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

Last revised June 5, 2009

NAVARRO CO. TX
Formed 1846 from Robertson
Ellis, Tarrant formed 1849 from Navarro
Hill formed 1853 from Navarro
Johnson formed 1854 from Ellis, Hill, Navarro
Parker formed 1855 from Bosque, Navarro
Palo Pinto formed 1856 from Navarro, Bosque
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Navarro Co. TX Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1983)
Pg.97, #7-7, James N. DUNCAN 22 TN farmer $150
                  Lucy Jane 23 TN
                  Mary Jane 2 TN
                  Luke CHOAT 24 TX labourer $0
                  (MAD: from Humphreys Co. TN)
 

1860 Navarro Co. TX Census
Corsicana P.O.
Pg.204, #129-116, J.C. TEMPLETON (m) 31 AL farmer $0-$200
                  S.H. (f) 26 TN
                  M.K. (f) 4, M.L. (f) 1 TX
                  E.S. (f) 15 TN
                  Sevier (m) 11 TX
                  M.J. DUNCAN (f) 12 TN
                  Jas. 10 TX
                  (MAD: said to be children of James Neal Duncan & Lucy Jane Petty)
Pg.233, #506-488, S.P. NABORS 48 NC farmer $320-$4360
                  Emily A. 50 SC
                  Cal B. WEST 28 TN (m) (no occup.)
                  (MAD: from Pontotoc Co. MS)
Dresden P.O.
Pg.234, #521-503, Jas. M. DUNCAN 32 TN farmer $500-$440
                  Lucy J. 33 TN
                  Z.G. (m) 6, J.B. (m) 4 TX
                  N.F. (f) 2, S.K. (f) 1 TX
                  I.P. DUNCAN (m) 23 "TX"
                  (MAD: James N. and Ira, sons of Zadock Duncan of Humphreys Co. TN; Ira P. of Limestone Co. TX, d.1861 Civil War; L.C. Duncan, wife of J.N. Duncan, 3/17/1826 - 7/12/1867, bur. Petty Family Cemetery in Corsicana, from "Navarro Co. (TX) Cemetery Records" Vol.1, by Navarro Co. Gen. Society, 1981, from Lucille Mehrkam and Jean Walker 1984, FHL book 976.4282 V3n)
 

1870 Navarro Co. TX Census
Beat No.1, P.O. Corsicana
Pg.24, #249-249, DUNCAN, N. (m) 35 TN BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  E. (f) 18 TX BLACK K.House
                  L. (f) 35 AL BLACK (blank)
Pg.29, #430-430, DUNCAN, L. (m) 36 NC BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  E. (f) 28 GA BLACK K. House
                  Esq. (m) 12 MS BLACK
                  Bell (f) 7 MS BLACK
                  JOHNSON, C. (m) 28 AL BLACK farmer
                  R. (f) 24 TX BLACK K. house
                  Me. (m) 9 TX BLACK
                  M. (f) 1 TX BLACK
Pg.32, #464-464, DUNCAN, Jas. 40 TN (white) farmer $800-$100
                  Jas. (m) 20 TX
                  M.A. (f) 22 TN
                  Jea? (Jeo?) (m) 18 TX (not Gea / Geo)
                  B. (m) 16 TX
                  N. (f) 14, S. (f) 12, R. (f) 8 TX
                  D. (m) 6 TX
                  Daro? (Doro?) (f) 4 TX
Beat No.5, P.O. Dresden
Pg.86, #3-3, MICHBORES?, E. (m) 56 SC farmer $2000-$1000 (white)
                  DUNCAN, J.L. 21 MS (white) farmer $0-$0
                  MAGHBORS?, E. (f) 35 MS BLACK
                  Jon (m) 14 MS BLACK
                  Man? (f) 7 TX BLACK
                  F. (f) 5 TX BLACK
Pg.87, #18-18, DUNCAN, Jma? (should be Jno?) (m) 22 MS BLACK farmer $0-$100
                  P. (f) 22 MS BLACK K.house
                  N. (f) 14 TX BLACK
                  M. (f) 4 TX BLACK
                  A. (m) 2 TX BLACK
Pg.88, #24-24, DUNCAN, Geo. 34 TN BLACK farmer $0-$171 (alone)
 

1880 Navarro Co. TX Census (partial)
Sup.Dist. 4, E.D. 136, line 41, Comm. Precinct 5, pg.37
Pg.469A, #327-333, HART, Capress 40 SC mar. farming SC SC
                  Antoinette 39 GA wife mar. NC SC
                  Irene 7 TX SC AL dau. SC AL
                  Lilian 3 TX SC GA dau. SC GA
                  Earnest 2 TX SC GA son SC GA
                  Baby (m) 17/30 TX b.May GA son SC GA
                  TURNER, Leola 18 GA step-dau.
                  MELTON, Elil (m) 25 TX n.r.
                  Julia W. 21 AR
                  & borders, not copied
                  (MAD: C.H. Hart mar. E.A. Stokes 11/23/1871; C.H. Hart mar. Mrs. L.A. Turner 8/28/1875; she Mrs. Antoinette Turner, widow of James Turner, dau. of James Duncan from NC to GA, per 1893 "Biog. from Lone Star State")
 

