Duncans in St.Martin Par. LA


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

Last revised September 3, 2003

Formed 1807, Original Parish
Lafayette formed 1823 from St. Martin


1810-1860 St. Martin Par. LA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 St. Martin Par. LA Census
Ward 2, P.O. St.Martinsville
(all have first name first, last name written out)
Pg.338, #196-196, Nelisaire DeCLOUET (f) 45 LA BLACK keeping house $0-$0
                  Zenon DeCLOUET (m) 22 LA BLACK labourer
                  Oscar DeCLOUET (m) 13 LA BLACK without occupation
                  Pelise DeCLOUET (m) 2 LA BLACK at home
                  Jack DUNCAN 50 LA BLACK labourer


St. Martin Par. LA, Notarial Acts (from St.Martinsville courthouse, text from Mary Urban 4/2002)
      Acts of Notaries, No.72
      I hereby acknowledge to have sold unto Mr.James Murphy Three cows & calves now in the posession of Wm Duncan at Fals [sic] Point and I do hereby warrant the same to be Gentle Milch Cows, Branded thus, (there is a drawing of the brand-looks like an elaborate cap. T and an 8) & thus Viz. old Henrys or his son Wms Brand and I do hereby warrant and defend the same good property to the purchaser, Atakapas, Augst. 6, 1805, /s/ Nathan D. Abbott; Witnessed by Jno. (?) Kershaw. St Martinsville Court House, St. Martinsville, Louisiana.


"Land Records of Attakapas Dist. [LA]" by Glen R. Conrad; incl. Attakapas Domesday Book, land grants etc. 1764-1826 in Vol.1; Conveyance records 1804-1818 in Vol.2 (FHL book 976.3 R2c)
      Includes parishes of St.Martin, St.Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion & Iberia. Among many other references, these volumes include:
      Conveyance Records of Attakapas, Vol.23, pg.17, records a retrocession on 10/1/1806, that Noble Wilkins had sold a tract of land to William Duncan who could not pay for it and deeded it back to Wilkins. (Vol.1, pg.31)
      Estate Records of Attakapas - St. Martin, No.272, Thomas Williams, widow Joicy Williams; Inventory filed 16 Aug. 1817; John Murphy and William Duncan were appraisers of the land, and were present at a family meeting that date along with Jesse Hart, Simon Benoit and Xavier Benoit, as friends of the children who were absent from the state. The records name the children, as well as indicate that by Oct. 8, 1826, the widow Joicy had married Joseph Turner of Rapides Parish. (Vol.2 Pt.2, pg.163-5)
      (MAD: one William Duncan mar. Jane Odom (also given as Jane Adam or Odoom or Oden) 8/27/1825 St.Mary Par. LA; ?? see 1820 E.Baton Rouge Par. LA census; see Liberty Co. TX, William Duncan age 40 b.SC, wife Jane age 28, in 1826; ?? see William Duncan of Attakapas Dist., St.Martin Par. LA, 1806 and 1817)


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