Duncans in Waukesha Co. WI


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

Last revised August 26, 2007

Formed 1846 from Milwaukee


1850 Waukesha Co. WI Census
Pg.248, #156, Thos. DUNCAN 34 SCT farmer $600
                  Elizabeth 32 SCT
                  Wm. 12, Thos. 10 SCT
                  John 8 SCT
                  David 5 NY
                  Francis (m) 2 WI
                  (MAD: Thomas Duncan b. 7/2/1815, Kinross, SCT, son of William Duncan & Jean Carmichael, mar. Elizabeth Cation 12/30/1836 Fife SCT, 1842-1847 Wyoming Co. NY, d. 12/18/1895 LaSalle Co. IL, from info of Donna Catterick; 1870 Rock Co. WI census)

1860 Waukesha Co. WI Census
Ottawa P.O.
Pg.961, #894-892, Thomas DUNCAN 45 SCT farmer $2100-$0
                  Elizabeth 43 SCT
                  Wm. F?. 21, Thomas 19 SCT farm laborers
                  John 18 SCT farm laborer
                  David 15 NY farm laborer
                  Frank 12, James 9 WI
                  George 5, Eliza 1 WI
                  (MAD: Frank Duncon in 1880 Mitchell Co. IA census)

1870 Waukesha Co. WI Census
Pg.282, #129-129, WRIGHT, Aaron (m) 74 NY Retired farmer $800-$4500
                  Ellen 66 NY keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Belle 19 NY at home with Wrights

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Henry County, Illinois" by Henry L. Kiner; pub. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1910, 1901 pgs. (LH5436, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.338 D3k v.1&2 and film 934,987 items 1-2)
      Vol.II, pg.867-868: GEORGE BAXTER DUNCAN, M.D. ... One of the best known physicians of Henry county is Dr. George Baxter Duncan, who has lived in Kewanee since 1897 and is now recognized as one of its leading medical men. He was born in Waukesha county, Wisconsin, October 26, 1854, a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Cation) Duncan. The father was a native of Scotland, who came to the United States when twenty-five years old, about 1830. Although a tailor by trade, he began farming upon his arrival in the new world. He had learned his trade in Edinburgh. His death occurred when he was eighty years old, but his wife died when sixty-two years old.
            Dr. Duncan was educated in the country schools and remained on the farm until he was twenty-three years old, when he decided to begin the study of medicine at Milton, Wisconsin, and was graduated in 1896 from what was then the National Medical College of Chicago but is now the Homeopathic Medical department of the Northwestern University. Subsequent to his graduation, Dr. Duncan went to Constantine, Michigan, but in 1897 located in Kewanee and has been in active practice here ever since. He is a member of the Physicians Club of Kewanee, ...
            In December, 1877, Dr. Duncan married Ella Whitbeck, a daughter of Jacob and Margaret Whitbeck, of Floyd, Iowa. She was graduated from the same school of medicine as her husband in the same class but has retired from active practice. Three children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Duncan, namely: Maud, who married Arthur Caverno, of New York city, manager of the Kewanee Water Supply Company; Edith, who married Fred Steer, of Kewanee, assistant foreman of the National Tube Works of Kewanee; and Ida, who married Thomas M. Biddlecombe, principal of schools of La Fayette, Illinois. Dr. Duncan is an excellent physician ...


Return to Index to Duncan Research Files in Wisconsin

Return to The Genealogy Bug's Home Page