Duncan research files of
1860 San Saba Co. TX Census (and from Jean Walker 10/1984)
P.O. San Saba
Pg.388, #100-100, John M. HALL 44 TN stock raiser $0-$5580
Elizabeth J. 32 AL
Nathan J. 23 TN
James M. 18 TN
William M. 16 TN
John A. 22 MS
Martha A. 12 AR
David E. 8 TX
Andrew M. 5, Susan M. 3 TX
Pg.388, #101-101, W.P. DUNCAN (m) 32 MS stock raiser $0-$1580
Elizabeth J. 20 TN (not mar/in/year)
(MAD: William P. b. 1824 Lowndes Co. MS son of William Duncan & Jane Dowdle, 1850 Caldwell Co. TX, to Los Angeles Co. CA)
Pg.388, #102-102, A.R. WOODS (m) 47 SC (blank) $0-$3347
Martha 43 SC
Robert E. 20 AL laborer
George W. 18 MS
Mary W. 16 AR
Martha E. 14, David D. 12 AR
Lucinda C. 8, William H. 4 TX
Pg.391, #145-145, John R. DUNCAN 29 MS stock raiser $0-$375
Mary 24 MO
William C. 10, Martha J. 8 TX
Francis M. (m) 1 TX
(MAD: John R. Duncan 47 MS in 1870 Atascosa Co. TX census)
1870 San Saba Co. TX Census (and from Lyn Rose 7/2000)
San Saba Post Office, Precinct #2, July 10th 1870
Pg.106, #31-31, LINN, Tom W. 27 KY farmer $20-$740
Nan C. 24 MS keeping house
Ben F. 3, Ann E. 1 TX
DUNCAN, John 66 SC farmer $0-$110 (parents not marked of foreign birth)
M.Ann 64 SC keeping house
John F. 31 MS farmer $0-$100
Saml. A. 26 MS farmer $0-$280
Thomas W. 22 MS farmer
(LR: Nancy D. Duncan mar. Thomas W. Linn; MAD: 1860 Caldwell Co. TX census; indexed in 1880 census, pg.445A, Prct.2. John Duncan 78 SC IRE IRE, wife Mary 74 SC SC SC, sons John R. 40 MS SC SC, and Thomas W. 33 MS SC SC)
Pg.108, #45-45, DUNKIN, A.E. (m) 47 AL farmer $1460-$1840
May M. 38 GA keeping house
Harriet 10 TX at home
"Alex A." (m) 13 TX at home
Jane 9, James P. 8 TX at home
Richard 6, Julia A. 4 TX at home
Ann B. 3, George T. 1 TX at home
MULLEN, John 18 AR at home
E. (f) 15 TX at home
Richard 10 TX (BLACK) at home
Martin V. (m) 36 AL (white) at home
(LR: Abijah Elam Dunkin; MAD: 1860 Freestone Co. TX census, 1850 Marion Co. AL census)
Pg.108, #46, DUNCAN, W. Pick (m) 44 MS farmer $850 (second value not given)
E. Jane 30 TN house keeping
John W. 9, Jas. E. 7 TX at home
Mar P. (f) 4, Nathan J. 3 TX at home
Rich. M. (m) 2/12 TX b.May at home
BEATY, M.A. (f) 33 MS at home
Will K. 13, Thom V. 9 MS at home
Eliza J. 8 MS at home
(LR & MAD: William P. Duncan mar. 1 Sept. 1859 to Elizabeth Jane Hall, moved to Los Angeles Co. CA)
1880 San Saba Co. TX Census (partial; from Patricia Coenen 5/1977)
Precinct #9, pg.6
Pg.439B, #50, Abijah Duncan 54 AL mar. farmer AL GA
Martha M. 47 GA wife keeping house FL GA
Harriett 20 TX dau. at home AL GA
Richard 16 TX son works on farm AL GA
Nancy 13 TX at home AL GA
George T. 10 TX son works on farm AL GA
Fanny 7 TX dau. AL GA
(MAD: wife Martha Muskogee Blanchard, widow of John Ausbury Mullins, born 9/5/1824, died 1/8/1927 San Saba Co. TX; she mar. 2nd Abijah Duncan who d.1903 San Saba Co. TX, parents not shown on death certificate; from info from Patricia Coenen 5/1977)
Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
Duncan, Dick, alias Duncan, William M., widow Duncan, Jennie; Texas Firont?. Gla?, (stamped: Indian Wars); 1934 Jan. 13, Widow Appl. #1737142, Tex., no cert.; remarks died Feb. 14, 1923, at Woodsboro, TX. [MAD: Refugio Co.] (MAD: mar. 1870 Lampasas Co. TX)
Duncan, Robert J., widow Duncan, Lavina A.; Indian Wars 1873-1874, Co. N San Saba County TX Minute Men; 1921 Dec. 20, Ind. Wid. Appl. #15256, Cert. #9974, Act of March 4, 1917, Texas; remarks XC2659571, died April 29, 1917, Richland Springs, Texas. (MAD: 1850-1860 Caldwell Co. TX census)
Duncan, William M., alias Duncan, Dick, widow Duncan, Jennie; Indian Wars, Texas Front Gds; 1934 Jan. 10?, Widow Appl. #1737142, no cert., Texas; remarks XC2658537, died Feb. 14, 1923 at Woodsboro, Texas.
