Duncan research files of
1830 Troup Co. GA Census No Duncan indexed 1840 Troup Co. GA Census 701st District Pg.327 Daniel Duncan ? 1000,22 - 1000,11 (3 males 20-30?) 331 Rhodes Duncan 1000,01 - 0000,11
1850 Troup Co. GA Census
Pg.87, #380-3, Willis DARDIN? 68 SC farmer $8000 (not Dunkin)
Henry HILL? 21 GA overseer
Pg.87, #386-9, R. DUNCAN (m) 40 NC farmer $300
Martha 44 SC
John 12, Wm. 11, James 9, Jacob 2 GA
(MAD: Rhoades Duncan mar. Martha Watson 12/13/1836)
Pg.111, #747-173, F.W. DUNCAN (m) 31 SC mechanick
Elizabeth 27 GA
James 7 GA
(MAD: Fleming W. Duncan, 1840 Henry Co. GA census; ?? see 1870 Nacogdoches Co. TX census)
Pg.139, #302-315, Edmund DUNCAN 49 NC (no occupation)
Anna 55 NC (ditto marks for birthplace)
Joseph 13, Mary J. 10 GA
(MAD: Jacob Duncan of 1850 Coosa Co. AL census had brothers Ned and Rhodes of Harris Co. GA, per family info from Marcie Bridges)
Pg.150, #460-477, John W.S. WILLIAMS 27 GA planter $4,000
Mary J. 23 GA
Sarah E. 2, Edward J. 6/12 GA
Ambrose R. 22, Elisha D. 13 GA
Ealysis B. (m) 9 GA
(MAD: looking for Mary Duncan mar. John M. Williams, 10/30/1845 Harris Co. GA)
1860 Troup Co. GA Census
P.O. West Point
Pg.193, #136-124, R. DUNCAN (m) 51 NC farmer $1000-$400
M. (f) 54 SC
J.C. (m) 21, J.E. (m) 20, Wm. 18 GA
Jacob 17, Joseph 24 GA
(MAD: Jacob Duncan mar. Malissa Duncan 8/10/1865; Joseph Duncan mar. Nancy Ann Clemens 1/21/1864)
Pg.193, #137-125, Ann DUNCAN 66 SC (blank)
Mary 20 GA
(MAD: widow of Edmund Duncan, SC plainly written; one Mary J. Duncan mar. Thomas Cargill 12/3/1868)
1870 Troup Co. GA Census
Pg.310, #169-169, DUNCAN, Dan 47 AL BLACK farm hd. $0-$0
Claricy (f) 32 GA BLACK cook
Arnold 15 AL BLACK farm hand
Kate 14, Thos. 11 AL BLACK house servt.
Pg.315, #277-277, DUNCAN, J. (m) 34 GA (white) shoe maker $0-$100
N.A. (f) 35 GA keeping house
E.R. (m) 5, Mars. (m) 3, John 1 GA
Pg.315, #278-278, DUNCAN, A. (f) 80 SC (white) (blank) (alone)
Pg.317, #319-319, DUNCAN, David 35 GA BLACK farm hand $0-$0
Clins (f) 60 VA BLACK cook
Fcoot (m) 14 GA BLACK farm hand
Kate 13 AL BLACK house servt.
Thomas 12 AL BLACK farm hand
P.O. West Point
Pg.419, #197-197, DUNCAN, R. (m) 60 NC BLACK farmer $0-$0
Patsy (f) 64 NC BLACK keeping house
Pg.419, #198-198, DUNCAN, Jack 26 GA (white) farmer $600-$600
Malissa 27 GA keeping house
S.Ann (f) 9, R.Ann (f) 7 GA
Martha 4, J.D.(m) 2 GA
1920 Census, LaGrange District, Troup County, Georgia (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2006)
S.D.# 48, E.D.# 138, Page 165, image 47 of 90
19 Troup Street
William O.?, Head, rents, m/w, age 61, N.C./N.C./N.C., laborer/cotton mill
Martha A., Wife, f/w, age 59, N.C./N.C./N.C.
Wesley, Son, age 24, single, N.C./N.C./N.C.
Elmar, Son, m/w, age 16, N.C./N.C./N.C., laborer/cotton mill
(KDC: 1910 Greenville Co. SC census)
Wilburn, Head, rents, m/w, age 33, N.C./N.C./N.C., weaver/cotton mill
Clara, Wife, f/w, age 19, N.C./N.C./N.C., weaver/cotton mill
Troup Co. GA Marriages (from various sources; not yet identified on 1850 census)
Anna Sevil Duncan mar. Berry Gay, Feb. 24, 1842 by R.F. Thomason JP, B-177 (MAD: one Berry Gay mar. Mary Nix 1/10/1833 Newton Co. GA & mar. Nancy Duncan 8/30/1849 Newton Co. GA, she probably had been Nancy S. Weldon who had mar. Willis Duncan 1/9/1840 Newton Co. GA)
Jane Duncan mar. William Walker, Nov. 25, 1835 by Benjamin P. Robinson JP, A-136 (MAD: to Pike Co. MS; this Jane is not the daughter of Jacob Duncan but instead is a Catherine Jane Duncan)
James M. Duncan mar. Eliza A. Horton, Sept. 5, 1839 by Benjamin Holmes MG, B-101 (MAD: not identified on census)
Troup Co. GA Court of Ordinary, General index to Wills & Estate, v.1, 1828-1953 (FHL film 295,860)
Troup Co. GA Probate Records; Inventories, Returns, etc.
Vol.C, 1839-1842 - no Duncan (FHL film 295,869)
Vol.E, 1844-1847 - no Duncan (no book D) (FHL film 295,869)
Vol.F, 1847-1849 - no Duncan (FHL film 295,870)
Vol.G, 1849-1851 - no Duncan (FHL film 295,871)
Troup Co. GA Land Lottery Grant index 1827-1847 (FHL film 514,016)
Dist.2, lot 137, granted Nicholas Pools orphans, Wicks Dist., Baldwin Co., 7 Jan. 1831 (MAD: sold by Hinton Duncan & Thos. V. Miller of Baldwin Co. GA in 1831 Meriwether Co. deed B-29)
Dist.8, lot 20, 3rd Section, granted Julian A. Bry, widow, of Hills Dist., Warren Co., 5 March 1831 (MAD: sold by Thomas N. Duncan in 1832 Meriwether Co. GA deed B-174)
Dist.10, lot 165, 3rd Section, granted Stephen Floyd, orphan, of Pullens Dist., Newton Co., 1 Aug. 1829 (MAD: sold by Edmund Duncan of Henry Co. GA in 1831 Meriwether Co. deed B-142)
Troup Co. GA Deed Indexes 1827-1927 (dates are recording dates)
Grantors A-G, pg.33-34 (FHL film 295,902)
H-400: Edmund Duncan to Vincent A. Pratt, all of LL 196 in 4th, May 18, 1843.
H-373: Jacob Duncan to Joseph Duncan, 50a LL 196 in 4th, April 15, 1843
T-377: Jacob Duncan to J.C. Forbes & Co., 125a LL 231 in 5th, Mtg, June 4, 1880
R-134: Rhodes Duncan to A.M. Eady & Co., 75a LL 231 in 4th, June 23, 1876
R-254: Rhodes Duncan to William T. Ridgeway, 75a LL 210 in 4th, Dec. 5, 1876
W-394: Rhodes Duncan to Thomas J. Eady, 125a LL 231 in 4th, Dec. 13, 1886
Grantees A-G (FHL film 295,905)
E-239: Edmund Duncan from John Brown Jr., 101-1/2a in LL 230 in 4th, March 3, 1836
H-174: Edmund Duncan from James Hill, LL 196 in 4th, Dec. 23, 1841
G-334: Joseph Duncan et al from Benjamin Keel, 65a in LL 207 in 3rd, July 18, 1839
J-275: Rhodes Duncan from James E. Ridgeway, 231a in 4th, Sept. 21, 1846
M-104: Rhodes Duncan from Richard F. Thomason, 75a in LL 210 in 4th, Feb. 19, 1859
M-164: Rhodes Duncan from Amy H. Foster by admin, 75a in LL 231 in 4th, Nov. 8, 1859
U-577: Rhodes Duncan from A.M. Eady & Co., 50a in LL 231 in 4th, March 7, 1882
Troup Co. GA Deeds
E-239: Troup Co. GA, 5 Dec. 1835, John (X) Brown Jr. of afsd to Edmund Duncan of same, $300, E 1/2 lot #230 in 4th Dist., 101-1/4 acres; wit. Leonard H. Young, Benjamin P. Roberison? JP; rec. March 3, 1836. (FHL film 295,910)
G-334: Meriwether Co. GA, 22 April 1839, Benjamin Keel of Troup Co. GA to Joseph Duncan and Levi Hartz of Meriwether Co. GA, Keel owes Duncan and Hartz promisory note this day, payable 25 Dec. next, mortgage 65 acres from E 1/2 lot #207 in 3rd Dist.; wit. Jno. H. McMinck, W.B. Ector; rec. July 18, 1839. (FHL film 295,911)
H-174: Troup Co. GA, 4 May 1840, James Hill of afsd to Edmund Duncan of Harris Co. GA, $1500, lot #196 in 4th Dist., 202-1/2 acres adj. lands of Nancy Oliver on W. and others; wit. Richd. F. Thomason JP; rec. Dec. 23, 1841. (FHL film 295,912)
H-373: Troup Co. GA, 20 Jan. 1843, Jacob Duncan (X) of Co. afsd for love to my brother Joseph Duncan of same, give him all my right, title and interest in a lease which I have on 50 acres in NE corner of lot #196 in 4th Dist. adj. #195 and #197, I have appointed his father Edmond Duncan as his guardian to use the same to the best interest of said Joseph while in his minority; wit. Alexander Smith; rec. April 15, 1843. (FHL film 295,912)
H-400: Troup Co. GA, 20 Dec. 1842, Edmund Duncan of afsd to Vincent A. Pratt of same, $800, lot #196 in 4th Dist.; wit. Wm. F. Allen, James Hunter JP; rec. May 18, 1843. (FHL film 295,912)
J-275: Troup Co. GA, 30 Sept. 1845, James E. Ridgeway of afsd to Rhodes Duncan of same, $270, SW 1/4 lot #231 in 4th Dist, a square 50 acres; wit. John M. Tatom, S.S. Trawick; rec. Sept. 21, 1846. (FHL film 295,913)
Troup Co. GA Tax Digest 1850-1851, 1862 (FHL film 159,184)
1850: Dist.697: Dunson, Wm. Jr., 1 pole, 3 slaves, 461a Troup Co.
Dist.699: Dunson, Wm. Sr., 0 poles, 5 blacks, 90a-90a Dist.4 Troup Co.
Dunson, Walker, 0 poles, 24 blacks, 1800a, Dist.4 Troup Co.
Dunson, Wm. Jr., 1 pole, 2 blacks, 192a, Dist.4 Troup Co.
Dist.701: Duncan, Rhodes, 1 pole, 50a, Dist.5 Troup Co.
Dist.800: Duncan, F.W., 1 pole
1851: Quit copying Dunsons in Dist.697 and Dist.699
Dist.701: Duncan, Rhodes, 1 pole, 50a, Dist.5 Troup Co.
Dist.800: Duncan, F.W., 1 pole
1862: Did not copy Dunsons
Dist.700: Duncan, James Minors, $3,500 amount of money and solvent debts; $3,300 value after deducting $200; no tax shown
Dist.1086: Dunson, T.H., 1 pole, 2 children 6-18, 294a, 16 slaves
Dist.701: Duncan, Rhodes, 1 pole, 200a
Duncan, John, 1 pole
Dist.800: no Duncan
"Reports of cases in law and equity, argued and determined in the Supreme Court of the state of Georgia; including the August term 1860 at Atlanta, the November term 1860 at Milledgeville, the November term 1860 at Athens, and part of the January term 1861 at Savannah" ("Georgia Reports") Vol.31, by Geo. N. Lester, Reporter, pgs.225 to 231, Atlanta, August term 1860 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 12/2003; MAD's extract)
HORTON et al vs. MERCIER et al; Supreme Court of Georgia; 31 Ga. 225; May, 1860, Decided.
In Equity, in Troup Superior Court. Tried before Judge BULL, at the May Term, 1860.
This case came up for a hearing upon the following state of facts, to wit: On the 26th of October, 1850, Jeremiah Horton made and published his will in due form of law.
The first item of the will contains a bequest of certain lands to Frances Horton, the testator's wife, for her own use and benefit during her natural life or widowhood, and at her death, to his son, John H. Horton; also, certain slaves, named, and all other slave property, of which the testator might die possessed, not otherwise disposed of in said will; also, all the stock of every description, not otherwise disposed of in the will, together with a wagon and gear, ox-cart, pleasure carriage, cotton gin, and all other undisposed of items of property, of which the testator might die seized and possessed, to be held and enjoyed by his said wife during her natural life or widowhood, with power to sell any of said property, and invest the proceeds as she might think best for the interest of her and her children.
The second item contains a bequest of certain lands to the testator's sons, Thomas R. Horton and Jeremiah S. Horton, to be equally divided between them, by sale or partition, as they may think fit.
The third item contains a bequest of certain slaves and money to the testator's daughter, Mrs. Eliza A. Duncan, to be secured to her and her children.
The fourth item contains a bequest to the testator's son, Thomas R. Horton, of certain slaves and other property.
The fifth item contains a bequest to the testator's daughter, "Mrs. Rebecca M. Mercier, the following negroes: Hannah, a woman, and her increase; George, a boy; Bill, a boy; and Jim, a boy -- to her and her children, forever, which said negroes have heretofore been delivered to her."
The sixth item contains a bequest of certain negroes and other property to the testator's son, Jeremiah S. Horton.
The seventh item contains a bequest of certain negroes and other property to John H. Horton, a son of the testator.
The eighth item provides, that the property bequeathed to Jeremiah S. Horton and John H. Horton should be retained and managed by the wife of the testator until they arrived at full age, and that, if any of the negroes bequeathed to said sons should die or become disabled before the majority of said sons, it should be made up to them at the death or marriage of their mother, or sooner, if she could spare it.
The ninth item directs: "That, if either of the testator's sons should die during their minority, and without marriage or issue, then their distributive share, or shares, should revert back to his estate, to be held by his wife during her life or widowhood, and at her death to be distributed as directed in the next item."
The tenth item provides, that, should the testator's wife see proper to marry again, she shall, first, be made equal with his children in the distribution of his property, and then the balance in her hands, not otherwise disposed of, to be sold and equally divided between her and the testator's children, and in the event of her death, unmarried, then the said property to be equally divided among all my children, and that the shares, or portions, to which Mrs. Duncan and Mrs. Mercier may become entitled under this clause of the will, shall be secured to them and their children by the executors of the will, who were empowered to make such conveyance in trust or otherwise, as should secure the said shares to the sole and exclusive use and benefit of the said Mrs. Duncan and Mrs. Mercier, and their children, and in the event of the death of either of the testator's said daughters, without issue, then their said distributive shares should revert back to said estate, to be equally distributed amongst the balance of the testator's children.
The eleventh item imposes a forfeiture on any one of the testator's children who refuses to bear his or her equal proportion of the expense of any lawsuit, or judgment, that may come against the estate.
The twelfth item appoints the testator's wife, Frances Horton, executrix, and his two sons, Thomas R. Horton and Jeremiah S. Horton, executors of said will.
After the making of the will, and before the death of the testator, Mrs. Frances Horton and John H. Horton both died -- the said John H. Horton leaving neither wife nor children.
The testator died, leaving the said will in full force, and the same was duly proven and recorded, and the said Jeremiah S. Horton and Thomas R. Horton assumed the execution of said will as executors.
Thomas D. Mercier was duly appointed trustee for his wife, Rebecca M. Mercier, and her children, with notice to, and by consent of, said executors, and, as such trustee, filed his bill in the Superior Court of Troup county, against the said executors, praying that they might be decreed to account and pay over to him the one-fourth part of the proceeds of all the property bequeathed to the said Frances Horton in and by said will, and also the one-fourth part of the proceeds of all the property bequeathed to the said John H. Horton, and also the one-fourth part of all the property not otherwise specifically disposed of by said will.
