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Mary Ann Colgan Pidgeon

Birth
Ireland
Death
16 Dec 1879
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section C, Range 7, Lot 37, West Margin
Memorial ID
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Mary Ann (Colgan) Pidgeon was an immigrant from Ireland. More than half a dozen Colgans from this family immigrated to the United States from Ireland in the wake of an Gorta Mór (the Great Famine), beginning circa 1850, and likely accomplished by chain migration. The exact number and identities are still under research, but the known members of the immigrant generations were:
Generation 1 - The Adults:
Patrick Colgan (Born Abt. 1810)
Mary Colgan (Abt. 1820-1863)
Generation 2 - The Children:
Patrick Colgan (Abt. 1840-1898)
Matthew Colgan (Abt. 1830-1870)
James Colgan (1841-1912)
Mary Ann Colgan Pidgeon (Abt. 1838-1879)
Elizabeth Colgan Murphy (Abt. 1838-1876)
Alicia "Alice" Colgan Wolfinger Hynes (d. 1915)
Teresa Colgan Gordon

MARRIAGE: 23 May 1875 - Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA (4th and Walnut Sts.)
MARRIAGE WITNESSES: Egisto Graziani (listed as a church sexton in city directory; recorded as a witness to multiple marriages at Old St. Joseph's) and Elizabeth Murphy (sister of the bride)
NOTES: The priest made a notation in this record that John Pidgeon was non-Catholic and that Mary Ann Colgan was Catholic.

Died about age 41
Born Abt. 1838
Burial Date: 17 Dec 1879
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Cause of Death: Variola (Smallpox)
Address at Death: 235 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The following individuals are buried in this lot:
Matthew Colgan (1st Husband of Margaret Connelly) (Abt. 1830-1870)
John McKegney (2nd Husband of Margaret Connelly) (Abt. 1830-1893)
Edward Joseph Colgan (1890-1890)
Matthew Colgan (1892-1892)
William H. Colgan (1862-1895)
Mary Colgan (1875-1877)
Margaret Colgan (1890-1890)
Patrick Colgan (Abt. 1840-1898)
Joseph Colgan (1893-1895)
Emma Park Lamb (1856-1881) (paternal first cousin of Emma Lowe Colgan)
Elizabeth Fister (unknown-1893)
James McGuire (1905-1905)
Mary Ann Colgan Pidgeon (Abt. 1838-1879)
Elizabeth Colgan Murphy (Abt. 1838-1876)

Members of this family buried elsewhere in this cemetery:
James J. Colgan (1896-1955)
Mary Margaret Gillen Colgan (d. 1979)
James Colgan (1841-1912)
Emma Colgan (1851-1919)

Check Out News Clippings and More on the Family Website:
http://www.colgan.family
Mary Ann (Colgan) Pidgeon was an immigrant from Ireland. More than half a dozen Colgans from this family immigrated to the United States from Ireland in the wake of an Gorta Mór (the Great Famine), beginning circa 1850, and likely accomplished by chain migration. The exact number and identities are still under research, but the known members of the immigrant generations were:
Generation 1 - The Adults:
Patrick Colgan (Born Abt. 1810)
Mary Colgan (Abt. 1820-1863)
Generation 2 - The Children:
Patrick Colgan (Abt. 1840-1898)
Matthew Colgan (Abt. 1830-1870)
James Colgan (1841-1912)
Mary Ann Colgan Pidgeon (Abt. 1838-1879)
Elizabeth Colgan Murphy (Abt. 1838-1876)
Alicia "Alice" Colgan Wolfinger Hynes (d. 1915)
Teresa Colgan Gordon

MARRIAGE: 23 May 1875 - Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA (4th and Walnut Sts.)
MARRIAGE WITNESSES: Egisto Graziani (listed as a church sexton in city directory; recorded as a witness to multiple marriages at Old St. Joseph's) and Elizabeth Murphy (sister of the bride)
NOTES: The priest made a notation in this record that John Pidgeon was non-Catholic and that Mary Ann Colgan was Catholic.

Died about age 41
Born Abt. 1838
Burial Date: 17 Dec 1879
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Cause of Death: Variola (Smallpox)
Address at Death: 235 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The following individuals are buried in this lot:
Matthew Colgan (1st Husband of Margaret Connelly) (Abt. 1830-1870)
John McKegney (2nd Husband of Margaret Connelly) (Abt. 1830-1893)
Edward Joseph Colgan (1890-1890)
Matthew Colgan (1892-1892)
William H. Colgan (1862-1895)
Mary Colgan (1875-1877)
Margaret Colgan (1890-1890)
Patrick Colgan (Abt. 1840-1898)
Joseph Colgan (1893-1895)
Emma Park Lamb (1856-1881) (paternal first cousin of Emma Lowe Colgan)
Elizabeth Fister (unknown-1893)
James McGuire (1905-1905)
Mary Ann Colgan Pidgeon (Abt. 1838-1879)
Elizabeth Colgan Murphy (Abt. 1838-1876)

Members of this family buried elsewhere in this cemetery:
James J. Colgan (1896-1955)
Mary Margaret Gillen Colgan (d. 1979)
James Colgan (1841-1912)
Emma Colgan (1851-1919)

Check Out News Clippings and More on the Family Website:
http://www.colgan.family


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  • Created by: James C.
  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203318543/mary_ann-pidgeon: accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Colgan Pidgeon (unknown–16 Dec 1879), Find a Grave Memorial ID 203318543, citing New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by James C. (contributor 48190265).