Duncans in Greene Co. OH


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

Last revised November 18, 2012

Formed 1803 from Hamilton, Ross
Champaign formed 1805 from Greene, Franklin
Clark formed 1818 from Champaign, Madison, Greene


1820 Greene Co. OH Census
Xenia Twp.
Pg.149A John Dunkin          000020        - 21010

1830 Greene Co. OH Census
Xenia Twp.
Pg.293  John Duncan          1011,001      - 0102,01
Beaver Creek Twp.
Pg.336  Robert Duncan        0002,001      - 1001,201

1840 Greene Co. OH Census
Xenia Twp.
Pg.252  George Duncan        0020,1001     - 0000,0001
          (MAD: female 50-60 Elizabeth ?)
Pg.262  J. Duncan            0010,0001     - 0101,001

1850 Greene Co. OH Census
Bath Twp.
Pg.345, #281, Aaron DUNCAN 39 OH farmer
                  Margaret 27 OH
                  Abigail 13, Henry 9 OH
                  Simon 7, Catharine 4 OH
                  John 2 OH
Pg.346, #299, John MAXTON 61 PA
                  Jane 56 PA & children
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 68 MD
Xenia Twp.
Pg.27, #404, Christian DUNCAN (f) 60 PA -- $4000
                  Henrieta 26 OH
                  (MAD: widow of John Duncan died 1849)
Pg.33, #495, Geo. P. DUNCAN 35 KY laborer $150 BLACK
                  Sarah 23 VA BLACK
                  William L. 5, Joseph 4 OH BLACKS
                  John 2/12 OH BLACK
                  (MAD: George Preston Ducan, mar. Sarah Lee 12/21/1843 Clinton Co. OH)
Pg.62, #853, Rob. BYSON 63 PA farmer & family
                  Andrie DUNCAN (m) 40 MA farmer (MAD: not Andrew)

1860 Greene Co. OH Census
Beavercreek Twp.
Pg.56, #709-733, Aaron DUNCAN 50 OH farmer $0-$1000
                  Margaret 39 OH
                  Henry 19, Simon 17 OH
                  Ann 15, John 13 OH
                  Rebecca 10, George 7 OH
                  Mary 5, Martha 10/12 OH
                  John EARNEST 74 MD farmer
                  Elizabeth 32 OH
Xenia City Ward 4
Pg.187, #890-889, Wid. C. DUNCAN (f) 67 PA (blank) $3000-$100
                  Henrietta (f) 23 OH
Xenia Twp.
Pg.223, #1391-1382, Andrew DUNCAN 53 MD farmer $2400-$0
                  Eliza 28 OH
                  James S. 5, Florence M. 3 OH

1870 Greene Co. OH Census
Beaver Creek Twp.
Pg.43-44, #137-138, DUNCAN, Aaron 59 OH farmer $0-$500
                  Hannah 19 OH keeping house
                  John 22 OH works on farm
                  DUNCAN, George 17 OH works on farm
                  Mary 14 OH helps sister
                  Martha 10 OH attending school
Pg.46, #169-170, ARNST?, George 40 OH farm laborer
                  Elizabeth 42 OH keeping house
                  John 83 MD lives with son, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Margaret 7 OH attending school
Pg.57, #347-341, COY, Adam 38 OH farmer $10,000-$300
                  Catharine 24 OH keeping house
                  Bertha J. (f) 1 OH at home
                  DUNCAN, Martha 14 OH dom. servant
Caesars Creek Twp.
Pg.68, #68-68, GREENE, James 55 VA BLACK farmer $1044-$400
                  Elizabeth 48 VA BLACK keeping house $3100-$0
                  Matilda 16 OH BLACK at home
                  BAKER, Liney J. (f) 12 OH BLACK at home
                  DUNKINS, Madison 17 KY BLACK farm laborer
Yellow Springs
Pg.142, #286-288, DUNCAN, Amos E. 35 OH physician $2500-$500
                  Fannie 30 OH keeping house
                  Duncan (m) 9 IN at home
                  (MAD: Amos in 1860 Darke Co. OH)
Xenia Twp.
Pg.272, #322-328, GALLOWAY, Richard 39 OH farmer $12,000-$1,400
                  Eliza 75 PA? keeping house
                  Rebecca 32 OH keeping house
                  DUNCAN, James 13 OH laborer
Pg.275, #368-374, DUNCAN, Simon 26 OH farmer $2,000-$800
                  Ann 35 OH keeping house
                  ELLIS (crossed out), Rebecca 70 SC lives with daughter
Pg.276, #385-391, DUNCAN, Henry 37 VA BLACK laborer
                  Dolly 29 VA BLACK keeping house
                  Sarah 12, John 10 OH BLACK at home
                  James 8, Dinah 7 OH BLACK at home
Xenia, Ward 2
Pg.302, #178-190, BARA, Margaret 60 PA keeping house $10,000-$1,000
                  BARA, Julia 22 OH at home
                  DUNCAN, Christiana 79 PA no occupation $7,000-$5,650


