Duncan research files of
Washington Co. TN County Court and Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Minutes, originals, County Clerk's Office, no indexes
Wanted years available for original minutes
1778-1809 - no indexes other than Vol.1 (FHL film 825,510)
Vol.1, 1778 - 1798 (index by WPA)
Vol. 1788 - 1793
Vol. 2/1791 - 3/1804 (County Court)
Vol.2, 5/1798 - 9/1799 (County Court of Pleas)
Vol. 2/1802 - 5/1809 (County and Quarterly Court)
1809-1826 County Court and Quarterly Court - no indexes (FHL film 825,511)
Vol. 2/1809 - 1/1817
Vol. 4/1819 - 4/1822
Vol. 7/1822 - 7/1824
Vol. 10/1824 - 1/1826
1826-1837 County Court - no indexes (FHL film 825,512)
Vol. 4/1826 - 10/1827
Vol. 1/1828 - 4/1829
Vol. 7/1829 - 10/1831
Vol. 1/1832 - 7/1833
Vol. 10/1833 - 5/1837
1837-1858 - no indexes (FHL film 825,513)
Vol. 6/1837 - 8/1842 (road orders, mention of inventories filed)
Vol. 9/1842 - 3/1847
Vol. 1842 - accounts of money received by county
Vol. 6/1847 - 6/1852
Vol. 7/1852 - 6/1858
Washington Co. TN County Court Minute Books Vol.2, 1798-1799 (FHL film 24,854; extracts from Ruth Burns)
Book 1, pg.306: 7 Nov. 1787, Ordered that Charles Duncan be apptd. overseer of waggon road from John Beens Ford on Watauga River to Saml. Fains branch in the room of John Keen Esqr.(306; MAD: I had as 2nd Monday, Feb. 1788)
21 Jan. 1789, a power of attorney from Joseph Duncan and Susannah his wife to John Carr was proved by oath of John Carr Junr a witness thereto. Dated 21 Jany 1789 (377; MAD: I had as Feb. 1789; same in Book 1A pg.48)
(same date) a power of attorney from John Callahan to Charles Duncan dated 21st Novr. 1788 proved by oath of John Carr a witness thereto (377)
21 Nov. 1794, "One other (deed of conveyance) from John Barren to Charles Duncan for 120 acres proven by the oath of Anderson Smith" (530; MAD: I had as Feb. 17, 1795)
Book 2, pg.19: Nov. 1798; Charles Duncan appointed to serve on the Grand Jury. (MAD: did not have)
Washington Co. TN Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
1778-1785 and 1787-1798; Vol.1, Sec.1 & 2, typed & indexed (FHL film 24,854)
25 Nov. 1778, Joseph Dunkan on jury (pg.53)
27 Feb. 1779, Chas. Duncan vs. Saml. Fain, Cavit; Jury find for deft Ord issue accdly. (pg.82)
3 Feb. 1783, Joseph Duncan on grand jury (pg.192)
5 May 1783, deed of conveyance James McAdams to Peter French for 200a proven on oath Simcocke Cannon and affirmation of Saml. Duncan (pg.207)
17 Nov. 1785, deed from Amanda Morrow to Joseph Duncan for 300a acknowledged in court (pg.264)
Feb, 1788, Pat Dunkin on jury (pg.306)
Feb, 1788, Ordered that Charles Duncan be apptd. overseer of waggon road from John Beens Ford on Watauga River to Saml. Fains branch in the room of John Keen Esqr. (pg.306)
14 May 1788, Patrick Dunkin on jury (pg.329)
15 May 1788, Patrick Dunkin on jury (pg.331)
Nov, 1788, recorded "the following Strays & appraisements" including "John Dunkin: 1 mare 8-10-0" (pg.358)
Nov. 1788, James Duncan part of jury to mark and lay off road from Watauga to greenville at or near James Carmicaels. Other persons working on road with James Duncan: John Troter, John Blair Alexr. Trotter, James MaCord, Robt. Macklin, James Campbell, John Campbell, David Stuart, Anthony McNitt, Abraham Campbell, William Glass, Adam Willson, Jas Carmicall, Leeroy Taylor. (pg.359)
Feb. 1789, a power of attorney from Joseph Duncan and Susannah his wife to John Carr was proved by oath of John Carr Junr a witness thereto. Dated 21 Jany 1789 (pg.377)
Feb. 1789, a power of attorney from John Callahan to Charles Duncan dated 21st Novr. 1788 proved by oath of John Carr a witness thereto (pg.377)
Aug. 1789, deeds from John Calahan of S.C. acknowledged in court; deed from John Calahan to John Thomas for 150a; deed from John Thomas to Joseph Melvin for 150a (pg.392)
Aug. 1789, deed from Joseph Duncan and Susannah Duncan to John Melvin for 320a proven on oath of Job Carr. (pg.408)
Aug, 1789, Andrew Duncan on grand jury (pg.409)
Aug, 1789, Jury to view road from Jonesborough to Abednego Inmans on Big Limestone: David Robison, David Carson, Moses Carson, Andr. Duncan, Adam Willson, James Chaster, James Campbell Junr, Benjn. Holland, Saml. Shipley, William Kelsey, Robt Erwin, Joseph Martin, William Hall Senr, Robert Carson, Lewis Jordan, Holland Shanks, Joshua Green, Nathaniel Davis and Christopher Taylor (pg.412)
?Aug, 1789, Andrew Duncan & others summoned as a "venue" from this county for Superior Court for Washington District at Jonesborough 15 Feb. next. (pg.421)
?Aug, 1789, Joseph Duncan and others summoned as juror for next county court second Monday of February next. (pg.421)
Feb, 1790, jury to view road from Ezekiel Lyions to Green Line on James Robertsons plantation: Thomas Biddle, David Brown, George Crakshanks, Robert Blakely, Adam Wilson, William Houston, Joshua Green, John McCall, Christopher Taylor, Isaac Depue, John M. Calmont, Joseph Duncan (pg.431)
Feb. 1790, Michael Harrison Esq. elected Sheriff of county, who gave for security (10 names) Andw. Dunkin (pg.441)
May, 1790, Landon Carter vs. Patrick Dunkin, default. Jury sworn who passed on the tryal and do find for the Plff £20 damages and 6d costs. (pg.449)
Aug, 1790, "One other (deed of conveyance) from Isaac Anderson to Andrew Duncan for 194 acres" proven by oath of Joseph Duncan and admitted to record. (pg.457)
Aug, 1790, Joseph Duncan and Andrew Duncan on two juries together. (pg.458-459)
Aug, 1790, Joseph Duncan and others appointed juror to serve at our next Novr. court (pg.467)
?Aug, 1790, ordered by court that David Dunkam have leave to build a grist mill on his own plantation and that he is entittled to receive all priveleges of any other publick mill in said county. (pg.469)
?Aug, 1790, deed of conveyance from Anthony Duncan to Wm. Jackson for 152a proven on oaths of William Dodson (pg.471)
?Aug, 1790, deed of conveyance from Andrew Duncan to George Jackson for 50a proven on oath of Wm. Dodson. (pg.471)
?Aug, 1790, ordered that road be laid out from head of horse creek near the "widow duncans Mill at Sullivan line" the nearest and best way to Robert Allisons in a direction to Jonesbo and that John English, Isaac White, Saml. McBell, Thomas English, Birt Deatheage, Thomas McClain, George Thomas, Wm. Brown, Lewis Conyer, Why bey Woods, thomas Mosely, James Dunn, Daniel Dun Senr, Daniel Dunn Junr, William Mcpike, Bartholomew Odonal, Richard Emberton, Abednego Hail and William York be a jury to view and lay out the same. Order Issd." (pg.472)
(apparently several years missing)
Nov. 20, 1794, Joseph Duncan on jury (pg.516)
Feb. 17, 1795, "One other (deed of conveyance) from John Barren to Charles Duncan for 120 acres proven by the oath of Anderson Smith" (pg.530)
May 20, 1795, Joseph Duncan on two juries (pg.555-556)
May 21, 1795, Joseph Duncan on jury (pg.559)
Nov. 16, 1795, Andrew Duncan on jury for this term (pg.573)
Nov. 16, 1795, deed of conveyance from Joseph Duncan to Isaac Depew for 118a acknowledged in open court (pg.576)
Nov. 16, 1795, deed of conveyance from Thomas Fenley to Joseph Duncan for 100a proven on oath of Andrew Duncan and admitted to record (pg.577)
Nov. 16, 1795, deed of conveyance from Thomas Fenley to Joseph Duncan for 18a proven on oath of Andrew Duncan (pg.577)
Washington Co. TN County Court and Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Minutes, by WPA
1778-1785, 1787-1798 (FHL film 24,854 item 1-2)
1798-1799 - no index (FHL film 24,855 item 1)
Pg.3: May 1798, Joseph Duncan a juror
Pg.19: 1st Mon. Nov. 1798, Charles Duncan and "Barlet" J. Melvin (Robert J. Melvin) and others to be grand jurors.
Pg.29: 4 Feb. 1799, Deed from Andrew Duncan to Isaac Depew for 100 acres ack.; deed from Joseph Duncan to Isaac Depew for 62 acres ack.
Pg.36: 6 May 1799, Joseph Duncan to be foreman of vinere (jury).
Pg.42: 8 May 1799, list of taxables in Duncan's company include Biddles, More?, Morrisons, Norwoods, Taylors, Shipleys and Longmires.
Pg.45: 5 Aug. 1799, Charles Duncan to be part of a grand jury inquest.
1802-1808 (FHL film 24,851 item 5)
Pg.11: 4 May 1802, Charles Duncan and Joseph Duncan on jury in case of John & Robert Allen vs. John Sevier Jr., debt.
Pg.12: 4 May 1802, Charles Duncan on jury in case of Richard Jones vs. John Kennedy, Judicial attachment and Inquiry.
Pg.16: 3 Aug. 1802, Marshel Duncan on jury in case of Thomas Stuart, assignee of Peter Ephriam, vs. Jeremiah Ragan, debt & Inquiry.
Pg.16: 3 Aug. 1802, Jas. Duncan on jury in case of David Conley vs. Joseph Glass, case for words. (MAD: sic)
Pg.23-25: 3 Nov. 1802, Joseph Duncan on three juries.
Pg.55: 2 Aug. 1803, Andrew Duncan on jury.
Indexed: Andrew Duncan, pg.63; Joseph Duncan pgs. 79, 225, 228, 229; William Duncan pgs. 222, 230, 231, not looked at
Washington Co. TN Court of P&Q, Court Records 1799-1806, TN Arch. (no index) (FHL film 570,859)
Folder 3, Court Aug., Nov. 1779 - no index, fragment of book
Folder 4, Court Feb., May "1880" (1780) - no index, quit
Washington Co. TN Court of P&Q, Court Records 1799-1806, Transcripts, some pages torn, faded, taped, etc., TN Archives (FHL film 1,486,596)
poor copy, looked at, see FHL film 570,859 for better copy
Washington Co. TN Court of P&Q, Court Records 1809-1817 (FHL film 24,852, item 4 & 5)
Feb., 1809, Received Jan. 3, 1809, from Samuel Duncan $300 for a negro boy named Frank about 11 years of age ... Isabel (X) Carmicle. Teste Wm. Blair, Richd Blair, George Wallan. (pg.9)
Feb. 1809, Received Feb. 3, 1808, from Samuel Duncan $250 for a negroe girl named Nancy about 5 years of age ... William P. Chester. Teste John Carmicle, William McCall. (pg.10)
May, 1809, deed of conveyance from Francis Shaw to William Guinn for 250a proven on oaths of Joseph Duncan and Nathan Shipley. (pg.25)
Aug, 1809, deed of conveyance from George Ervin to Charles Bacon 8 March 1809 proven on oaths of Joseph Duncan and Jonathan Bacon. (pg.40)
May, 1810, William Duncan overseer of the road from widow Young's to the forks of the road with the usual hands. (pg.70)
Aug, 1810, deed of conveyance from Elizabeth Duncan to Ezekiel Wright for 100a proven by oaths of Richard Hammer and George Hale. (pg.82)
Aug, 1810, Moses Humphreys overseer of the road from Carter County line to where the road crosses the road leading from Jonesboro to Beanes and allowing him ... John Houstons, Joseph Morrison, Jeremiah Dungan, Zebulon Smith, John Little, James Barnes, Margaret Stevens, Henry King, William King, and Charles Waddell. (pg.87)
Nov, 1810, bill of sale from Joseph Duncan to Elias Bowman for a negro man named Moses and a negro woman named Sarah 22 Jan. 1810 acknowledged by Joseph Duncan. (pg.90)
Nov, 1810, bill of sale from Frank Allison to Joseph Duncan for a negro man named Moses and a Negro woman named Sarah dated 23 Nov. 1809 acknowledged by Frank Allison. (pg.93)
May, 1811, deed of conveyance from Joshua Boren to William Duzan 100a acknowledged in court. (pg.118)
Aug, 1811, deed of conveyance from William Crawford to Uriah Hunt Jr. of 34a proven on oaths of Joseph Duncan and Uriah Hunt Sr. (pg.125)
May, 1812, John Duncan overseer of the road from forks at Burrisses to the crossing of the main road that leads from Jonesboro to Beanes with the usual hands. (pg.157)
May, 1812, John Duncan overseer of the road from the forks near Jonesbo to Isbell Youngs with the usual hands. (pg.165)
Aug, 1812, ordered by court that William Nelson Sr, James Melvin and Kinchen Kelly, Charles Dunkin, John Range, Darling Young and Peter Miller be a jury of review to review the road from John Tiptons to the long island of Holston as far as respects the plantation of Richard Carr. (pg.180)
Aug, 1812, deed of conveyance from Robert McAdams to James Duncan for 100 acres proven on oaths of Joseph Duncan Sr. and Joseph Duncan Jr. (pg.183)
