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1.1. Michael Hugh COOLEY 1.2. Lonnie Rae COOLEY
2ND GENERATION
2. Allison Claude COOLEY 3. Billie Dell HOGUE
3RD GENERATION
4. McCabe COOLEY 5. Marie Henrietta HENNEQUIN 6. Hugh Wallace HOGUE 7. Birdie Nina MCDOWELL
4TH GENERATION
8. Joseph William COOLEY 9. Araminta D JOHNSON 10. Louis Francois HENNEQUIN 11. Marguerite STEWARD 12. Robert Irwin HOGUE 13. Nancy Joanna FOSTER 14. William Ellis MCDOWELL 15. Euphemia Ruth ASHENHURST
5TH GENERATION
16. Greenbury COOLEY 17. Amelia Mohler PETTIT 18. Wesley Phillip JOHNSON 19. Susan Isabel FISK 20. Louis HENNEQUIN 21. Maria Theresa DRAVIGNEY 22. John Joseph STEWARD 23. Fanny LAURENT 24. John HOGUE 25. Ann R SIMPSON 26. John A FOSTER 27. Martha Jane STRUTHERS 28. William Erwin MCDOWELL 29. Maria HART 30. Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST 31. Sara Eva SOUTHERN
6TH GENERATION
32. David COOLEY 33. Laurinda AIKEN 34. Joseph PETTET 35. Elizabeth MOHLER 36. Elijah JOHNSON 37. Anna Jane FOSTER 38. Edward Curtis FISK 39. Arminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Thérèse GILBERT 44. Joseph STEWARD 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne Henriette VANDERMEULEN 48. James HOGUE 49. Margaret IRWIN 50. Isaac SIMPSON 51. Elizabeth RICHARDSON 52. Samuel FOSTER 53. Nancy ____ 54. James STRUTHERS 55. Elizabeth SAVILLE 56. John MCDOWELL 57. Anna CURRY 58. Joseph HART Sr 59. Susan PICKENS 60. Oliver ASHENHURST 61. Euphemia BISHOP 62. Charles William SOUTHERN 63. Ruth Ruema HOOVER
7TH GENERATION
64. John COOLEY 65. Sela WRIGHT 66. William AKINS 67. Rebecca MCCLINTICK 73. Ruth ____ ? 76. John R FISK 77. Mahala KEMP 78. John WOOD 79. Charity CORSON 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 102. Matthew RICHARDSON 103. Ann STOCKTON 104. James Couples FOSTER 105. Jane MORROW 108. William STRUTHERS 109. Janet LINDSAY 110. Robert SAVILLE 111. Deborah ____ 112. John MCDOWELL 113. Jane ERWIN 116. Edward HART 117. Nancy Ann STOUT 118. John PICKENS 120. William ASHENHURST 121. Nancy ASHENHURST 122. Peter BISHOP 123. Eleanor ____ 124. John SOUTHERN 125. Elizabeth DUNCAN 126. John HOOVER? 127. unknown
8TH GENERATION
128. Edward COOLEY 129. Martha RAPER 130. William WRIGHT 131. Martha MORGAN 132. William EAKIN 133. Mary WALLACE 134. John MCCLINTICK 135. Mary Jane MCDOWELL 152. Richard FISK 154. William KEMP 155. Sukey DAMANT 158. Eli CORSON 159. Christianna THOMPSON 206. Richard Witham STOCKTON 207. Mary Ann HATFIELD 210. Samuel ? MORROW ? 218. James LINDSAY 219. Margaret WATSON 220. Samuel SAVILLE 221. Ann BOOTH 224. John MCDOWELL 225. Esther HARRISON 226. William ERWIN 227. Mary ERWIN 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 316. Jacob CORSON Jr 317. Charity STILLWELL 318. Benajah TOMSON 319. Prudence ELDREDGE 412. Samuel STOCKTON 413. Rachel STOUT 414. Joseph HATFIELD 415. Phoebe CLARK 442. Robert BOOTH 443. Ann GASTON 452. John ERWIN 453. Jane WILLIAMS 454. Francis ERWIN 455. Jane CURRY 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 467. Hannah STILLWELL 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 504->517. unknown
10TH GENERATION
518->823. unknown 632. Jacob CORSON Sr 633. Naomi 634. Nicholas STILLWELL 635. Sara HAND 824. Richard STOCKTON 825. Susannah WITHAM 826. Col Joseph STOUT 827. Ruth BRYMSON 828. Abraham HATFIELD 829. Phoebe OGDEN 829. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 928. John HART 2nd 929. Mary HUNT 930. Josiah FURMAN 2nd 931. Sarah STRICKLAND 932. Richard Betts SCUDDER Sr 933. Hannah REEDER 936. see 826 937. see 827 938. Capt St Leger CODD 939. Mary HANSON 1000. John DUNCAN 1001. Dinah BRADFORD 940->1035. unknown
11TH GENERATION
1036->1263. unknown 1264. Jan CARSTENSEN 1265. Maria Elias DAAS 1268. John STILLWELL Jr 1270. George HAND 1648. Richard STOCKTON 1649. Abigail ____ 1650. Robert WITHAM 1651. Ann HOAG 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 1856. John HART 1st 1857. Mary ____ 1858. Ralph HUNT 1859. Elizabeth JESSUP 1860. Josiah FURMAN 1st 1862. Edmund STRICKLAND 1863. Hannah ____ 1864. John SCUDDER Jr 1865. Joanna BETTS 1866. John REEDER 2nd 1867. Hannah BURROUGHS 1876. Col St Leger CODD 115 1877. Anna BENNETT 115 1878. Col Hans HANSON 1879. Martha Kelts WOODARD 2002. John BRADFORD 2003. Mary MARR 1880->2071. unknown