To this bill the executors filed their answers in the nature of a cross bill, alleging, amongst other things: That, in their opinion, the trust, declared in the tenth item of the will of the testator, attaches in all its terms to the property bequeathed by the fifth item of the will, and they pray in their said answer, that guardians ad litem may be appointed to represent the children of Mrs. Rebecca M. Mercier in said litigation, and that Thomas D. Mercier may be decreed to declare his acceptance of the trust as to all the property mentioned in said will, or that he may be charged therewith by the decree of the Court, and that said executors may be fully instructed as to their duty in executing said will in relation to the question whether or not the property given to Mrs. Mercier by the fifth item of said will, is not subject to the same trust which is declared in and by the tenth item of said will.
Thomas D. Mercier, in answer to the allegations of said answer of the executors, alleges: That the negroes mentioned in the fifth item of the will were given to him and his said wife shortly after their marriage, and before the will was made; he admits that his children are interested in the decree to be pronounced in this case, but says that he has been appointed trustee for them, and is ready to protect their interests.
The answer of Thomas D. Mercier was excepted to by counsel for the executors on several grounds, which need not be stated.
The exceptions were overruled, on the ground that the executors were not entitled, either as such executors, or in their individual character, to the relief prayed for in their answer, and this decision is the error assigned in this case.
By the Court. -- LUMPKIN, J., delivering the opinion. Jeremiah Horton, deceased, bequeathed by his will a considerable estate to his wife and children, and directed, amongst other things, that certain portions of his property, which he specified, should be, by his executors, settled in trust upon his married daughters -- Mrs. Thomas Mercier being one of them. By the consent and co-operation of the executors, Thomas Mercier, the son-in-law, was duly appointed by the Court trustee for his wife and children; and under and by virtue of this appointment, he received from the executors upwards of $1,800, and then filed his bill to recover the balance in their hands of the trust property coming to his wife and children, which the jury have found to amount to $1,100, and more.
The executors, under Stubb's Act, passed December, 1857, (Pamphlet, p. 106), filed their answer in the nature of a cross bill, suggesting that, by the fifth item of his will, Jeremiah Horton had given certain negroes -- then in the possession of Thomas Mercier -- to his wife and children, and alleging that Thomas Mercier was claiming these negroes as his own, by virtue of a gift made by the testator long prior to his death.
The executors insist that the will presents a case of election, and that before Thomas Mercier is permitted to recover the balance of the trust money in their hands, that he shall be compelled, by some writing, to make known that he holds the negroes, already in his possession, as a part of the trust estate of his wife and children. They, further, express an apprehension that, inasmuch as they consented to the appointment of Thomas Mercier as trustee, and paid him over a part of the trust fund; that if it should turn out that the slaves mentioned in the fifth item of the will, belonged to the wife and children, and that they should be wasted, and that they, the executors, took no steps to protect the rights and interests of the children, they would make themselves personally liable.
An answer was put in by Thomas Mercier to the answer of the executors, in the nature of a cross bill, which was excepted to for insufficiency, and upon argument upon the exceptions, the Court held, there was no need for an answer at all, for the reason that the executors had no right to interfere in the matter.
And this, by the way, presents a case for the construction of the Act of 1857, and. for the establishment of the practice under it. The statute does not prescribe what shall be done, provided there be no equity in the case, made by the answer in the nature of a cross bill. Shall it be demurred to? or shall the original complainant, now a quasi defendant, refuse to answer?
Having no respect for forms, myself, I look upon it as quite an immaterial matter. At any rate, we see no reason for overruling the course pursued by our Brother Bull. Like myself, he always looks to the substance of things, disregarding the shadow.
The question presented is: Was this a case of election?
Much authority was on hand to discuss this doctrine of election. No reference, however, was made to McGinnis vs. McGinnis (1 Kelly 496), where this doctrine is fully treated.
Election is of two kinds -- positive and constructive. If two legacies are left in the alternative to the same legatee, he must elect which of the two he will take. He is not allowed to claim both. But there are also cases of constructive election, where the taking of one thing would be inconsistent with the idea of taking another. The Courts look to the intention of the author of the instrument. This intention is supposed to extend to the whole instrument; and that some part of it would be frustrated, if the whole is not carried out. The principle goes further, and holds that, by taking a benefit under the instrument, you affirm the whole, and agree to submit to the burdens which it imposes.
