Family Newsletter nr 25 .....May 1997 

Subj: My Duggan ancestry
Date: 97-03-13
From: John C. Sears <JSears2111@aol.com>

Dear Lyman,

Thanks for your quick response and very impressive newsletters. I'm providing as much info as I currently possess, so you can add it to your next newsletter. Maybe I'll get lucky and find a relative from one of the branches. I'm in the process of creating an http page but it may take a while. My snail mail address is: 41 Knickerbocker Ave. Holbrook, N.Y. 11741

My oldest DUGGAN ancestor (so far) is Charles Duggan, who was married to an Elizabeth (Farley?). After compiling much data from Ireland, LDS libraries, and census records,... the following appears to follow our history.

According to the Irish Marriage Index (Vol. 5; Pg. 303) and LDS Computer... Charles Duggan married Eliza \\ on 24 Oct. 1849 at St. Nicholas Without Church in Dublin South, Ireland. As I recall, the computer record may reflect her maiden name as Dugan (only 1 "G"), although I suspect this is not her maiden name.

The 1860 NYC Census, 14th Ward, Dist. #2 lists Charles Duggan, age 36, shoemaker, with wife Eliza and 3 children: Henry, Mary A., and Charles. They lived in NYC for several years and had other children during that time > (My GrGrandmother "Jennie" among them). By 1870, they moved to Newark, Essex Co., N.J. , where the entire family was involved in the shoemaking business.

ELIZABETH died in 1894 in Newark and is buried there.
CHARLES was known to > be alive (in Newark) in 1900 and was living with his son JAMES' family. > Another son named ARTHUR was also living in the household at that time.

My GrGrandmother "Jennie" (Jane Marie Duggan) was born about 1866 (IAW 1880 > Newark Census) and was married to DAVID SEARS in February 1895 in Newark, N.J. Their descendants all lived in NYC. I am descended from their first son MILES JOHN SEARS (b. Sept 1895) who was my grandfather.

I would love to locate descendants of any of the siblings of "Jennie" and of course I want to locate the final resting place for CHARLES DUGGAN since he isn't buried with his wife. Rumors abound about him living in / near Bayonne, N.J. in the early 1900's but I haven't been able to confirm anything. I don't believe that his son James ever had any children. There were none listed in the 1900 Census despite the fact that he had been married for 15 years at that point. He was presumably married in Newark about 1885 to a woman named Mary. If anyone can help solve a mystery,... please e-mail me at JSears2111@aol.com > snail mail: John C. Sears 41 Knickerbocker Ave. Holbrook, NY 11741

The 1880 Newark, Essex Co., N.J. census pg. 166B; SC #1; ED # 27 lists Charles with wife Eliza and 3 other children: James, Arthur, and Jane.

The 1900 Newark, Essex Co., N.J. census lists Charles as a member of his son James' household and states that he immigrated in 1855.

Combining this data with what I know to be accurate (100 %), this appears to be our history:

Charles Duggan (bc. 1824 - Sep 1830) in Ireland (died after 1900, possibly in N.J. somewhere) married: 24 Oct 1849 Dublin South Elizabeth (Farley) (bc. 1824) in Ireland (died 12 Jan 1894 Newark, Essex Co., N.J.)

Emmigrated to N.Y. in 1855, with their first 3 children:

1. Henry Duggan bc. 1853, Ireland; married Mary \\ (bc. 1856 N.Y.) a. James bc. 1876 N.J. b. Henry bc. 1878 N.J. c. Matthew bc. 1880 N.J.
2. Mary A. Duggan bc. 1854, Ireland; unknown if married
3. Charles Duggan bc. 1857, Ireland; unknown if married; alive in 1901 Upon arrival in N.Y.C.,

Charles & Elizabeth had at least 3 more children:

4. James Duggan (bc. Aug. 1860 - 1862), New York City; married Mary \\ (bc. Mar 1861); no children after about 15 years of marriage; married about 1885.
5. Arthur Duggan (b. June 1865 / N.Y.C.); apparently never married
6. Jane "Jennie" Duggan (bc. 1866 / N.Y.C.); married David Sears (of Ireland) in Feb 1895, in Newark, N.J.

They had 5 children and this branch has been traced completely. After 1866, Charles and Elizabeth moved to N.J. Their son Henry resides nearby and is employed in the same business as all the other family members (Shoemaking). I desire info from any descendant of any of their children.

Thanks. John C. Sears

From: FutchCar@aol.com
Date sent: Thu, 1 May 1997
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Duggan family research

I have just finished reading the 16 issues of your newletter on the homepage. I am looking for information on Patrick and Bridget Duggan, residence unknown, who are listed on the 1916 death certificate of my ggreatgrandmother Catharine Donnellan Carberry's sister Bridget Donnellan Cannon, born about 1832.

They are listed as her parents but my theory is that they raised Bridget and a younger sib Michael, whose 1837 birth record I did find in Co. Clare IRE, after the mother Ann Connell Donnellan died during the famine. The father Micheal Donnellan might then have been able to keep Catharine with him, as she had been born in 1826.

Catharine married Patrick Carberry in 1850 and headed for Philly in 1854, only to end up for ten years in Montreal. Both she and Bridget, listed as sisters, were in an old age home in Philly in 1910. I have some limited info on a Patrick and Bridget Duggan who were having children baptised in Limerick city in the 1830's. But I know there were Duggans in Co. Clare, too. I don't wish to be on your newsletter mailing list but would like to have e-mail from anyone who has Co. Clare info.

Thanks. Sharon.

Date sent: Tue, 06 May 1997
From: "wilson.j" <wilson.j@prodigy.net>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Goin' to Ireland

Hi Lyman,

I'm Joan Dugan Wilson, and first wrote you around Newsletter 18, in June, 1996. I'm still searching for my Dugan ancestors, especially my paternal grandfather Benjamin Dugan (b. 16 Oct 1876 in Detroit, MI - m. Edith Jane Stewart), and my paternal great Grandfather John Dugan (b. Ireland -- married Sarah Evans from Canada). I read your newletter religiously praying for some small hint!

However, I haven't found a single connection or clue about my Dugans yet. The good news however, is that my other research efforts have turned up the location of the homeland of my maternal great grandfather -- Alexander Stewart. He was born in Burnfoot,Donegal County, Ireland. My own father, James Edward Dugan is 77 years old. While we are both disappointed that our Dugan research has not connected to a town in Ireland yet, that's not stopping he and I from making our first trip to Ireland this June!

We're off to Shannon, to spend 10 days traveling the western coast, up to Donegal County, and to Burnfoot.

If anyone knows anything about my Dugan's please write to me as soon as possible at Wilson.j@prodigy.net. It'd be soooo great to visit the Dugan site as well. Here's a summary:

John Dugan, b. Ireland m. Sarah Evans, b. Canada John and Sarah were married in Detroit, MI and it is believed that John died when his son Benjamin was still very young. Sarah may have remarried. John was a potato farmer.

Benjamin Evans Dugan, son of John b. October 16, 1876 in Detroit, MI Ran away from home when he was 12, possibly when his mother remarried. m. Edith Jane Stewart, May 18, 1918 in Hornby, NY Benjamin was also a potato farmer in upstate NY.

Other potential siblings of Benjamin:

William
James,
Alexander
Thomas,
John Wiley,
Margaret Frances Willimena,
Mary.

Benjamin and Edith's children:

Alexander Evans Dugan, b. 26 Dec 1920,
James Edward Dugan (my father), b. July 5, 1921,
Laura Dugan Lehman, b. 26 Nov 1923.

Thanks for the great newsletters!!

From: OWENBEE@aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 28 Apr 1997
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Walter & Elizabeth (Owen) Duggan

Hi, Lyman

I got your address from Bob Duggan in Atlanta who thought you might have information on the above couple. Walter & Elizabeth (Owen) Duggan were married in Dennysville, Maine on 6 March 1821.

Walter was a settler in Plantation #9 (later Trescott), Washington County, Maine in the early 1820s. However, they shortly disappeared from the records. I've found no record of any children or where they may have gone. I'm trying to track down descendants of my ancestor, Jonathan Morgan Owen, an early settler of Eastport, Maine and believe Elizabeth may have been his daughter. Would your database have any information on these two, their parentage and children? Thanks for anything you can tell me.

Brent Owen

From: DEELCS@aol.com
Date sent: Sun, 27 Apr 1997
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Rachel Duggan

Lyman,

I just spent the last few hours pouring over your old newsletters. I was wondering if you could help me. I'm looking for information on my great great great grandmother, Rachel Duggan Steele. She is buried in Lincoln Parrish (or perhaps Bienville Parrish) Louisiana next to her husband (my 3great grandfather, Robert Steele). Her grave marker states she died in 1850 at the age of 50.

I have heard she was born in South Carolina. I have a great deal of info on her husband. He was also born in S.C. 1789 or 90 where he had 6 children. He moved to Bibb Co., Alabama around 1820 where he had four more children. He moved to Bienville Parrish, Louisiana in 1849.

Rachel is the only wife we know of, but she may not have been his first. She would have to have been eleven when they married according to the age of Robert's first child. Therefore, I can only place her in Louisiana, although I suspect she was in Alabama as well. In fact, maybe the age on her grave is incorrect, and she was born prior to 1800. I just don't know for sure. Please help if you can.

Thanks, Ann Szeklinski

From: JPalmer105@aol.com
Date sent: Thu, 24 Apr 1997
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Thanks

Lyman,

Thank you for getting in touch with me. I'm glad Carline told you about me. I never knew there was a Duggan Newsletter available out there. I would be very interested in receiving the Newsletter. As you know I am researching Robert Hugh Duggan b. abt 1790. I haven't done much research on my Duggan side, but I have always been interested in them. Thanks,

Joy Duggan Palmer

Date sent: Wed, 16 Apr 1997
From: Donna Brown <brownd@meol.mass.edu>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Duggans All

Hi Lyman,

Thank you for putting together this site. I found it a few weeks ago, and decided to jump in. My Duggan connection is through my ggrandmother, Sarah Duggan b. 18 February 1853 in Halifax, NS.

Her parents were James Duggan and Rebecca O'Neil. According to a cousin, James came from Windsor, NS, but little else is known. Sarah married Joseph Fitzpatrick and emmigrated to Boston, MA. (However, she returned to have my grandmotherat her parents'home in Halifax) The family was fair sized with at least seven of them making it to adulthood.

