Duncans in Baldwin Co. GA


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

Last revised September 17, 2003

Formed 1803 from Creek Indian Lands
Putnam formed 1807 from Baldwin
Jones formed 1807 from Baldwin, Bibb, Putnam
Jasper formed 1807 from Baldwin, changed from Randolph 1812
Morgan formed 1807 from Baldwin, Jasper


1820 Baldwin Co. GA Census
Pg.36  Hyram M. Duncan    000010        - 20100

1830 Baldwin Co. GA Census Pg.36 Henry Duncan 2001,5100,01 - 0000,1 (MAD: Henry Duncan on Grand Jury 1/1835; Walter Duncan on grand jury 7/1836; from "GA Gen. Magazine" #15-18, 1965; MAD: Henry age 30-40, James Sr. age 70-80) Pg.39 James Duncan 0001,1 - 0001 1840 Baldwin Co. GA Census Milledgeville Pg.47 James Duncan 1001,11 - 1000,1001

1850 Baldwin Co. GA Census
City of Milledgeville
Pg.95, #119, James DUNCAN 49 GA merchant
                  Narcissa 34 GA
                  Marianne 19, James M. 13 GA
                  Sarah 5, William 2 GA
                  John KENNEY 23 GA clerk
                  (MAD: James Duncan mar. Narcissa Patillo 4/1/1830; 1870 Polk Co. AR census)
Pg.96, #137, Isaac NEWELL 39 CT merchant & farmer $16,000
                  Parmelia 44 GA
                  Isaac 18, Walker 17, Joseph 15 GA
                  Pamelia 9, Thomas 12 GA
                  (MAD: Isaac Newell mar. Permulia Duncan 3/6/1827 Putnam Co. GA)
Exclusion of Milledgeville
Pg.115, #394, Eudecia FORD 57 GA hotel
                  John W. DUNCAN 28 Scotland student

1860 Baldwin Co. GA Census
P.O. Milledgeville
Pg.130, #12-12, James DUNCAN 57 SC merchant $1050-$3000
                  Narcissa J. 43 GA
                  Sarah A. 15, William T?. 12 GA
                  Benjamin A. 6, Lorenzo L. 9/12 GA
                  John CASTLEBERRY 17 GA common laborer $15-0
P.O. Scottsboro
Pg.176, #362-340, Walker DUNCAN 48 GA planter $5000-$16000 (alone)
                  (MAD: 1850 Meriwether Co. GA census; son of Matthew Duncan & Sarah Napier)

1870 Baldwin Co. GA Census
Milledgeville P.O.
Pg.189, #887-882, BEAL, George C. 24 GA (white) planter $10,000-$5,000
                  Mattie 22 SC keeping house
                  Mamie (f) 9/12 GA b.Sept.
                  DUNCAN, George W. 18 SC (white) at school
Pg.191, #930-925, DUNCAN, Walker 60 GA (white) farmer $1400-$770 (alone)
Scottsboro Dist.
Pg.254, #663-658, SEYMOUR, Wm. D. 31 GA (white) school teacher $0-$0
                  Matilda 20 GA keeping house
                  BEALER, Rebecca 46 KY (white) keeping house
                  Lewis (m) 14 KY at school
                  RAHN, Ida (f) 17 GA (white) at school
                  Kenan (m) 23 GA school teacher
                  ADAMS, Robert 18 GA (white) at school
                  YOUNG, Robert 18 GA (white) at school
                  DUNCAN, George 17 GA (white) at school
                  MAXWELL, Donald 14 GA (white) at school
Pg.258, #1570-1565, Georgia Lunatic Asylum (starts pg.257) (inmates)
                  DUNCAN, Robert 49 AL (white)


Baldwin Co. GA Abstract of Marriages 1806-1874 (FHL film 415,153)
      1808-1820 - no Duncan
      1821-1842 - (from other sources)
            Hinton Duncan to Lucinda A. Poole, Nov. 24, 1829 (MAD: 1830 Twiggs Co. GA; 1840 Jones Co. GA; 1850 Cass Co. TX)
            James Duncan to Narcissa Patillo, Apr. 1, 1830
            John Duncan to Mrs. Ann Thornton, Oct. 6, 1825
      Vol.B, 1835-1852 - no Duncan
      Vol.C, 1852-1869:
            John W. Duncan to Mary Elizabeth Fort, Jan. 13, 1857 by Samuel E. Talmage, MG, C-85 (pg.13) (MAD: 1860 Fulton Co. GA census)
            H.J. Dickinson to Mrs. Emma J. Duncan, Feb. 2, 1864, by H.A. Robinson, MG, C-211 (pg.30)
      Vol.D, 1869-1874 - no Duncan groom; no James Turner
            (MAD: looking for Antoinette Duncan b.1841 GA, dau. of James Duncan b.NC, mar. ca 1861 or 1871 GA, Mrs. L.A. mar. 2nd 1875 Navarro Co. TX to Capress H. Hart; she could be Lucretia A. Duncan, dau. of James d. 1860 Taylor Co. GA; see also Hart/Elbert Co. GA)


GA Land Lotteries; Baldwin Co. GA
      Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
      Duncan, Elizabeth, Widow, 1807, of Hardwick's Militia Dist., Jefferson Co., drew lot #216 in Dist.6, Baldwin Co. (MAD: Dist.6 was later mostly Jones Co.)
      Duncan, Walker, 1832, of 320th Militia Dist., Baldwin Co., drew land lot in Dist.11 Sec.2, Gilmer Co.
      Thornton, Henry, 1820, of Marshall's Dist., Baldwin Co., drew lot #373 in Dist.1, Appling Co. (MAD: no Henry Thornton in Early Co.; John Dunkin, owner, of Harris Co. GA, sold lot #56 in 15th Dist.of Early Co.)

Baldwin Co. GA Deed Indexes 1861-1936; No earlier deeds
   Grantors, pg.D-34 (FHL film 423,203)
      S-339: 1887, Walker Duncan to Joe Lee al, 25 acres, pt. Orme Place, Fishing Creek
      Mtg.A-181: 1867, Walker Duncan to Megrath & Patterson, 400 acres Scottsboro Dist.
      T-766: 1890, Walker Duncan est. by exor al to L.N. Callaway, 460 acres adj. Dr. Hall & Wm. Harper
      (next 1904)
   Grantees, pg.D-24 (FHL film 423,205)
      N-377: 1871, A.A. Orme to Walker Duncan, 129-1/2 acres adj. Brown & Keel, Davis Place.
      (next 1899)


Baldwin Co. GA Records, 1832-1841 Inferior Court Docket (FHL film 847,858)
      Pg.11: Est. James Duncan Sr. Adm. letters granted 14 May 1834; appraisement returned 7 July 1834.
            (MAD: Admin. Bond 5/14/1834 in Letters of Admin. Book 1832-1852, shows James Duncan Sr. decd., admin. James Duncan Jr.; from "GA Intestate Records" by Jeannette Holland Austin, 1986, FHL book 975.8 P28a)
            (MAD: Obituary, 2/19/1834, "The Journal" of Milledgeville: Died very suddenly this place Monday last, Mr. James Duncan, aged 82 years and 13 days. Mr. Duncan was a native of VA but lately resided principally in GA. He entered the army at the commencement and served to the end of the Rev. War. His remains were yesterday interred here with military honors. From Kirby Watkins 1/1980)
            (MAD: one Lt. James Duncan, Rev. Sol., registered for lottery, no date; from "Baldwin Co. GA Wills, Marriages, Lottery Registrants" by [Frances?] Wynd, no date; FHL book 975.8573 P2b. James Duncan of Oglethorpe Co. GA 1805, Rev. Sol., died Baldwin 1834; from "Family Heads 1805 GA" by Joseph T. Maddox; from Evelyn Sigler 3/1983)
            (MAD: one James "Dunklin" surrendered Certificate #643 dated 3/1/[18?]17 issued to Thomas Cunning, paid $319, on list of Milledgeville [Baldwin Co.] GA active and forfeited stock, 1815-1835; from "Old Montgomery [AL] Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1834-1869" by Marilyn Davis Barefield; FHL book 976.1 R2bam)

Baldwin Co. GA Records (FHL film 847,858)
      1841-1873 Inferior Court Docket: No Duncan
      1808-1827 Ordinary, Sales Book D: No Duncan

Baldwin Co. Inferior Court Minutes (FHL film 423,186)
      Minutes 1808-1813 - no index found
      Minutes 1814-1830 - no Duncan
      Minutes 1830-1854 - no index


Jones Co. GA Deed
      A-439: Jefferson Co. GA, 4 Dec. 1808, Peter Hawthorn, planter of Jefferson Co., to John McBride, schoolmaster of same, $200, 202-1/2 acres lot #216 in 6th Dist. of Baldwin; /s/ Elizabeth Duncan formerly now Elizabeth (X) Hawthorn, Peter (X) Hawthorn; wit. Alexand. Whighem, James Rogers; Jefferson Co. GA, James Rogers swore that he saw Peter Hawthorn and Elizabeth his wife sign the within deed & that he saw Alexander Whigham assign as a witness; sworn before John Vining JP, 7 March 1809; rec. 25 Oct. 1809. (from pg.110-111, Vol.5, "Some GA County Records" by Silas Emmett Lucas; FHL book 975.8 N2L) (MAD: Elizabeth Duncan, wid., of Hardwick's Militia District, Jefferson Co. GA, drew Lot #216 in Dist.6, Baldwin Co., in the 1807 GA Land Lottery; District 6 was later mostly in Jones Co. GA)

Campbell Co. GA Deeds
      A-180: Lincoln Co. GA. 22 Feb. 1831, William Glass of afsd. to Henry Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA, for $25, 202.5 acres, lot #123, Dist.1, originally Carroll now Campbell Co. GA; wit. Samuel Glaze, Asa Glaze, Dennis Paschael JP. (FHL film 401,778)
      A-211: Campbell Co. GA. 16 Oct. 1832, Elijah Bearden of Campbell Co. appoints Thomas Kruan? of Baldwin Co. his lawful attorney to make good and sufficient title to Gibson Clark for $50 paid, all right, title, and interest held in and to four draws in the combined lottery of the Cherokee lands, being two draws in the lottery and two draws in the gold region; wit. Joseph Bradberry, JP, Evan Brown. (FHL film 401,778) (MAD: name given as Thomas Duncan in another source, but name does not start with "D")
      A-456: Campbell Co. GA. 19 Nov. 1835. Sheriff Wesley Camp seized and levied upon a parcel of land, the property of Henry Duncan, by virtue of a Firi Facias from the Superior Court of Baldwin Co. in the matter of Wiley Parrish v. Henry Duncan. At public outcry, Pryer Wright of Baldwin Co. was the highest bidder at the sale on 1st Tuesday of Sept. last at $10 for 202.5 acres, Lot #123, Dist.1, Carroll now Campbell Co. GA; wit. Charles Carter, Benjamin T. Watkins, JP. Rec. 20 Jan. 1836. (FHL film 401,778)

Carroll Co. GA Deeds
      A-59: Baldwin Co., 23 May 1827, James Duncan of Baldwin Co. to George M. Lavender of Cherokee Nation, $84, lot #266 in 6th Dist. Carroll Co., 202-1/2 acres drawn by Thomas C. Edwards; wit. J.S. Rinner, John Robinson, J.T. Cushing JP; rec. 2 Sept. 1828. (from pg.7, "Carroll Co. GA Abstract of Deed Book A&B, 1827-1836" Vol.I, by Mary Florence Arthur Word; FHL book 975.839 R2w)
      B-129: Baldwin Co., 1 Oct. 1831, George W. King to Jeremiah Chastain of Habersham Co., $300, lot #213 in 6th Dist. Carroll Co., 202-1/2 acres drawn by William L.B. Denmond of Washington Co.; wit. Thos. Rott, B.P. Stubbs JP, John Duncan; rec. 19 Dec. 1831. (FHL film 341,944, transcribed book)

Emanuel Co. GA Deed (FHL film 222,726)
      E-50: 4 August 1851, Charles D. Williams attorney for James Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA, to Philalapes (sic) H. Loud of Montgomery Co. GA, $300, 971-5/10 acres adj. Ephraim Phillips, Thet. W.W. Mason, R.H. Freeman, per plat and grant to said Duncan 30 May 1848; rec. 20 Dec. 1856.

Harris Co. GA Deeds
      A-79: 21 July 1828, Thos. (x) Mewborn of DeKalb Co. GA to John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA, $500, lot 285 in 17th Dist. formerly Muscogee now Harris Co. Wit. Few Gordon, John S. Anderson J.P. (FHL film 327,503)
      A-185: 22 Oct. 1828, John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA to Leonard H. Gholston (sic) of Harris Co., $130, N 1/2 lot 285 in 17th (19th?) Dist., 101-1/4 acres. Wit. Overton Harris Arnold, George R. Chatham JP. (FHL film 327,503)
      A-251 (1st): 23 May 1829, Abraham Littlejohn of Habersham Co. to John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA, $618, lot 76 in 21st Dist., 202-1/2 acres. (FHL film 327,503)
      A-251 (2nd): 3 Jan. 1828, Phillip A. Clayton of Baldwin Co. GA to John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA, $600, lot 112 in 21st Dist., 202-1/2 acres. (FHL film 327,503)
      A-252: 9 May 1828, John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA to Archabald Gray, $114, lot 112 in 21st Dist., 202-1/2 acres. (FHL film 327,503)
      A-392: 28 March 1829, John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA to John J. Harper of Harris Co. GA, $700, lot #43 in 21st Dist. formerly Muscogee now Harris Co.; wit. Maria A. Lowe, Henry H. Lowe. (FHL film 327,503)
      A-564: 20 Sept. 1828, Evan Pearson of Habersham Co. GA and John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA to Lewis Dowdell of Jasper Co. GA, $1200, lot #46 in 21st Dist., 202-1/2 acres. Wit. John Raney, Edward Price JP. (FHL film 327,503)
      B-579: 22 Oct. 1827, William S. Harris of Gwinnett Co. GA to John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA, $500, lot #83 in 21st Dist., 202-1/2 acres; wit. Wiley Patry?, Saml. L. Wilson JP. (FHL film 327,054)

Jasper Co. GA Deeds
      3-393: 26 Jan. 1811, Mathew Duncan of Randolph Co. GA to Moses Brooks, $125, 32-1/4 acres, part of lot 145 in 18th Dist., Baldwin now Randolph Co., on waters of the Alcossahatche, granted to Mathew Duncan. Wit. Lewis McLean, Janes? (X) Brooks. (FHL film 158,494)
      4-104: 22 Feb. 1811, Mathew Dunkin and Jesse Evans to Radford Ellis, all Randolph Co. GA, $400, 202-1/2 acres, lot 126 bounded by lots 121, 125, 141, 127, drawn in the late lottery by William Reeves of Pinkston's districk of Hankock Co. Wit. Richard Echols, James Stanley. (FHL film 158,494)
      7-102: 23 Nov. 1815, Writ of firi facias in Superior Court, Randolph now Jasper Co., Harmon Runnel, Peter Randolph and Robert McGowen plaintiffs vs. Mathew Duncan and Jesse Evans defendants, to seize 3 surveys to sell; sold Sept. 1815 to Stokely Morgan, the highest bidder, $20, lots 141, 142 and 144 in 18th Dist. of Baldwin now Jasper Co., 260 acres. (FHL film 158,496)
      7-235: 27 Jan. 1815, George Rogers to James Duncan, both Jasper Co. GA, $325, 1/2 lot 134 in 18th Dist., formerly Baldwin now Jasper Co., the half adj. the widow Gilcaty's land. Wit. Zachariah Faulkner, James Woodruff, David McCray?. (FHL film 158,496)
      B-90: 31 Dec. 1818, writ out of treasury office, Baldwin Co. GA, in favor of the State of GA against Jesse Evans and his security Mathew Duncan, John Evans, Stokeley Morgan and Allen McClendon; sheriff seized land and sold in 2 Sept. 1817, Stokeley Morgan was the highest bidder, $300, lot 145 of 197-1/2 acres and lot 144 of 37 acres in 18th Dist. on Alcocea River. (FHL film 158,498)

Jones Co. GA Deed (FHL film 470,018)
      P-515 (3rd): 28 Dec. 1836 (1836 in numbers, "thirty" written without a "six"), Elizabeth McBride for love of Thomas Jefferson Duncan and Henry R. Duncan, all my interest as widow of John McBride decd. in 3 lots, viz, one in Dooly Co. #42 in 16th Dist., one in Screven Co. known as Screven City, and one in Baldwin Co. known as #33 adj. D.B. Hill, M. Cone and others; wit. R.J. France, P.P. Jarrette; rec. Dec. 20, 1837. (indexed dates 12/28/1836, rec. 12/20/1837)

Meriwether Co. GA Deed (FHL film 327,700)
      B-29: 12 Jan. 1831, Hinton Duncan and Thos. V. Miller of Baldwin Co. GA to David B. Scott of Harris Co. GA, $225, 202-1/2 acres, lot 137 in 2nd Dist. orig. Troup now Meriwether Co. Wit. Laban C. Pool, W.W. Pool JP.

Monroe Co. GA Deeds 1822-1893; Superior Court, privately owned
      A-4: 13 May 1822, Keaton (X) Upchurch of Greene Co. GA to John Duncan of Jones Co. GA, $250, Lot #46, 202-1/2 acres in 13th Dist., Monroe Co. GA. Wit. Isham Weathing?, H.P. Malony. (FHL film 164,136)
      F-24: 29 May 1827, John Duncan of Baldwin Co. GA to Samuel Terintine? of Baldwin Co., $450, Lot #46, 202-1/2 acres in 13th Dist. except 2-1/2 acres in corner where it joins lot 45 and 52. Wit. James Perry, John Bozeman. (FHL film 164,138)

Talbot Co. GA Deeds
      B-37: 4 Nov. 1829, Jared Denard of Twiggs Co. GA to John Duncan of Harris Co., $500, 202-1/2 acres in 24th Dist. of Talbot Co., Lot #45, drawn by Isham Dinkins and granted 12 June 1827. Wit. Henry Duncan, J.T. Cushing JP of Baldwin Co. (FHL film 249,425)
      B-38: 10 Nov. 1829, John Duncan of Harris Co. to James Mosley of Talbot Co., $400, land in B-37. Wit. John Gay, Jno. Sims; rec. on oath of John Sims 6 July 1830. (FHL film 249,425)
      C-644: 16 Dec. 1828, John Duncan of Baldwin Co. to Norton B. Powell of Jasper Co., $300, 202-1/2 acres in 22nd Dist. then Muscogee, lot 10 drawn by Luke Mewborn. Wit. John Baldwin, James Both?. (FHL film 249,426)
      C-645: 16 Dec. 1828, George D. King of Baldwin Co. to John Duncan of Baldwin Co., $300, lot 10 above. Wit. John C. Kinady?, Chas. J. Paine?. Rec. 5 March 1836. (FHL film 249,426)

Wilkinson Co. GA Deed (FHL film 1,738,238 item 9)
      A-259/60: 20 Sept. 1852; Whereas the Ordinary of Baldwin Co. on 5 July 1852 per application of James Duncan, admin. of Littleton Patillo decd, ordered sale of real estate of said decd; after legal notice in "Southern Recorder," sold on 7 Sept. 1852 to highest bidder Isaac Newall for $225, lot in Wilkinson Co. #132 in 5th Dist., 202-1/2 acres, owned by Little Berry Patillo decd; this a deed for the lot; wit. W?.T. Conn, S.B. Brown JP.

Pontotoc Co. MS Deeds
      9-338: Baldwin Co. GA, 8 April 1853, James Duncan to Thomas Humphries, both of county & state afsd, $750, S 1/2 Sec.1 T9 R1E and SW 1/4 Sec.9 T9 R1E and 110 acres of SE 1/4 Sec.9 T9 R1E, all in Pontotoc Co. MS; wit. Creed A. Ingram, S.B. Brown JP; appeared before John Duncan, acting JP, Creed A. Ingram who saw James Duncan sign the deed. (FHL film 897,526)
      14-769: Baldwin Co. GA, 13 Aug. 1860, Thomas Humphries of Baldwin Co. GA to James Duncan of same, $200, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.9 T9 R1E, 80 acres more or less; wit. John R. Roberts, Samuel B. Brown JP. (FHL film 895,465)
      15-93: 20 Sept. 1860, James Duncan to Nathan G. Parke, said Duncan having his residence at this time in the state of GA, for $400, NE 1/4 Sec.9 T9 R5E, 160 acres; no wit; James Duncan ack. in Pontotoc Co. MS. (FHL film 895,466)


"Georgia's Roster of the Revolution" by Lucian Lamar Knight, 1920 (FHL film 547,588)
      Pg.436: GA Revolutionary Pensioners. Compiled by Miss Helen M. Prescott, from the Report of the Society of War in Relation to the Pension Establishment of the US. ... 1835. Figures refer to pages of the GA list.
       Duncan, James, Baldwin County . . . 11 (pg.438)

"List of private claims presented to the House of Representatives of the US from the 1st to the 31st Congress, inclusive" (pgs.552-3, from Joe Hammond 8/1984)
      Name of Claimants; nature or object of the claim; congress; session; how brought before the House of Rep.; Page of journal; to what committee of the House referred; No. or date of the report; nature of the report; No. of the bill; how disposed of by the House of Reps.; how disposed of by the Senate; Date of the act of Congress and remarks.
      Duncan, James (Ga.); Revolutionary pension; 21st; 2nd; Petition; pg.38; Military Pensions Committee (other columns blank)

JAMES DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-37901, PA, NC, GA (MS) (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863)
      Applied 19 Nov. 1827, age 74-5? in Feb. 1827, in Baldwin Co. GA; enlisted in 1776 for 2 years at Pittsburg [Allegheny Co.] (PA) under Capt. Andrew Waggoner, Col. James Wood; witnesses Benjamin Gilbert of Putnam Co. GA who served with James, Wm. Y?. Hansell of GA.
      Statement of James Duncan, son of James, 22 Jan. 1850; that James Sr. lived in Baldwin Co. GA 4-5 years before his death, before that he lived in NC; James Sr. d. 17 Feb. 1834 in Baldwin Co. GA, leaving no widow and only 4 children heard of in 4-5 years: James, John, Jane Harris, Edy Neely. Eady Nealy of Jasper Co. MS on 16 June 1851; John Duncan and Jane Harris of Pontotoc Co. MS on 26 July 1852; James Duncan Jr. still living 26 July 1852.
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