Duncans in Warren Co. OH


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

Last revised July 30, 2009

Formed 1803 from Hamilton
Clinton formed 1810 from Highland, Warren


1820 Warren Co. OH Census
Franklin Twp.
Pg.213a  J. Dunkin           310001 - 22110
Turtle Creek Twp.
Pg.229a  W. Dunkin           100100 - 10010
Pg.230   J. Dunking          001111 - 10001

1830 Warren Co. OH Census
         No Duncans indexed

1840 Warren Co. OH Census
Turtle Creek Twp.
Pg.123   Edward Dankam       0010,2 - 0001,0001,01

1850 Warren Co. OH Census
Hamilton Twp.
Pg.90, #1305-1306, Joel GRULY 37 ME farmer $3500
                  Nancy A. 38 ME
                  Gustavus 13, Martha J. 11 OH
                  Eliza 9, Emma J. 4 OH
                  Hannah DUNCAN 17 OH
Pg.90, #1306-1307, Samuel DUNCAN 41 PA farmer
                  Margaret 32 VA
                  Mary 15, Davison (m) 6 OH
                  Berley (m) 2 OH
                  (MAD: Samuel Duncan mar. Margaret "Cuffy" 2/10/1844 Montgomery Co. OH; Daniel Davison Duncan b. 1844 mar. Naomi Jessop b. 1842 Henry Co. IN; 1860 Henry Co. IN census; Samuel Duncan 1810-1894, son of James Duncan and Mary Hogue, mar. 2nd Margaret Duffy, from pg.163, Vol.4, "The Compendium of American Genealogy" by Frederick Adams Virkus, FHL book 973 D2vf, from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
Turtle Creek Twp., Shakerstown
Pg.168, #2427, Rachel DUNCAN 59 KY in long list of females
                  seperate household for men

1860 Warren Co. OH Census
Turtle Creek Twp.
Pg.271, #450-449, line 3, Shakers, many people
                  Rachel DUNCAN 69 KY

1870 Warren Co. OH Census
Harlan Twp. pg.45
Pg.350, #346-350, ROSS, Andrew J. 32 OH farmer $0-$1000
                  Sarah 25 OH keeping house
                  Alton (m) 1 OH
                  Leo M. (m) 5/12 OH b.Jan.
                  MULLEN, Johanna (f) 11 OH
                  DUNKIN, Henry 19 AL farm laborer (white)
East Turtle Creek Twp. pg.56
Pg.465, #399-415, STEDDON, Samuel 75 SC farmer $3800-$1000
                  Susanna 72 SC keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Jane 40 GA BLACK domestic servant
Wayne Twp. pg.25
Pg.516, #222-221, DUNKAN, James 25 OH labour $0-$0
                  Maria 25 OH keeping house
                  (no children)


Warren Co. OH Marriage Licenses (FHL film 384,262 index; no bride index)
   Vol.Z1, 1803-1836 (FHL film 384,262)
      Duncan, William to Caty Ullery, lic. 24 Sept. 1817, both of lawful age, 1-151 (William Dunkin to Hetty Ulry, 24 Sept. 1817, given in "1803-1834 Warren Co. OH Probate Court Marriage Index to grooms & Brides" by Ellen Faye Van Houten, FHL book 977.1763 V22v)
      Duncan, Samuel A. to Elizabeth Curry, lic. Feb. 25, 1834, both of age &c by oath of applicant. 1-448
   Vol.Z2, 1836-1854 (FHL film 384,262)
      No Samuel Duncan found 1843-1844 page by page
   Marriage Affidavits Vol.1, 1854-1861 (FHL film 384,264)
      1-19, Jno. A. Duncan to Sophia D. Cook, 2 April 1854
          (MAD: see 1860 Lee Co. IA census)

Warren Co. OH Marriage Return (from Deone Penquite 1/1990)
      Pg.6: No. 4295. Monroe B.C. Ohio. April 16th, 1834, It is hereby certified that I solemnized a marriage covenant between Samuel A. Duncan & Elizabeth Curry on the 25th of February, 1834. .... /s/ Samuel P. Magan.


Warren Co. OH Deed Indexes
      Vol.1, 1799-1831 - no Duncan (FHL film 391,041)
      Vol.2, 1823-1833 - no Duncan
      Vol.3, 1832-1839 - no Duncan (FHL film 391,042)
      Vol.4, 1839-1848 - no Duncan


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, Absalem; I & F 13 Md Inf.; filed 1883 Apr. 23, Invalid Appl. #480945; Cert. #497765, OHIO. (MAD: ?? 1860 Frederick Co. MD; 1880 Warren Co. OH)
      Duncan, Martin V., widow Duncan, Mary A.; I 12 & K 23 Ohio Inf.; 1889 Aug. 16, Invalid Appl. #722351, Cert. #485961, Ohio; 1909 March 13, Widow Appl. #915416, Cert. #678781, Ohio. (MAD: 1880 Warren Co. OH)

HISTORIES before 1923

1882 "History of Warren County, Ohio : containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, schools, churches, etc.; general and local statistics; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; history of the Northwest Territory; history of Ohio; map of Warren County; Constitution of the United States ..." pub. by W.H. Beers (FHL book 977.1763 H2h and films 924,428 and 1,000,348 item 2 and fiche 6,016,298 to 6,026,405)
      Pg.1002: Samuel Harlan, b. Massie Twp 16 Oct. 1829 (ancestry not copied), mar. 15 Sept. 1864 to Hannah A., dau. Nathan & Rachel Bean; 8 children: (3rd) Edith C., now Mrs. Duncan ...

