Duncan research files of
1850 Dallas Co. TX Census
No Duncan indexed
1860 Dallas Co. TX Census
Pg.364, #218-222, Jones GREEN 42 IL farmer $7400-$13425
Mary A. 33 IL
Jno. T. 14, Wm. R. 12 TX
Alonzo W. 9, Calvin A. 7 TX
Jack W. 3, Lucy A. 1 TX
Frank DUNCAN 23 IL farm laborer
Geo. YOAKUM 31 IL farm laborer
Harrison TENNY? 32 IL farm laborer
1870 Dallas Co. TX Census
Precinct 3, P.O. Dallas
Pg.365, #647-642, HILL, Elizabeth 51 OH keeps house $0-$255
Merriet (m) 21 IA works on farm
Jacob 18 IA
DUNCAN, J.S. (m) 22 NC works on farm mar/in/Jany.
Elizabeth C. 15 IA mar/in/Jany.
Precinct 1, P.O. Dallas
Pg.419, #1331-1324, SWINDELLS, John W. 44 NY printer $3000-$4000
Minerva M. 29 KY keeps house
Eugene W. (m) 11, Fannie B. (f) 10 TX
James H. 7, Charles S. 4 TX
DUNCAN, Mary 25 MS BLACK domestic servant
Malinda 15 TX BLACK
HALL, W.H. (m) 20 TX (white; no occupation)
WILLIAMSON, J.M. (m) 20 KY (white; no occupation)
1880 CENSUS, DALLAS, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy Cawley 7/2005)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 56, PAGE # 43D, IMAGE 4 OF 60
JAMES, W/M, AGE 54, HEAD, M'D., GROCER, WORK 12 MOS., KY/KY/KY
KITTY, W/F, AGE 53, WIFE, M'D., KEEKING HOUSE, KY/KY/KY
S.W.S., W/M, AGE 30, SON, SINGLE/W'D., LAND AGT., WORK 12 MOS., KY/KY/KY
JACK, W/M, AGE 28, SON, SINGLE, DETECTIVE, WORK 6 MOS., HEMORIDGE FROM GUN SHOT, KY/KY/KY
MACK, W/M, AGE 25, SON, SINGLE, GROCER, WORK 12 MOS., KY/KY/KY
EMMA, W/F, AGE 20, DAUGHTER, SINGLE, KY/KY/KY
ANNA, W/F, AGE 18, DAUGHTER, SINGLE, KY/KY/KY
MARY, W/F, AGE 12, DAUGHTER, SINGLE, ATTENDS SCHOOL, KY/KY/KY
DORITY, EDDY, W/M, AGE 20, NEPHEW, SINGLE, TEAMSTER, WORK 12 MOS., MO/MO/MO
DUNCAN, JOSIE, W/F, AGE 5, ADOPTED, PA/PA/PA
(MAD: 1870 Hardin Co. KY census)
1900 CENSUS, DALLAS WARD 5, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy Cawley 7/2005)
S.D.# 6TH, E.D.# 105, PAGE # 207A, IMAGE # 1 OF 31
GEORGE H., HEAD, W/M, APRIL 1854, AGE 46, M'd 19 YRS., KY/VA/KY BLACKSMITH
ISABELL, WIFE, W/F, AUG 1863, AGE 36, 5 CHI. BORN, 1 LIVING, ENG/SCO/GA
WILLIAM H., SON, W/M, MAY 1882, AGE 18, SINGLE, TX/KY/ENG MESSENGER SER.
JACK R., BRO., W/M, SEPT 1850, AGE 49, W'd., KY/VA/KY BLACKSMITH
JESSIE, NIECE, W/F, DEC 1890, AGE 9, TX/KY/KY AT SCHOOL
HERALD, EMA, COOK, B/F, OCT 1877, AGE 22, SINGLE, TX/GA/GA COOK
ALL CAN READ/WRITE/SPEAK ENGLISH
1900 CENSUS, DALLAS JUSTICE PCT. 1, WARD 10, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS
S.D.#6TH, E.D.# 121, PAGE 138A, IMAGE # 5 OF 12
SIMP, HEAD, W/M, OCT 1849, AGE 40, M'D 16 YRS., KY/KY/KY ABSTRACT LAWER
DENITA, WIFE, W/F, JUNE 1851, AGE 48, M'D, 1 CHI. BORN 1 LIVING, TX/AL/AL
JOSEPHENE, DAUGHTER, W/F, DEC 1877, AGE 22, SINGLE, PA/PA/PA
MUELLER, AUGUST, SERVANT, W/M, APR 1857, AGE 48, SINGLE, SWI/SWI/UNK
ALL CAN READ/WRITE/SPEAK ENGLISH
1910 CENSUS, DALLAS CITY, JUSTICE PCT. 1, WARD 3, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy Cawley 7/2005)
S.D.# 5, E.D.# 34, PAGE # 250B, IMAGE 20 OF 26
448 NORTH HASKELL AVENUE
CATHERINE, HEAD, F/W, AGE 84, W'D, 8 CHI. BORN,6 LIVING, KY/GA/VA
MARY A., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 40, SINGLE, KY/GA/KY
MILLER, CHARLEY L., LODGER, M/W, AGE 19, SINGLE, IA./U.S./WI. LABOR/ELEC. CO.
652 NORTH HASKELL AVENUE
JAMES A., HEAD, M/W, AGE 56, M1X, 24 YRS., N.Y./IRE./IRE. SOLICITOR/TELE. CO.
ANNA, WIFE, F/W, AGE 49, M1X, 3 CHI. BORN, 3 LIVING, KY/GA/KY
GEORGE W., SON, M/W, AGE 22, M1X, I YR., TX/N.Y./KY. CLERK/DRUG STORE
IDA, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 23, SINGLE, TX./N.Y./KY.
BILL CLERK/RETAIL DRY GOODS STORE
HARRY E., SON, M/W, AGE 20, SINGLE, TX./N.Y./KY. INSURANCE AGENT/FIRE
BESSIE, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, F/W, AGE 19, M1X, 1 YR., NO CHI., N.Y./N.Y./N.Y.
(KDC: could this be Anna Duncan enumerated on the 1880 census? The Kenny family are listed next to Catherine and Mary A. Duncan).
S.D.# 5, E.D.# 35, PAGE # 265B, IMAGE 22 OF 27
1060 ROSS AVENUE
SIMION W.S., HEAD, M/W, AGE 60, M2X, 27 YRS., KY/KY/KY
DENIA, WIFE, F/W, AGE 58, M1X, NO CHI., TX/LA/LA
JOSEPHINE, ADOPTED DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 26, SINGLE, TX/TX/TX
ALL CAN READ/WRITE
1920 CENSUS, DALLAS CITY, JUSTICE PCT. 1, WARD 3, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy Cawley 7/2005)
S.D.# 5, E.D.# 16, PAGE # 131B, IMAGE 8 OF 32
4616 ROSE AVENUE
JOSEPHINE, HEAD, F/W, AGE 37, SINGLE, PA/KY/TX READ/WRITE
CASTLEMAY?, HERIETTA L., BOARDER, F/W, AGE 60, W'D, TX/KY/KY
DURHAM, ELLONIA, F/W, AGE 38, SINGLE, MS/MS/MS TEACHER/PUBLIC SCHOOL
MULLER, AUGUST, HELPER, M/W, AGE 66, M'D, SWI/SWI/SWI
HUDEE, FRANCIS, HOUSEKEEPER, F/W, AGE 25, SINGLE, AUS/AUS/AUS
Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
Application, Name, County, Book
38157, Duncan, D.B., Dallas, 4
1892 "Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas ... : containing a history of this importat section of the great state of Texas, from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time ... and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of today .." pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. (FHL film 1,000,602 item 5; Houston, TX, library book 976.43M533; from Lucille Mehrkam 1984, and from index cards of Kit Smith 1983)
