Duncans in Davidson Co. TN


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

Last revised July 24, 2013

Formed 1783 from Washington
Sumner formed 1786 from Davidson
Williamson formed 1799 from Davidson
Rutherford formed 1803 from Davidson
Cheatham formed 1856 from Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery


1830-1840 Davidson Co. TN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Davidson Co. TN Census (and from Roy Hall 2/1989)
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
Nashville City
Pg.98 (186), #207-212, Wiley DUNCAN 24 TN "none" $0
                  Sarah F. 22 TN
                  Levy 5, Margaret A. 3 TN
                  Wm. 6/12 TN
                  Hanah ADAMS 20 TN
Pg.101 (204), #254-260, Daniel CAMERON 58 SCT merchant $10,000
                  Sarah 64 SCT
Pg.101 (204), #254-261, John COLLARD 31 PA Confectioner $0
                  Margaret 23 TN
                  Sarah 1 TN
                  Grace CAMERON (f) 40 SCT
                  A.A. (f) 14 AL
                  John DUNCAN 32 SCT Painter
Pg.262 (526), #1273-1277, Jas. DUNCAN 30 KY Carpenter $0
                  Louisa 19 KY
                  Cora 2 KY
                  Eudora (f) 6/12 TN
                  (MAD: James (Harvey) Duncan mar. 1st Fanny Young 3/14/1843, bond shows "Mrs. Francis Dawson," Garrard Co. KY; mar. 2nd Louisa Hudson 10/29/1847 Brown Co. OH)
Civil District 21
Pg.376 (753), #228-231 (#238-241), Joseph DUNKIN 37 KY Day Laborer $0
                  Sarah 33 KY
                  John 10, Eady 7 TN
                  Levi 5 TN
                  (MAD: new 2nd digit in household numbers written above old digits on each household on this page)

1860 Davidson Co. TN Census
9th District
Pg.163 (144), #988-988, A.J. DUNCAN (m) 35 TN merchant $125,000-$350,000
                  Martha 24 TN
                  Mattie 5, Andrew E. 3 TN
                  Maggie 1 TN
                  (MAD: A.J. Duncan was bro-in-law to W.J. Dale, son of Thomas W. & Eliz. of DeKalb Co. TN; Eliz. in 1850 Maury Co. TN census)
Pg.180, #---, Penitentiary
Pg.180 (65), #---, D. DUNCAN (m) 43 TN 1858 larceny
Pg.180 (66), #---, T.L. DUNCAN (m) 26 TN 1857 murder
14th District
Pg.240 (15), #115-115, James HAY 27 TN overseer
                  Martha 30 NC
                  Nancy 5, Mary 3, Hanah 3/12 TN
                  (MAD: James F. Hay m. Martha C. Duncan 10/15/1851 in Maury Co. TN; no other good match for James Hay to Martha ---- in Middle TN marriages)
19th District
Pg.270 (122), #831-792, J.H. DUNCAN (m) 40 KY stock trader $0-$450
                  Mrs. L. 29 KY
                  Cora 11 KY
                  Udora (f) 10, James 7 TN
                  Mongelia (m) 3 TN
                  Mrs. HUDSON 67 KY
                  J.D. WOODS (m) 27 TN stone cutter married in year
                  M. Anna (f) 17 KY married in year
                  (MAD: James Harvey Duncan, 2nd wife Louisa Hudson mar. 1847 Brown Co. OH; 1870 Wilson Co. TN census)
21st District
Pg.286 (102), #---, County poor house
                  H. DUNCAN (f) 25 TN pauper
Nashville Ward 4
Pg.369 (100), #---, Other prostitutes
                  Anna DUNCAN 19 Canada prostitute
Nashville Ward 5
Pg.412 (164), #1052-1211, Samuel D. MORGAN 61 VA merchant $100,000-$125,000
                  Matilda 58 VA
                  Samuel D. 19, Harriet 16 TN
                  Joseph A. DUNCAN 25 SC clerk $0-$20,000
                  Madeline 20 TN
                  Matilda 2, George 6/12 TN
                  (MAD: see 1860 Bedford Co. TN Deed EEE-414 from "Jas. Allen Duncan"; from Barnwell Co. SC)
Nashville Ward 7
Pg.461 (76), #527-606, David DUNCAN 29 GA plasterer
                  Margaret 24 NC
                  Mary T. 3, Carlton 1 IA ("Iowa")
Nashville Ward 8
Pg.485 (34), #226-282, Wiley DUNCAN 35 TN engineer $0-0
                  Sarah 28 TN
                  Levi 15, Ennis (m) 3 TN
                  Georgiana 2/12 TN
Pg.500 (11), #82-78, Robt. DUNCAN 27 SCT "nothing" $0-$0
                  Susan 25 IRE
                  John 3/12 TN
Pg.503 (17), #122-118, L. HUTCHINSON (m) 35 TN saddle maker & fam.
                  D. DUNCAN (m) 27 SCT saddle maker

