Duncans in Huron Co. MI


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

Last revised August 21, 2007

Formed 1840 from Saginaw, St.Clair, Sanilac


1850 Huron Co. MI Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Huron Co. MI Census
Town of Dwight, Port Hope
Pg.858, #267-270, Peter DUNCAN 49 SCT cooper $200-$0
                  Jane 27 CANada
                  Isabella 14 CAN
                  Ellen 5 NY
                  Rhoda 4 CAN
                  James 3 MI

1870 Huron Co. MI Census
      No Duncan indexed


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, Peter, widow Duncan, Jane, minor Bassett, Jay, Gdn.; F 23 Mich. Inf.; 1863 Oct. 2, Widow Appl. #34911, no cert.; 1879 Jan. 2, Minor Appl. #240928, Cert. #221574. (MAD: 1860 Huron Co. MI census; ? Gratiot Co. MI)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Portrait and biographical album of Huron County [Michigan] : containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Michigan and of the presidents of the United States : also containing a complete history of the county, from its earliest settlement to the present time." (anonymous); pub. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1884, 492 pgs. (LH4952; HeritageQuest 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,087 item 1)
      Pg.318-319: JOSIAH BLACK, M.D., born Jan. 8, 1854, in Canada. His father James Black was a native of Scotland and emigrated to Ontario, where he married Maria Ainslie. ... Dr. Black married in Canada to Isabell Duncan, and they have two children, - Elmer L. and Beatrice I., born respectively Aug. 6, 1878, and Jan. 28, 1880. Robert and Mary (Glennee) Duncan, the parents of Mrs. Black, are natives of Scotland.
      Pg.399: DIOGNESS PERRY, farmer, section I, Caseville Township, was born in 1817, in Aberdeen, Scotland, and is the son of William and Ann (Duncan) Perry. His father died in his infancy. The demise of his mother occurred when he was three years old, and when he was four years old he came to America with his uncle, Diogness Duncan. They landed at Quebec and proceeded to Guelph, that province, where Mr. Duncan bought a farm. Mr. Perry worked on a farm, ... married in 1859 to Ann McCauley. ... (MAD: Guelph as spelled)


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