Duncans in Scioto Co. OH


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

Last revised January 19, 2013

Formed 1803 from Adams
Lawrence formed 1815 from Gallia, Scioto
Pike formed 1815 from Ross, Scioto, Adams
Jackson formed 1816 from Scioto, Gallia, Athens, Ross


1820 Scioto Co. OH Census
       No Duncan indexed

1830 Scioto Co. OH Census
Green Twp.
Pg.90  Joseph Duncan        0101,0000,01  - 0011,001

1840 Scioto Co. OH Census
Clay Twp.
Pg.73  Hannah Duncan        0011          - 0100,001
Green Twp.
Pg.79  Thomas L. Duncan     2110,11       - 2101,01

1850 Scioto Co. OH Census
Brush Creek Twp.
Pg.87, #53, I. EDWARDS (m) 30 OH farmer $0
                  M.A. (f) 20 OH
                  H. (f) 59 PA
                  A.D. (f) 17 OH
                  (MAD: H. Edwards 59 PA perhaps Hannah M. Cassel who mar. first Samuel Edwards 12/4/1810 Adams Co. OH, he died 1822, she mar. 2nd Amos Duncan 9/26/1831 Pike Co. OH, from info of Joanne Templin)
Pg.87, #54, Jesa EDWARDS (m) 94 NY (blank) (alone)
Green Twp.
Pg.134, #18, Harrison BUICK 42 PA laborer
                  Harriet 20 PA
                  John 14, Samuel 12 PA
                  Elizabeth 9, William 7 PA
                  Mary E. 4 PA
                  Henrey 1 OH
                  David DUNSCOMB 26 OH laborer
                  4 other laborers not copied
Union Twp.
Pg.191, #38, Geo. COLE 27 OH farmer & family
                  J. DUNCAN (m) 20 OH laborer

1860 Scioto Co. OH Census
Vernon Twp.
Pg.327, #52-52, Wilson W. EVANS 41 OH collier $0-$450
                  Lousina? 24 VA
                  Henry J. 19 KY commonlaborer
                  George W. 16 MO
                  Martin B. 13 KY
                  John W. 12, Anna M. 11 OH
                  Eliza J. 8, Mary A. 3 OH
                  Francis M. (m) 2 OH
                  Margaret BOWEN 18 OH domestic
                  John DUNCAN 22 VA common laborer $0-$100
Green Twp.
Pg.371, #378-381, James DUNCAN 33 PA tailor $200-$100
                  Amy 24 PA
                  Cutbert? M. (m) 7, John A. 5 PA
                  Cyrus? (m) 2 OH
Portsmouth City
Pg.448, #701-725, Alex DUNCAN 40 SCT laborer $0-$50
                  Elizabeth 27 OH
                  Harriet 14, William 13 OH
                  Amanda 10, Warren 5 OH
                  Frank 4, Ella 2 OH
                  Infant (f) 2/12 OH

1870 Scioto Co. OH Census
Green Twp.
Pg.394-395, #30-30, DUNCAN, James 45 PA wagon maker $0-$0
                  Ann 34 PA house keeper $1000-$500 (sic)
                  Gilbert 17 PA farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, John A. 15 PA farm hand
                  James S. 11, Ann E. 8 OH
                  Emma E. 6, Wm. H. 4 OH
                  Charles E. 2 OH
Pg.412, #276-276, DUNCAN, John 25 VA farm hand $0-$0
                  Dellila 25 KY keeping house
                  Carea J. (f) 2 OH
                  Mary 1/12 OH b.May
Pg.414, #307-307, DUNCAN, James 29 VA farm laborer $0-$0
                  Catherine 28 KY keeping house
                  Mary Ann 3 OH
                  Emily J. 2 OH
                  John W. 6/12 OH b.Nov.
Pg.414, #308-308, DUNCAN, Wm. 56 VA laborer $0-$100
                  Lucinda 46 VA keeping house
                  William 16 VA laborer
                  Jackson 14 VA laborer
                  Thomas 12 VA at home
                  Henry 10, George 8, Martha 6 VA
                  (MAD: 1860 Russell Co. VA census)
Portsmouth, Ward 3
Pg.581, #155-162, DUNKIN, Alexander 54 SCT porter at store $0-$150, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizh. 57 OH keeping house
                  Amanda 18 OH ast. housekeeping, father of foreign birth
                  Warren (m) 15 OH works at tax? Shr?, father of foreign birth
                  Frank 13 OH at school, father of foreign birth
                  Ida 9 OH at school, father of foreign birth
                  Anna 7 OH at school, father of foreign birth
                  Catherine 4 OH at home, father of foreign birth
                  Robt. 4/12 OH at home, b.Oct., father of foreign birth
Vernon Twp.
Pg.694, #274-274, SHUFF, James 24 OH laborer $0-$0
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 27 OH keeping house
                  Charles 4 OH


Scioto Co. OH Wills (FHL film 292,723)
      Vol.A, 1810-1842 - no Duncan
      Vol.B, 1842-1860 - no Duncan


Scioto Co. OH Deeds to 1855 (index on FHL film 292,623)
      F-744: Simeon Dunham (not Dunkam) from Heratio G. Davis, Letter Atty (FHL film 292,657)
      G-164: 29 Aug. 1832, Levin Belt of Washington, DC, by Saml. F. Vinton of Galliopolis, my attorney, for $500, to Joseph Duncan Esq. of Morgan Co. IL, Lot #94 in Portsmouth, Scioto Co. OH. (FHL film 292,658)
      H-451: 2 April 1836, Isaac Correll and wife Elizabeth (of Scioto Co. OH?) to Joseph Duncan of same, $500, east half of lot 70 in Portsmouth. Wit. Edw. Hamilton, Lela Coriell. (FHL film 292,658)
      H-452: 2 April 1836, Joseph (X) Duncan of Scioto Co. OH to Isaac Correll, $200, mortgage above lot. (FHL film 292,658)
      H-453: 2 April 1836, Joseph Duncan and wife Mary (X) of Scioto Co. OH to Hugh Means of Lawrence Co. OH, $375, land Duncan now resides on, 98 acres 27 rods adj. land deeded by Asa Boynton to Wm. Kimble to Wm. Killogs. Wit. Thos. W.H. Maseby, Andr.? Crighton. (FHL film 292,658)
      K-506: 23 April 1840, Catherine Glover of Scioto Co. OH to Joseph Duncan of State of IL, $1544.53, incl. notes payable in 90 days, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, lot 94 in Portsmouth. Wit. John Glover, Louis C. Goff. (FHL film 292,660)
      K-597: 23 April 1840, Joseph Duncan of State of IL to Catherine Glover of Scioto Co. OH, $1500, lot 94 in Portsmouth, same lot conveyed to me by Samuel F. Vinton, attorney of Levin Belt, 29 Aug?. 1832. No wife. Wit. Jno. Glover, Samuel? Goff. Joseph Duncan appeared in Scioto Co. court 23 April 1840. (FHL film 292,660)
      N-133: 14 Nov. 1844, Mary Duncan of Hardin Co. IL to Benjamin Spriggs of said Co., $100, dowry in lot 70 in Portsmouth. Wit. Martin Pillow, John F. O'Brien. Rec. Hardin Co. IL. (FHL film 292,663)
      N-134: 14 Nov. 1844, Archibald Duncan of Hardin Co. IL to Benjamin Spriggs, $900, all my right, etc. in equity and in expectancy of ... lot 70 in Portsmouth. Wit. Martin Pillow, John F. O'Brien. Rec. Hardin Co. IL. (FHL film 292,663)
      Next Deed P-208, not looked at


Lawrence Co. OH Deeds
      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)
      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)


JOSEPH DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-30389 (FHL film 970,864)
      Applied 29 Jan. 1836, age 83, in Greenup Co. KY; b. 1 Jan. 1752 in Fauquier Co. VA; age was recorded by his father; drafted Aug. 1776 under Capt. Joseph James of MD for 3 months; drafted 1777? (or 1780-81?) in Fauquier Co. VA under Capt. Benj. Harrison, Maj. ? Samuel Black, Col. Armisted Churchill, Gen. D. Muhlenburg, for 3 months; in 1806 moved to Scioto Co. OH; in 1810 to Greenup Co. KY; wit. Wm. Cers?; witnesses George W. Ward JP that Joseph age ca 86; statement of William Kearns, age 86, of Bath Co. KY, who knew Joseph Duncan of Carter Co. KY who lived in same neighborhood in Fauquier Co. VA, Joseph 5-6 years older. Deposition of Joseph Duncan, 30 June 1842, taken at Marshall Duncan's house, Carter Co. KY. See letter 18 Jan. 1839 re Joseph Duncan in file for Archibald Duncan, W-8679, Harrison Co. KY.
      Click here for a more extensive extract from the pension file.

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, Albert W.; C 33 OH Inf., E 1 US Vet. Vol. Engrs; filed 1882 Nov. 1, Invalid Appl. #463896, Cert. #370393, Ohio. (MAD: ? 1880 Scioto Co. OH)


Portsmouth Weekly Times, Friday, Nov 28, 1919, Portsmouth, OH (from Wendy Rust 12/28/2012)
      W. L. Duncan, a former resident of South Portsmouth who moved to Quincy, Ky., a month ago, died at his home there at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was ill only a few days with neuralgia and did not take to his bed until about noon Tuesday. At that time a decided change for the worse was noticed and he sent for his children to come to his bedside.
      Mr. Duncan was born in Carter county, Ky. He was 72 years of age February 22 last. Thirty two years ago he was married. His wife, Mary A. Duncan and seven children surviving.
      The children are Mrs. Albert Ramey of South Portsmouth, Minnie, Dora, Parthena and Naomi at home, Arthur at New Boston and Willard at home.
      Duncan was a retired singing teacher and had taught classes at Greenup, Grayson and other places. He had been retired for five years.
      The funeral will be held Thursday morning at Quncy with burial near Carter, Ky, in the family cemetery.
      MAD: Portsmouth, Scioto Co. OH; Quincy, Lewis Co. KY
      Wendy Rust: Brother of Lewis P. Duncan and son of Eli Q. Duncan and Jael Richards. also brief info on: <http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Duncan&GSiman=1&GScid=248343&GRid=94196592&>

