Duncans in Mason Co. KY


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

Last revised October 28, 2014

Formed 1788 from Bourbon
Campbell formed 1794 from Harrison, Mason, Scott
Bracken formed 1796 from Campbell, Mason
Fleming formed 1798 from Mason
Floyd formed 1799 from Fleming, Mason, Montgomery
Nicholas formed 1799 from Bourbon, Mason
Greenup formed 1803 from Mason
Lewis formed 1806 from Mason
Robertson formed 1867 from Nicholas, Bracken, Mason, Fleming, Harrison


1810 Mason Co. KY Census; semi-alphabetic
Pg.275  DUNHAM, Samuel         10100      - 10100
   276  Duncan, Walter         10100      - 00100
          (MAD: Walter Duncan mar. Amelia Asberry
            2/25/1808 Fleming Co. KY)
   279  Duncan, David Sen.     00311      - 00201
          (MAD: one David Duncan mar. Margaret Brown 11/5/1795)
   301  Duncan, Ennis          11101      - 11101
          (MAD: wife Ann per 1798 deed E-47)

1820 Mason Co. KY Census
Pg. 60  Walter Duncan          200010     - 10010
          (MAD: Deed Z-306: 9 Oct. 1828, Walton Duncan and
            Parmelia ("Milly") his wife, of Mason Co. to
            Joseph Wallingford, land in Mason Co.; 1830-1840
            Gibson Co. IN census; 1850 Jackson Co. MO census)
    67  Ennis Duncan           010001     - 00001
    78  Ths. Duncan            110210     - 00010
        Jos. Duncan            200100     - 00100
    79  Ennis Duncan           200011     - 11100
          (MAD: one Ennis Duncan mar. Mrs. Malinda (Masters)
            Mefford 9/23/1816)

1830 Mason Co. KY Census
Pg.182  Westley Duncan         0000,1     - 1000,1
          (MAD: ? one John W. Duncan mar. Emily McClelland
   185  Mrs. Nancy Duncan      0002,52    - 0000,101
   214  Joseph Duncan          0001,11    - 0000,02

1840 Mason Co. KY Census
Pg. 28  Mrs. Nancy Duncan      0000,11    - 0000,0001  Maysville
    34  Matthew Duncan         1000,1     - 0001
    38  John W. Duncan         1200,01    - 1010,1
    54  Joseph Duncan          0000,001   - 0011,1
          (MAD: Joseph Duncan mar. Martha Payne 5/15/1839)

1850 Mason Co. KY Census
District 2
Pg.57, #9, Joseph DUNCAN 56 VA farmer $16000
                  Martha A. 34 KY
                  Reuben FANCHER 9 KY
                  Charles FURGERSON 32 KY farmer
                  Angeline 24 KY
                  Martha A. 6, Jane M. 3 KY
                  Gerome B. 4/12 KY
                  (MAD: Reuben FANCHER's name changed to DUNCAN in 1860)
Pg.58, #16, Alfred W. PEED 35 KY
                  Mary 31 KY
                  Elizabeth J. 14, Caroline C. 12 KY
                  Dorothy E. 9, Mary A. 7 KY
                  John J. 4, Joseph D. 2 KY
                  John PEED Sr. 70 VA farmer $6000
                  James MARSHALL 59 VA farmer
                  Andrew DUNCAN 31 KY BLACK
Pg.98, #590, John EVENS 65 VA cooper & family
                  John DUNCAN 45 England hemp dealer
                  others rope maker, spinner, from England
Maysville Dist.
Pg.113, #795, Pibgtore? OLLIVER 30 VA carpenter
                  Elizabeth 25 VA
                  Abwilda (f) 9, Arabella 5, Emily 2 KY
                  Mathew DUNCAN 38 PA --avemaker? $1000
                  Julia A. 30 VA
                  William B. 13 VA
                  James A. 11 KY
                  Adaline 6 OH
                  Anna DIMMITT? 14 KY
                  (MAD: Matthew mar. Julyann Harris 11/10/1836 Ohio Co. WV; Julia & ch. in 1860 Jefferson Co. IN census)

1860 Mason Co. KY Census
District 2, P.O. Mayslick
Pg.69, #485-470, Joseph DUCAN 66 MD farmer $20,000-$6,000
                  Martha 44 KY
                  William H. 19 KY farmer
                  John GLASSFORD 22 KY farm laborer
Pg.70, #496-480, Andrew DUNCAN 35 KY BLACK farmer $1800-400
                  Jesse (m) 45 KY BLACK farm laborer
                  Martha 70 VA BLACK
                  Jefferson 40 KY BLACK farm laborer
                  Harriet 33 KY MULATTO
                  Francis (m) 11 KY MULATTO
Lowers Dist., P.O. Maysville
Pg.189, #60-63, Frank MYERS 32 KY farmer $0-400
                  Lonna (f) 26 KY
                  Chas. F. 3, Adelaide 2 KY
                  Helen 10/12 KY
                  Lavinia DUNCAN 15 KY
                  Wilson HUGHES 24 OH day laborer
Pg.297, #100-117, Fairfax T. WILLETT 55 MD master carpenter $3000-$0
                  Henry 35 KY carpenter
                  Robert 33 KY carpenter
                  Susan DUNCAN 25 KY (blank) $50-$0
                  (MAD: ? Lithgo W. Duncan mar. Louisa Willett 3/29/1843)
District 3, P.O. Maysville
Pg.351, #471-537, John DUNCAN 57 England flax Lredler? $0-0
                  Ellan A. (f) 52 England millerner
                  Maybel 24 England millerner
                  Francis (m) 19 England cotton carder
                  Alice 17 England laboring
                  Alice DILLON 17 Ireland app. millerner

1870 Mason Co. KY Census
Mayslick Precinct
Pg.355, #92-92, DANKIN, Andrew 40 KY BLACK farmer $600-$300
                  Jesse 65 KY BLACK farmer $600-$0
                  Jefferson 63 KY BLACK laborer
                  JORDAN, Charles 25 KY BLACK laborer
                  Frances (f) 21 KY MULATTO keeping house
                  Andrew 3, Hattie J. (f) 1 KY BLACK
                  DANKIN, Martha 100 MD BLACK at home
                  GREEN, Sarah 25 KY BLACK domestic servant
                  LOW, Andrew 10 KY BLACK at home
Pg.361, #45-51, DESENLEY?, William 27 KY BLACK farm hand $0-$0
                  Lidia 30 KY BLACK keeps house
                  COOPPIR? (CAOFEKIR?), James 16 KY BLACK at home
                  Harris 4 KY BLACK at home
                  DUNKIN, Mary 75 KY BLACK domestic servant
Pg.367, #117-129, DUNKIN, Reuben 28 KY (white) farmer $0-$2000
                  Charity E. 24 KY keeps house
                  Mary 4, Martha 3 KY
                  Joseph J. 8/12 KY b.Sept.


Mason Co. KY Marriages (FHL film 1,534,055)
      Vol.8 pg.1, bond, marriage of Wheeland Kelly to Jemima Hillis, 25 July 1866, bdm. Horace January. Small paper attached: I was born in Clark Co. KY my father name was Wm. Duncan my mother name was Jemima McEntire This is as far back as I can recollect. Aged 33. I was born and raised in Clark Co. KY. /s/ Jemima Hillis.
      (MAD: No Hillis in 1860 census index Mason, Clark or Nicholas Co. KY; no Hillis mar. in Vol. 7 mar. bonds; no Hills to a Jemima ---- in Vol.7)


Mason Co. KY Wills
      Book A, B, C - no Duncan (FHL film 281,822)
      Book D 1815-19; Book E 1819-23 - no Duncan (FHL film 281,823)
      F-378: 5 March 1826, Thomas Duncan; wife Nancy; son James when arrives of age (property); son Lythgo (later Lithgo) ballance of real estate when of age; my new brick house on the corner lot; wish Nancy Armstrong to live with and be supported with my dear wife as long as she remain unmarried; exec. Dowman B. Hawes and William B. Phillips. Wit. William Tinker, Jonathan Swan Jr., Thomas W. Nelson, John Chambers. Prob. April, 1826; administration granted to Nancy Duncan. (FHL film 281,823) (MAD: ?? see James in 1850 Clermont Co. OH census; one James Duncan b. 1/11/1815 Mason Co. KY, d. 8/5/1889, mar. 4/14/1837 to (Margaret Bulus? Barnes?) Margaret Hulen, both buried in Columbia Cemetery, Boone Co. MO; from "Tombstone Records of Boone Co. MO"; from Marilyn Michaels 2/1983)
      G-1: 21 April 1826, Thomas Duncan, decd, inventory by Mrs. Nancy Duncan. (FHL film 281,824)
      G-79: 13 Dec. 1825, David Duncan; son James Duncan and also note on him 24 Feb. 1794; 4 children of my son David Duncan decd, viz, Lucius, Alfred, Maria and Greer, $20 each if it can be made out of a debt due me from their father dated 14 Dec. 1805; son Ennis Duncan $100 to be credited on a note assigned to me on him by Joseph Duncan dated 10 May 1815; 2 daus. Elizabeth and Jane keep property they have acquired for themselves since they have become of lawful age; daughter Nancy Lindsey $2; 1/8 part to the seven children of my son William Duncan decd to be equally divided; 1/8 part to son Martin Duncan; 1/8 part to dau. Polly Campbell; 1/8 part to dau. Nancy Lindsey or her children; 1/8 part to dau. Elizabeth Duncan; 1/8 part to dau. Jane Duncan; 1/8 part to son Benjamin Duncan; 1/8 part to son Joseph Duncan. Son Joseph Duncan trustee for dau. Nancy Lindsey; son Joseph Duncan and such other person as he may choose if he wants as executor. Wit. Benjamin Umstatta, Jas. Morris.
            Codicil: Nancy Lindsey to have share equal with her sister Polly Campbell, no restrictions. Daus. Jane and Elizabeth executors with son Joseph. 3 Feb. 1826. Wit. Jas. Morris, Benjamin Umstatte.
            Codicil: Son Joseph spent much time at my business; divide property into nine shares, Joseph to get two shares. 9 April 1827. (David Duncan signed this codicil by mark). Wit. Jas. Morris, Charles Burgess. Probated June, 1827.
      H-397, 411, 414: Same, inventory, etc. (FHL film 281,824)
      Book I-J, Book K 1834-1836: no Duncan (FHL film 281,825)
      Book L 1836-39; Book M 1839-43: no Duncan (FHL film 281,826)
      Book N 1843-47: no index front or back. (FHL film 281,827)
            N-13: Will of Lithgo W. Duncan, 1843 - see McCracken Co. KY will A-317.
      O-104, 105: Sept. 1848, Inventory of Malinda Duncan included note on David McCarty due 25 July 1846. Sales to Joseph Mefford, Carter Bell, Mrs. Evans by S. B. Goggin. Admr. filed Sept. 1848. (FHL film 281,827)


Go to the Mason Co. KY Land Records


Mason Co. KY Order Book, from Circuit Clerk's Office (from mixed KY files of Kay D. Hampton loaned through Lu Durham 5/1988, now at Platte Co. MO Historical Society)
      Order Book 5-324: Aug. 1, 1811, Ennis Duncan, formerly a subject of the King of the UK of Great Brittain and Ireland, came personally into court and having proven satisfactorily to the court as well his residence within the US during the time prescribed in the Act to Establish rules of naturalization ...
      Order Book 5-326: Ordered that the order made today respecting the naturalization of Ennis Duncan be rescinded and that the following be substituted in lieu thereof, viz: Ennis Duncan, a native of Ireland who has been residing in the US since the year 1795, came into court and took oath required by an act of Congress raised on the 14th day of April, 1802. That it is his bonafide intention to become a citizen of the US and that he does renounce forever all allegiance to any foreign prince, potentage, ... and particularly to George the Third, King of the UK of Great Brittain and Ireland.


Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, James; SO 1434, SC 935; BL 3995-40-50, 1363-120-55; Private Capt. Arthur Mitchell's Co. KY Mil. 8/28/1813 to Nov. 3, 1813; Sol. res. 1850 Hamilton Co. OH, 1855, 1871 Cincinnati, OH, 1875 Indianapolis, IN; maiden name of wife Nancy Duncan (sic) mar. June 6, 1816, Mason Co. KY.

"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.
      Pg.933, Company F, 16th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Camp Lee near Maysville, [Mason Co.] KY: Franklin Duncan, Private, enr. Nov. 1, 1861, mustered in Dec. 21, 1861 at Camp Temple, KY, for 3 years; mustered out (blank).
      Pg.936, Company H, 16th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Camp Lee near Maysville, [Mason Co.] KY: Wm. H. Duncan, Private, enr. Oct. 12, 1861; mustered in Dec. 18, 1861 at Camp Lee, KY, for 3 years.

