Duncan research files of
1830 Sullivan Co. TN Census Pg.294 Shipley, Joshua 1120,11 - 1110,001 Ford, Mary 0211,1 - 0110,01 Alfred Duncan 0001,01 - 2200,1 295 Vincent, Thomas 0001,001 - 1000,21 Pickens, James 0000,0001 - 0000,001 297 Vincent, John 0011,001 - 0120,01 Carr, Geo. 1100,01 - 1010,01 Ford, Isaac 3101,01 - 0120,01 302 Vincent, Geo. 0000,0000,01 - 0000,1000,1 305 Spurgher, Joseph 2000,111 - 2100,1000,01 Yoakley, Wm. 0011,0001 - 0100,0001 306 Beard families Yoakley, Richard 0200,01 - 1110,01 307 Snapp, John 0010,0000,1 - 0000,01 308 Hodge families 310 Beard family 1840 Sullivan Co. TN Census Pg.101 David Troxell 0002,0001 - 0000,2001 104 George Mothorn 0001,0001 - 0001,111 105 George Morton 0011,0001 - 0100,1001 124 Peter Yoakley 0011,1001 - 1010,001 Henry Yoakley 0000,001 - 0221,101 Aquilla Parker 0000,001 - 2321,01 127 James Morton 1001,1001 - 0000,1 129 John Caruthers 0000,1000,001 - 0100,0000,01 (MAD: may be age 20-30, mar. dau. of James & Stacy (Duncan) Melvin) 130 William Moton 0001,1 - 0001,1 141 Harland Duncan (11)100,01 - 1100,1 (11 males 0-5) John Snapp 0000,0000,01 - 0120,0001 Rice Duncan 2000,1 - 0000,1 142 Alfred Duncan 2100,11 - 0022,01
1850 Sullivan Co. TN Census (some from Roy Hall 2/1989)
Page numbers without parens are stamped page numbers, within parens are handwritten numbers
Pg.42 (84), #425, James DUNCAN 22 TN Hammerman? $100
Catharine 22 TN
Pg.55 (109), #620, Saml. SPERGEN 57 TN farmer $500
Jane 55 TN
John 31, Nancy 27, Elizabeth 25 TN
Margaret 23, Louisa 20 TN
Moses 18, Rachel 16 TN
Pg.74 (147), #897, Alfred DUNCAN 46 TN gunsmith $2000
Margaret 36 TN
Emeline 33, Merriah (f) 22 TN
Madison 19, Jno. 15 TN
Edmon (m) 12, Alfred 10 TN
Samuel 7 TN
(MAD: ?? sons Alfred and Samuel Duncan in 1870 Barren Co. KY census)
Pg.80 (160), #988, Saml. MOTRON 28 TN farmer $600
Susanah 24 TN
Pg.80 (160), #989, Cornelias TRUSLER 46 VA farmer $0
Elizabeth 45 TN
Elizabeth 14 TN
Susan MOTRON 65 TN
Clora DUNCAN 81 TN
Pg.101 (201), #1285, Charles YOKELEY 36 TN farmer $0
Amelia 28 TN
Harriet 8, Martha 6 TN
Mary 2, Peter 10/12 TN
Jessee DUNCAN 76 TN none
Noah LENS ? 23 TN
Barbary 19 TN, mar. in year
Pg.102 (203), #1294, Quilla PARKER 55 TN boatman $200
Lucy 49 TN
Mary 22, Rosanah 20, Sarah 17 TN
Matilda 15, Lydia 12 TN
Priscilla 10, Lucinda 8 TN
Pg.109 (217), #1405, Wm. MELVIN 26 TN farmer $0
Elizabeth 21 TN
Jno. 27 TN farmer, Hannah 18 TN
(MAD: not marked "married in year")
Pg.115 (229), #1481, Benj. BIRDWELL 47 TN millwright $0
Lydia 27 TN
Elizabeth 8, Alfred 7, Matilda 5 TN
Harriet 2, Rural (m) 2/12 TN
Pg.120 (240), #1562, Mary DUNCAN 42 TN (blank) $0
Jno. 19 (farmer), Frances (f) 17 TN
Elizabeth 14, Richard 12 TN
Sarah 10 TN
(MAD: widow of Ellis Harland Duncan)
Pg.120 (240), #1563, George CARROL 21 TN farmer $0
Nancy 20 TN
Thos. 2 TN
Pg.120 (240), #1564, Ellen (no last name) 31 TN (blank) $1500
Jno. S. 12, Henry 9 TN
Wm. 7, Joseph 5 TN
Rice 2 TN
(MAD: Ellen the widow of Rice Duncan; ?? see William Duncan age 16 with Edee Beard in 1860 Washington Co. TN census; Jno. S. in 1860 Calhoun Co. IL census)
1860 Sullivan Co. TN Census
(MAD: pages out of sequence in filming; looked page by page, did not find John S. 22, Henry 19, William 17, Joseph G. 15, George Rice 12, Nancy A. 13, children of Rice Duncan & Ellen Snapp)
District 1, P.O. Holston Valley
Pg.1 (156), #1057, John POOR 36 TN furnace hand $0-$100
Mary 34 TN
Robt. 18 TN furnace hand
James 9, Mary J. 7 TN
Elizabeth 3 TN
F.M. POORE (m) 16 TN day laborer
Enoch DUNCAN 60 TN laborer
Susan SALLS 26 TN
(MAD: John D. Poor mar. Mary B. Duncan 1840 Carter Co. TN; spelling as given)
Pg.2 (157), #1061, James DUNCAN 32 TN day laborer $200-$150
Nancy C. 32 TN
Susan 10, Mary E. 8 TN
Nancy A. 6, Enoch 2 TN
District 15, P.O. Falls Branch
Pg.13 (131), #94-94, Charles DUNCAN 46 TN farmer $400-$500
Rachel E. 42 TN domestic
John M. 18 TN farm laborer (school)
Margaret 16 TN domestic (school)
Sollomon 14, Wm. T. 12 TN (school)
Simon Peter 10 TN (school)
James Russell 8, Mary E. 6 TN
Phillip J. 5, Martha Jane 3 TN
Thomas C. 2 TN
Pg.19, #134, Isaac STEPHENS 39 TN farmer $2500-3000
Margaret L. 8 TN
Betsey 38 TN domestic
Estell (f) 7, Mary E. 6, John Wesly 4 TN
Sleirceas? D. (m) 2 TN (printed index: Hiram D. 2)
Betsy PERKINS 26 TN
Frances M. STEPHENS (m) 20 MO farm laborer -$200
Pg.33, #199-196, Lydia MILLER 41 TN housekeeper $0-$50
John 15, Sarah A. 14, Elizabeth 7 TN
William H. 2 TN
(MAD: ?? dau. of William Duncan d.1865 Washington Co. TN?; not identified 1850 census)
District 5, P.O. Blountville
Pg.45 (79), #533-533, Margaret PICKENS 50 TN school teacher $500-$25
Eliza DUNCAN 8 TN
Elizabeth PICKENS 5 MO
Boones Creek or District 15, P.O. Gotts XRoads
Pg.114 (53), #376, Elmira M. PIERCE 30 TN domestic $4000-$2500
John 10, Bettie 7 TN
Samuel P. 2 TN
Samuel DUNCAN 17 TN
District 15, P.O. Gotts XRoads
Pg.124 (28), #193, Matt M. DUNCAN 29 TN farmer $2000-$800
Rebecca 23 TN
Nancy J. 2, Sarah E. 1 TN
Phebe DUNCAN 19 TN
Pg.124 (28), #194, William CROP (CROSS?) 55 TN farm laborer $0-$50
Lucinda 24 TN domestic
Abraham 7, Martha Jane 6 TN
James N. 4, Catherine 3 TN
Mary Ann 1 TN
Pg.124 (28-9), #195, John DUNCAN 23 TN farmer $2000-$500
Sarah 23 TN (not mar.in year)
1870 Sullivan Co. TN Census
Civil District #1, P.O. Bristol
Pg.373, #1, DUNCAN, James J. 42 TN farmer -- $347 married
Nancy C. 42 TN
Susan 19, Mary 18, Nancy 16 TN
Enoch 11, Martha 6, James 4 TN
14th District, P.O. Gott
Pg.506, #48-48, COX, William 56 TN (white) farmer $1000-$600
Eliza 53 TN housekeeper
Jane 20 TN
Eliza 14 TN
DUCAN, Samuel 10 TN (white)
Pg.509, #103, DUNCAN, J.P. (m) 35 TN farmer $1500 $700
Sarah 34 TN
William B. 9, James E. 3 (sic) TN
Mary E. 7 (sic) TN
(MAD: John P. Duncan)
Pg.509, #104, DUNCAN, M.M. (m) 38 TN farmer $1500 $800
Rebecca 35 TN
Nancy 14, Sarah 12, Josephine 9 TN
Mattie L. (f) 7, Alfred 5, Alice 3, John 1 TN
15th District, P.O. Pleasant Plains
Pg.511, #4, STEPHENS, Isaac 49 TN farmer $3000 $200
Ruth A. 39 TN
Margaret 18, Estelle L. 16 TN
Hiram J?. 12, Elizabeth M. 6 TN
Pg.519, #123, DUNCAN, Chas. 56 TN farmer $800 $600
Rachel 46 TN
Simon P. 21, James 19, Mary E. 16 TN
Jerial (m) 14, Martha 12 TN
(MAD: Jerial Phillip)
Sullivan Co. TN Marriage Records 1861-1870 (FHL film 24,836, part 5, typed)
Duncan, John M. to Sarah Dikes, 8 Aug. 1865, mar. 10 Aug. 1865, License #33
Sullivan Co. TN Will Book 1, 1830-1870 (FHL film 24,836, part 6, typed)
No Duncan, Linch, Bennett
(Wills were copied into Book 1 from wills found in file boxes.)
1-101: 7 May 1857, will of John Vincent; wife Elizabeth; son George W. Vincent; land description included names of Wm. & Peter Good, J. A. Wells, Titworth old patent line, Peter Good, George Carr, Wolf pen ridge, Molton's old line, Wm. Molton, Bowman's branch, Wm. Ingle's line, water of Gum Spring Hollow & Mores branch. Son Thomas F. Vincent: land on Duncan's Orphans line, ... Duncan's Orphans old line, said Duncan's corner, to Edward's corner, to east bank Fall Branch on John Duncan's old line, to Morgan's corner .... Daughters Abigail James and Sarah James and Rachel Hunt; to dau. Rachel Hunt land on Horse Creek where John B. Hunt and family now lives (mentions Isaac Titsworth's old patent line & other names); my five children George W. Vincent, Thomas F. Vincent, Abigail James, Sarah James and Rachel Hunt. Exec. sons George W. Vincent and Thomas F. Vincent. Wit. Henry W. Keen, Eli A. Keen. Probated 7 Oct. 1861.
1-138: 11 Dec. 1847, will of Benjamin L. Yoakley; wife Ellenor land; at her death my two nephew (sic) Jesse C. Yoakley, Benjamin L. Yoakley, sons of Richard Yoakley; two nephews pay to each of their 5 sisters (unnamed); mention note of George Hoss, lands bought from Samuel Crawford, William Deery, John Hodge, land joining lands of John Barnes & Nancy Meed. Exec. wife Ellenor Yoakley, John Barns and Blake Carlton. Wit. Joshua L. Hamilton, William Gammon. Rec. 9 Feb. 1848.
1-223: 13 May 1830, will of David Bragg; wife Elizabeth; dau. Ann Pickens; dau. Elizabeth Hale; my former dau-in-law the wife of my son who is now dead, now Mary Jolly. Exec. wife Elizabeth Bragg. Wit. Thomas Murrell, John Peoples Jr., N. W. Bachman. Prob. 3 June 1844.
1-804: 16 May 1857, will of Peter Yoakley; son John; dau. Jane wife of John Hickman; son Endimeon; son Charles; son Thomas; son Peter "farm known as Richard Yoakely farm adj. Henry Yoakley & others"; dau. Permelia Branstetler; dau. Mary Ann wife of Hiram Hale; dau. Elizabeth wife of James Drake; dau. Nancy wife of Isaac Brown; dau. Jane wife of John Hickman; granddau. Martha Yoakley dau. of Charles Yoakley. Exec. sons John and Peter Yoakley. Wit. E. K. Bachman, Daniel P. Ford. Reg. 12 June 1857.
