Duncans in Appanoose Co. IA


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

Last revised February 4, 2014

Formed 1843 from Davis
Decatur, Wayne formed 1846 from Appanoose


1850 Appanoose Co. IA Census
Chariton Twp.
Pg.16, #61-61, Elijah W. DUNCAN 36 TN farmer $0
                  Cyntha 32 IL
                  Caroline 15, George 14, Martha 8 IL
                  Alonzo 6, Cordelia 4 IL
                  Thomas 8/12 Iowa
                  George GALLAHER 23 IA farmer $500
                  David SAMSON 22 C. (CT?)
                  (MAD: see ?? 1840 St.Clair Co. IL census; ? Martha in 1860 Lee Co. IA census; David Sampson mar. Louisa C. Duncan 1/2/1851)

1860 Appanoose Co. IA Census
Sharon Twp, P.O. Centreville
Pg.643, #698-662, Preston DUNCAN 52 KY farmer $400-$550
                  Margeret 53 TN
                  Maria J. 23, Alexander 18 IN
                  Sarah 15, Mary 15 IN (MAD: twins?)
                  Andrew 11 IN
                  (MAD: 1850 Clark Co. IN census; their sons in 1870 Jefferson Co. IA census)

1870 Appanoose Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed


Appanoose Co. IA Deed Indexes (SLC 12/13/2013)
   Vol.1, 1850-1858, Grantors (FHL film 1,006,522)
      No Duncan
   Vol.1, 1850-1858, Grantees (FHL film 1,006,522)
      D-91: Duncan, John from John S. Seymour, Feb. 20, 1853, Oct. 5, 1854, Deed, D-91, all of W end of NW 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec.6 T70 R16, 20 acres
   Vol.2, 1858-1865, Grantors (FHL film 1,006,523)
      G-669: Duncan, Preston to J.B. Duncan, Dec. 2, 1862, Nov. 29, 1862, Deed, G-669, W 1/2 NE 1/4 23-69-17, 80 acres
   Vol.2, 1858-1865, Grantees (FHL film 1,006,523)
      G-669: Duncan, James B. from Preston Duncan, Dec. 2, 1862, Nov. 29, 1862, deed, G-669, W 1/2 NE 1/4 23-69-17, 80 acres


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, Alexander; F 17 IA Inf.; filed 1884 March 28, Invalid Appl. #509496, Cert. #293290, Kans. (MAD: enlisted 08 March 1862, Private, age 21, Union; Resided in Centerville, Appanoose Co. IA)
      Duncan, John C.; E 2 Iowa Inf.; 1878 Oct. 1, Invalid Appl. #261144, Cert. #159752. (MAD: enlisted 06 May 1861, Private, age 21, Union; Resided in Centerville, Appanoose Co. IA)


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