Duncans in Williamson Co. TX


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

Last revised August 10, 2002

Formed 1848 from Milam
Burnett formed 1852 from Travis, Bell, Williamson


1850-1860 Williamson Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Williamson Co. TX Census (and from Jean Walker and Denzil Mauldin 1984)
P.O. Georgetown
Pg.379, #108-108, DUNKIN, Tom 46 TN farmer $800
                  Mary 36 MS keeping house
                  Alexander 16, John 15 AR
                  Tom 13, Martha 11 AR
                  Robert 8, James 5 TX
                  Joseph 1/12 TX b.May
                  (MAD: 1860 Saline Co. AR census)


"List of Pensioners on the Roll in 1883" Vol.V (from Laura Jones 8/1983)
      State, County, page, name, pension #, Post Office, cause, date of original allowance:
      TX, Williamson, 291, Duncan, John C., #184,435, Florence, paralisis, Mar. 1881.

HISTORIES before 1923

1893 "History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families" pub. by Lewis Publ. Co. (FHL film 1,000,605 Item 2; from Jean Walker 7/1984)
      Pg.708: N.M. WILCOX. born in Tippah Co., MS, January 28, 1845. His parents were Nathan M. and Mary A. (Carter) Wilcox, the father a native of KY and the mother of IL. ... The father ... to TX in 1852, with his family, settling in Houston ... in 1863 he finally settled in Sullivan [Guadalupe Co.], on the Brazos river. Our subject is one of eight children, three having died in infancy. Their names are: William C.; N.M., the subject of this sketch; Charles H.; Walter W.; Laura C. married Frank M. Dunkin, a farmer near Waco. (N.M. Wilcox married in 1882; lived Georgetown, Williamson Co. TX)
      Pg.812-5: JUDGE THOMAS P. HUGHES, a retired lawyer of Georgetown [Williamson Co.] was born in Washington Co. KY, December 18, 1826, ... arriving in Georgetown, TX, in February, 1851. ... Judge Hughes was first married in November, 1856, to Miss Susan Doxey, a daughter of John and Rebecca Doxey, of Missouri. To that union were born three children ... The wife and mother died in June, 1871. November 22, 1877, our subject was married at the residence of Mrs. William Short, at Louisville [Jefferson Co.], Kentucky, by Rev. M. Conn, of the Presbyterian Church, to Miss Jennie Lowrie Duncan, a daughter of David and Henrietta (Spence) Duncan, natives of Illinois. The mother was the youngest daughter of Dr. Andrew Spence, of Philadelphia. (gives children of Andrew Spence) Mrs. Duncan's parents died at an early age ... After returning to Philadelphia, she met and married David Duncan, a son of Gardner Duncan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Gardner Duncan had the following children: James, David, John, Lowrie; Mrs. Jane Rickards, Mrs. Marion Stevens, Grace and Mrs. Cecilian B. Francis. Mr. Francis was United States Consul to Victoria, under Lincoln, of whom he was a great friend. Mr. David Duncan was drowned while crossing the Sangamon river, in Illinois, in an early day. His wife died of cholera in Louisville, KY. Their daughter, Henrietta Spence, resides with her sister, Mrs. Hughes, in Georgetown. ... (MAD: see Sangamon Co. IL, St. Louis Co. MO)

