Duncans in Jasper Co. IA


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

Last revised July 30, 2008

Formed 1846 from Mahaska
Marshall formed 1846 from Jasper
Story formed 1846 from Jasper, Polk, Boone


1850 Jasper Co. Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Jasper Co. IA Census
Mariposa Twp.
Pg.821, #62-59, Henry DUNCAN 32 IN farmer $0-$75
                  Elizabeth 31 IN
                  Wm. T. 10, James 9 IN
                  John W. 5, Samuel V. 2 IA
                  (MAD: 1870 Mercer Co. MO census)
Pg.821, #63-60, Wm. DUNCAN 63 NC farmer $1200-$200
                  Elizabeth 50 TN
                  Louisa 21, Mattie (f) 19, Isaac 17 IN
                  (MAD: 1850 Boone Co. IN; ?? Isaac Duncan in 1870 Harrison and Mercer Co. MO census)
Pg.822, #68-64, Wm. DUNCAN 27 IN farmer $0-$30
                  Martha 30 KY
                  Frances M. (m) 2, Adaline 3/12 IA
Powsheik Twp.
Pg.892, #557-557, E.D. DUNCAN (m) 31 KY farmer $3000-$825
                  Lauretta B. 26 IL
                  Louisa K. 5 IL
                  Eleanora 3, Edward L. 1 IA
                  Elizabeth SAGER 11 IL
                  (MAD: Erasmus D. Duncan, 1850 Adams Co. IL census)

1870 Jasper Co. IA Census
Des Moines Twp., P.O. Prairie City
Pg.213, #31-31, DUNCAN, A.B. (m) 38 PA speculator $4000-$2000
                  Elisa (f) 33 MI dress maker
                  Tempest (f) 8 WI ("Wis")
                  Mollie (f) 2 IA
                  VALFORY?, Malvinay? (f) 24 OH seamstress
Pg.216, #83-83, DUNCAN, William 34 PA farmer $3600-$650
                  Margaret 33 IL keeping house
                  Sarah 10, Mary 8, Annie 3? IL
                  DUNCAN, Ruby (f) 26 IL teaching school
                  NICKSON, Thomas 21 NY (blank) $0-$750
                  (MAD: 1860 Montgomery Co. IL census)
Kellog Twp., P.O. Newton
Pg.311, #144-149, DUNCAN, Daniel 25 Prussia works on RR $200-$150, of foreign birth
                  Pheobe 30 Prussia keeping house
                  Harmon (m) 3, Mary Jane 1 IA at home
Malaka Twp.
Pg.340, #30-30, DUNCAN, Mary 49 OH keeping house $4000-$1300
                  George W. 23 OH works on farm $0-$200
                  Amelia 17, Mary P. 15 OH attending school
                  Anjello S. (m) 13 OH works on farm
                  SMITH, Anjello (m) 17 OH works on farm
                  (MAD: 1860 Highland Co. OH census, widow of Andrew J. Duncan; Amelia was Aurelia)
Powsheik Twp., P.O. Greencastle
Pg.419, #33-33, DUNCAN, Lucetta B. (f) 38 IL keeping house $4000-$450
                  Kate L. 16 IL at school
                  Edward L. 11 IA at school
Richland Twp., P.O. Newton
Pg.436, #40-44, DUNCAN, John J. 49 OH farmer $600-$300
                  Mary 36 OH keeping house
                  Thomas 14 OH farm laborer
                  Emmaline (f) 12 OH attend school
                  Josiah 2/12 IA b.March at home
                  (MAD: 1860 Monroe Co. IA census)

1880 Jasper Co. IA Soundex (looking for Isaac Wilbur Duncan b.1872-73 OH)
Prairie City, 2nd Street, Vol.17, ED 97, Sheet 11, Line 13
DUNCAN, William 44 PA (white male)
            Margarett 43 IL wife
            Mary 19, Anna 15 IL daus.
            Willie 8 IA son
            Polly 6 IA dau.
            Bessie D. 10/12 IA dau.
            & boarder
            (MAD: one James Dunkan, d. 6/1886 near Altoona, IA, enroute to the home of his brother, William Duncan, in Prairie City; James was born in Crawford Co. PA 3/7/1827, in 1836 to IL, in 1856 mar. Sarah C. Browning and moved to Geneseo, Henry Co. IL; no children; from pg.15, "Obituaries 1880-1900 From the Files of Prairie City News, for Prairie City and Jasper Co. IA" by Prairie City News; FHL film 1,421,575 item 3, and book 977.7594 V4p. MAD: perhaps 1850 Tazewell Co. IL census; see "Jos." in 1860 Henry Co. IL census)


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, Charles B., widow Duncan, Sarah C.; B & C 34 Iowa Inf.; 1880 June 14, Invalid Appl. #376259, Cert. #365057; 1904 Jan. 27, Widow Appl. #798717, Cert. #600201, Ark. (MAD: ? 1860 Monroe Co. IA census; see also Jasper Co. IA)
      Duncan, Eli J.; I 10 Iowa Inf.; 1879 July 24, Invalid Appl. #299948, Cert. #228142. (MAD: enlisted 28 August 1861, Private, age 23, Union; Resided in Newton, Jasper Co. IA; ? 1860 Linn Co. IA)
      Duncan, Erasmus D., widow Duncan, Lucetta, minor Wood, L.B., Gdn.; B 13 Iowa Inf.; 1863 March 23, Widow Appl. #15797, Cert. #24901; 1863 Oct. 23, Minor Appl. #36726, Cert. #31488. (MAD: enlisted 21 October 1861, 2nd Lieut, age 33, Union; Resided in Jasper County; Buried in Shiloh National Cemetery, Pittsburg Landing, TN; sec R.G., grave 1; 1850 Adams Co. IL; 1860 Jasper Co. IA)


"The Holmes family : of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Iredell Co., North Carolina, Jackson Co., Indiana and Jasper Co., Iowa, 1750-1976" by Lola Frances Murphy McMeen and Lola Vita Murphy Wilson, 1976 (FHL book 929.273 G694g)
      Pgs.6-7 in this book refer to Ransom Powell Holmes, b. Jackson Co. IN 11/14/1825, mar. 2nd Mary Ann Duncan on 8/7/1853 (MAD: mar. Washington Co. IN). Pgs.17-22 note that Mary Ann had a brother George Duncan who died in 1904 age 64, wife Hulda, son of George Allen Duncan, a school teacher, and Anna N. Lane. (MAD: George A. Duncan mar. Edith Downey 12/20/1826 Washington Co. IN; 1850 Washington Co. IN census) Ransom P. Holmes and family moved to Jasper Co. IA 1865; another brother of Mary Ann's, Charles B. Duncan, accompanied them on the trip.


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