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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised June 11, 2011

JACKSON CO. AL
Formed 1819 from Cherokee Cession of 1816
Marshall formed 1836 from Blount, Jackson, Cherokee Cession of 1835
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830 Jackson Co. AL Census
East of F Range Line
Pg. 84  Alfred Crofford, Samuel C. Davison, James Smart,
        Walster Bridges, Lorenzo Bridges, 
        James Dunkin           1212,101      - 0000,001
    85  John L. Hutchinson, Marey? Carnett, Sarah Luckey,
        Sarah Comolon?, David Robinson,
        Joseph Dunkin          0012,0001     - 0100,0001
        Mahala Huddleston, Nathaniel Peterson, John Autchison
          (MAD: Robertson Co. TN had Huddleston & Hutchinson
            families ca 1806, but no Joseph Dunkin;
            see ?? 1820 Smith Co. TN census)
    93  Charles Hamand?, Lobetter Earls, Samuel Whitely,
        Lyman James, Samuel McKinsey,
        Tho. L. Dunkin         1110,01       - 0110,01
        William Jenkins, James Rutherford,
        Anderson Kilchins, Hezekiah Wheeler
   101  Esquire Hollan, Samuel McBee, Tho. Ridge,
        William Dunkin         1000,1000,1   - 1100,2000,1
        William Ridge, John Moon,
        Henry Tugglerr?, Allen Davison
   124  Jacob Gromt, John Simpson,
        James Moore, Ferman Fowler,
        Robt. Duncan           2100,1        - 0100,1
        John Duncan            0000,0000,01  - 0000,0001
        Thomas Wiltshire, Als? Hunter, Wm. Lackey,
        John Spear, Calera? Reynolds, Wm. Simmons,
        John Duncan            0001,01       - 2220,001
        James Hall, Wm. Reynolds, John Riddle
West of F Range Line
Pg.150  James P. Nanlin, Burnett King, James Rountree,
        Thomas Duncan          0000,1        - 1000,1
        James Downing, Michael Roach, James A. Smith,
        Westley Davis, Robert Clark


1840 Jackson Co. AL Census (and from Donna Little 8/1982)
Pg.  2  Thos. N. Clark,
        Robert Duncan          1121,0010,001 - 1100,0010,1
          and John Duncan age 82? (83?) Rev. Pensioner
        Josua Mann, Jacob M. Milton
     6  White Davidson, Arthur Davis, 
        James Duncan           0012,1001     - 0000,001
          (MAD: ? 1850 Pickens Co. AL census)
        Thomas Puly,
        Jesee Duncan           2200,01       - 0000,01
          (MAD: 1830 Franklin Co. TN census)
        William Rees, N.B. Warren
     8  Joel Childers, Charles Chadwick, David Gordon,
        Elizabeth Duncan       0             - 0000,0000,1
          (MAD: ?? perhaps Betsy Northcutt mar. John Duncan
            11/24/1813 Adair Co. KY, witness Peter Duncan)
        Squire Chambers, David Pitman
     9  Joseph R. McCormack, Henry B. Borchlay,
        Medham Dunkam          1041,01       - 2201,01
        Benjamin McCormick, Carter Brannan
    29  Wm. D. Proctor, Isaac Sanders, William B. Cooper,
        Joseph Duncan          0010,0000,1   - 0000,001
        Hiram Woods, William Cornelius
    43  Bennet Holder          2220,01       - 1101,01
          (MAD: males age 5-10 blotted, could be 1 written
            over 2; looking for Ben Holder mar. Louisa Duncan
            1/23/1833 Wilkinson Co. GA)
    45  Hannah Goff, Joel B. Arendle, Iram Moore,
        William Duncan         2000,01       - 0110,01
        Nancy Griffin, Samuel McCowen
    51  William Hinchan, David H. Worthan, Temperance Curlee,
        John Dunkin            1000,001      - 0111,001
        Hiram Lisk, George W. Moring, Startin A. Self

1850 Jackson Co. AL Census
(no Eleanor Russell in any Russell household)
District 19
Pg.5, #58, Henry GREAR 37 TN cabinet maker $200
                  Eliza 35 AL
                  Robert 12 AL
                  Johnathan DUNKIN 26 TN gen. maker $0
Pg.5, Neighbors: Mary Parker, Joel Wimbly, John Sherley, Mahala Huddleston, Henry Grear & Johnathan Dunkin, Robert Price, Dudley Jones, Andrew Goforth
Pg.8, #100, William DUNKIN 45 UNKnown laborer $0
                  Winna 44 UNK
                  Matilda 20, Manda 17, George 16 AL
                  Elisa 11, Martha 6, Susan 4 AL
Pg.8, Neighbors: Andrew Horn, Eli Troxill, William Troxill, William Dunkin, William Goff, Thomas A. Hill, Ellis Hill, George Isiley
Pg.11, #136, A.B. JENKINS (m) 44 SC (blank) $1000
                  Elizabeth 43 SC
                  James 18, William 15 AL
                  John 12, Sarah 9 AL
                  Rebeca DUNKIN 28 TN (blank) $0
Pg.11, Neighbors: Joel Mellon, R.J. Gilliland, T.T. Colman, A.B. Jenkins & Rebeca Dunkin, Samuel Russell, J.C. Russell, David Headley (Hoodley?), Elizabeth Brown
Pg.22, #313, John DUNKIN 38 TN laborer $0
                  Elizabeth 24 UNKnown
                  Alexander 9, Mary 1 AL
                  Sarah KOUGH 18 AL
Pg.22, Neighbors: George Dethridge, Hirrison? ?Gibson, Amos Lad, John Dunkin, John Goff, Henry Hulrey?, James Kyle, Merit Knight
District 20
Pg.68, #254, Absalom COFFEY 44 KY farmer $0
                  Jane 43 KY
                  Nancy 18, Hiram 17, Sarah 17, Martisha 15 AL
                  Eliza 12, Rutherford 11, Elizabeth 10 AL
                  Jesse 8, Jacob 6, John 5, Absalom 3, Jerry 1 AL
District 20, Twp.4 Range 6E
Pg.83, #478, Jesse DUNCAN 48 TN mechanic $0
                  Nancy 42 KY
                  William 18, John 16 AL
                  James 13, Mary 7 AL
                  Rebecca 5, Elizabeth 1 AL
                  (MAD: Jesse Duncan mar. Nancy E. White in ?Davidson or ?Franklin Co. TN; William R. Duncan b.1832 d.1904 Clay Co. TX; one William Duncan mar. Catharine Shelton 9/1/1853, 1870 Boone Co. AR census, 1880 Cooke Co. TX census)
Pg.83, Neighbors: William Council, Elrothen? Hudgens, William Hodges, Jessee Duncan, Branton Griffins, Camden Gentry, Lucia Paulson
District 20, Twp.3 Range 5E
Pg.101, #732, Thomas DUNKIN 21 TN farmer $0
                  Susan 21 AL
                  William 2, Jesse 3/12 AL
                  (MAD: wife Susan was S.B. Pace)
Pg.101, Neighbors: Caroline Riddle, Joseph Hall (Sr. & Jr.), Thomas Dunkin, Allen Box, William Isbell, Lorenzo Ivy
District 21
Pg.105, #16, Peter H. DUNCAN 41 TN farmer $200
                  Sarah E. 37 AL
                  Lucy A. 13, Mary J. 9 AL
                  John T.B. 7 AL
                  Louisa E. 5, Martha E. 2 AL
                  (MAD: Peter H. Duncan mar. Sarah E. Sadler 1/14/1836 and Delia H. Duncan mar. William H. Sadler 9/20/1838, both Madison Co. AL; 1840 Madison AL census; son of Benjamin Duncan of Limestone Co. AL who was related to Landon Duncan of Giles Co. VA and Charles Duncan of Stokes Co. NC per 1836 letter of Jane Shreves, see Madison Co. AL)
Pg.105, Neighbors: John B. Fletcher, John B. Smith, Peter H. Duncan, Joseph Myrick, R?.T. Hodges
Pg.111, #110, John WILSON 20 AL laborer $0 (not m/in/year)
                  Elizabeth 19 AL
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 60 NC
Pg.111, Neighbors: W.H. Lewis, James Wilson, Mathew Wilson, Isaac Wilson, John Wilson & Elizabeth Duncan, Talton Bryant, Moses Busby
Pg.125, #297, Isaac DUNCAN 37 KY farmer $400
                  Nancy 33 TN
                  George 16, Louisa 2, Mary 3/12 AL
                  Nelson SHERLOCK (m) 12 AL MULATTO
                  (MAD: see Marshall Co. AL deed A-321 from Peter Duncan & wife Lydia; one Isaac Duncan had land 3/25/1852 under Certificate #26754, Military Act of 1850, from "Old Land Records of Jackson Co. AL" by Margaret Matthews Cowart, FHL book 976.195 R2c)
Pg.125, Neighbors: Redda Austin, William C. Mcelyea, Carter McCollum, Isaac Duncan, James Gaddes, James Yates, James Riddle
Pg.134, #424, Nancy DUNCAN 41 TN (blank) $0
                  Jane 18, Martha 17, Sintha 14 AL
                  Emily 10, Vina (f) 8, Margaret 6 AL
                  (MAD: one Sintha Duncan mar. Joseph L. Sanders 8/19/1853)
Pg.134, Neighbors: Francis S. Dillard, Henry Derrick, Seaborn J. Rountree, Chesly B. Rountree, Nancy Duncan, Lydia Whitworth, Stephen Canada, Samuel Slone
 

