DONEGAN

Family History

 

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Donegan - Dunnigan
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnagáin ‘descendant of Donnagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.  Donegans were first found in County Cork where they were anciently seated at Muskerry, later moving to Limerick, Kildare and Dublin.
 

Surname: Donegan This is both a royal and noble surname. Recorded in several spelling forms including O'Donegan, Donegan, Dunican, Dungan, and Doonican, this small Irish clan, divided into four branches or septs, originates from the 10th century kings of a region called Fernmhagh, in what is now Coiunty Westmeath. As befits a "royal" family, their numbers, are quite small. In the 20th century only some two hundred families are recorded in the whole of Ireland. This was not so in the seventeenth century and earlier, when the O'Donegans held the manor of Kildrought. Thomas Donegan, from this family being earl of Limerick, and creater of the 1686 Don(e)gan Charter, whereby the city of New York was passed by the Dutch to Britain.  In the barony of Rathconrath, County Westmeath, over forty families called O'Donegan were recorded in the 1659 "Petty's" cenus of Irelandand there was also an appreciable number of nameholders in both County Cork and County Sligo. The County Cork sept were once a powerful clan in their own right, the area around the baronies of Orrery and Duhallow in North West Cork being known as "O'Donegans country".  The Donegans were firm supporters of the Stewart monarchs. In 1691 the earl of Limerick supported the exiled James 11, the last king of Ireland, and paid for his support with the loss of his lands. Thereafter the clan seems to have gone into decline, and many name holders left for American and England during the great potato famine of 1846 - 48. The first known name holder is probably Donnadh O' Donnagain, the king of Fernmagh, County Monaghan. According to the ancient rolls called "Loch Ce", he died in the year 1029.

Source: Ancestry.com

 

Reference:

 

Ireland
Meath County

< 1851

New York
North Tarrytown

1851 to 1857

Illinois

Jo Davis County

1857

Montana
Madison County

1863 to present

 


Ireland, County Meath, Village of Slane

 

The Estate Village of Slane

http://www.slane.com/

 

Slane (Irish: Baile Shláine) is a village in County Meath, in Ireland. The village stands on a steep hillside on the left bank of the River Boyne at the intersection of the N2 (Dublin to Monaghan road) and the N51 (Drogheda to Navan road).  County Meath is located 50 km from Dublin

River Boyne, Slane, County Meath, Ireland

 

Slane Castle, County Meath, Ireland

 

Hill of Slane

It is said that Saint Patrick came to the Hill of Slane early in his attempt to convert pagan Ireland to the light of Christianity. On the eve of the Christian feast of Easter, 433 A.D. St. Patrick lit a bonfire upon the Hill of Slane. No one was supposed to light a fire until the Druids had lit theirs. St Patrick was captured on the Hill of Slane and taken to the pagan King Laoghaire. During the journey Saint Patrick and his followers recited a prayer. Saint Patrick managed to talk his way out of the crime and was granted permission by the King to preach Christianity.

 

Slane History & Archaeology Society

Headstone Inscriptions in Rathkenny Old Cemetery Co.Meath.

 

Donegan – Sacred to the memory of Robert Donegan , Ladyrath, who died 12 Aug. 1876. His wife Bridget who died 1 May 1888 and their son Owen who died 12 Oct. 1902. Also their daughter Annie beloved wife of Henry Duffy who died 14 Feb. 1915. And the above named Henry Duffy who died 20th April 1916. Also Julia Glacken who died 1 June 1918.
 

Donegan – see Mangan.

 

Mangan – Pray for the soul of James Mangan died 21 June 1889 aged 75 years. Also Mary Mangan died 11 Dec. 1899 aged 69 years. Also Lizzie Mangan died 14th March 1886 aged 19 years. Also Jane Donegan died 17th Dec. 1911 aged 52 years.

 

Research

Owen Donegan   (Donnegan in 1880 US Federal Census)
Baptism: December 30, 1846 - Father Christopher Donegan     Mother Kitty McDonald << ?????
               Sponsor Witness 1: Thos Loughran #2 Mary Duffy
               Parish: Lobinstown   Diocese: Meath   County: Meath    Source: Ancestry.com

1851 Ireland Census
Patrick Donegan
   Father Name: Owen Donegan
   Mother Name: Mary Donegan
   Residence Place: Meath, Ireland
   Street address: Mullaha, Navan, Co Meath
   Parish: Rathkenny
   Barony: Slane Upper
   Townland: Mullagha
Household Members: Name Relation
   Patrick Donegan Applicant
   Owen Donegan Father
   Mary Donegan Mother
   Bridget Burke Donegan         Marriage 5 Feb 1866 @ Castleconnor Sligo Ireland
   Bessy Donegan
   Christopher Donegan
   Anne Donegan
   Mary Donegan
   Alice Donegan

 

Steam Ship Leviathan

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

Arrival : March 30, 1852 in New York

Passenger List Page 1 of 11

 

Page 8 of 11

Thomas Donegan 27

Edward Donegan 46

Michael Donegan 28

Bridget Donegan 24

Richard Donegan 22

Henry Donegan 10

 

Page 9 of 11

Christopher Donegan - 28
(Note: right year but wrong Donegans)

Christopher and Catherine Donegan were of the landed class in Village of Slane, Meath County, Ireland.

