Duncan research files of
1850 Carroll Co. VA Census
Pg.329, #170-170, Isaac DUNCAN 22 VA farmer $0
Rebecca 20 VA
James 1 VA
Pg.329, #172-172, James DALTON 32 VA farmer $0
Nancy 26 VA
Frances (f) 4, Rachell 1 VA
Catharine DUNCAN 14 VA
Pg.331, #197-197, John DUNCAN 35 VA farmer $225
Lucy 35 VA
Julian(f) 13, Rachel 10 VA
Milly 7, William 4 VA
Andrew J. 2 VA
(MAD: John's wife was Lucy Dalton)
Pg.331, #199-199, Greenberry DUNCAN 65 VA farmer $500
Nancy 57 VA
Polly 21 VA
Tobias 19 VA none blind
Noah 17 VA farmer
(MAD: Greenberry bro. of Blanch Sr.; 1837 Grayson Co. VA)
Pg.331-2, #205-205, Joshua DUNCAN 27 VA farmer $400
Elizabeth 25 VA
Sarah 5, Nancy 2 VA
Wesley 6/12 VA
(MAD: 1839-41 Grayson Co. VA)
Pg.332, #206-206, Henry DUNCAN 52 VA miller $0
Elizabeth 51 VA
Blanch (m) 22 VA laborer
Mary 19, Elizabeth 18 VA
Catharine 17, Sally 12 VA
Henry M. 10 VA
Oliver H. HONAGAN 5 VA
(MAD: Henry son of Blanch Sr.; 1840 Floyd Co. VA census)
Pg.333, #220-220, Reed DUNCAN 40 VA farmer $0
Polly 30 VA
Malinda 16, William B. 15 VA laborer
Mahala 13, Eliza 11 VA
James 10, Harriette 9 VA
Lydia 6, Mary 3 VA
(MAD: Reed son of Greenberry?; 1840 Floyd Co. VA census, 1844 Grayson Co. VA)
Pg.335, #249-249, Thomas DINKINS 34 VA farmer $500
Penelope 39 VA
Franklin C. (m) 11, James M. 8 VA
Pg.358, #600-600, Peter DUNCAN 26 NC farmer $500
Catherine 26 NC
John 1 VA
Sarah DUNCAN 70 VA
Rebeca WALK 12 VA
(MAD: Sarah d.1859 widow of Peter prob. of 1820 Surry Co. NC census)
1860 Carroll Co. VA Census
Pg.771, #26-26, Reed DUNCAN 47 VA farmer $1000-$1500
Polly 47 VA
James 20, Liddia 16 VA
Mary 14, George W. 6 VA
Sarah 4 VA
Jonas FINLEY 15 VA MULATTO farm laborer
Pg.805, #257-258, John DUNCAN 47 VA farmer $1255-$323
Lucy 47 VA baker
Margaret DALTON 3 VA
Rachel SIMPKINS 20 VA
William H. JACKSON 11, Nancy 9 VA
Joshua SIMPKINS 22 VA farmer
Pg.824, #376-379, Isaac DUNCAN 34 VA farmer $0-$55
Rebecca 32 VA
James M. 11, Benjamin W. 7 VA
Albert J. 1 VA
Pg.829, #411-415, Nancy DUNCAN 69 VA farming $1000-$188
Polly 30 VA spinning & weaving
Pg.829, #412-416, Noah DUNCAN 26 VA farmer $0-$388
Mary 20 VA
Emeline 2, Martha 10/12 VA
Tobias 28 VA blind
Pg.829, #414-418, Henry DUNCAN Jr. 49 VA farmer $0-$42
Mary 51 VA
Lucy 22, Benjamin 19 farm laborer $0-$93
Sela (f) 13, Isaiah 10 VA
James M. 3 VA
Pg.830, #416-420, Elijah DUNCAN 40 VA farmer $350-$88
Sally 38 VA
Sela (f) 17, Jacob 15 VA
Peter 13, Jesse 11 VA
David 9, Malinda 7 VA
Zylpha (f) 5 VA
Pg.831, #424-428, Henry DUNCAN Sr. 62 VA miller $0-$45
Elizabeth 61 VA
Polly 20, Sally 18 VA
Henry M. 17 VA
Oliver HUNNISSAN 14 VA
Pg.831, #425-429, Joshua DUNCAN 40 VA farmer $1000-$600
Elizabeth 37 NC
Sarah 15, Nancy 12 VA
Wesly (m) 10 VA
Pg.913, #904-910, Peter DUNCAN 46 NC farmer $600-$166
Catherine 47 NC
John P. 11 VA
Eliza J. MeGRADY 20 VA cook
(MAD: Peter Duncan mar. 1845 Catherine Spainhouer in Stokes Co. NC; 1870 Polk Co. MO census)
1870 Carroll Co. VA Census
Laurel Fork Twp.
