Duncans in Douglas Co. GA


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

Last revised January 27, 2007

Formed 1870 from Carroll, Campbell


1880 Douglas Co. GA Census
District 1259, Conner's Militia Dist, pg.11, S.D.4, E.D.48
Pg.134C, #94-94, DUNCAN, L.B. w/m age 25 mar. farming GA SC GA
  Lucy A?? w/f 25 wife mar. keeping house GA SC GA
  Sercey? B. w/m 2 son single GA GA GA (indexed as Senoy B.)
  Mahala S. w/f 1 dau. single GA GA GA
  DOBBINS, Jas. w/m 9 nephew single GA GA GA
pg.13, S.D.4, E.D.48
Pg.135A, #123-124, SPEARMAN, Bob b/m 63 widowed farmer VA (blank) VA
  WORTHAM, Mat b/f 50 hireling widowed works on farm SC SC VA
  PLANT, Ginnis b/f 75 granny? widowed (blank) SC (blank) (blank)
  DUNCAN, Bill b/m 15 not related single Works on farm GA (blank) SC
  THOMAS, Bill b/m 8 not related single (blank) GA (blank) SC
Douglasville, pg.3, S.D.4, E.D.49
Pg.150C, #27-30, DUNCAN, Napoleon B., w/m 26 single dry goods & grocer GA GA GA (alone)
Pg.4, S.D.4, E.D.49
Pg.150D, #41-45, DUNCAN, Francis M. w/m 40 mar. school teacher GA SC NC
  Nannie E. w/f 28 wife mar. keeping house GA SC GA
  SMITH, Jane w/f 48 mother-in-law widowed GA GA GA
  SMITH, Martha A. w/f 19 sister-in-law single GA SC GA
  SMITH, Eppie S. w/m 10 brother-in-law single at school GA SC GA
  SMITH, not named w/f 2/12 b.Mch. (blank) single GA GA GA
Salt Springs Dist., Ga.M.Dist 1273, pg.2, S.D.4, E.D.50
Pg.179B, #20-20, DUNCAN, John w/m 54 mar. farmer GA SC NC
  Martha w/f 56 wife mar. keeping house GA VA SC
  Priscilla w/f 18 dau. single at home GA GA GA
  Robert w/m 14 son single farm laborer GA GA GA
  Franklin w/m 12 son single farm laborer GA GA GA
  CAMP, Prince b/m 21 laborer single farm laborer GA GA GA


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.
      F.M. Duncan, Co.D, 7th GA, witness for John C. Fults, Douglas Co. GA (MAD: see application in Haralson & Fulton Co. GA)
      John B. Duncan, Co.D, 7th GA, witness for John C. Fults, Douglas Co. GA
      J.B. Duncan, Co.D, 7th GA, witness for G.W. Pittman, Douglas Co. GA
      J.B. Duncan, Co.I, 20th GA, witness for F.M. Mitchell, Douglas Co. GA
      J.B. Duncan, Co.I, 20th GA, witness for L.J. Lane, Douglas Co. GA
      J.H. Duncan, Co.B, Young's Bn. GA Militia Cav., application in Douglas Co. GA
      J.H. Duncan, Co.B, Young's Bn. GA Militia Cav., application by Mrs. Mary L. Duncan, widow, Douglas Co. GA
      Mrs. Mary L. Duncan, widow of J.H. Duncan, Co.B, Young's Bn GA Militia Cav., application in Douglas Co. GA
      M.A. Duncan, Co.K, 30th GA, witness for W.H. Hudson, Douglas Co. GA (MAD: see Moses A. Duncan in Carroll Co. GA)
      M.A. Duncan, Co.K, 30th GA, witness for Mrs. Sabra C. Harper, Douglas Co. GA


GA Land Lotteries; Douglas Co. GA
      Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
      Duncan, John, 1832, of Baughs Militia Dist., Jackson Co., drew gold lot #156 (or #356) in Dist.18, Sec.2, Cherokee Purchase (MAD: later Cobb or Douglas Co.)
      Dunkin, Peter Sr., 1832, of Shearers Militia Dist., Coweta Co., drew fractional gold lot #975 in Dist.18, Sec.2, Cherokee Purchase (MAD: later Cobb or Douglas Co.)


