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Duncans in Barren Co. KY


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

Last revised November 28, 2012

Formed 1798 from Green, Warren
Allen formed 1815 from Barren, Warren
Hart formed 1819 from Hardin, Barren, possibly Green
Monroe formed 1820 from Barren, Cumberland
Metcalfe formed 1860 from Monroe, Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green


1810 Barren Co. KY Census
Pg. 33  Summers, Edward     20201      - 31101
    53  Nancy Duncan        01000      - 31010
    54  Eliza Duncan        00000      - 01110

1820 Barren Co. KY Census
(semi-alphabetic except town of Glasgow)
Pg.  8  Duncan, Joseph      200010     - 30010
        Duncan, Thomas      200010     - 10100
    33  Duncan, Robert      010211     - 01001   Glasgow

1830 Barren Co. KY Census
Pg.113  Joseph Duncan       0120,001   - 2011,01
   130  Thomas Duncan       0010,001   - 3310,001

1840 Barren Co. KY Census
Pg.167  Wm. Dunkin          0000,1     - 0001
   171  Thomas Dunkin       1000,1001  - 0033,101

1850 Barren Co. KY Census
Division 1
Pg.331, #374-384, William DUNCAN 33 VA farmer $45
                  Nancy 26 GA ("Geo.")
                  Sarah J. 5, Delphy Ann 4 KY
                  Josephine 3, Maranda 9 KY
                  James T. 1 KY
Pg.360, #798-818, John H. SCRIVNER 47 KY farmer $3000
                  Nancy 40 KY
                  James W. 20, Isaac D. 18 KY farmers
                  John B. 15 KY farmers
Pg.364, #850-874, Jacob DILLION 37 VA farmer $800
                  Mary J. 30 KY
                  Elizabeth C. 11, Juliann 10 KY
                  Rhody H. (f) 5, Eliza J. 3 KY
                  Amanda F. 5/l2 KY
                  Jos. G. THOMASSON 30 VA S.teacher $0
Pg.365, #867-891, Jacob SMITH 27 KY farmer $0
                  Frances A. (f) 25 KY
                  Isabell I. 2, James T. 6/12 KY
Pg.365, #870-894, Wm. DUNCAN 41 TN b.smith $0
                  Elizabeth 41 TN
                  Elizabeth J. 18, Zachn. A. 16 KY
                  James J. 15, Sarah M. 12 KY
                  Stacy E. 10 TN
                  Louisa BUCKINGHAM 8, Susan C. 7 TN
                  (MAD: Louisa Buckingham & Susan C. at top of next page, no ditto marks used for surnames in households; William Duncan mar. Elizabeth Buckingham 5/22/1830 Washington Co. TN)
Pg.369, #..., Isaac BOWMAN 45 TN & family
Pg.393, #1251-1281, Thomas DUNCAN 66 VA farmer $3100
                  Judith 53 VA
                  Jas. J.A.J. 14 KY
                  Aaron T. KINSLOW 5 KY
                  Ishmael SMITH 30 KY farmer $0
                  Lucretia M. 19 KY
Pg.399, #1320-1355, Samuel SCOTT 45 KY hatter $400
                  Sarah 45 VA
                  Louisa J. 15, James A. 11 KY
                  Wm. H. 8, Thomas J. 5, Sarah E. 1 KY
                  (MAD: Sarah E. Scott, dau. of Sallie Wood Duncan & Samuel Scott, mar. John W. Richardson; see Meade Co. KY)
Pg.426, #...., Elizabeth SMITH, age 8
                  (MAD: looking for Elizabeth Duncan mar. Ephraim Smith 1828, not found)
Division 2
Pg.452, #693-710, Thomas HARLAN 64 VA wheel wright $200
                  Elizabeth 61 VA
                  Amanda 16 KY
                  Sarah E. DUNCAN 14 KY
Pg.469, #930-948, Allen HOGES 80 TN farmer $0
                  Louisa 24 TN
                  Caloway 7, Nancy 6 TN
                  Edmund 2, Mary 10/12 KY
Pg.469, #935-953, William H. HODGES 32 TN farmer $0
                  Lucinda 30 TN
                  Elizabeth 2 TN
                  Tabbitha WINN? 62 VA
Pg.469, #936-954, Alfred D. HODGES 27 TN farmer $0
                  Ednny (f) 23 TN
                  Emaline 6, Charles 4, Edmund 2 TN
Pg.469, #938-956, Edmund HODGES 67 TN farmer $0
                  Susanna 50 TN
                  John 23 TN farmer $0
                  Susanna 19, Edmund 14 TN
                  (MAD: Edmend Hodge mar. Susannah DUNKIN 4/13/1811 in Washington Co. TN)
Pg.471, #959-977, Rice D. BOWMAN 24 TN farmer $0
                  Sarah 31 TN
                  James COX 10 TN
Pg.471, #960-978, John BOWMAN 50 TN farmer $0
                  Molly 52 TN
                  Ellis H. 20, Elijah K. 18 TN farmers $0
                  Malinda HAGAN 5 KY
Pg.489, #...., Elizabeth A. SMITH, age 21

