Duggan Dugan Dougan Family Newsletter nr 17


Check out Bob Duggan's Homepage on the WWW at: http://pages.prodigy.com/duggan/

Chris Duggan's Homepage

Ireland...Brian Duggan's Homepage: http://skynet.ul.ie/~dugganb/oldindex.html

D. Duggan's Links to Ireland: http://nuada.uwaterloo.ca/dduggan/ireland.html....No longer in service

Edward Duggan's Homepage (Travel Services) http://ucsub.colorado.edu/~duggane/Home.html

Ireland On-Line's Ireland Home Page http://194.125.2.241/resource/ireland/index.html

Michelle's Irish Page!....beautiful work! http://edweb.concord.wvnet.edu/~webbm/irish.htm

Clint Eastwood page by Seb Duggan http://mail.bris.ac.uk/%7Ecl3018/welcome.html

Lou Duggan's homepage http://is.dal.ca/%7Elduggan/louspage.htm

some of Lou's HTML work can be seen at: http://is.dal.ca/%7Elduggan/index.htm


For information on the following Duggan's, visit www site:

http://homepage.interaccess.com/~beckwith/ind0039.htm#I2149

part of: Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest

Archibald McMahan DUGGAN (11 MAY 1823 - 14 DEC 1907 )

Barbara Carolina DUGGAN (25 AUG 1844 - 23 SEP 1932 )

Catherine DUGGAN (26 APR 1836 - )

Daniel DUGGAN (14 FEB 1793 - JAN 1870 )

Daniel Wilson DUGGAN (27 AUG 1838 - 3 MAR 1868 )

Elizabeth DUGGAN (16 JAN 1818 - 27 JUN 1897 )

George McCowm DUGGAN (26 APR 1836 - )

James Mitchell DUGGAN (26 JAN 1821 - 6 FEB 1895 )

John Martin DUGGAN (6 JAN 1849 - )

Manurva DUGGAN (7 JUN 1833 - )

Mary Elizabeth DUGGAN (1 JUN 1851 - 9 AUG 1927 )

Nancy Malissa DUGGAN (2 JUN 1841 - )

Phillip Sherman DUGGAN (30 APR 1864 - 5 NOV 1873 )

Polly Ann DUGGAN (13 JUL 1826 - )

Sarah Jane DUGGAN (28 MAR 1828 - )

Susannah DUGGAN (27 MAR 1830 - )

William DUGGAN (8 NOV 1825 - )

Zachary Taylor DUGGAN (16 OCT 1846 - 3 APR 1913 )


Dear Jim,

Well, all that I know of my roots in the Duggan family is the following.

Cornelius Duggan - dob? imagrated ? married a woman with the last name Coleman--not sure if correct Unknown where they imagrated to. Had at least one son named Daniel. dob ? married a woman - Sarah Murray Had my grandmother Mona Duggan. Had other children named: Patrick, Connor, Mel, Margaret, and more. If anything sounds familiar let me know. I don't know much else at the present moment. I've only started looking for my roots as of last week. My uncle is researching as well, and has been at it a lot longer. As well, my parents have more information that my grandmother gave them when she died. I will be receiving it on Wednesday. If anything else comes up, I'll let you know.

Oh, as well, there is a "Duggan" family plot just outside of Owen Sound in Grey county, Ontario. The informal name is called "The Irish Block" from what I understand, that is where they are all burried. As of yet, I have not been able to find the family plot listed with any cemetary registry. You might find some help there.

Even if the Cornelius Duggan mentioned above isn't the same one you're looking for, it may lead to other relatives that you have. Let me know if you need anymore info on the graveyard. ............Sharon..................troy@mgl.ca


From: ProfU@aol.com

Date sent: Sat, 2 Mar 1996 23:27:29 -0500

To: lyman@cyberspy.com

Subject: Duggan Newsletter

NY, N J, Mass., Wis, D.C., Fla. Arizona, Col.& Cal.

Lyman, I can't tell you how excited I was to recieve the Duggan News letter on my AOL.

lam Anne Marie Duggan Ugrovics.

