Duncan research files of
1810 Pulaski Co. KY Census Pg.138 Dunkin, William 00100 - 00000 (MAD: b. Jessamine Co. KY; mar. Margaret Couch 11/26/1810; to Hickman Co. TN) 139 Dunkin, Daniel 00010 - 11010 (MAD: Daniel Duncan mar. Lucy Lee 3/6/1799 Garrard Co. KY) Dunkin, John 20001 - 20100 (MAD: mar. Aseneth Lee 10/18/1800) 140 Duncum, William 01201 - 10101 Dunkin, John 20001 - 20010 141 Dunkins, Alexander 00011 - 00010 (MAD: mar. Hannah Williams 12/17/1809) 1820 Pulaski Co. KY Census Pg. 54 Daniel Duncan 000011 - 01010 Somerset (MAD: one Daniel Duncan mar. Jinny Sayers 10/2/1819) John Duncan 121101 - 21010 (MAD: 1840 Cole Co. MO census) 1830 Pulaski Co. KY Census Pg. 33 Alexander Duncan 2210,01 - 1001,01 (MAD: 1840 Jessamine Co. KY census) 48 Daniel Duncan 1000,0001 - 0110,001 (MAD: mar. Sally Price 10/15/1827; 1840 Cole Co. MO census) Henry Duncan 0000,1 - 1101,0000,1 (MAD: mar. Nancy Norfleet 6/28/1827) John Duncan 0111,1 - 2020,001 (MAD: Henry next to John; both to Cole Co. MO) 1840 Pulaski Co. KY Census No Duncans indexed
1850 Pulaski Co. KY Census
Pg.36, #500, Tilmon DUNCAN 42 TN farmer $1500
Mahala 50 TN
James COOPER 21 TN
Sarah AILER 16 KY
(MAD: ? 1840 Campbell Co. TN census ?; one Elisha Duncan mar. Mahala Hendricks 12/21/1833, not identified on census)
Pg.73, #1055, C.H. DUNCAN (m) 23 TN tailor
Angela 18 VA
J.B. (m) 3 KY
1860 Pulaski Co. KY Census
District 2, P.O. Somerset
Pg.141, #594-581, James COOPER 29 TN farmer $2000-$1500
Mahaly DUNCAN 59 TN
Emaline 18 NC
Nancy 4 KY
1870 Pulaski Co. KY Census
Pg.312, #220-218, DUNKAN, Isaac 45 KY (white) farmer $100-$525
Polly 41 KY keeping house
Nancy M. 18 KY at home
George 16 KY labors on farm
James 15 KY at home
John 12 KY at home
William 9 KY
Charles 7 KY
Marion (m) 5 KY
(MAD: 1860 Wayne Co. KY census)
Pg.312, #221-219, DUNKAN, David 49 KY (white) farmer $200-$200
Sarah 46 KY keeping house
Isreal (m) 20 KY labors on farm
Evaline 18 KY house work
George 15, Nancy A. 13 KY at home
Mary C. 10 KY
(MAD: 1860 Wayne Co. KY census)
Pulaski Co. KY Vital Statistics (FHL film 216,838 item 5; from information from Cheri Mello 3/2002)
Deaths, 1853, pg.3: Lany Richardson, age 55 years, female, born Garrard Co. KY, parents William and Nancy Dunkin, died Feb. 11 of consumption.
Deaths, 1853, pg.3: William Richardson, age 66 yrs, male, res. Pitman, born Pitman, parents Jesse & M. Richardson, died July 19 of fever. (MAD: do not know if this was the husband of Lany)
Deaths, 1854, pg.1: Duncan, Siotha, age 39 years, female, married, res. Pulaski Co., born Pulaski Co., parents C. & Hannah Griffin, d. Aug. 17 of flux. (MAD & Cheri Mello: 1850 Rockcastle Co. KY census)
Duncan, Hiram, age 8 years, male, single, res. and born Pulaski Co., parents Thos. & Siotha Duncan, died Aug. 15 of Flux
Duncan, Crawford, age 3 years, male, single, res. and born Pulaski Co., parents Thos. & Siotha Duncan, died Aug. 7 of Flux
Deaths, 1855, pg.4: Pittman, Charlotte, age 25 years, female, single, res. Barren Co. KY, place of birth: Ten. State, parents Jeremiah and Elizabeth Duncan, died Barren, KY, Sept. 24, of intermit. fever. (MAD: per Cheri Mello 3/2002, from Pulaski Co. KY webpage, Charlotte was wife of Moses Pitman.)
