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

Last revised April 3, 2004

IREDELL CO. NC
Formed 1788 from Rowan
Alexander formed 1847 from Iredell, Caldwell, Wilkes
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1790 Iredell Co., Salisbury Dist, NC Census
Pg.155  Duncan, Thomas        302xx
   157  Duncan, Isaac         124xx

1800 Iredell Co. NC Census (semi-alphabetic in groups)
(pg.656 from Charles Hite 2/1995)
Pg.609  John Duncan           12110        - 30110
   624  James Duncan          30010        - 10010
   653  John Duncan           10010        - 00100
          (George & Ephraim & George L. Davidson)
        Thomas Duncan         00101        - 00001
        John Hawill           20011        - 01200
        Rawell Honeycut       41010        - 10010
        Ambrose Harville      00101        - 00011
        Frederick Harville    20010        - 21110
          (MAD: Iredell Co. NC estate 1804 of Frederick Harwell;
            admr. Jackson Harwell, heirs: Nancy Harwell,
            Joshua Gamlin, John Duncan, Rowell Honeycutt.)
   656  Isham Kendruck        20010        - 30010
          (CWH & MAD: see ?? Warren Co. NC 1787)

1810 Iredell Co. NC Census (semi-alphabetic)
Pg.250  Nathan Duncan         10010        - 20010
   251  Jane Duncan           00200        - 00100  (not James)
   256  Alexander Dunkin      20010        - 20010
   256  John Harwell, Jeremiah Harwell
   258  Rowell Honeycut       00201        - 31010
   265  James Duncan          12201        - 11011
   266  Walter Bell           00010        - 21010

1820 Iredell Co. NC Census (semi-alphabetic)
Pg.243  James Duncan          001211       - 01001
        Alexander Duncan      000100       - 00100

1830 Iredell Co. NC Census
Pg. 11  Alexander Duncan      0010,1001    - 0022,101
    35  John C. Duncan        2000,01      - 0110,1
        Thomas Duncan         0000,01      - 2
          (MAD: ?? 1840-50 Decatur Co. GA?; ?? wife Mary
            Magdalene Smith ??; one Thomas Duncan was heir
            of David Smith in 1831 estate papers)
        Alexander Duncan      1100,1       - 2200,1
    38  Thomas Duncan         1000,1       - 0000,1

1840 Iredell Co. NC Census
Pg.174  John C. Duncan        0010,001     - 2110,01
          (MAD: 1850 Cherokee Co. GA; wife Obedience Burton)
   195  Ephm. Duncan          0000,1       - 0001,301
   206  Alexr. Duncan         0211,001     - 1031,01
   212  Thos. Duncan          0000,001     - 0010,01

1850 Iredell Co. NC Census
Pg.414, #147, John S. HALL 48 NC farmer $1100
                  Mary M?. 41 NC
                  Saml. D. 20, Sidney E. 18 NC students (m)
                  Mary G. 16, Hariet J. 14, Elizabeth T. 12, Jane 10 NC
                  Sarah A. 7, Henry H. 5, Emma A. 3, John M. 1 NC
                  (MAD: Executor of Alexander Duncan's estate 1844)
Pg.449, #674-682, Elijah HICKS 55 NC cabinet maker $270
                  Elenor 50 NC
                  Asa J. 28, Pinkney S. (m) 23, Sarah C. 19 NC
                  Thomas B. 18, Mary P. 14, Amanda R. 13 NC
                  Cornelia A.C. 10, Milas E. (m) 8, Cecilia E. 3 NC
                  (MAD: His 1865 will named dau. Jane E., wife of James Duncan)
Pg.454, #742, Thomas DUNCAN 55 VA farmer $150
                  Delia (f) 43 NC
                  Margaret E. 7, Christian J. (f) 6 NC
                  (MAD: Delia & ch. in 1860 Whitfield Co. GA census; estate of Thomas Duncan, widow Delila Duncan, recorded in 1850 Estate Papers, D.F. Smith admr., from "Inv. of Estate Papers of Iredell Co. NC 1788-1915" by Lois M.P. Schneider)

1860 Iredell Co. NC Census
P.O. Coddle Creek
Pg.291, #131-132, Sidney NEULMAN 30 NC carriage maker $1500-4000
                  Isabella 18 NC
                  Senora (f) 2, Jacob 1 NC
                  Nelly DUNCAN (f) 12 NC
                  Charlotte McCRARY 39 NC
                  (MAD: Nelly indexed as ?Heltis?)
P.O. Statesville
Pg.364, #581-584, Mary ERWIN 53 NC farmer $420-0
                  Mary DUNCAN 80 NC farmer
                  Cynthia DUNCAN 67 NC
Snow Creek
Pg.445, #614-592, Elijah HICKS 65 NC cabinet maker $750-$4000
                  Eleanor 60 NC wife lunatic
                  Pinkney (m) 32, Miles E. 18, Cecelia E. 13 NC
                  (MAD: dau. Jane E. Hicks mar. James Duncan; Elijah Hicks d. 1865)
P.O. Sweet Home
Pg.448, #639-617, Harvey DUNCAN 40 NC farmer 0-50
                  Susan 40 NC
                  Lovinia (f) 10, Lafayette (m) 8 NC
                  (MAD: 1850 Union Co. GA census)

