Duncans in Hennepin Co. MN


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

Last revised July 29, 2009

Formed 1852 from Dakota
Carver formed 1855 from Hennepin
Wright formed 1855 from Hennepin


1860 Hennepin Co. MN Census
Minneapolis Ward 1
Pg.881/174, #1513-1405, Joseph F. DUNCAN 36 NB tanner $0-$250
                  Carrisa (f) 34 NB
                  Jas. F. 9 N.B.
                  Chas. G. 4 WI ("Wisconsin")
                  Sarah E. 2 MN ("Minn")
                  M. DICKINSON 30 NB tanner $0-$250
Pg.881/175, #1525-1414, Thos. DUNCAN 33 SCT carpenter $0-$0
                  Martha 31 SCT
                  (no children, not mar/in/year)
St. Anthony Ward 4
Pg.1021/65, #575-509, Silburns DUNCAN 29 ME carpenter $0-$100
                  Mary E. 19 ME
                  (no children, not mar/in/year)
                  (MAD: ?? 1850 Washington Co. ME census; ?? 1870 Tuolumne Co. CA census or 1870 McLeod Co. MN census)

1870 Hennepin Co. MN Census
Minneapolis Ward 1
Pg.320, #578-573, DUNCAN, Thos. 40 SCT sash maker $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Margaret 35 SCT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  BRUCE, John 29 SCT carpenter, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 27 RI keeping house
                  (MAD: wife Martha in 1860 and 1880; wife Margaret 1870, plainly written, ages as given)
St.Anthony Ward 3
Pg.743, #355-401, CHUTES?, Samuel 39 OH physician $50,000-$2000
                  Nellie 34 CAN keeps house (not parents of foreign birth)
                  Mary 7 MN, mother of foreign birth
                  Agnes 5 MN, mother of foreign birth
                  Mepie? (f) 3 MN, mother of foreign birth
                  Louis (m) 1 MN, mother of foreign birth
                  DUNCOM, Isabel 23 NY domestic servt.


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, Andrew, widow Duncan, Elizabeth; B 16 OH Inf.; 1870 April 18, Invalid Appl. #155244, Cert. #114866; 1912 Dec. 7, Widow Appl. #997543, Cert. #752589, Minn. (MAD: ? 1870 Holmes Co. OH, ? 1910 Minneapolis Ward 8, Hennepin Co. MN)


"The Herald Despatch" Decatur, Ill., Wednesday, January 5, 1898 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 5/2004; MAD: Minneapolis, Hennepin Co. MN; Phoenix, Maricopa Co. AZ)
      Phoenix, Arizona, January 1 - Wallace Duncan, a young tourist lately arrived from Minneapolis, was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary for forgery. Duncan has wealthy relatives in the east among them it is claimed General Lew Wallace. A strong effort was made on his behalf, the plea of insanity being especially advanced.

"The Edwardsville Intelligencer" Edwardsville [Madison Co.], Illinois, Wednesday, May 22, 1889 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 2/2004)
      Foul Play Suspected.
      MINNEAPOLIS [Hennepin Co.], MINN., May 15. -- The Journal's Pierre (D.T.) special says: The body of W.G. Duncan, who left Cheyenne agency two weeks ago in company with Arthur Redmond, en route for Pierre with a herd of horses, was found by some Indians near the Cheyenne agency. From marks on the body it is suspected that Duncan was murdered. He had a large sum of money when he left the agency. Redmond came to Fort Pierre with the stock, which he sold. He said he had heard bad news from his home in Oregon, and started for there. A large reward is offered for Redmond's arrest. Duncan was unknown here.


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