Duncan research files of
1790 New York City, NY Census Pg.118 Alice Dunscomb 002xx 120 Daniel Dunscomb 204xx Edward Dunscomb 131xx 121 Daniel Dunscomb Jr 110xx 124 Alexander Duncan 102xx Montgomery Ward 125 Hone Duncan 104xx North Ward 126 Elizabeth Dunscomb 103xx 129 Daniel Dunscomb 132xx Henry Dunscomb 204xx 133 Thomas Dunkin 100xx West Ward 1800 New York Co. NY Census Pg.654 Mathia Dunscomb 11000 - 00002 NY Ward 1 658 Ezra Dunscomb 00010 - 01000 NY-1 692 Elizabeth Duncan 00300 - 00110 NY-3 702 Daniel Dunscomb 20001 - 20200 NY-3 728 Edward Dunscomb 42101 - 10220 NY-4 822 Stephen Duncan 00100 - 00101 NY-6 894 Sarah Duncan 00000 - 00010 NY-7 1810 New York Co. NY Census Pg. 20 Edward Dunscomb 01402 - 01101 31 Elizabeth Duncan 001(13)0 - 00110 NY Ward 2 87a George Duncan 10010 - 00100 NY-4 111b John Dukin 00010 - 00100 NY-5 113 William Duncan 10001 - 10201 NY-5 138 Thomas Duncan 10110 - 30100 NY-6 149 Elizah Duncan 00000 - 00000 NY-6 175 Charles Duncan 10010 - 30101 NY-7 218 Jacob Duncan Col. 00000 - 00000 NY-8 223a James Duncan 20110 - 21110 NY-8 226 George Duncan 01010 - 20110 NY-8 212 Nathaniel Duniken 30100 - 00010 NY-10 1820 New York Co. NY Census Pg. 12 John Dunscomb 300120 - 20200 NY Ward 1 16 John Duncan 100020 - 11010 NY-1 64 Elizabeth Duncan 100132 - 10111 NY-2 89 Mary Dunscomb 000121 - 00202 NY-3 116 Walter Duncan Free colored NY-4 130 George Duncan 000001 - 00001 NY-4 209 John R. Dunkan 100100 - 10101 NY-5 226 Edward Dunscomb 300010 - 01101 NY-6 232 James Duncan 100010 - 20010 NY-6 236 Andrew Duncan 110001 - 21010 NY-6 247 John Duncan 100020 - 20010 NY-6 297 Charles E. Duncan 010010 - 02000 NY-7 48 Susanna Duncan 000110 - 00001 NY-8 130 Joseph Dukins 010001 - 00110 NY-10 137 Jas. Dunscomb free colored NY-10 142 William Dunscomb 100100 - 00100 NY-10 1830 New York Co. NY Census Pg. 20 N.L. Dunscomb 1002,02 - 0001,1 NY Ward 1 28 Robert Duncan 2000,001 - 1011,01 NY-1 43 J. &? J. Duncan 0001,001 - 0101,002 NY-1 73 (blank) Duncan 0003,1 - 1010,1 NY-2 130 Mrs. Dunscomb 1001,03 - 3002,3400,1 NY-3 158 John Dunscomb 1012,01 - 0210,01 NY-4 210 Fleming Duncan 1000,01 - 1000,101 NY-4 222 Thomas Duncan 2000,01 - 1010,3 NY-4 240 John Duncan 0010,001 - 2120,11 NY-5 396 Wm. Duncan 1100,01 - 1000,1? NY-6 463 Andw. Dunkin 0000,0001 - 0100,0000,1 NY-6 81 Edward Dunscomb 3130,01 - 0104,01 NY-7 101 Ralph Duncan 0210,001 - 2000,01 NY-7 120 Charles E. Duncan 0001,0001 - 1100,2 NY-7 173 John R. Dinkin 1120,01 - 1100,1 NY-8 193 James Duncan 0011,401 - 0201,11 NY-8 202 James Duncan 1000,01 - 1100,1 NY-8 214 Thomas Donkins free colored NY-8 294 Alexander Duncan 0 - 0000,1 NY-9 (sic) 299 John Duncan Free colored NY-9 319 John Duncan Free colored NY-9 380 Margaret Duncan Free colored NY-9 56 W. Dunscomb 2200,01 - 0000,01 NY-10 339 Widow Duncan 0 - 0001,0001 NY-13 (faint) 344 John Duncan 0100,01 - 0100,01 NY-13 (faint) 433 James Dunkin 0000,001 - 0000,001 NY-14 461 Richd. Dunkins 0100,01 - 0100,1 NY-14 (faint) 1840 New York Co. NY Census Pg. 11 James Duncan 1100,01 - 0000,1 New York Ward 1 26 S.D. Duncan 1000,1 - 0010,1 NY-1 74 Jane Dunkin 11 - 0000,2 NY-2 