12TH GENERATION
2072->2079. unknown 2528. Carsten JANSEN 2529. Barbara 2530. Elias DAAS 2536. John STILLWELL 2537. Elizabeth PERRIN 2540. Thomas HAND 2541. Katherine STUBBS 3296. John STOCKTON 3296. Eleanor CLAYTON 3304. Richard STOUT 3305. Penelope VAN PRINCIS 3306. Capt James BOLLEN 3307. Anne VAUQUELLIN 3308. William BRINSDON 3309. Margaret ____ 3310. Dr Henry GREENLAND 3311. Mary BAREFOOT 3312. Thomas HATFIELD 3313. Anna 3314. Cornelius MELYN 3316. John OGDEN 3317. Jane BOND 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 3728. John SCUDDER Sr 3729. Mary KING 3730. Capt Richard BETTS 3731. Joanna CHAMBERLAYNE 3732. John REEDER 1st 3733. Hannah THORPE 3734. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 3735. Hannah WAY 3752. Col William CODD 115 3753. Lady Mary ST LEGER 115 3754. Gov Richard BENNETT 3755. Mary Ann LONGWORTH113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 4006. John MARR Sr 3758->4143. unknown
13TH GENERATION
4144->4159. unknown 5072. William STILLWELL 5073. Hannah 5074. Daniel PERRIN 5075. Elizabeth 5080. John HAND 5081. Elizabeth GRANSDEN 6592. John STOCKTON 6593. Eleanor CLAYTON 6608. John STOUT 6609. Elizabeth BEE 6614. Robert VAUQUELLIN 6615. Jeanette 6622. Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 7456. Thomas SCUDDER 7457. Elizabeth LOWERS 7458. William KING 7459. Dorothy HAYNES 7460. John BETTES 7461. Mary BIGGS 7462. Rev Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 7463. Elizabeth STOUGHTON 7466. William THORPE 7467. Garthered BLITHE 7468. John BURROUGHS 7469. Johanna JESSUP 7470. James WAY 7504. William CODD 7505. Hester LAMPORD 7506. Sir Warham ST LEGER115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 8012. Daniel MARR 7511->8287. unknown
14TH GENERATION
8288->8319. unknown 10144. Nicholas STILLWELL 10145. Ann 10148. Pierre PERRIN 10149. Andrienne JUBRIL 10160. John HAND 10161. Joan SIMMONS 10162. Henry GRANSDEN 13624. Edward OGDEN 13624. Margaret WILSON 14912. Henry SCUDDER 14913. ____ LOWERS 14914. John LOWERS 14920. Alexander BETTES 14921. Joan LARKYN 14926. Rev Thomas STOUGHTON 14927. Katherine 14936. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 14938. John JESSUP 14939. Joanna KERRICH 15012. Sir Anthony ST LEGER 115 15013. Mary SCOTT 115 15014. Sir Rowland HAYWARD 115 15015. Katherine SMYTHE 15016. Robert BENNETT 15017. Elizabeth EDNEY 15024. Col. John HANSON 15025. Frances PRICHARD 15026->16575. unknown
15TH GENERATION
16576->20289. unknown 20298. Jean JUBRIL 20299. Juvine LOMBARD 20326. William GRANSDEN 20327. Ann 26528. William OGDEN 26529. Abigail GOODSALL 26530. Richard WILSON 26531. Margaret 29792. William de STIRKELAUNDE 29840. Robert BETTS 29876. Francis JESSOP 29877. Frances WHITE 30024. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 30025. Lady Ursula NEVILLE 107 115 30026. Sir Thomas SCOTT 115 30027. Elizabeth BAKER 115 30028. George HAYWARD 30029. Margaret WITHBROKE 30030. Sir Thomas SMYTHE 30031. Alice JUDDE 30032. John BENNETT 30033. Margery 30034. John EDNYE 30048. Thomas HANSON 30049. Janet G GLEDHILL 30050. John PRICHARD 30051->33151. unknown
16TH GENERATION
33152->33279. unknown 53056. Richard OGDEN 53057. Mabel de HOOGAN 53058. Henry GOODSALL 59584. William de STIRKELAUNDE 59752. Richard JESSOP 59753. Ann SWIFT 59754. Alexander WHITE 59755. Eleanor SMITH 60048. Sir Anthony St LEGER 111 60049. Agnes WARHAM 112 60050. George NEVILLE 60051. Lady Mary STAFFORD 60052. Sir Reginald SCOTT 115 60053. Emiline KEMP 115 60054. Sir John BAKER 115 60055. Elizabeth DINLEY 115 60056. John HAYWARD 60060. John SMYTHE 60061. Joan BROUNCKER 60062. Andrew JUDDE 60057. Agnes GLOVER 60096. John HANSON 60097. Agnes SAVILE 60098. John GLEDHILL 60099->66303. unknown
17TH GENERATION
66304->66559. unknown 106112. Robert OGDEN 106113. Joan 106114. Johannes de HOOGAN 119504. William JESSOP 119505. Emotte CHARLESWORTH 119506. Robert SWIFT 119508. Thomas WHITE 119510. William SMITH 119511. Katherine PORTER 120096. Ralph St LEGER 120097. Anne HART 120098. Heughe WARHAM 112 120099. Mary Ann COLLES 120100. George NEVILLE 120101. Margaret FENNE 120102. Edward STAFFORD 120103. Eleanor PERCY 120104. Sir John SCOTT 115 120105. Anne (Amy) PYMPE 115 120106. Sir William KEMP 111 115 120107. Elynor BROWNE 111 115 120108. Richard BAKER 120109. Elizabeth DYNELEY 120110. Thomas DINLEY 115 120112. William HAYWARD 120113. Agnes BALLY 120122. Robert BROUNCKER 120192. John HANSON 120193. Catherine BROOKE 120194. John SAVILE Esq. 120195. Margery GLEDHILL 120196->132607. unknown
18TH GENERATION
132608->132608. unknown 239020. Thomas SMITH 239021. Margaret CLARKE 239022. Augustine PORTER 240192. Ralph ST LEGER 240193. Anne PROPHET 240194. Sir Edward HART 240196. Robert WARHAM 240197. Elizabeth ____ 240198. Geoffrey COLLES 240200->240207. Royal Lineage 107 240208. Sir William SCOTT 115 240209. Sybil LEWKNOR 115 240210. Reginald DE PYMPE 115 240211. Elizabeth PASHLEY 115 240212. Sir Thomas KEMP 111 115 240213. Emelyn CHICHE 111 115 240214. Robert BROWNE 111 240215. Mary MALLETT 115 240218. Thomas DYNELEY 240224. William HAYWARD 240225. Elizabeth BROCKTON 240226. William BALLY 240384. John HANSON 240385. Cicely RAVENSHAW 240386. John BROOKE 240390. John GLEDHILL 240391->265215. unknown
19TH GENERATION
265216->266241. unknown 480384. Ralph ST LEGER 480385. Margaret TYRREL 480400->480415. Royal Lineage 107 480416. Sir John SCOTT 480417. Agnes BEAUFITZ 480418. John LEWKNOR 115 480420. Sir William DE PYMPE 115 480421. Elizabeth WHETEHILL 480422. Sir John PASHELY 115 480423. Lowys GOWER 115 480424. Thomas KEMP 111 480425. Beathris LEUKENER 111 480426. Sir Valentine CHICHE 480427. Philippa CHICHELEY 480428. Sir Thomas BROWNE 111 115 480429. Alianor DE ARUNDEL 115 480430. William MALLETT 115 480448. William HAYWARD 480449. Jane WILCOCKES 480450. William BROCKTON 480768. John HANSON 480769. Cicely DE WINDEBANKE 480770. John RAVENSHAW 480826. Vincent CHICHELE 115 480827->530431. unknown
20TH GENERATION
530432->960767. unknown 960768. John ST LEGER 960769. Margery DONNETT 960824->960829. Royal Lineage 107 960830. Sir Walter D'EVEREAUX 107 960831. Elizabeth MERBURY 107 960832. William SCOTT 960833. Isabella HERBERT 960834. William DE BEAUFITZ 960842. Sir Richard WHETEHILL 960844. Sir John PASHLEY 115 960845. Elizabeth WYDVILLE 115 960846. Sir Thomas GOWER 115 960848. Sir John KEMP 111 960850. Sir Thomas LEUKENER 111 960851. ____ HOO 111 960854. Robert CHICHELEY 960858. Sir Thomas DE ARUNDEL 115 960859. Joan MOYNE 115 960896. John HAYWARD 960897. Margery WEVER 961536. John HANSON 961537. Alice WOODHOUSE 961538->1060863. unknown
21TH GENERATION
1060864->1921537. unknown 1921538. James DONNETT 1921648->1921661. Royal Lineage 107 1921662. John MERBURY 107 1921666. Vincent HERBERT 115 1921688. Sir Robert PASHELY 115 1921689. Philippa CERGEAUX 115 1921690. Sir Richard WYDVILLE 115 1921691. Elizabeth LYONS 1921696. Raulf KEMP 111 1921702. Sir Thomas HOO 111 1921716. John DE ARUNDEL 1921717. Elizabeth DESPENSER 115 107 1921792. James HAYWARD 1923072. Henry DE RASTRICK 1923074. Henry DE WOODHOUSE 1923075->2121727. unknown
22ND GENERATION
2121728->3843075. unknown 3843076->3843327. Royal Lineage 107 3843328->3843375. unknown 3813382. Sir Thomas TUNSTALL 3843376. Robert PASHLEY 115 3843377. Anne HOWARD 115 3843378. Sir Richard CERGEAUX 115 3843379. Philippa FITZALAN 115 3843382. Sir John LYONS 3843432. John FITZALAN 3843433. Alianor MALTRAVERS 107 115 3843436->3846143. unknown 3846144. John DE RASTRICK 3846148. Alexander DE WOODHOUSE 3846149. Beatrice TOOTHILL 3846150->4243455. unknown
23RD GENERATION
4243456->7686151. unknown 7686152->7686655. Royal Lineage 107 7637760. Sir William PARR 7637761. Elizabeth de ROS 7686754. John HOWARD 115 7686756. Richard CERGEAUX 115 7686757. Margaret SENESCHAL 115 7686758. Edmund FITZALAN 115 7686759. Sibyl DE MONTEGU 115 7686864->7686865. Royal Lineage 107 7686866. Sir John MALTAVERS 107 7386867->8486910. unknown
 
