Duncans in Owsley Co. KY


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

Last revised August 23, 2003

Formed 1843 from Clay, Estill, Breathitt
Jackson formed 1858 from Rockcastle, Owsley, Madison, Clay, Estill, Laurel
Wolfe formed 1860 from Owsley, Breathitt, Powell, Morgan
Lee formed 1870 from Owsley, Breathitt, Wolfe, Estill


1850 Owsley Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Owsley Co. KY Census
P.O. South Fork
Pg.300, #24-24, Christena BAKER 25 KY "grass widow" $0-$0
                  George 4, Jane 1 KY
                  David DUNCAN 27 NC school teacher $0-$200
                  "Ahijah" SIZEMORE 22 KY farm laborer $0-$50

1870-1880 Owsley Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed


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, Anna; E 47th KY Inf.; 1865 March 28, Widow Appl. #87611, Cert. #83408. (MAD: mustered at Irvine, [Estill Co.] KY; she in Owsley Co. KY 1890)


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