Duncans in Henderson Co. TX


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

Last revised April 21, 2008

Formed 1846 from Houston, Nacogdoches
Kaufman, Van Zandt formed 1848 from Henderson


1850 Henderson Co. TX Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1983)
Pg.127, #77-78, James DUNCAN 37 KY farmer $300
                  Pamelia 26 KY
                  William 10 MO
                  Jemmima (f) 6/12 TX
                  (MAD: James Duncan mar. Permelia Duncan 1/25/1838 Clay Co. MO; she in 1860 Clay Co. MO)

1860 Henderson Co. TX Census (no Duncans indexed)
Beat #4
Pg.58, #570-552, Robert MATHEWS 34 TN farmer $850
                  Eveline 2 AL domestic (MAD: sic)
                  (MAD: Eveline Duncan mar. Robert M. Mathews 8/29/1857 in Young Co. TX; see ? Marion Co. AL)

1870 Henderson Co. TX Census (pg.269 also from Jean Duncan 5/2000)
Athens Precinct #2, 24 June 1870
Pg.269, #77-77, DUNCAN, George 48 TN (white) farm laborer $0-200
                  James F. 14 AR farm laborer
                  (MAD: 1860 Calhoun Co. AR census)
Pg.275, #176-176, DUNKIN, Mathew H. 39 GA (white) farmer $400-$438
                  Alserrenia (f) 38 MS keeping house
                  Wm. B. 18 TX farm laborer
                  Sarah C. 16 TX
                  Marion L. (m) 12 TX farm laborer
                  Elijah L. 8, Wiley C. 3 TX
                  Aquilla V. (m) 3/12 TX b.March
                  (MAD: 1850 Cherokee Co. TX census as M. Duncan, mar. Alvereen Carter 11/24/1850 Cherokee Co. TX, not found 1860)
Pg.275, #177-177, DUNKIN, John T. 71 SC (white) farm laborer $0-$0
                  Bashaba (f) 60 SC keeping house
                  BARNET, Currie? (Cumi?) D. (f) 17 AR
                  HONEY, Texana (f) 12 TX
                  John 6 TX
                  (MAD: 1850-1860 Attala Co. MS census as b.GA)
Athens Precinct #4
Pg.307, #220-220, GRIGS, Henry 23 MS BLACK farm laborer $0-$139
                  Manerva 25 TN BLACK keeping house
                  Walter B. 3 TX BLACK
                  Hannah 65 VA BLACK
                  DUNKIN, Valley (f) 9 MS BLACK
Pg.307, #221-221, DUNKIN, John A. 25 NC (white) farmer $300-$438
                  Martha 26 MO keeping house
                  Phalby I. (f) 1 TX
                  SINDER, Andrew J. 17 TX farm laborer $0-$0
                  (MAD: 1860 Rusk Co. TX census with Jas. S. Duncan; J.A. Dunkin 7/7/1844 - 7/7/1918 and M.A. Dunkin 4/29/1844 - 3/29/1913, buried in Athens City Cemetery; from "Cemetery Records of Henderson Co. TX" Vol.II, by Ruth Riley Peavy, 1977, from Lucille Mehrkam 5/1984; FHL film 1,398,560 item 8)


Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
      Application, Name, County, Book
      34072, Dunken, J.A., Ellis, 4

Pension Application of J.A. Dunken, #34072, from TX State Archives (from Anita McMurtrie 6/2001)
   Cover page: 34072 DEAD Form A Soldier's Application for a Pension.
      The Commissioner of Pensions reserves the right to call for additional testimony if he deems it necessary.
      Name of Applicant J.A. Dunken
      Ellis County; Post office Forreston, Tx; R. R. #
      Filed 4/9/17; Approved 4/9/17; Pension allowed from Jun 1 1917
      Rejected (blank)
      J C. Jones (or Jonas?), Commissioner of Pensions
   Form A, 694-315-2M; For Use of Soldiers Who are in Indigent Circumstances.
      I, J.A. Dunken do hereby make application to the commissioner of Pensions for a pension to be granted me under the Act passed by the 33rd Legislature of the State of Texas, and approved April 7, 1913, on the following grounds:
      I enlisted and served in the military service of the Confederate States during the war between the States of the United States, and that I did not desert the Confederate service, but during said was I was layal and true to my duty, and never at any time voluntarily abandoned my post of duty in the said service; or (that I was in the service of the State of Texas during the war, to protest said State agains the Iidians {sic} and Mexicans for more than 6 months) That I was honorably discharged or surrendered {the last three words are dashed through} disbanded at Tyler, Texas, about May 1865.
      (give date and cause) that I have been a bona fide citizen of this State since prior to January 1, A.D. 1900, and have been continuously since a citizen of the State of Texas. I do further state that I do not hold any National State, city or county office which pays me a salary or fees of $300.00 per annum, nor have I an income from any other employment or other source whatever which amounts to $300.00 per annum, nor do I receive from any source whatever money or other means of support amounting in value to the sum of $300.00 per annum, nor do I own my own right, nor does any one hold in trust for my benefit or use, nor does my wife own, nor does any one hold in trust for my wife, estate or property, either real, personal or mixed, either in fee or for life, of the assessed value of over one thousand dollars, exclusive of a home of the falue of not more than $1000.00; nor do I receive any aid or pension from any other State, or from the United States, or from any other source, and that I am not an inmate of the Confederate Home, and I do further state that the answers given to the following questions are true:
      1. What is your age? I am 72 years of age.
      2. Where were you born? State of North Carolina.
      3. How long have you resided in Texas? About 67 years.
      4. In what county do you reside? Ellis County, Texas.
      5. How long have you resided in said county, and what is your postoffice address? About six years, and Forreston, Route --- Texas.
      6. Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate pension law and been rejected? If rejected, state when and where. No.
      7. What is your occupation, if able to engage in one? None. What is your physical condition? Poor.
      8. In what State was the command in which you served organized? Texas
      9. How long did you serve? Give, if possible, the date of enlistment and discharge 18 months {there is an encircled 'TX' beside this '18 months.'}
      10. What was the letter of your company, number of battalion, regiment or battery? Company I {?}. Jemmerson Regiment, 9th Texas Infantry.
      11. If transferred from one command to another, give time of transfer, name of command and time of service. Transferred from Infantry to Wagon Service. Cannot Give dates.
      12. What branch of the service did you enlist in-infantry, cavalry, artillery or navy? Infantry.
      13. If commissioned direct by the President, what was your rank and line of duty? Not Commissioned.
      14. If detailed for special services, under the law of conscription, what was the nature of your service and how long did you serve? Never detailed for any special service.
      15. What is the assessed value of your home, if you own a home? None.
      16. What is the assessed value of your other property? None.
      17. Have you transferred to others any property of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? None.
      Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for a pension be approved and such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law. (Signature of Applicant) J. A. Dunken
      Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 11th day of November A.D. 1916. W.M. Tidwell (Seal) County Judge Ellis County, Texas
   AFFADAVIT OF WITNESS (Note.) - There must be at least two creditable witnesses.
      THE STATE OF TEXAS, County of Henderson.
      Before me J.A. McDonald, County Judge of Henderson County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared C.D. Owen & T.P. Luker known to me to be credible citizens, who, being by me duly sworn, on oath state that they personally know J.A. Dunken, the above named applicant for a pension, and that they personally know that the said J.A. Dunken has been a bone fide resident citizen of the State of Texas since prior to January 1, A.D. 1900, and that they have no interest in his claim. (Signature of Witness) T.P. Luker; (Signature of Witness) C.D. Owen
      Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 25 day of January, A.D. 1917, J.A. McDonald (Seal) County Judge Henderson County, Texas
      (If possible the two witnesses should have served with the applicant in the army, and if so, let them, or either, state it in their oath, their source of knowledge; also any information regarding applicant's army service.)
      THE STATE OF TEXAS, County of Henderson
