Duncan research files of
Revolutionary War Pensions, Bounty Land Warrant Application Files; National Archives Microfilm Publication, Microcopy 804, Roll 863 and 864 and 867
Duncan, Alexander to Duncan, Jesse (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863)
Duncan, John to Dungan, Thomas (FHL film 970,864; National Archives Roll 864)
Dunikin to Dunlap (FHL film 970,867; National Archives Roll 867)
Did not copy envelopes or most requests for copies of documents.
GABRIEL DUNCAN, S-10588, VA, KY (declarations dim and handwriting difficult to read): (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863)
Gabriel (+) Duncan, of Madison Co. KY, who was a private in the Regt. commanded by Col. Dixon in the VA line for 14 months from 1777; Inscribed on the Roll of KY at the rate of $46.66 per annum to commence 4 March 1831; Certificate of Pension issued 26? Dec. 1832 and sent to D. Breck, Richmond, KY
Declaration, 3 August 1832, by Gabriel Duncan, to Madison Co. KY Court; a resident of Madison Co., age 74 years; in order to obtain the benefit of the Act 7 June 1832; he entered service of US under the following various officers & served as herein stated; that in the spring as he thinks of 1777 he volunteered in the then Co. of Bedford VA in the militia to go upon a tour against the Cherokee Indians; we were marched to the Long Island of Holstein where a treaty was s... with the Indians; that he served out the tour for three months; that he was in a company commanded by Col. James Dixon, Chinto?plan Irvice? was Lieutenant; that after his term was out and before he returned home, he enlisted or volunteered a second time to go on expedition upon Clinch River, Capt. Isaac Shelby afterwards Gov. of KY was his Capt. and said Ivoine? Lieut.; that Isaac Shelby not being ready to march at the time, his father, Colo. Shelby, marched us over from the Long Island of Holstein to a Fort upon Clinch River called Rogers Fort where he continued to do duty about six months; that he was absent from the time he left Bedford & was in service nine months before he returned; that afterwards he went out in the Militia, volunteered, from Prince Edward Co. VA in a company commanded by Capt. Allen in Genl. Lausons command, was marched down to old Petersburg in VA to prevent the British who were coming up James River; that he cannot state certainly the year but thinks it was in the year 1780; that he was in service two months this tour; that he has no documentary evidence & knows of no person by whose testimony he can establish his services; he hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity & declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
Statement by Jacob Dooley and Richard Oldhouse, residents of Madison Co., that we have been well acquainted with Gabriel Duncan who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration between 30 & 40 years; that we believe him to be 74 years of age; that he is a man of excellent character & we believe all the facts noted in his declaration true; Dooley notes that from within his knowledge he believes said Duncan was on the Campaigns in this notice against the Indians.
Statement by the court that after investigation of the matter and putting the interrogatories prescribed, that the above named applicant was a Rev. soldier & served as he noted.
Declaration, 3 Dec. 1832, by Gabriel (X) Duncan to Madison Co. KY Court; supplementary to his declaration made 13 Aug. 1832, in order to obtain benefit of Act 7 June 1832. That he was born in Bedford Co. VA in the year 1758; that he has no record of his age but always understood from his parents that he was born on 24 Aug. 1758; that when he first volunteered & entered the service in the Rev. War he was living & a citizen of Bedford Co. VA where he volunteered & served his (too faint) in his original declaration he was living & was a citizen of Prince Edward Co. VA; that he does not recollect that he ever had any written discharge from the service, if he ever had, he has long ago lost it, he knows nothing of it now; that after the Rev. War he lived in Prince Edward Co. VA till he removed to KY between 30 & 40 years ago where he has resided in the bounds of the now county of Madison ever since and now resides; that Capt. Richard Oldhouse and Jacob Dooley of Madison Co. have been his neighbours & can testify and have testified concerning his character and their belief of his service as a Rev. Soldier; that he believes he is & has been well known in the Co. of Madison for 30 or 40 years past and could become? if necessary as great many of the good citizens of said county who could ... testimoney ...