The Irish Potato Famine from 1845-1855 probably influenced this decision to leave Ireland for America.

In 1852 Christopher and Catherine Donegan embarked on the 10 week journey to America by steamship.
Catherine was 9 month pregnant and Henry was born on the trip across the Atlantic.

Their children:  John, Catherine, Mary, Thomas, Annie, Eugene/Owen, Bridget, Henry and Julie.

Julie was born in New York.

 

Galena, Jo Daviess County Illinois

 

 

http://www.galena.org/

http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/

 

THE HISTORY

of

JO DAVIESS COUNTY

ILLINOIS

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Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Jo Daviess County was formed in 1827 out of Henry and Putnam Counties. It is named for Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss, United States District Attorney for Kentucky, who was killed in 1811 at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Maj. Daveiss' name is universally misspelled, as in the name of this and other counties. The local pronunciation is "Davis."

Galena Illinois

 

Jo Daviess County, Illinois at Genealogy Trails

 

 

 

    335 Bouthillier St, Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois 61036, United States

Ulysses S. Grant Home
551 Bouthillier Street, Galena, Illinois


When General Ulysses S. Grant returned home in triumph from the Civil War in 1865, the residents of the city awarded him this furnished home overlooking the Galena River and affording a commanding view of the city.

 

After completing his second term as President in 1877, Grant resided temporarily at Galena, but soon began an extensive world tour (1877-79), after which he again stayed for a short time in the residence. After settling permanently in New York City in 1880, the Grants rented it out until his death 5 years later.

 

Note: This house is across the street from the Donegan family home

 

ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CEMETERY

East Galena Township

 

This cemetery was started by the parishioners in 1842. Previously all burials were either at Old City Cemetery in a consecrated area, or at one of the other Catholic cemeteries, such as Pilots Knob in East Galena Township or St. Marys in Vinegar Hill Township. In 1929 the St. Michael's Church took over the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Vinegar Hill. St. Mary's Cemetery in West Galena Township did not open until 1856.

 

One section of St. Michael's was converted into a newer burial ground by the moving of tombstones to a different point within the cemetery. Some say the current area has anywhere from one to three levels of burials already there.

 

In the early 1900s a fire at the sexton's shed destroyed the records and equipment. The records are available from about 1912 only.

 

St. Michael's Cemetery borders Route 20 and Bouthillier Street on the east side of the City of Galena. The following readings also include information from the sexton's records.

 

Donegan Christopher [no data]
  Catherine, wife, [no data]
  Kate, d July 17, 1865, 21y 2m [no stone]
  Owen, son, [no data]
  Henry, son [no data] [d May 11, 1900 at Chicago]
  Mary, dau [no data]
  Bridget, dau [no data] [d. Butte, Mont]

 

JODAVIESS COUNTY IL DEATH INDEX

Name of Deceased     Date       City   Age    Sex   Vol./Page /Certificate No.
DONEGAN, CHRISTOPHER 02/06/1879 GALENA 62 YR  M     1    13    166

 

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.4092, Longitude: -90.4214

http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/cemstmichael.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=108038#beginMap

 

 

 

Research:

1830 Census - Lead Mine Region         Donegan, John JoD 314

1880 Census Jo Daviess County, Illinois :
DONEGAN,    Michael 202B, 365B
DONNEGAN, Owen 233B
DONNEGAN, Rose 242B

Jo Daviess County Illinois - Marriage Index Volume C: 1865-1870 :
DONEGAN, BERNARD  &  MCGUIRE, ANN 06/21/1866 C 59

Jo Daviess County Illinois - Marriage Index 1870-1885 :
Donegan, Julia      Cleary, Michael H    25 Jul 1883     Page 377
Donnegan, Eliza    Smith, Thomas C     13 Apr 1884   Page 414

1910 Census Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Donegan, Mary   E. Galena #1 094B

1920 Census Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Donegan, Ann   W. Galena Ward 4 (155-266B)
Donegan, John Derinda 155-129B

