Duncan research files of
1850 Sacramento Co. CA Census
Pg.162, #545, Alex DUNCAN 17 AR baker in boarding house
Pg.178, #851, George E. DUNCAN 40 MA carpenter $3000
in boarding house
Pg.181, #920-966, Joseph DUNCAN Jr. 30 TN merchant
Pg.182, #939-989, Chas. DUNCOM M.D. 51 CT none $85000
Lucy 39 NY
Jackson FORD 18 IN none
Pg.209, #1575, Wm. DUNCAN 30 CANada miner
Jno. 24 CANada miner
Jno. HUDSON 35 IL miner
Mormon Island mines
Pg.213, #1675, H.G. DUNCAN (m) 24 KY miner
Pg.216, #1781, Willis DUNCAN 40 KY BLACK laborer (alone)
Pg.228, #2063, Jno. L. DUNCAN 29 KY seaman
w/other single men (miners. etc.)
1860 Sacramento Co. CA Census
Sacramento Ward 1
Pg.25, #249-206, Hotel (incl. other families)
Jno. M. DUNCAN 28 NJ merchant $5000-$15000
S?.E. (f) 24 MA ("Mass.")
Lizzie A. (f) 3 CA
Sacramento Ward 2
Pg.152, #1391-1300, F?.H. WARDEN 35 NH clerk $0-$4000
J.G. DUNCAN (m) 45 NH vegetable business $0-$1000
Pg.209, #1901-1805, S/L.R. DUNCAN (m) 38 PA farm laborer
Chesley WEBBER 30 MO? day lab. $350-$100
M. (f) 24 NY
E.E. (f) 6 IN, C.H. (m) 4 Iowa, A.E. (f) 1 CA
Pg.223, #2009-1908, S. HANNOCK (m) 27 BAVARIA merchant $0-$1200
M. (f) 24 BAVARIA
R. (f) 10/12 CA
M.J. CARLON (f) 31 RI servant $0-$200
Wm. DUNCAN 35 ENG day laborer
Henry SEPLW? 31 POLAND butcher $0-$0
Sacramento Ward 3
Pg.457, #1461-1412, Eugene SOULE 33 NY wagon making $0-$750
Martha 31 VT
Clarence E. (m) 1/12 CA
Tristam HOYLE (m) 21 WI blacksmith
L. DUNCAN (m) 40 ENG day laborer
T?. ROBINSON 22 PA plasterer
Sacramento Ward 4
Pg.511, #1912-1853, N. MILLIMAN (m) 50 NY variety store $0-$1200
Louis DUNCAN (m) 26 KY clerk
(MAD: ? 1850 Carter Co. KY census)
Pg.567, #2358-2287, Allen DUNCAN 25 KY boatman $0-$1500
Kate 27 IN
(MAD: Joseph Allen Duncan, 1850 Henderson Co. KY census)
1870 Sacramento Co. CA Census
Pg.148, #299-242, DUNCAN, John 42 ENG miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Abby 42 MI keeps house
Pg.150, #332-271, DUNCAN, James 44 ENG miner $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
Abby 37 NY keeps house
Sacramento, Ward 1
Pg.172, #1-1, "Howard Lail? G. House" (hotel?), includes
DUNCAN, Lareson (m) 24 CT clerk handman $0-$0
Pg.180, #95-126, "City Hotel" includes
DUNCAN, Peter 41 IRE cook hotel $0-$200, parents of foreign birth
Sacramento, Ward 3
Pg.299, #16-10, DUNCAN, J.A. (m) 36 KY servant hotel $0-$0
Kate 38 IRE keeping house, parents of foreign birth
Hattie (f) 9, Josephine 6 CA at school
George C. 4 CA at home
Pg.310-311, #73-16, HETZEL, Geo. 42 Canton? ("do") hotel keeper
and family & servants
DUNCAN, J.A. (m) 36 KY waiter $0-$0
Pg.314, #34-74, DUNCAN, Geo. 30 SCT brakeman RR $0-$0, parents of foreign birth, mar. in May? (Mar?)