      Before me, J.A. McDonald, County Judge of Henderson County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared H.H. (?) Beckham, and A.J. Cook who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who, being by me sworn, on oath state that they are personally acquainted with the foregoing applicant, and that the facts set forth and statements made in his application are correct and true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they have no interest in his claim, and said applicant's habits are good and free from dishonor. And WE further make oath to the following facts touching the applicant's service in the Confederate Army: (State fully your source of knowledge)
      WE are each 70 years old and pesonally {sic} know the applicant: he enlisted in the Company E. Jemmersons Regiment 9th Texas Infantry in the fall of 1864, and served until the end of the War: WE each of us personally know these facts because WE were members of the Same Regiment. WE further swear that WE each pres. have personally known said applicant J.A. Dunken and intimately associated with him as our neighbor Sincd about he close of the War us to about 10 {5 or 6 crossed out} years ago, when he moved from our Settlement to Athens. WE live about 25 miles from Athens Texas, near Chandler in Henderson Co. Texas. (Signature of Witness) H.H. Beckham; (Signature of Witness) A.J. Cook.
      I, Lem Wray (May?), State and County Assessor in the County of Ellis {another encircled 'TX'} State of Texas, do certify that J.A. Dunken, or his wife, or his trustee, or trustee for his wife, whose name is signed to the foregoing application for a pension, under the Act of the Thrity-thrid Legislature, approved April 7, 1913, is charged on the tax rolls of said county with a homestead of the value of no/100 Dollars, and of other property, real or personal, or both, of the value of no/100 Dollars.
      Given under my hand, this 7 day of April A.D. 1917; Lem May, State and County Assessor
   Office Of Commissioner of Pensions; 2632-516-3M; State of Texas, Austin.
      {Seal of State of Texas} J.C. JONES, Commissioner
      To the Adjutant General, War Department, Washington, D.C.
      Dear Sir:
      I have the honor to request the military record of J.A. Dunken who is reported to have enlisted in Company F, Regiment 9 Texas Infantry, Jemmerson's Reg. Later transferred to Wagon Service in the service of the Confederate States Army.
      Purpose: The ________________ person named is an applicant for a Confederate pension granted by the State, and I desire to verify his proof of service.
      Very respectfully, J.C. Jones, {encircled 'TX'}, Commissioner of Pensions.
      The Adjutant General's Office, Washington April 17, 1917
      Respectfully returend to Com.r of Pensions Austin, Texas with the information that a statement of the service of J.A. Dunken, Pvt. Co F 9 Tex Cav. CSA was furnished the Com.r of Pensions for Tex in a communication from thie office dated April 12, 1913 to which attemtion is invited.
      No record has been fourn of a J.A. Dunken, or Duncan as of Co. F any 9 Regt. Tex. Inf CSA.
      Col. Jemmerson has not been identified.
      H.T. McCain, The Adjutant General
   January 18, 1940
      [to] Mr. O.J. dunken, Chandler, Texas
      I acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 17 requesting the military service record of one John A. Dunken whom you state lived in Henderson County at Athens when he applied for a Confederate Pension.
      The records of this office show one J.A. Dunken, nor borne as John A. Dunken filed application for Confederate Pension in the State of Texas in 1917 from Forreston, Ellis County, Texas. His application for pension was approved under file nuimber 34072. He drew a Confederate Pension until his death on July 7, 1918 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas.
      Mr. Dunken stated in his application for pension that he was a private in Company f, 9th Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army. He stated in his application for pension that he served 18 months and was discharged at Tyler, Texas about May, 1865.
      The application of John or J.A. Dunken was approved on the affidavits of H.H. Beckham and A.J. Cook who claimed to have been nightbors of Mr. Dunken and knew of his service in the Confederate States Army as they served in the same regiment with him.
      No further information as to the service of Mr. Dunken is given.
      Yours very truly, Geo. H. Sheppard, Comptroller of Public Accounts
      (Anita McMurtrie note: The possible reason behind all the confusion is that Col Jemmerson's Regiment was part of the Texas Volunteer Army "TVA" and those records are pretty much lost. John Alexander told his family that he ran away from home when he was 15 and enlisted. His previous service with the TVA was as a water boy. When Col. Jemmerson's Regiment was transferred to CSA command, John Alexander went into the Wagon Corps. His service with the CSA is all that is available in the records that I've found so far.)
   Chandler, Texas, Jan, 17th, 40.
      Mr. Geo H Sheppard, State Comptroller, Austin, Texas.
      Dear Mr. Sheppard:
      I would like to have the record of my father, John. A. Dunken, who lived in Hernderson Co, at Atherns, when he applied for Confederate pension, if you can give me the names of the parties who made affidavits for him I will appreciate same, I think he enlisted in Rusk. Co.
      I want to get a monument for his grave also my sister wants to join the daughters of the Confederacy and this information is required.
      Thanking you for the above information, I am,
      Your very truly, O.J. Dunken {encircled 'TX'} {Comptrollers Office stamped received as "No. 6 Jan 18 1940"}

Reproduced from the Holdings of the Texas State Archives (from Anita McMurtrie 4/2003)
      Name & Rank: Dunkin, J. A., Pvt.
      Comm. Off: Ready, William J., Capt.
      Organ: Co. A. TVA, 5th Brig., Gen Samuel Henderson commdg., TST; tr to CSA Au. 5063 at Henderson for 6 months.
      Remarks: R & F 81; En. & Mus. Off. Gen Henderson; Co. sta. at Henderson Au. 5-63; 1 name illegible; 1 mus. roll.


Henderson Co. TX General Index to Probate Records, v.1-2, 1846-1936 (FHL film 1,481,294)
      A-82: Duncan, Pernulia, admin; Duncan, Jane, estate of (MAD: name given as Jane, but I think it should be James)
      D-65: Duncan, J.A., admin of Reeves, Solomon, estate of; #170; F-442, see Book F Dist. Ct. pg.442.
      A-88: Duncan, James, estate of; Box, Thomas, Admin.; A-88, 90, 93, 95, 96, 100, 109; B-13, 24, 80, 85, 88, 93, 118, 131, 153, 154, 162, 195, 221, 283; C-97

Henderson Co. TX Probate Minutes, Vol.A to E, 1847-1883 (FHL film 1,502,710)
      A-82: 20 Aug. 1850, in the succession of Jane Duncan; Permelia Duncan having filed her petition for letters of administration; ordered that James Stephenson and H.T. Allen be appointed appraisers.
      A-88: 1 April 1851, Thomas Box applied for letters of admin. on estate of James Duncan, late of Henderson Co., decd; Thomas Box posted bond, securities H.S. Allen and G.B. Fancher, for $850; letters of admin. issued. A-90, next day, case continued; A-93, May 1851, continued. A-95, June term 1851, inventory filed, the administrator to sell the headright cert. of William Wilkson for 320 acres and sell the perishable property. A-96, continued. A-100, Sept. 1851, continued. A-109, Dec. 1851, admin. allowed to "sent out" certain land without public auction.
      B-13: Oct. 1858, Thomas Box, admin. of James Duncan, on motion of chief pertice?, Thomas Box removed and letters of admin. revoked; court dissatisfied; Box was absent from Texas more than 3 months. (MAD: scraps of pages at front of book; may be out of order; date as given; probably should be in Book C)
      B-24: Nov. 28, 1852, case continued. B-80, May 1854, Thomas Box called to appear. B-85, Aug. 1854, Thomas Box, residence in Trinity City, Ellis Co. B-88, Sept. 1854, continued. B-93, Oct. 1854, Box be cited to appear. B-118, 1855, citation issued. B-131, March 1855, Box moved outside TX. B-153-154, Sept. 1855, ordered that appraisers be appointed to appraise land in Hill Co. belonging to estate of James Duncan containing 414-1/2 acres in Robinson District on waters of E.fork of Aguela Creek about 15 miles N. from Fort Graham located by virtue of Cert. 347 issued 23 April 1850, patent 14 Feb. 1855, no. 803, Vol.10. B-162, Nov. 1855, Thos. Box to sell the property belonging to estate as is going to waste, such as rails, planks and other things, to be sold at Buffalo. B-195, 25 Feb. 1856, Thomas Box to sell the house and railes near the town of Buffalo. B-221, 28 July 1856, report by Thomas Box to be filed. (MAD: report not given in these minutes). B-283, Dec. 1856, not filed. B-283, 27 Jan. 1857, continued.
      C-97: Monday, 1 Oct. 1858, on motion of Chief Justice, Thos. Box removed from administering estate, letter of admin. revoked; he wants to remove the property beyond the state and he has absented longer than three months.