Pg.485: JOSEPH S. DUNCAN, a successful farmer of Dallas county, is a son of John R. and Elizabeth (Wilson) Duncan. The father, who was born in Anson Co. NC in 1806, moved to Mississippi in 1848, settling in DeSoto county, where he lived until his death, in 1863. He was a wealthy planter before the war, but lost everything during that great struggle. He had three sons in the C.W., one of whom, Thomas C., was wounded at Denmark, TN, and the father hearing of it started on horseback in the hot weather to see him, but the exposures of the journey proved fatal to him. Our subject's mother was born in Anson Co. NC in 1813, was married in that county, and accompanied her husband to DeSoto Co. MS and shared his fortunes until 1863, when she too passed away, her death being hastened by the death of her husband under such distressing circumstances. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan had the following children: Thomas C., who is engaged in the mercantile business at Cockrum, MS; Elizabeth J., who died in DeSoto Co; Andrew H., who died in the C.W. in 1863, from the effects of becoming overheated while carrying his brother, Thomas C. off the battlefield; Annie E., deceased in DeSoto Co., was the wife of Frank Cummings; Lydia A., a resident of DeSoto Co.; John T., a resident of West Dallas, and a sketch of whom will be found in this work; Joseph S., our subject; Robert F., of Dallas Co.; Wm. Benjamin, of DeSoto Co.; and Mickie, the widow of Wm. Cockrum, of Cockrum, MS. Of these children, three, Thomas C., Andrew H. and John T., served in the C.W. and the second Andrew H., died in the service.
The subject of this sketch was born in Anson Co. NC Sept. 25, 1847, but was reared in DeSoto Co. MS, where his parents had removed when he was small. He came to Texas in 1867, and in 1870 to Dallas Co., where he bought a farm of 320 acres in the northwest part of the county, on Grapevine prairie and Cottonwood creek. Only thirty acres of this place was broken, but he now has 135 acres under a fine state of cultivation, and the remainder in pasture and hay land. Mr. Duncan has been engaged in farming since coming to this county, has his place under a good state of cultivation, and has bought and sold other land in the county.
He was married Jan. 3 1870 to Miss Elizabeth H. Hill, who was born in Iowa but reared in this county, a daughter of Joshua Hill, who came from Iowa to Dallas Co. TX in 1853. Mr. & Mrs. Duncan have had six children: John K, Minnie E., Ella M., and Harry Grady are the living and Cora Luena and Joseph W. are deceased.
Pg.940: J.T. DUNCAN, a prominent stock-dealer, who has been a resident of Dallas Co. TX since the fall of 1874, was born in Anson Co. NC May 24, 1844. His parents, John and Elizabeth (Cayson) Duncan, were descendants of Scotch and English ancestry, and were natives of NC. The Duncan family moved to MS in 1848, and settled in DeSoto Co., where the father engaged in farming, and where he and his wife lived the rest of their days. Of their eleven children ten lived to be grown, and seven still survive. During the war in 1862, the father died while on his way to see his son who was wounded in Denmark, TN. The father and three of the family died within four weeks. He was fifty-six years old at the time of his death. The mother survived him one year, dying at the age of fifty, her death being hastened by troubles caused by the late war.
J.T. Duncan was reared on a farm, and received his education in the common schools. He remained at home until June 1, 1863, when, at the age of eighteen years, he enlisted in Co. I, Duff's battalion. Going out with a scouting company, he was captured near Bolivar, TN, and was confined in prison in Alton, Ill. During his imprisonment his mother died. He was there about six weeks. Then, on account of illness, he returned to his home for a short time. Rejoining his command, Duff's battalion, at Chulahoma, MS, he participated in many important engagements and served until the close of the war. Of the family, three brothers were in the army, one died and the others were wounded.
