Duncans in the Revolutionary War - VA


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Duncans in the Revolutionary War - Virginia

"Duncans from Virginia in Revolutionary War"
(sent by Ruth Burns with permission to share with others)
Name                 Unit                                  File #
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Duncan, Alexander    Spencer's Regt. Cont'l Troops         3170
                       Forman's Reg. Cont'l Troops
Duncan, Benjamin     Va. - Private                         3171
Duncan, Charles      Clark's Illinois Regt.                3173
Duncan, Charles      11th & 7th Va. Regt.                  3175
Duncan, Charles      11th & 15th Va. Regt.                 3176
Duncan, Charles      Va. - Private                         3177
Duncan, Christopher  Morgan's Rifles, Cont'l Troops        3178
Duncan, Christopher  11th Va. Regt.                        3179
Duncan, David        6th Va. Regt.                         3186
Duncan, George       Capt. Robt. Barnet's Co. of           3189
                       Va. Military
Duncan, George       Misc.                                 3183
Duncan, James        Capt. Benj. Harrison's Co. of         3168
                       Va. Volunteers
Duncan, James        German Btn. Cont'l troops             3194
Duncan, James        Hazen's Regt. Cont'l troops           3196
Duncan, James        7th Va. Regt. - Sgt.                  3199
Duncan, James        12th Va. Regt. - Sgt.                 3201
Duncan, James L.     Hazen's Regt. Cont'l troops           3202
Duncan, James        12th Va. Regt. - Pvt/Sgt              3266
Duncan, John         Va. - Private                         3203
Duncan, John         Morgan's Rifle Regt.                  3215
                       Pvt. Cont'l Troops
Duncan, John         1st Va. Regt.                         3221
Duncan, John         3rd, 4th & 8th Va. Regt.              3223
Duncan, John         7th Va. Regt.                         3227
Duncan, John         13th Va. Regt.                        3230
Duncan, John         Va. St. Regt. - Private               3267
Duncan, Joseph       Morgan's Rifle Regt.                  3231
                       Sgt. - Cont'l Troops
Duncan, Joseph       7th Va. Regt. Pvt/Sgt                 3235
Duncan, Joseph       Va. - Private                         3236
Duncan, Nimrod       Va. - Private                         3242
Duncan, Nimrod       Clark's Ill. Regt. & Va. St. Troops   3243
Duncan, Samuel       Private                               3248
Duncan, Samuel       Clark's Ill. Regt. & Va. St. Troops   3249
Duncan, Thomas       3rd Art. Regt. Cont'l line            3265
Duncan, William      Misc. Stewart                         3259
Duncan, William      Cont'l Troops                         3260
Duncan, William      8th Va. Regt. - Private               3262

Revolutionary War Vouchers for Bounty Land (index on FHL film 29,850)
      Loose papers, alphabetic order.
      Box 46, incl: Duncan, Charles, soldier, army. Certified by Capt. James Wright, VA Line, May 19, 1783, that Charles Duncan enlisted as a soldier in the Continental VA Line on Jan. 12, 1777, to serve 3 years and was discharged on Jan. 21, 1780. (FHL film 29,827 item 7)
      (MAD: Charles Duncan, wife Margaret Kirk, to Montgomery Co. VA)

French & Indian War Bounty Warrants, in VA Historical Society Library (FHL film 29,634)
      Vol.1 pg.33 (certificate pages missing; no dates; warrants 304-1163 and 1200-1206, years 1774-1780)
      Duncan, Joseph, as a soldier in the late war, 50a, Warrant #222
      Duncan, William, soldier in the late war, 50a, #1169
      Dunkin, Martin, for assisting in clearing a road into Kentucky agreeable to Act of Assembly '79, 300a, #1244
      Dunkin, James, same, 300a, #1245

Copy of Service Cards for Benjamin Duncan, Clark' Illinois Regiment, VA State Troops (Revolutionary War); Card Numbers 39189918 and 39162777. (from Paul H. Reeves with permission to share with others)
      Benjamin Duncan, Rev. War, part of Clark's Illinois Regiment of Virginia State Troops, Appears on a payroll (photostat copy no 937031?) "for soldiers serving in the Illinois Department for their pay up to the last of December, 1781. Roll not dated." Amount of pay: 45-14-8; Myrth, copyist.
