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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised January 9, 2010

COLLIN CO. TX
Formed 1846 from Fannin
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Collin Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Collin Co. TX Census (also from Denzil Mauldin 3/1986)
P.O. McKinney, Precinct #3
Pg.57, #701-735, Henry A. DUNKIN 26 TN carpenter $340-$400
                  Martha A. 23 TN
                  Cora A. 6/12 TX
                  (MAD: Addison Duncan d. 3/1870 age 35 b.TN, from mortality schedule; ? perhaps ? son of Henry Addison Duncan died 1834 Sumner Co. TN who had mar. 12/10/1833 in Wilson Co. TN to Margaret Caruth who mar. 2nd 12/25/1837 Charles Harris in Wilson Co. TN, 1850 Wilson Co. TN census with son Henry A. "Harris" 15 TN)

1870 Collin Co. TX Census
Precinct 1, McKinney P.O.
Pg.334, #240-247, DUNCAN, Martha 33 TN keeping house $1200-$1200
                  Cora (f) 10 TX at school
                  Robert 3, Henry 1 TX
                  SMITH, Catherine 17 TN at school $0-$550
                  McCLENDON, John 19 GA farm laborer $0-$250
                  (MAD: Martha A. 40 TN was wife of James W. Pafford in 1880)
Precinct 3, Highland P.O.
Pg.419, #36-38, DUNCAN, James K. 25 TN farm laborer $1200-$450
                  Mary 27 MO ("Missouri") keeping house
                  William 3 MO
                  Tennessee (f) 2 MO
                  Josiah (m) 1 MO
                  MASON, James J. 22 MO farm laborer
Precinct 4, Weston P.O.
Pg.448, #117-119, DUNCAN, James 26 TN farm laborer $0-$250
                  Elisabeth 23 TN keeping house
                  Mary 5, Landon (m) 4 TN
                  Robert 10/12 TX b.Aug.
                  William 21 TN farm laborer
                  STERVANT?, Rufus 16 TN farm laborer $0-$0

1880 Collin Co. TX Census (also from Denzil Mauldin 1/1987)
Precinct 2, pg.8, SD S3, ED 21
Pg.110D, #61-70, HARRIS, Jesse 32 TX mar. farmer NC (blank)
                  Bettie 28 TX wife keeping house GA GA
                  Mattie 8 TX dau. TX TX
                  Saml. 6 TX son TX TX
                  Viviam (m) 2 TX son TX TX
                  Mollie 1 TX dau. TX TX
                  JACKSON, David 16 TX (blank relationship) farmer TX TX
                  DUNCAN, N.A. (m) 28 AR (blank) single farmer AR AR
Precinct 4, pg.12, SD 3, ED 23
Pg.158D, #83-84, DUNCAN, John W. 55 TN mar. farmer SC TN
                  Elizabeth A. 50 TN wife keeping house TN TN
                  Joel C. 20 TN son works on farm TN TN
                  Robert E. 18 TN son works on farm TN TN
                  Samuel P. 13 TN son works on farm TN TN
                  (MAD: 1870 Boone Co. AR census)
Precinct 4, pg.61, SD 3, ED 23
Pg.183A, #360-362, HARRISON, Henry 39 TN mar. farmer TN TN
                  Cena 31 KY wife keeping house KY KY
                  Frederick 7 MO son works on farm TN KY
                  Lulu 3 TX dau. TN KY
                  DUNCAN, Eliza 62 KY mother-in-law widow (blank) (blank)
Precinct 6, pg.7, SD 3, ED 27
Pg.237C, #51-52, DUNCAN, Thomas 27 KY mar. farmer KY KY
                  Mary F. 34 KY wife keeping house KY KY
                  ROGERS, Loula 17 TX dau. TN KY
                  James N. 13 TX son TN KY
                  George W. 10 TX son TN KY
                  DUNCAN, Lena 2 TX dau. KY KY
                  JILES, William 20 GA (blank relationship) farmer SC SC
Precinct 6, pg.9, SD 3, ED 27
Pg.239C, #89-91, DUNCAN, David 24 KY mar. farmer KY KY
                  Mary S. 23 KY wife keeping house NC NC
