Duncans in Pope Co. AR


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

Last revised Decmmber 9, 2011

Formed 1829 from Crawford
Johnson formed 1833 from Pope
Scott formed 1833 from Pulaski, Crawford, Pope
Yell formed 1840 from Pope, Scott
Logan formed 1871 from Pope, Franklin, Johnson, Scott, Yell


1830 Pope Co. AR Census (no Duncan)
Pg.170     Twitty Pace         1012,001   - 1110,01

1840 Pope Co. AR Census
Illinois Twp.
Pg.133(b)  Elisabeth DUNCAN    0100,1     - 3100,1
             (MAD: Eliza Duncan mar. Richard Ennes 10/24/1841)
Pg.208     Isaac CONLY         2000,1     - 0000,1
Pg.208     Wm. FOSTER          0000,0001  - 0000,0001

1850 Pope Co. AR Census
Pg.287, #643-643, Henry PARKER 68 SC farmer $0
                  John L. 18, Wilson J. (m) 16 IL
                  George W. 14 AR
                  Isaac CONNELLY 30 TN
                  Sarah 32 SC
                  Henry M. 12, James J?. 8 AR
                  Hester J. (f) 4, Rachel A. 1 AR
Pg.287, #648, William FASTER 66 NC farmer $160
                  Charlotte 55 NC
                  Francis M. DUNCAN (m) 18, Rachel 17 IL
                  Louisa 12 AR
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Newton Co. AR census)

1860 Pope Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Pope Co. AR Census
Gally Rock Twp.
Pg.349, #355-366, COONFIELD, William 54 KY carpenter $2000-$500
                  Mary 27 AR keeping house
                  RENFOUR?, General (m) 8 AR at home
                  HARIS, Joseph 5 AR at home
                  Sarah Jane 3 AR at home
                  RICHARDSON, John 21 AR labourer
                  Harriet 25 AR at home
                  PRICE, Daniel 35 IRE labourer, parents of foreign birth
                  BURNINGHAM, Thomas 30 IRE labourer, parents of foreign birth
                  DREYER, William 25 IRE labourer, parents of foreign birth
                  GRINNS?, ---- (m) 40 IRE labourer, parents of foreign birth
                  PONDER, Edmund 25 GA labourer
                  KELLY, ---- (m) 40 IRE labourer, parents of foreign birth
                  KELLY, ---- (m) 30 IRE labourer, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, ---- (m) 40 IRE labourer, parents of foreign birth


Pope Co. AR Deed Indexes (FHL Film 1,026,719; SLC 6/1/2011; copied by CVD)
   Index to deeds - v. 1-2 1830-1882
      A-139, Duncan, John, to John J. Morse, filed 9/2/1834, dated 8/13/1834, P. Atty

Pope Co. AR Deed (FHL film 1,026,722; SLC 10/3/2011; spelling varies)
      A-139: I, John (blank) of Crawford County and Territory of Arkansas have this day appointed John J. Morse of Pope County and Territory aforesaid my true and lawful attorney in act and deed to demand take or sue for possession of the premises in the north? west fractional quarter of Section 20, Township seven north Range 20 west, north of the Arkansas River being the same on which Jos. Brierly and George Dillam now reside and now hold by forcible detainer and to sue said Brierly for damages done said plains? as though done by me in person and he is further empowered to take? or rent out said fence and fery? with all appurtenances thereunto belonging to the best advantage. Witness my hand this 3rd May 1834. /s/ John "Dunan." Teste E.A. Cunningham. Acknowledged before me a justice within the county of Crawford and Ark. Ter. this the 13 of Aug. 1834. /s/ Job W. Spuding, J.P. (MAD & DDD: indexed as John Duncan grantor, recorded Sept. 2, 1834) (FHL film 1,026,722; SLC 10/3/2011; extracted by MAD and Dean D. Duncan)

HISTORIES before 1923

1908 "Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas" by Josiah H. Shinn (FHL book 976.7 H2s and films 1,004,960 item 2 and 934,822 item 1)
      Pg.142: Pope County. The other officers selected to manage the affairs of this new born county were Twitty Pace, clerk, .... These officials held office during the years 1829 and 1830.
      (MAD: one Twitty Pace mar. Susannah Duncan 4/2/1810 in Warren Co. KY, bondsman Prior Duncan, consent by her father Joseph Duncan wit. by Prior Duncan and Ashlok Duncan; said to have moved to Morgan Co. AL, then Pope Co. AR in late 1820's.)

1890 "Biographical and historical memoirs of eastern 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" White, Woodruff, Cross, Ciittenden, St. Francis, Monroe, Lee, Arkansas, Prairie, and Phillips counties; by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.7 H2bhm and film 934,823 item 3, and from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983 and Kit Smith 8/1983)
      Pg.155, White Co.: T.A. DUNCAN, farmer, b. Jackson Co. AL 1830, oldest of eight children of Jesse and Nancy E. (White) Duncan who were born in TN. The father [Jesse] reared at Nashville [Davidson Co.] and mother near Winchester, married in TN. Moved shortly after marriage to Alabama, was a millwright, he d. 1884, his wife d. 1883. Children: T.A. of White Co. AR; W.R. of TX; James H. of AL; J.C., married, of Kansas; Mary, Mrs. Selby, living near Iuka, [Tishomingo Co.] MS; Elizabeth of Iuka, MS.
      T.A. Duncan married Jan. 1849 to S.B. Pace in AL, was in Confederate Army, Berry's Artillery; prisoner; 1865 paroled and returned to Jackson Co. AL; in 1872 moved to White Co. AR; Democrat. Mrs. Duncan's parents, Wm. and Elizabeth (Wininger) Pace, VA to AL 1827. Wm. Pace d. 1870, Eliz. d. 1871.
      Children of T.A. Duncan: William F.; Cassie, mar. A.J. Holleman, d. 1885 at 28; B.E.; J.J., married and living in Cleburne Co.; Minta, mar. A.J. Holleman after Cassie died, of White Co.; Nancy (Mrs. J.F. Lawrence); C.A. married F.W. Raney; and Mila and Jo still at home.


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