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Last revised August 9, 2008

SPARTANBURG CO. SC
Formed 1785 from District 96
Cherokee formed 1897 from Union, York, Spartanburg
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1790 Spartanburg Co. SC Census
(and from Charles Hite 10/1994)
Pg. 90  Wm. Moore, David Jones, John McKelroy,
        John McKelroy Sen., Sam Nisbitt, John Willson,
        John Runnold, Wm. Biter, John Gostin,
        James Hughes, Will Runnold,
        William Dunncan       224
        Thos. Radey, Isham Mathis,
        John Dunnan           202
        Matthew Patton, Abraham Biarcayr,
        Richard Biarcayr, Thos. Doeg, Alexr. Evins,
        Philip Johnston, Moses Biter, Sam Nealy, Sam Steward
        (following not in order) John Collins, John Snoddy,
        William Ford, Andrew Berry, Will Turner
          (CWH: one Andrew Barry witnessed 1776 will of
            Patrick Duncan in Camden Co. SC)


1800 Spartanburg Co. SC Census
Pg.179  James McDowel, Wm. Archer, Joseph Venable
        George Dunkin         21010 - 11010    (S.Pacolet)
        Thomas Kizzee, Isaac Anderson, George M. Williams
   181  Wm. Breshears, James Jordan,
        Armisted Shoemate, Manley Ford
        Wm. Dunkin            31010 - 10010    (S.Pacolet)
        Hoseah Kemp, Charles Moore,
        Francis Pride, James Bright
   182  Rachel Allen, Wm. M. Daniel, Henry Jameson
        John Dunkin           00001 - 11101    (S.Fork Tyger)
          (MAD: wife Mary "Sarah"; 1809 Newberry Co. SC)
        James Hughes, John Owens
        Wm. Dunkin            42110 - 23010
          (MAD: Deed G-152, wife Ruth, witness James Duncan,
            ?? see Lawrence & Hickman Cos. TN ??)
        John Foster, Malichi Escridge, Daniel Allin,
        Elisha Tucker, John Massey
   183  Alexr Evins           30210 - 11010
        Ephraim Drummon, Nat M. Klerath,
        John Barry, James Cowen
        John Dunkin           30010 - 10010    (N. Pacolet)
        John Hammett, Wm. Hurst
   184  John Spelee, John Means, Wm. Lindsey
        John Dunkin           20010 - 10100
        Peter Bragg, Thomas Rice, Thomas Williamson


1810 Spartanburg Co. SC Census
Pg.198a James Lecy/Lucy, Micajah Barnett, John Cook,
        Edith Ligon/Legon, Robert Martin, Frank Mason
        John Duncan           12010 - 11010    (Fairforest)
        James Cook, James Ross, Elizabeth Ward,
        Reuben Mathews, William Robinson
          (MAD: re Micajah Barnett, See 1793 Wilkes Co. NC
            Tax List, Grisham's Dist., Pg.311, Michajah
            Bennet; see 1800 Spartanburg Co. SC census,
            Pg.200, Micajah Barnett 31010 - 30010 (no Micajah
            in NC); see 1802 MS Territorial Petition,
            Micjah Bennett)
   201a John Haddock, Josiah Sparks, Abraham Dailey,
        Jesse Cane, John Easterwood, James Dillard
        Jesse Duncan          00100 - 00001    (N. Pacolet)
        Ben Pennington, Susanah Walker, Thomas Cole
   202a Samuel Saunders Sr., William Saunders,
        William Patterson
        John Duncan           02221 - 01101
        Casper Webber, Thomas Collins, Mary Arendale,
        Elizabeth Mayfield, William Hutson,
        Elisha Mayfield, John Clark


1820 Spartanburg Co. SC Census
Pg.237  James Turner, Wm. Blackwood, Edmond Cooly,
        David Bettiss, Wm. Camron,
        Chas. C. Duncan       310030 - 10300
        Moses Holcomb, Vincent Kimbal, Robt. McDowel,
        Nat. Dangered, Christopher Golightly,
        Wm. Copeland, Alexr Cunningham
        Elizabeth Kendrick    010100 - 02101
          (MAD: see in Warren Co. NC)
   239  William Bottsed? (Pottsed?), Anson Colt,
        David Davis,
        John Duncan           221301 - 10010
          (MAD: Wm. Elmore on S.Tyger)
        John Brown, Thompson Davis, Wm. Adkins,
        Richd. Adkins, Wm. Elmore, Saml. Burnes,
        James Burns, John Wood, John Waters
   261  Drury Hutchinson, John Pierce, Peter Weaver,
        Henry Cannady, Owen Hunbin?, Randolph Barnet,
        Sollomon Sanders, Wm. Reid,
        John Duncan           100010 - 30010
        James Phinly, Thos. Spinker, John Phinly,
        John Wood, John Arnold
          (MAD & CWH: see Lincoln Co. NC; one Randolph Barnet
            was a bondsman for 1813 marriage of Owen Clark
            (John Owen Clark) to Effey Duncan, probably the
            dau. of John Duncan who d. 1828 Hardeman Co. TN;
            one Randolph Barnet was an exec. of will (2-365)
            dated 1845 proved 1851 of Absolom Duncan, wife Mary.
            No proof of relationship if any.)
   263  Peggy McKie, Elizabeth Lipscomb, Patsy Brock,
        Thos. Floyd, Polly Cook, Nancy Greyton (Guyton?),
        Easter Hambree, Frr? Pierce?,
        Jesse Duncan          000010 - 00101
           (MAD: wife Martha)
        Jonathan Buas?, Alexdr. McKie, John Burgess,
        Thomas Thomas, John Lipscomb, Wm. Lipscomb,
        John Lipscomb
   273  Arch. Holcomb, John Jackson, John Ridins,
        Nancy Bowlen, B?y King, John Haton, John Lively,
        Fanny Pruatt, Nathan Pruatt,
        Charity Duncan        010200 - 00010
        Isaiah Bowlen, Saml. Hunt, Thompson Cleton,
        Gowin Cleton, Gowen Cleton (younger),
        Seth Poole, Adam Mcilrath


1830 Spartanburg Co. SC Census
Pg. 245  George W. Poole, ?? Spencer, Henry Littlejohn,
         Mr. Hall & J. Dunkin   0000,1011     - 0012,0010,1
         John Woods, Wm. Griffin, T?. Quinn Stott & R. Stott,
         L. Beardon & S. Quinn, Muse? Bryant,
         John Spocks Sr., Rosanna Boling
    276  James Adkins, Daniel Adkins, Wm. Wilson,
         Wm. Davis son of S., Wm. Davis son of D.,
         Elisha Davis, Jane D?. Young, Susannah Wilson,
         Henry Smith,
         James Dunkin           1001          - 0000,2
         Richard Keller, Felix Turner, Sophia Conner,
         James Hudgins, John K. Wood, Benjamin T. Wood,
         John Duncan            0011,1001     - 0001,0001
         (p.277) Wm. Staggs, Nelson Mason, Stephen Sizemore,
         Ephraim Sizemore, Ephraim Sizemore s, Daniel Evans
    280  Wm. B. Poole, Benj. Quinn, Wm. Poole,
         John Weather.., Aaron Crocker,
         Jesse Duncan           2100,01       - 0000,01
          (MAD: 1840-1850 Union Co. SC census; wife Martha)
         Benjamin Poole, Joseph Alexander,
         James Poole, Joel Weeks
    295  John Repen?, John Howard, James Staggs,
         Samuel Dunken          1000,01       - 1200,1
         Rebecca Mcelrath, Thomas Basker, Robert Christopher,
         William Hambee, Ellis Johnson, Wm. Lott,
         George W. Johnson, John Cox,
         Paul Combee, Absalom Wright,
         James Dunkin           0000,0000,001 - 0
         Aaron Smith, Solomon Autory, Clemmet Powell,
         Hiram & N. James, Amis? Heridux, Bringhton Thomas,
         Alston Cooper, Thomas Mason, James Roddy
    314  Wm. Mclure?, Woodson Burret?, Wm. Copeland,
         John McClure, Alexander Copeland, Wm. Foster,
         Wm. Cantrell,
         Milly Duncan           102           - 2001
          (MAD: widow of Charles C. Duncan by 1828)
         Jacoris? Young Esq., Nathaniel Dodd,
         Moses Foster, Wm. Wilkins


1840 Spartanburg Co. SC Census
Pg. 64  Jas? Dantzler, Richd. C. Keller,
        J.W. Montgomery, Mary Burns,
        James Dunkin           0010,0100,1   - 0100,01
        Sarah Foster, Lewis H. Fleming,
        D?. H?. Barnet, John Waters
    67  Joel Farmer, Sophia Connor, Wm. James,
        Isaac Morgan, Jesse Foster, John K. Wood,
        Martin Cromwell, Thos. Hutchins Jr,
        William Dunkin         1100,1        - 0000,01
        Samuel Dunkin          1210,01       - 1220,01
         (MAD: Samuel Duncan d. 1843)
        Ellis Reynolds,
        (pg.68) L.P. Carman, Labon Johnson, Wiley Wood
North of Pacolet River & the North Fork of the same:
   153  Lewis Clary, James Momingster?, Isaac Pennington,
        John Sarratt, D.D. Roosa,
        Sophia Williams, L.H. Sarratt,
        John Duncan            1001,1        - 0001,1000,1
        Jas. M. Massey, Agnes Hasty,
        Thos. Sparks, George Walker
   164  Wm. Camp, Gabriel Henderson, Wm. Ostell,
        Wily Gely, Jos. Stickey?,
        Milly Duncan           0010,1        - 0001,001
        Simon Gentry, Wm. Chapman,
        Jackson Greer, Elizabeth Taylor

