Genealogy of the Cherokee Duncan Family

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2Emily Duncan. John Beck and Thomas Winchester Measles
OK3Mahala Duncan. James Smith West
4Walter Adair Duncan. Martha Bell, Martha Wilson and Catherine Ann Caleb nee Larzalere


5James Abercrombie Duncan. Eliza Denton and Lucy Ann Duncan nec Clark


6Young Charles Gordon Duncan. Sinia Eaton and Nancy Ann Duncan nee Starr
7John Tommason Duncan. Elizabeth Sanders
8DeWitt Clinton Duncan* Helen Rosencrantz
9William Wirt Duncan. Nancy Ann Starr
10Elizabeth Ann Duncan. Isaac Brown Hitchcock
11Joshua Bertholf Duncan. Elizabeth Ray and Lucy Ann Thompson nec Clark
113213Nannie Landrum. Samuel Thomas
2Elizabeth Landrum. Andrew McLaughlin
OK3Hiram Terrell Landrum. Mary Muskrat
4Charles Landrum. Ruth Proctor
5James Landrum Susan Muskrat
6Rebecca Landrum* Thomas Davis
7Benjamin Franklin Landrum. Mary Berry and Elizabeth Woodall
8David Dixon Landrum. Susie Crutchfield
9Jemima Landrum. Elijah Moore and Wiley Earbob
10John Landrum. Nellie Otterlifter
11Aaron Landrum. Easter Muskrat
12Dorcas Landrum. Elowie Butler                                 |A61
13Rachel Landrum. George Buffington
114213James Kell. Elizabeth Edgington, Julia Rogers and Nancy Edgington
2Andrew Kell. Annie Hawkins and Mary Huss
OK3David Kell. Dorcas Corban nee Duncan
4John Kell*
5Elizabeth Kell. Lewis Rolston
6Rebecca Kell. Samuel Simons
7Nannie Kell. George Murray and William Lilly
117213John Adair Duncan. * Mary McWilliams nec Fields
2Young Charles Duncan*
OK3Dorcas Duncan. John Manuel Corban, David Kell and I John McMurtry
4Caleb Duncan. Mary Elizabeth Hudson
5James Burr Duncan. Annie Jane Woodall
6Jonathan Gordon Duncan*
7Elizabeth Harriette Duncan. Henry Lewis Smith
8Thomas Washington Duncan. Edith Chapman Wright
9Robert Lewis Duncan. Sophia Neeley

A61. Elowie or Elijah Butler was born in 1817. He was converted and joined the Methodist church when quite young. He was admitted to the ministry on trial in October 1853 and was assigned to the Spring Creek circuit, transferred to the Senica and Delaware circuit in 1854 and to the Big Bend of Arkansas River with Reverend William McIntosh in 1855.

A large colony of Cherokee had for many years lived in this far western location residing on both sides of the river, where they stayed until this section was sold to the Osages and Pawnees and then most of them returned to the Cherokee Nation east of the ninety sixth meridian. It was several years after Reverend Elowie or Elijah had been in the ministry before he commenced to be known as Butler. He was ordained a deacon in October 1858 by Bishop Early at Skullyville. During 1860 and 1861 he was again filling the station at Big Bend. He served in the confederate army under Captain Thompson Mayes. From 1866 to 1871 he worked on the Grand River circuit with Reverend D. B. Cummings. He was elected Judge of Delaware District in 1867 and 1869. His wife, Dorcas Landrum was born in 1829. Reverend “Butler was of that type of the Indian preacher of which we have had many during the years of our missionary work. Solid, full of purpose and fidelity, he was devoted to his work and stuck to it under all possible circumstances.”1 Reverend Butler died April 27, 1873 and Mrs. Dorcas Butler died on January 13, 1898.



Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

3 thoughts on “Genealogy of the Cherokee Duncan Family”


    I am trying to research Narcissa Duncan Carey. She is listed as Edmund Benge Duncan’s daughter, but , if the birthdates are correct, he would have only been 11 when she was born in 1795. Any chance she was adopted into Edmund & Mary’s family? Could her father possibly be Bob Benge?
    She appears to be my 3rd great grandmother, as the mother of Sarah Ann (Carey) Hicks, who is my maternal grandfather’s ( Sherman Hicks) grandmother.
    Thank you very much. Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated!

    Moniece Charlton

  2. Michelle Deal, Proctor, Petty

    I’m trying to find information on my Great Grandmother who raised me several years of my life after my mother Sylvia Jean Proctor Deal Watson decided she didn’t want me. My Great Grandmothers name was Mary Angie Duncan and resided in Nashville, TN . I was later taken from her and adopted by an “Uncle” Billy Wayne Proctor also from Nashville, TN because of her failing health. My mother passed away in her 20’s I was told due to a car wreck. I am just trying to find out who I am, the uncle and his wife Wanda Gail Lawrence would not give me any information on my family and I’m not even sure that who I was told was my father really was. If anyone can help me I would be greatful I feel so lost in this world, I called my Great Grand Mother Momma Waggoner and she was my mother, she may not have given birth to me but she’s the o e who I claim as was my Mom. Bulaimajean Waggoner was a great aunt who helped Momma Waggoner I called her Aunt Jean and she married A Mr. James T Owens and had one son Rick Owens. Any help is appreciated. My email is

  3. First visit here, but need to make a correction. Dorcas Benge’s maiden name was Lightfoot. She was the daughter of Cap. John Lightfoot and GaHoGah, of the Deer Clan. The sister of Dorcas was Nancy who married a Foster before marrying Adair. Dorcas and Nancy were half-blood Cherokee. The unknown Benge who first married Dorcas was either Trader John Benge or his son “Chief” Robert Benge. Don Shadburn in the book “Upon Our Ruins” makes the statement that it is believed Trader John was the father of Edmund Benge (who later took the name Duncan). There is also some controversy about who the parents of Trader John were, as I have seen on at least one site where his mother was called Ann and was a full blood Cherokee. That said, Please correct me if you know otherwise.

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