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DUNCAN Family

Virginia, Talladega County, Alabama

 

 

James (Jim) DUNCAN (b. ca. 1817 - d. 1900-07)

 According to family tradition, James  DUNCAN had two families on adjoining plantations and my great-grandfather Albert MORRIS was his son by Julia A. MORRIS. This is partially supported by Albert MORRIS's death certificate where his father's name is recorded as Jim MORRIS and his mother as Julia.  James DUNCAN was born ca. 1817 in South Carolina. According to his 1880 census entry his father was born in France. He was a 'mulatto'.

I have identified the slaveowner as Marcus M. DUNCAN

 

 

1866 Talladega, Alabama

On page 84 of the 1866 Colored Census for Talladega County, I found the following family: 

Head of Household:

Jas. Duncan

MALES

Under 10 =

1

Richard born ca. 1859?

10 - 20 =

1

Unknown

40 - 50 =

1

James born ca. 1817?

FEMALES

Under 10 =

3

Unknown

Regina born ca. 1858?
Eliza born ca. 1857?

20 - 30 =

1 Frances, born ca. 1837?

TOTAL in household =

7

 

1870 Federal Census, Talladega, Ala

I have not been able to locate Jim/James DUNCAN in the 1870 Alabama Census. Either the family was away, or more likely was simply missed by the census enumerator.

 

1880 Federal Census, Talladega, Ala

 

In 1880 he was living with his wife Francis (b. 1837 in Georgia). and their children

Loc

Name

 

Rel

Col.

Mar

Age

PB

FB

MB

ed. 134, s. 14, beat 5

James

Francis

Richard

Regina

Eliza

Robert

Flora

Dedman

Amelia

Rolla June

Hannah

DUNCAN

hd

w

s

d

d

s

d

s

d

d

d

mu

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

 

63

43

21

19

18

12

8

7

6

4

2

SC

GA

AL

AL

AL

AL

AL

AL

AL

AL

AL

France

UNK

SC

SC

SC

SC

SC

SC

SC

SC

SC

SC

SC

GA

GA

GA

GA

GA

GA

GA

GA

GA

James' son, Albert MORRIS was an established farmer living not far away in Beat 6.

 

1900 Federal Census, Talladega, Ala

 By 1900 James was living with his son Dedman and grandson Richard in Wewoka. Francis was apparently deceased. I have not been able to locate James DUNCAN in the Alabama Death Index (starts 1908) and conclude he probably died between 1900 - 1908.

 

Some Descendants of James DUNCAN

1. James DUNCAN (b. ca. 1817, SC - d. 1900-08, Ala)
+Julia MORRIS (b.1832, GA - d. aft. 1880)

2. Albert MORRIS (b. ca. 1849, AL - d. 1915(?), Ala)

2nd marriage of James DUNCAN
Francis UNKNOWN (b. ca. 1837, GA - d. 1880-1900, Ala)

2. Richard DUNCAN (b. 1853 - dec.)
m. Mary Jane Farris (b. 1854 - dec.) m. November 11, 1881

3. Marnisted DUNCAN (b. 1883 - dec.)

3. Oscar Whitfield DUNCAN (b. January 9, 1894, Rendalia, AL - d. December, 1971, Washington, D.C.?)

3. Elizabeth DUNCAN (b. 1896 - dec)
m. Frank PERKINS, jr., (b.? - dec.) m. December 17, 1924

4. Alma PERKINS

3. Robert Davey DUNCAN (b. September 1, 1900 - dec)

3. Laura DUNCAN (b. 1905 - dec)
m. Robert HOLTZCLAW (b. ? - dec)

4. Oscar HOLTZCLAW

3. Joseph DUNCAN (b. 1908 - dec)

2. Regina DUNCAN (b. 1861 - dec.)

2. Elizabeth DUNCAN (b. 1862 - dec)

2. Robert DUNCAN (b. 1868 - dec)
m. Mary Susan TENNELL, (b. ? - dec) m. November 11, 1899

3. Emma DUNCAN (b. 1902 - dec)

3. Dolly L. DUNCAN (b. 1903 - dec)

3. Mary J. DUNCAN (b. 1905 - dec)

3. Ada DUNCAN (b. 1907 - dec)

3. Charlie S. DUNCAN (b. 1909 - dec)

2. Flora DUNCAN (b. 1872 - dec)

2. Dedman DUNCAN* (b. 1873 - dec)
+ Carrie LAWLER, (b. ? - dec) m. October 23, 1895

3. Richard DUNCAN (b. 1897 - dec)

2nd wife of Dedman DUNCAN:
+Patsy LAWLER (b. ? - dec) m. November 21, 1903

3rd wife of Dedman DUNCAN:
+Lerra POPE (b. ? - dec) m. May 22, 1905

2. Amelia DUNCAN (b. 1874 - dec)
+ Monroe MORRISS (b. ? - dec) m. March 9, 1901

2. Rolla June DUNCAN (b. 1876 - dec)

2. Hannah DUNCAN (b. 1878 - dec)

  

* in the 1920 Census there are two children, Eltes DUNCAN b. 1906, and Deadman DUNCAN, b. 1912, enumerated with their uncle Samuel CHAPMAN in Alpine. I suspect a relationship to my Dedman, but can't prove it.

 

 

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updated 27 August 2001