Duncans in Misc. AR Counties


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

Last revised October 30, 2014

Formed 1873 from Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy

1880 Baxter Co. AR Census (from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Pg.215C, #29-29, Isabell DUNCAN 49 MO IN KY keeping house
                  William H. 16 MO TN MO son farmer
Pg.225A, #79-80, James DUNCAN 33 MO SC TN farmer
                  Elizabeth 27 MO KY KY wife keeping house

Formed 1873 from Randolph, Green

1900 Clay Co. AR Census (HeritageQuest image 11/2009)
Blue Cane Twp., SD 1, ED 1, Sheet 31? 9273?
Pg.31A, #571-586, DUNCAN, Robert J? (written over) head w/m, Feb? 1868?, age 35, mar. 12 years, IL TN KY day laborer rents house
  Catherine wife w/f, May 1871, age 29, mar. 12y, 5 ch, 3 living, MO NC TN
  William S. son w/m, Oct? 1889, age 10, single MO IL MO
  John W? son w/m, Mar 1894, age 6, single MO IL MO
  Sadie A? dau. w/f, Apl? 1897, age 3, single MO IL MO

Formed 1873 from Dallas, Bradley, Jefferson, Lincoln

"Commercial Appeal" Memphis, TN, July 23, 1893, front page (typed by Cheryl Reeves McCullough, copy from Pam Williams 8/31/2004) (MAD: Kedron, Cleveland Co. AR; see Dyer Co. TN)
      SHOT HIM ON SIGHT. The Dead Man Previously Made a Threat to Shoot His Slayer.
      Pine Bluff, Ark., July 22 -- A week ago a man named James England had a difficulty with a young boy named Duncan at Kedron, near here. Several shots were fired between them but neither was touched.
      The father of the boy, Dan Duncan, when told of the affair, swore vengance and was afterward heard to say he would kill England on sight.
      This morning England spied Duncan in the rear of a store and deliberately discharged a load of buckshot into his head, smashing it. Duncan died immediately. Duncan was regarded as a bad man. England gave himself up.

"The Memphis Appeal - Avalanche" Memphis, TN, July 23, 1893, Sunday (typed by Cheryl Reeves McCullough, copy from Pam Williams 8/31/2004)
      THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. He Shot Down His Foe In Front of His Door and Then Fled From Justice.
      Special Dispatch to the Appeal-Avalanche. Camden, Ark. July 22 -- At Kedron, a small station on the Cotton Belt Railroad 54 miles above this city, this morning at 8 o'clock, William England, a justice of the peace, shot and instantly killed Dan Duncan. Duncan was shot down in front of his door. An old grudge had existed between the parties for a long time, and it was freshened a few days ago by a quarrel over the ownership of some land. England ran off after the shooting and had not been captured up to the last report from Kedron.

"The Memphis Appeal - Avalanche" Memphis, TN, July 25, 1893 (typed by Cheryl Reeves McCullough, copy from Pam Williams 8/31/2004)
      Man Killed at Kedron, Ark.
      Dan Duncan, a respected citizen of Kedron, Ark., was shot and killed last Saturday by William England. The latter fired from behind a door, and the deed was regarded as most cowardly, and much feeling has been aroused by it. No other details have been received.

1890 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Southern AR" Clark, Miller, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Lafayette, Hempstead, Columbia, Little River, Nevada, Cleveland, Ouchita (sic), Dallass, Bradley, Calhoun, Union, Ashley, Drew, Lincoln, Desha and Chicot Cos.; by Goodspeed (FHL film 266,242; and from Betty Laarveld 5/1987)
      Pg.639: Cleveland Co. John A. Wynn, resident of Cleveland Co. AR for past 15 years; b. Harris Co. GA Feb. 12, 1834, son of Thomas H. and Temperance C. (Huff) Wynn, b. Baldwin Co. GA and Edgefield Dist. SC in 1801 and 1814 respectively. May 1862 Confederate Infantry. 1875 to AR, Lee Township. He was first married in Feb. 1866 to Miss Maggie Bussey, a dau. of F.S. and Dimny Bussey, but she died in GA in 1873, having borne 2 children ... In February, 1875, he took for his second wife Miss Helen M. Duncan, a daughter of John and Ally Duncan. She was also born in GA, and has born Mr. Wynn 3 sons: Thomas D., Robert D. and John F. (MAD: mar. 2/17/1875 Chattahoochee Co. GA)

Formed 1826 from Crittenden, Poinsett, St. Francis

1830-1860 Cross Co. AR Census
      No census available

1870 Cross Co. AR Census
Bedford Twp.
Pg.348, #16-27, DUNN, E.D. (m) 24 TN farmer $0-$400 (alone)
Pg.348, #16-28, DUNKING, J. (m) 35 TN farm laborer
                  E. (f) 30 TN keeping house
                  R. (m) 19 TN
                  M. (f) 7, Q. (f) 3, S. (f) 1 AR

Formed 1842 from Izard
Izard formed 1825 from Independence, Fulton
Baxter formed 1873 from Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy

1840-1870 Fulton Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed

"Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas" Goodspeed Publishers, 1891; Fulton County - Biographical (Fulton Co. AR Genweb, 7/23/2011)
      from: http://www.argenweb.net/fulton/goodspeed2.htm
      The Fulton Co. AR Genweb site has a transcript of pg.307 from this book about the family of S.P. Welden, of Fulton Co. AR, born June 15, 1832, in Jackson Co. TN, married at age 24 to Miss Elizabeth S. Duncan in Bollinger Co. MO, she born May 7, 1838, in Livingston Co. KY. See their website for more.

Claim filed by Winney Ward, #22075, March 3, 1871, with the Southern Claims Commission; NARA Microfiche Publication M1407, RG 233, Southern Claims Commission Disallowed Claims, 1871-1880, Report 6, Office 0155 to Report 6, Office 0156. Fiche #1919. (Winnie (Duncan) Ward; copy and transcription from Bonnie J. Sell 3/2001; MAD's extract)
      No. 22075, March 3, 1871, Petition of Winey Ward, Washington County, Arkansas, $160.00; Petition by Winey Ward, widow, resides at present in Washington Co. AR, for items taken by General Curtises order in the year 1862 soon after the Elk Horn Battle or Pea Ridge Battle and also one Rifle Gun: one horse, $150, one rifle gun $10, total $160. Petitioner resided in Fulton Co. AR at that time, Squire Ward decd. was original owner and Winey Ward his widow is present owner, that petitioner remained loyal, /s/ Winney Ward, wit. G.W.M. Reed (authorized to act as attorney) and A.J. Norris. Witnesses who may be relied upon: William Ward, George D. Miller, Reding Putmun, L.D. Stone, all of Fayetteville, AR; Henry A. Ward and Rachel E. Ward of Fayetteville, AR.
      Deposition 8 March 1874 of Mrs. Winnie Ward, age 63, residence Washington Co. AR, occupation housekeeper, born and raised in Virginia, lived about five miles south of Fayetteville, Washington Co. AR, from April 1, 1861, until Oct. 1861 when I moved to Fulton Co. AR, where I remained until about May 1863 when I moved to Rolla, Phillips Co. MO, where I stayed until Dec. 1863, when I moved to Warsaw, Benton Co. MO, where I stayed until after the war. When the war came up we lived on rented land. We also did in Fulton Co., at Rolla my son teamed it about the Post; at Warsaw we farmed it for a living on rented land. ... robbed of their possessions ... I fed any Federal Soldier ... any Union soldier ... I am a married woman, my husband was in Christian Co. MO when I last heard from him some 3 years ago, I have not lived with him for over 6 years, he owned the property charged for in my claim, I don't know if he is living, he left me saying that he was comeing right back (he went to move one of our sons to Springfield) but he never returned, we corresponded back and forth for three years but our last letters were returned from the dead letter office and I dont know what has become of him, and thats why his name ain't to the Claim. I have only four children living: Wm. R. Ward age now about 35, Benj. F. Ward 33, Henry A.C. Ward 22, Rachel E. Ward 20. ...
      Deposition by Miss Rachel E. Ward, age 20, residence with my Mother ... (about the taking of the horse). Deposition by Henry A.C. Ward, age 22, residence with my Mother, similar. Deposition by William R. Ward, age 35. Deposition by Alfred Skelton, age 34, not related. Deposition of George D. Miller, age 34, not related.
      Claim disallowed - horse was stolen, gun was destroyed.
      (MAD: Squire Ward mar. Winney Duncan 22 Sept. 1828 Washington Co. VA)

Formed 1829 from Clark
Montgomery formed 1842 from Hot Springs
Grant formed 1869 from Jefferson, Hot Springs, Saline
Garland formed 1873 from Montgomery, Hot Springs, Saline

1830-1870 Hot Springs Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed

Hot Spring Co. AR Direct & Indirect Deed Indexes, 1831-1877 (FHL Film 1,011,272; copied by CVD in SLC 4/30/2013)
      No Duncan grantor until 1877, not copied
      C-28: Duncan, B.S. from J.P. Buckner, Mort., Oct. 3, 1849, $90, NW SW 15-6-19

