Duncans in Jefferson Co. TX


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

Last revised December 27, 2006

Formed 1836; Old Mexican Municipality
Orange formed 1852 from Jefferson
Chambers, Hardin formed 1858 from Jefferson, Liberty


1850-1860-1870 Jefferson Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

HISTORIES before 1923

1914 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO book F386 J66 1914, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; and FHL book 976.4 H2j and film 547,564)
      Vol.5 pg.2538: SIMEON W.S. DUNCAN, "Commodore" Duncan, resident of Dallas more than 40 years, the father of Trinity River navigation, born Hardin Co. KY 22 Oct. 1848, the son of James A. and Catherine (Daughterty) Duncan. His father from VA, had moved in 1857 from Hardin Co. to Louisville [Jefferson Co.], where he was a merchant; in 1870 to TX with his family, from Jefferson [Co. or Jefferson, Marion Co.] TX to Grayson Co. in 1873, then Dallas where he died in 1892 at age 66, survived by his widow who was born in KY in 1827, died in Dallas in 1913 at age 86. Sim Duncan married in April 1883 to Miss Denia Bullion; their only child is Miss Josephine Duncan. (MAD: the same article is on pg. 2152-5 of the 1916 edition)

1916 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO film 69 reel 2 & 3; CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      Vol.5 pg.2152: SIMON W.S. DUNCAN -- see pg.2538 of the 1914 edition; same article.


Some early Duncans in Jefferson Co. TX:
      Mrs. Mahala Duncan, 7 Oct. 1869, mar. Andrew Thornell (MAD: see 1880 Fayette Co. TX census)


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