Colgan Family History – Last updated March 1, 2013
Date Event Reference 1808 Jane Colgan is born in County Antrim, Ireland in 1808. 1852 Canadian Census.
1809 Bartholomew (Barthy) Colgan in born in County Antrim, Ireland in 1808. 1852 Canadian Census.
1840 Neil Colgan is born in Nelson Township, Ontario in 1840. 1852 Canadian Census.
1845 Birth of Jane Perkins in Parkhill, Ontario. Ancestory.com
1852 1852 Canada Census of Halton County, Nelson Township – Bartley (1809 in Ireland) and Jane (1808 in Ireland) Colgan and their children (in Upper Canada), Sarah (1836), Neil (1840), Hugh (1842), Jane (1845), Robert (1847), Elizabeth (1850) 1851 Canadian Census
1862 Birth of William Henry Colgan in Parkhill, Ontario. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCXL-VRM
1862 Birth of Sarah Elizabeth Cameron in Golden Lake, Ontario on Nov 13, 1862. Ancestory.com
1863 Marriage of Neil Colgan and Jane Perkins in Halton County, Nelson Township, Ontario on Apr 15, 1963. Ancestory.com
1885 Marriage of William Colgan and Sarah Cameron in Au Sabble, Oscoda, Iosco County, Michigan on Dec 23, 1885. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCXL-VRM
1886 Birth of David William Colgan in Sarnia, Ontario on Sept 23, 1886. Ancestory.com
1888 Neil (b. Sept 1840) and Jane (b. March 1845) Colgan with child Hugh (b: Aug 1879, Canada) and granddaughter Jessie (b. April 1891) emigrate to Sanilac County, Michigan, USA. Jessie was born in Michigan and her father was born in Michigan and her mother was born in Canada 1900 Michigan Census
1888 Birth of Charles Alexander Colgan in Sarnia, Ontario on July 8, 1888. Daughter’s recollection.
1892 William Henry Colgan purchases land from the Canadian Government in Saskatchewan for $160. Section SW24, TWP16, R27, W2 in the District of Assiniboia (near Moose Jaw) on Sept 14, 1892. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/001007-119.02-e.php?sisn_id_nbr=115175&page_sequence_nbr=1&t=1&PHPSESSID=ltss23q1cfhjvhcnsj25f8ul42
1901 Ontario Census, Muskoka/Parry Sound, Sub-district Pringle – William & Sarah Colgan and their children, David W., Charles A., Maud M., Elmer F., Alice E. http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/DisplayHousehold.jsp?sdid=5896&household=43
1914 William Colgan and family (Sarah Elizabeth, David, Charles, Maud, Elmer, Alice & Ethel) arrived from Ontario Shell Lake History (p172)
1915 David Colgan joined the army and returned to Shell Lake in 1919. His attestation papers indicate next of kin residence at Shell Lake May 13, 1915. Shell Lake History (p172) and Attestation Document
1918 Elmer Floyd Colgan signs up for the army on May 9, 1918. His attestation papers indicate next of kin as residing in Prince Albert, SK. Attestation Document
1920 Death of Jane Colgan (Perkins) in Sandusky, Michigan and is buried in same town. Ancestory.com
1920 William and Sarah moved to The Pas from Shell Lake. Shell Lake History (p172)
1921 Birth of Harold Richard Colgan in The Pas, Manitoba on Oct 14, 1921. Birth Certificate
1926 Death of Neil Colgan and buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Sandusky, Michigan. Ancestory.com
1928 Death of William Henry Colgan in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada on Jan 12, 1928 and is buried at Birthview Cemetery near The Pas. Death Certificate
1937 Death of Sarah Elizabeth Colgan (Cameron) in The Pas, Manitoba on Apr 4, 1937 and is buried at Birthview Cemetery near The Pas. Death Certificate
1956 Birth of Randall Hugh Colgan in The Pas, Manitoba on Jan 28, 1956. Birth Certificate
1967 Death of Irene Colgan (Shannon) on Dec 19, 1967. Wife of Charles Colgan Obituary, Family Search.com
1968 Death of Charles Alexander Colgan in New Westminster, BC on June 25, 1968. Death Certificate
1988 Death of Harold Richard Colgan in The Pas, Manitoba on Jan 18, 1988. He is cremated and ashes spread near Clearwater Lake, Manitoba. Death Certificate
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