Duncans in Nuckolls Co. NE


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

Last revised March 20, 2007

Formed 1860 from Clay


1870 Nuckolls Co. NE Census
      No Duncan indexed

1880 Nuckolls Co. NE Census (HeritageQuest image 3/2007)
Nelson, pg., S.D. one, E.D. 24?? (faint)
Pg.258C, #24-24, DUNCAN, John, w/m 28 farmer IN OH OH
    May?, w/f 22 wife keeping house WI Eng? MD? (MO?)
    Girard?, m/w 13 (blank relationship) (blank occupation, but attended school during the year) WI WI IN
    Elizabeth, w/f 12 (blank relationship) at school WI WI IN
    Walter, w/m 8 son WI WI IN
    James, w/m 5 son NE WI IN
    Levy, w/m 2 son WI WI IN
    (blank) w/m 4/12 son NE WI IN
    (MAD: place of birth of father & mother reversed for children)

1880 Nuckolls Co. NE Soundex (looking for Isaac Wilbur Duncan b.1872-73 OH)
Nelson P.O., Vol.7, ED 281, Sheet 3, Line 31
DUNCAN, John 38 IN (white male)
            Mary 33 WI wife
            Girard 13 WI N.R.
            Elizabeth 12 WI N.R.
            Walter 8 WI son
            James 5 NE son
            Leroy 2 WI son
            "(N.R.)" 4/12 NE son


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.
      Dunken, John G.; A & H 5 Wis. Inf.; 1871 Jan. 3, Invalid Appl. #162402, Cert. #144377.

1895 "Roster of soldiers, sailors, and marines of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska, June 1, 1895" pub. York, Neb.: Nebraska Newspaper Union, 1895 (HeritageQuest image 3/2007, Local History Reel/Fiche Number 9146; FHL book 978.2 M2n and fiche 1,010,064 and film 844,966 item 4)
      Pg.340, Miscellaneous: Duncan, John, Sergeant, Co.H & A, 5 Infantry, resides Nelson [Nuckolls Co. NE]

HISTORIES before 1923

1890 "Biographical and historical memoirs of Adams, Clay, Webster and Nuckolls Counties, Nebraska .." by Goodspeed (FHL film 1,000,183 item 1, book 18)
      Pg.749, Nuckolls County. John G. Dunken is the assessor of the town of Nelson, and also Nelson Precinct, Nuckolls County, Neb. He was born in the "Hoosier State" in 1841, and grew to manhood in Richland County, Wis., whither he had moved with his parents, Daniel and Elizabeth Dunken. After attending the common schools and assisting his parents on the home farm until he reached manhood, he began to work his own way in the world, and in 1866 was married. His arrival in Nuckolls County, Neb., dates from 1878, therefore he is one of its oldest settlers, and has witnessed its growth and development. He was in the State during the grasshopper period, and although he experienced some hard times, he continued to remain on his farm of eighty acres which he had first purchased. He has always been a Republican in politics, his first presidential vote being cast for Abraham Lincoln, and in 1880 he was elected to the position of township assessor, and was re-elected in the fall of 1889, a position he is now filling. On May 10, 1861, he joined the Federal army, becoming a member of Company H, Fifth Wisconsin Infantry, and served until he received his discharge on July 15, 1865. He was with the Army of the Potomac throughout the Peninsular campaign, and was with Grant from the time he entered the Wilderness until the surrender of Gen. Lee at Appomattox Court House. He was at the grand review at Washington, D.C., and during his term of service was wounded four times; first, on December 13, 1862, in Burnside's crossing at Fredericksburg; then on May 6, 1864, and on August 21, 1864, in the Shenandoah Valley, under Sheridan, in the Sixth Army Corps. His marriage to Miss Susan Appleby, who was born in Lafayette County, Wis., has resulted in the birth of ten children (two of whom died in childhood): William (whose wife was formerly Maggie Harritt), Elizabeth (wife of William Harritt), Austin (deceased), Walter, James, Leroy, Arthur, Bertha (deceased), Clifford and Grace. The family are members of the United Brethren Church.


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