Descendancy of Charles EGAN
1. Charles EGAN was born 1793 maybe. He died before 1894.
They had the
2 M i.
James E. EGAN was born 1814 and died 1894.
3 M ii.
Brother EGAN died after 1894 in of New York, NY (from James' obit).
2. James E. EGAN (Charles) was born 1814 in near to Shannonbridge, a village, in the parish of Clonmacnois, barony
of Garrycastle, King's co. (Co Offaly), Ireland. He died 1894 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI and was buried in Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.
Penelope MCDERMOTT, daughter of MCDERMOTT, Aft 1840/Bef 1843 in NJ or NY. Penelope was born 1813 in Co. Laois (Co.
Queens), Ireland. She died 1898 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI and was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland
They had the
4 F i. Mary EGAN was born 1843 and died 1897.
5 F ii.
Bridget EGAN was born 1844 and died 1915.
6 F iii. Eliza EGAN was born 1846 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.
7 M iv. Joseph James EGAN was born 1847 (1849 per Sue Alksnis) and died 1915.
8 F v.
Ellen EGAN was born 1848 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI. She died 1924 in Toledo, OH.
Gideon W. KETCHAM 1869. Gideon was born about 1845 in NJ.
9 F vi.
Catherine EGAN was born in 1850 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.
married Thomas HUGHES.
10 F vii. Penelope EGAN was born 1852 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI. She died 1930 in Southfield, Oakland
Lysander Melanthaem DUNBAR on 1874 in Southfield, MI.
11 M viii. Francis EGAN was born 1854 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.
4. Mary EGAN (James E., Charles) was born 1843 in prob. Southfield, Oakland Co., MI. She died 1897 in Southfield,
Oakland Co., MI and was buried in Southfield Cemetery, Oakland Co., MI.
Albert Z. CHAPMAN, son of Isaac CHAPMAN and Martha, 1868 in Redford, MI. Albert was born 1832 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI. He died 1900
in Oakland Co., MI and was buried in Southfield Cemetery, Oakland Co., MI.
See Chapman Tree
5. Bridget EGAN (James E., Charles) was born 1844 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI. She died 1915 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.
William DOHANY 1867 in Redford, MI. William was born 1837 in Farmington, MI and died 1913 in Southfield, MI.
They had the
25 M i. John
Seymour DOHANY was born 1868 in Southfield, MI. He died, 1950 in Detroit, MI.
John married Mary Ann Ballantine 1896 in Detroit, MI.
26 M ii. Emmet Ephram DOHANY was born 1869 in Southfield, MI. He died 1949 in Detroit,
Emmet married Louise L. Furgason 1899 in Ecorse, MI.
-- M iii. William
Dudley DOHANY was born 1871 in Southfield, MI. He died 1929 in Detroit, MI.
married Mary E. Walsh 1901 in Detroit, MI.
-- F iv. Mary
Teresa DOHANY was born 1873 in Southfield, MI. She died 1946 in Farmington, MI.
-- M v. Francis
Henry DOHANY was born 1874 in Southfield, MI. He died 1941 in Detroit, MI.
married Blanche O'Neill 1898 in Detroit, MI.
-- M vi. Charles
Edward DOHANY was born 1877 in Southfield, MI. He died 1960 in Detroit, MI.
married Julia T. Foley 1905 in Detroit, MI.
-- M vii. James
Ambrose DOHANY was born 1880 in Southfield, MI. He died 1961 in Farmington, MI.
married Elva Mae Robinson 1915 in Farmington, MI.
-- M viii. Harry
Louis DOHANY was born 1882 in Southfield, MI. He died 1883 in Southfield, MI.
-- F ix.
Clara Penelope DOHANY was born 1885 in Southfield, MI. She died 1967 in Farmington, MI.
married John E. Lapham 1908 in Redford, MI.
-- M x. Casper
"Cass" Grover DOHANY was born 1887 in Southfield, MI. He died 1965 in Farmington, MI.
Casper married Hannah Louise Sloat 1909 in Redford, MI.
7. Joseph James EGAN (James E., Charles) was born 1847 (1849 per Sue Alksnis) in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.
He died 1915 and was buried in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI.
Mary Ann CAVANAUGH. Mary was born in 1851. She died in 1922 and was buried in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI.
They had the
27 M i.
James Lawrence EGAN was born 1874 (Chris D. has 1876) and died in 1947.
28 M ii. Julia Irene EGAN was born 1878. He died in 1951 and was buried in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit,
29 F iii. Bernadine (Bernice-Chris D.) EGAN was born 1880.
30 F iv. Ellen EGAN was born 1882.
31 F v.
Grace EGAN was born 1887.
32 M vi. Oz (Oswald - Chris D.)(maybe Joseph Oswald) EGAN was born 1889. He died in 1955 and was buried
in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI.
