Duncans in Young Co. TX


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

Last revised August 10, 2002

Formed 1856 from Bosque, Fannin
Knox formed 1858 from Young, Bexar
Wichita formed 1858 from Youngland District
Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Kent, Nolan, Swisher, Wheeler formed 1876 from Bexar, Young
Childress, Collingsworth formed 1876 from Bexar, Youngland District


1860 Young Co. TX Census (no Robert M. Matthews)
P.O. Ft. Belknap
Pg.397, #18, Z.J. HARMONSON (m) 38 IN stock raiser $2000-$15,000
                  Ruth 22 AL
                  Pery (m) 1 TX
                  F.A. DUNCAN (m) 14 AL
                  Macelano? (no ditto marks) (m) 27 TX MULATTO laborer
                  (MAD: Ruth Duncan wife of Zerrel J. Harmonson, Francis A. Duncan and John C. Duncan children of Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan, possibly widow of Marshall Duncan, 1850 Marion Co. AL census)
Pg.397, #19, J.C. DUNCAN (m) 24 AL stock raiser $0-$800 m/in/yr
                  Martha 24 MO
                  Eliza J. HESTER 7 TX
                  (MAD: John C. Duncan in 1870 Hill Co. TX)
Pg.397, #20, Wm. B. DUNCAN 28 AL stock raiser $0-$150
                  Sarah 28 AL
                  Thos. W. 11 AL
                  Eveline 8, Ruth 6 AR
                  Isaac W. 4 TX
                  (MAD: 1870 Erath Co. TX census)


Some early Duncans in Young Co. TX:
      Eveline Duncan, 29 Aug. 1857, mar. Robert M. Matthews (MAD: 1860 Henderson Co. TX census)
      John R. Duncan, 4 Jan. 1860, enlisted in TX Mounted Rangers under John H. Conner; enlisted 1 Jan. 1866 in Tarrant Co. TX in the Minute Men for Young Co. ("TX Rangers and Minute Men 1847-1900" D-G, Vol.3, by Frances T. Ingmire; from Lucille Mehrkam 11/1985; FHL book 976.4 M2if Vol.4).
      J.C. Duncan, 17 Jan. 1860, mar. Marth A. Hester
      Wm. B. Duncan, 20 Dec. 1864, mar. M.J.R. Bond
      Quincy Duncan, 1 Jan. 1866, enlisted in Tarrant Co. TX in the Minute Men for Young Co. ("TX Rangers and Minute Men 1847-1900" D-G, Vol.3, by Frances T. Ingmire; from Lucille Mehrkam 11/1985; FHL book 976.4 M2if Vol.4).

"Ancestor Hunting - Bible Records" column by Mildred S. Watkins, Journal Staff Writer and Certified Genealogist, in "Shreveport Journal," Shreveport-Bossier City, LA; page 8, pub. Tuesday (complete date cut off) (from Mary Frances Bridges 2/1991 to Duncan Surname Assn.)
      This column contains ... "records from the last in this series of Bibles in the collection of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Tex., come from the Duncan Bible, published by William W. Harding, Philadelphia, 1860." The Bible is of E.L. Duncan, born Feb. 22, 1839, died Nov. 22, 1919, at Graham in Young Co. TX, buried in the Wylie Cemetery, Wylie [MAD: Collin Co.] TX; married Oct. 17, 1865, to Sarah K. Picket (or Pickel), born March 31, 1844, died Dec. 9, 1918, Wylie, TX; and their children, including John Floyd Duncan, Aug. 10, 1866, Roane Co. TN; Addela Jane Duncan, born March 20, 1869, Franklin Co. AR, and other children born Franklin Co. AR.
      (MAD: Ezekiel Lewis Duncan, born Roane Co. TN, son of Evan E. Duncan and wife Mary A., from information of Scott Vanarsdall 7/1994)

Newspaper Clipping, Wichita Falls, TX, Sunday, May 23, 1982 (no newspaper name on the clipping; clipping from Marcie Bridges 11/1984)
      Slave Girl Buried Along Creek, by Barbara A. Ledbetter, Special Writer.
      This newspaper article refers to a grave dating from 1860 northwest of present-day Newcastle [Young Co.], TX, of a Negress Lindy. The article gives information about her death during an attack by Indians. The article also gives information on the family of Zerrel J. Harmonson and wife Ruth Duncan Harmonson who had a small son, and Ruth's sister and brothers, Alabama natives, who had moved west from Arkansas in 1856, including Ruth's brother, William B. Duncan, his wife Sarah and their four children including a son Thomas Duncan, age 15 in 1863 who [falsely] gave his age as 17; William B. Duncan's wife Sarah died during the war years and he mar. the widowed Mrs. M.T. Bana. Another brother, J. Cole Duncan, had recently married a divorcee (Mrs. Martha A. Hester) and she and her small daughter, Eliza Hester, were at the cabins. Another brother, a day laborer, lived with William. Mrs. Harmonson's sister, Eveline Matthews, and her husband [Robert M. Matthews] also lived in one of the cabins.


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