Duncans in Tom Green and Coke Co. TX


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

Last revised August 8, 2002

Formed 1874 from Bexar
Upton formed 1867 from Tom Green
Midland formed 1885 from Tom Green
Crane, Ector, Glasscock, Loving, Ward, Winkler formed 1887 from Tom Green
Irion formed 1889 from Tom Green
Formed 1889 from Tom Green
Sterling formed 1891 from Tom Green
Reagan formed 1903 from Tom Green


Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/17/1983)
      Application, Name, County, Book
      26227, Duncan, George W., Tom Green, 3
      21413, Duncan, John William, Tom Green, 2

HISTORIES before 1923

"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. ...
      George W. Duncan, San Angelo [Tom Green Co.], TX; was born May 18, 1845, near Winchester, [Franklin Co.] TN. Enlisted in the Confederate Army in July, 1862, at Louden [Loudon Co.], TN, as private in Co. D, 17th TN Regiment, Infantry; Gen. Bushrod Johnson's brigade, Cheatham's division, Hardee's corps, Army of TN. Thos. Finch, first Captain, and Newman, first Colonel. Our regiment was sent with Longstreet to attack Burnside at Knoxville, TN; thence to VA where we remained until the close of the war. I was wounded at Beans Station, shot in left arm, between elbow and wrist, but did not break the bone. Was taken prisoner, with the most of my regiment, in front of Petersburg, VA, June 1864. Was first sent to Point Lookout, MD, and then to Elmira, NY, remaining in prison nearly 8 months. Was in the battles of ... I arrived at home the last of April, 1865, with the remainder of Lee's disbanded men, and found everything on my mother's plantation destroyed. Every building gone and most of the fencing, not enough material of the buildings left to build a respectable hencoop; the brick chimneys had been hauled off to their headquarters. (See McLennan Co. TX)


Some early Duncans in Tom Green or Coke Co. TX:
      J.G. Duncan, 27 Sept. 1885, mar. M.G. Thomson in Tom Green Co. TX
      J.R. Duncan, 29 Sept. 1886, mar. Lizzie Moss in Tom Green Co. TX
      George W. Duncan, 1922, of Carlsbad [Coke Co.], TX, and Tom Gorsage of Nashville, TN, served with William Jefferson Corn in Confederate Service, Co.D, 17th TN, in Franklin Co. TN, in Corn's Civil War Questionnaire dated 28 April 1922. Thomas Jefferson Gossage of Nashville [Davidson Co. TN] had been in the same company, others in his company still living were W.J. Corn of Pelham, TN, and Flex (Feliz?) Ussery of Dechard, TN, and George Duncan of TX, in Gossage's Civil War Questionnaire dated 24 May 1922. (Vol.2 pg.567-9 and Vol.3 pg.929-930, "TN Civil War Questionnaires" 5 Vols., by Gustavus W. Dyer & John Trotwood Moore; FHL book 976.8 M2dg and from Evelyn Sigler 4/1986)


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