Duncans in Henry Co. AL


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

Last revised December 24, 2004

Formed 1819 from Conecuh
Covington formed 1821 from Henry
Pike formed 1821 from Henry, Montgomery
Dale formed 1824 from Covington, Henry
Geneva formed 1868 from Dale, Henry, Coffee
Houston formed 1905 from Dale, Geneva, Henry


1830-1850 Henry Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Henry Co. AL Census
Columbia Beat
Pg.74, #508-507, Daniel DUNCAN 46 NC farmer $0-$50
                  Mary 29 GA
                  Wm. P. 14, N.A.J. (f) 12 GA
                  J.R. (m) 10, Jessee M. 7, Joseph 6 AL
                  (MAD: 1850 Pike Co. AL census, b. "SC"; 1855-1857 Coffee Co. AL deeds)
Freemans Beat 9
Pg.219, #1505-1504, E.G. DONKIN (m) 24 GA farmer $500-$200
                  Martha J. 25 AL
                  William M. 4, Sarah E. 2 AL
                  John W. DONKIN 14 GA
                  William F. DONKIN 11 AL
                  (MAD: Elias G., John W. and William F. apparently sons of Abram Duncan, 1850 Jackson Co. FL census; widow Martha J. & ch. on 1870 Dale Co. AL census; ? John W. on 1870 Decatur Co. GA census)

1870 Henry Co. AL Census
3rd Precinct
Pg.317, #203, DUNKIN, Daniel 45 AL farmer $0-$50
                  Henrietta 43 AL
                  Jessee 19 AL
                  James 10 AL (MAD: age plain)
                  Lavinia 3, Mary 1 AL
                  WEEKS, James G. 23 GA labourer
                  COLLINS, Marchill 24 GA physitian $0-$500
                  SANDERS, Charles T. 38 GA bar keeper $0-$4000


Henry Co. AL Marriage Records 1821-1868 (FHL film 1,288,501 item 2)
      no bride index; no Duncan bride in groom index page by page
      K. Brazell to Nancy Jancen (not Duncan), Oct. 14, 1836
      A-553: Lic. 13 Oct. 1866, Daniel Duncan to Henrietta Dickerson, mar. 14 Oct. 1866 by Roland Pullen JP


Henry Co. AL Orphans Court Records, index 1839-1928 (FHL film 1,288,510 item 4)
      No Duncan


Henry Co. AL deed indexes, direct & reverse 1824-1892 (FHL film 1,302,317)
      Direct index, pg.39-40
      S-335: Daniel and Henrietta Duncan to W.H. Wood, deed, rec. Jan. 20, 1880
      Reverse index - no Duncan
      F-469: Bryant Dickerson from Joel S. McClendon, deed, Oct. 16, 1855
      E-594: F.T. 7 J.R. Dickinson from Honor Dunaway, deed, Dec. 19, 1853

Henry Co. AL Deed (FHL film 1,302,316)
      S-335: 26 Feb. 1879, Daniel (X) Duncan and Henrietta (X) Duncan for $100 to William H. Wood, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 and NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.26 and S 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.23 in Twp.4N R28, 160.96 acres; no wit.


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, Charles, Private, Co.G, 6th FL, born June 9, 1845 at Fort Valley in Houston Co. GA; enlisted Nov. 1861 at Apalachicola [MAD: Franklin Co.], FL, and continued until May 1865, captured at Cornet, MS, 1865 and stayed under guard 3 days and was recaptured; Address Dothan. Authority: Census Tax Assessor, Houston Co., 1907. (MAD: birthdate as given)
      Duncan, C.F., Henry Co., Pension 34038; Private, Co.G, 6th Regt. FL; enlisted Nov. 1861 at Apalachicola [MAD: Franklin Co.], FL; discharged April 1865; wounded at Chickamauga; wit. Dan Hall, Isaac M. Foote.
      Duncan, Charles Franklin, Private, Co.G, 6th FL; enlisted at Camp Bellton, FL, May 15, 1861, and served until April 26, 1865, Durham, NC, by taking the oath of alegiance; born Jan. 19, 1843, Ft. Ralling, Houston Co. GA; address 1921: Dothan, Houston Co. AL. Authority: 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers. (MAD: birthdate as given)
            (MAD: one C.F. Duncan of near Clayton [Barbour Co.], AL, was the son of Levin Duncan who died age 72 on 15 July 1882 at his home in Jackson Co. FL, per death notice in "The Clayton Courier" of 7/29/1882; from pg.87, "Listing of Death Notices Appearing in Newspapers in Barbour, Henry & Pike Cos. AL 1846-1890" by Helen S. Foley; FHL book 976.13 V4f)

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, Charles F., widow Elizabeth A. Duncan, Henry, Barbour and Houston Cos. AL, Private, Co.G, 6th FL. Appl. 4 April 1923, Elizabeth Ann Duncan, of Houston Co., widow of C.F. Duncan, pensioner #4384, who died Feb. 19, 1923, at Dothan, AL, she of Dothan, Houston Co. AL; married at Cottonwood, Houston Co. AL, on 19 Aug. 1865, she born at Clayton, Barbour Co. AL, on Nov. 27, "1848", she now age 77; now living with her daughter; children: Monroe Duncan, farmer of Clayton, AL; Mrs. Ella Jones of Sidney, FL; Mrs. Anna Holmes of Dothan, AL; Nora Sellers of Columbus, GA; Willis and Lizzie Staidkin (MAD: listed together, no residence given). Appl. 14 Dec. 1925, Elizabeth Ann Duncan, now living with her dau. Mrs. B.J. Kent; Elizabeth Ann b. 27 Nov. 1845, her father Benjamin Spears died Clayton, AL; her husband Charles F. Duncan, married Campbellton, FL, he died 19 Feb. 1923 at Dothan, AL; have also lived in FL and AL, in Jackson (Co. FL) and Houston Cos., lived in FL 2 years, P.O. Campbellton, and in Dothan, AL, moved here 1867; her husband enlisted Campbellton, FL, in 6th FL Co.G, Capt. Grace, drew pension Houston Co. AL. Appl. 2 July 1926, her husband Charles Franklin Duncan; she b. Nov. 27, 1845, her father Benjamin Spears died Aug. 9, 1852, at Clayton, AL; her husband Charles Franklin Duncan, married Aug. 17, 1865 in FL, he died 19 Feb. 1923 at Dothan, AL, .... Appl. 30 July 1902 in Henry Co. AL of Chas. F. Duncan, enlisted as Volunteer in Co.G, 6th FL Reg. about 25 Nov. 1861 at Appalachacola, FL, discharged April 1865, now age 59, P.O. Howard, Henry Co. AL; wit. Isaac M. Toole, Dan (X) Hall. Appl. 7 July 1914, C.F. Duncan on pension roll, Houston Co. AL, born at Co?urt T?aby, GA, over age 70, wounded in right hip. (other applications not copied). C.F. Duncan, estimated age 59, undated report from doctor.
            Letter in C.F. Duncan papers. Mrs. C.J. Duncan, unable to go to Montgomery to appear before the pension board; this applicant is the widow of Jno. A. Duncan (who) died 1903. /s/ Thomas Duncan, MD., July 6, 1903, Fleta, AL. (MAD: Fleeta, Montgomery Co. AL) (MAD: see pension file for John A. Duncan, Montgomery Co. AL)


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