Duncans in Bergen Co. NJ


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

Last revised November 2, 2007

Formed 1683 from Prov. East Jersey
Passaic formed 1837 from Bergen, Essex
Hudson formed 1840 from Bergen


1830-1850 Bergen Co. NJ Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Bergen Co. NJ Census
Pg.652, #888-932, Maria CRUM? 65? NJ widow $10,000-$200
                  Andrew 26 NJ boatman
                  Hanford 30 NJ carpenter
                  Elizabeth 30 NJ wife
                  John H. 8, Theophilus H. (m) 6 NJ
                  James A. 3 NJ
                  Elizabeth DUNCAN 52 NY widow

1870 Bergen Co. NJ Census
Hackensack Twp.
Pg.292, #439-501, DUNCAN, John 35 SCT tobacco broker $0-$250, parents of foreign birth
                  Charlotte 25 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  GIBNEY, Catharine 16 IRE domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
Pg.326, #899-1012, DUNCAN, Thomas 35 SCT gardener $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 35 NY keeping house
                  Mary 3 NJ, father of foreign birth
Harrington Twp.
Pg.352, #285-307, WALKER, Emily 19 NY keeping house $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  KELLEY, Susan 25 IRE servant, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, August (m) 14 NJ errand boy, parents of foreign birth


"Revised register of the soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866" by Stephen G. Abbott; pub. Concord: I.C. Evans, public printer, 1895, 1355 pgs. (LH13757, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.2 M23nh pt.1&2 and film 1,697,872 items 1-2)
      Pg.695: Fourteenth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. ... The Fourteenth had ... three majors, - Samuel A. Duncan, ... Maj. S.A. Duncan passed "No.1 in class 1," and got a colonelcy in the United States Colored Troops, coming out of the war brevet major-general of volunteers. (MAD: see Bergen Co. NJ)

HISTORIES before 1923

"The book of Englewood : together with matter on the world war by other writers from official sources." (Bergen Co. NJ) by Adaline Wheelock Sterling; pub. Englewood, N.J.?: Mayor and Council of the City of Englewood, 1922, 521 pgs. (LH 1469, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.921/E1 H2s and fiche 6,046,044)
      Pg.170-171: The death of General Samuel A. Duncan, on October 18th, ['95,] came as a shock to a community by which he was much beloved. General Duncan was born in Meriden, N.H., and was a graduate of Dartmouth College. A teacher at the beginning of the Civil War, he gave up his position and enlisted in the army, was commissioned and speedily promoted - Colonel, 1863; Brigadier-General, 1864, and Brevet Major-General, 1865. After the war he practiced law in Washington, D.C., where he married Miss Julia Jones, then engaged in hospital work. In later years he practiced his profession in New York, specializing in patent law. The Duncans made their home in Englewood in the '80s. As one greatly interested in home affairs, General Duncan had been president of ... (MAD: see Sullivan Co. NH)
      Pg.330: Julia Jones Duncan, widow of General Samuel A. Duncan, entered into rest at the home of her daughter, Mrs. McGregor Jenkins, near Boston, on January 21st [1919]. She was born on January 30th, 1841, at East Washington, N.H., and was educated at the district school ... Singer, and player on the piano and organ, teacher in the district school. Shortly after the Civil War broke out she followed her brother to Washington, where she engaged in hospital and prison work, ... At the close of the war she married General Samuel A. Duncan, of Meriden, N.H., a village not far from her own home. The Duncans came to Englewood in the early eighties and entered into the social life of the day. ... General Duncan died in 1895 and for many years thereafter Mrs. Duncan resided with her son Frederick S. Duncan and his wife, Emily Brinckerhoff Duncan. Her later years were passed with her daughters, Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Duff, in one of the suburbs of Boston.
      Pg.447: Military and Naval Service Records.
      DUNCAN, FREDRICK B., in Federal Service from Oct. 22, 1917, to Sept. 26, 1918. Branch of Service: Aviation. Grade or Rank at Discharge: Aviation Student. Previous Military and Naval Service: April 6, 1917, to Aug. 3, 1917, Seaman. Sept. 25, 1917, to Oct. 22, 1917, American Field Service (Ambulance).
      DUNCAN, FREDRICK S., In federal Service from: Oct. 28, 1918, to Dec. 22, 1918. Branch of Service: U.S. Gas School C.W.S. Grade or Rank at Discharge: Captain C.W.S. U.S.A. Previous Military Service: Harvard R.O.T.C.
      DUNCAN, SAMUEL A., in Federal Service from: May 7, 1917, to Jan. 27, 1919. Branch of Service: U.S. Naval Reserve Force, Mine Sweeping Squadron. Grade or Rank at Discharge: Boatswain's Mate, 2nd Class. Entitled to Chevrons: 2 Gold.

"The Bergen County Democrat's history of Hackensack, N.J. : its olden story, present annals, prospective growth all told by the historian's pen and the artist's pencil." by Robert Rennie, John I Bertholf, David Terhune, Frederick Jacobson, et al; ed. by D.D. Read; pub. New Jersey?: Bergen County Democrat, 1898, 184 pgs. (LH 1432, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL fiche 6,046,007)
      Pg.58-59: Asbury Church ... Rev. Henry Moore Simpson, the present pastor, was born in London, England, in 1837, and was graduated from Wesleyan University in 1860. ... In 1879 he married Mrs. R. Duncan, of Indianapolis, who was removed in 1882 from the services and fellowships of earth to those in heaven. (MAD: Indianapolis, Marion Co. IN)

"History of Bergen County, New Jersey" by James M. Van Valen; pub. New York: New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Co., 1900, 712 pgs. (LH 1430, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Pg.560: Robert Duncan elected Councilman in 1899 in Borough of Leonia.


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