Newsletter 22
December 1996

Date sent: Sat, 23 Nov 1996
From: al duggan <>
Subject: Return message from Allan R. Duggan and family.

Lyman, I was very surprised and pleased to get your message. I have been somewhat interested in our family history and have been documenting as much as I know. I will put it into some kind of order and send it off as soon as I can. Breifly, my fathers's family was from Bilth, Wales although my father was born here in Canada, Indian Head, Sask. shortly after coming to Canada. Father's birthdate Sept. 9, 1908, deceased June 1,1995. Will get more detailed info to you later. Thanks for the e-mail.


To: Michael Donnelly <>
Copies to: Lyman Duggan <lyman@CYBERSPY.COM>
From: John S Dougan <>
Subject: Re: Dougan family Date sent: Wed, 30 Oct 96

Hi Theresa,

As Lyman said, I believe my grandfather added the "o" after a falling out with his dad. To be exact, on the following years census he was listed with his father-in-law, Peter Clancy! Anyway, my immigrant ancestor was Joseph Peter Dugan from Armagh Co, Northern Ireland. As far as I can determine, came to the US in 1850, which was well before Ellis Island. His surname has been spelled Duggan, Dugan, and Dougan on Census record from 1860 to 1920. If I come across anything in my research I send it to you. If you have a family group sheet that might help, send it to me. John S Dougan, PO Box 561, Black River, NY 13612. I'm new to this e-mail stuff. If you can sent it by e-mail that will work, to.


Helen Duggan
of Australia has converted Newsletter nr 15 into HTML and did a beautiful job. You can click here to see her work, and you can visit her homepage too! Many thanks Helen, it's a work of art. Helen is also helping me with the Crest Page and the Christmas window dressing on this page!
Thanks from all of us Helen!

Date sent: Thu, 28 Nov 96
From: "Bob Duggan" <>
To: "Lyman Duggan" <>
Subject: RE: the Duggan Family Newsletter

Hi Duggan Love the idea! I don't have a family Web site, but I put up two sites that are related to my personal obsessions: martial arts and my business which is a school for training Bodyguards. Their addresses are: and

I certainly wish to participate, I have notified my brother in California.

Date sent: 28 Nov 96
From: Emmett Rouse Wells IV <>
To: <>
Subject: Dugan, Jefferson Co., OH


This is a follow-up to my last msg stating I am in the process of upgrading my computer system to better access the web, etc.

In the meanwhile, my earliest documented Dugan ancestor is James who was born during 1762 in PA. He died during 1844 in Jefferson Co., OH. He married Margaret P. who was born during 1860 in Ireland. Margaret died during 1845 in Jefferson Co., OH.

Both are buried in St. James Cemetery, Cross Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., OH.

From them, the line descends through his son, James Dugan who married Margarett Devitt.

In case of any this info is familiar or someone else in the group may know the names this is where I am coming from.

This Dugan line also connects to the Ship Mayflower via the Bonhams.

Until I can get onto the web, I would appreciate any help and shall of course send my info to anyone else who is interested.

Date sent: Fri, 29 Nov 1996
To: "Lyman Duggan" <>
From: Beth Duggan <>
Subject: Re: the Duggan Family Newsletter

Dear Lyman,

I'd love to subscribe to your newsletter. I have recently begun work on my family's geneology. I have no first cousins, but I understand the name if very common in central Massachusetts. My father's father was born in Whitinsville (Northbridge), Mass., and there are about a million Duggans in that area. I can't wait to check your website. Keep in touch.

I would like to be added to the mailing list. Your home page looks like you have done lots of research, it's great. I forwarded you email to my 7 brothers, sister and children. I will research some of our history and add it to your family tree. Thanks

Bill Duggan, Director Computer Ctr Box 8037
EMAIL Idaho State University
Phone (208) 236-2872 Pocatello Id. 83209 Fax (208) 236-3673

Date sent: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 16:14:03 -0800
Subject: Mailing List

My name is John Francis Duggan, Jr. My grandparents (deceased) are originally from County Cork, Ireland. I'm interested in finding out more information about previous generations of Duggans. Please add me to your mailing list at this address: JFDUGGAN@AOL.COM. Thank you.

Obit ...Ontario Canada

Peacefully at home in St. Davids on Nov 23, Dr. Richard S. Duggan M.D., C.M., 79, husband of Edith (Sinclair), father of George Edward, Barbara Joy, and the late Richard Charles Sinclair D.V.A, B.A(1978). Son of the late Charles E Duggan Predeceased by his brothers, Frederick, David, and Hume. Uncle of Christopher of Toronto, Nancy of Vancouver, and Marilyn of Sechelt, B.C.

