Duncans in Jefferson Co. AR


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

Last revised August 8, 2008

Formed 1829 from Arkansas, Pulaski
Grant formed 1869 from Jefferson, Hot Springs, Saline
Lincoln formed 1871 from Arkansas, Bradley, Desha, Drew, Jefferson
Cleveland formed 1873 from Dallas, Bradley, Jefferson, Lincoln


1830-1850 Jefferson Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Jefferson Co. AR Census
Pg.890, #837-782, Wm. DUNCAN 67 NC farmer
                  Rachael 65 NC
                  James F. (Unknown age) AL farmer $2000-$300
                  (MAD: 1850 Pulaski Co. AR census)
Pg.895, #332-295, Robt. J. EMANIEL 27 GA farmer $7000-$11,100
                  B.F. (m) 21 GA farmer 0-$10,700
                  Wm. DUNCAN 24 GA overseer

1870 Jefferson Co. AR Census (pg.569 also from Kathy Cawley 2/2002; pg.456 also from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Plum Bayou Twp.
Pg.456, #176-184, VAUGHAN, S.W. (m) 47 TN farmer $30,000-$3,500
                  Francis (f) 44 TN house keeper
                  J.P. (m) 13 TN
                  Ida (f) 8 AR
                  Porter M. (m) 6 AR
                  BOND, W.H. (m) 28 TN merchant $0-$300
                  DUNCAN, James 27 KY clerk $0-$0
                  STETZILL?, Wm. 27 MD farmer $0-$400
Victoria Twp.
Pg.569, #269-272, HARRIS, Thomas 25 TX BLACK farmhand $0-$0
                  Nettie 23 KY BLACK housekeeper
                  STEVENS, Jenny (f) 15 GA BLACK cannot read/write
                  BOISE, Richard 40 SCT (white) farmhand, parents of foreign birth
                  BOISE, Agnes 40 SCT (white) Housekeeper, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, John 26 SCT (white) farmhand, parents of foreign birth
                  CAMPBELL, Alex 23 OH (white) farmhand


Jefferson Co. AR Probate Records
      Will book A, 1865-1882 - no Duncan found (FHL film 983,902 item 1)
      Will Book B - no index (FHL film 983,902)
      Record of Wills, Vol. 1, 1839-1898 (FHL film 983,903)
            No Duncan until Eugenia Duncan

Jefferson Co. AR Probate Court Dockets
      Vol. A, 1830-1840 - no Duncan (FHL film 983,911)
      Vol. A, 1865 - no Duncan (FHL film 984,099)
      Vol. B, 1840-1847 - no Duncan
      Vol. C - no index
      Vol. D & E, 1852-1858 - no Duncan (FHL film 983,912)
      Vol. F & G, 1858-1865 - no Duncan (FHL film 983,913)
      Vol. H & I - no Duncan (FHL film 983,817)

Jefferson Co. AR Will Book (FHL film 983,903; same will filed in Lincoln Co. AR Book A, pg.178, on FHL film 980,309, and indexed in Lincoln Co. AR Book 1, pg.21; and indexed Washington Co. AR Book C, pg.243, and Admin. Probate Book K, pg.100)
      1-615: Will of Eugenia James Duncan, of the city of Fayetteville, AR; in grateful remembrance of the numerous kindnesses and tender care of my foster parents Mr. and Mrs. R.V. McCracken, to them $1000 and rents and profits from brick stores on Main Street in Pine Bluff, AR, during their lives; at death of both the property to become part of my estate and disposed of with the rest of my estate. To St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish of Fayetteville, AR, $500 to build an orphans home or hospital. To my husband Garnett Duncan and my children if I should have any at my death, in equal shares, (my husband to have a child's share); in case I die without issue, then to my husband absolutely, all my property ... including my real estate in City of Pine Bluff, AR, and all my interest in real estate owned jointly by me and Thomas? S? James and Garland D. James near Hot Springs, AR, and my interest in some real estate near the City of Memphis [Shelby Co.] TN, (and any other real or personal property). Appoint Garnott Duncan executor. 19 Nov. 18(tight binding) Wit. 19 Nov. 1894 by Louise Elizabeth Bailio, W.S. Pollard. Codicil by Eugenia James Wilson Duncan; revoke gift to church; reference to cemetery lot, and a monument inscription to the memory of Miss Annie Wilson, Mrs. Arabell Longtree Wilson, Arabella Eugene Wilson, Mrs. Eugenia James Wilson and Capt. Wm. Henry Daylie Wilson; to be selected by my husband Garnett Duncan and my friends Fred Fox and John W. Crawford of Pine Bluff AR; dated 28 Sept. 1895, Wit. R.H. Vaughn, W.S. Pollard. Proved 7 Jan. 1896. Court order to Augusta, Richmond Co., GA, to examine Louise Elizabeth Bailie about the will; examination in Washington Co. AR of R.H. Voughn and W.S. Pollard. Letters testamentary issued to Garnett Duncan 21 Jan. 1896.
      (MAD: Eugenia James Wilson Duncan, 1873 - 1895, Evergreen Cemetery, Madison Co. AR)