1-845: March, 1849, will of Thomas Bragg; wife Patsy; son David E. Bragg; son Thomas Bragg; son George; 3 daus. Marthy, Malinday and Matilday; son Henry; dau. Dasy Bower; dau. Elizabeth Morrel. Exec. wife Patsy. Wit. Henry Bragg, Lewis Hulse. No probate date.
Go to the Sullivan Co. TN Land Records
"The Colonial and State Records of NC" & "NC State Records" (FHL book 975.6 N86 and from Evelyn Sigler)
22:3, 22:5 July 25, 1788. In convention at Independence of US, 1788, fully elected members for Sullivan County -- Joseph Martin, John Scott and John Dunkin. List of members included John Dunkin.
22:25, 22:27 Friday, Aug. 1, 1788. John Dunkin voted "nay" on adopting amendment by Mr. Iredell. John Dunkin voted "yea" on resolution that the convention will ballot for the place at which the seat of government shall be fixed.
22:30, 22:32 Sat., Aug. 2, 1788. Vote on location of seat of State Government; John Dunkin voted "yea." State to Collect impost on goods imported into this state and appropriate the money to the use of Congress; John Dunkin voted "yea."
22:35 Mon., Aug. 4, 1788. Protest on location of seat of state government signed by John Dunken.
22:701 25 Oct. 1788, Washington Co. NC; Civil Officers for the county of Sullivan: John Duncan.
22:705-13 Dec. 1787, Petition of the inhabitants of the Western Co. concerning a new govt. Signers included John Duncan.
24:857 1786 Laws of NC, Chapter LIV. An Act for Appointing the Place of Holding Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the County of Sullivan. Whereas the division of Sullivan Co. hath rendered the usual place of holding courts unequal in distance to the number of the inhabitants of said county: Be it Enacted by the General Assembly of NC and it is hereby enacted ... that Joseph Martin, James M'Neil, John Duncan, Evan Shelby, Samuel Smith, William King and John Scott, be appointed commissioners ... to fix upon the most centrical or convenient place for the inhabitants of said county, for building and erecting a court house ... first court in said Sullivan county at house of Joseph Cole ... (Act passed Jan. 6, 1787) (have copy page)
24:968 1788, Joseph Martin, Evan Shelby, Gilbert Christian, Robert Allison, George Vincent, Sam. Smith, John Dunkin, Wm. King appt. commissioners for county of Sullivan.
Lee Co. VA Marriage Records; 1830-35 minister's returns, 1850-54 marriage licenses, 1853-1916 mar. register, birth register 1854-77, death register 1853-1891 (FHL film 32,441)
Record 2, 1853-1916
Page 20, line 39, 4/24/1868, Jeremiah Fugate, 51 widow b. "not known", par. George & Elizab., to Elizabeth Duncan, 35 widow b. Sullivan Co. TN, par. "not known", mar. by Thos. Horton.
Treasurer's Land Records of Green River Settlers (KY), 1796-1806; at KY State Land Office; arranged by date, certificate number listed (FHL film 174,986; and from Dixie Normandy 1993)
Part 3, 1807-1808
Pg.6, Aug. 21, 1807, Harry Hodges assee of Isaac Titsworth, 200 acres Livingston Co., #79 (MAD: Hodge and Titsworth families in Sullivan Co. TN; unknown if any connection)
Washington Co. TN Superior Court Minutes 1791-1804, by WPA (FHL film 24,851 item 1)
Pg.5: Tues., 22 Feb. 1791, Samuel Baughman vs. Vachel Dellingham & John Woods deft, in Equity; commissioners to take depositions of witnesses; John Dunkam and George Vincent be commissioners in Sullivan Co. TN, Henry Woods and George Sammons in Greenville Co. SC, and Thomas Payne and Benjamin Ekles in Washington Co. GA.
Pg.13: 15 Aug. 1891, Samuel Baughman (above) dismissed at cost of complainants.
Adair Co. MO Deeds (SLC 7/14/2014; have jpg images)
E-643: Articles of agreement 20 Nov. 1854, between John Pickens and Margaret Duncan, both of Sullivan Co. TN, that Pickens for love and good will for the said Duncan to take her child and feed and clothe it and raising it and is to treat said child in all respects as a father, and said Pickens further agrees to not have anything to do with any part or portion of property that may fall to said child from the estate of Alfred Duncan decd. and further agrees not to have anything to do with any property or money that said Duncan may have on hand. /s/ John Pickens, Margaret Duncan. Wit. John A. Viars, Micajah B. Hale. Ack. by John Pickens and Margaret Duncan (and now Margaret Pickens) the obligors on 3 Sept. 1855 before John C. Rutledge, Clerk, Sullivan Co. TN. Registered 3 Sept. 1856. Certification 3 Sept. 1855 by F. Sturm, Register, Sullivan Co. TN, the same is registered in Vol.18 page xxx. Certification 4 Sept. 1855 by Geo. R. McClellan, Chairman of County Court of Sullivan Co. TN, for F. Sturm. Certification 4 Sept. 1855 by John C. Rutledge, Clerk of County Court, for George R. McClellan, Esq. Filed for record June 14, 1856. (FHL film 1,009,569)
F-733: May 23, 1857, Margaret Duncan now Margaret Pickens release John Pickens from any further obligation as to feeding and clothing and assist me in raising of said child as bound in an article that he the said Pickens was bound in said article dated 20 Nov. 1854, and I the said Margaret Duncan now Margaret Pickens do release the said Pickens from any further liabilities as bound in said article in any way ... forever. I the said Duncan will take responsibility on myself and release the said Pickens from any further liabilities as to said child. N.B. notice, if said Duncan does bring said child back to live with said Pickens he is to do by said child as said article says. /s/ Margaret M. Pickens. Wit. Peter Bronnell, David R. Pickens. 30 May 1857, before Elvan Allen, a J.P. for Adair Co. MO, appeared Margaret Duncan and Margaret Pickens and ack. that she executed the foregoing release as party thereto, and the said Margaret Duncan now Margaret Pickens being by me examined apart from her husband ... ack. she executed the same. Filed for record Oct. 8, 1857, and recorded Oct. 15, 1857. (FHL film 1,009,570)
Go to the Sullivan Co. TN Military Records
1887 "History of TN; East TN" by Goodspeed (FHL book 976.8 H2ha Vol.2)
Pg.1309-10, Sullivan Co.: John Pearce, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Sullivan Co. January 31, 1851, the son of Jacob and Elmira (Duncan) Pearce, the former a native of this county, the son of William Pearce. The father was a thriving farmer, and died at the early age of 28 years. The mother, a native of this county, is the daughter of Alfred Duncan, a prominent citizen. She reared 5 sons and 1 daughter. Our subject, the eldest, received few advantages and on account of his father's death when he was three years old, he has always been dependent on himself, but has made a success as a farmer. In 1876 he married ...
1888 "Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans: containing biographies and records of many of the families who have attained prominence in Tennessee" compiled and edited by William S. Speer (from Evelyn Sigler 11/1982)
Pg.107: Enoch E. Duncan, b. March 23 1895, Fall Branch TN. Lawyer; son of Simon P. Duncan industrialist and Nancy Bragg. Paternal grandparents Charles Duncan and Nancy (Ross) Duncan; maternal grandparents John Bragg. Lived at Knoxville; was teacher at one time in Sullivan Co. (MAD: see Washington Co. TN; Charles & Rachel Haws Duncan)
1885 "History of McDonough County, Illinois : together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of the representative citizens; and History of Illinois ..." pub. by Continental Historical Co. (FHL film 1,000,503 item 2)
Pg.1029: Walnut Grove Township: John Henry Snapp, now deceased, was born in East Tennessee, in 1809. He was reared in Tennessee, and in 1834 left that state and came to McDonough county ... He was married in East Tennessee to Mary Ann Kepple, a native of that state. ....
1879 "History of Macoupin Co. IL" pub. by Brink, McDonough & Co. (from Margo Thiel 1987)
Bunker Hill Twp: E.B. & Mrs. Eliz. Duncan, Housepainter & Deputy Sheriff, Sullivan Co. TN.
