Duncan research files of
1830-1840 Morris Co. NJ Census
No Duncan indexed
1850 Morris Co. NJ Census
Pg.95, #642-706, Wm. DUNCAN 36 NY confectioner
Sarah D. 27 NJ
Emma 10, John H. 6 NJ
Ann BRATON 26 IRE
Pg.114, #74-90, Charles H. CONKLIN & family & others
Mary DONCAN/DUNCAN 21 IRE
Pg.229, #351-372, Thomas DUNCAN 55 NJ BLACK blacksmith
Eunice 41 NJ BLACK
Edward 7, Margaret A. 4 NJ BLACK
1860 Morris Co. NJ Census
Pg.68, #182-206, William DUNCAN 40 NY confectioner $15000-$4000
Sarah 38 NJ
Emma 20 NJ
John 16 NJ machinest ap.
& servants & others
1870 Morris Co. NJ Census
Pg.353, #332-362, DUNCAN, David 28 SCT moulder $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Christina 26 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
Richard 4 NY, parents of foreign birth
Maggie 2 NJ, parents of foreign birth
Elizabeth 5/12 NJ, b.Feb., parents of foreign birth
Pg.372, #619-653, DUNCAN, Thos. 22 ENG miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Emilia 22 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
John H?. 1 NJ, parents of foreign birth
Pg.419, #357-359, DONKIN, James 38 ENG miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Malinda 36 ENG, parents of foreign birth
James H. 17 ENG miner, parents of foreign birth
Stephen 11 ENG at home, parents of foreign birth
Philip 7, Mary A. 5 ENG, parents of foreign birth
William 2 NJ, parents of foreign birth
INGRAM, James 22 ENG miner, parents of foreign birth
TRACE, James 24 ENG miner, parents of foreign birth
Pg.447, #783-791, COLLINS, Patrick 30 IRE laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Ellen 25 IRE, parents of foreign birth
Mary 6 ENG, parents of foreign birth
Edward 4, Ellen 2 ENG, parents of foreign birth
HALEY, James 26 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
RILEY, Owen 26 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
DUNCAN, William 23 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
"List of private claims presented to the House of Representatives of the US from the 1st to the 31st Congress, inclusive" (copy of pages 552-3 from Joe Hammond 8/1984)
Name of Claimants; nature or object of the claim; congress; session; how brought before the House of Rep.; Page of journal; to what committee of the House referred; No. or date of the report; nature of the report; No. of the bill; how disposed of by the House of Reps.; how disposed of by the Senate; Date of the act of Congress and remarks.
Duncan, Silas; Arrears of pension; 23rd; 1st; Petition; pg.241; Invalid Pensions Committee; Report #503; Favorable report, bill; Bill #508; Referred to Committee Whole House. (MAD: New Jersey)
Duncan, Silas; Arrears of pension; 24th; 1st; Petition; pg.214; Naval Affairs Committee (other columns blank)
Duncan, Silas, administratrix of; Arrears of pension; 25th; 2nd; Petition; pg.722; Naval Affairs Committee (other columns blank)
Duncan, Silas, administratrix of; Arrears of pension; 26th; 1st; Petition; pg.180; Naval Affairs Committee (other columns blank)
Duncan, Silas, administratrix of; Arrears of pension; 29th; 1st; Memorial; pg.74; Naval Affairs Committee; Report #600; Favorable report, bill; Bill #428 (?); Referred to Committee Whole House
Duncan, Silas, administratrix of; Arrears of pension; 29th; 2nd; Rep't Committee Whole House; pg.382; Whole House Committee; Jan. 24, 1847; With't amend. (nature of report); Bill #423; Passed by House of Reps; Laid on table by Senate.
Duncan, Silas, administratrix of; Arrears of pension; 30th; 1st; Petition; pg.115; Naval Affairs Committee; Report #190; Favorable report, bill; Bill #200; Referred to Committee Whole House.
Duncan, Silas, administratrix of; Arrears of pension; 30th; 2nd; Rep't Committee Whole House; pg.368; Whole House Committee; Feb. 3, 1849; With't amend. (nature of report); Bill #200; Passed by House of Reps; Referred to Com. on Naval Affairs by Senate.
Duncan, Silas, administratrix of; Arrears of pension; 31st; 1st; Petition; pg.500; Naval Affairs Committee; Report #118; Favorable report, bill; Bill #138; Referred to Committee Whole House.
Duncan, Silas, administratrix of; Arrears of pension; 31st; 2nd; Rep't Committee Whole House; pg.103; Whole House Committee; Jan. 3, 1851; With't amend. (nature of report); Bill #138; Passed by House of Reps; Referred to Com. on Naval Affairs by Senate.
"Territorial Papers, Florida Territory, 1821-1824" Vol.XXII (CA State University, Sacramento, library book)
Pg.775-6: Letter from John Rodgers, U.S. Schooner Shark, Thompsons Island, to Secretary of Navy, Oct. 25, 1823: ... "Neither of the Schooners which were at Washington when I left there have arrived; neither has the Ferret Lt. (Silas) Duncan yet made her appearance." ... (MAD: see New Jersey)
"New York Times," New York, New York, 7 Mar 1868 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
Obituary. DUNCAN.- On Thursday morning, March 5 , at Morristown, N.J., WILLIAM DUNCAN, in the 54th year of his age. His friends are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, on Saturday morning, March 7, at 11 o'clock. Trains leave foot of Barclay st. at 8 o'clock A.M. (MAD: Morris Co. NJ)
"Records of officers and men of New Jersey in wars, 1791-1815" by George Washington; Edm. Randolph, Anth. White; pub. Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey Legislature?, 1909, 403 pgs. (HeritageQuest book LH1254; 4/16/2010; part also from Neva Fisk 4/1985)
War With Great Britain, 1812-1815
Pg.235: Officers, United States Navy, from New Jersey. Duncan, Silas - Midshipman, November 15, 1809; ordered to and served on Frigate "President," Flagship of Captain John Rodgers, North Atlantic and West India Squadron, November 12, 1810, to February, 1814; took part in engagement with British Frigate "Belvidera" off Nantucket Shoals, Atlantic Ocean, June 223, 1812; ordered to duty on Lake Champlain, April 18, 1814, and assigned as Acting Lieutenant on Flagship "Saratoga," Captain Thomas Macdonough commanding squadron; on September 11, 1814, while in command of one of the galleys, detached from the squadron to arrest the progress of the British Fleet against Plattsburg, N.Y., was sounded by a cannon ball in right shoulder, permanently disabling his right arm; received the thanks of and a sword of honor by a Resolution of Congress approved October 20, 1814, for gallant service in this action; Lieutenant, December 9, 1814. (For subsequent and continued record see War with Algiers.) (MAD: Morris Co. NJ)
War With Algiers, Africa, 1815. Officers, United States Navy, from New Jersey.
Pg.5-6: DUNCAN, Silas (For previous record see War with Great Britain) - Lieutenant; ordered to Schooner "Torch," Lieutenant Wolcott Chauncey, at New York, N.Y., March 17, 1815; on sick leave, April 21, 1815; on Frigate "Guerriere," Master Commandant William Lewis, Mediterranean Squadron, Flagship of Captain Stephen Decatur, May 20, 1815; engaged in the capture of the Algerian Ship "Mashouda," off Cape De Gatt, Spain, June 17, 1815, and the Algerian Brig "Estedio," off Cape Palos, Spain, June 19, 1815; on Ship-of-the-Line "Independence," Captain John Downes, January 1, 1817, to 1819; on duty at New York, N.Y., January 1, 1820, to 1822; on Sloop-of-War "Cyane," Captain Robert Trail Spence, West India Squadron, January 1, 1823; in command of Schooner "Ferret," West India Squadron, Captain David Porter, January 1, 1824; on leave, January 1, 1825; on waiting orders, January 1, 1826, to 1829; Master Commandant, March 1, 1829; in command of Receiving Ship "Congress," at Norfolk, Va., January 1, 1830, and 1831; in command of Sloop-of-War "Lexington," Brazilian Station, South Atlantic Squadron, Captain George W. Rodgers, July 3, 1831; on leave, January 1, 1833; died September 14, 1834.
"History of Morris County, New Jersey, with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent citizens and pioneers." by Edmund D. Halsey; pub. New York: W.W. Munsell & Co., 1882, 452 pgs. (LH1938, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.974 H2h and film 982,343 item 2)
Pg.80: Opening of the Civil War ... Morris county contributed her full share. Three uniformed militia companies in the county ... the Morris Greys, Captain William Duncan, ...
Pg.85: Captain William Duncan, of the Morris Greys, being unable to get his company accepted in a New Jersey regiment, raised one for the District of Columbia volunteers, to be attached to the President's guard. On the 28th day of January 1862 he left Morristown with 70 men of whom 42 were from Boonton. ...
Pg.147: Morristown Hotels ... Partial list of present hotels and boarding-houses ... Avenue House, Mendham avenue, Mrs. Nellie Duncan; Duncan House, Morris street, Mrs. J.C. Lindsley; ...
"History of Lake Champlain : from its first exploration by the French in 1609, to the close of the year 1814" (Vermont & New York) by Peter Sailly Palmer; pub. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1866, 274 pgs. (LH4437, HeritageQuest images 5/2007 & 8/2007)
Pg.221: Mr. Duncan, a midshipman of the Saratoga, was therefore sent in a gig to order them to return. As that officer approached he received a severe wound from the enemy's fire, which for a few minutes was concentrated upon his boat. (MAD: mention in footnote of siege of Plattsburgh in September, 1814.)
Footnote: On the 26th of May, 1826, congress passed a resolution of thanks to Midshipman Silas Duncan for his gallant conduct on this occasion.
(MAD: see Morris Co. NJ)
"Old New Kent Co. - Some Account of the Planters, Plantations and Places in New Kent Co. [VA]" by Malcolm Hart Harris, Vol.1 and 2, 1977 (TN Gen. Society Library #2726, #2727, from Evelyn Sigler 11/1984; FHL book 975.5 H2har)
MAD: Pg.831 refers to the Aylett Family, and Martha Dandridge Aylett, dau. of P.& E. Aylett, who mar. Silas Duncan, Capt. in the U.S. Navy, on 3 Feb. 1831.
MAD: Pg.836 refers to Silas Duncan and wife Martha, who lived at the Tavern at Aylett [King William Co. VA], that Martha died on 11/26/1833 at the residence of her husband Capt. Silas Duncan of the US Navy (Richmond Whig 11/26/1833) and that Capt. Silas Duncan [b.1788] died 9/14/1834 at Dixon's Tavern, he a native of Morris Co. NJ. After his death, the tavern became the home of Capt. William Duncan, formerly of Washington, D.C., who died 10/11/1836, age 47, leaving a wife and 9 children, former publisher of the National Journal.
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