Duncans in Itawamba Co. MS


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

Last revised August 31, 2004

Formed 1836 from Chickasaw Cession 1832
Lee formed 1866 from Itawamba, Pontotoc


1840 Itawamba Co. MS Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Itawamba Co. MS Census
6th District
Pg.306, #61, John F. DUNCAN 38 SC farmer $1000
                  Sarah F. 30 AL
                  Milly A. 20, Mary A. 18 TN
                  P. Miller (m) 15 TN
                  William 12, John S. 10 MS
                  James K. 8, E.D. (f) 7 MS
                  Maoma C. (f) 4, Jacob T. 1 MS
                  (MAD: 1860 Pontotoc Co. MS census; Mary Ann Duncan mar. Franklin Souther 12/4/1850; Emily A. Dunkin mar. Robert Gamble 10/2/1851)
Pg.341, #547, Virgil J. DUNCAN 38 GA farmer $500
                  Nancy M. 28 AL
                  Mathew R. 8, James J. 7 MS
                  Nathl. T. 6, Georgianna V. 5 MS
                  William D. 2, Elizabeth 1 MS
                  (MAD: one Virgil J. Duncan was in Greene or Troup Co. GA 1836, and was a nephew of Elizabeth Sanders of 1860 Greene Co. GA)
7th District
Pg.359, #285, James W. DUNCAN 38 SC farmer $500
                  Susannah 38 SC
                  Mary E. 17, George 16 AL
                  Columbus 14 AL
                  Pinkney 12, Henry 9 AL
                  James 7 MS
                  (MAD: wife Susannah Roberts; from Perry Co. AL; Columbus L. Duncan mar. Lucy Ann Hall 9/30/1855)
Pg.408, #414, Moses SHAVER 40 SC farmer $0
                  Tamsey (f) 40 SC
                  Martha 13, Elizabeth 10, Paulina 7 AL
                  William 4, Lucinda 3, Sarah 1 AL
                  (MAD: looking for Moses Shaver mar. Louiza C. Dunkin 4/18/1836 Perry Co. AL)

1860 Itawamba Co. MS Census (part also from Robert J. Lytal 1998)
P.O. Mooresville
Pg.46, #292, Virgil J. DUNCAN 48 GA farmer $1000-5300
                  Nancy M. 38 AL
                  Matthew R. 18 MS
                  James J. 16, Nathaniel 15 MS
                  George Ann (f) 14, William 13 MS
                  Elizabeth 12, Archy (m) 9 MS
                  Thomas 8, Emma 6 MS
                  Levi 5, Caswell (m) 3 MS
                  Faris (m) 1, Tansey? (m) 7/12 MS
                  (MAD: Virgil Jenkins Duncan died 1878 Limestone Co. TX, wife Nancy Matilda Gallaway; from info of Charles M. Duncan)
Pg.58, #378, Thomas DUNCAN 46 SC farmer $1000-495
                  Sarah 46 SC
                  Nave? W. (m) 20 SC farm laborer
                  Susan E. 18, Abraham 16 SC
                  Julia 11, Robert 8 SC
                  Arthur CASELY? 57 SC farmer
                  (MAD: 1850 Edgefield Co. SC census, son Noah M. age 10; wife said to be Sarah Newton, sister of Joshua Duncan's wife)
Pg.58, #379, Joshua DUNCAN 37 SC farmer $1500-315
                  Mary 42 SC
                  Martha 15, Emeline 12 SC
                  Simeon 10 SC
                  Sarah E. 8, Harriett 3 SC
                  (MAD: 1850 Edgefield Co. SC census; 1870 Lee Co. MS census; wife said to be Mary Newton, sister of Thomas Duncan's wife)
P.O. Fulton
Pg.141, #928, George DUNCAN 25 AL farmer 0-$320
                  Mary J. 25 MS
                  James 7, Hederick L. 4 MS
                  Martha A. 1 MS
Pg.141, #929, James W. DUNCAN 47 SC farmer $200-2500
                  Susannah 46 SC
                  Pinckney G. (m) 21 AL
                  James M. 10 MS
                  (MAD: 1870 Hill Co. TX census)
Pg.143, #943, John LITTLE 67 NC farmer $0-$1500
                  Elizabeth 64 NC
                  Susan 30 TN
                  Thomas L. 28 NC farm laborer
                  James 19, John A. 12, Hodges 5, Jessee 2 MS
                  (MAD & RJL: John Little mar. Elizabeth Duncan 4/7/1815 Lincoln Co. NC, dau. of John Duncan died 1827 Hardeman Co. TN; 1850 Tippah Co. MS census)
Pg.143, #944, John W. LITTLE 23 MS farmer $0-$500
                  Mary 20 TN
                  James 2 MS
                  Malinda BURTON (f) 60 SC farmer $1000-$470
                  Allen S. 32 TN farmer
                  William 30, Samuel 25 MS farm laborers
                  Nathaniel 21 MS farm laborer
                  Sylas B. 18 TN farm laborer
                  (MAD & RJL: John W. Little mar. Mary J. Duncan 12/18/1856 Hardeman Co. TN)
P.O. Smithville
Pg.331, #2232, Jerry FURGUSON 32 VA? farmer $300-310
                  Sarah 34 SC
                  Wiley 16, Samuel 12 MS
                  Charles S. 10, Louisa 7 MS
                  Abner 5 SC, Mary 5/12 MS
                  Emily DUNCAN 20 SC
                  Elintus? (m) 4 AL

1870 Itawamba Co. MS Census
Pg.402, #177-180, NEWTON, Caroline 24 GA (white) keeping house $0-$0
                  Arthur 5 MS at home
                  Zacheus (m) 4 MS
                  Lula (f) 1? MS
                  DUNCAN, James 25 MS (white) farmer $0-$0
                  Mary 21 MS keeping house (not mar. in year)
                  ROLEN, Sam 30 AL (white) farm laborer
Pg.416, #77-77, HUDSON, Isaac 25 MS (white) farmer $100-$300
                  Sarah 22 MS keeping house
                  Mary 2 MS at home
                  TICE, Cages? (m) 16 GA (white) farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, John 16 TN (white) farm laborer
                  JONES, Allen 14 MS (white) farm laborer


Itawamba Co. MS Deeds (FHL film 901,622; partial; from Georgia Helderlein)
      N-247: 19 Aug. 1842, Gilford Stokes and wife Susanah of Itawamba Co. MS to John F. Duncan of same, $550, 160 acres, NE 1/4 Sec. 2, Twp. 7, Range 6E. No wit.


Pontotoc Co. MS Deeds (FHL film 897,526)
      9-119: 15 April 1852, John F. Duncan and wife Sarah F. of Itawamba Co. MS to James Holcome of Pontotoc Co. MS, $225, SE 1/4 Sec.29 T7 R5E; no wit; ack. in Itawamba Co. MS.
      9-215: 5 Nov. 1852, Thomas L. Duncan (no wife) of Pontotoc Co. MS to John F. Duncan of Itawamba Co. MS; that John F. Duncan executed to Thomas L. Duncan this day his several promissory notes for $500 each, payable annually for 12 years; Thomas L. Duncan sells to John F. Duncan land, NW 1/2 Sec. 4, Twp.9, R3E, also negroes, horses, cattle, hogs, provisions of all kind that may be found on the place above described together with all waggons and farming utensils, except that said Thomas L. is to use and enjoy during his natural life the services of (one of the negroes). Wit. H.S. Long, Wm. Robertson.

HISTORIES before 1923

1891 "Biographical and historical memoirs of Mississippi : embracing an authentic and comprehensive account of the chief events in the history of the state, and a record of the lives of many of the most worthy and illustrious families and individuals" 2 vol. pub. in 2 parts each; pub. by Goodspeed Pub. Co. (FHL book 976.2 D3b and films 845,437 item 2, and 845,438 items 1-2, and 845,439 item 1)
      Vol.1 Pt.2 Pg.675-6: J.S. DUNCAN, whose postoffice address is Pontotoc, MS, was born in Pontotoc county in 1840. He is a son of John F. Duncan, a native of Franklin Co. AL, who was born in 1812. He first married a Miss Brotherton, in 1830. To them were born four children. Sarah F. Cole, who married John F. Duncan, was born in Tuscola, Ala., in 1820, and was his second wife. They were married in Pontotoc county in 1836, and Mr. Duncan engaged in planting, and in the grocery trade at Bridgeport, Miss. He was a man of considerable political influence. He served Pontotoc county as a member of the board of supervisors, for four years, and was also state magistrate. As far back as 1850 he was elected to represent Itawamba county in the state legislature. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan had nine children, of whom three are yet living. In 1860 he married, for his third wife, Miss Carrie Souter, who bore him eight children, all of whom are living. He was a member of the Baptist church, ... He died in 1880. J.S. Duncan began life for himself in 1861, enlisting in the Confederate service under Capt. John H. Miller, as a private in the 1st MS volunteers. ... He was married in 1866 to Miss K.S. Wells, who was born in SC in 1852. Her father, J.S. Wells, was a prominent farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have three children: Vallie L., Effie T. and Edward F. .... (MAD: see Tishomingo and Pontotoc Co. MS)

1892 "A Memorial and biographical history of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas : containing the early history of this important section of the great state of Texas, together with glimpses of its future prospects : also biographical mention of many of the pioneers and prominent citizens of the present time and full page portraits of some of the most eminent men of this section" pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. (FHL film 1,000,604 item 6; Houston, TX, library book 976.43M from Lucille Mehrkam 1984; and from Kit Smith 1983)
      Pg.695: J.M. DUNCAN cashier of the Farmers Natl. Bank of Hillsboro was born in Itawamba Co. MS, in 1849, son of J.W. Duncan who was born in SC in 1813. The latter, a farmer by occupation, came to Texas 1869, where he was presiding Justice during years 1873-74-75 and afterward retired to his farm where he died in 1889. His wife, nee Susan Roberts, was born in SC in 1815 and died 1884. J.M. Duncan the youngest of eight children .... In 1869 Mr. Duncan married Miss N.A. Warren, daughter of Charles Warren of MS. ....


1992 "Clark County, Arkansas, Past and Present" ed. by Wendy Richter, pub. by Arkansas History Commission, 1992 (FHL book 976.749 D2c; from Randy Hoover 8/2001)
      This book contains a biographical sketch of Thomas Duncan, b. 12/2/1813 SC, d. 4/9/1884 Clark Co. AR, and wife Sarah Newton, and his children, including Susan E. Duncan who married William O. Hare 12/20/1860 at Itawamba Co. MS.


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