David D. DORGAN
b: JAN 1846
d: AUG 1917
Biography

David Dorgan is the eldest son of Patrick Dargan and Ann Flynn and he is the older brother of Patrick J. Dorgan. The Irish Census of 1901 lists David as the "Head of the Household" living at House #1 in Carrigkilter, Ballycotton, County Cork, Ireland. All persons living in his household were listed as "Roman Catholics". According to the census, his house had three rooms in which four people lived: David, a "farmer", age 48; his wife, Elizabeth, age 48; his "Farm Servant", Jeremiah Cronin, age 23; and his "General Servant Domestic", Mary Hassett, age 22. This information was given to me by Brendan Sisk of Castlemary, Cloyne, Co. Cork, Ireland in an e-mail dated October 6, 2000. Brendan actually researched this information using the microfilm copy of the 1901 census. I have since confirmed this information on the newly released Census of Ireland June 2010.

David D. Dorgan, age 60, Farmer, appears on the 1911 Census of Ireland with his wife Elizabeth, age 58, together with Ellen Mahony, age 20, General Servant-Domestic and James Flynn, Boarder, Scholar, age 13. There may be a connection between James Flynn and the family of Ann Flynn who married Patrick Dargan. All of them could speak and write Irish and English. They lived at house number 2 in Carrigkilter (Ballycotton, Cork).

David Dorgan is listed on the 1914 Guy’s Postal Directory as a resident of Cloyne. His wife, Elizabeth, is listed as Mrs. Dorgan, Vintner.

David Dorgan and Elizabeth Ahearne did not have children. However, David Dorgan took in his sister Mary's son, John Healy. His wife, Elizabeth Ahearne, took in her sister's daughter, Margaret Graham. John Healy and Margaret Grahame were married at the time they arrived at David Dorgan and Elizabeth Ahearne's farm. It was an arranged marriage. They had five children, none married.

David is buried in Mogeely Cemetery. The inscription on the headstone reads: "Erected by Elizabeth to the Memory of David her husband who died August 1917”. David was 64 when he died.

Here is his baptism record:

First name(s)
David
Last name
Dorgan
Birth year
-
Baptism year
1846
Baptism date
08 Jan 1846
Parish
Ballymacoda and Ladysbridge
Alternative parish names
Ballymacoda, Ballymacoda and Lady's Bridge, Lady's Bridge, Ladysbridge, Liscarroll and Churchtown
Diocese
Cloyne
County
Cork
Country
Ireland
Father's first name(s)
Patrick
Father's last name
Dorgan
Mother's first name(s)
Nancy
Mother's last name
Flynn
Repository
National Library of Ireland
National Library of Ireland link
http://registers.nli.ie//registers/vtls000632385#page/1/mode/1up
Facts
  • JAN 1846 - Birth - ; Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
  • 8 JAN 1846 - Baptism - ; Ballymacoda & Ladysbridge
  • AUG 1917 - Death - ; Ballybraher, Cloyne, East Cork, Ireland
  • Occupation - 1901: Farmer
  • Religion - Roman Catholic
Ancestors
   
Edmond DARGAN
1799 - 24 DEC 1877
 
 
Patrick DORGAN (DARGAN)
ABT 1820 - BEF 1886
  
  
  
?
 
David D. DORGAN
JAN 1846 - AUG 1917
  
 
  
 
 
Johanna (Ann) (Nancy) FLYNN
ABT 1817 - 9 MAR 1895
  
  
  
?
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Patrick DORGAN (DARGAN)
BirthABT 1820Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
DeathBEF 1886 Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
Marriageto Johanna (Ann) (Nancy) FLYNN
FatherEdmond DARGAN
Mother?
PARENT (F) Johanna (Ann) (Nancy) FLYNN
BirthABT 1817Ballyandreen, Ballycotton, East County Cork, Ireland
Death9 MAR 1895 Ballymacoda Hill Cemetery, Shanagarry, East Cork
Marriageto Patrick DORGAN (DARGAN)
FatherMichael FLYNN
Mother?
CHILDREN
MTimothy DORGAN (DARGAN)
BirthFEB 1844
Death
Marriage30 APR 1882to Johanna O’Gorman at RC Chapel of Lismore, Waterford
FMary DORGAN
BirthABT 1841Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
Death
Marriage10 JUL 1866to Jeremiah HEALY at St. Colman’s Church, Cloyne, East County Cork, Ireland
FElizabeth DORGAN
BirthFEB 1842Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
DeathAFT 1886
Marriage20 FEB 1873to John SHINNICK at St. Colman’s Church, Cloyne, East County Cork, Ireland
MDavid D. DORGAN
BirthJAN 1846Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
DeathAUG 1917Ballybraher, Cloyne, East Cork, Ireland
Marriage21 JUN 1887to Elizabeth AHEARNE at Midelton, County Cork, Ireland
MMichael DORGAN
BirthOCT 1845Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
DeathBEF 1901
Marriage26 JAN 1869to Johannah GARDE at St. Colman's Church, Cloyne, East County Cork, Ireland
MPatrick J. DORGAN
Birth26 APR 1860Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
Death9 DEC 1937Cranston, Rhode Island
Marriage26 NOV 1886to Mary Catherine HARTNETT at Cloyne RC Church, Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) David D. DORGAN
BirthJAN 1846Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
DeathAUG 1917 Ballybraher, Cloyne, East Cork, Ireland
Marriage21 JUN 1887to Elizabeth AHEARNE at Midelton, County Cork, Ireland
FatherPatrick DORGAN (DARGAN)
MotherJohanna (Ann) (Nancy) FLYNN
PARENT (F) Elizabeth AHEARNE
BirthABT 1853Ballybraher, Ballycotton, Parish of Cloyne, Co. Cork, Ireland
Death Ballybraher, Cloyne, East Cork, Ireland
Marriage21 JUN 1887to David D. DORGAN at Midelton, County Cork, Ireland
FatherJohn AHEARNE
Mother?
CHILDREN
Descendancy Chart
David D. DORGAN b: JAN 1846 d: AUG 1917
Elizabeth AHEARNE b: ABT 1853