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* * * MY NUGENT FAMILY * * *

My Great Great Grandmother is Elizabeth Jemima NUGENT. Not much is known from our parts of the family about the Nugent history. I've been fortunate to correspond with descendants of Elizabeth's siblings through my research. The following is a combination of the research of many of them. There are still many 'maybes' &/or unknowns. If you can verify anything or contribute anything in the way of corrections, photos, stories, etc. be sure to let me know.

Francis NUGENT was born abt 1780, probably in Co. Cavan, Ireland. He died 18 October 1835 in Hope Township, Ontario, Canada & is buried at St. Mark's in Port Hope (known then as St. John's Anglican). His obituary from the Christian Guardian Paper states "Francis Nugent of the township of Hope, while assisting at the raising of a barn for John Heaton, was struck in his side by a falling log and died the next morning."

His wife Mary was born about 1791, probably also in Co. Cavan, Ireland (age 30 in 1821 Co. Cavan Ireland census & age 70 in 1861 Clarke Township, Ontario, Canada census). Her maiden name is unknown. KELLETT is merely a guess because the 1821 census lists their daughter Elizabeth Nugent, age 7, a niece living with David & Jane Kellett in Curracloghan, Lurgan Parish, Co. Cavan, Ireland not far from where Francis age 36 & Mary Nugent age 30 & 4 children are living in Edenburt, Lurgan Parish, Co. Cavan, Ireland. His father, William age 66 is living with them & a John Nugent age 50 & family are listed next. Francis & Mary & family came to Ontario about 1826-27. They had 8 children & there are varying stories about how many & which ones were born before leaving Ireland. It is likely that the first 7 children were born in Ireland. From various family notes it's possible that the family left from the port at Londonderry, North Ireland & lived near Millbrook after they arrived in Canada. Mary died February 1865 in Cavan Township, Ontario, Canada.

Children of Francis & Mary NUGENT:

Mary NUGENT b abt. 1810; d 1888; m Nathaniel Abner ABBEY; 7 children

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William NUGENT born abt. 1811 m Sarah HEDRICK/HETRICK
Children:
   William b 12 June 1836 m Charlotte JAMISON/JENISON
   Elizabeth b abt 1838 m Richard GILMOUR
   Charles James b 26 Mar 1839 m Esther Mae WILLEY
   Mary b abt 1842 m Moses PETHICK
   Francis 'Frank' b 11 July 1844 m Mary MILLER
   Rosana 'Rose' b 11 Aug 1850 m Thomas THORNDYKE
   Sofiah b abt 1851 m John E. BROWN
   Sarah Jane b abt 1854 m Alexander STRAIN
   Mathew b 31 Dec 1857 m Ellen HALL, Elizabeth WESTON, Sarah A.

Charles & Esther & family lived in Waterville, Marshall Co. KS in 1880 where the Frank LEACH family also was living at the time.
Children of Charles & Esther:
   Priscilla Esther b 15 Dec 1861
   Leanese Albert b 27 Aug 1868
   William Robert b 2 May 1875
   Arthur Francis b 13 Oct 1879
   Ethel Mae 'Etta' b May 1887
   Jane Grace 'Jennie' b July 1888
This family also moved to the Grand Junction/Fruita area, Mesa Co. CO at a similar time the Frank LEACH family moved.


Charles & Esther (WILLEY) NUGENT, back row, left
Amy (JAMES) LEACH, daughter of Frank & Ann Jane (MORROW) LEACH, back row, right
Man & lady, front row left is possibly William B. & Emma Rose Leach from Chicago, a brother of Frank
Frank & Ann Jane (MORROW) LEACH, front row, center, at their home in Grand Junction, Colorado
about 1915? - home of Frank & Ann Leach, 607 24 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado (still standing March 2011)

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Elizabeth Jemima NUGENT b 24 Dec 1813; d 23 Sept 1888 Chicago IL; m James LEACH. 8 sons, 1 daughter.


   James & Elizabeth (NUGENT) LEACH Family

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Charles NUGENT born abt. 17 Aug 1817; d 4 Feb 1883 m Sarah CHAMPINE. 11 children

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James NUGENT b 19 May 1819; d 8 Dec 1902 Omemee, Ontario, Canada; m Ann PATTON. 10 children

L to R: William David Nugent (son), David Bertram Nugent (grandson), probably James Nugent (father)

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Edward James NUGENT b 15 Feb 1827, d 16 Apr 1869 Rochester, MO; m Jennie BOLES. 7 children
Thomas L. McCOMB, a laborer working for the Frank LEACH family in Waterville KS, married Edward's daughter Susie.
    Edward James NUGENT family

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Ellen/Elenor NUGENT b 15 Dec 1827, d 13 Oct 1904 Kendal, Clarke Twsp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada; m Thomas SMITH. 11 children.
James LEACH was a witness at their wedding in Clarke Township, 12 Nov 1845.

Francis SMITH 1849-1935 & Jemima (BREEN) SMITH 1853-1928

Elizabeth (SMITH) MCCLUNG 1850-1933 & Edward J. MCCLUNG 1889-1971

Thomas SMITH, Jr. 1852-1920

Sarah (SMITH) KIRK 1855-1937, center
Elsie Olivia KIRK 1894-1961, left ~ Iva KIRK 1892-1964, right

Rev. William Edward SMITH 1864-1944 ~~ Missionary to China 1895-1936

Margaret (SMITH) HOSKIN 1865-1955

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Sarah Anne NUGENT b 7 Sept 1829; d March 1872; m John OWENS.
Children: Francis, John H., James, William, Charles, Elizabeth, Mary E., Sarah.

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Click here for the Nugent Coat of Arms & to learn some early Nugent history that may connect to our family.

Click here to see the Nugent Castle in Delvin, County Westmeath, Ireland & some interesting information about early Nugents in Co. Cavan.

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Updated March 23, 2011