Letter, 5 Dec. 1832, from H? Meek?, Richmond, KY. I return herewith enclosed the Declaration of Gab. Duncan so certified & ...
GEORGE DUNCAN, S-41513, NC (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863; much of this file was shared with me by Alice (Young) Duncan)
15,248. North Carolina. George Duncan, of Person Co. in the State of North Carolina, who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Glover of the regiment commanded by Colonel Hogan in the N. Carolina line, for the term of 2 years & 6 months, inscribed on the Roll of North Carolina at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence on the 13th of September 1819. Certificate of Pension issued the 7th of Oct. 1819, and sent to J.J. Danial(?) Esq. at Roxborough, N.C. Arrears to 4th of March 1820, 5 months, 18/20 or 4/31, $45.83.
Statement 7 Sept. 1819, by John Washington to Granville Co. NC Court. The bearer George Duncan was a continental soldier in the 6th NC Battalion commanded by Alexander Lillington; enlisted in Captain William Glovers Company for the term of two and one half years and I know that he served 12 months of the tour afsd. and I believe he served the full tour for which he enlisted; he enlisted in the year 1776 in the spring of the year as I believe.
13 Sept. 1819, State of North Carolina, Person County. George Duncan came before me J.J. Daniel one of the judges ... and made oath that he was a soldier in the continental line of Infantry during the revolutionary war. He belonged to the 6th N.Carolina Regiment commanded by Col. Lillington, he enlisted under Capt. William Glover in the spring of the year 1776 and served two years and six months and was discharged on the 19th October 1778 at West Point. He was transferred to the 3rd N.Carolina Regiment, Col. Hogan. His Capt. was a Mr. Hogg. He further states that he is in indigent circumstances, he has a wife & three of his own children & four grandchildren to support, a small tract of poor land and no slaves or any person to help him work. He says he stands in need of the assistance of his country for support and prays the benefit of the late act of Congress for the relief ... he is 61 years old as he believes. /s/ George (X) Duncan. Sworn to before me this 13th Sept. 1819, J.H?. Daniel.
Added note, 13 Sept. 1819, by Jsh. Edwards: The barror George Duncan is a near neighbor to me and is a por man and I believe an honest one.
Statement by J? M. Glover 13 Sept. 1819 ... that he is acquainted with George Duncan, he is in indigent circumstances & stands in need of the assistance of the country ....
State of North Carolina, Person County, County Court of pleas & quarter sessions, Sept. 7?, 1820 (handwriting on this document very difficult to read). On this 27 day of Sept. 1820, personally appeared ... George Duncan, aged about 63 years, resident of the said County and State; who ... declares that he served in the Revolutionary war as follows ... at Wilmington N.C. in 1776 .. Capt. Glover; Regiment Commanded first by Col. Taylor and then by ..(?) afterwards he went under Col. Hogan to the North River? and was discharged at West Point. He ... served for 12 ..(?) under Capt. Armstrong in Regt. commanded by Col. Lt.? Dixon ... (unreadable). I was a resident ... on the 18th day of March 1818, I have not ... (got rid of property)
Schedule of property ...
125 acres of land valued at $1 per acre, $125.
5 head of cattle, one cow & heifer & 3 yearlings; 10 hogs about 1 year old; ... Total $222.35. All the above property is conveyed by deed of trust to William Williams to secure a debt due from the said George Duncan for $275.88, which money is justly due for goods ... That he has but little ability to support himself & family ... that he has the following family with him, Alfred Duncan, age about 33, Benjamin age about 15, the following grandchildren, who are orphans without parents (property??) Lorenzo Duncan aged about 14, Sally Duncan age about 12, Saml. Dixon aged about 7, Washington Dixon aged about 5. /s/ George (X) Duncan. Signed before Jesse Dickins, clerk of the county court.
