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Benjamin Duncan 1752-1803

Benjamin Duncan 1752-1803

Posted: 16 Jul 2005 2:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Aug 2005 12:12PM GMT
Surnames: Duncan
Help! New to Family tree research. I have nothing other than Benjamin Duncan married Mary (Davis)Duncan and their children. A son named Moses daughter Judy and daughter Elizabeth (Duncan) Brown. Most were in WindRock/ OliverSprings area. Columbus Duncan married DaisyRuth(Lemmons)Duncan 1920. They had 2 sets of twins and a daughter named Eureka Estel Duncan. Eureka is buried on WindRock Mountain. 4 boys as well Robert Duncan, Jim Duncan, Bill Duncan, and John Duncan. Any help would be helpful.
Michele (Duncan)Morrison

Re: Benjamin Duncan 1752-1803

Posted: 16 Jul 2005 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Oct 2005 8:19PM GMT
The Benjamin DUNCAN and Mary DAVIS line has been researched by many. There are many descendants on the TNANDERS-L rootsweb mailing list to which you can subscribe. There was a book written by Marjorie Duncan Byrd in 1995 entitled, "Duncan Descendants of Frost Bottom, TN".

Re: Benjamin Duncan 1752-1803

Beverly Duncan (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jul 2005 2:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duncan / Davis
While researching a different Benjamin Duncan in Fort Worth at the NARA facility, I copied this. It is not my line, but the name was the same and I got this information in error. Here is all I have.

Descendants of Thomas Davis


Generation No. 1

1. Thomas1 Davis was born Abt. 1730. He married Elizabeth Knox. She was born Abt. 1730.

Children of Thomas Davis and Elizabeth Knox are:
+ 2 i. Mary2 Davis, born 1756 in Age 85 on letter written 12th June 1841 contained in Revolutionary War Pension application file of Benjamin Duncan (Mary Davis Duncan, widow of Benjamin); died 1843 in Anderson County, Tennessee.
3 ii. Thomas Davis, born 1759 in Age 83 on letter written 27th May 1842 in Revolutionary Pension Application of Benjamin Duncan (Mary Davis Duncan, widow of Benjamin Duncan).


Generation No. 2

2. Mary2 Davis (Thomas1)1 was born 1756 in Age 85 on letter written 12th June 1841 contained in Revolutionary War Pension application file of Benjamin Duncan (Mary Davis Duncan, widow of Benjamin)2, and died 1843 in Anderson County, Tennessee. She married Benjamin Duncan3 Dec 1776 in Wilkes County, North Carolina4. He was born 1755, and died Jan 1803 in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Notes for Benjamin Duncan:
Copy of pension application record in the possession of Beverly Duncan, obtained at NARA (Federal Research Archives at Fort Worth, 501 W Felix, on September 18, 2004

Revolutionary Pension Record (NARA-Ft Worth) M804 Reel # 863 shows that Mary Duncan was paid pension in behalf of her deceased husband, Benjamin Duncan "Arrears to the 4th of Sep 1842 $230.00 and Semi-annual allowance ending Mar 43 - $10.00, total $240.00.


MARY DUNCAN, widow of BENJAMIN DUNCAN, W-7052, NC, TN: (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863)
Mary Duncan, Tennessee, widow of Benjamin Duncan, NC, who died in the month of January 1803 of Anderson Co. TN, who was a private in the company commanded by Capt. Cowan of the Regt. commanded by (blank) in the NC Militia line for 6 months. Inscribed on the Roll of Knoxville at the rate of $20 per annum to commence 4 March 1834. Certificate of Pension issued 18 June 1842 and sent to Richard Oliver, Robertsville, Anderson Co. TN. Recorded Book C, Vol. 1, page 198.
Small note: Mary Duncan, of Benjamin, Tennessee, suspended. See let 29 July 1841 Rd. Oliver, let to do. 2 Oct. 1841, let to same 6 May 1842.
Declaration of Mary (+) Duncan, 12 June 1841, before Richard Oliver, JP of Anderson Co. TN. Mary Duncan, aged about 85 years, resident of Anderson Co. TN; declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by Act of Congress 4 July 1836; she is the widow of Benjamin Duncan who was a soldier in the army of the Rev. War; she is informed and believes that her husband entered the service of the US a volunteer under Capt. Cowin under the command of Genl. Sumpter for 3 months, the time he entered the service or left the same she cannot now say; she heard her husband say that he had served the term for which he volunteered. She had heard him speak of being in the battle of Tiger River in SC; he resided in Wilks Co. when he entered service, she cannot tell through what section of the country he marched; her husband Benjamin Duncan entered service a second time a volunteer for 3 months under Capt. John Cleveland commanded by Col. Malhider? & Genl. Lee, also Genl. Morgan as she is informed & believes tho cannot tell through what section of the country he marched neither can she give the battles that he was in nor the time he entered or left the service as she has stated and served the term of six months. That she married Benjamin Duncan in Dec. 1776 in Wilks Co. NC, the day she does not recollect; that her husband Benjamin Duncan died January 1803 and that she remained a widow ever since; that her maiden name before she married Benjamin was Mary Davis by which name she was fully known ... reference to proof hereto annexed. Wit. Richd. Oliver JP.
Deposition of Thomas (X) Davis, 12 June 1841, before Anderson Co. TN JP. Thomas Davis, resident of Anderson Co., aged about 82 years, was acquainted with Benjamin Duncan and Mary Duncan while they resided in Wilks Co. NC, that they were legally married in Wilks Co. in the year 1776, "I believe in the month of December"; that Duncan and himself voluntered in service of US in Rev. War for period of 3 months under Capt. Cowan commanded by Genl. Sumpter, were marched to Kings Mountain before the battle of that place, we were marched from there down in SC to the Fish Dam Ford on Broad River, from there to Tiger River where we had a battle with the British, our Genl. were surrounded? and we were forced to retreat, we were marched from Tiger River and some time after the battle there we were discharged, our term of service having expired. The name of the place where we were discharged he does not now recollect, the tour of duty I think were performed some time in 1780. We returned home after our discharge and Duncan left the neighborhood with his family and some time in the month of August 1781 I volunteered under Majr. Lewis Merched? and rendezvoused at Wilkes Court house when at the same time and place Benjamin Duncan also rendezvoused we were in different companies. I was commanded by Capt. Alexander Gordon and Duncan by Capt. John Cleavland. We marched from Wilks to Meclenburg, from there to Camden from there to the High Hills of Santee thence to the Eutaw Springs, where we had an engagement with the Brittish which I think were in the month of September 1781, under the command of Col. Malhede & Genl. Green, we were sent from there to guard the Brittish prisoners on heards? near Salisbury, we were detained after we stope with the prisoners on a branch called Bells Branch, about three weeks and some time after that our term of service having expired we were discharged, in these two tours of duty Duncan served six months in the Rev. War. We were discharged in the month of November 1781. Affiant can not say how long since the death of Benjamin Duncan precisely he believes it has been about 38 years since he died and that Duncan his widow has remained a widow ever since the death of her husband Benjamin Duncan.
Amended Declaration of Mary (+) Duncan, 13 Sept. 1841, before Anderson Co. TN JP. In order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed 4 July 1834; she has no register of her marriage neither has she any register of the births of her children, she and Benjamin Duncan had 12 children birth to them the oldest will be 65 years of age next January to the best of applicants recollection and belief; she does not know of any person now in existence who knows any thing about her marriage, except her brother Thomas Davis, whose affidavit she is advised are allready furnished.
Deposition of Elizabeth (+) Brown, 12 April 1842, "66" years of age, that she were acquainted with Benjamin and Mary Duncan while they resided in Wilks Co. NC in the year 1778 and during their stay there which were a number of years afterwards, that they were reputed and believed to be husband and wife and that she were also acquainted with them since they came to TN and that they were still reputed to be husband and wife and she never heard to the reverse, and that Benjamin Duncan as she was informed entered the service as a soldier in the Rev. War sometime after her acquaintance with him and the said Mary Duncan. She does not know any thing about his service of her own knowledge but from common reports of the county ...
Deposition of Thomas (+) Davis, 27 May 1842, before Anderson Co. TN JP, aged 83 years, that he was acquainted with Benjamin Duncan and Mary Duncan, widow of the said Benjamin, who is an applicant for a pension; that Benjamin and Mary Duncan were married in the year 1776, affiant were at the marriage which took place in Wilks Co. NC and prior to said Duncans entering the service of the US in the Rev. War.
Deposition of Elizabeth (X) Brown, 27 May 1842, before Anderson Co. JP Robert McKamey; that she is advised that in making a former affidavit in behalf of Mary Duncan applicant for a Pension and forwarded to the Pension Department, that her age were set at 60 years which ought to have been set at 66 years. Affiant states that she were acquainted with Mary and Benjamin Duncan in the year 1778 while they resided in Wilks Co. NC and for a number of years afterwards and that they lived together as man and wife and reputed as such before Benjamin Duncan volunteered in the Rev. War, and that they were still reputed and believed to be husband and wife and that she never heard otherwise.