HISTORIES before 1923

"Commemorative biographical record of the counties of Sandusky and Ottawa, Ohio : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1896, 943 pgs. (LH9742, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.12 D3co and film 908,711 item 1 and 1,000,339 item 4)
      Pg.827-828: JAMES S. DUNCAN, proprietor of a flourishing general store at Limestone, and also extensively engaged in the lime business, is a native of Ohio, born July 9, 1858, in Jackson, Jackson County. His parents, James and Amy (Verner) Duncan, were both born in Armstrong county, Penn., the father in 1827, the mother in 1835. They were married in 1851, and are now living at Powellsville, Scioto Co., Ohio, where the father is a contractor and builder. To them were born eight children, five of whom are now living, three sons and two daughters; the sons are all married, but the daughters are still with their parents. James S. Duncan spent his boyhood days at Powellsville, Scioto Co., Ohio, there attending the public schools, from which he graduated in 1877. At the age of nineteen, immediately after graduating, he and his brother (MAD: unnamed) formed a supply company for forwarding lime to Means, Kyle & Co., in which business they continued for about five years, when it was suddenly brought to a close by the death of his brother, he being accidentally killed while handling limestone. Mr. Duncan then went to Marion, Ohio, as superintendent of the lime works for John D. Owens & Son, with whom he remained four years, thence coming to Limestone, Benton township, Ottawa county, where for two years he had the superintendency of a similar business for Swayne & Lawrence. ... In 1889 Mr. Duncan opened a general store at Limestone, of which branch of his business his wife had charge for a time, but finally it was put into the hands of a clerk, Mr. Duncan of course having the general management and oversight of the business. ... In 1892 Mr. Duncan went into partnership with L.W. Buzzard, ... On June 15, 1881, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Alice M. Worthington, of Ironton, Ohio, and three children have blessed their union, all of whom are living: Royer E., born June 15, 1882; Cleveland, born December 13, 1886, and Clara E., born December 14, 1888. Mrs. Duncan was born in Kentucky September 5 1856, and when a small girl removed with her father's people to Powellsville, Ohio, where she attended school, graduating in 1864. ... Her father, Findley Worthington, was killed in the war of the Rebellion, and her mother died some seventeen years ago.


"Abstract from Common Pleas and Chancery Complete Records, Scioto Co. OH, 1810-1875" by Caryn R. Shoemaker, 1985 (FHL book 977.187 P28se and film 1,421,609 item 4)
      This book on pg.68 contains an extract from Records Book N, pg.288, in the case of Samuel S. Edwards vs. Jesse B. Edwards for partition of land, in court 22 Feb. 1856, filed 20 March 1851; that Samuel Edwards, long deceased, died owning 100 acres on Brush Creek, and leaving a widow Hannah who had then married Mr. Duncan, also since deceased, and other children (named in the extract in this book), including a daughter Elizabeth who married Benjamin Chestnut and resided in Pike Co. OH; other heirs resided in Adams Co. OH.

Some early Duncans in Scioto Co. OH:
      Joseph Duncan, 11 May 1817, mar. Polly Barnhart
      Dianna Jones, 23 June 1822, mar. Joseph Ferguson, Joseph & Mary Duncan consent, att. Abraham McConnel
      Thomas Duncan, 29 Aug. 1830, mar. Mary Chesnutt over age 18 (MAD: see Pike Co. OH marriage of Joshua Duncan to Margaret Chestnut 6/3/1830)
      John Duncan, 3 Aug. 1832, mar. Sarah Ann Shandricks (Handricks)
      Peggy Duncan, 17 Oct. 1834, mar. Joseph Smith
      Elizabeth Duncan, 2 Jan. 1844, mar. Hugh Stewart
      Clarissa Duncan, 16 July 1846, mar. Edward Williun (Wilkin?)
      Joseph Duncan, 1847, estate indexed, Case #5137 ("OH Wills & Estates to 1850; an Index" by Carol Willsey Bell; FHL book 977.1 P22b, from Evelyn Sigler 12/1983)
      Mimcy Duncan, 15 May 1851, mar. Jonathan Graham
      Elizabeth Duncan, 16 Oct. 1851, mar. Cyrus Graham
      Allanda Duncan, 26 June 1853, mar. William Newman
      Alexander Dunkin, 10 Oct. 1854, mar. Elizabeth Gammon
      Eliza A. Dunkin, 6 May 1855, mar. Joshua Dole
      Andrew J. Duncan, 13 Sept. 1859, mar. Anne Henry, John Hanna attest ages.


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