Duncans in Preble Co. OH


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

Last revised July 29, 2008

Formed 1808 from Montgomery, Butler


1820-1830 Preble Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed

1840 Preble Co. OH Census
Jefferson Twp.
Pg.165  William A. Dunkan       0112,001  -  0001,1010,01
          (MAD: ?? 1830 & 1860 Randolph Co. IN census)

1850 Preble Co. OH Census
Harrison Twp.
Pg.399, #230, Jacob BARR 26 OH carpenter $2000
                  Elizabeth 23 OH
                  Mary J. 10/12 OH
                  Daniel SCHNOFF 20 OH carpenter
                  Henry DUNCAN 21 OH carpenter
                  & others

1860 Preble Co. OH Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Preble Co. OH Census
Dixon Twp.
Pg.15, #225-225, BRUCE, Washington 61 OH farmer $12,000-$1,500
                  Sally Ann 47 KY keeping house
                  Charles W. 12 KY at home
                  DANCAN, Mary I. 17 KY on a visit
                  SIMPSON, John 13 OH works on farm
Harrison Twp., Village of Euphemia
Pg.58-59, #126-130, GATES, Laborious (m) 37 OH pikeing $3000-$500
                  Mariah 35 OH keeping house
                  Set (m) 13, Charles 12 OH at home
                  Ella 6, Frank 3 IN at home
                  Harry 2 OH at home
                  DUNKIN, Jeremiah 19 PA teamster
                  FORBER, George 19 OH farm hand
Harrison Twp.
Pg.71, #328-336, HUNT, George W. 24 OH farm hand $0-$200, mar. in April
                  Rebecca A. 19 OH keeping house, mar. in April
                  DUNKIN, Prudence 61 OH Ret. keeping house
                  (MAD: Dunkin as spelled; 1860 Montgomery Co. OH census)
Pg.71, #329-337, DUNCAN, Samuel 29 OH day laborer $0-$400
                  Ellen 25 OH keeping house
                  CALHOUN, Eliza 65 OH ret. keeping house $1500-$0
                  Allen (m) 26 OH day laborer
                  CLINGER, Clara V. 7 PA at home
                  Elmer L. 4 IN at home
                  BARNETT, John 7 IN attending school
                  Lucy J. 9 IN attending school


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, Josiah B., widow Duncan, Lizzie; K 131 Ohio Inf.; 1890 July 14, Invalid Appl. #898765, Cert. #700127, Ohio; 1898 May 23, Widow Appl. #676739, Cert. #477822, Ohio. (MAD: 1880 Preble Co. OH)

HISTORIES before 1923

"Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana : historical and biographical." by J.H. Battle; pub. Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co., 1883, 799 pgs. (LH6232, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL film 934,922 item 3 and 928,022 item 1)
      Pg.337-338: Town of Fowler and Centre Township - Benton County. JAMES WHARRY, Surveyor of Benton County, was born at Greenville, Ohio, July 23, 1841. He ... enlisted in Company C, Eleventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry. ... Second Lieutenant of his company, and in September of the following year was advanced to the First Lieutenancy of Company H and subsequently ... After the war, he recommenced carpentering in his native State, and continued that and surveying until 1869, when he emigrated to Missouri. In February, 1874, he came to Fowler. Mr. Wharry is a Republican ... he was married in April, 1867, to Miss Mary Robertson, of La Fayette, ... John and Eliza (Duncan) Wharry, parents of the subject of this sketch, were natives, respectively, of Pennsylvania and Ohio, of Scotch descent, and the parents of ten children, only eight of whom are now alive. They were among the pioneers of Ohio, and especially of Darke County, where Mr. Wharry located in 1821. Both he and wife are now dead. (MAD: John Wharry mar. Eliza Duncan 1838 in Preble Co. OH)


Some early Duncans in Preble Co. OH:
      Eliza Duncan, 23 April 1838, mar. John Wharry
      Thirza Durham, 11 Nov. 1848, mar. James Cockren


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