Duncan,  Charles

Duncan, Charles

Male Abt 1736 - 1820  (~ 84 years)

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  • Name Duncan, Charles  [1
    Born Abt 1736  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • based on son John's birth
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1820  Daviess Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29522  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Family Roberts, Mary,   b. 1730, Culpeper, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. DUNCAN, John,   b. 08 Jul 1756, Culpepper Co, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1829, Bloomfield, Nelson, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  []
     2. Duncan, Mary,   b. 22 Jul 1758  []
     3. Duncan, Rosanna Rosey,   b. 10 May 1760, Culpepper, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1843, Daviess, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  []
     4. Duncan, Samuel,   b. 19 May 1764, Culpepper, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1844, Scott City, Scott, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     5. Duncan, Benjamin,   b. 1767, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Daviess, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  []
     6. Duncan, Rawley,   b. 1771, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810, , Ohio, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  []
     7. Duncan, George,   b. 1771,   d. 1810  (Age 39 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F10955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1736 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1820 - Daviess Co., KY Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Charles Duncan - 1810 United States Federal Census
    Charles Duncan - 1810 United States Federal Census

    Histories
    Revolutionary War Loyalty Oaths
    Revolutionary War Loyalty Oaths

  • Notes 
    • Will of Charles Duncan
      I Charles Duncan of the county of Daviess and state of Kentucky being of sound mind and memory do make, ordain and constitute this my last will and testament in the manner and form following first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and the remainder of my estate of every kind both real and personal that I now posess or may hereafter posess at my death I give and bequeath to my children and heirs and legal representatives divided in the following manner. It is my will amnd disire that all the negroes composing my sd estate in slaves shall be valued at a twelve months credit as well Samuel who is in the possession of my daughter Rosey and Joseph formerly in the ossession of my son Samuel now in the possession of John Duncan which two Negroes men herein before named shall be valued from the best information that can be had at the time of the rest of my negroes being valued should it be inconvenient to have them at the place of such valuation and I give and bequeath to my daughter Rosey the aforesaid boy Samuel at his valuation as a part of her portion of my estate but as my said daughter Rosey has had the use and profits since he has been able to labor then shall be deducted accountable wages for his services out of her portion of the balance of my estate, to my son Samuel Duncan I give and bequest the aforesaid negro boy Joseph at his valueation but there is not to be any deduction for the use of said Joseph as my son Samuel has been unfortunate in trading him off but the value of Joseph is to be a part of my son Samuel's portion of my estate. It is my will and desire that my heirs and representatives shall meet after my death and if they can agree make a division of my property without sales it is my will and desires that my negroes be valued at twelve month credit and have the liberty of chosing their masters on Misters of the family who I wish and desire should take them at their valuation provided those of my heirs who they make choice of can give bond and aproved security it is my earnest wish that husbands and be kept together and women & their children unless they chose to seperate. If my children refuse to take said negroes at said valuation they then may chose amongst strangers that part of my said estate that would have fell to my son George Duncan had he a lived. I wish to be equally divided between said George's widow Mary Duncan and his daughter Ann Roberts and not to be disposed of in any way but to decend to the children of her body equally at her deth amd it is my will and desire that, that part of my estate that would to my son Rawly Duncan had he a lived I wish to be equally divided amongst his four sons William Willis George and John and lastly I constitute and appoint my three sons John, Samuel and Benja Duncan executors of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills by me made established this to be my last will and testament. In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th June 1820.
      Signed sealed and acknowledged in presents of of us. his
      Charles X Duncan
      mark
      N. B. upon further consether I conclud that my Son Samuel for services rendered to me at the first of my settling of Kentucky intitles him to som acknowledgement. I therefore request that he should not be
      charged with anything for Joseph but it is my wish that he shall have an equal part of my estate with those of my children that has not recieved any part of my said estate
      givem under my hand this 16th June 1820 Test
      charles x Duncan Jno Duncan Jr John Murphy
      his Joshua x Murphy
      mark
      Kentucky Daviess County Tomit:
      Be it remembered that at a County Court Continued by adjournment and held for the county aforesaid on Thursday the 10th day of August 1820 at the court house in Owensborough the assesed writings
      perporting to be the last will and testament of Charles Duncan deceased was exhibited in Court by Samuel Duncan one of the executors therein named and was fully proven by the oaths of John Duncan Junior John Murphy and Joshua Murphy subscribing witnesses to said will to be the last will and testament of said decedent who was proved to be of sound mind and disposing memory at the execution of delivery thereof and thereupon the said Samuel Duncan made oath to the said will agreeable to law and also executed bond, and thereupon probate of the last will of the sd decdent is granted the said Samuel Duncan in due form, and is duly recorded in my office.
      attest Geo Handley clk D.C.C.D
      State of Kentucky Daviess County Court June Seven 1867
      The book in which the forgoing will was recorded having been
      destroyed it is now ordered that the same be re-recorded.
      Wtness my hand this 10th day of June 1867
      Thomas C. Jones Clk

