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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised November 1, 2007

LOWNDES CO. AL
Formed 1830 from Butler, Dallas, Montgomery
Crenshaw formed 1866 from Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, Pike
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830 Lowndes Co. AL Census
(also from Donna Little and Louis Boone; pg.259 from Linda Rainey 10/2007)
Pg.259  David Ward, Archibald Shaw,
        John Archer       1000,11    - 0000,1 - 1 male slave 10-24,
            2 female slaves under 10, 1 female slave 10-24, 8 total
        Anderson Dunkin   1210,01    - 001 - 6 total
            (MAD: 1840 Montgomery Co. AL census)
        (bottom of page; following is at top of pg.260)
Pg.260  Abel Dean         1100,01    - 1000,1
        Jonathan Nelson, Edward Lassiter
Pg.262  William Hilton    0000,0001  - 0000,001
        Nancy Foster      11         - 1130,01
        Foster Duncan     1000,1     - 1000,1
          (MAD: 1840 Union Co. LA census;
           1852-1860 Rusk Co. TX deeds;
           1860 Wood Co. TX census)
        Jerimiah Duncan   1330,101   - 0020,011
          (1 females 20-30 written over with a 0)
          (MAD: ? 1837-1840 Kemper Co. MS?)
        Samuel Smith      0000,1     - 0001
        Ward Smith        2200,1     - 0000,01
        other families: Jacob Huffman, Charles Milliam,
        John Nelson, three Hilbourn families
Southern District
Pg.271  Ann Dunklin       0002,1     - 0010,01


1840 Lowndes Co. AL Census
Pg.240  Samuel Duncan     0001,01    - 0
          (MAD: ?? Saml. M. Duncan on 1850 Montgomery Co.
            AL census)

1850 Lowndes Co. AL Census (also from Donna Little 8/1982)
Lowndes Dist.
Pg.150, #720, Abijah BODIE 46 SC planter $1002
                  Betsy 40 SC
                  Elizabeth 18, Mahala 18 (twins) SC
                  Nancy 14 AL
                  Andrew DUNCAN 22 AL planter
                  (MAD: see Edgefield Co. SC, and Bibb Co. AL; values as given)
Pg.160, #877, John M. GRAHAM 30 NC physician $700
                  Mary E. 25 AL
                  Charlotte E. 2 AL
                  Andrew DUNCAN 20 AL overseer
Rocky Mount Dist.
Pg.176, #2, John A. DUNCAN 28 AL planter $0
                  Catherine J. 20 NC
                  Amanda 2 AL
                  (MAD: wife Catherine Norman, from "SC", had son James Anderson Duncan b. Butler Co. AL, d. Tampa, FL, 1911, who mar. Georgia Bonham and had son Maurice Miller Duncan b.4/27/1884 Fleta, Montgomery Co. AL; from pg.240, Vol.40, 1970, "Encyclopedia of American Biography"; also had son Dr. Thomas Duncan; 1880 Montgomery Co. AL census)
Pg.176, neighbors Daniel, Norman, Sevton, McCommack, Gibson, Mothershead
Pg.181, #86, Julius B. DUNCAN 34 TN planter $250
                  Sarah A. 37 GA
                  John S. 6, Tabitha J. 4 AL
                  Henry A. 1 AL
                  (Donna Little: Julius Bennett Duncan, bible says he was born 1/27/1818 SC, d. 2/26/1901, bur. Cool Springs Baptist Church, Lowndes Co. AL, mar. twice; Henry A. Duncan mar. a Hays. MAD: 1860 Butler Co. AL census)
 

1855 Lowndes Co. AL Census (in AL Dept. of Archives
& History) (FHL film 1,533,833 item 14)
      White males 0-21, white males over 21;
      white females 0-21, white females over 21;
      total whites, slaves, total;
      white children 8-16
Pg.21  Duncan, A.             1-1;  2-1;  5, 0, 5;  2
   29  Duncan, J.M.           0-1;  0-0;  1, 0, 1;  0
       Duncan, J.M.           2-1;  1-1;  5, 0, 5;  0
   31  Duncan, A.B.           3-1;  2-1;  7, 0, 7;  1
   48  Duncans, J. Estate     0-0;  0-0;  0, 52, 52;  0

