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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised May 16, 2012

WASHINGTON CO. TN
LAND RECORDS
Part 1 of 6
 
LAND GRANTS and SURVEYORS BOOKS
 

Land records, North Carolina and Tennessee; indexes, 1600-1959; by NC Secretary of State, Land Grant Office (SLC 5/30/2011 copied by CVD)
      Land warrants are documents issued at local land offices to purchasers of public lands. When these warrants are surrendered, the buyers are issued conveyances (deeds). The land warrants (and other miscellaneous records) are organized by file numbers in alphabetical sequences of counties. Some of the counties are now Tennessee counties. These records are in packets. On each packet cover are spaces for the following information: file number, county, purchaser's name(s), number of acres, grant number, date issued, entry number, date entered, book number, page number & location. ... The key to finding the related packets are the file numbers.
      Index cards to grants made in western lands, now Tennessee, prior to the cession of the lands to the U.S. government in 1789; including grants made on military warrants, patents issued after the cession date; includes WESTERN, MIDDLE AND EASTERN DISTRICTS, ca. 1778-1800 ---- "A" - David Ginn (to be cont.) (FHL Film 1,942,646)
            Duncan, Chas., son of Robt, File No.296, Wash. Co., 198 acres, Grant No.163 issued 24 Oct. 1782, Entry No.672 entered 9 Dec. 1778, Book No.47, page no.79, Location: S. fork of Horse Creek.
            Duncan, Charles, File No.698, Wash. Co., 400 acres, Grant No.512 issued 10 Nov. 1784, Entry No.657 entered 28 Nov. 1778, Book No.69, page no.109, Location: On Nobb Creek.
            Duncan, Charles, File No.496, Wash. Co., 113 acres, Grant No.759 issued 16 Aug. 1787, Entry No.2834 entered 27 Mar. 1781, Book No.64, page no.138, Location: On the waters of Knobs Creek.
            Duncan, Charles, File No.1257, Wash. Co., 106 acres, Grant No.1229 issued 20 July 1796, Entry No.---- entered ----, Book No.88, page no.512, Location: Joining Cobbs &c.
            Duncan, Elizabeth, File No.1203, Wash. Co., 300 acres, Grant No.1157 issued 5 Dec. 1795, Entry No.1279 (&) 2710 entered 1779 & 1781, Book No.83, page no.415, Location: S.side of Watagah &c.
            Duncan, John, File No.08, Wash. Co., 404 acres, Grant No.---- issued ----, Entry No.14 entered 25 Feb. 1778, Book No.--, page no.--, Location: On Falling branch of Horse creek.
            Duncan, John, File No.09, Wash. Co., 400 acres, Grant No.---- issued ----, Entry No.14 entered 25 Feb. 1778, Book No.--, page no.--, Location: On Falling branch of Horse creek.
            Duncan, Joseph, File No.010, Wash. Co., 267 acres, Grant No.---- issued ----, Entry No.670 entered 9 Dec. 1778, Book No.--, page no.--, Location: On Boons Creek.
            Duncan, Joseph, File No.011, Wash. Co., 175 acres, Grant No.---- issued ----, Entry No.1334 entered 8 Apr. 1779, Book No.--, page no.--, Location: Joining said Duncan's manor plantation.
            Duncan, Joseph, File No.668, Wash. Co., 320 acres, Grant No.482 issued 10 Nov. 1784, Entry No.678 entered 9 Dec. 1778, Book No.69, page no.98, Location: On S. branch of Boons Creek.
            Duncan, Joseph, File No.943, Wash. Co., 200 acres, Grant No.920 issued 17 Nov. 1790, Entry No.385 entered 3 April 1780, Book No.76, page no.151, Location: Beg. at a walnut &c.
            Duncan, Joseph, File No.1185, Wash. Co., 300 acres, Grant No.1070 issued 30 Dec. 1793, Entry No.670 entered 9 Dec. 1778, Book No.82, page no.143, Location: On Boons Creek.
            Duncan, Joseph, File No.1382, Wash. Co., 100 acres, Grant No.1306 issued 3 Dec. 1801, Entry No.846 entered 30 Dec. 1778, Book No.114, page no.85, Location: On head of Limestone.
            Duncan, Lawrence, File No.1057, Wash. Co., 100 acres, Grant No.1007 issued 27 Nov. 1792, Entry No.2557 entered 18 May 1780, Book No.80, page no.179, Location: On the Lorrell fork of Doe River.
            Duncan / Dunken, Laurence, File No.1372, Wash. Co., 100 acres, Grant No.1287 issued 24 Nov. 1797, Entry No.2918 entered 7 Jan. 1795, Book No.96, page no.11, Location: Upon the laurel fork.
            Dunkins, Anthony, File No.1083, Wash. Co., 152 acres, Grant No.1033 issued 27 Nov. 1792, Entry No.847 entered 3 Dec. 1778, Book No.80, page no.199, Location: On the head of Sinking Creek.

