Duncans in Marion Co. MS


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

Last revised July 13, 2003

Formed 1811 from Amite, Wayne, Franklin
Lawrence formed 1814 from Marion
Pike formed 1815 from Marion
Pearl River formed 1890 from Hancock, Marion
Lamar formed 1904 from Marion, Pearl River
Walthall formed 1910 from Marion, Pike


1840 Marion Co. MS Census
Pg.119  James Dunken      0100,01      - 2300,1
          (MAD: James Dunkin mar. Winny Cannon or
            Carman 3/30/1831; 1850 Pike Co. MS census)
   120  Cullen Dunken     1100,01      - 1200,1
          (MAD: 1850 Washington Par. LA census)

1850-1880 Marion Co. MS Census
      No Duncan indexed


Early Duncans in Marion Co. MS Records:
      Susannah Dunkin, 23 July 1823, mar. Joseph Green (from "21 Southern Families, Notes & Genealogies" by Elizabeth Pryor Harper, compiled & edited by Patricia Freeman, 1985, Portland OR Gen. Forum book 929.2 Pry-1)
      Jacob Dunkin, 27 Dec. 1832, of Duplin Co. NC, decd, had left negroes to his children, referred to in a deed from Joseph Green and Susana Green to Jackson Turnage, recorded in Marion Co. MS Deed Book C, pg.16. (pg.58, "Abstracts of Deeds, Marion Co. MS; containing deeds, marks & brands, bonds, mortgages, and deeds of gift" by E. Russ Williams, 1962, FHL book 976.221 R2w)
      James Dunkin, 17 June 1848, with Luke Conerly posted bond as guardians of Caroline Conerly, Melissi Conerly, William James Conerly, John Conerly, Sarah Ann Conerly, & Winny Conerly, recorded in Will Book 4, pg.254. (pg.83, "Marion Co. MS Orphan Court Records; Abstracts of Wills & Estates; 1812-1859" by E. Russ Williams, FHL book 976.221 P2w) (MAD: from other sources, perhaps James Pinckney Duncan, b. 10/6/1805 NC, d. 3/29/1885 Pike Co. MS, mar. 1st Winney Carmen 3/30/1831 Marion Co. MS, mar. 2nd Martha Ann Walker 5/27/1858.)
      John W. Duncan, 1903, applied in Marion Co. MS for a MS Confederate Pension for service in 9th LA. (pg.252-3, Vol.1, "MS Confederate Pension Applications" Vol.1, A-G, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, FHL book 976.2 M2wb)


"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, James, Pvt. Co. C, 27th LA Inf. Enlisted March 23 1862, Rapides Par., LA. Present on Roll for May and June, 1862. Roll for July 1 to Nov. 1, 1862. Died at Vicksburg, MS, Oct. 27, 1862.
      Duncan, James M. (also Duncan, James N. and Dunkin, James), Pvt. Co. E, 16th LA Inf. Enlisted May 2, 1862, Alexandria [Rapides Par.], LA. Present on all Rolls to Oct. 1863. Roll Jan. and Feb. 1864, Absent, prisoner of war, since Nov. 25, 1863. Federal Rolls state captured Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863. Recd. at Military Prison, Louisville, KY, Dec. 8, 1863. Forwd. to Rock Island, IL. Died March 29, 1864, at Rock Island Barracks, IL, of smallpox.
      Duncan, W.L., Pvt. Co. B, 6th LA Inf. Roll for May and June 1862 (only Foll on file). Enlisted Sept. 29, 1861, Camp Moore, LA. Roll states Present.
      (MAD: pension application 12/9/1926, not approved, of William Lewis (Louis) Duncan stated he was born 4/15/1842 Marion Co. MS, enlisted 9/29/1861 at Camp Moore, discharged after battle of Shiloh, reenlisted 1863, parolled at Franklinton, Washington Par. LA. Second pension appl. 3/1931 stated he enlisted at Franklinton, Washington Par. LA, in 1861, born 4/25/1844 Marion Co. MS. Lived Rapides Par. LA 1886 to death. Letter in file from his granddaughter stated he was born April 25, 1843, d. April 10, 1933. Pension applications abstracted and published on pg.140, "LA Genealogy Register" Vol.26, 1979) (MAD: See ? 1850 Franklin Par. LA census or 1850-1860 Washington Par. LA census)
      Duncan, William, Pvt. Co. I, 9th LA Inf. Enlisted July 7, 1861, Camp Moore, LA. Record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans, LA, by the War Dept., Washington D.C., May 1903. Born Mississippi, occupation farmer, age when enlisted 18, single, Res. Franklinton [Washington Par.], LA. Discharged ----, 1861, for sickness.
      (MAD: ?? One William L. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Thomas, lived Pike Co. MS 12/7/1866 at birth of their son James W. Duncan; William L. Duncan was a native of Washington Par. LA, moved to Rapides Par. LA in 1886, died spring of 1939 age 92. Biography about his son James W. Duncan was pub. in Vol.2, pg.1339, "Historical Encyclopedia of LA" by Ellis Arthur Davis, ca 1938; FHL fiche 6,051,333 and book 976.3 D3d)

HISTORIES before 1923

1912 "Reminiscences of the Boys in Grey 1861-1865" (Texas) by Mamie Yeary (FHL film 1,000,598 item 1; pgs.202-204, alphabetic order by surname)
      Forward: In offering to the public these "Confederate Reminiscences" my only apology is to place in permanent form, and in the very words of the participants, as far as practicable, the personal experiences of the "men behind the guns," the "boys in the line," ... Many interesting papers, too lengthy for the scope of this work, have been abridged to contain the most important parts. ... While editing the data so kindly sent me, I have entered fully into each skirmish, battle, march and campaign. ...
      John F. Duncan, San Saba [San Saba Co.], TX; born June 15, 1839, near Columbus [Marion Co.], MS. Enlisted in the Confederate Army in August, 1861, at San Antonio [Bexar Co.], TX, as private in Co. A, 4th TX Cavalry, Sibley's Brigade, W.P. Hardeman first Captain and Riley first Colonel. Was never changed, wounded, captured nor promoted. Was in the battles of Valverde, NM, Feb. 21, 1862. Returned to TX in May of the same year; called back to camp in Nov. Was in the battle of Galveston in 1862, and at Franklin, LA, where Col. Riley was killed. Here I took sick and was furloughed. Never did any more service.


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