1860 Jackson Co. AL Census (and from Kathy Shenk 1983)
(pages have two numbers)
Division 4, Paint Rock
Pg.287/19, #141, Nancy DUNKAN 45 AL (blank)
                  Emily 22, J.W. (m) 1 AL
                  Emeline 20, Margaret 17 AL
Pg.287, Neighbors: Bands, Berry, Webb, Brewer
Pg.289/?, #153, Leroy DUNKING 25 AL com.laborer
                  Marthy 5, Andrew 2 AL
Pg.289, #155, Andrew COFFEE 39 AL, Jane 30 TN & family.
Pg.289, #156, John COFFEE 25 AL, Benjamin 22 TN & others in household.
Pg.292/24, #175, Isaac DUNKAN 52 KY farmer $0-200
                  Nancy 44 TN
                  Louisa 12, Mary 10 AL
                  Sarah SOWTHALL 20 AL
Pg.292/24, #176, G.W. DUNKIN (m) 25 AL farmer $0-$125
                  M.E. (f) 18 AL
                  Virginia 1/12 AL
Pg.292, Neighbors: Putnam, Manley&McCardy, Robinson, Martin
Pg.299/31, #226, Richard HULL family
                  Ann DUNKIN 30 AL
                  Jas. DUNKIN 2 AL
Pg.299/31, #227, Mary COFFEE 31 AL
                  Susan 8, Wm. 4, Mary 6/12 AL
Division 1, Bridgeport
Pg.376/38, #252, Wynie DUNCAN (f) 54 UNKNOWN (blank) $0-$50
                  Matilda TALENT 28 AL
                  Melvina SNODGRASS 26 AL
                  Elvira DUNCAN 18 AL
                  Martha J. 15, Susan 13 AL
                  Sarah F. TALLENT 1 AL
                  (MAD: Odum C. Talent mar. Matilda Duncan 6/5/1857)
Pg.376/38, Neighbors: Daily, Massey, Moore, O'neal, McFarlane, Rinkles
Pg.378/40, #259, George W. DUNCAN 25 AL laborer $0-$25
                  Mary 25 TN
                  William R. 2, Richard W. 1 AL
Division 1, P.O. Stevenson
Pg.384/46, #305, James DUNCAN 20 AL (blank) $0-$50
                  Harriet E. 19 AL, married in year
                  (MAD: James M. Duncan mar. Harriet E. Tallent 12/21/1859)
Pg.384/46, Neighbors: Clayton, Venable, Mitchell
Pg.422/84, #572, John DUNCAN 41 UNKNOWN laborer $50-$100
                  Elizabeth 33 UNKNOWN
                  Alexander 17, Mary J. 11, William 7 AL
                  John C. 4, James J. 9/12 AL
Pg.465/127, #863, William DUNCAN 38 KY laborer $0-$100
                  Martha 37 NC
                  William T.J.H.R.S. 7/12 AL, Martha S.M.J. 7/12 AL
                  Sarah E. DUNCAN 28 NC
                  Monroe W. 13 NC, Sarah A. 3 KY
                  Judith LEVEN 26 KY
                  Mary A. 4 KY, Martha A.E. 2 KY
                  (MAD: see ?? 1870 Hopkins Co. KY census, William 57 KY, Martha 47 NC)
Pg.465/127, Neighbors: Morgan, Hermon&Maxwell, Brown, Harris, Sharp, McCary&Scott
Township 3 of Range 6 East, P.O. Bellefonte
Pg.501/17, #119, William DUNCAN 34 GA farmer $0-$300
                  Margaret 22 NC
                  Mary 6, Marasha (f) 2 AL
                  William 1 AL
                  Rachel JARNIGAN 18 TN
                  (MAD: 1870 Franklin Co. TN census)
Pg.501/17, Neighbors: Hunt&Morgan, Crunsler, Looky, Sutherland, Campbell
Township 3 of Range 5 East
Pg.510/26, #180, Thomas DUNCAN 29 AL farmer $500-$250
                  Susan 29 AL
                  Casa Siulda (f) 5 AL
                  William 11, Bird 3 AL
                  Minta C. 1 AL
                  (MAD: 1870 Greene Co. AR census; see White Co. AR history)
Pg.510/26, Neighbors: Proctor, Roberts, Potter, Gold, Mitchell
District 3, Paint Rock
Pg.630/58, #413, Jessee DUNKIN 57 TN farmer $1000-$1300
                  Nancy R. 49 KY
                  Mary A. 15, Elizabeth 10 AL
                  Joseph 6 AL
Pg.630/58, Neighbors: Jackson, Robertson&Jones, Stokes, White, Larkin, Keeble
 

