Duncans in Essex Co. NJ


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

Last revised July 30, 2010

Formed 1683 from Prov. East Jersey
Passaic formed 1837 from Bergen, Essex
Union formed 1857 from Essex


1830 Essex Co. NJ Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Essex Co. NJ Census
Pg.228  Peter Dunin (not Duncan)  2000,1     - 0000,1
          (indexed Peter Dunca and Peter Duncan?)
Newark City (indexed pg.254)
Pg.255  A.L. DUKIN                2200,001   - 1101
Pg.421  Rob. Dunkin               0000,11    - 2001,11
          (also indexed as Robert Dunken?)
        Sebastian Dunkin          1100,01    - 0000,2
        John Dunkin               1000,2     - 0000,1
   422  William Duncan            1010,01    - 0000,11
Pg.432  Sarah Dunkyn              0          - 1000,1

1850 Essex Co. NJ Census
Pg.24, #325-354, William DAY 39 ENG rope maker
                  Sarah 40 NJ
                  Mary E. 11, James 9, Oscar 4 NJ
                  Lewis MILLER 23 NJ rope maker
                  Martha 24 NJ
                  James DUNCAN 59 ENG rope maker
                  Catharine MILLER 16 NJ
Pg.137, #335-395, William DUNCAN 44 SCT mfg. of woolens, $20,000
                  Catharine 44 NJ
                  Livingston W. (m) 22, Henry B. 10 NJ
                  Margaret MOON 16 IRE
Pg.138, #355-418, Jane DUNCAN 35 SCT
                  Mary A. 22 MA
                  Maurine? ASTON (f) 22 ENG
Pg.141, #395-462, Lawrance DUNCAN 50 SCT engraver $4000
                  Ann 50 ENG
                  John 18, Isbelle 16 ENG
                  William 13 NJ
                  Lawrance 10, Alice A. (f) 9 MA
                  Sebastian 6, Robert 6 RI
                  Livingston (m) 3 NJ
                  (MAD: 1860 Contra Costa Co. CA census)
Pg.142, #424-492, Sebastian DUNCAN 41 SCT manufacturer of ?? $6100
                  Harriet 33 NJ
                  Henry 17, Sebastian 10 NJ
                  Susan 8, Harriet 6 NJ
                  Helen 4, Isabella 3 NJ
                  Catharine HANLY 18 IRE
Pg.147, #489-557, Robert DUNCAN 41 SCT wool manufacturer $16000
                  Hester 40 SCT
                  Rachel E. 14, Isabella 12 SCT
                  Mary 10, Robert H. 7 SCT
                  & 2 others
Pg.152, #557-668, John DUNCAN 37 SCT manufacturer of shawls $12000
                  Marie 42 NJ
                  Heny N. (f) 12, David L. 7 NJ
                  John W. 6, Catharine 3 NJ
                  William DOUGLAS 16 IRE
                  Danl. COLEMAN 28 IRE
Union Twp.
Pg.299, #192-194, Widow Sarah HEADLEY 55 NJ farmer $800
                  James DONKIN 30 ENG none
                  Paulina M. 22 NJ
                  Robert P. 10/12 NJ
                  Amanda SHIPMAN 11 NJ
                  Louis REEVE (f) 84 NJ
Newark North Ward
Pg.16, #130-227, Henry C. MESTOR 56 NJ
                  Eliza 42 NJ
                  Henry 18 NY
                  Mortimer 14 NJ
                  Ann 17 NY
                  Mary 12, William 4 NJ
                  Charlotte 2 NJ
                  Mary J. DUNCAN 14 NY
                  Ann CRAWFORD 45 IRE
Newark East Ward
Pg.119, #52-85, William DUNKIN 40 IRE comb maker $600
                  Fanny 33 IRE
                  Andrew W. 10/12 NJ
Newark West Ward
Pg.308, #17-23, James DUNCAN 29 SCT currier w/others