Pulaski Co. KY Will (FHL film 598,753)
2-274: 2 April 1821, Samuel Duncan; all my personal estate such as goods and chattels, slaves, stock, money in hand, likewise what money is due me, equally divided between my living children, that is to say, my son John, William, Susannah, Betsey, Daniel, and Hannah; likewise I desire that $150 shall be deducted out of William Duncan's part for rents paid and $101 cut/but money and as for Elijah Williams share he has received his full part and I do not think proper to give him any more. Appoint my son John and Daniel Duncan my exec. Wit. Richard Muse, William Hudson, Priscilla Sayres. Proved 12 March 1825. Appraisal 14 April 1825 produced 15 Aug. 1825.
2-312: Sale of Samuel Duncan's estate 14 April 1825 to James Duncan, John Duncan, William Hudson, Daniel Duncan, William Algert?, Robert Gilmore (slave), William Duncan (slave). /s/ Daniel Duncan, John Duncan, Admrs. of Sam. Duncan. Filed 21 May 1827.
2-343: Aug. 1826; settlement with John Duncan and Daniel Duncan, execs. of Samuel Duncan's estate; filed 20 Aug. 1827.
(MAD: In 1828, Wm. Duncan, Garrard Co. Ky., deposes that his father, Samuel Duncan died in 1825, Pulaski Co. Ky. leaving a will devising his property to his six children, VIZ: John, Daniel, and Wm. Duncan, Susan McNeely, Betsy wife of Humphry Pope and Hannah wife of Stephen Wilkerson; from Garrard Co. Ky.: Court Recs: Courtesy, Forrest Calico, Historian, Lancaster, Garrard Co. Ky.; from "Documented Notes on Jennings and Allied Families" by Beatrice Mackey Doughtie; FHL book 929.273 J441d)
Pulaski Co. KY Wills, Vol.3(B), 1845-1851 (Vol.3B on FHL film 804,642; brief extract from Cheri Mello 11/2002)
3-1143: 28 April 1849, James H. Whitaker of Pulaski Co. KY, not very well in body but of sound mind; after my funeral expenses and just debts is paid, to Dicy mine own daughter $1; the balance to be divided equally among the other children after the widows dowry, to wit, L.M. Whitaker and John R(tape) Whitaker and Alexander Whitaker and James H. Whitaker Jr., all mine own sons, and Mary? Whitaker and Mahaly Whitaker, these 4 sons and 2 daughters to have and hold to [them?] and their heirs equally. Appoint my friend (blank) my exec., revoking all former wills. 28 April 1849. /s/ James H. Whitaker Sr.; witnesses Alfred Warren, Tilman Duncan, Giles Whitaker, Charles Warren; proved 16 July 1849 by oaths of Charles Warren and Tilman Duncan.
3-1156: Inventory by Aron Price, William R. Mize and James McAlister, Aug. 3, 1849; exors. James "Whitake", Lewis M. "Whitaker"; recorded 20 Aug. 1849. Sale bill on pgs.1158-1160, not copied.
