Duncans in Overton Co. TN


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

Last revised October 10, 2006

Formed 1806 from Jackson
White formed 1806 from Overton, Jackson, Smith
Fentress formed 1823 from Morgan, Overton
Putnam formed 1842 from White, Jackson, Overton, DeKalb
Clay formed 1870 from Jackson, Overton
Pickett formed 1879 from Fentress, Overton


1820 Overton Co. TN Census
Pg. 10  Joseph Dunkin         201101     - 20010
    12  Jeremiah Dunkin       000001     - 00001
    18  Oen Dunkin            110001     - 23101
          (MAD: ? from ? Anderson Co. SC 1800 deed E-246;
            see Campbell & Bedford Cos. TN)

1830 Overton Co. TN Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Overton Co. TN Census
Pg.  5  John S. Daugherty     1100,01    - 1010,01
          (MAD: no John Daugherty or similar indexed 1830 TN)
    38  Joseph Duncan         0110,101   - 0001,001
          (MAD: 1830 Fentress Co. TN)
        James Duncan          0000,1     - 2000,1

1850 Overton Co. TN Census
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
Pg.4 (8), #50, John S. DAUGHERTY 50 KY farmer $1500
                  Matilda 40 TN
                  William 20 AL
                  Elizabeth 12, Pleasant 14, Milton 9, Martha 2 TN
                  (MAD: no marriages for Overton Co. TN listed in Sistler's books of Middle TN Marriages; no good match for marriage in Jefferson Co. TN in East TN Marriages; Overton Co. TN Deed N-605, 1857, John S. Daughterty of Overton Co. to John W. Duncan of Jefferson Co.; John Doharty mar. Irene Duncan 1829, from Jefferson Co. TN Bible Record of John Duncan & Mary Henry)
12th District
Pg.73 (146), #77, Thomas ROBERTS 28 NC farmer $0
                  Mary 27 TN
                  James 5, William 3, Sarah 2 TN
                  (MAD: Mary, wife of Thomas C. Roberts, the dau. of Joseph Duncan and an heir of David Duncan, per 1853 Madison Co. AL Power of Attorney in Deed Book DD)
Pg.146 (73), #79, Jeremiah DUNCAN 30 TN farmer $2400
                  Nancy 21 TN
                  Mary 56 unknown
                  (MAD: widow of Joseph, son of Jeremiah Duncan of Botetourt Co. VA; no other Duncans nearby although Mary had 3 ?gr-daus. with her in 1860, possibly daus. of her son James Duncan of 1840 Overton Co. TN census)
Pg.146 (73), #80, Hardy HOPKINS 31 KY farmer $500
                  Matilda 32 TN
                  Dennis 11 KY
                  David 9 TN
                  Joseph 8 KY
                  Mary 6, Sarah 4, Jeremiah 1, Rebecca 1 TN
                  (MAD: Matilda was dau. of Joseph Duncan and wife Mary)
4th District
Pg.104 (207), #505, Abner HARRISON 30 NC farmer $0
                  Jane 26 TN
                  Isaac 10, Asal 8, William 6 TN
                  Lavica (f) 4, George 1 TN
                  (MAD: Abner Harrison mar Jane Duncan 1/29/1839 Anderson Co. TN)

1860 Overton Co. TN Census (and from Ann Kunkel and Bonnie A. Parker)
Pg.225, #985-985, Jeremiah DUNCAN 40 TN farmer $4000-$700
                  Nancy 30 TN
                  James 9, Joseph 7 TN
                  Dempsy 5, Thomas 3 TN
Pg.225, #986-986, Mary DUNCAN 70 TN (blank) $0-$200
                  Martha 23, Mary 19 TN
                  Lucinda 22 TN
                  (MAD: Madison Co. AL Deed Book DD, Power of Attorney, Thomas C. Roberts and Polly Ann Roberts to Wm. B. Roberts to receive legacy from the estate of David Dunkin, dec'd, 3 Dec. 1853. Overton Co. TN, personally appeared before John Sevier, Justice of the Peace, Mary Dunkin, and she states Joseph Dunkin of said county died in 1848, and Polly Ann Roberts, maker of the foregoing power of attorney, is his daughter; that David Dunkin who lately died in Madison Co. AL was his brother. From "Alabama Records" by Pauline Gandrud, Vol.113, pg.65, Madison Co. AL)

1870 Overton Co. TN Census
District 7, P.O. Monroe
Pg.329, #95-89, DUNCAN, Jeremiah 50 TN (white) farmer $4000-$2000
                  Nancy J. 38 TN keeping house
                  James W. 18, Joseph L. 16 TN
                  Dempey V. (m) 13 TN
                  Thomas 11, Nancy A. 5 TN
                  DUNCAN, Mary 78 TN (white) (blank)

1880 Overton Co. TN Census (from Ann Kunkel 8/1986; no other Duncan found; pg.11 rechecked 10/2006 per info of Margaret Jean Nichols, names very difficult to read)
District 1, SD 2, ED 85; Pg.252D
Pg.11, #100, DUNCAN, John 51 SCT SCT SCT farmer
                  Sarah 26 TN TN TN wife
                  Alice A. 8/12 TN TN TN dau.
Pg.23, #202, Hezekiah TAYLOR 80 VA VA VA farmer
                  Margaret 39 TN VA VA wife
                  Robert 20, Wm. 18, Andrew 16 TN VA TN
                  Lector Ann 12, Lady Ann 9 TN VA TN
                  Demaris Ann 6, John 4 TN VA TN children
                  (AK: Demaris Ann d. 1950, mar. Henry Wilson Duncan in 1904; Hezekiah's wife Margaret was Margaret Richardson)
District 91
Pg.1, Burr DUNKING 18 AL AL AL laborer
District 94
Pg.20, #178, Jas/Jes DUNCAN 60 TN TN TN farmer
                  Nancy J. 49 TN NC SC wife
                  Thomas J. 20, N.B. (f) 15 TN TN TN son & dau.


Overton Co. TN Deeds (index 1806-1859 on FHL film 981,130)
      E-170: 10 April 1821, Joseph Duncan to Jeremiah Duncan, both Overton Co., $200, 116 acres, part of 4,400 acre grant to John Hinds & Francis Mayberry on Wolf River. Wit. John Whooser, Isaac Mopeen?. (originally on pg.166; FHL film 981,132)
      E-592: 28 Oct. 1820, Levi Hinds to Joseph Duncan, both Overton Co., $98, 100 acres on Wolf River, above Roaring Ford, John Shurman's corner, John Hinde's line. Wit. John Odle, Samuel Odle. (FHL film 981,132)
      N-605: 22 Sept. 1857, John S. Daugherty of Overton Co. TN to John W. Duncan of Jefferson Co. TN, $1900, (1) 50 acres adj. survey whereon Henry Yore now lives, survey in name of Joseph Copland; (2) adj. orig. tract, including 76+ acres where I now live; (3) 28 acres adj. above tract, etc. Wit. A.F. Pain, John H. Irvine. (FHL film 981,136)


Fentress Co. TN Deed (FHL film 978,382)
      A-359: #189; 10 Nov. 1823 (sic), John Thurman of Cumberland Co. KY to Joseph Duncan of Overton Co. TN, $12, land in Overton Co. TN, 1 acre 36 poles, adj. John Thurman's line on bank of Wolf River. Wit. Saml. Odle, John Howard. Rec. on oath of John Howard on 16 Aug. 1834, "said Howard being the only witness offered to prove the same at this date."


Return to Index to Duncan Research Files in Tennessee

Return to The Genealogy Bug's Home Page