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Duncans in Harrison Co. TX


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

Last revised May 4, 2003

Formed 1839 from Shelby
Panola formed 1846 from Harrison, Shelby
Upshur formed 1846 from Harrison, Nacogdoches


1850 Harrison Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Harrison Co. TX Census
Pg.474, #699-687, R. DUNKIN (m) 24 ENG loafer 0-$100
                  Mary 24 LA
                  C. BLUDWORTH (f) 56 MS -- 0-$7000
Pg.475, #722-710, J. DUNCAN (m) 53 W.England nursery? $4000-500
                  Lucy 57 W.England
                  J. (f) 28, R. (m) 22 W.ENG
                  S. (f) 20 W.ENG
                  L. (f) 10 TX
Pg.482, #811-799, R. KELLES (m) 34 MS jail keeper $0-3500
                  A. (f) 19 TX
                  W.Y.S. (m) 10, S.A. (f) 7 TX
                  G.G. (m) 5 TX
                  Wm. WEST 35 TN constable $0-100
                  4 convicts, including
                  W. DUNKIN (m) 24 IRE convict

1870 Harrison Co. TX Census
P.O. Marshall
Pg.126, #98-300, DUNCAN, J.M. (m) 49 TN farmer $1000-$600
                  Martha A. 49 NC house keeper
                  Thos. W. 23 TN clerk
                  Mary 21 TN "no occup shown"
                  Annis (f) 18 TN "no occup shown"
                  Washington (m) 14, John 12 TN
                  (MAD: James Duncan, per 1880 census; 1860 Hamilton Co. TN census)
Pg.141, #185-229, KNIGHT, Reuben 51 LA merchant $5000-$9000
                  Mary 35 MA keeping house
                  Katy (f) 14, Mary C. 11, Reuben 8 TX at home
                  Harry (m) 6, Nellie (f) 2 TX at home
                  BOOKER (no first name) 45 TN BLACK servant
                  DUNCAN, Thos. 24 AL clerk $0-$0
P.O. Hallville
Pg.160, #136-136, DUNCAN, Sam 53 KY BLACK farm hand $0-$0
                  Mica (f) 40 AL BLACK "no occup shown"
                  Green (m) 16 TX BLACK "no occup shown"
                  Sarah 21 TX BLACK "no occup shown"
                  Lucinda 11 TX BLACK "no occup shown"
                  Wiley 11 TX BLACK farm hand
                  Dill (m) 2 TX BLACK
                  Ellen 16 TX BLACK


Rusk Co. TX Deeds
      H-453: 20 July 1853, Jesse Walling of Rusk Co. TX to John Duncan, Horeson (Harrison? Honeson? Houeson?) Co. TX, 100 acres for $50, on N. boundary line of Wm. Frisby's leag(ue) and at SE corner of Jacob Talyes survey, on Taylor's boundary line; 100 acres part of "hedrite" of Francisco Sole Manskack now the property of Walling; wit. Thomas J. Roberts, James M. Cooper. (FHL film 1,020,674)
      L-160: 4 Aug. 1857, John Duncan of Harrison Co. TX for $100 to John F. Arnote of same, 100 acres on N.boundary of Wm. Frisby's league and SE corner of Jacob Taylors survey, part of headright of Francisco Soto Manshack, which was conveyed to me by Jesse Walling of Rusk Co.; /s/ J.M. Duncan; wit. C.W. Steele, John Let. (FHL film 1,020,675)


Some early Duncans in Harrison Co. TX:
      George H. Duncan, 5 Dec. 1835, had patent to 1 league of land in Smith's Colony, Harrison? 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).
            One George H. Duncan on 15 Feb. 1836 also had patent to 10 leagues of land, in Durst & Williams Colony (ibid). George H. Duncan's title to a 1st Class grant (he living in TX March 4, 1836) in Wise Co. TX was listed on pg.1540, "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 (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). George H. Duncan received bounty warrant #698 for 320 acres on 5 Dec. 1837 for service from 4 July to 8 Oct. 1836, 320 acres in Angelina Co. were surveyed but not patented; Glo file Nac Bty 421. ("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).
      Robert J. Duncan, 12 June 1860, mar. Miss Mary Bludworth at residence of his father; from "The Texas Republic" of June 23, 1860. ("Marriage & Death Notices from 'The Texas Republic', Marshall, TX (Harrison Co.) 1849-1869" by Juanita Davis Cawthon; Houston, TX, Library book 976.433C383, from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984; FHL film 1,398,560 item 4)
      Lucy Kimber Munkton Duncan, 1869, mar. Francis Marion Scott (1841-1879); she 1850-1890, dau. of John Duncan b.1807 from Swansea, Wales, ca 1845 to Marshall [Harrison Co.] TX who mar. 1832 Lucy Kimber Munkton 1809-1875 (pg.498, Vol.VI, "The Compendium of American Genealogy" by Frederick Adams Virkus, FHL book 973 D2vf, from Dale O. Duncan 2/1987; and pg.276, "War of 1812, Veterans of TX" by Mary Fay Smith, Houston, TX, Library book 976.4F282, from Lucille Mehrkam 4/1984)


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