Duncans in Muhlenberg Co. KY


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

Last revised December 14, 2012

Formed 1798 from Christian, Logan
McLean formed 1854 from Muhlenberg, Daviess, Ohio


1810-1840 Muhlenberg Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Muhlenberg Co. KY Census
Subdivision 2
Pg.258, #476, Wm. N. WAND? (WANT?) 48 VA merchant $1400
                  Nancy D. 30 KY
                  Preston H. 19, Amantha A. 15 KY
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 65 VA $2000
                  Shelby JACKSON 23 KY physician $2900

1860 Muhlenberg Co. KY Census
District 2
Pg.745, #400-393, Andrew DUNCAN 28 SCT ("Scotland England") miner $0-$100
                  Mary 27 SCT ("Scotland England")
                  William 8, Mary 7 SCT ("Scotland England")
                  David 5 PA
                  Jane 3, Andrew 7/12 KY
Pg.745, #401-394, Robert DUNCAN 24 SCT ("Scotland England") miner $0-$25
                  Mary 24 SCT ("Scotland England")
                  David 1 PA
                  David DUNCAN 18 SCT ("Scotland England")
                  (MAD: David Duncan mar. Mary McDugall ca 1865)

1870 Muhlenburg Co. KY Census
Paradise Precinct 4
Pg.557, #54-56, DUNCAN, David 28 SCT miner of coal $0-$150
                  Mary 25 SCT keeping house
                  David J. 4, Jane 2 KY
                  (all parents of foreign birth)
Pg.560, #104-109, DUNCAN, Andrew 38 SCT coal miner $1500-$1800
                  Mary S. 37 SCT keeping houseT
                  William G. 18 SCT coal miner & at school
                  Mary 17 SCT
                  David 15 PA
                  Jane 13, Andrew 10 KY
                  Jenett 6, Nannie E. 1 KY
                  (all parents of foreign birth)
Pg.560, #107-110, DUNCAN, Penman (m) 36 SCT miner of coal $0-$0
                  Anna A. 26 FRA ("France") keeping house
                  William 9 KY attending school
                  Ann T. 6, Mungo (f) 4, Elizabeth 2 KY
                  (all parents of foreign birth)

1910 Census, Central City, Mag. Dist. 1, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2006)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 75, Page # 33B, image 24 of 39
Head, m/w, age 30, M2X, 8 yrs., KY./KY./KY., miner/coal mine
Addie, Wife, f/w, age 22, M1X, 1 chi. born, 1 living, KY./KY./KY.
Mirt, Daughter, f/w, age 11, KY./KY./KY., attends school
Charlie, Son, age 8, KY./KY./KY., attends school
Minnie, Daughter, f/w, age 2, KY./KY./KY.
      (KDC: ? 1900 Laurel Co. KY census with wife Martha?)

1920 Census, Central City, Bremen Dist. 5, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2006)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 146
  Page # 258, image 13 of 15
  North Second Street
Head, rents, m/w, age 36, KY./KY./KY., laborer/coal mine
Sadie, Wife, f/w, age 31, KY./KY./KY.
Roy M., Son, m/w, age 11, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
John M., Son, m/w, age 9, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
Nellie M., Daughter, f/w, age 7, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
David E., Son, m/w, age 2 1/12, KY./KY./KY.
MERCER, Nellie, Sister-in-law, f/w, age 22, d'vd., KY./KY./KY.
Mercer, William, Nephew, age 2 10/12, KY./KY./KY.
Mercer, Nell R., Niece, f/w, age 6/12, KY./KY./KY.

  Page# 259, image 13 of 15
  North Third Street
William D.,
Head, owns/free, m/w, age 41, KY./KY./KY., president of labor union
Addie, Wife, f/w, age 32, KY./KY./KY.
Minnie, Daughter, f/w, age 12, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
Maggie, Daughter, f/w, age 9, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
Clarence, Son, m/w, age 5, KY./KY./KY.
      KDC: Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999:
            Janes P Duncan, born 4 Sept 1912, Muhlenburg Co. KY, mother Addie Conken, Vol.119, Cert.# 47277, Volume Year 1912. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000: James P Duncan, died 22 February 1913, Muhlenberg Co., age under 1, Vol.11, Cert.# 5418.
            Clarence H Duncan, born 15 Nov 1914, Muhlenburg Co. KY, mother Addie Couken, Vol.117, Cert.# 58060, Volume year 1914.

