Duncans in Greene Co. TN


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

Last revised August 9, 2008


ANTHONY DUNKIN, Rev. Pension Application S-1808, Invalid, TN (FHL film 970,867; from National Archives)
      Greene Co. TN, 25 Oct. 1832, Affidavit of Anthony Dunkin, aged 88, Entered Militia service; was citizen of Augusta Co. VA, volunteered under Capt. Cunningham and served 12 months at Ford Dinwiddie; does not recollect the year or month in which he entered service; discharge is lost; he again was drafted and served 3 months under Capt. Trigg, Col. Preston, marched from Montgomery Co. VA to NC and fought at Guilford Courthouse and Whitesils? Hill at Shallow Ford of Yadkin, he knew Majors Cloyd and Sawyers; he was born in Lancaster Co. PA 1743 or 4 but has no record of age; moved to Augusta Co. VA, then to Montgomery Co. VA, then after Rev. to Washington Co. TN, then to Greene Co. TN where he has lived for past 30 years. Testimony by Edwin Grubs and Azariah Doty.
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DANIEL DUNIKIN, Rev. Pension Application S-38675 (18819) (FHL film 970,867)
      Applied 6 Sept. 1819, age 67, in Greene Co. TN; enlisted Jan. or Feb. 1776 in Amherst Co. VA under Capt. Cabell/Cahill, Col. Buckner, for 2 years; transferred under Col. M?. Donohoe of Augusta Co., Capt./Col. Joseph Crocket; transferred Col. Russel ..., Col. Ball, Capt. Wm. White; age 68 on 23 Oct. 1820, has wife living and has had 17 children, 8 now living with him and principally small.
      (MAD: "VA/WV Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records" by Wardell, Vol.II, pg.59, for this Daniel lists: QLF states sol died Greene Co, TN, 1834-38. F-S38675 R867.)
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JESSE DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-16774 (FHL film 970,863; from National Archives)
      Born 1754 (78 yrs old in 1832), died 9 Feb. 1848, Park Co. IN. Entered service 1778 in Caswell Co. NC, a pvt under Capt. Robt. Moore, Gen. Lincoln, and Maj. Donaho and Col. Lytle; wit. John Price Sr. of Green Co. TN. Muster rolls show Jesse a private in Capt. Reid's Co. 1st Reg, May 1776, discharged 28 May 1779. (MAD: Russell Co. VA County Court Law Order Book 6-31, 5 May 1818; wit. William Paskel, Jesse served ca 1778 under Col. James Sanders, Capt. Robert Moore, Gen. Ash.) Declaration 17/19 Feb. 1829 in Washington Co. VA, age 74; reference ca 1829 to Thomas Paskill of Pulaski Co. KY; declaration 2 Sept. 1832 in Rush Co. IN, age ca 78; declaration 2 May 1833 in Parke Co. IN where he had two children; declaration 29 Dec. 1835 in Russell Co. VA where he also had children, wit. James Lynch; declaration 13 April 1839 in Floyd Co. KY where he had grandchildren living, wit. Jesse Hall; declaration 15 Feb. 1840 in Parke Co. IN where he had daughter living, wit. Lewis Noel; administrator of estate Addison L. Roache, Jesse d. 9 Feb. 1848 in Parke Co. IN; no widow; children: Nancy Lark; Phoebe Lynch; Sally McCoy; Amy Collins; Hannah Green.
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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, mother Duncan, Elizabeth; B 4 Tenn. Cav.; 1874 Aug. 14, Mother Appl. #216692, Cert. #193425. (MAD: Greene & Sullivan Co. TN)
      Duncan, John; H 8 Tenn. Cav.; 1890 July 30, Invalid Appl. #876335, Cert. #632812, Tenn. (MAD: Greene Co. TN)
      Duncan, Richard F., minor Chandler, Martin V., Gdn.; Unassd 8 Tenn. Cav.; 1875 Oct. 5, Minor Appl. #222968, Cert. #183285. (MAD: Greene or Hawkins Co. TN)
      Duncan, Solomon; B 4 Tenn. Cav.; 1871 Sept. 20, Invalid Appl. #169251, Cert. #269873. (MAD: Greene & Sullivan Co. TN)

