Duncans in Woodford Co. KY


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

Last revised May 11, 2009

Formed 1788 from Fayette
Scott formed 1792 from Woodford
Franklin formed 1794 from Woodford, Mercer, Shelby


1810 Woodford Co. KY Census
Pg.394  Duncan, Nancy      20000  -  00100

1820-1840 Woodford Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Woodford Co. KY Census
District 1
Pg.446, #329, Jacob HARPER 58 KY blacksmith
                  Jamima 53 KY
                  Eliza A. 30, Sarah E. 20 KY
                  Malinda C. 16 KY
                  Martin L. 14, Alonzo D. 12 KY
                  Spencer HARRIS 42 KY BLACK
                  Barton W. DUNCAN 22 KY tailor
                  Wm. H. ALSOP 31 VA tailor
                  (MAD: see 1851 Daviess Co. KY deed J-514; compare Morgan Co. TN deed H-407; 1860 Harrison Co. KY census as "Warren" Duncan)
Pg.457, #490, John W. DUNCAN 33 PA millwright
                  Apeline (f) 24 KY
                  Agness 1 KY
                  Ann M. 23 PA
                  (MAD: one John L. Duncan mar. Mitilda Sipie 11/14/1837; John W. Duncan mar. Appeline Kerchenel 6/20/1848)

1860 Woodford Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Woodford Co. KY Census
Millville Precinct
Pg.484, #28-28, DUNCAN, Robert 22 KY carpenter $0-$0
                  Martha 24 KY keeping house, married in Dec.
Versailles Twp.
Pg.546, #496-496, DUNCAN, Frank 24 KY BLACK farm hand
                  Mariah 20 KY BLACK keeping house
                  WILLIAMS, Lewis 15 KY BLACK farm hand


Woodford Co. KY General indexes to deeds, v.1-4, 1789-1914 (FHL film 1,943,585; SLC 2/2009)
      G-182: Duncan, William to Lafon, Nicholas
      G-404: Duncan, William, from Todd, Thomas
      Y-238: Duncan, H.T. Jr. from Gibson, Hosh?, 1864

Woodford Co. KY Deeds (SLC 2/2009)
      G-182: 1 Nov. 1807, William Duncan and wife Mary of Woodford Co. KY to Nicholas Lafon of afsd, $11,000, land on waters of Elkhorn and Glenns Creek containing 443 acres, beg. NE corner of survey made on a preemption granted to Joseph Blackford, then to corner to Capt. Richard Taylor, then to ... corner to William Woods, ... with the road to Versailles, ... corner to Blanton, original corner to Blackford's settlement, ... Crow and Finley's? line, ... corner to Capt. Lafon, to Jeremiah Craig's line, to beg. Both signed. No wit. Ack. Nov. 23, 1816, Fayette Co. KY. Rec. Woodford Co. (no date). (FHL film 252,296)
      G-404: 13 Aug. 1813, Thomas Todd and wife Lucy of Woodford Co. KY to William Duncan of City of Philadelphia, PA, $10,000, 443 acres in Woodford Co. on waters of Elkhorn and Glenns Creek, corners Joseph Blackford's preemption, Capt. Richard Taylor, William Woods, road to Versailles, Blanton, Blackford's Settlement, Crow & Finley's line, Capt. Lafon, Jeremiah Craig. /s/ Thomas Todd, L.P. Todd. Wit. Charles S. Todd, Richd. Fox, Ann Maria Todd. Ack. Franklin Co. KY, July 6, 1818. (FHL film 252,296)

Woodford Co. KY Land entry book, 1782-1834 (FHL film 1,690,324 item 1; SLC 2/2009)
      No Duncan


Woodford Co. KY Document (from mixed KY files of Kay D. Hampton bef. 1970, loaned through Lu Durham 5/1988, now at Platte Co. MO Historical Society)
      B-501: 27 June 1795, Davis & Duncan, Washington, Mason Co., merchants, to John Crittenden; today they bought of him & his wife Judith 15,742 acres in Scott Co. on dividing ridge of Eagle Creek & Elkhorn, patent to John Crittenden 8 May 1793; they release. Wit. J. Breckinridge, O. Thurston, Dorsey Penticost, Thos. Sharp. Proved by Sharp & rec. Jan. court 1796. (MAD: Mason Co. KY deed A-D pg.107, John Davis and David Duncan, 11/18/1796, corporation dissolved; David Duncan and wife Margaret, mortgage 15,740 acres of land on Elkhorn and Eagle Creek in Scott Co. conveyed to Davis & Duncan by John Crittenden; from "Genealogies of Many KY Families" on FHL film 854,852 item 5)
      MAD: An earlier mortgage in Woodford Co. KY deed B-14, 2/14/1791, from Andrew Hair of Mercer Co. KY to John Duncan and Andrew Holmes of Cumberland Co. PA, merchants, was included in "KY Court and Other Records" Vol.II, and "Duncans in Bourbon Co. KY" by Julia Spencer Ardery.


