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Duncans in IN


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

Last revised August 20, 2007


Index of Indiana Marriages Through 1850; from Indiana State Library Genealogy Division (Internet address as of 11/6/1999)
      MAD: These marriages were taken primarily from those published in "The Hoosier Genealogist". There are a few counties missing but most are included.

"Index to Indiana wills : phase 1, through 1850 ; phase 2, 1850 through 1880" by Charles M. Franklin (FHL book 977.2 P22f, and from Linda Curtis 10/1989)
      MAD: These books are an excellent index to the wills recorded in Indiana; they do not include estate or other probate records.

"IN Land Entries, Vol.1, Cincinnati District 1801-1840; Vol.2 pt.1, Vincennes Dist. 1807-1877" by Margaret R. Waters (FHL fiche 6,017,587 and book 977.2 R2w 1977)
      These volumes contain a list of many early land records in Indiana.

US Land Patents in Indiana and many other states are available on the Internet from the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records (Internet address as of 6/2001)

Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During War of 1812; National Archives Roll 62, Microcopy 602 (FHL film 882,580, Dun to Duq; copied all Duncan and variant spellings)
      All entered service as privates and were discharged as privates. Vols = Volunteers; Mil = Militia
      Green Duncan; Capt. Andre's Co. Mtd. Riflemen, IN Mil
      John Duncan; 5 Regt. (Paddock's) IN Mil
      Joseph Duncan; Capt. Andre's Co. Mtd. Riflemen, IN Mil
      Thomas Duncan; Capt. Hargrove's Co. Vol. Mounted Rangers, IN Mil
      William Dunkin; 1 Regt. Mounted Riflemen (Scott's) IN Mil
      William Duncan; 5 Regt. (Paddack's) IN Mil

"History of the Fifty-first Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry : a narrative of its organization, marches, battles and other experiences in camp and prison, from 1861 to 1866 : with revised roster" by Wm. R. Hartpence; pub. Harrison, Ohio: The author, 1894, 421 pgs. (LH13322, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Pg.389: 51st Indiana Regiment, Roster of Company G, original muster-in, December 4, 1861. Privates ... Alexander Duncan, discharged Aug. 7, '62, disability.
      Pg.401: 51st Indiana Regiment, Roster of Company K, (no muster-in date). Privates ... John L. Duncan, Dec. 11, '61, died at Bardstown, Jan. 13, '62.

"History of the Forty-sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry : September, 1861-September, 1865" by Thos. H. Bringhurst; pub. Logansport, Ind.: Press of Wilson, Humphreys & Co., 1888, 220 pgs. (LH13319, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Pg.63: The loss of the Forty-sixth, in the battle of Champion's Hill, was as follows: Company A. - Wounded: ... W.H. Duncan.

IN Militia, Blackhawk War, 1832 (from files of Lawrence E. Duncan 12/1984)
      40th Regiment, Mounted Riflemen, Capt. James Drake: Private William Duncan, $6.66 a month.

Also see the published abstracts and indexes to military records by Virgil D. White for Duncans who served in the various wars.

"IN Biographical Index" by Lyman De Platt & Jimmy Parker (FHL fiche 6,331,353)
      This is an index to the biographies published in many early Indiana histories. It is not an every-name index to others listed in those biographies. The books indexed include those at Brigham Young University, Indiana State Library, and the Family History Library also known as the Genealogical Library at Salt Lake City.


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