Duncans in Walker Co. AL


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

Last revised June 7, 2005

Formed 1823 from Marion, Tuscaloosa
Winston formed 1850 (HANCOCK until 1858) from Walker


1830-1840 Walker Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Walker Co. AL Census
District 12
Pg.321, #311, Joel GRAY 38 NC farmer $0
                  Catharine 25 SC
                  Jane 6, Rebecca 4, John 1 AL
                  (MAD: Joel Gray mar. Catherine Duncan 2/4/1844 Tallapoosa Co. AL, bondsman John A. Duncan)
Pg.321, #312, William DUNKIN 22 GA farmer
                  Mary 21 AL
                  Frances An (f) 3/12 AL
Pg.321, #313, John W. DUNKIN 49 SC farmer $200
                  Hetty W. 42 SC
                  John H. 20, Mary Ann 16 GA
                  Marthy Ann 13 GA
                  Margrett A. 11, Joel A. 7 AL
                  Jeremiah 3 AL
                  Anna 69 SC
                  (MAD: John H. Duncan in 1830 Newton Co. GA census; ?? J.H. Dunkin 1840 Tallapoosa Co. AL census)

1860 Walker Co. AL Census (no Maddox or Millen near pg.941-2)
Eastern Division
Pg.898, #246-235, William DUNKIN 31 GA farmer $800-$710
                  Mary 31 AL
                  Frances A. (f) 11 AL
                  John H. 8, George W. 5 AL
                  William W. 4, Mary S. 2 AL
Pg.898, #247-236, John DUNKIN Jr. 30 GA farmer $150-$300
                  Elander 24 AL
                  James H. 2, Louisa J. 5/12 AL
Pg.898, #248-237, John DUNKIN 60 SC farmer $600-$467
                  Hetta 50 SC
                  Martha 23 GA
                  Margaret 20, Joel A. 18 AL
                  Jerrymiah 14, Hetta (f) 9 AL
Pg.941, #555-541, John H. DUNKIN 34 GA school teacher $100-$300
                  Martha J. 24 SC
                  Henderson S. 8, Joseph I. 6 SC
                  William J. 4, Martha A. 1 AL
                  (MAD: John H. Duncan mar. Martha Jane Hardin 12/28/1851 Floyd Co. GA; Henderson S. mar. Lucy E. Jones 10/30/1881 in Morgan Co. AL; 1870 Morgan Co. AL census; John H. Duncan and Robert D. Dunkin and Nancy Elizabeth Duncan Robison supposed to be children of Absolam Duncan of 1860 Blount Co. AL)
Pg.941, #558-544, E.M. ROBISON (m) 33 GA farmer $1200-$617
                  Nancy E. 32 GA
                  Jacob A. 15, Joseph T. 13 GA
                  James P. 12, Manda J. (f) 10 GA
                  Thomas F. 5, John A. 3, Emily C. 2 AL
                  (MAD: Elisha M. Robinson mar. Nancy Elizabeth Duncan 8/17/1854 in Floyd Co. GA)
Pg.942, #566-552, Robert D. DUNKIN 26 GA f.l. (farm laborer) $0-$150
                  Martha 23 AL
                  Abslom 4 GA
                  (MAD: 1870 Morgan Co. AL census; ? Robert D. Duncan mar. Frances Hardin 6/15/1856 Floyd Co. GA or ? R.L. Duncan mar. M.J. Webster 1/6/1856 Floyd Co. GA)

1870 Walker Co. AL Census
Township 16
Pg.87, #4-4, DUNKIN, Joe 22 AL (white) farmer $0-$100
                  Elen 23 AL keeping house
                  Edny (f) 4 AL
Pg.87, #6-6, DUNKIN, John 40 AL (white) farmer $300-$200
                  Hatti? (?Halli?) (f) 40 AL keeping house
                  Haman (m) 10 AL works on farm
                  Abington (m) 8, Marvel (m) 6 AL
                  Hetty (f) 4, Calmisa (f) 2 AL


