Duncans in Misc. KY Counties


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

Last revised December 14, 2011

Formed 1860 from Carter, Lawrence, Greenup

1870 Boyd Co. KY Census
Catlettsburg (faint)
Pg.104, #38-41, KENNEDY?, Lewis A. (m) 54 OH (white) laborer $0-$100
                  (all names have ditto marks before them)
                  Elizabeth ?. 49 VA keeps house
                  Caroline?? M?. (m) 26 OH laborer
                  George H/N?. 22 KY laborer
                  Frances T. (m) 19 VA laborer
                  James T. 17 OH laborer
                  Charles N. 15 KY laborer
                  Salina C. 13 KY at school
                  Mary I?. 12 OH at school
                  Robbert Lee 8 OH at school
                  Sterling Price (m) 8 OH at school
                  DUNCAN, Joseph 25 OH (white) drayman $0-$300 mar. in Oct.
                  Minerva 21 KY assists in keeping, mar. in Oct.
                  (MAD: Duncan could be surname, but it has ditto marks in front to indicate the Kennedy surname; 1860 ?? Lawrence Co. OH census; J(oseph) S. Duncan mar. Manerva Kennedy 1869 Gibson Co. TN; 1880 Posey Co. IN census)

Formed 1839 from Clay, Estill, Perry
Owsley formed 1843 from Clay, Estill, Breathitt
Wolfe formed 1860 from Owsley, Breathitt, Powell, Morgan
Lee formed 1870 from Owsley, Breathitt, Wolfe, Estill
Knott formed 1884 from Perry, Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher

1840-1870 Breathitt Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

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 H., widow Duncan, Mary J., minor Jessee, Eliza J., Gdn.; C 10 KY Cav.; 1885 June 3, Invalid Appl. #541372, no cert.; 1890 July 24, Widow Appl. #446828, Cert. #318315, KY; 1897 May 20, Minor Appl. #654590, Cert. #456803, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Covington, Kenton Co. KY; ? Breathitt Co. 1890)
      Duncan, James M., widow Duncan, Mary A.; Corp. E 14 KY Inf.; 1871 March 2, Widow Appl. #194185, Cert. #156728. (MAD: 1850 Kenton Co. KY; mustered in at Louisa, Lawrence Co. KY; Breathitt Co. 1890)
      Duncan, Joseph H., widow Duncan, Louisa; A 54 KY Inf.; 1882 Oct. 30, Invalid Appl. #463605, Cert. #538370, KY; 1922 May 25?, Widow Appl. #1189441, Cert. #919638, KY. (MAD: mustered in at Greenupsburg, ?Greenup Co. KY; Breathitt Co. 1890)

Formed 1819 from Knox
Letcher formed 1842 from Perry, Harlan
Bell formed 1867 from Knox, Harlan
Leslie formed 1878 from Clay, Harlan, Perry

1820-1870 Harlan Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1930 Census, Mag. Dist. 2, west of Lewellen, Harlan County, Kentucky (from Kathy Cawley 3/13/2010)
E.D.# 48-10, S.D.# 13, Page# 46, Image# 3 of 22
Head, rents, m/w, age 35, m'd at 30, VA./MO./VA., runs drum/coal co.
Ludie, Wife, f/w, age 26, m'd at 21, KY./KY./KY.
Jimmie, Son, m/w, age 3 4/12, KY./VA./VA.
Billie, Son, m/w, age 1 11/12, KY./VA./VA.
  (KDC - according to the census, the birthplaces are as stated above)
  (KDC - Death Certificate says date of death was 2/5/1934. Wife was Ludie. Birthplace was Carroll Co., VA. on May 20, 1893. Parents were: James Duncan, VA. and Francis Newman, VA.)
  (KDC - *according to WWI Draft Registration, June 5, 1917, Harvey was supporting his mother. Conrad was in Harlan Co., KY. and lists his nearest relative as Francis in Monarat, Carrel(sp) Co., VA.)

Harlan Co. KY Tax List 1820-1858 (FHL film 8,019; from Louis Boone 3/1987)
      No Duncan to 1835; quit.