Greene Co. OH Marriage Records (FHL film 317,399; SLC 2/2009)
      MAD: Typed, blurred copy
      Pg.6: Amos Duncan to Elisabeth Bell, May 5, 1808 by Joshua Carman, M. (MAD: Minister?)
      Pg.45: David Barber to Sarah Duncan, Apr. 6, 1820 by John Steele, M.
      Pg.93: Daniel Funderburgh to Isabel Duncan, Dec. 10, 1828 by Daniel Kershner, J.P.
      Pg.136: John Truby to Mary Duncan, March 3, 1835 by Charles Bean, M.
      Pg.136: Aaron Duncan to Rebecca Chambers, April 9, 1835 by Henry Ankeney? (Ankenay?), J.P.
      Pg.142: William Y. Banks to Mary Ann S. Duncan, March 12, 1835 by Andrew Heron, M.
      Pg.156: David Barr to Nancy L. Duncan, April 19, 1837 by Andrew Heron, M.
      Pg.168: John S. Galloway to Martha Duncan, Sept. 4, 1838 by James R. Bonner, M.
      Pg.168: Charles Stewart to Mary Duncan, Sept. 4, 1838 by James R. Bonner, M.
      Pg.176: Thomas Duncan to Sarah McSherry, July 17, 1839 by Aaron Lambert, J.P.
   Vol.2, Marriage License Records, paging continues from Vol.1
      Pg.198: David Barbour and Sarah Duncan, April 1, 1820
      Pg.230: Daniel Funderburg and Isabel Duncan, Dec. 8, 1828
      Pg.248: Nathaniel Shingledecker and Sarah Duncan, Oct. 27, 1832
      Pg.260: John Truby and Mary Duncan, Feb. 28, 1835
      Pg.261: Aaron Duncan and Rebecca Chambers, April 8, 1835
      Pg.274: David Barr and Nancy S. Duncan, April 19, 1837
      Pg.282: Charles Stewart and Mary Duncan, Aug. 31, 1838
      Pg.282: John Galloway and Martha Duncan, Aug. 31, 1838
      Pg.289: Thomas Duncan and Sarah McSherry, July 17, 1839
      Pg.297: Aaron Duncan and Margaret Ernest, Aug. 11, 1840
      Pg.299: John L. McClean and Catharine Angeline Duncan, Nov. 11, 1840
      Pg.343: Thomas Duncan to Sarah McSharry, July 17, 1844, by Aaron Lambert, J.P.
      Pg.491: Duncan, Andrew to Eliza Files, July 5, 1853 by John M. Young MG
      Pg.510: Lewis, Wm. W. to Sarah W. Duncan, Aug. 13, 1855 by D.B. Graham, J.P.


