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

Last revised November 22, 2010

CALHOUN CO. TX
Formed 1846 from Victoria, Matagorda, Jackson
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Calhoun Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Calhoun Co. TX Census
Old Town of San Indianola?
Pg.231, #286-242, J.H. DUNCAN (m) 32 GA genl. trader? $0-$200
                  L.A. NOBLE (m) 39 KY stage driver $2000-$400
                  James LIVINGSTON 39 PA blacksmith $3000-$400
                  (MAD: James H. Duncan, 1850 Bexar Co. TX census)

1870 Calhoun Co. TX Census
"Indianola (Old)"
Pg.378, #19-19, ROBINSON, Wm. B. 48 SCT laborer $0-$100, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary V. (f) 40 IL stock raiser $100-$2300, father of foreign birth
                  Mary L. 8 TX at school, father of foreign birth
                  Virginia L. 5, James L. 4 TX, father of foreign birth
                  DUNKIN, Jas. H. 42 GA stock trader $500-$0
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Matagorda Co. TX Probate Minutes v.A-C 1837-1858 (FHL film 1,011,113; SLC 6/2009)
      C-69: Petition of Wm. L. Sartwell of Matagorda Co. TX, that 3 May 1846, Mrs. Julia Duncan, a resident of said county and wife of John Duncan of said county, died intestate; she left large possessions consisting of undivided half of community of acquests and gains acquired during their residence in said county, petition for administration, signed Jas. Denison, atty for petitioner. Letters issued Nov. 24, 1851. Appraisers appointed. C-74: Inventory filed 29 Dec. 1851. C-78: Petition of John Duncan of same county, the estate of Julia Duncan, decd, former wife of this petitioner, is indebted to this petitioner in the sum of $24,705.00; the money was part of a sum belonging to this petitioner individually and expended in the purchase of community property during the lifetime of said Julia Duncan his wife now deceased; the property in the inventory was her share of community property. C-80: Accounting $60,000 furnished by petitioner expended to purchase money property in Texas after removal to Texas in 1837 ... 1/2 crop of rice in 1846 ... and debts in 1846. Land in ... Brazoria, Wharton, Calhoun, Bastrop, Burlison Co. and Matagorda Co.
 

Matagorda Co. TX Deed
      H-310/312: #3357. William L. Sartwell, administrator of the succession of Julia Duncan decd. appointed by County Court of Matagorda Co., by virtue of a decree of said court 30 Dec. 1851, after advertisement, on first Tuesday in Feb. 1852, offered for sale to highest bidder for cash, property belonging to succession of Julia Duncan decd, when John Duncan became the purchaser as last and highest bidder of the undivided 1/2 of 3090 acres in Matagorda Co. on Caney Creek, originally granted to I. Foster, for $1549.50; and the undivided half of 2214 acres in Matagorda Co. on Caney Creek originally granted to Wm. Baxter, for $415.12; and undivided half of 206 acres in Matagorda Co. on Cedar Lake originally granted to McCoy & Decrow, for $206.00; and undivided half of 2159 acres in Matagorda Co. on Live Oak originally granted to Williams & Flowers, at $1 per acre amounting to the sum of $1079.50; the undivided half of 4611 acres of land in Matagorda Co. on Live Oak originally granted to S. Williams for $1305.50; the undivided half of 1373 acres in Matagorda Co. on Caney Creek originally granted to A.C. Buckner for $2059.50; the undivided half of 500 acres in Matagorda Co. originally granted to Isaac Vandorn for $750.00; the undivided half of 740 acres in Matagorda Co. on Trespalacios Bay originally granted to I.E. Robertson for $625; the undivided half of 1,666 acres in Matagorda Co. on Trespalacios Creek originally granted to George J. Williams for $208.25; the undivided half of 177 acres in Matagorda Co. on Trespalacios Bay originally granted to James Hughson for $350; the undivided half of 4205 acres in Matagorda Co. on Turtle Bay originally granted to John Duncan for $575.63; the undivided half of 4 acres of land in Matagorda Co. on the Colorado river originally granted to Henry Williams for $25; the undivided half of 640 acres in Matagorda Co. in Bay Prairie originally granted to R.S. Briggs for $80; the undivided half of 1280 acres in Matagorda Co. in Bay Prairie originally granted to William Brown for $160; the undivided half of 640 acres in Matagorda Co. in Bay Prairie originally granted to J. Whitworth for $80; the undivided half of 1107 acres in Brazoria Co. on Linvill bayou originally granted to W.C. Carson at $1 per acre amounting to $553.50; the undivided half of 2214 acres in Wharton Co. on the Colorado river originally granted to J. Tumlinson for $2214; the undivided half of of 333 acres in Calhoun Co. on Matagorda Bay originally granted to James Hughson for $41.63; the undivided half of 4428 acres in Bastrop Co. on Rabbs Creek originally granted to J.D.G. Vanellman for $553.50; the undivided half of 4428 acres in Bastrop Co. on Colorado river originally granted to Perry B. Iles for $553.50; undivided half of 2214 acres in Burlison Co. on Elm Creek originally granted to David Clark for $276.75; undivided half of 2214 acres in Burlison Co. on Yegua Creek originally granted to Orvil Perry for $276.75; also undivided half of 500 head of cattle in Matagorda Co. for $750. On 23 Feb. 1852, I, William L. Sartwell Admin., filed in the County Court a return of sale, the Chief Justice confirmed it and ordered a conveyance be made to the purchaser; now William L. Sartwell as Administrator in consideration of $14,965.38, convey to said John Duncan all the interest of said Julia Duncan deceased to the described property. 24 Feb. 1852. /s/ W.L. Sartwell. Wit. Jas. H. Selkirk, Galen Hodges. Recorded 22 March 1852. (FHL film 1,011,104; SLC 9/11/2010)
 

OTHER RECORDS

"Indianola, The Mother of Western TX" by Brownson Malsch, 1977, and revised edition 1988 (from Lucille Mehrkam 3/1984; FHL book 976.4121 H2m)
      This book contains several references about James H. Duncan or J.H. Duncan from 1856 to 1864.
 

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