Sarah,
Patrick,
Richard,
Lidia,
Mary,
Susan and
Rebecca.

James Duggan served as mayor of Halifax in the early 1870's. I hope there are some more cousins out there who can fill in more info on this part of the clan.

Thanks, Donna Brown (brownd@meol.mass.edu) Bryantville, MA 
From: TEXASBRN@aol.com
Date sent: Sun, 6 Apr 1997
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Duggan

Lyman,

I am researching the Duggan family. I wondered if you would look through your data and see if my family comes up? I am looking for information on Clarissa Adelia Duggan born 1866 in Etowah, Tennessee the daughter of William and Elmira (Cooper) Duggan. She married William Dillard in Calhoun Co., Alabama in 1884. If there is a match I would gladly send you the information I have on this line.

Thank you, David

Date sent: Sat, 05 Apr 1997
From: ben duggan <ftw@iland.net>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Duggan Family from Tipperary

Lyman,

Thanks for all the effort and research.

This is some more info on Michael Duggan from Tipperary. When I visited Ireland in 1992 I found the following information.

Michael Duggan who was my great Grandfather was the son of John Duggan and Joanna Larkin. He had two sisters, Catherine Duggan and Joanna Duggan. Two brothers, John Duggan and Edmond Duggan. Catherine married Thomas Downing on December 15, 1847 and John married Joanna Cooney, Sept. 3, 1859. the weddings were in Ballingarry Parish.

John Duggan and Joanna Cooney had three chlidren baptised in Ballingarry

William on June 06, 1860 and
Michaed, April 6, 1862, and
Eliza, April 24, 1864.

This information may be of interest to some of the Duggans.

I own and operate Ft. Wood Travel which is a travel agency near Ft. Leonard Wood Mo. 

Date sent: Mon, 12 May 1997
From: Richard W Dugan < rdugan@bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Dugan genealogy
To: Lyman Duggan <lyman@duggan-family.org>

Thanks for all your efforts in connecting Dugans.

My great, great grandfather was Absalom L. Duggan (b.1813 E. Tenn., d. 1862 Pulaski Co., IL). Unverified family information says his father and mother were Daniel and Eunice Duggan. I have been attempting to establish Absalom's link to the many other East Tenn. Duggans for many years now. He had at least one brother,
Zachary (b. 1816 E. Tenn., d. 1865+ Hamilton Co. IL). Also
James Harvey Duggan (b. 1820 Monroe Co., TN, d. 1890 Hamilton Co., IL) was either a brother or a cousin of Absalom. Maybe sharing this information on the internet will help in my search.

Absalom L. Duggan m. Susannah Sanders (b. 1814 E. Tenn., d. 1875 Marion Co., IL) in the early 1830s. They had the following eleven children:

Minerva Jane (b.1834 TN, m. Wm. L. Peoples, d. 1876 Marion Co. IL);
Richard S. (b.1837 TN, d. 1863 Glendale, MS, serving in 1st Ala. Cavalry of USA);
Martha A. (b.1838 TN, m. A.J. Peoples , d. 1905 Marion Co. IL);
Nancy Emiline (b. 1840 TN, m. Wm. F. Cantrell in 1866, d. ?);
Louisa E. (b. 1844 TN, m. Robert S. Bundy in 1867, d. 1885 Marion Co. IL);
Susan T. (b. 1846 TN, d. 1863 Marion Co. IL);
John M. (b. 1848 TN, m. Anna Young in 1900, d. 1924 Franklin Co. IL);
William L. (b. 1850 TN, d. 1885 Marion Co. IL);
Daniel, (b. 1854 Marion Co. AL, m. Lillie B. Ingram, d. 1879 Marion Co. IL);
Mary E. (b. 1858 Marion Co. AL, d. 1863 Marion Co. IL); and
George C. (b.1860 Marion Co. AL, m1. Laura Redman 1881, m2. Mary Welch Cain 1890, d. 1930 Marion Co. IL).

My great grandfather, Daniel, changed the name to use only one "g." He and Lillie had only one child, Fred Lawrence Dugan (b. 1879 Marion Co. IL, d. 1924 Pulaski Co. IL). In 1901, Fred L. Dugan m. Clara Hamlin (b. 1874 Marion Co. IL, d. 1942 E.St. Louis, IL). They had three children:

Hope (b. 1902 Marion Co. IL, m. Herschel Scott, d. 1986 Riverside, CA);
Frank Hamlin (b. 1905 Marion Co. IL, m. Evelyn Clare Walker in 1935, d. 1963 Austin, TX); and
Dwight (b. 1911 Marion Co. IL, m. June Hansen, d. 1960? Phoenix, AZ).
I am a son of Frank Hamlin Dugan and Evelyn Clare Walker. Please put this information in the archives. I look forward to future visits to the Dugan web site. Thanks again for starting this ball rolling.

Richard W. Dugan < rdugan@bellatlantic.net>
 24 W. Cedar St., Alexandria, VA
22301.

Subj: Duggins Family
Query Date: 97-05-10
From: dkscott@oklahoma.net (Deanna Scott)

I am looking for information on Daniel Duggin born before 1793. He married Elizabeth and had 4 children:

John,
Alexander,
Thomas, and
Daniel (b) ca 1802.
Danield Duggin died in Garrand Co Ky.

His parents were Alexander and Mary Duggins. The only information I have for them is they were the parents of 7 children:

William,
David,
Priscella,
Daniel,
Elijah,
Richard, and
Alexander.

Any help would be appreciated.

Deanna Scott

Date sent: Thu, 08 May 1997
From: Michael Dugan <Michael_Dugan@w3link.com>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Dugan to Duggan

Delighted to discover your project. I have done extensive research on the Dugan/Duggan line and have traced my own lineage back to the village of Kilbrin, County Cork to the early 1800's.

I have the complete genealogy on "ROOTS V" software which I will relay to you as soon as I figure out how. In the meantime, please add me to your mailing list.

Michael K. Dugan MKD5@AOL.COM

Date sent: Sun, 20 Apr 97
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
From: Jolene Osmun <bratchild@dmci.net>

Hello Lyman,

Now that I know that we are for sure related, I thought I'd send you what I have on my line to the Duggan's. I've checked what I have past Archelaus Cone and Elizabeth (Betsy)Duggan against your information and I found that we are in sync. I think that you have the other descendents covered more than I do, so I'm not send what you already have. So here is my line:

Archelaus Cone b. 1772, NC d. 1840, Sanderville, Washington Cty, GA M. around 1796 to Elizabeth (Betsy) Duggan (daughter of William Duggan II & Chloe Ann Himan)b. 1776, Bertie Cty, NC d. 1860, Sequin, TX

Children of Archelaus and Elizabeth Cone

From: "Zook, Cindy" <CZook@ems.jsc.nasa.gov>
To: <lyman@duggan-family.org>
Date sent: Fri, 4 Apr 1997

I'd like to know what information you might have on my grandfather, his parents ...

My grandfather's name was: John Gandy Duggan b: 7/21/1892 d: 12/?1978
He was born somewhere in Louisiana and died in Nococa, Texas.
He married Sallie Margaret Jackson. b: 8/13/1892 d: 1/?/1984

They had 8 children:
Clyde (died at about 10 months of age)
Gladys May Duggan
Elois Louise Duggan
Don Calvin Duggan
Eva Wayne Duggan
Robert Stanley Duggan
Dorothy Nell Duggan
Len (Lena) Fay Duggan

Thank you in advance for your help.

Cindy H. Zook I-Net, Inc. (281)483-2628 

Date sent: Thu, 03 Apr 1997
From: "Billy S.Treece Jr." <btreecej@bellsouth.net>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: a dugan

hi i am doing this for my mother in law, Her name Louise Dugan Edwards. she lives on old mill rd Ringgold Ga 30736. she is very interested in her familys geneology. Her father founded Beersheba Springs Tn.or something like that.she will have to tell you... she has no acess to internet so if you want to go thru me go ahead... if you need any info feel free to contact me. -- MZ

Date sent: Wed, 02 Apr 1997
From: ben duggan <ftw@iland.net>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Duggan from ballingarry Parish - County Tipperary

My Great Grandfather was born in Tipperary, February, 1829. His name was Michael. He was son of John Duggan and Joanna Larkin. My grandfather was Edward J. Duggan who was born in St. Louis county, Mo.and moved to Maries county in Missouri where he died in 1950 and is buried in Brinktown, Mo. My fathers name was Benjamin T. Duggan. He was born in 1898 at Brinktown, Mo. If you have any info on this family, please write to me.

Ben Duggan 595 Mo. Ave. Suite 2 St. Robert Mo. 65583 

From: Geoduggan@aol.com
Date sent: Tue, 1 Apr 1997
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Family in Canada

I have been searching for information on the Duggan family in Nova Scotia. The Noval Scotia Public Archives were able to provide me with the following information regarding my family. The 1871 census for Halifax County:

Duggan, William - 49 born N.S. - Catholic - Irish - Fisherman Sara (nee McGrath) -43
David - 20
Isabel - 16
Bridget - 11
William - 9
Mark - 7

Mark Duggan is my paternal grand-father. The family stories say the Bill "Man-of-War" Duggan was pressed into the British navy and jumped ship near Halifax after being keel-hauled for some unknown offense. It this story is true he could not be born in Nova Scotia. Searching for some links.

George C. Duggan <Geoduggan@aol.com>

From: MKD5@aol.com
Date sent: Fri, 28 Mar 1997
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Upstate New York Dugans

Hello "Cousin",

Just discovered your Duggan home page and wanted to make contact right away.

I have been tracing a line of Dugan/Duggans for 3 years and have been somewhat successful all the way back to early 1800's in County Cork, particularly the village of Kilbrin, north of Mallow. Earliest arrival in U.S. is Michael Xavier Dugan who arrived in Utica NY in 1850's. Have lots of church records and such from Kilbrin which I have visited several times. Looking foreward to more contact.

Michael Dugan

Date sent: Fri, 28 Mar 1997
From: Brian Duggan <bduggan@cs.mun.ca>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Duggan Tree

Have spent most of this Good Friday Morning reading down through your Duggan family home page.....and being the Duggan that I am I had to get my two cent's in on our branch of the tree, so here it goes cousin...

