Duncans in Wise Co. TX


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

Last revised May 9, 2003

Formed 1856 from Cooke


1860 Wise Co. TX Census
Prairie Point
Pg.328, #328-331, Henry R. MAPLES 33 KY miller $0-$1750
                  Sarah N/G?. 23 KY
                  Luella B. 13 IL
                  Walter MANNING? 4 MO
                  Thomas L. (MANNING?) 1 KY
                  Wesley EDDINGS 29 TN day laborer $0-$20
                  Adison HOLMES (m) 19 OH engineer
                  Robert DUNCAN 23 IL day laborer $0-$500
Pg.331, #373-377, Greenberry DUNKIN 51 TN farmer $0-$200
                  Rhoda 48 KY
                  Rutherford 16 IL student
                  Mary S. 13 IL
                  (MAD: 1850 Clay Co. IL census; 1870 Wayne Co. IL census)


Some early Duncans in Wise Co. TX:
      George H. Duncan, 4 March 1836, lived in TX; his title to a 1st Class grant in Wise Co. TX was listed on pg.1540, "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 (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).
            One George H. Duncan, 5 Dec. 1835, had patent to 1 league of land in Smith's Colony, Harrison? Co. TX (from "Index to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in TX" by Virginia H. Taylor, originally published as "Spanish Archives of the General Land Office of TX" (by Glass?), FHL book 976.4 R2tv; Houston, TX, library book 976.4G 549; from Lucille Mehrkam and from Jean Walker 1984). George H. Duncan on 15 Feb. 1836 also had patent to 10 leagues of land, in Durst & Williams Colony (ibid). George H. Duncan received bounty warrant #698 for 320 acres on 5 Dec. 1837 for service from 4 July to 8 Oct. 1836, 320 acres in Angelina Co. were surveyed but not patented; Glo file Nac Bty 421. ("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). (MAD: see Anderson Co. TX records)

"History of Wise County [TX] : a link with the past" Vol.1, ed. by Rosalie Gregg, 1972/1975 (from Lucille Mehrkam 6/1984; FHL book 976.4532 H2w)
      Pg.367 contains an article on the Peggy Jenkens Logan Family, including information on Mary Elizabeth Duncan, born 2/10/1859, died 1925, mar. in Hunt Co. TX 6/23/1874 to E.S. Jenkins, she the dau. of John Rutherford Duncan b. 5/24/1833 d. 5/1866, mar. 11/6/1856 Sophia Bradshaw, and naming the children of John Rutherford Duncan. (MAD: ?? 1850 Van Zandt Co. TX census)


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