I am acquainted with (said?) George Duncan, who has applied to me to prepare his paper for his ... application to report ... of Roxborough, ... it back to Jesse (John?) Daniel, but sd. Duncan has never? received? if lets? probably lost. (no date) /s/ B. Lang.
Statement by George Duncan, 25 Sept. 1821 to Person Co. NC Court; George Duncan of said county, aged 64 years, resident of said State & County; that he served in the Rev. War as follows: first at Wilmington NC in 1776 under Capt. Wm. Glover, in the Regiment 1st commanded by Colo. Taylor and afterwards by Colo. Alexander Lillington, afterwards he ... under Col. Hogan of the North River? and was discharged ... (similar to statement and schedule of property dated Sept. 7, 1820); has living with him (Alfred Duncan crossed out) Benjamin Duncan age about 16 yrs, and the following grandchildren who are orphans without parents: Lorenzo Duncan age about 15 years, Sally Duncan age about 12 years, Samuel Duncan age about 7 years, Washington (does not give last name) age about 5 years.
Williamsville, Feb. 12th, 1824, John C. Calhoun, Esq., Washington City. Sir: I have inclose the papers of George Duncan to you to be acted on as the law directs; the old man is axious to know the result, it has been some time since I recd. the schedule to get the clerk's signature, but thought fit not to return it untill his account with Isham Edwards was prepared to go with it. On examination of his account I find too much of unnecessary purchases or things that might have been done without; however that is past, the old man is not able to do much work, his children all free has one daughter with two grandchildren to maintain; if Isham Edwards should sell his property under the deed of trust it will take all he has to pay the same; I have reasons to believe that the old mans debts otherwise are but small; as he cannot have credit in the neighbourhood; if it is right for any person that has served as a soldier in his capacity to be paid, he certainly needs to be noticed, being old & infirm, and not a sufficiency to live comfortable on. If there is any thing more necessary be so good as to inform me as I have promis the old man to attend to the business for him & that without interest being a near neighbour and I think an honest man. I am with due respt, yours & c, Cary Williams.
Letter, Cary Williams, Williamsville, March 28, 1824. On the 14th Instant I wrote to you on the subject of George Duncan and fearing that might miscarry I take the liberty to write again. I stated to you that at the time I wrote my first letter to you I sent all the papers that I thought necessary on to the war department which I hope will be found in the war office; I hope you will not think me troublesome in the business as it is for the benefit of an old soldier who is verry anxious to know the result; he tells me that he proved his title or enlistment by John Washington of Granville Co. I find the Presidential Election is more & more the topic of conversation and more divided than I had expected. G. Jackson is not without his friends in our county as well as Tennessee &c and I begin to think that the contest will be between Crafford & Jackson. If convenient on the rect. of this let me know whether or not Duncans papers have come to hand; this leaves me and family well & hope it may find you so.
Declaration of James Williamson, 15 Oct. 1825; that sometime in the fall of 1819 there came a packett or bundle of papers to post office at Roxboro or Person Court House, directed to Joseph J. Daniel; that he the said Williamson was then post master at Roxboro; and that the said packett or bundle of papers lay in the office some considerable time; that he the said Williamson some time after sent the papers on to Joseph J. Daniel to Halifax NC, or to said Daniel somewhere; that some time after he was in company with said Daniel and name the circumstances of said papers, that Daniel acknowledge to him the said Williamson that such a packett had been recd. by him and that he had forgotten all about them or that he had sent them to a man by the name of George Duncan in same county below Halifax or in Halifax but that he had no recollection where they were at that time.
Statement 15 Oct. 1825 by George (X) Duncan to JP of Person Co. NC; George Duncan is same person who formerly belonged to Company commanded by Captain Willia Glover in the Regiment commanded by Colonel William Taylor in the service of the US; that his name was placed on the Pension rool of the State of NC in 1819 as appears from papers from the war office; that he thinks a certificate was sent to Roxboro, Person Co. NC in the fall of 1819 directed to the care of Joseph J. Daniel which certificate some time between Sept. 1819 and the spring of 1820 was sent off by the post master at Roxboro to Joseph Daniel and was about that time lost; that on 11 Feb. 1824 he was again placed or continued on the list and now wishes to obtain a new certificate.
Letter, Cary Williams, Williamsville, Nov? 4th 1825. Enclosed you will recd. the affidavit of James Williamson and George Duncan which you will be so good as to apply at the Pension Office for a formal certificate for the old man Duncan, so as to enable him to ??? his pay from 11 Feb. 1824 at which time he was placed or continued on the Pension Roll ... as appears from a notification dated 21 May 1824; I presume evidence respecting the loss of the former certificate issued in Sept. 1819 in favour of George Duncan will be sufficient for him to obtain a new one ... the old man needs his little allowance if he can get it; we know of no better evidence except we could see Mr. Daniel and it appears that he had forgot the business or nearly so; I have written to Mr. Daniel but no answer. ...
Letter from Pension Office 13 Sept. 1829, Fayetteville. I enclose the original certificate issued to George Duncan which has been surrendered in consequence of the receipt of a duplicate certificate. George Duncan the pensioner resides in Person Co. & has always done so. The original certificate was by mistake delivered to George Duncan of Halifax Co. who availing himself of the circumstance applied and obtained payments from 13 Sept. 1819 to 4 March 1820, $45.83, and returns 30 April 1823. This statement is made at the request of the Agent of George Duncan who claims for him the amount so erroneously paid.
GEORGE DUNCAN, widow Elizabeth, W-9845, VA, KY, IN: (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863)
George Duncan, of Orange Co. IN, who was a private in the com. commanded by Captain Pamplin? of the regt. commanded by Col. Lundey in the VA line for 7 months; Inscribed on the roll of Indiana at the rate of $23.33 per annum to commence on 4 March 1831; Certificate of pension issued 26 Oct. 1833 and (sent to) James Collins In? Paoli.
Elizabeth Duncan, widow of George Duncan who served in the Rev. war as a private; inscribed on Roll at rate of $23.33 per annum to commence on 4 March 1848; Certificate of Pension issued 26 July 1850 and sent to Hon. N. Albertson, Ho. of Reps. (small note) Date of death not on A.B.
Deposition of George Duncan, 19 Sept. 1832 before Orange Co. IN Court; aged 75 years on 8 March next, according to a record kept by his father, the original of which is now in his possession in his fathers handwriting; to obtain the benefits of the Act 7 June 1832; entered the service of the US under the following named officers, and served as herein stated. In the first tour of service which he professed he took the place of his father John Duncan as a substitute who was drafted in Amherst Co. VA to guard Burgoynes (British) prisoners in Albemarle Co. VA, the names of other of the field or company officers not recollected. As soon as he entered the service the deponent proceeded to the barracks in Albemarle Co. where he remained in service upon active duty "(about) two months (perhaps three)" but not less than two, he recollects that he remained there during the whole period for which he entered the service. When his tour of service lapsed? he was discharged and went back home into Amherst Co. VA; this deponent does not recollect distinctly but thinks his first service was ... in 1778. The second tour performed by the deponent was commanded about a year afterward. He was drafted in Amherst Co. VA to go upon service down about Richmond to reconoiter. In a short time after he was drafted he marched to Richmond where he continued? ...? nothing and sentry? about a month when he was discharged and returned home; the officers names not recollected. While deponent was occupied? with the army just below Richmond on James River in James Plains, a resident of Amherst Co. came into the army to purchase tobacco. It so happened that a number of the soldiers had tobacco deposited in Richmond on sale and had heard of Cournwallis appearance, he was expected to make an attempt to land on the Coast of VA; under this state of things much fear was entertained that Richmond would fall into his hands and that the tobacco deposited there would be lost to the owner's Plains? but ??? to buy it up at very reduced prices and the Colonias? thought he wished to speculate too deeply upon their (them?). Feeling in you out at his conduct they took him into Country ??? a Court martial who sat upon his case and decided that he should be mounted upon his horse with his face toward the horses back and led through the lines out of the encampment, which sentence was executed to the letter. The third tour of duty upon which deponent was engaged was the same service that Cornwallis came into VA. He was drafted about the first of May in Amherst Co. VA under Captain Pauplin?. He immediately after entered the service under Colonel Lunday of Albemarle Co. VA and General Lawson. Deponent was detached to go in pursuit of Cornwallis that? the latter was in VA; deponent marched on through Charlotteville to join the Regiment after waiting? with the Regiment the whole went down into the neighborhood of Richmond; deponent