Events in his life were:
- Apprenticed in 1764 to Thomas Hammersley in New York City NY
In the name of God, Amen. I, FLEMING COLGAN, of New York, mariner, being of sound mind. I leave to my brother, John Colgan, 10 shillings, in full bar to all claim as eldest son. I leave to my nephew, Fleming Colgan, residing at Jamaica, in Queens County, $400. To my nephew, Reed Colgan, now in the West Indies, $50. I leave to Johana, daughter of Mr. Christopher Smith, and his late wife, my niece, Mary Colgan, $400. To Thomas, Catharine, and Elijah, the children of Wynant Van Zandt and his wife, Jane, my niece, late Jane Colgan, each $150. To Lucretia and Mary, children of Thomas Hamersley and Sarah, his wife, late Sarah Colgan, my niece, $150 each. To my nephew, Thomas Colgan, now apprentice to said Thomas Hamersley, $150. All the rest of my estate to my niece, Mary Smith, wife of Christopher Smith. I make Christopher Smith and Wynant Van Zandt, executors.
Dated, November 24, 1764.
Witnesses: Rebecca More, Mark Valentine, mariner, James Emott.
Proved, 01 February 1771
- He worked circa 1771 as a silversmith in New York City NY