Family Newsletter nr 35.....Sept 1998

From:            <>
Subject:         Dugan Ancestors
Date sent:       Wed, 12 Aug 1998

Hi-My name is James W. Pinkey of  Mountlake Terrace, Wa. I thought I
would toss in a background of my family history on the womens side of
our family tree. My mother was Pearl Hazel (Harris) Pinkey-her mother
was Mrs. Grace Jenevery (Colson) Harris-Her mother was Mrs. Julia
Lavina (Dugan) Colson and Julia's Fathers first name we do not know.
We do know that Mr.. Dugan was born in Dublin, Ireland and the year we
 have is 1849. His wife was born in County Cork, Ireland and the year
we have is 1851. We do not know if they were married in Ireland or in
Kansas City, Missouri. The marriage date is listed as July 6, 1871.
We do not know if they had more children than Julia Lavina Dugan? The
notes I have say that Mr.. and Mrs.. Dugan of Kansas City, Missouri
celebrated a 63rd. wedding anniversary on July 6, 1934 and that they had
owned a Tobacco Plantation. Do not have anything on their later years.
Hope this can shed some light for somebody and I would be very pleased if
somebody could help me on the family tree of the "Dugans" from Kansas
City, Missouri.

Thank You. James W. Pinkey

P.O. Box 183 Mountlake Terrace, Wa 98043-0183   425-778-3850

Date sent:       Mon, 10 Aug 1998
From:            Mark Doan <>
Subject:         Re: Duggan Family Newsletter (34)

Lyman -

My family and I just returned from three wonderful weeks traveling through
the UK.  It's been a while since I've been able to communicate on your
group, but I though what I discovered on the Isle of Man might be of
interest to Duggan researchers.

My g-grandfather, Thomas Duggan, was born in Onchan, IOM in 1864.  The
Duggan family had been in the area for at least another few generations.
But I don't want to go into further detail on my  Duggan link , right now.
I want to relay some importannt info.

When we disembarked the ferry that brought us from Liverpool to Douglas,
IOM, we caught a cab to take us to our hotel.  Our cab driver proceede to
ask me why I came to Douglas.

I told him that my g-grandfather, Thomas Duggan, had left in the early
1880's.  He seemed amused when he said, "I'm a Duggan!"  As a matter of
fact, the cab company that picked us up was "Duggan Taxi"  He got on his
radio and we had the whole cab co. on the radio.  It was amazing.  This
fellow seemed to think that the original Isle of Mann Duggans, came to the
island from Ireland.

Anyway, thought you might get a kick out of this Duggan tidbit.

                        Mark Doan

                        Vancouver, Washington.

Date sent:       Thu, 06 Aug 1998
From:            David & Judy Wilson <>
Subject:         Duggan - Monahan -Northern Ireland

My name is David Duggan Wilson and my grandfather, on my mothers side came
from Monahan and went to Brampton,Ontario, Canada, in the late 1800's. He
built a big house,that is still there, at 83 Main St. South.
 His name was Thomas W. Duggan and he called his house Monahan Villa . Can
you help me track any ancestors in Monahan ?

>Was anyone at the Duggan family reunion  in Tennessee this summer?

On a Hilltop near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg:
There were about 100 of the clan in attendance this year.  It's always a
pleasure for me to go to that place.  I hope all is well with you.  Keep
up the good work!   Tim Duggan

Date sent:       Sun, 2 Aug 1998 07:58:00 -0400 (EDT)
From:   (Sean Duggan (Dream))
Subject:         Re: Duggan family reunion  in Tennessee

>Do you know Tim Duggan?
Tim is my uncle.

>Do you know who organizes the Duggan Family Picnic?
Ruth Hoglan does and Bob Duggan, Sr. helps.

>Do you know when it will be next year?
It is always the second Sunday in June.

>How was it this year?
Very enjoyable. It's a chance to see family I barely knew I had, for that
matter see the ones I do know too. There was rain but it hit shortly after
the cemetary ceremoney so few people were that inconvenienced by it
although I hope the people leaving shortly thereafter had good luck
driving those winding roads in the driving rain.