1920 Census, Justice Pct. 3, Navarro County, Texas (from Kathy Cawley 2/2009)
S.D.# 6, E.D.# 157, Page# 67
273-289
DUCAN,
A.H.,
Head, age 30, rents, TN./TN./TN., farmer
Lena, Wife, age 25, TX./AL./AL.
Bertha, Daughter, age 8, OK./TN./AL.
Milford or Millard, Son, age 5, TX./TN./AL.
Willie, Son, age 3, TX./TN./AL.
Duiey, Son, age 1/12, TX./TN./AL.
      KDH: A.H. Ducan is Adam Henry Duncan, b. Dec. 1 or 7, 1887 in Memphis, Tennessee, per WWI Draft Card; 1900 Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory census

MILITARY RECORDS

Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
      Application, Name, County, Book
      37855, Duncan, Mrs. W.A., Navarro, 5
      30127, Duncan, W.A., Navarro, 3
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Pontotoc Co. MS Deeds (FHL film 867,529)
      12-486: 20 May 1857, Samuel P. Nabors and wife Milly M. of Navarro Co. TX, appoint John F. Duncan of Pontotoc Co. MS as attorney to sell SW 1/4 Sec. 11, Twp. 8, Range 3E and also SW 1/4 Sec. 14, Twp. 8, Range 3E. Samuel P. Nabors and Milly M. Nabors both appeared in Pontotoc Co. MS.
      12-487: 18 April 1857, In consideration of $2300, sell to Milly Nabors all our right etc. to land in Pontotoc Co. MS, SW 1/4 Sec. 11, Twp. 8, Range 3E; the NW 1/4 Sec. 14, Twp. 8, Range 3E; and the NE 1/4 Sec. 15, Twp. 8, Range 3E. /s/ E.G?. Duncan, Wm. L. Duncan. E.G. Duncan appeared in Pontotoc Co. MS 13 April 1857; W.L. Duncan appeared in Pontotoc Co. MS 22 July 1857.
      12-570: 11 Aug. 1857, Samuel P. Nabors and wife Milly M. Nabors to Gideon Cannon, $260, NW 1/4 Sec. 14, Twp. 8, Range 3E, the same calls and bounds as the deed made by Thomas L. Duncan to said Cannon. /s/ Samuel P. Nabors, Milly M. Nabors by John F. Duncan, attorney in fact.
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Navarro Co. TX:
      John Duncan, 1836-1837, immigrated to TX between 3/1/1836 and 10/1/1837, had 2nd class grant for land in Navarro Co. TX (listed on pg.1138, "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)
      James N. Duncan, 1837-1840, had 3rd class land grant in Navarro Co., immigrated to TX between 10/1/1837 and 1/1/1840; also listed as 3rd class land grant in Ellis Co. (pg.1139, and 476, "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). Of James N. Duncan's 640 acre 3rd class certificate, 500 acres was patented in Ellis Co. TX by Wm. Hamilton on 21 Sept. 1854, and 140 acres in Navarro Co. on 18 July 1854 by L.D. Powell (pg.415, Vol.1-B, "Old Northwest Texas : historical, statistical, biographical" Navarro County, 1846-1860; by Nancy Timmons Samuels and Barbara Roach Knox, ca 1980; from Lucille Mehrkam 5/1984; FHL book 976.4 H2on)
      Charles Duncan, 8 April 1839, received bounty warrant #9035 for 1280 acres for service from 12 Sept. 1836 to 12 Sept. 1837; 640 acres in Navarro Co. were patented to him 21 Oct. 1848 and 640 acres in McLennan Co. were patented to him on 25 Nov. 1847. ("Bounty and Donation Land Grants of Texas 1835-1888" by Thomas Lloyd Miller, 1967, for service between 1835 and 1846, from records of the TX General Land Office; from Lucille Mehrkam 1984). Charles Duncan's bounty warrant in Navarro Co. TX listed on pg.1139, "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 (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).
      Mary J. Duncan, 2 Sept. 1866, mar. Jesse J. Rasco (MAD: said to be dau. of James N. Duncan)
      James Duncan, 23 Nov. 1871, mar. Eliza Berry
      Nancy F. Duncan, 27 Dec. 1871, mar. W.R. Morris
      George Duncan, 16 March 1867, mar. Betty Duncan (Freedman's License)
 

"Reprint of biographies from The Lone Star State published by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1893 : containing biographies of early settlers of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas" by Stephenie H. Tally-Frost (from Evely Sigler 11/1984; FHL book 976.4 D3tf and film 874,022 item 1; originally available in "A Memorial and biographical history of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone, and Leon Counties, Texas ..." pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. 1893, in FHL book 976.42 H2m and film 982,474 item 8)
      Pg.110 contains a sketch of Eldridge W. Caldwell, Navarro Co. TX; b. Washington Co. AR in 1851. His sister, Indiana, also came to TX; she is wife of B.K. Duncan of Corsicana.
      Pg.293 contains a sketch of C.H. Hart, Dresden [Navarro Co.], TX; b. in SC in 1840; in Civil War; to TX 1869; m. (1) Emma Stokes, had one child, Irene. Emma died 1875; he m. (2) Mrs. Antoinette Turner, widow of James Turner, daughter of James Duncan. James Duncan was born in NC, to GA when young and died there, married in GA, was prominent man, was J.P.; in merchandising in early life, later engaged in farming.
 

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