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

Last revised August 27, 2014

SMITH CO. TX
Formed 1846 from Nacogdoches
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1850 Smith Co. TX Census (and from Lucille Mehrkam 1983 and Jean Walker 1984)
Taken 9/25/1850
Pg.49, #106, Robert R. RODDEY 30 NC
                  Minerva T. 22 MS
                  2 children born TX
Pg.49 (1787), #107, Wm. B. DUNCAN 50 VA farmer $1000
                  Girard (m) (sic) 12, Miranda 10 AR
                  Seicilia (f) 8, Julia 6 AR
                  (MAD: ? 1826-28 Jefferson Co. AL; 1832 Chicot Co. AR, 1860 Hopkins Co. TX census)
Pg.49, #108, Andrew J. FLEMING 45 TN
                  Elizabeth 38 TN & household
 

1860 Smith Co. TX Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

1870 Smith Co. TX Census (also from Sarah Beene 8/1984)
Canton Beat, pg.7
Pg.204, #43-43, DUNCAN, Joab 28 TN farm laborer $0-$285
                  Sarah 25 TN
Pg.204, #44-44, DUNCAN, Carley 26 TN farm laborer $0-$100
                  Mary 30 TN
                  William 4, Joseph 2 TN
Pg.204, #45-45, DUNCAN, Ervin 52 NC farmer $1825-$270
                  Salina 50 TN
                  Josiah 24, Leroy 21 TN, farm laborers
                  (MAD: 1860 Marshall Co. TN)
Canton Beat, pg.13
Pg.207, #85-85, DUNCAN, William 30 TN farm laborer $0-$250
                  Rebecca 28 TN
                  Arras (f) 4, Juda (f) 1 TN
Canton Beat, pg.22
Pg.211-212, #149-152, DUNCAN, Clabe (m) 35 TN BLACK farm l. $0-$127
                  Amanda 25 GA BLACK k.house
                  Lucey 12 TX BLACK
                  Stephen 10, Ida 8 TX BLACKS
Canton Beat
Pg.228, #360-362, DUNCAN, Curay (m) 25 TN (white) farm l. $0-$250
                  Mary 25 TN keep house
                  William 4, Joel 2 TN
                  (MAD: 1880 census, Smith Co. TX, pg.161C, indexed as Wm. K. 14 TN TN TN and Joe M. 12 TN TN TN grandsons living with E.R. Duncan 62 NC NC NC and wife Salina 62 TN GA VA)
Etna Beat, pg.6
Pg.253, #41-41, DUNCAN, Larkin 39 GA BLACK farmer $0-$0
                  Miley 22 AR MULATTO
                  Jeff 8 TX BLACK
                  Thomas 6 TX MULATTO
                  Eliza 3 TX BLACK
                  Charley 7/12 TX b.Nov. BLACK
                  JACKSON, Kit (m) 21 MS BLACK farm laborer
Tyler Beat No.1, P.O. Tyler
Pg.410, #296-298, THOMPSON, Angus 55 SC keeping hotel $0-$304
                  & family & others, including
                  DUNCAN, John 33 MO printer $0-$150
 

1900 CENSUS, JUSTICE PRECINCT 6, SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 7, E.D.# 110, PAGE# 314A, IMAGE 13 OF 31
108-111
JONES,
HALL, HEAD, W/M, JUN 1873, AGE 27, M'd 5 YRS., S.C./S.C./S.C., FARMER
ESTELLA, WIFE, W/F, APR 1876, AGE 24, 3 CHI. BORN, 3 LIVING, S.C./S.C./S.C.
THOMAS, SON, W/M, SEP 1896, AGE 3, TX./S.C./S.C.
MARGRET, DAUGHTER, W/F, DEC 1899, AGE 5/12, TX./S.C./S.C.
NAVISIE(?), SON, W/M, JAN 1900, AGE 4/12, TX./S.C./S.C.
DUNKIN, COPE, BOARDER, W/M, DEC 1873, AGE 26, SINGLE, S.C./S.C./S.C., FARMER
      (KDC: **could Marg. & Nav(?) be twins, born 12/31/1899 & 1/1/1900??)
      (KDC: 1880 Anderson Co. SC census)
 

1910 CENSUS, HOPEWELL PRECINCT 18, SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 86, PAGE# 104, IMAGE 21 OF 29
200-209
DUNCAN,
COKE M.,
HEAD, M/W, AGE 36, M1X, 6 YRS., S.C./S.C./S.C., FARMER
EDITH, WIFE, F/W, AGE 29, M1X, 2 CHI. BORN, 2 LIVING, GA./VA./GA.
SAVANAH, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 4, TX./S.C./GA.
ANNIE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 2, TX./S.C./GA.
 

