Posted By:Carole
Subject:James Deegan, b. 1852, Quebec > 1877 MT>1884 ND>1887 MT - Bio
Post Date:March 03, 2008 at 11:29:26
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A biography/family history of James Deegan is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, pages 1123-1124. Parents: Daniel and Elizabeth (Kelley) Deegan, both born in Queens County, Ireland, but married in Quebec. Daniel immigrated to Canada in young manhood & located to Quebec where he was in the brewing business. He died in Quebec in 1870, age 52. Elizabeth Kelley outlived her husband by a few years and died in Quebec. Of their four children, James was the only one who came to the US.

In Jan 1882, Milk River country of Montana, James married Margaret St. Dennis, born in Canada, daughter of Michael St. Dennis. Deegan children: Margaret (Mrs. Hugo Hanson, Hinsdale, MT), Emily (Mrs. W.W. Jaycox, a rancher near Hinsdale), Daniel D. (homesteader in Saskachewan, Canada), John (Frazer, MT), Thomas (Frazer, MT), Julia (Mrs. William Hill, Frazer, MT), Mary (Mrs. Albert M. Weasa, Frazer, MT), Georgia (Mrs. J.L. Hawley, Frazer, MT), May, Allen J.

I am not related.