Duncan research files of
GA Land Lotteries; Franklin Co. GA
Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
Duncan, Elijah, 1832, of Baugh Militia Dist., Franklin Co., drew land lot in Dist.23 Sec.3, Floyd Co., granted before 1 Jan. 1838.
Duncan, John, 1805, of Franklin Co., lottery #369, two blank draws (married person)
Duncan, John, 1821, of Duncans Dist., Franklin Co.), drew lot #296 in Sec.16, Henry Co. (MAD: later DeKalb and Newton Co.)
Duncan, Marshall, 1805, of Franklin Co., lottery #368, one blank draw (unmarried or single person)
Dunham or Duncan, Moses, 1805, of Franklin Co., lottery #309, one blank draw and one prize (married person)
Duncan, Robert, 1821, of Duncans Dist., Franklin Co., drew lot #181 in Sec.3, Henry Co.
Duncan, Robert, 1821, of Duncans Dist., Franklin Co., drew lot #193 in Sec.12, Monroe Co.
Swift, Fouur, 1821, of Eddin's Dist., Franklin Co., drew lot #3 in Sec.6, Henry Co.
Swift, Flour, 1821, of Eddin's Dist., Franklin Co., drew lot #108 in Sec.14, Dooly Co.
Swift, Sheldon, 1832, of Hitchcock Militia Dist., Muscogee Co., drew land lot in Dist.5 Sec.2, Gilmer Co.
Swift, Sheldon, 1832, of Hitchcock's Militia Dist., Muscogee Co., drew land lot in Dist.13 Sec.4, Walker Co.
Swift, Thomas H., 1832, of Edward Militia Dist., Franklin Co., drew land lot in Dist.14 Sec.4, Floyd Co., granted before 1 Jan. 1838.
Swift, Tyre, Soldier, 1832, of Edward's Militia Dist., Franklin Co., drew land lot in Dist.26 Sec.3, Walker Co., granted before 1 Jan. 1838.
Index to People entitled to participate in land lotteries from the various GA counties, 1805-1806 (Surveyor General's office) (FHL film 519,001 item 2)
This seems to be the original list which was printed in "1805 GA Land Lottery" by Virginia S. Wood, 1964, pg.98-99. However, it shows Moses Denman, not Moses Duncan, as lottery #309, married, resided Franklin Co. GA drawing one blank and one prize.
John Duncan, #369, married, res. Franklin Co. GA, drew two blanks
Marshall Duncan, #368, unmarried or single, res. Franklin Co., drew one blank
GA Surveyor General's records, headright surveys; index A-M, no dates (FHL film 465,015)
Looked to ca 1852, Book AH, quit
R-184: Henry Duncan, Franklin Co., 200 acres Littles Creek, 1785
CC-9: Jane Duncan (Heirs of), Franklin Co., 400 acres Broad River, 1790
GA Surveyor General's records, headright surveys (index A-M, no dates, FHL film 465,015)
CC-9: #36, Franklin Co. GA, Warrant 13 May 1790, surveyed 15 May 1790 by L. Guardner D.S., Adm.? 10 June 1790, chain carriers Edmd. Taylor, Wm. Bridgy; 400 acres on Traylor Creek a branch of S.Fork of B.River adj. Danl. Easley, Bedford Brown, Peter Terrell, to the Heirs of Jean Dunkan (does not say he/she). (FHL film 465,006, from index)
GA Land Grants
V3-197: 21 Dec. 1791, to Henry Dunkon, 200 acres in Franklin Co., bounded E by Christopher Clarks land, all other sides vacant. (FHL film 465,092)
E5-371: 26 April 1803, to heirs of Jean Duncan, 400 acres in Franklin Co., bounded NW by Taylors Creek, SW by Daniel Easley, SE by surveyed land, Peter Terrells and Bedford Browns land. (did not say his or her for Jean Duncan; FHL film 465,113)
Franklin Co. GA Deeds
K-9B: 16 Dec. 1793, Bryan Ward of Franklin Co. GA to Robert Duncan of Greenville Co. SC, 5 shillings, 200 acres in Franklin Co. on the North Fork of Broad River, bounding on three sides by vacant land and on the other side by the above mentioned Bryan Ward at the time of the survey, for one year, rent of one peppercorn if demanded, "to the intent that by virtue thereof of these presents and by the statute for transferring uses into possession the said Robert Duncan may be in actual possession of the said hereby bargained premises and be hereafter enabled to accept a Grant and release of the Reversion and inheritance thereof to him his heirs and assigns forever and to and for no other use, intent or purposes whatsoever." Wit. Samuel Ward, George Walton, Merit Martin. (FHL film 7,124)
K-91: 25 Nov. 1793, John Clarke Sr. of Franklin Co. to Jesse Legrand of same, £50, 200 acres in Franklin Co. on Middle Fork Oconee River granted said Clarke by Gov. George Walton 29 Oct. 1789 and reg. in book SSS-154; wit. A. Franklin JP. (from pg.45, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a) (MAD: Vina Legrand was dau. of Flower Swift; Flower Swift also had dau. Polly Duncan)
KK-132b: 30 Oct. 1794, power of attorney from George Hening of Franklin Co. GA to Thomas P. Carnes of town of Augusta, to sell 11,132 acres of oak and hickory land purchased by me at the Collectors sale in Franklin Co., conveyed to me by James R. Whitney, collector of taxes for said county, which said tracts of land were originally surveyed in the names of Isaac Briggs, Jonathan Emry, Thomas Collier, Micajah Williamson, Francis Woodward, William Duncon, Joseph Cock and Francis Gaskell?. Wit. James Cooper, John Swepson; rec. 10 April (no year). (FHL film 7,125)
