Duncans in McLennan Co. TX


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

Last revised August 10, 2002

Formed 1850 from Milam
Bosque formed 1854 from McLennan, Milam Dist.


1850 McLennan Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 McLennan Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 McLennan Co. TX Census
East of Brazos River, Waco P.O.
Pg.62, #122-125, DUNCAN, Charles 32 TN farmer $5000-$300
                  Lucinda 23 TX keeping house
                  William 8/12 TX b.Oct.
                  Maggie (f) 26 AL
                  Dora (f) 12 TX
West of Brazos River; Waco P.O.
Pg.142, #540-532, DUNCAN, Obadiah 35 IN farmer $0-$600
                  Barbara 25 IN (parents of foreign birth)
                  Emma 6, Rosa 4 IA
Pg.161, #799-786, DUNCAN, Polk 26 MO farm laborer $0-$0
                  Lizzie 32 TX keeping house (not mar. in year)
                  LINSEY, John 16 TX (blank)

1900 McLennan Co. TX Soundex
Vol.76, ED 88, Sheet 18, Line 4, Poplar 5 (dist.)
      William R. DUNCAN, 45 GA white b. May 1855
            Sarah A. 48 TX July 1851 wife
            Walter G. 14 TX April 1886 son
            Robert V. 11 TX Jan. 1889 son
            William A. 8 TX Sept. 1891 son
            Una L. 5 TX Feb. 1995 dau.
            Allie A. 23 GA Feb. 1877 n.i.


Some early Duncans in McLennan Co. TX:
      Charles Duncan, 8 April 1839, received bounty warrant #9035 for 1280 acres for service from 12 Sept. 1836 to 12 Sept. 1837; 640 acres in Navarro Co. were patented to him 21 Oct. 1848 and 640 acres in McLennan Co. were patented to him on 25 Nov. 1847. ("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).
      John Duncan, 19 Oct. 1839, defendant in suit in District Court of Matagorda Co.; Richard R. Royal, D. Davis, D. Baker and Henry L. Buys plaintiffs, vs. John Duncan and Isaac E. Robertson, defendants, over grant to Euphemia Lumley Robertson age 27 b.TN for 1 league of land in present McLennan Co.; husband was Isaac E. Robertson; Republic of TX, Co. of Montgomery. (Vol.9 pg.53, "Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in TX" by Malcolm D. McLean, 1974; Memphis Public Library book 976.4 M163p; from Evelyn Sigler 9/1984)
      Wm. E. Duncan, 22 Sept. 1858, mar. Margaret A. Porter
      Samuel M. Duncan, 3 Oct. 1860, enlisted at Waco [McLennan Co.] in Company of TX Rangers, age 25, served to 5 Feb. 1861, served as 1st Sgt.; Samuel M. Duncan on 2 Feb. 1861, enlisted at Elm Creek in Company of TX Rangers, age 25, mustered out at Waco 14 May 1861, served as 1st Lt. ("TX Rangers and Minute Men 1847-1900" Vol.3 by Frances T. Ingmire; from Lucille Mehrkam 11/1985; FHL book 976.4 M2if Vol.4)
      William E. Duncan, 3 Oct. 1860, enlisted in TX Rangers, age 24, "born" (resided) Waco [McLennan Co. TX], served under L.S. Ross as 3rd and 4th Sgt. to Feb. 5, 1861. ("TX Rangers and Minute Men 1847-1900" Vol.3 by Frances T. Ingmire; from Lucille Mehrkam 11/1985; FHL book 976.4 M2if Vol.4)
      Martha Duncan, 12 Feb. 1865, mar. Joseph Knight
      Phebe Duncan, 29 Dec. 1873, mar. Floury Foster
      W.R. Duncan, 24 Dec. 1876, mar. S.A. Jones (MAD: William Riley Duncan to Sarah Alice Jones)
      T.M.L. Duncan, 8 Aug. 1878, mar. Miss M.H. Reneau, by Jas. T. Duncan
      James F. Duncan, 22 Aug. 1878-1879, mar. Miss Annie B. Vesey

"They Found The Blacklands: A Gen History of Moody Area People" (McLennan Co. TX 1850-1950) by McGinnes Potter (Houston, TX, library book 976.44 M145; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984)
      This book contains an article on the family of George Washington Duncan, born May 18, 1845, Franklin Co. TN, d. March 23, 1931, buried in Moody Cemetery, married on 7 Oct. 1869 to Martha Elinor Corn, b. Feb. 26, 1850, Estill Springs, TN, d. Apr. 9, 1907, buried in Miles, TX. The article lists their children and grandchildren. (MAD: see also Tom Green Co. TX)
      Another article contains information on the family of Samuel Edward Duncan, born "March" 30, 1877 in KY (twin to Hiram Alfred Duncn, born "May" 30, 1877), died 18 July 1953, buried in the Moody Cemetery. The article lists his marriages and his children.
      Another article contains information on William Riley Duncan, 1855-1913, who mar. Sarah Alice Jones 1861-1909, and gives their children; William Riley Duncan had brothers John Duncan and Stephen Duncan.


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