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Duncans in Brown Co. KS

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

Last revised October 9, 2004

BROWN CO. KS
Formed 1855, original county
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1860 Brown Co. KS Census (also from Geraldine Whitter 8/2000)
Claytonville
Pg.640, #373-347, Wm. DUNKAN 36 MO farmer $1000-$375
                  M.J. (f) 33 VA
                  N.P. (f) 11, Joana (f) 7 MO
                  M.E. (f) 4, C.E. (f) 2 KS ("K.T.")
                  M.S. (f) 1 KS ("K.T.")
                  (MAD: 1850 Holt Co. MO census; 1870 Jackson Co. MO census as Wm. B. Duncan; 1880 Madison Co. AR census as W.B. Duncan; William Duncan mar. Margaret Jones 4/23/1848 Franklin Co. MO)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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, William B.; F 16 Kans. Cav.; 1883 March 27, Invalid Appl. #477310, no cert., Ark. (MAD & GW: 1860 Brown Co. KS; 1880 Madison Co. AR)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1876 "History and statistics of Brown County, Kansas : from its earliest settlement to the present time, embracing incidents and hardships of pioneer life, the rise and progress made in twenty-two years, location, resources, fertility of its soil, etc., etc." by Morrill, E.N.. Hiawatha, Kan. Kansas Herald Book, News, and Job Office (from Kathy Cawley 8/2004)
      Pg.20: Early Settlement. On the 10th of September, 1855, Joanna Duncan, daughter of William Duncan, was born. She was probably the first white child born in this county.
 

1903 "Annals of Brown County, Kansas : from the earliest records to January 1, 1900" by Grant W. Harrington (FHL film 1,000,033 item 4)
      No Duncan indexed
 

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