Duncans in Rabun Co. GA


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

Last revised July 24, 2013

Formed 1819 from Cherokee Lands, Habersham
Towns formed 1856 from Rabun, Union


1820-1830 Rabun Co. GA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Rabun Co. GA Census
436th Dist.
Pg.207  Daniel Duncan      1100,001  -  1100,01

1850 Rabun Co. GA Census
Pg.332, #252, Daniel DUNCAN 50 SC farmer $1000 (opposite his name: (1) m. in year; (3) attended school)
                  Artemissa 40 SC
                  Jane E. 20, David 18, John 15 SC
                  Emiline R. 12, William 9 SC
                  Daniel J. 7, Dennis 4, Deavers (m) 1 SC

1860 Rabun Co. GA Census
Moccasin, P.O. Pine Mountains
Pg.513, #154, Isaac R. DUNCAN 24 TN farmer $0-$160
                  Nancy 23 NC
                  William 1 GA
Pg.515, #170, M.D. DUNCAN (m) 26 TN farmer $0-$47
                  Nancy C. 24 NC
                  Tabatha E. 4 NC, Pinkney 2 NC, Nancy E. 1/12 GA
                  (MAD: see also Moses D. Duncan in 1860 Anderson Co. TN census with Joannah Duncan; Moses D. Duncan mar. Nancy C. Estes 1853 Haywood Co. NC, son of Isaac Duncan and Tabitha Smith; 1870 Jackson Co. NC census)
Pg.534, #299, David T. DUNCAN 27 GA farmer $1500-$450
                  Jane V. 24 SC
                  Mary 2 SC
                  Elizabeth 1, Danl. J. 1/12 GA
Pg.534, #300, Artemissa DUNCAN (f) 50 SC widow/farmer $0-$223
                  John 24 GA farmer, William 18 GA
                  Daniel J. 15, Dennis D. 12 GA
                  Deavers A. (m) 10 GA
                  Jane CONNELLY 30 GA
                  Susan M. 7 GA
                  (MAD: widow of Daniel Duncan)

1870 Rabun Co. GA Census
P.O. Clayton
Pg.192, #107-111, DUNCAN, Mary (f) 35 TN keeping house $0-$25
                  Henry 8 SC
                  Angeline 4 GA
                  Harsong (Harsony?) (f) 1 GA
                  (MAD: Harsong copied by another source as Flarsong)
Pg.192, #107-112, WINCHESTER, Sarah 40 NC keeping house $0-$0
                  Thomas 8 GA
Pg.212, #395-406, DUNCAN, David 37 GA farmer $0-$300
                  Jane 36 SC keeping house
                  Mary 12 SC at home
                  Elizabeth 11 GA at home
                  Rebecca 8, Ella 5, William K. 3 GA
                  Eliza Jane 2, Susan H. 1 GA
Pg.212, #396-407, DUNCAN, Arimias? (f) 55 SC keeping house $1000-$50
                  Jefferson 24, Devers (m) 19 GA farm laborers
                  Susan 14 GA at home
                  (MAD: Artimissa in 1860)
Pg.212, #397-408, DUNCAN, Dennis 21 GA farmer $0-$0
                  Sarah 24 SC keeping house
                  Lulia (f) 6/12 GA b.Dec.
Pg.212, #397-409, CARTER, Bill (f) 32 GA BLACK (blank occupation)
Pg.217, #462-493, DUNCAN, Isaac 33 TN farmer $200-$300
                  Nancy 27 NC keeping house
                  William 11 GA farm laborer
                  Silvester (m) 8 GA
                  Catharine 5, Hastletine (f) 7 GA
                  Easter (f) 1/12 GA b.May


