Duncans in Randolph Co. AL


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

Last revised October 9, 2004

Formed 1832 from Creek Cession of 1832
Clay formed 1866 from Randolph, Talladega
Cleburne formed 1866 from Calhoun, Randolph, Talladega


1840 Randolph Co. AL Census
Pg.203  Matthew Duncan      0200,101  -  1021,001
            (MAD: 1830 Coweta Co. GA census; 1850 Ouachita Co. AR census; 1860 Bastrop Co. TX census)

1850 Randolph Co. AL Census (no Matthew Duncan found)
Pg.360, #1157, John T. DUNCAN 24 NC blacksmith $50
                  Judith 18 NC (not mar. in year)
Pg.360, #1161, Samuel DUNCAN 36 SC farmer $1200
                  Louisa 28 SC
                  Andrew 8, Sarah 6 AL
                  Duckey ("f") 4, William 2 AL
Pg.360, #1162, Hannah DUNCAN 57 SC -- $700
                  George W. 21, Andrew J. 19 GA
                  Margaret 16 GA
                  (MAD: Hannah ?Willis, ? divorced wife of Matthew Duncan b.1800 Edgefield Co. SC of 1850 Ouachita Co. AR census)
Pg.360, #1163, Stephen DUNCAN 49 SC blacksmith $500
                  Sarah 37 SC
                  Amanda 11, Nancy 8, Mary 6 AL
                  John 4, Margaret 1 AL
                  (MAD: 1860 Monroe Co. AR census; one Peter E. Dunkin had a land warrant #18181 9/3/1851 for land in Sec.3 Twp.19 R12, and Stephen Dunkin, #27066 11/5/1851, Sec.24 Twp.21 R12; from pg.95 and 98, "Old Mardisville, Lebanon & Centre Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1834-1860" by Marilyn Davis Barefield; FHL book 976.1 R2ba)

1860 Randolph Co. AL Census
Pg.426, #179, Burrel L. MERCER 23 GA farmer 0-0
                  Martha A. 28 GA
                  Mary DUNCAN 65 GA
                  (MAD: Polly Heard, widow of William Duncan d. 1852 Madison Co. GA; 1870 Cleburne Co. AL census)
Pg.442, #296, Elizabeth DUNCAN 27 GA -- 0-$50
                  Martha 26 GA
                  Amanda 10 GA, Nancy 8, John T. 6 AL
                  (MAD: Elizabeth's age plainly written "27", but ?? age 47)
Pg.522, #883, Miles DUNCAN 36 GA farmer $200-$200
                  Frances (f) 40 GA
                  R.J. (f) 16, H.I. (m) 8 AL
                  J.M. (m) 7, S.W?. (m) 5 AL
                  M.M. (m) 3, Clarinda 1 AL
                  (MAD: 1850 Madison Co. GA census, wife Mary, son of William d.1852; Miles Duncan mar. Francis Husteon 1/7/1852 Benton Co. AL; 1870 Johnson Co. AR census; indexed in 1880 Logan Co. AR)
Southern Division
Pg.689, #445-445, Samuel W. DUNCAN 39 SC farmer $1400-$1500
                  Jane H. 30 GA housewife
                  Andrew J. 18 AL farm hand
                  Sarah C. 16 AL househand
                  Drewry H. (m) 14, William H. 11 AL
                  James M. 5?, Frances C. (f) 4 AL
                  Samel W. 2, Victoria E. 1 AL
                  William HOWE 25 GA farmhand
                  (MAD: names as spelled; 1870 Chambers Co. AL census)

1870 Randolph Co. AL Census
Township 18, P.O. Wedowee, Morrison Beat #2
Pg.450, #28-28, DUNCAN, A.R. (f) 35 GA house keeper $0-$50
                  Nancy H. 17 AL house keeper
                  Humphries (Humpkins?) N. (m) 16 GA farm laborer


Alphabetical list of persons involved in Creek Indian uprising [AL], includes many Indian names, 1836, A-L (FHL film 1,462,787 item 2)
      Dunkin, Matthew, Private, Claysville Mounted Volunteers, Capt. Charles Witt's Co. #5, roll dated at Claysville, July 11, 1836. (MAD: ? Clays, Montgomery Co. AL; see Jackson and Randolph Co. AL)

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.J., Pension 21061? (blurred), H/M?...? County, Pensioner Mrs. J.M. Duncan, widow of A.J. Duncan, (regt. & Co. too blurred, wit. too blurred). (MAD: see Randolph, Clay & Chilton Cos.)

