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Michael John CORRIGAN[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1792 - 1859


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  • Name  Michael John CORRIGAN 
    Born  1792  Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  7 Sep 1859  Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • [Except from "They Came to Mara, Pioneers of Mara Township 1829-1900"]



      "Members of the Michael Corrigan family were natives of County Tyrone. They were still residents of Ireland when Patrick was baptized at the age of two days in Killeeshil Parish in February, 1819. They emigrated to Canada circa 1823 where Michael initiated Upper Canada Land Petitions on behalf of himself and his young sons. Then they briefly removed to the United States, likely to New York where their son, Hugh, was born. It was said that William was born during their voyage to North America. In time, the Corrigan family settled on Brock Township, and apparently lived their throughout the 1830s. By the time of the 1852 census, Michael, Rosina and family resided in Mara on the West 1/2 of LOT 15 CON 7."



      [Information entered 7/5/01 from various online sources of Ireland information]



      Killeeshil information



      Townload: Killeeshil

      Acres: 521

      County: Tyrone

      Barony: Dungannon Lower

      Civil Parish: Killeeshil

      PLU: Dungannon

      Province: Ulster

      Diocese: Armagh

      Roman Catholic



      Killeeshil Chapel - about 5-7 miles east of Ballygawley. This has a Protestant Cemetery on the east side and an old Catholic Cemetery behind the Chapel on the west side.

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nirtyr3/Cemetery/cemetery.html



      http://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/county/tyrone.html

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nirtyr/



      Dungannon: (pop 10,000) is a manufacturing town approx. 10 miles north west of Armagh. It lies in the parish of Drumglass and in the barony of Dungannon Middle. In medieval times the O'Neills had a large fortress built in Dungannon. The site of which is marked by the ruins of an 18th century castle. These ruins are situated just north of the market square in the center of the town. The O'Neills also founded a Franciscan friary in 1489, and this is where that Con O Neill submitted to the English and accepted the title of Earle of Tyrone from Henry VIII, while his son was given the title of Baron of Dungannon. Following the Irish defeat at the battle of Kinsale, in 1602, the town was burnt to the ground to prevent the English seizing the town. During the plantation period the lands in and around Dungannon were granted to Sir Arthur Chichester, who laid out the plan of the modern town. In 1692, it was sold to Thomas Knox. He developed the town's markets and business. Here in 1782, in the old Meeting House is where the Irish Volunteers met to set up a pressure group seeking Irish independence.



      [from Hugh Corrigan IV in a letter to Brian Zalewski - August 19, 1999]

      "According to the birth records, the first three children were born in County Tyrone, Ireland but the next two were born in New York State. This is probably due to the fact that the Erie Canal was being built, and Irish labor was recruited for the work on the canal. After the work was done it is my guess that Michael and Rose moved their family back to Ontario and settled in Mara Township"



      "There was a rebellion in 1837 in Ontario and Michael Corrigan was among many families guilty of treason. The majority of them were pardoned and allowed to return on parole for three years after paying a security bond. Briefly, the rebellion was led by William Lyon Mackenzie against the authoritarian system, which culminated early in December 1837 with a abortive attempt to take over the government in Toronto. He had farmers joining him from all over the providence. Most of the rebels were captured or ran away as their take-over was foiled by government troops.



      On a list of prisoners held at Parliament House in Toronto, December 13, 1837 was Michael Corrigan along with 312 others jailed there. Michael was arrested January 6, 1838 some weeks after the rebellion was quashed. He was released May 12, 1838 and pardoned on finding security to keep peace and be of good behavior for three years."
    Person ID  I25  Brian & Darcy Zalewski | Brian's Direct Line
    Last Modified  12 Aug 2009 

    Family  Elizabeth Rosa Roseann NUGENT,   b. 1793, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1856, Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Dec 1816  Killeeshil Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Isabella CORRIGAN,   b. Brock, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas CORRIGAN,   b. 23 Jan 1818, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Patrick CORRIGAN,   b. 8 Feb 1819, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1910, Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Ann CORRIGAN,   b. 18 May 1821, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1894, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William CORRIGAN,   b. 1823, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1876, Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hugh CORRIGAN,   b. Abt 1825, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1889, Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary CORRIGAN,   b. Abt 1828, Brock, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1857, Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rose Elizabeth CORRIGAN,   b. 16 Feb 1830, Brock, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Margaret CORRIGAN,   b. 1838, Brock, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925
     10. Michael CORRIGAN,   b. 16 Aug 1842, Brock, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Sarah CORRIGAN,   b. 27 Apr 1843, Mara Township, Brechin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1913, Cooks Valley, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F218  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1792 - Tyrone, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1816 - Killeeshil Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Corrigan Family Memories.

    2. [S9] Corrigan Family Genealogy.

    3. [S205] 1851/52 Census of Canada East & West, Mara Township, Ontario County, Canada West, Page p.1d,2a,3; 11; Michael Corrigan; 12 August 2009.

    4. [S254] Ontario Deaths, 1869-1947, 9 October 2010; Patrick Corrigan, Film 1854628, Folder 4175881, Image 1257, Ref yr 1910 cn 22712.

    5. [S290] St. Gregory the Great R.C.Ch., Oshawa, Ontario, Nov 1848; William Corregham and Mary Makan.


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