Duncans in Washington Co. MD


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

Last revised December 11, 2003

Formed 1776 from Frederick
Allegany formed 1789 from Washington


1790 Washington Co. MD Census
        No Duncan indexed

1800 Washington Co. MD Census
Pg.102  Alexr. Duncan       00101 - 11001
Marsh & Barren Hundred
Pg.167  Geo. Dunkin         10010 - 00200

1810 Washington Co. MD Census
        No Duncan indexed

1820 Washington Co. MD Census (no Duncan indexed)
Hancock, 5th E.D., pg.321
Pg.150  Nancy DUKIN         200100 - 00200

1830-1840 Washington Co. MD Census
        No Duncan indexed

1850 Washington Co. MD Census
2nd District
Pg.115, #263-275, William DUNCAN 50 MD BLACK day laborer
                  Jame (f) 52 MD BLACK
                  Levi 17, Mahala 16 MD BLACK
                  Mary A. 14, Samuel H. 12 MD BLACK

1860 Washington Co. MD Census
Pg.719, #1272-1382, Elizabeth LEOPOLD 69 MD (blank) $100-$25
                  Ellen DUNCAN 35 MD
                  Peter LEOPOLD 33 MD
                  Ellen 9 MD
Pg.978, #544-523, Levi DUNCAN 30 MD BLACK farm laborer $0-$30
                  Mary C. 19 MD MULATTO
                  Ann C. 1 MD MULATTO
                  Mary A. MOORE 19 MD MULATTO
Pg.1020, #902-874, Tobias JOHNSON 57 MD farmer $11,500-$5,500
                  Ruth E. 20, Charles 16 MD
                  Greenbery 14 MD
                  Mary 86 MD
                  Samuel DUNCAN 22 MD BLACK farm laborer

1870 Washington Co. MD Census
Clearspring, MD Dist. No.4
Pg.183, #3-3, DUNCAN, Levi 38 MD BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Sarah 32 MD BLACK keeping house
                  Ann E. 12 MD BLACK at home
                  Susan C. 5 MD BLACK at home
                  Mary A. 3 MD BLACK at home
Pg.210, #6-6, BROIDRICK, Patrick 62 IRE ret. merchant Ret. $16,000-$12,000, parents of foreign birth
                  Margaret 57 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 35 MD at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Joannah (f) 30 VA at home, parents of foreign birth
                  James 22 MD physician, parents of foreign birth
                  BULLIT, Henry 23 VA MULATTO farm laborer
                  Charlotte 22 MD MULATTO domestic ser.
                  WASHINGTON, Edward 12 MD MULATTO domestic ser.
                  McAVOY, Bridget 75 IRE no occupation, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Aaron 40 VA BLACK farm laborer
Funkstown, District 10
Pg.327-328, #154-154, DUNCAN, James 49 MD farm hand $0-$0
                  Loucella (f) 44 MD keeping house
                  William 19 MD farm hand
                  Kessia (f) 17 MD domst. servant
                  Hamilton 15 MD farm hand
                  Margarett 13 MD domst. servant
                  Rachel 11 MD no occupation
                  Luther (m) 9, James E. 7 MD
Pg.328, #155-155, MARTIN, Martha 41 MD keeping house $0-$0
                  Margarett 9 MD
                  Mathias (m) 6 MD
                  DUNCAN, Lavinia 70 MD no occupation
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Frederick Co. MD census)
District 12, P.O. Fairplay
Pg.366, #140-142, GRIMIN? (GRINNIR?), David H. 63 MD well digger $200-$0
                  Lavina 39 MD keeping house
                  Mary 13 MD at home
                  DUNCAN, Mary E. 18 MD at home
                  GRIMIN? (GRINNER?), Osker? J?. 18 MD diver on cawl? boat


Washington Co. MD Probate Records 1777-1918; general index 1777-1850 (FHL film 14,644)
      No Duncan

Washington Co. MD Land Records 1776-1860
      General index 1776-1836 - no Duncan (FHL film 14,597)
      General index 1836-1860 (FHL film 14,598)
      IN#14-341: 1859, Levi Dunean? (Duncan?) to Prather, Reitzell, B/S (books after 1850 not on film)


JAMES DUNCAN, wife Temperance, Rev. Pension Application S-42681, PA (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863)
      Applied 14 April 1818; age 66, of Henderson Twp, Huntingdon Co. PA; enlisted 1776 as private in Capt. William Heiser's Co. in German Battalion under Col. Hooseacre and Lt. Col. Hasker; in winter quarters at the Valley Forge; served 3 years; discharge lost when he was removing from Frederick Town to Kragers Town in MD.
      Statement 16 Aug. 1820; original pension #2909; age 67; blacksmith; wife Temperance aged 55 years; now farming on a place rented upon shares (1/3 to landlord) by himself but crops are small & not adequate for support of himself & wife. Statement 16 Aug. 1820 by John Shorthill, acquaintance. Owes Joseph Dorland, Henry Clapbough, John Yoaun?, Peter Hess, Alexander McCall, Alexander McConnell, Samuel Steel, Stewart Steel, William Corben, John Fee, C. Garber, Wm. Jackson, Peter Swoope, Isaac Dorland, David Reec.
      Died Aug. 29, 1832.
      Click here for a more extensive extract from the pension file.


Early Duncans in Washington Co. MD:
      James Duncan, 19 July 1776, enrolled in Capt. Henry Hardman's Return, Flying Camp papers, in Frederick Co., Upper Dist., Washington Co. (pg.51); James Duncan, 23 Oct. 1776, Pvt. on roll of Capt. William Heyser, German Regiment (pg.264); James Duncan, 16 July 1779, discharged from Lt. Col. Ludwick Weltner's Co. German Regiment (pg.203 and 264); from Vol.XVIII, Muster Rolls & Other Records of Service of MD Troops in the American Rev. 1775-1783, Archives of Maryland.
      (MAD: from FHL book 975.2 B4m and film 1,688,662, also on line at http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/; similar references also on pgs.223, 228, 233, 236 of "The PA-German in the Settlement of MD" by Daniel Wunderlich Nead, FHL book 975.2 F2n, from Joyce Colliflower 1988) (MAD: James Duncan of Huntingdon Co. PA, had Rev. War pension)


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