1850 Spartanburg Co. SC Census (and from Vivian Biddle 7/1983)
Pg.100, #188, Nancy MOORE (f) 45 SC farmer $3,000
                  Andrew V. 12, Ann 15 SC
                  Thomas 7 SC
                  Rosa DUNCAN 60 SC
Pg.127, #585, W. DUNCAN (f) 40 SC (not Wm.) (blank)
                  Nancy 21, Wiley (m) 19 SC
                  James 17, Helvisa (f) 14 SC
                  J. (m) 12, Sally 10? (11?) SC
                  Jane 7 SC
Pg.130, #633, Madison DUNCAN 22 SC farmer $0
                  Mary 17 SC
                  Jane 1 SC
Pg.131, #642, James DUNCAN 45 SC farmer $0
                  Celia 47 SC
                  Mary 18 SC
Pg.131, #643, A. DUNCAN (m) 30 SC farmer $400
                  Patsey 31 SC
                  J.A. (m) 8, J.W. (m) 6 SC
                  L.A. (m) 3, M.C. (m) 1 SC
Pg.131, #657, Sally DUNCAN (f) 42 SC farmer $300
                  Jefferson 18, Rinda (f) 14 SC
                  John 15, Mary 12 SC
                  Caroline 10, William 8 SC
                  Sally 6 SC
Pg.132, #658, John ROBERSON 26 SC farmer $0
                  Betsey 20 SC
                  Lucinda SMITH 39 SC
                  Francis ROBERSON (f) 1 SC
                  Berry DUNCAN (m) 22 SC farmer
                  Elinor 22 SC
                  (MAD: Berry Duncan mar. Elinda Smith 10/12/1847)
Pg.132, #661, William DUNCAN 38 SC farmer $0
                  Eliza 38 SC
                  R.J. (f) 18, Joel 16 SC
Pg.139, #770, E.C. DUNCAN (m) 40 SC farmer $0
                  R.C. (f) 40 SC
                  S.C. (f) 10, S.M/W. (f) 8 SC
                  M.A. (m) 6, Jane 6 SC
Pg.144, #852, William SMITH 65 SC farmer $0
                  Cebra (f) 68 SC
                  E.C.(m) 30, J.C.(m) 34 SC
                  B.H.(f) 20, L.L.(m) 15 SC
                  J.L.(f) 13, E.(m) 12, Eli (m) 10 SC
                  (MAD: looking for William Smith who d. 1857 leaving daus. Eleanor, Martha and Rosa all married Duncans)
Pg.165, #1142, William SMITH 55 SC farmer $200
                  E.S.(f) 53 SC
                  J.L.(m) 20, C.S.(m) 18, Harriet 5 SC
Pg.229, #2060, William PETTIS 57 SC farmer $1000
                  Lucinda 48 SC
                  W. Rethr? (m) 22 SC
                  Rigan (m) 20 SC farmer
                  Hosea (m) 14, Henry 11 SC
                  Aurthur (sic) (m) 8, Columbus 5 SC
                  Polly DUNCAN 15 SC
                  John 13, Mary 11 SC
                  Emily 5, William 5 SC
Pg.233, #2113, Bloomful DUNCAN (m) 32 SC merchant
                  P. (f) 18 SC
                  (MAD: Marion Bloomfield Duncan, son of Charles C. Duncan & Milly; grandson of Robert Duncan & Hannah Carr; mar. Permelia Ann Jeffries 11/29/1849)
Pg.235, #2143, A. WOOD (f) 53 SC farmer $2500
                  Cynthia (f) 19, Drury? (m) 15 SC
                  (MAD: looking for Alsey (Duncan) Wood, sister of Elizabeth (Duncan) Kendrick of 1850 Cherokee Co. GA census, Alsey supposed to be age 71 in 1850, location not given; see Warren Co. NC)
Pg.251, #2371, J. DUNCAN (m) 52 SC hireling $0
                  Lucy 36 SC
                  Aaron 10 SC
                  (MAD: names and ages plain; ? Aaron in 1870 Union Co. SC census)
Pg.255, #2433, John DUNCAN 31 SC (blank) $0
                  Louise 29 SC
                  Chinly (m) 10 SC

1850 SC Mortality Schedule (FHL film 1,294,287; film blue and faint)
      Spartanburg Co., Pg.4, William Duncan, 1, male, white, free, b. SC, d. Oct. of ??, sick 130/150 days
 

