Duncans in New York Co. NY


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

Last revised July 29, 2008

Formed 1683; original county
Bronx formed 1912 from New York


1790 New York City, NY Census
Pg.118  Alice Dunscomb      002xx
   120  Daniel Dunscomb     204xx
        Edward Dunscomb     131xx
   121  Daniel Dunscomb Jr  110xx
   124  Alexander Duncan    102xx    Montgomery Ward
   125  Hone Duncan         104xx    North Ward
   126  Elizabeth Dunscomb  103xx
   129  Daniel Dunscomb     132xx
        Henry Dunscomb      204xx
   133  Thomas Dunkin       100xx    West Ward

1800 New York Co. NY Census
Pg.654  Mathia Dunscomb     11000 - 00002   NY Ward 1
   658  Ezra Dunscomb       00010 - 01000   NY-1
   692  Elizabeth Duncan    00300 - 00110   NY-3
   702  Daniel Dunscomb     20001 - 20200   NY-3
   728  Edward Dunscomb     42101 - 10220   NY-4
   822  Stephen Duncan      00100 - 00101   NY-6
   894  Sarah Duncan        00000 - 00010   NY-7

1810 New York Co. NY Census
Pg. 20  Edward Dunscomb     01402 - 01101
    31  Elizabeth Duncan    001(13)0 - 00110   NY Ward 2
    87a George Duncan       10010 - 00100   NY-4
   111b John Dukin          00010 - 00100   NY-5
   113  William Duncan      10001 - 10201   NY-5
   138  Thomas Duncan       10110 - 30100   NY-6
   149  Elizah Duncan       00000 - 00000   NY-6
   175  Charles Duncan      10010 - 30101   NY-7
   218  Jacob Duncan Col.   00000 - 00000   NY-8
   223a James Duncan        20110 - 21110   NY-8
   226  George Duncan       01010 - 20110   NY-8
   212  Nathaniel Duniken   30100 - 00010   NY-10

1820 New York Co. NY Census
Pg. 12  John Dunscomb       300120 - 20200   NY Ward 1
    16  John Duncan         100020 - 11010   NY-1
    64  Elizabeth Duncan    100132 - 10111   NY-2
    89  Mary Dunscomb       000121 - 00202   NY-3
   116  Walter Duncan       Free colored     NY-4
   130  George Duncan       000001 - 00001   NY-4
   209  John R. Dunkan      100100 - 10101   NY-5
   226  Edward Dunscomb     300010 - 01101   NY-6
   232  James Duncan        100010 - 20010   NY-6
   236  Andrew Duncan       110001 - 21010   NY-6
   247  John Duncan         100020 - 20010   NY-6
   297  Charles E. Duncan   010010 - 02000   NY-7
    48  Susanna Duncan      000110 - 00001   NY-8
   130  Joseph Dukins       010001 - 00110   NY-10
   137  Jas. Dunscomb       free colored     NY-10
   142  William Dunscomb    100100 - 00100   NY-10

1830 New York Co. NY Census
Pg. 20  N.L. Dunscomb       1002,02      - 0001,1       NY Ward 1
    28  Robert Duncan       2000,001     - 1011,01      NY-1
    43  J. &? J. Duncan     0001,001     - 0101,002     NY-1
    73  (blank) Duncan      0003,1       - 1010,1       NY-2
   130  Mrs. Dunscomb       1001,03      - 3002,3400,1  NY-3
   158  John Dunscomb       1012,01      - 0210,01      NY-4
   210  Fleming Duncan      1000,01      - 1000,101     NY-4
   222  Thomas Duncan       2000,01      - 1010,3       NY-4
   240  John Duncan         0010,001     - 2120,11      NY-5
   396  Wm. Duncan          1100,01      - 1000,1?      NY-6
   463  Andw. Dunkin        0000,0001    - 0100,0000,1  NY-6
    81  Edward Dunscomb     3130,01      - 0104,01      NY-7
   101  Ralph Duncan        0210,001     - 2000,01      NY-7
   120  Charles E. Duncan   0001,0001    - 1100,2       NY-7
   173  John R. Dinkin      1120,01      - 1100,1       NY-8
   193  James Duncan        0011,401     - 0201,11      NY-8
   202  James Duncan        1000,01      - 1100,1       NY-8
   214  Thomas Donkins      free colored                NY-8
   294  Alexander Duncan    0            - 0000,1       NY-9  (sic)
   299  John Duncan         Free colored                NY-9
   319  John Duncan         Free colored                NY-9
   380  Margaret Duncan     Free colored                NY-9
    56  W. Dunscomb         2200,01      - 0000,01      NY-10
   339  Widow Duncan        0            - 0001,0001    NY-13  (faint)
   344  John Duncan         0100,01      - 0100,01      NY-13  (faint)
   433  James Dunkin        0000,001     - 0000,001     NY-14
   461  Richd. Dunkins      0100,01      - 0100,1       NY-14  (faint)

