Duncans in Medina Co. TX


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

Last revised August 25, 2007

Formed 1848 from Bexar


1850 Medina Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Medina Co. TX Census
Castroville P.O.
Pg.11, #194-171, Thos. GILBRETH 35 TX stockraiser $500-$700
                  Jane S. 28 TX
                  Frank 4, Mary 2 TX
                  "?" (f) 3/12 TX
                  Ben DUNCAN 21 TX stockraiser $0-$5000
                  Jeff PAGE 26 TX laborer $0-$150
                  (MAD: ?? 1850 Gonzales Co. TX census)

1870 Medina Co. TX Census
Precinct #5, P.O. Castroville
Pg.205, #365-362, DUNCEN, Benj. 32 TX farmer & stock raiser $100-$9795
                  Francis (f) 21 TX keeping house
                  Inns? (f) 4, Luiza (f) 3, Francis (f) 1 TX
                  TOMERLIN, H. (m) 23 TX stock raiser $0-$420
                  (MAD: Inns? 4 was Sanie P. 13 in 1880 census)

HISTORIES before 1923

"A Twentieth century history of southwest Texas" by William Barret Travis; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1907, 1313 pgs. (LH11946, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,601 items 1-2)
      Vol.II, pg.205: BEN DUNCAN is not only one of the brave pioneers who did a bold and faithful part in snatching Texas from the hands of the Indians and desperadoes who infested its soil in the early days, but has brought himself to a substantial condition of prosperity, brightened with honor and affection. He was born in Gonzales county, this state, in 1838, was reared on the frontier and remained to be a large factor in the preservation of law and the development of the county into civilized and modern communities. In 1856, then eighteen years of age, he came to the vicinity of his present home in Frio county, and has therefore been a resident of his locality for more than half a century.
      Mr. Duncan is one of the small guard of old frontiersmen still living, and certainly none of that band have had a more typical experience. ... Ben Duncan has always been a stockman, but of late years has taken up such other interests as general farming and the raising of bees. He owns a fine ranch four miles north of Moore, Medina county, as well as other lands, and has a fine business block in town, where he lives and enjoys a still active life. At one time he had extensive cattle interests in Arizona, in addition to those in Texas. (MAD: nothing said about a wife and children)


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