      ___________________________________________________________________
      Following notes are from "5 Generations of the descendants of Charles Duncan (d. 1820) of Culpepper Co., VA and Nelson, Ohio and Daviess Cos., Ky" located at http://www.migrations.org/duncan.html (2012)

      From "George Rogers Clark and His Men" Margary Heberling Hardin, Kentucky Historical Society 1981,
      Page 39:
      Document 16 (23 December 1779 - 3 November 1781)
      A Muster Roll of Capt. Mark Thomas Company of Infantry Commanded by Maj. George Slaughter in the Virginia Service from the date of their enlistment to 3rd November 1781.
      Sargents Date of Enlistment Remarks
      Benjamin Roberts Nov. 13 1779
      others
      Privates Date of Enlistment Remarks
      Nimrod Duncan Dec. 1 1779 abs't Employed
      Benjamin Duncan Dec. 1 1779
      Thomas McQuidy Nov. 22 1779 abs't Employed
      Samuel Duncan Dec. 20 1779 On Command
      James Kirkly Nov. 12 1779 Captured Sept. 15, 1781
      Eliab Robert Nov. 12 1779 On furlow Dec. 25 1780. Abs't till now without leave
      Archebald Duncan Dec. 1 1779 On furlow Dec. 25 absent without leave from then untill now
      James McQuady Nov. 22 Do On furlow Dec. 25 Do Do
      Lewis Oliver Nov. 12 Do Deceased 7 March 81
      Page 40:
      Charles Duncan Oct. 1 Do Discharged March 31 81
      Joseph Duncan Dec. 1 1779 On furlow
      many others

      Page 40 cont.: Document 16 (23 December 1779 - 3 November 1781):
      Pay Roll of Capt. Mark Thomas' Company of Infantry Commanded by Colo. George Slaughter in the Virginia State Service from the Date of their Enlistment to the 30 Nov. 1781.
      Commencement Ending Time of Dollars Amount of Pay in
      Names Ranks of Pay of Pay Service per Month Pay in Dollars Currency
      Benjamin Roberts Serj 13 Nov 1779 30 Nov 1781 24 M 17 D 8 196 38/72 59 19 2
      Nimrod Luneau Priv 7 Dec 1779 ditto 24 Months 6 2/3 160 48 00 0
      Benjamn Duncan ditto 1 Dec 1779 ditto 24 Months 6 2/3 160 48 00 0
      Thomas McQuiddy ditto 22 Nov 1779 ditto 24 M 8 D 6 2/3 160 56/72 48 10 8
      Saml Duncan ditto 20 Dec 1779 ditto 23 M 11 D 6 2/3 155 52/72 46 14 8
      Jas Kirkley ditto 14 Nov 1779 15 Sep 1781 22 M 1 D 6 2/3 146 64/72 44 01 4
      Eliab Roberts ditto 12 Nov 1779 30 Nov 1781 24 M 18 D 6 2/3 164 49 04 0
      Jas McQuiddy ditto 22 Nov 1779 illegible 1780 13 M 3 D 6 2/3 70 48/72 26 4 0
      Lewis Oliver ditto 12 Nov 1779 7 Mar 1781 15 M 25 D 6 2/3 105 31 13 4
      Charles Duncan ditto 1 Oct 1780 30 Mar 1781 6 M 6 2/3 40 12 00 0
      Joseph Duncan ditto 1 Oct 1779 25 Dec 1782 14 M 25D 6 2/3 98 29 13 4
      many others

