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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised April 22, 2011

ACCOMACK CO. VA
Formed 1634 from Northampton
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Accomack Co. VA Census
Pg.43b Caleb Dunkin        30010        - 01010
       Frank Dunkin        00000        - 00000
   44  Jesse Duncan        20201        - 11001
       James Duncan        00001        - 00011

1820 Accomack Co. VA Census
Pg. 8  Cabel Duncan        020001       - 10010
   22  Jessee Duncan       002210       - 00010
       William Duncan      300110       - 00100
           (one name)
       Meshack Duncan      001100       - 01100
   25  James Dunken        100010       - 00111

1830 Accomack Co. VA Census (alphabetic)
Pg.330  Duncan, Meshak       1000,11      - 2000,1
        Duncan, James R.     0000,2       - 0100,1
        Duncan, Jesse        0000,01      - 0100,0001
        Duncan, Capt. Wm.    1021,001     - 1100,11
        Duncan, Frances      Free colored
   331  Duncan, William      2211,01      - 0010,01
        Duncan, Caleb        0100,1001    - 1000,001
        Duncan, Sarah        Free colored

1840 Accomack Co. VA Census (alphabetic)
Pg. 11  James K. Duncan      0000,21      - 0120,11
        Meshack Duncan       0110,001     - 1210,01
    12  Jessee Duncan        0000,101     - 0
St.George Parish
    51  William H. Core      1101,2101    - 1000,2
    54  John Duncan          1010,1       - 0001
      (MAD: William H. Core mar. Mary Duncan ca 1834,
      dau. of Caleb Sr. & sister of James K. per
      Northampton Co. VA will 38-122 8/1/1840 prob. 1843;
      had ch. Wm. Thomas Core, Margaret Agnes Core, John
      Thomas Core; see Wm. T. Core 1850 Accomack Co. VA
      b. 1820, no John T. Core 1850 VA)

1850 Accomack Co. VA Census
Pg.1, #4, William C. WHITE 60 VA farmer $6400
                  Henry T. 18, James W. 15 VA
                  Sally A. 13, Elizabeth E. 11 VA
                  Hetty DUNCAN 51 VA
                  Ellen BASH 13 VA BLACK
Pg.16, #248, Robert CHESSER 45 VA farmer $0
                  Elizabeth 44 VA
                  Arana S. (f) 16, Arinthia T. (f) 14 VA
                  Marcellus W. (m) 12, Oliver J. 10 VA
                  Lambert H. (m) 8, Sewel F. (m) 6 VA
                  Robert W. 4, Elizabeth J. 1 VA
                  (MAD: Elizabeth Duncan, dau. of Jesse, m. 1832 Robert Chessire)
Pg.23, #358, William T. DUNCAN 24 VA farmer
                  Mary 22 VA
                  James W. 6/12 VA
Pg.28, #450, Thomas W. SCOTT 29 VA farmer $0
                  Mary 25 VA
                  Elizabeth 5, Henry F. 2 VA
                  Henry SELBY 35 VA BLACK laborer
                  (MAD: see Deed 34-224, 1845)
Pg.33, #535, James T. WORK 26 VA farmer $350
                  Rachel A. 26 VA
                  Virginia W. 5, James T. 2 VA
                  Margaret N. 3/12 VA
                  Jesse DUNCAN 17 VA laborer
                  Ann WATSON 11 VA BLACK
Pg.39, #628, William T. CORE 30 VA physician $500
                  Mary C. 25 VA
                  Emma L. 6, Mary 3 VA
Pg.47, #764, George BURTON 47 VA farmer
                  Ann G. 44 VA
                  Mary K. 14, Darius L. 11 VA
                  Rio F. (f) 7, Georgianna T. 4 VA
                  4 black laborers
                  Pamelia DUNCAN (f) 44 VA
                  Almira GODWIN 18 VA
Pg.68, #1110, Meshack DUNCAN 50 VA farmer
                  Critty (f) 40 VA
                  Emeline 18, Delilah 17 VA
                  John 16, Jane 8 VA
                  Rachel 4 VA
                  William 22 VA idiotic