TN Confederate Pension Application
      #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. (FHL film 969,776)

Civil War Pension Application WO #1,013,900 of John M. Duncan (copy from Joyce Colliflower 2/1989; see complete in Hawkins Co. TN)
      17 Nov.? 1879, Declaration for Original Invalid Pension, Washington Co. TN, John M. Duncan, aged 38 years, resident of Hawkins Co. TN; he entered service under the name of John M. Duncan on 5 February 1863 as private in Co. B, 4th Regiment, TN Cav. Vols. commanded by Capt. Thos. H. Easley; discharged at Nashville, TN on 12 July 1865 by reason of SO No. 69 DPCS authority for TN troops; personal description: age 38; 5 ft 10"; complexion fair; hair dark; eyes blue. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and the line of duty at Coldwater, MS on or about 11 Feby 1864 received injury to spine by being thrown from his horse. That he was not treated in hospital; was treated by Dr. Elijah Hale Asst. Regimental surgeon in camp for said injury. Since leaving service has resided in the counties of Sullivan, Hawkins & Green in the state of TN except one year in the state of Illinois ... Occupation has been farmer. P.O. Address Falls Branch, Washington Co. TN. ...
      6 Sept. 1913, Claim for Widow's Pension under General Law. Washington Co. TN, Bertie Duncan aged 30 years, resident of Fall Branch in Washington Co. TN, post office address Fall Branch, TN, the widow of John M. Duncan, who rendered service, in Co. B of the 4. Tenn. Vol. Cavy, Civil War. That said soldier was a pensioner under Cert. No. 350,246. That I was married to said soldier, in Washington Co. TN under the maiden name of Dykes in the year 1903. That I was not previously married. That said soldier was twice previously married. He was first married to Sarah Dykes, and next to Mary Dykes, and they each died before he married me. We have as fruits of our marriage the following named children which I here give in for pension, as the minors of said soldier, viz:- (1) Miles T. born, Nov. 18, 1903. (2) Hazel Z. born August 2, 1905. (3) Cecil M. born June 27, 1907. (4) Pauline O. born August 8, 1909 & (5) Arthur L. born the 29 of June, 1911. That my said husband died in Greene Co. TN on 1 August 1913. That I know of no public or church record of said soldier's death, and we will have to try to prove his date of death and death cause by the physician that treated him in his last illness. I drew one half of soldiers pension. I lived at Sugar City, Colo. when it was allowed me. I have returned here to my old home from above place. I know of "know" Public or Church record of the births of my children, but will try to prove births and dates of same, by persons that were with me at the time of confinements of each of them. See proof on file in my claim that I filed for one half, for use in this case. I also ask in addition to a widow's pension that I be paid, as widow, what ever accrued current pension that was due soldier and I from his last current payment up to date of his death. I have also this day made an application for pension, under act, of June 17, 1890. as the Guardian of my aforesaid children, and in the event that my claim for widow's pension, including children, fails then consider this claim for children that has been filed this day under the June act. Appoint M.L. Peoples of Johnson City attorney. Signed Bertie Duncan. Wit: D.M. Dykes, Guy S. Chase. ...
      ... (Attached?) Marriage certificate, Washington Co. TN, John M. Duncan and Miss Bertie Dykes m. by Rev. C.T. Swift on 3 June 1903, rec. Book 5, page 115. 27 Nov. 1916.

Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers") 1865-1867; roll 1, Name Index to Pardon Application Files; Group I, Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South.
      Application of James M. Duncan of Tallahatchie Co. MS for special pardon. Grenada, MS, Aug. 12th, 1865, by James M. Duncan, native of Greene Co. East TN but for the last 15 years citizen of Tallahatchie Co. MS, aged fifty "(52)" years and a farmer by profession ... he has never been in the military service of the so called Confederate states ... (Roll 32, Mississippi, Coo-Ha; FHL film 1,758,770; SLC 6/14/2008)
      Statement that James M. Duncan thinks the petition is true - and statements by others (MAD: do not know who made the petition.) (Roll 35, Mississippi, Sl-Yo & Misc. File, FHL film 1,758,773; SLC 6/15/2008)

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