Duncans in Hardin Co. IL


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

Last revised February 1, 2010

Formed 1839 from Pope


1850 Hardin Co. IL Census
Elizabeth, taken 8/15/1850
Pg.3, #38, Troutman T. DUNCAN 40 VT shoemaker
                  (in boarding house)

1860 Hardin Co. IL Census
Twp.11, Range 8, P.O. Elizabethtown
Pg.1081, #403-403, Reily DUNCAN 32 VA farmer $400-$300
                  Eliza 35 IL
                  (MAD: not mar/in/year, no children)
Pg.1083, #415-415, Greenbury W?. DUNCAN 24 VA farmer $200-$300
                  Aness (Anys?) 56 NC widow
                  Campbell 26, John 22, Wm. 16, Jas. 12 VA
                  Mary 18 VA
                  (MAD: Wilson Duncan family, 1850 Scott Co. VA census; ? Green B. and "Camion" Duncan in 1870 Posey Co. IN census)
Pg.1090, #472-472, Wesley DUNCAN 33 TN day hand $0-$25
                  Malinda J. 31 KY wife
                  Mary E. 9, Jas. R. 7 OH
                  "Greeberry" W. 5, Sara A. 3 OH
                  Martha A. 2, California (f) 3 mo. IL
                  (MAD: 1850 Livingston Co. KY; Westley Duncan mar. Malinda Adams 12/9/1850 Livingston Co. KY; 1870 Gallatin Co. IL census)

1870 Hardin Co. IL Census
McFarlan Precinct
Pg.15, #61-61, DUNCAN, Elsey 50 KY BLACK washer woman $0-$0
                  Arthur 11, Jacob 9 KY BLACKS at home
Munroe Precinct
Pg.24, #31-31, DUNCAN, William 25 KY farmer $300-$175
                  Sarah 14 OH keeping house
                  Robert 5, William 2 IL at home
                  (MAD: ages as given; ?? see 1880 Pope Co. IL)
Pg.36, #215-215, VINYARD, Lewis 26 IL farmer $500-$350, mar. in Feb.
                  Lucinda 35 IL keeping house, mar. in Feb.
                  Jacob 6, Margaret 4, Susan 3, William 2 IL
                  GULLETT, Ahab (m) 30 IL farm laborer
                  DUNCAN, Amelia 24 TN domestic servant


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 W., widow Duncan, Malinda J.; C 48 Ill. Inf.; 1879? June 16, Widow Appl. #247038, no cert. (card blurred) (MAD: Hardin Co. IL per IL Civil War database)

Go to the transcript of the Civil War Military Records for:

Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 1
      Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 2
      Civil War Records, James Coleman Duncan of Pope, Gallatin, Saline, and Hardin Co. IL; Part 3

Civil War Records, Robert Duncan of Saline, Pope, Hardin, Jackson, and Gallatin Co. IL

Civil War Records, Ezra Duncan, minor child of Robert Duncan, of Saline and Hardin Co. IL


Scioto Co. OH Deeds (FHL film 292,663)
      N-133: 14 Nov. 1844, Mary Duncan of Hardin Co. IL to Benjamin Spriggs of said Co., $100, dowry in lot 70 in Portsmouth. Wit. Martin Pillow, John F. O'Brien. Rec. Hardin Co. IL.
      N-134: 14 Nov. 1844, Archibald Duncan of Hardin Co. IL to Benjamin Spriggs, $900, all my right, etc. in equity and in expectancy of ... lot 70 in Portsmouth. Wit. Martin Pillow, John F. O'Brien. Rec. Hardin Co. IL.

Spencer Co. IN Deeds (SLC 6/11/2008)
      12-185: 13 Sept. 1848, Warran (/s/ Warren) Duncan of Hardin Co. IL to Moses B. Niles of Spencer Co. IN, $250, W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec.7 Twp.6S Range 3W, 100 acres. Wit. Francis M. (X) Winters. No wife, appeared in IL. Rec. 24 Feb. 1849. (FHL film 1,321,958)


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