Duncans in Salt Lake Co. UT


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

Last revised November 21, 2008

Formed 1849, original county
Davis formed 1850 from Salt Lake
Summit formed 1854 from Salt Lake


1850 Salt Lake Co. UT Census
Pg.45, #305, Homer DUNCAN 36 VT farmer $400
                  Asenath 28 NY
                  Julia 6, John 4 IA
                  William 3 IA
                  Permelia (f) 1 Des (UT)
Pg.75, #94, Brigham YOUNG household
                  George DUNCAN 17 TN herdsboy
                  Oliver DUNCAN 22 TN groom
                  & others

1860 Salt Lake Co. UT Census
Pg.247 (29), #1797-191, Chapman DUNCAN 48 NH farmer $2000-$1000
                  Lauratha 40 NH
                  Emily D. 10 UT
                  Samuel HAMILTON 22 MO
                  Elizabeth CHRISTIANSEN 15 Denmark
                  Aaron YOUNG 17 ENG
                  (MAD: 1850 and 1870 Iron Co. UT census; also in 1870 Washington Co. UT census)
Salt Lake City Ward 16
Pg.155, #1129-10, Homer DUNCAN 45 VT stock raiser $1200-$2000
                  Aseneth 37 NY
                  Julia E. 15, John C. 13 IA
                  Parmelia 10, Mary P. 1 UT
                  (MAD: 1870 Iron Co. UT census and 1870 Washington Co. UT census)
Salt Lake City Ward 17
Pg.183/4, #1342-99, Elias SMITH 55 VT editor $10,000-$500
                  Lucy B. 39 ENG
                  Amy J. 23 OH, Emily 9 IA
                  Lucy E. 5, Elias A. 3 UT
                  Jesse M. 2 UT
                  Sophia FULLER 16 IA
                  Jesse J. 24 NY stdent $300-$200
                  Joseph HARMON 44 ENG common laborer
                  Mathew F. WILKIE 24 SCT printer $0-$400
                  Isabella BECK 72 SCT
                  Mary DUNCAN 43 SCT
                  Asahel L. FULLER 8 IA
Salt Lake City Ward 18
Pg.218, #1575-19, Second Committee of First Presidency of
                  Church of L.D. Saints
                  (many others)
                  Huldah DUNCAN 15 IA

1870 Salt Lake Co. UT Census
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Pg.494, #39-39, PETERSON, Solemon 25 SWeden works in mines $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Adam 31 SCT works in mines, parents of foreign birth
                  & 3 other mine workers, all parents of foreign birth
6th Ward Salt Lake City
Pg.575, #6-5, DONKIN, Charles B. 57 ENG laborer $0-$150, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth N???. 57 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  James W. 24 ENG laborer, parents of foreign birth
7th Ward Salt Lake City
Pg.583-4, #45-45, BROWN, John 35 ENG carpenter $600-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 36 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  John 13 ENG at school, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah E. 10, Imrie (m) 5 ENG at home, parents of foreign birth
                  George C. 4, Louisa 3 UT at home, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNKIN, Thomas 27 ENG printer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Pg.588, #120-120, WALKER, Sharp? (m) 37 ENG wholesale Dry Goods ??. $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Fanney 33 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Samuel 11, Emma 8, Mercy (f) 7 UT at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Nellie (f) 4, Sharp? (m) 2 UT at home, parents of foreign birth
                  SMITH, Sarah 22 ENG domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNKIN, Mary 60 SCT none, parents of foreign birth
                  HORLICK, Alvira (f) 14 UT at home
13th Ward Salt Lake City
Pg.634, #68-68, Salt Lake Hotel, with many servants including
                  DUCAN, Sarah 18 ENG servant, parents of foreign birth
                  (MAD: indexed "Duncan")
15th Ward Salt Lake City
Pg.673, #134-134, ENNELL?, Thomas 52 ENG tailor $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Marcus? (m) 19 SCT laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  WILLIAMS, Thomas 23 ENG laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  Ellen 21 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
20th Ward Salt Lake City
Pg.721-2, #100-100, DUNCAN, Henry 33 ENG miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Nancy 28 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Ellslom (f) 8 ENG at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Neatmish (m) 6, Joseph 3 ENG at home, parents of foreign birth
                  John 9/12 UT b.Sept. at home, parents of foreign birth


