Saturday, January 2, 2010

Surname Saturday: Doran

My Doran line is from my mother's side of the family, so I'll start with her.  She's the daughter of Chester Joseph Doran (b. 29 Jun 1906, d. 17 Sep 1972) and Alice Wilda McLaughlin (b. 28 Feb 1913, d. 25 Sep 1967).

Grandpa Chet was one of four children born to Alexander Judd Doran and Lillian Francis Stroud (whom I've written about previously, refer to my posts of October 9 and 10, 2009).

A.J. Doran was one of nine children born to Hamilton Green Doran (b. 20 Oct 1839, d. 12 Feb 1905) and Charlotte Belinda McCroskey (b. 19 Mar 1847, d. 15 Feb 1883).  I've written about Hamilton too, please refer to my post of December 24th.

H. G. Doran was one of twelve children (five boys, seven girls) born to Alexander Doran and Delpha Marilla Judd.  Delpha (or Delphia) was born 22 Mar 1822 in Reddies River, Wilkes Co., North Carolina and died in 1865 in Christian Co., Missouri.  Alexander was born 29 Apr 1815 in Johnson Co., Tennessee and died in Aug of 1896. 

The Doran family ~ Alexander and Delphia

Alexander was the oldest son of Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry.  Betsy was born 13 Aug 1790 in Virginia.  She was the daughter of James Lowry and Jane McCaleb.  Robert was born 19 Jul 1786 in Abingdon, Washington Co., Virginia.  They were married 19 May 1812 and had ten children.

Robert's parents were Alexander Doran (b. 2 Jun 1760, d. 7 Jan 1814) and Elizabeth Lowry (1757 - 1800).  This Elizabeth was the daughter of John Lowry and Elizabeth Moore.  Alexander faught in the Battle of Kings Mountain and (along with his father) in the Revolutionary War.

Alexander was the son of James Doran (b. abt. 1730, Ireland, d. Nov 1799) and Margaret Gordon (1732 - 1799).  According to family lore Margaret's father was opposed to the marriage of his daughter to James Doran, but her mother consented and they were married twelve months before her father knew it.

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