1860 Lowndes Co. AL Census (also from Donna Little 8/1982)
Northern Division, P.O. Hayneville
Pg.552, #621-557, John A. DUNCAN 36 AL farmer $603-$0
                  C.J. (f) 28 NC
                  A.J. (f) 11, J.A. (m) 9, J.N. (m) 6 AL
                  G.W. (m) 5, F.M.L. (m) 1 AL
Southern Division, P.O. Mt. Willing
Pg.616, #411-405, Jas. DUNCAN 34 SC laborer $0-$136
                  Sarah 30 GA
                  M.M. (f) 14, N.E. (f) 12, J.W. (m) 10 AL
                  M.J. (f) 9, W.H. (m) 5 AL
                  E.T. (m) 2, S.F. (f) 4/12 AL
                  (MAD: ??? 1850 Montgomery Co. AL census, wife Eliza ?, no ch.?; ?? one James W. Duncan mar. Eliza E. Day 12/9/1871, ?? 1880 Butler Co. AL census)
Pg.628, #504-496, A.A. DUNCAN (m) 66 NC planter $2465-$1275
                  Elinda 50 NC
                  L.W. (f) 18, F.A. (f) 17 AL
                  (MAD: Anderson A. Duncan, 1850 Montgomery Co. AL census)
Pg.637-638, #571-563, J.H. TODD (f) 45 SC (blank) $0-$3250
                  T.C. (m) 28 AL mechanic $0-$450
                  S.A. (f) 25 AL
                  M.J. (f) 3, C.D. (f) 2, E.E. (f) 3/12 AL
                  A.J. SMITH (m) 32 AL farmer $0-$0
                  C.B. DUNCAN (m) 21 AL farmer $0-$0
                  F.E. (f) 20 AL
                  W.T. (m) 4/12 AL
                  (MAD: Charles B. Duncan, 1850 & 1870 Montgomery Co. AL)
 

