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•Name: Edward James Doran
•Birth: 3 FEB 1833 in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
•Death: 3 MAY 1911 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
•Burial: Carbondale Cemetery, Carbondale, Osage County, Kansas, USA

Marriage 1 Sarah Eliza Drake b: 17 MAY 1837 in Sparland, Marshall County, Illinois, USA
•Married: 4 JUL 1855 in Sparland, Marshall County, Illinois, USA

Children
1. Ella Jane Doran b: 30 APR 1856 in Sparland, Marshall County, Illinois, USA
2. Francis James Doran b: 14 OCT 1857 in Sparland, Marshall County, Illinois, USA
3. John Edward Doran b: 25 OCT 1859

Marriage 2 Anna Fletcher b: ABT 1842 in Illinois, USA
•Married: 16 AUG 1866 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA

Written by Michael S. Doran

January 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Children of James Doran and Mary Rebecca Maxwell Doran

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1 James Doran b: 6 FEB 1806 d: 24 OCT 1893
+ Mary Rebecca Maxwell b: 13 JUL 1801 d: 1 NOV 1897

2 Mary Jane Doran b: 13 JUL 1829 d: 12 DEC 1919
2 John Doran b: 19 MAR 1830 d: 9 MAR 1897
2 Edward James Doran b: 3 FEB 1833 d: 3 MAY 1911
2 William Doran b: 8 MAY 1835 d: 1913
2 Margaret Doran b: 26 MAR 1837 d: 23 OCT 1933
2 Thomas Alexander Doran b: 22 APR 1839 d: 4 MAY 1923
2 Willmina Doran b: 5 JUL 1841 d: 24 MAY 1932
2 Robert Doran b: 7 MAR 1844 d: 25 FEB 1926
2 Andrew Doran b: 7 MAR 1844 d: 26 AUG 1864
2 Phoebe Ann Doran b: 22 FEB 1847 d: 4 MAR 1915

9 of 10 Children of James Doran and Mary Rebecca Maxwell Doran 1890

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Top row: Thomas, Edward, Willmina, Robert and Margaret

Bottom row: William, Mary Jane, John and Phoebe Ann

Edward James Doran

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Written by Michael S. Doran

September 26, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Headstone of Edward James Doran

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Birth: 3 FEB 1833 in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: 3 MAY 1911 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial: Carbondale Cemetery, Carbondale, Osage County, Kansas, USA

Edward James Doran – Find A Grave Memorial

Written by Michael S. Doran

September 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

Letter dated May 21, 1865 from Edward James Doran to parents James and Rebecca Doran

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 Camp Shneman, S.C.
 May 21, 1865

Dear Parents,

 It is useless for me to make excuses for remaining so long from home and not writing to you, but ask for forgiveness for not doing it.  I received a letter from Ella and Aunt last night informing me that you had got home from your visit to the East so I hasten to write to you after so long neglecting to do so.  I did not once forget the happy days that I have spent at home or those that are near and dear to me but have ever hoped and anxiously waited until I could come home as I could wish for I could not bear the thought of going home and commencing to work to recover what I lost in the west with nothing to commence with when I come in from the Rocky Mountains.

 I started for home but the war was just commencing and I enlisted and been in the service nearly four years.  My time will be out in March 1866.  If God spares me until then I will come home for I cannot feel any happiness from my children.  God bless them, they will think they have a cruel father to neglect them so long but I have done what I thought was for the best and I have saved all I could while I have been in the service for them.  It is over five years since I left for the mountains and in all that time I have seldom slept in a house.  I have lived in the open air.  My health has been good nearly all the time.  I got a letter from William a few days ago.  He is well.  I think he will be home this summer.  I will come home next fall if I can get a furlough.

 I have never had one yet since I enlisted.  I have seen some hard times and have often wondered how I escaped with my life when my comrades was falling around me.  On the battlefield I had my horse shot from under me at the battle of Prairie Grove and was taken prisoner.  The rebs had me fifteen days.

 We furnished our own horses in our Regt, the 7th MO. Cav. Vols. 

 I had two shot and more out three while in that Regt.  So I did not make much on horses.  We was allowed $12 per month for our horses.

 Well I will tell you all about myself when I come home.  I have been in nearly every state and territory in the union and Ill. is the state for me.  Forgive me for not writing and write me all the news of your visit.  I hope you enjoyed it and had a pleasant trip.  Give my love to all the folks.  Do not forget Grandmother.

 Tell Frank and Eddie I will come home as soon as I can.  And I will get them a little horse to ride.  O how I would love to see them and my little Ella.  I was in hopes that I was the only one of the boys in the Army for it is a hard place and five years will tell on a man’s constitution being so much exposed.  But for Brother Andrew we will never meet again in this world.

 I sometimes wish I could have taken his place for I have many times went into battle little caring whether I ever came out again or not and often wondered how I escaped.  But I feel happier now since I have heard from home and when my time is out I will settle down in Ill. and try and content myself.  I must close.

 God bless you all.  Remember me and forgive me for past.  Write soon your affectionate but unworthy Son.

E. J. Doran  (Edward)

Written by Michael S. Doran

September 9, 2010 at 12:03 am

1880 Census of Edward James Doran

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Page No. 11                      
Supervisor’s Dist. No. 2                     
Enumerator’s Dist. No. 296                      
SCHEDULE 1. – Inhabitants in Albion T.P. , in the County of Reno, State of Kansas                        
enumerated by me on the 18th day of June, 1880.              
Wm Homarks





































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Doran Edward J. W M 48 \

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New Brunswick Ireland Ireland
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Annie W F 39
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Illinois Scotland Scotland
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Furl Mattie W F 11
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Not Known

Written by Michael S. Doran

September 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm