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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised September 8, 2003

UNION CO. GA
Formed 1832 from Cherokee Lands, Lumpkin Co.
Fannin formed 1854 from Gilmer, Union
Towns formed 1856 from Rabun, Union
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840 Union Co. GA Census
Pg. 2  Alexander Duncan       0110,001     - 1110,001
         (MAD: 1830 Habersham Co. GA census)
    9  David Duncan           2000,01      - 0000,1
   10  Charles Duncan         0001,1001    - 0000,0100,1
         (MAD: 1803-1830 Burke Co. NC)
       Elisha Duncan          0020,01      - 111
         (MAD: 1830 Habersham Co. GA census; mar. Nancy
           Robertson 1/15/1834 Habersham Co. GA;
           mar. Jane Marson 2/20/1843 Union Co. GA;
           1850 Gilmer Co. GA census)

1850 Union Co. GA Census
Pg.201, #9, Charles DUNCAN 75 VA farmer
                  Mary 75 VA
                  (MAD: from Buckingham Co. VA, wife Mary Ford, son of ?? Jacob Duncan)
Pg.202, #26, Drury LOGAN 49 KY farmer $4000
                  Mary 44 SC
                  Rachel 19, William 18, Anna 16, Martha 15 NC
                  Sarah 13, Joab 11, John 9, Henry 7, James 6 GA
                  Thomas 4, Eliza 1 GA
                  Delila ADDINGTON 88 Unknown
                  (MAD: Delilah Duncan mar. William Addington 12/23/1784 Newberry Co. SC)
Pg.207, #75, Joseph DUNCAN 29 NC farmer $1000
                  Mary 27 NC
                  (MAD: mar. Mary C. Thomas 9/28/1840)
Pg.209, #111, David N. DUNCAN 44 NC farmer $600
                  Nancy 38 NC
                  Elisha 14, William 11, John 8, Moses 3 GA
                  (MAD: from Burke Co. NC; "Daniel Duncan" mar. Nancy Gillespie 11/20/1832 Macon Co. NC, witness Elisha Duncan)
Pg.211, #129, James F. DUNCAN 39 NC farmer $600
                  Elizabeth 36 NC
                  William 15, Frances (f) 13, Elizabeth 11 GA
                  Henry 9, James 5 GA
                  Mary LUNSFORD 72 NC
                  (MAD: mar. Elizabeth M. Lumpkin 10/31/1833 Jackson Co. GA; 1840 Jackson Co. GA; McMinn Co. TN 1860)
Pg.214, #169, William DUNCAN 32 NC farmer $400
                  Sarah Ann 32 NC
                  Mary 3, Aryadey (f) 1 GA
                  (MAD: mar. Sarah A. Gillespie 9/18/1845 Macon Co. NC)
Pg.232, #415, Mary DUNCAN 52 NC $2300
                  John 21 GA farmer, Mary 18 GA
                  Jesse 15, Caroline 11 GA
                  (MAD: Mary B., widow of Alexander Duncan; Alex Duncan 52 NC d. 1/1850, from mortality schedule)
Pg.251, #679, Havey DUNCAN (m) 26 NC farmer
                  Nancy 23 NC
                  Louisa 1 GA
                  (MAD: 1860 Iredell Co. NC census)
Pg.251, #682, Jonathan DUNCAN 63 VA farmer
                  Sarah 55 NC
                  Elizabeth 19, Andrew 15 NC
                  (MAD: 1840 Wilkes Co. NC census; Elizabeth S. Duncan mar. Joseph Frady 12/25/1854; see Serena Frady on 1870 census)
85th District
Pg.262, #830, G.A. GILREARTH (m) 30 NC farmer $0
                  Rebecca 30 NC
                  John 8, Noah 5 NC
                  Hannah 3, James 1 GA
                  (MAD: Green Alex. Gilreath mar. Rebecca Duncan 1/3/1843 in Wilkes Co. NC)