      Grant Book 10, pg. 64: Charles Duncan 332 acres in Jefferson Co.
      Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all whom these presents shall come greeting. Knowye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a Land Office Treasury Warrant Number 2376 and issued the 29th day of January 1780 unto George R. Clarke in trust for Recruiting his battalion and in lieu of the bounty of seven hundred and fifty Dollars there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Charles Duncan Apt. of George R. Clarke a certain Tract or parcel of Land containing three hundred and thirty five acres by survey bearing Date the seventh day of December 1783 Lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the waters of the Beach Fork & bounded as followeth, Towit Beginning at the south east corner of John Wrens five hundred acre survey at two ashes and Sugar tree Extending thence south fifteen degrees East two hundred and eighty three poles to two sugar trees and beach on the bank of beach fork thence binding on the River north seventy five degrees East fifty six poles to a beach North fifteen degrees West forty poles North seventy five degrees East one hundred and twenty poles North fifteen degrees West twenty poles North seventy five degrees East forty poles to two beaches thence nalt(?) fifteen degrees West leaveing the River two hundred and twenty three poles to two beaches and poplar thence south seventy five degrees West two hundred and sixteen poles to the Beginning With its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances to the said Charles Duncan his heirs for ever In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Lesser(?) seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond the fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five and the Commonwealth the Tenth(?)

      Patrick Henry

      VA State Land Office Surveys
      Book 6, 1782-1786 (FHL film 29,549)
      6-458: Surveyed for Charles Duncan, 332 acres in Jefferson Co. (KY) by virtue of Treasury Warrant #2376 on waters of Beech Fork, at NE corner of John Wren's 500 acre survey (#1364 written in middle of plat). Dec. 7, 1783. Rec. 14 July '84, Grant issd 15 July 1785. (See above)
      Book 10, 1785-1791 (FHL film 29,553)
      10-45: Surveyed for Charles Duncan, 468 acres by virtue of part of a Treasury Warrant #2281 and part of #237 in Jefferson Co. (KY) on branch of Drennings Lick Creek adj. Valentine Harrison's 2000 acre survey on upper N. side. (#5262 in center of plat). Oct. 9, 1785. Chainmen William Drake and James Reeves, marker Thomas Reeves. 29 Jan. "1780". Ret. 16 Nov. 1786, Grant issd. 2 May 1788. (MAD: KY Court of Appeals Deed V-248)

