Duncans in Sauk Co. WI


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

Last revised June 23, 2010

Formed 1840; Territorial county


1840-1860 Sauk Co. WI Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Sauk Co. WI Census
Spring Green
Pg.243, #82-73, DALEY, Charles L. 52 CT merchant (Ret.) $3000-$12000
                  June 48 VT keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Charles 20 NY clerk in store
                  Thomas 8 WI at home
                  DUNKAN, Edwin 19 NJ school teacher
                  MORGAN, Anna 19 PA domestic servant, 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, James B., widow Duncan, Josephine A.; H 23 Wis. Inf; 1880 April 22, Invalid Appl. #362648, Cert. #227060; 1885 May 12, Widow Appl. #326635, Cert. #238003, Wis. (MAD: 1870 Dane Co. WI; 1880 Sauk Co. WI, b.1840 NY)

HISTORIES before 1923

1918 "A standard history of Sauk County, Wisconsin" Harry Ellsworth Cole, editor; pub. Chicago : Lewis Pub. Co. 1918 (Sutro Library Book F587.S2.S7 1918, 3/24/2010)
      Pg.359: 1st Wisconsin Infantry, ? World War, Company I, Donald M. Duncan (& many others)
      Pg.1012-1013: James Hill, born Scotland Aug. 6, 1833, mar. Oct. 30, 1867, to Miss Emma Barringer, lived in Baraboo, WI. Mr. and Mrs. James Hill have eight children: Nettie, wife of E.B. McCoy of North Freedom; Edward; William; Robert; Lorene, wife of H.C. Duncan, of Baraboo; Ernest; Grace, wife of Ernest Edwards; and Max. (lots more on Hill family not copied, no photocopies allowed)


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