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Duncans in Coweta Co. GA


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

Last revised March 23, 2014

Formed 1826 from Indian Lands
Campbell formed 1828 from Carroll, Coweta
Heard formed 1830 from Carroll, Coweta, Troup


1830 Coweta Co. GA Census
Pg.374  Matthew Dunkion       1011,01      - 2200,01
          (MAD: 1840 Randolph Co. AL census)

1840 Coweta Co. GA Census (also from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983)
Pg.322  Samuel DENNIS Sen     0000,4000,1  - 0000,0001
          (Indexed Samuel W. Dunken)
        George S. Dunkin      1001,1       - 3000,1
        Stephen DUKSEN        0000,1200,1  - 0000,0000,1
          (or Stephen DICKSEN)
        John S. Dunken        1110,01      - 1111,01
        Reason Mobley         2110,01      - 0110,01
Pg.324  Elisabeth Mobley      0100,01      - 0100,1100,1
Cedar Creek Twp.
Pg.326  Elias Dunkin          0000,001     - 0000,1
        Margarett Dunkin      001          - 0010,0000,01
          (next to each other)

1850 Coweta Co. GA Census (part also from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983)
19th Division
Pg.292, #133, Peter E. DUNCAN 42 SC farmer
                  Edy (f) 37 GA
                  Elizabeth 17, John R. 13, Martin T. 11 GA
                  James W. 7, Joseph M. 2 GA
                  (MAD: 1860 Carroll Co. GA census; Joseph M. Duncan 3/25/1848 - 5/12/1908 bur. Mt.Carmel Cemetery, Walker Co. AL; one Joseph M. Duncan mar. Martha J. Daugherty 12/16/1866 Carroll Co. GA; one Elisabeth Duncan mar. John J. Young 9/3/1857 Carroll Co. GA)
Pg.305, #311-311, Jos. WILLIAMS 70 NC brick layer $1000
                  Phebe 40 VA
                  (MAD: Phebe plainly born VA, not NC, SC, or GA; info of Patti Andrews 11/2003: Phebe Duncan mar. Nathaniel Gam(m)age 11/28/1827 in Monroe Co. GA, marriage headed Jones Co. GA, mar. Joseph Williams 10/31/1847 Coweta Co. GA)
Pg.306, #320, Miles F. DUNCAN 30 GA brick layer $40
                  Emilee 28 GA
                  Louisa J. (f) 5, Rispan (f) 3, Miles (m) 1 GA
Pg.319, #517, Saml. W. DUNCAN 36 SC farmer $1000
                  Caroline 32 GA
                  Martha A.M. 13, Moses A. 10, Wm. P. 8 GA
                  Julian (f) 6, Sarah 4, Emily 1 GA
                  (MAD: 1860 Campbell Co. GA census)
Pg.323, #569, Elias DUNCAN 50 SC farmer $400
                  Sarah 37 SC
                  (MAD: 1860 Carroll Co. GA census)
Pg.336, #752, George S. DUNCAN 38 GA farmer $1500
                  Elizth. 31 GA
                  Mary J. 15, Emily C. 14, July A. (f) 12 GA
                  Miles M. 10, George W. 4, John J?. 2 GA
                  (MAD: M.M. Duncan 30 GA in 1870 Fulton Co. GA census)
Pg.339, #789, Matthew LANE 35 GA farmer $0
                  Ann 25 GA
                  Georgia Ann V. 9, Matthew R. 7 GA
                  Thos. F. 6, John A. 2 GA
                  (MAD: Matthew Lane mar. Tabitha Ann Duncan 6/10/1838 Monroe Co. GA)
Pg.363, #424, Reason MOBLEY 40 SC farmer $900
                  Lucretia 46 SC
                  Hezekiah 17, Mary A. 15, Stephen 13 GA
                  Jos. A. 11, Andrew G. 9, Wm. P. 8 GA
                  Margaret DUNCAN 80 SC
Pg.379, #1368, John DUNCAN 26 TN laborer
                  Margaret 21 TN
                  Martha 6/12 TN
                  Thos. BROWN 14, Gallant R. (m) 12 GA
                  (MAD: John's age plain; ?? 1860 St.Clair Co. AL census, wife Sarah)

