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No. 250

Hi, mine name is Ceil . Perhaps some one will know these Sweenys. There is a possibility that they are related to me.They arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in May 1834 aboard the Brig "Eleanor".They left from Londonderry on May 7th 1834. Their former residence was Enniskillen.

Their names and ages:
Neal Sweeny age 26yrs. Occupation; Weaver
Daniel Sweeny age 20yrs
Hannah Sweeny age 20yrs
Mary Sweeny age 22yrs

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who
might know these Sweenys.
Neal may be my great-grandfather.
Thank you.

James Larry Sweeney
No. 251

Howdy, I'm James Larry Sweeney and I'm from FORT WORTH, TEXAS.

My dad was James Roy Sweeney b. OKcity Okla 1920

His dad was Fred Sweeney b. Ark 1891

Fred's dad Thomas Sweeney b.Ark 1864

Thomas's dad James Sweeney b. circa 1814 maybe Tenn? as per 1900 Ark,Hotsprings,Gifford township census

does anyone have more, or need this information?

Dan Sweeney
No. 252

My name is Dan Sweeney from North Dakota, USA.

My history starts from Clondavaddog Parish, north of Rossnakil, County Donegal.

John Thomas Sweeney, born 1803, married to Mary Shields.
Supposidly expelled from the country for illegal horse trading. (Though you could not prove it by how he lived his life in the U S) He was a hard working road builder over here and never known for any trouble.
Came to America with four children, James, John Thomas, Grace and Ellen.
Finally settled in Perry County, Ohio. Died July 11. 1870

Joseph Sweeney, Born January 16, 1844 in Clondavaddog. Married Nancy Hellyer 1867, in U S.
Was a railroad worker. Had seven children, Margaret, William, John, Isabelle, Darl, Archibald and Joseph.
Still in Perry County, Ohio. Died January 17, 1919

John Thomas Sweeney, born July 5, 1874, Married Mina Ellen Wagner.
Was a coal miner in Perry and Athens counties. Died August 7, 1945
Had eight children, John, Clem, Ellen, Reuben, Joseph, Dominick, Hugh and Nancy.

Reuben Sweeney, born December 29, 1902, Married Valeria Francis Martin.
Started as a coal miner in Perry and Athens county, Known as one of the best 'coal cutters' in SE Ohio.
When mines started closing, moved to Dayton Ohio, became a painting contractor.
Had four children, Ethel, John, James and Elizabeth. Died September 16, 1966

James Robert Sweeney, born July 30, 1930. Married Nancy Ann Green in October 10, 1950.
Worked in a General Motors factory untill retirement.
Had three children, Daryl, Daniel and David.

Daniel Martin Sweeney, born May 13, 1954. Married Robbin Gale Harmon
Worked as a sales representative.
Had two children, Rachael and Lauren
Geraldine Leighton de Robredo
No. 253

My gg grandmother was Mary Sweeney and she married my gg grandfather on Oct.10th 1859 in Drumkeeran,Co.Leitrim,Ireland.Michael and Mary had 3 children,Ellen,my g grandmother,Charles and Alice.(Mary was Michaelīs second wife.)I have no further info about Mary,-no date or place of birth,no names of parents and/or siblings,-so if anybody knows anything at all about her,I would be delighted to hear from you.
Until then,greetings to you all from Mexico!
Geraldine Leighton de Robredo.
June Tsakas
No. 254

My name is June Tsakas. My ggrandfather THOMAS SWEENEY was born ROSCOMMON, IRELAND c.1873. His father was MARTIN. Thomas moved to England, and had brothers ( JAMES? MARTIN? PATRICK? ) who went to USA, one or all of them lived in INDIANA. I know this is sketchy but I'm hoping SOMEONE will be able to add details to this. I must have relatives somewhere! I'm in Greece so find it hard to do any research. Thanks to that one person out there who can help!
Tracey Harris
No. 255

Looking for information on Ulysses Grant Sweeney.
Death certificate states: Born Wisconsin (no city given) June 27 1865
Parents John Sweeney and Sara?? From Canada, Ireland????
Died October 17 1945 Modesto, California
Buried Fresno, California
Children Neva Sweeney, Floyd Sweeney, Mabel Sweeney
Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Tracey Harris
Modesto, California
Iain Sweeny
No. 256

Hi I am Iain Sweeny living in Exeter Devon England
I am trying to trace information on a Thomas Sweeny born Sligo around 1860 he moved to Glasgow where he married a Bridget Jenkins from Donegall.
My gf was francis peter sweeny
Diane Sweeney Groman
No. 257

Hi Sweeneys!

My name is Diane Sweeney Groman , the daughter of Frank Sweeney of Syracuse NY. My father b 1928 was the grandchild of John Joseph Sweeney who was born in 1865 in Crossmolina Parish, Co Mayo, Ireland. He was the son of Patrick Sweeney b ca 1830, and Catherine Connor. Pat and Catherine had 10 children,but 8 of them had survived by 1911. All the children were b in the late 1850s and the 1860s in Crossmolina.

Children of Patrick Sweeney and Cate Connor:
1 Mary m John McGoff 1884 in Crossmolina
2 Pat Issac m Honor Barrett 1909 Crossmolina
3 Daniel m Cate Dooher 1906 Crossmolina
4 Thomas m Mary Barrett, sister of Honor, above.
5 Bridget Margaret m Patrick Clifford of Moygawnagh Parish Co Mayo

and three boys who emmigrated in 1882-

6 James m Bridget Mangan 1889 Boston, MA
7 Martin m Anna BYRON in 1887 Syracuse, NY
8 John J m Mary Anne "Maime" Collins 1892 Leominster, MA.

I have most of this genealogy completed, but would like to see if there is anyone that might be related to :
MARTIN SWEENEY & Anna BYRON/ BERRANE who lived in Syracuse NY.
Children of Martin and Anna Sweeney of Syracuse NY:
1 James M, was involved in politics in Syracuse, never married.
2 John J "Mike", m Henrietta HOAG 1924 Syracuse NY. WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF HIS CHILDREN, WHO DID THEY MARRY? Lived in Baldwinsville, NY 1950s and work on the New York Central Railroad. Was a WW1 veteran.
3 William P never married
4 Robt, died young, ca 1905 Syracuse NY
5 Ellen/ Helen/ Eleanor m Frank CARROLL ca. WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF HER CHILDREN, WHO DID THEY MARRY? Lived on Arthur St and West Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse. Frank worked at John Deere Tractor in Syracuse.

Have much Sweeney info to share on Sweeney line from the Crossmolina Parish region of Co Mayo, including the surrounding parishes of Mpygawnagh, Kilfian,Etc. and in the USA- Syracuse, NY; Boston, MA; Leominster, MA.

Hope someone out recognizes there line here!

Thanks for the interest-

Diane Sweeney Groman
Denise West
No. 258

My name is Denise West. I am looking for information on Bernard W. Sweeney who was born in Ireland in 1767 and died in Spartenburg, South Carolina on Dec. 22, 1814. He married Frances Walker Dec 18, 1806. I am trying to find what area of Ireland he was from. My sister and I are planning a trip to Ireland in October and would like to visit that area to try to find more information on the family. We are from Indiana. And this will probably be our only chance to see Ireland and try to trace our family history.

No. 259

I am looking for Sweeney/Sweeny/Swyny etc from the Philadelphia area circa 1785-1850. Possibly Delaware too.
Particularly Dennis/Denis, Hugh, Margaret, Ellen. If any of this rings a bell PLEASE let me know.
Also I have information on other Philadelphia Sweeney's if that will help anyone.
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