Duncan research files of
1820 Kanawha Co. VA Census (alphabetic) Pg. 3 William Dunken 310010 - 11010 1830 Kanawha Co. VA Census Pg.188 Dunkin, William 0102,001 - 0110,001 (MAD: 1840 Mason Co. WV) Dunkin, John 0000,1 - 1001 (MAD: ? Cabell Co. WV 1840, ? Mason Co. WV 1850; Compare John & Belinda in Rockcastle Co. KY 1850)
1840 Kanawha Co. VA Census
No Duncan indexed
1850 Kanawha Co. VA Census
Town of Charleston
Pg.9, #124, Enos N. NEWTON 51 VT editor
Sarah 57 MD
Anderson P. SUMMERFIELD 18 (blank) apprentice to painter
John L. DUNCAN 17 VA painter
Arthur P. DAWSON 15 VA painter
Pg.14, #180, John McCONIHA 57 VA farmer
Mary 44 VA, ch. 26-2
William PATTERSON 24 VA laborer
William DUNCAN 22 VA laborer
Pg.20, #256-260, Thomas J. BROWDEN 50 VA farmer $600
Nancy A. 43 VA
Sarah 22, Winny (f) 20, Elizabeth 18 VA
Lucretia 16, Rebecca 14, Matilda 12 VA
Sarina (f) 10, William 6, Eliza 4, John 10/12 VA
(MAD: looking for Thomas Browder mar. Mary Ann Duncan, 28 Feb. 1822, Kanawha Co. VA)
Pg.29, #388-392, Washington HAZLETT 40 VA farmer $1340
Rebecca 40 VA
Elizabeth 16, Washington 15 VA
(MAD: looking for James Hazlett mar. Mahala Duncan, 1 Jan. 1819, Kanawha Co. VA; see Putnam Co. WV)
Pg.43, #651-655, Isaac WOODRUM 46 VA laborer & family
Lewis HAZLETT 23 VA engineer
Pg.91, #1339-1361, Alexander JUSTICE 54 KY farmer $0
Lucinda 53 KY
Vicy (f) 24 VA, Pricy (f) 19 VA,
Samuel 10, Alexander 6 VA
James 5, Lucinda 5, Aaron 2 VA
(MAD: W. Alexander Justice mar. Mrs. Lucy Duncan 1845)
(neighbors Catherine McGlethlin 47 & ch; James L. Graham 45 OH & ch.; William E. Graham 23 & wife)
Pg.92, #1343-1365, John D. JUSTICE 18 KY
Nancy 17 VA ("--" mar. in yr)
(MAD: John D. Justice mar. Mrs. Nancy Duncan 1849)
(neighbors Washington Read 52 VA & fam, William King 52 VA & fam.)
1860 Kanawha Co. VA Census
Jarretts Ford P.O.
Pg.191, #1344, Benjamin DUNCAN 35 VA farmer $0-$200
Virginia 23 VA
Crud L. (m) 3 VA
Robert F. 2 VA
(MAD: 1850 Fayette Co. (W) VA census; see Creed B. and Robt. F. Duncan in 1870 Fayette Co. WV census)
Paint Creek P.O.
