Duncans in Brunswick Co. NC


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

Last revised January 13, 2012

Formed 1764 from New Hanover, Bladen
Columbus formed 1808 from Bladen, Brunswick


1790 Brunswick Co. NC Census
Pg.189  Duncan, Elias       133xx

1800 Brunswick Co. NC Census
Pg.20A  Elias Duncan        01201         - 02101
        Demsey Duncan       20010         - 10100
          (next to each other)

1810 Brunswick Co. NC Census
        No Duncan indexed

1820 Brunswick Co. NC Census
Pg.  5  Duncan, Ezek        001101        - 21011
         (MAD: 1810 Horry Co. SC?; see Duplin Co. NC deeds 1800-1804)

1830-1840 Brunswick Co. NC Census
        No Duncan indexed

1850 Brunswick Co. NC Census
Pg.140, #39, Hugh N. PEAVEY 38 NC MULATTO blacksmith
                  Mary E. 35 NC (White)
                  Lazarus 14, Levi 7, MULATTO NC
                  Winny DUNCAN 25 NC (White)
                  McDaniel 3 NC (White)

1860-1870 Brunswick Co. NC Census
                  No Duncan indexed


Land records, North Carolina and Tennessee; indexes, 1600-1959; by NC Secretary of State, Land Grant Office (Placerville FHC on loan 1/4-5/2012)
      Land warrants are documents issued at local land offices to purchasers of public lands. When these warrants are surrendered, the buyers are issued conveyances (deeds). The land warrants (and other miscellaneous records) are organized by file numbers in alphabetical sequences of counties. Some of the counties are now Tennessee counties. These records are in packets. On each packet cover are spaces for the following information: file number, county, purchaser's name(s), number of acres, grant number, date issued, entry number, date entered, book number, page number & location. ... The key to finding the related packets are the file numbers.
      Land grant index cards, 1693-1959, Archibald Caddell (Richmond) - William Durram (Buncombe Co.) (FHL Film 1,942,614)
            Dunken, Elias, File No.236, Brunswick Co., 100 acres, Grant No.85 issued 27 Oct. 1784, Entry No.25 entered 19 July 1778, Book No.56, page no.4, Location: Lying on the seven Creek
            Dunkin, Elias, File No.595, Brunswick Co., 50 acres, Grant No.279 issued 6 Dec. 1794, Entry No.632 entered 13 Dec. 1787, Book No.84, page no.117, Location: On Bear Branch

NC Land Grants 1792-1798 (FHL film 18,062 and from Mary Sims)
      Brunswick Co. - Elias Dunkan, 50 acres
      (MAD: wanted better date but could not find entry)

Brunswick Co. NC Deeds & index A-K 1764-1931 (grantors on FHL film 328,704; grantees on FHL film 328,710)
      No deed indexed from David Duncan to Philip Perry between 1779-1810; see Deed A-46 in Columbus Co. NC
      Grant A-88: 6 Dec. 1794, NC Grant #297, £10 per 100 acres, to Elias Duncan, 50 acres in Brunswick Co. on Bear Branch, including his mill, as by plat annexed; no neighbors names. (FHL film 18,316)
      Deed A-125: 20 Oct. 1766, Wilmington, NC; Robt. Howe to Alexander Duncan of Wilmington [New Hanover Co.], merchant, £619.15, negro slaves; men and boys Quash, Sammy and Simeon; women and girls Judith, Willoughby, Kenour?, Allice, Flavia, Jenny, Katy, Peggy, Nanny and Hannah Jr. Wit. Saml. Neale. (FHL film 18,311)
      B-266: 27 Oct. 1784, NC Grant #85 for 50 sh per 100 acres, to Elias Dunkin, 100 acres in Brunswick Co. on the Seven Creeks; no neighbors given. (FHL film 18,311)
      D-247: 13 Oct. 1800, Sion Sellers of SC to Elias Duncan of Brunswick Co. NC, £8.10, 100 acres on S.side Seven Creeks adj. said Elias Duncan's line; wit. Andrew Hardie Jr., Jordan Sellers, Benja. Sellars; proved Oct. 1800 by Jordan Sellers. (FHL film 18,312)
      I-88: 25 Oct. 1819, Ezekiel Duncan of Brunswick Co. NC to Andrew Nealy of same, $100, 100 acres on S.side Livingston Creek, being part of a survey of land granted by patent to Samuel Waters Esq. for 626 acres dated 9 April 1770, adj. John Williams corner; wit. Wm. Smith, John Nealy; proved by Wm. Smith July, 1821. (FHL film 18,313)
      No others through 1850


Brunswick Co. NC cross index to wills 1764-1946 (FHL film 18,321)
      No Duncan


"Columbus Co. NC Abstract of Deed Books A & B, 1808-1818" Vol.1 by Jason M. Williamson, ca 1980 (FHL book 975.631 R2w)
      MAD: Deed A-89 (pg.60) shows a grant on 15 Oct. 1783 to Joel Sellers for land in Brunswick Co. on Seven Creeks adjoining Elias Duncan, who with Demsy Duncan was a witness to Deed A-136 (pg.5) on 2 Feb. 1798 from Alexander Stephenson to Hardy Benton.


