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Duncans in Roane Co. TN

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

Last revised July 25, 2013

ROANE CO. TN
LAND RECORDS
 

Tennessee Land Grants Index (FHL film 1,002,730)
      Film consists of small index cards for each grant; some grants are repeated if they appear in two books.
      Name, Grant #, Acres, Date, County, Book & Page, District (Actual grant books are in series by District, then book volume & page)
      Evan E. Duncan, 13790, 50a, 1/21/1827, Roane, 13-501, East
      Evan E. & heirs of Robt. Duncan, 24270, 122-1/2a, 11/9/1841, Roane, 25-537, East
      Jeptha Duncan, 11876, 50a, 9/12/1825, Roane, 8-228, East
      Robert Duncan, 21051, 150a, 8/28/1836, Roane, 20-458, East
      Robert Duncan & John Fritts, 24269, 500a, 11/9/1841, Roane, 25-545, East
      Rbt. D. Duncan, 24268, 330a, 11/9/1841, Roane, 25-542, East

East TN Land Grants
      8-228: Grant #1041, 12 Sept. 1824, entered 16 Dec. 1811, surveyed 13 July 1814, Cert. #233 issued 6 April 1811 to Adam Huntsman for 1,000 acres, 50 acres of which assigned to Jeptha Duncan in Roane Co. on crooked fork of Emry. (FHL film 1,012,799)
      13-501: Grant #12790, 21 Jan. 1827, in Roane Co., Entry #61 of 3 Jan. 1826, to Evan E. Duncan, 50 acres on north side of the pine ridge, on white oak creek, beg. on a white oak, on William Evans line, south 40 east 64 poles to a stake on the pine ridge, thence along said ridge north 50 east 125 poles to a stake, north 40 west 64 poles to a small black oak in William Evans line, thence with said line south 50 west 125 poles to the beginning, surveyed 26 Sept. 1826. (FHL film 1,012,804)
      25-537: 9 Nov. 1841, State of Tennessee Grant No. 24270 to E.E. Duncan and heirs R. Duncan, Entry No. 360 dated 3 March 1838?, 122-1/2 acres, in Roane County, on north side of Clinch River (faint), ... corner Robert D. Duncan, ... crossing Whiteoak Creek, ..., surveyed 30 Jan. 1838. (FHL film 1,012,816)
      25-542: 9 Nov. 1841, Grant #24268, per entry in Roane Co. #365 dated 4 March 1837 by Robert D. Duncan, grant to Robert D. Duncan 330 acres on N.side Clinch River, Evins line, corner to 50 acre tract, corner Evins 25 acre tract, Joseph Wiatt's corner and line, Millon's land, surveyed 30 Jan. 1838. (FHL film 1,012,816)
      25-545: 9 Nov. 1841, Grant #24269, per entry in Roane Co. #361 dated 3 March 1837 by John Fritts and Robert D. Duncan, grant to John Fritts and Robert D. Duncan 500 acres on waters of Clinch River on Hassgard's and Ladd's corner and line, line of entry made by Samuel Howard for 105 acres, Sidney Smith's corner and line, Lee's line and corner, corner of entry made in favor of the heirs of Robert Duncan decd, surveyed 14 Feb. 1839. (FHL film 1,012,816)

Roane Co. TN Surveyors Book 3 (FHL film 851,097 item 3; from Judy Player 1/1991)
      Pg.13: State of TN, 4th Surveyors District; surveyed for Jeremiah Duncan 108 acres of land claimed and held by right of improvement occupancy and preemption in Rhea Co. on Tennessee River beg. walnut elm and box elder near the river bank, ... including the improvement where he now lives. Surveyed March 17, 1808, by John McClellan; Saymore Katching and George W. Reigel, S.C.C. Recorded April 12, 1808. Includes sketch of land. (these pages are typed, apparently recopied from the original)
 

Roane Co. TN Deed Index (FHL film 560,104 grantor index 1801-1887; grantee 1801-1887)
      Book M, 1853-1857; N 1857-1863; O-P 1863-1868; Q-R 1868-1872; S-T 1871-1878; U-V 1878-1881; W-X 1881-1884; Y-Z 1883-1887; 1-2 1872-1887
      D-404: Duncan, Robt. from Wm. Evans
      F-541: Duncan, Evan E. from Jonathan Buckalew
      G-213: Duncan, Evan E. from Geo. & Ben Gallaher
      G-242, 243, 244: Duncan, R.D. from John Fritts
      G-293: Duncan, E.E. from Isaac Walker
      G-327: Duncan, E.E. & R.D. from John Fritts
      G-447: Duncan, R.D. to Josiah Montgomery
      G-448: Duncan, R.D. to Sidney Smith
      G-518: Duncan, Jos. from Wm. & Eliza Madden
      G-519: Duncan, Wm. B. to Jos. Duncan
      G-520: Duncan, Jesse to Jos. Duncan
      G-582: Duncan, R.D. from Shf, Roane Co.
