/22/2014; have JPG images)
D-39/41: Whereas by the will of Benjamin Blackford decd in Jessamine Co. KY, there is by the third item of said will a device made in the following words, ... I will and devise to my executors hereinafter named or such of them as may qualify and act, two tracts of lands in Shelby Co. MO, one of 360 acres and the other of 80 acres, conveyed to me by Russell W. Moss, Sheriff of Shelby Co., refer to deeds of record in last mentioned county, ... to the sole use and benefit of my daughter Polly Broughton during her natural life, not subject to the debts, liabilities or control of her husbnd whomever he may be, and after her death the tracts of land are to go to and be equally divided between all of her children or their legal heirs, and the will appointed Anthony Blackford, Nathan Blackford and William Duncan the executors thereof, and the two latter of whom have heretofore qualified as such in the County Court of Jessamine Co. KY, ... now, we Nathaniel Blackford and William Duncan, executors of said will of Jessamine Co. KY, reposing full confidence and trust in our friends William B. Broughton of Shelby Co. MO and husband of said Polly Broughton, appoint him our attorney to hold said tracts of land and apply the proceeds, proffits and issues to the use of his said wife Polly as directed in said will, and we hereby give to said William B. Broughton as our attorney in fact and plenary powers, confirm all that our said attorney may do. 22 March 1844. /s/ Nathaniel Blackford, Exr., and Wm. Duncan, Executor. The foregoing Power of Attorney ack. by Nathaniel Blackford and William Duncan, executors of Benjamin Blackford decd, to William B. Broughton, ack. before Daniel B. Price, Clerk of Jessamine Co. KY County Court, 15 April 1844. Certification by Jeremiah Dickerton, Senior, presiding Justice of the Peace and of County Court afsd, for Daniel B. Price, 15 April 1844. Filed for record 22 Aug. 1844. (FHL film 981,997)
D-219/221: Benjamin Blackford's Will. I, Benjamin Blackford of Jessamine Co. KY, make this my last will and testament, revoking all others, ... First, my just debts be paid. Second, to my wife $15 provided she survives me. Third I will to my executors hereinafter named or such of them as may qualify and act, two tracts of land in Shelby Co. MO, one of 360 acres, the other of 80 acres, conveyed to me by Russell W. Moss, the Sheriff of Shelby Co., ... to hold said tracts of land ... to the sole use and benefit of my daughter Polly Broughton during her natural life, not subject to the debts, liabilities or control of her husband whomsoever he may be, and after her death said tract of land to be equally divided between all of her children or their legal heirs. Fourth, I authorize my executors to sell the balance of my estate and convert the same to money and give 1/10 to my daughter Desire Gosch?, 1/10 to my son Anthony Blackford, 1/10 to my daughter Nancy Duncan, 1/10 to my daughter Polly Broughton, 1/10 to my son Nathaniel Blackford, 1/10 to my son Hardin Blackford, 1/10 to my son Isaac Blackford, 1/10 to my son James Blackford, 1/10 to my daughter Catharine Vanordall and 1/10 to the children of my son John Blackford decd. Fifth, I have kept and intend to keep a book of charges against my children in which I will charge them with all the advancements, ... they shall be responsible for the same in said division. Sixth, whatever of my estate shall fall to my dau. Polly Broughton under the 4th item shall be held by my executors in trust for her sole use and benefit as the estate left her in the third item ... Seventh, whatsoever of my estate shall fall to my dughter catharine Vanardall shall be held by my executor in trust for her sole use ... not subject to the payments of the debts of her husband, ... and if she dies without issue and any of her estate shall be left, it shall be equally divided as in the fourth item. The balance of my estate is directed to be divided among my children and grandchildren but if she have issue living, at her death, then whatever of my estate may be remaining shall go to said issue. Eighth, my executors shall hold such portion of my estate as shall fall to the children of my son John Blackford decd. and pay it out to them as they arrive at age 21 ... Ninth, I appoint my two sons Anthony Blackford, Nathaniel Blackford, and my son-in-law William Duncan, executors of this my last will and testament. 28 Oct. 1841. /s/ Benjamin Blackford. Wit. W. Clark, Jas. Anderson. Cert. 23 Nov. 1842 by Daniel B. Price, Clerk of Jessamine Co. KY County Court, the foregoing last will of Benjamin Blackford decd. was produced in court and proven by oaths of William Clark and James Anderson, and ordered recorded. Certification 22 March 1844 by Danl. B. Price, Clerk of County Court of Jessamine Co. KY, for the transcript of the will of Benjamin Blackford decd. Certification by Jeremiah Dickerson Senior, presiding Justice of Jessamine Co. KY County Court, for Daniel B. Price, 15 April 1844. Filed for record 29 Aug. 1845. (FHL film 981,997)
Go to the Jessamine Co. KY Histories before 1923
Family Bible of Virginia Price Simpson, from Robert J. Duncan via John A. Duncan 9/1984, with permission to share.