Duncan, William P., widow Duncan, Elizabeth J.; Indian Wars 1872-1873, Co. N. San Saba Co. Texas Minute Men; 1920 Nov. 23, Ind. Wid. Appl. #15219, Cert. #10084, Act of March 4, 1917, Calif. (MAD: 1850 Caldwell Co. TX census; 1860 San Saba Co. TX census; to Los Angeles Co. CA)
Widow's Application for a Pension; Mrs. Jennie Duncan, Reagan Co., TX, filed July 5, 1934; rejected, not a Confederate Soldier. From holdings of TX State Archives. (copy from Karen S. Collins 11/1994)
Application in Reagan Co. TX, Mrs. Jennie Duncan, widow of William Moses (Dick) Duncan, decd, who died 16 Feb. 1922 in Refugio Co. TX; I have not remarried; we were married 8 June 1870 in Lampassas Co. TX; he was honorably discharged Nov. 15, 1872; I have been a resident of this State since 14 Nov. 1851, age 83, born Nov. 14, 1851; lived at present residence 6 months, P.O. Best, TX; P.O. of husband at time of enlistment was Llano, TX, served 60 days, enlisted Sept. 13, 1872, discharged Nov. 15, 1872; in Co. N, Minute Men, San Saba Co., Capt. William H. Ledbetter Commanding, served during year 1872 - Cavalry, Frontier Guards; race White. /s/ Jennie Duncan, 23 June 1934. Witnesses A.W. Billingsly and F.M. Pistole who knew the applicant; and E.L. Moore who knew that Dick Duncan fought Indians and served as a Ranger in the protection of the Texas Frontier during the year 1872 and lived as a neighbor to him in Llano Co. and knew him long before his fighting the Indians and afterwards.
Application rejected because not Confederate Service; application was made thinking that she was entitled to a pension since her husband fought Indians; 7/3/1934, Mrs. Duncan is very old and feeble and without funds.
Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
Application, Name, County, Book
05140, Duncan, A.E., San Saba, 1
35861, Duncan, J.F., San Saba, 4
36517, Duncan, Mrs. M.M., San Saba, 5
50456, Duncan, Mrs. Lovina A., San Saba, 7
"Reminiscences of the Boys in Grey 1861-1865" (Texas) by Mamie Yeary, 1912 (FHL film 1,000,598 item 1; pages 202-204 in alphabetic order by surname)
Forward: In offering to the public these "Confederate Reminiscences" my only apology is to place in permanent form, and in the very words of the participants, as far as practicable, the personal experiences of the "men behind the guns," the "boys in the line," ... Many interesting papers, too lengthy for the scope of this work, have been abridged to contain the most important parts. ... While editing the data so kindly sent me, I have entered fully into each skirmish, battle, march and campaign. ...
John F. Duncan, San Saba [San Saba Co.], TX; born June 15, 1839, near Columbus [Marion Co.], MS. Enlisted in the Confederate Army in August, 1861, at San Antonio [Bexar Co.], TX, as private in Co. A, 4th TX Cavalry, Sibley's Brigade, W.P. Hardeman first Captain and Riley first Colonel. Was never changed, wounded, captured nor promoted. Was in the battles of Valverde, NM, Feb. 21, 1862. Returned to TX in May of the same year; called back to camp in Nov. Was in the battle of Galveston in 1862, and at Franklin, LA, where Col. Riley was killed. Here I took sick and was furloughed. Never did any more service. (MAD: see Caldwell Co. TX; son of John Duncan & Mary Ann Dowdle)
Some early Duncans in San Saba Co. TX:
James Thomas Duncan, 25 Aug. 1825, died; James Thomas, son of R.J. and L.A. Duncan, 2/9/1820 - 8/25/1825, bur. "Big Uncle Cemetery" named for A.R. Woods (pg.5, from "Supplement to Cemeteries of San Saba Co. TX" by Joyce Capps, FHL book 976.468 V3c supp and FHL film 1,421,868, and from Jean Walker 10/1984) Others in cemetery were Martha, wife of A.R. Woods, 3/23/1816 - 3/23/1897, and A.R. Woods, 5/5/1813 - 7/16/1879 (pg.77, "San Saba Co. TX Cemetery Inscriptions" by Joyce Capps; from Jean Walker 10/1984; FHL book 976.468 V3c) (MAD: dates as given)
W.P. Duncan, 25 Oct. 1858, enlisted for 6 months, 14 days in Second Co. of TX Rangers under John Williams. W.P. Duncan enlisted 13 Sept. 1872 in Co.N Minute Men, San Saba Co. TX, served under Wm. R. Ledbetter, discharged 5 April 1874, "born" (resided) San Saba Co., served 61 days. ("TX Rangers and Minute Men 1847-1900" D-G, Vol.3, by Frances T. Ingmire; from Lucille Mehrkam 11/1985; FHL book 976.4 M2if Vol.4).
Dick Duncan, 13 Sept. 1872, enlisted in Co.N Minute Men, San Saba Co. TX, served under Wm. H. Ledbetter, discharged 15 Nov. 1872, "born" (resided) San Saba Co. ("TX Rangers and Minute Men 1847-1900" D-G, Vol.3, by Frances T. Ingmire; from Lucille Mehrkam 11/1985; FHL book 976.4 M2if Vol.4).
T.W. Duncan, 19 Sept. 1873, enlisted in Co.N Minute Men, San Saba Co. TX, served under Wm. H. Ledbetter, discharged 5 April 1875, "born" (resided) San Saba Co., served 38 days, AWOL. ("TX Rangers and Minute Men 1847-1900" D-G, Vol.3, by Frances T. Ingmire; from Lucille Mehrkam 11/1985; FHL book 976.4 M2if Vol.4).
R.J. Duncan, 18 Oct. 1873, enlisted in Co.N Minute Men, San Saba Co. TX, served under Wm. R. Ledbetter, discharged 5 April 1874, "born" (resided) San Saba Co. R.J. Duncan, enlisted 1 Jan. 1883 in Frontier Bat. Co. C under Lt. John Hoffar, discharged 31 Aug. 1883. ("TX Rangers and Minute Men 1847-1900" D-G, Vol.3, by Frances T. Ingmire; from Lucille Mehrkam 11/1985; FHL book 976.4 M2if Vol.4).
John Duncan, 17 Jan. 1882, died; John Duncan 1/11/1802 - 1/17/1882, Mary A. Duncan, 1/11/1806 - 9/30/1889, and sons Thomas W. Duncan & wife Francis B., Samuel A. Duncan, and John F. Duncan, buried in Algerita Cemetery, Richland Creek (pg.68, "San Saba Co. TX Cemetery Inscriptions" by Joyce Capps; from Jean Walker 10/1984; FHL book 976.468 V3c)
R.H. "Dick" Duncan, 18 Sept. 1891, hanged in Eagle Pass, bur. Barnett Cemetery, San Saba Co. TX, born "6 Dec. 1862" Leon Co. TX; brother of Abijah (Bige) Duncan bur. in unmarked grave. (Supplement pg.9, "San Saba Co. TX Cemetery Inscriptions" by Joyce Capps; from Jean Walker 10/1984; FHL book 976.468 V3c and film 1,421,867) More background is given about the reason for his hanging on pg.236, "Breaks of the Balcones : a regional history" (Travis Co. TX) by Allan A. Stovall; from Lucille Mehrkam 6/1984; FHL book 976.4 H2sto)
Robert Duncan, 1917, died; Robert Duncan 1828-1917 and Lavina Duncan 1843-1936 bur. Richland Springs Cemetery (pg.48, "San Saba Co. TX Cemetery Inscriptions" by Joyce Capps; from Jean Walker 10/1984; FHL book 976.468 V3c) (MAD: 1860 Caldwell Co. TX census)
"The Call of the San Saba : a history of San Saba County [TX]" by Alma Ward Hamrick, 1969 (from Lucille Mehrkam 6/1984; FHL book 976.468 H2h)
Duncans are mentioned briefly on pgs.35, 36, 38, 40, 49 (marriage of Nancy E. Duncan 1/17/1866 to W.T. Linn and Confederate pension applications for J.F. Duncan #35861 and W.T. Linn #23722), and pg.91 (Nancy Duncan, wife of W.T. Linn).
"Nevada, the Silver State" Vol.I, pub. by Western States Historical Pub., Inc., 1970 (FHL book 979.3 H2n Vol.1)
Pg.443 has an article about BYRON T. DUNCAN, of Imlay, Pershing Co. NV, born in Idaho, February 7, 1895, to Imlay in 1950, died April 13, 1963, son of G. Taplin Duncan born 1869 in Saba TX, died 1944, mar. Ollie Bernham born Uvalde, TX, died 1948.
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