Duncan research files of
Jefferson Co. AR Will Book (FHL film 983,903; same will filed in Lincoln Co. AR Book A, pg.178, on FHL film 980,309, and indexed in Lincoln Co. AR Book 1, pg.21; and indexed Washington Co. AR Book C, pg.243, and Admin. Probate Book K, pg.100)
1-615: Will of Eugenia James Duncan, of the city of Fayetteville, AR; in grateful remembrance of the numerous kindnesses and tender care of my foster parents Mr. and Mrs. R.V. McCracken, to them $1000 and rents and profits from brick stores on Main Street in Pine Bluff, AR, during their lives; at death of both the property to become part of my estate and disposed of with the rest of my estate. To St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish of Fayetteville, AR, $500 to build an orphans home or hospital. To my husband Garnett Duncan and my children if I should have any at my death, in equal shares, (my husband to have a child's share); in case I die without issue, then to my husband absolutely, all my property ... including my real estate in City of Pine Bluff, AR, and all my interest in real estate owned jointly by me and Thomas? S? James and Garland D. James near Hot Springs, AR, and my interest in some real estate near the City of Memphis [Shelby Co.] TN, (and any other real or personal property). Appoint Garnott Duncan executor. 19 Nov. 18(tight binding) Wit. 19 Nov. 1894 by Louise Elizabeth Bailio, W.S. Pollard. Codicil by Eugenia James Wilson Duncan; revoke gift to church; reference to cemetery lot, and a monument inscription to the memory of Miss Annie Wilson, Mrs. Arabell Longtree Wilson, Arabella Eugene Wilson, Mrs. Eugenia James Wilson and Capt. Wm. Henry Daylie Wilson; to be selected by my husband Garnett Duncan and my friends Fred Fox and John W. Crawford of Pine Bluff AR; dated 28 Sept. 1895, Wit. R.H. Vaughn, W.S. Pollard. Proved 7 Jan. 1896. Court order to Augusta, Richmond Co., GA, to examine Louise Elizabeth Bailie about the will; examination in Washington Co. AR of R.H. Voughn and W.S. Pollard. Letters testamentary issued to Garnett Duncan 21 Jan. 1896.
(MAD: Eugenia James Wilson Duncan, 1873 - 1895, Evergreen Cemetery, Madison Co. AR)
1890 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Southern AR" Clark, Miller, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Lafayette, Hempstead, Columbia, Little River, Nevada, Cleveland, Ouchita (sic), Dallass, Bradley, Calhoun, Union, Ashley, Drew, Lincoln, Desha and Chicot Cos.; by Goodspeed (FHL film 266,242; and from Betty Laarveld 5/1987)
Pg.988: Lincoln Co.: James Martin Lyle, b. Drew Co. AR Oct. 24, 1855, son of Thomas and Sarah M. (Knox) Lyle, natives of IRE and IL, respectively. The father was born in IRE in 1817, to the US when an infant with his parents; located in IL, continued there after his marriage. In 1851 to TN, then to Drew Co. AR where still lives. The mother died in 1862, and the father married Mrs. Duncan of Bradley Co. AR. To his first marriage were born 9 children (not copied here). By his last marriage there have been 2 children: Isabella (who is dead) and Lula (wife of J.A. Bishop). ... (MAD: see 1870 Drew Co. AR census)
Pg.1023: Indexed S.T. and Mattie L. Duncan; do not have.
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