Duncans in Schoharie Co. NY


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

Last revised October 30, 2007

Formed 1795 from Albany, Otsego


1800 Schoharie Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1810 Schoharie Co. NY Census
Pg.101  David Duncan         31010         - 10010
   102  Charles S. Dunkin    20010         - 30010

1820 Schoharie Co. NY Census
Pg.160  Charles S. Duncan    220010        - 31101
Pg.221  Elijah E. Dunscomb   000100        - 10100

1830 Schoharie Co. NY Census
Pg. 91  Charles B. Duncan    0011,101      - 0001,0001
        Daniel Duncan        2000,2        - 0010,1

1840 Schoharie Co. NY Census
Pg. 21  Joel Duncan          1000,01       - 1200,1
          (one name)
        Charles Duncan       0000,1000,001 - 0000,1
          (incl. James Johnson 84 Rev. Pen.)
    24  David Duncan         0120,01       - 0000,01
    26  William Duncan       1000,01       - 1100,1
Pg.114  Charles S. Duncan    0001,0001     - 0010,0000,1
Pg.122  George F. Duncan     1000,011      - 0000,1001

1850 Schoharie Co. NY Census
Pg.60, #869-870, William L. DUNCAN 30 NY farmer $500
                  Betsy 33 NY
                  Lydia 15, Deborah J. 13 NY
                  Daniel D. 11, William A. 5 NY
Pg.60, #872-873, Joel J. DUNCAN 41 NY farmer $1000
                  Harriet 38 NY
                  Juliet 17, Cyrena J. (f) 16 NY
                  Phoebe J. 13, Horace C. 10 NY
                  Harriet A. 2 NY
                  Deborah 74 NY
Pg.60, #873-874, Daniel DUNCAN 45 NY farmer $1200
                  Sarah 37 NY
                  Charles 22, Truman (m) 15 NY
                  Ova (m) 20 NY
Town of Conesville
Pg.178, #2583-2584, Charles D. DUNCAN 32 NY laborer
                  Sarah J. 31 NY
                  Byancy J. HEWSON (f) 10 NY

1860 Schoharie Co. NY Census
Pg.116, #30-30, Joel DUNCAN 51 NY farmer $900-$748
                  Harriet 47 NY domestic
                  Horace (m) 20 NY farmer
                  Harriet 12, Lucinda 8 NY
                  Joel DUNCAN Jnr. 2 NY
                  Patte ELLIOT (f) 65 NY domestic
Pg.185, #587-587, Charles DUNCAN 41 NY shingle maker $0-$100
                  Sarah J. 44 NY domestic
                  (MAD: no children, not m/in/year)
Pg.236-7, #168-160, William DUNCAN 48 NY farmer $1100-$300
                  Betsey 48 NY
                  Lydia M. 25 NY dressmaker
                  Deborah Janett 23 NY dressmaker
                  Daniel 21 NY farm laborer
                  Bianca (f) 4 NY (MAD: not 14)
                  William 15 NY farm laborer
Pg.243, #220-210, Daniel DUNCAN 55 NY farmer $3000-$770
                  Sally 61 NY
                  Charles 31 NY farm laborer

1870 Schoharie Co. NY Census
Pg.19, #10-12, DUNCAN, Daniel D. 65 NY farmer $4000-$4600
                  Salla (f) 71 NY keeping house
                  Charles S. 42 NY farm laborer
Pg.26, #117-132, DUNCAN, William L. 58 NY farmer $3,000-$900
                  Betsy 58 NY keeping house
                  Lydia M. 35 NY at home
                  Jennett 33 NY at home
                  Daniel D. Jr. 31 NY at home
Pg.26, #118-133, DUNCAN, Joel 61 NY farmer $2500-$800?
                  Harriet 57 NY keeping house
                  Lasinda (f) 15 NY at home
                  Joel H. 12 NY at home
                  BARLOW, Reuben S. 6 NY at school
Pg.26, #118-134, WALKER, Abram A. 25 NY clerk in drygoods store $0-$500
                  Harriet A. 21 NY keeping house
                  Cynthia G??. 66 NY

1920 CENSUS, SUMMIT TOWN, SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NEW YORK (from Kathy D. Cawley 2/2006)
S.D.#8, E.D.#105, PAGE# 217, IMAGE 9 OF 10
SARAH, WIFE, F/W, AGE 19, N.Y./N.Y./N.Y.
HOWARD J., SON, M/W, AGE 2(?), N.Y./N.Y./N.Y.
      (KDC: 1910 Greene Co. NY; 1930 Otsego Co. NY)


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, Charles D.; B 4 NY H Art.; 1876 July 19, Invalid Appl. #222726, no cert. (MAD: ? 1850 Schoharie Co. NY census)
      Duncan, Truman J.; widow Duncan, Olive H.; E 50 NY Engrs; 1889 Nov. 26, Invalid Appl. #740535, Cert. #560696, NY; 1900 May 22, Widow Appl. #719841, Cert. #497936, NY. (MAD: b. Schoharie Co. NY, mar. Olive Howard 1865 Broome Co. NY, had 2nd fam. in Camden Co. NJ area, per query of Stanley Dunn 1993)

HISTORIES before 1923

1891 "Portrait and biographical album of Washtenaw County, Michigan : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co. (LH5014; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL book 977.435 D3w and film 1,000,248 item 2)
      Pg.532: JAMES McLAREN, section 34, Lima Township, son of Daniel McLaren who came to Michigan 1830, James McLaren born August 9, 1835, in Lima Township, married in 1855 to Virginia, daughter of Charles and Sarah (Hospital) Duncan. Mr. Duncan is a native of New York, being born in Schoharie County and Mrs. Duncan was born in Leesburg, Va. They were the parents of five daughters and two sons. They came to Michigan in 1840 and lived in Unadilla Township, Livingston Co. until the death of Mrs. Duncan, after which he removed East and made his home near Niagara Falls, for the remainder of his life. He was a second time married to Mary Watson who is now Mrs. Ives of Chelsea, Mich. He was a miller by trade and a contractor and farmer and was an excellent business man. He filled the office of Justice of the Peace when he was living in Unadilla Township and was an earnest advocate of the Republican Party. (MAD: children of James and Virginia McLaren given, not copied here)

1877 "The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and self-made men : Wisconsin volume." pub. Chicago : American Biographical Pub. (FHL fiche 6,051,214; Placerville FHC 10/2007)
      Pg.64: CHARLES SPENCER DUNCOMBE, M.D., Racine. Charles S. Duncombe, a native of Middleburgh, Schoharie county, New York, was born on the 18th of November, 1821, and is the son of Elijah E. Duncombe and Catharine Bouch Duncombe. His ancestors have been somewhat noted for their longevity. His great-grandfather, a revolutionary soldier, was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill. His grandfather removed to Canada in 1819, whither his father went three years later. He was a prominent man in his community, highly respected by all, and for more than forty years a practicing physician in Saint Thomas. Two of his uncles, Charles and David Duncombe, also physicians, served in the provincial house of parliament during a period of twelve years. Charles, therefore, being raised under such influences, naturally inclined to the medical profession.
      During his boyhood he attended the common schools of his adopted home in Canada, whither his parents had moved when he was one year old, and besides had the advantages offered by a seminary in London. At the age of seventeen he engaged in teaching, and two years later began the study of medicine, under the supervision of his father, and soon afterward pursued a course of study in the Medical College, at Geneva, New York, attending two courses of lectures, and graduating on the 23d of January, 1844. In the ensuing spring, ... settled in Walworth county, Wisconsin ... four years ... then returned to Saint Thomas, Ontario, ... twelve years. To Wisconsin in the spring of 1860, settled at Racine, his present home ... His political sentiments are republican, ... religious communion Dr. Duncombe is identified with the Episcopal church. He was married on the 24th of January, 1844, the day after his first graduation, to Miss Susan A.C. Baker, and by her has one son and two daughters. (MAD: "Baker" as given)

1879 "History of Racine and Kenosha counties, Wisconsin" pub. by Chicago, Western Historical Co. (FHL book 977.59 H2r; Sacramento FHC 10/2007)
      Pg.577: City of Racine. CHARLES S. DUNCOMBE, physician and surgeon, was born in Elkhorn, Schoharie Co., N.Y., and graduated at the Geneva Medical College in 1844, and from the Hahnemann Medical College in 1861; he came to Wisconsin in May, 1844, and settled in Lyons, Walworth Co., where he lived four years, and then went to Canada and practiced there until the fall of 1858; in May, 1860, he came to Racine; he served as Assistant Surgeon in the 22d Wis. Regt. V.I.; he is a member of the Wisconsin Medical Association. He married, Jan. 24, 1844, Susan A.C. Barker, who is a native of Geneva, N.Y.; they have three children -- Wm. E., Kittie E., and Jennie M.M. Mr. and Mrs. Duncombe and daughters are members of the Episcopal Church. (MAD: "Barker" as given)


Records of several families in Schoharie Co. NY have been published.
      Elijah Eli Duncombe, M.D., b. 1795 Stanford, NY, d. 1870 St. Thomas, m. 1818 to Catherine Bouck, Middleburg [Schoharie Co.], NY, b. 1802 Middleburg. The family Bible of his daughter Susie A.J. Duncombe, which was given to her sister Jerusha Duncombe Wegg. Pg.201-206, "WI Family Records" by WI DAR, Vol.20 (FHL film 848,696 item 8)
      Charles Dunkin, b. Nov. 23, 1805, Schoharie County, N.Y.; mar. June 30, 1831, Maryland; d. Jan. 1, 1867, Stamford C.C. (Headstone in Unadilla Cemetery); Sarah Hospital, b. April 9, 1810, Leesburg, Virginia, mar. June 30, 1831, Maryland, d. April 24, 1862 (Interred in Unadilla Cemetery, Michigan); of 1850 Livingston Co. MI census. Pg.14-15, "Bismarck-Mandan (ND) Hist. & Genealogical Society" Vol.2#1 March 1973 (FHL book 978.477 B2b)


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