Duncans in Plumas Co. CA


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised April 21, 2008

Formed 1854 from Butte
Lassen formed 1864 from Plumas, Shasta


1860 Plumas Co. CA Census
Fillmore Twp., P.O. Quincy
Pg.957, #992-973, John DUNCAN 31 SCT lumberman $0-$2500
                  Leryria? (Leryna? Seryna?) (f) 29 IL
                  Margaret 11, Richard 8 IL
                  Ellen 4, Isabella 1 CA
Washington Twp.
Pg.1003, #1765-1721, Peter SMITH 30 IRE butcher $0-$400
                  William DUNCAN 29 SCT miner $0-$0
                  Henry STOCKHAM 24 OH teamster $0-$0

1870 Plumas Co. CA Census
Indian Twp.
Pg.11, #982-997, DUNCAN, Thomas W. 34 AR farmer $0-$0
                  Edith 32 TN keeping house
                  Joel Marion (m) 15 AR
                  Martha Jane 12 CA
                  Ann Alice 10, Thomas 8 CA
                  EAVES, Ambrose 44 KY physician $200-$200
                  Leuella (f) 6 CA
                  (MAD: 1860 Trinity Co. CA)
Quartz Twp.
Pg.42, #1406-1423, DUNCAN, Peter 51 SCT farmer $1500-$2700, parents of foreign birth
                  Archibald 35 SCT farmer, parents of foreign birth
Pg.43, #1431-1447, DUNKUM, Chesley (m) 55 VA general merchandise retail $0-$3000 (alone)
                  (MAD: 1860 Butte Co. CA census)


CA Death Indexes, 1905-1929 and 1930-1939 (1905-1929 from CA State Library, Sacramento, and FHL microfilm 1,686,044, A to Emerson, Geo.; 1930-1939 from FHL microfilm 1,686,048, A to Hetterman)
      MAD Note: An index to California Birth Records, 1905-1995, and California Death Records, 1940-1997, has been posted at Rootsweb:
      Decedent name (8 characters maximum in first name); Spouse initials; Age, Place, Date of death; Year registered - State file number (MAD: added birth year)
      Duncan, John; 82 years, Plumas Co., died 9/18/16; 16-28953 (b.1834)
      Duncan, William H.; 55 years, Plumas Co., died 1/13/37; 37-6000

HISTORIES before 1923

"Illustrated history of Plumas, Lassen & Sierra Counties : with California from 1513 to 1850." by Frank T. Gilbert; pub. San Francisco: Fariss & Smith, 1882, 596 pgs. (LH10855, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 468,740 item 3)
      Plumas County: Pg.260-1: Loyalton. In the spring of 1859 Peter Duncan located a quarter section of the Smith's neck land, as did also John Schroeder and Andrew Bodnoch. Of these Schroeder is the only one still residing on his location. Bodnoch died at his ranch in 1872, and his place is now known as the Pool ranch. Peter Duncan sold his place in 1860 to Rev. Adam G. Doom, who built and opened a hotel the following year.


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