Duncans in Butler Co. NE


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

Last revised August 27, 2007

Formed 1856 from Unorganized Territory


1860 Butler Co. NE Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Butler Co. NE Census
(handwritten page# in parentheses)
Bone Creek Precinct, Milford PO, 13 Aug. 1870
Pg.62 (33), #316-316, DUNCAN, James 25 IL farmer $500-$100
                  Eliza 22 IA
                  George 4 IA
                  Willis 1 NE
Pg.62 (33), #317-317, DUNCAN, Thos. 22 IA farmer $500-$0
                  Mary 24 IL

1880 Butler Co. NE Census (HeritageQuest image 3/2007)
Olive Precinct, pg.7, S.D.1, E.D.158
Pg.74C, #1-1, DUNCAN, Alonzo, w/m age 34 mar. farmer Illinois/Tennessee/Illinois
    Eliza, w/f age 34 wife mar. keeping house Iowa/Iowa/Iowa
    Geo. W., w/m 14 son single at home Iowa/Iowa/Illinois
    Ida, w/f 7 dau. single Nebraska/Iowa/Illinois
    Martha, w/f 3 dau. single Nebraska/Iowa/Illinois
    Synthia, w/f 1 dau. single Nebraska/Iowa/Illinois
      (MAD: birthplace of father and mother apparently reversed for children)
      (MAD: 1900 Washington Co. NE census, James H?/F? Duncan)


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, James A., widow Duncan, Eliza; C 3 Iowa Cav.; 1891 June 3, Invalid Appl. #1028493, Cert. #718429, Nebr.; 1927 April 2, Widow Appl. #1575756, Cert. #A-12-12-28, MO. (MAD: ? 1870 Butler Co. NE census)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Past and present of Saunders County, Nebraska : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement" by L.W. Gilchrist; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1915, 941 pgs. (LH8995, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 978.2296 H2p v.1&2 and film 1,000,192 items 2-3)
      Vol.2, pg.640-641: MARSILLIOT BELLVILLE GIFFIN, living in retirement in University Place, Nebraska, .. born 5 February 1838 in Belmont county, Ohio, and his parents were George and Sarah A. (Bellville) Giffin, both natives of that county. The family removed to Sangamon County, Illinois in 1855, then thirteen years later, or in 1868, they came to Saunders county, Nebraska, then homesteaded land in Butler County. In 1885 returned to Saunders county. Both now rest in the Valparaiso cemetery. Thirteen children. Marsilliot B. Giffin ... in Company G, Seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry. ... On 1 Oct. 1861 in Christian county, Illinois, Mr. Giffin was united in marriage to Miss Mary J. Easley, who was a daughter of George W. and Nancy Easley and who passed away on the 27th of September 1890. To this union were born the following children: ... Cary A., who first married William Duncan and after his death she married George Himber; ...


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