Duncans in Carroll Co. AR


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

Last revised February 16, 2011

Formed 1833 from Izard
Newton formed 1842 from Carroll
Boone formed 1869 from Carroll, Madison


1840-1850 Carroll Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Carroll Co. AR Census (pg.814 also from Denzil Mauldin 5/1984)
Kings River Twp, 8/13/1860
Pg.794, #727-708, James LEACH 40 TN farmer $0-$265
                  Elizabeth 36 TN
                  Robert 15, Hiram 13, Calvin 10, Pheby J. 9 KY
                  John 6, Franklin 4, George 3, James 1 AR
                  (MAD: 1850 Rockcastle Co. KY census; one Betsey Leach was said to be sister of James Robert Duncan, b.1830 KY, wife Sarah Hayhurst, from pg.168-170, "Carroll Co. [AR] Families: These Were the First" by Jim Lair, 1991, FHL book 976.717 D3L, from Cheri Mello 3/2002; one James H. Leach mar. Elizabeth Duncan 6/27/1842 Pulaski Co. KY, joint consent by John Leach and Jeremiah "Duncan," kinship not stated.)
Pg.794-5, #728-709, Hiram DUNCAN 45 NC farmer -- $200
                  Phebe J. 39 TN
                  Sarah J. 8 KY
                  (MAD: 1850 Rockcastle Co. KY census; Stone Co. MO in Civil War; on pg.256A, Prairie Twp, 1880 Carroll Co. AR census 60 VA VA VA, Phoeby 56 TN VA VA, no children)
Taken 8/17/1860
Pg.806, #807-786, Thomas DUNCAN 40 TN farmer -- $1040
                  Mary 33 TN
                  William 14, Andrew 12 KY
                  Mary J. 4, Thomas 1 AR
                  Eliza Ann WARREN 9 KY "(step-daughter)"
                  (MAD: 1850 Rockcastle Co. KY census)
Hickory Twp
Pg.814, #861-836, James R. DUNCAN 31 KY farmer $1200-1740
                  Sarah H. 25 IN
                  John 6, Rebecca E. 4 AR
                  Catharine S. 2, Mary J. 3/12 AR
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN "(w)" 85 VA
                  (MAD: 1850 Rockcastle Co. KY census)
Pg.814, #862-837, James BROWN 34 TN farmer $0-$0
                  Lucinda 26 TN
                  Thomas 9 KY
                  John E. 5, Mary C. 2 AR
                  (MAD: Cynda Brown and Nancy Wiswill were said to be sisters of James Robert Duncan, b.1830 KY, wife Sarah Hayhurst, from pg.168-170, "Carroll Co. [AR] Families: These Were the First" by Jim Lair, 1991, FHL book 976.717 D3L, from Cheri Mello 3/2002)

1870 Carroll Co. AR Census
Prairie Twp, P.O. Berryville
Pg.55, #68-70, DUNCAN, Isaac 47 TN farmling $0-$305
                  Robert J. 20 NC
                  Caroline 10 NC
                  Munroe? (m) 6, Mathew 4, Martha 2 AR
                  Frances ("m") 38 TN keeping house, male citizen of US over 21
                  (MAD: 1860 Miller Co. MO census; 1880 Prairie Twp., Carroll Co. AR, pg.273D; his widow Fannie applied in Carroll Co. AR in 1904 for Confederate Pension for his service in Co.C, Hill's AR Cav., he died 2/19/1902; from "Arkansas Confederate Pension Applications" Vol.1, by Desmond Walls Allen, FHL fiche 6,101,337; said to have mar. Frances Katherine Pennington 10/18/1849)
Pg.58, #107-109, DUNKINS, Robert 50 TN farmer $0-$587
                  Pauline F. 45 TN keeping house
                  Rebecca A. 2 AR (MAD: ages as given)
                  (MAD: 1850-1860 Miller Co. MO census; wife said to be Perlina Downs, mar. 10/14/1842 Franklin Co. IL)

1880 Carroll Co. AR Census (partial; from Denzil Mauldin 1984 & 1987; page # from index)
Pg.144A, #245, Jonathan BLACK 37 NC NC NC farmer
                  Martha 38 TN VA NC wife keeping house
                  John F. 13, William M. 11 AR NC TN sons
                  Dora 5 AR NC TN dau.
                  Mary DUNCAN 76 NC NC NC mother-in-law
                  (MAD: 1850-1860 Butler Co. MO census; 1870 Washington Co. AR census)
Eureka Springs
Pg.173D, #367-394, William DUNCAN 40 MO TN PA merchant
                  Minerva 34 PA PA PA wife keeping house
                  Flora E. 11, Charles W. 9 MO MO PA dau. & son
                  Minnie E. 7, Ina I. 5 MO MO PA daus.
                  James I. 3, Lily L. 1 MO MO PA son & dau.
Pg.199A, #112-115, Andrew J. DUNCAN 29 KY TN KY farmer
                  Britana 18 MO NC NC wife keeping house
                  Mary L. 1 AR KY MO dau.
Pg.204A, #186-191, Thomas DUNCAN 54 TN VA VA farmer
                  Nancy 48 TN NC NC wife keeping house
                  Thomas 21 AR TN TN son farm laborer
                  Bradley STANDLEE 18 AR AR AR (other) farm laborer
Pg.208A, #259-265, Robert DUNCAN 60 TN TN TN farmer
                  Purlinia F. 52 TN NC NC wife keeping house
                  Rebecca A. 12 AR TN TN dau.
                  Robert QUALES 12 AR TN IL (other)


