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Query by ElainaPage

Ur Nile Gunby whew I came across someone else looking for the same thing and She had an email address there and I emailed her and hit gold. She has a lot of history on the Gunby family all ready and she is being kind enough to send it to me. What a relief lol. Now I am trying to find any and all information on J. L. Duncan and his family. Mainly in Texas. He married Hattie and his mothers name is Cynthia. Hattie and J. L. have 4 daughters named Noel, Jimmie Lee, Juanita, and Elsie and 3 sons names Basil (my grandfather) Forest, and Gerald. Basil married Ruth Berdine Sloan and they had 8 children. My biological father James Carlton Duncan is the oldest of the 8. Wish me luck yall cause this one seems to be harder than the Gunby family.

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by ElainaPage Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-11-09 23:47:57

I am currently trying to research my family. Our surnames are Bailey, Duncan, Easter, Headley, Houston, Gorham, Gunby, Page, and Sloan. Whew I think I got them all. Nope I forgot Massey.

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by janilye on 2012-11-10 01:45:14

Well done! good luck.

by ElainaPage on 2012-11-10 04:38:37

Thank you, I was just about to give up on the gunby's, glad I didn't.

by janilye on 2012-11-10 04:53:01

Unusual name. Where's that from? I don't think I've struck it before.

by ElainaPage on 2012-11-10 04:55:45

Gunby from what I can gather it started in England with Lord and Lady Gunby. I don't know the dates of that yet are whom they are but between me and Mrs. Gummer we are working one it. If you ask one of my aunts it goes back as far as William the conqueror but again I haven't tracked it that far yet.

by noggin on 2012-11-10 05:11:09

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: J L Duncan
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Home in 1930: Houston, Harris, Texas
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Hattie Duncan
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Cynthia Duncan
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: Garage Mechanic
Parents' birthplace: father Tenessee mother Texas

Household Members:
Name Age
J L Duncan 48
Hattie Duncan 35 born Texas both parents born Texas
Noel Duncan 18 All children born Texas
Gerald Duncan 17
Basil Duncan 15
Elsie Duncan 11
Jimmie Lee Duncan 9
Forest Duncan 7
Juanita Duncan 3 [3 10/12]
Cynthia Duncan 68 Widowed mother born Texas, Father b Mississipi mother b Texas

by noggin on 2012-11-10 05:19:04

Looks like the J stands for James:

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: James Duncan
Respondent: Yes
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Houston, Harris, Texas
Street: Virginia House Number: 3101
Inferred Residence in 1935: Houston, Harris, Texas
Residence in 1935: Same Place, Harris, Texas
Sheet Number: 6B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 117

Household Members:
Name Age
James Duncan 57
Hettie Duncan 42
Forest Duncan 18
Juanita Duncan 10
Kenneth Duncan 8
Ralph Duncan 2
Robert Thurman 23
Elsie Thurman 21 Married daughter.

by noggin on 2012-11-10 05:39:03

This looks your James and Hettie, they married when she was young.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Headie Duncan
Age in 1910: 15
Birth Year: 1895
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 1, Jefferson, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: James L Duncan
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas

Household Members:
Name Age
James L Duncan 28
Headie Duncan 15

by ElainaPage on 2012-11-10 05:40:30

I have all that except kenneth not sure if he is a brother to who I have are not.

by ElainaPage on 2012-11-10 05:47:03

Hattie was born in 1894 and J. L. was born in 1881

by ElainaPage on 2012-11-10 05:50:05

Cynthia was born in 1860

by ElainaPage on 2012-11-10 05:53:46

ok Im off to kick the cat outta my bed its 5 am and I cant keep my eyes open. Ill continue hunting tomorrow, Thank You Noggin for your help, you keep me going sometimes with your searches for me. If I can ever repay the favor please let me know.

by noggin on 2012-11-10 06:01:29

I was looking for a J L Duncan death and found this. Do you know when he died? If this is the correct death it gives both his parents names.

"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," James Ludlow Duncan, 1958

name: James Ludlow Duncan
death date: 30 Sep 1958
death place: Liberty, Liberty, Texas
gender: Male
race: White
death age: 76 years 10 months 21 days
estimated birth date:
birth date: 09 Nov 1881
birthplace: Texas
marital status: Married
spouse's name:
father's name: James Duncan
father's birthplace:
mother's name: Cynthia Alley Patterson
mother's birthplace:
occupation: Electrician
place of residence: Prec. #1, Liberty, Texas
cemetery: Hardin
burial place: Hardin, Texas
burial date: 02 Oct 1958
additional relatives:
film number: 2115591
digital film number: 4167380
image number: 2569
reference number: 52096

by noggin on 2012-11-10 06:16:47

This looks like your family in 1900 but some dates do not match, ie length of time married.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: James Duncan
Age: 53
Birth Date: Dec 1846
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Galveston Ward 6, Galveston, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Cinthy A Duncan
Marriage Year: 1886
Years married: 14
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Household Members:
Name Age
James Duncan 53
Cinthy A Duncan 40
James L Duncan 18
Edward Duncan 14
Essa Duncan 10

by noggin on 2012-11-10 06:24:54

Hope have a good nights sleep, its Sat 11 am here.

These might be yours.




by noggin on 2012-11-10 06:29:22


by noggin on 2012-11-10 06:36:38

I found this but it does not give parents names.

Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973,
groom's name: James Duncan
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Cynthia Patterson
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 03 Dec 1874
marriage place: , Colorado, Texas
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M59155-2
system origin: Texas-VR
source film number: 969534
reference number: 2:1HLN8DJ

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