Duncans in Westchester Co. NY


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

Last revised December 13, 2009

Formed 1683; original county


1790 Westchester Co. NY Census
Mamaroneck Town
Pg.199  Elizabeth Duncan     01311

1800 Westchester Co. NY Census
Mamaronek Town
Pg.121  Charles E. Duncan    01100      - 10202

1810 Westchester Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1820 Westchester Co. NY Census
Pg.230  Samuel Dunkin        000020     - 00010

1830 Westchester Co. NY Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Westchester Co. NY Census
Mount Pleasant
Pg. 23  Corns. Duncan        0001,0001  - 0001

1850 Westchester Co. NY Census
Pg.40, #---, Sing Sing prison
                  DUNCAN, Reding (date committed blank; age blank) carpenter (birthplace blank) bigamy

1860 Westchester Co. NY Census
Pg.590, #3941-4341, Ralph BARKER 82 CT farmer $0-$0
                  Sarah 70 CT
                  Chas. 37 NY merchant $60,000-$6,000
                  Mary 40 NY
                  Jane 17, Chas. R. 12 NY
                  George 10, Mary 8 NY
                  Cath. DUNCAN (f) 40 SCT domestic
                  Annie CARPENTER 42 IRE domestic
Pg.618, #4104-4516, Mervin R. BAXTER (m) 42 NY harness maker $2000-$500
                  Maria 29 NY
                  Mervin W. (m) 8, Chas. Y. 4 NY
                  Geo. DALEY 16 NY harness maker
                  Saml. D. DUNCAN 20 NY harness maker
Pg.788, #2303-2436, Jno. DUNCAN 70 SCT wine merchant $70,000-$40,000
                  Jane 58 SCT
                  David 40 SCT wine merchant
                  John P. 25 NY
                  Allen 30 NY
                  Jane 23 NY
                  Mary KELLY 28 IRE servant
                  Marg. SMITH (f) 20 SCT servant
                  Ann YOUNG 19 IRE servant
                  John LUISEY 32 IRE gardner
Pg.788-9, #2309-2442, E.J. BROWN (m) 50 MA merchant $20,000-20,000
                  Mary 31 NY
                  Elva (f) 25, Sarah 22 NY
                  Kate M. 20, Anne 18 NY
                  Edward 16 NY merchant
                  William 5, Mary L. 4 NY
                  Irving (m) 2 NY
                  Margaret FLYNN 30 IRE servant
                  Margaret DUNCAN 18 SCT servant
                  Ann THOMPON (sic) 25 IRE servant
                  Maria CARL 28 IRE servant
                  Charles CAIN 30 IRE gardner
White Plains
Pg.169-70, #1181-1260, James E. DUNCAN 27 NY conductor $0-$200
                  Jermilid (f) 8 NY
                  Minnie E. (f) 1/12 NY
Pg.170, #1181-1261, Elisa A. CROMWELL (f) 42 NY (blank) $0-$200
                  Maria H. McCARTY 16 NY
                  S.H. CROMWELL (m) 39 NY fireman
Pg.171, #1188-1269, Roland COCHRAN 33 NY lawyer $3500-$2000
                  Elisa 30 NY
                  Mary 6, Charles W. 5, Sarah A. 4 NY
                  Robert 2, Gace (f) 1 NY
                  Mary CRAGER 28 NELAND cook
                  Mary A. DUNCAN 17 NY domestic
                  Patrick DONOVAN 18 NY coachman

1870 Westchester Co. NY Census
Pg.290, #1322-1501, DUNCOMB, Alfred 65 NY ret. merchant $80,000-$2,000
                  Hellen 65 NJ keeping house
                  MECUN, Margaret 20 IRE domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
                  VALENTINE, Rheuben (m) 55 NY gardener
Pg.301, #95-122, OHARE, Mary 46 IRE boarding H. $15000, parents of foreign birth
                  Cathren 16, Margret 14 3 NY, parents of foreign birth
                  John 13, Marten 5, Loura? 3 NY, parents of foreign birth
                  MULLEN, William 25 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  MARTEN, Thomas 22 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  KIRBLER, John 30 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCOM, Robert 22 IRE laborer, parents of foreign birth
Pg.17, #232-272, MAURICE, Charles F. 57 NJ banker $70,000-$35,000
                  & family, and servants, including
                  DUNCAN, Ann 23 IRE domestic servant, parents of foreign birth
Pg.150, #177-211, McCOLLOUGH, David 42 NY butcher $3000-$4000, parents of foreign birth
                  & family
                  DANSIN, William 16 NY MULATTO coachman
Pg.162, #351-412, MORRELL, Amos 26 NY work in marble works $0-$0
                  MORRELL, Maria 49 NY keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Edward 19 CT laborer
                  FOX, Hiram 58 CT house carpenter
                  HUSTED, Abram 38 CT hosteler
Pg.295, #277-297, DUNCAN, John 32 IRE laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 30 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Arthur 13 NY attend school, parents of foreign birth
                  Ella 11 NY attend school, parents of foreign birth
                  James 5, John 3 NY, parents of foreign birth
                  George 8/12 NY, b. Sept., parents of foreign birth
Pg.740, #308-326, DUNSCOMB, Howard 27 NY farmer $10,000-$2,000
                  Charles 2 NY
                  Anndy? (f) 22 NY keeping house
                  Anna M. 19 NY
                  RICKET, Ellen 37 IRE, parents of foreign birth
North Castle
Pg.447, #21-22, MACKEY, Hugh 73 NY allepathic doctor $5000-$10,930, parents of foreign birth
                  DANBARN, Charles 38 ENG farmer
                  DANBARN, Mrs. C. 40 NY
                  Mary 17 NY attd. school, father of foreign birth
                  Robert 9 NY attd. school, father of foreign birth
                  Millie (f) 6 NY attd. school, father of foreign birth
                  Julia 4 NY attd. school, father of foreign birth
                  MACKEY, Cornelia 30 NY
                  DUNCAN, C.L. (m) 30 NY (blank)
                  DUNCAN, Mrs. C. (f) 25 NY
                  Louis (m) 4 NY


"Reports of cases argued and determined in the Surrogates' Courts of the state of New York" by Amasa A. Redfield, Vol.V; (Redfield's Surrogate) Vol.5, pgs.440 to 442 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 2/2004)
      DUNCAN v. GUEST; Westchester County, Surrogate's Court, New York; 5 Redf. Sur. 440; December, 1881.
      Hon. OWEN T. COFFIN, Surrogate.
      In the matter of the estate of Elsie A. Heelas, deceased.
      (MAD: headnotes not included here.)
      MOTION to amend a decree rendered on the judicial settlement of administrator's account.
      The decedent died intestate in 1878, leaving, among other next of kin, entitled to the personal estate, Isaac B. Guest. In 1880, he duly assigned his distributive share to Charlotte W. Guest, his wife. He was then owing some debts, which is creditors, David Duncan and others, sought to recover by attaching, in the hands of the administrators, the share so assigned, claiming that the assignment was fraudulent and void. Mrs. Guest, as assignee, was a party to this proceeding, the object of which was to settle judicially the account of the administrator. These creditors of Mr. Guest were not parties, but they sought to intervene and prevent the payment of this share until the validity of the assignment could be settled in a proper forum. A decree having been rendered, authorizing the administrator, among other things, to retain this fund until the further order of the court, a motion was now made so to amend the decree as that it should direct the payment of the fund to Mrs. Guest.
      M.J. KEOGH, for administrator.
      S.V.R. COOPER, for Mrs. Guest.
      TREADWELL CLEVELAND, for creditors.
      [opinion] THE SURROGATE.-- An opportunity is now offered for the proper consideration of the point discussed, which was not presented when the decree complained of was made.
      I think it quite clear that the creditors of a distributee are not proper parties before me on an accounting. Only creditors of the decedent, or those claiming to be such, can appear or be heard. Section 2743 of the Code enumerates the classes of persons among whom can be decreed the distribution of the funds of the estate, and creditors of a distributee are not named among them. Section 2745 declares in what cases the decree must direct a sum sufficient to meet a claim against the decedent to be retained by the executor or administrator.
      As the statute now authorizes the court to decree payment to an assignee of a legatee, next of kin, etc., if the assignor were to appear on such an accounting, and dispute the validity of the assignment, doubtless it would be the duty of the court to hear and determine the controversy, in order to decree payment to the person entitled thereto, but a mere creditor has no such right. The application to amend the decree in the manner sought must be granted.
      Ordered accordingly.


"New York in the Revolution as colony and state" by Pierre Van Cortlandt; pub. Albany, N.Y.: unknown, 1904, 902 pgs. (PS272, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL title: New York in the revolution as colony and state, v.II : a compilation of documents and records from the office of the state comptroller" by NY Comptroller's Office; FHL book 974.7 M28n 1904 and film 1,035,618 item 14)
      Vol.I, pg.215: The Militia - Westchester County, Fourth Regiment: Dunkin, Daniel

