Duncans in Hardin Co. IA


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

Last revised August 1, 2008

Formed 1851 from Black Hawk


1860 Hardin Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Hardin Co. IA Census
Buckeye Twp.
Pg.350, #25-24, DUNCAN, J.G. (m) 30 IA "farmer (renter)" $0-$465
                  Ellen 26 VT keeping house
                  Cyrus G. (m) 16 VT
                  Ellen W. 4 NH
                  Wm. H. 2, Frank E. 1 IA
Grant Twp.
Pg.428, #16-16, DUNCAN, Lewis 30 IL farmer $1000-$0
                  Sally 28 IN keeping house
                  Nancy 13 IL attending school
                  Douglas (m) 10, Netta (f) 8 IL
                  Ortensia (f) 5, Sally 3 IL
                  Eli 1 IA
Providence Twp.
Pg.494, #251-251, PERRY, Henry 27 IL farmer $0-$190
                  Elizabeth 25 IL keeping house
                  Frank 7, Chas. 5, Mary A. 3 IL
                  Andrew N. 2, Viola 2 IL (brackets)
                  DUNCAN, Mary A. 2 IL
Lipton Twp.
Pg.501, #58-58, DUNCAN, Wm. 36 IN farmer $1000-$300
                  Margaret 34 OH keeping house
                  Emma A. 14, Kate 12, Leona (f) 10 IL attending school
                  Mary 8 IL
                  Ida 6, Leonard 4, Cora 2 IA
                  (MAD: 1860 Mercer Co. IL census)
Pg.501, #59-59, DUNCAN, Francis (m) 25 IN farmer $0-$500
                  Phebe 24 IN keeping house
                  Charles 3 IL
                  Ralph 8/12 IA b.Nov.

1880 Census, Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2007)
S.D.# 4, E.D.# 123, Page# 444C, Image# 23 of 37
John E.,
age 45, Head, printer, PA./PA./ENG.
Harriet B., age 38, Wife, keping house, ENG./ENG./ENG.
Ruth, age 8, Daughter, attends school, WI./PA./ENG.
      (KDC: 1870 Lafayette Co. WI census; 1900 Story Co. IA 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, John E., widow Duncan, Harriet B.; Capt. B 23 Wis. Inf.; 1884 June 21, Invalid Appl. #516122, Cert. #306703, Iowa; 1901 Jan. 11, Widow Appl. #732916, Cert. #650987, Iowa. (MAD: 1870 Lafayette Co. WI; 1880 Hardin Co. IA)


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