      Benja. Duncan, Sol. Art(illary?), Clark's Illinois Reg't, VA, Appears in a Book under the following heading: "A List of State Soldiers and Seaman who have received Certificates for the balance of their full pay. Agreeable to Act of Assembly passed November Session 1781." (Revolutionary War). Drawn by Colo. Slaughter, Time: October 1, 1783, Sum £45. S.14 D.8. Vol.175; Page 34. J.W. Williamson, copyist.

ANTHONY DUNKIN, S-1808, Invalid, TN (FHL film 970,867; from National Archives)
      Greene Co. TN, 25 Oct. 1832, Affidavit of Anthony Dunkin, aged 88, Entered Militia service; was citizen of Augusta Co. VA, volunteered under Capt. Cunningham and served 12 months at Ford Dinwiddie; does not recollect the year or month in which he entered service; discharge is lost; he again was drafted and served 3 months under Capt. Trigg, Col. Preston, marched from Montgomery Co. VA to NC and fought at Guilford Courthouse and Whitesils? Hill at Shallow Ford of Yadkin, he knew Majors Cloyd and Sawyers; he was born in Lancaster Co. PA 1743 or 4 but has no record of age; moved to Augusta Co. VA, then to Montgomery Co. VA, then after Rev. to Washington Co. TN, then to Greene Co. TN where he has lived for past 30 years. Testimony by Edwin Grubs and Azariah Doty.
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ARCHIBALD DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application W-8679 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Applied 19 Sept. 1832 in Harrison Co. KY; died 13 Nov. 1839 Harrison Co. KY; enlisted for 3 years in Oct. or Nov. 1779 in Fauquier Co. VA under Capt. Mark Thomas, Col. Slaughter, Genl. Clarke; born 22 May 1763 in Bute Co. NC; record of age copied from record made by his father; lived in Fauquier Co. VA when enlisted; since the Rev. War lived in Culpeper Co. VA then Fauquier Co., then in 1800 to Bourbon and Harrison Co. KY; known to Capt. John Whitehead and Robt. Garner and John Trumble.
      Application of Hannah Duncan, age 63, on 4 March 1840, in Harrison Co. KY; m. Archibald Duncan in August 1792; husband died 13 Nov. 1839; known by Wiseman Hitch of Harrison Co. KY, age 63 on 8 Nov. 1839, in Fauquier Co. VA about 5 years after their marriage and has lived as near neighbor for about 40 years; known by Nancy Hitch of Harrison Co. KY, age 58 on 18 Jan. 1840, who was at wedding; letter from Thos. Parker of Versailles, KY, 18 March 1840, whose Aunt was Hannah Duncan.
      Application of Hannah Duncan, age 67, on 3 Feb. 1843, in Harrison Co. KY; Hannah Williams m. Archibald Duncan 22 Aug. 1792 in Fauquier Co. VA, bond by Archibald Duncan and Joseph Parker, wit. G. Gwathmey.
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BENJAMIN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application W-7052 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Born ca 1755 VA, died Jan. 1803 Anderson Co. TN. He was a pvt in Co. commanded by Capt. Cowan in NC Militia for 6 mo's. Married Dec. 1776 in Wilkes Co. NC to Mary Davis, sister of Thomas Davis, age ca 82 on 12 June 1841 of Anderson Co. TN, who testified in Benjamin's behalf. Mary Davis, born 1756 (85 yrs of age on 12 June 1841 in Anderson Co. TN. She died after June 1842. Pension certificate issued to Widow, 18 June 1842, Robertsville, Anderson Co. TN. After Benj. Duncan was discharged Nov. 1781, the couple continued to reside in Wilkes Co. NC. Date not given when both removed to Anderson Co. TN. Mary said they had 12 children "the oldest will be 65 yrs of age next January", statement made 13 Sept. 1841 - children not named. Witness Elizabeth Brown, age 66 on 12 April 1842, who knew Benjamin and Mary in Wilkes Co. NC in 1778.