My name is Kelly Anne Duggan, from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. I am the great-great-grand daughter of one Daniel Duggan of what I belive was a place called Tory Islands in the Bay of Donegal, Ireland. His family were fishermen, who fished in boats called "currayn". His name is actuall Forestall, but he changed it to his mothers maiden name which was Duggan when he came to Newfoundland.

Daniel married a woman named Mary Martin and in turn had 11 children.

Patrick,
Samuel,
James,
John,
Henry,
Joseph,
Johanna,
Daniel,
Thomas,
George,
Peter...

These are the records we have on some of his children.......

John baptism date:03/19/1840 (Grates Cove, Newfoundland) married date:11/26/1867 (Northern Bay, Newfoundland) died:12/26/1914 Name of spouse: unknown Children: Stach, Kate, Cicley, Bridget, Hanna, Issac

Joseph baptism date:10/04/1844 (Grates Cove, Newfoundland) married date:11/10/1869 (Northern Bay, Newfoundland) died:09/03/1924 Name of spouse: Ellen Shaw Children: Jane, Agnes, Hanna, Jo Ann, Minnie, George, Peter, Johnny

Patrick baptism date:???? married date:???? died:04/08/1911 Name of spouse:Margaret Doyle Children: Micheal, Patrick, Sarah, Alice, Agness, Ellen, Theresa, Elizabeth, Mary Ann

Thomas Baptism date:01/26/1852 married date:11/08/1876 died:01/17/1933 Name of spouse's: Mary Burke(first wife) -of which they had two children James, Cicley Dorthy Leuit(second wife) -no known children ***The age on Thomas death certificate was 84 years that would mean he was born in 1849...Three years before his Baptism date...but the custom at the time in our Roman Catholic family was too be Baptised within days of your birth.

Peter (My Great-Grandfather) Birth date:03/14/1857 married on:05/03/1891 died:11/09/1953 Name of spouse: Margaret Doyle Children: Thomas, Arthur, Francis, Joanna, Ester, William (my Grandfather) and Mary Ann.

My Grand father....William Duggan married Maude Noonan of Bay de Verde, Newfoundland and had 10 children:

Peter Duggan
Micheal John (Jack) Duggan......My Father
Joan (Duggan) Power
Ben Duggan
Dorothy (Duggan) Power
Carol Ann (Duggan)
Coish Hilda Duggan
Kevin Duggan
Bernice (Duggan)
Benger Alice Joanne (Duggan) Caravella

Poppy as we called him was born on July 6, 1901 and died on May 5, 1991.

My Father Micheal John (Jack) married Bernette St. Croix of St. Mary's Bay, Point la Haye, Newfoundland on May 27, 1961 and in turn had four children:

Micheal Brian.....born10/02/1963
Mark Gerard.......born06/13/1966
Stephen Craig.....born08/22/1969
Kelly Anne........born08/11/1971.....ya that's me!!!!!

If my grandfather was still alive today he would have 27grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A few years ago we had a Duggan Family Reunion in Grates Cove and I meet relatives from Boston, Los Angles and "The Windy City" and What a Party.. There were close to two hundred people there that had a direct link to Daniel Duggan.

Well, I better be off. Feel free to e-mail me back...realy would love to hear from you......

Kelly A. Duggan

P.S. If any one is interested, Newfoundland is celebrating it's 500th this summer. IT's a friendly, peacefull province off the east coast of Canada.....EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!!!!!!!! I am told to come here feels like steping on Ireland itself. "So come to Newfoundland and take a step into History" And meet a few Duggan's while your at it!!!!!

Hi Kelly....I lived in St John's for a year back in the 70's...lard tunnerin geez boy I sure did!....cousin Lyman :-)

From: "JOSEPH MARTIN" <soapboxx@cwnet.com>
To: <lyman@duggan-family.org>
Subject: DUGAN,Margaret,County Clare,Ire
Date sent: Wed, 26 Mar 1997

Dear Sir, Can you help me find information on my grandmother, Margaret Dugan, who emigrated to New York Late 1800's, from County Clare, Parish of Feakle. She married William Walter Martin in New York City. I don't know where the Martin family came from, but I suspect they emigrated earlier than Margaret. Thanks for your help.

Joe Martin Vacaville, California

From: Irvine673@aol.com
Date sent: Wed, 26 Mar 1997
To: duggan@ra.isisnet.com
Copies to: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: DUGGANS of Nova Scotia

Hello:

I have been researching Duggans in Nova Scotia for some time. You may read my information in the same issue of the DUGGAN newsletter on the Web as your information. From your posting you say that you live in a seaside area called Mcgrath Cove. Which county?

My DUGGANs were in Aylesford and Wilmot, Annapolis County (now King County) Nova Scotia, Canada in the late 1770's. Christopher DUGGAN was born in Ireland.

In 1809, Christopher DUGGAN arrived at Cape Breton. Much of the data that I have on my DUGGAN's of Nova Scotia was retrieved from the records of St. George parish, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada on microfilm from the LDS library in my area. They bought land at Round Cove, Big Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada.

19 July 1831, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, Daniel DUGGAN of little Baddeck marries Marianne (Mary Ann) ROSS (c. 12 March 1809, St. George parish, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada), also of little Baddeck with consent of guardian. William ROSS was a witness.

