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

Last revised July 31, 2008

CRAWFORD CO. IA
Formed 1851 from Shelby
Cherokee formed 1851 from Crawford
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1860 Crawford Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Crawford Co. IA Census
Denison Twp.
Pg.461, #6-7, DUNCAN, Saml. 32 OH farmer $960-$1638
                  Laura W. 33 WI keeping house
                  Radcliff (m) 6 IA at home
                  SMITH, Charles 19 PA farm laborer $1000-$165, father of foreign birth
                  Sarah 22 IA teacher
                  (MAD: ? 1860 Jackson Co. IA census)
 

MILITARY RECORDS

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 R., alias Duncan, Joseph P., widow Duncan, Mary E.; H 135 Ill. Inf.; 1904 May 16, Invalid Appl. #1316146, Cert. #1097225, Iowa; 1911 Sept. 11, Widow Appl. #971684, no cert., Iowa. (MAD: James R. Duncan enlisted Palestine, Crawford Co. IL; 1910 Crawford Co. IA, Joseph b.1847 VA, Mary E. b.1849 IL; 1880 Joseph P. Duncan b.1847 TN, wife Hannah M. 28 NY)
      Duncan, Joseph P., alias Duncan, James K., widow Duncan, Mary E.; H 135 Ill. Inf.; 1904 May 16, Invalid Appl. #1316146, Cert. #1097225, Iowa; 1911 Sept. 11, Widow Appl. #971684, no cert., Iowa; remarks C2508302. (MAD: see James R. alias Joseph P.)
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1893 "Biographical History of Crawford, Ida and Sac Cos. IA: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States, with accompanying biographies, a condensed history of Iowa, with biographies of the governors, engravings of prominent citizens of the counties, with personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families" pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. 1893 (Los Angeles Public Library book R977.7 B615)
      Pg.353: JOSEPH P. DUNCAN, a well-known settler of Crawford Co. IA, was born in Blount Co. TN, October 3, 1846, son of Joseph and Susan (Norwood) Duncan, of the same county, of Scotch descent. The family moved to Crawford Co. IL, when Joe was a lad of seven years; the father died in 1863, after this the mother moved to Arcola, Douglas Co. IL, where she still resides. On October 5, 1870, Joseph P. was married to Hannah M. Schouten, whose birthplace was Saratoga Co. NY, May 17, 1852; ... to Arcola, Illinois. In 1873 J.P., with his wife and one child, Anna, moved to Crawford Co. IA, ...
 

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