1920 CENSUS, JUSTICE PRECINCT 6, SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 98, PAGE# 173B, IMAGE 28 OF 31
205?
265-266
DUNCAN,
COKE M.,
HEAD, OWNS, M/W, AGE 46, READS/WRITES, TX./U.S./U.S., FARMER
ANGIE, WIFE, F/W, AGE 34, READS/WRITES, TX./TN./TN.
GEORGIA, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 15, ATTENDS SCHOOL, TX./TX./TX.
PAULINE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 12, ATTENDS SCHOOL, TX./TX./TX.
HURCHEL, SON, M/W, AGE 2 2/12, TX./TX./TX.
NADINE, DAUGHTER, AGE 1 2/12, TX./TX./TX.
 

1930 CENSUS, JUSTICE PRECINCT 6, SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
NEBO SCHOOL COMMUNITY
E.D.# 212-38, S.D.# 12, PAGE# 218B-219, IMAGE 10 & 11 OF 29
113-113
DUNCAN,
COKE M.,
HEAD, OWNS, M/W, AGE 56, M'd AT 30, READS/WRITES, S.C./S.C./S.C., FARMER/GENERAL FARM
ANGIE J., WIFE, F/W, AGE 43, M'd AT 23, READS/WRITES, TX./TN./TN.
HERCHAL, SON, M/W, AGE 12, ATTENDS SCHOOL, TX./S.C./TX., FARM LABORER
NADINE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 10, ATTENDS SCHOOL, TX./S.C./TX.
THERMAN, SON, F/W, AGE 9, ATTENDS SCHOOL, TX./S.C./TX.
HAZEL, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 7, ATTENDS SCHOOL, TX./S.C./TX.
LILLA R., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 2 3/12, TX./S.C./TX.
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Smith Co. TX Marriage records (from Anita McMurtrie 6/2001)
      J.A. Dunkin to Miss Martha Armstrong, 20 Feby. 1865, marriage license in Smith Co. TX, for J.A. Dunkin and Miss M.A. Armstrong. Return 24 Feb. 1865, married on 23rd day of Feby 1865 by Joseph Valentee?? (Valester? Voleetes? Volutes?)
      11 Jany 1859, license in Smith Co. TX to J.J. Armstrong and Martha A. Daily; return 11 Jany 1859, marriage on 11 Jany. 1859 of J.J. Armstrong to M.A. Dailey by L?.W. Crow JP.
      (AM & MAD: see Ellis Co. TX pension)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Chicot Co. AR Deed (FHL film 977,963; SLC 7/22/2014)
      G-45: John R. Sanford of Coahoma Co. MS for myself and as attorney in fact for William B. Duncan now of state of Texas, for $300 paid by Chapman Johnson of Chicot Co. AR, sell to said Chapman Johnson the tract or parcel of land in Chicot Co. containing 150-97/100 acres, the NW frac. 1/4 of frac. Sec.25 Twp.15S Range 2W in District of Lands subject to sale at Helena, AR, for which tract of land a patent has issued to James Carp? and John Houston of St.Francis Co. who on 3 June 1836 assigned their interest to myself and William B. Duncan, and for myself and as attorney in fact for William B. Duncan agree with Chapman Johnson to warrant title. 3 Oct. 1849. /s/ John R. Sanford, William B. Duncan by John R. Sanford Atty in fact. Wit. A.G. Underwood, Jno. Preston Jr. Ack. 3 Oct. 1849 before A.G. Underwood, J.P., Phillips Co. AR. Filed for record Jan. 7, 1850, and recorded Jan. 17, 1850. (MAD: Hopkins Co. TX per Monroe Co. AR deed G-233 in 1858; 1850 Smith Co. TX census) (FHL Film 977,963)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

Index to TX Confederate Pension Records (from Lucille Mehrkam 10/1983)
      Application, Name, County, Book
      25184, Duncan, J.M., Smith, 3
      49784, Duncan, James S., Smith, 6
      26732, Duncan, Mrs. Nora A., Smith, 3

Confederate Pension Application of James Samuel Duncan, from holdings of TX State Archives (from Sarah Beene 2/1986; MAD's extract)
      #49784, James Samuel Duncan of Smith Co. TX, filed May 23, 1931, dead 2-1-40. Application 20 May 1931: Discharged April 1865, ending of war; resident of state since 27 Dec. 1888; age 84, reside Smith Co. 43 years; enlisted Anderson Co. SC Jan. or Feb. 1865 in Co. Org. by Capt. Tom Russell.
      Application of J.S. Duncan on 11 Jan. 1927, Smith Co. TX; discharged close of war 1865; age 79 years on 7 Feb. 1927, b. Anderson Co. SC, resided TX 38 years in Smith Co.; ... Own home valued at $1080, other property $480.
      Application for Mortuary Warrant, Smith Co. TX, by C.L. Duncan, son, for James S. Duncan who d. 28 Jan. 1940 in Lindale, Smith Co. TX.

Confederate Pension Application of J.M. Duncan, from holdings of TX State Archives (from Sarah Beene 2/1986; MAD's extract)
      #25184, J.M. Duncan of Smith Co. Co. TX, filed Dec. 3, 1913, in indigent circumstances. Application 29 Nov. 1913: Surrendered 16 May 1865 at Macon GA; aged 68 years, b. Hart Co. GA; resided TX since 1894; reside Smith Co. 19 years; janitor, bad physical condition; served in GA from Dec. 1862 to May 16, 1865, Co. M, 3rd Battalion GA, transferred to 2nd GA Mounted Cavalry about Aug. 1863. Affidavits of witnesses J.A. Mallory and W.P. Cannon regarding TX residence; affidavit of A.C. Braziel that J.M. Duncan served in Confederate Army, Braziel was in Co. A, 3rd GA Battalion and that J.M. Duncan was in Co. M of same Battalion.

Texas Confederate Pension File (FHL film 969,286)
      #43856, Mrs. Mollie L. Duncan, 11/21/38 decd, Rusk Co. TX, P.O. Henderson; filed June 28, 1928, approved same. Widow of A.M. Denton who died 12 July 1878, Smith Co. TX; I have remarried Sir Duncan; mar. March 3, 1870, Smith Co. TX, my husband A.M. Denton; age 72, born MS, lived TX 69 years, husband served TX 3 years, enlisted Feb. 10, 1862, discharged close of war, Co.G, 11th TX Inf.; /s/ 27 June 1928; witness J.H. Watson, W.A. Miller. Judgement, divorce, waiver restoring former name, May 28, 1928. Mrs. Mollie Tipps vs. George W. Tipps, marriage annulled, her former name Mollie Duncan restored. Judgement recorded Book 57, pg.294, 44th Judicial Dist. of Dallas, TX, 29 May 1928. A.M. Denton aka Alexander M. Denton.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1889 "Biographical souvenir of the state of Texas : containing biographical sketches of the representative public and many early settled families" by F. Battey (FHL book 976.4 D3bs and films 547,587 and 599,230 and 1,000,596 item 2; and from Lucille Mehrkam and Evelyn Sigler; sketches alphabetical, good index)
      Pg.268-71: Hon. John M. Duncan, prominent attorney of TX, born TN Feb. 7, 1851. His father, Franklin Duncan, born 1828 in TN, an ironmaker, in war with Mexico, and some years after its close moved from TN to MO for a year, then to TX with a capitalist named Browder with whom he established first iron smelting works in TX about 18 miles from Jefferson; later established several foundries throughout eastern TX, died Aug. 1887. His wife was Caroline McAnnelly, born Giles Co. TN in 1830. John M. Duncan is survivor of twins, the first children born to his parents, the other, a brother, dying in infancy. He was reared a brick mason, then studied law, when he began reading under Judge C. Stallcup in 1872 ... In 1877 Mr. Duncan was elected county attorney of Gregg Co., then elected State Senator from district comprised of Gregg, Upshur, Smith & Camp counties; in 1884 to Tyler, and elected judge of Smith Co. In 1876 Mr. Duncan married Miss Allie B., a dau. of Edwin R. Davis. (MAD: William Franklin (W.F.) Duncan mar. N.C. McAnally 12/27/1849 Lawrence Co. TN)
 

OTHER RECORDS

Some early Duncans in Smith Co. TX:
      Meredith T. Duncan, 1837-1840, immigrated to TX between 10/1/1837 and 1/1/1840, had 3rd class grant for land in Smith Co. TX (listed on pg.1342, "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) (MAD: see Walker and Liberty Cos. TX)
      William 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 from Ruth Robertson 1983)
      Elizabeth Duncan, 26 April 1901, applied in TX for a Mexican War Pension WC-13894 as widow of William B. Duncan, SC-3375 of TX, he served in Co.D 2nd TX Mounted Vols. as a Private. ("Index to Mexican War Pension Files" by Virgil D. White; FHL book 973 M22mw) (MAD: 1850 Smith Co. TX census, 1860 Hopkins Co. TX census)
 

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