  North Third Street
  Fourth Street
Estill, Head, m/w, age 22, KY./KY./KY., laborer/railroad
Myrtle, Wife, f/w, age 20, KY./KY./KY.
Robert, Son, m/w, age 4 2/12, KY./KY./KY.
Roberta, Daughter, f/w, age 1 7/12, KY./KY./KY.
      (KDC: Myrtle nee Duncan, daughter of William David & Margaret Duncan)

1930 Census, Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2006)
E.D.# 89-1, S.D.# 11, Page 4B, image 8 of 23
102 East Bradbury(?) Street
Head, rents/$25., m/w, age 47, w'd., KY./KY./KY., lawyer/general practice
Roy M., Son, m/w, age 21, single, KY./KY./KY., clerk/restaurant
John W., Son, m/w, age 20, single, KY./KY./KY.
Nellie M., Daughter, f/w, age 18, single, KY./KY./KY.
David E., Son, m/w, age 12, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
Charles L., Son, m/w, age 10, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
James E., Son, m/w, age 6 10/12, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
WillaJean, Daughter, f/w, age 4 6/12, KY./KY./KY.
      KDC: Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999:
            Nellie M Duncan, born 14 Mar 1912, Laurel Co., mother Sadie Lunsford, Vol.34, Cert.# 13480, Volume year 1912.
            David Duncan, born 18 Nov 1917, Muhlenburg Co., mother Sadie Lunsford, Vol.115, Cert.# 57441, Volume year 1917.
            Charles L Duncan, born 30 Jan 1920, Muhlenburg Co., mother Sadie Lunsford, Vol.9, Cert.# 4267, Volume year 1920.
            James E Duncan, born 28 Apr 1923, Muhlenburg Co., mother Sarah Lundsford, Vol.044, Cert.# 21812, Volume year 1923.
            Lonnie R Duncan, born 28 Nov 1928, Muhlenburg Co., mother Sarah Lunsford, Vol.108, Cert.# 53994, Volume year 1928.
      KDC: Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000: Sadie Duncan, died 4 Dec. 1928, Muhlenberg Co., age 40, Vol.65, Cert.# 32001.

  E.D.# 89-1, S.D.# 11, Page 4B, image 8 of 23
  102 East Bradbury(?) Street
Estill M., Head, rents/$12., m/w, age 34, m'd at 18, KY./KY./KY., coal miner
Carlie, Wife, age 29, m'd at 17, AL./KY./KY.
Robert D., Son, m/w, age 14, attends school, KY./KY./AL.
Minnie R., Daughter, f/w, age 11, attends school, KY./KY./AL.
Virginia L., Daughter, f/w, age 10, attends school, KY./KY./AL.
Paul M., Son, m/w, age 4/12,
Thelma M., Step-daughter, f/w, age 9, attends school, KY./KY./AL.
      (KDC: Thelma is really a Duncan. She is the daughter of Carlie nee Azbill & Alonzo Duncan, son of James and Rachel Duncan and brother of John Duncan. It is not proven that there was a marriage between Carlie and Lonnie/Alonzo, but Carlie is enumerated on the 1910 census as "Carlie Duncan")

George L., Head, rents/$12., m/w, age 38, m'd at 19, KY./KY./KY., janitor/apt. house
Leatha J., Wife, f/w, age 37, m'd at 18, KY./KY./KY.
Georgia J., Daughter, f/w, age 9, attends school, IN./KY./KY.
Virginia R., Daughter, f/w, age 6 10/12, KY./KY./KY.
Joseph, Son, m/w, age 4 6/12?, KY./KY./KY.
      (KDC: Leatha nee Duncan, probably a second marriage)

  E.D.# 89-1, S.D.# 11, Page 12, image 23 of 23
  105 South Eighth Street
William D.,
Head, owns/$2000., m/w, age 52, m'd at 26, KY./KY./KY., President/Dist. 23, U.M.W. of A.
Addie, Wife, f/w, age 42, m'd at 16, KY./KY./KY.
Maggie R., Daughter, f/w, age 19, single, KY./KY./KY.
Clarence H., Son, m/w, age 15, attends school, KY./KY./KY.
GROVES, Robert D., Grand-son, m/w, age 14, attends school, KY./KY./KY.


Muhlenberg Co. KY Index to Wills (FHL film 556,491)
      No Duncan early

Muhlenburg Co. KY Wills (from county records; from Virginia Duncan 3/1984)
      Duncan, David S., dated 1 July 1925, book 5, page 77: leaves wife Annie Kelley Duncan 18 shares of W.G. Duncan Coal Co.; names sons James, Albert, Boone; names dau. Mamie Tinsley; names grand-daus. Annie Margaret Shutt, Marie Dexter, Doxie Dexter.
      Duncan, D.D. Jr., dated 11 March 1933, book 5, page 396: names wife Jettie Josephine Duncan; names children Charles Edward, Elizabeth Josephine. (VD Note: D.D. was Daniel D., grandson of William T. Duncan of Russellville, KY.)
      Duncan, W.G. Jr., dated 12 Jan. 1956, book 7, page 87: names wife Emma Richardson Duncan.

Muhlenberg Co. KY Administration and Guardian Settlements (FHL film 556,974)
      Vol.1, 1834-1849 - no Duncan
      Vol.2, 1861-1868 - no index


Treasurer's Land Records of Green River Settlers (KY), 1796-1806; at KY State Land Office; arranged by date, certificate number listed (FHL film 174,986; and from Dixie Normandy 10/1993)
      Towsend Duncan, Jan. 13, 1804, Muhlenberg Co. KY, 200 acres #3317; pg.88
      Townsend Duncan, March 23, 1805, 200 acres Muhlenberg Co., #3317; pg.99

Muhlenberg Co. KY Deeds (grantor index on FHL film 554,979; grantee on FHL film 554,986)
      10-205/6: 12 June 1841, "Benjamin Young and Nancy Young his wife Agness & Moses Wickliff & his wife Nancy" (/s/ Robert Wickliff, Aggy Wickliff, B.S. Young, Moses Wickliff, and Nancy Wickliff; Clerk's certification for Robert Wickliff & his wife Agness, B.S. Young, Moses Wickliff & his wife Nancy), heirs & legal representatives of William Young decd, to Coleman Duncan of Logan Co. KY, in consideration of the expressed wish & desire verbally expressed of said William Young decd in his lifetime and in consideration of natural love and affection to said deceased who married our sister and sister-in-law Elizabeth Young daughter of said William Young decedant, sell etc. to Coleman Duncan our right, title & interest in land in Muhlenberg Co. KY formerly owned and occupied by said William decd and patented to him, 200 acres. No wit. (FHL film 556,435)
      10-301: (no date) Catharine Allensworth of Tazewell Co. IL for $20 paid by Coleman Duncan of Logan Co. KY, quit claim to said C.D. (sic) my right and title to the place my father William Young lived on and the place that the said C.D. also lived on before the (sic) moved to Logan Co. Rec. 2 July 1841 in Tazewell Co. IL; rec. 22 Sept. 1841 Muhlenburg Co. KY. (FHL film 556,435)
      13-31/40: 25 Aug. 1842, Aylett H. Buckner and Cadwallader Churchill, partners, late firm of Buckner & Churchill, of State of KY, to Alexander Ferguson of City of St. Louis MO, and James Duncan of City of New Orleans, LA, $35,000; $7,500 paid 8 Dec. 1842 and $5,000 (paid later); mentions bar iron, tons to be delivered, etc., land on Pond Creek & its waters, 600 acres from James Weir to partners, sand lick creek, 525 acres from Alney McLean to Buckner, 200 acres, 200 acres, 621 acres, 250 acres, 1200 acres, 900 acres. (indexed as 9 tracts, 4695 acres on Pond Creek) Release by Elizabeth A. Buckner and Arabella D. Churchill. Release of mortgage indexed on page 40. (FHL film 556,437)
      15-355/60: (no date) Deed between Christian Donaldson or Duncan residing in the Town of Stonehaven, Scotland, widow of the deceased David Carnegie Duncan of the City of Aberdeen, Scotland, the parents of the deceased James Duncan of the City of New Orleans, LA; Lockhart Duncan of said City of Aberdeen, brother of said deceased James Duncan; Christian Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan and Catharine Duncan, all residing in said City of Aberdeen, sisters of said deceased James Duncan; Robert Duncan residing at Newport, Monmouth Co. England, brother of said deceased James Duncan; Mary Carnegie Duncan or Coombs, spouse of Samuel Coombs of Newport aforesaid and sister of said deceased James Duncan, and the said Samuel Coombs for his interest; Jane Duncan spouse of James Donaldson, engineer in the employment of the West India Royal Mail Storm Packet Company in the West Indies and sister of the said deceased James Duncan, and the said James Donaldson for his interest; parties of the 1st part, to Alexander Ferguson of City of Chicago, State of IL, of 2nd part; for $1, quit claim, transfer etc. their right to land in Muhlenberg Co. KY (probably land in 13-31, not copied here) ... incorporating the Green River Iron Manufacturing Company 26 Jan. 1841. First registered 25 Sept. 1850 in Burough of Aberdeen in Scotland. (FHL film 556,438)
      Others were all much later


"Kentucky Opinions containing unreported opinions of the Court of Appeals" 1864 to 1866, by Hon. J. Morgan Chinn, Clerk, Vol.1; Kentucky Opinions, Vol.1, pgs.580 to 581 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 2/2004)
      D. E. WILSON v. MARTIN C. DUNCAN; Court of Appeals of Kentucky; 1 Ky. Op. 580; June 10, 1867, Decided.
      APPEAL from Muhlenburg Circuit Court.
      Opinion of the Court by Judge Peters:
      It must be apparent from the evidence that the land sought to be subjected to the payment of the debt of appellee was paid for with the money arising from the sale of the slaves of appellant, D. E. Wilson.
      The proof shows that her husband was insolvent when he married her in 1852, and that she then owned three slaves in her own right, two of whom were sold and the proceeds invested in the land directly except $78, with which a horse was purchased, and the horse afterward, as is alleged, was paid to Sparks and wife for the land purchased of them.
      But it is insisted in the argument that the husband sold the slaves and converted them into money, and whether he paid for the land with the proceeds thereof or not, the money for the slaves when he received it was his, and consequently the land paid for therewith was his and subject to his debts.
      The slaves of the wife were sold as is alleged in the answer by the wife; but whether by the husband or wife can make no difference as the proceeds by an agreement between them were invested in the land; this agreement is evidenced by the fact that the conveyance is made directly to the wife, and she became invested with the legal title. There is a very marked and material difference between this case and the case of Hocker, etc. v. Gentry, etc., in 60 Ky. 463, 3 Met. 463. In that case Kelly sold the slaves of his wife, and purchased about thirty-three and one-third acres of land with the proceeds, and took the title to himself, and it does not appear there was even a verbal agreement between Kelly and wife that the land should be conveyed to her. In that case the heirs of Mrs. Kelly sought to divest the husband of the legal title, which he had acquired, as may be assumed, with the consent and approbation of the wife, whose means paid for it, and to whom she might have preferred it should go, rather than to any one else. Here a creditor is seeking to divest the wife of the legal title to the land by the aid of the chancellor, which she acquired by the payment of her own means therefor -- and whose equity is at least equal to that of the creditor, even if she was not clothed with the legal title.
      Moreover, although the statute provides that voluntary gifts, conveyances, transfers, or changes made by a debtor of or upon his estate shall be void as to his then existing liabilities, and will be adjudged void as to prior creditors, it expressly declares that it shall not, therefore, be declared to be void as to such subsequent creditors or purchasers.
      The deed from Page and wife to Mrs. Wilson is dated 5th of March, 1857, and that of Sparks and wife the 22d of October, 1857, and it is not alleged that her husband was indebted to Duncan when said deeds or either of them were made to her. His judgment and execution thereon are all of the proceedings against Wilson that are copied in the transcript before us, and from them, it appears that the judgment was rendered in November, 1858, more than one year after the deeds were executed.
      In either view of the case, it seems to us appellee failed to manifest a right to the relief sought.
      Wherefore, the judgment is reversed, and the cause remanded with directions to dismiss the petition as to Mrs. D. E. Wilson.


