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~ DUNCAN~ My Ancestors & Their DescendantsUpdated September 13, 2007
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From 1775 to 1810 between 200,000 and 300,000 men, women, and children crossed the Cumberland Gap into the unknown land of Kentucky. Carved by wind and water, the Cumberland Gap forms a major break in the formidable Appalachian Mountain chain.First used by large game animals in their migratory journeys, followed by Native Americans, the Cumberland Gap was the first and best avenue for the settlement of the interior of this nation.
The trail that passed through the Cumberland Gap, referred to as the "Wilderness Road", was marked by Daniel Boone in 1775 and opened access from Virginia into Kentucky.Only pack teams could cross the mountains until 1776 when the trail was widened enough to allow a Conestoga wagon to pass.Kentucky was thought to be a farmer's paradise because of the rich and plentiful topsoil.The fame of these Kentucky valleys created a rush of migrations into this new territory.The Wilderness Road provided the means for the first settlements in Harrodsburg and many other sites to follow on or near the Kentucky River.Captain James Harrod founded Harrodsburg, then known as "Harrod's Town", in 1774.From 1776 to 1779 Kentucky was known as Kentucky County, Virginia. In 1780 settlement started in Frankfort.In 1786 Frankfort was located in Fayette County.
All of my ancestors eventually migrated to Kentucky, coming from Virginia, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina. They came in the 1700's and early 1800's becoming neighbors, friends, and family. Now their descendants live in many areas of North America, many still in Kentucky.
After my ancestors came to Kentucky, deeds show they bought land along the Salt River and Gilbert's Creek.Early church records show that they were members of the Salt River Baptist, a Baptist Church known as Gilbert's Creek Church and the Hebron Church (Presbyterian)...continued in book
RESEARCHING: ABBIT / ABBOTT - BLACKETER - COLVIN - DUNCAN - HABLUTZEL / HOBLIT / HOBLET - HAWKINS - LEECH - LOCKMAN - REYNOLDS - STEWART - TIMMONS
~ SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ~
Nancy DUNCAN Young Robinson, my sister, who first began the research of our ancestors and preserved many of the pictures on this site. <[email protected]>
Lyndell Duncan & his wife Lois descendant of Robert E L DUNCAN, son of Matthew Duncan. <[email protected]>
Herb Duncan descendant of Robert E L DUNCAN <[email protected]>
Robert Owen Duncan descendant of Mark DUNCAN, brother of Matthew Duncan. <[email protected]>
Ann Reel O'Nan descendant of William BLACKETER, brother of Henry Blacketer.
Omar Blacketer descendant of Vincent Lockman BLACKETER.
Shirley Colvin descendant of Elijah COLVIN. <[email protected]>
Joyce Libes descendant of James HAWKINS, brother of Susannah Hawkins. < [email protected] >
Marylin Duff descendant of John HOBLET, son of Johannes Michael HABLUTZEL. <[email protected]>
Janet Hoblit Donahew descendant of Johannes Michael HOBLIT. <[email protected]>
Mary Toff descendant of John B LOCKMAN, brother of Olive Lockman. <[email protected]>
Linda Arnold descendant of Holley BLACKETER & John B LOCKMON/LOCKMAN <[email protected]>
John McCall descendant of Mary Elizabeth REYNOLDS, daughter of William (Jr.) Reynolds <[email protected]>
Terri Rene Howard descendant of Rebecca REYNOLDS, daughter of William (Sr.) Reynolds. <[email protected]>
Emma Lee Tolliver descendant of James Allen STEWART, son George Stewart.<[email protected]>
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