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Duncans in Kings Co. NY


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

Last revised October 18, 2013

Formed 1683; original county


1800-1830 Kings Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Kings Co. NY Census
Pg.444  William Dunken      0110,001     - 0100,02
   616  Robert Dunkin       1000,01      - 0201,1
   728  George Dunkin       0000,0001    - 0010,001
Pg.798  Freeman Dukins      1020,001     - 0100,01
Pg.880  Henry M. Dunkin     Free colored
   896  Daniel Dincin       0000,011     - 0110,01

1850 Kings Co. NY Census
Brooklyn Ward 1
Pg.57, #810, Thomas DUNCAN 36 ENG basket maker
                  Ann 33 ENG
                  Thomas 10, John 8 ENG
                  Walter 4 ENG
                  Ann Elizabeth 7/12 NY
Brooklyn Ward 2
Pg.176, #1646, Thomas DUNCAN 25 IRE machinest
                  Ann Maria 21 MD
                  Susanna 3 MD
                  (MAD: Ann & ch. in 1860 Baltimore, MD census, Ward 4)
Brooklyn Ward 3
Pg.230, #536, Wm. BAGLEY & family & others
                  James DUNCAN 26 SCT clerk
Brooklyn Ward 4
Pg.370, #1081, Ebenezer W. DUNKAM 38 NJ merchant
                  Maria 35 NY
                  Julia M. 10, Henry C. 7 NY
                  Sarah 3 NY
Brooklyn Ward 5
Pg.153-6, #--, US Ship "NC"
                  "including persons who have during the past year
                  shipped from said vessel & now out at sea"
                  Henry DUNCAN 28 SCT seaman
                  Alexander DUNCAN 37 PA seaman
Brooklyn Ward 6
Pg.193, #493, Robert DUNCAN 40 IRE boiler maker
                  Latisea (f) 38 IRE
                  Mary 18, Isabella 15 IRE
                  Charles 6, Isaac 3 NY
Brooklyn Ward 7
Pg.367, #1005, Patrick DUNCAN 20 IRE laborer
                  Rosa 19 IRE
Brooklyn Ward 10
Pg.179, #1697, John SWITZER 30 NY carpenter
                  Ellen 24 NY
                  Martha 1 NY
                  Charles DUNCAN 21 NY carpenter
                  Amanda 20 NY
                  Eliza HOPKINS 12 NY
Brooklyn Ward 11
Pg.316, #---, Mary A. DUNCAN 9 NY in orphan asylum
Pg.74-7, #---, alms house
                  Daniel DUNCAN 27 IRE
                  Rose DUNCAN 30 IRE
Pg.195, #940, Daniel DUNCAN? (DANCAN?) 54 SCT porter
                  Elizabeth 50 IRE
                  Grace 17 NY
                  Henry PALMER 11 ENG
                  Jane BRIGHAM 28 IRE
Pg.302, #2708, James M. WATERHOUSE & family
                  Rose DUNCAN 19 IRE
Pg.326, #3043, Willm. DUNCAN 40 ENG cooper
                  Elizabeth J. 35 ENG
                  Martha 13, Thomas 10 ENG
                  Mary E. 3 NY
Pg.394, #581-955, Wm. DUNSCOMB 31 NY shoemaker $1500
                  Sally 31 NY
                  Elisabeth 8, Wm. 6 NY
                  Laura 4, Susan 2 NY
Pg.463, #2008, J.M. HASKINS & family Epis. clergyman
                  Fleming DUNCAN 50 IRE merchant $20000
                  Mary 46 IRE
                  Eliza 22 IRE
                  John 21, James 18 NY
                  & others
Pg.486, #2342, John DUNCAN 27 IRE lawyer
                  Margaret 23 IRE
Pg.496, #2484, Robert DUNCAN 40 SCT locksmith
                  Georgiana 40 NY
                  Archibald 14, Caroline 12 NY
                  Robert 10 NY
                  Mary 20 IRE
                  Mary 23 NY

1860 Kings Co. NY Census
Brooklyn Ward 1 Div.1
Pg.67, #301-420, Margaret DUNIGAS 27 IRE servant
                  in another household
                  (MAD: indexed Duncan)
Pg.68, #307-426, Geo. W. READ 45 VT straw goods $100,000-$12,000
                  Geo. ROWLAND 11 NY
                  Charles REED 8, Mary 5 NY
                  Susan DUNCAN 4 NY
                  William REED 2 NY
                  Emily TUTTON 50 CT
                  Emily 24 CT
                  Annie ADERSON 22 NY
                  & 6 servants
Brooklyn Ward 2 Dist.2
Pg.421, #501-1031, David DUNCAN 31 NY produce dealer $0-$1000
                  Harriet 28 NY
                  Sarah 9, Samuel 3 NY
Pg.421, #501-1032, Abraham STIMAS 57 NJ express bus $0-$100
                  Cornelia 49 NY
Brooklyn Ward 3 Dist.1
Pg.465, #185-224, Jane DUNCAN 55 NY (blank) $0-$0
                  Elizabeth FOLSOM 30 NY boarding house keeper $0-$0
                  William MERRILL 60 CT Rrooks? $0-$10,000
                  Robert GRANNISS? 55 CT book keeper
                  Sarah GILLIN 20 IRE servant
                  Susan MULLEN 30 IRE servant
Pg.469, #197-243, Martha B. SPENCER 35 CT (blank) $0-$0
                  Mary 15 NY
                  Sam N. BURRELL 53 CT undertaker $10,000-$5,000
                  Mary 50 CT
                  & others
                  James C. DUNCAN 35 CT gold pen maker
Brooklyn Ward 4 Div.1
Pg.771, #432-595, Mrs. ELLIS 50 ENG dress maker $0-$250
                  Mrs. DUNKIN 30 ENG dress maker $0-$250
                  Ewen CAMERON (m) 25 SCT book trade $0-$1500
Brooklyn Ward 4 Dist.2
Pg.935-6, #609-922, Samuel HUTTON 50 SC MULATTO news dealer
                  Jane 40 SC MULATTO
                  Elisa DOWNS 46 NC MULATTO washwoman
                  Sarah RICHARDSON 28 NC MULATTO
                  Stephen HUTTON 15 NC MULATTO
                  James H. DUNCAN 11 NC BLACK
                  Mary Ann 8 NC BLACK
                  James COLEMAN 40 NY BLACK seaman
                  Mary 30 NY BLACK
                  Susan 4/12 NY BLACK
Pg.938, #622-"649"(949), James DUNCAN 40 NC (white) laborer
                  Julia 19 NC
                  Margret 15, Sarah 14 NC
                  Mary HENDERSON 2 NY
                  Andrew 1/12 NY
                  Mary McAVOY 22 IRE domestic
Brooklyn Ward 5
Pg.415, #426-974, Aaron DUNCAN 43 NJ bookbinder $0-$3200
                  Genet (f) 29 NY
                  John 8, Louisa 5 NY
                  Wm. 4, Herbert (m) 2 NY
Brooklyn Ward 6 Dist.2
Pg.669, #87-85, N. WARING (m) 52 NY lawyer $0-$0
                  C.A. (f) 45 NY (blank) $0-$5000
                  H.H. (m) 28 NY lawyer
                  M.H. DUNCAN (m) 22 NY (blank)
                  J.M. (m) 31 OH Lieutenant US Navy
                  E.H. WARING (m) 26 NY (blank)
                  J.F. (m) 18 NY
                  H.B. (m) 22 PA
                  & 3 servants
Pg.780, #534-894, J. DUNCAN (m) 35 BREMAN mariner $1500-$0
                  Eliza 25 HALIFAX
                  Ewo (m) 5, Eliza 3, Annie 7/12 NY
                  G.J?. (m) 25 NY clerk
Pg.831, #684-1340, W. DUNCAN (m) 35 ENG tailor $0-$0
                  Ann 32 IRE
                  J.A. (m) 11, M.J. (f) 4 NY
Brooklyn Ward 6 Dist.3
Pg.979, #545-1075, Joseph W. DUNCAN 50 PA merchant $0-$1500
                  Anna H. 50 PA
                  Albert H. HARRIS 28 OH sailsman $0-$0