After hostilities ceased, Mr. Duncan returned to MS and engaged in farming. He was married Jan. 12, 1869, to Miss Mattie A. Terry, a native of Tippah Co. MS, and a daughter of Asbury and Winnie (Graton) Terry, who were from South Carolina and of Irish, Scotch and English descent. He continued farming in MS until 1869. Then he went to Drew Co. AR, and resided there until 1874, when he came to Dallas Co. TX. He purchased eighty-six acres of partially improved land, three miles west of Dallas, where he lived until the spring of 1889. Besides his home, he has a landed estate of 293 acres. In 1889 he sold his home and purchased three acres, where he now resides. His residence, a commodious two-story one, 30x38 feet, with 92 feet of gallary, he erected in 1889. It is built in modern style and contains ten rooms.
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have had two children: Charlie Percie, John Asbury.
(MAD: John Rickets Duncan, b. July 4, 1806, d. Nov. 10, 1862, mar. 1831 to Elizabeth W(ilson) Cason, b. Oct. 12, 1813, d. July 12, 1863; from Verticle File, Memphis Public Library, from Evelyn Sigler 1/1984, and the Family Record of their son Thomas Copeland Duncan from Clifton D. Harrison 4/1991)
1914 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO book F386 J66 1914, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; and FHL book 976.4 H2j and film 547,564)
Vol.5 pg.2538: SIMEON W.S. DUNCAN, "Commodore" Duncan, resident of Dallas more than 40 years, the father of Trinity River navigation, born Hardin Co. KY 22 Oct. 1848, the son of James A. and Catherine (Daughterty) Duncan. His father from VA, had moved in 1857 from Hardin Co. to Louisville [Jefferson Co.], where he was a merchant; in 1870 to TX with his family, from Jefferson TX to Grayson Co. in 1873, then Dallas where he died in 1892 at age 66, survived by his widow who was born in KY in 1827, died in Dallas in 1913 at age 86. Sim Duncan married in April 1883 to Miss Denia Bullion; their only child is Miss Josephine Duncan. (MAD: the same article is on pg. 2152-5 of the 1916 edition)
1916 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO film 69 reel 2 & 3; CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
Vol.5 pg.2152: SIMON W.S. DUNCAN -- see pg.2538 of the 1914 edition; same article.
1889 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northwest Arkansas; Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin & Sebastian Cos." by Goodspeed (Los Angeles Public Library book 976.71 W317Go; from Evelyn Sigler 9/1983 and Bonnie Ward 3/1987)
Pg.1035, Washington Co.: Winnie Robert Ward, farmer, son of Squire and Winnie (Duncan) Ward. Squire Ward b. SC, reared in TN. Winnie Duncan b. Washington Co. VA. Both lived near VA-TN line. After marriage, they moved to Hancock Co. IN 1853; then Schuyler Co. MO; in 1857 to Washington Co. AR. Mother died in Dallas, TX, at age 66.
1883 "The History of Jasper County, Missouri : including a condensed history of the state, a complete history of Carthage and Joplin, other towns and townships" ed. by F.A. North (FHL book 977.872 H2h)
Vol.1, Pg.994; Preston Township: EMORY F. DUNCAN was the son of Henry Duncan, who was one of the very first settlers of Missouri, and was born in Allen Co. KY, Feb. 14, 1801, and came to Howard Co. MO, in 1823. He was married to Edna Morgan in 1829, who was born in Virginia and raised in Missouri. Our subject was reared on a farm until nineteen years of age, and then learned the cabinet-making business. After that he went to New Mexico in 1855, and drove a team of six mules .... He returned to Missouri in 1856, and was married to Charity Hunt, who was born in Ray county, Mo., Oct. 18, 1838. By this union they had six children; three are living: Allie V., who married Thos. Brady in 1876; their post-office is Newport, Mo.; Amanda E., and Jessie H. Mrs. Duncan died May 1, 1872. Mr. Duncan moved to Texas, and remained there three years. He was then married to Mrs. Mary Jenkins, a widow, of Dallas, Texas, Aug. 30, 1874, who was born Oct. 15, 1849. Her husband, R.H. Jenkins, was all through the war, and at its close was killed, supposed to have been murdered. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan moved to Kansas in 1876; then to Jasper Co. MO; from there he moved to Pittsburgh, Kan., ... He came to Jasper Mo., in 1878. .... Himself and wife are members of the M.E. Church ....
