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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised January 3, 2014

RUTHERFORD CO. TN
Formed 1803 from Davidson
Bedford formed 1807-8 from Rutherford
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Rutherford Co. TN Census (from Evelyn Sigler 7/1983 and Ann Kunkel 7/1989)
       (ES: Dan, John & Samuel Bean are here)
       neighbors Wm. Hight, Moses Loftin, John Rochale
       William Duncan        310010     - 12110
       neighbors Alexr. Barnhile, Wm. Freeman, Wm. Gossett, Robt. Prator


1830 Rutherford Co. TN Census
Pg.305  James Dunkin          0000,1     - 1000,1


1840 Rutherford Co. TN Census
Pg.124  William H. Duncan     0000,001   - 0110,001

1850 Rutherford Co. TN Census (and from Roy Hall 2/1989)
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
Pg.155 (309), #90, A. James BRADFORD 35 SC farmer $0
                  Rebecca C. 27 TN
                  Martha A. 4, Frances E. (f) 1 TN
                  (MAD: Andrew J. Bradford mar. Rebecca E. Duncan 12/21/1842 Wilson Co. TN)
Pg.327 (654), #1114, Daniel DUNCAN 45 NC "None" $0 can't read/write
                  Racheal 45 KY, can't read/write
                  Daniel 13, Benjamin 11 TN
                  Racheal A. 6 TN
                  (MAD: Rachel & ch. in 1860 DeKalb Co. TN census)
Pg.338 (675), #1251, William DUNCAN 45 VA farmer $0
                  Nancy 35 VA
                  Lucy 20, Eliza 17 TN
                  Araminta STALLAD 15 TN
                  Judy 12, Walter 10 TN
                  (MAD: ?Nancy (Lantrum) niece of Sarah Cobb of Bedford Co. TN; Eliza Montague mar. Walter Stallard 1862)
Pg.356 (712), #1477, James DUNCAN 30 TN Shoemaker $0
                  Isabella 22 KY
                  Eliza 7, Alexander 4 TN
                  Tennessee 1 TN
                  (MAD: James Duncan mar. Isabella D?. Botkins 3/16/1843 Cannon Co. TN; 1860 Montgomery Co. TN census)

1860 Rutherford Co. TN Census
Fosterville
Pg.124 (34), #283-283, W.H. DUNCAN (m) 66 VA farmer $2520-$465
                  Eliza 29 VA
                  Josep STOVALL (f) 24 VA
                  (MAD: in War of 1812)
Millersburgh
Pg.148 (55), #430, L.D. DUNCAN (m) 31 TN labourer $0-$300
                  M.C. (f) 21 TN
                  M.J. (f) 6/12 TN
                  Hanah ADAMS 60 NC
                  (MAD: "L.D." may actually be Landreth Carter Duncan, 1870 McNairy Co. TN census)