Pg.324, #2229, James JOHNSON 42 VA laborer $270-$40
Sarah 39 VA
Nathaniel 20, Mary 18 VA
William 17, Thomas 15 VA
Milton (m) 13, John 10 VA
Lucy 7, Martha 5 VA
Andrew 3, Sarah 5/12 VA
Thomas DUNCAN 22 VA
(MAD: 1850 Fayette Co. (W) VA census)
1870 Kanawha Co. WV Census
(MAD: place of birth uses "Va now W Va" which I have converted to VA/WV)
Pg.106, #153-153, McDONALD, Granville (m) 21 "VA now W VA" farmer $1200-$400
HAMMOCK, Melvina 43 VA house keeper
DUNCAN, Joseph 51 VA (white) farm laborer
(MAD: ? 1860 Giles Co. VA census, daus. Mary and Nancy)
Pg.112, #241-241, PATTERSON, James 50 VA (white) farmer $6000-$850
Jane 49 VA/WV keeping house
John B. 17 VA/WV at home
William J. 14 VA/WV at home
Mary B. 8 VA/WV at home
DUNCAN, Mary V. 18 VA (white) domestic servant
Pg.124, #408-409, CHANDLER, Thompson (m) 59 VA/WV (white) farmer $0-$200
Margaret 61 VA keeping house
Sylvester G.P. (m) 21 VA/WV farm laborer
Preston L. (m) 17 VA/WV farm laborer
DUNCAN, Nancy 15 VA/WV (white) at home
ADKINS, Arch. B. (m) 11 VA/WV (white) at home
Henderson (m) 15 VA/WV at home
Pg.189, #67-67, DUNKIN, Thomas 32 VA (white) day laborer $0-$0
Mary 28 VA/WV keeping house
Eliza 9, Charles 7 VA/WV
Rachel 4, Sarah 1 WV
1920 CENSUS, CHARLESTON CITY, WARD 5, KANAWHA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 367, E.D.# 95, PAGE# 183B, IMAGE 24 OF 37
889 BIGLEY AVENUE
CHARLES, HEAD, RENTS, M/W, AGE 35, IL./IL./W.V., BARBER/SHOP
ODNA, WIFE, F/W, AGE 23, W.V/W.V./W.V.
TALMAGE, SON, "F"/W (should be MALE), AGE 5, W.V/W.V./W.V.
DUSIMA, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 4, W.V/W.V./W.V.
CELESTINE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 2, OH./W.V./W.V.
(KDC: transcribed as written. Note: Fathers' birthplace says "W.V.")
KDC: WWI Registration Card: #1753, 1A-836 (??)
Charles Newton Duncan, 931 See Ave., Gallipolis, Gallia Co. OH. Fas?track? 32, Date of Birth: February 9, 1886, white, US citizen, barber, self-employed, St. Albans, Knawha WV; nearest relative Odna Duncan, #931 Gallijohn?, Gallia, Ohio. /s/ Charles Newton Duncan.
Registrar's Report. Tall, build medium, dark eyes, black hair, no limb missing, 34-5-12 C, /s/ J.V. Burton, Sept. 12, 1918, Local Board, Gallia Co., Gallipolis, Ohio.
(KDC: 1910 Putnam Co. WV census)
1930 CENSUS, CITY OF DUNBAR, UNION DIST., KANAWHA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
E.D.# 20-81, S.D.# 9, PAGE# 133, IMAGE 11 OF 25
121 JOSEPHINE STREET
CHARLES, HEAD, OWNS/$3000., M/W, AGE 40, M'd AT 27, IL./W.V./IL., BARBER/SHOP
ODNA, WIFE, F/W, AGE 32, M'd AT 15, W.V/W.V./W.V.
TALMAGE, SON, M/W, AGE 15, ATTENDS SCHOOL, W.V./IL./W.V.
DREAMA M., SON (should be DAUGHTER?), F/W, ATTENDS SCHOOL, W.V./IL./W.V.
CELESTINE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 12, ATTENDS SCHOOL, OH./IL./W.V.
MARGUERITE, MOTHER, F/W, AGE 87, W'd., M'd AT 22, IL./IL./IL.
(W)VA Land Grants (from Charles Gordon 8/1983 with permission to share with others)
July 19, 1823, William Duncan, Kanawha Co., Cole River.
July 1, 1836, John Duncan, Kanawha Co., Fall Creek.
(W)VA Land Grants (index on FHL film 29,312)
72-358: July 19, 1823, William Duncan, Kanawha Co., 100a on waters of Crooked Creek a branch of Cole River.
72-359: July 19, 1823, William Duncan, Kanawha Co., 60a on waters of Crooked Creek a branch of Cole River.
85-525: July 1, 1836, John Duncan, Kanawha Co., 225a on drains of Fall Creek.
