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Duncans in Monmouth Co. NJ


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

Last revised June 23, 2010

Formed 1683 from Prov. East Jersey
Ocean formed 1850 from Monmouth


1830 Monmouth Co. NJ Census, semi-alphabetic
Pg.278  George Duncan       0210,001     - 2010,01       Howell
        William Duncan?     0010,2000,01 - 0000,0000,01

1840 Monmouth Co. NJ Census, semi-alphabetic in township
Pg.180  Francis Duncan      2100,01      - 1000,0100,01  Howell
        Jane Duncan         0            - 0111,01
          (MAD: one George Dunkin mar. Jane Stillwell 10/1/1815)
   252  John T. Duncan      3100,1       - 0000,1        Freehold

1850 Monmouth Co. NJ Census
Pg.19, #256-277, James DUNCAN 23 IRE laborer $1000
Pg.110, #111, Francis DUNCAN 49 NJ laborer $150
                  Margaret 40 NJ
                  Joseph 16, Robert 14 NJ
                  Edward 12, Elmira 10 NJ
                  Thomas 7, Henry Clay 5 NJ
                  Ann 2, Alice 6/12 NJ
Pg.165, #129-142, George DUNCAN 60 NY laborer
                  Hannah 28 NY
                  Winfield 8, Rachael 8/12 NJ
                  Wm. Lacover DUNCAN 5 NY
                  (MAD: George Duncan b. 11/1792 NY d. 1/1855 mar. Hannah Amelia (Wale) Lacour, widow of William Lacour who d. bef. 11/1849; from info of Elizabeth Lee 2/1986) Pg.167, #159-174, Edward H?. CONOVER & family
                  Robert DUNCAN 14 NJ laborer
Pg.230, #578-702, Joseph M. DUNLOP & family & others
                  James DUNCAN 25 IRE shigle shaver
Pg.270, #217-233, John T. DUNCAN 37 NJ farmer $4000
                  Catharine V. 36 NJ
                  Andrew M. 15, William H. 14 NJ
                  Thomas 12, John R. 10 NJ
                  Mary H. 9, Ida (f) 6 NJ
                  Catharine A.E. 3, Isabella 1 NJ
                  (MAD: definitely Catharine A.E.) Middletown
Pg.307, #115-118, William DUNCAN 56 NJ laborer
                  Jane 41 ENG
                  George 21, Elizabeth 16 NJ
                  Rachel 8 NJ
Pg.307, #115-119, Elizabeth STEVENS 85 NJ

