Coogans, McConvilles, Lynchs, McCabes, O'Hares, Mulligans all living along Monaghan/Armagh border (near Lake Muckno): Muckno and Clontibret Parishes (Monaghan); Creggan Parish (Armagh).
[Possible] reference to Coogans in Corlealackagh townland, Clontibret Parish. Owen Coogan listed as schoolmaster.
[Possible] reference to Coogans in Corlealackagh townland, Clontibret Parish. Tithe Applotment records list Owen Coogan (SR), Owen Coogan, Owen & Catherine Coogan, Pat Coogan.
[Possible] listing of Hugh "Elder" as witness to a McConville Baptism in Crossmaglen, Creggan Parish, Armagh.
[Possible] listing of Patrick "Patriarch" as witness to a McConville Baptism in Crossmaglen, Creggan Parish, Armagh.
[Probable] Owen "Trader" emigrates to Canada with his fiance, Ann O'Hare. By winter, Owen and Ann are married and reside in Montreal, Quebec, with Ann's sister Catherine O'Hare Kelly.
Potato Blight (Famine) begins in September.
First deaths related to the Famine are reported to authorities.
[Probable] Patrick "Patriarch" emigrates to United States. [Note - His wife, Bridget, may have traveled with him, but we are not sure.] A typhus epidemic strikes the Irish population just as the Famine is at its height. Luckily, the potato crops are 'Blight free.'
A cholera epidemic hits Ireland.
[Probable] Patrick "Innkeeper" emigrates to United States. One million Irish reported dead from the Famine and associated plague.
[Probable] James "Bartender" emigrates to United States.
[Possible] listing of Hugh "Elder" as witness to a McConville Baptism in Crossmaglen, Creggan Parish, Armagh. [Probable] Michael "Stonecutter" emigrates to United States.
The 12th Lord Blayney (Cadwallader) - the last Lord of Blayney Castle - sells his estate to the wealthy Henry Thomas Hope of Deepdene, Surrey. Hugh "Elder" emigrates to United States. He arrives at Castle Garden (New York City) on July 29th with his wife, Mary, and daughters, Bridget (age 3) and Margaret (infant), aboard "Orient." Three other passengers may be related: Owen Coogan (age 16), Bridget (age 15) and Ann (age 13).
[Probable] Terrence "Farmer" and Hugh "Explorer" emigrate to United States.
Patrick "Innkeeper" owns Coogan Hotel at 13 North Front Street, Kingston, Ulster, NY. Hugh "Explorer" and Patrick "Patriarch" are listed as residents. The Coogans attend the only Catholic Parish in Kingston - Saint Mary's.
[Probable] Death of Patrick "Patriarch".
James "Bartender" working at Coogan Hotel. Michael "Stonecutter" supplying Hotel with beer (brewery).
Hugh "Explorer" pioneers to Iowa.
Owen "Trader" travels to West Indies (Jamaica) as a horse dealer. He supplies the Union Army with horses for the US Civil War.
James Joseph Coogan, son of Owen "Trader", emigrates from Montreal to Boston, MA, area.
The Coogan families in Kingston switch from Saint Mary's parish to the new, Irish Catholic, parish - Saint Joseph's.
[Probable] Death of Patrick "Innkeeper".
Terrence "Farmer" moves to Pond Eddy, PA.
Patrick "Innkeeper"'s children sell Coogan Hotel and move to Brooklyn, NY.
Terrence "Farmer" moves to Howard County, IA, to live near his brother, Hugh "Explorer". Event remembered by Brooklyn Coogans as 'when the Coogan brothers moved west.'
Deaths of Owen "Trader" and Michael "Stonecutter". Patrick Henry Coogan, son of Terrence "Farmer" cutting stone in Iron & St. Francois Counties, MO. Peter Coogan, son of Michael "Stonecutter", moves to Brooklyn, NY.
Patrick Henry Coogan, son of Terrence "Farmer", cutting stone in Minnesota (near Minneapolis). James "Bartender" living with family of Michael "Stonecutter" in Kingston, NY.
Death of Hugh "Elder".
Patrick H. Coogan, son of Michael "Stonecutter", Alderman in Kingston, NY.
[Possible] death of James "Bartender".
Death of Terrence "Farmer".
Elizabeth Lynch Coogan, wife of Terrence "Farmer", moves to Oelwein, Fayette, IA. Mary Ann Coogan, daughter of Terrence, moves with her husband to Granite Falls, Redwood, MN.
Hugh "Explorer" pioneers to Washington State with Michael James Coogan, son of Terrence "Farmer".
Patrick Henry Coogan, son of Terrence "Farmer", moves to Madera County, California.
Death of Hugh "Explorer". William Joseph Coogan, grandson of Patrick "Innkeeper", returns from Brooklyn to Kingston after the death of his father.
Death of Elizabeth Lynch Coogan.
Reunion of Owen "Trader" descendants in Montreal, QC (for the marriage of Louise Agnes Mary Clerk). Attendees included James Joseph Coogan (resident of Boston, MA) and Sister Mary Augustine [Margaret Jane Coogan] (resident of Providence, RI), along with several Dempseys, Kellys and Gannons.
William McClimont, grandson of Patrick "Innkeeper", ordained as priest in Vincentian Order. McClimonts visit Coogans in Boston and Montreal.
William McClimont returns from successful travels to China as a missionary. Visits Coogans in Boston and Montreal.
Reunion of Owen "Trader" descendants in Bronx, NY (for the funeral of Charles Owen Coogan). Large gathering of Boston and Brooklyn Coogans.
Dottie Coogan, great granddaughter of Owen "Trader" begins genealogy research. She contacts Brooklyn Coogans (her cousins) and creates the basic framework for this project.
Patricia Connor Coogan (Pat), wife of John Michael Coogan (great grandson of Terrence "Farmer") begins research on her husband's Coogan line. She collects census, church, and city directory information which traces the family back to Kingston, NY.
James Joseph Coogan V (Jim), great-great-great grandson of Owen "Trader", begins his genealogy research, picking up where Dottie had left off.
Reunion of Owen "Trader" descendants in Hobbs, NM (for the 100th Birthday Party of Charles Eugene Coogan). Attendees include members of Moran, Geltmacher, Rush, Coogan and Golden families.
Jim Coogan creates this web-site.
Jim Coogan responds to Pat Connor Coogan's message board post about her husband's Coogan family from Kingston, NY. After concluding that Terrence "Farmer" and Owen "Trader" were probably relatives, Jim and Pat made concerted efforts (internet) to locate additional descendants. The subsequent response from many other researchers looking for their Coogan roots prompted Jim and Pat to create the Coogan Research Group.
Descendants of Michael "Stonecutter" re-connect to the family via the internet!
Descendants of Patrick "Innkeeper" re-connect to the family via the internet!
Reunion of Terrence "Farmer" descendants in New Hampton, IA. Attendees include members from all of the branches of the family (Coogan, Donahue, Shanley). Pat Connor Coogan and her daughter, Aileen, complete their book Terrence Coogan & Elizabeth Lynch: A Family History.
Reunion of Terrence "Farmer" descendants in Athens, GA. Y-DNA-37 test confirms that Terrence "Farmer" and Owen "Trader" lines are related (99% probability).
Another sibling/cousin was added to the tree to provide a framework that accounts for additional Coogan passengers who accompanied Hugh "Elder" to the United States in 1853.
We determined that Felix Devlin married into the Coogan family. His relationship to the family continues to yield new information and presents some new leads in this family research.