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, Franklin; F 16 KY Inf.; 1890 Aug. 5, Invalid Appl. #867675, Cert. #680850, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Camp Temple, ? near Maysville, [Mason Co.] KY; Mason, Fleming, Bracken, Lewis and Whitley Cos. KY)
      Duncan, William H.; H 16 KY Inf.; 1875 Nov. 13, Invalid Appl. #210333, Cert. #217834. (MAD: mustered in at Camp Lee, near Maysville, [Mason Co.] KY; Mason, Fleming, Bracken, Lewis and Whitley Cos. KY) (MAD: 1860 Fleming Co. KY census)


Fleming Co. KY Deeds
      C-193: 4 Dec. 1805, Wm. Gist and John Kay and Margarett Craig, exors of Andw. Gatewood decd of Fayette Co. KY, to David Duncan of Mason Co. KY, for 5 shillings, 900 acres on Triplett's Creek, adj. SE corner of said Gatewood's 11,918a survey, being the portion of Benj. Holliday's claim held in partnership with said Andrew Gatewood decd, and by said Holliday sold to above David Duncan; this deed only warrants and defends from Gatewood's heirs without liability or recourse. (FHL film 343,974)
      D-133: 2 Oct. 1810, William Darnel and wife Mary of Fleming Co. KY to Martin Duncan of Mason Co. KY, $600, 75 acres on Johnston's Fork of Licking, adj. a line of Hugh & William Campbell heir to Robert Campbell assignee of William Hais (sic), line of Ambrose Walden's 1,333-1/3 acre survey, John Walden's survey, part of Tabb's & Crutchers 1,000 acre survey, legal title to which is no (sic) in William Darnel. Wit. George W. Botts, D.C. (Deputy Clerk). (FHL film 343,975)
      T-282: 9 May 1836, Andrew Curcier and Danl. W. Cosee by Jas. Crawford, attorney in fact for both, to Joseph Duncan of Mason Co. KY, $495.25, 111 acres 11 poles sold by George Reinhold to Wm. Stockdale to said Duncan, adj. Podges heirs, John McCain, William Stout and William Fuens?, same land now in possession of Wm. Stockdale and his son James Stockdale. (FHL film 343,982)
      V-75: 9 Oct. 1837, William Moritze of Tarbut Twp, Northumberland Co. PA, and wife Mary Catharine, to Robert Hayes and O.P. Duncan of Lewisburg, Union Co. PA, $1,500 PA money, their interest in a large body of land containing about 7335 acres in Mason formerly Fayette Co. KY, David Moritze died seized ... (FHL film 343,984; more on title to land, including quote from David Moritze's will).
      X-421: 6 Aug. 1842, William P. Stout of Fleming Co. KY to Joseph Duncan of Mason Co. KY, mortgage of 50 acres Licking River (not copied further) (FHL film 343,985)
      Y-6: 22 Sept. 1842, John McClean of Fleming Co. KY to Joseph Duncan of Mason Co. KY, mortgage of 133 acres Johnson Creek (not copied further) (FHL film 343,985)
      Y-258: 26 June 1843, William Dye and Henry D. Burgess of Fleming Co. to Joseph Duncan and William P. Fox of Mason Co., mortgage (land not copied).
      27-114: 24 March 1845, David Morris and wife Mariah of Mason Co. KY, to William P. Fox for $686.65 and Joseph Duncan for $418.39 and Alfred M. Peede & Charles A. Burgess for $248.96, of same county, $1354; 378 acres (sheriff's sale, chain of title given but not copied here). (FHL film 343,987)
      27-263: 1 March 1846 Joseph Duncan and wife Martha Ann of Mason Co. KY to Ezekiel Runyon of Mason Co. KY, $1250, 111 acres 11 poles on Johnsons Fork of Licking River, now occupied by said Runyon, adj. on N by lands of William Fields and William P. Stout, SE by heirs of Robert Pogue decd, SW by lands of John McClain and ?L?upes Thompson. (FHL film 343,987)

Jessamine Co. KY Wills (FHL film 183,327)
      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 Magaret 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).

