Duncans in Washington Co. GA


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

Last revised September 17, 2003

Formed 1786 from Indian Lands
Wilkes formed 1777 from Washington
Greene formed 1786 from Washington, Oglethorpe, Wilkes
Hancock formed 1793 from Greene, Washington
Montgomery formed 1793 from Washington, Laurens, Tattnall, Telfair
Laurens formed 1807 from Montgomery, Washington, Wilkinson
Johnson formed 1858 from Emanuel, Laurens, Washington


1820 Washington Co. GA Census
Pg.136  Francis Dunkins      120010  -  20010

1830-1860 Washington Co. GA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Washington Co. GA Census
Sandersville Dist.
Pg.324, #130-129, GILMORE, John N. 34 GA (white) lawyer $10,000-$5,000
                  Laura C. 26 GA keeping house
                  Harper (m) 7, John 5, Mary 2, Benjamin 5/12 b.May GA
                  DUNCAN, Hareford D. (m) 80 GA (white) Baptist Minister
                  TWIGGS, Eliza 50 GA (white) at home $0-$9000
                  TWIGGS, H. Duncan (m) 33 GA lawyer $1000-$100
                  Lucy 25 GA at home
                  David 8, Joseph 6, Lilla (f) 4 GA
                  GILMORE, Thomas 30 GA (white) clerk Sup Court
                  HATCH, Milo G. (m) 21 GA lawyer
                  ADAMS, Horace D. 23 GA (white) Ret. grocer $0-$1500
                  William B. 20 GA clerk in Ret. Grocery
                  (MAD: Hansford Duncan, on 1860 Barnwell Co. SC census)


GA Land Lotteries; Washington Co. GA
      Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
      Duncan, Thomas, 1805, of Washington Co., lottery #956, two blank draws (married person)
      Duncan, William, 1827, of Capt. Shores Dist., Washington Co., drew lot #205, 9th Dist., Sec.5, Carroll Co.

GA Surveyor General's records, headright surveys; index A-M, no dates (FHL film 465,015)
      Looked to ca 1852, Book AH, quit
      F-96: Mathew Duncan, Washington Co., 460a Oconee River, 1784
      F-105 (2nd): Miles Duncan, Washington Co., 180a Richland Creek, 1785
      F-108: David Duncan, Washington Co., 460a Oconee River, 1785
      F-108: James Duncan, Washington Co., 460a Sugar Creek, 1785
      O-32: Joseph Duncan, Heirs of, Washington Co., 575a Deep Creek, 1785
      XX-134: Thomas Duncan, Washington Co., 200a, 1813

GA Land Grants
      G3-103: 22 Feb. 1785, to Mathew Dunkin, 460 acres in Washington Co., bounded on E by Campbell's land, S by Anderson's land, W by Oconee River, N by Sanders land; on bounty. (later Columbia Co.) (FHL film 465,080)
      H3-776: 7 Jan. 1786, to James Duncan, 460 acres in Washington Co., bounded SW and SE by unknown lands, other sides vacant; on bounty. (FHL film 465,081)
      H3-780: 7 Jan. 1786, to David Duncan, 460 acres in Washington Co., bounded on S & NW by unknown, all other sides vacant; on bounty. (later Glynn Co.) (FHL film 465,081)
      I3-355: 13 Dec. 1785, to Miles Duncan, 180 acres in Washington Co. bounded S by Richland Creek and John Ogletrees land, the other sides by vacant land. (FHL film 465,081)
      N3-278: 26 April 1787, to heirs of Joseph Duncan, 575 acres in Washington Co., bounded N by James Hudsons and unknown lands, other sides vacant. (FHL film 465,085)
      K5-338: 5 Dec. 1815, to Thomas Dunkin, 200 acres in Washington Co., bounded SE by said Dunkins land, all other sides vacant. (FHL film 465,116)
            MAD: one Thomas Duncan was a tax defaulter in Washington Co. on the 1798 tax list in Capt. Nicholas Curries Dist.; one Thomas Duncan was granted bounty of 250 acres in Washington Co. on 10 Dec. 1784, said to be the Thomas Duncan d.1823 Laurens Co. GA.

GA Surveyor General's records, headright surveys (FHL film 465,008)
      XX-134: Plat for Thomas Duncan for 200 acres in Washington Co., adj. pine land on waters of Little Ohoopee, Thomas Dunkins survey, 3 sides vacant, 4th side adj. Thos. Dunkings; per warrant dated 1 March 1813, surveyed 6 March 1813 by B. Jordan, chain carriers Joseph Daniel and William Brock. (MAD: see Grant K5-338, 12/5/1815; is this the Thomas Duncan d.1823 Laurens Co. GA?)


Chatham Co. GA Deed (FHL film 183,621)
      1L-194: 5 April 1793, Edward Lloyd Esq., sheriff of Chatham Co., to George Haist of City of Savannah, merchant, per writ of fiere facias to sell lands of David Duncan late of Liberty Co., planter, decd, to satisfy judgment obtained by Leonard Cecil against said David Duncan for £4,086.6.10 and interest and costs, sold on 3rd Tuesday in July to highest bidder, George Haist, for £11.10, 460 acres in Washington Co. GA adj. unknown and vacant lands; wit. J. Coxe, J. Jordan.

Bulloch Co. GA Index to deeds & mortgages, v.1, 1796-1889 (FHL film 181,948)
      No Duncan grantor or grantee to 1882
      MAD: Deed A-88, 12 Dec. 1803, from Francis Tennell of Washington Co. to William Lott Sr. of Tattnall Co., 575 acres in Washington Co. at time of survey, on Deep Creek, which had been granted to the heirs of Joseph Duncan and was part in Montgomery Co. and part in Bulloch formerly Washington Co.; conveyed by Matthew Duncan, heir of Joseph Duncan; wit. Mary B. Tennell, J.L. Dixon, H. Slappy S.S.C. (pg.16-17, "Bulloch Co. GA Genealogical Source Material" by Alvaretta K. Register; FHL book 975.8766 D2r)


"Georgia's Roster of the Revolution" by Lucian Lamar Knight, 1920 (FHL film 547,588)
      Pg.62-73: Certificates of Service in the American Revolution on File in Office of Secretary of State, State Capitol:
      Duncan, James. Lieutenant. Certificate of Col. E. Clarke, 25th December, 1784, that he was a lieutenant in the Minute Batt. of this State, and is entitled to a bounty of 400 acres of land, and prays for same in Washington Co. (pg.62)
      Duncan, Joseph. Certificate of Col. E. Clark, 1st April 1784, that he was a captain in the Batt. of Minute Men, though not at the time of enlistment an inhabitant of the State. His brother, Matthew Duncan, prays for warrant as heir in Washington Co. (pg.63) (MAD: see Richmond and Columbia Cos. GA)
      Duncan, Matthew. Certificate of Col. E. Clark, 1st April 1784, that he served as a lieutenant in the Batt. of Minute Men, though not an inhabitant of the State at the time of enlistment. Prays for bounty in Washington Co. (pg. 72)
      Duncan, Thomas. Certificate of Col. E. Clarke, 10th December 1784, that he was entitled to a bounty of 250 acres of land, and prays for same in Washington Co. (pg.73) (MAD: See Laurens Co. GA)
      Bounty Surveys; Surveyor's Book F:
      Duncan, Matthew: 460 acres, Washington Co., bounded N. Abm. Landers, E. Gilbert Campbell, S. Wm. Anderson, W. Oconee river, survey 187. June 2, 1784, pg.96. (pg.257)
      Duncan, Lieut. David: 460 acres (on Reserve), Washington Co., bounded all sides vacant or surveyed, on branch of Oconee river, survey 210. Feb. 21, 1785, pg.108. (pg.259) (MAD: See Glynn Co.)

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.
      W.E. Duncan, Co.H, 14th GA, witness for Mrs. Liddy Ann Jones, Washington Co. GA (MAD: see Laurens Co. GA)


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