Sarah A. 22 IL? keephouse, mar. in May? (Mar?)
Pg.318, #781-821, KILEY, J.W. (m) 27 NY clerk office $0-$0
CLAY, Wm. 25 MI machinist
McMANUS (blank) 36 IRE fireman, parents of foreign birth
DUNCAN, Ed. (m) 27 IRE waiter $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
DUCAN, Mary 22 IRE domestic, parents of foreign birth
DUNSCOMBE, C. (m) 46 NY domestic $0-$0
1880 Sacramento Co. CA Census (and from Rhonda Berry 8/1995)
Pg.321-A, Sheet 9, Supervisor's Dist. 2, Enumeration Dist. 112, San Joaquin Twp, 6/29/1880:
#118-122, HOWARD, Madison 45 TN TN TN single Farmer, unemployed 2 months during census year
Annie 39 IA ("Iowa") TN TN sister, Housekeeper, single
Mary Ellen 34 IA TN TN sister, assisting, single
Mary 80 TN TN ME ("Maine") mother, helping, widow
(MAD: Mary, widow of Ignatious Howard, was dau. of Marshall Duncan d.1839 White Co. TN & Susannah ----)
1910 CENSUS, SACRAMENTO CITY, SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (from Kathy Cawley 12/2005)
WARD 8, S.D.# 2, E.D.# 126, PAGE # 187, IMAGE 15 OF 32
2222 26TH STREET
JOHN H., HEAD, M/W, AGE 33, M1X, 4 YRS., OH./OH./OH., INSPECTER/BRIDGES
LAURA E., WIFE, F/W, AGE 33, M1X, 2 CHI. BORN, 2 LIVING, KS./WI./IA.
CLARA, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 2, CA./OH./KS.
LOUISE, DAUGHTER, F/W, AGE 1, CA./OH./KS.
DUNCAN, CLARA A., SISTER-IN-LAW, F/W, AGE 30, SINGLE, KS./WI./IA., STENOGRAPHER/MENS FURNISHING IND.
DUNCAN, JOHN T., BROTHER-IN-LAW, M/W, AGE 15, SINGLE, KS./WI./IA., AT SCHOOL
(KDC: see 1900 Barber Co. KS census for Charles A. Duncan)
1920 CENSUS, FRANKLIN TWP., SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (from Kathy Cawley 12/2005)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 76, PAGE 237B, IMAGE 14 OF 20
FRED W., HEAD, OWNS/MORT., M/W, AGE 39, CA./US/ENG., CAR BUILDER/R.R. SHOP
CLARA A., WIFE, F/W, AGE 40, KS./WI./IA., FARMER/GEN'L FARM
FREDERICK D., SON, AGE 4 5/12, CA./CA./KS.
GEORGE A., SON, AGE 3 ?/12, CA./CA./KS.
1930 CENSUS, SACRAMENTO CITY, SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (from Kathy Cawley 12/2005)
E.D.# 34-45, S.D.# 3, PAGE 226, IMAGE 29 OF 35
1303 ??? STREET
THERANE R., HEAD, RENTS/$20., M/W, AGE 32, M'd AT 28, CA./CA./CA., ELEC./AUTO.
MARGARET C., WIFE, F/W, AGE 32, M'd AT 28, CA./FRA./CAN.
BUELL, CLARA, HEAD, RENTS/$41., F/W, AGE 50, W'd, M'd AT 32, KS./MN./IA., BOOK BINDER/STATE PRINTING OFFICE
FREDERICK, SON, M/W, AGE 14, ATTENDS SCHOOL, CA./CA./KS.
GEORGE, SON, M/W, AGE 13, ATTENDS SCHOOL, CA./CA./KS.
Sacramento Co. CA Marriage Certificates, Book C (FHL film 1,302,097 item 3; did not check for others)
C-467: Marriage License, R.L. Duncan to M.B. Tilley, issued 25 Nov. 1868 by W. Bl?. Brown, County Clerk.
