Duncans in Cocke Co. TN


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

Last revised July 25, 2013

Formed 1797 from Jefferson


1830 Cocke Co. TN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Cocke Co. TN Census
Pg.287  William Dunkin      1110,01     - 0100,01
   288  Andrew Dunkin       0001,101    - 0001,001

1850 Cocke Co. TN Census (and from Roy Hall 2/1989)
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
11th District, taken 8/30/1850
Pg.361 (721), #241, Robert DUNCAN 30 VA farmer $300
                  Jane 24 VA
                  James ALLEN (Va.) 26 VA farmer
                  Sarah 19 VA
                  (MAD: Robert Duncan mar. Jane Allen 1843 Scott Co. VA; "James Allen (Va.) in name column on census)
Taken 9/13/1850
Pg.380 (759), #516, Wm. DUNCAN 43 TN farmer $600
                  Elisabeth 41 VA
                  Daniel B. 22 VA farmer
                  John 18 VA farmer, attended school
                  Mary 16 VA attended school
                  Albert 12, Jane 10 TN (both attended school)
                  James 8, Robert 6, Wm. 2 TN
                  (MAD: William mar. Elizabeth Bayless 1827 Washington Co. TN; Daniel B. in ? 1880 Collin Co. TX census)
Pg.384 (767), #564, John GREEN 50 SC farmer $800
                  Martha 49 TN
                  Sarah 20, William 18, John 22 TN
                  Wade 17, Jaily 15, Alfred 12 TN
                  Josiah 11, Wesley 9, Martha 8 TN
                  Job HAMPTEN 82 VA blind
                  (MAD: was looking for John Green mar. Martha Duncan 1840 Marshall Co. TN; not this family)
Taken 9/30/1850
Pg.397 (794), #767, Drury DUNCAN 23 TN farmer $275 Can't read/write
                  Elisabeth 22 TN
                  Brittania (f) 2 TN, Mary 7/12 TN

1860 Cocke Co. TN Census (pg.409 from Mary Sutton 11/1984)
Pg.403 (62), #452, Merit DUNCAN 30 NC laborer $0-$100
                  Mary 19 NC
                  Samuel 1 TN
                  (MAD: from McDowell Co. NC)
P.O. Parrotsville
Pg.409 (73), #528, Joseph DUNCAN 45 TN merchant $7,000-$48,460
                  Martha E.F. 26 NC
                  Mary S. 6 NC
                  Joseph 3 TN
                  Jannie DAVIS 22 VA instructress
                  William GRAGG 22 TN clerk in store
                  (MAD: Martha's mother d. 1899 Gaston Co. NC; Joseph the son of Joseph Duncan & Polly Allison of Washington Co. TN, mar. Martha E.F. Carpenter 1852 Gaston Co. NC; 1870 Mecklenburg Co. NC census)
Pg.475 (209), #1513, William DUNCAN 52 VA brick layer $1000-$300
                  Catharine 28 TN
                  John 28 VA
                  James 16, Jane 18 TN
                  Robert 14, William 12 TN
                  Elizabeth 10, Dud (m) 3 TN
                  Julia 1 TN
                  William CARTER 14, Edward 11 TN
Pg.485 (230), #1662, Albert DUNCAN 21 TN laborer $0-$75
                  Martha 20 TN
                  Leander 1 TN

1870 Cocke Co. TN Census
District 9, P.O. Newport
Pg.452, #65-66, DUNCAN, William 61 VA (white) brick mason $3000-$6000
                  Catherine 32? TN keeping house
                  Elizabeth 18 TN at home
                  David D. 14 TN labors on farm
                  Juliah (f) 12 TN at home
                  Samuel 8, Lewiza (f) 6, Sourah? (Sousan??) (f) 1 TN
                  (poor handwriting, spotted paper)