1850 Northampton Co. VA Census
Pg.290, #281, John H. DUNCAN 37 Accomack VA farmer
                  Elizabeth 33 Accomack VA
                  Charles 2 Northampton VA
                  Samuel SAVAGE 29 Accomack VA "none"
                  Elizabeth NORRIS 26 Northampton VA BLACK insane

1860 Accomack Co. VA Census
Accomack Parish
Pg.12, #91-89, John B. DUNCAN 25 VA farming 0-$500
                  Othelia 22 VA
                  Roberta A. (f) 2, Rebecca J. 9/12 VA
                  Lucrecia 55 VA
Pg.12, #92-90, Meshack DUNCAN 68 VA (blank) 0-$300
                  Eliza J. 19, Rachael M. 15 VA
Pg.15, #112-110, Robt. CHESSER 54 VA farmer 0-$500
                  Elizabeth 53 VA
                  Serena 26, Arinthia (f) 22 VA
                  Oliver 21, Lambert (m) 17 VA
                  Senell (Sendl?) (m) 15 VA
                  Robert W. 12, Jane E. 10 VA
                  Kittie DUNCAN 60 VA
                  Alexander LING (LENG?) 63 VA farmer $4000-$6000
                  Rosa 62 VA
                  Sarah 30, James 22 VA
                  Mary A. TAYLOR 13 VA
Pg.107, #862-861, William T. DUNCAN 34 VA farming 0-$450
                  Mary 32 VA
                  James 10, Thomas A. 9 VA
                  Mary Jane 7, Oceanna (f) 5 VA
                  Araanna (f) 5, Lloyd W. 3 VA
Pg.120, #962-960, Jno. T. DUNTON 27 VA farmer $4000-$500
                  Margaret S. 26 VA & ch. 4-1/12
                  Ambrose T. MATHEWS 12 VA
                  Henry DUNCAN 30 VA BLACK farm hand
                  Harriet EVANS 30 VA BLACK
Pg.147, #475-470, Jno. H. MELONE 40 VA mast. carpenter $1800-0
                  Mary E. 37 VA
                  Elizt. J. (f) 11 VA
                  Edmd. (Edwd?) J. TAYLOR 20 VA
                  Wm. MATHEWS 18 VA
                  Ann DUNCAN 13 VA BLACK
St.George Parish
Pg.309, #1097-1212, William T. DUNCAN 27 Northampton Co. VA dentist $0-$13000
                  Evaline C.J. 24 Accom. VA
                  Imagene (f) 6 Northampton VA
                  Cardelin (f) 4 Accomack VA
Pg.328, #1227-1358, Jno. H. DUNCAN 46 Accomack VA farmer $2000-$500
                  Elizabeth 44 Accomack VA
                  Charles A. 12, Elizabeth 9 Accomack VA
                  James T. 6, John W. 5, Northampton VA
 