END



More About Benjamin Duncan:
Military service: 18 Jun 1842, Certificate of Pension issued and sent to Richard Oliver, (atty), Robertsville, Anderson Co., Tennessee5

More About Benjamin Duncan and Mary Davis:
Marriage: Dec 1776, Wilkes County, North Carolina6

Children of Mary Davis and Benjamin Duncan are:
4 i. James3 Duncan7, born Jan 1777 in Wilkes, NC, USA7.
5 ii. Samuel Duncan7, born 1778 in Wilkes, NC, USA7; died 12 Mar 1825 in KY, USA7.
6 iii. Elizabeth Duncan7, born 1780 in Wilkes, NC, USA7; died 18797.
7 iv. Unknown Duncan7, born 1784 in Wilkes, NC, USA7.
8 v. John D Duncan7, born 1786 in Wilkes, NC, USA7.
9 vi. Joshua Duncan7, born 1788 in Wilkes, NC, USA7.
+ 10 vii. Juda Duncan, born 1790 in Wilkes, NC, USA; died 04 Jun 1861 in Frost Bottom, Anderson, TN, USA.
11 viii. George Duncan7, born 1794 in Nelson, KY, USA7.
12 ix. Moses M Duncan7, born 1796 in Nelson, KY, USA7; died 15 Jan 1872 in Anderson, TN, USA7.
13 x. William Duncan7, born 1797 in Nelson, KY, USA7.
14 xi. Isaac Duncan7, born 1799 in Nelson, KY, USA7; died 1842 in Anderson, TN, USA7.
15 xii. Alfred Duncan7, born 16 Dec 1800 in Anderson, TN, USA7; died 03 Dec 1889 in Anderson, TN, USA7.


Generation No. 3

10. Juda3 Duncan (Mary2 Davis, Thomas1)7 was born 1790 in Wilkes, NC, USA7, and died 04 Jun 1861 in Frost Bottom, Anderson, TN, USA7.

Child of Juda Duncan is:
16 i. Whitson4 Duncan.



Endnotes

1. OneWorldTreeSM.
2. Revolutionary War Pension Record W7052 - Duncan, Benjamin (Mary, widow), Letter of affidavit from Mary Davis Duncan.
3. OneWorldTreeSM.
4. Revolutionary War Pension Record W7052 - Duncan, Benjamin (Mary, widow), W7052, Benjamin & Mary Duncan of NC.
5. Revolutionary War Pension Record, Index #M804, Reel #863, located at NARA Federal Archives, 501 W Felix, Ft Worth, TX on September 18, 2004 by BLD.
6. Revolutionary War Pension Record W7052 - Duncan, Benjamin (Mary, widow), W7052, Benjamin & Mary Duncan of NC.
7. OneWorldTreeSM.

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