Duncans in Tuolumne Co. CA


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

Last revised July 30, 2008

Original county formed 1850
Stanislaus formed 1854 from Tuolumne
Lake formed 1861 from Tuolumne


1850 Tuolumne Co. CA Census
Pg.133, #728, L. DUNCAN (m) 29 Missouri miner
                  with other miners
Pg.155, #1068, T.N. DUNCAN (m) 30 GA miner
                  with other miners
Pg.162, #1189, A.H. DUNCAN (m) 27 Maine miner
                  with other miners

1860 Tuolumne Co. CA Census
Pg.261, #1356-1249, Warren RAINS 25 OH miner
                  A.H. DUNCAN (m) 37 MS? (Mx?) miner $0-$500
                  (MAD: 1870 Coos Co. OR census, b. Maine)
Pg.266, #1424-1292, William BELL 35 TN lumberman $500-$2000
                  C?.G. RODDIN (m) 35 MI lumberman $500-$2000
                  A.C.C. RAWLINS (m) 27 NH laborer
                  Robert 25, Girard 30 NH teamsters
                  T.H. DUNCAN (m) 32 TN lumberman $0-$500
                  Thomas WILSON 40 TN laborer
                  John RUSSILL 30 MI laborer
                  James McDADE 35 IRE laborer
Pg.266, #1425-1293, W.W. DUNCAN (m) 30 MO teamster $0-$1000
                  Frank GASPER 29 Switzerland teamster $0-$3000
Pg.305, #2075-2007, John ALEXANDER 32 SCT farmer
                  Henry DUNCAN 25 ENG farm laborer
Pg.348, #2889-2773, Jacob DUNCAN 33 VA miner $0-$1000
                  Malinda C. 20 AR
                  Laura M. 3, Charles 1, Andrew J. 2/12 CA
                  (MAD: 1870 Mendocino Co. CA census)
Pg.398, #3777-3614, Henry DUNCAN 35 PA miner $0-$800
                  E.M. FIELD (m) 31 NY miner
Pg.475, #5016-4764, C.A?. BILTHER? 59 NC quartz miner $0-$10,000
                  David DUNCAN 35 SCT same $0-$1,000
                  James REISE 38 PA same laborer $0-$0
Pg.496, #142-131, James DUNCAN 32 PA miner $0-$0 (alone)

1870 Tuolumne Co. CA Census
Chinese Camp P.O., Township 3
Pg.380, #1966-866, DUNCAN, Thomas 42 PA farm laborer $100-$500
                  Mary 40 PA keeping house
                  (no children)
Big Oak Flat P.O., Township 4
Pg.405, #2645-1068, DUNCAN, S.A. (m) 34 ME ("Maine") Trainebey?? $200-$50
                  M.A. (f) 30 ME keeping house
                  M.A. (f) 9, Maria (f) 8 CA at home
                  Thomas 5 CA at home
                  Samuel 1 CA
                        (MAD: ?? Silburns Duncan, wife Mary E., 1860 Hennepin Co. MN census, but see 1870 McLeod Co. MN 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, David M.; 75 years, Tuolumne Co., died 2/4/35; 35-12956
      Duncan, Nina J.; spouse G.W.; 67 years, Tuolumne Co., died 8/11/36; 36-51645


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, James H.; H 6 Calif. Inf.; 1892 Jan. 14, Invalid Appl. #1084883, Cert. #1085231, Calif; remarks C2514928. (MAD: ? 1860 San Joaquin Co. CA; enlisted 13 March 1863 at Columbia (Tuolumne Co.), CA; Union Army, 1st Sergt, Co.H 6th Inf. Reg. CA)


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