1870 Jackson Co. AL Census (pg.131 also from Debra Rickman 10/2002)
District 1, Subdivision 1, P.O. Bridgeport
Pg.7, #84-86, DUNKIN, Benj. 17 TN BLACK work on R.R. $0-$0
                  BAKER, Geo. 16 GA BLACK work on R.R.
Pg.9, #123-124, DUNCAN, Elizabeth 44 UNK keeping house $0-$0
                  Mary J. 22 AL work on farm
                  William R. 19 AL work on farm
                  John C. 14 AL work on farm
                  James J. 12 AL work on farm
                  Jeff Davis 9 AL
                  George W. 5 AL
                  Margaret E. 2 AL
                  (MAD: widow of John Duncan b.1812 TN, d.10/1869 age 65, from 1870 Mortality Schedule)
District 6, Subdivision 1, P.O. Fackler
Pg.50-51, #33-33, DUNCAN, Daniel 46 SC BLACK work on farm $0-$0
                  -Lucyija- (crossed out) Louisa 30 GA BLACK keeping house
                  Warren 14 GA BLACK work on farm
                  Cleburg (m) 12 GA BLACK work on farm
                  Josephine 10 GA BLACK
                  Henry W. 8 SC BLACK
                  Prince A. (m) 4 GA BLACK
                  Jennette (f) 1 AL BLACK
Subdivision No. 2, P.O. Big Coon
Pg.91, #346-351, FOWLER, Furman 75 SC (white) farmer $1200-$500
                  Gincy (f) 60 GA keeping house
                  Richard F. 24 AL farm laborer $0-$200
                  Asa D. 22 AL farm laborer
                  Richard J. 4 AL
                  DUNCAN, Emaline 30 AL house work
                  John M. 10 AL farm laborer
Twp.2 Range 4, P.O. Scottsboro
Pg.131, #27-27, DUNKIN, Isaac 59 KY farmer $0-$0
                  Nancy 54 TN keeping house
                  YATES, Louisa 22 AL house work
                  Leroy (m) 5 AL
                  Mary M. 20 AL house work
Pg.132, #60-60, DUNKIN, George 36 AL farmer $400-$350
                  Mary 28 TN keeping house
                  Virginia 10 AL house work
                  George 8 AL
                  Nancy 3 AL
                  Belle (f) 4/12 AL b.March
3rd Subdivision, P.O. Scottsboro
Pg.144, #148-147, DUNCAN, James H. 32 AL carpenter $0-$125
                  Mary 30 AL keeping house
                  Samuel R. 7 AL
                  Jonathan W. 1 AL
                  SHETON, Hugh 22 AL (white) field hand
Twp.6 Range 4, P.O. Scottsboro
Pg.178, #62-62, DUNKIN, Martha 34 AL (white) keeping house $0-$0
                  DUNKIN, John T. 12 AL at school
Pg.180, #95-95, DUNKIN, Jessee 68 TN farmer $300-$500
                  Nancy R. 61 KY keeping house
                  Eansby E. (f) 20 AL house work
                  Joseph 16 AL farm laborer
 

LAND RECORDS

Jackson Co. AL Deed Indexes Vol.A 1834-1882 (FHL film 1,018,413)
      Reverse Deed Index 1835-1882
      A-517: David Larkin to James Duncan, rec. July 18, 1840
      5-355: 29 Aug. 1871, William Potter to James H. Duncan, both Jackson Co. AL, rec. Oct. 7, 1871 (looked at briefly, FHL film 1,018,418; not copied in full)
      8-212: M.G. & Wm. J. Duncan to John L. Duncan, P/A, rec. May 6, 1876
      8-214: John L. Duncan agt PA to Jessee Duncan, rec. May 6, 1876
      8-57: M. & J.W. Woody to J.H. Duncan, rec. Dec. 10, 1875
      8-319: M. & J.W. Woody to James Duncan, rec. Sept. 26, 1876
      9-280: J.L. Smith to Duncan & Ran, rec. April 27, 1882
      11-534: Nelson Kyle admr. to James H. Duncan, rec. Aug. 30, 1882
      Direct index 1835-1882
      H-227: Isaac Duncan to James McCollum, rec. Oct. 21, 1866 (MAD: not found as indexed, no index in Book H, film 1,018,417)
      11-162: George W. Duncan, bankruptcy, rec. July 8, 1868 (MAD: not found in Book H, did not look at Book 11)
      Mtg. 1-9 (book 1? or book 7?): G.W. Duncan to W.P. Robinson, obligation, rec. May 17, 1873.
      9-315: Jesse Duncan and wife to H.F. DeBardelefen, rec. Dec. 23, 1878
      4-581: J.W. Duncan to W.H. Beason, rec. Aug. 11, 1880 (MAD: not found as indexed in book 4, film 1,018,418)
      10-118: K.H. Duncan to Potter & Manning, rec. Jan. 30, 1880.

