1. Daniel David Harrigan & Christianna O'Hearn
2. Daniel David Harrigan Jr. & Mary Dolan
3. David Paul Harrigan & Catherine Mary Kennedy
4. Daniel Peter Harrigan & Florence Mary Dowd
5. Dorothy Madeleine Harrigan & Russell Mackie Bragg
|Harrigan Family Crest|
In 1818, he married Christianna O'Hearn from a nearby village and they set out to establish a family of their own. Their known children, Daniel Jr., David, Eleanor, Catherine and William were all born in Ireland.
In the early 1830's, the British Government were making an effort to reduce the population of Catholics in the West of Ireland. They were assisting many to travel to Canada and the United States in order to be rid of them. Daniel and Christianna took advantage of this scheme and in 1832, along with their children set sail for Canada. Great Uncle William described the voyage aboard the "coffin ship" as a "journey into hell" but eventually they all arrived at Grosse Isle in the St. Lawrence River. After passing the quarantine, they travelled by cattle boat up to Caledon, a small town northeast of Toronto.
|Harrigan Farm at Kinkora|
Daniel David Harrigan died on April 1, 1885 in Caledon and was buried beside Christianna at St. John the Evangelist Church. Remarkably, their tombstones are in amazing condition.
|Graves of Daniel David Harrigan &|