Duncans in Colusa Co. CA


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

Last revised July 30, 2008

Original county formed 1850
Tehama formed 1856 from Colusa, Butte, Shasta
Glenn formed 1891 from Colusa


1850-1860 Colusa Co. CA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Colusa Co. CA Census
Colusa Twp.
Pg.278, #78-71, DUNCAN, James S. 41 IN farmer $2400-$500
                  Margaret 25 OH keeping house
                  John M. 14, William 13 IA
                  Annie M. 11 KS
                  Sarah A. 7, James 4 IA
                  George 1 CA
                  HARTMAN, Charles 28 OH school teacher
                  Martha 19 IA keeping house
                  (MAD: 1860 Butte Co. CA census)
Monroe Twp.
Pg.320, #155-146, DUNCAN, Addison C. (m) 30 KY farmer $2500-$1200
                  Barbara 24 KY keeping house
                  (MAD: 1860 Solano Co. CA census)
Stoney Creek Twp.
Pg.332-333, #98-91, MILLSAP, Joseph 50 KY stock raiser $4000-$3635
                  Louisa 35 MO keeping house
                  Andrew 16 CA
                  Joseph 14 CA
                  Mary 12, Charles 10, Susan 9 CA
                  Lee V. 7, Malinda 4 CA
                  DUNCAN, George 36 CT farm laborer $0-$0
Spring Valley Twp.
Pg.339, #85-76, JOHNS, George W. 55 MO farmer $20,000-$4,000
                  Nancy J. 52 TN keeping house
                  James 28 MO farmer $6400-$6000
                  Richard 21 MO farm laborer
                  PENNY, Charles 21 MO farm laborer
                  ROCKER?, James 21 MO farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, John 53 TN farm laborer $0-$0
                  Eliza 43 MO house keeper
                  James 24 MO farm laborer $0-$400
                  Emily 24 MO keeping house
                  Mando (f) 1 MO
                  Elias (m) 22 MO farm laborer $0-$300
                  PARSLEY, Lydia 18 MO seamstress
                  (MAD: 1850-1860 Franklin Co. MO census)


CA Death Indexes, 1905-1929 and 1930-1939 (1905-1929 from CA State Library, Sacramento, and FHL microfilm 1,686,044, A to Emerson, Geo.; 1930-1939 from FHL microfilm 1,686,048, A to Hetterman)
      MAD Note: An index to California Birth Records, 1905-1995, and California Death Records, 1940-1997, has been posted at Rootsweb:
      Decedent name (8 characters maximum in first name); Spouse initials; Age, Place, Date of death; Year registered - State file number (MAD: added birth year)
      Duncan, Mary E.; spouse W.G.; 77 years, Colusa Co., died 11/20/36; 36-64328
      Duncan, Mayme C.; spouse W.; 37 years, Colusa Co., died 5/9/26; 26-22443
      Duncan, Robert I.; spouse M.I.; 53 years, Colusa Co., died 5/30/26; 26-22440


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, John, widow Duncan, Eliza; Worthington Prv. Co. of Franklin Co. MO H. Gds; 1890 Dec. 12, Widow Appl. #501370, no cert., Calif. (MAD: 1870 Colusa Co. CA)

HISTORIES before 1923

1891 "Colusa County [CA]: its history with a description of its resources, also biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent residents" by Justus H. Rogers (Placerville Library; FHL book 979.433 H2r and film 468,731 item 4 and film 1,000,103 item 4)
      Pg.424: DR. R.B. DUNCAN ... was born in Shelby Co. KY, October 6, 1846. In October, 1851, his father removed to northwest Missouri, living in Daviess and Gentry Counties, where young Duncan worked on a farm in summer and attended such schools as a newly-settled backwoods country afforded, in winter. All the schools in this part of the State were interrupted during the war, as the entire social fabric was generally deranged at the time. After the war, he continued work on the farm till February, 1867, when he began teaching in Platte Co. MO. He was engaged in teaching and going to school alternately for six years. He began the study of medicine in 1869 ... graduating ... March 4, 1873. ... In March, 1874, he was married to Miss S.E. Stone, of Platte Co. MO, by whom he has had four children, none of whom are now living. He practiced his profession from March, 1873, to September, 1880, in Platte Co. MO, when he removed to Orland, CA, his present place of residence. .... (MAD: Indexed as Robert Bruce Duncan; see also Solano and Glenn Cos.)


"A Stonyford Pedigree" [Stonyford, Colusa Co. CA] by Ida W. Frank & Carlton M. Smith, 1988/1989 (Everton's Library, Logan, UT)
      MAD: This book is a listing of early settlers in Stonyford area of Colusa Co., CA, and their descendants wherever they may be found today; it is not intended to be a history of the area. ... Brief extracts from two items on Duncans:
      Pg.116-117: DUNCAN, Elias Boyd, b. ca 1847 MO, mother Eliza --; mar. (1st) 10 Sept. 1876, Colusa Co. CA, to Elizabeth J. Ragain, b. ca 1860 KS; mar. (2nd) 17 Nov. 1890, Colusa, CA, to Emma Bond; gives children. (per Ida Frank correspondence, the family was in the 1880 Colusa Co. CA census; MAD: probably 1850 Franklin Co. MO census, son of John Duncan & wife Eliza)
      Pg.117: DUNCAN, James, b. ca 1846 MO; m. (1) Emily --, b. ca 1846 MO, mar. (2) Lou V. --, b. ca 1853 MO; gives children. (per Ida Frank correspondence, the family was in the 1880 Colusa Co. CA census)


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