Duncans in Sumner Co. KS


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

Last revised July 29, 2008

Formed 1867 from Cowley


1870 Sumner Co. KS Census
      No Duncan indexed

1880 Sumner Co. KS Census
Belle Plaine, pg.22, SD 2, ED 190
Pg.79B, #196-202, SIMPSON, Westly 43 IN mar. (blank) IN IN
                  Safronah L. 38 KY wife (blank) KY KY
                  Carrie 12 IN dau. IN KY
                  Adda 8 KS dau. IN KY
                  Johnny (m) 6 KY (blank) IN KY
                  DUNCAN, Bell (f) 13 KY (white) servant (blank occup.) KY KY
                  MOORE, Willey (m) 8 KY (white) (blank) (blank) KY KY
                  Jimmie (m) 6 MO KY KY
                  Martha 3 KS KY KY
Sumner, pg.10, SD 2, ED 199 (all households were #1-1)
Pg.155B, #1-1, DUNCAN, Joseph 34 OH mar. farmer OH OH
                  Annie 25 OH wife keeping house OH OH
                  Blanch (f) 4 KS dau. OH OH
                  Roy (m) 2 KS son OH OH
                  WALMSLEY, Thaddeus 29 VA (blank) single farmer VA VA


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, Joseph R., widow Duncan, Annie O.; H 143 Ohio Inf.; 1892 March 19, Invalid Appl. #1101123, Cert. #949528, Kans.; 1928 Jan. 23, Widow Appl. #1602704, Cert. #A-3-28-28, Kans.; remarks C3020721. (MAD: 1880-1900 Sumner Co. KS b.1845 OH)

HISTORIES before 1923

1890 "Portrait and biographical album of Sumner County, Kansas : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county : together with portraits & biographies of all the governors of the state and of the presidents of the United States" pub. by Chapman Bros. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL book 978.187 D3p and film 1,000,040 item 6)
      No Duncan biography indexed

1888 "Portrait and biographical album of Sedgwick County, Kansas : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent... citizens of the county ..." pub. by Chapman Bros. (CA State Library, Sutro Branch; FHL book 978.186 D3p and film 1,000,039 item 2)
      Pg.878-9: ROBERT DUNCAN, citizen of Wichita; to Wichita 1880. Grandfather was born among the Highlands "land of the thistle"; to US at early day; settled Allegheny River in PA; not many years later he turned his face to the further West, but after reaching Ohio was never more heard from. It is supposed he was murdered by Indians or ... Robert Duncan left his family in PA, and among his sons was Charles C., father of our subject, born in 1800, age 2 when father left home. Age 19 engaged as raftsman on Allegheny River, and in Ohio; entered tract of land in Washington Co. 5 miles from Marietta, there met & married Miss Charity Gard, native of VA, born 1798. Seven children: Mary A., Robert, Julia, Elias, Elizabeth, Charity, Nancy. In 1831 to Hamilton Co. IN for a few years, then IL, then WI; Mother had died at her home in IN in Jan., 1839; Charles C. Duncan subsequently married Miss Elizabeth Perie, had 4 more children: Frank, Delmer, Henry and Rachel. Charles C. died Sumner Co. KS, Oct. 12, 1886, age 86. Subject Robert Duncan was born Washington Co. OH on Jan. 8, 1823, age 8 when family to IN, age 20 when family to WI. He worked lead mines of Grant Co. for 15 years, age 24, in 1847, married Miss Rachel Gard, born March 7, 1823 in Washington Co. OH, dau. of John and Amy Gard, natives of VA and of German and Irish descent. Charles C. & Rachel were parents of 7 children: Charles A., Olive, John G., Warren R., Emily, Wellington and Byron D., all living, married, residents of this state. Mrs. Duncan died 6 Dec. 1873 on visit to brother's residence in Pottawatomie Co. KS; Mr. Duncan on 6 June 1875 married Mrs. Rebecca Stevens, dau. of David Gard; she a niece of his former wife. In 1855 Mr. Duncan to MN on land purchased from government; in 1867 to Pottawatomie Co. KS; in 1870 to Sedgwick Co. Republican.


Sumner Co. KS (no source; from index cards of Kit Smith 8/1983)
      Unnamed Cemetery, 1 mile north, two miles west, 1/4 mile No. of Town of Corbin, Sumner Co. KS:
      Charles G. Duncan, d. 10 Oct. 1885, age 85 y., 9 m. 25 d.
      (MAD: see Sedgwick Co. KS)


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