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Duncan McPhatter (abt. 1778 - 1868)

Duncan McPhatter aka McFatter
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Robeson, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 30 Jun 2018
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Living next door to an Elizabeth McPhatter in 1840, perhaps a widowed sister-in-law?

Living next door to Archibald McPhatter in the 1820 census.

Appears to have had no children, as none ever appear living with him in the censuses.


  • Land grant for 50 acres east of Drowning Creek, Robeson county, Sep. 18, 1795.
  • Robeson co., NC court minutes, 1808: The sheriff returned the Venire Facias when the following gentlemen were selected to serve as Grand Jurors during this term to Wit: ... Duncan McPhattair...
  • "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 June 2018), Duncan Mcphatter, Robeson, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 293, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 84; FHL microfilm 162,800. Note: 1 male 26-45, 1 female 26-45.
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2017), Duncan Mflatter, Robeson, North Carolina, United States; citing 247, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 124; FHL microfilm 18,090.
  • Fayetteville Observer, August 11, 1836: Duncan McPhatter signed a petition regarding containing an outbreak of smallpox at the home of Angus Love in Robeson county.
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 August 2017), Duncan Mcphatter, Robeson, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 196, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 370; FHL microfilm 18,097. Note: 1 male 60-70, 1 female 40-50.
  • 1842: A trespassing charge against John Gilchrist and Matthew and Archibald McKay filed by the elders and trustees of the Centre Church is begun in Robeson County. This case was moved to Richmond County in 1843. Plaintiffs were, John McLean, Daniel McKinnon, Daniel Wilkinson, Duncan McPhatter, Archibald Smith, Daniel Smith [to bring the Sessions Book of Centre Church], Major Alexander Watson, Murdock Murphy and Daniel H. McLean. Civil Action Papers 1773-1859.
  • State of North Carolina, Robeson County: On this the 22nd day of January 1852 personally appeared before me, the undersigned an acting Justice of the peace in and for said County Mr. Duncan McPhatter who being by me duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was well acquainted with Patrick Smith and that he was a soldier and a Captain of the Revolutionary War and further that he has known and recognized as a soldier and Captain of said war. Duncan McPhatter Sworn to and Subscribed Before me the date above written Malcom C. McNeill J.P.
  • In 1853 he was an executor of the estate of Duncan McNair, along with A. D. McLean. Source: Fayetteville Semi-Weekly Observer, 29 Aug 1853.
  • Will, dated July 31 1863, Robeson co. NC.

Wife: Mary
Niece: Effie [McNeil?]
Unknown relation: John A. Smith, Peter P. Smith, Duncan Smith, Daniel Smith, Paisley Smith, Flora [McRas?], Mary Smith, William Johnson
Executors: Peter P. Smith and Archibald Smith
Slaves: Nancy, John, Duncan, Leah, Angus, Jesse, Nicy, [Seven?], Henry, George, Sallie, and Little Henry (left to wife Mary), Beady and Charles (to niece Effie), [Job?] to John A. Smith, Bob (left to William Johnson), William (left to Peter Smith)

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