1860 Barren Co. KY Census
District 1
Pg.763, #123-124, Wm. DUNCAN 45 VA miller $0-$0
                  Nancy 37 KY
                  Sarah J. 16 (16 or 18? written over) m/in/year
                  Maranda 19, Delphia N. (f) 18 KY
                  Josephine 13, James T. 12 KY
                  Joel 8, Mary (May?) C. 9 KY
                  John 6, Benjn. 3 KY
                  George 5, Nancy 5/12 KY
Pg.888, #1004-1004, Elizth DUNCAN (f) 51 TN farming $1000-$100
                  Elizth J. (f) 38 TN housework
Pg.893, #1013-1013, Zachariah DUNCAN 27 TN farming $0-$200
                  Sarah M. 22 TN
Pg.893, #1014-1014, James DUNCAN 25 TN farming $0-$150
                  Stacy E. 20 TN
                  Susan 17 TN

1860 Barren Co. KY census (HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
District 1, P.O. Glasgow, pg.137
Pg.881, #953-953, Andw? J. HOSS 41? TN farming $0-$0
                  Stacy 38 TN
                  John W. 18 TN labr.
                  Mary J. 15 TN
                  E.J.P. (m) 14 TN (Edwin P. in 1870)
                  Rutha E. 13 TN
                  Geo. W. 12 TN
                  Nancy A. 11 TN
                  Sarah E. 9 TN
                  Marg. L. 6 KY (Margret in 1870)
                  Josephine 4 KY
                  Christena 1 KY (Christena in 1870)
                  (Narcissa J. 5 KY in 1870)
                  (MAD: from info of Trish Stumpf Garcia 6/2007; Washington Co. TN 1850 census, Stacy Duncan mar. Andrew J. Hoss in 1840)
Pg.882, #960, Jerial HOSS 25 TN & family
Pg.882, #961, Peter HOSS 37 TN & family

