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Kathleen Hartigan (View posts)
Posted: 27 Dec 1999 12:28PM GMT
My daughter is doing a family history project on the Hartigan side of the family. Anyone with any information about these Hartigans--William F Hartigan from St. Joseph MO., son of David E Hartigan of Stuart Iowa or David E. Hartigan of Susquehanna, Penn.--also, if you have any info about the origin of the name or immigration info or helpful web sites please reply. Thanks.


mauistromberg (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 1999 5:48PM GMT
Edited: 27 Nov 2004 1:57PM GMT
Several sites to choose from: Hartigan GenForum has a running list of ancestor seekers; Local Ireland, Local Names should get you onto the main site and then look for Hartigan, Origins, Sources, etc.


Mary Martha Reilly Donbar (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jan 2000 5:54PM GMT
My Great Great Grandfather was William Hartigan married to Catherine Rush. I am not sure of his middle name but I guess he resided somewhere in the Norhteastern part of the United States as my family is from Pennsylvania. My Great Grandfather was John Frederick Hartigan born in 1856 and died in 1933. He married Harriette Cecilia Rush about 1883. They had 7 children. One of which was my Grandmother Mary Josephine Hartigan. Perhaps this will be of some help to you.


mmediajohn (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jan 2000 9:48AM GMT
Edited: 19 Apr 2002 4:40PM GMT
Hello Kathleen,

I tried to send this information earlier but it doesn't show up in the log so I am sending it again, in case you did not get the earlier message.

I have a record of a David E. Hartigan who was born in Little Meadows, PA. Little Meadows is not listed on many maps, but it was located in Susquehanna County. I thought it might be useful to you.
David E. was born before 1850 (Pennsylvania Census of 1850), one of ten children born to William Hartigan and Catherine Regan. WIlliam and Catherine emigrated from Ireland around 1830. Catherine was born about 1830, somewhere around county Clare in Ireland.

He married Mary Leonard. They had three children, one of whom was Davie E., b. 1884. He married Marjorie Gunn and togehter they had four children, one of whom was David E. Jr, b. 13 May 1928 and died 23 Feb 1975.
David E. Jr. Married a lady named Eileen, (unknown last name) and they had three children, one of whom was named David Hartigan II.

David E. Jr., was a much decorated war hero and served his country in WW II, Korea and in Vietnam.
Hope this helps.

John M. Hartigan, b. 1936

william hartigan

dmuskey (View posts)
Posted: 25 May 2000 2:49PM GMT
Edited: 16 Apr 2002 12:30PM GMT
catherine hartigan married my great grandfather. In Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa. historical society has a death notice from Apolacon just outside of Friendsville Pa. William Hartigan 80 yrs born in Irelan died 29 August 1893 (Paul Morna a relative said it was 26 Aug 1893) Apolacon Pa Friendsville Cemetery (which is St.Francis Xavier) 1 week sick

Mrs. William nee Reagen Hartigan 2/14/1918 aged 92 at the home of her Jamses, of Endicott. She was born in Ireland. Sisters: Margaret Corey of Elmira, Miss Bridget Reagan of Little Meadow 7 sons Michael, David, Frank, John, Joseph, William, James and daughter Mrs. James Dean. Buried in Little Meadow the MONTROSE DEMOCRAT 3/7/1918
Paul Moran says the she was married to Wilbur not William.

William Hartigan

mmediajohn (View posts)
Posted: 31 May 2000 7:57AM GMT
Edited: 19 Apr 2002 4:40PM GMT
Hello Diane

According to the 1860 Census of the State of Pennsylvania Catherine was married to William, not Wilbur. They had ten children there in Little Meadows and then the family kind of scattered. One son, David was a Railroad engineer who was killed in a train wreck in Kansas, (I think).
David's grandson, David E. Junior, was a highly decorated member of the US Army Hall of fame and retired with the rank of Colonel. His birth and death dates are in the US Social Security Death Index.
Catherine's info is also in the USSDI but her name is spelled with a K there.
I obtained most of this information from David's brother John, a medical doctor practicing in Omaha Nebraska.

Hope this helps.

John McDonald Hartigan


tascj (View posts)
Posted: 17 Aug 2000 6:58PM GMT
Edited: 9 Nov 2004 3:49AM GMT
Good morning Mr Hartigan,
My g,g,grandmother Margaret COLLINS came out to Australia in 1863 with Mary and Patrick and families. She was assisted by Patrick TOWNSELL (Yass). Do you know of any literature on life in Yass among these families? I know you are a lot further in your family history than I, but I do know all our families lived in the Clondegad parish, Clare. Have you traced any births etc in Clondegad? Which child of Mary Patrick are you related to? I did make contact several years ago with Desmond Townsell HARTIGAN, Sydney. His wife explained there may have been a book about the Hartigan family written. Do you know of this?
Enough questions from me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Carolyn Foster (1970)

Margaret Collins,born Clondegad,Clare C1838
married in Yass 1868
James Thomas Landers,born Ennis, Clare.
Moved to NZ for Gold mines-1st child born1872
James died in Moora, Western Aus 1912. Can't find Margaret In NZ or NSW? Not sure where she got to...

Hartigan Family

Ann Ovitt (View posts)
Posted: 18 Aug 2000 3:22PM GMT
I am in the beginning search of my Mother's family. Her Father is Thomas Hartigan, born April 1904 or 1905, he was raised in Limerick City. My Grandmother Mary McNamara, she was also raised in Limerick City. They came to US in 1928-1929. Thomas' father drowned when Thomas was a year old. Anyone with any relations or knowledge of any relations please respond. Thank you!


mmediajohn (View posts)
Posted: 21 Aug 2000 7:21AM GMT
Edited: 19 Apr 2002 4:40PM GMT
Hello to you too Carolyn Foster,

I'm not much more successful in searching for Hartigans in Ireland than you are.
However, there is at least one book, "A Short Account of the Family of Eyre of Eyrecourt and Eyre of Eyreville" This was written by Reverend Allen Stewart Hartigan, MA of Trinity College, and in it is an account of how the Hartigans are connected to the Eyres. And by default to the Plantagenet Royal Family.
There are two copies I know of. One is at the Mormon Library in Salt Lake City, Utah USA. The Dewey Decimal number of the book is 929.2415 Ey62h. The other copy is in the hands of Miss Charity Dancer (Eyre) in Kiltomrer, Ireland.
The Hartigans in the book come from Dublin which makes our particular search all the more difficult. Just when you think you've got them pinned down to a territory they move around on you.

I found a very interesting tidbit the other day. It was a reference to Sir William Hartigan Barrington, 3rd Baronette of Glenstal Castle in Limerick. More deadends? I don't know yet.

Well, if you get any clues please let me know. It is a long hard search.

Very bets regards,

John (McD) Hartigan


Posted: 3 Oct 2000 12:14PM GMT
Hello again John
You are correct and not correct in what you say
1)ALLEN STEWART HARTIGAN*299* WROTE TWO BOOKS THE ONE YOU MENTIONED WHICH WAS PUBLISHED ABOUT 1899 AND A SECOND ONE. A History of the Family of Eyre of Eyrecourt and Eyreville in the County of Galway published about 1905. I HAVE SEEN BOTH BOOKS
Let me know if you want the information from them
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