1870 Lowndes Co. AL Census (pg.377 and 503 also from Kathy Cawley 2/2002)
Beat #2, P.O. Lowndesboro
Pg.280, #648-712, DUNCAN, Stephen 35 AL BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Elsy (f) 13 AL BLACK at home
                  Hester 8 AL BLACK at home
                  General? (m) 6 AL BLACK at home
Pg.295, #895-975, ALEXANDER, Venia (f) 52 NC BLACK domestic servant $0-$0
                  SEBELS, Scott (m) 24 AL BLACK farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Thomas 21 GA BLACK farm laborer
                  BRAGG, Minnie 7 AL BLACK at home
Pg.297-298, #941-1022, GRAVES, Riley 45 AL MULATTO farm laborer $0-$350
                  GRAVES?, Clarissa (f) 41 AL BLACK farm laborer
                  Mary 16, Ida 14 AL BLACK farm laborers
                  Willis (m) 13 AL BLACK farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Willis 17 NC BLACK farm laborer
Beat #4, P.O. Benton
Pg.347, #208-216, DUNCAN, Edward C. 37 AL (white) physician $3000-$2000
                  Mary A. 35 AL keeping house
                  Francas? (Framan?) (m) 8 AL at home
                  Edward C. 6 AL at home
                  Rebecca 8/12 AL b.Sept.
Pg.363, #514-530, DUNCAN, Julia 57 NC BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  CRUMPTON, Jerry 37 NC BLACK farmer $0-$175
                  ODELL, Charlet (f) 25 AR BLACK farm laborer
Pg.363, #515-531, DUNKLIN, Washington 33 AL BLACK farmer $0-$385
                  Mary J. 25 AL BLACK farm laborer
                  William 6, George H. 2 AL BLACK at home
                  WITCHAM, Isom (m) 17? (19?) AL BLACK farm laborer
Farmersville Beat #5
Pg.377, #137-137, DURDEN, Jim 22 AL BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Sue (f) 20 AL BLACK farm laborer
Pg.377, #143-143, DUNCAN, John 29 AL BLACK farmer $400-$450
                  Sarah 23 AL BLACK farm laborer
                  James 9, Sue (f) 7, Tom 3 AL BLACK at home
Mount Wellin Beat #7, P.O. Haynesville
Pg.413, #293-294, James DANKIN 44 SC (white) Farmer $480-$500
                  Sarah 40 GA keeping house
                  Malissie (f) 23 AL "without imploy"
                  James 21 AL farm laborer
                  Mary 19 AL "without Imploy"
                  William 15, Edward 12 AL farm laborer
                  Francis (f) 11, Alliece (f) 8 AL at home
                  Gerina (f) 2 AL at home
Sandy Ridge Beat #10
Pg.503-504, #267-270, DUNCAN, John 45 AL (white) farmer $0-$400
                  Cathrinia 37 NC keeping house
                  Mary 7, Manda (f) 5, Lucy 2 AL at home
Pg.513, #430-433, DUNCAN, Sallie 50 NC BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Maria 20 NC BLACK farm laborer
                  Jane 16, Susan 14 AL BLACKS farm laborers
                  Bery (m) 4 AL BLACK at home
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Lowndes Co. AL Marriage Index (FHL film 1,293,892; and from Donna Little 8/1982)
      Vol.1, Aug. 24, 1830 to Feb. 13, 1848
      Jane Duncan to John Lewis, April 3 1834 by Benjamin Crosen, M.G. (pg.99)
      John A. Duncan to Catherine J. Norman, Feb. 6 1848 by B.A. Walker J.P. (pg.517)
      Julius B. Duncan to Sarah Ann Dean, Jan. 12 1843 by J.K. Taylor J.P. (pg.386)
      Ann E. Duncan to John M. Pierce, May 24 1836 by John Crumpton (pg.173)
      Vol.2, 1848-1854 - no Duncan marriages
      Vol.3, 1855-1866
      E.C. Dunklin to Mary A. Hardy, March 29 1857 by Robert Carson M.G. (pg.146)
      Mary G. Dunklin to Paul J. Rast, Sept. 4 1866 by P.H. Lundy, M.G. (pg.812)
      William Dunklin to Claudia S. Reeves, June 27 1866 by B.H. Crumpton (pg.767)
      William W. Dunklin to Mary A. Caffey, Sept. 4 1864 by P.H. Lundy M.G. (pg.615)
      Charlie B. Duncan to Frances Elizabeth Todd, April 18 1859 by B.A. Walker J.P. (no page given)
      Lydia Duncan to Frances Douglas, Jan. 16 1862 by B.A. Walker J.P. (pg.540)
      Vol.4, 1867-1873
      James W. Duncan to Eliza E. Day, Dec. 9 1871 by Thomas Blake J.P. (pg.305)
      Mancey E. Duncan to J.T. Day, Dec. 9 1869 by Thomas Blake J.P. (pg.210)
      Emma C. Duncan to Julian W. Rast, May 2 1867 by P.H. Lundy M.G.
      C.P. Dunklin to Miss E. A. Rives, Dec. 15 1868 by B. H. Crumpton (pg.131)
      Florence E. Dunklin to William H. Pierce, Sept. 16 1867 (no name given) (pg.70)
      Vol.5B, 1873-1898
      Alice Duncan to J.H. Porterfield, Dec. 17 1876 by G.E. Miles (pg.59)
      Martha M. Duncan to James L. Ary, Dec. 17 1874 by Thomas Blake J.P. (pg.16)
      Sarah A.F. Duncan to James F. Jay, Feb. 1 1877 by Thomas Blake J.P. (pg.68)
      Charles P. Dunklin to Alice Hardy, Nov. 25 1877 by B.W. Whilden (pg.87)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Lowndes Co. AL Wills (FHL film 1,293,899)
      (wills start Book B, 1830)
      Book B, C - no Duncan
      (None for A.A. Duncan after 1860)

