My Michael Donegan 1st shows up in the 1830 census in Hunter, NY (Greene County - Catskill Mountain area). He was born in Ireland and married to a woman from New York and they had two small children by 1830.Subsequent census records show that he was born about 1804.
I have struck out finding a place of birth, or a clear method of immigration ot time he came to America.I have found no evidence of other Donegan's in the Hunter area at that time.
I have found a Michael Donegan who went to Canada in 1823.He was from Buttevant, Cork County but by 1826, he was AWOL from the Canadian settlement.This could be my guy, but too little info to go on.I did hire a researcher in Ireland, but unfortunately I was ripped off. I thought I could trust the Irish.
Thus, I am interested to learn if other Donegan researcher's (Dunagan, Dunnigan) have family members from that time who may have run into any clues or ideas where and how to look to tie this person to a hometown.
The family initially spread out to Ulster County, New York and then to other parts of the Hudson Valley and Northeastern, Pa.Two of Michael's sons (John and Michael)fought in the Civil War.Today there are just a few carrying the "Dunagan" name.
It is known that Michael married Elenor Underhill and I have a fair summary of their descendants to the present day.