Henderson Co. TX Deeds and Deed Indexes, 1838-1881; 1838-1884 "cont. in Vol.2" (FHL film 1,481,023)
      MAD: Index had very detailed listing; I have added info from the actual deed books to the following; following from Vol.1 and 2
      A-106: 6 March 1847, Henry Jeffrey of Cherokee Co. TX to James Duncan of Henderson Co. TX, for $400, 94 acres, town lots and lands, Patent 98 Vol.6 dated 27 Jan. 1847 (desc. not copied). (FHL film 1,481,025)
      B-13: 26 March 1847, John H. Reagan to James Duncan, both of town of Buffalo, Henderson Co. TX, for $25, lot #6 in town of Buffalo; ack. March 26, 1847; wit. B. Graham, J.P. Moore; rec. 26 March 1847. (FHL film 1,481,025)
      B-24: 26 March 1847, James Duncan and wife Permilia to Levi B. Sanders, all of town of Buffalo, Henderson Co. TX, for $80, lots 11 and 12, orig. grantee Henry Jeffrey; wit. B. Graham, J.T. Rayel, J.A. Robinson, ack. 6 March 1847, rec. 12 May 1847. (FHL film 1,481,025)
      C-63: 29 March 1847, James Duncan and wife Permilia to Allen M. Moore, both of town of Buffalo, for $25, lot 1 in Block 31 in Town of Buffalo, orig. grantee Henry Jeffry; wit. A.B. Gordon, J.T. Rayel; rec. 20 Aug. 1847. (FHL film 1,481,025)
      C-81: 28 July 1847, James Duncan and wife Permelia to Wm. Finch, all of town of Buffalo, for $150, lot 5 in Block 35, orig. grantee Henry Jeffrey; wit. A.B. Gordon, Phil. Finch; rec. 10 Sept. 1847. (FHL film 1,481,025)
      E-218: 12 June 1849, Per order of County Court of Henderson Co., Allen M. Moore as admin. of John P. Moore decd, ordered to sell certain property including lots 7 and 8 in Block 32 in town of Buffalo for purpose of paying debts of decd, did on 1st Tuesday May 1849 sold at public sale, to James Duncan highest bidder for $400; this a deed; orig. owner of lots Henry Jeffreys; wit. Jas. Boggs, M.C. Howard; ack. 12 June 1849, rec. 16 June 1849. (FHL film 1,481,025)
      E-272: 15 Feb. 1849, James Duncan of Henderson Co. TX to B. Gooch of same, for $150, town lots 7 and 8 in Block 28 in Buffalo, orig. grantee Henry Jeffreys; no wit; rec. 27 Sept. 1849. (FHL film 1,481,025)
      F-183: 26 Jan. 1852, Aderine (X) Angelin of Anderson Co. TX to William B. Duncan of Hopkins Co. TX; that William B. Duncan as agent for Aderine Anglin has located said Angelin headrights for one league and labore of land on "Kicapoo Neck" in present county of Henderson, TX, surveyed in two equal halves, one being south of said Kickapoo Creek beg. SE corner of survey of L. Hall, and the other mainly north of said Kickapoo Creek at NE corner of said Hall's survey; now for said Duncan's services in locating and surveying, and for $100, Anglin deeds to Duncan 1000 acres to be taken across the West end of the N 1/2 of said headwright, beg. SW corner of survey 13,000,000 "varas" made for Aderine Anglin, being the N 1/2 or tract, then east far enough to make 1000 acres by running north across to the N boundary. Wit. Saml. Slater, Thomas A. Slater; ack. July 1852, rec. 23 July 1852. (FHL film 1,481,025)
      I-464: 22 Feb. 1855, Grant/Patent #1113 by State of TX to James Duncan, 3rd class, for 225-1/2 acres rec. Vol.11, grant on Trinity River about 2 miles below Buffalo, per Cert. 347 dated 25 April 1850, adj. James Stephens NE corner on Henry Jeffreys line. Rec. 25 Sept. 1855. (FHL film 1,481,026)
