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

Last revised July 30, 2010

CALDWELL CO. NC
Formed 1841 from Burke, Wilkes
Alexander formed 1847 from Iredell, Caldwell, Wilkes
Watauga formed 1849 from Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes, Yancey
Mitchell formed 1861 from Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga
Avery formed 1911 from Caldwell, Mitchell, Watauga

1850 Caldwell Co. NC Census
Yadkin Dist.
Pg.56, #845-846, Albert DINKINS 37 NC school teacher $0
                  Sarah 35 NC
                  Lewis 14, Laura 13 NC
                  Delia (f) 10, Cinthia 6 NC
                  Sarah 3, Mary 5/12 NC
                  (MAD: perhaps wife was Sarah Payne Dunken, dau. of Abner Payne who died Oct. 1845 leaving a will recorded in Book A, pg.29; but see also 1850 Monroe Co. IN census, Jacob Duncan and Sarah, with son Abner, from NC)

1860 Caldwell Co. NC Census
Collettsville
Pg.328, #1003-933, J.A. DINKINS (m) 48 SC schoolteacher $0-$350
                  Sarah 45 NC schoolteacher
                  Lewis 23 NC mechanic
                  Elizabeth 15, Caroline 13 NC
                  Mary 11, Allice 7 NC

1870 Caldwell Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

Caldwell Co. NC Deed Indexes 1841-1968
      Duncan grantors start 1904, p.54 index D-E (FHL film 590,318)
      Duncan grantees start 1909, p.59 index Co-D (FHL film 590,334)
 

CATAWBA CO. NC
Formed 1842 from Lincoln

1850-1860 Catawba Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Catawba Co. NC Census
Hamilton Twp.
Pg.551, #65-65, DUNKIN, Frank 25 NC MULATTO railroad hand $0-$0
                  Harriet 33 NC MULATTO keeping house
                  Frank 13 NC MULATTO works in tan yard
                  Green (m) 12 NC MULATTO farm laborer
                  Pink (m) 9 NC MULATTO
                  Ann (f) 9 NC MULATTO
                  Bill 8, Emma 6, Susan 4 NC MULATTOS
                  Walter 3, Wallice (m) 2, Jane 1 NC MULATTOS

Catawba Co. NC Deed indexes, 1837-1926
      Grantors A-G, pg.173 - Duncan starts 1871, then 1880 (FHL film 593,295)
      Grantees A-D, pg.175 (FHL film 593,298)
            32-232: 1879, Harriet Duncan from P.J. Pitts al (next is 1901)
      Deeds V.1-2 1842-1880 (FHL film 593,287)
            2-380: 24 Jan. 1871, William Duncan of Jackson Co. IL, guardian of Mary Duncan, Darius Duncan, Catharine Duncan and William Duncan Jr., appoint A.G. Corpening of Catawba Co. NC attorney to collect all money due said Mary Duncan, Darius Duncan, Catherine Duncan and William Duncan Jr. from the estate of Soloman Shuford decd and to receipt the same, etc.; no wit. Authorization by Catawba Co. NC Probate Court to Jackson Co. IL Probate Court, 1 March 1871, to take acknowledgement of William Duncan, guardian; done, 31 March 1871; recorded 27 April 1871.
 
 

GREENE CO. NC
Formed 1799 from Dobbs or Glasgow

1800-1910 Greene Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1930 Census, Hookerton, Greene County, North Carolina (from Kathy Cawley 11/2008)
E.D.# 40-3, S.D.# 10, Page# 241B, Image# 2 of 7
12-13
DUNCAN,
William L.,
Head, owns/$5000., age 44, m'd at 22, GA./GA./GA., operator/cotton gin
Rosa C., Wife, age 43, m'd at 21, GA./GA./GA.
Charles C., Son, age 20, single, AL./GA./GA.
John F., Son, age 13, GA./GA./GA.
BRINSON, Theodore R., boarder, age 24, single, N.C./N.C./N.C., salesman/dry goods store
      (KDC: 1920 Cobb Co. GA)
 
 

HERTFORD CO. NC
Formed 1754 from Bertie, Chowan Northampton
Gates formed 1778 from Chowan, Hertford

1790-1860 Hertford Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Hertford Co. NC Census
Town of Murfreesboro
Pg.373, #119-120, DUNCAN, Marie 45 (f) NC (white) keeping house $1000-$300
                  Adlary? (f) 23 NC at home
                  Marie A. 18 NC at home
                  PAYN, Georgia (f) 8 NC at home

1880 Hertford Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed
 
 

LENOIR CO. NC
Formed 1791 from Dobbs

1800-1840 Lenoir Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Lenoir Co. NC Census
Pg.144, #40, Saney JONES (f) 48 NC
                  Francis G. (m) 25 NC farmer $800
                  Sarah E. 22, Elizabeth A. 19 NC
                  George W. 15, Asa W. 12, Martha R. 10 NC
                  Anderson DUNCAN 16 NC BLACK
Pg.149, #128, Thomas WIGGINS 51 NC farmer $0
                  Martha 19 NC
                  G. JONES (m) 75 NC (no occupation)
                  Y. (f) 35 NC
                  Simon DUNCAN 15 NC BLACK
                  Bicton (m) 13 NC BLACK
Pg.179, #580, Hardy DAUGHETY 47 NC farmer $0
                  Betsey 53 NC
                  Alprity? (m) 23 NC laborer
                  Lucretia LUCAS (f) 16 NC
                  Abner SEARS 12 NC
                  Eliza DUNCAN 10 NC BLACK
                  Southy (m) 5 NC MULATTO