                  George W. 3 KY son KY KY
                  Emery E. 2 TX son KY KY
                  Polly 72 KY mother widow (blank) (blank)
Precinct 6, pg.34, SD 3, ED 27
Pg.250B, #283-287, DUNCAN, Daniel B. 51 NC mar. farmer (blank) (blank)
                  Nancy 47 TN wife keeping house TN TN
                  Martin 21 TN son VA TN
                  Irene 19 TN dau. VA TN
                  Adline 16 TN dau. VA TN
                  William 13 TN son VA TN
                  Albert 11 TN son VA TN
                  Mary 9 TN dau. VA TN
                  Almira 7 MO dau. VA TN
                  Belle 4 MO dau. VA TN
                  (MAD: 1850 ?? Cocke Co. TN census; 1880 transcribed census on CD shows Daniel B. Duncan 51 TN TN TN, wife Nancy 57 TN VA TN, Almira and Belle b.TN)
Precinct 6, pg.35, SD 3, ED 27
Pg.251C, #288-292, DUNCAN, William 30 TN mar. farmer TN TN
                  Margaret 20 TX wife keeping house TN KY
                  Thomas P. 3 TX son TN TX
                  Mary 1 TX dau. TN TX
                  DAVIS, John M. 31 MO single hireling farm laborer MO MO
Pg.251C, #293-297, DUNCAN, James P. 34 TN mar. farmer VA TN
                  Elizabeth 33 TN (blank relationship) keeping house TN TN
                  Mary E. 15 TN (blank relationship) TN TN
                  Landon (m) 13 TN (blank) TN TN
                  Robbert 10 10 TX (blank) TN TN
                  William 8 TX (blank) TN TN
                  Aron (m) 8 TX (blank) TN TN
                  Ed 6 TX (blank) TN TN
                  James 3 TX (blank) TN TN
                  Ray 8/12 TX b.Nov. (blank) TN TN
Precinct 6, pg.39, SD 3, ED 27
Pg.253C, #226-230, PAFFORD, James W. 39 VA mar. farmer VA VA
                  Martha A. 40 TN wife keeping house TN TN
                  Ella 5 TX dau. VA TN
                  DUNCAN, Robbert 13 TX step-son TN TN
                  Ike 11 TX step-son TN TN
                  BARNES, Robbert 37 NC single hireling farm laborer NC NC
Precinct 7, pg.25, SD 3, ED 28
Pg.274A, #188-189, DUNCAN, Thomas G. 39 KY mar. farmer KY KY
                  Mary M. 29 IN wife keeping house IN IN
                  McClure? D. (m) 9 KY son at school KY IN
                  Ellis (m) 6 KY son at school KY IN
                  Scottie (f) 4 TX dau. KY IN
                  CARROLL, Louiza 19 TX boarder keeping house AL TN
Precinct 7, pg.41, SD 3, ED 28
Pg.282A, #335-337, CRENSHAW, William T. 51 SC mar. farmer VA NC
                  Nancy A. 50 GA wife keeping house VA GA
                  Noah S. 26 AL son farmer SC GA
                  Brady 20 GA son farm laborer SC GA
                  Walter 7 LA son SC GA
                  DUNCAN, Elizabeth 56 GA sister-in-law at home VA GA
                  JACKSON, Henry 17 LA boarder farm laborer MS MS
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Collin Co. TX Marriage Records 1846-1875 (FHL film 164,653; from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      Date, Groom, Bride
      March 16, 1859, Henry A. Duncan to Martha A. Smith
      March 18, 1863, John W. Thompson to Mary E. Duncan
      Dec. 24, 1866, J.A. Duncan to Elvira Barnett
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Collin Co. TX Genealogical and Historical Records, transcribed and posted by Sue Patterson, 2002 (web link sent by Angela Loy 8/2005)
      http://www.collincotxhistdoc.info/Probate_Minutes_20.htm
      Volume "A-1" Probate Records, Estates 1855 to 1870.
      Page 641 & later, Estate of H.A. Duncan, Will dated 28 March 1870, filed April 1870.

Collin Co. TX Genealogical and Historical Records, transcribed and posted by Sue Patterson, 2002 (web link sent by Angela Loy 8/2005)
      http://www.collincotxhistdoc.info/Probate_Minutes_21.htm
      Volume C-1, Probate Minutes, County Court
      Page 41 & later, January Term A.D. 1869, Estate of Wm. Duncan, also called William H. Duncan.
 

LAND RECORDS

Collin Co. TX Index to Deeds 1846-1857, 1857-1872; direct & reverse 1857-1872 (FHL film 1,287,050; from Dorothy Franks 3/2000)
      Grantor, Grantee, Kind, Date, Amount, Bk.-Pg.
      Duncan, Chas. B. to Dowell, Alexander, Deed, Oct. 11, 1855, $120, K-203, recorded Feby. 24, 1857, 80 acres. (DF: The grantee name was really Howell, Alexander who was kin to Chas. B.'s wife Louisa Howell) (MAD: Charles Browning Duncan, born 10/10/1812 Logan Co. KY, mar. 1st 11/7/1839 Elizabeth Mahon, mar. 2nd Louisa Ann Howell, died 6/17/1873, bur. Clairette Cemetery, Erath Co. TX; 1840 Fayette Co. IL census, 1850 Marion Co. IL census, 1860 Erath Co. TX; from info of Dorothy Franks 1989)
      Grantee, Grantor, Kind, Date, Amount, Bk.-Pg.
      Duncan, Chas. B. from Gotcher, Wm., Deed, March 1, 1855, $22, K-285, recorded March 3, 1855, 22 acres.
      Duncan, Chas. B. from Wadsworth, J.J., Deed, July 31, 1854, $500, H-154, recorded Oct. 16, 1854, 160 acres.
      Duncan, Chas. B. from Watson, Coleman, Deed, Feby 25, 1854, $365, K-363, recorded Sept. 23, 1854, 177 acres.
      Duncan, Chas. B. from Watson, Coleman, Deed, Feb. 25, 1854, $123, K-349, recorded March 3, 1857, 80 acres.
      Howell, Alexander from Duncan, Chas. B., Deed, Oct. 11, 1855, $120, K-203, recorded Feby 24, 1857, 80 acres.
      When Filed, Grantee, Grantor, Kind, Acres, Amount, Bk.-Pg.
      Dec. 15, 1858, Duncan, C.B. from Moore, J., Deed, 30 acres, $49, M-23
      Aug. 12, 1862, Duncan, H.A. from Horn, M. & W.T., Deed, 67 acres, $268, O-610
      Dec. 27, 1869, Duncan, J.K.P. from Ferguson, E., Deed, 127 acres, $1000, R-696
      Aug. 21, 1867, Duncan, J.S. from Hampton, R.W., Deed, 320 acres, $450, Q-458
      Oct. 19, 1863, Duncan, R.S. from Cole, S., Deed, 120 acres, P-317
      July 8, 1863, Duncan, R.S. from Yardley, John, Deed, 227.2 acres, P-216
      July 8, 1863, Duncan, R.S. from Yardley, R., Deed, 160 acres, P-218
      March 7, 1862, Duncan, W.H. from Cope, J.M., Deed, 40 acres, O-474
      July 17, 1860, Howell, A.B. from Duncan, C.B., Deed, 80 acres, $120, R-480
      May 24, 1862, Day, J. from Duncan, C.R., Deed, 160 acres, $150, R-557
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, James P.; E 2 Tenn. Cav.; 1892 March 12, Invalid Appl. #1097998, Cert. #1122780, Texas; remarks C2491451. (MAD: from Sevier Co. TN; 1860 Cocke Co. TN census, 1880 Collin Co. TX census; James P. Duncan 11/2/1844 - 9/27/1932 and Elizabeth Duncan, wife of James P., 11/6/1845 - 10/3/1932, bur. in Pecan Grove Cemetery; from "Collin Co. TX Cemetery Inscriptions" Vol.1, by Alice Pitts, Wanda O'Roark, [and] Doris Posey; Houston, TX, library book 976.433; from Lucille Mehrkam 4/1984; FHL book 976.4556 V3p)
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Collin Co. TX:
      John Duncan, 1837-1840, immigrated to TX between 10/1/1837 and 1/1/1840, had 3rd class grant for land in Collin Co. TX (listed on pg.311, "Abstract of Titled and Patented Lands Compiled From the Records of the General Land Office of the State of Texas" published in Austin in 1860, and indexed by Paul Campbell; published in Vol.3#2 "Texas Heritage Quarterly," from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984 and CA State Library, Sutro Branch, book F385 T48) John Duncan listed in Abstract #259 as original grantee, 3rd Class Certificate #3946/4047, 320 acres patented 24 Oct. 1859 to J.B. Wilmoth ("Collin Co. TX Land Titles" by Frances T. Ingmire, 1979, from Lucille Mehrkam 4/1984, FHL booklet 976.4 A1 no. 136)
      Mary J. Duncan, 25 April 1858, mar. W.M.S. McDuffie
      Henry A. Duncan, 1879, died; bur. Old Walnut Grove Cemetery, 1804-1879 ("Collin Co. TX Cemetery Inscriptions" Vol.1, by Alice Pitts, Wanda O'Roark, [and] Doris Posey; Houston, TX, library book 976.433; from Lucille Mehrkam 4/1984; FHL book 976.4556 V3p; MAD: this book contains many more Duncans)

"Ancestor Hunting - Bible Records" column by Mildred S. Watkins, Journal Staff Writer and Certified Genealogist, in "Shreveport Journal," Shreveport-Bossier City, LA; page 8, pub. Tuesday (complete date cut off) (from Mary Frances Bridges 2/1991 to Duncan Surname Assn.)
      This column contains ... "records from the last in this series of Bibles in the collection of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Tex., come from the Duncan Bible, published by William W. Harding, Philadelphia, 1860." The Bible is of E.L. Duncan, born Feb. 22, 1839, died Nov. 22, 1919, at Graham in Young Co. TX, buried in the Wylie Cemetery, Wylie [MAD: Collin Co.] TX; married Oct. 17, 1865, to Sarah K. Picket (or Pickel), born March 31, 1844, died Dec. 9, 1918, Wylie, TX; and their children, including John Floyd Duncan, Aug. 10, 1866, Roane Co. TN; Addela Jane Duncan, born March 20, 1869, Franklin Co. AR, and other children born Franklin Co. AR.
      (MAD: Ezekiel Lewis Duncan, born Roane Co. TN, son of Evan E. Duncan and wife Mary A., from information of Scott Vanarsdall 7/1994)

"Collin Co. Pioneering in North TX" by Roy F. Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall, 1975 (Houston, TX, library book 976.433H178, from Lucille Mehrkam 4/1984; FHL book 976.4556 H2h)
      This book contains an article on the family of James Polk Duncan, born Nov. 1, 1844, in "Cook" [Cocke] Co., Newport, TN, son of William Duncan and Elizabeth Bates; married Elizabeth Mantooth Bryant in Newport, TN, May 25, 1865; had a brother Daniel B. Duncan.
 

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