1870 Barren Co. KY Census
Cave City Prct
Pg.516, #1-1, DUNCAN, Robt. 27 KY (white) farmer $0-$400
                  Mary C. 28 KY keeping house
                  Lizzie T. 1 KY
                  DAVIDSON, Jeff D. 8 KY (white)
                  (MAD: ?? 1860 Cumberland Co. KY census)
Pg.521, #75-73, TABSCOTL, March (m) 33 KY (white) farming $300-$700
                  George Ann (f) 27 KY keepig house
                  Jeff D. 10, Sue Alice 7, James R. 3, William N. 1 KY
                  DUNCAN, Jas. 25 KY (white) farm hand
                  (MAD: ?? 1860 Cumberland Co. KY census)
Pg.527, #157-149, DAVIDSON, Wm. P. 51 VA (white) farmer $200-$800
                  Susan J. 52 KY keeping house
                  Chas. C. 16 KY farm hand
                  Fannie (f) 13 KY (blank)
                  DUNCAN, Parfina (f) 22 KY (white) (blank)
                  Elizabeth A. 9 KY (white) (blank)
Pg.528, #163-155, DUNCAN, Wm. 57 VA (white) farm hand $0-$200
                  Nancy 47 GA keep house
                  Sally J. 26 KY
                  Josephine (f) 22, Polly 17 KY
                  John 16, Benj. 14 KY
                  Florence (f) 6, Clinton (m) 3 KY
                  Eilen F. (f) 2 KY
Pg.533, #227-217, RIETER, John 27 KY (white) farmer $2500-$3500
                  Mary L. 20 KY keeps house
                  Robt. 46 KY MULATTO farm hand
                  Jane 40 KY MULATTO dom. svt.
                  Henry 14 KY BLACK dom.svt.
                  Dilsey (f) 70 KY BLACK
                  CURD, Rachel 70 KY BLACK
                  DUNCAN, Mary L. 11 KY BLACK
Pg.538, #40-39, WHITNEY, Robt. 44 KY BLACK (blank) $325-$200
                  Martha 47 KY BLACK wash woman
                  Henry 19, George 17 KY BLACK farm hands
                  Harriet (f) 18 KY BLACK domestic svt.
                  Alexander 15, Curtis (m) 11, Lucy 7 KY BLACK
                  DUNCAN, Wm. 25 KY (white) (blank)
Glasgow Prct.
Pg.575, #117-113, DUNCAN, Samuel 26 TN (white) farmer $0-$300, mar. in Oct.
                  Amanda J. 22 KY house keeping, mar. in Oct.
                  Alfred 28 TN (white) farmer $300-$200
                  (MAD: ?? 1850 Sullivan Co. TN census, sons of Alfred & Margaret Duncan)
Pg.583, #223-219, DUNCAN, Jones J. 34 TN (white) farmer $1000-$200
                  Elizabeth 50 TN house keeping
                  Elizabeth 36 TN house keeping
                  Zachariah A. 35 TN farmer $0-$250
                  Stacy E. (f) 28 TN house keeping
                  Jas. J. 4 KY
                  (MAD: Jones J. should be James J., but name is as written)
Town of Glasgow
Pg.615, #96-94, DUNCAN, Felix 26 KY BLACK farm hand $0-$0
                  Martha 27 MO BLACK housekeeping
                  Fannie (f) 10 MO MULATTO
                  Bell (f) 6 KY MULATTO
                  Clarica (f) 2 KY BLACK
                  Laura V. 2/12 KY MULATTO b.March
Tracy Precinct
Pg.720, #90-89, BUSH, Hampton 30 KY BLACK farm hand $0-$0
                  Rebecca 25 KY BLACK house keeping
                  Wm. 5 KY BLACK
                  DUNCAN, Rachal (f) 20 KY MULATTO house servt.
                  Samuel 20 KY BLACK farm hand
Pg.721, #93-92, SMITH, Ishmael H. 50 KY (white) farmer & merchant, $4000-$10,000
                  Lucretia M. 41 KY house keeping
                  John T. 16, James D. 14 KY
                  Merica E. (f) 12, Elizabeth 10 KY
                  Dick (m) 9, Vick (f) 7 KY
                  Edward 5, Ubirto? (m) 2 KY
                  CHILDERS, Schuyler G. 22 KY (white) farmer $0-$350
                  Marth R. 19 KY house keeping
                  DUNCAN, Tilda (f) 45 KY BLACK house servt.
                  Zora (m) 6 KY MULATTO
Pg.743, #391-389, WHITNEY, Ben 45 KY BLACK farm hand
                  Malissa 35 KY BLACK house keeping
                  DUNCAN, Douglas (m) 6 KY MULATTO

1880 Census, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky (partial; from Kathy D. Cawley 9/2006)
S.D.# 2, E.D.# 9, Page# 45A, Image 5 of 33
James T.,
w/m, age 31, Head, farmer, KY./VA./KY.
Lettisia, w/f, age 33, Wife, keeping house, KY/KY/KY
Winnie, w/f, age 9, Daughter, KY/KY/KY
James W., w/m age 7, Son, KY/KY/KY
Silvister, w/m, age 4, Son, KY/KY/KY
Lizie G., w/f, age 1, Daughter, KY/KY/KY

1900 Census, Mag. Dist. 1, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky (from Kathy D. Cawley 9/2006)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 10, Page# 10D, Image 20 of 36
James T.,
Head, w/m, Mar 1849, age 51, m'd 31 yrs., KY./W.VA./KY, farmer
Letitia F., Wife, w/f, Sep 1846, age 53, 6 chi. born, 6 living, KY./KY./KY.
Silvester D., Son, w/m, Aug 1876, age 23, single, KY./KY./KY., farm hand
BIRCK/BIRCH?, Elizz G., daughter, w/f, Aug 1878, age 21, w'd., 2 chi. born, 2 livng, KY/KY/KY
BIRCK/BIRCH?, Depsie/Jessie?, Daughter, Mar 1882, age 18, single, KY./KY./KY.
BIRCK/BIRCH?, Walker, Son, w/m, Nov 1887, age 12, KY./KY./KY.
      (KDC: 1910 Warren Co. KY census)


Barren Co. KY Marriage index (FHL film 209,746)
      1817 Harland, Joel to Mulky, Polly
      1804 Duncan, Joseph, to Vinyard, Amey, File 1
      1810 Duncan, Elizabeth to Summers, Edward, File 1
      1810 Duncan, Nancy to Edgar, Josiah, File 1
      1815 Duncan, Elizabeth to Tapp, Burkitt, File 2
      1816 Duncan, Thomas, to Foster, Judah, File 2
      1817 Duncan, Melinda to Miller, John, File 2
      1824 Duncan, Lucinda M. to Smith, William L., File 4
      1826 Duncan, Nancy to Scrivener, John H., File 4
      1828 Duncan, Elizabeth to Smith, Ephream, File 4
      1828 Duncan, Sarah W. to Scott, Samuel, File 5
      1833 Duncan, Hiram, to Davidson, Betsy, File 5
      1839 Duncan, William to Hensley, Nancy, File 6
      1842 Duncan, Elisabeth S. to Kinslow, Wm. S., File 8
      1844 Duncan, Sarah T.E. to Chism, Jas. T., File 9
      1847 Duncan, Frances A. to Smith, Jacob, File 10
      1848 Duncan, Narcissa A. to Ray, John, 1-24, File 10
      1848 Duncan, Judith M. to Chism, Granville, File 10
      1849 Duncan, Mary J. to Dillion, Jacob, 1-82, File 11

Barren Co. KY marriages are available on a Rootsweb site (link from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)


Barren Co. KY Will Index 1798-1900's (FHL film 209,739)
      No Duncan until 1887

Barren Co. KY Wills (FHL film 209,741)
      Vol.3, 1828-1856 - no Duncan
      Vol.4, 1852-1884 - no Charles Duncan

Barren Co. KY Inventories Vol.9, 1858-1863 (FHL film 209,744)
      no Duncan


Go to the Barren Co. KY Land Records Part 1, Index and Deed Books A to J, to 1823

Go to the Barren Co. KY Land Records Part 2, Deed Books K to Z, 1824 to 1858


Go to the Barren Co. KY Court Records


Barren Co. KY tax lists (FHL film 7,865)
1799: Dunkin, William, 1 white, 1 horse
1800: Dunkin, William, 1w, 2h
1801: Dunkin, William, 1w, 1h
1802: No Duncan
1803: Duncan, Joseph, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, William, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Robert, 1w, 2h
1804: Duncan, Joseph, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, William, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Marshal, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, Robertson, 1w, 1h
1805: Duncan, Samuel, 1w, 1h
      Duncan, John, 1w, 1h
      Part of list missing
1806: Duncan, William, 15a Beaver Creek, 1w, 3h
1807: No Duncan
1808: No Duncan
1809: No Duncan
1810: No Duncan
1811: No Duncan

Barren Co. KY Vital Records; Deaths, 1859 (FHL film 216,816)
      Pg.21: William Duncan, white, age 51, male, blacksmith, married, d. Dec. 28 of consumption, parents John & Mary Duncan, born Washington Co. TN, resided Barren Co., died Barren Co. KY.


