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1810 Fluvanna Co. VA Census Pg.289 John Duncan 20100 - 10100 (MAD: John married Jennie Sneed 12 Dec. 1804) 1830 Fluvanna Co. VA Census Pg.345 John Duncan 2120,001 - 0012,0101 357 Andrew Duncan 1122,101 - 0100,001 1840 Fluvanna Co. VA Census Pg.261 Andrew Duncan 0012,2001 - 0010,0011 270 Jno. Duncan 0213,0001 - 0100,1001 Jacob Duncan 0000,1 - 0001 (MAD: Jacob married Martha S. Key 24 Dec. 1839; 1850 Lewis Co. VA census) 271 James B. Duncan 0000,1 - 0000,1 (MAD: James B. married Louisa A. Noel 1 Mar. 1839)
1850 Fluvanna Co. VA Census (#306 from David L. Duncan 1987 with permission to share with others)
Pg.1, #7, Andrew B. DUNCAN 32 SCT millwright $1600
Eliza S. 23 VA
Maria 5, Andrew 3 VA
(MAD: Andrew B. Duncan mar. Sarah Eliza Moon 4/24/1845 in Albemarle Co. VA)
Pg.1, #8, Ann S. DUNCAN 65 SCT
William N. 23 VA millwright
(MAD: definitely William "N."; Ann in 1860 Pittsylvania Co. VA census age ?34/74)
Pg.1, #9, James B. DUNCAN 37 SCT millwright $1200
James B. Jr. 9, John A. 7 VA
Ann E. 5 VA
(MAD: died Pittsylvania Co. VA; wife Paulina there 1860)
Pg.20, #306, William SNEAD 57 VA farmer $3250
Pg.20, #307, Jane DUNCAN 59 VA $896
Nancy 30 VA
George 23, Valentine (m) 26 VA farmers
James 21, German (m) 18 VA farmers
Lucinda 16 VA
(MAD: Jane Snead, widow of John per "21 Southern Families"; widow of James per 1916 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.4, pg.1705, for grandson John A. Duncan of Glidden [Colorado Co. TX]; George W. mar. 1853 Campbell Co. VA, in 1860 Montgomery Co. AL census)
1850 Campbell Co. VA Census
Pg.141, #183, L. DUNCAN (m) 43 Fluvanna VA overseer
Mary 33 Goochland VA
Mary J. 14, John 12 Goochland VA
Josiah 10 Goochland VA
Wertley V. (f) 8 Cumberland VA
William O. 4, Betsy 11/12 Campbell VA
(MAD: Littlebury Duncan; 1830-1840 Goochland Co. VA census; 1860 Roanoke Co. VA census; Josiah C. died 1911 Knox Co. TN)
1860 Fluvanna Co. VA Census (& from David L. Duncan 1987 with permission to share with others)
Fork Union P.O.
Pg.672, #288, Benjamin W. SNEAD 53 VA farmer $9740-$18235
Elizabeth 55 VA & family
Pg.672, #289, German C. DUNCAN (m) 28 VA farmer 0-$182
Jane 83 VA
James 30 VA
Pg.695, #459, Andrew B. DUNCAN 45 FifeShire SCT farmer $6000-$7633
Elizabeth F. 39 VA
Ann M. 13, Andrew L. 11 VA
William J. 9, Eliza R. 4 VA
Margaret 10/12 VA
Seven Islands P.O.
Pg.711, #580, John NOEL 65 VA farmer $7500-$6546
Elizabeth 65 VA
Lemuel M. 26 VA overseer
Mary J. 30 VA
John W.M. 5, Lucius W. 1 VA
James B. DUNCAN 17 VA
Central Plains P.O.
Pg.740, #791, James T. DUNKUM 35 VA farmer $2100-$3825
Julia 35 VA
William FARIAS 3 VA
Pg.764-5, #973-974, Sally A. SADLER 41 VA -- $2600-$8732
Helen 13, Willis G. 12 VA
Robert L. 11, Wm. H. 7 VA
Sallie W. 5 VA
Valentine DUNCAN 33 VA overseer
1870 Fluvanna Co. VA Census
Pg.134, #68-76, DUNCAN, William 34 VA MULATTO carpenter $0-$0
Mary 30 VA MULATTO keeping house
Ann M. 9, Alice L. 7 VA MULATTOS
Lucy 5, Bettie (f) 2 VA MULATTOS
Pg.172, #162-151, DUNKUM, James T. 45 VA farmer $700-$400
Julia A. 45 VA keeping house
FARIS, William J. 13 VA works on farm
Pg.177, #251-233, DUNCAN, Valentine 43 VA farmer $300-$216
Sadie A. (f) 52 VA keeping house
Ira (m) 8 VA
SADLER, Sadie W. (f) 14 VA attending school
Fork Union Twp.
