Duncans in Hampden Co. MA


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

Last revised August 21, 2007

Formed 1812 from Hampshire


1820 Hampden Co. MA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1830 Hampden Co. MA Census
Pg.144  Charles Dunkin      0120,001  -  0001,001

1840 Hampden Co. MA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Hampden Co. MA Census
Pg.124, #1901-2075, Elizabeth B. DUNKAN 38 MA $1500
                  Emmerson A. (m) 13, Edward H. 11 MA
Pg.152, #1111, Samuel WADE 40 NH laborer & others
                  Samuel DUNHAN 21 MA machinest
                  & other men
                  Sarah DUNHAM 19, Julia 17 MA
                  & other females
Pg.162, #2351, Orrin FULLER 48 MA farmer & family
                  Samuel DUNICAN 19 MA laborer & other laborers
Pg.293, #413-424, Wm. E. DUNCAN 32 MA farmer $2500
                  Sarah M. 28 MA
                  Walter H. 7, Sarah D. 5 MA
                  Wm. THOMPSON 18 MA farmer
                  Ezekiel BOYDEN 56 MA farmer

1860 Hampden Co. MA Census
Pg.6, #56-61, James S. DUNCAN 48 Nova Scotia harness maker $0-$100
                  Martha H. 45 MA
                  Wilbur F. 14 OH
                  Frances A.E. (f) 4 MA
Pg.125, #960-1036, Boarding house
                  George M. DUNCAN 19 VT clerk in counting room
Pg.250, #1980-2138, George DUNCAN 51 SCT carriage painter $0-$30
                  Mary 42 ENG
                  George H. 16 ENG laborer
Pg.306, #2417-2619, Nancy HOLMAN 47 CT boarding house keeper
                  Eddie 9 MA
                  (& boarders)
                  Allice DUCON 24 IRE servant
                  (& other servants)
Pg.720, #200-220, W.E. DUNCAN (m) 42 MA cordwainer $3000-$200
                  Sarah M. 38 MA
                  W.H. (m) 17 MA weaver
                  Sarah D. (f) 15 MA weaver
                  Willie B. (m) 9 MA
                  Ezekiel BOZREN? 67 MA idiotic
Pg.918, #761-925, Michael DENCAN 40 IRE farmer $1500-$500
                  Ann 40 IRE
                  Ira? (m) 13 MA
                  Mary 11 MA
                  Ashley DARNAS 22 MA powder makr $0-$0
Pg.1235, #2467-3189, Moses R?. KNOPP 62 RI tinner $0-$100
                  Hannah N. 49 RI
                  Crawford A. 23, Lucy 24 RI
                  Emma J. 20 RI
                  James DUNKIN 23 VT merchant $0-$0
                  Nancy J. 23 RI
                  Ida (f) 2 MA
                  George N. KNAPP 1 MA

1870 Hampden Co. MA Census
Agawam Twp.
Pg.20, #296-316, DENISON, Andrew 53 CT farmer $4,000-$700
                  Lucy 53 PA keeping house
                  Charles 28 CT gardener
                  Hattie 22 NY clerk in fancy store
Pg.95, #358-395, PHELPS, Chas. H. 32 NH cuts garments $0_$500
                  Sarah E. 35 MA keeps house
                  Clarence E. 9 MA at home
                  Hattie L. 5/12 MA at home b.Dec.
                  DARNON? (DUNSON??), John 23 MA druggist $0-$1500
                  CUTTER, Henry 22 MA druggist's clerk
                  HOLBROOK, J.E. (m) 30 CT machinest $0-$1,000
                  BORAY, Lucy 24 VT domestic
Pg.407, #228-256, MAXWELL, Alex H. 57 MA farmer $6000-$2000
                  Linda 55 MA keepg. house
                  Martin R. 15 MA works on farm
Pg.407, #229-257 (MAXWELL), En?. L. (m) 50 MA farmer $2500-$500
                  Julia A. 49 CT keepg. house
                  En?. A. (m) 11 MA
                  DANSON, William 13 MA works on farm
Pg.407, #229-258, MOULTON, Ruth 55 MA keepg. house
                  Ellen 15 MA at home
Pg.442, #148-141, DUNCAN, William 52 MA shoe maker $1500-$300
                  Sarah M. 48 MA keeps house
                  DUNCAN, William B. 14 MA laborer
                  HALE, Frank 30 MA laborer
                  STAFFORD, Charles E?. 35? VT in paper mill
Pg.477, #626-681, DUNCAN, Charles W. 62 NY farmer $1600-$630
                  DUNCAN, Mary M. 58? (38?) NH keeping house
                  Eliza 16 MA at home
                  CLARK, James 15 MA at home
                  Anna 11, Charles 7 MA at school
                  (MAD: Charles W. not N., but see Charles N. in 1860 Tolland Co. CT census)
Springfield, Ward 2
Pg.123, #454-611, WASHINGTON, Payton 30 VA BLACK paper coller shop? $7,000-$2,000?
                  Martha 26 VA BLACK keeping house
                  William H. 4-1/2 MA BLACK at home b.Jan.
                  many othrs, including
                  DUNCAN, Amanda 30 MA MULATTO domestic servant
Springfield, Ward 3
Pg.190-191, #708-1090, FRENCH, Hiram M. 43 MA landlord & family & many others
                  DUNHAM, Ed. F. 30 CT gold chain shop?
                  Ann 31 CT milliner
                  Frank 7 CT at school
                  (and many others)
                  DUNCAN, Ed. W. 22 ENG segar maker
                  (& others)
Springfield, Ward 5
Pg.236, #74-93, DUNAKIN, James 35 VT works machine shop $0-$0
                  Eliza J. 33 RI keeping house
                  Emery K. 29 RI teamster
                  Abby H. 8, Idella 6 MA at school
                  James F?. 3 MA at home
                  SMITH, Catherine 69 VT no occupation
Pg.423, #668-1061, DUNIKEN, Samuel 69 MA farm laborer $500-$200
                  Lydia 59 MA keeping house
Pg.428, #853-1149, DUNAKIN, Samuel 38 VT farm laborer $0-$0
                  Julia 28 MA keeping house
                  Rosa 10, Etta 5 MA attending school
                  Charles 1 MA at home
Pg.485-487, #150-152, MEGUIRE, William 31 IRE farm laborer $600-$900
                  & many people, domestics, and then "at school" (pg.487)
                  DUNCAN, Theodora (f) 21 NY at school


"Record of the Massachusetts volunteers, 1861-1865" (anonymous); pub. Boston: The Adjutant-General under a resolve of the General Court, 1868-1870, 1886 pgs. (LH12744; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL books 974.4 M2mar v.1-2 pt.1-3 and film 1,321,031 items 1-2)
      Pg.299: Forty-Sixth Regiment Infantry, M.V.M. (Nine Months), Company H.
         Duncan, Walter H., age 19, Palmer, Oct. 15, '62, July 29, 1863, expiration of service. (MAD: Hampden Co.)
      Vol.II, pg.118: Tenth Regiment Infantry, M.V. (Three Years), Company F.
         Duncan, George H., age 19, Springfield, June 21, '61, July 1, 1864, expiration of service. (MAD: Hampden Co.)
      Vol.II, pg.872: Fifty-Fifty Regiment Infantry, M.V. (Three Years), Company C
         Duncan, Owen, age 30, (bounty: see 54th Regiment Infantry), Springfield, Aug. 17, '64, Aug. 29, 1865, expiration of service. (MAD: Hampden Co.)

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, Walter H.; E 57 & H 46 Mass. Inf.; 1865 Oct. 30, Invalid Appl. #94378, Cert. #73700. (MAD: 1850 Hampden Co. MA census)

HISTORIES before 1923

"The Fifty-Seventh Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion : Army of the Potomac" by John Anderson; pub. Boston, Mass.: E.B. Stillings & Co., printers, 1896, 553 pgs. (LH12683; HeritageQuest 5/2007)
      Pg.262: The Fifty-Seventh ... following is a list of enlisted men killed, wounded and missing: Wounded: W.H. Duncan, Pvt., Co.E. (MAD: Walter H. Duncan, from other records; Hampden Co. MA)

"Biographical review : this volume contains biographical sketches of the leading citizens of Hampden County, Massachusetts." by Fred H Allis, Julius J Estey, L N Hawley, D Sherman, et al; pub. Boston: Biographical Review Pub. Co., 1895, 1140 pgs. (LH4787; HeritageQuest 4/2007; FHL book 974.426 D3b pt.1-2 and film 496,791)
      Pg.233-234: Benjamin M. Hastings, born March 11, 1870, ... in town of Southwick ... Mr. Hastings was united in marriage, April 19, 1893, to Miss Nellie J. Cook, a native of Southfield, Berkshire County, Mass., born March 6, 1874, a daughter of Charles M. and Belle (Duncan) Cook. Her parents are esteemed residents of Westfield, where Mr. Cook is engaged in carpentering and building. ...
      Pg.454: Charles Paine, a successful merchant tailor, long established in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., was born in the neighboring city of Worcester, February 17, 1823. His father was Wales Paine, son of Rufus Paine. The grandfather lived in Worcester during the greater part of his life and was probably a soldier of the Revolution. Wales Paine was born in Worcester, and when he was old enough he went to sea, and at one time held the rank of mate in the merchant marine service. He was also a soldier, serving in the War of 1812. At the close of this exciting time in the country's history he returned to Worcester, and carried on a farm till his death, which took place in 1835, when he was about 48 years of age. Wales Paine married Miss Nancy Duncan, daughter of Samuel Duncan, who was a Revolutionary patriot, and whose ancestry belonged to the early settlers of Massachusetts. They had a family of five children ... Charles Paine, of this sketch, was the youngest. Their mother lived to an advanced age,her death occurring at 95 years.

"History of the town of Palmer, Massachusetts : early known as the Elbow Tract : including records of the plantation, district and town, 1716-1889" (Hampden Co.) by J.H. Temple; pub. Palmer, Mass.: The town, 1889, 69 pgs. (LH6541; HeritageQuest 5/2007)
      Pg.16, Inscriptions from the Palmer cemetery: Sarah M. Duncan, d. Jan. 20, 1890, ae.68.

"Sketches of the old inhabitants and other citizens of old Springfield [Massachusetts] of the present century : and its historic mansions of 'ye olden tyme' : with one hundred and twenty-four illustrations and sixty autographs" (Hampden Co. MA) by Charles Wells Chapin; pub. Springfield, Mass.: Press of Springfield Print. and Binding Co., 1893, 429 pgs. (LH12832; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL book 974.426/S1 D3c and film 1,320,672 item 8)
      Pg.91-94: HON. JAMES BYERS was born at New York, in 1771. Early in his life he engaged in mercantile business, having a store on the "Hill," near the Armory grounds. In January, 1800, he was appointed postmaster of Springfield ... He was paymaster and military storekeeper at the U.S. Armory, from October 1, 1803, to November 2, 1811, ... In February, 1800, he married Sophia Dwight. She was born September 4, 1776, and died February 23, 1803, aged 27 years. He married for a second wife Widow Sarah Duncan, nee Brown (daughter of William Brown and Ann Boucher), previously wife of Robert Duncan, of Boston. An adopted daughter, Angelina Thayer, married Jotham W. Post, of New York. Mr. Byers died February 22, 1854, aged 83 years. His father, Captain James Byers, died November 2, 1811, aged 70 years. (MAD: Boston, Suffolk Co. MA)

"History of Knox County, Illinois : its cities, towns and people" by Albert J. Perry; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1912, 2055 pgs. (LH4505, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.349 D3pe v.1&2 and film 934,994 items 1-2)
      Vol.1, pg.273: 51st Infantry, Company C, Privates: Duncan, Rufus H., Knoxville, e. Sept. 20, 1861, pris., m.o. March 15, 1865.
      Vol.2 pg.647-648: Hon. Edward J. King, born in Springfield, Massachusetts, July 1, 1867, ... John A. King, the father of Edward J. King, was born in Connecticut, Suffield, in early manhood to Springfield, Massachusetts; in that state he wedded Alice L. Houghton, a native of Massachusetts and a daughter of Albert and Louise (Rolph) Houghton ... They were the parents of the following children: Edward, who died at Sacramento, California, about 1906; Alice L., the wife of John A. King; Elizabeth, who married Charles Mead, of Springfield; Mrs. George Duncan, afterwards intermarried with Frank Fisher, a widow; Annie, the wife of Walter Fogg, of Springfield, Massachusetts; Emma, the wife of Frank Leonard; and Martha, the wife of George Wallace, of Suffield, Connecticut. Mr. and Mrs. John A. King began domestic life in Springfield, Masachusetts, and about 1870 removed to Hamburg, Iowa, in 1877 to Galesburg ... for ten years a grain business in Chicago. ... (MAD: Springfield, Hampden Co. MA)


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