Duncans in Gloucester Co. NJ


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

Last revised July 30, 2008

Formed 1686, original county
Atlantic formed 1837 from Gloucester
Camden formed 1844 from Gloucester


1830 Gloucester Co. NJ Census
Pg.69  Cupia -C- Duncan     Free colored            Gloucester
   77  Saml. Duncan         2010,1     - 0000,1     Deptford

1840 Gloucester Co. NJ Census
Pg.28  John Dunkin          2000,1     - 1001       Waterford
   77  Zacheus Duncan       0102,11    - 0000,11    Deptford
   92  Samuel Duncan        1120,001   - 2010,01    Greenwich

1850 Gloucester Co. NJ Census
Pg.65, #74-75, Eleneor JONES 57 PA BLACK & other black
                  Eleneor DUNCAN 1 NY BLACK
Pg.70, #155, Aden G. Mills Sen. (hotel)
                  Zackeus DUNCAN 42 VA waterman
Pg.118, #286-298, Samuel DUNCAN 50 NJ farmer $1800
                  Mary Ann 43 NJ
                  William 20, Edward 20 (twins) NJ
                  Isaac 16, John 14 NJ
                  Ann Elizabeth 11, Henrietta 11 (twins) NJ
                  Samuel Jr. 8 NJ
                  (MAD: Isaac in 1860 Camden Co. NJ census)

1860 Gloucester Co. NJ Census
Greenwich Twp.
Pg.139, #213-218, William DUNCAN 28 NJ farmer $0-$600
                  Mercy (f) 27 NJ
                  Margaret F. 7, William H. 2 NJ
                  John Scott (DUNCAN) 18 PA farmer $0-$0
Pg.147, #277-281, Samuel DUNCAN 60 NJ farmer $1800-$400
                  Mary 53 NJ
                  Samuel 18 NJ farmer
                  Ann 20 NJ
                  Henrietta 20 NJ
                  Harietta (f) 9 NJ
Pg.147-8, #278-282, Edward DUNCAN 27 NJ farmer $1600-$350
                  Catherine 26 PA
                  Charles 3 NJ
                  Chas. F. (m) 1 NJ
                  E. Bates (DUNCAN) 17 NJ laborer $0-$0
Franklin Twp.
Pg.266, #748-735, Jos. M. IRETLETT? 35 PA landlord $0-$800
                  & others including
                  Rebecca B. DUNCAN 24 NJ domestic $0-$0

1870 Gloucester Co. NJ Census
Greenwich Twp.
Pg.149, #228-230, DUNCAN, William 40 NJ farmer $0-$600
                  Mercy 39 NJ keeping house
                  Margaret 17, William H. 11, Emma 9 NJ
                  HINMAN, Samuel 15 VA works on farm
Pg.150, #240-242, DUNCAN, Samuel 70 NJ farmer $2700-$400
                  Mary A. 63 NJ keeping house
                  Isaac 35 NJ farm laborer
                  Anna E. 23 NJ
                  Mary E. 18 NJ
                  JORDEN, Francis (m) 13 NJ works on farm
                  DUNCAN, Benjamin 11 NJ
                  WILLIAMS, John Jr. 19 NJ works on farm
                  (MAD: Isaac in 1860 Camden Co. NJ census)
Pg.153, #288-290, DUNCAN, Edward 37 NJ farmer $3500-$475
                  Catharine 36 PA keeping house
                  Charles 13 NJ
                  George 11, Francis (m) 9 NJ
                  Thomas 8, Kate 6, Allen 4 NJ
                  Henry 1 NJ
Woolwich Twp.
Pg.259, #490-487, DUNCAN, Oliphant (m) 49 NJ farmer $4000-$800
                  Rebecca I. 39 NJ keeping house
                  Eugene F. (f) 20 NJ medical student
                  Florence H. (f) 7 NJ at home
                  Lillian V. (f) 4 NJ
Pg.267, #623-619, KINSLEY, Joseph 62 PA farmer $5000-$900
                  Mary 56 NJ keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Charles S. 35 PA farm laborer
                  Elizabeth A. 30 NJ
                  Joseph 11 PA attending school
                  Charles S. 7 PA attending school
                  George H. 4 NJ
                  ETTINGER, Anna S. 26 PA (blank)


Gloucester, NJ, Surrogate Court Petition (copy of document from Wayne R. Johnson 12/1993)
      Petition to Millard T. DuBois, Surrogate of Gloucester Co. NJ, in the Matter of the Administration of the Goods, Chattels and Credits of Geo. W. Duncan decd, PETITION. Petition of William H. Duncan, N.W. 6th & Clinton St., Camden, NJ; that Geo. W. Duncan of Westville, U.C?, died at Westville in Gloucester Co. NJ on Monday, 27 July 1896; that he left surviving the following heirs: Martha A. Duncan widow, residence Westville, NJ; Geo. W. Duncan Jr., son, res. Phila., PA; William H. Duncan, son, res. Camden; Lewis C. Duncan, son, res. Westville, NJ; Harry H. Duncan, son, res. Westville, NJ; Charles A. Duncan, son, res. Camden; Kaller S. Duncan, son, res. Westville; Frank Duncan, son, res. Do.; Florence Duncan, daughter, res. a Minor; property to value of $50; William H. Duncan applies for letters of administration, Oct. 20, 1896.


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, Edward A., widow Duncan, Alice B.; C 21 & Asst. Surg. 38 Iowa Inf., Cont. Surg. Med Dept. US Vols., Hosp. Std. 21 Iowa Inf.; 1885 Sept. 3, Invalid Appl. #548702, Cert. #408325; 1915 Feb. 19, Widow Appl. 1041930, Cert. #788341, D.C. (MAD: ? 1850 Hartford Co. CT or ??? Gloucester Co. NJ; 1860 Dubuque Co. IA; MAD: Edwin A. Duncan enlisted 20 August 1862, Fifer, age 32, Union; Resided in Dubuque; C Co. 21st Inf Reg. IA and S Co. 38th Inf Reg. IA; Transferred on 09 September 1862 from Company C to Company S)
      Duncan, Samuel, widow Duncan, Mary; F 52 PA Inf.; 1889 May 21, Invalid Appl. #706087, no cert., NJ; 1899 Oct. 28, Widow Appl. #707697, no cert., NJ. (MAD: ?? 1880 Gloucester Co. NJ)


"Gloucester County Democrat" of Woodbury, NJ (copy of page which includes lists of Marriages and deaths, marked "1896" from Wayne R. Johnson 9/1993)
      DIED ... DUNCAN - at Westville, on the 27th last, George W. Duncan, grandson of the late Gen. Wm. Duncan, in his 62nd year.


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