1881 "History of Marion Co. IA, Containing History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc." pub. by Union Hist. Co., Birdsall, Williams (Los Angeles Public Library book; FHL book 977.783 H2; FHL book 977.783 H2 and films 934,953 item 4 and 924,499 item 3)
Pg.732: DUNCAN, S.V. - Pysician and surgeon. This popular gentleman is a native of Sullivan Co. East TN, and was born on the fifth of October, 1840. He came to Marion county in 1860, and on the 28th day of March, 1862, he enlisted in the service of his country, and contributed actively in putting down the Rebellion. On his return from the war he commenced the study of medicine, and in the year 1866 graduated at the Electic Medical College of Cincinnati. His industry and application is rewarded by a large and constantly growing practice. On November 5, 1868, he married Miss Mellissa Jordan, daughter of Hon. Miles Jordan, and now have two children: Tommie D. and Miles J.
1896 "A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa" 2 vols., by The Lewis Publishing Co. (FHL book 977.7 D3m, and film 934,926 item 6 and 1,033,791 items 2-3 and fiche 6,051,365; also from Alberta Westby 1978)
Vol.II, pg.624-625: SAMUEL VANCE DUNCAN, a well-known medical practitioner of Pleasantville [Marion Co.], Iowa, belonging to the Eclectic school, is numbered among the native sons of Tennessee, his birth having occurred in Sullivan county on the 5th of October, 1840. In pioneer days the family became connected with that county, for within its borders at an early period in its history there located Joseph Duncan, the grandfather of our subject, a gentleman of Scotch descent. The Doctor's father, George Rice Duncan, was born and reared there, and, having attained his majority, married Ellen Snapp, daughter of John Snapp. He was of English descent and a native of the Shenandoah valley, of Virginia, whence he removed to Tennessee during pioneer days. In the family of six children, five sons and one daughter, the Doctor was the second in order of birth. Three of this number are still living. All of the brothers were in the Civil war, but they were divided in their allegiance, one being a member of the Union army, while three of the number wore gray. Our subject served in the Seventeenth Iowa Infantry under Colonel John W. Rankin, of Keokuk, Iowa. William served in the battle of Chicamauga with the Confederate forces. Another brother was a surgeon in the Confederate army, and William (sic), who was also in the Southern ranks, died soon after the close of the war.
Dr. Duncan of this review spent his childhood days in his Southern home and attended a private school, his time being divided between his studies and farm work until his twentieth year, when, in 1860, he came North, locating in Pleasantville, Iowa. Here ... In April, 1861, he offered his services to the Government, and joined Company G, of the Seventeenth Iowa Infantry, for three years' service. .... In 1868 the Doctor led to the marriage altar Miss Melissa, the eldest daughter of Miles Jordan, ....
(MAD: 1870 Warren Co. IA census)
1914 "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family: and particularly of the descendants of George and Michael Harlan, who settled in Chester County, Pa., 1687" by Alpheus H. Harlan (from Charles Gordon 8/1984; see Ellis Harlen or Harland Duncan, reference in Sullivan Co. TN)
Emigrants to Chester Co. PA 1687; son of George Harlan, emigrant, was Ezekial Harlan Sr., b. 5/19/1707, d. 5/13/1754, m. Hannah Oborn, had 7 children, middle one was Ellis Harlan.
Ellis Harlan, b. ca 1734 Chester Co. PA, by 1764 was at New Gordon MM, Guilford Co. NC, where he was disciplined 10/13/1764 (Henshaw) for drinking, quarreling; no further Quaker records after this according to the book. He left for TN, was there in late 1760's, but soon left for GA where he married Catherine, a Cherokee woman, daughter of Kingfisher and Mary Ward and was the widow of one John Walker, a white man.
(CJG: Ellis Harlan Duncan, b. 1808, apparently named for this man.)
Copy of "Family Record" from Bible, sent by Alberta Westby 9/1978
"From a Bible at the home of my aunt (by marriage) Mrs. Eddath Dyer who is in her late 80's. She has 3 or 4 Bibles. This was probably Lucindas, 1 is that of Eliz. Parker Dyer and 1 is that of my grandparents, Peter Aquilla Dyer and Martha Hardin Dyer.
