Duncans in Cumberland Co. NJ


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

Last revised July 29, 2008

Formed 1748 from Salem
Cape May formed 1692 from Cumberland


1830 Cumberland Co. NJ Census
Pg.434  John Duncan        0000,01      - 0            Deerfield
   469  David Duncan       0002,0011    - 1100,001     Greenwick

1840-1850 Cumberland Co. NJ Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Cumberland Co. NJ Census
Greenwich Twp.
Pg.527-8, #1146-1146, James DARE 57 NJ farmer $4800-$1000
                  Hannah P. 50 NJ wife
                  Sarah 10 NJ
                  Joseph DUNKIN 12 NJ
                  Ellen DOROTHEY 30 IRE
Millville Twp.
Pg.691, #195-207, John W. NALE 29 NJ pump maker $500-$500
                  Kate S. 25 NY
                  Ellen M. 10/12 NJ
                  Eliza DUNCAN 61 PA

1870 Cumberland Co. NJ Census
Fairfield Twp.
Pg.278, #253-269, DONKIN, Lenord (m) 37 NJ farmer $1,000-$300
                  Dolly 34 NJ keeps house
                  Elizebeth 13, Georgie (m) 13 NJ
                  Harriet 11, Lenord (m) 6, Florance (f) 1 NJ
Landis Twp.
Pg.340, #41-40, DUNCAN, John T. Jr. 41 VT farmer $2000-$500
                  Joanna S. 35 MA house keeping
                  (MAD: 1860 Sullivan Co. NH census)
Pg.357, #390-322, DUNAKIN, Francis (m) 34 MA carpenter $2000-$300
                  Mary E. 25 NJ keeping house
                  Ida L. 4 NJ
Pg.359, #431-359, CRAM, Joseph T. 57 NJ hotel keeper $2,300-$500
                  Sarah A. 45 OH keeping house
                  WIGGIN, Mary 50 IRE house keeper, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Fanny 22 IRE house keeper, parents of foreign birth
                  McCANN, Mary 22 IRE cook, parents of foreign birth
                  & others


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, Francis H. alias Franks, Henry; F 7 Maine Inf., F 1 Maine Vet. Inf.; 1882 Oct. 11, Invalid Appl. #462204, Cert. #414572, NJ. (MAD: 1880 Mercer Co. NJ, 48 VT; ?? 1870 Cumberland Co. NJ)


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