1860 Coweta Co. GA Census (part also from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983)
Town of Newnan
Pg.676, #30-29, Miles F. DUNCAN 40 GA mason $700-$350
                  Emily 38 GA
                  Theresa (f) 15, Rieja A. (f) 13 GA
                  Wilber R. (m) 11, Matha (f) 8 GA
                  Ivonia (f) 7, Elizabeth J. 2 GA
                  (MAD: names as spelled but Wilber should be Miles)
P.O. Newnan
Pg.692, #142-133, George S. DUNCAN 48 GA mason $2500-$1800
                  Elizabeth 44 GA
                  George W. 15, John 13, Sallie 8 GA
                  Martha 6, Ida A. 3 GA
                  (MAD: 1870 Carroll Co. GA census)
Several Dists.
Pg.719, #375-326, Benjamin DUNCAN 53 SC carpenter $0-$175
                  Susan 52 GA
                  William Mn. 25 GA
                  (MAD: 1850 Fayette Co. GA census; 1870 Talladega Co. AL census)
Pg.800, #1036-884, Uriah DUNSIN 42 GA (blank) $300-$1000
                  Prudence (f) 36 GA
Pg.805, #1089-921, Resen MOBLEY 50 SC wagonmaker $2000-$1000
                  Lucresia 56 SC
                  Joseph S. 21, Andrew J. 19, William P. 18 GA
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 18 AL domestic $0-$25
                  (MAD: Elizabeth definitely age 18, no others in household)

1870 Coweta Co. GA Census (pg.252 also from Dean Cress 9/1984)
5th District, P.O. Newnan
Pg.208, #134-134, MOBLEY, Resen (m) 60 SC farmer $0-$0
                  Lucretia 65 SC keeping house $3310-$237
                  DUNCAN, John S. 68 SC wagon maker
                  JONES, Mary A. 17 GA BLACK farm laborer
                  MOBLEY, Frances J. (f) 29 SC (blank) $0-$150
                  Stephen F. 8 GA
                  (MAD: one Permelia Ann J. Dunkin or Pannelia J. Duncan mar. W.E/C. Mobley 1/16/1860, Carroll Co. GA)
Newnan (town)
Pg.227, #83-83, DUNCAN, Miles F. 50 GA brick mason $1000-$700
                  Emily 49 GA keeping house
                  Thirsa J. (f) 24 GA at home
                  Miles R. (m) 21 GA farm laborer
                  Martha D. 17, Ida (f) 14, Ella 12 GA at home
4th District, 647 G.M., P.O. Newnan
Pg.248, #275-275, DUNKIN, James 24 GA farm laborer $0-$0
                  Elisabeth 23 GA keeping house
                  Elisabeth 2 GA at home
4th District, 647th G.M.
Pg.252, #44-44, DUNKIN, John R. 31 GA farmer $0-$150
                  Elizabeth 27 GA keeping house
                  Edith J. 2, Benjamin 1 GA at home
                  (MAD: John R. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Rawlins or Rowland 10/1/1866; John R. Duncan mar. Iley C. Garner 1/27/1872 or 1/29/1872; both Carroll Co. GA)
Pg.252, #45-45, DUNKIN, Joseph 21 GA farm laborer $0-$0
                  Jane 23 GA keeping house
                  Sarah C. 2 GA at home
                  Julia 1 GA
693rd Dist. G.M.
Pg.302, #646-635, DUNCAN, Henry 30 GA BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  Harriet 29 GA BLACK keeping house
                  Simon 12 GA MULATTO
                  Martha 8 GA BLACK
Pg.307, #708-696, DUNCAN, Lewis (m) 30 MD BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Benjamin 14 GA BLACK at home
                  FAVORS, Allen 21 GA BLACK farm laborer
Pg.310, #755-743, DUNCAN, Jackson 50 GA BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Lucy 52 GA BLACK keeping house
                  Permelia (f) 25 GA BLACK at home
                  John 20 GA BLACK farm laborer
                  Amanda 18, Cally (f) 16 GA BLACKS at home
                  Cornelia 14 GA BLACK at home
                  BALL, Benjamin 20 GA BLACK farm laborer
4th District
Pg.334, #154-154, DUNCAN, M.T. (m) 31 GA (white) farm laborer $0-$100
                  Frances E. (f) 21 AL keeping house
                  W.T. (m) 4 GA at home
                  James H. 3, Mary A. 1 GA at home
806th Dist. G.M.
Pg.345, #96-91, BANKS, Lou?. (f) 61 SC keeping house $85-$225
                  Brundy (m) 24 GA farmer
                  Nancy 22 GA at home
                  DUNCAN, John 19 AL farm laborer, mar. in May
                  Mary A. 19 GA keeping house, mar. in May
                  BANKS, Luisa (f) 2 GA
806th Dist. G.M.
Pg.358, #271-263, NUMAN, William 32 GA MULATTO farmer $0-$160
                  Charlotte 27 GA MULATTO keeping house
                  Andrew 13, Samuel 9, Luisa (f) 5 GA MULATTOS
                  William 4, Wayman (m) 2 GA MULATTOS
                  DUNCAN, Andrew 17 GA BLACK day laborer
Pg.359, #289-281, PHILLIPS, Richard 32 GA BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Rosa 19 GA BLACK keeping house
                  John 6/12 GA b.Jan. BLACK
                  DUNCAN, Robert 6 GA BLACK
Pg.360, #298-290, LINCH, Francis (m) 59 SC BLACK farm laborer $0-$0, mar. in March
                  Marilia (f) 60 GA MULATTO keeping house, mar. in March
                  Sis (f) 13 GA BLACK
                  Arrcy? (f) 18 GA BLACK at home
                  Rubin 7, Joseph 3 GA BLACKS
                  DUNCAN, John 3 GA BLACK
Pg.364, #359-381, MANK?, George 30 GA BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Frances (f) 23 GA BLACK keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Robert 23 GA BLACK day laborer


