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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised August 8, 2008

MARSHALL CO. MS
Formed 1836 from Chickasaw Cession 1832
Benton formed 1870 from Marshall, Tippah
Tate formed 1873 from Marshall, Tunica, DeSoto
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1840 Marshall Co. MS Census (pg.8 also from Mildred Hofer)
Northern Division
Pg. 8  Wm. B. Duncan     1110,01      - 2100,2
   35  John Duncan       3200,01      - 1100,1
          (MAD: ? from Hardeman Co. TN, wife Malinda
            Duncan, ? 1850 Tippah Co. MS census ?)
Southern Division
Pg.52  Saml. Duncan      0111,001     - 2110,0001
          (MAD: ? from Hardeman Co. TN, mar. Elizabeth
            Duncan 8/10/1819 Caldwell Co. KY;
            1850 Tippah Co. MS census ?)
       Tho. Dunkin??     1010,11      - 2101,001
          (Tho. Pankin?; one name between Saml. and Tho.)

1850 Marshall Co. MS Census (also from Dale O. Duncan 10/1983)
Southern Division, taken 11/15/1850
Pg.263, #765, Rich'd DUNCAN 42 TN farmer $150
                  Nancy 22 TN
                  Wm. F. 10, James P. 8 MS
                  Samuel J. 6, David J. 2 MS
                  Isaac N. 9/12 MS
                  (MAD: ? Dickinson Duncan in 1830 Hardin Co. TN census; ? "D." (Dickerson) in 1840 Lafayette Co. MS census ? or ??? Richard Dunkin in 1840 Monroe Co. MS census ???; Dickerson Duncan mar. Nancy Sullivant 3/25/1847; 1860 Pike Co. AR, ? son William in 1860 Phillips Co. AR census)
Pg.263, #766, Abram DUNCAN 61 NC farmer $0
                  Sally 59 NC
                  (MAD: ? 1820-1830 Hickman Co. TN census, ? 1840 Lafayette Co. MS census?)
Pg.268, #845, Willis DUNCAN 47 NC farmer $600
                  Sally 37 TN
                  Martha 17, Minerva 15, Alfred 13 TN
                  Wm. J. 12, Rachel 10, Nancy 7 TN
                  Emeline 4, Jno. M. 2 MS
                  (MAD: said to be Willis Miles Duncan, wife Sarah Bradbury, to Robertson Co. TX by 1871; one Wm. J. Duncan mar. Clara J. Brents 9/22/1858, one Martha Duncan mar. Jese Pipkin 1/9/1857; one Willis Duncan in 1845 Perry Co. TN deed F-41; one Willis Duncan b.1817 Hickman Co. TN, mar. Nancy Matlock 3/9/1837 Marshall Co. MS, 1850 Monroe Co. AR)
Taken 11/22/1850
Pg.270, #873, James DUNCAN 38 TN farmer $0
                  Susan 37 SC
                  Sarah C. 14, Frances M. (f) 12 AL
                  Green T. 10 MS
                  Mary 8 AL
                  (MAD: 1840 Fayette Co. AL census; Sousan Duncan 58 SC with Green Duncan & family in 1870 Choctaw Co. MS census)
Northern
Pg.297, #279, George W. DUNCAN 30 KY farmer $800
                  Mary E. 44 KY
                  Edward REYNOLDS 25, Hugh 16 TN
                  Elizabeth 14 TN
                  Sibil (m) 12 MS
                  Joanna DUNCAN (f) 7, Freeman E. (m) 4 MS
                  (MAD: George Duncan mar. Mary Reynolds 9/13/1841; son of Samuel & Elizabeth Duncan of 1850 Tippah Co. MS census)
Taken 10/6/1850
Pg.309, #422, Jessee DUNCAN 40 TN farmer $300
                  Palina L. 33 NC
                  Robert E. 8, Elizabeth R?. (L?.) 6 MS
                  Franklin A. 3 MS
                  Clarasa ACRE (f) 56 NC
                  (MAD: 1860 Tippah Co. MS census)
 

