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Re: Dwigans of Guernsey Co Ohio and Iowa
Posted by: R Hill (ID *****6780) Date: December 08, 2009 at 19:23:34
In Reply to: Re: Dwigans of Guernsey Co Ohio and Iowa by Patrick Burke of 210

Parents of Elizabeth Coleman unknown, she was married to Calahan 6 August 1826 in Guernsey County, Ohio. She died 25 July 1845 in Cedar Co, Iowa. Buried with husband in Masonic Cemetery, Tipton, Cedar County Iowa, Lot 96

Following information found for Calahan Dwigans family

Local history in Cedar Co, Iowa states Calahan born in Maryland, then moved to Washington Co, Pa around 1805. Listed in his fathers will. Calahan and his family moved to Rock Island, Ill around 1838, then to Cedar Co, Iowa in 1840. He spent his remaining life in Cedar Co. Listed in Oxford Twp 1830, Guernsey Co, Ohio. Listed in Center Twp, 1840-1870, Cedar Co. Iowa. Had several hundred acres Sec 3, Twp 80, Rg 2, Ceder Co. Also land in Belmont Co, Ohio in 1837.

History of Cedar Co 1878, Callahan Dwiggins settled on the northwest qt of sec 34, twp 81, range 3, in 1836 now owned and occupied by his son James. This date is two years prior to the above date from another Ceder Co history. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in (Tipton?)

Listed in the census records for Iowa from 1840 to 1880
Listed as a farmer born in Maryland, his first wife Elizabeth Coleman died in 1845. He married Elizabeth in 1826, Guernsey Co, Ohio. Guernsey Co marriage records. In 1850 he was living in Center Twp, Cedar Co, Iowa with his 8 children and nephew Bennett R Dwigans 23. Bennett was the son of John Dwigans. Bennett married Calahan's daughter JoAnna in 1852, Cedar Co, Iowa. Calahan's first 5 children born in Ohio 1828- 1836, Harriet J born in Illinois 1839 then Mary A born in Iowa 1840.

1856 Iowa census
Charles Durgans (Calahan? living next household to S Dwgans)
Charles 53 widow 17 years in the state born in Maryland farmer 160 acres owned
James 27 17 years in sate born in ohio Lawyer Militia
Andrew 23 17 years in state born in ohio farmer Militia
Robert 18 17 years in state born in ohio farmerMilitia
June 17 17 years in the state born in Iowa
William 13 years in the state born in Iowa farmer

Calahan remarried Sarah Ives, wife of Stephen Ives. Cedar Co. Iowa. Stephen Ives died March 1857 and is buried in the same lot as Calahan and Sarah. She was born 1812 in Orange Co, Vermont Died 15 Dec 1895 buried with Calahan.

Parents of Elizabeth Coleman unknown, following information found for Calahan Dwigans

In 1860 census (Dwiggins) Calahan, Sarah and children are in Center Twp, Cedar Co. William J 16 and Emily 14 probably children of Sarah's first marriage are listed with the family. The only children of Calahan's first marrage still home are James 33 farmer and Wiliam 18 farmer.

1870 census ,Calahan (Dwiggans) and Sarah are still in Center Twp. Also listed is a Wiliam Dwiggans 8 listed in 1880 as a grandchild. born in Iowa.

1880 census, Calahan had died and Sarah and two grandson's William 18 and Frank 18 ,are living with her. William may have been the son of James Dwigans, son of Calahan. Parents of Frank Dwigans is unknown. Sarah died 1895 and is buried with Calahan in the Masonic Cemetery, Center Twp, Cedar Co, Iowa

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