Land Record, Washington Co. TN (FHL film 1,928,914; SLC 9/26/2011)
      Jacket (typed): TENNESSEE. No.496. County Washington. Name Duncan, Charles. Acres 113. Grant No. 759. Issued August 16, 1787. Warrant No. (blank). Entry No. 2834. Entered March 27, 1781. Book No. 64. Page No. 138. Location On the waters of Knobs Creek. Remarks (blank)
      Handwritten paper (faint): State of No. Carolina Washington County. March 27th 1781. No.2834. To the surveyor of said county Greeting. You are hereby reqd. to measure and lay off according to law one hundred and fifty acres of land to Charles Duncan on Nobb Creek joining Saml. Fair? Cobbs Jno. Callahan (??) and land sayd Duncan now lives on, given under my hand at Mt? Protet?? Day of March 1783. /s/ Anson? CAR?? E.T.
      Reverse of handwritten paper: Charles Duncan, 6? 150 acres No.2834. (blotted) Est... and returned according to the? term? of the 10???
      Survey No.2834, 113 acres. State of North Carolina, County of Washington, Surveyed for Charles Duncan a tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and thirteen acres on the waters of Knob Creek begining at a chesnut tree (blot) south forty eight east one hundred and forty poles (blot) to a white oak in William Cobbs line thence with (blot) the said line south sixty de. west one hundred and twenty? one poles to two chesnut trees on Samuel Fains line thence on the said Fains line west fifty poles to a stake in said Charles Duncan's line thence on said line north twelve de east two hundred and seventy two poles to the place of beginning. Survey April l8th 1786, ploted by a scale of one hundred square poles in ??. /s/ James Cox D.S. Chain Bearers: John Thomas, William Nelson.
      Reverse of survey: No.496. Charles Duncan, March 21st 1781.

Land Record, Washington Co. TN (FHL film 1,928,915; SLC 9/26/2011)
      Jacket: No.698. TENNESSEE. County Washington. Name Duncan, Charles. Acres 400. Grant No. 512. Issued 10th Nov. 1784. Warrant No. (blank). Entry No. 657. Entered 28 Nov. 1778. Book No. 69. Page No. 109. Location On Nobb Creek. Remarks: (blank)
      Handwritten paper: State of North Carolina Washington County November 28 1778. No.657. To the surveyer of said county you are heareby required to meashure and lay of according to law four hundred acres of land for Charles Duncan on Knobb Creek joining John Callaham & John Odels old liens including the planatation wheare the said Duncan now lives, given under my hand this 22 day of April 1779. /s/ John ?Bywater? Esqr. (MAD: spelling as given)
      Reverse of handwritten paper: No.657. No.45. Charles Duncan. 400 Nov. 28th 1778. Executed and returned according to the bleno? of the within.
      Survey: No.657. Charles Duncan, 400 acres. (Nobb Creek shown in a curve through one area of land.) State of North Carolina, County of Washington. Surveyed for Charles Duncan a track or parcel of land on nobb Creek containing four hundred acres, beginning at a chesnut in John Callahan's line and thence on said Callahans line north fourty seven west one hundred and sixty two poles to a white oak on the bank of said creek in said Callahans line and thence south fourty three west on Nicholas Faines line one hundred poles to a red and thence north fourty seven west sixty poles to a stake and thence west fifty nine poles to a stake and thence south fourty three west one hundred and twenty poles to a small white oak and thence south fifty three poles to a white oak on? Samuel Faines line and thence east on sd. Faines line one hundred and fourty two poles to a white oak corner to sd. Fain and thence south on sd Fain eight two poles to three white oaks and thence south eighty four east five hundred and seventy seven poles to a stake and thence north eight east one hundred and seventy poles to place of begining, survey March the 3th 1780 ploted by a scale of one hundred equal parts in an inch. James Stuart C.S. (bottom of paper too dark to read)

Land Record, Washington Co. TN (FHL film 1,928,917; SLC 9/26/2011)
      Jacket: No.1257. No documents.
         Index: Duncan, Charles, File No.1257, Wash. Co., 106 acres, Grant No.1229 issued 20 July 1796, Entry No.---- entered ----, Warrant ----, Book No.88, page no.512, Location: Joining Cobbs & Francis Kelly's lands.
 