Pg.443, #293-295, DUNCAN, Wade 27 VA farmer $0-$0
Sarah A. 24 VA keeping house
Lucy F. 2 VA at home
John B. 4/12 VA b.Nov., at home
(MAD: age and month of birth as given)
Pine Creek Twp.
Pg.458, #99-103, DUNCAN, Jas. F. 30 VA farmer $540-$445
Mary Jane 24 VA keeping house
John R. 5, George W. 3 VA at home
Octava V. (f) 1 VA at home
Pg.458, #100-104, DUNCAN, Mary 50 VA keeping house $0-$0
Sarah 14 VA at home
Pg.462, #152-158, DUNCAN, Isaac 45 VA farm laborer $0-$100
Rebecca 40 VA keeping house
Benjamin W. 19 VA labors on farm
Albert J. 11 VA labors on farm
Jas. M. 21 VA labors on farm
Rachel 23 VA at home
Velera (f) 1 VA at home
Pg.466, #209-215, DUNCAN, Jacob 23 VA farmer $800-$115
Narcisus (f) 26 VA keeping house
DUDLEY, John 14 VA works on farm
Pg.466, #210-216, DUNCAN, Joshua 51 VA miller $1244-$528
Elizabeth 45 VA keeping house
J. Wesley (m) 30 VA works on farm
HELTON, Napoleon (m) 18 VA works on farm
Arta Minse (f) 12 VA at home
Pg.467, #215-221, DUNCAN, Henry J. 59 VA farmer $0-$100
Mary 51 VA keeping house
Lucy 32 VA at home
Isaiah 20 VA works on farm
Mary Jane 21 VA at home
Allen T.D. 2 VA at home
Wm. Thomas 6 VA at home
Jas. M. 14 VA at home
Pg.467, #216-222, DUNCAN, Polly 42 VA keeping house $1100-$388
Tobias (m) 40 VA at home, blind
Nancy 80 VA at home
Pg.467, #220-225, DUNCAN, Elijah 45 VA farmer $70-$0
Sarah 45 VA keeping house
Celia 25, Melinda 14 VA at home
Ziffa (f) 12, Elizabeth 9 VA at home
Harrison (m) 4 VA at home
David 15 VA labors on farm
Pg.467, #222-228, DUNCAN, John 34 VA farmer $300-$0
Milly 27 VA keeping house
George 11 VA works on farm
Benjamin F. 8, Albert B. 4 VA at home
Elizabeth 2 VA at home
Robert Lee 3/12 VA b.Feb. at home
Jackson 23 VA labors on farm
Pg.467, #226-232, QUISENBERRY family
DUNCAN, Jesse 19 VA labors on farm
Pg.474, #326-334, DUNCAN, Asa 22 VA labors on farm $0-$0
Nancy 20 VA keeping house
Pg.474, #327-335, DUNCAN, John 56 VA farmer $300-$229
Lucy 56 VA keeping house
1900 Census, Sulphur Springs, Carroll County, Virginia (from Kathy Cawley 3/13/2010)
S.D.# 5, E.D.# 9, Page# 192, Image# 25 of 50
James M., Head, w/m, June 1845, age 54, m'd 17 yrs., VA./VA./VA., farmer
Juda F., Wife, w/f, Feb 1860, age 40, 7 chi. born, 6 living, VA./VA./VA.
Jessie E., Son, w/m, Aug 1883, age 16, VA./VA./VA., farm laborer
Hattie I., Daughter, w/f, Nov 1886, age 13, VA./VA./VA.
Flora V., Daughter, w/f, May 1889, age 11, VA./VA./VA.
Harvey M., Son, w/m, May 1893, age 7, VA./VA./VA.
Blanch E., Daughter, w/f, July 1897, age 2, VA./VA./VA.
Conrad B. Son, w/m, Oct 1899, age 7/12, VA./VA./VA.