was about 8 miles from the battle ground in the evening? of the battle at Jamestown; deponent's regiment had on that occasion battle? only in the afternoon to recoup? but leaving? just before night of the battle at Jamestown they were marched immediately to ??? the scene of action after meeting with part of the American forces which had followed back about half a mile from the battle ground with some wounded soldiers. Deponent's regiment was battle a few moments and were then marched back on the river road, namely in the same direction they had come. We got news next day that Cornwallis and his forces had ratius? to their ships and next? those? marched to Malveiw? or Nobbin? hill where we were halted about 16 or 18 days; hearing that Cornwallis had gone up York river we were marched across the country toward Little York; we encamped on Pamunky? river where we continued until some time in the month of September when deponent was discharged and went home. From his commanding officers the deponent received written discharge for each one of the foregoing tours of duty but left them all at his father's in Amherst Co. VA when deponent removed to KY and not returning to VA for about 20 years when he again visited his fathers house his papers that he had left there among which were the said discharges had all been destroyed or lost. Deponent was born in Albemarle Co. VA; soon after moved by his father into Amherst Co. VA where he continued to reside until the fall of 81 when he visited? Lincoln Co. KY where he lived until about 15 years ago when he removed into Orange Co. IN where he has continued to reside ever since. He is known to James Lynd, Jacob Moulder, Alexander Wallace, Edward Moore and Wm. Brooks who will been? endenced? of deponents family of character and their belief? that he served a nolo? in the Rev. War as stated. /s/ George Duncan.
Declaration of George Duncan, 25 Sept. 1833, to Orange Co. Circuit Court; resident of Orange Co. IN, aged 76 years on the 8th of March next according to a record kept by his father and now in the possession of the deponent; in order to obtain the benefit of the Act 7 June 1832; he entered the service of the State of VA first in the year 1778 and served under the officers and in the tours as hereinafter stated. In the first tour of service which he performed which was in the year last aforesaid, he went as a substitute in the place of his father John Duncan who was drafted in Amherst Co. VA for purpose of guarding Burgoyne British prisoners then in Albemarle Co. VA, the names of either field or company officers are not now recollected. As soon as he entered the service deponent proceeded to the barracks in Albemarle Co. where he remained in the service upon active duty two months when he was discharged and returned home. The second tour of service performed by deponent was commenced in 1779. He was drafted in Amherst Co. VA to go upon service in the vicinity of the City of Richmond for the purpose of reconnoitering; shortly after he was drafted he marched directly to the city of Richmond where he entered? reconnoitering and scouting one month when he was again discharged and returned home. The names of his officers who were strangers from loss of memory deponent cannot recollect. Deponent was again drafted in the month of May 1780 as well as he now recollects in Amherst Co. afsd. under Captain Pauplin and General Gowan; deponent was detached to go in pursuit of Cornwallis while? the latter was in VA; deponent marched on through Charlottsville and after uniting with the regiment the whole body proceeded down into the neighborhood of Richmond on the day upon which the battle of Jamestown was fought; deponent was distant from the scene of action about 8 miles. The regiment had halted on that day early in the afternoon to encamp but learning just before night of the battle at Jamestown they were marched immediately forward in the direction of the battleground and having gone some distance we encountered a part of the Americans that had fallen back from the main army about a half mile with some wounded soldiers; having halted here a few minutes we were again marched back upon the main road in a direction nearly the same we had come; on the day following we received intelligence that Cornwallis and his forces had retired to their ships. We were then marched on to Malvin or Mobbine? Hill where we were halted about 16 or 18 days. Hearing that Cornwallis had gone up York river we were marched across the country in the direction of Little York and encamped upon Pamuky? river where we lay until some time in the month of September when deponent was again discharged having served in that tour the named four months. He was drafted? in Lincoln Co. KY and Capt. Robert Prescott? and served two months in which? consequently? checked the ... (very tiny handwriting interlined). From his commanding officers deponent received written discharges for each of the before named tours of duty except the last which he left at the house of his father in Amherst Co. VA