Copy of Confederate Pension Application WO 1,013,900 of John M. Duncan (from Joyce Colliflower 2/1989; see Hawkins Co. TN)
      17 Nov.? 1879, Declaration for Original Invalid Pension, Washington Co. TN, John M. Duncan, aged 38 years, resident of Hawkins Co. TN; he entered service under the name of John M. Duncan on 5 February 1863 as private in Co. B, 4th Regiment, TN Cav. Vols. commanded by Capt. Thos. H. Easley; discharged at Nashville, TN on 12 July 1865 by reason of SO No. 69 DPCS authority for TN troops; personal description: age 38; 5 ft 10"; complexion fair; hair dark; eyes blue. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and the line of duty at Coldwater, MS on or about 11 Feby 1864 received injury to spine by being thrown from his horse. That he was not treated in hospital; was treated by Dr. Elijah Hale Asst. Regimental surgeon in camp for said injury. Since leaving service has resided in the counties of Sullivan, Hawkins & Green in the state of TN except one year in the state of Illinois ... Occupation has been farmer. P.O. Address Falls Branch, Washington Co. TN. ...
      7 Jan. 1908, Declaration for Pension. Elbert Co. CO, John M. Duncan, 66 years of age, and a resident of Keysor P.O., Elbert Co. Colorado, the identical person who was enrolled at Barren Co. KY under the name of John M. Duncan on 5 February 1863 as a corporal, in Company B, 4th TN Cavalry in the service of the US in the Civil War, and was honarably discharged at Nashville, Tennessee on the 12th day of July 1865. That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the US otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was Height 5 ft 10 In, complexion light, eyes blue; hair dark; that his occupation was farmer; that he was born June 22, 1841, at Washington Co. TN. That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Jonesboro, TN up til 1875, then he moved to Mount Vernon IL in 1875, Sugar City CO in 1904, Kiowa, Elbert Co. CO. That he has heretofore applied for pension 350246. That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the US under the provisions of the act of Feb 6, 1907. That his post-office address is Keysor, Elbert Co. CO. /s/ John M. Duncan. Wit. R.L. Brown, Edgar Brewer, both residents of Elbert Co., who have known him 1-1/2 years each. ...

Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, James T.A.J., widow Duncan, Mary F.; B 5 KY Cav.; 1905 March 6, Widow Appl. #824123, Cert. #897793, Tex. (MAD: mustered in at Columbia, Maury Co. TN; 1850 Barren Co. KY census, 1860 Monroe Co. KY census)

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (copy of pages from John A. Duncan 1995; FHL film 1,463,599)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.112, Company B, 5th KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Camp Sandridge, Gallatin, [Sumner Co.] TN, raised in Southern Part of KY on the TN border: Jas. T.A.J. Duncan, Captain, enr. Oct. 10, 1861, mustered in May 23, 1862 at Columbia, [Maury Co.] TN, for 3 years; resigned Jan. 11, 1863.


Bath Co. KY Deeds
      E-112: 12 Oct. 1824, Thomas Duncan of Barren Co. KY to David Bunch of Bath Co., for $200 in notes on Bank of KY equal in value to $100 in gold and silver coin of US, 56-3/4 acres on Slate Creek, part of 573 acres divided between heirs of Abijah Brooks decd by order of Clarke Co. court, land allotted in division aforesaid to "Abijah Duncan (senr. deceased)" as one of heirs of afsd. Abijah Brooks decd "& to which the said Thomas is entitled as heir at law to his said deceased senr." (sic) adj. Butlers branch. /s/ M. Lane, attorney (later "Micha" Lane) (FHL film 272,983)
      N-25: 13 June 1843, Thomas Duncan of Barren Co. KY to David Bunch (no location), whereas said Duncan by attorney 12 Oct. 1824 conveyed to Bunch the land, deed was recorded but power of attorney has not been there recorded, and Duncan not desiring any difficulty should arise, now for $1 deed to said David Bunch the land in said deed. Rec. Barren Co. KY. (FHL film 272,988)

Bourbon Co. KY Deed, Vols.M-N 1816-1819 (FHL film 183,111; SLC 10/3/2011)
      N-141/142: 23 Jan. 1818, Seth Duncan of Bourbon Co. KY appoint my relation and brother Joseph Duncan of Barren Co. KY my attorney in fact to transact all my business in Barren Co. in my name, and whereas I have the legal title to 100 acres of land in Barren Co. which I purchased from a certain Sarah Bell, being part of a tract patented in the name of Charles Green, I authorize my agent to sell the hundred acres in my name and collect what money is due me for rent in said county ... /s/ Seth Duncan. Ack. in Bourbon Co. 2 Feb. 1818. (FHL film 183,111)

Pulaski Co. KY Vital Statistics (FHL film 216,838 item 5; from information from Cheri Mello 3/2002)
      Deaths, 1855, pg.4: Pittman, Charlotte, age 25 years, female, single, res. Barren Co. KY, place of birth: Ten. State, parents Jeremiah and Elizabeth Duncan, died Barren, KY, Sept. 24, of intermit. fever. (MAD: per Cheri Mello 3/2002, from Pulaski Co. KY webpage, Charlotte was wife of Moses Pitman.)