NC Land Warrant File, Washington County [Tennessee]
      Index Card: Duncan, Elizabeth, File No.1203, Wash. Co., 300 acres, Grant No.1157 issued 5 Dec. 1795, Entry No.1279 (&) 2710 entered 1779 & 1781, Book No.83, page no.415, Location: S.side of Watagah &c. (Index on FHL film 1,942,646)
      Land Warrant File No.1203: Cover: No.1203, Tennessee, Washington County; Name: Duncan, Elizabeth; Acres: 300; Grant No.: 1157; Issued: 5th December 1794; Warrant No. (blank); Entry No.: 2710, 1279; Entered 1779 & 1781; Book No.83; Page No. 415; Location: S. side of Watagah and Holsons river. (FHL film 1,928,917)
            Small paper: State of North Carolina, Washington County. January 2, 1781, No.2710. To the Surveyor of said county Greeting. You are hereby Reqd. to admeasure and lay off according to law one hundred acres of land for Elizabeth Duncan on the South Side of Wataugah River joining an entery made by John Jones of No.1279 at the lower end. Given at Office this 9th of August 1792. /s/ J. Carter, E.T.
            Reverse of paper: Elizabeth Duncan, 100 Acres, No.2710.
            State of North Carolina, Washington County, March 12th, 1779. No.1279. To the Surveyor of said County Greeting. You are hereby Reqd. to admeasure and lay off according to law two hundred acres of land for Elizabeth Duncan beginning at the Buzard ?Hill on the bank of Wataugah runing down Wataugah? and Holson including on the ? ? land the plantation John Russell Senr? in said land entered after? John Jones and transferred to said Elizabeth Duncan after? order of said Jones given at office this 10th of June 1794. /s/ John Carter, E.T.
            Reverse of paper: Elizabeth Duncan, (cannot read), June 1779
            Sketch of land, No.1279 No.2710, on Holston River, Wataugah River, 300 acres, Elizabeth Duncan. By virtue of two warrants to me directed, one of 200 acres No.1279 entered March 12th 1779, the other of 100 acres No.2710 entered January 2nd 1781 on the So.side Wataugah & Holson Rivers, I have surveyed for Elizabeth Duncan September 6th, 1794, three hundred acres of land more or less in the teritory south the River Ohio Washington County on the south side Wataugah and Holson Rivers including the plantation the sd. Elisabeth Duncan lives and bounded as followeth, vizt, beg. at two elm trees ... south bank of Wataugah River, then down sd Wataugah the various courses to where it empties into Holson, then down Holson the various courses including a large island near the lower end in sd. Holson River to a corner hickory tree, then from said river south 126 poles to a stake, then .... to the beginning, /s/ George Vincent, D.S. Jos. Duncan, Robert Duncan, C. Barers.
            Reverse of Sketch: No.33, Elisabeth Duncan, 300 acres, No.1279, No.2710, Washington County, Jan. 2, 1781.
      (MAD: probably Elizabeth Duncan was widow of Rice Duncan, son of Marshall Duncan the Elder, and Joseph and Robert Duncan were her sons)
 

Tennessee Land Grants Index (indexed D names from 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)
      Andrew Duncan, 2407, 35a, 7/2/1812, Washington, 3-495, East
      Charles Duncan, 103, 198a, 10/24/1782, Washington, 15-7, NC
      Charles Dunean, 512, 400a, 1783, Washington, 4-359, NC
      Charles Duncan, 517, 400a, 11/10/1784, Washington, 6-156, NC
      Charles Duncan, 1229, 106a, 7/20/1796, Washington, 5-299, NC
      Daniel Dunkun, 39, 200a, 10/24/1782, Washington, 1-474, NC
      Elizabeth Duncan, 1137, 300a, 12/5/1794, Washington, 5-280, NC
      Jesse Duncan, 11982?, 2a, 8/23/1833, Washington, 8-643, East
      Jesse Duncan, 17981, 20a, 8/23/1833, Washington, 8-642, East
      Joseph Duncan, 482, 320a, 11/10/1784, Washington, 4-537, NC
      Joseph Duncan, 920, 200a, 11/17/1790, Washington, 10-13/14, 5-277, NC
      Joseph Duncan, 1070, 300a, 2/6/1795, Washington, 5-284, NC
      Joseph Duncan, 1306, 100a, 12/3/1801, Washington, 5-321, NC
      Joseph Duncan, 6718, 26a, 3/2/1821, Washington, 6-229, East
      Joseph Duncan, 10794, 9a, 4/30/1825, Washington, 12-89, East
      Joseph Duncan, 10798, 35a, 5/2/1825, Washington, 12-114, East
      Joseph Duncan, 10807, 77a, 5/2/1825, Washington, 12-98, East
      Joseph Duncan, 13490, 4a, 10/7/1826, Washington, 8-344, East
      Joseph Duncan, 16679, 29a, 7/22/1831, Washington, 16-598, East
      Joseph Duncan, 23994, 585a, 9/28/1841, Washington, 25-507, East
      Joseph Duncan, 23997, 200a, 9/28/1841, Washington, 25-505, East
      Lawrence Duncan, 1009, 100a, 11/27/1792, Washington, 5-62, NC
      William Dunkin, 267, 120a, 10/24/1782, Washington, 1-635, NC
      Joseph Duncan, Patent, 320a, 11/19/1775, Watauga Purchase Book, pg.32, NC Index
      Stephen Duncan, 274, 281a, 7/20/1793, Eastern Dist. Head waters of Sinking Creek, 9-46, NC
      Stephen Duncan, 266, 640a, 3/27/1796, Eastern Dist. South side of Holston River, 9-47, NC
      Stephen Duncan, 294, 1000a, 6/8/1797, Eastern Dist., 9-243, NC
      Stephen Duncan, 295, 1000a, 6/8/1797, Eastern Dist., 9-244, NC

