Duncans in Santa Clara Co. CA


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

Last revised June 23, 2010

Original county formed 1850
Alameda formed 1853 from Contra Costa, Santa Clara


1850 Santa Clara Co. CA Census
      No Duncan indexed
      (MAD: Robert Duncan 50 SCT, Christina W. 14 and Sampson 13 SCT are on the 1852 State Census, residing in Valparaiso)

1860 Santa Clara Co. CA Census (pgs.442 & 485 from June Ricketts 11/1985)
Pg.227, #33-29, J.H. BRUEN (m) 42 NJ merchant $3000-$2000
                  James DUNCAN 33 Nova Scotia carpenter $0-$100
Gilroy Twp.
Pg.241, #157-135, D.S. DUNCAN (m) 53 KY farmer $2000-$1000
                  Eliza A. 37 KY
                  Mary 21 KY school teacher
                  Joseph 17 MO laborer
                  Harriett E. 13, Eliza J. 11, Juliet (f) 8 MO
                  Dickson J. (m) 5, Isabel 4, Adeliad (f) 1 CA
                  Laura 9?/12 (4?/12) CA
                  James K. EARL 27 SC carpenter
                  Norman JACKWAJ? 27 MD laborer
                  (MAD: Dixon Sharp Boyd Duncan, 1850 Wayne Co. IA census)
San Jose Twp.
Pg.288, #584-69, S. ELLINGHAM (m) 31 BREMER saddler $0-$200
                  B. (f) 20 HAMBURG
                  Edwd. (m) 4, Emma? (f) 9/12 CA
                  R.B. MORRIS (m) 26 IN saddler
                  J.N. DUNCAN (m) 30 PA saddler
                  Wilfred THIERE? (m) 17 OH saddler
Alviso Twp.
Pg.397, #1436-14, Frederick CREIGHTON 35 ENG merchant $0-$600
                  Julia 3 CA
                  John BERRY 50 ENG day laborer $100-$100
                  Geo. DUNCAN 41 ENG day laborer $0-$0
                  Margaret 39 ENG
Freemont Twp, P.O. Mayfield, 7/24/1860
Pg.442(220), #1788-177, John DUNCAN 29 IRE farmer $250
                  Catharine 30 IRE
                  Margaret 3 CA
Santa Clara Twp, 8/2/1860
Pg.485(203), #2159-193, John P. DUNCAN 29 IN farmer $550
                  Sarah 21 OH
                  Frank W. 1 CA
                  Toliver 40 KY farmer $650
                  W.B. (m) 35 KY farmer $0-$800
                  Nancy J. DAVIS 14 MO
                  Charles DYER 12 MO
                  Pamelia DUNCAN 71 VA
                  (MAD: 1850 Jackson Co. MO census, "Permelia" the widow of Walton; 1830-1840 Gibson Co. IN census; 1870 Sonoma Co. CA census)

