Duncan research files of
1830-1840 Dallas Co. AL Census
No Duncan indexed
1850 Dallas Co. AL Census
Pg.250, #240, Wm. S. SMITH 52 SC, J.E. (f) 32 SC, & ch.
& other families
J.W. DUNCAN 24 TN overseer
Pg.291, #900, Wm. W. DANIELS 20 AL overseer (alone)
(MAD: looking for William W. Daniel mar. Mary Ann Duncan 12/27/1849 in Lauderdale Co. AL)
1860 Dallas Co. AL Census
Pg.819, #407-403, B.J. DUNCAN (m) 24 VA mercht. $4500-$15000
S.A. (f) 22 VA mar/in/year
R.V. KIDD (m) 20 AL clerk
V.A. KIDD (f) 17 AL
H.A. EARNS (m) 21 PA clerk
W.C. LEWIS (m) 22 AL clerk
(MAD: Benjamin Josiah Duncan mar. Susan Kidd 7/21/1859 Marengo Co. AL; son of Marcus M. Duncan of 1850 Talladega Co. AL census; she bur. Burmingham, Jefferson Co. AL but has marker in Hale Co. AL as Susan Alice Kidd, wife of B.J. Duncan, 11/19/1837 - 7/4/1916; see also "Compendium of American Genealogy" by Frederick A. Virkus, Vol.II, pg.191)
Pg.865, #750-739, Henry MARTIN 63 NC farmer $15550-$41357
Ann 54 NC
Henry C. 16 NC
Emeline F. HARRELL 31 NC
Augustus 12 NC
Henry LEVILLE 10 NC
Joseph DUNCAN 1 NC
J.S. HANSER 34 NC overseer
(MAD: ?? one Emeline Duncan 28 NC, married, died July; from 1860 Mortality Schedule)
Pg.953-4, #581, Isaac SADDLER 35 SC butcher $3750-6000
Mary E. 33 TN
W.S. (m) 12, Martha 10 AL
Theodocia (f) 7, Mary A. 6 AL
Alabama 4, Iris J. 3/12 AL
A.W. WILDER (m) 24 AL carpenter
Thomas PARTIN 25 GA brick mason
C.C. DUNCAN (m) 26 VA engineer
(MAD: ? Constantine Duncan, 1850 King William Co. VA census)
Pg.960-1, #643, T.H. AVERYT (m) 27 AL farmer $6300-4850
Fanny O. 27 AL
Martin A. 5, T.D. 3, George T. 1 AL
Henry D. DUNCAN 30 TN (no occupation)
(MAD: ?? Henry Duncan in 1850 ?? Wilson Co. TN census ??)
1870 Dallas Co. AL Census
Pg.409, #36-36, DUNCAN, Elizabeth 43 SC keeping house $300-$300
Mattie (f) 25 GA at home
IOWN?, Jonah 15 AL domestic servant
River Beat, 8/10/1870
Pg.621, #313-361, DUNCAN, Thomas 60 VA BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
Henrietta 35 AL BLACK keeping house
SMITH, Antoinette (f) 20 AL BLACK farm laborer
Rhoda (f) 19 AL BLACK farm laborer
Alfred 15 AL BLACK
DUNCAN, Alice 6, Florence 3 AL BLACKS
SMITH, Mary 3 AL BLACK
DUNCAN, Starke (m) 1 AL BLACK
SMITH, Angeline 10/12 AL BLACK b.July
Selma, Ward 2
Pg.638, #24-28, WARE, Rose 40 AL BLACK & family & others
DUNCAN, John 18 GA BLACK domestic servant
Selma, Ward 3
Pg.659, #88-105, DUNCAN, George 34 LA carriage maker $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Mary 34 AL keeping house
Walter (m) 5, Mand (f) 2 AL
Pg.679, #342-486, Hotel
DUNCAN, Benjamin 40 AL com. merchant $0-$0
Selma, Ward 4
Pg.690, #161-222, DUNCAN, Cicero (m) 45 GA BLACK laborer $0-$0
Elizabeth 39 NC BLACK laundress
Lavinia 18 NC BLACK laundress
Oliver 16 GA BLACK laborer
Elizabeth 3 AL BLACK
Pg.690, #161-224, DUNCAN, Charles 25 GA BLACK laborer
Amanda 28 AL BLACK farm laborer
William 1 AL BLACK
Pg.691, #178-256, DUNCAN, Constantine 37 VA engineer on R.R. $0-$0
Virginia 27 TN keeping house
Therressa (f) 3, Annie 1 AL
STARK?, George 51? NY butcher? $3000-$0
George 25 NY butcher
MINTER, Fannie? 25 IRE domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
Dallas Co. AL Marriage Index 1821-1880 (FHL film 1,289,627)
Vol. D, 1818-1845 - No Duncan groom (no bride index)
Vol. A, 1845-1865 (no bride index)
A-292, George W. Duncan to Mary Adair Apperson, license 4 July 1864; married 6 July 1864 by A.F. Shalding, MG
Possible marriages from 1850 census families, through Vol.F:
No Martin groom to Duncan bride
No Sadler groom to Duncan bride
No Leville groom to Duncan bride
No Averyt groom to Duncan bride
No Hanson groom to Duncan bride
No Harrell groom to Duncan bride
Dunklin marriages not copied
Dallas Co. AL Administrator and Guardian Bonds, vol.B, D 1838-1872 (FHL film 1,531,938 item 5-6)
Vol.B, 1838-1853 (1857?) - no Duncan
Vol.D, 1865-1873 - no Duncan; no Martin that refers to a Duncan (wanted parents of Joseph Duncan b.1859 with Henry Martin 63 NC & family in 1860)
Dallas Co. AL Deed Indexes
General direct index 1823-1871 v.1, DU on pg.132-135, 782, 792 (FHL film 1,532,248 item 2)
C-32: March 19, 1832, Jno. & Julia Duncan to Zach Lamar
C-92: March 19, 1832, Jno. & J. Duncan to Jno. J. Cocheron
E-47: Jan. 2, 1836, Jno. & Julia Duncan to Jno. J. Cocheron
E-227: Jan. 7, 1836, Jno. Duncan to M.J. Kenan
O-418: Jan. 8, 1850, Jas. Duncan to Lee Swaun
Q-667: June 1, 1855, Geo. Duncan to Geo. Pettibone
S-798: Dec. 3, 1859, B.J. Duncan to A.S. Jeffries
T-758: Dec. 21, 1863, B.J. Duncan to W.H. Judson
U/V?-217: April 26, 1866, B.J. Duncan to M.J.A. Keith & Co.
U-481: Feb. 26, 1866, C. Duncan to Jas. W. Lapeley admin.
