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Grandfather Sheehan’s parents found too!

Mom’s mention of Dad’s “spinster” cousins has led very quickly to the identification of our other set of great grandparents on Dad’s side of the family. They were Patrick and Marguerite Bridget (Doody) Sheehan. The first clues were the names … Continue reading

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Grandfather Sheehan’s brother Edward

Having learned about Dad’s spinster cousins yesterday, I tried to find some more information on their father: Dad’s uncle, and Grandfather’s brother, Edward. According to his draft registration in 1918, his full name was Edward Frank Sheehan. If Frank was … Continue reading

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Dad’s spinster cousins

Mom provided another interesting lead today, telling me that Dad had two “spinster” cousins who lived in Worcester. She thought their names were Mary and Anna. In the 1930 census I found two sisters, Mary M. and Anna E. Sheehan, … Continue reading

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Grandmother Sheehan’s parents found?

A Google search may have turned up Grandmother Sheehan’s parents. I had been Googling various bombinations of Sheehan, Casey, Mechanicville, Dungarvan, etc. On one list of results was a query posted on the Rootsweb mailing list way back in 2001, … Continue reading

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Grandfather Sheehan in Mechanicville?

Grandfather Sheehan was the last of our ancestors to emigrate to the US, arriving at Ellis Island on St. Patricks Day, 1901. Ironically, he and Grandmother Sheehan, who arrived a few years before him, have been the most difficult to … Continue reading

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More on Francis Sheehan of Dungarvan

The Waterford County Museum web site has a harrowing account of the famine in the Dungarvan area. The name Francis Sheehan pops up, surprisingly enough, as the local bank manager: On 10 June, Francis Sheehan, the manager of the National … Continue reading

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Francis Sheehan, landowner?

Finding the Sheehan family history has been frustrating. The latest Dunn ancestor to have emigrated to this country was Daniel Farrar in 1860, while the earliest were the Cogswells and Seavers back in the 1630’s, so there’s plenty of local … Continue reading

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Grandfather (Sheehan)’s ship comes in

From talking to Mom tonight, it seems likely that this is indeed the ship that brought Grandfather Sheehan to New York City on St. Patrick’s Day 1901. The ship is HMS Campania, of the Cunard Line. In this picture, it … Continue reading

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