Lowndes Co. AL County Court Estate Papers, Dulany, A.B. to Evans, Peter (FHL film 1,544,208)
      DUNCAN, ANDERSON. Inventory 25 Oct. 1866, admin. John A. Duncan. J.B. Duncan bought Anderson Duncan's land. (MAD: see also estate in Montgomery Co. AL)
            Petition of John A. Duncan, that Anderson Duncan died intestate on or about 11 April 1862 in said county, being a citizen of said county, and left property consisting of land and personal effects at about the value of $1650, that the heirs at law of Anderson Duncan are petitioner John A. Duncan, and Lydia W. Douglass wife of F.M. Douglass, over the age of 21 residing in Lowndes Co., Mrs. Martha E. Johnson wife of E.P. Johnson over the age of 21 of Lowndes Co., Frances E.A. Duncan under 21 residing in Montgomery Co. AL, Julius B. Duncan in Butler Co. AL over 21, Charles B. Duncan over 21 in AR ("Arkansas"), James M. Duncan over 21 who when last heard from resided in Louisiania, and Wm. W. Duncan over 21 who when last heard from resided in TX, all children of said decd, and (blank) Smith and (blank) Smith over age 21 children of Jane Elizabeth a dau. of decd. now decd. who married first John S. Smith and afterwards Willm. Page, and the following named minor ch. of said Jane Elizabeth under age 21 years (6 children, first names blank, surname Page), all ch. of said Jane Elizabeth, all of whose children reside in MS; 23 July 1869. (frame 121-122)
            Deposition of William Martin (Maslin?) 17 Nov. 1866, that he knows the heirs at law of Anderson Duncan decd. are J.B. Duncan res. AL, Jane (blank) mar. woman res. LA, J.A. Duncan res. AL, Thomas Duncan LA, Wm. Duncan LA, Martha Johnson AL mar. woman, Charles Duncan AL, Lydia Douglas mar. woman AL, Francis Duncan single woman AL; he knew the lands belonging to the estate of said Anderson Duncan decd; that the land could not be equally divided but should be sold. (frame 123)
            Interrogation of B.R. Ingram, 17 Nov. 1866, that he knows the heirs at law of Anderson Duncan decd. are J.B. Duncan, Jane "I do not know her other name" married woman & resides in LA, J.A. Duncan AL, Thos. Duncan LA, Wm. Duncan LA, Martha Johnson married woman AL, Charles Duncan AL, Lydia Douglas married woman AL, and Frances Duncan AL, all of full age; he knows the land belonging to the estate of Anderson Duncan decd, that it could not be equally divided and should be sold. (frames 124-125)

Lowndes Co. AL Probate Records, Index book A, 1832-1878 (FHL film 1,531,363 item 1)
      Anderson Duncan, J.A. Duncan admin., Book 13
 

LAND RECORDS

Lowndes Co. AL Partitioned Land, 1842-1852 (FHL film 1,531,527 item 3)
      No index

Lowndes Co. AL Deeds; General indexes, grantors and grantees, 1830-1875 (FHL film 1,531,523 items 1 and 3)
      3-328: John Duncan to Mary Bounell
      C-221: J.B. Duncan to R.F. Taylor
      E-230: J.A. Duncan to W.G. Sanders
      F-119: J.B. Duncan & wife to Robt. F. Taylor
      Mtg. 3-68: John Duncan to John W. Withers
      Mtg. 3-107: John Duncan to Bank Montgomery
      Mtg. B(6?)-348: Jno. A. Duncan to Anderson Duncan
      Mtg. C-143: James Duncan to T.A. Emmett
      Mtg. D-639: James Duncan to M.C. & A.M. Goldsmith
      Mtg. 2-280: John Duncan to Bank Mobile
      Mtg. E-674: James Duncan to L.A. Collier & Co.
      Mtg. F-128: J.A. Duncan to J.D. Gafford
      Mtg. F-152: James Duncan to Jno. A. Tyson
      Mtg. F-183: James Duncan to Jno. A. Tyson
      Mtg. H-681: James & Charles Duncan to Moore Waldman & Co.
      Quit on grantors
      2-33: Samuel Y. Allen to John Duncan Jr.
      2-71: Robt. Lowe to John Duncan Jr.
      2-72: Mark E. Moore to John Duncan Jr.
      2-73: R.D. Hunnington to John Duncan Jr.
      2-97: D.P. Woodrouff to John Duncan
      2-171: Rebecca Allen to John Duncan
      2-245: R.D. Thorington to John Duncan
      2-245: Jno. ?Spalding? to John Duncan
      2-338: Robt. Stewart to John Duncan
      2-350: W.G. Kaiser to John Duncan
      3-7: Cheek Randal to John Duncan
      3-222: John Duncan from "duplicate receive"
      B-426: George Goldthwaite to Catharine Duncan et al
      G-5: J.V. McDuffie to James Duncan
      Mtg. 1-94: Wm. B. Johnson to John Duncan
      Mtg. 2-65: Samuel D. Smith to Robt. B. Duncan

