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

Last revised September 8, 2004

CHAMBERS CO. AL
Formed 1832 from Creek Cession of 1832
Lee formed 1866 from Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840 Chambers Co. AL Census
Pg.188  Arnold Duncan      0000,0000,1  -  0000,0001

1850 Chambers Co. AL Census
Pg.348, #1181, John AVERY 44 GA farmer
                  Elizabeth 39 GA
                  Needham 10, John 8, James 6, Anthony H. 4 GA
                  William 2 AL
                  (MAD: looking for John M. Avery mar. Elizabeth B. Duncan 9/16/1835 in Bibb Co. AL)
Pg.359, #1328, Andrew DUNCAN 74 PA farmer $3200
                  Susan 68 VA
                  Maria WHITAKER 45 PA
                  (MAD: Arnold Duncan mar. Martha Patterson ca 1797, 1800-1810 Cumberland Co. PA census, mar. Mrs. Susana Stuart 2/5/1831 Guilford Co. NC; his dau. Maria; see "The Story of Thomas Duncan and His Six Sons" by Katherine Duncan Smith, 1928, which gives information from a Bible record)
Pg.389, #79, A.B. FINLAY 38 GA farmer $1750
                  Elizabeth 61 GA (sic)
                  Augustus 5 AL
                  Benjamin 18 GA farmer
                  (MAD: looking for Allen Findlay mar. Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan 3/26/1848 in Coosa Co. AL)

1860 Chambers Co. AL Census
Lafayette
Pg.719, #30-29, Susan DUNCAN 78 VA (blank) $1500-$25,000 (alone)
                  (MAD: widow of Arnold d.1851; she d.1867/8)
Northern Div.
Pg.784, #487-483, Marshall WILLIAMS 28 GA farmer $1000-$1000
                  Epsy (f) 28 GA
                  Nica DUNCAN (f) 60 SC (blank)
                  (MAD: 1840 Harris Co. GA census, 1850 Sumter Co. GA census; her dau. Epsy Duncan mar. Marshall Williams 2/7/1850 Sumter Co. GA per info of Phyllis M. Porter 1983)
Pg.789, #518-514, James H. LETT 26 GA farmer $350-$100
                  Elizabeth 24 GA
                  Thomas J. 4, Andw. J. 2, Mary E. 4/12 IL
                  Henry PARISH 18 AL farm laborer
                  (MAD: James H. Lett mar. Elizabeth A. Duncan 12/24/1855 at residence of Marshall Williams)
Southern Div.
Pg.939, #386-386, Archibald GANN 43 GA farmer $2000-$1500
                  Mary 41 NC
                  Henry C. 14, Zachariah T. 13, Thomas J. 11 AL
                  William T. 9, Robert T. 7, Annie (f) 3 AL
                  (MAD: Archibald "Gam" mar. Mary Duncan, 10/22/1842)

1870 Chambers Co. AL Census
Beat #1, Chambers C.H. P.O.
Pg.6, #72-72, DUNKIN, S.W. (m) 50 SC (white) farmer $2500-$2015
                  Jane H. 40 GA keeping house
                  W.H. (m) 20 AL, James M. 15 AL farm hands
                  Catharine C. 13 AL at school
                  Samuel W. 11 AL at home
                  Victoria 10, John L. 8 AL at school
                  George W. 7 AL at school
                  Johnson B. 2 AL at home
                  TUMER, Sallie 40 GA BLACK servant
                  Jefferson 10 GA BLACK (blank)
                  (MAD: Samuel W. Duncan and family in 1860 Randolph Co. AL census)
Beat #4, Chambers C.H. P.O.
Pg.50, #63-63, WILLIAMS, Marshal 40 GA (white) farming $0-$0
                  Epsy J. (f) 39 GA keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Nisey (f) 65 SC (white)
                  LETT, Andrew J. 12 AL at school
                  THROWER, James A. 12 AL (blank)
Beat #5, Chambers C.H. P.O.
Pg.61, #52-52, DUNCAN, Jas. 36 AL (white) merchant $0-$0
                  M.E. (f) 26 MS keeping house $0-$500
                  Catherine 10/12 MS b.Aug.
Beat #8, Chambers C.H. P.O.
Pg.125, #112-112, MITCHELL, Milley (f) 35 AL MULATTO cook $0-$0
                  Nancy 12 AL MULATTO
                  Ann 10, James 8 AL MULATTOS
                  Jesse (m) 6, Jno. 2 AL MULATTOS
                  DUNCAN, Ann 17 AL MULATTO nurse
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Chambers Co. AL original Marriage Records (FHL film 1,290,837; only copied a few)
      5-306: James H. Lett to Elizabeth A. Duncan, mar. 24 Dec. 1855 by John McKnight JP at residence of Marshall Williams.
      5-388: George W. Duncan to Artha Ann Smith, 12/18/1856, by John Machen JP, at res. of her father. Sally Duncan consents for George. /s/ James Lett. (MAD: see George W. Duncan in 1860 Tallapoosa Co. AL census, "Arthor" "male", and children)
 

LAND RECORDS

Chambers Co. AL Deed Indexes
      Direct index v.1 1834-1876 (FHL film 1,862,630 item 3)
            7-427: Duncan, Bryant to Shorter & Hargrove, Feb. 28, 1846
            11-492: Duncan, Jno. P. to W.T. Jackson, Jan. 25, 1854
            No others to 1874, quit
      Reverse index v.1 1834-1876 (FHL film 1,862,631 item 3)
            9-166: Duncan, A. from Geo. Hargrove, March 20, 1849
            9-131: Duncan, John from W. Kellam, Feb. 5, 1849
            10-102: Duncan, J.P. from W. Dougherty, Feb. 13, 1851
            12-2: Duncan, S. from R. Baugh, Nov. 1, 1854
            No others to 1872, quit

Chambers Co. AL Deeds
      7-427: Russell Co. AL, 31 Oct. 1845, per Chancery Court May 1845, George Hargraves Sr. vs. Bank of Columbus and George Hargraves Jr., NE 1/4 Sec.31 T20 R27 (creditors of bank) and SE 1/4 Sec.31 T20 R27; Bryant Duncan, Register of said Court; Chancery Court, 14th Dist., Middle Chancery Division. (FHL film 1,854,662) (MAD: see Tallapoosa Co. AL)
      9-131: 5 Feb. 1849, William Kellam and wife Elizabeth to John Duncan, for $300, SW 1/4 Sec.33 T22 R28; wit. Samuel Pearson, Clerk. (FHL film 1,854,663)
      9-166: 14 Oct. 1848, George Hargraves Jr. and wife Virginia, both of Muscogee Co. GA, to Arnold Duncan, for $320, NE 1/4 Sec.5 T21 R28, 160 acres; wit. Wiley Williams Com. (FHL film 1,854,663)
      10-102: 9 Nov. 1844, William Dougherty and wife Achlah L. Dougherty to John P. Duncan, for $1500, N 1/2 Sec.4 T21 R28E; wit. T.C. Pursiyear?. (FHL film 1,854,663)
      11-492: 3 Jan. 1854, John P. Duncan and wife Amy H. Duncan of Troup Co. GA to Wych S. Jackson, for $3,220, N 1/2 Sec.4 T21 R28, 319.98 acres, also SW 1/4 Sec.33 T22 R28 and NE 1/4 Sec.5 T21 R28, all in Chambers Co. AL; wit. B.H. Hill, James M. Hill JP. (FHL film 1,854,664)
      12-2: 27 May 1853, Robert Baugh and wife Georgeann E. for $1,000, to Susannah Duncan, land in town of Lafayette where Mrs. Susannah Duncan now resides, being two lots in same inclosure, lot 23 and 24, being together 200 ft. by 420 ft and strip of land lying N of the lot; wit. Samuel Pearson, Judge of Probate Court. (FHL film 1,854,664)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Chambers Co. AL Wills
      Vol.1-2, 1833-55 (FHL film 1,290,791 item 2)
            No Duncan (looking for Arnold Duncan)
      Vol.3, 1856-1899 (FHL film 1,290,792)
            3-206, Susanna Duncan, 1867-68

Chambers Co. AL Will Book (copy from Marion H. Duncan 3/1983 with permission to share)
      Vol.3 pg.206-7: Will of Susana Duncan, 10 Sept. 1867, of Chambers Co. AL, feeble in body but sound of mind; to my friend A.J. Adams a book case and mahogany bed stead, small post & teaster; to my friend Elizabeth Bachleter? one cain rocking chair, willow and the bottom canv.; remainder of any kind ... to W.C. Dowdill; Exec. my friend W.C. Dowdill. Wit. H.H. Barius, W.T. Brown. Probated 10 Feb. 1868.

