Duncans in Brown Co. MN


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

Last revised August 22, 2007

Formed 1855 from Nicollett, Blue Earth
Cottonwood formed 1857 from Brown
Martin formed 1857 from Faribault, Brown
Watonwan formed 1860 from Brown
Redwood formed 1862 from Brown


1860 Brown Co. MN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Brown Co. MN Census
Home Twp., P.O. Golden Gate
Pg.974, #111-114, DUNCAN, Ann 56 SCT keeping house $1000-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Edward 12 ME, parents of foreign birth
Stark Twp., P.O. Iberia (also indexed pg.116, pg.108)
Pg.1088, #41-46, DUNCAN, Jacob 47 OH Farmer? & Blacksmith $1800-$1630
                  Providence (f) 42 OH keeping house
                  Jacob 20 IN assisting on farm
                  Ganspel? (Panipel? Ganipel?) (m) 15 OH assisting on farm
                  (MAD: 1860 Clay Co. IL census included William GANBY 6 OH; 1870 indexed as Gampel Duncan)
Pg.1088, #42-47, DUNCAN, William 25 OH farmer $1300-$400
                  Cornelie (f) 24 VT keeping house
                  Dora (f) 1 MN
                  Mary Elis. 2/12 MN b.April

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of the Minnesota Valley, including the Explorers and pioneers of Minnesota" by Edward D. Neill, Charles S. Bryant; pub. Minneapolis: North Star Pub. Co., 1882, 1021 pgs. (LH9118, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,253 item 2)
      Pg.738: Brown County. William Duncan was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, January 21, 1846. When five years of age accompanied his parents to Bartholemew (MAD: sic) county, Indiana, and twelve years later went to Clay county, Illinois. In 1866 came to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, and engaged in farming until 1870 since which time has been in the machine trade. Married in 1876, Miss Cornelia Hatch, a native of Vermont, who bore him four children; three are living. Mrs. Duncan died in 1876.
      Pg.748: Brown County. [town of] Stark. Jacob Duncan, Jr., was born in Bartholomew county, Indiana, in 1850. At the age of seven years he accompanied his parents to Clay county, Illinois. On coming to Brown county with his father in 1866 he made a claim of eighty acres on section 27 of Stark, where his son Jacob still lives. Married in 1875 Mary C. Somerville, of Indiana, who has borne him three children.


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