Duncan research files of
Index to SC Land Grants 1784-1800
Name, page, Volume, Class if any, year, district
Dunken, Jesse, 594, V.08, -, 1786, 96th (Greenville)
Dunkin, Jesse, 48, V.11, 02, 1786, 96th (Greenville)
Duncan, Robert, 80, V.04, 02, 1785, 96th (Greenville)
Duncan, Robert, 367, V.28, 02, 1791, 96th, Greenville
Duncan, Robert, 185, V.06, 02, 1785, 96th (Greenville)
Duncan, Robert, 347, V.04, -, 1785, 96th (Greenville)
Duncan, Robert, 468, V.02, -, 1785 - not found
Duncan, Robert, 438, V.02, -, 1785, 96th (Greenville)
Index to SC Land Grants, Class 2 (FHL film 22,531)
Index 1822-1824, Vol.77-86:
Samuel Duncan, 392a Greenville Dist., Morgantown? Cr., 3 Dec. 1821, 63-522
Index to Misc. Grants, Vol.86-90, 1842-1874
Perry E. Duncan, 980a Greenville, Ready River, 23 Dec. 1847, 86-364
(blank) Duncan, 13a Greenville, Feb. 15, 1849, 87-18
SC Land Grants
Land grants begin with Vol. 1 through 22; then apparently all or most were recorded in a second series, "Class 2" starting again with Vol. 1 and are identical in the 2nd series.
1-536: 16 July 1784, SC State Grant to Henry Wolf, for £59.14, 594 acres in 96 Dist. on North Side of Saludy River about two miles above the fork bounding South East on land laid out to Joseph Houghs and all other sides on vacant land. (FHL film 22,532)
2-438: 21 Jan. 1785, to Robert Duncan for £20 sterling, 200 acres in the District of 96 W of the Old Boundary, but the North side of Reedy River, bounding NE on land laid for James McElroy; plat certified 8 June 1784. (FHL film 22,533; also Class 2, 4-80, FHL film 22,545) (Greenville Co. SC)
4-347: 1 Aug. 1785, to Robert Duncan for £4.10s, 193 acres in Dist. of 96 on Duncan's branch of Reedy River; plat certified 26 May 1785. (FHL film 22,534; also Class 2, 6-185, FHL film 22,546) (Greenville Co. SC)
8-594: 3 April 1786, to Jesse Duncan for £6 3s 5p, 265 acres in Dist. 96 north of Saluda River; plat certified 29 July 1785. (FHL film 22,536; also class 2, 11-48, FHL film 22,547) (Greenville Co. SC)
Series 1, 13-258: Grant 2 Oct. 1786 to Enoch Benson, £3.3.10-1/2, 193 acres in Dist. 96 on waters of South Tyger River. (FHL film 22,538)
CLASS 2 GRANTS (2nd set of volumes)
Class 2, 1-52: 16 July 1784, SC State Grant to Henry Wolf, for £59.14, 594 acres in 96 Dist. on North Side of Saludy River about two miles above the fork bounding South East on land laid out to Joseph Houghs and all other sides on vacant land. (FHL film 22,544, identical to Vol.1, did not copy) (MAD: many grants were recopied into a second series of volumes, called "Class 2" grants, but not all Class 2 grants were duplicates of others.)
Series 2, 4-431: Grant 21 Jan. 1785 to Alexander Varnon, £64, 640 acres in 96th Dist. on Reedy River adj. all sides vacant land. (FHL film 22,545)
Series 2, 22-383: Grant 2 June 1788 to Enoch Benson, £23.4.9, 996 acres surveyed for him on 15 Feb. 1788 in Dist. 96 on branches of S. Tygar River and Enoree adj. lines running NW, NE & E by lands of Sanders, NE by land unknown, NW SE & SW by land of McMillion, W & N on Richard Brassells and Ussery's lands, NW & NE on land of said Benson, the other sides by vacant land. (FHL film 22,543)
28-367: 2 May 1791, to Robert Duncan for 9 shillings 2p, 196 acres surveyed for him 7 Dec. 1787 in Dist. 96 in Greenville Co. on both sides Duncans branch of Reedy River, bounded by a line running NE by said Duncan land, NW on James Keelys land, SE by Charles Bensons land, NE on Duncans land; plat certified 13 April 1791. (FHL film 22,555)
63-522: 3 Dec. 1821, grant to Samuel Duncan, 392 acres in Greenville Dist. on some of the head waters of Mountain Creek and Beaver Dam Creek, waters of the Enoree River, and some branches of Ready River, bounded by John Salmon, Waddells, Philips, and vacant and Joel Clardy's land. (FHL film 22,568)
Greenville Dist. SC Plat Book A, 96th Dist., N.side Saluda River, 1784-85, 1788, 1793-94; Greenville Co. SC pages 342-358 (FHL film 1,023,684)
Name, Date of Warrants, Acres, Date of survey (no years), acres, surveyor's name, #, page
Duncan, Joseph, 5/21, 140a, 6/27, 103a, surveyor Wm. Benson, #219, pg.86
Duncan, Robert, 5/21, 200a, 6/14, 200a, Geo. Salmon, #182, pg.69
Langston, Joseph, 6/28, 640a, 6/29, 640a, Wm. Benson, #517 (#547?), pg.178 (no Duncan neighbors on plat)
Langston, John Jr., 6/28, 640a, 7/3, 620a, George Salmon, #79, pg.35 (no Duncan neighbors on plat)
Langston, John Sr., 5/21, 640a, 6/14, 639a, George Salmon, #168, pg.63, Reedy River (no Duncan neighbors on plat)
Greenville Dist. SC Plat Books
Survey Book A, 1784-1794 (FHL film 292,481):
A-80: #201, Charles Benson, warrant 21 May 1784 for 640 acres in 96th District, surveyed 31 May 1784 a quantity of 483 acres on both sides Reedy River, all sides adj. vacant land; surveyor Wm. Benson.
