Duncans in Sumter Co. AL


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

Last revised October 17, 2001

Formed 1832 from Choctaw Cession of 1830
Choctaw formed 1847 from Sumter, Washington


1830 Sumter Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Sumter Co. AL Census
Pg.81  John Dankin      1212,01  -  2130,01
      (MAD: most households had males 20-30 or 30-40 with young families)

1850 Sumter Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Sumter Co. AL Census
P.O. Belmont
Pg.547, #635-635, John P?. MAY 39 AL farmer $5000-$4000
                  M.H. (f) 36 TN
                  T.S. (m) 16, W.R. (m) 12 AL
                  James DUNCAN 18 MS farm laborer
                  J.C. MAY (f) 10, E.J. (f) 8, J.R. (m) 2/10 AL
Town of Gain
Pg.613, #49-52, John DUNCAN 38 IRE boat maker $0-$0
                  Glenny? FARRIS? (m) 46 Hanover? boat maker
                  Cornelius WALKER 25 VA brick mason $2500-$0
                  William CRAWFORD 30 SC carpenter $0-$200
                  (MAD: ? 1850 Richmond Co. GA census)

1870 Sumter Co. AL Census
Twp.18, Range 1,2,3&4, P.O. Coatopa
Pg.188, #293-293, LOSING, Betsey 55 VA BLACK cook $0-$0
                  DUNCAN, William 20 AL BLACK farm laborer
Twp.22, Range 3W, P.O. Livingston
Pg.383, #66-66, DUNCAN, Nancy 49 NC BLACK cook $0-$0
                  Toney (m) 19 MS BLACK farm laborer
                  Julia (f) 15, Isaah (m) 11 AL BLACKS farm laborers


Sumter Co. AL marriage record index 1833-1969 (FHL film 1,293,882)
      Vol.1, 1833-1847:
      Duncan, John T. to Emila C. Phillips, 27 Oct. 1835, 1-27 (MAD: 1850 Leon Co. TX census)
      Vol.2, 1847-1865 - no bride index; no other grooms


Sumter Co. AL Deed Index 1835-1870 (FHL film 1,787,299 item 1)
      B-239: S.B. Boyd to Alexander Duncan
      F-270: M.E. Gary Sheriff to Perry E. Duncan
      F-743: Nathan Goree to Abraham Duncan
      F-597: Abraham Duncan to Lewellen Oliver
      G-319: Jesse Johnson to Abraham Duncan
      G-625: Smart & Valentine to James D. Duncan
      I-287: Unity H. Moseley to John Duncan
      N-238: P. Phillips to John Duncan
      N-666: John Duncan to F.B. More
      N-749: John Duncan to Elnathan Tartt