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CHARLES DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application W-22973 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Applied 27 July 1819, age 59, in Giles Co. VA; enlisted for 3 years on 12 Jan. 1777 in Fauquier Co. VA under Capt. Wm. Blackwell, Col. Daniel Morgain, Gen. Woodford; served 3 years; witness John Kirk.
      Applied 30 May 1821, age 60?, in Giles Co. VA; old and infirm; wife and 5 children live with him; son Braxton b. 1 Feb. 1798 weak & sickly; dau. Peggy b. 10 July 1800; dau. Alsey b. 20 Nov. 1802; dau. Nancy b. 4 March 1806; dau. Judith b. 14 July 1808.
      Application by Peggy Duncan, age 72 years & upwards, res. Walker's Creek, Giles Co. VA, on 23 March 1840; m. Charles Duncan 7 Dec. 1786 in Fauquier Co. VA by clergyman James Craig; husband died 24 Oct. 1838 in Giles Co. VA; witness John Kirk Sr. not present at wedding as he lived in Montgomery now Giles Co. but during visit to his father's residence learned of marriage; the family record contained their marriage date and dates of birth of Charles and Peggy as well as "nine of their children".
      Application by Margaret Duncan, 10 March 1846 in Mercer Co. IL refers to her brother of Giles Co. VA if yet living as witness to Charles Duncan's Rev. War Service; first child b. 15 Sept. 1787.
      Declaration by Buford Duncan, age 59, on 1 March 1847 in Mercer Co. IL; his mother to Mercer Co. IL during 1842, Margaret d. 29 Aug. 1846 Mercer Co. IL; legal heirs Buford age 59, Braxton age 49, Elizabeth Lett age 56, Margaret Bolten age 47, Thornton age 54, Nancy Brooks age 40?, Judith Brown age 39. Letter in 1880 mentions the whereabouts of Judith Brown were unknown.
      Original Family Record in possession of Braxton Duncan: Charles Duncan b. 19 Jan. 1761, Margaret "Peggy" b. 3 Oct. 1767, m. 17 Dec. 1786, Charles d. 24 Oct. 1838, Margaret d. 30 Aug. 1846; Buford b. 15 Sept. 1787, John K. b. 26 Jan. 1789 d. 11 Dec. 1814, Elizabeth b. 20 Jan. 1791, Thornton b. 14 Jan. 1793, Ezekiel b. 12 June 1795, Braxton b. 1 Feb. 1798, Margaret "Peggy" b. 10 July 1800, Elsby b. 20 Nov. 1802, Nancy b. 4 March 1806, Judith b. 14 July 1808, Sarah b. 4 May 1811 d. 22 Sept. 1813; also contains records "of branches of said Family and others who had by permission ... free use ... for that purpose, by their children" ... Floyd Duncan b. 20 Nov. 1825; James Kebley b. 4 Jan. 1824; Araminta Kirk b. 15 Jan. 1815/45; Margaret Susannah Duncan b. 13 Aug. 1837.
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CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN, Rev. Benefit Application R-20198 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Applied 5 Sept. 1828 in Fauquier Co. VA; enlisted under Capt. Gabriel Long's Co. of 11th Regt.; witnesses Henry Bartlet and John Dulin.
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DANIEL DUNIKIN, Rev. Pension Application (18819) (FHL film 970,867; from National Archives)
      Applied 6 Sept. 1819, age 67, in Greene Co. TN; enlisted Jan. or Feb. 1776 in Amherst Co. VA under Capt. Cabell/Cahill, Col. Buckner, for 2 years; transferred under Col. M?. Donohoe of Augusta Co., Capt./Col. Joseph Crocket; transferred Col. Russel ..., Col. Ball, Capt. Wm. White; age 68 on 23 Oct. 1820, has wife living and has had 17 children, 8 now living with him and principally small.