Walker Co. AL General index to Deeds 1877-1886 (General index on FHL film 1,498,520 item 1)
      Direct index v.2 1886-1900 (FHL film 1,498,520 item 2) and indirect (FHL film 1,498,520 item 3); Deeds start v.30-A 1877 & later
      F-65: J.H. Dunkin from U.S.A., 1880-1881, not copied


Walker Co. AL Orphans Court Minutes v.A 1877-1884 (FHL film 1,503,321 item 1)
      No index

Walker Co. AL Wills, 1875-1911 (FHL film 1,031,135 item 1)
      Vol.1 - no Duncan

Walker Co. AL Final Records v.A, 1877-1881 (FHL film 1,503,325 item 2)
      No index


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, John H., Private (age 19), Co.F, 19th AL Inf. Reg., Willsvalley, AL, Aug. 13, 1861. Authority: Muster in roll dated at Huntsville [Madison Co.], AL, Aug. 17, 1861.
      Dunkin, John H. Letter from Adjutant General's Office, May 29, 1913, to AL. John H. Dunkin (name not found as John H. Duncan), Private, Co.L, 28th AL Inf., enlisted March 17, 1862. On muster roll for period March 17 to April 30, 1862, present. Absent in Walker Co. AL, June, Oct. & Nov. 1862. No record capture or parole.
      Duncan, John H., Walker Co., Deserted. The regimental records show him in Walker Co. AL. These records are for June Oct. & Nov. 1862. No later record found. Citation #333.
      Dunkin, J.H., Private, Co.L, 28th AL Inf. Regt. March 17, '62, Jasper [Walker Co.], AL. Sent to Hospital, Meredian, MS, May 27, 1862. Commutation for first 6 months due $25.00. Authority: Pay roll signed Oct. 31, 1862.
      Dunkin, J.H., Private, Co.L, 28th AL Inf. Regt. March 17, 1862, at Jasper, AL. Authority: Pay roll signed Oct. 31, 1862.
            MAD: John H. Dunkin, born 7/31/1830 Newton Co. GA, took Loyalty Oath, Vol.1, pg.227, #15, registered 23 July 1867, voted Nov. 1867 (from pg.37, "1867 Voting Registration Loyalty Oaths, Individual Pardon Applications, Walker Co. AL" by Carolyn M. Rowe, 1996; FHL book 976.176 N4r)
      Duncan, William, Private, Co.D, 9th VA Inf. Enlisted Sept. 1862 at Mobile, AL, continued until close of war. Was paroled in May or June 1865. Authority: Personal statement Census Tax Assessor, Walker Co. 1907.
      Duncan, William, Private, Co.D, 9th AL Inf. Regt. 27 May 1861 at Oakland [Lauderdale Co.]. Born in AL, farmer, res. Oakland, AL, age 17, single. Captured 27 Oct. 1864. (MAD: battles etc. not copied). Authority: Historical Record Roll dated near Petersburg, VA, Jan. 1, 1865.
            MAD: one DUNCAN, William, on 1907 AL Census of Confederate Soldiers, Walker Co. AL, Record 88, present address Oakman, AL; b. March 15, 1831 at Barren Quadia, South America, first entered service as a Private in Sept. 1862 at Mobile, AL, in the 9th VA Inf., Co.D and continued until close of war; was paroled in May or June 1865. (pg.14, Vol.5, "1907 AL Census of Confederate Soldiers" by the Gregath Co.; FHL book 976.1 X22c 1907)
            Per Alfonso Duncan, the brothers of John Duncan Jr. who married Catherine Rebecca Creyon 3/14/1826 Autuaga Co. AL, and lived in Montgomery Co. AL, was the son of John Duncan who was born in Strathblane (1755), Scotland. John Duncan the father went to Virginia with his other brothers William and James, and two cousins, Archibald Smith and Charles Duncan. William (b. 1752, Strathblane), James and John left for Dublin, Ireland, at the onset of the American Revolution, and then to Barranquilla, Colombia, South America. Charles stayed in [Dinwiddie Co.] VA. Archibald Smith went to Glasgow and became a successful Tobacco trader.

