Duncans in VT


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

Last revised August 25, 2007


"The journal of the Senate of the state of Vermont, October session, 1849" by Carlos Coolidge, William C Littredge, J W D Parker, A N Morin, et al; pub. Burlington: Free Press Office, 1849, 207 pgs. (LH9986, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Book pg.62: Clerk of the House of Representatives appeared in the Senate with a message, as follows: ... The House of Representatives have passed bills of the following titles: (H.136.) An act altering the name of Priscilla Duncan ... Pg.69: (H.136) Mr. Bigelow, for the Select Committee, to whom was referred the House bill, No. 136, altering the name of Priscilla Duncan, reported the same with the proposal to amend, by adding three sections ... providing for altering the names of certain other persons with conditions ... and the amendments proposed by the Committee were agreed to; and the bill as amended was read the third time and passed. Pg.78: Friday Morning, November 2, 1849. The House of Representatives have considered the amendments proposed by the Senate to the House bill, No.136, altering the name of Priscilla Duncan, and have resolved to agree thereto. (book pg.83) Saturday November 3. The Governor has announced to the House that he has approved and signed House bills ... and No.136, altering the name of Priscilla Duncan.

Also see the published abstracts and indexes to military records by Virgil D. White and others for Duncans who served in the various wars.

Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During War of 1812; National Archives Roll 62, Microcopy 602 (FHL film 882,580, Dun to Duq; copied all Duncan and variant spellings)
      All last names are Duncan unless otherwise noted (MAD: have interfiled by first name); all entered service as privates and were discharged as privates unless otherwise listed. Vols = Volunteers; Mil = Militia
      Duncan, John; 2 Regt. (Fifield's) VT Mil
      Duncan, Thomas; Dixon's Regt. VT Mil

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, George H., mother Duncan, Adeline M.; L 1 VT Cav.; 1880 June 30, Mother Appl. #274250, Cert. #279894. (MAD: 1850 Chittenden Co. VT census)
      Duncan, George H., widow Duncan, Mary C., minor Fisher, Frank G., Gdn.; B 8 VT Inf., F 10 Mass. Inf.; 1890 July 3, Widow Appl. #430966, Cert. #289832, Mass.; 1891 July 22, Minor Appl. #521234, Cert. #370804, Mass.
      Duncan, George J., widow Duncan, Daisy A.; B & C 9 VT Inf.; 1891 Nov. 24, Invalid Appl. #1072809, Cert. #1103944, Calif.; 1909 Nov. 12, Widow Appl. #930505, Cert. #699201, Cal. (MAD: b.1840, d.1909 Alameda Co. CA; ??? George H. in 1850 Chittenden Co. VT census)
      Duncan, George J., widow Duncan, Daisy A.; B & C 9 VT Inf.; 1891 Nov. 24, Invalid Appl. #1072809, Cert. #1103944, Calif.; 1909 Nov. 12, Widow Appl. #930505, Cert. #699201, Cal.
      Duncan, Henry A., father Duncan, Albert R.; 1 Indpt. Batty V. L.A.; 1883 June 8, Father Appl. #305275, Cert. #220858, VT. (MAD: 1850 Chittenden Co. VT census)
      Duncan, Hugh, widow Duncan, Virginia A.; Sgt. E 5 VT Inf.; 1864 July 16, Widow Appl. #57410, Cert. #30301.

1881 "Combined History of Shelby & Moultrie Counties, Illinois : and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers" pub. by Brink, McDonough and Co. (FHL film 1,000,516 item 1)
      Pg.195: Moultrie Co. IL, City & Twp. of Sullivan. John H. Dunscomb, born in Trumbull Co. OH on 8 June 1839; his father, Orren H. Dunscomb was a native of Vermont and emigrated to OH in 1803, settling at Weathersfield in Trumbull Co.; he was one of early pioneers of OH; he married Sophia H. Gray, a native of Trumbull Co. Mr. Dunscomb was 4th in a family of 6 children, raised in his native county and obtained good education in common schools; his mother died in 1851 and his father in 1855. In the latter year, then 12 years old, he came to IL; for a year or two, he was employed by the month in Moultrie Co. and in 1857 began teaching school in Lovington Twp. (MAD: see Moultrie Co. IL for more)


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