James Egan

Brief Life History of James

James Egan was born on 17 February 1822, in County Cork, Ireland. He married Ellen Halloran on 4 July 1862, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 May 1889, in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States.

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James Egan
Ellen Halloran
Marriage: 4 July 1862
Patrick Sarchfield Egan
Mary Ellen Egan
John Stephen Egan
David James Egan
Frances P. Egan
William Emmet Egan
Charles Ferreti Egan

Sources (18)

  • James Egan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Egan - Published information: birth:
  • James Eagan, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.


The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Seamus, Kieran, Parnell, Siobhan, Aileen, Aine, Aisling, Dermot, Donal, Fergus, Finola.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin ‘descendant of Aodhagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of Aodh ‘fire’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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History of James Egan (1822-1889)

James Egan was born in Tullamore, County Queens in Ireland in 1822. It is noted that present-day Tullamore is in Offaly county. Current Laois county used to be called Queens(1). He came to America …

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