KKK-32/3: 12 March 1787, Jeremiah Kendall of Wilkes Co. GA to Benj. Green late of aforesaid co., £100, 600 acres in Franklin Co. on Neals Creek, the South Fork, adj. Christopher Clark, Thomas Scott, Thomas Gregg and Thomas Duncan. Wit. Sydnor Cosby, David Terrell, Wm. Brady. (from pg.76, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
OO-121/2: 19 Oct. 1801, James Freeman to Wiet Cleveland, both Franklin Co., $500, 160 acres in Franklin Co. on Freeman's Creek waters of Grove Fork of Broad R. Wit. John (x) Savage, Robert (x) Duncan; sworn to by Savage and Duncan before Joel Mabry JP, 9 Oct. 1802. (from pg.173, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
OOO-62: 6 Oct. 1804, Moses Alread (X) of Franklin Co. to Mary Rice of same, $100, 150 acres in Franklin Co. on Little Nails Creek of Hudson River adj. Jeptha Yarbers, being whereon said Mary Rice lives; wit. Joseph Hamilton, John Tweedell. (from pg.181, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a) (MAD: John Duncan was admin. of Charles Rice's estate 1818)
OOO-27/8: 2 Dec. 1803, Franklin Co., James Young to Richard Mouldin, $41, 45 acres in Franklin Co. adj. Freeman, Cowels and Turley(?); surveyed 15 May 1790, being part of a tract granted to widow Duncan's heirs 26 Apr. 1803. Wit. Peter Jones, Amos Wilkes. (from pg.177, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
PP-28: 9 April 1805, Julian Neal and wife Mary of Franklin Co. to John Neal of same, $1600, 400 acres in Franklin Co. on a fork of Gum Log Creek, adj. Jesse Thomas, Elias and Josiah Burgess, Christopher Denman, James Denman, Benjamin Barton and William Carter, known by the name of Smith's old place, and being where said John Neal now lives, being part of four grants made to Smith, Philpot and Davis; /s/ J. Neal, Mary Neal (X); wit. H. McDonald, Burrel Whitehead. (FHL film 7,127) (MAD: "GA Gene. Mag." #24, 4/1967, had extracted this deed to read James "Duncan" as neighbor; original shows both Christopher and James as "Denman")
R-86: 10 May 1805, William Malone sheriff of Franklin Co. to Samuel Sewall of Franklin Co., $60.25, 250 acres in Franklin Co. on waters of Hudson R. adj. John Selman and Joseph Sewell. Said land was levied on as the property of William Sewall 13 Nov. 1804 by John Blackwell, const., advertised in the "Washington Monitor" on Feb. last, and sold at auction 2 Apr. last to Samuel Sewall the highest bidder, as the result of judgements obtained against said Wm. Sewall by Dudley Jones, William Dunkan, David Crawford. Wit. Abner Farrar, Geo. Knox JP. (from pg.220, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
R-111: 15 July 1807, John Duncan to John G. Henderson, both of Franklin Co., GA, $500, 250 acres on the Grove River, part of 500 acre grant to Thomas Banks and by sundry conveyances to aforesaid John Duncan, on a line belonging to heirs of Thos. Macky decd. Wit. Jeremiah K. Hicks, Wm. Mackie, James Devaney. Rec. on oath of Wm. Mackie 20 July 1807. (FHL film 7,128)
R-112: 16 Jan. 1807, John Banks of Elbert Co. GA to John Duncan of Franklin Co. GA, $1000, 500 acres, south side of Grove River, corner joining John Evans, corner joining William Mackeys land, on Grove River a fork of the Broad River. Wit. John Baugh, John G. Henderson. (FHL film 7,128)
RR-8: 12 Aug. 1807, John G. Henderson of Franklin Co. to George Thomison (Thomason) of same, $200, 100 acres in Franklin Co., being part of a tract surveyed on a warrant in the name of Thomas Banks dated year of 17.. /s/ Johon G. Henderson. Wit. John Duncan, Dinnis Duncan, Richard Gorden; sworn to by John Duncan before Samuel H. Everitt, JP, 9 Oct. 1807 that he, Dennis Duncan and Richard Gardner (sic) witnessed the above. (from pg.228-9, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
RR-85: Franklin Co. GA, 16 Jan. 1807, rec. 8 June 1808, from Ruth Barton of afsd to David Bryant of same, $100, 150 acres in Franklin Co. on a branch of Tugalo River granted said Ruth Barton; wit. Presley Barton, Flower Swift (X); sworn to by Swift bef. John Mullins JP, 17 Jan. 1807. (from pg.237, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
RRR-34: 13 Aug. 1808, John Duncan to George Thomasson, $20, 20 acres north side of Grove fork of Broad River, part of grant to John Banks. Wit. Jacob Brooks, Samuel H. Everitt. (FHL film 7,130)
RRR-35: 2 Feb. 1808, John Barnett of Clark Co. GA to John Duncan of Franklin Co. GA, $200, 316 acres, part of tract of land granted to E. Mallery on Grove River, corner Blackwell's line, Bank's line, Mackey's line. Wit. Wm. Mackie, Isaac Mitchell, Shadrach Deen. (FHL film 7,130)
T-114: 14 Nov. 1810, Robert McDowell (X) of Franklin Co. to Charles Rice of same, $85, 25 acres in Franklin Co. on waters of Middle Fork Broad River adj. Williamson; wit. Dudley Jones JP, Alex'r Williamson; Rebecah McDowell (X), wife of Robert, relinq. her dower right same date. (from pg.272; "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
T-116: Franklin Co. GA 14 Nov. 1810, Robert McDowell (X) and wife Rebecah (X) to Charles Rice, $238, 35 acres in Franklin Co. on Middle Fork Broad River adj. Carleton; wit. Dudley Jones JP, Alex. Williamson; Rebecah McDowell relinq. her dower right same date. (from pg.272, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
MM-7: 3 Sept. 1808, John Duncan to Jacob Brooks, both of Franklin Co., GA, $100, 56 acres on north side of Grove Fork of Broad River, part of original grant to Thomas Banks. Wit. Joseph Miller, Samuel H. Everett J.P. (FHL film 7,130)
MM-47/8: 22 March 1813, John Henderson to John Ivie, $200, 75 acres on South side Grove Fork of Broad R. Wit. Samuel Headon, Thomas Henderson; sworn to by Headon before John Duncan JP 20 Oct. 1814; rec. 12 Jan. 1815. (from pg.322, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
MMM-2: 3 Feb. 1802, John Davis of Wilks Co. GA to William Hitchcock of same, $300, 200 acres in Franklin Co. on Little Creek granted to Henry Duncan and conveyed by him to said Davis 19 Dec. 1796, adj. Christopher Clark. /s/ Jno. Davis. Wit. Holman Freeman, Wm. Mallory JP; rec. 30 June 1815. (from pg.328, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
MMM-64: 30 November 1815, John Duncan to Robert Duncan, both Franklin Co. GA, $100, 102 acres being part of a tract originally granted to Lee? Mallory. Wit. John Cassey?, William Hulery?. (FHL film 7,130)
MMM-64: 30 Nov. 1815, John Duncan to Dennis Duncan, both of Franklin Co. GA, $100, 116 acres more or less and also a part of a tract of land originally granted to Lee Mallery. Wit. John Cassey, William Huley?. (FHL film 7,130)
MMM-101/2: 1 Feb. 1816, Edward Storey of Jackson Co. GA to William Pool of Franklin Co., "for full value rec'd", 200 acres in Franklin Co. on waters of Littles Creek, adj. William Pool, Char. Baker, G.W. O'Kelley and Orr. Granted to Henry Duncan. Wit. Thomas Mays, John Mays JP; rec. 21 May 1816. (from pg.339, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
MMM-122/3: 29 Sept. 1815, Cynthia Cosby of Elbert Co. GA to Mary Orr and Durham Orr, $500, 600 acres in Franklin Co. on South side of Nail's Creek adj. Christopher Clark, Thomas Scott, Thomas Gragg, John Duncan. Wit. W.H. Jack, James Cosby, James Jack; rec. 25 July 1816. (from pg.341, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
MMM-129: 27 Oct. 1815, Richard Gardner of Franklin Co. GA appoint Dennis Duncan of same, attorney for recovery of debts, etc. Wit. William Blackwell, William (X) Baugh, John Baugh. (FHL film 7,130)
HHH-111: 1 Dec. 1817, Benjamin Baker of Franklin Co. to Charles Baker of same, $700, 250 acres in Franklin Co. on South side of Graggs creek adj. John Nixon, being part of land granted to Webb Kidd and Michael Box Sr. and conveyed by said Kidd to said Box who conveyed it to said Nixon and by him to said Baker; /s/ Benjamin Baker (X), Elizabeth Baker (X). Wit. Dennis Duncan, James Williams, John Duncan JP; rec. 4 Feb. 1819. (from p.384, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
B-31: 6 April 1820, deed of gift from Flower (x) Swift of Franklin Co. to his wife, Sally Swift. For the better support of her after his death conveys 130 acres in Franklin Co. on Tugalo R. where said Flower Swift now lives, one Negro man named Joseph, a Negro woman named Milly, all household furniture, stock of horses, cows, sheep, hogs, farm tools, money and notes or accounts due him, all to remain in his possession during his life. Having previously given a due portion to his children William, John and Tyre Swift, Vina Legrand, Polly Duncan and Betsy Barton, said Flower Swift further gives them $1.00 each to be paid at his death. Wit. Robert Hackett, Wm. Hackett JP; rec. 27 Apr. 1820. (from pg.402, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a)
B-77: 28 Aug. 1821, John Cates of Jackson Co. GA to John Duncan of Franklin Co., GA, $200, 140 acres, part in Jackson Co. and part in Franklin Co. on Grove River and Chandlers Creek, part of 1000 acre survey grant to E. Malery. Wit. Isaac Denawey, Bethsheba? (X her mark) Hopkins, Dens Duncan J.P. (FHL film 159,042)
B-246: Administrator's Deed, Franklin Co., 7 March 1825, from Tyre Swift, admin. of Flour Swift decd, of afsd, to Eli Fitzgerrald of Pendleton Dist. SC, $421, three tracts in Franklin Co. granted to John Bryan as follows: 90 acres on Tugalo River adj. Mullins' now Hackett's, and Philpot's now Swift's; 30 acres on the river and a divisional line made between Warren Philpot and Joseph Davis; 40 acres adj. Swift and Mullins; wit. Maxfield H. Payne, J.I.C., William Turk, J.I.C., John H. Patrick JP. (from pg.452, "Deeds, Franklin Co. GA 1784-1826" by Martha Walters Acker; FHL book 975.8135 R2a) (MAD: the earliest deed to Flower Swift seems to be Deed N-135/6, 20 Jan. 1800, John Swift to Flower Swift, both of Franklin Co., consideration of 700 Spanish Mill dollars, conv. 90 acres in Franklin Co. on Tugalo R. being part or a grant to John Bryant, adj. Mullins and Philpot; wit. Wm. Swift JP; rec. 30 Sept. 1800.)