"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (from John A. Duncan 1995 & 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.940, Field & Staff of the 17th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: David Duncan, Sergeant Major, enr. Sept. 6, 1861, mustered in Jan. 3, 1862 at Calhoon, KY, for 3 years; was Corporal Co. A to June 1862; Sergeant to July 1862; 1st Serg. to July 4, 1863; Serg. Maj. to March 16, 1864; transferred to Co. C as 1st Lieut. (MAD: resided Muhlenberg Co. KY per list of officers)
      Pg.944, Company A, 17th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: David Duncan, 1st Sergeant, enr. Sept. 6, 1861; mustered in Jan. 3, 1862, Calhoon, KY, for 3 years; Promoted from Corporal to 1st Sergeant June 1, 1862; transferred to non-commissioned Staff as Sergeant Major July 1, 1862.

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.II (from John A. Duncan 4/1995 & FHL film 1,463,600, appendix & other pages)
      Pg.919, Alphabetical List of Officers. Name, Rank, Regiment, Residence, Remarks. (MAD: semi-alphabetical, not indexed)
      Duncan, David, Captain, 17th Infantry, Greenville [Muhlenberg Co.] KY, (blank) (MAD: organized at McLean 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, David, widow Duncan, Mary McD.; Sgt. Maj. & A. 17 KY Inf., C 17 KY Inf.; 1872 Oct. 3, Invalid Appl. #178738, Cert. #123728?, KY; 1916 June 2, Widow Appl. #1067752, Cert. #817458, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Calhoon, McLean Co. KY; brother of Robert of 1860 Muhlenburg Co. KY census)


Butler Co. KY Deed (FHL film 987,929)
      K-338: 13 Dec. 1860, John P. Duncan of Ashley Co. AR title bond to Hardin Doolin for $600, 50 acres and 185 acres in Butler Co. KY on Mud River; by John Hunt, attorney for John P. Duncan and wife (wife not named) "my wife's dower will be relinquished by my attorney." Recorded in Muhlenburg Co. KY and Butler Co. KY.

Jefferson Co. KY Deed (FHL film 9,057)
      BB-299: 28 Nov. 1828, Coleman Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Muhlenberg Co. KY to Benjamin Gaar of Jefferson Co. KY, $2064 KY money, 172 acres on waters of Fern Creek, being part of 600 acre survey and part of 750 acre entry, being part of a tract owned by Charles Duncan, beg. corner to Charles Duncan in a line of (blank) Hites Senrs. preemption assignee of (blank) Hardin, and a line of Moses Keller, which is also a line of John Mayes 600 [acres] and Mattalls line, corner Peter Miller, Vances line; no wit.

Logan Co. KY Deeds (FHL film 364,588)
      P-291/292: 27 Dec. 1828, Thomas & Charles Boyce of Logan Co. KY to Coleman Duncan of Muhlenberg Co. KY, for $425 paid, sell parcel of land in Logan Co. on waters of Big Whipporwill, being part of a survey of James Smith's deceased and whereon Richard Boyce now lives, beg. ... at the NW corner to said survey and also corner to William Browder, then to corner of Westley Therp? fence, then to ... Browder's east boundary line, containing 106 acres, with all appurtenances, warrant title, but it is understood that the afsd tract of land was mortgaged to the Commonwealth Bank at Bowling Green for the loan of money and said by Thomas and Charles Boyce to be a balance due on the mortgage of $322 which Duncan undertakes to pay or take up as part of the afsd consideration, so that Thomas and Charles is put to no inconvenience relative to the mortgage. The mortgage was made to the land bank by Walter C. Smith. /s/ Thomas H. Boyce, Charles H. Boyce. Wit. Timothy Lyne, Joseph A. Smith. Ack. 1 Jan. 1829 by Charles H. Boyce, and by Joseph A. Smith and Timothy Lyne witnesses for Thomas H. Boyce. Recorded 5 Jan. 1829. (FHL film 364,588)
      P-294/295: 27 Dec. 1828, Thomas Boyce of Logan Co. KY to Coleman Duncan of Muhlenberg Co. KY, for $76 paid, sell parcel of land in Logan Co. KY on the waters of Big Whipporwill, being part of survey held by James Smith "disceased" and deeded by ?? C. Smith as attorney in fact for James P. Smith to afsd Thomas Boyce, beg. in the NW corner of James Smith's ... where he formerly resided now the property of Thomas F?? wife, then ... (dark), include 19 acres with all appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thomas H? (M?) (Th?). Boyce. Wit. Joseph A. Smith, Timothy Payne. Ack. by Boyce 1 Jan. 1829. (dark image) (FHL film 364,588)

