Duncans in Placer Co. CA


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

Last revised April 21, 2008

Formed 1851 from Yuba, Sutter


1860 Placer Co. CA Census
Twp.3, City of Auburn
Pg.574, #146-146, Wm. DUNCAN 39 PA trader $2500-$2500
                  Nancy 30 CHILI housekeeper
                  Marcela MONROW 54 CHILI house keeper
Rattlesnake Bar
Pg.602, #451-433, Jas. MATHEWS 29 ENG miner $0-$100
                  Joseph DUNCAN 29 OH miner
Twp.9, Secret Ravine
Pg.609, #549-504, Thos. DUNCAN 26 IN miner $0-$60
                  Wm. DUNCAN 28 IN miner $0-$75
                  Jas. STEWART 40 KY clerk $0-$0
Twp.10, P.O. Goods
Pg.697, #1655-1612, Jas. P. DANARON 30 MO farmer $6000-$20000
                  Jud. HAYGOOD 23 TN labourer
                  Wm. C. DUNCAN 15 MO labourer
                  Andrew GRAHAM 28 NY cook
Twp.5, Forest Hill
Pg.765, #215-207, Adam DUNCAN 27 SCT miner $0-$0
                  Mary 26 SCT
                  James 4, William 3, Mary 11/12 CA
Pg.768, #259-251, John DUNCAN 29 Belgium miner $0-$0
                  Pauline 23 Badin
                  John 1 CA
Twp.7, Iowa Hill
Pg.884, #2209-2184, John DUNCAN 36 NY miner $0-$0 (alone)

1870 Placer Co. CA Census
Township 3, P.O. Auburn
Pg.374, #187-187, DUNCAN, John 40 CAN miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Pg.378, #285-285, DUNCAN, John 40 PA barkeeper
                  ENOPEY?, Beak (m) 32 CAN stage driver $0-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  TURLEY, Hugh 34 CAN stage driver $0-$2500, parents of foreign birth
Township 4, P.O. Dutch Flat
Pg.406, #543-538, DUNCAN, Alexander 54 IRE Assadiner? $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 39 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 15 CA keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Maggie (f) 12, David 10 CA at school, parents of foreign birth
Township 4, P.O. Alta
Pg.411, #641-635, BANSARD?, Ewen M. 49 NY hotel keeper & family
                  DUNCAN, May 15 CA house keeper, parents of foreign birth
                  & others
Township 5, P.O. Bath
Pg.423, #92-81, DUNCAN, Adam 37 SCT miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary S. 35 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  James 15, William 13, Merry (f) 11 CA
                  George M. 8, Elizabeth 5, Ella 9/12 b.Nov. CA
Pg.431, #310-280, DUNCAN, John 42 BELGIAM miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Pauline 31 BADEN keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  John Jr. 10, Frederick 8, George M. 4 CA, parents of foreign birth
                  James O. 3 CA, parents of foreign birth


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, Alexande; 70 years, Placer Co., died 8/11/20; 20-32715 (b.1850)
      Duncan, Charles A.; 60 years, Placer Co., died 6/26/07; 07-17486 (b.1847)
      Duncan, Charles D.; spouse J.H.; 75 years, Placer Co., died 11/6/29; 29-59514 (MAD: Charles Douglas Duncan, b. 8/11/1854 Little Rock, Pulaski Co. AR, mar. 3/16/1877 Johanna Henrieta Fahlo, son of Charles Douglas Duncan mar. 4/16/1851 Elmyra Long per tradition, info from Mrs. Elma Duncan Whipple to Betty Laarveld 1984; MAD: Charles D. Duncan 23 OH on 1850 Pulaski Co. AR census, died 10/8/1854 Desha Co. AR)
      Duncan, George H.; 26 years, Placer Co., died 6/14/16; 16-19522
      Duncan, George M.; spouse E.J.; 62 years, Placer Co., died 8/22/24; 24-38600
      Duncan, Henry W.; spouse L.; 40 years, Placer Co., died 9/1/17; 17-31287
      Duncan, James; 66 years, Placer Co., died 3/3/22; 22-13441
      Duncan, John P.; 69 years, Placer Co., died 11/14/33; 33-61308
      Duncan, Johnus S.; 79 years, Placer Co., died 11/19/38; 38-68386
      Duncan, Mary P.; 76 years, Placer Co., died 3/4/11; 11-8042
      Duncan, Pauline; 75 years, Placer Co., died 3/25/10; 10-9955
      Duncan, Sarah C.; spouse J.; 61 years, Placer Co., died 4/18/18; 18-13802
      Duncan, William; 52 years, Placer Co., died 6/9/31; 31-33540
      Duncan, Z. Z.; 60 minutes, Placer Co., died 5/7/29; 29-27890


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, Charles A., minor Duncan, Clara A., Gdn.; D. Hatches Battln. Minn. Cav.; 1891 June 26, Invalid Appl. #1034235, Cert. #720506, Kans.; 1908 Sept. 14, Minor Appl. #904319, Cert. #732983, Cal. (MAD: 1860 Sibley Co. MN census; Sedgwick Co. KS; Placer Co. CA)

HISTORIES before 1923

1913 "The History of Nevada" ed. by Samuel Post Davis, pub. Los Angeles : The Ems Publ. Co. (El Dorado Co. CA book REF 979.3 H; 10/2007)
      Vol.2 pg.1179-1180: HENRY DUNCAN was born at Rocklin, Cal., February 13, 1878. He is a son of Charles and Johanna Duncan, who removed to Winnemucca in 1881, where Mr. Duncan's father was identified with the Southern Pacific Railroad as foreman of the round-house for twenty-five years. The parents now reside on a farm in "Lincoln" County, Cal. Henry worked in the train-service of the S.P. R.R. for five years, when he resigned and engaged in the mercantile business in Winnemucca, where he is at present prominently connected with its business affairs. Mr. Duncan was united in marriage to Miss Lila Waters of Austin, May 18, 1904. To this union were born Aldena, January 21, 1908, and Ardieth, June 21, 1912. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity and the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Winnemucca. He has been an important element in school affairs of his town, and has been actively identified on the board for four years, and has served Humboldt County as County Recorder for one term. (MAD: Winnemucca, Humboldt Co. NV; towns of Rocklin and Lincoln are in Placer Co. CA)


1924 "History of Placer and Nevada counties, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the counties who have been identified with their growth and development from the early days to the present" by W.B. Lardner and M.J. Brock, pub. by Historic Record Company (Placerville Library; also FHL book 979.43 H2L)
      No Duncan biography indexed


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