Duncans in Decatur Co. TN


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

Last revised September 3, 2007

Formed 1845 from Perry


1850 Decatur Co. TN Census (and from Roy Hall 2/1989)
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
2nd Dist.
Pg.399 (25), #40, James DUNCAN 39 TN laborer $0
                  Anna 38 TN
                  Sarah 17, James C. 14 TN
                  Asa 12, Daniel 10 TN
                  Margaret 8, Martha 5 TN
                  Rachel 3 TN
                  (MAD: 1860 Crittenden Co. AR census)
3rd Dist.
Pg.406 (40), #55, William DUNCAN 32 TN laborer $0
                  Jane DUNCAN 63 NC can't read/write
Pg.406 (40), #56, Thomas DUNCAN 31 TN laborer
                  Hannah 42 TN can't read/write
                  Almena C. (f) 4 TN, Mary A. 1 TN
                  (MAD: ages for Thomas and Hannah as written)
Pg.406 (40), #57, Louis DUNCAN 22 TN laborer $0
                  Eliza 18 TN can't read/write
                  (not mar/in/year)

1860 Decatur Co. TN Census
Pg.20 (39), #246, T.C. DUNCAN (m) 42 KY farmer $0-$60
                  H. (f) 50 TN
                  (no others in household)
Pg.20 (39), #247, W. DUNCAN (m) 43 TN farmer $0-$180
                  M. (f) 26 TN
                  J.F. (m) 4/12 TN
Pg.22 (43), #279, W. DUNEAN (m) 53 NC gunsmith $0-$100
                  J. (f) 17 AL
                  W.B. (m) 16 TN
                  N. GUNTER (f) 31 TN
                  S.E. (f) 14, N.A. (f) 11 TN
                  W.W. HERNDON (m) 30 TN blacksmith $140-$190
                  M.P. (f) 20 TN domestic
                  (MAD: no Gunter family indexed in 1850 Decatur Co. TN; DUNEAN, not DUNCAN)

1870 Decatur Co. TN Census
District 2, P.O. Decaturville
Pg.12, #23-23, DUNCAN, Mary 58 TN (white) keeping house $0-$0
                  John F. 10 TN farm labor
                  Sarah J. 8, Mary E. 6 TN at home
Pg.13, #39-39, DUNCAN, Lewis D. 42 TN (white) farm laborer $0-$100
                  Martha A. 27 TN keeping house
                  James M. 4, Amanda C. 2 TN at home

1880 Decatur Co. TN Census
Civil Dist.11, pg.16, S.D.4, E.D.25
Pg.26D, #140-143, DUNCAN, Bell C. w/m 29 mar. farmer TN TN TN
      Hannah w/f 37 wife mar. keeping house, cannot read/write TN TN TN
      Eliza E. w/f 8 (blank) single in school, TN TN TN
      James M. w/m 15 brother single "as one of the family" in school, cannot read/write TN TN TN
      Amanda C. w/f 12 sister single "as one of the family" in school, cannot read/write KY TN TN
      (MAD: Belfield Duncan in 1860 Perry Co. TN)
Pg.26D, #141-144, DUNCAN, John T., w/m 25 mar., cannot write TN TN TN
      Margarett T? w/f 19 wife mar. keeping house, cannot read/write TN TN TN
      James M. w/m age 1 single TN TN TN


"Records of Decatur Co. TN Marriage Book 1, 1869-1874; Book 2, 1874-1879; Book 3, 1879-1881; Book 4, 1881-1887; Book 5, 1887-1893; Book 6, 1893-1898" by WPA (Memphis Public Library book 929.3D29; from Evelyn Sigler 1/1985; no Duncan Book 3 or 5)
      T.S. Duncan MG, Book 1, 1869-1874
      Bellifield C. Duncan to Hannah Miller, lic. Oct. 13, 1870, sec. B.C. Duncan, William Ashcraft; John McMillan clerk; sol. Oct. 13, 1870, by Jonathan Luton MG
      John McCoy to Mary Duncan, lic. Dec. 19, 1871, sec. John McCoy, H.W. Wilson; sol. Dec. 19, 1871 by Joel Ashcraft JP
      J.T. Duncan to Margaret D. Pearson, lic. July 21, 1877, sec. J.T. Duncan, J.M. Smith; sol. July 22, 1877 by W.M. McMillan MG
      John A. Branch to Janie Duncan, sol. Jan. 16, 1887 by I.M. Smith JP
      J.T. Duncan to Ruthie McCall, sol. March 15, 1894 by S.H. Steven MG
      J.M. Dunkin to Delia Willowford, sol. Nov. 3, 1895 by P. Ivy MG
      Thomas Thompson to Amanda Duncan, sol. Nov. 24, 1895 by J.M. Roberts JP
      John H. Akin to Bettie L. Duncan, sol. May 22, 1898 by W.R. Tuten JP


"Records of Decatur Co. TN Survey Book 1, 1846-1860" by WPA (Memphis Public Library book 929.3 D29; from Evelyn Sigler 1/1985)
      No Duncan

"Decatur Co. Register's Book 1, 1846-1852" by WPA (from Evelyn Sigler 1/1985)
      No Duncan

"Decatur Co. Deed Book 2, 1852-1854; Book 3, 1854-1857" by WPA (from Evelyn Sigler 1/1985)
      No Duncan

Decatur Co. TN Tax Lists (from Ruth Burns 7/1989)
      p.94 5 Jan 1870 - L.D. Duncan listed on tax rolls as insolvent.
      p.96 8 Jan 1878 - John Duncan and B.C. Duncan listed as "gone."

HISTORIES before 1923

1890 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Eastern AR" by Goodspeed (from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983)
      Pg.483, St. Francis Co.: Jesse Woods Mahaffey, b. in GA on March 15, 1831, to AR when 9, married (1) Sarah Duncan, m. TN 1854, d. 1855 leaving one dau. The daughter died when 5 years old.
      (MAD: 1850 Decatur Co. TN, 1860 Crittenden Co. AR)


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