Duncans in Lawrence Co. PA


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1849 from Beaver, Mercer


1850 Lawrence Co. PA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Lawrence Co. PA Census
Perry Twp.
Pg.249, #1820-1816, Wm. S. DUNCAN 45 PA farmer $6900-$1000
                  Tamsane (f) 30 PA
                  Madison (m) 16, George 14 PA
                  Minerva 12, Rebecca 10 PA
                  Rachel 8, Sarah 3 PA
                  Olive (f) 1, Curtis (m) 4/12 PA
                  (MAD: ? 1850 Beaver Co. PA census)

1870 Lawrence Co. PA Census
New Castle Ward 2
Pg.156, #452-456, McCRESY?, Sam C. 32 PA farmer $1500-$100
                  Maggie A. 27 PA keeping house
                  Jennie M. (f) 1 PA
                  DUNCAN, Nancy 61 PA (blank), father of foreign birth
Perry Twp.
Pg.195, #103-103, DUNCAN, Wm. S. 56 PA farmer $7000?-$1600
                  Jarusin? (f) 40 PA keeping house
                  Rebecca 18 PA
                  Lewis 10, William 9 PA
                  Alford (m) 5, Isabell 3 PA
Union Twp.
Pg.307, #179-179, DUNCAN, Samuel 50 OH labourer $0-$0
                  Isabella 50? (54?) PA keeping house
                  Hough (m) 23 PA painter $700-$100
                  PERKINS, Sarah 30 PA (blank) $700-$0
                  (MAD: 1860 Mahoning Co. OH 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, James M., widow Duncan, Luscenia; F 137 PA Inf.; 1885 Oct. 31, Invalid Appl. #553390, Cert. #394147; 1927 March 31, Widow Appl. #1575669, Cert. #A-7-7-27, PA; remarks XC2998955. (MAD: ?? 1910 Lawrence Co. PA, James b.1844 PA, wife Muscenia b.1848 PA)

HISTORIES before 1923

1913 "Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania; under the editorial supervision of John W. Jordan" Vol.1-3; by John W. Jordan, 1840-1921; pub. New York : Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1913. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; FHL book 974.885 D2g v.1,3 and film 1,000,540 items 3-5)
      Vol.1, pg.162: BARR FAMILY. "(The Marshall Line). (I) Samuel Marshall was a farmer of Beaver, Pennsylvania, and died at the age of 80 years. He married Elizabeth Swager, a native of Pennsylvania. Children: 1. Catherine, died in Bradford, Pennsylvania; married ---- Johnson, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, and had one son, Marshall, deceased. 2. Belle, died in New Castle, Pennsylvania; married Samuel Duncan, a merchant tailor of New Castle [MAD: Lawrence Co. PA], where he died. 3. Hugh, ... was born in Beaver, Pennsylvania, January 28, 1826, died i Pleasantville, Pensylvania, December 8, 1898 (more). 4. John, a merchant, died in Oil City, Pennsylvania; married Mary Zuver.
      Vol.2, pg.621: John, son of George and Nancy Magee, was born December 17, 1804, died November 23, 1884. He grew to manhood in Lawrence county, where he passed his life in farming and stock raising. He married March 1, 1831, Jane Munnell ... James E., son of John and Jane (Munnell) Magee, was born May 22, 1834, in this country, died April 26, 1893, ... tax collector at Plain Grove [PA]. He married, November 20, 1855, Mary Ann Hanna, born March 5, 1835, died December 29, 1905, daughter of William Hanna. Both she and her father were born in county Donegal, Ireland. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Magee: ... 8. Mary Olive, born March 29, 1873; married Dr. Homer G. Duncan; child: Paul M.

