Duncans in Upshur Co. WV


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

Last revised August 26, 2003

Formed 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, Lewis


1860 Upshur Co. VA Census
Buckhannon P.O.
Pg.237, #498-502, Jacob DUNCAN 48 VA farmer $200-$50
                  Martha S. 38 VA
                  Mary C. 19, Sarah L. 18 VA
                  John W. 17, Jas. W. 15 VA
                  Henry W. 12, Lucy T. 11 VA
                  Martha A. 10, Levio (m) 7 VA
                  Lidia M. 4, Geo. C. 1/12 VA
                  (MAD: 1850 Lewis Co. WV census)
Pg.238, #503-507, Wm. HENDERSON 50 VA farmer $10,000-$1,460
                  Elizabeth 47 VA
                  John D. 23, Lucy H. 17 VA
                  Page F. (m) 11, Emma 8 VA
                  Martha 4 VA
                  Lucy VINCENT 17 VA domestic
                  James DUNCAN 14 VA

1870 Upshur Co. WV Census
Meade Twp.
Pg.396, #92-92, DUNCAN, Jacob 57 VA (white) farmer $0-$115
                  Martha S. 49 VA keeping house
                  John W. 27 VA farmer $600-$0
                  Lucy J. 21, Martha A. 19 VA
                  Levi L. 17 VA farm laborer
                  Lydia M. 12, George C. 10 VA


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, James W.; B 10 W.Va. Inf.; 1865 July 1, Invalid Appl. #75316, Cert. #56987. (MAD: see 1860 Upshur Co. WV)


Lewis Co. WV Deed (FHL film 818,756)
      8-266: 4 Jan. 1876, Virginia Lee, Henry Beeman and wife Hortensia, Mortimer W. Smith and wife Susan C., James J. Duncan and wife Maud, Dabney C. Lee, Grace D. Lee, and George H. Lee, to Charles E. McCray, for $600, $318.50 remaining unpaid, land on Little Kanawha River partly in Upshur and Lewis and perhaps in Braxton Cos. devised to us by George H. Lee, containing approximately 738 acres, being part of a survey made for said McCray of 1346 acres on Little Kanawha River at mouth of Buffalo Fork and all that part not assigned to Robert McCray, retaining lien. Witnesses A.W. Scott and W.V. McCracken for Henry & Hortensia H. Beeman of Perry Co. OH; Duncans in Harrison Co. WV.


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