Duncans in Knox Co. TN


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

Last revised November 24, 2000


War of 1812, TN (from Evelyn Sigler 10/1983, exact copy including spellings)
      Record of Robert Duncan 2 Reg't Mounted Gunmen (Brown's) East Tennessee Volunteers (War of 1812)
      Capt John Chiles' Co of E Tn Vol Mounted Gunemen of the regiment commanded by Col John Brown.
      on pay Roll January 10 to May 25 1814. served 4 months 16 days
      State of Tennessee: Know all men by these presents that I Robert Dunkin of the county of Knox have appointed William B. Carnes my lawful atorney in my name to act so as to receive what money may be coming to me for my service as a private in Captain John Childs Company in the second regiment of volunteer mounted gunmen comanded by Col John Brown whitch commenced on the forth January 1814 on an expedition against the hostile Creek indians under the imediate comand of Major general Andrew Jackson. Ended on the 25th of May 1814 and further I do empower the William B Carnes to sighn any receipts that might be proper for me to sighn for sd money and in every other case to act for me concerning tour of duty as I would if I was personally present in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 13th day of may 1816.
      signed Robert Duncan.
      (EDS: was looking for possibility that Robert Duncan d. 1814 in Roane Co. might have died in war of 1812; this cannot be the same Robert Duncan as date of this power of attorney is 1816.)

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, Andrew J., minor Duncan, W.M., Gdn.; I? 3 Tenn. Inf.; 1867 Oct. 8, Invalid Appl. #129131, Cert. #120838; 1887 Aug. 26, Minor Appl. #359857, Cert. #242613, Tenn. (MAD: Knox Co. TN)
      Duncan, Isaac A.; F 9 Tenn. Cav.; 1887 May 2, Invalid Appl. #608299, Cert. #516244, Tenn. (MAD: Knox Co. TN; 1890 Jefferson Co. TN)
      Duncum, Jasper; H 4 Tenn. Cav.; 1890 Aug. 2, Invalid Appl. #860260, Cert. #664365, Kans. (MAD: ? Grainger & Knox Co. TN)
      Duncan, Peter, widow Duncan, Mary; G 9 Tenn. Cav., (Huddleston's Co. 1 Battln. E. Tenn. Cav.), A 11 Tenn. Cav.; 1892 May 7, Invalid Appl. #1110146, Cert. #920468, KY; 1907 Dec. 9, Widow Appl. #881101, Cert. #653277, KY. (MAD: mustered at Knoxville, Knox Co. TN)
      Duncan, Pharoah, alias Duncum, Pharough, widow Duncan, Louisa; H 4 Tenn. Inf.; E 3 Tenn. Inf.; 1869 June 12, Invalid Appl. #144532, Cert. #107800; 1871 Dec. 26, Widow Appl. #200901, Cert. #182324. (MAD: Loudon Co. TN; 1850 Grainger Co. TN; she in 1890 Knox Co. TN, widow of "Thorough")
      Duncum, Pharough, alias Duncan, Pharoah, widow Duncan, Louisa; E 3 Tenn. Inf.; H 4 Tenn. Inf.; 1869 June 12, Invalid Appl. #144532, Cert. #107800; 1871 Dec. 26, Widow Appl. #200901, Cert. #182324.
      Duncan, William I., minor Duncan, Moses E., Gdn.; helpless child Duncan, Sarah J.; I 9 Tenn. Cav., C 11 Tenn Cav.; 1889 Sept. 14, Invalid Appl. #728361, Cert. #713500, Tenn.; 1901 Jan. 3, Minor Appl. #732915, Cert. #525741, Tenn.; 1922 Sept. 18, Helpless Child Appl. #1196759, Cert. #924677, Tenn. (MAD: Knoxville, Knox Co. TN)

TN Confederate Pension Application
      Indexed: 5975 Duncan, J.M., Knox, 2nd Regt. Engineer Troops
      #5975, J.M. Duncan, filed Jan. 27, 1904, accepted; applicant J.M. Duncan, native of NC, now res. Knoxville, Knox Co. TN; was in Co.H 2nd Engineer Troop; wounded at Manass (2nd) Aug. 30, 1862, and also May 1864 at Petersburg, VA; born Rutherford Co. NC, Oct. 24, 1836; enlisted April 1861, Col. Jenkins afterwards General, Capt. Salter; shell wound of right knee; family consists of 7, myself, wife and 5 children except one son who is not living at home; wife age 60, children 35, 29, 26, 10, adopted daughter; children males except one adopted daughter; lived in TN since 1867; /s/ 9 Dec. 1903; wit. C.W. Duncan, C.S. Sellers. Letter Nov. 1, 1921, from Robt. L. Duncan, the death of my father J.M. Duncan on Oct. 20, 1921, my mother would receive his pension for the ensuing quarter, request widow's pension application. (FHL film 969,779; rechecked date lived in TN, SLC 3/4/1999) (MAD: widow perhaps ?? Belle Duncan, #7785, widow of James M. Duncan b. 1836 Spartanburg Co. SC, mar. 1858 Union Co. SC, res. 1921 Knox Co. TN)

Compiled Information from the Company Muster Rolls, Co. B, 63rd Regt. TN Infantry (74th & Fain's) (from Judy Player 11/1990)
      William S. Duncan, Enlisted 5 April 1862 at Knoxville, TN; accidently wounded 2 May 1864, treated in Lynchburg Hospital. Was a Private 1862 to Feb. 1863, made 3rd Sergeant March 1863. Captured 2 April 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA; rec'd from Petersburg (City Point, VA) to Ft. Delaware, DE. Residence Knox Co. TN, description Ruddy complexion, light hair, blue eyes, 6 feet tall. Released 10 June 1865 from Ft. Delaware, DE. Officers: Wm. Lyon, Capt. Rise, Capt. Anderson, Capt. R.P. McClain, A.E. Jackson, E.L. Hoard (Foarde), Capt. Wilson, Capt. Dibsell.

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (copy of pages from John A. Duncan 1995; FHL film 1,463,599)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.44, Company L, 1st KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Camp Dick Robinson, [Garrard Co.] KY: John Dungan, Private, enr. Aug. 26, 1863; mustered in Sept. 20, 1863, at Knoxville, [Knox Co.] TN, for 3 years; Time unexpired.
      Pg.426, Company C, 1st KY Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, transferred from 1st KY Volunteer Cavalry (MAD: Camp Dick Robinson, [Garrard Co.] KY): John Dungan, Private, enr. Aug. 26, 1863; mustered in Sept. 20, 1863, at Knoxville, [Knox Co.] TN, for 3 years; mustered out Sept. 30, 1865, at Louisville, KY.

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