Jefferson Co. AR Deeds
      Direct index Vol.A, 1830+ - no Duncan through Book I, 1859 (FHL film 983,156 item 2)
      Direct index Vol.B, 1857-60 - no Duncan (FHL film 983,156 item 3)
      Direct index Vol.C, 1865-70 - not looked at (FHL film 983,156 item 4)
      Indirect (grantee) index (FHL film 983,180; following from index unless film number given)
      H-505: 15 Oct. 1855, Jane Day to William Duncan, $1000, $400 down and $600 due by mortgage, lots 1 & 8 of Block Y, Pine Bluff, the Pine Bluff Hotel. Rec. 10 Nov. 1855. (FHL film 983,497)
      J-196: 6 Oct. 1856, Jane Day and Jemima Griffin, relict of Abel Griffin, "bequeathed me by Calvin Day, late of Jefferson Co. AR" to William Duncan, $200, part of Lot 8 in Block 4 Pine Bluff now occupied by said Duncan. Rec. Oct. 6, 1856. (FHL film 983,499)
      M-578: 24 Sept. 1859, David T?. Duncan from Ambrose Brockman, deed, $200, NE 1/4 Sec. 3, Twp 4, Range 11, 160 acres; rec. 24 Sept. 1859.
      M-630: 28 Sept. 1859, David T?. Duncan from Morgan Delacy & wife, deed, $320, NE 1/4 Sec. 3, Twp 3, Range 11, 160 acres; rec. 1 Oct. 1839.
      Q-505/545?: 1 June 1861, Thos. C. Duncan from heirs of Nimrod Leister by their guardian J.S. Anderson, deed, $300.


Pulaski Co. AR Deed (SLC 6/9/2008; extract also from Lorna LaFave 11/1983)
      A2-158: 2 March 1857, William (X) Duncan and wife Rachel (X) of Jefferson Co. to Isaac Hann, $500, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.2S Range 12W, 40 acres. Executed at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co. Wit. J.F. Eaton, W. Rider. Rec. 2 April 1857. (FHL film 1,302,764)

Pulaski Co. AR Probate Records (from Lorna LaFave 9/1983)
      7 June 1859?, Petition for appointment of guardianship by Lytle L. Duncan for his children under 14 -- James N., Zachary T.M.H.C. Duncan, Samuel Lane Duncan, Harvey C. Duncan, Madena A.G. Duncan for interest in the estate of the late Wm. Crockett, Sen. dec., as grandchildren being entitled to 1/4 of the estate.
      12 Apr. 1866 (filing date), L.L. Duncan petition to the court as guardian of his minor children, Thomas J., James J., Henry, Samuel L., Harvey Cornell, and Josephine to sell 1/3 interest in land in Jefferson Co. The land inherited by the children from an uncle -- 1/3 share -- the other shares to a brother (of the uncle) Wm. Crockett, and sister Elizabeth Canada. All wish to sell the land.

HISTORIES before 1923

1922 "Centennial History of Arkansas" ed. by Dallas T. Herndon, pub. by S.J. Clark Publishing, Vol.II (FHL film 934,820 item 2; and from Evelyn Sigler 12/1983)
      Pg.266: DAVID HENRY DUNCAN, lumberman of Pine Bluff [Jefferson Co. AR], born Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN, Feb. 22, 1865. His father, David Duncan, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, came to this country when quite a young man, settled in Cincinnati [Hamilton Co. OH], afterwards moving to TN. He married Miss Harriett Dobb of Philadelphia, whose brother gained great distinction as an instructor in Gambler College; another brother, the Rev. Alexander Dobb, was rector for many years of the historic and famous Trinity Church in New Orleans ... David Henry Duncan spent his childhood in Paducah [McCracken Co.] KY with his father, who operated a large hub and spoke factory. When only a boy the care and responsibility of the business fell upon his shoulders, on account of the failing health of his father. He manfully met his duty, and as his sister, Mrs. T.W. Moore of Redfield, Arkansas, who alone of the children survives ... He came to Arkansas 20 years ago and engaged in the lumber business and for the past 12 years was identified with John F. Rutherford of the Bluff City Lumber Co. ... In 1892 he was married to Miss Martha Rose Dorsey of Atkins, Arkansas, who with four children survives him and mourns his untimely death ... died 22 March 1909.


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