Duncans in Perry Co. TN


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

Last revised September 3, 2007

Formed 1818 from Hickman
Decatur formed 1845 from Perry


1820 Perry Co. TN Census
Pg.  5  John Duncan        100010     - 00100

1830 Perry Co. TN Census
Pg.226  Jane Duncan        102        - 0100,001
   247  John Dunkin        1001,001   - 0000,1
        Willis Dunkin      0020,01    - 0001,001
   251  John Dunkin        0100,01    - 2000,1

1840 Perry Co. TN Census
        no Duncan
Pg.176  William Densan     1000,1     - 0001,1

1850 Perry Co. TN Census
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
Pg.139 (277), #210, Franklin ELISON 21 TN farmer $0
                  Elizabeth 22 TN
                  Sarah F. 1, Hugh 16? (10?) (farmer), John 15 TN
                  (MAD: Franklin Ellison mar. Elizabeth Duncan 6/3/1848 Lawrence Co. TN)
Pg.185 (372), #866, Duncan CAMPBELL 31 TN farmer $100
                  Ann M. 9, William 7, Louisa E. 5 TN
                  Isaac M. 4, James 1 TN
Pg.185 (372), #867, Elijah DUNCAN 44 IN farmer $1100
                  Nancy 39 TN
                  Mary 19, Willis 13 TN
                  Elijah 10, Solomon 7 TN
                  Pleasant 6, Sarah 3 TN
Pg.185 (372), #868, James MORGAN 85 GA farmer
                  Tabitha 70 VA
                  Elizabeth 30 TN
Pg.185 (372), #869, Tubal? CAMPBELL 41 SC & family
Pg.185 (372), #870, Richard CAMPBELL 83 SC (alone)

1860 Perry Co. TN Census
Pg.321, #390, John SMITH 57 TN laborer $0-$0
                  Elizabeth 60 TN
                  Belfield DUNKIN (m) 11, John 7 TN
                  (MAD: Bell C. and John Dunkin in 1880 Decatur Co. TN)
Pg.336, #606, Wm. P. McMACCON 38 TN farmer $0-$150
                  Margaret 23 TN
                  Margaret A. 5, Martin W. 1 TN
                  Josephine DUNCAN (f) 18 TN
                  Lucy A. 29 TN
                  (MAD: "ine" written in small letters at top of line between "Joseph" and "Duncan")
Pg.340, #658, Elijah DUNCAN 53 IN farmer $4000-$3000
                  Nancy 51 TN
                  Mary 26, Solaman 17 TN
                  Pleasant 15, Sarah 12 TN
                  Eli 9 twin, Nancy 9 twin TN
Pg.340, #659, Elizabeth MORGAN 45 TN (blank)
                  James 80 SC (blank)
Pg.340, #660, Elijah T. DUNCAN 21 TN farmer $0-$0
                  Catharine 19 TN
                  Willis 21 TN

1870 Perry Co. TN Census
District 1, P.O. Linden
Pg.411, #34-34, MATHEWS, Emily (f) 41 TN (white) keeps house $5000-$500
                  Wm. 14 TN works on farm
                  Fanny (f) 12 TN "without occupation"
                  John 10 TN works on farm
                  Charley (m) 8, James S. 4 TN
                  DUNCAN, Wm. 21 TN (white) farmer
                  LEE, Elizabeth 48 TN "without occupation" $500-$0
10th District
Pg.493, #36, DUNCAN, W. (m) 30 TN farming $0-$402
                  Mary 21 TN keeps house
                  Wm. 8, July H. (f) 6 TN
                  Jesse R. (m) 4, Neumaga (f) 1 TN
Pg.493, #40, DUNCAN, E. (m) 30 TN farmer $0-$343 (alone)
Pg.495, #57, DUNCAN, E. (m) 67 IN farmer $3500-$1200
                  Nancy 65 TN
                  Polly 33 TN
                  Pleasant (m) 23 TN -- $450
                  Sallie 20, Eli 19, Nancy 19 TN

1880 Perry Co. TN Census (from Ann Kunkel 8/1986; at end of Overton roll of film)
Pg.5, Dist. 145?, Jasper N. DUNCAN 20 TN TN TN son-in-law farmer
                  Pamelia? 20 TN TN TN (or Wimella?)
                  (gives in-law name but film too faint to read)