HISTORIES before 1923

1885 "KY, a History of the State" 2nd Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt and Evelyn Sigler 7/1982)
      Pg.93, Muhlenburgh Co. GEORGE GORDON, Muhlenburgh Co., was born Dec. 1, 1831, in Stockport, England; the eldest of nine children born to Joshua and Hester (Combs) Gordon. George Gordon sailed from England, Aug. 23, 1856; landed in NY Oct. 2, went immediately to Fall River, MA, where he took charge of 48 looms; he was a weaver. In April 1857 he moved to Perry Co. IN and took charge of 75 looms at Cannelton; remained 9 years. Jan. 11, 1862, enlisted in Co. G, 53rd IN Volunteer Infantry, commanded by W.O. Gresham; discharged as a Sergeant Dec. 1862 at St.Louis on account of disability ..., returned to Cannelton until April 1865, then went to Gallatin, TN, until July ... in 1870 to where he now resides in Central City, KY. Mr. Gordon was married July 31, 1857, to Agnes Gibson of Cannelton [Perry Co. IN], a native of Glasgow, SCT, and a dau. of Daniel and Margaret (Duncan) Gibson, natives of Cannelton and Lenox, Scotland, respectively ...
      Pg.99-100, Muhlenburgh Co. RUFUS E. LONG, was married Dec. 9, 1877, to Miss Mary T. James, of Logan Co. KY, a dau. of C.F. and Martha E. (Morton) James and grandddau. of Isaac L. and Elizabeth A. (Ashbern) James, natives of VA. Rufus E. Long is a son of Robert F. and Elizabeth L. (Boyd) Long of Logan Co. KY (married April 10, 1834). ... Susan V. James, a daughter of Isaac L. and Elizabeth James, mar. James D. Orr, Simpson Co. KY; Martha James, a dau. of Isaac James, mar. Benjamin Proctor, Logan Co.; F.R. James, a daughter of Isaac L. James, married D.D. Duncan of Logan Co. KY; Mary T. James, a dau. of Isaac L. James, mar. William B. Long, of Logan Co. KY; Isaac James, a son of Isaac L. James, mar. Mattie Wills; C.F. James, a son of Isaac L. and Elizabeth James, mar. Martha E. Morton, of Logan Co. KY. Robert F. and Elizabeth L. Long were mar. April 10, 1834, in Christian Co. KY. ... (MAD: more on ancestors and family of Boyd and Long)
      Pg.135-6 (pg.947), Ohio Co. DAVID DUNCAN, born March 6, 1842, Ayrshire, Scotland, immigrated at age 11 with his parents to Schuylkill Co. PA, until 1858, then to Muhlenburgh Co. KY, engaging in mining. In 1861 enlisted as a private in Co. A, 17th KY Infantry, served 3 years 4 months, wounded 3 times, promoted to Captain. His father David Duncan, native of Scotland, was a soldier in the 3rd PA Cavalry in the late war, and died about 1868. His father was also named David. Subject's mother, Jane (Malise) Duncan, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, about 1805, and is now living. Her marriage with subject's father was blessed by birth of Andrew, Robert M. (a soldier in an IL regiment), David (subject), Daniel M. (soldier in the 4th NY Heavy Artillery) and Jane (married to James Kelley, who served in a PA Regiment). In 1865 subject married Mary, dau. of John and Jane (Miller) McDugal, of Muhlenburgh Co., and to them have been born David J., Jane, Daniel M., William G., Annie, Neil, Robert and Andrew. Mr. Duncan is a member and superintendent of the coal mining company at Echols, Ohio Co. KY ... Presbyterian, Republican, member A.F. & A.M.
      Pg.136 (pg.948), Ohio Co. WILLIAM G. DUNCAN, superintendent of McHenry Mines, postmaster and express agent, Ohio Co., is the son of Andrew Duncan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, who came to America in 1855 and first settled in Pottsville, [Schuylkill Co.] PA. He remained there a short time, then to Airdrie, Muhlenburgh Co. KY; then to Butler Co., Aberdeen. Twelve years ago he came to McHenry ... and was superintendent until his death, May 25, 1877. His widow is still living at McHenry. They had 8 children, of whom William G. Duncan is the eldest, and was born in Hollytown, Scotland, Sept. 4, 1851; Mary, wife of Oliver C. Roll; Jennie, wife of W.D. Hamilton; D.S. Duncan, druggist at McHenry Mines; Andrew J., late superintendent of Echols Mine, killed at age of 21, Oct. 23, 1882; Jennette, Ella and Maggie. Mr. Duncan was married May 10, 1878, to Mary H., youngest dau. of William Hamilton, also of Glasgow, Scotland. Mrs. Duncan was born in Airdrie, KY, Oct. 12, 1860. They have two children: Katie Belle, born May 13, 1879, and Andrew Wallace, born July 27, 1880. ...

