Duncans in Caledonia Co. VT


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

Last revised November 21, 2008

Created 1792


1810 Caledonia Co. VT Census
Pg.145  Adam Duncan        20030 - 00010
        John Duncan        11310 - 21110

1820 Caledonia Co. VT Census
Pg.  5  Adam Duncan        310210 - 10110
        John Duncan        211220 - 22020
Pg. 40  Ebenezer Duncan    510101 - 01110
Pg. 76  Isaac Duncan       000010 - 11010

1830 Caledonia Co. VT Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Caledonia Co. VT Census
Pg.445  Thomas W. Duncan   0100,001   - 0001,001

1850 Caledonia Co. VT Census
Pg.270, #121-126, Thos. W. DUNCAN 59 NH cen clergyman $1000
                  Lucy 59 CT
                  Joseph M. STYLES 16 VT laborer
                  (MAD: 1860 Cheshire Co. NH census)

1860 Caledonia Co. VT Census
Pg.17, #1696-1701, Geo. DUNCAN 54 VT physician $0-$0
                  Lucy 49 VT
                  Jane 20 VT
Town of Burke
Pg.69, #829-856, George DUNCAN 35 NH laborer $0-$0
                  Alvina? (f) 32 NH
                  Florance (f) 5, George M. 3 VT
Town of Lyndon
Pg.253, #311-316, George H. WEEKS 39 VT merchant $13,500-$25,000
                  Martha A. 31 VT (blank) $0-$100
                  William M. 5, Harriet 2/12 VT
                  Sarah DUNCAN 21 VT servant

1870 Caledonia Co. VT census
      No Duncan indexed

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Ryegate, Vermont : from its settlement by the Scotch-American company of farmers to present time : with genealogical records of many families" (Caledonia Co.) by Edward Miller; pub. St. Johnsbury, Vt.: The Caledonian Co., 1913, 678 pgs. (LH7982, HeritageQuest images 7/2007; FHL book 974.334/R1 H2m and film 1,421,582 item 4)
      Pg.417: McCOLL. ix. Margaret Jane (4), b. May 6, 1848; m. Horace H. Duncan of Monroe, N.H., and res. there. One son, Robert, in electric light bus. Portland, Me., and a dau., Martha, who m. a lawyer named English, and went to Chicago. (MAD: Margaret Jane was dau. of William (3) McColl b. May 15, 1802, came with his father to Barnet, and m. 1830, Margaret, dau. Alexander Buchanan of Barnet b. Jan. 18, 1813; d. (blank))
      Pg.280: ANDERSON. iv. John (3), b. Ryegate, Sept. 4, 1811; m. 1834 Elvira Chick; rem. to St.Johnsbury, 1842; ret. to Barnet, 1845, Ryegate, 1882 till d. Apr. 25, 1892; she d. in R. Dec. 24, 1879. Chil. (3) Harriet E. (4) m. 1862 John G. Duncan of Monroe, N.H., rem. to Iowa; 8 ch.
      Pg.464: MILLER. iv. Mary N. (3) b. May 23, 1800; m. Jan. 24, 1822, Nathan Batchelder (b. Bath, Feb. 9, 1798; d. May 15, 1892). Farmer in Monroe Plain on the edge of Bath, where he built a brick house; rem. to Barnet, where he was an elder in the U.P. ch. She d. in Bath, Dec. 21, 1858, and he m. 2d, Mrs. W.H. Duncan at Barnet Ctr. He lived where James Gilfillan now lives.
      Pg.549: WARDEN. i. John Bachop, (4) b. Dec. 21, 1830, m. Dec. 25, 1862, Miss Duncan of Monroe; d. Bath, Jan. 11, 1869. 7 ch. all living.

"History of Barnet, Vermont : from the outbreak of the French and Indian War to present time : with genealogical records of many families" (Caledonia Co.) by Frederic P. Wells; pub. Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Print. Co., 1923, 761 pgs. (LH7585, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.334/B1 H2w and film 1,842,947)
      Pg.71: At a town meeting held in Barnet, Feb. 3, 1825, Adam Duncan, Elijah S. Brigham and John M. Peabody were chosen to represent Barnet at a convention to consider the navigation of Connecticut River. ... In the fall of 1831, a steamboat called the "Adam Duncan" was begun at Wells River ... (pg.97, meeting in 1812 ...)

