Duncans in Warren Co. NJ


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

Last revised July 29, 2008

Formed 1824 from Sussex


1830 Warren Co. NJ Census (pg.444 from Kathy Cawley 5/2004)
Pg.351  Eve Duncan             Free colored          Oxford
   444  Andrew Freese          1100,001  - 1100,01   Hardwick

1840 Warren Co. NJ Census (pg.344 from Kathy Cawley 5/2004)
Pg.267  Joseph Dunkan          Free colored          Greenvie.
   307  Benjamin Duncan        Free colored          Oxford
   324  Abraham DUCANS         2210,0001 - 0001,001  Mansfield
   344  Susan Freese           001       - 0211,001  Hope

1850 Warren Co. NJ Census (pg.429 rechecked by Kathy Cawley 5/2004, Daniel's age plain)
Pg.291, #133, Sarah DUNCAN 80 NJ BLACK pauper in poor house
Pg.326, #320, Joseph DUNCAN 38 NJ BLACK hostler
                  Catharine 32 NJ BLACK
                  Frank 12, Thomas 9 NJ BLACK
                  Dilly Ann FUNNCAN? 17 NJ BLACK
Pg.429, #643, Susan FREESE 44 NJ (blank) $3,000
                  Abraham 16 NJ clerk
                  Isaac 14 NJ
                  Daniel L. DUNCAN 45 NJ physician $0-$0
                  Harriet 20 NJ
Pg.457, #15, Benjamin DUNCAN 60 NJ BLACK laborer $100
                  Phillis 60 NJ BLACK
                  Margaret 11 NJ BLACK

1860 Warren Co. NJ Census (pg.23 rechecked by Kathy Cawley 5/2004)
Hope Twp.
Pg.23, #155-153, D.L. DUNCAN (m) 34 NJ physician $0-$500
                  Harriet 30 NJ
                  C.W. (m) 9, W.F. (m) 8 NY
                  Jacob NEWMAN 25 NJ school teacher $0-$200
                  Susan FRESSE 55 NJ domestic $0-$2,000
                  (MAD: Daniel L. Duncan in 1870 Sussex Co. NJ census; wife Harriet and son Wm. F. in 1870 Tompkins Co. NY census; son Charles in 1870 New York City, 2nd Ward, 1st ED, census; both in 1880 New York City, 19th Ward, 14th Dist., pg.272C, census)
Phillipsburg Twp.
Pg.239, #177-184, Hotel
                  Joseph DUNCAN 50 NJ BLACK hostler $0-$0
Pg.259, #343-351, Frank DUNCAN 25 NJ BLACK laborer $0-$50
                  Mariann 21 NJ BLACK
                  Alice 8/12 NJ BLACK
Washington Twp.
Pg.402, #185-187, Joseph LOSEY 39 NJ lumber merchant $1200-$300
                  Frances (f) 36 NJ
                  Hellen 5, Pereena (f) 3 NJ
                  Eddy L. (m) 1 NJ
                  Edward W. DUNCAN 17 NJ BLACK (blank)
Pg.422, #339-339, Charles POOL 56 ENG (blank) $4000-$200
                  Eliza 57 NJ
                  William 16 NJ
                  Westley DUNCAN (m) 18 NJ BLACK domestic
                  Margarett (f) 13 NJ BLACK domestic
Pg.432, #413-413, James GROFF 56 NJ retired $30,000-$5,000
                  Sydney (f) 41 NJ
                  Sally DUNCAN 30 NJ BLACK domestic
                  Peter DOLAN 24 IRE laborer
                  Jacob FRENCH 14 NJ laborer (MAD: age as given)

1870 Warren Co. NJ Census
Franklin Twp. (first name first)
Pg.62, #326-326, Sarah SMITH 58 NJ house keeping $450-$0
                  William KENNEY 45 NJ farmer $1000-$500
                  Samuel HICKS 74 NJ (blank)
                  Sarah DUNCAN 15 NJ (blank)
Mansfield Twp. (first name first)
Pg.272, #322-338, Poor house, lots of people, including on pg.273
                  Silva DUNKIN (f) 90 NJ BLACK pauper
Phillipsburg (first name first)
Pg.322, #15-15, Joseph DUNCAN 55 NJ BLACK laborer $0-$100
                  Catherine 59 NJ BLACK (blank)
                  George C. 18 NJ BLACK laborer
                  Sallie 13 NJ BLACK
                  Kate 10 NJ BLACK
                  Agnes 7 NJ BLACK
                  Christienna (f) 35 NJ BLACK (blank)
Pg.381, #942-942, Samuel DUNCAN 35 ENG machinest $0-$200, parents of foreign birth
                  Elisabeth 23 NJ
                  Eva 2 NJ, father of foreign birth
                  Elisabeth 8/12 NJ b.Sept., father of foreign birth


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, Daniel L., widow Duncan, Harriet F.; H 9 NJ Inf.; 1890 Nov. 4, Widow Appl. #487340, Cert. #361576, NY. (MAD: 1850-1860 Warren Co. NJ census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1890 "A Medical history of the County of Warren [NJ], 1765-1890" by T.G., J.C. Johnson; pub. Newark, N.J.: unknown (LH2281, HeritageQuest images 5/2007 & 7/2007; FHL fiche 6,052,471)
      Sketches of those who were not members of Warren County District Medical Society:
      Pg.84: DANIEL L. DUNCAN was a native of Orange County, N.Y., a student of Dr. J. Linn Allen of Lafayette, Sussex County. He located at Hope in the Fall of 1849. His personal appearance was prepossessing; of fine manners, neat in dress, and he was popular in the community, but lacked the faculty of continuance. After three years' residence in Hope, he removed to Delaware Station, then to Jersey City; returned to Hope and served a short period as an army surgeon. After the war he located in Newton, and did well for a time, then removed to New York, where he died. His son, William F. Duncan, is a surgeon of the National Guard of New York, and practices in the city.
      Pg.94: HOPE (town), (doctors) ... D.L. Duncan, 1849 to 1852, again in 1858.

1881 "History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers" by James P. Snell; pub. Philadelphia (LH2202; HeritageQuest image 10/2007; FHL book 974.97 H2s 1981 & v.2 and film 2,055,561 item 5 (v.1) and item 6 (v.2), also film 459,494)
      Pg.522: Warren Co. DANIEL L. DUNCAN, a native of Orange Co., N.Y., was a medical student of Dr. J. Linn Allen, then practicing at Branchville, Sussex Co. Dr. Duncan located at Hope in the autumn of 1849, and remained three years; moved successively to Delaware, to Jersey City, then back to Hope; was for a short period a surgeon in the volunteer service during the late civil war; after the war located at Newton, soon after practiced in New York City, but is again practicing in Newton.


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