Duncans in Marion Co. AL


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

Last revised January 7, 2007

Formed 1818 from Tuscaloosa
Walker formed 1823 from Marion, Tuscaloosa
Fayette formed 1824 from Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa
Lamar (Jones) formed 1867 from Marion, Fayette, Pickens


1830 Marion Co. AL Census
Pg.161  William Dunham        1000,1        - 1000,01
          (one name)
        John Dunham           0211,1        - 0000,1
   173  Marshall Dunking      1000,1        - 0001
   174  Ruthy Dunkin          1112,1        - 0010,0001
          (MAD: Ruth ?Gregory, widow of William Duncan)

1840 Marion Co. AL Census
Pg. 49  D. Duncan             0000,1000,1   - 0000,0101
        M. Duncan             0110,01       - 2200,0000,1

1850 Marion Co. AL Census
District 13
Pg.92, #1-1, Edward DUNCAN 23 AL farmer $0
                  Syntha 24 AL
                  Nancy E. 7, Julia Ann 4 AL
                  Hulday C. 2 AL
                  Infant not named (f) 9/12 AL
                  (MAD: "Edward" plain)
Pg.92, #8-8, John DUNCAN 44 KY farmer $52
                  Mary 44 NC
                  William 12, Anne 10 AL
                  Lucinda 9, Jonathan 8 AL
                  Sarah E. 6, Mary E. 5 AL
                  (MAD: wife said to be Mary Hargett)
Pg.98, #81-82, Oswell DUNCAN 37 TN farmer $200
                  Margarett 42 NC
                  Mary E. 13, Rebecca 11 AL
                  Rutha 10, Nancy Ann 8 AL
                  William James 6 AL
                  Eliza Jane 4, John W. 2 AL
                  (MAD: listed as Donsel Duncan elsewhere)
District 14
Pg.128, #15-15, Elizabeth DUNCAN 38 NC (blank) $50
                  John C. 16, Ruthy 13 AL
                  Eveline 11, Rachael 10 AL
                  Napoleon B. 6, Francis A. (m) 3 AL
                  (MAD: See Young Co. TX 1856; Napoleon B. Duncan perhaps in 1880 Red River Co. TX census)
Pg.132, #72-73, Eli DUNCAN 27 TN farmer $0
                  Elizabeth J. 23 TN
                  Mary C. 6/12 AL
                  (MAD: 1860 Tippah Co. MS census)
Pg.141, #208-215, Raleigh DUNCAN 30 TN farmer $0
                  Rachael 32 TN
                  Talitha A. (f) 10 AL
                  Cythia E. 9, Martha J. 8 AL
                  Lanora (f) 5, Charles W. 3 AL
                  Caroline 1 AL
                  (MAD: 1860 Pontotoc Co. MS census; the first digit of Talitha's age looks more like an upside down U instead of a 1 or a 2)
Pg.151, #339-349, Richard H. DUNCAN 50 SC farmer $2500
                  Elizabeth 54 SC
                  Abijah E. 21, Elizabeth 19 AL
                  James M.N. 18, Arthur D. 15 AL
                  Parker C. 13, Martha V. 11 AL
                  Jeremiah WALLACE 18 AL laborer
                  (MAD: wife Elizabeth Body; from Edgefield Co. SC; 1830 Bibb Co. AL census; 1860-1870 Leon Co. TX census; Abijah E. Duncan in 1860 Freestone Co. TX census, 1880 San Saba Co. TX)
Pg.152, #352-365, Richard A. DUNCAN 27 AL farmer $0
                  Catharine 26 AL
                  Richard H. 2 AL
                  Mary SCOTT 19 AL
Pg.152, #353-366, A.P. DUNCAN 29 AL farmer $0
                  Celila 26 TN
                  Richard G.F. 5, James J.M.F. 3,
                  Mouring? D. (f) 1 AL