Part 3, 1807-1808; 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)
Pg.154, Nov. 28, 1807, Samuel Duncan, 94a Pulaski Co. #147
Pg.154, Nov. 28, 1807, John Duncan, 150a Pulaski Co. #98
Pg.154, Nov. 28, 1807, David Duncan, 273a Pulaski Co. #371
Pulaski Co. KY Deeds (grantor index on FHL film 804,628; grantee on FHL film 804,632)
3-55: 3 April 1816, John Duncan and wife Assenet, Seaton Lee & wife Rhoda, Daniel Duncan & wife Lucy, Betsy Charter, Jubile Lee of Pulaski Co. KY, and John Ellis and wife Milley of Shelby Co. KY, and Braxton Lee and Thomas Lee of State of TN, heirs of Stephen Lee and wife Anney decd, to Drury Lee of Pulaski Co. KY, $163, 150 acres except 2 acres conveyed by Anney Lee being around the meeting house of the Baptist Society, on White Oak Creek, a grant to Anney Lee as assignee of Nathaniel Black/Block by patent 26 Aug. 1814. Wit. Moses Doss, Charles Ingram, Bazel Meek. (FHL film 804,636) (MAD: Daniel Duncan mar. Lucy Lee 3/6/1799 Garrard Co. KY)
3-78: 13 Jan. 1815, Samuel Duncan of Garrard Co. KY to John Duncan of Pulaski Co. KY, $25, 94 acres on Kings Creek in Pulaski Co. KY, corner his certificate survey, Stephen Wilkinson's line, Jeremiah Meek's line. No wife. (FHL film 804,636)
3-80: 14 Jan. 1815, Samuel Duncan of Garrard Co. KY to John Duncan of Pulaski Co. KY, $25, 200 acres on Kings Creek in Lincoln Co. KY. No wife, no wit. (FHL film 804,636)
3-220: 10 March 1817, William Duncan of Garrard Co. KY to Robert Burton of Pulaski Co. KY, $100, (no acres) land on Clifty Creek. No wife, no wit. (FHL film 804,636)
4-12: 25 Jan. 1819, Daniel Duncan and Seeton Lee to Robert Sayers, all Pulaski Co. KY, $100, 200 acres on Kings Creek, adj. Lee's corner, Daniel Duncan's corner, Randolph Hall's line, John Elliss/Ellirs line. No wives. Wit. Thomas Muse, Richard Muse, John Muse. (FHL film 804,636)
4-67: 21 June 1819, Samuel Duncan appoint Daniel Duncan, both Pulaski Co. KY, attorney to settle business in counties of Garrard and Lincoln; negroes hired out. No wit. (FHL film 804,636)
6-554: 1 Aug. 1825, Joseph McKinney and wife Polly to Alexander C. Duncan, both Pulaski Co. KY, $182 in notes on Bank of KY equal to $91 specie, 94 acres on Buck Creek, orig. patent to Ralph Williams 9 Feb. 1820, sold to McKinney by Williams 4 Feb. 1823, adj. cond. line of Silvester Adams & William Adams, corner to John Thompson's survey, Williams corner on Daniel Adams line. Wit. John Warren, Wm. Smith. (FHL film 804,637)
7#1-29: 9 Feb. 1829, Sheriff deed; circuit court writ of firie facias, 8 Aug. 1828, for $123.39 and interest against estate of Alexander C. Duncan, George Deboard and Milford Gilemore their security and in favor of Bank of KY; writ of firie facias levied on tract of land of 94 acres as the estate of said Alexander C. Duncan, sold 15 Sept. 1828 for $50 to George Deboard as the highest bidder. (FHL film 804,638)
7#1-295: 16 Aug. 1830, Peter B. Turpin to Daniel Duncan, both Pulaski Co. KY, $60 (note in margin: said Duncan has relqd. his right to this land 18 March 1833), land in counties of Pulaski and Wayne on White Oak Creek, 1/4 part of a survey ... conveyed by Martin Turpin Senr. to Robert Gilmore, to John Sayers, and Peter B. Turpin, containing about 1100 acres and residue assigned by said Martin Turpin Senr. to above named parties. Wit. T/F. Quarles, Jefferson Gilmore. (FHL film 804,638)
7#2-638: 7 Dec. 1831, Richard Muse of Pulaski Co. KY to William Duncan of same, $15, 24 acres on waters of White Oak. Wit. John Muse, Achilles Jasper, Shaderack Woodson. (FHL film 804,639)
7#2-639: 12 March 1832, Shaderack Woodson to William Duncan, both Pulaski Co. KY, $100, 35 acres on Kings Creek adj. Barnes corner, part of 200 acre survey patented to Randel Hall. No wit. (FHL film 804,639)
8-183: 10 Jan. 1835, Daniel Duncan and wife Sally (/) to William Tarter, both Pulaski Co., $75, 50 acres on King's Creek, Daniel Duncan's corner, part of 200 acre patent to Daniel Duncan 10 Dec. 1822. No wit. (FHL film 804,639)
8-207: 27 Aug. 1835, John Duncan and wife Asenith to John R. Simpson, both Pulaski Co., $450, land on waters formerly called Kings Creek but now called White Oak Creek, 2 tracts; one of 94 acres corner Samuel Duncan's certificate survey, Stephen Wilkerson's line, Jeremiah Meek's line, conveyed to John Duncan by Samuel Duncan, the patentee; the other of 200 acres conveyed to John Duncan by Samuel Duncan. No wit. (FHL film 804,639) (MAD: John Duncan mar. Aseneth Lee 10/18/1800)
8-251: 29 Sept. 1835, Henry Duncan and wife Nancy to James Muse, both Pulaski Co. KY, $135, 100 acres on White Oak Creek, corner Casper Weaver's survey, patented to Henry Duncan 29 June 1835. No wit. (FHL film 804,639)
9-12: (blank) Sept. 1836, William Duncan and wife Jane of Wayne Co. KY to William Tarter of Pulaski Co. KY, $100, 35 acres on Kings Creek, part of 200 acre patent to Randil Hill. No wit. Rec. in Wayne Co. KY (FHL film 804,640)
9-15: 9 Sept. 1836, William Duncan and wife Jane of Wayne Co. KY to William Tarter of Pulaski Co. KY, $200, 24 acres on White Oak Creek. (FHL film 804,640) (MAD: Jane Norfleet; Cole Co. MO 1840 & 1850)
9-484: Daniel Duncan from John Sayers, P/A, 1838 (not copied)
9-582: Daniel Duncan, agent for John Sayers, to Lewis Morgan, 1838, deed (looked at, not copied)
10-224: 27 April 1839, Henry Duncan and wife Nancy (X) late Nancy Norfleet of Cole Co. MO, power of attorney, appoint Daniel Duncan their attorney regarding administration of estate of David Norfleet. (FHL film 804,640 item 2, faded page)
10-234: Daniel Duncan from William Morgan, mortgage, 1839 (not copied)
10-277: 24 July 1839, Daniel Duncan and wife Sarah (+) of Pulaski Co. KY to Daniel Coomer of same, $800, 3 tracts; (1) 273 acres on waters of White Oak Creek; (2) 150 acres adj. Hugh Lambs corner, conditional line between said Duncan & William Tarter; (3) 45 acres by survey adj. William Duncan's corner on Daniel Duncan's line, John Duncan's line, Wilkerson's line; no wit. (FHL film 804,640 item 2)
11-67: 6 Oct. 1840, Isaac Mize to Tilman Duncan, all Pulaski Co. KY, $600, 2 tracts (1) 110 acres by survey on waters of Line Creek, above the improvement on the point of a ridge, on side of a large ridge; (2) 50 acres by survey on waters of Line Creek adj. Walker Langford's old corner and line, Warren's corner; /s/ Isaac Mize, Polly Mize; no wit. (FHL film 804,641, faded)
12-687: 26 May 1846, for $3.50, Finch Shipplet of Pulaski Co. KY sold and mortgaged to Tilmon Duncan of same, portion of property as security for the payment of which said Duncan holds my note, being one sorrel mare and mule colt as a bay mare & colt, two cows, (farm animals), one cupboard, 2 beds & furniture, 3 bee hives; wit. Charles Wassan. (no due date) (MAD: typed index had "Filmore Duncan"; Cheri Mello note 3/2002: Charles Wassan was Charles Warren, first husband of Mary Warren who mar. Thos. Duncan) (FHL film 804,600)
15-328: 19 March 1851, James (X) Henley and Elizabeth Duncan appoint J.M. Duck of Pulaski Co. KY to sell our interest in real and personal estates in KY and TX. Wit. G.A. Parsons. Recorded Cole Co. MO. (FHL film 804,602)
16-423: 2 Aug. 1854, Tillman Duncan of Pulaski Co. KY for love to James Cooper, a son of my wife, 300 acres, comprising the farm I now live on, on Line Creek, waters of Rockcastle River, part of which was conveyed to me in two several parcels from Isaac Maze & wife by deed 6 Oct. 1840, the other part I located by land warrants in my name; provided that James Cooper shall live with his mother on the farm and maintain and support her for life, then he to have the land. No wit. (FHL film 804,603)
