Duncans in Erie Co. NY


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1821 from Niagara


1830 Erie Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Erie Co. NY Census
Pg.458  Wm. S. Duncan     0100,11   - 1000,1       Buffalo
   466  Mary Duncan       0000,2    - 0011,0000,1  Buffalo
   468  Robert Duncan     0001,211  - 0001,001     Buffalo
   594  Saml. Dunkans     0120,001  - 1011,01      Cheektuwaga
   660  Mrs. Duncan       0000,1    - 1000,0001    Buffalo

1850 Erie Co. NY Census
Pg.135, #246, Wm. J. ELSWORTH 51 NY brick laborer
                  & family
                  & others
                  Joseph DUNCAN 20 NY laborer
Pg.157, #185-191, John DUNCAN 34 VT farmer
                  Matilda 32 NY
                  Charles W. 12, S.J.D. (m) 9 NY
                  Elvira J. 5 NY
Black Rock
Pg.266, #---, poor house
                  John DUNKIN 31 SCT laborer pauper
Buffalo Ward 1
Pg.14, #134-148, John SPENCER 33 OH laborer
                  Hamilton WHITE 18 CAN
                  L.B. DUNSCOMB (m) 21 NY baker
                  Eliza SALMON 14 NY
                  Elizabeth PRESTON 16 CAN
Buffalo Ward 2
Pg.148, #943, James DUNCAN 28 SCT laborer
                  Gustina 25 SCT
                  Hector (m) 3, James 2 NY
                  John 5/12 NY
                  (MAD: 1860 Iroquois Co. IL census)
Pg.182, #1169-1383, Joseph D. HOYT & family
                  Ellen DUNCAN 13 IRE
Buffalo Ward 3
Pg.244, #799-812, J.L. REYNOLDS (m) 34 CT commission merchant
                  William 12 OH
                  Mary G. 30 OH
                  Mary 8, James 3 OH
                  E.T. DUNCAN (f) 53 OH
                  E.V. (f) 15 OH
                  Jane CARSON 20 IRE
Buffalo Ward 4
Pg.341, #1461-1671, Hyram F. MEAD & family
                  Thomas DUNKAN 24 ENG theater actor

1860 Erie Co. NY Census
Buffalo Ward 1
Pg.51, #422-431, Robert DUNCAN 26 SCT carpenter $0-$100
                  Emma 27 FRAnce
                  Robert 2 NY
Pg.116, #961-980, George DUNCAN 29 SCT shoemaker $0-$50
                  Catharine 30 IRE
                  James 4 CANada
                  Margaret 1 NY
Buffalo Ward 8
Pg.496, #684-661, James BUNDGESS? 47 IRE Funck? store keeper $0-$600
                  Isabella 35 IRE
                  Jno. DUNKIN 20 IRE cart man boarder $0-$0
Pg.535-6, #967-942, Thomas DURKIN 30 IRE boarding house keeper $0-$300
                  Mary 28 IRE
                  Mary A. 9 NY adopted child
                  many boarders, mariners & sailors, including
                  Archy DUNKIN 24 SCT sailor boarder
                  John DURKIN 22 IRE sailor boarder
Pg.396, #1097-1081, Charles DUNCAN 22 NY day laborer $0-$0
                  Lucy 19 NY
                  Frank 2/12 NY
Pg.400, #1133-1117, John DUNCAN 44 VT day laborer $0-$0
                  Matilda 42 NY
                  Eliza 15 NY
                  Hermon E. (m) 1 NY

