Duncans in Sebastian Co. AR


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

Last revised October 28, 2014

Formed 1851 from Scott, Polk, Crawford


1860 Sebastian Co. AR Census (Barnes also from Kay Martin 4/2000; Duncans also from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Sugar Loaf Twp., pg.21
Pg.978, #133-126, Lewis BARNES 28 AR farmer $0-$300
                  Mary 26 MO
                  Elizabeth 10, William 7, Jane 5 AR
                  Margaret 64 MO
                  Martin 15 AR
                  (MAD: Margaret Duncan mar. William Barnes 4/25/1819 Howard Co. MO; 1830 Jackson Co. MO census; 1840 Washington Co. AR census; 1860 Crawford Co. AR)
Pg.978, #134-127, Robert BARNES 45 MO farmer $0-$100
                  Francis (f) 43 TN
                  James 17, Amanda 15 AR
                  Joseph 11, Peggy 13 AR
                  Sangiett? (Samyatt?) (m) 8 AR
                  Solomon 6, Lafayette (m) 3 AR
                  (MAD: from 1850 Crawford Co. AR census)
Sugar Loaf Twp.
Pg.989, #214-204, Charles DUNCAN 23 TN farmer $0-$50
                  Francis 24 TN
                  Louisa 3 TN
Pg.989, #215-215, Samuel K. DUNCAN 28 KY farmer $1000-$500
                  Susan 33 TN
                  Louisa R. 8, Robert S/J. 5 TN
                  James B. 1 AR
                  (MAD: 1850 Gibson Co. TN; 1870 Scott Co. AR; Samuel's age plainly 28)
Pg.989, #217-207, Isaac DUNCAN 33 KY blacksmith $800-$400
                  Martha 31 TN
                  Rebecca 5, Sarah 1, William 5/12 AR
                  (MAD: 1850 Dyer Co. TN census)
Pg.992, #233-221, William DUNCAN 27 TN farmer $800-$220
                  Tursey 25 TN
                  Sarah R. 5 TN
Pg.992, #234-222, Browning DUNCAN 58 KY farmer $850-$150
                  Rebecca 56 SC
                  Susan J. 17, Browning 15 TN
                  (MAD: 1850 Dyer Co. TN census; also above sons)
Marion Twp.
Pg.1028, #492-474, Jacob DUNCAN 40 MS farmer $0-$1200
                  Mary 6, William 3 MS

1870 Sebastian Co. AR Census
Marion Twp.
Pg.138-139, #115-115, MOORE, John S. 49 KY farmer $1600-$300
                  Susan D. 37 KY keeps house
                  Robert 15, Sarah A. 13 MO at home
                  Charles P. 10, Harvey M. 8 MO
                  Richard 6 MO
                  Matthias (m) 1 AR
                  DUNKIN, Ada (f) 50 KY at home
                  (MAD: 1860 Cedar Co. MO census)
Sugar Loaf Twp.
Pg.173, #271-271, DUNKIN, Charles 35 TN farmer $600-$288
                  Frances (f) 34 TN keeps house
                  Mary 10 AR at home
                  Browney (m) 4, John 1 AR
                  McNIGHT, John 66 TN farmer
Pg.173, #275-275, DUNKIN, Isaac 40 TN farmer $700-$250
                  Susan 31 TN keeps house
                  Rebekah (f) 16, Sarah 11 AR at home
                  William 10, Samuel 9 AR at home
                  John 4, Thomas 1 AR
Upper Twp.
Pg.190, #6-4, VANSANT, E.H. (f) 42 OH keep house $0-$0
                  Jenny (f) 21 OH at home
                  A.F. (f) 11 IN at home
                  DUNKEN, O.J. (m) 46 TN merchant $0-$1000
                  (MAD: Indexed A.J. and R.J. Dunken)


Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Automated Records Project. Clarksville [Johnson Co.], AR Land Office, Act/Treaty of April 24, 1820, Entry Classification: Sale - Cash Entries
      Name, Acres, Date land document signed
      Duncan, Browning, 40 acres, Sep 01 1860 (MAD: Sebastian Co. AR)
      Duncan, Elkanah D, 80 acres, Mar 01 1860 (MAD: Sebastian Co. AR)
      Duncan, Samuel K, 40.49 acres, Mar 01 1860 (MAD: Sebastian Co. AR)
      Duncan, Samuel K, 43.96 acres, Mar 01 1860


Cedar Co. MO Deed (SLC 7/14/2014 and 7/16/2014; have jpg images)
      H-225: Lydia A. Duncan by James T. Moore her attorney of Sebastian Co. AR for $1142 paid Lydia A. Duncan by Rebecca Jane Morrell of Cedar Co. MO, sell SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.14 and S 1/2 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec.13 and NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.23, and N 1/2 of NW 1/4 and SE of NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec.24 in Twp.34 Range 28 containing 360 acres more or less, warrant title. 3 Nov. 1868, /s/ Lydia A. Duncan by James T. Moore, her Attorney in Fact. Ack. by James T. Moore 3 Nov. 1869 before D.H?. Cannaway, Clerk, Cedar Co. MO. Filed for record 11 May 1869. (filled in form) (FHL film 932,367)


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, Charles C., widow Duncan, Fannie D.; H 2 ARK Cav.; 1880 May 14, Invalid Appl. #365306, Cert. #510856; 1910 Jan. 14, Widow Appl. #933760, Cert. #707745, Ark. (MAD: 1860 Sebastian Co. AR census; enlisted 9/17/1863 Ft. Smith, CDB: age 27, b. Dyer Co. TN)

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northwest Arkansas; Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin & Sebastian Cos." by Goodspeed (Los Angeles Public Library book 976.71 W317Go; from Evelyn Sigler 9/1983 and Bonnie Ward 3/1987)
      Pg.723: Sebastian Co. Attorney William Duncan; no date.
      Pg.853: Sebastian Co. Elbert Jennings, b. Carroll Co. VA, Oct. 3, 1859, son of Peter and Eliza J. (Duncan) Jennings. Eliza Duncan b. Pulaski Co. VA, had two children: Elbert and Isabella Abercrombie; of Benton Co. AR 1870. Elbert Jennings moved with his parents to AR.
      Pg.1018: Sebastian Co. Capt. David Tucker Smith of Washington Co. AR, b. Henderson Co. TN, Nov. 7, 1824. His parents, natives of NC, were Meredith and Elizabeth (Tucker) Smith, who moved with their children to TN. The parents died in Bedford Co. TN; had eight children; the youngest was David Tucker Smith who married Elizabeth Trollinger of Bedford Co. TN. One daughter of David Tucker and Elizabeth (Trollinger) Smith was Rebecca Smith, b. July 13, 1847, who married William W. Duncan.


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