Duncans in Cumberland Co. ME


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

Last revised November 4, 2009

Formed 1760 from York
Oxford formed 1805 from York, Cumberland
Franklin formed 1838 from Cumberland
Androscoggin formed 1854 from Cumberland, Oxford, Kennebec


1790-1810 Cumberland Co. ME Census
        No Duncan indexed

1820 Cumberland Co. ME Census
Pg.208  John Duncan         110010     - 20110

1830 Cumberland Co. ME Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Cumberland Co. ME Census
Pg.114  Charles C. Duncan   1000,1     - 0000,1000,1

1850 Cumberland Co. ME Census
Pg.349, #574-652, Thomas DUNCAM? (DUNEAN?) 28 IRE laborer
                  Hannah DUNEVAN 25 IRE
                  Eliza 2, Dennis 1 ME
                  (MAD: name perhaps Dunean, probably should be Dunevan)
Portland Ward 7
Pg.236, #200-267, Chas. C. DUNCAN 36 Nova Scotia mariner
                  Susan L. 37 ME
                  Jane 5, Louis 1/12 ME

1860 Cumberland Co. ME Census
Pg.124, #922-994, William DUNCAN 50 SCT papermaker $0-$50
                  Margret 43 SCT
Portland Ward 5
Pg.213, #79-109, James R. HAWKES 40 ME house joiner $1700-0
                  Mary 32 ME
                  Martha R. 45 ME (blank) $1500-$0
                  Henrietta DUNCAN (m) 21 ME
                  Henri (m) 35 FRance French teacher $0-$0
Portland Ward 7
Pg.478, #1810-2306, Charles C. DUNCAN 50 NS laborer $0-$0
                  Susan S. 48 ME
                  Jennie (f) 15 ME
Portland Ward 1
Pg.857, #1750-2553, John DUNCAN 39 SCT cabinet maker $0-$100
                  Mary 36 SCT
Pg.857, #1750-2554, William DUNCAN 41 SCT cabinet maker $0-$0
                  Elizabeth 39 SCT
                  Lizzie C. (f) 1 ME
Pg.405, #215-234, Emma MERVILL (f) 74 ME (blank) $2000-$200
                  Joshua Jr. (m) 52 ME farmer
                  Mary S. 45 ME
                  Jane E. DUNCAN 30 NS ("Nova Scotia") servant
                  (MAD: no Joshua MERVILL Sr. in household)

1870 Cumberland Co. ME Census
Town of Falmouth
Pg.233, #354-386, MERRILL, Jas. H? (initial written over) 76 ME farmer $700-$500
                  Eliza C. 72 ME keeping house
                  Edward 40 ME milk man
                  Emma E. 21 ME
                  SIMMONDS, G. (m) 19 ME
                  DUNSCOMB, Fred (m) 6 ME
Town of Otisfield
Pg.427, #166-178, HOLDEN, Henry Jnr. 48 ME farmer $2500-$1500
                  Elisebeth C. 44 ME keeping house
                  Edward F. 12, Hattie B. 8 ME at home
                  DUNCUN? (LUNCUN?), Elisebeth 52 MA keeping house
                  HOLDEN, Joseph W. 53? ME milk man
Ward 1, City of Portland
Pg.453, #247-365, DUNCAN, William 51 SCT cabinet maker $3500-$2000, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 49 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 11 ME, parents of foreign birth
                  POND, Ellen 19 New Brunswick domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
                  (MAD: William Duncan indexed age 57)
Pg.453, #247-366, CAMARON, Lydia 63 ME keeping house (alone)
6th Ward, Portland
Pg.228, #477-531, BROWN, Wm. W. 49 ME lumber dealer $10,000-$20,000
                  Emily H. 34 MA keeping house
                  Herbert J. 8, Elizabeth W. 6 ME
                  Clinton B. (m) 3/12 ME b.April
                  JENKINS, C. Pheoby B. (f) 59 CT
                  MILLIKIN, Linie? (f) 21 ME dom. servant, parents of foreign birth
                  DINSCOMB, Ellen F. 19 ME dom. servant, parents of foreign birth
7th Ward, Portland
Pg.285, #416-476, DUNSCOMB, Solomon G. 52 ENG laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Elisabeth 43 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Thomas G. 23 ENG, parents of foreign birth
                  William 19, Ellen F. 17 ME, parents of foreign birth
                  Lucy J. 15, Octavia A. 13 ME, parents of foreign birth
                  John L. 11, Clara A. 9 ME, parents of foreign birth
                  Dorinda E. 2 ME, parents of foreign birth
Pg.290, #500-577, WALDRON, Howard D. 44 ME boot & Shoe Maker $3,000-$1,000
                  Caroline 41 ME keeping house
                  Louisa M. 18 ME
                  Hartwell H. 15 Me
                  Holman? D. (m) 13 ME
                  STAPLES, Newel T. 51 ME
                  DUNSCOMB, William 19 ME laborer
Pg.329, #977-1267, City Alms House (starts pg.328R)
                  DUNCAN, Elizabeth 17 ME, parents of foreign birth
Pg.441, #156-176, DUNCAN, Jas. 45 SCT hater $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Margaret 45 MA keeps house, father of foreign birth
                  Maggie W. 18 MA, father of foreign birth
                  John 14 MA R.R. (occupation), father of foreign birth
                  Archibald 11, James 8 MA, father of foreign birth
                  William 4 VT, father of foreign birth
                  McDERMIT?, Susie 17 IRE, parents of foreign birth
Pg.467, #449-553, BORTHBY?, Patman (m) 35 ME landlord $5000-$1000
                  Marantha (f) 36 ME keeps house
                  Emma L. 30 ME
                  ANDERSON, Eugene B. 15 ME
                  DUNCAN, Josiah 15 NY
                  (MAD: 1860 Kings Co. NY census)
Pg.509, #1187-1309, DUNKAN, John 51 ME Britaniam? Fac., $2500-$400
                  Frances E. (f) 49 ME keeps house
                  Julia F. 27, Olivia? (f) 23, Anna 19 ME
                  Chas. A. 17 ME Britania Fac.
                  John F. 14 ME at (blank)
                  BOYNE, Alonzo 21 ME at school

1930 Census, Portland City, Cumberland County, Maine (from Kathy Cawley 2/3/2009)
E.D.# 3-76, S.D.# 5, Page# (can't make out) Sheet# 16A, Image# 31 of 40
59 Richardson Street
Head, owns/$6500., age 48, m'd at 41, TN./TN./TN., retired army officer
Florence, Wife, age 35, m'd at 28, ME./ME./ME.
Dorothy, Daughter, age 6, ME./TN./ME.
      Maine Death Index, 1960-1997: Andrew Duncan, Death Date: 18 May 1975, Age: 93, Town: Portland, Certificate: 7503510.
      SSDI shows Andrew Duncan, born 2 Sept. 1881, died May 1975, wife Florence F. Duncan d. 24 Aug. 1987 age 92 in Portland
      (KDC: see 1900 Scott Co. TN census)


"Naugatuck Daily News" Naugatuck, Connecticut, December 2, 1898 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 2/2004)
      Lost- With Crew of 12 Men.
      Baltimore, Md., Dec. 2. -- The Black-Sheridan-Wilson Coal company of this city has received a telegram from E. R. Norton, the Boston agent of the firm, saying the company's schooner King Philip, which left this port November 16 with 1,787 tons of coal for Portland, Me., had foundered in the gale Sunday night off Highland Light on the Massachusetts coast, and that all were lost. The King Philip was a fine four-masted vessel. She was owned by the Black-Sheridan-Wilson company and was valued at $40,000. She was commanded by Captain A.A. Duncan of Portland [Cumberland Co.], from which port her crew also hailed. Her crew consisted of 12 men all told. The vessel and cargo were fully insured.

HISTORIES before 1923

"Portland soldiers and sailors : a brief sketch of the part they took in the War of the Rebellion." (Cumberland Co. ME) by Members of Bosworth Post; pub. Portland, Me.: Bosworth Post, Grand Army of the Republic, 1884, 59 pgs. (LH7530; HeritageQuest 5/2007)
      Pg.50: Civil War - Western Cemetery: Duncan, C.C.

"History of Cumberland Co., Maine : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers." by W.W. Clayton; pub. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880, 595 pgs. (LH10611; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL book 974.191 H2c 1994 v.1&2 and film 962,338 item 2 and 1,000,057 item 3)
      Pg.117: The Medical Profession. Dr. Samuel Duncan came to Brunswick from Topsham in 1770, and was in practice until his death, in 1784. He was a young man, but was called a skillful physician, and he had an extensive practice. He lived at New Meadows.

"History of Gorham, Me." (Cumberland Co.) by Hugh D. McLellan; pub. Portland Me.: Smith & Sale, printers, 1903, c1902, 931 pgs. (LH7904; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL book 974.191/G1 H2m and film 1,033,862 item 2)
      Pg.28: Barnstable. List of Narragansett Grantees ... John Duncan, lot 15 (no date)
      Pg.766: Col. John Tyng Smith ... born May 6, 1772, and April, 1798, mar. Miss Mary Duguid from Scotland, the niece of Madam Elizabeth Tyng. ... Children ... William Tyng, b. June 19, 1802, m. Margaret Duncan.

"History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell, Maine : including the ancient territory known as Pejepscot" by George Augustus Wheeler; pub. Boston: A. Mudge & Son, printers, 1878, c1877, 982 pgs. (LH8798; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL book 974.191 H2w 1989 v.1&2 and film 1,033,867 item 3)
      Pg.728-729: DUNCAN, DOCTOR SAMUEL. Doctor Duncan, or Dunkan, as he himself spelled the word, was settled for a short time as a physician in Bath, on High Street. He next lived in Topsham for a little while, and moved to Brunswick in 1770, and practised his profession there until his death. He lived in the old Gideon Hinkley house, now owned by Chapin Weston, near Harding's Station. The north room of this house he used as his office, in one corner of which stood a skeleton which was the terror of all the children of the neighborhood as well as of many of the older persons. He was said to be very skilful in his profession, and had quite an extensive practice in West Bath and in Harpswell as well as in Brunswick. He received pay in 1770 from the town of Harpswell for attendance on some of the poor of that town. He was a representative to the General Court in 1781. He died in 1784, in the prime of life, and was buried in the old burying-ground in West Bath. (MAD: Brunswick and Harpswell, Cumberland Co.; Topsham, Sagadahoc Co.)

"Maine, a history" ed. by Louis Clinton Hatch; pub. New York: American Historical Society, 1919, 1109 pgs. (LH10094; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL book 974.1 H2me v.1-5 and film 1,750,652 item 3 for vol.4)
      Pg.152: Born December 29, 1828, Charles Henry McLellan was a native of Bath, Maine, ... united in marriage, in January, 1854, with Maria Louise Kendrick ... parents of the following children: Jennie, who became the wife of George Duncan, and resides at Portland, Maine ... (MAD: Portland, Cumberland Co. ME)


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