Apply these tests to the case under consideration. Suppose the wife and children of Mercier never get the property attempted to be disposed of by Jeremiah Horton, by the fifth item of his will, his intention is neither marred nor frustrated, as to his general dispository scheme. They still take, in common with all the other children, their equal share or portion of all the property in which a trust was created, there being no trust declared by the will as to the property contained in the fifth item. Had the testator known that Mercier would claim these fifth item negroes as his own, there is no reason to suppose that he could have given any more of his estate to Mercier's family. They are made equal participants with the rest in all the residue of his estate.
And, then, what benefit does Mercier take that should require him to renounce his claim to the fifth item property? None whatever. He was not nominated trustee by the will. Suppose some one else had been appointed -- as anybody else might have been -- what, then, would have become of this question of election? That trustee would have claimed what Mercier is contending for, and Mercier would not have been heard from at all. He would simply have retained possession of the property which he already holds, leaving the trustee to prosecute the rights of his wife and children. He being trustee, does not alter the legal view of the question. In truth, the executors are seeking to make a case of election, not under the will -- where alone it can arise -- but outside of the will, which can not be done.
If the executors feel it to be their duty to attempt to recover the fifth item negroes, either as executors of Jeremiah Horton, or next friend or guardian of the children, let them do so. Suit may be immediately instituted and the remedy at law is fully adequate and complete to try the titles to the fifth item property.
Whereupon, it is considered and adjudged by the Court, that the judgment of the Court below be affirmed.
Chambers Co. AL Deed (FHL film 1,854,664)
11-492: 3 Jan. 1854, John P. Duncan and wife Amy H. Duncan of Troup Co. GA to Wych S. Jackson, for $3,220, N 1/2 Sec.4 T21 R28, 319.98 acres, also SW 1/4 Sec.33 T22 R28 and NE 1/4 Sec.5 T21 R28, all in Chambers Co. AL; wit. B.H. Hill, James M. Hill JP.
Greene Co. GA Deeds (FHL film 158,300)
MM-29 (1st): 15 June 1836, William Duncan of Greene Co. GA to Virgil J. Duncan of Troup Co. GA, $1500, land in Fork of Oconee and Appalachee Rivers where said William Duncan now resides, 366 acres, adj. Matthews, Catching, Jordan & Duncan, and Robertsons; wit. James Miller, Jas. W. Godkin JP.
MM-29 (2nd): 15 June 1836, Wm. Duncan received of Virgil J. Duncan $2500 for 5 negroes, viz, Billy a man about 18, Mary a girl about 12, Christiana Lovenia a girl about 11, Charlotte a woman about 40, and Malinda a girl about 25 years; wit. James Miller, Jas. W. Godkin JP.
MM-30: 15 June 1836, Virgil J. Duncan of Troupe Co. GA to William Duncan of Greene Co. GA, mortgage for notes this date of the 366 acres (see deed MM-29); wit. Thomas W. Grimes, John A. Baugh JP; "note 5 March 1838, satisfied".
Harris Co. GA Deeds (FHL film 327,505)
C-383: 21 Dec. 1837, Daniel D. Duncan of Troup Co. GA to Theron Lancaster of Harris Co. GA, $800, 80 acres of lot 190 (dist. blank).
D-442: 14 Feb. 1844, William (X) Pike, admin. estate of George Duncan decd. of Walton Co. GA, to Joseph Dudley of Merriwether Co. GA, $250, 101-1/4 acres, E 1/2 lot 45 in 3rd Dist. orig. Troup now Harris Co. Wit. Ezekiel Pike, Joseph Hasty, M.B. Moon. Reg. on oath of wit.
Meriwether Co. GA Deed (FHC film 327,700)
B-29: 12 Jan. 1831, Hinton Duncan and Thos. V. Miller of Baldwin Co. GA to David B. Scott of Harris Co. GA, $225, 202-1/2 acres, lot 137 in 2nd Dist. orig. Troup now Meriwether Co. Wit. Laban C. Pool, W.W. Pool JP.
Stewart Co. GA Deeds (FHL film 424,311)
L-293: Stewart Co. GA, 1 Sept. 1842, Nathaniel Duncan (X) of Troup Co. GA appoint Simpson B. Smith of Sumter Co. GA attorney to acknowledge and receive from Jackson Champion of Stewart Co. GA, debts, and make title to said Champion for lot #221 in 31st Dist. originally Lee now Stewart Co. when Jackson pays the purchase price; wit. Edward Crosby, John M. Shavis JP.
L-302: Sumter Co. GA, 22 Feb. 1843, Nathan Duncan of Troup Co. GA to Jackson Champion of Stewart Co. GA, $1000, lot #221 in 31st Dist. originally Lee now Stewart Co.; wit. William Bray, Wm. M. Duke.
Taylor Co. GA Deeds (SLC 6/10/2008)
B-87: 29 Oct. 1856, Robert M. Jennings of Troup Co. GA to Edmund Duncan trustee &c of Heard Co. GA, for $250, lot 127 in 14th Dist. originally Muscogee but now Taylor Co., 202 acres, to Edmund Duncan and his wife Annie for their lives, not subject to their debts, and to Annie if she survives her husband, then to be inherited by their children Joseph and Mary Jane, making a trustee of Edmund for the land, in exchange for a lot of land of 40 acres where Duncan now lives in Heard Co., where the title is the same. Edmund as trustee for his children. Wit. Thomas Buttrill, M.L. Culberson JP. (FHL film 321,110)
"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)
3:876: 35th Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern VA; Co.D, Heard & Troup Cos. GA: Edward Y. Duncan, Private, Sept. 23, 1861. Died at Evansport, VA, Dec. 11, 1861.
4:459: 41st Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee; Co.E, Troup Light Guards, Troup Co. GA: Jacob Duncan, Private, March 4, 1862; surrendered at Greensboro, NC, April 26, 1865.
4:459: James E. Duncan, Private, March 4, 1862; died at Lauderdale Springs, MS, April 12, 1862.
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, Jacob. Application 27 July 1907, by Jacob (X) Duncan, Chambers Co. AL; enlisted at LaGrange, GA, March 1862 in Co.E (Capt. Cartright) 41st GA Regt. until close of war, paroled at Greensboro, NC, about April 24, 1865, slightly wounded at Dalton, GA, in April 1863, now age 63; citizen of Langdale, Chambers Co. AL, 23 years; witness Levoy? M. Harris, E.F. Lanier. Appl. 27 June 1917, Jacob (X) Duncan, born Troup Co. GA, over age 70; witness R.N. Chappell (x) who knew him 30 years.
DUNCAN, Jacob, Chambers Co. AL, Private Co.C, 41st GA. Schedule of property 10 June 1908. Application 10 June 1908, Chambers Co. AL, Jacob (X) Duncan, Private in Co.C, 41st GA Reg., enlisted 4 March 1862 at LaGrange, GA, discharged 10 March 1865, old age and infirmaty, now age 64, P.O. Langdale, AL; witness E.F. Lanier.
AL Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865, cards in AL State Archives; Driver to Elich (FHL film 1,462,918)
MAD: most items were small typed cards, 3x5; some items were very blurred in the filming and were double images and hard to read. Cards had name and rank in upper left corner, service unit usually in upper right corner, notation if Home Guard, details from source were given in center of card, and the "Authority" as the last line on the card. The service record from the Historical Record Roll frequently listed several engagements he served in, dates wounded, absent, present, etc., and I usually did not copy all the details.
Duncan, Jacob, Private, Co.E, 41st GA Regt. Enlisted at LaGrange, Troup Co. GA, March 4, 1862, and served until he was paroled at the close of the war about April 16, 1865, at Greensboro, NC. Born Nov. 13, 1844, Troup Co. GA. Address 1921: Langdale [Chambers Co.], AL. Authority: 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers.
Duncan, Jake, Pension 25554, Private Co.E, 41st of GA, Enlisted March 4, 1862, at Talmage [Pickens Co.], GA, died March 10, 1865, wounded at Dalton, GA; witness E.F. Sanier, L.M. Harris.
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