Pg.209, #169-166, DUNCUM, German C. 40 VA farmer $200-$240
Mary A. 32 VA keeping house
WILSON, Stephen 70 VA BLACK farm laborer
Pg.209, #171-168, DUNCUM, James M. 42 VA farmer (alone)
Pg.229, #558-527, WREN, Joseph T. 24 VA farmer $0-$250
Annie M. 24 VA keeping house
Alda (f) 1 VA
DUNCAN, James B. 19 VA farmer $0-$100
Eliza R. 15 VA without occupation
Margaret 11 VA attending school
Pg.235, #658-616, DUNCAN, William M. 43 VA wheelwright $1300-$500, mother of foreign birth
Elizabeth 42 VA keeping house
DUNCAN, Ann S. 84 SCT without occupation, parents of foreign birth
HAMM, Ellen 14 VA without occupation
(MAD: ? Ann in Pittsylvania Co. VA 1860 census, age "34?")
Fluvanna Co. VA Marriage Bond (copy from David L. Duncan to Dale O. Duncan with permission to share with others, to me 1988)
Bond of Field Allen Duncan and Hiram A. Duncan, August 7, 1812, for marriage of Field Allen Duncan to Dolothea? Herndon widow of George Herndon decd, of Fluvanna Co. Married August 8, 1812; marriage book 1, page 92 (MAD: different handwriting).
(MAD: we had year of marriage as 1813; date is plainly 1812 on the bond)
Fluvanna Co. VA Marriage Record (from Robert Hays 9/2002)
Fluvanna Co., George Anderson, Min. of the Baptist society, that on 12 Dec. 1804 I married John Duncan and Jinney (Jenney?) Snead, dated 27 July 1806, returned and registered in the Clerk's Office of Fluvanna Co. 28 July 1806.
[Fluvanna ?? Co.] Virginia records [marriage bonds] (from Robert Hays 8/2002; to him from Sharon Dortch and Kathy Curtis; MAD's extracts; name of county not on documents)
Bond of Tandy P. Duncan & Richard Perkins to the Governor of Virginia (no county) dated 7 Dec. 1799, for a marriage between above bound Tandy P. Duncan and Susanna Perkins daughter of said Richard Perkins; /s/ Tandy P. Duncan, Richd. Perkins; wit. John Fembenlake???
Bond of Pleasant Sanders and Field Allen Duncan to the Governor of Virginia (no county) dated 27 Feb. 1787, for a marriage between the above bound Pleasant Sanders and Nancy Duncan; /s/ Pleasant Sanders, Field A. Duncan; wit. John Byars.
Bond of Zachariah Tilman and George P?. Duncan to the Governor of Virginia (no county) dated 20 Aug. 1792, for a marriage between the above Zachariah Tilman and Molly Duncan; /s/ Zachariah Tilman, George Duncan; wit. (cannot read).
Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Health, Division of Vital Records; Certifications of Death; transcript of a record of death ... 10/2/1996 (from Robert Hays 8/2002; to him from Sharon Dortch and Kathy Curtis; MAD's extract)
Fluvanna Co. VA, line #25, Mary F. Tilman, white female age 92, born Fluvanna Co. VA, died Sept. 18, 1862 in Fluvanna Co. VA of old age, parents George and Mary A. Duncan, consort of Zack Tilman, informant Thomas W. Tilman, son, record filed June 1863.
Fluvanna Co. VA, line 9, Zachariah Tilman, white male age 86, born in Fluvanna Co. VA, died June 11, 1853 in Fluvanna Co. VA of neuralgia head, parents Thomas and Hannah Tilman, farmer, consort of Mary Tilman, informant Mary Tilman, wife, record filed between 1853 and 1896.
Go to the Fluvanna Co. VA Estate Records
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Fayette Co. OH Deeds
D-105: 27 Sept. 1808, John Duncan and wife Jane of Fluvanna Co. (no state), to Elijah May of same, that by will of John Peyton decd, John entitled to undivided third of 3000 acres in States of KY and OH, as also a distant chance of one undivided third of 1000 acres left by John Peyton to his emancipated slaves; for $500 they deed to Elijah May all their right, etc., to the land. Wit. John Snead, Robert Cawthon, John Quarles. Reg. Fluvanna Co. VA; Reg. Fayette Co. OH. (FHL film 292,610)
D-422: 2 Dec. 1825, Howell L. Duncan, formerly of Washington Co. OH, town of Mariette, and at present of Fluvanna Co. VA, appoint my friend and brother John Duncan attorney to sell, divide, or lease any land in OH ... No. wit. Reg. Fluvanna Co. VA. (FHL film 292,610)
D-424: 24 Jan. 1826, partition of lands; Elijah May of VA, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan also of VA; and the legal heirs of Robert P. Duncan decd are equally interested in 3 tracts & surveys of land, Survey #1174 in Clinton Co.; Survey #802 in Fayette Co., Survey #1244 in Madison Co.; all in the VA Military District between the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers, State of OH; division of land. ... Elijah May by his attorney William R. Cole ... (FHL film 292,610)
D-436/9: 24 Jan. 1826; Elijah May of VA and Howell Lewis Langham Duncan also of VA, and the other heirs of Robert P. Duncan decd, to wit, Levi Cole, John Duncan, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, Sampson Cole, are equally interested in several tracts of land ... Counties of Clinton, Fayette and Washington ... division of land. /s/ John Duncan, John Duncan atty for Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole for himself, Levi Cole atty for Nancy Hoff and Samson Cole. (FHL film 292,610)
D-445: 31 Jan. 1826, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan in his own right of Fluvanna Co. VA, and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff & John Duncan, heirs of Robert P. Duncan decd, to Jesse Rowe of Fayette Co. OH, ... /s/ John Duncan atty for Howell L.L. Duncan, John Duncan, Levi Cole, Samson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff. (FHL film 292,610)
E-75/7: 17 Nov. 1827, Howell L.L. Duncan, now a resident of town of Marietta in Washington Co. OH, appoint Enoch Hoff of Marietta my attorney about lands in Counties of Clinton, Madison & Fayette ... deeds of partition ... Wit. Denice Radcliff, B. Hinkson. (FHL film 292,611)
E-287: 1 Feb. 1826, Howell Lewis Langham Duncan in his own right of Fluvanna Co. VA, and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff & John Duncan, legal heirs of Robert Duncan decd, to Andrew A. Timmons; not copied here. (FHL film 292,611).
Clinton Co. OH Deeds (SLC 2/2009)
D-384: 27 Sept. 1808, John Duncan and wife Jane, both of Fluvanna Co. VA, to Elijah May of same; by will of John Peyton decd. late of above county, there is a devize to said John Duncan of one undivided third part of 3,000 acres of land lying in the States of KY and Ohio, as also a distant chance of one undivided third part of 1,000 acres left by the said John Peyton to his emancipated slaves, refer to John Peyton's will in Fluvanna Co., sell for $500 to Elijah May their interest in the above legacies. Both signed. Wit. John Snead, Robert Cawthon, John Quarles, Asa H. Dickinson, Thomas See. Ack. 24 Oct. 1808 Fluvanna Co. VA. Rec. 28 Jan. 1826 Clinton Co. OH. (FHL film 566,125)
D-387: 2 Dec. 1825, Howell L.L. Duncan, formerly of the State of Ohio, County of "Washing" and Town of Marietta and at present of the County of Fluvanna in State of Virginia, appoint my friend and brother John Duncan of the said County of Fluvanna my attorney to sell, divide, rent or lease any land owned or held by me ... in the said State of Ohio ...and make receipt ... /s/ Howel L.L. Duncan (MAD: "Howel"). Ack in Fluvanna Co. VA before Overton B. Pettit and John Winn, Justices of the Peace, attest by John Timberlake Co. Clerk, 2 Dec. 1825. Rec. 18 Jan. 1826. (FHL film 566,125)