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   Name: Charles Duncan
   Born: 19 Jun 1761
  Place: Fauquier County, VA
   Died: 24 Oct 1838
  Place: Giles County, WV
 Buried: 
Married: 17 Dec 1786
  Place: Fauquier County, VA

Charles Duncan's pension record comprises 19 pages, four being from the family's bible. A transcription of at least some of the records can be found at Mary Ann Dobson's website (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dobson/misc/revpenc.htm#w22973).

Children of Charles Duncan and Margaret Kirk

There are some further details below under "Some Descendants."

Buford Duncan 1787-1863 Born 15 Sep 1787, VA and died 12 Jul 1863, Mercer Co. IL. He married Frances
John K Duncan 1789-1814 Born 26 Jan 1789 and died 11 Dec 1814.
Elizabeth Duncan 1791-1878 Married first John Southern, second Abraham Lett.
Thornton Duncan 1793-1819 Married Peggy Emmons.
Ezekiel Duncan 1795-
Braxton Duncan 1798-1835 Married Araminta Kirk
Margaret Duncan 1800- Married George Bolton
Elsby Duncan 1802-
Nancy Duncan 1806 Married ___ Brooks.
Judith Duncan 1808- Married Andrew J Brown.
Sarah Duncan 1811-1813

Research and Speculation

Charles and his family are found in Giles county Virginia in 1810:

1810 > VIRGINIA > GILES > NO TWP LISTED Series: M252 Roll: 68 Page: 740 Charles Duncan 11301 40010 00

The following is more an article about Landon Duncan than of Charles, the reason being that Landon is the only person of whom we can attribute any kind of relationship to Charles, and that comes by way of this very brief statement in Landon's 1812 letter from Giles County, (West) Virginia to his uncle Alamander Duncan, still living in Stokes County, North Carolina. The letter is found among the the papers of Rev Landon Duncan,163 housed at Virginia Tech.

I must acquaint you that I arived to Cosin Charles' after a Journey of 7 days without any disaster or accident.

The conclusions I come to below depend on that stated relationship. It's possible that Charles was something other than a first cousin, perhaps a second cousin. In that event, this is all wrong. The following also depends on the accuracy of the cited article from Genealogies of Virginia Families. So far as I know, no one has verified any of that data. I suspect it is a combination of fact, family legend and speculation--the latter, in particular, with respect to the "daughters" of John Duncan. More on that later.

Unknown Duncan | -----------------|---------------- | | | Chloe Duncan3 Alamander Duncan Unknown | m Susannah Vaughan | | | Landon Duncan Charles Duncan m Sarah Kirk m Margaret Kirk

Donald L West writes about Alamander in a 1999 post, found at the NCSTOKES-L Archives on Ancestry.com:

...there are two Alamander Duncans. My Alamander Duncan was born 23 Dec 1766 and married Susannah Vaughn 14 Jan 1809 Stokes Co., NC. From my personal family records of my grandparents Alamander was the Son of John & Dinah Bradford Duncan. But the listed children of John and Dinah does not show a son named Alamander. This is perplexing to me. The other Alamander born 1777 is the son of Joseph and Jimima Marr Duncan. This Alamander married Anne Francis. I am sure there is a connection for both of them somewhere, but just do not know what.

This is found in a 1999 post:

Subject: Re: [NCSTOKES-L] Alamander Duncan in Saury Town (1810)
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 19:03:34 -0500

Frances Ingmire's "Stokes County North Carolina Marriage Records 1783-1868", Volume 1, page 26 shows the following:

Groom: Alamander Duncan
Bride: Susannah Vaughn
Date: January 11, 1809

And the following is purportedly "what Charley Duncan copied from family Bibles when in Indiana in 1910."1

Alamander Duncan, son of Jno Duncan and Dinah his wife was born Dec. 23, 1766 died Oct. 7, 1856 at 11 PM. 89 years, 9 mo. 14 days. Susannah Vaughn (wife of Alamander Duncan) Daughter of Jos. Vaughn and Elizabeth his wife was born June 14, 1787 died April 25, 1865

This is found on the 1810 census. John Southern was our Charles Duncan's son-law:

1810 > NORTH CAROLINA > STOKES > SAURA DIST Series: M252 Roll: 43 Page: 143 John Sothern 00010 40100 0 Alamander Duncan 10011 00011 0

Alamander had been married only a year. Clearly, the young boy was his son. Alamander was about 44 so it's not certain just which mark belongs to him. However, there is a good case to suggest that Landon (26-44) and Chloe (45+) may have been living with Alamander (45+) and his wife, Susannah (26-44).

I believe the following letter, found among the Landon Duncan papers, to be the clincher. The writer's father, Owen White is probably the so-called Goring White who married Leanna Duncan. More on that below. And note the reference to "the Bradfords." That name also comes up again.

Back of letter is addressed to "Mr. Hiram Duncan, Blakly, Stokes County, North Carolina." Note that the letter was "Recd this 11th Jany 1837 H.D."

Dec 19th 1836

Sir your letter has just come to hand it has bin lying in the post office for 3 months I saw it advertised an sent for it we liv 15 miles from gallatin I am the youngs daughter of Owen White my father has bin ded 1 year the 4 of January last soon will be 2 years My Mother is living & I an my son is living with her she is verry old & in firm but can go about verry well my Fathers children has all bin Maried an left him ten years before his deth my olds brother Thompson livs in the west end of this state weekly county(?) near Brownsville frilden livs in alabama lawrenc county. Leighten Rubin livs in Nashville Davidson county Tenn 23 miles from us (Lewcy Lewis & Susan has departed this life) you wrote about uncle benJamin he is living 8 miles north of Huntsville Madison County Alabama we recd a letter from his son petter not long sins he stated that uncle was in a lo state of helth he has only 3 Children living the was all with him when I herd from then last petter Mary & Delila is ther names I will write to them you wis to know somthing about the bradfords old taylor billy & Harry has bin ded 7 or 8 years ther childrens is all scatterd about over the cuntry thar is sevral of then livs in & near Huntsville alabama.

you wished to no somthing about the presidents election, if you ar a reader of the public news papers you can satisfy your self by reading them better perhaps than I can by writing I can say this much we ar all white men hear. all kinds of produce is verry high & property also ---- is selling as high in Nashville as eight dollars flour 5 ---- barrel corn 2 & 250 & grapes generly good with the Exeprt of tobacco it is worth from $3 to 5 & 6 pr hundred.

I wish you to write to me & let me know about all my relations write about Aunt Cloah & Susan & your father & how menny children he has I wish you would tell me something about my cousins Landon & Charles I can remember them verry well giv my lov to all of them when you see them My Mother wishes to be remberd to her brother an all her relation & to hear often from them I bid you a due Jane H Shreves

The is found for Owen White in 1820:

1820 > TENNESSEE > SUMNER > GALLATIN Series: M33 Roll: 124 Page: 209 Owen White 000001 00101 0101

And then we have this from Genealogies of Virginia Families, Tyler Quarterly, Volume I, page 217. The information was obtained from a letter written prior to 1884 from Thomas H Robinson to Judge William M Bradford. Note the reference to the Bradford family in the Jane Shreves letter.

