Duncans in Fayette Co. AL


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

Last revised June 26, 2004

Formed 1824 from Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa
Lamar (Jones) formed 1867 from Marion, Fayette, Pickens


1840 Fayette Co. AL Census
Pg.202  Jas. Duncan      0000,1  -  2000,1
            (MAD: 1850 Marshall Co. MS census)

1850 Fayette Co. AL Census
no Duncan indexed
Division 16
Pg. 6, #78, Richard HANKINS 48 TN farmer $1000
                  Sarah 41 TN
                  Mary A. 20, William 19, Loutte? (f) 17 AL
                  Elizabeth 16, Martha J. 14, John L. 12 AL
                  Rebeckah 11, James 9, Jonathan G. 7 AL
                  Susanah H.(D?.) 4, Rolley F. 1 AL
                  (MAD: Sarah Duncan mar. Richard Hankins; per Pike Co. AR history in 1890 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Southern AR" by Goodspeed)

1860 Fayette Co. AL Census (pg.260a from Teresa Bransby 6/2004)
Western Division, P.O. Millport
Pg.260a, #77, G.W. DANKIN (m) 54 SC farmer $500-$5000
                  Lucinda 56 SC
                  George 21 MS
                  Permelia 15 MS
                  (Teresa Bransby note 6/2004: 1850 Pickens Co. AL census; George Washington Duncan, b. 12/4/1804 SC, d. 9/27/1868 Pickens Co. AL, son of George A. Duncan and Martha Elizabeth Lyles; Permelia Duncan mar. Wm. F. Randall)
Pg.272, #166, A.R. DUNCAN (m) 30 SC farmer $500-$1500
                  Susan 27 AL
                  Rufus (m) 8, James 3 AL
                  John 7 AL
                  (MAD: definitely A.R. not A.B.; Aaron Duncan age 22 with W.L. Duncan on 1850 Pickens Co. AL census; 1870 Lowndes Co. MS census; one Aaron B. Duncan had land warrent or grant 1/17/1855; from "Old Tuskaloosa Land Office Records & Military Warrants 1821-1855" by Marilyn Davis Barefield)
Western Division
Pg.301, #387, Elizabeth DUNCAN 52 TN farmer $300-$200
                  Thomas 20, Julia 15, Isaac 12 AL
                  (MAD: Elizabeth in 1870 Sanford Co. AL census)
Middle Division, 7/11/1860
Pg.479, #298, J.C. Johnson, #299 M.P. Hudson
Pg.479, #300, Pat Buckner, #301 Phet? Plyler
Pg.479, #302, David DUNCAN 67 VA minister P.B.C. $2000-$10,000
                  Lucinda 44 SC
                  (MAD: David Duncan, wife Lucy Eddington, from Anderson Co. SC)
Pg.479, #303, John DUNCAN 30 SC farmer $0-$300
                  John 7 GA
                  Tandy (m) 4, William 1 AL
                  (MAD: also see John Duncan pg.515)
Pg.479, #304, Jasper DUNCAN 23 SC farmer $150-$200
                  Cassa (f) 30 AL
                  Jasper 4, Lucinda 3 AL
                  William 9/12 AL
                  (MAD: Jasper definitely age 23; also see J.N. Duncan pg.515)
Pg.479, #305, John W. MOORE 51 GA farmer $2000-$1500
                  Nancy 47 GA
                  William 19, George 16, A.J. (m) 13 GA
                  Amanda 12, Elizabeth 10, Gilbert 3 GA
                  (MAD: from Gwinnette Co. GA 1858; John William Moore, wife Nancy ?Duncan, from pg.335 in 1960 "History of Fayette Co. AL" by Herbert Moses Newell Jr. & Mrs. H.M. (Jeanie Patterson) Newell, Jr.; FHL book 976.187 H2nper)
Pg.479, #306, L.W. ?Laple, #307 A.A.Walden, #308 Elijah Ray
Pg.514, #568, Robert MOORE 22 GA farmer $1000-$496
                  Mary 20 GA
                  John 5 GA
                  Catherine 3, Thomas 1 AL
                  (MAD: wife Polly Duncan, per 1960 History; his brother David b. 1835 Gwinnette Co. GA; sons of John William Moore and wife Nancy ?Duncan?)
Pg.514, #569, David MOORE 26 GA farmer $1500-$5010
                  Mary 24 GA
                  Mary 6, Thomas 5, Susan 3, James 1 GA
Middle Division, 8/21/1860
Pg.515, #570, Richard Dyer, #571 Henry Midcalf
Pg.515, #572, Thomas Cooper, #573 D. Birk
Pg.515, #574, J.N. DUNCAN (m) 28 SC farmer $0-$340
                  Casander (f) 30 SC
                  Francis (m) 3 SC
                  Lucinda 2, Henry 1 AL
                  (MAD: J.N. age 28; also see Jasper Duncan pg.479; 1880 Pickens Co. AL census; one Jasper N. Duncan 8/5/1828 - 5/1/1906, and wife M.A. Duncan 10/23/1853 - 4/5/1911, bur. Whitley or Whitson or Strong Family Cemetery, from "Fayette Co. AL Cemetery Records" by Mr. & Mrs. H.M. Newell, 1958-1959 DAR booklet, on FHL film 837,398 item 2 & 3)
Pg.515, #575, John DUNCAN 33 SC farmer $0-$340
                  John 10, Tandy (m) 5 SC
                  William 1 SC
                  (MAD: also see John Duncan pg.479)
Pg.515, #576, E.B. Otts, #577 John Pogue, #578 James Sheffield
Pg.515, #579, Daniel Sheffield, #580 John Merrit, #581 William Cooper