1840 New York Co. NY Census
Pg. 11  James Duncan        1100,01      - 0000,1       New York Ward 1
    26  S.D. Duncan         1000,1       - 0010,1       NY-1
    74  Jane Dunkin         11           - 0000,2       NY-2
   124  Mary Dunscomb       0010,0021    - 0100,2010,01 NY-3
   157  John F. Duncan      0000,201     - 2010,101     NY-4
   192  Alfd. Duncan        0100,221     - 0010,221     NY-4
   242  John Duncan         0010,2001    - 1122,101     NY-5
   248  John Duncan         0001,2       - 0000,0000,1  NY-5
   298  John Duncan         0001,11      - 0000,1001    NY-5
     3  Archibald Duncan    0000,01      - 0021         NY-6
    40  Thos. Duncan        1100,01      - 1000,01      NY-6
    51  John Duncan         1000,2       - 0002,1       NY-6
    71  James Duncan        0001,1000,1  - 0010,101     NY-6
    98  Mrs. Duncan         0000,1       - 0001,1001    NY-6
   166  Jane Duncan         0011,1       - 0011,0001    NY-7
   173  Robert Duncan       1000,1000,01 - 1000,1       NY-7
   319  Isabella Duncan     001          - 0120,01      NY-8
   326  James Dunkin        0000,001     - 0010,001     NY-8
   366  Alexr. Duncan       Free colored                NY-8
    48  Alexander Duncan    0001,1000,1  - 0011,1000,1  NY-9
    79  Richard Duncan      1110,01      - 0000,01      NY-9
   128  Michael Duncan      1100,01      - 1000,01      NY-9
    27  William Dunscomb    0122,001     - 1000,011     NY-11
    59  James Duncan        0010,0001    - 0001,0001    NY-11
    96  Mary Ann Duncan     0            - 0000,0001    NY-11
   107  Francis Duncan      0100,01      - 0000,01      NY-11
   152  Jeremiah Duncan     0000,04      - 0000,01      NY-12
   262  Edward Duncan       Free colored                NY-13
   277  Seth Duncan         0001,01      - 1000,11      NY-13
   337  Walter Duncan       1100,2       - 0000,1001    NY-14
   366  Alexr. Duncan       Free colored                NY-14
   400  Thos. Duncan        Free colored                NY-14
   432  John Duncan         0000,01      - 1200,01      NY-14
    23  Thomas J. Duncan    0100,2       - 2000,2       NY-15
    67  Charles Duncan      0000,1       - 0100,1       NY-15
    98  James Duncan        2001,2101    - 1001,0101    NY-16
   129  Robert Duncan       0000,1       - 1000,101     NY-16
   178  Michal Duncan       1100,01      - 0100,01      NY-16
   319  Mrs. Duncan         001          - 0010,101     NY-19


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Go to the New York City & Co. NY 1870 Census Wards 1 to 16

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1880 New York City, NY, Census (partial) (from Kathy Cawley 5/2004)
Pg.3, S.D.1, E.D.605; District #605, 229 East 82nd Street
Pg.272C, #14-22, DUNCAN, Dan'l L. 54 NY husband, Physician NY NY
            Harriett 50 NJ wife, keeps house NJ NJ
            Sussie M. (f) 14 NJ daughter, attends school NY NJ
            HOLLOWAY, Henry 43 NJ boarder physician NJ NJ
            (MAD: 1850-1860 Warren Co. NJ census; husband Daniel L. Duncan in 1870 Sussex Co. NJ census; wife Harriet in 1870 Ithaca, Tompkins Co. NY census)