1899 "Early Settlers of Alabama" by Col. James E. Saunders (from Evelyn Sigler 1982 and Donna Little 1982, FHL fiche 6,018,057)
Pg.347, Saunders Genealogy:
2. Chloe Russell Harper mar. John Duncan, of Russellville [Logan Co.], KY, and removed to Texas. Issue: (I) Robert Harper Duncan, of Trinity Mills [Dallas Co.], Texas. (II) Eugene Duncan, mar. Maggie Dixon, and has Mary, Emma and Eugene. (III) Ella Duncan, mar. Asa Dupre Dickinson, and has Robert C. and Asa Dupre. (IV) Daniel Dunscomb Duncan. (V) Hubbard Saunders Duncan. (MAD: John P. Duncan mar. Cloe R. Harper 12/16/1845 Sumner Co. TN; 1850 Butler Co. KY census)
5. Anne Harper, mar. James Duncan, of Russellville [Logan Co.], KY, and had one son, Wilkins, who died. (MAD: James G. Duncan mar. Ann C. Harper 8/28/1845 Sumner Co. TN; 1850 Logan Co. KY census)
Chatham Co. GA Deed (FHL film 183,674)
5N-215: Dallas Co. TX, Agreement for Partition, 14 Aug. 1884, Rawena J. Howard and Isabella H. Duncan of City of Dallas, Dallas Co. TX, and Hugh Munroe Hutton of City of Savannah, Chatham Co. GA, sole surviving children of John S. Hutton and Harriet T.M. Hutton decd, per will of Nathan Campbell Munroe, father of said Harriet T.M. Hutton, the property was to be held as separate property but appointed their husbands as trustees, that at the death of John S. Hutton trustee, Charles H. Olmstead of Savannah, GA, per Superior Court decree 15 Aug. 1876 was appointed trustee of Harriet T.M. Hutton and that Harriet T.M. Hutton has since died, all parties of full age, ... divide shares in R.R. companies etc., and land in TX incl. part of block in City of Dallas on Jenkins and Duncan's map, Ross Ave. and Pearl Street, and land in Savannah GA and land in FL ... to Mrs. Isabelle H. Duncan. All three signed. Isabelle H. Duncan and Rawena J. Howard appeared in Dallas, TX. (MAD: husbands never named.)
Typed copy of letter, typed by Barbara D. Spurgin, Feb. 13, 1975 (from Larry Spurgin 4/1984; MAD's spacing)
(from:) Dr. Geo. R. Duncan, Express Office, Fordtown [Sullivan Co.], TN. Fall Branch, TN, April 16, 1913. (To) Miss Celia Spurgin, Bristol, TN. My dear Miss Spurgin,
In answer to your inquiry in regard to the Duncans in this part of the Country I am fearful that I can not give you very much information as my parents both died when I was very young. I know that the Lucy Parker- and your Grand Mother Rosanna Spurgin were Sisters of my Father Rice Duncan and Uncle Horlan. My brother Dr. S.V. Duncan went also to Iowa and settled in Pleasantville - Perhaps if your parents settled near where Aunt Lucy lived that you also knew my brother out there. He lives in Dallas Texas at the present time. Uncle Horlan died many years ago - & his 2 sons John & Richard went to Kentucky near Glassco. He had 2 daughters. The oldest Fannie married a Hall - they are both dead and their children are scattered. The other one married a Ford. She died but left no children. There were 6 of my family 5 boys & 1 girl. John S. the oldest went to Ill - before the war & was killed in a R.R. wreck about 28 years ago. His widow lives at Bluff City Ill- They have 2 children a boy McClelland who lives some where in Mo. The girl Eleanor married a R.R. man by the name of Burke. I have not heard from them in 2 or 3 years & don't know where they are. The next Dr. S.V. lives at Dallas Texas, only has one child Dr. Miles who also lives in Dallas. William died in the Confederate. Nam (?) married a Ford moved to Texas both are dead. Their children in Dallas Co. Texas. Jos. lives near Brownsboro in this Washington County. His children are all married & scattered. I have 8 children 5 girls & 3 boys. The oldest Dr. O.R. is located at Fordtown in the same Co Bristol is. 2 in Col. 1 in Oregon. 3 girls live at home and 1 married & lives a few miles a way.
