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Duncans in Clinton Co. NY


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

Last revised August 24, 2007

Formed 1788 from Washington
Essex formed 1799 from Clinton
St. Lawrence formed 1802 from Clinton, Herkimer, Montgomery
Franklin formed 1808 from Clinton


1790-1800 Clinton Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1810 Clinton Co. NY Census
Pg. 35  (blank) Duncan      00010        - 10100

1820 Clinton Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1830 Clinton Co. NY Census
Pg.297  James Dunkin        1000,0001    - 0100,001
Pg.360  John T. Duncan      1101,11      - 0010,1

1840 Clinton Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1850 Clinton Co. NY Census
Black Brook
Pg.51, John DURGIN (not Duncan), not copied
Pg.61, #99, William NOSS & family & others
                  John DUNCAN 20 NY clerk
Pg.80, #381-395, John Y. DUNCAN 52 NY merchant $20,000
                  Fanny 45 VT
                  James 19, Francis (m) 16 NY
                  Margaret 12, Charles 9 NY
                  Eliza 4 NY
                  Ann McCORMICK 25 IRE
Pg.147, #240-248, Wm. DUNCAN 26 IRE laborer
                  Lorain 24 NY
                  David 4, William 1 NY
Pg.203, #148-150, Joseph LASETTA? 41 CAN lawyer
                  Lucy 42 CAN
                  Children 18 to 1/12 b. NY
                  other lawyers
                  Francis DUNCAN (m) 30 CAN lawyer
Pg.402, #2152-2284, Wm. DUNCAN 38 SCT machinest
                  Roxana 34 CAN
                  Barbary 6, Theodore 3 NY
                  Henry 10/12 NY

1860 Clinton Co. NY Census
Moores Forks
Pg.408, #435-440, William DUNCAN 48 SCT machinest $1000-$300
                  Roxania (f) 44 CANada
                  Barbara 16, Theador (f) 14 NY
                  Henry 11, Henryetta (f) 8 NY
                  James 4 NY
Pg.200, #146-132, Paul DUNKIN 37 CANada East shoemaker $200-$20
                  Sarah 33 CAN E.
                  Ellen 13, Theadore (m) 10 CAN E.
                  Paul 7, Ameda? (?Arnieda) (f) 4 CAN E.
                  Angeline (f) 2, Henry 2/12 CAN E.
Pg.482, --- indexed Albert DUNCAN, actually Albert GINCEN, not copied
Pg.858, #598-738, John BUTLER 24 IRE farmer $1000-$300
                  Louisa 21 VT
                  William 1 NY
                  Margaret DUNCAN 59 IRE
Black Brook
Pg.1028, #1861-1927, John T. DUNCAN 62 NH farmer $0-$0
                  Fanny 55 VT
                  Francis (m) 25 NY farmer $15,000-$3,000
                  Margaret B. 22 NY
                  Charles H. 19, Eliza 14 NY

1870 Clinton Co. NY Census
Black Brook
Pg.142, #497-510, DUNCAN, John T. 72 NH retired farmer $15,000-$14,000
                  Fanny I?. 65 VT keeping house
                  James W?. 38 NY traveling agent & book incl. Mass? $0-$14,000, mar. in Nov.
                  Martha E. 26 NY visiting friends, mar. in Nov.
                  Frank E. 35 NY farmer $0-$1,100
                  Margaret B. 31 NY school teacher
                  Elvira B. 24 NY dress maker
Town of Champlain, P.O. Rouses Point, NY
Pg.185, #500-513, DUNCAN, William 57 SCT works in clothing mill $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Roxana (f) 53 CAN keeping house $300-$150, parents of foreign birth
                  Henry A. 20 SCT works in clothing mill, parents of foreign birth
                  Margariet H. 17 NY at home
                  James D. 14 NY at home
                  (MAD: Margariet as spelled, she was "Henryetta" in 1860)
Town of Chazy, P.O. Ingraham
Pg.229, #197-180, DUNCAN, Sophia 43 NY keeping house $500-$100
                  Paul 16 NY at home, father of foreign birth
                  Minnie 14 NY, father of foreign birth
                  Angeline 12 NY, father of foreign birth
                  Henry 10 NY, father 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, Theodore, mother Duncan, Roxana A.; Corp. G 153 NY Inf.; 1871 July 31, Mother Appl. #198087, Cert. #159606. (MAD: 1850 Clinton Co. NY census)

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers." by D. Hamilton Hurd; pub. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis, 1880, 680 pgs. (LH3478, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL fiche 6,061,948 and film 1,000,238 item 3 and book 974.75 H2hu)
      Pg.245: Clinton County, Town of Black Brook. About the year 1840, John P. Duncan settled near Union Falls.
      Pg.248: Religious History - Presbyterian. ... May 2, 1839. letters having been presented from Joseph Horr, Esther Horr, John T. Duncan, Fanny Duncan, ... being found in order, the candidates ... Of the 9 original members, 4 are still living ... Mrs. Duncan, the only one who still remains a member, in Union Falls. ... July 29, John T. Duncan [was] chosen elder; in September, John T. Duncan was chosen clerk of the session. (pg.249) ... During 1844 ... Deacon Duncan removed to Union Falls ...
      Pg.361: Clinton County, Town of Saranac. The present town officers (1879) are as follows: Collector, Henry Duncan. ...


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