Duncan research files of
1850 Scott Co. TN Census (and from Roy Hall 2/1989)
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
Pg.361 (721), #15-16, Champain DUNCAN 39 TN farmer $0
Sary 43 TN
Rutha 17, Joshua 16 TN farmer
Lucinda 14, Eliza 13 TN
Gideon 11, Rosey 1 TN
John ADKINS 34 TN farmer $100
Parsetta 34 TN
Solomon ADKINS 74 TN
Sary 13, Prier 10 TN
Sherwood 8, Arthur 6 TN
Martha 4, Margarett 2 TN
(MAD: Rosey plainly age 1, not age 7)
Pg.361 (721), #16-17, John DUNCAN 28 TN farmer $350
Leutilda 30 TN
G.B. (m) 8, Russell 6 TN
Drewsey (f) 4, Sary M. 2 TN
Thesia 1 TN
(MAD: 1860 Madison Co. IN census)
Pg.361 (721), #20-21, Joshua DUNCAN 50 VA farmer $1500
Rosey 48 TN
Emanuel 22, Oliver 19 TN (farmers)
Nancy 16, Joshua 14 TN
Granvell (m) 12, Champain (m) 10 TN
Rosey 8, David 2 TN
(MAD per R.C. Duncan: ? son of Benjamin & Mary, Anderson Co. TN)
Pg.362 (723), #24-25, Wm. JEFFERS 34 TN farmer $0
Priscilla 32 TN
G.B. DUNCAN (m) 32 TN farmer $0
Amanda 21 TN
Parasitta 1 TN
Pg.364 (728), #38-59, Joel CHITWOOD 38 TN farmer $0
Saryan 24 TN
Wm. 13, James Y. 11 TN
Granville C. 8, Martha 6, Emily 3 TN
(MAD: Joel Chitwood mar. Sarah Duncan 1/22/1843 Franklin Co. TN)
Pg.366 (732), #89-89, Henry DUNCAIN 27 TN farmer $300
Catharine 22 TN
M. (m) 3, Emanuel (m) 11/12 TN
Pg.366 (732), #90-90, Henry DUNCAIN 65 VA no occ $30
Clary 32 TN
Henry 11, F. (m) 11 TN
Joshua 5, C.C. (m) 2 TN
Pg.373 (745), #174-174, Larkin W. CROSS 27 TN farmer $150
Henrietta 24 TN
Rebecca 3, Manuel 9/12 TN
(MAD: Larkin W. Cross mar. Henrietta Duncan 4/2/1846 Campbell Co. TN)
Pg.377 (753), #228-228, Jesse HIX 41 TN
Mary 39 VA
Emily 10, F.M. (m) 8, Thomas 6 TN
Sally 5, Mary 2 TN
(MAD: Jesse "Hiz?" or "Hise" mar. Mary Duncan 1/20/1838 Campbell Co. TN; probably not the Jesse T. Hix in 1840 Giles Co. TN pg.102)
1860 Scott Co. TN Census (pg.209 also from Theresa McCoy 12/2002)
District 1, 7/6/1860, P.O. Huntsville, handwritten pg.60 (households at top of page were #405-376, #406-377)
Pg.195, #404-380, George W. DUNCAIN 33 KY farmer $300-$300
Melissa 30 KY
John S. 10 KY
Alfred C. 8 TN
Angellette (f) 6 TN
Nancy E. 4 TN
District 3, handwritten pg.61
Pg.204, (cont), Milly J. 1 TN
Pg.204, #405-381, James SEXTON? 24 TN & family
(MAD: one George W. Duncan mar. Malissa Daugherty, 9/7/1848 in Wayne Co. KY, bond John Crawford Hurt)
Pg.199 (84), #578-538, Sarrah CARSON 83 TN housekeeper $300-$350
Clary DUNCAN 35 TN hired servant
Peter 7 TN
Sarrah CARSON 15 TN
Jackson 15 TN hired servant
Pg.201 (87), #593-545, Henery DUNCAIN 37 TN farmer $1000-$450
Catherine 31 TN
Marion (m) 12, Emanuel 10 TN
Joshua 8, Louis (m) 6 TN
Rebecca 1 TN
Pg.205 (63), #420-395, Rutha DUNCAIN 74 VA housekeeper $0-$200
Martha A. 27, Agnes H. 25 TN
Craven (m) 40 TN farm laborer
Rollen B. (m) 15 MS ("Miss")
Sarah C. 10 TX
(MAD: Craven in 1850 Lawrence Co. AL census)
Pg.209 (14), #104-89, Isaac JEFFERS 31 TN farmer $500-$100
Lavicy (f) 30 TN
Joshua D. 13, Nancy 12, Sally 7 TN
Mandora 5, James 3, Mary E. 9/12 TN
(MAD: wife Love or Lovis Duncan, per Theresa McCoy 12/2002; 1850 TN census, no Isaac Jeffers indexed as head of household, one Isaac Jeffers age 18 in another Jeffers household in Scott Co. TN)
Pg.211 (5), #32-27, John DUNCAIN 48 KY farmer $500-$400
Nancy 46 TN
John 12, Sarrah 7 TN
(MAD: from Anderson Co. TN; 1870 Anderson Co. TN census)
Pg.212 (7), #48-41, Jacob SHOOPMAN 23 TN farmer $300-$1380
Mary 22 TN
Nancy A. 5, Wilson 2 TN
James COOPER 21, Elizabeth 16 TN
(MAD: Jacob Shoopman mar. Mary Duncan 5/11/1856)
Pg.213 (9), #67-58, Green B. DUNCAIN 31 TN farmer $300-$750
Manda 31 TN
Parazidia (f) 10, Newton 8 TN
Malinda 6, Pernette (f) 4 TN
Loucinda 2 TN
Pg.215 (20), #143-124, J.J. DUNCAIN (m) 26 TN farmer $600-$400
Mary C. 28 TN
Julia A. 5, Martha 2 TN
Pg.217 (24), #173-151, Joshua DUNCAIN 24 TN farmer $400-$445
Sarrah A. 26 TN
Nancy 3, Joshua 1 TN
Pg.217 (24), #176-154, Joshua DUNCAIN Sr. 61 VA farmer $2000-$2660
Rosey 59 TN
David 12, Elizabeth 9 TN
Benjamin POSLEY 17 VA farm laborer
Pg.217 (24), #177-155, Champion DUNCAIN 20 TN farm laborer $0-$200
Emaly 20 TN (not m/in/yr)
Pg.217 (24), #178-156, Granvill Duncan 22 TN farmer $400-$400
Louisa 23 TN
Rodes (m) 9/12 TN
Pg.218 (25), #182-160, Oliver DUNCAIN 29 TN farmer $600-$495
Rutha 26 TN
Loucinda 3, Joshua 1 TN
Pg.218 (25), #185-162, Champion DUNCAIN 50 VA farmer $0-$730
Sarrah 52 TN
Loucinda 21, Rosey 17 TN
Champion DUNCAIN Jr. 10 TN
Pg.218 (25), #186-163, Gideon DUNCAIN 20 TN farmer $0-$0
Catherine 25 TN (not m/in/year)
(MAD: "Catherine" plainly written)
Pg.218 (25), #187-164, John Wirt " (DUNCAIN) 24 TN farmer $0-$150
Margerett 21 TN
Reason 2 NC
Pg.234 (71), #478-449, Wiley A. DUNCAIN 32 TN farmer $500-$450
Abigale 38 TN
Matilda 10, Sousan F. (f) 9 TN
Clarasee (f) 6, Mary A. 3 TN
Abigale 1 TN
(MAD: 1850 Morgan Co. TN census)
Pg.234 (71), #480-451, Elihue WILSON 36 TN farmer $1000-$460
Malinda J. 29 TN
Lenora 12, Rebecca 10, William R. 9 TN
Ruth 6, Sarrah 6, John C. 4, Charles H. 1 TN
(MAD: ?? mar. Berlinda J. Duncan bef. 1857 in Morgan Co. TN; see Morgan Co. TN 1850)
Pg.237 (2), #10-8, Isaac DUNCAIN 44 TN farmer $150-$200
Elizabeth 30 TN
William 17, Martha J. 15 TN
(MAD: Isaac Duncan mar. Elizabeth Lowe 1839 Anderson Co. TN; 1850 Anderson Co. TN census)
1870 Scott Co. TN Census (and from Steven Alsip 3/1998)
2nd Civil District
Pg.244, #92, DUNCAN, Henry 47 TN farmer $1000-1000
Rutha 34 TN keeping house
Joshua 18, Ewell M. 9, Aaron 5 TN
Pg.245, #102-102, DUNCAN, Marion (m) 22 TN (white) farmer $0-$250
Jane 21 TN keeping house
Emanuel 2 TN at home
(MAD: Marion's age written over 22 or 23)
Pg.245, #103-103, DUNCAN, Emanuel 20 TN farmer $0-$150
Jane 19 TN keeping house
Henry 1/12 TN at home b.May
3rd Civil District
Pg.251, #31, DUNCAIN, Emily 51 KY keeping house $600-350
Mary 26, Lydia 23 TN
Burton M. 21 (farmhand), Jane E. 15 TN
(MAD: widow of James S. of 1850-60 Morgan Co. TN)
Pg.252, #51, DUNCAN, Melissa 40 KY keeping house $300-440
John S. 20 KY farmer $100-150
Rosey J. 18, Nancy E. 13, Milla J. (f) 11 TN
4th Civil District
Pg.257, #62, DUNCAN, Green B. 40 TN farmer $500-410
Amanda 41 TN
Newton 17, Malinda 16 TN
Barzilla (f) 11, William J. 9 TN
Arlena 7, Elizabeth A. 1 TN
5th Civil District
Pg.259, #12, DUNCAN, William 28 TN farmer 0-$125
Barzilla 28 TN
Michael 6, Elizabeth 4 KY
John 3, Polly 1 TN
LOW, Columbus 5 TN
Pg.260, #15, DUNCAN, Isaac 54 TN farmer $100-187
Elizabeth 49 TN
6th Civil District
Pg.261, #3, DUNCAIN, Joshua J. 36 TN farmer $1000-800
Mary S. 39 TN
Julia Ann 15, Martha M. 12 TN
Susanah J. 9 TN
Pg.264, #50, DUNCAIN, Granville C. 32 TN farmer $300-700
Louisa J. 31 TN
Rhodes (m) 11, Elizabeth 9 TN
Joshua 6, Rosey 4, Emily 1 TN
Pg.266, #89, DUNCAIN, Oliver 38 TN farmer $1000-850
Ruthey 36 TN
Lucinda 13, Joshua 12, Champion 10 TN
Julia E. 5, William 3 TN
Pg.267, #92, DUNCAIN, Sarah 62 TN keeping house
Lucinda 32, Rosey M. 23 TN
Helen M. 2, Elizabeth 2 TN
Pg.267, #93, DUNCAIN, Champion 30 TN farmer $500-200
Emily 32 TN
Emanuel 9, Francis M. (f) 7, Oliver 5 TN
Granville 3, Joshua D. 1 TN
8th Civil District
Pg.276, #17, DUNCAN, Joshua Sr. 70 VA farmer $900-800
Rosey 68 TN
Clara 44 TN domestic servant
Pg.279, #67, DUNCAN, David 21 TN farmer $200-250
Armilda 22 TN
Pg.279, #70, DUNCAN, Joshua Jr. 34 TN farmer $500-125
Sarah 35 TN
Nancy 12, Joshua 10, Joel 8 TN
Granville 5, Rosey 3, Elizabeth 1 TN
1880 Census, Buffalo, Scott County, Tennessee (from Kathy Cawley 2/3/2009)
S.D.# 12?, E.D.# 129, Page# 250A, Image# 6 of 13
Oliver, age 49, Head, farmer, TN./VA./TN.
Rutha, age 47, Wife, keeping house, TN./VA./TN.
Joshua, age 19, Son, farmhand, attends school, TN./TN./TN.
Champion, age 17, Son, farmhand, attends school, TN./TN./TN.
Jullia E., age 15, Daughter, attends school, TN./TN./TN.
William C., age 12, Son, attends school, TN./TN./TN.
Emily J., age 10, Daughter, at home, TN./TN./TN.
Sarah, age 7, Daughter, TN./TN./TN.
