John SHEA and Mary FANNON / FENNING
June 6, 2003:
There were many men named John Shea in the pioneer days of the Ottawa area.
Some of them were related tied in with the 1818 Richmond settlers and the 1823
Peter Robinson settlers near Corkery. There are also a couple on the 1829 McCabe List.
Some of the Shea families used an alias for their surnames. See the book
The Peter Robinson Settlers, by Carol Bennett.
Several John Sheas had wives named Mary. Here's a John Shea who was in Osgoode Township:
Notre Dame records:
29 Jun 1846
Baptism of Edward, born 1 June in Osgoode of the marriage of Thomas McEvoy and Mary Rourke
John Shea & Mary Shea (nee Fenning)
Source: Ellen Paul's database of Notre Dame records, 1825-1855.
and here are John and Mary on the 1881 Census:
1881 Census Place: Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 104 SubDist G Div 2 Page 2 Family 7
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
John SHEA M M 68 Irish Ireland
Occ: Farmer Religion: Catholic
Mary SHEA F M 62 Irish Ireland
It is uncertain (so far) exactly where John and Mary lived but they were
in the area of Lot 4, Concession 4.
The previous family recorded on the 1881 Census were the Stackpole folks who were
across the Stage Coach Road from my CHRISTOPHER ancestors.
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