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|LOOKING FOR ROOTS
Hello to the Sweeny Clan,
I am so happy to have found the Website as I have wondered for years about my Sweeney roots. My name is Joanne Sweeney and I live in Newport, South Wales. My grandfather was Joseph Sweeny, he was born in Donegal @ 80 yrs ago and emigrated to Thunder Bay Canada in the 1970's/80's. He married Isabella McVey in Glasgow. My father was born in 1945, his name is Donald Joseph Sweeney and he lived on the Clyde in Glasgow. He became a merchant seaman and married my mother in South Wales.
That is all the information that I have. It would be so great to hook up with the Sweeney family. I would love to visit Ireland to meet them.
I'm Deedee Shelton from California.
Solomon Sweaney (or ?) was my great grandpa. I know where he was on
6/25/1876...cleaning up after the battle of Little Big Horn. He was in the
contingent that arrived the day after Custer did his thing. Just under 5
years later, Solomon was in Missouri fathering my grandmother Alice Lee
Sweaney (that's the way SHE spelled it) who married Ulysses S. Grant
Totten. Grandma Totten was born 3/30/1881 in New Point,Holt, MO.
I never got to meet Grandpa Sweaney but I knew Grandma Sweaney! She was
"the red-haired lady in the bed in the front room" at my grandma's house. I
was even allowed to go see her when she was feeling all right. I figure
Solomon had to have been born somewhere around 1856 to 1860 in order to
have been in both of the above situations. Does this ring any familiar
bell? I'd sure love to know Grandma Sweaney's first and maiden names and
then have a starting place to dig out that side of my family.
Heck...I can't even "go to" Ireland and Scotland until I find out which
branch I'm on!
I'm Kathie Pettigrove from Beaverton, OR, USA. My grandmother was born
Bridget Sweeny on May 30, 1903 in New York City. Her father was Thomas
Sweeny b. 1875, Ireland. His occupation on her birth certificate was
labourer. Her mother was Rose McAllister Sweeny b. 1875, Ireland. Thomas
and Rose had one other child born before my grandmother.
When my grandmother was about 1 year old, her mother, Rose, died and her
father Thomas put my grandmother and her brother in the New York City
Foundling hospital. Our family believes her brother's name was also Thomas
Sweeny and that he was born abt. 1897. When the father, Thomas Sweeny, did
not return to get his children they were put on an Orphan Train and arrived
in North Dakota around 1905. Bridget Sweeny was taken in by a German family
named Voller. She was given the name of Mary Voller. Later the Voller
family moved to Oregon.
My grandmother did not find out her true identity until 1921 when her father
Voller was on his death bed. My grandmother searched the rest of her life
trying to find her roots. She passed away in 1974. My aunt carried on the
search until she passed away in 1997.
If anyone had a grandfather, great-grandfather, or uncle with a similar
story I would love to hear from you.
Erick J. Owens Sr
Looking for my Sweeney, Gallagher, and McNelis relatives from Glenties, County Donegal, Ireland. Not much information to work with. Daniel Gallagher married Nora Sweeney. They had at least one child, a daughter named Mary Gallagher. Mary Gallagher married Timothy McNelis and emigrated to the United States around the 1850's. Daniel Gallagher and Nora Sweeney remained in County Donegal. Timothy McNelis died in 1912, in Illinois and Mary Gallagher died in 1917, in Illinois. If anyone has information on either of these families, I would appreciate any assistance. I can be reached, via e-mail.
Erick J. Owens Sr.
Hi. My name is Graeme HUDSON from New South Wales, Australia.
I believe a Thomas SWEENEY transported as a convict from Ireland in 1825 is my GGGrandfather.
Thomas SWEENEY b.1798 in Sligo, Ireland m. Isamena ??. He was convicted of stealing a cow and sentenced to 7 years in 'the colonies'. (Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh 21/7/1825). He appealed to take his wife and 2 children with him. I currently have no result of the petition (PPC 4200). I know trial records were destroyed; any advice on getting the petition records?? Shipping records only list Thomas; no records for family.
Thomas arrived at Port Jackson (Sydney), was further transported to Moreton Bay (Brisbane) in 1827 and given freedom in 1832.
I believe, from geographical and chronological links, that he is directly related to me. ie
*SWEENEY, David b. 1844 NSW m. CROSS, Mary Ann Jane 1875
SWEENEY, Charles ??
*SWEENEY, Thomas b. 1870 NSW
Sarah Jane b. 1872 NSW
Charles b. 1874 NSW
Isemena Elizabeth b. 1876 NSW
Joseph David b. 1878 NSW
Mary Jane b. 1881 NSW
Charlotte b. 1883 NSW
John b. 1886 NSW
Emily Matilda b. 1888 NSW
** Rose Maud b. 1889 NSW m. SCOTT, Rupert Leslie 1909
** SCOTT, Edna Jane b. 1910 WA
Leslie Rupert b. 1912 WA
*** Norma May b. 1917 WA m. HUDSON, Edward Charles 1942
Ronald Walter Lawrence b. 1923
*** HUDSON, Barry Edward b. 1943 WA
Graeme Leslie b. 1945 WA
Philip John b. 1947 WA
Trevor Charles b. 1951 WA
Cheryl Anne b. 1954
I hope someone out there has connections and we can help each other. Cheers
John William Sweeney
Hi I am John William Sweeney I am looking for information on my G.G.GRAND
FATHER John Sweeney and his wife name was Catherine (donahue)Sweeney of
cork county They had a son Daniel Sweeney who was my Great Grand Father i
don't know if he had any more Brothers or Sisters Daniel Sweeney immagrated
to (Springhill) Nova-Scotia, Canada Daniel Sweeney was born in 1860 and
came to Canada in 1885 any information would be greatly received. Thanks.
G'day, looking for some Irish ancestory information (names and dates ,
addresses or contacts) previous to the earliest data that I already have
on: Mick Swiney (Irish convict database) borne by mother Mary circa 1819
in County Cork, Ireland, (Roman Catholic) and was a brother to Bryan,
John, Daniel and Margaret. Records from St. Finbarr's (south) church,
Dunbar St. Cork, suggest a Michael Swiney born 12th December 1882 to
Timothy Swiney and Jane Shea, is a possible Michael Sweeney. I am
looking for comfirmation of the information that I have and contacts to
pursue previous to the 'halt' that I have come to, any assistance would
be greatly appreciated. Thankyou, Andrew Sweeney from OZ.
My Name is Craig Sweeny.I am from Cobram in Australia.I am looking for information on my family that lived in Glasgow.My G Grandfather was a Thomas Sweeney and was married to a Jeanie Halbert 22/12/1911.They had 3 Children Thomas, James i beleved died as a baby and Randolph who was killed in the war.My grandfather who is Thomas born 24/2/1915 was married to Mary Faulkner born 23/11/1914 and had four children Thomas,Randolph,Raymond who is my father and Kenneth.Mary Faulkner mother and father was James Faulkner and Mary Winiefred Sancto.
HELLO TO ALL THE SWEENEY CLAN.
MY NAME IS KEN GUNTRIP AND I LIVE IN BIRKENHEAD,
WIRRAL,MERSEYSIDE.I WONDER IF ANYONE OUT THERE CAN HELP MY WIFE SOLVE A MISSING LINK IN HER SWEENEY FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH.
HER MOTHER FLORENCE MORRIS'S FATHER WAS AN
ISAAC SWEENEY WHO WAS BORN IN BIRKENHEAD IN
1854.HIS ELDEST BROTHER,JAMES WAS 7YRS OLD ON THE 1861 CENSUS AND RECORDED AS HAVING BEEN BORN IN COUNTY DOWN,N.IRELAND.
IT IS THEIR PARENTS MARRIAGE IN IRELAND THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON.IT WOULD BE IN APPROX.1853 BETWEEN ISAAC SWEENEY AND JANE TYIO.(IT COULD BE TYE OR TIGHE)AND POSSIBLY IS BELFAST.WE HAVE ALSO WORKED OUT FROM INFORMATION THAT ISAAC WAS BORN IN ABOUT 1833 IN BELFAST OR AREA.ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.MANY THANKS.
I am from Norwich, N.Y.
My Father was :Roy Frances Landry,born in Memramcook,NB Canada July/21/1896
His Father was Tilman T Landry born 1853 married to Elizabeth McSweeney (my Grandmother) Born 2/8/1859 in Dungiven,NB Canada
My Great Grandfather was Mike (Michel,Michael??) McSweeney born 1/1/1809 in Letter Kenny, Donegal County, Ireland
He came to Canada in 1830
Beyond him I have relatives Hamilton's, Sullivans from Scotland too.
I'm having trouble finding roots so "Looking for Roots" that will perhaps help me in the adding of the Mc??? Please help if you can.
Sincerely, Jacqueline Hoag
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