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.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)

1889 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Vermilion [and Edgar] Co. IL, containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States." pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros. (FHL book 977.365 D3p, 9/1994; LH10982, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 215,556 and 1,000,518 item 2)
      Pg.521-522: JOHN FLETCHER of Elwood Township, born in Clinton Co. Ohio on May 20, 1815. His father, Henry, was a native of England, and a son of John Fletcher who in turn was a son of Henry Fletcher. ... John (son of Henry) joined the Quaker Church - His son, Henry Fletcher, father of our subject, was obliged to leave Ireland or join the army, but being a Quaker, he refused to become a soldier and came to America, locating in Philadelphia. This was in 1793. ... The father of the subject of this sketch, after landing, lived three years in Philadelphia, and in 1796 he emigrated to the Sciota Valley, Ohio, where he worked on a farm for one season, returning to PA, there remaining until 1804 when he went to Warren Co. OH, Caesar Creek. Bought 200 acres of military land in Clinton Co. OH, then back to PA until 1806 then back to OH. In 1806, the father of the one of whom we write this sketch, married Mrs. Sarah (Duncan) Taylor. They had four children of whom John is the youngest and only one living. The others were: Mary, Hannah and Sarah. The sisters all lived to be over seventy years of age. John Fletcher came with his parents to this county in the fall of 1836, settling on the old homestead, where he now lives. He was married in October, 1835, to Rachael Ruth. They had seven children ... Mrs. Fletcher died Oct. 5, 1862 and her husband was again married on Nov. 1st, 1866, to Mrs. Lydia Haworth, widow of Eli Haworth, and daughter of Garrett Dillon, ... born Dec. 5, 1815, mother of nine children by her marriage with Mr. Haworth. ... The grandfather of Mr. Fletcher on his mother's side, Samuel Duncan, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and participated in the battle of the Cowpens and others. ... He was known as the "fighting Quaker," and he sustained his reputation well. He was a teamster, and the Tories captured three of his horses, when he mounted the remaining one, and joined the American forces, afterward recapturing one of his horses. ....

1915 "History of Dearborn County, Indiana : her people, industries, and institutions" by Archibald Shaw; pub. by B.F. Bowen & Co. (LH8983, HeritageQuest images 4/2007 & 5/2007; FHL book 977.211 H2h and film 931,796)
      Pg.603-604: ADOLPHUS W. BENNETT, born Jan. 22, 1855, at Wright's Corner, Indiana, son of John and Phoebe (Duncan) Bennett. ... John Bennett, father, was born on Sept. 30, 1823, in Warren Co. OH, married Phoebe Duncan, Oct. 25, 1848, shortly after coming to Dearborn county. She was born on Oct. 25, 1823, in Manchester township and met her husband while on a visit to Ohio. ... Mrs. John Bennett was a daughter of William and Phoebe Duncan, pioneers of this section. She died on September 3, 1901. Their children were: Adolphus, Hattie, who died in 1887, and five who died in infancy. ...


Randolph Co. MO Deed (FHL film 975,195)
      F-276: 27 March 1820, William Duncan of Warren Co. OH to Daniel Fisher of same, $130, NW 1/4 Sec. 27, Twp 55N R16W, 160 acres, in district of lands, Military boundaries in MO Territory, patented to said William Duncan 9 Feb. 1819. No wife. Wit. Jas. Rossman, James W. Lancer. Reg. Warren Co. OH 27 March 1820, reg. 21 Aug. 1846 Randolph Co. MO. Next deed F-277 dated 15 April 1820, Daniel Foster sold the land; next deed 26 Nov. 1820, final sale dated 4 Nov. 1843; deeds and chain of title not copied.


"Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" Vol.V, Ohio, by William Wade Hinshaw (FHL book 973 D2he; from Louis Boone 1/1993)
      This volume contains references in 1891 and 1928 to Duncans at the Miami MM in Warren Co. OH on pg.49.

Some early Duncans in Warren Co. OH:
      Elizabeth Duncan, 11 Aug. 1808, certificate received at Miami MM [Warren Co. OH] from Bush River MM, [Newberry Co.] SC, dated 8-29-1807, endorsed to Center MM [Clinton Co. OH]; received 12-3-1808 at Center MM [Clinton Co. OH]. (pg.49, 488, Vol.V, Ohio, "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" by William Wade Hinshaw, FHL book 973 D2he; from Louis Boone 1/1993)
      Jesse Dunker, 11 Sept. 1808, received at Miami MM [Warren Co. OH] on certificate from New Hope MM [Greene Co.] TN dated 3-24-1806. (pg.49, Vol.V, Ohio, "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" by William Wade Hinshaw, FHL book 973 D2he; from Louis Boone 1/1993)
      Samuel Duncan, 12 March 1807, and sons Amos and Isaac, endorsed by Miami MM [Warren Co. OH], received 4-18-1807 at West Branch MM [Miami Co. OH] on certificate from New Hope MM [Greene Co.] TN dated 7-19-1806. (pg.736, Vol.V, Ohio, "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" by William Wade Hinshaw, FHL book 973 D2he; from Louis Boone 1/1993)
      Mary Duncan, 1807, and daus. Sarah, Mary & Rachel, endorsed by Miami MM [Warren Co. OH], received 1807 at West Branch MM [Miami Co. OH] on certificate from New Hope MM [Greene Co.] TN dated 7-19-1806. (pg.736, Vol.V, Ohio, "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" by William Wade Hinshaw, FHL book 973 D2he; from Louis Boone 1/1993)


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