      William Dotson, 933, 100a, 11/17/1790, Washington, 4-602, NC
      John Ford, 648, 100a, 11/10/1784, Washington, 4-683, NC (Index E-F, FHL film 1,002,731)
      John Ford, 952, 100a, 11/17/1790, Washington, 4-601, NC
      Uriah Hunt, 79, 119a, 10/23/1782, Washington, Watauga Book 396, NC Grant (Index Hi-Hy, FHL film 1,002,734)
      Uriah Hunt, 27, 300a, 10/23/1782, Washington, Watauga Book 394&5, NC Grant
      Uriah Hunt, 27, 300a, 10/23/1782, Washington, 1-596 & 4-162, NC
      Uriah Hunt, 79, 119a, 10/23/1782, Washington, 1-597 & 4-163, NC
      Uriah Hunt deed to William Young, 300a, 8/6/1783, indenture, Washington Co., Watauga Book pg.430, 431, NC index
      Uriah Hunt, 1558, 42-1/2a, 6/29/1810, Washington, 2-625 and 2-1 pg.682, East
      George Russell patent, 320a, 11/18/1775, Watauga Purchase Book pg.12, NC Index (Index R, FHL film 1,002,742)
      George Russell, 390a, 11/18/1775, Watauga Purchase Book pg.12, NC Index
      George Russell, 640a, 11/18/1775, Watauga Purchase Book pg.12-13
      George Russell, 170, 99a, 10/24/1782, Washington, Watauga Book pg.342 & 343, NC grant
      George Russell, 170, 99a, 10/24/1782, Washington, 4-127, NC
      George Russell, 170, 39a, 10/24/1782, Washington, 1-561, NC
      George Russell, 203, 591a, 10/24/1782, Washington, Watauga Book pg.340 & 341, NC Grant
      George Russell, 203, 591a, 10/24/1782, Washington, 1-560 & 4-124, NC
      (MAD: one George Russell also had early grants in Greene Co. and others in Washington Co. TN and later in White Co. 1809, heirs of in Shelby Co. 1823, and Weakley Co. 1828, and elsewhere)
      William Stockton, 191, 300a, 10/24/1782, Washington, 4-228, NC
      James Walderon, 703, 217a, 10/26/1786, Washington, 10-139/40, NC (Index Wa-Williams R., FHL film 1,002,746)
 

Watauga Purchase Book; TN Land Grants (FHL film 1,013,360; and from Judy Player and Charles Gordon)
      Pg.32, Old Book: Joseph Duncan, on 19 Nov. 1775, obtained a patent from this office for a tract of land on the first Eastern branch of boons Creek about two miles above the mouth of said Creek bounded ... corner to the land of John Calliham, William Bean & John Calliham, Wm. Bean, John Russell's land, containing 320 acres, which tract was entered by said Duncan 6 May 1775 who obtained a warrant for surveying the same, a plat of which was returned to this office by the hands of Wm. B. Smith, surveyor.

"Land Records of Washington Co. Book 1" (copy from Charles Gordon 8/13/1978; from a personal visit to the Washington Co. TN Courthouse; this land book was not in the same series as other deed books in that county and he has been told the book has since been moved to the TN archives; copy from Judy Player from FHL film 1,013,360 Watauga Purchase Book)
      Pg.48-49: 10 April 1776, Charles Robertson of Washington District NC sold to John McMahen, 640 acres on Knob Creek near the head and next to a corner of an entry that McMahen bought from Rice Duncan.

Watauga Purchase Book (Washington Co. TN) (FHL film 1,013,360; and from Judy Player and from Charles Gordon 1978 from courthouse visit; "Land Records of Washington Co. Book 1")
      Pg.396: Old Book A pg.156; Washington Co. NC, No. 99; for 50 shillings for every 100 acres, grant to Uriah Hunt 119 acres in our Co. of Washington on Boone Creek waters of Watauga River joining an entry of Joseph Duncan and another entry formerly said Duncans, bounded ... beg. at Joseph Duncans corner white oak, then 28 poles to a chestnut tree on the line of said Hunts first survey, then with his line south 112 poles to said Hunt's corner red oak, then on said Hunts line west 100 poles to a red oak on his line, then south 100 poles to a hicory sapling, then east 160 poles to pinterson? (pointers on?) a stoney hill ---, then north 212 poles to a stake on James Duncans line, then west 26 poles to the beginning. 23 Oct. 1782.
 

Washington Co. TN Documents (copies white on black, first pages only, from Charles Gordon 11/1978)
      Joseph Duncan on the 19th November 1775 obtained a patent from this office for a tract of land lying on the first Eastern branch of Boone Creek about two miles above the mouth of said Creek bounded as follows: Beg. ... corner to the land of John Callaham, thence ... corner to William Bean & John Callaham, thence ... corner to Wm. Bean, ....
      Indenture, 10th April 1776, Charles Robertson of Washington Co., NC to John McMahen, ... land on Knob Creek near the head and bounded ... beg. corner entry said McMahen bought of Rice Duncan and running thence ...
      State of North Carolina No. 79 ... to Uriah Hunt, 119 acres on waters of Boone Creek water of Watagua River joining an entry of Joseph Duncan and another entry formerly said Duncans as follows, ... beg. at Joseph Duncans corner, ... 23 October in the Seventh year of our Independence ... (actual year cut off at bottom of page).
 

Watauga Purchase Book (TN) (FHL film 1,013,360)
      Pg.340: (old pg.144) 24 Oct. 1782, NC Grant #203 to George Russell, 591 acres in Washington Co. including his manor plantation, beg. Joseph Dunkan's corner white oak, dividing line between said Russel and Peter Neals, by plat (no waterway given).
      Pg.394: (old pg.156) 23 Oct. 1782, NC Grant #27 to Uriah Hunt, 300 acres in Washington Co. on both sides Boons Creek adj. Joseph Duncans line, per plat.
      Pg.430: (old pg.165) Indenture 6 Aug. 1783, Uriah Hunt of Washington Co. NC to Wm. Young of same, £70, 300 acres on both sides Boons Creek adj. Joseph Duncan's line. No wit.
 

North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee (from Index on FHL film 1,002,730)
      1-474: 24 Oct. 1782, Grant #39 to Daniel Dunkan, 200 acres in Washington Co. on E. branch of Lick Creek. (FHL film 1,013,311)
      1-596: 23 Oct. 1782, NC Grant #29 to Uriah Hunt, 300 acres in Washington Co. on both sides Boons Creek adj. Joseph Dunkins line. (FHL film 1,013,311)
      1-635: 24 Oct. 1782, Grant #267 to William Dunkin, 120 acres in Washington Co. on Little Doe River, Evan Heatherly's line. (FHL film 1,013,311)
      4-162: 23 Oct. 1782, NC Grant #27 to Uriah Hunt, 300 acres in Washington Co. on both sides of Boons Creek adj. Joseph Duncan's lines, per plat. (FHL film 1,013,314)
      4-228: 24 Oct. 1782, NC Grant #197 to William Stockton, 300 acres in Washington Co. on branch of Luck Creek known as Ingham's Fork (MAD: not Duncan's fork), line agreed between Stockton and Charles Aroton, and John Blackwell. (FHL film 1,013,314) (indexed Wm. Stockton, Voucher #198, 300 acres, 1782, Washington Co. on Duncan's Fork of Lick Creek; land grant index Smith, S.-Sw, FHL film 1,002,744)
      4-359: 13 (no month) 1783, NC Grant #512 to Charles Duncan for 50 sh. every 100 acres, 400 acres in Washington Co. on Nobs Creek beg. at a chestnut on John Calihans line, then on Calehan's north 57 west 162 poles to a white oak on the bank Nobs Creek in said Calahans line, then south 53 west on Huhal (Mihal?) Pains line 100 poles to a red oak, then north 57 west 60 poles to a stake, then west 59 poles to a stake, then south 53 west 120 poles to a small white oak, then south 53 poles to a white oak in Samuel Fains line then on said Fains line 152 poles to a white oak corner to said Fains line then south on said line 82 poles to 3 white oaks then south 84 east 227 poles to a stake then north 80 east 174 poles to the beg., as by plat hereto annexed appears. (FHL film 1,013,314)
      4-537: 10 Nov. 1784, NC Grant #482 to Joseph Duncan, 320 acres in Washington Co. on S.side Boons Creek adj. Wm. Stondan (Stand an) Wm. Beans line, John Fuller's "Leam", said "Loans" line, corner John Russell, foot of Indian Ridge, Wm. Stones line. (FHL film 1,013,314)
      4-601: 17 Nov. 1790, NC Grant #952 to John Ford, 100 acres in Washington Co. on headwaters of Sinking Creek adj. an entry including a spring, beg. at Rurard Caswell's corner, adj. line between said Ford and Duncan (MAD: no first name), adj. stake in said Ford's former survey, Thomas Murrey's line, said Campbell's line, per plat. (FHL film 1,013,314)
      4-602: 17 Nov. 1790, NC Grant #933 to William Dotson, 100 acres in Washington Co. on N.side Sinking Creek waters of Holston, adj. Thomas Murrey's line. (MAD: no mention Joseph Duncan) (FHL film 1,013,314)
      4-683: 10 Nov. 1784, NC Grant #648 to John Ford, 100 acres in Washington Co. on Sinking Creek adj. Joseph Duncan's line, per plat. (FHL film 1,013,314)
      5-62: 27 Nov. 1792, NC Grant #1009 to Lawrence Duncan, 100 acres in Washington Co. on Laurel Fork of Doe River adj. James Campbell's land, per plat. (FHL film 1,013,315)
      5-277: 17 Nov. 1790, NC Grant #920 to Joseph Duncan, 200 acres in Washington Co. on W.side of a nobb, John Jiler's land. (FHL film 1,013,315)
      5-280: 5 Dec. 1794, NC Grant #1137 to Elizabeth Duncan, 300 acres in Washington Co. on S.side Wataga & Holston River incl. where she now lives, beg. south branch? of Wataga River, down the River, per plat. (FHL film 1,013,315)
      5-284: 6 Feb. 1795, NC Grant #1070 to Joseph Duncan, 300 acres in Washington Co. on Boons Creek adj. Capt. George Russell's line, Russells & James (Guennen?) (Green??) Hunt's line. (FHL film 1,013,315)
