Duncans in Lawrence Co. OH


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

Last revised July 29, 2008

Formed 1815 from Gallia, Scioto


1820 Lawrence Co. OH Census
Union Twp.
Pg.106a  Jos. Duncan          100010      - 20100
           (MAD: indexed "James")

1830 Lawrence Co. OH Census
Union Twp.
Pg.321   Elizebeth Dunkin     0110,1      - 0021,01

1840 Lawrence Co. OH Census
Fayette Twp.
Pg.  2   Elizabeth Duncan     0000,1      - 0000,101
Union Twp.
Pg. 56   Wm. Duncan           1100,1      - 1000,1000,1

1850 Lawrence Co. OH Census
(handwritten page numbers, not stamped)
Union Twp.
Pg.779, #145, William DUNCAN 31 VA boatman
                  Mary 21 OH
                  Wolington (m) 11, Hugh 5 OH
Upper Twp.
Pg.920, #164, William LAMBERT 42 OH & children
                  Ann DUNCAN 19 OH
                  Herman 1/12 OH
                  Richard LAMBERT 72 NJ

1860 Lawrence Co. OH Census
Union Twp.
Pg.66, #878-868, Wm. DUNCAN 45 VA steamboat pilot $1200-$400/$600
                  Minerva 31 OH
                  Hugh 15, Joseph 14 OH
                  Lorenzo D. (m) 9, Franklin 7 OH
                  Wm. 5, Phelina (f) 3 OH
                  Charles Egerton (DUNCAN) 9/12 OH
                  (MAD: ages as given; ? Joseph Duncan 25 OH in 1870 Boyd Co. KY)
Pg.66, #879-869, Joseph DUNCAN 34 OH flat boat pilot $350-$50
                  Mary J. 23 OH
                  Alice 5, Wm. 1 OH
Windsor Twp.
Pg.145, #69-69, Cecelia DILLON (f) 74 VA farmer $1100-$150
                  Ama (f) 40 VA
                  Ruth DUNCAN 18 OH
Upper Twp.
Pg.222, #928-908, A.J. DUNCAN (m) 40 VA carpenter $0-$150
                  Lucinda 36 VA
                  Henry C. 17 VA
                  Rebecca Jane 16 KY servant
                  Benjamin F. 8 KY
                  (MAD: Andrew or Archibald J. Duncan, 1850 Lawrence Co. KY census, 1870 Wayne Co. WV census)
Hamilton Twp.
Pg.226, #977-957, Jonathan PARSONS 30 OH S.B. pilot $0-$100
                  Amanda 18 VA
                  J.W.M. (m) 1 KY
                  Thos. M.C. (m) 5/12 OH
                  Thos. DUNCAN 14 KY

1870 Lawrence Co. OH Census
Aid Twp.
Pg.211, #13-10, DUNCAN, Joseph 45 OH Ret. merchant $925-$1000
                  Mary J. 35 OH keeping house
                  James 16? OH farm laborer
                  William W. 10 OH at home
                  Joseph H. 1 OH at home
Pg.360, #348-347, DUNCAN, Jane 28 OH keeps house $0-$150
                  Harry (m) 7 OH at home
Rome Twp.
Pg.483, #103-98, RADFORD, William 64 ENG farmer $2000-$525, parents of foreign birth
                  Amelia 55 OH keeping huse
                  William 14 OH works on the farm, father of foreign birth
                  Emma 9 OH attends school, father of foreign birth
                  ENOSHE? (ENOCHS?), Henry 10 OH (white) attends school
                  DUNCAN?, William 5 OH at home (name written over)
                  McCLURE, Abigail 88 MA living with son (not foreign birth)
Union Twp.
Pg.522, #89-89, DUNCAN, William 50 VA (white) pilot $900-$0, father of foreign birth
                  Minerva 40 OH keeping house
                  Franklin (m) 17, William 14, Vilona (f) 13 OH at home
                  Alexander 5, John 3 OH at home
                  ADAMS, James 43 OH (white) flat boat man $0-$0
Windsor Twp.
Pg.599, #174-168, LAFON, Jackson 30 VA (white) farmer $1000-$400
                  Jemima (f) 35 OH keeping house
                  MARDOCIT?, Joseph 18 OH (white) saw mill hand
                  Lewis 16 OH works on the farm
                  Mary 14 OH helps mother
                  DUNCAN, Loyd (m) 18 VA (white) farm laborer


Lawrence Co. OH Record of Wills 1847-1860, Vol. 1 (FHL film 317,747; journals start 1852)
      No Duncan