1860 Union Co. GA Census
P.O. Blairsville
Pg.437, #64-60, Joseph K. DUNCAN 39 NC farmer $800-$450
                  Mary C. 37 NC
                  Henry A. 9, Emily J. 4/12 GA
                  Charles DUNCAN 85 VA farmer $500-$0
Pg.437, #65-61, W.C. RIDER? 28 GA farmer $2000-$1800 mar.in year
                  Mary S. 24 NC mar.in year
Pg.437, #66-62, Mary B. DUNCAN 61 NC farmeress $1000-$500
                  Jesse 25 GA farmer $1150-$0
                  Julie E. 21 GA (not mar.in year)
                  (MAD: 1870 Jackson Co. GA census)
Pg.439, #78-74, David N. DUNCAN 50 NC farmer $1000-$300
                  Nancy 47 NC
                  Wm. R. 21, John W. 17, Moses C. 13 GA
Pg.441, #92-87, Elisha DUNCAN 24 GA farmer $400-$150
                  Malissa 31 GA
                  Wm. N. 5/12 GA
Pg.444, #114-108, Wm. M. DUNCAN 42 NC farmer $520-$700
                  Sarah A. 32 NC
                  Mary L. 13, Arvadna (f) 11 GA
                  Cornelia (f) 5, Thomas G. 3 GA
Pg.446, #130-124, John C. DUNCAN 31 GA farmer $2100-$400
                  Jane M. 34 GA
                  Matilda A. 6, Geo. A. 2, Mary Ann 7/12 GA
                  (MAD: mar. Jane Roberts 10/23/1851; 1870 Jackson Co. GA census)
P.O. Geddistown
Pg.473, #310-305, Jonathan DUNCAN 70 NC farmer $0-$0
                  Sarah 60 NC

1870 Union Co. GA Census
(stamped page used below; handwritten page in parentheses)
Subdivision 126, P.O. Blairsville
Pg.4 (8), #62-62, DUNCAN, Joseph K. 49 NC farmer $600-$300
                  Mary C. 47 NC keeping house
                  Emily J. 10 GA at school
                  Thomas M. 7, Mary A. 3 GA at home
Pg.27 (54), #381-381, DUNCAN, Elisha M. 34 GA farmer $0-$450
                  Malisa 40 GA keepig house
                  William N. 10 GA farm laborer
                  Mary L. 9, Georgia (f) 3 GA at home
Pg.27 (54), #382-382, DUNCAN, William R. 31 GA farmer $0-$200
                  Jane 30 GA keeping house
                  Francis G. (m) 4, Sallie Z. 2 GA at home
Pg.27 (54), #383-383, ADDINGTON, March (m) 70 NC farmer $2000-$350
                  Amy E. 45 TN keeping house
                  Ann 30 GA "without occupation"
                  Zenobia (f) 21 GA school teacher
                        (MAD: March Addington was son of William Addington and Delilah Duncan of Newberry Co. SC)
Pg.27 (54), #388-388, PRATER, Jacob 67 SC farmer $0-$200
                  Matilda 65 NC keeping house
                  GILLESPIE, Louisa 30 GA house keeper
                        (MAD: probably related to Prater family of Newberry Co. SC)
Pg.29 (57), #402-402, DUNCAN, David N. 64 NC farmer $800-$200
                  Nancy 59 NC keeping house
                  SMITH, Caroline 30 GA lunatic
Pg.31 (61), #436-436, DUNCAN, William N. 52 NC farmer $450-$350
                  Sarah A. 42 NC keeping house
                  Sarah A. 21 GA "without occupation"
                  Cornelius S. (f) 15 GA at home
                  Thomas G. 13 GA farm laborer
                  Lucas M. (m) 4 GA at home
Pg.33 (65), #472-472, DUNCAN, Lumkin J. (m) 38 GA farmer $400-$300
                  Susan D. 42 SC keeping house
                  Martha A. 18, Sina C. (f) 15 GA at home
                  Willy L. (m) 12 GA farm laborer
                  John G. 8, Nancy F. 8, Dennis 5 GA at home
                  HOPKINS, Barsheba 75 SC infirm
                  (MAD: 1860 Jackson Co. GA census)
Pg.63 (126), #893-893, FRADY, Serena (f) 35 GA farmer $40-$100
                  Rebecca 15 GA keeping house
                  Sallie 13 GA at home
                  Joseph 10 GA farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Jonathan 80 SC infirm
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Union Co. GA Marriage Records (FHL film 366,323; did not copy all)
      Vol.1A, 1833-1865
            #239, license granted Sept. 12, 1856 to William Duncan and Ann S. Neill, solemnized 14 Sept. 1856 by Thos. M. Hughes MG; recorded 15 Nov. 1856.
            #268, license granted March 10, 1859 to "Elisha Mariran Duncan" and Melisa Rider, solemnized March 10, 1859 by Thos. M. Hughes MG, recorded 1 April 1859.
      Book 1, transcribed, 1833-1878 and 1925-1933
            Duncan, Wm. to Anna S. Neall, pg.239, lic. 12 Sept. 1856, mar. 14 Sept. 1856, #716
            Duncan, Elisha Marion to Melissa Rider, pg.268, lic. 10 March 1859, mar. 10 March 1859, #804
      From other sources:
            Annabelle Duncan mar. Shadrock Guthrie 3/3/1853
            Martha Duncan mar. Edley Kirby 9/22/1850
            Mary A. Duncan mar. Aaron M. Kimsey 7/19/1844
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Union Co. GA Probate Records (others not looked at)
      Ordinary Court Records (FHL film 366,331)
            1851-1864: No index
            1864-1869: No index
            Looked to May 1867, no Duncan spotted, pages not numbered
      Administrators, guardians, letters & bonds 1877-1941 - no Duncan, no Hopkins; sketchy index (FHL film 366,332)
      Inv., appraisements, years support 1877-1928 - no Duncan, no Hopkins; sketchy index (FHL film 366,332)
      Misc. Estate records 1867-1877 - no Duncan, no Hopkins (FHL film 366,335)
      Will records 1877-1943 - sketchy index, no Duncan, no Hopkins (FHL film 366,325)

