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

Last revised June 15, 2002

COFFEE CO. AL
Formed 1841 from Dale
Crenshaw formed 1866 from Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, Pike
Geneva formed 1868 from Dale, Henry, Coffee
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830-1850 Coffee Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Coffee Co. AL Census
P.O. Elba
Pg.833, #562-562, Nathan DUNCAN 55 SC mechanic $1500-$150
                  Nancy 48 SC
                  Mary 20 GA
                  Jane 15, Matilda 10 AL
                  Charles 9, Rachel J. 5 AL
                  Wilfram H. 6 AL
                  (MAD: 1850 Pike Co. AL census)
P.O. Hendersons Store
Pg.899 #1016-1016, James M. DUNCAN 25 GA farmer $200-$500
                  Mary A. 25 AL
                  Miles A. 3, Mary A. 1 AL
                  (MAD: 1870 Crenshaw Co. AL census)

1870 Coffee Co. AL Census
Twp.3 Range 20
Pg.431, #901-901, HUDSON, Thos. M. 38 NC farming $240-$250
                  Jane C. 31 GA house keeping
                  Mary A.E. 11, Thomas E. 8 AL at school
                  Florence C. 4, Sarah A.M. 3 AL at home
                  Henry Y. 4/12 AL b.Feb. at home
                  DUNCAN, Nancy 20 GA at school
 

LAND RECORDS

Coffee Co. AL Deed Indexes, 1820-1929
      Grantors (FHL film 1,031,287)
      D-128: March 5, 1857, Daniel Duncan to John Register, deed, $10, 4/3/1857.
      D-135: April 16, 1857, James M. Duncan to Britton T. Adkison, deed, $60, 4/16/1857.
      D-340/1: Jan. 23, 1858, James M. Duncan to Burrell Clark, deed, $1,000, 1/23/1858.
      E-428: J.M. Duncan to Jno. B. Holmes (no dates).
      E-274: Daniel Duncan to J.G. Register.
      E-19: Oct. 2, 1858, James Duncan et als to Henry W. Williad, mtg, 10/2/1858.
      G-651: Oct. 6, 1871, Silas Dunkin et als to Nancy Dunkin, deed, $250, 10/30/1871.
      H-753/4: Feb. 14, 1873, Silas Duncan to Morris Eli, mtg, $100, 2/15/1873.
      Q-256/7: Nov. 26, 1886, Matilda Duncan et als to A.L.Deal, deed, $160, 3/3/1887.
      No others to 1890
      Grantees (FHL film 1,031,288 item 1)
      B-449/50: March 13, 1854, Mason & Rachel B. Dorman to James Madison Duncan, deed, $100, 3/13/1854.
      B-447: Jan. 4, 1854, Arch. Blue to James Duncan, deed, $100, 3/13/1854.
      D-126: Sept. 10, 1855, James & Mary A. Ward to Daniel Duncan, deed, $30.37, 4/4/1857.
      E-395: Jan. 5, 1860, William H. Matheny to James M. Duncan, deed, $80, 4/12/1860.
      No others to 1890.

