Duncans in Wayne Co. TN


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

Last revised August 10, 2003

Formed 1817 from Hickman
Lewis formed 1843 from Hickman, Maury, Wayne, Lawrence


1830 Wayne Co. TN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Wayne Co. TN Census
Pg. 72  Thomas Dunham         1001          - 0001
    99  William Duncan        1000,0001     - 0000,001

1850 Wayne Co. TN Census Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
Pg.339 (676), #998-1010, Brinkley HOPSON 49 NC farmer $1000
                  Mary 50 NC
                  Wm. R. DUNCAN 14 TN
                  Rebeca HOPSON 14 TN
                  Charles E. 12, Richard 10 TN
                  Ann 8, Brinkley 6 TN
Pg.344 (684), #1056-1078, Joseph PHILIPS 47 SC farmer $300
                  Elender 37 SC
                  Lucinda 16, James 13, Nathaniel 11 AL
                  Prudence 7, Thomas 2 AL
                  (MAD: looking for Joseph D. Phillips b.1793 mar. 1st Polly B. Duncan, from Lauderdale Co. AL)

1860 Wayne Co. TN Census
District 7
Pg.253 (43), #297, David DUNCAN 27 TN farmer $2500-$900
                  Eliza J. 21 TN
                  Frances E. 3, Sarah A. 2 TN
                  Sarah E. ROBERTS 14 TN
                  Anna A. 11 TN
                  (MAD: D.C. Duncan in 1850 Lawrence Co. TN census, 1880 Hardin Co. TN census)
District 9
Pg.262 (53), #361, Francis M. DUNCAN (m) 25 AL laborer $0-$80
                  Rebecca A. 22 TN
                  William H. 6, Asa 2 TN
District 10
Pg.267 (64), #432, W.R. DUNCAN (m) 23 TN farmer $3000-$7544
                  Amanda E. 19 TN
                  William B. 1 TN
                  (MAD: W.R. Duncan mar. A.F. Thornton 12/15/1857)

1870 Wayne Co. TN Census
District 5, P.O. Waynesboro
Pg.454, #121-144, DUNCAN, Joseph 26 AL (white) farmer this year, $0-$576, mar. in Nov.
                  Annie E. 19 TN keeping house, mar. in Nov
District 7, P.O. Waynesboro
Pg.474, #63-63, DUCAN, D.C. (m) 37 TN (white) black smith $2000-$200
                  Eliza J. 31 TN keeping house
                  Frances E. (f) 13 TN
                  Sarah A. 12 TX ("Texas")
                  James N. 10 TN
                  Jula (sic) D. (f) 7, Miles B. (m) 5 TN
                  Mary C. 3, Allabama (f) 1 TN


Wayne Co. TN Marriages 1857-1898, typed (FHL film 24,859)
      Joseph Duncan to A.E. Brown, 24 Nov. 1869
      Others indexed, not looked at or copied


Wayne Co. TN Wills, Administrations, etc. (FHL film 549,274)
      1848-1856 - no Duncan
      1856-1868 - no Duncan

Wayne Co. TN Wills, Inventories & Settlements, by WPA (FHL film 24,859 item 4)
      Book 0, 1848-1857 - no Duncan indexed
      Book O, pg.19: (not indexed) William Thornton, guardian settlement, gdn. of William R. Duncan, minor heir of William Duncan decd, income incl. hire of negro, rent of land, expenses incl. entering "insant" land adj. land of the minor, etc.; amount due minor: $600.27-1/2. Submitted 1/1/1849.


Wayne Co. TN Circuit Court Execution Docket 1837-1840, typed (FHL film 24,859)
      No Duncan


Tennessee Land Grants Index (FHL film 1,002,730)
      Copied all Duncan, Dunkin, etc. (no Duncomb) through 1849; did not copy later index. 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)
      William Duncan & E.W.M. King & David Gallaher, 27009, 60a, 12/19/1838, Wayne, FF-438, General
      William Duncan & E.W.M. King & David Gallaher, 27010, 25a, 12/19/1838, Wayne, FF-439, General
      William Duncan & E.W.M. King & David Gallaher, 27011, 100a, 12/19/1838, Wayne, FF-440, General

Wayne Co. TN Deed Index, 1821-1839, 1839-1872; and deeds (FHL film 549,278)
      Copied to Book L; no index to book D
      K-215, 1865, Wm. R. Duncan to Cypert, T.J. (not looked at)