1913 "A history of Muhlenberg County [KY]: with more than two hundred illustrations and a complete index" by Otto A. Rothert (from John A. Duncan 2/1994; FHL film 1,000,053 item 1)
      Pg.161: Photo of the William G. Duncan residence, Greenville, Erected 1912.
      Pg.228: Andrew Duncan and his brothers Robert and David Duncan left Scotland for America in the early part of 1855 and a few months later [Robert] Alexander sent for them to come to Airdrie [Muhlenberg Co. KY]. They were practical miners and Alexander gave them a contract to sink a shaft. One of the brothers managed the day shift and the other the night crew. William G. Duncan, now the best-known mine operator in KY, is a son of Andrew Duncan, and David John Duncan, the well-known insurance man of Greenville, is a son of David Duncan.
      Pg.365: Photo of The Jonathan Short Residence, Greenville. Bulit about 1850 and modernized in 1907 by Andrew W. Duncan, who now occupies it.
      Pg.396-7: The largest coal-producer in the county is the Graham-Skibo mine. This mine was opened in 1903 by the W.G. Duncan Coal Co. of Greenville, who in 1900 opened the Luzerne Mine. ... The officers of the W.G. Duncan Coal Co. are William G. Duncan, president; Charles W. Taylor, vice-president and manager, and Andrew W. Duncan, secretary and treasurer. William G. Duncan Jr., is the mining engineer. A.W. and W.G. Duncan Jr. are sons of William G. Duncan. The four men here referred to live in Greenville and in many ways have done much toward the advancement of the interests of both the county and the town. Muhlenberg Co. coal mines and their output for 1911 are given in the official report as follows: Mine: W.G. Duncan Coal Co., Graham-Skibo, Graham, 333,757 tons; (2 mines in between); W.G. Duncan Coal Co., Luzerne, 190,395 tons (other mines with lesser tonage)
      Pg.401: The three leading coal-mine operators residing in Muhlenberg to-day are William G. Duncan, James W. Lam, and William A. Wickliffe. William G. Duncan, the Coal King of Muhlenberg Co. (photo, 1912), was born in Scotland Sept. 4, 1851; in 1855 his parents moved to PA and the same year came to Airdrie, to which place his father, Andrew Duncan, a practical miner, had been invited by Alexander. After the Airdrie Furnace was abandoned Andrew Duncan operated coal mines near Paradise and Airdrie, where William G. Duncan spent his youth. After operating a number of mines in Ohio Co. and other places, William G. Duncan returned to Muhlenberg in 1900 and opened the Luzerne Mine. In 1903 he opened the Graham-Skibo Mine, which is the largest and best-equipped mine in Western KY. ...


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