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, J.A., Pickens Co. AL, Private, Co.I, 7th AL Cav. Application 2 May 1898, J.A. Duncan of Pickens Co. AL, Private in Co.I, 7th Reg. AL Calvary, contracted diarrhea and is disabled by old age and rheumatism; owns 180 acres, farmer. Appl. 24 March 1897. Appl. 11 Feb. 1896, Walker Co. AL, J.A. Duncan, on 18 Nov. 1861 at Corinth, MS, he was taken sick and lost his hearing partially. Appl. 19 March 1894, Pickens Co. AL; appl. 15 April 1896, Pickens Co. AL.
      DUNKIN, J.A., Walker Co. AL, Private, Co.F, 28th Regt. Application 25 Feb. 1897, Walker Co. AL, J.A. Dunkin (X), Private in Co.F, 28th Reg. AL, sick 1862 in Corinth, MS, lost hearing, P.O. Hewitt, AL, farmer.
      DUNCAN, Joe, Walker Co. AL, Private, Musgroves' Co. 28th AL. Application 31 Jan. 1898 by Joe Duncan, Walker Co. AL, Private in Musgroves' Co. 28th Reg. AL, lost his hearing and is now phiscally disabled, P.O. Hewett, farmer.
      DUNCAN, John H., Walker Co. AL, Private, Co.L, 28th AL. Stricken. Report Sept. 11, 1913, John H. Duncan, regimental records for June, Oct. and Nov. 1862 show him in Walker Co. AL; no later record found. Application 19 June 1907, John H. Dunkin, Walker Co. AL, Private, Co.L, 28th AL Reg., enlisted Spring 1862 at Walker Co. AL, discharged at surrender, now age 77, old age and loss of sight, P.O. Marylee, AL; witness W. Worthington and John B. Randolph. Schedule of property 19 June 1907, Walker Co. AL, incl. 120 acres. Affidavit 16 Aug. 1909 of John H. Duncan (X) on Walker Co. AL Pension List #26736, now more than 80 years of age, born 31 July 1829.
      DUNKIN, W.D., widow Mary Dunkin, Walker Co. (service blank). Application 20 March 1916 by Mary (X) Dunkin, Walker Co. AL, P.O. Cordova, AL, age 85? (86? typo, now blot with rounded edges) years, 11 months 25 days, lived AL all my life, husband in service 2 weeks, released a cripple, husband W.D. Dunkin; living children: John Houston Dunkin farmer, Mary S. Clements farmer, Adaline Hill farmer; she now living with Susie Clements; veterans service witness: T.B. Randolph who was in 28 AL Vols; neighbors Pope M. Long of Cordova, AL, and M.H. Johnston, who knew Mary Dunkin 30 years and 5 years.
            MAD: William D. Dunkin, born 12/22/1827 Walton Co. GA, took Loyalty Oath, registered 23 July 1867, voted Nov. 1867 in Walker Co. AL, listed in Vol.1, pg.228 (from pg.37, "1867 Voting Registration Loyalty Oaths, Individual Pardon Applications, Walker Co. AL" by Carolyn M. Rowe, 1996; FHL book 976.176 N4r).


"Pioneer Trails (AL)" by The Birmingham Gen. Society, Inc.; Vol.27#2 April 1985 (FHL book 976.178 B2p; from Evelyn Sigler 1986)
      This periodical contains on pg.57 the Absalom Duncan Bible record, in the possession of Shirley L. Davis, starting with Absalom Duncan, born 7/11/1800, mar. 10/23/1823 to Margaret T. Foster, born 4/16/1805; it gives the dates of birth of their children, and sometimes the date of death; it includes among the children, sons Wm. S. Duncan b. 3/2/1830, Thomas F. Duncan b. 10/17/1837, Robert D. Duncan b. 6/24/1833, Absalom W. Duncan b. 5/5/1840, Dilmus Tile Duncan b. 8/29/1844, and Stiles Shelton Duncan b. 1/28/1849.


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