      O-236: 18 March 1865, William B. Duncan of Hopkins Co. TX to A.C. King of Henderson Co., for $1000, 1000 acres on N.side Kickapoo Creek, original owner A. Anglin; ack. 27 April 1865 in Hopkins Co.; no wit.; rec. 27 April 1865. (FHL film 1,481,027)
      O-100: By assessment there was due Henderson Co. TX $.55 tax for 1861 on James Duncan's 225-1/2 acre tract, James Duncan the owner or owners having failed to pay, A.T.Rice assessor and collector of Henderson Co. on 22 Aug. 1863 by virtue of my tax list levy on 225-1/2 acres, No. 134 on abstract, on Record of survey Book C pg.80, on the Trinity River, sold at public sale on 26 Sept. 1863 to highest bidder James M. Deen for 198 acres at $2.55, being the amount of tax due; /s/ 21 Sept. 1863, A.T. Rice, A & Col., Henderson Co.; rec. 3 Dec. 1863. (FHL film 1,481,027)
      O-460: 186x, R.B. Thomas by admin. to Jas. and E.J. Duncan, amount not given, 200 acres, orig. owner Buford Brown, ack. 25 Oct. 1868, rec. 26 Oct. 1868. (not found; see P-59&60)
      O-512: 11 May 1868, M.H. Duncan and wife A.A. Duncan of Henderson Co. TX to W.S. Willis, for $58.38 due, 50 acres off N.part of John Shivly's headright on Caney Creek; no wit.; ack. 11 May 1868, rec. 29 May 1868; /s/ M.H. Duncan, A.A. (X) Duncan. (FHL film 1,481,027)
      P-35: 15 Dec. 1869, Isac Laymance to J.A. Dunkin, both Henderson Co. TX, for $525, 320 acres on Kickapoo Creek, a western tributary of Neches River, on SE corner of Dickerson Parker's survey, original owner John Brown; wit. Joseph Cone, William A. Jamison; ack. 4 Jan. 1870, rec. 12 Jan. 1870. (FHL film 1,481,028)
      P-59: At court July 1867, pertaining to estate of decd. persons. On 27 July 1867, the commissioners to partition estate of R.B. Thomas decd among the distributees reported some property could not be divided, including Abst. #81, 200 acre headwright of B.W. Brown in Kaufman Co. on Wild, appraised for $60, recorded Book C of Estates page 525 on 20 Jan. 1870. On 26 Aug. 1867, the claim of Jane Duncan, wife of James Duncan, to take property at its appraised value, she one of heirs and distributees of estate of R.B. Thomas decd; she be permitted to take 200 acres in Kaufman Co., the headright of B.W. Brown and No.87 on Abstract, at the price of $100. 20 Jan. 1870. Certified a true copy. (FHL film 1,481,028)
      P-235: 7 Sept. 1870, C.M. Bachelor of Smith Co. TX, being surviving wife of N.M. Bachelor decd but divorced before his decease, for $60 for the use of myself and my infant dau. Ella Bachelor heir at law of said N.M. Bachelor decd by [to] H.A. Bachelor, R.J. Bachelor, R.M. Bachelor, M.F. Duncan wife of George J. Duncan, W.W. Bachelor, J.L. Bachelor, and Georgia A. Bachelor, all Henderson Co. TX and heirs at law of N.M. Bachelor decd, sell to H.A. Bachelor (etc.) all my right and right of my infant dau. to 237-1/2 acres, the W. part of 470-1/4 acre grant to Samuel B. Herbo assignee of Isaac Clendennen, in Henderson and Anderson Cos. on waters of Trinity River near Wild Cat Bluff on N.side of Wild Cat Creek, being land conveyed by Richard M. THompson and wife to W.C. Wathun and by Wathun to J.W. Smith and by Smith to N.M. Bachelor and patented to Isaac Clendennen; ack. 7 Sept. 1870, rec. 21 Oct. 1870. (FHL film 1,481,028; indexed C.M. & E. Bachelor to M.T. Duncan)
