Duncans in Walker Co. TX


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

Last revised September 25, 2013

Formed 1846 from Montgomery
Madison formed 1842 from Leon, Grimes, Walker
San Jacinto formed 1870 from Liberty, Polk, Montgomery, Walker


1850 Walker Co. TX Census (also from Lucille Mehrkam 1983)
Pg.277, #387-387, J.W. EVANS (m) 45 SC farmer $300
                  Manevra (f) 37 TN
                  Josephene DUNCAN (f) 16 AL
                  J.S. HARRISON (m) 12, Ketura (f) 10 AL
                  Elizabeth EVANS 72 VA
Pg.279, #418-418, Meredeth DUNCAN 60 AL farmer $448
                  Sarah 40 AL
                  Louisa 12, Josiah 10 TX
                  Lucinda 6, Charles 2 TX
                  Martha 18 TX
                  (MAD: Meredith Duncan had early records in Liberty Co. TX)

1860 Walker Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Walker Co. TX Census
Precinct 1, P.O. Huntsville
Pg.322, #257-257, DUNKINS, Rubin 28 MS BLACK farmhand $0-$0
                  Nancy 22 AL BLACK keeps house
                  John 1 TX BLACK


Walker Co. TX Deeds (Index 1846-1877 on FHL film 1,034,875)
      A2-273: Josephine Duncan from Comr, D.W.C. decree
      A1-126: Nancy Duncan ad Boors to Thos. Palmer
      Quit at deed book D, 1853 & later
      A1-126: 10 March 1845, County of Montgomery; Nancy Duncan, late wife of David Biers decd, and executor of his will, sell 60 acres to Thomas Parmer (sic) for $300. Wit. William Palmer, Sanders P. Lynee. (FHL film 1,034,875 item 4)
      A2-273: Walker Co. TX; District Court for said county, Spring term 1849; Josephine Duncan a minor who sued by her next friend Henderson Yoakum, vs. Joseph M. Evans and Thomas Z?. Birdwell, guardians of the minor heirs of James T. Harrison decd; No. 233, final decree. This cause came to be heard 27 March 1849; it appearing to the court that in 1844 James T. Harrison late decd. by his deed of gift sold and delivered to Minerva Duncan a certain Negro girl named Betsy Ann aged at this time about 20 years, valued at $500, and that shortly thereafter, said Minerva Duncan, sister of said James T. Harrison, died intestate leaving petitioner her only child and heir at law; that after her death James T. Harrison again obtained possession of the Negro Betsy Ann and directed the deed of gift to be destroyed, which was done; that shortly afterward James T. Harrison died, leaving defendants wards as his heirs at law. That by a division of Negroes the Negro girl Betsy Ann fell to the share of the minor James T. Harrison. It appearing to the court that the plaintiff Josephine Duncan is justly and legally entitled to the Negro Betsy Ann and her hire for the time she has been in the hands of the present guardians, it is ordered that all claim of said guardians Birdwell and Evans and of their wards James T. and T?. Ceturah A. Harrison be divested out of them and into Josephine Duncan, and as soon as the present lease hire of the Negro shall expire, the guardians are to deliver her to her regular guardian if such be appointed or to her next friend H. Yoakum, to be hired for her use till a regular guardian shall be appointed; and that guardians Birdwell and Evens also deliver the note in their hands for the present hire ... (FHL film 1,034,876) (MAD: see ?? one Benjamin A.F. Duncan mar. Menervia Harrison 5/23/1833 Bibb Co. AL)


Walker Co. TX District Court, Civil Minutes
      Index 1847-1902 (FHL film 1,034,894 item 4)
            AA-185 Minutes, #233, Josephine Duncan Pltf. adg. Evans & Birdwell, guard?, judgement entry page 185.
            AA-76: Judgement entry (#113): Dugan, Mary Ann et al, minors, vs. McLemald & Conyers, Sept. 1847, judgement by default, Case #122.
      Civil Minutes V.A-B, 1847-1856 (FHL film 1,034,894 item 5-6)
            AA-185: Court 27 March 1849; same wording as deed A2-273 for Josephine Duncan


Walker Co. TX Probate Records
      Index 1847-1948 (FHL film 1,034,870)
            96, Duncan, Josephine, 1/5/1850? (tight binding)
      Probate Minutes v.A, AA 1846-52 (FHL film 1,034,870)
            Vol. A2, 1849-1852 -- not page 96
      Minutes v.B-D 1852-1861 (FHL film 1,034,871)
            No Duncan in Vol. B except Josephine, not found


Monroe Co. AR Deeds (SLC 9/10-11/2013)
      F-47: Rebecca Duncan power of atty to Harvey Randolph. State of Texas, Walker Co. 23 Aug. 1856, Rebecca Duncan of afsd appoint Harvey Randolph of same place my attorney to sell my undivided interest as one of the heirs of Hartwell Pewitt decd. to 1/4 of a section of land containing 160 acres in Monroe Co. AR belonging to the estate of said Hartwell Pewit decd, known as the NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.1N Range 3W, and authorize the attorney to sell my undivided interest in the tract of land ... /s/ Rebecca Duncan. Wit. G. Robiridon?, Benton Randolph. Ack. 23 Aug. 1856 before Jesse W. Willson, Clerk of Walker Dist. Court, Texas. Recorded 29 Sept. 1856 Monroe Co. AR. (FHL Film 1,019,818)
      G-83/84: Rebecca Duncan deed to Harvey Randolph. Walker Co. TX. 30 Dec. 1857, Rebecca Duncan of afsd for $220 paid, sell to Harvey Randolph my interest in land in Monroe Co. AR, containing 160 acres, being NE 1/4 Sec.36 Twp.1N Range 3W, warrant title. /s/ Rebecca Duncan. Ack. 30 Dec. 1857 before D.G. Campbell, Clerk of District Court, Walker Co. TX. Recorded 6 Feb. 1858 in Monroe Co. AR. (FHL Film 1,019,818)

Polk Co. TX Deed (FHL film 1,006,890)
      C-576: 10 March 1845, Montgomery Co. TX; Nancy Duncan, late wife of David Biors, decd, and executor of his last will, and lately admin. of said D. Bears? decd, to Thomas Paines, $300, 60 acres on divisional line that divides David Bears league of land #1590 from its E. boundary line. Wit. William Palmer, Danby? P. Tyner. William Palmer appeared in Walker Co. TX to swear he saw Nancy Duncan sign.


Some early Duncans in Walker Co. TX:
      Henry H. Duncan, 1 Jan. 1842, mar. Carolina Mahala Sims or Mahala C. Sims in Montgomery Co. AL; she mar. 2nd Joseph Benson Cottrell; she the dau. of John Sims b.1790, d. July 1868 Walker Co. TX. (pg.283, "War of 1812 veterans in Texas" by Mary Smith Fay; FHL book 976.4 M2f; Houston, TX library book 976.4 F282, from Lucille Mehrkam 4/1984) (MAD: he the son of General William Duncan d. 1864 Philadelphia Co. PA, she in William's household 1850 Philadelphia Co. PA with son Henry H. b.1845)
      Merideth Duncan, 25 Sept. 1847, mar. Sarah Kerby at home of Peter W. Ford.
      Josephine Duncan, 25 March 1852 mar. Wm. D. Falkner. (MAD: Wm. Daniel Falkner mar. 2nd 10/9/1860 Mary Davis in Newton Co. TX, from obit of their son Wm. Vincent Falkner in the "Herald," Sat. Aug. 19, 1911, in the Falkner Family Genealogy in "Lone Oak and Battle Cemeteries (McLennan Co. TX)" prepared by Mildred Dulaney and Mae Belle Christian McGaughy; for the Battle - Lone Oak Cemetery Association, 1980, Houston, TX, library book 976.44l847, from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984; FHL film 1,398,559 item 11)
      Sarah S. Duncan, 10 Sept. 1852, mar. Loderick Fry.


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