Duncans in Sibley Co. MN


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

Last revised August 22, 2007

Formed 1853 from unorganized territory


1860 Sibley Co. MN Census
New Auburn P.O.
Pg.790/40, #426-426, Robert DUNCAN 37 OH farmer $800-$300
                  Rachael 37 OH
                  Charles A. 13 WI
                  Mary 11, John 10 WI
                  Emily 8, Warren 6 WI
                  Edward W. 3 MN
                  (MAD: 1850 Grant Co. WI census; 1870 Sedgwick Co. KS census)

1870-1880 Sibley Co. MN 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, 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)

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.456: Sibley County. New Auburn is located in the northern part of the county, bounded on the west and north by McLeod county, ... Settlement began in 1855; in the fall came Charles Duncan and son Robert, William Williams, and Uriah Wilson. Charles Duncan located on the east side of High Island lake, where he lived a few years, then moved into the village of New Auburn. ...

1888 "Portrait and biographical album of Sedgwick County, Kansas : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent... citizens of the county ..." pub. by Chapman Bros. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL book 978.186 D3p and film 1,000,039 item 2)
      Pg.819-20: CHARLES A. DUNCAN, one of Co. Commissioners; boyhood spent in Iowa Co. WI, where he was born 10 June 1847; his parents Robert and Rachel (Gard) Duncan were natives of IN & IL, the former a resident of Wichita and the latter deceased. Charles A. age 8 when family moved to Sibley Co. MN; in 1868 Robert Duncan to KS, first to Pottawatomie Co., then Feb. 1870 to this Co., Park Twp. Charles A. married Miss Kate Ackerman on 30 Oct. 1871; she b. Anamosa, Jones Co. IA, Oct. 17, 1853, dau. of Erastus B. and Annis (Bennett) Ackerman who moved to Sibley Co. MN. Seven children: Estella May, Emma, Clara, Laura, Charles, Robert and Lee, all living. Charles A. enlisted 27 Feb. 1863 in Co. D, Independent Battalion, MN Cavalry, mustered out 11 June 1865. Democrat, Universalist.


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