27. James Lawrence EGAN (Joseph James EGAN, James E., Charles) was born 1874 (Chris D. has 1876). He died in 1947
and was buried in Holy Scpulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.
Rose RICH (RIECH). Rose was born in 1874 in Germany. She died in 1946 and was buried in Holy Scpulchre Cemetery, Southfield,
Oakland Co., MI.
Rose had the following children:
43 F i. Louise EGAN.
44 F ii. Edna EGAN.
45 M iii. Lawrence EGAN.
46 M iv. Byron EGAN.
47 M v.
Joseph Ambrose (Ambrose) EGAN was born 1905 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI. He died 1982 and was buried in Holy
Scpulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.Joseph married Florence Simone ALLEN. Florence was born 1911 in St. Agathe, Canada. She died 1991 and was buried
in Holy Scpulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.
Obit of James Egan, father of Mary Egan.
Death of One of the oldest and Most Respected
James Egan, an old and much respected pioneer
and resident of this township, passed quietly away Thursday afternoon of last week.
He had been ailing for nearly five years past but death, although not unexpected, came much sooner than was really
anticipated by his immediate friends and relatives. The funeral was held from
St. Marys church, Redford, on Saturday. Father De Bever officiated and preached
a brief but interesting sermon, after which the remains, followed by a long line of mourners and sorrow stricken friends,
were taken and placed in their final resting place in St. Marys parish cemetery, Greenfield.
Mr. Egan was born on the banks of the River Shannon, near Shannon bridge, Ireland, in July, 1814, and emigrated to
this country about 1840. After stopping in New York and Jersey City for some
time, where he met and married his wife who still survives him, he came to Michigan and settled upon a one hundred acre farm
in this township which he purchased from the government, and upon which he continued to live up to the time of his death. He was one of those courageous and industrious pioneers who helped make this country
what it is, and to him belongs all the praise and credit that we owe to early settlers.
In those days this section of the country was in a semi-settled condition, and many dangers and difficulties confronted
him. He met them all, however, in a modest and patient manner, and by constant
and earnest striving in the one direction, he eventually became the monarch of a cosy country home, which in recent years
has been the center of attraction to his many relatives in this community. By
his death his fellowmen feel that they have been deprived of a treasure that time can never replace, and his relatives mourn
their loss with deepest regret. Besides a widow, one year older than himself,
and eight children, two sons and six daughters, which comprise his entire family, he leaves thirty-two grandchildren, one
brother in New York City, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and more distant relatives in the eastern states, more
especially in Connecticut. His peculiarities were few, but those he had he observed
most strictly. He was a great reader and could talk interestingly on any subject. He took much interest in government affairs, and although he would never accept political
honors, for fifty consecutive years he voted the Democratic ticket at town, state and national elections without a single
exception. As a farmer, he always entertained the deepest interest in the successful
tilling of the soil, and oftentimes proved a valuable adviser to the rising generation who followed that occupation. As a neighbor his charitable nature seemed ever ready to assert itself, and upon him
was bestowed the highest admiration and esteem of the entire community. As a
husband and father, his single-hearted devotion to those who had been entrusted to his care was unsurpassed, and in return
for the affection which he concentrated upon the home he had founded, he became the recipient of unbounded love and respect
from a devoted family, and it seems that the only circumstances under which they could part from their much cherished parent
was at the grave. As a Christian he was of the most devout and pious kind; he
realized that there was a Superior Being to whom he owed allegiance for all, and to discharge every obligation in that respect
seemed to be his one constant aim and desire, and when death came to relieve him from the trials and suffering of a busy life,
he met it with the wisdom and fortitude of a perfect Christian. He cared but
little for social attractions, and pride he despised; always pleased at the prosperity of others, but being void of selfish
personal ambition, he lived a life of simplicity, and dying at the ripe old age of 79 years, he leaves a name that will be
remembered and loved by those who knew him as one of the best and truest of mankind.
James E. Egan's listing at the Library of Michigan on the reel of film...
MI Death Index V. 28 1894, Bk 1, Pg 171 (F 565.153 1960)
states that his father's name was Charles Egan and that James had a middle inital of "E".
