Duncans in Livingston Par. LA


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

Last revised November 8, 2006

Formed 1832 from St. Helena
Tangipahoa formed 1869 from Livingston, St. Tammany, Washington


1840 Livingston Par. LA Census
Pg.296  Robert Duncan      0200,201  -  1112

1850 Livingston Par. LA Census (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
Taken 7/29/1850
Pg.338, #32, Geo. W. WATTERSTON 35 Wash. DC lawyer $35,000
                  Rebecca 26 LA $14,000
                  Geo. 6, Charles 3, David 1 LA
                  Robert DUNCAN 17 LA
Pg.344, #143, Catherine DUNHAN 50 LA (blank) $3,525
                  Wm. 21, Ruben 19, Lucy (f) 12 LA
                  (MAD: definitely Ruben, Lucy)
Pg.357, #332, Levina LITTMAN 57 LA (blank) $1,250
                  Wm. 18 LA clerk, Nancy 12, Fernby 9 LA
                  Martha DUNCAN 22 LA
Pg.363, #427, H. DUNCAN (m) 24 LA Supt. Public School $1500
                  Wm. 16 LA

1860 Livingston Par. LA Census
P.O. Springfield
Pg.214, #120, Robt. DUNCAN 28 LA (blank)
                  Arizona (f) 22 LA
                  Emma 7, Ella 3 LA
                  Louisa 41 LA
                  (MAD: definitely "Robt." and not Reuben, definitely Louisa and not Lucy; 1870 Tangipahoa Par. LA census)
Pg.266, #619?, Wm. DUNCAN 25 LA (alone)
                  (between Settoon and Yokum families)
                  (MAD: 1870 Tangipahoa Par. LA census; perhaps the Judge William Duncan who d. Dec. 12 (no year) of apoplexy in Amite, Tangipahoa Par. LA, b. Livingston Par. LA 1834, mar. 1863 to Martha R. Kinchf(?), elected judge in 1876; from Scrapbooks of Mrs. Z. Taylor Davis pub. on pg.149 of "LA Gen. Register" Vol.20, 1973)


Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records; St.Helena, St.Helena Par. LA, Land Office, Act/Treaty of April 24, 1820, Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries (Internet address as of 6/3/2001)
      Name, Acres, Date land document signed, County/Parish
      Duncan, Robert, 342.9a, Sep 02 1839, CANCELLED, Livingston
      Duncan, Robert, 39.15a, Sep 02 1839, CANCELLED, Livingston
      Duncan, Robert, 39.58a, Sep 02 1839, CANCELLED, Tangipahoa
      Duncan, Robert, 66a, Sep 02 1839, Livingston
      Duncan, Robert, 80.16a, Sep 02 1839, CANCELLED, Livingston
      Duncan, Robert & Staples, Solomon G., 160a, Dec 11 1858, Tangipahoa
      Duncan, Robert, 316.21a, June 20 1870, Tangipahoa

Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records; Greensburg, St.Helena Par. LA, Land Office, Act/Treaty of April 24, 1820, Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries (Internet address as of 6/3/2001)
      Name, Acres, Date land document signed, County/Parish
      Duncan, Margaret J., 121.38a, Jun 01 1860, Tangipahoa (MAD: 1850 Orleans Par. LA census)
      Duncan, Margarett J., 79.72a, Jul 01 1859, Tangipahoa
      Duncan, Robert, 205.2a, Aug 01 1853, E.Baton Rouge & E.Feliciana (MAD: ? 1860 Livingston Par. LA census)


"Louisiana Annual Reports; Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana for the Year 1866" by S.F. Glenn; Vol.18, pgs.157 to 158 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 2/2004)
      Succession of REBECCA BOOKTER; Supreme Court of Louisiana, New Orleans; 18 La. Ann. 157; February, 1866, Decided.
      APPEAL from the District Court of Parish of Livingston, Martin, J.
      D. N. Hennen, for Watterston. H. Duncan, for defendant and appellant.
      [opinion] HYMAN, C. J. A family meeting was convoked, as authorized by the fourth section of the act entitled "An act relative to minors," approved March 15th, 1855, to nominate a tutor (who should not be required to give security), for the minors, George Charles, David and Bernard Watterston, alleged to be the heirs of George W. Watterston and Rebecca Bookter, deceased.
      It was convoked, because D. A. Watterston, formerly their tutor, had permanently left the State, and no one would take upon himself the tutorship of the minors, and give security.
      The family meeting recommended that William Duncan should be appointed tutor of the minors.
      D. A. Watterston opposed the homologation of the proceedings of the family meeting, on the grounds that they were illegal and premature, as he was yet the tutor of the minors, and no judgment had been rendered removing him from the tutorship; that Duncan was not suitable for the tutorship, that no security was required of him, and that security should be required.
      In his, Watterston's opposition, he admitted that he resided in the District of Columbia.
      The Judge sustained the opposition of Watterston, and ordered suit to be instituted to remove him from the tutorship.
      Duncan has appealed from this judgment of the Court.
      The first ground of opposition would have been valid, as no judgment had been rendered against Watterston removing him from the tutorship, if it were not true that he had permanently removed from the State of Louisiana.
      By his leaving the State and by his making his residence in the District of Columbia, he ceased to be tutor of the minors as much so as if he had ceased to exist.
      There was no need of judgment removing him from the tutorship.
      When such facts became known, it was the duty of the Judge to appoint another tutor in his stead.
      No evidence was introduced showing that Duncan was incapable or unsuitable for the tutorship, or that any one would become tutor for the minors, and give security.
      It is ordered, adjudged and decreed that the judgment of the lower Court be avoided and reversed, and it is further ordered, adjudged and decreed, that the proceedings of the family meeting be confirmed and homologated.
      Opponent to pay costs of opposition, and of appeal.


Livingston Par. LA Records (from Jim Perrin, Historian of Ponchatoula, LA, 11/2005)
      Henry Duncan died on or about 2 Nov. 1862 in Livingston Parish. His brother William Duncan was the administrator of Henry's succession {Tangipahoa Parish Succession File No. 141}. An inventory was ordered, and notice of Henry's succession was posted in The Livingston Reporter, a local paper, whose copies are no longer extant. The inventory dated 19 Nov. 1862 included two town lots in Ponchatoula, owned jointly with Joseph Duncan (who is unknown to me), notes owed to Henry from other Ponchatoula area residents, and a "lot" of law books. No other Henry Duncan is in the records in this area after 1862.
      JMP 10/22/2005: [T]he court case involving the Duncans and the Watterston heirs. Henry and William Duncan were both attorneys and I am assuming they both "read law" with George W. Watterston of the Springfield, LA, area. Robert was listed with Mr. Watterston on the 1860 census and having served as a Justice of the Peace and public official, he probably leaned something of the law from Judge Watterston as well. Mr. Watterston died in Feb. 1860 was a judge and state representative. William Duncan was serving as the tutor of Bernard Watterson before Watterston was emancipated 28 Aug. 1866 in Tangipahoa Parish.

St. Helena and Livingston Par. LA Records (from Jim Perrin, Historian of Ponchatoula, LA, 11/2005 from his research in 1985)
      Succession record for a Duncan family that owned property in Montpelier, St. Helena Parish. Margaret Stinson, "late of Livingston Parish," died prior to 10 Jan. 1840 when her husband Robert Duncan, asked for an inventory to be conducted for his late wife. The inventory indicated that Margaret owned a house and several lots in Montpelier and several hundred acres of land on the line of New Orleans and Nashville Railroad {Note this railroad was never built as the company failed following the Panic of 1837. The New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad which was constructed in the same area in present day Tangipahoa Parish in the early 1850's followed the same route as the New Orleans and Nashville RR}.
      (JMP: Other documents concerning this family)
      In January 1827, Robert Duncan and his wife Margaret Duncan of St. Helena Parish sold a slave to James Harris, tutor for Micajah and William Harris.
      This is probably the same Robert Duncan who was called to attend a family meeting in St. Helena Parish, Nov. 1833 concerning the minor heirs of Mathew Killian.
      Robert Duncan was listed as a land holder in a deed record in Dec. 1837 in what was then Livingston Parish, even earlier St. Helena Parish, but now Tangipahoa Parish.
      The Robert Duncan family appears on the Livingston Parish census of 1840. Judging from the names listed next to Robert Duncan on the schedule with whom I am familiar, this appears to be the neighborhood of Springfield-west Ponchatoula. (JMP: Robert Duncan, the widower of Margaret Stinson Duncan, who died in Jan. 1840)
      A Robert Duncan witness a land sale in the Livingston parish area that later became Tangipahoa Parish in June 1847.
      The Baton Rouge Gazette of 14 Oct. 1848, page 2, has an article about the burning and sinking of the steamboat "Piney Woods" enroute from Springfield to New Orleans on 13 Oct. 1848. Among those lost in the fire and sinking was "Mr. Duncan, merchant of Springfield, was picked up drowned."
      This may well have been Robert Duncan, widower of Margaret Stinson, who does not appear in any records in this area post 1848, of which I am aware. If this Mr. Duncan left any succession records in the Livingston Parish courthouse, they were destroyed with the burning of the courthouse in 1875.


St. Helena Par. LA Notarial Records, 1834-1841 (FHL film 1,412,750, Item 5; not indexed, following from page-by-page)
      Pg.73-74: 21 Jan. 1837, appeared before Henry P. Womack, Notary Public; Robert Duncan of St.Helena Par. LA to John Killian of same, the undivided half of land acquired by Duncan by purchase of the United States:
      Southeast quarter of NE 1/4 of Sec.11 of Twp.8 South of Range 4 East, containing 39 & 95/100 acres, having certificate #436;
      the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.31 T5S R8E, containing 39 & 58/100 acres, having certificate #467;
      Lot #3 of Sec.13 Twp.7S R6E, containing 76 acres, having certificate #468;
      and E 1/2 Sec.31 T5S R8E containing 316 & 20/100 acres having certificate #829,
      lying and being in the Parish of Livingston; warranty title to above; entry of land for $288.58. /s/ Mrs. Margaret (X) Duncan, wife of Robert Duncan; Robert Duncan, John Killian. Attest: David D. Hunter, Micajah Harris.
      Pg.101-102: Appeared before Henry P. Womack; Mrs. Margaret Duncan, wife of Robert Duncan, and her husband Robert Duncan; she appoints her husband as her attorney to transfer all lands purchased from United States by her husband from 1 Oct. 1836, to wit:
      Lots 1 & 2 of Sec.7 Twp.3 R7 containing 160.64 acres;
      E 1/2 Sec.8 T5S R7E;
      Lots 1 & 5 of Sec.5 T2S R7E;
      Lot 3 Sec.28 & lot 1 Sec.29 T1S R7E;
      E 1/2 NW 1/4 and W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.31 T6S R8E;
      E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.25 T6S 7R3;
      W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.36 T6S R7E;
      W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.7 T7S R8E;
      W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 T7S R8E;
      11 March 1837. /s/ Margaret (X) Duncan, Robert Duncan; Attest: John Killian, John Holloway.

St. Helena and Tangipahoa Par. LA Records (from Jim Perrin, Historian of Ponchatoula, LA, 11/2005 from his trip to Amite courthouse, Tangipahoa Par. LA; St. Helena Parish records that were transferred to Tangipahoa Parish when that area of St. Helena Parish became Tangipahoa in 1869)
      Robert Duncan of St. Helena Parish sold to John Killian, land in Livingston Parish. His wife Margaret agreed to the sale and signed with her X. [25 June 1837] {Tangipahoa Parish Records, St. Helena Book 1, pp. 400-403}
      The case of the heirs of Robert Duncan vs. S. G. Staples is briefly discussed. Land belonging to the heirs was sold to Amos Kent. The heirs were not named in this records. [6 July 1858] {Tangipahoa Parish Records, St. Helena Book 3, pp. 367-368} If I can find the file of records concerning this case on my next visit to Greensburg it certainly should list the heirs and solve this little mystery.
      William Duncan of St. Helena Parish and Robert Duncan of Livingston Parish, sell an undivided 2/3 interest in one half interest in a tract of 66 acres. The vendors acquired this land from their deceased father's estate {the name of the father not mentioned here}. Sold for $25 cash and 17,500 feet of lumber. [22 Feb. 1868] Tangipahoa Parish Records, St. Helena Book 4, p. 596}
      Robert Duncan acting as the agent of Henry Duncan sells an undivided 1/5 of a 2/13 interest in 1,180 acres of land in St. Helena Parish. [23 July 1845] {Filed in Tangipahoa Parish, 27 Aug. 1902, Tangipahoa Parish COB 36, pp. 394-395} The fractional parts are important clues in this seach. The 1/5 share I believe means that there were five living children from the marriage of Robert and Margaret Duncan at the time of his/her death. I do not know about the 2/13 share, JMP.
      Margaret Duncan wife of Robert Duncan of St. Helena Parish and assisted by her husband was the executor for the estate of Alexander Bookter, Sr. {the founder of Springfield, LA, previously called Bookter's Landing, JMP}. [1 Nov. 1828] {Filed in Tangipahoa Parish, 29 Oct. 1902, COB 36, pp. 684-686} (MAD: modified by JMP 11/18/2005)
      Margaret Duncan wife of Robert Duncan and assisted by her husband and tutrix of the minor children Rebecca and St. Helena Bookter makes an agreement with Isaac T. Preston. Witnessed by John Killian and Alexander Bookter {Alexander Bookter, Jr., JMP} [27 Oct. 1831] {Tangipahoa Parish COB 36, pp. 694-695}
      JMP: Judging from these and other records Margaret seems to have been married to the widowed and much older Alexander Bookter, Sr., who had been previously married to Mary Dawkins. Margaret later married Robert Duncan.

Tangipahoa Par. LA Records (extracts from Jim Perrin, Historian of Ponchatoula, LA, 10/2005)
      There was a Robert DUNCAN listed in the 1860 census in the area that was Ponchatoula, ... in Livingston Parish [LA], [who] married Arizona TURNAGE (b. ca. 1838 in Livingston Parish, dau. of Thomas TURNAGE and Mary BEAVERS), d. 16 Jan. 1917 in Ponchatoula, buried in Wetmore Cemetery just west of Ponchatoula. They had several children: Emma, b. ca. 1853, m. Robert J. ARNOLD; Ella Olivia (1858-1943), m. Edwin Rusha WELLS; Louisa "Lou", b. 5 June 1860 at Springfield, d. 5 Feb. 1931 at Ponchatoula, buried in Wetmore Cem.; William, b. ca. 1862, d. Jan. 1950; Robert, Jr., b. ca. 1867; Thomas A., b. ca. 1869, alive in Jan. 1950; Anna, b. ca. 1871, living in Jan. 1950, m. Octave S. BROUSSARD; and May L. DUNCAN, b. ca. 1875, d. 20 Dec. 1902, buried in Wetmore Cem., m. Charles W. SIMMS. There is a Louisa DUNCAN listed with this Robert DUNCAN family on the 1860 census, age 41.
      This Robert DUNCAN is believed to be the same Robert DUNCAN who is listed on the 1850 census in Livingston Parish living with attorney George W. WATTERSTON.
      Robert DUNCAN served as a constable in the Ponchatoula area in 1857, Justice of the Peace in 1868, alderman of the town of Ponchatoula 1872-1873, & 1882.
      Robert DUNCAN apparently had siblings Henry DUNCAN, b. ca. 1826, d. 2 Nov. 1862. Henry and his brother Robert DUNCAN purchased land in the new town of Ponchatoula in 1857. Henry DUNCAN was a young attorney and was elected as the first mayor of Ponchatoula in 1861, but apparently resigned a few weeks later to enter the Confederate Army. He was dischanged from the army because of sickness 28 Aug. 1861. Henry's brother William DUNCAN was the administrator of Henry's estate, which included a lot in the town of Ponchatoula jointly owned by Henry and Joseph DUNCAN.
      William DUNCAN was born about 1834 according to census records {which is much after Thomas A. DUNCAN's death}, and was living with his brother Henry DUNCAN when the 1850 census was conducted in Livingston Parish. William also served in the Confederate Army. William married 3 June 1863 in Livingston Parish to Martha R. KINCHEN and they had four children. William was also an attorney and he moved a bit north in Tangipahoa Parish after the war and lived in Amite, LA. He died between 1880 and 1899.
      There also seems to be a Mary Louise DUNCAN in this family, who was born 12 Aug. 1829 at Springfield, and married a Mr. SUMMERS. She died 26 Feb. 1900 in New Orleans. This is probably the Louisa listed on the 1860 with the Robert DUNCAN family. In Dec. 1899, Robert DUNCAN, Sr. of Tangipahoa Parish and Louisa SUMMERS, widow, of New Orleans, stated that they were the sole surviving brother and sister of William DUNCAN, deceased of Tangipahoa Parish, late husband of Mrs. Martha DUNCAN of Amite. [Tangipahoa COB 32, p. 562] (MAD: see 1880 Orleans Par. LA census)

Tangipahoa Par. LA Records (extracts from Jim Perrin, Historian of Ponchatoula, LA, 10/2005)
      On 31 May 1856 Mrs. Margaret STATHART of New Orleans, Widow of Thomas A. DUNCAN, appointed Robert T. DUNCAN to be her attorney. [Tangipahoa Conveyance Ordinance Book Livingston 1, p. 327. Note: Tangipahoa Parish was formed from Livingston and three other nearby parishes in 1869]
      Margaret Jane Stathart Duncan, of New Orleans widow of Thomas A. Duncan, appointed Robert T. Duncan to represent her in the purchase of two tracts of land totaling about 161 acres in Section 31, Township six south, Range eight east in June 1856. Margaret then "of Livingston Parish" {the Ponchatoula area} sold 121 acres of this land to Cornelia Speake of New Orleans on credit at a considerable profit in June 1860. (from Jim Perrin 10/21/2005)
      Mrs. Margaret Jane DUNCAN of Livingston Parish, widow of Thomas A. DUNCAN, sold to Cornelia SPEAKE of New Orleans, 121 & 38/100 acres in T6S, R8E with all buildings and improvements for $3,500 on 30 June 1860. [Tangipahoa COB 2, p. 290]
      With very neat penmanship, Margaret made out her will 1 March 1860 at Ponchatoula writing on a small piece of paper and folded into a small envelope. In the will she left 1/3 of her property to her daughter Ella D. STEWART, 1/3 to her son Robert T. DUNCAN, and 1/3 to her grandson Tom Duncan STEWART. Her daughter Ella was named to be the executrix. In the will Margaret said it was her intention to sell her city property, her property "on Ponchatoula," and to purchase a plantation on the Red River or elsewhere, "if I should be called away before my plans are matured, if agreeable to my daughter and son, I wish them to carry out the same." The will was presented in court in Springfield, Livingston Parish on 28 Jan. 1861. On the same day the will was presented Ella DUNCAN STEWART, widow of James D. STEWART, of Livingston Parish, requested that an inventory of her mother's property be conducted. Ella said her mother had died 6 Jan. 1861 in New Orleans. The inventory listed three tracts of land of about eighty acres each in the area just northeast of Ponchatoula, 27 slaves, horses, a wagon, carriage, mules, etc. Also a mortgage against Cornelia SPEAKE, and notes against E. A. TYLER of New Orleans. The total value of the inventory was $31,292.64, a sizeable sum in those days, although most of it was in slaves which was soon lost in the course of the war. [Tangipahoa Parish Succession Record, File No. 121-A]
      There is no mention of any other DUNCAN in the succession record.

Bienville Par. LA Conveyance Ordinance Book (extract from Jim Perrin, Historian of Ponchatoula, LA, 11/2005 from his trip to the Amite, Tangipahoa Par. LA, courthouse)
      Conveyance Ordinance Book 53, pp. 667-668: T. D. Stewart of Bienville Parish sells to Mrs. Ella D. Stewart, widow, also of Bienville Parish, all of his interest in land in Section 31, Township six south, Range eight east with all improvements thereon, for the sum of $1 and other valuable considerations. {JMP: This land is northeast of Ponchatoula and was part of the land left by Margaret S. Duncan to her grandson Tom D. Stewart in her will of 1860} Signed at Arcadia, Bienville Parish, LA, 22 July 1908, and recorded shortly thereafter in Tangipahoa Parish.
      The next page {p. 668}. Tom D. Stewart stated that he is a son of Mrs. Ella D. Stewart and a nephew of Robert T. Duncan, deceased. Robert T. Duncan was the son of Mrs. Margaret J. Duncan, late of Livingston Parish, who died in 1861. In her will, Mrs. Ella D. Stewart, Robert T. Duncan, and T. D. Stewart were named to share equally in her property. "Robert T. Duncan was never married but died without issue in the year 1869." My mother Ella D. Stewart was the sister and only heir of Robert T. Duncan and through him became the owner of all his interest in the estate of Margaret J. Duncan.


