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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised May 12, 2009

NATCHEZ DIST. MS
Adams, Jefferson (originally Pickering) formed 1799 from Natchez
 
ADAMS CO. MS
Formed 1799 from Natchez District
Wilkinson formed 1802 from Adams
Warren formed 1809 from Natchez District
Franklin formed 1809 from Adams
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1820 Adams Co. MS Census
County
Pg. 6  Stephen Duncan         000310       - 00000
    8  Stephen Duncan         000310       - 10100
    9  Sam P. Duncan          000100       - 00000
Natchez City
Pg.18A Geo. Duncan            000100       - 00100
   18  Saml. Duncan           000010       - 00000


1830 Adams Co. MS Census
Pg.20  Stephen Duncan          2103,1210,1  - 1010,2


1840 Adams Co. MS Census
Pg.34  Stephen Duncan          1221,3111    - 0011,01

1850 Adams Co. MS Census
Pg.49, #242, Stephen DUNCAN 64 PA planter 46/66,000
                  C.A. (f) 49 MS
                  Samuel 20, Stephen 14 MS
                  (MAD: Stephen Duncan mar. (1) Margaret Ellis 9/19/1811; mar. (2) Catharin Bingaman 5/25/1819)
Pg.49, #243, Henry P. DUNCAN 27 MS planter $18000
                  Mary 21 PA
                  (MAD: 1860 Issaquena Co. MS census)
 

1860 Adams Co. MS Census
City of Natchez
Pg.15, #92, W.W. DUNCAN (m) 31 KY painter $0-$0
                  Elizabeth 24 MS
                  John 2/12 MS
                  (MAD: one Wm. W. Duncan mar. Elizabeth T. Wade 2/16/1860)
Pg.118, #863, Stephen DUNCAN 62 VA farmer $100,000 - $25,000
                  Cassy?/Cassie? 54 MS
                  Henry 34 MS
                  Mary 25 MS
                  Samuel 32 MS
                  Stephen 24 MS
                  John 6 MS
                  Marian PRINGLE (f) 24 MS
                  (MAD: Maria L. Duncan mar. John I. Pringle 3/20/1849)
                  (MAD: Samuel P. Duncan (b.1828 MS) mar. Martha Ross Parker 5/4/1854 Claiborne Co. MS; Martha R. Duncan, wife of S.P. Duncan Esq. of Natchez, eldest dau. of Dr. James P. Parker, died in her 27th year on 6/19/1859 near Port Gibson ("Marriages & Deaths from MS Newspapers 1850-1861" Vol.4, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, FHL book 976.2 V2w and Memphis Public Library book 929.362 W756m; from Evelyn Sigler 1991); Martha R., wife of S.P. Duncan, July 20, 1832 - June 19, 1859, bur. Wintergreen Cemetery, Claiborne Co. MS (Vol.6 pg.71, and Vol.11 pg.135, "MS cemetery and bible records" by MS Genealogical Society, FHL book 976.2 V3m and Vol.1-19 on fiche 6,051,105, and films 496,623 to 496,626; their son Stephen Bingamin Duncan b.1855, in 1860 Claiborne Co. MS census)
                  (MAD: see also Stephen Duncan 73 PA in 1860 New York Co. NY census, Ward 15, Dist.2, pg.29, with Cath. A. Duncan 58 b. Natches MS, Stephen 20 b. Natches MS. Stephen Duncan died 1867 in New York, from pg.253, "The Venturers - The Hampton, Harrison and Earle Families of VA, SC and TX" by Virginia C. Maynard, 1981; FHL book 929.273 H189me; TN Genealogy Society Library book #3936 from Evelyn Sigler 1984)
                  (MAD: Henry P. Duncan also in 1860 Issaquena Co. MS census)
 