1870 Rutherford Co. TN Census
Murfreesboro Ward 3
Pg.18, #45-45, WENDEL, Jas. E. (m) 37 TN (white) physician $12500-$2000
                  Jane E. 32 TN keeping house $20000-$0
                  EAKIN, Rowena (f) 12 TN at school $5000-$0
                  Andrew 10 TN at school $5000-$0
                  Florence 8 TN at home $5000-$0
                  Sallie 6 TN at home $5000-$0
                  EWING, Ed. H. (m) 60 TN (white) lawyer $12000-$15000
                  JORDAN, Phebe 54 TN BLACK domestic servant
                  DUNCAN, James 24 SC MULATTO domestic servant
Murfreesboro Ward 6
Pg.45, #74-83, AVANT, Andrew 52 TN MULATTO carpenter $0-$0
                  Mary 39 TN MULATTO keeping house
                  Andrew 17 TN MULATTO work in bur? shops
                  Anthony 15, Stephen 13 TN MULATTO farm L.
                  David 11 TN MULATTO farm L.
                  Malinda 4, Ada 2 TN MULATTO at home
                  DUNCAN, Martha 16 TN MULATTO
18th Civil District, P.O. Murfreesboro
Pg.117, #189-201, DUCAN, Chas. 38 AL BLACK farm laborer $0-$300
                  Mary 29 GA MULATTO keeping house
                  Mary E. 2 TN BLACK at home
                  HAILEY, Sarah 11 TN MULATTO farm laborer
                  WELTHINGTON, William 15 TN MULATTO farm laborer
District 20, P.O. Murfreesboro
Pg.139, #18-19, DUNCAN, Nat 40 TN BLACK farm laborer $0-$100
                  Mary 32 TN BLACK keeping house
                  Nancy 21, Robt. 18 TN BLACKS farm hands
                  Martha 14 TN BLACK farm hands
Pg.139, #18-19, DUNCAN, King 18 TN BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Thos. 15 TN BLACK farm laborer
                  Joe 12 TN BLACK farm laborer
                  Nilla (f) 9, Sarah 1 TN BLACK
                  Chesley (m) 3/12, Jessie (m) 3/12 TN BLACKS b.March
                  TOLOVER, Christy (m) 56 TN BLACK farm laborer
Pg.146, #115-119, DUNCAN, Wm. 74 VA (white) farmer $1800-$200, "W" (in mar. column)
                  BINGHAM, Lucy 40 VA keeping house $0-$0 "W"
                  STALLARD, Eliza 38 VA (blank) $0-$0 "W"
                  Wm. 7 (blank)
                  KEY, John 40 ENG, farmer parents of foreign birth
District 24, P.O. Murfreesboro
Pg.210, #153-154, DUNCAN, Marshal (m) 38 TN (white) farm hand $0-$0 "M" (mar.)
                  Sarah 39 AL "M" (mar.)
                  Robert 9, Sarah 4 TN
                  W.G. (m) 66 KY
                  (MAD: 1850 Coffee Co. TN census with William Duncan)
District 2, P.O. Murfreesboro
Pg.232, #40-40, DUNKIN, James 32 AL (white) farm laborer $0-$0
                  Bettie 27 TN house keeper
                  Martha 9 AL at home
                  James 8 TN at home
                  Ann 1 TN at home
District 11, P.O. Murfreesboro
Pg.392, #54-66, DUNCAN, Wm. 25 AL BLACK farm hand $0-$200
                  Harriett 20 TN BLACK keeping house
Pg.400, #147-173, DUNCAN, Jack 59 VA BLACK preacher $0-$0 mar. Sept.
                  Emily 45 KY BLACK keeping house mar. Sept.
                  Mary 25 TN BLACK farm hand
                  RYAN, Edna 18 TN BLACK farm hand
 

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)
      Joseph Duncan, 17649, 30a, 7/13/1822, Rutherford, T-746, General
      Joseph Duncan, 17650, 30a, 7/12/1822, Rutherford, T-745, General

TN General Land Grants (FHL film 1,012,958)
      T-745: 12 July 1822, Grant #17650 to Joseph Duncan, assignee of David Ross, part of warrant #1697 dated 19 Feb. 1787, issued by Entry Officer of Claims for the NC Western Lands, for 5000 acres entered 24 Aug. 1810 by #2624; grant 30 acres by survey 14 April 1811 in 2nd Dist. in Rutherford Co. on Little West Fork of East Fork of Stomes/Stones River, beg. ... near Charles Wells occupant survey, including a clearing made by Joseph Duncan.
      T-746: 13 July 1822, Grant #17649 to Joseph Duncan, assignee of David Ross, part of warrant #1697 dated 19 Feb. 1787, issued by Entry Officer of Claims for the NC Western Lands, for 5000 acres entered 24 Aug. 1810 by #2623; grant 30 acres by survey 14 April 1811 in 2nd Dist. in Rutherford Co. on Little West Fork of East Fork of Stomes/Stones River, beg. ... line of Jason Thompson ... incl. said Duncan's improvement.
 

Rutherford Co. TN Index to deeds Vols. A-4, 1804-1890 (FHL film 377,677; SLC 9/13/1986 and 5/7/2013)
      X-332: Duncan, Wm. H. from Fenton, Landrum, deed
      3-238: Duncan, Abner to Randolph & Mason
      5-318: Duncan, James H. to John G?. Warren
      No others through Book 11

Rutherford Co. TN Deeds (SLC 5/7/2013)
   Deeds, Vols.A-F, 1804-1809 (FHL film 377,683)
      A-374/375: John Boyd, Sheriff of Davidson Co., that William Nash sued on a note of attachment the estate of Harrison Parsons on 5 Jan. 1799 ... the Sheriff to sell 1,000 acres on E fork of Stones River entered by military warrant issued to heirs of Benjamin Hodges No. ?? ... Sheriff sold to William Nash ... (not copied further, no Duncan mentioned). (FHL film 377,683)
   Deeds, Vols.X-Y, 1838-1941 (FHL film 377,688; SLC 5/7/2013)
      X-332: 26 Feb. 1839, Fenton Landrum of Bedford, TN, to William H. Duncan of Rutherford Co., TN, for $378.60 paid, sell parcel of land in Rutherford Co. TN on the Dry Fork of Storns? River, in Webb's Line near the Bedford & Rutherford County Line, then ... to a corner of Willis Vaughans tract, then ... to the beginning, containing 63 acres and 17 poles more or less, warrant title. /s/ Fenton Landrum. Wit. Ro. T?. Harrison, Wm. Hemphead. Proved by Robt. T. Harrison and William Hemphen, witnesses, 26 March 1839. Registered March 27, 1839. (FHL film 377,688)
   Deeds Vols. 3 - 4, 1847-1851 (FHL film 377,691)
      3-238/239: 30 Sept. 1847, Abner Duncan of Washington Co. VA for $1,000 paid by Beverly Randolph and Reynear? H. Mason of Rutherford Co. TN, sell to said B. Randolph and R.H. Mason my interest in the personal estate of my late wife Rachel Duncan decd, late Rachel Ward, in Rutherford Co. TN, whether the same be negroes, money, choses? in action or other personalty, to which my said wife was entitled as legatee of William Ward decd. late of Rutherford Co. afsd, warrant title ... I order the administrator of the estate of my said late wife appointed by County Court of Rutherford Co. TN or any other person to deliver and pay over to the said B. Randolph and R.H. Mason ... /s/ Abner (X) Duncan. Wit. Jacob Lynch, L.L. Waterman, S.S. Booker. Proved by L.L. Waterman and S.S. Booker, 1 Oct. 1847. Registered Oct. 13, 1847. (FHL film 377,691)
   Deeds, Vols.5,7, 1851-1856 (FHL film 377,692)
      5-318: 30 Dec. 1851, James H. Duncan sell to John T. Warren for $1 paid and other considerations, the following property, one bureau, ... one bedstead, (more household furniture), that John T. Warren is my security on a note made payable to Charles Watts for $50 which falls due about 25 Dec. 1851 or 1st Jan. 1852 which I am anxious to secure ... now if I pay the debt of $50 on or before 1 Sept. next "(1852)" with accruing interest, this deed to be void, but if not, then John T. Warren as trustee after notice may sell my property ... and apply the proceeds to the payment of all necessary expenses, secondly to the satisfaction of the above debt, and interest for which he is my security and lastly pay the balance to me if any. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. A.T. Reeves. Ack. by James Duncan 31 Dec. 1851, registered Jan. 3, 1852. (FHL film 377,692)

