Duncans in Carroll Co. MS


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

Last revised November 2, 2007

Formed 1833 from Choctaw Cession
Grenada formed 1870 from Carroll, Yalobusha, Choctaw, Tallahatchie
Leflore formed 1871 from Carroll, Sunflower, Tallahatchie
Montgomery formed 1871 from Carroll, Choctaw


1840 Carroll Co. MS Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Carroll Co. MS Census
Pg.198, #45, John M. OWENS? 34 VA tailor $450
                  Elizabeth 35 SC
                  Catharine 13, William 12 AL
                  Tandy 10, Thomas 8 AL
                  George 5, John M. 3 MS
                  Mary T. 2/12 MS
                  Mary T. DUNCAN 18 SC

1860 Carroll Co. MS Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Carroll Co. MS Census
Subdivision 28 Twp 16 Range 4E, P.O. West Station
Pg.456, #32-32, SMIPS?, W.A. (m) 27 AL farmer $200-$200
                  Mary 27 AL keeping house
                  Ella 1 AL
                  DUNCAN, Willis 10 MS BLACK
                  SNIPS, W.B. (m) 1/12 MS (white) b.Aug.


Carroll Co. MS Marriage Bonds, v.A, 1834-1853 (FHL film 895,135)
      A-833, Bond of William Duncan and William P. Bole, 3 Oct. 1848, for marriage of William Duncan to Catherine Early; married 4 Oct. 1848 by Henry Pitman.


Carroll Co. MS Deed Index 1834-1871 (FHL film 893,220)
      A-386: Duncan, Stephen from Gibson & Gibson
      F-238: Duncan, Lucy from TC? to State of MS
      H-440: Duncan, John from Marsh & Howard
      K-404: Duncan, John to A.J. Willis conster?
      K-621: Duncan, John to Thomas Reedy
      K-644: Duncan, John from W.A. Hadden
      L-97 (99?): Duncan, John to Jerry Howell
      L-120: Duncan, William from State of Mississippi
      Quit copying most; skimmed through Book P
      N-696: Duncan, John et ux to J.A. Binford
      O-267: Duncan, J. et al to G.W. Townsend

Carroll Co. MS Deeds
      A-387: 19 Sept. 1836, Ambrose Gibson and wife Margaret, and Gibson Gibson (sic) and wife Adeline, all Warren Co. MS, to Stephen Duncan of Adams Co. MS, mortgage (not copied; slaves, land, etc.). (FHL film 893,221)
      F-238: 21 Sept. 1842; notice of sale to highest bidder 27 May 1842, 80 acres in W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 27 T16 R?, the property of Lucy Duncan, the tax collector sold to State of MS for $20.78 as taxes for 1841; Lucy Duncan a non-resident of State of MS. (FHL film 893,224)
      N-696: 6 Oct. 1858, John Duncan and wife Lucy D. of Yellowbusha Co. to John A. Binford of Carroll Co. MS, $417, W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 36 T21 R5E, and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 31 T21 R6E, the land having once belonged to Walker Barnard and then to the State and by the State by deed 12 May 1857 to John Duncan. /s/ John Duncan of Yellowbisha, Lucy Duncan Duncan (sic). Wit. Charles A. Sullivan, Geo. Payne Quackenbos. Quackenbos testified in City/County of New York. (FHL film 893,228)
      O-267: 28 March 1857, John Duncan of Yallobusha and wife Lucy Duncan and Robert J. Walker and wife Mary B., to George A. Townsend of Carroll Co. MS, $606.52, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 21 and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 27, both T21 R3E. Jno. Duncan attorney for Robert J. Walker. John and Lucy D. Duncan appeared before Quackenbos in New York City; Walkers appeared before Charles DeSelding in Dist. of Columbia, City and County of Washington. (FHL film 893,229)