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ELIJAH DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-3309 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Born April 1757 in Fairfax Co. VA; died 14 Dec. 1840 Smith Co. TN. Lived in Caswell Co. NC in 1777. He was a pvt in the Continental Army commanded by Capt. Wilson of 10th Regt., under Co. Lytle, NC. Enlisted in Caswell Co. NC for 3 yrs served 18 mo's himself and the balance of time served by a substitute. Heirs, living in 1840: no widow, Elijah Duncan, Jane Kimbil, Nancy Ban, Catherine Oweing, Abby Davis, Richard Duncan. John Davis of Virginia had the family Bible giving age of Elijah Duncan. Elijah "lived in Caswell Co. NC when he enlisted in 1777, lived in Rutherford Co. NC for some time, thence to Smith Co. TN for about 26 yrs" statement 15 Oct. 1833. Witnesses Jacob Fite, Augustine Robinson, Rev. John J. Bennett, Thomas Terry. Jonathan Fuson adm. of estate.
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GABRIEL DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-10588 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Applied 3 Aug. 1832, age 74, in Madison Co. KY; enlisted for 3 months in spring 1777? in Bedford Co. VA under Col. James Dixon; (immediately?) enlisted for 6 months under Capt. Isaac Shelby; then enlisted for 2 months in Prince Edward Co. VA ca 1780 under Capt. Allen, Gen. Lauson; witnesses (neighbors) Jacob Dooley and Richard Oldhouse of Madison Co. KY who knew Gabriel 30-40 years; Gabriel b. 24 Aug. 1758 in Bedford Co. VA; after Rev. lived in Prince Edward Co. VA until he moved to Madison Co. KY 30-40 years ago.
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GEORGE DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application W-9845 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Applied 19 Sept. 1832, age 75 on 8 March 1833, in Orange Co. IN; had family record kept by his father John Duncan; served 2-3 months in 1778 as substitute for his father drafted in Amherst Co. VA to guard prisoners in Albemarle Co. VA; drafted in 1779 in Amherst Co. VA for a month; drafted for 4 months in May 1780 in Amherst Co. VA under Capt. Pauplin, Col. Lunday, Gen. Gowan/Lawson; served in Lincoln Co. KY 2 months under Capt. Robert Barnett; visited his father in Amherst Co. VA about 20 years later; b. Albemarle Co. VA; soon after was moved by his father to Amherst Co. VA; moved to Lincoln Co. KY fall 1781-82 until about 1 April 1818 when moved to Orange Co. IN; witnesses James Lynd, Jacob Moulder, Alexander Wallace, Edward Moore, Wm. Brooks.
      Application by Elizabeth Duncan, age 73 on 14 Oct. 1843, in Orange Co. IN; Elizabeth Phillips m. George Duncan 25 April 1790 in Lincoln Co. KY by Rev. John Bouly, bond by George Duncan and Manuel Brown on 6 April 1790; had ten children: John b. 15 June 1791, George b. 23 Dec. 1792, Fleming Hall b. 2 Sept. 1794, Luvinia "Lieu Vina" b. 10 Sept. 1796, Lieurina "Luvina" Lent b. 22 June 1799, Sally b. 10 Sept. 1801, Jane "Jenny" b. 25 April 1803, Elizabeth b. 11 March 1806, Polly b. 29 Sept. 1807 "D&C", Polly b. 13 June 1810; family record written by son Fleming H.; husband d. 2 Nov. 1838 Orange Co. IN.
      Affidavit of Fleming H. Duncan, age 50 on 2 Sept. 1844, third child; Family record: George Duncan b. 8 March 1758, Elizabeth b. 14 Oct. 1770, and above children. Elizabeth still living 24 May 1850.
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JESSE DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-16774 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Born 1754 (78 yrs old in 1832), died 9 Feb. 1848, Park Co. IN. Entered service 1778 in Caswell Co. NC, a pvt under Capt. Robt. Moore, Gen. Lincoln, and Maj. Donaho and Col. Lytle; wit. John Price Sr. of Green Co. TN. Muster rolls show Jesse a private in Capt. Reid's Co. 1st Reg, May 1776, discharged 28 May 1779. (MAD: Russell Co. VA County Court Law Order Book 6-31, 5 May 1818; wit. William Paskel, Jesse served ca 1778 under Col. James Sanders, Capt. Robert Moore, Gen. Ash.) Declaration 17/19 Feb. 1829 in Washington Co. VA, age 74; reference ca 1829 to Thomas Paskill of Pulaski Co. KY; declaration 2 Sept. 1832 in Rush Co. IN, age ca 78; declaration 2 May 1833 in Parke Co. IN where he had two children; declaration 29 Dec. 1835 in Russell Co. VA where he also had children, wit. James Lynch; declaration 13 April 1839 in Floyd Co. KY where he had grandchildren living, wit. Jesse Hall; declaration 15 Feb. 1840 in Parke Co. IN where he had daughter living, wit. Lewis Noel; administrator of estate Addison L. Roache, Jesse d. 9 Feb. 1848 in Parke Co. IN; no widow; children: Nancy Lark; Phoebe Lynch; Sally McCoy; Amy Collins; Hannah Green.