E-326/327: 4 May 1826, John Duncan and Howell Lewis Langham Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA appoint our friend Benjamin Hinkson of town of Wilmington, Ohio, our attorney in fact for us to sell any lands in the State of OH within the bounds of survey Number of entry 1174, entry 802, or entry 1244, in the Counties of Clinton, Fayette and Madison, or to rent or lease the same; also to make deeds for any quantity of land heretofore sold out of either of said surveys by Robert G. Duncan decd. or Howell Lewis Langham Duncan, upon the purchasers paying said Hinkson the balance of the purchase money due. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan. Wit: Littlebury Duncan, William Snead, Vernon B. Stone. Ack. 15 Aug. 1826 in Fluvanna Co. VA. (FHL film 566,126)
E-422/423: 21 July 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to David Fisher of Clinton Co. OH, for $150, sell (meets and bounds not copied) 50 acres, part of survey number of entry 1174 which has been resurveyed and divided into lots, the part conveyed is a part of lot number 6, bounded on east by lot no.1. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by Benjamin Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. Nathan Hockett, Wm. Millikan. Ack. 24 July 1827, Clinton Co. OH. Rec. 29 Sept. 1827. (FHL film 566,126)
E-478/479: 25 Aug. 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of "Fluvana" Co. VA and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington County OH, to John Caudle of Clinton Co. OH, for "two hundred and seventy & seventy nine Dollars", sell parcel of land in Clinton Co. on the waters of the Little Miami River, being part of survey number of entry 1174, (meets and bounds not copied), corner to lot 3, corner to lots 2 & 3, corner to lots 5, 8 & 9, containing 124 acres, (refer to deed of partition etc.). /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by B. Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. Geo. Bruce, Rewbin Abrams. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 25 Aug. "1837." Rec. 21? Dec. 1827. (FHL film 566,126)
E-503/504: 5 June 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to Jeremiah Garrison of Clinton Co. OH, for $546, lot in Clinton Co. corner to Lot 9, lots ??, lot 1, lot 7, being lot 5 containing 124-1/4 acres in Entry 1174 ... deed of partition. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by B. Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. David S. Murphey, Geo. Bruce. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 5 June 1827. Rec. 20 Dec. 1827. (FHL film 566,126)
E-517/518: 4 Aug. 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA, and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to Arwine Garrison assignee of Benjamin Garrison of Clinton Co. OH, for $240, lot in Clinton Co. corner to Lot 5, 8 & 6, (lot number and acres not given) being part of survey Entry 1174, made in the name of John Peyton which has since [been] resurveyed and divided into lots by Nathan Linton, a plat now on record. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by B. Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. Robert Walker, Wm. Millikan. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 4 Aug. 1827. Rec. 14 Jan. 1828. (FHL film 566,126)
E-554/555: 25 Aug. 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of Fluvanna Co. VA, and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to Reed Garrison of Clinton Co. OH, for $217, lot in Clinton Co. corner to Lot 5, 8 & 6, (lot number and acres not given) being part of survey Entry 1174, and part of lot 6 as surveyed and divided by Nathan Linton, a plat now on record in Clinton Co. book E pg.11, corner to David Fisher and line of lot 1, ... line of lot 7, corner to lots 5, 7 & 8, ... corner to lots 1, 2 & 5, containing 72-1/2 acres. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by Benjamin Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. Bebee Treusdell, Daniel Collett Jr. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 25 Aug. 1827. Rec. 14 Feb. 1828. (FHL film 566,126)
F-245: 25 Oct. 1827, John Duncan and Howell L.L. Duncan of "Fluvana" Co. VA, and Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff and Nancy Hoff of Washington Co. OH, to Joshua Haines of Clinton Co. OH, for $125, lot in Clinton Co., part of survey number of entry 1174, and also SE part of lot 2 as designated on a survey now recorded in Clinton Co. in deed from Elijah May to Levi Cole & others recorded in Book E pages 10, 11 & 12, beg. corner Lot 1, division line bet. lots 2 & 5, corner to lots 1, 5 & 8, containing 50 acres. /s/ John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Levi Cole, Sampson Cole, Enoch Hoff, Nancy Hoff, by Benjamin Hinkson their attorney in fact. Wit. John Taaffe, Asahel Tribbey. Ack. Clinton Co. OH 25 Oct. 1827. Rec. 12 Aug. 1829. (FHL film 566,126)