1870 Adams Co. MS Census
Natchez
Pg.19, #2694-2694, DUCCAN, Jane 28 AL MULATTO (blank) $0-$0
                  CARTER, Mary J. 15 TN MULATTO (blank)
Pg.31, #3018-3018, DUNCAN, Joseph 49 MS BLACK farmer $0-$235
                  Rose 38 MS BLACK farmer
Pg.31, #3019-3019, MILLER, Ellis (f) 22 MS farmer $0-$0
                  HILL, Sally 16 MS BLACK farmer
                  DUNCAN, Mary 2 MS BLACK
Pg.60, #3770-3770, LAMBERT, Paul? (m) 32 ITALY (white) editor $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  STAFFORD, Megan (m) 9 MS MULATTO
                  DUNCAN, " (Megan?) (m) 6 GA? MULATTO
                  K?ICKAR, Richard 4 GA MULATTO
Pg.88, #4406-4406, DUNCAN, Betty (f) 30 GA BLACK cook $0-$0 (alone)
P.O. Natchez
Pg.158, #989-989, DUNCAN, Mack (m) 30 MS BLACK laborer $0-$0
                  Creasy (f) 25 MS BLACK laborer
                  JACKSON, Mary 11 MS BLACK
Pg.194, #1922-1922, DUNCAN, John 32 MS MULATTO laborer $0-$0
                  Matilda 37 KY MULATTO laborer
                  Mary A. 12 MS BLACK laborer
                  WOODS, Eliza 11 MS BLACK laborer
Pg.211, #5194-5194, DUNCAN, James 26 MS MULATTO laborer $0-$0
                  Mary L. 15 MS MULATTO keeping house
                  Nancy 50 MS BLACK laborer
Pg.229, #5620-5620, George DUNCAN 51 SCT (white) planter $0-$700
                  (alone, first name first this page)
Pg.236, #5793-5793, DUNCAN, Washington 25 MS BLACK planter $0-$100
                  Amanda 21 KY BLACK planter
Pg.236, #5795-5795, ARMSTRONG, Bingam (m) 25 MS BLACK planter $0-$100
                  ARMSTRONG, Sally 24 MS BLACK planter
                  DUNCAN, Amanda 1/12 MS BLACK b.June (line crossed out)
                  ARMSTRONG, Henry 1 MS BLACK
                  ELLIOT, July (f) 10 MS MULATTO
Pg.238, #5819-5819, DUNCAN, Dal. (m) 49 MS BLACK $0-$300
                  Charles 15, William 10 MS BLACKS
                  Gus (m) 7, Delphie (f) 4 MS BLACKS
                  Nancy 40 MS BLACK
                  LYLE, Sylvester (m) 12, Mary 8 MS BLACKS
 

ESTATE RECORDS

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LAND RECORDS

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COURT RECORDS

Adams Co. MS Chancery Court Index (FHL film 1,846,316 items 1-3)
      MAD: on film by case number, start 1856 case 1; case 1615 starts 1900
   Vol.1
      Complainant, defendant, Chancery No., Box No.
      Duncan, Minor, et al vs. Geo. F. Bowles et al, 1023, 50
      Duncan, T. vs. Francis S. Shields, 1062, 51
      Duncan, Stephen vs. Francis S. Shields ex Ire? & als, 1095, 52
      Duncan, Stephen vs. A.L. Bingamon et al, 47, 5
      Duncan, Stephen vs. A.L. Bingamon et al, 48, 5
      Duncan, Stephen vs. F.J. Amiglie City Assessor, 590, 34
      Duncan, Wellington vs. Amanda Duncan, 651, 35
   Vol.2
      Duncan, Stephen vs. Adam L. Bingaman et als, case 47
      Duncan, Stephen vs. A.L. Bingaman Jr. et als, case 48
      Duncan, Stephen vs. Frank J. Arrigh, City Assessor, etc., case 590
      Duncan, Wellington vs. Amanda Duncan, case 651
      Duncan, Henry P., will - T.Otis Baker Admr CTA, case 713
      Duncan, Minor et al vs George F. Bowles et al, case 1023
      Duncan, Stephen vs. Francis S. Shields Exr. et als, case 1062
      Duncan, Stephen vs. Francis S. Shields Exr. et als, case 1095
      Duncan, Henry P., last will etc., C713, new #209
 

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MILITARY RECORDS

Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers") 1865-1867, Group I, Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South (from Kathy Cawley 9/2007; MAD's extract)
      Duncan, Samuel P., Oath of Allegiance of Samuel P. Duncan, late Capt. of C.A.??. under Genl. Taylor, CA, of the City of New Orleans, LA, sworn to in New York City, description: 5 feet 10-2/4 inches, blk hair, blue eyes, dark complexion. New York, July 6, 1865, petition of S.P. Duncan, having been an officer of the Confederate Army; when the rebellion was inaugurated I was in New Orleans and a Captain in the Fire Co. when the city was threatened with invasion the Fire Companies were organized into a Battalion of which I was elected the Major. When the city surrendered in 1862 I immediately returned to my father's residence near Natchez, Miss. Soon after reaching there I was conscripted and furnished a substitute who was regularly mustered into service. Under subsequent legislative action of the State in which I then was, I became a second time liable to military duty. When I applied for and received the position of volunteer aid on the staff of Brig. Genl. Slaughter. This position being afterwards abolished by the Confederate authorities at Richmond, I applied for and received a commission as Captain and A.A. Genl. which I held until the close of the war, being at that time on the staff of Lt. Genl. Taylor. On the surrender of Genl. Taylor I came here at the solicitation of my father Dr. Stephen Duncan formerly of Natchez Miss. now for two years past a resident of the City of New York, and I now respectfully appeal ... for pardon. Prior to the Emancipation Proclamation my property was worth over $20,000. What it is now worth or would now bring I have not the means of knowing. (Roll 27, Louisiana, Ad-Gi names, FHL film 1,758,765) (MAD: Natchez, Adams Co. MS)
 

Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers") 1865-1867; roll 1, Name Index to Pardon Application Files; Group I, Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South.
      Duncan, Rosalie. Natchez, MS, Aug. 29th, 1865, petitioner is a daughter of the late Genl. John M?. Quitman of this state and is a resident of the City of Natchez, MS, in which place she was born and has always resided and is 25 years of age; she has taken no part in the late rebellion ... (MAD: Natchez, Adams Co. MS) (Roll 32, Mississippi, Coo-Ha; FHL film 1,758,770; SLC 6/14/2008)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

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NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper Article, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" Thursday, January 31, 1867 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2005)
      DIED. DUNCAN.- On Tuesday, Jan. 29, DR. STEPHEN DUNCAN, late of Natchez [Adams Co.], Miss., in his 80th year of his age. The friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at Grace Church, on Thursday at 10 o'clock A.M.
 