16-616: 28 Oct. 1854, James Henly and wife Nancy late Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan of Cole Co. MO to Silas Porter of Pulaski Co. KY, grantors are devisees and heirs of Robert Sayers and Priscilla Sayers decd, $115, our interest in estate of Robert and Priscilla Sayers, our undivided shear being 2/3 of 1/5 part of 2 surveys, amount to nearly 46 acres. Rec. Cole Co. MO. (FHL film 804,603)
16-677: 21 May 1855, Mary Duncan to James Bradley, both Pulaski Co. KY, a tract of land laid off as her dower as the widow of Charles Warren decd, 19 acres, for $50, on the waters of Line Creek (no neighbors given); also her undivided interest in a certain 200 acre survey which was patented to said Charles Warren decd and sold to Shepard Evans by said Warren and said widow never relinquished her right of dower; /s/ Thomas (+) Duncan, Mary (X) Duncan; ack. in court 21 May 1855. (FHL film 804,603)
17-251: 18 June 1856, Henry Duncan and wife Nancy (X) of Cole Co. MO to Thomas Denham (later: Thomas Durham) of Pulaski Co. KY, for $150, undivided sixth part they hold in right of said Nancy Duncan late Nancy Norfleet as one of the children and heirs of David Norfleet and Catharine Norfleet to (1) 200 acres the old home place on the waters of Fishing Creek patented to said David Norfleet 6 Sept. 1810; (2) the Buster Place 150 acres deeded by David Buster and Charles Buster and wives to Catharine Norfleet widow of said David Norfleet decd. 24 March 1828; (3) 112 acre patent to John Buster 20 June 1817; (4) 50 acre patent to said David Norfleet 2 Aug. 1819; (5) 50 acre patent to said David Norfleet 6 Sept. 1810; (6) the old Lea place 200 acres and 148 acres deeded to said David Norfleet by Drewry Lea 12 Feb. 1820, all on waters of Fishing Creek, and (7) the last tracts containing 150 acres in Russell Co. KY on north side Cumberland River patented to said David Norfleet on 17 June 1815. Wit. G.A. Parsons. Ack. in Cole Co. MO. (FHL film 804,604)
17-253: 18 June 1856, Henry Duncan and wife Nancy (X) of Cole Co. MO to Henry Norfleet of Pulaski Co. KY for $100, 1/6 interest (etc.) to tracts on white oak creek, one tract of 200 acres patented to James Norfleet 18 Dec. 1826, the other tract containing 90 acres patented to David Norfleet 22 Nov. 1839; their interest as devisee ... Wit. G.A. Parsons, Ack. Cole Co. MO 18 June 1856. (FHL film 804,604)
24-92: 23 Sept. 1870, H.G. Trimble, Comr. of Pulaski Co. Circuit Court, to Frederick Seivers; that at Sept. 1870 term of Pulaski Circuit Court, judgement was rendered in suit of F.H. Seivers and H.T. Minks, Plaintiffs, against the unknown heirs of Daniel Duncan decd, defendants; that said Frederick Seivers is entitled to a conveyance of the lands in his title bond on file from J.W. Duck to said H.T. Minks; H.G. Trimble was appointed comr. to make the deed; land on waters of White Oak Creek lying N. of and adj. lands of John R. Simpson, one survey of 150 acres, the other of 45 acres by survey sold to him H.T. Minks by Thomas Hoskins, part of lands known as the Duncan lands and sold by J.W. Duck to Thomas Haskins and John Neal. (FHL film 804,609) (MAD: I think sold by J.W. Duck to Thomas Haskins & John Neal then sold by Thomas Hoskins to H.T. Minks; title bond was from J.W. Duck direct? to H.T. Minks; Minks apparently sold to Frederick Seivers the owner in 1870)
Next deed 1881
"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.854, Company K, 12th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Camp Clio, Pulaski Co. KY, Oct. 1861; others mustered in Jan. 30, 1862): Geo. Dunkin, Private, (no enrolled or mustered in date); Absent at muster-in of Company.
