Duncans in Morgan Co. TN


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

Last revised November 1, 2012

Formed 1817 from Roane
Fentress formed 1823 from Morgan, Overton
Scott formed 1849 from Fentress, Morgan, Anderson, Campbell
Cumberland formed 1856 from Bledsoe, Morgan, Roane


1830 Morgan Co. TN Census
Pg. 90  John Duncan           4000,1        - 0000,1
   100  John Duncan           0120,001      - 1011,01
        Jeptha Duncan         3100,01       - 0010,1000,1

1840 Morgan Co. TN Census
Pg.211  Elias Duncan          2000,1        - 0000,1
   212  John Duncan           2010,01       - 1300,01
   221  Craven Duncan         0001          - 0
   222  James Duncan          0000,1        - 0000,1

1850 Morgan Co. TN Census
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
19th Subdiv.
Pg.282 (563), #66, Elihu WILLSON 26 TN farmer $0
                  Melinda 19 TN
                  Lenora 2, Rebecca 6/12 TN
                  (MAD: ?? mar. Berlinda J. Duncan bef. 1857 in Morgan Co. TN; see 1860 Scott Co. TN census)
Pg.282 (563), #68, Wiley DUNCAN 21 TN farmer $0
                  Abigail 27 TN
                  Malinda 11/12 TN
                  (MAD: to Scott Co. TN 1857)
Pg.282 (563), #69, Elizabeth DUNCAN 55 NC (blank) $1000
                  Aley 16, Polly A. 14 TN
                  Ezra 12, Rutula (f) 11 TN
                  John C. 10 TN
                  (MAD: "Rutula" very plain; Elizabeth the widow of John Wiley Duncan)
Pg.284 (568), #107, Craven DUNCAN 52 TN farmer $600
                  Mary 38 TN
                  Enoch 18, Orleana 16 TN
                  Melinda 14, Agnes 12 TN
                  Elizabeth 10, Mary 8 TN
                  Delila 5, Rachael 2/12 TN
Pg.286 (572), #142, Anthony OLSOMWELL 53 VA laborer $0
                  Temperance DUNCAN (f) 45 VA
                  Thomas J. 14, John 10 TN
                  Mary 8 TN
Pg.305 (609), #416, James S. DUNCAN 31 TN farmer $400
                  Emily 32 KY
                  Craven 9, Mary A. 7 TN
                  Lydia 5, Burton (m) 2 TN
                  (MAD: Emily & ch. in 1870 Scott Co. TN census)
Pg.312 (623), #517, Edmund HODGE 55 TN farmer $200
                  Susan 54 TN
                  Elizabeth 29 TN
                  William 12, Henry 10, Edmond 10 TN
                  (MAD: was looking for Edmund Hodge mar. 1811 Susannah Duncan in Washington Co. TN; see 1850 Barren Co. KY)

1860 Morgan Co. TN Census
District 1
Pg.475, #65-66, Elizabeth DUNCAN 54 NC manages farm $0-$150
                  John 20 TN farm laborer
                  (MAD: STONECIPHER families #63 & #66)
District 2
Pg.482, #151-153, John McPETERS 26 TN farmer $0-$0
                  Ailey 27 TN domestic $0-$200
                  James 5, Martin 2 TN
                  (MAD: Aley Duncan, wife of John McPeters, dau. of John & Elizabeth Duncan, per 1857 Deed M-220)
Pg.484, #178-180, Tempa DUNCAN (f) 30 NC manages farm $110-$150
                  Thomas 22, William L. 21 TN
                  John F. 19 TN farm laborers
                  Mary 17 TN
District 4
Pg.488, #235-237, Albert HURT 23 TN farmer $110-$150
                  Orleana I. 23 TN
                  Samuel L. 1 TN
                  Mary A. DUNCAN 15 TN serving
                  Absalom ROWLAND 87 TN farmer pauper
                  (MAD: Orleana in 1850 household of Craven Duncan)
Pg.493, #299-301, Kelly HARDEN 60 TN cooper $0-50
                  Elizabeth NEEL 30 TN seamstress
                  Martha 9, Emaline 6, Martin 4, Barbara 2 TN
                  (MAD: one Kelly Hardin mar. Elizabeth Duncan 3/23/1857 Greene Co. TN)
District 5
Pg.501, #399-401, James DUNCAN 41 TN farmer $15000-$3000
                  Emma 41 TN
                  Craven 19, Mary 16 TN
                  Lydia 13, Burton M. (m) 10 TN
                  Milla J. (f) 4 TN
                  (MAD: Craven Duncan mar. Parthena Butler on 12/29/1865 in Morgan Co. TN; 1870 Casey Co. KY census as "Charles" Duncan and 1880 Scott Co. TN census as Craven Duncan)
Town of Montgomery
Pg.515, #43-44, Craven DUNCAN 62 TN farmer $0-$100
                  Mary 48 TN
                  Elizabeth 16, Mary 14 TN
                  Ruth 12, Rachel 10 TN
                  Rebecca 7, Manerva 7 TN
Pg.515, #46-47, Enoch DUNCAN 27 TN farm hand $150-$100
                  Elizabeth 22 TN
                  Mary 2, Sarah 1/2 TN
Pg.515, #48-49, Samuel HALL 28 TN farmer $1000-$1250
                  Elizabeth 21 TN
                  C. Jane 3, Lafayette 1 TN
                  (MAD: wanted Samuel Hall mar. 1850-57 Rutula or Butila Duncan, per 1857 deed)