McCracken Co. KY Probate (FHL film 301,070)
      A-317: 1 Dec. 1843, will of Lothogo W. Duncan; all to James F. Willett for benefit of wife Louisa Duncan "and the child with which she is now pregnant". Wit. R.H. Stanton, S.B. Nicholson, H.J. Moffitt. Proved Dec., 1843 in Mason Co. KY, certified by B. Small, clerk of McCracken Co. that copy of will of Lithgo W. Duncan was, on 29 April 1846, posted in my office, /s/ 17 Aug. 1846. (MAD: no location of "Lothogo" given) (MAD: the will of Lithgo W. Duncan is indexed as being filed in Mason Co. KY in Will Book N, pg.13, in 1843)

McCracken Co. KY Deeds (SLC 10/4/2011)
      C-16: 10 April 1839, James Pell and wife Elizabeth of McCracken Co. KY to Lithgo W. Duncan and Henry Cropper of Mason Co. KY, for $500 paid, sell 1/2 of a certain lot or parcel of ground in the first addition to the town of Paducah in Co. & state afsd, designated as Lot No.172, being the south ?? half of land lot fronting on said Third? Street leading out by the Courthouse, adj. lot of Voluntine Owen?, lot of Rodney Cox??, warrant title. /s/ James Pell, Elizabeth Pell. They appeared before Branton? Small?, Clerk of the County Court, 12 June 1839. (FHL film 301,061; SLC 10/4/2011; date indexed as June 10, 1839 but it looks like April; inner edge of pages hidden in center binding)
      C-88/89: 18 October? 1839, Lithgo W. Duncan of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, to Henry Cropper of same, for $250 paid, sell to said Henry Cropper 1/4 of a lot or parcel of ground in the first addition to the town of Paducah in McCracken Co. KY, known as Lot 172, being the upper half of the southwest half of the lot sold by James & Elizabeth Pell to James M. Clark, L.W. Duncan & Henry Cropper, fronting on the Street leading out by the courthouse, adj. lot of Valentine Owen, together with all appurtenances ...; warrant title. /s/ L.W. Duncan. Lithgo W. Duncan ack. deed before Chas. B. Williams, Mayor of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, 19 Oct. 1839. Filed McCracken Co. KY 13 Dec. 1839 with Branton? Small, Clerk of the County Court. (FHL film 301,061; SLC 10/4/2011; inner edge of pages hidden in center binding)
      C-195/196: 18 Oct. 1839, Henry Cropper of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, to Lithgo W. Duncan of same, for $250 paid, sell to said Duncan 1/4 of a lot in the first addition of town of Paducah, McCracken Co. KY, known as Lot No.172, being the lower half of the southwest half of the lot sold by James and Elizabeth Pell to James L. Clark and L.W. Duncan and Henry Cropper fronting on the Street leading by the Court House, adj. James M. Clark's 1/2 of said lot, together with all appurtenances; warrant title. /s/ Henry Cropper, Amelia Cropper. Statement by Chas. B. Williams, Mayor of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, that the deed from Henry Cropper and wife Amelia to Lithgo W. Duncan was ack. by the grantees, 18 Oct. 1839; filed 21 Sept. 1840 with B. Small, Clk. of County Court, McCracken Co. KY. (next document, pg.196, was first part of deed 1 April 1840 from James M. Clark and Jane? Clark his wife of City of Maysville, Mason Co. KY, to George Hulet? of same, for $471.56, 1/2 lot No.172) (FHL film 301,061; SLC 10/4/2011; inner edge of pages hidden in center binding)
      E-26/27: 11 March 1847, James F. Willett executor of the late Lithgo W. Duncan and Louisa Duncan, widow of said Duncan, to L.M. Piercell of Paducah, McCracken Co. KY, for $85 paid, sell to said L.M. Piercell a lot in the first addition of the town of Paducah, McCracken Co. KY, known as Lot No.172, being the lower half of the southwest half of the lot sold by James and Elizabeth Pell to James Whitaker, L.W. Duncan and Henry Cropper, fronting on the street leading by the courthouse, together with the appurtenances and improvements, warrant title. /s/ James F. Willett, exor of W. Duncan deceased, and Louisa (X) Duncan. 11 March 1847, appeared before Elijah C. Phister (/s/ Ely C. Phister), Mayor of Maysville [Mason Co. KY], James F. Willett executor as afsd and Louisa Duncan. Certification 27 May 1847 by Braxton? Small, Clerk of McCracken Co. KY Court, deed and certificate were filed 25 March 1847 in his office. (FHL film 301,062; SLC 10/4/2011)

Woodford Co. KY deed (from mixed KY files of Kay D. Hampton loaned through Lu Durham 5/1988, now at Platte Co. MO Historical Society)
      B-501: 27 June 1795, Davis & Duncan, Washington, Mason Co., merchants, to John Crittenden; today they bought of him & his wife Judith 15,742 acres in Scott Co. on dividing ridge of Eagle Creek & Elkhorn, patent to John Crittenden 8 May 1793; they release. Wit. J. Breckinridge, O. Thurston, Dorsey Penticost, Thos. Sharp. Proved by Sharp & rec. Jan. court 1796.