Chambers Co. AL Probate Minutes
      Vol.1, 1850-51 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,861,950)
      Vol.2, 1851-53 - no Duncan
      Vol.3, 1853-54 - no Duncan
      Vol.4, 1854-55 - no Duncan (FHL films 1,861,950 & 1,861,951)
      Vol.5, 1855-56 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,861,951)
      Vol.6, 1856-58 - no Duncan
      Vol.7, 1858-59 - no Duncan
      Quit

Chambers Co. AL Settlement Records
      Vol.1, 1841-45 - no Duncan (FHL films 1,862,626 & 1,862,627)
      Vol.2, 1842-45 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,862,627)
      Vol.3, 1850-54 - no Duncan
      Vol.4, 1852-58 - no Duncan (FHL films 1,862,627 & 1,862,628)
      Vol.5, 1858-63 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,862,628)
      Vol.6, 1863-68 - no Duncan
      Quit

Chambers Co. AL Orphans' Court Records
      Court Records v.1-2 1833-1882 - not looked at (FHL film 1,854,808 item 2-3)
      Court Records v.3-5 1843-1859 (FHL film 1,861,946 item 1-3)
            Vol.3 - no Duncan; Vol.4 no index; Vol.5 1854-1859 no index
      Orphans Court Docket 1838-1843 - no index (FHL film 1,861,946 item 6)
      Orphans Court Guardianship 1846 - no index (FHL film 1,861,946 item 7)
      Court Minutes v.1 (p.1-215) 1833-1835 - no index (FHL film 1,861,946 item 8)
      Court Minutes v.1 (p.215-end) - 6 1835-1847 - not looked at (FHL film 1,861,947)
      Court Minutes v.7-8 1847-1876 - not looked at (FHL film 1,861,948 item 1-2)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

AL Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865, cards in AL State Archives; Driver to Elich (FHL film 1,462,918)
      MAD: most items were small typed cards, 3x5; some items were very blurred in the filming and were double images and hard to read. Cards had name and rank in upper left corner, service unit usually in upper right corner, notation if Home Guard, details from source were given in center of card, and the "Authority" as the last line on the card. The service record from the Historical Record Roll frequently listed several engagements he served in, dates wounded, absent, present, etc., and I usually did not copy all the details.
      Duncan, Jacob, Private, Co.E, 41st GA Regt. Enlisted at LaGrange, Troup Co. GA, March 4, 1862, and served until he was paroled at the close of the war about April 16, 1865, at Greensboro, NC. Born Nov. 13, 1844, Troup Co. GA. Address 1921: Langdale [Chambers Co.], AL. Authority: 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers.
      Duncan, Jake, Pension 25554, Private Co.E, 41st of GA, Enlisted March 4, 1862, at Talmage [Pickens Co.], GA, died March 10, 1865, wounded at Dalton, GA; witness E.F. Sanier, L.M. Harris.

AL Confederate Pension Applications, in AL State Archives, Duke - Dunn (FHL film 1,502,781)
      MAD: Did not extract all pension applications for the same person if they gave no other genealogy information. Documents were extracted in order on film. Did not usually copy reason for pension request, which was frequently old age or rheumatism or feebleness; did not always copy witnesses names, which sometimes only said they knew the applicant was of good character and in need of the pension. "Cavalry" was frequently abbreviated "Calv" and spelled "Calvary." Did not usually copy the schedule of property unless it listed land. The complete pension papers should be rechecked individually, following is very brief extract of contents.
      DUNCAN, Jacob. Application 27 July 1907, by Jacob (X) Duncan, Chambers Co. AL; enlisted at LaGrange [Troup Co.], GA, March 1862 in Co.E (Capt. Cartright) 41st GA Regt. until close of war, paroled at Greensboro, NC, about April 24, 1865, slightly wounded at Dalton, GA, in April 1863, now age 63; citizen of Langdale, Chambers Co. AL, 23 years; witness Levoy? M. Harris, E.F. Lanier. Appl. 27 June 1917, Jacob (X) Duncan, born Troup Co. GA, over age 70; witness R.N. Chappell (x) who knew him 30 years.
      DUNCAN, Jacob, Chambers Co. AL, Private Co.C, 41st GA. Schedule of property 10 June 1908. Application 10 June 1908, Chambers Co. AL, Jacob (X) Duncan, Private in Co.C, 41st GA Reg., enlisted 4 March 1862 at LaGrange [Troup Co.], GA, discharged 10 March 1865, old age and infirmaty, now age 64, P.O. Langdale, AL; witness E.F. Lanier.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Carroll Co. GA Deed (FHL film 341,944, transcribed book)
      C-163: Chambers Co. AL, 8 May 1837, James N. Wright to Wallis Warren of Carroll Co., $100, South half of lot #140, 5th Dist. Carroll Co.; wit. Lemuel G. Duncan JP, Aaron Jones; rec. 18 Aug. 1837. (MAD: perhaps transcribed from C-158)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1893 "A History of Methodism in AL" by Anson West (from Evelyn Sigler 7/1984; FHL book 976.1 K2w and FHL films 973,272 item 1 and 295,808 item 9)
      Pg.511: At a quarterly conference held for LaFayette Circuit Dec. 6, 1845, Daniel Duncan licensed to preach. He was a successful itinerant preacher. (ES: Chambers Co. AL)
 

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