Duncans in Hamilton Co. IL


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1821 from White


1830-1850 Hamilton Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Hamilton Co. IL Census
Town of McLeansboro
Pg.149, #954-955, Columbus? C. CARPENTER 20 IL atty-at-law $500-$775
                  Caroline EDICK 25 NY domestic
                  Mary DUNCAN 16 TN domestic

1865 Hamilton Co. IL State Census (from Tammy Duncan 8/1988)
Twp.5S R6E
Pg.28, line 36: Duncan, John T., males: 3 0-10, 1 50-60;
                        females: 1 0-10, 4 10-20, 1 50-60

1870 Hamilton Co. IL Census (and from June Ricketts 11/1985 and Tammy Duncan 8/1988)
Twp.5S Range 7E, taken 7/21/1870, P.O. McLeansboro
Pg.604, #227-227, DUNCAN, John 48 NC farmer $800-250
                  Sarah 50 TN
                  Louisa 22, Andrew 18, Sarah P. 15 TN
                  John B. 14, Oscar 12, Alice 7 TN
                  Elihu 3 IL
                  (MAD & TD: mar. Sarah C. Dyke 5/5/1841 Monroe Co. TN, 1850 Monroe Co. TN census)
Pg.604, #229-229, DUNCAN, Richard 48 TN farmer $1600-650
                  Nancy 49 TN
                  Tennesee (f) 20, Daniel H. 16, Herecules 14 TN
                  Franklin 9, William 13, James 6 TN
                  Alexander 4 IL
                  GULLETT, Margaret 7 IL
                  (MAD & TD: 1850 Montgomery Co. TN census)

1880 Hamilton Co. IL Census (page 530B also from Tammy Duncan 8/1988)
Crouch, pg.2, SD 8, ED 25
Pg.505B, #19-19, CROUCH, Cloyd 57 IL widowed county judge VA AL
                  Adam 35 IL son married carpenter IL AL
                  Isabella T. 35 OH wife married house keeper OH OH
                  Eva J. 13 IL dau. IL OH
                  Ola E. (f) 11 IL dau. IL OH
                  Cloyd (m) 6 IL son IL OH
                  Warner B. (m) 1 IL son IL OH
                  DUNCAN, Carnel (m) 32 MD boarder single miller MD MD
                  (MAD: Crouch family indexed with relationship to head of household, as dau-in-law and grdaus and grsons, but actual census has relationships as given here; one Campbell Duncan 10 MD in 1860 New York NY census, Wd.16 Dist.1, with Matilda 30 MD)
McLeansboro, pg.30, SD 8, ED 26
Pg.530B, #265-265, DUNCAN, Daniel 27 TN single farmer TN TN
                  Herkless P. (m) 25 TN brother single farmer TN TN
                  William P. 23 TN brother single farmer TN TN
                  Tennessee (f) 31 TN sister single keeping house TN TN
                  James E. 17 TN brother single farm laborer TN TN
                  Robert 15 IL brother single farm laborer TN TN
                  DARNELL, Annie (f) 28 TN cousin single at home TN TN
                  (MAD: children of Richard J. Duncan of 1850 Montgomery Co. TN census)
McLeansboro, pg.97, SD 8, ED 26
Pg.564A, #881-881, DUNCAN, Elana (f) 29 IL widowed house keeping KY IL
                  HEARD, Joseph 8 IL son IL IL
                  HEARD, John 4 IL son IL IL
Beaver Creek, pg.5, SD 8, ED 28
Pg.583A, #40-40, DUNCAN, Andrew M. 27 TN mar. farmer TN TN
                  Rosetta 25 IL wife keeping house IL IL
                  Cora May 4 IL dau. TN IL
                  John S. 2 IL son TN IL


Hamilton Co. IL Marriages (from June Ricketts 1/1986)
      James Calvin Duncan to Mary Susan Panky, 23 June 1842; J.W. Rand or Bond made affidavit that all parties are satisfied; Richard Waller JP.
      Mrs. Emaline Duncan to Washington Wood, 27 March 1851, Jacob Burnet JP

