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Re: McColgan of Ire. with MA links
Posted by: Chris Cash(McColgin) Date: November 20, 1998 at 18:17:08
In Reply to: McColgan of Ire. with MA links by Ellen Carlin of 136

The McColgan name came.There were two distinct septs, one based on the territory which is now OFFALY and one (ours) in northern ULSTER in what is now COUNTY DONEGAL.The name is not common today in either Ireland or America.The name McColgan originally meant "sword" or "swordsman" My has sent me the family history back to the 1758 on Edward McColgan he married Maryann i dont know any more before that but i would like to know if anyone has any infor.like on who his father was & hers they was both from Ireland& then to like to New York,Tenn.,Kentucky.a lots of the McColgin live in MO.Raymondville.Edward dod 1812 &Maryann dod 1807 both are buried in Green CO.Kentucky.the A changed to I by my GGGgrandfather his bro. kept the GAN.at the end.

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