Clark Co. KY Deeds (SLC 9/20/2012)
      14-99/101: 9 Dec. 1817, Joseph Duncan and wife Polly late Polly Brooks daughter and one of the heirs of Abijah Brooks decd, of Barren Co. KY, to Abijah Brooks orphan of said decedent of Clarke Co. KY, for $750 paid, sell parcel of land with appurtenances in Clarke Co. on waters of Strodes Creek from near to Strodes Station, being part of a tract of land conveyed by John Strode then Senr. to said Abijah Brooks since decd by deed 30 Dec. 1802 recorded in Clarke Co., for 199 acres, whereof the tract of land hereby conveyed descended to said Polly Duncan from her father Abijah Brooks decd in parcinary by virtue of a partition of the lands of said decd. being made by commissioners appointed by Circuit Court of Clarke Co. in suit in Chancery, but now determined, the said Sarah Duncan &c were complts. against Abijah Brooks &c Defts and which tract of land hereby conveyed is bounded beg. in south edge of the public road from Town of Winchester to Lexington & corner to tract of land containing 199 acres so conveyed as afsd, then to ... another corner of said 199 acre tract, then ... to corner to partition No.6, then to corner to same and in a line of Partition No.7, then with a line of that partition and Partition No.8 to a stake in a line of said 199 acre tract & corner to partition No.8, then with that line ... to the beginning, containing 24 acres 3 roods and 4 square poles, together with appurtenances, ... warrant title. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Mary Duncan. They appeared 22 Dec. 1817 before William Logan, Clerk of Barren Co. KY Court, and Polly Duncan was examined and agreed she conveyed her whole estate in said tract. Deed recorded in Clarke Co. office 15 Jan. 1818, by Christopher Fry, Deputy for James P. Bullock, Clerk of the Court. (FHL Film 183,172)
      20-509/511: 6 Sept. 1823, Thomas Duncan of Barren Co. KY for good causes appointed Micah Taul of Clarke Co. my attorney at law and in fact to take possession of a certain parcel of land in Clarke Co. near Strodes Station containing about 20 acres being the same ?..? to my son Abijah Duncan since decd as one of the ?said? legal distributees of his grandfather Abijah Brooks decd'd to which I am entitled as the sole heir of my said deceased son and I do hereby authorize my said attorney to commence any suit in law or chancery which may be necessary as well for the recovery of said land as for the recovery of the rents & profits thereof which have or may accrue and as compensation for his services I agree to sell him 1/4 part of said land, and bind myself to convey the same to him by deed in fee simple, but should I not succeed, then he is not to be paid anything for his services, and I authorize him to cause the controversy to be settled with the other heirs by arbitration if he thinks proper and to make sale of said land if he thinks most advisable. /s/ T. Duncan. Wit. Thomas Hart, Benjm. J. Taul. Thomas Duncan is not to be subject to any expense of cost in consequence of any suit which may be prosecuted on account of the business mentioned in above power of attorney, 6 Sept. 1823, /s/ M. Taul. Wit. Thomas Hart, Benjm. J. Taul. He appeared Jan. 24, 1825 before James P. Bullock, Clerk of Clarke Co. Court. (FHL Film 183,172)
      20-511/512: 10 Jan. 1825, Thomas Duncan and wife Judith of Barren Co. KY to Abijah Brooks of Clarke Co. KY, for $332.70 paid, sell tract of land in Clarke Co. on head waters of Strodes Creek containing 20 acres 3 roods and 7 poles, being part of a tract of 199 acres conveyed by Jno. Strode Sr. decd. to Abijah Brooks also decd., the said 20 acres 3 roods and 7 poles being that part which was allotted to Abijah Duncan, one of the legal heirs of said Abijah Brooks decd. under a decree of Clarke Circuit Court at Sept. term 1815, to which said Thomas Duncan is entitled as heir at law to said Abijah Duncan, bounded beg. at letter L on the platt, corner to John Strode and to platt No.1, then to (O) at stake corner to Lot No.4, then ... line of Lot No.2, then ... corner to Lot No.2 and in a line of Platt No.1, then ... to the beginning, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thomas Duncan by M. Taul his att. in fact. Jan. 24, 1825, said Taul ack. the deed before James P. Bullock, Clarke Co. Clerk. (FHL Film 183,175)
      28-159: 21 Feb. 1837, Thomas Duncan and Judith his wife of Barren Co. KY to John Ecton of Clarke Co. KY, for $300 paid, sell their interest whether in possession ... or reversion, to a tract of land in Clarke Co. KY near Strodes old station on Strodes Creek, being the land which was allotted to the widow of Abijah Brooks decd for her dower and it being the same land on which the said Ecton now resides, containing by survey 101 acres more or less, the part hereby sold being one undivided eleventh part of sd tract, warrant title of said Thomas and also of his late wife Eleanor, now deceased, and also of his late son Abijah, now deceased, who was the only child of him the said Thomas & his first wife Eleanor. /s/ T. Duncan, Judith Duncan. They appeared 21 July 1837 before Richard Garnett, Deputy Clerk of Barren Co. KY. (FHL Film 183,178)

