Duncans in Thayer Co. NE


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

Last revised September 24, 2008

Formed 1871 from Jefferson


1880 Thayer Co. NE Census (HeritageQuest image 3/2007)
Davenport Precinct, pg.21, S.D.1, E.D.295
Pg.106B, #159-172 DUNCAN, J.F., w/m age 46 mar. farmer Scotland/Scotland/Scotland
    Beatrice, w/f age 46 wife mar. keeping house Scotland/Scotland/Scotland
    Maggie S., w/f age 18 dau. single teaching school Ohio/Scotland/Scotland
    Wm., w/m age 13 son single farming Ind./Scotland/Scotland
    George W., w/m 10 son single at home Ind./Scotland/Scotland
    James B., w/m 8 son single Ind./Scotland/Scotland
    Alx. P., w/m 5 son single Nebr./Scotland/Scotland
      (MAD: 1870 Tippecanoe Co. IN census)

1900 Census, City of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska (from Kathy D. Cawley 8/2008)
S.D.# 4, E.D.# 164, Page# 211A
Oscar A., Head, Nov 1843, age 56, m'd 33 yrs., OH./VA./OH., postmaster
Mary S., Wife, Aug 1846, age 53, 4 chi. born, 4 living, OH./OH./OH.
Murray A., Son, Sep 1876, age 23, single, OH./OH./OH., r.e./loan agt.
Thomas J., Son, Sep 1879, age 20, single, OH./OH./OH., r.e./loan agt.
CARTER, Emma, Sister-in-law, Feb 1855, age 45, W'd., OH./OH./OH.
LUEDERS, Sophia M., servant, Mch 1878, age 22, single, NE./GER./GER.
      (MAD & KDC: from Fairfield Co. OH)


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, John F.; G 50 Ohio Inf.; 1890 May 19, Invalid Appl. #776110, Cert. #523302, Nebr. (MAD: ? 1850 Shelby Co. OH; ? 1860 Hamilton Co. OH; 1895 Thayer Co. NE)

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.405, soldiers from Ohio: Duncan, J.F., Sergeant, Co.G, 50 V Infantry, resides Carleton [MAD: Thayer Co. NE]

HISTORIES before 1923

"Pioneer period and pioneer people of Fairfield County, Ohio" by C.M.L. Wiseman; pub. 1901 by F.J. Heer Printing Co. (digital images from book at Allen County [Indiana] Public Library; FHL book 977.158 H2w and film 2409073 Item 2; brief extract from Kathy D. Cawley 8/2008)
      Pgs.209-211: John M. Ashbrook was born January 2, 1809. He married Katharine Armstrong, of Lancaster. She is living at Geneva, Nebraska, in her 81st year. John M., was a live, competent business man and a good farmer. He ran a whiskey distillery for a good many years with some success. .... His wealth at one time was estimated at $125,000. .... His house was the home of Baptist preachers for forty years and Baptist people, and the latch string was out to all comers. His house was a free hotel, always full. .... He, with David Huber, projected the Pleasantville Academy, and carried it to its completion. .... He died August 17, 1885, aged 76 years. He had a son in Hebron, Nebraska, O.A. Ashbrook, who married a daughter of Thomas Duncan. .... (KDC & MAD: Hebron, Thayer Co. NE)


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