Duncans in Racine Co. WI


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

Last revised June 23, 2010

Formed 1836 from Brown
Kenosha formed 1850 from Racine


1840 Racine Co. WI Census
Pg.95  E.G. Duncan      0000,1  -  1000,1

1850 Racine Co. WI Census
Pg.190, #9, Mary DUNCAN 39 CT
                  Mary 11, George 9, Henry 1 WI
                  (MAD: George Duncan in 1860 Winnebago Co. IL census)

1860 Racine Co. WI Census
Racine 2nd Ward
Pg.448, #457-413, Jacob KARRETTI 35 Wertemburg (GER) farmer $0-$0
                  Barbara 37 Wertemburg
                  John 1 WI
                  David STEINER 26 Wertemburg farmer $0-$0
                  Henry FIREMAN 39 Saxony shoemaker $0-$500
                  Fredina 19 Saxony
                  Malona (f) 8/12 WI
                  Harrison FELLENS? (m) 19 VT sailor $0-$0
                  Susan A. DUNCOMB 16 CANada
Racine 3rd Ward
Pg.476, #696-640, Charles S. DUNCOMB 39 NY physician $3000-$500
                  Susan 36 NY
                  William 8 CANada
Pg.477, #697-641, Hileary LUCHINGER (m) 44 SWITZ weaver $800-$100
                  Maria 40 SWITZ
                  Lybella (f) 14, Charles 10 PA
                  Hilary (m) 6 WI
                  Kate DUNCOMB 6 CANada
                  (MAD: Hilary & Hileary as spelled)

1870 Racine Co. WI Census
Pg.298, #154-257, students at school, Racine College
                  DUNCON, Wm. 17 WI at school
Pg.319, #539-553, DONKIN, Brill? (m) 28 PRU day laborer $0-$100, mar. in May, parents of foreign birth
                  Anna 18 PRU keeping house, mar. in May, parents of foreign birth
                  (MAD: indexed Bill Donkin, but it looks more like Brill)
Racine, Ward 2
Pg.362, #64-63, DUNCOMB, Chas. 48 NY homeo? physician $8000-$1000
                  Susan 46 NY (blank)
                  William 18 CAN student
                  Catherine 16 CAN
                  Jenny 9 WI
                  JENSEN, Christina 21 DENMARK dom. servt., parents of foreign birth
                  HUMPHREY, Theron (m) 64 NY farmer $0-$200
                  Jane 48 NY
Racine, Ward 4
Pg.421, #239-253, DEINKEN, Albert 28 PRU day laborer $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Anthony 30 PRU saloon keeper $0-$150, parents of foreign birth
                  Theodore 22 PRU day laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  Herman (m) 26 PRU day laborer
Pg.469, #25-25, SNAPP, Elias 33 NY farmer $7000-$1500, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 29 NY keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Minnie? (f) 8 PRUSSIA, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNKEN, Fred 24 PRUssia farm la., parents of foreign birth
                  PAUL, Henry 20 BADen farm la., parents of foreign birth
                  (MAD: birthplaces as given)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement" by Mrs. D.H. Flett; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916, 1216 pgs. (LH8996, HeritageQuest images 5/2007 & 7/2007; FHL book 977.596 H2s v.1&2 and film 962,980 items 1 & 3)
      Pg.70: Settlers of 1837 -- George E. Duncan, ...
      Pg.91: First Election .. April 4, 1837, elected constables ... E.G. Duncan. (MAD: initials as given)
      Pg.123: Rochester Township ... Quite a number of immigrants came to the township in 1837, among whom may be mentioned George E. Duncan, ...

1877 "The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and self-made men : Wisconsin volume." pub. Chicago : American Biographical Pub. (FHL fiche 6,051,214; Placerville FHC 10/2007)
      Pg.64: CHARLES SPENCER DUNCOMBE, M.D., Racine. Charles S. Duncombe, a native of Middleburgh, Schoharie county, New York, was born on the 18th of November, 1821, and is the son of Elijah E. Duncombe and Catharine Bouch Duncombe. His ancestors have been somewhat noted for their longevity. His great-grandfather, a revolutionary soldier, was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill. His grandfather removed to Canada in 1819, whither his father went three years later. He was a prominent man in his community, highly respected by all, and for more than forty years a practicing physician in Saint Thomas. Two of his uncles, Charles and David Duncombe, also physicians, served in the provincial house of parliament during a period of twelve years. Charles, therefore, being raised under such influences, naturally inclined to the medical profession.
      During his boyhood he attended the common schools of his adopted home in Canada, whither his parents had moved when he was one year old, and besides had the advantages offered by a seminary in London. At the age of seventeen he engaged in teaching, and two years later began the study of medicine, under the supervision of his father, and soon afterward pursued a course of study in the Medical College, at Geneva, New York, attending two courses of lectures, and graduating on the 23d of January, 1844. In the ensuing spring, ... settled in Walworth county, Wisconsin ... four years ... then returned to Saint Thomas, Ontario, ... twelve years. To Wisconsin in the spring of 1860, settled at Racine, his present home ... His political sentiments are republican, ... religious communion Dr. Duncombe is identified with the Episcopal church. He was married on the 24th of January, 1844, the day after his first graduation, to Miss Susan A.C. Baker, and by her has one son and two daughters. (MAD: "Baker" as given)

1879 "History of Racine and Kenosha counties, Wisconsin" pub. by Chicago, Western Historical Co. (FHL book 977.59 H2r; Sacramento FHC 10/2007)
      Pg.577: City of Racine. CHARLES S. DUNCOMBE, physician and surgeon, was born in Elkhorn, Schoharie Co., N.Y., and graduated at the Geneva Medical College in 1844, and from the Hahnemann Medical College in 1861; he came to Wisconsin in May, 1844, and settled in Lyons, Walworth Co., where he lived four years, and then went to Canada and practiced there until the fall of 1858; in May, 1860, he came to Racine; he served as Assistant Surgeon in the 22d Wis. Regt. V.I.; he is a member of the Wisconsin Medical Association. He married, Jan. 24, 1844, Susan A.C. Barker, who is a native of Geneva, N.Y.; they have three children -- Wm. E., Kittie E., and Jennie M.M. Mr. and Mrs. Duncombe and daughters are members of the Episcopal Church. (MAD: "Barker" as given)

"Biographical review of Dane County, Wisconsin, containing biographical sketches of pioneers and leading citizens." pub. Chicago, Biographical Review Pub. Co., 1893 (Sutro Library microfilm \MICRO-FILM\258\Reel 5\Book 12, 3/24/2010; MAD's extract)
      Pg.157-160: Hon. William Penn Lyon. The subject of this sketch, one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin, is the son of Isaac and Eunice (Coffin) Lyon. He was a native of Chatham, Columbia Co. NY, born Oct. 28, 1822. His parents were ... Quakers ... In 1841 when he was nineteen years old he accompanied his father and family to Wisconsin and settled at what is now the town of Lyons, in Walworth Co., and he resided until 1850. Worked farm until spring 1844, the entered office of the late Judge Gale as a student of law, summer returned to farm work, ... fall of 1845 again became a law student ... 1846 admitted to bar in Walworth county. Justice of Peace of town of Hudson, now Lyons, ... In 1847 Judge Lyon ... married .. Miss Adelia C., the accomplished daughter of the late Dr. E.E. Duncomb, of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. ... In 1850 removed to Burlington, Racine Co., until 1855, then to city of Racine until 1861, District of Attorney 1855-1858 of Racine Co., 1859 chosen as Representative in Wisconsin Legislature and was made Speaker. ... August 7, 1861, Captain of Company K, Eighth Wisconsin Infantry ... (more on war service, became Colonel) ... mustered out of service 11th Sept. 1865. He was subsequently brevetted Brigadier-General of the US Volunteers to date from October 26, 1865. ... Chosen Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Wisconsin ... In 1879 Judge Lyon was the Republican candidate for Congress in the 4th District but was defeated -- filled a vacancy on Supreme Bench on 20 Jan. 1871, ... elected in 1878 and 1884 for 10 years ... There are two surviving children of the family of Judge Lyon: Clara Isabel, born in 1857, the wife of J.O. Hayes, Esq.; and William Penn, Jr., born in 1861. Both reside in California.


"Territorial Papers, Wisconsin Territory, 1836-1848, 1836-1839" Vol. XXVII (CA State University, Sacramento, library)
      Pg.18-20: Petition to Congress by Inhabitants of Rock River, referred March 7, 1836: That the inhabitants of Root River have already surveyed a road from that place through; a regular line of post coaches will be established between the two extremes crossing an important point of Fox River (footnote that the Fox River 'of Illinois' which flows in a southerly course through the present Wisconsin counties of Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha and joins the Illinois River at Ottawa, IL, is the Fox River referred to here) which will undoubtedly be an established county seat, then to the Rapids on this river, then to Cassville already designated as the Capitol. Petition to establish a Post Rout immediately. (Footnote that a mail route from Racine at the mouth of Root River to Cassville, with a branch to Galena, IL, via Wisconsin City, was provided by an act approved July 2, 1836.) Signed by Geo. E. Duncan (footnote that he also signed the petition on page 13; not copied), among others.


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