Duncans in Tolland Co. CT


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

Last revised August 25, 2007

Formed 1785 from Windham


1790-1840 Tolland Co. CT Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Tolland Co. CT Census
Pg.256, #144-150, Boarding school
                  Michael DUCAN 21 IRE lackney laborer
Pg.263, #10-14, Leander DUNCAN 30 MA tailor
                  Jane C. 23 CT
                  Charles J. 1, James H. 1/12 CT
Pg.269, #95-107, Samuel HOLT 60 CT farmer $1000
                  Clarissa 54 CT
                  Lucy A. 16 MA
                  Clarissa M. DUNCAN 5 CT
Pg.62, #399-441, Martha DUNKAM 48 CT
                  Sophronia 20, William 18 CT
                  Henry 16, Holowell 11 CT
                  Mary 9 CT
                  & others
Pg.68, #472-528, Richard C. DUNKUM 31 CT in hotel

1860 Tolland Co. CT Census
Stafford town
Pg.766, #300-338, Leander DUNCAN 40 MA sailor $0-$0
                  Jane E. 33 CT
                  Charles F. 11 CT, James H. 10 CT
                  Lillie G. (f) 8 CT, George A. 2 CT
Pg.789, #457-503, Charles N. DUNCAN 52 NY shoe maker $0-$0
                  Mary 52 MA
                  Louisa A. 18 MA busler?
                  Mary B. 16 MA, Angeline H. 12 MA
                  Eliza D. 6 MA
                  (MAD: ? see Charles W. on 1870 Hampden Co. MA census)
Pg.803, #556-617, Ambrose COLEMAN 33 CT farmer $0-$0
                  Ruth 34 VT
                  many others, including
                  Merriam DUNCAN (f) 24 MA weaver

1870 Tolland Co. CT Census
Pg.45, #277-320, DUNCAN, Ebenezer 75 CT farm laborer $0-$0 (alone)
Pg.56, #61-69, DOW, Feneham? M. 45 CT farmer $10,000-$3,000
                  Mary 68 CT
                  ANDREWS?, M.A. (f) 36 CT
                  Nettie M. 16 NY
                  Mary L. 14 NY
                  DUNCAN, James 20 CT farm laborer
Pg.158, #314-402, Boarding house, includes
                  DUNCAN, Angie (f) 22 CT woolen weaver
                  Mariam (f) 33 CT woolen weaver
                  Mary 24 CT woolen weaver
                  & others
Pg.174, #580-738, DUNCAN, James L. 66 Halifax [MAD: CANADA] farmer $800-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Marian? H. (f) 55 MA keeps house
                  Wilber F. 24 OH peddler, father of foreign birth
                  Francis E. (m) 14 MA, father of foreign birth
Pg.177, #633-775, DUNCAN, Leander 51 MA mithinist? $0-$0
                  Eliza J. 44 CT keeps house $700-$0
                  Sally G. 18, George E. 12 CT
                  Arthur? L. 9, Cland (m) 6, Willie 1 CT


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, Leander, widow Duncan, Jane E.; D 25 Conn. Inf.; 1890 July 15, Invalid Appl. #805317, Widow Appl. #585160, Conn.; 1901 July 27, Widow Appl. #745799, Cert. #541083, Conn. (MAD: 1850 Tolland Co. CT census)

"Record of service of Connecticut men in the army and navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion" by George S. Burnham; pub. Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1889, 1084 pgs. (LH11493; HeritageQuest 4/7/2007; FHL fiche 6,082,893)
      Pg.265: 6th Regiment Infantry, Company B. Duncan, Charles F., Private, Stafford, Mch.15,'64, June 22,'65, Trans. from Co.I, 16th C.V. June 22, '65. M.o. Aug.21, '65. (MAD: Stafford, Tolland Co. CT)
      Pg.797: 25th Regiment Infantry, Company D. Private, Duncan, Leander, Stafford, Aug.31,'62, Nov.11,'62, Cap'd Apr. 14, '63, Irish Bend, La. Par. July 2, '63. M.o. Aug. 26, '63. (MAD: Stafford, Tolland Co. CT)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Ye names & ages of all ye old folks in every hamlet, city and town in ye state of Connecticut now living : with ye sketches of twenty living centenarians" by Frederick H. Nash; pub. New Haven, Conn.: Printed by Price, Lee & Co., 1884, 55 pgs. (LH4165, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.49: Names of Ye Old Folks of Connecticut. ... Willington, Population 1,086. James Duncan, [age] 81. (MAD: Willington, Tolland Co. CT)

"History of Providence County, Rhode Island" by David Jefferies; ed. by Richard M. Bayles; pub. New York: W.W. Preston & Co., 1891, 1620 pgs. (LH10693, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.51 H2b and film 1,697,535 items 1-2)
      Vol.1, pg.423-424: ... Ray Hall (part of hospital) was completed in 1875, being the joint gift of Alexander Duncan and Robert H. Ives, and was named in honor of Doctor Isaac Ray, ... About 1876 late additions were made to the north wing, ... the greater part of this expense was met by the generous gift made by Alexander Duncan, Esq., as a memorial to his son, who had recently died. In recognition of this generous gift, the name David Duncan Ward was given to the new building.
      Vol.2, pg.400-401: Benoni Hawkins, son of Elisha and Rhody C. (Comstock) Hawkins, was born in 1844 in Coventry, R.I., ... came to Woonsocket in 1870, ... He married for his first wife Lillie G., daughter of Leander Duncan, of Stafford, Conn. In 1884 he married his present wife, Elizabeth A., daughter of Thomas Mills, of Scotland. (MAD: Stafford, Tolland Co. CT)


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