Duncan research files of
1830-1880 Early Co. GA Census
No Duncan indexed
Early Co. GA Probate Records
Sales, Appr. & Inv. 1839-52 & other - no index (FHL film 164,108)
Wills Vol. A, 1822-1839 - no index (FHL film 164,098)
Wills Vol. B, 1839-1895 - no Duncan (FHL film 164,098)
Early Co. GA Court of Ordinary Minutes
Vol.A, 1820-1849 - No index (FHL film 164,099)
Early Co. GA Court of Ordinary; Guardian & Administrator Bonds
Vol.A, 1834-1881 - no indexes (FHL film 164,109)
GA Land Lotteries; Early Co. GA
Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
Duncan, James, 1820, of Liberty Co., drew lot #236 in Dist.14, Early Co. (MAD: later Decatur Co.)
Duncan, John Jr., 1820, of White & Christians Dist., Elbert Co., drew lot #354 in Dist.6, Early Co.
Duncan, Joseph, 1820, of H. Kindricks Dist., Putnam Co., drew lot #14 in Dist.18, Early Co. (MAD: later Thomas Co.)
Duncan, Lovina (Orphans), 1820, of Fosters Dist., Greene Co., drew lot #398 in Dist.19, Early Co. (MAD: later Thomas Co.)
Duncan, Thomas, 1820, of Harris Dist., Laurens Co., drew lot #168 in Dist.7, Early Co. (MAD: later Baker Co.)
Thornton, Henry, 1820, of Marshall's Dist., Baldwin Co., drew lot #373 in Dist.1, Appling Co. (MAD: no Henry Thornton in Early Co.; John Dunkin, owner, of Harris Co. GA, sold lot #56 in 15th Dist.of Early Co.)
Early Co. GA Land Lottery grants, 1820-1904; index of names of fortunate drawers, 1820 (FHL film 514,012 item 4)
MAD: these grants were indexed as the 1820 Land Lottery.
Dist.4, Lot 133, 250 acres granted John Dunson of Milicans Dist., Madison Co., 22 Nov. 1826. (MAD: granted John "Duncan" of Henry Co. 22 Dec. 1826 per deed D-37)
Dist.6, Lot 354, to John Duncan Jr. of Whites & Christians Batt., Elbert Co. GA., granted 9 Feb. 1837. (MAD: John Dunkin Sr. of Whites & Christians Batt., Elbert Co. GA, was granted lot 9 in Dist.10, Irwin Co.)
Dist.7, Lot 168, to Thomas Duncan of Harris Dist., Laurens Co., granted 8 Nov. 1821.
Dist.10, Lot 136, to Elias Tredaway of Dickson's Dist., Jackson Co. GA, granted 5 March 1823.
Dist.14, Lot 236, to James Duncan of Liberty Co., granted 18 June 1842. (MAD: later Decatur Co. GA)
Dist.18, Lot 14, to Joseph Duncan of H. Kindricks Dist., Putnam Co., granted 30 Aug. 1841. (MAD: later Thomas Co.)
Dist.19, Lot 398, to Lovina Duncan's orphans, of Fosters Dist., Greene Co., granted 23 Dec. 1822. (MAD: later Thomas Co.)
Dist.27, lot 294, granted Elisha Norris of Dickson's Bat., Jackson Co., 5 March 1823 (MAD: sold by John Duncan in 1852, Early later Decatur Co.)
Dist.27, lot 337, granted John Myrick of Cousins Dist., Baldwin Co., William Sanellin, 7 July 1843? (1863?) (MAD: sold by John Duncan in 1852, Early later Decatur Co.)
Early Co. GA Land Lottery Grants
Dist. 5-10 (FHL film 519,018)
Dist.6, pg.243: Grant 9 Feb. 1837 to John Duncan Jr. of Whites & Christians Battalion, Elbert Co. GA, 250 acres in 6th Dist. Early Co., Lot 354.
Dist.7, pg.23: Grant 8 Nov. 1821 to Thomas Duncan of Harris Dist., Laurens Co., 250a in 7th Dist. Early Co., Lot 168.
Dist.10, (index missing for B to L names) pg.21: Grant 5 March 1823 to Elias Treadaway of Dickson's Battalion, Jackson Co., 250 acres in 10th Dist. Early Co., Lot 136.
Dist. 11-16 (FHL film 519,019)
(from name index, not copied) Dist.14, Grant 18 June 1842 to James Duncan of Liberty Co., Lot 236.
Dist. 17-26 (FHL film 519,020)
(from name index, not copied) Dist.18, Grant 30 Aug. 1841 to Joseph Duncan of H. Kindricks Dist., Putnam Co., Lot 14
Dist.19, pg.86: Grant 23 Dec. 1822 to (her) Levina Duncan's orphans of Fosters Dist., Greene Co., 250 acres in 19th Dist. Early Co., Lot 398.
Early Co. GA Deeds
Deeds were by lot # instead of by grantor/grantee; no Duncan spotted early in page by page scan
Only Numerical index to deeds, 1822-1920 (FHL film 164,050) - by Lot number
Lot 354, 6th Dist., sold by someone else instead of John Duncan Jr. (he won in 1820 lottery)
Early Co. GA Land Records
Deeds vol.A 1821-1828 - grantor index only at back of book (FHL film 164,051)
Vol.B Brands 1822-1828, County receipts 1822, deeds 1826-1828 - no index (FHL film 164,052)
Vol.C 1828-1832 - grantor index only - no Duncan (FHL film 164,052)
Vol.D 1831-1837 - Grantor index at back, no grantee spotted (FHL film 164,053)
Vol.E 1837-1842 - no Duncan (FHL film 164,053)
Vol.F 1842-1846 - no index (FHL film 164,054)
Vol.G 1846-1849 - Grantor index at back, no Duncan grantor, no grantee spotted (FHL film 164,054)
Vol.H 1849-1852 - no index (FHL film 164,055)
Early Co. GA Deed index (FHL film 164,050; from Harold Hopkins 2/1996)
B2-580: Martha D. Duncan et al to J.W. Christopher, 21 Jan. 1880, rec. 24 Jan. 1880
B2-581: Martha D. Duncan to J.W. Christopher, 21 Jun. (or Jan.) 1880, rec. 26 Jun or Jan. 1880.
Early Co. GA Deeds
A-261: Jackson Co. GA, 10 March 1823, John Dunkin to Dennis Dunkin, both Jackson Co. GA, $100, Lot #136 in 10th Dist. of Early Co., 250 acres; wit. Elijah Dunkin, William Legg, Joseph Morris. (FHL film 164,051) (MAD: no grantor deed indexed for Elias Tredaway to John Dunkin)
D-37: Henry Co. GA, 1 Decem. 1831, John Duncan (X) to James Ward, both of county & state afsd, $200, Lot 133 in 4th Dist. of Early Co. GA granted to said Duncan of Henry Co. on 22 Dec. 1826; wit. Martha McConnell, Wm. McConnell. (FHL film 164,053; also from Harold Hopkins 2/1996) (MAD: Grant was to John "Dunson" of Milicans Dist., Madison Co. GA, 11/22/1826; this deed plainly has "Duncan")
Vol.B2 1874-1880 (FHL film 164,060)
B2-579: Early Co. GA, 21 Jan. 1880, Martha Delong Duncan of Cobb Co. GA and Robert F. Nesbitt as trustee of Lucy B. McIntuck, make bond in their individual capacity for $267, to J.W. Christopher to make title to 1/4 undivided interest in the portion of lot #39 in 6th Dist. on the south boundary, more fully described in a deed this date from Robert T. Nesbitt to said J.W. Christopher, to an undivided half interest in said parcel; wit. Horace D. Christopher, R.H. Powell Not. Pub. (MAD: FHL film 164,060; did not copy or look for deed from Robert F. Nesbitt) (MAD: William Duncan mar. Mrs. M.D. Nesbitt 12/18/1861)
B2-580: Early Co. GA, 21 Jan. 1880, Martha Delong Duncan of Cobb Co. GA to Doctor J.W. Christopher of Early Co. GA, that on (blank) day of March 1879, Malcolm Maclean and H.N. Starnes of City of Savannah, Chatham Co. GA, as trustees of said Martha Delong Duncan and the said Martha Delong Duncan in her own right deeded to said Christopher the Avondale plantation in the 6th Dist. comprising the SW corner of the plantation and incl. southern portion of lots 39 and 42, on the public road, adj. lands of James H. Taylor, containing 248 acres, and there was an error in that deed and part of lot 39 was not conveyed, ... and the parties of that deed want the original trade to remain in force, now Martha Delong Duncan to Doctor J.W. Christopher, deed an undivided 1/4 interest in that portion of lot 39 conveyed in that deed, to Doctor J.W. Christopher. (FHL film 164,060)
MAD: An article about Martha Delony Berrien, b. 8/21/1820, d. 7/13/1896, bur. Cobb Co. GA, who mar. 1st Dr. Hugh O'Keefe Nesbitt (d.1855), and mar. 2nd 12/2/1861 in Early Co. GA to William Duncan, b. 8/4/1799 SCT, d. 3/20/1879 Savannah, Chatham Co. GA, has been published in pg.520-522, Vol.2, "Collections of Early Co. [GA] Historical Society" by Early Co. GA Historical Society (FHL book 975.8962 H2c)
Early Co. GA Inferior Court Minutes 1821-1851 (FHL film 164,118)
Early Co. GA Tax digest, 1820 (others undated or 1850) (FHL film 159,142 item 1)
1820 - No Duncan, only a few names
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.