1860 Essex Co. NJ Census
Newark Ward 3
Pg.302, #689-856, C.T. DUNCOMB (m) 44 CT marble cutter $0-$200
                  Hellen (f) 25 IRE
                  Charles 19 NJ clerk
                  Alexander 3, John 2/12 NJ
                  Mary SMITH 21 IRE
Newark Ward 4
Pg.446, #474-651, Sebastian DUNCAN (m) 50 SCT clothier $0-$2000
                  Harriet 40 NJ
                  Sebastian (m) 20 NJ college student
                  Harriet 17, Hellen 15 NJ
                  Isabella 13, Gustavus (m) 8 NJ
                  Wm. 6, Louis (m) 4 NJ
                  Susan 19 NJ
                  (MAD: Sebastian Duncan in 1870 Phelps Co. MO census; Gustave A. in 1870 Webster Co. MO census)
Pg.485, #679-916, Hotel Park House, including
                  Agnes DUNCAN 35 IRE cook
                  Catherine (f) 18 IRE waiter
Pg.518, #839-1159, Boarding house, including
                  Henry N. DUNCAN 35 NJ cloth manf. $0-$500
Newark Ward 5
Pg.579, #1466-1964, Robert DUNCIN 51 SCT woolen manufacturer $7000-$1000
                  Lucy 34 MA
                  Rachael 22, Isabella 20 NJ
                  Mary 18, Robert 16 NJ
                  Charles 5, Lucy 2 NJ
                  (MAD: ?? R.H. 27 NJ in 1870 Multnomah Co. OR census)
Newark City Ward 6
Pg.213, #1050-1902, William NOREY 42 SCT stonecutter $2500-$320
                  Jane 24 NY
                  David A. 4, William A. 2 NJ
                  Margaret DUNKAN 70 SCT (blank) $0-$700
Newark City Ward 7
Pg.380, #1432-2069, John DUNKEN 29 ENG boatmaker $0-$0
                  Eliza 23 IRE
                  George 4, Kate 1 NJ
Newark City Ward 8
Pg.516, #2316-3567, James DUNKEN 60 SCT (blank) $3000-$100
                  Mary 50 NJ
                  Josephine 18 IL ("Ill.")
Newark City Ward 8, R.C. Orphan Asylum
Pg.584/524, #2695-4088, Thos. DUCAN 5 IL ("Illinois")
                  (and many other orphans, most born New York, New Jersey, etc.)
Newark City Ward 12
Pg.811, #418-508, James M. GRIFFEN 50 "---" (blank) $0-$0
                  Eliza 28 "---"
                  Eliza HART 22 "---" servant
                  William H. DUNCAN 32 "---" carpenter
                  Ann 26 "---"
                  Henretta 1 NJ
                  (MAD: 5 households with a dash for place of birth)
                  (MAD: 1870 Venango Co. PA census)
Pg.184, #12-12, Wm. DUNCAN 42 NJ BLACK farm laborer $0-$0
                  Nancy 39 NJ BLACK
                  Alexander 12 NJ BLACK
Pg.187, #294-291, William DUNCAN 55 SCT wool manufacturer $12,500-$4,000
                  Catherine 55 NJ
                  Henry B. 20 NJ color maker
                  Jane 56 SCT
Pg.187, #295-292, Livingston DUNCAN 31 NJ woolen printer $6000-$1000
                  Julia M. 21 NJ
                  Annie YOUNG 16 NJ
                  Jane CALQUEHOUSE 89 ST
                  Matthew W. 18 SCT works in mill $0-$250
                  James 15 SCT works in mill
                  Robert 11, Allen 9, Joseph 5 SCT
Pg.290, #337-342, John DUNCAN 46 SCT wool manufacturer $26,000-$2,100
                  Maria 50 NJ
                  David D. 17 NJ at college
                  Catherine 13 NJ
                  John W. 15, Anna M. 9 NJ
                  Bridget KIEF 18 IRE
Pg.295, #400-410, Henry DUNCAN 30 ENG engraver $38,000-$2,000
                  Jane L. 25 NJ
                  Laurence P. 6, John D.W. 4 NJ
                  Sarah C. 2 NJ
                  Catherine BYRNE 24 IRE servant

1870 Essex Co. NJ Census
Pg.11, #144-158, DUNCAN, Henry 40 ENG farmer $80,000-$40,000, parents of foreign birth
                  Jane S. 37 NJ keeping house
                  Launer? P. (m) 17 NJ at home, father of foreign birth
                  John D.W. 15 NJ at home, father of foreign birth
                  Henry 7, William 3 NJ, father of foreign birth
                  VanWELTDE?, Sarah 63 NJ at home $10,000-$0
                  VanRIPER, Eliza A. 52 NJ at home $10,000-$0
                  DUNCAN, Wm. H. 32 NJ no occupation
                  Maggie 30 NJ at home
                  JAMES, Ann 10 NJ BLACK domestic
                  HALEY, Patrick 28 IRE coachman, parents of foreign birth
                  QUICK, Abram M. 29 NJ clergyman $0-$5,000
Pg.13, #159-181, DUNCAN, Livingston W. (m) 41 NJ printer wool good, $5000-$1500, father of foreign birth
                  Julia M. 30 NJ keeping house
                  YOUNG, Isabella 24 NJ at home
                  DUNCAN, Livingston (m) 3 NJ at home
Pg.13, #160-182, (DUNCAN), William 66 SCT manfct. woolens $50,000-$1,500, parents of foreign birth
                  Catharine 66 NJ keeping house
Pg.13, #161-183, (DUNCAN), Henry B. 31 NJ printer wool goods, $30,000-$1,000, father of foreign birth
                  Ann M. 22 NJ keeping house
Pg.21, #263-314, DUNCAN, Jane 68 SCT (blank), parents of foreign birth
                  ENNIS, Sally 40 NJ
                  MILLER, Elizabeth 35 NJ
                  James 2 NJ
                  Mary 22 NJ
                  DOWNEY, Margt. 22 NJ, parents of foreign birth, idiotic
                  STINIS, Rachel 82 NY
                  CAMPBELL, Bridget 45 IRE, parents of foreign birth, insane
                  DONCHIN, Jane 36 IRE, parents of foreign birth, idiotic
                  & more
East Orange Twp.
Pg.200, #412-414, HART, Haster (f) 39 NY (blank) $0-$100
                  Kate 16 NY keeps house
                  Walter 12 NJ at school
                  Josephine 10 NJ at school
                  DUNCAN, John G. 43 NY machinist
                  Agnes 38 NJ
                  Ida 20, Howard (m) 11 NJ
                  John 9, Harry 7 NJ
                  Agnes 5, Herbert 3 NJ
                  WALSH, Minnie 23 IRE domestic, parents of foreign birth
                  Bridget 16 NY domestic, parents of foreign birth
Milburn, Irvington P.O.
Pg.253, #168-198, SMITH, Wm. C. 71 NJ farmer $3000-$1000
                  Maria 64 NJ house keeping
                  DUNCAN, Fanny M. (f) 37 NJ
Pg.254, #168-199, DUNCAN, John S. 37 NJ hatter $0-$0
                  Frank E. 9 NJ
Montclair Twp.
Pg.285, #312-329, DUNCAN, Joshua 42 NY dry goods mercht. $0-$2000
                  Frances (f) 39 NY keeping house
                  Joseph G/C?. 12 NY at school
                  Maria D. 6 IA at school "Iowa"
                  Arthur 1 IA
                  PARKS, Sarah 30 IRE servant, parents of foreign birth
                  (MAD: 1860 Washington Co. NY census)
Woodside Twp.
Pg.493, #144-148, ROBERTS, Thomas Y?. 36 ENG architect $20,000-$5,000, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 31 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  John W. 9 NJ at home, parents of foreign birth
                  TAYLOR, Elizabeth 8 NJ at home, parents of foreign birth
                  HOLDEN, Sarah 19 ENG domestic, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Tazwell (m) 21 VA BLACK coachman
Newark, Ward 1
Pg.68, #675-968, SHEFFER, Mary 61 NJ keepg. house $0-$0
                  Joseph 31 NJ Eryinedroise?
                  James B. 21 NJ clk in market
                  EDE, Eliza 56 NJ keepg. house
                  SMITH, Urana (f) 15 NJ at school
                  BALLARD, David 33 IRE grocer, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Jas. 32 IRE tanner?, parents of foreign birth
                  & others
Pg.72, #711-1121, CANNING, Nancy 52 NY keeps house $0-$0
                  Samuel 30 NY druggist (R) $0-$3000
                  Eliza 30 NY keeps house
                  William 7, Katey (f) 4 NJ
                  DUNCAN, Mary 40 SCT domestic servt, parents of foreign birth
Newark, Ward 2
Pg.128, #66-75, FROST, Francis L. (m) 45 MA keeping boarders $0-$5000
                  Agnes 30 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  George 3/12 NJ at home, b.Mar., mother of foreign birth
                  FOSTER, George 45 NJ works in hat shop $0-$200
                  DREW, Charles 43 IRE harness maker $0-$200, parents of foreign birth
                  PELISSE, Augustus 40 NY works in hat shop $1500-$500, parents of foreign birth
                  PRENDEVILLE, Thomas 21 NY bar keeper $0-$200
                  DUNCAN, Catherine 25 NY thread spinner
                  SMITH, Eliza 24 NJ thread spinner
Newark, Ward 4
Pg.333, #232-353, DUNCAN, John 56 SCT Retl. mcht. $100,000-$3,000, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary A. 60 NJ keeps house
                  DUNCAN, J. (m) 23 NJ store clerk (not father of foreign birth)
                  Cath. (f) 22 NJ home
                  Ann 19 NJ home
                  DOYLE, Bridget 28 IRE dom. servt., parents of foreign birth
Newark, Ward 5
Pg.392, #89-110, DUNCAN, R. (m) 61 SCT woolen manufc. $0-$0
                  Lucy 44 CT house keeper
                  Rachel 21 NJ, at home parents of foreign birth
                  Charles 15 NJ, father of foreign birth
                  Lucy G. 12 NJ, father of foreign birth
                  Ed. L. (m) 7 NJ, father of foreign birth
                  ROOLEFS?, Mabel (f) 58? SCT, parents of foreign birth
Pg.493, #1227-1884, SHURTZ, Isaac A. 49 NJ hotel keeper 0-$2000
                  & family & others, including
                  DANKON, Orison (m) 45 NJ tailor
Newark, Ward 9
Pg.303, #873-996, DUNCAN, Mary 60 NJ piano agt $5000-$150
                  ROBBNIS?, Mary (f) 30 NJ keeping house
Newark, Ward 10
Pg.414, #1265-1853, DUNCAN, William 64 IRE Ret. grocer $5000-$4000, parents of foreign birth
                  Fanny 54 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Andrew 19 NJ grocers clerk, parents of foreign birth
Pg.416, #1288-1886, COLIER, Isaac 62 NJ carpenter $1200-$250
                  Eliza 61 NJ keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Charles 7 NJ at school


Go to the Essex Co. NJ Court Records


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, Sebastian, widow Duncan, Annie C.; E 13 NJ Inf.; 1905 July 15, Invalid Appl. #1338112, Cert. #1112438, NY; 1915 Oct. 5, Widow Appl. #1053840, Cert. #800096?, NY. (MAD: 1850-1860 Essex Co. NJ; 1880 pg.165A, 1st Ward, Brooklyn, Kings Co. NY)
      Duncan, William H., widow Duncan, Lettia M., minor Laird, J.N., Gdn.; Corp. A 28 NJ Inf.; 1864 Oct. 26, Widow Appl. #70063, Cert. #51997; 1870 Sept. 9, Minor Appl. #189964, Cert. #144961. (MAD: ? 1850 Monmouth Co. NJ, 1860 Essex Co. NJ)

HISTORIES before 1923

1910 "Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey : a book [record] of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation" by Francis Bazley Lee; pub. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co. (LH 1272, HeritageQuest images 4/2007 & 7/2007; FHL film 514,673-514,674 and 16,534-16,535, entitled "a record of the achievements")
      Pg.359: (VIII) Ida A., fifth child and second daughter of Charles Peter and Phebe C. (Munn) Sandford, was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and was married in that town, March 22, 1883, to David Duncan Murphey. Mr. Murphey is grandson of John, and son of James Murphey and Elizabeth, daughter of James and Ellen Duncan, of Perth, Scotland. James Murphey was a contractor and builder and interior decorator in New York. By his wife, Elizabeth Duncan, he had children: 1. Catharine A. Murphey married James Howard. 2. John Murphey, married Elizabeth Ralston, one child: Henry Duncan Murphey, married May Peterson. ... 9. David Duncan Murphey, born in New York City, Sept. 18, 1857, .... (MAD: Montclair, Essex Co. NJ)

1884 "History of Essex and Hudson counties, New Jersey" by William H. Shaw; pub. Philadelphia : Everts & Peck (LH 1537; HeritageQuest image 10/2007; FHL book 974.9 H2sw & v.2 and film 1,000,209 items 3-4)
      Pg.686-687: Franklin Township. MANUFACTURERS. Next in importance to the stone industry is that of the woolen manufacture, which a few years ago was much more extensively engaged in than at present.
      THE ESSEX WORKS, of which L.W. and Henry B. Duncan are the proprietors, were started in 1852 by William Duncan and his son, L.W. Duncan. A part of the extensive brick buildings occupied by the firm were erected in that year, and the remainder in 1864 ... The chief products of the works are fancy flannel goods and woolen blankets.
      HENRY B. DUNCAN.-- Henry Duncan, the grandfather of the subject of this biography, was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and in the year 1835 emigrated to the United States. He was united in marriage to Mary Livingston, whose children were Lawrence, Isabella, Sebastian, William, Robert, John, Jane, Elizabeth, Magdalene and one who died in childhood. William, of this number, was born Jan. 25, 1804, in Dunfermline, and when a lad of ten years removed to Ramsbottom, England. In 1826 he emigrated to America, and settling at Belleville, engaged in the trade of block-printing at the Belleville Print-Works, which trade he had previously acquired at the Grant Print-Works, in England. At a later date he removed to Fall River, Mass., and from there to Staten Island, where he accepted an engagement as foreman of the Staten Island Print-Works.
      William Duncan married Catherine, daughter of William and Mary Benson, of Belleville, and had two sons,-- Livingston W., born Aug. 4, 1828, in Bloomfield, N.J., and Henry B., whose birth occurred Jan. 15, 1840. Mr. Duncan, in 1835, in connection with his brothers and a partner, erected print-works at Franklin, N.J., and two years later started a woolen mill at the same point. In 1855 he built the mill which is at present operated by his sons in Franklin. His death occurred Jan. 22, 1877. His wife survives and resides at Franklin. Henry B. Duncan received a substantial education in Franklin, and at the Seymour Classical Institute, in Bloomfield. He subsequently entered his father's mill, and on becoming familiar with the various departments of the business, was admitted, at the age of 22, to a partnership. In connection with his brother, he is now proprietor of the business. He was, in September, 1864, married to Annie M., daughter of Silas Young, of Sussex County, N.J., and has two children, a daughter,-- Millie Livingston, and a son, William Livingston. Mr. Duncan has been as a Democrat interested in local political measures, and for ten years acted as treasurer of the township of Franklin. His interest in the cause of education has prompted him to serve for fifteen years as trustee of the schools of the township. He is a member of the Reformed (Dutch) Church of Franklin, and superintendent of the Sunday-school of that church.
      THE UNDERHILL MANUFACTURING COMPANY'S WORKS are situated on Third River, and were built in 1840, and known for many years as the Harrison Mills. They were originally built and operated by Sebastian, William and John Duncan. The old buildings were burned down, and rebuilt in 1878 by Mr. Charles F. Underhill, who is now the manager of the concern. The goods produced here are chiefly articles of gentlemen's underwear of cotton and wool.

"State of New Jersey, Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey. One Hundred and Twentieth Session. 1896" copyright 1896, by T.F. Fitzgerald. Pub. Trenton, N.J.: T.F. Fitzgerald, Legislative Reporter, Compiler and Publisher; By Thomas F. Fitzgerald, Josephine A. Fitzgerald, New Jersey Legislature (Google Books 8/25/2009)
      Pg.232: Biographies. CHARLES B. DUNCAN (Rep., Newark.) Mr. Duncan was born at Franklin, Essex county, N.J., November 17th, 1854, and is engaged in the business of stationer, newsdealer, real estate and insurance. He removed to Newark in 1859, and has been a resident of the "Iron Bound District" ever since. He was engaged as a clerk in the grocery business with ex-Assemblyman James Marlatt from 1870 to 1880, when he purchased the Tenth Ward Book and News Store. His father was a native of Scotland, and at one time a large and successful woolen manufacturer at Franklin, N.J. His mother was a daughter of Prof. Elijah Garfield, of Middletown, Conn. Mr. Duncan received his education in the Newark public schools. Since 1884 he has been interested in building and loan associations, being Secretary of two and a member of the State Building and Loan League. This is his third term. He was re-elected by a plurality of 5,976. Last year he was Chairman of the Committee on Stationery and a member of the Committee on Corporations.

1897 "Essex County, N.J., illustrated : a souvenir in which is presented a brief sketch of the early settlement of Essex County ..." by M.H.C. Vail; pub. Newark, N.J.: L.J. Hardman (LH 1545, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL fiche 6,046,120)
      Pg.221: CHARLES B. DUNCAN. There are but few, if any, names better or more widely known to the people residing in what is commonly designated as the "Ironbound District," situated east of the Pennsylvania Railroad, than that of our fellow-townsman, now under consideration. ... (picture, office of Charles B. Duncan, corner Pacific and Elm Streets). ... Mr. Duncan is one of the oldest and most reliable real estate and insurance brokers in the city ... Mr. Duncan, while being a very busy man, has always found time to act the part of a good citizen, having represented the people of his district in the State Legislature for three successive terms, serving with ability on several important committees. (MAD: no dates, no family info)

1898 "Biography and genealogical history of the city of Newark and Essex County, New Jersey" by A C, Jane Franklin, Abraham Coles, Jonathan Ackerman Coles, et al; pub. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co. (LH 1541, HeritageQuest images 5/24/2007) (same text, by Charles W Eliot, J Ackerman Coles, William Libbey, A R Spofford, et al, 1232 pages; LH1266, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 974.9 D3ba v.1-2 and film 982,207 items 1-2 and 1,000,210 items 1-2 and fiche 6,046,116)
      "This work was compiled by Fredrick W. Ricord and completed after his death by his daughter, Sophie B. Ricord."
      Pg.450-451: PAUL BUCHANAN, born in the town of Lachute, in the province of Quebec, county of Argentile, in Canada East, January 24, 1825, son of Thomas and Florinda (Hutchins) Buchanan. (MAD: more on Buchanan family) .... in 1850 he came to Newark, where he found employment ... has been twice married. His present wife was formerly Miss Jessie Duncan, and their marriage was solemnized May 14, 1889. She is a daughter of Alexander and Janet (McGahie) Duncan, both of whom were natives of Scotland. Coming to America they [MAD: Duncans] settled in Canada, where the father served in the Ninety-third Regiment of Highlanders during the rebellion in that country. Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan have one child, Jessie, born April 17, 1891. ...

1922 "History of the Oranges to 1921 : reviewing the rise, development and progress of an influential community" (Essex Co. NJ) by David Lawrence Pierson; pub. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co. (LH 1538, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,425,636 items 1-3 and fiche 6,046,113)
      Vol.IV, pg.215: IRA RELYEA DOWNER ... son of Edgar J. and Sarah Elizabeth (Williams) Downer, was born in Milton, New York, December 26, 1870, his father a Hudson river steamboat captain. ... Mr. Downer married Lillie Stalker, daughter of William and Jessie (Duncan) Stalker. Mr. and Mrs. Downer are the parents of four children: Chester S., Ira Norman, Ruth Lillian, Namoi. (MAD: more on children and ancestors, not copied.)
      Vol.IV, pg.346-347: ABRAM MARK RILEY was born in Newark, New Jersey, September 17, 1864, died in Orange, New Jersey, June 1, 1919, son of Mark and Sarah Elizabeth (Post) Riley; ... married in Orange, New Jersey, August 21, 1888, Jessie Duncan Stalker, daughter of William and Jessie (Duncan) Stalker. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Riley: Abrah Morton, Mark Raymond, Lowell Hobart, Thomas Clyde. (MAD: more on family and children, not copied)

1870 "Manual of the North Reformed Church, Newark, N.J." (Essex Co.) (anonymous); pub. N.J.: unknown (LH2541, HeritageQuest images 5/24/2007)
      Pg.8: Officers. Elders: John Duncan. Sunday School librarian, John Duncan.
      Pg.10. List of members in full communion: Duncan, John and Duncan, Maria D., (husband/wife), 31 Park Street.
      Duncan, Cath. P.; Duncan, John W.; Duncan Annie Maria, 31 Park Street

1912 "The courts and lawyers of New Jersey, 1661-1912" by Edward Q. Keasbey; pub. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co. (LH 1240, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 974.9 U2k v.1-3)
      Vol.3 pg.168: LEONARD A. DUNCAN: Leonard A. Duncan, actively engaged in the practice of law at Newark, was born in Illinois (MAD: no date), son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Anderson) Duncan. Leonard A. Duncan attended the New York University Law School, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1908. He was admitted as an attorney at the New Jersey bar in November, 1908, having served his clerkship in the office of Munn & Church, of Newark. (MAD: Newark, Essex Co. NJ; b.1884 IL per 1910 census index)


"New York Times," New York, New York, 29 Nov 1860 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      Obituary. DUNCAN.- In North Belleville, N.J., on Tuesday, Nov. 27 [1860], SARAH CORNELIA, only daughter of HENRY and JANES S. DUNCAN, aged 2 years and 7 months. The funeral will take place at the residence of her parents on Friday, 30th inst., at 1 o'clock. The friends of the family are invited to attend. (MAD: North Belleville, Essex Co. NJ)

"New York Times," New York, New York, 17 Sep 1864 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      Obituary. DUNCAN.- At Irvington, on Friday, Sept. 16 [1864], JOHN DUNCAN, of the firm JOHN DUNCAN & SONS, in the 76th year of his age. His friends, and those of the family, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Monday, the 19th inst. Carriages will meet the Hudson River Railroad train which leaves Chambers-st. at 2 o'clock P.M.; returning Irvington at 5:16 P.M. (MAD: Irvington, Essex Co. NJ)

"New York Times" New York, New York, 10 Dec 1890 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      DIED. DUNCAN.- Suddenly, at Franklin, N.J., LIVINGSTON W. DUNCAN, aged 62 years. Funeral services at his home, Franklin, on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 11 A.M. Coaches will be in waiting at Nutley station on the arrival of the 10 A.M. train from the foot of Chambers St. via Erie Railroad. (MAD: Franklin, Essex Co. NJ)


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