Newspaper Article, "THE GRAND TRAVERSE HERALD" Friday Morning, Feb. 15, 1867 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2005)
      DR. STEPHEN DUNCAN, formerly of Natchez, Miss., died at his residence, No. 12, Washington square, in New York, on the 29th, in the 80th year of his age. He was a very prominent man in middle life, and would undoubtedly have been Secretary of the Treasury under Clay, if that statesman had been elected to the White House.
 

"Chicago Daily Tribune," Chicago, Illinois, 4 Jan 1881 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      The marriage of MRS. HENRY DUNCAN to MR. GEORGE PARRISH, a rich American, who formerly lived at Odgensburg, but of late years has resided on a handsome estate in Bohemia, where he kept an orchestra of sixty musicians for his own entertainment, is announced in several of the continental papers. MRS. DUNCAN's first husband was a son of the late DR. DUNCAN, of Natchez, and was a most charming and accomplished gentleman. She herself is one of two beautiful daughters of the late JOHN P. SARGEANT, of Philadelphia, and her sister is MRS. W. BUTLER DUNCAN, of this city. (MAD: Natchez, Adams Co. MS; Chicago, Cook Co. IL)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1907 "Mississippi, Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons; Arranged in Cyclopedic Form" planned & edited by Dunbar Rowland, pub. by Southern Hist. Publ. Assn.; vol.1 A-K, vol.2 L-Z, vol.3 includes index & portraits, contemporary biography; vol.4 includes portrait, suppl. volume comprising sketches of representative MS'ans for whom special portraits have been executed on steel (FHL book 976.2 H2m and fiche 6,051,432 to 6,051,435)
      Vol.1, pg.665: Duncan, Stephen, was born at Carlisle [Cumberland Co.], PA, in 1787; was educated at a college there and graduated in medicine in 1805. He came to Natchez [Adams Co.] in 1808 and after practicing his profession some time, became a wealthy planter. He was twice married, first to Margaret Ellis and afterward to Catherine Bingaman. In the later 1820's, Dr. Duncan was president of the Bank of MS. He was the agent of the State in 1829 to negotiate a loan of $200,000 ... but the circumstances of the enterprise made his efforts unsuccessful. In 1863, Dr. Duncan removed to New York where he died in 1867. (FHL fiche 6,051,432)
 