1870 Erie Co. NY Census
Pg.199, #120-120, DUNCAN, John 46 NY farmer $3000-4800
                  Roxy 38 CANada keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Alida 8, Evaline 6 NY, mother of foreign birth
                  Jennie 4, Cora 2 NY, mother of foreign birth
Newstead, P.O. Akron
Pg.486, #680-695, DUNCUN, John 54 VT works on farm $0-$0
                  Matilda 52 NY keeping house
                  Herman 11 NY
Buffalo, Ward 1
Pg.6, #53-110, DUNCAN, George 37 SCT laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  James 13 CANada, parents of foreign birth
                  Margaret 11 NY, parents of foreign birth
Pg.22, #194-367, DUNCAN, Thomas 38 IRE saloon & board house, $10,000-43,000, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary E. 41 NY keeping house
                  McCABE, Catharine 36 IRE domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
                  Ellen 11 NY, parents of foreign birth
                  DAIKIN?, Martin 36 IRE bar tender, parents of foreign birth
                  John V. 25 NY carpenter, parents of foreign birth
                  BARTON, James 33 ENG clerk in hardw. store, parents of foreign birth
Buffalo, Ward 3
Pg.341-342, #1042-1264, DUNCAN, John 38 SCT currier $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Isabella 40 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Ruth 5? (looks more like 5 than 8) Ontario CANada, parents of foreign birth
                  Arthur 7 Ontario CANada, parents of foreign birth
                  William 3 NY, parents of foreign birth
                  FORBES, James B. 20 Ontario, CANada, belt maker, parents of foreign birth
Buffalo, Ward 4
Pg.406, #308-365, LYTTLE, Charles 26 NY harnessmaker $5000-$800
                  Mary 24 PA keeping house
                  Victor 2 NY
                  CAMPBELL, Hugh 20 PA harness maker
                  DUNCAN, James 14 NY appr. harnessmaker, parents of foreign birth
Pg.483, #1152-2405, DUNCAN, John 55 SCT bookbinder $0-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Emily 40 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
Buffalo, Ward 6
Pg.94, #1037-1539, DUNCAN, James 61 ENG book binder $0-$200, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary J. 56 ENG keeping house
Buffalo, Ward 8
Pg.351, #422-490, DUNCAN, Geo. 34 CANada BLACK laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Susan 32 OH BLACK keeping H.
                  Jane E. (f) 4 CAN BLACK, (scratched out father of foreign birth) mother of foreign birth
                  WILLIAMS, Mary E. 11 CAN BLACK at home parents of foreign birth
Pg.376-377, #756-872, HOPKINS, John 56 IRE saloon K. $0-$0
                  Mary 43 IRE keeping H. $2000-$2000
                  & family,
                  many people, including (pg.377)
                  DUNCAN, Martin (m) 28 IRE (blank) parents of foreign birth
Pg.381, #804-927, EARLY, Frances (m) 36 IRE saloon keeper $0-$200, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 36 IRE keeping H., parents of foreign birth
                  Ellen 12 NY at home, parents of foreign birth
                  & others, including
                  DUNCAN, J. (m) 30 IRE cartman $0-$200, parents of foreign birth
Buffalo, Ward 10
Pg.540, #870-853, DUNCAN, Mary 39 IRE laundress $3,500-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  James 14 NY app. to harness maker, parents of foreign birth
                  Thos. 11 NY att. sch., parents of foreign birth
                  Edward 6 NY att. sch., parents of foreign birth