Duncan Bible - 1st page missing - 1st page of New Testament
The New Testament of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ
Translated out of the Greek and with The former translations diligently compared and revised.
Steretyped by E. White, New York, Philadelphia
Published & sold by Kimber and Sharpless at their book store, No. 93 Market St.
Wm. & Nancy Blackford Duncan was married the 22 of Dec. Anno Domini 1813
Rion Duncan & Louisa Tompkins was married June 20th 1837
Catharine Duncan and James Bourn was married Jan 21, 1847
Sally Ann Duncan and Robert Carlisle was married April 9, 1851
James Carlisle & Mary D. Duncan was married the 5th day of Oct. 1854
Benjamin Duncan & Lucy A. Funk was married the 22 of May, 1856
Robert Duncan and Virginia Nave, Nov. 28, 1865, ceremony by Elder S.H. King
Benjamin Blackford was born the 19th day of Feb 1760
Catharine Blackford was born the 6th day of Oct 1770
William Duncan was born 15 day of Jan. anno domini 1788
Nancy Blackford Duncan was born 17th day of Dec. in the year of our Lord 1791
Rion Duncan was born the 6th of Nov. 1814
Margaret Duncan was born the 14th day of January 1817
Catharine Duncan was born the 27th day of July 1819
Sallyan Duncan was born the 21st day of Oct. 1821
James B. Duncan was born the 7th day of Feb. 1824
Robert Duncan was born the 8(?) day of Sept. 1826
Benjamin Sandusky Duncan was born the 13th day of Feb. 1829
Charles Wm was born the 28th day of April 1831
Mary Deziah Duncan was born Sept 25, 1834
Maggy F. daughter of Robt. & Va Duncan born 19th day of Sept 1866
Robert Jacob Duncan was born the 12th day of Sept 1868
Daughter stilborn March 1, 1870
Lizzie Hulda Amanda Virginia daughter of Robert & Virginia Duncan June 23, 1872
Son Aug 5 1876
Miranda Springer dt of Robert & Va Duncan Jany 15 1879 Tuesday 6 oclock 30 min AM
Mary Emma June 11 1881
Benjamin Blackford departed this life Nov. 21, 1842 aged 82 yrs 8 mo & 3 days.
Catharine Blackford departed this life Feb 8 1832 aged 62 yrs 8 mo & 28 days
Nancy, wife of Wm. Duncan died the 24 of June, 1860?
Wm. Duncan died Sept 6, 1863
Margaret Duncan departed this life 1848 aged 30 yrs 11 mo & 20 days - 3rd of Jan 1848
Rion Duncan departed this life Sept 5 1849 with collery aged 34 yrs & 10 mo.