      G-622: Duncan, R.D. from H. Black & wife
      G-683: Duncan, Evan E. from Sterling Camp
      G-743: Duncan, R.D. & John Fritts to Nelson Ladd
      G-774: Duncan, Jesse to R.D. Duncan
      H-22: Duncan, Evan E. to B.H. Gallaher
      H-28: Duncan, R.D. to/from John Fritts
      H-92: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Jno. & Allen Cox
      H-140: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Abel Williams
      H-155: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Wm. Hester Sr.
      H-165: Duncan, R.D. from Jas. Scarborough
      H-219: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Powell Williams
      H-225: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Simeon Wells
      H-269: Duncan, R.D. to Evan E. Duncan
      H-271: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Jos. Overton
      H-277: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Wiley Luten
      H-355: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Wm. J. Palmore
      H-429: Duncan, R.D. for Yost from Jno. C. Ladd
      H-457: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Mark Rentfroe
      H-496: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Joshua Renfroe et al
      J-23: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Abel Williams
      J-44: Duncan, R.D. trustee from Abr. Hagler
      J-173: Duncan, R.D. from Chancery court
      J-277: Duncan, R.D. from A. Hagler
      J-357: Duncan, R.D. from Jas. A. & F.J. Erwin
      K-127: Duncan, heirs of Robt. decd to Josiah Montgomery
      K-190: Duncan, R.D. from Saml. & Alpha Silvey
      K-359: Duncan, R.D. to Henry Christenberry
      K-439: Duncan, R.D. from Jno. H. Crawford
      L-406: Duncan, Robt. from Henry Christianberg
      L-523: Duncan, R.D. to Saml. Eblin
      M-48: Duncan, Jos. from P.V. Ledford & wf.
      M-51: Duncan, Jesse J. et al to Louis H. Broyles
      M-120: Duncan, R.D. from Clerk & Masters
      M-224: Duncan, R.M. to R.D. Duncan
      M-237: Duncan, R.D. to Jas. C. Eblin
      M-540: Duncan, R.D. to Moses Milton
      M-547: Duncan, R.D. to Saml. Taylor
      M-615: Duncan, R.D. to W.H. Erwin
      M-672: Duncan, R.D. to Mason Hinds
      M-680: Duncan, R.D. from Wm. Wormsley
      M-682: Duncan, R.D. to J.C. Wright
      M/N-49: Duncan, R.D. to W.H. Erwin
      N-75: Duncan, R.D. to A.M. Hankins et al
      N-110: Duncan, R.D. to R.W. Boyd
      N-206: Duncan, R.D. to L.M. Wester
      P-117: Duncan, R.D. to J.S. Hagler
      Q-333: Duncan, Robt. D. to Margaret Wheat
      Q-595: Duncan, Mary E. to Wm. F. Johnston
      R-155: Duncan, Ezekiel L. & wf. to Wm. B. Hope
      S-592: Duncan, J.W. to Leroy Pope
      S-596: Duncan, Mary A. et als to Wm. S. Duncan
      U-137: Duncan, R.D. & wf. to Lewis Hester
      X-193: Duncan, W.R. from David Fritts & wf.
 

Roane Co. TN Deeds
   Book A, 1801-1805; Book B1 - no index (FHL film 560,105)
   Book C1, 1808-1812 - no Duncan (FHL film 560,106)
   Book D1
      D-404: 11 July 1815, William Evans to Robert Duncan, both Roane Co., $100, 140 acres on waters of White Oak Creek on the north side of Clynch River, beg. ... William Evans line, part of that tract of land granted by Patent to Lurania McCoy and registered in Knox Co. Book 6, page 4, No. 402, sold to John Crawford and from Crawford to the said William Evans. /s/ William (X) Evans. Wit. Evan Evans, Evan E. Duncan. Rec. 17 July, 1815, on oaths of wit. (FHL film 560,106)
   Book E1, 1815-1822 - no Duncan (FHL film 560,106)
   Book F1, 1822-1834 - no Duncan, no Parks (see Monroe Co. TN) (FHL film 560,107)
      F1-687: 7 Jan. 1824, William Evans to Evan Evans, 277 acres on White Oak Creek
      F-541: 22 May 1830, Jonathan Buckallow of Sullivan Co. TN to Evan E. Duncan of Roane Co., $600, 100 acres on south side Clinch River, near Adam Millers cabbin, being part of 300 acre grant #324 dated 6 July 1792. Wit. David L. Allexander, Larkin Lewis.
   Book G1, 1834-1839 - index blank (FHL film 560,108)
      G-213: 18 April 1831, George Gallaher and Benjamin Gallaher of Anderson Co. TN to Evan E. Duncan of Roane Co. TN, $600, 100 acres on south side Clinch River, corner land James Hope purchased of Richard Savage, part of 300 acre grant #326 dated 6 July 1792. Wit. Robert D. Duncan, Francis J. Erwin.
      G-242: 20 July 1833, John Fritts of Roane Co. to Robt. D. Duncan of same, $100, 100 acres on north side Clinch River on the Copper Ridge, corner Montgomery's 50 acres. Wit. Benjamin H. Gallaher, Albert (X) B. Walker.
      G-243: 12 March 1833, John Fritts of Roane Co. to Robt. D. Duncan of same, $100, 146 acres north side Clinch River on the Copper Ridge, on Lewis Montgomery's now Milton's survey. Wit. Daniel Moss, Benjamin D. Gallaher.
      G-244: 8 Jan. 1836, John Fritts of Roane Co. to Robert D. Duncan and Evan E. Duncan of same, $96, 100 acres on north side Clinch River, "said tract of land with one still with a wooden cap with the worm & Tubby belonging to said still", corner to line between Robt. Duncan and Melton, Huffstutter's line, Erwin's line, Ledsingers line, with Robt. D. Duncan's line. Wit. Daniel Moss, Benjamin H. Gallaher.
      G-293: 16 Aug. 1836, Isaac Walker to Evan E. Duncan, both Roane Co., $300, 50 acres on south bank of Clinch River, to a rock about 4 yards from a cabbin in which Claibourn Stubbs now lives, Copeland's back line, Breston's? line. Wit. Nelson Ladd, Dennis K. (X) Duncan. (MAD: see also Morgan Co. TN)
      G-327: 3 Dec. 1837, John (X) Fritts of Roane Co. TN to Evan E. Duncan of same, trustee, Fritts owes R.D. Duncan of same state, $45; mortgage one 80 gallon still with seven tubs worm cap &c belonging to said still and a yoke of oxen, etc. Wit. Dennis K. (X) Duncan, Daniel (X) Pitman.
      G-447: 18 Jan. 1837, Robt. D. Duncan of Roane Co. TN to Josiah Montgomery of same, $20, 20 acres on the Copper Ridge, adj. Montgomery's corner, cond. line between R.D. Duncan and Josiah Montgomery. Wit. John (X) Milton Jr., Sidney (+) Smith.
      G-448: 18 Jan. 1837, Robt. D. Duncan of Roane Co. to Sidney Smith of same, $125, 100 acres on north side Clinch River on the Copper Ridge, supposed to be near Scarbrough's corner, line of Josiah Montgomery's 30 acres, corner Montgomery's 50 acres, corner Melton's survey. Wit. Josiah (X) Montgomery, John (X) Melton Jr.
