Duncans in Yates Co. NY


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

Last revised July 30, 2008

Formed 1823 from Ontario, Steuben


1830-1850 Yates Co. NY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Yates Co. NY Census
P.O. Barrington
Pg.732, #174-174, William WELKER 40 NY farmer $4000-$500
                  Adaline 36 NY
                  Olery? (m) 5, Mary A. 2 NY
                  Joseph DUNCAN 20 NY farm laborer
Pg.732, #178-178, Perry DUNCAN 30 NY engineer $0-$0
                  Mary 23 NY
                  James A?. 2, Frances E/C. (f) 5/12 NY
                  Julius DUNCAN 17 NY

1870 Yates Co. NY Census
      No Duncan indexed


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, Julius M., C & E 49 NY Inf.; 1894 Oct. 4, Invalid Appl. #1161217, Cert. #1034302, Calif.; remarks C2544396. (MAD: ? b.1844, d. 1916 Napa Co. CA; ?? 1860 Yates Co. NY b.1843 NY)


McDonough Co. IL Deeds (McDonough Co. IL Deed Books at Western Illinois University Library, Macomb, IL)
      M-64: 15 May 1848, from Amy? Williams, Eliza Williams, Richard H. Williams, Mary H. Williams and Susan P. Husted, widow and heirs of Richard M. Williams, decd, of Potter? Town, Yates Co. NY, to John Duncan of McDonough Co. IL, $50, 160 acres NE 1/4 Sec. 19, 7N4W.
      M-84: 15 July 1848, from John Duncan and wife Margaret of McDonough Co. IL, to Amy Williams (same as M-64) & ..., $50, SE 1/4 Sec. 19, 7N4W, 160 acres. Wit. John G. Woodside, E.S? Woodside.

HISTORIES before 1923

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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