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Duncans in Gilmer Co. GA


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

Last revised September 17, 2003

Formed 1832 from Cherokee
Pickens formed 1853 from Cherokee, Gilmer
Fannin formed 1854 from Gilmer, Union
Dawson formed 1857 from Lumpkin, Gilmer


1840 Gilmer Co. GA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Gilmer Co. GA Census
Pg.369, #300, George W. ELLIOTT 31 NC farmer $0
                  Julia A.M. 25 NC
                  Thomas J. 4, Francis M. (m) 1 GA
                  (MAD: George W. Elliott mar. Julia M. Duncan 5/8/1845)
Pg.370, #314, John F. CAMERON 32 NC farmer $580
                  Nancy 37 NC
                  Joseph A. 12, Mary G. 2 GA
                  David N. DUNCAN 23 NC
                  Rebecca C. TRAMMEL 19 GA
                  (MAD: not marked mar/in/year)
Pg.389, #572, Elisha DUNCAN 46 NC farmer/miller
                  Jane 33 NC
                  Elizabeth 15, Sarah 12, Nancy 4 GA
                  Martha J. 1, Rebecca L. 3/12, James C. 3 GA
                  (MAD: 1830 Habersham Co. GA census; mar. Nancy Robertson 1/15/1834 Habersham Co. GA; 1840 Union Co. GA census; mar. Jane Marson 2/20/1843 Union Co. GA; 1860 Harrison Co. MO census)
Subdivision 33
Pg.396, #685, Burgess WOOD 49 NC farmer
                  Hire M. (f) 37 NC
                  Catharine 20, Matilda A. 18 NC
                  Nancy 17, Mary A. 13 NC
                  Andrew 10, William 7 NC
                  Jackson 4 GA
                  Jesse RAPER 21 NC
                  Marvel DUNKEN 21 NC
                  Rachel 17 NC
                  (MAD: not mar/in/year; Marvel Duncan mar. Catherine Woods 8/2/1849; 1860 Dekalb Co. AL census; Burgess Wood in 1840 Surry Co. NC census)

1860 Gilmer Co. GA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Gilmer Co. GA Census
Subdivision 55, P.O. Ellijay
Pg.1, #1-1, MILTON, W.P. (m) 34 NC (white) BLUssck? Asst. to county $2,000-$3,000, father of foreign birth
                  Nancy C. 28 NC keeping house
                  William A. 3, Lafayete H. (m) 2 GA
                  Jane 1/12 GA b.Apr.
                  DUNCAN, C.A. (f) 16 SC (white) domestic servt "$7,000-$2,500"
                  (MAD: values should be for start of next household)
Pg.19, #264-264, DUNCAN, D.D. (m) 51 NC (white) farming $0-$100
                  Elizabeth 45 GA keeping house
                  Pinkney W. 23 GA works on farm
                  Mary A. 21 GA assisting in house
                  Martha C. 20 GA assisting in house
                  Sarah L. 17 GA assisting in house
                  Caldona? A. (f) 15 GA assisting in house
                  Millard H. (m) 12 GA works on farm
                  Frances E. (f) 10 GA assisting in house
                  Cintha E.E. (f) 8 GA
                  Georgia A.E. (f) 5, Margaret A. 3 GA
                  (MAD: David Duncan, 1850 Murray Co. GA census)


Gilmer Co. GA Court of Ordinary; Wills, returns, accounts, inventories, appraisals, 1836-1914 (FHL film 219,504)
      No Duncan

Gilmer Co. GA Probate records
      Inventories & Appraisals, 1853-1862 (FHL films 219,511 and also 465,057 item 6)
            No Duncan or Wood indexed (Burgess Wood, father-in-law of Marvel Duncan)
      Inventories & Appraisals, 1868-1904 (FHL film 219,511)
            No Duncan or Wood indexed
      Admin. & Guardian Bonds 1848-1902 (FHL film 219,512 item 2)
            No Duncan
      Records of vouchers of estates 1851-1876 (FHL film 219,513)
            No Duncan


Gilmer Co. GA Superior Court Minutes 1834-1872 (FHL film 219,493)
      No Duncan

Gilmer Co. GA Inferior Court Minutes, Vol. 1, 1835-53 (FHL film 219,514)
      No index; misc. court orders