1870 Davidson Co. TN Census
10th District, P.O. Nashville
Pg.338, #36-42, KIMBALL, Frank 30 TN BLACK steamboat hand
                  Helen 26 KY MULATTO keeping house
                  Maria 10 TN BLACK at home
                  Willie 3 TN MULATTO at home
                  DUNCAN, David 63 VA MULATTO shoemaker $50.00-$0
Pg.359, #352-418, DUNCAN, Andw. J. 42 TN (white) Banker $80,000-$20,000
                  Martha W. 34 TN keeping house
                  Mattie 15, Jackson 12 TN at home
                  Margaret 9, Cooper (m) 7 TN at home
                  Lee (m) 5, Busie (f) 2 TN at home
                  Josie (f) 2-1/2 TN b.Apr. at home
                  KNIGHT, Sampson 20 TN MULATTO at home
                  HORTON, Flerena (f) 35 TN BLACK cook
                  STAMP, Mollie 18 TN BLACK house servt.
Pg.367, #439-519, Convicts in penitentiary (semi-alphabetic order), including
(Pg.369)            DUNCAN, Calvin (m) 19 TN (white) Con. laborer
District 11
Pg.390, #181-184, DUNCAN, Wiley 49 TN (white) farmer $0-$0
                  Sarah 38 TN keeping house
                  Enos (m) 11 KY at home
                  John E. 1 TN at home
District 13, P.O. Nashville
Pg.428, #342-377, WRIGHT, Hubert 50 TN BLACK common labor $0-$0
                  DUNCAN, Jane 24 IN MULATTO keeping house
Pg.433, #431-469, Baptist Theological Institute
                  JACKSON, Fountain? (m) 26 TN MULATTO theological student
                  DICKENSON, Stephen 32 TN BLACK theological student
                  POLK, John 22 Delaware BLACK theological student
                  FINNISCK?, William 24 SC BLACK theological student
                  DINKINS, Charles 13 MS MULATTO theological student
                  PIDBALL, John 23 MS MULATTO theological student
                  JACKSON?, Martha 27? TN BLACK house keeper
Pg.438, #504-542, HOWARD, William 39 AL BLACK works on farm $0-$0
                  Louisa 19 TN MULATTO washing
                  William 3 TN BLACK
                  COLEMAN, Margaret 45 NC BLACK washing
                  DUNCAN, Winny 55 KY BLACK washing
                  DAVIS, Mary 25 KY BLACK washing
District 17, P.O. Edgefield
Pg.33, #375-505, DUNCAN, Rbt. 40 SCT (white) house painter $0-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Susan 35 IRE (blank), parents of foreign birth
                  Jno. 10, Susan 6 TN, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 5, Jessie (m) 3 TN, parents of foreign birth
                  Robt. 4/12 TN b.Feb., parents of foreign birth
Pg.52-53, #575-787, CONNELLY, Jno. 40 IRE laborer $0-$400, parents of foreign birth
                  Vieny (f) 40 IRE, parents of foreign birth
                  Jno. 13, Pat 14 (m) IRE, parents of foreign birth
                  DODD, Mary 17 IRE, parents of foreign birth
                  Viney (f) 12, Pat (m) 9 TN, parents of foreign birth
                  Jno. 1 TN, parents of foreign birth
                  DANKIN, Sallie 27 TN MULATTO svt.
                  FRANK, G. (m) 28 TN MULATTO laborer $0-$200
                  Ralph (m) 3 TN MULATTO
District 21, P.O. Nashville
Pg.117, #44-(blank), Davidson County Poor House, including
                  DUNCAN, James 45 TN BLACK
City of Nashville, Ward 1
Pg.184, #(blank)-68, WOODS, Andrew 26 TN BLACK barber $0-$0
                  Maria 24 TN BLACK keeping house
                  Lillie 9/12 TN BLACK b.Sept. at home
                  SHANE, Andrew 25 TN MULATTO barber
                  DUNCAN, Robt. 21 TN MULATTO barber
Nashville Ward 3
Pg.220, #60-82, WILLIAMS, Chas. 30 AL MULATTO house carpenter, mar. in June
                  Alice 24 TN MULATTO keeping house, mar. in June
                  DUNSAN, Amelia 25 GA MULATTO seamstress
Nashville Ward 4
Pg.238, #54-83, BALLENTINE, Nauirn? (m) 27 TN BLACK laborer $0-$0
                  Ellen 25 TN BLACK keeps house
                  Albert 8, Wm. 3 TN BLACK
                  Ella 4/12 TN b.Feb. BLACK
                  HICKMAN, Matilda 16 TN BLACK domestic servt.
                  DUNCAN, Patience 60 MD BLACK
                  Rufus (m) 20 TN BLACK barber
Pg.238, #57-87, DUNCAN, Tamar (f) 25 TN BLACK keeps house $0-$0
                  Powell (m) 6, Isaac 1 TN BLACK
Nashville Ward 5
Pg.296, #68-86, EASTMAN, Lucy 52 NY (white) keeping house $0-$0
                  Charles 25 NH Dept. County Ct. Clerk
                  Lewis (m) 21 TN at home
                  Eldridge 18 TN book-keeper
                  Lucy 16 TN at home
                  John 14 TN (blank)
                  Roger 12 TN (blank
                  Wm. 23 TN clerk in store mar. in March
                  Adda (f) 21 TN at home mar. in March
                  DUNCAN, Wm. 30 TN (white) Commission Mcht $0-$10,000
                  Carrie 27 TN at home
                  Charles 5, Eldridge 3 TN
                  EASTMAN, John 42 TN locomotive builder $0-$10,000
                  Susan 40 TN at home
                  Frank 13 TN
                  FLAKE, Eliza 40 TN at home
                  Henry 21 TN Express messenger
                  BLACK, Sallie 18 TN MULATTO dom. servant
                  LARCOMBE, Alfred 21 TN (white) Book-keeper
Pg.304, #143-187, DUNSCOM, Edgar 60 GA (white) physician $0-$0
                  Cecelia 44 SAXony keeping house, parents of foreign birth
Nashville Ward 6
Pg.342, #256-300, SHAW, Samuel 50 AL BLACK laborer $0-$0
                  Sallie 47 AL BLACK keeping house
                  Rhedey (f) 43 TN BLACK wash & iron
                  JOHNSON, Malinda 21 TN BLACK wash & iron
                  DUNCAN, W.J. (m) 25 TN BLACK laborer
Pg.342, #257-301, DUNCAN, Major (m) 29 TN BLACK keeping saloon $0-$100
                  Mary J. 3 TN BLACK
Nashville Ward 7
Pg.380, #130-153, DINCAN?, Wyatt 27 NC (white) laborer $0-$100
                  Elizabeth 26 NC keeping house
                  Amanda 12 NC at school
Nashville Ward 9
Pg.457, #57-69, DUNCAN, John M. 36 TN carpenter $0-$0
                  M. A. (f) 36 TN keeping house
                  Albert 9 MS
                  John Henry 6 TN
                  Elizabeth 1 TN
Nashville Ward 10
Pg.489, #326-410, DUNCAN, Alex 36 TN BLACK laborer $0-$0
                  Maria 36 TN BLACK keeping house
                  Elizabeth 4 TN BLACK

1900 Census, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee (from Kathy Cawley 12/2008)
S.D.# 6, E.D.# 83, Page# 230B, Image# 10 of 21
520 Church Street
DUNCAN, Starkey, boarder, June 1864, age 35, W'd., TN./TN./TN., real estate agent
      KDC: this is a hotel
      (KDC: 1870 Montgomery Co. TN; 1910 Jones Co. TX)


Davidson Co. TN Marriages 1837-1847, typed by WPA (FHL film 24,631)
      John H. Ducan (sic) to Almira Bankston, 3/20/1843, 3/20/1843 by J.B. Walker, M.B., pg.117
      Rungan, Benj. M. to Mary E. Duncan, 5/31/1843, 5/31/1843 by W.H. Wharton, pg.128
      Jones, John S. to Almira Duncan, 1/23/1846, 1/23/1846 by E.S. Hall, JP, pg.209 (MAD: ?? widow of John H. Duncan??)
      No others


Davidson Co. TN Wills
      Book A, 1773-1774; Book B, 1794- - no Duncan (FHL film 200,252)
      Book 3 & 4, 1805-1816 - no D index (FHL film 200,252)
      Book 7, 1816-1821 - no Duncan (FHL film 200,253)
      Book 8, 1821-1826 - no Duncan (FHL film 200,254)
      Book 9, 1826-1832 - no Duncan (FHL film 200,254)
            9-265: Alexander Stothart & others lot divided; commissioners appointed July 1828 to partition lot #100 in town of Nashville between Thomas A. Duncan and Jane his wife formerly Jane M. Stothart, Alexander A. Stothart and William Stothart, lot divided amongst heirs. (FHL film 200,254)
      Book 10, 1832-1836 - no Duncan (FHL film 200,255)
      Book 11, 1837-1840 - no Duncan (FHL film 200,255)
      Book 12, 1840-1843 - no Duncan (FHL film 200,256)
      Book 13, 1843-1846 - no Duncan (FHL film 200,257)

Davidson Co. TN Wills, typed by WPA (FHL film 24,632 item 2)
      1-153: 11 Aug. 1790, Isaac Linsey authorize Barnabas Boyle to superintend a survey or entry of land on the Middle Fork of Whites Creek which I entered for Jesse Duncan assee of Charles Robertson, land to join lines with his own survey and as touching the premises thereof ... Wit. Jonathan ONeal & Michael ONeal. Letter of attorney proved on oath of Michael ONeal in court July 1790. (originals on FHL film 200,252)


Land records, North Carolina and Tennessee; indexes, 1600-1959; by NC Secretary of State, Land Grant Office (SLC 5/30/2011 copied by CVD)
      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.
      Index cards to grants made in western lands, now Tennessee, prior to the cession of the lands to the U.S. government in 1789; including grants made on military warrants, patents issued after the cession date; includes WESTERN, MIDDLE AND EASTERN DISTRICTS, ca. 1778-1800 ---- "A" - David Ginn (to be cont.) (FHL Film 1,942,646)
            Duncan, Jesse*, File No.1728, Davidson Co., 274 acres, Grant No.1443 issued 20 Dec. 1791, Entry No.539 entered ----, Book No.77, page no.361, Location: N.side of Cumberland River. *Assigned to Charles Robertson.
            Duncan, William*, File No.486, Davidson Co., 228 acres, Grant No.458 issued 15 Sept. 1787, Entry No.1602 entered ----, Book No.63, page no.167, Location: On Honeyfork? (Moneyfork?) Creek. *Assigned to John Marshall.

NC Land Grants in TN (FHL film 1,013,303)
      A1-231: 15 Sept. 1787, Grant #458 to John Marshall, assignee of William Duncan a private in the Continental Line of this State, 228 acres in Davidson Co. on Many fork Creek, branch of Stones Creek, beg. on bank of creek in line of assignee of heirs of Harvall Carroll; Warrant #1602.
      A1-231: Grant #459, same date, to John Marshall, assignee of heirs of Richard Matthews, a private in Continental Line of this state, 640 acres in Davidson Co., waters of south fork of Many Fork Creek, a branch of Stones River, beg. on bank of creek south west corner to William Sanders.

Wilson Co. TN Deed (FHL film 427,168)
      E-91: 15 Sept. 1787, NC Grant #458; reference to Act to Offer Relief to Officers and Enlisted Men of the Continental Line; William Duncan was a private in the Continental Line; grant John Marshall, assignee of Duncan, 228 acres in Davidson Co. on Many Fork Creek, a branch of Stone River, per plat.

Davidson Co. TN Land Record 1788-1793, typed by WPA (FHL film 24,632)
      Pg.1: 5 July 1788, B. McCullock, assee of James Ducawn (sic), lying on Cany Fork to join lower line of 640 acres North & to run down the river for compliments. Wm. Nash. W-2510 - L3814 - A640 (640a?) D-5th (5th July 1788). Indexed "Duncan"
      Pg.46: 9 Feb. 1792, Stephen Boren, assee of Thos. Johnson of M. Armstrong, in TN County on Sulpher Fork of Red River between the line of sd. Boren, Robt. Hays, Rhos. (sic) Johnson, Martin Duncan & William Grimes to run as the law directs. Stephen Boren. W SR - L 4761 - A50 - D.9th
      Pg.95: 10 Dec. 1795, Jos. (Jas?.) Hart, assee of Fred. Jones, beg. at Fenners north west corner running along Thos. Woodards lien (sic), Thos. Johnson's, Wm. Dunkins, Jesse Canes, thence to the beg. W-3733 - L-5721 - A640 - D.10th. Removed by Jos. Hart June 4, 1796.

Davidson Co. TN Deeds (Grantor index on FHL film 392,090; Grantee index on FHL film 392,082; from index except where film number given)
      E-89: 16 July 1799, NC Grant #1970 to Benjamin McCulloch under "Act for Relief of Officers & Soldiers of Continental Line" of James Ducasom, a private in said line; grant to Benjamin McCulloh his assignee a tract of 640 acres in Davidson Co. on Snow Creek waters of Duck River; land was surveyed for McCulloch April 12, 1786, by Robert Hays, D.S., per Warrant 2510 located March 9, 1786, dated May 20, 1793. (MAD: indexed as James Duncan.) (FHL film 332,659)
      Q-889: 15 Oct. 1825, Sheriff to Thomas A. Duncan, 50a.
      R-96: 28 Jan. 1826, Clerk & Masters to Thomas A. Duncan, Lots 38 & 91, Summer St. (foreclosure sale).
      R-188: 15 June 1826, Lewis Earthman to Thomas A. Duncan & Boyd McMaury, $2500, 250 acres and 9 acres Whites Creek, north side Cumberland River. Wit. Henry Rollings, Saml. Weakley. (FHL film 332,664)
      R-621: 29 March 1828, Thomas A. Duncan to Samuel C. McConnell, part of lot 38 on Summer St., $950.
      S-138: 28 Jan. 1829, Thomas A. Duncan to Ephraim H. Foster, lot on Summer St., $800.
      S-165: 8 Sept. 1828, Henry Duncan and wife Penina?, late widow and relict of David Tatum Ethridge, both of Stewart Co. TN, to William Shelton of Davidson Co., $129, 104 acres on North side Cumberland River; said Penina her right of dower. Wit. Thos. W. Feeland?, Samuel (X) Dennis?. (FHL film 332,665)
      S-169: 7 April 1829, Thomas A. Duncan to John A. Cox et al, lots 91 & 38 near Nashville - trust deed.
      S-259: 8 June 1828, Thomas A. Duncan to Benjamin H. Brown, lot 33 Nashville.
      S-414: 24 Nov. 1829, Thomas A. Duncan to Benjamin H. Brown, lot near Nashville.
      U-178: 11 Nov. 1830, Alexander H. Stothart of Nashville, TN, to Jane M. Duncan of same, $1000, part of lot #100 on High St. (FHL film 332,666)
      U-179: 19 Oct. 1831, Jane M. Duncan of Davidson Co. TN to George C. Childress of same, 6 ft. of lot #100 on High St. It is understood and agreed that if said Jane Duncan cannot obtain from her brother William T. Stothart when he becomes of age enough of his ground lying north of her house to make an alley and passageway then the said Jane M. Duncan shall by the payment of half the consideration herein mentioned, to wit, $150 with interest ... make a private alley or passageway. (FHL film 332,666)
      U-190: 26 Oct. 1831, Jane M. Duncan to George C. Childress, part of lot #100 on High St. (similar to U-179; FHL film 332,666)
      V-390: 9 Nov. 1832, Jane M. Duncan to Alexander H. Stothart, $2500, lot in town of Nashville. (similar to U-179, U-190; FHL film 332,666)
      1-306: 23 Oct. 1837, Margaret J. (sic) Duncan to Wm. B. Shepherd, #3600, lot #100 on High St. in Nashville, that part of lot allotted to Margaret J. Duncan by commissioners to divide lot #100 amongst the children of Robert Stothart, recorded in Book 9, page 164-165 of Wills and Inventories. No Wit. (FHL film 332,668)
      Next grantor - 1852, Andrew J. Duncan.

