Duncans in Hanover Co. VA


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

Last revised January 18, 2007

Formed 1720 from New Kent
Louisa formed 1742 from Hanover


1830-1860 Hanover Co. VA census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Hanover Co. VA Census
Lower Revenue Dist.
Pg.18, #252-256, DUNKIN, Mary 39 VA BLACK domestic servant $0-$0
                  JACKSON, Elizabeth 25 VA MULATTO domestic servant
Pg.20, #283-287, DUNCAN, James 40 VA (white) minister $0-$0
                  Sarah 40 NC keeping house
                  Theela (f) 14 DC at home
                  David 12 VA at school
                  Nannie 9, James 7 VA
                  FURTLEY, James 22 VA (white) at school
                  ABRAMS, Ann 35 VA BLACK domestic servant
                  CHAMBERLANE, Patsey (f) 70 VA BLACK domestic servant
                  WINSTON, Washington (m) 14 VA BLACK domestic servant
                  (MAD: 1860 Henrico Co. VA census)
Beaver Dam Depot
Pg.48, #709-714, DUNKINS, Primus? (m) 25 VA BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Gemima (f) 22 VA BLACK keeping house
                  Mary 2 VA BLACK
                  Henderson 4/12 VA BLACK b.Jan.
Lower Revenue Dist.
Pg.81, #1252-1294, DUNKINS, Primas (m) 33 VA BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  Gemima 30 VA BLACK keeping house
                  Mary 4, Henderson 1 VA BLACK
Pg.100, #1595-1635, DUNKAN, Henry 45 VA BLACK domestic servant $0-$0
                  Dollery (f) 44 VA BLACK keeping house
                  (MAD: no children)
Upper Revenue District
Pg.105, #42-42, DUNKIN, Charlotte 55 VA BLACK domestic servant $0-$0 (alone)
Pg.182, #1377-1396, DUNCAN, Moses 41 VA BLACK works on rail road $0-$0
                  Lydia 36 VA BLACK keeping house
                  Polly 14, Mary 12 VA BLACK domestic servant
                  Lucy 6 VA BLACK


Hanover Co. VA Court Records, wills, etc. 1733-1735 (FHL film 31,942 item 1)
      No Duncan

Hanover Co. VA Deed Index 1783-1792 (FHL film 31,942 item 2)
      No Duncan
      No other deeds on film

Hanover Co. VA Records (from Charles Gordon 1983 with permission to share with others, original source not given)
      1782 Taxpayer: Edward Dunkin.


"New York Times" New York, New York, 25 Sep 1877 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      Obituary. REV. DR. JAMES A. DUNCAN, a distinguished divine of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and President of Randolph Macon College, died at Ashland, Va., yesterday morning at 4 o'clock. (MAD: Ashland, Hanover Co. VA)

"The Wellsboro Agitator" Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania, Tuesday, October 2, 1877 (from Kathy D. Cawley 1/2006; Ashland, Hanover Co. VA)
      REV. JAMES A. DUNCAN, of the Methodist Church and President of the Macon College, died at Ashland, Va., last week.

HISTORIES before 1923

1916 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO film 69 reel 2 & 3; CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      Vol.4 pg.1705: JOHN A. DUNCAN, in service of Southern Pacific Railway, foreman of the roundhouse at Glidden [Colorado Co.]; had his home in TX almost 40 years. Of old VA family & ancestry, John A. Duncan was born in Montgomery, AL, December 29, 1858, son of George W. and Mary (Caldwell) Duncan who had moved to AL only a short time previously. His father, who was born at town of Fluvanna, Faquier (sic) Co. VA, self-educated, son of a slave-holding farmer. The old planter and the grandfather was James Duncan who married a Miss Sneed, representing another old family of VA; among the children of this old couple were: George W.; Robert who died in TN; Howell, the oldest son who spent his life in Roanoke, VA; Valentine whose life was passed in Faquier Co.; Mrs. Mary Waldrip of Hanover; Nannie who married a planter named Pettit and lived near Fluvanna; Lucinda who was married and spent her life in her native country, and German, of Fluvanna. After his marriage, George W. Duncan spent several years on farm of his mother and about 1855 left VA, to Montgomery, AL where engaged in planting, enrolled for service in Confederate Army, was captured at Agar's Station, MS, paroled two weeks later, returned home a year before close of war; an agent for General Allen, and later for Charles Moulton an extensive farmer near Montgomery, AL, in whose service he died March 3, 1868. George W. Duncan was married in Campbell Co. VA on November 15, 1853, to Mary A. Caldwell, born November 16, 1844, dau. of Watson and Mary (Winfrey) Caldwell; they belonged to old VA families and Mr. Caldwell was extensive tobacco grower with slave labor; lost his money because of Civil War; (more on Caldwell family not copied here). Children of George W. and Mary Duncan were: Alice who married Whitaker (no second name) and died at Spout Springs, VA; John Archer; Charles of Denta, VA; George Freney, who died in childhood; and Kate who died unmarried. John A. Duncan grew up in old VA, his mother having returned there after the death of the father, and in 1878 came direct from Lynchburg, VA, to LaGrange, TX, by railroad ... The first time Mr. Duncan revisited his old home in VA was after an absence of 14 years and soon after his own marriage. He was married at Halletsville, TX on November 26, 1884, to Mrs. Lydia Overbay, whose father, Charles Keykendall, was an early settler in Lavaca Co. The children of Mr. & Mrs. Duncan are: John C., an employee of the Southern Pacific at Glidden; Miss Ethel; Leslie, freight clerk at Glidden; and Miss Kyle, attending school at Columbus. (MAD: Denta, VA, as given in history; Dante, VA, as given by Terry Duncan, a descendant, 12/2001)


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