Duncans in Crawford Co. WI


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

Last revised August 15, 2008

Formed 1818
Iowa Co. (MI or WI) formed 1836
Chippewa formed 1845 from Crawford
Vernon (formerly Bad Ax) formed 1851 from Richland, Crawford
Clark formed 1853 from Crawford
Trempealeau formed 1854 from Crawford, LaCrosse


1820-1840 Crawford Co. WI Census
      No Duncan indexed

1850 Crawford Co. WI Census
Prairie du Chien
Pg.236, #11, Benjamin F. MANAHAN 34 NY carpenter
                  Amanda 32 KY
                  Ambrade? (m) 7, Francis (f) 3/12 WI
                  Emily DUKINS 20
                  Ada 17, Whittaker (m) 16 KY
                  Catherine BURRELL 12 NY
Pg.236, #12, Aly Ann DUKINS (f) 60 NY
                  Mary 14, Philatheba? (f) 12 KY
                  Eugine (m) WITMER 10 NY

1860 Crawford Co. WI Census
Marietta Twp.
Pg.808, #1503-1456, Robert DUNCAN 32 PA farmer $400-$125
                  Pluma (f) 24 OH
                  Robert 3, Charles 1 WI
                  Milvina (f) 12 WI

1870 Crawford Co. WI Census
Prairie Du Chien (written first name first)
Pg.490, #411-411, Esther DUNCAN 60 NY housekeeping $1000-$500
                  Charles 11 MI at school
                  Elizabeth 17 CAN (line through parents of foreign birth)
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Grant Co. WI census)
Town of Scott
Pg.514, #67-67, DUNCAN, Robert 42 PA farmer $1600-$950
                  Pluma A. (f) 34 OH housekeeping
                  Obed A. (m) 13 WI attending school
                  Charles A. 10 WI attending school
                  Chaney W. (m) 8 WI
                  Laura A. 5, Ella M. 3 WI
                  Robbert W. 11/12 WI, b.Jan.
                  (MAD: names as spelled)

1880 Census, Town of Scott, Crawford County, Wisconsin (from Kathy D. Cawley 1/5/2008)
S.D.# 2, E.D.# 52, Page# 130B, Image# 21 of 23
w/m, age 54, Head, farmer, --/--/-- [info was same as the family above it, unrelated, crossed out]
Pluma, w/f, age 45, Wife, keeping house, OH./OH./OH.
Charles, w/m, age 20, Son, single, farm hand, WI./PA./OH.
Chacy, w/m, age 17, Son, works on farm, WI./PA./OH.
Lora, w/f, age 15, Daughter, attends school, WI./PA./OH.
Ella, w/f, age 12, Daughter, attends school, WI./PA./OH.
      (KDC & MAD: mar. 1852 Grant Co. WI; 1895 Lyon Co. IA; 1900 Moody Co. SD)


Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907 (from Kathy D. Cawley 1/5/2008)
Name: Obed Duncan
Death Date: 18 Jan 1895
County: Crawford
Volume: 01
Page #: 0262
Reel: 013
Image: 1917
Index Volume: -
ImageNum: 101239
Sequence #: 090037
Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index.
Name: Pluma Duncan
Death Date: 15 Jul 1905
County: Crawford
Volume: 02
Page #: 0009
Reel: 013
Image: 2784
Index Volume: -
ImageNum: 101239
Sequence #: 090041
Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index.


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, Robert, widow Duncan, Pluma A.; G 47 Wis. Inf.; 1880 May 12, Invalid Appl. #365303, Cert. #310249; 1901 Sept. 10, Widow Appl. #748311, Cert. #531512, Wis. (MAD: 1860 Crawford Co. WI census)

American Civil War Soldiers (from Kathy D. Cawley 1/5/2008)
Name: Robert Duncan
Residence: Scott, Wisconsin (KDC & MAD: Crawford Co. WI)
Enlistment Date: 28 Jan 1865
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 28 January 1865.
Enlisted in Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 28 Jan 1865.
Mustered Out Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 31 Aug 1865.
Sources: 97,250

HISTORIES before 1923

1884 "History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin : together with sketches of their towns, portraits, history of Wisconsin" pub. Springfield, Ill. : by Union Pub. Co. (FHL book 977.57 H2c; SLC 9/2007)
      Pg.701-702: Robert Duncan was born in 1827, in Westmoreland Co., Penn. When quite young he removed with his parents to Ohio. In 1844 Mr. Duncan went to Ellenboro, Grant Co., Wis., where, in 1852, he married Pluma A. Jones. They have had six children, five of whom are living -- Obed A., Charles A., Chauncy N., Laura A. and Ella M. Robert W. was born Oct. 3, 1869, and died Oct. 16, 1870; Charles A. and Chauncy W. are now living in Iowa. Mr. Duncan came to the town of Scott, Crawford Co., in 1854, purchasing eighty acres of land, on section 21, where he has since resided. He afterwards purchased another forty acres of Walter Blandon. He served as a faithful soldier about nine months in the 47th Wisconsin Volunteers. He served several terms on the town board of supervisors.


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