Coweta Co. GA (Inferior Court Minute Book?) (copy of original page 470? from Marion H. Duncan, 3/1983)
      Marriage license for Andrew J. Wright and Mary Jane Duncan, 16 Sept. 1851. Solemnized 19 Sept. 1851 by Thomas O. Carter, J.P.

Coweta Co. GA (Marriage license book?) (copy of original page 276? from Marion H. Duncan, 3/1983)
      Solemnization of marriage of Elias Duncan to Sarah Mobly, 8 December 1831, by John D. Anton?, J.J.C.?
      Marriage license issued to Samuel W. Duncan and Caroline Brock, 24 September 1835; solemnized 24 September 1835 by Moses Kelley, M.G.

Coweta Co. GA Marriage Record, 1852-1872 (FHL film 470,365)
      D-209, I.W. Duncan to M.A. Banks (bride), 5/25/1870 (MAD: names not written in full on the license or the return; supposed to be John William Duncan to Malissa A. Banks or Mary Banks)

Marriages, Coweta Co. GA, at Newnan; county was formed in 1828 (handwritten list 6/1982 from Marion H. Duncan, 3/1983)
      Elias Duncan - Sarah Mobley, 12-8-1831, A-27
      Sam W. Dunkin - Fereby Brock, 9-24-1835, A-52
      Robert Duncan - Emma Tramell, 1-9-1871, A-343
      Sam W. Duncan - Caroline Brock, 9-24-1835, B-49
      Miles W. Duncan - Emily Beavers, 3-17-1844, B-267
      Mary Jane Duncan - Andrew J. Wright, 9-19-1851, B-490
      Emily Duncan - William Elas (Elis), 8-7-1852, B-512 [MAD: should be William Echols per descendant John Dale Parker]
      Sarah A.A. Duncan - Thomas J. Webb, 11-6-1856, C-237
      Catharine Duncan - R.D. Bird, 12-28-1856, C-338
      Rispan Duncan - Jessie M. Herring, 8-8-1867, D-73
      I.W. Duncan - M.A. Banks, 5-25-1880, D-209 (MAD: J.W., 1870)
      Matthew Duncan - Fannie Molby, 12-20-1870, D-220
      Ida Duncan - A.C. Williams, 3-5-1876, F-130 (DC: A.C. Milliams)
      E.F. Duncan - L.E. Gordon, 12-31-1876, F-165
      Ellan Duncan - James W. Stripling, 12-15-1881, G-70
      N.D. Duncan - Idalia R. Bowles, 12-6-1883, G-284 (MAD: Napoleon B.)
      (MAD - and 1900-1918, not copied)

Coweta Co. GA Marriages (Courthouse; from Dean Cress 9/1984)
      (MAD: these differ slightly from or add to those from Marion Duncan; did not copy those with the same info.)
      Lucretia Dunkin to Reason Mobley, issued 2/23/1832, m. 2/23/1832, A-28
      Miles F. Dunkin to Emily Beavers, 3/11/1844, 3/17/1844, B-267
      Emily Duncan to Elas (Elis) Williams, 8/6/1852, 8/7/1852, B-512
      Rispah Duncan to Jesse M. Herring, 8/7/1867, 8/8/1867, D-73
      Ella N. Duncan to James W. Stripling, 12/15/1881, G-70


Go to the Coweta Co. GA Land Records


Coweta Co. GA Estates (Courthouse; from Dean Cress 9/1984)
      M.F. Duncan, 1899; D-5; L-290; B-335; D-262; M-164, 483, 497
      Emily Duncan, 1901; D-5; M-138, 513; Appraisal D-111; Return W-149; Dismissal Book A-56

Coweta Co. GA General Index to estate records A-Z, 1826-1966 (FHL film 470,378)
      MAD: lists case #, name of estate, will book & page, appointment minutes book & page, letters book & pate, bond book & page, misc. orders book & page, appraisement book & page, leave to sell minutes book & page, returns book & page numbers
      No Duncan early, only 1899 and 1901 not copied

Coweta Co. GA Records - Archives (?Index) (from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983)
      168-62: 7-5-1901: Emily Duncan died intestate; J. W. Stripling, Admr.; p. 335; Minutes M-138.

