I replied to your message once before.Your reply was their was no connection to your Degnan's.I'm replying again because you state your Degnan's come from MASS/RI.and the other Degnan's come from N.Y.My Degnan's who I found out the spelling is Dagnin(probably spelled as it sounds) came from Ireland to Maine.Then perhaps due to the civil war they migrated to Rhode Island. The descendants of these Degnan's live in Rhode Island.
Also, due to the large family some migrated to Calif.,Nevada, and Washington(the state). Some of them lived in S.F. Calif. even during the 1906 quake. I have been very fortunate in finding living descendants.
Michael I cannot find. He was born in Maine which probably his descendants don't know and assume Ireland. He was born May 26,1853 and married Sarah Jane Walton in Prov. R.I. 1882. I believe it was in an Episcopal church.As I can find no records after this, perhaps they divorced or left R.I.
I just wanted you to know their is another family that does not come from New York.