Duncans in Carroll Par. LA


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

Last revised January 18, 2004

Formed bef. 1840 from Ouachita; later E. & W. Carroll
Richland formed 1868 from Ouachita, Carroll, Franklin, Morehouse


1850 Carroll Par. LA Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
Pg.22, #17-17, John NOBBS 30 OH raftsman $0
                  Nancy 25 LA
                  Ephram DUNHAN 2 LA
Pg.22, #29-29, Samuel OSBURN 27 SC planter $0
                  Nancy A. 20 MS
                  Francis E. (f) 1 LA
                  Martha RANDAL 7 LA
                  Levi K. DUNHAM 6 LA
Pg.27, #128-128, W.I. CATTONHANS (m) 25 AL planter $0
                  Emily 30 KY
                  Stephen DUNKIN 23 MS planter $0

1860 Carroll Par. LA Census
P.O. Lake Providence, Ward 3
Pg.369, #492-477, Lewis A. PARKER 32 AL overseer $0-$6000
                  Robt. B. SCOTT 45 PA brick mason $2000-$7000
                  Richd. DUNCAN 29 NC machinest $300-$1500
                  (MAD: ?? 1850 Warren Co. NC census; ?? wife Martha in 1860 Edgecombe Co. NC census)
Town of Floyd, Ward 6
Pg.410, #860-828, Edmond R. DUNCAN 25 MS atty at law $2000-$2800 (alone)
                  (MAD: ??? 1850 Tippah Co. MS, Rufus age 18 or Edwin age 11 ??)
Pg.411, #873-844, William J. DUNCAN 31 TN editor & atty at law $2000-$5000
                  Martha M. 24 MS wife
                  Hatly (Hathy?) G. (f) 2 MS
                  Charles N/V. 1 MS
                  (MAD: ? 1850 Tippah Co. MS, age 19 TN; Wm. J. Duncan mar. Martha M. Wright 10/7/1856 Warren Co. MS; 1870 Madison Par. LA census)

1870 Carroll Par. LA Census
Stamboul, Ward 1
Pg.187, #1320-1320, DUNCAN, Seven (m) 30 LA BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  Manda 40 MD BLACK K.House
                  Margaret 60 MD BLACK at home
Blackburn Plantation, Ward 2
Pg.216, #895-895, DICE, Alick (m) 30 TN BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  Eliza 25 LA BLACK K.house
                  DUNCAN, Eliza 30 LA BLACK K.house
Pg.217, #914-914, DUNCAN, Robt. 26 LA BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  July 20 VA BLACK K.house
                  Earley (f) 10 VA BLACK at home
La Vida Plantation, Ward 2
Pg.236, #2071-2071, DUNCAN, Sam 25 LA BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  JONES, Jas. (m) 22 AL BLACK
Stone Plantation, Ward 2, also indexed as Lake Providence (all names on this page & pg.251 have mark in "father of foreign birth" column but I think it is a check-mark)
Pg.239, #2101-2101, DUNCAN, Chs. (m) 40 TN MULATTO farmer $0-$0
                  Wash (m) 24 TN MULATTO farmer
                  Fannie 23 LA MULATTO k.house
                  Mariah 8 LA MULATTO at home
                  Buras (m) 4, Baby (m) 1 LA BLACK
Pg.239, #2102-2102, DUNCAN, Wm. 20 LA MULATTO farmer $0-$0
                  Mary 20 LA BLACK K.house
                  (MAD: ages as given, but Wm. indexed age 30, Mary indexed age 21)
Bunches Bend, Ward 3, pg.251 indexed as Lake Providence
Pg.243, #81-81, DUNCAN, Rena (m) 48 SC BLACK farmer $0-$0 (alone)
                  (MAD: indexed Reno and Rino Duncan)
Pg.251, #275-275, SIMS, Green (m) 25 LA BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  Lucinda 20 LA BLACK K.house
                  DUNCAN, Allen 12 LA BLACK at home


East Carroll Par. LA Marriage Records; incl. index; v.A-C 1832-1876 (FHL film 311,905)
      Poor index at back of Vol.A; 1832-1858
      A-136: Abram Duncan to Miss Elizabeth Ann Hannigan, lic. 7 Jan. 1848, mar. at residence of Sidney Brinson, wit. Sidney Brinson, Henry A. Burt, James T. Wade, 11 Jan. 1848; John Haynes, JP. (from page by page search)


