Some Duncan Families of Eastern Tennessee Before 1800


Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

July 1, 2000

Section IV - Jeremiah Duncan and His Descendants
Additional Information

Jeremiah Duncan, frequently spelled Dunkin, and his wife Rebecca are probably buried in the Crockett Cemetery, Cedar Grove Community of Pickett Co. TN; double fieldstone:
      J.D. 01 Mar. 1740 J. Dunkin Dec. January the 23, 1828
      R.D. 16 May 1750 R. Dunkin IX (9) April 1823
("Gone But Not Quite Forgotten, Pickett Co. [TN] Cemeteries" by Richard W. Pierce, sent by Bonnie A. Parker 8/1999. Pickett Co. TN was formed in 1879 from Overton and Fentress Counties)

Jeremiah's wife Rebecca is probably the daughter of George Hendry and Deborah Borden of Frederick Co. VA, whose wills are filed in Frederick Co. VA will books as follows:
            Wills Vol.4-5 1770-1794 (FHL film 31,349)
      Vol.4, pg.635 to 637 & later: Will of George Hendry of Frederick Co. VA, aged and weak, 18 Feb. 1782. That 100 acres of land lying at upper end of my land whereon Jeremiah Dunkin now lives at the well to be given to my wife Deborah Hendry and her heirs forever. If my wife should die first, the 100 acres to sold and the money equally divided between Mary Dunkin and young Rebecky Dunkin and Nancy Burdin and Mary Burdin and Betty Worly and Mary Worly. That Jery Dunkin shall have the place where he now lives four years rent free and after that four years more at 3 pounds five shillings in silver money for each year and that money to be given to Maryan Hennary and the said Jeremiah Dunkin is not allowed to clear more than 25 acres of land and to return the place in good repair. The plantation that I now live on to my wife Deborah Hendry and all rents for her life, that after her death the land which is 200 acres be sold if the two youngest sons is of age and if not the land is to be rented until they come of age and the rent equally divided between my four sons William Hendry and George Hendry and Abraham Hendry and Isaik Hendry. If any of my four sons die without issue then their part of the money should be equally divided between Betty Bensen?, Rebecah Dunkin, Nancy Worly and Mary Umfres. To my wife Deborah Hendry all my moveable estate forever, she paying to my son William Hendry 20 shillings silver money, Betty Bunsen? five shillings silver money, Rebecah Dunkin five shillings silver money, Nancy Worly five shillings silver money, and Mary Umfres five shillings silver money, they having had their part of the moveable estate. If I should outlive my wife that my moveable estate should be equally divided between George Hennary and Abraham Hennary and Isaik Hennary. (MAD: no mention of William Hennary). Whereas a certain Thomas Campbell, galer in Winchester, Frederick Co., and when I was in goal took advantage of my necessity and not being in my proper sences I signed a deed for the convaance (sic) of 360 acres land in this county, which land I make over my soul right claim unto my wife Deborah her heirs and assigns forever. That my four daughters, viz, Betty Burdin, Rebeckah Dunkin, Nancy Worly, Mary Umfres, if I should survive my wife, that they and their heirs should have the land equally divided between them. Appoint Deborah Hennary my wife executor, Thomas Fawcet and John Canter? execs, revoking all other wills. /s/ George Hendry. Wit. William Davis, John Field Nichols, John Nichols. Proved 1 Oct. 1782. (Personal Estate listed at bottom of page, probably continues onto next page.)
            Vol.6-7 1795-1804 (FHL film 31,350)
      Vol.6, pg.469 to 472: Will of Deborah Hendry of Frederick Co. VA, aged and weak; 24 Sept. 1796; the land containing 200 acres where I now live should be sold, and when the executors is paid for their trouble, the remainder of the money to be equally divided as follows: three parts of the money equally divided between my three sons William Hendry, Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry, and the fourth part that should have been my deceased son George Hendry's right to be equally divided between my four daughters Betty Borden, Rebeccah Duncan, Nancy Worley and Mary Umfries agreeable to the will of my husband George Hendry decd. That my burying ground or grave yard should not be sold but be kept for a burying place for me and my heirs forever; that the same quantity of land contained in my grave yard be taken off of my 100 acre tract adj. the before-mentioned 200 acres. The remainder of my 100 acres be sold, that is, the well, the buildings and plantations thereunto belonging. My son William Hendry should have five pound sterling out of the money, and the remainder, less the amount to the executors for their trouble, to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry and my two granddaughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley, equally divided between them. Whereas Captain Thomas Campbell Jaler in Winchester, Frederick Co., when my husband was in jail took advantage of his necessity and he not being in his proper sences he signed a deed for the conveyance of 360 acres, which land I give and bequeath all my right that my husband gave me to my two daughters Nancy Worley and Mary Umfres and my granddaughter Mary An Hendry to be equally divided between them. My two daughters Betty Burden and Rebeccah Dunkin should have but five shillings a piece out of my estate, they both being verry disobedient children. That Nancy Worley should have my saddle. That Mary Umfres should have my best gound, and all the rest of my waring aperrel is to be divided between Nancy Worley and her two daughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley. That I impowered my brother Joseph Borden to sew for a part of my father's moveable estate which I had not received, for which Joseph Borden is to have one half for his cost and trouble, the other half I give to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry. Debts, except for selling the land, be paid out of my moveables; to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry the remainder of my moveable estate. Appoint William Davis and Thomas Berey execs. Wit. John (X) Elkins, John Hathaway, Charles Forguson. Proved 2 July 1799.



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