Greene Co. OH Wills (FHL film 535,141)
      Will Book I, 1835-1839 - no index
      Will Book J, 1839-1854:
      J-325: Court 24 Oct. 1849, will of John Duncan decd. produced in court by John Williamson and William Williamson, wit.; 27 Sept. 1843, will of John Duncan of Greene Co. OH; to my wife Christianna Duncan in lieu of her dower, her use and control of our present dwelling house in Xavia with all buildings ... during her life as a dwelling house for herself and Henrietta Duncan and all the household furniture etc. therein, and a horse etc. and the use of all our books, and $250 in cash every year for her support; to each of my four denss? children an equal share, including what has been given already, viz; to my daughter Agness L. Barr and her heirs an equal share with my other children including $1500 she has got as her receipt shows; to my daughter Mary Ann Smith Banks and her heirs share with the rest of my other children including $1500 already, except she may take or refuse that house and lot with appurtenances that they now reside in on Main Street and the Columbus pike as the records further show, if desired it may be taken at $900; my executors at her decease may sell the other house and lot east of the pike as where Mr. Banks lives and the lot on the branch?; to Catherine Sugeline? McCaines?, my dau., and her heirs an equal share including what she has got, $1230 ...; to my daughter Henrietta Duncan an equal share when she is 18; I wish her (Henrietta) to be schooled and supported out of my estate till she is of age. Nov. 4, 1844, I give her the bed etc. price $250. Appoint wife Christianna Duncan sole executor. Wit. John Williamson, William Williamson.


Greene Co. OH Deed Indexes, 1803-1853 (SLC 2/2009)
   Direct (grantor), v.1-3 (FHL film 461,681)
   Vol.1, 1803-1835, D names on pg.86-101
      8-426: 1822, Duncan, Christian et al to John Anderson, 100 acres, surety #2247, $600
      8-426: 1822, Duncan, John et ux to John Anderson, 100 acres, surety #2247, $600
      9-303: 1824, Duncan, Christiana et al to John McFarland, 22 acres, #2247, $120
      9-303: 1824, Duncan, John et ux to John McFarland, 22 acres, #2247, $120
   Vol.2, 1835-1843, D names on pg.91-112
      20-176: 1839, Duncan, John and Christiana to Abel Janney, 362 acres, #2247, $11,000
      16-420: 1835, Duncan, John to O.L. Ins. & Trust Co., mtg, 360 acres, #2247, $45.00
      16-479: 1835, Duncan, John to David Williamson, 300 acres, #2247, #3965
      20-494: 1839, Duncan, John to Jesse S. Wilson, lot 12 in Clifton, $1000
   Vol.3, 1843-1853, D names on pg.91-108
      23-568: 1844, Duncan, Christiana and John to Samuel G. Barber & Wm. M. Barber, 13 acres, #4376, $350
      26-587: 1850, Duncan, Christiana and John, extx?, to Rebecca Jones, lot 25 in L&M Addition to Xenia, $800
      27-1: 1850, Duncan, Christiana and John, extx?, to Mary A.S. Banks, exrs deed, lot 24 in L&M Addition to Xenia, $900.
      28-631: 1853, Duncan, Christiana and John, extx?, to Abraham H. Stoutt, 2-1/2 acres #2243, $456.
      24-275: 1846, Duncan, John to George Kump, lot 86 Xenia, $258.
      24-360: 1846, Duncan, John to David Small and James Small, 126-2/3 acres, #616, $1,600.

   Reverse (grantee), v.1-3 (FHL film 461,691)
   Vol.1, 1803-1835, D names on pg.88-103
      6-208: 1818, Duncan, John from Thomas Paris, 2 acres #616, $180
      7-109: 1819, Duncan, John from Andrew Gibson, 60 acres, #616, $600
      8-216: 1821, Duncan, John from Rebecca Watson et al and Thomas Watson et ux, 484.07 acres, #2247, (money in page center, not legible)
      12-114: 1830, Duncan, John from Henry White, 66-2/3 acres, #4367, $200
   Vol.2, 1835-1843, D names on pg.92-110
      16-477: 1835, Duncan, John from James R. Payne, James R. Payne atty, Ann E. Weir pr atty, Robt. M. Weir pr atty, Sarah B. Payne pr atty, 300 acres, #2247 (money in center of page, not legible)
      19-138: 1838, Duncan, John from Nathan and Belinda Littler and from Wm. Steele and Nancy Steele, lot 12, Clifton, $850
      19-616: 1839, Duncan, John from Phililp Buckley, 2-1/2 acres, #2243
      19-617: 1839, Duncan, John from David Monroe, lots 24 and 25 in L&M addition Xenia
      20-17: 1839, Duncan, John from A.B. Beall, mtg, lot 41 in Xenia
      20-62: 1839, Duncan, John from Joseph & Margaret Harbison, lot 89, Xenia
   Vol.3, 1843-1853, D names on pg.94-112
      24-274: 1845, Duncan, John from Nancy Dodd et al, per Shff, lot 86 Xenia, $228