DD-16: 7 March 1834, John Duncan of Jackson Co., admr. of the estate of Charles Rice Sr., late of Franklin Co., decd, to Charles Rice and Noah Rice of Franklin Co., per court order, for $196, sell two tracts belonging to said estate, one 35 acres on Middle Fork of Broad River on Freemans line, adj. Henry Freeman lands, the other 25 acres also on Middle Fork on Williamson's line adj. Henry Freeman and Job Hammon. Wit. Richard Allen, Thos. King. (FHL film 159,044)
DDD-166: Elbert Co. GA, 4 April 1839, Jesse Brown to Nathaniel Duncan and Whitehead Hendrick, all of Elbert Co. GA, $375, land partly in said Co. & partly in Franklin Co., on the waggon [road] leading from Elberton to Cainsville and where the road leading from Daniel's Ferry to Anamonville crosses it, being a 374 acre tract granted said Jesse Brown, adj. Isaac Coker and John Turner's land, Thomas Hortan's land, unknown land; wit. Gains Thompson, Zachariah (X) Symon, John (X) Kurkpatreck, Wm. Christian JP. (FHL film 159,044)
Return to the Franklin Co. GA Research File
"Georgia's Roster of the Revolution" by Lucian Lamar Knight, 1920 (FHL film 547,588)
Pg.62-73: Certificates of Service in the American Revolution on File in Office of Secretary of State, State Capitol:
Duncan, William. Certificate of Col. E. Clarke, 3rd January, 1785, that he was a Minute man, though not an inhabitant of the State at the time of enlistment. Prays for 250 acres of land in Franklin Co. (pg.64)
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.
1812-1815 (FHL film 159,000):
Pg.351: 21 April 1813, Dennis Duncan, Gent., Lieutenant of 209th District Company of Militia. (MAD: see Franklin Co.)
1815-1818 (FHL film 159,001):
Pg.493: 18 Feb. 1817, John Duncan, Gent., Lieutenant of 209th District Company of Militia. (MAD: see Franklin Co.)
Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film; (FHL film 840,458)
These are large cards, with printed areas for the following information: Numbers ("Wid. Orig." WO; "Wid. Ctf." WC; "Sur. Orig." SO; "Sur. Ctf." SC); Soldier, Widow, Service, Enlisted, Discharged; Bounty Land (warrant numbers, acres, and year, for a total of 160 acres); Remarks; Residence of soldier, residence of widow, maiden name of widow, marriage of soldier and widow, death of soldier, death of widow. They are in strict alphabetic order. Copied most Duncan and variant spellings; did not copy NY, MD, MA, PA, etc.)
Duncan, Dennis; Warren, Reuben; widow Eliza A.; WO 39798; alleged Capt. T.F. Anderson's Co. GA Mil.
MAD: Duncan, Dennis; Alias: Reuben Warren, Indian War Pension Application dated 1893, GA. Service in Capt. Anderson's Co., GA Volunteers, Florida War. Ind. Wid. App. #4381, no certificate. Widow: Eliza A. Duncan. (from "GA Pensioners" by Dorothy E. Payne, Vol.2, pg.57; FHL book 975.8 M2p)
Gardner, Richard; War of 1812 Pension Application: S.O. #8818, S.C. #12589. B.L.W. #19713-80-50 and #6295-80-55. Served in Captain Thomas Anderson's Co., GA Militia, from 24 Nov. 1814 to 6 May 1815. Married Martha Duncan in 1806 Franklin Co. GA. Resided 1851 thru 1871 in Richland Co. IL. (from "GA Pensioners" by Dorothy E. Payne, Vol.1, pg.132; FHL book 975.8 M2p)
Pension Claim of Eliza A. Duncan, No. 39798, for War of 1812 service by her husband Dennis Duncan (copy from Harold Hopkins 6/1995 from his visit to the National Archives; brief info also from Dorothy Davis Smith 5/1983)
Jacket: Rejected Claim No. 39798, War of 1812, by Eliza A. Duncan of Nails Creek, GA, widow of Dennis Duncan, alias Reuben Warren, under Capt. T.F. Anderson et al, GA Militia, died Nov. 24, 1853. Received May 31, 1884. Attorney A.C. Moss, of Horner, Banks Co. GA.
