DEGNAN ANNEX

 

John Herbert Degnan Pedigree

(Start at generation 1, below.)

 

Special thanks to Sandra Alice (Degnan) Seaman (Para. 4.C.1.k.(2.(a.(1)(a) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page) for her extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex:

 

WORKING DRAFT

Last Change: 10 June 2015

 

Degnan, John Herbert; Jeanne Marie (Smith) Degnan

 

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Origin of the surname “Degnan:”

 

 

Generation

 

4  

 

3   Bernard Degnan

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1870 Ireland.  Died between 1906 and 1910 at Lackawanna, Erie County, New York; interred Holy Cross Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County.  Immigrated to the United State about 1892.  Initially resided in Manhattan Borough, New York County, New York.  Subsequently resided at Lackawanna.

 

1892 NYS Census: Of interest, there was a Bernard Degnan, age 24 (b. Ireland) and employed as a driver, residing in Ward 12 of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  The household was apparently headed by Patrick Degnan, age 32 (b. Ireland) and employed as a conductor, and included Catherine Degnan, age 24 (b. USA), and their son, Patrick Degnan, age 4 months (b. USA).

 

1900 US Census: Bernard Degnan, age 31 (b. Apr 1869 in Ireland; parents b. Ireland) and employed as a hod (sp) carrier, was heading a household on East 94th Street in Manhattan Borough, New York City, New York.  He had immigrated to the US in 1891, was a naturalized citizen, and had been married 3 years.  The household also included his wife, Bridget Degnan, age 34 (b. Jan 1866 in Ireland; parents b. Ireland), who had been married 3 years, had had 2 children, both still alive, and who immigrated to the US in 1888; Bernard's "son," Rose Degnan, age 2 (b. Jul 1898 in NYS); son, Andrew Degnan, age 0 (b. Apr 1900 in NYS); and brother-in-law, Laughlin Donohue, age 26 (b. Nov 1874 in Ireland).

 

1905 NYS Census: Bernard Degnan, age 35 (b. Ireland) and employed as a plaster laborer, was heading a household on 1st Avenue in Manhattan Borough, New York County, New York.  He had immigrated to the United States 13 years before.  The household also included his wife, Bridget Degnan, age 34 (b. Ireland), she had immigrated to the US 17 years before; daughter, Rose Degnan, age 7 (b. USA); daughter, Alice Degnan, age 3 (b. USA); and daughter, Katie Degnan, age 11 months (b. USA). 

 

2.  Wife #1: (?)

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Thomas William Degnan:  See generation 2, below.

 

(2. William D. Degnan: Born about 1896 in New York State.

 

3.  Wife #2: Bridget Regan

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1871 in Ireland; daughter of Bridget (?) (Regan) Donohue (b. abt 1827 in Ireland, d. 18 Nov 1898, age 71, at Manhattan, NY; interred Daniel Shefflin Cem.).  Died .  Immigrated to the United States (New York City, NY) from Ireland about 1888 (age 17) perhaps aboard the "Celtic" of "Gallia."

 

1910 US Census: Bridget Degman, age 39 (b. Ireland, as were her parents) and widowed, was heading a household in Ward 25, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  The household also included her son, Thomas Degman, age 17 (b. NY, parents b. Ireland); son, William Degman, age 14 (b. NY); daughter, Rose Degman, age 9 (b. NY); daughter, Alice Degman, age 5 (b. NY); son, Earnest Degman, age 3 (b. NY); and roomer, Jennie Hamilton, age 60 (b. Scotland).

 

1915 NYS Census: Russell Duffin, age 45, was heading a household in Ward 1, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Bridget Duffin, age 45; step-son, William D. Degnan, age 20; step-daughter, Rose Anna Degnan, age 15; daughter, Alice Degnan, age 11; and son, Ernest Degnan, age 9.

 

1920 US Census: Russel Duffin, age 49 (b. Canada), was heading a household in Ward 1, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Bridget Duffin, age 49 (b. NY, parents b. Ireland); his daughter, Alice Duffin, age 14 (b. NY); step-daughter, Rosa Dynan, age 19 (b. NY); and son, Ernest Duffin, age 12 (b. NY).

 

1925 NYS Census: Bridget Duffin, age 55 (nationality: USA), resided in Ward 22 of Buffalo, Erie County, New York (pg 4).  She was the wife of Russell Duffin, age 54 (nationality: Canada), who had resided in the US for 35 years.  The household also included Russell's daughter, Alice Duffin, age 20, and Russell's son, Ernest Duffin, age 18.