"The Native Ministry of New Hampshire : the harvesting of more than thirty years" by N.F. Carter, pub. 1906 by The Rumford Print Co. (FHL book 974.2 D3c)
      Pg.33-34: THOMAS WILSON DUNCAN, Congregationalist, son of Robert and Grizzell (Wilson) Duncan, was born March 3, 1791. Preparatory studies with Samuel Burnham of Londonderry, 1811-13. Graduated at Dartmouth College, 1817. Studied for the ministry with Rev. E.P. Bradford of New Boston, Rev. Moses Bradford of Francestown, and Rev. J.M. Whiton, D.D., of Antrim. Licensed to preach by the Londonderry Presbytery, April 29, 1819. Preaching here and there, 1819-21. Acting pastor, Exeter, N.Y., Jan. to June 1821; ordained there, June 13, 1821; dismissed, May 1, 1824. Acting pastor, Second Church, York, Me., June to Nov. 1825; installed there, Nov. 9, 1825; dismissed, April 28, 1830. Acting pastor, Post Mills and Fairlee, Vt., Sept. 1830-2. Itinerated, 1832-3. Acting pastor, Burke, Vt., Dec. 1834-7; installed there, Nov. 8, 1837; dismissed, Aug. 15, 1839, but continued acting pastor there till June 1841; supplying also part of the time, Kirby, Vt., 1834-5; and Granby, 1838-40. Acting pastor, Norway and Fairfield, N.Y., June 1841-2; Jasper, N.Y., Nov. 1842-6. Agent Steuben County Bible Society, N.Y., Sept. 1846-7. Without charge, Burke, Vt., Oct. 1847-51. Acting pastor, Pittsfield, Vt., Nov. 1851-2; Arlington, Vt., March 1853-4; Windsor, Mass., May 1854-5; Chilmark, Mass., Sept. 1855-8; Roxbury, Aug. 1858-61. Without charge, Nelson, 1861-76. Died there May 5, 1876. Married Lucy, daughter of Levi and Rachel (White) North of Berlin, Conn., at Fly Creek, N.Y., June 5, 1822. She died, Nelson, April 7, 1865. Publication.-- A Catechism, 1828. (MAD: 1850 Caledonia Co. VT census; 1860 Cheshire Co. NH census, b.NH; Hillsborough Co. NH)

1913 "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah" by Frank Essholm (from Sharon Koleber 12/2001 and FHL fiche 6,053,257)
      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)
      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 ...

1880 "History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers." by Samuel W. Durant, pub. Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott (pg.452 from Louis Boone 3/1985; HeritageQuest image 2/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 4959; FHL book 977.417 H2d and film 908,703 item 2)
      Pg.453-454: DELAMORE DUNCAN. This gentleman was the eldest son of the preceding [William Duncan], and born Nov. 24, 1805, at Lyman [Grafton Co.], N.H. At Monroe, to which place his father removed in 1810, he attended the common school, of which his father was teacher, until 1815. After his father's purchase of the wool-carding and cloth-dressing mill, he worked in the mill during the summer and attended school in the winter months. His mother died when he was sixteen years of age, and in the following year, his father giving up housekeeping, he went to live with his grandfather at Acworth [Sullivan Co. NH], where he worked on the farm and acted as secretary to his grandfather.
            In April, 1825, with his effects in a knapsack strapped upon his back, he took his way over the Green Mountains through the snow on foot, ... but ... took passage in the stage-coach, and soon after joined his father in Syracuse [Onondaga Co.], N.Y., whither he had preceded his son. From thence he accompanied his parent to Michigan, and as stated in the preceding biography, assisted him in building a mill-dam at Dexter, Washtenaw Co. On the 3d of September, 1825, he left his father at Dexter and proceeded to Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, where he engaged in cutting stone for locks on the Ohio canal. Here he remained until the autumn of 1826, when, his health failing, he returned to his grandfather's in New Hampshire, where he continued until the spring of 1827, at which time he removed to McIndoes Falls, Caledonia Co., Vt., and engaged in lumbering until the fall of 1828, when, in company with his brother William and sister Eliza Ann, he journeyed to Lyme, Huron Co. OH, to which place his father had removed and purchased a farm.
            At that place he taught school until Feb. 1829, when, in company with Elisha Doane, he once more started for Michigan, ... in March they reached Prairie Ronde, where Mr. Duncan selected his land and chose the site of his future home. Leving his stock with a Mr. Wilmarth, he returned to Ohio, reaching Lyme on the 1st of April. From there he shortly after went to Dayton ... until August, when he returned to Lyme, where, on the 8th of September, 1829, he married Miss Parmela Clark. This union ... happy one ... She united with the Baptist Church in early life and has ever since been an earnest and consistent Christian and faithful member. Mrs. Duncan was born in the town of Johnson, Lamoille Co., VT, August 18, 1811.
            To this union were born nine children, as follows: Cordelia Ann, William Gilmore, Granville Joel, Jane Coffran, Delamore, Jr., Delia Parmela, Edwin Freeman, Charles Clark, and Helen Marian, of whom four are living, to wit: Delamore, Jr., Edwin F., Charles C., and Helen Marian. The others died in childhood. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, in addition to their own, have had the care of no less than sixteen other children, whom they have sent into the world useful men and women.
            On the 5th of October, 1829, Mr. Duncan, in company with his father, again set out for Michigan. ... his wife remaining with her father, who was to follow in January, 1830. ... They finally arrived on Prairie Ronde on the 20th of October, and moved in with Col. Fellows until they could prepare their own house for occupation. ... At an election ... on the 17th day of May, 1830, he was nominated the first sheriff of Kalamazoo County, his commission dating from Oct. 1, 1830. ... In Feb. 1832, he sold his farm, on the west side of Prairie Ronde, to John Knight, and removed to Gourd-Neck Prairie, where he purchased a farm and built a plank. Knight failing to fulfill the contract, the farm fell into his hands again, and he sold the one on Gourd-Neck Prairie to Asa Briggs and removed to his old homestead in July, 1832. ... In December, 1839, in company with his brother-in-law, Justin Clark, he made a prospecting tour of the State, ... In politics a Whig, subsequently a Free-Soiler, and upon the formation of the Republican party became a member of that organization. ... until his death, May 1, 1870.


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