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Duncans in Marshall Co. AL


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

Last revised August 9, 2003

Formed 1836 from Blount, Jackson, Cherokee Cession 1835
Etowah formed 1868 from Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, St.Clair


1840 Marshall Co. AL Census
Pg. 61  Isaac Upton,
        Miller Duncan      0110,001   - 1011,1
        Rhd. A. Duncan     1000,1     - 0011
        Peter Scott, Magnes Davis, Joshua Davis
    66  J. Reede, W. May, M. Miles,
        J. Duncan          0010,01    - 0001
          (MAD: one John Duncan mar. Rachel Knight or Night
             1/11/1840, bondsman Benjamin Dunken, no return)
        R. Duncan          0201,001   - 0001
        W.C. Palmson?, Sol. Rye
    75  Peter Duncan       0200,0001  - 0100,001
          (MAD: Peter Duncan 75 AL d. 12/1849; per 1850
             Mortality Schedule)
        Isaac Duncan       0100,01    - 0000,1   1 free colored
          (MAD: 1850 Jackson Co. AL census)
    79  Clara Davis, John Baster, Thomas Cooper,
    80  Benjamin Duncan    1000,01    - 2101,01
        John Burket, Moses Jans?, Thomas H. Hill
          (MAD: ?? widow Jane in 1850 Morgan Co. AL census ??)
    94  William Isbel, Levi Isbel, James Night,
        John Duncan        2000,1001  - 1010,1
        James Johnson, George Mills, Thos. Wildman
    99  Sarah Burns, John Wilson,
        Thomas Dunkin      2100,1     - 0210,1
          (MAD: one Thomas Duncan had mar. license 9/16/1843,
            no bride's name)
        William Smith, Thomas B. Rector, Fielding L. Rector
   111  John Ragland,
        Samuel Hope        0000,1001  - 0001,101
        Adam Cox, Russel Hamilton

1850 Marshall Co. AL Census
Pg.205, #374-393, Nancy DUNCAN 22 AL (blank) $0
                  Elizabeth 7/12 AL
Pg.205, Neighbors: John B. Fuller, William Ricketts, William Taylor, Anthony Ferrell Sr., Nancy Duncan, Richard Bearden, Richard Taylor, Elijah Childers, Lavina Webb, Libilla Roden, Allen Johnson, James W. Taylor, James Bearden, Benjamin W. Roden, Samuel Harris, Reuben C.N. Reives, David McBrown,
Pg.206, #385-406, William BURN 25 AL farmer $0
                  Parthena 30 AL
                  Sarah J. 1 AL
                  George W. DUNCAN 12 AL
Pg.206, Neighbors: Isaac Childers, Jonathan B. Ellis, William Ellinsburg
Pg.207, #400-421, Thos. WELLS 25 AL farmer $60
                  Jane 32 SC
                  & children & many other single men
                  James DUNCAN 50 SCT
                  (MAD: ?? 1840 Pike Co. AL census age 40-50)
Pg.227, #274-274, Aaron JOB 65 NC farmer $0
                  Masdra (f) 62 KY
                  Samuel 32, Sarah 30 TN
                  Elizabeth 22, Mary 19 AL
                  Thomas P. DUNKIN 12 AL
                  Felix G. JOB 4 AL
                  (MAD: definitely "Masdra")
Pg.242, #96-99, Henry H. HOPE 34 TN farmer $0
                  Delila 27 AL deaf
                  William R. 4, Isaac H. 1 AL
Pg.242, #97-100, Elizabeth HILL 57 TN (blank) $500
Pg.242, #98-101, William JONES 52 KY Meth. E.P. Clergyman $0
                  Cynthea 45 TN
                  Children 17-4 b. AL
Pg.242, #99-102 Samuel HOPE 65 SC farmer $0
                  Agnes 58 TN
                  Naoma (f) 26, Massina Ann (f) 21 TN
                  Jackson DUNCAN 14 AL
                  (MAD: Samuel Hope mar. Agnes Duncan bond 10/6/1812 Roane Co. TN, bondsman Jeptha Duncan)
Pg.242, #100-103, William L. WALKER 45 GA grocer $0
                  Elizabeth 25 TN
                  ch. 12, 9, 10/12 b. AL
Pg.242, #101-104, Andrew MOON 52 VA physician $1600
                  Ellen M. 32 TN
                  ch. 9, 7, 5 b. AL

