The Ryan Family of Milan Missouri Updated December 12, 2010
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Dennis Ryan (born 1832) emmigrated from County Tipperary Ireland with his parents Catherine Dwyer Ryan and John Ryan in 1844. After stops in New York and Ohio Dennis settled in Sullivan County, Missouri, near Milan. John Ryan was Dennis' step-father, his father was Patrick Edmund Ryan who, according to family stories, was hanged by the British in Ireland. Dennis Ryan married Elizabeth Hannigan of Virginia. They had a number of children including Andrew Jackson (AJ) Ryan, who married Mary Maude Guinn and had six children, including Dennis Isaac (DI) Ryan, my father. DI married Ruth Goggin, and they had eight children. I'm the youngest of the eight, Timothy Michael Ryan.