Carroll Co. GA Deed (FHL film 341,953)
      O-199: Douglas Co. GA, 5 Sept. 1876, F.M. Duncan of Douglas Co. GA to James M. Stephenson of Rockdale Co. GA, $500, lot 204 of 9th Dist. 5th Sec.; /s/ F.M. Duncan; wit. G.W. Prickett, E.H. Camp NP; rec. 30 Oct. 1876.
      MAD: one Prof. P.M. or F.M. Duncan, was visited by his brother J.B. Duncan of Douglas Co. 5/28/1886, and brothers-in-law A.C. Smith of Bowden, GA, and W.J. Smith of Birmingham, AL, and Wesley W. Smith, 7/12/1883 (from "Some GA County Records" by Lucas, Vol.6, from "Paulding New Era" newspaper) (MAD: Francis Marion Duncan, brother of John B. Duncan, from pg.7-8 "Douglas Co. GA Genealogy" Nov/Dec. 1979)

HISTORIES before 1923

1895 "Memoirs of Georgia : containing historical accounts of the state's civil, military, industrial and professional interests, and personal sketches of many of its people" or "Memoirs of Georgia, Historical and Biographical" abstracted by Georgia Genealogical Gleanings; pub. by Southern Historical Assn. (FHL book 975.8 H2m and film 1,697,814 items 1 & 2; from Evelyn Sigler 1984)
      Pg.615: Douglas County Sketches: JOHN B. DUNCAN, farmer, Douglasville, Douglas Co. GA, son of William W. and Mary (Barnwell) Duncan, was born in Henry Co. GA Nov. 5, 1826. His paternal grandfather was John Duncan, who was born in South Carolina, of Scotch parentage. Mr. Duncan's father was born in Greenville Dist. SC, in July, 1800. When only ten years of age he was left an orphan, and although a mere boy, the duty and responsibility of caring for the family -- the work of matured manhood -- devolved upon him; but he met and discharged them with much self-reliance. Under the circumstances his education was necessarily very limited, and natural ability and force of character had to be relied on. In January, 1823, he was married to Miss Mary Barnwell of Jackson Co. GA, and settled in Henry county, where he lived about eleven years, and then moved to Cobb Co. GA, and settled in the woods filled with wild beasts and roamed over by Indians. Here he cleared a small farm, and built a comfortable log cabin home. Later he built a mill, and conducted both with profit. He attained to considerable prominence and was elected a justice of the inferior court, to which he was re-elected for a number of years, and died Jan. 23, 1847. His mother was born in Jackson county in 1806, and was the daughter of John and Mary Barnwell. Her father was born in Ireland of Irish parentage, settled in Orange district, NC, and was a soldier in the revolutionary army during the war. She died March 8, 1850. Mr. Duncan was reared on the farm and received his education at the old-time dirt floor log schoolhouse. When his father died in 1847 he assumed control, managed the affairs of the farm, and provided for the family, and the education of his younger brothers and sisters. In 1862 he enlisted in Company D, Seventh Georgia regiment, ... When the war ended he returned to his home in Cobb county ... add a valuable milling interest ... In 1891 he moved to Douglasville where he is living in the enjoyment of the competency ... Christian life have won for him. Mr. Duncan was married Feb. 15, 1849, to Miss Louisa, daughter of William and Priscilla (Bankston) Matthews, who died six months afterward. Oct. 17, 1850, he contracted a second marriage with Miss Martha E., daughter of Samuel G. and Elizabeth (Bankston) Mosley. Seven children which blessed this union are still living: William S., Napoleon B., Mrs. Mary E. Burton, John T., Priscilla, Robert Lee, and Frank. He is a master Mason and an exemplary member of the Methodist church.
            MAD: The family of William Watts Duncan who married Mary Barnwell was listed on pg.519-521, under "John Duncan of NC and Allied Families" in the "McCall-Tidwell and Allied Families" by Ettie Tidwell McCall, 1931 (FHL book 929.273 M124me and film 847,643 and fiche 6,060,777) The family is also listed on pg.7-8 of "Douglas Co. GA Genealogy" Nov/Dec. 1979 (FHL book 975.8243/D1 D25d; from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983)
      Pg.616: JOHN T. DUNCAN, farmer, Douglasville, Douglas Co. GA, son of William and Martha E. (Mosley) Duncan, was born in Cobb (now Douglas) county in 1858. ... When twenty years old he engaged as a clerk in his brother's store at Powder Springs, Cobb Co. ... In 1883 he came to Douglasville ... and in company with his brother, Napoleon B., embarked in a general merchandising business. ... His interesting family occupy one of the most delightful homes in the city. Mr. Duncan was married in March, 1888, to Miss Lucerioh, daughter of John G. and Lucerioh (Varner) Clonts, by whom he has had four children: Thomas J., deceased; John H., deceased; Willie C. and Edith. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., a master Mason, and ... member of the Methodist church.


