Duncan research files of
ROBERT DUNCAN, Revolutionary War Pension Application S-21167; S-29612 (FHL film 970,864; and from Lenox Baker 12/1980)
Age 73 on 13 Oct. 1834; lived Randolph Co. NC, when entered the service; drafted 3 mos about 2 mos before battle of Guilford in 1782(?); guarded corn in Randolph Co. After discharge, enlisted 2 mos to count as 3 mos. Then moved into Washington Co. TN, on Wattauga River. In the Fall, draft of men against the Cherokee Indians. This was in the Fall of 1780(?). "He entered the service this time as a substitute for his cousin Charles Duncan who had been drafted for three months." Served not less than two months. Depositions of Elias Allread, Sr. of Hall Co. GA on 11 June 1834; and John Duncan of Hall Co. GA on 14 July 1834. Robert born Randolph Co. NC on 14 June 1762; record of age in family bible. Lived SC since 2 years after end of Revolution where he now lives; known to Earle Hunt and Jno. Young Esq. who live in the neighborhood and can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief in his service as a soldier of the revolution. Depositions by William King clergyman and Jno. Young of Greenville SC. Paid to 4 ---- 1842.
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"The Colonial and State Records of NC" pub. 1886 by William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, index by Stephen B. Weeks (FHL books 975.6 N2n from index from Evelyn Sigler 1/1984; some from Evelyn Sigler from Memphis Public Library Book 975.6 N86; some from SUTRO book F251 N6 V.4-7, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; Some from Vol.13, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25 from NC Archives, Raleigh NC; Vol.1-25 on FHL fiche 6,078,231; Vol.27 index, vol.28-30 FHL book 975.6 N2n; Vol.17 missing in microfiche set; some on FHL film 874,168)
Volumes 1-10 are titled "The Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1662-1776" and volumes 11-26 are titled "The State Records of North Carolina, 1776-1790"
Volume 16, pg.1002: Roster of the Continental Line from NC 1783 (alpha. by Regiment)
Regiment, Name and rank, companies, dates of commissions & enlistments, periods of service, occurrences:
16:1039: 1st Regt. Duncan, Jesse, Pvt.; Reid's Co., May '76, 2-1/2 years, dischd. 28 May '79.
16:1045: 10th Regt. Duncan, William, Pvt; Hogg's Co., 20 Apr. 76, 2-1/2 yrs, dis. 19 Oct. 1781.
(next name) Duncan, George, Pvt., Hogg's Co., 20 Apr. 76, 2-1/2 yrs.
WILLIAM DUNCAN, widow Sarah, W-21015, NC, SC (from Alice Duncan 11/1983 and from FHL film 970,864, National Archives Roll 864)
Applied 22 June 1824, age ca 76, in Greenville Dist. SC; enlisted winter or spring 1776 in Granville Co. NC for 2-1/2 years, in Capt. William Glover's Co. of Continental Line, 6th NC Reg. under Col. William Taylor, until 1778 discharged at West Point NY by Col. Hogan; again enlisted for 18 months; supporting statements of John Lock, George Duncan, John Washington (not in file); schedule of property incl. no land, 2 beds, etc., and debts due Capt. Isaac Green, Maj. Jno. Brown, Dr. Richd. Harrison; has wife age ca 50 and 5 ch. living, dau. Sarah age 23 living with him, others Mary 33, Thomas 22, Turner 21, Elizabeth 18 all married and not living with him.
Appl. 8/19/1841 of Sarah Duncan in Greenville Dist. SC, age ca 75, the widow of William Duncan who was citizen of Granville Co. NC when he enlisted bef. 1780 under John Hart and served 4 years down to 80 or 81 in company under Capt. William Glover at least part of the time; after his 1st term and their marriage, he was drafted & served 8 months till peace made, under Capt. Charles Yancey, in SC; they married 8/23 1780 or 81 in Granville Co. NC, after he left service the first time but before the 2nd term when he was drafted; William died 10/2/1835.
Statement 8/28/1841 of Sion Turner of Greenville Dist. SC, acquainted with William & Sarah Duncan over 60 years, was present at their marriage in 1780 or 81, remembers William's service, Sarah Duncan his sister now age 75 years and in 76th, his elder by about 18 months. Statement 8/28/1841 by Mary Turner (wife of Sion Turner) of Greenville Dist. SC, dau. of John Hart who was 1st Lt., remembers William's service, was at the marriage of William Duncan to Sarah Turner; after mar. William was drafted and served tour in SC, they moved to SC ca 35 years ago, he died ca 6 years ago of Greenville Co. SC. Statement 8/30/1841 by John J. Ligon, acquainted with Sarah Duncan, widow of William, for over 30 years, and with Sion Turner & his wife Mary Turner. Statement 10/15/1841 by Sarah Duncan of Greenville Dist. SC, age 75 years ... William Duncan d. 10/2/1835. Statement 10/15/1841 by Stephen Neal of Greenville Dist., knew Sarah Duncan widow of William for over 25 years. Declaration by Sarah Duncan 4/19/1845 aged 76 years, that she had obtained a 5-year pension, and is still a widow; declaration 6/16/1848, age 79 years, still a widow. Letters in file that there were two applications for a widow's pension, one for 5 years and one for life.