VA State Land Office Surveys
Book K, 1822-1823 (FHL film 29,601)
K-534: Surveyed for William Duncan, 60 acres in Kanawha Co. by virtue of an entry made 15 Sept. 1821 by part of Land Office Treasury Warrant for 1380 acres #6442 dated 15 Dec. 1818, assee of Reuben Slaughter decd, on waters of Crooked Creek a branch of Cole River, adj. S. or Middle Fork of said Crooked Creek, opposite said Wm. Duncan's house. 19 Oct. 1822. Warrant #6442 for 1380 acres by which the within survey is made remains in the surveyors office. Nov. 8, 1822. Rec. 24 Dec. 1822, Grant issd July 19, 1823.
K-535: Surveyed for Wm. Duncan, 100 acres in Kanawha Co. by virtue of an entry made 24 July 1824 by part of a Land Office Treasury Warrant of 1380? acres #6442 dated 15 Dec. 1818, assee of Reubin Slaughter decd on waters of Crooked Creek a branch of Cole River, on a ridge facing the north fork of Crooked Creek, crossing said fork. Oct. 19, 1822. Warrant #6442 of 1380 acres remains in the surveyor's office of Kanawha. Rec. 24 Dec. 1822, Grant issd. July 19, 1823.
Book S, 1835-1836 (FHL film 29,609)
S-378: 5 Oct. 1833, Surveyed for John Duncan, 225 acres in Kanawha Co. by virtue of 2 entries, one on 15 March 1834 for 100 acres on part of a Land Office Treasury Warrant for 2558 acres #11079 dated 4 Dec. 1833 assee of Wm. F. Styles, and one made on the date hereof for 125 acres on part of a Land Office Treasury Warrant for 790 acres #12348 dated 6 May 1835, assee of John Bowman, on W.side of left hand fork of Fall Creek (a branch of Cole River), corner to 200 acre survey made for Mahala Hasten; John Kidd, Wm. Manning chainmen. Rec. 22 Dec. 1835.
Kanawha Co. WV Deed Indexes (Grantors on FHL film 524,959; Grantees on FHL film 460,394)
F-478: William Duncan to Thomas Browder, 20a Crooked Creek, 1825
G-513: Priscilla Duncan released dower, 1830
H-499: William Duncan & wife to Robert Tudor, Tr Crooked Creek, 1834
K-109: William Duncan & wife to Allen M. Smith, 100a Crooked Creek, 1837
L-83: John Duncan to Thomas Turner, 225a Falls Creek Coal Riv. 1839
No other grantor until 1896; no grantee until 1892
Kanawha Co. WV Deeds
F-478: 29 Jan. 1825, William Duncan of Kanawha Co. to Thomas Browder, $20, 20 acres on Crocket Creek, branch of Coco? River, corner of the entry of 60 acres, below where said Browder lives. No wife; no wit. (FHL film 460,419)
G-513: Certification 3 Dec. 1830; Priscilla Duncan, wife of William Duncan releases dower in above deed to Thomas Browder. (FHL film 460,419)
H-499: 24 July 1834, William Duncan and wife Priscilla to Robert Tudor, both Kanawha Co., $50, (no acres), land on Crooked Creek opposite William Duncan's house. No wit. (FHL film 460,420)
K-109: 29 Nov. 1837, William Duncan and wife Priscilla to Allen M. Smith, both Kanawha Co., $75, 100 acres on Crooked Creek, a patent to William Duncan 9 July 1823. No wit. (FHL film 460,421) (MAD: See Priscilla, age 80, in 1850 Mason Co. WV)
L-83: 22 Jan. 1839, John Duncan and wife Hetheline, of Kanawha Co., to Thomas Turner of same, $150, 225 acres on Fall Creek, a branch of Coal River, corner 200 acre survey for Mahala Hazlett. Wit. Henry R. Houchins. (FHL film 460,421) (MAD: See John m. Bethaline Manning 2/12/1829)
Kanawha Co. WV Index to Fee Books (FHL film 174,604)
MAD: Three small books; no dates; in catalog under "probate records"; the pages show amounts paid to the county clerk, some pages have years, some have no date of any kind.
Edward S. Duncan, p.173 (ca 1818-1819), p.219 (1820)
James J. Duncan & Co., p.157 (unknown year)
Putnam Co. WV Marriages
All resided Putnam Co. WV
Direct index 1848-1968 (FHL film 567,301)
Duncan, James M. (sic), age 20, b. Kanawha Co., to Ida McGraw, age 24, b. Fayette Co., lic. 12 Jan. 1855, married 14 Jan.; A-248
Reverse index (FHL film 567,302)
Duncan (Dawson), Mary E. to John M. Burnsides, lic. 28 March 1866, B-236. License: John M. Burnsides to "Mary E. Duncan (Dawson)" 28 March 1866; return" Mary E. Duncan, age 18, b. Kanawha Co. VA, to John M. Burnsides, age 26, b. Monroe Co. VA, married 29 March 1866 (original records, FHL film 567,283)
Death Certificate, Putnam Co. WV (extract from Rebecca DeCoy 4/2005)
James W. Duncan - b. 29 Nov., 1835 in Kanawha Co., VA died: 30 May 1925 in Putnam Co., WV. He was the son of Charles N. Duncan (no mother listed), He was 89 years, 6 months, 1 day old at the time of his death. Buried at Traitor Cem, Putnam Co., WV. Informant was Phoebe E. Coutler Duncan. (RD: I believe this to be his second wife. I also have the marriage record of James W. Duncan and Ida McGraw - 14, Jan 1855, Putnam Co., VA - no parents names were given. Her place of birth is listed as Fayette Co., VA, his Kanawha Co. VA)
1911 "History of Charleston & Kanawha Co. WV & Representative Citizens" by William S. Laidley (FHL film 1,000,649 item 5)
No Duncan biography
"The Daily Telegraph" Bluefield, West Virginia, January 9, 1904 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
Roanoke, Va., January 9. -- Joseph Duncan, a white man 27 years of age, committed suicide early this morning by drinking carbolic acid. He was in O'Leary's bar-room on Nelson street, a few minutes before 7 o'clock and was seen to take the poison from his pocket and drink two-thirds of the contents of a two - ounce vial. After taking the fatal dose he remarked that he would be dead in a few minutes. He immediately walked out of the saloon, in the company with a stranger, going up Railroad avenue to the St. James Hotel, where he was led through the door and forced to take a seat, the stranger immediately making his departure. Duncan was then frothing at the mouth and seemed to be suffering internally. The clerk thought, from his appearance that, he was suffering from poison and the police were notified at once, and physicians summoned. The physicians at once saw that he was suffering from carbolic acid poisoning and sent for the ambulance and conveyed the dying man to the hospital, where he died in great agony. The chief of police took charge of his effects, which consisted of two empty pocket book, a knife and a bundle of papers. Among the papers an accident policy was found for $700. made out in favor of his mother, Adeline Duncan, of Handly [MAD: Kanawha Co.], W. Va. G.T. Spooner was the writer of the policy, which is on the Continental Casualty Company. An honorable discharge from the Third Virginia regiment, Company H, was also found among the effects, and the discharge showed that he had enlisted at Hillsville, Va., giving that place as his home. Mayor Cutchin wired both Handley, W. Va., and Hillsville, Va., to ascertain the where-abouts of his mother. [MAD: Hillville, Carroll Co. VA]
Duncan had been in the city for several days and had been drinking very heavily. He was arrested day before yesterday for being drunk, and when sober enough at the situation he had put up $5 for his appearance the next morning, and as he failed to show up the money was forfeited.
Duncan went into the St. James Hotel last evening apparently under the influence of liquor and while seated at one of the tables was seen by the barkeeper, to uncork the bottle and after smelling the contents for a moment, put the cork back in the bottle and take his departure.
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