Lawrence Co. OH Deeds
   Index Vol.1, 1818-1862 (FHL film 317,697)
      3-51: 3 Nov. 1820, Richard Sumptor and wife Essy (+) to Joseph Duncan, both Lawrence Co. OH, $100, 37+ acres, part of N 1/2 Sec. 23 Twp 1 Range 16, adj. Ann Cradle, John Tice (Tine?), middle of Indian Guyandott (Creek), John Neal. Wit. William Hall, William Brooking. (FHL film 317,698)
      6-246: 20 March 1833, Elizabeth (X) Duncan, widow of the late Joseph Duncan of Union Twp, Lawrence Co. OH, $20, quit claim to James Wilgus all right etc. to lands belonging to said Joseph Duncan, my late husband, being part of Sec. 23 T1 R16 adj. Saml. Hall, William P. Robinson and William Howard on Indian Guyan. Wit. Solomon B. Simpson, Richard Sumpter. (FHL film 317,699)
      6-249: That on 27 Dec. 1830 for $1.41 paid to Cyrus Spooner, Lawrence Co. Auditor, by Joseph Davidson, sold on 27 Dec. 1830 for arrearges of tax due from Joseph Duncan's heirs to OH for 1829 and 30 for land, 37 acres part of NW 1/4 Sec. 23 T1 R16 (assigned?) from Davidson 27 Dec. 1830 to Samuel Hall who assigned on 31 Dec. 1833 to Elizabeth Duncan who assigned on 31 Dec. 1833 to James Wilgus; deed to James Wilgus. (indexed for $1 and $41) (FHL film 317,699)
      9-257: 14 July 1843, James Thayer and wife Nancy (X) of Porter Twp, Scioto Co. OH, to Mary Duncan of same, $400, 1/3 part of undivided parcel of land in Elizabeth Twp, Lawrence Co. OH, being the NW 1/4 Sec. 15 T2 R19, "1/3" acre more or less. Wit. Sarah Hyer, William Jones. (FHL film 317,701)
      9-258: 4 Sept. 1841, William B. Howard of Lawrence Co. OH to Israel L. Suiter, $100, W part NE 1/4 Sec. 23 T1 R16 on east side Indian Guyandotte Creek, 7-19/100 acres. No wife. Wit. Alexander J. Suiter, William M. Suiter. (FHL film 317,701) (MAD: looked for deed from other heirs of Joseph Duncan; see 9-300 & 10-170; none found)
      9-300: 23 Dec. 1840, William Duncan and wife Chloe (X) to Israel L. Suiter of Lawrence Co., $130, four undivided fifths of 37 acres, part of N 1/2 Sec. 23 T1 R16, deed from Richard and Essay Sumpter to Joseph Duncan 3 Nov. 1820 rec. Vol. 3. Wit. Richd. Adams, Chas. Wilgus. (FHL film 317,701)
      10-170: 9 Aug. 1845, Joseph Duncan, heir at law of Joseph Duncan decd, to Isarael L. Suiter, $25, undivided interest as heir of Joseph Duncan decd. who owned part of N 1/2 Sec. 23 T1 R16 adj. Ann Candle, John Tice, Indian Guyandotte (Creek), John Neal, being 37+ acres. Wit. Richard Adams, William Duncan. No wife. (FHL film 317,701)
      11-401: 21 Jan. 1848, Mary (X) Dunkin of Scioto Co. OH to Nancy Thayer of Lawrence Co. OH, $400, NW 1/4 Sec. 15 T2 R19, "160" acres, being the same land deeded to Mary Duncan by James M. Thayer and Nacy Thayer. Wit. Wm. H. Kelly, W.D. Green. Mary acknowledged deed in Lawrence Co. OH. (FHL film 317,702)
      11-402: 25 Oct. 1848, James M. Thayer and wife Nancy of Lawrence Co. OH to Charles Kelly, $210, 1/3 undivided part NW 1/4 Sec. 15 T2 R19 adj. said Charles Kelley and near Kelly's Mills, interest of Nancy Thayer as widow of Joshua Horner? decd. Wit. Wm. H. Holby?, Lycurgus Chappin. (FHL film 317,702)


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, Andrew J. No.1, alias Duncan, Archibald J., widow Duncan, Lucinda; L 1 OH L.Art.; 1880 July 2, Invalid Appl. #407366, Cert. #259834, OH; 1903 Sept. 21, Widow Appl. #791636, Cert. #562374, W.VA.
      Duncan, Archibald J., alias Duncan, Andrew J. No. 1, widow Duncan, Lucinda; L 1 Ohio L. At.; 1880, July 2, Invalid Appl. #407366, Cert. #259834, Ohio; 1903 Sept. 21, Widow Appl. #791636, Cert. #562374, W.Va. (MAD: see 1860, 1880 Lawrence Co. OH census, Wayne Co. WV)


Some early Duncans in Lawrence Co. OH:
      Joseph Dunking, 1821, on tax list ("Name List of Lawrence Co. OH From 1820 Federal Census and 1818 & 1821 Tax Lists" by John L.E. Jones, FHL book 977.188 X22j)
      Paulina Duncan, 7 May 1829, mar. Foab Foster (?)
      Ellender Duncan, 14 June 1832, mar. Isaac Jenkins
      Elizabeth Duncan, 21 Aug. 1836, mar. Sandrew Arthur
      William Duncan, 13 July 1837, mar. Cloey Dillton
      Mary Jane Duncan, 6 May 1840, mar. James Gilkinson

"Shakin & Diggin" (Lewis Co. KY) Vol.5#3, Sept. 1985 (from Jean Fultz 10/1993 from Ft.Wayne library, Allen Co. IN)
      Pg.16, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, has a biographical sketch of Andrew J. Duncan, carpenter, son of David Duncan and Susan McReynolds, born in Russell Co. VA April 16, 1819, lived in Ironton [Lawrence Co.], OH, when enlisted in the Civil War at age 40 on Dec. 3, 1861, mar. 15 March 1842 in "Louisa county" KY (JF: Louisa, Lewis Co. KY) to Lucinda Akers, lived in Kenova, Wayne Co. WV, when the biography was written; Andrew J. Duncan had a brother James M. Duncan, who died in Andersonville prison. This sketch does not indicate where the biography may have first been published, but it mentions that Harry C. Duncan, born May 14, 1843, "served in the late war four years, in the 9th VA Inf." (MAD: 1850 Lawrence Co. KY census, 1860 Lawrence Co. OH census)


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