Duncans in Lafayette Co. MS


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

Last revised August 8, 2008

Formed 1836 from Chickasaw Cession
Calhoun formed 1852 from Lafayette, Yalobusha


1840 Lafayette Co. MS Census
Pg.165  A. Duncan      0000,0001  - 0000,0001
          (MAD: ? Abram? in ? 1850 Marshall Co. MS census)
        D. Duncan      1000,01    - 0000,1   (next to A.)
          (MAD: ? "Dickerson" (Richard) Duncan in ? 1850
            Marshall Co. MS census)

1850 Lafayette Co. MS Census
Pg.238, #184, Thos. P. DUNN 31 NC farmer $0
                  Ellender 17 TN
                  (not mar. in year)
                  (MAD: one Thomas Dunn mar. Eliz. Duncan 3/14/1850, named in Probate Court Packet #674, on pg.85, "Lafayette Co. MS Probate Court Records 1836-1858" by Catherine E. (Mrs. G.L.) Eatman and Earl A. Truett, FHL book 976.283 P2e; from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
Pg.286, #857, Asaac A. DUNCAN 40 TN merchant $0
                  Isabella L. 35 TN
                  Mary J. 13, Jas. H. 10 TN
                  William E. 8 TN
                  Margaret H. 6, Laurilla J. (f) 1 MS
                  Geo. W. BARTON 19 SC clerk
                  (MAD: Isaac "C." Duncan mar. Isabella Craig 4/14/1836 Maury Co. TN; 1840 Maury Co. TN census; 1860 Calhoun Co. MS census; Isaac A. Duncan, b. 4/8/1810, d. 5/31/1885, bur. in Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Lafayette Co. MS; from Vol.2, "Lafayette Co. MS Cemetery Records" by Skipwith Historical and Genealogical Society, FHL book 976.283 V3L, from Evelyn Sigler 1989)

1860 Lafayette Co. MS Census
Pg.202, #1319, Joe ABLE 40 VA tailor $6000-$5000
                  Martha 32 TN, children, other tailors
                  Jas. DUNCAN 23 MS clerk
Pg.232, #1498, J. DUNCAN (DANCAN?) 32 GA farmer $1600-$1000
                  Mary 32 GA
                  Sarah 5, Benjn. 12, Narcissa 10 MS
                  Susan 3, Martha 7/12 MS
                  (MAD: John Duncan mar. Mary J. Gilmore 6/4/1854; John 32 in 1850 Pontotoc Co. MS census with John Duncan Sr.)

1870 Lafayette Co. MS Census
Part of Twp.8, P.O. Lafayette Springs
Pg.490, #113-113, DUNCAN, M.J. (f) 42 GA (white) farming $1000-$300
                  Missouri (f) 19 MS at home
                  S.A. (f) 13 MS at home
                  Susan 11, Martha 9, John 8 MS
Twp.9, P.O. Oxford
Pg.530, #13-13, DUNCAN, J.H. (m) 27 TN (white) farmer & mar. $1200-$1500
                  M.F. (f) 23 MS keeping house
                  (no children)
Part of Twp.9, P.O. Yockny Depot
Pg.576, #366-366, DUNCAN, Isaac 60 TN (white) farmer $960-$800
                  L.J. (f) 20 MS at home
                  A.D. (f) 18 MS at home
                  R.E. (m) 16 MS at home