Claim of widow under Act March 9, 1878, by Eliza (X) A. Duncan, Banks Co. GA, 1 May 1880, appeared Eliza Ann Duncan, age 66, resident of Belton, GA, widow of Dennis Duncan who served under the name of Dennis Duncan as private in Company commanded by Capt. Thomas F. Anderson in the Batt. of Col. Jones commanded by Genl. Blackaher? in War of 1812; that her husband enlisted at Franklin Co. GA 1812 or 1813, continued in service for probably 6 months, and was discharged. He was born in 1770 (MAD: faint, probably should be 1790), complexion fair, height the rise of six feet, hair black, eyes black. She married Dennis Duncan in Hall Co. GA on 21 Jan. 1830 by James Russel, JP, her maiden name Eliza Dodd; she has not remarried; she nor her husband neither had been married before. Her husband Dennis Duncan died in Jackson Co. GA on 24 Nov. 1852. That from his marriage to the time of his death he lived in Jackson Co. GA and since her husband's death she has lived in Banks Co. GA. Wit. W.C. Haulbrook?, A.J. Pool. Certification by Lucinda (X) Terrel and Mary (X) Pittman who have known Eliza A. Duncan for 60 years and for 350 (50? or 35?) years respectively who believe her; that they were present and saw Dennis Duncan and Eliza A. Dodd married at or about the time alleged in this application; that she has not remarried. /s/ W.C. Hemlbrook?, Thos. F. Hill.
Office of the Ordinary, Hall Co., A. Rudolph, Ordinary, Gainsville, GA, Feb. 1, 1872. "213 - License of Denny Duncan and Eliza Dodd executed 21st of Jany. 1830 as per certificate of James Russle J.P." I, A. Rudolph, Ordinary of said county, do certify that the above is a true copy of the Record, as appears in Book A, marriage record in this office. The figures "213" is the number of the certificate entered in this Book. ...
Rejected Service Pension No. 39798; B.L. 334834, War of 1812, Act of March 9, 1878, Eliza A. Duncan, Nails Creek, Banks Co. GA, widow of Dennis Duncan, alias Reuben Warren, under Capt. Thomas F. Anderson et al, GA Mil., died 24 November 1852. ... Oct. 9, 83, letter to client and informed that McNeill & Birch of this city were attys in the claim. Claim rej. Oct. 18, '82 on the ground of no record or other evidence of the service of your husband as alleged, his name not borne on the rolls. This office declines to further consider the case until evidence of ser. of sol. has been established. (jacket of claim)
Letter from Dept. of Interior, Pension Office, Navy, Old War, and Bounty Land Division, Claim No. 39798, Aug. 30, 1880, (no indication of to whom it was addressed), to furnish evidence of the enrollment, muster, service, duty, and discharge or death of Dennis Duncan, in Capt. Thos. F. Anderson's Company of GA Mil. (filled in form)
Letter from Dept. of Interior, Pension Office, Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 1881. Sir: In pension claim of Eliza A. widow of Dennis Duncan under Act of March 9, 1878, No. 39798, the name of the soldier is not borne on any company roll of Col. Booth's Regiment of GA Militia to which Capt. Thos. F. Anderson belonged. The correct name of the captain or colonel is required.
Statement on back of form, by McNeill & Birch, attorneys, Dec. 13, 81, ... claimant is not shure she has given the correct name of the officers under whom her husband served. She furnishes the following list of officers whose commands served in War of 1812 and were organized in northern part of GA, and requests that their company rolls be examined in order that her husband's name may be found: Capt. W.H. Underwood, Col. Jacks Regt. Jackson Co. GA, Col. Jell Thomas Regt., Col. Newnan Regt. Franklin Co. GA, Col. Danl. Groves Regt, Col. Walter Harris Regt., Capt. McWhorter, Capt. David Galaspie, Capt. J.T. Cunningham, Capt. Nehemiah Gamion?, Capt. McKinney, Capt. Story, Capt. Blalock. An early and careful examination of rolls of above named commanders is earnestly requested.
Reply from Dept. of Interior, Dec. 22, 1881 ... as the rolls are not in the custody of this office, a request cannot be made on the proper department for such a search. Did claimant or her husband apply for a land warrant? The correct name of Captain or Colonel is required. (other letters & memos)
Dept. of Interior, Feb. 5, 1882, the Bureau has exhausted all the means within its power to trace the name of claimants husband but without success. The name of Dennis Duncan is not found on the rolls of the militia of any state war of 1812?. Note on form by Wm. W. Dudley, attorney in Washington, Feb. 11, 1892, returned to the Hon. Commissioner of Pensions. It appears that the soldier served as Reuben Warren and would request that further search be made.
July 29, 1882, request for record of Dennis Duncan in Capt. W.H. Underwoods Company of Col. Jacks Regt. of GA Militia. (Request from Department of Interior Sept. 12, 1882, and reply from Third Auditor's Office, Sept. 16, 1882: There are no rolls of Captain Story's and Blalock's Companies of GA Militia on file; the name of Dennis Duncan is not borne on the rolls of Capt. David Gillaspee, J.T. Cunningham, N. Garrison or McKinney's Companies of GA Mil. War of 1812 on file in this office.)
Form, Service Pension, War of 1812, Widow's Brief, for Eliza A. Duncan, widow of Dennis Duncan, GA service; P.O. Belton, Hall Co. GA, attorney McNeill & Birch; application filed May 31, 1880, alleged service in Capt. Thos. F. Andersons Co. GA Militia, alleged served other officers; the name of Dennis Duncan is not borne on any roll of Col. Booths Regt. to which Capt. T.F. Anderson belonged, nor on the rolls of ... Rejected on the ground that no evidence of service appears as alleged and no application for B.L. found. Rejected Oct. 18, 1882. No pension previously applied for. Rej. 334,834 Bounty Land claim.
Letter, Nails Creek, GA, Jan. 29, 1883, to Commissioner of Pensions, Washington DC, Dear Sir. I have made application for a pension about 3 years since, Mr. Pool of Bellton has been assisting me in getting up the necessary proofs, he is now parallised and is loosing his mind, he has all the letters of my attorney and will not give them up nor let me see them. I beg you to send me the name and address of the attorneys for there are two of them. Their Sir names are Banks and McNeal or McNeil (I don't know how the latter is spelled). Will you please be kind enough to give me their proper names so they can properly attend to my case. I am the wife of Dennis Dunkin, he served in the war of 1812 as a substitute for Reubin Warren. My former P.O. was Bellton, GA, but it is now Nails Creek, GA. Please write by return mail and very much oblige yours very truly, Eliza Dunkin, Nails Creek, Banks Co. GA. (Note at top of letter: Please hand the enclosed letter to Messrs ...)
(another letter to Messrs Banke & McNeal, Jan. 29, 1883, will you please write to me at Nails Creek ... what more evidence you are needing in the case. The claim is for the service of my husband, Dennis Dunkin.
Request by McNeill & Birch, July 19, 1882 and Nov. 1880, for the condition of her claim.
War of 1812 Claim of Widow for Pension under act of March 9, 1878; Banks Co. GA, 18 June 1885, appeared Eliza Duncan, aged 70 years, resident of Banks Co. GA, widow of Dennis Duncan decd who served under the name of Reubin Warran as a private in the Company commanded by Capt. Thos. F. Anderson in the Regt. of Col. Booths commanded by Gen. John McIntosh in War of 1812; that her husband supposed he volunteered in Franklin Co. about December 1814 for 4 months duty, honorable discharge on 6 May 1815, place not known; he was about 27 (MAD: sic) years old, about 6 feet high, was a farmer, black hair, dark eyes and red complexion. She married Dennis Duncan at her fathers in (fold in page for place of marriage) on 21 Jan. 1829 by James Russel Justice of the peace, her name before marriage was Eliza Dodd, she has not remarried, neither her husband nor herself was ever previously married; that her husband Dennis Duncan died in Jackson Co. GA on 24 Nov. 1854; they lived in Jackson Co. GA from the time of their marriage until her husband's death; that she made an application for pension about 4 years ago, don't recollect the number, don't know what act of Congress, never made application for bounty or land warrant; residence is in 912th District G.N., Banks Co. GA, post office is Horner, Banks Co. GA. /s/ Eliza (X) Duncan. Wit. Lucinda Terell, Joseph?? Anderson. Affidavit by Lucinda Terrell age 75 of Banks Co. GA, and Lemuel Dodd aged 80 of same, who have known Eliza Duncan for 65 years and for (blank) years respectively, and believe her. Mrs. Terrell was present when the applicant and the soldier was married and has known her ever since, and Mr. Dodd has known applicant ever since she was born and has lived but five miles from her. Wit. Lucinda Terell, Sensect? (X) Soda (too faint and written small), Enoch Anderson.
Declaration for Original Pension of a Widow - child or children under 16 years of age surviving. Banks Co. GA, 26 April 1886, appeared Eliza Duncan, age 71, the widow of Dennis Duncan who served under the name of Reubin Warran and substituted said Reuben Warren at supposed Connerville it being in Franklin Co. in December 1814 in Thomas F. Andersons Company, Col. Booths Regiment commanded by Gen. John McIntosh in the War of 1812 who contracted a lung or breast disease which remained and disabled soldier as long as he lived and perhaps shortened his life. Dennis Duncan served in actual service about four (4) months and 20 days, service terminated by an honorable discharge, died on 24 Nov. 1854; Dennis Duncan, alias Reubin Warren; she married under the name of Eliza Dodd to said Dennis Duncan on 21 Jan. 1829 by James Russel, a Justice of the Peace at her father's house in Hall Co. GA; neither she nor her husband had been previously married; she has remained his widow; the following are the names and dates of all his legitimate children yet surviving who were under 16 years of age at the father's death, to wit: Eliza Ann Dunkin, born 21 August 1850. Eliza Ann Duncan which child was under 16 at the death of soldier is married and not under applicants care at this time. Her prior application about 5 years ago made in her own name, number not known or recollected. Resided in Banks Co. GA ... Wit. Lucinda Terrell, Lemual (X) Dodd.