Daniel DUGGAN arrived in America 1835-1838 at Cutler, Washinton Co., Maine, however there may have been much of my DUGGAN ancestors that remained in Nova Scotia.

You are in the right area to do research about your DUGGANs of Nova Scotia. I would be interested in what your DUGGAN line is.

Thanks, Paul <irvine673@AOL.com>

Date sent: Wed, 26 Mar 1997
From: Neil Duggan <nduggan@netc.net.au>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Duggan Gedcom Files (Australia)

0 HEAD
1 SOUR REUNION
2 VERS V4.0 2 CORP Leister Productions
1 DEST REUNION
1 DATE 26 MAR 1997
1 SUBM @S1@
1 FILE Rebecca & Daniel's Family
1 GEDC 2 VERS 5.01 1 CHAR IBM WINDOWS 0 @I1@ INDI
1 NAME Neil William /DUGGAN/
1 SEX M
1 BIRT
2 DATE 2 JAN 1954
2 PLAC Geelong, Victoria, Australia
1 OCCU Community Worker
1 EDUC Bachelor of Public Health
1 RELI Roman Catholic
1 FAMS @F1@
1 FAMC @F4@
1 CHAN
2 DATE 4 MAR 1996
0 @I2@ INDI
1 NAME Phillipa /WESTBROOK/
1 SEX F
1 BIRT
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2 PLAC Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 OCCU Social Worker
1 EDUC Melbourne Univ, Bachelor of Arts (Hons),Bachelor

ed note: click here to see rest of this file. it is a bit confused coming from a gedcom file. I hope to straighten it out
at a later date

Subj: My Duggan ancestry
Date: 97-03-13
From: JSears2111@aol.com
To: lyman@duggan-family.org

Dear Lyman,

Thanks for your quick response and very impressive newsletters. I'm providing as much info as I currently possess, so you can add it to your next newsletter. Maybe I'll get lucky and find a relative from one of the branches.

I'm in the process of creating an http page but it may take a while. My snail mail address is: 41 Knickerbocker Ave. Holbrook, N.Y. 11741

Thanks. John C. Sears

My oldest DUGGAN ancestor (so far) is Charles Duggan, who was married to an Elizabeth. After compiling much data from Ireland, LDS libraries, and census records,... the following appears to follow our history.

According to the Irish Marriage Index (Vol. 5; Pg. 303) and LDS Computer... Charles Duggan married Eliza \\ on 24 Oct. 1849 at St. Nicholas Without Church in Dublin South, Ireland. As I recall, the computer record may reflect her maiden name as Dugan (only 1 "G"), although I suspect this is not her maiden name.

The 1860 NYC Census, 14th Ward, Dist. #2 lists Charles Duggan, age 36, shoemaker, with wife Eliza and 3 children:
Henry Duggan,
Mary A. Duggan, and
Charles Duggan.

The 1880 Newark, Essex Co., N.J. census pg. 166B; SC #1; ED # 27 lists Charles with wife Eliza and 3 other children: James Duggan,
Arthur Duggan, and
Jane Duggan.

The 1900 Newark, Essex Co., N.J. census lists Charles as a member of his son James' household and states that he immigrated in 1855.

Combining this data with what I know to be accurate (100 %), this appears to be our history:

Charles Duggan (bc. 1824 - Sep 1830) in Ireland (died after 1900, possibly in N.J. somewhere) married: 24 Oct 1849 Dublin South Elizabeth (Farley) (bc. 1824) in Ireland (died 12 Jan 1894 Newark, Essex Co., N.J.)

Emmigrated to N.Y. in 1855, with their first 3 children:
1. Henry Duggan bc. 1853, Ireland; married Mary \\ (bc. 1856 N.Y.) a. James bc. 1876 N.J. b. Henry bc. 1878 N.J. c. Matthew bc. 1880 N.J.
2. Mary A. Duggan bc. 1854, Ireland; unknown if married
3. Charles Duggan bc. 1857, Ireland; unknown if married; alive in 1901 Upon arrival in N.Y.C., Charles & Elizabeth had at least 3 more children:
4. James Duggan (bc. Aug. 1860 - 1862), New York City; married Mary \\ (bc. Mar 1861); no children after about 15 years of marriage; married about 1885.
5. Arthur Duggan (b. June 1865 / N.Y.C.); apparently never married
6. Jane "Jennie" Duggan (bc. 1866 / N.Y.C.); married David Sears (of Ireland) in Feb 1895, in Newark, N.J. They had 5 children and this branch has been traced completely. After 1866, Charles and Elizabeth moved to N.J. Their son Henry resides nearby and is employed in the same business as all the other family members (Shoemaking). I desire info from any descendant of any of their children.

Thanks. John C. Sears

Date sent: Sat, 22 Mar 1997
From: Terry & Susan Duggan <okanagan@junction.net>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: al_duggan and Newsletter 22

Hello there, it has been awhile since we last 'visited'. I was re-reading newsletter 22 and saw the note from Al Duggan, (al_duggan@mindlink.bc.ca). I have sent him several short e-mails and not received a reply. Have you had any further word from him? The time and date of his father's birth, as well as place sounds like he may be related to our family. It would be nice to know if he is. Take care and will watch for your reply. Terry

ed note: They finally found Al and found that they were related and now they are comparing notes. I hope to put their combined family tree up here soon! :-)

Date sent: Fri, 21 Mar 1997
From: Tim Duggan <duggan@telalink.net>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: A large chunk of Duggan Geneology in the USA

Hello Lyman,

My name is Tim Duggan and I am currently living in Nashville, Tennessee where I work for an ISP called Telalink. I am 27 years old and have attended a Duggan family reunion in east Tennessee for as long as I can remember.

The land upon which the reunion is held was originally puchased by my great great great grandfather Robert Duggan in the late 1700's. His name appears on a petition for the State of Franklin (which would have included parts of what later became Tennessee and North Carolina). Some of my older relatives have a complete geneology of our branch of the family starting with Robert which I will try to obtain if you are interested.

I personally am very interested in trying to carry our branch of the tree back further to Ireland. It sounds as if you might be the man to whom I should speak about this.

The oldest documentation I can find about Robert tells us that he was a Sergeant with Virginia troops in the Revolutionary War here in the states. Some of the elders in our little branch of the family mention Transylvania county Virginia (west on the Tennessee border as a stopping point for some years on Robert's family's journey west to Tennessee (which was WAY west at the time).

I believe that Robert's father's name was Hugh....but I am not certain and will have to check with my aunt Ruth to be sure. Because the period I am trying to research is so far back in American history, it becomes very difficult to find documentation of any sort (such as ship logs). Any help that anyone can give me as to how to approach this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the great newsletter Lyman!

Timothy K. Duggan <duggan@nashville.net>

Date sent: Wed, 19 Mar 1997
From: Phar Fignewton <rein00e5@frank.mtsu.edu>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Hi!

I could use a little help.

I was doing some genealogy research on myself and I landed on your Duggan lineage link. My 1st goal is to find out _WHERE_ my name is from. No one knows. If you could direct me I would apprecitae it! #34 Elizabeth Duggan m. #528 Samuel L Gheesling in 1817. The Duggan line keeps going but I would love to dig up more Gheeslings!

ANY help you can give me is greatly appreciated!

Robbin L Gheesling

From: SJDuggan@aol.com
Date sent: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 09:51:50 -0500 (EST)
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Duggan Research

Thought you might be interested in the attached. a relative on the Considine side of my family looked up the name Duggan in the 1659 Census, and didn't find any spelling like that. I wonder if the spelling was a relatively recent development so that the name would be pronounced right.

Although I am back to the seventh generation on several ancestor lines, I still am only back to my ggf on the Duggan side. I have contacted one of my uncles, and he told me he would put some stuff together when he got a chance.

Robert Duggan was born about 1843 in Ireland. I don't know which county yet, although I think it is probably Cork. He died May 20, 1918 in Berkeley California. He is listed in the Berkeley city directory for 1882 as living at the corner of Dana and Parker in Berkeley, and working as a janitor at the University of California Berkeley.

He married Mary Ann O'Leary, b. 1844 in County Kerry, Ireland, d. September 1919 in Berkeley CA. They had at least six children. A girl died at one month in 1880. Ellen C. died at age 19 in 1899. The oldest boy, Father John F., died in 1941. Dr. Nicholas S. Duggan died in 1974 in Berkeley. He married Ellen or Elizabeth Mathews, who died about ten years later in Tacoma, Wash. I don't know if he had any children, although their burial records indicate possibly a daughter living in Tacoma Washington. I don't have any info yet on the third son, Edward.

My grandfather, Phillip Michael Duggan, was born October 1, 1886, in Berkeley California, and died January 11, 1970. He married Mary Agnes Considine in August 1912. She was born in SF in 1891, and died May 1, 1980. Her parents were Patrick Considine and Maria McGrath. My third cousin has traced the Considines to County Clare, and back to Pat Considine (my ggggf), and publishes a clan newsletter for the Irish and American descendants. The McGraths were also from County Clare, and are traced back to Matthew McGrath and Anna Coughlan, both born about 1832.

Phillip and Agnes had seven children. My father, Ray Duggan 1916-1990, was the third son. The oldest boy, Robert Duggan 1913-1991, was a judge in Contra Costa County. He and his wife, Grace, had two children: Robert and Joyce. Robert has one son. The second boy, Phillip Patrick Duggan 1915-1993, mrried Frances Welsh, d. 1994, and they had six children: Jimmy, Terry, Phyllis, Tommy, Billy, and Dennis. Last I heard, Jimmy lives in Tennessee. He flew helicopters during at least two tours with the Army in Vietnam. Tommy was enlisted in the Marines in 1968, and was killed in Vietnam in January 1969. Billy has several children and lives in Mass. Dennis lives in Colorado.

My Dad's only sister, Claire, became a nun and was for a time the head of her order. Father Eugene Duggan was ordained in1946, and is a retired pastor in Sausalito. Father Paul Duggan is retired, also retired as an Air Force Reserve chaplain (Colonel), and lives in Carmel. Father Bill Duggan is with the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

My Dad married Joan Irene Kilty 1927-1982, in 1949. I was born in 1950 in Oakland, and have three younger sisters: Margaret Mary Montero,
Theresa Claire Rochioli, and
Anne Smith.

A lot of work has already been done tracing the Kilty family back to Timothy Kilty, born before 1790 in County Cork, Ireland, near the town of Mallow. Apparently, the entire clan emigrated from County Cork in the 1850's and 1860's, with most eventually going to Stillwater, Minnesota. There are about 25 Kilty's listed in the Minnesota 1870 Census in the town of Stillwater alone.

Coincidentally, one of my ggf's sisters, Kathyrine Kilty married a John Duggan in about 1900 in Minnesota. My ggf Timothy C. Kilty moved to San Diego in 1903. My ggm, Margaret Marie Kelly, was born in Minnesota in about 1854. Her parents James Kelly and Margaret Cantwell were from Donegal.

The Irish names I know about in my family so far, besides Duggan, are Kilty, Considine, McGrath, O'Leary, Sullivan, Coughlan, Hogan, Kelly, and Cantwell.

Once I get this family tree maker software figured out, I''ll send you a real chart.

GENERAL COLLECTIONS HOMEPAGE: GENEALOGY

From: gorby@ix.netcom.com
Date sent: Mon, 20 Jan 1997
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Another Duggan....

Hi. Liked your page.

I'm Timothy John Duggan, and I have a home page now. http://pw2.netcom.com/~gorby/duggan.html

I'm not sure what information you're looking for on my family, but we are decendents of the Duggans of Kilkenny.
My grandfather, Patrick James Duggan, left Kilkenny when he was 18 for America, and settled in Detroit, MI.

My father is Patrick James Duggan, Jr., the federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. I know this is sketchy info, but you've probably already got us in your database. I'm the youngest of 5 Duggan boys from Livonia, Michigan, so we're creating lots of kids!

From: DHolden007@aol.com
Date sent: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 1
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: Re: DUGGAN
Altho' I'm sure it goes without saying....pls put me on your mailing list. I really enjoy the newsletters I've been reviewing. I wonder if there is a way to seperate the lists, or subhead them, into US vs Canada. It's probably too much work, but it would save lots of review time. Thx!
Dan Holden (Great-Grandson of Elizabeth Duggan Holden of Canada)

Subj: Duggan / Dugan ancestry
Date: 97-03-09 13:16:34 EST
From: JSears2111@aol.com

Mr. Duggan,

I recently sent a mass mailing to those associated with the Duggan / Dugan surname who reside in N.J. and N.Y.

I was hoping to track down a related branch of my family. One of the responses included a suggestion that I write to you since you had been involved in a Duggan newsletter ? If you are able to help me in any way, I'd appreciate it.

GrGr Grandparents were: Charles Duggan & Elizabeth (Farley) Duggan. Originally of Ireland (possibly Dublin), they immigrated to N.Y. in 1855 with 3 children (Henry, Mary, & Charles Jr.). They then had at least 3 more (James, Arthur, & Jane). I descend from Jane (AKA Jennie).

Sometime after 1866 (Jane's approx. birthyear), they moved to Newark, Essex Co., N.J. By 1880 (IAW Census), the entire family was involved in the shoe factory business in some form or fashion. Elizabeth died there in 1894 and appears to be buried by herself. Charles has last been located in the 1900 Census, as a member of his son's (James) family. A recent check of the records seem to indicate that Charles did not die there (Newark) between 1900-1910.

I am assuming that the family moved soon after 1900. A strong rumor seems to place the family in the Bayonne, N.J. area at later times. I want to find someone who may be a descendant of one of the children. The 1900 census seems to indicate that James (& wife) didn't have children; and the brother Arthur seems to have been a confirmed bachelor. Maybe a descendant of Henry, Charles Jr., or Mary may have photos or information which will help me trace the family further.

Can you help ? Take care.

John C. Sears

The birth year for Charles Sr. seems to range from 1824 - 1830 depending on which record is accurate.

Cousin Lyman I received a promotional piece "The World Book of Duggans". Do you know anything about it. It claims 12,000 households bearing the Duggan name worldwide, and to offer a detailed family history. They are asking $35. Is it worth it? Bob Duggan esiduggan@msn.com Colorado

Date sent: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 15:45:04 -0600
From: Beth Duggan <bduggan@biddeford.com>
To: lyman@duggan-family.org
Subject: John & Mary (Sheehan) Duggan of Whitinsville, MA

Lyman,

I finally downloaded all your back issues of the newsletter. I have been spending the afternoon reading Issues 1-16.

I have done some research into my family tree. A few years ago a friend gave me a copy of Family Tree Maker, which I have been using. I just downloaded Brother's Keeper, and will forward my files for your database as soon as possible.

In the meantime, I am Beth Duggan, daughter of William J. Duggan, Jr., and Barbara A. Cassidy Duggan. I am the youngest of 8. My granddad was William J. Duggan; b. 7/12/1890 in Whitinsville (Northbridge) MA. I understand he was one of MANY Duggans living in that part of MA. Gramp's parents were John Duggan from Ireland and Mary Sheehan of England (we think.)

If these names ring any bells with any of your newsletter's readers, please email me at bduggan@gwi.net. My snail address is 50 Bateman Street, Sanford, ME 04073.

Thanks, cousin. You're doing a terrific job with this project.

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 Duggan ..lyman@duggan-family.org

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