1870 Morgan Co. TN Census
District 1, P.O. Crooked Fork
Pg.5, #64-64, DUNCAN, Wiley (m) 41 TN (white) farmer $800-$200
                  Abigail 47 TN keeping house, father of foreign birth
                  Matilda 20, Susan 18 TN at home
                  Clarissa 16 TN at home
                  Mary 12, Abigail 11, John 9 TN
                  Samuel 6, William 4 TN
Pg.5, #65-65, DUNCAN, Elizabeth 64 NC (white) keeping house (alone)
District 2, P.O. Crooked Fork
Pg.10, #59-59, DUNCAN, Thomas 33 TN (white) farmer $200-$300
                  Margaret 26 IL keeping house
                  Mary 26 TN housekeeper
                  John 28 TN farm laborer
                  Mary 4, Samuel 3 TN
                  William 6/12 TN b.Nov.
District 4, P.O. Montgomery
Pg.19, #30-30, DUNCAN, Elizabeth 25 TN (white) keeping house $0-$0
                  Emily 3 TN
Pg.25, #127-127, DUNCAN, Craven 72 TN (white) "none" $0-$100
                  Mary 58 TN keeping house
                  Rachel 20 TN in school
                  Rebecca 17 TN
                  Minerva 17 TN
District 5, P.O. Pine Top
Pg.29, #1-1, DUNCAN, Enoch 38 TN (white) farmer $850-$711 (sic)
                  Elizabeth 33 TN keeping house
                  Mary 12, James 6 TN
                  BIENT?, Henry 9 TN (white)

1880 Morgan Co. TN Census (from Ann Kunkel 10/1989)
2nd Civil Dist., Dist. 1, Enum. 131
Pg.8, #83-83, DUNCAN, Thomas 44 TN TN TN farmer
                  Margret 37 IL VA TN wife
                  Mary 14, Samuel 13, William 10, Zackariah 8 TN TN TN
                  James 7, Joseph R. 4, Charly M. 2 TN TN TN
                  Lula 7/12 TN TN TN (sic) sons & daus.
                  DUNCAN, John 40 TN TN TN brother single
                  DUNCAN, Mary Jane 37 TN TN TN sister single
                  Neighbors #82-82 Henry WILSON & family
                  #84-84 Elisha WILSON & family
Page 536a (still 2nd Civil Dist.)
Pg.9, #90-90, DUNCAN, Wily 61 TN TN NC farmer
                  Abigail S.C. 57 TN NC NC wife
                  Sousanah F. 28 TN TN TN dau. single
                  Mary A. 22 TN TN TN dau. single
                  Abagil jun. (sic) 21 TN TN TN dau
                  John K. 18, Samuel H. 16, William W. 14 TN TN TN
Sup. Dist. 1, Enum. 133, Page D, June 15 & 16, 1880
Pg.16, #130-130, DUNCAN, Enoch 45 TN TN TN surveyor
                  Elizabeth 40 TN TN TN wife
                  James 13 TN TN TN laborer son
                  GUFFEY, James 56 TN NC NC
Sup. Dist. 1, Enum. 134, Village of Montgomery
Pg.8, #50-52, BALES, James 32 TN TN VA farmer
                  Mary A. 34 TN TN TN wife
                  Sarah 4, Charles O. 3/12 TN TN TN (children)
                  SAFFELL, Eudora (f) 12 TN TN TN
                  Frederick 10 TN TN TN (step-ch.)
                  DUNCAN, Mary A. 68 TN VA VA widow mother-in-law


Morgan Co. TN Wills (FHL film 978,845 index 1866-1886)
      No Duncan


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)
      Craven Duncan, 21056, 10a, 8/29/1837, Morgan, 20-475, East (& 1853 grant)
      James Duncan, 24447, 200a, 11/25/1841, Morgan, 25-630, East
      James S. Duncan, 26464, 400a, 2/15/1849, Morgan, 27-792, East
      James S. Duncan, 27367, 400a, 8/27/1849, Morgan, 28-495, East (& later grants)
      Jeptha Duncan, 20627, 50a, 3/21/1837, Morgan, 21-93, East
      John Duncan, 17932, 100a, 7/18/1833, Morgan, 18-234, East
      John Duncan, 17940, 70a, 7/19/1833, Morgan, 18-222, East
      John Duncan, 27384, 30a, 8/27/1849, Morgan, 28-512, East
      John Duncan, 27431, 30a, 8/29/1849, Morgan, 28-559, East (& later grants)

East TN Land Grants
      25-630: 25 Nov. 1841, Grant #24447, per entry in Morgan Co. #2430 dated 28 March 1839 by James Duncan assignee of William Frields, grant to James Duncan 200 acres on Whiteoak Creek a water of the Clear Fork, corner to 150 acre survey in name of Nicholas J. Kingston and Alexander Ross, then down the creek, surveyed 19 March 1840. (FHL film 1,012,816)

Morgan Co. TN Deed Index to 1891 (FHL film 978,846)
      Grantee index in order by grantor's name; none early except as follows:
      A-139, Duncan, John to Duncan, Jeptha, 1820, Mud Creek & Flat Fork?
      A-140, Duncan, John to Duncan, Jeptha, 1820, Mud Creek, 40a
      B-29, Duncan, Jeptha to Williams, Sterling, 1826, 50a Cin Fk.
      B-49, Duncan, Agnes to Goddard, David, 1826, 14?a Cin Fk.
      C-64, Duncan, Craven to Duncan, John, 1832, 71a Beach Fk.
      C-183, Duncan, Jeptha to Trewhitt, Levi, 1832, 50a Cin Fk., Power/Atty
      C-184, Duncan, Jeptha to Duncan, Craven, 1836, 50a E.544 Cin Fk.
      C-186, Duncan, Craven to Byrd, Vardeman, 1836, 50a E 544 Cin Fk
      C-199, Duncan, John Sr. to Stonecipher, Saml., 1836, 60a 2 tracts Mud Crk
      C-301, Duncan, John, to Scott, Thomas, 1835, 60a 2 tracts Mud Creek
      D-114, Duncan, Craven to Hall, Martin D., 1840, 10a 2 Dist.
      E-68, Duncan, Elias to White, John, trust, 1842, 145a 4 tracts Cin Fk
      E-275, Duncan, Jas. & Freels, Wm. to Morris, Willis, 1844, 180a White Oak Crk.
      G-49, Duncan, Elias to White, John, 1842, 137a
      G-275/295, Duncan, Craven to Lindey, Paulus, 1848, 60a & 50a wat Emory R.
      H-65, Duncan, Jno. by Chancery Ct. to Byrd, Vardeman, decree, 1849, 400a E. 1644 N. fork W.O.C.
      H-402, Duncan, James S. to Stringfield, Jno. Jr., 1850, 150a S. Fork White Oak Crk.
      H-407, Duncan, Jas. S. to Webb, Willis, 1850, 300a S. Fork W.O. (now S & Scott)
      I-18, Duncan, Jas. S. to Diden, E.R., 1851, 470a W.O.Cr. pt. G.26424, 27739
      I-153, Duncan, Jas. S. from Gerding, Geo. F., Quit claim, 1852, E 2881 G 27891
      I-232, Duncan, Jas. I. from Hambright, John W., trust, 1852, several tracts
      I-251, Duncan, James S. to Diden, E.R., 1852, 500a White Oak Creek
      I-267, Duncan, Craven, to Duncan, J.S., 1852, Lot 18, 1/2a, Montgomery
      I-290, Duncan, James S. to McCoy, John, 1852, 50a & 15 Acutchson? Cr.
      I-326, Duncan, Jas. S. to Brown, James R., 1853, 30a Acutchson (Scutcheon?) Cr.
      I-343, Duncan, James S. to Human, Preston, 1853, 1000a E. 1925 Ex 200a
      (quit copying here; many deeds later for James S. Duncan in Book J on; have direct index to 1890)
      M-220, Duncan, John (heirs) to Schooler, W.L. & J.B., 1857, 718a, 30a, 20a, ?, Craven? Fork
      M-224, Duncan, John (heirs) to Schooler, W.L. & J.B., title bond, 1857, 2 shares in Jno. Duncan estate

Morgan Co. TN Deeds
      Some deed books have been recopied into new books; old page numbers in parenthesis
      A-83(139): 23 March 1820, John Duncan to Jeptha Duncan, both Morgan Co. TN, $1000, (no acreage), land on Mud Creek, waters of Flat Fork of Emry. Wit. William Stewart, Reuben Jones. Rec. on oath of wit. April 1824. (FHL film 978,848)
      A-84(140): 23 March 1820, John Duncan to Jeptha Duncan, both Morgan Co. TN, $1000, 40 acres on Mud Creek, the waters of Flat Fork of Emerys. Wit. William Stewart, Reuben Jones. (FHL film 978,848)
      B-29 (A-119): 18 July 1826, Jephthah (sic) Duncan to Sterling Williams, both Morgan Co., $150, 50 acres on Crooked fork, the waters of Emrys River. Wit. Reuben Jones, James B. Jones. (FHL film 978,848)
      B-49 (A-133): 17 Jan. 1826, Agnes (X) Duncan to David Goddard, both Morgan Co., $40, 14 acres on Crooked Fork of Emry River, adj. 1000a survey Thomas Goddard bought of John Tipton. Wit. Sterling Williams, Selyrd? England. (FHL film 978,848)
      C-64(54): 16 Jan. 1832, Craven Duncan to John Duncan, both Morgan Co. TN, $125, "containing and one-fourth acre" on Beach Fork of Emory River, beg. corner 50 acre survey in name of William Adams. Wit. John White, Jephthah Duncan. (FHL film 978,848)
      C-183(165): 2 Oct. 1832, Jepthat Duncan appoint Levi Trewhitt attorney to make deed to 50 acres on Crooked Fork of Emory. Wit. Thomas Scott, J. Lamance. Reg. on oath of Thomas Scott; reg. on oath of John Williams who was familiar with handwriting of Jacob Lamance; 6 Sept. 1836. (FHL film 978,848)
      C-184(166): 6 Sept. 1836, Jepthat Duncan late of Morgan Co. TN to Craven Duncan, $50, 50 acres being the land entered by same Jephthah Duncan, Entry #544 dated 18 Aug. 1826. /s/ by attorney Levi Trewhitt. (FHL film 978,848)
      C-186(169): 6 Sept. 1836, Craven Duncan to Vardamond Byrd, both Morgan Co., $50, 50 acres (above land). (FHL film 978,848)
      C-199(182): 5 Sept. 1836, John Duncan Sr. to Samuel Stinecipher, both Morgan Co., $118, 40 acres on Mud Creek, the waters of Crooked Fork of Emory's River, and another tract of 20 acres on SW corner of John Duncan's lower survey. No wit. (FHL film 978,848)
      C-301(230): 23 Sept. 1835, John Duncan Sr. mortgage to Thomas Scott, both Morgan Co., $118, 60 acres; 40 acres adj. corner John Duncan's 40 acre survey, and 20 acres adj. SW corner of John Duncan's lower survey. Wit. Joshua (X) Roberts, Samuel Long. Also mortgage bay mare for $50; debt due Board of Common School Commissioners. (FHL film 978,848)
      D-114(99): 6 Jan. 1840, Craven Duncan to Martin D. Hall, $30, 10 acres, corner old survey that Charles Prewitt made, incl. 5 acre survey made by Chas. Prewitt. Wit. James B. Jones, John Duncan. (FHL film 978,849)
      D-127(108): 16 June 1838, Curtis Stonecipher to John Duncan, both Morgan Co., $200, 2 tracts; 50 acres on Beech Fork of Emery's river, on Tipton's line, Jeptha Duncan's line; the other tract corner of a 50 acre survey of Jeptha Duncan, William's line. Wit. Noah Stonecipher, Joseph Stonecipher, Thomas Stonecipher. (FHL film 978,849)
      E-68(248): 7 March 1842, Elias Duncan to John White, both Morgan Co.TN, Elias owes White $47.50, mortgage 145 acres on Crooked Fork of Emerys River, two surveys in name of John Wash/Nash? for 37 acres, Entries #3030 and 3032, one in name of John Duncan for 100 acres, survey #1233, and one in name of Amos Tayler for 8 acres, #1847. Wit. Joshua Bibee, James Thornton. (FHL film 978,848)
      E-251(386): 4 Nov. 1843, Thomas Scott to Dennis K. Duncan, both Morgan Co., $60, 15 acres, tract granted to John Davis 25 June 1823 #8296 and 200 acres adj. the 15 acres, grant #15016 to Samuel Howard. Wit. Saml. T. Cox, R.M. Bennett. (FHL film 978,848) (MAD: see Roane Co. TN)
      E-275(404): 5 March 1844, James S. Duncan and William Freel to Willis Morris, $200, 180 acres in 6th Dist., corner 150 acre survey made in name of Nicholas J. Slington and Alexander Ross, on White Oak Creek, a water of Clear Fork. Wit. J.D. Bennett, James B. Jones. Reg. on oath of wit. 5 Aug. 1844. (FHL film 978,848)
      G-49(40): 27 June 1842, Elias Duncan to John White, $150, 137a in Dist. 4 on line of McClung's 300 acre survey, 100 acres being the same land entered by John Duncan Senr., entry #1636 dated 18 April 1834; and another tract of 25 acres held by entry in name of John Nash #3032 dated 4 Dec. 1817; and another tract of 12 acres held by entry in name of John Nash #3030 dated 4 Dec. 1817. Wit. Bernard Roark, Jas. S. Duncan. Reg. on oath of wit. (FHL film 978,849)
      G-268(254): 16 Oct. 1848, John Williams to Craven Duncan, both Morgan Co., $32, 2 tracts in Dist. 4, in all 110 acres; one tract of 50 acres, one of 60 acres, on waters of Big Emory River. Wit. John W. Crenshaw, O.G. Kienbasch. Reg. on oath of wit. (FHL film 978,849)
      G-275(260): 16 Oct. 1848, Craven Duncan to Paulos Lindy, $240, one tract of 60 acres, one of 50 acres, reserving a road leading from Wartburg to farms of Mr. F.F. Freytag. Wit. O.G. Kienbusch, John Williams. (FHL film 978,849)
      H-65(81): Decree of chancery court; Vardeman Byrd vs. Ruth Duncan and others, widow and admor. and the heirs at law of John Duncan decd; that on this 27 March 1849 the case came on to be finally heard; there is due to complainant the sum of $356.54; reference a decree intertsentary? in this cause at the March term of this court 1848; all the real estate was sold on 16 Sept. 1848, complainant became purchaser for $200; title divested from widow and heirs and vested in said Vardeman Byrd; one tract of 400 acres on White Oak Creek entered by John Duncan in his lifetime on 7 July 1834 #1644, survey #1446, beg. north of where John Scarborough did live, chain carriers J. Duncan and C. Duncan; the other tract a small entry of 26 acres adj. said 400 acres entered by decd. in his lifetime; no grants having yet been issued. Certified copy of transcript, 13 June 1849. (FHL film 978,849)
      H-69(86): 14 Oct. 1848, Craven Duncan sold? (received?) 2 hogs to George F. Gerding for right of a road going through my land and leading from Wartburg to Mr. F.J. Freytags farm. Wit. O.G. Kinbush, John Williams. (FHL film 978,849)
      H-360(455): 22 July 1850, James S. Duncan trust deed to B.T. Staples for wagon, horse, etc. not copied.
      H-402(502): 9 Dec. 1850, James S. Duncan to John Stringfield Jr., $70, part of 2 tracts, 115 acres. Not copied further.
      H-407(508): 7 Dec. 1850, James S. Duncan to Willis Webb, $1, 300 acres, beg. second line of my 400 acre survey. Wit. Burtin M. Duncan, Thomas (X) Gilcock?. (FHL film 978,849) (MAD: see Burton W. Duncan in Woodford Co. KY 1850)
      M-220(215): 19 Sept. 1857, Elizabeth Duncan, Samuel C. Hall, Butila (plain) Hall formerly Duncan, John McPeters and wife Aley formerly Duncan, Richard O. Taylor and wife Mary A. formerly Duncan of Morgan Co. TN, and Elihu Willson and wife Berlinda J. formerly Duncan and Wiley A. Duncan of Scott Co. TN, to W.L. Schooler and James B. Schooler, for $275, land on Crooked Fork or Beach Fork of Emery, same land on which Elizabeth Duncan now lives, and formerly owned by "his" husband John Duncan decd., 71-1/4 acres, corner to 15 acre survey in name of Wm. Adams; and 30 acres on Tipton's line, Jephtha Duncan's line; and another tract of 20 acres corner to 50 acre survey of Jephetha Duncan, Williams line; and another tract of 50 acres, corner to his 30 acre tract; our undivided interest. (FHL film 978,851)
      M-224(219): 19 Sept. 1857, Elizabeth Duncan, Samuel C. Hall, John McPeters, Richard O. Taylor, Elihu Willson, and Wiley A. Duncan; title bond for shares of Ezra H. Duncan and John C. Duncan, minor heirs of estate of John Duncan, when they arrive at 21, which will be 18 July 1858 for Ezra H. Duncan and 10 Oct. 1860 for John C. Duncan. Wit. C.H. Saffell, D.W. Kelly, Jno. Melton?. (FHL film 978,851)


Morgan Co. TN Court Records (SLC 1/12/1988)
      County Court Minutes 1848-1861 - no index; original (FHL film 978,835)
      County Court Minutes 1848-1861 - no index; rewritten (FHL film 464,129)
      Circuit Court Minutes (Civil) Nov. 1840 - July 1844 - no index (FHL film 978,826)
      Circuit Court Minutes 184? - 1847 - no index (FHL film 978,825)


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HISTORIES before 1923

"Notable men of Tennessee : from 1833 to 1875 : their times and contemporaries" by Oliver P. Temple; pub. New York: Cosmpolitan Press, 1912, 468 pgs. (LH10236, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 976.8 D3t)
      Pg.54: SCOTT COUNTY - Major James S. Duncan, ... Captain J.J. Duncan, ...
            MORGAN COUNTY - James A. Duncan, ...
      Pg.191: BENJAMIN TOLLIVER STAPLES ... one of the leaders of the people on the Union side in 1861, was born in Morgan County, TN, December 24, 1817 ... (MAD: more on Staples family) ... 1861 ... after his release he made his escape into Kentucky and thence to Nashville. Here, he and others obtained authority to raise a regiment of Tennessee Cavalry for the service in the Federal Army, of which Isham Young became Colonel; R.A. Davis, Lieutenant Colonel; J.S. Duncan, Major, and of which he was appointed Adjutant. On the 17th of March, 1863, he and Colonel Davis, Major Duncan, and a few soldiers encountered a Confederate force at Pine Knot, Kentucky, where ... Major Duncan was also killed ...

1883 "History of Greene Co. MO" by Western Hist. Co. (FHL book 977.878 H2h)
      Pg.629-30: Boone Township: H.S. DUNCAN Was born in Morgan Co. TN, July 8, 1843. In the spring of 1846, he removed with his parents to Lawrence county [MO], and there received his education in the common schools. His parents were Dennis K. and Melinda (Hope) Duncan, the former of whom died in 1850, and the latter in 1865. He entered the Confederate service in 1861, ... In 1863, he was taken prisoner and sent to Richmond. After the war he returned to Lawrance county and engaged in school teaching. Coming to Greene county, he taught school here for two years during 1869-70. .... Mr. Duncan was married October 12, 1871, to Miss Mollie C. Robbins, daughter of Harvey Robbins, deceased. Mrs. D.'s parents were also from the State of Tennessee. Four children have been born of this union, three of whom still survive. Mrs. Duncan is a member of the Baptist church, ....


Nathaniel Milton, Rev. War Pension S-1703 (FHL film 971,737)
      Application for Pension; of Morgan Co. TN; in Revolution from Cumberland Co. NC; statement 3 Sept. 1832 by Jeptha Duncan, formerly acting justice of ye peace for said county (Morgan Co. TN) and Andrew (X) Prewhit residing in said Morgan Co. TN ... we are now acquainted with Nathaniel Milton ... believe him to be about 73, believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution. (MAD: no indication Jeptha Duncan lived in Cumberland Co. NC when Nathaniel Milton was in war.)

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, Craven; L 1 Tenn. Inf.; 1893 March 17, Invalid Appl. #1148235, Cert. #942289, Tenn. (MAD: see Morgan Co. TN)
      Duncan, Ezra H., mother Duncan, Elizabeth; 2 Lt. B 2nd Tenn. Inf.; 1864? (1866?) March 30, Mother Appl. #124244, Cert. #123631. (MAD: 1850 Morgan Co. TN)
      Duncan, James S., widow Duncan, Emily; Maj. 7 Tenn. Inf.; 1865 April 24, Widow Appl. #90744, Cert. #91805. (MAD: Morgan Co. TN; she 1883 pension Scott Co. TN)


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