Transmittal letter, 27 April 1886, to Commissioner of Pensions, her husband served in the war of 1812 as a substitute of Rebin Warren a volunteer, he answered to the name and call of said Reubin Warren, performed all the duties of said volunteer, and if you will examine the muster rolls you will find that Reubin Warren's name is there. I suppose the name of Reubin Warran was never crossed nor Dennis Duncan's entered thereon. Whatever we lack we will try to supply.
Department of the Interior, Pension Office, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1886, please inform this office whether the name of Dennis Duncan is borne in the rolls of Capt. B. Marsh's Co. of SC Vols. War of 1812, or whether the rolls show that he served as a substitute for Reuben Warren (MAD: nothing said about SC) ... Reply by Third Auditor's Office, that the name of Dennis Duncan is not borne on the Co. Rolls of Capt. Brian Marsh's Co. of Col. Wm. Austins Regt. So. Car. Militia nor upon any of the alphabetically arranged accounts of the paymasters who paid the So. Car. Mil. in the War of 1812. The name of Reuben Warren is borne on the Co. Rolls of the above Co. for the entire period of its service and he signs the receipt roll and there is no evidence of his having furnished a substitute for any portion of his service.
Claim of Widow for Pension, War of 1812, Banks Co. GA, 28 Dec. 1891, appeared Eliza A. Duncan, age 77 years, res. Hall Co. GA, widow of Dennis Duncan decd, who served under the name of Ruben Warren as a Private in Captain Thomas Anderson Battalion GA Vols. commanded by Col. Jones in the War of 1812, that her husband enlisted in Franklin Co. GA, served three months, was discharged; he was about 22 years old, about 6 ft. high, fair skin, black hair and black eyes, occupation farmer; she married Dennis Duncan in Hall Co. GA in Jan. 1830 by James Russell, Justice of the Peace, her name before marriage was Eliza A. Dodd; Dennis Duncan nor herself had ever been married before; Dennis Duncan died in Jackson Co. GA on 24 Nov. 1852; since his discharge they lived in Franklin Co. until that part of the county was cut off to Jackson Co. and in said Jackson Co. till his death. She previously applied for pension claim No. 39798 and afterwards she filed another claim in 1886 which was consolidated with her former claim No. 39798; her residence is Hall Co. GA, post office Bellton, Hall Co. GA. Wit. James (X) Brooks, John C. Hanelley. Appeared James Brooks age 82 of Banks Co. GA, and John C. Smelly age 43 of Banks Co. GA, known Eliza A. Duncan for 65 years and for 20 years. James Brooks was present and saw the marriage of Dennis Duncan and Eliza A. Dodd in the year 1830.
Letter (perhaps Treasury Department, Washington DC), Jan. 25, 1892, to Commissioner of Pensions, that the name of Dennis Duncan is not found upon the records of payments made by Paymasters who paid the troops for service in the War of 1812.
General Affidavit, Banks Co. GA, in the matter of the Claim for Pension, Eliza A. Duncan, widow of Dennis Duncan alias Reuben Warren, Capt. T. Anderson's Battl. GA; 30 Jan. 1892, appeared Eliza A. Duncan, age 77, res. of Hall Co. GA, Post Office Bellton, Hall Co. GA; that at the time of the death of her husband there was no public record kept of deaths and at the time of his death he was attended by two physicians, to wit, Dr. Welborn of Franklin Co. GA and by Dr. Harvey Anderson of Jackson Co. GA, both of them are dead. My husband was sick for some six or seven years before his death with liver complaint, so his physicians said, and during the last twelve months of his sickness he was not able to do any thing and was confined to his bed the larger portion of the time. My husband died on November 24th 1852 from Affiction of the liver (or liver complaint as it was then called). I know these facts from living with my husband the said Dennis Duncan and waited on him during his sickness and was at his burial.
General Affidavit, Banks Co. GA, in the matter of Claim for Pension, Eliza A. Duncan, widow of Dennis Duncan alias Reuben Warren, Capt. T. Anderson's Battl. GA; 30 Jan. 1892, appeared Nancy Ballew, age 73, res. Banks Co. GA, P.O. Homer (Horner?), Banks Co. GA, and Dorcus Hendrix age 75, res. Banks Co., P.O. same, that affiants lived close to said Dennis Duncan from their first recolection until his death and that affiants visited the said Dennis Duncan often during his sickness and that they were present when he died and that they made his burial cloths and that they were present at his burial and that to the best of affiants recolection he died in the year 1852 in the latter part of the year. Affiants further say that they know of their own knowledge that the said Eliza A. Duncan is the widow of the said Dennis Duncan and that she has not remarried since his death.
Letter from Eliza Duncan, Belton, GA, Feb. 1, 1892. Wm. W. Dudley. Sir, my husbands name was caled Denny years ago we all caled him Denny and the Ordinary drawed it off that way. I thought I would write you to avoid any mistake. N.B. Pleas write me on the recolection of these papers and let me no the result or your opinion rec?. /s/ Eliza Duncan. (also, articles of agreement by Eliza A. Duncan, widow of Dennis Duncan alias Reuben Warren, Private, Capt. Thos. Anderson's Battl. of GA Vols, War of 1812, appointing Wm. W. Dudley her attorney, 30 Jan. 1892.)
