Duncans in Cherokee Co. TX


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

Last revised August 9, 2008

Formed 1846 from Nacogdoches


1850 Cherokee Co. TX Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1983)
Pg.913-914, #751-751, J. DOHERTY (m) 38 TN farmer $2000
                  Alzira 37 TN
                  George W. 16 AL farmer
                  Mary A.M. 14, Martha A. 12 AL
                  William 6, Chelnessa A. (f) 1 TX
                  M. DUNCAN (m) 18 AL farmer
                  (MAD: Mathew H. Duncan, 1870 Henderson Co. TX census)

1860 Cherokee Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Cherokee Co. TX Census
Beat No.1, P.O. Alto
Pg.170, #105-105, DUNCAN, Charles 32 SC BLACK farmer $0-$180
                  Martha 28 TN BLACK keeping house
                  John H. 9 TX BLACK works on farm
                  Franklin (m) 3, Henderson (m) 2 TX BLACK
                  Felix (m) 1/12 TX BLACK b.April
                  JACKSON, George 24 TN BLACK works on farm $0-$70
Beat No.4, P.O. Rusk
Pg.254, #135-135, DUNCAN, Lark (blank age) (m) BLACK (blank)
Pg.254, #125 to #136 -- one name, all Black, males, ages blank, crossed out
                  "I hereby certify that I have visited these 12 dwellings and found the Marshall of Smith County had previously taken the census of these families although they are in Cherokee County by half mile, & previous facts refer to, I did not take them." /s/ C.F. Jay, Dept. U.S. Marshall


Cherokee Co. TX Deed Index 1847-1863, 1863-1888 (FHL film 987,969; SLC 6/14/2008)
      L-382: Duncan, Sarah A. to A. Emanuel, deed, June 25, 1836, July 9, 1856
      No other Duncan grantee or grantor

Cherokee Co. TX Deed (SLC 6/14/2008)
      L-382: 25 June 1836, appeared the widow Sarah Anne (X) Duncan, citizen of Department of Nacogdoches whom I know; she sold to Albert Emanuel, citizen of Department of Nacogdoches, parcel of land containing one half a league or 2214 acres in Joseph Vebleins Colony about five miles below the crossing of the Neches on the E side about 32 miles from this place and 5 miles from Col. P.E. Beans plantation, being the 1/2 league of land granted her as a settler in said colony, the choice of selection of said half league to be vested in said Albert Emanuel, the remaining half belonging to Mr. James Boller of this place, the title and possession being given to the said widow Sarah Ann Duncan, $400. Wit. R.H. (K?.H.) Douglas, N.F. Smith. (also) Wit. Adolphus Stune, N.F. Smith. Rec. 10 May 1856. (FHL film 985,289)


Some early Duncans in Cherokee Co. TX:
      Sarah Ann Duncan, 16 June 1835, had patent to 1 league of land in Vehlein's Colony, Cherokee Co. TX (from "Index to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in TX" by Virginia H. Taylor, originally published as "Spanish Archives of the General Land Office of TX" (by Glass?), FHL book 976.4 R2tv; Houston, TX, library book 976.4G 549; from Lucille Mehrkam and from Jean Walker 1984) Sarah Ann Duncan's title was listed on pg.267, "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)
      Matthew H. Dunken, 24 Nov. 1850, mar. Alvereen Carter
      Peter Duncan, 11 Dec. 1851, mar. Mrs. Margaret Shelton
      Wm. W. Duncan, 4 March 1855, mar. Mary A. Silman (MAD: ? 1860 Angelina Co. TX census)


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