Duncans in Benton Co. OR


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

Last revised August 26, 2007

Formed 1847 from Polk
Umpqua formed 1851 from Benton & Linn; see Douglas 1863
Lincoln formed 1893 from Benton, Polk


1860 Benton Co. OR Census (corrections from Kathy Cawley 12/2001)
Soap Creek Precinct
Pg.5, #365-365, George C. DUNCAN 31 IL farmer $800-$700
                  Louisa 28 IL
                  Cerilda (f) 11 IA
                  Warren L. 6 OR
                  Sarah E. 9 IA
                  Phelix (m) 3 OR
                  Mary A. 5/12 OR
                  (MAD: 1850 Mahaska Co. IA census; 1870 Lane Co. OR census; born 1827 Franklin Co. IL, married Louisa 9/28/1848 or 10/1848 in Mahaska Co. IA, according to claim for land in Oregon per Vol.III #2013, "Genealogical Material in Oregon Donation Land Claims" by Gen. Forum of Portland, OR; FHL book 979.5 R2g)
Pg.36, #407-407, Mary PETTYJOHN 33 PA farmer $0-$400
                  John S. 12, Martha E. 10 MO
                  Ruben 8, James 6 OR
                  John F. DUNCAN 85 PA (blank) $0-$50
                  (MAD: 1840 Holmes Co. OH census, 1850 Holt Co. MO census)

1870 Benton Co. OR Census
Sub. Div. #5, P.O. Corvallis
Pg.94, #763-742, DUNCAN, Jno. N. 38 PA saddler $0-$800
                  Clara E. 30 NY keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Alfred R. 1 OR

HISTORIES before 1923

"An Illustrated history of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties : with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington." by G Blanchet, G J Rains, Narcisse Raymond; pub. unknown: Whipporwill Publication, 197-?, 1166 pgs.; pub. Chicago : Interstate Pub. Co., 1904, 941 pgs. (LH12358, HeritageQuest images 5/2007, 7/2007 & 8/2007; FHL book 979.75 D3i and film 1,036,104 item 1 and 396,346)
      Pg.470: ROBERT M. GRAHAM, stockman residing in town of Bickleton, early pioneer of eastern Klickitat to which he came in 1872, born in Holmes Co. OH, May 18, 1845; his father William was also born there in 1818, farmed ... to Oregon in 1852 to Benton county, in 1859 moved east of the Cascades to the Des Chutes river, in 1874 to Dayton, Washington, where he died twenty years later. His people originally came from Scotland, and his wife, Harriet (Duncan) Graham, was likewise of Scotch descent, but by nativity a Pennsylvanian, born in 1822. She crossed the plains to Oregon with her parents in 1852, and from that time until her death, in 1891, continued to be a resident of the west. The subject of this review was one of a family of eleven children, between six & seven years old when he came to Oregon with his parents ... (MAD: more on Robert M. Graham family & children, not copied) (MAD: per Babette Dague, 1989, Harriet Duncan was born Cumberland Co. PA)


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