Rutherford Co. TN Deed Book Z, pg.374 (FHL film 377,689; SLC 12/10/2013; extract from Barbara Blankenship 7/6/1991 as Book A, pg.374)
      Z-374: No.545. Joseph C. & Elizabeth Large to Charles Dement. Claiborne Co. TN. This agreement this day entered into between Joseph C. Large and his wife Elizabeth Large of afsd and Charles Dement of Rutherford Co. in said state, that said Elizabeth Large wife of the said Joseph C. Large, is the legitimate daughter of Abner Duncan and Rachel Dunkin, the said Rachel Duncan the mother of said Elizabeth Large having been a daughter of Joshua Ward, brother to the late William Ward of Rutherford Co. TN and the said Rachel Duncan, the mother of said Elizabeth Large being the same person mentioned and called in the will of the late William Ward as one of three daughters of Joshua Ward a brother of the testator, and the said Rachel being now dead, it is supposed by said Charles Dement that the said Joseph C. Large and his wife Elizabeth hath some interest in the estate of said testator William Ward arising and accrue by the will of said William Ward and by the death of said Rachel Dunkin. And the said Charles Dement being anxious and desirous to purchase such interest as the said Joseph C. Large and Elizabeth Large now have in all the estate both real and personal which was of the late William Ward decd. of Rutherford Co. TN, now be it known ... that we the said Joseph C. Large and Elizabeth Large for $200 paid by said Charles Dement, hereby release and quit claim to said Charles Dement and his heirs all the interest ... that we now have to the estate real or personal of which the said William Ward died seized and possessed and which is mentioned in his last will and testament, hereby empowering the said Charles Dement .. to ask, demand, etc. all such portion of the estate ... wheresoever the same may be found. 14 June 1842. /s/ J.C. Large, Elizabeth Large. Wit. Gray Garrett, Wm. Marcum. They ack. document 14 June 1842 before Wiley Huffaker, Clerk of Claiborne Co. TN County Court. Registered June 27, 1842. Issd. to Charles Dement July 4, 1842. (FHL film 377,689; SLC 12/10/2013)
      Comments by Barbara B.: Dr. William Ward will was written Sept. 21, 1832 and an inventory was taken of his estate April 28, 1836. He apparently had no children (at least none living). He left to his wife Mary (Robertson) and to nephew Thompson Ward son of his brother James and to the three daughters of his brother Joshua: Rachel, Rody and Sealy. Apparently his will left half of the estate to his blood heirs and his wife could dispose of half to her heirs after her death. There were divisions of property by chancery court well after 1850 as Dr. William Ward had a large estate.
      In researching the Ward family of the area, no evidence has been found that Joshua and James, brothers of Dr. William, ever lived in Rutherford county. An 1852 deed in Campbell Co. TN reveals that grandchildren of Benjamin Ward Sr. were releasing interest in estate of Dr. Wm Ward who was a brother of Benjamin Ward Sr. The g-children lived in Anderson Co. and were children of Benjamin Ward Jr. It has not been established if Benjamin Ward Sr. actually ever lived in Anderson Co.
      It has not been determined where Abner Duncan and Rachel Ward married or lived. I have not done any Duncan research in Rutherford Co. as my interest is in the Ward family and time was limited on my trip to the county. Since we don't know where Joshua Ward lived or when he died, this Abner Duncan may be an E. TN family. (MAD: see Washington Co. VA)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Rutherford Co. TN Record books and index, 1804-1914 (Court, Probate, Land) Index (FHL film 380,486; SLC 5/7/2013 and 12/10/2013)
      Duncan, Marshall, will, No.9-64
      Duncan, Rachael, No.13-116
      Duncan, Rachael decd, No.13-217, 14-357, 15-595
      Duncan, Robert decd. No.16-37 - MAD: Rachael, not Robert
      Duncan, Washington decd, No.16-234, 17-330? (350?) - DEMENT, not Duncan
      No Joseph or Elizabeth Large
      quit Vol.22, 1867
 

Rutherford Co. TN Record Books (SLC 9/13/1986 and 5/7/2013)
   Records for books 8-10, 1830-1840 (FHL film 380,488)
      9-64/65: Marshall Duncan, formerly of Edmondson Co. KY but residing at present in Rutherford Co. TN, being in a low state of health, declare the following to be my last will and testament. First, I give to my wife Mary Ann Duncan all the property I now have of every description in either of the states mentioned, to be used or sold as she may think best, for the support and maintainance of herself and for raising, maintaining and educating all my children. Second, I also give to my said wife the interest I now have or may hereafter have in the dower of my mother Dorcus Duncan of Rappahannock Co. VA, the proceeds and profits of which she is to use in the same way and for the same purposes mentioned in the first devise, until my youngest child shall arrive at full age, and then the said dower I wish divided share and share alike between my said wife and all my children. Third, I appoint my said wife Mary Ann Duncan executrix of this my last will and testament. 22 June 1833, /s/ Marshall Duncan, wit. Wm. Ledbetter, Chas. King, Lewis Garner. Rutherford County TN Court August term 1833, the will of Marshall Duncan was proven by the oath of William Ledbetter and Lewis Garner, witnesses, and ordered recorded. Recorded 8 Nov. 1833. (FHL film 380,488)
   Records for books 11-13, 1840-1847 (FHL film 380,489)
      13-116/117: Duncan, Rachael decd. State of TN, Rutherford Co. Court Feb. term 1845. To Charles Dement, citizen of Rutherford Co. It appearing to the County Court now in session that Rachael Duncan has died leaving no will and the court being satisfied ... your claim to the administration and you having given bond and qualified as directed by law and the court has ... under... that letters of administration be issued to you, These are therefore to authorize and empower you to take into your possession and control all the goods, chattels, claims and papers of the said intestate and return a true and perfect inventory to our county court in 90 days, to collect and pay all debts, and to ... transact all the duties ... as administrator, and after having settled up said estate, to deliver the residue thereof to those who are by law entitled. /s/ Robert S. Morris, Clerk of said court, 3 Feb. 1845. Recorded 5 Feb. 1845. (FHL film 380,489)
      13-217/218: State of TN, Rutherford County Court July term 1845. To Levi L. Waterman, a citizen of (blank) county, it appearing to the County Court now in session that Rachael Duncan the owner of and having title to a large amount of property, real, personal and ?? in section in Rutherford Co. TN, leaving no will, and the court being satisfied as to your claim to the administration and you having given bond and qualified as directed by law and the court has ordered that letters of administration be issued to you, These are therefore to authorize and empower you to take into your possession and control all the goods, chattels, claims and papers of the said intestate and return a true and perfect inventory to our county court in 90 days, to collect and pay all debts, and to ... transact all the duties ... as administrator, and after having settled up said estate, to deliver the residue thereof to those who are by law entitled. /s/ Robert S. Morris, Clerk of said court, 8 July 1845. (FHL film 380,489)
   Records for books 14-15, 1847-1850 (FHL film 380,490)
      14-357: Duncan, Rachel Decd. State of TN, Rutherford County Court May term 1848. To R.H. Mason, a citizen of Rutherford county, it appearing to the County Court now in session that Rachael Duncan has died leaving no will, and the court being satisfied as to your claim to the administration de bonus non and you having given bond and qualified by law and the court having ordered that letters of administration be issued to you, These are therefore to authorize and empower you to take into your possession and control all the goods, chattels, claims and papers of the said intestate and return a true and perfect inventory to our county court in 90 days, to collect and pay all debts, and to ... transact all the duties ... as administrator, and after having settled up said estate, to deliver the residue thereof to those who are by law entitled. /s/ John Woods, Clk., 1 May 1848. Recorded May 1, 1848. (FHL film 380,490)
      15-595: Duncan, Rachael decd. Settlement made with R.H. Mason, administrator de bonis non of Rachel Duncan decd by me, John Woods, Clerk of Rutherford Co. Court, the administrator is indebted to said estate as follows, per inventory ... $3,731.95. Credit, Clerk's fees $1.50, allowance to admin. $75.00, clerks fees for inventory $3.25, [total] $79.75., Bal due estate from administrator, $3652.20. There is a debt in the inventory which is insolvent, upon L. Atherton for about $68.31, /s/ John Woods, 30 April 1851, recorded June 18, 1851. (FHL film 380,490)
   Records for books 16-17, 1851-1856 (FHL film 380,491)
      16-37: Duncan, Rachael Decd. An Inventory of the estate of Rachel Duncan decd. Amount recd. of Clerk J.F. Fletcher in notes, $2085.00. Amt. Recd. at one time in cash by the hands of J.M. Tompkins, $1100.00. Amt. March 4th 1851, recd. of clerk, $546.95. [total] $3731.95. Reported by Clerk Fletcher, one note on Samuel Atkinson for $20 insolvent of which 1/3 is due the estate and 1/6 of 2/3, making if collected $8.81. Returned April 30, 1851, by R.N. Mason, Admr. Debonis non. Recorded Sept. 29, 1851. (FHL film 380,491)
 

Rutherford Co. TN Will (from Bonnie Ward Sell 6/1989, and FHL film 380,488)
      Record Book 9, pg.215: 21 Sept. 1832, William Ward of Rutherford Co. TN; all my estate except the property hereafter given to my nephew Thompson Ward, should be kept together in the possession of my wife Mary Ward for her benefit, then equally divided, 1/2 when divided to my said wife Mary Ward to dispose of as she wishes at her death; to my nephew Thompson Ward son of my brother James Ward, 7 negroes as follows, Ben a negro man I bought of Risk?, Polly his wife and her 5 children namely Coleman, Pane, Marlin, Eliza & Sarah, and all their future increase; I also give the 1/2 of my property above given to my said wife Mary Ward during her life, to be equally divided at her death between my brother Joshua Ward's three daughters Rachael, Rody, & Sealy, and Thompson Ward son of my brother James Ward. Appoint wife Mary Ward sole executrix. Wit. J.D. Donnelson, Robert Booth, B. Randolph. No court date given, nearby documents recorded Jan. 1836 and June 1835.
      (Bonnie: Rachel Ward Duncan's children initiated a power of attorney for a Levi Waterman to represent them in Chancery Court; if I can now prove that Rachel Ward Duncan and Squire Ward who married Winney Duncan in Washington Co. VA were brother and sister, I will know who Squire Ward's father was. This probate case went on for 15 years or more; William Ward was a large landowner in Rutherford Co., having come in 1804; the inventory takes nearly 20 pages to list, and he owned some 1500 acres plus about 50 negros.)
 

Rutherford Co. TN Record Book A No. 1, 1804-1814 (typed by WPA; FHL film 380,487)
      A1-72: John Ford's Will recorded. Will of John Ford of Burke Co., 27 Oct. 1804; rec. 12 Jan. 1809; to my wife Judith Ford all my property to dispose of as she pleases amongst my children, during her widowhood, also I leave John Payne and Charles Duncan to see to settling my affairs as to paying my debts and receiving what debts is due to me now. Execs. my worthy friends Jacob Ford and James Ford. /s/ John Ford (Seal). Wit. Sally Payne, Lucinda Payne, John Godfrey. (typed pg.29) (MAD: should be Burke Co. NC; see Charles Duncan, wife Mary Ford, from Buckingham Co. VA to Burke Co. NC to Union Co. GA)
 

TAX RECORDS

Rutherford Co. TN Tax Records 1809-1813, 1867, 1871 (FHL film 431,395)
1809: Account of taxable property 1809 (alphabetic). (no other Duncan)
      Duncan, Joseph, 100a, 1wp, 37-1/2 tax
1810: Duncan, William, 1 pole, 18-3/4 tax
1811: Duncan, William, 1wp, .25 tax
      Dunkins, Joseph, 60a, 1wp, 1bp, 1 stud in season at $1.50; $3.90 total
      Duncan, Thomas, 180a, 1wp, .70 tax
1812: Dunkin, John, 1wp, .18-3/4 tax
      Dunkin, Joseph, 60a, 1wp, .29-3/4 tax
1813: Dunkin, Joseph, 60a, 1wp, 1bp, .68-1/4 tax
1867: quit
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Platte Co. MO Probate Records (from Lu Durham 3/1987)
      John R. Duncan appointed guardian of the minor children (Sandford, Sarah Catherine, Hiram G., Mary Ann) of Marshall Duncan "late of Rutherford Co. TN, deceased". May 6, 1845. (LD: John R. Duncan's wife, Mildred Jane, was the oldest child of Marshall Duncan)

