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born c.1804 NC
His age wobbles from census to census. Born between 1804-1812
The name Duncan is sometimes spelled Dunkin or Dinkin or Dinkins
Emaline C. Boon
born c. 1832 died between 1861-70
(birth years approximate based on census)
Names of the last two are girls, my best guess as to what the census said.
Franklin may be the child of a marriage before Emaline.
NC marriage records have a "Lou Della" Duncan marrying Robert Durham 11-21-1883. two of her uncles married Durhams.
Christian Keziah Duncan nee Avery
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
1850 Johnston County NC, District 1
Henry Duncan, age 46, doctor, estate value: 750, born NC
(presuming this is the right guy because the one in 1860 is a physician, and also because he is next-door to John Boon, age 60, farmer, with wife Sitha or Letha? age 53, and daughter Emmaline C. Boon, age 18.)
Johnston County records: 11-30-1857 bond date, 11-30-1858 marriage date between Henry "Dunkin" and Emeline C Boon, bondsman William S. Boon, witness Alfred Holland, marriage performed by J.F. Ellington (note that 1857 and 1858 do not make Franklin legitimate--wonder if there was an earlier wife).
1860 census, Johnston County, NC, Neuse River District, post office: Clayton
(presuming this is the right Henry, despite wife Emaline being listed as Elizabeth, because his neighbor is Averit Duncan)
Henry Duncan, age 55, physician, real estate value 3300, personal estate 3418
Elizabeth, age 28
Franklin, age 4
Abalsey, (female) age 1
1870 census, Johnston County NC, Clayton District, Post Office Selma
Henry Duncan, age 58 (only three years in a decade, hmm), farmer, real estate value: 1500, personal estate 300
Franklin Duncan, age 14, farm hand
Anabaley (female) age 11, at home
Ludelis? (female) age 9, at home
1880 census, Johnston NC, Clayton District
Frank Duncan age 24, farmer, born NC
Wife Rosa, age 22, born NC
Daughter Lillian, age 2
Sister Balsy, age 21
Sister Della, age 19
Aunt Luquina Barber, age 78
John Johnson, age 32, farm labor
(John most likely Frank's cousin, son of Betsy Avery Johnson, sister of Frank's father)