1891 "Biographical and historical memoirs of Mississippi : embracing an authentic and comprehensive account of the chief events in the history of the state, and a record of the lives of many of the most worthy and illustrious families and individuals" 2 vol. pub. in 2 parts each; pub. by Goodspeed Pub. Co. (FHL book 976.2 D3b and films 845,437 item 2, and 845,438 items 1-2, and 845,439 item 1)
      Vol.1 pg.624-5: SAMUEL F. DAVIS, English, born New Bedford, MA, latter part of last century, as early as 1811 became resident of Natchez [Adams Co.], MS, prominent merchant, after few years mar. Miss Maria Vidal, dau. of Don Jose Vidal, Spanish commander of Louisiana after 1798; marriage resulted in birth of a number of children, only four of whom grew to mature years: Samuel Manuel, Celestine A., Alfred Vidal and Pauline. Samuel mar. Miss Charlotte Duncan, dau. of Dr. Stephen Duncan, and died in 1878 leaving two children now residing in Europe. Celestine mar. Dr. William Byrd Page of Philadelphia and died in 1888, leaving two children, S. Davis and Margaret. Alfred mar. Miss Surget and after her death mar. Miss Dunbar of Natchez, and is now living in Pass Christian. Pauline mar. in 1858 to Dr. Robert Carter of VA and they also have two children, Robert S. and Pauline. (more on Dr. Robert Carter, b. VA 1827, son of Thomas & Juliet Muse (Gaines) Carter) (FHL film 845,437, Vol.I pt.1) (MAD: Samuel M. Davis mar. Charlotte B. Duncan 1/6/1846 in Adams Co. MS, Book 6, pg.732)
      Vol.1 pg.673-5: GEN. JOHN ANTHONY QUITMAN (deceased), ex-governor (ca 1835-1836; also 1850) of Mississippi, was born September 1, 1799, ... In 1824 he was maried to Miss Eliza Turner, a native of this county (unnamed) ... To the General and Mrs. Quitman were born 11 children, 3 of whom are now living: Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Lovell and Mrs. Ogden. ... Rosalie (Mrs. Duncan) lives on the old estate adjoining Natchez, was married in 1861 to W.P. Duncan, who was born in Pennsylvania and died in 1862. In 1825 General Quitman purchased the magnificent property near Natchez, and here erected a stately home. ... This fine old typical Southern mansion is still the home of Mrs. Duncan, his daughter. ....
            MAD: William Patterson Duncan; born 28 Sept. 1830, died 2 July 1862, bur. in Natchez City Cemetery; his grave has a marker for service in the 19th Inf. (from pg.107, "MS Confederate Grave Registrations" Vol.A-L, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, FHL book 976.2 M2w, from Gloria Baker 1992). One Rosalie Quitman Duncan, exec. W.S. Lovell, had estate #5950 indexed in "Warren Co. MS Probate Index" by Mary Lois S. Ragland & Jane J. Williams, 1993, FHL book 976.229 P2r. Wm. Patterson Duncan mar. Annie Rosalie Quitman on 4 June 1861, had son William Patterson Duncan b. 22 Nov. 1862, died 24 June 1888 (from table of the Payne and Turner families, made by Henry Fielding Turner on 29 May 1893, Henderson, KY, in McRaven correspondence in MS Dept. of Archives & History, Manuscript Collection, Acc. No. Z-913, title unknown, from Ms. Carolyn Cole to John A. Duncan to MAD 1988).
      Vol.1 pg.676: DR. STEPHEN DUNCAN (deceased) was a native of the Keystone state, born in Carlisle [Cumberland Co. PA] March 4, 1787, and was educated at Dickinson college, in his native city, from which he graduated in medicine in 1805. Three years later he came to Natchez, and practiced his profession there ... for a number of years. He subsequently became very extensively engaged in cotton planting .... He was twice married, first, to Miss Margaret Ellis, a descendant of one of the prominent pioneer families of Adams county, and after her death, or in 1819, he was married to Miss Catherine Bingaman, ... who was born at Natchez in February, 1801, and who died October 1, 1868. ... Dr. Duncan continued to reside at Natchez until 1863, when he removed to New York, and there his death occurred January 29, 1867.
            MAD: There are additional references to Stephen Duncan in the following:
            Tables 6 and 7, and pg.348, 1973 "History of Mississippi" Vol.1, by Richard Aubrey McLemore, whose sources include: Gates, "Farmer's Age, 148. Rothstein, "The Antebellum South as a Dual Economy," 378-380. Duncan to Judge Thomas Butler, Nov. 28, 1833; Thomas Butler and Family Papers, LA State Univ. Dept. of Archives, Baton Rouge. (FHL book 976.2 H2hm; from Gloria Baker 1993)
            Pg.343, Vol.3 "SC Genealogies" (Memphis Public Library book 929.357 S7264 Vol.1-5; from Evelyn Sigler 1983) and pg.224, Oct.1961, "SC Historical Magazine" (TN Gen. Society Library book #746 from Evelyn Sigler 1983). These sources contains information on Maria A.L. Duncan, born 13 Jan. 1826, dau. of Stephen Duncan, died 15 Oct. 1908, who married John Julius Pringle.
            "Journal of MS History" (Memphis Public Library book 929.162J86; from Evelyn Sigler 1984) contains references to Abner Duncan in Vol.3 pg.267, and Stephen Duncan in Vol.5 pg.141, and elsewhere.
            "Cockes and Cousins, Descendants of Thomas Cocke (1639-1697)" by Leonie Doss Cocke and Virginia Webb Cocke, Vol.2, 1974 (FHL book 929.273 C645c v.2 and Vol.2 on FHL fiche 6,087,216; from Evelyn Sigler 1984). Pg.59 contains references to Margaret Ellis who married Stephen Duncan.
            "The Venturers - The Hampton, Harrison and Earle Families of VA, SC and TX" by Virginia C. Maynard, 1981 (FHL book 929.273 H189me; TN Genealogy Society Library book #3936 from Evelyn Sigler 1984). There is information on the estate of Stephen Duncan in this book, on pgs.185, 189, 221, 253, 255, and 258.
            "They Found it in Natchez" by Theodora Britton Marshall and Gladys Crail Evans, 1939 (Memphis Public Library book 976.2 M36; from Evelyn Sigler 1984). Pg.197 contains mention of the mansion "Auburn" owned by Dr. Stephen Duncan.
            "Robert John Walker, A Politician from Jackson to Lincoln" by James P. Shenton, 1961 (from Jill Dennis to Evelyn Sigler to MAD 1985). This source contains reference to Robert John Walker's marriage in 1790 to Lucretia Duncan, dau. of Stephen Duncan, with whom he read law.
            "Entrepreneurs in Cultural Context" by Sidney M. Greenfield, Arnold Strickon, and Robt. T. Aubey, eds., 1979 (pgs.65-88 from Don X. Finn of Natchez, MS, to Jill Dennis to Evelyn Sigler to MAD 1985). This book on pgs.71-72 and footnotes 5 and 8 contain a genealogical table for Stephen Duncan, son of John Duncan (d.1793) and Sarah Postlethwaite, and includes the children of Stephen Duncan; sources: Butler 1948, 1954; Katherine D. Smith 1928; Weaver 1929; Sheppard 1871; Seebold 1941. It also includes more details of their lives.
            "Natchez on the Mississippi" by Harnett T. Kane, 1947 (Memphis Public Library book 917.62 K22; from John A. Duncan 1986). Pgs.204-219, Chapter XII, contain information on Stephen Duncan.
 

