Duncan, F - Revolutionary War Pensions


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

Last revised September 23, 2000

Revolutionary War
Pension Applications

Revolutionary War Pensions, Bounty Land Warrant Application Files; National Archives Microfilm Publication, Microcopy 804, Roll 863 and 864 and 867
      Duncan, Alexander to Duncan, Jesse (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863)
      Duncan, John to Dungan, Thomas (FHL film 970,864; National Archives Roll 864)
      Dunikin to Dunlap (FHL film 970,867; National Archives Roll 867)
      Did not copy envelopes or most requests for copies of documents.

FRANCIS DUNCAN, S-34773, MA (FHL film 970,863; National Archives Roll 863)
      Francis Duncan, Private in MA Line, pension roll 27 April 1818 ...
      Berkshire Co., MA; 27 April 1818, appeared Francis Duncan, aged 78, resident of Stockbridge town, Berkshire Co. MA; he enlisted in Stockbridge MA in company commanded by Capt. Chadwick of Regiment commanded by Col. Brewer, Brigade of Gen. Patenford? in May, 1777, for the term ...; discharged at West Point, NY, 1783; his discharge was sent by Col. ??? in 1784; he was in battles of Saratoga and Monmouth; in reduced circumstances ... /s/ Frank Duncan.
      Statements 27 April and 23 Oct. 1818 by Agrippa Hall of Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., who has been acquainted with Frank Dunkin for more than 40 years past; he served with Frank Dunkin; that he never deserted.
      Statement 10 Sept. 1818 by Joshua Danforth who was paymaster in 1783, that it appeares by the books & documents in my possession that Frank Dunkin was a soldier ...
      Statement 13 Oct. 1818 by Jonathan Rawson of West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co.; acquainted with Frank Duncan for 45 years; lived as near neighbor to him; in 1781 he enlisted for three years at the same time as Frank Duncan; he did not desert; (apparently Frank Duncan was recorded as a deserter at some time but it was in error).
      3 July 1820, statement in Berkshire Co. Court of Common Pleas by Francis Duncan, aged 79, resident of Gt. Barrington; that he enlisted in company commanded by Captain John Chadwick, regiment commanded by Col. Samuel Brewer, in MA State line; original declaration dated 27 April 1818; pension certificate numbered 4,482. ... I have no property except my necessary clothing. That I am a pauper, that I have been for a long time unable to do anything on account of the loss of my sight, that I have no family. /s/ Francis (+) Duncan.


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