Platte Co. MO Probate Court Records (from Dorothy Kincaid 3/1987)
      Tuesday, May 6, 1845: Now at this day comes John Sandford Duncan, Sarah Catherine Duncan, Hiram G. Duncan, and Mary Ann Duncan, minor children and heirs of Marshall Duncan late of Rutherford Co. TN deceased, and make choice of John R. Duncan for their guardian. Whereupon it is ordered that John R. Duncan be appointed guardian upon filing a bond for $600; bond filed with Edward P. Duncan and Benjamin Sedwick securities.
      Bond of John R. Duncan, principal, and Edward P. Duncan and Benjamin Sedwick as securities, 6 May 1845, to State of MO for benefit of John Sandford Duncan, Sarah Catherine Duncan, Hiram G. Duncan, and Mary Ann Duncan, minor children and heirs of Marshall Duncan late of Rutherford Co. TN deceased, $600; that John R. Duncan was appointed guardian of the persons and estates of the said (minor children)

Bedford Co. TN Deed (FHL film 476,360)
      KK-340: 21 May 1841, Joseph P. Stallard of Bedford Co. TN to William H. Duncan of Rutherford Co. TN, $1, lot in Shelbyville, deed of trust.

Coffee Co. TN Deeds (SLC 9/6/2010)
      L-178/179: 5 Sept. 1859, Anderson Stroud of Coffee Co. TN sold to Patrick L. Duncan of Rutherford Co., state afsd, parcel of land containing 100 acres more or less, in Coffee Co. District No.10 on the waters of the barren fork of Collins River for $731 paid, beginning at a stake in a field being the SE corner of the land belonging to Walter Stroud decd, and west boundary line of A.J. Brewers tract, then S 48 (too dark) line to a S? line ... to A.J. Brewers corner, then east with said Brewers line 11 poles to a small hickory on the west boundary of said Brewers tract, then south with his line 34 poles to a potash said Brewers corner, then east with his line 15 poles to a potash the west boundary line of John Umbargers 300 acre tract, then south with his line 58 poles to a black oak Holme's corner, then west with his line 125 poles to a stake in the center of Mud Creek and then down with the meanders of said creek to a sassafras corner near the bank of said creek, then east to the beginning ... to said P.L. Duncan ... /s/ Anderson Stroud, wit. Daniel Nelson, Y.M. Winnett. Noted in notebook C pg.102, on 27 March 1862, and registered the same day. (FHL film 802,761)
 

Sullivan Co. TN Deed (FHL film 972,710)
      16-308: 30 Dec. 1850, power of attorney to Levi L. Waterman to receive from Chancery Court of Rutherford County, TN, that part of the estate of Dr. Wm. Ward, decd, late of Rutherford Co., devized by said William Ward decd to Rachel Ward afterwards Rachel Duncan of Washington Co. VA, and descended through her to us as heirs of said Rachel Duncan. /s/ Abner Duncan, A.J. Duncan, John Andis, Rhoda Andis. Wit. L?.S. Booher, D.J. Waterman.
 

Warren Co. TN Deed Book H, 1833 - 1836 (FHL film 571,577)
      H-492/493: 22 April 1823, William "Stanford" of Routherford (sic) Co. TN to Mary Dunkan of same, for $100 paid, tract of land in Warren Co. TN on waters of barren fork of Collins River, 50 acres of land, bounded beg. at two post oakes then E 66 poles to two post oaks then N 63-1/4 poles to two post oaks then W 28 poles to two read oaks then N 57 poles to two read oak, then W 64 poles to a sasifas and maple on the creek, then S with the meanders of the creek to a hickory and black gum, then S 10 deg. E 60 poles to the beginning, containing 50 acres more or less. /s/ William Stanfield. Wit. Calvin Curlee, John Stacy. John Stacy appeared 6 July 1835. Recorded 6 July 1835. (FHL film 571,577; SLC 9/14/1981, rechecked 8/30/2010 and 9/4/2010) (MAD: ?? widow of Lewis Duncan of Coffee Co. TN?)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458; also from Mildred Hofer 4/1980)
      Duncan, William; SO 4111, SC 3733; BL 5407-80-55, 24912-80-55; Private in Capt. Henry Welch's Co. VA Mil. 7/13/1814 to 1/28/1815; sol. res. 1850, 1855 Rutherford Co. TN, 1856 Bedford Co. TN, 1871 Rutherford Co. (P.O. Fosterville) TN.

Bounty Land Application SC 3733 of William Duncan, War of 1812 (copy of documents from Sara Blalock 5/1985)
      Bedford Co. TN, 4 Nov. 1850, appeared William Duncan, aged 56, resident of Rutherford Co. TN; he was a private in the company commanded by Capt. Henry Welch in 5th Reg. of VA Volunteer Militia commanded by Col. McLannahan, in War declared by US against Great Brittain in June 1812; that he volunteered at Harrisonburg, VA, on 14 July 1814 for 6 months; that he continued in actual service for 6 months and was honorably discharged at Norfolk, VA, 29 Jan. 1815; that he has lost his certificate of discharge but which time of service will appear from the muster rolls of said company & the pay rolls. /s/ Wm. Duncan.
      Bedford Co. TN, 29 March 1855, appeared William Duncan, aged 61, resident of Rutherford Co. who was a private in company commanded by Capt. Henry Welch, 5th Reg. VA Militia commanded by Col. McClanahan; volunteered in Rockingham Co. VA on or about 14 July 1814 for 6 months, discharged at Norfolk VA on 29 Jan. 1815; he received Warrant No. (blank) for 90 (80?) acres under act of 25 Sept. 1855 which was sold and transferred. Applies for additional bounty land under act 3 March 1855. /s/ Wm. Duncan; wit. David A? Evans, Augustus H. White, residents of Bedford Co. who know Wm. Duncan.
      Rutherford Co. TN, 23 March 1871, appeared William Duncan, age 76, resident near Fosterville, Rutherford Co., TN, not married; he served 60 days in military service of US in War of 1812; he enlisted in Capt. Henry Welsh's Co., Col. McLanahan 5th VA Regt., at Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co. VA, on 14 July 1814; discharged at Fort Nelson, VA, on 29 Jan. 1815; his time was spent in Fort Nelson in the Artilery Service; he never received any bounty land, was in the service about six months. /s/ William Duncan; wit. Wm. Witson/Mitson, F. Henry?. Form letter from Pension Office to request evidence of enlistment of Wm. Duncan, Claim No. 4101, in War of 1812.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1887 "Histories of Fayette & Hardeman Cos. TN" by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.8 H2ha, Vol.11; and from Evelyn Sigler)
      Pg.907, Hardeman Co.: C.A. Duncan. Among the early settlers of Hardeman Co. was William B. Duncan, a native of SC, who came to this county on a hunting expedition in 1814. He was so well pleased with the country that in 1820 he returned, bringing his family, among whom were Henry W. and Thomas. The former is spoken of in another sketch. Thomas was born in Rutherford Co. TN in 1807. He married Mrs. Nancy Gray, born in 1797. To this union 5 children were born, 4 of whom lived to be grown. Mr. Duncan was a farmer and a Democrat. He died in 1858. His wife's death occurred in 1855. Both were members of the Methodist Church. The Duncan family is of Scotch-Irish descent. The only living son is Calvin A., our subject; was born October 25, 1836, in Marshall Co. MS where his parents lived a short time. His early life was spent on a farm. ... At the age of 18 he began his career as a farmer. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. G of 10th ARK Infantry, Confederate service. ... He was disabled for 9 months, and for 13 months held a prisoner. ... In 1871 he married Miss Sallie Andrews, born in 1852. They have no children, but are raising two orphans. Both Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are active and liberal members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For 45 years Mr. Duncan has been a resident of Hardeman Co. ... stanch Democrat.
 

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