      Surveys of Kentucky land for Charles Duncan's Treasury Warrant (from Robert P. Moore 10/1999)
      MAD: Listed as Jefferson (County) Entries, 1779-1785, in "Old KY Entries & Deeds" by Willard Rouse Jillson; Nelson Co. KY formed 1784 from Jefferson Co.
      Surveyed for Charles Duncan 468 Acres of land by virtue of part of a Treasury warrant No. 2381[?] and part of No. 2376 Lying in Jefferson County on a Branch of Drennings lick Creek Adjoining Valentine Harrisons 2000 Acre survey on the upper or northside and bounded as follows (viz) Beginning at Said Harrisons corner at three White Oak, a Dogwood and Beech Thence West 290 poles crossing a branch at 220 poles to Black oak White oak Ash and two hickories Thence North 258 poles to a hickory ash and Black oak Thence East 290 poles to a Black oak and . . . .
      Charles Duncan 90-190-194. 1783. Charles Duncan enters 560 acres on a Treasury Warrant No. 2376. On the waters of the beach fork Beginning at John Wrens South East corner a read oak White oak & Sugar tree and extending S15 E253 poles then N75 E so far that lines parallel with the first and 2nd lines will include the quantity . . . . Marginal note: 218 acres withdrawn, 332 surveyed.
      1784. Charles Duncan by Young Ewing received from the office a Treasury Warrant No. 2346 for 560 acres 332 acres of which is surveyed & returned the rest - stands entered.
      1784. Charles Duncan assignee of James J. Dozer enters 250 acres as part of Treasury Warrant No. 17138. Beginning at John Wrens N.E. corner & extending N15 W5 poles . . . .

      Nelson Co., KY Deeds (from Mary Ann Dobson):
      8-72: 16 March 1804, William Lent and wife Elizabeth (X) to Charles Duncan, all Nelson Co. KY, $40 paid 7 Jan. 1787 (sic), 46 acres on N. side Beech Fork of Salt River adj. Nicholas Yager, corner Charles Duncan's corner and line. Wit. Christopher Graham, Samuel Duncan, James Allen. (FHL film 482,738)
      8-76: 20 March 1804, Charles (X) Duncan and wife Mary (X) to Samuel Duncan, both Nelson Co. KY, $1000, 155 acres on N side Beech Fork of Salt River, adj. Christopher Graham, Neely Run to its junction. Wit. Christo. Graham, James Allan, Charles Duncan. Rec. 11 Sept. 1804 on oath of wit. (FHL film 482,738)
      8-78: 31 March 1804, Charles (X) Duncan and wife Mary (X) to Christopher Graham, £15 VA money paid by John Stillwell on 27 Dec. 1787; Charles Duncan gave title bond to 50 acres which was assigned by Stillwell to James Allen who assigned to Wm. Roberts who assigned to Christopher Graham; deed for 50 acres adj. Thomas Harrises corner. Wit. Charles Duncan, James Allen, Samuel Duncan. Rec. 11 Sept. 1804 on oath of wit. (FHL film 482,738)
      8-79: 20 March 1804, Charles (X) Duncan for love to daughter Rosana Ewing, 2 beds and furniture, horse, negro girl Poll and boy Sam (both age 9), and money if her share of estate is less than the others. Wit. Christopher Graham, Samuel Duncan, James Graham. Rec. 11 Sept. 1804 on oath of wit. (FHL film 482,738)
      8-194: 12 Jan. 1785, Charles (@) Duncan & Samuel Duncan to Christopher Cokendolfer, one house and lot in Jefferson Co., Salem Town, where said Samuel Duncan now lives, for £20 VA money. Wit. Benja. Roberts, Young Ewing. Cokendolfer assigned "the within bill of sale" to Austin Hubbard for value recd, 14 June 1794, wit. Michl. Campbell. Affidavit of Dennis Pursell that Charles Duncan settled lot #92 as to 1/2 and John Duncan settled the other half of said 92, and Samuel Duncan settled 1/4 of an acre lot #91 adj. lot 92 1/4 acre, and afterwards Kirkendolf purchased Saml. Duncan's lot and agreed to give up 1/2 of said 1/4 acre lot to the publick square. Pursell also says Samuel, Charles and John Duncan settled the lots under an advertisement published by William Baird as agent for proprietors of preemption whereon Bairdstown or Salem now stands. 9 Feb. 1800. Wit. Walter Harris, Walter Beall. Clerk's certification of bond from Charles Duncan and Samuel Duncan to Christopher Cokendolfer which was assigned to Austin Hubbard. (FHL film 482,738)
      8-204: 14 Mar. 1806, Charles Ewing of Washington Co. KY to John Finch of Nelson Co., £15, 18 shillings, 65 acres on south side of Beech fork, adj. Grinwell's heirs (from Robert P. Moore 10/1999)
      11-537: 25 March 1816, Charles Duncan Sr. of Daviess Co. KY to Samuel Duncan Sr. (sic) of Nelson Co. KY, for love to son, (acres not given), land on Beech Fork on SE corner of John Wren's 500 acre survey; had previously deeded a part to said Samuel Duncan Sr. Wit. William B. Griffith, Chas. Y. Duncan. (FHL film 482,739)

