Duncans in Colbert Co. AL


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

Last revised November 2, 2007

Formed 1867 from Franklin


1870 Colbert Co. AL Census (part also from Jeanne Williams to Annetta Gibson to MAD 1984; and part also from Francis M. Duncan 1999)
Twp.5 Range 10, P.O. Leighton, 7/19/1870
Pg.36, #83-83, DUNCAN, Sarah 60 TN keeping house $100-$100
                  DUNCAN, Moses 70 BLACK NC farm laborer
Pg.36, #89-89, DUNCAN, Garner (m) 64 NC farmer $100-$400
                  Lydia 57 TN keeping house
                  Samantha 22, Alabama 20, Margaret 17 AL at home
                  (MAD: 1860 Franklin Co. AL census)
Pg.36, #90-90, DUNCAN, James 36 IL farm laborer $200-$250
                  Martha 23 AL keeping house
                  Martha 1 AL
                  Sarah 24 AL at home
                  (MAD: birthplaces as given)
Pg.37, #91-91, DUNCAN, William 38 IL farm laborer $0-$100
                  Mary 30 AL keeping house
                  James 8 AL at home
                  Martha 6, Fannie 4, John 1 AL
                  Martha 26 AL at home
                  (MAD: William H. Duncan buried Choctaw Co. OK; birthplaces as given)
Twp.4 Range 13, P.O. Barton Station, 6/1/1870
Pg.97, #114-114, DUNCAN, John 60 KY farmer $0-$300
                  Annie 30 AL at home
                  Jonathan 18 AL works on farm $0-$0
                  Emaline 26 AL at home
                  Mary (f) 25 AL at home
Twp.3 Range 14, P.O. Cherokee
Pg.110, #80-80, DUNCAN, George 41 AL farmer $1600-$500
                  Sarah 32 AL keeping house
                  Robert 10 AL at home
                  George 6, Sarah 3, Lizzie (f) 2 AL
                  CHERNY, Sarah 37 TN teacher of school
                  SMITH, Jefferson 65 TN farmer $0-$0
                  Shirles (Shirley?) (m) 16 AL attending school
                  "DUNCA," Amy (f) 40 AL BLACK domestic servant
                  Millia (f) 10, David 6 AL BLACK
                  Amanda 1 AL MULATTO
                  (MAD: 1860 Lauderdale Co. AL census, bur. Smith Cemetery)

1880 Colbert Co. AL Census (Duncans from Annetta Gibson 11/1983)
Twp.4 Range 14, Dickson, Beats 7 & 6, pg.20, SD 1, ED 36
Pg.420D, #170-170, RUTLAND, John 71 NC mar. farmer NC NC
                  Hanner M. 54 TN wife keeps house VA VA
                  Ann M. 44 AL dau. single at home NC TN
                  Allis 26 AL dau. single at home NC TN
                  SCRUGH?, Frank 18 AL nephew at school AL AL
                  LANG, Sharlot (f) 29 MS BLACK servant widow servant MS MS
                  Lilly (f) 7 AL BLACK dau. (blank) MS
                  William 2, George 2 AL BLACKS sons (blank) MS
                  David 3/12 AL BLACK son b.March (blank) MS
                  GOODLOE, Robert 18 AL BLACK (blank) single laborer AL AL
Pg.420D, #171-171, RUTLAND, Gno. (m) 32 AL BLACK mar. farming (blank) (blank)
                  Lucy 28 AL BLACK wife keeps house (blank) (blank)
                  Mary 6 AL BLACK dau. (blank) (blank)
                  Bunk (m) 4 AL BLACK son AL AL (blank) (blank)
                  Lucy 2 AL BLACK dau. AL AL (blank) (blank)
Twp.5 Range 12, Beats 13, 3 & 9, Wheelers, pg.17, SD 14?, ED 38
Pg.444A, #--212, RUTLAND, William 35 AL mar. farmer NC NC
                  M.E. (f) 34 AL wife keeping house TN NC
                  John T. 5, William H. 2 AL sons AL AL
                  Buster 1 AL son AL AL
                  Emma A. 3 AL dau. AL AL
                  LANG, Ishmond (m) 70 NC BLACK (blank) laborer NC NC
                  RUTLAND, Fannie 25 AL BLACK dau. laborer NC NC
                  Lucy D. 1 AL BLACK grand-dau. AL AL
                  (MAD: Mary E/Armita Duncan mar. William Rutland 1874, from info of Steve Nicklas 1/2003)
Pg.444A, #--213, HOLLAND, John 43 AL mar. farmer AL AL
                  Mary Queen 42 GA wife keeping house VA GA
                  Cathrine 21 AL dau. (blank) AL GA
                  Sarah S. 17 AL dau. (blank) AL GA
                  Mary L. 14 AL dau. (blank) AL GA
                  Candy Ross 11 AL dau. (blank) AL GA
                  Olander J. 8 AL son (blank) AL GA
                  Willie A. 7 AL son (blank) AL GA
                  Modena 5 AL dau. (blank) AL GA
                  DUNCAN, J. Sr. (m) 74 KY (blank) single farmer VA VA
                  RUTLAND, Jimmie (m) 13 TN grandson NC NC
                  Joseph 8 AL grandson NC NC
                  Lucy Ann 6 AL granddau. NC NC
Pg.501A, Pg.5, Dist.? ED 41?, 41st Div., Line 50 & pg. 6 Lines 1-6
#9-9: DUNCAN, Wm. (W.M.) 48, Farmer, TN NC AL
            Angeline (W.F.) 38, wife, NC NC NC
            Martha (W.F.) 17, Dau, AL TN TN
            Francis? (W.F.) 15, Dau, AL TN TN
            Willis (W.M.) 10, Son, AL TN TN
            Virginia (W.F.) 6, Dau, AL TN TN