Greene Co. OH Deeds (SLC 2/2009; not all copied)
      6-208: 5 March 1818, Thomas Paris and wife Mary of "Green" Co. OH to John Duncan of afsd, for $180, tract in Green Co. on Massies Creek, part of military survey entered in name of James Culbertson #616, beg. corner to survey made for Andrew Gibson #79, then crossing Massies Creek, line of Gibson's survey, containing 2 acres 3 roods 32 perches. /s/ Thomas Paris, Mary (X) Paris. Wit. William Sterett, James Sterett. (FHL film 464,855)
      7-109: 16 Jan. 1819, Andrew Gibson and wife Jenny (signed Jany (X)) of Greene Co. OH to John Duncan of same, for $600, land in Greene Co. on waters of Massies Creek, 60 acres, part of military survey #616 in name of James Culbertson, corner to William White, Massies Creek. Wit. Martin Adams, Joseph Kyle Junr. JP. (FHL film 464,856, typed deed book)
      8-216: 22 Sept. 1820, Thomas Watson and wife Rebeccah of Greene Co. OH to John Duncan of same, parcel on waters of Caesars Creek, part of survey made for John McAdams #2247, containing 484-7/100 acres. Wit. Matthias Winans, Pleasant Johnson. (FHL film 464,856)
      8-426: 26 April 1822, John Duncan and wife Christiana of Greene Co. OH to John Anderson of Highland Co. OH, for $600, lot in Greene Co. on waters of Caesars Creek, part of military survey for John McAdams #2247, containing 100 acres. Wit. Joseph Kyle JP, Jane Kyle. (FHL film 464,856)
      9-303: 23 Jan. 1824, John Dunkan and wife Christiana of Greene Co. OH to John McFarland of afsd, for $120, 22 acres, being part of military survey 2247. Both signed. Wit. Nancy S. Dunkin, Samuel Kyle Associate Judge. (FHL film 464,857)
      26-587: 2 April 1850, Christiana Duncan, executor of will of John Duncan decd, of Greene Co. OH, for $800, to Mrs. Rebecca Jones, lot 25 in Lewis & Monroe's addition to town of Xenia. Wit. W.T. Banks, B. Nesbett. (FHL film 465,357)
      27-1: 4 Dec. 1850, Christiana Duncan, executor of will of John Duncan decd, of Greene Co. OH, in conformity with a devise in the will, the grantee hereof having made her election in conformity with said devise, the said executrix conveys to Mary A.S. Banks her heirs and assigns forever, the premises in Xenia, Greene Co. OH, in consideration according to the will of $900, being all of lot 24 in Lewis & Monroe's addition to town of Xenia. Wit. John D. Banks, B. Nesbitt. (FHL film 465,357)


Go to the Greene Co. OH Court Records, Part 1, May 1842, 1st half, pages 153 to 163

Go to the Greene Co. OH Court Records, Part 2, May 1842, 2nd half, pages 163 to 175