Coweta Co. GA, Ordinary Court Estate Records, General Index 1827-1966; 168-55 (from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983)
      D (or O) -5: M. F. Duncan, 1899, yrs. supp Book B-64
      D-5: Emily Duncan, 1901, Dism. Bk A-56
      (Also Mobley & Fulmer, not copied here)

Wills of Duncans - Georgia (handwritten list from Marion H. Duncan, 3/1983)
      Miles F. Duncan, 1899 to wife Emily, Book B-64
      Emily Duncan, 1901, Book A-56 & B-335
      Miles F. Duncan to Emily Beavers Duncan, 7-1-1899, to be heard in court 5-21-1901. His daughter Ellen Duncan stripling.

Coweta Co. GA Annual returns & vouchers; v.B-C, 1837-1850 (FHL film 470,409)
      Vol.B, 1837-1843 - no Duncan
      Vol.C, 1843-1850 - no Duncan

Coweta Co. GA Probate Records
      Admin. & Guardian Bonds Vol.A, 1830-1837 - no Duncan (FHL film 470,398 item 2)
      Admin Bonds Vol.B, 1837-1852 - no Duncan (FHL film 470,399)


Coweta Co. GA Court of Ordinary Minutes
      Minutes 1829-1857 (FHL film 470,388)
            Book A, 1829-1838 - no index
            Book B, 1838-1850 - no Duncan
            Book C, 1850-1857 - no Duncan
      Minutes 1847-1873 (FHL film 470,389)
            Book D, 1857-1867 - no Duncan
            Book E, 1867-1873 - no Duncan

Coweta Co. GA Superior Court Minutes
      Minutes 1828-1855 (FHL film 481,661)
            Book 1828-1839 - no index; court suits
            Book 1838-1855 - no index; court suits


Coweta Co. GA Records, Tax Digest - Archives 169-74 (from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983)
      Elias Duncan, 1 poll, 3 slaves, 240a land, #156, Dist. 5
Capt. Moore Dist., Hurricane:
      Wesley Duncan, 1 poll
      George Duncan, 1 poll, 202 (?slaves), 40a
Capt. Luckey Dist.:
      Franklin Duncan, 1 poll, 76 (?slaves), Dist. 5
1846: Panther Creek, Capt. B..field:
      Peter E. Duncan, 1 poll, 1 slave
      Elias Duncan, 1 poll, 1 slave, 41a land, #342
Capt. Lines Harican Dist.:
      George S. Duncan, 1 poll, 202a land, #33, Dist. 3
      S. W. Duncan, 1 poll
Town Dist.:
      Miles F. Duncan, 1 poll, 76 (?slaves)
1847: Hurricane Dist., Capt. Moore:
      S. W. Duncan (blank)
      George S. Duncan, 1 poll, 202-1/2 (?acres), 40 (acres?), #36, Dist. 5
      Miles F. Duncan, 75 (acres?), Dist. 5
1848: Panther Creek:
      Duncan (no first name), 1 poll, 150,/40/40, #9, Dist. 37
      (also Rezen Mobley)
      S. W. Duncan, 19.5 (tax money?)
      George S. Duncan, 303-3/4 (acres?), 40, 54, 46.4
      Miles S. Duncan, (no land?), 76, 4, 30.2

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Coweta Co. (GA) 1825-1880" by W.U. Anderson ca 1880 (extracts from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983; and FHL book 975.8423 H2a)
      Pg.16/17: Names of people in Coweta, first settlers, 3-4 years:
            3rd Dist.: George S. Duncan.
            5th Dist.: O.M. Duncan, Mathew Duncan, Elias Duncan, Stephen Duncan, Peter E. Duncan, John Duncan, Wesley Duncan, Reasen Mobley. (pg.18)
      Pg.32: Cannon F. Shipp sold out to Hughey & Killgore and they the same year sold their goods to Peter E. Duncan, and he removed them to Duncan Town, which has gone down, and is now known as Macedonia Church.
      Pg.118: Hurricane Dist., Tax Lists: Miles R. (MAD: sic) Duncan, no land (no date)
      Pg.120: Grantville Dist.: #139 - Elias Duncan, no land (no date)
      Civil War:
            Benjamin R. Duncan - Coweta, 1st Regt. Inf.
            Edward Duncan Heard/Troupe
            John J. Duncan Coweta, Mustered in 1/3/1863
            John R. Duncan Coweta/Carroll/Newton - Phillips Legion GA Cav. Co. F, 36th, 646 Dist.
            M. F. Duncan Coweta, 36th, 646 Dist.
            Martin T. Duncan Carroll/Coweta/Newton
            Moses A. Duncan Campbell, 30th Regt. GA Inf. Co. K
            Peter Duncan Campbell, 2nd Regt. GA Cav. Co. I
            Samuel W. Duncan Campbell, 36th Sen. Dist. GA Militia, 757 Dist.