Rabun Co. GA Marriage Records; incl. index; Vol. A, D, Oct. 1820 - Mar. 1884 (FHL film 374,326)
      Marriage Record Book A, 1820-1850 - Groom index only, no Duncan
      (MAD: no Books B and C, 1850-1868, cataloged as on microfilm)
            Charles T. Connely and Jane A. Duncan, 17 Dec. 1850, by Edward Coffee. (from another source)
            Moses G. Williams and Rebecca E. Duncan, 27 July 1857 by Edmond Singleton JP. (from another source)
      Marriage Record Book D, 1869-1884 (very poor index)
            Pg.91, license, 21 March 1876, Devers Duncan to Emily E. Price, mar. 21 March 1876 by G.E. Bonner MG
            Pg.92, license 25 Feb. 1876, William H. Duncan to Ary Kill, mar. 2 March 1876 by John Coffee MG


GA Land Lotteries; Rabun Co. GA
      Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
      Duncan, Daniel, 1832, of Anderson's Militia Dist., Rabun Co., drew land lot in Dist.15 Sec.3, Cass Co., granted before 1 Jan. 1838.

Rabun Co. GA Deeds & Mortgages; index 1821-1940, A-K (Grantors on FHL film 326,005, pg.135+; grantees on FHL film 326,007 pg.127+)
      A-217: Lewallen Gilliland by Sheriff to Perry E. Duncan, Clayton, 2a, lots 1,2,3, 10/6/1829, rec. 10/23/1830
      A-446: Perry E. Duncan to John E. Brown, Clayton, 2a, lots 1,2,3, 11/7/1831, rec. 5/8/1833
      A-485: Rebecca Morgan to Daniel Duncan, 25a lot 3, 4th Dist., 1/4/1834, rec. 2/27/1834
      B-207: Elisha Coffee to Daniel Duncan, 490a lot 23, 4th Dist., 8/13/1835, rec. 5/8/1839
      B-208: John H. Sloan to Daniel Duncan, 490a lot 49, 4th Dist., 10/2/1837, rec. 5/10/1839
      D-230: John P. Ramey to Daniel Duncan, 200a lot 22, 4th Dist., 10/12/1852, rec. 2/12/1854
      F-429: Wm. D. Mayfield to Baruch Duncan, 1/2 int. 1080a, Lots 18,25,34, 5th Dist., 1/19/1866, 2/27/1866
      F-614: Abraham Carver by agent to J.R. Duncan, 100a Lot 40 3rd Dist., 5/15/1869, rec. 5/7/1870
      Many grantee deeds Book G, 1870 & later, not copied
      Many grantor deeds Book G, 1872 and later, not copied

