Duncans in Panola Co. TX


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

Last revised May 4, 2003

Formed 1846 from Harrison, Shelby


1850 Panola Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Panola Co. TX Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1984)
Pg.412, #528-528, Simeon DUNCAN 31 NC farmer $1000-$350
                  Ann 23 NC
                  William 1, Francis (m) 3/12 TX
                  (MAD: ? 1850 Chicot Co. AR census; 1899 Rusk Co. TX pension application)

1870 Panola Co. TX Census
Beat 1, P.O. Carthage
Pg.242, #214-214, DUNCAN, S.S. (m) 44 SC (white) farmer $1000-$200
                  Annie 32 GA keeping house
                  Joseph 10, Simeon 8, John 5 TX
Beat 2, P.O. Evergreen
Pg.310, #1404-1404, DUNCAN, John 22 AL BLACK works on farm
                  Lucy 21 GA BLACK keeping house
                  Rosa 7/12 TX b.Nov. BLACK
Pg.310, #1405-1405, DUNCAN, Grace (f) 37 AL BLACK works on farm
                  Wesly (m) 19 MS BLACK works on farm


TX Confederate Pension Application (FHL film 960,286)
      #3520; indexed Simon S. Duncan. S.S. Duncan, Rusk Co. TX; application approved 4 Oct. 1899. Application 31 July 1899 by S.S. Duncan Sr., indigent Soldier of late Confederacy, of Rusk Co. TX, for a pension. Age 71, reside Rusk Co. TX for 16 years, post office Pam (Pann?), Rusk Co. TX; had not applied for a pension before; farmer, bad physical condition, nearly blind; in Co. H, 19 TX Infantry about 3 years; $125 value of 50 acres land, $25 for 17 horses; no income; in indigent circumstances; unable by labor to earn support. Physician's affidavit: S.S. Duncan Sr. suffering from total blindness in left eye ... (MAD: 1860-1870 Panola Co. TX census; extract on pg.133 in "Rusk County [TX] Rebs" by Kathryn Hooper Davis and Carolyn Reeves Ericson, FHL book 976.4185 M2d, gives birthplace of Simeon Sylvester Duncan as Lexington Co. SC)


Some early Duncans in Panola Co. TX:
      S. Duncan, 4 March 1836, lived in TX; had 1st Class certificate for land in Panola Co. TX (listed on pg.1183, "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, and indexed 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)
      Assalis Duncan, 28 March 1850, mar. Geo. S. Stratton
      Simeon S. Duncan, 19 Jan. 1858, mar. Amy S. Ingraham

"History Panola Co. TX 1819-1978" by Leila B. LaGrone (from Lucille Mehrkam 6/1984; FHL book 976.4187 H2L)
      Biographical sketch #233 of Charlie O. Respess who mar. Minnie Lois Williams of Yazoo Co. MS and moved to Lick Skillet (now Bethany, LA) in 1858, mentions that their dau. married Lawrence Duncan.

1982 "Rusk Co. History : Texas" by Rusk Co. Historical Commission (from Lucille Mehrkam 6/1984; FHL book 976.4185 H2r and fiche 6,100,619)
      This book contains a biographical sketch of Joseph Franklin Duncan, born July 17, 1860, died May 20 1918, who was the son of Simon Sylvester Duncan and Amy Safronia Ingram. (MAD: mar. Panola Co. TX)


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