Duncans in Chambers Co. TX


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

Last revised December 27, 2006

Formed 1858 from Jefferson, Liberty


1860 Chambers Co. TX Census (some also from Denzil Mauldin 3/1986)
P.O. Wallisville
Pg.6, #449-443, Sarah L. WALLIS 39 LA (blank) $,000-$1,000
                  Elvira P. 18 TX
                  Elvina J. 16 TX
                  Elisha Ann (f) 11 TX
                  H.R.C. HOLSTEN (m) 10 AL
Pg.7, #450-444, Jane H. HOLSTEN 33 AL (blank) $0-$150
                  Martha M. 14 AL
                  Emily F.A. 8 AL
                  Asa M. 6 MS
                  Louisa E. 3 TX
                  Wm. H. HOLSTEN 24 AL labourer
                  (MAD: 1870 Fayette Co. TX census; Martha Mahala Holsten mar. David Duncan, had son William Henry Duncan b.1865, from info of Elmer Holstien and Marc J. LeClere; Mrs. Mahala Duncan mar. Andrew Thornell on 10/7/1869 in Jefferson Co. TX)
P.O. Cedar Bayou
Pg.8, #475-469, Joshua J. MAYES 37 TN farmer $1000-$11,540
                  Sarah 25 TX
                  Aaron M. DUNCAN 22 TX stock farmer $0-500
                  E.H.R. (m) 19 TX stock farmer $0-300
Pg.10, #500-493, Wm. COOPER 37 ENG farmer $800-200
                  Mary A. 26 AL
                  Mary A. Jr. 9, Charles 7, Luther 4, William 11/12 TX
                   (MAD: 1850 Liberty Co. TX census)
Pg.12, #519-512, J.P. DUNCAN (m) 30 AL farmer $0-100
                  Mary A. 33 TN
                  Frances (f) 6, Ansabel 5 TX
                  Silas 3, Elizabeth 5/12 TX
                  (MAD: James P. Duncan, 1850 Van Zandt Co. TX census, 1870 Wood Co. TX census)


Some early Duncans in Chambers Co. TX:
      William B. Duncan, 23 March 1838, received bounty warrant #3525 for 320 acres for service from 7/7/1836 to 10/7/1836; 320 acres in Chambers Co. were patented to him 10/17/1846, Patent #257 Vol.3 Abst. 85, GLO file Lib. Bty. 67 ("Bounty and Donation Land Grants of Texas 1835-1888" by Thomas Lloyd Miller, 1967, for service between 1835 and 1846, from records of the TX General Land Office; from Lucille Mehrkam 1984). Listed as Wm. R. Duncan, Bounty grant, and William Duncan, 3rd class grant for immigration 10/1/1837 to 1/1/1840 (listed on pg.265, "Abstract of Titled and Patented Lands Compiled From the Records of the General Land Office of the State of Texas" published in Austin in 1860, and indexed by Paul Campbell; published in Vol.3#2 "Texas Heritage Quarterly," from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and CA State Library, Sutro Branch, book F385 T48) (MAD: see Liberty Co. TX)

"Old river country; a history of west Chambers County [TX]" by Flavia Fleischman, 1976 (Houston, TX, Library book 976.42 F596 and 976.4143 F596 CHAMBE; from Lucille Mehrkam 3/1984)
      Pg.56&57 include: Deed Records - Old River Co. - State of TX, Co. of Liberty. Before me the undersigned authority on this day personally appeared Stephen Green a credible person to me well known who being by me duly sworn upon his oath says that he is seventy two (72) years of age, that he was borned and raised and has always lived in Liberty Co., State of TX; that he was well acquainted with Wm. Duncan in his life time to whom was granted by the State of Coahulla and Texas one league of land in Liberty Co. Situated on the West side of the Trinity River and South of the town of Liberty; that said William Duncan is now dead; having died about the year 1837 or 1838 in Liberty Co. TX; That said William Duncan left surviving him three children to wit: Meredith Duncan, William B. Duncan & Sidney P. Duncan (who married Joseph L. Dugat); that said three children were the sole and only heirs of said Wm. Duncan. /s/ Stephen Green (MAD: no original recording locality or date for the document was given)
      Pg.229 of this book includes information from the Bible record of Lucina Green Wilburn Hamel, showing Wm. Cooper, b. Feb. 22, 1822 NY, and wife Mary (Molly) Duncan b. March 22, 1833; their son William F. Cooper mar. 1st Fannie or Fanny Duncan. (MAD: 1850 Liberty Co. TX)


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