Union Co. GA Ordinary Court Minutes (FHL film 366,327)
      Vol.A, 1838-1849 - no index
      Vol.A, 1849-1851 - no index
      Vol.A, 1852-1859:
            Pg.134: John C. Duncan, guardian for Julia C. Duncan, return dated 25 April 1853 included paying Mrs. Duncan for board.
            Pg.212: 1854 report; John C. Duncan, guardian of Julia C. Duncan, minor child of Alexander Duncan, decd; paid out to Mary B. Duncan.
            Pg.316: 1855 report similar to 1854.
            Pg.403: 1856 report, sworn to before Wm. M. Duncan, J.P.
            Pg.439: 1857 and May 18, 1858; more payments to Mary B. Duncan
      Vol.B, 1860-1867:
            Pg.6: Feb. 1860 letters of dismissal of John C. Duncan; Julia C. Duncan is over 21; receipt by Julia dated 10 Jan. 1860, wit. Jesse R. Duncan, Wm. M. Duncan JP.

Union Co. GA Misc. Estate Records, 1867-1877 (FHL film 366,335)
      No Duncan

Union Co. GA Probate Court(?) Minute Book A pages 63-65 (from Stuart Duncan 1/1989)
      A-63: The will of William Addington was written 1 July 1839, witness attestations taken 11 Sep 1845, and recorded 16 Oct 1845. In the name of God amen. I William Addington of the County of Union and State of Georgia being afflicted of body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God - calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all mem once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of Almity God that give it. And my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors. And as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased god to bless me in this life. I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First I give and bequeath to Delila my dearly beloved wife one hundred dollars of lawful money to be raised out my estate together with all my house hold goods and movable effects and one cow and calf.
      Also I give to my well beloved daughter Jane Shetteworth(?) one dollar to be raised out of my estate.
      Also I give to my well beloved son John one dollar to be raised out of my estate.
      Also I give to my well beloved son William one dollar to be raised out of my estate.
      Also I give to my well beloved daughter Sarah Harrison one dollar to be raised out of my estate.
      Also I give to my well beloved daughter Marthy Hix one dollar to be raised out of my estate.
      Also I give to my well beloved daughter Delila one dollar to be raised out of my estate.
      Also I give to my well beloved daughter Mary one dollar to be raised out of my estate.
      Also I give to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth one dollar to be raised out of my estate.
      Also I give to my well beloved sons Henry, Moses, James aned March all and singular the balance of my estate by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed. I likewise constitute make and ordain Moses and March the sole executors of this my last will and testament. I witness where of I have hereunto let my hand seal this first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.
      Viz} At the death of Delila my dearly beloved wife all and singular the goods and effects left in her hands viz her part agreeable to my will may be disposed of as she may desire.
      Wit: Richard W. Roberts and Benjamin W. Watkins. Signed William "X" Addington.
 