      5-299: 20 July 1796, State of NC, Grant No. 1229, to Charles Duncan, for 50 shillings every 100 acres, 106 acres in Washington county, joining Cobbs line, Kelleys ?, the land said Duncan now lives on on Cobbs Creek, beg. small beech oak running thence north 8 w. 216 poles to chestnut, then south 47 east 140 poles to white oak, then north 59 east 134 poles to black oak corner to Cobbs thence south 137 poles to white oak corner to Wesons(?), thence west 252 poles to white oak, then south 9 east with a conditional line between Carlson? entry 4 poles to three white oaks thence north 84 west 10 poles to a hickory then south 98? poles to a stake north 27 west 70 poles to a stake corner of Kelley then south 56 degrees 52 poles to a chestnut then north 55 poles to a stake on Duncans line thence to the beginning ... (FHL film 1,013,315)
      5-321: 3 Dec. 1801, NC Grant #1306 to Joseph Duncan, 100 acres in Washington Co. on branch of Limestone the waters of Chuckey and adj. Alex Morrow. (FHL film 1,013,315)
      6-156: 10 Nov. 1784, NC Grant No. 517, to Charles Duncan, for 50 shillings every 100 acres, 400 acres in the County of Washington on Nobb Creek, beg. chestnut on J. Callahan's line, thence on Calahan's line north 47 west 164 poles to white oak on bank of Nobb Creek on said Callahan's line, thence south 43 west on Nicholas Fains line 100 poles to a red oak, thence north 47 west 60 poles to a stake, thence 59 poles to a stake, and thence south 43 west 112 poles to small white oak, thence south 53 poles to white oak in Samuel Fains line, thence east on said Fains line 142 poles to a white oak corner to said Fains and thence south on said Fains 82 poles to three white oaks, and thence 84 east 277 poles to a stake and thence north 80 east 170 poles to beg. (FHL film 1,013,316)
      9-46: 20 July 1796, Grant #274 for 50 shillings every 100 acres, paid by William Cauthorn, grant to Stephen Duncan assignee of said Cauthorn, 281 acres in Eastern District on head waters of Sinking Creek. (FHL film 1,013,319) (MAD: recorded Knox Co. TN Deed B1-314)
      9-47: 17 March 1796, Grant #266 for 50 shillings every 100 acres, paid by Stephen Duncan, grant to Stephen Duncan 640 acres in Eastern District on S.side Holston River above the confluence of French Broad and Holston on Swann Pond Creek. (FHL film 1,013,319) (MAD: recorded Knox Co. TN Deed B1-315)
      9-243: 8 June 1797, Grant #294 for 50 shillings every 100 acres, grant to Stephen Duncan 1000 acres in Eastern Dist. on E. fork of New River at waters of Cumberland River. (FHL film 1,013,319) (MAD: recorded Knox Co. TN Deed E/V1-58)
      9-244: 8 June 1797, Grant #295 for 50 shillings every 100 acres, grant to Stephen Duncan 1000 acres in Eastern Dist. on Buffalo Creek waters of New River beg. top of a ridge. (FHL film 1,013,319) (MAD: probably recorded Knox Co. TN deed E/V1-59; sold Anderson Co. TN, Deed C1-1, 1804)
      10-13: 17 Nov. 1790, NC Grant #920 to Joseph Duncan, 200 acres in Washington Co. on W.side of a nobb, line of John Jiler's land. (MAD: no waterway) Sideways: #23, Warrant issd to Joseph Duncan on 26 July 1802 for 100 acres from a grant #920 to Joseph Duncan, 17 Nov. 1790. #24, Warrant issd to Joseph Duncan on 26 July 1802 for 300 acres from a grant #920 to Joseph Duncan for 200 acres, 17 Nov. 1790. (FHL film 1,013,320)
      10-139: 27 Oct. 1786, NC Grant #703 to James Walderon, 217 acres in Washington Co. adj. Joseph Duncan and William Grisham, Roches line, William Stones line (no waterway). Sideways: #446, 56 acres, Warrant issued to William Ellis on 14 Sept. 1803 from a grant to James Walderon for 217 acres of #703, dated 26 Oct. 1786. (FHL film 1,013,320)
      15-7: #144. State of North Carolina, No.163. For consideration of 50 shillings for every 100 acres, hereby granted, paid into our treasury by Charles Duncan son of Robert Duncan decd, have granted ... to said Charles Duncan son of Robert Decd. a tract of land containing 198 acres of land in our County of Washington on the fourth fork of Horse Creek, beg. on a dividing line between sd. Duncan and Isaac Titsworth, as by the plat hereunto annexed, providing that said Charles Duncan son of Robert Duncan decd. shall cause this grant to be registered in the register's office of said county of Washington within 12 months from the date hereof. 24 October 1782, /s/ Alexander Marten, Esq., governor. (FHL film 1,013,322; and from Joyce Colliflower 2/1989) (MAD: see Sullivan Co. TN)

