Duncan research files of
1840-1850 Stephenson Co. IL Census
No Duncan indexed
1860 Stephenson Co. IL Census
Town of Rock Grove
Pg.598, #4347-4205, O.P. DUNCAN (m) 47 PA merchant $100-$500
Louisa 32 NY
Hannah BELDIN 14 PA
Joana DAVIS (f) 7 NY
(MAD: Oliver Perry Duncan, 1840 Centre Co. PA census; 1870 Black Hawk Co. IA census, wife Laura J.)
1870 Stephenson Co. IL Census
Pg.40, #46-46, BABBITT, Calvin W. 39 NY farmer $1200-$650
Catharine 38 Nova Scotia keeping house, parents of foreign birth
Warren C. 1 IL, mother of foreign birth
DUNCAN, James 14 CT at home, parents of foreign birth
Carrie (f) 11 PA attending school, parents of foreign birth
Freeport, Ward 1
Pg.72, #130-129, POORMAN, Eliza (f) 31 PA seamstress
Nellie 4 IL
DUNCAN, Nellie (Neltie?) (f) 21 NY milling
(indexed Nettie Duncan)
Pg.78, #214-213, BEEKER, Christian (m) 49 PA hotel clerk $2000-$200
Elisabeth 40 PA keeping house
Charles 17 PA clk. in D.Goods
Edward 16 PA clk. in Grocery
Leo?? (m) 14 PA
Ida H. 8 PA
Walter H. 5, Kate H. 5 IL
MARSHAL, Magdalene (f) 59 PA keeping house
DUNCAN, Susan 46 PA keeping house
(MAD: Susan age 46, not age 48 as indexed)
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, Amos; A 11 & C 109 ILL Inf.; 1884 April 12, Invalid Appl. #510662, Cert. #?1110923 (?410923), IL. (MAD: "Agnos Duncan", Jackson Co. IL; see also ? Stephenson Co. IL with James W. Duncan in A 11 Inf. from Freeport [Stephenson Co.] IL per IL Civil War database; 1860 Union Co. IL census)
Duncan, James; B 46 Ill. Inf., F 45 PA Inf.; 1890 July 25, Invalid Appl. #881663, Cert. #664350, Wis. (MAD: enlisted Stephenson Co. IL)
Duncan, Oliver P., widow Duncan, Laura J.; B 46 Ill. Inf.; 1890 July 28, Invalid Appl. #841673, Cert. #643093, Nebr.; 1897 April 13, Widow Appl. #652815, no cert., Ark. (MAD: 1860 Stephenson Co. IL; 1870 Black Hawk Co. IA, wife Laura J.; 1880 Hamilton Co. NE)
"History of Stephenson County, Illinois : a record of its settlement, organization, and three-quarters of a century of progress" by Addison L. Fulwider; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1910, 1171 pgs. (LH10221, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 977.333 D3f, SLC 9/9/1991, and film 1,000,517 items 3-4)
Pg.239: The officers and following privates took the oath April 20, 1861: ... J.W. Duncan ...
Pg.264: Quarter Master Sergt. James Duncan, e. Sept. 14, 1861, disd. May 29, 1862, disab.
Pg.270: Company B: Duncan, O.P., e. Jan.26, 1865.
Duncan, James, --?--.
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