Duncans in Putnam Co. WV


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

Last revised April 20, 2009

Formed 1848 from Kanawha, Mason, Cabell


1850 Putnam Co. (W)VA Census (pg.316 from information from Renee Paulson 6/2004)
Pg.279, #162-170, Charles DUNCAN 38 KY cooper
                  Lucinda J. 35 VA
                  James W. 14, Charles N. 10 VA
                  Mary J. 8, Robert 6 VA
                  Julia 5, Peter A. 4 VA
                  Josephine 3, Sarah C. 2 VA
                  (MAD: ? Mason Co. (W) VA 1840 census)
Pg.281, #192-200, William DUNCAN 40 KY farmer
                  Nancy 43 VA
                  Mary E. 16, Phoebia J. 12 VA
                  William G. 6, Sarah F. 1 VA
                  (MAD per George Hall: probably NOT 1840 Cabell Co. (W) VA)
Pg.316, #691-715, Maha HAZELETT 56 VA (blank) $550
                  Sinna (f) 27 VA
                  Lewis 25 VA laborer
                  Eveline 23 VA
                  William 18 VA laborer
                  Andrew J. 16 VA laborer
                  (MAD: James Hazlett mar. Mahala Duncan, 1 Jan. 1819, Kanawha Co. (W)VA)

1860 Putnam Co. (W)VA Census (pg.842 from information from Renee Paulson 6/2004)
District 2, P.O. Hurricane Bridge
Pg.842, #147-138, A.J. HAZZLETT (m) 28 VA farmer $1000-$400?
                  E. HAZZLETT (f) 22 VA
                  M. (m) 2, M.A. (f) 11/12 VA
                  S. TURLEY (f) 20 VA (indexed age 36)
                  Wm. TURLEY (Finley?) 18 VA laborer
                  M. HAZZLETT (f) 57 VA
Buffalo P.O.
Pg.899, #816-715, W. DUNCAN (m) 53 VA farmer $230-$140
                  N. (f) 55 VA
                  J. (m) 16, F. (f) 10 VA
Pg.899, #820-718, J.W. DUNCAN (m) 24 VA farmer $0-$100
                  J. (f) 29 VA
                  V.J. (f) 4, W.M. (m) 2 VA
Red House P.O.
Pg.917, #954-837, C.M. DUNCAN (m) 48 KY farmer $0-$75
                  L.J. (f) 43 VA
                  C. (m) 21, G. (f) 17 VA
                  R. (m) 16, M.J. (f) 10 VA
                  C. (f) 8, P.H. (m) 10 (sic) VA
                  M. (f) 6, J. (m) 3 VA
                  G.L. (m) 4/12 VA
                  (MAD: Charles Duncan, in 1870 Mason Co. WV census)

1870 Putnam Co. WV Census (pg.267 from information from Renee Paulson 6/2004)
Buffalo Twp.
Pg.247, #27-27, DUNCAN, William 52 KY (white) works in blacksmith shop $150-$200
                  Nancy A. 63 VA keeping house
Pg.248, #28-28, McGREW, William 26 VA (white) farm laborer
                  Sarah F. 20 VA keeping house
                  James W. 3 WV
                  George D. 1/12 WV b.May
                  (MAD: William H. McGraw age 21 mar. Sarah F. Duncan age 15, 8/31/1865)
Pg.248, #29-29, DUNCAN, William J.D. 26 VA (white) farmer $0-$100
                  Mary E. 31 VA keeping house
                  JACOBS, Virginia 11 VA attending school
                  William 7 VA
Curry Twp.
Pg.267, #35-34, HAYZELETT, Wm. J. 40 VA farmer $900-$413
                  Mahala 67 VA keeping house
                  William T. 13 VA attending school
                  Sarah E. 11 VA at home
                  Andrew T. 5 WV
Hutton Twp.
Pg.314, #267-251, DUNCAN, James W. 34 VA (white) farmer $0-$211
                  Ida 36 VA keeping house
                  Victoria J. 14 VA attending school
                  William M. 11 VA attending school
                  James M.L. 6 WV
                  Virginia A. 5 WV
                  Elizabeth J. 4 WV
                  (MAD: names as given)
Union Twp.
Pg.348, #110-110, DUNKIN, James W. 35 VA (white) farmer $0-$127
                  Ida 40 VA keeping house
                  Victoria 14 VA attended school
                  William 11 VA attended school
                  George McL. 8 VA
                  Jane A. 6 WV
                  Elizabeth 4 WV
                  (MAD: names as given)

S.D.# 5, E.D.# 158, PAGE# 180, IMAGE 21 OF 38
HEAD, M/W, AGE 67, M'd 2X, 40 YRS., W.V./W.V./W.V.
      (KDC: John R. Duncan in 1920 Gallia Co. OH census; Charles N. Duncan in 1920 Kanawha Co. WV census; see Robert Duncan household in 1900 Mason Co. WV census)


Putnam Co. WV Marriages (no Duncan-Dawson marriage)
   All resided Putnam Co. WV
   Direct index 1848-1968 (FHL film 567,301)
      Duncan, Charles, age 26, b. Mason Co. WV, to Hannah Yates, age 25 b. Kanawha Co., lic. 22 June 1865, married same date; B-182
      Duncan, James M. (sic), age 20, b. Kanawha Co., to Ida McGraw, age 24, b. Fayette Co., lic. 12 Jan. 1855, married 14 Jan.; A-248
      Duncan, William J.D., age 20, b. Mason Co. WV, to Mary E. McGraw, age 23, b. Fayette Co. WV, lic. 21 Nov. 1864, married 25 Nov.; B-156
      Quit 1869
   Reverse index (FHL film 567,302)
      Duncan, Julia A.F., age 17, b. Mason Co. WV, to Allen R. Thompson, age 30, b. Braxton Co. WV, lic. 8 Sept. 1861, married same date; B-53
      Duncan, Mary E. to Samuel Conoway, lic. 24 Jan. 1851, married 30 Jan. 1851; A-86 (no personal info filled in)
      Duncan, Mary Jane, age 17, b. Mason Co. VA, to Lawson M. Hayse, age 20, b. Fayette Co. VA, lic. 8 April 1858, married 11 April; A-393
      Duncan (Dawson), Mary E. to John M. Burnsides, lic. 28 March 1866, B-236. License: John M. Burnsides to "Mary E. Duncan (Dawson)" 28 March 1866; return: Mary E. Duncan, age 18, b. Kanawha Co. VA, to John M. Burnsides, age 26, b. Monroe Co. VA, married 29 March 1866 (original records, FHL film 567,283)
      Duncan, Sarah F., age 15, b. Putnam Co. WV, to William H. McGraw, age 21, b. Kanawha Co. WV, lic. 31 Aug. 1865, married same date; B-193

Death Certificate, Putnam Co. WV (extract from Rebecca DeCoy 4/2005)
      James W. Duncan - b. 29 Nov., 1835 in Kanawha Co., VA died: 30 May 1925 in Putnam Co., WV. He was the son of Charles N. Duncan (no mother listed), He was 89 years, 6 months, 1 day old at the time of his death. Buried at Traitor Cem, Putnam Co., WV. Informant was Phoebe E. Coutler Duncan. (RD: I believe this to be his second wife. I also have the marriage record of James W. Duncan and Ida McGraw - 14, Jan 1855, Putnam Co., VA - no parents names were given. Her place of birth is listed as Fayette Co., VA, his Kanawha Co. VA)

Death Certificates, Mason Co. WV (extracts from Rebecca DeCoy 4/2005, her comments)
      Marcella Duncan - widow of James G. Duncan, daughter of Charles Duncan and Lucinda Henson, b. Putnam Co., VA, 29 Mar 1854 and died: 4 Aug 1945, Clendenin Dist, Mason Co., WV, informant, William Pearson, buried Mt. Valley Cem., Southside, Mason Co., WV, She was 91 years, 4 months, 6 days at the time of death.


Putnam Co. WV Wills, inventories, etc. (FHL film 250,144)
      No Duncan probate to 1893; quit

Putnam Co. WV Will Index 1847-1968 (FHL film 567,305)
      No Duncan to 1951


Putnam Co. WV Deeds 1848-1900 (grantor index on FHL film 567,271; grantee on FHL film 567,275)
      5-500: 29 Aug. 1869, Sampson (+) Henson and wife Sarah A. (+) to Wm. Dunkin, both of Putnam Co. WV, $100, 25 acres on 18 Mile Creek, on Henson's branch, Buffalo Twp. Note in margin: Del. to Wm. Duncan Sept. 10, 1872. No wit. (FHL film 567,261)
      9-153: 24 July 1879, William (X) Dunkin to Sarah A. Henson, $100, 25 acres on 18 Mile Creek (land in 5-500), said land sold to Wm. Dunkin by Sampson Henson & wife. No wife, no wit. (FHL film 567,263)


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, James W., widow Duncan, Phoebe Z.; F 7 W.Va. Cav.; 1879 Nov. 29, Invalid Appl. #331871? (331891?), Cert. #450469; 1925 July 27, Widow Appl. #1235442, Cert. #970251, W.Va. (MAD: Putnam Co. WV)
      Duncan, John R., widow Duncan, Margaret; F 7 W.Va. Cav., F 8 W.Va. Inf.; 1888 Feb. 10, Invalid Appl. #639402, Cert. #476464, Ills.; 1921 April 29, Widow Appl. #1173144, Cert. #909825, West Va. (MAD: ?? 1880 Clark Co. IL. b.1846 VA, wife Maggie b.1850 IL; 1910 Putnam Co. WV, b.1843 WV, wife Margaret b.1846 IL)


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