Duncans in Greene Co. TN


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

Last revised May 15, 2009

HISTORIES before 1923

1880 "History of Miami Co. OH" by W.H. Beers (Sacramento FHC)
      Pg.818: Union Twp.: WILLIAM Duncan, ... born 1826; his father, Isaac Duncan, born SC in 1795; his early life was spent in TN, and he removed with his parents to OH when only 9 years of age; his father, Samuel Duncan, was born in Georgia in 1751, and upon his arrival in Miami Co. in 1804, entered 160a of land, where his grandson, our subject, now lives; on this land he reared his family and resided till his death, which occurred in 1832; on this land his sons Isaac and Jesse lived and reared their families; Isaac departed this life in 1847, aged 52 years, Jesse still later .... (MAD: See Greene Co. TN)

1909 "History of Clay Co. IN" by William Travis, Vol.I (FHL book 977.327 D3k)
      Pg.619-621: The Duncan Settlement. ... Isaiah Duncan, a native of South Carolina, born October 15, 1785, ... came to Indiana in 1831, ... About the same time also came three brothers from the Carolinas, John, Joshua, and Eli Duncan, who, for a time, lived in Clay county, but later on settled elsewhere, whose descendants are not now found here.
            Isaiah Duncan did not come directly to Indiana on leaving Carolina, but when first to Tennessee, thence to Ohio, thence to Illinois, where he retraced his course, coming to Clay Co. IN. (MAD: Newberry Co. SC, Greene Co. TN, Miami Co. OH, White Co. IL) ... A few years later on he was joined by his nephews, George W. Duncan and Giles W. Duncan, who walked all the way through from the Carolinas, whose father, George Duncan, did not leave his native state. Giles W. Duncan afterward went to Iowa, where he died, February 6, 1879, aged 82 years. (MAD: ?? Giles Duncan in 1850 Greene Co. IN b. 1815 ?; no Giles b. 1797 found in 1850.) George W. Duncan acquired land and continued to reside in Clay County, ... where he resided until his death, April 20, 1860, aged 42 years, 8 months and 19 days, survived by his wife, Lovina Duncan, who died March 7, 1877, aged 59 years, 3 months and 18 days. .... (see Clay Co. IN for more)

1891 "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of MS" by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.2 D3b Vol.1 Pt.2; and from Evelyn Sigler 5/1983)
      Pg.671-3: JAMES M. DUNCAN, ... was born in Greene Co. TN on the 28th of October, 1813, and inherits Scotch blood from his paternal grandfather, who was a native of Scotland. The latter and a brother came to the United States prior to the Revolution, and the brother was killed by the British near Norfolk, VA. The grandfather settled in Botetourt Co. VA, and there reared his family, consisting of George, Jerry, Amos, Benjamin, David and two daughters. The fourth child in order of birth, Benjamin, grew to manhood in Virginia, and when a young man went to East Tennessee, where he was married in 1812 to Miss Nancy Ross, also a native of the Old Dominion, and a daughter of William Ross, who served in the Revolutionary war, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. Mr. Ross has several sons, who served in the Creek Indian wars. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan continued to reside in Greene Co. TN until November, 1822, when they moved to Limestone Co. AL, and from there to Shelby Co. TN, in 1834. The father followed merchandising from the close of the Indian wars, in which he served as a lieutenant in Capt. Waterhouse's company, until about 1850, when he carried on planting .... He was a stanch whig, ... a Mason of rank, ... of Shelby county. He died June 1, 1860, ... his wife died in the same county in 1836, leaving six children -- three sons and three daughters, two of whom are yet living: James M. Duncan, the subject of this sketch, and the eldest child; and Mrs. Ann Reembert, of Shelby Co. TN. After his wife's death Mr. Duncan was married the second time and became the father of two children by this union, a son and daughter, both now deceased. James M. Duncan passed his boyhood and youth in Limestone Co. AL, ....