1860 Marshall Co. AL Census
P.O. Clayville
Pg.762, #252-220, William TERRELL 42 VA farmer $0-$230
                  Mary 36 TN
                  James F. 16, Mary J. 14, Isaac 11 AL
                  Josiah 9, Sarah E. 4, William H. 1 AL
                  (MAD: William Terrell mar. Mary A. Duncan 1/21/1843; 1850 Morgan Co. AL census)
Twp.6 Range 4E, Kennamore
Pg.775, #357-315, Mary DUNKIN 38 TN (blank) $100-$125
                  Hiram DOW 21 TN farmer
                  Preston DOW (m) 19 AL domestic
                  (MAD: Mary Duncan had 4 parcels of land totalling 200 acres in June & July 1858 according to a Government Tract Book, from pgs.220, 221 and 222 of "Old Land Records of Marshall Co. AL" by Margaret Matthews Cowart; FHL book 976.194 R2c)
Eastern Division, P.O. Gunthersville
Pg.792, #22-22, S.E. DUNCAN (m) 33 GA blacksmith $0-$0
                  Mary S. 33 GA
                  John M. 2 GA
                  (MAD: 1850 Benton Co. AL census)
Eastern Division, P.O. Aurora
Pg.830-1, #283-283, William S. WALKER 40 SC farmer $2000-$5744
                  Elizabeth 43 SC
                  Martha Jane 16 AL
                  Sarah F. 13, Robert P. 12 AL
                  William DUNCAN 39 SC farm laborer $320-$320
                  Fairzina (f) MILLER 50 SC (blank) $0-$1700
                  Jonathan 24 SC idiotic
                  (MAD: Elizabeth Walker, William Duncan & Fairzina Miller are ch. of William Duncan & wife Julia of Newberry Co. SC; one William W. Duncan had 47 acres in Twp.7S R2E Sec.15, on 4/5/1843, #12549, from Government Tract Book, from "Old Land Records of Marshall Co. AL" by Margaret Matthews Cowart; FHL book 976.194 R2c)
P.O. Guntersville, Western Division
Pg.933, #141-141, George W. ROPER 50 KY farming $700-$2100
                  Catharine 35 AL
                  Hardy (m) 20 TN
                  Eliza Jane 15 AL
                  (MAD: George W. Roper mar. Catharine Duncan, 11/29/1849, not found 1850 AL)
Pg.958, #317-317, George SULCER 37 VA overseer $0-$0
                  Manda 22 AL
                  Lucella F. 12, Jane 9, Charles W. 7 AL
                  Margarette N/R?. 5, Mary 3, Elizabeth 1 AL
                  (MAD: George Sulcer mar. Amanda Duncan, 5/20/1860 at house of Jane Duncan)
Western Division
Pg.972, #421-421, Jane DUNCAN 53 TN farming $0-$454
                  William E. 21, Mandy M. (f) 19 AL
                  Granberry W. 17, Henry W. 15 AL
                  Malinda C. 13 AL
                  (MAD: 1850 Morgan Co. AL census; (Gran)Berry Duncan and ? Henry W. ("Wash") Duncan in 1870 Limestone Co. AL census; Jane Duncan in 1870 Giles Co. TN census)

1870 Marshall Co. AL Census
Subdivision 44, Twp.6 Range 4, P.O. Kennamer
Pg.86, #16-16, DUNCAN, Mary 52 KY (white) keeping house $50-$0 (alone)