                  Eliza A. 28 PA
                  Martha DICKSON 19 IRE servant
                  (MAD: 1870 San Francisco Co. CA census, Wd.8)
Brooklyn Ward 7 Dist.2
Pg.270, #848-1081, Samuel DUNCAN 31 NY laborer $0-$0
                  Mary 29 NY
                  Emeline 6, Emily 4 NY
                  David 2, Daniel 10/12 NY
Pg.282, #923-1162, John DUNCAN 32 ENG clerk $0-$0
                  Eliza 28 ENG
                  Clara (f) 3/12 NY
Brooklyn Ward 8 Dist.1
Pg.386, #415-554, O. DUCON (m) 56 IRE builder $0-$0
                  Mary 54 MA ("Mass")
                  George 30, William 26 MA masons
                  Hannah 22 CT dress maker
                  Charles 19 NY clerk
                  Thomas 17 NY
                  Obediah 13 IRE
                  Mary FLOUTS 20 ENG servant
Pg.407, #424-671, H. DUNCAN (f) 41 IRE (blank) $1000-$500
                  John 17 NY carpenter
                  Samuel 15, Robert 13 NY clerks
                  William 11, James 9 NY
                  George 9, Josiah 5 NY
                  E. GLUGEN (f) 55 NY washwoman
                  (MAD: ages as given of James and George; ? Josiah 5 NY in 1870 Cumberland Co. ME census?)
Pg.410, #438-690, G. BUTLER (m) 64 NY land agent $0-$1000
                  Mary 58 NY
                  C. LEAVET (f) 24 NY
                  G. BUTLER (f) 17 NY
                  L. LEAMETT (m) 4 NY
                  G. DUNCAN (m) 28 NY merchant $0-$500
                  Josephine 26 NY
                  Horatio (m) 7/12 NY
Brooklyn Ward 9 Dist.1
Pg.732, #1114-1548, Oliver DUNCAN 31 CAN lithographer $1200-$200
                  Jane 25 NY
                  Rebecca J. 10 NJ
                  Oliver T. 11/12 NY
                  Mary DOUGHTY 30 NY seamstress
                  (MAD: ? 1850 Hudson Co. NJ census age 24 b. CAN)
Brooklyn Ward 10 Dist.1
Pg.70, #361-526, A. GIBSON (m) 52 VA commander US navy $2000-$2000
                  Caroline 42 NY
                  Alexander L. 17, Mary E. 14 NY
                  E.J. DUNCOMB (f) 40 PA
                  Mary SHAY 26 IRE servant
Pg.120, #633-894, John BROOKS 36 NY clerk $0-$1000
                  Mary 26 NY
                  Ellen 3 NY
                  Mary DUNCAN 26 IRE servant
                  Mary BROOKS 1 NY
Brooklyn Ward 10 Dist.3
Pg.581, #749-1320, Hugh McBRIDE 37 IRE carpenter $0-$0
                  Jane 30 SCT
                  Robert J. 6, Thomas 4 NY
                  Hugh 2, Agnes 1 NY
                  Jno. DUNCAN 25 IRE machinest
                  Alexander 18 IRE carpenters app.
Brooklyn Ward 11 Dist.1
Pg.16, #53-147, Thomas DUGAN 28 IRE laborer $0-$100
                  Rosanna 22 IRE
                  (MAD: indexed Duncan; no children, not mar/in/year)
Pg.44, #149-382, S.C. KARRINGTON (m) 58 DE BLACK expressman $1000-$1000
                  Anna 59 DE BLACK
                  Land (m) 24 DE BLACK (blank) $0-$100
                  Sarah 21 DE BLACK (blank)
                  Samuel 21 NY BLACK store keeper $0-$100
                  Rachell (f) 21 NY BLACK
                  Sarah DUKEN 15 NY BLACK
                  David 2 NY BLACK
                  Seleanal (f) 7/12 NY BLACK
Brooklyn Ward 11 Dist.2
Pg.253, #162-249, Edward DUNCAN 33 ENG book binder $0-$100
                  Isabella 31 ENG
                  Henry 12, Emma 10 ENG
                  Isabella 4, Ada (f) 1 NY
Brooklyn Ward 11 Dist.3
Pg.599, #594-727, Samuel DUNKIN 40 ME common merchant $3000-$20,000
                  Lucinda 35 ME
                  Orin C. (m) 18 ME clerk
                  Nonira? (Nornia?) (f) 15 ME
                  Mary E. REEVE 20 ME
                  Mary GALLAGHER 20 IRE servant
                  (MAD: 1850 Lincoln Co. ME census; birthstate above given as "Me"; "Monira" in 1850)
Brooklyn Ward 12 Dist.1
Pg.741, #49-84, George DUNCAN 42 SCT ship carpenter $0-$600
                  Mary 45 IRE
                  Agnes 9 IRE
Pg.750, #90-169, William DUNCAN 42 PRUSSIA wrecker $0-$400
                  Catharine 30 FRANKforte
                  Hannah 11, August (m) 4 NY
                  David 3, Thomas 3/12 NY
Brooklyn Ward 12 Dist.2
Pg.936, #501-767, Robt. DUNCAN 50 IRE boiler maker $0-$0
                  Chas. (m) 15 IRE
                  Isaac 13, Robert 8 NY
Brooklyn Ward 13 Dist.1
Pg.685, #228-322, Dad. DUNCAN 46 NY baker $2500-$500
                  Mary A. 46 SCT
                  (MAD: indexed "David" Duncan; no ch., not mar/in/year)
Pg.728, #432-670, Robt. DUNCAN "18" NY blacksmith $0-$0
                  Georgiana (f) 48 NY (blank) $1000-$500
                  Robt. A. 17 NY
                  Archbd. (m) 24 NY watchmaker
                  Caroline 20 NY
                  Sarah A. DONE 10 NY
                  Ann POWERS 25 IRE
Brooklyn Ward 13 Div.2
Pg.932, #389-529, James F. DUNCAN 30 ENG auctioneer $6000-$2000
                  Hanah 26 ENG
                  Catherine J. 4, Thomas J. 2 NY
                  Eliza McMILLEN 20 IRE servant
                  (MAD: ?? 1870 Summit Co. OH census, James F. 51 IRE, Hannah R. 41 IRE)
Pg.939, #423-575, Flaming DUNCAN (m) 55 NY (blank) $20,000-$10,000
                  Mary A. 45 NY
                  James 21 NY clerk
                  Eliza 30 IRE
                  Bardley LENA (f) 18 b.BRIan servant
                  Bridget A. MURPHY 19 IRE servant
                  (MAD: Flaming & Mary A. use ditto marks to household above for places of birth)
Brooklyn Ward 14 Dist.1
Pg.30, #97-269, Wm. DUNCAN 52 ENG cooper $0-$0
                  Elizabeth 55 ENG
                  William J. 8, Thomas 7 NY
                  George E. TILT 21 NY ship carpenter
                  John WEBER 27 PA boat fitter
                  Elizabeth 19 NY
                  Mary 2, George 8/12 NY
Brooklyn Ward 14 Dist.2
Pg.239, #119-271, William MITCHELL 26 ENG laborer $0-$0
                  Sarah 23 ENG
                  Oswald OWEN (m) 20 ENG shoemaker
                  Anna 19 ENG
                  William DUNCAN 26 ENG laborer
                  William CLARK 52 ENG laborer
Pg.318, #390-964, Isabella DUNCAN 40 ENG plain sewer $0-$60
                  Emma 17 MA ("Mass") plain sewer
Brooklyn Ward 16 Dist.1
Pg.362, #468-841, George DUNCAN 28 BARENO tailor $0-$400
                  Teressa 28 BARENO
Brooklyn Ward 18 Dist.1
Pg.445-6, #298-441/2, Patrick DUNCAN 30 IRE laborer $0-$0
                  Bridget 10, John 8 IRE
                  Mary 7 IRE
                  Margaret 3 NY
                  James DUNCAN 3 NY
                  Peter 1 NY
                  Sarah SNYDER 12 NY
Flatbush Town
Pg.955-6, #1041-1076, Kings Co. Alms House (semi-alphabetic)
                  Danl. DUNCAN 70 IRE pauper
                  M. DUNCAN (f) 43 IRE pauper

Go to the 1870 Kings Co. NY Census


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, Alfred L., widow Duncan, Melissa C.; H 9 NJ Inf.; 1883 April 26, Invalid Appl. #481631, Cert. #655880, NJ; 1904 Feb. 18, Widow Appl. #800284, Cert. #581064, NY. (MAD: 1900 index, Brooklyn Wd.9, Kings Co. NY; 1880 pg.497D Meriden, New Haven Co. CT; 1870 pg.531, Wd.16 13th E.D. New York, NY; ? 1860 pg.296, Wd.1 Div.2, New York, NY)
      Duncan, Henry C.; A 5 NY Inf.; 1908 Oct. 26, Invalid Appl. #1378392, Cert. #1151219, NY; remarks C2476471. (MAD: ? 1850 Kings Co. NY census)
      Duncan, Lorenzo, widow Duncan, Emma F.; naval service, Landsman, Mendota, North Carolina; 1907 Oct. 10, Invalid Appl. #55342, Cert. #39668; 1909 June 19, Widow Appl. #28110, Cert. #20832. (MAD: ?? 1900 index for Lorence Duncan 55 CT, wife Emma 50 NY, & 2 ch, in Brooklyn Wd.9, Kings Co. NY)
      Duncan, Sebastian, widow Duncan, Annie C.; E 13 NJ Inf.; 1905 July 15, Invalid Appl. #1338112, Cert. #1112438, NY; 1915 Oct. 5, Widow Appl. #1053840, Cert. #800096?, NY. (MAD: 1850-1860 Essex Co. NJ; 1880 pg.165A, 1st Ward, Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY)


Iroquois Co. IL Deeds (SLC 9/11/2013)
      M-510/511: 16 Dec. 1857, Thomas Rifton and Lucy J. Rifton his wife of Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY, to Hannah Duncan, wife of James F. Duncan of Brooklyn, afsd, for $1 and other valuable considerations, to them paid, sell parcel of land, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.24N Range 11W in Iroquois Co. IL containing 80 acres more or less, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thomas Rifton, Lucy J. Rifton. Ack. 17 Dec. 1857 before Joseph C. Lawrence, Commissioner of New York Co., NY. Recorded March 3, 1858. (FHL film 1,321,565)
      N-578/579: 8 April 1858, Hannah Duncan, wife of James F. Duncan of city of Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY, to John W. Hope of same, for $1200 paid, sell parcel of land, S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.31 Twp.24N Range 11W in "Irquois" Co., IL, containing 80 acres, conveyed by Thos. Rifton & wife by deed 16 Dec? 1857, Recorded Book M Pg.510, Feb. 17, 1858, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Hannah Duncan, James F. Duncan. Wit. K?.H. Pusse, Sylvester Lay. Ack. 8 April 1858 before Sylvester Lay, Notary Public of New York City & County, State of NY. Recorded March 30, 1859. (FHL film 1,321,566)

Hamilton Co. OH Will (FHL film 355,102)
      12-174: #13925; Will of James M. Duncan proved 6 Oct. 1869; the original record of the will was destroyed in the burning of the courthouse on March 29 1884, but that the authenticated copy of said will and proceedings had therein? been? preserved?. ... restored; that on 6 Oct. 1869, will of James M. Duncan, late of Kings Co. NY, decd, ... Navy of the US residing in City of Brooklyn, Co. of Kings, NY; my wife Mary K. Duncan all my estate. Appoint wife the executorix and my brother-in-law William K.? Mauin? executor. Dated 12 Oct. 1859. Wit. Aug.? H. Sidell, counselor at law (address in Brooklyn); Gaird? Barnett (address in Brooklyn). Rec. Kings Co. NY surrogate court on oaths of David Barnett and Augustus H?. Sidell on 24 Oct. 1864; Mary K. Duncan and Wm. H. Waring executors.

HISTORIES before 1923

"Past and present of Bureau County, Illinois" by George B. Harrington; pub. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1906, 961 pgs. (LH4510, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL 977.3372 H2gh and film 934,971 item 3)
      Pg.435-436: C.B. DORR, section 34, Indiantown township, born September 14, 1861, ... George E. Dorr, father of our subject, New York, to this county, died in 1890 ... [had] married in New York Sarah A. Harrison ... died in 1900. C.B. Dorr married Miss Luella M. Duncan, a daughter of D.H. Duncan, of Tiskilwa, and they have three children: Bertha M., 10 years of age; Marion A., 6 years; and George H., 2 years. ... Congregational church at Providence ...
      Pg.815-816: CAPTAIN F.C. DUNCAN, manager of the Princeton gas plant, although one of the more recent acquisitions to the citizenship of Princeton, is so well known in business circles in Illinois as to have become already a representative resident of this place. He is a native of Bath, Maine, born March 23, 1847. His parents were Captain Charles C. and Hannah (Tibbetts) Duncan, who were likewise natives of Maine. In early life Captain Charles Duncan began following the sea and was a shipmaster. He took his family on various European and Mediterranean voyages until he established himself in New York city as a ship broker and ship owner in 1854. He also had a branch office in England, and carried on that business until 1867. ... Returning to this country, he resided in Brooklyn, New York, until he removed to Northfield, Massachusetts, in 1885, and became interested in school work there, in which he continued up to the time of his death, which occurred in Northfield in 1898. His wife passed away in New York city in 1869.
            Captain Duncan of this review largely acquired his education in the schools of Bath, Maine, and attended the Polytechnic schools of Brooklyn, New York, and he also continued his studies in England to some extent. ... In 1863 he came to the United States from England, and after receiving a special order from Gideon Welles, then secretary of the navy, to have his age waived, ... he obtained an acting appointment and went on board the United States ship Brooklyn as an officer of the United States navy ... At the close of the war he returned to the merchant service and sailed as chief officer until he obtained command in 1871. (list of his ships) In 1898 at San Francisco, and for a year thereafter remained a resident of that city. ... On nearly all of these voyages he was accompanied by his family, and his two youngest sons were born on board that ship.
            In 1899 Captain Duncan located at Galesburg, Illinois, where he became assistant secretary and treasure of the gas and electric light company ... When George F. Duncan of the McKinley syndicate purchased the Princeton gas works of H.S. Captron, he asked his brother to take charge of the new purchase, and he removed his family to Princeton on the 12th of May. This is his present business connection. The gas plant had its inception in 1874 and became an established fact in 1875. ...
            Captain Duncan was married in New York city to Miss Kate Belcher, a native of Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Samuel E. and Elizabeth (Foshay) Belcher, the former for thirty-four years president of the Jefferson Fire Insurance Company of New York city ... he made his home there until recent years, and now lives with his daughter in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at the age of 82 years. His wife passed away in New York city in 1902. Unto Captain and Mrs. Duncan have been born five children: Alice, at home; Otis Belcher, who is connected with the Western Electric Company in Chicago; Kate, at home; Fred Belcher, a student in Knox College, and Charles Clifford, at home. Captain Duncan is a republican, ... both he and his wife took letters to Central Congregational church at Galesburg, Illinois, from Plymouth church of Brooklyn, New York, ... in which both their fathers were deacons. The family now reside on South Pleasant street in Princeton, ... (MAD: Bath, Sagadahoc Co. ME; Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY; Northfield, Franklin Co. MA)

"Biographical Encyclopedia of Ohio of The Nineteenth Century" Galaxy Publishing Co., 1876 (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.1 B6153; and from Kathy D. Cawley 5/2007)
      Pg.562: DUNCAN, COMMANDER JAMES N., an Officer of the United States Navy, was born, 1820, in the town of Madisonville, Ohio. He entered the navy as a midshipman in 1837, and subsequently passed through a course of study in the Naval School at Philadelphia. He took an active part in the Mexican war, and especially distinguished himself in the contest which preceded the annexation of California. At the commencement of the late civil war he was serving as a Lieutenant on the United States steamer "Crusader," then just completing a two-years' cruise after slavers on the coast of Cuba. In 1862 he was appointed Commander, and assigned to the store-ship "Relief." Subsequently he was transferred to the monitor "Weehawken," of which he was commander, when she went down in Charleston harbor; but he was providentially on board of the flag-ship at the time of the disaster. He was next appointed to the command of the "Norwich" steam gun-boat, and assisted in the bombardment of Fort Pulaski, and of Jacksonville, Florida. During his service on the Gulf blockade, he contracted a disease of the heart which terminated his life. He died at Brooklyn, New York, August 21st, 1864.
      (MAD: Madisonville, Hamilton Co. OH; KDC: married 1857 in Brooklyn, Kings Co. New York, to Mary K. Waring, 1860 Kings Co. NY census, will filed in Hamilton Co. OH.)

"Facts and Faces of the Governing Bodies of California" by Sacramento Press News Association; pub. Sacramento, by Moe & Co. 1919 (Calif. History Room, Sacramento, CA State Library book 920.079 M6, 4/1/2010)
      Pg.86: W.E. DUNCAN, JR. Senator W.E. Duncan, Jr., has the remarkable record of having passed the bar before he was of age and he was forced to wait until his twenty-first birthday before he could get his certificate of his right to practice the profession he has ever since followed. (MAD: indexed as William Erskine Duncan)
      The Senator is a native of Brooklyn [Kings Co.], N.Y., but has resided in California many years. He was born April 14, 1867, and had a common school education. He was first elected to the Senate from the Sixth District in 1915 and from his advent into the Senate found himself involved in a desperate struggle over what was known as the Sutter Basin question. Though very powerful forces were arrayed against him, he fought on and succeeded in accomplishing most of what he was struggling to achieve. That session gave him a reputation of a fighter and though his re-election was closely contested, his district being 4,000 Reublican and 1,000 wet, he was triumphantly re-elected for a second Senatorial term last fall.
      He is married and has several children. He is also a member of several well known organizations. He lives in Oroville, the County Seat of Butte County, where he practices law. He has always been interested in reformatory and humanitarian legislation and was an ardent supporter of the Prohibition movement. He, for that reason, no doubt, was selected by Lieutenant-Governor as Chairman of the Committee on Public Morals. He is also a remember of the Committees on County Government, Irrigation, Judiciary, Labor and Capital, Normal Schools, Reconstruction and Roads and Highways.


"New York Daily Times," New York, New York, 28 May 1857 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      MARRIED. DUNCAN-WARING.- In Brooklyn, on Wednesday, May 27 [1857], at St. John's Church, by Rev. Evan M. Johnson, MARY K., daughter of NATHANIEL F. WARING, ESQ., and LIEUT. JAMES M. DUNCAN, U.S.N. (MAD: Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY)

"New York Times," New York, New York, 28 Feb 1863 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      Obituary. DUNCAN.- In Brooklyn, on Thursday evening, Feb. 26 [1863], suddenly, of paralysis, ANN, wife of JOHN DUNCAN, a native of England, in the 49th year of her age. The relatives and friends of her husband, and of her brother, HENRY JOHNSON, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, at the Church of the Messiah, Adelphi-st., Brooklyn, on Sunday next, March 1, at 2 o'clock precisely. Her remains will be interred in Greenwood Cemetery. (MAD: Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY)

"New York Times," New York, New York, 23 May 1870 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      Obituary. DUNCAN- In Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 21 [1870], suddenly, of apoplexy, MRS. JANE DUNCAN, widow of the late CHARLES E. DUNCAN, in the 75th year of her age. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, T.A. CUSHMAN, No. 40 Greene avenue, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. (MAD: Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY)


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