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

Last revised February 1, 2010

CRAIGHEAD CO. AR
Formed 1859 from Mississippi, Greene, Poinsett
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1860 Craighead Co. AR Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Craighead Co. AR Census
Jonesboro Twp.
Pg.138, #228-291, DUNCAN, Robert Y. 26 AL farmer $200-$200
                  Matilda T. 22 MS keeping house
                  Samuel A. 2/12 AR b.May
 

1930 Craighead Co. AR Census (from Kathy Cawley 11/2009, from Ancestry.com image)
Big Creek Twp, pt.N/2?, E.D. 16-2, S.D. 3, Sheet 11A, taken April 24, 1930
Pg.14, #216-220, DUNCAN, Robert L., head, rent?, yes (lives on a farm), m/w age 67, mar., age at first marriage 21, education: no/no, IL IL IL farmer, general farm, not a veteran
  Vicena C., wife (of Head of family), f/w, age 63, mar., age at first marriage 17, no/yes, MO MO MO
  Ruth, daughter, f/w, age 20, D (Divorced?), no/yes, MO IL MO
  Jona, son, m/w, age 18, single, no/yes, MO IL MO labour farm
      (MAD: mar. Katie Taylor 2/21/1889 Stoddard Co. MO; ?? 1880 Pope Co. IL, ?? 1900 Clay Co. AR)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "Biographical and historical memoirs of northeast 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" Greene, Clay, Fulton, Craighead, Randolph, Mississippi, Poinsett, Independence, Sharp, Lawrence, Jackson and Izard Counties; by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.7 H2ba and film 928,094 item 1; and from Evelyn Sigler 9/1983)
      Pg.329-30, Craighead Co.: Robert Y. Duncan, ... was born in Perry Co. AL, July 23, 1844. His father was Samuel A. Duncan, a native of South Carolina, who located in Alabama when about 18 years of age. He was a planter until 35 years old, when he began contracting and building railroad bridges and houses. In December, of 1880, he was working on a dwelling in Birmingham, Ala., and fell from a scaffold, living only three hours afterward. He was married to Mary Ann Roberts, also a native of South Carolina, and they were the parents of fourteen children. Nine of them are still living, but only Robert Y. is in Arkansas. The mother is 67 years of age, and still resides in Ala. Robert Y. was reared in his native State, and coming to Ark. with some friends when 24 years of age, arrived at Jonesboro November 17, 1868. .... In August, 1869, he was married to Matilda R. Lynch, daughter of Aden and Susan Lynch. .... To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have been born nine children: Ruby A.J. (deceased), Samuel A., John J., Thomas M., Essie B., Effie Y., Robert M., Taylor A. and Rufus Elbert. ....
      MAD: Samuel A. Duncan mar. Sept. 18, 1835 in Perry Co. AL to Mary Ann Roberts; from info of Carrol Crocker.
 

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