Duncan research files of
1886 "KY, a History of the State" 3rd Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt, and from Evelyn Sigler and Denzil Mauldin)
Pg.157 (pg.876), Warren Co. LUTHER CARPENTER was born Sept. 15, 1837, on the same farm where he now resides. His father, Jonathan T. Carpenter (son of John F. Carpenter), was born Aug. 6, 1809, in VA; at age 16 to KY where located in Warren Co. on same farm now occupied by our subject; Jonathan Carpenter married about 1830 Elizabeth, daughter of Lewis Dunn. Their offspring were Mary (Claypool), Luther, Spencer D., Mildred (Claypool), Elizabeth (Claypool), Sally (Alexander) and Ella (Ferguson). Luther Carpenter married, April 5, 1866, Sarah E., dau. of Edmond and Sally P. (Blakey) Duncan. To them have been born Mildred, Mary S., Jonathan T., May, George B., Luther, Florence, and Herbert [Carpenter]. ....
Pg.164 (pg.883), Warren Co. JOSEPH D. DUNCAN, Warren Co., was born in VA in 1814 and is of Scotch descent. He is a son of Edmond and Harriet (Dulaney) Duncan, and the eldest son of a family of ten children. His father immigrated to this State in 1817, when it was still in many places a "cane-brake" .... Joseph D. was brought up on the farm and received his education in the country schools and in Bowling Green. He married, in June, 1841, Jane Covington. They have had six children, five of whom are still living. Their names are as follows: Drucilla, Eliza C., Euclid M., Henry F., Woodford D. and Simon B. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are members of the Baptist Church ... Masonic order for 35 years ... Whig, Democrat.
Pg.164 (pg.883), Warren Co. WOODFORD DUNCAN, was born in this (Warren) county, March 21, 1825, and is a son of Edmond and Harriet (Dulaney) Duncan, of Scotch-Irish descent. Charles Duncan and Joseph Dulaney, his grandfathers, lived in Fauquier Co. VA, and his father emigrated from Fauquier Co. VA about 1817-18 and settled in this county. Subject's early life was spent on the farm, ... He remained with his father for several years after arriving at manhood, and in April, 1853, married Hettie Johnson, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Boyce) Johnson. After marriage he moved to his present place where he has ever since resided, except about 8 years spent in Bowling Green in the mercantile business. He owns a farm of 200 acres ... Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have six children, Presley E., Harriet, Joseph F., Katie, Henrietta M. and Nannie S., all of whom are living. Democrat, Masonic, he and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Pg.168 (pg.887), Warren Co. EDWARD G. FERGUSSON, of Warren Co., born Nov. 5, 1853, in LaRue Co., a son of Dr. Robert M. and Harriet (Duncan) Fergusson by whom two sons and three daughters were born, and of whom our subject is the youngest. Dr. Robert M. Fergusson was born in VA in April, 1812; when a lad of 10 or 12 he was brought to Bullitt Co. KY by his parents; at Louisville he engaged in mercantile business for several years, and was also engaged in farming. After his marriage he lived in various counties, from Bullitt to Hardin, then in Hart, and in 1858 moved to Butler Co. where he died in April, 1863. He was a son of I. Fergusson, who was born in Scotland, and who with his wife immigrated to and settled in VA, thence to Louisville, then to Bullitt. Mrs. Harriet Fergusson was born Nov. 25, 1826, in Larue Co. KY, and is a dau. of Matthey (MAD: sic) J. Duncan who married a Miss Miller. He was of Scotch origin, and an early pioneer of LaRue Co. and was one of its first surveyors. ...
Pg.205-6 (pg.924), Warren Co. JAMES W. SCRIVNER was born Nov. 15, 1829, near Glasgow, and is a son of John H. and Nancy (Duncan) Scrivner, who had born to them 4 sons, our subject the second. John H. Scrivner was born in Estill Co. KY and was a blacksmith and farmer; in 1818, when age 16, he settled in Barren Co. KY; in Jan. 1866, he moved to Warren Co.; he was the son of Thomas Scrivner and Esther Hamilton, both born NC and among first pioneers of Estill Co. Thomas Scrivner was a Baptist minister, whose father came from Ireland. The mother of our subject was born in Clark Co. KY, and was a dau. of Joseph Duncan who married a Miss Brooks, both of whom were born in KY, and were among the first pioneers of Clark Co. Mr. Duncan was a farmer; his father was born in England. James W. Scrivner was reared on a farm; Jan. 12, 1854, he married Miss Elizabeth Dodd of Barren Co., the dau. of James and Emily (Bell) Dodd. ... (MAD: mar. 1826 Barren Co. KY)
Pg.228-9, Warren Co. JUNIUS WOOTEN, MD, a leading physician of Smith's Grove, born Nov. 30, 1845, in Tomkinsville, Monroe Co. KY, a son of Sylvanus B. and Harriet N. (Hodgen) Wooten, parents of five children. ... When Junius was one year old his parents moved to Simpson Co.; when he was age five, they moved to Smith's Grove, where he received a fair English education, but quit school at 16 on account of the breaking out of the war; at 20 he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Duncan, of Franklin, and graduated from the University of Louisville in March, 1868; he practiced his profession in Simpson Co. until spring 1871, when he located and continued his practice in Smith's Grove. ...
1896 "Biographical cyclopedia of the commonwealth of Kentucky : embracing biographies of many of the prominent men and families of the state" compiled and published by the John M. Gresham Company; pub. Chicago: J.M. Gresham Co. (from Ruth Robertson 4/1985; FHL book 976.9 D36bf; SLC 9/2007)
Pg.291-292: HENRY FIELD DUNCAN, Ex-Commissioner of Insurance, Frankfort, Kentucky -- The reverend William Duncan, who was born in Perthshire, Scotland, January 7, 1630, was the progenitor of the Duncan family that settled in the colony of Virginia in 1690. Reverend William Duncan lost his life for refusing to take the Jacobite oath in the reign of Charles II.; he married in 1657 Sarah Haldane. His oldest child, William Duncan, was born October 1, 1659; Charles, another son, September 6, 1662; Henry, January 11, 1664; Thomas, January 28, 1665; Mary, February 1, 1667. William Duncan, born April 19, 1690, was the grandson of the Reverend William Duncan who left Scotland, accompanied by his two sisters and brothers. He arrived in Culpeper County, Virginia, on January 23, 1722. On February 11 of the same year he took to wife Ruth Raleigh, daughter of Matthew Raleigh, who was born in England of Welsh parentage. Raleigh Duncan, their eldest son, was with General Washington at Braddock's defeat in 1755; also at Point Pleasant in 1774, where he was severely wounded, and was in all attacks made by the colonial troops against the invasion of Virginia by the traitor Arnold in 1781. The old Scotch families thus settled in the northern neck of Virginia were true to the cause of freedom during the great struggle for independence; no family was more true to the American cause than the children and grandchildren of William Duncan, who was the founder of this family in the colony of Virginia and the ancestor of the various branches of the Duncans who have scattered themselves over the South and West within the last seventy years. (MAD: use caution) (MAD: Frankfort, Franklin Co. KY)
Henry F. Duncan is the son of Joseph Dillard and Jane (Covington) Duncan, and was born near Bowling Green, KY, March 13, 1854. Joseph Dillard Duncan was born in Culpeper Court House, VA, and with his father came to KY in 1818. His father was a farmer in Warren Co., and was for a number of years engaged in merchandising in Bowling Green in connection with his other interests. He is a member of the Baptist Church; has served as magistrate, and has always taken an active part in politics, and he is now chairman of the Democratic Committee of his district, although in the eightieth year of his age.
Edmund Duncan (grandfather) was a native of Culpeper Co. VA and made his settlement in Warren Co. KY about the year 1818, where he was a farmer until the time of his death, which occurred in 1859. He had been a Whig in his political tenents in the old days of Whigs and Democrats, and filled the office of magistrate.
Joseph Covington (grandfather) was a native of Raleigh, NC, who came with his father when a child and settled in Warren Co. where his death occurred in 1858, aged seventy years. The Covingtons were of Scotch-Irish extraction.
Henry F. Duncan remained on a farm until he was twelve years old, receiving his education in the public schools, which was supplemented by one year at Georgetown College and one year at the State University of Michigan. After leaving school he commenced the study of law, but in May, 1876, he received an appointment in the State Auditor's office when he relinquished the study of law. He remained in this capacity for three years, at the end of which time he accepted a position in the quartermaster-general's office, and continued there for eight months. On January first, 1880, he was again appointed clerk in the state auditor's office under General Fayette Hewitt, and remained in that capacity for two years and five months. In June, 1882, he received an appointment of clerk in the Insurance Department and held the same until January 1, 1888, when he was appointed deputy insurance commissioner. On November 11, 1889, he received the appointment of insurance commissioner and held that important office until the expiration of his term in January, 1896.
Henry F. Duncan was married in 1876 to Sallie Childs Buford, a daughter of Temple Buford of Georgetown, KY.