New York, NY, Original Will (from Elizabeth Lee 3/1993 with permission to share)
      Will of Thomas Duncan, Dated 9 Nov. 1758, Probated 10 Sept. 1760; Thomas Duncan of the City of New York, Merchant, in good state of health as I have been for some time past; To the Church Wards and Vestry of Trinity Church in the City of NY, £500 current money of New York to be put out on interest, and out of the interest to pay £20 to my sister Christian DeKay widow of Thomas Dey (MAD: at fold of page), lately deceased; the same £20 be punctually paid to her yearly for her life; the remainder of the interest of the £500 be applied towards clothing the poor children belonging to the Charity School in this City; after the death of my sister Christian DeKay, her £20 also be applied to the clothing; to my daughter Arabella Duncan £1000 as an equivalent sum to the sum of £1000 which I paid to my son George Duncan Ludlow on his late marriage with my daughter Frances; to my friend the Rev. Mr. Henry Barclay, and to my brother-in-law Gabriel Ludlow, two executors hereafter named, £50 NY Money to each of them to purchase a suit of mourning and for their troubles as being my executors; to my executors to be sold by them for the use of my two children, all my dwelling house and lot of ground and the improvements where I now live in the broadway in the City of New York which I purchased of the executors of Joseph Murray Esq. decd, and also all the rest of my real estate; for that purpose I authorize my executors or the survivors of them to sell the dwelling house, etc., and make a deed as good and sufficient as if it were made by me in my lifetime; all my Negro slaves, store of goods and all other estate be sold in some convenient time after my decease and the proceeds I bequeath to my daughters the said Frances Ludlow and Arrabella Duncan equally to be divided between them and to their heirs & assigns forever; the part heretofore given my daughter Arrabella Duncan by put out to interest for the life of my daughter; in case of her death before she arrives at age 21 or day of marriage, her part to my daughter Frances; in case of the death of my daughter Frances without issue, I give the same to my son in law George Duncan Ludlow and his heirs; appoint my friend the Rev. Mr. Henry Barclay and my brother in law Mr. Gabriel Ludlow, my son in law George Duncan Ludlow and my daughter Frances Ludlow executors; revoke any former wills; Dated 9 Nov. 1758. /s/ Thos. Duncan. Wit. Martha Dimmock, Marget Pillson, James Emott. City of New York, 10 Sept. 1760, appeared James Emott of the said City, Gentleman Attorney at Law, and Margaret Pillson the wife of Richard Pillson of the said City, mariner, who witnessed the will, and that they also saw Martha Dimmeck the other witness subscribe her name. On 10 Sept. 1760, appeared Henry Barclay, Gabriel Ludlow and George Duncan Ludlow, three of the executors, who were duly sworn to execute the will.


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William Duncan, Family Bible (photocopy of typed page, on reverse side of 3-hole punched typing paper; source not given; from Elizabeth Lee 3/1993 with permission to share)
      Family Bible of William Duncan, printed in London in 1734, and owned in 1938 by Mrs. Albert L. Stokes, contains the following data on the fly leaves:
      William Duncan was born Dec. 25, 1755
      Elizabeth Duncan was born July 23, 1757
      William Duncan Senr died Sept. 23, 1831 in the 76th year of his age
      Georg Duncan born Feb. 15, 1790
      Rosana Duncan born Feb. 25, 1792
      William Duncan born Apr. 30, 1794
      Catharine Duncan born Sept. 2, 1796
      Margarett Duncan born Apr. 17, 1799
      Francies W. Duncan born Jan. 20, 1801. (Middle initial added in different handwriting).
      James D.L. Duncan born Feb. 8, 1805. (Middle initials added in different handwriting).
      Jean Duncan born Aug. 14, 1808
      Rachel Roberts born April 1745, married Feb. 1, 1788.
      The following marriage certificate was found in the Bible:
                  New York Feby 1, 1788
      I do hereby certify that William Duncan & Rachel Roberts are married according to the Rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America by me.
                  Benjn. Moore
                  Ast. Minister of Trinity Church.
            (In Keyport Weekly and Matawan Journal, Oct. 20, 1938)
      Marriage records of Trinity Church, New York City. Feb. 1, 1788. Md. William Duncan and Rachel Roberts. (NYGBR 75:35)