Aug. 1812, Andrew Duncan overseer of the road from John Chester's land to David Russell's meadow with the usual hands. (pg.184)
Nov. 1812, last will and testament of Robert Allison Jr. decd proven in open court on the oaths of William Walker and George Kerk - Jane Allison executrix, John Stephenson and Joseph Duncan Jr. executors of the above will. (pg.193)
Jan., 1813, grand jurors sworn included Jesse Duncan. (pg.202)
Feb, 1813, John Houston and John Love allowed administration in the estate of Jeremiah Dungan decd and have given bond and security as the law allows. (pg.206)
Feb, 1813, ordered by the court that the register alter and correct lines in a deed of conveyance from Anthony Duncan to George Jackson. (pg.207)
Feb, 1813, inventory of estate of Jeremiah Dungan decd returned by the administrators of said estate. (pg.207)
May, 1813, deed of conveyance from James Nelson to William Nelson, William Duzan, Jacob Hoss, James King, and John Boren, trustees of the Methodist Church for 4 acres and 8 poles proven by oaths of Henry King and Mark W. Nelson. (pg.214)
May, 1813, deed of conveyance from Samuel Johnston to George Bell for 38a and 26 poles proven in court by oaths of Andrew Duncan and John B. Black? Love?. (pg.214)
May, 1813, deed of conveyance from Samuel Johnston to Joseph Duncan for 10 acres proven in court by the oaths of Nathl. Jones and George Bell. (pg.215)
May, 1813, ordered by court that Isaac Depew, George Bell, Joseph Duncan, Sr, William Mclin, John Berkly, Nathan Nelson, William Miller Esq., Hugh McAdams, James Duncan, David Wilson, Elias Bowman, William Rodgers, be a jury ... lay out the road from Alexn. Stuarts ... to intercept a road contemplated through Greene County on the line between this county and that of Greene County on a direction from Jonesboro to Rogersville. (pg.215)
May, 1813, deed of conveyance from Jacob Hoss to John Hoss, Jonathan Young, William Cox, David Duzan, John Boren, Abraham Hoss, and Joseph Bowman, trustees, for 75 square "puckey" acknowledged by Jacob Hoss. (pg.217)
Mention of Jeremiah Dungan's ford on the Watagua River to the Sullivan County Line, running down the river from the said Dungan's house to William Masengill's. (pgs.217, 212, and others)
Nov., 1813, deed of conveyance from John Love, Orpha Love, James Pearce, Margaret Pearce, Zebulon Smith, Sarah Smith, Jeremiah D. Gibson, Thomas Gibson and Orpha Gibson to John Houston for 247a proved by oaths of Francis Rockhord, Mary Dungan. (pg.229 & other deeds these same people)
7 Feb, 1814, grand jury included Andrew Duncan. (pg.234)
Aug, 1814, ordered that Maryann Denkens have leave of administration. William Rewark decd and hath given bond and surety as the law allows. (pg.259)
Feb. 1815, on petition of Isabella McAdams widow and admins Hugh McAdams decd it is ordered by court that Uriah Hunt, John Stephenson and Jas. Duncan be appointed commissioners to allot and set apart to said adms such part of the provisions and grain of the said decedent as may be necessary for her support .... (pg.269)
Feb, 1815, deed of conveyance from Robert Allison to Joseph Duncan, Jr, for 100a 30 Oct. 1811 acknowledged by said Allison. (pg.273)
Feb, 1815, ordered by court that Rece Duncome have leave of administration of the estate of Benone Paine, decd, and having given bond and security as the law allows. (pg.275)
May, 1815, regarding the estate of Benone Pain, inventory returned by Reece Duncome, administrator of said estate. (pg.279)
Oct., 1816, ordered by court that Nathan Shipley, Jonathan Coreathers, Moses Humphreys, James Harveys, Abraham Hendrey be appointed to divide the real estate of Jeremiah Dungan ... Gibson's heirs; John Love & heirs; John Houston & wife; James Pearce & wife; Zebulon Smith & wife. (pgs.341, 346)
Jan, 1817, ordered that Joseph Duncan, Jr., Peter Squibb, Henry Mash, Henry Martin, William Rodgers, William Walker, and Robert Stuart be a jury to review the road from David Stuarts to Robert Allisons and make report to next court .... (pg.354)
Washington Co. TN Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1820-1821 (from Charles Gordon 8/1984, from research trip)
Jan. 1820, Rice Duncan overseer of the road from the county line by Duncans Ferry to the forks leading to Halls Ford ...
