Duncans in Angelina Co. TX

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

Last revised August 30, 2002

ANGELINA CO. TX
Formed 1846 from Nacogdoches
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Angelina Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Angelina Co. TX Census
1st District, P.O. Homer
Pg.93, #580-563, William DUNCAN 30 SC farmer $0-$300
                  Mary 26 MS
                  Frances (f) 3, Green (m) 1 TX
                  (MAD: ages as best I could read; ?? one William W. Duncan mar. Mary A. Silman 3/4/1855 Cherokee Co. TX)

1870 Angelina Co. TX Census (ages as given)
Pennington P.O.
Pg.133, #60-60, DUNCAN, Wm. 48 AL (white) carpenter & farmer, value of real estate L.L., personal $200
                  Mrs. Maria 33 MS hse kpg
                  Fannie (f) 13 TX
                  Green (m) 11, James 9 TX
                  Laura (f) 6, Sarah 3 TX
                  Billie (m) 11/12 TX b.June
 

LAND RECORDS

"Abstract of original titles of Record in Government Land Office" printed 1836 (FHL fiche 6,051,319 and book 976.4 R2u, and from Ray Duncan 2/1995)
      Names of Grantees, Date of Titles, Quantity (Leagues, Labors), Where Situated, Remarks (names in each section listed semi-alphabetic)
      List of Titles issued by George A. Nixon, Commissioner for the Colonies of Burnet, Vehlein, and Zavala, in 1834 & 1835: Vehlein's Colony: Jacob Duncan, May 16, 1835, 1/4 league, situated two leagues from the Angelina, joins D. Nowlan. (pg.125)
            (MAD: Jacob Dunkin on 12 May 1835 had patent to 1/4 league of land in Vehlein's Colony, Angelino Co. TX; from "Index to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in TX" by Virginia H. Taylor, originally published as "Spanish Archives of the General Land Office of TX" (by Glass?), FHL book 976.4 R2tv; Houston, TX, library book 976.4G 549; from Lucille Mehrkam and from Jean Walker 1984. Jacob Dunkin's title listed on pg.17, "Abstract of Titled and Patented Lands Compiled From the Records of the General Land Office of the State of Texas" published in Austin in 1860, and indexed by Paul Campbell; published in Vol.3#2 "Texas Heritage Quarterly," from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and CA State Library, Sutro Branch, book F385 T48)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
      Application, Name, County, Book
      40460, Dunkan, Mrs. M.L., Angelina, 5
      09969, Duncan, Robert A., Angelina, 1
      34192, Duncan, T.W., Angelina, 4
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Pontotoc Co. MS Deeds (FHL film 897,527)
      10-368/9: 26 Jan. 1855, John F. Duncan of Pontotoc Co. MS for $2300 the value of certain slaves sold to John F. Duncan this date by Thomas L. Duncan, and for a compromise and adjustment of various matters in controversy between the said Thomas L. Duncan and myself the said John F. Duncan, sell to Thomas L. Duncan for and during the term of his natural life all those certain tracts of land in Pontotoc Co. known as the SW 1/4 Sec. 11, Twp. 8, Range 3E; the NW 1/4 Sec. 14, Twp. 8, Range 3; and NE 1/4 Sec. 15 of Twp. 8 of Range 3E; also 1268 acres in Angelina Co. in State of Texas purchased by me the said John F. of Joshua Pitts, being the balance of said tract not sold by the said John F. to John Joxey?, Nich. White and Howill Linn, known as the Huffman League; to Thomas L. Duncan for his natural life with remainder to his children, my brothers William L. and Elihu G. Duncan and Milly Neighbors (my sister) and their heirs. Also released by Sarah F. Duncan 26 Jan. 1855. No wit.
      10-497: 26 Jan. 1855, Whereas John F. Duncan has by deed conveyed certain lands in the State of TX to John Doxey, Nich. White and Howell (no last name) respectively incured liability, which said lands in TX were given in exchange for certain tracts of land in Pontotoc, and on a compromise of certain matters in controversy between said John F. Duncan and one Thomas L. Duncan were this day conveyed by deed of even date by the said John F. Duncan to me the said Thomas L. Duncan; whereas also the said John F. Duncan is liable as a joint maker of promissory note dated 10 April 1854 due 12 months after date for $760.00 and signed with the said Thomas L. Duncan at his request and as his security, now the said Thomas L. Duncan being willing to secure the said John F. Duncan from all damage on account of the above recited liabilities, and in consideration of a compromise and an adjustment of various matters in controversy between the said parties; this day for the consideration of $1 (paid) to the said Thomas L. Duncan, said Thomas L. Duncan deeds to William D. Bradford of Pontotoc Co. following property: SW 1/4 Sec. 11, Twp.8, Range 3E; NW 1/4 Sec. 14 Twp. 8 Range 3E; NE 1/4 Sec. 15 Twp. 8 Range 3E, and negro slaves; Thomas L. Duncan retain possession until such time as John F. Duncan shall be compelled to meet the said liabilities and shall request?; the said William D. Bradford shall proceed to sell the property or so much thereof sufficient to satisfy the liability to be met by John F. Duncan, the balance to be paid over to the said Thomas L. Duncan; provided that the property not be sold on account of the damages sustained by reason of breach of warranties aforesaid until John F. Duncan shall have exhausted his remedy against Joshua Pitt on his deed to a certain league of land lying in Angelina Co. TX known as the Huffman League. /s/ Thos. L. Duncan. Note in margin: This trust is satisfied so far as NE 1/4 Sec. 15 Twp.8 R.3E and is released from said trust, 25 May 1857, John F. Duncan.
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Angelina Co. TX:
      George H. Duncan, 5 Dec. 1837, received bounty warrant #698 for 320 acres for service from 4 July to 8 Oct 1836; 320 acres in Angelina Co. were surveyed but not patented; General Land Office file Nac Bty 421. ("Bounty and Donation Land Grants of Texas 1835-1888" by Thomas Lloyd Miller, 1967, for service between 1835 and 1846, from records of the TX General Land Office; from Lucille Mehrkam 1984)
            One George H. Duncan, on 5 Dec. 1835, had patent to 1 league of land in Smith's Colony, Harrison? Co. TX (from "Index to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in TX" by Virginia H. Taylor, originally published as "Spanish Archives of the General Land Office of TX" (by Glass?), FHL book 976.4 R2tv; Houston, TX, library book 976.4G 549; from Lucille Mehrkam and from Jean Walker 1984). George H. Duncan on 15 Feb. 1836 also had patent to 10 leagues of land, in Durst & Williams Colony (ibid). George H. Duncan's title to a 1st Class grant (he living in TX March 4, 1836) in Wise Co. TX was listed on pg.1540, "Abstract of Titled and Patented Lands Compiled From the Records of the General Land Office of the State of Texas" published in Austin in 1860 (indexed by Paul Campbell; published in Vol.3#2 "Texas Heritage Quarterly," from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and CA State Library, Sutro Branch, book F385 T48).
 

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