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JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3126 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives; claim denied because service was against Indians instead of in Rev. War)
      Applied 5 March 1833, age ca 70, in Franklin Co. IL; b. Culpeper Co. VA ca 1763; one a record of age but father was killed by Indians in 1772-3 and sister took bible which has been destroyed; father to Washington Co. VA 1771/2, killed about 12 months later, whole neighborhood forted at his father's residence Duncan fort; mother remarried and moved to KY 1780 just before Battle of Blue Lick; guarded forts 2 months; moved to TN 2 years later for short time, then back to KY; substitute for Wm. Mannyfield under Gen. Clark against Indians; served 2 months as guard on Red River in TN; served under Capt. John Rains and Thomas Johnson against Indians; drafted 2 months as spy near Palmyra on Cumberland River, served 40 days and hired his brother to serve 20 days as substitute; more service in Indian wars; witnesses Rev. Dempsey Odum and Thomas M. Dorris JP of Franklin Co.
      Declaration of Lydia Duncan, age 70, in Williamson Co. IL on 7 Sept. 1841; family record burned in their home years ago; Lydia m. John Duncan on 10 March 1786 in Robertson Co. TN by Rev. John Grammer by bans and without license; John d. 31 Dec. 1834 in Franklin Co. IL now Williamson Co.; affidavit by William Spiller Sr., age 72, of Williamson Co. IL who was present at the wedding; Lydia resided in Franklin now Williamson Co. over 20 years. F.F. (Frederick) Duncan a County Commissioner of Williamson Co., acquainted with Lydia Duncan, 7 Sept. 1841; statement by Thomas J. Duncan 20 July 1854 in Williamson Co. IL to prosecute claim of Lydia in which he is directly interested.
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JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-8373 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives)
      Applied 15 Oct. 1832, age 91, in Floyd Co. VA; drafted in 1778? in Fauquier Co. VA under Capt. Chinn, Maj. Edmundson, Col. Chas. Edmunds or Edmundson, for one year; moved to Montgomery Co. VA now Floyd Co. VA next year; enlisted under Col. Wm. Preston and Capt. Brigg/Trigg and Capt./Maj. Cloyd of Montgomery Co. VA; witnesses Henry Bishop and Andrew Reed of Floyd Co. VA.
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JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3125 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives; part from Sammie Duncan)
      Born June 10, 1755, Pittsylvania Co. VA; d. May 3, 1844, Jackson Co. AL. Applied 1834 in Jackson Co. AL; enlisted early 1776 in Camden [Co.], SC, under Gen. Lincoln, Col. Thompson, Maj. Perdue, Capt. Hopkins, served 18 months; volunteered again under Gen. Morgan, Col. Shelby, Capt. Small in VA and served 6 months; entered again under Col. Preston and Capt. Chadwell for 3 months; entered again under Pickens, Col. Anderson, Capt. Key; age in father's family bible burned with house shortly after war before he married; lived in Camden Dist. SC about 10 years after end of war; moved to Hawkins Co. TN; then to Greene (now Adair) Co. KY; then to Jackson Co. AL. Married 1780-81 Ann, who d. Nov. 23, 1846. Witnesses Rev. Steven Donathan and Jesse McElyea of Jackson Co. AL. Listed in 1841 census of pensioners age 83, Jackson Co. AL residing with Robert Duncan. Affidavit of Peter Duncan and David Chadwell 20 Feb. 1835 in Jackson Co. AL re service. Deposition of brother Peter Duncan of Marshall Co. AL on 8 April 1843, age ca 77; home in Hawkins Co. TN burned 47-48 years before; Peter age 10-11 when John entered service, age ca 13 when discharged. Deposition of Greenbury Middleton 27/29 March 1843, age ca 1868, of Jackson Co. AL; knew John Duncan ca 40 years ago in Adair Co. KY. Deposition by Absalom Coffee on 28 March 1843, age ca 55, knew John more than 20 years, later 30 years; mentions John and aged wife. Witnesses Daniel M. Martin and Philip Henry Armbruster. Deposition by John Duncan on 30 Sept. 1843, age ca 88.
