Duncans in Fulton Co. NY


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

Last revised August 24, 2007

Formed 1838 from Montgomery


1840 Fulton Co. NY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Fulton Co. NY Census
Pg.153, #2419, Samuel DUNCAN 62 VT machinest $1500
                  Anna 61 VT
                  Mary 30, Hellen 22, Fay (m) 22 NY
                  Byron BEIRONMAN? 11 NY
                  (MAD: 1830 Montgomery Co. NY census)

1860 Fulton Co. NY Census
Town of Johnstown
Pg.375, #1431-1446, William A. BEEBE? 28 NY "none" $0-$0
                  Mary J. 24 NY
                  George W. 1 NY
                  Louisa WELER 18 NY glove maker
                  Hannah DUNCAN 60 NY domestic
Pg.520, #843-885, Samuel DUNCAN 72 VT cloth dupr? $800-$0
                  Anna S. 71 VT
                  Mary 38 NY
                  Helen 30 NY
Pg.527, #898-946, Fay DUNCAN (m) 30 NY clerk $0-$0
                  Rhoda 27 NY
                  Henrietta J. 2 NY
                  Alice J. 10/12 NY
Pg.536, #966-1026, James S. DUNCAN 47 MA carpenter $100-$100
                  Paulina 46 NY
                  James H. 19 MA farmer $0-$0
                  George O. 17 MA farmer $0-$0
                  Mary A. 10, Harriet P. 8 MA
                  Catharine HUBBARD 79 CT

1870 Fulton Co. NY Census
Pg.271, #63-70, DUNCAN, Anna 81 VT keeping house $800-$80
                  Mary 50 NY school teacher
                  Helen 40 NY sews on machine
Pg.280-281, #211-245, DUNCAN, Fay (m) 39 NY mill wright $2000-$0
                  Rhoda 37 NY keeping house
                  Jennie 12, Ida 10, Angie (f) 6 NY
                  Charles 3 NY


Fulton Co. NY Cemeteries (from Alice Zetterstrom 7/2001)
      New York State, Fulton County, Northville (have photographs); Cemetery Inscriptions copied by Alice Zetterstrom on 21 Sept 1995 at the Old Cemetery on Main Street, Northville, Fulton County, New York State:
            Samuel Duncan died Mar. 7, 1869 ae 81 yrs.
            Anna Sargeant, wife of Samuel Duncan, died Jan. 8, 1875 ae 86 yrs.
            Mary E. Duncan, 1820 - 1906
            Helen Duncan, 1827 - 1913
            (one base with stone missing)
            (footstones: Father, Mother, Mary E., Helen, and H.B.D.)
      New York State, Fulton County, Northville; Cemetery Inscriptions copied by Alice Zetterstrom on 21 Sept 1995 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville, Fulton County, New York State:
            Fay Duncan, 1829 - 1916
                  Rhoda A. Barker, his wife, 1831 - 1921
            George W. May, 1857 - 1931 "a beloved Methodist minister for 42 yrs"
                  H. Jane Duncan, his wife, 1858 - 1949
            Amos Donald May, 1891 - 1948
                  Elsie M. May, 1898 - 1967
            John V. May, 1895 - 1962
                  Louise Meyer May, his wife, 1903 - no date

Perth Cemetery, New York State, Fulton County, Perth (from Alice Zetterstrom 10/2001)
      Cemetery inscription copied at Perth Cemetery in October 2001 by Alice Zetterstrom.
      Maurice Duncan 1870 - 1936
      Ellen Duncan 1879 - 1968

