Rebecca Duncan Genealogy

Record modified: 2019-03-13
This is my direct ancestor 5 generations back.

 / Jeremiah Duncan
 / Joseph Duncan|
|  \ Rebecca Hendry
Rebecca Duncan |
|  / James Howard
 \ Mary Howard |
 \ Sarah (unknown)

Born: 1813-02-02 Overton Co, Tennessee USA
Died: 1895-11-11 Washington Co, Arkansas USA
1. John Burnett

Children of Rebecca Duncan and John Burnett:
Louisa Burnett b. 1835-00-00
Mary Burnett b. 1837-00-00
*Nancy Burnett b. 1838-01-23
Joseph Burnett b. 1840-00-00 d. 1862-12-25
Judah Burnett b. 1841-09-07
Sarah E Burnett b. 1843-07-14
Reuben Golden Burnett b. 1845-00-00
Matilda Burnett b. 1848-11-15
Abraham Burnett b. 1850-02-15
Lucy Burnett b. 1852-12-27
Jeremiah A Burnett b. 1854-12-06


I am not positive that my John Burnett's wife was Joseph Duncan's daughter, but circumstantial evidence suggests it:

Joseph's daughter married a John Burnett. They are mentioned in the will of Joseph's brother David.
Joseph mostly lived in Overton Co TN, but in 1830 he is living in Fentress Co. (Fentress was formed from Overton in 1823.)
Joseph bought land on the Wolf River from my Levi Hinds in 1820 and 1832.
My John Burnett was living on the Wolf River in Fentress Co when he married Rebecca, in the early 1830s.
Reuben Burnett (John's father) was the only Burnett in Fentress Co on the 1830 census. Joseph was the only Duncan.
John Burnett's daughter married John Hinds, grandson of Levi Hinds and of Nancy Duncan, Joseph's sister.
On the 1830 census, Joseph Duncan is on p4 and Reuben Burnett is on p14. William Hinds (John's father) is on p3.

Her last name is not given in "Burnetts & Connections" by June Bork. Her birthplace is given as TN, though, and possibly Fentress Co.
1880 census Benton Co AR p440b, Mt Vernon twp
Abraham Burnette (sic) household
mother Rebecca 67 TN/TN/TN

She cannot read or write.

1870 census Benton Co AR p267, Osage twp, Bentonville post office
Rebecca Burnett 56 TN
Lucy 17 AR
Jeremiah 15 AR
Louisa Cogsdell 33 TN
James Cogsdell 15 MO
Nancy Cogsdell 13 AR
Mary Cogsdell 11 AR

She is a housekeeper. Her real estate is valued at $1000, and her personal estate at $300. She can read but not write.
Louisa is Rebecca's daughter. The other Cogsdells are her children.

1860 census Benton Co AR p365
John Barnett 45 KY
Rebecca 46 TN
Louisa 26 TN
Joseph 20 MO
Juda 18 MO
Sarah 16 MO
Ruben 16 MO
Matilda 12 MO
Abraham 9 AR
Lucy 7 AR
Jeremiah 5 AR
James Cogsdell 5 MO
Nancy Cogsdell 3 AR
Mary Cogsdell 1 AR

Those last three are children of Louisa.

1850 census Benton Co AR p79
John Burnett 36 KY
Rebecca 37 KY
Louisa 15 TN
Polly 13 TN [Polly is really Mary]
Mary 12 TN [this should be Nancy]
Joseph 10 MO
Judah 9 MO
Sarah 6 MO
Reuben 5 MO
Matilda 2 AR

1840 census Johnson Co MO p1
John Burnett 1 M 0-5, 1 M 20-30, 3 F 0-5, 1 F 20-30
[Joseph <1, John 26, Nancy 2, Mary 3, Louisa 5, Rebecca 27]

1830 census Fentress Co TN p4
Joseph Duncan 1 M 5-10, 1 M 10-15, 1 M 30-40, 1 F 5-10, 1 F 10-15, 1 F 15-20, 1 F 30-40
[Rebecca is 17]

1820 census Overton Co TN p10
Joseph Dunkin 2 M <10, 1 M 16-18, 1 M 16-26, 1 M 45+, 2 F <10, 1 F 16-26
[Rebecca is 7]

Hinds Site: Genealogy of Ken Hinds -- page 1124
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