"New York in the Spanish-American War, 1898 : part of the report of the adjutant-general of the state for 1900." by R A Alger, Gilford Hurry, C Golderman, Nelson H Henry, et al; pub. Albany: J.B. Lyon, state printer, 1900, 2972 pgs. (LH11438, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL book 974.7 M2nys v.1-3 and fiche 6,051,368)
      Vol.I, pg.869: Eighth Regiment, Infantry. DUNCAN, THOMAS S. - Age 18 years. Enlisted, May 11, 1898, at Peekskill, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co.F, May 17, 1898; died of typhoid fever, September 8, 1898, in St.Luke's Hospital, New York city. (MAD: Peekskill, Westchester Co. NY)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Sixteen nine to eighteen seventy : glimpses from the past in connection with the early history of the manor of Cortlandt, and more especially of the town of Cortlandt and the village of Peekskill, together with interesting extracts from the duke's laws and examples of colonial legislation under the rule of Great Britain, the importance of Peekskill as a military post during the Revolutionary War shown from documentary evidence, sketches of the men who made the name of Peekskill famous, roster of the sons of Cortlandt who went to the front when duty called" (Westchester Co. NY) by Stephen D. Horton; pub. Peekskill, N.Y.?: unknown, 1912, 204 pgs. (LH6173, HeritageQuest images 6/2007)
      Pg.112: Eighth Company: Serg. Thos Duncan, age 23, soldier, born Southampton, enlisted Peekskill, Dec. 18, 1777.

"Biographical history of Westchester County, New York" by Wm. F. Cochran; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1899, 1163 pgs. (LH6813, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 974.7277 D3b v.1&2 and fiche 6,017,992)
      Pg.402: Lyman Cobb Sr. ... on the 7th of April, 1822, Lyman Cobb, Sr., was united to Miss Hannah Chambers, of Caroline, Tompkins county, New York, and they became the parents of eight children: Sarah Jane, the eldest, was born in Rochester, New York, March 20, 1823, became the wife of Rev. William C. Duncan, D.D., July 1, 1846, and died on the 7th of July, 1847. The others in order of birth are as follows ...

Records of the town of New Rochelle, 1699-1828" (Westchester Co.) by Jeanne A. Forbes; pub. New Rochelle, N.Y.: J.A. Forbes, 1916, 547 pgs. (PS318, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL film 1,598,230 item 8)
      Book pg.303: Pg.314, Division Line Between New Rochelle and Mamaroneck - 1802. Be it remembered that on the 30th day of August 1802, we the undersigned commissioners for the towns of Mamaroneck and New Rochelle, ... /s/ John Pickney, Charles E. Duncan Commissioners of Mamaroneck, ...

"Who's who in New York City and State : a biographical dictionary of contemporaries." (anonymous); pub. New York: W.F. Brainard, 1911, 1035 pgs. (LH11427, HeritageQuest images 6/2007; FHL film 2,055,148 item 9)
      Pg.292: DUNCAN, LOUIS : Elec. eng'r; b. Washington, D.C., Mar. 25, 1862; s. Thomas and Maria (Morris) Duncan; grad. U.S. Naval Acad., 1880; studied physics and mathematics at Johns Hopkins Univ., Ph.D., 1885; m. Philadelphia, 1887, Edith McKee; children: McKee, b.1889; Dorothy, b.1891; Harriet, b.1893; Edith, b.1899. Served in U.S. Navy until 1887; resigned; prof. applied electricity, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1887-98; head Dep't Electrical Eng'ring, Mass. Inst. Technology, 1902-04. Wrote article on Electric Traction in Encyclopaedia Britannica; also many articles on engineering subjects in technical journals. Served as major 1st Vol. Eng'rs in Spanish Am. War. Mem. Am. Inst. Elec. Eng'rs (twice pres.); hon. mem. Franklin Inst.; fellow Am. Philos. Soc.; mem. Mathematical Soc. of France and Physical Soc. of France. Clubs: University, Eng'rs (N.Y. City), Maryland (Baltimore), Army and Navy (Washington & N.Y. City), Automobile Club of America. Residence: Pelham Manor, Westchester Co., N.Y. Address: 55 Liberty St., N.Y. City.


1902 "Thomas Stevenson of London, England, and His Descendants" or ?? "Thomas Stevenson of London, England, and His Descendants in America" by John R. Stevenson (FHL book 929.273 St477s; FHL film 2,055,164 item 34, and/or 1,414,782 and 928,251 item 6)
      Pgs.97-98: Anthony Bartow, born January 8, 1717, of Westchester County, New York, was a farmer, and served for a time as Alderman of Westchester. His will is dated February 25, 1789, and he died in December of the following year, 1790. Charity Bartow died July 13, 1791. Their children were: ...
      (I.) Clarina Bartow, born 1763, married in 1786, her cousin, Capt. Augustus Bartow, and died June 30, 1839. Capt. Augustus Bartow ... was born at Westchester, in 1762. He ... first lived at Westchester [Westchester Co.], New York ... He removed to Fishkill [Dutchess Co.] in 1806, in which place he died January 18, 1810, and is buried in Trinity church-yard. Had issue: ... Jane Bartow, born October 12, 1789, married Ralph Duncan. ...
      (K.) Robert Stevenson Bartow, born 1767, married Susan, daughter of David Duncan, of Edinburgh, Scotland, and New York, died July 20, 1843, and had issue: John Russell Robert Bartow, born November 17, 1793, died August 3, 1795; ... Susan Duncan Bartow, born April 3, 1798; ....


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