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Duncans in Orleans Co. NY


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

Last revised August 27, 2007

Formed 1824 from Genesee


1830 Orleans Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Orleans Co. NY Census
Pg.316  Martin M.E?. Duncan    0001         - 0
Pg.330  Joseph Duncan          0000,1101,1  - 1011,0001
Pg.377  Nancy Duncan           0000,1       - 0001,2001

1850 Orleans Co. NY Census
Pg.93, #1372, Hiram CURTIS & family
                  James DUNCAN 25 SCT blacksmith
                  & others

1860 Orleans Co. NY Census
Pg.1168-9, (blank)-#94, Cyrus W. DUNCAN 42 NY farmer $2550-$800
                  Maria 35 NY
                  Julia 7 NY

1870 Orleans Co. NY Census
Pg.172, #34-34, DUNCAN, Cyrus 52 NY farmer $13,500-$1,600
                  Maria 43 NY keeping house
                  Julia 16 NY
                  Flora 9 NY

HISTORIES before 1923

"Historical album of Orleans County, N.Y. : with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, private residences, public buildings, fine blocks, and important manufactories and portraits of old pioneers and prominent residents." (anonymous); pub. New York: Sanford & Co., 1879, 347 pgs. (LH3925, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 974.791 H2h and fiche 6,048,175)
      Leading citizens of Orleans County, Town of Kendall
      Pg.297: Cyrus W. Duncan was born in Orangeville, N.Y., August 25th, 1818, from whence he came to Kendall in 1839. In February, 1842, he was married to Lucy Douglas, who died August 20th, 1842. He was again married April 2nd, 1861, to Maria Simson, of Murray, by whom he has two daughters. He is by occupation a farmer, and resides on lot 126. (MAD: Orangeville, Wyoming Co. NY)

1897 "Biographical Review; containing life sketches of leading citizens of Pittsburg [Allegheny Co.] and the vicinity, Pennsylvania." [Vol.24] pub. Boston : Biographical review publishing co., 1897. (University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection image 3/2007; FHL film 928,256 item 1)
      Pg.252, 255: WILLIAM DUNCAN O'BRIEN, M.D., the City Physician for the Hazelwood district, and a member of the surgical staff of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, was born May 29, 1853, in Yates Co. NY, son of Timothy and Margaret (Duncan) O'Brien. His grandfather, Jeremiah O'Brien, who was a native of Ireland, emigrated to Canada, and was there afterward engaged in agricultural pursuits. Jeremiah died in 1890, having attained the venerable age of 97 years. Timothy O'Brien, who was born in Canada, moved to New York State. Later he returned to his native province, but went back to New York after a time, and is now living upon a farm in Orleans County. His wife, Margaret, was a native of Scotland and a daughter of William Duncan, who was a representative of a prominent Scotch family and a college-bred man. After the death of her father, which occurred when Margaret was a child, she crossed the ocean alone to join her relatives in America, and was reared in this country. She became the mother of seven children, four of whom died in infancy. The living children are: William D., the subject of this sketch; John H., another physician of Pittsburg, residing at 2112 Fifth Avenue; and Mary, the wife of Madison A. Burnett, of Orleans County, New York. The mother died in May, 1895. William Duncan O'Brien acquired his early education in Canada. At the age of 17, he returned to the States ... graduated from Bellevue Hospital College, New York City, in 1878. He first located for practice in Kendall, NY, where he remained 9 years. Then coming to Pittsburg ...


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