S.D.# 1, E.D.# 129, Page# 251C & D, Image# 8 & 9 of 13
Champion, age 39, Head, farmer, TN./VA./TN.
Emily, age 42, Wife, keeping house, TN./VA./OH.
Emanuel, age 19, Son, farmhand, attends school, TN./TN./TN.
Francis M., age 15, Son, farmhand, attends school, TN./TN./TN.
Oliver, age 13, Son, farmhand, TN./TN./TN.
Granville, age 12, Son, farmhand, TN./TN./TN.
Joshua, age 9, Son, TN./TN./TN.
Sarah, age 8, Daughter, TN./TN./TN.
Rosa, age 7, Daughter, TN./TN./TN.
Mary, age 5, Daughter, TN./TN./TN.
Joseph, age 2, Son, TN./TN./TN.
1880 Census, Huntsville, Scott County, Tennessee (from Kathy Cawley 2/3/2009)
Village of Helenwood
S.D.# 1, E.D.# 28, Page# 218A, Image# 1 of 29
J.J., age 46, Head, dry goods merchant, TN./VA./LA.
Mary S., age 49, Wife, keeping house, TN./TN./TN.
CROSS, Harriett, age 24, 2nd Cousin, house keeper, TN./TN./TN.
DUNCAN, Helen, age 9, Niece, house girl, TN./TN./TN.
CLAXTON, William, age 23, servant, works on farm, TN./TN./TN.
S.D.# 1, E.D.# 128, Page# 228A, Image# 18 of 29
Rhodes, age 19, Head, farmer, TN./TN./TN.
Elizabeth, age 17, Wife, keeping house, TN./TN./TN.
Elizabeth A., age 7/12 Nov., Daughter, TN./TN./TN.
KDC: Rhodes Duncan m. Elizabeth E. Cordill on November 14, 1878 in Scott County, TN.
1900 Census, 8th Civil District, Scott County, Tennessee (from Kathy Cawley 2/3/2009)
S.D.# 2, E.D.# 131, Page# 74A & B, Image# 3 & 4 of 40
G.C., Head, Feb 1832, age 62, m'd 41 yrs., 4 chi.?, TN./VA./TN., farmer
Anna L., Wife, May 1856, age 44, m'd 10 yrs., 3 chi. born, 3 living, TN,/KY./KY.
David, Son, May 1878, age 22, single, TN./TN./TN.
Andrew, Son, Sept 1882, age 19, single, TN./TN./TN.
Mary, Daughter, Jul 1883, age 16, TN./TN./TN.
Nely, Son, Feb 1886, age 14, TN./TN./TN.
Martha, Daughter, Sept 1892, age 7, TN./TN./TN.
Nancy, Daughter, Oct 1894, age 5, TN./TN./TN.
Tommy, Son, Feb 1897, age 3, TN./TN./TN.
KDC: Andrew Duncan enlisted in 1901; on Military & Naval Forces census, 1920 Cumberland Co. ME
1900 Scott Co. TN Census (HeritageQuest Image 8/14/2010)
10th Civil District, SD 2, ED 133, Sheet 6
Pg.108A, #80-80, DUNCAN, Jasper, head, w/m, May 1863, age 37, mar. 5y, TN TN TN, farmer, can read/write, owns farm
Lena E., wife, w/f, May 1874, age 26, mar. 5y, 1 ch, 0 living, TN TN TN, can read/write
BOWLIN, Peggy Ann, Cousin, w/f, Mch. 1884, age 16, single, TN TN TN, house servant, attended school 2 months, cannot read/write
1910 Census, Military and Naval Forces, Fort Mills, Corregidor, Phillipines (from Kathy Cawley 1/30/2009)
S.D.# [blank], E.D.# 207, Page# 157, Image# 11 of 16
5th Company, Coast Artillery Corp.
DUNCAN, Andrew, Sgt., age 28, single, TN./TN./TN., soldier
(KDC & MAD: 1900 Scott Co. TN)
KDC: On the 1920 census, Sgt. Andrew Duncan is in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine and he is single.
