Duncans in Coosa Co. AL


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

Last revised September 3, 2003

Formed 1832 from Creek Cession 1832
Elmore formed 1866 from Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery, Tallapoosa


1840 Coosa Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Coosa Co. AL Census
Pg.18, #230, Jacob DUNCAN 32 NC farmer
                  Cely 32 GA
                  Gilbert 9, Edmund 8 GA
                  Rebecca 6 GA
                  Amanda 5, Elizabeth 4 AL
                  Rhodes (m) 3, Mary 1 AL
                  (MAD: mar. Celia Gay 4/8/1839 Harris Co. GA; ? 1840 Harris Co. GA census; one Rebecca A. Duncan mar. Chas. W. Sanford 12/1/1859; Jacob had brothers Ned and Rhodes of 1850 Troup Co. GA census)
Pg.37, #549, Nathaniel DUNCAN 38 GA farmer $2500
                  Sarah 30 GA
                  Lavina 12, Virgil 10 GA
                  Julius C.A. 9, Mary 7 GA
                  Loretta 4, George W. 2 AL
Pg.108, James FINLEY 35 GA, Mariah 33 AL, children
Pg.111, Jane FINDLEY 40 GA w/ Thomas DePRIEST 27 GA & family
Pg.115, George FINDLEY 42 GA, wife 29 & ch. (Hatchet Creek Dist.)
Pg.120, Ann FINDLEY 46 SC w/ John JACKSON 28 GA & family (Hatchet Creek Dist.)
            (MAD: looking for Allen Findlay mar. Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan 3/26/1848; ?? 1850 Chambers Co. AL census)

1860 Coosa Co. AL Census
P.O. Equality
Pg.104, #754-771, Nat DUNCAN 50 GA farmer $1400-$1000
                  Sarah 40 GA
                  L. (f) 23, V.R. (m) 22 GA
                  J.A. (m) 20, M.G. (f) 17 GA
                  S.S. (f) 14, N. (m) 9 AL
                  W. (m) 7, D.W. (m) 4 AL
                  (MAD: ch. Lavina, Virgil R., Julius Caesar Augustus, Mary G., Loretta or Loretta L. or S.S., George W., Nathaniel Cicero, William, D. Webster; Nathaniel Cicero b.1852 AL and D. Webster b.1856 AL in 1880 Upshur Co. TX census)
Pg.117, #----, Wm. DUNCAN, 1858, 23 GA farmer manslaughter
                  G.R. DUNCAN (m), 1859, 25 GA farmer horse stealing
P.O. Rockford
Pg.175, #1228-1249, Jacob DUNCAN 45 GA farmer $2000-$1000
                  Celia 40 GA
                  Gilbert 20, Edmond 18 AL
                  Amanda 16, Elizabeth 14 AL
                  Mary 12, Rhodes 10 AL
                  John 8, Julia 6, Thos. 4 AL
                  (MAD: several children mar. in Crenshaw Co. AL 1867-1868; Rhodes Duncan 22 AL in 1870 Kemper Co. MS census; Celia Duncan and children in 1870 Sabine Par. LA census; Celia d.1900 Eastland Co. TX)


Coosa Co. AL Deeds & Mortgages, Indexes
      Grantors 1834-1885 (FHL film 1,822,136 item 3)
      F-671: Nathaniel Duncan to Levi Pearson, Feb. 26, 1849, $240, E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec.35 T22 R20
      G-128: Nathaniel Duncan to Jere C. Childers, March 25, 1850, $200, W 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec.35 T22 R20, rec. Sept. 23, 1850
      No others to Book 36
      Grantees 1834-1885 (FHL film 1,822,136 item 4)
      K-650: J.B. Parker to J. Duncan, Jan. 27, 1859, $400, W 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec.2 T19 R20, rec. Oct. 3, 1861

Coosa Co. AL Deeds & Mortgages
      F-671: Coosa Co. AL, 26 Feb. 1849, Nathaniel Duncan and wife Sarah A.S. for $240 to Levi Pearson of same, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.35 T22 R20E, 80 acres; wit. James Weld, J.R. Weld. (FHL film 1,822,140)
      G-128: Coosa Co. AL, 25 March 1850, Nathaniel Duncan and wife Sarah A.C. ("Sarah A.S." in body of deed) for $200 to Jesse C. Childers, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.35 T22 R20, 80 acres; wit. C.W. Powell, L.H. Justice. (FHL film 1,822,140)
      K-650: 27 Jan. 1857, Joseph B. Parker and wife Ann, of Coosa Co. AL for $400 to Jacob Duncan of same, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.2, T19 R20E, 80 acres; no wit. (FHL film 1,822,142)


Coosa Co. AL Probate Records; general indexes (FHL film 1,822,136)
   Orphans Court Records 1834-1858
      Index to Orphans Court Minutes v.1-3 - no Duncan
      Index to Orphans Court Accounts v.4 & F, v.5 & G - no Duncan
      Index to Commrs court v.7 - no Duncan
      Index to minutes of probate v.5-7 and "v.5" which is v.G of accounts - no Duncan
      Index to Commissioners Court v.8 - no Duncan
   Index to wills, bonds, etc. 1834-1858
      Index to wills & orphans' record v.2 - no Duncan
      Index to bond books v.1-2 - no Duncan
      Index to accounts v.M-O - no Duncan
      Index to probate minutes v.8-11 - no Duncan


AL Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865, cards in AL State Archives; Driver to Elich (FHL film 1,462,918)
      MAD: most items were small typed cards, 3x5; some items were very blurred in the filming and were double images and hard to read. Cards had name and rank in upper left corner, service unit usually in upper right corner, notation if Home Guard, details from source were given in center of card, and the "Authority" as the last line on the card. The service record from the Historical Record Roll frequently listed several engagements he served in, dates wounded, absent, present, etc., and I usually did not copy all the details.
      Duncan, J.A., Private, Co.A, 34th AL Inf., enlisted Coosa Co. AL, May 26, 1862, age 21. Authority: Muster in roll, Loachopola, AL, May 26, 1862. (MAD: see also Montgomery Co. AL)
      Duncan, V.R., 4th Sgt. Co.A, 34th AL Inf. Regt. Montgomery, AL, March 7, 1862. Authority: Original muster in roll dated Tupelo, MS, June 30, 1862.
      Duncan, V.R., 4th Sergt, Co.A, 34th AL Inf. Reg. March 7, 1862, Montgomery, AL. Authority: Payroll dated at Tullohoma, TN, Nov. 20, 1862.
      Duncan, V.R., 4th Sergt, Co.A, 34th AL Inf. Enlisted Coosa Co. AL, May 26, 1862, age 24. Authority: Muster in roll, Loashapoka, AL, May 16, 1862.
      Duncan, Virgil R., 4th Sergt, Co.A, 34th AL Inf. March 7, "1863," Montgomery, AL. Remarks: Commutation for clothing not furnished in kind. Authority: Pay roll, Missionary Ridge, Oct. 31, 1863.

Texas Confederate Pension Files
      #33568, 8/9/15, R. Duncan, Eastland Co. TX, P.O. Ranger, TX, Route 2, filed Aug. 30, 1913; rejected, home too valuable, $1950; pension approved 12/13/1916. R. Duncan surrendered at Blakely, AL, April 9, 1865; now age 65, born Coosa Co. AL, resided in TX 22 years, resided in Eastland Co. 22 years, Minister of Gospel but not in active service; I also farm some, am not able to work regular; served Co.B, 63rd AL Regiment, enlisted Oct. 1864, paroled May 1865; /s/ 9 Sept. 1913, witness E. Duncan, G.M. Hazard. Deposition of E. Duncan, age 71, brother of R. Duncan who was born in Coosa Co. AL, wrote letters to R. Duncan when R. Duncan was in service. Letter 6/7/1918 from W.C. Gholson. Physician affidavit 30 July 1915, Rev. Rhodes Duncan, chronic muscular rheumatism and arterio scleroscis. Deposition of E.E. Williamson age 68 of Eastland Co. TX, she ... my mother got letters from him. He did not get home from the war for some time after the other brother of mine came home ... R. Duncan is my brother. (FHL film 967,714)
      #43780, Mrs. R. Duncan, Dead 8-11-39, Eastland Co., 804 Cherry St., Ranger, TX; filed May 12, 1928, appr. May 12, 1928, pension allowed from 3/1/1928. Widow of Rhodes Duncan who died 27 July 1920 in Eastland Co. TX, mar. 10 Oct. 1869 in Kemper Co. MS; age 78, born Nov. 5, 1850, Coosa Co. AL, resided TX 36 years, resided present residence for 36 years, Ranger, TX, 804 Cherry St.; husband drew pension #33568; /s/ 26 April 1928, witnesses Mrs. Virginia Gholson, Mrs. M.T. Ames, & S.V.V. Cooper. 12/8/1938, for several years Mrs. Duncan has been living with Haden Neal; Mrs. Duncan is the mother of Haden Neal's wife; Mrs. Duncan age 90. Letter 12/1/1938, A.E. Duncan, Fort Worth. Bond 22 May 1939, Tarrant, TX, for Mrs. R. Duncan, sureties Virginia D. Gholson, A.E. Duncan; letter from Virginia D. Gholson about "my mother." MAD: nothing gives Mrs. R. Duncan's first name. (FHL film 969,285)

HISTORIES before 1923

1899 "The Ministerial Directory of the Baptist Churches" by George W. Lasher, D.D.; pub. by Ministerial Directory Co., Oxford, OH (copy of pgs.225-226 from Margo Thiel 1/1986)
      Name, city & State; Place of birth; Place and date licensed and ordained; Preached; other abbreviations: Preached; Studied; Church; Institute; College
      DUNCAN, Rhodes, Ranger [Eastland Co.], TX - Born Coosa Co. AL; Lic. Jan. 1880, Ord. Jan. 9, 1881, Liberty Ch. MS; P. Liberty 1881-87; West Kemper 1882-85; Bluff Spring 1881-86; Salem 1883-88; Mont Nelson 1885; Pine Grove MS 1886-87; Macedonia 1890-92; Ranger 1896-98; Providence, TX 1895-99.


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