Letter, Belton, GA, Nov. 7, 1892, to Mr. William W. Dudley, Washington DC, Dear Sir, in reply to youre letter dated August 20th I will state that my husband was not in no war but the war of 1812 as I have heretofore stated I and all my old citizens is that was the war he was in and I donte know what else is required of mee if any thing. Let me know and the last blank you sente me concerning the Florida war I have no (line in fold, not copied) I know he did not serve in the Florida War let me hear from you soon. Yours. Respect. Eliza A. Duncan.
Letter, Nov. 29th 1892, from Eliza A. Duncan to William W. Dudley, ... to furnish my husband's correct service so that his name can be identified on the rolls of the department I have furnished all the proof I can whether his name is not there he was in the war of 1812 under Captain Thomas Anderson's from Franklin Co. GA. I have heard him say that he never received no pay for his service and many others have stated the same consequently his name can not bee found on the pay roles as you state. Look on the muster rools and I think you will finde his name it is true that he wente in the servis as a substitute in the place of this man warren but it is evedente that when you find the name it will bee Dennis Duncan. The proofs I have furnisht you on the application is all that I can furnish and if I never get my money I do not think that it is any thing left undone by me.
Note, no heading, I want to ?? rescent date and inform you that I have examined by the ... that the name of Reubin Warren is not borne upon the rolls of the paymasters who paid the militia of the State of GA War of 1812. Before further proper? can be made you must find? your first? correct service so that his name can be faithfied? on the rolls of the Dept.
Requests by Wm. W. Dudley for status, April 8, 1892 and April 3, 1893.
Request Jan. 12, 1892, to have the rolls of the militia of the War of 1812 examined for the name of Dennis Duncan.
Note on first jacket: Feb. 18, 92, to 3rd Auditor, for name of Reuben Warren; April 14, 92, to W.W. Dudley, no record of service of Reuben Warren; May 1, 93, to W.W. Dudley, no record of service.
Service Record of Reuben Warren, 1st Co?. of the Rifle Reg. of GA Militia, War of 1812 (copy from Harold Hopkins 6/1995 from his visit to the National Archives)
Account; To Reuben Warren, 1st Co? of the Rifle Reg. of GA Militia; On what account: Pay, for myself, Commencement and Expiration, from 11 Nov. 1814 to 12 May 1815, amount $180; subsistence, for myself, 11 Nov. 1814 to 12 May 1815, $108.00, deduct for rations recd. in kind, $37.77, total $250.22; statement dated 22 Feb. 1817, receipt signed by John Georgie? Admr.
Company Muster Roll, Jones 4th, GA Militia, for Reuben Warren, 1 Lieut, Capt. Thomas F. Anderson's Co. of Riflemen, Lt. Col. William Jones' Battalion Detached Georgia Militia, War of 1812; Muster Roll to Dec. 10, 1814, commencement of service Nov. 21, 1814, to May 21, 1815, present. Muster Roll May 6, 1815, from Nov. 2, 1814, to May 21, 1815, present.
Company Muster Rolls of Reuben Warren, Private, Captain Shadrach Atkinson's Co., 1st Reg't GA Militia (Chambers') (from Harold Hopkins 6/1995 from his visit to the National Archives)
Muster Roll, Oct. 7 to Dec. 31, 1812, Camp Newhope, St.John, E.FL, Dec. 31, 1812, service Oct. 7, 1812 to April 7, 1813, present.
Pay Roll, Oct., Nov. & Dec. 1812, roll not dated, service Oct. 7, 1812 to Dec. 31, 1812, for 2 months, 25 days, at per month, $5, amount of pay $14.08.
Muster Roll, Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 1813, Camp Newhope, St.Johns, E. FL, Feb. 28, 1813, commenced service Oct. 7, 1812, expired April 7, 1813, Present.
Muster Roll, Feb. 28 to Mar. 31, 1813, Camp Newhope, St.Johns, E. FL, March 31, 1813, commenced service Oct. 7, 1812, expired April 7, 1813; Absent; Remarks: sick at Camp Pinberrey.
Company Pay Roll, Jan., Feb., March & April 1813, roll not dated, service Jan. 1, 1813 to April 17, 1813, for 3 months 17 days, $8 per month, total $28.53.
(MAD: see Reuben Warren in 1850 Laurens Co. GA census)
"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)
3:816: 34th Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee; Co.G, Franklin Co. GA: Asa Benet Duncan, Private, May 12, 1862. No record of discharge or transfer. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 1st Regt. GA State Troops Dec. 30, 1862. Pension records show he surrendered at Columbus, GA, May 1865. (Born in GA about 1843. Died in Clarke Co. GA in 1929. Buried in Oconee Co.)
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.
A.B. Duncan, Co.G, 34th GA, witness for Mrs. Mary Edwards, Franklin Co. GA (MAD: also see Oconee Co. GA)
M.A. Duncan, Co.C, 5th GA, witness for I.M. Johnson, Franklin Co. GA
M.H. Duncan, Co.E, 4th GA St. Troops, application by Mrs. R.L. Duncan, widow, Franklin Co. GA
Mrs. R.L. Duncan, widow of M.H. Duncan, Co.E, 4th GA St. Troops, application in Franklin Co. GA
O.H. Duncan, Co.B, 7th GA Cav., application in Franklin Co. GA
Mrs. Sarah Duncan, widow of Alford Pearson, Co.B, 24th GA, application in Franklin Co. GA
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