Duncans in Lafayette Co. WI


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

Last revised July 31, 2008

Formed 1846 from Iowa


1850 Lafayette Co. WI Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Lafayette Co. WI Census
New Digings
Pg.816, #168-168, Thomas CREUFORD 47 IRE miner $0-$75
                  Ellen 27 CANada
                  Ellen J. 10, Elexander (m) 6 WI
                  John 4, William 3 WI
                  Roxan 1 WI
                  Ned DUNKIN 34 IRE miner $0-$0
                  (MAD: indexed "Neel" Dunkin)

1870 Lafayette Co. WI Census
Town of Benton
Pg.325, #308-307, DUNCAN, George 40 SCT farmer $7000-$820, parents of foreign birth
                  GAVIN, Maggie (f) 13 WI housekeeper, parents of foreign birth
                  James 7 WI farm laborer, parents of foreign birth
Village & Town of Darlington
Pg.339, #212-212, DUNCAN, Frank 38 PA retail mcht $0-$3600, parents of foreign birth
                  Nellie 27 WI keeping house
                  JULISON, Barbara (f) 16 WI domes. servt, parents of foreign birth
Village & Town of Darlington, Image#30 of 69 (from Kathy D. Cawley 6/2007)
Page# 342B, #257-257, DUNCAN, [kdc-indexed as Duman]
John E., age 36, m/w, painter?[printer?], $3000./$300., Pennsylvania, mother foreign born
Harriet, age 28, f/w, keeping house, England, parents foreign born
Elizabeth, age 12, f/w, at school, Illinois
Frederick, age 10, m/w, at school, Illinois
ROBERTS, Eliza, age 17, f/w, servant, Wisconsin
      (KDC: 1860 Winnebago Co. IL census with wife Virginia, 1880 Hardin Co. IA census; John E Duncan mar. 05 May 1869 in Lafayette Co. WI (Vol.1 pg.390) to Harriett Bray (from Ancestry.com database Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division.)


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 E., widow Duncan, Harriet B.; Capt. B 23 Wis. Inf.; 1884 June 21, Invalid Appl. #516122, Cert. #306703, Iowa; 1901 Jan. 11, Widow Appl. #732916, Cert. #650987, Iowa. (MAD: 1870 Lafayette Co. WI; 1880 Hardin Co. IA)

HISTORIES before 1923

1877 "History of Winnebago Co. IL, Its Past and Present" pub. by H.F. Kett (FHL book 977.331 H2h, and film 1,000,524 item 5, and fiche 6,334,325)
      Pg.385, Newspapers etc.: "Pecatonica Independent," established May, 1859, at Pecatonica, by J.E. Duncan. Its publication was continued for a little over a year, when the office was removed to Darlington [Lafayette Co.], Wisconsin.
      (KDC 6/2007: John Elliott Duncan was the son of John Duncan & Elizabeth Hunt, the grandson of Daniel Duncan & Dianah Jacob and the great grandson of Thomas & Jane Duncan of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.)


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