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Nathaniel Duncan (1765 - 1833)

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Nathaniel Duncan
Born in Albermarle Parish, Sussex County, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Pickens County, South Carolina, USAmap
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Nathaniel was born on 5 October 1765 in the Albermarle Parish of Sussex County, Virginia, the son of Nathaniel Duncan and his wife, Agnes.[1] He married Keziah Kilby, the daughter of Adam Kilby, and they had at least one child, Nathaniel, while living in Georgia.[2]

Nathaniel moved to Pickens District, South Carolina by 1 April 1801 when he purchased 100 acres of land lying on the Georges Creek waters, tributary to the Saluda River. He paid $100 to John Duncan of Washington County, Virginia for the land. The deed states that Nathaniel was living on the land at the time of the purchase.[3] On 4 October 1811, Nathaniel sold the land on Georges Creek to Needham Freeman at the same price that he had paid a decade earlier.[4] Then on 25 March 1823, Needham Freeman sold the piece of land back to Nathaniel; again the price was $100.[5] Two days later, Nathaniel transfers the property to Daniel Duncan for an unrecorded price.[6] Both Daniel and Nathaniel Duncan are enumerated on the same page of the 1820 US Census,[7] and they both are categorized as being over 45 years of age. Therefore, it is likely that Nathaniel was the older brother of Daniel, who was born on 30 April 1768.[1]

In the 1830 US Census,[8] Nathaniel is listed as head of household between the ages of 60 and 70 years. There also is another male between 10 and 15 years old in his home, as well as three females, two between 15 and 20 years of age and one between 50 and 60 years of age. The latter probably was his wife, Keziah, who outlived him.

He died in Pickens County in 1833, and he was lauded in the Pendleton Messenger as "a zealous member of the Methodist Church".[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Boddie, J. B. Births, Deaths and Sponsors - 1717-1778 - from the Albermarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties of Virginia. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1958. p. 37.
  2. Duncan Association Newsletter, October 1997, Vol. 5, No. 4. [[1]]
  3. Pickens County Deed Book G, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA; p. 56.
  4. Pickens County Deed Book P, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA; p. 455.
  5. Pickens County Deed Book Q, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA; p. 113.
  6. Pickens County Deed Book Q, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA; p. 381.
  7. "US Census, 1820", database online. Pendleton District, USA; pg. 381; August 7, 1820; National Archives Microfilm M-10, Roll M33_120. [[2]]
  8. "US Census, 1830", database online. Pickens District, South Carolina, USA; pg. 293, line 3; National Archives Microfilm M-10. [[3]]
  9. Holcomb, Brent. Marriage & Death Notices from Pendleton (S.C.) Messenger -- 1807-1851. Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1977. p. 40.

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