Lafayette Co. MS Will Record Vol.1, 1843-1918 (FHL film 893,622 item 2; SLC 6/21/2008)
      1-343 (Packet #2135), Isaac A. Duncan, proved 6/8/1885 - have abstract, want complete copy; did he have other children already provided for? - Will Records, 1843-1918 (FHL film 893,622)
      1-343: Last Will and Testament of Isaac A. Duncan decd. Char? Creek, Lafayette Co. MS, in the year of our Lord 1881 Feb. 3. I, Isaac A. Duncan of afsd, knowing the uncertainty of life and feeling fully in my mind and competent to make my last will and testament; to my son Richard Edgar Duncan for love and for his labor and care for me for the last five years, during which time I been so much by rheumatism affected that I was not able to attend to the cultivation of my farm and all the trouble and labor necessary for my support devolved upon said sun thereby preventing him from receiving such an education as he should have had, now I give and bequeath as before said all my right and title both in law and equity I have to the West half section of land on which I reside, to wit: Sec.28 Twp.8 Range 4W, lying and being in said county & state afsd, to said Richard Edgar Duncan and his heirs and assigns forever, the said half section being the N 1/2 Sec.28 Twp.8 Range 4W and all apurtenances attached to the same. And I further appoint said Richard Edgar Duncan my sole exec. of this my last will and testament and do not require him to give security for I am satisfied that he is honest and capable. I also will and bequeath to son Richard Edgar Duncan and my daughter Margaret Price, Lewaella J. McCullough and Allice Dale Buford and their heirs and assigns all my title and interest to lands in Louisiana jointly with A.B. Hudson of Lafayette Co. MS, towit, Sec.21 Sec.22 Twp.15 Range 9, E 1/2 Sec.21 Twp.16 Raane 9, all in Bienville Parish I think and I authorize said executor Richard Edgar Duncan to make all deeds to said lands or any other lands I may have in the State of Louisiana as legal and full as if I could myself if living and to sell the same and when payment is made to divide the proceeds equally between himself and my said daughters named or to settle on the lands and divide the same in four shares equally as near as may be, the papers & deeds is now in the hands of J.A.W. Loury attorney of Bellview Bosier Parish Louisiana and is to half the lands or proceeds of the said Louisiana lands for attending to the said lands & redeeming the same if need be and I appoint my said son and my executor my agent to sell said lands and make titles to the named heirs or others ... and I will that all my personal property and effects be sold on a credit of twelve months or for cash as my executor may think best and after paying for my funeral and burial expenses ... and my just debts, divide the proceeds of my said personal between my said daughter (sic) and himself. ... 14 June 1881, /s/ Isaac A. Duncan. Wit. W.E. Andrews, J.M. Plant, J.W. McLeod. Proved June 8, 1885.

"Lafayette Co. MS Will Abstracts 1836-1898" by Joan Goar Bratton and Juanita R. Harwell (FHL book 976.283 P2b; from Evelyn Sigler 1984)
      This book includes on pg.14 the will recorded in Will Book 1, pg.32-34, Packet #420, of David Craig of Lafayette Co. MS dated 30 Aug. 1849, which names among other heirs a daughter Isabella L. Duncan. Probate Packet #420 was abstracted and published in "Lafayette Co. MS Probate Court Records 1836-1858" by Catherine E. (Mrs. G.L.) Eatman and Earl A. Truett (FHL book 976.283 P2e; from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      It also includes on pg.51 the will recorded in Will Book 1, pg.257-260, of Jessee C. Carothers of Oakville Place, TN, dated 10 May 1875, probated June term 1875 in Shelby Co. TN, which mentions land in Panola Co. and in Lafayette Co. MS, and among other heirs, names niece Fredonia Duncan.
      It also includes on pg.64 the will recorded in Will Book 1, pg.343-344, Packet #2135, of Isaac A. Duncan of Clear Creek, Lafayette Co. MS, dated 3 Feb. 1881, proved 8 June 1885, naming his son Richard Edgar and daus. Margaret Price, Leuwella J. McCullough and Allice Dale Buford, and land in Bienville Par. LA, among other items.


Lafayette Co. MS Deed Index 1836-1873 (FHL film 893,598)
      E-81: Duncan, Jno. to A. Moreland
      E-118: Duncan, Jno. from J. Tayler
      E-576: Duncan, J.L. from J.J. Craig
      E-624: Duncan, J.L. to F.F. Robinsen
      Next deed in Book G, 1852-54, not copied

Lafayette Co. MS Deeds (FHL film 893,601)
      E-81: 25 Oct. 1847, John Duncan of Pontotoc Co. MS to Ambrose Moreland of Lafayette Co. MS, $400, NE 1/4 Sec.16 T10 R1W, 160 acres. No wife. Wit. E.C. Bell, Hinton H. Vrek?.
            (MAD: one John Duncan had patents for land in Sec.16 on 6/1/1837, 6/9/1845, and 6/1/1847; one Henry Duncan had a patent for land in Sec.21, on 11/28/1843, range and township not given; from pgs.19 and 39, "Lafayette Co. MS Original Land Grants - Patent Record 1836-1844" by Earl A. Truett, 1985, Memphis Public Library book 929.3625 L161T9, from Evelyn Sigler 1987)
      E-118: 19 Oct. 1844, Swepson Taylor of Itawamba Co. MS to John Duncan of Lafayette Co., $200, 20 acres in SE corner of NE 1/4 and 20 acres in NE corner of SE 1/4, Sec. 17 T10 R1W. Also /s/ Elizabeth M. Taylor. No wit.
      E-576: 7 Jan. 1850; Whereas David Craig recd. of Isabella L. Craig $100 on 13 Apr. 1846 and executed obligation to make title to SE 1/4 Sec. 15 Twp 11 R1W; as exec. of last will of said David Craig (who is deceased), deed above land to Isabella L. Duncan except 21-1/2 acres out of NE corner of said 1/4 section which has been heretofore deeded by David Craig to Mrs. Boatman. /s/ Jno. J. Craig, exec. of D. Craig. Also convey SW 1/4 Sec. 36 Twp 11 R1W for $10.
      E-624: 21 Feb. 1850, Isabella L. Duncan and I.A. Duncan, husband of said Isabella L. Duncan, of Lafayette Co. MS, to Thomas F. Robinson of same, $400, SE 1/4 Sec. 15 etc. (above land). No wit. Both signed.


Pontotoc Co. MS Document (from Gloria Baker 1993)
      In consideration of $80 we convey and warrant to John Baker our entire interest in the following land described as the southeast quarter of Sec. 22 Twp. 8 Range 1 in Pontotoc Co. MS, 4 May 1895, /s/ A.G. Duncan, Arina Duncan, I.Q. Duncan, G.W. Duncan, B.E. Duncan, G.B. Sneed, J.W. Sneed, E.J. Baker, M.S. Baker, G.J. (X) Duncan, A.B. Duncan. A.B. Duncan (he) appeared 7 Dec. 1900 in Pontotoc Co., A.G. Duncan and wife Arina Duncan, I.Q. Duncan, G.W. Duncan & wife B.E. Duncan, G.B. Sneed and her husband J.W. Sneed appeared 4 May 1895 in Lafayette Co. MS; M.S. Baker and his wife E.J. Baker appeared 23 Oct. 1895 in Lafayette Co. MS; G.J. Duncan appeared 28 Nov. 1895 in Pontotoc Co. MS.
      GB: This purchase agreement between John Baker and John F. Duncan's heirs lists all the children of John F. Duncan and Caroline L. Souter except Viola Texas, wife of John Baker; John Baker bought all shares of property except his wife's; she died in 1897. When the property was sold in early 1900's, the situation had to be settled in the courts since John Baker owned 29/32 of property and his children owned 3/32. M.S. (Mose) Baker is brother of John Baker and husband of E.J. Duncan.
      MAD: A.G. Duncan (Albert G.) & wife Arina Duncan; I.Q. Duncan (Iva Q.) (male); G.W. Duncan (George D.) & wife B.E. Duncan; G.B. Sneed (Gionna B.) & husband J.W. Sneed; E.J. Baker (Emma J.) & husband M.S. Baker; G.J. (X) Duncan (Galena J.) (male); A.B. Duncan (Addie B.) (male); (Viola Texas & husband John Baker) from 1880 census.

Pontotoc Co. MS Deed (FHL film 897,522)
      5-527: 15 Jan. 1845, John Duncan of Lafayette Co. MS to William Strong of Lafayette Co. MS, $400, SW 1/4 Sec.6 T8 R2E; no wife, no wit.; ack. in Pontotoc Co. MS.


Family Bibles:
      The Bible of Charles Duncan and wife Keziah, mar. 25 May 1761, children include John Duncan born 2 March 1762 and Josiah Duncan born 18 Sept. 1764, was published on pg.20, "Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly" Vol.15 #72 Winter 1974, FHL book 976. D25s.
      The Bible of Isaac A. Duncan, born 8 April 1810, and his wife Isabella L. Duncan, born 18 Feb. 1815, married 14 April 1836 in Maury Co. TN, was published on pg.20, "Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly" Vol.15 #72 Winter 1974, FHL book 976. D25s.

"William Temple of Prince George Co. VA and His Descendants" by Lucy Temple Temple, ca 1978 (FHL book 929.273 T247a; from Florence Dyess 4/1984)
      Pgs.87-8 refer to Frances Temple, b.1839 Coosa Co. AL, mar. 3/14/1857 W.G. Duncan, and Sarah Jane Temple, b. 7/1/1845, mar. 3/20/1866 Pitser Miller Duncan, daughters of U.A. Temple who died 8/1889 in Lafayette Co. MS. (MAD: Pitser Miller Duncan, in 1850 Itawamba Co. MS, 1860 Pontotoc Co. MS, son of John F. Duncan)


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