      G-518: 17 Dec. 1833, William Maddox and wife Elizabeth G. Maddox to Joseph Duncan, all of Hardin Co. TN, $50, all their part of two tracts of land, one tract of 140 acres in Raccoon Valley on White Oak Creek and the other of 200 acres in White Oak Valley on White Oak & Job? Creek, being the property of Robt. Duncan deceased, and for $50 all their interest in the above land. No wit.
      G-519: 11 Dec. 1832, William B. Duncan of McNairy Co. TN to Joseph Duncan of Hardin Co. TN, $75, 48 acres on White Oak Creek, a seventh part of 340 acres, the real estate of Robert Duncan decd. Wit. William G. Norwood, Jeremiah Yarns.
      G-520: 26 Aug. 1834, Jessee Duncan of Hardin Co. TN to Joseph Duncan of same, $60, all my part of the land of my father Robert Duncan decd, one tract of 140 acres in Raccoon Valley on White Oak Creek, and 200 acres in White Oak Valley on Jobs Creek and White Oak Creek, on northwest side of Clinch River, together with remaining part of personal property of said Robert Duncan decd for I am a legal heir with six more brothers and sisters, seven in all. Wit. John J. Williams, Luther G. Houston.
   Deed books, vol.G1, 1834-1839. (FHL film 560,108; SLC 5/7/2013)
      G-622/623: 6 Oct. 1838, Hambright Black and wife Elizabeth of Roane Co. TN to Robert L. Duncan of Roane Co. TN, for $200 paid, sell tract of land in Roane Co. TN beg. at corner of Indian reservation, then ... near the great road, then Braidens & Blackwells line to James Martins, then ... to the river and with the river to Clark's line, to the beginning, being all of the land owned by Gideon Morgan in his lifetime which was decreed to him by the Chancery Court in Kingston and all that part of Morgan's land east of what is called Brown's line agreeable to the decree of the Chancery Court at June term 1833 containing 205 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ W. Black, Elizabeth Black. Ack. 6 Oct. 1838. Recorded 9 Oct. 1838. (FHL film 560,108)
      G-683/684: [Heading: A deed of conveyance from Starling Camp to Evan E. Duncan for 150 acres] 2 June 1835, Sterling Camp of Roane Co. for $625 paid, sell [bottom line too dark] a parcel of land in Roane Co. on S side of Clinch River, beg. on the river bank opposite Isaac Walker's, then ... to Bridon's Hollow, then ... corner made by said Camp and James Hope, then ... on S bank of river, a corner made by said Camp and James Heape, then ... to the beginning, containing 150 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title to the said Evan E. Duncan. /s/ Sterling Camp. Wit. R?.D. Duncan, Thos. Camp. Ack. Jan. 21, 1839. Recorded 20 Feb. 1839. (FHL film 560,108)
      G-743/744: 15 April 1839, Robt. D. Duncan and John Fritts of Roane Co. TN to Nelson Ladd of same, for $10 paid, sell parcel of land containing 50 acres more or less in Roane Co. on the Copper Ridge, beg. on the ridge, Haggards & Ladd's old corner, then with Ladd's line to the line of his Letsinger tract, then ... corner with a conditional line between said parties, running above an old school house ... conditional line made between said parties & Saml. Haggard, then to the beginning, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Robt. D. Duncan, John (X) Fritts. Wit. Evan E. Duncan, Daniel Pittman. Ack. by Robert D. Duncan and John Fritts 25 July 1839. Rec. 10 Sept. 1839. (FHL film 560,108)
      G-774: 8 Nov. 1839, Jessee Duncan of TN appoint Robert D. Duncan of Roane Co. TN attorney to bring suit against Richard White for damages in a horse swap. Wit. John Glasgow, Henry Liggett. (FHL film 560,108)
   Deed books, vols.H1-J1, 1839-1846. (FHL film 560,109)
   Book H1, 1839-1843 - no index (FHL film 560,109)
      H-22: 29 April 1839, Evan E. Duncan of Roane Co. TN to Benjamin W. Gallaher of same, $50, 50a on the head waters of White Oak Creek in Raccoon Valley, supposed to have been William Evans line. Wit. James R. Martin, Archibald M. Evans.