E.E. Duncan, Co.A, 14th Bn GA Light Arty, witness for Mrs. Amanda E. Willaford, Early Co. GA
Decatur Co. GA Deeds
A-407: (Heading: Green Co.) 29 June 1822, Ezekiel Perkins to William Duncan, both county aforesaid, $260, 250 acres in Early Co. GA, 15th Dist., lot 28, grant to Perkins 25 March 1822. Quit claim by Sarah (X) Perkins, wife. Wit. William Moreland?, William Whitfield. (FHL film 249,530)
C-67: 30 Dec. 1834, William Duncan of Green Co. GA to John Mansfield of Decatur Co. GA, $150, lot originally in Early now Decatur Co. GA, lot #23, grant to Ezekiel Perkins. No wife. Wit. Duncan Curry, Archabald T. Curry. Rec. on oath of Duncan Curry. (FHL film 249,531)
G-332: (Heading: Early Co.) 13 Nov. 1848, I have recd. $50 from Thomas Duncan for my claim on lot #127 and 128, 21st Dist., originally Early now Decatur. Signed Lion Finash, John Finash, G.R. Wheelis. (FHL film 249,533)
J-416: 11 Dec. 1852, John (+) Duncan of Jackson Co. GA to Abram Atkins of same, $200, 250 acres in Early Co. GA, lot 294, 27th Dist. Wit. Lumpkin L. Duncan, James T. Wilson JP. (FHL film 249,535)
J-417: 11 Dec. 1852, John (+) Duncan of Jackson Co. GA to Abram Atkins of same, $200, 250 acres, Lot #337 originally in Early Co. Wit. Lumpkin L. Duncan, James T. Wilson JP. (FHL film 249,535)
J-418: Next deed was power of attorney by Abram Atkins to sell the land. (FHL film 249,535)
M-474: 10 March 1823, Elisha Norris of Hall Co. GA to Dennis Duncan of Jackson Co. GA, $100, lot 294, 27th Dist., 250 acres. Wit. Joseph Morris, Elijah Duncan, Wm. Legg JP. (FHL film 249,538)
Franklin Co. GA Tax Lists (FHL film 159,144)
Headings were usually for the acreage, sometimes the county (Franklin, Elbert, Washington, etc.), "to whom granted", "by whom bounded", "watercourse"
1821: Capt. Duncan's Dist.
Dennis Duncan, 1 black, 116-1/2 acres, Mabry, J. Duncan, Grove River; 250 acres, Tredaway, #126, Dist. 10, Early Co.; 490 acres, Tredaway, #34, Dist. 16, Irwin Co.; 250 acres, E. Norris, #294, Dist. 27, Early Co. Capt. Duncan's Dist.
Robert Duncan, 1 black, 103? acres, T. Banks, Thompson, Grove River; 490 acres M(illeg.), #52(?), Dist.5, Appling Co. Capt. Duncan's Dist.
John Duncan, 6 blacks, 275 acres, T. Banks, Thompson, Grove River; 490 acres, Dunaway, #39, Dist. 8, Irwin Co.; and for Mary Rice, 60 acres, unknown, Payne, Broad River; and for Elijah Duncan, poll. Capt. Duncan's Dist.
MAD: The 1821 GA Land Lottery showed John Duncan of Duncan's Dist., Franklin Co., drew lot #296 in 16th Dist. Henry Co. (later DeKalb and Newton Co.); Robert Duncan of same drew lot #193 in 12th Dist. Monroe Co. and lot #181 in 3rd Dist. Henry Co. (later Spalding and Henry Co.) (from "The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of GA" by Silas Emmett Lucas). The 1832 GA Cherokee Land Lottery showed that Elijah Duncan of Baugh's Dist., Franklin Co., drew lot #23 in 3rd Dist. Floyd Co. (from "The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery of GA" by James F. Smith, 1838).
Greene Co. GA Tax Digests 1809-1815, 1822 (FHL film 1,018,452)
Year, whose District, name, county where land located, acres, waterway, to whom granted, neighbors or Lot #, free males, Negroes, practitioners of law and judges, stock in trade, town lots and buildings, 4-wheeled carriages, 2-wheeled carriages, covering? horses, tax
1822: Capt. Matthew Winfield's Dist. 145:
Duncan, William, 1 fm
Duncan, William, agent for
Duncan, Jane, Greene Co., 133-1/3a, Apalachee, (blank), adj. Phillips
Duncan, Jane 14, Wilkinson Co., 202-1/2a, #281, granted Duncan
Duncan, Jane 13, Wilkinson Co., 202-1/2a, #97, granted Barnett, 0 fm, 3 blacks
Duncan, Lavina &c 19, Early Co., 250a, #398, (blank), (blank)
Greene Co. GA Tax Records (FHL film 1,018,453 and also FHL film 159,150)
No columnar headings; but from later tax lists: Person taxed, (sometimes: District and) county of land if other than Greene Co., acres, lot number or waterway, (sometimes a column for person to whom granted), to whom adjoining, free white poles, slaves or black poles. Order of columns sometimes changes.
1824: Capt. Matthew Winfield's or 145th Dist.
Duncan, William, 15 Early, 250a, No.22, granted E. Perkins, (blank), 1 wp, 4 blacks
do for Lavina Duncan, 19 Early, 250a, No.398, (blank), (blank), (blank)
do for Jane Duncan, Greene, 133-1/3a, Apalachee, (blank), adj? Terrell, 0 wp, 3 blacks
1825: Capt. Matthew Winfield's or 145th Dist.
Duncan, William, "Green", 133-1/4a, Apalachee, (blank), Terrell, (blank)
do, do, 204a, do, (blank), Martin, (blank)
do, 15 Early, 250a, No.23, (blank), (blank), 1 wp, 5 blacks
Catching, Joseph, 19 Early, 250a, #398, 1 wp, 2 blacks (MAD: this was Lavina Duncan's land in 1824)
1827: Capt. William Duncan's or 145th Dist.
Duncan, William, Greene Co., 133-1/2a Apalachee adj. Phillips.
do, 15 Early, 250a, 1 wp, 6 blacks
1828: Capt. William Duncan's or 145th Dist.
Duncan, William, Green, 133-1/3a, Apalachee, (blank), Terrell
do, do, 204a, do (waterway), (blank), Martin
do, 15 Early, 250a, No.23, 1 wp, 5 blacks
Catching, Joseph, 19 Early, 250a #398, 1 wp, 8 blacks
1834: Capt. Hearney's or 145th Dist.
Joseph Catchin ... do Early, 250a, #398 (several others entries not copied)
Taliaferro Co. GA Tax Digests (FHL film 220,572)
1829: Capt. James Peeks' 608th Dist.
Duncan, James, 1 free male (no land, not on 1828 list)
William Lancaster, 1 free male, 200a Taliaferro Co., Powel's Creek, adj. Jones.
Ditto, 250a Early Co., 3rd Dist., lot #261
(blank) Gdn. for Catherine Lightfoot, 202-1/2a Munroe Co., 3rd Dist., Lot #23
1831: Capt. Abraham Howel's 608th Dist.
Duncan, James, 1 free male, 2 slaves, 250a Early Co., Dist. 4, lot #261
Ditto, agent for W. Lancaster, 1 free male, 200a Taliaferro Co. on P. Creek adj. Jones.
Ditto, gdn. for Catherine Lightfoot, 202-1/2a Monroe Co., Dist.3, Lot #23, granted "self"
Wilkes Co. GA Tax Digests (FHL film 177,831)
MAD: 18 districts each year, white poles not given but persons listed had tax due even though no slaves or land shown
1822: Dist.7, Capt. Freeman (no Miles Duncan found):
Duncan, Wm., 250a Earley Co., 13th, #192
202-1/2a Dooly Co., 4th, #136
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