1860 Marion Co. AL Census
Pikeville Twp.
Pg.509, #182-182, Edwin DUNCAN 34 AL farmer $250-$350
                  Cintha 34 AL
                  Julia A. 14, Mahulda C. (f) 13 9 AL
                  Rachael L. 9, Tabitha A. 7 AL
                  Charles 6, Mary A. 4 AL
                  Angeline (f) 2, Babe (f) 4/12 AL
                  (MAD: "Edwin" plain; Cynthia & ch. in 1870 Sanford Co. AL census)
Pg.510, #188-188, Johnathon DUNCAN 62 KY farmer $300-$465
                  Rhoda 30 TN
                  Robert M. 23, Mariam M.J. (f) 21 TN
                  Johnathan J. 8 (sic), James 16 TN
                  Greenberry A. 14, Thos. J?. 14 TN
                  Sophronia A. 12, Nancy 10 AL
                  (MAD: 1850 Henry Co. TN census, wife Elizabeth)
Pg.542, #460-431, John DUNCAN 53 TN farmer $600-$335
                  Mary 54 NC
                  Wm. 22, Ann 20, Lucinda 19 AL
                  Johnathan 18, Sarah 16 AL
                  Mary 16, Wm. 3 AL
Pg.560, #595-544, Richard DUNKIN 37 AL farmer $650-$1300
                  Katherine 37 AL
                  Richard 12, Jessee 1 AL
                  Wm. J. SCOT 8 AL
                  (MAD: ages as given; 1880 Hood Co. TX census)
Astons Store
Pg.705-6, #613-628, Dausel DUNCAN 46 TN farmer $500-$250
                  Mary E. 22 AL
                  Rebecca 21, Ruthy 19 AL
                  Nancy A. 17, William 15 AL
                  Eliza T. 13, John W. 11 AL
                  Malinda A. 8 AL
                  (MAD: John Wilson Duncan b. 3/29/1849 to Hunt Co. TX from Franklin Co. AL; ?? one Dasel Duncan mar. Martha L.C. Stone 6/9/1867 Colbert Co. AL)

1870 Marion Co. AL Census
Western District, P.O. Pikeville
Pg.42, #363-363, STONE, Caroline 35 AL house keeping $140-$0
                  John F. 16 AL farmer
                  DUNCAN, Henry 16 AL farmer
                  STOUT, Mary 4 AL (not Stone)
Pg.44, #398-398, DUNCAN, D. (m) 37 TN farmer $0-$110
                  Mary L. 38 GA house keeping
                  Malinda 18 AL house keeping
                  Andrew J. 5 AL
                  Winny J. (f) 3 AL
Pg.74, #885-885, BISHOP, Barshaba (f) 54 SC keeping house $700-$100
                  Edmond 17 AL farmer
                  Caloway (m) 15 AL farmer
                  CANTRELL, Robt. 16 AL farmer
                  DUNCAN, Tisha (f) 22 AL domestic servant (white)


"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, Rolley, 1st Lieutenant, 16th Regt., Marion; Com. Nov. 21, 1844. Authority: Military Register, State Militia, 1844-61.

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.
      Dunkin, Richard K., 3rd Corp., Co.E, 16th AL Inf. Enlistment Aug. 19, 1861, age 38. Authority: Muster in roll, Courtland [Lawrence Co.], AL, Aug. 19, 1861. (MAD: see ?? Pike or Marion Co. AL)

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.W., Franklin Co. AL, Private, Co.E, 4th AL Cav. Affidavit 25 May 1914 by W.R. Petree, Franklin Co. AL, knows John W. Duncan who enlisted in Co.E, 4th AL Cav., served until end of war; I was 3rd Lt. of this company. Affidavit 26 May 1914 by J.W. Duncan, Franklin Co., enlisted Franklin Co. AL Sept. 1862 in Co.E, 4th AL Cav., until end of war, paroled at Pond Springs, AL, May 1865; wounded at Barton, AL, April 1863, caused deafness, /s/ John W. Duncan. Appl. 5 July 1909 by John W. (X) Duncan, Franklin Co., enlisted as Private in Co.E of 4th AL Cav., Sept. 1862, at Franklin Co., discharged May 1865, wounded battle of Cherokee & Pond Springs, AL, now age 75, old age and rupture, P.O. Belgreen; wit. J.W. Ligon, W.R. Petre. Report 9 May 1914, name of John W. Duncan not found on rolls of Co.E of any 4th AL Cavalry C.S.A. (handwritten note: There was 24th Cav.; J.W. Duncan was in Col. W.A. Johnson 4 AL Cav.). Appl. 26 Oct. 1916, over 80 years of age, born Marian Co. AL, now on pension roll; witness W.R. Petree, knew him 50 years. Schedule of property, 5 July 1909, John W. Duncan had 90 acres in Franklin Co. including 15 acres in cultivation and 2-room log house. Affidavit 17 July 1911, over age 70, born Marion Co. AL. Affidavit 17 July 1911 by C.F. Fleming who knew him 60 years. Report 17 April 1914, no John W. Duncan on roll of Co.E in any 4th AL Cav. C.S.A.; however, on May 5, 1863, one J.W. Duncan filed a claim for a horse killed in action near Cherokee, AL, April 17, 1863; Jeremiah Daily, Captain, Co.E, Roddey's, 4th AL Cav. C.S.A., of which one W. Petrie was a member, said that J.W. Duncan was a member of his company.

