"Charles Grogan, of Buffalo, was returning home, from a wood- chopping, with a yoke of oxen, one cold night this winter, and, becoming bewildered, was frozen to death. He left a widow, sister of James Burney, and two sons, Alexander and James, and two daughters. His widow, after some years, married Henry Van Gundy, and removed to now Clinton county. James and Alexander Grugan, as they now write their names, became the heads of quite large families. Grugan township derives its name from this family. Honorable Coleman Grugan, late associate judge of Clinton county, is a grandson of Charles Grogan. - Maynard's Clinton County, page 153."