      Children: David, Robert, Peter. There were other children but all died before their parents. Aug. 17, 1854, Absolum Coffee testified his wife Jane was a granddau. of John Duncan. William Duncan of Jackson Co. AL filed power of attorney 9 June 1854. Deposition by Absalom Coffee, adm. of estate, that when Ann d. 23 Nov. 1846 she left survivors David, Robert and Peter her only legal heirs; since her death David and Robert are both dead.
      Statement by SC on 25 July 1857 of copy from Indent and account No. 84, Book R: payment 9 May 1785 to John Dunkin Senr. for 526 days duty in 1781-82; note by John Duncan 14 Sept. 1784 of Broad River asking for indent, wit. Amos Davis JP; statement by John Dunkin 3 June 1784 before Camden Dist. JP
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JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application W-353 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives)
      Applied 9 Aug. 1832, age 82, in Blount Co. TN; enlisted in 1775? Rockbridge Co. VA under Capt. Crockett, transferred to Col. Morgan, served 2 years; witnesses Isaac Anderson clergyman and Robert Hooke and Col. James McGinley/Meginley of Blount Co. TN.
      Declaration of Margaret Duncan, age ca 73, on 6 Feb. 1844 in Blount Co. TN; Margaret m. John Duncan 17 July 1788 in Craigs Fort, Blount Co. near Maryville; John d. 29 April 1836; Family Record: John Duncan and Margaret Alexander m. 17 July 1788; Jennet b. 23 Feb. 1790, Mary b. 22 Nov. 1792, James b. 5 July 1795, Margaret b. 27 May 1798, Andrew b. 28 Oct. 1800, Joseph b. 17 May 1803, John b. 26 Oct. 1805, Robert b. 24 May 1808, Rankin b. 28 Nov. 1810. Statement by Margaret Wear, age 81, 6 Feb. 1844 of Blount Co. TN, present at wedding; statement by James Wear, age 71, 6 Feb. 1844, of Blount Co. TN, in the house but asleep at time of wedding but told of it next day. Statements by Samuel Boyle, age ca 80, and by Robert Hooke, age ca 71, who knew them before 1794. Statement by Margaret, age ca 73, on 31 Oct. 1844 in Blount Co. TN; witnesses William Toole age ca 52 and Robert H. Hodsden age ca 37.
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JOSEPH DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-1809 (from National Archives; also on FHL film 970,864)
      Applied 14 Sept. 1832, age almost 81, in Washington Co. TN; volunteered summer 1774 in Wythe Co. VA under Capt. Joseph Crocket, Col. Andrew Lewis, Lt. Col. Charles Lewis, for 5 months; enlisted summer 1775 from Wythe Co. VA under Capt. Crocket, Col. Woodford, transferred to Col. James Morgan for 2 years; witnesses William P. Chester and Leroy Taylor of Washington Co. to reputation.
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JOSEPH DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-30389 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives)
      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.
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NIMROD DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application W-2925 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives)
      Application 10 Dec. 1842 in Shelby Co. KY by John Duncan age ca 53 and Joseph Duncan age ca 50, only sons of Nimrod Duncan (insane for 15 years), all residing on same premises in Shelby Co.; Nimrod lived in Fauquier Co. VA, enlisted in Nov./Dec. 1779 in VA under Capt. Mark Thomas, Maj. George Slaughter, in IL Reg. until 21 Dec. 1781; witness Charles Baird, age over 64, met Nimrod in 1794 in Shelby Co.