GA Land Lotteries; Gilmer Co. GA
      Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
      Duncan, Edmund's orphans, 1832, of Davis Militia Dist., Jones Co., drew land lot in Dist.11 Sec.2, Gilmer Co.
      Duncan, Elias, 1832, of Shearer's Militia Dist., Coweta Co., drew land lot in Dist.5 Sec.2, Gilmer Co.
      Duncan, George, 1832, of 417th Militia Dist., Walton Co., drew land lot in Dist.14 Sec.2, Gilmer Co.
      Duncan, James, 1832, of 608th Militia Dist., Taliaferro Co., drew land lot in Dist.7 Sec.2, Gilmer Co., granted before 1 Jan. 1838.
      Duncan, James, 1832, of 555th Militia Dist., Upson Co., drew land lot in Dist.7 Sec.2, Gilmer Co., granted before 1 Jan. 1838.
      Duncan, John, 1832, of Shearer's Militia Dist., Coweta Co., drew land lot in Dist.6 Sec.2, Gilmer Co.
      Duncan, John J., 1832, of Payne Militia Dist., Merriwether Co., drew land lot in Dist.27 Sec.2, Murray & Gilmer Co.
      Duncan, Matthew, 1832, of Shattox Militia Dist., Coweta Co., drew land lot in Dist.25 Sec.2, Murray & Gilmer Co., granted before 1 Jan. 1838.
      Duncan, Walker, 1832, of 320th Militia Dist., Baldwin Co., drew land lot in Dist.11 Sec.2, Gilmer Co.
      Swift, Sheldon, 1832, of Hitchcock Militia Dist., Muscogee Co., drew land lot in Dist.5 Sec.2, Gilmer Co.

Gilmer Co. GA Deeds (each volume indexed; no Vol. A-G)
   Vol. H, 1846-1848 - no Duncan (FHL film 219,478)
   Vol. J, 1848-1851:
      J-193: 6 March 1849, Alexander Duncan of Union Co. GA to Gilford Cook of Gilmer Co. GA, $100, 160 acres, lot 79, 7th Dist. 2nd Sec., originally Cherokee now Gilmer Co. Wit. Thos. Hughs, G.W.L. Washburn. (FHL film 219,478)
      J-256: 2 Aug. 1849, Daniel (X) Carroll to Marvel Duncan, both Gilmer Co. GA, $55, 80 acres, SW 1/2 lot 34, 7th Dist., 2nd Sec. Wit. Jehu Thomas, John Thomas. (FHL film 219,478)
      J-431: 27 April 1850, Marvell (X) Duncan to Watson R. Coleman, both Gilmer Co. GA, mortgage for $46.34, land in J-256. Wit. Richard Rector, L. Patterson. (FHL film 219,478)
   Vol. K, 1851-1853 (FHL film 219,479):
      K-137: 30 Jan. 1851, Thomas Silvers to M.M. Duncan, both Gilmer Co. GA, $110, 160 acres, lot 53 in 24th Dist., 2nd Sec., originally Cherokee now Gilmer Co. Wit. L.R. Wells, Davis Collins. (FHL film 219,479)
      K-138: 1 Feb. 1851, Wm. Walker to M.M. Duncan, both Gilmer Co. GA, $30, 160 acres, lot 128 in 24th Dist. 2nd Sec. Wit. L.R. Lilly, John Silver. (FHL film 219,479)
      K-500: 22 July 1839, Tho. A. Pitman of Gwinnett Co. GA to Benjamin Dunkin of Cass Co. GA, $100, 160 acres, lot 61 in 8th Dist., 2nd Sec. Wit. John G. Weems, Wm. P. Hunnicutt. (FHL film 219,479)
      K-500: 24 July 1839, Benjamin Duncan of Cass Co. GA to A. Haward of Muscogee Co. (deed heading, Cobb Co.), $300, 160 acres, lot 61 in 8th Dist., 2nd Sec. Wit. Wm. Gobey, B.H. Massey. (FHL film 219,479)
   Vol. L, 1853-1856 - no index
   Vol. M, 1856-1863 - no index (FHL film 219,480)
   Vol. N, 1863-1872 - not looked at


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.
      Mrs. Harriet Duncan, widow of Peter Monroe Miller, Co.A, 8th GA St. Troops, application in Gilmer Co. GA


Sumter Co. GA Deed (FHL film 255,333)
      P-384: Cobb Co. GA, 26 Oct. 1870, Harriet A. Duncan appoint George S. Foster attorney to make a deed for my interest in our plantation in Sumter Co. known as Foster plantation, of some 960 acres, and sign my name to deed they made to Julius M. Byrd, and other property in Americus ... land in Gilmer Co., Gordon Co., Forsyth Co., belonged to Foster estate (details not copied).


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