Duncans in New Haven Co. CT


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

Last revised June 23, 2010

Formed 1666, Original County
Middlesex formed 1785 from Hartford, New London, New Haven


1790-1800 New Haven Co. CT Census
        No Duncan indexed

1810 New Haven Co. CT Census
Pg.716  James Duncan      00011    - 10(1?)00

1820-1830 New Haven Co. CT Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 New Haven Co. CT Census
Pg.304  Martin Dunkin     1100,101 - 2121,001

1850 New Haven Co. CT Census
Pg.49, #186-248, Alexander DUNCAN 28 SCT mechanic in hotel
New Haven City
Pg.166, #649-967, Edwin HUBBARD 63 CT paperer & family
                  Lucius DUNCAN 20 LA student & other students
Pg.215, #1237-1829, Julia? CAGAN 50 IRE & family & others
                  Catharine DUNCAN 3 IRE
Pg.267, #1813-2691, Mary E. DUNCAN 48 NY
                  John N. 23 LA laborer
                  Rosea E. (f) 18, Lawson 16 LA
                  Alexander 14 LA
                  & 2 blacks
                  (MAD: ? widow of John Nicholas Duncan and dau.-in-law of Abner Lawson Duncan of Baton Rouge Par. LA; ? 1860 Jefferson Co. KY census; Rosa Elizabeth Duncan, b. 12/3/1831 New Orleans, LA, mar. 7/7/1853 New Haven, CT, to William Preston Johnston, from pg.235, "The Prestons of Smithfield and Greenfield in VA, descendants of John and Elizabeth (Patton) Preston through five generatons" by John Frederick Dorman, 1982, FHL book 929.273 P926dj)
Pg.325, #2518-3606, Geo. ALLING 29 CT lumber dealer $5500
                  Mary E. 24 NY
                  Charles E. 4 CT
                  Catharine DUNCAN 14 IRE
Pg.330, #2575-3676, Edward E. HUGGINS 40 CT
                  Susan M. 33 NY
                  Edward C. 12, Julia W. 10, Jesse 8 CT
                  Susan C. 3, Sarah L. 6 CT
                  Rosa DUNCAN 10/12 CT
                  Mary BILBON 40 ENG, Marcella 28 IRE

1860 New Haven Co. CT Census
New Haven Ward 2
Pg.185, #1795-2886, James A. DUNCAN 37 ENG engraver $0-$200
                  Rhoda 24 NY
                  Catharine 6 CT
                  Mary BRADLEY 30 NY
                  John L. 7, Ella 10 CT
New Haven Ward 6
Pg.885, #188-213, Samuel ROOT 30 CT machinist $0-$1000
                  Maria 27 CT
                  Charles 24 CT machinest $0-$1000
                  Almyra KEENE (f) 51 CT house keeper
                  Laura DUNCAN 24 CT artist
Pg.1187, #706-801, A. DUNCAN (m) 34 SCT machinist $1500-$300
                  Calista (f) 28 CT
                  Carrie 1 CT
                  Geo. W. LANE 24 CT laborer $0-$0
                  Ann N. 22 CT
                  Mary J. 19 CT
                  S.G. NORTH (m) 16 CT laborer $0-$0
Pg.1226, #892-1018, John W. HALL 74 CT (blank) $0-$0
                  Polly 72 CT
                  Mary Ann 41, Clarissa 40 CT
                  Patrick DUNCAN? (DUNAVON?) 19 IRE laborer $0-$0
                  Mary 17 IRE