Daviess Co. IN Deed, Vol.B, recopied book, original pages damaged, blank areas in copy (FHL film 1,433,542; SLC 6/2009)
      B-414: 10 August 182(blank), Samuel Fitzgerald appoint Benjamin Duncan of Mason Co. KY attorney. Signed in Mason Co. KY 11 Aug. 1827, rec. 29 Jan. 1830.

Death Certificate for Joseph Duncan, Cook Co. IL, #347, 6/23/1935 (copy from Anne Jensby 6/1993, with permission to share)
      Joseph Duncan, res. 3024 Mason, Chicago, Cook Co. IL, res. 23 days where death occured, Chicago State Hospital.
      Full name Joseph Duncan; male, white, widowed, wife's name Carrie; born March 17, 1849, age 86y 3m 6d, jeweler in jewelry store, last worked in 1903, 25 years in occupation; born Maysville [MAD: Mason Co.], KY, father unknown, b. KY, mother unknown, b. KY; informant Hosp. Record; buried Mt. Olive, Chicago, June 25, 1935; died June 23, 1935; died from exhaustion in the course of senile psychosis.

Audrain Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/18/2014)
      B-2/3: 28 Dec. 1841, Thomas T. Stone and Nancy G. Stone his wife of Audrain Co. MO to Joseph Duncan of Mason Co. KY, for $700 paid, sell tracts or parcels of land in county & state first aforesaid, the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.51 Range 9, the W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.2 Twp. & Range afsd, also in town of Mexico in county & state first afsd per plat of said town, lots No.1 and 8 of Block No.12, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thomas T. Stone, Nancy G. Stone. Ack. 28 Dec. 1841 before Joel Haynes, Clerk of Circuit Court of Audrain Co. MO. Filed for record and recorded Dec. 28, 1841. (FHL film 968,970)
      C-385/386: 27 July 1848, Joseph Duncan and Martha Ann Duncan his wife of Mason Co. KY to Thomas T. Stone of Audrain Co. MO, for $700 paid, sell their interest to that tract or parcel of land in Audrain Co. MO, the NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.51 Range 9W, also half of the NE 1/4 Sec. (too dark) in same Twp. and range and also Lots (too dark) and 8 in Block No.12 in town of Mexico in Audrain Co., does not warrant title but only conveys their interest in the same. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Martha Ann Duncan. Ack. 28 July 1848 before Lewis Collins and A.C. Respess, J.P. for Mason Co. KY. Certification by John Janisky, Clerk of Mason Co. KY Court, for Augustine C. Respess and Lewis Collins. Certification by James Ashers? presiding Justice of County Court of Mason Co. KY for John Janisky, 28 July 1848. Filed April 23, 1850. Recorded April 23, 1850. (FHL film 968,970)

Adams Co OH Deeds
      6-653: 25 Sept. 1811, John Brown and wife Margret of Mason Co. KY to John W. Campbell of Adams Co. OH, for $70, out-lot #3 in town of West Union containing 322 square poles; /s/ J. Brown, Margt. Brown; wit. Jno. Armstrong, Ennis Duncan. (FHL film 545,220)
      10-419: 6 Feb. 1819, Ennis Duncan and wife Melinda of Mason Co. KY to John Castledine of Adams Co. OH, for $400, 100 acres more or less adj. Benjamin Goodin's survey #2618, which said Duncan obtained by a decree against Benjamin Goodin in Adams Co. Court of Common Pleas at March term 1816. /s/ Ennis Duncan. (no wife's signature) Wit. Joseph Wallingford, Joseph Ousler, James Coulter. Ack. in Brown Co. OH. (FHL film 545,522)
      12-400: 24 Nov. 1825, David Dunkin of Mason Co. KY to John H. Shepherd of Adams Co. OH, for $300, 250 acres on waters of Cherry Fork of Brush Creek, corner to Samuel Baldridge's tract, being land for which said David Dunkin obtained a decree against William Flinn in Court of Common Pleas of Adams Co. in Oct. term 1819; /s/ David Dunkin (no wife); wit. Joseph Duncan, Ja. A. Morris, Veasy (X) Tracy. Proved in Mason Co. KY on oaths of Joseph Duncan and Vesey Tracy, 25 Nov. 1825. (FHL film 545,223; from page by page)

Washington Co. PA Deed (SLC 6/16/2009)
      2D-222/223: 26 Nov. 1818, Thomas Duncan of Mason Co. KY and wife Nancy to John Shults of co. & state afsd and wife Catharine, for $1225, sell to John Shults the lot or parcel of ground in Town of Williamsport, Washington Co. PA, on west side of Washington Street adj. Cherry Alley on the South, containing 60 feet front and extending back 120 feet, being part of lot number (blank), subject nevertheless to an equal portion of the quit rent coming to Joseph Parkinson from said lot. /s/ Thomas Duncan, Nancy Duncan. Wit. Jas. Chambers, J. Brown. Ack. Mason Co. KY, 26 Nov. 1818. Rec. 4 May 1819. (FHL film 862,525; extract also from Iris Grimmett 1987)

VA State Land Office Survey, Book 15, 1785-1786 (FHL film 29,558)
      15-98: July 22, 1784, surveyed for James Duncan assignee, 440 acres by virtue of entry 21 Dec. 1783 upon Treasury Warrant #11566, in Fayette Co. (KY) on waters of a creek emptying into Licking on N. side, known as Johnson's fork, adj. SW corner of Montgomery's 500 acre survey, Graham's line and corner. (plat has #1891 in center). Chainmen William Clinkenbeard, Michael Cassiday; marker George Stocton. Rec. 13 Aug. 1784, Grant issd. 11 May 1786. (MAD: later Fleming or Mason Co. KY)

HISTORIES before 1923

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"The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families" by Edmund James Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland, 1896 (FHL films 1,015,854 and 1,015,855, 3 vols.)
      Pg.1981: #12736. Charles Gustavus Cady, m. Maysville, KY, Nov. 21, 1848, Mary Ann Duncan, b. Maysville, Nov. 19, 1828, dau. of John Wesley and Emily Amelia (McClelland) Duncan; rem. May 1841 to Cincinnati, OH, and Feb. 1846 to and still res. at Maysville 1896. Ch.: Charles Cleveland, Lucy Emily, Henry Bassett, William Stuart, William, Herbert, Harry, Daughter, Mattie, Nellie, Howard Solomon, Walter Ross, Mary Bell. (MAD: children dates given)

"Kentucky Genealogist" Vol.9, #1-4, 1967 (from Lucille Mehrkam and Ruth Robertson), Pg.62, 93-98, and other pages; and
      "Genealogies of Many KY Families" by several chapters of KY DAR (FHL film 854,852 item 5), pg.130-141, Compiled by Lula Reed Boss, Maysville, KY.
      Many early Mason Co. KY records, including wills, cemetery records, and deeds, are included in these almost identical sources.
      The deeds include 59-112, 12/20/1849, Margaret Duncan of Hannibal, Marion Co. MO, appoint Everett Stillwell of Mason Co. KY attorney to convey 50 acres in Mason Co.; 59-113, 1 Jan. 1850, deed by Margaret Duncan to Moses Dimmitt of land willed her by Mrs. Anna Duncan with reversion to her brother and sister, which was deeded her by the said brother Charles Duncan and her sister Julia Brown and her husband; and 60-211, 9/19/1848, reference to Ann Duncan's will in Jessamine Co. KY which had been willed by Deborah Remey to Sanford J. Remey who gave it to Ann Duncan. Deed 58-60, 10/3/1848, Charles J. Duncan of Clarke Co. KY to Sinclair Dimmitt of Mason Co.

"The Story of Thomas Duncan and His Six Sons" by Katherine Duncan Smith, 1928 (from John A. Duncan 8/1984)
      Pg.96-97: Extracts from letters of Dr. Herman Cope Duncan, Episcopal Minister, Alexandria, LA: ... May 6, 1896, I enclose extract from "Biography of Greer Brown Duncan," published in 1853 ... written by James McConnell Esq. of New Orleans. ... The mother of Greer Brown Duncan died at Washington, Mason Co., Ky., in 1819, and his father died in 1812. (MAD: very little family information)

"Miscellaneous Notes on Duncans in KY" from "The Duncans of Bourbon Co. KY" by Julia Hoge Spencer Ardery (FHL fiche 6,018,102)
      This book includes some information on the Mason Co. KY Duncans.


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