1870 Iredell Co. NC Census
Davidson's Twp.
Pg.79, #43-43, CLARKE, Cyrus 58 NC BLACK farm hand $0-$0
                  Belzia (f) 35 NC BLACK keeping house
                  Henry 14 NC BLACK farm hand
                  Walter (m) 8 NC BLACK
                  Susannah 6, Jane 4 NC BLACKS
                  DUNCAN, Laura 4 NC BLACK
New Hope Twp.
Pg.134, #24-22, CLANTON, Wen (m) 48 NC farmer $150-$200
                  Rebecca 33 NC
                  Laura 11, Nancy 7, Daniel 6 NC
                  Rob. L. 3, Hoke (m) 2 NC
                  Julia 4/12 b. Apr. NC
                  DUNCAN, Lafayette 18 NC works on farm
                  Jane 8 NC
Pg.134, #25-23, CLANTON, Rufus 70 NC farmer $150-$200
                  Elizabeth 65 NC
                  Jane 45 NC
                  SMITH, Jincy (f) 67 NC
                  CAMPBELL, Em (f) 30 NC works on farm
Pg.134, #27-25, DUNCAN, Harvey 50 NC works on farm $0-$0
                  Susan 55 NC keeping house
                  Louisa 21 NC
                  WILLETT, Elizabeth 10 NC
Shilo Twp.
Pg.175, #115-111, COULTER, A.E. (m) 48 NC carpenter $700-$200
                  Sarah 29 NC keeping house
                  John 1 NC
                  DUNCAN, Ann 10 NC BLACK domestic servt.
 

LAND RECORDS

Iredell Co. NC Land Entries 1789-1794 (FHL film 19,175)
      No Duncan

Iredell Co. NC Land Valuation for direct taxes 1800 (FHL film 548,966)
      (alphabetic order)
      Calehan, John, 338a, 1 barn 25x21
      Calahan, James, 135a, 1 barn 42x16 shed one side, 2 stables, shop, 3 houses
      Duncan, James, 53a, 1 stable, 1 dwelling house
      Ireland, Sarah, 588a, 1 barn 35x16 and 200a
      Part 2 - no Duncan
      Ireland, Sarah, 2 slaves age 12-30

Iredell Co. NC Deed Indexes 1788-1923 (A-K grantor on FHL film 548,906, grantee A-K on FHL film 548,922 and at front of most volumes; L-Z grantor on FHL film 548,907 and grantee on FHL film 548,923)
      A-186: 1791, Duncan, George & Catherine to Solomon Hays, Deed
      B-332: 1794, Duncan, Isaac to William Thorpe, Deed
      C-521: 1799, Duncan, Isaac to James Campbell, Deed
      D-496: 1802, Duncan, James to Henry Clagett, Deed
      D-538: 1802, Thomas M. Guire to James Duncan
      E-218: 1803, Nathaniel Bagwell to James Duncan
      F-668: 1808, Jeremiah Harrison to Nathan Duncan
      G-510: 1811, James Sharpe to James Duncan
      G-525: 1811, Duncan, James to James Sharpe, Mtg.
      G-620: 1812, John Brown to James Duncan
      H-184: 1811, Jeremiah Harrison to Nathan Duncan, deed
      J-155: 1817, Duncan, James to Isaac Cook, Deed
      J-970: 1820, Duncan, James to James Sharpe, Deed
      N-352: 1828, Duncan, James to John A. Murchison, Deed
      N-412: 1829, James Sharp Sr. to Thomas Duncan
      N-457: 1829, Duncan, James to Thomas Duncan, Deed
      O-526: 1830, John Hall al to Alexander Duncan
      Q-93: 1833, James H.T. Kilpatrick al to Alexander Duncan
      R-153: 1835, Duncan, Thomas and Magdaline al to Alvin Samors, Deed
      Grantee index in Book R is missing "D" page
      S-202: 1836, John S. Hall to Alexander Duncan, deed
      S-221: 1837, Duncan, John C. to Alexander Duncan, Deed
      S-490: 1841, Duncan, Thomas to William F. Cowan Tr, Mtg
      U-150: 1838, James Bone to Alexander Duncan
      V-20: 1841, James A. King to Alexander Duncan, deed
      V-178: 1842, Duncan, Thomas to William F. Cowan, Deed
      V-326: 1842, Wm. F. Cowan to Alexander Duncan, quit claim, slave
      V-340: 1843, Duncan, Alexander to John S. Hall Tr, Mtg
      W-342: 1845, Duncan, Est of Alexander by Tr, to David M. Stevenson, Deed
      W-394: 1845, Duncan, Alexander by Tr to George Allison, Deed
      X-49: 1845, Duncan, Jane to John S. Hall, Tr, Mtg
      Y-5: 1846, John G. Moose to Jane Duncan by tr., mtg.
      Next Grantor deeds 1886-1918
      no Edward Duncan grantor Book A, B, to 1797 (see Rowan Co. NC grantee 1779)
      No deeds for John Booker (married Margaret, dau. of Alexander Duncan d. 1844)