HISTORIES before 1923

1904 "Notable Men of AL; Personal & Genealogical with Portraits" by Joel Campbell DuBose (FHL book 976.1 D3no and film 1,026,263 items 1-2; and from Donna Little 8/1982 from Duncan Family Files at AL State Archives)
      Vol.1, pg.184-5: GEORGE WEBSTER DUNCAN, of Auburn [Lee Co.], AL, was born Oct. 12, 1866, at Rockwood, Franklin Co. AL. His father, Thomas Alfred Duncan, was born July 21, 1841, and lived at the same place. He was in the army of the Confederacy four years as a soldier and was the son of Robert Duncan and Martha (Hargett) Duncan, who lived near Russellville, AL. George W.'s mother, Margaret Hargett, was the dau. of Richard Hargett and wife, Elizabeth Hartis, who lived in Charlotte, NC. His ancestors came to America from Scotland about 1783 and lived successively in VA, KY and TN. They removed to AL about the time the State was admitted to the Union. They settled in Franklin and Marion Cos. The Hargett ancestors (maternal) came to AL from NC at an early date in the history of the State. George W. was prepared for college in a private school at Russellville, AL ... master of sciences in 1900, special course in law, 3 years principal of city school of Florence, AL, and 7 years as principal of Auburn Female institute, Auburn, AL; first vice-president of AL Educational Association ... Democrat, Baptist, Knight of Honor; on Jan. 19, 1893, he mar. at Lowndesboro, AL, to Julia Alexander, the dau. of Edmund Alexander and wife Emily (Young) Alexander, who lived at Lowndesboro, AL. Julia Alexander graduated at the State Normal college, Florence, AL, in 1892.


"Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the Years 1887/88" (University of TX Library, from Jean Walker to Joe Hammond to MAD 1984)
      Pg.134: North Alabama Conference, 1888: George M.G. Duncan was born in Marion County, Ala., May 2, 1854; and died at Moulton, Ala., September, 1888. He was born of the Holy Spirit on the Yorkville Circuit. When only twelve years of age he joined the Church. In his 18th year he was licensed to preach, and joined the North Alabama Conference in 1875. He served the following charges: North River Mission, one year; Pikeville Mission, three years; Waterloo Circuit, two years; then Moulton Circuit until death ended his labors. Brother Duncan was ordained deacon by Bishop Keener at Gadsden in 1877, and elder by Bishop McTyeire at Oxford in 1880. His education was limited; but, having a strong mind, by close application to books, he constantly improved his knowledge. His last year's work was marked by ... In the last days, while sick, he was ... Patient, resigned, and confident, he passed off without fear, praying that his mantle might fall upon his only son. Thus ended the life of our noble, useful, and trusted brother and friend.
      Pg.48: North Alabama Conference, 1887: Decatur District: Moulton Circuit, G.M.G. Dunkin.


"Bible and Family Records, Vol.XVI (16)" by CA DAR Vol.16 (FHL film 844,418 items 2-3)
      MAD: Pg.53 contains the Duncan Family Bible in possession of Mrs. Robert E. Benson of San Gabriel, CA, for Richard A. Duncan, b. 12/10/1823, wife Catherin b. 9/13/1823, and their children including dau. Laura Ann Dunkin b. 3/27/1862 who mar. Charles Price Benson in 1879 (MAD: C.P. Benson mar. Laura A. Duncan 12/26/1878 Hood Co. TX)


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