Duncans in Johnson Co. TX


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

Last revised July 14, 2013

Formed 1854 from Ellis, Hill, Navarro
Hood formed 1865 from Johnson
Somervell formed 1875 from Hood, Johnson


1860 Johnson Co. TX Census
Pg.442, #70-70, Thos. WATKINS 30 AL farmer $450-$2000
                  Sarah 20 AL
                  Emily 3, Thos. 1 AR
                  Butler DUNKIN (m) 23 SC farmer $0-$200

1870 Johnson Co. TX Census
Beat 1, P.O. Cleburne
Pg.564, #182-183, DUNCAN, T.H. (m) 40 NC farmer $0-$150
                  Martha A. 33 MS keeping house
                  Eugina B. (f) 8/12 TX b. Oct.
                  (MAD: indexed T.A.; ?? Thomas A. Duncan mar. Martha R. Ranier 1864 San Augustine Co. TX)
Pg.566, #200-201, DUNCAN, J.T. (m) 33 KY (blank) $500-$1000
                  Thomas 8, Hix (m) 6, Greenie (f) 4 KY
                  John 2 TX
                  (MAD: James T. Duncan on 1880 census)


Monroe Co. KY Deed
      B-620: 10 July 1868, James T.A.J. Duncan appointed friend John Ray Jr. of Monroe Co. KY attorney to receive debts or payments in State of KY, to sell all or any of my land in Monroe Co. KY. Signed in Johnson Co. TX; recorded 13 Oct. 1868; recorded 13 Nov. 1868 in Monroe Co. KY. (FHL film 589,599)
      F-540/541: 1 March 1875, Johnson Co. TX. I, J.T.A. Duncan the duly appointed guardian of the persons and estate of the minor heirs of myself and his deceased wife Mary E. Duncan, to wit, Thomas Duncan, Hix Duncan, Loretha Duncan and John Duncan, have nominated and appointed E.D. Maxey of Monroe Co. KY my agent and attorney in fact for me and in my name as guardian afsd to demand and receive from any person who may have any money or property in the State of KY to which my wards may be entitled, particularly from the administrator or executor of the estate of G.B. Hix decd. or any person ... things of value to which my said wards may be entitled as children of their deceased mother Mary E. Duncan and heirs of the G.B. Hix decd. who was their maternal grandfather ... /s/ J.T.A.J. Duncan. He ack. 1 March 1875 before G.H. Maxey, Clerk, D.C., Johnson Co. TX. (FHL film 589,601)
      I-33/35: 29 Sept. 1879, T.A.J. Duncan to William F. Pedigs, for $130 paid, sell my entire interest, which is 1/3 interest in 2 tracts or parcels of land in Monroe Co. KY on the waters of Mill Creek, 1st tract, beg. in the original line between Charles Cullens and James C. Stephens, then ... with original line and another tract belonging to Ray Pedigo & Duncan to ... fallen gum in Petcott's? (originally Oldham's) line, ... another tract formerly owned by Ray, with Cullen's line, containing 116 acres more or less; 2nd tract beg. at corner to J.C. Stephens and with his line ... the military line, then ... corner to Grenstaff, containing 134 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ J.T.A.J. Duncan. Ack. Johnson Co. TX on 29 Sept. 1879, /s/ Jno. B. Hadson, Clerk, Dist. Court, Johnson Co. TX. Recorded 9 Oct. 1879 in Monroe Co. KY. (MAD: indexed James T.A.J. Duncan) (FHL film 589,603)

HISTORIES before 1923

1922 "Centennial History of AR" Vol.III, ed. by Dallas T. Herndon, pub. by S.J. Clark (TN Gen. Society Library #2592 from Evelyn Sigler 12/1983; CA State Library, Sutro Branch, book F411 H57)
      Vol.III, pg. 505-6: Judge S.K. Duncan, actively engaged in the practice of law at Waldron [Scott Co.], was born in that town, April 7, 1870, his parents being Samuel K. and Isabelle (Gilbreath) Duncan. The father, who was born near Louisville [Jefferson Co.], KY, in 1833, was a son of Browning Duncan, who moved with the family in an early day to TN (MAD: Dyer Co.) and engaged in farming. The father was first married in TN to a Miss Leonard and there were two children of this marriage, namely: Robert Tison Duncan, late of Alvarado [Johnson Co.], TX; and Mrs. Lucy R. Dozler, late of Waldron, AR. Mrs. (Leonard) Duncan died and the father afterward married Mrs. Isabelle (Gilbreath) Hamilton, mother of James M. Hamilton, now a resident of Waldron. She was born in St. Louis, MO, in 1837, a daughter of Hugh Gilbreath, also a native of MO, whence he removed to AR at an early day, spending his last years near Clarksville in that state. Samuel K. Duncan, Sr., was a wagon-maker and followed his trade in Waldron for 40 years. During the Civil war he was in the employ of the government at Ft. Smith, AR. ... He died in 1906. His widow survived him until 1913, when she was called to the home beyond. They had a family of 5 sons, 4 of whom are living: Dr. L.D. Duncan now engaged in the medical practice at Waldron; S.K. of this review; William B., a merchant of Ada, OK, and Dr. F.R. Duncan who is a practicing physician of Waldron. Thomas M. Duncan who was circuit clerk of his county for a number of years, died in 1906. .... In 1891 Judge (S.K.) Duncan was married to Miss Beatrice E. Vise, a native of Scott Co. AR, ...


Some Duncans in Johnson Co. TX:
      Mary Duncan, 16 Dec. 1873, mar. J.W. Hill
      R.T. Duncan, 20 Nov. 1879, mar. Sarah E. Odom


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