Anne Higgins found these court documents from 1802 showing Andrew Dunnigan, Ezekiel Dunnigan, Isaiah Dunnigan and Joseph Dunnigan were indicted and convicted of assault. I don't know the full story. I am still researching. However, this Joseph Dunnigan had to have been the father of Ezekiel, Andrew and Isaiah because Ezekiel's son Joseph would have been only 9 years old. This tells us that Joseph, the father of Ezekiel was involved in establishing the early settlement in Hall County GA along with his sons.
Response from Pat Dunagan: Joseph was the dad that went to Hall co.with his sons. From there he went too.Dickinson Tenn. where the rest of the family had moved from Hillsborough N.C.. From Dickinson he went to southern Ohio and was a successful farmer. Joseph's sons were born in Hillsborough but Joseph was born in Virginia. Joseph had many brothers.One of them was my grandfather. You are right about the name it is DUNNIGAN it got changed when they got to Jamestown(1710).. This happened a lot to the Irish they could not spell.Brad I'm telling you .You are going to be surprised who we were . It is amazing I know that through the time that we lived in Limerick Ireland there were very few of us in this line. Pat