Rabun Co. GA Deeds
      A-217: 6 Oct. 1829; Per writ of firi facias of Superior Court of Rabun Co. GA at suit of Robert B. Duncan & Co. against Lewallen Gilliland, Sheriff James Bickley seized the lots of Lewallen Gulliland and sold them 6 Oct. 1829 at public sale to highest bidder, Perry E. Duncan, for $447; now this deed 6 Oct. 1829 to Perry E. Duncan, lot #1 of 3/4 acre, #2 of 3/4 acre, and #3 of 1/2 acre in town of Clayton; wit. (MAD: cannot read witnesses names). (FHL film 326,009)
      A-446: Greenville Dist. SC, 7 Nov. 1831, Perry E. Duncan of afsd to John E. Brown of same, $1800, 3 lots in town of Clayton, Rabun Co. GA, lots 1, 2 and 3, #1 of 3/4 acre, #2 of 3/4 acre, and #3 of 1/2 acre; wit. Geo. F. Towns, R.B. Duncan, B.F. Patton. "Transcribed to Book R, page 341" (FHL film 326,009)
      A-485: Rabun Co. GA, 4 Jan. 1834, Rebecca (X) Morgan to Daniel Duncan, $25, land in 4th Dist., part of lot 3 on W.line of said lot on the top of the ridge, on the line made by Elisha Coffee to Rebecca Morgan, containing 25 acres; wit. Edward Coffee, N.G. Anderson JP. (FHL film 326,009)
      B-207: Rabun Co. GA, 13 Aug. 1835, Elisha Coffee of Franklin Co. GA to Daniel Duncan of afsd, $200, land in 4th Dist., lot #23 containing 490 acres; wit. John Jones, Thomas Williams JP. (FHL film 326,009)
      B-208: Rabun Co. GA, 2 Oct. 1837, John H. Sloan of afsd to Daniel Duncan of same, $50, lot #49 in 4th Dist., 490 acres; wit. P. Sitton, H.W. Cannon. (FHL film 326,009)
      D-230: Rabun Co. GA, 12 Oct. 1852, John P. Ramy (Raney? or Rainy?) of Co. afsd to Daniel Duncan of same, $100, lot #22 or a part of same in 4th Dist., beg. W. line of said lot of Elin Ramy's(?) line, containing 200 acres more or less; wit. F.A. Blakly, Jonas Phillips JP; rec. 12 Feb. 1854. (FHL film 326,011)
      F-429: Newberry Co. SC, 19 Jan. 1866, William D. Mayfield of Laurens Co. SC to Baruch Duncan of Newberry Dist. SC, $5,000, undivided moiety in tract and plantation of land in 5th Dist. Rabun Co. GA, lots #18 and #25 and part of #24, containing in all 1,080 acres, the undivided moiety hereby conveyed being a half interest in the land conveyed to me by John C. Nevill and James Bleckly by deed 17 Feb. 1865; wit. Josiah Stewart, Berry J. Ramage; rec. 27 Feb. 1866. (FHL film 326,011)
      F-614: Rabun Co. GA, 15 May 1869, Martin Carver as agent for present heirs of Abraham Carver decd, to J.R. Duncan, both of afsd county & state, $150, Lot #40 in 3rd Dist. in SE corner of said lot 40, containing 100 acres, adj. conditional corner between Sarah's Creek and Polley's Branch, except 1 acre which has the schoolhouse reserved for school purposes by William Well; wit. W.C. Spud, A.J. Kell JP, J. Docking; rec. 7 May 1870. (FHL film 326,011)


"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)
      3:39: 24th Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern VA; Co.E, Rabun Gap Riflemen, Rabun Co. GA: John Duncan, Private, Aug. 24, 1861; appointed 1st Sergeant in 1863; captured at Deep Bottom, VA, Aug. 16, 1864; died of typoid (MAD: sic) pneumonia at Elmira, NY, Nov. 14, 1864; Grave #813, Woodlawn National Cemetery.
            3:39: J.D. Duncan, Private, Oct. 29, 1862; captured at Cedar Creek, VA, Oct. 19, 1864; paroled at Point Lookout, MD, and exchanged Feb. 13, 1865; no later record.
            3:39: William W. Duncan, Private, Aug. 24, 1861; roll for Oct. 31, 1861, shows him present; killed in service.

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.
      D.J. Duncan, Co.E, 24th GA, application in Rabun Co. GA


"Atlanta Constitution" Atlanta, Georgia, 13 Aug 1886 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      DEATHS IN GEORGIA. MISS HENRIETTA DUNCAN, of Clayton, died Tuesday morning at 12:30 o'clock. She had been ill but a few days. She was beloved by all who knew her for her gentle manners and a Christian graces. She was just ripening into womanhood when death claimed her. (MAD: Clayton, Rabun Co. GA)


Anderson Co. TN Deed (FHL film 979,345)
      R-233/234: 27 Dec. 1856, Isaac R. Duncan of Robarun [Rabun] Co. GA to Isaac W. Duncan of Anderson Co. TN, for $100 paid, sell parcel of land said to contain 100 acres, being the land upon which Isaac Duncan died, in Anderson Co. TN in the 9th Civil District adj. the lands of Moses Duncan and the land of the heirs of Andrew McKamey decd, it being my interest in the tract of land willed to myself and others by my father Isaac Duncan, and all the interest of said Isaac R. Duncan, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Isaac R. Duncan. Wit. D.K. Young, M. Smith. Ack. by Isaac R. Duncan 27 Dec. 1856 in Anderson Co. TN, recorded Jan. 15, 1857. (FHL film 979,345)


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