Oct. 1821, ordered that John Hodge be overseer of the road from the Sullivan Co. line by Duncan's Ferry to the fork leading to Hall's ford in the room of Rice Duncan.
Washington Co. TN Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1819-1822 (FHL film 24,855)
Typed; No index
Pg.38: 19 July 1819, deed of conveyance from William Shanks and Moses Shanks to Wm. Carmicle for 150a, 28 Nov. 1816, proven on oaths of John Stephenson and Joseph Duncan, Jr.
Pg.78: 19 Oct. 1819, deed from James Melvin to John Melvin, 15a, 14 Sept. 1819, ack. in court by James Melvin.
Pg.79: 19 Oct. 1819, deed from James Melvin to Joseph Melvin, 180a, 14 Sept. 1819, ack. in court by James Melvin. Deed from Joseph Melvin to James Melvin for 84a, 14 Sept. 1819, proven on oaths of John Melvin and Joseph Duncan.
Pg.84: 21 Oct. 1819, Joseph Duncan and others determined amount of award in court suit.
(looked to page 96, typed page 68; next was Jan. 1820 sessions)
No minutes 1817-1819; Did not check 1822-1824 this film
Washington Co. TN County Court and Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Minutes, by WPA
1822-1824 - no index, not copied (FHL film 24,855 item 3?)
1824-1826 (FHL film 24,850 item 3)
1826-1827, 1828-1829 (FHL film 24,854 item 2-3)
Washington Co. TN Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1824-1826 (FHL film 24,850; typed, indexed)
15 Oct. 1824, case of Jeremiah D. Gibson & Thomas D. Gibson vs. John Love & Jno Houston, admr. of Jera. Dungen, decd (pg.27)
10 Jan. 1825, ordered by court that Joseph Melvin Jr. be overseer of road leading from Richard Carrs to the forks of the road near Jacob Ranges and that he be authorized to call on William Duncan, James Melvin and John Boring as working hands (pg.42)
10 Jan. 1825, jury on road leading down the river Nolchucky by Joseph Rodgers, Saml. Templin and A. Mays to the Cherokee Road ... that John Walker have following hands ... William B. Odenale, Washington Odenale, Adam Thompson, Levi Foster, Isaac Horton, Bedford Ryland, Mr. Allisons hands, Henry Carrol, John Carrol, Alfred Carrol, Joseph Cahel, Joseph Duncans, George James Cahel, William Walker, Andw. Walker, Pain Squibb, Henry A. Ferguson, Charles Genkens, John Martin, Joseph Mash, Joseph Stuart ... (pg.46)
10 Jan. 1825, deed of conveyance from William B. Odenal to John Rolston for 15a 4 Nov. 1824 proven on oaths of Joseph Duncan and Richard B. Martin (pg.43)
10 Jan. 1825, petition of subscribers, heirs and distributors of Uriah Hunt decd, ... (prayer for emancipation of negro Richard age 35) ... Joseph Duncan and Rody his wife, Thomas Hunt, Smith Hunt, Peter Hunt and Delilah his wife by Thomas and Smith Hunt agent, Uriah Hunt, James Duncan and Sarah his wife by Smith Hunt and Thomas Hunt agents, Richard B. Martin and Achsah Martin, Jesse Hunt, Benjamin Hunt by ...., Dicy Hunt by ..., Thomas Hunt and Smith Hunt. (pg.50) (pg.49 - bond by James Duncan and Hunt boys and others)
13 July 1825, Joseph Duncan on jury (pg.147)
10 Oct. 1825, Joseph Duncan Junr & others to award damages in case of Thomas F. Bible v. James D. Martin (pg.163)
9 Jan. 1826, Daniel Stevens overseer of road from 5 mile post to Isaac Hammers on the Davault road have the following hands to work: the hands on Jona Hammers place John Ranges hands Joseph Miller Adam Sell James Melvin Widow Melvins hands Hugh Young John Duncan blacksmith John Sherfey (no commas) (pg.213)
10 Jan. 1826, case of Thomas F. Bible v. James D. Martin, arbitrators were Joseph Duncan Jr, Jonathan Barecrofft, Hugh Campbell, John Stephenson, Samuel Carson, and Wm. B. Strain (suit over fence dividing a pasture). (pg.226)