1914 "History of TX and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Vol.1-5 (SUTRO book F386 J66 1914, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      Vol.4 pg.1857: WILLIAM P. DUNCAN of the Conway-Duncan Co. of this City (Paris) [Lamar Co.]; born in "Talapoosa" Co. AL at Newsite, in 1869, son of Admiral Osborn and Laura Ann (Powell) Duncan, both natives of that state. Admiral Osborn Duncan was born within a mile of where he died; the son of L. Bryant Duncan who settled in Talapoosa Co. from Georgia where the latter was born in that state in 1820, dying in his AL home in 1904, a "Hardshell" Baptist, married Narcissa Carnifax who was reared in Talapoosa Co. near Horse Shoe Bend where her parents settled. L. Bryant Duncan and wife (Narcissa) had six children: Allen, a resident of Bartlett [Williamson Co.], TX; John, died a Confederate soldier; Admiral Osborn Duncan, father of the subject; Wainright R. who died in AL after many years in Cass Co. TX; Isa B. who married James Lindsay; Anna, wife of John R. Irvin, both of whom died in the vicinity of their old AL home leaving no issue. The great-grandfather Allen Duncan was one of four brothers conspicuous in SC as planters: Miles T., Daniel, William P. and Allen; of Scotch ancestry, settled in New England, drifted south following the Revolutionary War. Admiral Osborn Duncan in early manhood married Miss Laura Ann Powell, daughter of Jackson Powell who lived near Wetumke, AL, where his daughter was born. Admiral Osborn Duncan & wife had four children: John Bryant who passed his life at Bartlett, TX, mar. Lorena Jones, died leaving two children Edna and Harold Osborn Duncan; William P. of this review; Zoe L. married Joseph C. Manning and lives in Birmingham, AL; and Narcissa F., wife of William McCrockland of Gatesville, TX, who has four daughters. William P. Duncan married on 26 June 1895 to Miss Ida Terrell, daughter of G.I. Terrell. William P. Duncan & wife have children Louise born 27 Jan. 1897, and Fannie Laura born 24 Sept. 1902. (MAD: Allen Duncan in 1820 Wilkes Co. GA census, to Pike Co. GA; Little Bryant Duncan mar. 1842 Tallapoosa Co. AL)


Some early Duncans in Williamson Co. TX:
      J.S. Duncan, 8 Jan. 1867, deceased; probate case #D-3 and #476 indexed (pg.45, index by Esther Hole Scoggins, in Vol.4#2, Jan. 1963, "Our Heritage" by San Antonio Gen. & Historical Society, San Antonio, TX, from Jean Walker 8/1984)
      Mary A. Duncan/Dunkin, 2 Sept. 1869, mar. W.N. McDougle
      T.T. Duncan, 1895, died; T.T. Duncan, 1822-1895; Mirath Duncan, 1833-1877, bur. North Fork Lake, Bullion Cemetery, moved to Williams-Buck cemetery ("Williamson Co. TX Cemeteries" Vol.1, from Lucille Mehrkam 6/1984; and "The Chisholm Trail" by Williamson Co. Gen. Society, Vol.2#3, from Jean Walker 7/1984) (MAD: Thomas J. Duncan, son of Wm. & Rachel)
      J.A. Duncan, 5 March 1906, died; J.A. Duncan 12/9/1840 - 3/5/1906, and Abbie Gill Duncan 2/2/1845 Jefferson Co. IL - 12/30/1912, bur. Old Round Rock Cemetery; from Vol.XIV#1, Sept. 1979, "Williamson Co. Cemeteries" from Jean Walker 7/1984)
      Narcissa Ann Duncan, 1914, died; Narcissa Ann Duncan, 1827-1914; Allen Duncan Sr. 1843-1915, Sarah Duncan wife of A. Duncan 5/25/1843 - 6/18/1908, bur. Bartlett Cemetery (Vol.4#1, 7/1984, "The Chisholm Trail" (Williamson Co. TX) by Gen. Society; from Jean Walker 7/1984) (MAD: Narcissa Carnifax, widow of Little Bryant Duncan)

1988 "Story of Bell Co. TX" Vol.1, by Bell Co. Historical Commission (FHL book 976.4287 H2L vol.1)
      Pg.479 contains a sketch of D.A. Duncan; Dave Duncan came to Bell Co. with his parents, William A. (Alex) and Susan Jane (Ogle-Feris) Duncan, about 1903; Dave ... was born in Williamson Co. TX ...
      Pg.482 contains a sketch of Thomas Jefferson Duncan (April 9, 1822 - Sept. 6, 1895) was born in Williamson Co. TX and mar. Mariah Bullin (Jan. 31, 1833 - Oct. 22, 1877).
      Pg.483 contains a sketch of William Alexander Duncan (June 4, 1854 - Jan. 6, 1946), a native of AR, married Susan Jane Ogle Feris (July 4, 1854 - Sept. 27, 1920) a native of Utah. Duncan had moved to Oatmeal in Burnet Co. TX from AR when he was 9 years old. After their marriage, he and Susan moved to Williamson Co., then to the Okay community near Ivy Gap in west Bell Co. about 1901. ...
      Pg.483 contains a sketch of Thomas Paten Duncan (Aug. 23, 1880 - Aug. 1, 1951) was born in Williamson Co., and on Nov. 28, 1900, mar. Rosa Luella Oldham (July 21, 1881 - June 7, 1961) at Lampasas. ...


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