      P-289: 6 Aug. 1870, Ann Larkin and Owen Larkin to J.A. Dunkin and wife Martha, for $20, 5 acres on corner Willis Parker's survey, orig. owner J. Watts; no wit.; ack. 6 Aug. 1870, rec. 7 Jan. 1871. (FHL film 1,481,028)
      P-603: 16 July 1870, J.A. Duncan to David Cade and James Ingram of Henderson Co., and A.Y. Ingram of Van Zandt Co. TX, for $200, 160 acres on Kickapoo Creek, orig. owner Willis Parker; ack. 3 Oct. 1871; rec. 12 Oct. 1871. (FHL film 1,481,028)
      Q-92: 16 Oct. 1871, John A. Dunkin and M.A. Dunkin his wife to O.J. and M.A. Larkin, for $500, 160 acres on S.S. Kickapoo Creek, patent to Willis Parker on 4 March 1848 rec. Book I, pg.242-243; rec. 22 Feb. 1872. (FHL film 1,481,028)
      Q-93: 16 Oct. 1871, Ann Larkin and O.J. Larkin her husband to John A. Dunkin, for $650, 160 acres of W. end of tract where we live, deeded us by Kettle Grinstensen & wife on 13 Oct. 1869; orig. owner P.R. Lilly; ack. 16 Oct. 1871, rec. 22 Feb. 1872. (FHL film 1,481,028)
      U-223: 26 Oct. 1872, H.A. Bachelor of Ellis Co. TX, R.J. Bachelor of Navarro Co. TX, R.M. Bachelor, M.F. Duncan wife of George J. Dungan (sic), W.W. Bachelor, J.F. Bachelor, and Georgia A. Bachelor, all the last 6 named of Henderson Co. TX, all being legal heirs of N.M. Bachelor, for $600, to James David Jaggen of Henderson Co. TX, 237-1/4 acres, being W part of 470-1/4 acre grant to Samuel B. Herbro assignee of Isaac Clendimen, in "Henderson and Henderson" Counties on waters of Trinity River near Wild Cat Bluff on N. side Wild Cat Creek, conveyed by J.W. Smith to N.M. Bachelor and patented or contained in a patent to Isaac Clendimen by assignee. /s/ H.A. Bachelor (ack. in Ellis Co.), W.W. Bachelor (ack. in Ellis Co.), R.J. Bachelor (ack. in Freestone Co.), R.M. Bachelor (ack. in Henderson Co.), J.A. Bachelor (ack. in Henderson Co., G.A. Bachelor (ack. in Henderson Co.), M.F. (X) Duncan (ack. in Henderson Co.). Ack. 31 Oct. 1872, rec. 22 Dec. 1879. (FHL film 1,481,284)
      Y-364: 26 March 1839, Henderson Co. TX clerk issued license to marry between Theodore S. Lee to Marianne Duncan, Co. of Brazoria, certify the copy from a manuscript kept as a record of marriage license for co. & state first above written from 1839 to 1851, as same appears on file in my office. 24 Oct. 1884, John G. McNeel clerk of Brazoria Co. TX by W.K. Burney, Deputy. 13 Dec. 1884 by Hays Co. TX clerk that the above inst. dated 26 March 1839 was filed for record 13 Dec. 1884, all in Book Y, recorder of deeds &c, on page 97. Filed for record Dec. 26, 1884, Henderson Co. TX; rec. Dec. 31, 1884. (FHL film 1,481,285)
      Z-283: 25 Aug. 1881, John A. Dunkin and wife Martha A. of Henderson Co. TX for $250 paid by C.J. Granbery for cash and promissory note for $275 dated 25 Aug. 1881 at 10% interest payable 1 Dec. 1881, to C.J. Granbery of same, 160 acres of W end of Jackson Wells survey, incl. residence deeded to us by O.J. Larkin and wife on 16 Oct. 1871; /s/ J.A. Dunkin, M.A. Dunkin; filed for record 6 Feb. 1886. (FHL film 1,481,286)
      Quit. Index Vol.3 had deeds after 1880.


Some early Duncans in Henderson Co. TX:
      James Duncan, 12 Dec. 1837, received bounty warrant #422 for 1280 acres for service from 3 June 1836 to 11 Dec. 1837; 1280 acres in Henderson Co. were patented to John S. Sydner, assignee, on 28 Oct. 1845; Pat 21 Vol.3 Abst 208 Glo file Nac Bty 67. James Duncan on 25 Feb. 1853 received bounty warrant for 1237 acres for 3 months service to 8 Dec. 1835; 320 acres in Houston Co. were patented to the heirs of Ira Kirkpatrick, assignee, on 21 Nov. 1861; Pat 601 Vol.12 Abst 344 Glo file Hou Bty 283. ("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 in Henderson Co. TX as Bounty warrant and as 3rd class grant for immigration 10/1/1837 to 1/1/1840 on pg.723, "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)
      J. Duncan, 1846, on tax list in Henderson Co. ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974, FHL book 976.4 R4m; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      J.M. Duncan, 1846, on tax list in Henderson Co. ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974, FHL book 976.4 R4m; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      James Duncan, 1846, on tax list in Henderson Co. ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974, FHL book 976.4 R4m; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      Jane Duncan, 1846, on tax list in Henderson Co. ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974, FHL book 976.4 R4m; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      T.L. Duncan, 1846, on tax list in Henderson Co. ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974, FHL book 976.4 R4m; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      James Duncan, 28 March 1887, his widow Permelia applied in MO for a pension for his service in the Mexican War in Co.H 1st TX Mtd. Vols., WC-571, from MO. ("Index to Mexican War Pension Files" by Virgil D. White; FHL book 973 M22mw) (MAD: 1850 Henderson Co. TX census; she in 1860 Clay Co. MO census)

"Footprints to Wildcat Ferry (And Beyond)" [Henderson Co. TX] by Koma Jo Baker, 1981 (from Ann Johnston 7/1999)
      Pgs.190-209 refer to the families of William K. Duncan of 1850 Bradley Co. AR, G.P. Dunckan (George Joseph Duncan) of 1860 Calhoun Co. AR, and George Duncan of 1870 Henderson Co. TX. The book also has information about William Thomas Duncan and Edward Franklin Duncan, sons of Abram Duncan and Elizabeth Hannegan, of Bradley and Calhoun Co. AR.

The Henderson Co. TX website on Rootsweb has a lot of source information, including vital records, and includes Duncans (web address from Bunny Freeman 12/2002, who is Co-County Coordinator)


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