Formed 1858 from Rockcastle, Owsley, Madison, Clay, Estill, Laurel

1860 Jackson Co. KY Census
McKee P.O.
Pg.844, #24-24, Stephen CARPENTER 57 TN farmer $800-$300
                  John C. 18, Samuel 16, Green R. 15 KY
                  Mary 13, Roda 11 KY
                  Stephen DUNCAN 2 KY
Pg.903, #415-415, John EVANS 33 TN farmer $300-$250
                  Rebecca 21 KY
                  Lavinah 6, Frederick 2 KY
                  Sarah S. 1 KY
                  Leatha DUNCAN (f) 28 KY domestic
                  James 4 KY
Pg.907, #442-442, Robert M. GREEN 28 KY farmer $600-$350
                  Julia C. 18 TN
                  Maria Elizabeth 1 KY
                  John HIMES 21 TN farm laborer $300-$0
                  Sidney DUNCAN (m) 7 KY

1870 Jackson Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

Formed 1860 from Monroe, Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green

1860 Metcalfe Co. KY Census
P.O. East Fork
Pg.940, #913-913, John R. DUNCAN 29 TN farmer $0-$200
                  Emily 30 TN
                  Madison C. 7, Mary E. 5 TN
                  Micajah A. (m) 3, Nancy J. 2 KY
                  Louisa 4/12 KY

1870 Metcalfe Co. KY Census (also from Kathy Cawley 2/2002)
Sartain Precinct, P.O. Glover's Creek
Pg.88-89, #61-59, DUNCAN, John R. 40 TN (white) farmer $300-$250
                  Emily S. 41 TN keeping house
                  Madison C. 17 TN farm laborer
                  Mary E. 15 TN
                  Micajah (m) 13 KY works on farm
                  Nancy J. 12, Louisa 10 KY
                  Sarah F. 9, John A. 7 KY
                  Robert E. 6, Edmund P. 4 KY
                  Alay (f) 3 KY
                  Emily A. 11/12 KY b.July

Formed 1822 from Floyd, Bath
Johnson formed 1843 from Floyd, Morgan, Lawrence
Rowan formed 1856 from Fleming, Morgan
Magoffin formed 1860 from Floyd, Johnson, Morgan
Wolfe formed 1860 from Owsley, Breathitt, Powell, Morgan
Elliott formed 1869 from Carter, Lawrence, Morgan
Menifee formed 1869 from Powell, Wolfe, Bath, Morgan, Montgomery

1830-1870 Morgan Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

Morgan Co. KY marriages 1823-1891, Vol. 1-2 (FHL film 839,918)
      No Duncan groom; no bride index
      Anne Duncan mar. James Hadley, 30 Nov. 1826 by E. Stewart (from Kit Smith 8/1983)

Morgan Co. KY Deed index 1823-1970 (FHL film 839,895)
      No Duncan through 1880

Formed 1820 from Clay, Floyd
Breathitt formed 1839 from Clay, Estill, Perry
Letcher formed 1842 from Perry, Harlan
Leslie formed 1878 from Clay, Harlan, Perry
Knott formed 1884 from Perry, Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher

1820-1880 Perry Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

Perry Co. KY Deed Indexes (SLC 6/2/2011; copied by CVD)
   Index, grantor D-T 1821-1935 (FHL Film 968,243)
      No Duncan until 1900
   Index, grantee A-F 1821-1935 (FHL Film 968,246)
      G.C. Duncan 1890, Uuda Dunkin 1898; not copied

Formed 1821 from Floyd
Martin formed 1870 from Lawrence, Floyd, Pike, Johnson

1830-1860 Pike Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Pike Co. KY Census
District 10, P.O. Mouth Pond Creek
Pg.121, #65-65, DUNCAN, James 18 VA (white) farmer $0-$150
                  Huldah 21 VA keeping house
                  Albert 2 VA at home
                  (MAD: 1860 Logan Co. (W)VA census)

Pike Co. KY Deed Indexes (SLC 6/2/2011; copied by CVD)
   Grantees index, D-E 1820-1970 (FHL Film 838,142)
      N-193: Duncan, James from O'Brian & Deskins, Agmt, Oct. 12, 1882
      N-525: Duncan, Jane from James Taylor, deed, June 9, 1883, Tract Tug River
      M1-30: Duncan al, James from J.B. Goff, Agmt, July 19, 1886, Right of Way
      17-586: Duncan, Judah from G.W. Pinson & wf, deed, Apr. 3, 1899, 100 A. Big Creek
      Other Duncans after 1900
   Grantors index, C-D 1820-1970 (FHL Film 838,149)
      M1-30: Duncan al, James to J.B. Goff, Agmt, July 19, 1886, Right of Way
      Other Duncans 1886 and later, not copied


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