>What is it like?
Well, generally people start gathering on Saturday, a couple family who
have places to stay up there. Generally, hamburgers are cooked and
sometimes we roast marshmallows over the grill. Then, the next morning,
people start congregating and bringing in their dishes for the potluck.
After most of the people have shown up and registerred with nametags and
one card per family, we gather in a large circle to see whose there, clan
by clan. The oldest people and ones who've attended the most reunions are
noted as well as new additions and deaths in the family. Then, we say a
brief prayer and set into the food. Later in the day, (my mind is lousy
with times) we all process up to the cemetary (with some of the older
people trailing behind in cars) and have a brief ceremony with prayer and
singing. Usually, after that, most of the people leave. This year, for
those who stayed, there was a story-telling session going on inside which
I missed. From what I heard, it was half family folklore and half
emberrassing childhood stories. *grin* Eh, great fun for all.

From:            Andrew Duggan <>
Subject:         Duggans
Date sent:       Thu, 30 Jul 1998
Organization:    Technology Help Centre P/L

Hi there

Caught your web page - looks great! I have to surf some Duggan sites.

Check out my site particularly the dirt bike page which
is my hobby.


Andrew Duggan < >
Sydney Australia

Date sent:       Sat, 25 Jul 1998
Subject:         Duggan Genealogy


I am descended from Peter Duggan, born around 1804, Cashel, Tipperary,
Ireland. He joined the British Army and served in Ceylon and India. His
son, Timothy Gaspard Duggan, born Ceylon, 1836, was also a soldier and
served in India, Mauritius, Bermuda and Nova Scotia (where a son, George
Horace Duggan was born in 1872). The family settled in Lancashire,
England, in the 1870's. Timothy's daughter, Rosa Matilda, was my

I attach the relevant details.


Steve Duxbury< >



3.1 The Duggan Family

3.1.1 Rosa Matilda Duggan's earliest known Duggan ancestor was Peter Duggan, my great-great grandfather (see Table 3). He was born in Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland, around 1804. On 19th October 1826, in Dublin, he enlisted in the 58th Regiment of Foot, a regiment of the British Army, commanded at the time by Major General Lord Frederick Bentinck. He was described in his enlistment papers as twenty-two years of age, five feet nine inches tall, of swarthy complexion, with grey eyes and light brown hair. He was paid a bounty of £3 for enlisting plus half-a-crown for signing the attestation. Before enlisting he had been a labourer.

3.1.2 Between October 1826 and December 1828 Peter was stationed in Ireland and/or the United Kingdom and was promoted Corporal on 8th May 1828. He sailed to Ceylon with the Regiment in December 1828/January 1829 and was promoted Sergeant on 25th April 1829.

3.1.3 Peter and Elizabeth's son, Timothy Gaspard Duggan, was born on 13th August 1836 in Colombo, Ceylon, and was christened by Padre Caetano Diasy on 2nd September 1836 in Colombo. His birth and christening are recorded in the 61st Regiment registers despite the fact that Peter had not yet transferred into the 61st from the 58th. Peter may have been seconded to the 61st at the time. Peter is described as a Colour Sergeant on the certificate of birth and baptism. There are two other Duggan births registered in the 61st records - Sarah C Duggan, born in Kandy in 1838 and John D Duggan born in Colombo in 1839. They may have been Timothy's sister and brother.

3.1.4 The 58th Regiment stayed in Ceylon until 1838 and was involved in the "Kandy disturbances" of 1835. Peter Duggan was demoted to Private on 21st May 1837 following a court-martial for some unspecified negligence of duty. He switched from the 58th to the 61st Regiment of Foot at his own request on 1st August 1837 for some unknown reason and the 58th returned to England without him in 1838. 1838 seems to have been a good year for him as he was promoted to Corporal on 5th June and to Sergeant on 19th June.

3.1.5 The Duggans returned to Britain with the 61st Regiment in 1840, having spent eleven years in Ceylon. Their location during their five years in Britain is not known but in July 1845 the 61st Regiment was posted to India. At the time India was a seething cauldron and after landing at Bombay the Regiment, presumably including Peter Duggan, made a forced march northwards to the Punjab. They were deeply involved in the Second Sikh War in 1848-49 in the Punjab, an independent territory in north-west India, and Regimental battle honours include Chilianwallah (13th January 1849) and Gujerat (21st February 1849). Again, Peter would presumably have been thereabouts. Chilianwallah was an indecisive battle but was a moral victory for the Sikhs and an embarrassment for the British, who redeemed themselves by inflicting a heavy defeat on the Sikhs at Gujerat, pursuing the remnants of their army as far as the North-West Frontier with Afghanistan. The Punjab was annexed by Britain shortly afterwards.

3.1.6 The main enemy in India, however, was disease, and Peter Duggan did not escape its ravages. On 15th September 1849 a Regimental Board was held at Peshawar on the North-West Frontier (now Pakistan) and the Board proposed Peter's discharge from the Army, "being unfit for further service". Peter sailed home to England and was finally discharged on medical grounds on 23rd July 1850 at Chatham, Kent. His medical report issued at Jullundur, north-west India, states that he was suffering from acute dysentery, that he had suffered from attacks of dysentery since shortly after arriving in India, that he "suffers from oppression of breathing on attempting to take exercise or move quickly on parade" (an interesting comment, given the incidence of asthma and hayfever in the family) and that he suffered from various other maladies.

3.1.7 After discharge from the Army Peter became an Out-Pensioner of Chelsea Hospital. His exact whereabouts are unclear, as are the whereabouts of his wife Elizabeth, but he probably attended his son Timothy's wedding in Peckham in 1864 and he must have still been alive in November 1864 as his pension was increased to two shillings and six pence in that month.

3.1.8 When Peter Duggan left India his son, Timothy, stayed behind. Timothy was "attested" Private in the 61st Regiment at the age of thirteen on 22nd October 1849 in Jullundur, north-west India, and served as a boy-soldier until becoming a fully-fledged Private at the age of eighteen on 22nd August 1854. He stayed with the 61st in India until 1859, a period dominated by the Indian Mutiny.

3.1.9 The Mutiny started at Meerut, forty-eight miles north-west of Delhi, on 10th May 1857 and spread to Delhi next day. Indian resentment at being ruled by foreigners had been simmering for some time and the flash-point was the belief that cartridge cases, which soldiers had to bite to release gunpowder for their muskets, were greased with animal fats, and in particular cow fat, and since tasting cow fat offended their religion there was much resistance to the practice. The Mutiny was not spontaneous - there is evidence that it was a planned uprising for which native Indians had been preparing for some time. The Army in India consisted of several British regiments like the 61st, manned by British officers and men with native support, plus several native regiments, manned by native troops but with British officers. It was the native troops who mutinied, slaughtering their officers and the wives and children of the officers, plus British administrators and camp followers. In some cases, native troops were assembled on the parade ground and disarmed under the supervision of just a few British officers, but in many cases the natives mutinied. The main centres of the rising were Cawnpore, Lucknow and Delhi.

3.1.10 At the time the 61st were at Ferozepur, three hundred miles north-west of Delhi, and presumably Timothy Duggan was with them. The 57th Native Infantry were disbanded successfully by their own officers at Ferozepur, but some natives were hanged or "fired from a gun" for going around armed, a common retribution carried out by the British as a warning to natives.

3.1.11 The 61st Regiment marched to Delhi, arriving on 23rd June 1857, and was immediately flung into a battle, already underway, to repulse a fierce attack on the British lines from the rebels holding the city. Having repulsed the rebels in a dour struggle the 61st camped with the rest of the Army on The Ridge, a higher strip of land to the north of the besieged city, to await the arrival of other contingents of the Army and the storming of the city which would inevitably follow. On an amusing note, especially so since Timothy is rumoured to have been a bandsman with the 61st Regiment, at one point a regiment of loyal native Kashmiri troops marched into the camp with band playing and the German bandmaster of the 61st is reported to have said "Vos is dat? No regiment in camp can play such vile music".

