Duncan research files of
1800 Butler Co. PA Census Cannaughquenssing Twp. Pg.340 Samuel Duncan 10211 - 10110 1810 Butler Co. PA Census Cranbury Twp. Pg.120 S. Duncan 11001 - 11010 1820 Butler Co. PA Census (and from Kathy Cawley 5/2007) Cranbury Twp. Pg.156 James Oliphant, William Hanna, William Duncan 100010 - 30210 1830 Butler Co. PA Census Mercer Twp. Pg. 95 George Duncan 2110,001 - 1101,01 Cranberry Twp. Pg.100 Samuel Dunkin 0012,1 - 0 David Duncan 2000,1 - 1000,1 (next to each other) 1840 Butler Co. PA Census Muddycreek Twp Pg. 39 James Duncan 0000,001 - 0000,001 Cranberry Twp. Pg. 70 David Duncan 0020,01 - 2110,01 Samuel Duncan 0100,01 - 2100,01 72 Robt. Duncan 1100,1 - 1000,01 Donegal Twp. Pg.106 George Duncan 0121,2001 - 0111,01
1850 Butler Co. PA Census
Pg.129, #16, Robert DUNCAN 37 PA farmer $5000
Julian 41 PA
William 15, Nancy 13 PA
Graham (m) 11, Isaih (m) 9 PA
Besiah (m) 7, Alexander 5 PA
Presly (m) 2 PA
Pg.131, #49, Samuel DUNCAN 41 PA farmer $3000
Elizabeth 39 PA
Matilda 18, Mary Ann 16 PA
Elizabeth 14, Lewis 12 PA
Emeline 10, John 8 PA
Gilmore (m) 6, Nelson (m) 6/12 PA
Pg.138, #121, David DUNCAN 46 PA farmer $1500
Sarah 42 PA
William 24, Samuel D. 22 PA
Margaret 15, Sarah 13 PA
Mary Ann 10, Nancy 6 PA
Elizabeth A. 3 PA
(MAD: Samuel, Robert and David were grandsons of David Duncan & Margaret; see Fleming Co. KY will of Margaret)
Pg.200, #94, Charlott DUNCAN (m) 31 PA labourer $300
Elen 24 PA
Mary 6, Philip 4 PA
George 1 PA
Pg.200, #95, William DUNCAN 27 PA labourer
Sarah 20 PA
Nancy 1 PA
1860 Butler Co. PA Census
Pg.356, #465-452, Sarah DUNCAN 55 PA seamstress $0-$300
Sarah 22 PA seamstress
Elizabeth 13 PA seamstress
Nany (f) 16, Mary 20 PA seamstresses
Pg.358, #479-466, Robert DUNCAN 48 PA farmer $7260-$1029
Juliann (f) 51 PA
Nancy 22 PA domestic
Isaiah 20, Beriah (m) 18 PA farm hands
Alexander 16 (farm hand), Pressly (m) 14 PA
Juliann (f) 10, Robert 8 PA
Pg.359, #483-470, Samuel DUNCAN 52 PA farmer $3750-$1170
Elizabeth 47 PA
Mary A. 26, Elizabeth 24 PA domestics
Lewis 22 PA farm hand
Emeline 20 PA domestic
John 18, Alfred G. 16 PA farm hands
Nelson B. 11 PA
Pg.635, #101-101, James DUNCAN 40 PA carpenter $600-$300
Sidney (f) 43 PA
William 22 PA servant
Jerminger? (m) 19 PA
John 16 PA servant
Belminna (f) 7, Elizabeth 4 PA
James 1 PA
1870 Butler Co. PA Census (pg.188 #19 also from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
Pg.46, #140-140, DUNKEN, George 28 CANada blacksmith $0-$100, parents of foreign birth
Agness 24 PA keeping house
Wm. F. 5, Jane 3 PA, father of foreign birth
Connoquennessing Twp. (first name first)
Pg.181, #131-133, Enos G. DUNCAN 21 PA farmer $2500-$575
E.A. (f) 20 PA
L.D. (m) 2 PA
Pg.181, #132-134, Wm. DUNCAN 34 PA farmer $2400-$725
Cornelia (f) 31 OH
Agness L. 9, Alta (f) 6 IL
Pressly C. (m) 4, Virginia 2 PA
Pg.188, #19-19, DUNCAN, Samuel 60 PA farmer $10,000-$1,600
Elizabeth 55 PA keeping house, father of foreign birth
Nelson (m) 20 PA farm hand, mar. in Jan.
Susanna 20 PA at home, mar. in Jan.
CALDWELL, Matilda 17 PA, attended school
CALDWELL, John 8 PA, attended school
Pg.188, #26-26, DUNCAN, Robert 58 PA farmer $9000-$1600
Julian (f) 61 PA keeping house, parents of foreign birth
Elexander (m) 24 PA farm hand
Presly (m) 22 PA harterer?
