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Sandra Hawkins
No. 200

I am looking for Patrick SWEENEY born circa 1835 and allegedly lived in County Cork, maybe even born there. We know he had at least one son Patrick Jr. born Wales circa 1863. Both came to Philadelphia PA. in the 1870's. He shows up on the 1880 census in Bruin PA. Butler County, he is married to Nancy and they have 2 children, Mary Ellen and Minnie May. Patrick Jr. is 17 at this time. We know Patrick Sr. died January 1891 at the age of 58 and is buried in Bruin {PA. We also know Patrick Jr. moved to Jefferson Co. PA where he married, was a constable and had other jobs. He died in 1926. These two are my brick wall. Hoping someone can shed some light on this elusive Gr. Grandfather of mine. Patrick Sr.

John Kazlo
No. 201

Ireland>Canada>NY(Chateaguay-Churubusco area) Patrick McSweeney--b 1786-90-- m Alice Fox (children:Patrick, Jr., Alice and Thomas<1819-1905) 2nd wife:Jane Spellman(children: Bridget, MaryAnn, John, Edward, Jane, Emma, Elizabeth, Nancy, Johanna and Cornelius)-------------Jane--g-grandmother -- m. Patrick Cooney 1859--Churubusco She was a servant for SidneyLawrence--Moira,NY 1860 census-------SURNAMES Sweeney, Timmons, Ahearn, Walsh, Cooney Pat(Cooney) Kazlo

Iain Sweeny
No. 202

Hi there all Sweeny /Sweeney Clan Members
I am trying to trace information on my gg grandfather born Sligo Ireland about 1860 he married a Bridget Jenkins from County Derry born about the same period they came across the waters and settled in Barrow On Furnace before settling in Dalcross St Glasgow.
Any information please contact

Colleen Sweeney
No. 203

Hello, my name is Colleen Sweeney from Oregon, USA. All I know of my grandparents are their names: Henry Sweeney and Mary Kennedy Simpson Sweeney. They lived in St. Paul, Minnesota from the early to mid-1900's. There were numerous brothers and sisters to my father Paul William Sweeney, but he never knew his family. He was sent to a foster home as a very young child. If any of this sounds familiar, please drop me a note. Thank you.

Norma Sluder
No. 204

Looking for anyone that can give me info on a EVERETT LEE SWEENEY, B: 30 Dec. 1903, D: Sept. 1987 in Evansville, IND.
Everett was my mother RUBY HELEN FORK's first husband. Of this marriage there were three children born ( maybe four). The oldest was WANDA LEE, JOSEPH MALFORD and MARY JUNE( that is supposed to be a twin to JOY MARIE that died, also a son named BILLY that died at about the age of two. I have been led to believe Everett's mother's name was MARY SWEENEY and there was kin in New York.
I believe that Everett remarried and has children still living in Evansville.
I would appreciate any help that anyone can give me on this man. Thank you.
Norma Sluder

Peg Reardon Stoner
No. 205

My name is Peg Reardon Stoner, living in MD.--My g-g- grandmother Fannie Sweeney (probably Mary Francis) born 1830, Co Donegal , married- in Ireland- Bernard Breslin ,born 1816, Co Donegal. Emigrated to Northumberland Co, PA. and lived and died in Mt. Carmel Pa. Fannie died 1903--Bernard died 1899.---Children-all born in PA-- married into Meehan, Gallagher, Brennan, Gibbons, McGill,and McShea families . A James Sweeney, Locust Gap Pa is listed as being my mother's god-father as well as sponser/witness for other members of the family so was probably a relative of Fannies. My grand-mother Margaret Meehan married Peter Magennis--My parents were Phillip Leo and Margaret Magennis Reardon and grew up in Mt. Carmel. Trying to find out where in Co Donegal Breslins and Sweeneys were from. Thank you Peg

Jack Murray
No. 206

My name is, Jack Murray. My home is in Auburn Ca.

My G Grandfather name William Sweeney from Edinburgh, married Catharine Doughty, They had eight children, names-Wm.-Edward-john died at birth,(-Thomas my grandfather).Margaret-Elizabeth-Catharine-Jane-Isabelle the baby.this all happen about1860?? to 1900.

Thomas Sweeney died in America,in 1920

Mary Hall
No. 207

Hello everyone. I am looking for any clues pertaining to James Sweeney who married Sarah Burgon(sp?). Had child - Nancy born 1838 in Indiana, US. Any info wiould be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mary Hall

Elizabeth Pugh
No. 208

Hi I am looking for the Sweeney family who left Killybegs in Co Donegal in the 1960s. dad was a psychiatrist and took a job at Edgehill Hospital. I am trying to trace the eldest son TOM SWEENEY who studied computer science at Manchester University in the early 1970s. Tom had 4 siblings, Kevin, Charles, Roisin and another sister.
Any information would be great,
Elizabeth Pugh

Judy Clark
No. 208

I am researching for a lady named Pam Lear Sessa. Her mother was Evelyn Mae Sweeney Lear. She was the daughter of John Sweeney and Margaret Cook Sweeney. They had 8 children, four of whom she know are Sansbury, Allen, Inez, Marquerite and Evelyn. Her mother was in D. C. when she met Victor Lear Jr. She is looking for any information on this family. She know very little as she grew up in Kentucky.
Judy Clark

Maria Brady
No. 209

I work at Independence National Historical Park, and we are trying to identify a Commodore Sweeney, who would have served in the British Navy during the American Revolution, and who participated in teh Battle of Charleston. In 1783 he came to Philadelphia, PA and was introduced to Commodore John Barry, a native Irishman who served in the American Navy. The two of them had a converstaion about what it meant to be Irish, and we would like to use a quote from their talk in our printing office, but need a first name. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks!
Maria Brady

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