1883 "History of Greene Co. MO" by Western Hist. Co. (FHL book 977.878 H2h)
      Pg.651: Center Township: THOMAS J. DUNCAN ... is the son of James and Elizabeth (Yeakle) Duncan, and was born in Greene Co. TN, March 23, 1848. His parents were natives of that county, and his grandfathers upon both sides were soldiers in the war of 1812. In 1863, before he was fifteen years of age, he enlisted in company E, 4th Tennessee regiment, infantry, ... He learned the blacksmith trade after the war and worked at it in Tennessee until 1876, when he came to Greene Co. MO, ... Mr. Duncan was married February 9, 1871, to Miss Mattie J., daughter of William and Mary (Lowdermilk) Chapman, of Greene Co. TN. Their union has been blest with four children, viz.: Annie B., John H., Bessie A., and Freddie W.

1897 "Annals of Platte Co. MO" by W.M. Paxton (FHL book 977.8135 H2p)
      Pg.912-913: 1890, Jan. 24 -- John Dunagan died near Waldron.
      Daniel Dunagan, ancestor of the family, came from Ireland in 1780, and married Mary Duncan. He was a patriot soldier in the latter years of the Revolution. Most of the children came to Platte, and settled near Waldron. Children:
      I. DANIEL DUNAGAN (ii), settled in Newton Co. MO.
      II. JAMES DUNAGAN, b. Oct. 25, 1804, in Greene Co. TN; m. Elizabeth Ann Logan, b. Feb. 17, 1814, dr. of W.A. Ch: (MAD: info on grandch. not copied here)
            Nancy Dunagan b. 8/25/1833 m. 12/26/1850 Joshua R. Noland, b. 4/6/1835, both living.
            John F. Dunagan, b. Feb. 14, 1835, m. April 6, 1856, Nancy Reynolds.
            Mary M. Dunagan, b. March 2, 1837, m. July 28, 1862, Capt. Jas. M. Noland, son of Joshua, d. in Feb. 1865.
            Thomas N. Dunagan (our Tom), b. Feb. 9, 1840; bachelor.
            Daniel D. Dunagan, b. Feb. 22, 1842; m. Nov. 3, 1864, Louisa Malott, d. in 1875. He m. 2nd Hattie Marble.
            Josephine Dunagan, b. April 6, 1854, m. George Hardwicke.
            Sidney J. Dunagan, m. Jas. H. Noland, son of John. (see)
      III. JOSEPH DUNAGAN, d. in March 1863; m. in Clay Co. Mary Davis, and came to Platte in 1837. Ch:
            Eliza Jane Dunagan, m. Jan. 17, 1855, Jonathan Dowdell, and went to KS.
            Levi Dunagan, m. Amanda Fry.
            Hettie Ann.
            Harmon A. Dunagan.
      IV. ANDREW DUNAGAN, d. in Clay in 1833.
      V. JOHN DUNAGAN, b. Sept. 11, 1814; d. Jan. 24, 1890; m. Mary Logan, dr. of W.A. Ch:
            Clement N. Dunagan, m. Eliza Timberlake, dr. of Nic. (See)
            Wm. D. Dunagan, b. Dec. 28, 1846; d. May 4, 1892; m. Perd. Pettillo, dr. of H.T. (ch. not copied here)
            John R. Dunagan, b. Sept. 28, 1860, m. Dec. 23, 1890, Eva Babcock, dr. of F.M. (ch. not copied here)
            Ann Elizabeth Dunagan, b. Jan. 7, 1844, m. March 25, 1889, W.M. Bowlin, son of Delana (see). She is W.M.'s present wife. He m. 1st Jan. 30, 1842, Ann Grooms, and he m. 2nd May 29, 1884, Lucretia Timberlake.
            Melinda Dunagan, m. George W. Bazille. Ch. Lucy, Ida.
      VI. ELIZABETH DUNAGAN, m. Ira Ellis and lives in Newton Co. MO.
      VII. NICHOLAS, was a child of Daniel's (i) first wife, who was a West, and they lived in TN.

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