1888 "Allegheny County [PA]: its early history and subsequent development ; from the earliest period till 1790" by Allegheny County Centennial Committee (Pa.); pub. Pittsburgh, Pa. : Snowden Peterson, 1888. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; LH7655, HeritageQuest image 8/2007)
      http://digital.library.pitt.edu:80/p/pitttext/
      Pg.115-116: Judiciary of Allegheny Co., US District Court. ... was established by Act of Congress of 20th May, 1818, and Jonathan Hoge Walker was appointed Judge by President Monroe. He held the first Court at Pittsburg, December 7, 1818. Judge Walker was born in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, PA, in 1756. He was of English descent. His grandfather, William Walker, was a Captain under the Duke of Marlborough in Queen Anne's wars. His mother was a daughter of John Hoge, of Hogestown, in Cumberland County. He graduated at Dickinson College in 1787, read law with Stephen Duncan, whose daughter he married, and moved to Northumberland County. March 1, 1806, he was appointed President Judge of the Fourth Judicial District, composed of Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Bedford counties, and presided in those courts for twelve years. In 1810 he moved to Bedford; in 1819 to Pittsburgh. He died in January, 1824, in Natchez [MAD: Adams Co.], Mississippi, while on a visit to his oldest son, Duncan S. Walker, who was residing there.
      While Judge Walker was on the Bench of the US District Court, his second son read law, and commenced practice in Pittsburgh in 1821. After his father's death, in 1826 he moved to Natchez. This was Robert J. Walker, who subsequently became a distinguished statesman and politician. Judge Walker was ... On his leaving the Fourth Judician District in 1818, he published a farewell address to the people of the district ... He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and in several expeditions against the Indians in Western Pennsylvania and west of the Ohio. This was one reason he gave for desiring to move west of the mountains.
 

OTHER SOURCES

"The Story of Thomas Duncan and His Six Sons" by Katherine Duncan Smith, 1928 (Los Angeles Public Library book R929.2 D911 and other libraries)
      This book includes the descendants of Thomas Duncan, whose will was filed in Cumberland Co. PA in 1776; his son Daniel Duncan left a will dated April 1823, proved 9 Jan. 1850 in Cumberland Co. PA; Daniel was the father of Jesse Duncan, born 16 Oct. 1782, died unmarried in 1804 in Natchez, MS.

"LA Genealogy Register" pg.139, Vol.26, 1979 (from Evelyn Sigler 1984) and "Baton Rouge Newsletter" pg.51, Vol.V, #2, May 1985 (from Florence Dyess 1988)
      These periodicals contain an extensive article by Alida Conrad Gurney about Abner Lawson Duncan, 1812 ancestor, who moved to New Orleans.
 

OTHER RECORDS

"Territorial Papers, Territory of Mississippi, 1798-1817" Vol.V (CA State University, Sacramento, library book)
      Pg.180: Petition to Congress by Members of the MS Territorial Bar, November 2, 1802, signed by A.L. Duncan and others. (see Orleans Parish LA)
      Pg.254+: Various vouchers submitted ... list of papers of the Secretary's office in possession of Col. John Steele and by him delivered to Colo. Cato West the present Secretary of the MS Territory ... May 26, 1803.
            Pg.255: A file containing Credentials upon which Messers Duncan (& others) obtain licenses to practice as attornies at law. (part of item #12; indexed A.L. Duncan)
            Pg.257: Copied from entrys in Minute Book of J. Steele when in office ... May 1, 1802, ... delivered one ditto (copy) to A.L. Duncan, A.G. (part of item #15)
            Pg.259: We undersigned Attornies at Law in Courts of Mississippi Territory do certify ...; signed by A.L. Duncan and others. (part of item #17; no date?)
 

"Revised register of the soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866" by Stephen G. Abbott; pub. Concord: I.C. Evans, public printer, 1895, 1355 pgs. (LH13757, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.2 M23nh pt.1&2 and film 1,697,872 items 1-2)
      Pg.420: Eighth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry: Duncan, John. Co.C, Vet. Batt'l; b. Natchez, Miss.; age 23; cred. Natchez, Miss.; enl. Mar. 1, '65, for 1 yr.; must. in Mar. 1, '65, as colored under cook; disch. Oct. 28, '65, Vicksburg, Miss. (MAD: Natchez, Adams Co. MS)
 

Early Duncans in Natchez and Adams Co. MS:
      Joseph Duncan, 1775, with Luis Valeret and John Girant had land adjoining 102 acres in Adams Co. and St. Catherine's Creek on the certificate of survey and plat, concerning Elizabeth Swayze's 23 March 1804 claim by having inhabited and cultivated the land in 1775 and ever since. (pg.534, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      John Duncan, Sept. 1781, in pursuance of an execution in favor of John Hartley against the property of Andrew Welsh, seized property of Welsh and conveyed it to Natchez. (pg.243, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 8 Oct. 1781, to proceed to execute all the property belonging to rebel Philip Mulkey who absconded. (pg.291, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 13 May 1782, witness to deed from Francios Farrell to Don Estevan. (pg.14, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 4 April 1783, note included in inventory of Juan St.Germain. (pg.34, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, Aug. 1783, defendant in suit by Louis Chachere for $84. (pg.311, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, Dec. 1783, in suits against Joseph Ford, James Wilson, Stephen Holstein, John Choat, and James Willing for debts due Duncan. (pg.315-316, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, Jan. 1784, defendant in suits by St.Germain and by Richard Bacon and by Charles Royea for debts. (pg.317, 318, 321, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 16 Jan. 1784, with Wm. Brocus had been lent a horse by Wm. Dewitt to go in pursuit of the rebels, Brocus sued for payment for the horse. (pg.319, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 3 Feb. 1784, defendant in suit by Russell Jones over Duncan's treatment of Jones in regard to "partnership between them for sundry horses they bought from the Indians and the said Duncan having put the whole proceeds in his own pocket and made use of the goods of the firm for his wife and family. The constable is ordered to bring to this fort the person of Joseph Duncan without delay." (pg.320, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 1785, with others tied and beat Nathan Lytle on board a boat on the Ohio River, as they were coming to take possession of Natchez; from court suit, Nathan Lytle vs. Wm. Davenport. (pg.261, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 12 Nov. 1786, could prove ownership of a horse stolen in the Choctaw Nation from Turner Brashears in a suit by Brashears against James Stoddard. (pg.245, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      John Duncan, 27 June 1789, sold to Alexander Moore Jr. negro man Thomas age 30 native of Jamica. (pg.68, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 14 Feb. 1789, witness to list of buyers at sale of horses belonging to Richard King and John Pickens. (pg.143, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Jos. Duncan, 18 Oct. 1792, one of 4 who took inventory of the estate of James Smith, decd. (pg.150, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 7 Feb. 1794, witnessed will of Samuel Wayne in Adams Co. (pg.2, "MS Court Records, 1799-1835" compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King, 1936, FHL book 976.2 S2k and film 547,551; TN Gen. Society Library book #181 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, 22 Aug. 1794, owed money to Alex. Moore for merchandise; Frederick Mann and John Scott were appointed to settle the dispute. (pg.275, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Joseph Duncan, bef. 13 Nov. 1796, defendant in suit by Antonio Gras, over a contract that Duncan was to take down a house and put it up in another place. (pg.232, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Abner Duncan, 24 June 1799, mar. Esther Aldridge, in loose records of Adams Co. MS. (pg.523, Vol.III, "Amite Co. MS 1699-1865" 3 Vols., by Albert E. Casey, 1948, FHL book 976.224 D4c and fiche 6,049,718 to 6,049,720) (MAD: see Orleans Par. LA)
      Abner L. Duncan, 2 July 1799, had letter remaining at the post office in Natchez, from Vol.I, Tuesday, 2 July 1799, No.6, "Western Spy and Hamilton Gazette" pub. Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH. (pg.32, "Pioneer OH Newspapers 1793-1810" by Karen Mauer Green, FHL book 977.1 B38g)
      A.L. Duncan, 1801, witness with David Odam for Fanny Odam, widow and exec. of David Odam Sr. of Pickering Co., MS Territory. Wit. A.L. Duncan, David Odam. (pg.365, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983) (MAD: see New Orleans LA)
      Abner L. Duncan, 13 Nov. 1801, bought 345 acres from Ebenezer Rees which he sold on 16 Feb. 1804 to Robert Moore, who claimed the land on 28 March 1804. (pg.552, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983) (MAD: see New Orleans LA; see will of Seth Duncan, 1785, York Co. PA)
      A.L. Duncan, 30 Nov. 1801, witness for deed from Ebenezer Rees and wife Sarah to Wm. Kenner. (pg.451, "Natchez (MS) Court Records, 1767-1805 : Abstracts of Early Records" by May Wilson McBee, TN Genealogical Society Library book #3214 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Abner L. Duncan, 9 Feb. 1802, Commissioned a lawyer by Gov. W.C.C. Claiborne, Attorney General, Adams Co. (Journal Indian Department, 1803-08, pg.122; from pg.52, "Courts, Judges and Lawyers of MS 1798-1935" by Dunbar Rowland, 1935, FHL film 1,000,271 item 4; CA State Library, Sutro branch, book F340 R6)
      William Duncan, 15 Nov. 1802, grandfather of John Roberts whose will proved 14 June 1803 in Adams Co. left to his wife Mary slaves and money inherited from grandfather William Duncan, in the possession of Uncle William Roberts of Culpeper Co. VA. ("MS Court Records, 1799-1835" compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King, 1936, FHL book 976.2 S2k and film 547,551; from Joe Hammond 1985)
      Abner L. Duncan, 1803, member of Harmony Lodge #1 of Adams Co., Natchez, MS, in Annual Return of MS Free and Accepted Masons. (pg.184, "MS Genealogical Exchange" Vol.17, 1971, FHL book 976.2 B2g; from Evelyn Sigler 1984) (MAD: See also Orleans Par. LA)
      Joseph Duncan, 30 March 1803, had absconded and was on his way to Natchez with Samuel Forrester after the murder of a negro woman of Garrett Fitzgerald of Jackson Co. TN, reward offered. ("Tennessee Gazette", Nashville, Wed. 6 April 1805, from pg.154, "Passports of Southeastern pioneers, 1770-1823 : Indian, Spanish and other land passports for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, North and South Carolina" by Dorothy Williams Potter, FHL book 975 W4p; TN Gen. Society Library #4254 from Evelyn Sigler)
      Abner Duncan, 1805, leading Natchez attorney, engaged in bitter quarrel with George Poindexter. (pg.238, 1973 "History of Mississippi" Vol.1, by Richard Aubrey McLemore; FHL book 976.2 H2hm; from Gloria Baker 1993)
      Violet Duncan, 24 Oct. 1809, mar. John Breeding, Book 1, pg.137 (pg.524, Vol.III, "Amite Co. MS 1699-1865" 3 Vols., by Albert E. Casey, 1948, FHL book 976.224 D4c and fiche 6,049,718 to 6,049,720)
      Stephen Duncan, 19 Sept. 1811, mar. Margaret Ellis, Book 1, pg.210 (pg.526, Vol.III, "Amite Co. MS 1699-1865" 3 Vols., by Albert E. Casey, 1948, FHL book 976.224 D4c and fiche 6,049,718 to 6,049,720)
      John Nicholas Duncan, 18 June 1814, son of Abner L. Duncan, bequeathed money for a liberal education, from Richard Butler of New Orleans, LA, friend of Abner L. Duncan's, to start when John Nicholas Duncan became 14 years old. Court date and county not given. (pg.262-265, "Mississippi court records from the files of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1799-1859" by Mary Louise Flowers Hendrix, FHL book 976.2 P2h)
      Abner Lawson Duncan, 18 June 1814, father of John Nicholas Duncan and co-executor and to inherit Rosekell gold watch in will of Abner's friend Richard Butler of New Orleans, LA. (pg.262-265, "Mississippi court records from the files of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1799-1859" by Mary Louise Flowers Hendrix, FHL book 976.2 P2h; see the court decision in the case of BUTLER vs. KENNER & al, in the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana, Eastern District, New Orleans, decided March 1824, reported in Vol.2 Mart. (n.s.) pg.274)
      John Ellis Duncan, 2 March 1816, grandchild, inherited in will of Abram Ellis in Adams Co. (pg.26, "MS Court Records, 1799-1835" compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King, 1936, FHL book 976.2 S2k and film 547,551; TN Gen. Society Library book #181 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Sarah Duncan, 2 March 1816, grandchild, inherited in will of Abram Ellis in Adams Co. (pg.26, "MS Court Records, 1799-1835" compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King, 1936, FHL book 976.2 S2k and film 547,551; TN Gen. Society Library book #181 from Evelyn Sigler 1983)
      Samuel Duncan, 1818, on Adams Co. MS Tax list ("Family Trails" Vol.4, #1, pg.12, by Historical and Genealogical Association of Mississippi, Jackson, MS; TN Gen. Society Library #3483 from Evelyn Sigler 1986; FHL periodical ? 976.2 H25f)