      Ohio Co. KY Tax Lists (partial; from Patrick Hays 7/1999) (from Mary Ann Dobson):
      1803: May 19: Benjamin Duncan, 250 acres 2nd rate land, Ohio Co. on Pup Creek, patented by Samuel Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 1 white male 16-21, 1 Black 16+, 6 Total Blacks, 7 horses
      1804: May: Benjamin Duncan, 250 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Pup Creek, patented by Samuel Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 1 Black 16+, 6 Total Blacks, 7 horses
      George Duncan
      Rowley Duncan
      1805: Chas Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 blacks 16+, 3 total blacks, 4 horses
      Geo Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 3 horses
      Rawley Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 total black, 2 horses
      Benj Duncan, 250 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Pup Creek, patented by John Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 1 Black 16+, 8 Total Blacks, 7 horses
      1806: July 4: Benjamin Duncan, 170 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by Saml Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 2 Black 16+, 8 Total Blacks, 7 horses
      Charles Duncan, 90 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by Saml Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 2 blacks 16+, 6 total blacks, 7 horses
      Rawley Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 total black, 3 horses
      George Duncan, 1 white male 21+
      1807: June 24: Charles Dunkin, 90 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by Saml Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 2 blacks 16+, 10 total blacks, 7 horses
      George Dunkin, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Rolley Dunkin, 1 white male 21+, 1 total black, 3 horses
      July 12: Benjamin Dunkin, 170 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by Saml Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 2 Black 16+, 9 Total Blacks, 10 horses
      1808: March 14: Benjamin Duncan, 170 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by Saml Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 2 Black 16+, 10 Total Blacks, 12 horses
      July 26: Charles Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 blacks 16+, 9 total blacks, 7 horses
      Rolly Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 black 16+, 1 total black, 3 horses
      George Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      John Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 7 horses
      June 17: Edmond Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 1 horse
      1809: March 29: Charles Duncan, 90 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by Saml Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 1 blacks 16+, 9 total blacks, 6 horses
      George Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      March 18: Rolly Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 black 16+, 1 total black, 2 horses
      March 15: Benjamin Duncan, 170 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by Saml Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 3 Black 16+, 12 Total Blacks, 13 horses
      April 10: John Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      March 30: Rosey Ewing, 2 horses
      March 29: William Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Willis Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      May 1: Edmond Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 1 horse
      1810: Missing
      1811: George Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 4 horses
      Charly Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 3 blacks 16+, 12 total blacks, 9 horses
      Benjamin Duncan, 985 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by May Banis, 1 white male 21+, 3 Black 16+, 12 Total Blacks, 14 horses
      John Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 black 16+, 10 horses
      Charles Y. Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Saml Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Willis Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 1 black 16+, 3 total blacks, 2 horses
      Thomas Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Edmon Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      1812: George Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      John Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 black 16+, 1 total black, 10 horses
      Samuel Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 horses
      Benjamin Duncan, 985 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by May Banister, 1 white male 21+, 4 Black 16+, 14 Total Blacks, 7 horses
      Charles Duncan Senr, 1 white male 21+, 4 blacks 16+, 8 total blacks, 7 horses
      Rosikak? Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 black 16+, 1 total black, 2 horses
      James Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Charles Y. Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Henry Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 1 horse
      Willis Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 8 horses
      1813: W. Briscoe's Company: Saml Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Willis Roberts Company: John Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 black 16+, 3 total black, 7 horses
      Benjamin Duncan, 985 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Beaver Creek, patented by Saml Oldham, 1 white male 21+, 6 Black 16+, 7 Total Blacks, 12 horses
      George Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses
      Charles Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 4 blacks 16+, 8 total blacks, 7 horses
      Willis Roberts, 200 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. patented by John May, 1 white male 21+, 2 blacks 16+, 3 total blacks, 6 horses
      Henry Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 1 total black
      William Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 5 blacks 16+, 17 total blacks, 7 horses
      1814: Charles Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses, 100 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on the Ohio River ($3/acre) patented by George Mason, Total Property Value $375
      Samuel Duncan, 1 white male, 2 horses, Total Property Value $40
      Benjamin Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 4 blacks 16+, 15 total blacks, 9 horses, 750 acres of 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Pup Creek ($2/acre), patented by Saml Oldham, Total property value $5295
      Charles Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 4 blacks 16+, 7 total blacks, 9 horses, 123 acres of 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Pup Creek ($2/acre), patented by Saml Oldham, Total Property Value $2225
      John Duncan, 1 white male 21+, 1 black 16+, 2 total blacks, 5 horses, 153 acres of 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Pup Creek ($2.50/acre), patented by John May, Total Property Value $1250
      Willis Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 3 horses, 200 acres 3rd rate land, Ohio Co. on Pup Creek ($2.50/acre), patented by John May, Total Property Value $650
      William Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 1 black 16+, 4 total blacks, 1 horse, Total Property Vallue $850
      Henry Roberts, 1 white male 21+, 2 horses

      Nelson Co., Ky Deed Book 8 page 76 dated 20 Mar 1804 between Charles Duncan
      and Mary his wife and Samuel Duncan for $1000 a tract of land lying on the
      Beech Fork of the Salt River containing 155 acres more or less...

      Nelson Co., KY Deed Book 8 page 79 dated 20 Mar 1804 between Charles Duncan
      and Mary his wife and Rosanna Ewing... for love and affection for my
      daughter..two beds... mare... colt... negro (es)

      Ohio Co., KY Deed Book B, Page 98
      This Indenture made the Twenty Tenth(?) day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five between James Adams and Margaret his wife of the County of Ohio and State of Kentucky of the one part and Charles Duncan of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said James Adams and Margaret his Wife for and in Consideration of the sum of Ninety dollars to them in hand paid the Receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge hath granted abrgained sold aliened and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien and Confirm to the said Charles Duncan his heirs and assigns a certain tract or Parcel of Land containing 90 acres lying and being in the County of Ohio on the waters of beaver creek and bounded as follows to wit, Beginning at a large white oak and Small Sugar tree the Beginning corner of Benjamin Duncan's Survey thence running South 70 degrees East 200 poles to a dogwood and hickory thence South 20 degrees West 155 poles to a red oak & White oak on the bank of the creek, thence with the creek to the beginning to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of Land with all and Singular its appurtenances to the said Charles Duncan his heirs and assigns forever to his and their only proper use and behoof and the said James Adams and Margaret his wife for themselves and their heirs the said tract of Land with its appurtenances to the said Charles Duncan his heirs and assigns against the Claim of every person whatsoever claiming by from or under him are all othere person or persons whatsoever do and well warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof the said James Adams & Margaret his Wife hath hereunto set thier hands and seals the date above written

      Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of James Adams {seal}
      Benja. Duncan Margaret Adams {seal}
      Nathaniel Beall
      Eli Beall
      James Smeathers

      Nelson Co., KY Deed Book 8 page 195 dated 9 Feb 1806
      "Nelson County --- This day came Dennis Pursell before me a justice of the
      peace for said county and made oath that Charles Duncan settled lot number
      ninety two as to one half and John Duncan setteld the other half of said
      number two and that Samuel Duncan settled one quarter of a acre lot adjoing
      the said number 92 one quarter of an acre and that afterwards Christopher
      Kirkendolfer purchased Saml Duncan's lot and agreed to give up one half of
      the said quarter acre to the publick square. The said Pursell also
      swearing that the said Samuel Duncan Charles Duncan and John Duncan did
      settle and improve the said lots agreeable and under an advertisement
      published by William Baird as agent for the proprietors of the preemption
      whereon Bairdstown or Salem now stands given under my hand this 9th day of
      February 1806 and 14th year of the Commonwealth" A Hubbard J. P.