1896 "Memorial history of Louisville from its first settlement to the year 1896" [Jefferson Co. KY] by J. Stoddard Johnston, pub. Chicago: American Biographical Pub. Co. (FHL film 1,000,051 item 2; SLC 9/2007)
Vol.II, pg.508-509: HENRY FIELD DUNCAN, late insurance commissioner of Kentucky, son of Joseph Dillard and Jane (Covington) Duncan, was born near Bowling Green, Kentucky, March 13, 1854. Rev. William Duncan, who was born in Perthshire, Scotland, January (blotted) 1630, was the progenitor of the Duncan family that settled in the colony of Virginia in 1690. William Duncan, a grandson of Rev. William Duncan, left Scotland accompanied by his four brothers and arrived in Culpeper County, Virginia, on January 23, 1722. On February 11, of the same year, he married Ruth Raleigh, daughter of Matthew Raleigh, who was born in England of Welsh parentage. Raleigh Duncan, eldest child of William Duncan and Ruth Raleigh, was with General Washington at Braddock's defeat in 1755; also at Point Pleasant in 1774, where he was severely wounded, and was in all attacks made by the colonial troops against the invasion of Virginia by the traitor, Arnold, in 1781. The old Scotch families thus settled in the northern neck of Virginia were true to the cause of freedom during the great struggle for independence. No family was more loyal to the American cause than the children and grandchildren of William Duncan, who was the founder of this family in the colony of Virginia, and the ancestor of the various branches of the Duncans who have scattered themselves over the South and West. (MAD: use caution)
Joseph Dillard Duncan, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, December 2, 1814, and, with his father, came to Kentucky in 1818. Edmund Duncan, his father, was a native of Culpeper County, Virginia, and was born in 1786. Upon coming to this State he settled in Warren County, where he was a large land and slave owner and a prosperous farmer up to the time of his death, January 10, 1860. He was a Whig and never held any office except that of magistrate. Joseph Dillard Duncan has devoted the greater part of his life to agriculture on his farm in Warren County, where he now resides. Jane Covington Duncan, the mother of Henry F. Duncan, was the daughter of Joseph Covington and Nancy Lylburn Berry. Her father was a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, and came when a child and settled in Warren County, where he died in 1860. Nancy Lylburn Berry was born in Virginia and moved to Kentucky in 1783, settling in Hardin County. The Covingtons are of Scotch-Irish extraction.
The subject of this sketch was educated in the private schools of Bowling Green and at Georgetown College, of Georgetown, Kentucky, completing his collegiate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In May, 1876, he was appointed clerk in the state auditor's office, at Frankfort, and served two years each there and in the following positions: (MAD: not copied). On the 1st of January, 1888, he was appointed deputy insurance commissioner of Kentucky, and on November 11, 1889, was appointed insurance commissioner ... In politics Mr. Duncan is a sound money, gold standard Democrat. Episcopalian ...
He was married at Holy Trinity Church, Georgetown, Kentucky, Nov. 9, 1876, to Sallie Childs Buford, daughter of Temple and Edward Ann (Morrison) Buford, and granddaughter of Napoleon B. Buford, graduate and professor at West Point and late major-general U.S.A. On her maternal side Mrs. Duncan is a great-granddaughter of General William Johnson, of Scott County, Kentucky, and a descendant of Robert Johnson, the pioneer ancestor of the family, who was the father of Vice-President Richard M. Johnson.
1921 "History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography" by Thomas M. Owen, 4 Volumes (Vol.III, pgs.516-519, from Donna Little 8/1982; and FHL fiche 6,048,243 to 6,048,246)
DUNCAN, GEORGE WEBSTER, teacher, author, and general agent University publishing company, was born October 12, 1866, at Rockwood, Franklin County; son of Thomas Alford and Margaret (Hargett) Duncan, the former a private in Company L., Fourth Alabama cavalry regiment, C.S. Army; grandson of Robert and Martha (Hargett) Duncan, the former a native of Tennessee, and of Richard and Elizabeth (Hartis) Hargett, all of Rockwood; great-grandson of William and Ruth (Gregory) Duncan, of Pendleton District, SC, who removed to Warren Co. KY, later to Bedford Co. TN, and finally, in the first quarter of the 19th century located in North Alabama. The Scotch ancestor of the American branch of the Duncan family was the Rev. William Duncan of Dumfrieshire, Scotland, who was a martyr to the Presbyterian faith and who on January 2, 1665, at the age of fifty-two years lost his life on the sands of Dumfrieshire in the reign of Charles II. The original American emigrant of the Duncan family settled in Westmoreland Co. VA, January 23, 1722. Mr. Duncan was prepared for college in a private school at Russellville, taught by Prof. ....