My grandfather William Cyril Duggan came to New York City from Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. His father owned a farm in front of Lismore Castle called the "Glen", in the late 1800's. He immigrated to the USA with his widowed mother, sister Alice and several brothers. Thier first winter in New York proved to be very difficult and some of my grandfather's brothers died. However Grandpa's brothers Neil & John did survive.

Grandpa married Lilly Reardon and had seven children. Grandma and Grandpa's sister Alice died in the 1920 flu epidemic. Grandpa remained a widower for the remainder of his life and raised his seven children and Alice's daughter Eileen with the help of several housekeepers. Grandpa was a master plumber and was active in the Plumber's Union, in the Bronx. Family lore has it that Grandpa gave George Meany his first job.

I am the daughter of William Westervelt Duggan, Grandpa's second son. My father died in 1950 from the effects of Juvinal Dibetes. I have 21 first cousins we have scattered across the USA, and can be found in NY, N J, Mass., Wis, D.C., Fla. Arizona, Col.& Cal.

Anne Marie Duggan Ugrovics


Date sent: Mon, 03 Jun 1996 07:07:30 -0500

To: "Lyman Duggan

From: "Thomas E. Miles" <tommiles@netins.net>

Subject: Re: Duggan Family

I have very little information on the DUGGAN family.

Mina Duggan b. 26 Nov 1903 p.b. Jackson, MN (this could have been Jackson Co. IA ?) m. Hans Kofoot 14 May 1923 p.m. Davenport IA moved to Mason City IA in 1932

Thomas E. Miles


Date sent: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 20:47:37 -0600

To: "Lyman Duggan"

From: jduggan113@stlnet.com (James T. Duggan)

Subject: Re: Florida VISIT

Hi Lyman,

My wife and I really did enjoy our visit with you. It was kind of you to take the time to visit with us. We decided not to go to the ball game, a good thing with the weather and the fact that the Cardinals lost 11 to 2. It wouldn't been a very enjoyable day. We did have a good trip home, arriving just this late afternoon. Thanks for the note from the NY Duggan.

I've been thinking, why don't you let me transcribe my hand notes of the passenger lists of 11883 and early 1884. I'll convert it into DOS and send you a floppy with the info. I think you were a member ( and maybe still are) of AOL. Have you looked at their GEDCOM files. There is one that has a few John Duggans in it. If you don't have access to it, I search up a copy and send that to you also.

I mentioned a DUGGAN burial area in Canada. I searched up the info and have attached the following note. The email address of the individual is at the bottom.

>>Dear Jim, Well, all that I know of my roots in the Duggan family is the following. Cornelius Duggan - dob? imagrated ? married a woman with the last name Coleman--not sure if correct Unknown where they imagrated to. Had at least one son named Daniel. dob ? married a woman - Sarah Murray Had my grandmother Mona Duggan. Had other children named: Patrick, Connor, Mel, Margaret, and more. If anything sounds familiar let me know. I don't know much else at the present moment. I've only started looking for my roots as of last week. My uncle is researching as well, and has been at it a lot longer. As well, my parents have more information that my grandmother gave them when she died. I will be receiving it on Wednesday. If anything else comes up, I'll let you know. Oh, as well, there is a "Duggan" family plot just outside of Owen Sound in Grey county, Ontario. The informal name is called "The Irish Block" from what I understand, that is where they are all burried. As of yet, I have not been able to find the family plot listed with any cemetary registry. You might find some help there. Even if the Cornelius Duggan mentioned above isn't the same one you're looking for, it may lead to other relatives that you have. Let me know if you need anymore info on the graveyard. Sharon -- troy@mgl.ca<<

Take care Lyman, and keep in touch............... jim ..


Subj: DUGGAN Date: 96-05-11 11:15:35 EDT

From: devries@macatawa.org (LDeVries)

To: lymandugg@aol.com CC: lyman@isn.net

Dear Lyman Duggan:

My name is Luann DeVries, My maiden name is Hughes. My grandmother's parents names are Duggan and Moroney from Ireland. The Duggan & Moroney are from County Tipperary, the Hughes are from County Mayo. I have been to Ireland several times and have located some living relatives on both the Duggan and Moroney lines and keep in touch with them throughout the year.