 

1930 US Census: Russel H. Duffin, age 59 (b. Canada, father b. Ireland, mother b. Canada) was heading a household in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  He had immigrated to the United States in 1886.  The household also included his wife, Bridget Duffin, age 59 (b. Ireland); and daughter, Alice Duffin, age 25 (b. NY) and single.

 

1940 US Census: Russell Duffin, age 70 (b. NY) and widowed, was a lodger in the household headed by Philip Dollard, age 56 (b. NY) in Ward 27, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  That household also included his wife, Lena Dollard, age 52 (b. NY); and son, Charles Dollard, age 18 (b. NY).

 

Bridget Regan married (1st) Bernard Degnan about 1897.  Following Bernard's death, Bridget married (2nd) Russell H. Duffin between 1910 and 1915.

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Rose/Rosa Anna Degnan: Born July 1898 in New York State.  Married (1st) (?) Dynan before 1920.  Married (2nd) (perhaps) W. Haggerty.

 

(2. Andrew Degnan: Born April 1900 in New York State.  Perhaps died young.

 

(3. Alice (Degnan) Duffin: Born about 1902 in New York State.  Apparently adopted by her step-father, Russell Duffin.  Married (perhaps) Thomas Mulvey.

 

(4. Katie Degnan: Born 1904.  Perhaps died young.

 

(5. Earnest H. (Degnan) Duffin: Born about 1907/08 in New York State.  Apparently adopted by his step-father, Russell Duffin.

 

(6. Mary Degnan: Born about 1910 at Lockport, New York.  Died (age 95) in May 2005 after a lengthy illness at St. Joseph of the Pines Health Center, Pines, North Carolina.  Graduated from Niagara Falls High School and Albany Teachers College.  Employed as a teacher at the Nevada Avenue School in the Niagara-Wheatfield School District of Buffalo, New York.  Member of the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Olcott, New York.  Married Joseph Condren (d. 1991) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Joanne Condren: Married (?) Flower and resided at Pittsboro, North Carolina.  Joanne and her husband had two children.

 

2   Thomas William Degnan (more info)

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1893 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Died 19 November 1933 at Lackawana/Buffalo, Erie County, New York, age 40 years, 10 months, 8 days.  Interred 22 November 1933.  Resided at Lackawanna, Erie County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Thomas Degnan, age 35 (b. NY) was heading a household in Buffalo (Lackawanna), Erie County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ella Degnan, age 31 (b. NY); daughter, Mary Degnan, age 12 (b. NY); daughter, Alice Degnan, age 10 (b. NY); daughter, Ella Degnan, age 8 (b. NY); son, Thomas Degnan, age 6 (b. NY); son, Charles Degnan, age 4 (b. NY); and son, John Degnan, age 1 (b. NY).

 

1940 US Census: A household in Ward 10, Binghamton, Broome County, New York contained daughter, Alice Degnan, age 20; daughter, Ella Degnan, age 18; son, Thomas Degnan, age 16; son, John Degnan, age 11; son, Patrick H. Degnan, age 9; lodger, Fred Smith, age 48; Fred Smith, age 12; and Floyd L. Smith, age 3.

 

2.  Wife: Ella Mae Seeley (more info)

 

Born 22 August 1898/9.  Died 23 December 1970 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  At the time of the 1900 US Census Ella was residing with her parents in the 5th Ward of Binghamton, New York.  Married Thomas Degnan on 14 June 1916 at Buffalo, New York.  Following Thomas' death, Ella returned to Binghamton, New York with her 4 youngest children, where she took in boarders.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Mary Degnan: Born about 1918.  Married (1st) Morris Hooker at Buffalo, New York and had the following children:

 

(1. Richard Hooker.

 

(2. James Hooker.

 

Mary and Morris were divorced.  She married (2nd) Clifford Roe and had the following daughter:

 

(3. Linda Lou Roe: Married John Perkins.

 

Mary (Degnan)(Hooker) Roe married (3rd) Stephen “Steve” Gresko (more info) (d. 13 Mar 1985).

 

b. Alice Edith Degnan: (more info) Born about 1920.  Died Monday, 27 July 1998, age 78; interred Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, New York.  Employed by the Endicott Johnson Corporation.  Married (?) Frayer and had the following children:

 

(1. Alice Sandra Frayer.

 

(2. Vernon Clenton Frayer: Married Mary Welock and resided at Owego, New York.  Vernon and Mary had the following childen:

 

(a. John Frayer.

 

(b. Michael Frayer.

 

(c. Mary Frayer: Married (?) Swartz.

 

(d. Tracy Frayer.

 

c. Ella Mae Degnan: (more info) Born 22 August 1898.  Died 23 December 1970; interred Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, New York.  Married George Andrews and had the following children:

 

(1. George Andrews.

 

(2. James Andrews.

 

(3. Barbara Andrews: Twin.

 

(4. Beverly Andrews: Twin.

 

d. Thomas Joseph Degnan: (more info) Born 1 October 1923.  Died 28 September 2007, age 83; Interred 3 October 2007 at Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, New York.  Married Harriet E. Martin (b. 1929) in 1946 and had the following children:

 

(1. Thomas William Degnan: Born 1947.  Married (1st) Reba (?) (b. 1945) and had the following children:

 

(a. Thomas Alfred Degnan: Married Christy (?).  In 2007 was married to April (?).

 

(b. Bonnie Johanne Degnan: Married P. J. Valdez.

 

Thomas and Harriet (Martin) Degnan were divorced.  Thomas married (2nd) Darla Duncer and adopted the following son:

 

(c. Brandon Degnan.

 

(2. Robert Lewis Degnan: Married Carol Anne Price (b. 1957) and had the following children:

 

(a. Lisa Marie Degnan: Born 1976.  Married John Anderson and had the following children:

 

(1) John Anderson, Jr.

 

(2) Brandon Anderson.

 

(3) Amanda Anderson.

 

(b. Colleen Anne Degnan: Born 1978.  Married Jason Dodson and had the following son:

 

(1) David Dodson.

 

(c. Robert Lewis Degnan, Jr.: Born 1979.  Married Matilda Amerman and had the following children:

 

(1) Alex Degnan.

 

(2) Joshua Degnan.

 

(3) Jacob Degnan: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(a) Miguel Degnan.

 

(d. Krystal Degnan.

 

(3. Gladys Marie Degnan: Born 1955.  Perhaps married (1st) (?) Roach.  Had the following children:

 

(a. Michael Joseph (Degnan) McPherson: Born 1974.

 

(b. Desiree Michelle (Roach) McPherson.

 

Gladys married (perhaps 2nd) John McPherson (b. 1957).

 

(4. Deborah Kay Degnan: Born 1957.  Married (1st) Brian Young and had the following children:

 

(a. Brandy Lynne Young: Born 1957.  Married Kevin Horak.

 

(b. Tanya Lee Young: Born 1958.  Married John Burnett.

 

Deborah and Brian Young were divorced.  Deborah married (2nd) Edward “Ed” Homza.

 

(5. Roger E. Degnan: Married (1st) Sherrie Taylor and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Jesse Degnan. (male)

 

Roger and Sherrie (Taylor) Degnan were divorced.  Roger married (2nd) Kelly Dawson in 1995 and had the following children:

 

(b. Noah Degnan: Born 2008.

 

Roger and Chris Done also had the following daughter:

 

(c. April Degnan: Married Mike Krom and had the following children:

 

(1) Michael Krom: Son.

 

(2) Leah Krom: Daughter.

 

(6. Brenda J. Degnan: Married (1st) Ken Lawton and had the following children:

 

(a. Keri Autumn Lawton.

 

(b. Stephen/Stephan William Lawton.

 

Brenda and Ken Lawton were divorced.  She married (2nd) Michael Cole in 2005.

 

e. Charles Frederick Degnan: Born about 1928.  Married Grace Fletcher and had the following children:

 

(1. Lillian M. Degnan: Married Rich Barringer.

 

(2. Patricia Degnan: Married Robert “Bob” Snyder.

 

(3. Jack Degnan: Married (1st) (?) Pugusa.  Married (2nd) Barbara (?).

 

(4. Charles Degnan.

 

f. John Herbert Degnan: See generation 1, below.

 

g. Patrick Francis Degnan: Born about 1930.  Married Charlotte Taylor and had the following children:

 

(1. Alan Degnan.

 

(2. Nancy Degnan.

 

(3. Barbara Degnan.

 

Patrick and Charlotte (Taylor) Degnan were subsequently divorced.

 

h. Floyd “Skeets” Lewis/Smith Degnan: Married Charlotte Monk and had the following children:

 

(1. Yolanda Sue Degnan: Married Dennis (?).

 

(2. Yovonne Sheila Degnan: Married Raymond Palmitier.

 

(3. Floyd Degnan: Married Shannon (?).

 

(4. Victor Degnan.

 

Of interest, the obituary for Thomas J. Degnan, paragraph d., above, indicates Floyd Degnan was married to Maryann (?).

 

1   John Herbert Degnan:

 

Born 5 April 1929 in New York State.  Married Jeanne Marie Smith, paragraph 4.C.1.k.(2.(a.(1) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page, which is generation 7 of the Ancestors of John Addison Biles.

 

 

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