1860 Spartanburg Co. SC census
S. Dist., P.O. Fingerville
Pg.269, #1017, Saml. HUNTER 22 SC farmer $6000-$1406
                  Jane S. 18 NC
                  Jno. A. DUNKIN 26 SC farmer
                  Mary A. 21 SC
Spartanburg
Pg.307, #72, David DUNCAN 66 IRE proof languages $5000-$15,500
                  Allice A.N. 53 VA
                  Thomas C. 18, DeArsey P. 13 VA
                  Elizabeth C. TALIFARO 57 VA
                  Allice A. LOMUX 13 SC
                  Matilda E. LOMUX 8 VA
                  (MAD: Census taker uses the older form of "6" for this household only; he uses a different "6" for other households; he uses a different "4" and "0")
P.O. Cedar Springs
Pg.346, #660, J.C. TEMPLETON (m) 34 SC mechanic $0-0
                  Mary J. 26 SC
                  E.J. DUNKIN (m) 19 SC deaf & dumb
                  (others also deaf & dumb, ages 15-19)
                  (next door to teacher of deaf & dumb)
P.O. Spartanburg
Pg.347, #665, Danl. R. DUNCAN 24 VA farmer $4000-$3100
                  Virginia (f) 23 VA
                  Mary E. 3, Martha A. 2 SC
                  (MAD: not "David")
P.O. Crowsville
Pg.365, #922, J.M. DAUCKEIN (m) 31 SC farmer $400-$400
                  Mary 29 SC
                  Jane 10, Wm. R. 8, Preston L. 1 SC
                  (MAD: probably James M. Duncan, widow Mary and son Reese 18 in 1870)
P.O. Cedar Hill
Pg.366, #940, Jefferson DENKIN? 25 SC farmer $1000-$1000
                  Rosey 25 SC
                  Elizabeth 7, Mary E. 3 SC
                  (MAD: Jefferson Duncan)
Pg.366, #941, Sarah DUNCAN 55 SC farmer 0-0
                  Mary 15, Caroline 14 SC
                  Wm. 13, Sallie 11 SC
P.O. Pleasant Grove
Pg.367, #956, Andrew DUNCAN 44? SC farmer $1000-$600
                  Martha 42 SC
                  John 18, George 16 SC
                  Thos. 13, Elizabeth 9 SC
                  Perry 6, Sarah 1 SC
P.O. Buena Vista
Pg.370, #997, Berry DUNCAN (m) 28 SC farmer $666-$800
                  Eleana (f) 26 SC
                  Wm. 9, David 7 SC
                  Martha 6, Margaret 3 SC
                  Lucinda 1 SC
P.O. Sparta
Pg.374, #1057, LeRoy DENSEN 24 SC farmer $0-$850
                  Mary 20 SC
                  Martha 2 SC
                  (MAD: Leroy Duncan)
Southern Div., P.O. Sparta
Pg.375, #1062, P.M. ELLIS 40 SC farmer $400-$400
                  Josina 30 SC
                  Mary 9, Martha 4 SC
                  Sallie 3, Thomas 9/12 SC
                  (MAD: wanted P.M. Ellis and wife Sinah or Sannar, dau. of Samuel Duncan per 1858 receipt for share of estate; no John J. Ellis indexed who had wife Nancy Duncan 1827-1891 bur. Oconee Co. GA, none spotted in page by page check although I may have missed him; J.P. Ellis pg.256 had wife Caroline)
P.O. Ft. Prince, Southern Div.
Pg.412, #1653, Jos. A. DUNCAN 55 SC farmer $350-$164
                  Clay (f) 56 SC
                  (MAD: names and ages plain, but probably James Duncan & Celia)
Pg.412, #1654, Wm. DUNCAN 50 SC farmer $550?-$230
                  Eliza 50 SC
                  Joel 25 SC farmer
Pg.412, #1662, R.J. DUNCAN (m) 26 SC farmer $1000-$370
                  Martha 21 SC
                  Sarah 3, W.E. (m) 1 SC
                  (MAD: names and ages plain)
 