Granville Co. NC Deed (FHL film 19,033)
      T-88: 18 Oct. 1806, Jonah Short and Micajah Garrott of Barron Co., KY, for $160, to Jesse Garrott of Granville Co., NC, all the singular or parts including Susanna Dunkins part also of the land lying on Tabbs Creek of Matthew Garrot decd estate be it much or little. Proven on oath of Wm. Moore.

HISTORIES before 1923

1886-1887 "KY, a History of the State" 3rd Edition (volumes), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt, and from Evelyn Sigler 4/1982 and Denzil Mauldin 3/1984)
      Pg.96 (pg.1027), Hart Co. JOSEPH LEWIS SMITH, born April 3, 1826, the eldest of a family of five sons and four daughters born to William L. and Lucinda M. (Duncan) Smith, he a native of Barren Co. and she of Clark Co. KY. William L. Smith, the son of William and Rachel (Latimore) Smith, both natives of NC, born Dec. 25, 1799 in Barren Co. KY. ... J. Lewis Smith married in 1848 Miss Martha A. Owen, ....
      Pg.34 (pg.753), Allen Co. WILLIAM HENRY READ was born in Barren Co. ... July 10, 1841. His father, Samuel J. Read, Sr., was a native of VA, born in Culpeper Co. April 24, 1808, and when three years of age came to KY with his parents; married in 1830 to Eliza Jane, dau. of Thompson C. Berry. ... Mr. [Samuel J.] Read is now 77 years of age; he is a son of Theophilus Read, who was a Virginian by birth, and of Scotch parentage; he married Margaret Duncan, in 1797, and 14 years later removed to Barren (now Allen) Co. KY and located on Bay's Fork Creek, on the farm now occupied by his descendants; he was born February 21, 1775; his death occurred in Bourbon Co. KY October 3, 1821. His widow, Margaret (Duncan) Read -- who was a direct descendant of Winiford Favier, a French nobleman of distinction -- died February 14, 1856, aged 81 years. ...
      Pg.103-4 (pg.823), Barren Co. JOSEPH H. ADAMS, justice of the peace, was born June 16, 1841, in southern part of Barren Co., the second of 5 sons and 2 daus. of Hardin C. and Mary Ann (Mansfield) Adams ... Joseph H. Adams at age of 19 took up profession of teaching, taught 8 years in Barren and adj. counties; in 1868 engaged in mercantile business 2 miles east of Glasgow Junction, until Jan. 1870, when his store & contents were swept away by the cyclone, afterwards farmed; in 1874 moved to Glasgow Junction ... In Feb. 1866 he married Mollie Ferguson, of Butler Co., a dau. of Dr. R.M. and Harriet (Duncan) Ferguson, who were respectively born in Scotland and LaRue Co. KY; the Duncans were of German descent. Mr. and Mrs. Adams are members of the Christian Church. ...
      Pg.112 (pg.831), Barren Co. JACOB DILLION, native of Franklin Co. VA, born 20 March 1813. His parents, William and Mary (Clyburn) Dillon, were also born and reared in Franklin Co. Jacob Dillon in 1834 to KY, settled south part of Barren Co.; with a friend, he purchased 280 acres, afterward sold his interest and teamed for one year, then rented for nine years until he purchased 150 acres where he then resided for ten years; he then sold out and located where he now resides ... he and his wife own four farms in Barren Co., containing in all about 551 acres. August 15, 1837, he married Naoma Greer who was born and reared in Franklin Co. VA, dau. of Matthew and Rhoda (Chambers) Greer of Franklin Co. Mrs. Dillion died March 19, 1848, mother of: Elizabeth C. (Smith), July A. (Smith), Rhoda A. (Mosley), and Eliza Jane (Young). Mr. Dillion next married, Feb. 14, 1854, Mary Jane Duncan, dau. of Thomas & Maria (Foster) Duncan, who came from VA in an early day. Six children were born, two of whom were reared: Thomas William and Amanda J. Furgerson. Mrs. Dillion is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. ...

