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John M. DUGGAN

Male 1826 - 1902  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name John M. DUGGAN 
    Born Oct 1826  Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As John Drummond 
    Military Service John Duggan was a sailor in the Union navy as part of Farragut's East Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron which operated off of Ship Island (Fort Massachusetts).

    He applied for, and received, a pension after the war and this information can be found in the National Archives. Caroline also applied for, and received, a widow's pension after he died. Based on the depositions that were taken as part of that process he said that he joined the Navy before he was of age and used his mother's maiden name, Drummond, so that his father couldn't track him. He was in the Navy before the Civil War and during the Civil War, having served on a number of different ships. He was wounded in the foot during the siege of Vicksburg. He was discharged from the Navy in Pascagoula. 
    Occupation sailor 
    Died 16 Aug 1902  Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Biloxi Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried next to last wife, Caroline, near the large magnolia tree near crypt of Charles Sr. & Clara Duggan
    Notes 
    • In 1910 census, George Duggan’s father’s birthplace is listed as “Scot. English”

      1890 Veterans Schedule for Biloxi, MS lists a surviving veteran John Duggan.

      1870 New Orleans census shows a 40-year old sailor from Ireland named John Duggan with a 1 year old son named George, and a wife named Sophia. Also listed is 4-year old son named John.

      1850 New Orleans census shows a 23-year old from Ireland named John Duggan.


      After the Civil War, he lived on Cat Island for a while and is mentioned in the book "History of Cat Island-Juan de Cuevas" as having survived a hurricane by holding onto a tree during the storm.
    Person ID I815  MyFamilyInfo
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2015 

    Mother unknown DRUMMOND 
    Family ID F3785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown FORNUA?,   b. Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary FORNUA,   b. 1862, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Emma FORNUA,   b. 1865, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sophia MILLER,   b. Abt 1848, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1876  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1863  Petit Bois Island, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married by the chaplain of Farragut's flag ship, the Hartford.
    Children 
     1. John DUGGAN, Jr.,   b. Abt 1865, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. George DUGGAN,   b. 6 Dec 1869, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1916, off the Mississippi Coast Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. Mary DUGGAN,   b. 1871, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Leonora DUGGAN,   b. 2 Apr 1875, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1948  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F3291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaret Rebecca BENNETT,   b. 10 Apr 1839, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1893, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1878  Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maggie DUGGAN,   b. 1879, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Christine Caroline CHATHAM,   b. 1 Oct 1856, Jones County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1918, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1895  Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F3292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart