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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised August 9, 2008

ROCKINGHAM CO. NC
Formed 1785 from Guilford
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1790 Rockingham Co. NC Census
Pg.168  Duncan, Peter           124xx
        Duncan, Peter           100xx
          (MAD: one Peter of Warren/Bute Co. had wife Alice)


1800 Rockingham Co. NC Census
Pg.442  Sarah Duncan            00000      - 10101
          (MAD: ? widow of Peter)
          (neighbors Wm. Chapman, Amy Overbey, Thomas Laeva?,
          William Wright, Martin Barlley?, Ann? Garison,
          Joseph Pague Sr)
   445  Peter Duncan            10010      - 20010
          (neighbors Charles & Hugh & Benjamin Williams,
          Moses Garrison, Aron Cantrall, John Abbott)
   454  Jean Cuningham          00000      - 00101
        Jos. Cuningham          20010      - 10100
        Jno. Cuningham          20010      - 10100
          (neighbors Reubin Robinson, John Price, William &
          Jno. Jones, Saml. & Adam Frolinger, Hezekiah Rhodes,
          John Harris)
   455  Jno. Cuningham          00101      - 00001
          (Troublesome Creek?)
          (neighbors Thomas Jr. & Nehen T?. & John King, Robert
          Brown, Rebecca Campbell, Richd. & John Henderson)
          (MAD: one John Cunningham named a dau. Jean Duncan
           in his will A-145 dated 3/26/1801, proved ca 1818??;
           from "Rockingham Co. NC Will Abstracts, 1785-1865"
           Vol.I, by Irene B. Webster; FHL book 975.663 S2r)
   462  Crasy Duncan            20000      - 00010
          (MAD: Keziah?; Cressey Duncan mar. Wm. Underwood
           10/20/1807; one Wm. Underwood in 1800 Caswell Co. NC
           p.736 20010 - 21010)
          (neighbors: Thomas Curtain, Bidy Gibson, William
          Lamboard?, Alexd. Laman?, Effim? Elliott?, John
          Reagan, James Oliver)


1810 Rockingham Co. NC Census
Pg. 9  Christian Duncan         20000      - 10010


1820 Rockingham Co. NC Census
Pg.598  Thomas Lilliard         100100     - 10100
          (MAD: mar. Tempey Duncan 10/6/1814; one Elijah Duncan
           mar. Ruthy Goffa 12/29/1820, bond by M. Lillard)
   626  Forrister Callaham      010010     - 20100
        William Dunkin          200100     - 00100
          (MAD: mar. Nancy Callahan 10/31/1816)
   652  Henry Wall              000101     - 00010
          (MAD: Henry Wall's will C-29 dated 10/20/1841
           prob. 5/1845 named a dau. Betsy Duncan; from
           "Rockingham Co. NC Will Abstracts, 1785-1865"
           Vol.I, by Irene B. Webster; FHL book 975.663 S2r)
   654  Christiana Dunkin       110000     - 00001
        Isaac Wall              100100     - 00100
          (MAD: Isaac Wall mar. Nancy Duncan 11/12/1818)


1830 Rockingham Co. NC Census
Pg.280  Forister Calihan        1100,01    - 2120,1
          (MAD: ? to Calloway Co. KY?)
   281  William Duncan          4120,01    - 0100,01
        Charles Duncan          0000,1     - 1000,1
          (MAD: ? 1840-1850 Benton Co. TN)
   298  Henry Wall Sr.          0010,0000,1 - 0110,0100,0?
          (1? female 60-70?; written over)
          (MAD: had dau. Betsy Duncan 1841)
   299  Henry Wall Jr.          0000,01     - 0000,0100,1


1840 Rockingham Co. NC Census
Pg.152  William Duncan          1221,001    - 0100,001
          (MAD: mar. Nancy Callahan)
          (neighbors Hannah Alingham?, Milton Cobb, John Thrum?,
           G.W. Millir?, Zachariah Janelt?, Mary Driskel,
           Thos. Riser?)
   157  William Duncan          0100,001    - 0000,01
          (MAD: mar. Elizabeth Wall)
        Henry Wall              0000,1000,01- 0001,001
          (MAD: next to William Duncan; had dau. Betsy Duncan 1841)
          (neighbors Henry Stratton?, Frances & T. & R.C. & W.S.
          Stubblefield, H.W. Crosby?, Sarah Millon?, Jno? Tyler,
          Nathl. Aliver?, David Gan.., Nancy Pemberton)

1850 Rockingham Co. NC Census
Pg.16, #213-222, Wm. DUNKIN 53 NC farmer $0
                  Elizabeth 61 NC
                  Thoms. COMBS 18 NC laborer $0
                  John MURPHY 22 NC laborer $0
                  (MAD: ages plain; Jarrell families in Eastern District pg.12; Wall family on pg. 15)
Pg.28, #387-396, Harrison DUNKIN 30 NC farmer $0
                  Lucy 25 NC
                  Wm. 2, John 6/12 NC
                  (MAD: Harison Dunkin mar. Lucy Frances Jarrell 1/25/1847; no other Duncans nearby as in 1860)
 

1860 Rockingham Co. NC Census
(cannot read page 166 or 260 on either filming; Forrester Dunken indexed on page 177, not found)
Oregon Hill
Pg.143, #85, William DUNKINS 55 NC farmer $380-$280
                  Elizabeth 40? NC
                  James LEA 16 NC farm laborer
                  (MAD: listed as #57-55, wife Elizabeth age 60 in "1860 Rockingham Co. NC Census" computerized by Don W. Hoover, by DAR, FHL book 975.663 X28fe)
Wentworth
Pg.166, #220?, William DUNKINS (indexed, cannot read)
                  (MAD: listed as #224-220, William DUNKINS 65 NC, Nancy 63 NC, Thomas 30, Lucy 20 NC, in "1860 Rockingham Co. NC Census" computerized by Don W. Hoover, by DAR, FHL book 975.663 X28fe)
                  (MAD: next household listed as #225-221, Harison DUNKINS 40 NC, William 11, Robert 9 NC)
Pg.166, #221, Robert DUNKINS 30?/80? NC farmer $900-$700 (cannot read)
                  (MAD: listed as #226-222, Robert DUNKIN 34 NC, Nancy 26 VA, Jane 6, Charles 4, John 2 NC; neighbors Thomas Galoway, Andrew Martin, John Dillard, Sallie W. Smallwood)
Dan River
Pg.167, #233?, William H. DUNKINS 35 NC farmer $280-$800?
                  Rosa? (Reda?) J. 30 NC
                  Martha 5, Eliza 2? (7?), Robert 4 NC
                  Charles? (Elihu?) DUNKINS 25? NC farmer
                  (MAD: listed as #233-229, wife Roda, dau. Eliza age 7, Charles' age 33; neighbors William Suttle, Joshua Mitchel, James Moor; in "1860 Rockingham Co. NC Census" computerized by Don W. Hoover, by DAR, FHL book 975.663 X28fe)
                  (MAD: William Dunkin mar. Rhody Jane Jarrell 1/4/1851)
Madison
Pg.177, ??, Forrester DUNKEN (not found)
                  (MAD: listed as #306-298, Forister DUNKIN 21 NC overseer, alone, neighbors Sanford Manly, James Whitworth, Garland Pratt)
Leuksville
Pg.260, #214-839, N.D.L. KILLION? 40 NC & family
                  Nancy DUNKIN 22 NC
                  (MAD: very difficult to read; Nancy age 23, in household of N.D.L. MILLNER, neighbors William Moore, David Price, Grant Ray; in "1860 Rockingham Co. NC Census" computerized by Don W. Hoover, by DAR, FHL book 975.663 X28fe)
 

1870 Rockingham Co. NC Census
Mayo Twp.
Pg.298, #492-452, DUNCAN, Thomas 45 NC farmer $0-$0
                  Lucy 40 NC keeping house
                  Nancy 4, John 2, Charles 1 NC
                  MOYER, Harrison 28 NC BLACK farm laborer
Oregonville Twp. #2
Pg.315, #51-51, MITCHEL, Mary L. 47 TN farmer $300-$100
                  Rachal A. 18, William J. 17 NC farm laborers
                  John H. 13, Thomas P. 13 NC farm laborers
                  Charles F. 11 NC farm laborer
                  Mary E. 9, Nancy E. 6 NC
                  MOBLEY, Rachel 76 NC at home
                  DUNCAN, Elizabeth 78 NC at home (MAD: Betsy Wall)
Wentworth Twp.
Pg.371, #83-75, RATLIFF, John A. 47 VA farmer $750-$500
                  Mary E.R. 42 NC keeping house
                  Sallie 21, Jimmie (f) 19, Mary 14 NC at home
                  Lizzie 12, Lucy 11 NC at home
                  James 7, Nannie 5, Minnie (f) 1 NC
                  DUNKAN, W.H. (m) 23 NC farm laborer $400-$0
Pg.377, #189-173, DUNCAN, Harison 50 NC farmer $200-$0
                  Bettie 26 NC keeping house
                  Jimmie (m) 5, Sammie (m) 4 NC
                  Charlie (m) 2 NC
                  ODLE, Martha 10 NC
                  DUNKAN, William 76 NC at home
                  (MAD: William's wife was Nancy Callahan; "Horace" Duncan mar. 1861 Bettie Hopper)
Pg.381, #237-221, DUNCAN, William 50 NC farmer $300-$300
                  Rhoda J. 43 NC keeping house
                  Martha 18, Elga (f) 16 NC farm laborers
                  Robert J. 13, William 10 NC farm laborers
                  Bettie R. 4, Mary 2 NC
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Rockingham Co. NC Probate records; Inventory dockets of accounts & estates
      1829-1833 -- not paged (FHL film 518,403)
      1833-1835 -- no index
      1835-1842 -- no Duncan
      1842-1844 -- no Duncan
      1845-1847 -- no Duncan (FHL film 518,404)
      1847-1850 -- no Duncan
      1851-1855 -- no Duncan (FHL film 518,405)
      Quit

Rockingham Co. NC Probate records; Record of Settlements and Guardians (FHL film 518,408)
      1817-1829 -- no index, loose pages mixed in book
      1829-1843 -- no index
      1843-1848 -- no Duncan
      1847-1855 -- no Duncan

Rockingham Co. NC Probate records; Orig. wills at NC Archives (FHL film 1,578,534 item 2)
      No Duncan; have Darby Callahan 1787
 