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Fulton County [New York] : embracing early discoveries, the advance of civilization, the labors and triumphs of Sir William Johnson, the inception and development of the glove industry, with town and local records, also military achievements of Fulton County patriots" by Washington Frothingham; pub. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1892, 847 pgs. (LH12622, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL book 974.747 H2f and film 851,121 item 2 and 934,832 item 1)
      Pg.267-268: Johnstown, Baptist Church, ... on January 25th, 1843, Rev. John Duncan began his pastorate with the church, and on the 21st of the following February the first deacons were elected. Elder Duncan terminated his services with the society in June, 1843, ...
      Pg.472: Town of Northampton. The Presbyterian Church of Northville - this society was organized at a meeting held August 26, 1849, with fourteen members presenting letters of dismission and recommendation as follows: From the Presbyterian church at Northampton, Samuel Duncan, Anna Duncan, Sarah S. Duncan, Helen Duncan, James S. Ayres, Cynthia A. Ayres, and Hannah Barcalow; from the ... (pg.473) the first elders of the church were Samuel Duncan, James S. Ayres, ... The present officers are as follows: Elders ... Fay Duncan, ... Fay Duncan acted in the capacity of Sunday-school superintendent for many years. ...
      Pg.477-478: The Presbyterian Church at Fish House is the oldest one in the place, and was undoubtedly the first religious society organized within the present limits of the town, in which for many years there was no other Presbyterian Church. Among the early deacons of this society was Samuel Duncan, who took a prominent part in organizing a Presbyterian society at Northville in 1849. ...
      Pg.479: Golden Rule Lodge, No.384 F. and A.M. was organized at Northville, December 25, 1823, and worked under dispensation until June 1, 1827, when it received a charter. The first officers were: Samuel Duncan, S.W. ...
      Pg.482: Town of Northampton. Justices of the Peace: 1832, Samuel Duncan.
      Appendix, pg.40: Duncan, Fay, Northampton, justice of the peace, was born in Northville, in which place he now resides, on November 17, 1829. His parents were Samuel and Anna S. (Sargent) Duncan, both born in Vermont. His father was a mechanic, and came to this county about 1814, and settled at Cranberry Creek. He first built a residence for Judge Gilbert, and about 1818 established a wool-carding and cloth-dressing factory, which he continued for some years, and then came to Northampton and followed in the same business, at the place now called Parkville, on the ground afterwards occupied by Lefevre's tannery. He was a justice of the peace, a Mason, and an active member and one of the founders and an elder in the Presbyterian church of Northville. Grandfather Duncan was a captain of Minute Men in Vermont, in the Revolutionary War. Fay Duncan was educated in Northville, learned his trade with his father, and has been a millwright and builder many years. He is a Republican, a Mason, and an elder in the Presbyterian church. February 28, 1857, he married Rhoda A., daughter of John Barker, a merchant, whose father, Jesse, was a soldier of the Revolution, and lived at Edinburg, Saratoga county. Mrs. Duncan's grandmother, Rhoda Cornell, whose maiden name was Pierce, was a relative of President Pierce. She was one of the makers of the big cheese sent to General Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have four children: Jennie H., wife of Rev. G.W. May; Ida E., wife of A.J. Perkins; Angie, and Charles H. The whole family, with but one exception, are church members.

"Portrait and biographical album, Mecosta County, Mich. : containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Michigan and of the presidents of the United States : also containing a complete history of the county, from its earliest settlement to the present time." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1883, 652 pgs. (LH4989; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL film 1,015,812 item 1)
      Pg.466-467: JACOB M. DUBOIS, farmer, sec.8, Green Twp., was born in Tyre, Seneca Co., N.Y., Oct. 18, 1826. He is a son of Conrad M. and Susanna (Spear) Dubois, the former a native of Dutchess Co. N.Y.; the latter was born in New Jersey. The father came to Lodi, Washtenaw Co., Mich., in 1831, where he was a farmer. He went thence to Ionia County, and afterwards to Clinton County, where he died in 1873. The mother died in Mecosta County, Oct. 12, 1874. Mr. Dubois ... in the fall of 1855 he came to Mecosta County (MAD: Civil War record not copied here) ... was married June 28, 1865, to Prudence A., daughter of Tyler and Mary A. (Bentley) Duncan, who was born at Oswego, N.Y., Oct. 31, 1823. Her parents were natives of Fulton Co., N.Y., and in 1856 located in Mecosta County, where they resided during the remainder of their life. The mother died Dec. 28, 1863, and the father March 8, 1867. Politically Mr. Dubois is a Republican. He is one of the pioneers of the county, and is considered one of its most reliable (blank line).


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