Duncans in Kenton Co. KY


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

Last revised June 10, 2012

Formed 1840 from Campbell


1840 Kenton Co. KY Census
Pg.269  James M. Duncan      0000,1  -  1000,1

1850 Kenton Co. KY Census
City of Covington
Pg.233, #325, James M. DUNCAN 35 VA engineer
                  Mary 33 NY
                  Abigail 10, Fidelity 7 KY
                  Charles 4, William 2 KY
                  (MAD: mar. Mary Ann Reese 7/13/1838 Campbell Co. KY; 1860 Carter Co. KY census)
Covington Ward 7
Pg.309, #1544-1566, George DINECAN 35 KY teamster $500
                  Sida (f) 36 KY
                  (no children) (indexed DUECAN)
                  (MAD: George Duncan mar. Sidda/Lidda/Leddy Taylor 9/23/1835 Bourbon Co. KY, son of Roger Duncan d.1840; 1850 Kenton Co. KY; 1860 Moultrie Co. IL; 1870-1880 Pettis Co. MO)

1850 Bath Co. KY Census
Division 2
Pg.3, #37, Berry SHULTZ 31 Kenton KY blacksmith
                  Nancy 31 Kenton $350
                  Virginia C. 7, Sarah H. 5 Kenton
                  Elizabeth MARKWILL 19 Kenton
                  Elizabeth COOPER 75 VA
                  Joseph STEPHENS 22 Kenton blacksmith
                  Caroline DUNCAN 24 Kenton "C" (in Color column)
                  Mary 1 Kenton "C"

1860 Kenton Co. KY Census
Covington District 1
Pg.401, #871-877, William CULBERTSON 72 IRE farmer $5700-$500
                  Nancy 50 OH
                  John WATSON 27 IRE farm laborer
                  Frank DAVIS 21 KY
                  John DUNCAN 64 KY laborer
                  (MAD: ?? 1850 Boone Co. KY census; see also Emily age 53 p.653 below)
Crittenden District 1
Pg.470, #1378-1376, Elzy BROWN 41 KY farmer $2400-$800
                  Mary 39 KY
                  Nancy E. 15, Lucy A. 13 KY
                  Melvina (f) 10, Ella 5 KY
                  Richard DUNCAN 12 UNKnown
                  Mary F. BATES 2 OH
Covington, Ward 1
Pg.553, #292-354, Benjamin DUNCAN 35 ENGland boiler rolling mill $0-$100
                  Elizabeth 35 ENGland
                  Harritt (f) 8, Martha 3, John 1 KY
Covington, Ward 2
Pg.570, #393-486, Nicholas MOUNT 28 OH laborer $0-$60
                  Elizabeth 28 KY
                  Sarah 8, Mary 7 KY
                  Levina 4, William 1 KY
Pg.570, #393-487, Debba WALLACE (f) 55 MD pauper $0-$25 washerwoman
                  Joseph DUNCAN 9 OH
                  John 7, Albert 5 OH
Covington, Ward 4
Pg.653, #894-1066, Emily DUNCAN 52 KY (blank) $0-$150
                  John 27 KY printer
                  Elizabeth 24 KY
                  Ezeriah (m) 17, Eliza 14 KY
                  Joseph 11 KY
                  (MAD: Emily ?? possibly the widow of John Wesley Duncan ? of 1850 Hamilton Co. OH census, see also 1860 Hamilton Co. OH census, Cincinnati W-14; her son Joseph G. age 11 b. 1849 Mason Co. KY; see also John age 64 pg.401 above)
Covington, Ward 7
Pg.889, #2331-2916, George GOODHUE 26 ENGland cabinet maker $0-$175
                  Maranda 22 IN
                  George 4, Carrie 5/12 KY
                  Margaret DUNCAN 18 IL
                  (MAD: perhaps the widow of Charles Duncan 21 KY died 2/1860)

1870 Kenton Co. KY Census
Covington, Ward 4
Pg.228, #74-82, WALLACE, Jesse 36 KY (white) cigar maker $0-$75
                  Elizabeth 34 KY keeps house
                  Emma (f) 2 KY
                  Edward 3/12 KY b.Jan.
                  DUNCAN, Emily 62 OH (white)
Pg.234, #154-180, RUSK, William 46 KY (white) S.B. Captain $10,000-$5,000
                  Martha 42 KY keeps house
                  James 21 KY S.B. Clerk
                  Elizabeth 19 MO
                  John 15 MO
                  William 13 KY
                  Thomas 10 KY
                  Logan 7 KY
                  Allice 3 KY
                  DUNCAN, Adeline 35 KY BLACK domestic servant
Covington, Ward 1
Pg.311, #37-40, DUNCAN, Thos. 44 KY (white) whol. grocer & comissioner?, $42,800-$20,000
                  Nancy 36 KY keeping house
                  Geo. W. 15 KY at home
                  Mary C. 13 KY attending school
                  Augusta W. (f) 8, Chas. H. 4, Thos. J. 1 KY
                  [DUNCAN,] Fanny 19 KY MULATTO domestic
                  Italine? (f) 18 KY MULATTO domestic
                  (MAD: 1860 Jefferson Co. KY census)
Covington, Ward 2
Pg.358, #97-148, DUNCAN, Mary A. 52 NY (white) keeping house $0-$100
                  Charles E. 24 KY fact engineer
                  Wm. E. 22 KY works shoe fact.
                  Martha E. 18 KY seamstress
                  Catherine 14 KY attending school
                  Nancy R. 11 KY attending school
                  (MAD: family of James Duncan in 1860 Carter Co. KY census; Mary A. plainly born NY, not KY)
West Covington
Pg.338, #9-9, DUNCAN, Ralph 51 ENG iron finisher $1200-$100, parents of foreign birth
                  Merriah? (f) 47 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Emma 14 OH at school, parents of foreign birth
                  George 12 OH at school, parents of foreign birth
                  William 9 KY, parents of foreign birth
                  Merriah? (Muriah?) (m) 5 KY, parents of foreign birth