W-90: March (no day) 1867, B.J. Duncan to Judson & Siddons
W-453: May 26, 1867, B.J. & Susan A. Duncan to Robt. White
Z-367: Jan. 15, 1869, C. Duncan to E.W. Pettus
DD-507: Dec. 23, 1869, C. & Virginia Duncan to Jno. T. Burr
Quit on Ben J. & B.J. Duncan after book W
General reverse index - DU on pg.132-135, 795, 600 (FHL film 1,532,253 item 2)
C-33: March 19, 1832, Zach Lamar to Jno. Duncan
D-180: Feb. 18, 1835, W.W. & Ann Olds to Jno. Duncan
E-213: May 23, 1835, L. & S. Abercrombie to Jno. Duncan
T-392: Sept. 17, 1860, W.J. Saffold to C.K. Duncan
T-700: Aug. 6, 1863, Russell & Ann E. McCord to Ben J. Duncan
U-486: Feb. 26, 1866, Jas. Hall, S.D. Watson, J.W. Tapley admin. & W.Y. Lander estate to C. Duncan
V-218: Jan. 16, 1864, E.T. & Mary E. Fellows to B.J. Duncan
W-90: Aug. 20, 1866, W.H. Inelun? & F.W. & G.W. Siddens to B.J. Duncan
Z-172: Oct. 3, 1866, John Riggs, J.R. Riggs admin, D.N. Riggs, et al to A.W. Duncan
Z-361: Jan. 6, 1868, J.C. Waite and Mis. F.A. Waite to C. Duncan
General index grantor 1823-1872 (FHL film 1,532,242 item 2)
Index by book; "Book E not indexed", 1836-1837 - quit
Dallas Co. AL Deeds
C-32: 19 March 1832, mortgage, John Duncan and wife Julit "Dunkin" of city of Mobile, AL, to Zachariah Lamar of Milledgeville, GA, for $4726.40: fractional Sec.25 and frac. Sec.26, both east of Alabama River in Twp.14 R9 in Cahaba Dist., 448 acres and 308 acres; Duncan to pay Lamar $2363.20 and interest by 19 March 1833 and same by 1834; wit. Edw. R. Byrd, Jno. F. Everett. (FHL film 1,532,897 item 3)
C-33: 19 March 1832, Zachariah Lamar of Milledgeville, GA, by attorney Uriah G. Mitchell of Cahaba, AL, to John Duncan of city of Mobile, AL, for $4726.40, fractional Sec.25 and frac. Sec.26, both east of Alabama River in Twp.15 R9, 756 acres; wit. A.J. King, James D. Cray. (FHL film 1,532,897 item 3)
C-92: 19 March 1832, John Duncan and wife Juliet of city of Mobile, AL, to John J. Crockeron of town of Cahaba, AL, $1, land in SE corner fractional Sec.25 east of Alabama River, Twp.14 R9, 40 acres, encumbered with remainder of fractional section by mortgage, $202 to be paid, reserve right of road along section line leading to river from John Howard's land to Tarver's Ferry, and from Tarver's Ferry Road across said land leading to Portland (more not copied); wit. Edwd. R. Byrd, Jno. F. Everett. (FHL film 1,532,897 item 3)
O-418: Dallas Co. AL, 8 Jan. 1850, James Duncan to Lea Swan, both of AL, $400, negro man named Wash or Washington; mortgage; Duncan borrowed $400 from Swan and gave note due on Jan. 1, 1851; /s/ James Duncan by Thomas M. Duncan agent and attorney; wit. Wm. M. Losslyn? (Lossly?). (FHL film 1,532,911)
T-392: Montgomery Co. AL, 17 Sept. 1860, Miltin J. Safford of afsd for $1 to Dr. Charles K. Duncan of same, negro boy age 17 named Osberne, girl 19 Sarah, woman 35 Sally, and my interest as one of legatees under will of Reuben and Mary Saffold of Dallas Co. AL, dated 31 March 1848, rec. 15 Dec. 1848 in Dallas Co. AL; mortgage for $5000 due Duncan by 1 Jan. 1861. (FHL film 1,532,913)
U-481: Dallas Co. AL, 26 Feb. 1866, Constantine Duncan to James W. Tapsley as admin. of estate of W.Y. Sandie?; Duncan owes $282.50 due Jan. 1, 1867, as security, mortgage part of subdivision of out lot #23 in town of Selma known as lots 2, 10 and 35; /s/ C. Duncan. (FHL film 1,532,914 item 2)
U-486: Dallas Co. AL, 26 Feb. 1866, James Hall and L.D. Watson and James W. Lapsley as admin. of estate of William Y. Jurdan? decd. to Constantine Duncan, sale made 23 Feb. 1866 by Hall per mortgage to him by said Watson and William Y. Sandie decd and by Lapsly per Probate Court order to sell Sandie's half interest and Watson joining to sell his undivided half interest to lot 23 in town of Selma, which lot had been subdivided; said Duncan acting by B.F. Maxey his agent was highest bidder for lots 2 and 3 and 35 for $565. (FHL film 1,532,914 item 2) (MAD: 1850 King William Co. VA census, age 18, b. DC)
"AL State Militia 1820-1865" alphabetical card file in AL State Archives, Clyde - D (FHL film 1,462,799; mostly in alphabetic order, Dunkin cards found later in file)
Duncan, H., AL State Militia 1860-65, Private, 41st Regiment, 7th Brigade, 6th Division, AL Militia. Authority: Militia Roll, dated March 6, 1862, Orrville, Dallas Co. AL, signed by Wm. Turner, Colonel.