      Stephen Duncan, 1818, on Adams Co. MS tax list for 762 acres and 600 acres Homachitto. (pg.12, "Family Trails" Vol.4, #1, by Historical and Genealogical Association of Mississippi, Jackson, MS; TN Gen. Society Library #3483 from Evelyn Sigler 1986; FHL periodical ? 976.2 H25f)
      Stephen Duncan, 25 May 1819, mar. Catherine A. Bingaman, dau. of Adam Bingaman, Book 2, pg.3 (pg.537, Vol.III, "Amite Co. MS 1699-1865" 3 Vols., by Albert E. Casey, 1948, FHL book 976.224 D4c and fiche 6,049,718 to 6,049,720; and "Marriages and Deaths from MS Newspapers, 1801-1850" Vol.2, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, Heritage Books Inc., 1989, FHL book 976.2 V2w, from Georgie Cooper 1989)
      Stephen Duncan, 24 March 1824, had home where Judge Jonathan Redick Walker, late of Pittsburg, PA, died ("Marriages and Deaths from MS Newspapers, 1801-1850" Vol.2, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, Heritage Books Inc., 1989; FHL book 976.2 V2w; from Georgie Cooper 1989). Judge Jonathan Walker, b. 1756 Hagerstown, PA, died 23 March 1824 Natchez, MS, had mar. Lucretia Duncan (pg.318, "Family records, Mississippi revolutionary soldiers" by MS DAR, FHL book 976.2 D2d and films 844,941 item 2 and 874,054 item 2; Memphis Public Library book 929.362 N439; from Evelyn Sigler 1984)
      A. Duncan, 1 July 1828, paid dividend by Bank of MS, Natchez, Adams Co. MS. (pg.76, "MS Genealogical Exchange" Vol.29, 1983, FHL book 976.2 B2g; from Evelyn Sigler 1984)
      Samuel P. Duncan, Dr., 17 Jan. 1830, buried in Natchez City Cemetery, born 28 Oct. 1788. ("Records from Natchez (MS) City Cemetery," from Jill Dennis to Evelyn Sigler to MAD 1985). S.P. Duncan, 17 Jan. 1830, died of dysentery within the city limits of Natchez. ("Marriages and Deaths from MS Newspapers, 1801-1850" Vol.2, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, Heritage Books Inc., 1989; FHL book 976.2 V2w; from Georgie Cooper 1989). Samuel Duncan Esq., Jan. 1830, formerly of PA, died Sunday evening last. ("Southern Galaxy" 21 Jan. 1830, pg.105, Bol.2, "Marriages and Deaths from MS Newspapers, 1801-1850" Vol.2, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, 1989, FHL book 976.2 V2w, from Evelyn Sigler 1990; and pg.18, "Marriages & Deaths from MS Newspapers 1813-1850" Vol.3, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, FHL book 976.2 V2w and Memphis Public Library book 929.362 W756m; from Evelyn Sigler 1991)
      Stephen Duncan, 11 Jan. 1833 or 1838, of Adams Co. MS released Ambrose and Gideon Gibson from promisory notes and contract and empowers Ambrose to cancel same legally for him; from Warren Co. MS Deed Book F, pg.338. (pg.46, "MS County Court Records from the May Wilson McBee Papers" by May Wilson McBee, Nov. 1958, FHL book 976.2 P2mc)
      Stephen Duncan, 1842, administrator of estate of Timothy Bradish decd. vs. Grafton Baker & Samuel Chamberlain; Adams Co. MS, Drawer 89, Case #2490. (pg.129, "Mississippi court records from the files of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1799-1859" by Mary Louise Flowers Hendrix; FHL book 976.2 P2h)
      Stephen Duncan, 22 Dec. 1843, trustee of Bank of Mississippi of Adams Co. MS, given mortgage by Harmon R. Arick of Bolivar Co. MS, recorded Bolivar Co. MS Deed Book B, pg.583. (pg.82, "Early MS Records; Bolivar Co., Vol.I, 1836-1861" by Katherine Branton & Alice Wade, 1988; Memphis Public Library book 929.3625 B689b9; from Georgie Cooper 1988)
      Stephen Duncan, 1857, administrator of estate of Anna M. Linton decd. vs. Samuel W. Speer, admin. estate of Abigail F.W. Speer, decd; Adams Co. MS, Drawer 99, Case #6178. (pg.213, "Mississippi court records from the files of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1799-1859" by Mary Louise Flowers Hendrix; FHL book 976.2 P2h)
      Stephen Duncan, 9 May 1859, Adams Co. Delegate to represent MS in the State Convention; from "East Clarion" of 13 April 1859. (pg.166, "MS Genealogical Exchange" Vol.18, 1972; FHL book 976.2 B2g; from Evelyn Sigler 4/26/1984)
      Clarissa Duncan, 8 Aug. 1864, dau. of Alfred Fowler and granddau. of Daniel Fowler of Adams Co. MS, was left a legacy in the will of Daniel Fowler proved 27 Dec. 1865; recorded Will Book 3, pg.246. (Vol.2, pg.802, "The History of the Descendants of Jersey Settlers, Adams Co. MS" by Frances Preston Mills, 2 vols., 1981; FHL book 976.226 D2h; CA State Library, Sutro branch, book CS71 S9745 1981; from Evelyn Sigler 1985). These volumes contain additional Duncan references in Vol.1 pg.40 and Vol.II pg.615.
      Stephen Duncan, 1869, will indexed in Book 3, pg.350 ("MS Index of Wills 1800-1900" by Betty Couch Wiltshire, Memphis Public Library book 929.362 W756; from Evelyn Sigler 1991)
      Henry P. Duncan, 1880, will indexed in Book 4, pg.158 ("MS Index of Wills 1800-1900" by Betty Couch Wiltshire, Memphis Public Library book 929.362 W756; from Evelyn Sigler 1991)
 

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