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Duncans in Jones Co. NC


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

Last revised August 9, 2008

Formed 1778 from Craven


1790-1820 Jones Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1830 Jones Co. NC Census
Pg.144  William Duncan      1010,001 - 0000,001

1840-1870 Jones Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed


Jones Co. NC Will, Book A, 1778-1807 (FHL films 386,900 and 19,238 item 2, and extract from Peggy Ward 2/1996)
      A-26/28: Will of John Gunter Sr. of Jones Co. NC, 24 June 1781, proved March 1784; wife Lucy furniture etc. and lend for lifetime or widowhood all my real & personal estate except that given my three young children at their freedom, Charles Gunter, Wiley Gunter, Nancy Gunter; to son Charles Gunter the choice of my young negroes, etc., to son Wiley Gunter the second choice of all my young negroes, etc., to my daughter Nancy Gunter third choice etc.; residue equally divided after my wife's death or marriage and my young children's freedom, ... children John Gunter Jr., Lucy Duncan, Isham Gunter, Thomas Gunter, Saml. Gunter, Mary Duncan, Joshua Gunter, Charles Gunter, Wiley Gunter, Nancy Gunter; execs. son John Gunter, William Busick; wits. William Busick Jr., Benjamin Wilcocks, Jean Mackee.

Chatham Co. NC Wills, NC Archives 022.801.1 (extract from Peggy Ward 2/1996)
      Pg.133, 13 Dec. 1789, John Dunkin of Lexington Co. SC for £100 current money paid by Isham Gunter of Chatham Co. NC, sold said Isham Gunter such part and share as Lucy Dunken, dau. of John Gunter, late of Jones Co. decd, and now the wife of John Dunkin; ... part thereof and share that I am entitled in right of my wife Lucy Dunkin of the estate of the late Samuel Gunter dec. of Lexington Co. SC ... said John Gunter and Samuel Gunter, decd.; wit. Zachr. Harmon, James Lasater.


"Abstracts of Records of Jones Co. NC 1779-1868" by Zae Hargett Gwynn (FHL book 975.621 N2a)
      This book contains abstracts of many early records of Jones Co. NC which should be consulted. The early Deeds include deeds in 1809 from Jacob Rhodes to his children including a daughter Barbara Duncan, 1812-1814 deeds to and from Edmund Dunkin, a reference in an 1838 deed by Henry Shute of Craven Co. NC to William Dunkin and wife; and deeds in 1833 from William Duncan and wife Civil, dau. of Isaac Kornegay. There are numerous other references to early Duncans.

MAD: One William Dunkan lived in Jones Co. NC when he sold land in 1809 in Duplin Co. NC to John Flowers of Wayne Co. NC (from Duplin Co. NC Deed 4A-92, in "Duplin Co. NC Abstract of Deeds 1784-1813" Vol.1, by Eleanor Smith Draughon)

"Marriage and death notices from the Southern Christian Advocate" Vol.1, 1837-1860, by Brent H. Holcomb (from Marion H. Duncan, 3/1983)
      This book contains the obituary of James Duncan, who was born in Duplin Co. NC in 1802; his parents moved to Jones Co. [NC] when he was a child, where he lived until 1827 when he moved to Upson Co. [GA]; he died 15 Nov. 1860 in Taylor Co. GA.


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