1870 Spartanburg Co. SC Census (Pg.# is stamped page number every 2nd page; page numbers in parens are page numbers in Dist/Twp.)
Beech Spring Twp.
Pg.309 (14), #97-98, DUNCAN, Wily (m) 39 SC farmer $0-0
                  Elizabeth 38 SC
                  John 10, Ann 8 SC
                  Fannie (f) 5, Morgan (m) 1 SC
Pg.310 (15), #103-104, DUNCAN, George 24 SC farmer $0-$100
                  Ellen 23 SC
                  James 2, Martha 10/12 Sept. SC
Pg.311 (17), #118-119, DUNCAN, Andrew 50 SC farmer $450-$150
                  Martha 53 SC
                  Thomas 22 SC farm laborer
                  Mary 19, William 16 SC
                  Sarah 11, Martha 9 SC
Pg.323 (41), #311-313, DUNCAN, Leroy 36 SC farmer $0-$0
                  Mary 24 SC
                  Louisanna (f) 10, Emma 8 SC
                  Lee (m) 7, Jefferson (m) 4 SC
                  Wm. 2, Thomas 10/12 Sept. SC
Pg.328 (52), #393-395, DUNCAN, Jefferson 40 SC farmer $300-$150
                  Rosa 38 SC
                  Elizabeth 15, Eliza (f) 13 SC
Pg.329 (53), #394-396, DUNCAN, Sarah 56 SC keeps house $200-$150
                  Caroline 22, Sarah 15 SC
Pg.330 (55), #413-415, DUNCAN, Mary 37 SC keeps house $0-$0
                  Cam (f) 19, William 15 SC
                  Lafayett 10, Perry (m) 5 SC
Pg.330 (55), #414-416, JOHNSON, Milly 30 BLACK & family
Pg.330 (55), #415-417, DUNCAN, Berry 43 SC farmer $200-$250
                  Easther 23 SC keeps house
                  Samuel 18, David 16 SC
                  Martha 16 (sic), Ellender (f) 12 SC
                  Margret 14, Berry 4 SC
                  Landrum (m) 9/12 Oct. SC
                  George 15 SC BLACK domestic servant
                  Luci (f) 13 SC BLACK domestic servant
Pg.330 (56), #423-425, DUNCAN, James 66 SC farmer $0-$0
                  Celia 66 SC
                  LESTER, Mary 36 SC at home
                  John 11, William 10 SC
                  DUNCAN, Jane 19 SC, Lizzie (f) 8 SC
Pg.331 (57), #424-426, DUNCAN, Mary 36 SC keeps house $0-$0
                  Reese (m) 18 SC
                  Preston 10, Perry 8 SC
Pg.332 (59), #441-443, DUNCAN, Wm. 60 SC farmer $0-$0
                  Eliza 62 SC
                  Martha 30 SC keeps house $150-$150
                  Laura 13, Wm. 11 SC
                  Sinda (f) 8, Robert 6 SC
Campobello Twp.
Pg.360 (33), #248-265, WEST, Mathew 53 SC farmer $0-$250
                  Elizabeth 54 SC & children
                  DUNCAN, Edmund 60 VA BLACK laborer
Pg.363 (39), #291-310, BRIAN, J?. Thomas 30 SC farmer $0-$100
                  Ann 35 NC
                  DUNCAN, Elias 20 SC BLACK domestic servant
Pg.363 (40), #301-320, BRIAN, Thomas 70 SC & family
                  DUNCAN, Columbus 10 SC BLACK domestic servant
Court House Twp.
Pg.406 (10), #71-71, DUNCAN, David 33 VA lawyer $0-$0
                  Virginia 33 VA
                  Mary 13 VA
                  Martha 11 SC
                  William 3, Carrie (f) 2 SC
Pg.410 (18), #124-124, SMITH, Aaron 30 SC BLACK wagoner
                  DUNCAN, Ann 22 SC BLACK domestic servant
                  Sand Ella 22 SC BLACK domestic servant
Reidville Twp.
Pg.559 (63), #464-466, WOFFORD, Benjamin 37 SC farmer $1750-$800
                  Sally 41 SC
                  Longstreet (m) 8 SC
Pg.559 (63), #467-467, WOFFORD, Ira (m) 42 SC farmer $1750-$600
                  DUNCAN, Mary 25 SC keeping house
Spartanburg Village
Pg.569 (16), #102-116, DUNCAN, David 76 IRE Prof Male College $4000-$2428
                  Father & mother of foreign birth
                  Alice A. 60 VA keeping house
                  TALIAFERO, Eliza 67 VA at home
                  LOMAX, Alice 24 SC teacher in college
                  JONES, Lewis 21 SC dry goods clerk
                  Yella (f) 19 VA at home
                  THOMSON, Laura 19 SC BLACK cook
                  JENKINS, Anna 3 SC BLACK
                  Wm. 7/12 Nov. SC BLACK
                  WEBB, Rose 18 SC BLACK domestic servant
 

1910 Spartanburg Co. SC Census (HeritageQuest image 12/2006; #242 rechecked Ancestry.com image 1/2007)
Pacolet Twp., S.D. 4, E.D. 82, Sheet 14B (very faint pages)
Pg.31, #242-242, DUNCAN, Golden L., head, m/w, age 29, mar. 1, 2 ch., NC, NC NC, laborer, cotton mill
  Minnie, wife of, f/w, age 29, m.1, 2 ch, NC NC NC?
  Eugene (Engene?) son m/w 8/12? NC NC NC
      (MAD: ? 1880 Rutherford Co. NC census age 9; 1920 Chester Co. SC census; not indexed in 1900 census by HeritageQuest or Ancestry.com)
 

LAND RECORDS

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ESTATE RECORDS

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COURT RECORDS

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MILITARY RECORDS

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REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Abbeville Co. SC Probate Packets; Box 27, pkg.618, year 1785, Duncan, Wm., Admx. C. Duncan, (FHL film 181,692; see Spartanburg Co. SC)
      96th District, 19 Aug. 1785, order to John Williams, Moses Biter, Wm. More and Wm. Linville or any three, to appraise estate of William Duncan decd, admin. Keturah Duncan, and return by Oct. 13, 1785.
      Admin. bond 19 Aug. 1785 of Keturah (V) Duncan, securities Jacob Pennington and William (W) Duncan, to 96th Dist. for £2,000; no wit.
      Appraisal returned 13 Oct. 1785 by John Williams, Moses Biter, Wm. Linville.
      Sale Bill (undated), purchasers Keturah Duncan of 4 head cattle, pewter, one wheel. Wm. Duncan, 2 wagon hubs, one steal Rap?. (nothing else sold). Wm. Duncan is indebted to estate of Wm. Duncan decd. Power of Attorney by John Landers to John Williams. (MAD: no mention of Duncan in power of attorney; 1790 Census, Jacob Pennington, pg.89, Spartanburg Co., 96th Dist., Col. 3, 163xx; this is the William Duncan whose son & heir William (wife Ruth) sold his land on the Tiger River to Moses Boiter in 1790 (Deed F-309), witness John Duncan etc.)

Hall Co. GA Deeds (FHL film 454,865)
      I-57: Spartanburg Dist. SC; 13 Nov. 1848, we the undersigned heirs of Milly Duncan of afsd, having recd. certain property from her this day as part of her estate, in consideration of which property we agree "to pay her (personally)" anually $40 each, due 1 Jan. each year, and shall be paid if called for by said Milly Duncan, but should she not demand or claim the amount within 3 months from or after 1 Jan. annually, then arrears shall be considered as settle, and shall not be afterwards demanded, but this should not prevent her from collecting future installments during her life, subject always to be bared if not demanded as above either personally or by her written order. /s/ M.B. Duncan, W.T. Williams, W.A. Brown; wit. G. Clarion; N.B., the above is a true copy of our obligation to mother, /s/ M.B Duncan. Rec. 8 July 1858, /s/ J.E. Redwine, Clerk. (MAD: will of M.B. Duncan recorded 1866 in Floyd Co. GA)
      I-58: Spartanburg Dist. SC; 13 Nov. 1848, agreement, John E. Brown of Hall Co. GA, being now in state & dist. above named, "now about to join in wedlock with Milly Duncan, widow" of said state & dist., and whereas said Milly has several children and is also possessed of sundry property, the title of which is now fully vested in her, and she has consented to become my lawful wife, I agree to allow her to retain in her own right such negroes or other property as she deems proper for her own use and benefit and finally to dispose of in such way as she may desire; I further agree that she may take with her to my house such negroes as she has selected, viz, Mariah, Evaline, Ben, Berry & child Tennessee, they are to be kept at my house at my expense subject to her will, and should Milly not sell or transfer said negroes during her life and should die intestate, then they shall be considered as belonging to her estate and be subject to division amongst her heirs agreeable to statute as if she had continued to live a widow until her death; wit. W.H. Hawkins, G. Cannon. The above is a true copy of yours & Father Brown agreement before wedlock with the exception of his name & seal. /s/ M.B. Duncan. Rec. March 26, 1858 at Spartanburg C.H. Rec. 8 July 1858, /s/ J.E. Redwine, Clerk.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

Go to the Spartanburg Co. SC Histories before 1923
 

OTHER RECORDS

Index to obituaries published in the "Southern Christian Advocate" a Methodist paper, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC (website from Harold Hopkins 5/2003)
      http://www.woffordcollege.org/methodistobituaries/search.asp From the homepage, click "Archives," then "Advocate Obituary Index" from the list on the right side of the page, then "Search Obituaries"
      OR http://www.wofford.edu then "Academics" then "Library" then "Archives" as above.
 

"Presbyterian Church in the U.S. - General Assembly Minutes, 1875-1878; Vol.IV (1875), Richmond, VA" (TX University 285.07 Pg.1, 1875-1878; from Jean Walker 6/1984)
      1878: W.W. Duncan listed at Columbus, KY, intransit with churches of Greenville, Cadiz, Lafayette, Mt.Zion, Russellville & Salem. In 1877, W.W. Duncan was listed as resident at Columbus, KY; also same in 1876. In 1875 is shown as having W.W. as minister on minister's list, but station not shown.

"Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the Year 1887/1888" Nashville, TN, Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1888 (from Jean Walker 6/1984)
      Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South ... William Wallace Duncan, D.D., Spartanburg, S.C. (inside cover page)
      Ministers, South Carolina Conference, 1887: (pg.126)
            Texas Conference, held at Houston, TX, Nov. (1887)
             Bishop W.W. Duncan, President ...

"Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the Year 1908" (from Jean Walker 6/1984)
      Pg.279-280: Tribute to Bishop William Wallace Duncan (MAD's extract) ... was born at Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, December 20, 1829. His boyhood years ... in 1854, at the age of 15, he came to Spartanburg, his father, Professor David Duncan, being one of the original faculty of Wofford College. .... During the war he served as chaplain in the Confederate army, but at the close of the struggle he entered the itinerant ministry again in the VA Conference. ... In 1875 he came back to Wofford College, ... He was elected Bishop at the General Conference in Richmond, in 1886. ... Soon after entering the ministry he was married to Miss Medora Rice, of Union, S.C., who for a time lingers behind him, ... With her survive three children, Col. Thomas C. Duncan, of Union, S.C., and Mrs. Warren DuPre and Mrs. A.G. Rembert, of Spartanburg, S.C. .... March 2, 1908, the end came ...
 