Sumter Co. AL Deeds
      B-239: 1 Feb. 1837, (1) Samuel B. Boyd of Sumter Co. AL, (2) James Hair trustee of same, (3) Alexander Duncan of same; Boyd deeds to Hair lot adj. town of Livingston where Duncan now lives, 3 acres, and another lot #115 adj. first, in trust; Boyd made two notes to Duncan for $750 each, one due in two years and one due in three years; all signed; release March 26, 1840 by James Hair trustee. Note to M. James Hair, 25 March 1840, by Charlotte E. Duncan, adminx. of Alexr. Duncan; "Saml. B. Boyd has this day paid the full amount of the purchase money for the house and lot on which he now lives. The said Boyd gave my father in his lifetime a deed of trust on said lot to secure the payment of $1500 and you were the trustee ..." (FHL film 1,787,300 item 3)
      B-240; 1 Feb. 1837, Alexander Duncan and wife Charlott Duncan for $25 to Samuel B. Boyd, lot on which we now live adj. town of Livingston and also lot #114 in town of Livingston, I purchased of Stephen Register ... 5 acres. (FHL film 1,787,300 item 3)
      F-270: 27 May 1841, Mathias E. Gary, Sheriff, to Perry E. Duncan, the highest bidder; Duncan recovered against Elbert Williams, Luke Williams and Margaret Williams, $660, W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.22 R2W, 80 acres; more not copied (FHL film 1,787,410)
      F-597: 20 June 1840, Abraham Dunkin and Eliza A. (X) Dunkan late Eliza A. Tompson relict and widow of Isaac Thompson decd, in consideration of negro girl Catharine conveyed to Mary E.J. Thompson and Martha A.R. Thompson minor heirs of said Isaac Thompson decd. by Senellen Oliver and for $300, convey to Sewellyn Oliver dower right of said Eliza A. Duncan to NE 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.23 R3W in Tuscaloosa Land Dist. which Isaac Thompson died owning; wit. William J. Steel, JP. (FHL film 1,787,410) (MAD: names spelled as given) (MAD: see 1840 Kemper Co. MS census, divorced 1844 Attala Co. MS; ?? see Abraham Duncan mar. Elizabeth Ann Hannegan 1/11/1848 E.Carroll Par. LA, G.A. Duncan 1850 Concordia Par. LA census)
      F-743: 12 May 1842, Nathan Goree to Abraham Duncan, $1,000, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.22 R3W, Tuscaloosa Land District; wit. Chris. C. Scott, L.J. Morriss. (FHL film 1,787,410)
      G-319: 11 May 1842, Jesse Johnston and wife Mary to Abraham Duncan, $100, 1/2 acre off W.side SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.22 R2W in Tuscaloosa Land District, being tract said Johnston disposed of by exchange to Stephen Johnston and by Stephen Johnston to Nathan Goree and by him to Duncan; wit. Jno. Bliss, N. Goree. (FHL film 1,787,411 item 1)
      G-625: 8 Aug. 1843, Thomas J. Smart and wife Margaret and John S. Valentine and wife Mary A. to James D. Duncan, for $1,200; SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and E 1/2 NW 1/4 and W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.9 Twp.17 R3W, 200 acres. (FHL film 1,787,411)
      I-287: Noxubee Co. MS, 4 April 1846, Unity Mosely of Noxubee Co. MS to John Duncan of City of New York, $3,000:
            W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.20 R4W, 79.8 acres
            SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.20 R4W, 39.92 acres
            Subdivision C of Sec.34 Twp.20 R4W, 55.18 acres
            E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.20 R4W, 79.9 acres
            W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.20 R4W, 79.9 acres
            E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.20 R4W, 79.9 acres
            E 1/2 NW [1/4] Sec.11 Twp.19 R4W, 80.24? acres
                  S 1/2 Sec.1 Twp.19 R4W, 320.38 acres
                  NW 1/4 Sec.1 Twp.19 R4W, 160.13 acres
                  NE 1/4 Sec.2 Twp.19 R4W, 161.25 acres
                  NE 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.19 R4W, 160.25 acres
            E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.19 R4W, 80.18 acres
            E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.19 R4W, 80.18 acres
            E [1/2] NW 1/4 Sec.12 Twp.19 R4W, 80.18 acres
            E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp.19 R3W, 80.14 acres
                  SW 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.19 R3W, 159.36 acres
            E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.20 R4W, 79.83 acres
                  NE 1/4 Sec.35 Twp.20 R4W, 159.72 acres
in Demopolis land District, Sumter Co. AL; wit. James Murray, Charles Buck. (FHL film 1,787,412)
      N-238: 4 Oct. 1854, Pierpoint Phillips of City of New York to John Duncan of Yalabusha Co. MS, $1, several lots, not copied. (FHL film 1,787,414, faded book)
      N-666: 10 April 1856, John Duncan of Yelabusha Co. MS to Francis B. Moore of Sumter Co. AL, $365, not copied. (FHL film 1,787,414)
      N-749: 10 April 1856, John Duncan of Yalobusha Co. MS to Elnathan Tartt of Sumter Co. AL, ... (no wife) (FHL film 1,787,414)


Sumter Co. AL Will books Vol. 1-2, 1828-1872 (FHL film 1,293,803 item 3-4)
      Vol.1, 1828-1834 - "D" index page missing
      Vol.2, 1851-1872 - no Duncan

Sumter Co. AL Orphans Court Minutes; most volumes individually indexed
      Orphans Court Minutes Book 1, 1833-1839 (FHL film 1,787,711)
            Pg.482: 2 March 1839, estate of Alexander Duncan decd; Charlotte Duncan, one of next of kin, appointed admin. as there was no widow; admin. bond in sum of $3,200 with Joseph Lake and Richard M. Beck securites; James Hair, Robert H. Dalton, John H. Bolling, and James Abrams, appraisers; she given permission to sell personal property. (MAD: see ?? Clarke Co. AL; Mrs. Charlotte Duncan d. 7/24/1837 in 51st year of age died while on a visit at residence of John C. Phares Esq., leaving a husband and children; from "Voice of Sumter" newspaper, on pg.20, Vol.164, of "Sumter Co. AL Records" by Pauline Gandrud)
      Orphans Court Minute Book II, 1839-1841 (FHL film 1,787,711)
            Pg.89: 27 March 1840, Charlotte E. Duncan exhibited accounts, vouchers, etc. on estate of Alexander Duncan decd.; she paid debts, and is to pay the overage to his successor or distributees and be released as admin.
            Pg.248: 2 March 1841, estate of Reuben Rich decd; George J. Shipman admin, posted bond in sum of $5,000, securities Robert H. Duncan and Thomas P. Harper securities. (from pg.25, Vol.2, "Sumter Co. AL Records" by Nelle Morris Jenkins; on FHL film 1,731,974) (MAD: see 1842 Tuscaloosa Co. AL, somehow related to James Duncan, wife Rachel Harper)
      Orphans Court Minute Book III, 1842-1844 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 1,787,711)
      Orphans Court Minutes v.3 (p.452-end) - 5 1842-1848 (FHL film 1,787,817 item 1-3)
            Vol.4 - no Duncan
            Vol.5 - no Duncan
      Orphans Court Minutes v.6-7 1848-1853 (FHL film 1,787,818 item 1-2)
            Vol.6 - no Duncan
            Vol.7 - no Duncan