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, A.J., pensioner Mrs. S.A. Duncan, Randolph, Clay and Chilton Cos. AL, Private, Co.A, 31st AL. Application, 3 May 1899, Mrs. S.A. Duncan, Randolph Co., widow of A.J. Duncan, Private, Co.A, 31st Reg. AL Vols., her husband died Oct. 1863; witnesses J.T. Baird, A.J. Barnett. Appl. 16 Jan. 1918, Mrs. S.A. Duncan (X) resident of Clay Co., widow of Andrew Jackson Duncan, private in 31st Reg.; she b. near Peonelvert?, Elbert Co. GA, on 26 July 1835, being 83 years of age, now on Pension roll of Randolph Co. under #38128, transferred to Clay Co. AL. Examination 13 June 1899, she living around with her children who are all renters, is rheumatic and has defective vision. Appl. 4 May 1915, Mrs. S.A. (X) Duncan, Clay Co., widow of A.J. Duncan, private soldier, she b. Elbert Co. GA 6 July 1835, age 79, now on Randolph Co. pension rolls #21064. Other applications not copied. 25 July 1887, Mrs. Sarah (X) Duncan, widow of A.J. Duncan, Private in Co.G, 31st Reg., AL Volunteers. Appl. 19 May 1894, Mrs. Sarah A. Duncan (X) of Chilton Co., widow of Andrew J. Duncan. (MAD: see also pension application under DUNKIN, A.J.)
      DUNKIN, A.J., Randolph Co. AL, Private, 31st Regt. Widow's application 25 May 1898, Randolph Co., by Mrs. S.A. Dunkin, widow of A.J. Dunkin; he a private of 31st Reg. AL Vols. (MAD: see file under DUNCAN, A.J.)


Madison Co. GA Deed (FHL film 351,774)
      J-374/6: Madison Co. GA; Agreement and settlement made between Martin Deadwyler of said county and Mary Duncan wife John Duncan William Blackman & his wife Rebeca Duncan Aletha Duncan Elisa A. Duncan Martha Duncan William Steather? (Strother?) for Nancy Duncan William Duncan heirs Sarry J. Duncan George W. Duncan Miles Duncan the heirs general of William Duncan late of said county deceased; that said decd. at time of his death owed said Martin $460 and other accounts for money loaned the decd by Martin, and to secure payment, the decd. made an unconditional deed to Martin dated 3 March 1851 where he conveyed the land on which he then lived and where he lived at the time of his death, without any reservation contained in the deed, but Martin promissed verbally that if decd paid him the money, that Martin would reconvey the land back to him, but the decd. died without paying Martin any of the money; the heirs general have agreed with Martin that Martin should sell the land to the highest bidder and after repaying the money and interest and his expenses and trouble, the remainder to be given to the heirs of the decd. Martin sold the land to one Joseph Williams for $800, which sale the heirs general of the decd. agree to ratify. Martin deducted $475 the amount of principal and interest and expenses, leaving the heirs $35 a share to each legatee, which the heirs general agree to receive in full satisfaction of our interest; 22 July 1852. /s/ John (X) Duncan, William (X) Blackman, Elisa (X) Duncan, Martha A. (X) Duncan, Mary (X) Duncan, Martha Duncan for Miles on a power of attorney to act for him, William Strowder in receipt of my wife Nancy Duncan, Rachel S. Shadden guardian of Sarah J. Duncan and George W. Duncan (MAD: signatures as shown). Wit. Michael A. Borders, Martha Borders, Micah Pope (Pass?), R.B. Gholston, N.H. Griffeth J.I.C. Personally appeared Michael Borders and Martha Borders who saw the within John Duncan, William Blackman, Alath Duncan, Elisa Duncan, Martha A. Duncan, Mary Duncan, Martha Duncan, Miles Duncan on a power of attorney to act for him, sign the receipt and deed, 31 July 1856. Benton Co. AL, Miles Dunkin (X) appoint Mary Duncan my attorney to receive my portion of William Dunkin's estate, 12 June 1852, wit. John F. Bennett, Bartlett Owen JP.
      MAD: "heirs general" of William Duncan of 1850 Madison Co. GA, b.1793 GA: wife Mary Duncan b.1800 GA; children:
            1. John Duncan b.1814 GA, mar. 1838 Louisa Ann Gray
            2. William Duncan died 1845-50, mar. Susan Gray 1838, wife Rachael S. b.1823 GA of 1850 Jackson Co. GA census (she mar. 2nd 1852 Patrick Shadden), had children Sarah J. Duncan b.1842 GA and George W. Duncan b.1844 GA
            3. William Blackman & his wife Rebeca Duncan (mar. 1842 Wm. Blackburn)
            4. Aletha Duncan b.1824 GA (? mar. 1843 Robert F. Garrett)
            5. Miles Duncan b.1826 GA, mar. 1st Miss Katharine Reed 1843, mar. 2nd Frances Huston 1852 Benton/Calhoun Co. AL, 1860 Randolph Co. AL census
            6. Elisa A. Duncan b.1831 GA
            7. Martha A. Duncan b.1836 GA
            8. William Steather? (Strother? or Strowder?) for Nancy Duncan
            9. son Seaborn b.1839 GA apparently died bef. 1852.


Matthew Duncan or Dunkin on the census in 1830 Coweta Co. GA, 1840 Randolph Co. AL, 1850 Ouachita Co. AR, and 1860 and 1880 Bastrop Co. TX:
      There is a lot of source information about this Matthew Duncan on the website of Janis Trayler:


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