"Diary and History of 2nd TN Cavalry" by P.R. Hancock; CSA Pub. 1887 (from notebooks of Kay D. Hampton now at Platte Co. MO Historical Society)
Capt. James Harvey Duncan, b. March 10, 1817, Pulaski Co. KY, m. (1) 1843 Mrs. Fannie Dawson who d. 1847 s.p.; mar. (2) 1848 Louisa B. Hudson, b. Gerrard Co. KY. They left KY in 1849 and went to Davidson Co. TN. He engaged in Farming and livestock trade. July 1, 1861, he enlisted in Co. D under Genl. Zollicoffer. He d. Oct. 15, 1873, near Sandersville, TN, a member of the Christian Church, buried McLean Graveyard in Sumner Co. TN in 1st District of Wilson Co. TN. He died from overdose of morphine, thought to be quinine. Issue: James McAfee Duncan, Mongola Duncan, Cora Duncan m. Birthright, Eudora Duncan m. Buchanan, Lizzie Duncan d. 1880. (MAD: Kay D. Hampton has as son of Alexander Crockett Duncan; James Harvey Duncan mar. 1st to Fannie Young 3/14/1843 in Garrard Co. KY, bond for marriage to Mrs. Frances Dawson 3/14/1843; mar. 2nd to Louisa Hudson 10/29/1847 Brown Co. OH; 1850 Davidson Co. TN)
(MAD: TN Confederate Widow's Pension Appl. #387: Louisa B. Duncan (Hudson); (1) res. Davidson Co. TN; (2) she b. 1832 Garrard Co. KY d.1908; (3) James Harvey Duncan b.1817 Pulaski Co. KY; (4) mar. Ohio; (5) he d. 1873 Wilson Co.; from "TN's Confederate Widows and Their Families; Abstracts of 11,190 Confederate Widows Pension Applications" by Edna Wiefering, 1992; SUTRO book F435 W43 1992, CA State Library, Sutro Branch, or FHL book 976.8 M28w)
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, Baylus W.; C 30 KY Inf.; 1888 May 2, Invalid Appl. #653245, Cert. #480714, KY. (MAD: 1850 Wayne Co. KY; mustered in at Frankfort, Franklin Co. KY; 1890 Pulaski Co. KY)
Dunkin, George W.; G 12 KY Cav., F 17 KY Inf.; 1869 Oct. 9, Invalid Appl. #148900, no cert., KY. (MAD: ? 1850 Grayson Co. KY census, bro. of Elbridge Duncan in same company; see Geo. Dunkin, in 12th KY Vol. Infantry, organized at Camp Clio, Pulaski Co. KY, some mustered in at Owensboro, Daviess Co. KY, others at Munfordsville, Hart Co. KY)
"Hancock's diary, or, A history of the Second Tennessee Confederate Cavalry : with sketches of First and Seventh battalions, also, portraits and biographical sketches." by R.R. Hancock; pub. Nashville, Tenn.: Brandon Print. Co., 1887, 663 pgs. (LH12688, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL fiche 6,082,669)
Pg.33: June 1861. ... Muster roll of Captain E.D. Payne's Company (D): Duncan, J.H., d.
Pg.38: September, 1861. ... Monday, 9th ... It was about this time that Captain Payne left the battalion, and Duncan was made Captain of Company D.
Pg.176: Seventh Battalion, Company A., ... Duncan (MAD: no first name), Fourth Sergeant. Captured at Medon, West Tennessee, and mortally wounded July 15, 1864.
Pg.584: E.O. Elliott served as quartermaster of the Second Tennessee until it and Wilson's Regiment were consolidated, about February, 1865. He was then sent into West Tennessee with a detachment under Captain William Duncan, in search of absentees from Forrest's command. ...
Pg.599-601: CAPTAIN JAMES HARVEY DUNCAN. J.H. DUNCAN, second son of Alexander C. and Hannah Duncan, was born March 10th, 1817, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. His grandfather, James Duncan, who was born at Culpepper Court House, in Culpepper County, Virginia, July 18th, 1764, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was at the siege and capture of Yorktown, Virginia, when Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington on the 18th of October, 1781; and in 1790 he settled in Kentucky, where he was killed the next year by the Indians, leaving a widow and three small children. The oldest was the Captain's father, who was born in Russell County, Virginia, June 30th, 1788; the other two, William and Sallie (the latter became Mrs. McGee), were twins, and born in Jessamine County, Kentucky, in 1790. After the war of 1812, William settled in Hickman County, Tennessee, where, after raising a large family, he died in 1869.
The Honorable Ralph Williams, the captain's grandfather on his mother's side, also served in the Revolutionary War under General Greene and the famous Marion.
The subject of this sketch, who was educated in the common country schools, learned the carpenter's trade when a young man, and was a very successful contractor for ten or twelve years in Lancaster, the county seat of Garrard County, Kentucky.
In 1843 he married Mrs. Fannie Dawson, who died in 1847, leaving no children. He was married again in 1848 to Miss Louisa B. Hudson, who was born in Garrard County, Kentucky, in 1830. He left Kentucky in 1849, and settled in Davidson County, Tennessee, where he was engaged in farming and trading in horses, mules, and cattle when the war broke out.
J.H. Duncan enlisted in the Confederate service as a private in Captain E.D. Payne's company, which, about the first week in July, 1861, became Company D of the First Battalion of Tennessee Cavalry. About September following he was, much against his own will, unanimously elected captain of Company D, Captain Payne having resigned. Captain Duncan served at the head of his company with the First Battallion during the two campaigns into Kentucky under General Zollicoffer, who was warmly attached to the captain. It has been said that the latter was the only man who could make the former laugh.
Pg.600. R.R. Hancock's Diary.
After the action and defeat at Fishing Creek, Kentucky, the captain fell back with the Confederate army through Middle Tennessee to North Mississippi, where, in May, 1862, the First Battalion re-enlisted and reorganized and Companies B and D were consolidated, and Captain William Parrish commanded the consolidated company.
Captain Duncan now returned to Middle Tennessee, and soon after joined Wheeler's Cavalry,* (*He raised and commanded an independent company of scouts, but reported to Wheeler.) with which he did valiant service until wounded in the foot at Chickamauga September 20th, 1863, where he was captured and sent to prison on Johnson's Island. He was exchanged in time to take part in General Hood's campaign against Nashville on the staff of General Granberry. He served on faithfullly to the close of the war; surrendered to General James Wilson near Selma, Alabama, and was soon after with loved ones at home in the northern portion of Wilson County, Tennessee, to which place his family had removed in 1863. His occupation after the war was farming and trading in stock.
Captain Duncan was very lively - always had an anecdote to suit the occasion, and was a favorite with all soldiers. He was a warm partisan in all elections, and was always a States' Rights Democrat. He was a devoted husband and a kind and affectionate father. His last wife bore him three daughters - Cora (now Mrs. Birthright), Eudora (now Mrs. Buchanan, of Nashville, Tennessee), and Lizzie (who died in 1880), and two sons - James McAfee, of Saundersville, Sumner County, Tennessee, and Mongolia (of Texas).
In reference to her father's death Eudora says, in a letter to her uncle, S.M. Duncan:
"Pa's death was caused by taking an overdose of morphine through mistake. He was in wretched health, and went himself to Starkes' store in Saundersville, Sumner County,* (*The captain lived in Wilson County and had crossed the Cumberland River to attend church as above named.) and purchased a bottle of morphine, THINKING it was quinine. .... (MAD: elipses theirs) He took it at ten o'clock A.M. and lived until ten at night, October 15th, 1873. Everthing that could be done was administered for his recovery, but all of no avail. Brother Jesse Sewell was carrying on a protracted meeting at Saundersville at the time. Pa was so anxious to hear the discourse through, as he was a strict member of the Christian Church, and had been one year previous to his death, he took the quinine, as he thought, as a stimulant. .... (MAD: elipses theirs) We never knew until after services that he had taken anything, as ma did not attend church that day. Brother Sewell assisted him home. He never spoke but once after returning. He said: 'Ma, I cannot be with you long; I am almost gone,' then fell asleep in Jesus, never to wake with us in this old, unreligious world."
The remains of the gallant captain were interred at the McLean graveyard, in the first district of Wilson County. The captain's widow is still (1887) living.
Wayne Co. KY Deed (FHL film 590,704)
D-475: 25 Aug. 1828, David Duncan, Jesse Alcorn, Findley P. Alcorn, George S. Duncan, Charles Denney and wife Anna, heirs and reps. of George Duncan decd, to William Duncan, all Wayne Co. KY, $1, 111 acres in Pulaski Co. KY on south side Cumberland River on Sinking Creek. No signature or court ack. for Findly P. Alcorn. (590,704)
Whitley Co. KY Deed (FHL film 1,904,211)
3-475: 9 Sept. 1841, Thomas H.P. Duncan of Whitley Co. KY to Andrew Higginbotham of afsd, for $75 paid, sell to said Higginbotham a tract or parcel of land containing by survey 500 acres in Pelaskey [MAD: Pulaski] County on Cullen fork of Ingen creek south of Cumberland River surveyed in name of James Richardson and patented in name of T.H.P. Duncan and bounded ... (meets & bounds not copied), with its appurtenances, warrent title. /s/ Thomas H.P. Duncan, 9 Sept. 1851. Certification by John P. Tye, Clerk of County Court, that the deed was presented to him on 11 Nov., and it appearing from an endorsement thereon that the same has been ack. by the grantor before G.L. Ballinger former clerk of this court on 11 Sept. 1841, I have duly admitted to record together with this certificate, 11 Nov. 1851, John P. Tye, Clk. (MAD: years as given) (FHL film 1,904,211)
"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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