Duncans in Wise Co. VA


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

Last revised September 18, 2003

Formed 1856 from Lee, Russell, Scott
Dickenson formed 1880 from Buchanan, Russell, Wise


1860-1870 Wise Co. VA Census
      No Duncan indexed


Wise Co. VA Deed index 1856-1888 (FHL film 34,392)
      No Duncan until 1882

Wise Co. VA Index to wills 1856-1953 (FHL film 34,391)
      No Duncan until 1928


Pension Application #6539 for J.M. Duncan (copy from Joyce Colliflower 1989 with permission to share with others; see complete in Hawkins Co. TN)
      3 Sept. 1904, Soldier's Application for Pension (filled in form). J.M. Duncan, native of State of TN, resident at Persia, Hawkins Co. TN, who was a soldier from State of TN in war between the US & the Confederate States, apply for a pension ... served in Co. H., contracted rheumatism in feet and legs, by reason of which wound or disability I am entitled to receive pension. Born in Ohio 1845, enlisted in 1863, Prentises Command, Capt. Richard Hager, Col. Prentis; precise nature of wound or disability was rheumatism in legs; rheumatism contracted while in the service and said disability is permanent; I am incapacitated; I was not discharged by reason of said wound or disability; I got out of the army ... I came home sick, not able for service in 1865 four or five days before the surrender. I took the oath of allegiance soon after the surrender, thought I had to because all other confederate soldiers was setting? the oath. Married; family consists of myself, wife and four children; wife age 56; children 16, 18, 21? and 23, one male and 3 females; children not able to support me; business of farming, I earn a scanty living; have estate of 20 acres of land valued at $50, one horse, 2 cows; wife has no estate; supported for last five years by farming; do not use intoxicants to any extent; resided in TN for 8 years; no attorney. Wit. R.D. Keller MD, Wm. H. Sutherland, Thomas Musick. (Doctor's statement re rheumatism; witnesses' statements in Russell Co. VA that they served with him.)
&vnbsp;     16 Sept. 1907, statement by John W. Kerr, Notary Public for Dickenson Co. VA; R.M. Hager appeared, made oath he was Captain of Co. H, 7th Confederate Cavalry, and that J.M. Duncan was a soldier under him for 2 years. That the said Duncan enlisted at Wise Court House, and served under him the last two years of the war. That Duncan never was a deserter, and was a faithful and true Soldier during the 2 years that he was under him, until the close of the Civil war. (Handwritten statement by J.M. Duncan ... if this does not satisfy you write about me ...)


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