Duncans in Monroe Co. WV


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

Last revised August 26, 2003

Formed 1799 from Greenbrier
Giles Co. VA formed 1806 from Montgomery, ?Wythe, and Tazewell Co. VA and Monroe Co. WV
Alleghany Co. VA formed 1822 from Bath & Botetourt Cos. VA and Monroe Co. WV
Craig Co. VA formed 1851 from Botetourt, Giles, Roanoke, Alleghany, and Montgomery Cos. VA and Monroe Co. WV
Summers Co. WV formed 1871 from Greenbrier, Monroe, Mercer Cos. WV


1820-1860 Monroe Co. VA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Monroe Co. WV Census
Red Sulpher Spring Twp.
Pg.464, #260-260, TUGGLE?, Larkins 80 VA (white) farmer $400-$547
                  Melinda 71 WV keeping house
                  RICE, George W. 26 WV farm hand
                  Melinda J. 36 WV
                  Ellen 1 WV
                  DUNKIN, John H. 16 WV (white)
                  Sarah M. 14, Amanda J. 12 WV
                  Martha S. 10, Erastus A. (m) 7 WV
                  (MAD: 1860 Wyoming Co. WV census with Erastus A. Duncan & Martha; John and Erastus Duncan in 1880 Mercer Co. WV census)
Pg.2, #317-317, PACK, John L. 36 WV (white) farmer $3000-$655
                  Elizabeth J. 32 WV keeping house
                  Charles B. 2, Walter J. 1 WV
                  DUNKIN, Martha S. 9 WV (white)
Sweet Springs Twp.
Pg.52, #162-162, DUNCAN, William 47 VA (white) farmer $800-$550
                  Mary 44 VA housekeeping
                  Missouri (f) 21 VA
                  Harriet C. 19 VA
                  George 18 VA
                  Henrietta 11 WV
                  Nancy 16 VA
                  Elizabeth 14 WV
                  (MAD: 1860 Craig Co. VA census)


Monroe Co. WV Marriage Bond (from Jean Fultz 5/2002)
      Bond of Mark Patterson Duncan and William Hutchinson for the marriage of said Mark Patterson Duncan and Elizabeth Harvey, 14 May 1803, witness John Hutchison. Attachment: "To the Clerk of Monroe Cont. Sir please to issue license for marriage of Mark Patterson Duncan and my daughter Elizabeth Harvy. signed John Harvey (his mark), witness William Hutchison junr. and Ephrim Simmons."

Monroe Co. WV Calendar of Wills 1799-1824; Misc. Records (typed) (FHL film 250,091)
      No Duncan to 1851

Monroe Co. WV Deed Index 1789-1969 (grantee on FHL film 589,733; grantor on FHL film 589,350)
      No Duncan/Dunkin grantor until 1881; no grantee until 1861

HISTORIES before 1923

1916 "History of Monroe Co. WV" by Oren F. Morton (extracts from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983 with permission to share with others; also FHL film 1,000,650, item 2, book 17)
      Pg.336: DUNCAN. John H. (Josephine McNeer) came from Raleigh to near Lindside. He is an active trader & business man. (MAD: after 1900?)
      Pg.361: JAMESON. James, a hatter, was born in Greenbrier in 1797 and was in the War of 1812. He married Mary Duncan, 1820, Rebecca Hess, 1832. The children of these marriages were 4 & 7 respectively.


Obituaries, both of Waiteville, Monroe Co. WV, newspaper names and dates not given and not on photocopy (from Helen M. Flagg 1998 with permission to share with others; HMF: they contain some errors, as obituaries usually do; the Morrisset)
      Death, Wm. L. Duncan. The death of Mr. Wm. L. Duncan, which occurred at his home near Waiteville, this county, on July 18, 1906, has already been briefly announced in these columns. His burial took place on the afternoon of the following day, in the cemetery surrounding the church near Waiteville, Rev. L.P. Bradley conducting the funeral services. Mr. Duncan was in the 85th year of his age. He was one of Monroe county's most sterling citizens and his long life was exemplary of the splendid virtues of rectitude, modesty and loving-kindness. For many years he was a devoted member of the Christian Church and he approached the grave with unfaltering courage and faith. He was thrice married, his first wife being a Miss Miller of Craig Co., VA, his second a Miss Wiseman of this county, and his third wife, who preceded him to the tomb about three years ago, was a Miss Thurmond, a sister of Capt. Wm. Thurmond of Fayette Co. His surviving children are Mrs. R.W. Bobbitt, Mrs. W.M. Bobbitt and Mr. Geo. C. Duncan of this county, Mrs. H.P. Bobbitt and Mrs. Augustus Dunbar of Greenbrier, and Mrs. Paris Hall of Roanoke, VA. To them and to his country he has left the investimable (MAD: sic) heritage of a good and useful life.
      George C. Duncan. Mr. George Clifton Duncan, aged 84 years, 10 months and 15 days, died last Thursday night, April 1, 1937, at 8;40 at the home of his son, Mr. E.B. Duncan, near Sinks Grove. Mr. Duncan had enjoyed good health up until two weeks before his death when he became seriously ill with pneumonia and since then his condition had been grave. He was a native of Giles Co., VA, but while yet young moved to the Waiteville section of this county where most of his life was passed. He was united in marriage to Miss India Minerva Williams of VA, and to them eight children were born, seven of whom survive. He was a loyal member of the Waiteville Methodist Church and was ever ready to take his part in beneficent causes. For nearly three years he had made his home with his son at Sinks Grove and for two years prior to that had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Morrisette, at Charlottesville, VA. Wherever he resided he won friends easily. Surviving are his widow and the following children: Mr. H.H. Duncan of Bluefield; Mr. R.H. Duncan of Butler, PA; Mr. W.C. Duncan of Scottsville, VA; Mr. E.B. Duncan of Sinks Grove; Mrs. A.A. Hartman, Athens; Mrs. C.B. Hedrick, Rochester, NY; Mrs. Charles Morrisette, Charlottesville, VA; Besides these children there are fifteen grand-children and many great-grand-children. One daughter, Miss Thelma Duncan, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Waiteville Methodist Church with Rev. J.E. McDonald in charge. Pallbearers were three grandchildren: ...rs. Arnold, Edwin and ... Fran... (bottom corners cut off and last line mostly missing.)
      (Note by Helen Flagg: wherever the surname Morrissette appears, it should be spelled with two "s's" The spelling denotes a different branch of this family from the spelling with one "s.")


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