Julia 20 PA at home
Robert 18 PA farm hand
Pg.346, #108-109, DUNCAN, James 45 PA farmer $4000-$1200
Elizabeth 40 PA keeping house
William 4 PA
Belmont? (Belinont?) (f) 17 PA at home
Sidney E. (f) 14 PA at home
James 11 PA
THOMPSON, Ephrim (m) 19 PA farm hand
Alferettia (f) 18 PA at home
Sarah 15 PA at home
Pg.353, #3-3, DUNCAN, James 25 PA laborer days work $0-$200.00
Lucinda 23 PA keeping house
Grant (m) 2 PA
Matilda 3/4 PA b.Aug.
CABER, Eliza 8 PA
Pg.427, #28-28, WONDERLEY, Christopher 78 PA farmer $0-$0
William 25 PA farmer $0-$300
Robert 27 PA farm laborer, idiotic
Harriet 21 PA keeping house
Flora 2 PA
Catharine 6/12 PA b.Dec.
Pg.427, #28-29, DUNCAN, Philip 23 PA day laborer $0-$0, mar. in Dec.
Jane 19 PA keeping house, mar. in Dec.
WONDERLY, Nancy 37 PA at home
1880 CENSUS, CRANBERRY TWP., BUTLER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 10, E.D.# 38, PAGE# 164A, IMAGE 5 OF 20
SAMUEL, AGE 71, FARMER, [RHEUMATISM], PA./PA./PA.
ELIZABETH, AGE 69, WIFE, KEEPING HOUSE, PA./PA./PA.
CALDWELL, MARY, AGE 94, MOTHER-IN-LAW, PA./PA./PA.
S.D.# 10, E.D.# 38, PAGE# 166A, IMAGE 9 OF 20
NELSON, W/M, AGE 30, HEAD, FARMER, PA./PA./PA.
SUSAN, W/F, AGE 30, KEEPING HOUSE, PA./PA./PA.
ALICE M., W/F, AGE 8, DAUGHTER, ATTENDS SCHOOL, PA./PA./PA.
A.G., W/M, AGE 7, SON, ATTENDS SCHOOL, PA./PA./PA.
WILLIAM, W/M, AGE 6, SON, ATTENDS SCHOOL, PA./PA./PA.
JOHN, W/M, AGE 5, SON, ATTENDS SCHOOL, PA./PA./PA.
BLANCH S., W/F, AGE 4, DAUGHTER, PA./PA./PA.
LAURA M., W/F, AGE 2, DAUGHTER, PA./PA./PA.
INFANT, W/F, AGE 1/12 MAY, DAUGHTER, PA./PA./PA.
1900 CENSUS, CRANBERRY TWP., BUTLER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 19, E.D.# 69, PAGE# 293B, IMAGE 4 OF 25
NELSON, HEAD, W/M, SEP 1849, AGE 50, M'd 30 YRS., PA./PA./PA., FARMER
SUSAN E., WIFE, W/F, JULY 1849, AGE 50, 8 CHI. BORN, 7 LIVING, PA./PA./PA.
BLANCHE S., DAUGHTER, W/F, MAY 1877, AGE 23, SINGLE, PA./PA./PA.
GERTRUDE A., DAUGHTER, W/F, APR 1881, AGE 19, SINGLE, PA./PA./PA., TEACHER
S.D.# 19, E.D.# 77, PAGE# 98A, IMAGE 3 OF 20
ARNOLD G., HEAD, W/M, OCT 1872, AGE 27, M'd 1 YR., PA./PA./PA., DENTIST
ANNA M., WIFE, W/F, JULY 1879, AGE 20, 1 CHI. BORN, 1 LIVING, MD./W.V./MD.
HELEN M., DAUGHTER, W/F, MAY 1900, AGE 0/12, PA./PA./MD.
ALICE M., SISTER, W/F, AUG 1871, AGE 28, SINGLE, PA./PA./PA., NURSE/PUPIL
1910 CENSUS, ZELIENOPLE BORO, BUTLER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 21, E.D.# 90, PAGE# 252, IMAGE 7 OF 28
NELSON D., HEAD, M/W, AGE 60, M1Z, 39 YRS., PA./PA./PA., OIL PRODUCER
SUSAN K., F/W, AGE 60, M1X, 7 CHI. BORN, 7 LIVING, PA./PA./PA.
ALICE M., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 38, SINGLE, PA./PA./PA., NURSE/PRIVATE
THOMAS, BLANCHE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 32, M1X, 1 YR., PA./PA./PA.
PAGE# 251B, IMAGE 6 OF 28
ARNALD G., HEAD, M/W, AGE 37, M1X, 11 YRS., PA./PA./PA., DENTIST
ADA, WIFE, F/W, AGE 29, 3 CHI. BORN, 3 LIVING, MD./W.V./MD.
HELEN, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 10, MD./PA./PA., ATTENDS SCHOOL
WILLIAM W., SON, M/W, AGE 8, PA./PA./PA., ATTENDS SCHOOL
FRANCES, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 6, PA./PA./PA.
1920 CENSUS, ZELIENOPLE BOROUGH, BUTLER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 19, E.D.# 67, PAGE# 254, IMAGE 7 OF 38
A.G., HEAD, OWNS/FREE, M/W, AGE 46, PA./PA./PA., DENTIST
NANNIE, WIFE, F/W, AGE 39, MD./VA./MD.
HELLEN H.M., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 19, SINGLE, PA./PA./MD., CLERK/DENTIST OFF.
WALDRON W.W., SON, M/W, AGE 17, PA./PA./MD., LABORER/RUBBER FACTORY
FRANCES, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 16, ATTENDS SCHOOL, PA./PA./MD.
BILLY, SON, M/W, AGE 6, ATTENDS SCHOOL, PA./PA./MD.
ALICE K., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 5, PA./PA./MD.
PAGE# 251B, IMAGE 2 OF 38
N.B., HEAD, OWNS/MORT., M/W, AGE 70, PA./PA./PA., PRODUCE/OIL
SUSAN, WIFE, F/W, AGE 70, PA./PA./PA.
ALLICE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 48, SINGLE, PA./PA./PA., NURSE/PRIVATE FAMILY
1930 CENSUS, ZELIENOPLE BOROUGH, BUTLER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (from Kathy D. Cawley 3/2006)
S.D.# 7, E.D.# 10-71, PAGE# 260B, IMAGE 2 OF 39
302 EAST GRANDVIEW AVENUE
A. GILMORE, HEAD, OWNS/$10,000., M/W, AGE 58, M'd AT 27, PA./PA./PA., DENTIST
NANY, WIFE, F/W, AGE 48, M'd AT 17, MD./VA./MD.
A. GILMORE JR., SON, M/W, AGE 17, ATTENDS SCHOOL, PA./PA./MD.
ALICE K., DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 15, ATTENDS SCHOOL, PA./PA./MD.
PAGE# 270B, IMAGE 22 OF 39
112 OLIVER AVENUE
ALICE M., HEAD, OWNS/$6000., F/W, AGE 57 SINGLE, PA./PA./PA.
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Allegheny Co. PA Deeds (SLC 6/3/2011 and 9/27-29/2011)
19-145: 13 Oct. 1813, Samuel Duncan of Butler Co. PA and Ann Duncan his wife to Henry Baldwin of Borough of Pittsburgh, for $1500 paid, sell all that lot or piece of ground in the Borough of Pittsburg, lot No.175, containing in breadth 35 feet and in length or depth 80 feet, (more not copied), being the lot which the proprietors of the City of Philadelphia PA on 11 May 1786 conveyed to Samuel Bryan and Samuel Bryan by deed 10 July 1790 granted to the said Samuel Duncan, together with the buildings, improvements, etc. /s/ Saml. Duncan, Ann Duncan. Wit. Stoner? Fouler (sic), John Fowler. They appeared in Allegheny Co. before John Fowler, JP, 15 Nov. 1813. Recorded 17 Nov. 1813. (FHL film 1,497,869; SLC 6/3/2011)
27-309/310: 25 March 1820, Margaret Duncan of Pitt Twp., Allegheny Co. PA, widow, to John Findley of Pitt Twp. afsd and Samuel Duncan of Cranberry Twp in Butler Co, PA, which said John Findley is the son in law and the said Samuel Duncan is the son of the said Margaret Duncan, in consideration of natural love and affection for John Findley and Samuel Duncan and the sum of $1, sold a certain tract of land on Grant's Hill in Pitt Twp. afsd adj. lands of William B. Foster, William Steele, Jonas Ronfre?, James O'Hara, Thomas Chadwick and Anthony Bulin containing 293 acres more or less, being the same tract where said Margaret Duncan now resides, together with the buildings, improvements, etc. /s/ Margaret Duncan, wit. Andw. Willock, James M. Riddle. She appeared before P. Gilland, Alderman, in City of Pittsburg, PA, 25 March 1820. Recorded 25 March 1820. (FHL film 1,497,872; SLC 6/3/2011)
27-310/311: Deed of Annuity, John Finley et al to Margaret Duncan. 25 March 1820, John Finley of Pitt Twp, Allegheny Co. PA and Samuel Duncan of Cranberry Twp, Butler Co. PA, to Margaret Duncan of Pitt Twp. afsd, that said John Finley and Samuel Duncan in consideration of the grant hereinafter mentioned made to them by the said Margaret Duncan, and the sum of $1 paid, have given to the said Margaret Duncan one annuity of $500 p. annum to be received, ... out of all that tract of land on Grant's Hill in Pitt Twp afsd adj. lands of William B. Foster, William Steele, Jonas Ronfre, James O'Hara, Thomas Cadwick and Anthony Beelen containing 293 acres whereon said Margaret Duncan now resides and which she by deed of equal date granted to said John Finley and Samuel Duncan in fee simple, for the natural life of said Margaret Duncan to be paid the first day of April yearly by even and equal payment, the first payment to begin on the first day of April 1821, and if the annuity of five hundred dollars or any part be behind or unpaid for 21 days after the time of payment, Margaret may enter the land ... (more not copied). /s/ John Finley, Samuel Duncan. Wit. James M. Riddle, Andw. Willock. They appeared 25 March 1820 before P. Galland. Recorded 25 March 1820. (FHL film 1,497,872; SLC 6/3/2011)