1860 Lenoir Co. NC census
Trent Dist., P.O. Strabane
Pg.48, #358, Mathew B. WHITFIELD 24 NC farmer $10,000-$21,000
                  B.G. (m) 22 NC
                  James DUNCAN 21 NC overseer $0-$100
                  Curtis STROUD 30 NC farm laborer $0-$50
                  Smithy STROUD (f) 30 NC, Sarah 3 NC
                  (MAD: ?? son of Averyt of 1850 Wilson Co. TN census & 1860 Johnston Co. NC census)

1870 Lenoir Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed
 
 

MADISON CO. NC
Formed 1851 from Buncombe, Yancey

1860 Madison Co. NC Census
(page number in parentheses is stamped page number)
Pg.666 (333), #519-519, James UMPHRY 55 NC farmer $1000-$125
                  Elizabeth 48 NC
                  James 16, Jane 14 NC
                  Phillip 20, Rebecca 24 NC
                  Fenner C. (m) 5/12 NC
                  Pollie WHEELER 67 NC
                  Marion DUNCAN (m) 20 NC
                  (MAD: ? 1850 McDowell Co. NC census, son of Hampton Duncan)
Pg.667 (324), #525-525, Darcus PLEMINGS (f) 54 NC (blank) $0-$0
                  Peter 21, Jane 18, Gilbert 8 NC
                  Nancy DUNCA 17 NC
                  (MAD: "Dunca" as written; Nancy Plemons mar. 1859 Wm. W. Dunkin; perhaps the Nancy E. Duncan mar. 1867 Rufus W. Simpson)

1870 Madison Co. NC Census
Ivy P.O., Township No. 4
Pg.399, #8-8, DUNCAN, William 25 SC BLACK farm laborer $0-$0 (alone)
 
 

MARTIN CO. NC
Formed 1774 from Halifax, Tyrrell

1790-1870 Martin Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

Martin Co. NC Records
      Probate Index 1774-1930 - no Duncan (FHL film 347,827)
      Wills 1774-1810 - no index (FHL film 347,828)
      Grantor Deed Index 1772-1881 - no Duncan to 1867 (FHL film 347,837)
      Grantee Deed Index 1772-1881 - no Duncan to 1867 (FHL film 347,842)
 

NASH CO. NC
Formed 1777 from Edgecombe
Wilson formed 1855 from Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash, Wayne

1800-1840 Nash Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Nash Co. NC Census
Pg.264, #176, Theresa MOBLEY 43 NC MULATTO
                  Martha 19, Marcellus 16 NC MULATTO
                  Roxanna 13 NC MULATTO
                  Ned DUNSAN (sic) 78 NC BLACK

1860-1870 Nash Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

ONSLOW CO. NC
Formed 1734 from Preceding Bath

1790-1860 Onslow Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Onslow Co. NC Census
White Oak Twp.
Pg.88, #86-86, GRANT, Caesar (m) 44 NC BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Celia 45 NC BLACK keeping house
                  Clarissa 22 NC BLACK "no occupation"
                  Henry 18 NC BLACK farm laborer
                  Sylvia (f) 15 NC BLACK farm laborer
                  Sophia 10 NC BLACK at home
                  Nelly 2 NC BLACK
                  DUNCAN, John 19 NC BLACK farm laborer
 

PENDER CO. NC
Formed 1875 from New Hanover

Pender Co. NC Will (FHL film 802,817)
      A1-202: Will of Louisa Duncan, 26 Sept. 1872; of Rocky Point Twp, NC; to my son Patrick that tract of land on the W & WR Road bounded on N. by lands of Daniel Duncan, on E by the Duplin road, and on S. by G.P. Duncan; to the heirs of my deceased son W.E. Duncan, 21 acres commencing on E.side of the Duplin Road; in case the said heirs Rosco Ennis and Hugh Cowan should die before reaching age 21, then the lands shall be divided between my heirs equally or their heirs; to the heirs of my deceased son Joseph V. Duncan, 13 acres commencing where the Eastern boundary line of the afsd 21 acres corner; to my dau. Celia the ballance of said tract after the afsd 34 acres have been cut off as directed above; appoint T.J. Armstrong executor, revoking all former wills; /s/ Louisa Duncan; wit. T.J. Armstrong, J.A. Hocutt. Produced in Superior Court, 27 March 1896, by T.J. Armstrong the executor, proved on oath of T.J. Armstrong and J.A. Hocutt. (MAD: ? widow of George W. Duncan, 1850 and 1860 Johnston Co. NC census)

