Duncans in Hart Co. KY


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

Last revised June 30, 2004

Formed 1819 from Hardin, Barren, possibly Green
Edmonson formed 1825 from Grayson, Hart, Warren


1820-1840 Hart Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Hart Co. KY Census
Pg.217, #566, Benjamin DUNCAN 39 KY tailer
                  Mary 35 KY
                  William S. 17, Lucrecia 12 KY
                  Jeana (f) 10, Ellen M. 8 KY
                  Luther 6, Roger B. 5, Benjamin 2 KY
                  Lucretia 76 VA
                  (MAD: Benj. Duncan mar. Mary Anderson 6/30/1831 Mercer Co. KY; 1840 Greenup Co. KY census; 1860 Putnam Co. IN census; ? son William S. in 1860 Hancock Co. KY census)

1860 Hart Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Hart Co. KY Census
3rd Election Precinct, P.O. Green River
Pg.321, #513-513, SHELTON, K?. H. (m) 58 KY (white) farmer $1500-$700
                  Nancy B. 54 KY keeping house
                  Eliza H. 18 KY at home
                  DUNCAN, G.W. (m) 29 KY (white) farmer $0-$0
                  Bell I. (f) 26 KY
                  Rosa E. 9/12 KY b.Nov.


Hart Co. KY Records 1783-1829, originals (FHL film 467,399 items 1-3, 8-10; negative film)
      Original deeds, no order, some too faint to read.
      Early surveys; originals; cannot read most of them.
      Order Book A, 1819-1823 - no index
      Copy of newspaper article; courthouse destroyed by fire 1928


Hart Co. KY Tax Records (FHL film 8,028)
1819-1831, 1833, 1835: no Duncan
1837: Duncan, Hiram, 1 white, 1 horse
1840-1847, 1848 (2 lists): no Duncan
1849: Duncan, Benjamin, 1 white, 2 cattle, 4 children ages 5 to 16 (1st list)
1850: Duncan, Benjamin, 1 white, 2 cattle, 5 children ages 5-16 (1st list)
1851, 1852: no Duncan either list


"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (from John A. Duncan 1995, and FHL film 1,463,599 for Regiment organization)
      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.855, Field & Staff of the 13th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Camp Hobson, KY: John P. Duncan, Major, enr. March 25, 1863; mustered in March 25, 1863 at Munfordsville, [Hart Co.] KY, for 3 years; mustered out Jan. 12, 1865 at Louisville, KY; Promoted from Captain Company F to Major March 25, 1863. (MAD: resided Taylor Co. KY per list of officers)
      Pg.864, Company F, 13th Ky Volunteer Infantry: John P. Duncan, Captain, enr. Nov. 15, 1861; mustered in Dec. 30, 1861, at Camp Hobson, KY, for 3 years; mustered out March 25, 1863, promoted Major (no locality).

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.II (from John A. Duncan 4/1995, and FHL film 1,463,600, appendix & other pages)
      Pg.919, Alphabetical List of Officers. Name, Rank, Regiment, Residence, Remarks. (MAD: semi-alphabetical, not indexed)
      Duncan, John P., Major, 13th Infantry, Campbellsville [Taylor Co.] KY, (blank) (MAD: mustered in at Hart Co. KY)

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.
      Dunkin, George W.; G 12 KY Cav., F 17 KY Inf.; 1869 Oct. 9, Invalid Appl. #148900, no cert., KY. (MAD: ? 1850 Grayson Co. KY census, bro. of Elbridge Duncan in same company; see Geo. Dunkin, in 12th KY Vol. Infantry, organized at Camp Clio, Pulaski Co. KY, some mustered in at Owensboro, Daviess Co. KY, others at Munfordsville, Hart Co. KY)
      Duncan, John P.; Major 13 KY Inf., F 13 KY Inf.; 1897 July 24, Invalid Appl. #1195248, no cert., Ark. (MAD: orig. mustered in at Camp Hobson, KY, near Greensburg [Green Co.], KY; Men were recruited from Casey, Green, Taylor, Hart, Nelson, Hardin, Grayson, Breckinridge and Meade Cos.)
      Duncan, William S., widow Duncan, Sarah E.; B 26 KY Inf.; 1869 March 26, Invalid Appl. #141348, Cert. #388797; 1892 April 25, Widow Appl. #548393, Cert. #347005, Ind. (MAD: ?1850 Hart Co. KY census; 1860 Hancock Co. KY census; mustered in at Nashville, Davidson Co. TN)


Hardin Co. KY Deed (FHL film 388,601)
      U-326: 25 March 1841, John Williams and wife Elizabeth Elinor of Hart (sic) Co. KY to John Duncan and Henry B. Helm of said Co. & State, $300, 152 acres, part of 30,000 acre survey to William Greenough lying south of Nolynn the said county of Hardin, adj. Charles Middleton. No wit.

HISTORIES before 1923

1885 or 1886 "KY, a History of the State" 2nd or 3rd Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt)
      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, .... (MAD: Lucinda M. Duncan was the dau. of Joseph Duncan and Nancy Stevens, from Orange Co. VA to Clark Co. KY, from "Genealogies of KY Families From The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society", Vol.1, pgs.284-286, from Reg. KY State Hist. Soc., 31:354-7 (1933) and 37:172-4 (1939))


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