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Greetings from Louisiana! My GGGrandfather Hugh Sweeney emigrated from Ireland in 1853, arriving in Boston, Mass.. Hugh b. Feb. 1820 m. Bridget Sweeney(maiden name unknown) b. 1817 children: Mary A. b. 1846, Bernard b. 1848, Joseph A. 1850. They were passengers on the "Daniel Webster" from Liverpool to Boston. According to the passenger list for the Port of Boston, they were the only Sweeney's on that particular ship.
Three additional children were born to Hugh and Bridget, Christopher b. 1854 Boston, Jane b. 1859, and Hugh b. 1864. My Sweeney's remained in Boston through 1901, when Hugh died at age 80. Bridget passed sometime between 1880 and 1900.
As you all know, it is so very hard to trace our Irish Heritage, especially when all documents say "Ireland" and nothing else and Boston being a large city in the 1800's compounds the problem.
It is my hope, that someone will see my message and it will trigger a memory!
Baton Rouge, La.
My name is Dan Spencer. Searching for ancestors of William Swinney, born c. 1760, probably in Granville, NC. He married Elizabeth Lasseter, dtr. of Jotham Lasseter. children were Samuel, William Hillsboro,Wiley, Henry, Rachel, Thomas, Timothy, Levi, Marcus and Jothram.
Peggy L. Smith
I AM PEGGY L SMITH OF FAYETTEVILLE/LINCOLN CO. TN. I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE PARENTS AND OTHER ANCESTORS OF JOHN SWINEY BORN ABOUT 1818. HE RESIDED IN LINCOLN AND MOORE COUNTIES IN TN. HE DIED ABOUT 1893 IN LYNCHBURG/MOORE CO TN. HE MARRIED ELIZABETH (BETSY) OLIVER MAY 30, 1840. THEY HAD EIGHT KNOWN CHILDREN. LOUISA, NANCY, WILLIAM, JAMES JEFFERSON (MY GRANDFATHER), ELIZABETH , MARTHA, JOHN, AND MARY. JOHN SWEENEY WAS IN THE CIVIL WAR FROM APRIL 1861 TO JULY 1962, DISCHARGED JULY 27,1862 . HE WAS ELECTED A MAGISTRATE IN MOORE COUNTY MAY 11, 1872 AND SERVED IN THAT OFFICE FOR MANY YEARS.
Kevin L. Swaney
My name is Kevin Swaney. I am looking for information on my familys past but no too little. I can tell you what i have been told. Our family first left Ireland from County Cork (closest i could narrow it too) for france where the name McSweeney was pronounced McSwaney [long a] and then to America where the Mc was dropped. They settled in northern pennsyvania. My grandparents were Homer Lawrence and Grace E. Swaney, but unfortunately i begin to run into blanks from there.
Any help that could be provided would be greatly appreciated.
Kevin L. Swaney.
Irene Sweeney Townsley
Hi, my name is Irene Sweeney Townsley, nee Porteous.
Been researching Sweeney family and can't get past
ggg.grandparents who were Mary Green and William
Sweeney although we have their son's death certificate
which gives William's name as Orwell (or Powell?).
Mary Sweeney nee Green is listed in the 1881 census in
Edinburgh as being aged 50 and born in Ireland. Can't
find any record of marriage or births for William and
Mary. We also know their son William was born in
Glasgow around 1854.
looking for that missing link my great,great grandfarther Thomas Costello
was married to a Margaret Sweeney they both came from Ireland. In the census
of 1881 margaret lived at walker/ newcastle/tyne with her family, thomas had
died thus missing from that census.
margaret costello(nee sweeney) died march 1883 age not known(possibly)
James Birth newcastle.
Thomas Birth newcastle.
John Birth newcastle.
Margaret Birth Longbenton.
Edward Birth Longbenton.
I hope that I can make that magic link thanks trevor.
My family came to New Zealand in the 1800 from England. Before that I am told that we came from denmark
David John Sweeney
I am trying to trace my father's family. His name was Francis John Sweeney,
born in Letterkenny, possibly the 28th Dec or 28th March probably early
1920's. His mother was Margaret McDermot and his Uncle's were Bernard
McDermot and Charlie McDermot. Margaret Mullen was an aunt and Margaret
Sinclair a cousin. Another aunt was Cissie Sneddon. If anyone has any
information we would be very grateful.
Sincerely, David John Sweeney
Hi, Looking for info on Ellen Kathleen Sweeney, Rupe, Hartman. Sister of Charles Sweeney. She was born in Tn. Moved to Ohio. This is my grandmother.
My name is Norma Sluder and I live in Leland,MS.
I am trying to find my mother's ex husband EVERETT LEE SWEENEY, B:30
Dec. 1903, D: Sept. 1987 in Evansville,Ind. Vanderburg Co. I am trying
to find out more about him for my half sister MARY JUNE (SWEENEY) STREET
as Everett is her father. She was about two years old when our mother
left Evansville and moved to MS. and later married my father.
I believe Everett's mother's name was MARY, but not sure. He lived and
worked in Ind. until his death and is buried there. His SS# was issued
He and my mother,RUBY HELEN FORK had three children: WANDA LEE, B:11
Feb. 1928, JOSEPH MALFORD, B:21 March 1829 and MARY JUNE, B: 28 June
1931, all born in Evansville,Vanderburg Co. Ind.
I would truly appreciate any help you could give me in finding out about
him for my sister.
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