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
William NUGENT born abt. 1811 m Sarah HEDRICK/HETRICK
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.
Elizabeth Jemima NUGENT b 24 Dec 1813; d 23 Sept 1888 Chicago IL; m James LEACH. 8 sons, 1 daughter.
Charles NUGENT born abt. 17 Aug 1817; d 4 Feb 1883 m Sarah CHAMPINE. 11 children
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)
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
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