North Carolina land grant in TN, Book 83, pg.415-416, file 1203 (from NC to Alberta Westby 1972)
      NC Land Grant #1157, 5 Dec. 1794, to Elizabeth Duncan for 300 acres on south side of Watagah and Holsons River including the plantation where the said Elizabeth Duncan now lives; Surveyor's plat Sept. 6, 1794, H. George Vincent, chain barers Jos. Duncan, Robert Duncan; warrant No. 2710 to Elizabeth Duncan 9 Aug. 1792 for 100 acres and another No. 1279 10 June 1794 for 200 acres (beg. at the Buzzard Hill on the Bank of Wataugah River down Wataugah and Holson including an island on Holson and the plantation John Russell lived on, said land endorsed for John Jones and transferred to said Elizabeth Duncan), Nos. 1279.
 

East TN Land Grants
      3-495: 2 July 1812, Grant #2407, by special entry #2402 and of a warrant issued thereon to Andrew Duncan of same number for 35 acres dated 13 May 1796, granted to heirs of Andrew Duncan 35 acres in Washington Co. in 6th Dist. adj. James Randolphs line, James Adairs line. Sideways in margin: "See File No. Holston No. 428" (MAD: no survey date) (FHL film 1,012,794)
      6-229: 2 March 1821, Grant #6718, per entry in 6th Dist. Surveyors office #4671 dated 28 Jan. 1819 founded on Certificate #273 issued to Ephriam Murry for 26 acres dated 29 Aug. 1818, the whole is assigned to Joseph Duncan the enterer, now grant to Joseph Duncan 26 acres in Washington Co., said Dist., on waters of Big Limestone, corner of 55 acre tract that Robert Allison and said Joseph Duncan bought of John Roulston, adj. grant to David Perry, surveyed 28 Jan. 1819. (FHL film 1,012,797)
      8-344: 7 Oct. 1826, Grant #13490, per entry in Surveyor's Office in 6th Dist. #5470 dated 14 March 1822 founded on Cert. #143 issued to Moses Carson for 38 acres dated 22 June 1818, 4 acres of which is assigned to Joseph Duncan, grant to Joseph Duncan 4 acres in Washington Co. in said Dist. on waters of Big Limestone adj. said Duncan's line, Arviah? Hunt's line, surveyed 4 Jan. 1823. (FHL film 1,012,799)
      8-642: 23 Aug. 1833, Grant #17981, per entry in Surveyor's Office in 6th Dist. #3950 dated 10 June 1817 founded on Cert. #2553 issued to James P. Taylor for 500 acres dated 17 Dec. 1816, 22 acres of which was assigned to Jesse Duncan the enterer, grant to said Jesse Duncan 20 acres in Washington Co. in 6th Dist. South of Watauga River, adj. James Nails (Hails?) corner and line, said Jesse Duncan's line, surveyed 19 Dec. 1817. (FHL film 1,012,799)
      8-643: 23 Aug. 1833, Grant #17281 (?#17982), per entry in Surveyor's Office in 6th Dist. #3948 dated 10 June 1817 founded on Cert. #2553 issued to James P. Taylor for 500 acres dated 17 Dec. 1816, 22 acres of which were assigned to Jesse Duncan the enterer, grant to said Jesse Duncan 2 acres in Washington Co. in said Dist. on N. side Holston River incl. said Duncan's ferry landing just below the mouth of the Watauga River, crossing the line from Washington into Sullivan, surveyed 19 Dec. 1817. (MAD: grant numbers are written on a dark background, very difficult to make out) (FHL film 1,012,799)
      12-89: 30 April 1825, Grant #10794, per entry made in Washington Co. #84 dated 10 Jan. 1824 at 12-1/2 cents per acre by Joseph Duncan, grant to Joseph Duncan 9 acres on waters of Limestone Creek, adj. Michael H. Martain (Alartain?) corner, Ellicns? (Elliens?) corner, corner to Duncan, surveyed 10 Jan. 1825. (FHL film 1,012,803)
      12-98: 2 May 1825, Grant #10807, per entry in Washington Co. #86 dated 5 July 1824 at 12-1/2 cents per acre, grant to Joseph Duncan 77 acres on head waters of great Limestone Creek, corner to W. Waker (MAD: sic) and W. Carson, with Waker's line, crossing the creek, said Duncan's line, surveyed 17 Sept. 1824. (FHL film 1,012,803)
      12-114: 2 May 1825, Grant #10798, per entry in Washington Co. #85 dated 5 July 1824 at 12-1/2 cents per acre, grant to Joseph Duncan 35 acres on waters of Big Limestone Creek adj. Shields corner and Duncan's, M.H. Marlin's corner and line, surveyed 17 Sept. 1824. (FHL film 1,012,803)
      16-598: 22 July 1831, Grant #16679, per entry in Washington Co. #129 dated 5 Feb. 1827, grant to Joseph Duncan 29 acres on a branch of Big Limestone adj. heirs of Robert Allison decd, John Brown and John Squibb, corner said Duncan on Kerkendol's old line, surveyed 6 Feb. 1828. (FHL film 1,012,807)
      25-505: 28 Sept. 1841, Grant #23997, per entry in Washington Co. #497 dated 30 Oct. 1837, by Joseph Duncan, grant to Joseph Duncan 200 acres on waters of Big Limestone Creek adj. corner of a grant to David Robertson, Bartholomew Wood's old line, James Deakins line and corner, Bowman's corner, John Tadlock's line, Thomas Mather (Mathes?) line, surveyed 19 Nov. 1837. (FHL film 1,012,816)
      25-507: 28 Sept. 1841, Grant #23994, per entry in Washington Co. #498 dated 21 Oct. 1837 by Joseph Duncan, grant to Joseph Duncan 585 acres on head waters of Limestone Creek including the plantation and improvement where he now lives, adj. Allison Sampson's corner, John Brown's corner, Wm. Walker's corner, corner 5 acre tract of said Duncan, Samuel McAdams corner, Thomas Givins corner, Thomas Livens corner (MAD: sic), George Hales and Michael Martin's corner, Martin's line, Allison Thompson's corner and line, surveyed 14 May 1839. (FHL film 1,012,816)
 

Washington Co. TN surveyors books 1824-1896 (FHL film 825,542)
   Book 1824-1835, index at back of book, following from page by page
      Pg.23 (21?) 1st: Surveyed 10 Jan. 182(5?) by order from the Entry Taker's Office 10 Jan. 1825, #184 (MAD: sic), for Joseph Duncan, 9 acres in Washington Co. on waters of Big Limestone Creek, adj. Michael H. Martain's, Ellison's, corner of said Duncan's; C.B. (chain bearers) Elisha Cashell, John Walker. (indexed as pg.73)
      Pg.23 (21?) 2nd: Surveyed 17 Dec. 1824 by order from the Entry Taker's Office 5 July 1824, #85 (MAD: sic), for Joseph Duncan, 35 acres in Washington Co. on waters of Big Limestone Creek, adj. Ludboy? Shields, said Duncan's corner, Michael H. Martain; chain bearers Elisha Cashell, John Walker.
      Pg.57: Surveyed 17 Sept. 1824 by D.C. Hunter, by order from the Entry Taker's Office 5 July 1824, #86, for Joseph Duncan, 77 acres in Washington Co. on head waters of Great Limestone Creek, adj. William Walker and W. Carson, crossing the creek, his corner, said Duncan's line; chain bearers Elisha Cahell (MAD: sic), John Walker.
      Pg.91: Surveyed 24 Feb. 1825 by Spencer E. Gibson, by order from the Entry Taker's Office 15 April 1824, #13, for Ezekiel Lyons, 60 acres in Washington Co. on waters of Big Limestone Creek adj. Lyons corner of his 100 acres, line between said Lyons and James Adair on John Pitcock's line, the widow Duncan's corner, line between said Lyon and David Russell; chain bearers Asher Lyon, James Alexander.
      Pg.92: Surveyed 24 Feb. 1825 by order of the Entry Taker's Office 20 May 1824, #24, for James Adair, 35 acres in Washington Co. on waters of Big Limestone Creek as a preference right, adj. lands of said Adair "(that is, his 100 acre tract)" so as to increase the same to 135 acres on south side of said tract adj. lands of widow Jane Duncan, so that no more can be entered, adj. corner said Duncan and Lyons crossing; C.C. (chain carriers) James Alexander, Asher Lyons.
      Pg.226: Surveyed 5 Feb. 1828 by Nathan Shipley, by order from the Entry Taker's Office 5 Feb. 1827, #129, for Joseph Duncan, 29 acres in Washington Co. on a branch of Big Limestone adj. heirs of Robert Allison decd, John Brown and John Squibb, adj. Kirkindol's old line, said Duncan's corner of his others tract; chain bearers John Walker, William? Walker.
      Pg.233: Surveyed 17 Nov. 1826 by Nathan Shipley, by order from the Entry Taker's Office 9 Oct. 1826, #116, for William Engle, 75 acres in Washington Co. on waters of Horse Creek adj. lands of heirs of John Duncan decd, heirs of Alexander Whitlock, and Lewis Keen, on Duncan's corner and line, Whitlock's line, Lewis Keens corner & line, Gabriel Morgan's line & corner, said Engles corner; chain carriers Lewis Keen, John Whitlock. (MAD: see Sullivan Co. TN Deed 10-494)
      No survey for Charles Duncan or Robert Duncan's land.

   Book 1836-1846 - no index, following from page by page
      Pg.37: Surveyed 19 Nov. 1837 by Nathan Shipley, by order from the Entry Taker's Office 30 Oct. 1837, #497, for Joseph Duncan, 200 acres in Washington Co. on waters of Big Limestone Creek adj. a corner of a grant to David Robertson and Bartholomew Woods old line, James Deakins line, Bowman's corner, John Tadlock's line and corner, Thomas Matthises line; chain carrier Robert Duncan, (no 2nd chain carrier listed).
      Pg.45: Surveyed 14 May 1839 by Nathan Shipley, by order from the Entry Taker's Office 21 Oct. 1837, #498, for Joseph Duncan, 585 acres in Washington Co. on head waters of Big Limestone Creek including the plantation and improvement where he now lives, adj. Allison Thompson, John Brown, William Walker, 4 acre tract of said Duncan, Samuel McAdams, Thomas Gwin, George Hale, Michael Martins; chain carriers Allison Tompson, Samuel McAdams.

   Book 1847-1853, index at back of book, following from page by page
      Pg.75: Surveyed 20 Dec. 1849 by Madison Booth, by order from the Entry Taker's Office 24 April 1849, #216, for James Duncan, 333 acres in Washington Co. on waters of Big Limestone Creek, incl. the plantation where said Duncan now lives, adj. Keyfauvers field, Gallaway's line; chain carriers James Duncan Jr., Joseph Duncan.
      Pg.76: Surveyed 21 Dec. 1849 by Madison Booth, by order from the Entry Taker's Office 15 June 1849, #936, for Daniel Gallaway, 194 acres in Washington Co., incl. the farm on which he now lives, adj. Duncan's line, Hunt's line; chain carriers ?J. Duncan, ---- (cannot read last name, bottom of page too dark).

   Book 1854-1896 - no Duncan found
 

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