William Gaghagen

19 June 1789–19 June 1837 (Age 48)
Lurgan, Lurgan Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Gaghagen was born on 19 June 1789, in Lurgan, Lurgan Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas R Gahagan, was 50 and his mother, Christiana Jungerman Young, was 34. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Elizabeth Lantz. He lived in Mahoning Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 June 1837, in Porter, Porter Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Dayton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know William? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Gaghagen
Elizabeth Lantz
Mary Gahagan
Thomas G. Gahagan
Susan Gahagan
Martin Lee Gahagen
John L. Gahagan
Michael L. Gahagan
Elizabeth Gahagen
Margaret F. Gaghagen

Spouse and Children



+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

Age 2
Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs
Age 2
The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.
Age 14
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Gahagan, "United States Census, 1830"
  • William Gaghagen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Gaghagen (1789 - 1837) - Find A Grave Memorial

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.