      Ohio Co., KY Deed Book C, page 19, dated 15 Jun 1807:
      I Charles Duncan of the County of Ohio and State of Kentucky doe constitute and appoint John Roberts Jr. of the state of Virginia and County of Culpepper living near the mouth of Battel Runn my true and lawful agent with full power to act for me in selling my right title interest or claim to a certain tract of land containing five hundred and ten acres lying in the state of Virginia and county of Culpepper being a part of the estate of John Roberts Senior
      Deced, which Iby decent have become entitled to a part of said tractof land now I do empower my said agent to settle and adjust my right title or claim to said Land in any way that he may think proper or expedient and I do hereby qualify and conforn the acts of my said agent done upon the

      Charls Duncan {seal}
      Attest John Daviess
      Benjamin Duncan

      From the 1810 Census of Ohio Co., KY, page 93:
      Charles Duncan: 1 male under 10, 1 male 45+; 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45+

      Daviess Co., KY Deed Book A page 537 dated 25 Mar 1816:
      This Indenture made and agreed upon this 25th day of March in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen Between Charles Duncan Senior of the commonwealth of Kentucky and County of Daviess of the one part and Samuel Duncan senior of the county of Nelson and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Charles Duncan for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he bears for his son Samuel Duncan and also in consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid by the said Samuel the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath sold unto the said Samuel Duncan and by the Presents doth sell alien and convey unto him a certain tract of land lying in the county of Nelson and on the Beach fork which is bounded as follows to wit Beginning at the south East corner of John Wrens five hundred acres survey at two ashes and a sugar tree extending thence south fifteen degrees East two hundred and eighty three poles to two sugar trees and beach on the bank of the Beach fork thence binding on the river North seventy five degrees East fifty six Poles to a Beach North fifteen degrees West forty Poles North 75 degrees East one hundred and twenty poles North fifteen degrees West twenty poles North seventy five degrees East forty poles to two Beaches thence North fifteen degrees West leaving the River two hundred and twenty three poles to two Beaches and a poplar thence South seventy five degrees west two hundred and sixteen poles to the Beginning. To have and to hold the same so with all and Singular the appertenances thereunto belonging to the said Samuel Duncan senr and his heirs forever and the said Charles Duncan senr hereby covenants and agrees to Warrant and forever defend all the land and premises contained in the foregoing bounds except a certain portion or parcel of said tract above described which he has prievous to this deeded to the said Samuel Duncan senior against the claim of him the said Charles and his heirs and all those claiming by thro or under them of either of them but not against the claim of others, In Testimony whereof the said Charles Duncan senior affixes his hand and seal the day and year above