1860 Monmouth Co. NJ Census
Howell Twp.
Pg.45, #71-70, Francis DUNCAN (m) 60 NJ cooper $300-$350
                  Margaret 50 NJ
                  Joseph P. 26 NJ f.laborer
                  Elaner (f) 18 NJ
                  Robt. 23 NJ f.laborer
                  Edward H. 22 NJ carpenter
                  Elmira 19 NJ dress maker
                  Thomas 17 NJ f.laborer
                  Henry C. 15, Ann E. 12 NJ
                  Alche. C. (f) 9 NJ
Freehold Twp.
Pg.157, #348-350, Robert DUNCAN 26 NJ farm laborer $0-$0
                  Mary E. 23 NJ
                  Elizabeth 12 NJ in school
Pg.167, #412-414, Garret J. HUTSHORT? 70 NJ farmer $15,000-$2,000
                  Zilph (f) 70 NJ
                  Ellen COIL 19 NJ servant
                  Taylor DUNCAN? (DUILEAN?) 12 NJ
                  Alphus PHILIPS 19 NJ farmer
Pg.175, #471-474, Jesy STILWELL (m) 38 NJ carpenter $18l00-$3000
                  Mary J. 33 NJ
                  Phebe 11, Juliette 9 NJ
                  George A. 7 NJ
                  Edward DUNCAN 22 NJ carpenter
                  Charles HANKINS 21 NJ carpenter
                  Edward MORE 18 NJ carpenter
Pg.180, #509-512, John DUNCAN 28 ENG tailor $0-$0
                  Eliza 30? IRE (age written over)
                  Frank 8, Cate (f) 5, Julia 1 NY
Pg.533, #104-104, Jesse SCOLY? (m) 24 NJ teacher P.S. $1200-$500
                  Sarah A. 24 NJ
                  Rachel DUNCAN 10 NJ
                  Wm. PRICHETT? 21 NJ teacher P.S. $0-$0
Pg.551, #226-226, John DUNCAN 27 IRE laborer $0-$0
                  Bridget 29 IRE
                  Timothy 2 IRE
                  James 1 NJ
Pg.652, #631-631, George DUNCAN 30 NY painter $0-$100
                  Emma 24 NJ
                  Jane A. 4, Wm. 2, George 1 NJ
Pg.758-9, #611-621, Richard A. LEONARD 48 NJ farmer $26,000-$13,150
                  Sarah R. 37 "NC"
                  & children b. NJ
                  Mary A. DUNCAN 20 Armaugh (IRE?) servant
                  John KING 27 Tipperary (IRE?) F.laborer
Manalapan Twp.
Pg.852, #149-149, John DUNCAN 45 Mercer Co. NJ farmer $12,000-$2,500
                  Marey (f) 47 Monmouth Co. NJ
                  Thomas 22, Marey H. 19 Monmouth Co.
                  Ida (f) 17, Cathrine H. 14 Monmouth Co.
                  Isebeler (f) 12, Adeline 10 Monmouth Co.
                  Marcena (m) 5, Lydea (f) 2 Monmouth Co.
                  James SIMONS 15 Bux Co. PA ("pn") BLACK
Pg.852, #151-151, William DUNCAN 23 Monmouth Co. NJ farmer renter $0-$1500
                  Lutisha M. (f) 20 Monmouth Co. NJ
                  Hanah Matillda 11/12 Monmouth Co. NJ
                  Charlet A. HAGERMAN (f) 13 Monmouth Co. NJ
                  Edward HYDUN 15 Bux Philad. (PA) BLACK
                  (MAD: probably Bucks Co. PA)
Pg.881, #354-354, David STRATON 39 Potter? MA school teacher $800-$2000
                  (MAD: probably ?? Pottersville, Bristol Co. MA)
                  Mary A. 32 Potter? MA
                  Mary E. 9 Potter? MA
                  Myra M. (f) 7 Monmouth Co. NJ
                  Lydiea A. BURGAN (f) 15 Monmouth Co. NJ
                  Cathrine A. DUNCAN 14 Monmouth Co. NJ
                  John D. COOPER 13 Monmouth Co. NJ
                  John W. MORIS 13 Monmouth Co. NJ