Charles Wm. Duncan departed this life Jan 14, 1852
James B. Duncan departed this life Aug 16 1854
Infant son of Robt. & Va died Aug 14, 1876
"Jessamine (KY) Journal" Friday, November 2, 1888, front page (from Lexington, KY, library, from John A. Duncan 10/1984 with permission to share with others) (MAD: Edenton is in Chowan Co. NC; use with caution, unable to verify from other records)
GENEALOGICAL -- One of the Old Jessamine Families
The Duncans -- Ancient and Modern -- Here and Elsewhere.
To the Editors of the Jessamine Journal:
More than a month since I received the following interesting letter from an unknown kinsman, Charles C. Duncan, of North Carolina, who it appears is a great-nephew of Rawley Duncan, my great-grand-father. As the letter contains many interesting facts which have never been known to any of the living descendants of Rawley Duncan, scattered over the Southern and Western states, I don't think it out of place to request you to give it a place in your paper.
My grand-father, James Duncan, and his brother, Charles Duncan, settled in the present limits of Jessamine county early in the fall of 1788. Charles Duncan was born in Culpepper county, Va., in 1762. He was the father of the late William Duncan, Esq., and the grand-father of Robert and Benjamin Duncan. Charles Duncan died in Washington county, Ind., about the year 1831. My grand-father was also born in Culpeper county, in 1764, and was killed near the mouth of Paint Lick in Madison county, Ky., Nov. 7, 1792, in the twenty-eighth year of his age, leaving a widow and three small children. In 1781 he ran away from home and in company with Nathaniel Harris enlisted in the rebel army under Gen. Greene; was at the battle of Guilford, C.H., and at the siege of Yorktown. Nathaniel Harris afterwards became one of the most distinguished Methodist preachers of the olden times in Kentucky. He was for more than sixty-five years a preacher in the Methodist church in Kentucky, and died in Versailles in 1849, being eighty-four years of age.
I never knew before that my grandfather had two sisters, and a brother named Edward, and that my great-grand-father was in Braddock's defeat in 1755, and enlisted in the American army during the Revolution to resist the invasion of Virginia by Lord Cornwallis and Gen. Arnold. Such facts have never been known to any of their descendants in Kentucky.
Sedge (?) Moor Farm, Near Edenton, N.C. Sept. 18, 1888.
Sam'l. M. Dancan, Nicholasville, Ky.
Dear Sir: -- In the "Sunny South" of Sept. 15th, I have seen and read a very interesting sketch you have recently written concerning the finding of the remains of James Duncan, your grand-father, who was murdered by a party of Indians in the early settlement of Kentucky, near the mouth of Paint Lick creek, in Madison county, Ky., Nov. 7, 1792, in the 28th year of his age, leaving a widow with three small children. In your very interesting notice of your grand-father you state that he was the youngest child of Rawley Duncan, of Culpeper county, Va., that he and his brother Charles Duncan removed from Virginia to Kentucky in the summer of 1788. I am happy to inform you that Rawley Duncan, your great-grand-father, was the oldest brother of my grand-father, Charles Duncan, who was born in Culpeper county, Va., on the 7th of December, 1742. My uncle Rawley was also born in the same county in 1736; was married to Sallie McLane, daughter of James McLane, of Stafford county, in 1759. My grand-father married Susan Bourn, of Orange county, in 1769; had ten children, six sons and four daughters, to wit: Thomas, John, George, Benjamin, Robert, Charles, Susanah, Elizabeth, Louiza and Nancy Ann. Your great-grand-father, Rawley Duncan, according to the "old Colonial church record," was the father of six children, Margaret, Elizabeth, Edward, Charles and James, who was your grand-father, the youngest son of my great-uncle.
