Duncans in Baker-Chilton Co. AL


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

Last revised October 13, 2001

Formed 1868 as Baker Co. from Autauga, Bibb, Perry and Shelby
Name changed 1874 to Chilton Co.


No 1870 Baker Co. AL census

1880 Chilton Co. AL Census
Coppers, Pg.63?, SD 2, ED 30?
Pg.111C, #600-604, DUNCAN, Andrew J. 31 AL mar. farmer SC SC
                  Nicy (f) 23 GA wife keeping house GA GA
                  John H. 6 AL son AL GA
                  Joseph A. 4 AL (blank) AL GA
                  (MAD: mar. Nicie Wells 2/16/1871 Macon Co. AL)


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.
      Duncan, A.J., Pension 21061? (blurred), H/M?...? County, Pensioner Mrs. J.M. Duncan, widow of A.J. Duncan, (regt. & Co. too blurred, wit. too blurred). (MAD: see Randolph, Clay & Chilton Cos.)

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, A.J., pensioner Mrs. S.A. Duncan, Randolph, Clay and Chilton Cos. AL, Private, Co.A, 31st AL. Application, 3 May 1899, Mrs. S.A. Duncan, Randolph Co., widow of A.J. Duncan, Private, Co.A, 31st Reg. AL Vols., her husband died Oct. 1863; witnesses J.T. Baird, A.J. Barnett. Appl. 16 Jan. 1918, Mrs. S.A. Duncan (X) resident of Clay Co., widow of Andrew Jackson Duncan, private in 31st Reg.; she b. near Peonelvert?, Elbert Co. GA, on 26 July 1835, being 83 years of age, now on Pension roll of Randolph Co. under #38128, transferred to Clay Co. AL. Examination 13 June 1899, she living around with her children who are all renters, is rheumatic and has defective vision. Appl. 4 May 1915, Mrs. S.A. (X) Duncan, Clay Co., widow of A.J. Duncan, private soldier, she b. Elbert Co. GA 6 July 1835, age 79, now on Randolph Co. pension rolls #21064. Other applications not copied. 25 July 1887, Mrs. Sarah (X) Duncan, widow of A.J. Duncan, Private in Co.G, 31st Reg., AL Volunteers. Appl. 19 May 1894, Mrs. Sarah A. Duncan (X) of Chilton Co., widow of Andrew J. Duncan. (MAD: see also pension application under DUNKIN, A.J., Randolph Co. AL)


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