1870 Accomack Co. VA Census
Atlantic Twp.
Pg.10, #151-151, DUNKIN, William 43 VA (white) farmer $0-$500
                  Mary 42 VA keeping house
                  James A?. 20 VA farm laborer
                  Thomas 19 VA farm laborer
                  Mary 18 VA serve for family
                  Ocianner? (f) 16 VA at home
                  Frances (f) 10 VA hire work?
                  Sarah 9, Martha 7, William 6 VA
Pg.47-48, #694-691, DUNKIN, John 27 VA (white) farmer $0-$200
                  Mary 26 VA keeping house
                  Liberty? (f) 12 VA house work
                  Jane 11 VA house work
                  Meshack (m) 8, Samuel 3 VA
                  John 6/12 VA b.Mar.
                  DUNCAN, Meshac (m) 77 VA (white) at home
                  Critty (f) 63 VA at home
                  TAYLOR, Thorogood (m) 12 VA (white) farm laborer
Saint George's Parish (all born Accomac Co. VA or Acco. Co. VA)
Pg.159, #104-117, DUNCAN, Wm. T?. 42 Acco. VA (white) dealist? $0-$500
                  Eviline C. (f) 36 Acco. VA keeping house
                  Imogen S. (f) 16, Cordelia M. (f) 14 Acco. VA
                  Wm. James 10, Margt. N. 7 Acco. VA
                  Sarah E. 5, Baby (m) 4/12 b.Feby. Acco. VA
Pg.161, #135-148, CHURN?, John 28 Acco. VA (white) farmer $0-$800
                  DUNCAN, Mary 22 Acco. VA BLACK Domst. Servant
Pg.173, #296-318, DOUGHTY, John B. 29 Acco. Co. VA (white) farming $0-$500
                  Rebecca A. 23 Acco. Co. VA keeping house
                  Mary S. 5, Lylian (f) 3 Acco. Co. VA
                  KILLAEN?, Frank 32 Acco. Co. VA (white) wheel right
                  DUNCAN, Plato (m) 24 Acco. Co. VA BLACK farm laborer
                  WEST, Fanney 20 Acco. Co. VA BLACK doms. Servant
                  Henry 3 Acco. Co. VA BLACK
Pg.217, #894-928, WARD, John L. 45 Acco. Co. VA (white) farming $3500-$500
                  Susan 57 Acco. Co. VA keeping house
                  John C. 15, Mary J. 9 Acco. Co. VA
                  DUNCAN, Elizabeth 53 Acco. Co. VA (white) (blank)
                  DUNCAN, E.S. (f) 19 Acco. Co. VA (white)
 

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Accomack Co. VA Marriage Records
            Marriage Records 1805-1850 (FHL film 30,107 item 1)
      Jesse Duncan Jr. to Peggy Bloxom widow, 2/26/1816 by Levin Dix (pg.17)
      Jesse Duncan Sr. to Elizabeth Jenkins, 8/20/1817 by Levin Dix (pg.19)
      Sally Duncan to Henry Northam, 4/8/1818 by John Cole Jr. (pg.21)
      James Duncan to Permelia A. Mason, 12/26/1821 by John Cole (pg.28)
      James Duncan (wdr) to Ann Burton widow of Wm. Burton, 9/29/1823 by David Watts (pg.32)
      Meshack Duncan to Critty Northam, 3/12/1825 by John Cole Jr. (pg.35)
      William Duncan (wdr) to Elizabeth Duncan (wid.), 1/3/1828 by David Watts (pg.42)
      Caleb Duncan "(of C.)" to Miss Charlotta C. Davis?, 9/25?/1837 by David Watts (pg.57)
      Miss Jane T. Duncan (of Wm.) to Mr. Edward Matthews, 11/14/1839 by David Watts (pg.62)
      Jno. Duncan to Miss Elizabeth Bamdie?, 9/13/1843 by Shadrack T. Ames (pg.72)
      (MAD: one Noah G. Duncan is said to have married Louisa H. Milligan, widow of John, on 11/4/1840, bondsmen James K. Duncan and James H. Fletcher; see 1850 Philadelphia Co. PA, born 1818 MD)
            Marriage Records 1850-1853 (FHL film 30,107 item 2)
      William Duncan to Eveline Kellam, 24 March 1853 by J. Amble Wood (pg.45)
 

