Duncans in Jackson Co. TN


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

Last revised August 10, 2003

Formed 1801 from Smith
Overton formed 1806 from Jackson
White formed 1806 from Overton, Jackson, Smith
Putnam formed 1842 from White, Jackson, Overton, DeKalb
Clay formed 1870 from Jackson, Overton


1830 Jackson Co. TN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Jackson TN Census
Pg.255   Charles Dunkin      0000,1   - 1001

1850 Jackson Co. TN Census (and from Roy Hall 2/1989)
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
9th District
Pg.184 (368), #365, Asel DUNCAN 27 TN farmer $200, can't read/write
                  Sally 24 TN can't read/write
                  Mary E. 2 TN
7th District
Pg.203 (406), #629, Elizabeth WOODY 50 TN can't read/write
                  Rachel DUNCAN 25 TN
                  James 19?, John 15 TN
                  Emily 5 TN
                  (MAD: 1860 Miller Co. MO census)
11th District
Pg.321 (642), #1188, Charles DUNCAN 32 KY farmer
                  Polly 25 TN can't read/write
                  Lucinda 12, Eliza 11 TN
                  Adaline 7, Thomas 3 TN

1860 Jackson Co. TN Census
District 3
Pg.215, #100-100, Mary DUNCAN 37 TN laboring $0-$25
                  Catharine 15, John 12 TN
                  Elizabeth 10, James 8 TN
                  Thomas 4 TN
District 5
Pg.228, #322-327, George JINKINS 62 TN farming $2000-$4000
                  Melvina 50 NC
                  Martha 17 TN
                  John DUNKIN 7 TN
District 14
Pg.310, #787-798, Charles DUNKEN? 24 TN farming $0-$400
                  Matilda 17 KY
District 16, S. of Cumberland River
Pg.324, #683-683, Acel DUNKIN (m) 37 TN farmer $1100-$1355
                  Sarah 33 TN
                  Mary 10, Margret 7 TN
                  William 5, Julia 3 TN
                  John 2, William 1 TN

1870 Jackson Co. TN Census
District 12, P.O. Gainesboro
Pg.248, #31-31, DINCAN, Nancy 37 TN (white) keeping house $0-$0
                  Mary 12, Bettie J. 6 TN
District 16, P.O. Gainesboro
Pg.292, #25-25, DUNCAN, Asel (m) 47 TN (white) farmer $500-$1100
                  Sarah E. 44 TN keeping house
                  William T. 17, Julian (f) 14 TN
                  John A. 12 TN


Tennessee Land Grants Index (FHL film 1,002,730)
      Copied all Duncan, Dunkin, etc. (no Duncomb) through 1849; did not copy later index. Film consists of small index cards for each grant; some grants are repeated if they appear in two books.
      Name, Grant #, Acres, Date, County, Book & Page, District (Actual grant books are in series by District, then book volume & page)
      James Duncan & John Adams & Leonard Dickerson & heirs of Jenkin Reynolds, 867, 88a, 9/15/1828, Jackson, B-299, Mountain


Jackson Co. TN Chancery Court Index (FHL film 985,311)
      1866 Duncan, Andrew J. vs. Harris, Wm.
      1859 Duncan, Andrew J. vs. Roberts, Henry
      1859 Duncan, Asel vs. Boles, Wm.; James Boles
      1871 Duncan, Asel vs. Little, Margaret
      1859 Duncan, Asel vs. McClendon/McClellan, George
      1884 Duncan, Sarah E. vs. Gore, Wm. (Asel Duncan)
      1895 Duncan, Sarah E. vs. Morgan, L.M. (Asel Duncan)

Jackson Co. TN Chancery Circuit Court Transcripts (FHL film 1,028,562)
      Original documents, alphabetic by plaintiff
      State of TN vs. Asel Duncan, Assault and Battery on Anne Adcock. Documents 1874 on; include subpoena to John A. Duncan and Sally Duncan, 16 May 1884, both now confined to bed and likely they will die by consumption before the cause can be heard; Asel Duncan and Sarah E. Duncan own two valuable tracts of land March 1884; Anne Adcock wants the land to pay off judgement; 31 Aug. 1886 statement by R.A. Cox that Asel Duncan is deceased and Sarah E. Duncan is his admx.

Jackson Co. TN Chancery Court Minutes (FHL film 985,253)
      Vol.A, 1840-1851 - no Duncan
      Vol.B, 1851-1856:
            Pg.152: July, 1854, Asel Duncan vs. George McClendon
            Pg.244: July, 1855, same, also cross-suit. Asel Duncan purchased land, but part of land not included in deed.

Jackson Co. TN Chancery Court (FHL film 985,319)
      1859: Andrew J. Duncan & Co. vs. Henry and Thomas H. Roberts. Deposition 10 Aug. 1860 by William Harris, aged about 36, security for defendants on mortgage. Deposition by Robert A. Cox, age about 27, who witnessed deed of trust to William Harris. (more not copied)

HISTORIES before 1923

1883 "History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Cos. IL" by William Henry Perrin (FHL film 982,493 items 10 index and 11 history; FHL book 977.399 H2p and index)
      Last third of book, Biographies, had separate page numbering; following from that section.
      Pg.B206, Rich Precinct, Union Co. Luke M. Jones, physician, Lick Creek, native of TN, born April 15, 1827, in Jackson Co. His father, Samuel, born 1791 in VA, and his mother, Eleanor (Mathena) Jones was born in 1796, in the same State. The parents settled in TN in 1824, and finally in ARkansas where they died. Eleven children, viz, Nancy, Elizabeth, Thomas, Samuel, Permela, John, Luke M., Larkin, Eleanor, Sarah and Arminta. Our subject's paternal ancestors were of Irish origin, while his maternal ancestors were of English parentage. His grandfather, Luke M. Mathena, served 7 years in the Rev. war and drew a pension from the close of this great struggle until death age 104 years 6 months 4 days; he was elected and served as Sheriff of Monroe Co. KY in 1830 and for awhile Probate Judge. Our subject treasures a set of coat buttons as a namesake gift from the above named ancestor, which were carried through the war. Luke M. Jones was brought up on the farm ... age 19 began study under tutorship of Dr. S. Lee of Wayne Co. TN, one year later, he pursued the same with E.L. Duncan of Jackson Co. TN. In less than 2 years, or in 1853, he came to Moscow, Union Co. IL and entered office of Dr. D.M. Jones (no relative) where he remained 5 years; in 1858 he began practice in Rich Precinct ... for 2 years, then Stokes Precinct for 18 years, then returned to Rich Precinct, will shortly locate at Lick Creek. Married July 13, 1847, to Sarah, born Feb. 25, 1827, dau. of Joshua Hall, native of VA; she died June 14, 1883 in Johnson Co., children: James I., John H., W.L., Ruth A. and Lovena R., she a member of Methodist Church. ... He a member of Jonesboro Lodge, A.F.&A.M., Democratic party.


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