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

Last revised January 9, 2007

ROBERTSON CO. TX
Formed 1837 from Milam
Brazos formed 1841 from Washington, Robertson
Dallas formed 1846 from Nacogdoches, Robertson
Leon, Limestone, Navarro formed 1846 from Robertson
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Robertson Co. TX Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1983)
3rd Precinct
Pg.233, #62-62, Mahala DUNCAH (f) 49 SC (blank) $19,858
                  Newton C. 24 TN farmer $0
                  (MAD: "Duncah" as written)

1860 Robertson Co. TX Census
Wheelock P.O.
Pg.166, #18-18, Mahala DUNCAN 59 SC farmer $1250-$3540
                  Newton 34 TN stockraiser $2000-$3311
Pg.181, #476-476, Jesse NUNFORD 48 GA farmer $83500-$20660
                  Elzira (f) 25 TN
                  Georgia (f) 2 TX
                  Sarah DOOLEY 6 TX
                  Margret DUNCAN 59 VA
                  (MAD: ? Margaret the widow of John, 1850 Limestone Co. TX census)

1870 Robertson Co. TX Census
Precinct 1, P.O. Calvert
Pg.169, #84-99, DUNKIN, W. (m) 24 TN BLACK F.laborer $0-$0
                  DREDFORD, Jono. (m) 25 TN BLACK F.laborer
                  WALTON, Idar? (m) 17 AL BLACK F.laborer
Pg.172, #126-158, DUNKIN, Emma 25 NC Housekeeper
                  Ellen 3 TX
                  Wyly (m) 6/12 TX b.Jany.
                  HARMAN (HORMAN), Julius (m) 29 PRUSIA (blank), parents of foreign birth
Precinct 5, P.O. Bremond
Pg.209, #623-713, DUNKIN, Thos. 40 GA BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Jemia (f) 18 GA BLACK
                  Willie (m) 2/12 GA b.April BLACK
                  LaFayette (m) 24 GA BLACK farm laborer
                  Harry 18 GA BLACK farm laborer
                  SHELBY, Mariata (f) 35 GA BLACK farm laborer
                  Ben 14 GA BLACK farm laborer
                  Millie (f) 8 TX BLACK
                  Minty (f) 6 TX BLACK
                  HUZZY, Ely (m) 30 TX BLACK farm laborer
                  Marthy (f) 28 TX BLACK
                  Sam 5, Tom 3 TX BLACKS
                  TUCKER, Stephen 45? VA BLACK farm laborer
                  (MAD: 2nd digit blotted, perhaps a "5")
Precinct 3, P.O. Wheelock pg.183
Pg.256, #1264-1447, DUNKIN, Mahaly (f) 69 SC (blank) $0-$0
                  Newton C. 42 TN farming $5000-$2000? (blotted)
                  GARRETT, Malissy 21 TX keeps house
Pg.256, #1264-1448, ARMSTRONG, Isac 24 AL BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  CAVIT?, George I?. 8 TX BLACK "Do"
                  (MAD: CAVIN?, George 18?)
Precinct 3, P.O. Wheelock pg.248
Pg.288, #1264-1447, DINKING, Mahala 69 TX ("Do") (blank occu.) $0-$0
                  Newton C. 42 SC farming $5000-$1000
                  GARRETT, Malisy 21 TX keeps house
Pg.288, #1264-1448, ARMSTRONG, Isac? 24 AL BLACK farm laborer
                  CAVIT, George 8 AL BLACK farm laborer

1900 Robertson Co. TX Census (from Bill Howze 8/1990)
Calvert Twp.
      J.M. Duncan head of house 52 single
            Minerva Duncan sister 61 single
            Emma Hayes sister 54 widow
            Sadie Hayes niece 19 single
            Martha Pipkin sister 68 widow
            (MAD: 1910 McCulloch Co. TX census)
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Robertson Co. TX:
      John Duncan, bef. 10 Oct. 1837, arrived TX; had 2rd class Conditional Certificate for 1280 acres in Robertson Co. dated 3 April 1839, married. ("1840 Citizens of TX; Land Grants" Vol.1, by Gifford White; FHL book 976.4 R2wge and fiche 6,100,364; from Lucille Mehrkam 1984)
      John Duncan, 1840, on tax list, 1 white pole (pg.159, perhaps "1840 Citizens of TX; Tax Rolls" Vol.2, by Gifford White, FHL book 976.4 R2wge and fiche 6,100,365; from Lucille Mehrkam 1984)
      Thomas Duncan, 1844-1846, on tax rolls; 1844 age 21-45 ("Austin Gen. Society Quarterly" Vol.XXV#2, June 1984; from Jean Walker 6/1984). Thos. Duncan on 1845 tax roll ("TX Footprints" Vol.20#1; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984). Thomas Duncan on 1846 tax list ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974; FHL book 976.4 R4m, from Lucille Mehrkam 1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      Charles Duncan, 1844-1845, on tax rolls; 1844 age 21-45 ("Austin Gen. Society Quarterly" Vol.XXV#2, June 1984; from Jean Walker 6/1984). Chas. Duncan on 1845 tax roll ("TX Footprints" Vol.20#1; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984)
      Green Duncan, 1844-1845, on tax rolls; 1844 age 21-45 ("Austin Gen. Society Quarterly" Vol.XXV#2, June 1984; from Jean Walker 6/1984). Green Duncan on 1845 tax roll ("TX Footprints" Vol.20#1; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984)
      John Duncan, 1844, on tax rolls; 1844 age 21-45 ("Austin Gen. Society Quarterly" Vol.XXV#2, June 1984; from Jean Walker 6/1984). John Duncan on 1845 tax roll ("TX Footprints" Vol.20#1; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984)
      Mahala Duncan, 1845-1846, on tax rolls; 1845 tax roll ("TX Footprints" Vol.20#1; from Lucille Mehrkam 2/1984). 1846 tax list ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974; FHL book 976.4 R4m, from Lucille Mehrkam 1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      G.B. Duncan, 1846, on tax list ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974; FHL book 976.4 R4m, from Lucille Mehrkam 1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      George H. Duncan, 1846, on tax list ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974; FHL book 976.4 R4m, from Lucille Mehrkam 1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      Smith Duncan, 1846, on tax list ("Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846" by Marion Day Mullins, 1974; FHL book 976.4 R4m, from Lucille Mehrkam 1984 and Ruth Robertson 1983)
      Margaret Duncan, 21 Aug. 1845, mar. Isaac Hicks
      Thomas Duncan, 18 Dec. 1845, mar. Mary Ann Griffin
      Green B. Duncan, 26 Sept. 1849, mar. Rebecca Ann Curry
      Louise Duncan, Oct. 1849, died; age 22, female, born TN, sick 8 days, died from New Monia ("1850 Mortality Schedule of TX" by Frances Woods; from Lucille Mehrkam 3/1984; FHL book 976.4 X2wf)
      Nancy Duncan, 15 March 1851, mar. Andrew Richards
      Jas. A. Duncan, 22 Oct. 1857, mar. Denia Fisher
      Emma Duncan, 25 April 1871, mar. A.A. Hayes (MAD: see Marshall Co. MS)
      Mary E. Duncan, 23 Sept. 1874, mar. Wm. Y. House
      N.C. Duncan, 18 Dec. 1874, and T.H. Eaton of Robertson Co. TX affirmed service of and said they saw Charles Duncan during 1836 while Charles Duncan was in Capt. Thos. H. Baron's Company for a year, for which he received bounty warrant #9035 for 1280 acres, in his application for pension, of Tulare Co. CA, approved by TX 18 Dec. 1874, age 56; from TX Pension Application file in Box 304-52. (pg.106, "Republic of TX Pension Application Abstracts" by John C. Barron (Chairman, Abstracting Committee, Austin Gen. Society), Nan Polk Brady, Emma Gene Seale Gentry, Barbara Langham Goudreau, Iris Higgins Zimmerman; FHL fiche 6,101,694 and book 976.4 M2bj)
      Green B. Duncan, 18 Feb. 1875, age 53, of Limestone Co. TX, had TX Pension Application approved; Oct. 1836 was in Thos. H. Barron's Company A, btn. of rangers. Received a bounty warrant for 320 acres. N.C. Duncan, Robertson Co., a brother of applicant, affirmed service. R.M. Matthews, Navarro Co., served with applicant under Barron. G.B. Erath, Travis Co., also served in the same company as applicant for about 12 months. Pension Application File in box 304-52. (pg.106, "Republic of TX Pension Application Abstracts" by John C. Barron (Chairman, Abstracting Committee, Austin Gen. Society), Nan Polk Brady, Emma Gene Seale Gentry, Barbara Langham Goudreau, Iris Higgins Zimmerman; FHL book 976.4 M2bj and fiche 6,101,694)
      F.P. Duncan, 20 Feb. 1875, mar. (Mr.) T.J. Alford
      N.C. Duncan, bef. 1881, gave statement in TX Pension Application in Robertson Co. TX of Mary P. Wheelock, widow of Eleazar Lewis Ripley Wheelock who died 26 April 1847 Edwardsville, IL, mar. Mary P. Pickett 1797-1881 in 1819 at St.Clair Co. IL who served in the Black Hawk War and served in the TX Army at San Jacinto; N.C. Duncan had known the widow 40 to 42 years. (pg.323, "War of 1812, Veterans of TX" by Mary Fay Smith; Houston, TX, library book 976.4F282; from Lucille Mehrkam 4/1984)
      N.C. Duncan, 12 Nov. 1916, died; N.C. Duncan 12/26/1826 - 11/12/1916, Olivia J. Duncan, wife of N.C., 11/22/1843 - 7/9/1918, bur. Wheelock Cemetery ("Cemeteries in Robertson Co. TX" by Verna Corn Floyd and Vernelle Corn, 1980, from Lucille Mehrkam 6/1984; FHL book 976.4239 V3f)
      Newton C. Duncan, 21 Nov. 1916, died in Wheelock, TX; widow Olivia J. Duncan applied on 31 Jan. 1917, WC-16213 and SC-19513, both TX, for pension for his service, alias M. Killian, in Wyman's Co. 1st TX Mtd. Vols. as a Private 1846-47 in the Mexican War. ("Index to Mexican War Pension Files" by Virgil D. White; FHL book 973 M22mw) (MAD: unknown whether date should be Nov. 12 or Nov. 21)
 