Donegan, William W. 1874-1942
Adeline, wife 1887-1941
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Stockton Township, Illinois

 

Annie Donegan
Birth:
   Ireland
1920 Census Jo Daviess County, Illinois : Donegan, Ann - Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois
1920 Ann age 82 years born ~1838 in New York Widow
         son John age 50 born ~1870 in Iowa
1870 US Federal Census - Concord, Debuque, Iowa
         Barney Donegan age 30 born in Ireland ~1840
         Anna Donegan age 28 born in New York ~1842
         Mary E. Donegan age 3 born in Iowa ~1867
         John Donegan age 11/12 born in Iowa in 1869

In the 1856 Iowa census, Michael's wife is listed as Catherine, who arrived in the state 6 years earlier (correct for Johanna) and was 26 (born in 1830 - versus 1819 for Johanna in the 1900 US census). In the 1860 US census, Michael's wife is listed as Mary, who was 35 (born in 1825).

Johanna Donegan
Birth:             1819 in Ireland
Immigration: 1850
Death:           
Burial:     
1860 United States Federal Census - residence Clear Creek, Johnson, Iowa
1900 United States Federal Census - residence Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa
Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925  
 

1905 US Federal Census - Mona, Ashton, Iowa - Donegan, William & Emma & Allen

1880 US Federal Census - Derinda, Jo Daviess, Illinois
-- Donegan Michael (60) farmer, Margaret (57) house keeper, James(22), Dorothy (20), John (17), Ann E. (15) & Thomas (15)

 

Google: 1752 Donegan St, Galena, IL 61036

 

 

 

Michael Donegan – Illinois

Michael Donegan (or Donnigan / Donnegan / Dunnigan)
Birth:             1795-1805 in Ireland
Marriage #1: Betty ????
Marriage #2: Catherine Sullivan in 1856

 

1836 immigration Michael Donagen - age 27 - Ship: Brig Wells - Arrival: June 20, 1836 - New York / Liverpool / Ireland

 

1846 : son Michael born in Illinois

1850 United States Federal Census - Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois
Michael Dunnigan age 52 in Ireland - Laborer & Betty age 49 in Ireland
Elizabeth W. age 9 born in Illinois; Michael age 7 born in Illinois; Eugene age 1 born in Illinois

1854 : lived in Galena, Illinois in a home on Bouthillier Street

1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois
Michael Dunagan age 50 born in Ireland & Catharine age 45 born in Iowa
Michael age 14 born in Iowa; Eugene age 10 born in Iowa; William age 7 born in Iowa

1865 Illinois State Census - Hanover, Jo Daviess, Illinois : Michel Donegan

 

Children:      

  1. Elizabeth born 1840

  2. Michael   born 1846 in Illinois; died Apr 12, 1905; burial Plum River Cemetery in Elmoville, Il
    1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois - Michael age 14
    1865 Military : Michael Dunnegan - Camp Fry, Il - Company I of the 153 Illinois Infantry
    1866 settled in Pleasant Valley Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA after the war
    1873 married Johanna Donahue 1873
             father Daniel Donahue born 1818 in Ireland; died 1865 in Pleasant Valley Township, Jo Daviess, IL
                      immigrated about 1840 to St John's, New Brunswick, Canada then 1848 to Massachusetts
             mother Mary Sullivan born 1824 in Ireland; died 1883 in Pleasant Valley Township, Jo Daviess, IL
             Johanna Donahue born Aug 26, 1854 in Mass; died Mar 15, 1919 in Savanna, Carroll, Il
             1860 United States Federal Census - Worchester, Mass - Johanna age 7
             1870 United States Federal Census - Worchester, Mass - Johanna age 18 - work in Envelope Shop        
    1874 moved to Northeastern Iowa; lived there until ~1875
    1880 United States Federal Census - Pleasant Valley, Jo Daviess, Illinois
             Michael age 32 - farmer; Johanna 28; William 5; Elizabeth 2; Mary 1
    1900 United States Federal Census - Savanna, Carroll, Illinois
             Michael age 55 - Cinder Shoveler for the Rail Road;
             Johanna age 48 born Aug 1851 in Massachusetts;
             Mary age 21 born Dec 1878 in Illinois - Teacher; married Charles W. Brostol
             Eugene age 16 born Aug 1883 in Illinois - Day Laborer
             Daniel died Oct 30, 1883 at 6m 12d and is buried at the Plum River Cemetery near Michael
    1905 Michael died Apr 12, 1905 & burial at Plum River Cemetery in Elmoville, Il
            