Iredell Co. NC Deeds
      A-160: 17 Nov. 1788, John Glover to Isaac Duncan, both of Rowan Co., £100, 250 acres on S. fork Hunting Creek in Rowan Co. NC adj. Jas. Cass; wit. Christopher Houston, Martha Houston; proved 18 Dec. 1790. (FHL film 19,176; also on pg.12 "Iredell Co. NC Deed Abstracts, Vol.1, 1788-1797, Abstracts of Books A & B" by Shirley Coulter; from Evelyn Sigler 2/1981; and FHL book 975.6793 R2c)
      A-186: 27 March 27 1780, George Duncan & wife Catharine to Solomon Hays, all Rowan Co. NC, £70, 100 acres on Hunting Creek adj. George Smiley & Andrew Mitchell; wit. Chris. Houston, appeared in court, and Samuel Hays; rec. June 1790. (FHL film 19,176) (MAD: to Wayne Co. KY)
      B-332: 8 Oct. 1794, Isaac Duncan to William Thorp, £150, on south side Hunting Creek, corner Christopher Houston, Andrew Mitchell, original grant to George Pamelee? by deed #252 10 Oct. 1783, to said Isaac Duncan by deed 5 May 1786; and another piece from John Madden to Isaac Duncan 25 Aug. 1787 (no acreage). Wit. Chris Houston (gave oath), R. Berl?. No location of grantor or grantee given. (FHL film 19,176) (MAD: to Wayne Co. KY; died 1803 Montgomery Co. KY)
      B-370: 6 Nov. 1790, Hugh Hall Sr. of Green Co. GA to Encas Campbell, £175, 275 acres on N. side of the South Yadkin on Little Dutchmans Creek adj. Isaac Duncans corner, original NC Grant #637; wit. Burgess Gaither, Asa Swann; reg. in Rowan Co. 10/20/1784, rec. Nov. 1795. (FHL film 19,176; also on pg.76 "Iredell Co. NC Deed Abstracts, Vol.1, 1788-1797, Abstracts of Books A & B" by Shirley Coulter; from Evelyn Sigler 2/1981; and FHL book 975.6793 R2c)
      C-274: 21 April 1798, Ambrose Harwell (X) to Frederic Harwell, both Iredell Co. NC, £50, 117 acres adj. Alvery? (Samuel?) Abeury's corner, part of orig. grant to Joseph McEwin on 10 Oct. 1783; wit. James McEwin, James Byars, James (X) Ray Jurat. (FHL film 19,177) (MAD: see Iredell Co. NC estate 1804 of Frederick Harwell; admr. Jackson Harwell, heirs: Nancy Harwell, Joshua Gamlin, John Duncan, Rowell Honeycutt.)
      C-481: 22 May 1793, Samuel Huston and Christopher Huston, execs. of James Huston decd, to William McLeon, land on E.side Catawba River on waters of Buffalo sholl creek on branch known as Broad Meadow Branch (not copied further; looking for Martha Houston who witnessed 1788 deed A-160) (FHL film 19,177)
      C-521: 4 Oct. 1794, Isaac Duncan of Iredell Co. NC, to James Campbell, £50, 250 acres south fork Hunting Creek, corner James Cass. Wit. Frances Holmes, William Thorpe. Reg. oath of Wm. Thorpe Aug, 1799. (FHL film 19,177)
      D-496: 31 Dec. 1801, James Duncan of Iredell Co. to Henry Clagett, £52, 52 acres on Rocky Creek, Chris Houston's line. (FHL film 19,177)
      D-538: 18 Nov. 1797, Thomas McGuire of Iredell Co., hatter, to James Duncan of same, planter, £52, 52 acres on Rocky Creek on S. bank adj. Christopher Houston's line, John Dobbin's line, being part of grant to John Dobbin of 636 acres on 25 Sept. 1786, who deeded to Thos. McGuire on 7 Aug. 1787 for 318 acres, excepting the road from McGuire's ford on Rocky Creek past or near said Duncan's door; wit. John McGuire jurat, David Beall; proved by John McGuire Feb. 1802. (FHL film 19,177) (MAD: See Walter Bell/Beale mar. Margaret Duncan 1/3/1767 Rowan Co. NC, went to Jackson Co. GA)
      D-618: 1 June 1797, Christopher Houston Esq. of Iredell Co. NC to William Shaw, farmer, of same, £208, 320 acres land on each side of Co. line between Rowan and Iredell Cos. on Bearns branch waters of Hunting Creek adj. Andrew Mitchell, William Ward and Elias Lovelace's land, part of grant to said Houston; no wife; wit. James Houston, Adamson Shaw jurat; proven on oath of Shaw, May 1802; release by Sarah Houston, wife of Christopher. (FHL film 19,177)
      E-218: 24 Dec. 1802, Nathaniel Bagwell to James Duncan, both Iredell Co. NC, $216, 98 acres on N.side S.fork Yadkin River on John Gibson's line, Truman Hilton's line, Moses? Duvall's line, being part of grant to John Cooper decd 22 Nov. 1794, recorded B-128, deeded to Bagwell on 11 Aug. 1800; wit. John Laird, John Cochran jurat; proven by John Cochran Aug. 1803. (FHL film 19,178)
      E-504: 19 Nov. 1804, Jackson Harwell of Lincoln Co. NC, heir at law of Frederick Harwell decd. formerly of Brunswick Co. VA, for £1000, to James Houston, two tracts devised by Samuel Harwell of Brunswick Co. VA to my father Frederick Harwell, one tract of 484 acres, the other of 61 acres in "Granville" [Greensville] Co. formerly part of Brunswick (no states), see will of Samuel Harwell decd proven in Brunswick Co. court, for $500, transfer my right to a negro wench named Hannah in possession of John Moraldy? (Broreldy?) of Chatham Co. and her increase, and authorize James Huston to do all necessary to take land and negro into his possession; wit. A. Henderson jurat; proven by Archibald Henderson, Nov. 1804. (FHL film 19,178)
      F-668: 10 June 1806, Jeremiah Harrison of Iredell Co. NC to Nathan Duncan of same, £30, 50 acres on branch of S. Yadkin, on Jeremiah Harrison's line, granted to Abraham Davis 18 Dec. 1797 who deeded to Jeremiah Harrison in 1802, and another tract of 30 acres adj., including all the land in the tract which it is a part of, between said branch and Solomon Davis's line, part of a grant to Uriah Davis in 1784 of 100 acres who deeded to Jeremiah Harrison in 1787; wit. Jonathan (X) Purler, Soloman (X) Davis jurat. Proved by Davis Feb. 1808. (FHL film 19,178)
      G-501: 13 Dec. 1809, some Brandons were heirs of Alex. Worke (FHL film 19,179; looked briefly for a Brandon family related to David Duncan married Cathrinah McCulloh alias Brandon 1/6/1766 in Rowan Co. NC)
      G-510: 27 July 1811, James Sharpe of Iredell Co. NC to James Duncan of same, $1,000, 200 acres on S. Yadkin River, at King's corner and line, Bone's corner, edge of Mill pond, McWhorton's spring, being part of 400 acre grant to John McWhorter 11 July 1788 and incl. the 2-1/2 acres by a deed from Wm. Bones to James Sharp conveying the upper end of the mill pond, then the 400 acres was conveyed by John McWhorter to James Sharpe on 5 Sept. 1794; wit. Wm. Sharpe jurat, Geo. W. Sharpe. (FHL film 19,179)
      G-525: 27 July 1811, James Duncan to James Sharp, both Iredell Co. NC, mortgage 200 acres sold this date by James Sharp to James Duncan, including the mill; Duncan to pay $250 on 15 Oct. 1812, 1813, 1814 and 1815; wit. Wm. Sharp, George W. Sharp. (FHL film 19,179)
      G-620: 15 Aug. 1811, John Brown to James Duncan, both Iredell Co. NC, $100, 200 acres on Mudy fork of lower little river, adj. Samuel Woods corner and line, being a grant to Thomas Wilson who conveyed to Samuel Sloan to John Butram to Jacob Brown to John Brown to James Duncan; wit. Charles (X) Hatton, John Ramsey jurat; proven by John Ramsey Feb. 1812. (FHL film 19,179)
      H-184: 14 Nov. 1811, Jeremiah Harrison to Nathan Duncan, both Iredell Co. NC, $200, land on head branches of South Yadkin, being part of a grant to Euriah Davis Nov. 4, 1784, of 100 acres, from Davis to Harrison by deed 1787, divided from the other part of the tract by a north and south line across the tract, leaving out all the apple orchard but one short row on the west side, containing 5 trees, including all that part West of the apple orchard; no wife, wit. Francis Johnson Jurat, Hugh Campbell. (FHL film 19,179)