1908 "William Wallace Duncan" by John Carlisle Kilgo (leather-bound booklet, 68 pages; tribute prepared by President of Trinity College, which became Duke University, privately published; from Lenox Baker 5/1984)
      Bishop William Wallace Duncan, d. March 2, 1908. He was son of Professor David Duncan and Alice Amanda Pilmont; father b. in Ireland, was in English navy, came to America, taught first in high school in Norfolk, VA, then at Randolph-Macon College in VA, last at Wofford College, SC, by 1875. Bishop Duncan b. Dec. 20, 1839, Mecklenburg Co. VA; studied Wofford College which opened fall of 1854; after graduation entered ministry of Methodist Episcopal Church South and joined VA conference. Bishop Duncan had brother Dr. James A. Duncan, who was president of Randolph-Macon College in VA by 1875. When Bishop Duncan age 22, he m. Miss Medora Rice, of Union, SC (still living in 1908). No mention of children.
 

"Who's Who In America" 1901-1902, pub. by Marquis (from Evelyn Sigler 11/1984; FHL book 973 D36w)
      DUNCAN, William Wallace, bishop M.E. Ch. South; elected, 1886; born Boydton, VA, Dec. 20, 1839; ed. Randolph-Macon Coll. until 1854; grad. Wofford Coll., Spartanburg, SC, June, 1868; m. March 19, 1861, Medora Rice, Union S.C. Joined VA conf. 1859 and filled stas. in same until 1875, except during Civil war, was chaplain Confederate army; prof. intellectual and moral philosophy Wofford Coll., 1875-86; delegate to Ecumenical conf., London, 1881. Address: Spartanburg, S.C.
 

"The Herald And Torch Light" Hagerstown, Maryland, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1876 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 4/2003)
      A REMARKABLE COINCIDENCE-- In 1853, four gentlemen entered their sons at a boarding school at Cokesburg in South Carolina. They had been for years intimate friends, and were clergymen in the Methodist Church. These boys remained at this institution, room-mates and classmates for two years, and entered Woffyrd (sp.) College, standing relatively first, second, third and fourth. They remained at this institution four years, and were room-mates all the time, graduating relatively first, second, third and fourth, in a large class. They entered the law office at Spartinsburg and studied law under the same chancellor. The war broke out, and at the call for troops, they entered Jenkins' Rifle Regiment from South Carolina, and were mess-mates in the same company. Being near the same height, they stood together as comrades of battle in this regiment.
      At the second battle of Manassas, August 1863, a shell from te enemy's battery fell in the ranks of this company, and killed these four boys and no other in the company. They are buried on the battlefield and sleep together in the same grave. Their names are Capers, McSwain, Smith and Duncan and the sons of Bishop Capers, Rev. Dr. McSwain, Rev. Dr. Whiteford Smith and Rev. Dr. Duncan of South Carolina, and the last a brother of Rev. Dr. Duncan, of Randolph Macon College. The grave is marked by a granite cross and enclosed with an iron railing.
      MAD: see Spartanburg, SC

"Wichita Weekly Times" Wichita Falls, Texas, March 6, 1908 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
      Death Comes to Honored Bishop.
      Nashville, Tenn., Mar 2, -- A telegram was received here today announcing the death of Bishop W.W. Duncan of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, at his home at Spartansburg, S.C., at an early hour this morning. Bishop Duncan had been in ill health for some months. He was one of the most eminent men in the Southern Methodist Church. Bishop Duncan was born in Boydon, Virginia, December 27th, 1839. He was a captain in the Confederate army.
 

OTHER SOURCES

According to Leonardo Andrea, SC genealogist, in his "Counties in SC" (FHL film 954,248, and from Louis Boone)
      Extinct counties after the Revolution included:
      Washington County or District. Was formed for a time and included parts of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee. It was not in existence for very long. Records for lands granted are in Columbia. Other records scattered in Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson & Pickens, S.C.
 

