Duncans in San Benito Co. CA


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

Last revised September 2, 2009

Formed 1874 from Monterey


1910 San Benito Co. CA Census (HeritageQuest image 3/2007)
Hollister Twp., S.D. 3? (5?), E.D.22, Sheet 1B
Pg.16, #28-27, DUNCAN, Tabitha L., head, f/w age 60 w(idowed) 6 ch., 4 living, Illinois/Illinois/Illinois
    Haymond? (Hayward?), son, m/w, age 21 single Nebraska/Indiana/Illinois physicial director ??
      (MAD: widow of Green B. Duncan, b.1842 IN from Furnas Co. NE; 1880 Atchison Co. MO; not identified 1900 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, Gilmore F.; spouse M.F.; 70 years, San Benito Co., died 10/15/34; 34-55511
      Duncan, Margaret; 29 years, San Benito Co., died 12/17/10; 10-32385
      Duncan, Mary F.; spouse G.F.; 62 years, San Benito Co., died 1/24/30; 30-4335
      Duncan, Nora; spouse R.; 43 years, San Benito Co., died 11/15/35; 35-65215
      Duncan, Walter G.; 15 years, San Benito Co., died 3/17/08; 08-7674

HISTORIES before 1923

1910 "History and biographical record of Monterey and San Benito counties and history of the state of California" by Prof. James Miller Guinn (book qc979.476 G9; CA State Library, Sacramento; and FHL film 468,738 item 1)
      Pg.478: DUNCAN, James. b. 27 April 1841 in County Wexford, Ireland, to Robert and Jane (Hume) Duncan who were originally from Scotland. Jane d. age 98. James to America 1867.

"A Memorial and biographical history of the coast counties of central California : illustrated : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, together with glimpses of its auspicious future, illustrations and full-page portraits of some of its eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and prominent citizens of to-day" ed. by Henry D. Barrows; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893, 459 pgs. (LH11186, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 468,737 item 4)
      Pg.391: LEWIS S. WOOD, of Hollister, is well known as an energetic business man and farmer. He has resided in California since 1870, and at Hollister since 1872. A native of Clay county, Missouri, Mr. Wood was born near Smithville, September 24, 1850. His parents, Isaac and Louisa (Duncan) Wood, were natives of Kentucky, and the latter was of Scotch descent. The father was a farmer by occupation. Lewis S. Wood was about nineteen years of age when he landed in California. ... (MAD: Hollister, San Benito Co. CA)
      Mr. Wood has been twice married. At Tres Pinos, in 1877, he wedded Miss Mattie S. Newkirk, a native of Utah. She died at Hollister, May 16, 1887, leaving four children, Ellen E., Albert, Lewis Lee, and Mattie E. September 10, 1889, he was joined in marriage to Rose A. Ford at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mrs. Wood is a native of Liberty, Missouri, and, previous to her marriage, was a popular and successful teacher at that place.


1928 "History of San Mateo Co. CA" by Roy W. Cloud, pub. by S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. (book qc979.469 C6, Vol.2, CA State Library, Sacramento; FHL book 979.469 H2c and film 1,320,734 items 1-2; and from Joan Chaffin 8/1994)
      Pg.589 contains a biographical sketch of Lawrie M. DUNCAN, of Redwood City, member of well-known contracting firm of Duncan & Russell, born in Hollister, San Benito Co. CA, on 8 Dec. 1888, son of Samuel Duncan, now decd, a native of Scotland and early pioneer of CA, to this state in 1846, one of the best known cattle men of early days. .... (MAD: Lawrie M. Duncan was son of Sampson Duncan b.1839 SCT, son of Robert Duncan and Ann Robertson; reference in Bancroft's "CA Pioneer Register and Index; 1852 Santa Clara Co. CA)


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