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Hagarty,Regan,Uniac Families

Updated November 20, 2004


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John Hegarty and his sister Bridget came to Logan Township,Perth County Ontario from Ireland in 1848. In 1852 his father John, mother Abigail(O'Keeffe), brothers Con, Michael, Timothy, Daniel, sister Ellen,and her husband William Uniac joined them.

John who changed spelling of his last name to Hagarty farmed in Logan Township. Bridget who married Timothy Regan farmed in Logan as did William and Ellen Uniac. Timothy Hagarty built a hotel at Bornholm Ontario, Daniel became a medical doctor in Manitoba, Con went to New York, and Michael(Heggarty) joined his brother Peter (Haggerty) in Richmond Virginia.

The family tree to the 7th generation of descendents is found here in the Gedcom file.

The family homestead near Conna,County Cork, Ireland was found in 1994. Several Hagarty and Regan relatives visited there in 1998. Another reunion of over 100 Hagarty,Regan,Uniac descendents was held in Conna Ireland August 18-20, 2002.

A book written by Jim Hagarty called "HOME AGAIN An Emigrant Family Returns to Ireland" is available.It is hardcover and has 380 pages. It tells the stories of the family history and also lists the descendent family trees to the 7th generation. Cost in Canada $50 +$5postage(Can$. Contact e-mail address is:; phone 519-273-4109.

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Family Photos

  • John Hagarty 11 (19 KB)
    John married Mary Nagle. They had 4 children.They farmed in Logan Township, near Bornholm, in Perth County. He was a pioneer, who cleared the land and built a log home and barn. His son John 3 and his son, John 4 farmed all their lives in Logan. They are buried in St. Vincent de Paul cemetery, Mitchell.
  • Home Again Reunion, Aug 2002 (199 KB)
    Group gather in Conna Ireland Hall for dinner
  • Michael Heggarty (16 KB)
    He married Anne Foley. They had 7 children. After emigrating from Ireland to Ontario, Michael moved in his early 20's to Virginia USA. At some point he changed the spelling of his name.He is buried in Mount Calvary cemetery, Richmond Virginia. He was a contractor, who died of construction accident when he was 45.
  • Reunion Final Evening in Original Family Cottage (186 KB)
    Current owners of Hegarty/O'Keeffe cottage visit with visitors for a candlelight evening Aug. 20/2002
  • Timothy Hagarty (20 KB)
    He married Mary Bridget Ryan and they had 9 children.He built the first log Hotel in Bornholm and was the first post master there.Later he moved to Stratford and owned and operated a hotel.He is buried in Avondale cemetery, in Stratford, Ont.
  • Reunion Banner (169 KB)
    Conna Community Council decorated hall with a banner and sign welcoming reunion guests.
  • Fr Tim Uniac and Michael Coughlin (82 KB)
    Fr. Tim was mass celebrant and Michael Coughlin played the harp.
  • Jim Hagarty and Bridget Sheehan (20 KB)
    Jim Hagarty author of the family history book called Home Again and Bridget Sheehan, owner of the farm where the Hagarty cottage is located,near Conna, Ireland.
  • Michael Coughlin plays violin;candlelight evening (175 KB)
    Recreating the evening as it might have been 150 years ago when John & Abigail Hegarty left Ireland, with 5 of their children.
  • Hagarty Home in Ireland (42 KB)
    The original cottage once lived in by John and Abigail and their family. It was from here they emigrated to Canada.
  • Bridget (Hagarty) Regan (20 KB)
    She came to Canada in 1848 with her brother John. She later married Timothy(Tad) Regan and they farmed in Logan Township, Perth Co. Ontario.They had 5 children. She is buried in St. Vincent de Paul cemetery in Mitchell Ontario.
  • Monuments in Mitchell (218 KB)
    Michael Hagarty-(7th generation) visits gravesites of 4 generations of his John Hagarty grandfathers in St Vincent de Paul cemetery in Mitchell, Ontario, Canada.
  • HOME AGAIN book (33 KB)
    The jacket cover for the book by Jim Hagarty
  • Cornelius Hagarty (17 KB)
    Cornelius(Con) married Julia Leary. They had 4 children. They lived most of their life in New York. He is buried in St. John's cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. One son William, was a Justice of the Supreme Court. This line of the family has no living descendants.
  • Valley and Mountains (28 KB)
    The view behind the Hagarty cottage.
  • Daniel Hagarty (23 KB)
    He married Henrietta Scanlon.They had 8 children. He was a medical doctor in Portage La Prairie Manitoba and was medical inspector to the frontier areas of the emerging provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
  • Ellen(Hagarty)Uniac (13 KB)
    She married William Uniac. They raised 7 children to adulthood. At least one child died on the voyage from Ireland. They farmed in Logan Township in Perth County. She is buried in St Vincent de Paul, cemetery in Mitchell Ontario.
  • Hagarty,Regan,Uniac Reunion in Ireland, Aug 2002 (248 KB)
    John Hegarty & Abigail O'Keeffe Descendents in Conna Church for mass celebrated by descendent Fr, Tim Uniac

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Related Files

  • Reunion Summary (4 KB)
    Summary of Hagarty, Regan, Uniac Reunion--August 2002 by Jim Hagarty
  • News from Conna (1 KB)
    Conna Community Council reports on reunion
  • Early History in Canada (11 KB)
    This descibes the early period of the Hagartys after they arrived in Logan Township, Perth County Ontario from 1850-1917. It was written by John P. Hagarty(John1V)1905-1996

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