Duncans in Shenandoah Co. VA


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

Last revised October 14, 2010

Formed 1772 from Frederick; Dunmore till 1778
Page formed 1831 from Rockingham, Shenandoah
Warren formed 1836 from Frederick, Shenandoah


1810 Shenandoah Co. VA Census
Pg.15/188  John Duncan       20001     - 00000

1820 Shenandoah Co. VA Census
Pg.156  Charles Duncan       200010    - 30100

1830 Shenandoah Co. VA Census (alphabetic)
Pg. 55  Dunkum, Charles      1100,01   - 1120,01
   105  Duncom, John         Free colored

1840-1850 Shenandoah Co. VA Census
      No Duncan, Duncom, etc. indexed

1860 Shenandoah Co. VA Census
Powels Fort
Pg.737, #386-386, Enoch DUNCAN 28 VA blacksmith $0-$50
                  Margaret 20 VA
                  John W. 1 VA
                  (MAD: Enoch & George in 1850 Page Co. VA census; Enoch & Abraham in 1870 Page Co. VA census)
Pg.755, #506-506, George DUNCAN 19 VA blacksmith $0-$15
                  Ellininor (sic) 20 VA mar. in year
                  Caroline 3 VA
Pg.786, #1650-1648, John RICHARDSON 34 VA tavern keeper $6800-$13900
                  & family & others (hotel)
                  William DUNCAN 33 VA bar keeper

1870 Shenandoah Co. VA Census
      No Duncan indexed


Shenandoah Co. VA Will Index (FHL film 33,865)
      No Duncan to 1923


Shenandoah Co. VA Deeds
      Index 1772-1820 (FHL film 33,884)
      Index 1820-1852 (FHL film 33,885)
      Index 1852-1884 (FHL film 33,886; copied to 1854)
      Y-34/35: 15 July 1815, Reuben Duncan and wife Martha to Taverner Young and Thomas Young, all of Henry Co. KY, for $1000, sell all their right and title to the three? farms in Virginia with all appurtances belonging known by the names of the Manor place, the mountain place & Bottom Place, which said Reuben and Martha hold as heirs at law of John Young decd. Wit. Jack Pryor, Willis Duncan. Reuben Duncan & Martha appeared 23 Sept. 1815 in Henry Co. Ordered recorded, 12 Oct? 1817. (FHL film 33,898) (MAD: son of James & Aseneth Browning; grandson of William the Elder)
      Y-124: 9 Jan. 1808, John A. Barbee to Charles Duncan, both Shenandoah Co., for $175, 6 acres (no waterways, neighbors). No wit. (FHL film 33,898)
      AA-129: 10 June 1820, Charles (X) Duncan and wife Anna (X) of Shenandoah Co. VA to Jacob Strickler, for $175, 5+ acres from deed from John A. Barber registered Book V, page 124. No wit. (FHL film 33,899)
      1-45: 22 Nov. 1851, William Allison of Frederick Co. VA to William O. Duncan trustee, and Abraham S. Baness/Baryess? and Hugh H. Hite? of county & state above written ... trust deed; not copied. (FHL film 33,912)
      2-254: 15 Sept. 1854, Isaac A. Bowman and wife Catherine (+) to William O. Duncan, trust deed, personal property to secure debts. All appeared in Shenandoah Co. (FHL film 33,912)

HISTORIES before 1923

1908 "History of Summers Co. [WV] from the earliest settlement to the present time" by James H. Miller (FHL book 975.476 H2m; & Memphis Public Library book 975.476 M648H, from Evelyn Sigler 1983 with permission to share with others)
      Pg.461-2. The Duncan Family: John Duncan was one of the first settlers on Lick Creek, in Green Suphur District. It is impossible to give the exact date of his location, but it was some time prior to 1800. He was from Shenandoah Co. VA, and married Elizabeth Patterson. He died in 1823, and it was at the house of his widow, on the old Duncan place on Lick Creek, that the first Baptist Church in that region was organized in 1832. He was an Indian fighter, and helped to defend the forts in that region. He was the father of 11 children, six boys and five girls. .... (MAD: See Washington & Russell Cos. VA)


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