LAND RECORDS

GA Land Lotteries; Union Co. GA
      Name, lottery year, militia district & county of residence, draw
      Duncan, Dennis, 1832, of Baugh's Militia Dist., Jackson Co., drew land lot in Dist.7 Sec.1, Union Co.
      Duncan, George Jr., 1832, of Davis Militia Dist., Jones Co., drew gold lot #1252 in Dist.11, Sec.1, Cherokee Purchase (MAD: later Union or Lumpkin Co.)
      Duncan, Jesse, 1832, of M'Linn's Militia Dist., Butts Co., drew land lot in Dist.6 Sec.1, Union & Lumpkin Cos.
      Duncan, Thomas B., 1832, of Liddell's Militia Dist., Jackson Co., drew land lot in Dist.7 Sec.1, Union Co.
      Duncan, Winright, 1832, of Martins Militia Dist., Pike Co., drew gold lot #195 in Dist.11, Sec.1, Cherokee Purchase (MAD: later Union or Lumpkin Co.)

Union Co. GA Deed Index 1860-1906 (FHL film 366,309)
      No Hopkins through 1900s
      B-568: 7/17/1869, W.M. Duncan et al to J.K. Duncan, estate of Chas. Duncan, rec. 8/3/1870
      B-569: 8/7/1869, Mary Framwell to J.K. Duncan, estate of Chas. Duncan, rec. 8/3/1870
      A-136: 8/7/1869, Mary Framwell to J.K. Duncan, estate of Chas. Duncan, rec. 7/4/1876.
      A-137: 7/17/1869, W.M. Duncan et al to J.K. Duncan, estate of Chas. Duncan, rec. 7/4/1876
      A-196: 8/5/1869, Bently Harrison to W.M. Duncan, lot 318 Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 2/15/1877
      A-197: 2/13/1845, Alex Duncan to W.M. Duncan, lot 296 Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 2/20/1877
      A-201: 3/8/1846, Laton Legg to W.M. Duncan, lot 295 Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 2/27/1877
      A-527: 9/16/1879, E.M. Duncan to W.R. Duncan, lots 48 & 49, Dist.10 Sec.1, rec. 1/29/1881
      (Did not copy grantees after 1881)
      B-120: 8/23/1860, J.R. Duncan to James Prichard, lot 59 Dist.10 Sec.1, rec. 10/13/1860
      B-141: 10/19/1860, Jesse Duncan to B.W. Watkins, lot 262 Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 12/26/1860
      B-142: 8/6/1860, J.C. Duncan to B.W. Watkins, lots 263, 264, 241, Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 12/26/1860
      B-148: 11/19/1860, J.C. Duncan to J.V. Smith & J.L. Sullivan, lots 278 & 262, Dist.9 Sec.1 (no rec. date)
      B-149: 12/14/1860, M.B. Duncan to J.V. Smith and J.L. Sullivan, lots 278 and 262, Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 1/7/1861
      B-162: 11/9/1860, J.R. Duncan to J.N. Sullivan & J.V. Smith, lots 263, 278, 262, Dist.9 Sec.1, recs. 2/11/1861
      B-298: 1/13/1841, Alexander Duncan to N.S. Payne, lot 130 Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 8/24/1863
      A-87: 11/4/1874, D. Duncan & J. & W. Ledford to Trustees Coosa M.E. Church, lot 48 Dist.10 Sec.1, rec. 10/1/1875
      A-137: 7/17/1869, W.M. Duncan et al to J.K. Duncan, deed, rec. 7/4/1876
      A-197: 2/13/1845, Wm. Duncan to Alex Duncan, fi fa?, lot 296 Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 2/20/1877
      A-346: 10/14/1878, J.K. Duncan to A.J. Rogers, lot 240 Dist.9 Sec.1, rec. 10/19/1878
      A-495: 5/13/1879, Nancy Duncan et al to graveyard covenant, lot 48 Dist.10 Sec.1, rec. 6/30/1880
      A-527: 9/16/1879, E.M. Duncan to W.R. Duncan, lots 48 & 49, Dist.10 Sec.1, rec. 1/29/1881
      Quit, most other grantors in 1880s