124 Mary Dunscomb 0010,0021 - 0100,2010,01 NY-3 157 John F. Duncan 0000,201 - 2010,101 NY-4 192 Alfd. Duncan 0100,221 - 0010,221 NY-4 242 John Duncan 0010,2001 - 1122,101 NY-5 248 John Duncan 0001,2 - 0000,0000,1 NY-5 298 John Duncan 0001,11 - 0000,1001 NY-5 3 Archibald Duncan 0000,01 - 0021 NY-6 40 Thos. Duncan 1100,01 - 1000,01 NY-6 51 John Duncan 1000,2 - 0002,1 NY-6 71 James Duncan 0001,1000,1 - 0010,101 NY-6 98 Mrs. Duncan 0000,1 - 0001,1001 NY-6 166 Jane Duncan 0011,1 - 0011,0001 NY-7 173 Robert Duncan 1000,1000,01 - 1000,1 NY-7 319 Isabella Duncan 001 - 0120,01 NY-8 326 James Dunkin 0000,001 - 0010,001 NY-8 366 Alexr. Duncan Free colored NY-8 48 Alexander Duncan 0001,1000,1 - 0011,1000,1 NY-9 79 Richard Duncan 1110,01 - 0000,01 NY-9 128 Michael Duncan 1100,01 - 1000,01 NY-9 27 William Dunscomb 0122,001 - 1000,011 NY-11 59 James Duncan 0010,0001 - 0001,0001 NY-11 96 Mary Ann Duncan 0 - 0000,0001 NY-11 107 Francis Duncan 0100,01 - 0000,01 NY-11 152 Jeremiah Duncan 0000,04 - 0000,01 NY-12 262 Edward Duncan Free colored NY-13 277 Seth Duncan 0001,01 - 1000,11 NY-13 337 Walter Duncan 1100,2 - 0000,1001 NY-14 366 Alexr. Duncan Free colored NY-14 400 Thos. Duncan Free colored NY-14 432 John Duncan 0000,01 - 1200,01 NY-14 23 Thomas J. Duncan 0100,2 - 2000,2 NY-15 67 Charles Duncan 0000,1 - 0100,1 NY-15 98 James Duncan 2001,2101 - 1001,0101 NY-16 129 Robert Duncan 0000,1 - 1000,101 NY-16 178 Michal Duncan 1100,01 - 0100,01 NY-16 319 Mrs. Duncan 001 - 0010,101 NY-19
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1880 New York City, NY, Census (partial) (from Kathy Cawley 5/2004)
Pg.3, S.D.1, E.D.605; District #605, 229 East 82nd Street
Pg.272C, #14-22, DUNCAN, Dan'l L. 54 NY husband, Physician NY NY
Harriett 50 NJ wife, keeps house NJ NJ
Sussie M. (f) 14 NJ daughter, attends school NY NJ
HOLLOWAY, Henry 43 NJ boarder physician NJ NJ
(MAD: 1850-1860 Warren Co. NJ census; husband Daniel L. Duncan in 1870 Sussex Co. NJ census; wife Harriet in 1870 Ithaca, Tompkins Co. NY census)
New York, NY, Original Will (from Elizabeth Lee 3/1993 with permission to share)
Will of Thomas Duncan, Dated 9 Nov. 1758, Probated 10 Sept. 1760; Thomas Duncan of the City of New York, Merchant, in good state of health as I have been for some time past; To the Church Wards and Vestry of Trinity Church in the City of NY, £500 current money of New York to be put out on interest, and out of the interest to pay £20 to my sister Christian DeKay widow of Thomas Dey (MAD: at fold of page), lately deceased; the same £20 be punctually paid to her yearly for her life; the remainder of the interest of the £500 be applied towards clothing the poor children belonging to the Charity School in this City; after the death of my sister Christian DeKay, her £20 also be applied to the clothing; to my daughter Arabella Duncan £1000 as an equivalent sum to the sum of £1000 which I paid to my son George Duncan Ludlow on his late marriage with my daughter Frances; to my friend the Rev. Mr. Henry Barclay, and to my brother-in-law Gabriel Ludlow, two executors hereafter named, £50 NY Money