Duncans in Franklin Co. VA


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

Last revised August 9, 2008

Formed 1785 from Bedford, Henry, Patrick
Floyd formed 1831 from Montgomery, Franklin


1830-1860 Franklin Co. VA Census
      No Duncans indexed

1870 Franklin Co. VA Census
Gills Creek Twp. pg.49
Pg.359, #332-334, DUNCAN, Charles 34 VA farmer $0-$1000
                  Anna 31 VA keeps house
                  Elizabeth 4, Ellen 2 VA
                  "----" (f) 3/12 VA b.March
                  ANDERSON, Wesley 6 VA BLACK


Franklin Co. VA Circuit Court Will Book 2, 1804-1901, with index (FHL film 31,493; SLC 6/14/2008)
      No Duncan

Franklin Co. VA Will book index 1786-1948 (FHL film 31,485; SLC 6/14/2008)
      Duncan, Annie L., admin. acct, 27-405
      Duncan, Asa L., will, 31-149, list of heirs, 31-335
      Duncan, Sallie E., will 27-324
      Duncan, Mattie B., trustee's acct, 33-34
      Duncan, Sallie E., exor acct, 27-599; appraisement 29-84
      MAD: will books 23-24 are 1898-1906, none later on film


Franklin Co. VA Deed Indexes (FHL film 31,494 grantor; FHL film 31,495 grantee, tight binding)
      We have deeds 2-207, ?-100, 3-41, 6-84 from Charles O. Duncan; no others early
      Vol.27 is 1861-1864, no later books on film
      38-332: Giles H. Duncan from Geo. E. Dennis, Com.
      40-57: Wm. E. & S.E. Duncan to Giles Creek Trustee
      43-85: Giles H. Duncan to Fleming January
      43-164: Giles H. Duncan to Wm. St. John & Co.
      44-410: C.B. Duncan from J.H. Payne
      45-499: C.B. Duncan from W.R. & H.R. Martin
      46-244: C.B. Duncan to Cornelius Christian

Franklin Co. VA Deeds from deed books (book numbers not given, added by MAD from index) (copies from Charles O. Duncan 1985 with permission to share)
      Book 2, pg.207: 25 Sept. 1790, Ledwick Tuggle of Pittsylvania Co. to John Duncan of Franklin Co., for 100 lbs money of VA, 215 acres by estimation in Franklin Co., on Snow Creek, on Saml. Colland's line, William Young's line, Allin Ridley Young's line, crossing Snow Creek, by the Ridge Road. Wit. Arche? Weatherford, Field Allen Duncan, John Milner? (Muse?), Robert Tuggle; witnesses to receipt of money also included Thomas Tuggle, Jas. Cowell?, Ben Colter.
      Pg.100: 4 Dec. 1790, John Duncan and Francis his wife to Tarlton Brown, for 150 lbs, 322 acres by estimation in the county of Pittsylvania and Franklin, beg. pointers in Peyton Smith's line formerly John Kirbyes?, on Pigg River, to corner where the road crosses said river, along the road. Wit. Robt. Tuggle, Robt. Napier Jr., Ashford Napier, Lodok. Tuggle. Rec. 18 April 1791; release of dower by Frances Duncan. (MAD: unable to find deed in deed or will books by index or rec. date)
      Book 3, Pg.41: 17 Aug. 1793, John Dunkan of Pittsylvania Co. to Gideon Roach of Franklin Co., for 200 lbs current money of VA, 215 acres by estimation in Franklin Co., on Snow Creek adj. Samuel Culland's line, along William Young's line; Allen Ridly Young's line; the Ridge Road. Wit. Wm. Wilcher, Abraham Rogers, Daniel Wilcher Junr (Witcher?), David Graves, John (Joche?) Weatherford, William Swanson, John Mine? (Miner? or Muse?). Proved by oath of witnesses Oct. 1793; Tammy? (Fannay?) the wife being previously examined to relinquish her dower; proved Jan. 1794 on oath of witness.
      Book 6, Pg. 84: 16 Oct. 1810, Miles Duncan and Phebe Duncan of Wilkes Co. GA to Martin Magehee of Franklin Co. VA, for $120, 174 acres in Franklin Co. on waters of Grassy Fork of Snow Creek, corner on Allen Garrett's, George Spanglers and Nancy Spanglers lines, thence ... Wit. John Pinkard, David Simpson, James Simpson; ack. before Archd. Simpson J.P.; certification of Wilkes Co. GA clerk of court.
      7-261: 4 May 1815, George Spangler, William Hockins, Miles Duncan & Phebe Duncan of Wilks Co. GA, to John Pinkard of Franklin Co. VA; for $20, all their right to one half tract of land in Franklin Co. on Grassy fork of Snow Creek formerly the property of George Spangler decd. which was allotted by the commissioners to the wife of said George Spangler decd. as her dower. All appeared in Wilkes Co. GA. (FHL film 31,499)
      7-262: 4 May 1815, George Spangler of Wilkes Co. GA to John Pinkard of Franklin Co. VA, for $250, land in Franklin Co. VA on Grassy Fork of Snow Creek containing 70 acres adj. Martin Meegee, John Pinkard. Wit. William Hawkins, Miles Duncan, Edward Gresham JP; appeared in Wilkes Co. GA. (FHL film 31,499)


