Duncans in Blount Co. AL


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

Last revised August 17, 2007

Formed 1818 from Cherokee Cession, Montgomery
Jefferson formed 1819 from Blount
Marshall formed 1836 from Blount, Jackson, Cherokee Cession 1835
Etowah formed 1868 from Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, St.Clair
Cullman formed 1877 from Blount, Morgan, Winston


1830-1850 Blount Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Blount Co. AL Census
Pg.870, #122, Absolam DUNCAN 60 SC farmer $700-$500
                  Margaret 58 SC
                  Margaret 25, Louisa 22, Absolam 20 GA
                  Delmas (m) 16, Stiles (m) 10 GA
                  (MAD: Absolam Duncan b. 7/11/1800 Spartanburg Co. SC, d. 8/11/1873 per tombstone, wife was Margaret Trip Foster, not found 1850 census; Margaret Duncan b.1836 mar. Joseph Deen 2/26/1861; Dilmus Duncan mar. Phebe Chamblee 10/11/1871; Stiles Duncan mar. Martha Shelton 12/4/1878)
Pg.872, #135, Wm. S. DUNCAN 30 GA farmer $0-$75
                  Eleanor 23 GA
                  Barbary 5, Cornelia 3 GA
                  (MAD: Wm. S. Duncan mar. Elinor Green 7/26/1854 Floyd Co. GA; 1870 Morgan Co. AL census)
Pg.1008, #499, Sanford DUNCAN 29 GA well digger $0-$50
                  Julia A.E. 8 GA, Isaac T. 3 AL
                  (MAD: ? one Sanford Dunkin mar. Nancy Yarbrough 10/21/1851 Cherokee Co. GA; Sandford Duncan mar. Parmelia Holt 1/21/1862)

1870 Blount Co. AL Census
Twp.11 Range 1W
Pg.373, #48-44, DUNCAN, Absolum 70 SC farmer $400-$400
                  Trip (f) 70 SC
                  Luisy (f) 27, Dillmer (m) 25 GA
                  Styles (m) 21, James W. 16 GA
                  Thomas 4 GA
Pg.377, #112-100, DUNKINS, E. (m) 65 GA farmer $200-$300
                  Mary 58 GA keeps house
                  Nancy 33 GA at home
                  Emaline 22 GA at home
                  James 9 GA
                  George 7 GA


Blount Co. AL Marriage Records Index (FHL film 1,034,796 item 2-4)
      Index to Vol. A-B-C, 1820-1844 (1,034,796 item 2)
      Index to Vol. D (1,034,796 item 3)
      "WPA Index to Marriage Records 1820-1888" (FHL film 1,034,796 item 4)
            Old marriage register 1820-1830; gap from 1844 to 1852, missing and cannot be found. (pg.47)
      Marriage records Vol.A-C 1820-1844 (FHL film 1,034,797)
      Marriage records Vol.D, 1852-1860 (FHL film 1,034,797 and 1,034,798)
      Unnumbered Vol. 1861-1866 (FHL film 1,034,798 item 2?)
            Pg.9, Feb. 26, 1861, Joseph Deen to Margaret Duncan by H.D. Harbin, MG
            Pg.91, Jan. 21, 1862, Sandford Duncan to Parmelia Holt, by Uriah ?Smith, JP.


Blount Co. AL Deed index 1818-1900 (film incorrectly dated 1862-1900) (FHL film 1,034,787 items 3&4)
      I-460: Absolom Duncan to George W. Brock, deed
      W-252: D.L. Dunkin et als to P.H. Kinney, mtg?, 9/2/1878
      Quit 1890
      No Grantees found
      Did not check individual deed books for indexes

Blount Co. AL Deeds
      I-460: 26 Oct. 1857, Absalom Duncan and wife Margaret T. Duncan to George W. Brock, all Blount Co. AL, $50, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.31 T10 R1E, 40 acres; /s/ Absalom Duncan, Margrett Duncan; no wit. (FHL film 1,034,790)
      W-103: 6 July 1882, D.L. Duncan and wife Phebe Duncan to P.H. Kinney, $150, city lot in town of Hanceville?, Blount Co. AL, beg. NW corner NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.29 T11 R2W, then to Bangor Street; no wit. (FHL film 1,034,796) (indexed W-252, not found that page, this from index in deed book)


Blount Co. AL Probate Records v.B-B1 1845-1856 (FHL film 1,034,805 item 1-3)
      Vol.B, 1845-1851 - no index
      Vol.B1, 1852-1856 - no Duncan
      Vol.B2, 1852-1856 - no Duncan

Blount Co. AL Probate Court, Will Records v.1 1872-1911 (FHL film 1,034,805 item 4)
      No Duncan