NC Cemeteries Index, Pre-1914 cemetery inscription card index, by Hist. Rec. Survey, WPA; Card index, surnames D-Jern (FHL film 882,949)
      Index cards alphabetic by name
      Pender Cemetery, Rocky Point ME Church South, US Hwy 117, Pender Co. NC
      Mrs. Louisa Duncan, b. March 15, 1814, d. March 18, 1894
 

POLK CO. NC
Formed 1847 from Henderson, Rutherford

1850-1860 Polk Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Polk Co. NC Census
Township 5
Pg.236, #206-209, John DUNCAN 36 SC distiller $0-$1020
                  Martha 20 SC keeping house

Polk Co. NC Deed Indexes 1855-1936 (Grantors pg.187 on FHL film 830,254; Grantees pg.75 on FHL film 830,255)
      4-73: 1868, C.O. Green to John A. Duncan, deed, 113-1/2a White Oak Creek (MAD: J.A. Duncan mar. Miss Mattie M. Green 4/22/1868; 1870 census pg.236 shows John Duncan 36 SC, distiller, wife Martha 20 SC)
      4-391: 1871, John A. Duncan to C.O. Green, deed, 108-1/2a White Oak Creek
      7-304: 1886, John S. and Agnes D. Richardson to Kate M. Duncan, deed, 2a Saluda Twp
      7-350: 1886, Kate M. Duncan to Wm. K. Nicholson, bond; same to Wm. A. Nicholson, mtge, 1886, 2a in Saluda
      8-105: 1887, W.E. and Gertrude Bennett to T.C. Duncan, deed, 20-1/2a Saluda Town; rec. 1888
      8-439: 1878, Andrew Tanner to D.R. Duncan, 1-1/2a adj. J.L. Sewart, rec. 1889 (MAD: perhaps David Robinson Duncan of Spartanburg Co. SC)
      next grantor 1902; next grantee 1908
 

RICHMOND CO. NC
Formed 1779 from Anson
Scotland formed 1899 from Richmond

1800-1860 Richmond Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1820 Richmond Co. NC Census
Pg.220  Jesse Donkins      000101  -  20001

1870 Richmond Co. NC Census
Williamson Twp.
Pg.655, #195-195, DUNCAN, Jane 40 NC (white) keeping house $0-$0
                  Nancy A. 19 NC at home
                  Sarah E. 14 NC at home
                  EVANS, Bettie 10 NC BLACK domestic servt

Richmond Co. NC Probate records
      Estate Records incl. appraisements & vouchers, 1821-1828, 1848-53 - no Duncan (FHL film 19,663)
      Cross-index to wills, v.2, 1779-1953 - no Duncan (FHL film 19,660)

Richmond Co. NC Deed Indexes 1784-1961 (grantors D on FHL film 19,666; grantees D-H on FHL film 478,228)
      I-247: 13 Sept. 1803, John Clements to John Duncan Sr., both Richmond Co. NC, £35, 150 acres on a drain of Hitchcock Creek on E.side Crawford's Road said to be Crowson's corner. Wit. Richard Dean, Peter Hamell? (FHL film 19,677)
      No other grantee until 1896; no grantor until 1887
 

WATAUGA CO. NC
Formed 1849 from Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes, Yancey
Mitchell formed 1861 from Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga
Avery formed 1911 from Caldwell, Mitchell, Watauga

1850 Watauga Co. NC Census
Pg.135, #404-408, John DINKINS 26 VA farmer $0
                  Ellen 19 NC
                  Nancy 2, Alexander 1 NC

1860-1870 Watauga Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

1984 "Heritage of Watauga Co. NC" Vol.I, 1984, and Vol.II, 1987, by Southern Appalachian Hist. Assn. (FHL book 975.6843 H2h)
      Vol.II of this book includes several biographies which mention Caroline Duncan, b.1844 in Johnson Co. TN, who married John Greenwell, and a Martha L. Duncan who married Isaac Moody as his second wife, perhaps in Johnson Co. TN. See this source for much more on the Greenwell family.
 

WAYNE CO. NC
Formed 1779 from Craven, Dobbs
Wilson formed 1855 from Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash, Wayne

1790-1810 Wayne Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed

1820 Wayne Co. NC Census
      Indexed Jane, Jonathan and Nathan Duncan; see Wilkes Co. NC

1830-1870 Wayne Co. NC Census
      No Duncan indexed
      (MAD: There were Dinkins families here, and the 1850 census shows a George "Dunkins" 50 NC and family which probably should be a Dinkins as in other census years)

Wayne Co. NC Probate Records
      Cross index to land divisions 1786-1938 - no Duncan through 1900 (FHL film 509,135)
      General index to estates, etc., 1820-1965 - none to 1944 (FHL film 508,729)
      Index to estates (decedents, minors, etc.) 1788-1965 - none to 1964 (FHL film 508,730)

Wayne Co. NC Deed indexes 1780-1921 A-G (grantors p.38 on FHL film 20,109; grantees on FHL film 20,112)
      Grantor Duncans start 1917; no grantee Duncan
 

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