1920 Scott Co. TN Census (HeritageQuest image 1/29/2009)
District 4, S.D. 2, E.D. 179, Sheet 21B; Old Eight District
Pg.99, #197-197, DUNCAN, Gran C., head, O(wns?), F(arm?), M/W [age] 81 mar. no/yes/yes TN TN TN yes none
Annaliza?, wife, f/w 64 mar. no/no/no TN TN TN yes none
Go to the Scott Co. TN Deed Index and Land Entries
Go to the Scott Co. TN Deed Books A, B, and C
Go to the Scott Co. TN Deed Books C to P
Scott Co. TN Deed Book U (full text from Leamon Duncan 3/22/2011, MAD's extract)
U-565: Indenture 10 Dec. 1890, from G.B. Duncan to Jasper Duncan, all Scott Co. TN, for love for my son Jasper Duncan, parcel of land in Scott Co. TN on the waters of New River and in Civil District No. 10, beg. at large chestnut, a corner of the Newton Duncan Tract, then with said line to a chestnut oak at some Rocks, being N Duncans corner, then down the ridge to the old Drewry Smiths line to New River, then down the river to a conditional between Hughett and Duncan, then with said conditional line to the beginning. /s/ G.B. Duncan. Witness J.H. Jeffers, Newton Duncan. G.B. Duncan personally appeared, J.H. Jeffers and Newton McDuncan the witnesses appeared. This January the 5th day 1891. Signed H Reed, Clerk, County Court.
Go to the Scott Co. TN Court Records
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, Champion, widow Duncan, Sarah; A 1 Tenn N.G.; 1898 Jan. 17, Invalid Appl. #1203718, no cert., Tenn; 1905 April 13, Widow Appl. #826021, no cert., KY. (MAD: Campbell & Scott Co. TN & Wayne Co. KY)
Duncan, George, widow Duncan, Melissa; B 2 Tenn. Inf.; 1866 June 6, Widow Appl. #127825, Cert. #102968. (MAD: Wayne Co. TN; see Scott Co. TN, mar. Wayne Co. KY)
Duncan, Gideon B.; C. Scott's Co. E. Tenn. H.G. (Miscel); 1892 Nov. 26, Invalid Appl. #1139833, Cert. #985376, Tenn. (MAD: ? Scott Co. TN)
Duncan, Granville, widow Duncan, Annie L., A E Tenn. Natl. Gds, A 1 Tenn N.G.; 1892 Feb. 8, Invalid Appl. #1089832, Cert. #912006, Tenn.; 1921 Oct. 18, Widow Appl. #1180210, Cert. #913070, Tenn. (MAD: ? Scott Co. TN)
Duncan, Isaac; G 2 Tenn. Inl? & Indian War; 1893 Jan. 21, Invalid Appl. #1144339, no cert., Tenn; remarks Trans to Ind. War I. cif. 6138, Wid. cif 7254. (MAD: Anderson & Scott 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)
"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 ...
Morgan Co. TN Deed (FHL film 978,851)
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.
Whitley Co. KY Deed (FHL film 533,550)
4-576/578: 27 Oct. 1857, James Foster and wife Rebecca of Whitley Co. KY to Joshua Duncan of Scott Co. TN, for $300 paid, sell tract or parcel of land containing 131 acres in two surveys, both joining together, in Whitley Co. KY, all on the watters of Orter Creek and bounded, tract containing 81 acres beg. on a flat knobb on the west side of the Creek, then ... crossing the creek, to ... bank of a drean, then ... to the beginning. 2nd Tract baring date from 22 March 1853 containing 50 acres beg. at 3 chesnut oaks, then ... to the beginning, making in the whole 131 acres agreeable to the "too" patents, more or less, together with the appertanances, warrant title. /s/ James (X) Foster, Rebeca (X) Foster. Wit. J. Neal, Charles Foster. They appeared 19 June 1858 before L.K. Craig, D.C., recorded 11 Aug. 1858. (MAD: spelling as given) (FHL film 533,550)
"Family Record As Was Given to me by Major Duncan 2 at Fort Thomas, KY, in 1909" (faint copy of two charts from Steven Alsip 2/1994 who received them from Robert Sidney Duncan presently of Coralville, IA, who got them from his father; Mr. Duncan said he knew there were a few mistakes on them; it was compiled in 1909; included here with permission of Robert S. Duncan; numbers and names in brackets added by MAD for clarity)
 Father: Joshua H. Duncan; his [Joshua H.'s] bro. W.G. Duncan, F.M. Duncan; his [Joshua H.'s] sis. Bettie A. Duncan, Emma Duncan, Nona Duncan. F.M. died May 1903, Nona died 1903, W.G. died Dec? 1905, Bettie died Aug. 1939.
