Duncans in Tehama Co. CA


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

Last revised April 21, 2008

Formed 1856 from Colusa, Butte, Shasta


1860 Tehama Co. CA Census
Tehama Twp.
Pg.945, #740, H. DUNCAN (m) 25 IL blacksmith $400-$3000
                  Sarah 24 IRE
                  Bej. (m) 3 CA
Pg.946, #741, James DUNCAN 40 IL teamster $0-$0
                  Wm. GULLIFORD 22 ENG teamster $0-$1500
                  J.I?. SNIDER (m) 25 PA teamster
                  Wm. HUBBARD 35 PA
                  John CRUSS? 24 KY
                  (MAD: 1850 Clinton Co. IL census)

1870 Tehama Co. CA Census (all pages start #1-#1)
Red Bluff City
Pg.175, #1-1, CRANDALL, Chas. 30 OH saddler $2100-$1250, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, James 32 SCT saddler, parents of foreign birth
Tehama Twp.
Pg.195, #1-1, DUNCAN, Saml. C. 44 PA teamster $0-$600
                  H.E. (f) 47 OH at home
                  (no children)


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, Alice; 32 years, Tehama Co., died 3/15/21; 21-13246
      Duncan, Elizabet C.; spouse M.; 54 years, Tehama Co., died 4/14/32; 32-24442
      Duncan, William A.; 11 years, Tehama Co., died 9/26/21; 21-36947


"Report of the Selective Service Administration of California" 1922, pages 372-373 (Placerville FHC book)
      Name, City and County (MAD: have added county in parenthesis if different from city)
      Duncan, Neil Emerson, Tehama Co.

HISTORIES before 1923

"A Memorial and biographical history of Northern California : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time : together with glimpses of its prospective future, full-page portraits of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of to-day." by John B Montgomery, W A Bartlett, J S Missroon, Wm L Todd; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1891, 871 pgs. (LH10557, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; also FHL films 1,598,152 item 2 and 468,756 item 3 and 1,000,098 item 1; CA State Library book qc979.41 M5a; also Placerville library)
      Pg.529: GEORGE G. WINTER, of Red Bluff, was born in Prussia, February 21, 1832, the son of Prussian parents ... in September, 1852, he was accompanied by his sister to America. In Baltimore, MD, for 3 years, then to California, landing in San Francisco Sept. 10, 1855. ... Tehama Co. until spring 1861, then Shasta Co. until 1864, finally in Red Bluff where he has resided with his family since 1877. In 1861 Mr. Winter married Miss Mary Gates, a native of TN. They have had eight children, six of whom are living, viz.: Frederica, born in Shasta, October 27, 1862, is the wife of James B. Duncan, of Red Bluff; Louis, also born in Shasta, January 25, 1864; Martha Belle, born in Red Bluff, October 11, 1865, is a successful teacher ....
      Pg.571: WILLIAM DUNCAN came to Red Bluff in 1875, and is a prominent horticulturist of this place. He is one of the many intelligent and thrifty sons whom Scotland has furnished the United States to develop her resources ... Mr. Duncan's parents, George and Christina Duncan, were natives of Scotland, and the father was a gardener. To this business William was reared, working at it first in Scotland and afterward in England. Mr. Duncan emigrated to the United States in 1848, and located in Iowa, where he purchased a farm of two hundred acres. This he improved by building, etc., and resided there until 1875, carrying on gardening, raising stock, and also keeping a dairy. Mr. Duncan had made a visit to Tehama County, California, in 1870, and was much pleased with the country and the climate. In 1875, as already stated at the beginning of this sketch, he came to Red Bluff, and has since made it his home. He purchased 300 acres of land adjoining the city, and for three years conducted a dairy. He planted sixty acres of the rich bottom land ... set out a vineyard ... His shipment this year (1890) amounts to two tons of dried seedless Sultana grapes and ten tons of raisins. ... He has built a large residence, overlooking Red Bluff and affording a fine view of the Sacramento River. In 1852 Mr. Duncan married Miss Margaret Brownlee, a native of Canada. Their union has been blessed with ten children, five sons and five daughters, namely: Frank W., who is at present in the employ of the Rock Island Railway Company; Isabel, wife of W.R. Hall, the efficient County Clerk of Tehama County; Christiana M., wife of Thomas Hardie, resides in Iowa; Mary, who lived to be twenty-seven years of age and died at the home of her parents in Red Bluff; James Brownlee; Minnie; Will E., who resides in Sanger, California, and is superintendent of the sash and door department in the Sanger mill; George W., Florence E. and Maurice W. Mrs. Hall, before her marriage, was an accomplished school-teacher and held a life diploma. Miss Florence is the affable and obliging deputy at the Red Bluff postoffice. The family are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Duncan has been a life-long Republican. .... (MAD: 1850 and 1860 Scott Co. IA census)
      Pg.622-623: WILLIAM ROBERT HALL, Clerk of Tehama County, CA, was born in Sacramento city on October 11, 1853 ... Mr. Hall was united in marriage on the 31st day of December, 1889, to Miss Agnes Isabel Duncan, a native of Iowa, daughter of William Duncan, of Red Bluff. She came to California with her parents in 1875, and completed an unfinished education in the State Normal School, at San Jose, California, and engaged in teaching school in Tehama County. In 1884, she was offered the position of second assistant in the Red Bluff High School, and filled that position until she was married to Mr. Hall. ...


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