Accomack Co. VA Bond Book (images and text from Moody K. Miles to Galen Duncan who shared with me 4/21/2011)
   Pg.116: Know all Men by these Presents, That we, John H. Duncan & John J. Ayres are held and firmly bound unto Littleton W. Tazewell Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment, well and truly to be made, ... by these presents. Sealed with our Seals, and dated this 12th day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.
      The condition of this obligation is such, That whereas there is a Marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound James Duncan and Elizabeth Garrison (ward of sd Jno. J. Ayres), Now THEREFORE, If there be no lawful cause to obstruct said Marriage, then the above Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
      Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, in the presence of (blank)
   Pg.115: (crossed out: I acknowledge that I this day made oath before Jas. J. Ailworth Dp for Thos. R. Joynes Clk in the Clerk's Office that the within named (crossed out: James) John H. Duncan is upwards of twenty one years of age, this 12th November 1834. Sworn to & subscribed before us)
      I acknowledge that I this day made oath before Thomas R. Joynes Clk in his office that the first child of James K. Duncan by his first wife Alatanta Delastatious is now upwards of 21 years of age - this 12th day of November 1834. Sworn & subscribed before us, Jas. J. Ailworth.
      I acknowledge that I this day made oath before Thos. R. Joynes Clk in his office that I have always understood and believe that the within named Jno. H. Duncan is the only child of the father James K. Duncan by his first wife Alatanta Delastatious. This 12th day of November 1834. Raymond Riley, John J. Ayres. Sworn to & subscribed in presence of Jas. J. Ailworth.
 

ESTATE RECORDS

General index to wills 1663-1922 (FHL film 29,993)
   1663-1800 - not checked
   1800-1922:
      Duncan, James; Book 1812/14, pg.331, 1813
      Duncan, Caleb; Book 1828/46, pg.258, 1833
      Duncan, Caleb; Book 1828/46, pg.301, 1839
      Duncan, James K.; Book 1846/82, pg.2, 1840
      Duncan, Edmund C.; Book 1846/82, pg.58, 1848