Marshall Co. AL Marriage Book B, 1849-1853, typed (FHL film 1,035,274)
      George W. Roper to Catharine Duncan, lic. issued 28 Nov. 1849, sol. 29 Nov. 1849 by James McDonald, JP (pgs.133, 137)
      William H. Duncan to Margaret Johns, lic. 2 Aug. 1851, sol. 3 Aug. 1851 by R.S. Randles, JP (pg.207)

Marshall Co. AL Marriage Records (FHL film 1,035,275)
      Vol. 1853-1857 - no Duncan in poor index
      Vol. 1857-1869
            Pg.142, George Sulcer to Amanda Duncan, lic. 19 May 1860, mar. 20 May 1860 at house of Jane Duncan, by Rodney Parker JP.
            Pg.191, Cortes Trinnier to Rachail Duncan, lic. 6 April 1861, mar. 7 April 1861 by O.H. Morrow at house of Mrs. Duncan in presence of George Sulser.
            Pg.298, Henry Duncan to Sarah Jane Share, lic. 15 Nov? 1865, no return.

Marshall Co. AL Probate and Marriage Records (actually marriage records) (from Courthouse, Guntersville, AL, from Dean Cress 9/1984 with permission to share)
      1849-1853: Duncan, Catherine, Book B, pg.10, 11
            Duncan, W.H., Book B, pg.28
      1881-1884: Dunkin, Ad--- J., pg.374
      1884-1888: Duncan, William, pg.198
      1888-1891: Duncan, Henry, pg.197
      1888-1891: Duncan, John R. to Samantha E. Brown, pg.539 (DC: John Robert Dunkin, son of John Rutledge Dunkin)
      Later book: Dick, James Roland to Fannie Dunkin, 7/18/1896
      Later book: Dunkin, Will to Alice ----, 12/31/1898
      (DC: License copied), pg.163: William C. McGuire to Phoebe Dunkin, 11/ 23/1900, bond signed by William C. McGuire and J.R. Dunkin.


Marshall Co. AL Estate Index, ca 1836-1959; transcript of original (from Courthouse, Guntersville, AL, from Dean Cress 9/1984; also FHL film 1,035,273 item 3)
      Estate of Thomas Duncan, No. 234, Box 90, wife Mary, final recording Book 5, pg.415.
      No other Duncan

Marshall Co. AL Orphans Court Minutes (see Probate Court Minutes after 1851)
      Vol.1, 1836-1839 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,623 item 1)
      Vol.2, 1839-1846 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,623 item 2)
      Vol.3, 1846-1849 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,623 item 3)
      Vol.4, 1849-1851 (FHL film 1,750,623 item 4)
            4-183: July 14, 1851, Joseph D. Jones, overseer of poor, poor child Amanda Evaline Duncan whose mother is considered incapable of supporting her and bringing her up in an honest way, she be bound to John P. Morgan until age 16, Morgan to post bond. (MAD: age of daughter and name of mother not given)

Marshall Co. AL Probate Court Minutes (see Orphans Court Minutes up to 1851)
      Vol.5, 1851-1854 (FHL film 1,750,623 item 5)
            5-24: Sept. 29, 1851, Thomas Duncan late of this county died intestate more than 40 days ago, Mary Duncan widow refused to administer estate, court appointed Hiram Bailey.
            5-49: Dec. 29, 1851, Hiram Bailey filed inventory.
            5-63: Jan. 31, 1852, appraisal filed.
            (no page 415 in book)
      Vol.6, 1854-1856 - no "D" index (FHL film 1,750,623 item 6)
      Vol.7, 1856-1858 - no Duncan indexed (FHL films 1,750,623 item 7 & 1,750,624 item 1)
      Vol.8, 1858-1859 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,624 item 2)
      Vol.9, 1859-1864 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,624 item 3)

Marshall Co. AL Final Records
      Final Record Vol.1, 1836-1841 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,628 item 3)
      Probate Court Minutes 1839-1844 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,628 item 4)
      Final Record Vol.3, 1843-1847 - no "D" names (FHL film 1,750,628 item 5)
      Final Record Vol.3-1/2, 1847-1850 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,641 item 2)
      Final Record Vol.4, 1850-1855 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,629 item 1)
      Final Record Vol.5, 1855-1859 - no Duncan indexed; no Duncan pg.415 or 417 (FHL film 1,750,630 item 1)
      Final Record Vol.6, 1859-1867 - no Duncan indexed but index poor, no Duncan pg.233 (FHL film 1,750,630 item 2; also listed as Probate Record 1 or 2 on FHL film 1,035,274)
      Final Record Vol.7, 1857-1861; book spine "Probate Record 2" - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,750,631 item 1; also listed as Probate Record 1 or 2, 1856-1861, on FHL film 1,035,274 item 2)

Marshall Co. AL Final Records
      Final Record Vol.8 stamped on spine, title card "Vol.6", "Orphans Court Minutes"; "index to Book 1" (FHL film 1,750,623; also on FHL film 1,035,273 item 4, as Probate Record 1, 1854-1856)
            Pg.121: Nov. 7, 1854, Herman Baily, admin. of Thomas Duncan, on 2nd Monday Dec. next to settle estate; Colin? R. Caphur to be appointed guardian ad litum of Thomas Duncan minor heir of Thomas Duncan decd; Herman Baily filed resignation, Barton S. Clapp Sheriff appointed admin.
            Pg.133: Probate Court Nov. 27, 1854, Barton S. Clapp, admin. of Thomas Duncan decd; order to sell land warrant #11810 issued to decd 15 July 1851 for 80 acres, court authorized sale of warrant to highest bidder.
            Pg.140: Dec. 1854, Herman Bailey admin. of Thomas Duncan, final settlement of account filed 7 Nov. 1854, recorded.
      Final Record Vol.9 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,750,631 items 2-3)


Marshall Co. AL Probate (Deed) Records (from Courthouse, Guntersville, AL, 8/24-25/1984; from Dean Cress 9/15/1984)
      Grantor, instrument, grantee, book-page, date:
      A-158: Peter Duncan, deed from L.D. Boshart, 5/14/1838; Peter Dunkin from L. Boshart & wife Margaret, 40 acres, part of 80 acre tract, $220, E 1/2 SW 1/4 Frac. Sec. 18, Twp. 7, Range 4E, joins William Smith's land.
      A-311: Peter Duncan, mortgage to Wm. Smith & Thomas I. Moore
      A-321: Peter Duncan and wife Lydia Duncan, to I. Duncan & others; Peter Duncan and wife Lydia, to Isaac Duncan, 1845-1847, has Lydia's examination.
      C-17: Peter Duncan, gift to Nancy E. Duncan, 3/2/1845
      C-36: Peter Duncan, mortgage to P.M. Bush (trust)
      C-191: Benjamin Dunkin, deed to H. Henry; Benjamin Dunkin, trust to Hugh Henry, Rec. 10/6/1846
      C-757/8: Isaac Dunkin, names wife Nancy, deed to A.C. Beard, Rec. 2/4/ 1851
      B.B. Dunkin, mortgage to O.W. Banks, 11-179, 1/17/1902
      Louisa A. Duncan et als, to M.W. Hott?, 7-287
      W.R. Duncan, mortgage to Sam Henry & Son, 17-98
      W.R. Duncan et als, mortgage to A.G. Henry & Son, 29-148, 2/2/1909
      William Duncan, deed to James A. Fowler, 30-342
      W.R. Duncan, deed to J.W. & Nellie Daverson, 34-212
      John Duncan, mortgage to A.G. Henry & Co., 29-8, 11/28/1908

