Duncans in Walla Walla Co. WA


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

Last revised June 30, 2001

Formed 1854; original county
Spokane formed 1858 from Walla Walla
Klickitat formed 1859 from Walla Walla
Yakima formed 1865 from Walla Walla
Columbia formed 1875 from Walla Walla


1870 Walla Walla Co. WA Census
Waitsburg Precinct
Pg.289, #10-11, DUNCAN, Robt. 50 WV farmer $3000-$0
                  Sarah 37 VA keeping house
                  EASTERBROOKS, D. (m) 8 OR
Pg.289, #11-12, HANEY, James 30 IN farmer $1500-$600
                  Mercey (f) 24 OH keeping house
Pg.289, #11-13, DUNCAN, M.J. (m) 24 AR farmer $0-$1500, father of foreign birth
                  Nancy 17 OR keeping house
Pg.289, #12-13, HANEY, John 45 NY mule packer $0-$2500
                  Henry 37 NY mule packer
                  BALL, Wm. 35 MO mule packer
Pg.290, #25-26, GEER, H.J. (m) 41 OH broom maker $700-$400
                  Ann 30 MO keeping house
                  Judd (m) 2 OR
                  DUNCAN, Richd. 10 MO

1880 Walla Walla Co. WA Census
Walla Walla City
Pg.(bef.191), #240, DUNCAN, Jas. R. 31 single hamp? maker MO KY KY
Pg.191-1/2, #396, DAY, J. Harvey 64 single druggist VA VA VA
Pg.191-1/2, #397, CROPP, Ja. F. 25 Mar dur yr Phys. VA VA VA
                  Ida 19 wife IL IL IL
Pg.220-1/2, #67, WHEELER, Charles W. 28 Mar. teacher MO KY KY
                  Alice .....
                  Emerson L. 2 Wash. Ter.
                  Elmer 7/12 b. Oct. Wash. Ter
Dist. #3
Pg.234A, #291, HUNGATE, Calvin, 29 Mar. farmer IL KY KY
                  Julia ....
                  Freddie, Oct. 79, son Wash. Ter. IL -
                  Lovi 26 brother Wash Ter. KY KY
Dist. #50
Pg.255, #17, DUNCAN, Wm. J. 35 Mar. Farmer IL (blank) (blank)
                  Mary 30 IL NC VA
                  Charles 12 son IL - IL
                  (MAD - should be Charles Thompson)
                  Myrtle 4 dau CA - IL
                  Stella 1 dau Wash. T. - IL
Pg. 258-1/2, #1, HUNGATE, Harrison H. 44 Mar. stock raiser IL KY KY
                  Mary C. 43 Mar. MO TN IL
                  Charles A. 22 single farmer IL KY MO
                  Ella 17 school IL KY MO
                  Lizzie 13 CA KY MO; Laura 8 CA KY MO;
                  Lulu 6 Wash. T KY MO
Pg.267, #19, DUNCAN, Neal G. 27 millworker IN - - mar. dur. year
                  Mabel 19 wife MO MO TN

HISTORIES before 1923

1882 "Historic Sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia & Garfield Cos., Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon," by Frank T. Gilbert, Portland, Ore., pub. by Print. House of A.G. Walling (FHL film 928,566 item 2)
      Immigration Roll of 1843 (Oregon): Duncan, James

1882 "History of Mercer and Henderson counties : together with biographical matter, statistics, etc. gathered from matter furnished by the Mercer and Henderson County historical societies, interviews with old settlers, county, township and other records, and extracts from files of papers, pamphlets, and such other sources as have been available" 1414 p., pub. by H.H. Hill and Co., printed by Shepard & Johnston (FHL film 6,071,026 non circulating) OR "History of Mercer County, together with biographical matter, statistics, etc. : gathered from matter furnished by the Mercer County Historical Society, interviews with old settlers, county, township and other records, and extracts from files of papers, pamphlets, and such other sources as have been available, containing also a short history of Henderson County" 912 p., pub. by H.H. Hill (FHL film 924,492 item 1 and 1,000,507 item 2)
      Pg.1187, Walnut Grove Township: Mr. WILLIAM J. CHARD, son of William and Mary Chard, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, emigrated from Scioto Co., that state, to Warren Co., IL, in 1845; but after a residence of one year there came to Walnut Grove township, Henderson Co., and settled near where Mr. Chard now resides. Cast upon his own resources and compelled to make a choice of an occupation, the independent life of a farmer was chosen by Mr. Chard. Beginning life with nothing, he has now about him all the comforts of life, having for many years given his attention to stock raising and farming. On November 30th, 1854, he was married to Miss Louisa Jane Duncan, daughter of Charles Duncan, of McDonough Co. IL. Of this marriage there are seven children, the eldest of whom, Calvin D. died when but two years of age. All the rest, Alfred M., Louella J., Ola E., Charlie D., Dennis A., and Harry L., are at home with their parents. In 1878, after a tour through the west to Walla Walla, Washington Territory, where he is planning to remove soon, Mr. Chard returned to his home, where he has exceeding happiness in his home relations of his six interesting children.
      (Written on front page of this book: "Presented to M.D. Chard By William J. Chard, April 3, 1883, Capay, California")

1913 "History of Yolo County, California, with biographical sketches" by Tom Gregory, pub. by Historic Record Company (CA State Library book qc979.451 G8; FHL film 547,559 item 1)
      Pg.304-306: JAMES M. McHENRY ... January 25, 1875, Mr. McHenry married his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Duncan) Keithly, born near St. Joseph, MO. ... Elizabeth Duncan was the daughter of Charles and Dorcas (Coffman) Duncan, natives of Tennessee and Maryland, respectively, and received her education in the public schools near St. Joseph, MO. Her paternal grandfather, Joel Duncan, of Scotch parentage, was also a native of Tennessee and settled in McDonough Co. IL, where he farmed until his death. His son Charles spent his youth in Illinois, removing later to Andrew Co. MO, where he operated a farm for a time. Later he located in Henderson Co. IL, where he remained until 1864, going thence to California, with his wife and seven children ... They reached Yolo Co., where Mr. Duncan filed upon a homestead near Plainfield, ... Mr. Duncan was united in marriage with Dorcas Coffman, who was born in Maryland and who accompanied her parents to Hancock Co. IL. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were blessed with the following children: Louisa J., now Mrs. W.J. Chard, of Washington; Mary C., who became the wife of H.H. Hungate, and who now resides in Walla Walla, Wash.; Elizabeth, Mrs. McHenry; William J., who makes his home in Waitsburg, Wash.; Nancy A., now Mrs. J.T. McJunkin of Hanford, Cal.; H.C., who resides in Fair Oaks, Cal.; James C., of Shasta county; and Lane, who prior to his removal to Garfield Co. WA, served for eight years as clerk of Yolo county. ...


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