3.1.12 Timothy Duggan was presumably with the 61st when it arrived at Delhi on 23rd June, led by Major Neville Chamberlain. However, it is possible that he did not arrive at Delhi until 14th August, when John Nicholson, arguably the most able of the British officers leading the struggle against the mutineers, rode into camp with a reinforcing column including a wing of the 61st Regiment. Shortly afterwards the mutineers in Delhi sent out a strong force to intercept a British siege train which was on its way from the Punjab to Delhi to breech the city walls. Nicholson set off on 25th August with a strong force to intercept the rebels in attrociously wet conditions, the men having to wade through chest-high swamps. The action was successful and the mutineers were defeated. The 61st featured in this engagement and, whether he arrived at Delhi in June or August 1857, Timothy Duggan was likely to have participated in this action.

3.1.13 On 14th September 1857 the British launched their attack on the walled city of Delhi, first having to cross the defensive ditch using scaling ladders and then fighting their way through a breach which their siege guns had previously made in the north wall near the Kashmir Gate. They reached the Kashmir Gate and blew it up from inside, enabling more troops to enter the city. Col William Jones of the 61st set off inside the walls to fight their way through the narrow streets under atrocious conditions to the Kabul Gate on the north-west side of the city. Having lost their way at one point, they eventually reached Kabul Gate but were pinned down by snipers. On 15th September they were hindered by the fact that a lot of British troops were too busy plundering and getting drunk to continue the attack but on the 16th September they pressed on to the Lahore Gate on the west wall, capturing the Burn Bastion on the 19th and the Lahore Gate on the early morning of the 20th. Half of Jones' men then set off for the Jama Masjid Mosque, a very important religious centre in the centre of Delhi, capturing it. The other half of Jones' men captured the Ajmir Gate on the south-west wall of the city. The battle for Delhi was over.

3.1.14 The part that Timothy Duggan played in the Delhi campaign is, of course, not known but he was awarded the Indian Mutiny Medal with Clasp for Delhi, showing that he had been a participant.

3.1.15 The last major act in the Mutiny was the relief of Lucknow where a British garrison, including women, children and civilians, had been besieged for several months under atrocious conditions of hunger, thirst, sickness and bombardment.

3.1.16 Some two thousand British soldiers and officers were killed in the Mutiny. A further eight thousand died as a result of cholera, dysentery, heatstroke etc., and hundreds of British civilians were killed, including women and children. The native death toll in soldiers and civilians is unknown, but was much greater than that of the British. Atrocities were frequent, and were not all committed by the mutineers.

3.1.17 Timothy and the Regiment left India in 1859 and between July 1859 and August 1860 he served on the island of Mauritius (Port Louis) in the Indian Ocean. In 1860 he sailed home to Britain on the "Donald McKay", a clipper built at the shipyard of Donald McKay in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

3.1.18 Timothy and the Regiment stayed in Britain from 1860 until 1866. They were stationed at Plymouth Devonport in early 1861 and other postings included Jersey where he re-engaged in the Army for a further eleven years on 14th June 1864. On 12th July 1864 Timothy married Mary Hollinson Druce at the Chapel of Our Lady of Dolours (Sorrows) in Lower Park Road, Peckham, Surrey (south-east London), and on their marriage certificate he is described as "Lance Corporal 61st Regiment". Their place of residence was recorded as 33 Park Place, Peckham.

3.1.19 It is interesting to note that President Ronald Reagan's grandparents came from Tipperary and married in the same church just a few years earlier than Timothy Duggan and Mary Hollinson Druce.

