Duncans in Harrison Co. OH


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

Last revised March 28, 2015

Formed 1813 from Jefferson, Tuscarawas
Carroll formed 1833 from Columbiana, Stark, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas


1820 Harrison Co. OH Census
        No Duncan indexed

1830 Harrison Co. OH Census
Short Creek Twp.
Pg.113  John Duncan          0000,01    - 0000,1100,1

1840 Harrison Co. OH Census
Moorefield Twp.
Pg.203  Archibald Duncan     1100,01    - 1100,01

1850 Harrison Co. OH Census
Moorefield Twp.
Pg.340, #221, Archibald DUNCAN 45 SCT farmer $1000
                  Mary 43 OH
                  Jane 18, John 16 OH
                  Robert 13, Margaret 11 OH
                  James 7, Nancy 6 OH
                  Williamson 3, Archibald 1 OH
                  (MAD: Archibald in 1860 Monroe Co. IA census; Robert 13 possibly the R.L. Duncan 23 OH in 1860 Solano Co. CA census)

1860 Harrison Co. OH Census
Town of Cadiz
Pg.3, #28-28, Richard DUNCAN 22 IRE carpenter $0-$100
                  Margaret 28 IRE housekeeper
                  Charlotte 7/12 OH
                  (MAD: 1870 Jefferson Co. OH census)

1870 Harrison Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed


Harrison Co. OH Deed index v.1, 1812-1870 (FHL film 894,188)
      F-393: John Williamson to Dancan, Archibald (1832-1834)
      H-245: John Gray to Duncan, Archibald (1836-1838)
      J-570: John Moore to Duncan, Archibald (1840-1842)
      L-153: Duncan, Archibald to Francis W. McCoy (1845-1848)
      L-431: Duncan, Archibald to Sylvanus Moore
      O-716: Duncan, Archibald to Andrew Sharp (1852-1854)
      Copied to 1860, Book Q

Harrison Co. OH Deeds (SLC 9/12/2012)
   Deed Book F, 1832-1834 (FHL film 894,192; images VERY blurry)
      F-393: 6 April 1833, John Williamson and wife Jane of Harrison Co. OH to Archibald Duncan of the same county, for $50 paid, sell lot of land in Moorefield in Harrison Co., as described in sd survey? of said town, as InLot 21 of said town (cannot read), warrant title. /s/ John Williamson, Jane (X) Williamson. Wit. Samuel Skinner, Jonas Harkin?. They appeared 6 April 1833 before Samuel Skinner, J.P. Recorded Nov. 6, 1833. (FHL film 894,192)
   Deed Book H, 1836-1838 (FHL film 894,193)
      H-245/245: 20 Nov. 1829, John Gray of Ohio Co. VA to Archibald Dunkin of Harrison Co. OH, for $300 paid, sell lot of ground in Town of Moorefield, Harrison Co. OH, known in the plat? of said town of Moorefield by Lot No.18, all which premises are now in the actual possession of said Archibald Duncan by virtue of a sale to him made by said John Gray for 1 whole year in consideration of $1 paid the day next before the date hereof, with appurtenances, warrant title, (lots more). /s/ John Gray. He appeared before Y?. (Z?) Masters and John Parrott, J.P.'s of Ohio Co. VA, to ack. the deed of release dated 20 Nov. 1829. Harrison Co., OH, entered for record Nov. 29, 1836, recorded Dec. 13, 1836. (FHL film 894,193)
   Deed Book J, 1840-1842 (FHL film 894,194)
      J-570: 1 March 1839, John Moore and wife Elizabeth of Harrison Co. OH to Archibald Dunkin of afsd, for $840 paid, sell land in Harrison Co. OH, the South part of SW 1/4 Sec.11 Twp.10 Range 6 in the Steubensville District, being part of the tract of land that Moore purchased from John Williamson, bounded beg. at SW corner of said section ..., containing 70 acres, warrant title. /s/ John Moore, Elizabeth (X) Moore. Wit. John Chalfan, George W. Adams. They appeared 1 March 1839 before John Chalfan, J.P. Recorded May 23, 1843. (FHL film 894,194)
   Deed Book L, 1845-1848 (FHL film 894,195)
      L-153: 5 July 1845, Archibald Duncan and wife Mary of "the County in the State of Ohio" for $100 paid by Francis W. McCoy of afsd, sell In lot 18 in Town of Moorefield, warrant title. /s/ A. Duncan, Mary (X) Duncan. Wit. Samuel Skinner, John C?. Moore. They appeared 5 July 1845 before Samuel Skinner, J.P. Recorded April 18, 1846. (FHL film 894,195)
      L-431/432: 14 April 1840, Archibald Duncan and wife Mary of Harrison Co. OH for $250 paid, sell to Sylvanus Moore of Town of Moorefield, County & State afsd, lot of land in Harrison Co. OH, viz, in lot No.21 agreeable to the plat of the Town of Moorefield ..., together with appurtenances, warrant title, Mary Duncan released her right of dower. /s/ Archibald Duncan, Mary (X) Duncan. Wit. Samuel Skinner, Reuben B. Wood. They appeared 14 April 1840 before Samuel Skinner, J.P. Recorded April 23, 1847. (MAD: next deed, 24 March 1847, Sylvanus Moore and wife Alcinda sold lot 21 to James H. Baker) (FHL film 894,195)
   Deed Book O, 1852-1854 (FHL film 894,196)
      O-716: 14 Sept. 1854, Archibald Duncan and wife Mary of Harrison Co. OH for $1350 paid, sell to Andrew Sharp premises in Harrison Co. OH in Twp.10 Range 6 in the Steubensville District, being the south part of SW 1/4 Sec.11, a part of same tract that John Moore purchased from John Williamson, beg. at SW corner of said section, ... containing 70 acres, warrant title. /s/ Archibald Duncan, Mary (X) Duncan. Wit. Joseph Rea, Henry R. Smith. They appeared 14 Sept. 1854 before Joseph Rhea, J.P. Recorded Sept. 27, 1854. (FHL film 894,196)


Cedar Co. IA Deed (SLC 6/5/2015; have jpg images)
      M-392/393: We, Jesse Duncan and Margaret Dungan wife of said Jesse Duncan of Harrison Co. OH in consideration of $500? paid by Israel Thompson of Jefferson Co. OH, sell tract of land in state of Iowa, being the E 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec.10 Twp.82N Range 3W containing 80 acres entered by Margaret Dungan at the Land Office at Iowa? City Oct. 31, 1853, with appurtenances, warrant title, 4 Aug. 1856. /s/ Jesse Dungan, Margaret F?. Dungan. Wit. Robert McCartney, Robt. Wade, Notary Public, for Jesse Dungan and Margaret his wife, 4 Aug. 1856. (FHL film 987,384)

HISTORIES before 1923

1891 "Commemorative biographical record, Harrison, Ohio : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settled families" pub. by J.H. Beers (FHL book 977.168 D3c; from information from Charles A. Duncan 10/1992)
      Pg.55-56: JOHN H. HAMMOND, of Cadiz, native of Harrison Co. OH, b. Jan. 21, 1822, son of Alexander Hammond b. Washington Co. PA; Alexander the son of Robert Hammond native of Co. Tyrone, Ireland, b. 1765 (wife Jane Cassell b. Co. Down 1764) to America at an early day, res. PA, then to Belmont Co. OH where died in 1845 in 80th year, his widow in 1852 in 88th year, both in Seceder Church. Robert & Jane Hammond had ch: Mary b. July 30, 1788; Alexander, May 16, 1790; David, June 26, 1792; William, Aug. 2, 1794; Martha, July 8, 1795; Elizabeth, Oct. 24, 1797; Esther, Feb. 1, 1801; John, March 10, 1803; Robert, March 20, 1805, and James, May 13, 1808. Alexander [Hammond], the second son, to Harrison Co. OH in 1809, learned the trade of cloth fuller, and in 1812 married Elizabeth Hanna, dau. of Samuel Hanna, born Westmoreland Co. PA in 1763 who married Elizabeth Duncan, b. Scotland 1766. Samuel Hanna came to Short Creek Twp, Harrison Co. OH, in 1801, before the Territory had been admitted to the Union. After marriage, Alexander Hammond made his home in Harrison Co. on farm of 50a ... died 1874 in 84th year, member Seceder Church; Mrs. Hammond lived to age 93, died 1886, mother of 11 children, six living, 3 in Harrison Co., viz, Esther, widow of R.P. Hanna who was murdered or lost on a steamboat in the Ohio River; Margaret, now Mrs. S.J. Hawthorne of Harrisville, and John H. (more on John H. Hammond)
            MAD: There is also a biographical sketch of William P. Hanna on pg.533, Vol.II, in the 1923 "History of Carroll & Harrison Cos. OH" ed. by H.J. (Buckley or Eckley) for Carroll Co. & William T. Perry for Harrison Co., pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. (FHL film 934,879 item 2-3)
      Pg.110-111: The CULBERTSON FAMILY. The first of the family in Harrison Co. who came to America was Robert Culbertson, native of Ireland, where he married; his wife died there leaving four children, James, John, Samuel and Ezekiel, all now deceased, all of whom came with their father in 1811 to OH where settled one mile northeast of New Athens, now Harrison Co. By his second wife, whom he married in Ireland, Robert Culbertson had ten children, viz: Thomas, Robert, Benjamin, William, Hugh and Joseph, all deceased, and George in Muskingum Co. OH, Annie widow of Thomas Pollock living in Guernsey Co. OH, Mary who died when 8 years old, and Gillespie in New Athens, Harrison Co. The father died age 87 years, buried on Christmas day 1840, a stonemason in Ireland and farmer in OH, member Seceder Church; his widow survived him some time, dying at age 67. Gillespie Culbertson, son of Robert, was born in Oct. 1816 in Athens Twp, Harrison Co. OH, on Dec. 17, 1840, married Miss Dorcas Holt of Guernsey Co. OH, and had four children: John, living on old Robert Webb Farm; Mary, decd. wife of Jeremiah Brown of Monroe Twp, Harrison Co.; Sarah Ann, wife of F.M. Cooper living in New Athens, Harrison Co.; and Robert Holt who died when age 17. The mother died Aug. 15, 1865, age 46 years, the father mar. Nov. 8, 1866, as his second wife, Eliza J., dau. of James and Elizabeth (McKinney) Duncan, and a native of Guernsey Co. OH where her parents died, the father in 1835 and the mother in 1861. By this union one child was born, Dorcas Eliza, now the wife of Samuel A. Kirkland. Mr. & Mrs. Culbertson remained on the farm where he had lived for 73 years, until Oct. 1889 when they moved into New Athens ... Gillespie Culbertson died Sept. 11, 1890. In his religious convictions he (as is his widow) was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. ... (MAD: more on their son John Culbertson)

