William Dugan

Male 1831 - 1889  (58 years)


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  • Name William Dugan 
    Nickname William Gallagher 
    Born 1831  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 12 Sep 1861  New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Civil War (North)
    37th New York Infantry, Co. F
    Wounded at Battle of Fair Oaks(Seven Pines), VA 31May1862
    Discharged for disability 28Oct1862 at Edwards Ferry,MD 
    Pension Record of William Dugan (aka William Gallagher)
    Pension Record of William Dugan (aka William Gallagher)
    Incl. reason for name change, wife's madian name, death dates, medical report (wound), etc.
    Died 18 Nov 1889  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pneumonitis (7 days)
    Death Registration of William Gallagher (aka William Dugan)
    Death Registration of William Gallagher (aka William Dugan)
    NOTE: "to wit - December 10th 1889 Catherine Dugan alleged widow of the decedent appears and asks that the name of William Dugan be substituted for that of William Gallagher in this record, and in support of said request submits affidavit of herself and of J.A. McKibbon,MD, attending physician which affidavit are on file in this office."
    Buried St.Mary's Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to his and his widow's pension record; William and Catherine knew each other since they were "little children." I have been unable to determine when they both came to the US, however, I would assume that they came over with their parents, as they were married in NYC in 1853, or they both came over shortly before their marriage together. William enlisted in the Civil War in 1861 and was wounded (shot in the upper right arm) in 1862 at the battle of Fair Oaks,VA. Upon returning home to NYC and healing from his wound. He moved his family to Pittsburgh,PA. Here he worked as a laborer struggling daily with the pain in his right arm (and weakness-muscle was destroyed when the bullet traveled through his bicep). Upon arrival in Pittsburgh he regularly went by the name Gallagher.
      His wife stated in the pension record that the name change was caused by William "not getting along so peaceably with his father as was desirable and getting along very well and affectionately with his mother and her maiden name being Gallagher he my dead husband adapted it and went about under said name of Gallagher yet he enlisted and served in the Northern Army under his true and correct name, that of William Dugan."

      The marriage date of July 3 1853 and place of New York City are mentioned in the pension record by Catherine, she also states her maiden name as Granahan (her children's death records write Graham, apparently an error on their part). Also, that as of 1879 they had seven children (6 girls). The oldest is shown in the records of NYC born in Manhattan 1854.

      1855 New York Census (Castleton, Richmond Co.,NY):
      William Dugan, 23, Ireland, Laborer, 1 year in town.
      Catherine Dugan, 25, wife, Ireland
      Sarah Dugan, 1, daughter, New York Co.

      1860 New York Census (New York City, 15th Ward):
      William Dugan, 28, Laborer, Ireland
      Catherine Dugan, 30, Ireland
      Sarah Dugan, 6, New York
      Mary Dugan, 5, New York
      John Dugan, 3, New York
      Catherine, 1, New York

      1870 Penn Census (Pittsburgh PA Ward 14):
      William Galeger, 37, laborer, Ireland
      Cath, 40, keeping house, Ireland
      Sarah, 15, NY
      Mary, 13, NY
      John, 11, NY
      Kate, 9, NY
      Eliza, 7, NY
      Maggie, 5, NY
      Mollie, 3, NY
      Bridget, 3/12, PA (January)

      1880 Penn Census (Pittsburgh PA Ward 14):
      Wm Gallagher, 49, Laborer, cripple, Ireland
      Kate Gallagher, 49, wife, keeping house, Ireland
      Jno Gallager, 20, son, Laborer, New York
      Lizzie, 18, daughter, Domestic Servant, New York
      Maggie, 14, daughter, At school, New York
      Anna, 13, daughter, at school, Penna
      Josephine, 8, son, at school, Penna
    Person ID I39439  OurNorthernRoots | Rebecca Walker Ancestry
    Last Modified 23 May 2015 

    Father Mr. Dugan 
    Mother Ms. Gallagher 
    Family ID F15212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Granahan,   b. 1830, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1898, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1853  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ann Gallagher,   b. 19 May 1854, Manhattan, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age 25 years)
    +2. Mary Agnes Gallagher,   b. 25 Oct 1855, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1915, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. John D. Gallagher,   b. 25 Jun 1857, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1901, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +4. Catherine Gallagher,   b. 17 Jun 1859, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1926, Woodville, Collier, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Gallagher,   b. 22 Feb 1862, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1940, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Maggie Gallagher,   b. 28 Feb 1864, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1901, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +7. Laura Gallagher,   b. 17 Feb 1867, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1931, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. Bridget Gallagher,   b. Jan 1870, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
     9. Josephine Gallagher,   b. 13 Mar 1872, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1899, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2015 
    Family ID F13995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1831 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jul 1853 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Civil War (North) 37th New York Infantry, Co. F Wounded at Battle of Fair Oaks(Seven Pines), VA 31May1862 Discharged for disability 28Oct1862 at Edwards Ferry,MD - 12 Sep 1861 - New York Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Nov 1889 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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