to each of them to purchase a suit of mourning and for their troubles as being my executors; to my executors to be sold by them for the use of my two children, all my dwelling house and lot of ground and the improvements where I now live in the broadway in the City of New York which I purchased of the executors of Joseph Murray Esq. decd, and also all the rest of my real estate; for that purpose I authorize my executors or the survivors of them to sell the dwelling house, etc., and make a deed as good and sufficient as if it were made by me in my lifetime; all my Negro slaves, store of goods and all other estate be sold in some convenient time after my decease and the proceeds I bequeath to my daughters the said Frances Ludlow and Arrabella Duncan equally to be divided between them and to their heirs & assigns forever; the part heretofore given my daughter Arrabella Duncan by put out to interest for the life of my daughter; in case of her death before she arrives at age 21 or day of marriage, her part to my daughter Frances; in case of the death of my daughter Frances without issue, I give the same to my son in law George Duncan Ludlow and his heirs; appoint my friend the Rev. Mr. Henry Barclay and my brother in law Mr. Gabriel Ludlow, my son in law George Duncan Ludlow and my daughter Frances Ludlow executors; revoke any former wills; Dated 9 Nov. 1758. /s/ Thos. Duncan. Wit. Martha Dimmock, Marget Pillson, James Emott. City of New York, 10 Sept. 1760, appeared James Emott of the said City, Gentleman Attorney at Law, and Margaret Pillson the wife of Richard Pillson of the said City, mariner, who witnessed the will, and that they also saw Martha Dimmeck the other witness subscribe her name. On 10 Sept. 1760, appeared Henry Barclay, Gabriel Ludlow and George Duncan Ludlow, three of the executors, who were duly sworn to execute the will.
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William Duncan, Family Bible (photocopy of typed page, on reverse side of 3-hole punched typing paper; source not given; from Elizabeth Lee 3/1993 with permission to share)
Family Bible of William Duncan, printed in London in 1734, and owned in 1938 by Mrs. Albert L. Stokes, contains the following data on the fly leaves:
William Duncan was born Dec. 25, 1755
Elizabeth Duncan was born July 23, 1757
William Duncan Senr died Sept. 23, 1831 in the 76th year of his age
Georg Duncan born Feb. 15, 1790
Rosana Duncan born Feb. 25, 1792
William Duncan born Apr. 30, 1794
Catharine Duncan born Sept. 2, 1796
Margarett Duncan born Apr. 17, 1799
Francies W. Duncan born Jan. 20, 1801. (Middle initial added in different handwriting).
James D.L. Duncan born Feb. 8, 1805. (Middle initials added in different handwriting).
Jean Duncan born Aug. 14, 1808
Rachel Roberts born April 1745, married Feb. 1, 1788.
The following marriage certificate was found in the Bible:
New York Feby 1, 1788
I do hereby certify that William Duncan & Rachel Roberts are married according to the Rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America by me.
Ast. Minister of Trinity Church.
