Duncans in Dawson Co. GA


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

Last revised November 21, 2001

Formed 1857 from Lumpkin, Gilmer


1860 Dawson Co. GA Census
Savannah Dist.
Pg.65, #302, Mary MARTIN 26 GA
                  Richard 2 GA
                  William DUNCAN 17 GA farm laborer
                  Martha 22 GA (not mar.in year)
Pg.88, #10-10, Franklin B. DUNCAN 38 SC farmer $1500-$400
                  Loucinda P. 35 GA
                  Mary E. 15, James D. 10 GA
                  Louisa 9, Burrell? F. (m) 1 GA
                  Mary Jane ROBINSON 15 GA
                  John E. 12, Peter 9, Derinda (f) 6 GA
                  Loucinda 5 GA
                  (MAD: 1850 Lumpkin Co. GA census; Franklin B. Duncan mar. Lucinda P. Robinson 11/15/1858 Lumpkin Co. GA; Mary E. Duncan mar. Jerome B. Gaines, 4/4/1869; one Rebecca L. Duncan mar. W.W. Hendrix, 5/27/1869)

1870 Dawson Co. GA Census (& from Denzil Mauldin 1984)
Dawsonville, Barrett's Dist.
Pg.548, #500-486, DUNCAN, Mary 36 GA farmer $40-$100
                  Jackson 12, Daniel 8, Easther 6 GA
Pg.552, #728-712, DUNCAN, Francis (m) 48 SC farmer $650-$700
                  Lucinda P. 48 GA
                  Peter 20, Lucinda 16, Burrell 12 GA
                  Thomas 10, Susanna 5 GA
                  (MAD: definitely Francis, not Franklin; one B.F. Duncan mar. Martha A. Byers 11/15/1877; one T.P. Duncan mar. Mary A. Robertson 8/3/1878)
Pg.552, #729-713, GREEN, William 85 GA farm laborer
                  Mary 58 GA
Pg.552, #730-714, DUNCAN, James 21 GA farm laborer $0-$0
                  Nancy 16 GA
                  Emily 7/12 GA b.Dec.
                  (MAD: James D. Duncan mar. Nancy A. Taylor 10/8/1868)


Dawson Co. GA Probate Records, Wills, admin. & guardian bonds vol.B, 1857-1896 (FHL film 288,156)
      No index


GA Land Lotteries; Dawson Co. GA
      Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
      Dunkin, Peter Jr., 1832, of Shearers Militia Dist., Coweta Co., drew gold lot #720 in Dist.5, Sec.1, Cherokee Purchase (MAD: later Lumpkin or Dawson Co.)

Dawson Co. GA Deeds & Mortgages; index, vol.1, 1858-1897 (FHL film 288,136)
      A-233, Raymond Sanford to B.F. Duncan, filed 8/9/1857
      A-583, F.B. Duncan to John E. Rives, filed 9/3/1863
      A-658, John E. Rives to F.B. Duncan, filed 3/6/1865
      A-660, Moses C. Cannon to F.B. Duncan, filed 3/6/1865
      A-660, Daniel Brice to F.B. Duncan, filed 3/6/1865
      Next grantor and grantee deeds 1887, not copied

Dawson Co. GA Deeds (FHL film 288,137)
      A-233: 13 Dec. 1850, Raymond Sanford to Franklin B. Duncan, both of Lumpkin Co. GA, $125, lots in 13th Dist., in South half of 1st Sec. of said County, being lots 277 and 321, both containing 80 acres; wit. T.H. Sanford, J.R. Boone; reg. on oath of wit. Truman H. Sanford on 16 Oct. 1858.
      A-583, 22 Oct. 1862, F.B. Dunkin of Dawson Co. GA to Jno. E. Rives of Hall Co. GA, $350, land in South half Dist. 13, 1st Section, formerly Cherokee now Dawson Co., composed of three 40 acre lots #276, #277, #321, containing 120 acres; wit. Peter Robertson, Sarah J. Rives; reg. on oath of wit. Peter Robertson 9 Feb. 1863.
      A-658: 1 March 1865, Jno. E. Rives of Hall Co. GA to Burwell F. Duncan and Thomas F. Duncan, grandsons of said Jno. E. Rives, of Dawson Co. GA, for love and $5, two lots #322 and #323 in South half of 13th Dist., 1st Sec., 40 acres each, making 80 acres, except that Lucinda P. Dunkin is to have possession for life; wit. Osburn Manning, Peter Robertson. (MAD: Franklin B. Duncan mar. "Miss" Lucinda P. Robinson in 11/15/1858 Lumpkin Co. GA, had Robinson children in household in 1860 census)
      A-659: 1 March 1865, Jno. E. Rives of Hall Co. GA to William A. Crawford, grandson in law, of Dawson Co. GA, for love and $5, lot 276 in 13th Dist. South half of 1st Sec. (MAD: no life estate mentioned); wit. Osburn Manning, Franklin B. Duncan.
      A-660 (1st): 13 March 1860, Moses C. Cannon of Dawson Co. GA to Franklin B. Duncan of same, $430, lots in 13th Dist., #263, #274, and #275, total 120 acres; wit. Daniel Brice, James Cantrell JP.
      A-660 (2nd): 13 March 1860, Daniel Brice to Franklin B. Duncan, both Dawson Co. GA, $200, land in 13th Dist. South half 1st Sec., lot #262; wit. Moses C. Cannon, James Cantrell.


GA Confederate Soldiers Pensions; Index - Dobson, W.P. to Ellington, Allen J. (FHL film 1,493,057)
      MAD: The Pension records themselves are alphabetic within the county. The index is small 3x5 cards preprinted with "Name:" and "Service:" and "Res.:" and "Remarks"; also looked at any Dunan and Dunk.. names listed; cards include witnesses for other confederate soldiers.
      Information in FHL Catalog: Confederate soldiers received pensions for military service beginning in 1879; law changed 1891 to include widows; cards in this record for the witnesses of these soldiers & widows attesting to service of each soldier; alphabetical by name of pensioner, included on card are notations concerning county of residence, unit designation, and husband's name in the case of widow cards.
      J.D. Duncan, Capt. Findley's Co. Major McClure's Regt, application in Dawson Co. GA
      J.D. Duncan (MAD: company not given), witness for Mrs. Mary E. Robertson, Dawson Co. GA


Biographical Questionnaires in GA Dept. of Archives & History, alphabetically arranged, incl. biographies of those who served in Public Office in GA and those who fought in the war between the states; data gathered by Mrs. Mary Givins Bryan in 1926, per "GA Gen. Mag." 1984, Vol.20 (FHL film 288,172; printed form filled in by handwriting)
      Payton Duncan, representative, Dawson Co.; occupation farming, born Dec. 18, 1884, Dawson Co., residence: Dawson Co., Gainesville GA, R.10; father James Duncan; mother "madin" name Nancy Jane Taylor; education: only in a public school. Date and place of marriage: Dec. 22, 1906, my wife died and left me a widow. Wife's maiden name: Izzie Dobbs. Children: 4 "to" girls, 2 boys. Religious denomination: "Babits"; Political Party: Democrat; Mason. (no signature shown).


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