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Duncans in Cheatham Co. TN


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

Last revised August 20, 2003

Formed 1856 from Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery


1860-1870 Cheatham Co. TN Census
      No Duncan indexed


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, H.W., Etowah Co. AL, Private, Co. A, 42nd TN. Schedule of property 8 July 1907, no land, for H.W. Duncan. Application 7 July 1905, H.W. Duncan, Etowah Co. AL, enlisted as Private in Co.A, 42nd TN Reg., Aug. 1862 at Genitersville?, discharged 2 April 1865, now 65 years old, P.O. Mountian bona; Witness S.P. Beard of Etowah Co. AL and R.W. Bolton of Marshall Co. AL. (MAD: Henry Duncan, per TN list; from Cheatham Co. TN per Linda Smith info)

AL Civil War Soldiers (from Linda Smith 6/1988)
      Henry Duncan, Co. H, 42nd TN Inf., Private. Co. H later became Co. G, 55th AL Regt. There are records of him in both. Enlisted Nov. 9, 1861, in Cheatham Co. TN under Col. Quarles; captured at Fort Donelson, TN, on Feb. 16, 1862. His tombstone in Noble Hill Cem. reads Henry Duncan, Co. H, 42nd TN Inf. Pension record: H.W. Duncan, Etowah Co. AL, Co. A, 42nd TN, stated he enlisted Aug. 1863 in Guntersville, AL; Post Office address at age 65 in pension was Mountainboro; also applied in Marshall Co. AL; received pension out of Etowah Co., granted Aug. 4, 1905.

HISTORIES before 1923

"Histories of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham, and Houston Co. TN" by Goodspeed, ca 1885-1887
      No Duncan biographical sketch.


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