William Duncan, born: unk, died: 1836, Marshall Co, TN, believed to be buried in the walled enclosure
On the old Duncan Farm, Lewisburg, TN
There has been a child added to the family of William Duncan. See below- scroll down to the "NEW"
Wife: 1st Isabella , 2nd Patsy West married about 1779
#73 John Dunkin, #78 Robert Dunkin, #79 Peter Dunkin, #80 George Dunkin, #86 Mathew
Dunkin. "North Carolina Gen. Society Journal", Chatham County Court Mi nutes May 1774 to May 1778, Vol IV #3 Aug 1778, p.203. #53 court Feb. 12, 1778, between pages 1290 & 1310, Ordered that John Harrison, William Dunkin and Drewry Andrews be appointed patrolers in Dist 5. (Chatham Co Deed Index. Book A p. 354, May 4, 1773 Robert Dunkin of Chatham Co. NC, planter, to Isham Gunter, 30 ac land where I now live, cow, calf, witness ed by George Dunkin, proved by William Johnson.) Chahtam Co NC Deed Book C, p. 153, Oct 23, 1782, State of NC land grant #603, 640 ac. on the head waters of the north prong of Indian Creek, waters of Deep River (no n eighbors listed, William paid 50 shillings). Chatham Co NC Deed Book C p. 224, October 23, 1782, State of NC land grant #593, 100 ac, on John Poe' s line to a Haw tree on his own line. (William paid 50 shillings). "William Duncan of Scotland, Chatham Co. NC, Maury & Marshall Co TN and His Eleven Known Children" by Harris, the survey of land grants #603 & 593 was found in an old book in the Chatham County Courthouse, Pittsboro, NC, but noted as from the county of Randolph. The chain carriers were John Poe and John Smith and dated September 17, 1779. Chatham Co Deed Book D, p, 600, Feb 17, 1780, land grant #788, 300 ac on his own line, John Montgomery, DS, John Smith and James Duncan, CC (no neighbors listed), surveyed May 7, 1784. "William Duncan of Scotland 85.", by Harris, 200 ac surveyed Oct 25, 1794, grant #1237, on Story's line and Jefferson's line, by William Finley, John Story and Josiah Glass were CC. Also a survey for William Duncan for 500 ac, file #018 entered Feb 14, 1780, begaining on George West's line, on the north side of Indian Creek and running along Wyrick's (looks like Myrick to me) line and to Jeremiaih Barnesses' corner and along his own line, John Rutherford, DS, Ezekiel Hilyard and and Willia m Cappe, CC. Chatham Co NC Deed Book E, p. 193, Feb 12, 1791, William sold 300 acres (or 348 ac, tax list of Chatham Co, by Johnson, James Clark, 348 ac on Bear Creek adj. to William Dunkin) to James Clark and Jethro Vincent (Micahah Duncan and Nancy name a child Vincent), witness were William Dowdy and John Montgomery. This was the 300 acres from the land grant #788. Chatham County Deed Book V p. 110, May 1818, William sold his 640 acres form grant #603 (to Andrew's corner) and 57 acres (along John Poe's line) to Samuel S. Jackson on November 1, 1817, witnessed by William Perry and John Glass. Chatham Co Deed Book Y, p. 204, April 1, 1821, William had moved to Maury Co TN when he sold the last 50 acres on Indian Creek (along William Lawhon's line) to Samuel Jackson, recorded in Maury Co TN, July 23, 1821, witnessed by Joseph Duncan and Robert Duncan. 1790 Chatham Co NC census lists William Duncan, Sr, 3 males over 16, 6 males under 16, 3 females. William's will is in Marshall Co Will Book A, pg 20 &; 22 naming sons: Joab, Joseph, and Robert W.
William Howard, born 1793, married 6-1-1816 Chatham Co, to Nelly (Maury Co census) In 1860 William H. sold his interest in the estate of Josiah Duncan as being 1/5 of 1/10, by 1856 one of his siblings had died.
Hanna, born 1795, married Causley
Isabella, born 1797, married 1. 10-19-1819 Alexander Robertson, 2. Farlor T McElroy after 2-21-1862
Nancy, born 1799, married 1-1-1820 Miller Early
Sarah W., born 1805, in 1822 a law suit was filed by Sarah Duncan and others against William Davidson of North Carolina over land title disputes.
Garner P., born 1807
James, born 1798
Joel S., born 1800, 5 children are mentioned in Duncan estate settlements but only 4 are named, Joel is believed to be the 5th.
John William Jr., born June 5, 1805, married Mary (Polly) (unk), born May 1, 1807 in 1828, died in August 9, 1866 in DeSoto Co MS.
Margaret, born Sept 16, 1807, died in Maury(Marshall) Co TN, Feb 4, 1824
Mary (Polly), born May 13, 1809, died in Maruy(Marshall) Co TN, October 12, 1839
James, born November 20, 1811, married Rebecca Tucker on 9-24-1836, died May 10, 1860, is buried in Old Shilo Cemetery, Lewisburg, Marshall Co, TN.