Accomack Co. VA Wills and Administrations
            Wills &c 1777-1780 (FHL film 30,027)
      Pg.514: Will of Nathaniel (X) Bird Sr., of Accomack Co., 5 Dec. 1778; to my son Jacob Bird a certain parcel or tract of land that the widdow Harmon now lives on and Joseph Tunnell's wife which suth? ready lease lands of by a line of marked trees, beg. at a line that parts Levin Gail? and William Kelley and adjoins Williams line to Richard Kellys line then to Isaiah Johnson and along the said of Isaiah Johnson's line to a small marked line & from that small line and by a line of marked trees that I marked to Levin Gails line and along Levin Gail's line to the first boundery the same by estimation to be 60 acres more or less, and my riding sadle. To my brother Solomon Bird all that parcell of land that he now has in possession lying on the west side of a small ditch that the said Solomon cut to him and his heirs for ever. To my daughter Sarah Bird during her single life 1/3 part of the land that I now live upon and 1/3 of my old apple orchard and the house that I now live in provided she do not make any waste of the timber only for the use of the land and she is not to lease nor sell the same to no body but her brother Nathaniel Bird only to make crops or have crops made for her own use. I give my daughter Sarah Bird one bed and furniture bedstead mattres, called hers and one cow and yearling, one linen? wheel and one chest called hers. To my daughter Rachell Johnson one bed and furniture and one cow and calf. To my granddaughter Elizabeth Bird dau. of Nathaniel Bird one cow and calf. To my daughter Charity Rigin one large table that was called her mothers. To my son Nathaniel Bird the remainder of my land that I have not given away and one horse, bridle and sadle called his own. The remainder equally divided between my daughter Sarah Bird and Rachiel Johnson and my granddau. Charity Regin. Appoint my son Nathaniel Bird exec. Wit. Henry Fletcher, Joseph Smith, Charles Broadwater, Oliver (X) Bell, Nathan (X) Bird. At court Feb. 29, 1780, will proved by oaths of Oliver Bell and Charles Broadwater, witnesses; and Nathaniel Bird heirs at law to the testation being present and having nothing to object on the motion of the said Nathaniel taking oath and giving William Andrews and James Duncan for his security who entered into bond for that purpose, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate.
            Wills &c 1794-1796 (FHL film 30,030)
      Pg.259-60: Will of John Dix of Accomack Co., 4 Dec. 1793; to my negro girl Sarah her freedom when she arrives at age of 21. Lend my wife all my estate real and personal except my wearing apparel and a colt so long as she continues to be my widow, and she is likewise to school my son James without any caf?ience to him; and after death or marriage my land is to go to my son James M. Dix and the remainder of my estate to be equally divided between my said son and my daughter Mary Poulson. To my son James Milby Dix all my wearing apparel and a colt which is to be raised out of estate. To my daughter Mary Poulson (if my son James should die under lawful age without heirs lawfully begoten of his body) my whole estate real and personal. Appoint my wife executrix and Jno. Poulson and Jno. Teackle, Mercts., executors. Wit. Parker Barnes, Betsey Copis. At court Dec. 29, 1795, the will proved on oaths of Parker Barnes and Betsey Copes witnesses, and on motion of Anne Dix taking oath and giving John Burton & Charles Stockly security, certificate granted her to obtain probate. (MAD: widow Nancy (Anne) mar. James Duncan in 1799.)
            Wills &c 1798-1800 (FHL film 30,031)
      Pg.336: Will of William Conquest Sr. of Accomack Co. VA, weak in body, 6 April 1799; To my grandson James Conquest the plantation where he lives containing 125 acres adj. Walliss? and? during his natural life provided James should have a lawfull heir, then I give the land to the heir, otherwise I give the land to my grandson Nathaniel Conquest and his heirs forever. I lend to the said James Conquest 50 acres adj. Daniel and Brodas? line? ... and if he has no heirs, I give the land to (bottom line too dark) Conquest. To Nathaniel Conquest the residue of my swamp track lying next? the said James? land & Isaac Warners land. Lend to my son Rchd? Conquest the residue of my lands for his life, then to my grandson William Conquest. Give my daughters Tabitha and Sarah Conquest homes where they now live during their single lifes. To my son Richard Conquest one negro man Stephen, negro Thomas, Nanny? and James. Give to Tabitha Conquest negro man George and negro woman Rebeckah, one feather bed & furniture etc. Give to my daughter Sarah Conquest one negro man Emanuel, one woman Esther, one bed & furniture etc. To my granddaughter Leah Conquest one negro boy Thomas. To Comfort Conquest one negro girl Mary?. To Mary Duncan one negro girl Betty. To Joseph Conquest one negro boy Levin. To Nathaniel Conquest one negro boy Joseph. To James Duncan one negro girl Grace. To Keziah Conquest one negro girl Sina. To my grandson William Conquest one negro man Isaac, one Nimrod, and all my carpenter tools & saws of every kind. I lend my still som? and hand mill to my son Richard Conquest for life and then to William Conquest. To my son Richard all my horses, cattle, etc., out of which I give my daughter Tabitha and Sarah Conquest a support. I give my son Richard all hoes, axes, plows, etc., to remain on the plantation for the use of the same. I give Sarah Midcalf daughter of Keziah Matthews decd £10 current money; also I give Sarah Litteston? dau. of Jemimah Bloxom £10 current money. I give to Keziah Bloxom dau. of Jemimah Bloxom £10 current money. Give Tabitha Conquest and Sarah Conquest one ... trunk cash in it which is to be divided equally between them both. I give Keziah Conquest a home on the plantation where she now lives during her single life. Polly Hollen granddau. of Nathaniel Conquest £3 current money. The residue equally divided between my son Richard Conquest, Tabitha Conquest and Sarah Conquest. Appoint Richard Conquest and William Conquest my sole execs. Wit. James Staton, John Staton. Court Dec. 30, 1799, will proved on oaths of James Staton and John Staton, William Conquest taking oath and giving Parker Barnes and Jonathan Mears (Means?) for security. (MAD: James Duncan and Mary Duncan may be grandchildren of William Conquest Sr.)
            Wills &c 1800-1804 (FHL film 30,032)
      Pgs.709-12: Will of Nathaniel (X) Bird of Accomac Co. VA, weak and low of body, 2 Nov. 1803; to wife Naomi Bird the use of my whole estate real and personal for her single life in lieu of her dower. At my wife Naomy's death or marriage I give to my son Parker Bird a parcel of land bounded, binding on John Bird's land and the land Selby? Bird bought called? Jabez?, ... to John Birds land (? acreage not given). I lend my son Parker Bird and his heirs the use of all the tract that my young apple orchard ... for two years to take it up at his own disposal. At my wife Naomi's death or marriage I give to my son Daniel Bird a parcel of ground beg. at middle ?vitch binding on Parker Birds land, Nath? Bird Jr. heirs, Isaac Johnson Sr. heirs, lands of Parker Bird, to include the aforesaid parcel of land. At my wife Naomy's death or marriage all my ? casks and picel? tubs equally divided between my two sons Parker Bird and Daniel Bird. At my wife's death or marriage, to my daughter Racheal Bird one cow and calf, one feather bed & furniture, ... and also a free privilege of living in and occupying one of my rooms during her single life. At my wife Naomi's death or marriage I give to my daughter Naomi Bird one cow and calf, one feather bed & furniture, ... (same). At my wife's death or marriage I give to my grandson Colly Bird a parcel of land ... adj. Nathl. Bird Jr.. At my wife's death or marriage I give to my grandson Custis Bird parcel of land adj. Parker Bird's land at the middle ditch ... adj. land called Gabs. My son Parker Bird or his heirs at the time he gets possession of this land shall pay to my son "Johnhannes" Bird or his heirs the sum of $50 lawful money of VA. My son Daniel Bird (same) pay my son Johanis Bird or his heirs $50. Residue equally divided at my wife's death or marriage, between my daughters Elizabeth Trader?, Rebecca Bloxum, Rachael Bird, and Naomy Bird. Appoint my son Parker Bird and Johannis Bird sole execs. Wit. Nathin Watson, Thomas Kilby, Levin? (X) Bloxom, Ezekiel Harman. Court Dec. 26, 1803, will of Nathaniel Bird proven by oaths of Nathan Watson, Levin? Bloxom, Thomas Kelby and Ezekail Harmon; Parker Bird and Johannis Bird, executors, bond by John Riley and Samuel Johnson.
            Wills &c 1812-1814 (FHL film 30,036)
      Pg.331: 6 Feb. 1813, James Duncan of Accomack Co. VA, weak in body; to grandson Edmund Duncan son of Jesse, 110 acres land in SE of my land, he pay my dau. Lean Sanford if she living when he comes into possession, 40 lbs; otherwise exonerated from payment. Also tools and furniture. Remainder of land, except 10 acres in McKeels marsh, to my dau. Sally Fisher during life as though she held in fee simple. To grandson James Duncan Fisher after death of my dau. Sally Fisher these lands. If he die under age and without legal issue, then lands to my grandson James Duncan of Eli. To my granddau. Harriet Majors Mason negro girl Charity; to my granddau. Pamela Andrews Mason, negro girl Love. To my two granddaus. above Harriet M. Mason and Pamela A. Mason one note of hand executed by their father Bennet Mason for 11 lbs 15 shillings. To dau. Sally Fisher her choice of 2 of my negroes; to dau. Leah Sanford one note of hand; remainder equally divided between daus. Leah Sanford, Sally Fisher and grandch. James Duncan (of Eli) and Sarah Godwin; 1/3 to Leah and 1/3 to Sally and 1/6 each to James Duncan and Sarah Godwin. Exec. my son Jesse Duncan, Leah Sanford, Sally Fisher, and grandson Edmund Duncan. Wit. Louthy Northam, Johannas Bird, Thomas Kelley. Proved 29 Nov. 1813. Security Walter Defulls?, William Nock, Kendall Silverthorn and Samuel Johnson.
            Wills &c 1814-1816 (FHL film 30,037)
      Pg.141: Will of Azariah Bloxsom of Accomack Co., being (edge of page missing) in body; 19 July 1815; give to wife Margaret Bloxsom $100 in lieu of her rite in my negros; I lend to my dau. Sarah Bloxom 1/2 my land for her life and then to her heir, and if no heir, to the next of my kin. I lend to my daughter Betsy Bloxom the other half of my land for life and then her heir or if no heir to the next of my kin. I give my negro Jos. after my death his freedom with paying $1. I give my negro Man Daniel his freedom with his living until he is 30 years of age and paying $1. I give to my negro Samuel his freedom with his serving until he is 30 years old with paying $1. I give my negro Hawny her freedom at my death with Daniel and Samuel to maintain her. The rest of my estate to my two daughters Sarah and Betsy Blosxom to be equally divided; appoint Jacob Kelly my sole exec. Wit. Bennet Mason, James (X) Davice, Henry (X) Marchell?. Court 28 March 1816? (tape on center binding), will proved by Bennet Mason (B.S.), James Davis & Henry Marshall, on motion of Jacob Kelly the exec., security John Burton and John A. Bundick, bond of $5000. (MAD: widow Peggy mar. Jesse Duncan 1816)
            Wills &c 1828-1846 (FHL film 30,045)
      Pg.258: 2 Feb. 1833, Caleb Duncan of Accomack Co. VA; unwell; wife Elizabeth my gray mare and riding rig; son Caleb Duncan all lands except two cuts at the east end what I lend to my son William Duncan during his life and then to go to my son Caleb Duncan. To son Caleb negro man Seaven and woman Fancey; he pay to Thomas Duncan $400 in 8 years, $50 per year. To wife Elizabeth, negro Sarah. To dau. Mary Duncan, negro woman Mariah and child Sarah Ann, bed & furniture. To son Thomas Duncan walnut chest. To son William Duncan bed & furniture. Exec. to furnish son William with provisions for this year. Exec. son Caleb and Peter Hargis. Wit. Michl. Robins, Jas. C. Jenkins, John Custes Jr. Proved 25 Sept. 1837. Caleb refused to qualify as exec; Peter Harges appointed on bond of Walter Brodwater and Caleb Duncan Jr., sec. Michael Robins and Spencer Drummond. (MAD: see William Duncan in Northampton Co. VA)
      Pg.301: 4 April 1839, Caleb Duncan of Co. and Parish of Accomack; to my wife Charlotte during life or widowhood; should my child Elizabeth Duncan die before her mother, my wife to have all property. Exec. wife Charlotte C. Duncan and my friend James K. Duncan. Wit. Asa Mathews, Catharine Duncan, James S. Corbin?. Proved 29 April 1839; wife refused to qualify; appoint James K. Duncan exec, sec. Thomas H. Parson? and Spencer? Drummond.
            Wills &c 1846-1882 (FHL film 30,046; typed)
      Pg.2: 7 July 1840, James K. Duncan of Accomac Co. VA, weak in body; to my sister Hetty Duncan $100; to my wife Permelia during life, negro woman Lovey, then she freed; to my brother Meshack balance of property in his bill of sale after paying my estate the amount of his bonds. Wife Permelia 1/2 property; wife Permelia the other half during life, then to heirs of my brothers William and Meshack Duncan and the heirs of my sister Elizabeth Chesshur. Appoint James H. Fletcher exec. Wit. Thos. Fletcher, Wm. H. Drummond, J.S. Corbin. Proved 16 Jan. 1846; Fletcher appointed executor with securities James H. White and James Northam.
      Pg.58: Edmond C. Duncan nuncupative will, who resided at house of James P. Selby; after paying brother William Duncan the $24 which belonged to said William, balance equally divided between brothers William Duncan and John Duncan. Friend James P. Selby exec. Made about 10 o'clock on Saturday, 26 Aug. 1848, died following Sunday at 2 o'clock am. 31 Aug. 1848, Outen Tull, Thos. E. Marshall. Presented for probate 25 Sept. 1848. Issue summons against the children of Edward Matthews, to appear on 1st Nov. Court to contest same if they please. Noah Duncan, Charlotte Duncan and James Duncan a part of the next of kin of said Edmund C. Duncan are not citizens of this commonwealth, they to appear 1st Nov. court to contest will if they choose. Copy to be published in one of papers of City of Norfolk. Court held 25 Dec. 1848. Selby appointed exec., securities William C. Slocomb and Jno. Henderson.
 