Your name was given to me by Bob Duggan (r.duggan@iee.org)- (THGH47A@prodigy.com)-(http://pages.prodigy.com/duggan).

He mentioned that you are also researching the Duggan line, and also might know of a Duggan news letter on-line I could get in contact with? I would love to find out how I might get this news letter. I can also give you more information on my Duggan line if you are interested? Just let me know and I will send it on to you. My Duggan I have into the mid-late 1700's.

Thank You for your time, Regards, Luann Hughes DeVries devries@macatawa.org


Subj: Dugan Surname Date: 96-05-17 13:44:01 EDT

From: PRobison To: LYMAN DUGG

Hi Lyman,

Bob Duggan (THGH47A@prodigy.com) suggested tha I send you the following information. He also mentioned that you write a newsletter. I would be interested in being added to your mailing list. If any of the information is of value, please let me know.

This was written by my first cousin (John Robison 400 N. Beth St., Anaheim, CA 92806 (714)630-5188) and he may have more recent information.- I’m not certain why he adopted this spelling. The original records used various versions, but Dugan seems to be the most common.

Our line is: Neil Duggan d.1848 daughter Susanna m. John Green daughter Mary Green m. Thomas Robison son Leonard Davis Robison m. Elizabeth Narey Leonard and Elizabeth were our grandparents.

THE DOUGAN FAMILY On June 4, 1790, a group of perhaps 90 families left their homes on the banks of the Loch Erne in County Donegal, Ireland. They sailed for New York on the ship ‘Eliza’ They landed instead in the Delaware Bay at New Castle, the next port to Philadelphia, on September 9, 1790. They travelled along Nemacolins Path (now Route 40 -- in Maryland), to the neck of the Youghiheny River, near Connellsville, PA, which is about 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. They stayed there for about 5 years, negotiating for an area to settle. The Indians at that time were threatening settlers along the Allegheny mountains, as they were staging a last effort to maintain their ancient hunting grounds. From 1795-1800, the men went ahead to clear ground and start homesteads, before locating their families there in the wilderness. These 90 families formed the Donegal colony in Butler County. They were the first settlers and farmers there. Today, the area is still largely cornfields, pastures, and woods. The Dougan family was among that original. settlement from Ireland. We don’t know yet the name of our direct ancestor (Robison ancestor) from that group.

The settlers established the first Catholic church west of the Alleghenies there, called the Buffalo Missions. It was named after the Indian name for the area, because of the many buffalo that used to roam there. They built a log church and named it St. Patrick’s, which still stands. It was built in 1806. St. John’s church was built in 1853 in nearby Coylesville. It was much larger by standards of those days. It is in this cemetery that are buried the oldest Dougan and Green ancestors who can be positively identified. Neil Dougan (died 9/18/1848) was a farmer in the Coylesville area, owning a 50 acre farm. It is not known when he was born and whether it was in Ireland or Pennsylvania. He married Elenor Gallagher (1812-1889), who was born in Coylesville. Her family was also part of the original settlers. She lived all her life around Coylesville. She died April 10, 1889 and is buried at St. John’s church cemetery, although her tombstone is not standing. It is not known where Neil is buried. Perhaps at St. Patrick’s, or perhaps at an old Dougan family cemetery at Maloney’s Corners. Neil and Elenor had six children, all born in Coylesville, PA:

1. Andrew (1833~1876) left home in 1856. He was last seen on the Ohio River. In 1876, he was declared dead in order to clear his father’s estate.

2. Susanna (1835~1879) married John Green about 1857. They farmed in the Coylesville area on land inherited from her parents. In 1876, they purchased 50 acres from them after her brother was declared dead. They had 6 children: Joseph, Mary, John, Josephine, William and James (see Green genealogy). She died suddenly, leaving several younger children. John had difficulty raising them, and got much help from relatives. He later sold much of the farmland and died in 1888 in Ohio. There is no tombstone for Susanna at St. John’s, where she is probably buried.