According to the obituary of James Egan, he was born near to the bridge at Shannonbridge. Below are some pictures
of this bridge.
|Bridge at Sunset
Towns in Offaly - Shannonbridge
Shannonbridge is situated on the on the Cloghan - Ballinasloe road and is a fortified river crossing with
a small well preserved, early 19th century fort built to secure the Connaght bridgehead. On the opposite side the Shannon
is joined downstream by the River Suck. This area is renowned for bream, rudd and hybrids and has outstanding potential for
the coarse angler. The town is well known for its bars and music. Whilst in Shannonbridge go for a tour on the Clonmacnnois
and West Offaly Railway, which will take you in a luxury train coach on a five and a half mile guided tour on the Blackwater
Bog, This gives a golden opportunity to discover many aspects of Ireland's peatlands and is a must for visitors who want an
Below are maps showing the area in Ireland that our Egan family line originated from.
|Co. Offaly, Ireland was Co. Kings when the Egan's left Ireland
County Offaly (King's Co) On-Line
Offaly, Irish Uibh Fhailaí county in the province
of Leinster, Ireland. With an area of 771 square miles (1,998 square km), it is bounded by Counties Westmeath and Meath (north),
Kildare (east), Laoighis and Tipperary (south), and Galway and Roscommon (west). The River Shannon forms its western boundary.
Offaly consists mainly of a large section of the central lowland, though its southwestern boundary runs along the crest of
the Slieve Bloom. Its terrain is primarily a mixture of peat bogs and cultivable land composed of glacial drift. A notable
geologic feature is the fine series of eskers (long ridges of postglacial gravel), notably at Clonmacnoise, an ancient monastic
site near the Shannon. Seven-tenths of the county is improved agricultural land. Peat bogs supply fuel for electric-power
stations. Offaly has many raths (prehistoric hill forts) and a chain of mottes, commanding passes of the bogs.
Offaly formed part of the ancient kingdom of Offaly and was inhabited by O'Connors.
Following the rebellion of Brian O'Connor, it was annexed to the English crown during the reign of Edward VI. Offaly was shired
as King's County in 1556. A plan for colonizing Laoighis and Offaly was adopted by the government under Mary I, but the inhabitants
resisted for the rest of the century, being subdued only at the beginning of the reign of James I (1603).
1870 MI Census taken June 24th, 1870, page 24
Egan James Oakland Co, Southfield
twp., MI 694-695 540R
179 176 Egan, James 56 M W Farmer 5,000 1,100 Ireland, father
& mother foreign birth, US citizen
, Penolope 57 F W Keeping house Ireland, father & mother foreign birth
, Eliza 25 F W at home MI, father & mother foreign birth
, Joseph 22 M W Farmer MI, father & mother foreign birth, US citizen
, Catherine 19 F W at home MI, father & mother foreign birth
, Penolope 17 F W at home MI, father & mother foreign birth
, Frances 15 F W at home MI, father & mother foreign birth
McDermott, Kessan 50 W M Farm Labor Ireland,
father & mother foreign birth, US citizen
, Mary 11 W F MI, father & mother
As you can see in the census above, the Egan family and Penelope's brother Kyeran were living together in Southfield,
MI in 1870. Below you can see where James Egan owned land in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI. If anyone is interested
in a copy of the Egan Southfield land document, sign my guestbook and request a copy. I'll e-mail it out to you.
Do to limits on space, I have had to remove some of the larger pictures from this site. Thanks to Sue Alksnis for several
of the documents and pictures on this page for Egan!
I found this below map here...
The site says that this is a pre-1940 Oakland County Atlas that this section of Southfield, Oakland Co., MI is cut from.
I have tried to include the same section of the map as I copied out of my copy of the 1870 Atlas that I have in my possession.
Looks like James Egan is still there, but has fewer acres now. He possibly built a new house seeing as the portion that
the former house was shown on is no longer in his possession.
More LDS info....
Could this be our James Egan's father?
Cloommenoise-Garrymore, Offaly, Ireland
Spouse: Mary EGAN
Above is Albert Z. & Mary (Egan) Chapman. Mary was the daughter of James and Penelope Egan.
|Below is son of James and Penelope Egan
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
25800 W. Ten Mile Rd,
This obituary is of Penelope (McDermott) Egan's brother, Kyeran McDermott.
Notice that the last name is spelled incorrectly here in the obituary. It is interesting to note that he was born in
the same area of Ireland as the Egan's were. Garrymore is in Shannonbridge, a village, in the parish of Clonmacnois,
barony of Garrycastle, King's county, and province of Leinster, Ireland.
An Oakland County Pioneer Gone
With the closing days of the old year death
claimed another victim in the person of Kyeran McDermond, a well known pioneer of Oakland County. Born in 1823 in Garrymore,
King's county, Ireland, he emigrated to America and settled in Michigan in 1836, locating on the same place in Southfield
where the declining years of his life were spent. He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Fane, his second wife Miss
Ratigan, who proceded him to the grave some years ago. His death was preceded by a lingering illness. He leaves two children,
Mrs. Ed. Woods, of Southfield, and Miss McDermond, of Chatham, Ont., as well as his aged brother, Hugh McDermond, and sister,
Mrs. Egan, and also numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral obsequies took place at the R.C. church, Redford, and the remains
were followed to their final resting place by a long line of mourning relatives and friends.