Duncans in Cleburne Co. AL


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

Last revised February 9, 2002

Formed 1866 from Calhoun, Randolph, Talladega


1870 Cleburne Co. AL Census (poor handwriting)
Twp.17 Range 10
Pg.337, #62-62, DUNCAN, S.H. (m) 30 GA farmer $500-$100
                  Sarah E. 24 GA keeping hous
                  Elisa J. 3, Margaret 2 AL
                  LATTER?, Mary 68 NC retired
                  ALLEN, Sarah 16 GA work in hous
                  (MAD: Seaborn Duncan, 1850 Madison Co. GA census)
Pg.337, #63-63, DUNCAN, Mary 83 GA keeping hous $100-$50
                  Martha 43 GA work for wages?
                  Liza (f) 37 GA work in hous
                  Nancy 17 GA at home
                  (MAD: widow of William Duncan of 1850 Madison Co. GA census, 1860 Randolph Co. AL census)
Twp.17 Range 11 (stamped pg.375 covers pgs.5 to 8; stamped pg.376 starts pg.9)
Pg.375 (5), #32-32, DENCAN, L.P. (m) 50 GA farmer $0-$0
                  Julia A. 47 GA keeping hous
                  Frances B. (f) 26 AL at home
                  Tabitha A. 22 AL at home
                  James A. 19, Seborne (m) 16 AL at home
                  Julia O. 10, Thomas J. 8 AL
                  Almeda A. (f) 4 AL
Pg.375 (6), #38-38, DINCAN, Wm. J. 29 GA farmer $500-$600
                  Sarah J. 32 GA keeping house
                  Lenorah D. (f) 3 AL
                  Emmaly J. (f) 11/12 AL b.July
                  HAMILTON, O.C. (f) 12 AL
                  John A.L. ("f") 7 AL
Pg.375 (8), #56-56, MESSER, Burrell (m) 31 GA farmer $0-$400
                  Martha J. 31 GA keeping house
                  DUNKIN, John T. 15 AL at home


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, Jas. B., Private, Co.I, 48th AL Inf. Regt. Enlisted April 26, '62 at Abernathy [Cleburne Co. AL], absent sick from Cedar Run, Aug. 9, '62, to Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, '62. Born in GA, farmer, res. Kemps Creek, age 39, married. Died Feb. 9, '63 at Richmond, VA. Authority: Historical roll, near Richmond, VA, Jan. 1, 1865.
      Duncan, James O., Private, Co.C, 11th AL Inf. Reg. June 11, 1861, Clinton [Greene Co.], AL. Born in AL, student, res. Hopewell [Cleburne Co.], age 16, single. Present 5/30/1862, wounded Gaines Mill 6/27/1862, absent ... present ... to 5/12/1864 (details not copied). Authority: Historical record roll dated near Petersburg, VA, Dec. 31, 1864.
      "Fowler." Name in file: James Oscar Duncan, Private, Co.C, 11th AL Regt., W. Brigade. Born AL, enlisted at age 16 on June 11, 1861, res. P.R., wounded June 27, 1862 at Gaines Mill. (MAD: do not understand "Fowler" written at top of card; no authority given)
      Dunkan, Seaborn H., Private, age 22, Co.D, 13th AL Inf. Reg. Enlisted Montgomery, AL, 19 July 1861. Born in GA, occupation farmer, residence Arbaccochee [Cleburne Co.], single. Engagements (not copied), wounded 5/3/'63, captured ... (not copied). Authority: Historical Record Roll dated near Petersburg, VA, Feb. 21, 1865.

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.
      DUNKIN, James W., Cleburne Co. AL, Private Co.K, 1st Regt. Application 18 May 1892, Cleburne Co. AL, James W. Dunkin, Private, Co.K, 1st Regt. GA Vols., wounded 15 Dec. 1864 at Cowahatchy, SC, shot through right leg. Application marked "duplicate" dated 18 May "1891." (MAD: ? Carroll Co. GA)
      DUNCAN, Martin T., widow Mrs. S.E. Duncan, Cleburne Co. AL, Co.F Phillips GA Cav. Batn. Application 13 June 1899, Cleburne Co. AL, by Mrs. S.E. Duncan, widow of Martin T. Duncan, a volunteer in Co.F, Phillips Legion, Cavalry Battalion of GA; he died 10 Jan. 1897. Statement June 16, 1899, they married after the close of the war in Oct. 1865; he died of disease in Feb. 1897. Schedule of property 19 May 1899, incl. 70 acres in Cleburne, 30 acres in cultivation, 2 log cabins, etc. Witness James R. Carter, John J. Young. (MAD: see Carroll Co. GA)
      DUNKIN, M."F.", widow F.E. Dunkin, Cleburne Co. AL, Private, Co.F, 10th Regt. Application 6 May 1898, Cleburne Co. AL, by F.E. Dunkin, widow of M.T. Dunkin who was private in Co.F, 10th Regt. GA Cav., P.O. Hightower, AL, owns 80 acres. Application, Cleburne Co. AL, 15 April 1897, by F.E. (X) Dunkin, widow of M.T. Dunkin, private, Co.F, 10th Regt. GA Cav.; he died in said county Jan. 1897 (does not say what county); P.O. Hightower, AL, owns 70 acres. (MAD: Carroll Co. GA, see Martin T.)
      DUNKIN, M.T., Cleburne Co. AL, Private, Co.F, 10th Regt. Application 16 April 1896, Cleburne Co. AL, M.T. Dunkin, private in Co.F, 10th Regt. GA Cavalry, captured and imprisoned at Ft. Dellaware, contracted disease of bone skivic, farmer, owns 70 acres. Appl. 20 April 1893, M.T. Dunkin contracted disease of bone skivic at Ft. Delaware, now physically disabled. Appl. 19 April 1894.


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