Jackson Co. AL Deeds
      Deed Book A, 1834-1850 - no Duncan indexed to ca pg.280 (FHL film 1,018,414 item 3)
      A-517: 5 April 1837, David Larkin and wife Elizabeth of Jackson Co. AL to James Duncan of same, $550, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.9 T4 R5E, 80 acres; no wit.; rec. July 18, 1840 (FHL film 1,018,415)
      Deed Book B - index almost blank (FHL film 1,018,415)
      Deed Book C - no index (FHL film 1,018,415)
      Deed Book D - no Duncan (FHL film 1,018,415)
      H-227: Isaac Duncan to James McCollum, rec. Oct. 21, 1866 (MAD: not found as indexed, no index in Book H, FHL film 1,018,417, not pg.217, pg.227 was Larkin to Ledbetter, not pg.346, no index book 11)
      5-355: 29 Aug. 1871, William Potter and wife Ruth A. (X) to James H. Duncan, both Jackson Co. AL, $260, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and NW 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/4 NE 1/4 and SW 1/4 NE 1/4, all Sec.33 T3 R5E, 160 acres; no wit.; rec. Oct. 7, 1871. (FHL film 1,018,418)
      8-57: 6 Dec. 1875, Miles Moody and wife Rebecca Moody and James W. Moody and wife Jarubia? (Jaruha?) J. Moody to James H. Duncan, all Jackson Co. AL, $200, part of SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.6 Twp 4? Range 6, being SW corner, 30 acres; no wit.; rec. Dec. 10, 1875. (FHL film 1,018,420 item 2)
      8-212: 23 Nov. 1875, Marval G. Duncan and William J. Duncan of Calhoun Co. AR appoint John L. Duncan of Calhoun Co. AR attorney to receive money due us from the estate of Matthew Duncan decd. late of Jackson Co. AL, and pay debts; wit. O.H.P. Richardson, Wiley J. Burns; reg. Calhoun Co. AR; rec. May 6, 1876. (FHL film 1,018,420 item 2) (MAD: one Matthew Duncan had land warrants in 1836 and 1839; from "Old Land Records of Jackson Co. AL" by Margaret Matthews Cowart, FHL book 976.195 R2c)
      8-214: 27 Dec. 1875 (written over 1876), John L. Duncan heir and distributee of Matthew Duncan decd. for myself and as attorney in fact for Marval G. Duncan and William J. Duncan appoint Jessee Duncan my attorney; ack. in Jackson Co. AL, May 6, 1876. (MAD: no locations given) (FHL film 1,018,420 item 2)
      8-319: (blank) 1876, /s/ J.M. Moody, Rebecca J. Moody, James W. Moody, Jarutia J. Moody, for $100 to James H. Duncan, 10 acres off SE 1/4 SW 1/4 in NE corner Sec.16 T4 R6; wives examined 26 Sept. 1876; rec. Sept. 26, 1876. (FHL film 1,018,420 item 2)
      9-280: J.L. Smith to Duncan & Ran, rec. April 27, 1882 (not found)
      9-315: Jackson Co. AL, (blank) May 1878, Jesse Duncan and wife Nancy (X) for $200 to Henry F. DeBardeben, per Huntsville Land Office, the NE 1/4 Sec.1 Twp4 R4E and S 1/2 NW 1/4 and NE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Sec.6 T4 R5E, "280 acres" (MAD: 320a?); wit. James O. Robertson; rec. Dec. 23, 1878. (FHL film 1,018,421 item 2)
      10-118: 7 Jan. 1878, David H. Duncan and wife Mary A. to Noah Potter and James Manning, for $400, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.33 Twp 3, Range 5E, being 40 acres, and N 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4, being E of last described land, 10 acres; rec. Jan. 30, 1880. (FHL film 1,018,421 item 3)
      10 or 4-581: J.W. Duncan to W.H. Beason, rec. Aug. 11, 1880 (MAD: not found as indexed in book 4, FHL film 1,018,418; not found in book 10, pg.581 or in index in book 10, FHL films 1,018,421 item 3, book 10 to pg.551, to 1881, and film 1,018,422 item 1, pg.551 to end)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Jackson Co. AL Will Records
      Vol.K, 1855-1858 - no index (FHL film 1,018,424)
      Vol.L, 1865-1866 - partial index, no Duncan
      Vol.M, 1866-1867 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,018,425)
      Vol.N, 1867-1869 - no Duncan
      Vol.O, 1868-1870 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,018,426)
      Vol.P, 1870-1872 (FHL film 1,018,426)
            P-115: Petition filed Jan. 1871, of M.P. James for Letters of Administration on estate of Robert Duncan a citizen of TN, died intestate in that state owning $150 property in AL, petitioner is creditor of said Robert Duncan, petition to appoint General Administrator of County, G.D. Campbell, to administer the estate; security M.P. James. (FHL film 1,018,426)
      Wills Vol.R, 1872-1874 - no Duncan (FHL film 1,018,427) (no Vol.Q, S)
      Wills Vol.T, 1876-1877
            T-59 to 61: Mathew Duncan decd, accounts; final settlement 24 April 1876, incl. cash recd. from W.D. Parks, admin. of H.L. Parks decd, per decree against him in Probate Court, $923.35; payments made, leaving $718.39 to be divided into three shares of $239.46-1/3 to heirs John L. Duncan, Marval G. Duncan and William J. Duncan, all of age, who reside in Calhoun Co. AR. (FHL film 1,018,427)
 