1870 Santa Clara Co. CA Census
Fremont Twp.
Pg.41, #3-3, DUNCAN, Mary 40 IRE keeping house $2000-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  McCRISTAL, John 28 IRE farm laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Gilroy City and Twp.
Pg.70, #60-60, CULP, Jas. D. 30 NY tobacconist $1700-$2500
                  E.J. (f) 21 IA keeping house
                  James 3, George 1 CA
                  CLEAVELAND, C.B. (m) 23 IL laborer
                  L.C. (m) 31 IL laborer
                  DUNCAN, Julia 18 MO at school (white)
Gilroy Twp. & City (also from Sue Hoerner 11/2001)
Pg.84, #300-300, COLLINS, Wm. J. 36 IN teamster $1000-$100
                  N.A. (f) 30 MO keeping house
                  Wm. M. 10 OR at school
                  Polly A. 5, F.E. (f) 4, Albert 1 CA
                  (MAD: 1860 Lane Co. OR census)
Gilroy Twp.
Pg.95, #435-430, CARR, M?.N?. (m) 29 CANada rancher $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Eliza 20 CA keeping house
                  HACKERMAN, Geo. 28 NY herder $0-$800
                  ROBB, Henry 20 AUStralia laborer $0-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, James 44 Nova Scotia carpenter $0-$100, parents of foreign birth
                  MAHON, Mc. Jas. 27 IRE bar keeper $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Milpitas Twp.
Pg.110, #46-44, DUNCAN, George 50 ENGland none $0-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Margaret 48 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Sophie (f) 6 CA, parents of foreign birth
Redwood Twp.
Pg.122, #750-686, KERWIN, Thomas 40 IRE farmer $3000-$600, parents of foreign birth
                  Catherine 32 IRE, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary A. 11, Minnie? (f) 9 CA, parents of foreign birth
                  John 5, Lewis 1 CA, parents of foreign birth
                  KENNY, Theresa 18 CA, parents of foreign birth
                  GOINIAN?, Catherine 50 IRE house keeper, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Kate 51 IRE, parents of foreign birth
                  McADAMS, John 21 CAN farm laborer, parents of foreign birth
Santa Clara Twp.
Pg.145, #195-177, DUNCAN?, Thomas 21 ENG huckster $300-$2000, parents of foreign birth
                  GREER, George 14 IL clerk
Pg.147, #213-195, Boarding house, including
                  DUNCAN, Lewis 20 ENG machinist $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
City of San Jose, Ward 1
Pg.239, #258-253, DUNCAN, John A. 33 PA BLACK whitewasher $0-$150
                  Eliza 30 PA BLACK keeping house
                  William 6, Samuel 3 CA BLACK
Pg.276, #865-853, BRITTON, John 29 IRE farmer $0-$1400, parents of foreign birth
                  John 4 CA, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Nancy 40 IRE keeping house, 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, Adella; 47 years, Santa Clara Co., died 5/6/20; 20-22952
      Duncan, Andrew; 79 years, Santa Clara Co., died 3/4/30; 30-17689 (b.1851)
      Duncan, Benjamin H.; 44 years, Santa Clara Co., died 7/6/33; 33-41266
      Duncan, Flora D.; spouse R.; 61 years, Santa Clara Co., died 7/20/21; 21-29028
      Duncan, Frank E.; spouse E.E.; 56 years, Santa Clara Co., died 12/11/28; 28-68220
      Duncan, George V.; 89 years, Santa Clara Co., died 9/25/08; 08-26882 (b.1819)
      Duncan, George; spouse M.H.; 81 years, Santa Clara Co., died 9/21/39; 39-58655
      Duncan, Henry F.; spouse J.; 59 years, Santa Clara Co., died 6/12/32; 32-34963
      Duncan, Joeanna V.; spouse H.; 74 years, Santa Clara Co., died 2/1/22; 22-9478
      Duncan, John F.; spouse E.A.; 61 years, Santa Clara Co., died 5/2/27; 27-32901
      Duncan, Joseph T.; 83 years, Santa Clara Co., died 2/4/16; 16-7123 (b.1833)
      Duncan, Laura; 76 years, Santa Clara Co., died 10/15/37; 37-68329
      Duncan, Louis F.; 65 years, Santa Clara Co., died 12/31/16; 16-41393 (b.1851)
      Duncan, Mary H.; 73 years, Santa Clara Co., died 1/2/14; 14-9836
      Duncan, Peter Y.; 50 years, Santa Clara Co., died 7/22/09; 09-18674
      Duncan, Samuel; 72 years, Santa Clara Co., died 11/4/12; 12-34132 (b.1840)
      Duncan, Sarah F.; spouse J.A.; 79 years, Santa Clara Co., died 4/24/21; 21-17159
      Duncan, W. B.; spouse M.E.; 32 years, Santa Clara Co., died 12/18/31; 31-69324
      Duncan, William J.; 58 years, Santa Clara Co., died 4/8/36; 36-26853
      Duncan, William T.; 43 years, Santa Clara Co., died 3/23/35; 35-19065
      Duncan, William W.; spouse J.M.; 42 years, Santa Clara Co., died 2/28/19; 19-11611


