Can anyone help with this? I have an 1880 census with the following information -
Diegnan spelled differently in various censuses. Duignan, Dignan, Degnan
Family of Charles Diegnan- age 53- Shipbuilder- b. SC- parents b. Ireland Eliza -wife- age 45-b. SC- father b. Spain- mother born SC Matilda-daughter- age 13. In the 1870 census- daughters Rebecca age 17-Pauline- age 9 and Matilda age 3.
In 1860 there was also a son Francis age 13.
The Diegnan family had their own Ship buiding business in Charleston in the 1888 Charleston Directory.
On this 1880 census the following are living with them - Charleston, Ward no. 5 They are living on Tenth Street
John G. Campbell age 27 b. SC- Plumber- mother b. Ireland. wife Emily L. age 21 b. SC- Duleka Campbell age 13- sister of John Charles Campbell- b. Jan 1880 age 5 months- son.
John G. Campbell is listed as his son in law- so that should make Emily L. Charles Diegnan's daughter.
I guess here I am looking for EMILY DIEGNAN, that would be my Great Grandmother - I have had no luck whatsoever in locating this family and I have not seen this census personally, come to think of it - no luck with CAMPBELL either.
Where would I find Shipbuilders in Charleston in 1880?? Any clues, hints or ideas would be more than welcome!!