1870 Monmouth Co. NJ Census
Freehold Twp.
Pg.58, #521-521, DUNCAN, Henry 24 NJ house painter $0-$200
                  Mary E. 20 NJ keeping house
                  Emma 3/12 NJ b.Mar.
Pg.58, #525-525, DUNCAN, Thos. W. 26 NJ house painter $1500-$500
                  Rachel 28 NJ keeping house
                  CLAYTON, Ezekiel 18 NJ house painter
                  KULSE, Matilda 19 NJ dress maker
Pg.68, #680-676, DUNCAN, Thomas 70 NJ gate keeper tolls $200-$100
                  Margaret 61 NJ keeping house
                  Ann E. 22 NJ at home
                  Alcha (f) 20 NJ at home
                  (MAD: "Thomas" as written, but should be Francis Duncan 70 NJ; 1880 Ocean Co. NJ census)
Pg.69, #690-686, DUNCAN, Robert 33 NJ laborer $600-$100
                  Mary E. 33 NJ keeping house
                  Adalade 10, John H. 2 NJ
Pg.72, #730-726, DUNCAN, Joseph 38 NJ farmer $0-$200
                  Mary E. 38 NJ keeping house
                  Margaret 11, Martha W. 9 NJ
                  Alvus H. (f) 4, Louisa 1 NJ
                  (MAD: 1880 Ocean Co. NJ census)
Manalapan Twp.
Pg.145-146, #141-137, MATCHEL, Cornelius 56 NJ miller $0-$0
                  Ann C. 55 NJ keeping house $0-$200
                  Charles G. 30 NJ carpenter
                  Ann M. 10 NJ
                  DUNCAN, Wm. H. 7 NJ
                  VOORHESS, Elizabeth 75 NJ (blank) $1500-$100
Pg.155, #281-275, DUNCAN, John S?. 68 NJ farmer $14,000-$2,000
                  Mary 67 NJ keeping house
                  Marcenau (m) 14 NJ at home
                  Lydia 12 NJ
Pg.231, #533-538, THERLOCK?, James 28 IRE laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 29 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  John 2 NJ, parents of foreign birth
                  TRIMBLE, Anna 11 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary E. 6 IL, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, John 19 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
Ocean Twp.
Pg.330, #140-140, DUNCAN, John 27 SCT farmer $3000-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary E. 20 NJ keeps house, parents of foreign birth
                  Roselan (f) 9/12 NJ, b.Sept., father of foreign birth
                  McNAB, Frederic 12 NY, father of foreign birth
Shrewsbury Twp.
Pg.458, #205-188, DUNCAN, George 42 NY house painter $0-$0, mother of foreign birth
                  Emma 32 NJ keeping house
                  George S. 11, Charles 7 NJ goes to school
                  John 5, Henry 1 NJ
Pg.469-470, #394-372, DUNCAN, Jane 61 ENG keeping house $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Rachel 26 NY (blank), mother of foreign birth
                  WHITE, Almira 27 Dist. Columbia, mother of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Ambrose (m) 19 NY (blank), father of foreign birth
Upper Freehold Twp.
Pg.536, #300-293, DENCAN, Edward 30 IRE laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 30 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth


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, Joseph P.; D 14 NJ Inf.; 1880 March 22, Invalid Appl. #353422, Cert. #749002, NJ. (MAD: ?? 1860-1870 Monmouth Co. NJ, 1880 Ocean Co. NJ)
      Duncan, Robert E., widow Duncan, Mary E.; Corpl. D 14 NJ Inf.; 1879 Nov. 24, Invalid Appl. #331883, Cert. #253471; 1904 Sept. 26, Widow Appl. #814125, Cert. #587878, NJ. (MAD: 1860-1900 Monmouth Co. NJ)
      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)

"Records of officers and men of New Jersey in wars, 1791-1815" by George Washington; Edm. Randolph, Anth. White; pub. Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey Legislature?, 1909, 403 pgs. (HeritageQuest book LH1254; 4/16/2010)
   War With Great Britain, 1812-1815
      Pg.97: Captain Robert Conover's Company of Infantry. Third Regiment New Jersey Detailed Militia. Monmouth County. 16. Duncan, George, Private, enrolled Sept. 20, '14, for the war, discharg'd. Dec. 9, '14.

HISTORIES before 1923

"Farm and business directory of Monmouth County, New Jersey : with a complete roadmap of the county." (anonymous); pub. Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson Co., 1914, 195 pgs. (LH 1793, HeritageQuest images 5/2007 & 7/2007; FHL fiche 6,046,368)
      Pg.112: Shrewsbury Township. DUCAN, JAMES (Mary) 1 ch farming T 70a R1 Eatontown H10. (MAD: name as spelled)
            DUNCAN, JOHN (widower) farmer O 70a R1 Eatontown H10.


"Detroit (MI) Society for Genealogical Research Magazine" Vol.36#4 Summer 1973 (FHL book 977.4 C4de)
      Pg.198 and following includes the Bible record of Elison E. Duncan, b. 11/12/1817, and information on his family and descendants who lived in Wayne Co. MI, as well as brief information about William Duncan, b. 1782, married in Highstown, "Monmouth Co." (perhaps Hightstown, present Mercer Co.) NJ to Elizabeth Chamberlain. The Bible was owned by Mrs. Elizabeth D. Lee in 1973. MAD: see also Wayne Co. NY.


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