Duncans in Henderson Co. TN


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

Last revised April 12, 2003

Formed 1821 from Western District
Chester formed 1875 from Hardeman, Madison, Henderson, McNairy


1830 Henderson Co. TN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Henderson Co. TN Census (no Duncan indexed)
Pg.347      Sterling Harris      1000,1   - 0000,1
            (MAD: ?? connected to White Co. TN)

1850 Henderson Co. TN Census (and from Roy Hall 2/1989)
Page number without parens is stamped page number, within parens is handwritten number
3rd District
Pg.128 (255), #28, Jesse DUNKIN, No Age, IA, Tailor, $300
                  Sophia, No Age, TN
                  J.J. JENKINS (m), No age, KY, Tailor
                  Wm. METNIGEN, No age, PA, Tailor
                  (Printed census: ages 34 GA, 32 TN, 17, 19)
                  (MAD: mar. 1850 Madison Co. TN to Sophronia Reid; 1860 Dyer Co. TN census)

1860 Henderson Co. TN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Henderson Co. TN Census
2nd Civil District, P.O. Lexington
Pg.13, #103-103, THREADGILL, John 21 TN farmer $1200-$200
                  CROOM?, Daethula (f) 35 TN keeping house
                  Sarah 8 TN
                  DUNCAN, Benj. 17 TN working on farm
3rd Civil District
Pg.24, #106-106, DUNCAN, John A. 43 SC farmer $710-$1000
                  Eliza F. 44 MS
                  (MAD: 1850 Chester Co. SC census, 1860 Fairfield Co. SC census; ?? see 1851 Warren Co. NC)


Henderson Co. TN County Court Minutes, Book 1860-1866, typed by WPA (FHL film 24,693 item 1)
      Pg.193, March 2, 1862, Clerk of Court returned into Court settlements for various estates, including ... Settlement made with James T. Douglas guardian for the children of Moses and Jane Duncan decd.
      Pg.196, March 3, 1862, James T. Douglas guardian for all the children of Moses and Jane Duncan this day renewed his guardian bond for $1,000, securities Thos. Stanford and S.W. Mitchell. (MAD: James T. Douglas was also guardian for Joan, Elizabeth and George Parker, minor orphans of Joseph A. Parker decd; similar listings on both pages)
      (MAD: see Independence Co. AR, 1855 documents; Mrs. Jane Duncan's first husband was John G. Douglas)
      Pg.458: June 1866, James T. Douglas decd. will produced by S.W. Mitchell and Giles Waller, Elizabeth Douglass and A.Y. Douglass executor and executrix posted bond of $3,000, securities James Hart, Thomas Stanford, S.W. Mitchell. (MAD: No other Duncan reference, no reference to John G. Douglas; other Douglas references looked at, not copied)

Henderson Co. TN Will Book 3, 1895-1932, typed by WPA (24,693 item 2)
      Good index, no Duncan will or reference

Henderson Co. TN Deed indexes; item 1-2, 1894-1935; item 3, 1856-1884 (FHL film 978,750)
      Index to Deed Books Vol.P, 1856-58, Vol.1, 1871-1873 through Vol.7, ending 1884 (item 3)
            Carroll, Jas. R. to Duncan, Jessee (trustee), P-47
            No other Duncan
      Indexes to Deed Books 1894-1935 - did not look at (items 1-2)

HISTORIES before 1923

1887 "History of Madison Co. TN" by Goodspeed (TN Gen. Society Library #2930 from Evelyn Sigler 10/1983; and FHL book 976.8 H2ha, Vol.10)
      Pg.862: Samuel F. Gillikin, grocery merchant, of Jackson, TN, was a native of Henderson Co. TN, born December 9, 1856, son of James and Lucinda (Duncan) Gillikin, natives of NC. Samuel F. was reared on a farm in this county; ... in 1881 he came to Jackson; September, 1884, engaged in present grocery business ... a Democrat in politics, is unmarried, ...


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