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ISHAM KENDRICK, Rev. War Pension, Rejected, NC, R5862, widow Elizabeth Duncan (FHL film 971,471)
Cherokee Co. GA, 4 July 1850, Application of Elizabeth (X) Kendrick of Cherokee Co. GA, aged 79 years, to obtain the benefit of the provision of an act of Congress passed July 7, 1838, entitled, "An act granting half pay and pension to certain widows and all other subsequent acts and resolutions of Congress for the benefit of widow of deceased revolutionary soldiers"; that she is the widow of Isham Kendrick who was a private in the revolutionary war; she says she does not now recollect to have heard her husband say how many tours he went, the best of her recollection is he served in all 12 months or above that time. She recollects to have heard her husband say one of his Captains was Sterling Clack one of his Majs. Charles Davis; she states that a part of the time he was under Gen. Morgan; she says she has frequently heard her husband say he fought in the Battle of the Cowpens and in a battle or skirmish at Hillsborough; she states that her husband joined the army in NC, that he was living in Warren Co. and joined in that county, she believes he was attached to the cavalry a part of the time; she does not know that she can make the proof of the above statements by any living witness except by a Mr. Mayfield who was in life and residing in Spartanburg SC a short time ago; she has heard her husband and Mr. Mayfield frequently speak of being in the war at the same time; she further states that she and Isham Kendrick were married in Warren Co. NC by Wyat Hawkins Esq. on 17 April 1788; that her maiden name was Elizabeth Duncan; she states the bible containing the original family record was left with her relatives in Spartanburg Dist. SC when she removed from that place; she does not know whether it is now in existence or not; a number of years ago, the old bible was becoming suritated? and worn, that her son Alston Kendrick transcribed the record into his own bible; she does not know that she can prove the marriage by living witnesses unless by Mrs. Alcey Wood who was in life a short time ago in Spartanburg SC, that they lived together as husband and wife up to the day of his death which took place 17 March 1818; that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to 1 Jan. 1794.
Letter 21 Nov. 1933 to B.C. Holtsclaw, Univ. of Richmond, Richmond, VA, re his inquiry for record of Isham Kendrick: He married on April 17, 1788 in Warren Co. NC to Elizabeth Duncan; he died March 17, 1818, in Spartanburg Dist. SC, his age is not shown; his widow Elizabeth Kendrick applied for pension July 4, 1850, when she was then 79 years of age and living in Cherokee Co. GA; she had previously lived in Greenville and Spartanburg Dist. SC; that Isham Kendrick enlisted while residing in Warren Co. NC, served about 12 months in all as a private with NC troops, part of the time in Capt. Sterling Clack's Co. under Major Charles Davis, and was in the battles of Cowpens and Hillsborough. The claim was not allowed as the widow failed to furnish proof of the alleged service in accordance with the requirements of the pension law. Reference was made to their son Alston Kendrick; in 1850 the widow's sister, Mrs. Alcey Wood, aged 71 years, testified in Greenville Dist. SC in behalf of the widow; no further discernible family data.
Greenville Dist. SC, 7 Oct. 1850, Affidavit of Mrs. Alsey Wood, aged 71 years, that her sister Elizabeth Kendrick of Cherokee Co. GA who she understands is applying for a pension as the widow of Isham Kendrick a Rev. soldier (aged 80? years at this time), and Isham Kendrick were married in Warren Co. NC 62 years ago by one Wyatt Hawkins Esq., that she well recollects as she was present and saw them married; that a Miss Betsy Jackson was a waiter according to the best of her recollection; Miss Jackson was present she knows; that she went to live with her sister Mrs. Kendrick the seven years after her marriage with Isham Kendrick and continued in the family up to the time of her own marriage which took place the very last of the year 1793 or the first of the year following; that her sister Elizabeth Kendrick and Isham Kendrick lived together as husband and wife up to the time of his death which to (sic) place 31 years ago; she recollects the death of Kendrick by the death of one of her children which was in March 1818; that she has frequently heard Isham Kendrick speak of being in the revolutionary war of being in the battles of the Cowpens and at Hillsborough in a skirmish or battle; that her sister has remained the widow of Isham Kendrick up to this time. She states she has been acquainted with Abraham Mayfield from her first recollection and she has heard him speak many times of being in the war with Isam Kendrick, that Mayfield departed this life about six months ago in this district.