AL Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865, cards in AL State Archives; Driver to Elich (FHL film 1,462,918)
      MAD: most items were small typed cards, 3x5; some items were very blurred in the filming and were double images and hard to read. Cards had name and rank in upper left corner, service unit usually in upper right corner, notation if Home Guard, details from source were given in center of card, and the "Authority" as the last line on the card. The service record from the Historical Record Roll frequently listed several engagements he served in, dates wounded, absent, present, etc., and I usually did not copy all the details.
      #2058237. Adjutant General's letter to State of AL, July 17, 1913. The name C.L. Duncan has not been found on the rolls on file in this office of Co.B, 48th Regt. AL Inf., C.S.A., from May 1863 to Oct. 1864 ....
      Duncan, Dilmus L., Private, Co.C, 48th Regt., enlisted at Bluntsville (MAD: sic), April 1, 1863, and served until he was paroled at the close of the war at Summersville. Born Aug. 29, 1844, Blountsville, Blount Co. AL, address 1921: Moulten, AL. Authority: 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers.
      Duncan, Dilmus Lyle, Private, Co.C, Stewart's Battalion, Capt. Wm. Graves WAS (?), J.B. Broddys. Aug. 1863, Blountville, AL; born Aug. 29, 1844, Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co. GA, address 1907-8: Bangar, AL. Continued until April 1865, was mustered out at Sommersville, AL. Authority: Census tax assessor, Blount Co. AL, 1907-8.
      Duncan, Robt., enlisted from Blount Co., Beat 2, had 2 dependents, his family was allowed to draw $5 per year. Authority: Indigent Family Record, M.R.D.
      Dunkin, Sandford P., Private, Co.F, 48th AL Inf. Regt. Blountsville, April 10, '62. Born GA, farmer, res. Blountsville, age 33, married. Discharged Aug. 1, 1862. Authority: Historical Record Roll dated near Richmond, VA, Jan. 1, '65.

AL Confederate Pension Applications, in AL State Archives, Duke - Dunn (FHL film 1,502,781)
      MAD: Did not extract all pension applications for the same person if they gave no other genealogy information. Documents were extracted in order on film. Did not usually copy reason for pension request, which was frequently old age or rheumatism or feebleness; did not always copy witnesses names, which sometimes only said they knew the applicant was of good character and in need of the pension. "Cavalry" was frequently abbreviated "Calv" and spelled "Calvary." Did not usually copy the schedule of property unless it listed land. The complete pension papers should be rechecked individually, following is very brief extract of contents.
      DUNCAN, D.L., Blount Co. AL, Private, Co.B, 48th AL. Report 8 Sept. 1913, name of D.L. Duncan not found on rolls of Co.B, 48th Reg. AL Inf. CSA, May 1863 to Oct. 31, 1864 (several of these letters). Letter 27 Sept. 1913, Bangor, AL, from D.L. Duncan enclosing affidavit of Eli Frost. Affidavit 29 Sept. 1913 by William (X) Tidwell who also served in Capt. Graves Co., organized at Blountsville in 1863, part of Stuart's Battallion, Roddy's Command. Affidavit 24 April 1915, Blount Co. AL, D.L. Duncan, born Guinette Co. GA, over age 70; witness E.M. Cox, acquainted 50 years; 26 May 1916, D.L. Duncan desires to be transferred to Jefferson Co. Affidavit 26 May 1916, Lawrence Co. AL. Application 3 June 1904, D.L. Duncan, resides Blount Co. AL, enlisted as soldier in Co.B, 48th Reg., 29 July 1863 at Blountsville, AL, discharged 20 July 1865, now age 59, P.O. Bangor, AL, wit. E.B. Scott, J.P. Calwell.

HISTORIES before 1923

"Memorial record of Alabama : a concise account of the state's political, military, professional and industrial progress, together with the personal memoirs of many of its people." by Hannis Taylor; pub. Madison, Wis.: Brant & Fuller, 1893, 2216 pgs. (LH10905, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 976.1 H2m & v.2 and film 934,817 items 1-2)
      Vol.II, pg.325-326, Franklin Co.: Dr. THOMAS F. ROBINSON, (born) Blount County, Ala., July, 1855. ... in 1884, Dr. Robinson was happily wedded to Miss Belle Prince, ... The father of the doctor is E. Miller Robinson, a native of Georgia, who came to Alabama and located at Arkadelphia, where he is an extensive farmer. He was commissioner of Blount county for 16 years. He served two years in the Confederate service as captain, when he was captured and sent to Johnson's Island. He married Nancy Duncan, of Georgia, six children being born to them, the four following of whom are living: Thomas F., of Bessemer; Emma, wife of A.C. McAnally, of Arkadelphia; Dr. E. Miller, of Bessemer; D.D., of Arkadelphia. The mother of Dr. Robinson was the second wife of his father, his first wife being Miss Stamper, of Georgia, by whom there were four children: J.A., of Ringgold, Ga.; J.T., of Ringgold, Ga.; James P. of Arkadelphia, and Amanda J., wife of D.S. Rice, of Texas. Dr. Robinson's father and his six brothers were in the Confederate army.


"Pioneer Trails (AL)" by The Birmingham Gen. Society, Inc.; Vol.27#2 April 1985 (FHL book 976.178 B2p; from Evelyn Sigler 1986)
      This periodical contains on pg.57 the Absalom Duncan Bible record, in the possession of Shirley L. Davis, starting with Absalom Duncan, born 7/11/1800, mar. 10/23/1823 to Margaret T. Foster, born 4/16/1805; it gives the dates of birth of their children, and sometimes the date of death; it includes among the children, sons Wm. S. Duncan b. 3/2/1830, Thomas F. Duncan b. 10/17/1837, Robert D. Duncan b. 6/24/1833, Absalom W. Duncan b. 5/5/1840, Dilmus Tile Duncan b. 8/29/1844, and Stiles Shelton Duncan b. 1/28/1849.


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