1870 New Haven Co. CT Census
1st Ward, City of New Haven
Pg.21, #176-167, DUNCAN, Jas. A. 36 SCT engineer $0-$400, parents of foreign birth
                  Rhoda A. 35 NY keeping house
                  Kate J. 15 CT at home, father of foreign birth
                  and many others, in scientific School
                  DUNCAN, Archie? (m) 65? SCT at home parents of foreign birth
                  & others "at home"
3rd Ward New Haven
Pg.221, #480-657, DUNCAN, James 38 SCT laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Maria 45 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  REILLY, James 40 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
Pg.283, #1304-1745, DUNCAN, James 38 Nova Scotia house carpenter $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Martha 35 NS keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  William A. 7 NS at school, parents of foreign birth
                  Thomas R. 6 NS at school, parents of foreign birth
                  Phebe A. 2 MA at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Charles 9/12 CT b.Sept. at home, parents of foreign birth
4th Ward New Haven
Pg.329, #93-104, RILEY, Edward U. 46 CT apothecary $5000
                  Harriet 34 MA keeping house
                  Florence 14, Hattie (f) 8 CT at school
                  RILEY, Alice 6 CT at school
                  Frederick 3 CT at home
                  SERENETON?, Lillie 18 CT at home
                  DENSEN, Bridget 25 IRE servant, parents of foreign birth
Pg.29, #205-251, DUNCAN, M. John 41 IRE merchant? $0-$4000, parents of foreign birth
                  A. Elizabeth 40 IRE housekeeping, parents of foreign birth
                  Fanny (f) 19 NY at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Alida (f) 13 NY at school, parents of foreign birth
                  BRADLEY, C. Francis (m) 22 CT merchant $0-$8,000
Pg.321, #118-170, LANE, Sylvester 24 CT gas fitter $0-$0
                  Mary C. 22 CT keeping house
                  Sylvester 1 CT
                  DUNCAN, Alex 43 SCT gas fitter $8,000-$5,000, parents of foreign birth
                  Harriet 38 CT keeping house
                  Jane 11 CT at home, father of foreign birth
Pg.392, #1037-1399, LOGAN, Thos. 46 SCT moulder $0-$800, parents of foreign birth
                  Margt. 41 SCT house keeping, parents of foreign birth
                  Danil?. (m) 21 NY mechanic, parents of foreign birth
                  Jennie E. 20 CT parents of foreign birth
                  & others, including
                  DUNCAN, Chas. (m) 21 CT (blank)
Orange Parish, Town of Orange
Pg.598, #125-133, TREAT, Merrett E. (m) 36 CT farmer $0-$3,000
                  Helen? (Thelen?) J. (f) 30 CT keeping house
                  JOHNSON, Mehitable (f) 61 CT domestic servant
                  DUNCAN, Henry 19 SCT farm laborer, parents of foreign birth
2nd Ward Waterbury
Pg.759, #149-202, DUNCAN, William 35 IRE day laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Ellen 32 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  John 5 CT at home, parents of foreign birth
                  James 3 CT at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 1 CT at home, parents of foreign birth
                  NOONAN, Morris (m) 27 IRE silver plater, parents of foreign birth
                  William 24 IRE stainfier??, parents of foreign birth
                  KILMARTIVER?, Thomas 23 IRE silver plater, parents of foreign birth
                  HENNESSEY, James 22 IRE silver roller, parents of foreign birth
                  Maggie 24 IRE at home, parents of foreign birth


"Vital records of New Haven [Connecticut], 1649-1850" by Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. Connecticut Society, 1917 (Internet Archives 4/5/2010)
      Pg.510: Married New Haven October 11 1827 Alexander Duncan of Canandaigua, N.Y., to Sarah Butler of Providence R.I. By Harry Croswell Rector of Trinity Church New Haven Conn. (MAD: Canandaigua, Ontario Co. NY)
      Pg.523: New Haven Jany. 6th 1831. The Subscriber as Minister of the Gospel Married Rice Hotchkifs to Fanny Duncan. John Pratt.
      Pg.537: New Haven Jany. 18th, 1832. I hereby certify that on the 24th day of September, 1831, I duly solemnized the rite of matrimony between Garnett Duncan Esqr. of Louisville, Ky. & Caroline E. Shipman of New Haven, Ct. John S. Stone Afsociate Rector of Trinity church New Haven. (MAD: Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY)
      (Part 2) Pg.639: Deaths 1829: Sept. 13, John E. Duncan, age 16, from Dysenteria, Yale Coll. Society
      Pg.947: Marriages in Christs Church New Haven 1844: June 6, Patrick Duncan to Bridget Kinsale.
      Pg.1057: James A. Duncan and Rhoda A. Bronson both of New Haven were married by me on the 6th of September 1853. S.W.S. Dutton.


"Record of service of Connecticut men in the army and navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion" by George S. Burnham; pub. Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1889, 1084 pgs. (LH11493; HeritageQuest 4/7/2007; FHL fiche 6,082,893)
      Pg.710: 20th Regiment Infantry, Company H. Private, Duncan, John N., Derby, Aug.30,'62, Sep.8,'62, Wd. and cap'd May 3, '63, Chancellorsville, Va. Par. May 14, '63. M.o. (MAD: Derby, New Haven Co. CT)

"Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations, (infantry, cavalry, and artillery,) in the service of the United States, 1861-1865 : with additional enlistments, casualties, &c., &c., and brief summaries, showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries" by Connecticut Adjutant General's Office; pub. Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, 933 pgs. (LH13562; HeritageQuest 4/7/2007 & 4/9/2007; FHL film 1,033,670 item 1 and fiche 6,082,887)
      Pg.738: 20th Regiment Infantry, C.V., Co.H, Privates: Duncan, John N., residence Derby, mustered Aug.30 1862, remarks: Wd. May 3, '63. Mustered out June 13, '65. (MAD: New Haven Co. CT)