Perry Co. TN Marriages 1865-1919 (FHL film 977,659; none earlier)
      Duncan, Mary M. to A.J. Warren, lic. 27 Dec. 1870, mar. 28 Dec. by D.L. Edwards (pg.72)
      Duncan, Sarah to Henry Qualls, lic. 29 July 1872, m. 31 July by Copeland (pg.98)
      Duncan, Mary to John Oliver, lic. 11 Aug. 1877, no return (pg.188)
      Duncan, P. (groom) to E.J. Campbell, lic. 29 Dec. 1877, m. 30 Dec. by J.P. Beasley


Perry Co. TN Wills 1863-1900 & later (FHL film 977,667)
      No Duncan until 1930


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)
      Elijah Duncan, 28992, 98-1/2a, 9/29/1847, Perry, 2-864, Middle TN Occupant Grant
      P. Duncan, 26775, 182a, blank, Perry, "26(zeta)"-599, Middle

Perry Co. TN Deed Index 1841-1870 and deeds (index on FHL film 977,669)
      E-124: 1841, Joe J. Berryhill to Willis Duncan (from index only)
      F-41: 26 March 1845, Willis Duncan to John McClanahan, both Perry Co. TN, $280, 75 acres more or less in Dist 10, Range 10, Sec. 7, being the south half of Entry #267 for 150 acres, corner occupant entry #40 in name of Daniel Cherry. Wit. Clinton ??, Robert Young. (FHL film 977,670)
      G-168: 19 Jan. 1848, Thomas Kelly of Hickman Co. TN to Elijah Duncan of Perry Co. TN, $50, 200 acres by estimation on Brush Creek in Range 9, Sec. 6, corner 981 acre entry in name of Hiram Skelton, Jesse B. Daniel's occupant entry, crossing creek. Wit. J.W. Stang?, Thos. Young. Rec. 15 May 1848. (FHL film 977,670)
      G-273: 12 Dec. 1849, Thomas Kelly to Elijah Duncan, $100, 144 acres by estimation in Dist. 10, adj. Hiram Skelton's occupant survey. Wit. Hiram Campbell, Elijah Warren. (FHL film 977,670)
      J-570: 12 Nov. 1857, Richard Campbell to Elijah Duncan, $55, 239 acres and 26 poles by survey, Dist. 10, part of a 426-50/100 acre grant to Thomas Kelly #23635, on Brush Creek, corner entry of Tubal Campbell, with Duncan's line, line that divides Hickman and Perry Co. Wit. Willis Duncan. (FHL film 977,671)


TN Confederate Pension Application (FHL film 969,690)
      #12,766: P. Duncan, rejected claim; of Hickman Co. TN, born Perry Co. TN 1845, enlisted March 1863, Co. H 10th TN Cavalry; married 3 times, size of family: 4, a wife and 2 children; wife age 38, children a boy age 8 and a girl age 3; wife Anna Duncan; Applied 29 April 1911. Statement 5 July 1911 by Eli Duncan re his service. Complete name of P. Duncan never given.

HISTORIES before 1923

1886 "History of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman & Lewis Cos. TN" by Goodspeed (from Evelyn Sigler and Dale O. Duncan)
      Pg.779, Perry Co. Early settlers ... (ca 1818?) John Siser, John Turner, Elijah Duncan and the Cobles on Brush Creek.
      Pg.788, Perry Co.: Minnie Duncan of Perry Co., 1 year old dau. of William R. and Lizzie Duncan, has more living ancestors than any other person in the state. On paternal line: E.T. and Catherine Duncan, grandfather and grandmother; Elijah and Nancy Duncan great-grandparents. Maternal line of her father, her great-grandmother Mrs. Mary McDonald.


Roane Co. TN Wills and Estate Settlements (FHL film 560,100)
      C-47: May 1839 probate, Will of A.D. Duncan of Texas, dated 16 March 1839, being now at Esq. Samuel Elkridge's in Roane Co., TN, in feeble health: Wife Mary D. Duncan land she now lives on; Step-dau. Rosannah Jarman, 1/4 lands located by W.S. McClure, being 1/2 land I have interest in; Dau. Eliza Jane 1/2 land covered by B.C. Fowler's headwright; Infant of wife not born yet when I left home, the other 1/w land; All my other lands when located and title perfected ...; Step-dau. Rosannah Jarmon I relinquish all claim I have to real estate in Perriville [Perry Co.], West Tennessee, which belonged to estate of Wm. Jarman, decd.; If it meets with wife's approbation, Stephen Jarman Esq. act as her guardian; other terms; Exec. Mary D. Duncan, Joseph P. Fort M.D., and Wm. H. Moore; if wife Mary wants to come to TN from Texas she can sell property there; my two brothers-in-law Stephen Jarman and David B. Carns act as executor if wife moves to TN. (MAD: See Red River Co. TX and Hardeman Co. TN)


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