GA Military Commissions in the State Militia, 1798-1860, by the GA Executive Department
      MAD: by year, includes index, frequently two items on a page; these are apparently orders that these men be commissioned a certain rank in a particular company. The early ones gave a county, the later ones only a militia district. I have added localities from 1830 census index.
1829-1830 (FHL film 159,006 item 2)
      Pg.503: 13 April 1830, Stephen Duncan, Captain of 756th District Company of Militia. (MAD: Coweta Co. GA)
      Pg.504: 13 April 1830, Peter Duncan, 2nd Lieutenant of 756th District Company of Militia. (MAD: Coweta Co. GA)

Pension Application (Indian Wars 1832-1842) of Samuel W. Dunkin, Survivor Appl. #1057, Cert. #81; Widow application #7126, Cert. #5131 (from Lucille Mehrkam 1984)
      Applied from Campbell Co. GA. Pvt. in Capt. Greer's GA Vol. Creek War. Applied Dec 21, 1892; enlisted in Columbus, GA, June 6, 1836; honorably discharged Sept. 2nd, 1836. Bounty Land Warrant #12454 for 120 acres issued March 3, 1855. He was 24 years old when he enlisted; 6 feet tall, blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion and a farmer; he was born Edgefield Co. SC; resided in Coweta Co. GA 16 years; resided in Campbell Co. GA 40 years. Married Caroline Brock on Sept. 15, 1835 at Coweta Co. GA and she died in Oct 1852; he remarried to Nancy C. Thompson.
      Widow Nancy applied for pension Jan 22, 1898; she was 68 yrs. old. She stated she married Samuel W. Dunkin Feb. 1, 1854 at Carrol Co. GA by James R. ?? MG. and her name was Nancy C. Thompson, that his first wife was Caroline Brock who died 13 Nov 1852; that her husband died Feb 16 1897 at Monk, Campbell Co. GA.
      William P. Dunkin age 56 and Julia A. Dunkin aged 53 of Tell, Campbell Co. GA, swore they had known Nancy Dunkin for 43 years and that Samuel and Nancy lived together as husband and wife from 1854-1897 and had 8 children, 6 of whom are now living. Dated 8 March 1897; wit. by J.A. Dunkin and J.F. Beavers.
      In this pension application is a certification by the Ordinary of Campbell Co. GA, R.C. Beavers, that he, Mr. Beavers, copied from the family bible the family info. enclosed in the pension application. It is as follows:
      S. W. Dunkin was born Dec 4, 1812
      Caroline Dunkin was born Feb 12, 1816, the first wife of said Samuel W. Dunkin
      Nancy C. Dunkin was born Nov 12, 1828, the second wife of Samuel W. Dunkin
      Martha A. M. Dunkin was born Aug 15, 1836
      Moses A. Dunkin was born March 22 1839
      Wm. P. Dunkin was born April 2, 1841
      Julia A. Dunkin was born July 14, 1843
      Sarah C. Dunkin was born April 6, 1846
      Emily Dunkin was born Oct 16, 1848
      John Dunkin was born Nov 10 1850
       children by second wife
      James W. Dunkin was born June 22, 1855
      John Dunkin was born Dec 1 1857
      Thomas L. Dunkin was born Sept. 14, 1860
      Joseph A. Dunkin was born July 4 1863
      Charles W. Dunkin was born Dec 25, 1865
      Alice C. Dunkin was born Sept. 25, 1868
      Alma G. Dunkin was born March 25 1871
       (LM: 8th child not listed ??)
      Caroline Dunkin died Nov 13, 1852
      S. W. Dunkin died Feb 11 1897
Notarized by R.C. Beavers, Ordinary, Campbell Co. GA, March 9, 1897
      In this file is a statement by William P. and Julia A. Dunkin that they knew Caroline Dunkin, that she died Nov 13, 1852 and that they saw her died and that they were at the funeral and that she was buried at Macedonia Church Cemetery in Coweta Co. GA; they further state that S.W. Dunkin died Feb 11, 1897 in Monk, Campbell Co. GA, and that he was buried in Enon Church Cemetery, Campbell Co. GA. They state they are children of S.W. Duncan and Caroline Duncan. Dated 8 March 1897.

"Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-1865" by Lillian Henderson, Director of the State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records for the state of Georgia, 6 vols. (FHL book 975.8 M22h)
      1:218: 1st Regiment GA Volunteers Infantry (Ramsey's); Co.A, Newnan Guards, Coweta Co. GA: Benjamin R. Duncan, Private, March 18, 1861; died in Meriwether Co. GA, Aug. 1861.
      3:571: 30th Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee; Co.K, Chattahoochee Vols., Campbell Co. GA: Moses A. Duncan, Private, Sept. 25, 1861; wounded at Atlanta, GA, July 22, 1864. (Born in Coweta Co. GA, March 22, 1839, died at Confederate Soldiers' Home in Atlanta, GA, March 3, 1923, buried at St.Paul's Carroll Co. GA.)
      4:430: 41st Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee; Co.A, GA Volunteer Inf., Coweta Co. GA: Mathew Duncan, see Private, Co.F. (Vol.4 pg.470)