Sumter Co. AL Orphans Court Records, most vols. individually indexed
   Records v.1-2 1833-1842 (FHL film 1,787,825 item 1-2)
      1-762: Estate of Alexander Duncan, inventory by James A. Abrahams, James Hair, John B. Billing; includes one ironing machine, grinestone, 2 wooden clocks, 2 notes on Samuel Boyd; filed 27 April 1839; account due Daniel Coleman $48, Pleasant T. Wright $19; submitted by Charlotte Eleanor Duncan. (MAD: 1830 Clarke Co. AL census)
      2-165: Alexander Duncan's account by Charlotte E. Duncan, filed 27 March 1840, includes payments of $606.29.
      2-366: Court 1 April 1841, bond of George J. Shipman, Robert H. Duncan and Thomas J. Harper, 2 March 1841, George J. Shipman as admin. of estate of Reuben Rich decd.
      2-388: Court 1 April 1841, bond of Robert H. Duncan, Thomas P. Harper and George J. Shipman, Robert H. Duncan appointed admin. of estate of John Duncan.
   Records v.3-4 1842-1844 (FHL film 1,787,826 item 1-2)
      Vol.3 - no Duncan
      Vol.4 - no Duncan


Index to compiled service records of volunteers who served during the Cherokee removal in organizations from AL (MAD: 1838) (FHL film 368,685)
      (MAD: ?? see Franklin, Marshall or Sumter Co. AL)
      Duncan, John, Armbrester's Co., Norwood's Battn, AL Militia, Pvt.
      Duncan, Robert, Armbrester's Co., Norwood's Battn, AL Militia, Pvt.

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.M., Private, Capt. Rob. Harkness AL Militia, Sumter Co., 30 Days Men; joined Aug. 27, 1862, at Gainsville, AL, for period of 30 days. Authority: Muster Roll dated Aug. 27, 1862, Gainsville, AL. (MAD: does not say Home Guard)
      Duncan, A.M. (age 16), 1st Corp., Command of Williams, Ind. AL Calv. Co. later Co.A, 12th Armsteads MS Calv.; enlisted Gainesville, AL, Aug. 19, 1863 (Capt. Williams); value of horse $500. Authority: Record Roll, Gainesville [MAD: Sumter Co.], AL, Aug. 19, 1863.
      Duncan, A.M. (age 16), 1st Corp., Command of Williams, Ind. AL Calv. Co. later Co.A, 12th Armsteads MS Calv.; enlisted Gainesville, AL, Aug. 19, 1863 (Capt. Williams); value of horse $500. Authority: Record Roll, Gainesville, AL, Aug. 19, 1863, Second Roll.
      Duncan, James, Private, Co.D, Jeff Davis Legion, 4th AL Reserves, Sumter Mounted Guards. Authority: Statement from M.E. McConnell June 30, 1904.
      Dunkin, James, Private, Wm. M. Stones Ind. Cav. Co., later Co. B?. (D?), Jeff Davis Legion, MS Cav. Enlisted Sumter Co. AL, June 29, 1861. Authority: Record roll dated at McClain, Aug. 31, 1861.
      Duncan, Wm., 1st Lieut., A.P. Love's Co. Calv., Co.A, 4th AL Batn., Jeff Davis Legion. Authority: Manuscript letter, Monroe Bell, dated July 1910. (MAD: ? Sumter Co. AL)


Information about William V. Duncan:
      MAD: William V. Duncan had land surveyed 12/11/1823 in Sec.11 Twp.4 R15 and Sec.35 Twp.5 R15 in Covington Co. AL (from "Original Land Sales & Grants in Covington Co. AL" by Ward, FHL book 976.127 R2w)
            William V. Duncan had land in 1835 in Sec.8 Twp.16 R1W in Sumter Co. AL (from Tract Book Records, pg.83, "Sumter Co. AL Records" Vol.2, by Nelle Morris Jenkins, FHL film 1,731,974)
            William V. Duncan, John J. Duncan, and Mathew Duncan signed a petition by citizens of Walton Co. FL on 1/24/1832 (from pg.638-640 of Vol.XXIV, "Territorial Papers, Florida Territory, 1828-1834," CA State University, Sacramento)


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