Hamilton Co. IL Marriages (from Tammy Duncan 11/1988)
      Duncan, James C. to Mary S. Pankey (MAD: no date; 6/23/1842 from other sources)
      Duncan, Ellbert D. to Elizabeth Coker, 8/14/1862
      Duncan, Joseph E., 22, to Aurilla J. Broom, 20, 11/28/1870
      Duncan, Andrew M. to Rosetta Campbell, 1/27/1878
      Duncan, John B., 22, to Martha Huff, 20, 8/20/1878
      Duncan, William D. to Emma Dugan, 3/30/1881
      Duncan, Daniel H., 29, to Mary Rich, 35, 3/5/1883
      Duncan, Thomas, 41, to Elana Heard, 27, 1/27/1878, divorced 1880.
      Duncan, Joseph E., 65, to Susan Hulhines, 57, 10/25/1891
      Duncan, Frederick D., 24, to Grace D. Jones, 17, 3/8/1899
      (MAD: marriages 1900-1934 not copied here)
      Duncan, Emaline to Washington Work, 3/27/1851
      Duncan, Emily A., 18, to Garrett Henslay, 10/31/1867
      Duncan, Elizabeth to William Davidson, 12/27/1865
      Duncan, Mallissa J. to Charles H. Jones, 3/26/1868
      Duncan, Luisa, to James R. Miller, 1/22/1874
      Duncan, Lucy G., 20, to George B. Farns, 32, 3/5/1893
      Duncan, Laura, 18, to Larkin T. Watson, 22, 10/11/1877
      Duncan, Estella M., 22, to Hickman H. Bagby, 28, 12/11/1901

Hamilton Co. IL Marriage Record (from Tammy Duncan 8/1988)
      Joseph E. Duncan of Twigg, Hamilton Co. IL, age 65, to Mrs. Susan Hufhines, of McLeansboro, age 57, license 25 October 1891, m. 25 Oct. 1891 by T.L. Jones JP. Return of license filled out by JP: J.E. Duncan res. McLeansboro, IL, farmer, age next birthday 65, white, American, b. TN, father John Duncan, mother's maiden name Serah Dowell (Dowebe?), 3rd marriage; to Suzen Thufhins, maiden name if a widow: Susan G., res. McLeansboro, age next birthday 57, white, American, b. KY, father Robert Devis, mother's maiden name Mesey Devis, 4th marriage, mar. in McLeansboro, Hamilton Co. IL, 25 Oct. 1891.
      (MAD: not identified)


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, Elbert D., widow Duncan, Elizabeth; A 87 Ill. Inf.; 1863 Feb. 2, Widow Appl. #11867, Cert. #52185. (MAD: Hamilton Co. IL per IL Civil War database; Ellbert D. Duncan mar. Elizabeth Coker 8/14/1862)
      Duncan, Joseph E., widow Duncan, Susan; E 48 Ill. Inf.; 1876 April 15, Invalid Appl. #217465, Cert. #257420; 1901 Feb. 23, Widow Appl. #735872, Cert. #823472, Ill. (MAD: res. Crittenden Co. KY; she perhaps in 1900 Hamilton Co. IL, b.1836 KY; Joseph E. Duncan age 22 mar. Aurilla J. Broom 1870 in Hamilton Co. IL, Joseph E. Duncan age 65 mar. Susan Hulhines age 57 in 1891 in Hamilton Co. IL, b.1826)

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois : from the earliest time to the present, together with sundry and interesting biographical sketches, notes, reminiscences, etc., etc." by Ninian Edwards, U S Grant, Nathaniel Pope, John McLean, et al; pub. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1967, 953 pgs.; orig. pub. 1887 by Goodspeed (LH12103, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; CA State Library, Sutro Branch, book F547 G3Hs; FHL book 977.39 H2, 9/1983; FHL film 934,984 item 3)
      Pg.270: Company A, of the 87th Regiment was recruited almost wholly in Hamilton County. ... The noncommissioned officers and private soldiers who were killed or who died in the service were the following: ... corporals, Edward D. Duncan, died at Shawneetown, December 28, 1862; ....


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