      Declaration of Hannah Duncan 24 March 1845 in Shelby Co. KY; widow of Nimrod Duncan; m. 1786; 7 October 1848, Hannah age 79, m. Nimrod Duncan on 13 Feb. 1785 in Fauquier Co. VA; Nimrod d. 9 March 1844.
      Letter from Joseph Duncan 13 May 1858 Greencastle [Putnam Co.], IN.
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SAMUEL DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-12812 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives)
      Applied 24 Dec. 1832, age 72, in Lincoln Co. KY; volunteered in 1777 in Pittsylvania Co. VA under Capt. Wilcher, Lt. Morton, for 6 months; volunteered Dec. 1780 in Pittsylvania Co. VA under Capt. Brewer, Genl. Saml. Edmondston, Col. Lee, for 6 months; volunteered in 1781 in Pittsylvania Co. VA under Capt. Spilton, Maj. Rose, for 6 months; b. in 1760 in Pittsylvania Co. VA; to Lincoln Co. KY in 1796 where he since lived; wit. James Divers? of Lincoln Co. for service, Joseph Hall and Alfred Hocker for character, and Nathan Waters clergyman, all Lincoln Co. KY.
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SAMUEL DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3128 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives)
      Applied 9 Oct. 1832, age 67 on 19 May 1832, in Scott Co. MO, res. of Matthews Prairie; drafted Aug. 1780 under Gen. George Rodgers Clark, Col. Simms/Lynn, Maj. Bulger, Capt. John Askins, Lt. John Handly, for 1 month; volunteered fall 1782 under Gen. Geo. R. Clark, Capt. Charles Polk, Lt. McDaniel, for 1 month; resided Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY 1780-82; b. 1764 Culpeper Co. VA, record from father's Bible; moved to Scott Co. MO 1828; wit. Rev. Washington Orr, Christopher G. Houts, James F. Matthews, George Hacker all of Scott Co. MO; claim rejected, service less than 6 months. Power of attorney by Catharine Duncan, 24 Oct. 1852, widow of Samuel, res. of Scott Co. MO, to prosecute claim; statement by Catharine 23 Oct. 1854.
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THOMAS DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application W-1577 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives)
      Applied 19 Sept. 1832 in Monroe Co. TN, age 68 lacking 1-2 months, where he had lived a little over a year. Born 1765 Pittsylvania Co. VA; volunteered 1781 age 17, under Capt. Wm. Dix for 3 months; witness Rev. John Selvidge of Roane Co. TN; and Charles Price, age 60, of Monroe Co. TN who knew Thomas in Caswell Co. NC and knew Wm. Dix. After war, at age 21 to Caswell Co. NC, 1803 (30 years bef. 3 June 1833) to Anderson Co. TN, then about 22 years ago to Roane Co. TN, then to Monroe Co. TN ca 1832.
      Declaration of Rhoda Duncan on 5 May 1849, age 78, in Monroe Co. TN; m. 23 July 1786 to Thomas Duncan in Pittsylvania Co. VA; statement by Beryman Duncan 5 May 1849 in Monroe Co. TN; Thomas d. 28 Dec. 1845 in Monroe Co.; declaration of Rhoda 8 March 1850, m. by Rev. Roberts, record of birth of first and only child Berriman Duncan, b. 24 Oct. 1787, made by her father George Whitten in a hymn book, Berriman's wife's age below it (illeg.); statement by Rhoda 24 Aug. 1850; Rhoda d. 31 March 1852.
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"Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776" by William A. Crozier, 1905 (sent by Alice Duncan with permission to share with others)
      Pg.81: "Lord Dunmore's War, 1774 - at the Glade Hollow Fort - Mr. John Dunkin, SGT"
      Pg.12: "Land Bounty Certificates - William Duncan, Soldier in Capt. Lewis's Co. of Regulars in last war - Botecourt Court, March, 1780"
      Pg.70-1: "Cumberland Co., Sept. 1758 - Sgts. John Duncan; Joseph Duncan"
      Pg.97: "Roster of Capt. Wm. Edmonds' Co. of VA troops in French & Indian War, 1761 - John Duncan, Jr., signed by Thos. Harrison, County List, Sept. 25, 1761"


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