Duncan, H., AL State Militia 1860-65, Private, 41st Regiment, 7th Brigade, 6th Division, AL Militia, Rasco Beat. Authority: Militia Roll dated March 6, Orrville, Dallas Co. AL, signed by Wm. Turner, Colonel. (MAD: two cards)
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, B.I. (age 30), Private, Goldsby Mounted Inf., Barbieres Bat'n. Cavl.; enlisted Selma, AL, Dallas Co., July 20, 1863; Remarks: was substitute in Confed. service. Authority: Original Muster Roll dated at Selma, AL, July 20, 1863.
Duncan, B.J., 2nd Class Militia, Dallas Co. Home Guard, March 15, 1864, Selma, AL; born in VA, age 27, hair dark, eyes grey, complexion sallow, height 6 ft. 1 inch, weight 150, occupation merchant, residence Selma, AL. Authority: original roll dated March 19, 1864.
Duncan, B.J.; letter, not copied, 9 March 1921 ... "my mother, wife of B.J. Duncan," /s/ Alice V.D. Pierrepoint. (MAD: see Dallas Co. AL)
Duncan, B.F., Private, Co.D, 16th Confed. Cav. Authority: Compiled roll, transmitted Oct. 10, 1910.
Duncan, Benjamin Franklin, Private, Co.D, 16th Con. Cav.; enlisted May 1864 at Selma [MAD: Dallas Co.], AL; born May 18, 1846 at Houston, Chickasaw Co. MS; address: Millport, AL, 1907-08; Continued until May 1865; paroled at Gainsville, AL. Authority: Census, tax collector, Lamar Co. AL, 1907-08.
Duncan, Benjamin Franklin, Private, Co.D, 16 Confed. Cav. Regt; enlisted at Selma, AL, about April 1, 1863, and served until he was paroled at the close of the War, April, 1865, Gainesville, AL; born May 18, 1846, Houston, Chickasaw Co. MS; address 1921: Millport, AL. Authority: 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers.
Duncan, Benjamin Franklin, Private, Co.D, 16th Con. Cav.; enlisted May 1864 at Selma, AL; born May 18, 1846 at Houston, Chickasaw Co. MS; paroled at Gainsville, AL, May 1865; address: 1907 & 1908: Millport, AL. Authority: Census tax assess, Lamar Co. AL, 1907 & 1908.
Duncan, Bill, Private, Co.D, 16th Confed. Cavalry. Authority: Compiled Roll by James B. Moore, July 24, 1910. (MAD: see Dallas Co. AL)
Duncan, J.W., Public Works Operative at Selma, AL. Millitiaman or Government Operative at Selma [Dallas Co.], AL. Authority: Parole, April 9, 1865, by Capt. A.B. Fitch.
Duncan, Jasper, Private, City Guard. Hospital Register #2467. Complaint: Febris Intermittens. Admitted Sept. 29, 1863. Returned to duty Oct. 2, 1863. Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma, AL, preserved in AL Archives.
Duncan, Jasper, Private, City Guard, Hospital Register #3322; complaint: Febris Int., admitted Nov. 19, 1863, retd. to duty Nov. 20, 1863. Remarks: "Stopped one night." Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma, AL, preserved in AL Archives.
Duncan, Jasper N., Private, Capt. Lockett's City Guard; Home Guard. Fayett Co. AL, Aug. 11, 1862. Authority: Muster Roll dated Selma [Dallas Co.], AL, Oct. 31, 1863.