Hopkins Co. KY Deed (FHL film 555,292)
10-308: 22 Feb. 1842; Suit in chancery Court, Elijah May vs. John Duncan, Howell L.L. Duncan, Enoch Hoff and wife Nancy, Levi Cole and wife Sally, and Rachel a free woman of color, surviving heirs and devisees of John Peyton decd; June 1841 court decree; 100 acres and 250 acres conveyed for sum of $111.90 paid by defendants (Duncans) to complainants (May), being 6/10ths the amount paid for taxes &c and the trouble & expense of redeeming the land which should be refunded, the remaining 650 acres be sold if needed for that purpose; also pay 1/10 the cost of division; deed 100 acres and 250 acres to complainants Elijah May & his heirs; reference to patent to John Peyton by VA dated 26 May 1792. (MAD: see Fluvanna Co. VA & Washington, Fayette, etc. Cos. OH)
GEORGE DUNCAN, widow Elizabeth, W-9845, VA, KY, IN (FHL film 970,863, National Archives Roll 863)
(MAD: "VA/WV Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records" by Wardell, Vol.II, p.56, for this George Duncan, lists "QLF 1921 from Mrs Alice V.D. PIERREPONT of Petersburg, VA, gddau of a VA RW sol George DUNCAN (& wife Ann) of Albemarle Co. or Fluvanna Co. VA, whose gdf Marcus Monroe DUNCAN (also bro George & sis Eliza) b. Buckingham Co. VA, & left orphans at early age, their guardian being Junius CLAY. F-W9845 R863.")
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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1916 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO film 69 reel 2 & 3; CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
Vol.4 pg.1705: JOHN A. DUNCAN, in service of Southern Pacific Railway, foreman of the roundhouse at Glidden [Colorado Co.]; had his home in TX almost 40 years. Of old VA family & ancestry, John A. Duncan was born in Montgomery, AL, December 29, 1858, son of George W. and Mary (Caldwell) Duncan who had moved to AL only a short time previously. His father, who was born at town of Fluvanna, Faquier (sic) Co. VA, self-educated, son of a slave-holding farmer. The old planter and the grandfather was James Duncan who married a Miss Sneed, representing another old family of VA; among the children of this old couple were: George W.; Robert who died in TN; Howell, the oldest son who spent his life in Roanoke, VA; Valentine whose life was passed in Faquier Co.; Mrs. Mary Waldrip of Hanover; Nannie who married a planter named Pettit and lived near Fluvanna; Lucinda who was married and spent her life in her native country, and German, of Fluvanna. After his marriage, George W. Duncan spent several years on farm of his mother and about 1855 left VA, to Montgomery, AL where engaged in planting, enrolled for service in Confederate Army, was captured at Agar's Station, MS, paroled two weeks later, returned home a year before close of war; an agent for General Allen, and later for Charles Moulton an extensive farmer near Montgomery, AL, in whose service he died March 3, 1868. George W. Duncan was married in Campbell Co. VA on November 15, 1853, to Mary A. Caldwell, born November 16, 1844, dau. of Watson and Mary (Winfrey) Caldwell; they belonged to old VA families and Mr. Caldwell was extensive tobacco grower with slave labor; lost his money because of Civil War; (more on Caldwell family not copied here). Children of George W. and Mary Duncan were: Alice who married Whitaker (no second name) and died at Spout Springs, VA; John Archer; Charles of Denta, VA; George Freney, who died in childhood; and Kate who died unmarried. John A. Duncan grew up in old VA, his mother having returned there after the death of the father, and in 1878 came direct from Lynchburg, VA, to LaGrange, TX, by railroad ... The first time Mr. Duncan revisited his old home in VA was after an absence of 14 years and soon after his own marriage. He was married at Halletsville, TX on November 26, 1884, to Mrs. Lydia Overbay, whose father, Charles Keykendall, was an early settler in Lavaca Co. The children of Mr. & Mrs. Duncan are: John C., an employee of the Southern Pacific at Glidden; Miss Ethel; Leslie, freight clerk at Glidden; and Miss Kyle, attending school at Columbus. (MAD: Denta, VA, as given in history; Dante, VA, as given by Terry Duncan, a descendant, 12/2001)
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