3.1.20 Timothy was promoted to Corporal on 17th May 1865. Timothy and Mary's first child, Mary Jessie Redmond, was born in Ireland and baptised on 24th August 1865 in Dublin, although it is not clear whether Timothy and the Regiment were in Ireland at the time.

3.1.21 For four years and three months between 1866 and 1870 Timothy and the Regiment were stationed in "Canada and Bermuda" and for eighteen months between 1870 and 1872 they were stationed in Nova Scotia (now part of Canada). Timothy and Mary's second child, George Horace, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1871.

3.1.22 Timothy was court-martialled and reduced to Private for some unspecified "neglect of duty" on 29th November 1866 (like father like son) but was promoted to Corporal again on 4th February 1873 and to Sergeant on 20th August 1875. He was discharged from the Army after twenty-one years of service on 7th September 1875 in Guernsey.

3.1.23 The 61st Regiment of Foot subsequently became part of the Gloucestershire Regiment which was disbanded in 1994.

3.1.24 Timothy's intended place of residence on his Army discharge papers was stated as Blackburn, Lancashire, for reasons unknown. Rosa Matilda was born at 11 Pendle Street but at the 1881 Census the Duggans were living at 6 Pendle Street, Blackburn. They are listed as follows:

    a) Timothy G Duggin Aged 44 Army Pensioner Born Ceylon
    b) Mary Hollinson Aged 39 Housekeeper  Born Surrey, Peckham
    c) Mary Jessie
  Redmond Aged 15 Cotton winder  Born Ireland
    d) George Horace  Aged  9 Scholar   Born Nova Scotia (Canada)
    e) Agnes Hollinson Aged  4 Scholar   Born Blackburn
    f) Peter John  Aged  2    Born Blackburn
    g) Rosa Matilda  Aged  1    Born Blackburn


     Edward Grafton        -   m   -        Mary   James
     Grattan         11.8.1802       Hollinson   Druce
             b. c. 1780

Peter Duggan   -   m   -   Elizabeth      Martha Matilda - m -       James Druce
b. c 1804         Grafton Grattan      26.6.1841          b.c. 1800
          chr. 1.6.1810

 Timothy Gaspard Duggan                -    m    -  Mary Hollinson Druce
 b. 13.8.1836           12.7.1864   b. 2.2.1842

 Mary Jessie   George   Agnes    Peter
 Redmond   Horace   Hollinson   John
 chr.    b. 1872   b. 1877   b. 1878

     George Duxbury   -   m   -   Rosa Matilda Duggan
     b. 1874         1909      b.  7.11.1879
     d. 1956            d. 26. 3.1959

3.2 The Druce Family

3.2.1 Rosa Matilda's earliest-known Druce ancestor was James Druce, who was one of her great grandfathers on her mother's side (see Table 6). James was described as a "Gentleman" on his son's Marriage Certificate.

3.2.2 James’ son, also called James, was born around 1800 in Woodford, Essex (Churwell?, Chigwell?). He was a mariner, and was living at Wells Street, Wapping, London, when he married Martha Matilda Grafton Grattan on 26th June 1841 at St Giles Parish Church (C of E), Camberwell, Surrey (London). James was a widower at the time of his marriage but the circumstances of his first marriage are unknown. Before marrying, he sailed on the “Landsman”, following which he joined the “Herefordshire” (1,355 tons, built in Bombay, owned by Mengles & Co.) as an ordinary seaman. There are records of him sailing twice from Gravesend, Kent, to Bombay on the “Herefordshire”. On his first journey he joined the ship in June 1839, was in Bombay in November 1839 and arrived home in May 1840. On his second journey he joined the ship in June 1840, was in Bombay in December 1840 and arrived home in May 1841.

