SHEA QUERIES



Here are current queries for information on SHEA and SHEA-related names. Please MAIL me if you have a query to add! NOTE: There are hundreds of names in the normal 'genealogy' section. Few people post specific queries. Make sure you check out the genealogies!!


SHEA, Patrick married Margaret Smith around 1800 in Co. Cork, Ireland. In 1832 they had Matthew Shea, who came over to Boston, MA. Any information should be sent to Lisa Shea




My GGrandfather Daniel Shea/Oshea was born either June or Jan of 1829 in County Cork Ireland. He was at one time married to a Sarah Stark. The other things I know about Daniel are that he lived for a period of time in Fayette co. wva during 1880-1900 and was also married to a Pauline Vickers. In the two marriages I believe Daniel had several children, Joseph Bruce, William, Jack and Minnie also Nora, Thomas, Amanda , Edward and Mary. He came from county cork in 1850. Does this match any of your family. I am going to Ireland in May and very anxious to find out more about the town Daniel came from.

I am also trying to find a Thomas D. Shea from Mass. who served in WW2, was stationed in Stuttgart Germany 1946-47. He had a daughter that is trying to find him. anything you could do to help would be great. thanks. Carolyn Krause




Christine Uphill: For some time I have been trying to solve a puzzle in researching my family tree (maternal). My great-grandmother, Margaret or Maggie Martin (nee Shea) was known to be living in Hindmarsh, Adelaide, South Australia in 1907 (at the time of birth my grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Eleanor Martin). Her husband was Christopher Martin. They also had an (older) daughter Dorothy who died in her teens and a son Christopher Berriman Maxwell Martin.

They moved to Western Australia approximately 1915 and took up residence in Kalgoorlie/Boulder. Despite my best efforts I haven't been able to locate birth or marriage records anywhere in Australia or New Zealand for Maggie and Christopher Martin. They might, of course, either never have officially married!




SHEA/SHAY IN PHILI Have you or any of your clan have any info SHEA/SHAY in Philadelphia, PA about the turn of the century (1900)?

Michael, or Patrick, or Michael Patrick married Mary KELLEHER, and had 5 children in Phila. I'm still researching them. I am descended from their daughter Annie.

I have some more details if you are interested. There was also family folklore about a boxer in the family, Daniel SHEA? Ring any bells? degargel@netreach.net




Need help locating family of George Shea arrived Port of Boston, on Ship-Parliament; sailed from the Port of Liverpool Oct.02, 1850. George Shea age 40 Tailor Country to which belonged----Ireland, Wife Mary Shea 35, George 5, Hannah 7, Mary and Eliza listed as infants ; Bridget Higgins 25, and William Lynch 19 listed with family. Contact Jenny Oldham




I am searching for living relatives of Wellington ("Duke") Shay. He was originally from MN and died in 1985 in AZ. Patti Raatz




When my father died in 1979 the family discovered his father's name was really Patrick O'Shea (married to Maureen Hawkins). I've tried for 30+ years to trace his roots to no avail. He was born in Sligo, orphaned as an enfant, placed in an orphanage, ran off to Canada at age 16 never to return. Any suggestions as to how I might use the web to trace his roots. Don Shea




According to the 1920 census, Hannah O'Shea came over in 1900 from Ireland and became a natural citizen in 1903. She lived in New Rochelle, New York (in Westchester Co.); was born Feb. 10, 1882 in County Cork somewhere and died on March 4, 1952 in White Plains, New York. Her death book included the following people: Jerry O'Shea, Elena O'Shea, William/Mary/Louis Shea (I don't know if they dropped the O' or what?!), Elizabeth Driscoll (a cousin), Julia Brock--Hartford, CT & Delia Collins--New London, CT (I think these might have been her sisters?), and a brother named Cornelius in Ireland. Pat Miller




I would appreciate it very much if you could put me in touch with Roisin O'Shea, the artist, or a shop that might carry her books. I recently found two of her series and they are absolutely beautiful. I am hoping to find the "Harbours of Ireland", but the local book store tells me they are out of print. So my only hope is to find one that might still be left on a shelf somewhere. Barbara Dawson




My Great Grandparents were O'Shea's. They dropped the "O" when they came to the United States. I am interested in finding out about their parents. My Great Grandfather's name was Timothy O'Shea and he was born in 1875 in the Waterville, County Kerry Area. He was a plaster worker by trade. His parents were James O'Shea & Johanna (Sugrue) O'Shea and I would like to know more about them. If you can help me please e-mail me. Thank You Maureen




Lisa, my name is Don rowe, and my maernal great, great grandmother was Bridget Shea of Killarney, Kerry. She married Humphrey Sullivan on 10 Feb 1823 in killarney, but that is all I know of Sheas. I put out a generalized newsletter sharing genealogical info on my ancestors and those of my wife (lots of surnames, but majority are Irish/Scottish). Please include this info or post it as you see fit. Don




What a great site! I'm trying to find the precise place of origin (what else is new!) of Ellen Shea b co. Roscommon Apr 1834-1836 dau of James & Ellen (Downing) Shea. She m at St. Peter's RC Church, Cambridge MA 16 Jan 1853 Thomas Claffy, b co. Roscommon perhaps 4 Jul 1829 son of Jeremiah/Darby & Bridget (Good) Claffy. Any help greatly appreciated. Marie Scalisi

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