Duncan, John B., Private, Deadman's Co., 14th AL Inf. Regt. Mary Duncan, widow, Plantersville [Dallas Co.], AL. No des. list. Claim filed Oct. 27, '63. Authority: List, condition of claims, 2nd Aud., C.S. Treas.
Duncan, Julius, Private, Co.E, 34th AL Inf. Regt. Hospital Register #6534. Complaint: none stated. Admitted May 2, 1865, date returned to duty not given. Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma [Dallas Co.], AL, preserved in AL Archives.
Duncan, Mrs. Sarah, Hospital Register #3385. Complaint: none stated. Admitted Dec. 11, 1863, returned to duty Feb. 6, 1864. Remarks: none. Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma [Dallas Co.], AL, preserved in AL Archives.
Duncan, Thos. B., Private, Co.F, Hardie's Battn. Cav. Hospital Register #6438. Complaint: Febris intermittens. Admitted April 1, 1865, returned to duty April 14, 1865. Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma [Dallas Co.], AL, preserved in AL Archives. (MAD: see Co.E, 19th, Floyd Co. GA pension)
Duncan, W.J., Private, City Guard. Hospital Register #926. Complaint: Mumps. Admitted Feb. 22, 1863, returned to duty March 3, 1863. Remarks: None. Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma [Dallas Co.], AL, preserved in AL Archives.
Duncan, William I., Private, Capt. Lockett's City Guard. Home Guard. Talladega Co. AL, Nov. 18, 1862. Authority: Muster roll dated Selma [Dallas Co.], AL, Oct. 31, 1863.
Duncan, Wm. J., Private, City Guard. Hospital Register #3041. Complaint: Febris Remit. Admitted Oct. 21, 1863, returned to duty Oct. 21. Remarks: None. Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma [Dallas Co.], AL, preserved in AL Archives.
(AL) Widows of Confederate Soldiers 1862-1864, A-S, (FHL film 1,653,242 item 2)
Duncan, Mary, widow of John B. Duncan, private, Deadman's Co., 14th AL Inf., Plantersville [Dallas Co.], AL; claim filed Oct. 27, 1863. Authority: List, Claims, 2nd Aud., C.S. Treas. 1862-64.
TN Confederate Pension File (FHL film 969,886)
Pension #6019, Martha Ann, widow of Saml. Virgil Horton; Martha Ann (Duncan), res. Hamilton Co. TN, born 1840 Dallas Co. AL, mar. 9 March 1860 at Columbiana [Shelby Co.] AL to Saml. Virgil Horton, born 1843 in Shelby Co. AL, died 1914 Hamilton Co. TN. (info also in "TN's Confederate Widows and Their Families; Abstracts of 11,190 Confederate Widows Pension Applications" by Edna Wiefering, 1992; FHL book 976.8 M28w; SUTRO book F435 W43 1992, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers") 1865-1867, Group I, Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South (from Kathy Cawley 9/2007; MAD's extract)
Duncan, B.J. Application B-21-S, Selma, Dallas Co. Ala., Oct. 17, 1865; Application of B.J. Duncan for pardon, received from Department of Justice Dec. 18, 1894. The petition of B.J. Duncan of Selma, Dallas Co. AL, ... that he is advised that he is probably excluded from the benefit of the proclamation of general amnesty ... he was not worth $20,000 on the 29th day of May 1865 but is now worth more than that sum ... Petitioner (supported?) the Confederate States by being in the army as a soldier, by contributing his means toward the support of the families of soldiers, and toward the Independence of the Southern States. ... Petitioner is not under arrest, ... and in the future will be a peaceable legal citizen. ... He took the oath of amnesty on the 30th day of August A.D. 1865. /s/ B.J. Duncan, 12 Oct. 1865. (Roll 3, Alabama, Coo-Fa names, FHL film 1,578,741)
Talladega Co. AL Probate Court Minutes v.G, 1863-1865 (FHL film 1,639,531 item 2)