Washington Co. TN Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1826-1827 (FHL film 24,854, part 2; typed, not indexed)
10 Apr. 1826, Joseph Bowman, John Parker, John Range, Jacob Range, John Duncan, Males Melvin and William Duncan be a jury to assess what damages Kinchen Kelly may have sustained by the laid road laid out through his land and report to the next county Court. (pg.10)
11-14 April 1826, Joseph Duncan on juries, 4 days (pg.17-26)
14 April 1826, John Coffman for the use of Joseph Duncan vs. James Acton; John Coffman for use of Joseph Duncan to recover judgment against James Acton on 28 Dec. 1824, $51.16 debt and 20 cents costs; an execution issued on 15 Feb. 1826; sheriff searched but no personal property found except 2/3 of one acre lot in Jonesborough No. 10 to be sold to satisfy judgement. (pg.32)
10 July 1826, hands of Joseph Duncan, Jane Allison & others to work on road from Robert Stuarts to Mrs. Allisons. (pg.44)
12 Jan. 1827, Saml. Crawford vs. Edmund Hodge, Micajah Hode (sic) and Wm. Spurgtn (sic). Defendants did not appear, judgement granted plaintiff. (pg.141)
9 April 1827, hands of Joseph Duncan and others to work on road from Widow Connellys to Mrs.Allisons. (pg.152)
9 April 1827, deed of conveyance from Joseph Duncan to Uriah Hunt for 229a 14 Oct. 1812 proven by oaths of Rich'd Martin and Jessie Hunt (pg.157)
9 July 1827, bill of sale from James Barnes to Margaret Stephens 18 Jany. 1803 ackn. in court by James Barnes (pg.196)
9 July 1827, road from Leesburgh to road from Jonesbor'o to Rogersville at Carson's field ... following hands ... Joseph Duncan (& others) (pg.197)
9 July 1827, Joseph Duncan, George Kinchaloe & Jno. Whitlock appointed to be judges at next election at Hoggards (apparently a neighbor's home - one of four places for elections, three people at each) (pg.201)
8 Oct. 1827, Sam'l Biddle, Peter Hunt, Thos. Hows, Hugh Campbell, John Biddle, John Crawford & Wm. Seehorn be jury to view & lay off road from Brabsons Mill to Green County line near Saml Duncans to join road leading from thence to Saml. Stonecyfers boot yard near mouth of Big Limestone (pg.226)
Washington Co. TN Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1828-1829 (FHL film 24,854, typed, indexed)
14 April 1828, ordered by court that Henry Hoss, Jacob Ellis and Richd. Carr, Esqrs, be a committee to settle with James Melvins, Exr. of Rosannah Stephenson formerly Rosanna Duncan decd & report to next court. (pg.43)
14 April 1828, Joseph Duncan Jr. & others to be jury to view and turn the road from Hiram Sweney's Mill leaving the old road at the dam and to pass through land belonging to heirs of Uriah Hunt. (pg.54)
14 April 1828, deed of conveyance from Jane Duncan and others, widow and heirs of Andrew Duncan decd, to Jacob Kibler decd, for 226a 8 Oct. 1827, proven on oaths of George Bell and Joseph Duncan. (pg.57)
15 April 1828, Thomas King and Charles Waddle, Exor of Thos. Kind decd, vs. David Stephens and James Barns. ... jury decided the defendants have not paid the debt, and "that David Stephens was not an Infant as in his Pleas he hath alleged" ... (pg.78, 82)
17 April 1828, jury ordered to report on altering road from Sweney's mill to Uriah Hunt's land; road leaving the mill dam and running through the field of James Duncan until it intersects the old road (pg.93)
13 Oct. 1828, Joseph Duncan and others to work on road from Leesburgh to Rogersville to where the road intersects with the road from Jonesboro to Rogersville at Carson's field (pg.138)
13 Oct. 1828, "An inventory of the sale of the personal property of Charles Duncan decd. was returned by the Adr. of Sd. Estate whereupon it was ordered to be recorded." (pg.143)
13 Oct. 1828, deed of conveyance from Sarah Hunt & others, heirs of Uriah Hunt decd, to Dicy Squibb 100a land 15 Aug. 1828 acknowledged by Delilah Hunt and Sarah Duncan, two of grantors (Sarah examined separate from her husband James Duncan); another deed to Delilah Hunt for 121a 15 Aug. 1828 ackn. by Dicy Squibb and Sarah Duncan (pg.150)
14 Oct. 1828, "The petition of William Duncan and others. It is ordered by the court that the Sheriff summon Henry Hoss Serveyor and Samuel Hunt, Joseph Bowman, Richd. Carr, John Range, Jacob Range as commissioners to divid the real estate of Robert Duncan Decd and report to next court. Order Issued." (pg.158)
12 Jan. 1829, ordered by court that James Melvin be overseer of the road from Richard Carrs to the forks of the road near Jacob Ranges and call on Wm. Duncan, Joseph Melvin, Joshua Sherfy as working hands on second class road. (pg.194)
13 Jan. 1829, Wm. Duncan on grand jury; Jas. Melvin a "Travers juror." (pg.199)
14 Jan. 1829, James Melvin on jury (pg.203)
13 April 1829, order of court at October sessions last appointing ... Joseph Duncan Jr., James Duncan (& others) be reviewed and they report to this court. (pg.222)
14 April 1829, John Stevens appointed "guardian to Henry Stevens, Isaac Stevens, Matilda Stevens, Tabitha Stevens and Margaret Stevens gave bond and security as the law directs." (pg.226)
15 April 1829, "The State vs. John Young. Nolle Prosequi. The defendant assumes costs and gives William Duncan security. It is therefore considered by the court that the State recover her costs of the Deft. and his Security William Duncan and that execution issue for the same. Fi Fa issued." (pg.231)
15 April 1829, John Duncan, William Duncan, and others on jury. (pg.236)
Washington Co. TN Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1829-1831 (pgs. 10-13 from Belle Tilden, researcher in Wash. Co., 1980; also from FHL film 24,856 item 1, typed copy by WPA)
Pg.10: (Court Monday, 13, July 1829) We the undersigned being appointed commissioners by the court of said county to divide the real estate of Robert Duncan Dec. among the heirs of said Dec. DO report that we have divided said estate agreeable to the annexed plat and have estimated the value and assigned the different lots as hereafter specified:
Lot No. 1 containing seventeen acres valued at $119 we have assigned to Elizabeth Bogart, beg. ... east side of Knob Creek corner to John Youngs heirs, thence ... on Melvins line, thence ...
No. 2 containing seventeen acres valued at $102 we have assigned to Margaret Stevens. Beg. ... second corner of No. 1, thence ...
No. 3 containing sixteen acres value at $75 we have assigned to Sarah Walden, beg. ... on the line of No. 2, thence ...
No. 4 contains seventeen acres valued at $300 we have assigned to Lurana Stevens. Beg. ... second corner of No. 2, thence ...
No. 5 contains (no number) acres valued at $102 we have assigned to Stacy Melvin beg. ... third corner to No. 4, thence ...
No. 6 contains seventeen acres valued at $85 we have assigned to Joel Duncan. Beg. ...
No. 7 containing seventeen acres valued at $102 we have assigned to Mary Melvin. Beg. ...
No. 8 contains seventeen acres value at $119 we have assigned to Rola Duncan Beg. ...
No. 9 contains seventeen acres valued at $90 we have assigned to Marshall Duncan Beg. ... to a maple on the creek thence ...
No. 10 containing seventeen acres valued at $102 we have assigned to William Duncan Beg. ... on original corner, thence ...
