Noah Marion & Malinda Frances Heard (Herd) Duncan
Navarro County, Texas


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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

Birth:       29 Nov 1854       Georgia
Death:      24 Oct 1947       Delta County, Texas Age: 92
Burial:      Oct 1947            Mabank Cemetery, Mabank, Texas Age: 92
Burial Memo:    McDonald Funeral Home, Cooper, Texas
Occupation:            Farmer
Religion:            Methodist
Father:            Samuel C. Duncan (~1823-)
Mother:            Elizabeth (~1830-)


Name:       Malinda (Malinde) Frances Herd
Birth:            28 Dec 1855       Alabama
Death:          28 Dec 1928       Mabank, Kaufman County, Texas Age: 73
Burial:          29 Dec 1928       Mabank Cemetery, Mabank, Texas Age: 73
Burial Memo:   Lot # 141
Occupation:       Housewife
Father:            Ezekiel C. Herd (Heard) (~1818->1880)

Marriage:            4 May 1876            Meigs Co., Tennessee

Children:            John Elbert (1877-1929)
                           Samuel Lafayette (1884-1945)
                           Cora Lee (1885-1920)
                           Linnie Mae (1880-1964)
                           James "Jim" Marian (1888-1914)
                           Nellie Ardelia (1893-1975)
                           Claude Arnold (1895-1935)

Notes for Noah Missouri (Marion) Duncan

He 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.

He had worked in the coal mines at one time when he was young.

Death Certificate # 86476

1870 Rhea Co., TN census listed with his father and mother

1880 Rhea Co., TN census listed as follows:

Noah Duncan (26) Malinda F (24) and J L (3) note: the L was for Elbert

Listed on the Federal Census for 1900 for Delta County, Texas, Pct. 5, Household 110-110, Film Page 145, June 11, 1900.

Listed as a member of the Lake Creek methodist Church on the Church records prior to 1902.

1920 Henderson Co, Texas census shows: Noah 68, Malinda 66

See interesting story by Shirley Nabors Smith (great granddaughter of Noah and Melinda Duncan, granddaughter of Linnie  Duncan Nabors: their daughter)

Some of parts of the family say Noah's middle name was Missouri others say it was Marion.

Notes for Malinda (Malinde) Frances

Noah and Milindy had two babies that died young and are buried in the Charleston Cemetery in Charleston, Delta County, Texas.

Listed on the 1900 Delta County, Texas Census, Pct. 5, Household 110-110, Film page 145, June 11, 1900.

Listed as a member of the Lake Creek Methodist Church on the Church records prior to 1902.

Died 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. 





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