Ella Rachel Dugan

26 July 1847–8 March 1920 (Age 72)
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ella Rachel

When Ella Rachel Dugan was born on 26 July 1847, in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson, Virginia, United States, her father, George William Dugan, was 37 and her mother, Nancy Coe, was 31. She married Bartholomew Donovan on 3 March 1863, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Colfax, Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Colfax Township, Colfax, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 March 1920, in Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Schuyler Cemetery, Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bartholomew Donovan
1840–1899
Ella Rachel Dugan
1847–1920
Marriage: 3 March 1863
George Donovan
1866–
John William Donovan
1866–1947
Ella Donovan
1871–1871
Donovan
1868–1868
Clara Bell Donovan
1869–1922
George Washington Donovan
1871–1871
Charles Lee Donovan
1872–1920
Annie C Donovan
1875–1901
Addie J. Donovan
1876–1913
James Bartholomew Donovan
1878–1954
Sophronia Frances Donovan
1881–1960
Caroline Ellen Donovan
1881–1949
Grover Cleveland Donovan
1886–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 March 1863
Richmond, Virginia, United States
children

(13)

    George Donovan

    Male1866–Male

    Male1866–1947Male

    Donovan

    Unknown1868–1868

    Clara Bell Donovan

    Female1869–1922Female

    George Washington Donovan

    Male1871–1871Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

    William Franklin Dugan

    Male1832–1901Male

    Sarah Jane Dugan

    Female1834–1908Female

    Ellen Zalinda Dugan

    Female1835–1919Female

    Pernetta Netta Caroline Dugan

    Female1837–1910Female

    Mary E Dugan

    Female1838–1929Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 14

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867

Age 20

Nebraska is the 37th state.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin ‘descendant of Dubhagán’, a byname representing a double diminutive of dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ ( see Duff ). 2. reduced Anglicized form of Ó Duibhginn ( see Deegan ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ella R in household of Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Donovan in household of Barthol Donovan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ella R Donivan in household of B Donivan, "United States Census, 1880"

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