Duncans in Merrimack Co. NH


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

Last revised November 20, 2008

Formed 1823 from Rockingham, Hillsborough
Belknap formed 1840 from Strafford, Merrimac


1830 Merrimack Co. NH Census
New London
Pg.258  Hiram Duncan      0000,2  -  0000,2
            (MAD: one Hiram Duncan mar. Mary Ann Britingham or Gritingham 3/30/1825 in Washington, DC; unknown if it could be this Hiram but not identified otherwise)

1840 Merrimack Co. NH Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Merrimack Co. NH Census
Pg.109, #64-65, Orinda HAYNE (f) 55 VT & others
                  Betsey DUNCAN 24 NH
                  Emeline 19 NH

1860-1870 Merrimack Co. NH Census
      No Duncan indexed

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties, New Hampshire" by Daniel F. Secomb, Isaac W. Hammond; pub. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1885, 1108 pgs. (LH9272, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.2 H2hd pt.1&2 and film 1,000,204 item 1)
      Pg.466-467: Epsom, Merrimack Co. Michael McClary ... married in 1779 Sally Dearborn, ... dau. of Dr. Dearborn, of Northampton. ... They had five children that survived the perils of childhood. ... The second son, Andrew, born in 1787, was also unusually smart and prepossessing, but was wild and roving. He entered the army in the War of 1812, and served as captain. He married Mehitable Duncan, of Concord, in 1813, and had one daughter. Shortly after this event he sailed for Calcutta, and was lost at sea.

"History of the town of Canterbury, New Hampshire : 1727-1912" (Merrimack Co.); by James Otis Lyford; pub. Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1912, 989 pgs. (LH8951, 985 pages; LH6474, 989 pages, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.272/C1 H2L v.1&2 and film 1,000,205)
      Vol.2, Pg.336: 13. Julia Green(6) Whidden (Jonathan P.(5), John(4), Parsons(3)) b. 20 Sept. 1843; m. Thomas Duncan about 1873. Children: i. John(7) Duncan, b. 1874. ii. Eliza Duncan, b.1877.

"History of Pembroke, N.H. : 1730-1895" (Merrimack Co.) by N.F. Carter; pub. Concord, N.H.: Printed by the Republican Press Association, 1895, 944 pgs. (LH9979, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 982,342 item 15 and 1,000,206 item 1 and 1,004,507 item 3 and FHL book 974.272/P3 H2c 1976 v.1&2)
      Pg.152: The same month (January 1791) a second petition was sent in by William Duncan and Daniel Livermore, asking also the exclusive right of building a toll-bridge across the Merrimack below Concord, "at any place within ten miles below Butters privilege of ferry." Accordingly an act was passed, February 17, 1791, granting to the signers of the two petitions the exclusive right to erect a toll-bridge over Merrimack river ... (and pg.420)
      Vol.II, pg.13: The Baker Family; (pg.14) ... 24. Mark(6) b. 2 May 1785; m. (1) Abigail Ambrose (III.8), (2) Mrs. Elizabeth (Patterson) Duncan.
      Vol.II, pg.39: The Cochran family. (37) Ens. James(4) (Maj. James(3), James(2), Dea. John(1)) was b.1768; m. 24 July 1788, Lettice Duncan; and d. 31 July 1819; she was b. 1764, and d. 1 Aug. 1838. (MAD: Children:) 109. Samuel b. 18 Dec. 1788, d. unm. 28 Sept. 1818 in Pembroke. Betsey b. 29 June 1790, m. Jonathan Stanyan of Pembroke. John b. 10 Aug. 1792, d. unm. Natchez, Miss. Mahala b. 1 Feb. 1797, m. John Wheeler of Concord, d. 24 Oct. 1832. Chauncey b. 29 Jan. 1799, d. 1801. Chauncey b. 24 Nov. 1801, m. (1) Sally Cofran), (2) Maria Gay. James b. 17 Jan. 1804, m. Mary Jane Cofran. (MAD: more not copied)

"Annals of the town of Concord, in the county of Merrimack, and state of New-Hampshire, from its first settlement in the year 1726, to the year 1823 : with several biographical sketches : to which is added, a memoir of the Penacook Indians" by Jacob Bailey Moore; pub. Concord N.H.: J.B. Moore, 1824, 112 pgs. (LH8955, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 974.272/C2 H2m)
      Appendix: Pg.108, Justices of the Peace in Concord, since the adoption of the constitution in 1784, with the date of their appointment ... "William Duncan, May 16, 1791. (dead)"

"The history of Concord : from its first grant in 1725, to the organization of the city government in 1853, with a history of the ancient Penacooks : the whole interspersed with numerous interesting incidents and anecdotes, down to the present period, 1855 : embellished with maps, with portraits of distinguished citizens, and views of ancient and modern residences" (Merrimack Co. NH) by Nathaniel Bouton; pub. Concord N.H.: B.W. Sanborn, 1856, 796 pgs. (LH8954, 796 pages; LH8677, 814 pages, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.272/C2 H2b and film 1,421,671 item 11)
      Pg.314+: Maj. Wm. Duncan a town officer in 1787 (Hogreeves), William Duncan a town officer in 1787 (Surveyors of Wood); (pg.317) Maj. William a fence viewer in 1791; Maj. William Duncan, May 7th [1791], a grand juror; 1793; (pg.318) Maj. Wm. Duncan a representative; (pg.323) The Oxford War ... list of Continental Soldiers ... William Duncan ...; (pg.326), 1795, William Duncan had 2 shares of Concord bridge; (pg.327, 328 minor not copied); (pg.331, 332), 1797, William Duncan or Maj. Wm. Duncan a town officer)
      Pg.513: Ancient vehicles for riding (1770-1789) ... William Duncan and Edward St. Loc Livermore married daughters of Mr. Duncan (MAD: sic). Each of them had a chaise.
      Pg.704: WILLIAM DUNCAN. William Duncan m. Dolly Haines. Their children -- 1. Polly, b. Dec. 2, 1784; d. Feb. 22, 1785. 2. Nancy, b. Oct. 30, 1785; d. Feb. 12, 1786. 3. Polly, b. Oct. 30, 1785. 4. Nancy, b. Aug. 20, 1787. 5. James, b. May 2, 1789. 6. Mehetabel H., b. May 14, 1791. 7. William, b. May 5, 1793. Major William Duncan d. Mrs. Dolly Duncan d. in the State of Ohio.
            SAMUEL DUNCAN. Samuel Duncan m. Hannah ----. Their children -- Elizabeth, b. Oct. 1, 1784; Susanna, b. Aug. 16, 1781; d. Oct. 20, 1787.
      Pg.763: Military and Field Officers belonging to Concord. Officers of the Eleventh Regiment. William Duncan, 2d Regt. Light Horse, Maj., 1789.
            William Duncan, 1st battalion, 11th Regt., Maj., 1790, 1797, 1798.

"History of Concord, New Hampshire : from the original grant in seventeen hundred and twenty-five to the opening of the twentieth century" (Merrimack Co.) by John Pierpont; pub. Concord, N.H.: Rumford Press, 1903, 1508 pgs. (LH8005, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.272/C2 H2c v.1&2 and film 1,320,983 items 4-5)
      Pg.35: Concord Bridge. In answer to their petition, in January, 1795, the New Hampshire legislature granted to ... William Duncan, ... a charter for a toll-bridge across Merrimack river ... to be known as the Concord bridge.
      Pg.285: March, 1786, ... assigned pews ... Major William Duncan ...
      Pg.299: On the 29th of October, 1795 ... a procession, headed by Major William Duncan, ... passed over the bridge ... [to celebrate the opening of the bridge]
      Pg.306: Concord's merchants in the last decade of the eighteenth century ... William Duncan, Robert Harris, ... Two traders, William Duncan and Robert Harris, seem to have been especially well-to-do, ... each rode in his chaise ... Moreover, the Duncan and Harris families, which were united by marriage, ...
      Pg.844: New Line of Stages. From Concord, in New Hampshire, to Boston. ... (notice posted) Oct. 1, 1794, for passage, apply to Mr. Robert Harris, at Concord; Major James Duncan, at Haverhill, or at Peabody's Tavern in Boston.

"One thousand New Hampshire notables : brief biographical sketches of New Hampshire men and women, native or resident, prominent in public, professional, business, educational, fraternal or benevolent work" ed. & compiled by Henry Harrison Metcalf, assisted by Frances M. Abbott, pub. 1919 (FHL book 974.2 D3m)
      Pg.98: DUNCAN, CHARLES. Physician, bacteriologist; b., Chelsea, Mass., March 18, 1872; s. James and Margaret (Patterson) Duncan; ed. Chelsea high school, Dartmouth College, 1898, Harvard Medical School, 1903; appointed bacteriologist, N.H. State Board of Health in 1903 and has since continued; bacteriologist and pathologist, N.H. State Hospital, Margaret Pillsbury General Hospital and N.H. Memorial Hospital for Women and Children; Congregationalist; Republican; member, Concord board of education, 1915-; ward supervisor, 1917-; member, Center District and Merrimack County Medical Soc. (secretary, 1913-); N.H. Medical Soc., American Medical Ass'n; Theta Delta Chi and Casque and Gauntlet college societies; Wononlancet Club; m., June 28, 1905, Charlotte Ilsley, Chelsea (A.B. Radcliffe, 1900); children, Lawrence Ilsley, b. Oct. 5, 1906; Eleanor, b. Nov. 8, 1908; Margaret, b. Feb. 27, 1913. Residence, Concord, N.H. (MAD: Chelsea, Suffolk Co. MA; Concord, Merrimack Co. NH)

"Portrait and biographical album of Ingham and Livingston Counties, Michigan : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties, together with biographies of all the governors of the state and of the presidents of the United States." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1891, 859 pgs. (LH4954; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,087 item 3)
      Pg.607: HENRY G. REYNOLDS, born in Buffalo, N.Y., July 4, 1851 ... James L. Reynolds, the father of Henry G., was born in Enfield, Conn., June 7, 1811, removed from his native State to Ohio in 1833 and settled in Massillon, ... for 15 years, then Chicago, 1866 retired, died in California in 1873. ... The mother of Henry G. Reynolds bore the maiden name of Mary Green Duncan, and was born January 4, 1819, at Massillon, Ohio, of which her father, James, was the founder. He was a man of recognized ability ... still remembered in Massillon ... one of the earliest developers of the Upper Michigan mining district in the region of Negaunee. He was born in Concord, N.H., May 2, 1789, and died in Chicago, March 15, 1863. Mrs. Reynolds is still living and resides with her son at the Michigan Agricultural College. ... (MAD: Massillon, Stark Co. OH; Concord, Merrimack Co. NH; Chicago, Cook Co. IL; Lansing, Ingham Co. MI)


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