Duncans in Laurel Co. KY


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

Last revised December 14, 2011

Formed 1825 from Whitley, Clay, Knox, Rockcastle
Jackson formed 1858 from Rockcastle, Owsley, Madison, Clay, Estill, Laurel


1830-1850 Laurel Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Laurel Co. KY Census
Pg.343, #47-47, Mark? DEES (m) 80 NC farmer $500-$300
                  Mary 55 VA
                  Lucy Ann DUNCAN 16 KY
                  Elizabeth HANSON 11 KY
Pg.447, #755-709, Philip DUNKIN 32 TN farmer $1500-$500
                  Elizabeth M. 32 TN
                  Barbary A. 10, Samuel 8 TN
                  George N. 5 TN
                  (MAD: Philip M. Duncan in 1850 Washington Co. TN census; Peter M. Duncan in 1870 Grant Co. KY census, Phillip Duncan in 1880 Grant Co. KY census)

1870 Laurel Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1900 Census, part of Mag. Dist. 2 London, Laurel County, Kentucky (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2006)
S.D.# 102, E.D.# 149, Page 162B, image 8 of 31
Head, w/m, Dec 18--, age 20, m'd 3 yrs., KY./KY./KY., coal miner
Martha?, Wife, w/f, Oct 1881, age 18, 1 chi. born, 1 living, KY./KY./KY.
Myrtle, Daughter, w/f, ??? 1898, age 1, KY./KY./KY.
RAINES, Mary, Servant, w/f, May 1888, age 12, KY./KY./KY.
      (KDC: ? 1910 Muhlenburg Co. KY census with wife Addie ?)
  Page 163A, image 9 of 31
Head, w/m, Mar 1857, age 43, m'd 23 yrs., KY./TN./KY., coal miner
Rachel, Wife, w/f, July 1858, age 41, 10 chi. born, 6 living, KY./KY./KY.
Johnnie, Son, w/m, June 1882, age 17, KY./KY./KY., coal miner
Delia, Daughter, w/f, Mar 1887, age 13, KY./KY./KY.
Lucy, Daughter, w/f, June 1890, age 9, KY./KY./KY.
Lizzie, Daughter, w/f, Mar 1893, age 7, KY./KY./KY.
Lonnie, Son, w/m, J??? 189?, age 2?, KY./KY./KY.
GABBARD, Jimmie, Nephew, w/m, Dec 1886, age 13, KY./KY./KY.

1910 Census, Pittsburg Pct., Laurel County, Kentucky (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2006)
S.D.# 11, E.D.# 132, Page # 196, image 3 of 28
Head, m/w, age 27, M1X, 3 yrs., KY./KY./KY., miner/coal mine
Sarah, Wife, f/w, age 21, M1X, 2 chi. born, 2 living, KY./KY./KY.
Roy M., Son, m/w, age 2, KY./KY./KY.
John W., Son, m/w, age 1/12, KY./KY./KY.
CHANDLER, Maggie, Servant, f/w, age 18, single, MO./KY./KY.
  S.D.# 11, E.D.# 132, Page 202B, image 16 of 28
Head, m/w, age 54, M1X, 33 yrs., KY./KY./KY., pumper/coal mine
Rachel, Wife, f/w, age 52, M1X, 10 chi. born, 6 living, KY./KY./KY.
Leathea, Daughter, f/w, age 17, single, KY./KY./KY.
Alonzo, Son, m/w, age 13, KY./KY./KY., attends school

1920 Census, Pittsburg Pct., Laurel County, Kentucky (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2006)
S.D.# 11, E.D.# 150, Page # 306, image 15 of 20
L.N Railroad (could be the letter "L" & N(orth) Railroad?)
Head, rents, m/w, age 63, KY./U.S./U.S., jumper(?)/railroad
Rachal, Wife, f/w, age 51, KY./U.S./U.S.
Carlie, Niece, f/w, age 18, single, AL./KY./KY.
      (KDC: *Carlie nee Azbill)


Laurel Co. KY Deed Indexes (SLC 6/2/2011; copied by CVD)
   Grantor index, Cab-Em 1826-1978 (FHL Film 1,028,615)
      C-142: Duncan, Joseph to Brown, John C., 9/1/1836
      A-413: Duncan, William to Jackson, Reuban, 9/5/1837
      R-318: Duncan, William McKee to Warren, Alex, 5/31/1897
   Grantee index, Ca-Dy 1826-1978 (FHL Film 1,028,617)
      No Duncan before 1909

Laurel Co. KY Deeds (SLC 10/4/2011)
      A-413/414: 25 Sept. 1837, William DURRAM of Laurel Co. KY to Reuben Jackson of same, for $25, said DURRAM has sold to said Jackson 25 acres of land and mill on by Laurel River in Laurel Co., being part of the land formerly purchased by Reuben Jackson of William M. Bledsoe and sold by said Jackson to said DURRAM, beg. on a black oak, then running across the creek, ... down the creek, to the line that Bledsoe Run for said Jackson when he maid the first purchase, this ? is include the mill and 25 acres of land more or less, the said Durham ... /s/ William (X) DURRAM. Wit. Jame? Brock?, William Jackson. Ack. by said Durram 9 Oct. 1837. (FHL film 965,825 item 1; SLC 10/4/2011; NOT Duncan)
      C-142/143: 1 Sept. 1836, Joseph Duncan and Jane Duncan formerly Jane Ferguson, Legatees of the estate of Andrew Ferguson decd. late of Laurel Co. formerly Knox, also legatees of Andw. Furguson Jr. late of Lincoln Co. KY, also the atty in fact of John Ferguson, Robert Ferguson and Thomas Furgason, appoint John C?. Brendon? of town of London in Laurel Co. KY my attorney to sell and convey one tract of land in Laurel Co. on a branch called Rough Creek which empties into Big Laurel and on the trace? leading from London to the salt works including an improvement originally called Grimes? and afterward Holidays ... surveyed in the name of Achelny? and patented to said Andrew? Ferguson decd, and the same land that Andrew Craig as admin. of the estate of said decd. granted from the claim of Mason and Little, containing 200 acres. /s/ For the heirs of the estate of Andrew Ferguson Decd, Joseph Duncan. Wit. Andw. Craig. In case the above land will not sell for a fair price, the above named John C. Brendon? is hereby authorized to rent from year to year as he may think fit until a sale can be made. /s/ Joseph Duncan, Sept. 1836, wit. A. Craig. (Next document, Robert Ferguson of Hardiman Co. TN appoint John C. Brown? Brendon? of Laurel Co. my attorney to sell my right as an heir of Andrew Ferguson decd for the purpose in the within power of attorney from Joseph Duncan to said Brendon? ... Dec. 25, 1845) (FHL film 1,028,612; SLC 10/4/2011) (MAD: see 1830-1840 Whitley Co. KY)


"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Appendix, Colored Troops (at end of Vol.II) (Pg.153 from John A. Duncan 4/1995 and FHL film 1,463,600)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, When and where mustered in. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.53, Company A, 114th US Colored Infantry: Oren Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in June 16, 1864, at London, [Laurel Co.] KY.
      Pg.54, Company C, 114th US Colored Infantry: Solomon Duncan (Col), Private, mustered in June 16, 1864, at London, [Laurel 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.
      Duncan, Solomon, widow Duncan, Minerva; C 114 US C. Inf.; 1890 Aug. 23, Invalid Appl. #972015, Cert. #1067011, KY; 1931 Nov. 7, Widow Appl. #1181294, no cert.; remarks C2526181. (MAD: Fayette Co. KY 1890; mustered in at London, Laurel Co. KY)


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