JAMES AYRES, "son of Daniel Ayers", Rev. Pension Application R334, SC-VA (FHL film 970,098, National Archives Roll 98) (MAD: see Pickens Co. SC for more)
      Declaration, Pickens Dist. SC, 6 Oct. 1834, of James Ayres, aged 73; that when he was age 20 as well as he recollects?, his father entered him in what was called the minute service called to guard the frontier of Georgia, his enlistment was as he believes for 18 months; he served out his tour of 18 months under Capt. William Ayres, Col. John Stewart and ... (in crease of page) ... most of the time on the frontier of Georgia and South Carolina against the Indians? and was discharged in Augusta Georgia in the year 1775 as well as he recollects. Soon after his arival? home to Kershaw, he turned out volunteer under Capt. William Nettler? under Col. John Marshall, was marched toward Savannah in the lower part of SC and discharged at Granby? at the end of his tour, he is positive he served at this time not less than two months. Afterwards in the year 1778 he went from Kershaw Co. SC where he then lived into Landcaster Co. SC in another 18 month tower under Capt. Wm. Dunkin and Colo. Wm. Drennon and after his tower with Gen. Green he knew the applicant volunteered his service in the militia under Capt. Wm. Greson.
      (MAD: wanted location of James Dunkin of 4th VA Regiment)


1900-1903 "NC Historical and Genealogical Register" 3 vols, by James R.B. Hathaway (Vol.1 & 3, FHL book 975.6 D25n; Vol.2, FHL film 1,033,858)
      Vol.3, pg.495-6: NC Gleanings in England, by Lothrop Withington 1903 and unprinted manuscripts of Mr. Henry Fitzgilbert Waters. ... John Dalrymple, Esq., second lawful son of Sir John Dalrymple of Courland in the Kingdom of Scotland, Barronet. Will 25 Feb. 1742-3, proved 8 Oct. 1767. All estate of lands, slaves, goods &c to beloved wife Martha Dalrymple and in case I survive Martha Dalrymple, then to be sold and one third to my good Friend The Honourable Roger Moore Esq. and the other two thirds to be divided amongst my dearly beloved brothers and sisters, vizt., William Watters, Joseph Watters, John Watters, Samuel Watters, Sarah Tillingham and Elizabeth Howes. Lastly, I will that the Plantation of Spring Garden be appraised and that the Name of Watters beginning with the Eldest may have the first offer of buying it. Execs. Martha Dalrymple, Honourable Roger Moore Esq., William and Joseph Watters. Wit. Jno. Swann, Geo. Lockhart, George Moore. Admin. of John Dalrymple late of Brunswick County in the Province of North Carolina and a reduced Captain of Sir William Pepperel's Regiment of Foot, Esq., deceased, for purpose of sueing from Richard Crosdill of Petty France in parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, or his Representatives all money due by virtue of two separate Letters of Attorney from said John Dalrymple dated 24 and 25 Nov. 1760 on account of 3% Annuities erected by Act of 25th King George the Second and for half pay due said John Dalrymple deceased as a reduced Captain in Sir William Peperill's late Reg., but no further, granted to Alexander Duncan, attorney of Martha Dalrymple, widow, the relict of deceased and only surviving executor, now residing in Brunswick Co. aforesaid, Hon. Roger Moore Esq., William Watters and Joseph Watters other executors dying without taking execution. 12 Dec. 1787, administration with will annexed of John Dalrymple, late of Brunswick Co. in the State (Ed: sic) of NC, late reduced captain in Sir William Peperill's late Reg. of Foot, left unadministered by Alexander Duncan, deceased, attorney of Martha Dalrymple deceased, relict, surviving executor and universal legatee granted to Elizabeth Dalrymple otherwise Hamilton Maegill, widow administratrix with will and codicil annexed of aforesaid Martha Dalrymple. Legard, 369. (MAD: apparently source of the documents)


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