Go to the Greene Co. OH Court Records Part 3, December 1842 and June 1849


Hardin Co. OH Deeds (SLC 9/12/2012)
      C-262/263: (blank) day of Oct. 1838, Thomas Kier of Allegheny Co. PA and wife Mary to Andrew Duncan of Green Co. OH, that Patent or Grant 25 Dec. 1833 to Thomas Kier of S 1/2 Sec.15 Twp.4S Range 10 containing 320 acres more or less in Delaware Land District, Witnessed that Thomas Kier and wife Mary for $230 paid, sell to Andrew Duncan the S 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.15 Range 10 Twp.4 in Hardin Co. OH, being part of the above premises, 80 acres, warrant title. /s/ Thomas Kier, Mary Kier. Wit. T.B. Dallas. Received the full amount of the consideration money. They appeared in Allegheny Co. PA 18 Oct. 1838 before T.B. Dallas, President Judge of 5th Judicial District of PA. Certificate of Thomas Liggett, Prothonotory of Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny Co., for Trevanion B. Dallas Esq., 18 Oct. 1838. Recorded 25 Oct. 1838. (FHL film 913,820)
      E-5: 3 April 1841, Andrew Duncan of Green Co. OH for $300 paid by James Witham of Licking Co., sell to said James Witham premises in Hardin Co. OH, S 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.15 Range 10 Twp.4 containing 80 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Andrew Duncan. Wit. Jacob Beem, Hugh Letson. He appeared 3 April 1841 before Hugh Letson, J.P. of Hardin Co. OH. Recorded 9 April 1841. (FHL film 913,864 item 1)

Gibson Co. IN Deed (SLC 2/2009 and 8/30/2010)
      G-539/540: Certificate No.27255. The United States of America. ... Whereas Andrew Duncan of Greene Co. OH has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Vincennes whereby it appeares that full payment has been made by the said Andrew Duncan according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April 1820 Entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands for the South West quarter the North West quarter and the East half of the South West quarter of Section 21 in Township 2 South of Range 9 West in the District of Lands subject to sale at Vincennes, Indiana, [MAD: no ending quote] containing one hundred and twenty acres according to the official plat of the survey of the said lands returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General which said tract has been purchased by the said Andrew Duncan, now know ye that the United States of America in consideration of the premises and in conformity with the several acts of Congress ... have given and granted ... to the said Andrew Duncan and to his heirs the said tract above described, ... Given under my hand at the City of Washington on the first day of October in 1840 ... Recorded Vol.55 Page 267. Recorded 7 January 1841. (FHL film 1,434,801, SLC 2/5/2009, rechecked date & certificate number SLC 8/30/2010, rechecked SLC 5/30/2011)
      H-632: 19 Sept. 1842, Andrew Duncan of Green Co. OH for $500 deed to Samuel Collins of Green Co. OH, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.21 T2S R9W, 120 acres. (no wife). Wit. John Dodd, John Bames N.P., Green Co. OH. (FHL film 1,434,802)


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, Henry, widow Duncan, Martha M.; H 74 Ohio Inf., 158 Co. 2 Battln. V.R.C.; 1874 Nov. 30, Invalid Appl. #197932, Cert. #134316; 1887 Dec. 12, Widow Appl. #364639, Cert. #240629, Ohio. (MAD: 1880 Greene Co. OH)

HISTORIES before 1923

"After thirty years : a complete roster, by townships, of Greene County, Ohio soldiers in the late Civil War" by George F. Robinson; pub. Xenia, Ohio: unknown, 1895, 112 pgs. (LH8124, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.21, Beavercreek Township
      Name, Rank, Company, Regiment, Service
      Duncan, Henry, P(rivate), Co.H, 74th Reg., Infantry
      Duncan, John, P(rivate), Co.F, 18th Reg., Reg.

1880 "The History of Miami County, Ohio : containing a history of the county; its cities, towns, etc.; general and local statistics; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; history of the Northwest Territory; history of Ohio ...." by W.H. Beers (FHL book 977.148 H2 and film 962,534 item 1) (MAD: See Newberry Co. SC)
      Pg.505; Spring Creek Twp.: SAMUEL Duncan, b. 9 Nov. 1815 in Miami Co., son of Amos Duncan b. in N.C. 27 Feb. 1782, in 1805 to Greene Co. OH, where he m. Rachel Coats (b. NC), in 1808 to Miami Co. where died 1 July 1868, his wife in 1843. Samuel m. 1840 Elizabeth Gilbert who died 4 Dec. 1841, one child. January, 1843, Samuel married Catherine Haines, native of PA, had two children, Francis C. and W.A.
      Pg.645; Monroe Twp.: JOHN Duncan, son of Amos Duncan who came to this township 1807, native of NC, married in Greene Co. Elizabeth Beal, probably in 1806. Had three children, Isaac, Elizabeth and Amos. His wife died a few years after coming to this county, and he married (2nd) Rachel Coates in 1812 or 1813. Had five children, John, Samuel, Nelson, Moses and Sarah; last two are dead. Mrs. Duncan died in 1855, her husband in 1873. John married Nancy A. Jones 6 Dec. 1835, had 11 children. Living are Jonathan, Estley, Aaron, Lucinda A., Nathan, and Catherine; all are married.