My grand-father had a brother James, who was born in 1746, married Sina Browning, of Augusta county, Va., and settled at an early day in Kentucky. Margaret married James Strother, of Fauquier county, and died without issue in 1807. Elizabeth married William Garnett. She had one son who died in Philadelphia in 1801, attending the Medical lectures of the distinguished Dr. Rush. William Duncan, the founder of the family in the colony of Virginia, was born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, Dec. 28th, 1690. He was the grand-son of the Rev. William Duncan who lost his life for refusing to take the "Jacobite Oath" during the reign of Charles II. His grand-son William, settled in Virginia in 1724, and was married to Ruth Rawley, daughter of Mathew Rawley, in 1726. Mathew Rawley was a native of Wales, and was a member of the Church of England and settled in Virginia in 1720. From the record which all Scotch Presbyterians have preserved in their churches, I copy the following record of William Duncan, the founder of the family in Virginia:
Margaret Haldane, born 1727; Mehitable, born 1729; Ruth Elizabeth, born 1732; Mary Ann, born 1734; Rawley Duncan, born 1736; William Jr., born 1739; Charles, born 1742; James, born 1746; Townsend, born 1752.
Rawley Duncan and my grand-father served in the regiment which Washington commanded in the Brittish army when Gen. Braddock was defeated and killed in 1755. My grand-father was severely wounded in the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. When Gen. Arnold, the traitor, invaded Virginia in 1781, my great-uncle and grand-father volunteered to assist in the defense of Richmond, which was threatened by Lord Cornwallis and Gen. Arnold. This was the last military service in which they were engaged during the Revolutionary war. Many of the old Scotch families that settled in Northern Virginia were loyalists, many of them enlisted in the British army and were sent to New York; but all the descendents of William Duncan were true to the cause of freedom during the struggle for American Independence. The old Scotch settlers in Northern Virginia were members of the Presbyterian church and were well trained by their ministers, before the Revolution commenced, to hate English tyranny, and "taxation without representation."
Your great-grand-father and mine were members of the old Timber Ridge church in Rockbridge county. Rawley Duncan and his wife and my grand-father were buried in the old church lot of Timber Ridge. Rawley Duncan died in 1793. My grand-father and grand-mother died the same day, July 9th, 1813. I am the only surviving son of Charles Duncan, who was born in Culpepper county, Va., May 9, 1796. He removed to North Carolina in 1839. He married Susan Bledsoe, of Spottsylvania county.
My mother died in 1856. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, was a devoted Christian. She lived for God and Heaven, possessed largely the Spirit of her Master, loved everybody, and was loved by all. She was an amiable woman, kind hearted to the poor in every station of life. She was prompted in all she said and did by love. Hers was a religion known by all with whom she was associated, who felt its power by her pious walk and Christ-like example. She met death without the least fear, and bore her sufferings with more than human patience.
My father died of cholera in Havana, in July, 1852. He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church for twenty years before his death. An unostentatious man, he was emphatically an upright one, and a zealous and consistent Christian. As a citizen, neighbor and friend he was among the liberal, the useful, and the trusted. Calm and unruffled in temperment, he met life without repining or contention. Sound in judgment and unswerving in principle, he gained respect without seeking it; too modest to covet promotion, he filled with credit the high duties that were laid upon him, in the Church, as in spheres strictly secular or educational, he was confided in because he deserved to be. He didn't reserve for the service of his Maker the dregs of a life devoted to the God of this world. No; in the vigor of his manhood, when the honors of the world held forth their flattering allurements, he "chose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season." Many times when he was laid upon a bed of sickness from which we could not hope he would rise, have I seen him full of joy, and longing to depart and be with Christ.
As before stated, my father died of cholera in Havana on the 7th of July, 1852. His remains were brought home and deposited in the cemetery at Edenton, by the side of my mother.
I will inform you, in conclusion, that I was born Nov. 10, 1823, to (sic) Fairfax county, Va.; was married in (sic) Amelia Tibbetts in January, 1849. I have six sons and two daughters. My daughters are married and reside in Texas. Three of my sons are also married and reside in Alabama. My youngest son lives with me.
As I have written a long and tedious letter, I trust you will not throw it aside, and be kind enough to write me a long letter. My wife and myself have read your interesting notice of your grand-father in the "Sunny South" with great pleasure and profit. Let me often hear from you.
Your friend and kinsman,
Charles C. Duncan.
"Descendants of William Duncan The Elder" by Nancy Reba Roy (died 1977), 1959 (Los Angeles Public Library book R929.2 D911-3 and other libraries)
Pages 1 to 4 discuss briefly some of the early Duncan families, including that of Jessamine Co. KY; pg.225 refers to pg.26 in Julia Ardery's "Duncans of Bourbon Co. KY" and has further discussion of this family.
Handwritten in 6 pages in back of book: "Gen. & Hist. Notes on Culpepper Co. VA" by Raleigh Traverse Green (compiled & published by), published 1900, original by Dr. Phillip Slaughter, "History of St. Mark's Parish" in Owensboro KY Library, writer unknown (from June Ricketts 7/1983)
There is a brief lineage starting with "Gen A - From Bible of Rev. Wm. Duncan - pub. 1565; Rev. William Duncan - b Jue 7- 1613 - d (blank); Born Perthshire Scotland; Married in Glascow - Scotland Aug. 29 - 1636 Sasan Haldene, dau. Richard Haldane & Mary Kennett; this lineage continues through the Jessamine Co. KY Duncans.
MAD: A typed manuscript genealogy by "S.M. Duncan," dated November 12, 1891, states: "I have furnished you a long list of the descendents of Charles Duncan, your Great Grandfather and also the descendents of James S. my Grandfather. I am indebted to Dr. George Armistead Duncan who is the writer of the letter to me from Culpepper County, Virginia, in 1872." However, the letter quoted seems to be almost identical to the 18 Sept. 1888 letter from Charles C. Duncan, grandson of Rawley's brother Charles Duncan, and list of children above plus another son Townsend, published in the Jessamine Journal on Nov. 2, 1888.
"Wayne Co. KY Vital Records" Vol.3 by June Baldwin Bork, ca 1972 (FHL book 976.964 V2b from Vivian Biddle 1981)
Pg.124 has a transcript of the Baylis Washington Duncan Family Bible, contributed by James B. Duncan of Taylor, Michigan, starting with:
Alexander C. Duncan was born in Russell Co., Virginia 8 June 1787 (MAD: 1840 Jessamine Co. KY)
Hannah A. Duncan was born in Rowan Co., North Carolina 1793, married in 1809 (MAD: mar. 12/17/1809 Pulaski Co. KY)
James Duncan, grandfather of B.W. Duncan was born in Culpeper Co., Virginia on 19 January 1757. He was the eldest son of Raleigh Duncan a native of Perthshire, Scotland who married Nancy Chowning of Culpeper Co., Va.
James Duncan was murdered by the Indians in 1790. He married Mary Crockett of Virginia in 1785. (MAD: Mary [Crockett] Duncan mar. William Carver 8/27/1799 Madison Co. KY, to Cass Co. IL)
Townsend Duncan the ancestor of B.W. Duncan came to Virginia in 1730.
"The Kentucky Genealogist" Vol.15#1, Jan. 1973 (from Evelyn Sigler 4/1982)
Pg.7-8 has a transcript of the same Bible of B.W. Duncan of Wayne Co. KY, and the note that "The entries of births, marriages and deaths were copied by James B. Duncan exactly as they appear, without alterations, clarification of nicknames or corrections of misspellings." It includes:
Alexander C. Duncan was born in Rupell County, Virginia June 8, 1787
Hannah A. Duncan was born in Rowan County North Carolina 1793
James Duncan the grandfather of B.W. Duncan was born in Culpeper Co. Virginia January 19, 1757. He was the eldest son of Raleigh Duncan who was a native of Perthshire, Scotland, who married Nancy Chowning of Culpeper Co. Virginia
Townsend Duncan the ancestor of B.W. Duncan came to Virginia in 1703
(and under DEATHS) James Duncan was murdered by Indians in 1790. He married Nancy Crockett of Virginia in 1785.
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