Josiah, born December 15, 1813, died May 13, 1825
Winney A Martha, born October 10, 1817, married John Green, born Feb 23, 1820, on August 11, 1840, died August 27, 1886
Margaret, born 1804, married Reuben Tillman, 1824, was in Maury Co by 1830
Terrell C., born 1806, married Lydia Smith, 1-1-1828, Maury Co Deed Book C, pg 289, Terrell sold his 1/10 share in Soloman, naming this father, Micajah, to his brother, Vincent, January 20, 1840.
Elizabeth, born 1807
James, born 1810
Orin, born 1813
Celia Isabella, born 1815
(Possibly others, these children may have went to Green Co MO in the
William, born 1801, married 8-25-1927 to Polly Powell, was in Hardin Co TN in 1840
Sarah Caroline (Sally), born 1804, married about 1822 to Henry Emerson, was in Macoupin Co IL by 1840
Mary Elizabeth (Polly), born 1806, married 10-4-1825 to Parrish W. Story, was in Morgan Co IL by 1830
Isabella, born 1808, married 9-15-1828 to Anderson Pigg, went to Fulton Co IL
Lawrence, born about 1810
Nancy, born about 1812, married about 1831 to Ben F. Story, went to Morgan Co IL
Joab, born about 1815
Ramson B, born 1820, Maury Co TN, married Mary C (unk) about 1839, in Macoupin Co IL through 1880.
NOTE: This is a new child added to the family. Submitted by :
Carol Duncan Monroe AMACarolM@aol.com
NEW -An additional child for the WILLIAM DUNCAN FAMILY genealogical record.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Duncan b. 1784 in Chatham Co. NC. d. 1872. Marshall Co. TN. married William Emerson about 1802. William was the son of James Emerson Sr., a member of the Regulators of Chatham County history.
The Children of Elizabeth and William Emerson:
1. Nancy Jane** - b. 04 Jun 1804, Chatham Co. NC. d. 30 Aug 1856 TN. Married Horatio M. Phillips** b. 11 Dec 1801. d. 19 Oct 1871. They are buried in the Duncan Cemetery, Marshall Co. TN. There were several children in this family.
2. Archibald - b. 1806, Chatham Co. NC. d. 1881* or 1882, TN. Married #1 Unk. #2 Martha "Patsy" ___. #3 Rebecca Riner, 1864, Marshall Co. TN. Archibald had children but none by Rebecca, who he divorced in 1869.
3. William Duncan - b.1810 Chatham Co. NC. d. aft. 1880. Married Cynthia___. There were six known children.
4. Matthew West - b. 1812, Chatham Co. NC. d. 188_, in probably Yalobusha Co. MS. Married Margaret Phillips[sister of Horatio M. Phillips] 1833, Maury Co. TN. There were several children in this family.
5. James Curney - b. 06 Aug 1813,*Chatham Co. NC. d. 03 Feb 1886,* Marshall Co. TN. Married Martha Duncan 31 Aug 1849,* Marshall Co. TN. Martha was his first cousin once removed. There were six children of this family.
6. John A. - b. 1815, Maury Co. TN. d. 1892, Marshall Co. TN. Married Susan L. Hilliard 06 Oct 1847,* Marshall Co. TN. There were eight known children of this family
7. Joseph H. - b. 1817, Maury Co. TN. d. 26 Mar 1862,*in a Union prison camp of the Civil War. Married #1 Mary L. Dearen 12 Jan 1849, or 15 Oct 1842,* Marshall Co. TN. #2, Jane C. Rogers 12 Jan 1849,* Marshall Co. TN. [See note regarding dates] Joseph left seven children.
8. Elizabeth W. - b. 1822, Maury Co. TN. d. 1869,* Yalobusha Co. MS. Married Sampson Key 18 Jul 1841,* Marshall Co. TN. There were four children of this family.
** Dates for Nancy and Horatio Phillips from TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
OF MARSHALL COUNTY, TENNESS VOL I, compiled by Ralph D. Whitesell,
1968. and Sisler's marriage book referenced below.
* Dates from OUR FATHER'S FAMILY, K.C. and Marvin C. Emerson, 1979. and correspondence of other members of Emerson, Emmerson, Emberson families.
Other information is from WILLIAM DUNCAN, OF SCOTLAND, CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, MAURY AND MARSHALL COUNTIES, IN TENNESSEE, AND HIS ELEVEN KNOWN CHILDREN, Compiled records of Joe and Olive Harris. Collection finished 1975.
There seems to be a problem with the marriages and dates for Joseph
H. Emerson. The Harrises record only the marriage of Jane C. Rogers
giving only the year 1849. EARLY MIDDLE TENNESSEE MARRIAGES
VOL I GROOMS, Sisler, records both marriages giving date for the
Dearen marriage of 17 Jul 1841. BANNER BLUE SOFTWARE, 1995 edition
records both marriages with two dates for the Dearen Marriage; 17 Jul 1841,
and 13 Oct 1842. The Emersons recorded both marriages with the Dearen marriage
of 15 Oct 1842.
[Notice the 1841 date is only one day before that of his sister, Elizabeth.]