LAND RECORDS

Rockingham Co. NC Deed indexes (grantee index on FHL film 518,269; grantor p.71 on FHL film 518,258)
      No Dinkins, Denkins
      No Power of attorney to Robert Martin of Rockingham Co. NC from heirs of Jacob Duncan of Duplin Co. NC, ca 1829.
      A-88: 1786, John Duncan to Elijah Joyce, 200a Shepherds Creek
      B-67: 1787, John Duncan to Peter Scales, 150a Mayo R.
      M-487: 1808, Charles Duncan, atty-in-fact, to Sterling Ruffin, 1000a S.side Dan River
      M-491: 1808, Charles Duncan, atty-in-fact, to William E. Brodnax, 2887a S.side Dan River
      O-195: 1811, Jno. Simon Farley & others to Charles Duncan & others, power of attorney, full possession of Saura Town Property. (deed itself not copied)
      2N-195: 1843, William Duncan to Lorenzo D. Sanders, Trustee, mortgage, personal property.
      2N-262: 1844, John Duncan to Pendleton Ratliff, trustee, mortgage, 94-1/2a Town Creek
      2O-270: 1846, Lewis Bradfield to Benjamin F. Duncan, 318-1/2a A.M. Searcy land
      2R-154: 1851, Benjamin F. Duncan to Richard B. Henderson, 237a Brush Fork Creek
      2R-290: 1852, William Duncan to George L. Aiken, trustee, deed, personal property
      2S-282: 1855, Division of Land, Lucy F. Duncan, Rhoda J. Duncan, & others to Sarah E. Carver & others, 406a (heirs of Colby Jarrell)
      2X-250: 1866, Horace Duncan to W.B. Ratliff trustee, mortgage, 57a Fishing Creek
      2W-175: 1862, Geo. C. Cahal to Harrison Duncan, 57-1/4a
      2Y-222: 1869, Thomas H. Duncan homestead, personal property
      2Y-272: 1869, Harrison Dunkin homestead, 43-2/3a & personal property
      2Y-273: 1869, Wm. M. Dunkin homestead, 80a & personal property
      3A-443: 1871, Wm. H. Duncan Sr. & Rhoda I. Duncan to Harrison Duncan, 13a Little Rockhouse Creek
      3A-454: 1871, Wm. H. Duncan Jr. & Harrison Duncan to Wm. H. Duncan Sr. & Rhoda I. Duncan, estate of Vicy Jarrell decd. Rockhouse Creek
      3A-455: 1871, Harrison Duncan & Wm. H. Duncan Jr. to Samuel Carver, 54a Little Rockhouse Creek
      3G-455: 1876, Peter Duncan & others by Jas. H. Hall Shff, to J.N.T. Martin, 101a adj. Rakestraw & others
      3G-457: 1876, Peter Duncan & others by Jas. H. Hall Shff, to J.N.T. Martin, 300a Hickory & Buffalo Creeks
      3S-137: 1882, Wm. & Cassandra Bailey to Wade H. Duncan, 136a Piney fork
      3S-139: 1884, Wade H. & Mary Duncan to Wm. B. Ratliffe trustee, mortgage, 136a Piney Fork
      79-49: 1888, W.J. & Rhoda J. Duncan to J.W. Gammon, mortgage, 60a adj. J.W. Moore & others
      80-598: 1889, W.J. & Rhoda J. Duncan & others to J.W. Gammon, deed, 67a lots 7 & 8 in Div. Colby Jarrell Est, see book 2S p.282
      80-599: 1889, J.W. & Martha Gammon to Rhoda J. Duncan, 22a adj. J.M. Moore & others
      Quit

Rockingham Co. NC Deeds
      A-88: 15 Aug. 1786, John Duncan (signed) to Elijah Joyce, £50, 200 acres on Shepherds Creek, on said Elijah Joyce's line, Isaac Vanons? line, John Joyce's corner. Wit. Enos Hooper, Andrew Joyce, John Barnes (Baines?). (FHL film 19,706)
      B-67: 7 March 1787, John Duncan to Peter Scales, £100, 150 acres on south side Mayo River, Isham Sharp's corner rock in Mayo River, Rice's line, Joshua Smith's corner. Wit. Joseph Scales, Robert Triliss (Trilips?), Jno. Scales. (FHL film 19,706)
      M-487: 29 May 1807, Elizabeth Morson of England by Charles Duncan of Petersburg, her attorney ... (not copied further). (FHL film 19,708)
      M-491: Similar to M-487. Not copied.
      O-195: Similar to M-487. Not copied. (FHL film 19,709)
      2N-195: 16 Aug. 1843, John W. May to Sorenzo D. Lander (Lorenzo D. Sander?), William (x) Duncan of the 3rd part; William Duncan owes John W. May; mortgage ... crop growing on the place I now lease ... attached to the place I now live on. Wit. Fontaine Jarrell?. (FHL film 19,715)
      2N-262: 29 Jan. 1844, John Duncan to Pendleton Ratliff, Thomas Roach Jr. of the third part; mortgage; John Duncan executed bonds to Thomas Roach Jr. due 1843, the bonds were sold by Roach to John T. Ellington; John Duncan mortgages 94-1/2 acres in Rockingham Co. on Town Creek adj. lands of heirs of Colby Jarrel. Wit. James Wright. (FHL film 19,715)
      2O-270: 1 Sept. 1843, Lewis Bradfield to Benjamin F. Duncan, $400, 318-1/2 acres adj. A.M. Seauy?, J. Deland?. Wit. Wm. M. Eltington, Mssrs? M.S. Bright. (FHL film 19,715)
      2R-154: 23 Dec. 1848, Benjamin F. Duncan to Richard B. Henderson, $262.40, (no acreage) land on Brushy Fork adj. James Dilworth, John? (Isham?) Price, and others. Wit. T.W. Welson, Bird Godsey. (FHL film 19,716)
      2R-290: 14 Feb. 1852, William Duncan mortgage; owes Charles Hernlin? (Humline?); mortgage of animals, corn, etc. Wit. Thos. Humlin, James C. Martins. (FHL film 19,716)
      2S-282: 23 Nov. 1855; Commissioners appointed by Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, on 15 Nov. 1855 divided among Levicy Jarrell, Willis L. Cole, & Lucy F. Duncan & William A. Jarrell & James H. Jarrell & Rhoda J. Jarrell (sic) & Robert F. Jarrell and Sarah A.E. Carver, the lands of Colby Jarrell, devised to them by his list will and testament: Lot #1 to Levicy Jarrell in devisalty?, 94 acres (no value); Lot #2 to James H. Jarrell in severalty, 42 acres valued at $210; Lot #3 to William A. Jarrell in severalty, 47 acres valued at $282; Lot #4 to Willis L. Cole in severalty, 47 acres valued at $164.50; Lot #5 to Sarah A.E. Carver in severalty, 53 acres valued at $185.50; Lot #6 to Lucy F. Duncan in severalty, 41 acres valued at $102.50; Lot #7 to Rhoda J. Duncan (sic) in severalty, 41 acres valued at $82; Lot #8 to Robert F. Jarrell in severalty, 41 acres valued at $102.50. The more valued dividends charged with such sums of money respectively to be paid to those of inferior value respectively, that is to say, Lot #2 to James H. Jarrel is to pay to Lot #6 to Lucy F. Duncan the sum of $48.72; Lot #3 to William A. Jarrell to pay Lot #6 (no name) the sum of $10.06 and Lot #8 to Robert F. Jarrell the sum of $31.34; the Lot #4 to Willis L. Cole to pay Lot #8 the sum of $3.22; the Lot #5 to Sarah A.E. Carver to pay Lot #8 the sum of $24.22; Lot #3 to William A. Jarrell to pay Lot #7 to Rhoda J. Duncan (sic) the sum of $79.28. /s/ F.B. Mabre?, John T. Ellington, John Carter, Jno. G. Robertson. (FHL film 19,716)

Rockingham Co. NC Deeds
      MAD: wanted to sort out Wm. & Wm. J. & Wm. H. Duncan. In 1870 Rockingham Co.:
            William age ca 76 (wife was Nancy Callahan)
            Harrison (1st decd wife Lucy Jarrell; oldest son William H. 23)
            William (age 50, wife Rhoda Jarrell)
            Colby Jarrell's land was divided in 1855, Lucy had lot 6 and Rhoda had lot 7, 41 acres each.
      2W-175: 26 Aug. 1862, George C. Cahal of Rockingham Co. NC to Harrison Duncan of same, $600, 57-1/4 acres adj. John Carater, Jones W. Burton, Leaksville Road; wit. Thos. A. Ratliff. (FHL film 19,718)
      2X-250: 14 July 1866, Horace Duncan of Rockingham Co. NC to W.B. Ratliff of same; Duncan owes Ratliff $197 due by bond this date, also $88 25 July 1865, to Alfred Saunders one bond of this date for $95, to Jarrell & Ratliff one bond balance due not recollected, balance due to my father William Duncan, one note to William T. Williams admin. of his decd. father for $100 for which my brother William Duncan Jr. is security, E.W. Hancock bond for $25 or $30, John Y. Stokes bond for $25 or $30, Wm. M. Ellington one or two small bonds; to secure payment, in trust to William B. Ratliff, wagon & harness, farm animals, furniture, crop, 1/2 tract of land in Rockingham Co. NC on Leaksville Road and waters of Fishing Creek where Joseph Roberts now lives containing 57 acres adj. lands of John & George Carter, Jones W. Burton & others, to be paid by 1 July 1867. /s/ Horace (X) Duncan, W.B. Ratliff, T.A. Ratliff; wit. F.W. Watson. (FHL film 19,718)
      2Y-222: Returned 2 March 1869; per Act of Assembly 22 Aug. 1868, appoint James J. Dallas, Wm. W. Letle and John T. Ellington, 3 disinterested freeholders, to take oath and lay out homestead to Thomas H. Duncan; list of personal property not to exceed $500: incl. 1 bed, 1 "trunnel" bed, etc., $89. (FHL film 518,280)
      2Y-272: Returned 8 April 1869; per Act of Assembly 22 Aug. 1868, appoint James J. Dallas, John G. Willson and Samuel Carver, 3 disinterested freeholders, to take oath and lay out homestead to Harrison Dunkin, land not to exceed $1000, incl. land on which applicant now lives adj. lands of J.J. Dallis, William Dunkin & others, 43-2/3 acres, $86; personal property not to exceed $500 incl. 2 beds, 1 "trunnel" bed, etc., value $49.70. (FHL film 518,280)
      2Y-273: Returned 8 April 1869; per Act of Assembly 22 Aug. 1868, appoint James J. Dallas, John G. Willson and Samuel Carver, 3 disinterested freeholders, to take oath and lay out homestead to William M. Dunkin; met at house of William M. Dunkin on 8 April 1869, land not to exceed $1,000 and personal property not over $500; incl. farm utensils, dishes, 2 beds, etc., $169.80. (Indexed homestead, 80 acres & personal property) (FHL film 518,280)
      3A-443: 18 Dec. 1871, Wm. H. Duncan (X) and wife Rhoda J. (X) of Rockingham Co. NC to Harrison Duncan of same, $100, 13 acres on waters of Little Rock House Creek, known as lot 6 in division of land of Colby Jarrell decd, adj. W. side of the road, Wm. Settles corner, Croksville Road; no wit. (FHL film 518,280; indexed Wm. H. Duncan Sr.)
      3A-454: 18 Dec. 1871, Harrison Duncan (X) and William H. Duncan Jr. (1st part) to Wm. H. Duncan Sr. and wife Rhoda J. Duncan (2nd part), $100, land on waters of Rockhouse Creek, being the lot drawn by said parties of 2nd part in division of dower lands of Vicy Jarrell decd; wit. A.J. Boyd. (FHL film 518,280)
      3A-455: 18 Dec. 1871, Harrison Duncan and Wm. H. Duncan Jr. of Rockingham Co. NC to Samuel Carver of same, $400, 54 acres on waters of Little Rock House Creek adj. the road near Wm. Settle's; no wit, no wife. (FHL film 518,280)
      3G-455: 3 April 1876, James H. Hall, Sheriff, to J.N.T. Martin; by virtue of judgement wherein Peter Duncan & others were plaintiffs and W.H. Foy, Samuel Martin & others were defendants, execution levied on lands of Samuel Martin, order for sale issued fall 1875 to satisfy $1256.80 due, sold 3 April 1876 to J.N.T. Martin as highest bidder for $115, 101 acres adj. Rakestraw's line, Alex. Harris' corner; wit. S.F. Watkins. (FHL film 518,283) (MAD: W.H.Foy and Peter Duncan of ? 1850 Stokes Co. NC)
      3G-457: 3 April 1876, James H. Hall, Sheriff, to J.N.T. Martin; by virtue of judgement wherein Peter Duncan & others were plaintiffs and W.H. Foy, Samuel Martin & others were defendants, execution levied on lands of Samuel Martin, order for sale issued fall 1875 to satisfy $1256.80 for which Samuel Martin is liable, sold 3 April 1876 to J.N.T. Martin as highest bidder for $300, land adj. Samuel Gann, Drury Smith, Joseph H. Smith heirs, and Alexander Harris on waters of Hickory and Buffalo Creeks, 300 acres; see deeds from John Brown to Samuel Martin rec. in Book 2P, page 10, and will of Andrew Martin recorded Aug. 1856; wit. S.F. Watkins. (Indexed 300 acres Hickory & Buffalo Creeks) (FHL film 518,283)
      3S-137: 16 March 1882, William Bailey (X) and wife Cassandra (X) of Rockingham Co. NC to Wade H. Duncan of same, $500, 76 acres adj. lands of P.J. King, John R. Hoover, F.D. King and others, being the interest inherited by C. Bailey of her decd. father William King & others, on N.prong Piny Fork Creek in Creed F. Ellington's line, corner of F.D. & P.J. King, John Straders line; and 60 acres adj. John Strader's line, Catharine King's line, F.D. King's line, P.J. King's line, Hudson tract; no wit. (FHL film 518,289)
      3S-139: Trust deed, 16 March 1882, Wade H. Duncan and wife Mary (X) of Rockingham Co. NC (1st part), William B. Ratliffe of same (2nd part), and William Bailey of same (3rd part); Duncan owes Bailey $500 for 136 acres bought of William Bailey; in trust to William B. Ratliffe. (FHL film 518,289)
      79-49: Mortgage, 27 Feb. 1888, W.H. Duncan of Rockingham Co. NC owe J.W. Gammon of same $100, to secure note, trust deed for 60 acres adj. J.W. Moore, J.J. Dallas & others; /s/ Rhoda J. Duncan (X), W.J. Duncan (X); wit. Jno. W. Mobley; release of dower by Rhoda J. Duncan. (FHL film 518,294; indexed "W.J.")
      80-598: 8 May 1889, Wm. H. Duncan and wife Rhoda J., and R.F. Garrell (later "Jarrell") of Rockingham Co. NC to J.W. Gammon, $500, 67 acres adj. lands of Wm. Settle, Alford Ratliffe, J.M. Moore decd, James J. Dallas and others on waters of Town Creek, being all of lots 7 & 8 in Division of lands of Colby Jarrell per record deeds 2S pg.282; no wit. (FHL film 518,294)
      80-599: 8 May 1889, J.W. Gammon and wife Martha J. of Rockingham Co. NC to Rhoda J. Duncan, wife of Wm. H. Duncan of Rockingham Co. NC, $400, 22 acres adj. lands of James Dallas, J.M. Moore decd, Robt. F. Jarrell and others, being the lands conveyed by Wm. Jarrell and wife to J.W. Gammon except 8a out of SW corner; no wit. (FHL film 518,294)
 

COURT RECORDS

Go to the Rockingham Co. NC Court Records
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, William, wife Nancy; SO 7326, SC 7569; BL 90140-40-50, 96257- 120-55; Private in Capt. George W. Baker's Co. NC Mil. 11/26/1814 to 2/22/ 1815; sol. res. 1853, 1860 Rockingham Co. NC, 1872 Rockingham Co. (PO Leakville) NC; maiden name Nancy Callahan m. Nov. 7, 1816, Rockingham Co. NC.
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES


Stokes Co. NC Deeds

      4-350: 14 Dec. 1803, John Green of Maddison Co. VA, to Alamander Duncan of Rockingham Co. VA, (sic) £154.7, 100 acres on Hewins Creek adj. Green's land. Wit. Russell Vauter, John Southern. Proved by John Southern March 1804. (FHL film 466,266)
      6-223: 25 July 1815, John Terry and wife Anna, John Wilson and wife Rebecca, William Wilson and wife Elizabeth, David Murphy and wife Polly, "Alamander Duncan and Susanna his wife", John Vaughn, Mitchell Vaughn, Theodolia Vaughn and Joseph Vaughn, all of Stokes and Rockingham Cos. NC, to Constantine Ladd, $500 respectively to each of them, all their ... undivided shares ... land formerly owned by Joseph Vaughn, late of Stokes Co., decd, devolved to them as heirs at law. /s/ Elemander Duncan, Susannah Duncan, etc. Wit. W.H. Ladd, Thomas Carr. (FHL film 466,268)
      8-256: 20 Sept. 1814, Henry Jackson to Charles Duncan, both Stokes Co. NC, ... (FHL film 466,269)
      9-148: 10 Sept. 1827, Randall D. Scales of Rockingham Co. NC to Charles Duncan of County and State aforesaid, land in County of Stokes, 400 acres, $800, on South and North Beaver Island Creek, deed 6 June 1827, land from Charles Riggs to Hugh Martin Nov. 1803, Reg. Book D, pg.537 & 538, plantation where said Charles Duncan now lives. Wit. William Werd, Ephraim Stephenson; reg. Stokes Co. on oath of William Ward. (FHL film 466,269)
      13-61: 21 Sept. 1838, from John Carter, Landan Carter, William Carter, Benj. F. Carter, Joseph Vaughn and Mahala his wife, and James Carter, all of Stokes and Rockingham Cos. NC, $500, .... (FHL film 466,271)
 

Pope Co. IL Deeds (SLC 6/20/2008)
      H-133: 26 Feb. 1857, William (X) Duncan and wife Martha H. of Pope Co. IL to Robert F. Smith of Rockingham Co. NC, $13, undivided interest in 96 acres in Rockingham Co. NC beg. at Samuel Cobs corner, S to William Benets corner, W with Clemuel Smith's line to Traven Palmers line, then N, then E to beg., known as Widow Smith's land. (FHL film 964,518 item 1) (MAD: William Duncan mar. Martha Smith 8/7/1856, bond John Duncan, in Rockingham Co. NC; probably not the William B. Duncan who mar. Martha Kinser in 1853 in Williamson Co. IL, on the 1860 census there)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1876 "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon Co. IL" by John Carroll Power (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson & Co.) (from Sue Monaghan 10/1995)
      SM: Note: Additional information is available for most of the families that married with the Duncans listed below.
      Pg.749: Isaac Wall, 1790- still living in 1876, married in NC to Nancy Duncan. They moved to Rockingham Co. TN (MAD: should be Rockingham Co. NC) and then to Auburn, Sangamon Co. IL in 1830. They had 4 children: Elijah, William, Johnson C., and Richard C. Mrs. Nancy Wall died in 1833/1834. Isaac Wall married again and went to MO.
 

OTHER SOURCES

Some early Rockingham Co. NC records have been published by Irene B. Webster and others. These books contain indexes to the Duncans who were witnesses or mentioned in some other capacity in the document, and should be consulted.

"Early Families of the NC Counties of Rockingham & Stokes with Rev. Service" by James Hunter Chapter DAR, Vols.I&II (from Evelyn Sigler 5/1982 and FHL book 975.66 D2d)
      Vol.I, Pg.132-3, contains an article on the Webster family, including Benjamin Fewell Webster who married 4 Feb. 1835 in Stokes Co. NC to Nancy W. Duncan, dau. of Rev. Charles Duncan and Sally Covington of Rockingham Co. NC.
      Vol.II, pg.17, contains an article on the Burroughs family, including Ann Duncan, daughter of George Burroughs (d.1818 Halifax Co. VA) and Jean Scates (d.1847 Rockingham Co. VA), who may be the Ann Duncan who died in Stokes Co. NC by 1848, for whom Joel West was administrator. (MAD: see Joel Vest, administrator in 1862 of John C. Duncan b.1846-47 of Forsyth Co. NC 1850) This family is also mentioned in "Revolutionary War Period Bibles, Family & Marriage Records" by Lu, Vol.5, pg.103, and "VA/WV Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records" Vol.1, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Heritage Books, 1988, and other similar volumes.
 

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