Aquilla Parker was Born December the 11 in the year - 1793
Lucinda Parker was Born July the 3rd day in the year - 1801
(crossed out) Rosaner Parker was born November the 26th 1830
Rice Duncan Born Mark (sic) the 18 - 1813
Lucinda Emmaline Parker was Born the 16 of November - 1843
Edwin Martial Pearson Born, March the 26 1853
S. V. Duncan. Born October 5th 1840
Rice Duncan Departed this life October the 17 - 1847.
John Rice Woods Departed This life October the 19 day 1848
Aquila D. Woods Departed this life October the 26 1852
Samuel A. Dyer Departed this life March the 5 1854
Typed copy of letter from Dr. Geo. R. Duncan, typed by Barbara D. Spurgin, Feb. 13, 1975 (from Larry Spurgin 4/1984; MAD's spacing)
(from:) Dr. Geo. R. Duncan, Express Office, Fordtown, TN. Fall Branch, TN, April 16, 1913. (To) Miss Celia Spurgin, Bristol, TN. My dear Miss Spurgin,
In answer to your inquiry in regard to the Duncans in this part of the Country I am fearful that I can not give you very much information as my parents both died when I was very young. I know that the Lucy Parker- and your Grand Mother Rosanna Spurgin were Sisters of my Father Rice Duncan and Uncle Horlan. My brother Dr. S.V. Duncan went also to Iowa and settled in Pleasantville - Perhaps if your parents settled near where Aunt Lucy lived that you also knew - my brother out there. He lives in Dallas Texas at the present time. Uncle Horlan died many years ago - & his 2 sons John & Richard went to Kentucky near Glassco. He had 2 daughters. The oldest Fannie married a Hall - they are both dead and their children are scattered. The other one married a Ford. She died but left no children. There were 6 of my family 5 boys & 1 girl. John S. the oldest went to Ill - before the war & was killed in a R.R. wreck about 28 years ago. His widow lives at Bluff City Ill- They have 2 children a boy McClelland who lives some where in Mo. The girl Eleanor married a R.R. man by the name of Burke. I have not heard from them in 2 or 3 years & don't know where they are. The next Dr. S.V. lives at Dallas Texas, only has one child Dr. Miles who also lives in Dallas. William died in the Confederate. Nam (?) married a Ford moved to Texas both are dead. Their children in Dallas Co. Texas. Jos. lives near Brownsboro in this Washington County. His children are all married & scattered. I have 8 children 5 girls & 3 boys. The oldest Dr. O.R. is located at Fordtown in the same Co Bristol is. 2 in Col. 1 in Oregon. 3 girls live at home and 1 married & lives a few miles a way.
Your great great grand father on your grand mother Duncan had I think 5 brothers one of located near the place where my son Dr. O.R. is located. His family are all gone from here save one great grand son J.E. Duncan who lives in the neighborhood. One went to what is Madison Co. Tenn. I know nothing of his family. One went to what is now known as Blont Co. He has a great grand at Knoxvile John Duncan & one George at Knoxville, one settled in what is known as Lusbury settlement in this Washington Co. the other one was killed by the Indians & is buried in this Co. near the mouth of Boons-Creek on the Walanger River. They all came to this Country with the old Beans. So I guess I might have the right & pleasure to call you Cousin Celia. If you can I would be pleased to have you visit me & come to Bristol some time and if you remain there any length of time I will hunt you up.
With best wishes I am yours most Respt. Geo. R. Duncan
You will please look over bad writing as I am 65 years old am sort of an invalid.
MAD: See "Some Duncan Families of Eastern Tennessee Before 1800" by Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson for information and lineages about some of the Duncans in Sullivan Co. TN.
"Kingsport Times" Kingsport [Sullivan Co.], Tennessee, Thursday, May 25, 1916 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 1/2004)
FALL BRANCH NEWS
JOHN E. DUNCAN and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of boy number 3 at their home.
"Kingsport Times" Kingsport [Sullivan Co.], Tennessee, Thursday, February 8, 1917
Dr. G.G. Keener and Wife, returned Monday from Jonesboro, where they had attended the funeral of C.R. DUNCAN, brother-in-law of Dr. Keener who died Saturday of apoplexy.
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