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

Last revised August 26, 2003

Formed 1842 from Cabell


1850-1860 Wayne Co. VA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Wayne Co. WV Census
Lincoln Twp.
Pg.65, #75-73, DAMSON, Moses 40 VA (white) farmer & family
                  not DUNCAN
Union Twp.
Pg.82, #34-34, DUNCAN, Andrew 50 VA (white) carpenter house $0-$100
                  Lucinda 46 VA keeping house
                  Benjamin 18 KY
                  (MAD: not Archibald Duncan; A.J. Duncan in 1860 Lawrence Co. OH census, 1850 Lawrence Co. KY census)
Pg.82, #35-35, DUNCAN, Henry C. 28 VA (white) Lawyer $1200-$400
                  Marth J. 21 VA keeping house
                  DESOON?, William 16 OH (white) farm hand


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, Andrew J. No.1, alias Duncan, Archibald J., widow Duncan, Lucinda; L 1 OH L.Art.; 1880 July 2, Invalid Appl. #407366, Cert. #259834, OH; 1903 Sept. 21, Widow Appl. #791636, Cert. #562374, W.VA.
      Duncan, Archibald J., alias Duncan, Andrew J. No. 1, widow Duncan, Lucinda; L 1 Ohio L. At.; 1880, July 2, Invalid Appl. #407366, Cert. #259834, Ohio; 1903 Sept. 21, Widow Appl. #791636, Cert. #562374, W.Va. (MAD: see 1860 Lawrence Co. OH, Wayne Co. WV)
      Duncan, Henry C., widow Duncan, Martha J.; Capt. K 1 W.Va. Vol. Inf., 2 Lt. D? 9 W.Va. Inf., A 18 Ohio Inf.; 1880 April 1, Invalid Appl. #353430, Cert. #236779; 1925 April 17, Widow Appl. #1203886, Cert. #934933, W.Va. (MAD: see Wayne Co. WV)


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