(In Keyport Weekly and Matawan Journal, Oct. 20, 1938)
Marriage records of Trinity Church, New York City. Feb. 1, 1788. Md. William Duncan and Rachel Roberts. (NYGBR 75:35)
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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, Alfred L., widow Duncan, Melissa C.; H 9 NJ Inf.; 1883 April 26, Invalid Appl. #481631, Cert. #655880, NJ; 1904 Feb. 18, Widow Appl. #800284, Cert. #581064, NY. (MAD: 1900 index, Brooklyn Wd.9, Kings Co. NY; 1880 pg.497D Meriden, New Haven Co. CT; 1870 pg.531, Wd.16 13th E.D. New York, NY; ? 1860 pg.296, Wd.1 Div.2, New York, NY)
Duncan, George S., widow Duncan, Mary E.; A 21 NJ Inf.; 1911 Apr. 3, Widow Appl. #962166, Cert. #725595, NY. (MAD: 1880 pg.192D 12th Wd Dist.10, New York, NY, 39 NJ; 1870 pg.80 W.12 ED 2, New York, NY, 28 NJ)
Duncan, William Butler; Lieutenant, 1878-1884, 1898-1898, 1917-1919; 1926 Sept. 30, Invalid Appl. #1556472, Law M/26?, Cert. #A-3-25-27, NY; remarks died Mar. 30, 1932, New York, NY. (dark card) (MAD: 1850 Providence Co. RI census)
Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers") 1865-1867, Group I, Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South (from Kathy Cawley 9/2007; MAD's extract)
Duncan, Samuel P., Oath of Allegiance of Samuel P. Duncan, late Capt. of C.A.??. under Genl. Taylor, CA, of the City of New Orleans, LA, sworn to in New York City, description: 5 feet 10-2/4 inches, blk hair, blue eyes, dark complexion. New York, July 6, 1865, petition of S.P. Duncan, having been an officer of the Confederate Army; when the rebellion was inaugurated I was in New Orleans and a Captain in the Fire Co. when the city was threatened with invasion the Fire Companies were organized into a Battalion of which I was elected the Major. When the city surrendered in 1862 I immediately returned to my father's residence near Natchez, Miss. Soon after reaching there I was conscripted and furnished a substitute who was regularly mustered into service. Under subsequent legislative action of the State in which I then was, I became a second time liable to military duty. When I applied for and received the position of volunteer aid on the staff of Brig. Genl. Slaughter. This position being afterwards abolished by the Confederate authorities at Richmond, I applied for and received a commission as Captain and A.A. Genl. which I held until the close of the war, being at that time on the staff of Lt. Genl. Taylor. On the surrender of Genl. Taylor I came here at the solicitation of my father Dr. Stephen Duncan formerly of Natchez Miss. now for two years past a resident of the City of New York, and I now respectfully appeal ... for pardon. Prior to the Emancipation Proclamation my property was worth over $20,000. What it is now worth or would now bring I have not the means of knowing. (Roll 27, Louisiana, Ad-Gi names, FHL film 1,758,765) (MAD: Natchez, Adams Co. MS)
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"Virginia Genealogies" from "William and Mary Quarterly" Series 1, Vol.8 (from Evelyn Sigler 5/1983; FHL book 975.5 D2gvw)
This volume contains the Christian Family Genealogy which includes Lucy Wood Dunscomb, wife of Asbury Christian and dau. of Major Andrew Dunscomb of Richmond, Henrico Co. VA, and Andrew's wife Philadelphia Duval, Andrew Dunscomb the son of Daniel Duncomb of New York City in 1775 whose will dated 1795 and codicil 1802 were filed in the Surrogates Court in New York City and mentioned his sons Andrew, Edward, Samuel Bedloe, and Daniel Dunscomb. (MAD: see also the Logan Co. KY Bible record of Samuel Duval Dunscomb)
"DeKay Family in America" by Leona Fisher, undated, includes the genealogy of Capt. George Duncan and Theunis Thomasen Qason Quick (FHL book 929.273 D369f and film 1,321,147 item 2)
Pgs.26-28. DUNCAN. This article includes the family of George Duncan, died 1720/30, buried Trinity Church, NY; children include Frances Duncan who mar. her cousin Gabriel Ludlow, Michael Duncan, James Duncan, George Duncan Jr. b. 11/6/1705 mar. Martha Ludlow d. 1785, Christiana Duncan mar. Col. Thomas DeKay, and Thomas Duncan d. 1760. The article gives many more details.
"New England Historic & Genealogical Register" by NE Hist. Gen. Society" Vol. CXL, July, 1986 (from Mary Louise Craven 12/1986)
Pgs.211-218 contain an article about Alexander Duncan, 1805-1889, of Scotland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and England, by Kip Sperry. Alexander Duncan was naturalized 3/2/1827 in City of New York, was also in records of Ontario Co. NY and New Haven Co. CT; mar. Sarah Butler 10/11/1827 New Haven Co. CT; lived Providence, RI; this source should be consulted about their family. Their son William Butler Duncan mar. Jane Percy Sargent 11/22/1853 in New Orleans, LA, and was involved in land transactions in several states.
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