    1906 After Michael's death, Johanna worked as private duty nurse
    1910 United States Federal Census - Savanna Ward 3, Carroll, Illinois - Joan widowed age 56
    1919 Johanna died Mar 15, 1919 in Savanna, Carroll, Il
    Children:
              William born 1874 in Iowa; died 1942
              Elizabeth Loretta born Nov 11, 1876; died Jan 15, 1949; married Roscoe Henry Darr
              Mary E. born Dec 1878 in Illinois - Teacher; died 1956
              Eugene born Aug 1883 in Illinois - Day Laborer; died 1916
    Michael Donegan, by Marilyn Donegan PDF
     

  3. Eugene    born 1850 in Iowa
    1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois - Eugene age 10
     

  4. William    born 1853 in Iowa
    1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois - William age 7

 

 

Christopher and Catherine Donegan

Christopher Donegan
Birth:   Meath County Ireland
            ~1805 per 1860 US Federal Census
            ~1810 per 1870 US Federal Census
Death: February 6, 1879 in Galena, Illinois at the age of 62 years per Jo Daviess Death Index
Burial: St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in East Galena, Illinois
 

Catherine McDaniel
Birth:   Meath County Ireland
            ~1814 per 1860 US Federal Census
            ~1820 per 1870 US Federal Census
Death:
Burial: St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in East Galena, Illinois

1833 January Marriage Christopher Donegan & Catherine McDaniel - Meath, Ireland

         Marriage January 20, 1833 Parish Lobinstown Diocese Meath County Meath + Patty Lynch & Bridget Loughran

1852 Christopher & Catherine & family immigrated from Ireland
1852 Henry was bon on the steamship between Ireland and New York

1853 Donegan Family moved his family up the Hudson River

1853 Christopher established a brickyard near what is now North Tarrytown.
1857 Julia was born in
July 1857 in New York

1857 Donegan family moved to Galena, Jo Daviess county, Illinois
1857 Christopher established a meat packing plant.
1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois - June 1, 1860
         Christopher age 55 - laborer RR Depot; Catherine age 46
         John 25; Thomas 15; Eugene 12; Henry 8; Julia 2

1860 Christopher Donegan - Circuit Court - Jo Daviees IL - Naturalization Oct 22, 1860
1865 Illinois State Census - East Galena, Jo Daviess, Indiana - July 3, 1865 - 3 male 3 female
1870 United States Federal Census - Galena Jo Daviess Illinois
         Christopher age 60 or 66? - Laborer - Real Estate worth $600
         Catherine age 50 (or 56?) - House Keeper
         Mary 22; Owen 21; Henry 18; Julie 12

1879 Christopher died February 6, 1879 in Galena, Illinois at the age of 62 years per Jo Daviess Death Index
 

 

Christopher and Catherine Donegan were of the landed class in Village of Slane, Meath County, Ireland. 

The Irish Potato Famine from 1845-1855 probably influenced this decision to leave Ireland for America.

In 1852 Christopher and Catherine Donegan embarked on the 10 week journey to America by steamship.
Their children:  John, Catherine, Mary, Thomas, Annie, Eugene/Owen, Bridget, Henry and Julie.

Catherine was 9 month pregnant and Henry was born on the trip across the Atlantic.

Julie was born in New York.

 

 

 

After a short stay in New York City, Christopher Donegan moved his family up the Hudson River and established a brickyard near what is now North Tarrytown. 

(Note: While Gerald’s family were living in North Tarrytown, then found the remains of the old Donegan brick manufacturing plant.)

 

 

In 1857 the Donegan family moved to Galena in Jo Daviess county, Illinois where they established a meat packing plant.  Most of the family settled in Illinois but John, Thomas, and Bridget soon moved to the Montana Territory.


Children:

John Clarence Donegan

Birth:  
December 10, 1836 in Slane, County Meath, Ireland
Death:
August 21, 1906 at the age of 70 :: "Oliver J. Donegan"
            The Anaconda Standard - August 22, 1906 - Death of Old-Timer of Madison County
Burial: Nevada City Cemetery
1852 Immigrated from Ireland with family - age 15
1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois age 25 laborer RR Depot
1864  Moved to the Montana Territory
1870 United States Federal Census - Madison, Montana Territory
1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana

 

Catherine "Kate" Donegan
Birth:   May 1844 in Ireland
Death: July 17,1865 - age 21 years 2 months
Burial: St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in East Galena, Illinois
 

Mary Donegan
Birth:   February 1845 in Ireland per 1910 US Federal Census
Baptism: April 1838 - Father: Christopher Donegan   Mother: Cathrine McDaniel
               Sponsor Witness 1: Michael Meade  #2: Betty Fedigan
               Parish: Lobinstown   Diocese: Meath   County: Meath    Source: Ancestry.com
Death:
Burial:
1870 United States Federal Census - Galina, Jo Daviess, Illinois - July 7, 1870 - age 22
1880 United States Federal Census - East Galina, Jo Daviess, Illinois age 37 - House Keeper
1900 United States Federal Census - Jo Daviess, Illinois - Mary Donegan
1910 United States Federal Census - Jo Daviess County, Illinois - age 55 - with Michael & Julia Cleary
Referenced in the article on the Donegan family home in Galena Illinois
 

Thomas Donegan
Birth:    Ireleand
             1847 in Ireland
             1851 on his grave marker
             ~1845 per 1860 US Federal Census - age 15
Death:  1891 of TB in Alder Gulch, Montana
Burial:  Nevada City Cemetery

1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois - June 1, 1860 - age 15
1862 Company "B" 90th Illinois Infantry, muster date August 15, 1862
1965 Mustered out June 6, 1865 --
1878 - THE HISTORY of JO DAVIESS COUNTY ILLINOIS See Page 401

1865 moved to Montana Territory
1870 United States Federal Census - Madison, Montana Territory
1871-1872 elected assessor for Madison County
1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
1880 US Federal Census of Montana living in the Ruby Valley working as a Stock Grower
1890 History of the Pacific States of North America PDF 36.8MB (see Thomas Donegan on page 749)
 

Eugene Donegan
Birth:   ~1848 per 1860 US Federal Census - age 12
1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois - June 1, 1860 - age 12
 

Owen Donegan   (Donnegan in 1880 US Federal Census)
Birth:   ~1848-49 in Ireland per 1870 & 1880 US Federal Census
Burial: St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in East Galena, Illinois
1870 United States Federal Census - Galina, Jo Daviess, Illinois - age 21 - Clerk in Store
1880 United States Federal Census - East Galina, Jo Daviess, Illinois - age 32 Clerk Grocery Store
 

Bridget Donegan
Birth:   December 1850 in Ireland
Death:
April 1, 1921 in Butte, Montana
Burial:
St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in East Galena, Illinois
            moved to Montana Territory
            helped brother John raise his children after the death of Mary
            worked for many years as a receptionist for a doctor in Butte
1880 United States Federal Census - Montana living in Virginia City working as a House Keeper
1880 United States Federal Census - Virginia City, Madison, Montana - Bridget 32 Servent
1900 United States Federal Census - Butte Ward 8, Silver Bow, Montana - age 49 - servant
1910 United States Federal Census - Silver Bow County Montana|
1920 United States Federal Census - Butte Ward 8b, Silver Bow, Montana - age 70
 

Henry Donegan
Birth:
   1852 on steamship between Ireland and New York
Death: May 11, 1900 at Chicago
Burial: St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in East Galena, Illinois
1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois - June 1, 1860 - age 8
1870 United States Federal Census - Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois - July 7, 1870 - age 18
 

Julia Katherine Donegan
Birth:        July 1857 in New York
Death:      after 1930
Burial:      Michael Cleary buried St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery - Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois

Marriage: Michael H Cleary on July 25, 1883
                     Jo Daviess County Illinois - Marriage Index 1870-1885 :
                     Donegan, Julia & Cleary, Michael H  25 Jul 1883  Page 377
                 Michael H Cleary born August 1853 born in Wisconsin (parents born in Ireland)
                   1900 - US Census - Physician
                   1910 - US Census - Lawyer - General Practice
                   1920 - US Census - Lawyer 
                   1930 - US Census - Lawyer
                    Burial: St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery - Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois
Children:  James H. Cleary born September 1885 in Illinois - 1910 worked as Telegraph Operator
                    1920 - US Census - ?? Council
                 Mary Edith Cleary born October 1890     in Illinois -
                   1920 - US Census - Clerk at U.S. Post Office
                   1930 - US Census - Clerk at U.S. Post Office
                   Burial: Mary Cleary McLean 1890-1955 buried St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery - Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois
1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Daviess, Illinois (June 1, 1860) - age 2
1870 United States Federal Census - Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois (July 7, 1870) - age 12
1880 United States Federal Census - East Galina, Jo Daviess, Illinois - age 23 - Music Teacher
1900 United States Federal Census - Jo Daviess, Illinois (June 6, 1900) - Cleary, Michael
1910 United States Federal Census - Jo Daviess, Illinois (April 21, 1910) - Cleary, Michael
1920 United States Federal Census - East Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois - Cleary, Michael H.
1930 United States Federal Census - East Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois - Cleary, Michael H.

