No original source records have been located to confirm birth or marriage records. It appears that some erroneous information may have been published, and perhaps republished/reported, making the “actual facts” obscure. There is a great deal of conflicting information surrounding the Duncan Families in North Carolina – Many Source-to-Source discrepancies; co-mingling of records, Lack of records; conflicting family stories; number of Duncan’s with the same names, inter-marriages, etc.
Family Location Virginia to Caswell Co North Carolina to Henderson Kentucky
Birth Estimate 1675-1700
Marriage Estimate 1695-1720 -- Elizabeth (Unknown)
Death Estimate 1743-1745 Albemarle Parish VA (Will) dated 1744, recorded 17 July 1744 or 1745; Albemarle Parish date of death 9 April 1745, certified by Nathl. Duncan)
It is likely that David Duncan was "transported" to Virginia in 1718 by William Hunt.
Will Named wife Elizabeth and children
Nathaniel, David, John, Peter, Daniel and Jennett
(births about 1695-1745 in Surry-Sussex VA
"Wills and Administrations of Surry Co. VA, 1671-1750" by Davis (FHC book 975.562 S2d; SLC 8/24/82) Will Recorded 17 July 1744 - DUNCAN, David; Leg. - Wife, Elizabeth Duncan, household good, horses, etc. To son, Nathaniel, all my slaves. Son, David Duncan, one negro. Son, John, two negroes, bed, etc. Son, Peter, 2 negroes, son, Daniel, 2 negroes, son Nathaniel, the land and plantation where I live, household good, etc. Daughter, Jennett. Dated (no month or day) 1744; proved 17 July, 1744. Wit. Hugh Ivey, John Hays. (pg.55)
Albemarle Parish Records, 1739-1777, Parts of the two counties of Surry and Sussex, VA, births and deaths" by Ricks (975.55 V2r; SLC 9/18/81)
17 July, 1744 Surry Co VA (Will Proved) "Surry Co. VA Wills, Estate Accounts & Inventories 1730-1800" by Hart (FHC book 975.5562 P2h, SLC 2/19/93, pg.36-7) and "Wills and Administrations of Surry Co. VA, 1671-1750" by Davis (FHC book 975.562 S2d, SLC 8/24/82, pg.55
([Presumed to be Father by Boddie]
"Surry Co. VA Wills, Estate Accounts & Inventories 1730-1800" by Hart, FHC book 975.5562, has proved date as 17 July 1745; (see Albemarle Parish Record died 9 April 1745.)
↑ Arrival 1718 New Hampshire. Source: #S1659242265 Place: New Hampshire; Year: 1718; Page Number: 326
↑ "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Vol. I (16231666); Vol. II (16661695); Vol. III; by Nugent (index & extracts from Evelyn Sigler 7/30/1981 & from Charles Gordon 7/1/1983; SLC & Placerville 8/31/1982 & later)
↑ Patent Book 10: William Hunt, 1120 acres (N.L.), Surry Co; on SW side of Nottoway River, by Hunting Quarter Swamp, adj. Major William Hunt, 12 Nov. 1718, p.406.4 Lbs., 5 Shill., & Imp. of 6 pers: David Dunkins, ...(Vol III:209)
↑ 5.05.1 Albemarle Parish Transcripts shows children; gender and relationships - confirmed by (David's) Will Recorded 17 July 1744
Boddie, J. B. Births, Deaths and Sponsor - 1717-1778 - from the Albermarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties of Virginia. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1958. p 37.
↑ Caswell Co. NC Tax List 1777 by Kendall, St.Lawrence Dist.: Agnes Duncan; Daniel Duncan; Miles Duncan; 1781 tax list shows Daniel Duncan; Miles Duncan; Jesse Duncan; Agniss Duncan (taxed 172.4 on cash and 1862 (money) on property)
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with David by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with David: