Duncans in Reno Co. KS


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1867 from Sedgwick, McPherson


1870 Reno Co. KS Census
      No Duncan 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, Hubbard, widow Duncan, Louisa C.; G 148 Ill. Inf.; 1890 March 5, Invalid Appl. #759328, Cert. #808656, Kans.; 1905 Nov. 21, Widow Appl. #838262, Cert. #607113, Kans.; remarks XC2676527. (MAD: 1850-1860 Adams Co. IL, b.1836 IL, 1870-1880 Marion Co. MO; ?? 1900 Reno Co. KS as Henry Duncan)

HISTORIES before 1923

1917 "History of Reno County, Kansas : its people, industries and institutions with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families" by Sheridan Ploughe, pub. by B.F. Bowen (CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL film 1,000,038)
      No Duncan biography indexed
      (MAD: one Margaret Duncan 62 PA died 1/1880 and Stewart Duncan 39 PA died 10/1879 of Typhoid fever, per 1880 Mortality Schedule)


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