Winston Co. MS Will Record 1860-1929 (FHL film 901,718)
      I-62: Will of John Duncan of City of Jackson, MS, 11 Dec. 1865; It having pleased Almighty God to disolve my earthly household by taking to himself all my worldly treasures, Walker my first born; Lucy the young the bright and intellectual the beloved wife of my bosom; Mary my peerless daughter, and Garnett the last and youngest of them all, and being myself in good health of both mind and body yet far distant from my home and constantly exposed to perils and dangers of travel, I do hereby make ... last will. I give in her own right and free from all incumbrances to my niece Mary Jane Duncan, hereafter if she chooses, to be called Mary McFarlan Duncan, in memory of my deceased mother, my residence at Jackson, MS, known as Casamia with the furniture therein and everything thereto appertaining. The entire residue of my property real and personal to my three sisters and the aforesaid niece Mary to be equally divided; that is, to my sister Mary, the widow of Charles Stewart, 1/4 of said residue; to my unmarried sister Jane A. residing in New York, 1/4 of said residue; to my sister Louisa Brodie the wife of George Payne Quackenbros, 1/4 of said residue, and to my aforesaid niece Mary the daughter of my deceased brother William the remaining 1/4 of said residue of my estate. Appoint as my executrix and executor my niece the aforesaid Mary J. or Mary McFarlan Duncan and her brother my nephew L. Alex Duncan of the State of MS, and my brother in law George P. Quackenbros of the City of New York; no security of any kind to be required from either of them. Signed 11 Dec. 1865, John Duncan of MS. Wit. Fred. J. Stanton, Washington DC, and Duncan S. Walker, Washington DC. John Duncan of City of Jackson, being in feeble health, codicil to my will dated at the City of Washington on 11 Dec. 1865, which will was wholly written by me in my own handwriting, that the aforesaid will 11 Dec. 1865 ... that my niece Mary J. Duncan shall have my residence in Jackson MS known as Casa Mia with the furniture etc. and my jewelry and momentos, my watch, pictures, and everything else, leaving it to the pleasure of my niece to take the name of Mary McFarlin Duncan instead of Mary Jane Duncan as she may choose. Dated 26 Jan. 1872. Also make my aforesaid niece Mary McFarlan Duncan as my sole executrix, recoumenting? to her my nephew L. Alex Duncan and my brother-in-law. Wit. 26 Jan. 1872 by James R. Yerger, Wm. C. Crane, Elliott F. Ash. George R. Quackenbros as safe and reliable councellors but revoking the clause in my will of Dec. 11, 1865, as far as the same makes them executors. This 26 Jan. 1872. John Duncan. First Dist., Hinds Co., State of MS, Chancery Court in vacation, Feb. 23, 1872; last will and testament of John Duncan deceased of Hinds Co., First District, on 23 Feb. 1872 appeared W.C?. Crane and Matt F. Ash and James R. Yerger, witnesses to will of John Duncan decd ... proved on their oaths; filed for record 23 Feb. 1872; certification in Carroll Co. MS that will was recorded in Book A, Pg.525-528, 20 July 1872; certification in Winston Co. that will was recorded in Book 1, pages 62-67, 12 Sept. 1872. (MAD: see Lauderdale Co. MS for L. Alexander Duncan; Mary Duncan mar. Charles Stewart 12/19/1839 in Grenada [then Yalobusha Co.] MS, from "The Southern Banner" 1/4/1840, on pg.183, Vol.1, "Marriages and Deaths from MS Newspapers 1837-1863," comp. by Betty Couch Wiltshire, 1987, FHL book 976.2 V2w, from Dale O. Duncan 1988)

Winston Co. MS Deed (FHL film 897,905)
      M-537: 4 Jan. 1853, William A. Haddin of City of New York and wife Frances S. (/s/ Frances Sunderson Hadden) to John Duncan of Yalbusha Co. MS, $1, following land:
            Number of Patent, Section, Twp, Range, Acres, Fractions
         Nashoba Co.
            29560, S 1/2, 36-10N-12E, 138.08a
            29561, S 1/2, 27-10-12, 320.86a
            29562, E 1/2 SW 1/4, 30-10-12, 80.61a
            29563, S 1/2 W 1/2 NW 1/4 & S 1/2 NE 1/4, 2-9-12, 539.27a
            29564, E 1/2 NE 1/4, 34-10-12, 80.11a
            29565, N 1/2 1-9-12, 154.49a
            29566, E 1/2 NW 1/4 31-10-12, 80.20a
            29568, E 1/2 NW 1/4 3-9-12, 355.62a
            30648, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 28-10-11, 159.28a
            30649, W 1/2 NW 1/4 27-10-11, 79.29a
            30650, S 1/2 & W 1/2 of NW 1/4 9-10-11, 400.85a
            30651, E 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 & E 1/2 SW 1/4 8-10-11, 319.32a
            30652, E 1/2 NE 1/4 33-10-11, 80.05a
            28802, W 1/2 NE 1/4 17-9-12, 79.97a
            28803, NW 1/4 28-9-12, 159.80a
            29571, NE 1/4 NW 1/4 3-9-12, 44.45a
            29572, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 31-10-12, 40.16a
         Newton Co.
            28801, W 1/2 NE 1/4 36-8N-11, 75.88a
         Atala Co.
            29567, E 1/2 SE 1/4 23-13N-7E, 80.94a
            29569, W 1/2 NW 1/4 19-13-8, 79.85a
            29570, N 1/2 & W 1/2 SE1/4 & SW 1/4 36-13-7, 516.22a
            29573, whole section, 24-13-7, 586.56a
         Winston Co.
            28764, N 1/2 & W 1/2 of SE 1/4 & SW 1/4 18-14-11, 559.03a
            28766, NW 1/4 8-14-11, 161.33a
            23247, E 1/2 NE 1/4 20-14-10, 80.51a
            23248, SW 1/4 20-14-10 161.52a?
            23249, S 1/2 21-14-10, 321.80a
            23250, NE 1/4 25-14-10, 160.40a
            23251, W 1/2 NW 1/4 21-14-10, 80.11a
            23252, W 1/2 SW 1/4 22-14-10, 80.11a
            28765, E 1/2 NE 1/4, NW 1/4 ofNE 1/4 & W 1/2 SE 1/4 7-14-11, 600.25a
         Carroll Co.
            30743, N 1/2 SE 1/4 & E 1/2 SW 1/4 3-18-4, 517.17a
            30744, NE 1/4 7-19-5, 154.10a
            30746, E 1/2 and E 1/2 of NW 1/4 6-19-5, 380.92a
total 7,775 acres, more or less. Wit. William Martin (Mastin?), Moses B. Maclay. Ack. in New York City & Co.


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