Duncans in Butler Co. OH


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

Last revised May 25, 2012

Formed 1803 from Hamilton
Preble formed 1808 from Montgomery, Butler


1820-1840 Butler Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Butler Co. OH Census
Pg.228, #258, William DUNCAN 28 KY shoemaker BLACK
                  Mary J. 22 MD BLACK
                  Joseph 7/12 OH, Jarret S. (m) 3 OH BLACK
                  Minty DUNCAN 55 KY BLACK
Pg.414, #561, James DUNKAM 28 OH farmer $450
                  Matilda 29 OH
                  Ebeazer (m) 4, Franklin 2 OH

1860 Butler Co. OH Census
Fairfield Twp.
Pg.408, #501-519, Lorenzo HAZARD 29 MS BLACK laborer $400-$50
                  Susan 27 KY BLACK
                  Lavina 4 OH BLACK
                  Minta DUNCAN (f) 60 KY BLACK
                  Jerusha HAZARD (f) 20 OH BLACK

1860 CENSUS, OXFORD TOWN, BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
PAGE# 103B, IMAGE 12 OF 108
D.W., AGE 25, MALE, PAPER HANGER, $250./$50., OHIO
      KDC: Danforth W. Pomeroy mar. Mary E. Duncan 8 July 1856 in Muscatine Co. IA
      (KDC: 1870 Hamilton Co. OH census; ?? 1850 Morrow Co. OH census)

1870 Butler Co. OH Census
Town of Oxford
Pg.390, #536-556, HAYDEN, Mary? (f) 37 OH keeping house $5,200-$700
                  DUNCAN, John 24 OH tanner
                  DUNCAN, Laura 18 OH help mother
                  HAYDEN, John 16 OH works on farm
                  Charles 15, Alvy (m) 12 OH works on farm


Butler Co. OH Deed index v. 1-3 (indexes v. A-Z, 1-38) 1803-1863 (FHL film 350,712)
      No Duncan to 1835
      Book 2, 1835-1851 - no Duncan; Dungan not copied
      Book 1852 - no Duncan

HISTORIES before 1923

1919 "Memoirs of the Miami Valley, Ohio" (Montgomery Co.) Vol.III, ed. by John C. Hover (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.1 M533; FHL book 977.17 H2m and film 934,871 items 1-3)
      Pg.188-189: Charles Duncan was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, February 16, 1846, son of James and Isabelle (Stuart) Duncan. James Duncan and Isabelle Stuart were married in Scotland, and to them were born six children: Janet, Charles, James, John, Alexandriana and Alexander, all of whom were born in Scotland. After coming to the United States three other children were born to them: Margaret, Isabelle, and David. James Duncan emigrated with his family to this country, settled in Champaign Co. OH, lived there the remainder of his life, and was buried in that county. Charles Duncan was the only member of the family who ever lived in Butler County ....

1888 "KY, a History of the State" 7th Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt and Evelyn Sigler 7/1982)
      Pg.70-2. THE GRAVES FAMILY, of Kenton. Bartlett Graves, the ancestor of the Graves family, of Kenton Co. KY, and one of the early pioneers of KY, was born in Louisa Co. VA in the year 1766; he was the son of Thomas and Susan (Bartlett) Graves who moved from VA to KY as early as 1785, settling near Bryant's Station, and whose descendants are still numerous in Scott and Fayette Cos. (more on Graves ancestry and family) Bartlett first married Miss Frances Lane, of VA; children: Bartlett, Henry and Polly; Bartlett was a lawyer and lived in Barren Co. near Glasgow, Henry lived near Erlanger and afterward moved to MO, Polly married the late William Grant of Petersburg, Boone Co. Mr. Graves came to Campbell Co., then including Kenton, early in this century. His wife dying, he married Miss Patterson, no children; Left again a widower, he married Miss Betsey Leathers; in 1807 they settled on the farm where the town of Erlanger has recently been laid out. He died in 1858; she in 1867. ... John L. Graves, the eldest son, so long a well known citizen in Kenton and Boone Cos., now lives near Middleton [?Butler Co.], OH, surrounded by an interesting family, the children of his second marriage. His second wife was Miss Martha Lucas, of OH. His first wife was Miss Maria Graves, of Boone Co. KY. The late Mrs. William Duncan, of Burlington [Boone Co.], was one of the daughters of this marriage. Milton W. Graves, the second son of Bartlett and Elizabeth Graves, married Miss Catherine A. Osborne. ... Among great-grandsons of Bartlett Graves are ... Dr. Duncan. (footnote: The notes of the Graves Family were furnished mainly by John L. Graves, Milton W. Graves and Mrs. Anna C. Graves, the three oldest representatives of the name in this branch of the family.)


Some early Duncans or Dungans in Butler Co. OH:
      James Duncan, 5 April 1805, had one case of drawers in Kentucky, mentioned in will of Mary Reed recorded Butler Co. OH (old) Will Book I, pg.11 (from pg.175, Vol.I, "Gateway to the West" by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, 1989 reprint of periodical 1967 to 1978, Vol.2#1, FHL book 977.1 D25g)
      Benjamin Dungan, 9 Feb. 1808, mar. Margaret Mitchel.
      Joseph Dungan, 22 July 1813, mar. Elizabeth Howry.
      Elizabeth Dungan, April 1815, mar. William Bush.
      Isaac Dungan, 19 Feb. 1818, mar. Esther Thomas.
      Josiah Dungan, 25 March 1822, mar. Mary Brandenburg.
      Sarah Jane Duncan, 21 June 1832, mar. Samuel Smith.
      Isabella Duncan, 21 April 1836, mar. ??
      James Duncan, 26 Nov. 1840, mar. Eliza McWilliams. The Bible of James Duncan, born 1/18/1817, married 11/28/18?0 to Eliza McWilliams b. 5/3/1821, naming their children b. 1841 to 1865, was published on pg.76, Vol.23#2, 12/1983, "OH Genealogical Society [Newsletter]" from Marilyn Hansen 4/1988. (MAD: 1850 Clermont Co. OH census, possibly from Mason Co. KY)
      William Duncan, 11 Nov. 1847, mar. Mary Jane Johnson.
      Elizabeth Duncan, 15 March 1849, mar. John Baxter.
      Andrew Duncan, 5 April 1849, mar. Lavina McCully.
      Susan Duncan, 3 July 1849, mar. Lorenzo Hazzard.
      Rebecca Dunc?an, 9 Aug. 1869, of Clinton Co. IN, left will dated 20 Jan. 1863, recorded 21 Sept. 1870, naming sons and daughters, executors to be son Eli Dungan and Jesse A. Dungan, with a note the will was proved in "Butter" (Butler?) Co. OH 9 Aug. 1869, was recorded in Tipton Co. IN Will Book 2, pgs.4-9 ("Tipton Co. IN Will Records 1847-1913, Books A, 2 & 3" by Ruth M. Slevin, FHL book 977.2555 P2t)
      John H. Duncan, 20 March 1870, mar. Laura A. Hayden.
      Charles F. Duncan, 2 Oct. 1877, mar. Sallie Grissom.
      James M. Duncan, 14 Sept. 1881, mar. Ollie G. Midelay.


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