Some Spartanburg Co. SC records have been abstracted and published:
      "Spartanburg Co. Marriages 1785-1911 Implied in Spartanburg Co. SC Probate Records" by Barbara Langdon; from Loose probate papers Boxes 1-75 & Oversize flat folios 1-13 (FHL book 975.729 V2L)
      "SC Marriages 1735-1885 Implied in SC Law Reports" Vol.2, by Barbara Langdon (FHL book 975.7 V2L)
      "Marriage & Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate" Vol.1, 1837-1860, by Brent H. Holcomb (FHL book 975 B38h; SUTRO book F208 H62? 1993, CA State Library, Sutro Branch; from Evelyn Sigler and Marion H. Duncan)
      "Marriage Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878" by Brent H. Holcomb (FHL book 975 B38h V.3; SUTRO book F208 H63 1994, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      "Death & Obituary Notices from 'Southern Christian Advocate' 1867-1878" Vol.3 by Brent H. Holcomb (FHL book 975.8 V4h and SUTRO book F208 H62 1993, CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
      "Some South Carolina marriages and obituaries and miscellaneous information, 1826-1854, abstracted from early newspapers : the Greenville Republican, the Greenville mountaineer, the Laurensville herald" by Robert F. Simpson & Mrs. Charles R. Barham (FHL book 975.7 B38s)
      "SC Marriage Records, Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter" (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,225)
      "SC Misc. Records" (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,235)
      "Upper SC Records" by Stoddard, 1955 (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,223)
      "Marriage & Death Notices from Columbia [Richland Co.], SC, Newspapers 1838-1860" by Brent H. Holcomb (FHL book 975.7 V2hbho)
      "Spartanburg Co./Dist. SC Deed Abstracts, Books A-T, 1785-1827 (1752-1827)" by Albert Bruce Pruitt (FHL book 975.7 R28p; Carlsbad, CA, Public Library book 975.729 R2PRU)
      "MD & VA Colonials; Genealogies of Some Colonial Families" 1991, by Sharon J. Doliante (FHL book 975 D2do)
      "Spartanburg Co. SC Records, Deeds, Bible Records, Obituaries, Sketches of Local History" by Stoddard (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,219)
      "Spartanburg Co. SC Court Records 1790-1850" 1954 (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,219)
      "Spartanburg Co. SC Minutes of County Court 1785-1799" by Brent H. Holcomb (FHL book 975.729 P29s)
      "Spartanburg Co. SC Will Abstracts 1787-1840" by Brent H. Holcomb (FHL book 975.729 P2h)
      "Index to Spartanburg Co. SC Wills and Admin." (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,219)
      "Pinckney Dist. SC Common Pleas Minute Book, 1792-1794" abstracts by Gardner (FHL book 975.7 P2pd)
      "SC Magazine of Ancestral Research" (from Lucille Mehrkam and Evelyn Sigler and Donna Little)
      "SC Genealogical Records Committee, DAR; SC Bible Records, 1929" (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,221)
      "Old southern bible records : transcriptions of births, deaths and marriages from family Bibles, chiefly of the 18th and 19th centuries" by Memory Aldridge Lester, 1974 (FHL book 976 V29L; and from Evelyn Sigler); includes Bible of Alston Wood Kendrick
      "Historical Southern Families" Vol.1 by John Bennett Boddie (FHL book 975 D2b; and from Evelyn Sigler); includes information about the Kendrick family
      "Biographical Directory of the SC Senate, 1776-1985" Vol.I, Abbott-Hill, by N. Louise Bailey, Mary L. Morgan, & Carolyn R. Taylor (FHL book 975.7 D3ba; and from Evelyn Sigler 6/1984); includes information on David Robinson Duncan, b.1836 Mecklenburg Co. VA, son of David Duncan and Alice Amanda Needler Piemont; to Spartanburg, SC, ca 1855.
      "AL Records, Blount Co." Vol.204 by Pauline Gandrud (from Evelyn Sigler 3/1983); includes Old Methodist Church cemetery in Blontsville, tombstone: In memory of Absalom Duncan, b. Spartenburg Dist., SC, July 11, 1800; d. Aug. 11, 1873, age 72 yrs 1 mo.
      "Spartanburg Co. SC Cemetery Survey" Vol.1, by Pinckney Chap. SC Gen. Society (from Evelyn Sigler 8/1984; FHL book 975.729 V3sc); all 1900 or later.
      "SC & KY Bible & Tombstone Records" by Stoddard, 1951 (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,223)
      "Richard Winn Chapter DAR, SC Families & Bible Records" 1958 (SC DAR Records) (FHL film 855,221)
      "GA Gene. Magazine" #51-54, 1974 (TN Gen. Society Library #1492 from Evelyn Sigler 3/1984)
      "Loyalists in Southern Campaign of the Rev. War" by Murtie June Clark, Vol.1 (from Louis Boone 2/1984; FHL book 975 F2cm)
      "Genealogy Abstracts Rev. War Veterans Scrip Act 1852" by Margie Brown, 1990 (FHL book 973 R28b; and from Evelyn Sigler 4/1994); includes Application #1569 of heirs of Robert Tompkins in 1830, including Ann D. (Tompkins) Shirley who devised her estate to the children of David R. Duncan and Amanda C. Duncan of Spartanburg Co. SC.
      "Lee's Colonels, Biographical Register of Field Officers of Army of Northern VA&/quot; by Robert K. Krick, 2nd Ed. Revised, 1984 (FHL book 973 D36kca)
 

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