Duncans in Minnesota


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

Last revised July 31, 2008



US Land Patents in Minnesota and many other states are available on the Internet from the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records (address as of 6/2001)


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)
      Duncan, Charles A., minor Duncan, Clara A., Gdn.; D. Hatches Battln. Minn. Cav.; 1891 June 26, Invalid Appl. #1034235, Cert. #720506, Kans.; 1908 Sept. 14, Minor Appl. #904319, Cert. #732983, Cal. (MAD: 1860 Sibley Co. MN census; to Sedgwick Co. KS; to Placer Co. CA)
      Duncan, John, Cohasset, Minn.; R-20915.
      Duncan, John A., widow Duncan, Mary A.; L 2 Minn. Cav.; 1892 Sept. 21, Invalid Appl. #1131721, Cert. 1152965, Wis.; 1922 Aug. 2, Widow Appl. #1192346, Cert. #918278, Wis. (MAD: ? 1880-1910 Chippewa Co. WI, b.1848 PA or OH)
      Duncan, John P.; E 1 Minn. Inf.; 1888 Nov. 5, Invalid Appl. #677991, Cert. #585920, Wash.
      Duncan, Julius, alias Stockemann, Julius H., widow Stockemann, Agnes H.; H 178 NY Inf.; 1891 Aug. 3, Widow Appl. #522323, Cert. #385089, Minn.
      Duncan, Leslie W., widow Duncan, Agnes; E 15 Minn. Inf., B 44 US Vol. Inf.; 1914 March 12, Invalid(S) Appl. #1413888, Cert. #1221481, Wash.; 1929 Feb. 25, Widow(S) Appl. #1636010, Cert. #A-10-1-29, Wash.; remarks XC2664187.
      Duncan, Mathew J.; H 6 Minn. Inf., K 23 V.R.C.; 1879 May 15, Invalid Appl. #286299, Cert. #1137321; remarks C2481969. (MAD: ? 1860 Olmsted Co. MN census)
      Duncan, Robert, widow Duncan, Helen C.; G 72 NY Inf. (3 Ex Brig); 1891 March 10, Invalid Appl. #1014410, Cert. #758212, Minn.; 1919 March 24, Widow Appl. #1138213, Cert. #866954, Minn. (MAD: ? 1900 Winona Co. MN as Robin J. b.1841 NY; ?? 1870-1880 Winona Co. MN)
      Duncan, Samuel; L 2 Minn. Cav.; 1881 March 30, Invalid Appl. #418749, Cert. #315402, Minn. (MAD: ? 1860 Olmsted Co. MN census)
      Duncan, Urni S.; E 15 Minn. Inf.; 1923 Sept. 22, Invalid(S) Appl. #1489070, Cert. #12522242, Wash.; remarks C2394360.
      Duncan, Wesley H.; H 22 Kans. Inf.; 1928 Jan. 13, Invalid(S) Appl. #1602258, Cert. #A-7-5-28, Minn.; remarks C2289343.
      Duncan, William; Cav. Co. B 36 Ill. Inf., K 15 Ill. Cav., K 10 Ill. Cav.; 1893 March 6, Invalid Appl. #1147124, Cert. #1034454, Minn.; remarks C2544357. (MAD: enlisted Plato, Iroquois Co. IL)
      Duncan, William R., widow Duncan, Nancy J.; A 2 Minn. Inf.; 1898 April 12, Invalid Appl. #1206338, Cert. #990753, Oregon; 1901 April 1, Widow Appl. #738178, Cert. #541993, Oregon. (MAD: 1860 Winona Co. MN; 1880 Otter Tail Co. MN; 1900 Multnomah Co. OR b.1846 IL, wife Nancy b.1853 IN, ch. b.1881-1885 MN)


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