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John Dolan

John Dolan

Male Abt 1805 - 1883  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name John Dolan 
    Born Abt 1805  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1883  Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1851  Simon and Related Families | All Dolans from Seegronan Townland
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2016 

    Father John Dolan,   b. Bef 1784, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret McKane,   b. Abt 1828, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1893, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1846  Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Dolan,   b. Abt Jan 1847, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1945, Dooish Townland, Drumquin, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 98 years)
     2. Ellen Dolan,   b. Nov 1851, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     3. Anne Dolan,   b. Abt 1855, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +4. Peter Dolan,   b. Abt 1856, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1929, Cooel, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     5. Mary Dolan,   b. Abt 1858, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1951, Dooish Townland, Drumquin, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)
     6. Patrick Dolan,   b. May 1859, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1933, Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     7. William Edward Dolan,   b. Abt 1863, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1890, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     8. Baby Girl Dolan,   b. 7 Jul 1865, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1865, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Michael Dolan,   b. 13 Jan 1867, Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1913, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Photos
    Seegronan Townland - 1859
    Seegronan Townland - 1859
    1859 map of Seegronan Townland with lots and structures referenced in Griffith's Valuation of Tenements. Lot 3 runs across the top. Lots 11 and 12 are in the central part of the map and extend from the northeast to the southwest.
    Seegronan Townland - 1859 - Detail of Lots 11 and 12
    Seegronan Townland - 1859 - Detail of Lots 11 and 12
    Detail from the 1859 map of Seegronan Townland showing the structures on Lots 11 and 12. Lot 11 is the portion at the top, with structures marked "a" and "c". One of the structures marked as Lot 11a is shown in the accompanying pictures. The other structure no longer exists. Lot 12 is below it, with a single structures marked "a" on the right…
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 01
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 01
    Building marked as Lot 11a in 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Seegronan Townland as belonging to John Dolan (1805-1883). Building as seen from Seegronan Road.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 02
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 02
    Building marked as Lot 11a in 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Seegronan Townland as belonging to John Dolan (1805-1883). Building front view, as seen from buildings marked as Lot 12a and 12b. The galvanized roof was likely originally a thatched roof with sleeping space under it for this large family.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 03
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 03
    Building marked as Lot 11a in 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Seegronan Townland as belonging to John Dolan (1805-1883). View of front and side.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 04
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 04
    Building marked as Lot 11a in 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Seegronan Townland as belonging to John Dolan (1805-1883). Close-up view of front and side.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 05
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 05
    Building marked as Lot 11a in 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Seegronan Townland as belonging to John Dolan (1805-1883). Side view. The back portion was likely a later addition.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 06
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11a - 06
    Watercourse close to the houses on Lots 11a, 12a, and 12b. It likely served as their water supply.
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11 - Watercourse Boundary
    Dolan Seegronan Homesteads - Lot 11 - Watercourse Boundary
    Watercourse on the west side of Seegronan Road that marked the boundary of Lot 11 - for which the tenant was John Dolan (1805-1883) - on the map accompanying the 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Seegronan Townland.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1846 - Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Sep 1883 - Seegronan Townland, Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Dolan Family - Tithe Applotment for Seegronan Townland
    Dolan Family - Tithe Applotment for Seegronan Townland
    Page from the 1828 Tithe Applotment Book for Termonamongan Parish with Slieveduff, Seegronan, and Shanaughey Townlands.
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) | McKane, Margaret
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) | McKane, Margaret
    1846 Marriage Record for John Dolan and Margaret McKane in Pettigo Catholic Church Records.
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) and others
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) and others
    Entry for Seegronan Townland in Griffiths Valuation for 1859, showing joint tenancy of John, George, and Patrick Dolan. Note tenancy by William Dolan on same page. An Arthur Dolan is also mentioned as an adjacent tenant.
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Irish Civil Register Death Entry for John Dolan (1805-1883)
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) and others - Seegronan Dolan Family Land Records - 1828-1929
    Dolan, John (1805-1883) and others - Seegronan Dolan Family Land Records - 1828-1929
    Discussion and analysis of land valuation records for the Dolan family in Seegronan Townland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

    Headstones
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Tombstone of John Dolan, Margaret McKane Dolan, and William Dolan in St. Patrick's graveyard, Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Ireland.
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Tombstone for John Dolan, Margaret (McKane) Dolan, and William Dolan
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Dolan, John (1805-1883)
    Close up view of inscription on tombstone for John Dolan, Margaret McKane Dolan, and William Dolan.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Identified as "John Dolin," the father of Anne Dolin, in her 1877 Marriage Record to Michael Mullan.
      Identified as "John Dolan," the father of John Dolan, in his 1884 Marriage Record to Susan McGuire. Given that this, his eldest known son, was born in 1847, a birth year for John Dolan prior to 1830 is indicated.
      Identified as John Dolan in the 1913 Philadelphia City Death Certificate of his son, Michael Dolan.
      Identified as John Dolan in the 1914 Pennsylvania Death Certificate of his daughter, Ellen McGuire.
      Year of birth would be 1804-1805, according to age (78 years) on tombstone in St. Patrick's RC graveyard, Aghyaran, Killeter, County Tyrone, Ireland. Photograph of tombstone at http://www.irishgraveyards.ie/graveyard_images/Aghyaran/aghnaPA190092.JPG. This tombstone is linked to this John Dolan by several pieces of evidence:
      -- St. Patrick's RC Church in Aghyaran is the closest Roman Catholic Church to Segronan Townland outside Killeter.
      -- The tombstone mentions an apparent wife, Margaret Dolan, who is also named as the wife of John Dolan in the Irish Old Age Pension application of their son, John Dolan (b.1847), and this claim was found to be substantiated at the time (1917) by reference to the 1851 Census of Ireland, which was destroyed in 1922.
      -- An identical date of death is on the Irish Civil Registration death record for John Dolin of Seegronan, and the informant is identified as his son, Michael Dolin of Seegronan.
      -- A 1887 marriage record of another son of John Dolan (William Dolan) states that John Dolan was dead, which is consistent with the 1883 death date.
      -- An adjacent tombstone of identical design, erected in 1895, is for Hugh and Jane McGuire of Segronan, who share the same last name as the wife of John Dolan (b. 1847), consistent with this link.

      MARRIAGE:
      John Dolan and "Marg." Kane were identified as the parents of Michael Dolan in his 1913 Philadelphia City Death Certificate.
      John Dolan and Margaret McKane identified as the parents of Michael Dolan and Baby Girl Dolan in their Irish Civil Birth Records available by purchase through www.rootsireland.ie.
      John Dolin and Margaret Dolin, formerly McKane, are listed as the parents of Michael ("Mickey") Dolin in his 1867 birth record in the Irish Civil Registers on LDS FHL Microfilm No. 101141, page 29, entry 420. Their address is given as Segronan, Killeter, in this record.
      Full date of 22 February 1846 and location of Pettigo, County Donegal, given in Pettigo parish records in LDS FHL Microfilm No. 926049, Item 2 ("Baptisms, 1877-1880; marriages, 1836-1881"). Pages not numbered but it is the top entry on its page. Some of the text is obscured in the microfilm as the right-hand margin is lost in the fold of the binding. "Jo[annis] Dolan" is described in the Latin entry as being "de Termonmongan", which comports with him being from the Parish of Termonamongan in County Tyrone, where Killeter and Seegronan Townland are located, and not the Parish of Carn, where Pettigo is located. Margaret McKane was apparently from Carn Parish. Witnesses to the marriage were "Joannis Kelin" (?) and "Patritio McKane," apparently Patrick McKane. The marriage was performed by "N. Ryan," the famous pastor Fr. Neal Ryan (1790-1879) of the Carn Parish in Pettigo.
      This image may be viewed online at http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000632797#page/44/mode/1up. It is the top image on the left-hand side.

      ADDRESSES:
      - According to oral family history from John Dolan (1884-1971) to Margaret Callaghan, the Dolan family had two farms in Seegronan Townland, one of which was called Rock Farm, because there was a large rock in from of the barn.
      - Earliest record of living in Seagronan Townland, Termonamongan Parish, County Tyrone given in the Index to Tithe Applotment Book for Termonamongan Parish, 1828, transcribed and compiled by Len Swindley, online at http://www.cotyroneireland.com/tithe/termonamongan.html The index has an entry in "Seagronan Townland" for "Doalin, John and partners". This entry may refer to this John Dolan or to his father, who was also named John Dolan.
      - Listed as living in "Termonmongan" in 1846 church marriage record.
      - Listed as resident in Seegronan Townland, Termonamongan Parish, Omagh West Barony, County Tyrone, in 1851 Census of Ireland entry for John and Margaret Dolan, noted in 1917 Old Age Pension Application of John Dolan (b.1847). The original 1851 Census of Ireland was destroyed by fire in 1922.
      - The family oral history of having two farms in Seegronan Townland finds support in the 1857 Griffith's Valuation for County Tyrone, as posted on the internet. The listing shows two lots on which Dolans were tenants. One for William Dolan and the other for a set of Dolans: John Dolan, George Dolan, Patrick Dolan, and Arthur Dolan, all tenants of Michael and Frederick Smith, who apparently owned the land in that area. Interestingly, their neighbors include the Meehans, the McMenamins, and the Maguires -- names that recur in later Dolan history. The best man at Patrick Dolan's 1881 wedding in Philadelphia was Patrick McMenamin, and the wife of John Dolan who is enumerated as living on Seegronan Road in 1901 was Susan McGuire. The internet record may be viewed at:
      http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch
      &Submit.x=44&Submit.y=17&Submit=Submit&familyname=Dolan&firstname=First+Name &baronyname=&countyname=TYRONE&unionname=&parishname=
      - Address given as Segronan, Killeter District, in 1867 birth record of his son Michael ("Mickey") Dolin in the Irish Civil Birth Registers, LDS FHL Microfilm No 101141, page 29, entry 420.
      - Two children of John Dolan were listed as living in Segronan, Strabane District, County Tyrone, Ireland, at the time of their marriages (1877 and 1884 marriage records for Anne Dolin and John Dolan, respectively). The fact that Anne Dolan, John Dolan's 22 year-old daughter, is also listed as living in Segronan (and without a listed occupation) is consistent with this being the family home.

      OCCUPATION: Farmer (1867 birth record of son Michael Dolin, 1877 marriage record of Anne Dolin, 1879 marriage record of Mary Dolin, 1884 marriage record for John Dolan, 1887 marriage record of William Dolan)

      DEATH:
      Full date of death of 27 September 1883 and location of Seegronan given in Irish Civil Registration death record for John Dolin. Informant identified as Michael Dolin, a son, resident in Seegronan Townland.
      Full date of death of 27 September 1883 on tombstone in Aghyaran Catholic graveyard, Killeter, County Tyrone, Ireland. Photograph of tombstone at http://www.irishgraveyards.ie/ graveyard_images/Aghyaran/aghnaPA190092.JPG.

      BURIAL: Graveyard for St. Patrick's RC Church, Aghyaran, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Inscription reads, in part "Pray for the soul of John Dolan, who died Sepr 27th 1883 Aged 78 years"

      OTHER RELATIVES:
      The tombstone in Aghyaran Catholic graveyard in Killeter also bears the name of William Dolan, who died 20 October 1896, aged 89 years. This would put his year of birth in 1806-1807, so he is likely a brother of John Dolan.
      As mentioned above, John Dolan of Seegronan Townland was listed in the 1851 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements along with George, Arthur, and Patrick Dolan, presumably also relatives.


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