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, Alfred L., widow Duncan, Melissa C.; H 9 NJ Inf.; 1883 April 26, Invalid Appl. #481631, Cert. #655880, NJ; 1904 Feb. 18, Widow Appl. #800284, Cert. #581064, NY. (MAD: 1900 index, Brooklyn Wd.9, Kings Co. NY; 1880 pg.497D Meriden, New Haven Co. CT; 1870 pg.531, Wd.16 13th E.D. New York, NY; ? 1860 pg.296, Wd.1 Div.2, New York, NY)

HISTORIES before 1923

"The town and city of Waterbury, Connecticut : from the aboriginal period to the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five" (New Haven Co. CT) by Sarah J. Prichard & others; pub. New Haven: Price & Lee, 1896, 2413 pgs. (LH4176, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Vol.3 pg.915: The Roman Catholic Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society. The organization of the Waterbury Roman Catholic ... society was one of the gratifying results of a mission given early in 1860 by Paulist Fathers of New York city ... the first officers were ... On February 22, 1885, the society celebrated its 25th anniversary, the committee in charge of the event being ... William Duncan. The secretary of the committee, Mr. Duncan, submitted a financial report ...

"Illustrated popular biography of Connecticut" by J.A. Spalding; pub. Hartford, Conn.: J. A. Spalding, 1891, 374 pgs. (LH4164, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 974.6 D3s v.1&2 and film 1,000,147 item 5 for v.1)
      Pg.142: JERE D. EGGLESTON, Meriden; physician and surgeon. Dr. Eggleston was born in Long Meadow, Mass., October 28, 1853 .... His father was Jere D. Eggleston, who died when the subject of this sketch was in infancy. The death of Dr. Eggleston's mother followed while he was still a youth, leaving him dependent upon himself. He is a son-in-law of the Hon. Thomas Duncan of Windsor. He married the oldest daughter of that gentleman, Miss Libbie Duncan, in 1881. There have been four children as the result of the union, three of whom are now living. ... (MAD: Meriden, New Haven Co. CT; Windsor, Hartford Co. CT)

"An historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut, and men who have made it : from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation : a century of Meriden, "the silver city," issued as the official souvenir history by authority of the general committee at the centennial celebration, June 10 to 16, 1906" (New Haven Co.) by C. Bancroft Gillespie; pub. Meriden, Conn.: Journal Pub. Co., 1906, 1236 pgs. (LH3735, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 974.67/M1 H2g and film 1,425,594 item 3)
      Pg.244-246: JERE DEWEY EGGLESTON ... physician ... born in Longmeadow, Mass., October 28, 1853, his parents being Jere D. and Louisa (Carew) Eggleston ... May 18, 1881, Dr. Eggleston was married to Elizabeth C. Duncan, of Poquonnock, Windsor, Conn., a native of Poquonnock and the daughter of one of its former prominent citizens and manufacturers, Thomas Duncan, who was a native of Scotland, where he came from distinguished Scotch ancestry. The following children have been born to them: Robert D., born March 7, 1882; Ralph B., born November, 1884, and died March 19, 1886; Jeannette L., born April 18, 1887; Arthur J., born November 19, 1890 and Jere Dudley, born May 29, 1894. .... (MAD: Windsor, Hartford Co. CT)

"Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale College : with annals of the college history" (MAD: Yale University, New Haven, CT) by Franklin Bowditch Dexter; pub. New York: H. Holt and Co., 1885-1912, 4752 pgs. (LH12745, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL films 1,486,598 to 1,486,600)
      Vol.II, Pg.319: Annals, 1752-1753: William Wickham ... being the only one of the class of 1753 ... he retired permanently to Goshen, where he resided until his death in 1813. His will, bearing date November 3, 1812, was proved on April 21, 1814. ... Orange County ... his only surviving child, General George Duncan Wickham, ... he also had two daughters, one of whom married Jonathan Burrall, and the other married a Morris. He married Sarah Duncan in 1768 (license dated February 24); she was living in 1793, but died before him. AUTHORITIES: J.W. Gott, MS. Letter, 1889. Lamb, Hist. of N.Y. City, ii, 32, 300. N.Y. Marriage Licenses, 458. Sedgwick, Life of Livingston, 151-52. (MAD: Goshen, Orange Co. NY; mar. New York City)


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