 His [Joshua H.'s] Father: Rhodes Duncan; Father dec. Dec. 15, 19--; his [Rhodes'] bro. J.H. Duncan, G.F. Duncan, Solman Duncan, David Duncan, A.J. Duncan, W.L. Duncan, Tom Duncan; his [Rhodes'] sis. Bettie Duncan, Rosa Duncan, Emma Duncan, Mary Duncan, Martha Duncan, Nancy Duncan.
 His [Rhodes's] Father: Rev. G.C. Duncan (Dec. 192-); his [G.C.'s] bro. Champ Duncan, Oliver Duncan, David Duncan, Joshua Duncan, Marion Duncan; his [G.C.'s] sis. Sinda Duncan, Sarrah Duncan, Rose Duncan, Sally Duncan.
 His [G.C.'s] Father: Joshua Duncan; his [Joshua's] bro. Gideon Duncan, David Duncan, Claburn Duncan, Will "Ducan", Henry Duncan, John Duncan, Freeman Duncan, Champ Duncan.
 His [Rhodes'] Mother: Line Duncan; her [Line's] bro. Cal Stanley, Rhoades Stanley.
[9?] His mother Nancy Duncan. (MAD: Nancy Duncan may be mother of G.C. Duncan, out of place on the chart which gives her in the position for father of Line Duncan)
 His [Joshua H.'s] Mother: Eisabeth E. Duncan, mother dec. Jan. 28, 1944; her [Eisabeth E.'s] bro. F.M. Cordell; her [Elisabeth E.'s] sis: Ann Cordell.
 Her [Eisebeth? E.'s] father: W.J. Cordell (Dec. 1902); his [W.J.'s] bro: Mart. Cordell, Jack Cordell, Marion Cordell; his [W.J.'s] sis: Martha Cordell.
 His [W.J.'s] father Thomas Cordell;  his [W.J.'s] mother Martha Cordell.
 Her [Elisebeth? E.'s] mother: Mary Cordell (Dec. 1896); her [Mary's] bro. Tom Creekmore; her [Mary's] sis. Mandy Creekmore.
 Her [Mary's] father Balentine Creekmore;  her [Mary's] mother Mary L. Creekmour.
Comments 4/11/1994 by Robert Sidney Duncan: Some of the above information is INCORRECT. The chart was prepared in Jan. 1944 at the time his grandmother, Elizabeth Eleanor Cordell Duncan, died; that left his father Joshua Howard, and his father's sister Emma Jane Duncan Evans, as the only survivors of that generation in the family; Emma Jane died 28 July 1980. These were memories of Joshua Howard Duncan as to what had been told him by a Major Duncan at Fort Thomas KY in 1909, and recalled by Joshua Howard Duncan 35 years later, in Jan. 1944.
Robert Sidney Duncan has copies of his great-great-grandfather's (Joshua b. 1799) journal which is a record of sales and purchases in his store on Buffalo and minutes of the Baptist Church that was started in Scott Co. TN about 1850; this seems to be the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Oneida. Census records show Granville C. "Whig", the preacher, to have been first married to Louisa J.; if Joshua Howard Duncan was correct that her brothers were Cal and Rhoads Stanley, which would account for their son's being named Rhoads; she was a Stanley. Granville C.'s mother was Rosa Sartin.
"Atchison Daily Globe" Atchison, Kansas, Saturday, June 12, 1886 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 12. -- There is intense excitement in Scott County over the sensational elopement of J.J. DUNCAN, clerk and master, with the wife of James Foster, a prominent merchant. Duncan is one of the best known men in this section, and has had the office of clerk and master for twenty years. He is now seventy years of age, and deserted his wife and two daughters and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Foster left her husband and nine children, and it is reported took a pile of money belonging to her foresaken husband.
Return to Index to Duncan Research Files in Tennessee
Return to The Genealogy Bug's Home Page