Duncans in Lamar Co. TX


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

Last revised April 2, 2004

Formed 1840 from Red River
Hopkins formed 1846 from Lamar, Nacogdoches
Delta formed 1870 from Hopkins, Lamar


1850-1860 Lamar Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Lamar Co. TX Census
Beat 1, Paris P.O.
Pg.205-206, #322-363, DUNCAN, Silas 27 VA MULATTO W on F. $0-$0
                  Fannie 30 KY MULATTO K.H.
                  Munroe (m) 11 KY MULATTO
                  (MAD: W on F.= Works on farm; see also pg.230)
Pg.230, #655-711, STARK, O.P. 47 NY F?incher $5000-41500
                  Harriett 28 NY
                  Cyrus 15 C N Ind Territory
                  Nathan 11 C N Ind Territory
                  Katie 9 C N Ind Territory
                  Lizzie 7 C N Ind Territory
                  Helen 5 C N Ind Territory
                  Ida 3 TX
                  GRANT, Lizzie 14 TX
                  COBB, Rosana (f) 15 "C N Ind Territory"
                  DUNCAN, Silas 45 MO BLACK jobbing laborer
                  Fanny 45 KY BLACK domest servt
                  Monroe 11 KY BLACK
                  (MAD: see also pg.205)
Pg.230, #655-712, (other surnames, not copied)
Beat 2, P.O. Paris
Pg.252, #275-275, TAYLOR, Rose 23 VA BLACK H.K. $0-$0
                  Mary 6 TX BLACK
                  Rachel 4 TX BLACK
                  DUNCAN, Dora 12 MS BLACK
Pg.261, #437-437, DUNCAN, Andrew 23 VA BLACK W on F (alone)
Pg.278, #711-711, DUNCAN, Absalom 47 MO (white) farmer $0-$350
                  "Rebeah" C. 39 TN H.K.
                  Charles B. 20 AR (blank occupations)
                  William B. 16 AR
                  James 17 AR (age as given)
                  Sarah J. 10 AR
                  David 8 AR
                  Susan 7 AR
                  Martha J. 3 TX
                  Nancy A. 2 TX
                  (MAD: 1860 Independence Co. AR census)

1900 Lamar Co. TX Census (partial reading, from Annetta Gibson 10/1983)
Sheet 19, 6/20/1900
      William DUNCAN b. Sept. 1866 TN, occup. Eng., both p. b. AL
            Maggie (wife) b. June 1875 AL, both p. b. AL
            Pearl b. 1884 TX, step-dau.
            Ema b. April 1888 TN, Bertha b. April 1897 TN, daus.


Lamar Co. TX Reg. 1239 1595, Death Notice (from Joe Hammond 1/1985)
      Jane Jones, d. Jan. 4, 1915, female, white, widowed, born Nov. 2, 1839, age 72y 2mo 2d, b. AR, father William Duncan b. TN, /s/ C.W. Paty, Paris, TX. Cause of death pneumonia, attended by certifying physician from 1 a.m. Jan. 4, 1915, last saw her alive Jan. 2, 1914, at 8:40 a.m., /s/ J. Hammond, M.D., Paris, TX. Buried Evergreen Cemetery Jan. 5, 1915, by F.A. Martin, Undertaker, Paris, TX. (MAD: See Saline and Pulaski Cos. AR)

HISTORIES before 1923

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.4 pg.1857: WILLIAM P. DUNCAN of the Conway-Duncan Co. of this City (Paris) [Lamar Co.]; born in Talapoosa (sic) Co. AL at Newsite, in 1869, son of Admiral Osborn and Laura Ann (Powell) Duncan, both natives of that state. Admiral Osborn Duncan was born within a mile of where he died; the son of L. Bryant Duncan who settled in Talapoosa Co. from Georgia where the latter was born in that state in 1820, dying in his AL home in 1904, a "Hardshell" Baptist, married Narcissa Carnifax who was reared in Talapoosa Co. near Horse Shoe Bend where her parents settled. L. Bryant Duncan and wife (Narcissa) had six children: Allen, a resident of Bartlett [Williamson Co.], TX; John, died a Confederate soldier; Admiral Osborn Duncan, father of the subject; Wainright R. who died in AL after many years in Cass Co. TX; Isa B. who married James Lindsay; Anna, wife of John R. Irvin, both of whom died in the vicinity of their old AL home leaving no issue. The great-grandfather Allen Duncan was one of four brothers conspicuous in SC as planters: Miles T., Daniel, William P. and Allen; of Scotch ancestry, settled in New England, drifted south following the Revolutionary War. Admiral Osborn Duncan in early manhood married Miss Laura Ann Powell, daughter of Jackson Powell who lived near Wetumke, AL, where his daughter was born. Admiral Osborn Duncan & wife had four children: John Bryant who passed his life at Bartlett, TX, mar. Lorena Jones, died leaving two children Edna and Harold Osborn Duncan; William P. of this review; Zoe L. married Joseph C. Manning and lives in Birmingham, AL; and Narcissa F., wife of William McCrockland of Gatesville, TX, who has four daughters. William P. Duncan married on 26 June 1895 to Miss Ida Terrell, daughter of G.I. Terrell. William P. Duncan & wife have children Louise born 27 Jan. 1897, and Fannie Laura born 24 Sept. 1902. (MAD: Allen Duncan in 1820 Wilkes Co. GA census, to Pike Co. GA; Little B(ryant) Duncan mar. N. Carnifax 10/20/1842 Tallapoosa Co. AL)


"The Trenton Evening Times" Trenton, New Jersey, January 15, 1896 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 2/2004)
      Then Met Death at the Hands of a Prominent Merchant.
      PARIS, TEX., Jan. 15 (1896) In Detroit [Lamar Co.], 16 miles east of here, Worth Duncan shot dead Dr. J.S. Lennox. The trouble arose over a debt due Duncan by Lennox. Duncan took steps to foreclose the mortgage.
      Lennox on May 2, 1882, killed Tom Young in Shawnee Town, I.T., for which he alluded arrest. On Jan. 13, 1883, he killed George Howard near the same place. While on the scout he and others killed Deputy Marshal Dave Layman. He kept out of the way of officers for ten years.

Some early Duncans in Lamar Co. TX:
      A.D. Duncan, 12 March 1838, signed petition for creation of new county of Lamar from Red River Co. (Vol.23#4, "TX Footprints" from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984)
      Benj. F. Duncan, Aug. 1840, had class 4 land grant #301 for 320 acres, recorded or patented 8/1/1842, wit. Wm. G. Garvin and John Smith ("First Settlers of Lamar Co. TX" by Gifford White, 1982; from Lucille Mehrkam 5/1984; FHL book 976.4263 R2f)
      Benj. F. Duncan, 1842, on tax roll ("First Settlers of Lamar Co. TX" by Gifford White, 1982; from Lucille Mehrkam 5/1984; FHL book 976.4263 R2f)
      Wm. D. Duncan, 24 Aug. 1865, mar. Eliz. P. Harmon
      Silas Duncan, 11 Sept. 1869, mar. Fannie Lewis
      Jno. A. Duncan, 11 Sept. 1870, mar. Martha A. Johnson
      Geo. Duncan, 1874, original grantee of 160 acres in Lamar Co., on 1874 tax list of Hunt Co. for M.H. Ragsdale, Abstract #129 ("Archives and pioneers of Hunt County, Texas" Vol.1 by Frances Terry Ingmire ca 1975 (from Lucille Mehrkam 5/1984; FHL book 976.4272 H2i)


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