1885 "History of Clay and Platte counties, Missouri : written and compiled from the most authentic offical and private sources, including a history of their townships, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri; a reliable and detailed history of Clay and Platte counties ..." by National Historical Company (Los Angeles Public Library book 977.81 C622Hi)
      Pg.939-40, Platte Co.: THOMAS B. DUNCAN, (Farmer, Stock-raiser and Dealer, Section 10, Post-Office, Platte City). ... Since his youth Mr. Duncan has ... During the past year he and his partner, Mr. Sanders McComas, shipped from Platte City one hundred and ten car loads of hogs and cattle, ... Five miles southeast of Platte City is located the farm of Mr. Duncan -- a good place of 120 acres, well improved. Though a native of Clay Co. MO, born June 19, 1860, he has resided in Platte the most of his life. His father, James F. Duncan, a Kentuckian by birth, born in Barren Co. January 26, 1816, came to MO when a young man and settled in Clay county in 1832. He was married in Andrew county, near Savannah, to Miss Sarah Tracy, daughter of Sebert and Anna (Scott) Tracy, both from Garrett county, Ky.; Mrs. Duncan also having been born in that State but reared in Andrew county. After their marriage they continued to reside in Clay county until 1866, then settling in Platte county, where Mr. Duncan bought land and improved the farm on which the subject of this sketch now resides, and where he died January 6, 1878. ....

1889 "Biographical souvenir of the state of Texas : containing biographical sketches of the representative public, and many early settled families" pub. by F.A. Battey (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1984, and FHL book 976.4 D3bs; sketches alphabetical, good index)
      Pg.276: George W. Eller, b. 1850 Wayne Co. KY, age 9 years went with parents to Barren Co. KY, then to TX. Father was Harrison Eller, also b. KY; Harrison was son of George Eller b. VA but d. 1851 in KY where he emigrated 1807. Harrison Eller to TX 1859, died Dec. 6, 1885, was a farmer and 46 years a preacher in ME Church South. His wife, mother of George W., was Margaret J. Allen, a dau. of James Allen of KY, a county surveyor. Harrison Eller & wife had following children: Mary F. married Thomas Duncan, Julia A. married George Dumfield, George W. above, Linda married W.M. Crutchfield, Florence G. married George Eller, Nancy married Clayton Rogers but died 1868. George W. Eller ... 1875 married Harriet R. Stimpson, 4 children. (MAD: no TX county mentioned)


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"The Duncans of Bourbon Co. KY" by Julia Hoge Spencer Ardery (FHL fiche 6,018,102 and other libraries)
      This book has information on the family of Thomas Duncan, b. 14 Feb. 1784, mar. Eleanor Brooks 18 Dec. 1810 Clark Co. KY, and his brother Joseph Duncan, b. 14 Jan. 1786, mar. Polly Brooks 8 May 1809, d. Oct. 1837; and Major Joseph Duncan d.1803 Bourbon Co. KY, wife Ann Maria McLaughlin; records in Barren Co. KY.


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