Your great great grand father on your grand mother Duncan had I think 5 brothers one of located near the place where my son Dr. O.R. is located. His family are all gone from here save one great grand son J.E. Duncan who lives in the neighborhood. One went to what is Madison Co. Tenn. I know nothing of his family. One went to what is now known as Blont Co. He has a great grand at Knoxvile John Duncan & one George at Knoxville, one settled in what is known as Lusbury settlement in this Washington Co. the other one was killed by the Indians & is buried in this Co. near the mouth of Boons-Creek on the Walanger River. They all came to this Country with the old Beans. So I guess I might have the right & pleasure to call you Cousin Celia. If you can I would be pleased to have you visit me & come to Bristol some time and if you remain there any length of time I will hunt you up.
With best wishes I am yours most Respt. Geo. R. Duncan
You will please look over bad writing as I am 65 years old am sort of an invalid.
(MAD: See "Some Duncan Families of Eastern Tennessee Before 1800" by Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson for information and lineages about some of the Duncans in Sullivan Co. TN.)
Some early Duncans in Dallas Co. TX:
Mary M. Duncan, 8 Dec. 1859, mar. Isaac H. Story
Jane Duncan, 15 May 1869, mar. Claborn Cross
J.S. Duncan (m), 3 Jan. 1870, mar. C.E. Hill (f)
Emory F. Duncan, 30 Aug. 1874, mar. Mary F. Jenkins
Mary E. Duncan, 27 Feb. 1879, mar. Stephen T. Tally
A.J. Duncan, 1890, died; A.J. Duncan (father) 1/7/1829 - 10/2/1890, and Martha S. Duncan (wife & mother) 7/14/1827 - 3/12/1898, bur. Knights of Pythias Cemeter, Garland, Dallas Co. TX (from "Dallas County, Texas genealogical data from early cemeteries" Vol.1, by Rubyann Thompson Darnell, Adrienne Bird Jamieson, Helen Mason Lu, 1982; from Lucille Mehrkam 4/1984; FHL book 976.42811 V3d)
Julia Duncan, 1882, grandchild of Charles Lewis Broadwater who served in the Rev. War in Fairfax Co. VA, applied for pension S8096 on 18 Aug. 1830 in Fairfax Co. VA age 78, for VA Sea Service & VA line; in 1882 his grandchildren were named including Julia Duncan of Texas, and Broadwaters and others of MO, IL, and elsewhere. (pg.393-4, "Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files" by Virgil D. White, FHL book 973 M28g V.1-3) (MAD: ? 1880 Dallas Co. TX census, pg.70B, R.J. Duncan 30 GA GA GA, wife Julia C. 27 LA IL KY, children Agnes 9 LA GA LA, Oscar 7 TN GA LA, and Lillie M. 3 TX GA LA; no other Mrs. Julia identified in 1880 TX census)
"Proud Heritage II; Pioneer Families of Dallas Co. [TX]" (Vol.II) by Dallas Co. Pioneer Association, 1986 (from Shirlee Sacks, not an original researcher, to Mary Louise Craven to MAD 1995; FHL book 976.42811 D2p Vol.2)
Pg.79 contains an article by Faye Crosby Hatfield about Ewin Silas Dice, born 1849, married in 1874 to Mary Aley Duncn, born 1852, dau. of Andrew Jackson Duncan and Martha Eatherly.
Pg.81-82 contain an article by Faye Crosby Hatfield, via Mary Sutherland, about the family of Andrew Jackson Duncan, born 7 Jan. 1829, died 2 Oct. 1880, son of Edwin Duncan and Aley Cooper, married Martha Eatherly, from Wilson Co. TN to Dallas Co. TX.
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