1900 "Genealogical and biographical record of Miami County, Ohio : compendium of national biography" pub. by Lewis Publ. Co. (FHL book 977.148 D3g and film 1,000,332 item 1)
      Pg.720-1: WILLIAM A. DUNCAN. One of the successful business men of Spring Creek township is William A. Duncan. .... His entire life has been passed in Miami county and he is so widely known that he needs no special introduction ... His birth occurred in Union township, December 9, 1845. His father, Samuel Duncan, was born in the same county, November 9, 1815, and is a son of Amos Duncan, a native of North Carolina, born February 27, 1782. The year 1805 witnessed his emigration to Ohio. He located in Greene county and three years later came to Miami county, establishing his home in Union township, where he died July 1, 1868. ... (MAD: see Miami Co. OH for more)

1890 "Portrait and biographical album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county; together with portraits and biographies of all the presidents of the United States" pub. by Chapman Bros. (FHL book 977.1 D3port and film 1,000,315 item 3; from Jim Wanke 6/1996)
      Pg.455: Amos E. Duncan, M.D., who occupies the Chair of Physiology in Antioch College, Yellow Springs [Greene Co.], ... became connected with Antioch College as a Trustee in 1870, Assistant Treasurer in 1874, winter of 1886 professorship when Chair of Physiology endowed by Dr. C.N. Hoagland of Brooklyn, NY; the two physicians had been intimately associated during the Civil War, in the capacity of army surgeons ... The Duncan family of Scotch blood; Samuel Duncan, the grandfather, born near Dundee and upon emigrating to America, made his first settlement in VA, afterward removed to SC, his son Isaac being born near Charleston in 1796; his next location was at Jonesboro, TN, whence in 1803 they came to OH, settling temporarily at Oldtown, Greene Co., and making their permanent location in Miami Co. near Ludlow's Falls, where grandfather Duncan died in 1833 ... religious faith of the family was Society of Friends. (MAD: Fairfax Co. VA, Newberry Co. SC, Greene Co. TN, Miami Co. OH)
            Upon reaching man's estate, Isaac Duncan mar. Elizabeth Dickson of Miami Co. whose mother was a cousin of Gen. Anthony Wayne; her father Robert Dickson born at sea on shipboard was a Rev. soldier ... Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan born in 1800, near Charleston SC, breathed her last in 1874, having survivied her husband many years, his death had taken place in 1847 being occasioned by the accidental upsetting of a wagon-load of hay. They were the parents of ten children, five now living.
            Our subject was born Nov. 7, 1834, in Miami Co., then entered Farmers' College at College Hill near Cincinnati, began teaching in 1856 at the same time reading medicine, 1859-60 attended Medical College at Cincinnati ... at outbreak of war, he closed his office Oct. 10, 1861, and was enrolled as a private in Co. B, 71st OH Infantry, within 2 months appointed Hospital Steward, also served as an Assistant Surgeon; Feb. 18, 1864, promoted to Surgeon in the 9th TN Cavalry (more on battles, not copied here), mustered out Sept. 9, 1865, at Knoxville, TN. Dr. Duncan mar. on Christmas Day, 1857, to Miss Anna B. Brandon, dau. of Isaiah and Elizabeth (Hall) Brandon of Miami Co., where she was born Jan. 24, 1840; two children, the first Della died, Denman C. born at Bartonia, IN, April 26, 1861.