3. John (1838-1872) worked in the oilfields. His son John lived from 1871-1905. He had a son named Richard who died in 1954. His son Richard Jr. compiled most of this Dougan family history. His address is PO Box 6, Aultman, PA, 15713.

4. Cornelius (1842-1932) was born January 1, 1842. When he was a young man, he lived in nearby Brady’s Bend. He lived most of his life in Butler and was a good friend of Seth Robison. He was a harnessmaker and also sold sewing machines from a horse and buggy throughout Butler County. He was known as ‘Corny’ He died in Butler on October 4, 1932.

5. Bridget (1845-1937) was known as Aunt Bid and lived all her life in Butler. She never married.

6. Mannassa (1847~1862). Butler County Register and Record Book E p.115 18 Sept. 1848 Last will and testament of Neal Dugan Clearfield Township, Butler County, PA, in the South of Butler.

......I, Neal Dugan, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory, blessed be the the Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say--first I give and bequeath all my real estate, being 51 acre of land--situated in Clearfield Township, to be divided equally between my four boys Andrew,John, Neal (Cornelius), Mannassa with this provise that no one of foresaid boys shall dispose of his share to any stranger without first consulting the rest of the boys and giving the first preference to them, by one of the rest of the boys.

And Ialso bequeath to my daughter Susanna Dugan $40 to be paid as follows: each of my sons to pay ten dollars and I also bequeath to my daughter Bridget $40 to be paid as follows--each of my sons to pay $10. And also to my loving wife Elenor Dougan to have her living during her life out of the aforesaid property.

And it is my wish that my family hold what personal property I have for the present use after paying all my just debts. Witness my hand and seal this 18 Sept. 1848 Neal Dugan Attest James McClafferty-Neal Gallagher

And I do commit the guardianship of my children until they shall respectively attain the age of 21 years unto John Green and James McLafferty Esq. and wish to put my three youngest sons to some trade as soon as their mother could conveniently spare them.

Witness and Seal 18 Sept. 1848 Neal Dugan Art. J. McLand Neal G. Witnesses appeared and swore to last will of N. Dugan Geo W. Kniess Register of Wills April 19, 1871

The following names were listed in a letter from Connel Rodgers to the Bishop of Baltimore, 24 May 1803. They were identified as among 95 Catholic families living within 18 miles of each other, near Butler, PA. The letter requested the Bishop to assign a priest to these families.

Thos. DUGAN John FARQUER John DUGAN John GILESPIE Chas. DUFFY Robt. HARKINS Neal DUGAN Pat. McLAUGHLIN Domk. COLL Michael DUGAN Dennis DONNEL Park. BOYLE Owen QUINN Michael READ Neal SWEENEY Mich. PRICE Hugh McELROY Blarney KELLY Archibald BLACK K. HEGARTY Park. FERRAN Patk. LAFFERTY Dennis McFADDIN John B0NER Danl. REED Neal DOUGHERTY Andw DUGAN John MAGEE Dennis DUGAN Arthur DONNEL Edwd McFDDIN Jr. John ROGERS Jas. DOUGHERTY John DUFFY, Junr. Jas. SHERIDAN Jacob McGINNELLY Michael KERRIVAN Eneas McBRIDE Casper EASLY Andw. EASLY Park. McCUE Columbus McGINNELY Wm. SHIELDS John COYLE John GALr (sic) John McGINNELLY A. CHRISTY Patrk MCBRIDE, Junr. George DOUGHERTY Frans. DUFF Edward McFADDIN Major john WELSH Michael LYNCH John SMITH Edwd COLE Patk McANALLY Patk BAHEN Hugh MORRAN Michael KELLY Andw HAGGiNS Peter TRUXLER Hugh SHARKEY Jas. GREEN Philip HARTMAN John GRIFFIN Hugh GILLESPIE John McLAUGHLIN John COLLINS John McCLAFFERTY Neal McFADDIN Marty O'BRYAN Jas. BENSON Nicholas WALHEY Thos. CONNOR Peter WALHEY Connel ROGERS Chas. McCUE Peter GALLr (sic) Patk MCBRIDE Sr. Edwd FARRY Danl McCUE Mathias CYPHERS Chas. SWEENY Bernard HAGGINS Neal McCLAFFERTY Joseph ANDERSON John DURNING John DUFFY Senr. Wm. McLAUGHLIN Chas. McCOY John GILLESPIE Junr Joseph BLEAKLEY Peter COLE Philip McKRAY