A-248: #744, Charles Benson, warrant 21 Aug. 1784 for 150 acres, surveyed 20 Sept. 1784 a quantity of 118 acres in 96th Dist. East of Ancient Boundary on Fairforrest Creek adj. Benjamin Thomson, one side unknown, other sides vacant land; surveyor Wm. Benson.
Survey Book B, 1785-1787 - no Charles Benson
Survey Book C, 1785-1788 - no Charles Benson but poor index
Survey Book D, 1788-1799 - no Charles Benson (FHL film 292,482)
Survey Book E, 1788-1803 - no Charles Benson
Survey Book F, 1799-1803 - "B" index page missing
Survey Book G, 1804-1819:
G-83: Joseph Batson, warrant 2 July 1812 for 100 acres, surveyed on 4 July 1812 a quantity of 34 acres on both sides of branch of Reedy River adj. Elias Earle, F. Hawkins, and Joseph Batson; surveyor W. Hooke DS; chain bearers Alexr. Montgomery, Michael Cardy.
Greenville Co. SC Land Grants, Surveys, etc., from 96th Dist.; early years include Laurens & other counties formed from 96th Dist. (some from Isadora Spurlock 11/1990)
Survey Book A, 1784-1794 (also called Plat Book A): (FHL film 292,481)
A-69: Pursuant to a warrant from John Thomas, Esq., Commissioner of locations, dated 21 May 1784 admeasured and laid out unto Robert Duncan a tract of land containing 200 acres in 96 District west of the old boundary on the north side of Reedy River bounding NE on land laid out for James McElroy all other sides vacant land, and hath such form and marks as the above plat represents; surveyed 14 June 1784; recorded 2 Aug. 1784; George Salmon D.S. (and from Isadora Spurlock 11/1990)
A-86: Pursuant to warrant from John Thomas Esqr. Commissioner of locations dated 21 May 1784, I have measured and laid out unto Joseph Duncan a tract of 103 acres land situate in 96 District on the Branches Saluda River and a branch of Reedy River bounding to the S & SW on land laid out to Charles Benson and on all other sides by vacant land and hath such shape and marks as the above plat represents. Surveyed 27 June 1784; rec. 10 Aug. 1784; Wm. Benson, D.S. (and from Isadora Spurlock 11/1990)
(IDS: Also entries in Book A for William Aldridge (Alred) north side Saluda River, 28 June 1784, 200 acres, surveyed 15 June 1784, rec. 7 Aug. 1784; and for Isaac Bogan on north side Saluda River, 21 June 1784, adj. north side Saluda River, surveyed 3 July 1784, rec. 29 Sept. 1784.)
Survey Book B, 1785-1787: (FHL film 292,481)
(indexed) Langston, Jeconias, 2/23/1785, 500a, 5/20/1785, 489a by Jo. Wofford, #1507, pg.138
B-13: Warrant (no date), to James Duncan, 150 acres in 96 District, North Saluda River, on the dividing ridge between Enoree River and Duncan Creek below the Indian Boundary, bounded on all sides by vacant land. Surveyed 2 Oct. 1784; rec. 20 Jan. 1785.
B-34: Warrant 6 Sept. 1784, to John Duncan, 33 acres in 96 Dist., north side Saluda River, below the ancient boundary on waters of Bush River, bounded N by land laid out, East by Thos. Lewis land, SW by John Wilkinson's land. (triangle) Surveyed 24 Sept. 1784; rec. 15 Feb. 1785.
B-138: Pursuant to warrant entered 2/23/1785, surveyed for Jeconias Langston 489 acres N. of Saluda on Sanders branch, waters of Reedy River, West of Indian Boundary Line, adj. south by James McRoy and Robert Duncan lands, N by Jas. McRoy's land, E. by Thomas Woods land, all other sides vacant. Surveyed 5/20/1785 by Jas. Wofford; rec. 5/25/1785. (MAD: Jechonias Langston's will was proved Sept. 1788 third Monday, on evidence of Benjamine Beson, from pg.73 in "Spartanburg Co. SC Minutes of County Court 1785-1799" by Brent H. Holcomb; FHL book 975.729 P29s)
B-139: 20 May 1785, to Robt. Duncan, 193 acres in 96 Dist. on Duncans Branch of Reedy River (sketch shows neighbors as Hakny and Robert Duncan and vacant land). Surveyed 26 May 1785; rec. 27 May 1785.
B-270: Warrant 25 July 1785, to Jesse Duncan, 265 acres in 96 Dist. north of Saluda River above the ancient line (sketch shows neighbors as Rubin Shanger?, George Reed, and the Saluda River not navigable). Surveyed 29 July 1785; rec. 16 Sept. 1785.
B-290: Warrant 7 April 1783, to Nelson Dunkin, 250 acres in 96 Dist. on waters of Bush Creek (sketch shows neighbors Samuel Edmund? and vacant land). Surveyed 16 June 1785, rec. 13 Oct. 1785. (MAD: Newberry Co. SC)
Survey Book C, 1785-1788 - no Langston (FHL film 292,481)
C-213: Warrant 15 Nov. 1786, to John Duncan, 80 acres on waters of Bush River (sketch shows neighbors Oneall, Elisha Ford, John Duncan, Isaac Cook). Surveyed 18 Nov. 1786, rec. 13 Dec. 1786. (MAD: Newberry Co. SC)
Survey Book D, 1788-1799 (FHL film 292,482; plats showing borders of land)
D-3: Pursuant to Warrant from Comr. of locations N.Saluda River, I have laid out to Enoch Benson, 996 acres in Greenville Co. on branches of So. Tygar adj. Sanders tract, McMillion, Ussery, Nick Brassel; surveyor Robt. Prince D.S., 15 Feb. 1788; rec. 22 March 1801.
D-15/16: Pursuant to warrant from Comr. of locations N.Saluda dated 10 March 1788, I have laid out to John Duncan, 550 acres in Laurens Co. in 96th Dist. on Duncans Creek of Enoree adj. NW by land surveyed for John Odell & James Duncan, E by vacant land & Joseph Duckett and Levi Casey, N. by John Clark & John Duncan & Ambrose Whitten, W. by James Duncan, vacant, and Henry Davis; survey 13 March 1788, Abel Parson D.S.; rec. 10 May 1788. (page numbers duplicated and out of sequence for several pages)
D-32: Pursuant to a warrant from Comr. of Lands dated 10? May 1788, I have laid out to William Duncan 79 acres in 96th Dist. on a branch of Tygar River, adj. SW Hagers land, SE & SW by William Henderick's land, NE by Wm. Duncan's land, NW by Thomas Douge's? land, all other sides vacant; surveyed 13 May 1788, Jas. Wofford D.S., rec. 8? Aug. 1788. (MAD: Spartanburg Co. SC) (definitely 79 acres, not 12?a)
D-51: Pursuant to Warrant from Comr. of lands 96th Dist., N. Saluda, dated 28 Nov. 1788, I have laid out to Robert Duncan 196 acres in said Dist. in Greenville Co. on both sides Duncan's branch of Reedy River, adj. by a line running NE on said Duncan's land, NW on James Neely's land, SE by Charles Benson's land, NE on Duncan's land; surveyed 7 Dec. 1787, Jos? Whatner? D.S.; rec. 14 Nov. 1788. (MAD: Grant 28-367, 5/2/1791, 196a surveyed 12/7/1787, plat cert. 4/13/1791)
D-71: Samuel DUNLAP, 65 acres Br. Rayborn Co., Laurens Co., S.C. (copied by Juanita Breckenridge as Samuel "Duncan", Recorded Deed 1799-1803)
D-125: Pursuant to a warrant from Comr. of lands dated 19 Dec. 1790, I have laid out to William Duncan 290 acres in said Dist. on Little Beaver Dam waters, waters of Saluda River, adj. a line running SW on William Wood's land, NW on Laffarty's lands, NE on lands laid out Taverner Bell's, all other sides vacant; surveyed 6 Jan. 1791, Benj. Arnold D.S.; rec. 24 Feb. 1791. (MAD: one Beaverdam Creek in ? Edgefield Co. SC, off little Saluda River)
D-480: Pursuant to warrant from (Comr. of lands) dated 9 Jan. 1799, I have laid out to John Duncan 76 acres in the Dist. of Washington and Greenville Co., on both sides of a branch of Saunders' Creek waters of Reedy River, adj. W. by said Duncan and Langston's land, S. by Solomon West's land, E. by John West's land, NE by vacant land; certified 14 Jan. 1799, John Young Jr., D.S.; rec. 18 Feb. 1799.
No Jacorus Langston (had land adj. Robert Duncan)
Vol.E to G (v.D-G) 1788-1819 (FHL film 292,482)
no Jechorius Langston; no Duncan Vol.E-G
no Thomas Duncan plat before 1818
Vol.H, 1819-1837 (FHL film 292,483)
H-46: Pursuant to warrant from Comr. of Lands for the Dist. of Greenville dated 20 March 1821, I have laid out to Saml. Duncan 252 acres on branches of Mountain Creek and branches of Beaver Dam waters of Enoree River, and on fall branches waters of Reedy River, adj. John Sammons, SE by Clardy and Batson's line, SW and all other sides by land unknown; surveyed 22 March 1821, B. Griffith D.S.; rec. 10 May 1821.
H-53: Pursuant to warrant from Commr. of Locations in Dist. of Greenville 10 June 1821, I have laid out to Samuel Duncan 392 acres in Greenville Dist. on some of the head waters of Mountain Creek and Beverdam Creek waters of Enoree River and some branches of Reedy River, bounding SE & NE by John Sammon and Waddill & Phillips & vacant land, NW & SW by vacant & Joel Clardy's lands; surveyed 20 June 1821, Thos. Crawford D.S.; rec. 28 Aug. 1821.
Greenville Co. SC Land Grants, Surveys, etc., from 96th Dist.; early years include Laurens & other counties formed from 96th Dist. (looking for Lynch family whose daughter Mary mar. Thomas Duncan in 1790 in Washington Co. TN)
A-237: Warrant 30 July 1784, to William Lynch, 140 acres on 96 Dist., Greens Creek of South Pacolet River, bounded on all sides by vacant land. Surveyed 22 Sept. 1784; Rec. 11 Dec. 1784. (FHL film 292,481)
B-272: Warrant 12 Aug. 1785, to William Lynch, 100 acres in 96 Dist. north side Saluda below the old boundary on both sides of South Pacolate River (sketch shows neighbors George Thomson, John Gavin?, and vacant land). Surveyed 18 Aug. 1785, rec. 19 Sept. 1785. (FHL film 292,481)
C-183: Warrant (no date) to John Linch, 200 acres in 96 Dist., No. Saluda, on Linch's Creek in Laurens County (sketch shows neighbors Wm. Hutcheson, Thos. Murphy, vacant land). Surveyed 14 Feb. 1787; rec. 3/5? March 1787. (FHL film 292,481)
D-17: Warrant 3 Oct. 1786, to John Lynch, 196 acres in 96 Dist. above the old boundary on the branches of Beaverdam Creek of Middle Tygar & branch of Big Green? Creek of Saluda River (sketch shows neighbors Duncan Campbell and vacant land). Surveyed 3 Oct. 1786; rec. 16 May 1788. (FHL film 292,482)
D-72: Warrant 11 Oct. 1788, to William Linch 350 acres in Greenville Co. on branches of Pattersons Creek on Saluda River, bounded ... Jeremiah Russell. (sketch of land shows name "James Bruce" but text of description shows an apparent erasure over the grantee's name and "William Linch" written in darker ink). Surveyed 13 Oct. 1788; rec. 20 March 1789. (FHL film 292,482)
D-290: Warrant 15 Jan. 1793, to William Linch, 508 acres in Greenville on both sides of a branch of Wires? Creek on north fork of Saluda, bounded NE Wm. Linch, SE Henderson's, SW James MeElheny & vacant land, NW by Wm. Cornding?. Surv. 17 Jan. 1793; rec. 9? April 1794. (FHL film 292,482)
E-134: Warrant 24 April 1793, to Elijah Lynch, 41 acres on Cannons Creek in Newbury Co. (sketch of land shows neighbors David Reed, Crout, Wm. Gray, Canard). Certified 6 May 1793. (FHL film 292,482)
F-23: Warrant 5 April 1799, to William Lynch, 408 acres in Greenville Co. on branches of Suger?s creek of Chickaroa River water of Saluda River, bounded SW by James Bruce, NW by vacant land & William Lynch's land, NE by John Forister, SE by John Nicoll, Elijah Moore?, Denis Duff & William Henson. Surveyed 8 May 1799; rec. 7 Oct. 1799. (FHL film 292,482)
G-21: Warrant 14 Oct. 1802, to James Hall Junr, 293 acres on Gap? Creek a branch of NE fork Saluda River on head branches of Tygar River, bounded SW by Jorden Holcombe, NE by John Brasil, other sides vacant. 1 Nov. 1802. Recorded for & elapsed by Wm. Lynch junr. Rec. 17 Dec. 1804. (FHL film 292,482)
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