Duncans in Davis Co. UT


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

Last revised August 25, 2007

Formed 1850 from Salt Lake
Morgan formed 1862 from Davis, Summit


1850 Davis Co. UT Census (State of Deseret)
Pg.10, #118, James DUNCAN 56 TN farmer $1135
                  Hulda 38 TN
                  Susan 17, Matilda 15 IL
                  Rebecca 9, Hulda 7 IL
                  John 6 IL

1860 Davis Co. UT Census
Pg.17 (352), #118-111, Jas. DUNCAN 63 TN farmer $600-$800
                  Huldah 43 TN
                  Rebecca J. 18, Jno. 15 IL
                  Fred 14 IL
Pg.32, #223-203, Chas. DUNCAN 38 SCT farmer $300-$150
                  Margaret 23 SCT
                  Margaret 15 SCT
                  Jno. S. 6, Chas. 6 UT
                  Agnes A. 3, Sarah 1 UT

1870 Davis Co. UT Census
Pg.232, #95-95, DUNCAN, Charles 43 SCT stone mason $300-$700, parents of foreign birth
                  Margaret 45 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  John 16, Charles 10 UT at home, parents of foreign birth
                  Archibald 11, Agnes 13 UT, parents of foreign birth
                  Sarah 6, Tenie (f) 1 UT, parents of foreign birth
Farmington pg.2 (pages ca 153-157 bound between pages 262 and 263)
Pg.154-5, #19-19, DUNCAN, Peter 28 SCT farmer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Ann 28 SCT, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 4, Jane 2, Peter 1 UT, parents of foreign birth


Index to War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications; National Archives Film (FHL film 840,458)
      Duncan, James, widow Huldah; SO 10217, SC 18546, WO 36123, WC 25455 (254552?); BL 81905-40-50, 87774-120-55; Private Capt. William Creel's Co. TN Mil. 3/14/1814 to 5/20/1814; Res. of soldier 1855, Stakes Ward, Utah, 1871 Bountiful, Davis Co. UT; res. of widow 1879 Bountiful, Davis Co. Utah; maiden name of widow: soldier's 1st wife Rebecca Herriman, widow Huldah Jones m. March 7, 1833, Marion, Williamson Co. IL; soldier d. May 4, 1874, Bountiful, Utah; widow d. Feb. 22, 1887, Bountiful, Utah; Remarks: soldier's two disch. ctfs. are in brief. Soldier alleges he served 90 days in Indian War in 1832 as 1st Lieut. in Capt. Armstead Holman's Co., Ill. Mil., discharged Oct. 17, 1832.

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, John, widow Duncan, Martha; Indian Wars, 1866-1866, Capt. Andrew Bigler's Co. Utah Cav.; 1917 May 26, Ind. Wid. Appl. #12527, no cert., Act of March 4, 1927?, Utah; remarks, Died Feb. 1, 1878, Bountiful [Davis Co.], Utah.

HISTORIES before 1923

"Tullidge's histories. : containing the history of all the northern, eastern and western counties of Utah, also the counties of southern Idaho : with a biographical appendix of representative men and founders of the cities and counties : also a commercial supplement, historical." by Edward W. Tullidge; pub. Salt Lake City?: E.W. Tullidge, 1889, 933 pgs. (LH12388, HeritageQuest images 4/2007 & 5/2007; FHL book 979.2 H2t and film 1,000,614 item 2)
      Pg.67. Davis County [Utah]. Simon Baker wintered in North Canon in 1848-49 ... he made a road into the canon and brought out a large amount of timber for the benefit of the settlers; ... Sam Duncan, ...
      Pg.330: Reorganization of the county courts, Feb. 7, 1852 ... judge of probate court, ... for Iron County [Utah], Chapman Duncan [April, 1852].

1913 "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah" by Frank Essholm (from Sharon Koleber 12/2001 and FHL fiche 6,053,257)
      Pg.152 (photos): James Duncan, born May 1, 1794, in Robertson County, Tenn. Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1848, Heber C. Kimball Company. Farmer.
      Pg.850: DUNCAN, JAMES (son of John and Lydia Duncan). Born May 1, 1794, in Robertson County, Tenn. Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1848, Heber C. Kimball company. Married Rebecca Herring Feb. 20, 1823, who was born March 25, 1807, and died June 11, 1830; their children: James M. b. Sept. 12, 1826, died; Malinda b. June 14, 1827, d. July 17, 1844; Susan b. June 17, 1829, m. Joseph Henrie. Family home Bountiful, Utah. Married Huldah Jones, March 7, 1823 (daughter of Chapwin and Ellen Jones), who was born May 4, 1813, in Wilson County, Tenn., came to Utah with husband and died Feb. 22, 1887; their children: William Riley b. May 16, 1834, died; Matilda Ann b. April 25, 1836, m. Charles Henry Stoddard; Rebecca Jane b. June 14, 1842, m. John Poorman; John b. April 24, 1845 (d. Feb. 1, 1873), m. Martha Lewis. ... Died May 4, 1874. (MAD: Bountiful, Davis Co. UT)


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