G-371: 17 Dec. 1864, Petition by Alpheus Wilmer Duncan, that Marcus M. Duncan died on 27 Nov. 1864, a resident of Talladega Co. AL, leaving a widow Mrs. Harriet K. Duncan who died on 3 Dec. inst., and following children: (1) George Clinton Duncan of lawful age living in Liberty Co. TX; (2) W.W. Duncan (MAD: sic) your petitioner also of lawful age living in Talladega Co., (3) Benj. J. Duncan of lawful age living in Selma, Dallas Co. AL, (4) Phillip N. Duncan of lawful age & a resident of Talladega Co. AL, (5) Mary Allen Duncan age 16 years who resides in this county and is now absent in the military service of the Confederate States, (6) Marcus M. Duncan age 14 years and is a resident of this county and lives with petitioner; the said Marcus M. left no will but a large real and personal estate; petitioner prays that letters of administration may be granted him, /s/ Alpheus Wilmer Duncan. Court ... that said Alpheus W. Duncan is an heir of said estate residing in this county of full age, and a proper person to administer the estate, and has filed bond of $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) with approved securities; appraisers to be Levi W. Lawles, Wm. A. Mornss (Mornf?) and Thomas J. Farnss (Farnf?).
Russell Co. AL Inventories, Appraisements & Sales; Vol.F, 1850-1858 (FHL film 1,845,961 item 2)
Pg.64: Heirs of James Duncan decd: Sarah Duncan widow feme sole of full age; Elizabeth Tucker feme sole of full age; Jesse W. Duncan of full age; Rebecca Webster feme covert of full age and wife of William Webster; James A. Duncan of full age; Mary Ann Rhodes a feme covert of full age and wife of Charles T. Rhodes; Jeremiah A. Duncan of full age; Jno. L/S. Duncan a minor; all of whom reside in Russell Co. AL; and Mariah Hardy feme covert of full age and wife of Wm. P. Hardy, resides in Jasper Co. GA; and Elmina Swan feme covert of full age and wife of Lee Swan, resides in Dallas Co. AL; and Phebe Barnett feme covert of full age and wife of Jno. L. Barnett, resides in Butts Co. GA; and Thomas M. Duncan of full age; and Robert T. Duncan of full age, who resides in California. /s/ Bryant Duncan, Admin. of James Duncan decd, 25 Feb. 1852. (MAD: Robert T. Duncan in 1860 El Dorado Co. CA as R.F. Duncan, 1880 Santa Clara Co. CA, never married)
Perry Co. AL Estate Papers, ca 1822-1914 Dozier, Benjamin S., to Edwards, William (FHL film 1,508,975)
DUNCAN, WILLIAM, 53-010-0477. Includes over 100 pages, most not copied or extracted but all looked at. (MAD: apparently two William Duncans, not separated)
1842, bill by Henry Cooper for tuition, paid by 11 March 1846. 1844, bill by James Buzzard for making coffin, paid by 21 March 1846. Estate of William Duncan decd, admin. Martin Cook. Other accounts paid. Tuition due 1858 & 1859. (frame #'s not copied)
Statement 26 June 1847 by Martin Cook, admin., the following are heirs of William Dunkin decd: Joshua Dunkin of full age; Samuel Dunkin, a minor under 21 years as far as he knows; Pickeny? Dunkin a minor under 21 years as far as he knows (frame #617?). Statement Jan. 8, 1845, by Joshua Duncan (X) and Samuel Duncan (X), being sons of William Dunkin and of age, they desire that Martin Cook and John Godwin admin. the estate; wit. Henry Cook Jr. (frame #618).
William Duncan (d.1846) mar. 2nd on 27 Aug. 1834 Perry Co. AL to Polly Johnson; probate file says married Dallas Co. AL, first wife d. in GA on way to AL during childbirth of their son John Duncan who also died. (from probate file, from info W. Glenn Duncan 9/2000 with permission to share)
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