Looking for male descendants of Samuel Lafayette Dunegan

I'm looking for any direct male descendants of Samuel Lafayette Dunegan (1855 KY - 1936 OK) who either have or would be willing to take a Y-DNA test. I'm hoping to narrow down the branch of Dunegans from which I descend.

Samuel was married to Nancy Catherine Smith and had the following children: William Henry, Samuel Harrison, Mary Ellen, Martin R., Charlie T., Sarah Elizabeth, Homer Bert, Rebecca Ann, and Rosie A. Dunegan

Daniel Dunagan

I recently discovered via DNA testing that I am related to Daniel Dunagan, a Revolutionary War soldier whose story is copied below. Daniel was born in Ireland in 1752, migrated first to Virginia and then Tennessee after the war. His descendents moved further west to Missouri, Oklahoma and elsewhere. The story was discovered on Ancestry.

The Founding Father

Passing of Edward Dunagin

It is with a heavy heart that I break the sad news of the passing of my father, Edward Dunagin, the administrator of this web site, last week after a long illness. This site was a labor of love for him and although for the last few years he had been unable to post as often as he would have liked, he enjoyed reading your stories and hearing the histories of Dunagins of All Spellings.

Bernard Dunigan's Offaly Roots

Recent research has disclosed the Irish origins of Bernard Dunigan of Woodbridge, NJ, patriarch of many US Dunigans. Bernard was born on October 14, 1828 to Edward and Mary Dunigan of Raheen, Killeigh Parish, County Offaly, Ireland. (County Offaly was formerly known as Kings County.) Edward was likely born in the 1780s and died 1 January 1861. His father was also named Edward; he was born in 1732 and died in 1814. Edward Sr. was married to Marcella, who was born in 1752 and died in 1826. Edward and Marcella had two sons that we know about in addition to Edward Jr.

Looking for Absalom

Hello everyone,

I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping some of you out there can help me. I'm searching for one of my ancestors whom I have dubbed Elusive Absalom.

Steak Dunigan - James Patrick Dunigan

I had the Steak Dunigan on Sept 26, 2011 at the Pink Adobe Restaurant in Santa Fe and found out the Pink Adobe has been making it for over 50 years and it is one of their top dishes - along with french onion soup and apple pie. The reason it is called Steak Dunigan is that James Patrick Dunigan was a friend of Rosalea Murphy - the founder of Pink Adobe. Pat would ask Rosalea to make his steak with green chili and mushrooms. Other people started asking for it - saying I want the Steak like Dunigan. Because it was so good and popular, Rosalea added it to the menu and called it Steak Dunigan.

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I am so proud

I am a 78 year old disabled veteran with time on my hands. Today, I spent some of that time looking over information on this site, I am so proud of our ancestries. And all of you should also be proud.

I started with Percy Dunagan's book that is on this site. Then I went to Links to Sites of Interest For DOAS's and the Family history that is the last on this list. It is so amazing! Medal Of Honor, and Silver Star. Plus all of the history of our ancestors
in the forming of the New United States called America. What a history. It will open your eyes!

My Dunagan Family

Hello all you Dunagans,

I'm Hannah Dunagan Barber, married name is Abraham. I'm a direct descendant of Thomas Dunagan born in Limerick Ireland date of birth was June 16, 1706. Thmomas married my Grandmother Sarah her last name is unknnown perhaps some of you folks might know it. She was born around 1710.

Dunigans from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee


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