I hope this is of interest to you. Regards, Paul Robison .


Date sent: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 16:57:34 -0800

To: lyman@mail.cyberspy.com From: Terry Duggan

Subject: Duggan family name

*Good afternoon, my great-grand father was named Thomas Duggan. He immigrated *from Wales in 1905 to Canada. The train stopped in Indian Head Sask. Canada and that is where he first settled. I am looking for leads to other distant family members (cousins) in Canada, United States, or elsewhere. We as a family have lived in the Okanagan Valley-British Columbia since 1907. There were five brothers that moved to the Valley. Two brothers settled in the Edmonton area,Alberta.

Thank you for your time and reply. Terry Duggan <okanagan@junction.net>


Date sent: Tue, 26 Mar 96 14:06:43 0500

From: Michael Duggan <MIKE.DUGGAN@NRC.CA>

Organization: National Research Council Canada

To: Lyman@cyberspy.com Subject: (no subject)

Nice home page. I have not had time to do my Duggan thing for you yet but maybe soon. I enjoy your newsletter. Keep it going.


Date sent: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 18:32:21 -0500

To: "Lyman Duggan"

From: jduggan113@stlnet.com (James T. Duggan)

Subject: Re: Bahamas Sailing Solo ....May 1976

Interesting note you sent. I'm a non sailor, can't swim, so we only go on the big boats. I found your adventures really absorbing. The Ossie Brown who was murdered, was he onshore, on in some offshore incident. Your traveling also sounds to be a bit risky, but it sounds like you really enjoy it and have friends around the world. Good luck with all the wandering.

I will take the Duggan notes from the search of passenger lists for arrivals into NYC in 1883 and part of 1884 and put it on disc as I provmised. Likely to take some time as we are leaving in a few days to go with our grandchildres (aged 2 and 6months) and their parents for a visit to Disneyworld. After that, if my deceased mom's home has sold, we have to do a fair amount of work on it to get it ready for a planned closing on July 26. Then, back to genealogy.

We have just returned from an Alaskan cruise on Princess. 12 nites roundtrip from Vancouver up via the inland passage, and back outside the islands in parts. A beautiful trip. The weather in Alaska was amazing and wonderful. All the parts (6 I think) had sunshine and the lowest temp we saw was in the mid 60's with the warmest in the mid 70's. Very unusual for this time of year. We made the trip to vancouver by car since I like the extended time with my wife.

We stopped in Salt Lake City where I spent a day searching records. I made the mistake of not writing all the Duggan varients I came across, so nothing to add to the storehouse of knowledge. I went through all the Catholic church records for Co Donegal for the perious a few years before and after 1865, when my gfather was born. I have another candidate for him, but once again, I have misgivings.

I am trying to get enough confidence to do a field trip to Ireland in 1997. There were Duggan and varients in the church records in these years which aren't in the Official Registration records. Some day I should go back and extract all the Duggans and get a copy out to you for your use.

I am having one of the tapes sent to StL so I can study it more, there are 2 or 3 Duggan families listed in it during a period of about twenty or so years. I hope to get back to SLC in September and spend at least a week and do some intensive digging. Take care and keep in touch. Good/Safe traveling............... jim

Jim....perhaps I can pave the way for your Donegal trip....I hope to visit Cork this summer! best regards............Lyman
ed note: I didn't make it to Ireland this year but may summer of '97...Anyone want to come with me?......Lyman


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

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