COURT RECORDS

Go to the Jackson Co. AL Court Records
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Revolutionary War Pension W-2700, Thomas Russell (FHL film 972,104; see Anderson Co. SC and Jackson Co. AL; two of his children married Duncans ca 1820-25; following is very brief extract from pension.)
      Pension granted to Tabitha Russell, widow of Thomas, 1850-1858, pension #26,258; she applied for bounty land 29 March 1855 in Jackson Co. AL.
      Original pension application 14 Aug. 1832 by Thomas Russell, resident of Jackson Co. AL; he had enlisted 1781 in Mecklenburg Co. NC, left service 7 April 1782 (did not copy officers); discharged at Orangeburg, SC. He was born in Cumberland Co. PA 1761, proof of age in the family Bible. He lived in Mecklenburg Co. NC when called into service, lived in York Co. SC about 7 or 8 years, in Pendleton District SC upwards of 22 years, about 3 years in Franklin Co. TN, since which time he has lived in Jackson Co. AL. (skipped some)
      Dates of birth of thirteen children given without names in a statement of James Russell Jr. on 5 Dec. 1851; Thomas's wife was Tobitha Jenkins, born 18 June 1770. Children born from 1786 to 1810.
      Statement 5 Dec. 1851 by James Russell who was present at their marriage in York Co. SC; James was raised by them from age about 5 or 6 or 7. Thomas Russell Sr. died July 1850. Thomas Russell Sr. was James Russell's eldest brother.
      (MAD: ?? 1781-82 Mecklenburg Co. NC; 1782-1790 York Co. SC; 1790-1812 Pendleton-Anderson Co. SC; 1812-1815 Franklin Co. TN; 1815-1832 Jackson Co. AL)
            MAD: Bible of John Wesley Russell, b. Feb. 6, 1813, mar. Temptest, b. Nov. 24, 1814; the Thomas Russell Bible Records were copied half a century ago in SC and burned; father Matthew Russell left will in Anderson Co. SC. Thomas Russell was Rev. Soldier, b. June 17, 1761, Cumberland Co. PA; d. Jackson Co. AL July 11, 1850; mar. Dec. 2, 1784, Tabitha Jenkins, who was b. June 14, 1770 SC, d. Jan. 13, 1861 Jackson Co. AL. Children include Polly Russell, b. Aug. 9, 1796 SC, mar. Thomas Duncan; Lorenzo Russell, b. Apr. 22, 1800, d. 1844, mar. Eleaner Duncan. (from pg.85, Cemeteries, Vol.146, "Jackson Co. AL Records" by Pauline Gandrud)