1910 Census, Sulphur Springs, Carroll County, Virginia (from Kathy Cawley 3/13/2010)
S.D.# 4, E.D.# 14, Page# 212B, Image 6 of 35
Juda F., Head, f/w, age 50, W'd., 7 chi. born, 5 living, VA./VA./N.C., farmer/gen'l farm
Hattie I., Daughter, f/w, age 22, single, VA./VA./VA., farm laborer/working out
Harvey M., Son, m/w, age 16, VA./VA./VA., farm laborer/working out, attended school
Blanche E., Daughter, f/w, age 12, VA./VA./VA., farm laborer/home farm, attended school
Cinard(?) W., Son, m/w, age 10, VA./VA./VA., farm laborer/home farm, attended school
(KDC: Harvey was in 1930 Harlan Co. KY)
Carroll Co. VA Register of Marriages 1854-1913 (FHL film 31,087)
Page, Line #, Date, names of groom and bride, groom's age, place of birth, widowed or single, parents, residence, occupation; bride's age, place of birth, widowed or single, parents, residence; County where marriage took place, married by whom. MAD: I have rearranged the columns; the original sequence had the ages of each, parents of each, places of birth of each, etc.
Pg.3, #21, Feb. 7, 1855, W.L. Carter to Mahala Duncan; W.L. age 26, single, b. Wythe Co. VA, parents Geo. & Elizabeth Carter, res. Carroll Co. VA, farmer; Mahala age 21, single, b. Floyd Co. VA, parents Reed and Polly Duncan, res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by W. Thompson.
Pg.4, #31, April 8, 1857, William Dukin to Sally Gardner; William age 18 (MAD: sic), single, b. Pulaski Co. VA, parents Jonathan & Mary Duken, res. Carroll Co. VA, farmer; Sally age 38 (MAD: sic), single, b. Montgomery Co. VA, parents James & Tabitha Gardner, res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by W. Thompson.
Pg.5, #36, March 2, 1857, Lawzer C. Duncan to Emelinda J. Howel (MAD: sic); Lawzer age 24, single, b. Floyd Co. VA, parents Peter and Viley Duncan, res. Carroll Co. VA, farmer; Emelinda age 22, single, b. Floyd Co. VA, parents D.A. and Charlotte Howell, res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by David A. Howell.
Pg.6, #15, Dec. 16, 1858, Jefferson Cock? (Cook?) to Julia A. Duncan; Jefferson age 25, single, b. Floyd Co. VA, parents John and Nancy Cook? (Cock?), res. Floyd Co. VA, farmer; Julia age 22, single, b. Carroll Co. VA, parents John and Lucy Duncan, res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by John Cock.
Pg.6, #18, Dec. 25, 1858, Peter A. Jennings to Eliza J. Duncan; Peter age 21, single, b. Carroll Co. VA, parents Johnathan and Clara Jennings, res. Carroll Co. VA, farmer; Eliza age 21, single, b. Floyd Co. VA, parents Reed and Mary Duncan, res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by H.P. F?l?itton? (H?l?itton).
Pg.7, #2, Jan. 13, 1859, John Duncan Jr. to Millia Duncan; John age 32, widowed, b. Floyd Co. VA, parents Henry and Mary Duncan, res. Carroll Co. VA, farmer; Millia age 16, single, b. Carroll Co. VA, parents John and Lucy Duncan, res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by Henry Lindsey. (MAD: see inquiry of Jason Duncan 1996)
Pg.8, #8, March 4, 1860, Joshua Simpkins to Rachel Duncan; Joshua age 23, single, b. Carroll Co. VA, parents Thos. and Margaret Simpkins, res. Carroll Co. VA, farmer; Rachel age (blank), single, b. Carroll Co. VA, parents John and Lucy Duncan, res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by Henry Lindsey.
Pg.8, #13, May 14, 1860, Nathaniel Thompson Jr. to Harriet Duncan; Nathaniel age 21, single, b. Carroll Co. VA, parents Nathan and Rhoda Thompson, res. Carroll Co. VA, farmer; Harriet age 18, single, b. Carroll Co. VA, parents Reed and Polly Duncan, res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by Hardon P. Hylton.
Pg.11, #7, Feb. 5, 1863, Henry Duncan to Rachel Webb; Henry age 60, widowed, b. Montgomery Co. VA, parents (blank), res. Carroll Co. VA, farmer; Rachel age 40, widowed, b. Grayson Co. VA, parents Robert and Susan (no last name), res. Carroll Co. VA; mar. Carroll Co. VA by Jas. Thompson, MG.
Indexed: Sarah Duncan pg.13, Mary Duncan pg.16 (quit copying bride index), Benjamin Duncan pg.18, W.H. Duncan pg.18, Jacob Duncan pg.21, Henry Duncan pg.64?, John H. Duncan pg.79 (did not copy all)
Go to the Carroll Co. VA Land Records
Carroll Co. VA Appraisements (from index cards of Kit Smith 1983 sent with permission to share with others)
Blanch Duncan, dec., appraisement returned Jan. 1831
John Duncan, dec., appraisement returned Aug. 1814
Thomas Duncan, dec., appraisement returned Sept. 1847
Carroll Co. VA Wills (index 1842-1953, FHL film 31,075)
Wills v.1-2 1842-1875 (FHL film 31,076; no later books on film)
2-64: Greenberry Duncan, will. Greenberry (X) Duncan of Carroll Co. VA, 19 May 1857; to my wife Nancy for life, land where I now reside, 83 acres, and the bonds and notes due me, for life, and balance of my lands and real and personal estate except as hereinafter named; after her decease to my son Noah Duncan and Tobias Duncan the portion of land above named, and a tract of land containing 50 acres also being part of the Chesnut Nobs tract which contains 100 acres, bounded by a new marked line; to my son Noah Duncan the land above named after the death of my wife and my son Tobias Duncan for the trouble he may have in maintaining and taking care of said Tobias, and if Noah Duncan should not survive Tobias, his heirs shall have the afsd. land &c after the death of Tobias; also for the same consideration to my son Noah Duncan, one still, all my household and kitchen furniture, etc. by his paying to Thomas Simpkins $5, having heretofore given him some property. Also Noah to pay my son John Duncan $5 having also given him property heretofore. To my son Joshua Duncan all the interest, title and claim I had in the land and mill property that he now resides on. To my daughter Polly Duncan the remainder of the 1,000 acre tract known as the chesnut nob tract, and after the death of my wife, I give to my daughter Polly 1/3 of my estate, and the other 2/3 of my personal estate to Noah Duncan and Tobias Duncan. Appoint wife Nancy Duncan and son Joshua Duncan executors. Wit. J.W. Williamson, Abraham (X) Marshall, Stephen Hugholt??. Proved June 1860 on oaths of Thomas W. Williamson and Abraham Marshall; Joshua Duncan, the exec., posted bond, security Thomas W. Williamson.
2-291: Sale bill of Noah Duncan, decd, 4 Oct. 1865. Sales mostly to Mary Duncan. 2-292: Appraisal 4 Oct. 1865 by Stephen Bond, Aaron (X) Philips, and John (X) Duncan, filed Dec. 1865.
2-591: Account of Martha E. & Alverda J. Duncan by Martin Cox, their guardian; incl. amount paid Joshua Duncan, amount due from Joshua Duncan and R.W. Phillips admin. of Noah Duncan decd, and interest from 13 May 1871; 1873 account included amount for recording deed to heirs of Noah Duncan; settlement filed 13 May 1873.
From index only, books after 1875 not on film
3-27: M.E. & A.J. Duncan guardian
3-54: Henry Duncan will
3-291: Tobias Duncan
3-368: Greenberry Duncan, inventory; p.369, account of sales
3-422: Greenberry Duncan, settlement
Book 4: John Duncan (not copied, late)
Carroll Co. VA Register of Deaths 1853-1870 (FHL film 31,087)
Pg.8, Line #46, Sarah Duncan, female, d. March 25, 1859, old age, age 74, parents unknown, b. Halifax VA, consort of Peter Duncan decd, informant Peter Duncan, son.
Pg.10, Line #16, Greenberry Duncan, male, d. May 12, 1860, cancer in the ear, age 70, parents (blank), b. Montgomery Co., (blank married/single), farmer, informant Joshua Duncan.
Pg.10, Line #17, Emeline Duncan, female, d. Dec. 7, 1860, complaint, age 3, parents Manoah Duncan and Mary Duncan, b. Carroll Co., single, informant Manoah Duncan.
Pg.12, Line #3, Elizabeth Duncan, female, d. Jan. 5, 1861, fever, age 51, parents not known, b. Floyd Co., married, informant Henry Duncan.
Pg.12, Line #4, Lydia Duncan, female, d. Nov. 1861 (no day), fever, age 17, parent Reed Duncan, b. Carroll Co., married, informant Marah Duncan, mother.
Pg.12, Line #5, Reed Duncan, male, d. Dec. 1861, fever, age 49 years 9 months, parents (blank), b. Floyd Co., farmer, married, informant Marah Duncan, wife.