Davidson Co. TN Land Records, 1788-1793, by Historical Records Project (FHL film 24,632 item 1)
      Looking for Register Book C-221, 263, 284, 510; E-127 (Jesse & Daniel); not this book


Go to the Davidson Co. TN Court Records


Index to Interments, Nashville City [Davidson Co. TN] Cemetery 1846-1962, TN State Library & Archives (from Joyce Colliflower 2/1989)
      Duncan, Miss H., 25 Mar. 1861, 30 yrs
      Duncan, Jessie, 5 May 1946, 73 yrs
      Duncan, John, 25 May 1878, 18 yrs
      Duncan, Miss L., 9 Sept 1872, 31 yrs
      Duncan, Levi, 18 Mar. 1867, 21 yrs.
      Duncan, Lucinda, 26 Dec. 1861, 19 yrs.
      Duncan, M.A., 22 Mar. 1852, 4 yrs
      Duncan, Mary (black), 22 Jan. 1868, 60 yrs
      Duncan, Mary J., 2 Aug. 1858, 4 yrs
      Duncan, Robert, 1 May 1889, 53 yrs
      Duncan, Robert J., 25 Sep. 1946, 73 yrs.
      Duncan, Susan (black), 23 Apr 1884, 18 yrs.
      Duncan, W.G.B., 6 Aug. 1889, 24 yrs
      Melvin, John, 30 Dec. 1885, 7 yrs
      Melvin, M.R., 2 May 1863, 36 yrs


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, Alfred H., widow Duncan, Barbara E., minors &c Duncan, Fannie; D 4 Tenn. Cav.; 1877 June 26, Invalid Appl. #238206, Cert. #161867; 1912 Nov. 29, Widow Appl. #997037, Cert. #790145, Tenn; 1930 (blurred), Minors &c Appl. #166342, Cert. #A-5-22-30; remarks XC2631070. (MAD: mustered at Nashville, Davidson Co. TN; ?? see Hamilton Co. TN)
      Duncan, Jackson, widow Duncan, Tabitha; L 12 Tenn. Cav.; 1867 Oct. 1, Widow Appl. #153040, Cert. #116843. (MAD: mustered at Nashville, Davidson Co. TN)
      Duncan, Thomas, widow Duncan, Emily Eliza; F 12 Tenn. Cav., D 23 KY Inf.; 1881 May 24, Invalid Appl. #422400, Cert. #567726, Ind.; 1916 Dec. 20, Widow Appl. #1089369, Cert. #922386, Ind. (MAD: mustered in at Camp King, KY; mustered in at Nashville, Davidson Co. TN)
      Duncan, William, father Duncan, H.W.; G 12 Tenn. Cav.; 1882 March 3, Father Appl. #301612, no cert., Tenn. (MAD: Hickman Co. TN, mustered at Nashville, Davidson Co. TN)
      Duncan, William S., widow Duncan, Sarah E.; B 26 KY Inf.; 1869 March 26, Invalid Appl. #141348, Cert. #388797; 1892 April 25, Widow Appl. #548393, Cert. #347005, Ind. (MAD: ?1850 Hart Co. KY; 1860 Hancock Co. KY; mustered in at Nashville, Davidson Co. TN)

TN Confederate Pension Applications
      #14873, C.P. Duncan, Co.F, 1 KY Inf., filed Dec. 14, 1915, rejected, Wid. #7341 (MAD: widow Signore H. Duncan, Henry Co. TN, widow of Christopher Pritchell Duncan); applicant Capt. C.P. Duncan, b. KY, res. 1501 Hawkins St., Davidson Co. TN; soldier in KY, capt. of Co.F, 1st KY Regt., mustered in service at Harpers Ferry, VA, May 5, 1861; born Calloway Co. KY Aug. 30, 1840; enlisted April 15, 1861, Co.F, 1st KY Regt., Col. Blanton Duncan was the 1st Cornal(?) and Thos. H. Taylor "supersceded" him, Wm. Preston Johnson was the Lieutenant Col.; was never wounded; old age caused disability; in prison in Paducah, KY, in 1863, released spring 1864; family consists of I and my wife, my wife is 73 years old, no children living with me, 3 sons and 1 dau.; res. of TN since 1866, have been living in Nashville since 1880; /s/ 13 Dec. 1915, Capt. C.P. Duncan, P.O. Nashville, TN. (FHL film 969,803; indexed as C.R. Duncan)

