Duncans in Camden Co. NJ


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

Last revised August 25, 2007

Formed 1844 from Gloucester


1850 Camden Co. NJ Census
Pg.215, #3, Jacob DUNKINS 24 NJ teamster
                  Harriet 22 NJ
                  Jonithan 2, Abraham 11/12 NJ
                  (MAD: Jacob Duncan mar. Harriet Owen 6/17/1847, Winslow Twp., per IGI)

1860 Camden Co. NJ Census
South Ward Camden
Pg.163, #258-292, William H. DICKSON 24 PA druggist $0-$1200
                  Elizabeth H. 50 PA
                  Anna P. 21 PA
                  Mary DUNCAN 7 PA
Pg.191, #486-549, Mary A. DUNCAN 30 NJ BLACK washerwoman $0-$0
                  Ellen 11 NJ BLACK
Gloucester Twp.
Pg.263, #21-21, Jacob DUNCAN 32 NJ farmer $0-$500
                  Harriett 30 NJ
                  Jonathan 12, Abraham 10 NJ
                  Martha 8, William 6 NJ
                  Gaby? (m) 2 NJ
Pg.309, #366-366, Abraham OWENS 67 NJ farmer $1000-$200
                  Ann 62 NJ
                  Abraham DUNCAN 10 NJ
                  (MAD: see also Abraham 10 NJ on pg.263, mother Harriet Owens)
Delaware Twp.
Pg.643, #316-313, Benjamin DUNCAN 36 NJ farmer $900-$300
                  Eliza 34 NJ
                  Anna 10, Sarah 8 NJ
                  Hannah 6, Mary E. 3 NJ
                  Joseph 9/12 NJ
                  (MAD: 1850 Burlington Co. NJ census)
Stockton Twp.
Pg.686, #588-583, Isaac DUNCAN 30 NJ farm laborer $7000-$1000
                  Mary E. 29 NJ
                  Benjamin 1 NJ
                  (MAD: 1850 & 1870 Gloucester Co. NJ census with Samuel)

1870 Camden Co. NJ Census
Gloucester City
Pg.28, #605-635, PANCOAST, Cooper 33 NJ farm labourer $0-$0
                  Sarah 33 NJ keeping house
                  ATKINSON, Samuel 18 NJ works in cotton mill
                  David 11 NJ works in print works
                  PANCOAST, George 5 NJ
                  DUNCANS, John 28 NJ wks in pottery
Pg.30, #623-663, DUNCAN, Samuel 26 NJ laborer $0-$0, mar. in Jany
                  Mary 20 NJ keeping house, mar. in Jany
Gloucester Twp.
Pg.151, #46-46, DUNCAN, Jacob 42 PA works in Iron foundry $0-$100
                  Harriet 42 PA keeping house
                  Charles C. 2 PA
                  Sarah 11/12 PA b.July
                  OWENS, Ann 76 PA
Pg.166, #284-288, ADAMS, Ann E. 35 NJ farming $3000-$200
                  Catharine 14 NJ at home
                  Louisa 11, Adeline 7 NJ
                  Edward 4, Anna 2 NJ
                  Adella R. (f) 2/12 NJ b.Apr.
                  DUNCAN, Jacob 23 NJ farm laborer
                  SHRENE, Isaac 61 NJ farm laborer
City of Camden, North Ward
Pg.333, #1102-1156, DUNCAN, William 36 NJ tin smith $2,000-$300
                  Hannah 34 NJ keeping house
Pg.339, #1207-1251, WOOLSTON, Isaiah 52 NJ commission broker $95,000-$20,000
                  Sarah 47 NJ keeping house
                  Clarence 14, Charles 12 NJ
                  Albert 10, Harold 8 NJ
                  DUNCAN, Eliza 45 MD BLACK domestic servant
City of Camden, South Ward
Pg.432, #104-123, ALLIBONE, Ellen 60 MD confectionist $2,000-$100
                  Thomas 29 PA copper smith, father of foreign birth
                  HARRING, Mary 57 MD house keeper
                  SHARP, Martha B. 46 NJ seamstress $0-$100
                  George S. 19 PA appren. to book binder
                  DUNCKEN, Joseph 24 PA machinist
Pg.458, #305-596, PARKER, William 51 NJ ferryman $0-$200
                  & family & others, including
                  DUNCAN, James 26 DE boiler maker


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, Truman J.; widow Duncan, Olive H.; E 50 NY Engrs; 1889 Nov. 26, Invalid Appl. #740535, Cert. #560696, NY; 1900 May 22, Widow Appl. #719841, Cert. #497936, NY. (MAD: b. Schoharie Co. NY, mar. Olive Howard 1865 Broome Co. NY, had 2nd fam. in Camden Co. NJ area, per 1993 query of Stanley Dunn)

HISTORIES before 1923

"A history of Baptists in New Jersey" by Thomas S. Griffiths; pub. Highstown, N.J.: Barr Press Pub. Co., 1904, 549 pgs. (LH2594, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Pg.361: First Camden. In 1854 Rev. J. Duncan settled as pastor and resigned in 1857. ...

"Book of biographies : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Bucks County, Penna." by Joseph Kite, Mr. Livezey; pub. Buffalo: Biographical Pub. Co., 1899, 549 pgs. (LH1137, HeritageQuest images 3/2007; FHL book 974.821 D3b and film 1,750,739 item 2 and fiche 6,045,712)
      Pg.431: Samuel T. Bassett was born in Philadelphia, ... (son Samuel born Jan. 24, 1850) Montgomery Co. PA, son of Samuel T. and Sarah (Daniels) Bassett) resided Camden, N.J. (ca 1850), died April 1875, nine children: ... Edward, a prominent shipper of Camden, N.J., who wedded Rebecca Duncan ...


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