East Carroll Par. LA Succession Records
      Vol.A 1832-1845 (FHL film 311,911 item 1)
      Vol.B 1839-1844 (FHL film 311,911 item 2)
      Vol.C 1842-1847 (FHL film 311,912 item 1)
      Vol.D 1848-1851 (FHL film 311,912 item 2)
      Vol.E 1849-1851 (FHL film 311,913 item 1)
      Vol.F 1851-1853 (FHL film 311,913 item 2)
            F-422: 10th Dist. Court, May 30, 1853, Simon P. Johnson, resident of same, says that Stephen D. Duncklin died in May 1853 intestate leaving a widow Eveline and one child, named (blank) a minor and some property, real and personal; widow declines administration and requests petitioner be appt. admin. Letters of admin. granted June 16, 1853. Inventory by James Mersham and Greenberry L. Dorsey, 16 June 1853, land: N 1/2 Sec.19 and SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.20 Twp.21N Range 11E, 361-72/100 acres; farm animals, equipment, etc.
            E-572: Dec. 13, 1853, petition of Eveline Corley, resident of parish, widow of late Stephen D. Duncklin, that her husband died on or about 6 May 1853, left one child "(boy)" named Joseph A. Duncklin, issue of petitioner. She was confirmed as natural testrix? (tutrix?) of her minor child, Dec. 13, 1853. "oath of Eveline Duncklin", oath of Calvin (X) Henry as under tutor; property to be sold to pay debts. (later not copied)
      Vol.G 1853-1855 (FHL film 311,914 item 1)
      Vol.H 1855-1857 (FHL film 311,914 item 2)
      Vol.I 1857-1859 (FHL film 311,915 item 1)
            No Hannegan - Quit


East Carroll Par. LA Conveyance Indexes (MAD: have changed order of items to list deed book first)
             Vendor (grantor) index A-Z (FHL film 311,920)
      F-121: Duncan, William to Thomas H. Wade, P/A, 1849
      G-397: Dunkin, Stephen D. to J.J.B. Johnson, deed, 1854
      J-489: Duncan, Elizabeth & J.W. to Hays & Guest, deed, 1859
      L-319: Duncan, William J. to F.F. Montgomery, deed, 1861
      L-345: Duncan, M.M. & William J. to Sanders D. Oliver, deed, 1861
      M-212: Duncan, William J. to John L. Cheatham, P/A, 1863
      M-215: Duncan, William J. to G.K. Miller, deed, 1863
      O-436: Duncan, Levi to Jacob Stein & Co., sale, 1873
      no James or Eliz. Ricks, Bennet or Eliz. Harrell
      I-163: Duvall, A.T. Hawkins to Alfred J. Cook Jr., deed, 1856
      J-378: Hanengen, John T. to George P. Saltenberrer, cert., 1858
      J-428: Hannegan, E?.D. & Rebecca to John W. Hays, deed, 1858
      L-378: Hanegan, Edward B. to ?Stephen McLean, deed, 1861
      (& later Hanegan, not copied)
            Vendee (grantee) index A-L (FHL film 311,921)
      F-213 (F-215?): State of Louisiana to William Duncan, land patent, 1850
      H-99: Mary and Nancy Saps to Jeremiah S. Duncan, deed, 1854
      K-159: Joseph H. Cox to Richard Duncan, deed, 1859
      K-434: Charles B. Rogers by Shff to William J. Duncan, deed, 1860
      L-127: George O. Wilson to William J. Duncan, deed, 1860
      O-108: Lewis Balfour to Alexander S. Duncan et al, partition, 1879
      O-109: Lewis G. Balfour to Alexander S. Duncan et al, judg., 1879
      No Hays/Guest J-489 deed found; no other Duncan; Hanegan not copied; no Bennett or Elizabeth Harrel (Harreld)