Colbert Co. AL Probate Court Records
      Will Record v.A 1867-1879 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,083)
      Will Record v.B 1879-1918 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,084)
      Minutes v.A 1867-1874 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,085)
      Minutes v.B 1874-1879 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,085)
      Minutes v.C 1878-1883 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,086)
      Minutes v.D 1883-1890 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,086)
      Settlement book, v.B, 1877-1904 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,084 item 2?)


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, Geo. B., widow Emma R. Duncan, Colbert Co. AL, Private, Co.K, 9th Regt.; Geo. B. Duncan died July 23, 1902. Application 8 June 1903 by Emma R. (X) Duncan, Colbert Co. AL, widow of Geo. B. Duncan who died 23 July 1902; witness Robt. Mitchell (X) and E.A. Kelburn, both Colbert Co. AL. Query, Is Emma R. Duncan, widow of George B. Duncan on the pension roll of this county?; he died July 23, 1902, leaving above wife and one child very poor. Appl. 12 May 1899 by Geo. B. Duncan of Colbert Co. AL, Private, Co.K, 9th Regt., enlisted 1862 in Marshall Co. VA, discharged 10 April 1865, now age 57, wounded; witness E.B. Moore and T.B. Parkhill. Appl. 24 March 1896, Geo. B. Duncan, Private Co.K, 9th Reg. AL Inf., wounded Battle of Malvena Hill VA and at Gettesburgh, farmer. Appl. 23 March 1897, wounded 5 July 1862. (MAD: George Berry Duncan b.1841, mar. 1st Hannah Eubanks, had son Thomas Franklin Duncan b. 12/23/1866, mar. 2nd Sina ----, mar. 3rd Emma (Dinah) Branford; he had sister Cloda Clementine Duncan)
      DUNCAN, T.J., Lauderdale Co. AL, Private, Co.F 4th AL Cav. Notice June 12, 1914, name T.J. Duncan not found on any 4th AL organization. Affidavit 15 July 1914 of Thomas J. Duncan, Lauderdale Co. AL, enlisted Co.F, 4th AL Cav., at Florence, AL, July 1862 as Private; wounded winter 1864; Witnesses: A.D. Lewis, M. Malone served with him. Schedule of property, Jan. 11, 1912, Lauderdale Co. AL, incl. 84a, part in cultivation. Appl. 11 Jan. 1912, T.J. Duncan, Private Co.F, 4th AL Cav., enlisted 15 Oct. 1862 at Florence, discharged 20 April 1865; P.O. Florence; Witnesses J.C. Conner and M. Malone. Report June 29, 1914, T.J. Duncan not found on any 4th AL organization, but one T.A. Duncan, private, Co.H which became Co.L, 4th (Roddey's) AL Cav., enlisted Dec. 21, 1861 at Cherokee [Colbert Co.], AL, present on roll Feb. 21 to April 30, 1862, no later record.


Cemetery information from Karen Sedlecky 11/1999 with permission to share:
   Smith Cemetery, Cherokee, Colbert Co. AL
      Duncan, George W., Pvt. Co. F 4th Alabama CAV, C.S.A. Army, 1-20-1829 - 6-13-1917
      Duncan, Sallie M. (wife of George W. Duncan), 2-11-1838 - 3-14-1871 (KS: Sarah Mariah Smith; they are buried in Smith Cemetery.)
      Additional information:
      Elizabeth "Lizzie" Duncan (daughter of George & Sallie M. Smith Duncan), 11-25-1867 - 10-17-1952; Burial: Florence City Cemetery, Florence, AL; married: John William Peerson on 11/4/1885 Colbert County, AL, 11-5-1865 - 4-9-1895, Burial: Peerson Cemetery.
      Robert A. Duncan (son of George & Sallie M. Smith Duncan), 4-13-1860 - 11-10-1936, Burial: Westly Chapel Cemetery, Lauderdale Co., AL

Franklin Co. AL information from Karen Duncan Sedlecky 6/1999 with permission to share:
      I have personally seen the gravesites of George Duncan II & Mary Lillie
Winchester Duncan. They are buried in Franklin Co., AL (Pleasant Site
Cemetery) which is where most of the Winchesters are buried.
      Their dates on the headstones are as follows as well as some other dates for your records:
      George Washington Duncan Jr., October 10, 1867, August 9, 1905
            (married November 24, 1887)
      Mary Lillie Winchester Duncan, November 12, 1868, December 29, 1935


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