"Cincinnati, the Queen City : 1788-1912" (Hamilton Co. OH) by Charles Frederic Goss; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1912, 3120 pgs. (LH8153, HeritageQuest images 2/2007 & 5/2007; FHL book 977.178 H2go v.1-4 and film 925,035 and 925,036 items 1-2)
      Vol.4, pg.454: THE BANKS FAMILY ... the grandfather John Banks, D.D., born in Scotland, first professor of Scotch Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Philadelphia, ... His son, Dr. William Y. Banks, was born in Philadelphia and took up the study of medicine ... became prominent physician of Xenia, Ohio, where he practiced for many years, but two years before his death removed to Charleston, South Carolina, where his last days were passed. ... He was united in marriage to Miss Mary A. Duncan, also a native of Pennsylvania, who came to Ohio with her father, John Duncan, who made the journey by wagon in 1812, settling in Greene county, where he followed the occupation of farming for many years. Eventually, however, he retired from general agricultural pursuits and lived in Xenia up to the time of his demise. ... Unto Dr. and Mrs. Banks were born three children. The two sons became closely identified with the business and professional interests of Cincinnati. One of these, John D. Banks, ... died in 1892, age 55 years. The other brother, William Y. Banks, passed away at age of 55 years, in 1903. The sister, Miss Frances M. Banks, has been a resident of Cincinnati since 1860, when the family came from Xenia, Greene county, Ohio, where her birth occurred, to this city. ...

1884 "History of Guthrie and Adair counties, Iowa : together with sketches of their towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of old settlers and representative citizens" pub. by Continental Historical Co. (FHL book 977.7 H2ga)
      Pg.943, Adair Co: William E. Duncan is a native of Greene Co. OH, born on the 12th of August, 1844. His father, Thomas D. Duncan, was of Scottish birth, and was a contractor by profession. When William was about ten years of age his mother died, and he was left with three brothers depending upon him for support. He enlisted in 1861, .... until 1869, when he removed to Illinois and farmed for two years. He then sold out and traveled through Illinois, Kansas and Nebraska. In 1878 he came to Iowa and settled in Fontanelle, where .... Mr. Duncan was married in August, 1879, to Miss Mary A. Jones, a native of Iowa.

"Emma Willard and her pupils, or, Fifty years of Troy Female Seminary : 1822-1872" (Rensselaer Co. NY) ed. by Mrs. A.W. Fairbanks; pub. New York: Mrs. R. Sage, 1898, 962 pgs. (LH4363, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL film 6,071,296)
      Pg.471-472: DUNCAN, HENRIETTA, daughter of John and Christiana (Arnott) Duncan, born in Xenia, O., was a pupil in Troy Seminary in 1850 and 1851, in which latter year she graduated. She married, in 1866, John Alexander, of Philadelphia, and died in Philadelphia in 1877. ... The husband of Mrs. Alexander, and one son, Lucien Alexander, Lawyer, survive her. Family residence, 1935 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (MAD: Xenia, Greene Co. OH)