1860 Marshall Co. MS Census (pg.25, 53 also from Mary Louise Craven 9/1984)
Holly Springs P.O.
Pg.25, #162-157, Geo. W. DUNCAN 40 KY farmer $2500 $4000
                  Mary A. 50 GA
                  Mary C. TERRELL 25 TN
                  Isbell DUNCAN 22 MS
                  Joanna 16, Freeman 14 MS
Pg.53, #361-346, Alexander DUNCAN 29 Iowa school teacher -$600
                  w/John W. GALLAHER & family
Pg.142, #34-24, Thomas NELMS 23 GA harness maker $0-$1000
                  Louisa 18 LA
                  Jane A KIND? 12 LA
                  J.W. DUNCAN (m) 27 LA carriage mkr
                  Lewis MASKER 29 NY carriage mkr
                  W.L. SANDERS (m) 26 NJ carriage mkr
                  D.S. ABDALE? (m) 24 PA iron moulder
                  J.A. BROOKS (m) 25 TN Coach trimmer
                  James McPHERSON 34 KY coach trimmer
                  C.S. MADDISON (m) 22 NY merchant $4,200-$10,000
Pg.159, #163-163, William B. CURBY 50 NC sadler $0-$0
                  Margaret 35 AL seamstress
                  William 17 MS
                  John 24 MS conductor RR
                  Martha E. 14, Susan 7 MS
                  Elizabeth SIMS 30 AL seamstress
                  J.F. DUNCAN (m) 21 GA harness mkr
                  F.B. JONMENS? (m) 35 NC sadler
                  W.F. ARMSTEAD (m) 27 NC harness mkr
                  Joseph CHICKS 20 MS sadler
                  (MAD: ? John F. Duncan son of Charles R. Duncan of 1850 Tishomingo Co. MS census)
Pg.299, #529-509, Alfred DUNCAN 24 TN farmer $200-$100
                  Willis 56 NC farmer $1000-$5000
                  Sarah 45 TN
                  Minerva 25, Wm. 23 TN
                  Rachael 17, Nancy 16 TN
                  Emiline 14, John 12 MS
                  Mary 6, Benjm. 5 MS
                  Amanda? 3, Julia 10 MS
 

1870 Marshall Co. MS Census (pg.480-481 also from Mary Louise Craven 9/1984)
Twp.4W, Holly Springs P.O.
Pg.350, #67-71, DUNCAN, John 24 TN saddler $0-$300
                  JONES, Charles 56 OH saddler $100-$0
Pg.367, #53-54, DUNCAN, Geo. W. 49 KY farmer $800-$400
                  Mary A. 60 GA housekeeper
                  Jennie 27 MS at home
                  (MAD: 1880 Benton Co. MS census)
Lybaltia
Pg.403, #561-399, WHITE, Richard 28 MS BLACK farmer $0-$135
                  Mandy 38? MS BLACK housekeepr
                  Margaret 8, Alex 6 MS BLACKS
                  BRAND?, Malissa (f) 28? GA BLACK laborer
                  DUNCAN, Hasty (f) 25? (28?) MS BLACK laborer
Holly Springs P.O.
Pg.406, #(faint), DUNCAN, Julia 17 MS
                  Henry 1 MS
Pg.421, #(faint), DUNCAN, Violet 24 SC BLACK
                  Peggy 43 SC BLACK
                  Elish (m) 1 MS BLACK
Chulahoma P.O.
Pg.468, #(faint), DUNCAN, Jordan 51 VA BLACK farmer
                  Molly 30 SC BLACK
                  Frances?(f) 8, Robert 6 SC BLACK
Twp.6 Range 1, 7/6/1870
Pg.480, #301, DUNCAN, Jane 50 TN housekeeper $0-$450
                  Sarah 23 TN
                  Salina (f) 21, Malinda 16 MS
                  Archer (m) 14, William 12 MS
                  Eliza 10, Robert 8 MS
                  (MAD: 1860 Tippah Co. MS census; 1880 Union Co. MS census)
Pg.481, #310?, DUNCAN, Willis 68 TN farmer $1500-$500
                  Sallie 55 MS
                  Walter 30, Racheal 27, Minnie (f) 29 MS
                  Jno. M. 22, Emma 19, Julia 17 MS
                  Rann (m) 16, Lizzie 14, America (f) 12 MS
Chulahoma P.O.
Pg.498, #516-606, DUNCAN, M.L. (m) 37 TN farmer $0-$100
                  M.B. (f) 35? (25?) MS
                  (MAD: Milton L. Duncan mar. Martha Warren 2/18/1869; ? 1850 Hickman Co. TN census; ? 1860 DeSoto Co. MS census)
Range One, P.O. Holly Springs
Pg.544, #655-639, DUNCAN, F.E. (m) 24 MS (white) farmer $350-$330
                  Eliza 28 AL keeping house
                  Elizabeth 3 MS
                  (MAD: 1880 Benton Co. MS census)
Holly Springs P.O.
Pg.604, #231-239, DUNCAN, P.L. (f) 54 NC keeping house $600-$0
                  Franklin A. 23 MS farmer $0-$135
                  Cornelia A. (f) 17 MS
                  (MAD: Paulina A., widow of Jesse Duncan of 1860 Tippah Co. MS census)
Red Banks P.O., Range 3
Pg.613, #390-391, BELL, Mary 35 NC BLACK farming $0-$0
                  DUNCAN, Fanny (f) 18 NC BLACK
                  Robert 20 MS BLACK
                  (MAD: one Robert Duncan mar. Fanny Bell 2/1/1869)
Collierville P.O.
Pg.671, #413, COOPWOOD, Eliza 36 SC BLACK farming
                  DUNCANS, Mary 18 MS MULATTO
                  Joseph 25 KY, Lewis 1 MS, MULATTOS
 

