Duncans in Faulkner Co. AR


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

Last revised October 14, 2003

Formed 1873 from Pulaski, Conway


1910 Faulkner Co. AR Census (partial?; from Dale O. Duncan 4/1991)
Sup.Dist. 5, ED 24, 15B, Prince Street, Conway City Ward 2
#292-294 William H. DUNCAN, 48, m. 19 years, AR KY IN, English, lawyer
            Florence, 38, MS GA? MS, mother of 7 children, 6 living
            Alma C. b. 1892 AR; Jean I. (f) b. 1895 AR;
            Blanche b. 1898 AR; Joel W. b. 1901 AR; Seth V. b. 1905 AR;
            Ruth A. b. Sept. 1909 AR


Index of MO and AR and Partial IL (C-D) Land Patentees, War of 1812; Warrants (Index on FHL film 983,163)
      Sec. 2, AR Patentees, from G.L.O. (General Land Office) Patent Book; with added date and Tract Book page; added county from Rand McNally Commercial Atlas (tract books on FHL film 1,302,833)
      Volume, page, name, warrant #, quarter (unless noted otherwise), section, township, range; date from tract book pages by Twp & Range; present county.
      Vol.10 p.154: John Duncan son and the other heirs at law of Geo. W. Duncan decd, Warrant #25,618; SE 23 7N 14W; 11/8/1824, p.108; western part of Faulkner Co. (MAD: Conway Co. AR in 1830) (MAD: lots of people with heirs listed in this township & range)


Obituary, "Arkansas Methodist", Thursday, Feb. 2, 1893 (copy from Dale O. Duncan 5/1991)
      DUNCAN. Judge J.W. Duncan, one of the truest and most faithful members of our Church in Conway [Faulkner Co.], AR, was called to the fellowship of the Church triumphant Nov. 12, 1892. He was born near Elkton, Todd Co. KY, Nov. 27, 1831; located at Springfield, AR, 1859. In 1860 he was happily married to Miss Alma C. Vaun of Evansville, IN, who now with their two surviving children, William and Miss Annie, mourns the loss of a devoted husband and loving father.
      Judge Duncan was one of Faulkner Co.'s very best citizens. ... Once he represented Conway Co. in the Legislature, one or two terms he served as County and Probate Judge of Faulkner county and two terms he served his district in the State Senate. ... admitted to the bar in early manhood ... official in the Methodist Church at Conway at time of his death ... several times a delegate to the Annual Conference ...
      (MAD: Will of J.W. Duncan, 1892, indexed in Will Book A, pg.152; J.W. Duncan, 11/27/1831 - 11/12/1893, Capt. AR CSA, and wife Alma C. Duncan, 8/10/1829 - 12/31/1893, bur. Oak Grove Cemetery)

HISTORIES before 1923

1881 "The Encyclopedia of the new west : containing fully authenticated information of the agricultural, mercantile, commercial, manufacturing, mining and grazing industries and representing the character, development, resources and present condition of Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Indian Territory; also, biographical sketches of their representative men and women" ed. by William S. Speer and John Henry Brown (FHL film 1,000,598 item 2)
      Pg.65-6, Arkansas: Hon. John W. Duncan, Conway [Faulkner Co.]. John W. Duncan was born Nov. 27, 1831, at Elkton, Todd Co. KY. His grandfather, William Duncan, of Scotch descent, was a farmer in fine circumstances and moved from VA to KY, settling in Todd Co., ... died in Todd Co. about the year 1820. His father, William Duncan, born in Todd Co. in 1808, an industrious farmer ..., died at the age of 70. His mother, Mary Hollingsworth, was a native of Maury Co. TN, born in 1813, the daughter of John H. Hollingsworth, a wealthy farmer. She was educated and married at Elkton, KY, and is now living at Springfield [Conway Co.], AR. William and Mary Duncan had ten children: John W., Jeptha H., Elizabeth, Samuel K., James T., Winfield S., Emily E. (wife of J.M. Allinder), Jasper, Mary (wife of R.S. Moses), Leander V., and Nancy (wife of C.F. Moses). Jeptha H., Elizabeth and Winfield S. are dead. The maternal grandmother of John W. Duncan was a Thompson. His mother is the niece of Colonel Samuel Gordon, of TN, who figured in the war of the Revolution. Young Duncan was reared on a farm and ... Soon after he attained his majority he began teaching school in Todd Co. ... then to Clay Co. MO, then to KS as a member of a US surveying party, sectionizing public lands, joined the KS militia in 1855, following winter taught school in Clay Co. MO; in 1856 returned to KY and read law under J.G. Hollingsworth at Elkton, admitted to the bar in 1858. Mr. Duncan in 1859 visited his uncle, Jeptha Hollingsworth, of Madison Co. MS, was advised to practice profession at Springfield, AR, and located there latter part of 1859, for 13 years; in 1876 to Conway, Faulkner Co., where now resides. From July 1861 to 1865, Mr. Duncan was captain in 10th AR Conf. infantry, ... 18 months in prisons of Alton IL and Johnson's Island, OH. Held offices 1857-8 in Elkton; 1866 JP at Springfield, AR ... Mr. Duncan was married Dec. 11, 1860, in Springfield, AR, to Miss Alma C. Vann, born in Evansville, IN, Aug. 10, 1830, a daughter of Absalom Vann, a native of SC and a farmer; her mother Delight Rogers was native of CT and she was descended from the same family of which John Rogers, the Christian martyr of England, was a member. By this marriage Senator Duncan and wife have three children: William H. born Dec. 23, 1861, now attending AR University at Fayetteville; Eliza born Jan. 8, 1866; Annie born April 8, 1867; all natives of Springfield; they lost one child that died in infancy. ... Mason, Whig, Methodist Episcopal Church South.
      MAD: William Duncan, born June 18, 1808, died Sept. 28, 1878, mar. Feb. 12, 1831 Todd Co. KY to Mary Hollingsworth, born Nov. 23, 1813, died Sept. 20, 1884. They are buried in the Springfield Cem. He is said to be the son of William Duncan who married last to Mrs. Asenith Hollingsworth Bingamon ("Asineth Bingham") on 18 June 1814 in Logan Co. KY and died there in 1817; from pgs.352-3 "Faulkner Co. (AR), Its Land and People" by Faulkner Co. AR Historical Society, 1986 (FHL book 976.774 H2d)


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