3.2.3 At the 1851 Census, James junior and his wife Martha Matilda were living at 39 Baldwyn Street, Finsbury, (St Lukes Parish), east London. James had obviously left the sea and was described as a butcher. The family comprised:

 a) James Aged 50 Butcher  Born Woodford, Essex
b) Martha  Aged 34    Born Liverpool, Lancashire
c) Mary Aged  9 Scholar   Born Peckham, Surrey
d) Jessie Aged  6 Scholar   Born Islington, Middlesex
e) Agnes Aged  3    Born St Luke, Middlesex

3.2.4 At the 1861 Census, James and his wife were living at 33 Park Buildings, Peckham, Surrey (south-east London). According to the Census the family comprised:

 a) James Aged 61 Butchers foreman Born Churwell(?), Essex
 b) MM Aged 47 Schoolmistress  Born Liverpool
 c) Jessie Aged 16 Milliner  Born Islington, Middlesex
 d) Agnes  Aged 13 Scholar    Born City Road, Middlesex
 e) Henry Aged  8 Scholar   Born Ballspond, Middlesex

3.2.5 Rosa Matilda Duggan's grandmother Mary Hollinson Druce was born on 2nd February 1842 at Devonshire Grove, Peckham. She was not at the family home at the 1861 Census and her whereabouts at the time are unknown. Presumably the family moved from south-east London to north London (Middlesex) after Mary Hollinson Druce was born and moved back again by the 1861 Census. Alternatively, Martha Matilda may have gone to Devonshire Grove to visit her sister, Mary, (see 3.3.2 below) to have her daughter.

3.2.6 Mary Hollinson Druce obviously named two of her daughters, Jessie and Agnes, after her sisters.

3.3 The Grafton Grattan Family

3.3.1 Rosa Matilda's other great grandparents on her mother's side were Edward Grafton Grattan and Mary Hollinson who were married at St Helen, Bishopgate, London, on 11th August 1802 but moved to Liverpool where their children were born (except Edward Alport - see 3.3.4 below), including Rosa's grandmother, Martha Matilda Grafton Grattan. Edward was a publisher by profession (JG Publishing and Bookselling). Mary Hollinson was born in Stoke on Trent. The name "Grattan" has Irish connotations and given that Liverpool was a centre for Irish immigration it may be that the Grattans originated in Ireland.

3.3.2 At the June 1841 Census Edward's wife Mary was living with her daughter Martha Matilda in Devonshire Grove, Peckham. They lived with the Gilbert family. The Gilbert family comprised:

 a) James  Aged 35 Publisher
 b) Mary  Aged 25 (35?)
 c) Grafton Aged  6
 d) Georgina Aged  4
 e) James  Aged  2
 f) Mary  Aged  1

James Gilbert was partner to Edward Grafton Grattan, publishers, Paternoster Row. Mary Gilbert (James' wife) was Martha Matilda's sister, a Grafton Grattan, which would explain why they called their son Grafton. James was a witness at Martha Matilda's wedding, and probably "gave her away", her father Edward presumably being dead.

3.3.3 Martha Matilda was christened at St Peters, Liverpool (C of E), on 1st June 1810. At the time of her marriage (26th June 1841 - see 3.2.2 above) she was living at Devonshire Grove, off the Old Kent Road, Peckham, in south-east London. She had no recorded profession but at the 1861 Census of Peckham she was said to be a schoolmistress.

3.3.4 Edward and Mary's children were:

a) Edward Alport, born 7th October 1802, birth registered in Burslem, Stoke on trent, on 13th March 1803, married Charlotte;
b) Mary, born 25th April 1806, married James Gilbert at St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, on 29th (26th?) December 1833;
c) Martha Matilda, married James Druce – at the time of Martha’s christening her father, Edward, was described as a merchant and he and Mary lived at Pool Lane, Liverpool;
d) John Henry (christened 27th March 1812), married Emma Pickett – by this time, Edward was was described as a glass dealer, of Seel street, Liverpool, and a trade directory of 1814/15 describes him as a glass manufacturer and earthenware dealer;
e) Thomas William (christened 12th July 1814), married Juliet Mudie;
f) Enoch (christened 2nd August 1816), married Jane;
g) Hephezibah, married Grant Salsbury - at the 1851 Census, Mary Grafton (nee Hollinson), Hephezibah’s mother, was living in Islington with Hephezibah and Grant Salsbury and was described as an annuitant, aged 71.