Marshall Co. AL Deeds; Index to deeds & mortgages, 1836-1905 (FHL film 1,035,265)
      Next is 7-287 (1897) & later
      indexed but not copied, S-315 2nd, S-316, S-317 1st and 2nd, Wm. T. Duncan et als from U.S.; see "Old Land Records" book.
      10-388, not copied, late

Marshall Co. AL Deeds
      A-158: 28 March 1838, L.D. Boshart and wife Margaret G. to Peter Duncan, all Marshall Co. AL, $220, 42 acres, the E 1/2 SW 1/4 Frac. Sec. 18, Twp.7, R4E, being the E 1/2 of E 1/2 of said 80 acre tract entered in name of L.D. Boshart, adj. William Smith's land. No wit. (FHL film 1,035,265)
      A-311: 26 Feb. 1839, Peter Duncan mortgage to Wm. Smith; Duncan owes Thos. J. Moore $500; mortgage above land and farm animals. No wit. (FHL film 1,035,265)
      A-321: 11 March 1839, Peter (X) Duncan and wife Lydia (X) of Marshall Co. AL to Isaac Duncan of Jackson Co. AL, $500, above land. (FHL film 1,035,265)
      C-17: 19 March 1845, Peter (X) Duncan for love to my dau. Nancy Evaline (no other last name), farm animals, household property, etc. No wife. Wit. M. Gilbreath, county clerk. (FHL film 1,035,266)
      C-36: 3 May 1845, Peter Duncan mortgage to Wm Smith; Duncan owes P.M. Bush $13.20; mortgage a horse. No wit. (FHL film 1,035,266)
      C-191: 28 Sept. 1846, Mortgage, Benjamin Duncan to David Stephenson (2nd part) and Hugh Henry (3rd part); that Benjamin Dunkin purchased this day of Hugh Henry a clay bank mare about 7 years old and 14-1/2 hands high for $45 payable 1 Dec. 1847 and made note, in order to secure payment, deed in trust to David Stephenson (X) the said clay bank mare, Dunkin to remain in possession but not to sell or remove said clay bank mare out of Marshall Co. AL; all 3 signed; wit. L.R. Bayless. (FHL film 1,035,266)
            MAD: Benjamin Dunkin had Land Office Receipt for 80.1 acres of land, the E 1/2 NW 1/4 of Sec.10 Twp.7 R4E, #6142, assigned on 9/1/1842 to David L. Hoyl or Hoyle who patented 11/20/1847. (from pg.230, "Old Land Records of Marshall Co. AL" by Margaret Matthews Cowart, FHL book 976.194 R2c; and pg.41, "Old Mardisville, Lebanon & Centre Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1834-1860" by Marilyn Davis Barefield; FHL book 976.1 R2ba)
      C-757: 25 Jan. 1851, Isaac Duncan and wife Nancy (+) of Jackson Co. AL to A.C. Beard of Marshall Co. AL, $150, land in A-158. (FHL film 1,035,267)
      S-315: US Cherokee School Lands Certificate #1241, to William L. Duncan, Jackson Rand and Leroy M. Pevey, the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 and SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.6S R2E, 80.75 acres; 3 June 1889. (FHL film 1,750,643)


JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3125 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives; part from Sammie Duncan)
      Born June 10, 1755, Pittsylvania Co. VA; d. May 3, 1844, Jackson Co. AL. Applied 1834 in Jackson Co. AL; enlisted early 1776 in Camden, SC, under Gen. Lincoln, Col. Thompson, Maj. Perdue, Capt. Hopkins, served 18 months; volunteered again under Gen. Morgan, Col. Shelby, Capt. Small in VA and served 6 months; entered again under Col. Preston and Capt. Chadwell for 3 months; entered again under Pickens, Col. Anderson, Capt. Key; age in father's family bible burned with house shortly after war before he married; lived in Camden Dist. SC about 10 years after end of war; moved to Hawkins Co. TN; then to Greene (now Adair) Co. KY; then to Jackson Co. AL. Married 1780-81 Ann, who d. Nov. 23, 1846. Witnesses Rev. Steven Donathan and Jesse McElyea of Jackson Co. AL. Listed in 1841 census of pensioners age 83, Jackson Co. AL residing with Robert Duncan. Affidavit of Peter Duncan and David Chadwell 20 Feb. 1835 in Jackson Co. AL re service. Deposition of brother Peter Duncan of Marshall Co. AL on 8 April 1843, age ca 77; home in Hawkins Co. TN burned 47-48 years before; Peter age 10-11 when John entered service, age ca 13 when discharged. Deposition of Greenbury Middleton 27/29 March 1843, age ca 1868, of Jackson Co. AL; knew John Duncan ca 40 years ago in Adair Co. KY. Deposition by Absalom Coffee on 28 March 1843, age ca 55, knew John more than 20 years, later 30 years; mentions John and aged wife. Witnesses Daniel M. Martin and Philip Henry Armbruster. Deposition by John Duncan on 30 Sept. 1843, age ca 88.
      Children: David, Robert, Peter. There were other children but all died before their parents. Aug. 17, 1854, Absolum Coffee testified his wife Jane was a granddau. of John Duncan. William Duncan of Jackson Co. AL filed power of attorney 9 June 1854. Deposition by Absalom Coffee, adm. of estate, that when Ann d. 23 Nov. 1846 she left survivors David, Robert and Peter her only legal heirs; since her death David and Robert are both dead.
      Statement by SC on 25 July 1857 of copy from Indent and account No. 84, Book R: payment 9 May 1785 to John Dunkin Senr. for 526 days duty in 1781-82; note by John Duncan 14 Sept. 1784 of Broad River asking for indent, wit. Amos Davis JP; statement by John Dunkin 3 June 1784 before Camden Dist. JP
      Click here for more from the pension application file.

Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the Creek War, 1836, in organizations from state of AL, A-J (FHL film 880,845)
      Duncan, B.M., Capt. Donaldson's Co., AL Mtd. Vols, (3 months 1836), Private (MAD: see Cherokee Co. AL)
      Dunkin, Charles, Bishop's Co., 2nd AL Mtd. Vols, Creek War, Private. (MAD: see ? Benton Co. AL)
      Duncan, John, Fry's Co., AL Mtd. Vols., Private
      Duncan, John W., Arnold's Co., AL Mtd. Vols., Pvt. (MAD: see ? Benton Co. AL)
      Duncan, M.H., Crawfords Co., Smith's AL Mtd. Vols., Private
      Duncan, Thomas, Fry's Co., AL Mtd. Vols., Private (MAD: see ? Cherokee or Marshall Co. AL)
            MAD: AL Volunteers during the Seminole War, ca 1837?, included Pvt. David Duncan in Cawlfield Battalion under Capt. Abraham or Absalom Coffee, and Pvt. Robert Duncan in Snodgrass' North AL Mounted Volunteers, Co. A under Lt. Col. Absolem Coffee, in Marshall Co. AL; from "AL Genealogical Exchange" Vol.1, 1985. Others listed were Pvt. James Duncan in Coffey's Co. and Pvt. Mathew Duncan in Witt's Co. in Cawlfield Battn, and Pvt. John W. Duncan in Like's Co. of AL Militia, and 1st Sgt. Isaac Duncan in Co.H, and Pvts. Thomas Duncan and John Dunikin in Co.D of Snodgrass Battn; from "Index to compiled service records, AL units, Florida War" by Benjamin Achee & Margery Wright; FHL booklet 976.1 A1 #6 and FHL films 908,132 item 2 and 1,026,262 item 7)

Index to compiled service records of volunteers who served during the Cherokee removal in organizations from AL [MAD: 1838] (FHL film 368,685) (MAD: ?? see Franklin, Marshall or Sumter Co. AL)
      Duncan, John, Armbrester's Co., Norwood's Battn, AL Militia, Pvt.
      Duncan, Robert, Armbrester's Co., Norwood's Battn, AL Militia, Pvt.

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, G.B., Private, Co.K, 9th AL Inf., May 19, '61 Guntersville; born AL, farmer, res. Warrenton [Marshall Co.], age 21, single. Present ... 1862-1864 (not copied). Authority: Historical Record Roll carrying data to Dec. 31, '64.
      Dunkin, John, Private, Co.F, Philips Legion Cavalry. Authority: Letter of W.W. Roop, April 16, 1914. (MAD: see also Cleburn Co. AL)
      Duncan, W.E., Corpl., Wright's Co.I, 31st AL Inf. Regt. Jane Duncan, mother, Marshal Co. AL, care J.L. Sheffield. No des. list, no wife, child or father. Claim filed Feb. 12, '63. (Aug. 24, '64). Authority: List, condition of claims, 2nd Aud., C.S. Treas.

Parents of Confederate Soldiers 1862-1864 (FHL film 1,653,242 item 1)
      Duncan, Jane, mother of W.E. Duncan, Corporal, Wright's Co.I, 31st AL Inf., Marshal Co. AL; claim filed Feb. 12, 1863. Authority: List, Claims, 2nd Aud., C.S. Treas. 1862-64.

AL Confederate Pension Applications, in AL State Archives, Duke - Dunn (FHL film 1,502,781)
      MAD: Did not extract all pension applications for the same person if they gave no other genealogy information. Documents were extracted in order on film. Did not usually copy reason for pension request, which was frequently old age or rheumatism or feebleness; did not always copy witnesses names, which sometimes only said they knew the applicant was of good character and in need of the pension. "Cavalry" was frequently abbreviated "Calv" and spelled "Calvary." Did not usually copy the schedule of property unless it listed land. The complete pension papers should be rechecked individually, following is very brief extract of contents.
      DUNCAN, H.W., Etowah Co. AL, Private, Co. A, 42nd TN. Schedule of property 8 July 1907, no land, for H.W. Duncan. Application 7 July 1905, H.W. Duncan, Etowah Co. AL, enlisted as Private in Co.A, 42nd TN Reg., Aug. 1862 at Genitersville?, discharged 2 April 1865, now 65 years old, P.O. Mountian bona; Witness S.P. Beard of Etowah Co. AL and R.W. Bolton of Marshall Co. AL. (MAD: Henry Duncan, per TN list; from Cheatham Co. TN per Linda Smith info)
      DUNCAN, John R., Marshall Co. AL, Private, Co.F, Phillips Legion. Application 15 April 1897, Marshall Co. AL, by J.R. Dunkin, Private, Co.F, Phillips Legion GA Volunteers, contracted rheumatism and is now very old, P.O. Edy, AL, farmer, owns 40 acres mountain land. Appl. 16 Feb. 1898, J.R. Dunkin, Marshall Co. AL, private Co.F, Phillips Legion, infirm, has 40 acres land. Appl. 30 April 1895, John R. Dunkin, no land. (MAD: ? Phillips Legion of Carroll Co. GA)

AL Civil War Soldiers (from Linda Smith 6/1988)
      Henry Duncan, Co. H, 42nd TN Inf., Private. Co. H later became Co. G, 55th AL Regt. There are records of him in both. Enlisted Nov. 9, 1861, in Cheatham Co. TN under Col. Quarles; captured at Fort Donelson, TN, on Feb. 16, 1862. His tombstone in Noble Hill Cem. reads Henry Duncan, Co. H, 42nd TN Inf. Pension record: H.W. Duncan, Etowah Co. AL, Co. A, 42nd TN, stated he enlisted Aug. 1863 in Guntersville, AL; Post Office address at age 65 in pension was Mountainboro; also applied in Marshall Co. AL; received pension out of Etowah Co., granted Aug. 4, 1905.


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