"A History of Robertson Co. TX" by J.W. Baker, 1970 (from Lucille Mehrkam 6/1984; FHL book 976.4239 H2b)
      This book contains references to Duncans on pgs.48, 49, 190, and 246-248. It also refers briefly to "Reminiscences of Early Days in TX" by N.C. Duncan, who mentioned "my mother Mrs. Mahala Duncan with five sons," as part of a company of emigrants from TN in 1835. (MAD: from Madison Co. TN, Robert Duncan died 1828; William S. Duncan in 1850 Limestone Co. TX)

"TX Records, Brazos River Valley, 1821-1860" Vol.I, by LaVillita Chapter, TX Soc. DAR, 1950/52 (from Jean Walker 8/17/1984)
      Pg.48: Early History of Wheelock (from "Indian Wars & Pioneers of TX" by John Henry Brown and newspaper article by Howard R. Smith ca 1925) Robertson Co. "N.C. Duncan settled at old Hickory Grove, and David Crockett stopped at his place several times -- being well acquainted. He died some years ago but was known as one of the old Trail Blazers."

"TX Records, Brazos River Valley, 1787-1952" Vol.II, LaVillia Chap. DAR, 1954 (from Jean Walker 8/1984)
      Pg.53 of this book contains an inscription from Old Shiloh Bapt. Church Cemetery, east of Wheelock, TX (site of old church), for Mahala O'Barr, wife of Robt. Duncan, born in Pendleton Dist, SC, Dec. 26, 1801, Died June 2, 1874.

"Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in TX" by Malcolm D. McLean, 1974 (Memphis Public Library book 976.4 M163p, from Evelyn Sigler 9/1984; FHL book 976.4 H2m)
      Vol.7, pgs.488-490, contain references to May 30, 1913, 4-page printed folder entitled: "Reminiscences of the Early Days in Texas as Related by Mr. N.C. Duncan of Wheelock, Texas, a Veteran of the Mexican War, and the oldest survivor of Texas Pioneers" (Franklin, Texas: Texas Power Print, no date), in Folder No. 32, "Printed," Benjamin Cromwell Franklin Papers, The University of Texas Archives, Austin.
      Vol.10, pgs.397-399, contain an article on the Retaliation of the Caddos 1835-6 and Other Reminiscences, by Newton C. Duncan of Wheelock, sources listed were "Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Reunion of the Old Settlers' Association of Bell Co. Held at Belton, TX, November 5, 1904, and Papers Read at the Reunion" (no place: no publisher, no date), pp. (33)-34. Newton C. Duncan, a son of Mahala Duncan, a widow, was 11 years old when she was sworn as a Robertson colonist on February 26, 1836.
      Vol.10, pgs.429-430, contain another brief mention of the Newton C. Duncan family in February, 1836.
 

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