Duncan research files of
1860 Llano Co. TX Census
Pg.375, #61-61, John B. DUNCAN 33 AL stock raiser $0-$4000
Josephine 19 AR
Penelope 11/12 TX
Penelope 68 VA seamstress
Alemeda (f) 16 TX
Mendona? AYERS (f) 9 TX
(MAD: 1850 Caldwell Co. TX census)
1870 Llano Co. TX Census
Pg.283, #1-1, DUNCAN, Judith (f) 54 IL cattle raiser $0-$100
Sarah T. 21 TX housekeeper
Rebecca C. 18, Hiram T. 15 TX
George 11, Julia A. 10 TX
(MAD: 1860 Jack Co. TX census, wife or widow of George W. Duncan)
Pg.283, #3-3, DUNCAN, William 22 TX stockraiser $0-$100 mar.in June
Jenny 18 TX housekeeper
Pg.283, #5-5, DUNCAN, John 46 TN stockraiser $260-$2,600
Josephene 26 AR house keeper
Penelipa (f) 11 TX
Jamima 8, Rebecca 6, John 3 TX
Pg.283, #6-6, DEMRON, G.W. 28 MO farming $0-$50
Marry 26 TX housekeeper
Ida 8, Georgia Ann 7 TX
Josephine 3, John 7/12 b.Jan. TX
TEDFORD, Frank 24 TX
Pg.283, #9-9, PHARRIS, Allen M. 24 TN teacher $0-$0
DUNCAN, Rosebella 7/12 TX b.Jan.
1880 CENSUS, PRECINCT 3, LLANO COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
S.D.# 6, E.D.# 98, PAGE# 484A, IMAGE 9 OF 19
HIME, W/M, AGE 33, FARMER, TX./MO./MO.
HARRIET, W/F, AGE 23, WIFE, KEEPING HOUSE, TX./TN./MO.
ALICE, W/F, AGE 5, DAUGHTER, TX./TX./TX.
EDDIE, W/M, AGE 3, SON, TX./TX./TX.
LORA, W/F, AGE 2, DAUGHTER, TX./TX./TX.
GIBSON, JAMES, W/M, AGE 75, W'd., WITHOUT OCCUPATION, TN./N.C./N.C.
1900 CENSUS, JUSTICE PCT. 1, LLANO COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
S.D.# 5, E.D.# 125, PAGE 144A, IMAGE 9 OF 22
HIRAM, HEAD, W/M, MCH 1853, AGE 47, M'd 26 YRS., TX./TN./MO., CATTLE BUYER
HARIET, WIFE, W/F, JAN 1857, AGE 33, 10 CHI. BORN, 9 LIVING, TX./MO./MO.
ALICE, DAUGHTER, W/F, FEB 1875, AGE 25, SINGLE, TX./TX./TX.
CORA E., DAUGHTER, AUG 1879, AGE 20, SINGLE, TX./TX./TX.
JAMES, SON, W/M, OCT 1880, AGE 19, SINGLE, TX./TX./TX., FARM LABORER
LOUIS, SON, W/M, SEPT 1882, AGE 17, SINGLE, TX./TX./TX.
ERNEST, SON, W/M, APR 1887, AGE 13, TX./TX./TX., AT SCHOOL
JOSEPH, SON, W/M, AUG 1889, AGE 11, TX./TX./TX., AT SCHOOL
OLLIE, DAUGHTER, W/F, MCH 1893, AGE 7, TX./TX./TX.
SLATOR, SON, W/M, SEPT 1896, AGE 3, TX./TX./TX.
BABY, SON, W/M, JULY 1899, AGE 10/12, TX./TX./TX.
1910 Llano Co. TX Census (HeritageQuest image 1/2007)
Justice Precinct 1, pg.29, S.D.# 14, E.D.# 118/178?, sheet 6B (mostly very faint)
Pg.29B, #80-81, DUNCAN, Hiram T? head m/w age 57 mar.34y TX TN MO farmer/general farm (indexed age 57 but very faint, could be 46??)
Harriet C?., wife f/w age 52 mar. 34y, 11 ch., 10 living, MO MO MO?(faint)
Alice? J?., dau. f/w age 35? single TX TX MO
Ernest?, son m/w age 25 TX TX MO laborer/farm
Joseph W., son m/w age 20 TX TX MO
Allie?, dau. f/w age 17 TX TX MO
Benjamin F?., son m/w age 13? (12/) single TX TX MO (plainly Benjamin)
Robert T., son m/w age 10 single TX TX MO
(KDC: Hiram Duncan in 1920 Gillespie Co. and Llano Co. TX census)
1920 CENSUS, JUSTICE PCT. 1, LLANO COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
S.D.# 17, E.D.# 148, PAGE# 7, IMAGE 11 OF 16
H.T., HEAD, M/W, AGE 67, M'd., TX./TN./U.S., FARMING/STOCK FARMS
HARRIET, WIFE, F/W, AGE 62, M'd., MO./MO./MO.
WYNN, SON, M/W, AGE 30, SINGLE, TX./TX./MO., CLERK/MASS&CO.(?)
SLATOR, SON, M/W, AGE 23, SINGLE, TX./TX./MO., BKPR./LLANO NAT'L. BANK
ROBERT, SON, M/W, AGE 20, SINGLE, TX./TX./MO., DELIVERY MAN/GROCERY STORE
OLLIE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 26, SINGLE, TX./TX./MO., NONE
126-127 (PAGE 7B)
ERNEST, HEAD, RENTS, M/W, AGE 33, M'd., TX./TX./MO., FARMING
NORA, WIFE, F/W, AGE 22, M'd., TX./IA./TX.
FRANCIS H., SON, M/W, AGE 2 11/12, TX./TX./TX.
LORNA, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 9/12, TX./TX./TX.
1930 CENSUS, PCT. 1, LLANO COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
E.D.# 150-2, S.D.# 14, PAGE# 240, IMAGE 9 OF 14
H.T., HEAD, OWNS, M/W, AGE 78, M'd AT 25, TX./TN./MO., FARMER
HARRET C., WIFE, F/W, AGE 73, M'd AT 17, MO./MO./MO.
Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
Application, Name, County, Book
34609, Duncan, Mrs. R., Llano, 5
Llano Co. TX Cemeteries (from Ray Duncan 9/1990 with note that he visited two Llano County cemeteries in 1985 and the following is what he copied from the grave stones)
Honey Creek Cemetery
Allie Duncan, March 2, 1873 - Apr. 30, 1893
Ollie Duncan, Sep. 13, 1875 - May 9, 1893
Vernon Duncan, Apr. 26, 1884 - Dec. 12, 1900
Pecan Creek Cemetery
Penelope Duncan, Sep. 20, 1788 - July 1, 1862
John Bruce Duncan, Apr. 22, 1822 - Apr. 6, 1901
Mrs. John Bruce Duncan, May 2, 1842 - March 27, 1927
Penelope Long, June 24, 1859 - Apr. 15, 1901
Juanita C. Duncan, Apr. 8, 1899 - Feb. 14, 1975
Bruce R. Duncan, Aug. 2, 1904 - Jan. 3, 1977
Note by RD: Penelope Long was probably the daughter of John Bruce Duncan and Mrs. John Bruce (Josephine). Juanita was their grand-daughter.
Some early Duncans in Llano Co. TX:
H.T. Duncan, 16 Feb. 1923, received word of death of his brother M.W. "Dick" Duncan at Woodsboro, TX, born Fannin Co. TX 7/26/1847, to Llano Co. 1866, mar. 6/8/1870 Jennie R. Moore; survived by brothers T.T. Duncan and G.W. Duncan of Llano and sister Mrs. Jonas Bedford of Kingsland. (from Llano News, Thursday, 22 Feb. 1923; from Karen S. Collins 11/1994)
"Among the Early Families of Central Texas" by Juanita Duncan (typed copy from Ray Duncan 4/1990, with comment that the document was undated, Juanita was granddaughter of John Bruce Duncan, she died 1975, document probably written before 1970; following is from the early part of the document. Note by Ray Duncan 5 Aug. 2002. Juanita thought Thomas Wells was the father of Penelope, but it has been well established by later research that Abner Wells was Penelope's father.)
Among the early families of Central Texas were the Duncans who married into the Dameron, the Dunman, the Ayres and the Haynes families. ...
... George Washington Duncan, founder of the branch in Central Texas, was ... born in South Carolina (Census for 1880, Llano county, Texas) probably in 1778. Certain other records indicate that his father was John Duncan. By 1813 this George W. Duncan was married and living in Tennessee for his son, George W. Duncan II, was born there in that year. (Census for 1850, Caldwell county, Texas). Family records prove conclusively that the wife of George W. Duncan I, was Penelope Wells, born in Virginia in 1790. It is believed that her father was Thomas Wells who operated a fort known as Wells' Station in Eastern Tennessee during the American Revolution. Her brother, Peyton Wells, was a prominent political figure in the State of Tennessee as is seen from the following letter which he wrote to his sister Penelope, Mrs. Duncan, when she was a widow living in the State of Texas with her son, John Bruce. It is probable that this is the last letter she received from her brother for she died in 1861 and is buried in Pecan cemetery in Llano county.
Shelbyville, Tennessee, April 18, 1860
"Dear Sister Penelope Duncan:
"Your letter the 7th of April 1860. I was glad to hear that you are well and doing well. ... I believe you said you wanted to know where your Frankie's two girls live, and their post office. They live in Bedford county somewhere but their post office I do not know. I expect if you would direct your letter to Shelbyville, Tennessee, they might get it. Direct it to Thomas Hazard (possibly this is Lazard, handwriting has faded) as Penelope married him. Their county is Lincoln. ...
"I shall now turn to politics. John wanted to know how Tennessee stood. ... "Well, John Duncan, I have given you a small history of Tennessee and of how she voted, so I shall say no more on politics.
"If you receive this letter I want you to write again. Write what has become of Percy Duncan and John Painter. Sister Penelope, we are both getting old. I have been in 74 since November last and you will be 69 the 20th of September next. We cannot have correspondence much longer unless it is the Lord's will to preserve us and help us in our old days. Anthony will be 79 the 15th day of June next. ...
"I Want you to be sure and write.
(Signed) Peyton Wells."
MAD: The complete text of this letter, and other source material on this family, has been posted on the website of Melissa Twardowski, a descendant of George Duncan and Penelope Wells. The link to her webpage for George Duncan:
The link to her webpage for his wife Penelope Wells, which contains the letter:
The letter was also published in Volume 20, No.2 (June 1991) of "Lincoln County [Tennessee] Pioneers," published by Jane Warren Waller.
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