Duncans in Putnam Co. NY


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

Last revised August 24, 2007

Formed 1812 from Dutchess


1820 Putnam Co. NY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1830 Putnam Co. NY Census
Pg.62  Mrs. Duncan      021  -  2100,01

1840-1850 Putnam Co. NY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Putnam Co. NY Census
Pg.169, #66-69, Robert N. FLETCHER 40 NY hotel keeper $6000-$200
                  & family & 3 others
                  David DUNCAN 70 SCT ostler $0-$0

1870 Putnam Co. NY Census
Pg.60, #68-70, BENEDICT, Benj. F. 69 NY farmer $1200-$3000
                  Emeline 59 NY keep house
                  Henry L. 38 NY farm work
                  Adie P. 22 NY at home
                  DUNKEN, Bejo (f) 21 IRE servant, parents of foreign birth

HISTORIES before 1923

"The history of Putnam County, N.Y. : with an enumeration of its towns, villages, rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, mountains, hills, and geological features, local traditions, and short biographical sketches of early settlers, etc." by William J. Blake; pub. New York: Baker & Scribner, 1849, 360 pgs. (LH6704, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL book 974.732 H2b and film 1,425,565 item 2)
      Pg.159: Philipstown. ... It is the birth place of Lieut. Col. Duncan, of the United States Army, who has rendered his country signal service on the bloody battle fields of Mexico. The old house in which this gallant officer was born, is no longer standing, having been accidentally burned down in 1841. ... The true name of the Col. is Duncanson; and as his father alleges, when he entered the army, by an oversight, or mistake of the recording clerk in the War Department, at Washington, his name was written Duncan. ... since then, in all his communications to Government and others, has written his surname, Duncan.


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