All of Edward and Mary's children were christened at St Peters, Liverpool (C of E), except Edward Alport.

ed note: Wow! Very well done!!!!

This document is available in "Word" format for here  
 Dear Friends and Cousins,

I've updated my genealogy web page at

Surnames with numerous individual entries are:

ADAMS-115, BOLLING-229, BRYAN-119, BURKS-634, CARTER-134, CLAY-135,

Please remember that this is a trial genealogy. There are numerous
instances of non-connections and errors. When you find one, please let me

Many thanks to Leslie Howard for his program, GED2WWW, and his helpfulness
via e-mail. Special thanks to Bob Duggan, my Burks Cousins and my Murray
Cousins who have all helped with the numerous recent additions to this
genealogy. Thanks and appreciation to everyone I've neglected to mention.
(You all know I'm dumb, forgetful and thoughtless.)

I plan to be updating this database at least twice a month, so check back.
It ain't done 'til I can claim and identify kinship with everyone in the


Harris R. (Bob) Manning<>
Charleston, SC, CSA

Subject:         A new Duggan

Hi Lyman,
 I hope this reaches you.  I stumbled on the 'Duggan' listings on the web.
 Needless to say I was astounded.  How do I sign up for the newsletter?
My Grandfather's name was Eugene Sidney Duggan, he lived in Savannah Ga.
I wonder if you've run across any references to that branch of the family.
Cant' wait to hear from you. Gene Duggan 

Date sent:       Sun, 30 Aug 1998
From:            "Robert E. Duggan" <>
Subject:         Duggan webpage

Dear lyman.. just found your web pg for Duggan's...GREAT..GREAT..GREAT! I am the Duggan's of Brooklyn, as noted in your issue 34 of your newsletter
by Mary Fischetti. I desperately need your help and all the other Duggan's out there in filling a gap of may Duggan family tree. I am trying to find
where John Duggan who was married to Margaret McGinity  and had a child Joseph {baptized on June 1,1851 in Ogdensburg, N.Y.} my g.g.grandfather....where John and Margaret and child disappeared to. The next time I pick up Joseph, the child , is in the household of Charles Martin in Brooklyn in the cencus of 1870 along with his future wife Sarah Martin Duggan age 18. In one cencus in Brooklyn it said Joseph was born in PA. I guess that John and Margaret settled there and Joseph came  to Brooklyn as a young man to start his own life as a bookkeeper and city clark. Joaeph died Nov 17,1887 and died of Bright's disease leaving Sarah
with eight children to raise. My search at one time led me to Carbondale,Pa a coal mining town that happened to have a Joseph and Margaret with a child the same age as Joseph in the 1860 Fed cencus but that was a dead end street, that son age 10 was Mark and not Joseph who remained in that town.

NOTE: There are a lot of Duggan's and Doogan's in Carbondale, Pa in the 1860 due to the coal mining job's. The  Carbondale Historical Society was so helpful in my search and provided me with so many documents at such a reasonable fee that I must put a good word in this leller for them. Thanks again. So if anyone is out there that can help me find anything about John Duggan/ Margaret McGinity where they came from in Ireland? I assume they were famine immigrantes? and where they went with Joseph after Ogdensburg in 1851 .....would be greatly appreciated. You can reach me

Thanks,Robert E. Duggan in La Mesa,Ca.

From:            "Rich Dugan" <>
Subject:         Thanks
Date sent:       Sun, 30 Aug 1998

Thank you so much for posting and maintaining the newsletter.  I just came accross it while doing some light research.  To tell the truth, I have not done any significan research into the Dugan name since the early 80's.  Since then, much to my dismay, manyof my prime sources of information have passed on.  Reading through your newsletter however, has revitalized that interest.  I certainly hope to pick back up where I left off.