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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, Alfred L., widow Duncan, Melissa C.; H 9 NJ Inf.; 1883 April 26, Invalid Appl. #481631, Cert. #655880, NJ; 1904 Feb. 18, Widow Appl. #800284, Cert. #581064, NY. (MAD: 1900 index, Brooklyn Wd.9, Kings Co. NY; 1880 pg.497D Meriden, New Haven Co. CT; 1870 pg.531, Wd.16 13th E.D. New York, NY; ? 1860 pg.296, Wd.1 Div.2, New York, NY)
      Duncan, George S., widow Duncan, Mary E.; A 21 NJ Inf.; 1911 Apr. 3, Widow Appl. #962166, Cert. #725595, NY. (MAD: 1880 pg.192D 12th Wd Dist.10, New York, NY, 39 NJ; 1870 pg.80 W.12 ED 2, New York, NY, 28 NJ)
      Duncan, William Butler; Lieutenant, 1878-1884, 1898-1898, 1917-1919; 1926 Sept. 30, Invalid Appl. #1556472, Law M/26?, Cert. #A-3-25-27, NY; remarks died Mar. 30, 1932, New York, NY. (dark card) (MAD: 1850 Providence Co. RI census)

Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers") 1865-1867, Group I, Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South (from Kathy Cawley 9/2007; MAD's extract)
      Duncan, Samuel P., Oath of Allegiance of Samuel P. Duncan, late Capt. of C.A.??. under Genl. Taylor, CA, of the City of New Orleans, LA, sworn to in New York City, description: 5 feet 10-2/4 inches, blk hair, blue eyes, dark complexion. New York, July 6, 1865, petition of S.P. Duncan, having been an officer of the Confederate Army; when the rebellion was inaugurated I was in New Orleans and a Captain in the Fire Co. when the city was threatened with invasion the Fire Companies were organized into a Battalion of which I was elected the Major. When the city surrendered in 1862 I immediately returned to my father's residence near Natchez, Miss. Soon after reaching there I was conscripted and furnished a substitute who was regularly mustered into service. Under subsequent legislative action of the State in which I then was, I became a second time liable to military duty. When I applied for and received the position of volunteer aid on the staff of Brig. Genl. Slaughter. This position being afterwards abolished by the Confederate authorities at Richmond, I applied for and received a commission as Captain and A.A. Genl. which I held until the close of the war, being at that time on the staff of Lt. Genl. Taylor. On the surrender of Genl. Taylor I came here at the solicitation of my father Dr. Stephen Duncan formerly of Natchez Miss. now for two years past a resident of the City of New York, and I now respectfully appeal ... for pardon. Prior to the Emancipation Proclamation my property was worth over $20,000. What it is now worth or would now bring I have not the means of knowing. (Roll 27, Louisiana, Ad-Gi names, FHL film 1,758,765) (MAD: Natchez, Adams Co. MS)

HISTORIES before 1923

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"Virginia Genealogies" from "William and Mary Quarterly" Series 1, Vol.8 (from Evelyn Sigler 5/1983; FHL book 975.5 D2gvw)
      This volume contains the Christian Family Genealogy which includes Lucy Wood Dunscomb, wife of Asbury Christian and dau. of Major Andrew Dunscomb of Richmond, Henrico Co. VA, and Andrew's wife Philadelphia Duval, Andrew Dunscomb the son of Daniel Duncomb of New York City in 1775 whose will dated 1795 and codicil 1802 were filed in the Surrogates Court in New York City and mentioned his sons Andrew, Edward, Samuel Bedloe, and Daniel Dunscomb. (MAD: see also the Logan Co. KY Bible record of Samuel Duval Dunscomb)

"DeKay Family in America" by Leona Fisher, undated, includes the genealogy of Capt. George Duncan and Theunis Thomasen Qason Quick (FHL book 929.273 D369f and film 1,321,147 item 2)
      Pgs.26-28. DUNCAN. This article includes the family of George Duncan, died 1720/30, buried Trinity Church, NY; children include Frances Duncan who mar. her cousin Gabriel Ludlow, Michael Duncan, James Duncan, George Duncan Jr. b. 11/6/1705 mar. Martha Ludlow d. 1785, Christiana Duncan mar. Col. Thomas DeKay, and Thomas Duncan d. 1760. The article gives many more details.

"New England Historic & Genealogical Register" by NE Hist. Gen. Society" Vol. CXL, July, 1986 (from Mary Louise Craven 12/1986)
      Pgs.211-218 contain an article about Alexander Duncan, 1805-1889, of Scotland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and England, by Kip Sperry. Alexander Duncan was naturalized 3/2/1827 in City of New York, was also in records of Ontario Co. NY and New Haven Co. CT; mar. Sarah Butler 10/11/1827 New Haven Co. CT; lived Providence, RI; this source should be consulted about their family. Their son William Butler Duncan mar. Jane Percy Sargent 11/22/1853 in New Orleans, LA, and was involved in land transactions in several states.


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