30-159/161: 11 April 1823, John Finley formerly of Pitt Twp, Allegheny Co. PA, now of Fleming Co. KY, and Samuel Duncan formerly of Cranberry Twp. in Butler Co. now of Pitt Twp. afsd in PA of the other part; that Margaret Duncan by her deed 25 March 1820 recorded Allegheny Co. Book B2 Vol.27 pg.309&c sold to said John Finley and Samuel Duncan a parcel of land on Grants Hill in Pitt Twp. adj. lands of William B. Foster, William Steele, Jonas Roup, James O'Hara, Thomas Chadwick and Anthony Beelen (Bulen?), containing 293 acres more or less, being the same tract of land where the said Margaret Duncan then resided, by means whereof the said John Finley and Samuel Duncan now are seized as tenants in common, Now this indenture ... have unanimously agreed to make a full just equal (according to quantity and quality) perfect & absolute partition and division between them, that the said John Finley shall have all that piece of land ... (not copied), containing 120 acres and 1-1/2 perches strict measure together with the woods, etc. belonging, and the said Samuel Duncan grants to said John Finley the described piece or allotment of land; and the said Samuel Duncan shall have all the piece of land, residue of said tract, ... containing 141 acres and 71-1/2 perches strict measure together with the buildings, ... and the said John Finley grants to said Samuel Duncan all that last described piece of land with the appurtenances. /s/ John Finley, Saml. Duncan. Wit. A? Patterson, James M. Riddle. John Finley and Samuel Duncan appeared 15 April 1823 before Rt. Christy. Recorded April 15, 1823. (FHL film 1,497,873; SLC 9/27/2011)
38-560/561: 10 July 1825, Samuel Duncan and wife Nancy Duncan to William Smith and Matilda Smith wife of said William Smith and daughter of the grantors, all Pitt Twp, Allegheny Co. PA, for $210 paid, sell to said William Smith and wife Matilda Smith the tract or piece of land in Pitt Twp, Allegheny Co., beg. at a post in Rutherford's line, by land of Mer?. Herron, by land of William Allen, by land of William B. Foster, by land of P. Rutherford, containing 5 acres 22 perches, the greater part of the tract being granted by deed of gift from Margaret Duncan, mother of Samuel Duncan to Nancy Duncan, wife of said Samuel Duncan, dated 1823 recorded in City of Pittsburgh, the remainder being a small piece of ground adj. the deed of gift afsd reserved by Samuel Duncan, the title of which also derived from the said Margaret Duncan to the said Samuel Duncan, son of the said Margaret Duncan, by her will recorded, long since deceased, together with buildings, etc., warrant title. /s/ Samuel Duncan, Ann Duncan. Wit. James Nutts, Samuel Duncan Jr. Samuel Duncan and wife Nancy Duncan appeared before Joshua Woolffret, Justice of the Peace of Butler Co., 22 May 1828. Recorded 22 Aug. 1829. (MAD: Next deed, pg.561, 30 June 1829, William Smith of Pitt Twp., Allegheny Co. PA, and wife Matilda to James Patterson, not copied) (FHL film 1,497,876; SLC 9/29/2011)
Mercer Co. PA Orphans Court Docket, 1804-1867; indexes are at the beginning or end of each volume. Vol.A-C 1804-1850 (FHL film 878,976; SLC 6/14/2008)
1839-1845 - Duncan, Saml. to show Guar, #7-103, 1840 Dec.:
Pg.103, March term 1841. Petition of Saml. Duncan for leave to choose guardian, at Orphans Court of Mercer Co. 22 March 1841, petitioner was minor child of William Duncan late of Butler Co. PA decd, above the age of 14 years, and has no legally authorized (blank) to take charge of his person and sestate, petitions court to appoint a guardian. Petitioner's choice of Thomas Cleland approved, bond of $400.
Logan Co. OH Deed (SLC 2/2009)
K-158: 20 May 1838, WHEREAS there are three tracts of land in the State of Ohio entered and claimed as the property of David Duncan decd. by his grandchildren and it is well understood by the contracting parties that that land is incumbered by taxes and other claims and that Samuel B. Findley has this day agreed and undertaken to recover their lands at his own proper costs and charges and after being so recovered by law or otherwise then the said Samuel B. Findley promises to pay to each of the undersigned distributees of David Duncan decd. one dollar for each and every acre of land so recovered by him which may fall to each individual in due proportion and in case after all legal efforts to recover the said Samuel B. Findley should fail to recover any of the lands then we whose names are hereunto subscribed as distributees of the estate of David Duncan decd. will refund to the said Samuel B. Findley our due proportion of his lawful and reasonable costs in the attempt to recover. NOW, we, David Duncan, Samuel Duncan, James Duncan and Robert Duncan have today sold all our right, title, claim and profits in and to all the lands in the State of Ohio belonging or claimed by virtue of an Entry of title papers by our Grandfather David Duncan decd. to Samuel B. Findley for $1 per acre ... we quit claim any and every acre that may fall to us as distributees of the estate of David Duncan in the State of Ohio, to Samuel B. Findley of the State of Kentucky, and in our names to do what is necessary ... /s/ Samuel Duncan, James Duncan, David Duncan, Robert Duncan. Wit: Joshua Steelfin?, Joseph Gruey. Butler Co. (no state), that on 23 May 1838 the above named ... appeared before me and ack. the foregoing instrument, and desire the same may be recorded, /s/ Joshua Steelfin? (receipt), Growley? 28, 1838, we, David Duncan, Samuel Duncan, James Duncan and Robert Duncan have this day recd. cash of a $20 of Samuel B. Findly of the State of KY which we (accept) in full ... Statement by John Sullivan, of Butler Co. PA, 6 July 1838, that Joshua Stootfin? (Stortfin? Stoolfire?) Esquire was JP. (FHL film 545,364)
Union Co. OH Deed (FHL film 571,799)
7-242: David Duncan & others, contract or deed, Samuel B. Finley. 20 May 1838; whereas there are tracts of land in OH interest and claimed as property of David Duncan decd. by his grandchildren, and it is well understood by contracting parties that that land is encumbered by taxes and other claims and that Samuel B. Findley has this day agreed and undertaken to recover these lands at his own proper costs and charges, and after being recovered by law or otherwise, then Samuel B. Findley promises to pay to each of the undersigned distributees of David Duncan decd. $1 for each acre so recovered which may fall to each individual in due proportion; and in case Samuel B. Findly shall fail to recover any of the land, then we will refund to Samuel B. Findley our due proportions of his lawful and reasonable costs in the attempt to recover; we David Duncan, Samuel Duncan, James Duncan and Robert Duncan have this day sold our right ... to the lands in OH belonging or claimed by virtue of entry or title papers by our grandfather David Duncan decd, to Samuel B. Findley for $1 per acre on conditions above mentioned; and we quit claim to any and every acre of land or any part thereof which may fall to us as distributees of the estate of David Duncan in OH; to Samuel B. Findley of State of KY. Wit. Joshua Stoolfire, Joseph Gray; Duncans appeared in Butler Co. PA. (MAD: Elizabeth M. Duncan m. Samuel B. Findley in 1837 in Hamilton Co. OH; see will of Margaret in Fleming Co. KY and will of David in Allegheny Co. PA)
Fairfax Co. VA Court Minute Books, Court House Archives (from Brenda Furches 3/1986)
Citizenship File, Drawer X - James Duncan, Native of Scotland, swears intention to become U.S. citizen, Dec 10, 1877, in Butler Co., PA. Oath appears in 1887 Fairfax County Court papers.
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, Isaiah N., widow Duncan, Mary A.; G 4 PA Cav., C 134 PA Inf.; 1892 Aug. 8, Invalid Appl. #1124981, Cert. #879694, Ohio; 1898 Nov. 21, Widow Appl. #686474, Cert. #529878, Ohio. (MAD: ?? 1850 Butler Co. PA census)
Duncan, James M., widow Duncan, Agnes E.; A 133 & K 3 PA Inf.; 1891 Jan. 8, Invalid Appl. #994388, Cert. #846156, "Tenn."; 1921 Feb. 24, Widow Appl. #1170339, Cert. #912839, PA. (MAD: 1890 pensioner in Hamilton Co. TN; b. Butler Co. PA according to "TN Ancestors" Vol.3 #2 8/1987, Grand Army of the Republic, Post #2, Chattanooga, TN)
Duncan, Philip S.; A Dale's Battln. PA Cav., A 1 PA Cav., (Wallings) Indpt. Batty. M.M.B., U.S. Vol. L.A., E 1 MO L.A.; 1886 March 29, Invalid Appl. #568078, Cert. #537711. (MAD: ? 1850 Butler Co. PA census)
Duncan, William, widow Duncan, Matilda; E 78 PA Inf.; 1889 Sept. 6, Invalid Appl. #729032, Cert. #707834, Ohio; 1917 Feb. 12, Widow Appl. #1093496, Cert. #853920, PA. (MAD: 1910 Butler Co. PA, b.1836 PA)
1883 "History of Butler County, Pennsylvania : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers [1796-1883]" pub. Chicago : Waterman, Watkins, 1883. 454p. (FHL book 974.891 H2hb, reprint 1982; pg.227-233 from FHL fiche 6,088,795 at Placerville FHC 5/2007; pg.226 from Kathy D. Cawley 5/2007)
Pg.226: Samuel DUNCAN, a native of Carlisle, Penn., made a permanent settlement in this township in 1796. He was a young man of twenty-seven years, at the time of his emigration, and for several years previous to his settlement had been engaged in trafficking with the Indians. He purchased quite an extensive tract of land. The farm which for many years was the home of his son, Samuel, was purchased from Gen. WILKINS, of Philadelphia. He married, in 1793, Miss Nancy daughter of James BOGGS, who in the early days kept the ferry across the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh. They had six children -- William, Matilda, David, Samuel, James and Robert. Mr. DUNCAN died in the year 1829. William married Jane COMPTON, and had three children. He died in 1821. Of these three children, Mary Ann CLEEAND [sic] is still living in Illinois. Matilda married William SMITH, from the State of New York. Mrs. SMITH died in 1831, her husband surviving her a few years only. David married Sarah HAMIL, of Allegheny County. They had nine children, viz.: William, Samuel, Catherine, Matilda, Margaret, Sarah, Mary A. and Nancy E. Samuel married Elizabeth CALDWELL, daughter of David CALDWELL, of Allegheny County. (MAD: Carlisle, Cumberland Co. PA)
Pg.227-228: In 1801 Mathew Graham was married to Mary Freeman, family of 9 children, including Samuel who mar. Matilda Duncan in 1856. (MAD: more on the Graham family, nothing on the Duncan family)
Pg.230: John Rohner, native of Bavaria, Germany, emigrated to this county when he was 13 years old; at age 24 married Miss Margaret L. Duncan. Seven years later, in 1864, purchased farm upon which he is now living. (MAD: more on the Rohner family, nothing about the Duncan family)
Pg.231: Israel Cookson ... John Cookson purchased a farm from Robert Duncan, being a portion of the old Duncan farm. (MAD: more on the Cookson family, but no date)
Pg.232-233: Biographical Sketches. SAMUEL DUNCAN. Samuel Duncan, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the southwestern part of the county, was born in Cranberry Township, on the same tract of land on which he now resides, on the 22d of August, 1808. His father, Samuel Duncan, of whom a sketch appears on another page, was one of the pioneers of 1796, and encountered during his life all the difficulties and hardships which beset the early settlers. Samuel was brought up to hard work, and received only such education as the limited school privileges of early days afforded. His life has been marked by industrious toil and wise economy, and he is the possessor of a comfortable property as the reward of his labors. The beautiful fields now surrounding his home were covered with the primitive forest when he came into possession of the farm, and have been brought to their present state by the work of his own hands. He labored under all the disadvantages of a lack of good farming implements, but perseverance, industry and economy rendered his labors successful. Mr. Duncan is a man of intelligence, helpful in all good works, and is held in high esteem by all who know him. He was married, April 19, 1831, to Elizabeth, oldest daughter of David and Mary Caldwell, early settlers of Allegheny County. Their long period of happy wedded life has been blessed by a large family of children. Matilda S. is the wife of Samuel Graham, Cranberry Township; Mary Ann, single, resides in Pittsburgh; Elizabeth, the wife of Charles Taylor, resides in Wheeling, W. Va.; Lewis F. follows carpentry in Allegheny City; Emeline is the wife of James McMarland, Adams Township; John died April 1, 1865, in the twenty-third year of his age. He enlisted as a private in the nine-months service and was mustered into the army August 11, 1862, as a private in Company C, One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Re-enlisting, he served as a Corporal of Company G, Fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Cavalry. He was wounded in the spine at Dinwiddy Court House, Va., March 29, 1865, and died forty-eight hours after receiving the wound. He was a gallant soldier, and when he received the fatal shot he was attempting to capture a rebel flag. He passed safely through eleven battles, but the twelfth terminated his noble career. The next member of the family, Alfred G., is a merchant in Pittsburgh; Sarah J. died in infancy, December 31, 1847; Nelson B. is a farmer on the old homestead. Mr. Duncan is a Republican in politics. He became a member of the Presbyterian Church about 1841, and has lived an earnest Christian life. Mrs. Duncan has also been a faithful member of the same organization since her youth. (MAD: Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA)
"History of Butler County, Pennsylvania : embracing its physical features, aborigines and explorers, public lands and surveys, pioneers, early settlement and subsequent growth, organization and civil administration, political affairs, the legal and medical professions, the press, schools and school laws, internal improvements, agriculture, the temperance cause, military history, the Butler oil and gas fields, sketches of boroughs, townships and villages, religious, educational, social and material progress, biographies and portraits of pioneers and representative citizens, etc., etc." by George Miller; pub. Chicago?: R.C. Brown & Co., 1895, 1430 pgs. (LH10023, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL film 1,000,547 item 1)
Pg.241: Civil War ... Company C - Privates ... George W. Duncan, killed or mortally wounded.
Pg.261: Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry, organized in October, 1861, ... those who served from Butler county: Quartermaster sergeant: Enos G. Duncan. Corporals: Beriah M. Duncan, I.N. Duncan and John Duncan (killed or mortally wounded).
Pg.435: Cranberry Township. The pioneers appeared in the Brush creek neighborhood as early as 1796, when Benjamin Johnson and family, Matthew and William Graham, John Henry, Alexander Ramsey, Paul Vandivort and Samuel Duncan. ...
Pg.1096-1099: BOGGS family ROBERT BOGGS was one of the earliest settlers of Butler county. In 1796 he located on a tract of 400 acres of land, upon which the borough of Evans City now stands, and built his cabin in the midst of a wilderness. He was the second son of James Boggs, a native of Ireland, who removed from the vicinity of Philadelphia, about the year 1760, and settled on forty acres of land on the north bank of the Allegheny river, which now forms a part of Allegheny. Robert Boggs was one of a family of four children, as follows: Andrew; Robert; Nancy, who married Samuel Duncan, and Martha, who became the wife of a Mr. Moore. Their father was killed by a falling tree while clearing a small patch of land in Allegheny county, and his widow subsequently married a man named Robinson. Gen. William Robinson was the fruits of this union; he was for many years one of the wealthiest and most prominent men of Allegheny City. Robert Boggs learned the millwright's trade, and operated a mill prior to his settlement in Butler county. He married Martha, daughter of John Crawford, a pioneer of Crawford county, Pennsylvania, before settling in Butler county. ... Mr. Boggs resided in that village until his death, in 1845, aged 72 years. ...(MAD: more on children of Robert Boggs and wife, not copied)
Pg.1275: JOHN BARKLEY, oldest son of Conrad Barkley, was born June 29, 1842, and reared on the homestead farm. He married Eva Bloom, born March 26, 1849, a daughter of Nicholas Bloom, of Zelienople, to which union have been born nine children, as follows: Nettie E., wife of John Naggel; Tillie M., wife of William G. Duncan; Josephine S.; Henry E.; Austin S.; Clarence L.; Charles A.; Sidney A., and Bessie V. ... (MAD: more on other Barkley family members, not copied)
Pg.1146: ROBERT DUNCAN was born in Cranberry township, Butler county, in February, 1813, and was a son of Samuel Duncan, who came to this county in 1796. He grew up amidst the scenes of pioneer days, and obtained a few months schooling in the subscription schools of that period. He followed agricultural pursuits until his death. He married Julia Anna Graham, whose father was a resident of Connoquenessing township, to which union were born nine children: William; Nancy, who married James McCaw; Enos C.; Isaac N.; Beriah M.; Alexander C.; Presley; Robert B., and Mrs. Julia Wilson. Mr. Duncan and wife were members of Mt.Pleasant United Presbyterian church, and in politics, he was a Republican. He filled most of the township offices, and was one of the respected farmers of his community.
Pg.1146-1147: PRESLEY DUNCAN was born in Cranberry township, Butler county, April 21, 1848, son of Robert Duncan, and grandson of Samuel Duncan. He was reared upon the homestead farm, and learned the plasterer's trade, which business he is now carrying on at Mars, Butler county. He was married April 15, 1875, to Christina, a daughter of Edward List, of Adams township. She died October 25, 1876. He was again married, to Grace E.S. Clow, a daughter of Samuel C. Clow, of North Sewickley, Beaver county. They are the parents of five children; Walter R.; Clarence J.; Anna L.; Zelia C., and Presley E. Mr. Duncan is an elder in the United Presbyterian church, and is a stanch Republican.
1889 "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County Pennsylvania" ed. by John M. Gresham, assisted in the compilation by Samuel T. Wiley, pub. by John M. Gresham & Co. (FHL film 1,000,555 item 2; book 78)
Pg.430-3, Dunbar. ALEXANDER C. DUNCAN was born in Butler Co. PA Jan. 25, 1846. His maternal grandfather, Enos Graham, was a native of Scotland, came to America at the beginning of 18th century and settled in Butler Co. PA. His paternal grandfather, Samuel Duncan, was of Scotch descent, born in Allegheny Co. near Pittsburgh, and was married to Nancy Smith, a native also of Allegheny Co. PA. A.C. Duncan's father, Robert Duncan, was born in Butler Co. PA in 1813, and was a farmer. He married Miss Julia A. Graham, and had 9 children: William; Enos G., a resident of Greenfield [?Jones Co.], IA; Isaiah M., a farmer of Butler Co.; Beriah M., president of the board of county commissioners, of Butler Co.; Alexander C.; Pressly, a plasterer, and a resident of Mars, Butler Co.; Robert, a farmer of Butler Co.; Nancy, married to John W. McCaw, of Allegheny Co., and Julia A., mar. to John A. Wilson, a coal merchant of Allegheny City. Alexander C. is the 5th son of his parents; he was educated in the common schools of Butler Co. and with 4 of his brothers he served in the army during the Civil War. Enos G., Isaiah N., and Beriah, were volunteers in Co.G, 134th Reg. PA Volunteers, enlisting in 1862 and serving for 9 months; then they enlisted as veterans in Co.G, 4th PA Cavalry and served till the close of the war. William volunteered in the spring of 1864 in the 78th Reg. PA Vols., Alexander C. volunteered in the summer of 1864 in Co.B 193rd Reg. PA Volunteers ... After the war, returned home and lived with his parents till 1871. In 1871 he mar. Miss Mary C. Graham, dau. of William J. Graham, a native of Butler Co. PA. They had children: Clara E., a telegraph operator in the employ of the B. & O. R.R. Co. at Uniontown; Nancy E., and Allen Ward. His wife died Oct. 31, 1879, he mar. 2nd in June 1881 to Emma Stroud, dau. of William Stroud of Dunbar, two children: Alexander R. and Edna W. Alexander C. Duncan left the farm and engaged in mercantile business at Ogle, Butler Co., in 1875, until 1879, shortly after this he came to Dunbar ...
1904 "Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; personal and genealogical" pub. Madison, Wis. : Northwestern Historical Association, 1904; Vol.2 (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; FHL films 496,972 items 1-2 and 1,000,540 items 1-2)
Pg.210-211: JOHN Q.A. IRVINE, of Etna, PA, principal of the public schools ... was born near Callery Junction, Butler Co., PA, and is the son of John and Angeline (Johnston) Irvine, his father having been a native of Butler county and by occupation a farmer. ... In 1881 he came to Etna ... He was married, in 1881, to Alta E., daughter of Willilam and Cornelia (Carroll) Duncan, of Butler county, and they have four children: Florence V., teacher in the public schools; Ralph Eugene, attending the Western University of PA at Pittsburg; Henrietta, student of the Pittsburg academy, and Helen, residing with her parents.
1908 "A century and a half of Pittsburg [Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania] and her people" by John Newton Boucher, 1854-1933; pub. [New York] : The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908. (LH7645, HeritageQuest image 3/2007; FHL book 974.886 H2a v.1-4 and film 1,425,643 items 1-4; also University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection)
Vol.3, pg.101-103: William James McMarlin, treasurer and secretary of the Expanded Metal Fireproofing Company of Pittsburg, is a son of James A. and Emeline (Duncan) McMarlin, and was born in Mars, Butler county, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1872. ... (III) James A. McMarlin, son of William (II), was born March 17, 1837, and was reared and educated in Butler Co. PA. He enlisted in 1861 ... He and his wife were members of the United Presbyterian church. He married, October 3, 1864, Miss Emeline, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Caldwell) Duncan. Their children are: 1. Grant, deceased; 2. John G.; 3. William J.; 4. Harry S., deceased; 5. Jacob S.; 6. Bertha P. (IV) William James McMarlin, son of James A. and Emeline (Duncan) McMarlin (III), was educated in the public schools ...
"The History of Livingston County, Illinois : containing a history of the county -- its cities, towns, &c., a directory of its tax-payers, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, map of Livingston County, history of Illinois, illustrated, history of the Northwest, illustrated, Constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, &c., &C." by O.F. Pearre; pub. Chicago: W. Le Baron, Jr. & Co., 1878, 871 pgs. (LH5449, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL 934,999 item 3)
Pg.627-628: THOMAS CLELAND, retired, Pontiac; was born near Rochester, N.Y., Nov. 22, 1814; when about 6 years old, he removed with his parents to Chautauqua Co., age of 14 left home, removed to Erie Co., Penn., thence to Geauga Co. OH, thence to Cuyahoga Co. Here he was married Nov. 22, 1837, to Miss Mary A. Duncan; she was born in Butler Co. PA, Oct. 17, 1817; they have had six children, four of whom are living - Clara, now Mrs. J.C. Cheesebro, of Saunemin; William H., Walter M. and Thomas O. From Ohio he moved to Mercer Co., Penn., and three years later to Allen Co., Ohio; in 1847, he came to Kendall Co., IL; in 1850 he went [to] California, leaving his family in Kendall Co., returning in 1852, he removed with his family to Pontiac, and has been a resident of Livingston Co. ever since.
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