      J-155: 22 Feb. 1814, James Duncan to Isaac Cook, $240, 98 acres on north side of South Yadkin River, John Gibsons line, corner said James Duncan, line of Beaverly Crowley, Mariek Duvalt. Wit. John Cockran, Joseph N. Kilpatrick. (FHL film 19,180)
      J-970: 28 March 1820, James Duncan to James Sharpe, $47, 7-3/4 acres south side of South Yadkin, part of grant to John McWhorton 11 July 1788, sold to James Sharpe 5 Sept. 1794, sold to James Duncan 1816. Wit. Geo. W. Tharpe, Thos. Kerr. (FHL film 19,180)
      N-352: 4 Oct. 1828, James Duncan to John A. Murchison, $242.50, 97 acres on south side Yadkin River, Wilkinson & Tomlinson's corner. Wit. P. Caldwell, Asa Johnson. (FHL film 19,183)
      N-412: 27 Sept. 1824, James Sharp Sr. of Iredell Co. NC to Thomas Duncan of same, $142.50, 36-1/2 acres on waters of "Side" Yadkin River adj. James Duncan's corner line, Johnson's corner, being part of a grant to John McWhorter on July 10, 1788, who conveyed to James Sharp on 5 Sept. 1794; wit. Carter Johnson jurat, Alexander Duncan; rec. 1829. (FHL film 19,183)
      N-457: 14 Nov. 1828, James Duncan to Thomas Duncan, $300, 103 acres on south side Yadkin River, Murchison's corner, etc. Wit. Custus? Johnson, James Bone. (FHL film 19,183)
      O-526: 21 April 1819, John Hall of Iredell Co. NC and wife Jane Hall to Alexander Duncan of same, $318, 106 acres adj. Alexr. Kilpatrick's corner on William Bones line, Duncan's line; wit. James Stewart, James Duncan, Alexander Kilpatrick; rec. 1830. (FHL film 19,183)
      Q-93: (blank) Sept. 1831, James H.T. Kilpatrick of Burke Co. GA and Andrew C. Kilpatrick of Rapides Par., LA, to Alexander Duncan of NC (no county), $200, 90 acres on Fifth Creek adj. William Bones line, Halls line & corner; wit. Alexr. Barr jurat, Ro. S. Hall; proved in court Feb. 1833. (FHL film 19,184)
      R-153: 13 Jan. 1835, Elizabeth (X) Smith, Milton Campbell and wife Margaret, Eli R. Allen and wife Catharine, Christian Laurence, Thomas Duncan and wife Magdalene, to Alvin Tennors, $555, 222 acres corner John Graham, James Walker. Wit. David S. Campbell, Archibald C. Allen. (FHL film 19,185)
      S-202: 6 Jan. 1836, John S. Hall of Iredell Co. NC to Alexander Duncan of same, $135, part of tract where said Hall now lives, at SW corner, said Duncan's corner; containing 33 acres 113 poles; wit. John A. Mercheson jurat. (FHL film 19,185)
      S-221: 2 Nov. 1835, John C. (x) Duncan to Alexander Duncan, both Iredell Co., $290, 100 acres on south side Yadkin River, incl. spring of Fifth Creek, corner Swaness? Bone, James Bones and William Gibson. Wit. John A. Michison Junr., Thomas Duncan. (FHL film 19,185)
      S-490: 14 May 1841, Thos. Duncin (X) of Iredell Co. NC to Wm. F. Cowan, for $1, the plantation on which I now live, except that part of the bottom land being the upper part which I have heretofore sold to the said Wm. F. Cowan but which has not been run off to him yet, and also negroes George about age 60, Mary about 20 and her infant male child about 2 months not named, Charlott about 2 years, James about 18 months, for the following purposes: I owe Alvin Pummers and Jeremiah Johnson execs. of Wm. L. Pummers decd in one note for $445 of even date, and owe Jeremiah Johnson $27 of even date, debts payable Jan. 1, 1842, property may be sold if debts not paid; Thos. Duncan to retain possession in the meantime; wit. Wilkinson Tomlinson, C.T. Johnson Jurat. (FHL film 19,185)
      U-150: 26 Sept. 1838, James Bone of Iredell Co. NC to Alexander Duncan of same, $160, 39 acres 99 poles on S.side South Yadkin, Duncan's corner and line, stone near mouth of small branch; wit. John A. Murchinson jurat, James C. Vardean?. (FHL film 19,186)
      V-20: 19 April 1841, James A. King of Rankin Co. MS to Alexander Duncan, $579, 133-1/2 acres on waters of South Yadkin, adj. said Duncan's line, Alexr. Kilpatrick's corner, Moore's Mill pond, Thomas Duncan's line, James Bone's line; wit. M?. Campbell; proven on oath of Campbell. (FHL film 19,186)
      V-178: 8 May 1841, Thomas Duncan (x) of Iredell Co. NC to William F. Cowan of same, $65, 15 acres more or less on S.bank of S.Yadkin River, corner Asa Johnson and said Thomas Duncan, along their lines to stake, to ... opposite South end of the ditch, then along the ditch to stake on bank of the slew, to ... bank of the river where river makes a bend to NE, then up meanders following main channel of river to beg.; wit. Jeremiah Johnson Jr., Amos Johnson; proved by Jeremiah Johnson Jr. Feb. 1842. (FHL film 19,186) (MAD: the only William F. Cowan indexed in 1850 was Johnson Co. AR, p.142, 42 b. GA, wife Mary Ann 30 TN, ch. 1-8 b. AR, 15-19 b. AL)
      V-326: 15 Aug. 1842, from Wm. F. Cowan; that on 14 May 1841, Thomas Duncan sold by virtue of trust to said McCowan, incl. negro girl Charlotte supposed age 2; Duncan wants to sell her to Milton Campbell, Cowan quit claims his interest in Charlotte. (FHL film 19,186)
      V-340: 3 June 1843, Alexander Duncan to John S. Hall, trust deed, $5, 370 acres land on which I now live, and one other tract 133a on which James Duncan now lives. (FHL film 19,186)
      W-342: That heretofore on 3 June 1843, Alexander Duncan, decd, executed to John S. Hall of Iredell Co. NC, a deed of trust authorizing him to sell certain lands and other property, and said John S. Hall on 2 Oct. 1844 sold land to highest bidder David M. Stevenson for $1.20 an acre, 189 acres on dividing ridge between waters of S. Yadkin River and Fifth Creek adj. James Bones corner, John Houps? corner and line, Gibsons line; deed to David M. Stevenson, 24 Oct. 1844; wit. M. Campbell jurat. (FHL film 19,187)
      W-394: That heretofore on 3 June 1843, Alexander Duncan, decd, executed to John S. Hall of Iredell Co. NC, a deed of trust authorizing him to sell certain lands and other property, and said John S. Hall on 3 Sept. 1844 sold land to highest bidder George Allison at $371 total, 163-1/2 acres on waters of S. Yadkin River adj. James Bones corner, John S. Hall's line, Kilpatrick's line, edge of the mill pond, Thomas Summers corner; deed to George Allison, 18 Sept. 1844; /s/ John S. Hall trustee of Alexander Duncan decd; wit. M. Campbell, John Curry. (FHL film 19,187)
      X-49: 10 Sept. 1845, Jane Duncan (x) of Iredell Co. NC to John S. Hall of same, trustee, in trust, my life interest in all the lands belonging to the estate of my late husband, Alexander Duncan, that is, the tract whereon I now live, and lands adj. belonging to said estate; I desire to pay the following debts: (all due John S. Hall) trustee, $45.50, dated 4 Sept. 1844 due 6 months, $2.65 due 2 July 1845, $19.00 due 11 Sept. 1845, $5.00 (due date not given); trustee is also authorized to pay $60 on a debt due Dr. Nesbit by my husband's estate; Jane to pay the debts by 26 Sept. inst., else the property may be sold; wit. W.H. Haynes. (FHL film 19,187)