MARRIAGE RECORD

Marshall Co. MS Marriage Record (from Laura Hritz 12/2001)
      B-204: State of Mississippi, Marshall Co., marriage license for Dickerson Duncan and Nancy Sullivant, /s/ Gordentia Waite, Clerk of court, 24 March 1847; Return, Dickisson Duncan and Nancy Sullivant, 25 March 1847, /s/ Hutchins Sheppard, JP
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Marshall Co. MS Probate Court Record (from Dale O. Duncan to Mildred Hofer 1/1983)
      State of Mississippi, Marshall County.
      At a Probate Court held in the town of Holly Springs on Monday Nov. 26th day of November 1838:
      On application of William B. Duncan, he having produced his credentials of ordination as a Minister of the Gospel in the Methodist Church, and of his living in regular communion with that Society,
      Whereas: for it was ordered by the Court that a Testimonial be granted authorizing him the said William B. Duncan to solemize the rites of matrimony in this State.
      Witness: The Honorable Thomas Lane presiding Judge of said Court given under my hand bound having no Seal of said Court at Holly Springs the 26th day of November in the year One Thousand Eight-Hundred Thirty eight.
      Signed: Walt H. Burland.
 

Marshall Co. MS Chancery Court Final Record v.1-2 1856-1861 (FHL film 894,479; SLC 6/17/2008)
      Vol.1856-1858, 1859-1861 - no index
 

LAND RECORDS

Marshall Co. MS Deed Indexes (FHL film 892,428)
   Deed Index 1830-1850, through Vol.O (FHL film 892,428 item 1)
      Not copied; see deeds below
   Deed Index 1850-1867, Vol.P to Vol.27 (FHL film 892,428 item 2)
      T-326: Duncan, George W. to Ward, part NE 1/4 Sec.8 T4 R1W
      U-309: Duncan, Jesse to Gunthorpe, lot 40 in Hudsonville in Sec.33 T2 R2W
      U-435: Duncan, Mary A. from Tyson (Tyron?), NE 1/4 Sec.8 T4 R1W
      U-436: Duncan, G.W. & wife to Ledbetter, SE 1/4 Sec.5 & pt. NE 1/4 Sec.8 T4 R1W
      V-319: Duncan, Dickerson to Baker, W 1/2 of NE part Sec.33 T6 R1W
      X-14: Dickson, W. et al to Whitset, N 1/2 Sec.8 T5 R5 (E 1/2 Sec.36 T18 R16, W 1/2 Sec.20 T9 R7) (MAD: wondered if Dickerson Duncan was connected to a Dickson family)
      X-133: Duncan, Mary A. from Christian, N 1/2 Sec.16 T4 R1W
      Y-615: Duncan, George W. & wife to Reynolds, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.16 T4 R1W
      27-60: Duncan, G.W. to E. Furgerson heirs, SE 1/4 Sec.4 T5 R1W
   Deed Index 1850-1876 (rewritten?) (FHL film 892,428 item 3)
      1854: T-326: Duncan, Geo.W. from Ward, pt. NE 1/4 Sec.8 T4 R1W
      1855: U-309: Duncan, Jesse to Gunthorpe, Lot 40 in Hudsonville, on Sec.33 T2 R2W
      1856: U-430: Duncan, Mary A. from Pyrow, NE 1/4 Sec.8 T4 R1W
             U-436: Duncan, G.W. & wife to Ledbetter, SE 1/4 Sec.5 and pt. NE 1/4 Sec.8 T4 R1W
             V-311: Duncan, Willis from Allen, NW 1/4 Sec.23 T6 R1W
             V-319: Duncan, Dickerson to Baker, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.33 T6 R1W
      1858: X-133: Duncan, Mary A. from Christian, N 1/2 Sec.16 T4 R1W
      1862: Y-615: Duncan, George W. & wife to Reynolds, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.16 T4 R1W
      1867: 27-60: Duncan, G.W. to E. Ferguson's heirs, SE 1/4 Sec.4 T5 R1W
   Deed Index, Vol.3, 1869-1875, to Vol. 38-1/2 (FHL film 892,428 item 4; year given only at start of index pages)
      1869: 27-612: Duncan, Freeman E. to McGaughey, 157a, SE 1/4, Sec.34 T3 R1; 20 SW 50a ? Sec.35
      30-305: Duncan, F.E.P. to Anderson (T) personalty
      30-598: Duncan, Willie to Montgomery, pt. NE 1/4 Sec.23 T6 R1W
      31-31: Duncan, Willis from Allen, NW 1/4 Sec.23 T6 R1W
      31-32: Duncan, Willis to Johnston, NW 1/4 Sec.23 T6 R1W
      33-106: Duncan, W.M. from Redding (T) personalty
      33-107: Duncan, W.M. from Edward al (T) personalty
      33-108: Duncan, W.M. to Garrett et al (T) personalty
      33-168: Duncan, W.M. to Milan (T) personalty
      35-60: Duncan, Robert to McCoy (T) personalty
      38-1/2 pg.38: Duncan, Geo. W. & wife to Reynolds, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.6 T4 R1W
      38-1/2 pg.363: Duncan, P.S. from P.P. Slayden & wife, 48 acres, part S 2-1/2 Sec.3 T2 R2W
 