Dinah or Diana Bradford, also a daughter of John and Mary (Marr) Bradford, married John Duncan, Jr., of Fauquier County. The loss of so many Prince William records prevents our having much information on the Duncans, tho they, too, appear successively in Richmond, King George, Prince William, and Fauquier records. According to Mr Robinson, the children of this marriage were: (1) John, "killed in the Revolution." (2) William, born 1750, married in Fauquier County, May 16, 1780, Lydia, born 1756, daughter of Rice and Elizabeth Duncan, removed to Harrison County, Kentucky. (3) Charles died unmarried, was an artificer in the Revolution." (4) Joseph married in Fauquier County Jemima Marr, probably duaghter of John Marr. (5) Rose married in Fauquier County February 11, 1789, Leander Murphy. (6) Leanna married January 18, 1789, in Fauquier County, Goring White, and moved to Russelville, Kentucky. (7) Susanna. (8) Cloe. The writer has no further information on this line.

Let's say for a moment that the above in kind of true; that Leanna married Owen White, not Goring White, and that Susanna and Cloe were daughters-in-law, rather than daughters. (Indeed, a reading of Jane Shreve's letter might suggest to someone that Susanna and Chloe were sisters but we know from Landon's letters that that was not the case.) We can then place this family neatly into Landon's family: mother Cloe, in-law aunt Susanna and an aunt who married a White. It fits so well that it almost has to be true.

If the Virginia Families paragraph is kind of true, what else is kind of true? Could it be that John Duncan's son Charles did marry or otherwise did not die childless? The 1787 tax list for Fauquier county includes the following:

    Duncan Charles self 0 7 10 9 25
    Duncan Charles self 0 0 0  1 0     son to Charles

We have no proof that our Charles is the younger Charles but we know that he married the previous year in Fauquier county and might very well have been taxed. In any event, we know from this record that a young man in Fauquier county named Charles Duncan had a father named Charles Duncan. A study of extant land records and deeds, if they exist at all, might yield some information on that point.

And we end up with a much clearer picture of Landon's family. If we accept that Charles was Landon's cousin, then we can reasonably accept that Charles's grandparents were John Duncan Jr and Dinah Bradford.

So now, let's revise the chart above with the very important caveat that there is some theory here, that it's kind of true. It still needs to be (dis)proved:

John Duncan, Jr m Dinah Bradford | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | | | | | | | | William Joseph John Charles Rose Leanna Chloe3 Alamander Unknown (1750-) (c1751) (1756-) m Leander m Owen | (1766-) (Charles?) m Lydia m Jemima Murphy2 White | m Susannah | Duncan, Marr | | Vaughan | dau of | | | | | Rice Alamander | | Hiram Duncan | Duncan (1777-) | | | and Marshall Jane m Landon Duncan Charles Duncan (1793-) Shreves (1786-1867) (1761-1838) m Sarah Kirk m Margaret Kirk

In other words, Jane, Landon, Hiram and Charles were first cousins to one another. And, again, note the reference to the Bradford family in the Jane Shreves letter.

We can add to this mix the fact that Charles Duncan was a generation older than Landon. This would mean that Landon's father was probably one of John's youngest sons and that our Charles was a grandson through one of the elder sons. The next step is to find out more about the elder Charles. What land records are in his name? Did he move out of Fauquier County and die elsewhere?

Now that I've painted a rather pretty picture, let me try to destroy it.

Alamander Duncan was born in 1766. If we give his mother a spread of about 20 years for her birthing career (oops), her earliest child might have been born c1746. That dovetails nicely with the birth of her supposed son William (1750). It's believed that Dinah was born c1726--based on what, I don't know, but it would be best not to assume that she had children earlier than c1745. We don't know when Charles, another supposed son, was born. If 1746 then he'd have been about 15 when our Charles was born. But our Charles's age works nicely to have been a son of Dinah. However, Landon does not refer to him as an uncle but as a cousin.

We do not know who Landon's father was but his mother married Thomas Kirk in January of 1818. Landon makes reference in his 1818 letter to his mother and father. Clearly, he's referring to his step-father, Thomas Kirk, who happens to have also been his father-in-law! Since Thomas was the brother-in-law of our Charles Duncan (married to Thomas Kirk's sister), Charles was related by marriage twice over.

Here's the in-law relationship between Landon and Charles Duncan:

John Kirk <-- brothers? --> Thomas Kirk | m Margeret Duncan -------------------------------------- | | | | -------------- John Kirk Thomas Kirk Margaret Kirk | | (1754-) (c1756-1821) (1767-1847) Joseph Kirk Mary Kirk m Elizabeth m2 Chloe Duncan m Charles Duncan, m Wm Duncan O'Brian mother of Landon "cousin" of Landon Duncan Duncan m1 Nancy Webb | Sarah Kirk m Landon Duncan

Excellent information for Landon Duncan is found at http://www.dsa.duncanroots.com/ancestors/rev_landon_duncan_1786.htm.

Addtional online resources are:

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dobson/nc/ncstoke2.htm

DNA

William Duncan of Giles County was born c1761 and was about the same age as Charles. His wife, Mary Kirk, was a daughter of Thomas Kirk and Margaret Duncan. A descendant of William's is a Y-DNA match of the male descendants of John Duncan and Dinah Bradford. Consider the following:

  • A letter from Landon written to Alamander Duncan
  • Alamander's bible says he was son of John and Dinah
  • A letter says that (my) Charles was a cousin of Landon Duncan
  • Landon's mother was a daughter of John and Dinah
  • Landon's DNA does not match John's
  • John and Dinah had a son named Charles
  • The 1787 census calls my Charles "son of Charles."
  • William Duncan's Y matches the Duncan/Bradford family

A partilineal descendant of Charles descendant should Y-test for confirmation. But it is looking exceedingly good that Charles was a grandson, likely through Charles, of John and Dinah.

