The Wilson and Hannah Beaman Duggan family, circa 1920s. Wilson and Hannah are seated in the center, surrounded by their children and grandchildren.

Hannah Beaman Duggan (1854-1937) kept a notebook of family vital records, housekeeping notes and recipes, and favorite poems.

Hannah Rhodelia Beaman was born November 28, 1854 in New York and died December 9, 1937 in Sevier County, Tennessee.  On April 27, 1871, she married Tennessee State Senator Wilson L. Duggan Jr.  He was born July 28, 1848 in Sevier County, Tennessee and died February 9, 1936 in Knox County, Tennessee.  They are buried in the Duggan Memorial Cemetery in Sevier County. They had nine children, eight of whom survived to adulthood.

Their children were:

  • Walter Elmer Duggan, 1872-1873
  • Lillian Lou Duggan Murphy, 1873-1959
  • Laura Jean Duggan Redfearn, 1879-1931
  • Claude V. Duggan, 1880-1968
  • Ralph Beaman Duggan, 1882-1944
  • Viola Rhodelia Duggan Vineyard, 1884-1960
  • Orton Loraine Duggan, 1886-1983
  • Zella Myrtle Duggan King, 1888-1931
  • Morton Blaine Duggan, 1890-1975

A transcription of Hannah’s notebook follows the digitized version below.

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