"Louisiana Genealogical Register" Vol.18 #3 1971, and Vol.19 #1 and #3, 1972 (FHL book 976.3 B2gr, and from Evelyn Sigler 12/1984). Some of the same or similar records were included in "LA Misc. Records," 1971, by DAR (FHL film 893,747, item 2)
      Livingston Parish, LA, Court Records, taken from books at Tangipahoa Parish. "Livingston Parish LA was created from St.Helena Parish in 1832 and a section of Livingston Parish was given to the Parish of Tangipahoa when the latter parish was created in 1869. Fortuitously, someone, probably the Clerk of Court, of the newly created Tangipahoa Parish, sent a scribe to Livingston Parish and copied some of the documents dealing with land transactions, said land now being included in the Parish of Tangipahoa. The Courthouse of Livingston Parish was destroyed by fire in 1870 and the original records were lost."
      MAD: Some of these copied records were submitted to the periodical by Mrs. John T. Watkins, Hammond, LA. These included deeds from "Book No. 1 & 2 Combined" and from "Book 3"
      MAD: The deeds included in Book 1&2 an 1843 deed on pg.274 from G.W. Wallerston and wife Rebecca Booker to Robert Rhinds witnessed by H. Duncan (V.19#1 pg.57) and an 1844 deed on pg.161 from James H. Harvey & wife Elizabeth Kendrick to Thomas Roddy witnessed by Henry Duncan (V.18#3 pg.278).
            An 1856 deed on pg.324 from William Tucker and wife Mary Ann Shilling to Mrs. Margaret Jane Duncan, widow of Thomas Duncan. (MAD: Thomas A. Duncan mar. Margaret Jane Stoddard or Stothart 1/24/1822 Davidson Co. TN; she in 1850 New Orleans, LA census.) An 1856 deed on pg.327 from Mrs. M. Duncan to Robert T. Duncan. (MAD: These documents were listed as Book 1&2 in the periodical, but as Book 1 by the DAR on pg.252)
            An 1857 deed on pg.500 from Wm. Ackers to Henry and Robert Duncan. (V.19#3 pg.212) and in Book 3, an 1862 deed on pg.288 from Henry Duncan to Hanson Johnson. (V.19#3 pg.218, and pg.263 of the DAR booklet where it was listed as Book 2&3) (MAD: Henry Duncan, age 26, born LA, a lawyer, enlisted in Civil War in June 1861 in Livingston Parish, discharged on surgeon's certificate Aug. 1861; he was listed as a lawyer in 1859 in Springfield, Livingston Parish LA, in "US Law Register & Official Directory", pg.309-312 in Dec. 1986 issue of "LA Genealogical Register"; cannot identify him on the 1860 census)


"Records of LA Confederate Soldiers and LA Confederate Commands" by Andrew B. Booth, 1920, Vol.2, B-G (FHL film 1,305,384 and 1,685,400; also from Evelyn Sigler 3/1985, and pgs.712-714 from Florence Dyess 1987 & 1990)
      Duncan, Henry, Pvt. Co. K, 7th LA Inf. Enlisted June 7, 1861, Camp Moore, LA. June 1861, Absent, sick. Roll July and Aug. 1861. Discharged on Aug. 28. Report of sick and wounded for Aug. 1861, Camp Bienville. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate, Aug. 28. Born in LA, occupation lawyer, age 26, single, Res. Livingston, LA.
      Duncan, Robert T., Jr. 2nd Lt. Co. A, 12th LA Inf. Enlisted March 1, 1862, Coushatta [Red River Par.], LA. Present on all Rolls to April, 1862. Roll for May and June 1862, Present. Promoted Jr. 2nd Lt. June 28, 1862. Rolls from July 1862 to April 1863, Present. Roll for May and June 1863, Absent without leave since May 16, 1863; now at Vicksburg. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured and paroled at Vicksburg, MS, July 4, 1863. Rolls from July 1863 to Dec. 1863, Absent without leave since May 16, 1863; now at Vicksburg. Rolls from May to Aug. 1864, Absent. Paroled at Vicksburg, MS, July 4, 1863: is now at home in Louisiana. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Nashville, TN, Dec. 16, 1864. Recd. at Military Prison, Louisville, KY, Dec. 19, 1864. Transfd. to Johnson's Island, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1864. Released on Oath of Allegiance to US, June 16, 1865, from Johnson's Island. Age 34 years, hair dark, eyes dark, height 5 ft. 10 in., Res. Springville [Livingston Par.], LA. (MAD: ? son of Thomas A. Duncan & Margaret Stoddard)


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