No. 11 contains seventeen acres valued at $80 we have assigned to John Duncan Beg. at ... on Knob Creek, thence ...
Recapitulation: (repeats names, lot #, acres, value, and indicates who pays or receives money to equalize.
Dated 21 October 1828; signed by Henry Hoss, Richard Carr, Jacob Range, John Range, Joseph Bowman, Samuel Hunt.
Washington Co. TN County Court and Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Minutes, by WPA
1829-1831 (FHL film 24,856 item 1)
Indexed: Duncan, James: 81, 137, 196, 206
Joel: 12, 13, 89
John: 12, 13, 167
John Jr.: 225
Joseph: 79, 137, 191, 206, 293
Joseph Jr.: 115
Marshal: 12, 13
Nola: 12, 13 (MAD: Rolla)
Robert: 12, 13, 278
William: 12, 13, 41
Indexed: Dunkin, James: 32, 33
Pg.12, 13: Division of real estate of Robert Duncan decd.
Pg.41: William Duncan, deed recorded, not copied
Pg.89: Joel Duncan, deed recorded, not copied
1832-1833 (FHL film 24,856 item 2)
Indexed: Duncan, Harland: 274; James: 7, 9, 62; John: 38, 58, 273; Joseph: 9, 105; Robert: 157; Wiley: 9 (MAD: Wiley Jackson, not Wiley Duncan); William: 58, 122, 167, 274; Wm.: 122
Pg.274: 15 April 1833, James Hall be overseer of the road from the Buffaloe Ridge Meeting House to the forks of the road near David Kitsmiller and have the following hands: "Athoney" Gott, Adam Shipley, Benjamin Shipley, Silas Shipley, Wm. Elles, George Crow, Richd. Chenouth, Henry Chenouth, Archd. Chenouth, John Shepherd, John Viers, John Buckingham, Harland Duncan, Stephen Hail, John Hail and Joseph Chenouth.
1833-1837 (FHL film 24,856 item 3)
Indexed: Duncan: 306
Harland: 242 (18 Jan. 1836 road work); 281 (6 July 1836 road work)
Harlon: 89 (21 July 1834 road work)
James: 27, 28, 37, 53, 89, 120, 143, 170, 172, 219, 259, 320
John: 90, 120, 124, 219, 263, 277
Joseph: 26, 27, 28, 36, 90, 117, 143, 172, 174, 196, 199, 203, 223, 306, 312, 316, 333, 335
Rhoda: 26, 27, 28
Robert A.: 242
Robt.: 276, 299, 306, 334
Robt. A.: 217, 314, 316, 333, 335, 340
Sarah: 27, 28
Wm.: 5, 124, 296
Dunken, Wm.; 170
Dunkin, Wm.: 39
1837-1842 (FHL film 24,857 item 2)
Indexed: Duncan: 57, 115, 287, 348, 362, 374
Charles: 284, 301
James: 47, 115, 243, 304, 305
Jessie: 165, 228, 243, 309
John: 50, 57, 58, 56, 142, 165, 196, 202, 228, 243, 246, 260, 281, 295, 298, 301, 302, 306, 334, 339, 340
Joseph: 9, 81, 82, 114, 138, 154, 369
Joseph (Jr.): 154
Joseph (Senr.): 338
Mary: 334, 339, 360
Robt.: 30, 281, 304, 360
Robt. A.: 58
Wm.: 10, 310, 337
Pg.284: April 1841, Richd. Carr Sr. be overseer of road from said Carr to Henry Bashors mill and have following hands to open said road and then return to their former overseers: Charles Duncan, Kenchen Kelly, Alfred Carr and hands, Richd. Carrs hands, Henry King and hands, Joseph Melvin and hands, Geo. G. King and hands, Thos. King and Wm. White and hands.
Pg.301: Sept. 6, 1841, John Carathers be overseer of road from 5 mile post beyond Joseph Bowman's to the 8 mile post and have following hands: Hugh Young and hand, Michael Krouse Jr., Adam Sell, James Melvin Jr., Charles Duncan and the hands on Sarah Hammers plantation, James Melvins Senr. hands, H. Bashors hands, John Duncans hands.
Pg.302: Sept. 6, 1841: Ordered Will Cash be overseer of road from Henry Bashors mill to far end of John Crawfords plantation as lost land off (MAD: sic) and have the following hands: Henry Bashor and hands, John Duncan and hands.
1842-1847 - not looked at (FHL film 24,858)
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