Duncans in Owen Co. KY


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

Last revised August 16, 2003

Formed 1819 from Scott, Franklin, Gallatin, Pendleton


1820 Owen Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1830 Owen Co. KY Census
Pg.315  Elvis Duncan      0000,01  -  0001
            (MAD: ? 1850 Mercer Co. KY census)

1840 Owen Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Owen Co. KY Census
District 2
Pg.198, #427, Robert L. EDWARDS 42 KY farmer $4500
                  Emeline 37 KY
                  Joanna 17, Penelope 15, Mary 12 KY
                  Isabella 10, John 16 KY
                  Daniel SHELTON 24 KY laborer
                  (MAD: Joseph Davis mar. Mary E. Duncan 11/23/1854, she "born" at R.L. Edwards)
District 1
Pg.230, #77, Jesse BAKER 47 KY
                  Amanda 45 KY
                  Jane 23, Lucretia 15, Clarissa 14 KY
                  Elizabeth 11, Jasper 8 KY
                  James DUNCAN 42 KY laborer
                  (MAD: near Garnett family; no other James Duncan pg.227-234)
Pg.250, #377, Timothy DUNCAN 37 KY farmer $600
                  Matilda 32 KY
                  James 8, Mary 6 KY
                  Joseph W. 4, Martha E. 2 KY
                  (MAD: Matilda Furnish per Gallatin Co. KY Deed O-118 1853; mother "Amy" per FGS; par. ?? Walton Duncan & Amelia Asburry?)

1860 Owen Co. KY Census (pg.181 also from Peggy Samland to Nancy Irwin to MAD 1988)
District 1, P.O. Owenton
Pg.2, #8-8, James A. DUNCAN 30 KY atty-at-law $4000-$4000
                  Susan F. 24 KY
                  (MAD: 1850 Gallatin Co. KY census)
Pg.162 (2), #8-8, James A. DUNCAN 30 KY atty-at-law $4000-$4000
                  Susan F. 24 KY
                  (MAD: pages 1 and 2 and later were duplicated and given a second page number)
District 2, P.O. New Liberty
Pg.180, #92-89, John M. ROSS 48 VA tenant
                  Matilda 37 VA
                  Kate 11, Breckenridge (m) 4 KY
                  Lewis DUNCAN 17 KY laborer
                  (MAD: 1850 Gallatin Co. KY census)
Pg.180, #93-90, James DUNCAN 50 KY farm laborer 0-$200
                  Eliza 28 KY
                  John 7, Adella (f) 4 KY
                  Infant 3/12 KY (sex blank)
Pg.181 (14), #104-101, Joseph DAVIS 27 KY tenant $-$75 cannot read/write
                  Mary 21 KY
                  James D. 4, Margaret 3 KY
                  (MAD: Joseph Davis mar. Mary E. Duncan 11/23/1854, she "born" at R.L. Edwards)
Pg.197, #217-211, Timothy DUNCAN 48 KY farmer $900-500
                  Matilda 51 KY
                  Esquire Duncan 17 KY laborer
                  Mary J. 14, Joseph 12 KY
                  Martha 10, Sarah 9 KY
                  Lucy 4, Susan 3 KY

1870 Owen Co. KY Census (pg.243 also from Peggy Samland to Nancy Irwin to MAD 1988)
New Liberty Precinct
Pg.239, #121-121, ADAMS, Jno. 58 KY farmer $5000-$1000
                  Mary 43 KY keeping house
                  Virginia 23, Jas. W. 21, Wm. S. 16 KY at home
                  BROOMBACK, Margaret 15 KY MULATTO domestic servant
                  DUNCAN, Jennie 11 KY (white) house girl
Pg.241, #149-149, HUNT, Wilson (m) 51 KY farmer $1000-$800
                  Amanda 38 KY keeping house
                  Enoch 11 KY at home
                  John S. 1/12 KY b.May
                  ARNOLD?, Nancy E. 41 KY house keeper
                  DUNCAN, John T. 19 KY farm laborer
                  HUGHES, Robert 22 KY farm laborer
Pg.243 (25), #174-174, DAVIS, Joseph 37 KY farmer $-$500
                  Mary E. 30 KY keeping house
                  James M. 15, Margaret 12, Nancy 10 KY
                  Mary E. 7, Martha J. 5 KY
                  Emma J. 4, Louis 2, Ben F. 1 KY
Town of New Liberty
Pg.252, #7-7, DUNCAN, B.F. (m) 28 KY school teacher $0-$1000
                  Sallie E. 26 KY keeping house
                  James B. 6/12 KY b.Dec.
                  & many students
                  "Boarding School" written in margin
Owenton Precinct
Pg.257, #27-27, CLARK, Joseph 38 KY farmer $6000-$3000
                  Cora? A. (f) 26 KY keeping house
                  Jas. L. 4, Thos. F. 2, Everett 4/12 KY b.Feb.
                  SATEO?, Lyman M. (m) 30 KY farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Josie (f) 14 KY at home
Pg.277, #301-301, DUNCAN, T.F. (m) 56 KY farmer $1560-$100
                  Matilda 52 KY keeping house
                  Lucy Ann 13, Susan Alice 11, James 9 KY at home
Pg.277, #302-302, DUNCAN, Squire (m) 27 KY farmer $0-$100
                  Eliza Ann 22 KY keeping house
                  Martha E. 2, Pendleton (m) 7/12 KY b.Nov.
Town of Owenton
Pg.284, #32-33, DUNCAN, James A. 40 KY lawyer $1800-$500
                  Susan 35 KY keeping house
                  Wm. B. 9, Bettie B. (f) 8 KY
                  Mattie B. (f) 6, Frank B. 4 KY
                  [DUNCAN,] Helen 16 KY MULATTO domestic servant
                  Joseph (m) 14 KY MULATTO domestic servant


Owen Co. KY Marriages (FHL film 272,768; groom index 1819-1948; no bride index)
      Pg.38: 1851, Aug. 1, Duncan, Jas. to Shelton, Elizabeth
      Pg.40: 1852, May 19, Duncan, Wm. C. to Early, Mary Jane
      Pg.44: 1852, May 19, Wm. C. Duncan to Mary E. (sic) Early, Wit. Dan'l Shelton and Wm. Early.
      Pg.48: 1854, Nov. 23, Davis, Joe R. to Duncan, Mary E., m. Nov. 23 by C.M. Riley
      Pg.54: 1858, Dec. 24, T. Duncan to Clemins, Mary L., m. by S.A. Hudson, wit. Joel Woolwine & others.
      Pg.55: 1859, Sept. 14, Duncan, Jos. W. to Sarah F. Bowmer, m. Sept. 14 by E. Threldkill

Owen Co. KY Vital Statistics 1852-1857 (FHL film 216,837)
      Marriages, 1854: Nov. 22, 1854, Joseph Davis, res. Owen Co., age 21, (blank place of birth) to Mary E. Duncan, res. Owen Co., blank age and place of birth)

Owen Co. KY Marriage Bonds and consents (FHL film 272,775)
      Pg.273: Joseph L? (X) Davis and James (X) Duncan bond for marriage of Joseph L. Davis to Mary Elizabeth Duncan, 22 Nov. 1854, wit. M.H. Sandford.

Owen Co. KY Original Marriage Certificates (returns completed by minister; FHL film 272,774)
      #000273: Certificate in Case of Marriage. 23 Nov. 1854, Joseph Davis of Owen Co. KY, age 22, born in Galiton Co. KY, was married to Mary E. Duncan of Owen Co., age 16, born at James Duncan, Owen Co. KY, then single; by C.M. Riley, Bapt. Church. (Note following certificate "born at R.L. Edwards")

Owen Co. KY Marriage Certificates (copies in bound books, completed by clerk after return of original by minister; FHL film 272,769)
      Pg.81: Certificate in Case of Marriage: 23 Nov. 1854, Joseph Davis of Owen Co. KY, age 22, born in Gallatin Co. KY, married Mary E. Duncan of Owen Co., age 17, born at R.L. Edwards, single. C.M. Riley, Baptist Church.


Owen Co. KY Wills
      Book A, 1820-1835 - no Duncan (FHL film 272,763)
      Book B, 1835-1842 - no Duncan
      Book C, 1841-1847 - no Duncan (FHL film 272,764)
      Book D, 1847-1858 - no Duncan
      Book E, 1856-1869 - no Duncan (FHL film 272,765)


Owen Co. KY Deeds (1819-1961 grantee index on FHL film 272,749; grantor index on FHL film 272,751)
      K-337: 17 Feb. 1851, William A. Wood to John Duncan (no localities), $2990, 308 acres on Eagle Creek adj. M. Green's corner. /s/ William A. Wood, Eliza J. Wood. (FHL film 272,759; did not copy other deeds)
      N-316: Timothy F. Duncan from Benjamin Hancock Est. al, 87a Mill Creek, 1857
      N-501: J.A. Duncan from R.A. Jameson, power of attorney, 1858
      O-372: J.A. & Susan F. Duncan al to Elizabeth J. Roberts, 2/3 int. pt. lot 32-54; 2/3 int. lot 33 Owenton, 1860
      O-444: J.A. Duncan from Lucy C. Theobald Est. al, 1/4 int. 4a near Owenton, 1860
      O-629: J.A. Duncan from Lucy C. Theobald Est. al, 1/4 int. 2a near Owenton, 1860
      R-44: James A. Duncan al from Joel Kemper al, comr. deed, 163a Twin Creek, 1866
      R-191: Timothy F. and Matilda Duncan to William J. Yancey, 7a Twin Creek, 1866
      R-389: J.A. and Sue F. Duncan to Thomas A. Berryman, 1/2 int. 2a near Owenton, 1867
      W-500: J.A. or James A. and Sue F. Duncan al to Thomas A. Berryman, comr. deed, 2a near Owenton, 1874
      W-501: James A. and Sue F. Duncan al to Thomas A. Berryman, comr. deed, Int. 163a Twin Creek, 1874
      X-265: William E. and Nancy B. Duncan from Jasper Riley & wf, 100a Hammonds Creek, 1875
      X-303: James A. Duncan al to T.A. Berryman, comr. deed, 2a near Owenton, 1875
      CA-51: J.A. and Sue F. Duncan to Thomas Berryman Est. al, comr. deed, 1/2 int. trt Twin Creek, 1879
      CA-108: J.A. and Sue F. Duncan al to W.W. Stamper, Comr. deed, 2a near Owenton, 1880
      CA-286: W.E. and Mary B. Duncan to Jasper Riley, comr. deed, 100a Hammonds Run Creek, 1880
      CA-141: John and Ellen Duncan al to C.M. Adams, 60a & 19a Frankfort Road, 1881


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, John W.; G 53 KY Mtd. Inf.; 1880 June 25, Invalid Appl. #388665, Cert. #276102. (MAD: organized at Paris, Bourbon Co. KY; see Joseph W. Duncan; see Joseph Dukin)
      Duncan, Joseph W.; G 53 KY Mtd. Inf.; 1880 June 25, Soldier Appl. #388665, Cert. #276102; remarks C2575005. (MAD: organized at Paris, Bourbon Co. KY, mustered in at Lexington, [Fayette Co.] KY; see also John W. Duncan; see Joseph Dukin; ? Joseph M. Duncan, Owen Co. KY 1890)

HISTORIES before 1923

1885-1888 "KY, a History of the State" 7th Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt)
      Pg.159. CHARLES STROTHER, lawyer, born Aug. 10, 1852, a son of French and Lucinda (Maddox) Strother, she a dau. of Michael Maddox of Shelby Co. KY who was born in Trimble Co. KY 1811 and married Celia Owsley and had nine children (not copied here) and died in 1870. George Strother, paternal grandfather of our subject, native of VA, farmer, Methodist minister, settled in Bourbon Co. KY in 1800, married Mary Duncan, also of VA, and had seven children; she died in 1865. Charles Strother was reared on a farm and educated in Trimble Co. KY; in 1872 read law with John Strother in Owenton, admitted to the bar in 1876; in 1878 elected police judge of Owen Co. ...


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