Kenton Co. KY Marriages
      Book 1, 1840-1851 - no Duncan groom, no bride index (FHL film 551,093)
      Mar. Bonds 5/18/1840 - 10/11/1851 - no index (FHL film 551,096)


Union Co. KY Deed
      W-463/464: 24 Oct. 1868, Frances Ford of City of Cincinnati, OH, for $13,000 paid by Sanford Duncan of City of Covington, KY, sell real estate, all that parcel of land in Union Co. KY on waters of Ohio River, beg. on the bank of the Ohio River on the line of the original survey of 2,000 acres purchased by Joshua Morris, then with Morris' line to ... the river with its meanders, containing 264 acres more or less, being the same tract conveyed by T.T. Watson to Francis Ford, together with appurtenances, warrant title. A lien is retained to secure payment of notes: one note executed by Sanford Duncan to Francis Ford for $3,333.33-1/3 due 24 Oct. 1869, one due 24 Oct. 1870 and one due 24 Oct. 1871, all three notes bearing even date, and amounting to sum of $10,000, said notes being part of the purchase money. /s/ Frncis Ford. Wit. James R. Challin, Jos. St.Thornton. James R. Challin, a Commissioner of Deeds, was ack. by Frances Ford, 4 Nov. 1868. 3 July 1864, recorded. (MAD: Covington, Kenton Co. KY) (FHL film 561,097)

Scott Co. TN Deed (FHL film 926,301)
      N-118/122: 30 June 1880 ... the lands which belonged to Jas. S. Duncan decd. were sold under a decree of the Chancery Court of Morgan Co. in the case of E.R. & Craven Duncan Admrs &c, vs. Emma Duncan widow on 24?? May 1864 and Edward A. Linn became purchaser... and said Edwd. H?. Linn having conveyed said lands in equal undivided ?? to George G?. Brown and Johnathan S. Christie and the said Johnathan S. Christie having afterward conveyed his undivided moiety in said lands to George F. Brown, and said George F. Brown ... to quiet his title ... to Craven Duncan and wife Parthenia, Burton M. Duncan and wife Verina, Russel S. Davis and wife Mary formerly Mary Duncan, Henry C. Dawn? and wife Lydia formerly Lydia Duncan and Jane Elizabeth Maroney, now ... conveyance from said George F. Brown of his remainder interest of the dower estate or life estate of Emma Duncan, widow of James S. Duncan, (list of 24 tracts, giving acreage and location and when James S. Duncan acquired them) /s/ Craven Duncan, Parthena (X) Duncan, Russel S. Davis, Mary (X) A. Davis, Jane E. (X) Maroney, H.C. Dawn, Lydia S. Dawn. B.M. Duncan, Vestina Duncan. Wit. E.R. Duncan, Thomas Butler, J.C. Parker. Witnesses as to Craven Duncan, Parthena Duncan, Russel S. Davis, Mary A. Davis and Jane E. Maroney. Attest John Pemberton. Craven Duncan & wife Parthena, Russel S. Davis & wife Mary A., and Jane E. Maroney appeared in Scott Co. TN. H.E. Dawn and wife Lydia S. Dawn appeared in Kenton Co. KY. B.M. Duncan and wife Vestina appeared in Scott Co. TN. Recorded Sept. 28, 1880. (FHL film 926,301)


"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (from John A. Duncan 1995, and FHL film 1,463,599 for Regiment organization)
      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.255, Company C, 10th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Maysville, [Mason Co.] KY: James H. Duncan, Private, enr. Aug. 10, 1862; mustered in Sept. 9, 1862 at Covington, [Kenton Co.] KY, for 1 year; mustered out Sept. 16, 1863 at Maysville, KY.

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.II (from John A. Duncan 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.561, Company F, 55th KY Volunteer Mounted Infantry, organized at Covington, [Kenton Co.] KY: Thomas Duncan, Private, enr. Nov. 5, 1864; mustered in Nov. 5, 1864 at Covington, KY, for 1 year; deserted March 1, 1865, at Covington, KY.