      H-28: 4 Feb. 1840, John Fritts of Roane Co. TN to Robt. D. Duncan of same, for the half of a 100 acre tract and the one half of a still deeded this day to said Fritts, sell to said Robt. D. Duncan the one half of a 500 acre entry made by said Duncan & Fritts on the Copper Ridge, convey all my interest to said 500 acre Entry to said Robt. D. Duncan in fee simple. /s/ John (X) Fritts. Wit. Austin L. Greene, William M. Liggett. Ack. by John Fitts 4 Feb. 1840. Recorded 21 Feb. 1840. (FHL film 560,109)
      H-28/29: 4 Feb. 1840, Robt. D. Duncan of Roane Co. TN to John Fritts of same, for an interest in another tract of land, the deed to which is made, sold to John Fritts the 1/2 of a tract of land of 100 acres more or less bounded ... Clinch River, adj. Francis Erwin, Nelson Ladd, Sadney? (bottom line too dark), Duncan, reference to the Register's office for further particulars, and the 1/2 of a still deeded at the same time, all of which I transfer to said Fritts for the above considertion. /s/ Robt. D. Duncan. Wit. Austin L. Greene, William M. Liggett. Ack. by Robt. D. Duncan 4 Feb. 1840. Recorded 21 Feb. 1840. (FHL film 560,109)
      H-269: 2 July 1841, deed of partition between Robt. D. Duncan and Evan E. Duncan; split 50 acres from part of tract owned jointly. Wit. Henry Liggett, John D. Lowrey. (FHL film 560,109)
   Deed books, vols.K1-L1, 1846-1853. (FHL film 560,110)
      K-127: 29 March 1847, Joseph Duncan, Evan E. Duncan, Robert D. Duncan, William Wormsley and wife Jennett, and Alexander Y. Davis, heirs at law and legatees of Robert Duncan decd, to Josiah Montgomery, all Roane Co. TN, for $200, two tracts in 15th Civil District on White Oak Creek; 122-1/2 acres corner 50 acre tract formerly owned by John Belick? now William Lea, corner tract of Robert D. Duncan, line of Joseph Wyatts, the old Nathan Branham tract; another tract of 48 acres lying immediately between aforesaid tract and a tract formerly owned by John Leonard now William Wyatt, part of the old Henry & Mason tract of 100 acres, purchased from Daniel Mason by the aforesaid heirs; in all 170-1/2 acres. Wit. Ed. McDuffer, J.T. Asberry Jr. (FHL film 560,110; and from Judy Player 12/1990)
      K-359/360: 14 Nov. 1848, Robert D. Duncan to Henry Christianberry, both of Roane Co. TN, for $100 paid, sell parcel of land beginning corner to a tract of land formerly owned by John Fritts, then ... in Erwin's line, then ... county line between Roane and Anderson counties, then ... Erwin's fence, then ... across the ridge, ... Meridith's old corner, then with Moses Milton's line to the beginning, containing 150 acres more or less with appurtenances belonging. /s/ Robert D. Duncan. Wit. Young ?uffyett?, Thos. A. Bruton. Ack. 14 Nov. 1848, recorded 15 Nov. 1848. (FHL film 560,110)
      L-406: 25 Sept. 1850, Henry Christianbery to Robt. D. Duncan, both of Roane Co. TN, for $70 paid, sell parcel of land, it being the same sold by said Duncan to said Christianbery, in Roane Co. TN in 13th Civil District, beg. on a corner to a tract of land formerly owned by John Fritts, then ... to Erwin's line, then to ... corner supposed to be on the county line between Anderson and Roane Co., then ... Bevin's? fence, then ... across the ridge ... Morris? nitton's? line to the beginning, containing 150 acres more or less, with appurtenances, in fee simple. /s/ Henry Christianberry. Wit. Ths. A. Brown, Wm. Fiffe. Proven by oaths of Tho. A. Brown and Wm. C. Fyffe, 24 May 1852. Recorded 28 May 1852. (FHL film 560,110)
