Duncans in Chippewa Co. WI


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

Last revised April 25, 2009

Formed 1845 from Crawford
Dunn formed 1854 from Chippewa
Eau Claire formed 1856 from Chippewa
Taylor formed 1875 from Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Chippewa
Price formed 1879 from Chippewa, Lincoln
Sawyer formed 1883 from Ashland, Chippewa
Rusk (orig. Gates) formed 1901 from Chippewa


1850 Chippewa Co. WI Census
Pg.111, #---, Long list of miners, in semi-alphabetic order
                  Joel H. DUNCAN 35 CAN

1860 Chippewa Co. WI Census
Eagle Point
Pg.49, #291-271, Joel DUNCAN 41 Lower Canada farmer $0-$200
                  Sarah 29 NY
                  James 10, Catharine 8 WI
                  James (sic) 4, Rebecca 4/12 WI
                  Richard LEE 21 WI laborer
                  (MAD: 1870 Dunn Co. WI census)

1870 Chippewa Co. WI Census
Chippewa Falls
Pg.357, #(blank)-172, GOOLIE, Prosper 35 CAN ("Cannada") laborer $1500-$500, parents of foreign birth
                  Hariet 25 CAN home, parents of foreign birth
                  Marian 3, Adolfresio (m) 1 WI, parents of foreign birth
                  & 15 others, including
                  DUNCAN, George 21 NY carpenter
Chippewa Falls, Ward 1
Pg.369, #119-120, Union Lumbring Co.
                  (3 pages of names, including, on pg.369)
                  DUNCAN, John 48 CANada (written on top of Saint Johns) works in saw mill, parents of foreign birth
Eagle Point
Pg.395, #(blank)-118, DURAND, Samuel 26 NY laborer $0-$0
                  Jane 28 NY home
                  Nelson S. (m) 6 NY home
                  Jane 1 WI home
                  DUNCAN, Isaac 17 NY laborer
                  MULLEN, Mathew 30 CAN brick maker, parents of foreign birth
                  John 28 CAN brick maker, parents of foreign birth
                  SLOCUM, C.I. (m) 28 IL brick maker
                  BURK, Phillip 27 GERmany rotary sawyer, parents of foreign birth


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, John A., widow Duncan, Mary A.; L 2 Minn. Cav.; 1892 Sept. 21, Invalid Appl. #1131721, Cert. 1152965, Wis.; 1922 Aug. 2, Widow Appl. #1192346, Cert. #918278, Wis. (MAD: ? 1880-1910 Chippewa Co. WI, b.1848 PA or OH)
      Duncan, Samuel M., widow Duncan, Jane; I 48 NY Inf.; 1890 July 14, Widow Appl. #436224, Cert. #294168, Wis. (MAD: 1880 Chippewa Co. WI, b.1843 NY)


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