1906 "Historical & Biographical Sketch, One Branch of the Williamson Family, 1745-1906" by Rev. Robert Duncan Williamson (Library of Congress book CS71.W729 1906)
      Pg.14+: Chapter III. Mother's Ancestry and a Part of Her History. Catherine Duncan Williamson, our mother, was the youngest daughter but one of Andrew Duncan and Anne Smith. She was born in York Co. PA, July 11, 1788, about two miles from Cross Roads and three miles from the old Round Hill Presbyterian Church.
      Her grandfather and grandmother, James and Elizabeth Duncan, were natives of Ireland, of Scotch-Irish birth, and came to this country from the North of Ireland about the year 1748 or 1750, locating in the eastern part of PA in what was then known as Lancaster Co. They had four sons and two daughters, James, Robert, John and Andrew, and Mary and Elizabeth. (Smith parents not copied here.)
      Andrew Duncan, mother's father was born in York Co. PA March 10, 1750. He was the youngest son of James and Elizabeth Duncan of Chestnut Level, Lancaster Co. PA, near Piquea. James Duncan was no doubt the son of Andrew or William Duncan, who came into the country from Perthshire, Scotland, about 1722 or 1730. Andrew, William and Thomas were sons of William Duncan, and Margaret McMurdo of Dumfries, Scotland. William was a son of Rev. William of Perthshire, a martyr of 1690. The above seems to be our ancestry on mother's side of the house, and until disproved we accept it, and it is an ancestry of which we may well feel proud. Ann Smith, his wife, mother's mother, was born June 7, 1755, and died October 15, 1805, aged 50 years, 4 months and 8 days.
      Andrew Duncan and Anne Smith were married June 18, 1772. The first wife died October 15, 1805, when he was married the 2nd time to Elizabeth Andrews, June 27, 1809.
      The children of Andrew Duncan and Anne Smith ...
      4. James, born April 3, 1780, was married twice, his first wife was Martha (Patsy) Manifold, November 10, 1803, the children of this marriage were Andrew, who lived near Xenia [Greene Co.], OH, Joseph, George, Henry, James and Smith. The second wife was Mary Gemmill. One son, William; dead.
      6. John, born August 1, 1784, m. May 4, 1809 to Christiana Arnott, twin sister to Andrew Arnott and sister to Peggy Arnott, wife of Andrew Duncan. First lived on part of his father's farm in York Co. PA, 1817 to Greene Co. OH; John d. from cholera August 15, 1849; wife died Sept. 20, 1882. Children include two boys died infancy, and:
            1. Nancy m. David Barr, had 3 children. (not copied here)
            2. Mary m. Dr. William Y. Banks, 3 children (not copied here)
            3. Angeline m. Rev. John L. McLean who d. March 29, 1874; children (not copied here).
            4. Henrietta m. after 1857 Hon. John Alexander of Philadelphia, PA, where lived until death March 8, 1877; had son Lucian.


Some early Duncans in Greene Co. OH:
      Jesse Dunkin, 26 June 1805, and Elijah Embree, living at Old Chillicothe (Greene Co. OH) on the Little Miami, report a stray mare; published in "The Western Spy and Hamilton Gazette" (Cincinnati) [Hamilton Co.]. (pg.121, "Pioneer OH Newspapers 1793-1810" by Karen Mauer Green, FHL book 977.1 B38g) (Jim Wanke note 4/1997, "Old Chillicothe is old Shawnee Indian name for what became Old Town, now Oldtown, in Greene Co. OH)
      Amos Duncan, 5 May 1808, mar. Elizabeth Bell (pg.519, Vol.I, "Gateway to the West" by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, 1989 reprint of periodical 1967 to 1978, Vol.1#1 1/1968, FHL book 977.1 D25g, and from Nancy Irwin 9/1987)
      John Duncan, 1825, on tax list with more than one parcel of land ("Index of the OH 1825 Tax Duplicate" by Gerald M. Petty, 1981, FHL book 977.1 R42p, from Deone Penquite 10/1991)
      John Duncan, 1839, in Xenia Associated Reformed Cong. Church Records (pg.170, Vol.2, 1961, "OH the Cross Road of our Nation, Records and Pioneer Families," from Evelyn Sigler 4/1984)
      Andrew Duncan, 20 Dec. 1847, of Green Co. OH, had land entry in Vincennes District, IN, Gibson Co. IN, Twp.2S Range 9W, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.21 (pg.61, "Land Entries, Vincennes District IN, 1807-1877" by Margaret Waters, 1948; from Lawrence E. Duncan 12/1984 and June Ricketts 6/1992)
      Absolum Duncan, 1890, private, Co. I, 13 MD Inf., P.O. Bellbrook, OH, Sugarcreek Twp., Civil War Veteran (pg.81, 9/1984, "Leaves of Green" by Greene Co. OH Gen. Society, from Nancy Irwin 9/1987)
      Elizabeth Duncan, 1890, widow of John Duncan, private, P.O. Dayton, OH, Beavercreek Twp., widow of Civil War Veteran (pg.22, 3/1984, "Leaves of Green" by Greene Co. OH Gen. Society, from Nancy Irwin 9/1987)
      Martha Duncan, 1890, widow of Henry Duncan, private, Co. E, 154 OH Inf., P.O. Zimmerman, OH, Beavercreek Twp., widow of Civil War Veteran (pg.22, 3/1984, "Leaves of Green" by Greene Co. OH Gen. Society, from Nancy Irwin 9/1987)


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