Lowndes Co. AL Deeds (grantor index on FHL film 1,293,899; grantee index in each book)
      2-271: Dunklin, Jeremiah
      2-402: Dunkin, Jeremiah
      3-328: Duncan, John to May Bennell
      E-230: Duncan, J.A. to W.G. Sanders (Vol. E is 1860-1871)
      F-119: Duncan, J.B. & wf.
      2-33: 7 April 1834, Samuel Y. Allen of Lowndes Co. AL to John Duncan Jr. of Autauga Co. AL, $800, 320 acres, SW 1/4 Sec. 1 and SE 1/4 Sec. 2, Twp. 15, Range 13. (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-71: 5 May 1834, Robert Low to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL, similar to above, 166+ acres, 83+ acres, 83+ acres, etc. (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-72: 11 Feb. 1834, Mark E. Moore to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-73: 19 April 1834, Robert D. Thornington to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-97: 27 Sept. 1834, Daniel P. Woodruff to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-171: indexed Rebecca Allen to John Duncan, not found
      2-245: 11 Jan. 1834, Robert D. Thornington to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-245: 7 Jan. 1835, John Gaulding to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-271: 24 Feb. 1835, Jeremiah Dunkin & wife Judith Dunkin (signed Dunklin) to Stephin P. Loe, $350, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 10, Twp. 11, Range 15; and SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 10, Twp. 11, Range 18. (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-338: (no day or month) 1835, Robert Stewart to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-350: 23 Oct. 1835, Wm. S. Kuner? to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      2-402: 1 Sept. 1835, Jeremiah Dunkin to James Daniel, $600, 79.94 acres, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 33, Twp. 11, Range 18, 1/4 acre now burial ground. Wit. Fliso? Jordan, John Bradley. Release by Juda (X) Duncan, wife. (FHL film 1,293,855 item 2)
      3-7: 11 Jan. 1837, Randal Clark to John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL (FHL film 1,293,855)
      3-222: 14 Feb. 1834, Recd. of John Duncan Jr. of Autauga Co. AL, by U.G. Mitchell, ... (FHL film 1,293,855)
      3-328: 21 Feb. 1838, John Duncan of Autauga Co. AL to Mary Bonnell of Lowndes Co., $960, 80 acres, E 1/2 SE 1/4 (& more land). Release by Catharine M. Duncan. (FHL film 1,293,855)

