Duncans in Hancock Co. GA


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

Last revised September 17, 2003

Formed 1793 from Greene, Washington
Taliaferro formed 1825 from Greene, Hancock, Oglethorpe, Warren, Wilkes


1820-1830 Hancock Co. GA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Hancock Co. GA Census
108th District
Pg.218  James Duncan      0200,001  -  0121,001
          (MAD: 1830 Taliaferro Co. GA census)

1850 Hancock Co. GA Census
District 108
Pg.21, #314-319, Nancy DUNCAN 37 (57?) GA (blank) $400
                  John T. 19, William E. 17 GA
                  Mary E. 16, Richard H. 8 GA
                  (MAD: James Duncan mar. Mrs. Nancy Lightfoot 9/18/1825, she Anne Lancaster, widow of James S. Lightfoot; 1860 Laurens Co. GA census; she age 60)

1860 Hancock Co. GA Census
Pg.233, #133-152, N. NEAL (f) 30 GA planter $8000-$60,000
                  M. (f) 20, C. (f) 10, A. (f) 3 GA
                  H. HUNT (m) 18 GA
                  H. MARSHALL (m) 18 GA
                  E. DUNCAN (m) 18 GA
                  J. PARROTT (m) 14 GA
                  L. JOHNSON (m) 41 GA overseer $0-$2,000
                  (MAD: ?? Elliot Duncan in 1850 Houston Co. GA census)

1870 Hancock Co. GA Census
      No Duncan indexed


Hancock Co. GA Court of Ordinary, Index to Wills and Estate Records, 1793-1900 (FHL film 222,086)
      No Duncan

Hancock Co. GA Deed Index 1794-1887 (FHL film 222,008)
      1794-1838 - no Duncan
      1838-1887 - no Duncan to 1874, quit

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "Biographical souvenir of the states of Georgia and Florida : containing biographical sketches of the representative public, and many early settled families in these states" pub. by F.A. Battey (Los Angeles Public Library book R975.8 B615; FHL book 975 D3bg and fiche 6,088,141)
      Pg.249-50: Georgia. J.T. DUNCAN. ... John T. Duncan, of Laurens County. ... He is not a native, however, of Laurens, but was born in Taliaferro County, where his father, a native of Dutchess Co. NY settled when a young man. Judge Duncan's mother was a descendant of an old Taliaferro County family, her maiden name being Lancaster. The subject of this sketch is the third of six children. He was reared in Taliaferro County and educated at Mount Lion Academy, in Hancock County, ... He located in Dublin, then the county seat of Laurens County, at the age of twenty quitting school, and there began life and there has lived since. After a residence of three years he was elected sheriff of the county, which office he held six years by re-election. He was then elected ... for six years. Following his services in this capacity, he was elected judge of the county court and held this office till the court was abolished in 1868. ...


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