Duncans in Searcy Co. AR


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

Last revised July 11, 2013

Formed 1838 from Marion
Stone formed 1873 from Izard, Independence, Searcy, Van Buren
Baxter formed 1873 from Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy


1840-1850 Searcy Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Searcy Co. AR Census (also from Ruth Robertson 4/1983 and Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Pg.940, #711-703, C. KEMBRELL (m) 51 NC farmer $300-$400
                  Malinda 47 KY
                  Jefferson 18 TN
                  Tinnyann (f) 13, John 12, Loissy (f) 7 AR
                  W.Z. DUNCAN (m) 19 KY
                  Margaret 16 AR (not mar/in/yr)
                  (MAD: William Z. Duncan, 1850 Van Buren Co. AR census with Chittender Duncan)
Pg.940, #712-704, Prissy ADAIR (f) 30 TN -- $0-$100
                  William 11, George 7, Sealy (f) 4 AR
                  John C. DUNCAN 21 KY farm laborer $0-$100
                  Sarah 20 TN (not mar/in/yr)
                  (MAD: John C. Duncan in 1850 Van Buren Co. AR census with Chittender Duncan)
Red River
Pg.957, #830-821, C.L. DUNCAN (m) 40 KY farmer $0-$475
                  Amanda 39 KY
                  Curtis 17, Stephen 15 KY
                  Elizabeth 13, King 10, Jane 8, Linsey (f) 6 AR
                  (MAD: Chittenden L. Duncan, 1850 Van Buren Co. AR census, from Caldwell Co. KY; one Stephine T. Dunkin enl. in Co.K 3rd AR Cav., enrolled 8/10/1864 Lewisburg, age 19, b. Colwell Co. KY, res. Burrowsville, Searcy Co. AR, d. 10/21/1864 Little Rock)

1870 Searcy Co. AR Census
Bear Creek Twp., P.O. Marshall
Pg.4, #38-38, KRACKET, Steven 48? (18?) TN farmer $400-$171
                  Sarah 25 TN keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Jefferson (m) 9 AR
Wiley's Cove Twp., P.O. Marshall
Pg.72, #54-54, DUNCAN, William 26 KY farmer $0-$150
                  Margeret 24 AR keeping house
                  July A. (f) 9 AR
                  Mary M.A. 8 AR
                  Sarah E. 5 AR
                  James C. 1 AR
                  John F. 2/12 AR b.March
Pg.72, #56-56, PATTERSON, Elisha 33 KY farmer $0-$200
                  Sarah E. 26 TN keeping house
                  Mary A. 4 AR
                  Margret A. 1 AR
                  DUNCAN, Tennessee (f) 9 AR at home
                  James J. 7 AR

1910 Searcy Co. AR Census (from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Sulphur Springs
#172-172, John F. DUNCAN 40 AR AR AR 1st mar 18 years
            Louisa J. 38 AR GA MS 1st mar, 18 yrs, 4 ch, 3 liv
            Floyd 16, William 14 AR AR AR
#173-173, Margaret E. DUNCAN 64 AR TN TN widow, 12 ch, 9 liv
            Riley WILLIAMS 17 AR IL AR grandson
            Thomas DUNCAN 27 AR KY AR son widowed
#174-174, Julia WESTERN (blank) AR KY AR widow, 9 ch, 6 liv
            Bud 17, Tarner? (m) 14 AR AR AR sons
            Pinkey TRAT? 22 AR AR AR son-in-law 1st mar, 6 years
            Sarah 21 AR AR AR dau. 1st mar, 6 years, 1 ch, 1 liv
#177-177, Leander DUNCAN 18 AR AR AR 1st mar, 2 mos
            Toson? 15 AR AL AR wife, 1st mar, 2 mos
Red River
??-??, Jeff DUNCAN 44 AR AR TN 1st mar, 28 yrs
            Sally 46 TN TN TN 1st mar, 28 yrs, 14 ch, 12 liv
            Martha 23, Isaac 18, Grover 16 AR AR TN
            Nettie 15, Joe 13, Willie 12 AR AR TN
            Okle (f) 10, Luthur 7, Charlie 5, Edith 2 AR AR TN
#178-177, Jeff DUNCAN 47 AR AR AR 1st mar, 21 years
            Lottie 44 AR AR TN 1st mar, 21 years, 7 ch, 5 liv
            Darmie? (m) 18, Lanis? (m) 16, Oscar 12, Pearl 10 AR AR AR
#180-182, John DUNCAN 38 TN TN TN 1st mar, 21 years
            Mary 45 TN TN TN wife, 1st mar, 21 years, 6 ch, 2 liv
            Dovie (m) 13 TX TN TN
            Tillman 74 TN US US father, widowed
            (MAD: 1850 White Co. TN)
#182-184, James DUNCAN 44 TN TN TN 1st mar, 27 years
            Maggie 44 KY US TN 1st mar, 27 years, 4 ch, 2 liv
            Willie 24 TN TN KY (son)
Wiley's Cove
#26-26, James DUNCAN 41 AR KY AR 1st mar, 21 years
            Victory 41 AR KY TN 1st mar, 21 years, 7 ch, 5 liv
            Eula (f) 14, Allen 12, Odus (m) 8 AR AR AR
            Divile (m) 1/12 AR AR AR
#104-104, William R. FOLEY 37 MI NY NY 1st mar, 9 years
            Pearl D. 28 MO TN MO 1st mar, 9 years, 1 ch, 1 liv
            Lois D. (m) 4 MO MI MO (son)
            Hon. Arthur B. DUNCAN 25 MO TN MO brother-in-law single
#175-201, Philip HAYES 44 NY UNK NY 1st mar, 10 years
            Martha M. 50? MO KY KY 1st mar, 10 years (blank? ch.)
            Martha J. DUNCAN 80 KY KY KY mother-in-law 1st mar, 10 ch, 4 liv


Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Automated Records Project. Batesville [Independence Co.], AR, Land Office, Act/Treaty of April 24, 1820, Entry Classification: Sale - Cash Entries
      Name, Acres, Date land document signed
      Duncan, Chittenden L, 80 acres, Jul 01 1859 (MAD: see Searcy & Van Buren Co)
      Duncan, Chittenden L, 80 acres, Oct 30 1857
      Duncan, Harbard B, 40 acres, Jul 01 1859 (MAD: see Searcy & Van Buren Co.)

Little Rock [Pulaski Co.], AR Land Office, Act/Treaty of May 20, 1862, Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Orig.
      Name, Acres, Date land document signed
      Duncan, Chittenden L, 80 acres, Oct 30 1877

Searcy Co. AR Deeds (copied by CVD in SLC 5/1/2013)
      Homestead patent record, 1848-1910 (FHL Film 1,031,127) - no index, did not go through line by line
      Deed record, 1866-1890 (FHL Film 1,031,129) - no Duncan indexed


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, William Z., widow Duncan, Margaret B.; I 3 Ark. Cav.; 1890 Aug. 23, Invalid Appl. #905344, Cert. #746181, Ark.; 1904 June 22, Widow Appl. #808970, Cert. #586692, Ark. (MAD: 1860 Searcy Co. AR census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1894 "A Reminiscent history of the Ozark region : comprising a brief descriptive history of each county and numerous biographical sketches of prominent citizens of each county" by Goodspeed (FHL book 973 D3oz and films 1,000,278 item 3 and 973,030 item 1; from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983)
      Pg.656: Hon. Samuel Leslie of Searcy Co. AR, born Barren Co. KY Oct. 25, 1809, son of John and Jane (McElwee) Leslie, the latter b. in SC. It is thought that Mr. Leslie was born while his parents were in route from PA to SC. He and his wife were married in York Dist. SC, from which they removed in 1807 to KY; when their son Samuel was two years of age they moved to TN. Here the mother died when he was about eight years old. The father survived until 1840, his death occurring in Carroll Co. TN. Children: George d. in Carroll Co. TN; William d. in Cole Co. MO; John d. in Humphreys Co. TN; Samuel (above) m. 1831 Ruth, dau. of Edward and Dicey Harris; Andrew J. d. in San Antonio, TX; Mary M., the wife of Andrew Simpson, d. in Carroll Co. TN; Elizabeth, wife of Samuel McKeag(y), d. in Searcy Co. ARK; Margaret, the wife of David Van Pool, d. in Cole Co. MO; Jane, the wife of Zeddock Duncan, d. in Humphreys Co. TN; Grace, the wife of Joseph Murphy, d. in Carroll Co. TN.


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