Duncans in Lewis Co. WV


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

Last revised August 26, 2003

Formed 1816 from Harrison
Braxton formed 1836 from Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas
Barbour formed 1843 from Harrison, Lewis, Randolph
Ritchie formed 1843 from Harrison, Lewis, Wood
Doddridge formed 1845 from Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, Lewis
Gilmer formed 1845 from Lewis, Kanawha
Upshur formed 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, Lewis


1820-1840 Lewis Co. VA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Lewis Co. VA Census
Pg.47, #620, George B. MOSS 26 VA farmer $295
                  Mary J. 31 VA
                  Melissa THOMAS 3/7?, Margaret 2 VA
                  John J. MOSS 3/12 VA
                  George DUNCAN 31 VA farmer
Pg.81, #1085, Jacob DUNCAN 37 VA farmer
                  Martha S. 26 VA
                  Sarah F. 8, John W. 6 VA
                  James W. 5, Lucy J. 1 VA
                  (MAD: mar. Fluvanna Co. VA 1839; in 1860 Upshur Co. WV census)
Pg.81, #1089, John McCOY 49 VA farmer $650
                  Lyda 43 VA
                  Mary DUNCAN 10 VA
                  William H.H. YOUNG 5 VA

1860 Lewis Co. VA Census
Weston P.O.
Pg.47, #301-301, George DUNCAN 42 VA laborer 0-$150
                  Lucy DUNCAN 65 VA
                  Mary NEWTON 10 VA
Pg.75, #489-489, William L. DUNCAN 26 VA farmer 0-$450
                  Sarah C. 25 VA
                  Mary L. 3, John C. 1 VA
Pg.78, #507-507, Carey DUNCAN 33 VA farmer $100-80
                  Sarah 23 VA
                  Henry F. 2, Carey H. 1/12 VA
                  (MAD: Cary mar. Sarah A. McAlley 1857, possibly age 32 from Buckingham Co. VA)
Pg.189, #1260-1261, William J. BLAND 43 VA physician $27,700-$9,699
                  Columbia A. 36 VA
                  Meigs 1 VA
                  John J. DUNCAN 15 VA -- $7,500-$0
                  (MAD: Edwin S. Duncan's son James died age 27, Edwin S.'s grandson James mar. Columbia Jackson who mar. 2nd William Bland; 1850 Harrison Co. (W) VA census)

1870 Lewis Co. WV Census
Battelle Twp.
Pg.295, #96-96, DUNCAN, James W. 25 VA (white) farmer $0-$250
                  Christina 25 VA at home
                  William E. 3/12 WV b.Feb. at home
                  Henry 22 VA at home
Pg.311, #310-310, DUNCAN, Carey (m) 42 VA (white) farmer $0-$225
                  Sarah A. 30 VA at home
                  Henry F. 11, Cary H. (m) 10 VA at home
                  John L. 9, Fernando (m) 7 VA at home
                  Lucy J. 5, Sally C. 4 WV at home
                  Anzina (f) 3, James 2 WV at home
                  George A. 5/12 WV b.Dec. at home
                  (MAD: spelling of Carey and Cary as given)
Jane Lew Twp.
Pg.316, #25-25, DUNCAN, William L. 37 VA (white) farmer $0-$150
                  Sarah C. 36 VA at home
                  Mary L. 12, John C. 11, Robert G. 9 VA
                  Francis M. (m) 4 WV
Pg.316-317, #26-26, DUNCAN, George W. 52 VA (white) farmer $0-$150
                  Mary J. 36 VA at home
                  Alice A. 7 VA at home
                  George W. 4, Susan J. 2 WV
                  LANGFORD, Charles U?. 6 WV
                  TAYLOR, Mary Ann 56 VA (white)
                  Emily 26, Judea L. (f) 28 VA
                  Louisa 16, Marcellus (m) 14 VA
Pg.333, #247-247, WARNER, William D. 33 VA (white) farm hand $0-$200
                  Lucy J. 32 VA at home
                  May E. (not Mary) 9, Emily A. 7 VA
                  Lydia C. 4, Olive F. (f) 2 WV
                  DUNCAN, Lucy 77 VA (white)
                  (MAD: Wm. D. Werner mar. Lucy J. Duncan, 9/8/1859)


Lewis Co. WV Wills, Vol. A-C, 1820-1900 (FHL film 819,929)
      Book A, 1820-1881 - no Duncan
      Book B, 1825-1878 - no Duncan
      Book C, 1878-1900 - no Duncan

Lewis Co. WV Inventories, Vol.A-C, 1828-1861 (FHL film 819,939)
      Book A, 1828-1843 - no Duncan
      Book B, 1842-1853 - no Duncan
      Book C, 1853-1861 - no Duncan


Lewis Co. WV Registers of Death (FHL film 825,108; from Kathy Fleming with permission to share with others; oldest items only)
   Register of Deaths Vol.5, 1930-1940
      Pg.217: Naomi T. Winemiller of Weston, WV, female, white, widow, died Aug. 3, 1938, acute heart failure, age 71y 7m 14d, housewife, father Jacob Simon, mother Mary Duncan, bur. in State Cemetery in Weston, WV. (MAD: b.1867)
      Pg.219: Lydia Catherine Waggoner, of Weston, WV, female, white, widow, died Sept. 8, 1939, age 73y 1m 27d, housewife, father William D. Warner, mother Lucy Jane Duncan, bur. in laurel Lick Cemetery (in Weston, per Kathy Fleming). (MAD: b.1866; parents mar. 1859)
   Register of Deaths Vol.6, 1940-1950
      Pg.87, R.W. Duncan, male, white, married, b. Roanoke, WV, died Dec. 19, 1941, age 80y 3m 10d, of appoplexy, father William R. Duncan, mother (blank).