Union Co. GA Deeds
      Vol.A, 1874-1886 (FHL film 366,310)
      A-136: 8/7/1869, Mary Tramwell to J.K. Duncan, estate of Chas. Duncan, rec. 7/4/1876. (FHL film 366,310) (MAD: see B-569, identical deed)
      A-137: 7/17/1869, W.M. Duncan et al to J.K. Duncan, estate of Chas. Duncan, rec. 7/4/1876 (FHL film 366,310) (MAD: see B-568)
      A-197: Union Co. GA, 13 Feb. 1845, Alexander Duncan to William M. Duncan, both of afsd, $100, lot #296 in 9th District, 1st Section, originally Cherokee Co. now Union Co., 160 acres; wit. Jason McMullin, James Bird JP; rec. 20 Feb. 1877, Wm. M. Duncan, C.S.C. (FHL film 366,310)
      A-201: Union Co. GA, 8 March 1846, Laton Legg to William M. Duncan, $55, lot #295 in 9th District, 1st Section (acres not given); wit. Asbery Curtis, John Martain JIC; rec. Feb. 27, 1877, Wm. M. Duncan C.S.C. (FHL film 366,310)
      B-120: 3 Aug. 1860, Jesse R. Duncan to James Prichard, $300, lot 59 of 160 acres in Dist.10 Sec.1; wit. S.A. Duncan, Wm. M. Duncan; rec. 10/13/1860 (FHL film 366,310)
      B-141: 19 Oct. 1860, Jesse R. Duncan to B.W. Watkins, $35, 12 acres of lot 262 in Dist.9 Sec.1; wit. S.A. Duncan, Wm. M. Duncan; rec. 12/26/1860 (FHL film 366,310)
      B-142: 6 Aug. 1860, John C. Duncan to B.W. Watkins, $800, lot 263 of 150 acres and 264 of 80 acres and 241 of 10 acres in Dist.9 Sec.1; wit. James G. Gillespie, Wm. M. Duncan JP; rec. 12/26/1860 (FHL film 366,310)
      B-148: Union Co. GA, 19 Nov. 1860, Julia C. Duncan an heir and legatee of Alexander Duncan decd. to James V. Smith and James L. Sullivan, $50, her interest in dower of my mother Mary B. Duncan in and to lots 278 and 262 in Dist.9 Sec.1; wit. Jesse R. Duncan, Wm. M. Duncan JP (no rec. date) (FHL film 366,310)
      B-149: 14 Nov. 1860, Mary B. Duncan, widow and relict of Alexander Duncan decd, to James V. Smith and James L. Sullivan, release my dower etc. to lots 278 and 262 in Dist.9 Sec.1, in consideration of a lifetime support, and release B.W. Wadkins from all obligation to support me; wit. Jesse R. Duncan, Wm. M. Duncan JP; rec. 1/7/1861. (FHL film 366,310)
      B-150: Union Co. GA, 7 Jan. 1861, James Long of co. afsd to Lumpkin J. Duncan of Jackson Co. GA, $800, lots in 9th Dist. 1st Sec., #322 and #323, each 160 acres; wit. T.J. Haralson, Andrew Young JIC. (FHL film 366,310)
      B-151: Union Co. GA, 7 Jan. 1861, Lumpkin J. Duncan to Simpson Reid, William Martin and John S. Fain; Duncan owes by bond this date, mortgage above land. (FHL film 366,310)
      B-162: 9 Nov. 1860, Jesse R. Duncan to James H. Sullivan & James V. Smith, all Union Co. GA, $1,000, W 1/2 lot 278 of 80 acres on Knotly River, and 5 acres off lot 263 and S 1/2 lot 262 of 80 acres all Dist.9 Sec.1; wit. S.A. Duncan, Wm. M. Duncan; rec. 2/11/1861. (FHL film 366,310)
      B-298: Union Co. GA, 13 Jan. 1841, Alexander Dunkin to Nathaniel S. Payne, both Co. afsd, $160, lot 130 of 160 acres in Dist.9 Sec.1, originally Cherokee now Union Co.; wit. S. Carroll, Thomas Boling; rec. 8/24/1863. (FHL film 366,310)
      B-568: 17 July 1869, Whereas Joseph K. Duncan, son and heir of Charles Duncan decd, was at great trouble and expense in taking care of said Charles Duncan and his wife several years preceding their death, and whereas the property of the said Charles Duncan after paying expenses of admin. would be but a poor recompense to the said Joseph K. Duncan and would if sold and divided amongst the several heirs be a mere pittance to each one, therefore we the undersigned heirs of the said Charles Duncan decd. do hereby fully and entirely release and relinquish to said Joseph K. Duncan all our right, etc. in property left by said Charles Duncan at his death. /s/ Wm. M. Duncan, David N. Duncan, Moses (X) Gillaspie, Nancy Fin Cannon, James F. Duncan, Mary B. Duncan. (FHL film 366,310) (MAD: John F. Cannon mar. Nancy Duncan 8/1/1837 Habersham Co. GA)
      B-569: 7 Aug. 1869, Mary (X) Tramwell, dau. of Charles Duncan late of Union Co. GA decd, to Joseph K. Duncan, for $20, my interest in estate of said Charles Duncan decd, being undivided eleventh part; wit. John S. Fain, W.R. Logan Ordinary. (FHL film 366,310) (MAD: Mary Duncan mar. Robert Trammell 12/29/1840)
 