1870 Fayette Co. AL Census
Twp.16 R13, P.O. Fayette
Pg.424, #4-4, DUNCAN, L. (f) 75 SC (white) keeping house $700-$300
                  Frank 13 AL BLACK at home
                  Lass. (m) 12 AL MULATTO at home
                  (MAD: Lucy Eddington, widow of David Duncan)
Pg.424, #5-5, [DUNCAN], J.N. (m) 37 SC (white) farmer $100-$100
                  Casanan (f) 62 NC keeping house
                  F.M. (m) 14 NC farmer
                  Lucinda 10, J.J. (m) 2 NC at home
                  (MAD: ages as given but Cassa or Casander was 30 SC in 1860)


Fayette Co. AL Deeds; General index v.1 1848-1892 (FHL film 1,704,443 item 1)
      E.O. Vol.6, pg.331: George W. Duncan to Gabriel Shirley, Oct. 4, 1849
      E.O. Vol.12, pg.365: David Duncan to J.N. Duncan, April 4, 1862
      E.O. Vol.12, pg.514: William G. Duncan to E.M. Butler, April 8, 1863
      Vol.1, pg.93: John C. Duncan to James H. Pritchard, Feb. 19, 1867
      Next grantor 1882, not copied
      Vol.1, pg.49: Samuel H. Porter to David Duncan, Sept. 2, 1866
      Vol.1, pg.420: Nathan Collins to David Duncan, Aug. 18, 1868
      Vol.1, pg.494: L.G. Taylor to T.D. Duncan, March 4, 1869
      Vol.2, pg.51: J.T. Applets? to Jasper N. Duncan, March 5, 1873
      Next grantee 1887, not copied

Fayette Co. AL Deeds
      E.O.6-331: 16 Aug. 1849, George W. Duncan to Gabriel Shirley, $400, 79-1/12 acres (one twelfth), the SE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec.36, Twp 17, Range 17; no wit. Also signed by Lucinda Duncan, who released dower. (FHL film 1,704,443 item 3)
      E.O.12-365: 14 Feb. 1862, David Duncan and Lucy Duncan to Jasper N. Duncan, $150, W 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4, 20 acres, and E 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, 20 acres, and E 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4, 20 acres, all Sec. 30, Twp 10? (16?) Range 13W, total 60 acres; wit. Green T. Horton, G.W. Eaton. (FHL film 1,704,443 item 4)
      E.O.12-514: 22 Dec. 1862, William G. Duncan and wife Elizabeth to E.M. Butler, $500, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.2 T15 R15W, and E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.2, and NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.1, Twp 15 R15, and NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.1?, T15 R15; wit. James M. Morton?, A.J. Murphy. (FHL film 1,704,444 item 1, continuation of book E.O.12; definitely William G., not William L.)
      Vol.1-49: 4 Oct. 1859, Samuel H. Porter and wife Nancy to David Duncan, $1550, W 1/2 SE 1/4 and E 1/2 SW 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 and SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and W 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4, all Sec.30, T16, R12?W, containing 260 acres. (FHL film 1,704,444 item 2)
      Vol.1-93: 24 May 1855, John C. Duncan to James H. Pritchard, $100, E 1/2 SW 1/4 and W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 T17 R15W, 160 acres; no wife; wit. Jeptha Seay. (FHL film 1,704,444 item 2)
      Vol.1-420: 7 Nov. 1857, Nathan Collins to David Duncan, $40, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.29 T17 R14, 40 acres; wit. W.P. Brentin?. (FHL film 1,704,444 item 2)
      Vol.1-494: 30 Oct. 1868, L.G. Taylor and wife Frances T. to T.D. Duncan, $100, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.24, T16 R13W; wit. Nancy Taylor. (FHL film 1,704,444 item 2)
      Vol.2-51: 15 Feb. 1873, James T. Appleby relinquish to Jasper N. Duncan and his wife (unnamed) all claims to estate of Henry Appleby decd. except the NE 40 acres in consideration of J.N. Duncan and wife taking care of Henry Appleby decd. in his last lickin?; wit. Wm. Gray, J.H. Hanton?. (FHL film 1,704,444 item 3)


Fayette Co. AL Probate Court Records
      Records v.9, 1900's - no Duncan (FHL film 1,704,231)
      Minutes, v.1, 1851-1855 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,704,233)
      Records, v.1A 1857-1859 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,704,233)
      Records, v.3, 1859-1861 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,704,234)
      Records, Vol.11 1861-1864 - see below (FHL film 1,704,234)

Fayette Co. AL Probate Court Records, Vol.11, 1861-1864 (FHL film 1,704,234)
      11-28: 19 June 1862, petition by Jasper N. Duncan for probate of will of David Duncan, that David Duncan was resident of this county at time of his death, he died on or about 10 June 1862, leaving property and a will witnessed by Green T. Haston, George W. Eaton and N.J. Dyer, all residents of said county, that in the will Lucinda Duncan widow is named exec. and petitioner is one of heirs, that the heirs or distributees of said estate are Lucinda Duncan widow of decd. who resides at the late residence of decd in this county, and David Duncan Junior who resides in Anderson Dist. SC, Emeline Lollis wife of Calaway Lollis who resides with her husband in Pickens Co. AL, Mary Woodward wife of James P. Woodward who resides with her husband in Pickens Co. AL, William Duncan who resides in Pickens Co. AL, John Duncan resident of this county, Drucilla Todd who resides with her husband Elisha Todd in this county, Matilda Payne wife of Anderson Payne who is supposed to be living in Maddison Co. TX, Caroline Davis wife of William L. Davis who resides with her husband in Anderson Dist. SC, and petitioner Jasper N. Duncan who resides in this county, all of full age and sound mind; petition to give notice to heirs and to subscribing witnesses.
            11-29: Notice to Witnesses, to Green T. Haston, George W. Eaton and N.J. Dyer to appear on 8 July 1862 to give evidence about the will of David Duncan decd. Notice to Heirs, to Emaline Lollis and husband Calaway Lollis, and Mary Woodward and Drucilla Todd and Lucinda Duncan to appear on 8 July 1862 to contest if they think proper the application of Jasper N. Duncan for probate of the will of David Duncan decd.
            11-30: Will of David Duncan, filed 19 June 1862; David Duncan of Fayette Co. AL, revoking and making void all former wills, to my wife Lucinda Duncan all my estate, both real and personal, for her lifetime, then to the lawful heirs of my body equally except to my daughter Caroline Davis to her I give after the death of my wife Lucinda Duncan an equal share of the remaining estate left by my wife of my estate to her Caroline Davis during her lifetime and to the lawful heirs of her body, appoint my wife Lucinda Duncan exec. without bond and she be allowed six years to settle the estate; 14 Feb. 1862; wit. Green T. Haston, G.W. Eaton, N.J. Dyer.
            11-30 to 31: Testimony of witnesses: 8 July 1862, appeared Green T. Haston and George W. Eaton who saw David Duncan sign the will, that he was of sound mind and capable.
      11-247 to 251: David Duncan's Estate. 10 July 1862, Petition for Letters Testamentary by Lucinda Duncan (X) who is named in the will of David Duncan decd. to execute the will which was proved in court, reference to petition filed naming the heirs. Letters Testamentary issued 10 July 1862 to Lucinda Duncan without bond. Order of appraisement issued, Appraisal Bill includes slaves Kiszialo? female age 25 & child Abner male age 7, Jao a man age 22, male child Lawson age 4, Harriett a woman 24 & her two children Jack (male) age 3 and Mary (female) age 1, Frank male child age 7, Viney a girl age 17, Georgian girl age 11, Tempy a woman age 19 & child 4 days and Dick; and notes made by Josiah Eddins and James Eddins, note made by Joseph Carmichael, note made by young Shelton, note made by William Duncan to A.N. Henderson due 1 March 1854, note made by Bellow D.G., note made by Daniel Movie? & John Wilson & J. Cunningham, note made by Legrand Hapland? & B.H. Williams, note made by John Pulliam and Wm. Cooper, note made by P. Woodward & David Duncan surety to Josiah Eddins, note made by W.C. York, note made by Callaway Lollis, note made by John R. Cooper, note made by John W. & David Moore, note made by John Pogue & John W. Macro?, note on A. Foster & David Foster, note made by Frances M. Weakins (&) Thos. G. Howard, note made by John M. Adams, note made by G.W. Kincannon & Robt. Moore, note on John Pogue & John W. Moore & William Casper, note made by William Holley & B.H. Willims?, note made by James T. Reasley, note on B.H. Williams & Green T. Horton, note on Henry Metcalf & Wm. Fowler, note on William A. Owens & Banister Owens, note on W?.R. Holland, note on S. Smith & B.J. Coleman, note on Thomas W?. Phillips, note on A.B. Evans & Wilfam Musgroves, note on James Muret? & John Muret?, note of J.N. Duncan to Sherman & Ramsey paid by David Duncan, note on L.D. Randolph, accounts on Nancy McNeal, note on E.E. & W.H. Hardy; appraisers Green T. Haston, L.D. Taylor, John W. Moore, 21 July 1862.

Fayette Co. AL Will Records, vol.1A 1860-1873 (FHL film 1,704,228 item 2)
      No Duncan


Anderson Co. SC Deed (FHL film 22,849)
      C2-535/8: Fayette Co. AL, David Dunkin to Abner Cox & Others; refer to cause in Chancery Court for Anderson Dist SC, James McDavid & others complainants vs. William T. Holland, David Duncan and others defendants; ordered David Duncan should execute title to lands in controversy; therefore, David Dunkin for $1,500 deed to James McDavid, Joshua S. Acker and Abner Cox (Case?) of Anderson Dist. SC, 250 acres more or less on head waters of Cup Board Creek adj. lands of E.W. Breazeale, Wm. Davis, Zachriah Davis, Nancy Breazeale and W.T/F. Breazeale, 4 July 1856; wit. Henry Appleby, Jasper N. Duncan. Release of Lucinda Duncan in Fayette Co. AL, per writ of dedimus potestation from SC (to take release from wife in AL). (MAD: see Anderson Co. SC Equity Court Record, Bill #209, 1854)


Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, David, widow Lucy; WO 35139, WC 27754; BL 38299-40-50, 67439- 120-55; Private in Capt. Stewarts Co. KY Mil. 9/1/1812 to 12/25/1812, soldier was in Battle of Tippecanoe; sol. res. 1850 Anderson Co. SC, 1855 Pickens Co. AL; widow res. 1879 Pickens Co. (PO Carrollton) AL; maiden name Lucy Eddington m. June 10, 1813, Fairfield Co. SC; soldier d. June 8, 1862, Fayette Co. AL.

"AL State Militia 1820-1865" alphabetical card file in AL State Archives, Clyde - D (FHL film 1,462,799; mostly in alphabetic order, Dunkin cards found later in file)
      Duncan, James, AL State Militia 1820-60, 2nd Lieutenant, 45th Regt. 19th Brig. 10th Div.; Elected; issued March 12, 1840. Certificate of election, Fayette Co., Feb. 18, 1840, Jas. F. Harrington, Col. Comdt.
      Duncan, James, AL State Militia 1820-1860, 2nd Lieutenant, 45th Regt. 19th Brig. 10th Div.; Resigned, John B. Lowe elected. Certificate of election, Fayette Co., June 3, 1840, James F. Harrington, Col. Comdt.
      Duncan, James, 2nd Lieutenant, 10th Div. 19th Brig. 45th Regt; Com. March 12, 1840. Authority: Military State Register 1832-1844.

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.B., Exemption from Military Service 1861-65, Shoemaker, Fayette Co. Authority: Governor's correspondence 1863-1864.
      Duncan, Jasper, Private, Co.I, 7th AL Cav. Authority: Roll compiled by Joe C. Johnston and the West Alabamian, Carrollton, AL. (MAD: see Pickens Co. AL)
      Duncan, J.A., Private Co.I, 7th AL Cav. Authority: Rolls compiled by Joe C. Johnston & the West Alabamian, Carrollton, AL.
      Duncan, Jasper, Private, City Guard. Hospital Register #2467. Complaint: Febris Intermittens. Admitted Sept. 29, 1863. Returned to duty Oct. 2, 1863. Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma, AL, preserved in AL Archives.
      Duncan, Jasper, Private, City Guard, Hospital Register #3322; complaint: Febris Int., admitted Nov. 19, 1863, retd. to duty Nov. 20, 1863. Remarks: "Stopped one night." Authority: Hospital Register of General Hospital, Selma, AL, preserved in AL Archives.
      Duncan, Jasper N., Private, Capt. Lockett's City Guard; Home Guard. Fayett Co. AL, Aug. 11, 1862. Authority: Muster Roll dated Selma [Dallas Co.], AL, Oct. 31, 1863.

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, J.N., Fayette Co., Private, Co.H, 50th AL. Application 11 Jan. 1898, J.N. Duncan of Fayette Co., Private, Co.H of 50th Regt. AL Inf., he is 70 years of age and totally disabled, farmer. Mrs. M.A. Duncan is the widow of the late J.N. Duncan who was on the pension roll for this county; her husbands papers were witnessed by parties living in Pickens Co.; /s/ Fayette Co. AL, 24 July 1906.
      DUNCAN, J.N. (no heading card). Application 27 Feb. 1894, J.N. Duncan, Pickens Co. AL, Private in Co.H, 50th Regt. AL Vols., disabled by disease and old age. Appl. 22 April 1893, J.N. Duncan, Private in Co.H, 50th Regt. AL Vols., wounded on 22 June 1864 at Atlanta, GA, farmer. Appl. 20 Feb. 1896, farmer, has 13a and one cow. Appl. 29 April 1893, Pickens Co.; appl. 20 Feb. 1896. Appl. 23 March 1897, Fayette Co., age 69. Appl. 19 May 1899, Jasper N. Dunkin, Fayette Co., Private in Co.H, 50th Reg., enlisted Aug. 1862 at Beverdale, AL, discharged April 1865, wounded at battle of Franklin, TN, now age 70, /s/ J.N. Duncan; witness O.B. Frelds?, 27 May 1899.

HISTORIES before 1923

1890 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Southern AR" by Goodspeed; Clark, Miller, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Lafayette, Hempstead, Columbia, Little River, Nevada, Cleveland, Ouchita (sic), Dallass, Bradley, Calhoun, Union, Ashley, Drew, Lincoln, Desha and Chicot Cos. (FHL film 266,242; and from Betty Laarveld 5/1987)
      Pg.328: Pike Co. Jonathan G. Hankins, b. Lafayette [Fayette] Co. AL June 19, 1844; his father, Richard Hankins, a farmer by occupation, was a native of TN, born in 1802, and married Miss Sarah Dunken, a native of KY, born in 1816, and by her was the father of eleven children, namely: Polly A., Rutha, Debbie E. (decd.), John S. (decd), Martha J., Rebecca (decd), Susan (decd), James B. and Rollie T. Mr. Hankins, Sr., took an active interest in politics, serving as sheriff of Lafayette Co. AL for over 8 years. He volunteered to serve in the war of 1836. Both he and his wife were members of the Primitive Baptist Church ... He died in 1880, at the advanced age of 78 years. His widow still resides on the old home place, aged 74 years. The immediate subject of this sketch was reared in AL; 1862 Confederate army; on July 13, 1865, he married Mrs. Frances (Gilmer) Herrington, a native of GA, b. 1836, dau. of Archie and Peggie Gilmer, has 6 children: Blendinio P., Dora L. (decd), Alice E., Oscar L., Alonzo and David M. ...


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