More DNA info is found at http://ancestraldata.com/ahnentafel/250/y-duncan.html. Comments, corrections and contributions to the data are welcomed.

1989 Article

I wrote the following for a Hogue family reunion in July 1989.

Duncan, Charles.

Born 10 January 1761 in Fauquier County, Virginia. His parents are currently unknown; however, there were several families named Duncan in Fauquier County in the late 18th century. As well, there were a number of Duncans in Stokes County, North Carolina where he resided some years after the Revolution. More significantly, there are Duncans found in his last place of residence, Giles County, Virginia.

Of those families is a Rev. Landon Duncan. The Giles County Historical Society sent me a copy of a biography of Landon written by Jack Winsor Hanson. It states, "Landon Duncan was born in Fauquier County, Virginia ca. 1786. He was born into a large family of Duncans who lived in the county, but removed thence to Stokes County, North Carolina, and passed his boyhood there. He grew up under George Washington's presidency. About the close of the 18th century, he moved from North Carolina to Virginia to what is now Giles County."

This same biography states that Landon had a brother Rev. Charles Duncan; however, we cannot be sure that he was the same Charles. We do know that Landon performed the marriages for Charles'[s] children Thornton (1819) and Margaret (1828) as well as for Charles'[s] grandchildren Judith Southern (1825), Sally Southern (1828) and Alice Southern (1830). Undoubtedly, Charles and Landon were related. Further study of Landon's life, who was a prominent citizen of his day, might reveal more about Charles'[s] parentage.

Charles joined the fight against the British on 12 January 1777, serving as a private in Daniel's Morgan Regiment. According to his pension records he was at the battle of Branywine, 11 September 1777, at which Washington was severely defeated by General Howe, although retarding Howe's advance on Philadelphia. He was discharged at Fredericktown, Maryland on 12 January 1780.

On 27 July 1819 he and his brother-in-law, John Kirk, appeared in court to present testimony regarding Charles'[s] service. It states, "he is in reduced circumstances and stand in need of the assistance of his County for Support..."

Charles Duncan and Margaret Kirk were married in Fauquier County, Virginia on 17 December 1786. Their first two children were born in Virginia. In 1791 their third child, Elizabeth, was born in North Carolina. In 1798 son Braxton was born in Virginia, probably Giles County.

Charles Duncan died in Giles County, Virginia in 24 October 1838.

Some Descendants

I compiled the following sometime prior to 1995.

  1. Charles DUNCAN. Born 19 Jan 1761 in Fauquier Co., VA. He married
     Margaret "Peggy" Kirk 17 Dec 1786 in Fauquier Co., VA and died in Giles
     Co., VA 24 Oct 1838. Margaret was born 3 Oct 1767 in Fauquier Co., VA
     and died 29 or 30 Oct 1846 in Mercer Co., IL.  She was the sister of
     John KIRK, a Revolutionary War soldier. John was born in Scotland, 1754
     and died in Giles Co., VA 5 Dec 1850. He was married to Elizabth
     O'Bryant.

      +   2. Buford.
          3. John K. Born 26 Jan 1789 and died 11 Dec 1814.
      +   4. Elizabeth.
          5. Thornton. Born 14 Jan 1793. He married Peggy EMMONS, 11 Jul
             1819, Giles Co., VA.
          6. Ezekiel. Born 12 Jun 1795.
      +   7. Braxton.
      +   8. Margaret.
          9. Elsby. Born 20 Nov 1802.
         10. Nancy. Born 4 Mar 1806. Married ____ BROOKS.
         11. Judith. Born 14 Jul 1808. She married Andrew J. BROWN, 28 May
             1835, Giles Co., VA.
         12. Sarah. Born 4 May 1811 and died 28 Sep 1813.

     SOURCES: Military pension records. Fauquier Co., VA marriage bonds,
     page 188.

  2. Buford DUNCAN. Born 15 Sep 1787, VA and died 12 Jul 1863, Mercer Co.,
     IL. He married Frances ____ (born ca. 1792, VA).

     Children:

         13. James.
      +  14. Charles.
         15. Elizabeth. Married ____ VERNON.
         16. Margaret.

     SOURCES: Will of Buford Duncan. 1860 census Mercer Co, IL page 370. 
     Pension records of Charles Duncan. 1850 census Mercer Co., IL page 395.

  4. Elizabeth DUNCAN. Born 20 Jan 1791 in North Carolina and died 1878 in
     Cedar Co., IA. She married John SOUTHERN in NC. He died ca. 1840-42.
     She married secondly to Abraham LETT on her birthday, 20 Jan 1842, in
     Cedar County, IA. Abraham died in 1865, Cedar Co., IA.

     Children:
 
         17. Margaret. She married William SHANNON on 10 Dec 1822, Giles
             Co., VA.
         18. Judith. She married James EMMONS on 24 Oct 1825, Giles Co., VA.
      +  19. Sarah.
         20. Nancy.
         21. Alice. She married John EMMONS 21 Oct 1830, Giles Co., VA.
      +  22. Luke. 
         23. John. Born ca. 1815, VA.
         24. Susannah. Married John JOHNSON, 19 Dec 1831 in Giles Co., VA.
         25. Martin. Born ca. 1818, VA. He married first to Malinda MEADOWS
             27 Aug 1838 in Giles Co., VA and married second to Elizabeth
             Ann BOLTON 17 Feb 1850 in Cedar Co., IA. Elizabeth was born ca.
         26. Parker. He married Lucinda STAFFORD on 2 Oct 1838, Giles Co.,
             VA.
         27. Elizabeth. She married ca. 1840 to Floyd DUNCAN, Cedar Co., IA.
         28. Jane. Married Fleming T. BROWN, 14 Sep 1838, Giles Co., VA.
         29. Mary Ann. Born ca. 1826. Married Joseph MCMAHON 28 Sep 1842,
             Cedar Co., IA.
      +  30. Charles William.
         31. B. D. Born ca. 1833, VA.
         32. Duncan.
         33. Salena.

