1870 and 1880 US censuses list James Colgan USA…
James Colgan 1812

James Colgan 1812

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James Colgan was born in 1812, probably in Meath, though his gravestone says "Dublin".  My mom always asserted that he was born NEAR Dublin, as he was not from the city.  He was a farmer.  He married Elizabeth O'Connell in 1845 in Summerhill, Meath, according to a marriage certificate that was found.  However, it is not 100% certain that this is the correct marriage certificate.  They had one daughter before emigrating to the U.S. in 1848, named Anna.  Her birth year was 1846, according to records, but we have not found a baptismal certificate for her either. There are DNA matches to Summerhill.  Elizabeth O'Connell's birth has not been confirmed either.

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Date of Birth 1st Jan 1812 (circa)
Date of Death 1st Jan 1880
Place & Date of Marriage 30 June 1845, Summerhill, Meath

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