when he migrated to the State of KY and when he returned to the residence of his father about 20 years afterward his papers amongst which was the discharge aforesaid were lost or destroyed. He has no documentary evidence of his said service nor does he know of any person or person living by whom he can (interlined in tiny writing). Deponent further states he was born in Albemarle Co. VA, that his father when he (deponent) was quite a youth removed to Amherst Co. VA where he resided until the fall of 81 or 2 when deponent came to Lincoln Co. KY at which place he lived until about 16 years since when he removed to Orange Co. IN where he now and ever since has resided. He is known to Jacob Moulder, Alexander Mallard?, Edward Moore and William Brooks who will bear testimony of deponents family? of character and their belief that he served as a soldier in the Rev. war as herein stated. He relinquishes every claim ...; in all he served 9 months. In the campaign against the ??? of 2 months he received a discharge from Captain Robert Barnett but has lost the same. The latter company was served in the fall of 1781 or '82, applicant does not recollect which.
Additional statement that by reason of old age and the consequent loss of memory he cannot swear positively to the names of all the officers under whom he served nor the precise length of his service, but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods stated in the foregoing declaration and (repeated below). The first tour deponent served as substitute for his father as a private two months; in the 2nd tour he served as a private one month; and in the 3rd tour he served in the like grad? four months; and for such service he claims a pension.
Certification by Jonathan Jones, clergyman of Washington Co., and Alexander Wallace of Orange Co., that they are well acquainted with George Duncan and believe him to be 76 years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion.
Declaration of Elizabeth (X) Duncan, 19 April 1844, in Orange Co. IN court; a resident of Orange Co., aged 73 on 14 October last past; in order to obtain benefit of Acts 7 July 1838 and 3 March 1843; that she is the widow of George Duncan who was a private in the army of the Rev. War and served in the VA troops in behalf of the US; she cannot state the name of his captain, Col. nor other officers under whom he served, nor the name nor number of the Regiment to which he belonged nor the length of time he served, she believing he served in the VA troop, but cannot state whether it was in the regular service, state troop or militia; that he resided in Amherst Co. VA at the time he entered the service and for a short time afterwards. She may have known the names ... when they were frequently spoken of but not having heard anything of the kind for a number of years, she is now ignorant of them. Her husband George Duncan was a Rev. Pensioner at the rate of $23.33 per annum and placed on the Indiana Pension Roll and agency in 1833 as well as she recollects ... and drew his first pension money at Corydon, but the precise time he first drew his pension money she cannot now state. That as well as she is informed and believes, George Duncan made his application for a pension either at Richmond VA or at Washington City, she believes it was at the War Department ...; as he went off from home for that purpose but does not now know the precise time he went nor the place where he went to but that was his business off from home in 1833 ... Her maiden name was Phillips; that she was married to George Duncan on 25 April 1790 in Lincoln Co. KY; she thinks by a license issued in that county; and that they were married by the Revd. John Bouly; that she has had born in wedlock with George Duncan her said husband ten children, viz: John, George, Fleming H., Luvinia, Lieurina Lent, Sally, Jane, Elizabeth, Polly and Polly. The oldest of said children, viz, John was born 15 June 1791; that she has a family record of her marriage and of the births of her children which is in the handwrite? of her son Fleming H. & is now in her possession; which was made by the direction of her & her said husband & transcribed from an old family record which was made as these events occured and which was previously deleterated? and is now destroyed. Her husband George Duncan died 2 Nov. 1838 in Orange Co. IN, and that her husband drew his last pension money at the Branch of the State Bank of IN at Bedford up to the 4th of March 1838, and that the arrearage of pension due to her husband from 4 March 1838 up to the time he died never has been drawn by her or any other person for her. That she has never intermarried with any other person since his death but yet remains his widow; that she has resided in Lincoln Co. KY since their marriage up to about the 1st of April 1818 when they removed to Orange Co. IN where they resided until the death of her husband and that she yet continues to reside there; that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to 1 Jan. 1794, viz, at the time above stated.