LAND RECORDS

Go to the Accomack Co. VA Deed Indexes

Go to the Accomack Co. VA Deed Extracts

 

COURT RECORDS

Accomack Co. VA Orphans Accounts
      1741-1780 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 30,108)
      1787-1801 - no Duncan indexed
      1801-1805 - no Duncan indexed
      1805-1811 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 30,109 item 1)
      1811-1819 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 30,121 item 1)
      1819-1826 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 30,109 item 2)
      1826-1836 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 30,121 item 2)
      1836-1849 - no Duncan indexed (FHL film 30,122)

Accomack Co. VA General Index to Wills (FHL film 29,993; indexed under Northampton Co.)
      No Wheelor (see Northampton Co. VA)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Worcester Co. MD Deeds (FHL film 14,544)
      Y-452: 14 Jan. 1807, Caleb Duncan of Accomac Co. VA to Thomas Duncan of Worcester Co. MD, for $50, 11 acres more or less, part of "Haphazard" beg. at east end of the second line of a tract called "White Oak Swamp Enlarged," to a line of "Hollands Adventure;" Wit. Nixon Davis, John Davis.
      Y-594: 4 April 1807, Caleb Duncan of VA to Elizabeth Purnell of MD, that Thomas Dunkin Senr. decd. by will 13 April 1790 devised to his wife Mary a tract called "Holly Grove"; that Mary wife of said Thomas by her will of 13 Oct. 1794 devised to her son Caleb Dunkin, party to this indenture, the said tract called "Holly Grove" and that Caleb executed a bond dated 28 Feb. 1798 to convey "Holly Grove" to John Stewart which was assigned by said John to Henry White who assigned to Ananias Bradford who assigned to Elizabeth Purnell; now Caleb Dunkin for £5.5 current money of MD conveys to Elizabeth Purnell the tract called "Holly Grove" in Worcester Co. in the neighbourhood of Liberty Town, 14-1/2 acres more or less; wit. John Davis, Nixon Davis.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1885 "KY, a History of the State" 1st? Edition (Volume), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt, and from Evelyn Sigler 9/1982)
      Pg.223-4, Marshall Co. ELIJAH C. DYCUS, MD, now among the pioneers of Marshall Co., is a son of John and Nancy (Isaacs) Dycus; both parents natives of KY, both born in 1797. They removed to Edmonson Co. to the Purchase in 1830, and that year settled near the village of Briensburg, Marshall Co. John Dycus was a farmer and civil officer, and died when about 47 years old. His widow survived him many years, and died in 1877. Dr. E.C. Dycus is the 3rd child of a family of 11 born to these parents. He was born in 1820 in Hart Co. KY, and was age 10 when the father came to Marshall Co., then Calloway. ... Dr. Dycus began his practice in 1846 ... Dr. Dycus was married in New Providence [Montgomery Co.], TN, in 1849, to Miss Atlanta G. Duncan, dau. of James W. and Ann Duncan, of (MAD: Accomack Co.) VA. They have a family of seven children: Francesca J., John W., Ella C., Ann Eliza, Emmett C., Emma G. and Mary A. Dycus. ...

1884 "History of Monroe and Shelby Cos. MO" by National Hist. Co. (FHL book 977.832 H2h)
      Pg.906-7, Shelby Co., Black Creek Twp: LEVIN DUNCAN (Farmer, Post-office, Shelbyville). At the age of 18 Mr. Duncan started out for himself, ... However, in the meantime, in 1836, he came to Shelby county, and entered land within a short distance from where he now resides. .... Mr. Duncan himself is a native of Maryland, born in Worcester Co. [MD], July 31, 1814, and was a son of Milby and Sarah (White) Duncan. His father was a farmer by occupation and the son remained on the farm until he was 18 years of age, when he started out for himself, as stated above.
 

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