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, Barton W.; I Frankfort Battln Cap. Gds KY Inf.; 1890 July 19, Invalid Appl. #837529, no cert., Kans. (MAD: B.W. Duncan mustered in at Frankfort, Franklin Co. KY; 1850 ? Woodford Co. KY census)


Fayette Co. KY Circuit Court Deed (FHL film 8,682)
      B-159: 10 Jan. 1792, James Duncan of Woodford Co. to George Logan of Fayette Co., £100 VA money, 200 acres on town fork of Elkhorn, corner William Logan, McBride's line, William Lindsey's. No wife, no wit.

Daviess Co. KY Deed (FHL film 579,996)
      J-514: 29 March 1851, Barton W. Duncan and wife Rebecca Ann to Robert G. Duncan, interest to 120 acres belonging to heirs of Hewet Duncan decd, for $100. No wit. Appeared in Woodford Co. KY.
      (MAD: Family Group Sheets in the Duncan file in the Christine Burgan KY Room, Cynthiana-Harrison Co. Public Library, Cynthiana, KY, for Barton Wesley Duncan, b. Dec. 1828 Daviess Co. KY, died 22 June 1901 Jetmore, Hodgeman Co. KS, mar. 1/10/1851 KY to Rebecca Ann Ralston, refer to a family Bible for their descendants)
      (MAD: one Hewitt Duncan was in Fayette Co. KY in 1813, age 16, orphaned, bound as an apprentice; one Hewitt Duncan was in Scott Co. KY 1820 census, related to Peter L. Duncan)

HISTORIES before 1923

1887 "KY, a History of the State" 5th or 6th Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt, and Evelyn Sigler 7/1982)
      Pg.75. LYNE FAMILY. About 1650, Thomas Lyne said to have been of Welsh origin, the ancestor of the Lyne Family now residents of Jessamine Co., with his brother Henry emigrated from Bristol, England, to Westmoreland Co. VA. He had a son Thomas who married a Mary Edwards of VA and he also had a son Thomas who married a Mary Sandford. He had nine children, of whom one was a Thomas, and he married Mary Pagit of VA, who died in 1812 (his death occurring about 1804). He was a blacksmith by trade and operated a hotel on the Winchester & Alexandria VA road. He had seven children: James, Robert, Thomas, Timothy, William, Sandford and Naomi (Mrs. Reuben Settle). Thomas Lyne the fourth was born March 26, 1783, in Loudoun Co. VA, subsequently settled in Woodford Co. KY, and engaged in farming and the blacksmithing business; he married Mary Connelley, dau. of Sandford and Mary (Ramey) Connelley, natives of VA; he died in 1848, she in 1870. They had eleven children: Sandford, Nancy (Mrs. David Williams), Mary (Mrs. Elijah Neal), William, Daniel, Matilda (Mrs. John S. Duncan), Thomas, Martha (Mrs. Joseph A. Gaines), Elizabeth (Mrs. S.P. Hendricks), James and Fannie (Mrs. George W. Goode). William, the fourth child, was born March 7, 1813, and married Margaret Jane Ray, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth Ray, of Fayette Co., who died Sept. 29, 1884, leaving six children (more not copied).

1896 "Biographical Cyclopedia of the Commonwealth of KY" by John M. Gresham Co., Chicago (extracts from Evelyn Sigler 12/1980)
      Duncans came from highlands and lowlands of Scotland. A branch came from Dumfreeshire and settled in Va. 1694. Another branch settled in NY and PA 1735. Daniel Duncan PA to KY 1798, merchant in Paris 1798 - 1834. Son Henry T. Duncan Bourbon Co. KY.
      Rev. William Duncan b. Pertshire Scotland Jan 7, 1630, descendants settled in VA 1690. Wm. Duncan b. April 19, 1690 grandson of Rev. Wm. Duncan came to VA with two sisters and brothers. To Culpeper Co. VA Jan. 23, 1722; m. Ruth Raleigh Feb. 11, 1722.
      James R. Duncan, M.D., b. Nov. 1, 1815 Logan Co. KY; parents natives of Culpeper Co. VA to Logan Co. KY 1824.


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