"Diary and History of 2nd TN Cavalry" by P.R. Hancock; CSA Pub. 1887 (from notebooks of Kay D. Hampton bef. 1970, loaned through Lu Durham 5/1988, now at Platte Co. MO Historical Society; typed pages "William Duncan and Ruth Rawley, Rawley & Sally McLane; "The Duncan Family Tree" "from C.A.R. to KDH to NRR 1966")
      Capt. James Harvey Duncan, b. March 10, 1817, Pulaski Co. KY, m. (1) 1843 Mrs. Fannie Dawson who d. 1847 s.p.; m. (2) 1848 Louisa B. Hudson, b. Gerrard Co. KY. They left KY in 1849 and went to Davidson Co. TN. He engaged in Farming and livestock trade. July 1, 1861, he enlisted in Co. D under Genl. Zollicoffer. He d. Oct. 15, 1873, near Sandersville, TN, a member of the Christian Church, buried McLean Graveyard in Sumner Co. TN in 1st District of Wilson Co. TN. He died from overdose of morphine, thought to be quinine. Issue: James McAfee Duncan, Mongola Duncan, Cora Duncan m. Birthright, Eudora Duncan m. Buchanan, Lizzie Duncan d. 1880. (MAD: James Harvey Duncan mar. 1st Fanny Young 3/14/1843, bond shows "Mrs. Francis Dawson," Garrard Co. KY; mar. 2nd Louisa Hudson 10/29/1847 Brown Co. OH; KDH has as son of Alexander Crockett Duncan)

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.I (from John A. Duncan 1995; FHL film 1,463,599)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.72, Company G, 3rd KY Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Calhoun, [McLean Co.] KY: Garnett Duncan, 2nd Lieutenant, enr. Jan. 8, 1864, mustered in Jan. 25, 1864 at Nashville, [Davidson Co.] TN, for 3 years; promoted from Sergeant Dec. 10, 1863.
      Pg.444, Company C, 3rd KY Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY, veteranized at Nashville, [Davidson Co.] TN, March 1864: Leander Duncan, Private, enr. Feb. 25, 1864; mustered in March 24, 1864 at Louisville, [Jefferson Co.] KY, for 3 years; mustered out July 15, 1865, at Lexington, NC.

"Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" (Union Soldiers), 1861-1866, Vol.II (from John A. Duncan 1995; FHL film 1,463,600)
      Page, Company, Name, Rank, Date enrolled, When and where mustered in, period, when and where mustered out, remarks. Separate groups for Discharged, Transferred, Died, Deserted.
      Pg.202, Company B, 26th KY Volunteer Infantry, organized at Calhoon, [McLean Co.] KY: Wm. S. Duncan, Private, enr. Sept. 1, 1861; mustered in March 5, 1862 at Nashville, [Davidson Co.] TN, for 3 years; re-enlisted and transferred to 26th KY Veteran Infantry.


Coffee Co. TN Deeds (FHL film 802,760)
      I-485/486: 1 Oct. 1858, John B. Smith of Coffee Co. TN sell to Andrew J. Duncan of Davidson Co. TN for $600 paid, a lot in town of Tullahoma, TN, on NW corner of C.C. Carter's lot, then with Lincoln St. to the corner of a lot owned by William H. Johnson, then to J.R. Graham's lot, then to a corner of said C.C. Carter, then to the beginning, including the storehouse and other improvements thereon and being the same house now occupied by myself and L.W. Marbury Esq. and which lot is more particularly described in the deed to me by William Moore, warrant title. /s/ John B. Smith. Wit. W. Britton, J.A. Carden. I, James Byrum, having heretofore had an interest in the foregoing lot and house, now convey all my interest to Andrew J. Duncan as if I had signed the foregoing deed, 1 Oct. 1858, /s/ James Byrum, wit. W. Britton, J.A. Carden. Proved by W. Britton and J.A. Carden, witnesses, 1 Oct. 1858. Registered 2 Oct. 1858. (FHL film 802,760)
      K-110: March 12?, 1859, For $700, Andrew J. Duncan of Davidson Co. TN sell to J.A. Walden of Coffee Co. TN for $175 paid and his notes executed on 1 March 1859 at 3, 6 and 9 months for $175 each, a lot in town of Tullahoma, TN, on NW corner of C.C. Carter's lot, then with Lincoln Street to the corner of a lot owned by Wm. H. Johnson, then with Graham's lot ... to a corner of said C.C. Carters, then with Carter's lot to the beginning, including a store house and other improvements thereon, warrant title. /s/ A.J. Duncan. Ack. by A.J. Duncan 26 April 1859, registered 24 Aug. 1859. (FHL film 802,760)

Franklin Co. TN Deed (FHL film 576,327)
      P-5: Davidson Co. TN Court Case, April 1835, Watson & Gibson vs. Jos. Dunkin and R.H. Wallace, deft., damages suffered by plaintiffs, by non-performance of defendants, $632.66 and costs. Rec. Davidson Co. (Nashville) 23 Dec. 1835; rec. Franklin Co. 4 Jan. 1836.

Giles Co. TN Deed (FHL film 968,948)
      Z-501: 17 Sept. 1858, A.J. Duncan by H.H. Hanes & Co., agent, to L.A. Westmoreland, $225, negro boy Ben age 19. Reg. in Davidson Co. by A.J. Duncan 20 Sept. 1858.

Sumner Co. TN Deed (FHL film 467,524)
      11-346: 26 March 1826, Alexander H. Rawlings of Sumner Co. TN to Thomas A. Duncan of Davidson Co. TN, $350, 112 acres adj. A. Rogers, Wm. Hutchison, James Howard and R. Taylor. Wit. Chs. (Charles) M. Nickal of Davidson Co., Henry W. Bugg of Sumner Co. Proven on oaths of wit.