Date sent: Mon, 02 Dec 1996
From: Bob Partee <>
Subject: DUGAN genealogy

I am researching the ancestors of Francis DUGAN. He was b circa 1830 in County Cork, Ireland; immigrated to Phila. PA, and married Catharine GRIBBON in Phila PA ca 1854. They had 5 children all born in Phila. PA

1.Ellen "Ellie" DUGAN b 1855 Phila. PA

2.Jane "Jenny" DUGAN b 1859 or 1860 Phila. PA

3.Mary DUGAN b 1864 Phila. PA; m _____HINES; Children: Catherine HINES m Joseph MCGARRITY Phila PA

4.Francis "Frank" DUGAN b 1867 Phila. PA; m Minnie ____; Children: Frank; Edward, Agnes b 1903, Henry, Charles, Joseph

5.Joseph Patrick DUGAN b Aug-21-1870 Phila PA; m Margaret Theresa HARE on Oct-23-1901 in Phila. PA; d Oct-09-1938 Yeadon, Delaware County, PA. buried Holy Cross Cemetary, Yeadon PA.


1. Margaret DUGAN b 09-15-1902 Phila. PA; m James GRIMSHAW; d 12-19-1952 Rutherford NJ

2. Catharine DUGAN b 07-08-1904 Phila. PA; d 07-20-1989 Delaware Co PA

3.(Joseph) PAUL DUGAN b 07-11-1906 Phila PA; d 09-22-1937 Delaware Co PA

4. Helen Dugan b 07-05-1909 Phila PA; m James KANE; d 09-15-1990 Delaware Co PA

5. Marie DUGAN b 04-09-1913 Phila PA; m Glenn STEVENS

Thanks. Marilyn (Stevens) Partee

From: (Dale Duggan)
Subject: Re: Duggan Family
To: (Lyman Duggan)
Date sent: Sat, 30 Nov 1996

Hi there!<cousin> It's such as coincidence because I was thinking about building a geneology also...I used lookup all the last names under "duggan" too. I'll be glad to be a party of the family. Thanks, Dale in Southern California. (origionally from Jamaica)

Descendants of WILLIAM DUGGAN (ship Tyne) after 1840 in Australia

WILLIAM DUGGAN ( Convict) b. 1801, Dublin Ireland, occupation in Ireland house Painter,NSW Australia LABOROUR, m. 17 Aug 1840, in Parish Of Durham Gresford nsw Australia, CHARLOTTE FURNER, b. 1824, Brede Sussex ENGLAND, (daughter of Edmund FURNER and Mary Mavery) d. 8 Jan 1899, Coulston property near Gresford nsw Australia, buried: 9 Jan 1899, GRESFORD nsw Australia. WILLIAM died 1879, Gresford PATERSON nsw Aust , buried: 1879, ST ANNES GRESFORD nsw Aust, Row 4 Plot 7.

This file is quite large and deserves a page of its own.(click here) to see the rest.

Credits to Helen Duggan for the html work and to
husband Tony Duggan for compiling his genealogy and sharing it with us

Date sent: Mon, 2 Dec 1996
From: (Ossie Duggan)
Subject: Re: Ossie Duggan's Reply

To James H Duggan, I have got quite a lot of Info, which you may be able to list on DUGGAN'S WEB FEST. The list I have got was compiled by my Nephew, Philip Bewley (see below), after a lot of research. It begins in Co Cork, with the conviction of Timothy Duggan, and his sons John & Jeremiah, who were transported in 1847 to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania). He was my Great Great Grandfather If you feel this would be of interest, please let me know by return Email and I will send you a copy by snail mail, as there is quite a lot of it. Yours Sincerely ......Ossie Duggan

......Part of the document compiled by Philip Bewley in 1981.......

During the Potato Famine 1845-51 these facts occurred which affected the lives of all concerned Duggan Family

The Generation of Timothy Duggan, his wife and children

Timothy Duggan, aged 40,and his sons John and Jeremiah, both aged 16, arrived in Van Diemen's Land per ' Blenheim (2) ' on 2 February 1849, having all been convicted at Co Cork in Ireland on 2 April 1847 of sheep stealing and sentenced to transportation for seven years.

click here to read the rest of this story of Duggans in Australia

Please document your Duggan Genealogy and send it to me for publishing and for the Archive. When you have new data, dates etc., let me know and it will be published and archived too. These Archives will be available for many years to come...hopefully forever. For this reason, it is a good idea to include your mailing address so that interested parties can contact you years into the future.....cousin Lyman

Date sent: Sat, 7 Dec 1
To: From: Mike Dugan <>
Subject: another dugan comes out of the woodwork


My name is Mike Dugan and recently found your site on the Net. I thought I would give you our family stats so you can update your database. My Father is Henry James Dugan, who married Janet Gail Johnson in Griffith, IN on Dec. 21, 1959. They had 4 children:

Michael James Dugan(me-oldest-9/4/63),
Henry James Dugan(2nd-8/21/64),
Patrick James Dugan(3rd-3/19/68?), and
Lisa Marie Dugan(4th-4/26/71).

