Duncans in Dane Co. WI


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

Last revised June 23, 2010

Formed 1836, Territorial County


1840 Dane Co. WI Census
Pg.133  Abel DUNCAN/DUNSON      0000,3  -  0001

1850 Dane Co. WI Census
Village of Madison
Pg.323, #857, Hotel
                  Thos. DUNCAN 35 IRE hostler
Pg.333, #974, Hotel
                  E.F. DUNCAN (f) 35 IRE
Cottage Grove
Pg.368, #1570, Herman DUNCAN 30 NY farmer
                  Angeline 24 NY
                  H.N. (f) 2 NY
                  (MAD: 1860 Waushara Co. WI census)

1860 Dane Co. WI Census
Town of Bristol
Pg.140, #204-214, Zebulon WHIPPLE 33 OH farmer $1600-$500
                  Helen M. 33 VT
                  Harriet 11, Albert 9 WI
                  Ella 4, Jessie (m) 2 WI
                  John C. HILL 46 VT carpenter $0-$0
                  Eugene DUNCOMB (m) 14 WI
                  (MAD: ? see Waushara Co. WI pension)
Town of Dane
Pg.268, #722-722, William P. DUNCAN 51 VT farmer $2000-$325
                  Mary 47 E.CAN ("Canada, E.")
                  James 20, Emely 18 NY
                  Liddia (f) 16, Lucresia (f) 13 NY
                  Henry 11, John 5 NY
                  Elisbeth (f) 1 WI
                  (MAD: 1850 Wyoming Co. NY census)
Town of Rutland
Pg.867, #851-874, J.R. DUNCAN (m) 36 VT farmer $1200-$400
                  M.A. (f) 33 VT
                  Chas. H. 5, C.A. (f) 2 WI
                  Ellis POND (m) 16 PA farm laborer $0-$0
                  (MAD: ? Joel Duncan, 1850 Macomb Co. MI census; 1870 Meagher Co. MT census)

1870 Dane Co. WI Census
Pg.22, #89-89, DIMOND?, Edwin 35 ENG farmer $2,500-$300, parents of foreign birth
                  Ann 40 ENG (blank), parents of foreign birth
                  Lizzie 7, Alfred 5 WI, parents of foreign birth
                  DESMOND?, Emma 3 WI, parents of foreign birth
                  DUNCANS, John 15 VT farm laborer
                  MILLIONS, Sarah 17 WI domestic servant
Black Earth
Pg.32, #12-12, DUNCAN, James B. 30 NY farmer $1000-$2500, parents of foreign birth
                  Josephine 23 WI (blank)
                  Mary 2 WI
                  James 1/12 WI b.May
                  (MAD: 1880 Sauk Co. WI census)
Pg.233, #94-95, BROWN, Benjamin F. 51 VA farmer $14,000-$2103
                  Elizabeth 40 PA keeping house
                  DUNCAN, Victoria (f) 12 NE at home
                  (MAD: 1860 Otoe Co. NE census)
Madison, Ward 2
Pg.296, #12-12, ORTOW, Mary Ann W. 56 VA keeping house $5,000-$5,000
                  Diana 24 IN at home
                  Floretta (f) 18 WI at home
                  DUNKIN, Grace (f) 9 NE "Nebraska" at home


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, Eugene, widow Duncan, Emily C.; A 16 Wisc. Inf.; 1890 Aug. 5, Invalid Appl. #929551, Cert. #650477, Wisc.; 1922 Jan. 30, Widow Appl. #1184390, Cert. #917329, LA. (MAD: ? 1860 Dane Co. WI; James Eugene Duncan and Emily Forbes, 1875 Waushara Co. WI, 1900 Calcasieu Par. LA, from "Eugene and Edith, 1870-1916, My Parents" by Emily Brown Stothart, 1981 [Eugene Brown and Edith Duncan]; FHL fiche 6,019,910)
      Duncan, James B., widow Duncan, Josephine A.; H 23 Wis. Inf; 1880 April 22, Invalid Appl. #362648, Cert. #227060; 1885 May 12, Widow Appl. #326635, Cert. #238003, Wis. (MAD: 1870 Dane Co. WI; 1880 Sauk Co. WI, b.1840 NY)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Biographical review of Dane County, Wisconsin, containing biographical sketches of pioneers and leading citizens." pub. Chicago, Biographical Review Pub. Co., 1893 (Sutro Library microfilm \MICRO-FILM\258\Reel 5\Book 12, 3/24/2010; MAD's extract)
      Pg.157-160: Hon. William Penn Lyon. The subject of this sketch, one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin, is the son of Isaac and Eunice (Coffin) Lyon. He was a native of Chatham, Columbia Co. NY, born Oct. 28, 1822. His parents were ... Quakers ... In 1841 when he was nineteen years old he accompanied his father and family to Wisconsin and settled at what is now the town of Lyons, in Walworth Co., and he resided until 1850. Worked farm until spring 1844, the entered office of the late Judge Gale as a student of law, summer returned to farm work, ... fall of 1845 again became a law student ... 1846 admitted to bar in Walworth county. Justice of Peace of town of Hudson, now Lyons, ... In 1847 Judge Lyon ... married .. Miss Adelia C., the accomplished daughter of the late Dr. E.E. Duncomb, of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. ... In 1850 removed to Burlington, Racine Co., until 1855, then to city of Racine until 1861, District of Attorney 1855-1858 of Racine Co., 1859 chosen as Representative in Wisconsin Legislature and was made Speaker. ... August 7, 1861, Captain of Company K, Eighth Wisconsin Infantry ... (more on war service, became Colonel) ... mustered out of service 11th Sept. 1865. He was subsequently brevetted Brigadier-General of the US Volunteers to date from October 26, 1865. ... Chosen Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Wisconsin ... In 1879 Judge Lyon was the Republican candidate for Congress in the 4th District but was defeated -- filled a vacancy on Supreme Bench on 20 Jan. 1871, ... elected in 1878 and 1884 for 10 years ... There are two surviving children of the family of Judge Lyon: Clara Isabel, born in 1857, the wife of J.O. Hayes, Esq.; and William Penn, Jr., born in 1861. Both reside in California.


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