Who are the parents of Thomas B. Grogan?

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Thomas B. Grogan seems to the father of Nancy (Grogran) Holmes.  He was born in 1801.  Links have been made to William Henry Grogan and his wife, but they were not old enough to be his parents.  Can anyone find any documented evidence for Thomas's parents?

Note that Nancy (Grogran) Holmes is a different person than Nancy (Grogran) Alexander.  Nancy Grogran Holmes was born in Virginia and not South Carolina and all the evidence points to the fact that her husband Nathan Holmes was born and died in Virginia.
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Thomas Grogan

 in the 1790 United States Federal Census

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    Name: Thomas Grogan
    Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Rockingham, North Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females: 2
    Number of Household Members: 4

    Source Citation

    Year: 1790; Census Place: Rockingham, North Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 530; Image: 307; Family History Library Film: 0568147

    Source Information

    Ancestry.com. 1790 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.


    Yates is not the best source but good for clues

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    Thomas Grogan

     in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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        Name: Thomas Grogan
        Gender: Male
        Birth Place: NC
        Birth Year: 1770
        Spouse Name: Agness Strong
        Birth Place:
        Spouse Birth Year: 1776
        Number Pages: 1

        Source Citation

        Source number: 6812.014; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1

        Source Information

        Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.


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        Agnes Gragan

         in the Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917

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            Name: Agnes Gragan
            [Agnes Strang] 
            Birth Date: abt 1776
            Birth Place: Rockingham, SC
            Death Date: 24 Jan 1860
            Death Place: Patrick, Virginia
            Death Age: 84
            Marital Status: Single
            Gender: Female
            Father Name: Jno. Strang
            Mother Name: Sarah Strang
            FHL Film Number: 33352

            Source Information

            Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.



            Henry Grogan
            Birth:  unknown
            Guilford County
            North Carolina, USA
            Death:  Nov., 1827
            Rockingham County
            North Carolina, USA
            Born before 1755.
            Henry was listed on the 1800 Census in Rockingham County, NC.
            His wife died before 1810 census.
            As a resident of Guilford County, NC, Henry Grogan served in a company of Light Horse under Capt. Richard Vernon in Oct 1781.
            In 1780 while Rockingham County, NC was still part of Guilford County, Henry received a Grant from the State of NC for 200 acres on both sides of Buffaloe Creek of Matrimony Creek which he later sold to William Odelle.
            Henry continued to buy land and at his death his estate amounted to 706 acres.
            His children, as mentioned in his estate settlement recorded in Rockingham County, N.C, Deed Book 2nd E, page 290:
            1. Thomas Grogan born 1765/84 was deceased by Nov 1827. Married Agnes Strong. She was a daughter of John Strong and Sarah Sneed. Agnes was born ca.1776 and died 24 Jan 1860 in Patrick County, Va.

            2. Elijah Grogan born ca. 1770/80 (1830 Census) died by April 1841 in Rockingham County, NC, married Mary Hopper, a daughter of Joseph Hopper of Rockingham County, NC.

            3. Henry Grogan born 1784/94 lived in SC at one time

            4. Sarah Grogan married John Strong, Jr. She was deceased when her fathers' estate was divided in 1828.

            5. Margaret Grogan (Peggy) born 1773, died after 1850 Census of Rockingham County, NC. married Daniel Thompson who was deceased by 1850 census.

            6. Mary Grogan (Polly) was married by 1820 to David Nance.

            7. Alice Grogan born ca. 1788, died 1854 in Rockingham County, NC leaving a Will in Will Book C, p. 166.
            married John Parrish who left a Will in Rockingham County, NC dated 10 March 1847, probated Aug. 1849. Book C, page 98.

            8. Eleanor Grogan (Nelly) married Elijah Alexander.

            9. Lettice Grogan married William Haynes.

            10. Elizabeth Grogan born 1796 (from 1850 Census) married Thomas Cobler.
            source: "Early Families of the N.C. Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service." 
            Family links: 
              Mary Edwards Grogan (1752 - ____)
            Note: Last child Elizabeth may be buried with Thomas Cobler in Cobler Cemetery in Surry County NC
            Grogan Cemetery 
            Rockingham County
            North Carolina, USA
            There's a will online for Thomas Grogan died North Carolina. Send me your regular email and I can forward to you.

            1 Answer

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            Thomas Grogan was the son of Merle Grogan 1670-1735.  His mother was Mary Kenney 1670-1740  Grogan also spelled O'Grauagain.  I have been able to trace back my family to Merle but have yet to find any father or mother on either merle or his wife Mary.  If you want any more information, feel free to email me.

            Nathan Grogan Sr

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