My gg grandparents, Noah Marion Duncan and Malinda Frances Heard (Herd)
Duncan (parent's of Samuel Lafayette
Duncan). Photo taken c 1900.
Noah Duncan came to Texas from Rhea co., TN (1st to Delta then to Navarro
Co.) He was one of the first people to pay for his home in Dawson, Texas with
pure gold. He later owned all the land that Cedar Creek Lake sits on, but
gambled it away. Later his grandson, Lester Nabors bought most of the land
back then sold it when the lake came in.
Family Group Sheet
Name: Noah Missouri (Marion) Duncan
29 Nov 1854 Georgia
Death: 24 Oct
1947 Delta County, Texas Age: 92
Cemetery, Mabank, Texas Age: 92
Burial Memo: McDonald
Funeral Home, Cooper, Texas
Samuel C. Duncan (~1823-)
Name: Malinda (Malinde) Frances Herd
28 Dec 1855 Alabama
28 Dec 1928 Mabank, Kaufman County, Texas
29 Dec 1928 Mabank Cemetery, Mabank, Texas
Burial Memo: Lot # 141
Ezekiel C. Herd (Heard) (~1818->1880)
4 May 1876 Meigs
John Elbert (1877-1929)
"Jim" Marian (1888-1914)
for Noah Missouri (Marion) Duncan
migrated toTennessee, Alabama and
then to Texas where he farmed in the Vasco Community in Delta County, Texas
before moving onto Dawson, Texas from about 1900-1919 then moved to Mabank,
Texas where he owned quite a bit of land. He
owned nearly all the land that Cedar Creek now sits on, but he gambled most of
it away. A grandson, Lester Nabors,
bought most of the land back which he then sold when Cedar Creek came in. He
(Noah) then moved back to the Charleston area then to Rt 1, Lake Creek, Texas
where he died.
had worked in the coal mines at one time when he was young.
Certificate # 86476
Rhea Co., TN census listed with his father and mother
Rhea Co., TN census listed as follows:
Duncan (26) Malinda F (24) and J L (3) note: the L was for Elbert
on the Federal Census for 1900 for Delta County, Texas, Pct. 5, Household
110-110, Film Page 145, June 11, 1900.
as a member of the Lake Creek methodist Church on the Church records prior to
Henderson Co, Texas census shows: Noah 68, Malinda 66
interesting story by Shirley Nabors Smith (great granddaughter of Noah and
Melinda Duncan, granddaughter of Linnie Duncan
Nabors: their daughter)
of parts of the family say Noah's middle name was Missouri others say it was
for Malinda (Malinde) Frances
and Milindy had two babies that died young and are buried in the Charleston
Cemetery in Charleston, Delta County, Texas.
on the 1900 Delta County, Texas Census, Pct. 5, Household 110-110, Film page
145, June 11, 1900.
as a member of the Lake Creek Methodist Church on the Church records prior to
of Pneumonia (Also had cancer) at the home of her daughter, Linnie Mae Nabors.
Cora Lee (Duncan) Easley was the d/o Noah
M. Duncan and Malinda Frances Heard (Herd/Heird). Cora and William
were the parents of Lester Easley (See
Obituary) who is buried in
the Campbell Elrod Cemetery,
Navarro Co., Texas.