"Atlanta Constitution," Atlanta, Georgia, 17 Mar 1888 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      Marriage in Douglasville. Douglasville, Ga., March 16. [1888] -{Special.}- HON. JOHN T. DUNCAN, of this place, was married Wednesday afternoon to MISS LOU CLOUTS, at the residence of her father, MR. JOHN CLOUTS, in Paulding county. MR. DUNCAN is one of the most prosperous and enterprising merchants here. (MAD: Douglasville, Douglas 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." (FHL film 288,172)
      Francis Marion Duncan, died March 9, 1904; born on Dec. 23, 1840 near Marietta in Cobb Co., GA. Educated in Common Schools of GA; later he graduated at Bowden College, Bowden, GA. School teacher; taught first school at Cuba near Duncan's Crossing, Douglas Co. GA, then at Bethel, Paulding Co. Later he went to Bowden College and graduated there, teaching afterwards. Methodist, Democrat, Mason. Mr. Duncan enlisted in War between the States in May 1861 and served until April 1865. Private in Co. D, 7th GA Regiment CSA. He was wounded six times while in Army. Member House of Rep., Douglas Co., 1873-74, 1875-76; State Senator 36th Dist. 1878-79. Father William W. Duncan born July 1800 in Greenville Dist. SC, mar. Jan. 1823 in Jackson Co. GA, died Jan. 23, 1847 in Cobb Co. GA; Mr. Duncan attained to considerable prominence and was elected a Justice of the Inferior Court, to which he was re-elected for a number of terms. Buried 4 miles East of Powder Springs, in Cobb Co. GA. Mather Mary Barnwell, b. in Cobb Co. GA, d. in Cobb Co. GA. Paternal grandfather John Duncan, born in SC. (Paternal grandmother, and maternal grandfather and grandmother spaces blank). (Marriage date and place blank) Maiden name of your wife: Nannie Smith, born March 8, 1852 in Haralson Co. GA, died June 10, 1926, in Atlanta, Fulton Co. GA; father-in-law Rev. S.E. Smith, born Nov. 28, 1826 SC, mar. in 1851, died Feb. 6, 1872 in Carroll Co. Bowdon, GA; he was 22 years a member of the M.E. Church; licensed to preach in 1865, he was ordained Elder at the Annual Conference of 1867, convened at Shady Grove Church in Coweta Co.; he was buried with Masonic honors at Bowden, GA. Maiden name of your mother-in-law: Jennie Whitehead, born Aug. 20, 1830 in Cobb Co. GA, died Jan. 30, 1915 in Fulton Co., Atlanta, GA. Names and birth dates of your children: no children. /s/ J.T. Duncan (nephew), April 2nd, 1935. (printed form filled in by typewriter)


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