Hall Co. GA, 13 Sept. 1853, affidavit of Rebecca (X) Atkins aged 75 years who stated she has been personally and intimately acquainted with Isham Kendrick and Elizabeth Kendrick his wife 40 or 45 years, about 45 years to the best of recollection, first in Greenville then in Spartanburg Dist. SC; that she was acquainted with them to the time of Isham Kendrick's death which took place in Spartanburg Dist. SC in 1818; she knows it was that year by the birth of one of her children which was afterwards in that year; that she was living in the neighborhood at the time of his death and well remembers the sale afterwards; that Isham Kendrick and Elizabeth Kendrick at the time lived together as husband and wife; that she does verily believe they were married as she never heard any person before or since Kendricks death dispute their marriage; she has been acquainted with Elizabeth Kendrick who now and ever since she removed from SC lives in Cherokee Co. GA and who is still a widow, is applying for a pension as the widow of Isham Kendrick, a revolutionary soldier; that from her first acquaintance with Isham Kendrick he bore the name and reputation of being a faithful soldier in the revolutionary war on the Whig side and she does verily believe he was a faithful soldier as she never heard it doubted or disputed ... She is not related to Elizabeth Kendrick and she has no interest whatever in any pension Elizabeth Kendrick may receive from the US government.
Pension Office, Jan. 4, 1854, to Pollard Webb Esq., Sir: The case of Elizabeth Kendrick widow of Isham of GA, Act July 7, 1838, has been re-examined. It has been shown that a I. Kendrick did render some service in the war of the Revolution but no evidence has been adduced to show that the I. Kendrick who served was the husband of the applicant. The date of her marriage must be shown by record, public or private, or its absence accounted for, when proved? testimony will be considered.
(MAD: he b. 1755 Granville Co. NC, mar. 1781 Elizabeth Tucker in Warren Co. NC, mar. 2nd 1788 Warren Co. NC to Elizabeth Duncan (1770/1 VA d. 1853 Cherokee Co. GA); he d. 3/17/1818 Spartanburg Dist. SC; Eliz. applied for pension 7/4/1850 at age 79 in Cherokee Co. GA, her sis. was Mrs. Alsey Wood age 71 in 1850. Cannot find Alsey Wood. One Alsey Abigail Duncan mar. Benjamin Wood, possibly Culpeper Co. VA (parents not known), she had brothers Samuel & John, she of Spartanburg Co. SC 1810 (Nancy Reba Roy files). Isham Kendrick & wife Elizabeth had son Alston Wood Kendrick b. 1/21/1801 d. 6/12/1853. ("Old southern bible records : transcriptions of births, deaths and marriages from family Bibles, chiefly of the 18th and 19th centuries" by Memory Aldridge Lester, 1974, FHL book 976 V29L, for Alston Wood Kendrick; and "Historical Southern Families" Vol.1 by John Bennett Boddie, FHL book 975 D2b, re Kendrick Fam. pg.62 for extract of Rev.War Pension)
Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL films 840,459; and from Mildred Hofer 4/1980)
Duncan, William, widow Nancy; WO 9874, WC 6562; BL 37213-160-55; Private in Capt. Garrison's Co. SC Mil. 11/6/1814 to 3/12/1815; wid. res. 1855 Pickens Co. SC, 1872 "Pickens, Pickens Co. SC?", 1875 Greenville Co. SC; maiden name Nancy Grainger mar. Jan. 7, 1812, Greenville Co. SC; sol. d. Dec. 26, 1830, Greenville Co. SC; wid. d. about 1880.
Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During War of 1812 (FHL film 882,596 "G" for Garrison service)
Garrison, Bar. D., 3 Regt. (Alston's) SC Mil, War 1812, Captain-Captain
(MAD: William Duncan, widow Nancy (Grainger), was a Private in Capt. Garrison's Co. SC Militia 1814-1815, mar. 1812 in Greenville Co. SC; wanted to know which Regt. and Commander. Compiled service records, 3 Regt. (Alston's) SC Militia: Benjamin F. Dunkin, William Duncan. Benjamin F. Dunkin is said to be Benjamin Faneuil Dunkin of Charleston or Georgetown Co. SC per Biog. Directory of SC House of Reps.)
William W. Duncan, 2 Regt. (2nd Battalion, Oswald's) SC State Troops; Ensign - Ensign (Compiled Rec.) (Barnwell Co. SC, per Jennings Genealogy)
William Duncan, Nash's Regt. SC Vols, Private (also John, Jonathan, Robert, Hugh in Pendleton Co.) (Compiled Rec.)
"SC Troops in Confederate Service" Vol.I (1st Regiment, S.C.V.), by A.S. Salley, pub. by R.L. Bryan 1913-1930 (FHL film 982,339; MAD: the record of each company is given, including location and battles during the war)
First (Gregg's) Regiment, S.C.V.
Pg.424: W.H. Campbell's Company. A muster roll of Sept. 3, 1861, shows that a company commanded by William H. Campbell was at that time attached to Gregg's Regiment. This company had volunteered and commenced service at Greenville, Aug. 27, 1861, "for and during the war now existing between the Confederate States of America & the United States"; was mustered into Confederate service at Lightwoodknot Springs, Sept. 3, 1861, by J.L. Black, Captain, P.A.C.S., Mustering Officer. This company was evidently soon assigned to some other regiment as there is but the one roll of it as a part of Gregg's Regiment. The following roster has been compiled from this muster roll.
Pg.426: Privates: Duncan, Andrew, enlisted at Greenville, Aug. 27, 1861.
Duncan, B.P., enlisted at Greenville, Aug. 27, 1861.
Duncan, Jordan, enlisted at Greenville, Aug. 27, 1861.
"SC Troops in Confederate Service" Vol.II (2nd, 3rd and 4th Regt. S.C.V.) by A.S. Salley (FHL film 982,339; MAD: the record of each company is given, including location and battles during the war)
2nd Regiment, S.C.V.
Pg.9: Company A, Governor's Guards, an existing Volunteer Company. The company was mustered into Confederate Service at Camp Davis near Richmond, VA, by John Scott, Captain, C.S.A., Mustering Officer, May 22, 1861. The following muster rolls of the company are available and from them the succeeding roster of the company has been compiled: May 22, and one later but undated, and June 30, 1861; Jan. 8, May 1 and Nov. 1, 1862; Jan. 1, Feb. 28, June 30, Aug. 31, Nov. 1, 1863; Feb. 29, April 30, and June 30, 1864.
Pg.21: Private: Duncan, R.P., enrolled at Columbia, April 8, 1861, for State duty; mustered into Confederate service May 22, 1861; not on any subsequent available muster roll. (MAD: see Greenville Co. SC)
Pg.35. Company B (Butter Guard). This company was of Greenville Dist. The muster roll of the Company of May 22, 1861 contains the following statement: "This company was an existing volunteer corps attached to the Militia of SC, called into active service in SC on April 15, 1861, at Columbia, SC, where the company remained until 6 May 1861 when they left for service in VA. This company was mustered into Confederate service at Camp Davis near Richmond, VA, by John Scott, Captain, C.S.A., Mustering Officer, May 23, 1861. The following muster rolls of the company are available, from them the succeeding roster has been compiled: May 22 and July 1, 1861; May 1 and Oct. 31 and Dec. 31, 1862; Feb. 28, June 30, Aug. 31, Oct. 31 and Dec. 31, 1863; Feb. 28, May 1 and July 1, 1864. (MAD: locations and battles given, not copied)
Pg.48-49: Privates: Duncan, A. Sloan, enlisted at Greenville for State duty, April 13, 1861, mustered into service May 23, 1861; on muster roll of July 1, 1861; not on that of May 1, 1862 or any subsequent available muster roll.
Duncan, James M., enlisted at Greenville for State duty, April 13, 1861, mustered in May 23, 1861; reported on muster roll of May 1, 1862, as absent with leave, in SC; not on any subsequent available muster roll.
Duncan, Robert P., enlisted between May 23 and July 1, 1861; on muster roll July 1, 1861, not on that of May 1, 1862 or any subsequent available muster roll.
Duncan, Wylie H., enlisted at Greenville for State duty, April 13, 1861; mustered into Conf. service May 23, 1861; reported on regimental return of Jan. 17, 1862, as absent at Greenville, sick, since Sept. 1, 1861; reported on muster roll of May 1, 1862, as present; wounded at Sharpsburg, Sept. 17, 1862; reported on muster rolls of Oct. 31 and Dec. 31, 1862, as absent, at Greenville, wounded; reported on muster roll of Feb. 28, 1863 as absent, wounded; not on any subsequent available muster roll.
Pg.157, 230, 236: Two men are listed in the "unofficial compilation" for the 2nd Regiment S.C.V. as being transferred Company B, to Orr's Regiment, Rifles, S.C.V. (MAD: See DAR cemetery records in Greenwood Co. SC for Richard Duncan, a member of Orr's Rifles in the Civil War. No other mention of Orr's Rifles in these three volumes.)
4th Regiment, S.C.V.
Pg.621: Company F. This company joined for duty and was enrolled at Greenville, April 14, 1861, and was mustered into Confederate service at Columbia by Lt. Colonel B.E. Bee, S.C.I., Mustering Officer, June 7, 1861. The following muster rolls of the company are available, and from them, the succeeding roster has been compiled: June 7, 1861; June 30, 1861; Aug. 31, 1861; Oct. 31, 1861; Oct. 31, 1861 to Jan. 1, 1862 (MAD: locations of muster rolls given but not copied).
Pg.622: 2nd Lieutenant: Duncan, Robert P., brevetted 2nd Lieutenant from Private, Oct. 28, 1861; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant between Nov. 15, 1861, and Jan. 1, 1862; reported on muster roll of Jan. 1, 1862, as at general hospital at Richmond, VA, sick.
Pg.626: Private: Duncan, Robert P., transferred from Company B, 2nd Reg. (Infantry), S.C.V. (see page 49) Oct. 5, 1861; brevetted 2nd Lieutenant Oct. 28, 1861. Enlisted at Columbia by Captain Hoke, May 1, 1861.
Pg.631: Company G. This company joined for duty and enrolled at Greenville, April 14, 1861, and was mustered into Confederate service at Columbia, by Lt. Colonel B.E. Bee, S.C.I., Mustering Officer, June 7, 1861. The following muster rolls of the company are extant, and from them, the succeeding roster thereof has been compiled: June 7, 1861; June 30, 1861; Aug. 31, 1861; Oct. 31, 1861 (MAD: some locations of muster rolls given but not copied).
Pg.635: Private: Duncan, A.S., enlisted at Germantown, VA, by Capt. Hawthorne Sept. 1, 1861; reported on muster roll of Oct. 31, 1861, as on detached service, furloughed.
Private: Duncan, Thomas W., joined for duty and enrolled at Greenville, April 14, 1861; mustered into Confederate service at Columbia, June 7, 1861; reported on muster roll of Oct. 31, 1861, as present, sick.
TN Confederate Pension Applications (FHL film 969,776)
#5628, Thos. Duncan, filed Sept. 18, 1903, rejected; applicant Thomas (X) Duncan, native of SC, res. Greenville, Greene Co. TN, was soldier from SC under Capt. Bucher, Col. Roberts, Lieu. Phillips, forgot the Co. and Regt. as I am no scholar; b. SC, Greenville Co., Aug. 13, 1823; enlisted Aug. 1863 under Capt. Bucher, Col. Roberts, Lieu. Phillips; contracted rheumatism; was discharged at Charleston from army; served as a home guard until close of war; took oath of allegiance Aug. 4, 1865; family consists of wife and one of our grandchildren; my wife is 79, children belong to both sexes; I can't work being 80 years old; own 10 acres very poor land; res. of TN 37 years; /s/ 16 Sept. 1903; wit. R.C. Keller, C.W. Duncan; wit. to mark: Sarah Duncan, W.M. Graham. Statement by C.W. Duncan: I am a son of Thomas Duncan, was 10 years old when my father went into the army; I have carried letters from him and heard them read by my sister; I am the only witness in TN, all of his witnesses in SC are dead; I am 50 years old and a Minister of the Gospel; /s/ 16 Sept. 1903.
"Union Service Records, AR" 1st Cavalry (from Kit Smith 8/1983)
Lemuel J. Duncan, b. ca 1804-17, Co. C., E-24 July 1862 Madison Co. AR, DA 27 Mar. 1863, age 58, b. Greenville Co. SC; age show as 45 & 50. (MAD: Cannon Co. TN 1850)
Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
Duncan, Henry W., widow Duncan, Annie; H 14 US Inf.; 1927 Sept. 12, Invalid Appl. #1591337, no cert., SC; 1928 Aug. 3, Widow Appl. #1620449, no cert., SC. (MAD: ?? see Greenville Co. SC, d. 10/6/1927)
Duncan, Willis Jennings, widow Duncan, May D. (MAD: not Mary); 1st Lt L 1 SC Inf.; 1920 June 26, Invalid(S) Appl. #1434231, Cert. #1181791, SC; 1929 Feb. 12, Widow(S) Appl. #1635355, Cert. #A-4-3-29, SC; no remarks (MAD: ? 1860 Barnwell Co. SC census, b.1858)
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