Loudoun Co. VA Deed (FHL film 32,330)
      4B-106: 14 July 1832, Alexander Anderson of Culpeper Co. VA mortgage to John H. Wood of Culpeper Co. VA; Anderson owes William Dunkin of Franklin Co. VA and Addison Turner of Culpeper Co. VA; release to Robert Anderson 23 Sept. 1833 by James B. Dunkin, agent for William Dunkin.

Pittsylvania Co. VA Deeds (FHL film 33,267)
      9-485: 17 Aug. 1793, Gideon Roach of Pittsylvania Co. to John Duncan of Franklin Co. (no state), for £100, 275 acres on Harping? Creek in Pitts. Co. Wit. Wm. Witcher, Abraham Razor, Daniel Witcher junr. (per extract by T.L.C. "Pittsylvania Co. VA Deed Book 9, 1791-94", Rebecca Roach relinq. her right of dower, deed recorded 20 Jan. 1794) (MAD: John Duncan's wife was Fanny)

HISTORIES before 1923

1902 "Progressive Men of the State of Montana" pub. Chicago by A.W. Bowen & Co. (Los Angeles Public Library book 978.6 P96A)
      Pg.610: (Missoula Co.) ASA L. DUNCAN -- Back to that cradle of much of our national history, the Old Dominion state, must we revert in tracing the lineage of this able and representative member of the bar of Missoula county. In the agnatic (MAD: male or father's) line his ancestry traces to Scottish origin, the Duncans having figured conspicuously in the history of bonnie Scotland. Mr. Duncan was born at Haleford, Franklin Co. VA, on September 10, 1861, his parents being William E. and Sarah E. (Holland) Duncan, both natives of Virginia. For many years the father was a prominent factor in the educational field, receiving his education in Columbian University at Washington D.C., and thereafter establishing an academy at Duncan Ford, where he still maintains his home, although retired from active labors by advanced age. His ancestors located in Virginia prior to the Revolution, in which members of the family were active participants. Prof. William E. and Sarah E. Duncan were parents of seven children, Asa L. being the only son living and the only representative of the family in Montana.
      Asa L. Duncan was reared and educated in Virginia, eventually being graduated as a member of the class of 1883 in the VA Military Institute at Lexington, and remaining there until 1885 as instructor ... (graduated from law department in 1886 & admitted to VA bar). In 1892 Mr. Duncan came to Montana, ... Spanish War ... On July 16, 1900, in Tacoma, Wash., Mr. Duncan was united in marriage to Miss Gertrude M. Hathaway, who was born at Frederickton, N.B., .... (apparently no children). (MAD: See William Erastus Duncan mar. ca 1847 Amherst Co. VA, son of Wesley & Sally (Camden) Duncan)


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