GA Confederate Soldiers Pensions; Index - Dobson, W.P. to Ellington, Allen J. (FHL film 1,493,057)
      MAD: The Pension records themselves are alphabetic within the county. The index is small 3x5 cards preprinted with "Name:" and "Service:" and "Res.:" and "Remarks"; also looked at any Dunan and Dunk.. names listed; cards include witnesses for other confederate soldiers.
      Information in FHL Catalog: Confederate soldiers received pensions for military service beginning in 1879; law changed 1891 to include widows; cards in this record for the witnesses of these soldiers & widows attesting to service of each soldier; alphabetical by name of pensioner, included on card are notations concerning county of residence, unit designation, and husband's name in the case of widow cards.
      M.R. Duncan, Co.D, 9th TN Cav., witness for Adolphus B. Cates, Coweta Co. GA

AL Confederate Pension Applications, in AL State Archives, Duke - Dunn (FHL film 1,502,781)
      MAD: Did not extract all pension applications for the same person if they gave no other genealogy information. Documents were extracted in order on film. Did not usually copy reason for pension request, which was frequently old age or rheumatism or feebleness; did not always copy witnesses names, which sometimes only said they knew the applicant was of good character and in need of the pension. "Cavalry" was frequently abbreviated "Calv" and spelled "Calvary." Did not usually copy the schedule of property unless it listed land. The complete pension papers should be rechecked individually, following is very brief extract of contents.
      DUNCAN, J.J., Winston Co. AL, Private, Co.C, 4th Btn, McCoys Brig. Application 21 July 1913 of J.J. Duncan, Winston Co., Private, Co.C, 4th Batn, McCoys Brigade, enlisted fall of 1863 at Newnan, GA, discharged spring 1865, now cannot make living because of old age, now age 68. Letter 1 March 1916, Cullman, AL, to transfer pension from Winston Co. to Cullman Co. Schedule of property 21 July 1913, owns 70 acres in Winston Co. Appl. 13 Jan. 1915, J.J. Duncan born Coweta Co. GA Nov. 8, 1844; witness George W. Curtis knew him 20 years. (no date), Appeared, has wife, no child, rheumatism.
      Duncan, John Judson, Private, Bells Battn., Co.C. Enlisted Sept. 1863 at "Newman," [Coweta Co.] GA, continued until about 1865 near Savannah, GA, from which we were transferred to Atlanta for parole. Authority: Personal statement, Census tax assessor, Winston Co. 1907.

List of Old Soldiers & Widows; from Coweta Co. GA Ordinary's office; incl. index (FHL film 473,244 item 2)
      Pension Roll 1910 - no widow Duncan
      Pension roll 1920-1929 - no Duncan


Campbell Co. GA Deeds
      C-351: 9 July 1834, Josiah Beckley of Chatham Co. to William Duncan, for $100, 202.5 acres in lot #138, Dist.7, Coweta now Campbell Co., drawn by Hezekiah Ambrose of Effingham Co. in the late land lottery and sold by him to Beckley 3 May 1831, including buildings, stables, gardens, ...; wit. Wm. H. Smith, Sam Philbrick, N.P. (FHL film 401,778)
      E-67: Savannah, GA. 21 Oct. 1848, William Duncan of the city of Savannah to John Carlton of Campbell Co., for $125, 202.5 acres in lot #138, Dist.7, Coweta now Campbell Co. GA; wit. Charles Van, W. Thorne Williams, JIC. (FHL film 401,780) (MAD: Savannah, Chatham Co. GA)
      E-136: Campbell Co. GA. 27 Dec. 1849, James Nesbit of the state of South Carolina, by Isaac Garrett agent, to Stephen Dunkin of Campbell Co., for $150, 202.5 acres in lot #128, Dist.8, Coweta now Campbell Co. GA; wit. John S. Floyd, William Jackson. Rec. 25 May 1850 on oath of John S. Floyd before Arthur Hutcheson JP. (FHL film 401,780)
      E-219: Campbell Co. GA. 13 Aug. 1850, Stephen (x) Duncan of Campbell Co. to James M. Darrell of Campbell Co., for $20, 5 acres of fraction #149, Dist.8, Coweta now Campbell Co. GA, known as Owen Pile place; wit. James Hutcheson, Arthur Hutcheson. Recorded April 4, 1851. (FHL film 401,780) (MAD: acres given as 202.5 in an abstract by another)
      F-180: Campbell Co. GA, 24 Dec. 1851, Stephen Duncan (X) of afsd to William Duncan of same, $240, lot #128 in 8th Dist. originally Coweta now Campbell Co., 202-1/2 acres; wit. James C. Burson, Danl. C. Goode. (FHL film 401,781)
      F-326: Campbell Co. GA, 16 Sept. 1853, William Duncan of Muscogee Co. GA to Jas. C. Burson of same, $300, lot #128 in 8th Dist. of originally Coweta now Campbell Co., 202-1/2 acres; wit. J.S. Floyd, Robert B. Smith. (FHL film 401,781)
      F-432: 26 April 1858; Inferior Court of Ordinary at regular term in 1850(?) offered the real estate and negroes of Seaborn J. Weaver, late of said county, by administrator Arthur Hutchison, at public sale in January 1858, the dower land being occupied by Sarah Weaver, widow, subject to her life estate, to be divided off, the highest bidder was Samuel W. Dunkin for $100, now this deed 26 April 1858 between Arthur Hutchison, admin. of Seaborn J. Weaver, to Samuel W. Dunkin, for $100, the South half of lot #85 and 55 acres off the N. part of lot #84, in 8th Dist., originally Coweta now Campbell Co. GA. (FHL film 401,781)
      K-468: Campbell Co. GA, 25 Nov. 1891, Margarett E. Duncan to Edward G. Hammond, both Campbell Co. GA, $80, one undivided 1/8 part of 115 acres known as old home place of B.A.J. Smith, being part of lot #117 adj. N. by J.D. Collins, W. by L. Mullins formerly now Mrs. John Smith, S by O.C. Kidd and B.F. Jones, E by B.F. Jones, and 15 acres in SW corner lot #107, all in 7th Dist. originally Coweta Co. now Campbell Co.; wit. M.C. Campbell, W.M. Maddox. (FHL film 401,786)

Carroll Co. GA Deeds
      C-394: Carroll Co., 19 Feb. 1839, Benjamin (X) Lewis of afsd to Peter E. Duncan of Coweta Co., $550, East half of lot #86, 5th Dist. Carroll Co., 101-1/4 acres; wit. Andrew McMullan, Henry S. Chance JP; rec. 20 Feb. 1839. (MAD: deed headed Benjamin Lewis to Peter E. Duncan; this transcribed deed in the body of the deed apparently skips a line and does not name Peter E. Duncan of Coweta Co. GA) (FHL film 341,944, transcribed book)
      P-364: Coweta Co. GA, 4 Oct. 1853, Samuel W. Dunkin to D.F. Hollis and Samuel D. Musick, said Dunkin & Hollis of Co. afsd and said Musick of Carroll Co. GA, $1550, 130 acres in 4th Dist., being all the land on the E. side of the creek of lot #47 in 4th Dist. and 50 acres in SE corner of lot 18 in 4th Dist.; /s/ S.W. Dunkin; wit. H.K. Allen JP, John W. Tomlinson; no rec. date. (FHL film 341,954)

Forsyth Co. GA Deeds (FHL film 329,952)
      J-379: Coweta Co. GA, 9 July 1834, Archabold Benton of afsd to Peter E. Duncan of same, $40, lot #52 of 40 acres in 1st Dist. 1st Sec. originally Cherokee now Forsyth Co.; wit. Orsamus (X) Spraggins, Stephen Duncan; Stephen Duncan appeared 10 July 1834; rec. 23 Sept. 1851.
      J-381: Coweta Co. GA, 25 Dec. 1835, Peter E. Duncan of afsd to Elias Duncan of same, $30, 40 acre lot #52 in 1st Dist. 1st Sec., /s/ P.E. Duncan; wit. Thomas Dyar, Moses W. Stamps JP.
      J-382: Coweta Co. GA, 19 Nov. 1850, Elias Duncan of afsd to Thomas H. Moore of Cobb Co. GA, $40, lot #52, 40 acres, in 1st Dist. 1st Sec.; wit. A.M. McCain, John Elson? JP.

Paulding Co. GA Deed (FHL film 419,107)
      K-296: Coweta Co. GA, 10 Feb. 1855, Elias Dunkin of afsd to Jesse Umphrey of Paulding Co. GA, $150, lot #342 of 40 acres in 1st Dist. 3rd Sec. originally Cherokee now Paulding Co.; wit. Peter E. Dunkin, Daniel W. Norton.


Cemetery Listings - Duncans - Georgia (from Marion H. Duncan, 3/1983)
All in one plot, Newnan, Coweta Co. GA, downtown:
      (Mile F. Duncan, 9-3-1819 - 7-3-1899
      (Emily B. Duncan, 11-19-1820 - 5-21-1901
      Mary E. Duncan, 3-2-1859 - 5-28-1911, wife of M.R. Duncan
      Ida Duncan Williams, 1855-1885
      John Marcus Allen, 1873-1902
      Little Sister Mamie Helen Allen, no date
      (Elzie T. Duncan "MA" 7-5-1888 to 4-16-1974
      (Louick Porter Duncan 6-10-1880 to 10-26-1949
Just inside main entrance to the left, all these were in one plot. To the back on right is the Conf. State Army Cem.:
      W. F. Duncan 1861-1865
      This is thought to be William Franklin Duncan, son of William Peter Duncan, whose father was Samuel Wesley Duncan; whose father was Peter Duncan, b. 1775-80 in Edgefield Co. SC. Came to Coweta Co. GA about 1812.

"Campbell Co. (GA) Messenger" (Baptist Church paper) - August 4, 1916 (typed copy from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983; MHD: "---" indicates portion missing)
            Duncan Day at Enon Church
      The 15th Anniversary of the Great Family Reunion Celebrated Thursday
      Peter and Margaret Duncan, husband and wife of Scotch descent, migrated to Georgia from Edgefield, South Carolina, in the early part of the last century and settled in what is now Coweta County before any county --- --- and became --- --- while the land was occupied by the Creek indians. The home of this pair of pioneer Duncans flourished. Six sons and one daughter blessed their union. The names of the sons in order of their ages are: Matthew, John, Elias, Peter, Stephen, Wesley, who became the ancestors of the numerous descendants who meet in his honor annually at the church he loved and honored with his membership so many years. The only sister of Wesley was called Crecy, probably a pet name for Lucretia, a classical feminine name. She may have been called after the famous Battle of Crecy. Her ancestors came down a line of fighters and some of them may have had part in the great battle where on the 26th of August, 1346, the English Edward III with 40,000 English soldiers defeated and almost destroyed the French army of 100,000 men, according to Froissart, a French authority. I think it was likely that some old Scotish warrior of the Duncan clan fought in this battle and to keep its' memory green gave the battle name to a daughter ... whatever the origin of her name --- --- and she won and married a man named Reason Mobley who became a Baptist preacher. Crecy and her husband lived and died and were buried in Coweta County where also were buried one brother and her mother. Her funeral was preached one Sunday by Rev. John M. Key.
      The Duncans are a long lived people of strong and sturdy stock, Matthew lived to be 96; John 93. The others of the family died at ages varying between 80 and 90. Wesley was 84. The children of Wesley Duncan --- --- Fairby, Caroline Brock were Margaret Mayfield, Moses Allen, 78 and living, (William) Peter, Julie, Sara Smith, Emily Mayfield. John Henry died in infancy by his second wife, Nancy Thompson. Sam, Tom, J.W., Joe, Charlie, Alma who married William Thompson, a substantial farmer of this county. These children of Wesley Duncan and their descendants continue to increase in number and influence in Campbell and surrounding counties. They are peaceful, law-abiding, home loving people engaged in farming, following in the footsteps of their ancestors --- --- some of the production of real wealth and their increasing human happiness. They, like the good man whose memory we celebrate, live honorably, harm no one, and render to every man his due as he did so that he and they exemplified and justified the best traditions of the common law.
      The barrels of lemonade, free as the air, a sumptuous feast of excellent edibles were drawing features of the Duncan family reunion at Enon. The good sermon on the conversion of St. Paul was delivered by Rev. Joseph Duncan. There was plenty of fine music by the young people and speeches were made by Colonel Oscar Barker, Mr. J.W. Mason and Mr. Ed Nolen. The Duncans are an anti-race, anti-suicide people and the families are generally large; for example, the late --- --- Peter Duncan was the father of 16 children, 12 of whom are living.

"Alabama Notes" Vol.1-4 by Flora Dainwood England (FHL book 976.1 D2ef and FHL film 823,580 item 1-2; from Evelyn Sigler 12/1985)
      Vol.3 Pg.29, includes an 1856 document for the Mobley Family of Bibb Co. [AL] in the estate of Jacob Mobley, that the heirs were his widow Nancy, no children, other heirs ... brother Thos. Mobley of VA, Reason Mobley, Martha Mobley, Sarah wife of Elias Duncan, Elizabeth wife of Jno. S. Duncan, Wm. Mobley, Nancy Mobley, all of age and living in GA, and Stephen Mobley's children.


The families of Peter E. Duncan and his probable brother Samuel Wesley Duncan of Carroll and Coweta Co. GA have been compiled and printed:
      "Daniel-Bradberry- ... -Dunkin-Reid-Harrison- ... Families of Western GA and Northern AL; Counties of Randolph, Cleburne, Cullman and Marion" by Delton D. Blalock (FHL fiche 6,019,190 and book 929.273 D221bd)
      "Dunkin-Reid and Garner-McGraw-Mobley Families of SC, GA and AL; Some Forebears and Descendants" by Dean Smith Cress, 1992 (FHL book 929.273 D921r)

Matthew Duncan or Dunkin on the census in 1830 Coweta Co. GA, 1840 Randolph Co. AL, 1850 Ouachita Co. AR, and 1860 and 1880 Bastrop Co. TX:
      There is a lot of source information about this Matthew Duncan on the website of Janis Trayler:


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