Duncans in Hays Co. TX


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

Last revised May 4, 2003

Formed 1848 from Travis
Blanco formed 1858 from Gillespie, Comal, Burnet, Hays


1850 Hays Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Hays Co. TX Census (and from Jean Walker 7/1984)
Subdivision 12, P.O. San Marcos, Sheet 30, 8/10/1860
Pg.14, #214, J.M. DUNCAN (m) 39 TN farmer $2920-$3500
                  Barbary 29 VA
                  Juliann 17 IL
                  (MAD: John M. Duncan in 1850 Travis Co. TX census)


Henderson Co. TX Deed (FHL film 1,481,285)
      Y-364: 26 March 1839, Henderson Co. TX clerk issued license to marry between Theodore S. Lee to Marianne Duncan, Co. of Brazoria, certify the copy from a manuscript kept as a record of marriage license for co. & state first above written from 1839 to 1851, as same appears on file in my office. 24 Oct. 1884, John G. McNeel clerk of Brazoria Co. TX by W.K. Burney, Deputy. 13 Dec. 1884 by Hays Co. TX clerk that the above inst. dated 26 March 1839 was filed for record 13 Dec. 1884, all in Book Y, recorder of deeds &c, on page 97. Filed for record Dec. 26, 1884, Henderson Co. TX; rec. Dec. 31, 1884.


Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
      Application, Name, County, Book
      26473, Duncan, A.V., Hays, 3


Some early Duncans in Hays Co. TX:
      Eviline Rebecca Duncan, 3 Dec. 1848, mar. John W. Rich. (MAD: she married 2nd after 1850 to Charles Haynes of TX, from "Duncan Family Marriages Mostly Before 1850" by Nancy Reba Roy, 1959, FHL old booklet # 929.2 PB#2394)
      Peter J. Duncan, 28 Sept. 1853, received bounty warrant #1379 for 320 acres for service from Dec.5 to Dec. 10, 1835, at Siege of Bexar; 177 acres in Blanco Co. were patented to Jacob de Cordova, assignee on 7 July 1855, and 105 acres in Hays Co. were patented to Peter J. Duncan on 12 July 1888. ("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). Peter J. Duncan's title recorded on pg.128, "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 (index 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) (MAD: 1850 Harris Co. TX census; buried San Jacinto Co. TX)


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