Saint Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
Also known as: Saint Patricks Cemetery
S. 3rd Street & W. Ave H   Rochelle Ogle County Illinois 61068

 

Company "B" 90th Illinois Infantry

Name Rank Residence Date of Muster Remarks
DONEGAN, Thomas Private Galena Sep 6, 1862 Mustered out Jun 6, 1865

HISTORY OF NINETIETH INFANTRY

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in September 7, 1862. Engaged in guard duty at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., until November 27, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Columbus, Ky., and LaGrange, Tenn., November 27-December 2. Attached to R. R. Guard, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept, of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

 

 

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana.

As of 2000, the population is 6,851.

Its county seat is Virginia City

 

Towns in Madison County

  • Ennis

  • Sheridan

  • Twin Bridges

  • Virginia City

 

 

John C. Donegan 1836-1906  &  Mary Crowley 1843-1883

 

 

John Clarence Donegan
Birth:  
December 10, 1836 in Slane, County Meath, Ireland
            Note: 1900 US Census listed that John was born in November 1836
Death: August 21, 1906 at the age of 70  :: "Oliver J. Donegan"
            John died from an apparent stroke while changing water in his oats field
            The Anaconda Standard - August 22, 1906 - DEATH OF OLD-TIMER OF MADISON COUNTY
Burial: Nevada City Cemetery


1863 - John came to Montana, at the age of 27, from Illinois by way of a Mormon wagon train, Ben Holiday's Stage and saddle horse.  He arrived in Alder Gulch on April 4, 1864.  At that time there was only one residence between Utah and Dempsey’s Inn on the Stinking Water (Ruby) river.  He first was employed by the California Company at $7.00 per day.  In the fall of 1864, he partnered with Stephen Cahill and soon was busy placer mining their claim in Alder Gulch near Virginia City.

 

1865 - After Congress made Montana a territory in May 1864, the delegates to the First Legislative Assembly gathered in December of that year in a dirt-roofed cabin in Bannack.  During the next sixty days, the assembly passed seven hundred pages of laws and chose nearby Virginia City as the new capital of Montana Territory.  In 1865, John was elected to the Legislature on the Democratic ticket.  He was re-elected in 1868.  In 1877 he ran again but this time on the Republican ticket.

 

 

 

 

1866 - John Donegan, Lambrect Tallafero, Civil War General Thomas Francis Meager and others purchased the building that was uses by Father Joseph Giorda and Father Leopod Van Grop as the Catholic Church in Virginia City.


 

Mary Crowley
Birth:     
1843 in Monroe County, Michigan
Parents:
John & Judah Crowley
Death:
    January 13, 1883 at the age of 40 giving birth to twin boys
Burial:    Nevada City Cemetery

1850 United States Federal Census - Frenchtown, Monroe, Michigan - Mary Crowley - age 9
John Crowley age 48 born in Ireland - farmer
& Judah 38; Joseph 14; Daniel 11; Mary 9; Ellen 7

1860 United States Federal Census - Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IL - Mary Crowley - age 18 - House Servant

1860 United States Census - Galena Ward 1, Jo Davies, IL - John Crowley - age 59

1866  Mary came to Virginia City in 1866 by wagon train from Monroe, Michigan.
A teacher by profession, Mary Crowley served as a tutor for the children on the wagon train.

1868  Mary Crowley and John C. Donegan were united in marriage in August 1868 in the Catholic Church in Virginia City, Montana Territory.  Their first home was a log cabin in Alder Gulch near Nevada City.

1870 United States Federal Census - Madison, Montana : John age 35 miner; Mary 28; CJ 3/12; Thomas 24

1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880

1877  Donegan sold the mining operations in Alder Gulch and purchased an 800 acre ranch at Puller Springs in the Upper Ruby.  They had 200 head of cattle and later raised trotting horses.  John build a large home with wood siding instead of using the traditional log construction.

1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880

1880 John's occupation is Farmer

1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana - June 5-6, 1900

1900 John's occupation is Farmer living in Union Township and is Widowed

1900 Their Puller Springs house burned to the ground

1901 The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) : 5-12-1901 - Hon. John Donegan

1901 The Anaconda Standard : 7-28-1901 - John Donegan appointed Road Trustee for Puller Springs

Donegan Home at Puller Springs in the Upper Ruby

Children:

  1. John Christopher Donegan Jr.
    Birth:       June 11, 1870
    Married:  Inez Marsh in December 1901
    Children: 1) John born June 13, 1906; died June 7, 1996
                        residence Twin Bridges, Madison County, Montana
                        1931 Helena Independent - Dec 17, 1931 - Hunting Accident
                        1938 Montana Standard, July 3, 1938 - Man Escapes After Truck Goes in River
                        Married #1) Effie
                                  Children: 
                         Married #2) Thelma Godfrey
                    2) Fern, ...?
                    3) Marsh Donegan
                            Children: DaWayne Buck Donegan
                                            Married:  Lael Richens
                                            Children: 1) Lucky Wayne Donegan
                                                            2) Vee Raymond Donegan
                                                            3) David Leo      Donegan  - daughter Crystal Gail Donegan
                                                            4) Lance Brian    Donegan
                                                            5) Garth Nyle     Donegan
                                                            6) Joseph Christopher Donegan
                                                            7) Aleta Lynn     Donegan
                                                            8) Wallace Jay   Donegan
                    4)
                    5)
    Death:     April 6, 1951 in Saint Anthony, ID.

    John stayed on the Donegan ranch on the upper ruby and became an experienced cow man
    He also was a cattle buyer for Hanson Packing Company for years
    1870 United States Federal Census - Madison, Montana Territory - John age 3/12 months
    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - John age 9
    1901 The Anaconda Standard : Dec 24, 1901 - John Donegan & Inez Marsh marriage license

    1928 The Montana Standard, Butte, November 28, 1928 - "TWIN BRIDGES" - Inez Donegan
     

  2. Catherine M
    Birth:      Sept 2, 1872 in Virginia City, Montana
    Married: Robert Funk on July 29, 1894

    Death:    1961 in Spokane Washington while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Myron C. Yeager
    Burial:    Sheridan Cemetery

    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
    1961 Montana Standard, Butte, July 28, 1961 - Mrs. Catherine Funk - Obituary
     

  3. Julia E.
    Birth:           December 23, 1874

    Marriage:
        Julia never married
    Death:         January 8, 1905 in Butte MT at the age of 31
    Burial:         Nevada City cemetery


    1880 Julia became a teacher, earning her teaching certificate at age 16. 
             She taught in many Montana schools including: the old Donegan School,
             Silver Star, Melrose, Ledford Creek, Virginia City, Parrot, and Butte.
    1900 She was elected and served as County Superintendent of Schools of Madison county
    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
    1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana
    1900 The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) : 12-7-1900 - Miss Julia Donegan
    1901 The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) : 1-1-1901 - Mis Julia Donegan
    1905 The Anaconda Standard : December, 31, 1905 : Miss Julia Donegan dead at Butte
     

  4. Mary "Mollie"
    Birth:       June 4, 1876 in Nevada City, Montana
    Death:     May 3, 1971 in Kalispell
                    Montana Standard - May 4, 1971 - Molly Tate dies at 94
    Burial:     Mollie and Addison Tate are buried in the Donegan cemetery plot at Nevada City.


    Mary was one of the first nursing graduates of Murray Hospital School of Nursing in Butte.
    Murrey Hospital later became St. James Hospital. 

    Married:
    May 6, 1914 to Martin Gates, a wealthy rancher of Madison Valley. 
    The ceremony was performed in the St. James hospital  chapel.  Reception was held at Mollie's aunt Mrs. Bridget Donegan home in Butte.
    1914 The Anaconda Standard - May 10, 1914 : Miss Mollie Donegan & Martin Gates wedding

    Married:
    Addison Tate
    Mollie and her husband bought back part of Donegan ranch on the Upper Ruby and ran it for many years.  Addison died in 1954.

    The Tates had one daughter Mary (Tate) Sauerbier.  The Sauerbier family lived in Kalispell, Montana. 

    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
    1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana
     

  5. Agnes
    Birth:      1877 on the Upper Ruby ranch. 
    Married: Walter Garrison and they ranched running cattle and sheep. 
    Death:     1963
    Children: Walter and Agnes had one son, Joe

    Agnes was a dress maker

    1880 United States Federal Census - Ruby Valley, Madison, Montana - June 14, 1880
    1900 United States Federal Census - Union Township, Madison County, Montana
     

  6. Twin Boys and Mary died during birth
    Date: January 13, 1883

 

 

John C Donegan Family 1884

Katie, Agnes, Johnnie, Mollie & Julia

 

Julia E Donegan

County Superintendent of Schools

of Madison County 1900

 

 

 

 

Biographical Index to Galena Illinois Weekly Gazette

December 1, 1882 thru December 28, 1883

Alphabetical by Surnames for letters "D" through "H"

 

Not all the following people were living in Jo Daviess County. They could be of adjoining counties, former residents or relatives of current residents. Also included in this index are references to the churches and other institutions and organizations in the area. Contact the Alfred Mueller History Room at the Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench, Galena, IL 60136 about making copies of these articles.

 

Donegan, Mary CROWLEY (Mrs. John) died, bro-in-law of Owen Donegan, 6 ch. 2/9/83 p3 c8

 

 

The following are Montana Land filings for John Donegan.  John and Katie moved to the Puller Springs ranch in 1877 so these filings were not for the original ranch.  Maybe they were for land added to the Puller Springs ranch.  More research need to be done to determine the location.

Madison County Montana Land Filings:


This file is a part of the Bureau of Land Management Database for the states of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
 

Key to Case Types:
251000- Homestead

272000- Cash

Land Conveyance types in this database:
PA - Patent
 

NAME             MERIDIAN TWP    RANGE    SECTION  ACREAGE TYPE   CASETYPE DOCID     DATE
DONEGAN JOHN     20       008 S  004 W    020          160 272002 PA       111       03/10/1883
DONEGAN JOHN     20       008 S  004 W    020          160 251101 PA       1074      06/10/1890
DONEGAN JOHN C   20       008 S  004 W    029          160 251101 PA       2711      05/05/1897
DONEGAN THOMAS   20       008 S  004 W    028          320 272002 PA       112       11/26/1889
DONEGAN THOMAS-  20       008 S  004 W    020          160 272002 PA       4800      12/09/1892

     (HEIRS OF)

 

DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    003           80 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    003        40.73 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    003        40.69 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    004           80 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    004        40.66 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
DONEGAN INEZ A   20       005 S  004 W    004        40.67 251101 PA       876296    08/16/1922
 

CAHILL STEPHEN   20       006 S  004 W    027          160 251101 PA       121       12/01/1876
CAHILL STEPHEN   20       006 S  004 W    027           40 272002 PA       613       07/18/1889

 

Today, much of the original John Donegan Puller Springs Ranch is covered by the waters of the Ruby Reservoir.

Donegan Ranch at Puller Springs in Upper Ruby

 

If you click on the first picture, you will be able to see the lush green area where the hot spring flows.

This spring feeds Trudau Lake, a small lake about 47 yards in diameter filled with tropical fish.

The tropical fish living in this 70°F lake include guppies, millies, swordtails, platys and many other unidentified types.

 

 

 

FEEDBACK SECTION

 

Email from Crystal Donegan

Date: 10/27/2008

 

Hi I came across your site. I am working on ancestry.com doing family history. I see my Uncle Lucky has contacted you in the past. He didnt mention that lael and Dawayne had 8 kids all together Lucky Wayne Donegan, Vee Raymond, David Leo, Lance Brian, Garth Nyle, Joseph Christopher, Aleta Lynn, And Wallace Jay. Vee, Aleta, and Lance are deceased. My father is David Leo. were reside In california. if there is any info I can help you with let me know.

 

Crystal Gail Donegan


Posted by: Lucky Wayne Donegan

Date: September 04, 2000 at 21:36:47


My father the late DaWayne Buck Donegan son of Marsh Donegan of the Robbers Roost of Montana USA. Had completed a extensive geneology work upon the name of Donegan.

What I remember my father had submitted this information to the Church of Latter Day Saints or (Mormon) Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. There should be a extensive copy of records there if individuals are looking for added data there. Also my Mother Lael Richens Donegan is currently still living and is residing in San Bernadino, California and she currently has my late fathers records that he had completed up to the late 1600's at that time.

I sincerly hope this helps those that are looking to complete any kind of Geneology work they are doing.

Respectfully yours;
Lucky W. Donegan M.S. C.I.S.
Computer Systems Engineer & F.C.C. Licensed with Microwave & Radar Endorsments

PC. Technical & Engineering
P.O. Box 1647
Polson, Montana 59860
LDonegan@CenturyTel.net
 


 

Posted by: connie godfrey

Date: September 11, 2000 at 07:06:25

 

my step father -in-laws last name was johnny donegan and he lived in twin bridges montana.i dont know if he was related to you or not. my mother -in-law is still a live and living in twin bridges montana. there is a book about some of the history on montana that may have some info in it that may help you out. i do know that johnny worked at theorphans home in twin bridges.you might check in twin bridges montana for any info on this family,or in virgina city montana
 


 

Posted by: Lucky W. Donegan

Date: September 11, 2000 at 08:11:23

 

Hello; Yes John Donegan was the brother of Marsh Donegan who is my Uncle there. I had heard that John Donegan had passed away there in Twin Bridges, MT.  I know that John Donegan had 2 children as well whom are second cousins to me. Lucky Donegan

 

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