Barren Co. KY Deeds
      K-45: 10 Oct. 1824, Joseph Duncan of Illinois, by attorney Thos. A. Duncan, to Joseph Duncan of Barren Co. KY; that by decree of the Circuit Court of Bourbon Co. KY, the said Joseph Duncan of IL was appointed commissioner in behalf of the heirs of Joseph Duncan decd. to sell land on Boyds Creek in Barren Co.; sold to Joseph Duncan of the 2nd part; by Thomas A. Duncan his attorney hereby conveyed to Joseph Duncan of Barren Co. the land on Boyds Creek belonging to heirs of Joseph Duncan decd, 158 acres, adj. lands of Christopher Tompkins, John O. Morrison, Joseph Duncan, and lands of Joseph H. McGloghan. Rec. 19 Oct. 1824 in Davidson Co. TN. (FHL film 209,724; SLC 1/9/1988)
      K-46: 24 March 1823, whereas Joseph Duncan of Illinois is possessed of a number of tracts of land in Barren Co. KY & of a lot in town of Paris, KY; that I appoint Thomas A. Duncan of Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN, attorney to dispose of the lands; my affairs in Bourbon Co. or Barren Co. KY, and to make deed for land sold to Joseph Duncan of Barren Co. KY which was the property of the estate of Joseph Duncan decd, sold under an order of Bourbon Co. Circuit Court. Joseph Duncan appeared in Davidson Co. TN 28 March 1823. (FHL film 209,724; SLC 1/9/1988)

Bourbon Co. KY Deeds, Vols.W-X 1828-1830 (FHL film 183,116; SLC 10/3/2011)
      W-429/431: 17 July 1829, Thomas A. Duncan son of Joseph Duncan formerly of Bourbon Co. KY decd, and "Margret" Jane wife of said Thomas A., all of Nashville, TN, appoint Joseph Duncan of State of IL our attorney to receive and collect any money now due us from the estate of said Joseph Duncan decd, and receive any lands etc., from the said estate and sell or dispose of the property. /s/ Tho. Duncan, M.J. Duncan. Thomas A. Duncan and wife Margaret Jane Duncan appeared 17 July 1829 in Davidson Co. TN before Stephen Cantrell and Saml. McManus, Justices of the Peace; Margaret Jane ack. the Record of Attorney; certification by Nathan Ewing, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Davidson Co. TN, certified the Justices of the Peace. Recorded 18 Aug. 1829 Bourbon Co. KY. (FHL film 183,116)
      W-446/448: 28 July 1829, Joseph Duncan for himself and wife, and as attorney of Ann D. Moore, Matthew Duncan & Susan O?. his wife, James M. Duncan & Margaret Taylor his wife, William Linn and Polly Ann his wife formerly Polly Duncan, all of State of Illinois, also Thos. A. Duncan and Margaret Jane his wife of Town of Nashville, TN, to Samuel Pyke of Town of Paris, KY, for $150? (blotted) paid, sell land in Town of Paris, Lot No.87 ... /s/ Ann D. Moore by Joseph Duncan, Mathew Duncan by Joseph Duncan, James M. Duncan by Joseph Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Wm. Linn by Joseph Duncan, Polly Ann Linn by Joseph Duncan, Thomas A. Duncan by Joseph Duncan. Ack. by Joseph Duncan in Bourbon Co. KY 7 Aug. 1829. (MAD: Fayette Co. IL 1830 census, Nashville, Davidson Co. TN) (FHL film 183,116)