Marshall Co. MS Deed Index and Deeds 1835-1855 (General land index 1835-1850 on FHL films 892,455)
      E-354: 31 Aug. 1838, Willis (+) Duncan and wife Nancy A.R. (+) to Elizabeth Kelly/Kilby, $130, 160.66 acres, the NW 1/4 Sec. 15, Twp 6, Range 1W. No wit. (FHL film 892,433)
      J-333: 19 June 1841, Jesse Duncan owes Andrew J. Garrison $150 by note 19 June 1841, to be paid 25 Dec. 1841; trust deed to John H. Anderson part of lot #22 and #23 in town of Hudsonville. (FHL film 892,433)
      J-345: 18 June 1841, Andrew J. Garrison to Jesse Duncan, both Marshall Co. MS, $150, part of lots #22 and #23 in Hudsonville. (FHL film 892,433)
      M-181: 30 July 1845, sheriff to Paulina J. Duncan; firm of Park and Graham had judgment against others; sell to Paulina J. Duncan as highest bidder at $800, lot 19 and 40 in Hudsonville (more not copied) (FHL film 892,435)
      O-194: 9 Dec. 1848, Dickerson Duncan and wife Nancy to Jackson Goodman, $64, 80 acres, E 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec. 33, T6, R1W. (FHL film 892,436)
      O-195: 27 Nov. 1848, Robert B. Houston of Gonzales Co. TX by his agent Andrew B. Coffee, to Dickeson Duncan of Marshall Co. MS, $155, 160 acres, NE 1/4 Sec. 33, T6, R1W, in Chickasaw Cession. (FHL film 892,436)
      T-326: 24 Jan. 1853, George W. Duncan and wife Mary A. (X) to Jeptha H. Ward (no localities), $375?, NE 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.4 Range 1W of Chickasaw Cession with a river? off said quarter of land, beg. at NE corner on N&S boundary. No wit. (FHL film 892,438)
      U-309: 26 May 1855, Jesse Duncan and wife Paulina L. of Tippah Co. MS to Thomas N. Gunthorp of Marshall Co. MS, $25, lot 40 in town of Hudsonville in Sec.33 Twp.2 Range 2W. No wit. (FHL film 892,439)
      U-435: 29 Dec. 1849, Ezriah Pyron and wife Nancy M. (X) Pyron to Mary A. Duncan, for $295, NE 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.4 Range 1W; wit. S.P. Derlsey?, E.S. Reynolds. (FHL film 892,439)
      U-436: Marshall Co. MS, 18 Dec. 1855, G.W. Duncan and wife Mary A. (X) Duncan of afsd Co. to Madison Ledbetter of Tippah Co. MS, for $600, SE 1/4 Sec.5 Twp.4 Range 1W and a lot adj. supposed to be about 2 acres, part of NE 1/4 Sec.8 Twp.4 Range 1W, beg. on NE corner. (FHL film 892,439)
      No Book V in catalog
      X-133: 12 Nov. 1858, James K. Christian to Mary A. Duncan, both Marshall Co. MS, for $2400, partly by promissory note by M.A?. Ledbetter of this date for $800 payable 25 Dec. 1859 to R.L. Watkin (etc.) and the writing [note] of the said party of 2nd part with her husband G.W. Duncan of same date (etc.), the N 1/2 Sec.16 Twp.4 Range 1W. (FHL film 892,440)
      Y-615: 30 Dec. 1861, George W. Duncan and wife Mary A. (X) Duncan for love to our son Hugh A. Reynolds, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.16 Twp.4 Range 1W. (FHL film 892,441)
      27-60: 13 May 1867, Washington Duncan and wife Mary A. Duncan of Marshall Co. MS, to heirs of Elias Ferguson decd. of same, for $500 paid by heirs, land being the separate property of said Mary A. Duncan, the SE 1/4 Sec.4 Twp.5 Range 1W, being the land on which the widow and heirs at law of said Ferguson now reside and which was sold to said Ferguson in his lifetime by said Duncan and wife, the balance of purchase money now paid. /s/ G.W. Duncan, Mary A. (X) Duncan. Wit. W.L. Ayers. (FHL film 892,442)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1887 "Histories of Fayette & Hardeman Cos. TN" by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.8 H2ha Vol.II, and from Evelyn Sigler 10/1983)