Lowndes Co. AL Deeds
      B-426: Montgomery Co. AL, 13 Sept. 1851, Geo. Goldthwait of afsd for $1 quit claim to Catherine Duncan, Margaret Harris, Eliza Duncan, John Duncan, James Duncan, William Duncan, Charles Duncan, Mary Duncan and Caroline Duncan and their heirs, land now in possession of said Catharine Duncan, Margaret Harris, Eliza Duncan, John Duncan, James Duncan, William Duncan, Charles Duncan, Mary Duncan and Caroline Duncan, to wit, Secs. 1 and 2, the N 1/2 Sec.3, the SE 1/4 Sec.4, the N 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.12, the E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.12, the E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.12, the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.12, the E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.13, the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.13, all in Twp.15 R13 in Lowndes Co. AL; also the NW 1/4 Sec. 14, the S 1/2 Sec.6, the NW 1/4 Sec.7, the E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.7, the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.7, the W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.18, and NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.18, all in Twp.15 R14 in Lowndes Co.; also SW 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.16 R14 in Lowndes Co., also W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.36, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.36, NW 1/4 SE? 1/4 Sec.35, E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec.26 and SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.26, the last described in Twp.16 R13, all in Cahaba Land Dist.; wit. Wm. M. Jackson, James L? Christian; release by Olivia P. Goldthwaite, wife of George Goldthwaite. (FHL film 1,293,857) (MAD: children of John Duncan and Catherine Creyon, 1850 Montgomery Co. AL census)
      C-221: 22 Oct. 1853, Julius B. Duncan (X) and wife Sarah A. (X) of Lowndes Co. AL to Robert F. Taylor for $300, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.12 R17, 40 acres; no wit. (FHL film 1,293,857)
      E-230: Lowndes Co. AL, 5 Jan. 1860, John A. Duncan and wife Catharine to W.G. Sanders for $300, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 and SE 1/4 NW 1/4, also NW 1/4 of SW 1/4, all Sec.20 Twp.11 R17, containing 120 acres; no wit. (FHL film 1,293,858)
      F-119: Lowndes Co. AL, 7 Nov. 1857, J.B. Duncan (X) and wife Sarah (X) to Robt. F. Taylor for $400, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec.18 Twp.12 R17, 40 acres; no wit. (FHL film 1,293,859)
      G-7: 6 Dec. 1869, whereas the Court of County Commissioners on 5 Oct. 1866 sold to James Duncan the S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.5?(2?) Twp.12 R14, 80 acres, for $30, and on 8 Nov. 1869 James Duncan paid the balance of the purchase money, this a deed. (FHL film 1,293,859)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Montgomery Co. AL Estate Papers 1817-1949, Dreher, Anna C. - Dunham, Bradford; no Dunkin (FHL film 1,711,406; did not copy all papers in each file)
      DUNCAN, GEORGE W. Administrator Edwin Johnson, receipts 1850 incl. bill of Anderson A. Duncan for 4 months board, and 1860. (frame 2333). List by Edwin P. Johnson of heirs of George W. Duncan decd, 10 Dec. 1861, were (1) Martha Johnson, wife of Edwin P. Johnson, (2) Charles Duncan; (3) Lydia Duncan a minor; (4) Frances Duncan a minor; (5) the children of Jane Smith alias Page who was decd at the time of the death of decd and who left living some children, supposed to be minors whose names are unknown and residence not known; (6) Bennet Duncan, Lowndes Co. AL; (7) John Duncan, Lowndes Co. AL; (8) James Duncan, TX or LA; (9) Thomas Duncan, TX or LA; (1) William Duncan, TX or LA. (frame 2371) Petition by Edwin P. Johnson, 6 March 1860, admin. of estate of George W. Duncan decd, that decd. left real estate: SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec.15 R19 T13, 40 acres; and left living at his death the following heirs at law: (1) Martha Johnson wife of Edwin Johnson admin; (2) Charles Duncan a minor; (3) Lidia Duncan a minor; (4) Frances Duncan a minor; all brothers and sisters of the decd by father's side and also by the mother's side; (5) children of Jane Smith alias Page who was dead at the time of the death of decd and who left living some children supposed to be minors whose names are unknown to admin and reside in TX; (6) Bennett Duncan Lowndes Co. AL minor; (7) John Duncan Lowndes Co. AL minor; (8) James Duncan TX or LA minor; (9) Thomas Duncan TX or LA minor; (10) William Duncan TX or LA; all over the age of 21 years, and the said Jane, Bennett, John, Thomas, William are m?others of the decd. only by the fathers side, petition to sell real estate to pay debts. (frame 2372-3)

Campbell Co. GA Deeds
      D-170: Dooley Co. GA. 10 March 1838, George (X) Mansell of Pulaski Co. to Larkin C. Duncan of Lowndes Co. AL, for $250, 202.5 acres in lot #94, Dist.14, Fayette now Campbell Co. GA; wit. William J. Lawson, Charles Powell, J.P. (FHL film 401,779)
      F-173: Muscogee Co. GA, 15 Dec. 1856, Larkin C. Dunkin of "Lundes" Co. AL to John C. Dunkin of same, $200, land in Fayette when surveyed now Campbell Co., 14th Dist., lot #92, 202-1/2 acres; wit. John Clustain (Christian??), Thomas Bowland JP. (FHL film 401,781)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Mexican War service 1846-1847, cards A-L; men from AL (FHL film 1,462,788 item 3)
      Duncan, Jeremiah, Private, 1st Regt. AL, 6 mos., Co.M, muster in roll, Mobile, AL, May 27, 1846. (MAD: see Lowndes or Perry Co. AL)

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.
      Dunkin, Samuel W., Exemption from military service 1861-1865, Justice of Peace, Lowndes Co. Authority: Governors Correspondence, 1863-1864.

