Duncans in Stephenson Co. IL


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1837 from Jo Daviess, Winnebago


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
Erin Twp.
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)

HISTORIES before 1923

"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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