My father's father was also Henry James Dugan; we don't know a lot about him but he had a brother named Frank and his first wife (my father's mother) was Vida Sellers. I believe she committed suicide when my father was about sixteen. He remarried a woman named Florence.Grandfather passed away when I was about five. I know they were originally from the East Coast(Mass?), and he worked in the oil business and traveled a lot. I have an aunt (my Dad's sister) Evelyn that I haven't seen in about 15 years and we would like to find her. We believe she has been married several times; and that her first married name was Fimeti. She has (had?) two sons, one whose name was Anthony. Last we knew she was living in NYC, NY.

My family consists of myself, my wife Colleen Marie Dugan(maiden name Power), and our 4 children:

Erin Marie Dugan(oldest-10-16-85),
Johanna Lynn Dugan(2nd-5/27/88),
Ryan Michael Dugan(3rd-8/9/90), and
Caleb Joel Dugan(4th-6/25/93).

My parents raised me in the West Michigan area-Middleville, MI- and this is where I currently reside and am raising my family as well. If you need to contact me, or have any ideas on the location and full identity of my aunt, or any more detail on my family tree, I can be reached at Thanks for a great and intriguing website!

Mike and Colleen Dugan
12481 Green Lake Rd.
Middleville, MI 49333 ........616-795-4362V

Date sent: Mon, 9 Dec 1996
Subject: Duggan ancestory

I was born 12-26-1956 in Chicago Il., Sandra Ann Duggan , the oldest of two daughters of George Anthony Duggan and Delores Zagorski. My father was the only child of George Aliousius Duggan and Sarah Ellen McManus.

My grandfather, George, had two brothers and one sister. They were Raymond A. Duggan, Francis Duggan and Johanna Florence Duggan.

Francis died at 22 in a car accident.
Johanna never married.
Raymond married and had two sons Raymond and Robert, and a daughter Audrey.
Audrey married a Mr. Robertson and her last known residence was Florida.

My grandfather was the son of James and Margaret A. (Gavin) Duggan.
James was shot and killed by a Chicago policeman H.F. Ryley in November of 1913.
His death certificate said he was 37 years old and in the city of Chicago for 34 years.
I have no information about his brothers or sisters.
However, there are two other Edward Duggan(and Dugan)'s and one James Dugan buried in their plot.
His parents were Edward and Nora (Quinlan) Duggan .
My father had the original will and property assignments of his family,as he was the oldest son of the oldest son etc. Since he did not have a son, he gave these papers to his cousin's son's in Kansas. My cousin in Florida was kind enough to get me copies of these documents.The assignment is from 1876. It is between Edward and Edward James Duggan for properties in Ballybricken, Waterford, Ireland ......I would love to recieve your newsletter.

I, Sandra Ann Duggan was born 12-26-1956 in Chicago Il., married Douglas Kurtz 3-3-1982
We have four children,

Molly Kristen Kurtz 7-8-1982
Jacob Martin Kurtz 7-29-1987,
Gavin Howard Kurtz 5-22-1989 , and
Spencer Levi Kurtz 9-19-1990.

I have one sister, Kathleen, born 11-23-1961 Chicago, Il.

My father
George Anthony Duggan was born 9-26-1932 Chicago Il.
He married Delores Elinor Zagorski 2-19-1952 Chicago Il.
He died 3-11-1993 in Joliet, Il.

His father,
George Aliousius Duggan was born 12-4-1910 in Chicago,
married Sarah Ellen McManus 6-18-1932 in Chicago, and died 3-12-1965 in Chicago( but there is some Wisconsin connection here I think the name might be Hays)

His sister, Johanna "Florence"was born 1-1-1906 in Chicago and died 3-18-1971 at the Santa Fe hospital in Topeka, Kansas

His brother, Francis, was born 3-11-1900 in Chicago and he died 7-23-1922 in Joliet, Il. as the result of an auto accident.

His final brother, M. Raymond was a mystery to me. I know that he died about 1-30-1947 in Kansas City Mo. but he is interred with the others at Mount Olivet Cemetary in Chicago.

Their father was
James Duggan born ca 1879, his death record says Ireland. He was the one shot by the policeman on 11-19-1913 and killed about 8 AM.
His wife was Margaret Gavin also of Chicago.
In this generation there is some link to Mrs. Margaret Duggan, wife of Michael P. Duggan police sergent Grand Crossing area Chicago, She is also interred at Holy Seplechere. I got her obituary with many other things that belonged to my great-aunt "Florence" .

James' father was
Edward Duggan born about 1855 Ireland?, He died 4-5-1898 in Chicago. He married Nora (Whom everyone called Mano) Quinlan . Each of their fathers are signers on the others important papers from Waterford, Ireland. All I know from there is that Edward was the son of Edward.

Edward J. Duggan died 9-10-1887 in Chicago as well. Edward Dugan of 4934 Wood St. Chicago buried in their plot, died 5-19-1896 so where did he come from??? ALL of these Duggans(with the only exception my sister Kathy) have almost black hair and tan skin. They broght a family named O'Brien with them and Mary O'Brien-sister of Nora Quinlan Duggan- is buried in this plot as well. They were Catholic .