Duncans in Manatee Co. FL


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

Last revised December 28, 2006

Formed 1855 from Hillsboro

1860 Manatee Co. FL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Manatee Co. FL Census
Pg.159, #4-4, STEPHENS?, Silvonce (f) 60 NC (white) keeping house $0-$250
                  DUNCAN, Charity 26 AL (white) keeping house
                  Napoleon (m) 2 FL
                  HAGAN, Francis (m) 43 FL (white) farmer $500-$1200
                  Eliza Jane 39 GA keeping house
                  Rounce? (f) 16 FL without occupation
                  Alfred 13, Ethelbert (m) 10 FL at home
                  Ulalin (f) 8, Jesse (m) 5, Allice (f) 2, John 2 FL

1880 Manatee Co. FL Census
Pine Level, Fort Green and Bassenger
Precincts No.2, 1, & 15, Pg.21?, S.D. 18, E.D.104; no household numbers
Pg.11B, (line 9-12)
DUNCAN, C.A., w/f, 36 widow single farmer AL AL AL
M.N., w/m, 12 son single (does not look like "W") FL FL FL
Zack S., w/m, 7 son single FL FL FL
Martha A., w/f, 4 "son" (ditto marks) single FL FL FL
      (MAD: very ornate capital D, not an OD although indexed as ODUNCAN)
      (MAD: 1900 DeSoto Co. FL census)
Pg.11B, (line 13-20)
STEPHENS, Benjamin, w/m, 58 father? mar. (blank occupation) AL AL AL
Silence, w/f, 70 wife mar. AL AL AL
McLEOD, William, w/m, 66 farther? mar. farmer AL AL AL
Martha E., w/f, 49 wife mar. AL AL AL
Ann, w/f, 18 dau. single house keeper AL AL AL
James S., w/m, 13 son farm hand FL AL AL
Normon W., w/m, 10 son FL AL AL
HARRIS, Cornelia J., w/f, 45 mother mar. farmer?? GA AL AL
June 17th (line 21) Minnie M., w/f, 22 dau. single GA AL AL
      (and more not copied here)


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, Benjamin F., widow Duncan, Charity A.; B 2 Fla. Cav.; 1869 July 3, Widow Appl. #178484, Cert. #139485.


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