Hot Springs Co. AR Deed (Copied SLC 7/22/2014)
      C-28: Mortgage, Josephine P. Buckner of City of Little Rock, AR, to Benjamin S. Duncan of Clark Co. AR, for $400, 3 Oct. 1849; that on 29 Sept. 1849 for $90 paid and $110 to be paid by said Benjamin S. Duncan in 12 months for his promisory note with W.T.S. Barkman as security, I have sold to said Benjamin S. Duncan the tracts of land in Hot Spring Co. AR, viz, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.15 and SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.15 Twp.6S Range 19W; if payment of above note for $110 is paid by B.S. Duncan, then the above obligation to be void; /s/ Josephine P. Buckner. Wit. L.A. Whiteley. Filed 7 Nov. 1849. Recorded 8 Nov. 1849. (FHL film 1,011,273)

Formed 1825 from Independence, Fulton
Carroll formed 1833 from Izard
Van Buren formed 1833 from Independence, Conway, Izard
Marion formed 1836 from Izard
Fulton formed 1842 from Izard
Baxter formed 1873 from Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy
Stone formed 1873 from Izard, Independence, Searcy, Van Buren

1830-1850 Izard Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed
      (MAD: Townsend Duncan on 1815 & 1816 tax list of OLD Lawrence Co. MO, from "MO State Gen. Assn. Journal" Vol. XIII #3, Summer 1993, pg.162; Townsend Duncan and Marshall Duncan on 1820 delinquent personal tax list of Lawrence Co. AR; 1829 to 1833 personal tax lists of Izard Co. AR, d. 1836 Union Co. AR)

1860 Izard Co. AR Census Mill Creek Twp.
Pg.380, #355-355, W.D. SHEFFIELD 33 TN farmer $0-$250
                  R.A. (f) 29 TN
                  Eliza J. 8, Mary 6, John 1 TN
                  John A. DUNCAN 23 TN farmer $0-$0

1870 Izard Co. AR Census
Franklin Twp.
Pg.202, #23-23, DIVCAN?, Joseph 38 TN farmer $120-$200
                  Sarah E. 26 TN (ditto for birthplaces) keeping house
                  Jacob M. 11 TN at home
                  Sarah 9, Mary J. 6, Adaline 4 TN
                  Caroline 4/12 NC b.Feb.
                  HAREY, Sarah 62 NC (cannot read occupation)
                  (MAD: indexed as Joseph Duncan)

"Who's who in engineering" Volume 1, ed. by John William Leonard, Winfield Scott Downs, M.M. Lewis; pub. by John W. Leonard Corporation, 1922; (Google Books, orig. from The University of California; 9/13/2009)
      Pg.389: DUNKIN, Damon D., Guion, Ark.; res. Baxter Springs, Kan. Mining Engr; b. Albia, Ia., May 10, 1876, s. John M. and Ida A. (Haskell) DUNKIN; ancestors among first settlers of Mass. and Va.; ed. Independence (Mo.) High School, Woodland Coll., Independence, Mo., Univ. of Mo. School of Mines; Sigma Nu; m. Scranton, Pa., Aug. 10, 1910, Dorothy Julian Perry. Bookkeeper, credit man; engr, bridge dept, Ill. Central R.R. Co.; mine supt, Midnight Mining Co.; mine supt and chem. plant for E.E. Dwight; supt. Mosely Lead & Zinc Co.; prof. mining, Okla. School of Mines, five yrs; v.p., gen. mgr, McAlester Coal & Coke Co.; mgr, Coahuila Lead & Zinc Co.; mgr, Standard Zinc Lead Co.; pres. and mgr, Silica Products Co. Served in Spanish-American War. Mem. A.I.M.&M.E., Am. Mining Congress. Mason. Elk. Recreation: Fishing, hunting, automobile tours. Club: Carthage Country.
      (MAD: Guion, Izard Co. AR; Albia, Monroe Co. IA)

Formed 1871 from Pope, Franklin, Johnson, Scott, Yell

Logan Co. AR Probate Records, Southern District, Will Book A (FHL film 1,027,157 item 3)
      A-11: Belva, Ark., Dec. 5, 1896; will of R.L. Duncan of Scott Co. AR; my present wife Chartle T. Duncan to be sole exec.; to my former wife Mary Ann "(if now alive)" said to be living in the State of Texas and to my dau. Mary Jane Duncan (formerly, whatever it may be now, she --?? married in Texas) each $5, and to each of my sons David Hamilton Duncan and James Franklin Duncan $5; to my executrix the residue both personal and real for her life or at her death as she may choose to do; my executrix not required to give bond; wit. J.A. Kelly, J.A. Seurel, J.T. Walker; proved Logan Co. AR 26 Sept. 1904.
      (MAD: 1870 Scott Co. AR census; Mary Duncan and children in 1880 Erath Co. TX census; Robert L. Duncan, 4/10/1823 - 9/11/1904, and wife Chollollet, 11/23/1831 - 10/13/1905, bur. French Prairie Cemetery, Logan Co. AR; from pg.57, "AR Family Historian" by AR Gen. Society, Vol.6, 1968)

Formed 1836 from Izard
Searcy formed 1838 from Marion
Baxter formed 1873 from Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy

S.D.# 3, E.D.# 91, PAGE# 302, IMAGE 7 OF 21
      (KDC: 1900 Washington Co. AR, 1920 Los Angeles Co. CA)

Formed 1838 from Crittenden
Craighead formed 1859 from Mississippi, Greene, Poinsett

1840-1860 Mississippi Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed

1889 "Biographical and historical memoirs of northeast Arkansas : comprising a condensed history of the state, a number of biographies of distinguished citizens of the same, a brief descriptive history of each of the counties named herein, and numerous biographical sketches of the prominent citizens of such counties" Greene, Clay, Fulton, Craighead, Randolph, Mississippi, Poinsett, Independence, Sharp, Lawrence, Jackson and Izard Counties; by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.7 H2ba and film 928,094 item 1; and from Evelyn Sigler 9/1983)
      Pg.566: Mississippi Co. A daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Josiah F. Williams mar. Mr. John A. Dunkin, wholesale merchant in Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN.

Formed 1844 from Sevier
Sebastian formed 1851 from Scott, Polk, Crawford
Howard formed 1873 from Pike, Hempstead, Polk, Sevier

1850-1860 Polk Co. AR Census
      No Duncan

1870 Polk Co. AR Census (#433 & #286 also from Georgia Helderlein 10/1988, #421 also from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Fulton Twp.
Pg.295, #421-421, DUNCAN, James 69 SC farmer $450-$200
                  Narcissa J. 54 GA keeping house
                  Benjamin A. 16, Loranza D. (m) 10 GA
                  (MAD: 1850-1860 Baldwin Co. GA census)
Pg.295-6, #433-433, DUNAGAN, George 35 MS Farmer $100-$100
                  Nancy A. 35 MS K.H.
                  Margret A. 10 AR
                  Christofer C. 3 TX
                  Charles 1 AR
                  ROADS, Helen 8 AR
Sulphur Springs Twp.
Pg.310, #286-286, BIRRILL, John 35 IL farmer $500-$500
                  Christine E. (f) 35 TX keeping house
                  Martha M. 12, Mary A. 11 TX
                  William A. 9, Thomas J. 8 AR
                  Alfred 5, Charlotte 2 AR
                  Elisabeth A. 6/12 AR b. Nov.
                  Matilda 62 NY
                  DUNCAN, Wm. 16 MO BLACK
                  (MAD: have also copied as BIZZEL)
Pg.310, #287-287 SHADRICK, Jal. 50 NC & family
                  (MAD: the name had a dash before it which would indicate either "no last name" or "the same as above", but I think that Shadrick was the last name.)

Formed 1862 from Jackson, St. Francis
Part to Prairie Co. 1870-1880

1870 Woodruff Co. AR Census
Point Twp.
Pg.502, #150-138, DUNCAN, Edwin M. 31 TN farmer $0-$100
                  Mary 26 KY keeping house
                  John Calvin 12 AR farm laborer
                  William T. 9 TN
                  Mary L. 5 KY
                  Jessie E. (m) 1 TN
                  HACKNEY, Cathrine 30 KY domestic servant
                  Hezekiah (m) 20 KY farm laborer
                  GOFF, Thomas 19 AR farm laborer
White River Twp.
Pg.510, #81-78, COUCH, Archy (m) 30 AR BLACK farm laborer $0-$200
                  Minerva 30 GA BLACK farm laborer
                  Spot (m) 3 AR BLACK
                  DUNKIN, George 75 VA BLACK (blank) $6,000-$1,000
Pg.510, #82-79, GIBSON, Jerry 73 NC (white) farmer $6,000-$1,000
                  HARMAN, Annie 30 TN keeping house
                  Jones (m) 10, John 8 AR

Woodruff Co. AR loose probate papers (FHL film 1,021,426)
      Drawer 2, "D" names, Folio 38: J.D. Duncan; James D. Duncan died 8 Aug. 1872, no heirs known to the admin.; application 10 Aug. 1872 by J.F. Greer, sec. bond by E.J. Crocker, Joseph N. Besly. The estate included a cow, notes due estate. Nothing shown of disposition of money.


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