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, George W.; 1 Lieut. Tulare H. Gds Cal. Mil. (Miscel); 1908 March 16, Invalid Appl. #1372196, no cert., Cal. (MAD: 1850 Salt Lake Co. UT census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1913 "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah" by Frank Essholm (from Sharon Koleber 12/2001 and FHL fiche 6,053,257)
      Pt.2, pg.435 (picture): DAVID DUNSCOMBE, came to Utah with "Sherman." Wife came with Orson Hyde, Aug. 15, 1850.
      Pt.2, pg.656 (picture): A.A. DUNCAN, lawyer, Salt Lake City.
      Pt.2, pg.850: DUNCAN, CHAPMAN (son of John Duncan and Betsy T. Putnam of Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt.). Born July 1, 1812, Bath N.H. Came to Utah Oct. 16, 1848, Barney Adams company. Married Rebecca Rose; Only child: Ellen J., m. Charles Franklin Randall. Married Locky Jones; one child: Emily D. Married Rosanna Taylor Aug. 23, 1862; their children: Taylor D., Becky D. Died Dec. 22, 1900, Loa, Utah. (MAD: Bath, Grafton Co. NH)
      Pt.2, pg.850: DUNCAN, HOMER (son of John Duncan and Betsy Taylor Putnam of Barnet, Caledonia county, Vt.). Born Jan. 19, 1815, at Barnet. Came to Utah Oct. 16, 1848, Barney Adams company. Married Asenath M. Banker 1841 in New York state (daughter of Platte N.M. Banker); their children: Julia Emily b. April 25, 1845, d. April 26, 1873; John Chapman b. Sept. 9, 1846, m. Teresa Ann Urie; William Platt b. April 2, 1848, d. March 10, 1860; Permelia Asenath b. May 20, 1850, m. Frank C. Foster; Lydia Maria b. Nov. 24, 1852, d. Oct. 25, 1854; Homer Putnam b. Aug. 13, 1855, d. Aug. 24, 1855 (poor copy), Mary Putnam b. Oct. 14, 1858, m. Louis Fisher; m. James Underwood; Lilies Isabel b. Aug. 30, 1862, d. Aug. 10, 1863; Emma Jane b. Oct. 20, 1864, m. William J. Strong; Don Delamore b. June 29, 1868, m. Anna H. Derrick.
            Married Sarah Trippess July 11, 1863, at Salt Lake City (daughter of John Trippess and Susannah Barr of Foleshill, Eng.), who was born March 20, 1839, Coventry, Eng., and came to Utah 1862. Their children: Densmore Trippess b. Feb. 4, 1866, m. Nida Fuller; Sarah Ellen b. April 1, 1868, m. Robert Morris; May b. Sept. 17, 1871, d. March 9, 1901; Homer Horace b. May 26, 1873, m. Lottie Cheshire; Louis Chapman b. April 25, 1875, m. Zella Barton (deceased), m. Alice Foster; George b. July 8, 1877, d. same day; Israel Putnam b. May 30, 1880; Martha Putnam b. Jan. 25, 1885, m. Rodney W. Bartlett. Family resided Salt Lake City, Cedar City and St. George, Utah. ... Salt Lake City where he died March 23, 1906.
            DUNCAN, JOHN CHAPMAN (son of Homer Duncan and Asenath Malvina Banker). Born Sept. 9, 1846, Des Moines, Iowa. Came to Utah October, 1848, Barney Adams company. Married Teresa Ann Heyborne May 27, 1872, at Cedar City, Utah (daughter of John Heyborne and Sarah Ann Melborn ...). She was born Jan. 27, 1854. Their children ... (MAD: Des Moines, Polk Co. IA; Cedar City, Iron Co. UT; St. George, Washington Co. UT)
            DUNCAN, DENSMORE TRIPPESS (son of Homer Duncan and Sarah Trippess). Born Feb. 4, 1866, Cedar City, Utah. Married Nida Fuller June 22, 1893, Salt Lake City ...
      Pt.2, pg.850-851: DUNCAN, WILLIAM (son of Henry and Jane Duncan of Scotland). Came to Utah Sept. 13, 1861, Joseph Horne company. Married Mary Brown (daughter of Adam and Catherine Brown of Tranent, Haddington, Scotland). Their children: Adam, m. Isabella Robbs; Peter, m. Annie McNeal; Henry, d. aged 4; Henry, d. aged 2; Catherine b. Dec. 28, 1846, m. John Thomas Moon; James, died. Family home Salt Lake City, Utah. .... Died March 1874. (MAD: ? Cache Co. UT)
      Pt.2, pg.851: DUNCOMBE, JOSEPH (son of Henry Duncombe and Martha Etano of Dorliston Staffordshire Eng.). Born March 15, 1806, at Dorliston. Came to Utah November 1865, Thomas Taylor Company. Married Elizabeth Glover February 1833, Dorliston, Staffordshire (daughter of John Glover & Ann James, of that place). She was born Dec. 2, 1815. Their children: Caroline, m. Edward Kendrick; Martha d. aged 17; Henry m. Nancy Turner; Joseph, Thomas and Hannah, died; Ann, m. John Halmberg; Thomas Elijah, died; Nehemiah David, m. Fannie Haines; Eliza, m. Edwin F. Fletcher; Return, d. infant; Sarah, m. Melvin D. Cook; Franklin, m. Dora Hanson; Albert Joseph O., m. Mary Mackay. Family home Granger, Utah. (MAD: Granger, Salt Lake Co. UT) Seventy; president Willenhall branch in England. Farmer; miner. Died 1895.

"History of the Bench and Bar of Utah ... Sketches of Brigham Young's Activities While Governor of Utah" Salt Lake City: Interstate Press Association, 1913. (FHL book 979.2 P3h)
      Pg.131: ADAM DUNCAN. Residence, 869 Washington Street; office, 340 Constitutional Building, Salt Lake City. Born in Salt Lake City, January 7, 1876. Son of Adam and Isabel (Robb) Duncan. Married June 6, 1907, to Violet Williams. Educated in the public schools of Salt Lake City and by private tutors; read law in various law offices, and was admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts of Utah in 1899, and has continued in the general practice of his profession in Salt Lake City up to the present time. Member Native Sons of Utah.

"Biographical Record of Salt Lake City and Vicinity Containing Biographies of Well Known Citizens of The Past and Present." pub. Chicago: National Historical Record Company, 1902. (FHL fiche 6,031,591; Placerville FHC 7/2007 & 7/2007; MAD's brief extract)
      Pg.530: ANDREW D. PARK. Among the pioneers who came to Utah ... vicinity of Salt Lake City, was William Park and his sons ... now among the most prominent men of Salt Lake county. Andrew D. Park, the subject of this sketch, was born in Canada in 1845. He was the ninth child of William and Jane (Duncan) Park, who were among the early members of the Mormon Church, and who ... to Illinois, to Nebraska, and later to the great Salt Lake valley. William Park, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Scotland in 1805, and his mother, Jane (Duncan) Park, was also a native of that country. They came to Canada in 1821 and resided there until 1846, when they became converts ... of the Mormon Church and emigrated to Illinois, until the abandonment of Nauvoo and the settlement of members at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, then ... to Utah, arriving Oct. 6, 1847. Nine children and the parents moved, and two more children were born in Utah. In 1849 they moved to Mill Creek Ward, ... the father died in 1890, his wife died in 1873. (MAD: more on Andrew D. Park, not copied)
      Pg.162-163: EDGAR W. DUNCAN. The city of Salt Lake is distinguished not only for its superb climate, location, ... but also for its resolute and aggressive men of business, whose broad intelligence and enterprise have developed these forces. ... Salt Lake has been especially favored, and prominent among the financiers who have so ably directed her affairs is Edgar D. Duncan. (MAD: name as given) He came to Salt Lake City in 1894 to assume charge of the National Bank of the Republic as its Cashier, which position he held until January 10, 1901, when he resigned in order to devote his entire time and attention to the management of his wide and varied enterprises. ....
            The subject of this sketch was born in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania, December 30, 1846, and lived there until nine years old. His parents then removed to Dubuque, Iowa, and here their son spent his succeeding years until his removal to Salt Lake City in 1894. His early education, such as it was, was derived from the common schools of Dubuque, but he started on his business carrer (MAD: sic) at an early age, first selling newspapers and doing well whatever came first to his hand and learning his lessons well ... He later worked at photography, securing employment in a studio in Dubuque and at the age of seventeen started in business for himself. Owing to the Civil War which was then at its height, the demand for breadstuffs was greater than the supply, and Mr. Duncan, realizing the opportunities that this state of affairs presented, entered that business under the firm name of Thompson & Duncan, and this he followed during the entire time that the war lasted. ... he is now a man of independent wealth.
            At the termination of hostilities he disposed of his interest in the milling business and entered the real estate and banking business, in which he was signally successful and followed that calling for the thirty years he remained in Dubuque. He was for many years cashier of the Dubuque County Bank and was a director in that institution prior to his election as cashier. ...
            J.K. Duncan, the father of our subject, was a native of Pennsylvania and carried on an extensive iron business in that State. Upon his removal to Iowa he engaged in the real estate and loan business in Dubuque and followed that business until the time of his death. His family were among the early settlers of Pennsylvania and were highly respected and influential people in their community. His wife, Anna (Volephant) Duncan, and the mother of Edgar W. Duncan, was also a native of Pennsylvania and her brothers were also engaged in the iron business close to the establishment of her husband in that State. Her family were well represented in the Civil War, and, in addition to four of her sons who were enegaged (MAD: sic) in that struggle, she also had seven nephews serving in the Federal forces, one of whom rose to the rank of Brigadier General. Of her own sons, two were killed in action, while serving under General Sheridan and the other two, who also served on the Union side, were so shattered by the hardships they underwent as to be practically broken down at the time they were mustered out of the service.
            Edgar W. Duncan was married at Fulton, Missouri, on January 14, 1874, to Miss Lillian J. Lawther, daughter of Hans Lawther, who recently died at the advanced age of ninety years. By this marriage they have two children, one son, Amedee W., engaged in the insurance business, and who is married and living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and one daughter, Edna M.
            During the seven years that Mr. Duncan served as cashier of the National Bank of the Republic, the deposits in that institution were increased under his administration .... In political life, Mr. Duncan is a believer in the principles espoused by the Republican party, ... Fraternal life, he is a leading member of the Knights of Pythias, ... he first associated himself with this order in 1878 ... during the convention of the Grand Lodge at Dubuque in that year (1888), Mrs. Duncan was made an honorary member of the order, a distinction never before accorded to any woman. ... He also holds membership in the Workmen's Order of Dubuque. He is also a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Elks Lodge. ... During the 21 years in which he was associated with Mr. John R. Waller in business at Dubuque, there was never a cross word between them. .... (MAD: Spring Hill, Fayette Co. PA; Fulton, Callaway Co. MO)


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