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, John A., widow Mrs. C.J. Duncan, Montgomery Co. AL, Private, Co.C, 24th AL Cav. Schedule of property, 9 May 1903, Mrs. C.J. Duncan. Application 3 May 1915, Montgomery Co. AL, P.O. Fleta, Mrs. C.J. Duncan, widow of John A. Duncan, private, 53rd (29th? Battalion) of Harmans Brigade, she b. Wetusington??, Dublin Co. NC, 29 Dec. 1829, being 86 years old, now on pension in Montgomery Co. #39103. Appl. 22 June 1916, Mrs. C.J. Duncan, widow of John A. Duncan, age 87 years 0 months 22 days, pension #37821; witness A.G. Duncan. Appl. 8 April 1897 by John A. Duncan, Private, Co.C, 24th Battalion of AL, P.O. Fleta, farmer. Appl. 6 March 1896 by John A. Duncan, Private, 24th AL Battalion. Appl. 1 May 1895, now age 74 years, feeble health, Co. C, 24th Regt. AL. Appl. 28 May 1898, Co.C, 24th Bat. of Harman's Brigade, Wheelers Corp. Appl. 18 March 1899, Private Co.C, 24th Caval., enlisted Oct. 1863 at Sandy Ridge, Lowndes Co. AL, discharged May 1865, now age 76; witness W.J. Sellers, D.E. Huffman. Appl. 9 May 1903, C.J. Duncan, widow of Jno. A. Duncan, Private, Co.C, 24th AL Cav. Battalion Vols., her husband died 31 March 1903; witness D.E. Huffman, W.J. Sellers.
            Letter in C.F. Duncan papers. Mrs. C.J. Duncan, unable to go to Montgomery to appear before the pension board; this applicant is the widow of Jno. A. Duncan (who) died 1903. /s/ Thomas Duncan, MD., July 6, 1903, Fleta, AL. (MAD: Fleeta, Montgomery Co. AL)
 

OTHER SOURCES

Index to Rev. William H. Duncan, SJ Papers, in Special Collections, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (internet address as of 5/1999)
      http://gulib.lausun.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/index/i52}1.htm
      REV. WILLIAM H. DUNCAN, SJ PAPERS. Duncan was born in Alabama in 1835, and attended Georgetown as a young man. After graduating in 1853 he studied law, but entered the seminary to become a secular priest in 1860. He was ordained in 1862 and spent the next seven years working in Mobile. In 1869 he decided to become a Jesuit, and entered the Novitiate at Frederick. Completing the work rather quickly, presumably because of the education he already had, he spent almost all of the rest of his life at St. Mary's Residence in Boston. Only a year before his death in 1894 was he sent to Georgetown to serve as procurator.
      BULK DATES: 1855 - 1888 ; SPAN DATES: 1855 - 1888; EXTENT: 1 box
      (MAD: index is to 6 folders, mostly to do with the church, not copied here.)
      Box 1, Folder 5. Duncan, Rev. Wm. H., SJ: Concerning the Guardianship; DATE SPAN: 03/02/1858 - 01/01/1871. DESCRIPTION: Duncan was named guardian of two minors, the Harrises, following the death, apparently, of Margaret Harris. There are two ledgers here pertaining to plantation management and guardianship, and several promissory notes from a relative of Duncan, perhaps his brother.
      Box 1, Folder 6. Duncan, Rev. Wm. H., SJ: Ledger re his inheritance, 1860; DATE SPAN: 11/10/1855 - 02/25/1860. DESCRIPTION: Ledger of estate settlement, Lowndes, Co., Alabama, 1860. The plantation grew cotton and had slaves, some of whom were distributed in the settlement.
      (MAD: see 1850 Georgetown, DC census; 1860 Montgomery Co. AL census; probably son of John Duncan & Catherine Moffett Creyon, see 1850 Montgomery Co. AL census for their other children with Nathaniel & Margaret Harris)
 

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