"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.79, Company C, 117th US Colored Infantry: Henry Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in Aug. 15, 1864, at Covington, [Kenton Co.] KY.
      Pg.82, Company H, 117th US Colored Infantry: John Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in Sept. 1, 1864, at Covington, [Kenton Co.] KY.
      Pg.178, Company M, 13th US Colored Artillery (Heavy): John Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in March 28, 1864, at Covington, [Kenton Co.] KY.
      Pg.178, Company M, 13th US Colored Artillery (Heavy): Joe Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in March 28, 1864, at Covington, [Kenton 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 E., widow Duncan, Libbie; E 14 KY Inf.; 1887 May 5, Invalid Appl. #608566, Cert. #480707 KY; 1890 June 16, Widow Appl. #425687, Cert. #285766, KY. (MAD: 1850 Kenton Co. KY census; mustered in at Louisa, Lawrence Co. KY; Kenton Co. KY 1890 Veterans census)
      Duncan, James H., widow Duncan, Mary J., minor Jessee, Eliza J., Gdn.; C 10 KY Cav.; 1885 June 3, Invalid Appl. #541372, no cert.; 1890 July 24, Widow Appl. #446828, Cert. #318315, KY; 1897 May 20, Minor Appl. #654590, Cert. #456803, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Covington, Kenton Co. KY; ? Breathitt Co. KY 1890)
      Duncan, James M., widow Duncan, Mary A.; Corp. E 14 KY Inf.; 1871 March 2, Widow Appl. #194185, Cert. #156728. (MAD: 1850 Kenton Co. KY; mustered in at Louisa, Lawrence Co. KY; Breathitt Co. KY 1890)

HISTORIES before 1923

1888 "KY, a History of the State" 7th Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt; and from Evelyn Sigler 7/1982)
      Pg.36. JOHN D. COLLINS MD, native of Winchester, Clark Co. KY, born July 11, 1823, second of ten children born to Dr. Orville & Polly (Christy) Collins, she a native of Clark Co. and dau. of John Christy. Dr. Orville Collins was born in 1798, a son of Dillard and Sallie (Duncan) Collins; Dillard Collins was born in VA, one of earliest settlers in Clark Co. KY; county clerk of Clark Co. one term, farmer. At age of ten years, John D. Collins moved with his parents to Hopkinsville [Christian Co.], KY. In 1840 he commenced to read medicine, graduated March 1845 from medical department of Kemper College, St. Louis, MO; located at Madisonville and practiced with his father until 1853, then attended Eclectic Medical College at Cincinnati, OH, where he graduated. Returned to Madisonville, until June, 1861, when he joined the Confederate Army as a surgeon, until close of war, when he located in Henderson Co. KY. In Nov. 1845 he married Elvira Hatchitt of Henderson Co., dau. of John A., three children, two living: Lield, who married J.D. Gunn of Toronto, Canada West, and R.A. who is a teacher in the high school in Evansville. Mrs. Collins died in 1867, and Oct. 28, 1879, Dr. Collins married Sadie McMillan of Mason Co. KY, dau. of James and Elizabeth (Webb) McMillan. Dr. Collins moved to Covington [Kenton Co.] in 1881, where he has since resided, Christian Church, his wife in Baptist Church.
      Pg.70-2. THE GRAVES FAMILY, of Kenton. Bartlett Graves, the ancestor of the Graves family, of Kenton Co. KY, and one of the early pioneers of KY, was born in Louisa Co. VA in the year 1766; he was the son of Thomas and Susan (Bartlett) Graves who moved from VA to KY as early as 1785, settling near Bryant's Station, and whose descendants are still numerous in Scott and Fayette Cos. (more on Graves ancestry and family) Bartlett first married Miss Frances Lane, of VA; children: Bartlett, Henry and Polly; Bartlett was a lawyer and lived in Barren Co. near Glasgow, Henry lived near Erlanger and afterward moved to MO, Polly married the late William Grant of Petersburg, Boone Co. Mr. Graves came to Campbell Co., then including Kenton, early in this century. His wife dying, he married Miss Patterson, no children; Left again a widower, he married Miss Betsey Leathers; in 1807 they settled on the farm where the town of Erlanger has recently been laid out. He died in 1858; she in 1867. ... John L. Graves, the eldest son, so long a well known citizen in Kenton and Boone Cos., now lives near Middleton [?Butler Co.], OH, surrounded by an interesting family, the children of his second marriage. His second wife was Miss Martha Lucas, of OH. His first wife was Miss Maria Graves, of Boone Co. KY. The late Mrs. William Duncan, of Burlington [Boone Co.], was one of the daughters of this marriage. Milton W. Graves, the second son of Bartlett and Elizabeth Graves, married Miss Catherine A. Osborne. ... Among great-grandsons of Bartlett Graves are ... Dr. Duncan. (footnote: The notes of the Graves Family were furnished mainly by John L. Graves, Milton W. Graves and Mrs. Anna C. Graves, the three oldest representatives of the name in this branch of the family.)

"Shaffer's advertising directory for 1839-40" (Hamilton Co. OH and Kenton Co. KY) by David Henry Shaffer; pub. Cincinnati: Printed by J.B. & R.P. Donogh, c1839, 533 pgs. (LH8071, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Pg.437: Covington. Duncan, J.M. (Va) Engineer at Cotton Fcy, res near same. (MAD: Kenton Co. KY)


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