Coffee Co. AL deeds
      B-447: Coffee Co. AL, 4 Jan. 1854, Archa. Blue to James M. Duncan, $100, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.22 and NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.27 in Twp.6 R20, entered at Cahaba April 12, 18(blotted); wit. J?.P?. Blue, Arch. D. Blue. (FHL film 1,031,288 item 2)
      B-449: Pike Co. AL, 2 Feb. 1853, Mason Dorman and wife Rachel B. Dorman (/s/ Rachel Braton (X) Dorman) of Pike Co. AL to James Madison Duncan of Pike? Co. AL, for $100, E 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.32 Twp.6 R20 in Coffee Co. entered at Cahaba Land Office, 80 acres; wit. Daniel M. Mornson?, Nathan (X) Duncan. (FHL film 1,031,288 item 2)
      D-126: Coffee Co. AL, 10 Sept. 1855, James Ward of afsd to Daniel Duncan for $30.37, S 1/2 NW 1/4 and N 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.26 Twp.3 R21, 163 acres; /s/ James (X) Ward, Mary A. (X) Ward; wit. M.C. Kimmey, M.M. Barrington. (FHL film 1,031,289)
      D-128: 5 March 1857, Daniel Duncan of Coffee Co. AL to John Y. Register of same, $10, S 1/2 NW 1/4 and N 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.25 Twp.3 R21, 160 acres; security for payment of $10 on 5 Jan. 1858 with interest at 8%; wit. N. McDougald JP. (FHL film 1,031,289)
      D-135: Coffee Co. AL; settled by sale of land 26 March 1860; on 16 April 1857, James M. (X) Duncan owed Brittan T. Adkins $60 by note this day due 1 Jan. 1858, mortgage W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.25 (23?) and SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.22 and NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.27 and NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.27 and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.22, all Twp.6 Range 20, subject to sale at Cahawba, AL; wit. J.E.P. Flournoy, W.W. Flournoy. (MAD: does not say to whom the land was sold) (FHL film 1,031,289)
      D-340: Coffee Co. AL, 25 Jan. 1858, /s/ James M. (X) Duncan; that Burrell Clark stands in a bond with me and Nathan Duncan for $1000 to keep William Duncan out of jail, he having been found guilty of manslaughter in a trial for killing of Wilson Morris before William F. Beard JP, and required to give bond for his appearance at next term of Circuit Court for Coffee Co., mortgage to Burrell Clark of NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.27 T6 R20, and SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.22 T6 R20, and NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.27 T6 R20, and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.22 T6 R20, and W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.23 and SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec.27 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.27 T6 R20; wit. J.E.N?. Flournoy. (FHL film 1,031,289)
      E-19: 2 Oct. 1858, James M. Duncan owes Henry W. Hillard (amount not given) by note 1 Oct. 1858 signed by Nathan Duncan and James M. Duncan and John W. Estes payable 6 months after date, mortgage NE 1/4 NW 1/4 and NW? 1/4 NE 1/4 and SW 1/4 NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.27 T6 R20, and S 1/2 SE 1/4 and E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.22 T6 R20, and W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.25 T6 R20; mortgage (paid) in full 15 (hole punched through month) 1859. (FHL film 1,031,290)
      E-274: Coffee Co. AL, 18 June 1859, Daniel Duncan and wife Mary (X) Duncan to J.Y. Register for $60, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.25 T3 R21, 80 acres; no wit. (FHL film 1,031,290) (MAD: 1850 Pike Co. AL census, 1860 Henry Co. AL census)
      E-395: 5 Jan. 1859, William H. Matheny and wife Roxey Ann for $80 to James M. Duncan, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.23 T6 R20, in Cahal? AL, also $1 paid by David M. Braswell; wit. J.E.P. Flournoy. (FHL film 1,031,290)
      E-428: (date too faded) Coffee Co. AL, that James M. Duncan heretofore on 16 April 1857 mortgaged to Brittan T. Adkins lands; sale on ? March 1860, to highest bidder (too faded), $100; /s/ B.T. Adkins, James M. (X) Duncan; wit. B. Clark, H. La... (too faded). (FHL film 1,031,290)
      G-651: Coffee Co. AL, 6 Oct. 1871, Amanda F. McCaskill of afsd to Nancy Dunkin of same, for $250, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.27 and NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.27 T7 R21, containing 120 acres; wit. Silas (X) Dunkin. (FHL film 1,031,292)
      H-753: Coffee Co. AL, 14 Feb. 1873, Silas Duncan owes Eli Morris $100 per note this date due 1 Nov. 1873, mortgage S 1/2 NE 1/4 and NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.27 T7 R21, and my crop of every description and stock, horses, etc.; no wit. (FHL film 1,031,293)
      Q-256: Coffee Co. AL, 26 Nov. 1886, we S.J. Lunsford and Matilda (X) Duncan for $160 to A.L. Dean, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.27 T7? R21; wit. A.J. Wise, G.J. Fue?. (FHL negative film 1,638,419 item 2)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Coffee Co. AL Probate Court Minutes; each vol. individually indexed
      Vol.B, 1861-1871 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,299)
      Vol.C, 1871-1891 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,031,300 item 1) & later

Coffee Co. AL Inventory records
      Vol.B 1860-1869 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,638,595 item 3)
      Inventory records, v.C-E 1868-1901 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,638,596)
 

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, Jas. L., Pension 28159, Coffee Co., pensioner Mrs. M.E. Duncan widow of Jas. L. Duncan, Private, Co.E, 5 GA, enlisted Sept. 15, 1862 at Americus [Sumter Co.], GA, disch. May 5, 1865, wit. J.T. Eagerton, W.J. Horn.
      Duncan, James M., Private, 3rd Bat. Hilliard's Legion. Enlisted March 1862 at Greenville [Butler Co.], AL, captured at Chickamauga Sept. 1863, paroled at Nashville, TN, May 1865. Born 15 Nov. 1834, Sumpter Co. GA. Address 1907-08 Theba AL Route one. Authority: Census, tax assessor, Crenshaw Co. AL 1907-08.
      Duncan, James M., Private, Co.B, 3rd Bat. Hilliard's Legion. Age 26, Pike Co. AL. Authority: Record roll, July 4, 1862.
      Dunkin, James M., Private, Co.A, 60th AL Regt., one time Co.B, 3rd Bat. Hilliard's Div. April 7, 1862, Clay Hill, AL. Absent on furlough at Chickamauga, Sept., present at Knoxville, TN, Nov. 29, 1863, present at Bean Station, TN, Dec. 14, 1863. Born in GA, farmer, Elba [Coffee Co.], AL, age 26, married. Deserted Dec. 17, 1863, at Bean Station, TN. Authority: Historical Record Roll, Petersburg, VA, Dec. 31, 1864.
      Dunkin, Jas. M., Pension 11267, Crenshaw Co., Private, Co.B, 60 Regt. (3 Battn. Hilliards Legion) AL, enlisted May 1861 at Elba, Coffee Co. AL, discharged April 1865, wit. Miles Thrower, W.T. Knowles.

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, James L., widow Mrs. M.E. Duncan, Coffee Co. AL. Statement of property 9 July 190-. Application of J.L. Duncan, Coffee Co., 9 July 1904, private in Co.E, 5th Gen. Reg., enlisted 13 Sept. 1862 at Americus [Sumter Co.], GA, discharged 8 May 1865, now age 65, indegestion and stiff hand; witness 9 July 1906, J.T. Eagerton. Appl. of Mrs. M.E. Duncan, 5 July 1906, widow of Jas. L. Duncan, he died 17 Aug. 1905; wit. W.J. Horn, 9 July 1906.
      DUNCAN, James M., widow Caroline Duncan, Crenshaw Co. AL, Private, Co.B, 60th AL. Application 21 March 1921 by Mrs. Caroline Duncan, Crenshaw Co. AL, P.O. Brantley #33, AL, #29419, now living with Martin Hart, born near Seale, Russell Co. AL, March 8, 1841, her father Britton Heath died about 1881 in Crenshaw Co. AL; her husband James M. Duncan, married Oct. 2, 1856, Coffee Co. AL, he died Dec. 3, 1918 (MAD: final "9" written over in different ink to become "8" as 1918), Crenshaw Co. AL, he enlisted in 1861 at Elba, Coffee Co. AL during May, in Infantry, Private, 60th Regt. Co.B, Capt. Boatwright; he drew pension in Crenshaw Co. AL, owns 36 acres in Crenshaw Co. Form 10 Jan. 1919 by Caroline (X) Duncan, Crenshaw Co., widow of J.M. Duncan who died Dec. 3, 1918, pension #2026; witness Martin Hart, Willie Powell. Appl. 10 Jan. 1919 by Caroline (X) Duncan, widow of J.M. Duncan, pension #2026, who died Dec. 3, 1918, she age 77 years 10 mos. 2 days, born March 8, 1841, married Oct. 2, 1856. Appl. 16 Nov. 1914 of J.M. (X) Duncan, now on pension roll of Crenshaw Co. AL, now over age 80, born Sumpter Co. GA; witness John W. Beall who knew him 40 years. Appl. 7 June 1899, James M. Duncan, Crenshaw Co., Private Co.B, 60th Reg., enlisted May 1861 at Elba, AL, discharged April 1865, now age 64, physical disabilities, P.O. Norwood, owns 33 acres; witness Miles Thrower (X), W.T. Knowles. Appl. 8 July 1911, born GA, over age 70; witness W.M. Bailey.
 

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