      B-418 (old C-518): 21 Jan. 1836, Thompson Crenshaw of Wayne Co. TN to William Duncan of Lauderdale Co. AL, $500, 50 acres on Big Cypress Creek in Range 9, Sec. 1, being Grant #19593 to said William Duncan, beg. at NW corner of entry in name of Randolph Crenshaw for 60 acres. (FHL film 583,160)
      B-421 (old C-522): 21 Jan. 1836, Thompson Crenshaw of Wayne Co. TN to William Duncan of Lauderdale Co. AL, $300, two tracts or grants #25213 and #25313 bounded as follows, viz, lying on Big Cypress Creek in Range 9, Sec. 1, 50 acres beginning in S. boundary line of Entry #575 for 51 acres in name of A. & J. McDonnel, then ... to SE corner of said entry, then south, then corner to stake in the East boundary line of said Entry #575, then south with the line, to SE corner, ... containing 50 acres by survey; the second tract lying in the same range and section adj. SE corner of Entry #576 for 50 acres in the name of McDonald, ... south boundary line of said Entry #576, containing by survey 10 acres. (FHL film 583,160)
      B-424 (old C-525): 21 Jan. 1836, Thompson Crenshaw of Wayne Co. TN to William Duncan of Lauderdale Co. AL, $800, land on Cypress Creek in Range 9, Sec. 1, containing 51 acres "by the State of TN #19592, being 51a [granted] to the said William Duncan," bounded ... E of the 2 Mile Fork & N of the SW corner of said Range & Section; wit. Willis Hays, Jonathan Synyard. (FHL film 583,160)
      C-59 (old D-336): 1 Oct. 1838, S.J. Alexander, Sheriff, to William Duncan, both Wayne Co., 150 acres by estimate formerly Isaac Walkin, Range 12, Sec. 2, Dist. 1, adj. Daniel Chimys 190 acres; sold 3 July 1837 to William Duncan for $5.40. (FHL film 583,161)
      C-66 (old D-347): 1 Oct. 1838, S.J. Alexander, Sheriff, to William Duncan, both Wayne Co., 200 acres formerly owned by heirs of James D. Walker, Dist. 1, Range 11, Sec. 1, adj. Daniel Chimes 160 acre tract, for $6.90. (FHL film 583,161)
      C-73 (old D-357): 20 Nov. 1835, William Duncan of Wayne Co. TN to Willis Watkins of Dickson Co. TN, $150, 150 acres on TN River in Range 12, Sec. 2, corner Daniel Chimes 190 acre tract; ref. to sheriff's deed. Wit. J.C. Elliott, William Witherspoon. (FHL film 583,161)
      C-109 (old D-409): 25 Oct. 1838, Sheriff to William Duncan, all Wayne Co. TN, 200 acres formerly heirs of James P. Walkin, Dist. 1, corner David Chimes, James Dobbin; sold 3 July 1837 for unpaid taxes to William Duncan for $6.90. (FHL film 583,161)
      C-129 (old D-440): 21 March 1839, William Duncan to George W. Gorin, $300, 200 acres in 8th Dist., Range 11, fractional Sec. 1, corner Daniel Chimer, James Dobbins. Wit. E.W.M. King, David Gollahen. (FHL film 583,161)
      C-130 (old D-441): 21 March 1839, William Duncan, Ephraim W.M. King and David Gollaher to George W. Gorin, $200, 60 acres on TN River in Range 11, Sec. 3, on line of Henry Hunters 160 acre entry #218, Daniel Cherry's 160 acres. Wit. W.B. Roose, Jessie M. Wilks. (FHL film 583,161)
      C-200 (old D-550): 18 Nov. 1839, William Duncan, E.W.M. King and David Gollaher to George R. Howard, $200, 100 acres on TN River corner Entry #204 for 160 acres in name of Daniel Cherry. Wit. Thom. East, J. McDougal. (FHL film 583,161)
      E-52: 10 Jan. 1840, Thomas Gray trust deed to Wm. Duncan, two cows; Gray owes Duncan $10. (FHL film 549,281)
      E-549: 13 Jan. 1845, Brinkley Hopson of Lauderdale Co. AL and Mary Duncan of Wayne Co. TN; to William Thornton of last aforesaid county, trustee; marriage shortly intended between Brinkley Hopson and Mary Duncan; Mary Duncan now owns property, 50 acres on Big Cypress, grant to William Duncan #19593, corner 60 acre entry of Randolph Crenshaw; also occupant claim contiguous to said 50 acres known as Entry #17 in name of William Duncan for 38 acres, corner 50 acre survey of Alaxander and John McDaniel; 50 acre grant and occupant claim being that part of lands of William Duncan decd which were assigned to said Mary Duncan for dower; also negro woman Sarah age about 22, mare & bridle, bed & furniture, etc.; agreed by Brinkley Hopson that the above be made over to William Thornton for separate use of Mary Duncan during her life and then to her son William R. Duncan. Wit. Wallis Hany?, Howell (X) Allen. (FHL film 549,281)
      F-330: 11 Jan. 1849, A.G. McDougal by A.C. McDougal to William R. Duncan, $43.87-1/2, including/excluding 161 acres in entries, 375 acres by estimation. Wit. Brinkly Hopson, William (blank last name). (FHL film 549,281)
      G-514: 4 April 1839, William Duncan, E.W.M. King, and David Gallaher to Bovrell Wilder, $112, 25 acres in Dist. 1, corner occupant entry in name of Burrel Wilder for 73 acres, corner entry #204 for 160 acres. Wit. K.L. Snowden, Jon. ?Morris?. Reg. on oath of wit. 9 Feb. 1853. (FHL film 549,282)


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, George, widow Duncan, Melissa; B 2 Tenn. Inf.; 1866 June 6, Widow Appl. #127825, Cert. #102968. (MAD: Wayne Co. TN; see Scott Co. TN, mar. Wayne Co. KY)
      Duncan, George W., widow Duncan, Louisa; F 6 Tenn. Cav., I H & R 2 Tenn. Mtd. Inf.; 1884 May 12, Invalid Appl. #513071, Cert. #629776, Tenn.; 1914 Jan. 3, Widow Appl. #1020031, Cert. #774395, Texas. (MAD: B 2 TN Mtd. Inf.= Wayne Co. TN; ? see Lawrence Co. TN; 1890 Hardin Co. TN pensioner)


Humphreys Co. TN Deed (FHL film 979,393)
      B-373: 5 Oct. 1818, John Duncan of Wayne Co. TN to Burmall (Burwall?) Lashler of Humphreys Co., $90, 20 acres on Little Richland Creek (land in B-370). Wit. John Thompson, Jno. C. Morrison, S. Alley. Proven on oath of John Thompson (registrar).

HISTORIES before 1923

1886 "History of Lawrence, Wayne, Perry, Hickman & Lewis Cos. TN" by Goodspeed (from Dale O. Duncan 8/1985)
      Pg.772, Wayne Co. (The town of) Clifton ... was founded in 1840, situated 16 miles west of Waynesboro, on TN River ... now has the following (businesses) ... Hardin & Duncan, Groceries.


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