1900 "OH Valley Genealogies relating chiefly to families in Harrison, Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, and Washington, Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pennsylvania" by Charles A. Hanna (FHL book 973 D2hc; SLC 9/2007; FHL film 20,157)
      Pg.26: ROBERT CULBERTSON, b. in Ireland, 1743; emigrated to Ohio in 1811, and settled one mile northeast of New Athens, in what is now Harrison county, Ohio, where he died Dec. 23-24, 1840; m. (1st) in Ireland, ----; m. (2d) in Ireland, ----; d. aged sixty-seven; had issue by first wife:
      I. James. II. John. III. Samuel. IV. Ezekiel; had issue by second wife: V. Thomas. VI. Robert. VII. Benjamin. VIII. William. IX. Hugh. X. Joseph. XI. George, settled in Muskingum county, Ohio. XII. Annie, m. Thomas Pollock, and settled in Guernsey county, Ohio. XIII. Mary, d. aged eight. XIV. Gillespie, b. in Athens township, October, 1816; m. (1st) Dec. 17, 1840, Dorcas Holt, of Guernsey county, b. 1818; d. Aug. 15, 1865; m. (2d) Nov. 8, 1866, Eliza J. Duncan, a native of Guernsey county, daughter of James Duncan (d.1835), and Elizabeth McKinney Duncan (d. 1861); had issue by first wife: I. John, b. Sept. 20, 1841, in Athens township; m. Nov. 8, 1866, Sarah Jane McDowell, b. 1845; d. 1890; daughter of William and Hannah Watters McDowell, early settlers in Athens township; 2. Mary, m. Jeremiah Brown, of Monroe township; 3. Sarah-Ann, m. F.M. Cooper, and settled in New Athens; 4. Robert, d. aged seventeen; had issue by second wife: 5. Dorcas-Eliza, m. Samuel A. Kirkland.
      Pg.52: ROBERT HAMMOND, b. in county Tyrone, Ireland, 1765; d. in Belmont county, Ohio, 1845; m. Jane Cassell, b. in county Down, Ireland, 1764; d. 1852; emigrated to America and first settled in Pennsylvania, removing to Belmont county before 1809; both were members of the Seceder Church; had issue: ... II. Alexander, b. May 16, 1790; d. in Harrison county, 1874, where he had settled in 1809; in 1812 he located in Short Creek township, subsequently removing to Harrisville; was a member of the Seceder Church, ...; m. in 1812, Elizabeth Hanna, b.1793; d.1886; daughter of Samuel (b. in Cumberland county, Penn. 1763) and Elizabeth Duncan (b. in Scotland, 1766) Hanna, of Short Creek township; had issue, among others: (MAD: not copied)
      Pg.54: JOHN HANNA, of Hopewell township, Cumberland county, Penn., d. after probably 1809; had issue: I. John, d. Oct. 10, 1792 (or 1802). II. Samuel, b. Nov. 29, 1763; m. Elizabeth Duncan, b. July 27, 1766; removed to Canton township, Washington county, Penn., about 1785; thence to Warren county, Ohio, about 1799-1800, and from there to Short Creek township, Harrison county, Ohio, 1801; had issue: 1. Jeanette, b. Feb. 22, 1786; d. young; 2. John, b. June 26, 1787; d. in Harrison county, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1849; m. 1826, Rachel Fulton; 3. Archibald, a minister; b. Feb. 12, 1790; d. in Wayne county, Ohio, June 9, 1875; m. April 4, 1816, Mary Ramage, daughter of William and Mary Ramage; 4. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1792; d. April 24, 1884; m. 1812, Alexander Hammond; 5. Samuel, b. Sept. 2, 1795; d. in Richland county, Ohio, June 2, 1862; 6. Isabella, b. June 25, 1797; d. 1846; m. Benjamin Ramsey; 7. (MAD: more not copied, to children 13.) (MAD: many more HANNA families listed in pages 52-58)
      Pg.58: JAMES HARRISON, b. in Ireland; m. Elizabeth Addy; d. 1872; had issue: 1. James; 2. Hugh; 3. Matilda, m. Seth Munn; 4. Sarah, m. Samuel Poulson; 5. Margaret, m. Richard Duncan; 6. Elizabeth, m. 1856, Patrick Lynch, b. in Ireland, 1833; d. 1887; settled in Cadiz, Ohio, 1856. (MAD: Harrison Co. OH)

1912-1914 "History of Jefferson County, Iowa : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement" by Charles J. Fulton; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. (LH8981, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.794 H2t and film 844,509 item 1 and 934,948 item 1)
      Vol.II, Pg.59-62: Greer McKee ... Henry McKee, the father of Greer McKee, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and spent almost his entire life in the Keystone state. Prior to his demise he removed to Ohio, locating in Harrison County, and there continued to follow the trade of a carpenter until his death. He had been a soldier of the war of 1812, .... He married Elizabeth Duncan, who was born, reared and married in Washington county, Pennsylvania, where her death also occurred. Her father, James Duncan, was a lifelong resident of the Keystone state, where he carried on general farming. He, too, was a soldier of the Revolutionary war, and Greer McKee, of this review, believes that he is the only man in the state of Iowa who is the grandson of two Revolutionary soldiers. By a former marriage to John McCloskey, Mrs. McKee had four children, and unto her second marriage were born two children of whom Greer McKee is the elder. His sister, Mary Jane, who married Andrew Myers, is now a resident of Spokane, Washington, her husband having died shortly after participating in the battle of Perryville, in the Civil war, his death being caused by a wound received in that engagement. Greer McKee was but six years of age when his mother passed away. He continued a resident of Pennsylvania until his sixteenth year, when he went with his father to Harrison county, Ohio ....

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.890: Miami Co., Mound Creek. JOHN DUNCAN, farmer, Section 11, Township 19, Range 21, P.O. Lane, Franklin County, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, May 23, 1834. Was brought up in Ohio and moved to Iowa in 1854, and thence to Kansas in May, 1857. He pre-empted the land on which he now resides and purchased of the government. He was a Free-state man in politics, and during the late war served in the Kansas State Militia. He was married in Kansas, in the spring of 1866, to Miss Fannie, daughter of John Dunbar. Mrs. Duncan was born in Randolph County, North Carolina. They have three children, one son and two daughters -- Eliza, Gertrude and Quincy. Mr. Duncan has a well improved farm of 400 acres


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