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
"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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