      Y-5: (no date) John G. Moose of Iredell Co. NC owe John S. Hall, trustee of Jane Duncan, $75.74, security G.G. McCoy; to secure payment, mortgage to McCoy all my property of every kind; payable 5 Nov. 1847; wit. John S. Hall, Sidney E. Hall; rec. Dec. 21, 1846. (FHL film 19,188)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Iredell Co. NC wills (indexes devisor A-L on FHL film 548,976, M-Z on FHL film 548,977; devisee A-K on FHL film 548,978, M-Z on FHL film 548,979)
      1-90: Will of Elizabeth Duncan of Iredell Co. NC, 18 March 1803; weak and sick of body; to my granddau. Elizabeth Calahan my bed and all the clothing belonging to it which is all I have, also all the tea equipage I have with my hat, also three plates, two ponngun basons and four spoons and silver buckles. Also to my granddau. Peggy Calaham I give two of my best gowns, my mantle and clasps and three of my best petticoats together with my largest pewter bason and four spoons one lawn handkerchief, one fine apron, one fine shift, frying pans and pot and tankard & one linen handkerchief. Also to my grandson Benjamin Calahan I give my best hat and my great cloth. Also to my daughters Mary and Sarah I give the remaining part of my clothes not yet bequeathed. Also to my grandson Robert Calahan I give my Bible, Bostons four fold state and Wieks preperation. Also to my granddau. Martha Dobson I give the common prayer book. I hereby confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament, and utterly disanull and revoke every other former will. /s/ Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Wit. Andrew Kilpatrick, Margaret Bone. (No court filing date given) (FHL film 19,191)
      1-134: Will of Sarah Ireland, of Iredell Co. NC, 15 Nov. 1800; to whom it may hereafter concern, through the liberality of my deceased husband endowed with property at my own disposal to a considerable amount, make this my last will and testament; to Isaac Duncan $12-1/2; Alexander Erskin Morison $75; John Scot $12-1/2; William Morison Jr. $50; Wm. Donaldson $12-1/2; John Morison, Hatter $12-1/2; Elizabeth the wife of William Morrison $12-1/2; Sarah Steel $12-1/2, the above sums to be paid by my execs in one year after my decease. Likewise give to John McKee, Jr. $12-1/2 to be paid in like manner as above, provided nevertheless that in case he be removed by death before the money becoming due, then the money is to revert to the estate & be considered a part in the general division. I likewise give to Andrew Morrison, Sr. my time clock to be held forever. I give to Sarah Morison the dau. of Wm. Morison one bed & furniture, likewise one bed & furniture to Joan the dau. of Andw. Morison, and two beds to furnish out of my bedcloths at the discretion of my execs. My wearing apparel, household furniture, & all my other property I allow to be disposed of as undernieth, except so much of my wearing apparel as my exec. in their discretion may (except?) for the negro woman Poll and her children. The remainder of my property together with my crop on hand and standing debts I allow to be divided in twelve equal shares and given to the persons whose names are underneath. To each of And. Morison's daus married & single 5 in number: Mary, wife of Thomas Morison; Margaret, wife of Henry F. Steel; Martha Morison; Sarah Morison; Jean Morison, one twelfth part; & to each of Wm. Morison's daus: Nancy, Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, one twelfth part; & to Sarah the dau. of the sd. Wm. two twelfth parts; and to Mary, dau of Thos. Morison one twelfth part. Appoint my two nephews James, son of Andw. Morison, and James, son of Wm. Morison, execs. Wit: Joseph Steel, Jurat & William Morison, Jurat. (no court filing date) (FHL film 19,191) (MAD: Sarah apparently the widow of William Ireland, whose will filed in Book 1, pg.3, dated 26 April 1796, named his wife Sarah, his brother John Ireland and John's children, executors his friends Andrew and Thomas Morrison jointly with his wife, wit. James Morrison and Henry Morrison; from pg.1, "Abstracts of Will Books I, IA and II of Iredell Co. NC, 1788-1845" by Lois M.P. Schneider; from Evelyn Sigler 1/1981 and FHL book 975.6793 P28s)
      1A-147: Will of Edward Burton of Iredell Co. NC, weak in body, 14 July 1826; to my wife Elizabeth Burton all my household and kitchen furniture, also all my cattle of the cow kind with a good support from the proceeds of the plantation during her widowhood; to my daughters Rhoda Burton, Polley Robey and Aney Martin. Likewise to my five youngest daughters namely Elizabeth Ellis, Dicey Templeton, Peggy Patterson, Sally McGuire, Biddy Dunkin, $80 to be equally divided among them which is to be paid either in money or property by my executor in four years from my death. To my sons Edward Burton all my stock of hogs and sheep, and to my son William Burton 120 acres on West side of my spring branch joining James Sharpe corner, across the branch, ... to a marked post oak outside the plantation of the sd Witches lines for compliment. The balance of my land to my son Edward Burton. Appoint wife Elizabeth Burton and Uriah Patterson execs. /s/ Edward Burton; wit: Peter Claywell jurat, Thomas M. Saunders. N.B. The $80 named in this my will is to be payed by William & Edward Burton $40 each. /s/ Edward Burton. (no court filing date) (FHL film 19,191) (MAD: see John C. & Obedience in 1850 Cherokee Co. GA census)
      2-295: Will of Alexander Duncan, weak in body; (no date); if after paying my debts my home place or tract of land can be saved, my wife Jane to have the use of it for life together with whatever other property may remain after paying my debts; all my unmarried children shall have their living with their mother off my said home plantation. After the decease of my wife, my tract of land together with whatever other property may remain shall be equally divided among my children who are now unmarried. I have already done for my children James, Joseph and Adaline all that I feel able to do for them. It is my wish that John S. Hall shall execute this will, and I hereby appoint him my executor. /s/ Alexander (X) Duncan. Wit. James (X) Moore, George W. Lammens Jrt. Recorded Aug. 1844. (FHL film 19,191) The estate papers for this probate, Duncan, Alexander, 1844, filed by John S. Hall, exec, show Jane V. Duncan widow; children Jane Duncan, Calvin D. Duncan, Margaret Booker wife of John Booker, Thomas A. Duncan, Edward F. Duncan decd, Mary Bell wife of Smith Bell. (from pg.29, "Inventory of the Estate Papers of Iredell Co. NC 1788-1915" by Lois M.P. Schneider, 1987) (MAD: widow & some ch. in 1850 Maury Co. TN census; Margaret Duncan mar. John A. Booker 10/13/1846 in Maury Co. TN; John or Jane Fortune not indexed TN 1860, nor Smith Bell in TN 1850 or 1860)
      3-181: Will of Elijah Hicks, 21 Dec. 1865, prob. Feb. 1866, named wife Elender, son Milas E. 2/3 land, dau. Cecelia E. Hicks 1/3 land; the remainder to Jane E. Duncan wife of James Duncan, Asa I. Hicks, Elizabeth Chambers wife of Robert C. Chambers, William M. Hicks, Pinkney S. Hicks, Thomas B. Hicks, James F. Hicks, Sarah E. Ham wife of S.S. Ham, Amanda R. Marshall wife of W.W. Marshall, Carnetta A.C. Holland wife of William S. Holland; exec. son-in-law R.C. Chambers; wit. A.P. Sharpe, jurat, and Joel Wilson. (from pg.78, "Iredell Co. NC Unrecorded Wills 1788-1915 and Will Book III, 1845-1868" by Lois M.P. Schneider; FHL book 975.6793 P28s)

Iredell Co. NC Original Wills in NC Archives (FHL film 1,571,950)
      Will of Alexander Duncan, weak in body; (no date); if after paying my debts my home place or tract of land can be saved, my wife Jane to have the use of it for life together with whatever other property may remain after paying my debts; all my unmarried children shall have their living with their mother off my said home plantation. After the decease of my wife, my tract of land together with whatever other property may remain shall be equally divided among my children who are now unmarried. I have already done for my children James, Joseph and Adaline all that I feel able to do for them. It is my wish that John S. Hall shall execute this will, and I hereby appoint him my executor. /s/ Alexander (+) Duncan. Wit. James (X) Moore, George W. Lammens Jrt. Recorded Aug. 4, 1844.
      Will of Elizabeth Duncan of Iredell Co. NC, weak and sick of body; 10? March 1803; to my granddau. Elizabeth Calahan my bed and all the clothing belonging to it which is all I have, also all the tea equipage I have with my hat, also three plates, two porringus?, bason and four spoons and silver buckles. Also to my granddau. Peggy Calaham I give two of my best gowns, my mantle and clasps and three of my best petticoats together with my largest pewter bason and four spoons one lawn handkerchief, one fine apron, one fine shift, frying pans and pot and tankard & one linen handkerchief. Also to my grandson Benjamin Calahan I give my best hat and my great cloth. Also to my daughters Mary and Sarah I give the remaining part of my clothes not yet bequeathed. Also to my grandson Robert Calahan I give my Bible, Bostons four fold state and Wieks preperation. To my granddau. Martha Dobson I give the common prayer book. I hereby confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament, and utterly disanull and revoke every other former will. /s/ Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Wit. Andrew Kilpatrick, Marget Born?. Will proved May 1803. (recorded Book 1, pg.90)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Wilkes Co. NC Deed (FHL film 20,136)
      J-177: 28 July 1816, Jeremiah Harrison to Nathan Duncan, both Wilkes Co. NC, $50, land in "Iredell Co." on waters of South Yadkin adj. said Harrison, being part of a tract of 50 acres granted Harrison Jan. 11, 1792, near said Duncan's line, incl. apple orchard and land between Duncan's line west of the orchard, across the said tract of 50 acres, computed about 20 acres; wit. Elijah Davis.