      L-523/524: 21 Feb. 1853, R.D. Duncan of Roane Co. TN to Samuel Eblin of same, for $10 paid, sell parcel of land in Roane Co. TN in 3rd Civil District beg. near the stage road, corner to Samuel Eblin, ... corner to Caswell J. Wright's land, then up Bradbray's ridge with conditional line made between said C.P?. Wright & said R.D. Duncan to the top, then ... to the beginning, containing 100 acres more or less, with appurenances, warrant title. /s/ R.D. Duncan. Wit. Tho. A. Brown, R.M. Allison. Ack. 21 Feb. 1853, recorded 22 Feb. 1853. (FHL film 560,110)
   Deed books, vol.M1, 1853-1857. (FHL film 560,111)
      M-48: Hardin Co. TN; 28 July 1853, Plesent V. Ledford & wife Mary Ann H. Ledford, wife of said Ledford the daughter of Rebeccah Duncan decd. the dau. of Frances Ervin dec., appoint Joseph Duncan of Hardin Co. attorney to receive from chancery court in Roane Co. my distributive portion from sale of tract of land belonging to estate of Frances Ervin as one heir of the 9 children who are the surviving representatives of Rebeccah Duncan decd. Reg. in Hardin Co. (FHL film 560,111)
      M-51: 9 July 1853, We appoint Louis H. Broyles of Hardin Co. to sell above tract of land due us in part as five of the nine children of Rebecca Duncan who was formerly Rebecca Ervin ... one of us Mary A.H. Duncan who is the wife of P.V. Ledford. /s/ William C. Duncan, Jesse J. Duncan, Nancy J?.N. Duncan, Milbery H. Duncan, Maryann H. Ledford. (FHL film 560,111)
      M-224: State of Alabama, City and County of Moline? [MAD: Mobile?]. I, Robert M. Duncan of afsd appoint my uncle, Robert D. Duncan of Kingston, Roane Co., East Tennesse, my attorney to collect from the Clerk of the Chancery Court or such other persons, the sum of $70.40, being the amount of money to which I am entitled from the estate of my late mother Rebecca Duncan and the said Robert D. Duncan is authorized to make to such persons as may pay over to him said sum of money, a full and ample acquaentance for me. Witness my hand and seal this 21 July 1854, /s/ Robert M. Duncan. State of Alabama, Morile? County, before Geo. Comrey, a Commissioner of deeds appointed by the Governor of the State of TN in and for the State of AL, appeared Robert M. Duncan who ack. the power of attorney to R.D. Duncan, 20 July 1854, George Comrey, Commissioner of Moline, AL. (seal, Commissioner, Conway Co.) Roane Co. TN, power of attorney with Commissioners certificate registered in Roane Co. 30 July 1854. (FHL film 560,111)
      S-596: 10 Jan. 1875, Mary A. Duncan, "Elizabeth" L. Duncan (/s/ E.L. Duncan), Evan F. Duncan, Samuel A. (signed Saml. S.) "Duncan" & Martha E. Duncan his wife formerly Martha E. Duncan (sic), Hugh L. Shinpauch (sic) & Eliza P. Shinpauch his wife formerly Eliza P. Duncan of Franklin Co. AR, and Mary J. Stennet widow of Benjamon Stennet formerly Mary J. Duncan of Crofford Co. AR, appoint William S. Duncan of Franklin Co. AR our attorney; Mary A. Duncan who is the widow and Ezekiel L. Duncan, Even F. Duncan, Martha E. "Duncan", Eliza P. Shenpauch & Mary J. Stinnet, who are the children & heirs at law of Evin E. Duncan, late of Roane Co. now Lowden, TN, decd, and as such are entitled to a portion of the estate of said Evin E. Duncan; the attorney is empowered to ask for, receive, etc. property due us from the estate of said Even E. Duncan ... and upon the receipt of any property ... from the said Edward H. Mounger and Robert D. Duncan or either of them, to make receipts. Reg. Franklin Co. AR 26 Jan. 1875. (FHL film 560,115)
 

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