1888 "History of Southeast MO ... Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron" by Goodspeed (from Sue Monaghan 2/1988)
Pg.1070, Butler Co. Byrd Duncan, of the firm of B. Duncan & Co., is a native of Wilson Co. TN, born July 20, 1846. His father, Richard M. Duncan, also a native of TN, was of NC ancestry, while his wife, Miss Alapher Breece, was a native of the same State but of British stock. Father was a stonecutter by trade, about 1859 engaged in the business near Bowling Green [Warren Co.], KY. With the opening of the war he moved to Shawneetown [Gallatin Co.], IL, where the mother died in 1870 at age 62. He still lives there at age 76. Now a Republican, earlier a Whig. Both parents Baptist. Byrd, youngest of seven children, common school education, age 16 began brick-layer's trade, for about 7 years. To Wayne Co. MO 1873, clerk, until to Poplar Bluff [Butler Co.] in 1878; then he became a member of the firm of B. Duncan & Co. with Pat Harmon. ... In 1879 he married Miss Mollie Spence, native of Butler Co. Have two sons and two daus. (not named). (MAD: Richard M. in 1850 DeKalb Co. TN census; son of John Duncan d. Smith Co. TN)
1907 "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois; and History of Clark County" ed. by Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, Clark Co. ed. by Hon. H.C. Bell; pub. by Middle West Pub. Co., 1907, c1905 (LH12945, HeritageQuest 2/2007 & 5/2007; FHL film 934,973 item 4, book 71, Placerville FHC 2/2002 on loan)
Pg.727: DEANER, A.R. ... business man and politician of Marshall, restauranteur and present Clerk of his native town. Mr. Deaner was born in this community May 2, 1880, and on the paternal side is of German ancestry. His father, C.J. Deaner, came from Germany to America, his mother, formerly Mary Ellen Holler, was born in Marshall. The wife of Mr. Deaner formerly was Tempie Ed Duncan, born in Bowling Green, Ky., February 2, 1881, a daughter of Edmund and Temperance Duncan. A daughter, Mary Louise, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Deaner February 3, 1904. ... (MAD: Bowling Green, Warren Co. KY)
Pg.734: DUNCAN, Euclid M., M.D. Since his arrival in Marshall, Oct. 10, 1890, Dr. Euclid M. Duncan has built up a reputation for professional courtesy, ... represents a substantial family of Warren Co. KY, where he was born Feb. 4, 1850. In his youth, Dr. Duncan ... farming, but prepared himself ... at Warren College, Bowling Green, KY, soon after taking up the study of medicine with Dr. A.C. Wright of Bowling Green. In 1870 he entered Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia, and after his graduation, March 6, 1872, became an assistant in the PA Hospital for the Insane for a year. For the following year he practiced medicine in Bowling Green, and in 1875 moved to Kutuwa, Lyon Co. KY, which remained his home 15 years. In the meantime, May 25, 1876, he was united in marriage to Cora Holloway, a native of Eddyville, KY, and a dau. of J.N. Holloway, a merchant of Eddyville. In 1887 Dr. Duncan became house physician at the Eddyville Prison, the finest penal institution in the South, resigning from the same Oct. 1, 1890, the month of his arrival in Marshall. At the present time he is Pension Examiner at Marshall, and local surgeon for the Vandalla Railroad. He is engaged in a general medical and surgical practice, ... member of the Episcopal Church, fraternally connected with the Red Men ...
1889 "History of Vanderburgh County, Indiana : from the earliest times to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, etc." by Robt M Evans, James W Jones, Hugh McGary, Amos Clark; pub. Madison, Wis.: Brant & Fuller (LH6281, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.233 H2v and film 934,921 item 1 and 1,428,710 item 7)
Pg.435-436: CAPT. F.P. CARSON, born in Butler county, Ky., July 9, 1822, son of Thomas E. and Jane B. (Carson) Carson. Thomas E. was a native of Virginia ... The father died in 1828 at about the age of 35 years, the mother died in 1840 at about the age of 45 years. Capt. Carson was reared in Butler county, KY., ... clerk at Bowling Green, Ky, ... steamboating on the Green, Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, in 1852 engaged in merchandising in Evansville, at which he continued for 20 years. ... He was married July 15, 1845, to Miss Drusilla Duncan, of Bowling Green, KY., the daughter of Edward Duncan. To this union four children have been born, as follows: Frank Bruce, Harriet (now Mrs. H.W. Hand, of Paducah, KY.), Edward C., and Jane Bell. (MAD: Bowling Green, Warren Co. KY)
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