Brunswick Co. VA Will (FHL film 30,633)
      3-483/5: 24 April 1767, will of Samuel Harwell (X) of St.Andrews Parish, Brunswick Co. (VA), sick and weak; to my wife Mary for life the land I now live on only to let my son Frederick have the liberty of working part of the land, likewise my household furniture and stocks of all kinds, likewise I lend my wife Mary the use of ... Negroes for life, namely Betty, Moll, Jenney, Sall, Fanny, Daniel; to my son James Harwell half the entry of land adj. land he now lives on to him & his heirs forever, likewise a negro woman Jean & her son? Staffon? with her future increase; to my son Samuel Harwell the other half of the entry of land adj. my son James to him & his heirs forever, likewise a negro girl Sall with her future increase after my wife's decease; to my dau. Mary a negro boy Daniel after my wife's decease; to my dau. Margaret after my wife's decease a negro woman Moll with her increase; to my dau. Catherine after my wife's decease a negro girl Fanney with her increase; to my dau. Drucilla a negro girl Hanna with her increase; to my son Frederick Harwell the plantation I now live on of 384a more or less, likewise 61a adj. Silvester Brenan? more or less & his lawful heirs forever, and for want of such heirs I give my son Samuel & heirs of his body; likewise I give to my son Frederick a negro boy Solomon, to my son Frederick after my wife's decease negro Betty & Faney? & their increase, likewise my household furniture & tools after my wife's decease and paying to my dau. Honora £20 cash. My intent that the legacies given my wife for life or widowhood and then descend to my chidren as their legacies, likewise the entry of land that I gave my son James as in lieu of some land I intended for him some time but likewise I give all the remaining part of my estate to my son Frederick; appoint my sons Samuel and Frederick executors. Wit. Isaac (+) Howze, John (+) Avery, William Edwards, Thomas Firth. Proved 25 May 1767 on oaths of Isaac Howze, William Edwards and Thomas Firth. (MAD: see Iredell Co. NC Deed for Harwell, C-274 & E-504, and Estate of Frederick Harwell, 1804, Jackson Harwell, admr. Heirs: Nancy Harwell, Joshua Gamlin, John Duncan, Rowell Honeycutt.)
 

OTHER RECORDS

"The Landmark" Statesville [Iredell Co.], North Carolina, Thursday, September 10, 1891 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 2/2004)
      The Landmark's New York Correspondent Married.
      THE LANDMARK last week received an invitation to attend the marriage of Mr. David T. Duncan and Miss Nellie Gaskins, which was solemnized at Bethel Church, Virginia, Tuesday evening, 8th inst. Mr. Duncan is a native of Virginia and is THE LANDMARK'S New York correspondent, and his marriage is an event which will be of peculiar interest to every reader of this paper. Our people have every week for eight years past followed his elegant pen with the keenest pleasure. His letters are the leading educational feature of THE LANDMARK, and, as it has remarked before, are the best writing done on any North Carolina paper. A city reader said not long since that he had for years read closely the letters of the best syndicate writers of the day, those of John Russell Young, George Alfred Townsend, and others, and we read that none were better written or of more interest than the New York letters to THE LANDMARK. It is even so. There is no feature of the paper that is so highly regarded and hence, as above suggested, the marriage of the gentleman who writes these charming letters is an event in which every subscriber to THE LANDMARK will feel a personal interest, and all will join it in the hope that the days of "D.T.D." may be long in the land and that his happiness as a married man may be complete.
 

OTHER SOURCES

Many early wills, probate records, deeds, and court minutes of Iredell Co. NC have been published in books. These books contain indexes to the Duncans who were witnesses or mentioned in some other capacity in the records, and should be consulted.

"Rowan Co. NC Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1763-1774" by Mrs. Stahle Linn, Jr. (from Evelyn Sigler 2/1981)
      This book contains several references in 1764-1769 to David Duncan, wife Elizabeth, she the widow of John Callahan.

1991 "Heritage of Rowan Co. NC" ed. by Katherine Sanford Petrucelli, pub. by Genealogical Society of Rowan Co. NC (FHL book 975.671 H2h V.1 and from Alta Sue Duncan 2/1992)
      Biographical sketch #217 refers to the 1877 "The Past and Present of Warren Co. IL" and 1886 "History of Warren Co. IL" about the Arthurs family of Rowan, Iredell and Cabarrus Cos. NC; Joseph Arthurs' first wife was Sarah Duncan, married 6/17/1783 in Rowan Co. NC, bondsman Thomas Duncan; Joseph Arthurs married second Catherine Wingfield; he died in 1810 in Iredell Co. NC. The sketch gives much more about the Arthurs family.
 

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