Return by Geo. R. Kelley, Minister of the Gospel at Elk Grove, that R.L. Duncan and M.B. Tilley were married at Elk Grove Nov. 26, 1868.
Recorded 18 Dec. 1868 at 9:30 A.M. (MAD: 1870 Solano Co. CA; also recorded Latah Co. ID)
CA Death Indexes, 1905-1929 and 1930-1939 (1905-1929 from CA State Library, Sacramento, and FHL microfilm 1,686,044, A to Emerson, Geo.; 1930-1939 from FHL microfilm 1,686,048, A to Hetterman)
MAD Note: An index to California Birth Records, 1905-1995, and California Death Records, 1940-1997, has been posted at Rootsweb:
Decedent name (8 characters maximum in first name); Spouse initials; Age, Place, Date of death; Year registered - State file number (MAD: added birth year)
Duncan, Albert H.; 71 years, Sacramento Co., died 12/20/20; 20-47696 (b.1849)
Duncan, Anita A.; spouse J.H.; 45 years, Sacramento Co., died 8/26/38; 38-49715
Duncan, Bobbie G.; 2 days, Sacramento Co., died 1/22/39; 39-4928
Duncan, Columbus E.; 18 years, Sacramento Co., died 10/19/35; 35-59026
Duncan, Corneliu; spouse M.; 55 years, Sacramento Co., died 11/14/17; 17-38298
Duncan, D. F.; 38 years, Sacramento Co., died 12/20/12; 12-36570
Duncan, Ed; 68 years, Sacramento Co., died 4/5/34; 34-22145
Duncan, Etta K.; spouse A.; 51 years, Sacramento Co., died 1/21/31; 31-4486
Duncan, Frank C.; spouse E.M.; 41 years, Sacramento Co., died 9/28/36; 36-55454
Duncan, George M.; 77 years, Sacramento Co., died 2/25/15; 15-5443 (b.1838)
Duncan, Granders L.; spouse O.; 78 years, Sacramento Co., died 12/10/33; 33-67687 (MAD: Granderson Lane Duncan, spouse Olive Chinn, son of Charles Duncan and Dorcas Coffman from McDonough Co. IL to Yolo Co. CA)
Duncan, James O.; spouse L.; 58 years, Sacramento Co., died 8/27/32; 32-44075
Duncan, Jessie; 21 years, Sacramento Co., died 10/7/06; 06-23567
Duncan, John B.; spouse M.E.; 44 years, Sacramento Co., died 11/25/23; 23-49790
Duncan, John; spouse I.; 45 years, Sacramento Co., died 10/26/38; 38-62026
Duncan, Joseph P.; 73 years, Sacramento Co., died 5/1/10; 10-12818 (b.1837)
Duncan, Mamie; spouse J.B.; 54 years, Sacramento Co., died 10/30/26; 26-48564
Duncan, Marian M.; 1 year, Sacramento Co., died 5/30/38; 38-31400
Duncan, Olive; spouse G.L.; 74 years, Sacramento Co., died 12/12/38; 38-75749
Duncan, Oscar; 64 years, Sacramento Co., died 1/4/38; 38-4669
Duncan, Z. Z.; 1 day, Sacramento Co., died 8/31/22; 22-35785
Sacramento Co. CA Deed Indexes
(MAD: looked for Madison Howard, Mary Ellen Howard, Mary Howard, Ann Howard)
1860-1869; Grantees Frank-Hy (FHL film 1,276,197) - no Madison Howard
1870-1879; Grantees Et-Johnson (FHL film 1,276,202)
Madison Howard from Enos H. Smith, agreement deed, Vol.95, pg.480, 10/6/1879
1870-1879; Grantors Gol-Lz (FHL film 1,308,515) - no Madison Howard
1880-1889; Grantees Gri-Leq (FHL film 1,276,208)
Madison Howard from Enos H. Smith, Vol.103, pg.493, 10/1/1881
1880-1889; Grantors Foster-Kil (FHL film 1,308,520) - no Madison Howard
1890-1899; Grantors Eaa-Ll (FHL film 1,308,525)
Probate Deed, Madison Howard decd. by Mary E. Howard admx, to Maurice Leavitt, Vol.171, pg.109, 12/14/1898 (MAD: deeds later than 1879 are not on film at Salt Lake)
Sacramento Co. CA Deeds
Deed Vol.95, pg.480: 6 Oct. 1879, Enos H. Smith of San Mateo Co. CA to Madison Howard of Sacramento Co. CA, for $1 paid, agree to sell the parcel in Sacramento Co. CA, the NE 1/4 Sec. 27, and SE diagonal half of NW 1/4 of Sec. 27, both Twp 7 North, Range 5 East of Mt. Diablo Meridian, containing 240 acres according to survey, together with improvements, for $4800, and Howard agrees to pay $4800, $1000 on the execution of this deed, $800 on 19 Sept. 1880, $1000 on 19 Sept. 1881, $1000 on 19 Sept. 1882, and $1000 on 19 Sept. 1883, with interest on the last four payments at 10% per annum payable yearly; that on receiving the $4800 and interest, Smith will deliver a deed for the land, Howard to keep it free from encumbrances except accruing taxes after 1879. /s/ Enos H. Smith, Madison Howard; wit. A.B. Venable. (FHL film 1,302,217)
Deed Vol.103, pg.493: 1 Oct. 1881, Enos H. Smith grantor, to Madison Howard grantee, for $4800 paid, convey a parcel of land in Sacramento Co. CA, being the N.East 1/4 and SE diagonal half of NW 1/4 of Sec. 27 in Twp. 7N Range 5E, Mt. Diable Meridian, containing 240a; that this deed is made in fulfillment of a title bond between said parties dated 6 Oct. 1879 and recorded in Book 95 of deeds page 480, records of Sacramento Co. /s/ Enos H. Smith. (FHL film 1,302,221; apparently payment was made early) (MAD: The San Joaquin Cemetery is located in Twp 7N Range 5E; this is where Alfred Coffman is buried, whose wife Elsie was a sister of Madison Howard.)
Sacramento Co. CA Recorders Office, 600 8th Street, Sacramento, CA (P.O.Box 839, zip 95812) (personal visit by MAD 9/1995; deeds on microfilm; extracted only, photocopy would have cost $10-$11 per page for 3-4 pages)
Deed Book 171, pg.108: In the Matter of the Estate of Madison Howard decd, Mary E. Howard, admx, made return of sale of real estate; matter came on to be heard 9 Dec. 1898, after due notice published in "Weekly Union" for 3 weeks, that Maurice Leavitt was highest bidder of $100 for 240 acres, in NE 1/4 Section 27, Township 7 North, Range 5 East, and expenses $23.85; probate judge's order confirming sale.
Pg.109: 13 Dec. 1898, at City of Sacramento, Sacramento Co. CA, Mary E. Howard, duly appointed administratrix of estate of Madison Howard decd, to Maurice Leavitt of same co. & state; that on 31 Oct. 1898 the Superior Court made an order of sale of real estate, described in the order, which was duly sold 25 Nov. 1898 for $100; copy of order recorded 13 Dec. 1898 in Book M, page (blank); sell 240 acres, the NE 1/4 Sec. 27, Twp. 7N Range 5E. /s/ Mary E. Howard, who appeared before C.A. Elliott, Notary Public, 13 Dec. 1898.
Sacramento Co. CA Probate Division Office, 800 J Street, Sacramento, CA (MAD personal visit 9/1995)
Their probate records start in 1923. Earlier files are at the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95814, phone (916) 264-7072. An appointment must be made to examine the old records. Had wanted the 1898 probate file of Madison Howard, son of Ignatious Howard and Mary (Duncan) Howard from White Co. TN.