"Reports of Cases Determined in The Supreme Court of the State of California" by C.P. Pomeroy, Reporter, Vol.81; pgs.56 to 58 (El Dorado Co. CA Law Library 12/2003; MAD's extract)
      ROBERT T. DUNCAN, Respondent, v. SUE L. THOMAS, Administratrix, etc., of T.R. THOMAS Deceased, Appellant; No. 12028, Supreme Court of California, Department One; 81 Cal. 56; 22 P. 297; October 4, 1889.
      Appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, and from an order refusing a new trial.
      Action for balance due for work and labor. Claim duly presented to administratrix, and rejected; action brought thereon, issue joined, judgment for plaintiff, motion for new trial denied, and defendant appeals. The first point made by appellant is, that the claim as presented to the administratrix was unintelligible and insufficient. The claim was sufficient in form .... And the complaint stated facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action, from which it follows that it was not error to overrule defendant's objection to the introduction of evidence in support of it.
      The facts, as shown by the claim presented, the complaint, and the findings (which are fully supported by the evidence), are, briefly stated, as follows: Decedent was the owner of a grain warehouse at the town of Gilroy; plaintiff was employed by him as foreman of such warehouse, and rendered service as such on such days as service was required during every month, from January, 1881, to June, 1885, both inclusive, the service in the different months varying from six days to twenty-seven days. He kept a tally of the service by the day, and charged for it at the rate of two dollars per day, which was the minimum of value proved at the trial. No settlement seems ever to have been had, but decedent made payments from time to time on account of such service, and shortly before his death stated to his banker that he was indebted to plaintiff, and was looking over his account to see if he had a balance sufficient to pay him up. The account, as stated to the administratrix, and as sued upon, gave the number of days' service in each month, the total number in each year, and the grand total for all the years and months, being 951 days, at $2 per day, $1,902. It also credited the amount of money received on account thereof in each year, to wit, 1881, $380; 1882, $200; 1883, $200; 1884, $250; 1885, $100; total, $1,130, and leaving a balance of $772. There was no conflict of evidence as to the number of days' service, or when it was rendered, or as to its value; and the amount of credits to which the estate was entitled was accepted as being correctly stated in the claim as presented.
      Defendant pleads payment and the statute of limitations, and under these pleas insists that the payments of each year must be applied to the service of the corresponding year, and that when they are so applied, whatever balance there was on account of service rendered prior to July, 1883 (decedent having died July 3, 1885), is barred by the statute of limitations, and that this will show that all the service rendered since that time has been fully paid for, or nearly so. We know of no law, and we are cited to none, which will support such a contention. On the contrary, in a case like this of several obligations, where neither party has made any express application of the fund paid to any particular obligation, the law itself applies each payment to the extinguishment of the obligation earliest in date of maturity. (Civ. Code, sec. 1479.) So applied, no part of this claim is barred by the statute of limitations. The court found in favor of the plaintiff for the full amount of his claim, -- $772, -- and the evidence sustains the findings. Judgment and order affirmed.


Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, Lemuel H., widow Sylvia Co.; WO 34741, WC 21791; BL 52973-80-50, 35710-80-55; Private Capt. Allen's Co. TN Mil. 9/28/1814 to 4/7/1815; sol. res. 1852, 1853 New Orleans, LA, 1855 Parish of Orleans, LA; wid. res. 1879 PO Amite City, Par. of Tangipahoa, LA, 1887, 1888 San Jose, Santa Clara Co. CA; maiden name of widow: soldier's 1st wife Abena Fights, 2nd wife Emily White, widow Sylvia Cork (1st m. Ross) m. Dec. 4, 1873, Warren Co. MS; sol. d. June 23, 1871, Parish of Tangipahoa, LA; wid. d. June 11, 1892.

National Archives Mexican War Pension Application (extract from Edgar C. Smith 7/1995 from visit to Archives, with permission to share)
      ROBERT T. DUNCAN, Mexican War Pension File # SA-17070. Filed October 19, 1887. Stated that his residence was Gilroy, Santa Clara County, but he went into the veterans Home at Yountville, Napa County, that year because he was ill. He died there January 8, 1888. "No one appeared to complete the claim", so it was rejected (no payments). Apparently he had no known heirs; stated that he had never married. He enlisted 1 July 1847 at Columbia, GA, and was discharged 6 July 1848 at Mobile, AL. He served as a Corporal in Capt. William M. Nelson's company of GA volunteers under Lt. Col. Isaac S. Seymour. He had received BLW 40-206-160-47. He was born 4 May 1827 in Jasper Co. GA, and lived in AL and CA after the war.

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; E 1 Cal. Cav.; 1907 April 26, Invalid Appl. #1363444, Cert. #11444459, Colo.; remarks C2478505. (MAD: enlisted 1 April 1865 at San Jose (Santa Clara Co.), CA; Union Army, Private, Co.E 1st Cav. Reg. CA)

"Report of the Selective Service Administration of California" 1922, pages 372-373 (Placerville FHC book)
      Name, City and County (MAD: have added county in parenthesis if different from city)
      Duncan, Gilmore Adelbert, Campbell (Santa Clara Co.)


"California Pioneer Register and Index, 1542-1848, incl. Inhabitants of CA 1769-1800 and List of Pioneers, extracted from the History of CA" by Hubert Howe Bancroft (FHL fiche 6,051,337) (Index to Bancroft's Histories by volume & page, or other source)
      Pg.125-126: DUNCAN, Robert, 1846, Scotchman from New Zealand with his wife and 4 children; lived at S.F. where he owned a lot in '47; in the mines '48-9; settled in Sta. Clara Co., where he died '57. - Portrait in "Hesperian" Nov. '59.

HISTORIES before 1923

1881 "History of Santa Clara Co. CA" pub. by Alley, Bowen & Co. (book c979.473 H67; CA State Library, Sacramento)
"History of Santa Clara County, California : including its geography, geology, topography, climatography and description : together with a record of the Mexican grants, its mines and natural springs, the early history and settlements, compiled from the most authentic sources, the names of original Spanish and American pioneers, full legislative history of the county, separate histories of each township, showing the advance in population and agriculture : also, incidents of public life, the Mexican War, and biographical sketches of early and prominent settlers and representative men, and of its cities, towns, churches, colleges, secret societies, etc., etc." by Titus Fey Cronise, J J Owen, Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Jackson Lewis, et al; pub. San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1881, 878 pgs. (LH11401, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 979.473 H2sc and film 468,748 item 1; CA State Library book c979.473 H67)
      Pg.601: Biographies. Gilroy Township. J.D. CULP, born in Monroe county, New York, November 17, 1839, and received his education in Rochester. In 1856 to Floyd Co. IA, then to California. Mr. Culp married, in 1865, Jennie E. Duncan, a native of Iowa, by whom he has had five sons: James J., born March 15, 1867; George E., born December 2, 1869; Cornelius A., born November 5, 1871; Charles H. born April 15, 1874; Richard D., born August 22, 1879.
      Pg.604-605: JOSEPH H. DUNCAN. Born in Wayne county, Iowa, November 19, 1842, educated at University of the Pacific. Crossed the plains to California with his father, Dixon S. Duncan and family, in 1853, being five months and five days on the journey after crossing the Missouri river; arrived at San Juan September 5, 1853, and there remained until the Fall of 1856. In that year he came to Santa Clara county and located on his present farm situated three miles west of Gilroy. Married, March 2, 1873, Angie I. Litton, a native of Merced county, Missouri, and has: Edith V., born March 31, 1874; Edna G., born February 5, 1876; Gemma E., born July 5, 1878.

"Pen pictures from the garden of the world, or, Santa Clara County, California : containing a history of the county of Santa Clara from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospective future, with profuse illustrations of its beautiful scenery, full-page portraits of some of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of to-day" by Horace S. Foote; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1888, 743 pgs. (LH13760, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 979.473 H2f & film 468,747 item 2)
      No Duncan biography indexed
      Pg.254-255: MRS. MARY A. HAYES ... the widow of Anson E. Hayes. ... Six miles south of San Jose, on the main highway between that point and Monterey, ... is the farm residence of Mrs. Mary Hayes and her family ... From published volumes of genealogy of the Hayes and Folsom families, the following facts are mainly obtained: Anson E. Hayes was born at Granby, Connecticut, August 27, 1813. He was twice married, ... 2nd on May 14, 1854, to Miss Mary Folsom, dau. of Rev. Abraham and Miriam (Bean) Folsom. ... Her children were three sons, the youngest of whom, Charles Carroll, was born August 24, 1861, and died February 26, 1865. The two surviving sons make their home with their families, at the Eden Vale Farm. The older, Everett Anson, ... J. Orley Hayes, the younger brother, married Miss Clara I. Lyon, a graduate of Wisconsin State University, and daughter of Judge William P. Lyon, of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. Her mother was Adelaide, nee Duncan. ...
      Pg.319: SAMUEL TEMPLETON, son of Archibald and Olivia Templeton, was born in County Antrim, 20 miles from Belfast, Ireland, Octo. 11, 1832. ... In March, 1858, he started for California ... Mr. Templeton was married, June 30, 1867, to Mrs. Jane (Duncan) Healy, who is also a native of Ireland.
      Pg.452-453: THOMAS OSBORN, of the Willows, was born in Franklin Co. Indiana January 1, 1824. He is the son of Daniel and Rebecca (French) Osborn, who are natives of Ohio ... On the 20th of October, 1847, he was married to Miss Margaret Harbaugh, who is a native of the State of Pennsylvania. They have eight children, four of whom were born in Indiana, and four in Wisconsin, they having removed to Dane Township, Dane County, of that State in 1849. ... 1858 returned to Fountain Co., IN; 1868 to Vermillion Co. IL; 1872 to Veedersburgh, IN. April 1873 to Tulare Co. CA. The names of their children, in order of their birth, are: Alice, wife of Isaac Waldrip, of Fountain County, Indiana; Joel S., engaged in stock business in Tulare County; Oliver D., a resident of Los Angeles; Eve, wife of William Duncan, a resident of Danville, Illinois; Elizabeth, living at her father's home, at the Willows; Daniel, an employe of the Southern Pacific Road; Mary M., a teacher and member of the home household, as is also Butler, the youngest member of the family. .... (MAD: Danville, Vermilion Co. IL)
      Pg.575-576: JAMES ENRIGHT was born in Limerick County, Ireland, in 1826. His parents, James and Mary (Mann) Enright, emigrated to Canada in 1830, near Quebec. 1840 to Atchison Co. MO ... both dying in 1845. ... following year, Mr. Enright and his brother Thomas and sister Mary crossed the plains to California. ... about 3 miles west of Santa Clara. .... Mr. Enright was united in marriage, in 1850, to Miss Margaret Duncan, the daughter of Robert and Ann Duncan, natives of Scotland, but residents of San Francisco. They came to this State in 1846, by way of Cape Horn. From this marriage eleven children were born, nine being now living. Mary Ann, the wife of John G. Robertson, lives at Santa Cruz; Frances is the wife of Dr. James Murphy, of San Francisco; Charles is a physician in San Francisco; James E., Margaret, Joseph D., John B., Nellie, and Louisa G. make their home with their parents. Robert D. died in 1881, at the age of 25 years.

1874 "First Steamship Pioneers" edited by a committee of the Association; pub. [San Francisco, Calif. : First Steamship Pioneers], c1874 (San Francisco : H.S. Crocker & Co., printers) (Calif. History Room, Sacramento, CA State Library book F865.F512, microfiche W36\WA13037, 4/1/2010)
      Pg.168: ROBERT DUNCAN Was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1809, where he learned the carpenter's trade, and worked at it until he was thirty-three years old, when he emigrated to New Zealand and remained until 1846, then came to California, with his wife and four children. Here, until the discovery of gold, he followed his trade. Then, with his little son, went to the mines, where, in less than a year, he obtained enough to satisfy him; when he returned to San Francisco, and devoted himself to the improvement of his property, and the care of his family for several years, after which, tiring of city life, he removed to Santa Clara County, and settled on a farm, where he continued to devote himself to agricultural pursuits and the education of his family, until 1857, when he quietly and peacefully passed away on his last voyage to the land where condition is not improved by change of place or diversity of pursuit.

"History of Santa Clara County, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present" by Eugene T. Sawyer; pub. Los Angeles, Calif.: Historic Record Co., 1922, 1776 pgs. (LH13761, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 979.473 H2s pt.1 & 2 and film 908,014 items 1-2; CA State Library book qc979.473 H67a)
      Pg.1333: JOHN F. DUNCAN - A California financier, ... the far-sighted vice-president of the Garden City Bank & Trust Company of San Jose. He was born at Schoolcraft, Mich., that interesting little town named after the explorer of the Mississippi River's sources, on December 20, 1855, the son of Delamore and Mary H. (Field) Duncan, both of whom, as substantial Michigan folk, lived and died there. John F. Duncan attended the elementary and then the high school of his town, and afterward enjoyed the stimulating courses of a first-class business college, ... In April, 1892, he came to California and located at Campbell, where he helped to organize the Campbell Fruit Growers' Union. ... He remained there four years. Then, in 1896, he organized the Bank of Campbell, and became its cashier; and when, in 1918, ... the bank was amalgamated with the Garden City Bank of San Jose, he continued ... On March 15, 1920, ... he became the vice-president of the Garden City Bank ... At Schoolcraft, on October 17, 1888, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Elizabeth Parker, an accomplished lady of Michigan; and their fortunate union has been blessed with the birth of five children. Mildred, the eldest, has become Mrs. J.E. Carter; then came Marion, Alice and Elizabeth; while the youngest in the family is John Parker. The family attend the Congregational Church. Mr. Duncan belongs to the Republican party ... (MAD: Kalamazoo Co. MI)

"A memorial and biographical history of the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura, California : illustrated : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific Coast from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospective future, with profuse illustrations of its beautiful scenery, full-page steel portraits of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of to-day" by Yda Addis Storke; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1891, 698 pgs. (LH11065, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 468,747 item 1 and 1,000,127 item 4)
      Pg.438-439: I.M. CLARK, rancher of Lompoc, was born in Monroe Co. MI in 1845. ... His father ... moved his family of eight children to California in 1856, and settled in Alameda County, where he died in 1876, at the age of 71 years. ... Mr. Clark came to Lompoc in 1885. He has been twice married; first in Watsonville, in 1868, but his first wife survived but a short time. He was married the second time at San Jose, in 1869, to Miss Juliet Duncan, a native of Missouri, who came to California in infancy. No children have been born to this union. (MAD: Lompoc, Santa Barbara Co. CA; San Jose, Santa Clara Co. CA)

1913 "Who's who on the Pacific coast : a biographical compilation of notable living contemporaries west of the Rocky Mountains" ed. by Franklin Harper, pub. 1913 Los Angeles, Harper Pub. Co. (FHL film 1,697,720 item 7; SLC 6/10/2008)
      Pg.172. DUNCAN, John Fellows, Banker; born, Schoolcraft, Mich.; son, Delamore and Mary (Field) D. Grad., Schoolcraft High School. Married, Elizabeth A. Parker, Oct. 17, 1888, at Schoolcraft, Mich. Cashier, the Bank of Campbell; Dir., J.C. Ainsley Packing Co., Campbell Realty Co. Member: Natl. Geographic Soc., Campbell Hall Assn., Masons. Address: Campbell, Cal. (MAD: Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo Co. MI; Campbell, Santa Clara Co. CA)


Russell Co. AL Inventories, Appraisements & Sales; Vol.F, 1850-1858 (FHL film 1,845,961 item 2)
      Pg.64: Heirs of James Duncan decd: Sarah Duncan widow feme sole of full age; Elizabeth Tucker feme sole of full age; Jesse W. Duncan of full age; Rebecca Webster feme covert of full age and wife of William Webster; James A. Duncan of full age; Mary Ann Rhodes a feme covert of full age and wife of Charles T. Rhodes; Jeremiah A. Duncan of full age; Jno. L/S. Duncan a minor; all of whom reside in Russell Co. AL; and Mariah Hardy feme covert of full age and wife of Wm. P. Hardy, resides in Jasper Co. GA; and Elmina Swan feme covert of full age and wife of Lee Swan, resides in Dallas Co. AL; and Phebe Barnett feme covert of full age and wife of Jno. L. Barnett, resides in Butts Co. GA; and Thomas M. Duncan of full age; and Robert T. Duncan of full age, who resides in California. /s/ Bryant Duncan, Admin. of James Duncan decd, 25 Feb. 1852. (MAD: Robert T. Duncan in 1860 El Dorado Co. CA as R.F. Duncan, 1880 Santa Clara Co. CA, never married)


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