      Charles Duncan Ser
      Witness
      William R. Griffith
      Chas Y Duncan

      A&B-23: 16 June 1820, will of Charles (x) Duncan of Daviess Co. KY; estate to my children and heirs and legal representatives divided in the following manner; all the negroes be valued as well as Samuel who is in the possession of my dau. Rosey and Joseph formerly in the possession of my son Samuel now in the possession of John Duncan; ... to my dau. Rosey the aforesaid boy Samuel at his value as a portion of my estate; to my son Samuel Duncan the negro boy Joseph ... as my son Samuel has been unfortunate in trading him off but the value of Joseph is to be part of my son Samuel's portion of my estate. The heirs if they can agree make a division of my property without sales; my negroes be valued and have the liberty of choosing their masters or misters of the family; that part of my estate that would have fell to my son George Duncan had he lived I wish equally divided between said George's widow Mary Duncan and his daughter Ann Roberts and her children at her death; that part of my estate that would fall to my son Rawley Duncan had he lived, to his four sons William, Willis, George and John. Appoint my three sons John, Samuel and Benjm. Duncan execs. /s/ Charles (x) Duncan. Added Note: My son Samuel for services rendered to me at the first of my settling of KY entitles him to some acknowledgement ... he should not be charged with anything for Joseph, but he shall have an equal part of my estate with those of my children who has not received any part of my estate. Wit. Jno. Duncan Jr., John Murphy, Joshua (x) Murphy. Proved 10 Aug. 1820; Samuel Duncan appointed executor. Note added June term 1867: the book in which the foregoing will was recorded having been destroyed, it is now ordered that the same be re-recorded.

      Daviess Co., KY Deed Book B page 67:
      "Whereas we the heirs and Representatives of Charles Duncan, dscd do agree
      that Osbern a Slave formerly the property of Charles Duncan dscd shall have
      a priviledge of hiring himself? and taking such other steps in an honest way
      as he the said Osborn may be caused? for the space and term of two years and
      in case the sd Osborn shall pay the sum of $400 within the above mentioned
      term of two years and produce ? receipts from any one of the legatees for
      the amount such legatee may be entitled to then in that case a deduction
      shall be made out of the aforesaid sum of $400. In witness whereof we
      hereunto set our hands and seals the 15th day of August 1820

      A ? understood by the parties that when the sum of $400 are paid the said
      Osborn shall be fully entitled to his freedom
      Test Amos Riley James Bates

      Benj 'n Duncan
      Samuel Duncan
      Rosey Ewing
      Willis Duncan
      Henry Roberts
      Wm Duncan
      William Roberts
      John Duncan
      Mary Duncan
      George Duncan

      Kentucky Daviess County Court Clerks Office July ? 1824

      This writing was this day before me in my offfice proved by the oaths of
      James Bates a witness thereto to be the act and deed of the within named
      Benjamin Duncan Samuel Duncan Rosey Ewing Willis Duncan Henry Roberts
      William Duncan William Roberts John Duncan Mary Duncan and George Duncan and
      on the 4th day of October 1824 the said writing was also proved before me in
      my office the the oath of Amos Riley a witness thereto to be the act and
      Deed of the said Benjamin Duncan Samuel Duncan, Rosey Ewing Willis Duncan,
      Henry Roberts, William Roberts & John Duncan and thereupon the same is duly
      recorded
      Geo Handley? Clk of Daviess County Court"

      Daviess County Deed Book B, page ___:
      Know all men be these presents that we Samuel Duncan & Benjamin Duncan & John Duncan & Geo Duncans heirs & Rolley Duncan heirs the proprietors and owners of a certain negro slave by the name of Osbern for an in consideration of the sum of $400 cash in hand paid ? by the said Osborn and for sundry other good hath this day emancipated & set free said negro and doth hereby give and entender to him all claims we have for him as above and give him his librty as a free negro and we doth hereby request that this deed of emancipation may be recorded in the proper court and we hereunto make same obligation on ourselves heirs In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this (blank) day of (blank) in the year (blank) in the presence of the witnesses hereunto subscribing their names

      W (5 letters) G Samuel Duncan seal
      Geo Handley William R Duncan seal
      James Bates Willis Duncan -
      Warren Duncan William Roberts guardian
      J(ames?) Murphey for Geo Duncan seal
      William Roberts guardian
      for John Duncan seal
      Benj'n Duncan seal
      Mary Duncan seal
      Henry Roberts -

  • Sources 
    1. [S765] 1810 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online. Year: 1810; Census Place: Ohio, Ohio, Kentucky; Roll: 8; Page: 93; Family History Number: 0181353; Image: 00089.
      Record for Charles Duncan