Duncans in Mercer Co. OH


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

Last revised May 25, 2012

Formed 1820 from Darke
Auglaize formed 1848 from Allen, Mercer


1820-1850 Mercer Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Mercer Co. OH Census
Recovery Twp.
Pg.382, #263-266, Isaac DUNCAN 34 OH cooper $100-$50
                  Elizabeth 24 OH
                  Alphred (m) 8, Mary 4 OH
                  Irvin (m) 1, Marh? (Mash?) (m) 2/12 OH
                  (MAD: children in 1870 Montgomery Co. OH census with John Duncan)

1870 Mercer Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed


Mercer Co. OH Marriages 1838-1852, Vol. A, B, C (FHL film 914,955)
      Dungan, James to Mary Ann Johns of Mercer Co., 25 March 1830 by Richard R. Barrington, JP. pg.427.
      No Duncan


Mercer Co. OH General index to Deeds (FHL film 2,367,125, items 2-3)
   Vol.1, 1824-1844
      Dungan not copied; no Duncan grantor or grantee
   Vol.2 (Transcript of index), 1843-1853
      Pg.32, 229 - no Duncan


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, Jonathan, widow Duncan, Rebecca A.; I 132 OH Inf.; 1890 July 26, Invalid Appl. #845124, Cert. #580627, Ohio; 1906 April 28, Widow Appl. #847863, Cert. #616272, Ohio. (MAD: 1880 Mercer Co. OH)


"The Daily Review" Decatur, Illinois, Thursday morning, December 8, 1892 (transcription by and from Kathy Cawley 6/2004; MAD: Celina, Mercer Co. OH)
      The News in Brief.
      William Duncan of Celina, O., quarreled with his wife and shot her. The gun only contained powder and wadding, but a serious wound was inflicted. Duncan was arrested.


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