Duncans in Franklin Co. FL


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

Last revised December 22, 2006

Formed 1832 from Jackson
Calhoun formed 1838 from Franklin, Washington, Jackson
Liberty formed 1855 from Franklin, Gadsden


1840-1850 Franklin Co. FL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Franklin Co. FL Census
Pg.439, #157-162, John CRARKEN 54 IRE (blank)
                  Elizabeth 30 IRE
                  Anne E. 18 (sic) FL
                  Mary 6, Patrick E. 2 FL
Pg.439, #157-163, Mary DUNCAN 64 PA (blank) $0-$1,000
                  (MAD: 1850 Calhoun Co. FL census; possibly from Lauderdale Co. AL)

1870-1880 Franklin Co. FL Census
      No Duncan indexed


"Territorial Papers, Florida Territory, 1828-1834" Vol. XXIV (CA State University, Sacramento, library book)
      Pg.984-7: Memorial to Congress by Citizens of Town of Apalachicola, [Franklin Co.] Feb. 24, 1834: It had been believed Apalachicola could only be approached by water; reference to long delays in mail; reference to recent settlements in Georgia and Alabama along the Chattahootchie, Flint and Chipola rivers, tributaries of the Apalachicola River; a recent survey showed that a good road could be built from Apalachicola (at the mouth of the Apalachicola river) to St. Andrews Bay, 45 miles, then to Marianna, about 50 miles; petition to construct the road. Signed by A.B. Duncan and John Duncan among others.
      Pg.1000-1: Petition to Congress by Citizens of Town of Apalachicola, in the Western District, April 7, 1834: Petition that Congress establish a separate Judicial District for the town. Signed by John Duncan among others.


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, C.F., Henry Co., Pension 34038; Private, Co.G, 6th Regt. FL; enlisted Nov. 1861 at Apalachicola [MAD: Franklin Co.], FL; discharged April 1865; wounded at Chickamauga; wit. Dan Hall, Isaac M. Foote. (MAD: Pension says resided in Jackson Co. FL two years)
      Duncan, Charles Franklin, Private, Co.G, 6th FL; enlisted at Camp Bellton, FL, May 15, 1861, and served until April 26, 1865, Durham, NC, by taking the oath of alegiance; born Jan. 19, 1843, Ft. Ralling, Houston Co. GA; address 1921: Dothan, Houston Co. AL. Authority: 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers. (MAD: birthdate as given)
      Duncan, Charles, Private, Co.G, 6th FL, born June 9, 1845 at Fort Valley in Houston Co. GA; enlisted Nov. 1861 at Apalachicola [MAD: Franklin Co.], FL, and continued until May 1865, captured at Cornet, MS, 1865 and stayed under guard 3 days and was recaptured; Address Dothan. Authority: Census Tax Assessor, Houston Co., 1907. (MAD: birthdate as given.) (MAD: similar information, headed Houston Co. AL, with added note "I belonged to Colored Guards" given in "1907 Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers" by Gregath Co.; FHL book 976.1 X22c 1907 vol.3, pg.5)


Lauderdale Co. AL Deeds (FHL film 1,022,574)
      11-60: 20 Oct. 1843, Mary Duncan of St. Joseph [Alachua or Benton Co.], FL, to Hugh Thompson, $1000, 10 acres, part of lot #346 in town of Florence, by her attorney W.F. Duncan who appeared in Lauderdale Co. AL. (MAD: see 1850 Calhoun Co. FL census and 1860 Franklin Co. FL census)
      11-61: 20 Oct. 1843, Hugh Thomson (sic) of Lauderdale Co. AL to Mary Duncan of St. Joseph, FL, promissory notes for $1000; mortgage of above land; paid.


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