East Carroll Par. LA Deeds
      F-121: 25 Jan. 1849, William Duncan of Carroll Par. LA appoint Thomas H. Wade of same my attorney to sell my plantation and stock on Joes? Bayou; wit. John W. Wiggins, H.C. Hedrick. Rec. 3 Dec. 1849 on oath of John W. Wiggins. (FHL film 311,925)
      F-213: Patent #366, State of LA, William Duncan of Carroll Par. LA, on certificate from registrar, has located under State Warrant 520 issued to cover his preference right No.24 the lot 2 in SW 1/4 Sec.32 and SE 1/4 Sec.51, Twp.19N Range 11E, containing 330-79/100 acres per survey, now LA issues grant 16 Feb. 1850; recorded 15 March 1850. (FHL film 311,925)
      G-397: Notary Deed, Carroll Par. LA, R.H. Dollarhide N.P., rec. 8 Oct. 1853; by virtue of writ of sale in the succession of Stephen D. Dunkin decd from 10th Judicial Dist. Court, LA, for Carroll Par. dated 25 July 1853, Sheriff to sell on 5 Sept. 1853 the N 1/2 Sec.19 and SW 1/4 Sec.20 in Twp.21N Range 11E, containing 361-72/100 acres; sold to John Joachin Buls Johnson (J.J.B. Johnson), the highest bidder, for $964.60; 6 Sept. 1853, /s/ Wm. L. Knox, Sheriff; refer to record of Sheriff's Transfer book B, pg.58. (FHL film 311,926 item 1)
      H-99: Claiborne Par., LA, 24 Aug. 1854, Mary Saps wife of Thomas Page and Nancy Saps widow of Thomas Mason, of same, for $300, deed to Jeremiah S. Duncan of same, our right to SW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.20 Range 12E, 160 acres; /s/ Mary (X) Saps authorized by me Thomas (X) Page, Nancy (X) Saps, J.S. Duncan. Wit. W.A. Burnham, Archibald Buie; rec. on oath of wit. 13 Sept. 1854. (FHL film 311,926 item 2)
      J-428: Carroll Par. LA, Edward D. Hanegan and Mrs. Rebecca Dempsey his wife of town of Floyd, Carroll Par. LA, to John W. Hays of Carroll Par. LA, for $1400, Square #2 (in center fold, page dark) in town of Floyd, 2-1/2 acres. 23 Dec. 1858. Wit. Robert B. Jones, George W. Daugherty. (FHL film 311,927 item 2)
      J-489: 13 Jan. 1859, before Eli Harris, N.P.; Carroll Par. LA, John Wesley Duncan lately of Marengo Co. AL but at present of Carroll Par. LA, to Messrs. Francis M. Hays and John N?. Guest, doing business in town of Providence, Carroll Par. LA, as Hays, Guest & Co., negro boy Cuffy, age 12 years, slave for life, for $850, payable in terms; also appeared Madam Elizabeth Roxabella Carlton, wife of said John W. Duncan, released her interest; wit. William C. Long and John W. Lester. (FHL film 311,927 item 2)
      K-159: Carroll Par. LA, 15 Nov. 1858, Joseph H. Cox to Richard Duncan of Carroll Par. LA, land known as "Island" lying directly on "Bayou Macon" containing 1 acre, being same lot deeded from Geo. G. Willson to J.H. Cox on 23 Sept. 1858, for $300 due 1 Jan. 1859 by promissory note due. Wit. Richard H. Dollerhide, David S. Travis. (FHL film 311,928 item 1)
      K-434: Sheriff deed to Wm. J. Duncan, rec. Jan. 30, 1860, Mortgage Book G? (B?) folio 453. Succession of Charles B. Rogers, Carroll Par. LA, 10th District Court; per writ of sale dated 19 Oct. 1859, Sheriff Sanders D. Oliver sold on 14 Dec. 1859 the N 1/2 SW 1/4 and W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.22N Range 5E, 160-48/100 acres, to highest bidder William J. Duncan for $1485.61, on 12-month note, security Landers D. Oliver. (FHL film 311,928 item 1)
      L-127 (1st): Succession of George O. Wilson, decd; Order of sale 25 June 1860, Sheriff deed; sale 4 Aug. 1860, Square 23 in town of Floyd, sold to John T. Hanegan, highest bidder, for $250, $83.33-1/3 paid in cash and two notes of $83.33-1/3 due. Wit. John P. Smith, Thomas D. McCandless. (FHL film 311,928 item 2)
      L-127 (2nd): Succession of George O. Wilson, decd; Order of sale 25 June 1860, Sheriff deed; sale 4 Aug. 1860, to William J. Duncan, highest bidder, the S 1/2 of that portion of ground adj. on S. by Lot 12 in town of Floyd, for $436. (FHL film 311,928 item 2)
      L-129: Edward D. Hanegan bought another parcel from the estate of George O. Wilson, n/c. (FHL film 311,928 item 2)
      L-319: 20 April 1861, William J. Duncan appointed Field Farrar Montgomery of Carroll Par. LA attorney; wit. Henry M. Shaw, J.D. Sims. (FHL film 311,928 item 2)
      L-345: Carroll Par. LA, rec. 25 June 1861, appeared William J. Duncan, res. of Carroll Par. LA; to Sanders Day Oliver of same, N 1/2 SW 1/4 and W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.22N Range 10E, 161-1/8 acres for $1485.61, Oliver to pay a note dated 14 Dec. 1859 payable to legal representatives of succession of Charles B. Rodgers decd; also came Mrs. M.M. Duncan, wife of full age of W.J. Duncan, to release dower; wit. John W. Montgomery, Richard H. Dollarhide. (FHL film 311,928 item 2; MAD: could not read acreage well)


"Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana" by Merritt M. Robinson, 20 May to 1 September 1844 (Vol.VIII); spine title "Louisiana : Robinson's Reports" Vol.27; pgs.562 to 565 (California State Law Library 12/2003)
      THE STATE v. ABRAHAM DUNCAN; Supreme Court of Louisiana, New Orleans; 8 Rob. 562; July, 1844, Decided.
      Appeal from the District Court of Carroll, Willson, J.
      KING, J. The defendant, Abraham Duncan, having been convicted of horse stealing, and sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor, has appealed from the judgment of the District Court. The alleged errors which he seeks to have corrected in this court, are set forth in several bills of exceptions which accompany the record, and in an assignment of errors submitted by his counsel.
      The first ground of complaint is, that the judge refused to cause the evidence adduced upon the trial to be taken down in writing by the clerk. We are aware of no law which requires the testimony to be reduced to writing in criminal proceedings of this kind.
      The second bill of exceptions is in these words: "The district attorney put the following question; 'Did the prisoner, or did he not, state in what the negro had betrayed him?' This question was objected to because it was a leading one; and because the witness had been consigned by the district attorney previously, and could only be questioned by him on matters growing out of the cross-examination, and that this inquiry did not grow out of the cross-examination."
      A leading question is one which suggests to the witness the answer he is to deliver. The question referred to appears to be free from this objection. It does not indicate the answer which is expected, but merely directs the attention of the witness to the subject, in relation to which he is to testify. In this it offends against none of the rules of evidence.
      The strictness of practice in the English courts seems to require, that the re-examination of witnesses should be confined to the subject matter of the cross-examination. Many of the rules with regard to the examination of witnesses, and the introduction of evidence have been much relaxed. It is understood to be now the universal practice of the courts of this State, in both civil and criminal proceedings, to permit a witness, after having been examined in chief, consigned and cross-examined, to be again examined by the party introducing him, upon points touching which he had not before testified; and subsequently to be recalled, and interrogated in relation to facts material to the issue, which had not been previously elicited or referred to, either from inadvertence or ignorance, that they were within the knowledge of the witness. In civil cases, it has been held, that it is discretionary with the court to permit witnesses to be introduced, even after both parties had announced that the evidence had been closed. The exercise of such a discretion may frequently be as important to the safety of the accused, as to the interest of the State.
      In answer to the question propounded by the counsel for the accused to witness; "Did you send the horse on the night in question for the prisoner to ride, or did you cause the horse to be delivered to him?" the answer was given; "That on the night in question, the confidential servant of Mr. O. came to witness, between eleven and twelve o'clock, and told him that a man had offered him a dollar to get him a horse, and five dollars to get him a horse, saddle and bridle, and the negro promised to steal and take the horse to him. That witness told the negro he could do as he had promised." The answer was objected to; * but the court permitted it to go to the jury, "for the purpose of showing the circumstances under which the horse was sent, and the agency of Aaron Goza in sending the horse, and so instructed the jury." We are of opinion that the court did not err. The evidence objected to formed a part of the res gestae, and, as such, comes within one of the exceptions to the inadmissibility in evidence of the declarations of third persons, not made under oath. It has been settled, that if it be material to inquire, whether a certain person gave a particular order on a certain subject, what he has said or written may be evidence of the order. Or where it is material to inquire whether a certain fact has come to the knowledge of a third person, what he has said or written may as clearly show his knowledge as what he has done.
      (* footnote: It appears from the bill of exceptions that the counsel for the prisoner, who had propounded the question to the witness on his cross-examination, "objected to that portion of the answer which detailed declarations of the negro, on the ground that the witness could only state what he himself did, and not what the negro told him that the prisoner had said.")
      It has been assigned as error, that the instructions of the judge to the jury were incorrect. His charge was in the following words; "If the confessions of the prisoner were made under any influence produced by promises or threats made, they should not be taken as evidence against him. Further, if George Goza delivered, or caused to be delivered, the horse to the prisoner, or whether or not George Goza was so authorized; if the prisoner thought he was, and delivery was made by the knowledge of prisoner, and he took him under the said delivery, and not with a view of stealing him, he is not guilty. But if the prisoner thought he was stealing the horse, and George Goza or William Goza permitted the negro to take the horse, and place him where the prisoner could with greater facility steal him, he is guilty of larceny."
      We presume that it was intended to object to the latter part of the charge. A material ingredient in the crime of larceny is, that the goods should be taken without the consent of the owner. It has been held, however, that where the owner has been notified of a design formed to steal his goods, which intent he did not originate or suggest, he may, in order to detect the thief, direct his servant or agent to encourage the design, and afford facilities for the completion of the crime, and that the facilities afforded under such circumstances will not affect the criminality of the thief. We are of opinion that the charge of the judge was correct. A motion was made in arrest of judgment, upon the ground, "that the jury were improperly and illegally constituted; that the bill of indictment was found by incompetent jurors; and that the foreman of the grand jury did not endorse on the bill "a true bill," but it was admitted by the district attorney, that he had himself endorsed on the bill "a true bill."
      The record furnishes us no means of ascertaining whether any of these alleged irregularities exist. Considering, however, the admission of the district attorney to have been made, his act was not one which would vitiate the indictment. The words "a true bill," as well as the capacity of the foreman, may be endorsed upon the indictment by any person under the direction of the grand jury. It is only necessary that the finding should be signed by the foreman; and it is not pretended that this formality was not observed in the present instance.
      Judgment affirmed.


Bradley Co. AR Probate Records, Box 4, Bundle 6 (from Jean S. Duncan 4/2000)
      Samuel Halley in account Estate of Wm Duncan
      120 acres of land 240.00, Dan a slave 800.00
      Alsey a slave 600.00
      Lewis a slave 300.00
      John a slave 175.00
      Fed a slave 200.00 Sale, notes and accounts.
      Cash Received of E. Conery...
      Received on the sale of Mat 800.00
      Received on the sale of Sandy 1000.00
      Cr the estate of Wm Duncan to S Halley Adm: (jsd: "includes")
      Cash paid to Notary public in New Orleans LA 9.00
      Medical service 20.00
      Cash paid Wm K. Duncan 59.54
      Cash paid Elizabeth A. Duncan wid 556.42
      ...Traveling Expenses New Orleans and home again...in 1852 16.00
      Traveling Expenses New Orleans and Lake Providence in 1853 36.00...
      By the Death of Fed 200.00
      Total 4417.61
      (MAD: Lake Providence is in E. Carroll Par. LA)
      (MAD: one Abram Duncan mar. Elizabeth Ann Hannegan 1/11/1848; G.A. Duncan in 1850 Concordia Par. LA, to Bradley & Calhoun Co. AR; ?? see Abraham Duncan 1840 Kemper Co. MS, 2nd husband of Mrs. Eliza A. Thompson from Sumter Co. AL, divorced 1844 Attala Co. MS; George Abram Duncan's heirs apparently heirs of William Duncan, from info from Jean Duncan)

Concordia Par. LA Deed (FHL film 858,700)
      N-291: 3 May 1858, notarial deed before Charles S. French recorder, came James Ricks, guardian of minors William and Edward Duncan, "children" of William Duncan decd, herein represented by this agent Edward D. Hannagan of Carroll Par. LA, by power of attorney annexed, who declares that for $50 paid him by Joseph C. De La Hoste of Concordia Par. LA, he sells the said De La Hoste, land on E. Bank of Black River, being NE fractional 1/4 of Sec.35, Twp.4, Range 6E, in District North of Red River, containing 31-80/100 acres. De La Hoste dispenses with certificate of mortgage. Wit. John Janney, Albert H. Brenham. Office in town of Vidalia.
            James Ricks, guardian, power of attorney to Edward D. Hannigan, Calhoun Co. AR. At a probate court in courthouse in town of Hampton, Calhoun Co. AR, on Monday, 30 July 1855, the following order was made: application of James Ricks for Letters of Guardianship in names of William Duncan and Edward Duncan, minor heirs to the estate of William Duncan, late of Bradley Co., decd; it appearing to the court that the minors had become residents of Calhoun Co. AR and were legally possessed of an estate, and that their property was scattered; the court ordered James Ricks appointed guardian of said William and Edward Duncan upon filing bond; he filed bond, approved, letters of guardianship issued. James Ricks petitioned for sale of land in LA, court agreed, order issued to sell the land, certification by Clerk about proceedings 17 Nov. 1857. (MAD: does not say the minors were children of William Duncan, only that they were heirs)
            Power of attorney from James Ricks of Calhoun Co. AR as guardian of William and Edward Duncan, minor heirs of William Duncan decd, per order of Probate Court of said Co., appoint E.D. Hanagan of Carroll Par. LA to sell the land and make a deed, 17 Nov. 1857.


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