Logan Co. KY Deeds (FHL film 364,596)
      33-225/226: No.226. 5 Aug. 1854, Jordan T. Judkins of Logan Co. KY to Andrew J. Duncan, George Scaright, Irby Morgan and Francis Furman, merchants trading under the style of Duncan, Morgan & Co., of Nashville, Davidson Co. TN, that Judkins for $1 paid by said Duncan, Morgan & Co., and further consideration, convey the store house and grounds of said Judkins in Keysburg, Logan Co. KY, which was purchased by Judkins from William Burnett, also one house and lot of ground in Blanville, Ballard Co. KY which was conveyed to Judkins by Peter Stratton, and appurtenances, that Jordon T. Judkins and Wallis Lewis are indebted to said Duncan, Morgan & Co. for $473.26 by note 8 April 1853 due 6 months after date, and $443.82 due 8 Jan. 1854 (more notes), if Judkins pays the notes with costs, this obligation void. /s/ J.J. Judkins. J.J. Judkins ack. mortgage 5 Aug. 1854. (FHL film 364,596)
      33-227: No.228. 5 Aug. 1854, Waller Lewis to Andrew J. Duncan, George Senright?, Irby Morgan and Francis Ferman? merchants trading under the name of Duncan, Morgan & Co. of Nashville, Davidson Co. TN, for $1, sell to said Morgan Duncan & Co. a parcel of land in Logan Co. KY adj. to the village of Volney, being the same upon which said Lewis now resides which he purchased of William F. Gains and containing 5 acres by survey, warrant title, but upon the condition that Waller Lewis and Jordan T. Judkins are indebted to Duncan Morgan & Co. for $473.26 by note 8 April 1853 due 6 months from date, $443.82 due 8 Jan. 1854, $446.02 due 8 Feb. 1854, $383.05 due 28 March 1854, $388.80 due 28 July 1854, said notes are entitled credit of $515.41, if Lewis pays off the notes with interest and cost, the above obligation is void. /s/ Waller Lewis. Wit. John A.L. Boyer, Robert G. Lewis. Proved 7 Aug. 1854 by oaths of Jno. A.L. Boyer and Robert G. Lewis, witnesses, recorded 17 Aug. 1854. (FHL film 364,596)
      33-343/346: 9 Nov. 1854, Evans G. Foulks of town of Russellville, Logan Co. KY, to Jas. H. Colstory, Robt. B. Hall, W.H. Sparfinan? & J.F. Armstrong merchants trading under the style of Coleton Hall & Co.; H. Montgomery, R. Davidge, & H.H. Buffennges? merchants trading under the firm and style of Montgomery Davidge & Co.; Joshua McDowell and Davis R. Young merchants trading under the firm and style of McDowell & Young; J.A. McDowell, D.R?. Young, Thos. B. Overton & J. Parsons merchants trading under the style and form of McDowell & Young & Co.; Wm. Piatt, Tunan? T. Bucklin and David S. Piatt, merchants trading under the firm and style of Piatt, Buckler & Co.; that Wyable? & Wheat merchants, H.T. Cass & Co. merchants, Locke Kay merchants of Louisville, KY; John Hardy of Russellville, KY; A.J. Duncan, Irby Morgan, Geo. Scaright? & Francis Furman merchants trading under the firm & style of Duncan Morgan & Co. of Nashville, TN, and A.J. Wheeler of Cincinnati, OH; that for $1 paid, sell stock in trade (mortgage, more not copied) if paid, then this obligation to be void. /s/ E.G. Foulks. Mortgage ack. and recorded 9 Nov. 1854. (FHL film 364,596)
      34-434/435: (blank day) April 1856, we hereby release the mortgage of J.T. Judkins to Duncan, Morgan & Co. of a certain house and lot in Keysburg, Logan Co. KY, and you are hereby directed to make this necessary intra? for its release, /s/ Andrew J. Duncan, Geo. Searight, Francis Franisan?, Joby Morgan, as members of said firm of Duncan, Morgan & Co. They appeared at Davidson Co. TN, Andrew J. Duncan, Geo. Searight, and Francis Furman, and ack. the deed, 2 April 1856. Certification by F.R. Chatham, Clerk of Davidson Co. TN, for Fly? Morgan, one of the bargainers, 12 April 1856. Recorded in Logan Co. KY 29 April 1856. (FHL film 364,596)

HISTORIES before 1923

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"Atchison Daily Globe" Atchison, Kansas, November 30, 1886 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
      NASHVILLE [Davidson Co.], TENN., NOV. 30. -- A company composed mainly of Nashville men, including William Duncan, who lately bought the town of South Pittsburg, Tenn., organized to-day the Florence Land, Mining and Manufacturing Company, and bought 4,000 acres of land immediately adjoining Florence, Ala., and 2,900 acres of iron land adjacent. The capital stock of $3,000,000 is all subscribed. W.B. Wood was elected president; A.A. Wills, vice president, H.C. Woods, secretary, and W.P. Campbell, treasure.

"The Constitution" Atlanta [Fulton Co.], GA. Friday October 16, 1903 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
      JOLT EXPLODED THE GUN - Charge Entered Duncan's Breast, Killing Him Instantly.
      Russellville, Ky., October 15 -- George Duncan, of New York, was shot while hunting this morning and died in ten minutes. Mr. Duncan is a nephew of George B. Edwards, president of the deposit bank.
      Duncan and Wesley Perry started out in a buggy to hunt birds. The gun was discharged by the buggy jolting and the entire charge took effect just below the heart.
      Duncan was visiting from New York, where he practiced law. He is widely connected here, in Louisville and Nashville [Davidson Co.], Tenn. where he was born.

Newspaper article, "REPUBLICAN COMPILER" TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1830, GETTYSBURG [Adams Co., PA] (text from Kathy Cawley 11/2005; see Davidson Co. TN and Orleans Par. LA)
      We do not know when we have ever heard of a more distressing occurrence than is related in letters just received from Nashville, in Tennessee. MR. THOMAS A. DUNCAN (brother of GEN. JOSEPH DUNCAN, the representative in Congress from the State of Illinois,) left Nashville for New Orleans eary in December, with the intention to settle in the former place. -- Having made his arrangements there, he was returning to Nashville, but, being in ill health and somewhat delirious from fever, he landed at Iberville, and was received with kindness at MR. ROBERT BELL'S, of that place, a connexion (sp) of his wife. On the 27th December, being left in charge of two men, they were overtaken by sleep, and, just before daylight, MR. DUNCAN rose, got out of the house, and it is supposed waded into the river until the cold drove him from it; when, endeavoring to find MR. BELL'S house, (the houses looking much alike) he mistook for it another, occupied as a store by a Frenchman. This person came to the door when MR. D. knocked at it -- closed the door on seeing him, went back and got a sword, and, on returning, stabbed him to the heart! MR. D. was about twenty-seven years of age, much loved by his friends, and has left a wife and two children to lament his death. Nat. Intel


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