"History of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania : with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, palatial residences, public buildings, fine blocks, and important manufactories, from original sketches by artists of the highest ability." by Samuel W. Durant; pub. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1976, 365 pgs. (LH10039, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL book 974.893 H2hd as facsimile reprint of original published: Philadelphia : L.H. Everts, 1877, 228 p.; and FHL book 974.893 H2he, spine title: 1872 atlas and 1877 history of Lawrence County, PA)
      Pg.99: United Presbyterian Church at Deer Creek ... The Associate Presbyterian (now the United Presbyterian) ... the probabilities are that the Rev. James Duncan was the pioneer who first promulgated ... about A.D. 1800, or possibly somewhat earlier.
      Pg.139: Alexander, Duncan, an early teacher, age about 19 years when he commenced teaching, then moved to Pittsburgh where he studied medicine, then to Cincinnati, Ohio, and eventually became a politician, afterward elected to the State Legislature, and subsequently to Congress. (MAD: no dates)
      Pg.141: Schools, Next on the roll of early teachers appears the name of Alexander Duncan.
      Pg.158: Associate, commonly called "Seceder" Church. ... These meetings began to be held as early as 1808. Rev. Mr. Duncan also preached here about the same time.
      Pg.181: Mahoning United Presbyterian Congregation, 1799-1876. This congregation, with their church, located about two miles northeast of Lowell, Ohio, and in Mahoning township, Lawrence county, Penn., was organized about 1799 (certainly not later than 1800). ... The first pastor was Rev. James Duncan ... who was still pastor when the Associate brethren moved their place of worship to Deer Creek. The next pastor ... April 5th, 1826.
      Pg.207: When the command left Martinsburg, in April, 1864, a detachment was left at that point under Captain A.F. Duncan. ...
      Pg.222: Union, with West New Castle (Civil war) ... Duncan, Hugh, private, Co.H, 77th Infantry. Enlisted February 14, 1865, discharged December 6, 1865.

"20th century history of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and representative citizens" by Aaron L. Hazen; pub. Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co., 1908, 1020 pgs. (LH10026, HeritageQuest images 3/2007; FHL book 974.893 H2h and films 1,425,639 items 1-2 and 1,036,081 item 2)
      Pg.307: Pulaski Twp. New Bedford United Presbyterian Church. ... at Deer Creek was first organized and a tent erected on the site of the present United Presbyterian congregation of Mahoning, about two miles northeast of Lowellville, Ohio, in Mahoning Township, now in Lawrence County, Pa. ... It is believed Rev. James Duncan preached to this congregation in 1800, or a little earlier. ... The first recorded meeting of the session bears date June 25, 1803. It met at the Mahoning tent, and Rev. Duncan was moderator, and the elders present were James McConnell, William Gealey, Robert Walker, William Houston and Samuel McBride. ... The organization was effected at Mahoning tent on the first Tuesday of October, 1808, Rev. Duncan acting as moderator. ...
      Pg.595: Hon. Samuel R. Baldwin. ... Mitchell & Company of Pittsburg. ... Pittsburg Stove and Range Company, Mitchell & Company being one that went into the new organization. In 1881, Robert A. Duncan and Samuel R. Baldwin bought the Mitchell & Company plant and in 1882 they erected the New Castle works under the name of Duncan & Baldwin. In 1884 Mr. Baldwin purchased Mr. Duncan's interests and later sold the same to J.C. Graham ...
      Pg.638-639: William A. Lusk, ... was married (first) in 1880, to Elizabeth Gwin, who died in 1883. He was married (second) in 1884, to Lydia Silliman, who is a daughter of Alexander and Hannah H. (Wilson) Silliman. They have two children: Lucy J., who was married July 24, 1906, to S.G. Duncan, has one child, Dorothy, who was born May 4, 1907, and John A., residing at home.
      Pg.744: Samuel L. Riddle ... married in Butler County to Eliza Jane McClymans, who was born in 1847 and died in 1892. Three of their fifteen children died young, but twelve reached mature years, as follows: ... Lucy A., who is the wife of Delmar Duncan. ...
      Pg.750-751: John Nelson Riddle ... Overington I. Riddle was born in Allegheny Co., PA, Sept. 15, 1848, and accompanied his parents to Butler Co. in 1854. He continued to live there until he came to Lawrence County, ... married Anna Campbell. About 1878 Mr. and Mrs. Riddle moved to North Beaver Twp, Lawrence Co., ... His children are as follows: ... Minnie, who is the wife of John Duncan.

"Book of biographies : the volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania." (anonymous); pub. Buffalo, N.Y.: Biographical Pub. Co., 1897, 668 pgs. (LH10036, HeritageQuest images 3/2007; FHL book 974,893 D3b)
      Pg.266+: Rev. James Duncan, 1800
      Pg.294: Dan Nye ... married Sept. 3, 1850, Mrs. Mary Ann Gow, widow of John Gow, who was born March 15, 1817, and died at 38 years of age, leaving to the care of his relict two children - Isabel and John A., both of whom are now deceased. Mrs. Nye was born April 2, 1826, and was a daughter of ... Of the immediate family of Dan Nye, ... George A., born March 5, 1853, is a stone-cutter of Hazel Dell; he married Rebeca Duncan (MAD spelling as given) and they have four children: Dan, Mary E., Charles, and Grace. ...


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