Certification by Probate Judge that he attended at the residence of Elizabeth Duncan in Orange Co. IN for that purpose ... the said Elizabeth Duncan is unable to attend (court) on account of her personal weakness and bodily infirmity, from her advanced age and general debility and infirmity.
Affidavit of Fleming H. Duncan, 19 April 1844, to Orange Co. IN Court; a resident of Orange Co., aged 50 the 2nd of Sept. next; that he is a son of Elizabeth Duncan and George Duncan mentioned in the declaration of Elizabeth Duncan hereto attached; that he is the third child, having two brothers older than this affiant, viz, John Duncan and George Duncan; that Elizabeth Duncan is the widow of George Duncan; that she now resides in Orange Co. IN where she has lived ever since about the 1st of April 1818; that previous thereto she resided with her husband George Duncan in Lincoln Co. KY; that George Duncan her husband and the father of this affiant was a Rev. Pensioner at the rate of $23.33 per annum and drew his money first at Corydon IN and lastly at Bedford, IN, from the branch of the State Bank of IN. That affiant drew his father's last pension money for him due 4 March 1838 shortly afterwards and that he drew said last draw upon a power of attorney upon his father's pension certificate hereto attached below marked "A" which has been in his possession ever since his father died. That his father George Duncan owner? in said certificate died 2 November 1838 in Orange Co. IN; that he was present & witnessed his death & burial; that his mother Elizabeth Duncan is now a widow & resides in Orange Co. & has never intermarried with any other person since the death of his father; that his mother the widow of George Duncan has never drawn any arrearage of pension due his father up to the time of his death; that he is acquainted with the present family Record of Elizabeth Duncan and George Duncan which is now in his mother's possession, which family record was made by this affiant at the request of his father and mother about 15 years ago & was made in part and transcribed from an old Record then nearly mutilated & which is now lost or destroyed, which family Record containing the marriage of Elizabeth & George Duncan & the births of their children was taken from the family bible this? day? in my possession? and is hereto attached below number "B" ...
(MAD: Did not make a copy of "A", certificate of pension)
"B" Family Record. Births (in two columns):
George Duncan was Born march 8th 1758
Elizabeth Duncan was Born october 14th 1770
John Duncan was Born June 15th 1791
George Duncan was Born December 23rd 1792
Fleming Hall Duncan was Born September 2nd 1794
Lieu Vina Duncan was Born September 10th 1796
Luvina Lent Duncan was Born June 22nd 1799
Sally Duncan was Born September 10th 1801 (second column)
Jenny Duncan was Born April 25th 1803
Elizabeth Duncan was Born March 11th 1806
Polly Duncan was Born September 29th 1807 D & C
Polly Duncan was Born June 13th 1810
(crossed off) Lunzy? Duncan son of Chs Born ??? and Born February 26th 1800?
Family Record. Marriages
George and Elizabeth Duncan was married Aprile 25th 1790.
Letter, 19 July 1844, from J. Hooper, Marshall, Clark Co. Illinois: I enclose to you herewith the evidence of marriage of Elizabeth Duncan to her late husband, George Duncan decd, late of Orange Co. Ia, to establish her marriage in her application for a pension. ...
Certification 18 June 1844 by Lincoln Co. KY Clerk: Marriage bond of George Duncan and Manuel Brown, 6 April 1790, for marriage of George Duncan and Elizabeth Phillips.
Declaration by Elizabeth (+) Duncan, 2 June 1845; in order to obtain benefits of resolution of Congress 23 Jan. 1845; the act of 30 April 1844 prohibited me from drawing a pension for same period during which my husband was a pensioner; I make the following statement under oath to obtain benefits of resolution above mentioned; I am widow of George Duncan who was a private in the war of the Rev.; I have drawn a pension at the rate of $23.33 per annum from 2 Nov. 1838 and now ask for the amount due me from 4 March 1836 to 2 Nov. 1838, when my former pension commenced in year 1838 at Madison, IN. Declaration made before Fleming H. Duncan, J.P.
Letter 4 June 1845 from J.P?. Cooper, Marshall, Clark Co. Illinois: I herein enclose to you declaration of Elizabeth Duncan, widow of George Duncan decd. of Orange Co. IN for balance of pay due to her ...
Affidavit by Elizabeth (+) Duncan, 24 May 1850, before Orange Co. IN JP; she is the identical Elizabeth Duncan widow of George Duncan decd named in the original certificate now illegally withheld from her by one Joshua P. Cooper of State of IL; that said Cooper as her attorney promised her pension papers from the government of the US and also by power of attorney drew her pension for some time but every time failed neglected and refused to pay to this affiant any portion of the money drawn, and thereupon this affiant refused to make said Cooper any further power to draw and demanded of him her pension papers which he refused to deliver and neglected to give her any satisfaction and that said Cooper has refused and neglected to deliver them to her up to this time but has kept all her money that he has ever collected and keeps her pension papers also; this affiant lately made application to the government of the US at Washington City for her pension who paid the same from Sept. 1845 to Sept. 1848 and directed her to apply for the residue of her pension due to the agent for paying pensions at Madison, IN. That she has not intermarried but has continued the widow of George Duncan decd; that she now resides in Orange Co. IN and has resided there for about 30 years past and previous thereto she resided in State of KY.
Power of Attorney, 24 May 1850, from Elizabeth (+) Duncan of Orange Co. IN, Rev. pensioner of US, appointing Arthur J. Simpson her attorney to receive from agent of US for paying pensions in Madison, IN, her pension from 4 Sept. 1848 to 4 March 1850. Wit. Fleming H. Duncan, John Guthrie. Made before JP of Orange Co. IN.
Letter Sept. 28, 1921, from Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, to Mrs. Alice V.D. Pierrepont, Violet Bank, Petersburg, VA. Madam: In reply to your letter dated 30 August and received 3rd Sept., you are advised that the Revolutionary War records of this Bureau fail to afford any information in regard to Webb Kidd. In order to identify the record of any particular George Duncan, you are requested to furnish as much of the following data as possible: places of residence at enlistment and after service; approximate dates of birth and death; given names of widow; names of any Officers under whom he served.
Handwritten at bottom of letter: Webb Kidd mar. Elizabeth White, daughter of Jeremiah White. Over.
Handwritten on back of letter: Oct. 1, 1921, Violet Bank Studio, Petersburg, VA. I wish I could give you the information desired as to George Duncan. This is all I know. My grandfather Marcus Monroe Duncan was the son of George Duncan. He was born in Buckingham Co. VA. He & his brother George & sister Eliza were left orphans at an early age, Mr. Janius Clay being guardian. The Buckingham records were destroyed & our family Bible burned. I think my gr.gr.grandfather was also George Duncan of Albemarle or Fluvanna Co. -- his wife Ann & his lands on both sides of the river -- Hardware, I think. The family tradition is that he was a Rev. soldier. So he would probably be listed from one of those 3 counties as a soldier. Thanking you for any trouble, Sincerely yours, Alice V.D. Pierrepont.
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