JOHN DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application R-3125 (FHL film 970,864; from National Archives; part from Sammie Duncan)
      Born June 10, 1755, Pittsylvania Co. VA; d. May 3, 1844, Jackson Co. AL. Applied 1834 in Jackson Co. AL; enlisted early 1776 in Camden, SC, under Gen. Lincoln, Col. Thompson, Maj. Perdue, Capt. Hopkins, served 18 months; volunteered again under Gen. Morgan, Col. Shelby, Capt. Small in VA and served 6 months; entered again under Col. Preston and Capt. Chadwell for 3 months; entered again under Pickens, Col. Anderson, Capt. Key; age in father's family bible burned with house shortly after war before he married; lived in Camden Dist. SC about 10 years after end of war; moved to Hawkins Co. TN; then to Greene (now Adair) Co. KY; then to Jackson Co. AL. Married 1780-81 Ann, who d. Nov. 23, 1846. Witnesses Rev. Steven Donathan and Jesse McElyea of Jackson Co. AL. Listed in 1841 census of pensioners age 83, Jackson Co. AL residing with Robert Duncan. Affidavit of Peter Duncan and David Chadwell 20 Feb. 1835 in Jackson Co. AL re service. Deposition of brother Peter Duncan of Marshall Co. AL on 8 April 1843, age ca 77; home in Hawkins Co. TN burned 47-48 years before; Peter age 10-11 when John entered service, age ca 13 when discharged. Deposition of Greenbury Middleton 27/29 March 1843, age ca 1868, of Jackson Co. AL; knew John Duncan ca 40 years ago in Adair Co. KY. Deposition by Absalom Coffee on 28 March 1843, age ca 55, knew John more than 20 years, later 30 years; mentions John and aged wife. Witnesses Daniel M. Martin and Philip Henry Armbruster. Deposition by John Duncan on 30 Sept. 1843, age ca 88.
      Children: David, Robert, Peter. There were other children but all died before their parents. Aug. 17, 1854, Absolum Coffee testified his wife Jane was a granddau. of John Duncan. William Duncan of Jackson Co. AL filed power of attorney 9 June 1854. Deposition by Absalom Coffee, adm. of estate, that when Ann d. 23 Nov. 1846 she left survivors David, Robert and Peter her only legal heirs; since her death David and Robert are both dead.
      Statement by SC on 25 July 1857 of copy from Indent and account No. 84, Book R: payment 9 May 1785 to John Dunkin Senr. for 526 days duty in 1781-82; note by John Duncan 14 Sept. 1784 of Broad River asking for indent, wit. Amos Davis JP; statement by John Dunkin 3 June 1784 before Camden Dist. JP
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Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, Robert, 1812 "Old War" Invalid and Widow Rejected, file #13865; Veteran Robert Duncan; Private in Cpt. Coffey's Co. Reg. AL Mtd. Vols.

Alphabetical list of persons involved in Creek Indian uprising [AL], includes many Indian names, 1836, A-L (FHL film 1,462,787 item 2)
      Dunkin, Matthew, Private, Claysville Mounted Volunteers, Capt. Charles Witt's Co. #5, roll dated at Claysville, July 11, 1836. (MAD: ? Clays, Montgomery Co. AL; see Jackson and Randolph Co. AL)
            MAD: AL Volunteers during the "Florida War," 1815-1861, included Pvt. David Duncan in Cawlfield Battalion under Capt. Abraham or Absalom Coffee, and Pvt. Robert Duncan in Snodgrass' North AL Mounted Volunteers, Co. A under Lt. Col. Absolem Coffee, in Marshall Co. AL; from "AL Genealogical Exchange" Vol.1, 1985. Others listed were Pvt. James Duncan in Coffey's Co. and Pvt. Mathew Duncan in Witt's Co. in Cawlfield Battn, and Pvt. John W. Duncan in Like's Co. of AL Militia, and 1st Sgt. Isaac Duncan in Co.H, and Pvts. Thomas Duncan and John Dunikin in Co.D of Snodgrass Battn; from "Index to compiled service records, AL units, Florida War" by Benjamin Achee & Margery Wright; FHL booklet 976.1 A1 #6 and FHL films 908,132 item 2 and 1,026,262 item 7)

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, Alex, Private, Co.D, 28 AL Inf. Reg.; Feb. 6, 1862, Elyton [MAD: Jefferson Co.], AL. Authority: Payroll, Bridgeport [MAD: Jackson Co.], AL, Nov. 3, 1862.

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 H., Jackson Co. AL, in Salt Petre Works. Application 9 July 1906, Jackson Co. AL, by James H. Duncan, in service of Confederate States in Salt Petre Works in 1862 at Larkinville, AL, discharged 1863, now age 68, general disability; witness Samuel Potter, W.L. Raunsaville; owns one lot Scottsboro.

Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, William R.; A 4 Ala. Vid. Cav.; 1880 April 13, Invalid Appl. #358359, Cert. #607818. (MAD: See Jackson Co. AL 1850, b.1832, son of Jesse; William R. Duncan, Private to Corporal, enrolled 28 Aug. 1863 age 31, b. Jackson Co. AL, in Co. A, mustered out June 1864; from Vol.19 #2, 12/1984, "Valley Leaves")
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Marshall Co. AL Deeds
      A-158: 28 March 1838, L.D. Boshart and wife Margaret G. to Peter Duncan, all Marshall Co. AL, $220, 42 acres, the E 1/2 SW 1/4 Frac. Sec. 18, Twp 7, R4E, being the E 1/2 of E 1/2 of said 80 acre tract entered in name of L.D. Boshart, adj. William Smith's land. No wit. (FHL film 1,035,265)
      A-321: 11 March 1839, Peter (X) Duncan and wife Lydia (X) of Marshall Co. AL to Isaac Duncan of Jackson Co. AL, $500, above land. (FHL film 1,035,265)
      C-757: 25 Jan. 1851, Isaac Duncan and wife Nancy (+) of Jackson Co. AL to A.C. Beard of Marshall Co. AL, $150, land in A-158. (FHL film 1,035,267)

