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Moses M. DUNCAN, Sr.

Male Abt 1795 - 1872  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Moses M. DUNCAN 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1795  Yellow Creek, Knox [now Bell] County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jan 1872  Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Duncan Cemetery, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: John Lewis "Jack" Frost .

      (2) Byrd, Marjorie Duncan, Duncan Descendants of Frost Bottom, TN, Second Printing, 1996, pp. 282-284, 391, 414-415:

      MOSES M. DUNCAN

      1795 - 1872

      (Son of Benjamin Duncan and Mary Davis)

      MOSES M. was born ca. 1795 in Yellow Creek, KY and died in Anderson Co., TN on January 16, 1872. He is buried in the Duncan Cemetery in Frost Bottom, TN. Moses came to Frost Bottom, TN after the death of his father in 1803.

      Moses served as a private under Capt. James Tunnell commanded by Col. William Johnson in the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812. He was drafted on June 18, 1812 at Knoxville, TN and marched from Clinton, TN to Lookout Mountain, TN; then on to Ft. Strothers, Ft. Jackson, Ft. Claiborne and finally to Mobile, Ala. He was honorably discharged on May 1, 1815 at Knoxville, TN (per statement from Moses in pension application on March 6, 1871).

      On July 5, 1817, Moses bought 6 acres of land on Poplar Creek from Micajah Frost for $54. On August 1823, he bought 25 acres from John Amhurst for $90. In December 1843, he sold 50 acres to Phillip Seiber for $250. He bought two tracts of land containing 6 acres and 10 acres from Andrew McKamey in August 1848. In November 1854, Moses (of Jackson Co., N.C.) bought from Isaac W. Duncan 100 acres in Anderson Co., TN for $100, which adjoined Moses' property. This land was willed to Isaac W. Duncan from Isaac Duncan. Moses applied for a bounty land claim (No. 47095) on October 18, 1850 and received 80 acres on December 31, 1850, which he sold. In another bounty claim (No. 40996-80-55) June 4, 1855, he received 160 acres. In March of 1865, Moses leased the mineral rights of 250 acres for a period of 50 years for $1.00 and one-tenth of the profits. There was also a deed where Moses sold one negro boy by the name of Sam and about 11 years of age to William Smith. All these transactions are recorded in Anderson Co., TN deed books at the Courthouse in Clinton, TN.

      On October 5, 1871, Moses was granted a pension (No. 5684) of $8.00 per month. On April 5, 1878, Nancy Nolen Duncan applied for a widow's pension (Claim No. 17562 and Certificate No. 14971). Nancy was receiving $12.00 monthly until her death on October 30, 1904.

      In June of 1834, the Arm of Zion established an "Unofficial" Arm giving permission for its members who lived near Frost Bottom, TN to meet at the home of Moses Duncan. They were given liberty to hold worship services when a preacher was available, to hold business meetings, to receive members by experience and to dismiss members by letter. Other homes they met in before the Unofficial Arm was established were John Carroll on New River, Michael Keeney near Coal Creek, James Bunch on New River and James Duncan on Poplar Creek. The source for this information came from "A Promise of Good Things", Longfield Baptist Church, 1831-1981 by Edith Wilson Hutton.

      Moses' first marriage was to MARY FROST in May 1814 in Anderson Co., TN (per pension record) and they had seven children. She died in childbirth on April 28, 1825 and is buried in the Frost Bottom Cemetery. Mary was born ca. 1796 to MICAJAH FROST and NANCY ROBBINS.

      Moses was married again to ELIZABETH DAVIS in the later part of 1825 in Haywood Co., N.C. and they had seven children. Elizabeth died January 26, 1839 in Anderson Co., TN (per an affidavit of Sarah and Hiram Hoskins on October 28, 1578).

      Moses married a third time on December 6, 1839 to NANCY NOLEN in Haywood Co., N.C. by Esq. Dock Howel. Their date of marriage was taken from the Haywood Co. Marriage Bonds and Nancy's pension claim. This was Nancy's first marriage. Nancy was born May 1815 in N.C. and died October 30, 1904 in Frost Bottom, TN at the home of W.H. Davis (per pension record No. 14971). She is buried in the Duncan Cemetery in Frost Bottom. Her cemetery stone says she was born in 1806 and died in 1903. Nancy stated in her pension claim that she had a bad cancer on her nose and face and was satisfied that she could not live long. Nancy's father, WILLIAM NOLEN (B:1780/82 in N.C.) was living with her and Moses in 1870 (per 1870 Anderson Co., TN census). Also living with them in 1870 were JUANNA (B:1832); GRACY DAVIS (B:1840); WILLIAM DAVIS (B:1864); THOMAS DUNCAN (B:1854); and SAMUEL DUNCAN (B:1852). Nancy and Moses had seven children. . . .

      MOSES and MARY FROST had seven children.

      1. ELIZABETH ANN was born ca. 1814/5 in Frost Bottom, TN and died ca. 1890 in Frost Bottom. She married WILLIAM B. SMITH in the fall of 1828 and they had eleven children

      2. NANCY was born ca. 1815/16 in Frost Bottom, TN and died in 1872. She married JOHN R. DUNCAN, son of JUDY DUNCAN (Moses' sister) and they had two daughters.

      3. JUANNA was born ca. 1818 and never married.

      4. SARAH L. was born ca. 1820 in Frost Bottom, TN. She was married to JOSEPH H. BRAY ca. 1837 and they had eight children.

      5. WILLIAM WILSON was born ca. 1821/22 in Frost Bottom, TN. He died during the Civil War March 16, 1862 in Sullivan Co., TN. He was married to SARAH LOWE on July 16, 1839 in Anderson Co., TN and they had nine children.

      6. JACOB (Twin to ELIJAH) was born and died April 19, 1825 in Frost Bottom, TN.

      7. ELIJAH (Twin to JACOB) was born April 19, 1825 in Frost Bottom, TN and died August 27, 1897 in Frost Bottom. He married SALLY CHILDS on March 28, 1845 in Anderson Co., TN and they had thirteen children.

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      MOSES was married a second time to ELIZABETH DAVIS in late 1825 (probably in Haywood Co., N.C.). Elizabeth died January 26, 1839 in Anderson Co., TN. She bore him seven more children.

      1. MARGARET was born ca. 1826. A Margaret Duncan, who was born ca. 1838, lived with Talitha and Robert Patterson in 1860 (per census record).

      2. ISAAC was born ca. 1828 in TN. He married MARTHA (Patsy) LOWE (B: ca. 1830) on October 8, 1846 in Anderson Co., TN. Isaac was shot during the Civil War by Gabe Keith.

      3. SUSANNAH was born ca. 1829/30 in TN and married CALVIN MASSENGALE (per 1860 and 1870 Anderson Co., TN census records). They had six children.

      4. TALITHA CUMILE was born July 4, 1833 in TN and died on December 23, 1896 in Anderson Co. She married ROBERT A. PATTERSON on October 28, 1852 in Anderson Co. and they had seven children. . . .

      5. THOMAS L. (Devil Tom) was born March 10, 1834 in TN and died January 28, 1906. He first married SUTILDA LOWE and divorced her on June 27, 1861 in Anderson Co., TN. Tom then married CYNTHIA HOSKINS on August 16, 1861 in Anderson Co. Cynthia was born February 2, 1842 and died in 1931. Sutilda married JOHN BROWN (Prudy's son) on January 21, 1865. Tom and Cynthia had no children, but raised her sister, Salina's son. . . .

      6. ALFORD was born ca. 1836 and died young.

      7. MARTHA was born ca. 1838 in TN and married GEORGE W. PATTERSON on October 4, 1858 in Anderson Co., TN. They had one son. Martha left him and had three more sons.

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      MOSES was married a third time to NANCY NOLEN on December 6, 1839 in Haywood Co., N.C. by Caleb Snider. A witness was William Welch. Nancy was born May 1815 in N.C. to WILLIAM NOLEN, who was born in 1780/82 in N.C. (per the 1860 and 1870 Anderson Co., TN census records). William lived with Moses and Nancy in 1860 and 1870. Also living with them in 1870 were GRACY DAVIS (B: 1840 in TN) and WILLIAM DAVIS (B: 1864 in TN). There is a W.H. Davis buried in the Duncan Cemetery in Frost Bottom, who was born July 22, 1864 and died November 9, 1908.

      Moses died January 16, 1872 and Nancy applied for a widow's pension. She received $8.00 per month until her death on October 30, 1904 (per pension certificate #14971). Nancy's cemetery stone states she was born in 1806 and died in 1903. Nancy died at the home of W. H. Davis. Moses and Nancy are buried in the Duncan Cemetery. Moses and Nancy had seven children:

      1. ADELINE was born ca. 1840. She married MOSES DAVIS on December 1, 1858 in Anderson Co., TN. Moses was born in 1840 and died August 16, 1865 at the age of 25 years. They had two sons.

      2. WILLIAM RILEY was born March 4, 1842 in Haywood Co., N.C. He married MINERVA McKAMEY on November 9, 1866 and divorced her in 1873. They had two children. He married a second time to RANEY JANE DUNCAN on December 27, 1883 and they had five children.

      3. RACHEL died in infancy.

      4. CATHERINE was born ca. 1847. She married WILLIAM DAVIS on November 17, 1867 in Anderson Co., TN. They had four children. She was married a second time to JAMES DUNCAN
      and had at least one son.

      5. MOSES M., JR. was born ca. 1848 and died July 7, 1898. He married SALINA HOSKINS first and they had two children. He was married a second time to MARGARET BRADEN January 10, 1880 in Anderson Co., TN. They had six children.

      6. MINERVA J. was born ca. 1850 and died at 12 years of age on October 3, 1862. She is buried in the Duncan Cemetery in Frost Bottom, TN.

      7. SAMUEL DUNN was born in ca. 1852 and died in 1899. He married MARGARET McKAMEY on August 4, 1879 in Anderson Co., TN. They had three children.

      (3) www.findagrave.com:

      Moses Duncan
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: Jan. 16, 1872

      Family links: Spouse: Mary Frost Duncan (1796 - 1825); Children: Elizabeth Ann Duncan Smith (1816 - 1890)

      Inscription: Age 72 Yrs., A soldier of War 1812

      Burial: Duncan Cemetery, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA

      Created by: Karen & Buddy
      Record added: Oct 31, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 22584314
    Person ID I36606  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 

    Family 1 Mary FROST,   b. Abt 1796, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1825, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married May 1814  Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy DUNCAN,   b. 15 Jan 1815, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Ann DUNCAN,   b. 16 Mar 1816, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     3. Juanna DUNCAN,   b. Abt 1818, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Sarah L. DUNCAN,   b. Abt 1820, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     5. William Wilson DUNCAN,   b. Abt 1821, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1862, Sullivan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     6. Jacob DUNCAN,   b. 19 Apr 1825, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1825, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     7. Elijah DUNCAN,   b. 19 Apr 1825, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1897, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F15820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth DAVIS,   d. 26 Jan 1839, Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1825 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F15821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Nancy NOLEN,   b. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Anderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Dec 1839  Haywood County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F15822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart