Duncans in Livingston Co. MI


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

Last revised November 18, 2012

Formed 1833 from Shiawassee, Washtenaw


1840 Livingston Co. MI Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Livingston Co. MI Census
Pg.670, #133, James HENRY 73 IRE farmer $1000
                  Ann 73 IRE
                  Eliza 13 NY
                  Richard DUNCAN 30 IRE carpenter
Pg.741, #681, Chas. DUNCAN 44 NY farmer $3000
                  Sarah 40 VA
                  David 17, Wm. 15, Virginia 14 MD
                  Jane 11, Sarah 8 OH
                  Hannah 5, Phebe 1 MI
                  Thos. DUNN 23 SCT laborer
                  (MAD: 1840 Delaware Co. OH census; Charles Dunkin, b. 11/23/1805 Schoharie Co. NY, m. 6/30/1831 MD to Sarah Hospital; more on the family and their children given on pgs.1 and later in "Bismarck-Mandan (ND) Hist. & Genealogical Society" Vol.2#1 March 1973; FHL book 978.477 B2b)

1860 Livingston Co. MI Census
Pg.21, #137-141, David A. DUNCAN 27 MD farmer $2000-$800
                  Julia 25 NY
                  Virginia (f) 3, Charles A. 1 MI
Pg.22, #143-147, Charles DUNCAN 55 NY farmer $5000-$1340
                  Sarah 52 VA
                  Jane 21 OH
                  Titus (m) 25 MD medical student
                  Sarah 17 OH
                  Hannah 13, Phoebe 10 MI
                  Marvin COE (m) 12 MI
Green Oak
Pg.94, #612-693, George L. WHEELER 30 NY farmer $2000-$450
                  Maria P. 30 MI
                  Charles T. 11/12 MI
                  Ancus DUNCAN (m) 16 MI f.laborer (MAD: name as written)

1870 Livingston Co. MI Census
Pg.38, #41-42, DUNCAN, John 45 SCT farmer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 46 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  James 17 CAN West farm laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  John 15 CAN West at school, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 19 CAN West at home, parents of foreign birth
                  George 12 CAN West at school, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 9 CAN West at school, parents of foreign birth
                  David 7 CAN West, parents of foreign birth
Green Oak
Pg.78, #15-15, COLLIER, Warron (m) 54 NY farmer $10,000-$3,000
                  Betsey 53 NY keeping house
                  Martin H. 26 NY farm laborer
                  Warron Jr. (m) 25 PA farm laborer
                  Perion W. (m) 20 PA at home
                  DUNCAN, Jane 22 MI domestic servant
Pg.108, #94-93, BENJAMIN, Albert 27 MI farmer $10,000-$1,300
                  Eugenia (f) 26 MI keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 18 CAN West domestic servant, father of foreign birth
                  HEAD, Wesley 19 MI farm laborer
Pg.124, #59-60, DUNCAN, John 50 NY farmer $3200-$800
                  Mary 39 NY keeping house
                  Wassor? (m) 20 MI works on farm
                  Estella (f) 16 MI at school
                  Harrison 14 MI at school
                  Eva 8, Mary E. 6, John 2 MI
Pg.230, #58-59, WAS, George 26 MI farmer $2500-$650, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 28 NJ keeping house
                  Clarany (f? written over m?) 7/12 b.Dec. MI
                  DUNCAN, Alonzo 17 MI works on farm
Pg.245, #27-27, OBERT, Oliv. H. (m) 33 NY general work on ?farm? $1500-$4000
                  Josephine (f) 29 NY keeping house
                  Charles J. 6/12 b.Nov. MI at home
                  WETRESS?, Geriavie? (f) 14 MI at home
                  DUNCAN, Mary 41 NY at home $0-$5000


Putnam Co. OH Deed v.5-6, 1840-1864 (dates mixed) (FHL Film 915,705; SLC 9/13/2012)
      6-119/120: 8 March 1844, Charles Dunkin and wife Sarah Dunkin of Livingston Co. MI for $275 paid, sell to Adam Turner of afsd, premises in Putnam Co. OH, being E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec.28 Twp.1S Range 7E, warrant title. /s/ Charles Dunkin, Sarah Dunkin. Wit. S? Hartsuff?, Philander Gregory. Charles Dunkin appeared 12 March "1842" and Sarah Dunkin who released her dower appeared 12 March 1844 before J?.D.Kaiking? J.P., Livingston Co. MI. Presented and recorded Dec. 17, 1844. (FHL film 915,705)


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, Titus, widow Duncan, Alberta; AA Surg. Med. Dept. USA, Surg. 9 & F 1 Mich. Inf.; 1885 Feb. 19, Invalid Appl. #532824, Cert. #50110; 1900 Oct. 15, Widow Appl. #728313, Cert. #826312, Mich. (MAD: William Titus Duncan, 1850 Livingston Co. MI census, 1860 Wayne Co. MI census)

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Livingston Co., Michigan : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers." by Franklin Ellis; pub. Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott, 1880, 534 pgs. (LH4968; HeritageQuest 2/2007 & 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,244 item 2 and fiche 6,072,192)
      Pg.311: Unadilla Township. 1844 residents ... Charles Dunkin
      Pg.312a&b: HON. SAMUEL G. IVES ... born Lansing, Tompkins Co. NY, Dec.21, 1812, ... August 30, 1835, Mr. Ives married Miss Maria Louisa, dau. of Hon. Josiah Hedden of Lansing, N.Y., ... [she] died Oct. 4, 1871. ... His present wife, Mrs. Mary A. Duncan, is an estimable lady ...
      Pg.329: Green Oak Township ... Alexander Duncan, January, 1834, 40 acres

"Portrait and biographical album of Washtenaw County, Michigan : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1891, 633 pgs. (LH5014; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL book 977.435 D3w and film 1,000,248 item 2)
      Pg.270-271: HON. SAMUEL G. IVES ... native of Lansing, Tompkins County, N.H., born December 21, 1812, son of Orrin and Mary (Gibbs) Ives, ... (MAD: more on Ives family) ... in 1835 to Livingston County, Michigan, ... married Louisa Hedden ... who died in 1871 .... Our subject was again married, his bride being Mrs. Mary E. Duncan, of Livingston County, this State, and a daughter of John and Margaret (Davenport) Watson, natives of New York (MAD: nothing on her former husband)
      Pg.532: JAMES McLAREN, section 34, Lima Township, son of Daniel McLaren who came to Michigan 1830, James McLaren born August 9, 1835, in Lima Township, married in 1855 to Virginia, daughter of Charles and Sarah (Hospital) Duncan. Mr. Duncan is a native of New York, being born in Schoharie County and Mrs. Duncan was born in Leesburg, Va. They were the parents of five daughters and two sons. They came to Michigan in 1840 and lived in Unadilla Township, Livingston Co. until the death of Mrs. Duncan, after which he removed East and made his home near Niagara Falls, for the remainder of his life. He was a second time married to Mary Watson who is now Mrs. Ives of Chelsea, Mich. He was a miller by trade and a contractor and farmer and was an excellent business man. He filled the office of Justice of the Peace when he was living in Unadilla Township and was an earnest advocate of the Republican Party. (MAD: children of James and Virginia McLaren given, not copied here)


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