Duncans in Greene Co. IA


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1851 from Dallas
Pocahontas formed 1851 from Humboldt, Greene
Sac formed 1851 from Greene


1860 Greene Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Greene Co. IA Census
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.15, #110-116, DUNCAN, James 37 PA farmer $3000-$1000
                  Sarah J. 33 NY keeping house
                  Charles W. 13, Albert 11, Elmer E. 9 IL
                  (MAD: see obituaries in Plymouth Co. IA)
Pg.15, #111-117, DUNCAN, Elizabeth 58 PA keeping house $1000-$200
                  Samuel 19 PA works on farm
                  Matilda 21 PA
                  Robert 17, Mary A. 15 IL
                  (MAD: 1860 Henry Co. IL census)
Pg.15, #112-118, DUNCAN, John 29 PA farmer $1200-$400
                  Betzy 23 SWEden keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  George W. 5 IA mother of foreign birth
                  Robert 3 IL mother of foreign birth
Pg.26, #106-107, WOOD, John M. 26 IN editor $0-$0
                  Helen M. 26 MA keeping house
                  WELLS, Julian (m) 17 IN printer apprentice
                  HENDERSON, Hollis (m) 17 IA printer apprentice
                  DUNCAN, Matilda 21 PA domestic (white)
                  REGANDLS?, Laura W. (m) 24 IN sayer $4000-$500
                  (MAD: one Matilda A. Duncan mar. W.T. Crosier 7/13/1872)
Washington Twp.
Pg.46, #29-29, DUNCAN, James M. 26 ME ("Main") farmer $2000-$200, father of foreign birth, married Jan.
                  Sarah 19 IL keeping house, married Jan.
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Carroll Co. IL census)


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., widow Duncan, Sarah; G 147 & A 140 Ill. Inf.; 1880 June 28, Invalid Appl. #398891, Cert. #257138; 1913 Aug. 30, Widow Appl. #1013632, Cert. #768518, Iowa. (MAD: enlisted Como, Whiteside Co. IL; ? 1860 Carroll Co. IL; 1870 Greene Co. IA; 1880 Cedar Co. NE; 1900 Dixon Co. NE, b.1845 ME)

HISTORIES before 1923

1883 "History of the State of Kansas : containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state; of its early settlements; a supplementary history and description of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their advantages, industries and commerce, to which are added biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men and early settlers" ed. by William G. Cutler, A.T. Andreas; pub. Chicago : A.T. Andreas (FHL book 978.1 H2hi 1976 & v.2; FHL film 982,248 items 1-2)
      Pg.508: Jefferson Co., Valley Falls, Delaware Twp. JAMES F. DUNCAN, farmer, Section 3, P.O. Valley Falls, is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in Perry County, September 17, 1834. When two years of age removed with parents to Maryland, afterwards to West Virginia, and eventually to Illinois. In after years was a resident of Iowa for a time, agricultural pursuits being his vocation in life. August 9, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois Volunteer Infantry; participated in twenty-four open field engagements; among these were Franklin, Nashville, Atlanta, Lost Mountain and Rocky Face. Served until June 20, 1865, and was honorably discharged. Mr. Duncan came to Kansas in 1872. He is one among the substantial farmers of Jefferson County. He was married in Illinois to Miss Sarah J. Miller, a native of that State. By the union they have three children -- C.W., A.F. and E.E. (MAD: married Henry Co. IL; 1870 Greene Co. IA census)


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