COURT RECORDS

Union Co. GA Court of Ordinary Minutes (FHL film 366,327)
      Vol. A, 1838-1849 - no index
      Vol. A, 1849-1851 - no index
      Vol. A, 1852-1859 - no Hopkins
      Vol. B, 1860-1867 - no Hopkins
      Vol. D, 1874-1879 - not probate minutes; quit (FHL film 366,328)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, Jonathan, wife Sarah; SO 17386, SC 11014; BL 24177-160-50; Private Capt. George Clouds Co. 10" US Inf. 9/16/1813 to 1/16/1814; sol. res. 1850, 1853 Union Co. GA, 1871 Union Co. (PO Blairsville) GA; maiden name of wife Sarah Shinn mar. Feb. 10, 1809, Wilkes Co. NC.
      MAD: One William M. Duncan applied for a pension in 1892 in GA for service in the Indian Wars in Capt. Cleveland's Co., GA Volunteers, Cherokee War; soldier died 20 July 1914; Ind. Sur. App. #2103, Certificate SC-2566. ? 1850-1860 Union Co. GA census.

"Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-1865" by Lillian Henderson, Director of the State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records for the state of Georgia, 6 vols. (FHL book 975.8 M22h)
      5:500: 52nd Regiment GA Infantry, Army of Tennessee; Co.G, Alleghany Rangers, Union Co. GA: Lumpkin J. Duncan, Private, March 23, 1862; wounded, necessitating amputation of three fingers of left hand, at Missionary Ridge, TN, Nov. 25, 1863. (Born in GA, March 23, 1832.)
            5:500: William R. Duncan, Private, March 4, 1862; appointed 4th Sergeant Dec. 22, 1862; 2nd Sergeant; Pension records show he was furloughed Feb. 1865.

