John Doran was one of the ancestors who from time to time wrote his name as Dorran as well as Doran The family in America used the one R spelling but retained the story that it had been spelled with two R's in Ireland. this proved to be true.
The following is copied from the old GS website. It will be updated with corrected information asap (Feb 22 2020).
Spouse: John1 married Ellen Little (aka Ellen Lyttle) in the mid- to late- 1850s. According to the baptism record of their daughter Anna, born in Their first two children were baptized at St. Matthew's. Given the Irish naming patterns, we think that John1's father may have been named Bernard and his mother named Mary. Ellen Little's birth place and parents names are unknown at this time. Children: After extensive research, Genealogy Sisters has identified eight children born to John1 and Ellen Doran\Dorran. They are Bernard2(1858), Mary Anne2 aka Annie (1862), John2-1 (1864), Joseph2 (1866), Ellen2 (1868), Catherine2 (1871), Hannah2 (1876), and John2-2 (1878). Since there are two John Doran's born to this couple it is quite likely that the first John died prior to 1878. Our research to date (2015) indicated that the children of John and Ellen Little Dorran and their spouses had the following children. Bernard and Mary Hall Doran: Ellen, Elizabeth, Bernard, Mary, William John, Joseph, and a baby that died at birth. Ann / Anna Doran: no trace of marriage yet. Ellen Doran and Arthur Lewis: Mary, Arthur, Catherine Ann, Hannah, Jane, Ellen, John, and Thomas. Catherine Doran: no trace of marriage yet. Joseph Doran died young, and can't find another Joseph that fits into the family. Mary Anne Doran and Thomas Perry: Mary Kathleen, and Thomas. Hannah Doran and Daniel Murray: James, John, Alice, and Annie. John Doran and Elizabeth Campbell: John, Mary, James, and another baby that died between 1900 and 1911.