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Duncans in Buffalo Co. NE


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

Last revised March 20, 2007

Formed 1855, original county


1860-1870 Buffalo Co. NE Census
      No Duncan indexed

1880 Buffalo Co. NE Census (HeritageQuest image 3/2007)
Gibbon Precinct, Schneider, pg.7, S.D.2, E.D.152
Pg.228C, #44-44, GLANVILLE, N., w/f age 63 widowed keeping house England/England/England
    DUNKIN, Henry, w/m age 25 son single Travelling Ag't. N.Y./England/England
Pg.229A (pg.9), #67-67, DUNKIN, Edwin, w/m age 28 mar. blacksmith England/England/Eng.
    Carrie, w/f, age 23 wife mar. keeping house Ill/N.Y./Vt.
    Bertha, w/f dau. single Nebr./Eng./Ill.
    Earl, w/m 2 son single Kansas/Eng./Ill.
Kearney City, pg.34, S.D.2, E.D.154
Pg.266B, #307-329, DUNKIN, William, w/m age 27 mar. farmer New York/N.Y./N.Y.
    Amanda, w/f age 20 wife mar. keeping house Illinois/Penn/Penn
Cedar Twp., pg.9, S.D.2, E.D.158
Pg.297A, #93-95,,DUNCAN, Geo. W., w/m age 24 single farmer Iowa/Pa/Pa (alone)

HISTORIES before 1923

1916 "Buffalo County, Nebraska, and its people : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement" by Samuel Clay Bassett; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916 (HeritageQuest image 3/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Numbers 12248 and 12403; FHL film 1,000,185 items 1 and 2)
      Vol.2, pg.193-194: H.J. DUNKIN, who is filling the office of postmaster at Gibbon, was born at Rossie [MAD: St.Lawrence Co.], New York, on the 29th of July, 1855, and is a son of John and Ann Eva Dunkin, both natives of England. They emigrated to America in 1852 and settled in the state of New York, where the father passed away in 1855. Subsequently the mother removed with her family to Vermont and in 1871 came to Buffalo county, Nebraska, and took up her residence upon a farm. She died in 1901 in Gibbon.
      H.J. Dunkin was one of a family of seven children born to his parents, of whom four are living. He remained at home with his mother until he attained his majority ... In 1879, when about 24 years of age, he became a traveling salesman and after devoting twelve years to that work was for 8 years engaged in the grocery business at Gibbon. He then sold out and traveled for 17 more years but in 1915 was appointed postmaster of Gibbon, which office he is now acceptably filling. ... In 1880 Mr. Dunkin was married to Miss Robbie Masters, who was born in Illinois, of the marriage of Benjamin F. and Lovina (Empie) Masters, the former of whom was born in PA and the latter in OH. They were early settles of Illinois but subsequently removed to Custer Co. NE where the father passed away. The mother is still living and resides at Lincoln.
      Mr. and Mrs. Dunkin have four children, namely: Walter, a resident of Kansas City, Missouri; Gladys, the wife of C.C. Hall, of Portland, Oregon; Eva, deceased; and Harry B., who is a graduate of the local high school and is now assistant postmaster.
      Mr. Dunkin ... democratic party, member Granite Lodge No.189 A.F. & A.M., and his wife is a member of Methodist Episcopal Church.
      Vol.2, pg.399-400: GEORGE W. DUNCAN has been identified with business interests of Poole for many years ... His birth occurred on the 10th of August, 1855, in LeClaire, Iowa, to which place his parents, James and Jane (Wilson) Duncan, had removed on the 5th of April, 1855. They were both natives of Pennsylvania. The father became the owner of a valuable tract of land in Scott county and engaged in its cultivation and improvement until he was called by death in October, 1877. His wife survived him for more than nine years, dying in January, 1887.
      George W. Duncan .. in 1878 he was appointed administrator for his father's estate and performed the duties devolving upon him in a very efficient manner. About that time he came to Buffalo county, Nebraska, to see a sister who was living here and ... took up a homestead in Cedar township. ... In Dec. 1891 he came to Poole. ... Mr. Duncan was married on the 19th of August, 1885, to Miss Susie Pool, whose parents, A.H. and Gertrude (Tilson) Pool, were natives respectively of New York and Michigan, but took up their residence in Buffalo County in 1876. (more on Pool family). Mr. Duncan ... democratic party, Loyal Mystic Legion, United Presbyterian Church.


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