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

Last revised December 29, 2009

BLEDSOE CO. TN
Formed 1807 from Roane
Van Buren formed 1840 from Bledsoe, Warren, White
Cumberland formed 1856 from Bledsoe, Morgan, Roane
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1830 Bledsoe Co. TN Census
Pg.271  Joshua Dunkin         3200,001      - 1100,1
   279  Macedonia Duncan      0001          - 1120,0001

1840 Bledsoe Co. TN Census
Pg.134  John C. Dungan        3012,101      - 0211,001
        Fielding Naramon

1850 Bledsoe Co. TN Census
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
Pg.377 (753), #353-353, Britham SEGRAVES 67 NC "none" $0
                  Mary 65 VA
                  Sidney (f) 30 NC
                  Leander (m) 14, Benjamin 9 TN
                  (MAD: Britton Segreaves mar. Polly Dinkins 9/27/1808 in Wake Co. NC per IGI)
Pg.397 (793), #641-641, James SCOTT 38 TN merchant $1000
                  Amanda 33 TN
                  Leame (f) 14, Jonathan 8 TN
                  Sarah M. 5, Elizabeth 4/12 TN

1860-1870 Bledsoe Co. TN Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

LAND RECORDS

Tennessee Land Grants Index (FHL film 1,002,730)
      Copied all Duncan, Dunkin, etc. (no Duncomb) through 1849; did not copy later index. Film consists of small index cards for each grant; some grants are repeated if they appear in two books.
      Name, Grant #, Acres, Date, County, Book & Page, District (Actual grant books are in series by District, then book volume & page)
      John Duncan, 14732, 50a, 9/20/1827, Bledsoe, 14-248, East

East TN Land Grants
      14-248: 20 Sept. 1827, Grant #14732 to John Duncan, Bledsoe Co., Entry #311 on 18 Jan. 1826, 50 acres on Waldins Ridge, incl. his improvement and a big glade, surveyed 19 April 1826. (FHL film 1,012,805)

Bledsoe Co. TN Deeds by WPA (each volume separately indexed)
   Book A, 1807-1812 - no Duncan (FHL film 24,594)
   Book B, 1812-1820 - no Duncan
   Book C, 1817-1821 - no Duncan
   Book D, 1821-1826 - no Duncan
   Book E - none listed
   Book F, 1829-1836 - no Duncan
   Book G&H, 1831-1837 (FHL film 24,595)
      G&H-100: 16 June 1836, trust deed, R.H. Dyer, indebted to Cyrus Warrerhouse, $232 due by note 1 Aug. 1837, in order to secure payment, mortgage horse, waggon, furniture, etc. Wit. John C. Duncan, Richard Watterhouse (sic). Ack. by Robert H. Dyer 17 June 1837.
   Book H, 1838-1840
      H-342: 1 Jan. 1840, John C. Duncan deed of trust to Saml. C. Lowe, horse, furniture etc. and 2/3 corn standing in the field at the late residence of Andrew R. Lowe decd; Saml. Lowe was security for Duncan on 3 bonds to Post Office Department to carry mail from Crossville to 10 mile stand, from Crossville to James town, from Crossville to Pikeville; and a note of $200 to Wm. Gibson and $80 to Bank of TN at Athens, and agreement to pay James Walker $30. Wit. Toliver Rebis. Recorded 15 Jan. 1840.
      H-371: 2 Jan. 1839, Samuel Finley and Wm. Hall of Bledsoe Co. TN to James Orme, $50, 130 acres on Cumberland Mountain on waters of Daddy's Creek. Wit. John C. Duncan, Jessee Worthington.
   Book I, 1840-1844
      I-73: 13 April 1840, John C. Duncan to James Orme, deed of trust of 140 acres adj. the fork of a branch, a glade, so as to include the hereditaments and appertanances thereunto belonging; and 25 acres on Cumberland Mountain on waters of "Obed's?" River, North side of stage road from Knoxville to Sparta; Duncan owes Daniel Brown $148.45 by notes due 17 March 1840 and 24 Oct. 1840. No wit. (MAD: question mark as given in WPA book; rechecked original I-73 on FHL film 593,012, definitely Obeds)
      I-75: 10 March 1840, Samuel (X) Liles to John C. Duncan, $1000, 140 acres in District 1 on Cumberland Mountain on "Keys?" River (same description as deed I-73), so as to include plantation and house where said Duncan now lives and 25 acres on Keys River on North side (same as deed I-73). Wit. W.S. Green Jr., Daniel Brown Jr. (MAD: question mark as given in WPA book; rechecked original I-75 on FHL film 593,012, probably Keys)
   Book L of J&L, 1838-1854 - no Duncan
 

COURT RECORDS

Bledsoe Co. TN Circuit Court Execution Dockets
   1810-1824, by WPA, incl. index (FHL film 24,592 item 1)
      No Duncan
   1834-1841 by WPA (FHL film 24,592 item 2)
      Pg.137: William Dunson, Sept. 1824, #264; William Dunson advs. "G.L."; The State: Clerk's fees $3.60, Solicitor: Mergs $2.50, Constable Robinson $.50, Total $6.60. (MAD: apparently a list only of costs due the court)

Bledsoe Co. TN Circuit Court Record Book 1858-1962 (FHL film 464,076 item 1)
      No index

Bledsoe Co. TN County Court Minutes 1841-1846 (FHL film 24,592 item 3)
      No Duncan

Bledsoe Co. TN Chancery Court Minute Book, Clerk & Masters (FHL film 593,003)
      Minutes 1836-1844 - no index
      Minutes 1836-1847 - no Duncan
      Minutes 1847-1856 - no index
      Minutes 1867-1872 - no Duncan
      Quit

Bledsoe Co. TN Chancery Court Minute Books vol. 2 & 3, 1836-1856, typed (FHL film 464,076 items 2 & 3)
      Minute Book II, 1836-1847 - no Duncan
      Minute Book III, 1847-1856 - no Duncan
 

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