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; F 1 Calif. Cav., Old War & Mexican War; 1891 Nov. 4, Invalid Appl. #1074624, Cert. #898238, NY; remarks, see Mex. War Inv. Cef. 15473. (MAD: enlisted 22 February 1864 at Sacramento, CA; Union Army, Corpl, Co.F 1st Cav. Reg. CA)
"Report of the Selective Service Administration of California" 1922, pages 372-373 (Placerville FHC book)
Name, City and County (MAD: have added county in parenthesis if different from city)
Duncan, Charles Curtis, Sacramento
Duncan, Grove L., Elk Grove (Sacramento Co.)
Duncan, John Thearon, Sacramento
Duncan, Orvil D., Fairoaks (Sacramento Co.)
Duncan, Ray C., Sacramento
Duncan, Samuel H., Sacramento
"Personal Name Index to the 1856 City Directories of CA" by Nathan C. Parker, 1980 (Placerville, CA, Library 3/1983; also FHL book 979.4 E42p)
This book included listings for J.M. Duncan and W.H. Duncan, of Sacramento, who previously resided in NJ.
"Cemetery Records of CA" 11 volumes, all vols. indexed, possibly by Historical Society (FHL book 979.4 V22L)
No Mary Howard or Madison Howard of about the right age or year of death.
Index to Vital Statistics, Sacramento Bee (newspaper), Sacramento, CA
1890 - no Mary Howard (FHL fiche 6,333,000)
1891-1892 - no Mary Howard (FHL fiche 6,331,430)
1889 no Mary Howard (FHL fiche 6,332,999)
Elk Grove (Sacramento Co. CA) United Methodist Church Records, 1865-1971; formerly "Federated Community Church of Elk Grove", formed by merger of Elk Grove Methodist Episcopal Church and the Elk Grove Presbyterian Church in 1923. (FHL film 1,579,662)
Members in Full Connection:
Coffman, Alfred, recd. 17 March 1878 by letter; withdrawn 16 July 1887
Coffman, Elsie, recd. 17 March 1878 by letter; withdrawn 16 July 1887
CA State Library, Sacramento, Information file index cards
Houser, Daniel to Howard, Mary El (FHL fiche 6,333,977 fiche 231)
Howard, Mrs. Mary - death, 5 March 1892 - Pg.8 Col.4 of the San Francisco Call newspaper.
Howard, Mary K. to Hubbell, Erma (FHL fiche 6,333,977 fiche 232) - no other Mary Howard about the right year.
CA State Library, Personal Visit 9/21/1995: No Madison Howard in the index cards.
Stockton, San Joaquin Co. CA, Newspapers - card index at San Joaquin Co. Public Library (MAD: see Sacramento Co. CA)
Houston, Earl to Longpoap, Rev. Paul E. (FHL film 1,765,957)
May Howard d. Stockton County Hospital, SI (Stockton newspaper) Oct 3, 1889; 3:4 (Pg.3 Col.4?)
(MAD: Stockton Daily Independent, July 1889 to July 1890, microfilm roll at CA State Library, 900 N St., Sacramento, CA; film can be ordered on inter-library loan. "May" Howard may or may not be a typographical error; it may or may not be Mrs. Mary Howard b.1800 TN)
MAD: Henderson Co. IL Extract of deed 32-217 (from Ronda Berry 3/1995):
Heirs of I. Howard. 30 Aug. 1876, Mary Howard, widow of Ignatius Howard, Madison Howard, Elsie Coffman and Alfred Coffman, Ann Howard and Mary Ellen Howard, heirs of I. Howard to John Hugenschutz, $875, SE 1/4 of Sec.19 and 12 acres off S.side of a tract of 24 acres on W.side of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec.8 in 9N5W. Notarized by F.M. Marion on 2 June 1876 in Sacramento Co. CA. He says he knows Alfred and Elise Coffman and they are who they say they are. #22726 (MAD: Alfred Coffman and 2nd wife Elsie Howard lived near Elk Grove in San Joaquin Co. CA; Mary Howard, and husband Ignatius Howard of 1850 Des Moines Co. IA census, was the dau. of Marshall Duncan and wife Susannah of 1830 White Co. TN census)
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