Duncans in Mason Co. IL


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

Last revised July 13, 2013

Formed 1841 from Tazewell


1850 Mason Co. IL Census
Taken 10/28/1850
Pg.149, #70-70, John DUNCAN 25 KY farmer $0
                  Mary 18 IL MULATTO
                  Darky (f) 7/12 IL
                  (MAD: John C. Dunean mar. Mary Powell 10/25/1849)
Taken 11/27/1850
Pg.212, #1008-1008, Ash DUNCAN 30 TN farmer $0
                  Nancy 25 KY
                  Francis M. (m) 7, Theresa (f) 4 IL
                  Martha Ann 1 IL
                  (MAD: Ashley Duncan, son of Marshall & Hannah Duncan, mar. Nancy Pemberton, dau. of Wm. Pemberton & Nancy (Skaggs), 9/6/1840 Menard Co. IL, from info of Barbara Pemberton; Nancy & children in 1860 Tazewell Co. IL census)

1860 Mason Co. IL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Mason Co. IL Census
Bath Twp.
Pg.18, #36-37, DUNCAN, J.S. (m) 29 TN painter $300-$50
                  Mary A. 25 IL keeping house
                  Tenor (f) 7, McClelland (m) 6 IL home
                  (MAD: Tenor was Elleanor P. in 1880 census)
Manito Twp.
Pg.119, #181-181, BLACK, David 39 PA farmer $0-$1500
                  Sarah 36 PA keeps house
                  Franklin (m) 12, Jennie B. (f) 10 IL
                  Fidora L. (f) 8, Libbie J. (f) 6, Oscar S. 4 IL
                  DUNCAN, Ellen 18 IL house servant (white)
Quiver (town)
Pg.178, #23-23, SLADE, John W. 50 OH farmer $20,000-$1500
                  Delilah 51 OH keeping house
                  Rachel A. 18, Velarah (f) 15 OH "none"
                  Sophrona (f) 13 OH "none"
                  DUNCAN, Samuel 22 PA (white) works on farm
                  SLADE, Micagah (m) 81 MD retired farmer $0-$12,000
Quiver Twp.
Pg.184, #106-100, DUNCAN, Marion (m) 25 IL fisherman $0-$300 (white)
                  Jane 20 IL keeping house
                  Shuman (m) 2, Ellen V. 1 IL
Pg.187, #144-137, RIDER, Robert G. 39 OH physician $2000-$500
                  Harriet M. 32 NJ keeping house
                  John E. 12 IL at school
                  Etta J. 10 IL at home
                  Anna V. 8 IL
                  Orier (Ories?) (m) 4/12 PA b.Feb.
                  BOON, Jane 58 PA "none" $14000
                  DUNCAN, Martha J. 23 OH "none"


Mason Co. IL Deed Indexes (copied by CVD in SLC 5/7/2013 and 5/8/2013)
   General index - Grantee Book A 1841-1857 (FHL film 1,299,493 item 1, 5/7/2013)
      no Duncan found, faded, smeared ink, poor writing
   General index - Grantee Book B 1857-1862 (FHL film 1,299,493 item 2)
      I-111: Duncan, Joseph C. from Samuel S. Titus, Mar. 24, 1859; filed Apr. 7, 1859; undivided 2/3 of 32 acres wheat; see Record Chattel Mortgage.
   General index - Grantor Book A (to letter H) 1841-1857 (FHL film 1,299,494, 5/8/2013)
      no Duncan
   General index - Grantor Book B 1857-1862 (FHL film 1,299,495, 5/8/2013)
      no Duncan


Sangamon Co. IL Deeds (SLC 1/13/1988 & later)
      U-275: 30 March 1842, Stiles C. Peck and wife Abigail S. of Mason Co. IL to Samuel E.K. Duncan and Joseph M. Duncan, $150, lot 12 and E 1/2 Lot 11 in block 14 in Springfield. (FHL film 1,310,371)


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, Francis M., widow Duncan, Mahulda J.; C 11 Ill. Cav.; 1876 July 28, Invalid Appl. #223113, Cert. 188936; 1920? June 2, Widow Appl. #1158301, Cert. #897921, Ill. (MAD: ?? enlisted as Marion F. Duncan on 22 Jan. 1864 in Forest City, Mason Co. IL; 1870 Mason Co. IL, Marion 25 IL, wife Jane)
      Duncan, James M., minor Duncan, Oriel J., Gdn.; K 11 Ill. Cav.; 1879 Dec. 22, Invalid Appl. #331904, Cert. #293046; 1897 Feb. 12, Minor Appl. #648362, no cert., Ill. (MAD: of Young America, [?Mason or McDonough Co.] IL per IL Civi War database)


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