Duncans in York Co. ME


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

Last revised April 19, 2009

Formed 1652, Original county
Cumberland, Lincoln formed 1760 from York
Oxford formed 1805 from York, Cumberland


1800-1820 York Co. ME Census
        No Duncan indexed

1830 York Co. ME Census
Pg.250  Revd. Thos. W. Duncan   0000,01  - 0100,01   York

1840 York Co. ME Census
Pg.277  Charles Duncan          0100,01  - 1000,1    Kittery

1850 York Co. ME Census
Pg.271, #196-214, Charles DUNCAN 42 ME shoemaker $1500
                  Emily 38 ME
                  Frances (f) 9, Edwin 8, Adeline 6 ME
                  Emily 2, Mary 3/12 ME
                  (MAD: ? Edwin A. Duncan 20 ME in 1860 Norfolk Co. MA census)

1860 York Co. ME Census
Pg.516, #543-573, Thomas J. EMERY 52 ME farmer $600-$1600
                  Mary A. 48 ME
                  Helen 15 ME
                  Wm. DURAN 29 ME harness maker
                  Elizabeth D. 26 ME
                  Harriet 3 ME
                  Rufus DURAN 21 ME farm laborer
                  Thomas MARZTON 7 ME
Pg.831, #2-2, Charles DUNCAN 52 NH cordwainer $1800-$300
                  Emily 48 ME
                  Francis A. (f) 20 ME teacher Com. school
                  Edwin A. 18 ME app. mason
                  Adeline B. 16, Emily 12 ME
                  Mary Y. 10, Henry C. 8 ME
                  Anna E. 5, Julia H. 2 ME
                  (MAD: Edwin A. 20 ME also in 1860 Norfolk Co. MA)
Pg.901, #531-562, Charles L. DUNCAN 26 ME engraver $0-$100
                  Mary J. 23 MA
                  Ella F. 3 MA
Pg.1052, #591-568, John L. GOODALE 34 ME farmer $3000-$400
                  Hannah 29 ME
                  Elizabeth 28 ME
                  Betsey 82 ME
                  Joseph DUNEM 55 ME (blank)
                  (MAD: indexed Joseph Duncan)

1870 York Co. ME Census
Town of Kittery
Pg.371, #263-320, DUNCAN, Charles 60 NH laborer on U.S. Navy Yard $1,000-$100
                  Emily 55 ME keeping house
                  Mary F. 20 ME at home
                  DUNCAN, Henry C. 17 ME shoe maker
                  Annie E. 14 ME at home
                  Julia C. 11 ME attending school
Pg.371, #263-321, DUNCAN, Edwin A. 27 ME brick layer $500-$500
                  Joanna 26 ME keeping house
                  Harriet E. 4, Maurice L. (m) 2 ME
                  Leila (f) 9/12 ME b.Sept.
Pg.372, #270-335, DUNCAN, Chas. L. 33 ME armorer on U.S. Navy Yard $1000-$200
                  Mary J. 30 MA keeping house
                  Ella F. 13 MA attends school
                  Chas. F. 12 ME attends school
                  William B. 7 CT


DAVID DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-45646, NH (FHL film 970,863)
      Applied 31 July 1820, age 72, resident of New Castle, Rockingham Co. NH; enlisted as Sgt. Oct. 1776 in NH in Captain Beals Co., 3rd NH Reg., under Col. Scammel for 4 years; enlisted July 1780 in Col. Dames Reg., NH Troops as adjutant for 12 months; originally applied 13 April 1818; occupation ship carpenter, wife aged 75 years, living with me. Affidavit 17 April 1818 by James Mullin of New Castle, Rockingham Co. NH who knows David Duncan.
      (MAD: of Kittery, York Co. ME 1778-1780, per "Brown-Duncan and Associated Families, Kittery ME, Piscataqua and New Castle NH" compiled by Mrs. Hazel M. Standeven; Library of Congress book CS71.B88 1981)
      Click here for more from the pension application file.

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, Charles L., widow Duncan, Carrie L.; enlisted 1861, Naval Service; Acting Master Mate; (date blank) Invalid Appl. #45879, Cert. #30605; 1921 Feb 21, Widow Appl. #1170451, Cert. #908687, Maine; remarks Died Feb. 9, 1921, Kittery, Maine. (MAD: son of Charles Duncan of 1850 York Co. ME census)
      Duncan, Edwin A.; D 17 ME Inf.; 1867 March 18, Invalid Appl. #123580, Cert. #112121. (MAD: 1850 York Co. ME census)

HISTORIES before 1923

"The history of Sanford, Maine, 1661-1900" (York Co.) by Edwin Emery; pub. Fall River, Mass.: The compiler, 1901, 575 pgs. (LH7462; HeritageQuest 5/2007)
      Pg.281: Early in 1864 the following Sanford recruits joined the command: John Duncan, ...
      Pg.289: DUNCAN, JOHN. Company F., Eighth Infantry, February 29, 1864.


"Brown-Duncan and Associated Families, Kittery ME, Piscataqua and New Castle NH" compiled by Mrs. Hazel M. Standeven (Library of Congress book CS71.B88 1981)
      "This work attempts to identify family groups of William Henry Brown Jr. (1842-1917) and his wife Emily Duncan (1848-1911) ... Progenitors of this family were Thomas Brown who mar. Dorothy Deering ca 1759 and David Duncan who m. Susannah Fernald ca 1770."
      Lineage: David Duncan (Rev. Pension) mar. Susannah Fernald; of Kittery, York Co. ME 1778-1780, then New Castle, Rockingham Co. NH; their son Samuel Duncan Sr. mar. Deborah Randall; their son Charles Duncan mar. Emily Brown; their dau. Emily Duncan mar. William Henry Brown Jr.
      MAD: This book gives much more on the descendants and probable descendants of this family and should be consulted.


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