Duncans in Winona Co. MN


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1854 from unorganized territory


1860 Winona Co. MN Census
Town 105 Range 9
Pg.655/85, #720-689, W. DUNKIN (m) 48 NY farmer $0-$150
                  Amanda 41 NY
                  Mary 15, Marcus 9 NY
                  James 74 VT farmer $0-$0
                  (MAD: Noyce Duncan in 1850 Chautauqua Co. NY census)
Pg.655/85, #721-690, Craig DUNKIN (m) 49 NY farmer $0-$200
                  Jennett 47 NY
                  William R. 14, Julia C. 12 IL
                  (MAD: 1850 Kane Co. IL census, 1870 Fillmore Co. MN census; ? see MN Civil War pension for William R. Duncan to Oregon, widow Nancy J.)
Pg.661/92, #769-736, William HELTY 28 NY farmer $800-$200
                  Helen 24 IL
                  Mary 5 IL
                  Charles R. 4 MN
                  Cas. E. DUNKEN (m) 21 IL farm hand
                  (MAD: Cas. plainly written, should be Chas.)

1870 Winona Co. MN Census
Fremont, pg.4, image of double page (slightly blurred page)
Pg.220, #27-27, DUNCAN, Morris 58 VT farmer $1600-$500
                  Amanda 52 NY keeping house
                  Marcus (m) 18 NY farm laborer
                  POMERY, Jane 10 NY at school
Fremont, pg.4, large image of single page
Pg.220, #27-27, DUNCAN, Noris 58 VT farmer $1600-$500
                  Amanda 52 NY keeping house
                  Marcus (m) 18 NY farm laborer
                  POMERY, Jane 10 NY at school
Town of Saratoga, pg.11
Pg.316, #80-80, CANFIELD, Ira? (m) 49 NY farmer $0-$1000
                  Rebecca 29 Nova Scotia keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, James 23 Nova Scotia farmer $1500-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  CANFIELD, F??ala (f) 13 Iowa at home
Town of Winona, pg.6; written on side of household: "Winona County Poor Farm"
Pg.404, #40-41, DUNCAN, Robert 29 NY farmer $5000-$0
                  Mary 26 NY keeps house
                  Willie (m) 10 PA at school
                  CARTER, Lorie (f) 20 NY at home
                  LEE, Mary 24 OH at home
                  EMERSON, Kunt? (m) 29 NORway laborer
                  NELSON, Neils (m) 24 DENmark laborer
                  MILLER, Bertha (f) 5 MN
                  OLESON, Osley (m) 45 NORway laborer
First Ward City of Winona, pg.58
Pg.438, #452-446, EFALE?, Mashall (m) 35 MI book keeper $0-$0
                  Anna 29 IRE keeps house, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCAN, Adam 35 NY carriage Funmer?? $0-$0
                  McKAY, George 25 SCT blacksmith (not par. of for. birth)
                  RAQUET, Adam 26 Indiana woodwakel carige factory, parents of foreign birth

1880 Winona Co. MN Census, partial
Pg.154B, #49-54, DUNCAN, Noyes, (m) 67 NY (white) mar. farmer VT VT
                  Amanda (f) 62 NY (white) mar. wife keeping house MA MA
Pg.154B, #49-55, DUNCAN, Mark M. (m) 28 NY (white) mar. farmer NY NY
                  Nancy C.V. (f) 22 IND (white) mar. wife keeping house MD NC


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, 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, 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)

HISTORIES before 1923

"History of Fillmore County, Minnesota" by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge; pub. Chicago: H.C. Cooper, Jr. & Co., 1912, 1398 pgs. (LH12889, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,256 items 2-3)
      Vol.2, Pg.975: WILSON H. CULBERTSON brought his family from Pennsylvania in 1849, and settled in Scott county, Iowa, where he was employed seven years as a farmer. In June, 1856, he moved the family to Minnesota, and took a claim near St. Charles in Olmsted county. He traded this claim for fourteen yoke of oxen, which he disposed of, and then went to work for the Transit Railroad Company. Subsequently, he purchased 160 acres in Winona county, where he farmed the remainder of his life, dying December 16, 1878, at the age of fifty-four. His wife, who before her marriage was Mary Ann Duncan, died March 25, 1877.
      Vol.2, pg.976-979: ALBERT CULBERTSON, mayor of Whalan, was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1847, son of Wilson H. and Mary Ann (Duncan) Culbertson. He spent his youth in Iowa and Minnesota, and in the spring of 1878 moved to Mower county and purchased a quarter section on which he started farming. Owing to the failure of crops, he left this farm and went to Winona county. December 31, 1878, he came to Whalan, where he has since resided. ... May 8, 1872, he married Jennie Canfield, a native of Jackson county, Iowa. She died July 8, 1912. An adopted son, R.W., lives with his father and attends the Toland Business College at LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

"History of Winona County [Minnesota] : together with biographical matter, statistics, etc." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: H.H. Hill and Co., 1883, 934 pgs. (LH12466, HeritageQuest images 2/2007 & 5/2007 & 7/2007; FHL book 977.61 H2hw and film 844,948 item 1 and 1,000,269 item 3; and FHL book 977.612 H2h and film 1,000,269 item 2)
      Pg.770-771: DANIEL W. STONE, capitalist, is a son of Joshua Stone, a teacher and lumberman, who was born on Long Island; he married Chloe Morehouse, of Rhode Island, and settled on the St. John's river, in Douglas county, New Brunswick. Here was born the subject of this sketch on September 18, 1805. His parents soon moved across the state line into Maine, and here he received the limited education ... He was married October 5, 1831, to Mary A. Harris, who was born at Machias, Maine, January 5, 1814; ... Mrs. Stone died at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 18, 1856. She was a member of the Baptist church. Five children survive her, as follows: Samuel W., born January 14, 1833, married Harriet E. Pike, and lives at Aurora, Dakota; Mary E., born May 14, 1836, married Jonathan Burrington (now deceased), afterward married James P. Duncan, and resides at Rich Hill, Missouri; George W., born May 27, 1843, lives in Montana, a hunter by occupation; Melvin L., born August 3, 1848, married Alice Barnett, and lives at Rich Hill; Nehemiah, born September 1, 1850, also a hunter in Montana. Mr. Stone removed to Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, in 1845 and was one of the successful pioneers of that region. ... On July 22, 1862, he married Attaresta, relict of Samuel R. White, ... (MAD: more on her family, not copied here) In 1868 he sold his Wisconsin property, and ... purchased his present home in St.Charles in the fall of that year, and has dwelt here ever since. .... (MAD: Rich Hill, Bates Co. MO)


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