GA Confederate Soldiers Pensions; Index - Dobson, W.P. to Ellington, Allen J. (FHL film 1,493,057)
      MAD: The Pension records themselves are alphabetic within the county. The index is small 3x5 cards preprinted with "Name:" and "Service:" and "Res.:" and "Remarks"; also looked at any Dunan and Dunk.. names listed; cards include witnesses for other confederate soldiers.
      Information in FHL Catalog: Confederate soldiers received pensions for military service beginning in 1879; law changed 1891 to include widows; cards in this record for the witnesses of these soldiers & widows attesting to service of each soldier; alphabetical by name of pensioner, included on card are notations concerning county of residence, unit designation, and husband's name in the case of widow cards.
      Joseph K. Duncan, Co.C, 11th GA Regt. Vols, application in Union Co. GA.
      W.R. Duncan, Co.G, 52nd GA Regt., witness for Mrs. Rebecca Gilreath, widow of Green A. Gilreath, Union Co. GA
      W.R. Duncan, Co.G, 52nd Regt. GA Vols., witness for Mrs. Elizabeth S. Frady, widow of Joseph Frady, Union Co. GA
      W.R. Duncan, Co.G, 52nd GA Regt., witness for W.C. Morgan, Union Co. GA
      W.R. Duncan, Co.G, 52nd GA Regt, witness for John Erwin Martin, Union Co. GA
      W.R. Duncan, Co.G, 52nd GA Regt. Inf., witness for Benjamin Logan, Union Co. GA
      W.R. Duncan, Co.G, 52nd GA, witness for John C. Gillespie, Gordon Co. GA
      W.R. Duncan, Co.G, 52nd GA, witness for Mrs. Lurana Garrett, Pickens Co. GA
      William M. Duncan, Co.C, 11th GA Regt, witness for Mrs. Eliza Jane Teague, widow of Alexander Teague, Union Co. GA
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1895 "Memoirs of Georgia : containing historical accounts of the state's civil, military, industrial and professional interests, and personal sketches of many of its people" or "Memoirs of Georgia, Historical and Biographical" abstracted by Georgia Genealogical Gleanings; pub. by Southern Historical Assn. (FHL book 975.8 H2m and film 1,697,814 items 1 & 2; from Evelyn Sigler 1984)
      Vol.1, Pg.763: DOCTOR JOHN WESLEY DUNCAN was born on a plantation in Union Co. GA, Sept. 29, 1842, and resided there until he reached his majority, attending schools of the county and the academy in Clay Co. NC, where he was pursuing his studies when the war began. In 1865, having finished his accedemic course, came to Forsyth Co. GA, studied medicine with Dr. E.M. Bacon. ... Graduated from Atlanta Medical college after two years, in 1868; practiced for a time in western NC, then to Philadelphia (in) east TN for 13 years; 1883 to Atlanta, GA. ... Member of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Dr. Duncan married first in western NC on Oct. 1, 1868, to Mary M., dau. of Watson Curtis, had six children; he married again, Sept. 16, 1885, to Minnie E., dau. of Dr. A. Ellis, Milton Co., GA, had six children, three boys & three girls. Dr. Duncan's father was David Newton Duncan, native of Burke Co. NC, born in 1806, came to GA 30 years later, locating in Union Co. where he farmed until death in 1879; married Nancy Gillespie and had 5 children, 4 grew up, three now survive, William Rufus of Union Co. GA; Dr. John Wesley; Dr. Moses C. of Madisonville, TN. Dr. Duncan's grandfather was Charles Duncan, b. VA, who migrated to NC in early manhood and there married; in later years to Union Co. GA, where he lived until his death which occurred during the war in his 91st year. The emigrant ancestor was a Scotchman. ... (MAD: David Newton married Nancy Gillespie 11/20/1832 Macon Co. NC)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Cherokee Co. GA Deeds
      B-176: 26 Feb. 1836, Nathan (X) Marsh Senr. of Warren Co. GA power of attorney to David N. Duncan of Union Co., to sell (make deed for) 40 acres, lot 371 in 3rd Dist. 2nd Sec., to Alexander Duncan of Union Co. Wit. Charles M. Allen, J.S.N. Willson JP. (FHL film 325,883)
      B-177: 3 Aug. 1835, Alexander Duncan of Union Co. GA to Jesse Green, $50, lot 371, 40 acres. Wit. Ebenezer Fair, David Hawkins JP. (FHL film 325,883)
      B-179: 29 July 1835, Nathan Marsh Sr. of Warren Co. by attorney David N. Duncan of Union Co., to Alexander Duncan of Union Co., $20, 40 acres, lot 371. Wit. Wm. B. Gilliland, David Hawkins. (FHL film 325,883)
      IJ-542: 7 March 1840, David N. Duncan to William A. McCravey, both Union Co. GA, $100, lot 1177, 40 acres. Wit. Thos. Boling, Jesse Reed. (FHL film 325,887)
      K-7: 2 Jan. 1844, James Hicks of Crafford (sic) Co. GA by Ebenezer Fain of Union Co., to Alexr. Duncan of same, $50, 40 acres in 2nd Dist., 2nd Section, lot #535. No wit. (FHL film 325,887)
      P-451: Legatees of Alexander Duncan to William G. Allen, 525 2. 2; Union Co. GA; 29 July 1856, Benjamin W. Watkins (/s/ B.W. Watkins), Richard Pass (/s/ R.S. Pass), Jesse R. Duncan, John C. Duncan for himself and as guardian for Julia Duncan, (/s/ John C. Duncan guar. for Julia C. Ducan) heirs and legatees of Alexander (MAD: no last name), to William G. Allen, all of said county & state afsd; for $50, deed to William G. Allen land in 2nd Dist. of Sec. (blank) of originally Cherokee but now Cherokee Co. (MAD: sic) known by number 535, containing 40 acres more or less; wit. J. Hennicutt? (Humicutt?), Thomas M. Hughes JIC; rec. Dec. 19, 1857. (FHL film 325,889) (MAD: Richard Pass and wife Elizabeth in 1850-1860 Cherokee Co. NC, she born Macon Co. NC, mar. 10/23/1847. Matilda Duncan mar. Benjamin W. Watkins 3/20/1851; Mary Matilda Watkins d. 12/10/1870 in 40th year, from "Death & Obituary Notices from 'Southern Christian Advocate' 1867-1878" Vol.3 by Brent Holcomb)

Forsyth Co. GA Deeds
      D-464: 12 Nov. 1835, Brazelton Addison, attorney in fact for John Jeffers of Habersham Co. GA, to Alexander Duncan of Union Co. GA, $150, lot #115 in 14th Dist. 1st Sec., 40 acres; wit. Thomas R. Williams, John Warmax JP. (FHL film 329,949)
      G-382: Forsyth Co. GA, 13 Jan. 1842, Alexander Duncan of Union Co. GA to Absalom Martin of Co. & State afsd, $100, lot #115 in 14th Dist., 1st Sec. of formerly Cherokee now Forsyth, 40 acres; wit. G.W. Smith, Benjamin Martin. (FHL film 329,951)

Gilmer Co. GA Deed (FHL film 219,478)
      J-193: 6 March 1849, Alexander Duncan of Union Co. GA to Gilford Cook of Gilmer Co. GA, $100, 160 acres, lot 79, 7th Dist. 2nd Sec., originally Cherokee now Gilmer Co. Wit. Thos. Hughs, G.W.L. Washburn.