Lewis Co. WV Deed Index 1817-1934 (pg.59 grantors on FHL film 819,917; pg.57 grantees on FHL film 819,924)
      C-156: 1825, Jonathan Yeager to Edwin S. Duncan, 12a Pecks Run
      E-414: 1834, E.S. Duncan and Prudence to Joseph McCoy, 12a Buckhannon River
      F-417: 1836, Edwin S. Duncan to Jonathan Yeager, 12a Pecks River
      N-18: 1847, Archibald McCalls heirs by attorney in fact to John L. Duncan, several lots in Harrison & Lewis Co.
      S-322: 1856, William H. Watson al to William S. Duncan, trustee, agreement, personal property
      U-86: 1859, George J. Arnold to Amerralus and Carry Duncan al, 116a Crooked Run Sand Fork
      5-400: 1870, Aaron D. Peterson et ux to James W. Duncan, 111a 80 poles San Fork CSD
      8-288: 1876, J.J. Duncan and Maude al to Charles E. McCray, 738a Upshur & Lewis Cos.
      Later not copied

Lewis Co. WV Deeds
      C-156: 14 June 1825, Jonathan Yeager to Edwin S. Duncan; Duncan is security for Yeager; deed to 12 acres Pecks Run (more not copied); ack. in Harrison Co. VA. (FHL film 818,742)
      E-414: 6 Oct. 1834, Edwin S. Duncan and wife Prudence of Harrison Co. VA to Joseph McCoy; that Duncan became purchaser of 12 acres under decree of Superior Court of Chancery; Joseph McCoy paid Duncan $100, deed for 12 acres on Buckhannon River formerly Jonathan Yeager's. Ack. in Harrison Co. VA. (FHL film 818,743)
      F-417: 7 June 1836, Edwin S. Duncan to Jonathan Yeager, that Joseph McCoy paid $134.45 on behalf of Yeager, deed to Yeager the 12 acres on Pecks River with the mill. (FHL film 818,743)
      N-18: 4 Sept. 1847, Edward McCall, George A. McCall, Mary D. McCall, Margaret C. McCall, and Anne McCall, surviving children and heirs of Archibald McCall late of City of Philadelphia, Esq., decd, and heirs at law of John C. McCall decd. and Elizabeth L. McCall decd who were also children and heirs of Archibald McCall who died after Archibald intestate, unmarried, and without issue, by their attorney in fact A.N. Maylert, to Gideon D. Camden and John S. Duncan Esq. of Clarksburg, Harrison Co. VA, $1,916, of which $479 paid and rest due, land on Hackers and Elk Creeks in Harrison & Lewis Co. VA; Lot 26 of 41 acres on Hackers & Rooting? Creek adj. Saml. Harris, A. Davis, land sold John Garrison; Lot 28 of 76 acres adj. Benja. Stout, Jno. Hinzman, Geo. A. Davis, Saml. Harris; Lots 49 and 34 adj. Jno. Hinzman, Hiram Thron, Benj. Stout, Jacob Thatcher, etc.; lots 52 & 66, Lot 35, ... (many others not copied) (FHL film 818,747)
      S-322: 27 Oct. 1856, William L. Duncan of Lewis Co. and Sarah C. Watson single lady of same, in trust to William H. Watson; marriage shortly intended between William L. Duncan and Sarah C. Watson, and Sarah owns personal estate consisting of slave girl, animals and furniture; if William dies first, Sarah gets the property back; if she dies first, her children get it as they come of age; all three signed. (FHL film 818,750)
      U-86: 16 Dec. 1859, George J. Arnold of Lewis Co. VA to Cary Duncan and wife Amerrellus of same, for $214, $100 down and rest due, lien retained, 116 acres on head of Right Hand Fork of Crooked Run a branch of the Sand Fork of West Fork River. No wit. (FHL film 818,751)
      5-400: 5 Dec. 1870, Aaron D. Peterson and Lydia Peterson of Lincoln Twp, Lewis Co. WV, to James W. Duncan of Battelle Twp in said Co., $2007, $1000 for the love and affection A.D. Peterson and wife Lydia have for Christina Duncan the wife of said James W. Duncan, she being their daughter, and the balance payable, 111 acres 80 poles in Battelle Twp. on Sand Fork a branch of West Fork River adj. A.J. McCray, A.B. Whitsell and others. (FHL film 818,754)
      8-266: 4 Jan. 1876, Virginia Lee, Henry Beeman and wife Hortensia, Mortimer W. Smith and wife Susan C., James J. Duncan and wife Maud, Dabney C. Lee, Grace D. Lee, and George H. Lee, to Charles E. McCray, for $600, $318.50 remaining unpaid, land on Little Kanawha River partly in Upshur and Lewis and perhaps in Braxton Cos. devised to us by George H. Lee, containing approximately 738 acres, being part of a survey made for said McCray of 1,346 acres on Little Kanawha River at mouth of Buffalo Fork and all that part not assigned to Robert McCray, retaining lien. Witnesses A.W. Scott and W.V. McCracken for Henry & Hortensia H. Beeman of Perry Co. OH; Duncans in Harrison Co. WV. (FHL film 818,756) (MAD: not 8-288)


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