HISTORIES before 1923

1899 "Our county and its people : a descriptive work on Erie County, New York" by Erastus Granger; pub. Boston, Mass: Boston History Co. (LH2977, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL book 974.796 H2w v.1-2 and film, pub. 1898, ed. by Truman C. White, and film 934,831 items 1-2 and 1,321,050 items 2-3)
      Vol.II pg.227: Farnsworth, Arthur T., East Hamburg, p.o. Orchard Park, was born in the town of Boston, Erie county, N.Y., June 24, 1864, ... March 14, 1888 he married Cora M. Duncan of his native town. His father, Reuben Farnsworth, was born in the town of Boston, August 24, 1831, and was married twice; first to Sarah H. Clapp, who bore him three children: David, Helen and Alice. Mrs. Farnsworth died in 1860, and Mr. Farnsworth married for his second wife, Sally Merriam, and they had five children: Frank L., Arthur T., Amelia A., Laura A. (who died in her third year) and Cyrus M. Mr. Farnsworth died January 24, 1896, and his wife, May 1, 1891. Mrs. Farnsworth's father, John G. Duncan, was born in Rochester, Monroe county, N.Y., November 12, 1830; he married Roxanna Howard of Canada, and they had eight children: Alida L., Eva R., Jennie M., Cora M., Samuel J., Susan I., John G., jr., and Charlotte A. Alida L. and Susan I. are both dead; Mr. and Mrs. Duncan are both living at this date, 1897. The Farnsworths were among the first settlers of the township of Boston.
      Vol.II pg.356: Kester, Benjamin, Boson, p.o. North Boston, was born in the town of Boston, November 1, 1817, and is a son of John and Deborah Kester. ... Benjamin Kester was married in 1841 to Julia Bunting, daughter of Levi Bunting. After her death he married Almeda Hoag, and they have one son, Perry, who was educated in the district schools at Hamburg and at North Boston. March 30, 1887, he married Miss J. Duncan, and they have three children, Leon H., Genevieve and Steward B.

1889 "Portrait and biographical album of Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county" pub. Chicago : Acme Publishing Co. (FHL book 977.568 D3f; FHL film 1,000,813 item 1)
      Pg.625-626: DR. WILLIAM CASS DUNCAN, a practicing physician and surgeon of Oakfield, Wis., has been engaged in business in this city since 1885, and, during that time, has won a foremost place in the ranks of his professional brethren. He was born in Buffalo [ Co.], N.Y., on the 29th of August, 1860, and is of Scotch descent. His parents are William and Janette (Henderson) Duncan. Both were born in Scotland, and, in their native city, Glasgow, their marriage was celebrated. With a desire to better his financial condition Mr. Duncan, accompanied by his family, sailed for America in 1859, locating in Buffalo, where he made his home for three years. He was an engineer by trade, and engaged in that business until 1862, at which time he came to Wisconsin, when he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits. He purchased 200 acres of land near Fox Lake, Dodge County, and has since made his home upon that farm. Though previous to that time he had had no experience as a farmer, he has been very successful in that line, and is recognized as one of the enterprising citizens of the community. Few men are more widely or favorably known in Dodge County, or are held in higher regard. Politics ... supporter of the Republican party, and socially, is a member of the I.O.O.F. Mrs. Duncan, ... Presbyterian Church. Unto this worthy couple have been born eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom are yet living: Peter T., the eldest of the family, is now engaged in farming in Cass County, N. Dak.; Maggie E. is the wife of William Hobkirk, a farmer residing near Waupun, Wis.; Jennie F. became the wife of David Richardson, a leading merchant of Milwaukee; the Doctor is the next in order of birth; James W. is now engaged as traveling salesman with A.J. Delaney, dealer in milling supplies in Milwaukee; Ray E., Belle C. and John F. are still at home, the last named having charge of the farm.
      Our subject was reared to manhood upon his father's farm, and, in the schools of the neighborhood, received his primary education. He completed his literary studies, however, in Downer College, Fox Lake, Wis., from which he was graduated in the class of 1879, and the same year went to Chicago [Cook Co. IL], where he began the study of his profession under the direction of his cousin, Dr. T.C. Duncan, a learned physician and surgeon of that city. He remained in his office for six years, and, in the meantime, attended lectures at the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1884. The following year he engaged in practice with his former preceptor, but on account of close application to his studies while preparing himself for practice, his health gave way and he decided to leave the city. He then visited Oakfield, and, on the solicitation of some of the best citizens of the village, determined to there engage in practice. He opened an office in July, 1885, and, from the beginning, his business has steadily increased in volume and importance. ... In his social relations the doctor is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and in politics is a warm advocate of the Republican party. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church ...


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