Habersham Co. GA Deeds (FHL film 382,559)
      Q-62: 30 April 1841, Jesse R. Siler of Macon Co. NC to Alexander Duncan of Union Co. GA, $500, lot #42 in 3rd Dist. where said Alexander Duncan formerly lived, 250 acres; wit. B.H. Dicky, G.N. Penland, Wm. Hicks JP; rec. 3/25/1842.
      Q-82: Habersham Co. GA, 4 March 1842, Charles Duncan of Union Co. GA to Joshua Sutton of Habersham Co. GA, $600, lot #105 in 11th Dist., 200 acres; wit. Jonathan W. Hill, John C. Harris JP; rec. 4/30/1842.
      R-48: Habersham Co. GA, 8 May 1841, Alexander Duncan of Union Co. GA to James H. Brown and Daniel Brown, both of Habersham Co. GA, $300, lot #42 in 3rd Dist., 250 acres; wit. John L. Moffat, John L. Richardson JP; rec. 2/18/1845.

Jackson Co. GA Deeds
      M-270: 11 Aug. 1845, James F. Duncan to Henry J. House, $155, 113 acres on Mulberry fork of Oconie River above Duncan's tan yard, (land in M-269). (FHL film 325,698)
      N-146: 28 Oct. 1847, James F. Duncan of Union Co. GA to John Maynard of Jackson Co., $250, 260 acres on Rocky Creek, corner Peter E. McMillan, Maynard, creek below the tanyard; /s/ James F. Duncan; wit. Anthony F. Story, Thos. J. Morrison J.P. (FHL film 325,698)
      P-355: Jackson Co. GA; 23 Feb. 1860, Anna Valnum? (Vanusee?) (Vanum?) of said county to John C. Duncan and Jesse R. Duncan of Union Co. GA, for $2300, 558+ acres more or less 1/2 acre of which the said Anna Vanum? (Varum?) ... from sale for the purpose of family burying ground, where Asa Vanum? is now buried; said land adj. lands of Keney Fowler Bell and others, (deed includes plat); wit. M.J. Bill, William Bill JP. (FHL film 325,700)
      Q-395: Union Co. GA, 8 Jan. 1860, from Lumpkin J. Duncan and Basheba Hopkins of afsd to William Sewall of Jackson Co. GA, for $1500, land on the Grove River in said Jackson Co. 151 acres more or less, (by metes and bounds, no neighbors given); /s/ L.J. Duncan, Bathsheba Hopkins (no indication of mark); wit. Ricfime? Reid, John England J.I.C., rec. 12 Feb. 1868. (FHL film 325,700)

Randolph Co. GA Deeds
      F-134: Union Co. GA, 3 Sept. 1842, Daniel Killian to Alexander Duncan, both of Co. afsd, $600, Lot 28 in Dist. 8, 202-1/2 acres, drawn by William Wood then of Hall Co. GA; wit. Elisha Duncan, M.M. Roberts JP. (FHL film 271,218)
      H-292: Union Co. GA, 18 Oct. 1844, Alexander Duncan to Robert G.W. Canon, both of co. afsd, $400, undivided half of lot 28 in Dist. 8 formerly Lee now Randolph Co., that half being 101-1/4 acres; wit. Chas. Duncan, Elish Duncan; reg. on oath of Elish. Duncan 25 Oct. 1844. (FHL film 271,219)
 

OTHER SOURCES

"The Georgia Genealogist", issue #23, Summer 1975, pg.41 (from Onda Harris 6/1999) and "GA Bible Records" by Jeannette H. Austin, 1985, pg.116 (FHL book 975.8 D2a; from Evelyn Sigler 1986 and Mary Louise Craven 1990)
      These sources have the Bible record of John Charles Duncan, b. 4/17/1829, mar. 10/13-23/1851 to Jane M. Roberts, b. 3/24/1836, and their children.
 

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