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Duncans in Sumter Co. FL


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

Last revised September 25, 2007

Formed 1853 from Marion
Lake Co. formed 1887 from Orange, Sumter


1860-1870 Sumter Co. FL Census
      No Duncan indexed


Sumter Co. FL Probate Record Indexes
      Index to estates 1856-1974 - no Duncan (FHL film 975,783 item 1)
      Index to probate records 1856-1974 - no Duncan (FHL film 975,783 item 2)


Sumter Co. FL General index to Circuit Court records, 1856-1933 (FHL film 975,782)
      Indexes to probate, marriage, homestead and other records - no Duncan


Sumter Co. FL Deeds; Indexes 1853-1926, Grantor v. A-K (FHL film 973,941); Grantee v.A-K (FHL film 973,943)
      A-109 (typed): 25 July 1857, Hiram Crenshaw to George W. Duncan, for $500, land described in receipt 1278, SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.18S Range 23E, 80 acres. Wit. William W. Caruthers, Josua Perry J.P. Release by Milly (X) Crenshaw, wife of Hiram. Recorded 23 Nov. 1857. (FHL film 973,945; land description as given, indexed as SW 1/4 NE 1/4)
      A-126: 5 Nov. 1856, Micajah (X) Crenshaw to Hiram Crenshaw of Sumter Co. FL, for $200, SE 1/4 NE 1/4 and NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.18S Range 23E, 77 acres; wit. N.J. Jordan, Stokely M. Brown. (no wife) (FHL film 973,945)
      A-209: 5 Aug. 1867, Hiram Crenshaw of Sumter Co. FL to Amilla Crenshaw, for love of his wife Amilla Crenshaw and $5, 1/3 of the undivided NE 1/4 SW 1/4 and NW 1/4 SE 1/4 and NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of NE 1/4, all Sec.18 Twp.18S Range 23E, 160 acres, for her separate use for her life and use of her children born hereafter, and plantation, tools, farm animals, etc.; wit. Richard M. Perry, William W. Caruthers. (FHL film 973,945)
      P-746: 11 March 1885, Hilery Roberts and Thomas H. Duncan of Sumter Co. FL to John W. Robertson of Bristol Co. MA, for $50, part of Lot 5 in Block 14 on S.side Griffin Ave. in town of Corant. Wit. James W. Speiaght, Saml. W. Teague. (FHL film 975,540)
      Q-603: Lancaster Co. SC; whereas George W. Duncan of Sumter Co. FL died sometime about the year 1864 or 1865, leaving a certain real estate - lands and some personal estate - in Sumter Co. FL which was divided among the heirs at law and distributees of his estate, and a parcel of land about 24 acres and some personalty was allotted to Mary Perry, wife of Richard S. Perry of Lancaster Co. SC, one of the heirs of said George W. Duncan, and that part was taken charge of by John S. Perry of Sumter Co. FL; and since that time, sometime during the present year, the said Mary Perry who was a sister of said George W. Duncan and one of his distributees, died leaving as her heirs her husband Richard S. Perry and her children Isabella Jane Crenshaw, Emily E. Caskey, Mary Crenshaw, Sarah Ann S. Perry, George W. Perry and James F. Perry, all of Lancaster Co. SC, who want to receive and dispose of their interest; now, we the said Richard S. Perry, Isabella Jane Crenshaw, Emily E. Caskey, Mary Crenshaw, Sarah Ann S. Perry, George W. Perry and James F. Perry, all of Lancaster Co. SC, appoint Hiram Crenshaw of Sumter Co. FL our attorney to collect and receive out of the personal estate of George W. Duncan, the part allotted to Mary Perry decd, and sell it. 27 June 1885. /s/ Richard S. Perry, G.W. Perry, J.F. Perry, Sallie S. Perry, Emily Caskey, Jane (X) Crenshaw, Mary (X) Crenshaw. Wit. W.T. Vanlandingham, G.L. Cauthen. (FHL film 975,541; Richard G. Perry in the body of the deed should probably be Richard S. Perry and should be rechecked; reference from James L. Fort) (MAD: ? see George Duncan in 1860 Marion Co. FL census)


Florida CSA Pension Application Files Index; Record Group 137, Series 587 (Internet address as of 6/25/2000)
      ... The first Confederate pensions in Florida were authorized in 1885 ... The pension application files include both veterans' and widows' applications interfiled, although approved and denied claims are filed separately. ... Confederate pensions were awarded to residents of Florida regardless of the state in which their service was rendered. The index is arranged by application file number and includes the veteran's name, his unit of service, state of service (if other than Florida), widow's first and maiden name, county from which the application was filed, and the earliest year of application.
      A04601, DUNCAN, Henry H., Alabama, Marian (Peet), Lake Co, 1907, 13 pgs (MAD: Henry H. Duncan mar. Maria Evans Pect 3/24/1880 in Sumter Co. FL; one Henry Holcomb Duncan was state legislator from Sumter Co. FL in late 1880's, to Sumter Co. from IL in 1870's, father of Carl Duncan who d. age 90 on Sunday bef. 7/25/1989, per obit in "The Lake [Co. FL] Sentinel" from Kit Smith 8/1989)


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