Duncans in Jackson Co. IA


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

Last revised July 8, 2002

Formed 1837 from Wisconsin Territory
Guthrie formed 1851 from Jackson


1840 Jackson Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Jackson Co. IA Census
Farmers Creek Twp.
Pg.326, #658-658, Joshua DUNCAN 62 VA (blank) $0
                  Irina (f) 35 OH
                  John 10 OH
                  (MAD: Joshua Duncan mar. Sally Riley 8/31/1809 Adams Co. OH; 1820 & 1840 Brown Co. OH census; see Sac Co. IA history; bur. Clinton Co. IA)
South Fork Twp.
Pg.356, #1110-1110, Edward BATTELL 50 MA farmer $1200
                  Fanny 37 KY
                  Hariman 16 VT
                  Edward 12, Lucy 10, Charles 7 NY
                  Samuel DUCAN 12, Nancy 10 OH
                  Henry 8, Rhoda 6 IL
                  George BATTELL 2 IA
                  Ebeneser (m) 23 VT farmer $400
                  Franklin 22 VT laborer $100
                  Matilda 18 VT
                  (MAD: one Lemuel Duncan mar. Fanny Brown 5/18/1837 Brown Co. OH, in 1840 Brown Co. OH census; one Lemuel Duncan d. 6/2/1845 in 32nd year at Forks of Mocoqueta, Jackson Co. IA, married, 4 children, from 8/15/1845 issue of "Western Christian Advocate"; from "Abstracts of Obituaries in the 'Western Christian Advocate' 1834-1850" by Margaret R. Waters, Dorothy Riker and Doris Leistner, 1988; pg.134, FHL book 973 V4w)

1860 Jackson Co. IA Census
Otter Creek Twp.
Pg.114, #801-747, Asa DUNCAN 59 KY farmer $0-$0
                  Mary 60 KY
                  Reuben SHORT 47 KY
                  Narcissa 40 TN
                  Elisha B. (m) 17, George W. 15 WIsc
                  Sarah A. 8, Joshua A. 6 IL
                  Johnathan T. 3, Mary L. 10/12 WIsc
                  (MAD: 1850 Dubuque Co. IA census)
South Fork Twp.
Pg.458, #1478-1478, Edward BATTLES 60 MA farmer $2000-$1400
                  Fanny 47 KY
                  Saml. DUNCAN 22 OH laborer
                  Francis (m) 20 OH laborer
                  Rhoda 16 IL
                  Edward BATTLES 22, Chas. 17 VT
                  Geo. 12 IA
                  (MAD: ? Samuel in 1870 Crawford Co. IA census)

1870 Jackson Co. IA Census
Otter Creek Twp.
Pg.62, #111-111, DUNCAN, Mary 70 KY keeping house $3000-$1100
                  POWANEL, Elizabeth 30 MD ("Maryland") domestic
                  CURTIS, Hannah 68 Prussia, without occupation, of foreign birth


"IA Cemetery and Grave Records, Jackson-Jones Counties" by WPA (FHL film 1,023,101; from Kathy Zehner 2/1993 with permission to share 7/2001)
      Jackson Co.: Duncan, Thomas 1856-1930; Mt.Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa


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 P., widow Gillilan, Susan Duncan; I 46 Ia. Inf.; 1890 Sept. 2, Invalid Appl. #966025, Cert. #776268, Iowa; 1916 Oct. 2, Widow Appl. #1077645, no cert., Cali. (MAD: 1860 Cedar Co. IA census; ?? 1850 Jackson Co. IA census)


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