Cocke Co. TN Deeds Vol. 1865-1867 (FHL film 956,190 item 1; SLC 5/3/2013)
   Index at front of volume:
      Pg.155: J. Duncan Jr. to Basinger, Joseph
      Pg.228: Merrit Duncan to Arrington, James
      Pg.37: Wall, W.B. et al to Duncan, Merritt
   Deed records:
      Pg.37/38: Deed No.20. 21 May 1865, Wm. B. Wall and Isaac S. Blanchard sold to Merritt Duncan for $200 paid, a tract of land in Cocke Co. TN, Civil Dist. No.3, containing by estimation 31-1/2 acres more or less, purchased by us from Daniel F. Leifurs? on 6 April 1864, beg. corner of a tract we purchased of said Daniel Defour?, also a conditional corner made between Jasc? LaRue and Daniel Heifin, with Jos. Balch's line, ... to the beginning, warrant title. /s/ W.B. Wall, J.S. Blanchard. Wit. D.A. Mims, Wm. C. Holt. They ack. deed May 22, 1865, recorded in Book D pg.324, 22 May 1865, recd. for registration June 10, 1865, registered in Book 17 pg.38. (FHL film 956,190 item 1)
      Pg.155/156: Title Bond No.96. I, J. Duncan, bind myself to pay Joseph Basinger $1,800, that Joseph Basinger has this day purchased of me for $900 on the following payments, to wit, one payment of $500 on 1 Nov. next, a second payment of $200 on 1 Nov. 1859, the third payment of $200 on 1 Nov. 1860, for which his notes this day have been executed to me as per agreement, a tract or parcels of land in Cocke Co. District No.3 TN adj. lands to William Worth Esq., Smith and Duncan Dausil Heifuer and others, containing 200 acres more or less, now I should make a good title in fee simple with warranty, on the making of the last payment, then this obligation to be void, April 2, 1858, /s/ J. Duncan Jr. Wit. J.R. McLaughlin, L.F. Ripley. John M. Shelton, one of subscribing witnesses, appeared, who is acquainted with J. Duncan Jr. and saw him sign the same, and states he saw J.R. McLaughen and L.F. Ripley sign their names, Oct. 2, 1865. Rerecorded in Book E pg.6. Received for registration Oct. 3, 1865. (FHL film 956,190 item 1)
      Pg.228/229. Deed No.145. Title Bond. Merritt Duncan binds myself to pay James Arrington $375, that said James Arrington has this day purchased of me for $160 on the following payments, $60 paid, his note for $100 due Dec. 25, 1860, executed this day, for a tract of land in Cocke Co. District No.3 TN bounded ... Joseph Balch's line, top of a ridge, ... on LaRue's line, ... containing 81-1/2? (91-1/2?) acres, now if I should make a good title to the land on the making of the last payment, then this obligation is void, 10 Oct. 1865. /s/ Merritt (X) Duncan. Wit. James M. Hale, Samuel Parrott. Ack. by Merritt Duncan 10 Oct. 1865. Recorded in Book E, pg.7. Recd. for registration Jany. 14, 1866, registered in Book 17, Page 241?. (FHL film 956,190 item 1)


Cocke Co. TN information (from Mary Sutton 7/1984)
      Robert McFarland Jones, b. 10/28/1847, wife Ellen S., who d. ca 1879. Robert M. Jones was first conductor on the train to Newport (Cocke Co.); lived on Little Chucky Creek near Warrensburg in Greene Co. His dau. Lillie E. Jones, b. Nov. 28, 1875, m. 1897 George C. Duncan. One of her grandmothers was first white girl child born in TN. Lillie Duncan had beautiful flower garden in Newport.


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, Daniel B.; 1 Lt. E 2 Tenn. Cav.; 1886 April 2, Invalid Appl. #568417, Cert. #617084. (MAD: enlisted 9/16/1862 at Sevierville, Sevier Co. TN)
      Duncan, James P.; E 2 Tenn. Cav.; 1892 March 12, Invalid Appl. #1097998, Cert. #1122780, Texas; remarks C2491451. (MAD: enlisted 9/16/1862 at Sevierville, Sevier Co. TN; 1860 Cocke Co. TN, 1880 Collin Co. TX)


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