Duncans in Livingston Co. NY


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1821 from Genesee, Ontario


1830-1840 Livingston Co. NY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Livingston Co. NY Census
Pg.138, #279, Nancy DUNCAN 58 MA $150
                  Saphrona 21, Helen L. 20 NY
                  Henry A. 15 NY
                  (MAD: 1860 Allegany Co. NY census)

1860 Livingston Co. NY Census (MAD: did not look for Dunakin in earlier census)
Town of Avon, pg.9
Pg.147, #56-56, Andrew DUNAKIN 44 MA merchant $1,000-$3,000
                  Clarissa DUNAKIN 40 MA housekeeper
                  Charles DUNAKIN 14 NY
                  Mary DUNAKIN 1/12 NY
                  Alfred HOVEY 25 NY clerk
                  Jane CAMPBELL 22 IRE housework
                  Sarah DOUGLASS 30 NY nurse
                  Margaret MULLIGAN 22 IRE servant
Ossian (each page starts household #1)
Pg.926, #4-4, Raswell WHITNEY 59 NY farmer $23,200-$1,200
                  Mary E. 49 NY
                  Ann DUNCAN 27 NY
                  Emma J. 26 NY
                  Angelica (f) 24 NY
                  Siva? (Sioa?) (m) 19 NY farmer
                  Samuel 16, Ezra 16 NY farmers
                  Royal (m) 13, Winfield G. (m) 9 NY
                  Charles S. 5 NY
                  Sarah 21 NY

1870 Livingston Co. NY Census
Town of Avon
Pg.21, #336-330, DUNAKIN, Andrew 44 MA huckster $12,000-$12,910
                  Clariser (f) 40 MA keeping house
                  Mary 10 NY attending school
                  DELANEY, Catharine 35 IRE domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
Town of Dansville
Pg.317, #559-566, AUSTIN, Mark 45 NY dry goods merchant $4,000-$15,000
                  Mary 36 NY house keeping
                  Estelle 10 NY attending school
                  Mark (m) 8/12 NY b.Oct.
                  STUNB?, Mary 21 NY domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
                  MURPHY, Katie 14 NY domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, William 17 NY clerk in store
Pg.328, #734-745, (written sideways: Water Case)
                  PATTERSON, Milton 45 OH farmer $600
                  and many others, including
                  DUNKAN, George 15 PA attending school

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Livingston County, New York : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers" by James H. Smith; pub. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason, 1881, 619 pgs. (LH3591, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL book 974.785 H2sm and film 844,639 item 1 and 934,837 item 2)
      Pg.232: First M.E. Church of Sparta. Organized in 1841, church edifice was erected in 1862. Rev. James Duncan was the first pastor after the erection of the church, remaining three years.

1879 "The United States Biographical Dictionary: Kansas Volume, containing accurately compiled biographical sketches into which is woven the history of the state and its leading interests" pub. Chicago and Kansas City : S. Lewis & Co. (FHL book 978.1 D3u v.1&2; FHL film 874,388, items 1&2)
      Pg.761-762: MAJOR CHARLES ANDREW DUNAKIN, Chanute (Neosho Co. KS). Charles A. Dunakin is a descendant on the paternal side, of one of the old Scotch Protestant families, who fled to the North of Ireland at the time of the Catholic persecution. From that country three brothers, Samuel, Andrew, and Patrick, came to the United States and settled in Massachusetts, before the Revolution, and some of their descendants served in that war. Patrick died, but Samuel and Andrew reared families, and from the latter Charles A. Dunakin is descended. His father, Andrew Dunakin, immigrated to the Genesee Valley in 1827, and engaged in the mercantile business, in which he was very successful. He was married about 1835 to Clarissa Gaylord, who was of English ancestry. They had three children, two daughters and one son, Charles Andrew, who was born October 18, 1845, at Avon [Livingston Co. NY] in the Genesee Valley.
            Major Dunakin was reared and educated at Avon. He attended the common schools in the Academy of that place. At the age of seventeen he left school and went into his father's store, where he remained until he was twenty years of age as his father's clerk. At this time he bought his father out and engaged in the business with his brother-in-law, Solon Watkins, as his partner. They continued ... His father ... bought the store back.
            Major Dunakin then went to St.Clair, Michigan, and took charge of a store for a friend, Park Mathewson, for a year. In the summer of 1870 he came to Chanute, Kansas. He then engaged in the sale of groceries, hardware and agricultural implements. He continued in that line for three years, then he sold out and went to New York City ... wholesale jewelry business ... until September, 1877, ... returned to Chanute, where he still had a business house, and there opened out a furniture and harness store. ...
            Major Dunakin was married February 6, 1867, at Avon, New York, to Elnora Winans. She is of an old family that came to America about two hundred years ago, and settled where Elizabethtown, New Jersey, now stands. The great ship-builder and railroad man, Ross Winans, is a second cousin of Mrs. Dunakin. They have two children -- Lulu Bell, eight years old, and Charles Winans, four years of age.
            He has belonged to the Masonic Order twelve years ... Republican in politics .... He was the first mayor of the city of New Chicago, since called Chanute. He was reared under the influence of the Methodist church ...


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