Duncans in Nelson Co. VA


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

Last revised April 12, 2003

Formed 1807-8 from Amherst


1810 Nelson Co. VA Census
Pg.68  John N. Duncan       21010    - 20010

1820-1830 Nelson Co. VA Census
       No Duncan indexed

1840 Nelson Co. VA Census
Pg.54  Garnett Duncan       0010,01  - 2110,02
         (MAD: b.1803, d.1880; 1830 Buckingham Co. VA;
          1844 Boone Co. MO)
       Saml. Duncan         0000,1   - 1100,101

1850 Nelson Co. VA Census
Pg.246/1, #375, Jas. N. WILLS 36 VA farmer $2500
                  Sally L. 35 VA
                  Josephine V. 11, Tabitha C. 9 VA
                  Drusilla P.H. 6, Elam?(m) 3 VA
                  James H. 11/12 VA
                  John WILLS 74 VA
                  John DUNCAN 50 VA MULATTO
                  Virginia A. EUBANK 23 VA
Pg.278, #867, John DUNCAN 60 VA MULATTO heirling
                  Sophia LAWHORN? (LAWHAM?) 30 VA (white)
                  Martha 3, unnamed (m) 1 VA MULATTO

1860 Nelson Co. VA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Nelson Co. VA Census
Lovington Twp., Taken 11 Aug. 1870
Pg.372, #915-951, DUNCAN, R.B. (m) 45 VA works at wheelron? factory $1200-$330
                  Virginia 25 VA keeping house
                  Mary Ann 10, Millie Ann 7 VA at home
                  Robert C. 5, Henry M. 3 VA at home
                  Infant (f) 5/12 VA b.?Nov/Mar?
Rockfish Twp.
Pg.448, #164-166, DUNCAN, James 28 VA farmer $0-$380
                  Martha F. 28 VA keeping house
                  James V. 3, Verand C. (m) 2 VA at home
                  WOODY, Mary 18 VA (white) domestic servant
                  GIBSON, Wesley 25 VA (white) school teacher


Nelson Co. VA Index to Mixed Probate Records 1808-1927 (FHL film 32,715 item 1)
      No Duncan through 1880

Nelson Co. VA Deed Index 1809-1915 (grantors on FHL film 32,720; grantees on FHL film 32,721; copied deeds in Book 8 very briefly; other items from index only)
      No Lindsey Page (wanted wife's name)
      8-397: 27 Feb. 1837, Deed of Trust, John B. Duncan of Amherst Co. from Lorenzo D. Fulcher who owes Valentine Fulcher, 1/2 acre & pers. (FHL film 32,725)
      8-479: 28 Aug. 1837, Deed of Trust, John B. Duncan trustee from Ambrose R. McDaniel, because of coming marriage, for use of Sally McDaniel, wife of William McDaniel, and their children, for lives of William and Sally McDaniel.
      8-557: 26 Feb. 1838, Deed of trust, John B. Duncan trustee from Lorenzo D. Fulcher? for forthcoming marriage with Locky Chandler.
      8-587: 28 May 1838, Deed of trust, John B. Duncan trustee from Judith Dillard, both Amherst Co. VA, she bought land as highest bidder.
      17-72: 7 March 1868, N. Francis Cabell to Robt. B. Duncan, 200 acres Swan Creek
      17-73: 7 March 1868, lease, Robt. B. and Va. H. Duncan (sic) to John Horsley, 20 acrs R of W
      17-206: 6 Nov. 1868, C & O Railroad in trust to Wm. B. Duncan et al, real & personal property
      17-439: 25 Jan. 1870, C & O Railroad in trust to Wm. B. Duncan et al, real & personal property
      Next grantee deed is 1906
      34-396: 2 Jan. 1909, Rel., R.B. Duncan Est. heirs & Va. H. Duncan to Alex Q. Holloday, 200 acres on Swan Creek

HISTORIES before 1923

"MO Baptist Biography" by J.C. Maple & R.P. Rider, Vol.IV (ca 1914; date not given on title page) (from Donald Duncan 1991 with permission to share with others)
      Pgs.94-99, Rev. WILLIAM DUNCAN, 1776-1846; religious activity in MO 1830-1846.
      We are fortunate in finding a sketch of the life of this very useful man, written by his son, Dr. W.H. Duncan. The MO Baptist Historical Society, as the custodian of all obtainable records of Baptist history in MO, has furnished the material for this sketch.
      Rev. William Duncan was born in Amherst Co., VA, 22 Feb. 1776. His father, Rev. John Duncan, was a Baptist preacher and contributed largely to the overthrow of the union of church and state in America. When about twenty years of age, William was truly converted and united with the local Baptist Church. Very soon thereafter he entered upon his life work as a minister of the gospel. ... He became pastor of Ebenezer, Mount Moriah and Pedlar Churches in Amherst Co., and of Rock Fish, once Jonesborough in Nelson Co. Some of these churches he served continuously for 37 years. He was married to Miss Sally Henly while quite a young man. This union was blessed with eight children, two sons and six daughters. The children had sought homes in the then new state of MO. That the parents might be still in close contact with their children, the father, in 1830, resigned the pastorate of the churches ... and moved to Callaway Co. MO. After eight years of service in Callaway Co., he moved to Howard Co. and secured a home two miles south of Fayette, the county seat. During the time of his residence in Howard Co., he served five churches at various times. ... In October, 1846, he was present at the meeting of the Mount Pleasant Association at Ebenezer Church in Randolph Co. While preaching to a large congregation, he was attached by a congestive chill; he was able to ride to his home some twenty miles distant, but was then placed on his dying bed, where he died about 48 hours later. He had been pastor of the church in Huntsville, Randolph Co., for eight years.


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