My name is Richard Dugan.  I was born in Cleveland OH, third son of James F. Dugan, Jr, of Osceola Mills, PA (dob 2/3/25).  His father, James F.
Dugan, Sr. was born and raised in Erie, PA.

I hope to get you more info soon and would appreciate contact from any "brothers, sisters or cousins".

Until then, I am,

Richard E. Dugan<> 

Date sent:       Fri, 21 Aug 1998
Subject:         Duggan/Dugan & Subscribe to Newsletter

My Duggans can only be traced as far as Martin Duggan and Mary Ryan. My understanding is they were both born in Ireland. They had 7 issues that I know of: Charles Mathias Duggan Margaret Duggan Mary Ann Duggan James Duggan Katherine Duggan Martin Duggan, Jr Edward Duggan

Only dates I have is on Charles Mathias as I am his decendent:

Charles Mathias Duggan born in Yipsilanti, MI in 1858
Married Anna Kelly. He died in 1928 in Vail, IA

Their issue all born in Vail, IA:
1. Mary Elizabeth Dugan (Mable) 6 Oct 1892-6 Jun 1980 & my grandmother.
Married James J Hill in Vail -- Issue Mary Phyllis (Morrison) b Vail; Jean
(Hayduk) b:Vail; Elizabeth Mary (O'Brien) b:Omaha) Martin Dugan 1895-20
Sep 1913 (killed in auto accident his father was banker so had first auto
in Vail, IA--he was driving almost 15 mph and was killed) Ellen "Nell"
(L.G. Roberts) issue: Joy; June Edward Dugan; m: Dorothy Callahan; issue:
Edward Dugan, Jr.; Donna Dugan (m:Downes); Kathleen Dugan (m:Richards);
Charles Dugan, Jr. Carl Dugan (married Lois Page, issue Lois Marie Dugan)
Lucille Dugan (1908-1911)

Any connections??? 

Date sent:       Thu, 3 Sep 1998 19:05:47 EDT
Subject:         Duggans in Rhode Island

Hi Lyman,

For 20 yrs I've been trying to find out where in Co. Clare my great
grandfather Daniel J. Duggan lived. In his second marriage he married
Bridget Fitzpatrick from Sleaveen in Clare, and moved to R.I. I am trying
to contact any Duggans in R.I. and elsewhere that may be related to me.

These are my ancestors: Daniel J, Duggan and Briget T. Gilheeney ( 1st
Charles A. Duggan and Mary Rollson Dressel
(gr.parents) Elmer J. Duggan and Mary E. Doyle (parents) Edward L. Duggan
and Karen MacLachlan (us) I have researched long and hard, accumulated
much information on the families, would like to share this with any
related Duggans that may identify themselves as family.

I may be the only one researching the Duggan name in Rhode Island, have tried many times to
connect to others, but no luck. My E-Mail is Edward L.

 Date sent:       Mon, 29 Jun 1998 20:42:40 -0300
From:            Linda Stent-Campbell <>
Subject:         Re: Duggan

Hi, I was just looking at your Duggan info.  I see you have Mary Elizabeth
Duggan married for the second time to Hugh John Lamont.  I have Mary
Elizabeth as buried in the Kensington cemetery with Artemas Leard and Mary
Eliza (I have her as a different person) buried in Geddie Memorial with
Hugh John.  The dates are incredibly close though (Apr. 8, 1872-May 19,
1942 and 1873-1942).  I have Mary Elizabeth's parents as Jacob and Ellen
(Champion) Duggan and Mary Eliza's as Patrick and Sarah (Adams) Duggan.
What do you make of this? Linda

 Date sent:       Thu, 30 Apr 1998 01:03:20 -0400
From:            InterStyle Communications <>

HI Lyman,

        I came across your Genealogy page while searching for family
members' names, and just thought I'd point something out that might
cause confusion in the future - under "John Duggan", all of the "Ramsey"
names you have listed should be "Ramsay" (AY). If you're interested, I can
also update some of your question marks in the Ramsay section.


Jonathan Scollard
Senior Administrator


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