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, Andrew J.; A 65 En. MO Mil., Chester's Prov. Co., Johnson County En MO Mil.; 1909 April 1, Invalid Appl. #1382377, no cert., Ark. (MAD: Carroll Co. AR)
      Duncan, Hiram, widow Duncan, Phoebe J.; B Stone Co. MO H. Gds; 1892 June 15, Widow Appl. #552544, no cert., Ark. (MAD: 1860 Carroll Co. AR)

HISTORIES before 1923

"The Province and the States : Biography : A History of the Province of Louisiana Under France and Spain, and of the Territories and States of the United States Formed Therefrom" in Seven Volumes, Vol.VII, edited by Weston Arthur Goodspeed, pub. Madison, Wis., The Western Historical Association, 1904 (Google Books 2/12/2011)
      Pg.246-248: William Mark Duncan, one of the progressive business men of Eureka Springs, Ark., was born at Gettysburg, Pa., July 14, 1865, and is of Scotch-Irish extraction. His paternal ancestors came from Scotland about the middle of the eighteenth century, and some of the family have participated in every war in which the United States has ever been engaged. His father, William A. Duncan was born in Adams county, Pa., February 2, 1836. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall college in 1857, and in 1860 was admitted to the bar. After serving as district attorney and in the Pennsylvania state senate, he was elected to congress in 1882 and re-elected in 1884. He did not live to complete his second term, his death occurring on November 14, 1884. He was a lawyer of fine ability and as a congressman would have made an enviable record had he lived. In 1863 he was married to Miss Catherine Schmucker, the daughter of Rev. Samuel S. Schmucker, founder and president until his death, of the Theological seminary at Gettysburg. To this marriage were born four sons, of whom the second is the subject of this sketch. William M. Duncan was educated in the private schools of Gettysburg, and in 1883 graduated from Pennsylvania college, in his native city, the youngest man in his class. From the time he left college he was his father's private secretary in congress, and after the death of his father became the private secretary of his successor. He remained in this position until 1887, when he resigned and came to Harrison, Ark., where he organized the Bank of Harrison. He conducted this bank for about two years, then disposed of his interests, came to Eureka Springs and bought a controlling interest in the Citizens' Bank, of which he is now the president. This bank is capitalized at twenty-five thousand dollars, has a surplus of more than ten thousand dollars, and deposits amounting to over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. In 1889, Mr. Duncan consolidated all the different electric companies into the Citizens' Electric Company, which now controls and operates all the light and power interests of Eureka Springs. He is also president of the Syndicate Company which controls most of the centrally located property of the city, as well as large plantation holdings, timber and mining lands. It has made some of the largest deals in mining property in the zinc and lead fields of Northwestern Arkansas, among them the Red Cloud and McIntosh mines. The company now has under construction a large six story hotel building which will be the finest at the Springs when it is completed. Quite a number of the most progressive business interests in (Eureka Springs are due to the enterprising spirit of Mr. Duncan. He is a member and president of the Commercial club and is identified with almost every movement having for its object the betterment of the business and social conditions of the city. As he is now but little past thirty-five years of age he is just approaching that period in life where a man does his best work and it is quite probable that the field of his operations will be enlarged before he passes his fiftieth milestone on life's highway. (MAD: Harrison, Boone Co. AR; Eureka Springs, Carroll Co. AR)


Ottawa Co. OK Death Certificate, Register 15, Registration District 58251, for Jas. Duncan (from Cheri Mello 6/2004)
      Ottawa Co, Afton, Okla
      Jas. Duncan, Male, White, Widower, Born Apr. 6, 1840, age 84 years 3 mos 18 days, farmer, born in KY. (CM: on 1850 Rockcastle Co. KY census)
      Father: Thomas Duncan born in Ky
      Maiden Name of Mother: Griffin, born in KY
      Informant: Thomas Duncan of High, Ark (CM: Thomas M. Duncan, Carroll Co. AR, half-brother of the deceased)
      Filed: July 24, 1924 by Nanti.. Thompson
      Died: July 23, 1924. Deceased was attended to from July 17, 1924, to July 23, 1924, and was last seen alive on July 17th, 1924, and the death occured on July 23rd at 2 pm. Cause of Death Old Age, Duration 1 month and 2 days; Signed: L.. Troiett? MD July 23, 1924, Afton, Okla.
      Place of burial: Hickory Grove; Undertaker: W W Painter? Afton; Date of Burial: 7/24/1924

"Jeremiah Youngblood; A Genealogy" by Dorothy Morris Quaife, 1991 (FHL book 929.273 Y84q; from Cheri Mello 7/1994)
      Pgs.554-555: Brittannia Youngblood Family; 5th Generation. This section contains information about Andrew Jackson Duncan Sr., b. 2/9/1849 KY, son of Thomas Murphey Duncan Sr. and Mary Griffin, mar. Brittanna Youngblood 4/7/1878 in Carroll Co. AR, d. 3/31/1927 Carroll Co. AR; the obit for Andrew Jackson Duncan said he moved with his parents when a small boy to Johnston [Johnson Co.] MO, then to Carroll Co. AR ca 1877. This book lists more about their family and descendants.


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