All four sources agree the Rogers marriage was 1849, with three giving an exact day of 12 Jan.
Joab Duncan (son of William Dunncan),born 1791 married Holland Coggins, Chatham Co NC.
Levi Cochran's account book had an entry of Joab Duncan, February 20, 1834, making one coffin, $3.00. Marshall Co TN Deed Book D, pg 344, August 20, 1841, Brinkley W. sold a slave girl, Silvoy, to pay off a judgment. Joseph Duncan was the highest bidder. Deed Book E, pg 59, March 30, 1842, Erwin R., Holland C.and Irena Elizabeth Martha Carr Powell transfer their interest in Silvoy to Joseph. Joab and Hollen's children were:
Erwin Robert, born 1818, married 1839 to Salena Arnold, moved to Texas, 1860
Brinkley West, born 1820
Mary (Polly) Duncan (daughter of William Duncan), born about 1793, married 1810 to Abraham Tally.
Allen, born 1812, married 1839 to Nancy (unk)
J William, born 1813, Maury Co TN, married 1837 to Elizabeth Brent
Elizabeth, born 1814, Maury Co TN, married 1831 to Martin Davis
Stephen S, born 1821 Maury Co TN, married 1844 to Mary M Record
Sarah E, born 1823 Maury Co TN, married 1840 to James D Grant
Mary Paralee, born 1825, Maury Co TN, married 1844 to Marcus L Clay
Louisa B, born 1831, Maury Co TN, married 1849 to John R Hill
Robert West Duncan (son of William Duncan), born 1796, never married, died in Maury Co TN 3-14-1834. Maruy Co Court Minutes, Book A, Probate Deeds, 1833-1835, pg 147-149, March 14, 1835,
To Joab Duncan, Lot #1, to John Duncan, Lot #2, to Sally Holt (Hart) Lot #3, to Nancy McManus, Lot #4, to Heirs of Polly Tally, formally Polly Duncan, Lot #5, to James Duncan, Lot #6, to Joshiah Duncan, Lot #7, to Joseph Duncan, Lot #8, to Micajah Duncan Lot #9, to Betsey Emberson, Lot #10. In the estate were: "Slaves: One Negro woman and children, names as follows; Loma, the mother, Mary, Soloman, George, Meridith, Ila, Sylvia, and Sally. (William Duncan Sr. Administrators returns book A, pg 172,173, on November 25, 1834, Meridy(male), age 7 went to Abraham Tally. Mary, age 11, went to William Emmerson, George, age 7, went to Josiah Duncan. Silvey(female), age 2, went to Joab Duncan. Solomon, age 13, went to Micajah Duncan. Joseph Duncan purchased Tannia (female), age 40, Soldone(male), age 4 1/2, and Sally age 3 weeks. William had sold 8 slaves in 1833) Among the purchasers of the estate sale was G W Record, William Emmerson, William Rhea, Joshua Coggins, Joseph Tilmon, Thomas Ross, John Tilmon, James Weaver, Henry Bray, Jonah Fifer, Berry Tally, Joel Hart, William McClure, Henry Thompson, Joshua Lockorn, Matthew Emmerson, Eli Elliott, Nathan London, Allen Bray, Jones Collins, Isaac Ketchum, Samuel Tilmon, Simon Elliott.
Marshall Co TN Chancery Court Minute Book B, pg 639, Feburary Term of 1859
W H Duncan et al v. H M Phillips, wife et al
This cause came before the Chancellor when it appeared that defendants Brantley W. Duncan, Wm A W Phillips and Josiah D P Phillips are in fact minor without a regular guardian and have been regularily served with pro cess in this cause. It is therefor ordered, adjudged and decreed that J C Davis be appointed guardian ad litem and solicitor to answer and defend this suit for them in their room and stead. It also appears that ? Cochran, ? Cochran and ? Cochran, non resident infants for whom publications has regularily been made and Wiley Tally also a non resident infant, has regularily been made, and it is in like manner ordered, adjudged and decreed that said Davis be appointed guardian and litem for them to answer and defend the suit in their room and stead. It also appears that adult defendants Garner P Duncan, Hanna Causley, Isabella Robinson, Terril C Duncan, J Duncan, Oran Duncan, Celia I Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan, R Tillman and wife Margaret Tillman, Brinkley Duncan, Nancy McManus, Andrew Cockran, Wm P Cockran, Stephen Cochran, A Cochran, Wiley Tally, James D Grant and wife Sarah C. Grant, Marcus L Clay and wife Paralee Clay, Josiah D Emerson, Charles Polk and wife Mary Polk, Mary Webster, Anna Brafford, James Hart, Sarah Hart, Isabella Hart, Rebecca Hart, William Gilbert and wife Elizabeth Gilbert, children and representatives of Nancy Early, whose names are now unknown, all are non residents and publication has duly and regularily been made for them and that they have failed to plead, answer or demur to the Bill of Complaint, so the same is taken for confessed as to them. (W H Duncan was William Howard Duncan born in Chatham Co NC in 1793, H M Phillips was Horatio M Phillips born in Chatham Co NC in 1801)