      Pg.907: Hardeman Co.: C.A. Duncan. Among the early settlers of Hardeman Co. was William B. Duncan, a native of SC, who came to this county on a hunting expedition in 1814. He was so well pleased with the country that in 1820 he returned, bringing his family, among whom were Henry W. and Thomas. The former is spoken of in another sketch. Thomas was born in Rutherford Co. TN in 1807. He married Mrs. Nancy Gray, born in 1797. To this union 5 children were born, 4 of whom lived to be grown. Mr. Duncan was a farmer and a Democrat. He died in 1858. His wife's death occurred in 1855. Both were members of the Methodist Church. The Duncan family is of Scotch-Irish descent. The only living son is Calvin A., our subject; was born October 25, 1836, in Marshall Co. MS where his parents lived a short time. His early life was spent on a farm. ... At the age of 18 he began his career as a farmer. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. G of 10th ARK Infantry, Confederate service. ... He was disabled for 9 months, and for 13 months held a prisoner. ... In 1871 he married Miss Sallie Andrews, born in 1852. They have no children, but are raising two orphans. Both Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are active and liberal members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For 45 years Mr. Duncan has been a resident of Hardeman Co. ... stanch Democrat.
      MAD: Obituary 2 Nov. 1917, Calvin A. Duncan, age 81, died 23 Oct at Whiteville, born 23 Oct. 1836 in Marshall Co. MS, son of Thomas Duncan who died 1858; Confederate, Cumberland Presbyterian. (from pg.110, Vol.2, 1900-1925, "The Bolivar Bulletin, Bolivar [Hardeman Co.] TN" extracted by Faye Tennyson Davidson and Fae Jacobs Owens, compiled and printed by R. Harold Cox; from Pat Vincent 1995)
      MAD: Sallie Louise (Andrews) Duncan of Hardeman Co. TN, born 1852, widow of Calvin Anderson Duncan born 1836 Marshall Co. MS, married 1870 Fayette Co. TN, soldier died Hardeman Co. TN; she applied for a Confederate widow's pension #8849 (from "Tennessee's Confederate Widows and Their Families; Abstracts of 11,190 Confederate Widows Pension Applications" by Edna Wiefering, 1992, FHL book 976.8 M28w; SUTRO book F435 W43 1992, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Confederate Soldiers in Marshall Co. MS:
      Ben Duncan, applied for a MS Confederate Pension in 1917 in Marshall Co. MS for service in 19th MS Inf. (pg.252-3, "MS Confederate Pension Applications" Vol.1, A-G, by Betty Couch Wiltshire, FHL book 976.2 M2wb)
      J.F. Duncan, of Booneville, MS, enlisted in Marshall Co. MS April 1861 in Co.B, 17th MS Inf., wounded at Battle of Sharpsburg and was prisoner of war; had pension in Prentiss Co. MS. (from Vol.1, #9, "Old Timer Press (MS)" pub. Ripley, MS, Vol.1 & 2 on FHL fiche 6,125,409; from Dale O. Duncan 1983)
      Freemin Duncan, F.W. Duncan, Henry Duncan, and Thomas Duncan, Privates in Capt. W.R. Mitchell's Co. of Partison Rangers, later known as Co.A, 18th Bat. Cav. MS Part. Rangers, Confederate Veterans of Marshall Co. (from Vol.2, #12, "Old Timer Press (MS)" pub. Ripley, MS, Vol.1 & 2 on FHL fiche 6,125,409; from Dale O. Duncan 1983 and Evelyn Sigler 1986)
 

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