Duncans in Custer Co. MT


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

Last revised August 22, 2007

Formed 1865, original county
Yellowstone formed 1883 from Gallatin, Meagher, Custer, Carbon
Fallon formed 1913 from Custer
Sheridan formed 1913 from Custer
Prairie formed 1915 from Custer
Carter formed 1917 from Custer
Powder River formed 1919 from Custer

HISTORIES before 1923

"Montana, its story and biography : a history of aboriginal and territorial Montana and three decades of statehood" by L.E. Munson, ed. by Tom Stout; pub. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1921, 2791 pgs. (LH12734, HeritageQuest images 5/2007 & 8/2007; FHL book 978.6 H2s v.2 and film 1,000,175)
      Vol.III, pg.1318: AUGUST J. FREEMAN, who for the past five years has presided as judge of the Justice Court and of the Police Court of Forsyth, ... leaving Michigan, to Rocky Mountains in 1898, for two years conducted a factory at Wallace, Idaho. Selling this business he came to Montana in 1900, and for about fifteen years gave his exclusisve time and attention to his cigar factory at Miles City. ... resident of Forsyth for about 15 years. ... born Sweden, September 24, 1863, father John Freeman to California during gold days ... June 24, 1895, Judge Freeman married Miss Ina Pearl Stilwell ... Judge and Mrs. Freeman have two daughters: Arlyn, who is the wife of Wiley Duncan and lives in California; and Miss Virginia, a pupil in the high school of Forsyth. (MAD: Forsyth, Custer Co. MT)

1913 "A history of Montana" ed. by Helen Fitzgerald Sanders, pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1913, 2196 pgs. (LH12733, HeritageQuest images 2/2007, 5/2007 & 8/2007; FHL book 978.6 D3s v.1-3 and film 1,000,174 items 2-4)
      Pg.1200-1201: JUSTISE L. WILSON, ... owner of an excellent ranch situated about ninety miles from Miles City, in Custer county (MAD: "Justise" as spelled), born on the old homestead situated near Fort Wayne, Allen Co. Indiana, November 22, 1860, a son of John T. and Hannah D. (Jones) Wilson. (MAD: more on Wilson family) ... On January 29, 1882, Mr. Wilson was married at the farm of his bride's father near Hastings, Nebraska, to Miss Margaret Duncan, a native of Savannah, Illinois, and the eighteen-year-old daughter of Patrick Duncan. The latter, a native of Ireland, came to the United States as a young man and first engaged in farming in Illinois, but in 1879 settled near Hastings, Nebraska, where he was identified with agricultural matters until his death, at the age of ninety years. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have four children: Ernest Lee, William R., Julinalta and Helen. ... (MAD: see Adams Co. NE; Savannah, Carroll Co. IL)


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