|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1752|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1823|
South Carolina, USA
Son of William Duncan (provide patriotic service in Virginia during American Revolution) & Ruth Rawley.
Will of Joseph Duncan, Barnwell Dist. SC; Barnwell Co. SC Will Book B, pg.176; dated 1 June 1820; proved 29 Aug. 1823 (handwritten copy from Nancy Reba Roy's loose files; MAD's extract; this will has also been indexed as recorded in Vol.1, 1787-1826, Book D, pg.104)
Joseph Duncan of Barnwell District, SC:
Imprimus ... to my son Joseph G.W. Duncan the dwelling, store house and kitchen now in the occupation of Doctor Tuel and Daniel Tobin, the house now occupied by Leven M. Noble as a sadler's shop and the land whereon the said houses stand, and the small garden to them attached situate and being in the Village of Barnwell, and also the lot of land whereon my stables at present stand ... during the term of his natural life, and from and after the decease of my said son, then to his issue forever.
Item, ... to my daughter Eliza Brown a lot or parcel of land containing four acres to be laid off by my executors hereinafter named on the east side and adjoining a lot or parcel of land by me heretofore given to my son Willis J. Duncan, to have and to hold the same for and during the term of her natural life and from and after the decease of my said daughter Eliza Brown, then ... to the issue of her body who shall be living at the time of her death forever.
Item, ... to my executors hereinafter named, their executors heirs and administrators forever, a lot or parcel of land containing four acres to be by them laid off, on the east side and adjoining a lot heretofore given by me to my son Hansford D. Duncan, also a negro girl slave named Sally and her future issue, in trust for the sale and separate use behoff and benefit of my daughter Frances Dunbar for and during the term of her natural life, ... without and independent of the control, power or interference of the present or any future husband and upon and from the decease of my said daughter Frances Dunbar, ...(the lot to her heirs and the negro to the executors).
Item, ... to my grandson Joseph Allan a lot or parcel of land containing four acres, to be laid off by my executors hereinafter named, on the east side of the lot or parcel of land hereinafter given ... to my daughter Eliza Brown and adjoining thereto, ... but should my said grandson Joseph Allan depart this life leaving no issue of his body then living, in such case I give ... to my children and their issue who may be living, the issue of any deceased child or children taking the part of share which his, her or their respective parent or parents would if alive be entitled thereto.
Item: if my said grandson shall attain the age of twenty one years, or leave issue of [sic] living at the time he would have attained that age, then ... to my said grandson, or to his said issue (he having departed this life) the sum of one thousand dollars, to be paid by my wife Hannah Duncan (should my said wife be then living) out of the rents and profits of the estate ... to my said wife ...
Item ... to my wife Hannah J. Duncan all my houses, lands and tenements not herein and hereby otherwise disposed of ... [also furniture, slaves, stock, etc.] during the term of her natural live, and upon and immediately after the decease of my said wife, I give ... the same to my children Hansford D. Duncan, Willis J. Duncan, Joseph G.W. Duncan, Frances Dunbar and Eliza Brown equally share and share alike for ... their natural lives, [or if deceased, to their issue or else to Joseph's other children or their issue].
... And my will and intention is that the several devises and bequeaths hereinbefore made to my daughter Frances Dunbar was and is made to and for her sole and separate use and benefit, and upon this condition and no other, that my executors hereinafter named do have and hold the same upon trust for the only ... benefit of my said daughter Frances Duncan for ... natural life [without intereference of her present or any future husband].
Having given to my daughter, the mother of my grandson Joseph Allen in her life time what will (if he receives the same place ... or an equality with my other children ...) ... it is not my intention that he shall take any part of my estate except the several devises and bequests to him herein and hereby before made ...
And lastly I do hereby ... appoint my sons Hansford D. Duncan, Willis J. Duncan, and Joseph G.W. Duncan executors ...
First day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty. /s/ Joseph Duncan (SS). (witnesses) L. O'Bannon, Daniel Tobin, William Hewlette. Recorded August 29, 1823. Bundle 41, Package 12.
Hannah Jennings Duncan (1763 - 1842)*
Harriett G Duncan Allen*
Willis Jennings Duncan (1788 - 1841)*
Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery (old)
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
Record added: Jun 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38355797