Anderson Co. SC Court of Common Pleas; Probate Records; from Index to Judgements 1827-1903 (FHL film 22,948)
      Dunkin, F.W. ads. Benj. Cloud, Roll 20. Roll 20, William Knox & Co. vs. Fleming W. Duncan, Summons to report Oct?. 1824; Suit over promissory note 23 Oct. 1823 for 1500 lbs, to deliver 6874 lbs of cotton, not delivered; Sheriff had not been able to arrest him; copy of summons left at place of residence; 18 March 1826. Affidavit of James Armstrong age 28 of Franklin Co. TN about the case, 15 Feb. 1828, who saw Fleming W. Duncan execute the note; similar affidavit of John H. Knox age 23 of Franklin Co. TN; he continued in the employee of the plaintiffs until Duncan left the State of AL where he resided when (the note) was given. James Armstrong? the later part of Nov. or first of Dec. 1823 as well as he recollects, Fleming W. Duncan was then a resident of Jackson Co. AL; run away from that county and state, ran off in the night; Duncan ran off in debt to several other persons.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1921 "History of AL and Dictionary of AL Biography" by Thomas M. Owen, Vol.III (pages 516-519 from Donna Little 8/1982; 4 vols. on FHL fiche 6,048,243 to 6,048,246)
      DUNCAN, JOHN, soldier of the American Revolution, aged 83, resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840, with Robert Duncan. -- Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

1898 "Memorial & Biographical Record, Compendium of Biography, ... Cumberland Region of TN" by George A. Ogle & Co. (FHL book 976.87 D3me; also from Evelyn Sigler 8/1983)
      Pg.466-7: James Mason Cotnam, M.D., is engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in South Pittsburg, Marion Co. TN ... The Doctor was born in Grundy Co. TN, February 6, 1847, and is a son of Dr. Thomas T. and Elizabeth (Doran) Cotnam, ... The father was born in Limestone Co. AL, in 1822, and died in December, 1884, while the mother was born in Franklin Co. TN, probably in 1822, and died July 14, 1895. (Thomas Cotnam) was graduated in 1846. Opening an office at Hawkersville, Grundy Co. TN, he engaged in practice at that place for a few years, and then removed to Stephenson, Jackson Co. AL (where he died). In their family (Thomas T. & Elizabeth Cotnam) were ten children, five sons and five daughters, of whom seven are still living, namely: Tennessee E., wife of Jones C. Beene, of South Pittsburg, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work; James M., of this review; W.W., a resident of Indian Territory; Ida, widow of R.P. Beene, and a resident of South Pittsburg; Maggie, wife of John Duncan, of southern Alabama; Narcissa, wife of W.E. Carter, ... at South Pittsburg. Those deceased are Louise, who died in childhood; Gilbert C., a ranchman of Texas, who died at the age of 42 years; and A.B., a physician of South Pittsburg, who died at the age of 35. ... The subject of this sketch was attending the Military Academy at La Grange, AL, when the Civil war broke out, and in 1862 he ran away from school ....

1890 "Biographical and historical memoirs of eastern Arkansas : comprising a condensed history of the state, a number of biographies of distinguished citizens of the same, a brief descriptive history of each of the counties named herein, and numerous biographical sketches of the prominent citizens of such counties" White, Woodruff, Cross, Ciittenden, St. Francis, Monroe, Lee, Arkansas, Prairie, and Phillips counties; by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.7 H2bhm and film 934,823 item 3, and from Evelyn Sigler 11/1983 and Kit Smith 1983)
      Pg.155, White Co.: T.A. DUNCAN, farmer, b. Jackson Co. AL 1830, oldest of eight children of Jesse and Nancy E. (White) Duncan who were born in TN. The father [Jesse] reared at Nashville [Davidson Co.] and mother near Winchester [Franklin Co. TN], married in TN. Moved shortly after marriage to Alabama, was a millwright, he d. 1884, his wife d. 1883. Children: T.A. of White Co. AR; W.R. of TX; James H. of AL; J.C., married, of Kansas; Mary, Mrs. Selby, living near Iuka, [Tishomingo Co.] MS; Elizabeth of Iuka, MS.
      T.A. Duncan married Jan. 1849 to S.B. Pace in AL, was in Confederate Army, Berry's Artillery; prisoner; 1865 paroled and returned to Jackson Co. AL; in 1872 moved to White Co. AR; Democrat. Mrs. Duncan's parents, Wm. and Elizabeth (Wininger) Pace, VA to AL 1827. Wm. Pace died 1870, Eliz. died 1871.
      Children of T.A. Duncan: William F.; Cassie, mar. A.J. Holleman, died 1885 at 28; B.E.; J.J., married and living in Cleburne Co.; Minta, mar. A.J. Holleman after Cassie died, of White Co.; Nancy (Mrs. J.F. Lawrence); C.A. married F.W. Raney; and Mila and Jo still at home.
 

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