Pg.20, Line #2, Celie Duncan, female, d. Dec. 14, 1868, consumption, age 20, parents Henry and Mary Duncan, b. Carroll Co., single, informant Henry Duncan.
Pg.21, Line #13, Sarah Duncan, female, d. Feb. 28, 1870, unknown, age 21, "not stated", "not stated", single, "not stated".
Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
Duncan, Greenbury, Greenberry or (Dunkin) Berry, widow Nancy; WO 4682, WC 33338; BL 21918-160-55; Private Capt. Timothy Dalton's Co. VA Mil., 2/8/1815 to 3/3/1815; residence of soldier 1855, Carroll Co. VA; residence of widow 1871, 1878 Carroll Co. (P.O. Dug Spur) VA; maiden name of widow Nancy Philips, m. 1809 Grayson Co. VA; soldier d. May 12, 1860, Carroll Co. VA, widow d. Feb. 19, 1882; Remarks: widows pension certificate in brief.
Floyd Co. VA Deed (copy from Mary Frances Bridges 1994 with permission to share with others)
M-402: 13 April 1872, Henry Dunkin (X) and Elijah Dunkin (X) of Carroll Co. VA and Steven Hewett & wife Rody Hewett (/s/ Hughett X) and Thomas Dunkin of Floyd Co. VA; that for $25 paid said Henry Dunkin & $25 paid said Elijah Dunkin and $25 paid said Steven Hewett and Rody Hewett his wife and $25 paid Thomas Duncan (sic) and $50 paid to William A. Hylton (did not sign), deed to said Benjamin Dunkin all their right etc. to all the entire interest of the estate of John Dunkin decd. both real and personal to the said Benjamin Dunkin & his heirs; it is understood that said Benjamin Dunkin is to provide and maintain his mother Rody Dunkin her natcheral lifetime a lean is hereby retained until the purchase money is paid. All appeared before Henry C. Hall and Samuel McDaniel JPs.
1889 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Northwest Arkansas" by Goodspeed (from Evelyn Sigler 1983 with permission to share with others)
Pg.853: Sebastian Co. Elbert Jennings, b. Carroll Co. VA, Oct. 3, 1859, son of Peter and Eliza J. (Duncan) Jennings. Eliza Duncan b. Pulaski Co. VA, had two children: Elbert and Isabella Abercrombie; of Benton Co. AR 1870. Elbert Jennings moved with his parents to AR.
"The Daily Telegraph" Bluefield, West Virginia, January 9, 1904 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
Roanoke, Va., January 9. -- Joseph Duncan, a white man 27 years of age, committed suicide early this morning by drinking carbolic acid. He was in O'Leary's bar-room on Nelson street, a few minutes before 7 o'clock and was seen to take the poison from his pocket and drink two-thirds of the contents of a two - ounce vial. After taking the fatal dose he remarked that he would be dead in a few minutes. He immediately walked out of the saloon, in the company with a stranger, going up Railroad avenue to the St. James Hotel, where he was led through the door and forced to take a seat, the stranger immediately making his departure. Duncan was then frothing at the mouth and seemed to be suffering internally. The clerk thought, from his appearance that, he was suffering from poison and the police were notified at once, and physicians summoned. The physicians at once saw that he was suffering from carbolic acid poisoning and sent for the ambulance and conveyed the dying man to the hospital, where he died in great agony. The chief of police took charge of his effects, which consisted of two empty pocket book, a knife and a bundle of papers. Among the papers an accident policy was found for $700. made out in favor of his mother, Adeline Duncan, of Handly [MAD: Kanawha Co.], W. Va. G.T. Spooner was the writer of the policy, which is on the Continental Casualty Company. An honorable discharge from the Third Virginia regiment, Company H, was also found among the effects, and the discharge showed that he had enlisted at Hillsville, Va., giving that place as his home. Mayor Cutchin wired both Handley, W. Va., and Hillsville, Va., to ascertain the where-abouts of his mother. [MAD: Hillville, Carroll Co. VA]
Duncan had been in the city for several days and had been drinking very heavily. He was arrested day before yesterday for being drunk, and when sober enough at the situation he had put up $5 for his appearance the next morning, and as he failed to show up the money was forfeited.
Duncan went into the St. James Hotel last evening apparently under the influence of liquor and while seated at one of the tables was seen by the barkeeper, to uncork the bottle and after smelling the contents for a moment, put the cork back in the bottle and take his departure.
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