     SOURCES: IGI file of the LDS Church. Colleen Williams. Pension records
     of Charles Duncan. Census records for Cedar Co., IA, Giles Co., VA and
     Mercer Co., IL. "Giles County History."

  7. Braxton DUNCAN. Born 1 Feb 1798, VA. He married 18 Oct 1835, Giles Co.,
     VA to Araminta KIRK. Araminta was born 15 Jan 1815.

     Children:

         34. Mantitia?. (Female.) Born ca 1840, VA.
         35. Oscar. Born ca. 1841, IL.
         36. Ann E.. Born ca. 1843, IL.
         37. Granvill B. Born ca. 1845, IL.
         38. Josephine. Born ca. 1847, IL.
         39. Virginia. Born ca. 1849, IL.
         40. Thomas K. Born Jun 1850, IL.

     SOURCES: Pension records of Charles Duncan. 1850 census, Mercer Co.,
     IL.

  8. Margaret DUNCAN. Born 10 Jul 1800, VA. She married George BOLTON, 31
     Jan 1828, Giles Co., VA.

         Children:

         41. Charles A. Born ca. 1832, VA. (See #53).
         42. Margaret. Born ca. 1834, VA
         43. Martha L. Born ca. 1836, VA
         44. Mary. Born ca. 1838, VA
         45. Christina. Born ca. 1840, VA.

 14. Charles DUNCAN. Born ca. 1814, VA. Married Mary A. ____.

     Children:

         46. Frank. Born ca. 1840 IN.
         47. James. Born ca. 1843, IL.
         48. Elizabeth. Born ca. 1846, IL.
         49. (male). Born ca. 1850, IL.
         50. Mary. Born ca. 1853, IL.

 19. Sarah "Sally" SOUTHERN. She was born 26 Apr 1808, NC and died 26 Apr
     1888 in Carson or Montgomery, IA. She married William Henry BOLTON 10
     Sep 1828 in Giles Co., VA. William was born 10 Nov 1807, Giles Co., VA
     and died in 1863, Cedar Co., IA.

         51. James Alderson. Born 1831, Giles Co., VA. He married Missouri. 
             Emmes TRAVIS (1856-1909) on 24 Aug 1856. James died 25 Jan
             1895.
      +  52. Oliva Louise.
      +  53. Louisa.
         54. Virginia "Jenny." Born ca. 1838, Cedar Co., IA. Married 14 Feb
             1854 to Cyrus VAN METER.
         55. George. Born 9 Dec 1840 Cedar Co., IA and married there to
             Hannah PIERCE on 8 Nov 1860. He died in IA on 29 Oct 1906. 
             Hannah was born in Richland Co., OH on 21 Mar 1838 and died in
             IA, 28 Nov 1923.
         56. John Henry. Born 23 Mar 1843 Cedar Co., IA. He died 27 Apr
             1912. John married Correlia A. CULVER 31 Dec 1863 in Cedar Co.,
             IA. Correlia was born 14 Jul 1844 and doied 27 Jul 1939.
         57. Agnes. Born 1847, Cedar Co., IA. Married Aaron PIRCE 1866,
             Cedar Co., IA.
         58. Candace. Born ca. 1851, Cedar Co., IA and died in KS. She
             married Pierce EMMONS.

         SOURCE: Colleen Williams.

 22. Luke SOUTHERN. Born ca. 1814, NC. He married Mary JINKS, 24 Aug
     1826(?), Giles Co., VA. Mary was born in England ca. 1813. Luke married
     second, Matilda B. She was born 10 Jun 1824 in VA and died 22 Aug 1889,
     Giles Co., VA.

         59. Elizabeth. Born ca. 1841, VA.
         60. Joseph. Born ca. 1843, VA.
         61. Martha. Born ca. 1845, VA.
         62. ?John F. Born ca. 1847, VA.
         63. Emma. Born ca. 1849, VA.
         64. John. Born ca. 1850, VA.
         65. Charles. Born ca. 1855, VA.
         66. Minnie. Born ca. 1860 VA.
         67. Ida. Born ca. 1862, VA.
         68. Eve. Born ca. 1864, VA.
         69. Henrietta. Born ca. 1866, VA.
         70. Philip. Born ca. 1859, VA.

 30. Charles William SOUTHERN. Born Giles Co., VA 28 Apr 1829. He married
     first Sarah DUNCAN 1 Nov 1849 in Mercer Co., IL.  Charles married
     second to Mrs. Ruth (HOOVER) MCMANUS in New Boston, Mercer Co., IL on 6
     Aug 1851. Ruth was born on 20 Jan 1825 in Champaigne Co., OH and died
     in Mercer Co. on 6 June 1905.  Charles third wife was Mrs. Elizabeth
     STEWART. They married on 21 Oct 1908.

     Children:

      +  71. Catherine "Cass" E.
      +  72. Sarah Eva.
         73. William. Born 28 Oct 1856, Mercer Co., IL. Died 27 Sep 1884,
             Mercer Co.,IL.
         74. Martha. Born 23 Jul 1860, Mercer Co., IL
         75. Marion Levi. Born 23 Apr 1862, Mercer Co., IL. Died 1937,
             Mercer Co., IL.

      SOURCES: Military pension record for Charles. The Times Record, 15 Dec
      1921. Cheryl McCaw, Mercer Co., IL. Ruth's obit.

  52. Oliva BOLTON. Born 6 Sep 1832 in Giles Co., VA. She married 4 Mar 1852
      in Tipton, Cedar Co., IA to Absalom Dempsey BOLTON, a son of Jacob and
      Elizabeth (INKSELL) BOLTON. Oliva died 19 Feb 1918.  Her husband was
      born 2 Feb 1822 and died 20 Feb 1903.  They are both buried in the
      Rice Cemetery, Wasco, OR.

      Children:

         76. Sarah Elizabeth. Born 18 Dec 1852, Oregon City, OR and died 10
             Apr 1862, Wasco Co., OR. Unmarried and no children.
         77. Derbe Lee. Born 21 Dec 1854, Lane Co., OR. He married Martha
             Jane PRATT, 3 Oct 1877, in Wasco Co., OR. Martha was 1859 and
             died 1946.  Derbe died 2 Aug 1848 in Wasco Co., OR.
         78. William Bunker. Born 24 Aug 1857, Lane Co., OR and died 26 Oct
             1875, Wasco Co., OR. Unmarried.
         79. Adda Louisa. Born 25 Sep 1859, Wasco Co., OR. Married 13 Apr
             1885 in IA to her cousin Lewis P. BOLTON (#85). She died 14 Nov
             1942 in Wasco Co., OR.
         80. Leonard Walter. 30 Sep 1861, Wasco Co., OR. Died 3 Jul 1863.
         81. Absalom Ghant. Born 7 Oct 1863, Wasco Co., OR. Married Cora
             Walton TERRY 6 Nov 1911 in Wasco Co., OR. He died 6 Aug 1939 in
             Wasco Co., OR. Cora was born in 1878, Denison, TX and died in
             1955.
         82. Dean Duncan. Born 26 Dec 1865, Wasco Co., OR. Died 7 Jan 1935,
             Los Angeles, CA. He married Sylba ALLEN (1873-1936) 9 Jan 1895
             in Wasco Co., OR.
         83. George Nead. Born 21 Aug 1867, Wasco Co, OR and died 20 Nov
             1950 in Lebanon, OR. He married Flora Smith FUNK (1861-1957) in
             Moror, OR on 30 Jun 1895.
         84. John Parke. Born 8 Mar 1874 in Wasco Co., OR and died 18 Jan
             1942 in Wasco Co., OR. He married first Minnie HEISLER on 22
             Nov 1896 in Dufour, OR and married secons 17 Dec 1914 in
             Portland OR.

         SOURCE: Colleen Williams.

  53. Louisa BOLTON. Louisa was born 8 Feb 1835 in IN. She died 16 Sep 1886
      and is buried in the Buckner Cemetery, Montogomery Co., IA. She
      married, on 23 Mar 1854, Charles Henry BOLTON in Tipton, Cedar Co., IA
      (probably #41).  Charles was born 7 Mar 1832 in Giles Co., VA and was
      the son of George and Margaret (DUNCAN) BOLTON.  He is buried in
      Macadonia, Pottowattamie Co., IA.

         Children:

         85. Lewis Preston. Born 17 Oct 1855, Cedar Co., IA and died 1 Sep
             1913, Wasco Co., OR. He married 13 Apr 1885 in IA to Adda
             Louise BOLTON, his cousin (#79).
         86. George A. Born 1857, Cedar Co., IA
         87. Mary Jane. Born 4 Sep 1860 in Cedar Co., IA and died 22 Mar
             1898, Montomery, IA. Unmmaried.
         88. Cora. Born 1863, Cedar Co., IA. She married Jesse PETTIT.
         89. Martin Sherman. Born 31 May 1866, Cedaer Co., IA and died 19
             Oct 1877, Montgomery, IA. Unmarried.
         90. Olive. Born ca. 1868, Cedar Co., IA and died ca. 1871.

         SOURCE: Colleen Williams.

  59. Catherine "Cass" E. SOUTHERN. Born 1852-1853 in IL. She married George
      MARTIN. 

      Children:

         91. Eva.
         92. Nina.
         93. Rebecca.
         94. William. Died Canada.

  60. Sarah Eva SOUTHERN. Born 17 Apr 1855, IL and died in Tingley, Ringgold
      Co., IA on 7 Mar 1935.  She married Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST on 4 Sep
      1873 in Aledo, Mercer Co., IL.  Oliver was born 16 Oct 1851 in Brown
      Co., OH and died 12 Jun 1942, Tingley, Ringgold Co., IA.

      Children:

         95. Charles R. 1875-1948. Married Anna Hill.
         96. Fred LeRoy. 1878-1957. Married Elizabeth Shepard
         97. Euphemia Ruth. 1880-1977. Married William Ellis McDowell.
         98. Berten William. 1883-1958. Married Evelyn B. House.
         99. Elizabeth May. 1887-1971. Married Vern L. Garver.
        100. Olive Fay. 1888-1971. Married Harold Fox DeWitt.
        101. Eva Grace. 1890-1992. Married Coridon Clayton Huston.
        102. Harry Taylor. 1893-1962. Married Floy Alice Hankins.

1. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dobson/nc/ncstokes.htm
2. The only Leander Murphy I can find in census records for all of 1810 and 1820 is for Shelby county KY, p 216 (1810) and p 136 (1820). In 1820, the eldest male is 45+. This would make him born prior to 1775. He is living next to the John Murphy household, eldest male being 26-45.
3. Y-DNA test results from descendants of Landon Duncan's show that his father was not the son of John and Dinah (Bradford), confirming the notion that his mother, Chloe, was John's daughter. Landon may have acquired Chloe's maiden name.


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