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Many thanks to Andy Harris for permission to reprint information he has posted to Rootsweb as part of the Andy Clay Harris Family Tree.

Alexander Duncan

born c. 1796-98 NC




-Averyt Duncan

-Henry Duncan

-Luquinna Barber


-Winifred Joyner

-George W Duncan

-Betsy Johnson


The name Duncan is sometimes spelled Dunkin or Dinkin or Dinkins


married 1-15-1838


Sabrina Durham

his brother George married

Louisa Durham



c.1838-James H

c.1842-Alexander R



Henry Duncan


Christian Keziah Duncan nee Avery

spouse's parents:


James Durham


Drusilla Tomlinson

(Drusilla maybe d/o Sarah Averyt)

maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:

Alexander Averet Sr. & Sarah

maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

c.1764-Margaret "Peggy"; c.1766-aunt (m. Seals); c.1768-aunt (m. James); c.1774-Alexander Averet Jr. & Elizabeth Vinson; c.1776-Sally Norris & Nahor Norris, then Ambrose Ingram


Acc. to Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson's research as posted on Rootsweb, the Johnston County, NC deed books contain the following: 9-23-1833: Averyt Duncan and wife Patience of Johnston Co. NC to James Barber of same $30 all rights etc to land formerly owned by Aaron Avera deed on Swift Creek adjacent lands of Natham Bryan and Kadar Powel and others 629 acres the Duncans being entitled to one eleventh part. Witness Alexander Duncan. (Note: Averyt Duncan is Alexander's brother. More info on these transactions on his page)


Harris tree info: Alexander Duncan married 1-15-1838 to Sabrina Durham (his brother George married Louisa Durham)


1850 census, Johnston County NC District 2:

(next-door to his brother George)

Alexander Duncan, age 54, estate value 750, born NC

Sabrina, age 49

James (F?) age 11

Alexander R, age 7


1850 slave schedule Johnston County NC District 2

(on same page as Mary Avera, and listed next to his brother George)

Alexander Duncan is listed owning males ages 70, 19, 13, 14, and 1, and females ages 19 and 4.


1860 census, Johnston Co. NC, Neuse River township, post office Clayton

(previous two households are his brother George and his sister Betsy with her husband Alvin Johnson)

Alex Duncan, age 62, farmer, real estate value 8040, personal estate: 5119, born NC

Sabrina, age 60

James H, age 20, student

Alex R, age 18

Washington Overbee?, age 24, white, farm labor,


1860 slave schedule, Johnston Co, District West of Neuse River

(his brothers George and Avery and brother-in-law Alvin Johnson are on same page)

Owns males aged 67 and 25 and two seven-year-old boys, and females ages 28 and 13.

And in 1861, the Civil War began